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

May 2015

@LaurentMT Also @gavinandresen referred to full scale network simulations spinning up; I’d like to know more.

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@LaurentMT Propagation worries me most - I’d hope that IBLT lands before / in conjunction with larger blocks.

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@JeromeLegoupil Gavin has done a good job addressing objections IMo. And there will always be reasons to maintain status quo.

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@orweinberger @gavinandresen But I’d also like to not have to rehash this debate every time blocks get full…

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@orweinberger @gavinandresen IMO any increase with full consensus is preferable to larger increase with lots of conflict.

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@orweinberger The Core Devs aren’t the only ones with a stake or with a say in this game.

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@jonmatonis @pierre_rochard I hope embedded mining socializes away the cost of mining so that we don’t need to worry about it.

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@pierre_rochard The hard question is when do we worry about fee revenue vs miner subsidy.

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@pierre_rochard It think it’s dangerous to try to categorize which usage is real / legitimate. I like @gavinandresen’s neutral approach.

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7) When given the choice between doing /nothing/ and doing /something/ while hurtling toward a virtual brick wall, I choose the latter.

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6) While it’s true that Bitcoin won’t break if we hit capacity and confirmations take days, this hobbles one of its greatest features.

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5) Unhappy users leave in search of alternative services that can provide the high quality & reliability they demand.

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4) At @Bronto we knew that delayed processing, even if only during short spiky periods of high usage, would make our users unhappy.

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3) Industry best practice is to begin planning capacity increases as you approach 50% capacity; you never want to exceed 90% usage.

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2) When it comes to capacity planning for a high growth system, you don’t take a “wait and see” approach. This leads to emergency changes.

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1) For the past 8 years I worked as an engineer for @Bronto Software where we experienced ~50% YoY growth in data processing requirements.

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glassbottommeg Players would hide the dongs where the filtering couldn’t see, or make them only visible from one angle / make multi-part penis sculptures.

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glassbottommeg Funny story - we were asked to make dong detection software for LEGO Universe too. We found it to be utterly impossible at any scale.

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From my perspective, the Core Devs who are fighting against increasing the block size are losing the community’s support; Gavin is winning.

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I rarely disagree with Greg Maxwell, but I think it IS the job of Core Devs to convince the community to accept or refuse major changes.

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At the end of the day, Bitcoin is not what the Core developers agree upon. It’s not what the miners agree upon. It’s what we ALL agree upon.

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Seems to me that everyone is overlooking the fact that @gavinandresen’s 20 MB block limit proposal will keep the default block size at 750KB

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@pm_lyon Probably hard to do a 1:1 comparison because we’re also doing work related to all of the wallets we manage

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@pm_lyon My best efforts so far have reduced it to exactly 24 hours but I’m sure that there are still some bottlenecks I haven’t found.

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@pm_lyon Yeah, we are multithreading our tx processing and using a cluster of RAM based DBs.

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@aantonop Thanks! I hope my writing encourages other Bitcoin developers to post lessons learned / best practices. We’re in this together.

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@pm_lyon Thus our ‘source of truth’ as to if a UTXO is spendable is whether or not it exists in the UTXO table.

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@pm_lyon Originally we’d mark outputs as ‘spent’ on the tx itself, now we instead delete the UTXO from the UTXO table.

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@pm_lyon Thanks for the response. It sounds like you’re doing something similar to us; we have a separate table for unspent outputs.

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@LaurentMT @MarsuTwitt My assumption is that it was just variance that hit coincidentally.

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LaurentMT Interesting charts about last night bitcoin “stress test” (from @blockr_io) cc: @lopp @MarsuTwitt pic.twitter.com/pVQwgojMXp

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@LaurentMT @MarsuTwitt Obviously we need to perform more stress tests in order to gather more data points :-)

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.@Cpzhao confirms what many of us have suspected about @OKCoinBTC’s volume, trading practices, and more: reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@gavinandresen Does this mean you are now considering increasing the default block size along with the limit?

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A unique realtime visualization of unconfirmed bitcoin transactions: dailyblockchain.github.io

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@flyosity Another possibility, if Bitcoin maximalism does take hold - I guarantee in that scenario the Bitcoin Barons will free him ;-)

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@flyosity I’m optimistic, but I find it unlikely that he’ll spend his entire life in prison given the current trajectory of public sentiment

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@oocBlog @pierre_rochard @port8333 is monitoring every node that accepts incoming connections AFAIK. Which is ~20% of the nodes by my guess.

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@oocBlog @pierre_rochard Hmmmm you should talk with Addy at @port8333; I think he has the data, just not exposing it via his API.

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@oocBlog @pierre_rochard Hm that was right around when the backbone network was deployed; can you run another analysis?

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@DJ_Erock23 @AlpacaSW @aantonop I’m working on keeping the site up; the software I use isn’t designed for public traffic / high loads.

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aantonop Bitcoin blockchain stress-test in progress. More than 24,000 unconfirmed transactions at peak. See a chart here:

statoshi.info/#/dashboard/fi…

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@pierre_rochard Maybe; my understanding is most miners already use the relay/backbone network. I defer to @oocBlog for miner expertise.

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Looks like a lot of the mining pools still have their internal block size limits set below 1MB pic.twitter.com/xnWMHktsmP

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@pierebel @BryceWeiner This is all going down on mainnet with the 1 MB block size limit.

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@pierebel @BryceWeiner The stress test? Shows that if usage exceeds max block size, txs get stuck in mempool; confirmation times increase.

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@pierebel @BryceWeiner Looks like the popularity is getting the best of the server; Graphite / Grafana aren’t really meant for high usage.

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Looks like we peaked at 20 transactions per second; about 10X more than the current block size supports. statoshi.info/#/dashboard/db…

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Bitcoiners are stress testing the network, showing the need for larger block sizes: statoshi.info/#/dashboard/fi…

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@TheBlueMatt @ryanxcharles @gavinandresen Given that Bitcoin is whatever the community embraces, perhaps you should be convincing them?

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@TheBlueMatt @ryanxcharles @gavinandresen If the experts are right and the rest of the community is wrong, does Bitcoin deserve to fail?

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@pierre_rochard BTCPlex docs say it took a week+ to build a year ago. BitcoinVisualizer imports from @blockchain API, probably takes WEEKS.

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@pierre_rochard Based upon my quick scan, all 3 of those use the naive (but safer) serialized approach of 1 block at a time, 1 tx at a time.

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@oleganza Oh come on, @port8333 was “attacking” the network?

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@pierre_rochard I haven’t though I would love to; are there any open source explorers other than Toshi and Insight?

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The Challenges of Block Chain Indexing medium.com/@lopp/the-chal…

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a_greenberg Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison wired.com/2015/05/silk-r… updates to come.

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“For many tech experts at banks, the most valuable use of the blockchain is not small payments but very large ones.” - @nathanielpopper

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ErikVoorhees Ross Ulbricht is being sentenced today. He did more to reduce violence in the drug trade than probably anyone in history.

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“It was horribly depressing. Like waking from a restless dream to find yourself in a cage with no way out.” - @Free_Ross

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“Everywhere I looked I saw the State, and the horrible withering effects it had on the human spirit.” - @Free_Ross

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kristovatlas Why is privacy hard for mobile Bitcoin wallets? kristovatlas.com/privacy-for-bi…

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@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel Freedom is a key enabler of people exercising their power irresponsibly and harming innocents.

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@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel I don’t, but nor do I consider financial privacy / money laundering / victimless crimes to be immoral.

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@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel You seem to be using the legal definitions while others use moral beliefs, thus conflict emerges.

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@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel I think we have different definitions of “criminal” and “legitimate,” which is fine…

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@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel Oh, OK, so you consider all “criminal” activities to be immoral / evil. *shrugs*

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I could be wrong, but logs suggest one of my testnet nodes hit a 2,000+ block orphan chain during last block storm. pic.twitter.com/9QV8ymIDav

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NickSzabo4 Origins of smart contracts:
First paper: virtualschool.edu/mon/Economics/…
Peer-reviewed extended version: firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/…

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@maraoz Audio is going in and out; kind of jittery. We’re getting this error when closing the stream: pic.twitter.com/p1sBvB9CwE

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@Awyee707 @anarcholiberty @ErikVoorhees Only if you value your bitcoins in terms of fiat ;-)

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@anarcholiberty @Awyee707 @ErikVoorhees Exactly; there is no such thing as “stable value” - all value stability is relative.

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@Awyee707 @ThomasPaine5 @ErikVoorhees @ponli137 And that is different from any other publicly traded asset… how?

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@Awyee707 @ThomasPaine5 @ErikVoorhees @ponli137 51% ownership of all bitcoins is not a magic number; you can “manipulate” market w/far less.

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Is it ironic that many crypto & security development mailing lists use Mailman software that emails your passwords to you in cleartext?

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5) Thus it will still be imperative that any launched PoW sidechain has sufficient mining power protecting it against computational attack.

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4) If a miner attack prevents txns from being confirmed, you couldn’t post your “locking” proof on the sidechain to redeem your bitcoins.

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3) However, if a sidechain uses a PoW mining mechanism, it seems to me that certain mining attacks could break the pegging process.

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2) This is because the 2 way pegging process allows you to convert your sidechain tokens back to your bitcoins if the sidechain fails.

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1) Sidechains are meant to make it easier to experiment with significant changes to blockchain systems while eliminating many risks.

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aantonop Governments try to ban bitcoin? LOL

The image below includes a signed bitcoin transaction transferring $12m USD. pic.twitter.com/4QaH1s7br8

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@Satoshi_N_ @NickSzabo4 So it’s true - Satoshi is female after all!

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After @wences learned about Bitcoin he paid hackers $250,000 to spend months searching for an exploitable flaw in the protocol. They failed.

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@nathanielpopper Hey @Satoshi_N_, can I borrow that for the next time I “Lopp It Off” with @johnbiggs? I estimate it gives +1000 Lopping XP

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port8333 Bitnodes Hardware Ready-to-run all-inclusive Bitcoin full node hardware powered by a quad-core single-board computer getaddr.bitnodes.io/hardware/

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The first two email responses to Satoshi’s whitepaper claimed Bitcoin was fatally flawed. The third response was Hal Finney.

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adam3us I would not want to predict what bitcoin cant do; we dont know yet what limits are, we are at beginning of understanding programmable trust.

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The TSA’s million dollar millimeter wave machines still can’t tell the difference between cargo pockets and a shiv.

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ErikVoorhees Dee Hock, Founder of Visa: “Bitcoin represents not only the future of payments but also the future of governance” blog.xapo.com/announcing-xap…

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@ameir @ddahlke @mikestable It beats the pants off the combination pizza hut and taco bell! youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8ViY…

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“Key to understanding how societies evolve is understanding factors that affect costs & rewards of employing violence”

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Are you multilingual? Lighthouse needs translating and it’s only ~200 sentences worth of content. transifex.com/projects/p/lig…

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@RussHarben @TuurDemeester @adam3us @austinhill @Blockstream I don’t see any sibling chains touching in that graphic, though…

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@TuurDemeester And of course it will depend upon difficulty to perform. Centralized custodial exchanges may remain popular for convenience.

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@TuurDemeester *I don’t think it’s possible (via pegging) - swaps are less clear to me. Will be interesting to see which is more popular.

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@TuurDemeester Yes, though this may require a 3rd party to run a market to find people with whom to swap.

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@TuurDemeester Remember it’s a tree structure though; don’t think you can move from one sidechain to another if they aren’t parent-child.

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@TuurDemeester If you were moving an asset from sidechain A to a sidechain B that is a child of A, it would only require a tx on chain A.

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@TuurDemeester Sidechains aren’t a great scalability solution; I explain why here: medium.com/@lopp/de-centr…

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@kristovatlas Against a partial system failure cascading into complete system failure, whether malicious or otherwise.

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Efficiency or decentralization: pick one.

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@mauroperetti Maybe, but perhaps they’re extrapolating that if their chips become pervasive, they’ll dwarf all other miners.

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@el33th4xor @mauroperetti True; probably a part of the tech stack they developed. Sure would be nice if they implement a decentralized pool.

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@el33th4xor @mauroperetti You mean configuring the device to use a mining pool?

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@mikeinspace @mauroperetti … unless BTC exchange rate increased exponentially :-P

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@mikeinspace @mauroperetti Sure, though that translates to linearly increasing power rather than exponentially increasing.

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@mikeinspace @mauroperetti There have been several generations of hardware, though it may be plateauing now, reaching fabrication limits.

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@mikeinspace @mauroperetti Yeah, that will get interesting based upon A) the life expectancy of the device and B) future hashrate growth.

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@mikeinspace @mauroperetti Just speculating; we don’t know numbers yet. But there’s also the benefit of decentralizing mining.

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3) @mauroperetti With embedded mining the device will always have ‘fuel’ so long as the Bitcoin network is still functional.

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2) @mauroperetti You COULD have the device ‘call home’ to the manufacturer to request satoshis, but that’s a single point of failure.

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1) @mauroperetti When you sell a device you don’t know how long it will run, if at all. Preloading device w/ satoshis might be a waste.

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.@mauroperetti I’ve been thinking more about @21dotco’s claim of embedding mining convenience:

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@Bitcoin_Regs Are you in the Triangle area? If so, I hope we can meet up some time.

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@OfficialNuBits “Value stability” is relative. Every value is volatile, just to different degrees. For example: foxnews.com/world/2015/05/…

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Critics can find numerous reasons to claim it’s fatally flawed, but they can’t diminish the utility & value people already find in Bitcoin.

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@el33th4xor Surely the new $1,000,000 superforum will have security the likes of which the world has never seen!

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gavinandresen Are bigger blocks significantly better for bigger miners? gavinandresen.ninja/are-bigger-blo…

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@SamouraiWallet @drewmikb @kristovatlas @BitcoinRat According to @21dotco they’ve built a full tech stack around the chips. Features TBA.

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@SamouraiWallet @drewmikb @kristovatlas @BitcoinRat I don’t think that’s a great comparison; @21dotco has already partnered w/big companies.

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@SamouraiWallet @drewmikb @kristovatlas @BitcoinRat The incentive will be the additional functionality offered by the device manufacturers.

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@kristovatlas Which is why it’s important to have the user supporting it w/o even knowing it ;-)

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@kristovatlas From one perspective the end user is “losing money,” from another they are paying to support the network infrastructure.

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@gigq Apparently, though no more prognostications of $10 exchange rates.

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@alansilbert I appreciate the naysayers. I’ll appreciate their public posts more in the far future as I reminisce about the good ol’ days.

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Professor Bitcorn says that we can achieve consumer safety in Bitcoin & all we have to do is give up our freedoms. newsletters.briefs.blpprofessional.com/document/3o88Y…

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@bramcohen Take your time, collect your thoughts, then make a long form post. We’ll wait. :-)

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State_Internet Akamai’s most comprehensive report on ever: Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report: akamai.me/1acrXh2

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@mikeinspace That’s the million BTC question; @21dotco has determined that it’s better to mine. I can’t say myself w/o hard numbers.

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@mikeinspace Well, you don’t know how long a given device will be running; it may be simpler to have it generate satoshis as needed.

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@mikeinspace That will be up to the device manufacturers to build IoT-style functionality that is useful to the end user.

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jgarzik The block size limit -will- be increased, in my opinion.
It’s just a question of when, how and by how much.

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@mikeinspace Perhaps; it’s quite hard to speculate as to 21’s profitability without knowing their costs and anticipated mining revenue.

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7) There are still many details we don’t know yet, thus much of the discussion about @21dotco is still speculative. Patience!

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6) @21dotco hard coding a payout address leads me to conclude that the mining pool will be configurable, otherwise this would be redundant.

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5) It’s worth noting the distinction between hard coding a payout address & hard coding a mining (stratum / GBT) server; 21 does the former.

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4) Secondly, some are claiming that @21dotco may be in a position to centralize mining further by forcing chips to mine for them.

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3) The point of embedded mining is not to earn a profit for the owner of a device, but to generate enough satoshis for the device to use.

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2) First of all, let’s be clear that embedded BTC mining is not a for-profit operation like you see with large scale mining facilities.

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1) There appears to be a great deal of confusion about @21dotco’s vision with regard to embedded BTC mining. Here’s my take:

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@pig_poetry @danlowe @pmccall777 @ddahlke They have a pepper beer; my palate will be pleased :-P

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@DavidShares @BTCFoundation Ouch! There’s some good content on that blog, please preserve it!

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CodyBrown “Can I be as great as Elon Musk?” An incredible answer from his ex-wife quora.com/How-can-I-be-a…

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BitseedOrg We are the founders of Bitseed, developers of full node hardware. AMA! reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@kristovatlas @obpp_org Something I’ve realized since then is the problem of mixed P2PKH & P2SH outputs making change outputs more obvious.

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BitPay Read our new whitepaper “ChainDB: A Peer-to-Peer Database System.” twitter.com/spair/status/6…

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@NTmoney It was “block chain” first, though “blockchain” has become more popular. I use “block chain” & believe @NickSzabo4 does as well.

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Great idea: IoT + Bitcoin can enable drones to pay you for using your airspace as a shipping lane. soundcloud.com/elux-1/21-inc-…

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Why embed ASICs in every day devices? To build a massively multisymmetrical processing cloud, according to: soundcloud.com/elux-1/21-inc-…

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@lightcoin @ryanxcharles Yeah, though it’s hard enough to get consensus about changing a single variable, much less multiple variables. :-/

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@lightcoin @ryanxcharles IDK, I think that’s the first time I’ve heard it mentioned in over a year.

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@petertoddbtc @ryanxcharles Depends upon how much control @21dotco has over all of the chips; my impression is that they’re configurable.

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@unccs What’s the ETA for posting the symposium videos?

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@alansilbert @balajis Can view Bitcoin ecosystem as a distributed startup where anyone who creates value increase value of all our equity.

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.@balajis gets Bitcoin. “At 21 we are less concerned with bitcoin as a financial instrument and more interested in bitcoin as a protocol.”

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21dotco A bitcoin miner in every device and in every hand.
medium.com/@21dotco/a-bit…

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ErikVoorhees VeraCrypt (TrueCrypt replacement) now accepting Bitcoin donations: veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title…

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(De)centralized Block Chain Scaling - my thoughts on the relationship between scalability and block sizes. medium.com/@lopp/de-centr…

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@mikestable TIL that you can install animated GIF keyboard apps. I suspect that may be relevant to your interests…

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10) If we complete the quest for knowledge, we will be gods. Thus one could also claim that the meaning of life is to strive for godliness.

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9) While we don’t know WHY the universe exists, perhaps we exist to compute the answer to that question. Perhaps Douglas Adams was right.

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8) There may even be unknown threats to humanity from extraterrestrial organisms & phenomena of which we have no knowledge yet.

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7) We have no competitors left on Earth, but there are still existential threats to humanity from our environment… and ourselves.

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6) It’s a logical next step for us to create technology to accelerate the evolution of information collection and processing.

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5) At this point humans have a good grasp on things we can sense organically and are focusing on understanding those that we cannot.

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4) Over millions of years we’ve evolved organically to have better senses for collecting info and better brain power for processing it.

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3) The ultimate long term survival strategy for any organism is to collect information to better understand its environment.

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