The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

January 2015

@JuanLlanos @alansilbert Satoshi bugged out when @wikileaks “kicked the hornet’s nest” and yet here we are…

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jgarzik In 2015, if you want to be trusted with , you better be a provably trustless decentralized system, or at least independently audited

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@ryanxcharles Ah, drat. I hope you’ll consider joining us at @BitGo

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@oditorium If this made Bitcoin unusable then the value would plummet and the miner would have shot themselves in the foot.

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@oditorium If a single entity had the majority of computational power and used it to orphan blocks from other miners, sure.

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@oditorium You mean mining pools? Even if you have the majority of computational power, miners can’t just make up rules; nodes would reject.

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@oditorium As an engineer I see a certain elegance in having a system run by predictable rules that minimize human corruption / interference

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@oditorium I suppose it depends on whether or not you consider appreciation of trustless computing to be inherently political.

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6) “It is very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code than with words though.” -Satoshi

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5) If you aren’t a crypto anarchist who care about being beholden to rulers, you can store your money with a trusted third party.

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4) If you aren’t a cyperhpunk who is concerned about privacy, you can hand your info over to services & let them track your money.

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3) The beauty of cryptocurrency is that users don’t have to believe in the ideology in order to benefit from the technology.

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2) As a technology, cryptocurrency is ideologically neutral. But it’s important to know its historical ideological roots.

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1) As Bitcoin becomes more popular I’m seeing more pushback against the “fringe” libertarian and crypto anarchist ideologies.

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BitGo Excited to announce we’ve launched our platform API to secure and scale the next generation of bitcoin businesses! bitgoinc.com/bitgo-launches…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:18 AM, Jan 29th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

@danlowe Can confirm; only come to Durham if you want to get shot.

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@emilepetrone Can I add “ignoring recruiters” as a skill?

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@barrysilbert @MarketWatch @JeffReevesIP Key phrases that show Bitcoin ignorance: “no intrinsic value,” “greater fool theory”

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/r/bitcoin adds 200 subscribers per day but unique pageviews are stagnant. Mostly throwaway accounts? pic.twitter.com/T8gawHnk3J

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.@port8333 has added alerts for nodes with stalled block heights; this will come in handy for finding bugs like github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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@dandolfa @pmarca @Slate Because money is fungible. Ceasing printing of $500 bills didn’t deter criminals & neither will ceasing $100 bills.

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@ryanxcharles xpub FTW. Any chance of one click private tipping functionality at some point?

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.@Isohuntto is offering $100,000 worth of bitcoins for development bounties to improve oldpiratebay.org torrentfreak.com/old-pirate-bay…

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@BitfuryGeorge @jgarzik Looks like there was a -18% adjustment in 2011, of course the absolute change was smaller. bcoinnews.com/bitcoin-diffic…

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It’s pretty awesome that @coinbase is setting 0% market maker fees to encourage liquidity. docs.exchange.coinbase.com/#trading-fees

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If law enforcement can coordinate to track citizens, citizens can coordinate to track law enforcement. newsobserver.com/2015/01/26/450…

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Over 1,000,000 BTC are now encumbered by script hashes p2sh.info/p2sh-held

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jgarzik High-sec sites need a multi-password feature. One password is normal, one is an under-duress trigger for login + silent alarm.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:54 PM, Jan 24th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

bendavenport Superb piece from @jeffreyatucker The Pretense the State of the Union fee.org/blog/detail/th…

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@EverydayEarth Thanks; what about my tone - do you think I should be harsher in my rebuttals?

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Satoshi_N_ Bounty: 1 BTC to the best original artistic depiction of the block chain as a train, for my commercial use, posted as a reply to this tweet.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:36 PM, Jan 22nd, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

@oocBlog Thanks; sounds like I need to invest in a decent microphone…

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I’m a recurring guest on @TechCrunch’s Bitcoin podcast with a segment called “Lopp it Off” techcrunch.com/2015/01/22/thi…

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@_bitshares it looks like your site is down…

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Just posted my first @Genius annotation on @realytcracker’s “Bitcoin Baron” genius.com/4756733

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@jgarzik @ryanxcharles @leashless @alansilbert @cryptocoinage @coinbase I thought we were keeping that part secret until the grand finale.

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If @coinbase is valued @ $500M & Bitcoin is valued @ $3B has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do more like?

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@paul_okeeffe @coinbase Good question; I’d like to know what constitutes a user and how many have performed actions in trailing X months.

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This leads me to wonder: will @gavinandresen’s proposal update DEFAULT_BLOCK_MAX_SIZE & DEFAULT_BLOCK_PRIORITY_SIZE? hashingit.com/analysis/39-th…

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.@gavinandresen proposes block size increase algorithm. This should spawn fun discussions :-) gavintech.blogspot.com/2015/01/twenty… pic.twitter.com/M0sTaTIJMA

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@Badbitcoinorg @BlackCoinPromo OH NOES! Somebody should have told the New York Stock Exchange that!

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@ObsoleteDogma I guess I’m not rich enough to consider $75,000,000 as free :’(

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@polemitis Obvs they just want to get in early on the ponzi scheme to fleece more libertarians, amirite, @ObsoleteDogma?

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nyse We will work with @coinbase to bring additional transparency to bitcoin pricing
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via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:32 AM, Jan 20th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

As BTC exchange rate dropped ~75% during 2014, @coinbase grew from 600K to 2.1M users. Price is not correlated to adoption.

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Recode Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Raises $75 Million From DFJ, the NYSE and Two Banks on.recode.net/17Zv6A5 by @DelRey

via WordPress.com (retweeted on 9:02 AM, Jan 20th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

Updated my list of Bitcoin resources today; if you have any suggestions, send them my way! sites.google.com/site/bitcoinsi…

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@ofnumbers @twobitidiot @DorianSatoshi @TomOnBTC Same number of spaces after the end of a sentence? :-P

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polemitis 3/ Which means you can safely ignore any statement like: “Bitcoin is in trouble because it costs $ X to mine a bitcoin worth $ Y”

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2) After upgrading Bitcoin Core & starting node, run the command “bitcoin-cli reconsiderblock <block hash of stuck block>” to fix your node.

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1) Linux users who upgraded OpenSSL w/o upgrading Bitcoin Core may find their node stuck at a certain block, even after restarting bitcoind.

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@sarahjeong SR was BTC’s first killer app; it was a major hub of economic activity. See this research paper: cs.gmu.edu/~mccoy/papers/…

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kristovatlas Please provide feedback on @obpp_org’s Bitcoin Wallet Privacy Ratings Criteria. We will use this to rate wallets github.com/OpenBitcoinPri…

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@PaddziUK @Radomysisky Sounds to me like there’s an emerging market for biometric microwave safes.

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@matthew_d_green Getting an agent of the state to cast reasonable doubt upon the guilt of the defendant seems like a pretty big deal.

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Rumor has it that Bitcoin devs are replacing ECDSA with high fructose corn syrup so the block chain will be more appealing to the masses.

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@JulieBorowski *shrugs* they’ll have to take that up with my attorney, PGP.

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New Bitnodes feature: nodes ranked according to their Peer Index. Activate your node to get on the leaderboard! getaddr.bitnodes.io/nodes/leaderbo…

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a_greenberg The first week of the Silk Road trial has already been better than the entire first season of Serial.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:05 PM, Jan 15th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

@desantis @TechCrunch I don’t rec sending BTC directly from Coinbase to illegal services; they track withdrawals & will close your account.

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@desantis @TechCrunch FYI, the mining difficulty DOES adjust both upward and downward. We have had negative difficulty adjustments recently.

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MktOutperform In case you were wondering, that was a 22 standard deviation event today in the Swiss Franc. $FXF $CHF pic.twitter.com/xrUDBdcNM4

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Pessimists see BTC flaws as reasons the project has failed. Optimists see flaws as challenges to overcome & opportunities to provide value.

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@ObsoleteDogma “It’s too bad that Bitcoin doesn’t have a way to steal wealth from users by manipulating the monetary supply!”

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@ObsoleteDogma This is a hilarious article; I didn’t know @washingtonpost allowed satire!

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@ollekullberg BITCOIN IS THE WORLD’S BEST PERFORMING CURRENCY OF THE PAST 24 HOURS!!!1ONE

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@polemitis @binarybits Completely agree; in that sense they are the same. Though many question if BTC is even “money” :-)

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@binarybits It’s true that value is a result of innumerable variables, but great lengths are taken by our legal system to promote USD value.

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@binarybits “Fiat money is currency which derives its value from government regulation or law.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_money BTC = self regulated

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@pmccall777 Right now the ‘havoc’ will be -0.41%. Price has declined for a year while hashrate continues to climb. bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/diffic…

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@pmccall777 Lots of people claiming that, but miners re-evaluate their profitability every 2016 blocks. Diff algo will adjust accordingly.

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@aantonop Bitcoin can’t die merely from majority consensus that it is dead; it requires 100% consensus in order to produce Proof of Death.

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@aantonop So I’m not sure that price trends over periods of longer than 2016 blocks are something to be overly worried about WRT hashrate.

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@aantonop I suspect that every miner has their own profitability price & they re-evaluate at each difficulty change.

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@aantonop Are you comparing a hashrate drop of less than 10% to a reward halving?

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2) According to historical @coindesk BPI data, BTC price has “closed” higher 861 days, lower 754 days, no change 25 days since 2010-07-18.

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1) I saw someone claim that BTC price has historically has been in decline vast majority of the time w/rare surges, so I ran some numbers.

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Hm… someone has been slamming my node with invalid “getdata” requests for the past 24 hours: statoshi.info

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Bitcoin is not an investment for which we have an exit strategy. Bitcoin /is/ the exit strategy. - @ErikVoorhees

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Happy to hear about the formation of @raintanksaas - good luck @torkelo! grafana.org/blog/2015/01/1…

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@jsiples That’s funny because I’ve only been able to get @amazon Instant Video to work in Firefox on Ubuntu; Chrome doesn’t work.

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@jsiples @jgarzik Finally! I’ve been running it in Wine for years, dealing with general bugginess.

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Sentiment on Bitcoin forums has nosedived the past few weeks; my gut says that capitulation is nigh.

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@averyj Looks like @forresto is in Finland so you’ll probably have to wait until tomorrow for a response

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@forresto Hm, this may be something that @adzerk would want to look into.

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@pmccall777 You probably didn’t know that @flyosity is a sucker for click bait ;-)

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bendavenport No Sleep till Multi-Sig: How @Bitstamp Launched a Multi-sig Wallet with @BitGo in 48 hours medium.com/@bendavenport/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:38 PM, Jan 12th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

FortuneMagazine In 2012, 13 bitcoin-related startups listed on AngelList. In 2013, it rose to 193. Last year, it exploded to 566. for.tn/1xRuVAD

via Buffer (retweeted on 5:24 AM, Jan 12th, 2015 via Twitter for Android)

@kristovatlas Incorrectly transcribed a private key? There’s an app for that github.com/elichai/FixPri…

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Just released: new Statoshi Bitcoin transaction metrics & dashboard: statoshi.info/#/dashboard/db…

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BitMEXdotcom Bitcoin Volatility As An Asset Class blog.bitmex.com/?p=351

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I have never heard of this payment system & apparently neither have the staff at this coffee shop… pic.twitter.com/dEjwuvDQ8y

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kristovatlas Seeking code reviewer for Bitmessage blog.anonymousbitcoinbook.com/2015/01/seekin…

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@mmeijeri @gendal @polemitis Correct. Basically Bitstamp now has ability to add in more safeguards via BitGo for withdrawal authorization.

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@gendal @polemitis @mmeijeri Should get details soon, but I’m sure more than 1 line of code was written, but it was written on BitGo’s end.

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@gendal @polemitis @mmeijeri If it was set up how I suspect, BitGo holds one key, Bitstamp holds one key, 3rd key held offline by Bitstamp

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Bitcoin node operators who self compile on Linux take note: OpenSSL 1.0.0p / 1.0.1k breaks Bitcoin consensus. sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/mail…

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I want a @RapGenius browser plugin that automatically pulls in annotations whenever I encounter a Terms of Service agreement.

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JaanaRemes In 1950, 5% of US workers required gov’t license for their job: in 2008, 29% do, reducing labor fluidity buff.ly/1xXhP3r @nberpubs

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bendavenport Number of lines of code @Bitstamp had to change to integrate with @BitGo multi-sig wallet: ONE. More details soon.

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Itsjoeco Well done @BitGo and @Bitstamp. The CEO of every exchange should be calling @willobrien today. pic.twitter.com/Sv6m8Qfx4S

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@bitcoinpulse Now it only counts those IP addresses that accept incoming connections. There are still tens of thousands of nodes running.

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@bitcoinpulse Prior to then, Bitnodes counted every unique IP address found by querying nodes for peer addresses.

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@bitcoinpulse FYI, the Bitnodes data reported prior to July 21, 2014 used different criteria for counting nodes. bitcoinpulse.com/#/chart/bitnod…

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@71004288d3d041c @SriKalkiji @Radomysisky @TheDarkwallet Bitcoin is not automatically anonymous, but there are some privacy techniques.

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@emilepetrone Yeah, if you required a reviewer to justify their rating, would be cool to see if overall rating would change from weighting.

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@emilepetrone Amazon got it right when they decided to allow people to rate reviews, allowing the best reviews to rise to the top.

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@emilepetrone Of the reviewer. That is, how the reviewer has been judged by their peers.

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@emilepetrone Identity isn’t what’s important - reputation is what’s important.

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@jgarzik “From the San Francisco offices of his Silk Road firm” ROFL

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Bitcoin is self regulated; the regulations are developed and followed via consensus of anyone who is interested enough to participate.

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“Bitcoin is doomed because it’s unregulated!”

Actually, Bitcoin is nothing BUT regulation. It’s just a (complex) series of rules.

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“Bitcoin is doomed because deflation!”

Well… if deflation became a critical problem & consensus was to change to inflation, we could.

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“Hot/cold wallet setups don’t scale, can’t handle surges in volume, and easily introduce too much risk to service operators.” ~@aantonop

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@BitcoinBelle Ummmmmmm, this sure is an interesting account spewing my name with your photo… @wytojucosigi

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orweinberger I just published “How to create a raw transaction using bitcoinjs-lib” medium.com/@orweinberger/…

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be joining the @BitGo team to work on making Bitcoin easier and safer to use!

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@ryanxcharles Great idea; gonna set up a brain wallet with “knowledge is power” as my seed!

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@pmarca @dawallach It could also prove an elegant solution to applying copyright law’s first sale doctrine to music. cato-unbound.org/2013/07/31/pat…

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pmarca 12/Attacking Bitcoin for having speculative levels of volatility is missing the point of how the system was designed for this point in time.

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pmarca 11/Bitcoin was specifically designed to use speculation early on to overcome the normal chicken/egg boostrapping problem for new networks.

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A thought provoking vision of the future presented by @johanngevers in “The Four Pillars of a Decentralized Society” youtube.com/watch?v=8oeiOe…

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@breathingdog There is a certain desire involved. Detractors see it as a near religious / cult-like belief, but I see it as optimism.

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Speculators will come and go; market sentiment will ebb and flow; Cypherpunks will code. When it comes to predictions, that’s all I know.

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There are many who will contribute their resources to furthering the goals of cryptocurrency so long as there is even a glimmer of hope.

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Some say Bitcoin won’t fail simply b/c there are too many stakeholders who will prop it up; I kind of agree. But it’s not just about money.

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Everyone has their own definition of Bitcoin failing / dying; I define failure as the entire community giving up on trying to improve it.

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@pmccall777 There are more sellers than buyers, thus the exchange rate is dropping. Winklevii haven’t bought coins in several years AFAIK.

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@ollekullberg It appears that Lopp Holdings will be purchasing even more coins this week than originally anticipated.

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“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”

We’ve come a long way since genesis; here’s to a bright future!

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Reminder: audit your cryptocurrency backups to ensure they’re up-to-date and recoverable. Move large quantities into P2SH addresses!

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@TuurDemeester Pretty sure it’s still incredibly overinflated given that 97%+ of the coins were premined and are owned by GAW.

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yrashk To celebrate 2015, launched newly redesigned @trustatom website trustatom.com

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Bitcoin volatility: the heartbeat of adoption? pic.twitter.com/o7mzElflhd

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juliaapatterson This is gold. (“This is ”) @jeffreyatucker shares some positive thoughts on cryptocurrency scams bit.ly/1I5gvxW

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@flyosity “What’s your high score on TapUps?”

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runasand Chief Policy Officer of bug bounty platform forced to decrypt her hard drive flying through CDG in France: twitter.com/k8em0/status/5…

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garyfung My end of year thoughts on piracy and the future of media distribution, post-isoHunt. j.mp/1zpDizP

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@bitcoinpulse A lot of your metrics are reporting -100% today; perhaps you’ve got a New Year’s bug?

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@emilepetrone Doesn’t seem to be much correlation. Funding spike in Q4 2013 (w/price spike) but also Q4 2014 (w/drop) coinfilter.com/2014-bitcoin-f…

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Bitcoin Industry Venture Capital Funding:

2009 - 2011: $0
2012: $2.13M
2013: $99.5M
2014: $373.8M

coinfilter.com/bitcoin-fundin…

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CoinpricesIO This week’s Product Spotlight: coinprices.io/articles/bitco… Top in the Industry - @sfxio @statosh @lopp @orweinberger

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@balajis When I realized that Bitcoin could facilitate global trade in the same way that the Internet has facilitated global communication.

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Lopp Holdings LLC Q4 report: -52% YTD return, average cost basis $657.5 / BTC. Prepping to lower cost basis significantly this quarter.

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