Hi all! I am looking for a watchdog for my rig which is running under smOS from a pendrive. I can hardly find any information about them. Can it restart my rig if the system is on a pendrive, not on a HDD or SSD? Does it need any driver installation or just plug and play? Is there any difference between the red, black and green ones? black red green Which one do you recommend or anything else for substitute?
Hi, I will be new to mining relatively soon, and I have no clue what to do on the hardware side. Basically, my old man wants to build a regular computer that we can sit in my basement and hopefully make money on. My plan right now is to use 4 1070's as I have heard that should be profitable. However, beyond that, I have no clue what I should need for the computer, as I have no clue how to build a computer much less know what I will need to keep everything running. I have a friend that will help me build it specifically but what to use to build it I am lost. My first question is if there is a post I can reference for info as I understand this is probably a high rate of asking this type of question. Secondly, if there isn't an easy post any advice? I just have no clue what other than the 4 video cards I would need. Thanks for any help and sorry for the format, almost never make any posts.
Which type of curren(t) do you want to see(cy)? An analysis of the intention behind bitcoin(s). Part 3
Part 1 Part 2 So I have been subbed to /bitcoin since it had less than two thousand subs but haven't posted there in years. I think I took a break from researching bitcoin to take a foray into the world of conspiracy around 2014 and only got back in to it around the beginning of 2017 but with a bit of sense of skepticism and cynicism about everything. I think I returned to /bitcoin around that time but there had been a rift that had emerged in the community between those that said that bitcoin was censoring any discussion around big blocks but then also just censorship in general. This lead to the formation of /btc which became the main spot for big blockers to gather to talk about protocol development. Following the fork of Bitcoin Cash and SegWit (BTC) in August 2017 the camps were further divided when the fence sitters were denied their SegWit2x compromise. Many from the fence sitters then deferred back to the incumbent bitcoin as citing muh network effect, liquidity, and hashpower while some who felt betrayed by the failure of getting S2X through went to support BCH for some attempt at on chain scaling rather than through pegged side chains or Lightning Network. Bitcoin cash initially went with a modest doubling of the blocksize to 2MB but implemented some other features like a new more rapidly adjusting difficulty algorithm to protect themselves against hashpower fluctuations from the majority chain. In about July of that year I had seen what I potentially thought was someone LARPing on /biz/ but screencapped, that segwit2x which was scheduled for november 2017 would be called off and then hashpower would switch to BCH causing congestion and chain death spiral on BTC and BCH would pump massively. I was partial to the idea as the game theory and incentives on a big block bitcoin should attract miners. About a month after SegWit2x was indeed called off while the BTC blockchain was hugely congested, BCH went through a violent pump reaching 0.5 BTC/BCH on a European exchange called Kraken while it also pumped ridiculously on American exchange coinbase. Shortly afterwards the market took a giant dump all over those people who bought the top and it has since retraced to roughly 30:1 or so now. After that pump though BCH kind of gained some bagholders I guess who started to learn the talking points presented by personalities like Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, Peter Rizun and Amaury Sechet. Craig S Wright by this time had been outed as Satoshi but had in 2016 publicly failed to convince the public with the cryptographic proof he provided. To which he later published the article I don't have the courage to prove I am the bitcoin creator. In essence this allowed many to disregard anything he offered to the crypto community though his company nChain was very much interested in providing the technical support to scale what he saw as the true implementation of bitcoin. Following debate around a set of planned protocol upgrades between a bitcoin node implementation by his company nChain and the developers of another client Bitcoin ABC (adjustable block cap), the two parties both dug their heels in and wouldn't compromise. As it became clear that a fork was imminent there was a lot of vitriol tossed out towards Wright, another big billionaire backer Calvin Ayre and other personalities like Roger Ver and Jihan Wu. Craig's credibility was disregarded because of his failure to provide convincing cryptographic proof but still people who wanted to pursue the protocol upgrades that nChain were planning (as it best followed their interpretation of the bitcoin white paper) pursued his variant, while others who followed the socia consensus deferred to the positions of their personalities like Wu, Ver, and Sechet but even developers from Ethereum and other protocols chimed in to convince everyone that CSW is a fraud. This was referred to as the hash war and was the first time that the bitcoin protocol had been contentiously hard forked. Hashpower is the CPU cycles you can commit to the Proof of Work function in bitcoin and the majority will generate the longest chain as they have the most proof of work. To win the contentious hard fork legitimately and make sure your chain will always be safe going forward you need to maintain your version of the blockchain with 51% of the hashpower on the network and force the other parties to continue to spend money on building a blockchain that is never going to be inserted in to the majority chain. As well as this you need to convince exchanges that you have the majority chain and have them feel safe to accept deposits and withdrawals so that they don't lose money in the chaos. This is how it would play out if both parties acted according to the rules of bitcoin and the Nakamoto Consensus. There was a lot of shit talking between the two parties on social media with Craig Wright making a number of claims such as "you split, we bankrupt you" "I don't care if there is no ability to move coins to an exchange for a year" and other such warnings not to engage in foul play.. To explain this aftermath is quite tedious so It might be better to defer to this video for the in depth analysis but basically Roger Ver had to rent hashpower that was supposed to be mining BTC from his mining farm bitcoin.com, Jihan Wu did the same from his Bitmain Mining Farm which was a violation of his fiduciary duty as the CEO of a company preparing for an IPO. In this video of a livestream during the hashwar where Andreas Brekken admits to basically colluding with exchange owners like Coinbase, Kraken (exchange Roger Ver invested in), Bitfinex and others to release a patched ABC client to the exchanges and introducing "checkpoints" in to the BCH blockchain (which he even says is arguably "centralisation") in order to prevent deep reorgs of the BCH blockchain. >"We knew we were going to win in 30 mins we had the victory because of these checkpoints that we released to a cartel of friendly businesses in a patch so then we just sat around drinking beers all day". By releasing a patched client that has code in it to prevent deep reorgs by having the client refer to a checkpoint from a block mined by someone who supported BCHABC if another group of hash power was to try to insert a new chain history, this cartel of exchanges and mining farm operators conspired in private to change the nature of the bitcoin protocol and Nakamoto Consensus. Since the fork there have been a number of other BCH clients that have come up that require funding and have their own ideas about what things to implement on the BCH chain. What began to emerge was actually not necessarily an intention of scaling bitcoin but rather to implement Schnorr signatures to obfuscate transactions and to date the ABC client still has a default blocksize of 2MB but advertised as 16MB. What this demonstrates for BCH is that through the collusion, the cartel can immediately get a favourable outcome from the developers to keep their businesses secure and from the personalities/developers to work on obfuscating records of transactions on the chain rather than scaling their protocol. After the SegWit fork, many from the BCH camp alleged that through the funding to Blockstream from AXA and groups that tied to the Bilderbergs, Blockstream would be beholden to the legacy banking and would be a spoke and hub centralised model, so naturally many of the "down with central banks anarcho capitalist types" had gathered in the BCH community. Through these sympathies it seems that people have been susceptible to being sold things like coin mixing and obfuscation with developers offering their opinions about how money needs to be anonymous to stop the evil government and central banks despite ideas like Mises’ Regression Theorem, which claims that in order for something to be money in the most proper sense, it must be traceable to an originally non-monetary barter commodity such as gold. What this suggests is that there is an underlying intent from the people that have mechanisms to exert their will upon the protocol of bitcoin and that if obfuscation is their first priority rather than working on creating a scalable platform, this demonstrates that they don't wish to actually be global money but more so something that makes it easier to move money that you don't want seen. Roger Ver has often expressed sentiments of injustice about the treatment of Silk Road found Ross Ulbricht and donated a large amount of money to a fund for his defence. I initially got in to bitcoin seeking out the Silk Road and though I only wanted to test it to buy small quantities of mdma, lsd, and mescaline back in 2011 there was all sorts of criminal activity on there like scam manuals, counterfeits, ID, Credit Card info, and other darknet markets like armoury were selling pretty crazy weapons. It has been alleged by Craig Wright that in his capacity as a digital forensics expert he was involved with tracing bitcoin that was used to fund the trafficking of 12-16 year olds on the silk road. There have been attempts at debunking such claims by saying that silk road was moderated for such stuff by Ulbricht and others, but one only has to take a look in to the premise of pizza gate to understand that there it may be possible to hide in plain site with certain code words for utilising the market services and escrow of websites like the silk road. The recent pedo bust from South Korea demonstrates the importance of being able to track bitcoin transactions and if the first thing BCH wanted to do after separating itself from Satoshi's Vision and running on developer and cartel agendas was to implement obfuscation methods, this type of criminal activity will only proliferate. Questions one must ask oneself then are things like why do they want this first? Are some of these developers, personalities and cartel businesses sitting on coins that they know are tarnished from the silk road and want to implement obfuscation practices so they can actually cash in some of the value they are unable to access? Merchants from the silk road 1 are still being caught even as recently as this year when they attempted to move coins that were known to have moved through the silk road. Chain analytics are only becoming more and more powerful and the records can never be changed under the original bitcoin protocol but with developer induced protocol changes like Schnorr signatures, and coinjoin it may be possible to start laundering these coins out in to circulation. I must admit with the cynicism I had towards government and law enforcement and my enjoying controlled substances occasionally I was sympathetic to Ross and donated to his legal fund back in the day and for many years claimed that I wouldn't pay my taxes when I wanted to cash out of bitcoin. I think many people in the space possess this same kind of mentality and subsequently can be preyed upon by people who wish to do much more in the obfuscation than dodge tax and party. Another interesting observation is that despite the fact that btc spun off as a result of censorship around big block scaling on bitcoin, that subreddit itself has engaged in plenty of censorship for basically anyone who wants to discuss the ideas presented by Dr Craig Wright on that sub. When I posted my part 2 of this series in there a week ago I was immediately met with intense negativity and ad hominems so as to discourage others from reading the submission and my post history was immediately throttled to 1 comment every 10 mins. This is not quite as bad as cryptocurrency where my post made it through the new queue to gather some upvotes and a discussion started but I was immediately banned from that sub for 7 days for reason "Content standards - you're making accusations based on no evidence just a dump of links that do nothing to justify your claims except maybe trustnodes link (which has posted fabricated information about this subreddit mods) and a Reddit post. Keep the conspiracy theories in /conspiracy" My post was also kept at zero in bitcoin and conspiracy so technically btc was the least censored besides C_S_T. In addition to the throttling I was also flagged by the u/BsvAlertBot which says whether or not a user has a questionable amount of activity in BSV subreddits and then a break down of your percentages. This was done in response to combat the "toxic trolls" of BSV but within bitcoincashSV there are many users that have migrated from what was originally supposed to be a uncensored subreddit to discuss bitcoin and many such as u/cryptacritic17 has have switched sides after having been made to essentially DOXX themselves in btc to prove that they aren't a toxic troll for raising criticisms of the way certain things are handled within that coin and development groups. Other prominent users such as u/jim-btc have been banned for impersonating another user which was in actual fact himself and he has uploaded evidence of him being in control of said account to the blockchain. Mod Log, Mod Damage Control, Mod Narrative BTFO. Interestingly in the comments on the picture uploaded to the blockchain you can see the spin to call him an SV shill when in actual fact he is just an OG bitcoiner that wanted bitcoin to scale as per the whitepaper. What is essentially going on in the Bitcoin space is that there is a battle of the protocols and a battle for social consensus. The incumbent BTC has majority of the attention and awareness as it is being backed by legacy banking and finance with In-Q-Tel and AXA funding blockstream as well as Epstein associates and MIT, but in the power vaccum that presented itself as to who would steward the big block variant, a posse of cryptoanarchists have gained control of the social media forums and attempted to exert their will upon what should essentially be a Set In Stone Protocol to create something that facilitates their economic activity (such as selling explosives online)) while attempting to leverage their position as moderators who control the social forum to spin their actions as something different (note memorydealers is Roger Ver). For all his tears for the children killed in wars, it seems that what cryptoanarchists such as u/memorydealers want is to delist/shut down governments and they will go to any efforts such as censorship to make sure that it is their implementation of bitcoin that will do that. Are we really going to have a better world with people easier able to hide transactions/launder money? Because of this power vacuum there also exists a number of different development groups but what is emerging now is that they are struggling for money to fund their development. The main engineering is done by self professed benevolent dictator Amaury Sechet (deadalnix) who in leaked telegram screen caps appears to be losing it as funding for development has dried up and money raised in an anarchist fashion wasn't compliant with laws around fundraising sources and FVNI (development society that manages BCH development and these donations) is run by known scammer David R Allen. David was founder of 2014 Israeli ICO Getgems (GEMZ) that scammed investors out of more than 2500 Bitcoins. The SV supported sky-lark who released this information has since deleted all their accounts but other users have claimed that sky-lark was sent personal details about themselves and pictures of their loved ones and subsequently deleted all their social media accounts afterwards. There are other shifty behaviours like hiring Japanese influencers to shill their coin, recruiting a Hayden Otto that up until 2018 was shilling Pascal Coin to become a major ambassador for BCH in the Australian city of Townsville. Townsville was claimed to be BCH city hosting a BCH conference there and claiming loads of adoption, but at the conference itself their idea of demonstrating adoption was handing a Point of Sale device to the bar to accept bitcoin payments but Otto actually just putting his credit card behind the bar to settle and he would keep the BCH that everyone paid. In the lead up to the conference the second top moderator of btc was added to the moderators of townsville to shill their coin but has ended up with the townsville subreddit wanting to ban all bitcoin talk from the subreddit. Many of the BCH developers are now infighting as funding dries up and they find themselves floundering with no vision of how to achieve scale or get actual real world adoption. Amaury has recently accused Peter Rizun of propagandising, told multiple users in the telegram to fuck off and from all accounts appears to be a malignant narcissist incapable of maintaining any kind of healthy relationship with people he is supposed to be working with. Peter Rizun has begun lurking in bitcoincashSV and recognising some of the ideas coming from BSV as having merit while Roger has started to distance himself from the creation of BCH. Interestingly at a point early in the BCH history Roger believed Dr Craig Wright was Satoshi, but once CSW wouldn't go along with their planned road map and revealed the fact he had patents on blockchain technology and wanted to go down a path that worked with Law, Roger retracted that statement and said he was tricked by Craig. He joined in on the faketoshi campaign and has been attempted to be sued by Dr Wright for libel in the UK to which Roger refused to engage citing grounds of jurisdiction. Ironically this avoidance of Roger to meet Dr Wright in court to defend his claims can be seen as the very argument against justice being served by private courts under an anarchocapitalist paradigm with essentially someone with resources simply being able to either flee a private court's jurisdiction or engage a team of lawyers that can bury any chances of an everyday person being able to get justice. There is much more going on with the BCH drama that can be explained in a single post but it is clear that some of the major personalities in the project are very much interested in having their ideals projected on to the technical implementation of the bitcoin protocol and have no qualms spouting rhetoric around the anti-censorship qualities of bitcoin/BCH while at the same time employing significant censorship on their social media forums to control what people are exposed to and getting rid of anyone who challenges their vision. I posit that were this coin to become a success, these "benevolent dictators" as they put it would love their new found positions of wealth/dominance yet if their behaviour to get there is anything to go by, would demonstrate the same power tripping practices of censorship, weasel acts, misleading people about adoption statistics and curating of the narrative. When the hashrate from Rogers bitcoin.com minging operation on BCH dropped dramatically and a lot of empty blocks were being mined, his employer and 2IC moderator u/BitcoinXio (who stepped in to replace roger as CEO) was in the sub informing everyone it was simply variance that was the reason when only a few days later it was revealed that they had reduced their hash power significantly. This is not appropriate behaviour for one of the primary enterprises engaged in stewarding BCH and encouraging adoption nor is the inability to be accountable for such dishonest practices as well. It seems bitcoin.com treats btc as their own personal spam page where Roger can ask for donations despite it being against the sub rules and spin/ban any challenge to the narrative they seek to create. Let's see how the censorship goes as I post this around a few of the same places as the last piece. Stay tuned for the next write up where I take a deep dive in to the coin that everyone doesn't want you to know about.
Thanks to r/Fantasy, my out-of-print series Broken Sky is back from the dead! (Also, book giveaway!)
So here’s the story. Many years ago, back when I was twenty or something, I embarked on my first Epic Fantasy. At the time my publisher was Scholastic, who did books for teens, but I always thought of it as an any-age fantasy. Hell, it was a sight darker than The Belgariad, anyway. Up until then I had been writing teen drama books for Scholastic because that was what I thought they wanted of me, but then my editor gave me a copy of Northern Lights (The Golden Compass in the US) and said to me ‘That’s the kind of thing you can do with teenage books nowadays.’ So I decided to just write what I wanted to write instead of what I thought I should. I count the Broken Sky series as my first books that were truly mine, and I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for them. Broken Sky sold far, far better than my previous books (note to self – write from the heart, people notice – end note) and was a moderate hit all over the world. It was translated into somewhere between 15 and 20 languages (I forget exactly) and shifted a quarter million copies in the US alone. For the first time in my life I could buy a beer in the pub without thinking about how much it cost. Fast forward many years, and many books. Broken Sky has a somewhat disastrous re-release. The ‘anime’ look for the covers that worked the first time around is now dated: kids don’t think its cool and adults think it’s for kids. The books drift quietly out of print. Not cost-effective to keep them in the warehouses. I’m a bit sad about this, as are a bunch of people who get in touch with me from time to time asking why the only available copies are, like, £1000 on Ebay. Some people who grew up with Ryushi and Kia want to be able to read it to their kids. I pester Scholastic to put them out as ebooks at least, but it’s hard going. Ebooks aimed at kids are not an easy sell, since most kids under 12 don’t have e-readers of their own. Scholastic convert my more popular books to ebook, but not Broken Sky. I ask them to either republish them or give me the rights back. They give me the rights back. Bluff failed. So now I have, for the first time, several of my books out of print. Four of them are my early teen drama books (Crashing, Kerosene, Catchman, Endgame) which honestly I’d rather forget about. But Broken Sky… if only for posterity, I want it to exist. ‘I’ll do that self-publishing thing!’ I say to myself. So I get trying to convert them. Turns out it’s quite time consuming as first I need to learn the programs. I only have PDFs of the books as the original manuscripts were written on coal powered Babbage Engines and I’ve lost them anyway. That means that when I do convert them they introduce loads of errors, and worst of all whenever I start working on them I can’t help editing the fricking things to try to improve them. After mucking about for a couple of weeks I am hit with the realisation that this is taking up time I can’t afford with all my myriad deadlines and likely they will only sell a few copies so, y’know, I’m not doing it for the money really. Then my daughter is born and I have no time to do anything for a while. By this time the whole thing has become a monkey I want to get off my back, but whenever I start working at it I become rapidly dishearted. I want to put out good ebooks with nice covers, and I want them laid out properly and stuff. I just don’t have the time to do it. A few more abortive attempts at interesting publishers follow. Eventually, I’ve more or less resigned myself to the fact that this will annoy me forevermore but I’ll never do anything about it until the mythical future paradise arrives when I’m loaded and I can swan about writing one book a year while dabbling with whatever little side projects I feel like as and when I fancy. Enter fantasy. So about a year ago I’m asked to do an AMA by the kind mods on this here forum. In the process of doing this I’m asked about Broken Sky and I mention how I’m just thinking of getting them out there any way I can. After that chat I get PM’d by the heroic TheDanielColeman, who offered to help me with get them converted off the pdfs and do the editing work for me. Now I’m not a person with a surplus of trust in strangers, so privately I was a little wary at first. What did this person want of me? Why was he offering to help out someone he didn’t know? What was his ulterior motive, god damn it??? I play too many boardgames. Suspicion of betrayal is my default attitude. Anyways, long story short, TheDanielColeman was an amazing help, super quick, and endlessly patient with my notes. Anyone with any spare gold knocking about, this guy deserves it. (Me, I’ll have your spare bitcoins if you have any lying around, it’s a mug’s game, you know, might as well let me take it off your hands, etc). Between us we knocked three books’ worth of errors into shape. Once the MSS were done I belatedly realised I actually had to get a cover done also (the Scholastic artwork was under copyright, and I didn’t want that old anime look anyway). A quick skim through the self-published section of the Kindle store revealed a grim landscape of badly photoshopped topless men standing thoughtfully with fire in the background, so I thought fuck that, and harassed my unfortunate brother into designing them for me. A pleasant side-effect of this: in searching for cover images I discovered the work of a Lithuanian artist called Mikolajus Ciurlionis, whose superb paintings now grace the covers of my resurrected novels. So! Thanks to the efforts of the fantasy community in general, one selfless Redditor in particular, one cool dead Lithuanian dude, and one awesome bro, the Broken Sky trilogy is back in the world! It’s available on Amazon, iBooks (no direct link: search wooding broken sky), Kobo and Barnes & Noble. There are free samples on all but Amazon, who annoyingly have a minimum price of 99p/99c, until I can get it changed. Here’s the blurb for the first book, for those who have never heard of it. **In the world of the Dominions, everyone has a power. Spirit-stones, implanted at birth by the mysterious Deliverers, grant strange abilities. Some can shape metal. Some can see into the past. Some can make people see you as you are not. The stones determine who you are and what your place is in the world. Ryushi and Kia, twin brother and sister, have grown up in the mountains on their father’s isolated wyvern stud. Ryushi’s stones let him command pure force; one day he will be able to turn a key in a lock as easily as he smashes a wall. Kia manipulates the earth, raising golems from the ground, opening doors where there are no doors. Every day they train in the fighting arts, and learn how to harness the powers they were gifted at birth. Soon they will find out why. The arrival of a strange, waifish girl at the stud sets into motion a chain of events that will pull the twins into a world they had never imagined. A world where strange machines, powered by the stones of Pilots, battle alongside airborne wyverns; where stalking horrors step out of mirrors, hunting traitors wherever they hide; where rebels plot against the king in a hidden city. And there is more. A shadow-world, a heartbeat away from their own. A mirror-land ruled by a despot. Kia and Ryushi will find themselves drawn into a battle for two worlds, and in doing so, they will discover the truth about who they are, what they want to be… and the very nature of the spirit-stones themselves.** To celebrate, I’m giving away three full sets of the trilogy to the good folks of fantasy (and by giving away, I mean I’ll email you the epubs and the covers: how then you get them onto your devices is a sorcery unknown to me, but I’ve heard it’s possible). Everyone who posts up here will be put in an imaginary hat and I’ll pick three names at random tomorrow and PM them, with the small disclaimer that my wife is two days overdue to give birth and apt to burst at any moment, so if I go suddenly dark it’s because I’ve become a sleep-deprived zombie unable to perform even simple tasks like operating a keyboard. Please be patient, I’ll get the winners their books. So that’s it! A great big thank-you to all of you in the community and the mods. It really wouldn’t have happened without you. Chris Wooding TL;DR Well, you should have. EDIT: Well, the baby's not here yet and the results of the giveaway are in! Congratulations to Kaer_Dadet, _SolluxCaptor_ and usernamesname! I'll PM you all to get the details to send you the files. Thanks for all your well wishes and congratulations. Hope you like the books!
Hey all! GoodShibe here! So, yesterday I started putting this thing together and WOW did you come out in droves to help! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and memories. And thank you kindly to the mods for stickying that post! In one day we reached 60% completion on a list of top 100 Memories and Achievements of Dogecoin! That's amazing! So many fantastic memories and accomplishments! Which leads me to share some developments. The title of this endeavor is now - unless someone comes up with something better: Such Memories: The First 100 Days of Dogecoin I'm going to be putting this together as a 100-ish paged commemorative book - for free in PDF, probably with some cost as a fancy, printed book (Sold as close to 'at cost' as I can get it -- slipstream- has recommended selling it at a small profit, with profits going toward charities or Dogecoin Foundation for charities, etc - thoughts?). Artists, if you've got Dogecoin-themed artwork you want to see in this, please, put forward some links to hi-res CMYK copies and I'll do my best to fit it in. Also! Let's find the funniest, best Dogecoin-related memes that we have put together so far and include them as well! :D) We're also going to need a cover. Any artists out there care to try their hand at designing a cover for this? We'll put it to the community to vote for the one they like the most, and we'll include the others in the book somewhere :D) If you're an artist who submits to the project, you'll get full credit and promotion for your site inside the book (probably in a credits section at the back). I also want to hear from the community - think up some interesting stories, maybe what got you into Dogecoin. What your fondest memories of Dogecoin are. These first 100 days have been an exciting rollercoaster of adventure... let's make that we never forget all the fun memories we've had together. If you have personal, fun pictures you'd like to share, fun, personal stories you want to see get into the book, then start working on them now, put them into the comments, keep them on hand!. Here's the list that I have right now - in no particular order: MOMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
ummjackson's first 'joke' on Twitter about Dogecoin being 'the next big thing'
The original bitcointalk Dogecoin forum page
The first Dogecoin paperwallet design
Save Dogemas is put together by the community, to help out victims of the hack. (News articles?)
15 Million doge raised by the community to save dogemas
TOTAL: 100/100 Also: I was thinking we might have a pour-one-out for all the Orphans - a page dedicated to all the blocks we lost along the way... thoughts? What have I missed?! Let me know in the comments! It's 8:29AM EST and we're at 53.95% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is spiking from ~61 to ~98 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is down slightly from ~1024 to ~1014. Lots of fantastic things in store, let's keep this list growing! As always, I appreciate your support! GoodShibe TL;DR: 100/100!!!
Found a GIANT Server in the trash, was wondering if it is worth digging out.
I came across a Intel® Modular Server Systems MFSYS25V2. Here is the same item listed on ebay This thing is HEAVY as HELL! I could not even get this thing out by myself. So I am wondering, is it worth the time and effort digging this thing out? It has to weight around 500-600 LBS One more dumb Question, "Can I mine bitcoin with this"? Thank you
Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 149 - DOGE4DOGE - A Problem of Liquidity
Hey all! GoodShibe here! Perhaps the greatest failure of DOGE4NASCAR was that we got an amazing amount of attention for our coin but left no clear options for people to 'impulse buy' Dogecoin. I know a lot of Shibes were saddened to see that our coin's valuation didn't rise in correlation with the fantastic press we received but, well, this was and is pretty much the main reason why. One of the primary problems facing Dogecoin right now is Liquidity - how easy it is to get into and out of Dogecoin at a moment's notice. We have a ton of coins sitting on those exchanges that we're a part of but we have very few OTHER ways of getting involved. Especially for those who are not tech-savvy or 'just want Dogecoins now'. Right now, getting Dogecoins is a process. A hassle. And, more importantly, in some cases, a risk. We're listed on a bunch of exchanges... that have very little volume or trading action. Everything 'Dogecoin' is centered on a few big exchanges where whales throw their weight around regularly and blatant attempts to manipulate the market turn off casual investors and day traders. Sites like LocalDogecoin.com offer you a chance to meet up with someone and buy Dogecoins in person... if you're okay with handing over money to a complete stranger. There are also options for bank transfers... as long as the person on the other end fulfills their part of the deal (which isn't always the case). /Dogemarket offers you a chance to buy Dogecoins directly from sellers who have built a reputation of being honest - except for the ones who aren't. Or the ones who sell their user accounts - flair and all - no questions asked, after they're done with Dogecoin. Outside of the messy US Government Regulations and Russia/China's confounding stance on cryptos, we have several other issues standing in our way, not the least of which is Paypal and Google Wallet themselves. Time and time again, these payment processors have proven to be a straight-up problem for cryptocoin users. Google has outright threatened to ban accounts that try to use Google Wallet to purchase Cryptos. Paypal's chargeback system has been abused to the point where even great initiatives like weselldoges.com have been brought to their knees. And I think that this point needs to be made clearly: WeSellDoges.com was an excellent answer to our problem of liquidity - offering fast, easy, nigh-instant transfers of cash to Dogecoin to anyone. Until Paypal's broken system -- a system they are well aware is being abused -- left the door wide open for scammers to walk in. Paypal shrugs and says it was against their ToS -- but then stood back and continued to let it happen. Dislike Google's stance, sure, but at least they say no and enforce it while Paypal half-looks the other way and leaves the door open. The interesting news on that front is that, if what eBay's CEO recently said is true, we might be seeing Bitcoin integration soon. From there? Who knows - but at least that's a possibility on the horizon. Now, yes, you can still buy coins from weselldoges.com - but we're now back to square one in that it's become a hassle again. One possible answer here is that Moolah is supposed to have an instant conversion coming down the pipe in July, I believe - I'm not entirely sure what the logistics are, how it will work, but it sounds like a panacea if there was one. In the meantime, perhaps another option might be to spend some time getting in touch with GoCoin. You may remember them as the Singapore-based coinbase-like company that announced Dogecoin acceptance to great fan-fare but, when launched, was greeted with a somewhat timid meh. They allow instant, direct transfer between Fiat, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin - and, so far, I've not seen any Dogecoin merchants using them. Perhaps we need to poke them as well about having an instant conversion site set up? Or, better yet, some enterprising Shibes can integrate GoCoin's platform and do it themselves. (International Shibes, this is your time! GO GO GO!) :D) GC takes 1% of the transaction, so that might be somewhat of a sticking point, but for an easy way in and out of Dogecoin, right now it might be worth it. Hopefully we'll have far, far more of these options popping up in the future because the sooner we do, the better it will be for our coin and the DOGEconomy we're all working so hard to build. Liquidity is a keystone in the stable foundation we're working to build - once we can get that sorted out? Clear the launchpad. It's 8:16AM EST and we're at 81.20% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is down slightly from ~49 to ~47 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is spiking from ~735 to ~867. As always, I appreciate your support! GoodShibe EDIT: A letter to GoCoin! To that end, I've gone and sent a letter to GoCoin - which I'm including here below in full. If I get a response, I'll include it here as well! Hi There, First of all, I really want to thank you for your support of Dogecoin! We're a growing cryptocurrency and our community is vibrant as ever. However, we've hit a bit of a snag. Simply put, we need more -- easier and faster -- ways for the average person to get into and out of Dogecoin. We need more liquidity in our coin. Since you're already set up and running for Fiat to Dogecoin transfers and vice versa, could you set up a service that would allow instant conversion from Dogecoin to Fiat and back? Is this something feasible? Is this something that, say, an enterprising Shibe could do themselves by integrating your GoCoin platform? Thank you so much for your time today! GoodShibe The List of our growing Bootstrap economy is now TOO LONG to fit into a post!! (wow!) so I've made a new, ongoing, thread and, yes, you can still add yourself to it (in the comments of that thread)! Check the list, you'd be amazed at the services on offer for Dogecoin from your fellow Shibes! Projects in need of your attention!
The DOGE League: This sounds like it could be a lot of fun for gaming Shibes and, especially, as we look to integrate the Twitch.tv tipbot that should be coming online soon. He seems enthusiastic but could use some help, any Shibes want to give him a hand?
DOGE4BUSINESS: ShibeShen (whom you may remember from this thread) is looking to create a store that caters to Shibes only. Buys things with Fiat but sells them ONLY in Dogecoin. He's also, specifically, asking you what you'd like to see him sell. This is a great opportunity for Shibes and a well-and-true Tycoon Doge who is willing to stick their neck out for us. Give him a moment of your time, please.
DOGE4DEGA - 2nihon needs help from organized Shibes to help with the promotional efforts at Talladega this fall! Please go join them if you can spare the time!
Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 170 - DOGE4DOGE - Very Much Wow!
Hey all! GoodShibe here! With all of the work that we've put into our DOGEconomy, on getting people out there and working for and earning Dogecoin, sometimes it's good to pause and recognize those who have already been hard at work doing exactly that. Very Much Wow is, to my knowledge, the only Print and online Dogecoin Magazine. I write a monthly column for them (around 800 words or so) but one of the reasons I agreed to do so (I've turned down many opportunities to write for other publications) is that I really respect the owneeditor, Birdie (1923and1939). A passionate advocate for Dogecoin, a fantastic artist (she does much of the, frankly, stunning, art for the mag herself) and a true Shibe, Birdie has been paying Shibes out of her own pocket for months now, auctioning things off on eBay and more to keep the Magazine in the black. It's truly a labor of love and that's why, today - as Issue number 3 launches in print and online - I want to give this month's fantastic effort a big feature spot of its own and tell you why you should not be missing out on VMW. You can read Issue #1 online here. And Issue #2 online here. There's also an online-only publication called Between The Moons, which you can read here. As you can see, these are amazing, professional-level works that truly make you say 'WOW' when you look at them (let alone hold them...! A PRINTED Dogecoin Magazine... very cool). And this month, Birdie has chased down an incredible interview that I think you're all going to want to read. For July's feature article she sat down for an interview with Andreas Antonopoulos, of Bitcoin fame, and in it he states, flat out, that Bitcoin will NOT be used as the day to day shopping coin in the future; it will be the save-for-your-retirement coin. Yes folks, that's in print! There will also be an excellent article by Dr. Robert E. McGrath who goes into detail on the kinds of communities that surround Bitcoin/Dogecoin and other coins. You can read an earlier interview with him, from June's edition, here. This month, Very Much Wow brought on 3 more Monthly Columnists bringing the total number to 13 regulars, all paid in DOGE and working hard to bring a fun, independent view of the community to the world. It's an overall fantastic effort and I really believe that this Magazine is not only a must-read for us Shibes, but it's a fantastic tool to help spread Dogecoin out into the world and get people looking into it for themselves. THE JULY ISSUE IS NOW LIVE!! Enjoy! Very Much Wow, indeed! It's 8:51AM EST and we're at 84.56% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is down slightly from ~62 to ~59 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is also down from ~1026 to ~931. As always, I appreciate your support! GoodShibe Want to hire a Shibe for Dogecoin? Check out our BOOTSTRAP SERVICE ECONOMY Also: Shibes helping Shibes and more! If you'd like your name or business added to this list, please let me know in the comments!
illpoet is offering to do guided float trips down the Potomac river in scenic western maryland. Pay in Dogecoin, get a ten percent discount. It's a gorgeus and fun trip! "One of the floats is about 20 minutes from Iron Rail Diner and the other is about 1.5 hours from DC Metro area."
cbinrva is offering Linux jail accounts on their 64bit CentOS 6.5 x64 server (shared 2GB Ram 20GB SSD), with options available for other *nix platforms with different specifications also. Great for IRC bouncers (BNC, ZNC) and simple web hosting. Rates vary depending on planned usage but are guaranteed competitive! PM for a quote!
Awesomianist is offering human Language services. "I write and speak and 3 languages rather fluently. English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Taiwanese Mandarin. I can do translation works and/or tutoring for anyone who's interested. PMs are always welcome!"
theycallme_orangejoe is offering cheap business consulting for doge-start-ups. "Just pm me with any questions!"
thepinkanator95 is offering to build computers (HTPC, PC, mining rigs, steam machines, Hackintosh, etc.) for people living around DFW. Will also consult with you to help you build the PC you want, online.
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Faces Of Dogecoin: cpt_merica has created Faces of Dogecoin, a Tumblr to show all the cool stuff that people have bought with their Dogecoins.
DOGE4BUSINESS: ShibeShen (whom you may remember from this thread) is looking to create a store that caters to Shibes only. Buys things with Fiat but sells them ONLY in Dogecoin. He's also, specifically, asking you what you'd like to see him sell. This is a great opportunity for Shibes and a well-and-true Tycoon Doge who is willing to stick their neck out for us. Give him a moment of your time, please.
Shutting down or restricting the uses of bank accounts, thereby forbidding clients to buy crypto, is a blatant affront to the rights of civil liberty, manifested, but not limited to, in the rights to private property and free speech (562 points, 262 comments)
I believe Bitcoin Core/Blockstream is now attempting to infiltrate Bitcoin Cash in the same manner that they did with Bitcoin Segwit. They are suddenly befriending Bitcoin Cash. Only in that way can they destroy from within. Do not be fooled. (401 points, 166 comments)
You have $100 worth of BTC. So you purchase an item for $66, but have to pay a $17 fee. Now you have $17 worth of Bitcoin left, but it costs $17 more to move it. So $66 item effectively cost you $100. #Thanks BlockStream (1420 points, 433 comments)
2025 points: kairepaire's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
2018 points: vbuterin's comment in "So no worries, Ethereum's long term value is still ~0." -Greg Maxwell, CTO of Blockstream and opponent of allowing Bitcoin to scale as Satoshi had planned.
1215 points: vbuterin's comment in Vitalik Buterin tried to develop Ethereum on top of Bitcoin, but was stalled because the developers made it hard to build on top of Bitcoin. Vitalik only then built Ethereum as a separate currency
1211 points: LiamGaughan's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
Hi all, I am obviously new here, but have good reputationelsewhere I am quite happy to jump through any hoops that give you additional peace of mind :) If you live near Margate, UK you are welcome to pick up in person or I will ship (even internationally) as long as you cover the shipping costs. Got lots of stuff I don't want, the prices I'm listing are just rough guidelines, If you can find any of my stuff cheaper elsewhere I will certainly lower my price. I pretty much did a rough price guestimate using eBay listings. Things with (boxed) mean that I have the original box for them. Some stuff I havn't priced up, just make sensible offers :) I will accept pretty much any payment method if possible, Paypal, Bitcoin, BACS Transfer, etc. Just ask! :) Without further ado, things: £350 - Saphire AMD 6990 £70 - 7 x XFX ATI HD 5870 1GB (boxed) 1 £40 - 4 x Corsair CX600 Builder series 600W power supplies (boxed) 1 £20 - 6 x AMD Sempron 140 2.7ghz processors (Maybe dual core unlockable) (boxed) 1 £5 - 3 x Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz memory (boxed) 1 £30 - 6 x Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 motherboards (boxed) 1 £140 - 1 x Iiyama E2607WSV 1920x1200 26" Monitors 2 £50 - Antec CP-850 850W power supply (requires CPX form factor case)3 £50 - Altera DE0 (Cyclone 3) FPGA (Brand new unused but open box)4 £35 - O2 Joggler hackable tablet thingy, powered by an Intel atom and most Linux distros have been ported. (boxed)5 NZXT Sentry LXE Touch screen fan controller 6 Asus P5VD1-X motherboard 7 Pentium 4 3ghz (I think, this hasn't seen the light of day in a while :p) 7 2 x 1GB DDR 400Mhz Adata memory 7 If you are curious about where all this stuff has been / come from, here's some history on everything :) 1) All of this stuff was purchased for bitcoin mining back in May 2011. It's all been faithfully mining in my spare bedroom since then, has turned a nice little profit, and is now a bit too slow to compete with all the other miners, so it's gotta go! photo 1photo 2 2) These used to be the monitors I used on my main desktop. I decided to upgrade to 2560x1440 monitors, so these are now sitting in the spare bedroom not doing much. They were always great monitors though! photo 3) Used to be the power supply in my main PC, however when I upgraded to a new motherboard I could no longer fit my SLi setup in since the PSU was right up against the bottom of the board and I needed to utilise the bottom slot. Remember that this is the new CPX form factor by Antec, so you'll either need an Antec case or a hacksaw to get it to fit ;) 4) Bought this for bitcoin experimentation but never ended up using it. It got took out of the box and I looked at it, that was about it. Never been used and in the original box with all the things. 5) These are great fun especially for the price, I bought it and used it as a bedside clock for a while (Yay Ubuntu+Conky). I use my Nexus 7 to do this job now though, so this has been relegated to the cupboard. Has a green stuck pixel right on the edge of the screen. You can find lots of info about hacking them here 6) Used to use this as my fan controller but switched to a couple of BitFenix recons because I fan control in software. Looks really cool though. Shame I can't have this and software control really! :P 7) Used to be my old gaming PC, got relegated to being the home theatre PC and then got relegated to the cupboard :P, Hasn't been used in a while but I assume it all still works, will test it before I send it off. That's all, again feel free to ask me any questions. or negotiate on the prices (especially if your ordering more than one thing). I'm on IRC (Freenode) should you want to IM me. :)
Merchant Monday, support those who support Vert (MM 6/9/2014)
So I bought an xbox live code from Premium Gift Cards. I was over at a friends house and we wanted to play gears of war 3 online with some other friends but my live gold was expired.. i had a few vtc on an exchange so decided to try out "Premium Gift Cars".... it went well... about 10 min after the funds were confirmed I had my code in an email. So don't hesitate to give them a go, they have a great selection. If I'm missing anything, or something needs to be changed PM me, or comment below. Buy anything* online services:
Seeing as how its now Monday in most the world....Merchant Monday 06/07/2014
I have taken over this post during KLAM3R0N's absence. I am open to suggestions or any missed merchants/services being added. PM meThis post is updated Weekly If I'm missing anything, or something needs to be changed PM me, or comment below. Buy anything* online services:
Total Build Cost - £998.83 ($1673.84) Electricity Unit Cost - £0.115/kWh ($0.19/kWh) Estimated Power Usage @ 60w per card + 60w base usage - 420w Estimated Daily Power Usage - 10 kWh - £1.15 ($1.90) Estimated Monthly Power Usage - 300 kWh - £34.50 ($57) Estimated KH/s per card: - 300 (1.8MH/s ttal) When I put these numbers into the CoinWarz Litecoin Mining Calculator I get an estimated break even of 281 days. So, my questions are:
Thoughts on the hardware setup? 750 Ti's seem like a good bet at the moment given their minimal power consumption and price point. I could spec a 4x R270 rig for the same price (the extra PSU required and higher price of R270s would bump it to about even), for the same MH/s but with all the extra heat and power consumption it doesn't seem to make sense. The Gigabyte cards listed above also have the 6 pin power connector that some 750 Ti's don't so that should cover power requirements when it comes to overclocking.
Does that 281 day break even calculation sound about right? How much could I reduce this if I were to use a multi pool such as www.clevermining.com ? Obviously the price of BTC and other coins will factor heavily into this but if you had to give a rough estimate?
I'm donating 5057 BTC to charitable causes! Introducing The Pineapple Fund (20020 points, 2927 comments)
Farewell from the Pineapple Fund (10944 points, 610 comments)
🍍 $4mil will fund MDMA trials for PTSD; marked 'Breakthrough Therapy' by FDA. Pineapple Fund is matching MAPS donations 1:1. Reddit, let's make history by crowdfunding an incredible treatment for PTSD, in bitcoin! (10650 points, 558 comments)
Day 2: I will repost this guide daily until available solutions like Segwit & order batching are adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and transaction fees are low. You can help. Take action today (5145 points, 766 comments)
Day 9: I will post this guide regularly until available solutions like SegWit, order batching, and Lightning payment channels are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and tx fees are low. Have you done your part? (2070 points, 190 comments)
Day 5: I will post this guide regularly until available solutions like SegWit & order batching are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and transaction fees are low. User demand from this community can help lead to some big changes. Have you joined the /Bitcoin SegWit effort? (2017 points, 268 comments)
Day 7: I will post this guide regularly until available solutions like SegWit & order batching are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and tx fees are low. Do you want low tx fees, because this is how you get low tx fees (1959 points, 166 comments)
Day 3: I will repost this guide daily until available solutions like SegWit & order batching are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and transaction fees are low. ARE YOU PART OF THE SOLUTION? News: Unconfirmed TX's @ 274K, more exchanges adding SegWit, Core prioritizes SegWit GUI (1758 points, 220 comments)
Day 8: I will post this guide regularly until available solutions like SegWit, order batching, and Lightning payment channels are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and tx fees are low. BTC Core SegWit GUI coming May 1, Coinbase incompetence exposed, more exchanges deploy SegWit (1454 points, 177 comments)
Day 6: I will post this guide regularly until available solutions like SegWit & order batching are mass adopted, the mempool is empty once again, and tx fees are low. Refer a friend to SegWit today. There's no $10 referral offer, but you'll both get lower fees and help strengthen the BTC protocol (1193 points, 99 comments)
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