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

March 2015

Introducing Toxcoin, a new cryptocurrency to fix @ProjectTox. Investing in this con will truly increase your money. blog.tox.im/2015/04/01/int…

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@CathyReisenwitz Admit it - you’re only interested in @CharlieShrem for his mackerel.

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@el33th4xor Unlicensed mackerel transmission is a serious crime!

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The more we learn about the Silk Road, the clearer it becomes that the only victim was Ross Ulbricht. @Free_Ross

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“Your password change request has been rejected because the password (W4d2CyrVndBD9X4TdXQSpwFNmdUHyx) is too weak.” ಠ_ಠ

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jgarzik is engineered to be upgradable. All data structures and messages are versioned. A process exists to create new script operations.

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Wow. According to the DOJ’s criminal complaint, the govt agents were extorting Ross Ulbricht. justice.gov/sites/default/… pic.twitter.com/oqB1RIPIeG

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Interesting that the govt knew in May 2014 that their SR agents were probably corrupt, kept info buried until after Ulbricht was convicted.

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aantonop Two federal agents stole bitcoins from Silk Road during investigation, now face charges:
mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/nyr…

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Great writeup by @eordano on blockchain privacy: “We Need More CoinJoin” medium.com/@eordano/we-ne…

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Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace mega.co.nz/#!wsxhUbJa!UrX…

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ofnumbers Step 1: steal funds from a Darknet Market
Step 2: buy your grandpa a luxury house w/ said funds
Step 3: get rekted reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarke…

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motherboard The FAA is now investigating the drone pilot it told to stop posting on YouTube: bit.ly/1CSt7Ka pic.twitter.com/9dOeOZvXxy

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@mikestable At this rate you’re going to start hoping for bad weather :-)

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Underneath the waning number of individuals running Bitcoin nodes altruistically is a foundation of companies running them out of necessity.

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@covati Obviously you should send youtube a cease and desist for mangling your IP.

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covati I recorded a screencast while at starbucks and now youtube is muting the audio because of the background music. Dangit.

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I was happy my @MyceliumCom Entropy arrived with the seal intact, until I realized it wasn’t quite tamper-proof… pic.twitter.com/JL4ALV9xOK

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@JSDiedrich Oh noes, the statists are gonna sic their thugs on you! archive.today/bC77s

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There’s no good reason it should take more than a few secs to process an unsub request. Govt legislation makes subpar performance acceptable

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The reason why email unsub pages say they’ll process your request in 10 biz days is b/c the govt (CAN-SPAM) said they can take that long.

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@alansilbert @aantonop @ErikVoorhees Though you’ll need to do some config at your router if it doesn’t have UPnP enabled.

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@alansilbert @aantonop @ErikVoorhees They ought to have configured it to start bitcoind on boot, meaning all you need to do is plug it in.

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Hm… in the past 24 hours, 600+ new nodes came online with the user agent “/Satoshi:0.10.99/Gangnam Style:v4.01” getaddr.bitnodes.io/dashboard/

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@ErikVoorhees I have one on the way as well - looking forward to comparing it to the @port8333 node hardware that should come out mid-2015.

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@flyosity This guy just might be on to something… theuserisdrunk.com

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long gone is the cash in the mattress
now it’s all tied up in hashes
wrapped up in encrypted batches
- @realytcracker pic.twitter.com/lL9QqRKP73

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@lightcoin @kristovatlas Interesting, so this is unrelated to the Bitnodes hardware node project?

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lightcoin Who wants a plug-and-play full node? bitseed.me/product/blockc… pic.twitter.com/ULeXjyPWzG

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If only the rest of life was as easy as @PiperWallet makes it… pic.twitter.com/KFjZ8GTAJZ

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@pig_poetry Enterprise redundancy at rock bottom prices!

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.@port8333 will be releasing plug & play Bitcoin node hardware mid-2015! getaddr.bitnodes.io/hardware/

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The mantra of anarchists has long been “death to the state.” I suggest we update to the less violent & more realistic “deprecate the state.”

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@yrashk If they can deploy satellites AND hardware in mobile devices that can receive blockchain data, that would be killer.

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pig_poetry Benefits of constants: 1) improved code readability. pic.twitter.com/P5oxppoM0g

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@jony_levin @twobitidiot Interesting perspective, I read it as “security is a scarce resource.”

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dwr Another well-designed proof-of-existence service: stampery.co

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@jony_levin All bets are off in the market of middles.

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Ethan_Heilman Our new paper on ‘Eclipse Attacks on ’s Peer-to-Peer Network’ can be found here: cs-people.bu.edu/heilman/eclips… @goldbe

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@newmediaclay @JoelSutherland Well, that’s a roundabout way of realizing that democracy is terrible :-)

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Just found my favorite node: someone who goes by “Hash Master” runs a node at the address “gpus.cry.because.i.am.the.asic.ninjapic.twitter.com/U2h1cBzJ0w

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Number of reachable Bitcoin nodes hosted on:
@awscloud: 148
@digitalocean: 112
@linode: 94
@Rackspace: 33

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@f886e06d7b95422 Interesting idea; the question would be how does the contract get redeemed - how do you prove abolition of the tax?

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Interesting - @Pay_Bit appears to be working on a file locker site where you can sell your files for BTC. pay-b.it/index-en

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@jefft It’s behind one of the screens

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@ollekullberg I sure am; I’ve done the SS1000 and the BB1500. Though my longest trip wasn’t an Iron Butt ride: 10,000 miles around the US.

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@BitcoinBelle @Rothbardian1627 Awards from my former employer, @Bronto, but also a reminder of the goal to make legacy fintech extinct.

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@covati Yeah, the one by my house has had one going for 6 months. Times must be tough.

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@WorldBitcoinNet I participated in the smart contracts Reddit thread and wrote up my thoughts here: twitter.com/lopp/status/57…

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7) Contract law experts will focus their efforts on innovative and complex cases, while common boring contracts will be easily generated.

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6) But if smart contracts become reality, the barrier to entry to forge a useful contract will be lowered substantially.

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5) If contracts become computer code, lawyers will still build contracts based off templates. They will still QA them against edge cases.

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4) If smart contracts become reality, it won’t eliminate lawyers, it will change the tools that they use to craft contracts.

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3) Some claim lawyers are necessary to anticipate potential problems and negotiate terms. Sure; complex contracts may require expert advice.

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2) Some claim smart contracts can’t work due to inevitable disputes. A well written contract should define arbiters for dispute mediation.

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1) There appears to be a great deal of skepticism with regard to the feasibility of smart contracts, even within the Bitcoin community.

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alansilbert @lopp here is one. fave quote: “breeding niche for criminals” nesl.edu/userfiles/file…

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Does anyone have links to articles written in the 90s about the Internet that portray it as a sketchy technology used by criminals?

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ErikVoorhees “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” now available for free to Amazon Prime Instant Video users amazon.com/Rise-Bitcoin-D…

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@ZapChain @danielcawrey The good news is that the network would still function even with < 1,000 nodes. But we want more for robustness.

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ZapChain Why Don’t People Run Bitcoin Nodes Anymore? ow.ly/KvAgZ pic.twitter.com/4cj5MoCB2A

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e3i5 Astonishing. Cisco will begin shipping to fake addresses to help customers avoid NSA interdiction. theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/wan…

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bendavenport Just published “Multi-Sig Models That Work” which dives into more depth on the topics I covered at @BoostVC medium.com/@bendavenport/…

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@coolbearcjs The only good news is that they didn’t root my box :-)

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Looks like Chinese hackers used an elasticsearch exploit to turn statoshi.info into a relay, costing me $100s in bandwidth overages

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@_Molon_Labe_ Definitely don’t buy bitcoins until you understand the system. Check out bitcoinsig.com for educational resources.

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A “proof of local blockchain storage” mechanism would be a big step toward eliminating the issue of pseudo nodes. bitslog.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/pro…

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@Magnus919 Sooooo you’re saying we SHOULDN’T do that?

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BitGo We’re excited to announce a major redesign of our web wallet, & our enterprise features are now free for individuals! bit.ly/1GLwpxV

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When someone says “a stateless society will never work” I hear “states will always provide services superior to private enterprises.”

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@iAmWilliAmKing Certainly; we like to say that Bitcoin is “antifragile” - it grows stronger as a result of adversity.

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3) Now we’re seeing entities trying to use block chains as databases for applications that don’t make much sense. That is, centralized DBs.

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2) In the late 2000s I saw this happen a lot with nonrelational databases. Not every application should use a nonrelational database.

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1) With the development of any new technology there will inevitably be misapplications of it as entities experiment with its potential.

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@iAmWilliAmKing I suspect their endeavor won’t end well - using a block chain for a centralized system is pointless and inefficient.

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@iAmWilliAmKing The utility and value of any block chain system is dependent upon the resources securing the system. joecoin.com/2015/02/crypto…

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@iAmWilliAmKing Possibly, but more importantly I see Bitcoin’s use as a currency as only one of many applications. medium.com/@lopp/the-mult…

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@iAmWilliAmKing Ripple is a value transfer system, not a standalone currency like Bitcoin. It’s not as open a system as Bitcoin.

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“In God We Trust” is either an incredibly ignorant national motto or an incredibly clever motto, depending upon your perspective.

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@iAmWilliAmKing @Ripple is an interesting payments technology, though it’s a fundamentally different beast than Bitcoin.

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cdixon 4/ of course the best platforms that developers can always trust are open platforms that no one controls (web, smtp, btc).

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@Magnus919 @pmccall777 C’mon guys, use your creative glands. This will open up a whole new class of alcoholic food.

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“Bitcoin mining is now driving chip fabrication faster than desktop CPUs and may be the first tech to go sub 14 nanometers.” - @aantonop

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This. “I think it’s a mistake to convince people to use Bitcoin. We should work harder to make it more useful to more people.” - @aantonop

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@kristovatlas Let them try; they can only make us stronger.

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Congratulations to Chainalysis for becoming the first entity I’ve bothered to ban from my nodes. reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@pmarca I just know Big Brother’s going to do his damnedest to prevent me from getting a blaster pistol.

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That moment when you finally run all the tests on your new feature branch and most of them fail.

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kristovatlas This real-time Bitcoin transaction visualization shows how many Bitcoin transactions are being relayed by @blockchain bitcointicker.co/transactions/

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If you want to understand how Silicon Valley will transform society, watch @balajis “Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Exit” youtube.com/watch?v=cOubCH…

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@Magnus919 @WaltDisneyWorld Sounds like a great opportunity for @Bronto! IIRC we had a small Disney account a few years back.

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mikestable how long til facebook can auto-identify gender from the vast trove of ultrasounds posted on there?

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BIP for Deterministic P2SH multisignature addresses via public key sorting: github.com/afk11/bips/blo…

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There appears to be an obscure bug in Bitcoin Core 0.10 that can corrupt block files on AWS nodes using EBS volumes: github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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BTCFoundation Project 2015 Q1 Report: Peer Index & Incentivized Full Nodes by Addy Yeow (@port8333) ow.ly/K8RQ9

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ryanxcharles So far this year, Coinbase and 21 have together raised about half as much as all bitcoin companies put together last year.

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Wow; congrats to @balajis on 21 Inc’s $116M raise! blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03…

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WorldBitcoinNet Just launched my new video (Million Killer Apps Part 2) looking at Bitcoin’s phenomenal ability to manage history youtube.com/watch?v=Uci0Df…

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dan_pantera 1. Multi-signature security likely major change for 2015. Only 6% of are currently multi-sig protected. bit.ly/miamipresentat…

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@ddahlke Rallycross is a bit more dangerous than autocross i.imgur.com/9xbgzbk.gifv

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“The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” is out on DVD; I recommend giving it a watch. rottentomatoes.com/m/the_internet…

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petertoddbtc Zerocash will soon have a MPC protocol to make the trusted setup a distributed calc where just one participant needs to be honest.

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@adamrawlings @pmccall777 With a FizzBuzzSolutionStrategyFactory in your tool belt, success is guaranteed.

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kristovatlas United we stand, decentralized we thrive.

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This sounds interesting: “God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican” amazon.com/Gods-Bankers-H…

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I just backed @TamasBlummer’s Lighthouse project to build Java bindings for Bitcoin Core’s consensus library. lightlist.io/projects/java-…

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@_CFour_ Is your project still active? I’m getting a 400 Bad Request error when I try to pledge.

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TechCrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest? tcrn.ch/1w8r8Qu by @alex @johnbiggs

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bencxr You can build an exchange too! bit.ly/os-multisig-bt… Comments on @RedditBTC welcome! @BitGo

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@Jim_Harper @DailyDashboard Bitcoin network adjusts the difficulty automatically to target blocks being solved every ~ten minutes.

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@David_Boaz @binarybits Boasts from his point of view, admits from mine :-)

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@binarybits @David_Boaz Rand Paul openly admits that he’s not a libertarian.

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Blockstream Have you seen the crypto hex puzzle that gmaxwell posted? blockstream.com/half-a-puzzle/

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“Organizations that have custodial access [to bitcoins] have all of the problems of traditional centralized financial networks.” - @aantonop

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“Algorithmic regulation provides certainty without nationalist or geopolitical influence.” - @aantonop

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@aantonop Check your video title; you’ve got a typo.

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TheTorontoSun Bank of Canada urges Star Trek fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers. bit.ly/1CpNK19 pic.twitter.com/oZzG1jwf6z

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@bitonbit Nah, just look at July - it’s just the head fake bull trap for the next 6 months of dumping amirite :-P

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@sbyrnes @pmarca Perhaps sentience has already evolved on the Internet and decided to call itself Satoshi Nakamoto…

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maraoz wow, bitproof.io looks AMAZING! congrats @LouisonDumont for the great work! :)

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It’s 2015 & high perf software engineering still requires us to write logic to manipulate data at the byte level. CS degrees are valuable.

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Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies jbonneau.com/doc/BMCNKF15-I…

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Fact: Chuck Norris can mine bitcoins in his head - he doesn’t even need to brute force the solution to a block because he already knows it.

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@ofnumbers @FoundersGrid Are you saying that being an expert in a field is not equivalent to being Nostradamus? :-P

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Kudos to @camharvey for his well-reasoned debate in @WSJ: “Do Cryptocurrencies Such as Bitcoin Have a Future?” wsj.com/articles/do-cr…

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@ryanxcharles Oh I do, I just don’t trust my organic data store not to get corrupted.

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@ryanxcharles I’m not willing to risk it; my brain doesn’t have ECC memory.

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