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

October 2015

In a world of many blockchains, Bitcoin will remain the One Chain to Rule Them All. moneyandstate.com/its-all-about-…

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@mikegeister @masonic_tweets Exactly. People will use whatever system they are presented with; they won’t be the deciders.

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@masonic_tweets Compromised credit cards could hinder the general public’s trust in traditional financial systems!

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Blockchains are cheap. Secure blockchains are not. It’s hard to sell security to someone until after they have experienced a breach.

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techdirt DEA Agents Caught Soliciting Prostitutes Rewarded With Light Punishments, Bonus Checks goo.gl/fb/waEPSS

via Google (retweeted on 7:28 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

TheEconomist The technology underlying bitcoin is a machine for creating trust. It is very promising econ.st/1jUbh3m pic.twitter.com/0EFVsG5wnE

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I updated Statoshi on 10/27 to pull in recent changes from Bitcoin Core master; you can see it rejects more txs now: statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t…

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@ClaudioAlbertin @flyosity Sure, but it’s not nearly as sexy as a SALT. Just look at that carefully crafted gat!

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@flyosity I can buy a whole magazine of .45 for the cost of a single SALT round. Apparently it’s more economical to kill than incapacitate.

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@flyosity If you buy one, can we run a pretend home invasion scenario where I attack you with my training knife?

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@cafintechnet @alansilbert And who knows; perhaps the big banks will need to take a baby step before jumping into the deep end.

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@alansilbert My view of permissioned blockchains is that they allow users to take a small step from “fully trusted” to “mostly trusted.”

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As promised: an open source Key Recovery Service we hope will promote greater security across the Bitcoin ecosystem. github.com/BitGo/key-reco…

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Announcing the release of @BitGo’s Key Recovery Service with @sneakdotberlin’s Keyternal as our first KRS provider! bitcoinist.net/bitgo-launches…

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@Jeremy_DeGroot @pig_poetry Bitcoin will be inflationary for the next century or so.

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@pig_poetry Speculators come and go in cycles as builders continue to make incremental progress regardless.

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@pierre_rochard I need the next bubble postponed until Q1 2016 so that I can lower my Bitcoin IRA’s cost basis!

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@JVWVU1 I dare not speculate upon the outcome of speculators’ speculative frenzies.

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Part of me wants the Bitcoin exchange rate to go up. The other part doesn’t, so that discussions aren’t swamped by speculators.

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@twobitidiot Does this mean that we can expect MasterCard to stop publishing anti-Bitcoin opinions?

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Computer science majors at @UNC have increased 400% in past 5 years, outpacing budget & faculty resources. dailytarheel.com/article/2015/1… @unccs

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@jgarzik We can fix this with Proof of Interview!

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@knucklesandwich it’s a simpler technology - all you need is a screen and a camera. I’ve also heard arguments that it’s more secure.

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Bitcoin-enabled smart property is just around the corner! twitter.com/DocuSign/statu…

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Anybody know why reported UTXO set “bytes_serialized” has dropped by over 50% in Bitcoin Core master branch? statoshi.info/dashboard/db/u…

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BitfuryGeorge @BitFuryGroup proud to team up with @3M to deploy world’s largest immersion cooling project 40 MW+ investors.3m.com/news/press-rel…

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@Kosmatos Yeah, this is addressing a pain point for home node operators that has been known for years! github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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P2P messages on the Bitcoin network will propagate significantly faster with the implementation of TCP_NODELAY github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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14-year old girl faces assault & battery charges for throwing a baby carrot at teacher. wtvr.com/2015/10/22/bab… pic.twitter.com/mmoK40baqS

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CrimeADay 49 U.S.C. §46316(a) & 14 C.F.R. §101.13(a)(1) make it a federal crime to fly a kite within 500 feet of the base of a cloud.

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If ambient temperature exceeds body temperature, going faster / higher wind speeds will make you hotter, not cooler. pic.twitter.com/6JibQ8hYb6

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Nerding out with some fluid dynamics & @fra_berni. We still have a poor understanding of how the universe operates! pic.twitter.com/SD7hpCCNrj

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An Alabama judge asks poor people to literally pay court fines with their blood. nytimes.com/2015/10/20/us/…

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@dMnyc @coolbearcjs My bad; Bitcoin is dead - long live Blockchain.

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Bitcoin’s continued operation is proof that rules can be enforced without authority.

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@kristovatlas Will the Blockchain Alliance help get criminals:

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Technom4ge It is time to unveil The First Multisig Physical Bitcoin! medium.com/@Technomage/th…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:51 AM, Oct 22nd, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

My question is: how do @obpp_org, @Blockstream, and other privacy-focused organizations fit into this equation? O:-) twitter.com/BitcoinMagazin…

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nanok ECJ ruling effectively recognizing Bitcoin as a *real* currency;
“Bitcoin is tax-free in Europe, top court rules” uk.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-tax-eu…

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@davidfickling @pmarca Next thing you know, we’ll be rehydrating our pizzas at home!

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jgarzik PR 6722 includes something I’ve been pushing for years:
Expiration of not-confirming transactions in the mempool (def.: 72 hrs)

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:50 PM, Oct 21st, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

wikileaks ANNOUNCE: We have obtained the contents of CIA Chief John Brennan’s email account and will be releasing it shortly.

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obpp_org How common is address reuse in Bitcoin? Here’s the picture for the last 1000 blocks (~7 days) data via @LaurentMT pic.twitter.com/3z7VhLIqfr

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:21 PM, Oct 21st, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

Governments enact regulations to give businesses clarity, but then give regulators discretionary authority, creating regulatory uncertainty.

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@JasonH3ss @Blockstream I don’t think so; the internals of the @21dotco micropayments server is still a big mystery.

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@AriannaSimpson An electric car would be nice but what I /really/ want is an electric motorcycle with a decent highway range. /cc @elonmusk

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@JasonH3ss I’m only really following @Blockstream’s development of LN and I think we’ll see a usable first release within a year.

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The Lightning Network architecture employs creative use of double spends & penalty periods to build trustless transactions off-chain.

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I recommend creating a glossary when reading the Lightning Network whitepaper. lightning.network pic.twitter.com/8O8mKxsPfj

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@taariqlewis We’ll have to change the nomenclature. 1 Satoshi = 10 blockchain nanounits.

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@MadBitcoins @PurseIO Eventually “investors” will learn that blockchains don’t work without blockchain unit tokens.

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@alansilbert Blockchain as a proper noun = cringe. “How will Blockchain change the future of banks?” Kudos @barrysilbert for saying Bitcoin.

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“The killer app for Bitcoin is greed and speculation.” - @barrysilbert

Greed makes the world go ‘round; greed makes Bitcoin stronger.

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@acityinohio Not sure what’s up with that. I’m not seeing it now but I have seen it randomly on diff browsers… intermittently.

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Odd behavior today on the Bitcoin network; full blocks w/few # of txns; perhaps some UTXO set cleanup going on? statoshi.info/dashboard/db/u…

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Creators of shared ledger systems can mix and match these attributes to suit their targeted use cases. pic.twitter.com/KzeM7lDf3a

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@jonmatonis The very nature of investments assures us that some of them are going to fail; time will tell…

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socrates1024 is when your toaster mines bitcoins to pay off its gambling debts to the fridge

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_tessr One of the most important responsibilities of an engineer is writing descriptive, yet concise, commit messages. pic.twitter.com/L0lS4FB8Sn

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@mikestable @flyosity Imagine all the clicks you could save us if only you’d embed the images!

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dan_pantera “Flight to safety” — less volatile than tradition asset classes of late: stocks, commodities, paper money. pic.twitter.com/noKOIdCWnl

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@MyceliumCom I think your testnet server is down

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Bitnodes’ ODROID node hardware is no longer for sale, but it looks like a new plug ‘n play node just hit the market: bitcoinmini.com

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@vakeraj @kristovatlas Right, low cost of entry & low maintenance costs mean that competition will be fierce, reducing profitability.

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A new version of p2sh.info is now live and was rewritten to use @grafana due to inspiration from statoshi.info :-D

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@kristovatlas It will be a race to the bottom just like mining, except the capital requirements and tech skills required are much lower.

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Any functional scheme to directly financially incentivize Bitcoin full node operators will quickly drop to near zero profitability.

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@NTmoney @Herbalife @caseysgenstore That’s the problem - we can’t eat our bitcoins!

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@DylanRatigan Currency doesn’t /need/ to represent anything other than an agreement amongst a group of people that is has value.

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@matthew_d_green It depends upon whether or not you believe the security that Proof of Work buys Bitcoin is a waste.

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@Snowden 10% accuracy sounds terrible, but the government has decided to grade itself on a curve.

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TradeBlock Analysis of transaction size trends bit.ly/1LcgNHi pic.twitter.com/4olX1qmgVP

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Assume your adversary is capable of computing ten grillion calculations per second. twitter.com/ryanxcharles/s…

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the_intercept New whistleblower is behind The Drone Papers, the latest revelations about U.S. drone strikes: interc.pt/1Pjgb6T by @mlcalderone

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I tested 0.11.1 yesterday and it was stopping lots of txs from being relayed that were later confirmed. :-/ twitter.com/jgarzik/status…

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@CathyReisenwitz Somewhere out there, there’s a drone in a hanger with that unnamed source’s military code name written on it.

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dattnetwork YC Application & Towards a Prototype 3 blog.datt.co/articles/2015-…

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Kudos to @gandibar @gandi_net for starting bitcoin acceptance. statoshi.info is hosted with them; I’ll pay future bills in BTC!

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@getmoneymarket @joshelman @brian_armstrong @masonic_tweets It’s helpful to have since Bitcoin is not yet as ubiquitous as credit cards. ;-)

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“BUY! BUY! BUY!”
*scroll*scroll*scroll*
“SELL! SELL! SELL!”
azopstability.com pic.twitter.com/rzoRAmquEP

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@Net_Management Only about 150 MPH - it’s a 4 cylinder 1.5L engine. Meant for nimbleness rather than high speed.

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robustus @lopp Strong self-mod is key to reddit’s entire concept. /r/bitcoin shouldn’t have to over-engineer solutions free-market would yield. ahem.

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IMO this is a slippery slope; our philosophy in /r/bitcoinxt is that the community can police itself by downvoting trolls into oblivion.

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/r/bitcoin mods promise to clean up trolling: “Post history will be taken into account, even posts to other subs.” reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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Interesting to see a production @Blockstream sidechain w/a federated peg - if other exchanges want to join, can the federation be expanded?

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@VitalikButerin @nanok I can back up my private keys in dozens of places at little cost. Can’t do that with physical assets…

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Visualizing how Bitcoin block propagation would work with Invertible Bloom Lookup Tables popeller.io/index.php/2015…

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At first, only wealthy people will be able to afford self driving cars. Eventually only wealthy people will afford to manually drive cars.

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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Inflation creates wealth. finance.yahoo.com/news/bank-amer… pic.twitter.com/BEJ43PI8mp

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@rogerkver Government is a confusing beast because it operates simultaneously as both a protection service and as a protection racket.

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@Bentyn @masonic_tweets You’d have to ask them, if you can find them. Some attackers do make their reasons known: motherboard.vice.com/read/i-broke-b…

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@Bentyn @masonic_tweets No way to know for sure, but usually these attackers are trying to expose flaws in the Bitcoin protocol.

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@Bentyn @masonic_tweets Current spam attack has placed over a gigabyte of unconfirmed transactions in the mempool. Some nodes run out of RAM

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CrimeADay 21 USC §343(g), 333 & 21 CFR §150.140(b)(2) make it a federal crime to sell mixed fruit jelly made from more than five different fruits.

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@RussHarben It can certainly work, it’s just not pragmatic to assume that node operators will make the effort. Should be automated.

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@RussHarben D’oh! Having to reconfigure nodes as attackers vary tactics is not a solution :-/

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I’ve had multiple nodes with 4 GB of RAM running Bitcoin Core crash in the past day, including Statoshi: statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t…

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@latetothe @mriou @taariqlewis Yeah, because a “double spend” just means the tx is trying to spend inputs that have already been spent.

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sbetamc This is what spam attack and malleability looks like statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t… pic.twitter.com/Znj2m8TTzH

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CrimeADay 7 USC §282 & 7 CFR §322.9(a) make it a crime to mail a box of honeybee semen into the US unless it says so on every side in 1” high letters.

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@BitcoinHelpDesk @BitseedOrg @jfeldis There is no programmatic way to only drop “spam” transactions and never drop “legit” transactions.

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@BitcoinHelpDesk @BitseedOrg @jfeldis Expecting node operators to analyze each attack and adjust configurations is not a feasible solution.

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@BitcoinHelpDesk @BitseedOrg @jfeldis However, XT’s logic will likely change soon to drop lower fee txs: groups.google.com/d/msg/bitcoin-…

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@BitcoinHelpDesk @BitseedOrg @jfeldis There is no way to programmatically differentiate “legit” from “spam” transactions.

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@jfeldis Correct. That chart is the outputs you’d get from using Bitcoin Core’s RPC ‘estimatefee’ command.

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Unfortunate downside of @projectfi: it turns your phone number into a Google Voice number, preventing you from forwarding GV numbers to it.

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@jfeldis Bitcoin Core Fee Estimate for getting confirmed in 6 blocks is currently 1871 satoshis… statoshi.info/dashboard/db/f…

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@jfeldis Unfortunately it’s a flawed approach because the definition of “reasonable” keeps changing as attackers change tactics.

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@BitseedOrg Or upgrade to Bitcoin XT 0.11B which will limit the mempool and prevent the kernel from killing bitcoind for using too much RAM.

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@JackScottE @btcoinware Does it have a built-in klaxon that goes off if you improbably solve a block?

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@fczuardi @21dotco What about it? They still have to provide APIs to use it.

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@fczuardi @21dotco Indeed it is; can’t wait to see their SDK.

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This is the type of uninteresting embedded mining device that people /assumed/ @21dotco was building. twitter.com/btcoinware/sta…

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10% of nodes knocked offline in past day; mempool size is over 1 GB. bitnodes.21.co/dashboard/ tradeblock.com/bitcoin/ twitter.com/lopp/status/65…

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My RAM-limited Bitnodes hardware was crashing during recent stress test; upgrading to Bitcoin XT 0.11B with mempool limiting prevents OOM.

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Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from
Thirteen Journals Say “Usually Not” federalreserve.gov/econresdata/fe…

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@flyosity @Medium It’s so flat and yet simultaneously not.

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@GerberKawasaki @malito_ali @newsfromIN Yes, I linked you to over a dozen reasons. It’s OK if you haven’t found any that suit your needs.

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@GerberKawasaki @malito_ali @newsfromIN Bitcoin has no viable function for legal activity? You have much to learn… medium.com/@lopp/the-mult…

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Average BTC tx size of current spam is 8 KB, 16X larger than usual. But they’re only paying ~2,000 satoshis / KB, 1/20th the usual rate.

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As soon as the transaction malleability attack ends, a new block filling / mempool spam attack begins. statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t…

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NickSzabo4 From @SDLerner: “improved version of the Ethereum virtual machine as a Bitcoin sidechain”: fuel pegged to bitcoin. rootstock.io

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:03 PM, Oct 7th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

The transaction malleability attacker used statoshi.info to verify his claims to a @motherboard reporter: motherboard.vice.com/read/i-broke-b…

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“A Comprehensive Study of Software Forks: Dates, Reasons and Outcomes” flosshub.org/sites/flosshub… via @gavinandresen pic.twitter.com/OJJgfuyb3C

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biz1190 What the heck is ? to @eholtzclaw’s Tip Tuesday with @BitGo’s @lopp: bit.ly/1Lx46KC.

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Assert your 2FA isn’t SPoF or else you’ll be SOL if SHTF.

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John Nash’s “Ideal Money and Asymptotically Ideal Money” annotated: fermatslibrary.com/s/ideal-money-…

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Some Bitcoin scams are so bad that they’re great. pic.twitter.com/5OPB9BI6gd

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@TradeBlock I suspect that you may be holding a lot of duplicate malleated transactions in your mempool.

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Bitcoin transaction malleability attack seems to have abated as of 24 hours ago: statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t…

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1) Machines translate written & oral languages
2) Machines translate thoughts <=> universal code
3) Written & oral languages are deprecated

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@JustusRanvier Just taking a quick detour through Fort Meade.

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21dotco The 21 Full Nodes Index.
medium.com/@21dotco/the-2…

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Congrats @fra_berni for getting a PRL published AND a front page article on APS Physics! physics.aps.org/articles/v8/94 journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/1…

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@pig_poetry Or we’ll see folks leeching off cars with suction cup guns and super skateboards a la Snow Crash

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When automobiles are autonomous only hackers will be carjackers.

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Bitnodes (@port8333) is no longer supported by @BTCFoundation - is now hosted by @21dotco. New URL is bitnodes.21.co

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@motherboard @jgarzik IDK, I’d love to see that headline. 100,000 fridges can’t touch the blockchain.

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@valkenburgh Great; please let me know when you’re ready so that we can coordinate efforts.

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@EFF @coincenter @BTCFoundation Please read my report on Bitcoin legislation in North Carolina: medium.com/@lopp/bitcoin-…

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An update from the front lines regarding Bitcoin Legislation in North Carolina: medium.com/@lopp/bitcoin-…

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@pig_poetry That sounds bad. It should stop blowing chunks away.

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Tx malleability attack this week has been slightly annoying; you can see it going on at statoshi.info/dashboard/db/t… twitter.com/Coinkite/statu…

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nanok Need to keep up with the network? Here are 10+ of the Best Blockchain Monitoring Services - webonanza.com/2015/06/09/top… pic.twitter.com/amGUrIFToP

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@mims @cdixon And ~321,868,012 citizens who haven’t committed a mass shooting this year.

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Code coverage can’t catch concurrency craziness.

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Lifehack for coffee fiends: ask your barista for a caffè @soylent 2.0.

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By the time EMV capable credit card terminals are ubiquitous Bitcoin may be mainstream, offering superior security. usatoday.com/story/money/bu…

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