# Bitcoin Forum

## Economy => Speculation => Topic started by: scomil on August 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AM

 Title: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: scomil on August 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AM Anyone here have any idea as to what Gavin was alluding to?The Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability, he said. Still, he predicted things will continue to be exciting in the world of Bitcoin with "continued controversy and chaos."http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/15/3243200/bitcoin-ponzi-schemes-savings-and-trustSecond to last paragraph. Multisig? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: MemoryDealers on August 16, 2012, 09:25:32 AM Quote from: scomil on August 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AMAnyone here have any idea as to what Gavin was alluding to?The Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability, he said. Still, he predicted things will continue to be exciting in the world of Bitcoin with "continued controversy and chaos."http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/15/3243200/bitcoin-ponzi-schemes-savings-and-trustSecond to last paragraph. Multisig?I don't think it is multisig since everyone already knows that is coming. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: koin on August 16, 2012, 09:56:34 AM Quote from: scomil on August 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AMAnyone here have any idea as to what Gavin was alluding to?The Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability, he said. jp morgan, the original inventors of "project satoshi" will be taking over the project and acquiring bfl labs (but don't worry, refunding all the funds from pre-sales, .. in dollars though, at the prices quoted when prepayment was sent).or not.maybe it has to do with easier double spend detection plus a client that uses leveldb so full nodes are much easier. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Inedible on August 16, 2012, 10:01:13 AM Bitcoin is going to be regulated as a currency. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on August 16, 2012, 01:29:45 PM A worldwide Point of Sale system needing no extra hardware... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: nevafuse on August 16, 2012, 01:36:25 PM 0.7 release?  With raw transaction capabilities? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: DutchBrat on August 16, 2012, 01:46:15 PM NO block reward halving in December and a change of the maximum amount of Bitcoin to 20 BillionJust like a real central authority would do, Bitcoin's entrance in the real world  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: blueadept on August 16, 2012, 01:56:21 PM Quote from: DutchBrat on August 16, 2012, 01:46:15 PMNO block reward halving in December and a change of the maximum amount of Bitcoin to 20 BillionJust like a real central authority would do, Bitcoin's entrance in the real world  ;DAll that would do is remove the developers from being Bitcoin developers. I realize you're probably joking but any newbies reading this thread should know that the developers don't have that kind of unilateral power over the network; miners and full nodes would have to update/migrate their software to accept this change. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 16, 2012, 02:01:57 PM Quote from: mobile4ever on August 16, 2012, 01:29:45 PMA worldwide Point of Sale system needing no extra hardware...Doesn't this already sort of exist? If I owned a convenience store, I'd just have to access my blockchain.info wallet and turn it into a point of sale system, no? I could do it on a laptop, but in a pinch, it would even work with my phone. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: DutchBrat on August 16, 2012, 02:09:13 PM Quote from: blueadept on August 16, 2012, 01:56:21 PMQuote from: DutchBrat on August 16, 2012, 01:46:15 PMNO block reward halving in December and a change of the maximum amount of Bitcoin to 20 BillionJust like a real central authority would do, Bitcoin's entrance in the real world  ;DAll that would do is remove the developers from being Bitcoin developers. I realize you're probably joking but any newbies reading this thread should know that the developers don't have that kind of unilateral power over the network; miners and full nodes would have to update/migrate their software to accept this change.It was indeed a JOKEWhatever it is that The Bitcoin Developers will announce it will no doubt bring us one step closer to getting Bitcoin out of the Beta stage !Can't wait for the day Bitcoin 1.0 is launched :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: thebaron on August 16, 2012, 02:11:27 PM I'm going to guess either a country or bank recognizing it as a currency. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: rjk on August 16, 2012, 02:11:38 PM Quote from: nevafuse on August 16, 2012, 01:36:25 PM0.7 release?  With raw transaction capabilities?+1 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: RodeoX on August 16, 2012, 02:15:04 PM Quote from: Piper67 on August 16, 2012, 02:01:57 PMQuote from: mobile4ever on August 16, 2012, 01:29:45 PMA worldwide Point of Sale system needing no extra hardware...Doesn't this already sort of exist? If I owned a convenience store, I'd just have to access my blockchain.info wallet and turn it into a point of sale system, no? I could do it on a laptop, but in a pinch, it would even work with my phone.Yes, your right. I think the dream solution would be some software that would run on existing machines like credit card readers. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Boussac on August 16, 2012, 02:16:27 PM Is this pre-announcement of a major announcement fueling the current rally ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Littleshop on August 16, 2012, 03:32:43 PM Could be many things!  1.0 version (most likely)ASIC unfriendly changes (doubtful but possible)some major player building in bitcoin support into a popular productchanges to the block reward (the halving) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Inedible on August 16, 2012, 03:46:47 PM He'll be announcing that his relic collection will be being exhibited at The Guggenheim Museum in New York. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on August 16, 2012, 04:57:02 PM Quote from: Piper67 on August 16, 2012, 02:01:57 PMQuote from: mobile4ever on August 16, 2012, 01:29:45 PMA worldwide Point of Sale system needing no extra hardware...Doesn't this already sort of exist? If I owned a convenience store, I'd just have to access my blockchain.info wallet and turn it into a point of sale system, no? I could do it on a laptop, but in a pinch, it would even work with my phone.I think I have seen something in another thread somewhere, but as far as getting it adopted, I do not think it has happened. Software is a mystery to the "un-geeked", so they are not going to to know what those steps are that you mentioned. It needs to be a "one-click" installation, ready to use. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on August 16, 2012, 05:00:05 PM Most likely having multisig all finished and vetted for release.We all know about multisig but it will likely be a significant enough update to warrant an announcement to those who have not been following. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: finkleshnorts on August 16, 2012, 05:01:02 PM When I read the article yesterday, I just assumed it was multisig. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on August 16, 2012, 06:33:42 PM My guesses:1) Gavin is working for the CIA2) Gavin is working for Goldman Sachs3) Satoshi's real name will be revealed on the 11 o'clock news. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 16, 2012, 06:40:02 PM Perhaps adding features that enhance anonymity.But the article says "should contribute to stability " - does he mean stability of the price? If so, I can't imagine anything he could do to the Bitcoin software that would contribute to price stability. (Short of saying he's going to actively manage the money supply which would never fly.)But if he's saying it will contribute to the stability of the network or the software - maybe something that will take out the guesswork of transaction fees? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on August 16, 2012, 06:44:47 PM Satoshi will be revealed in September.Sike. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: goodlord666 on August 16, 2012, 06:53:52 PM *spoiler alert*Acquisition of the Bitcoin Project including the core dev team by Microsoft. Taddaaaa! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 16, 2012, 06:56:57 PM Quote from: Inedible on August 16, 2012, 03:46:47 PMHe'll be announcing that his relic collection will be being exhibited at The Guggenheim Museum in New York.To see where the relic collection is now and where it's going to next, visit http://www.maitreyaproject.org/en/relic/calendar.html Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kronosvl on August 16, 2012, 07:05:31 PM The client will be reimplemented from scratch modifying some internal mechanisms  Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: World on August 16, 2012, 07:31:02 PM one of thishttps://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Improvement_Proposals (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Improvement_Proposals) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on August 16, 2012, 07:35:41 PM It has to b something that has to do with his function as head developer of the Standard Client directly. I doubt that it was something like merchant adoption or regulatory announcements.Isnt there someone among the readers of this post who is familiar with the development process and/or frequently reading the Development subforum?? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: RodeoX on August 16, 2012, 07:36:51 PM I heard Gavin is coming out of the closet in September!Sorry Gavin, could not resist. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Scott J on August 16, 2012, 07:45:12 PM I would bet BTC that it will be regarding multisig. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Portnoy on August 16, 2012, 08:13:34 PM Quote from: Scott J on August 16, 2012, 07:45:12 PMI would bet BTC that it will be regarding multisig. Go ahead.   :)http://betsofbitco.in Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on August 16, 2012, 08:20:02 PM Gavin has been working with the CIA to allow them alert access and they will unveil their 100THz ASIC mining operation. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: stick_theman on August 16, 2012, 08:27:21 PM Quote from: cbeast on August 16, 2012, 08:20:02 PMGavin has been working with the CIA to allow them alert access and they will unveil their 100THz ASIC mining operation.Something like that.  I hope y'all have a backup plan when something or something decides to pull the plug.  Don't get zhoutonged by the man. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 16, 2012, 08:36:45 PM I doubt that when Gavin speaks of "stability" (if indeed he did say that, journalists paraphrase), he's speaking of the price per BTC. My guess is he's referring to the network, or to the client, or to the user-friendliness or security of Bitcoin in general. In over a year I've never heard Gavin discussing the price of BTC, why would he start now? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: benjamindees on August 16, 2012, 08:42:58 PM Lots of people are concerned about the Bitcoin price.  Almost none are concerned about price stability.  I doubt it has anything to do with that.It's probably multisig.  Gavin seems to view multisig as a security feature to protect against hacks.  Fewer hacks means less bad press and more consistent growth in adoption. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: rebuilder on August 16, 2012, 08:53:56 PM Julian Assange will be digitized and smuggled out of the UK in the blockchain? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on August 16, 2012, 08:56:19 PM I have no idea what Gavin is talking about, but why would multi-sig or any other known Bitcoin client improvement proposals qualify as a 'major announcement'?  ??? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on August 16, 2012, 09:00:27 PM Quote from: rebuilder on August 16, 2012, 08:53:56 PMJulian Assange will be digitized and smuggled out of the UK in the blockchain?I wonder if a decentralised proof of work blockchain could be useful in a future with digitized people to keep everything sane... and then the work could be done BY the digitized people... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 16, 2012, 09:06:19 PM Quote from: dissipate on August 16, 2012, 08:56:19 PMI have no idea what Gavin is talking about, but why would multi-sig or any other known Bitcoin client improvement proposals qualify as a 'major announcement'?  ???Because if a journalist writes "absolutely ordinary announcement" people tend to not pay much attention  :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cottoneyeJoe on August 16, 2012, 09:56:46 PM my guesses:- Satoshi revealed as purely fictional. This was a 20% project from google that management knew was too disruptive to let continue....but devs knew it was too disruptive to not release.- experiment is now over....thanks everybody....btc are now convertible to Google Play credits...but no longer mine-able. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: RoloTonyBrownTown on August 16, 2012, 10:48:07 PM Stopped reading as soon as they started quoting Micon as a reliable source ::)Where did they pull 6.75% from anyway :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 16, 2012, 10:59:05 PM Quote from: dissipate on August 16, 2012, 08:56:19 PMI have no idea what Gavin is talking about, but why would multi-sig or any other known Bitcoin client improvement proposals qualify as a 'major announcement'?  ???Soon...sorry, could not resist Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ninjarobot on August 16, 2012, 11:15:02 PM Perhaps blockchain related improvements? (better pruning, compression, standard client does not have to download the entire chain, etc.) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: adamstgBit on August 16, 2012, 11:22:47 PM Quote from: ninjarobot on August 16, 2012, 11:15:02 PMPerhaps blockchain related improvements? (better pruning, compression, standard client does not have to download the entire chain, etc.)this would be very good news indeed!i liked this part.Quote "I still call Bitcoin ‘experimental,' and still tell people to only invest time or money that they can afford to lose... but every month that goes by both the core system and the supporting infrastructure (exchanges, e-wallets,merchant solutions, storage solutions, etc.) become less experimental and more reliable. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: sunnankar on August 16, 2012, 11:44:45 PM Quote from: benjamindees on August 16, 2012, 08:42:58 PMIt's probably multisig.  Gavin seems to view multisig as a security feature to protect against hacks.  Fewer hacks means less bad press and more consistent growth in adoption.The single largest problem I see for any reasonable corporation to not adopt Bitcoin is the lack of corporate governance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_governance) when it comes to private keys and the  segregation of duties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_duties). There must be proper corporate governance and segregation of duties or the board of directors or management will be liable for breach of fiduciary duty. They will not allow Bitcoin to be accepted if it is going to result in a breach of fiduciary duty. Multi-sig could be implemented in such a way that this hindrance would be completely eliminated.If Bitcoin can have proper corporate governance and segregation of duty abilities then corporations can adopt it. If corporations can adopt and use Bitcoin then larger capital flows will happen. If larger capital flows happen then there will be greater stability in the price. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on August 16, 2012, 11:56:50 PM Quote from: sunnankar on August 16, 2012, 11:44:45 PMQuote from: benjamindees on August 16, 2012, 08:42:58 PMIt's probably multisig.  Gavin seems to view multisig as a security feature to protect against hacks.  Fewer hacks means less bad press and more consistent growth in adoption.The single largest problem I see for any reasonable corporation to not adopt Bitcoin is the lack of corporate governance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_governance) when it comes to private keys and the  segregation of duties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_duties). There must be proper corporate governance and segregation of duties or the board of directors or management will be liable for breach of fiduciary duty. They will not allow Bitcoin to be accepted if it is going to result in a breach of fiduciary duty. Multi-sig could be implemented in such a way that this hindrance would be completely eliminated.If Bitcoin can have proper corporate governance and segregation of duty abilities then corporations can adopt it. If corporations can adopt and use Bitcoin then larger capital flows will happen. If larger capital flows happen then there will be greater stability in the price.In the meantime you can use Armory to separate private and public keys.  Armory allows watch-only wallets where transactions can be logged, but not signed until it is signed on the full-wallet.  This allows, for example, you to hire people to process bitcoin transactions without access to the full wallet.Multisig is waaaaay better though. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on August 17, 2012, 12:11:47 AM Quote from: cottoneyeJoe on August 16, 2012, 09:56:46 PMmy guesses:- Satoshi revealed as purely fictional. This was a 20% project from google that management knew was too disruptive to let continue....but devs knew it was too disruptive to not release.- experiment is now over....thanks everybody....btc are now convertible to Google Play credits...but no longer mine-able.Once enough people realize their need of peer-to-peer software like bitcoin and diaspora, they will start demanding it. Ideas are breakproof, with Google or without. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AM I'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 01:18:35 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie Dang it!  Now I have to read it all carefully again...after finally agreeing with the multisig camp...At least it's fun though :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: justusranvier on August 17, 2012, 01:19:12 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AM(Well...some of you were kinda close)So someone other than Assange is going to be digitized and smuggled out of the UK? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AM Quote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Portnoy on August 17, 2012, 01:25:11 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie So you are in on the big secret?  Is that itself a clue?   Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 17, 2012, 02:14:38 AM I know! I know! We're all going to Pattaya!!!!! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 17, 2012, 02:20:10 AM QuoteThe Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability, he said.Stability in price? That surely can't be the case whether it's at $10,$15, $20, etc., for down the road, after Bitcoin becomes mainstream, the exchange rate should be in the triple digits due mainly to the volume of people using Bitcoin as a utility.To maintain a pricing stability, the Bitcoin Project would need to be stifled.~Bruno~ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 17, 2012, 02:20:35 AM Quote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...You know there are governments other than the US government, right? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 02:21:08 AM Quote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...... I assume it'd just be "Bitcoins are seen as X" and from then on Bitcoins would have the existing laws of X Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:25:17 AM Quote from: Piper67 on August 17, 2012, 02:20:35 AMQuote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...You know there are governments other than the US government, right?Uhhh....yes. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Coinoisseur on August 17, 2012, 02:30:32 AM Well, I'm comforted that the news sounds positive. Should rule out direct regulation, I would hope.Hmm, going to put out a guess here. Introduction of multisig to the client and we will see someone launch a licensed bitcoin financial institution with direct client integration. No idea which country it would be based in.If so I hope client integration will be an open process. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on August 17, 2012, 03:46:32 AM Greece or some other sovereign nation is adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Bitcoin will trade on FOREX. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cypherdoc on August 17, 2012, 03:55:15 AM the 51% attack is history. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on August 17, 2012, 04:07:39 AM Quote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMYou'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...UncleSamCoins is never going to happen unless it is something like MintChip, but that's centralized. There will never be a P2P UncleSamCoins or MintChip. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the blockchain and the basic rules and operation of the protocol are not going anywhere. There is now over$100 million in the blockchain and protocol. Any major rule changes from Gavin & Co. on Bitcoin.org will probably result in an almost instant forking and mass defection to another client with the current blockchain. It would surely cause chaos initially and would probably cause a big price drop, but it would happen. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Jutarul on August 17, 2012, 04:27:05 AM Maybe it's related to his idea of a bitcoin foundation:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49841.0 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BkkCoins on August 17, 2012, 04:35:43 AM So much fuss and some truly bizarre ideas.I'm 91.3% sure it's just a formal announcement of multisig. Sure, we know about that coming and have for a while but he's talking about public announcement. I think in terms of the general public multisig and the finance features that brings with it and the stability that should result from better security are all going to be big. Recall he says it should result in more "stability". So it's not going to be some far fetched of unheard of change. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 04:48:13 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. People are still saying multisig... If I was some kind of guy that isn't lazy overhere I would find the old post where it was revealed months ago Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Bitcoin Oz on August 17, 2012, 05:38:42 AM There will be a government ruling on the legal status of bitcoin is my best guess. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 17, 2012, 06:32:43 AM Quote from: Piper67 on August 17, 2012, 02:14:38 AMI know! I know! We're all going to Pattaya!!!!!I think it's better than that. Gavin is going to announce that he's related to Marc Andreessen, along with there's going to be a Conehead invasion.http://www.timothysykes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/andreessen.jpg Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ffe on August 17, 2012, 06:45:17 AM Quote from: cbeast on August 17, 2012, 03:46:32 AMGreece or some other sovereign nation is adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Bitcoin will trade on FOREX.I bet the Royal Canadian Mint is going to adopt the Bitcoin model for it's e-cash proposal. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: sandos on August 17, 2012, 07:38:12 AM Quote from: ffe on August 17, 2012, 06:45:17 AMQuote from: cbeast on August 17, 2012, 03:46:32 AMGreece or some other sovereign nation is adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Bitcoin will trade on FOREX.I bet the Royal Canadian Mint is going to adopt the Bitcoin model for it's e-cash proposal.That is actually not impossible, albeit not probable. And if so, woooh! :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Carlton Banks on August 17, 2012, 08:58:16 AM Iran and China are pricing their Oil trades in BTC?  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Stephen Gornick on August 17, 2012, 09:00:12 AM Theymos wrote:QuoteThe "big announcement in September" isn't related to code changes. - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/ycyy9/pledge_if_the_bitcoindbitcoinqt_development_team/c5ugekwPerhaps some organizational sponsorship or something like that? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BkkCoins on August 17, 2012, 09:15:42 AM The market's certainly been moving and this tends to make me think that some people know what's going on behind the scenes. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Boussac on August 17, 2012, 09:18:07 AM @stephen gornickSome kind of W3C-like organization to manage BIPs, including Google's sponsorship ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: D.H. on August 17, 2012, 09:27:36 AM Quote from: Stephen Gornick on August 17, 2012, 09:00:12 AMPerhaps some organizational sponsorship or something like that?That's kind of what I was thinking. Some sort of funding that would allow more people to work full time on the project. Would be nice. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on August 17, 2012, 09:29:33 AM Quote from: D.H. on August 17, 2012, 09:27:36 AMQuote from: Stephen Gornick on August 17, 2012, 09:00:12 AMPerhaps some organizational sponsorship or something like that?That's kind of what I was thinking. Some sort of funding that would allow more people to work full time on the project. Would be nice.Could be the launching of Gavin's Bitcoin Foundation: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=49841.0Edit: someone beat me to it above ^^ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: caveden on August 17, 2012, 09:30:44 AM Quote from: Stephen Gornick on August 17, 2012, 09:00:12 AMTheymos wrote:QuoteThe "big announcement in September" isn't related to code changes. - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/ycyy9/pledge_if_the_bitcoindbitcoinqt_development_team/c5ugekwWhat should have been obvious since all development decisions are done in a publicly accessible mailing list. This is open source, after all. There should be no "secret development announcement", with the exception of critical bug fixes like that denial-of-service one.At least that's how I hope things happens... I confess I don't read the mailing list myself. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: reg on August 17, 2012, 10:45:14 AM What would stabilize BTC and put it permanently out of reach of government and legal control (where It belongs)?I think it will be adoption of  BTC as a payment method by a major player!It would involve Gavin because a responsible company/country would need assurances that the system could cope (it would be worldwide).The first major player to do it will take 3% on profit margin to its bottom line and give it such a competitive edge it will be unstoppable.   It would be a fait accompli-usually used by women but to great effect against credit cards, paypal and bank transfer fees!All the other options are either known, in progress or not significant enough to affect system dynamics? reg. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BkkCoins on August 17, 2012, 11:59:45 AM Quote from: blablahblah on August 17, 2012, 11:51:01 AMKim Dotcom will launch a new file/music/whatever sharing service that uses bitcoin as the currency of choice :DIceland will start a trial where they accept tax payments denominated in Bitcoin, just to spite London for harbouring all those convicted criminal bankers.Both of those would be awesome. Keep dreamin' - though Iceland is small enough that maybe government support and gradual introduction may be feasible as a secondary currency. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Carlton Banks on August 17, 2012, 12:15:01 PM Iceland don't have a lot of international obligations if I remember rightly, could indeed be a geniune likelihood Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 12:42:48 PM Bitcoin will start including a built-in default Tor client for connections. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 17, 2012, 12:58:15 PM Quote from: Carlton Banks on August 17, 2012, 08:58:16 AMIran and China are pricing their Oil trades in BTC?  ;DI dig this  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: DutchBrat on August 17, 2012, 12:59:49 PM Gavin = Pirate = SatoshiQ.E.D. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: labestiol on August 17, 2012, 01:09:26 PM At first i thought it was just multisig ui, which will for sure contribute to stability.But now my brain don't want to stop thinking about what it would be (you're mean Charlie... how am I going to sleep now ?)It's apparently related to regulation. I really like the idea that it would be recognized as a currency by some country, and clearly Iceland is a good candidate.If we go further on that, why not an announce of the Icelandic central bank that they will purchase some bitcoins (putting a floor on the market, that would be stability). Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on August 17, 2012, 01:11:43 PM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. Hmmm, the Mint Chip Challenge closes on in 38 days. Thats on the 24th of September. "Buying bitcoin with Mint Chips" is still highest voted:http://ideas.mintchipchallenge.com/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search=&order=commentMaybe the Canadian government will make digital currencies legal, thus including bitcoin. Although I know "Mint Chip" is not its own currency, but rather a wallet for digitized CAD, any attempt to lodge a new law that prepares Canada's authorities for the monetary future could include a definition for "real" virtual currencies just like that. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: axus on August 17, 2012, 01:28:30 PM Quote from: rebuilder on August 16, 2012, 08:53:56 PMJulian Assange will be digitized and smuggled out of the UK in the blockchain? ;D ;D ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: rjk on August 17, 2012, 02:06:08 PM Sounds like there could be a legal judgement of some kind in favor of Bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Carlton Banks on August 17, 2012, 02:10:55 PM Quote from: labestiol on August 17, 2012, 01:09:26 PMIf we go further on that, why not an announce of the Icelandic central bank that they will purchase some bitcoins (putting a floor on the market, that would be stability).Indeed. Any small economic nation looking to invest in assets right now couldn't go far wrong :PEdit: assuming whichever hypothetical minnow of a central bank hasn't been building up the reserves for some time already... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Inedible on August 17, 2012, 02:59:49 PM Bitcoin technology is going to be used to start a government sponsored block chain run by Blackwater. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: WiseOldOwl on August 17, 2012, 03:08:32 PM Quote from: BkkCoins on August 17, 2012, 11:59:45 AMQuote from: blablahblah on August 17, 2012, 11:51:01 AMKim Dotcom will launch a new file/music/whatever sharing service that uses bitcoin as the currency of choice :DIceland will start a trial where they accept tax payments denominated in Bitcoin, just to spite London for harbouring all those convicted criminal bankers.Both of those would be awesome. Keep dreamin' - though Iceland is small enough that maybe government support and gradual introduction may be feasible as a secondary currency.Quote from: Carlton Banks on August 17, 2012, 12:15:01 PMIceland don't have a lot of international obligations if I remember rightly, could indeed be a geniune likelihoodI saw this and couldnt help but notify you all that back in my bitcoin exchange days i directly contacted the icelandic ministry of banking (im not looking up the real name right now) and spoke with them about bitcoin. I needed a bank system that wouldnt shun me away for running a bitcoin to fiat business. Iceland is the place for this period. The combo of tech savy people and their banking situation makes it a perfect haven for bitcoin business if properly cultivated. It was to early I believe, but could be done easier now.now back into the shadows I go.EDIT : here is this too bring you up to speed      http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Iceland_says_NO_to_Debt-Slavery Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paulie_w on August 17, 2012, 03:24:25 PM out of curiosity, how can we have "surprises" here? it is an open source project, shouldn't whatever is coming be on the roadmap already? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 17, 2012, 03:26:55 PM Quote from: paulie_w on August 17, 2012, 03:24:25 PMout of curiosity, how can we have "surprises" here? it is an open source project, shouldn't whatever is coming be on the roadmap already?Someone said it wasn't an change in the code.So... let's wait Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Portnoy on August 17, 2012, 03:47:22 PM There will be no big announcement.  It is a pump 'n dump.    :P Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: scomil on August 17, 2012, 03:56:18 PM Seems likely that the announcement will be made during Bitcoin Conference, London 15-16, September 2012.http://bitcoin2012.com/For those of you speculating about Iceland. Looking at the list of speakers, we have - Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament. She is also the spokesperson and main sponsor for the International Modern Media Institute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Modern_Media_InitiativeReading through the the Elements of the law, it seems Iceland might be the one civilized country that will act to protect the bitcoin network, as opposed to doing everything to overthrow and disrupt it. We have the people of Iceland to thank for setting precedent by throwing out the bondholders in 08/09 and rewriting their constitution.http://theguardianeyewitness.tumblr.com/post/749345738/protest-at-icelandic-premiers-residenceLets hope the pieces fit the puzzle. Either way, Birgitta Jónsdóttirs speech should be interesting. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 17, 2012, 04:08:55 PM Quote from: scomil on August 17, 2012, 03:56:18 PMSeems likely that the announcement will be made during Bitcoin Conference, London 15-16, September 2012.http://bitcoin2012.com/For those of you speculating about Iceland. Looking at the list of speakers, we have - Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament. She is also the spokesperson and main sponsor for the International Modern Media Institute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Modern_Media_InitiativeReading through the the Elements of the law, it seems Iceland might be the one civilized country that will act to protect the bitcoin network, as opposed to doing everything to overthrow and disrupt it. We have the people of Iceland to thank for setting precedent by throwing out the bondholders in 08/09 and rewriting their constitution.http://theguardianeyewitness.tumblr.com/post/749345738/protest-at-icelandic-premiers-residenceLets hope the pieces fit the puzzle. Either way, Birgitta Jónsdóttirs speech should be interesting. Hmm, do you know something we don't scomil?  :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Jutarul on August 17, 2012, 04:12:29 PM Quote from: scomil on August 17, 2012, 03:56:18 PMSeems likely that the announcement will be made during Bitcoin Conference, London 15-16, September 2012.http://bitcoin2012.com/For those of you speculating about Iceland. Looking at the list of speakers, we have - Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament. She is also the spokesperson and main sponsor for the International Modern Media Institute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Modern_Media_InitiativeReading through the the Elements of the law, it seems Iceland might be the one civilized country that will act to protect the bitcoin network, as opposed to doing everything to overthrow and disrupt it. We have the people of Iceland to thank for setting precedent by throwing out the bondholders in 08/09 and rewriting their constitution.http://theguardianeyewitness.tumblr.com/post/749345738/protest-at-icelandic-premiers-residenceLets hope the pieces fit the puzzle. Either way, Birgitta Jónsdóttirs speech should be interesting. +1. Outspoken protection of the bitcoin network by an official government representative would indeed add to the longterm stability of the project. It provides a "safe" haven". Not that bitcoin would need one, but its still good to know that it would be an officially accepted payment type in the "real" world. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on August 17, 2012, 04:13:42 PM Maybe they are working with bitcoin card and will release it. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PM I think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency, I believe that means you don't have to pay capital gains taxes on that thing. For example, if you transfer dollars to sterling, the value of sterling goes up, and then you transfer back to dollars, you don't have to pay taxes on the gain because sterling is an official national currency. IANAL. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dust on August 17, 2012, 04:22:59 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PMI think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency, I believe that means you don't have to pay capital gains taxes on that thing. For example, if you transfer dollars to sterling, the value of sterling goes up, and then you transfer back to dollars, you don't have to pay taxes on the gain because sterling is an official national currency. IANAL.I'm fairly certain this is not true, at least in the US. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 04:23:33 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PMI think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency, I believe that means you don't have to pay capital gains taxes on that thing. For example, if you transfer dollars to sterling, the value of sterling goes up, and then you transfer back to dollars, you don't have to pay taxes on the gain because sterling is an official national currency. IANAL.Here in AU I am pretty sure any capital gain (even if its unrealised) is Taxable... I also ANAL... (oh lol) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on August 17, 2012, 05:06:37 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PMI think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency,[...]Think for a second.  Who cares if bitcoin is a country's official currency?  Bitcoin use need only be protected by law in a certain country to gain added legitimacy...An affirmative law saying "yes, bitcoin is legal" would be wonderful, would it not? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: iCEBREAKER on August 17, 2012, 05:13:52 PM Quote from: scomil on August 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AMAnyone here have any idea as to what Gavin was alluding to?The Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability, he said. Still, he predicted things will continue to be exciting in the world of Bitcoin with "continued controversy and chaos."http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/15/3243200/bitcoin-ponzi-schemes-savings-and-trustSecond to last paragraph. Multisig?Ecuador is changing its name to Wikitopia, appointing Julian Assange benevolent dictator for life and making Bitcoin ("Bitpeso") the official currency.  All foreign debt will be repaid in LitePeso...*looks forward to more exciting controversy and chaos* Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drrussellshane on August 17, 2012, 05:36:48 PM Quote from: jgarzik on August 17, 2012, 05:06:37 PMQuote from: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PMI think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency,[...]Think for a second.  Who cares if bitcoin is a country's official currency?  Bitcoin use need only be protected by law in a certain country to gain added legitimacy...An affirmative law saying "yes, bitcoin is legal" would be wonderful, would it not?I understand what you are saying, but generally, laws/statutes outlaw things rather than say what is acceptable.For example, there is no law that says "yes, hamburgers are legal".Attorneys may quibble and argue somehow that bitcoins are "illegal", but they are certainly not inherently unlawful, and they will not become unlawful regardless of what the ones in black robes say. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 17, 2012, 05:51:51 PM Quote from: DutchBrat on August 17, 2012, 12:59:49 PMGavin = Pirate = SatoshiQ.E.D.GPS Mobile now comes to mind. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 06:20:21 PM Quote from: jgarzik on August 17, 2012, 05:06:37 PMQuote from: barbarousrelic on August 17, 2012, 04:20:03 PMI think this has zero chance of ever happening to Bitcoin, but if a country declares something to be its official currency,[...]Think for a second.  Who cares if bitcoin is a country's official currency?  Bitcoin use need only be protected by law in a certain country to gain added legitimacy...An affirmative law saying "yes, bitcoin is legal" would be wonderful, would it not?As someone else said, everything is legal until it is made illegal. What would help, though, is legal enforcement of Bitcoin contracts, brought about through favorable judicial rulings. Namely, a judgment that ordered one party to pay another party in Bitcoins. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on August 17, 2012, 06:32:14 PM The quote is: "The Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September that should contribute some stability"I do not see any game changer here. I will also be making a major announcement in September that may be kinda exciting.Or it may not. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: gilgil on August 17, 2012, 06:53:02 PM Butterfly Labs IPOs in GLBSE, and accepting payments only in bitcoins? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: finkleshnorts on August 17, 2012, 06:56:30 PM Quote from: gilgil on August 17, 2012, 06:53:02 PMButterfly Labs IPOs in GLBSE, and accepting payments only in bitcoins?If BFL IPOs before the ASIC release, we should all have a pretty good idea of where that capital is going. I sure wouldn't buy. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on August 17, 2012, 09:01:19 PM Maybe Pirate made the announcement a bit prematurely? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on August 17, 2012, 09:51:00 PM Quote from: drrussellshane on August 17, 2012, 05:36:48 PMI understand what you are saying, but generally, laws/statutes outlaw things rather than say what is acceptable.For example, there is no law that says "yes, hamburgers are legal".Attorneys may quibble and argue somehow that bitcoins are "illegal", but they are certainly not inherently unlawful, and they will not become unlawful regardless of what the ones in black robes say.It is the people who need to approve what goes on in their economics. That is why BTC is important. Having a small group of people tell a very large group of people what their money is worth has not turned out well in the past. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 18, 2012, 02:17:56 AM According to the graph on this page http://www.facebook.com/bitcoinusers/likes, at this rate there'll be fewer people taking about Bitcoin if the trend continues, thus doubling the price we're seeing now, if the graph is a bellwether for why the exchange rate has gone up in the past month. Currently, something doesn't smell right, but by September we may have some sort of stability?Take a look at that graph, and try to make heads or tails out of it.~Bruno~ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 18, 2012, 02:22:01 AM Quote from: Phinnaeus Gage on August 18, 2012, 02:17:56 AMAccording to the graph on this page http://www.facebook.com/bitcoinusers/likes, at this rate there'll be fewer people taking about Bitcoin if the trend continues, thus doubling the price we're seeing now, if the graph is a bellwether for why the exchange rate has gone up in the past month. Currently, something doesn't smell right, but by September we may have some sort of stability?Take a look at that graph, and try to make heads or tails out of it.~Bruno~I'm not allowed to see your graph, but I vote tails. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gavin Andresen on August 18, 2012, 02:25:47 AM All right, all right, enough speculation.I'll be announcing http://bitundies.com/, where you will be able to buy high-quality Alpaca wool undergarments for bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BkkCoins on August 18, 2012, 02:27:50 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on August 18, 2012, 02:25:47 AMAll right, all right, enough speculation.I'll be announcing http://bitundies.com/, where you will be able to buy high-quality Alpaca wool undergarments for bitcoin.Ha ha, you didn't even buy the domain to pull this one off...Must be part of expanding in Japan as I hear the teens there sell their undies. sniff sniff.The perfect way to pay for stinky undies is Bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: justusranvier on August 18, 2012, 02:30:00 AM Julian Assange will be digitized and smuggled out of the UK via the blockchain while wearing alpaca underwear. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Bitcoin Oz on August 18, 2012, 02:32:37 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on August 18, 2012, 02:25:47 AMAll right, all right, enough speculation.I'll be announcing http://bitundies.com/, where you will be able to buy high-quality Alpaca wool undergarments for bitcoin.Can I sell an undies passthrough on glbse ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 18, 2012, 07:33:12 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on August 18, 2012, 02:25:47 AMAll right, all right, enough speculation.I'll be announcing http://bitundies.com/, where you will be able to buy high-quality Alpaca wool undergarments for bitcoin.Nice one  :)What is it then? At least give us some hints Gavin Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 18, 2012, 07:46:34 AM http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5378083869_1311ae8da0.jpgPsst! September is nigh! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: gilgil on August 18, 2012, 08:23:36 AM Quote from: honest bob on August 17, 2012, 06:56:30 PMQuote from: gilgil on August 17, 2012, 06:53:02 PMButterfly Labs IPOs in GLBSE, and accepting payments only in bitcoins?If BFL IPOs before the ASIC release, we should all have a pretty good idea of where that capital is going. I sure wouldn't buy.Where would that be? ASIC development? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: finkleshnorts on August 18, 2012, 08:25:45 AM Quote from: gilgil on August 18, 2012, 08:23:36 AMQuote from: honest bob on August 17, 2012, 06:56:30 PMQuote from: gilgil on August 17, 2012, 06:53:02 PMButterfly Labs IPOs in GLBSE, and accepting payments only in bitcoins?If BFL IPOs before the ASIC release, we should all have a pretty good idea of where that capital is going. I sure wouldn't buy.Where would that be? ASIC development?That's what I was implying... That the preorders weren't enough to cover the development cost. IPOing now would look like a move of desperation.Anyway I highly doubt this is what Gavin was referring to. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: malevolent on August 18, 2012, 08:28:06 AM Quote from: koin on August 16, 2012, 09:56:34 AMjp morgan, the original inventors of "project satoshi" will be taking over the project and acquiring bfl labs (but don't worry, refunding all the funds from pre-sales, .. in dollars though, at the prices quoted when prepayment was sent).I got scared when I read that first lol Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: caveden on August 18, 2012, 10:34:01 AM Quote from: jgarzik on August 17, 2012, 05:06:37 PMAn affirmative law saying "yes, bitcoin is legal" would be wonderful, would it not?Not necessarily, no. First of all, bitcoin is already legal. And besides that, this text (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmises.org.br%2FArticle.aspx%3Fid%3D1276) shows an example of an activity that is better off in the current prohibition scenario than what it'd be in a legalization scenario. The example in question is prostitution houses in Brazil. They're currently forbidden, but if you want to open one, all you have to do is pay the appropriate bribes to the cops. According to the text author, who happens to have some friends in the business, these bribes are already lower than what taxes alone would be had the activity been legalized. Not to mention stupid licenses, labor laws, regulations etc. And if you think that being prohibited forces these business to be "shady" and dangerous, well, take a look at this (http://www.scandallolounge.com.br/) or this (http://www.cafephoto.com.br/) or this (http://www.ilhafantasia.com.br/). One of them even has bowling lanes inside! :D"Legalization" is not always a good thing, because often it comes together with taxation, cumbersome or prohibitive regulations, licenses etc etc. I wouldn't like to see bitcoin transfers crippled with the same kind of AML bullshit that affects fiat transfers, for example.A good read: Air Guitars and Bitcoin Regulation (http://themonetaryfuture.blogspot.fr/2011/11/air-guitars-and-bitcoin-regulation.html). Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 18, 2012, 03:07:41 PM Bitcoins will be exchanges on the ECN forex network :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:17:54 PM At the risk of being called a newb who's too stupid and/or lazy to use the search function correctly (it's a fair cop  :)), could someone explain to me what multisig is, how it works, and why it's important (or provide a link)? Thanks! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 18, 2012, 03:19:39 PM Quote from: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:17:54 PMAt the risk of being called a newb who's too stupid and/or lazy to use the search function correctly (it's a fair cop  :)), could someone explain to me what multisig is, how it works, and why it's important (or provide a link)? Thanks!http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bitcoin+multisig Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:56:50 PM Quote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 03:19:39 PMQuote from: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:17:54 PMAt the risk of being called a newb who's too stupid and/or lazy to use the search function correctly (it's a fair cop  :)), could someone explain to me what multisig is, how it works, and why it's important (or provide a link)? Thanks!http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bitcoin+multisigYou know, I assumed that if I just asked the question, I'd probably end up getting a lmgtfy link or some other snarky non-response.  But I hoped that maybe if I threw in a little self-deprecating humor acknowledging that yes, I should probably be able to find this information on my own, I might get an actual answer.  Obviously that hope was misplaced.   :'( But seriously, I still haven't found a good overview on the subject.  If you know of a link to one that's particularly good, I'd love to see it.  Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:07:34 PM Quote from: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:56:50 PMQuote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 03:19:39 PMQuote from: Roger_Murdock on August 18, 2012, 03:17:54 PMAt the risk of being called a newb who's too stupid and/or lazy to use the search function correctly (it's a fair cop  :)), could someone explain to me what multisig is, how it works, and why it's important (or provide a link)? Thanks!http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bitcoin+multisigYou know, I assumed that if I just asked the question, I'd probably end up getting a lmgtfy link or some other snarky non-response.  But I hoped that maybe if I threw in a little self-deprecating humor acknowledging that yes, I should probably be able to find this information on my own, I might get an actual answer.  Obviously that hope was misplaced.   :'( But seriously, I still haven't found a good overview on the subject.  If you know of a link to one that's particularly good, I'd love to see it.  Multisig addresses require m-of-n signatures to spend from.  There are n total keys that can sign, and you need m <= n  of them to successfully spend.  For example, with m = 2 and n = 3 you can do a trade of physical goods with built-in escrow.  The escrow holds one key, and each of the sender and receiver of the good hold the other keys.  The buyer sends his bitcoin to the 2-of-3 address and the seller ships out the goods.  The seller than creates and signs a transaction that spends the coins from the 2-of-3 address to his personal address.  When the buyer receives the goods, he also signs the transaction and the coins are moved.  If there is a dispute, the escrow can either sign the transaction, awarding the coins to the seller, or can ask the buyer to create and sign a transaction that returns the coins to him, and then sign that one.  This can all be done without including the escrow except when necessary as all you need to know is the escrow's public address.  They can have an outstanding offer to settle any disputes provided that if arbitration is necessary they get X BTC (or a %) as a fee. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ralree on August 18, 2012, 04:17:49 PM Quote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:07:34 PMMultisig addresses require m-of-n signatures to spend from.  There are n total keys that can sign, and you need m <= n  of them to successfully spend.  For example, with m = 2 and n = 3 you can do a trade of physical goods with built-in escrow.  The escrow holds one key, and each of the sender and receiver of the good hold the other keys.  The buyer sends his bitcoin to the 2-of-3 address and the seller ships out the goods.  The seller than creates and signs a transaction that spends the coins from the 2-of-3 address to his personal address.  When the buyer receives the goods, he also signs the transaction and the coins are moved.  If there is a dispute, the escrow can either sign the transaction, awarding the coins to the seller, or can ask the buyer to create and sign a transaction that returns the coins to him, and then sign that one.  This can all be done without including the escrow except when necessary as all you need to know is the escrow's public address.  They can have an outstanding offer to settle any disputes provided that if arbitration is necessary they get X BTC (or a %) as a fee.Thank you for this - it makes a lot more sense now.  It would be nice if there was a short little video on youtube explaining this to the common bitcoin user. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:58:32 PM Quote from: ralree on August 18, 2012, 04:17:49 PMQuote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:07:34 PMMultisig addresses require m-of-n signatures to spend from.  There are n total keys that can sign, and you need m <= n  of them to successfully spend.  For example, with m = 2 and n = 3 you can do a trade of physical goods with built-in escrow.  The escrow holds one key, and each of the sender and receiver of the good hold the other keys.  The buyer sends his bitcoin to the 2-of-3 address and the seller ships out the goods.  The seller than creates and signs a transaction that spends the coins from the 2-of-3 address to his personal address.  When the buyer receives the goods, he also signs the transaction and the coins are moved.  If there is a dispute, the escrow can either sign the transaction, awarding the coins to the seller, or can ask the buyer to create and sign a transaction that returns the coins to him, and then sign that one.  This can all be done without including the escrow except when necessary as all you need to know is the escrow's public address.  They can have an outstanding offer to settle any disputes provided that if arbitration is necessary they get X BTC (or a %) as a fee.Thank you for this - it makes a lot more sense now.  It would be nice if there was a short little video on youtube explaining this to the common bitcoin user.There is no UI yet, and the code with the command line support still hasn't been in a release yet.  Give it some time. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 18, 2012, 06:00:22 PM Quote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:58:32 PMQuote from: ralree on August 18, 2012, 04:17:49 PMQuote from: notme on August 18, 2012, 04:07:34 PMMultisig addresses require m-of-n signatures to spend from.  There are n total keys that can sign, and you need m <= n  of them to successfully spend.  For example, with m = 2 and n = 3 you can do a trade of physical goods with built-in escrow.  The escrow holds one key, and each of the sender and receiver of the good hold the other keys.  The buyer sends his bitcoin to the 2-of-3 address and the seller ships out the goods.  The seller than creates and signs a transaction that spends the coins from the 2-of-3 address to his personal address.  When the buyer receives the goods, he also signs the transaction and the coins are moved.  If there is a dispute, the escrow can either sign the transaction, awarding the coins to the seller, or can ask the buyer to create and sign a transaction that returns the coins to him, and then sign that one.  This can all be done without including the escrow except when necessary as all you need to know is the escrow's public address.  They can have an outstanding offer to settle any disputes provided that if arbitration is necessary they get X BTC (or a %) as a fee.Thank you for this - it makes a lot more sense now.  It would be nice if there was a short little video on youtube explaining this to the common bitcoin user.There is no UI yet, and the code with the command line support still hasn't been in a release yet.  Give it some time.Or a major announcement  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Coinoisseur on August 18, 2012, 08:21:12 PM Hmm, my gut reaction is cautious to having scripting within the core bitcoin exchange network especially as the default behavior. Just a bit uneasy at adding such an attack vector. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 18, 2012, 08:32:43 PM Quote from: Coinoisseur on August 18, 2012, 08:21:12 PMHmm, my gut reaction is cautious to having scripting within the core bitcoin exchange network especially as the default behavior. Just a bit uneasy at adding such an attack vector.Um.... it has always had scripting.  The changes for multisig actually reduced what was valid. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Coinoisseur on August 18, 2012, 08:36:06 PM Wow, interesting looking deeper under the hood. This note is comforting though " Some of the more complicated opcodes are disabled out of concern that the client might have a bug in their implementation" Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on August 19, 2012, 03:50:55 AM Quote from: Coinoisseur on August 18, 2012, 08:21:12 PMHmm, my gut reaction is cautious to having scripting within the core bitcoin exchange network especially as the default behavior. Just a bit uneasy at adding such an attack vector.No offense, but please learn what you are talking about.Scripting is not what you think it is.  Here is some information: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Script (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Script) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BitLucky on August 19, 2012, 12:03:24 PM Maybe Google will get involved with Bitcoin? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on August 19, 2012, 12:39:58 PM Quote from: BitLucky on August 19, 2012, 12:03:24 PMMaybe Google will get involved with Bitcoin?They already have:http://www.developer.com/daily_news/google-releases-bitcoin-java-client.html Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: galambo on August 19, 2012, 06:37:18 PM Quote from: CornedBeefHash on August 19, 2012, 03:54:43 PMGoogle allows it's staff to spend 20 percent of their work time on personal projects? Who do I have to suck off to get a job at Google?Signed,Puckered up and waiting for response.http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-12-19/ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on August 19, 2012, 07:49:26 PM Quote from: galambo on August 19, 2012, 06:37:18 PMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on August 19, 2012, 03:54:43 PMGoogle allows it's staff to spend 20 percent of their work time on personal projects? Who do I have to suck off to get a job at Google?Signed,Puckered up and waiting for response.http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-12-19/20% they work20% they do google stuff and 60% they spend on youtube Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: johnyj on August 21, 2012, 01:38:43 PM I hope the block reward will keep the same, so that BTC will provide continuous incentive for new adopters, and reduce the deflation nature in BTC economyThe continuously reducing supply in protocol make it a perfect place for speculation, and the wild price swing will discourage business users Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on August 21, 2012, 01:43:40 PM Quote from: Spekulatius on August 19, 2012, 07:49:26 PMQuote from: galambo on August 19, 2012, 06:37:18 PMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on August 19, 2012, 03:54:43 PMGoogle allows it's staff to spend 20 percent of their work time on personal projects? Who do I have to suck off to get a job at Google?Signed,Puckered up and waiting for response.http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-12-19/20% they work20% they do google stuff and 60% they spend on youtube FaceBookFTFY  ;) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 21, 2012, 01:47:43 PM Quote from: johnyj on August 21, 2012, 01:38:43 PMI hope the block reward will keep the same, so that BTC will provide continuous incentive for new adopters, and reduce the deflation nature in BTC economyThe continuously reducing supply in protocol make it a perfect place for speculation, and the wild price swing will discourage business usersIf you want inflationnary monopoly money, take a look at euros or dollars they might interest you. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 21, 2012, 02:04:38 PM Quote from: unclescrooge on August 21, 2012, 01:47:43 PMQuote from: johnyj on August 21, 2012, 01:38:43 PMI hope the block reward will keep the same, so that BTC will provide continuous incentive for new adopters, and reduce the deflation nature in BTC economyThe continuously reducing supply in protocol make it a perfect place for speculation, and the wild price swing will discourage business usersIf you want inflationnary monopoly money, take a look at euros or dollars they might interest you.Easy there. If the block reward stayed at 50 forever, Bitcoin would still be the hardest money in existence and the inflation rate would approach 0 over time. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on August 21, 2012, 02:06:46 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on August 21, 2012, 02:04:38 PMQuote from: unclescrooge on August 21, 2012, 01:47:43 PMQuote from: johnyj on August 21, 2012, 01:38:43 PMI hope the block reward will keep the same, so that BTC will provide continuous incentive for new adopters, and reduce the deflation nature in BTC economyThe continuously reducing supply in protocol make it a perfect place for speculation, and the wild price swing will discourage business usersIf you want inflationnary monopoly money, take a look at euros or dollars they might interest you.Easy there. If the block reward stayed at 50 forever, Bitcoin would still be the hardest money in existence and the inflation rate would approach 0 over time. It's irrelevant, though. It would be trite to create a cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin with a 50 coin reward in perpetuity. You don't need to change Bitcoin for that. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 21, 2012, 02:08:00 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on August 21, 2012, 02:04:38 PMQuote from: unclescrooge on August 21, 2012, 01:47:43 PMQuote from: johnyj on August 21, 2012, 01:38:43 PMI hope the block reward will keep the same, so that BTC will provide continuous incentive for new adopters, and reduce the deflation nature in BTC economyThe continuously reducing supply in protocol make it a perfect place for speculation, and the wild price swing will discourage business usersIf you want inflationnary monopoly money, take a look at euros or dollars they might interest you.Easy there. If the block reward stayed at 50 forever, Bitcoin would still be the hardest money in existence and the inflation rate would approach 0 over time. That's right. But reward drop is already priced in, if you change it, you're basically saying you will dilute others savings (no matter of how few).No, I don't think a change in protocole (that would require a fork) is in question here. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: markm on August 21, 2012, 02:08:25 PM Minting the same number of coins per block has already been done, not only by GRouPcoin which is otherwise basically a clone of bitcoin, but also by DeVCoin which also incorporates some other innovations such as mining 1,000 times as many coins (to avoid having to move the decimal point so soon, as bitcoin looked to be climbing in value rapidly when DeVCoin was initially created) and distributing coins to developers of open source software, hardware, firmware, music, literature, art etc.So no need to screw up bitcoin by messing with its block reward schedule, those who want inflatacoin already have GRouPcoin and DeVCoin for that.-MarkM- Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on August 21, 2012, 04:38:42 PM Given that the exchange rate is free-floating (as it should be), changing the block reward from halving every 210,000 blocks to a constant 50 would probably not cause much difference at all.But the speculation is moot... nobody's changing that part of bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 21, 2012, 08:37:39 PM Quote from: jgarzik on August 21, 2012, 04:38:42 PMGiven that the exchange rate is free-floating (as it should be), changing the block reward from halving every 210,000 blocks to a constant 50 would probably not cause much difference at all.But the speculation is moot... nobody's changing that part of bitcoin.I didn't waste much thought about the mystery announcement before.But now, you devs posting here are killing me! :-)I wonder when the first betsofbitco.in bets show up!Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on August 22, 2012, 09:02:13 AM Quote from: blablahblah on August 21, 2012, 10:22:15 PM]One under-appreciated aspect about alt-chains is that they can always to used to show skeptics (who were probably indoctrinated with ideas that a flexible money supply is essential, even though they usually can't explain why) that under a Bitcoin system, the money supply limits can be overridden if there's ever a real need for it. One common objection that I hear is that Bitcoin will have trouble scaling. As soon as millions of people try to pile onto the system, "there won't be enough coins to go round", or the network will overload or something else will break.But let's think about it for a minute: if there's ever a massive burst of interest in Bitcoin (that might theoretically break something), some of that interest inevitably gets diverted into forks, clones, and new currencies! That's where the new money comes from. Sure, purists might argue that it wrecks the idea of hard, sound money, but that is wrong. New adopters knowingly buy-in to the new currencies, and no-one is forced to exchange their superior Bitcoins for those other, lesser currencies if they don't want to. Furthermore, this currency "eco-system" enables something that the Fractional Reserve system fails to do when it should, which is to reduce the money supply in a timely manner in response to real economic pressures. For example, if there's a contraction or loss of confidence, floating exchange rates will dynamically shrink the amount of money in the system. No intervention required!There would no doubt be some interest in alternate cryptocurrencies, but i don't think any of them would really take off. Maybe 1 or 2 other cryptocurrencies would gain some traction, but I imagine the cost of maintaining a separate software, financial and user base ecosystem would keep their user base limited (not to mention the network effect). The scaling issues will probably be solved by cloud based wallets and light clients. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: markm on August 22, 2012, 09:30:13 AM There would no doubt be some interest in different nations using different currencies, but i don't think any of them would really take off. Maybe 1 or 2 other nation's currencies would gain some traction, but I imagine the cost of maintaining a separate software, financial and user base ecosystem would keep their user base limited (not to mention the network effect). -MarkM- Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: FuzzyBear on August 22, 2012, 09:51:49 AM My guess is simply that Greece will now be adopting BTC as their sole currency... a long shot perhaps... but one i'd like to see :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 22, 2012, 09:55:39 AM Quote from: FuzzyBear on August 22, 2012, 09:51:49 AMMy guess is simply that Greece will now be adopting BTC as their sole currency... a long shot perhaps... but one i'd like to see :)Bitcoin is not inflatory enough for this use. :-PSomething coming from Island, though, could be possible and be awesome news!Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: markm on August 22, 2012, 12:41:51 PM They won't be printing money as it suits them, they will be minting tokens and then going out into the marketplace looking for ways to trade some of their tokens for some bitcoins, oops, I mean, for some money.Thus in effect they will be creating more things people can spend bitcoins on, things that are easy to buy with bitcoins; plus, in order to try to make their tokens seem to be worth something they will create things for their tokens to be spent on, and since bitcoins are so very compatibile with their own tokens it will be easy for those things to also, or instead, be sold for bitcoins. So overall, in addition to promoting the bitcoin codebase and the bitcoin blockchain concept and the general idea of cryptocurrencies of which bitcoin is the shining crown achievement, they will be bringing users closer to having the skills, knowledge, and understanding to use bitcoins. All of which should help bitcoin adoption.-MarkM- Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 22, 2012, 01:16:59 PM Quote from: stan.distortion on August 22, 2012, 10:57:57 AMOne of the things I half expect to see is countries, businesses, games and many others issuing their own blockchains as a method of keeping internal accounts while making use of the system but if they don't link directly to bitcoin as a central currency it could all get very messy with alt chains printing money as it suits them and exchange rates up in the air. Hopefully Canada will consider that with their own digital currency and not stay stuck in the rut of the current fiat system.Could work. As long as they "connect" to the Bitcoin blockchain (aka merge-mining compatible) to make use of the high difficulty.. If they started their completely independent own chain, they would need dramatic investments into mining to secure the new network, or have it run over quickly.Interesting ideas!Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ShadowOfHarbringer on August 23, 2012, 09:39:57 AM Quote from: FuzzyBear on August 22, 2012, 09:51:49 AMMy guess is simply that Greece will now be adopting BTC as their sole currency... a long shot perhaps... but one i'd like to see :)That would be a game changer, and BTC rate would skyrocket 10-100 times in matter of a week.But nothing like this is going to happen. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on August 23, 2012, 12:55:20 PM Quote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on August 23, 2012, 09:39:57 AMQuote from: FuzzyBear on August 22, 2012, 09:51:49 AMMy guess is simply that Greece will now be adopting BTC as their sole currency... a long shot perhaps... but one i'd like to see :)That would be a game changer, and BTC rate would skyrocket 10-100 times in matter of a week.But nothing like this is going to happen.Ofc not. They need to print their own monies to buy back bonds. Cannot print bitcoins, so its not for them. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on August 23, 2012, 08:45:51 PM Quote from: waspoza on August 23, 2012, 12:55:20 PMQuote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on August 23, 2012, 09:39:57 AMQuote from: FuzzyBear on August 22, 2012, 09:51:49 AMMy guess is simply that Greece will now be adopting BTC as their sole currency... a long shot perhaps... but one i'd like to see :)That would be a game changer, and BTC rate would skyrocket 10-100 times in matter of a week.But nothing like this is going to happen.Ofc not. They need to print their own monies to buy back bonds. Cannot print bitcoins, so its not for them.Oh, if you want to introduce Bitcoin in Greez, it could even work. I see you could easily snap some 250k cheap coins right now at MtGox for a pocket money, then announce this step and watch the price settle. After a year and hopefully some other countries taking this step, you could invest one of your bitcoins to print some paper money backed by bitcoin. Greece would be a huge test balloon for such a move but the first mover would have a massive advantage.[/dreaming] Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 24, 2012, 07:08:01 AM Quote from: blablahblah on August 23, 2012, 08:39:13 PMWhile I remain forever hopeful, I'm not counting on any national acceptance any time soon. The banks just won't let it happen. If Iceland were to unveil some kind of "roadmap" that involves Bitcoin, perhaps as a trial first, then as a second official currency, or perhaps they were to declare a safe-haven for bitcoin rights, the response could range anywhere from suicide bombings to submarines drilling nukes into the bedrock to blast the island out of the water...Just look at what's going on around the world today. Remember when that guy, what's his name, Julian Assange was considered a hero all over the world for embarrassing the US gov't with Cablegate and whatnot? They got angry and even arrested some kid for doing the leaks, but Assange was basically untouchable. But then he announced some upcoming leaks regarding a "prominent US bank", and BAM! Rape allegations, "code red" alerts, Interpol investigations, international arrest warrants, the UK threatening to invade Ecuadorian soil... I guess that'll teach people to wear condoms!... And that was just ONE guy running a <$1million activist organisation, threatening just the ONE bank.I didn't see the events around wikileaks/assange from that direction yet. Really some food for thought.However:What does Wikileaks and Bitcoin have in common? -You can't kill an idea!Decentralized *leaks are coming, and, well, Bitcoin is decentralized to begin with. But yes, getting the whole WL/BTC process as rough and illegal as possible does/will slow it down.Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 28, 2012, 02:36:34 AM Quote from: MagicalTux on August 09, 2012, 03:41:34 PMToday August 9th, at 22:10 JST, a serious glitch on MtGox caused all ask orders to be flushed from the system. It is now 00:40 JST at the time of this writing.As the cause was not determined immediately, the MtGox trading engine was halted and an investigation in the situation initiated. We found that this issue was due to a glitch linked to a new feature. A fix has been placed and failsafes have been installed to make sure such an event will not occur again.We have determined that this issue was caused by a bug in the trading engine due to a new feature planned for release in September. While this new feature should not have any impact on trades not using it, a specific set of conditions could trigger this feature in a way that should not happen, which in turn caused the trade engine to believe that the order matched in the order book was actually invalid and should be removed.Because of this, all the open ask orders were flushed out of the system, and one trade executed as an overly high amount (this trade was later cancelled).The bug has been identified and the issue has been solved. We will also make sure to create unit test capable to reproduce cases such as the conditions required for this bug to happen.To trigger this bug the following conditions had to be met:Place a market order in currency other than USD to buy bitcoins for a larger amount that can be affordedHave a very low balance of that currencyHave configured to take fee for bitcoin purchase from currency and not BTCDo not have the order to complete in a single match (ie. cause more than one trade)The issue has been resolved, and different kinds of failsafes have been added to ensure an order can not cause a large part of the order book to vanish.Due to the fact that the latest backup could possibly include asks that were cancelled by users, we have not restored the order book from backups. Users are invited to place sell orders again.Please contact our support team should you have any question.Mark Karpeles, MtGox Co. Ltd. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: hannesnaude on August 28, 2012, 05:59:42 AM Quote from: Phinnaeus Gage on August 28, 2012, 02:36:34 AMQuote from: MagicalTux on August 09, 2012, 03:41:34 PMWe have determined that this issue was caused by a bug in the trading engine due to a new feature planned for release in September.Good catch. Dark pool trading then? Iceberg orders and the like. That fits the bill and should certainly contribute to stability. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: hannesnaude on August 28, 2012, 11:36:55 AM Nope. Cause it doesn't fit with this :Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. Unless Charlie is screwing with us. ???. This is driving me crazy. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: labestiol on August 28, 2012, 11:43:14 AM Margin trading ?Anyway not sure it's what Gavin was talking about, MtGox != Bitcoin Project Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 28, 2012, 12:53:43 PM Quote from: labestiol on August 28, 2012, 11:43:14 AMMargin trading ?Anyway not sure it's what Gavin was talking about, MtGox != Bitcoin Project+1This has to be something legal related Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on August 28, 2012, 01:23:51 PM Quote from: unclescrooge on August 28, 2012, 12:53:43 PMQuote from: labestiol on August 28, 2012, 11:43:14 AMMargin trading ?Anyway not sure it's what Gavin was talking about, MtGox != Bitcoin Project+1This has to be something legal relatedBitcoin will be traded on forex? ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 28, 2012, 01:27:40 PM Quote from: waspoza on August 28, 2012, 01:23:51 PMQuote from: unclescrooge on August 28, 2012, 12:53:43 PMQuote from: labestiol on August 28, 2012, 11:43:14 AMMargin trading ?Anyway not sure it's what Gavin was talking about, MtGox != Bitcoin Project+1This has to be something legal relatedBitcoin will be traded on forex? ;DOh yeah :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on August 28, 2012, 01:46:45 PM Something tells me that the US gov would not endorse this.Perhaps another government? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: malevolent on August 28, 2012, 01:50:40 PM Why so much secrecy and not announce this enigmatic 'project' straight away? 8) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on August 28, 2012, 01:54:45 PM Quote from: ErebusBat on August 28, 2012, 01:46:45 PMSomething tells me that the US gov would not endorse this.Perhaps another government?Bitcoin will be legal tender in the Principality of Sealand. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: omri on August 28, 2012, 07:38:13 PM The beta stage is over. Release 1.0 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 28, 2012, 08:49:20 PM I think someone stated that someone here was pretty close with his guess.I won't read it up, actually I don't want to know it before it gets announced.I will rather follow all your guesses.When I get a present, I hold it in my hands, shake it a bit, value its weight and all that stuff. If I wanted to know what's inside, I would just open it up right away. :-)Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on August 28, 2012, 09:05:25 PM Quote from: Ente on August 28, 2012, 08:49:20 PMI think someone stated that someone here was pretty close with his guess.I won't read it up, actually I don't want to know it before it gets announced.I will rather follow all your guesses.When I get a present, I hold it in my hands, shake it a bit, value its weight and all that stuff. If I wanted to know what's inside, I would just open it up right away. :-)EnteJust like the Black Box experiments we've all done in high school.After penning the above, I just reminder how we did that. Each student put an item in a shoe box, taped it up, then painted it black. During class, each student was be given a random box, whereupon we were to figure out what's inside. You're not going to believe this, but I figured out mine. It was a key. Admittedly, I pretty sure I got lucky, but all the clues fit. Sounded metallic, small, etc. What I put inside my box was an old rubber mouse, hoping that some girl gets the box and once opened, she would scream. How that panned out eludes me, but I do remember the key, and stealing my little sister's mouse to place in the box.~Bruno~ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on August 29, 2012, 01:31:00 AM ISK will be pinned to Bitcoin in EVE and Dust 514 to DOMINATE the world of online gaming. =p Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kmettke on August 29, 2012, 01:42:24 AM well isn't bitinstant credit card coming... that might open the door for some real world merchant (little too big but catchy example would be Wal Mart... xD), who comes into btc business.... :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: knight22 on August 29, 2012, 03:33:17 AM Quote from: kmettke on August 29, 2012, 01:42:24 AMwell isn't bitinstant credit card coming... that might open the door for some real world merchant (little too big but catchy example would be Wal Mart... xD), who comes into btc business.... :)That will give a boost to bitcoin economy for sure. Not quite sure it will "stabilize" tough.BTW it is not a credit card but a prepaid card Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: thebaron on August 29, 2012, 08:19:14 AM http://www.ifex-project.org/ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on August 29, 2012, 07:22:04 PM Quote from: omri on August 28, 2012, 07:38:13 PM The beta stage is over. Release 1.0Nope.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=104173.0Version 0.7.0 release candidate 1 ready for testing28.August.2012, 21:02:26You're welcome. :-)Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: WikileaksDude on August 29, 2012, 07:40:58 PM Quote from: Ente on August 29, 2012, 07:22:04 PMQuote from: omri on August 28, 2012, 07:38:13 PM The beta stage is over. Release 1.0Nope.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=104173.0Version 0.7.0 release candidate 1 ready for testing28.August.2012, 21:02:26You're welcome. :-)EnteWe will still have to wait a long time before the beta stage is over.. at least another year.Also i have good hopes for september ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Technomage on August 29, 2012, 08:21:29 PM The 0.7 release very likely has nothing to do with this major announcement. The 0.7 release is an improvement but there is nothing there that I'd consider major, so let's just wait. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on August 30, 2012, 05:14:06 AM Yes, it was mentioned earlier but my favorite so far is Kim Dotcom (https://torrentfreak.com/new-megaupload-will-be-massive-global-network-to-change-the-world-120828/). Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: arklan on August 30, 2012, 11:51:26 AM Quote from: cbeast on August 29, 2012, 01:31:00 AMISK will be pinned to Bitcoin in EVE and Dust 514 to DOMINATE the world of online gaming. =poh god, my two passions merging. i'd be done for! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Morblias on August 30, 2012, 01:11:15 PM Quote from: giszmo on August 30, 2012, 05:14:06 AMYes, it was mentioned earlier but my favorite so far is Kim Dotcom (https://torrentfreak.com/new-megaupload-will-be-massive-global-network-to-change-the-world-120828/).Yep, I am hoping Dotcom accepts bitcoins for payments on his megabox service :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: impulse on August 30, 2012, 01:20:18 PM Has it been confirmed that Gavin wasn't referring to the BitInstant debit card? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Technomage on August 30, 2012, 01:34:53 PM Quote from: impulse on August 30, 2012, 01:20:18 PMHas it been confirmed that Gavin wasn't referring to the BitInstant debit card?Well, sort of. At least according to BitInstant CEO this September announcement has nothing to do with the debit card. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kmettke on August 30, 2012, 01:44:41 PM well i think there are only a few ways to bring stablization into the market.... my favorite: more money through a major investment or a major merchant accepting btc now. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 02:34:46 PM Quote from: kmettke on August 30, 2012, 01:44:41 PMwell i think there are only a few ways to bring stablization into the market.... my favorite: more money through a major investment or a major merchant accepting btc now.It would shoot the price to the moon instead of stabilize. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on August 30, 2012, 02:36:25 PM That's the idea, stabilise the price of bitcoin at 1000 usd/btc Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 02:36:58 PM Quote from: Morblias on August 30, 2012, 01:11:15 PMQuote from: giszmo on August 30, 2012, 05:14:06 AMYes, it was mentioned earlier but my favorite so far is Kim Dotcom (https://torrentfreak.com/new-megaupload-will-be-massive-global-network-to-change-the-world-120828/).Yep, I am hoping Dotcom accepts bitcoins for payments on his megabox service :)It would be even better if bitcoins would be the only method of payment. ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 05:47:41 PM Quote from: blablahblah on August 30, 2012, 04:58:10 PMQuote from: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 02:36:58 PMQuote from: Morblias on August 30, 2012, 01:11:15 PMQuote from: giszmo on August 30, 2012, 05:14:06 AMYes, it was mentioned earlier but my favorite so far is Kim Dotcom (https://torrentfreak.com/new-megaupload-will-be-massive-global-network-to-change-the-world-120828/).Yep, I am hoping Dotcom accepts bitcoins for payments on his megabox service :)It would be even better if bitcoins would be the only method of payment. ;DIt might have to be! Paypal, Visa and Mastercard are all out. Most international bank transactions seem to use US-based banks as intermediaries. What else is left?Just imagine panic buying frenzy caused by this. ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on August 30, 2012, 06:00:50 PM Quote from: blablahblah on August 30, 2012, 04:58:10 PMQuote from: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 02:36:58 PMQuote from: Morblias on August 30, 2012, 01:11:15 PMQuote from: giszmo on August 30, 2012, 05:14:06 AMYes, it was mentioned earlier but my favorite so far is Kim Dotcom (https://torrentfreak.com/new-megaupload-will-be-massive-global-network-to-change-the-world-120828/).Yep, I am hoping Dotcom accepts bitcoins for payments on his megabox service :)It would be even better if bitcoins would be the only method of payment. ;DIt might have to be! Paypal, Visa and Mastercard are all out. Most international bank transactions seem to use US-based banks as intermediaries. What else is left?Liberty Reserve maybe? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mila on August 30, 2012, 11:27:57 PM Quote from: Technomage on August 29, 2012, 08:21:29 PMThe 0.7 release very likely has nothing to do with this major announcement. The 0.7 release is an improvement but there is nothing there that I'd consider major, so let's just wait.I'd say adding a rule to the protocol is worth a major announcement. so when the rc days are over, prepare for blocks 2.0 (not enforced until vast majority upgrades) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 30, 2012, 11:33:02 PM Quote from: impulse on August 30, 2012, 01:20:18 PMHas it been confirmed that Gavin wasn't referring to the BitInstant debit card?This announcement is not the BitInstant debit card :)The September announcement is very exciting! -Charlie Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on August 30, 2012, 11:47:03 PM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 30, 2012, 11:33:02 PMQuote from: impulse on August 30, 2012, 01:20:18 PMHas it been confirmed that Gavin wasn't referring to the BitInstant debit card?This announcement is not the BitInstant debit card :)The September announcement is very exciting! -Charlie Spit it out, don't hold for yourself ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: thebaron on August 31, 2012, 01:20:59 AM Quote from: waspoza on August 30, 2012, 02:36:58 PMIt would be even better if bitcoins would be the only method of payment. ;DI don't see any other practical payment method he could take, TBH. Unless he plans to compete with BTC with his own cryptocurrency. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on August 31, 2012, 02:07:22 AM Will a major company adopt bitcoin? Google? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on August 31, 2012, 02:12:24 AM Quote from: jimbobway on August 31, 2012, 02:07:22 AMWill a major company adopt bitcoin? Google?Apples announcment is in september.... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: thebaron on August 31, 2012, 02:32:53 AM Quote from: ErebusBat on August 31, 2012, 02:12:24 AMQuote from: jimbobway on August 31, 2012, 02:07:22 AMWill a major company adopt bitcoin? Google?Apples announcment is in september....Both of those companies rely heavily on the current monetary system to exist. I doubt they want to stir the pot like that. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on August 31, 2012, 02:33:25 AM Quote from: thebaron on August 31, 2012, 02:32:53 AMQuote from: ErebusBat on August 31, 2012, 02:12:24 AMQuote from: jimbobway on August 31, 2012, 02:07:22 AMWill a major company adopt bitcoin? Google?Apples announcment is in september....Both of those companies rely heavily on the current monetary system to exist. I doubt they want to stir the pot like that. Unfortunatley I agree :( Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: SuperP on August 31, 2012, 02:38:52 AM I don't think Dotcom is THE announcement, but someone mentioned it, so I'll expand on why I think Dotcom is interested. Kim Dotcom did a similar scheme where he said he was saving a company from bankruptcy by investing a bunch, but he didn't, and instead sold his shares after the rumor caused the price to go up. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Dotcom#Insider_trading_and_embezzlement) I can see him wanting to do something like this to try and create another rise to gain similar rewards. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on August 31, 2012, 03:00:06 AM Quote from: SuperP on August 31, 2012, 02:38:52 AMI don't think Dotcom is THE announcement, but someone mentioned it, so I'll expand on why I think Dotcom is interested. Kim Dotcom did a similar scheme where he said he was saving a company from bankruptcy by investing a bunch, but he didn't, and instead sold his shares after the rumor caused the price to go up. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Dotcom#Insider_trading_and_embezzlement) I can see him wanting to do something like this to try and create another rise to gain similar rewards.My guts agree with you. Dotcom is not a nice and honest person. But I doubt he is invested in Bitcoin. That's not his shoe size.Edit: yet. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paulie_w on August 31, 2012, 04:00:23 AM do you really know that he's a nice and honest person? do you know him personally and well?i like his work, but come on.by the way just to throw needlessly obnoxious gasoline onto the fire of discussion, here's one for ya:THE PIRATE THING WAS A WAY FOR DOTCOM TO GET A TON OF BITCOINS OMG!!!!!!!!1111 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on August 31, 2012, 04:25:31 AM Re: The best new Bitcoin PROJECT from China! (Tablets and BITCOINS) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80531.msg892736#msg892736) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on August 31, 2012, 05:20:06 AM Quote from: paulie_w on August 31, 2012, 04:00:23 AMdo you really know that he's a nice and honest person? do you know him personally and well?I didn't say that but I guess it's a typo on your end. I don't know him personally, although a person I ultimately trust claims I have been at an event with him long before he was in the news. Said person says he's been an arrogant idiot causing trouble back then and arrogant is what I find his public statements, too, so SuperP's concern doesn't sound far fetched to me. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on August 31, 2012, 05:27:39 PM It is September in Bangkok.So...what is it? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: layyen on August 31, 2012, 05:28:22 PM reading every new in this issue, but, havent seen, or missed, which day of september ? 1st is tomorrow :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on August 31, 2012, 05:54:43 PM Quote from: Elwar on August 31, 2012, 05:27:39 PMIt is September in Bangkok.So...what is it?Quote from: layyen on August 31, 2012, 05:28:22 PMreading every new in this issue, but, havent seen, or missed, which day of september ? 1st is tomorrow :)Somebody's trying hard to be ignorant. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on August 31, 2012, 08:26:31 PM Quote from: giszmo on August 31, 2012, 05:54:43 PMQuote from: Elwar on August 31, 2012, 05:27:39 PMIt is September in Bangkok.So...what is it?Quote from: layyen on August 31, 2012, 05:28:22 PMreading every new in this issue, but, havent seen, or missed, which day of september ? 1st is tomorrow :)Somebody's trying hard to be ignorant.Yep, gizmo is.His grammar isn't great, but he's asking what day the announcement is supposed to happen. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on September 01, 2012, 01:50:24 AM Quote from: Elwar on August 31, 2012, 05:27:39 PMIt is September in Bangkok.So...what is it?http://www.old-picture.com/american-legacy/008/pictures/Watching-Clock-Man.jpg Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 01, 2012, 05:25:45 AM It is now September where I am.I don't understand how an open source project can hide major developments. I assume it isn't technical in nature. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 01, 2012, 06:37:19 AM Quote from: LightRider on September 01, 2012, 05:25:45 AMIt is now September where I am.I don't understand how an open source project can hide major developments. I assume it isn't technical in nature.I hope it is not directly related to code changes but even that would be ok. Each and everyone can fork the project if he doesn't like Gavin's style.I think, this whole thread is pointless as it is hype for nothing in the end or maybe Gavin had some private project going or heard something that might turn out as vapor ware. Looking at Gox tells me that the guys with the money don't seam to expect much. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 01, 2012, 06:49:16 AM Quote from: giszmo on September 01, 2012, 06:37:19 AMQuote from: LightRider on September 01, 2012, 05:25:45 AMIt is now September where I am.I don't understand how an open source project can hide major developments. I assume it isn't technical in nature.I hope it is not directly related to code changes but even that would be ok. Each and everyone can fork the project if he doesn't like Gavin's style.I think, this whole thread is pointless as it is hype for nothing in the end or maybe Gavin had some private project going or heard something that might turn out as vapor ware. Looking at Gox tells me that the guys with the money don't seam to expect much.+1such announcements are the way how establishment hunts attention in the world we know so far! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Sant001 on September 01, 2012, 08:44:23 PM So they've announced a new version 0.7.0 RC, is that what they were referring to? Or is it some particular feature of this release?https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=104173.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=104173.0) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 01, 2012, 09:00:12 PM I still think it's an Android tablet with adhoc bitcoin networking through wifi. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: impulse on September 01, 2012, 10:38:29 PM Quote from: cbeast on September 01, 2012, 09:00:12 PMI still think it's an Android tablet with adhoc bitcoin networking through wifi.That would be cool, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to any new "stability" Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 01, 2012, 10:44:17 PM Here is the annoucement:youtube.com/rickroll Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 02, 2012, 12:31:11 AM Quote from: impulse on September 01, 2012, 10:38:29 PMQuote from: cbeast on September 01, 2012, 09:00:12 PMI still think it's an Android tablet with adhoc bitcoin networking through wifi.That would be cool, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to any new "stability"Oh, so Google and Apple announced they just settled their argument and both launch this Bitcoin Mesh Network pre-installed on iPhone 5 and put it into the next Android version? I heard, Nokia is joining, too. No? It's just some toy project of somebody who tried it on his custom board and it worked? For a mesh network you need saturation and this would really only work if my completely utopian scenario #1 came true. If "only" android did it, it would take twice as long to saturate any area in the world with bitcoin connectivity over wifi. If you would patch all existing Android Bitcoin clients to have a service that burns your battery to provide this functionality, you would never ever ever reach saturation in downtown New York.Edit: Maybe it would be sufficient for the BitPay cubicle ;) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 02, 2012, 01:05:38 AM Quote from: giszmo on September 02, 2012, 12:31:11 AMQuote from: impulse on September 01, 2012, 10:38:29 PMQuote from: cbeast on September 01, 2012, 09:00:12 PMI still think it's an Android tablet with adhoc bitcoin networking through wifi.That would be cool, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to any new "stability"Oh, so Google and Apple announced they just settled their argument and both launch this Bitcoin Mesh Network pre-installed on iPhone 5 and put it into the next Android version? I heard, Nokia is joining, too. No? It's just some toy project of somebody who tried it on his custom board and it worked? For a mesh network you need saturation and this would really only work if my completely utopian scenario #1 came true. If "only" android did it, it would take twice as long to saturate any area in the world with bitcoin connectivity over wifi. If you would patch all existing Android Bitcoin clients to have a service that burns your battery to provide this functionality, you would never ever ever reach saturation in downtown New York.Edit: Maybe it would be sufficient for the BitPay cubicle ;)I was referring to the Pandora's Box (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80531.msg891244#msg891244) project Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: DutchBrat on September 02, 2012, 02:35:28 AM I think I found the major announcement:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=105100.0 :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 02, 2012, 05:05:30 AM Quote from: DutchBrat on September 02, 2012, 02:35:28 AMI think I found the major announcement:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=105100.0 :)Why is that noteworthy? Bitcoin community's women quota increased by 33%? More equality = more stability? Hmm … makes sense to me. Title: Just Guessing- Post by: mobile4ever on September 03, 2012, 03:08:15 AM I now think it is the Bitinstant card. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bytedisorder on September 03, 2012, 05:38:35 AM A debit card allowing for broader use will create more recognition form the general public, that is for sure. Title: Re: Just Guessing- Post by: knight22 on September 03, 2012, 03:44:56 PM Quote from: mobile4ever on September 03, 2012, 03:08:15 AMI now think it is the Bitinstant card. No - Bitinstant confirms it is not.http://codinginmysleep.com/bitcoin-mastercard-followup-interview-with-charlie-shrem/#comment-2690 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PM Wow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 04:50:12 PM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Hmm, I trust you guys, allot, but you statements about an alleged announcement, about the whole project, that you know about and the whole community doesn't have a clue, is rather suspicious for me. So you better say it out loud or STFU Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: MatthewLM on September 03, 2012, 05:04:19 PM I don't understand what the wait is for. Is there some special event for it or something? Doesn't make much sense to me personally. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 03, 2012, 05:06:38 PM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. bitcoinwireless? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: finkleshnorts on September 03, 2012, 05:43:51 PM The earlier hints in this thread pointed towards something government-related. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on September 03, 2012, 05:57:09 PM Quote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMYou'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...Me too. "Absorbing" bitcoins would be the same as the Borg in the Star Trek series. :) Assimilated. But.. I could be wrong. Its quite the suspense story. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 06:49:02 PM Quote from: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 04:50:12 PMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Hmm, I trust you guys, allot, but you statements about an alleged announcement, about the whole project, that you know about and the whole community doesn't have a clue, is rather suspicious for me. So you better say it out loud or STFUYou are 100% right. I'm not to familiar with the matter, but all I know is Gavin should not have leaked that. I'm no one to talk, since my last leak cause massive worldwide panic. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 07:15:37 PM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 06:49:02 PMQuote from: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 04:50:12 PMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Hmm, I trust you guys, allot, but you statements about an alleged announcement, about the whole project, that you know about and the whole community doesn't have a clue, is rather suspicious for me. So you better say it out loud or STFUYou are 100% right. I'm not to familiar with the matter, but all I know is Gavin should not have leaked that. I'm no one to talk, since my last leak cause massive worldwide panic. Great, now that is a proper answer Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 03, 2012, 09:45:11 PM Nothing creates stability like a giant surprise. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 03, 2012, 10:00:59 PM Quote from: LightRider on September 03, 2012, 09:45:11 PMNothing creates stability like a giant surprise.… well, if the surprise is indefinite vapor ware, it can keep people entertained. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: marcus_of_augustus on September 03, 2012, 11:23:07 PM Saxobank offering BTC accounts? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on September 03, 2012, 11:24:08 PM Pirate is goInc to pay back??!!? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 04, 2012, 12:18:49 AM Quote from: marcus_of_augustus on September 03, 2012, 11:23:07 PMSaxobank offering BTC accounts??? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paulie_w on September 04, 2012, 12:33:17 AM dubious! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bg002h on September 04, 2012, 12:48:23 AM Quote from: LightRider on September 03, 2012, 09:45:11 PMNothing creates stability like a giant surprise.+1I am looking forward to the announcement. A little misstep here and there is fine by me...since when did we come to expect our revolutions to run smoothly? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on September 04, 2012, 01:06:18 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 06:49:02 PMQuote from: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 04:50:12 PMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Hmm, I trust you guys, allot, but you statements about an alleged announcement, about the whole project, that you know about and the whole community doesn't have a clue, is rather suspicious for me. So you better say it out loud or STFUYou are 100% right. I'm not to familiar with the matter, but all I know is Gavin should not have leaked that. I'm no one to talk, since my last leak cause massive worldwide panic. So you tried to teach the entire community a lesson at the expense of your own credibility?I dont know whether I should be amazed or sorry for ya. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 04, 2012, 01:12:16 AM Quote from: Spekulatius on September 04, 2012, 01:06:18 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 06:49:02 PMQuote from: paraipan on September 03, 2012, 04:50:12 PMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 03, 2012, 04:39:06 PMWow is this thread still going on? Someone in the first 10 pages got really closeAnyways, we are not long until the announcement. Hmm, I trust you guys, allot, but you statements about an alleged announcement, about the whole project, that you know about and the whole community doesn't have a clue, is rather suspicious for me. So you better say it out loud or STFUYou are 100% right. I'm not to familiar with the matter, but all I know is Gavin should not have leaked that. I'm no one to talk, since my last leak cause massive worldwide panic. So you tried to teach the entire community a lesson at the expense of your own credibility?I dont know whether I should be amazed or sorry for ya.That's the crazy thing about this game. Nobody knows what's gonna happen next! How do you know when to announce something when the industry in general announces sometimes more than a year in advance and then keeps pushing back release dates? Things seem to be moving slow, but really they are developing pretty fast. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: repentance on September 04, 2012, 01:48:25 AM Quote from: MatthewLM on September 03, 2012, 05:04:19 PMI don't understand what the wait is for. Is there some special event for it or something? Doesn't make much sense to me personally.Hopefully they're not going to planning to announce it at the London Conference. The devs specifically chose to disconnect the forums from the Bitcoin Project in an attempt to keep the Project itself neutral and professional. They can't maintain any appearance of neutrality if they make major announcements at an event being organised by shonky operators whose behaviour calls Bitcoin into disrepute. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ObviousSock on September 04, 2012, 01:52:30 AM Quote from: repentance on September 04, 2012, 01:48:25 AMQuote from: MatthewLM on September 03, 2012, 05:04:19 PMI don't understand what the wait is for. Is there some special event for it or something? Doesn't make much sense to me personally.Hopefully they're not going to planning to announce it at the London Conference. The devs specifically chose to disconnect the forums from the Bitcoin Project in an attempt to keep the Project itself neutral and professional. They can't maintain any appearance of neutrality if they make major announcements at an event being organised by shonky operators whose behaviour calls Bitcoin into disrepute.Isn't Genjix putting on the london conference?You are right, that would be very bad. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 04, 2012, 01:56:37 AM Quote from: repentance on September 04, 2012, 01:48:25 AMQuote from: MatthewLM on September 03, 2012, 05:04:19 PMI don't understand what the wait is for. Is there some special event for it or something? Doesn't make much sense to me personally.Hopefully they're not going to planning to announce it at the London Conference. The devs specifically chose to disconnect the forums from the Bitcoin Project in an attempt to keep the Project itself neutral and professional. They can't maintain any appearance of neutrality if they make major announcements at an event being organised by shonky operators whose behaviour calls Bitcoin into disrepute.No. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 04, 2012, 01:57:05 AM September annoucement:Bitcoin IPO! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ErebusBat on September 04, 2012, 01:57:33 AM Quote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on September 04, 2012, 01:56:37 AMQuote from: repentance on September 04, 2012, 01:48:25 AMQuote from: MatthewLM on September 03, 2012, 05:04:19 PMI don't understand what the wait is for. Is there some special event for it or something? Doesn't make much sense to me personally.Hopefully they're not going to planning to announce it at the London Conference. The devs specifically chose to disconnect the forums from the Bitcoin Project in an attempt to keep the Project itself neutral and professional. They can't maintain any appearance of neutrality if they make major announcements at an event being organised by shonky operators whose behaviour calls Bitcoin into disrepute.No. SO do you know what it is then Charlie? I though you said you didn't, but you are acting like you do? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drakahn on September 04, 2012, 02:04:57 AM Its already been leaked before lol, I pointed that out pages ago Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: paraipan on September 04, 2012, 02:17:48 AM Quote from: drakahn on September 04, 2012, 02:04:57 AMIts already been leaked before lol, I pointed that out pages agoYou mean this?Quote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 02:21:08 AMQuote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:24:24 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 01:20:41 AMQuote from: Yankee (BitInstant) on August 17, 2012, 01:08:09 AMI'm not gonna say what the announcement is....but I will say that you are all wrong and no one is even close lol (Well...some of you were kinda close)-Charlie You mentioned something once before I think, about a surprise that will change what people think the government thinks of bitcoins... so I'll guess its some sort of basis for bitcoin being protected legally Ok, I take it back. Your the closest. Nuff said, Im gonna get shot for saying this much. You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...... I assume it'd just be "Bitcoins are seen as X" and from then on Bitcoins would have the existing laws of XIt would be great Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: freetx on September 04, 2012, 04:18:47 AM Quote from: drakahn on September 04, 2012, 02:04:57 AMIts already been leaked before lol, I pointed that out pages agoI certainly hope its not something like: Govt X will recognize BTC as a currency. If that happens, its game over..... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: HorseRider on September 04, 2012, 05:22:15 AM the bitcoin will be build into linux? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Bitcoin Oz on September 04, 2012, 06:02:35 AM Its possibly related to Gavin visiting the CIA. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: enmaku on September 04, 2012, 06:15:15 AM Quote from: drakahn on September 04, 2012, 02:04:57 AMIts already been leaked before lol, I pointed that out pages agoI got the chance to ask Charlie in person (http://codinginmysleep.com/bitcoin-mastercard-followup-interview-with-charlie-shrem/) and all I could get from him was:QuoteMe: So a little while ago, Gavin said that there was a big announcement coming up in September. Any chance this is it?Charlie: No, this is not it. What he's announcing is an announcement, not... Well, I don't wanna say any more.Me: Fair enough, didn't expect you to go on-record with it if you knew.Charlie: No, he would kill me if I said anything. He was just here recently. He would kill me. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: repentance on September 04, 2012, 06:30:02 AM Why the delay in making the announcement if whatever it's about is already certain (and if it's not certain, the why hype it up with a pre-announcement)? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: triox on September 04, 2012, 07:04:57 AM Quote from: enmaku on September 04, 2012, 06:15:15 AMCharlie: No, this is not it. What he's announcing is an announcement, not... Well, I don't wanna say any more.Your question was in relation to the Bitinstant Card. Charlie's answer would indicate to me that the announcement is not about any product, service or feature, but is more 'meta' - something about the Project itself. Perhaps they secured some funding and are changing the structuring of the Project (Foundation? INC?). Maybe a reveal of Satoshi's identity (huge mistake IMO). Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on September 04, 2012, 08:07:20 AM Can we at least have the date of the announcement? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Technomage on September 04, 2012, 08:31:40 AM Quote from: unclescrooge on September 04, 2012, 08:07:20 AMCan we at least have the date of the announcement?+1It's frustrating to be so out of the loop in a community based open source project. Giving us the date would help alleviate the situation. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dishwara on September 04, 2012, 10:04:54 AM Major announcement will be "Bitcoin is scam"?The scamming by pirateat40 & now the diablo GLBSE problem forces to think that everything is scam Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: HostFat on September 04, 2012, 10:09:38 AM I would like that the announcement is that Ryanair is starting to accept them, it would be really cool :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: labestiol on September 04, 2012, 10:15:44 AM Quote from: dishwara on September 04, 2012, 10:04:54 AMMajor announcement will be "Bitcoin is scam"?The scamming by pirateat40 & now the diablo GLBSE problem forces to think that everything is scamhttp://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/24996449.jpg Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Giulio Prisco on September 04, 2012, 10:39:39 AM A great announcement would be that McDonalds will accept BTC worldwide. I cannot imagine anything more disruptive than allowing everyone on the planet to buy food with BTC earned by doing microtasks online. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: interlagos on September 04, 2012, 12:46:48 PM Quote from: paraipan on September 04, 2012, 02:17:48 AMQuote from: drakahn on August 17, 2012, 02:21:08 AMQuote from: bg002h on August 17, 2012, 02:16:51 AM...You'd think a government would announce something like that. And any change in the law would require an act of congress or the supreme court...I doubt Uncle Sam is ever going to be happy about Bitcoin unless they can control it. Will we see a fork for UncleSamCoins? I doubt that too. Is Uncle Sam gonna allow banks to hold Bitcoin as currency for meeting reserve requirements? I doubt it. But now I really am curious...... I assume it'd just be "Bitcoins are seen as X" and from then on Bitcoins would have the existing laws of XIt would be greatI'm not sure that recognizing bitcoins as X is such a great idea. One of the strong points of Bitcoin is that bitcoins themselves don't actually exist! All that does exist is a transaction record (cryptographically signed message) that says address A now owns Y bitcoins, but it doesn't say what they are or where they are stored.That's why it was deemed hard to put Bitcoin into any existing legal framework and thus put pressure on it.It would be interesting to see how bitcoins are defined from legal point of view. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 04, 2012, 03:27:17 PM Quote from: Holliday on September 04, 2012, 02:42:55 PMQuote from: Giulio Prisco on September 04, 2012, 10:39:39 AMA great announcement would be that McDonalds will accept BTC worldwide. I cannot imagine anything more disruptive than allowing everyone on the planet to buy food with BTC earned by doing microtasks online.McDonalds sells food?McFlurries should be on Silk Road. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ildubbioso on September 04, 2012, 03:34:19 PM is this one? :-\ I hope not (US State Representative adopts Bitcoin donation system): http://www.finextra.com/news/Fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=24030 (http://www.finextra.com/news/Fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=24030) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: thebaron on September 04, 2012, 03:35:24 PM Quote from: cbeast on September 04, 2012, 03:27:17 PMQuote from: Holliday on September 04, 2012, 02:42:55 PMQuote from: Giulio Prisco on September 04, 2012, 10:39:39 AMA great announcement would be that McDonalds will accept BTC worldwide. I cannot imagine anything more disruptive than allowing everyone on the planet to buy food with BTC earned by doing microtasks online.McDonalds sells food?McFlurries should be on Silk Road.Rolls instead of Rolo's? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: deeplink on September 04, 2012, 03:39:07 PM Quote from: ildubbioso on September 04, 2012, 03:34:19 PMis this one? :-\ I hope not (US State Representative adopts Bitcoin donation system): http://www.finextra.com/news/Fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=24030 (http://www.finextra.com/news/Fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=24030)No, as this is already very old news:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99968.0 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Portnoy on September 04, 2012, 03:59:18 PM Quote from: Holliday on September 04, 2012, 02:42:55 PMQuote from: Giulio Prisco on September 04, 2012, 10:39:39 AMA great announcement would be that McDonalds will accept BTC worldwide. I cannot imagine anything more disruptive than allowing everyone on the planet to buy food with BTC earned by doing microtasks online.McDonalds sells food?LOL Exactly the thought that came to my mind. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 04, 2012, 04:42:49 PM Quote from: unclescrooge on September 04, 2012, 08:07:20 AMCan we at least have the date of the announcement?The announcement will be made some time between September 4th and September 30th. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: timeshareafrica on September 04, 2012, 04:50:54 PM Well it is September now, I think it was the launching of the Bitcoin Mastercard. David Perry :o: First off, sorry about letting the cat out of the bag. I didn't realize at the time how far from ready you were to release this news.Charlie: No, it's OK, things turned out well. We really didn't want to release any information, the whole thing was my fault. I was super-excited because we'd just gotten the banks' approval and I wanted to tell people Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 05, 2012, 06:07:27 AM Quote from: repentance on September 05, 2012, 05:58:53 AMQuoteAn anonymous individual or group is alleging that they have gained "all available 1040 tax forms" of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by accessing computers in the Franklin office of the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.Quote"All major news media outlets are going to be sent an encrypted copy of the most recent tax years that your company had on file since you did not have them all in a convenient electronic form. The years before 2010 will be of great interest to many. If the parties interested do not want the encrypted key released to the public to unlock these documents on September 28 of this year then payment will be necessary.The deal is quite simple. Convert$1,000,000 USD to Bitcoins (Google if if you need a lesson on what Bitcoin is) using the various markets available out in the world for buying. Transfer the Bitcoins gathered to the Bitcoin address listed below. It does not matter if small amounts or one large amount is transferred, as long as the final value of the Bitcoins is equal to $1,000,000 USD at the time when it is finished. The keys to unlock the data will be purged and what ever is inside the documents will remain a secret forever.http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/anonymous-group-allegedly-hacked-romney-tax-records-franklin-firmWhile the claim of possessing Romney's tax records may well be bullshit, I'm guessing that any extortion threat towards a Presidential candidate is going to attract serious investigation - including an attempt to identify the owner of the Bitcoin address in question.This could get interesting.The September surprise! Gavin has some 'splaining to do. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: repentance on September 05, 2012, 09:19:38 AM Quote from: Giulio Prisco on September 04, 2012, 10:39:39 AMA great announcement would be that McDonalds will accept BTC worldwide. I cannot imagine anything more disruptive than allowing everyone on the planet to buy food with BTC earned by doing microtasks online.Unless McDonalds has paid$25 million for the privilege of using Bitcoin and Bitcoin has secured over $200 million dollars in venture capital, that would be a bit of a "day late and a dollar short" announcement compared to Starbucks accepting Square. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AM Quote from: Technomage on September 04, 2012, 08:31:40 AMQuote from: unclescrooge on September 04, 2012, 08:07:20 AMCan we at least have the date of the announcement?+1It's frustrating to be so out of the loop in a community based open source project. Giving us the date would help alleviate the situation.this. this situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on September 05, 2012, 05:54:55 PM Quote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMQuote from: Technomage on September 04, 2012, 08:31:40 AMQuote from: unclescrooge on September 04, 2012, 08:07:20 AMCan we at least have the date of the announcement?+1It's frustrating to be so out of the loop in a community based open source project. Giving us the date would help alleviate the situation.this. this situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.This guy:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1159450#msg1159450Said that the 30th will be the last day for the announcement. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gavin Andresen on September 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PM Quote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMthis situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.You're missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen-- find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it. Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on September 05, 2012, 06:06:01 PM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PMQuote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMthis situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.You're missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen-- find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it. Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?He wants the key used to send messages to the Satoshi client. ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: drrussellshane on September 05, 2012, 06:09:01 PM Quote from: dissipate on September 05, 2012, 06:06:01 PMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PMQuote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMthis situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.You're missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen-- find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it. Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?He wants the key used to send messages to the Satoshi client. ;DIf the CIA has a copy, we all should. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: marcus_of_augustus on September 05, 2012, 11:43:38 PM Quote from: dissipate on September 05, 2012, 06:06:01 PMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PMQuote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMthis situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.You're missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen-- find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it. Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?He wants the key used to send messages to the Satoshi client. ;DNB : I'd like a copy also .... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: foo on September 06, 2012, 12:21:37 AM Quote from: mobile4ever on September 05, 2012, 05:54:55 PMThis guy:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1159450#msg1159450Said that the 30th will be the last day for the announcement. That was an obvious joke. ::) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kentrolla on September 06, 2012, 01:17:22 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PMQuote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMthis situation makes bitcoin seem like it's run by a group of people with inside info. decentralized my ass. this makes me feel left out.You're missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen-- find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it. Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?Yes, I'm basically waiting for an invitation. I do have a lot of ideas, but I don't have the money or the connections to put them to use. I just don't understand the point of withholding information from the community that affects all of us. I don't think there should ever be "inside information" in an open source project. Idk, maybe my opinion will change after the announcement and it will be obvious why it had to be kept secret. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gavin Andresen on September 06, 2012, 02:42:05 AM Quote from: kentrolla on September 06, 2012, 01:17:22 AMIdk, maybe my opinion will change after the announcement and it will be obvious why it had to be kept secret. "Hey, I've got this fantastic idea!""Really! Tell me all about it!""We're going to blah blah blah.""Uhh... did you talk to a lawyer about that? That might be illegal.""Uhh... really? no.""And where will you get the money to do it?""Uhhh... haven't figured that out yet.""And if I want to participate, what should I do?""Uhh... I dunno, we don't really have a process for that yet..."I made the mistake of asking a reporter when her deadline was, because if it was far enough away I could tell her about the neat idea. I should have kept my mouth shut or sworn her to secrecy.Announcing a half-baked idea is counterproductive; you'll just get a gazillion questions that you can't answer, or, even worse, people will assume they know the answers and then be disappointed when it turns out the idea they thought they heard you describe isn't the same idea they thought they heard.Announcing a fully-baked idea and then modifying it based on what everybody thinks and how it works out in practice is the right way to do things, in my humble opinion. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: marcus_of_augustus on September 06, 2012, 02:53:11 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 06, 2012, 02:42:05 AMQuote from: kentrolla on September 06, 2012, 01:17:22 AMIdk, maybe my opinion will change after the announcement and it will be obvious why it had to be kept secret. "Hey, I've got this fantastic idea!""Really! Tell me all about it!""We're going to blah blah blah.""Uhh... did you talk to a lawyer about that? That might be illegal.""Uhh... really? no.""And where will you get the money to do it?""Uhhh... haven't figured that out yet.""And if I want to participate, what should I do?""Uhh... I dunno, we don't really have a process for that yet..."I made the mistake of asking a reporter when her deadline was, because if it was far enough away I could tell her about the neat idea. I should have kept my mouth shut or sworn her to secrecy.Announcing a half-baked idea is counterproductive; you'll just get a gazillion questions that you can't answer, or, even worse, people will assume they know the answers and then be disappointed when it turns out the idea they thought they heard you describe isn't the same idea they thought they heard.Announcing a fully-baked idea and then modifying it based on what everybody thinks and how it works out in practice is the right way to do things, in my humble opinion.Hmmm, this little dialogue could be consistent with maybe a P2P bitcoin exchange extension/mod for satoshi client .... gawd knows we could do with one.Keep talking ... ;) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: justusranvier on September 06, 2012, 03:02:08 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 06, 2012, 02:42:05 AMAnnouncing a half-baked idea is counterproductive; you'll just get a gazillion questions that you can't answer, or, even worse, people will assume they know the answers and then be disappointed when it turns out the idea they thought they heard you describe isn't the same idea they thought they heard.It's too late; that outcome was assured as soon as it became known that an idea was baking at all.Quote from: marcus_of_augustus on September 06, 2012, 02:53:11 AMHmmm, this little dialogue could be consistent with maybe a P2P bitcoin exchange extension/mod for satoshi client .... gawd knows we could do with one.Keep talking ... ;) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Severian on September 06, 2012, 03:07:36 AM Quote from: mobile4ever on September 05, 2012, 05:54:55 PMQuote from: kentrolla on September 05, 2012, 09:30:52 AMQuote from: Technomage on September 04, 2012, 08:31:40 AMThis guy:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1159450#msg1159450Said that the 30th will be the last day for the announcement. I think the announcement is a new Bitcoin t-shirt logo. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 06, 2012, 05:24:05 AM Quote from: marcus_of_augustus on September 06, 2012, 02:53:11 AMHmmm, this little dialogue could be consistent with maybe a P2P bitcoin exchange extension/mod for satoshi client .... gawd knows we could do with one.Keep talking ... ;)Is this a brand new project perhaps? Based on bitcoin? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: tpantlik on September 06, 2012, 07:21:48 AM My tip is public organisation funded to protect and support Bitcoin, its developers and users. (NOT like FinCEN, something like EFF.org. But, wait... BitCEN :P) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: FreeMoney on September 06, 2012, 07:30:36 AM Quote from: tpantlik on September 06, 2012, 07:21:48 AMMy tip is public organisation funded to protect and support Bitcoin, its developers and users. (NOT like FinCEN, something like EFF.org. But, wait... BitCEN :P)You mean they'll accept bitcoin for a while and then decide it's too risky because of vague conflict of interest issues and dump them? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: herzmeister on September 06, 2012, 09:32:12 AM Yup, the announcement will probably be that they'll set up a legal organization that will act as an official contact and information center for everything Bitcoin related. Hence all these legal questions. It was already proposed a while ago actually."Bitcoin" has no phone number, that confuses the hell out of old world people. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: caveden on September 06, 2012, 09:54:33 AM Quote from: herzmeister on September 06, 2012, 09:32:12 AM"Bitcoin" has no phone number, that confuses the hell out of old world people.What's the phone number of "e-mail"? My parents manage to use it, though.I'm not sure I'd like to see some "legal organization" claiming to represent Bitcoin... well, let's see. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: JDBound on September 06, 2012, 12:34:34 PM Quote from: FreeMoney on September 06, 2012, 07:30:36 AMQuote from: tpantlik on September 06, 2012, 07:21:48 AMMy tip is public organisation funded to protect and support Bitcoin, its developers and users. (NOT like FinCEN, something like EFF.org. But, wait... BitCEN :P)You mean they'll accept bitcoin for a while and then decide it's too risky because of vague conflict of interest issues and dump them?Quote from: herzmeister on September 06, 2012, 09:32:12 AMYup, the announcement will probably be that they'll set up a legal organization that will act as an official contact and information center for everything Bitcoin related. Hence all these legal questions. It was already proposed a while ago actually."Bitcoin" has no phone number, that confuses the hell out of old world people.www.theclag.org (http://www.theclag.org) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: marcus_of_augustus on September 06, 2012, 12:35:09 PM QuoteYup, the announcement will probably be that they'll set up a legal organization that will act as an official contact and information center for everything Bitcoin related. Hence all these legal questions. It was already proposed a while ago actually."Bitcoin" has no phone number, that confuses the hell out of old world people.Lol ... "the Interweb tubes bit-money people don't have a phone number, they need to get one so we can call them and complain" ....Quite frankly, it shouldn't .... I don't know which part of "decentralised" people cannot understand. It is a democratic concept that goes back to the ancient Greeks. Putting one guy on a phone to answer bitcoin questions from old world people will just give a whole lot of people a biased view as to what it is .... get on-line a read about, that is where it lives, how hard is that? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 06, 2012, 04:46:28 PM Figured it out:"Hey, I've got this fantastic idea!""Really! Tell me all about it!""We're going to buy one of the islands of Greece and turn it into a libertarian country and use Bitcoin as the currency!""Uhh... did you talk to a lawyer about that? That might be illegal.""Uhh... really? no.""And where will you get the money to do it?""Uhhh... haven't figured that out yet.""And if I want to participate, what should I do?""Uhh... I dunno, we don't really have a process for that yet..."Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 06, 2012, 02:42:05 AMQuote from: kentrolla on September 06, 2012, 01:17:22 AMIdk, maybe my opinion will change after the announcement and it will be obvious why it had to be kept secret. "Hey, I've got this fantastic idea!""Really! Tell me all about it!""We're going to blah blah blah.""Uhh... did you talk to a lawyer about that? That might be illegal.""Uhh... really? no.""And where will you get the money to do it?""Uhhh... haven't figured that out yet.""And if I want to participate, what should I do?""Uhh... I dunno, we don't really have a process for that yet..."I made the mistake of asking a reporter when her deadline was, because if it was far enough away I could tell her about the neat idea. I should have kept my mouth shut or sworn her to secrecy.Announcing a half-baked idea is counterproductive; you'll just get a gazillion questions that you can't answer, or, even worse, people will assume they know the answers and then be disappointed when it turns out the idea they thought they heard you describe isn't the same idea they thought they heard.Announcing a fully-baked idea and then modifying it based on what everybody thinks and how it works out in practice is the right way to do things, in my humble opinion. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PM linking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id credentials to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PM Quote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past$100/BTC.  Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PM Quote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past $100/BTC. Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the$100 mark for stability? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on September 06, 2012, 09:02:53 PM Quote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past $100/BTC. Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the$100 mark for stability?Emphasis added ^There is no magical point at $100, but with roughly 10 million BTC out there,$100/BTC would mean $1 billion total (making some wildly inaccurate assumptions about being able to actually sell all the bitcoins for spot price). That's starting to be significant enough to be a little more stable. Definitely more stable than the measly$100 million we've been bouncing around near. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 09:19:03 PM Quote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 09:02:53 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past $100/BTC. Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the$100 mark for stability?Emphasis added ^There is no magical point at $100, but with roughly 10 million BTC out there,$100/BTC would mean $1 billion total (making some wildly inaccurate assumptions about being able to actually sell all the bitcoins for spot price). That's starting to be significant enough to be a little more stable. Definitely more stable than the measly$100 million we've been bouncing around near.I disagree. Even at $100/BTC, speculators would still be trying to figure out the 'true value' of BTC. Their idea of where that true value is could range from less than$100 to thousands of dollars per BTC. That is still a huge range for radical sentiment fluctuations. Plenty of room left for 'panic' buying and selling. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Morblias on September 06, 2012, 11:27:05 PM Quote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 09:19:03 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 09:02:53 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past $100/BTC. Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the$100 mark for stability?Emphasis added ^There is no magical point at $100, but with roughly 10 million BTC out there,$100/BTC would mean $1 billion total (making some wildly inaccurate assumptions about being able to actually sell all the bitcoins for spot price). That's starting to be significant enough to be a little more stable. Definitely more stable than the measly$100 million we've been bouncing around near.I disagree. Even at $100/BTC, speculators would still be trying to figure out the 'true value' of BTC. Their idea of where that true value is could range from less than$100 to thousands of dollars per BTC. That is still a huge range for radical sentiment fluctuations. Plenty of room left for 'panic' buying and selling.When at higher numbers, such as $100/BTC, going up/down a dollar or 2 isn't a big deal. But when you are at$11 and it drops to $9, that's big. Having it at higher amounts/BTC will cause it to be less volatile. I think that's how it works anyways. I'm no economist, just my opinion. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: benjamindees on September 06, 2012, 11:55:14 PM Okay, I'm ready to make my official guess:Bitcoin bonds (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=106298.0) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bullioner on September 06, 2012, 11:56:34 PM Quote from: jgarzik on August 21, 2012, 04:38:42 PMGiven that the exchange rate is free-floating (as it should be), changing the block reward from halving every 210,000 blocks to a constant 50 would probably not cause much difference at all.This is lacking context a bit. jgarzik: please could you clarify what you believe this wouldn't cause much difference to? Because if you're talking about the expected value of each coin, then you're worryingly and obviously wrong. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on September 07, 2012, 02:24:21 AM Quote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMwould save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. Its unlikely that Apple will let anything into their environment that they can not have control over. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on September 07, 2012, 12:48:37 PM Quote from: Morblias on September 06, 2012, 11:27:05 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 09:19:03 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 09:02:53 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past$100/BTC.  Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the $100 mark for stability?Emphasis added ^There is no magical point at$100, but with roughly 10 million BTC out there, $100/BTC would mean$1 billion total (making some wildly inaccurate assumptions about being able to actually sell all the bitcoins for spot price).  That's starting to be significant enough to be a little more stable.  Definitely more stable than the measly $100 million we've been bouncing around near.I disagree. Even at$100/BTC, speculators would still be trying to figure out the 'true value' of BTC. Their idea of where that true value is could range from less than $100 to thousands of dollars per BTC. That is still a huge range for radical sentiment fluctuations. Plenty of room left for 'panic' buying and selling.When at higher numbers, such as$100/BTC, going up/down a dollar or 2 isn't a big deal. But when you are at $11 and it drops to$9, that's big. Having it at higher amounts/BTC will cause it to be less volatile. I think that's how it works anyways. I'm no economist, just my opinion.I know of no reason to suspect that Bitcoin at $100/BTC would have greater or smaller percentage swings than it does at$11/BTC. If the price currently swings on average 8% per day ($.88) it will probably continue to swing at 8% per day ($8) at the higher price.What will reduce volatility is when a greater fraction of people use Bitcoin for buying and selling goods and services and a smaller fraction use Bitcoin for speculation.edit: Look at the price of gold. Is it particularly more stable at ~$1650 than it was at$400? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Bitcoin Oz on September 07, 2012, 12:50:21 PM I know! Mitt Romney is going to accept bitcoin for his campaign finance  :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: camem on September 07, 2012, 09:58:01 PM Quote from: mobile4ever on September 07, 2012, 02:24:21 AMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMwould save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. Its unlikely that Apple will let anything into their environment that they can not have control over.you mean like 3rd party market forces where they take a cut ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on September 08, 2012, 02:25:15 AM Quote from: JDBound on September 06, 2012, 12:34:34 PMQuote from: FreeMoney on September 06, 2012, 07:30:36 AMQuote from: tpantlik on September 06, 2012, 07:21:48 AMMy tip is public organisation funded to protect and support Bitcoin, its developers and users. (NOT like FinCEN, something like EFF.org. But, wait... BitCEN :P)You mean they'll accept bitcoin for a while and then decide it's too risky because of vague conflict of interest issues and dump them?Quote from: herzmeister on September 06, 2012, 09:32:12 AMYup, the announcement will probably be that they'll set up a legal organization that will act as an official contact and information center for everything Bitcoin related. Hence all these legal questions. It was already proposed a while ago actually."Bitcoin" has no phone number, that confuses the hell out of old world people.www.theclag.org (http://www.theclag.org)For some reason I trust Matthew: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76216.0 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on September 08, 2012, 02:31:42 AM Quote from: benjamindees on September 06, 2012, 11:55:14 PMOkay, I'm ready to make my official guess:Bitcoin bonds (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=106298.0)That did come to mind when talk of bonds started escalating after the Bitfloor hack. Perfect timing, if I may say so myself.~Bruno~ Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on September 08, 2012, 09:44:39 AM My guess is that its something about Bitcoin Foundation. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: benjamindees on September 08, 2012, 10:26:37 AM Quote from: Phinnaeus Gage on September 08, 2012, 02:31:42 AMQuote from: benjamindees on September 06, 2012, 11:55:14 PMOkay, I'm ready to make my official guess:Bitcoin bonds (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=106298.0)That did come to mind when talk of bonds started escalating after the Bitfloor hack. Perfect timing, if I may say so myself.~Bruno~I wasn't even aware of that.  I was thinking of Bitcoinica and pirate, actually. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: notme on September 09, 2012, 12:32:49 AM Quote from: Morblias on September 06, 2012, 11:27:05 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 09:19:03 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 09:02:53 PMQuote from: dissipate on September 06, 2012, 08:55:00 PMQuote from: notme on September 06, 2012, 08:53:42 PMQuote from: camem on September 06, 2012, 08:22:27 PMlinking an account to an apple id would scale**i have no idea whether gavin et al, almost certainly including the CIA, have done a deal with apple to include a bitcoin friendly keypair in every embedded secure element in the iphone 5 out next week, using the well established apple id as a credential to access the keypair to transfer funds or make purchases on the app store.**** no really i haven't, but wouldn't it be a good idea if they had. would save apple a buck or two in fees too. can't say it would add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term tho. There is absolutely nothing that could possibly add stability to the bitcoin price in the short term because stability won't happen until we get well past $100/BTC. Anything less is too small a market to be stable in an era of fiat money printing.How did you come up with the$100 mark for stability?Emphasis added ^There is no magical point at $100, but with roughly 10 million BTC out there,$100/BTC would mean $1 billion total (making some wildly inaccurate assumptions about being able to actually sell all the bitcoins for spot price). That's starting to be significant enough to be a little more stable. Definitely more stable than the measly$100 million we've been bouncing around near.I disagree. Even at $100/BTC, speculators would still be trying to figure out the 'true value' of BTC. Their idea of where that true value is could range from less than$100 to thousands of dollars per BTC. That is still a huge range for radical sentiment fluctuations. Plenty of room left for 'panic' buying and selling.When at higher numbers, such as $100/BTC, going up/down a dollar or 2 isn't a big deal. But when you are at$11 and it drops to $9, that's big. Having it at higher amounts/BTC will cause it to be less volatile. I think that's how it works anyways. I'm no economist, just my opinion.Right... higher price will be accompanied by much greater liquidity close to spot price in percentage terms. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 12, 2012, 06:51:52 PM Found it:http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2012/09/12/maybe-qe3-isnt-so-priced-in-survey-says/Bitcoin is going to be involved in QE3 with help from Gavin, the CIA and the Fed.Look for it tomorrow during the Fed meeting.They have run out of ways to pump more money into the market so they are looking to Bitcoin to fill the gaps.You heard it here first! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on September 12, 2012, 07:11:27 PM Quote from: Elwar on September 12, 2012, 06:51:52 PMFound it:http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2012/09/12/maybe-qe3-isnt-so-priced-in-survey-says/Bitcoin is going to be involved in QE3 with help from Gavin, the CIA and the Fed.Look for it tomorrow during the Fed meeting.They have run out of ways to pump more money into the market so they are looking to Bitcoin to fill the gaps.You heard it here first!..hmm..NO! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: World on September 12, 2012, 10:43:48 PM maybe this ;Drap news: next one is going to be about bitcoin! (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=107271.0/) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on September 12, 2012, 10:57:43 PM Quote from: World on September 12, 2012, 10:43:48 PMmaybe this ;Drap news: next one is going to be about bitcoin! (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=107271.0/)..lets see what Jenny's gotta say about this:http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30100000/Funny-Jennifer-Gifs-jennifer-lawrence-30146791-245-245.gif Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cypherdoc on September 13, 2012, 12:47:21 AM so the way this is going are we to expect this announcement will be made at the London Conf this weekend? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 14, 2012, 01:41:44 AM http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20120913a.htmSURPRISE! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 14, 2012, 02:00:23 AM Quote from: LightRider on September 14, 2012, 01:41:44 AMhttp://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20120913a.htmSURPRISE!What is this, a bailout? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: arklan on September 14, 2012, 02:02:24 AM the article i saw it in on Reuters called it a stimulus. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Severian on September 14, 2012, 02:06:39 AM The discount window from now:https://i.imgur.com/XaiUx.gif Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: marcus_of_augustus on September 14, 2012, 03:23:44 AM Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 14, 2012, 03:46:33 AM Could it be that the only way to tax the rich is to make their money (and every one else's) worthless? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Jutarul on September 14, 2012, 04:32:41 AM Quote from: cbeast on September 14, 2012, 03:46:33 AMCould it be that the only way to tax the rich is to make their money (and every one else's) worthless?Are you talking about the issue of tax evasion? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: bg002h on September 14, 2012, 04:49:37 AM Quote from: marcus_of_augustus on September 14, 2012, 03:23:44 AMLove that site. Hadn't seen that before. So, not much of an announcement to be made then? Didn't Gavin issue a somewhat deprecating post on the topic? Either way, these guys are the true revolutionaries here...the devs and the business folks...it's fun to watch. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: herzmeister on September 14, 2012, 07:18:34 AM Quote from: cbeast on September 14, 2012, 03:46:33 AMCould it be that the only way to tax the rich is to make their money (and every one else's) worthless?gah, the rich have other assets.at least we have more millionaires now. :-X Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kjj on September 14, 2012, 10:47:02 PM Quote from: stan.distortion on September 14, 2012, 11:49:59 AMMaybe it has something to do with this:http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/china-and-russia-are-ruthlessly-cutting-the-legs-out-from-under-the-u-s-dollar(Link first posted here:)https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=106017.msg1189842#msg1189842Except that this idiot thinks that people are holding dollars for trade. FOREX takes less than a second. If you want to make a major purchase, like a tanker full of oil, with dollars, but you don't have any, modern electronic currency trading allowed you to buy dollars and execute the trade in less time than it took to read this sentence. Hell, by the time you were done with that sentence, the guy that you bought your oil from turned his dollars into whatever it was that he really wanted too.Trade is not a "demand" on dollars that changes the price to any practical extent. Only holding dollars does that. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 14, 2012, 11:31:43 PM Have way through the month. Announcement...plz come soon!!! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on September 15, 2012, 11:40:00 AM Tick-tock... Tick-tock... :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: malevolent on September 15, 2012, 12:11:28 PM Is the announcement going to be made during the Bitcoin conference today/tomorrow? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PM Obviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Chang Hum on September 15, 2012, 12:33:56 PM I've checked the bitcoin2012 site and was surprised to see no mention of Gavin as a speaker I thought he'd be the one making the announcement. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 15, 2012, 01:03:01 PM Quote from: Chang Hum on September 15, 2012, 12:33:56 PMI've checked the bitcoin2012 site and was surprised to see no mention of Gavin as a speaker I thought he'd be the one making the announcement.Please let the devs have some peace and quiet. There won't be any cool surprises if we keep bugging them. :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Piper67 on September 15, 2012, 01:15:30 PM Quote from: Chang Hum on September 15, 2012, 12:33:56 PMI've checked the bitcoin2012 site and was surprised to see no mention of Gavin as a speaker I thought he'd be the one making the announcement.Nope, he announced the announcement, but not that he would be making it. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: unclescrooge on September 15, 2012, 01:48:43 PM Quote from: cbeast on September 14, 2012, 03:46:33 AMCould it be that the only way to tax the rich is to make their money (and every one else's) worthless?If you take a look at history, the very rich are the only one getting richer in an inflationnay economy. This (http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CCgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goldonomic.com%2FWhen%2520Money%2520Dies.pdf&ei=CodUUNfRMcTBhAfj4IHgDQ&usg=AFQjCNGA_VzSUVSJNjKhO4eLs3tJbKFbSg&sig2=BT_n3HUjzyad0Ab34rYNnQ) is a great read for example :)When your revenues are tied to physical/real assets, you don't care about the value of your money. Plus you also have the means to profit by speculating on exchange rates and evading your capital in others currencies. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PM Quote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PM Quote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 15, 2012, 02:29:35 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PMQuote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose.+1so much rumor in bitasia! ASIC, major announcement, Bitcoin credit card.the people needs facts not announcements! we are not playing christmas here! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 04:41:53 PM Quote from: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PMQuote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose.No. The idea is that rumors drive the price to a climax at the delivery date which is why you should sell slightly before the delivery date to maximize your profit. If the rumors were placed deliberately, this is what you call pump and dump which is very common among penny stocks and bitcoin (I see bitcoin as a very accessible penny stock in that sense). Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 15, 2012, 06:07:50 PM Quote from: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 04:41:53 PMQuote from: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PMQuote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose.No. The idea is that rumors drive the price to a climax at the delivery date which is why you should sell slightly before the delivery date to maximize your profit. If the rumors were placed deliberately, this is what you call pump and dump which is very common among penny stocks and bitcoin (I see bitcoin as a very accessible penny stock in that sense).Big difference between penny stock and bitcoin=$11.60 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 15, 2012, 06:15:51 PM I believe this will be the announcement:"HEY GAIZ LET'S ALL SELL BITCOINS AT THE SAME TIME. LIKE RIGHT NOW!" :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 07:40:30 PM Quote from: smoothie on September 15, 2012, 06:07:50 PMQuote from: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 04:41:53 PMQuote from: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PMQuote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose.No. The idea is that rumors drive the price to a climax at the delivery date which is why you should sell slightly before the delivery date to maximize your profit. If the rumors were placed deliberately, this is what you call pump and dump which is very common among penny stocks and bitcoin (I see bitcoin as a very accessible penny stock in that sense).Big difference between penny stock and bitcoin= $11.60Ok, I'm not into stocks but I watched some youtube videos on the subject. Some really care about the value of a single stock but I don't understand how this is of any relevance. For me a penny stock is something with a market cap low enough to be the play ball of single market participants. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 16, 2012, 05:46:37 AM Quote from: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 07:40:30 PMQuote from: smoothie on September 15, 2012, 06:07:50 PMQuote from: giszmo on September 15, 2012, 04:41:53 PMQuote from: barbarousrelic on September 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PMQuote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMQuote from: capsqrl on September 15, 2012, 12:27:04 PMObviously it will be announced at the conference, yes. Unfortunately, with all the built-up hype, it is almost guaranteed to be a major anti-climactic let-down.It's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.Unless the news is less exciting than the rumor, in which case you lose.No. The idea is that rumors drive the price to a climax at the delivery date which is why you should sell slightly before the delivery date to maximize your profit. If the rumors were placed deliberately, this is what you call pump and dump which is very common among penny stocks and bitcoin (I see bitcoin as a very accessible penny stock in that sense).Big difference between penny stock and bitcoin=$11.60Ok, I'm not into stocks but I watched some youtube videos on the subject. Some really care about the value of a single stock but I don't understand how this is of any relevance. For me a penny stock is something with a market cap low enough to be the play ball of single market participants.How low of a market cap? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 17, 2012, 04:42:33 PM The September announcement is related to this post:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 06, 2012, 02:28:06 AMI've said that I think the download-and-install-software-on-your-PC is a mostly-dead way of using software, and that the vast majority of people using Bitcoin in a year or three will be using it via a web application or on their smart phone. That's half of the reason why I don't think improving the UI is a high priority right now (the other half is because I think solving wallet security and backup issues is critical)....RE: funding development: funding open source software projects is tricky; if done poorly you end up with a couple of paid developers and lots of disappointed unpaid former contributors who decide "I'm not gonna work if I'm not gonna get paid."That said... stay tuned, and I'll say more when I can. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on September 17, 2012, 05:38:32 PM So, the conference is over, and nothing qualified as "major announcement"?..or are you all silent until you transferred all pension and kids college funds to the exchanges..? :-pEnte Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: davidspitzer on September 17, 2012, 05:42:02 PM It will be interesting to see what developments if any arise out of the meetings Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: crazy_rabbit on September 17, 2012, 06:04:38 PM Quote from: Ente on September 17, 2012, 05:38:32 PMSo, the conference is over, and nothing qualified as "major announcement"?..or are you all silent until you transferred all pension and kids college funds to the exchanges..? :-pEnteYep. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 17, 2012, 09:02:39 PM I'm actually very surprised to see the bitcoin rate still at 11.95. For me this means that people with money at hands did not follow these rumors at all and the price has more solid reasons than stupid speculation. Anybody who's taking this thread seriously should have sold yesterday. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: mobile4ever on September 17, 2012, 09:27:06 PM Quote from: LoweryCBS on September 15, 2012, 01:57:49 PMIt's the setup for a classic profit situation: Buy on Rumor, Sell on News.The same way wars are waged when the Major Media is in control by a few.  ↓↓Media : Look! There may be a boogie man!Public : Oh no, a boogie man!?Media : Yes, a boogie man!Public : pandemonium(Sorry.. back on topic ) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Chang Hum on September 17, 2012, 09:32:19 PM Quote from: giszmo on September 17, 2012, 09:02:39 PMI'm actually very surprised to see the bitcoin rate still at 11.95. For me this means that people with money at hands did not follow these rumors at all and the price has more solid reasons than stupid speculation. Anybody who's taking this thread seriously should have sold yesterday.Why do you say that when the news hasn't been released yet? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: World on September 17, 2012, 09:45:23 PM I think the next big thing for bitcoin blockchain is >"Smart Property" with Mike Hearn + Distributed bond markets client "Pybond" with Jeff Garzik Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 17, 2012, 10:10:00 PM Quote from: Chang Hum on September 17, 2012, 09:32:19 PMQuote from: giszmo on September 17, 2012, 09:02:39 PMI'm actually very surprised to see the bitcoin rate still at 11.95. For me this means that people with money at hands did not follow these rumors at all and the price has more solid reasons than stupid speculation. Anybody who's taking this thread seriously should have sold yesterday.Why do you say that when the news hasn't been released yet?Because to me it seams there is no big news everybody is waiting for. Just a pump by people that claimed to have talked to Gavin. I would expect to see some dump the more it comes clear there is no miraculous Amazon accepting Bitcoin out of the blue news. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on September 17, 2012, 11:58:07 PM Quote from: ribuck on September 17, 2012, 06:32:07 PMMaybe the "major announcement" will end up being Jeff's work on speeding up the initial download of the block chain.Appreciate the thought but (a) I.B.D. speed-up was the work of many people, not just me, and (b) it has already been stated in this thread (or linked to, I forget) that the announce is not some technical software feature found in the Satoshi reference client. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 18, 2012, 12:07:57 AM Quote from: jgarzik on September 17, 2012, 11:58:07 PMQuote from: ribuck on September 17, 2012, 06:32:07 PMMaybe the "major announcement" will end up being Jeff's work on speeding up the initial download of the block chain.Appreciate the thought but (a) I.B.D. speed-up was the work of many people, not just me, and (b) it has already been stated in this thread (or linked to, I forget) that the announce is not some technical software feature found in the Satoshi reference client.Maybe "major announcement" will be jgarzik's pybond merging with bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on September 18, 2012, 12:58:02 AM Quote from: jimbobway on September 18, 2012, 12:07:57 AMMaybe "major announcement" will be jgarzik's pybond merging with bitcoin.That will always be a separate project, as far as I can forsee. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BTCOnetime on September 18, 2012, 02:49:53 AM That btc is a scam and no one is getting their \$ back!   (I know it's not possible, no need to point out the flaw) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: MatthewLM on September 18, 2012, 08:10:40 PM I'm looking forward to the announcement on the 30th of September 23:59 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Roger_Murdock on September 19, 2012, 01:40:44 AM Quote from: MatthewLM on September 18, 2012, 08:10:40 PMI'm looking forward to the announcement on the 30th of September 23:59He never said anything about it being this September.   Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Spekulatius on September 19, 2012, 01:48:46 AM Quote from: Roger_Murdock on September 19, 2012, 01:40:44 AMQuote from: MatthewLM on September 18, 2012, 08:10:40 PMI'm looking forward to the announcement on the 30th of September 23:59He never said anything about it being this September.  lol Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: OgNasty on September 19, 2012, 05:25:37 AM Was 0.7 the announcement?  I can't find anything "major" about it.  Am I missing something or is the announcement still pending? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on September 19, 2012, 05:45:59 AM Quote from: OgNasty on September 19, 2012, 05:25:37 AMWas 0.7 the announcement?  I can't find anything "major" about it.  Am I missing something or is the announcement still pending?Still pending. Stay tuned. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: crazy_rabbit on September 19, 2012, 09:59:53 AM Still tuned.... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: alexanderanon on September 19, 2012, 01:20:01 PM Quote from: OgNasty on September 19, 2012, 05:25:37 AMWas 0.7 the announcement?  I can't find anything "major" about it.  Am I missing something or is the announcement still pending?Quote from: jgarzik on September 18, 2012, 04:01:15 AMQuote from: LightRider on September 18, 2012, 03:53:45 AMIs this the September announcement?No. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jgarzik on September 19, 2012, 05:06:57 PM Quote from: OgNasty on September 19, 2012, 05:25:37 AMWas 0.7 the announcement?No.Quote  I can't find anything "major" about it.  Am I missing something or is the announcement still pending?Still pending. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 19, 2012, 05:58:22 PM Hopefully the announcement won't coincide with the release of Romney's taxes later this month. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jjiimm_64 on September 19, 2012, 08:10:50 PM reading the last few posts about "Is this the announcement?"  it occurred to me that the team may have wanted this 7 revision out and tested for a bit before the 'big' announcement... whatever it is..I'm all ears. (eyes) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: OgNasty on September 19, 2012, 09:59:38 PM Someone in irc kept claiming 0.7 was it.  That's the reason for all the questions. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dissipate on September 20, 2012, 03:47:26 AM Who wants to bet that the announcement will be delayed? http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=689 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BkkCoins on September 20, 2012, 04:00:58 AM Quote from: dissipate on September 20, 2012, 03:47:26 AMWho wants to bet that the announcement will be delayed? http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=689Even if not delayed this thread has so raised people's expectations that anything short of a government accepting Bitcoin for paying tax is going to be a disappointment. Whatever Gavin comes up with is bound to be met with lots of "oh, that's all?". Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: kjj on September 20, 2012, 04:35:35 AM Quote from: BkkCoins on September 20, 2012, 04:00:58 AMQuote from: dissipate on September 20, 2012, 03:47:26 AMWho wants to bet that the announcement will be delayed? http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=689Even if not delayed this thread has so raised people's expectations that anything short of a government accepting Bitcoin for paying tax is going to be a disappointment. Whatever Gavin comes up with is bound to be met with lots of "oh, that's all?".Ahh, yes, the Segway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway_PT) effect. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Chang Hum on September 20, 2012, 05:49:54 AM Quote from: BkkCoins on September 20, 2012, 04:00:58 AMQuote from: dissipate on September 20, 2012, 03:47:26 AMWho wants to bet that the announcement will be delayed? http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=689 government accepting Bitcoin for paying tax".You heard it here first folks...RALLY!!!!!! :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BitcoinBug on September 20, 2012, 06:56:16 AM What do you guys think about this:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 19, 2012, 07:25:20 PMCreating a secure payment protocol so I can tell people "send payment to gavinandresen@clearcoin.com" and be confident that I'll get the coins is very high on my priority list. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: World on September 20, 2012, 07:26:13 AM Quote from: BitcoinBug on September 20, 2012, 06:56:16 AMWhat do you guys think about this:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 19, 2012, 07:25:20 PMCreating a secure payment protocol so I can tell people "send payment to gavinandresen@clearcoin.com" and be confident that I'll get the coins is very high on my priority list.https://clearcoin.appspot.com/about (https://clearcoin.appspot.com/about) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 20, 2012, 11:56:43 AM Quote from: BitcoinBug on September 20, 2012, 06:56:16 AMWhat do you guys think about this:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 19, 2012, 07:25:20 PMCreating a secure payment protocol so I can tell people "send payment to gavinandresen@clearcoin.com" and be confident that I'll get the coins is very high on my priority list.buy on rumours, sell on facts!  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 20, 2012, 12:01:34 PM Quote from: BitcoinBug on September 20, 2012, 06:56:16 AMWhat do you guys think about this:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 19, 2012, 07:25:20 PMCreating a secure payment protocol so I can tell people "send payment to gavinandresen@clearcoin.com" and be confident that I'll get the coins is very high on my priority list.There will be squatters with addresses like gavinandressen@clearcion.com. I hope there is parity checking in this protocol. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 20, 2012, 12:03:17 PM Quote from: cbeast on September 20, 2012, 12:01:34 PMQuote from: BitcoinBug on September 20, 2012, 06:56:16 AMWhat do you guys think about this:Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 19, 2012, 07:25:20 PMCreating a secure payment protocol so I can tell people "send payment to gavinandresen@clearcoin.com" and be confident that I'll get the coins is very high on my priority list.There will be squatters with addresses like gavinandressen@clearcion.com. I hope there is parity checking in this protocol.+1 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: HostFat on September 20, 2012, 03:29:51 PM They are going to buy this isle :Dhttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110821.0 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: World on September 20, 2012, 09:55:45 PM  maybe GoldMoney + Bitcoin wedding   ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 21, 2012, 09:56:10 AM I dont see why all the secrecy. Just spit it out. Sheesh. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jjiimm_64 on September 21, 2012, 01:21:36 PM september nearly gone.... Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gabi on September 21, 2012, 01:36:26 PM Did they specify september 2012? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jjiimm_64 on September 21, 2012, 01:42:04 PM Quote from: Gabi on September 21, 2012, 01:36:26 PMDid they specify september 2012?:)  I missed that particular detail Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Portnoy on September 21, 2012, 09:04:57 PM Quote from: Gabi on September 21, 2012, 01:36:26 PMDid they specify september 2012? ::)The way the English language tends to work is if someone says something like "In September" and they say that in August, or earlier, then it is assumed they mean the September coming up, not the one next year or at some other point in time in the future.  Only if they mean some other September other than the one immediately coming up would they need to be more specific.   Unless Gavin is playing childish word games, like Matthew did to get out of his bet...  And I don't think he is, do you?  And if you have read Gavin's words in this thread and elsewhere you should see that he regrets saying what he did and having it getting blown out of proportion like this... so settle down ffs and move on.   :D   There isn't going to be some earth shaking revelation coming in the near future in regard to Bitcoin.     Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: phatsphere on September 21, 2012, 09:28:38 PM Quote from: Portnoy on September 21, 2012, 09:04:57 PM There isn't going to be some earth shaking revelation coming in the near future in regard to Bitcoin.    still, it could have been, but got revoked or disappeared somehow. that's the downside of making announcements for upcoming announcements! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jjiimm_64 on September 22, 2012, 01:21:16 AM agreed...   announcement about an announcement...if it is one thing i have learned in my years in IT.   2 words:  managing expectations Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: adamstgBit on September 22, 2012, 02:14:28 AM Quote from: Portnoy on September 21, 2012, 09:04:57 PMQuote from: Gabi on September 21, 2012, 01:36:26 PMDid they specify september 2012? ::)The way the English language tends to work is if someone says something like "In September" and they say that in August, or earlier, then it is assumed they mean the September coming up, not the one next year or at some other point in time in the future.  Only if they mean some other September other than the one immediately coming up would they need to be more specific.   Unless Gavin is playing childish word games, like Matthew did to get out of his bet...  And I don't think he is, do you?  And if you have read Gavin's words in this thread and elsewhere you should see that he regrets saying what he did and having it getting blown out of proportion like this... so settle down ffs and move on.   :D   There isn't going to be some earth shaking revelation coming in the near future in regard to Bitcoin.    I'm sure Gavin and the team is working on releasing some new key features to their client.Good software takes timeThat's the announcement ... :Pedit: Bitcoin version 0.7.0 ... running out of beta numbers  1.0.0 is coming out soon :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 22, 2012, 02:24:06 AM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PpZJ1MwWT4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PpZJ1MwWT4)  :'( Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 22, 2012, 02:39:24 AM OKAY GUYS GAVIN MEANT SOME SEPTEMBER.......2013, 2014...20XX. :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 22, 2012, 07:02:52 AM Bitcoin's major announcement in September is the all new iPhone 5! Look how successful bitcoin has been in generating demand for this product! Way to go bitcoin! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 24, 2012, 03:22:20 PM A couple guesses:Megaupload gives support to bitcoin financially.Tor more integrated with bitcoin. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 24, 2012, 03:51:25 PM A long September and there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: goodlord666 on September 24, 2012, 05:52:28 PM Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I can't wait!!! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: dishwara on September 24, 2012, 06:56:55 PM All the announcement already done.We cant able to understand so far.Pirateat40 defaulted with 500k coins.Diablo Mining company share problem.goat accusation againt nefario.BFL CEO scam......What further announcement we need?Maybe Obama will use bitcoin to bribe, so that he can win again. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 02:15:21 AM gavin already announced it..new bitcoin client version..now thats it from the news, now to the weatherhttp://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/250089_442861142431056_755521752_n.jpg Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: SysRun on September 25, 2012, 03:42:30 AM Should have been locked. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 25, 2012, 03:51:51 AM Quote from: SysRun on September 25, 2012, 03:42:30 AMShould have been locked. Oh come on! If you don't like it, don't read it. The only moderator action I would see fit is move it to speculation.I liked to give my bet and I'm curious if we ever will know who came closest. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AM Quote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:12:41 AM gavin the creator of the bitcoin client made the announcementbitcoinqt 0.7https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0)now the thread can be locked as it wasnt really a world changing announcement. but more like a reminder to everyone to update their client Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: cbeast on September 25, 2012, 04:31:10 AM   The devs have been awfully quiet lately. The silence is deafening. I sense an imminent major announcement! Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: hazek on September 25, 2012, 07:39:05 AM Quote from: giszmo on September 25, 2012, 03:51:51 AMThe only moderator action I would see fit is move it to speculation.Actually, you know what? You are right, sir. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Transisto on September 25, 2012, 08:02:15 AM Quote from: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:12:41 AMgavin the creator of the bitcoin client made the announcementbitcoinqt 0.7https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0)now the thread can be locked as it wasnt really a world changing announcement. but more like a reminder to everyone to update their clienthttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.msg1200028#msg1200028No, and if you recall the specifics about were : "that should contribute some stability".Still what is it ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PM Quote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 25, 2012, 02:13:27 PM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?+1  ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: BTCurious on September 25, 2012, 02:17:41 PM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?Just as the enthousiasm was dying out, you post this. ;D Cheers, I guess September isn't over yet :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: giszmo on September 25, 2012, 04:28:41 PM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?I loled :)You dare posting in this thread without clarifying :)Somehow all these pending announcements make me feel like it's all just pump and dump. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:35:21 PM Quote from: Transisto on September 25, 2012, 08:02:15 AMQuote from: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:12:41 AMgavin the creator of the bitcoin client made the announcementbitcoinqt 0.7https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0)now the thread can be locked as it wasnt really a world changing announcement. but more like a reminder to everyone to update their clienthttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.msg1200028#msg1200028No, and if you recall the specifics about were : "that should contribute some stability".Still what is it ?its the new client.. even gavin said new client updates would make transactions more stable. but the most stable version would be version 1 which is still a long way off.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110231.msg1208347#msg1208347 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110231.msg1208347#msg1208347)its not about price stability. and this thread is about a quote from Gavin a bitcoin developer... not a trade/exchange site owner or webstore owner.. so its all to do with making the blockchain, transactions, etc more stable Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: justusranvier on September 26, 2012, 01:34:12 AM Quote from: gweedo on September 24, 2012, 05:20:33 PMQuote from: jimbobway on September 24, 2012, 03:22:20 PMA couple guesses:Megaupload gives support to bitcoin financially.Tor more integrated with bitcoin.+1 for megaupload coming back soon but I think the target date is end of sept maybe oct.I found a clue:https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/9/25/YW3qBismvkSDOc2m3_d-vA2.jpg Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: smoothie on September 26, 2012, 02:51:26 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?Okay it is here. That was the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: adamstgBit on September 26, 2012, 02:52:18 AM Quote from: smoothie on September 26, 2012, 02:51:26 AMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?Okay it is here. That was the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT.Wanna bet?  :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Seal on September 26, 2012, 03:44:59 AM Quote from: adamstgBit on September 26, 2012, 02:52:18 AMQuote from: smoothie on September 26, 2012, 02:51:26 AMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 25, 2012, 02:11:24 PMQuote from: Lazer on September 25, 2012, 03:58:21 AMQuote from: CornedBeefHash on September 25, 2012, 03:40:06 AM21 pages for a post discussing an article vaguely announcing that there will be an announcement.Imagine how long this thread would be if some real information was given!With nothing to imagine or speculate, it would be seven posts long.Wanna bet?Okay it is here. That was the MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT.Wanna bet?  :DLoool. No thx.  :D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: jimbobway on September 26, 2012, 05:42:45 AM Gavin wants to start a P2P gambling site?    ::) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: enmaku on September 26, 2012, 05:47:07 AM Quote from: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:35:21 PMQuote from: Transisto on September 25, 2012, 08:02:15 AMQuote from: franky1 on September 25, 2012, 04:12:41 AMgavin the creator of the bitcoin client made the announcementbitcoinqt 0.7https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.0)now the thread can be locked as it wasnt really a world changing announcement. but more like a reminder to everyone to update their clienthttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110243.msg1200028#msg1200028No, and if you recall the specifics about were : "that should contribute some stability".Still what is it ?its the new client.. even gavin said new client updates would make transactions more stable. but the most stable version would be version 1 which is still a long way off.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110231.msg1208347#msg1208347 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110231.msg1208347#msg1208347)its not about price stability. and this thread is about a quote from Gavin a bitcoin developer... not a trade/exchange site owner or webstore owner.. so its all to do with making the blockchain, transactions, etc more stableThat's not the September announcement:Quote from: jgarzik on September 18, 2012, 04:01:15 AMQuote from: LightRider on September 18, 2012, 03:53:45 AMIs this the September announcement?No. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Anth0n on September 27, 2012, 01:32:09 AM It's almost the end of September, what is the announcement?I think at some point it was hinted that it's something regarding the law? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: LightRider on September 27, 2012, 07:44:26 AM The September announcement is that they will make an announcement in October about an upcoming announcement next year. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Yuhfhrh on September 27, 2012, 08:44:00 AM Quote from: LightRider on September 27, 2012, 07:44:26 AMThe September announcement is that they will make an announcement in October about an upcoming announcement in November.FTFY Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gyrsur on September 27, 2012, 09:35:51 AM Quote from: Yuhfhrh on September 27, 2012, 08:44:00 AMQuote from: LightRider on September 27, 2012, 07:44:26 AMThe September announcement is that they will make an announcement in October about an upcoming announcement in November.FTFYgreat community! everyone helps everyone! :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AM Y'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ElectricMucus on September 27, 2012, 10:41:42 AM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AMY'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400 ;D Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: herzmeister on September 27, 2012, 11:06:38 AM I won!  ;D Where's my prize?  ??? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Jutarul on September 27, 2012, 11:19:44 AM Quote from: herzmeister on September 27, 2012, 11:06:38 AMI won!  ;D Where's my prize?  ???Actually you didn't :Dhttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1106087#msg1106087 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: tpantlik on September 27, 2012, 01:02:48 PM Quote from: herzmeister on September 27, 2012, 11:06:38 AMI won!  ;D Where's my prize?  ???No, I won!  ;) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Ente on September 27, 2012, 01:10:51 PM It's a big win for all of Bitcoin! Hooray!:-)Ente Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: Elwar on September 27, 2012, 01:46:16 PM I think it will be something to do with unencrypting Bitcoin so it's easier to read. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: waspoza on September 27, 2012, 03:23:54 PM Ok, wheres my prize? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1170242;topicseen#msg1170242 Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:12:57 PM Quote from: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AMY'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400Oh c'mon !Is this the great and mysterious news ? Why all the secrecy ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ElectricMucus on September 27, 2012, 09:14:48 PM Quote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:12:57 PMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AMY'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400Oh c'mon !Is this the great and mysterious news ? Why all the secrecy ?Because of idiots. Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:37:59 PM Quote from: ElectricMucus on September 27, 2012, 09:14:48 PMQuote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:12:57 PMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AMY'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400Oh c'mon !Is this the great and mysterious news ? Why all the secrecy ?Because of idiots.Elaborate ? Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: ElectricMucus on September 27, 2012, 09:41:08 PM Quote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:37:59 PMQuote from: ElectricMucus on September 27, 2012, 09:14:48 PMQuote from: ShadowOfHarbringer on September 27, 2012, 09:12:57 PMQuote from: Gavin Andresen on September 27, 2012, 10:27:27 AMY'all can stop speculating:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400Oh c'mon !Is this the great and mysterious news ? Why all the secrecy ?Because of idiots.Elaborate ?Read the original thread where Gavin suggested the idea initially and the reaction of certain people now and then, as if this were some hierarchical development.But it is fun to watch Atlas go apeshit about it, also serves as a good summary of their thought process :) Title: Re: Bitcoin Project will be making a major announcement in September Post by: 2112 on October 26, 2012, 03:44:28 AM Could some moderator kindly split off the following sequence ofmessages into a separate thread:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1170465#msg1170465https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101011.msg1172095#msg1172095entitled:What's the problem with getting bitcoins compliantt with GAAP???The above 10 messages contain a seed for a usefull discussion, including replies by Jeff & Gavin.Also, this thread was originally in the "Bitcoin discussion" forum:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=1.0and the split should go back there.Thanks.Edit by Maged:Split to https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120753.0