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Old 03-19-2017, 04:22 AM   #19751
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Majority of blocks last 24h now signalling for big blocks.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:41 AM   #19752
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Majority of blocks last 24h now that are signaling anything are signalling for big blocks.
ftfy

BU can go ahead and fork with its "majority" though.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:25 AM   #19753
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BU can go ahead and fork with its "majority" though.
Not sure what you are implying. Of the blocks which were signalling it was more like 75%.

BU intends to hardfork. I think it is unlikely that the minority chain will survive without hard-forking a difficulty adjustment. We will see what happens.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:45 AM   #19754
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No vote is effectively a vote for the status quo, they are running core.

BU has plurality hash of signalers, but not a majority of total network hash (due to the no-votes mining Core). If BU forks now, they would not be the majority chain.

Happy to be proven wrong though, but that's my understanding of what i see here https://coin.dance/blocks#thisweek
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #19755
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No vote is effectively a vote for the status quo, they are running core.
True. But it also not signalling a preferens in the hardfork vs segwit debate, which was what we were discussing.

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BU has plurality hash of signalers, but not a majority of total network hash (due to the no-votes mining Core). If BU forks now, they would not be the majority chain.
There are uncertainties here as mining is stochastic. Here is good article on it:
https://medium.com/@g.andrew.stone/e...a31#.8kcux8cgl
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:57 PM   #19756
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split is dumb unless they clearly name it two different things--gl with the public having them figure out which bitcoin is which. Sending wrong one gonna happen a lot if it's not clear.

Seems like a flipping disaster for the coin to me for no good reason other than nerds gonna nerd.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:07 AM   #19757
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Average coin days destroyed

^ watch that.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:02 AM   #19758
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split is dumb unless they clearly name it two different things--gl with the public having them figure out which bitcoin is which. Sending wrong one gonna happen a lot if it's not clear.

Seems like a flipping disaster for the coin to me for no good reason other than nerds gonna nerd.
I was there during the ETH/ETC split and it was not terrible. In hindsight I am glad it happened, mainly because it gave the community courage to push for protocol upgrades more aggressively.

I think it will be a bit different for Bitcoin because:
1. Longer time for difficulty adjustment will make it very hard for minority chain to survive
2. Harder to make a split contract
3. Less computer savvy user base

But still as a holder I am for doing it. Reason: I think not doing it is also very risky.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:34 AM   #19759
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I was there during the ETH/ETC split and it was not terrible. In hindsight I am glad it happened, mainly because it gave the community courage to push for protocol upgrades more aggressively.

I think it will be a bit different for Bitcoin because:
1. Longer time for difficulty adjustment will make it very hard for minority chain to survive

2. Harder to make a split contract
3. Less computer savvy user base

But still as a holder I am for doing it. Reason: I think not doing it is also very risky.
Core is not stupid and they know that they will eventually lose the main chain if the BU threat is real and EC is actually implemented. Core will have to cede the main chain under that scenario.


But the real question is does Core HF before EC even kicks in.

think about that....
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:58 AM   #19760
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But the real question is does Core HF before EC even kicks in.
We are in this mess because they didn't want to hardfork a 20, 8, 4 or 2 MB blocksize limit adjustment. And now they want to hardfork from current PoW to something else. This is a much harder hardfork than just changing one variable. And it will not be easy to get consensus for that either. And one thing is sure, the miners of today will not be super happy with it. But maybe Core can pull it off, if they try to I might have to invest in popcorn companies...
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:37 AM   #19761
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:26 PM   #19762
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Coinbase is all ****ed up. Apparently many people are showing 0 balances in USD where they have money. My buddy just texted me a pic, he has 20k worth of BTC that's not his. I snap got my few coins off of there. It also let me withdraw which is a bit concerning, I was thinking I'd get a message saying something like "withdraws are temporarily disabled as we fix this ****"
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:53 PM   #19763
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Yikes! And I was just going to buy a dozen coins from Coinbase - guess I'll wait until the prices crash further. :-)
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:26 PM   #19764
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Jihan just basically admitted that he is obstructing Segwit because he is concerned that second layer solutions will reduce transaction fees...

So basically he wants to perma block second layer solutions? And people still support BU / ceding power to the miners
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:37 PM   #19765
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The bitcoin economy is comprised of many actors acting in their own self-interests, which in theory collectively serve to make bitcoin more robust.

Miners are doing what is best for miners, which may in fact be what is best for bitcoin.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:10 PM   #19766
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Best for Bitcoin you say?

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Maybe it shouldn't be amateur hour over at BU headquarters

https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/stat...88344371568640

Honestly, I still can't believe anyone who holds Bitcoin could support handing a $20bln network over to the BU devs.

Edit: Just gonna go ahead and leave this here for future laughs



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Old 03-21-2017, 10:21 PM   #19767
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Sorry. Just want to make my future "told you so" more apparent to all BU supporters.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:29 PM   #19768
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Coinbase is all ****ed up. Apparently many people are showing 0 balances in USD where they have money. My buddy just texted me a pic, he has 20k worth of BTC that's not his. I snap got my few coins off of there. It also let me withdraw which is a bit concerning, I was thinking I'd get a message saying something like "withdraws are temporarily disabled as we fix this ****"
you really shouldnt ever leave any btc on coinbase. since they have the private key you dont own the btc all you really have is a promise from them to pay you. if coinbase gets hacked or they decide to lock your account for "illegal gambling" - you are screwed.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:50 PM   #19769
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The bitcoin economy is comprised of many actors acting in their own self-interests, which in theory collectively serve to make bitcoin more robust.

Miners are doing what is best for miners, which may in fact be what is best for bitcoin.
Lol. Giving 5 mining pool operators the full control over the blocksize is good for bitcoin? I understand why miners want BU/EC as it gives them more power. I just don't understand some "users" who did some proper research into how EC works (MG/EB/AD parameters etc.) can seriously think BU is better. Bigger blocks fan? Great! But EC? Lol. Either indoctrinated or unaware of how it works. Not even talking about all the bugs, lack of peer reviewing, lack of testing.. and now they are releasing updates closed-source.... lmao.

If miners go through with this, they might be surprised when they realize they are mining a worthless altcoin.

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Old 03-22-2017, 12:13 AM   #19770
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you really shouldnt ever leave any btc on coinbase. since they have the private key you dont own the btc all you really have is a promise from them to pay you. if coinbase gets hacked or they decide to lock your account for "illegal gambling" - you are screwed.
I understand, it's just there was a sick arb opportunity the other day I wanted to take advantage of and when it was done, I could only withdraw the 10k max for the day. I thought the opportunity might arise again so I didn't want to use my 10k max for the day because I have to shift fund between sites to take full advantage of it. Anyway, I requested for a max withdrawal limit increase a week ago and haven't heard back. They even have a "increase limits" button that says it will be reviewed in 3 days. It's scary how incompetent coinbase is. It's always felt like one guys running it. Just a matter of time until they **** up or someone robs them for the biggest heist in history.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:34 AM   #19771
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Right on queue. Jihan Wu temper tantrum



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Lol. Giving 5 mining pool operators the full control over the blocksize is good for bitcoin? I understand why miners want BU/EC as it gives them more power. I just don't understand some "users" who did some proper research into how EC works (MG/EB/AD parameters etc.) can seriously think BU is better. Bigger blocks fan? Great! But EC? Lol. Either indoctrinated or unaware of how it works. Not even talking about all the bugs, lack of peer reviewing, lack of testing.. and now they are releasing updates closed-source.... lmao.

If miners go through with this, they might be surprised when they realize they are mining a worthless altcoin.
Haven't you heard? An existentially dangerous solution is better than waiting for better alternatives or an excellent solution that is available now.... for reasons
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:17 PM   #19772
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Was at Sams Club today. Upon checkout, the cashier had me download a "Scan and go" app that allows you to scan your items with your phone, pay with your phone and skip the whole cashier line. Pretty genius idea, actually pretty simple, not sure why it wasn't done before. I'm guessing this will become widespread, and if it does, I wonder if many retail stores will start to accept digital currency down the road. Would only make sense.

The funny part was I said I would just download it later.. she said no download it now so she can get credit for it today, she needs to get 8 people. I said, you just got your 8th and now you'll lose your job. She laughed and said she didn't wanna work anymore anyway.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:46 AM   #19773
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/com...1000_trillion/

https://lbc.cryptoguru.org/trophies

I don't get how nobody ever thinks this is a problem. I only roll with it because all these "smart" people say the number is plenty large. But if some group just ****ing around managed to find 2 keys with funds on them, what is a large amount of people capable of doing in 10 years?

There should be no way to brute force this ****. Saying it takes so and so a certain amount of time to get a key, and that's plenty just doesn't cut it.

They are finding a private key about once a month (most with no funds).. WTF!
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:25 AM   #19774
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/com...1000_trillion/

https://lbc.cryptoguru.org/trophies

I don't get how nobody ever thinks this is a problem. I only roll with it because all these "smart" people say the number is plenty large. But if some group just ****ing around managed to find 2 keys with funds on them, what is a large amount of people capable of doing in 10 years?

There should be no way to brute force this ****. Saying it takes so and so a certain amount of time to get a key, and that's plenty just doesn't cut it.

They are finding a private key about once a month (most with no funds).. WTF!
Sensationalist bull****. They are just doing a boring sequential brute-force, finding some addresses with low entropy private keys. The collisions they find are either from people just having fun and sending small amounts to things like the address corresponding to some arbitrary private key (e.g. "1") or faulty wallet software creating low entropy private keys (which has definitely happened in the past). It has no impact on the security of properly created key pairs.

Also, the author(s) seem(s) completely clueless about basic crypto, mathematics, and logic.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:57 AM   #19775
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Sensationalist bull****. They are just doing a boring sequential brute-force, finding some addresses with low entropy private keys. The collisions they find are either from people just having fun and sending small amounts to things like the address corresponding to some arbitrary private key (e.g. "1") or faulty wallet software creating low entropy private keys (which has definitely happened in the past). It has no impact on the security of properly created key pairs.

Also, the author(s) seem(s) completely clueless about basic crypto, mathematics, and logic.
Well considering I've never even seen my private keys, how am I suppose to know if it's low entropy? Couldn't a brute force program be programmed to search in a random fashion, thus all keys are the same likely hood of being found and there is no such thing as low entropy.

I mean, we're talking about a series of digits with a certain number of possibilities. The # of possibilities doesn't change with what letters or numbers you decide to choose.
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