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1  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / pow change to fight off segwit2x attack? on: September 29, 2017, 10:52:14 AM
I already posted this in the general bitcoin discussion forum, but nobody replied. Now I'm trying my luck here.

September is almost over, only 1 month left until segwit2x becomes active. segwit2x tries to do as much damage as possible to bitcoin. they steal the name, they don't activate replay protection, and much more. they are even hiding there nodes:

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Adding command-line arg to hide segwit2x service bit

source: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/pull/109

with this change, bitcoin clients can not detect and disconnect segwit2x nodes from the network. Nodes that relay invalid blocks (segwit2x blocks) will become banned and this leads to a fragmented network.

A few weeks ago I read this comment on twitter. sadly it's already deleted but you can still find it on google if you search for it:
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Can't wait to turn your ASICs into bricks.

are bitcore dev's threatening to change the PoW algorithms? this would be the ultimate last option to fight off the segwit2x/bcash attack. this would also make the ASIC mining hardware worthless.

so my question is, is there really a possibility for a pow change and what are the consequences of such a big change?
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / bitcoin pow change incoming because of segwit2x? on: September 29, 2017, 07:38:49 AM
September is almost over, only 1 month left until segwit2x becomes active. segwit2x tries to do as much damage as possible to bitcoin. they steal the name, they don't activate replay protection, and much more. they are even hiding there nodes:

Quote
Adding command-line arg to hide segwit2x service bit

source: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/pull/109

with this change, bitcoin clients can not detect and disconnect segwit2x nodes from the network. Nodes that relay invalid blocks (segwit2x blocks) will become banned and this leads to a fragmented network.

A few weeks ago I read this comment on twitter. sadly it's already deleted but you can still find it on google if you search for it:
Quote
Can't wait to turn your ASICs into bricks.

bitcore dev's are threatening to change the PoW algorithms. this is the ultimate last option to fight off the segwit2x/bcash attack. this would also make the ASIC mining hardware worthless.

so my question is, is there really a possibility for a pow change and what are the consequences of such a big change?
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / can states buy all bitcoin? on: September 20, 2017, 07:21:28 PM
what would happen if most of the bitcoin were owned by a single organization? for states that print their own fiat money, financing to buy "all" bitcoin would be possible.

the state would presumably risk hyperinflation due to the enormous increase of money and bring the bitcoin rate to astronomical values.

but then, when the state is in possession of "all" bitcoin, it can make the circulation of bitcoin quasi succumb. bitcoin dead, population impoverished, mission accomplished.
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6  Economy / Economics / advantages of trading satoshis instead of whole bitcoins on: August 31, 2017, 12:25:46 PM
The high bitcoin price seems to be an obstacle for people who want to invest in it. Some may think, buying only a fraction of a bitcoin makes no sense. what should they do with less then 1 bitcoin?

Why not start listening and trading satoshis on exchanges? People who can not afford an whole bitcoin can buy thousands of satoshis. Of course, that has the same value and everything, but some folks it may help to feel better. I think this would help to become bitcoin more mainstream.

Google did something similar with their stocks. The primary google stock become to expensive, so they started a cheaper one.

what do you think, does this make sense?
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What happened to the mempool? on: August 30, 2017, 06:11:27 AM
Why was there such a sudden decrease in the mempool, how can this happen?



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