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

August 2016

@kyletorpey Gold’s just too dang heavy. And yet, shiny…

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Great @AmazonKindle feature for grammar nazis: you can highlight a word/phrase & report errors. This was much harder with paper books!

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Beast mode: @KrisJordan has more TAs for @UNC’s Intro to Programming class than all other Comp Sci classes combined! twitter.com/dailytarheel/s…

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@EdgarAllenPurr Suppose a spork is the solution to our strife?

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“Hard forks are an attack that can split the network!”
“Soft forks are an attack on users’ consent & security!” pic.twitter.com/VPCQP1KGPO

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@prestonjbyrne I guess that means you aren’t interested in investing in my high yield marmot program… pic.twitter.com/a1RTAzBGc7

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@prestonjbyrne That’s why I only buy free range black market marmots.

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The best part about Segregated Witness is that it finally fixes trasnacktion malluabikity.

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Unclear how TumbleBit facilitates anonymous off-chain micropayments; presumably payers & payees must communicate out-of-band to use hub {X}.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

TumbleBit promises the ultimate bitcoin mixer; hopefully the software will be ready soon! github.com/BUSEC/TumbleBit pic.twitter.com/VdLzmdjg6v

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bradheath Police in New York City can search (or arrest) anyone who crosses the street outside of a crosswalk, fed. court says pic.twitter.com/vnOpvA9dvv

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:17 PM, Aug 31st, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Running a Tor hidden bitcoin service on a Raspberry Pi may be a bad idea. Connectivity same machine, tor on right: pic.twitter.com/aqbpSi7dLl

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A case for publishing such whitepapers under a pseudonym. twitter.com/msantoriESQ/st…

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“At @Cornell we are building a mini copy of Bitcoin’s node network for testing purposes.” - @el33th4xor pic.twitter.com/2T7IFsCak1

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“Soft forks are not risk-free, nor are they opt-in from a user’s point of view.” - @jgarzik pic.twitter.com/COt2E7rjOC

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As long as human imagination exceeds human capability, we won’t have enough computational power. twitter.com/BenedictEvans/…

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Former @maidsafe engineer outlines what appear to be several serious issues with the platform. metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryp…

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@CommanderMLA Are you assuming that the tunnel is a vacuum? I’m pretty sure that wind resistance would prevent you from reaching other side.

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@mraz_sic Thermite is messy. Digital thermite is safer.

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An open source tamper-proof fully encrypted PC? @Orwlr sounds well thought-out. crowdsupply.com/design-shift/o…

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The Federal Reserve has launched a Facebook page at facebook.com/federalreserve - here’s what you can do about it. pic.twitter.com/QS0Ni5tW2X

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@Steven_McKie @ziggamon Need an updated version with a mimblewimble mumble.

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Bitcoin Bitcoin Privacy Tool ‘CoinShuffle’ Sees First Transaction ow.ly/3g78503QhSl

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 12:30 PM, Aug 25th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

@bhec39 No, though I’m not sure what block version Unlimited would produce (or even if it’s a unique version) data.bitcoinity.org/bitcoin/block_…

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@flyosity I think you mean “fuck the government for giving them a monopoly over the technology”

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NinjaEconomics Central Bank Balance Sheet as % of GDP h/t @chigrl pic.twitter.com/psxnDWWLwc

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:41 PM, Aug 24th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

mac_devine Looking forward to speaking at NC Triangle Meet-up about our BlueHorizon project meetup.com/Triangle-Bitco… bluehorizon.network

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:35 PM, Aug 24th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

@advogato4 It couldn’t hurt, though you probably won’t notice much difference.

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@alfiedotwtf @BitseedOrg No trouble other than the fact that last time I compiled on ARM, it took hours to finish.

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Good news for @BitseedOrg & Raspberry Pi node operators: Bitcoin Core now offers ARM builds. bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-co… pic.twitter.com/RnpK8G06Vg

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@ziggamon I don’t think it’s possible to know for sure.

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With the right scraping tools you can transform any web site into a terrible API.

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Seeing my Statoshi node sending and receiving the occasional compact block as peers upgrade to Bitcoin Core 0.13 pic.twitter.com/0M4K1xJp5i

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orionwl Bitcoin Core version 0.13.0 was just released! See lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitc…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:01 PM, Aug 23rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

… but who will build the roads if there’s no government around to suppress free trade? meduza.io/en/news/2016/0…

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@ziggamon It sounds like you’re asking for data.bitcoinity.org/bitcoin/block_… though I’m not sure that 0.13 correlates to a new block version

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@desantis SegWit code exists in this release but is inactive. It will be activated in the 0.13.1 release.

via Twitter for Android in reply to desantis

Q: Will asserting my rights via X get me on a govt watch list?
A: Probably, but if you’re not on govt watch lists, you aren’t really living.

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Given sufficient followers, every tweet one makes will be subjected to (even willful malicious) misinterpretation. twitter.com/el33th4xor/sta…

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@taariqlewis Sure, though from a security standpoint it seems they would prefer to hand out read-only tokens as opposed to user/pw pairs.

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@ryaneshea Good point. I wonder how @R3CEV plans to overcome that issue 😮

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OAuth is 9 years old, yet it seems all financial services integrate with banks by requiring your user/pass for full read/write access.

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@QuickenLoans myQL - connecting my NCSECU account w/30 char pw failed multiple times. Shortened it to 10 chars & integration worked.

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@Jason @ryanxcharles @googlenexus @verizon International coverage is great (and inexpensive) as well - just wrapped up a 3 wk tour of Italy.

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Once again I’ve had to shorten my bank p/w to get a financial service’s integration to work w/my bank. /cc @FormFree @Fidelity @QuickenLoans

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Because “security reasons.” (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ pic.twitter.com/87dMRhwLFF

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@el33th4xor I agree; I’ve taken issue with a number of Cobra’s actions but at the end of the day, I guess it’s their site to administer.

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@el33th4xor Can’t we judge them upon the merit of their contributions as opposed to their lack of government registered identity?

via Twitter Web Client in reply to el33th4xor

@AegisFS Not really; using Bitcoin over Tor is something you’d want to do for sending transactions as opposed to receiving them.

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@mraz_sic However, while it’s possible to configure a node to only receive & relay blocks, I’m not aware of a way to only relay txns.

via Twitter for Android in reply to mraz_sic

@mraz_sic Sure, but in order for that to be possible, someone has to be running Bitcoin hidden services that will accept & relay txns.

via Twitter for Android in reply to mraz_sic

@petertoddbtc You’re implying that cybersquatting is an attack?

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It’s a little tricky to set up, so here’s a guide for How to Run Bitcoin as a Tor Hidden Service on Ubuntu: medium.com/@lopp/how-to-r…

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After gagging down @soylent 1.X & tolerating Soylent 2.0, I’m pleased to report that Soylent Coffiest tastes great! soylent.com/product/coffie…

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c-lightning 0.4 release: “Wright’s Cryptographic Proof.” Good progress! github.com/ElementsProjec… pic.twitter.com/X5LzXLxl1F

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Humans who dedicate their lives to success shouldn’t be punished for achieving it. smh.com.au/sport/olympics… pic.twitter.com/iL1r0sYeuG

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bitcoinmi The milano community with @lopp. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/ziwmYO9iWU

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:17 PM, Aug 16th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

Apple won’t repatriate money to US “until there’s a fair rate.” Maybe it’s time that the IRS learns to negotiate. msn.com/en-ca/money/to…

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@ferenstein @santisiri @balajis Currently for rich people: spaceships, self driving cars, legal & financial sovereignty… 😊

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Excellent news: an audit of VeraCrypt is being funded by @duckduckgo and @VikingVPN! ostif.org/we-have-come-t…

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@Truthcoin @bitstein Yeah, I’m receiving multiple responses that ETC will be following their own distinct development road map.

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Adversarial food for thought: can cryptocurrency X add code that doesn’t execute in X, but performs malicious actions in target code fork Y?

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@bitstein Dev team certainly matters. Hypothetical example: a new flaw is discovered - ETC devs will need to be able to address such issues.

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@desantis I’m not assuming anything, I’m specifically responding to a claim I’ve seen posted quite often.

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6) Can Ethereum Classic easily adopt new features from Ethereum? Sure, if it abstains from ever developing innovative features of its own.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

5) Statoshi is only ~300 lines of code on top of Core. More changes introduced into a fork => more complex to merge upstream changes.

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4) Even after fixing any merge conflicts so that the code compiles, I often encounter runtime errors that were accidentally introduced.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

3) As maintainer of the Statoshi fork, I merge upstream changes from Core for each release. This usually takes a couple hours and is a PITA.

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2) Commits behind upstream code fork:
Statoshi: 99
Dogecoin: 322
Litecoin: 3,762
Dash: 3,762
Peercoin: 9,128
Novacoin: 9,128

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

1) “It’s trivial for Ethereum Classic to copy code changes from Ethereum.” Historical evidence and my personal experience suggest otherwise.

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Bitcoin Core no longer supports Windows XP b/c running a wallet on an end-of-life OS is irresponsible. twitter.com/ryanxcharles/s…

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@pmccall777 @gsingers My preference would be a swarm of microdrones (for 3D selfies) that could be deployed & recalled on command.

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PatrickWStanley While you’re sleeping during the day, rent out your gaming rig for video processing w/ @21 & @e16co’s TranscodeE16 pic.twitter.com/CVHypOkf1g

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:58 PM, Aug 11th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

I look forward to the day in the not-so-distant future when selfie sticks are viewed as a primitive and obsolete technology.

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If only there was a way to securely send money without physically transporting it… 🤔 twitter.com/bradheath/stat…

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Librevault: open source zero-knowledge peer-to-peer file syncing software. librevault.com

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ryanjreilly “Then make something up.” — a Baltimore sergeant to an officer, DURING A DOJ RIDE-ALONGhuff.to/2b1AUeWApic.twitter.com/vLO0cNZunaa

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:10 AM, Aug 10th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

@reverendstooks If you aren’t on the watch lists, you aren’t really living!

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desantis New California digital currency bill requires $5k license (w/ $25k fine) to run full node.

coincenter.org/entry/new-cali… pic.twitter.com/BTHIyw8U8C

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:46 AM, Aug 10th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

Good points @reverendstooks, though there is a way forward that doesn’t require govt cooperation: darknet markets. fee.org/articles/want-…

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bradheath ATF drug stings always involve just enough imaginary cocaine to trigger a 20-year mandatory minimum, judge says. pic.twitter.com/esx1KI3b61

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:20 AM, Aug 9th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

@el33th4xor @dailydot Sounds like an opportunity to sell adult themed Faraday cages.

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Asteroid mining will be the Pokemon Go of billionaire rocket owners. Gotta catch ‘em all!

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If you have photos you want to put to good use, try @localguides - photos I post there get orders of magnitude more views than @instagram.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

Lack of native repost functionality on @instagram is baffling. Users should be able to opt-in to virality benefits. pic.twitter.com/Mh06pukRwm

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Old world meets new: Italian artisanal smart phone VR headset made of real wood! pic.twitter.com/lcThIBANGC

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Hardcore Pokemon players are easily recognizable cyberpunks: look for umbilical cords sprouting from their hands, extending into pockets.

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@CathyReisenwitz Indeed. I’m currently in Ostuni with my Italian girlfriend, buying an Italian wardrobe.

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@realytcracker Is it a wise idea to accept “cash” from people at Defcon?

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@DoctorLex @MrChrisEllis @el33th4xor It sounds like you’re asking for 2FA,which we also support. Some wallet configs make it problematic.

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@alistairmilne @MrChrisEllis @el33th4xor @BitGo We do support setting spending limit wallet policies that require a human to intervene.

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@MrChrisEllis @el33th4xor Last I heard, @BitGo facilitates over $1B in txns per month. I don’t see how injecting human middlemen can scale.

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@MrChrisEllis @el33th4xor I think you misunderstand how @BitGo operates. Our service enforces the security rules dictated by the user.

via Twitter for Android in reply to MrChrisEllis

Privacy asserts power. Power confers privacy. Cypherpunks enhance our privacy, empowering individuals and flattening distribution of power.

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@ciscoguru Well, everyone has a natural right not to be aggressed upon, which covers theft. Both exchanges & their users have it.

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bradheath School strip searched a 12 year-old in front of other students, looking for pot (found none).
11th CIr.: He can sue. pic.twitter.com/ueqAhjg53D

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:21 PM, Aug 5th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

bradheath FBI told the gunman to “Tear up Texas” before the ISIS-inspired attack in Garland.

More: thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/… pic.twitter.com/QaCY731RZb

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:39 AM, Aug 5th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

Unfortunately, general public happily sacrifices privacy in return for convenience. If we want to preserve privacy, it must be the default.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

Privacy is a highly contested right - first US court case dates to 1880 re: a non-doctor allowed into the room of a woman giving birth.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

While privacy is a natural right, it is a litmus test of a society’s will to resist authoritarianism. Privacy also fuels further resistance.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

The right to privacy rests upon the premise that each individual is important enough to be entitled to an inviolable sphere of self interest

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@evanbooth They’re a bit too tough for my taste… almost as if they have a bone!

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BitGo An update on the @bitfinex breach. blog.bitgo.com/bitfinex-breac…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:30 PM, Aug 4th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

@coingecko @kyletorpey Wallets aren’t supposed to make money; that’s the miners’ job.

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CathyReisenwitz One of the best personal changes I’ve made is I’ve (mostly) stopped arguing w people who I don’t think can teach me anything.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:09 PM, Aug 4th, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

@jpmi1 Plenty of thoughts, but I’m not at liberty to divulge any at this time.

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Liberty, justice, and privacy for all. Without privacy, justice turns to totalitarianism and liberty gives the right to pry and exploit.

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@pmarca @tikhon M&A is booming. My former employer, @Bronto, was acquired by @NetSuite 1 year ago. Now swallowed again by @Oracle

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@LaurentMT That’s when I upgraded Statoshi to pull in changes from Core - I think it included changes to sigops counting.

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zcashco BOLT: Blind Off-chain Lightweight Transactions: z.cash/blog/bolt-priv… via @secparam

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:17 PM, Aug 1st, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

Complaining relatively few people vote for political leaders == implying tyranny of majority is preferable to tyranny of a smaller majority.

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bradheath Federal court finds the FBI “filed a false warrant application” before deploying its Tor exploit. Still OK, though. pic.twitter.com/XIYRHcTMPB

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:46 PM, Aug 1st, 2016 via Twitter for Android)

@TuurDemeester @Datavetaren
1) Trustless pegs don’t exist (yet?)
2) 1MB bitcoin blockchain becomes bottleneck
medium.com/@lopp/de-centr…

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@kristovatlas I heard that the Hong Kong Agreement was bupkis and the participants were well meaning dipshits. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Even if 100% of Americans were voting to dictate how their peers must live, it would not make it more legitimate. twitter.com/Snowden/status…

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