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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Is spectrecoin a scam? on: January 15, 2018, 07:22:13 PM
Spectrecoin claims to have it will have anonymous staking, but no one has yet to explain how it achieves this miracle. I'm calling BS until someone can explain it.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / IOTA FUD STORM 2017 on: December 14, 2017, 01:00:50 AM
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/iota-price-drops-co-founder-admits-microsoft-not-partner-participant/

Apperantly microsoft is not partner but participant .... like I wrote in another thread IOTA I think IOTA admins could have informed about this at some earlier point...
A lot of people are misunderstanding about that, the microsoft try to make a clarification and it seems the microsoft partner just another fake news. Microsoft only become a partner of the EEA and iota will never become a microsoft partner. That means IOTA doesn't get a lot of interest.

Please fact check.

A. Microsoft employee gave the Iota team the media that said "Partner." It would be weird for them to edit media not created by them.

B. Fujitsu and Bosch are much more involved and are comparable in size to MS, so why everyone is locked in on only the MS news is beyond me. You can go and check that yourself  or look here

https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7iyffv/old_stuff_bosch_fujitsu_confirmed_for_those_who/


https://twitter.com/RolfWerner/status/935510223175012353 Rofl Werner is the head of Fujitsu Central Europe

C. Here's a response from David on the original article https://twitter.com/DavidSonstebo/status/940631227979194368

D. This was just posted on reddit, and if true, shows that this was a frightned attack by the big guns--sad if they are acting like the banks they want to replace https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7jkg0n/journalist_writing_article_on_fud_campaign/

Research before you run your mouth and spread wild accusations and rumors--BS just gets in everyone's way.

I believe this is a coordinated smear campaign, so cross posting and getting ahead of this BS--saves me time if I only have to repost the main points.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / CryptoKingdom Uncensored on: May 07, 2017, 10:48:46 AM
This is an uncensored topic for CryptoKingdom. Risto's control of the main thread and deleting of posts--posts pertinent to both communicating the current state of the game and implementing new features--necessitates the need of a new thread to keep players and admin in the loop.

Hopefully this is only a temporary measure and the main thread can restored to its former (mostly uncensored) glory.

HMC_

Game Link: https://cryptokingdom.me/

CK Channel: https://cryptokingdom.ryver.com/application/signup/members/njw9Z-TTBMjyruB

Monero Deposits/Withdrawals: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1905349.msg20884746#msg20884746 Contact iluvbitcoins https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=337097 directly for withdrawals.

4  Other / Off-topic / The Holy Order of the F@#ker Baron on: April 17, 2017, 09:27:57 AM
Self-moderated thread designated to all things of the Order.

[#21, Mon 9:22-11:27, Throne]



#1 Ode: to Bossner Baron


LIFE
can be considered to be
endless
fucking... ... (ahhh... mmmmmmm) ... aand -
that's because:
a 'thought'
used to be - and will be -
called (a)
 
'fuck'

from now on,
and forevermore, Amen (and the other dudes in there and everywhere (I don't care as long as sign is respect, or even then if I don't pay attention)).


[/ode1]


The Baron, being 'Bossner Baron' - which is not even recognised by Crypto Kingdom and the Fount of Honor in there (that not being a problem since he will be promoted soon, after some STO-polarised play) - deigns to set up an Order of his own, called:

The Holy Order of the Fucker Baron
- rare 20pt text used to indicate the importance, although the Order is not incorporated to CK yet, pending King's permission and Mooo to New/Create the Items mentioned to their owners being mentioned -

1 The Order can be awarded in 7 classes, so that higher number is higher class (item_id given,'x' indicates the position of any alphanumeric string to differentiate the items in each Class, each one of which is unique):

THOFB7x  Baron Grandmaster
THOFB6x  Baron Emperor
THOFB5x  Baron King
THOFB4x  Baron Duke
THOFB3x  Baron Prince
THOFB2x  Baron Marquis
THOFB1x  Baron Earl

2 Zechariah gets 1*THOFB7.

3 The item details of any THOFBx item can be decided by the owner at his cost (in IC, CKG/CKS, etc) and effort (fucks given).
 
4 When Zechariah notices that a unique item with the following details is in his MyItems, he'll seek to fulfil the creator's reasonable wishes expressible and expressed in between [] in the CREATE item_id amount recipient [message].

THOFB70 - Description: A 100-mL 'thick slightly smoked glass' flat rectangular bottle of Versace OUD NOIR, opened.
History: Item was first given a fuck when Zechariah bought it in the Very Ancient times (ask for details, not remember right now). Presently the Order is in semi-active use as Zechariah's fragrance in Universe::::ThroneRoom.
Special Rules: (none)

5 To cover the cost of making the unique items, each class gets a stipend for the cost. The recipient of the stipend must self cause the transaction (the Baron does not give a fuck about money as long as he has some).

Stipend Amounts:

THOFB7x ....... 1,000,000,000,000 [not possible to award these yet due to the difficulty of having all M in existence, sorry about that]
THOFB6x ...... 100,000,000,000
THOFB5x ..... 10,000,000,000
THOFB4x .... 1,000,000,000
THOFB3x ... 100,000,000
THOFB2x .. 10,000,000
THOFB1x . 1,000,000
[You may not cause the TRANSFER M amount 1 owner before the unique item exists in the same way as the one in 4, the main difference being that the owner is you instead of Zechariah]

6 GM decides who is awarded the Order and how, etc(x4).
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / CryptoKingdom Markets on: April 01, 2017, 07:50:38 AM
This thread is for all of CryptoKingdom's markets, which include corporations, depository shares, derivatives, consumables, land and items. This topic will be self-moderated, so no spam or other nonsense.

Game can be found here: https://cryptokingdom.me/
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / AmericanPegasus and iamnotback, you were right. on: March 05, 2017, 02:23:54 PM
In the past AmericanPegasus and iamnotback have expressed distrust to the centralized nature of the cryptokingdom game, and while I may still disagree as to how to make the game decentralized enough, I do agree that at the very least the D20 has to be provably fair.

The reason by illustration is as follows: the GM's D20 is binding (and this sometimes effects results in the 1000s of XMR), and therefore the GM must be trusted to comply with a fair roll in order for players to feel they've gotten a fair outcome. As can be seen from this exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=819073.msg18073149#msg18073149, assuming that the GM can't be manipulated by his or another's will is a foolish bet.

Some have invested 1000s of Monero into this game, not pocket change and surely not the type of investment you want to put on the whims of any GM--no matter how trusted. My hope is that we learn from this mistake, take a huge leap towards a provably fair outcome system and manage to win over AP and iamnotback and others who've rightfully expressed concerns.

The best outcome for the GM, myself and all the players in the game is to have the most players engaged and confident in the game's mechanisms of chance.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / MOVED: The three types of spoetnik posts on: February 16, 2017, 03:32:52 AM
This topic has been moved to [other - off-topic].

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1528715.0
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Will Dash be able to hold off Aeon (the same way it held off Monero)? on: September 03, 2016, 12:06:00 PM
Aeon plans to continue in the mold of Monero with a lower data footprint allowing for transactions on more mobile devices, you can draw your own conclusions on how long dash has in the top ten. The question hinges on how far one falls and the other rises.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Scam or not? on: July 26, 2016, 07:27:56 PM
https://steemit.com/homeless/@brookdemar/i-m-homeless-but-not-forgotten#@generalizethis/re-brookdemar-re-dunja-re-brookdemar-re-barriexy-re-brookdemar-i-m-homeless-but-not-forgotten-20160726t025902735z
10  Other / Off-topic / _ on: June 27, 2016, 11:37:42 AM
1. Here's a bunch a crap I dug up, and if you believe me, then it serves as evidence enough that what I say is true--never mind that it's all a circumstantial hodgepodge of rhetoric jizzed over with hyperbole and a generous skattering of self-gloss and half-truths- wait, that's it -- whoops! Forgot to throw in a few random insults and self-mockery-in-the-name-of-disarming-fools.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Spoetnik and Roach are Bitcoin maximalists and you can use this info to... on: May 24, 2016, 07:20:22 AM
Spoetnik and Roach are Bitcoin maximalists and you can use this info to....determine how threatened they feel by any altcoin. If they praise or ignore the coin, then it is no threat. If they attack the coin, they feel threatened by it--you can see their level of fear raise or lower by the coin's popularity in threads or the growth of marketcap. While I feel that roach's attacks are more technically sound, they do move towards emotional appeals as the threat level increases. Spoetnik's attacks are usually of a prodding/provoking nature and are generally of a low quality to noise ratio--classic trolling.

If anyone could create a spoetnik/roach fear index based on the correlation of their positive, negative and combined post output, I'd be interested. Seems they put most of their effort into ETH and XMR currently.
12  Other / Meta / Since the dash progress thread is just an ANN page, should.... on: April 28, 2016, 03:36:51 PM
Looks like dashers gamed the system, but should they have all the fun?
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Why Dash fails decentralization on: April 20, 2016, 04:19:33 AM
Dash's failure at trustless decentralization is the test case that formed my understanding of why trustless decentralization is necessary for any cryptocurrency to succeed at being disruptive. Dash's failure is that it built a centralizing flaw that aggregates coins to those who run nodes and layering power functions (votes, fees, privacy, etc...) onto these nodes.

Dash's nodes have two major weaknesses in design: first, they are pay based, or paynodes, which means that they can be bought and sold. The second flaw in design is that they collect fees, which means node holders collect money that in turn can be used to buy more nodes that in turn can collect more fees, and so on and so forth. Where this especially becomes troubling is that dash's launch produced 2 million coins in 2 days and this initial distribution cannot be verified to be fairly distributed, which means the resources to buy 2000 nodes (more than half of current existing at this writing) were made available to a few lucky guys who happened to be mining at that right moment--considering this is 30% of current distribution and given that they could have bought 2000 or more masternodes since that scheme was introduced, the number of masternodes these initial miners could have may be considerably more than 30%, and considering that this control can aggregate over time, it illustrates why these systems need to be trustlessly verified.

I apologize for all the numbers just thrown at you, but lets make it simpler, since the masternode system collects the revenue that determines its degree of centralization, and that centralization can't be verified to any statistical certainty, we should assume that it is increasingly trending towards a traditional oligarchy or monarchy, where one or a few have undue power over the entire system--how it behaves, the distribution and security of its benefits.

14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Shitcoiner's Guide to Shitcoin Logic on: April 08, 2016, 10:11:23 PM
The Shitcoiner's Guide to Shitcoin Logic

This is a handy guide for those who are sick and tired of technical arguments. Don't be the victim of technowizardry and logic, don't let the cryptocurrency world be ruled by math, fuck math! Math is for eggheads and dorks and no future is going to be dictated by protocols. Cryptocurrency is easy and a good marketing plan and these helpful techniques will be all you'll need to put nerds on standby and rocket your shitcoin to the moon and beyond.

#1. No matter how dire the warning from those technobabling nerds sound, they can be easily refuted with one word--JEALOUSY. Say it often and say it proud and don't let their theoretical arguments get in the way of you and your rightful shitcoin future. If they tell you the algowhateverthingy is broken, say "These blankcoin motherfuckers have been saying that for months and look, our coin is still alive and stronger than ever! They're just jealous that (our coin is ahead of them on coinmarketcap.com) or (our coin has twice the innovation as that has-been and every day we're eating into their market cap)." If you can work SCARED and JEALOUS into the same post, all the better.

#2. THAT"S JUST LIKE YOUR OPINION MAN. This a technology built around theoretical math, and you don't have to know much about theoretical math to know that these eggheads are always arguing about who's right. But lucky for you and your shitcoin is that you don't have understand therorhetical math to pull the OPINION card. Just keep saying it and no one will notice that you aren't actually arguing math, game theory, economics, or any other nerdisms. Just keep on saying it's just their opinion, because there are more people with no therorhetical understanding than there are that do--and you just need their money to launch your shitcoin into the stratosphere (or whatever crap is between us and the moon).

#3. FUD. If 1 and 2 aren't doing the trick just keep repeating FUD (while simultaneously slipping in every possible negative you can about them or whatever coin they endorse). Politicians call this mudslinging, but we'll call it FUDslingin'.

#4. "They're attacking us therefore...." JEALOUSY, BUTTHURT and FEAR are a powerful trifecta of shitcoinery. No one trading your shitcoin is worrying about the subtleties of distribution or scale or anonymity or security--you just need a slogan via bumper sticker logic.

#5. If all else fails, TROLL! Make fun of their mom, their dad, their girlfriend, their lack of a mom, dad, or girlfriend. Say they're poor, say they're rich, say they have a small penis, a big penis, multiple penises of varying size--whatever, anything to get the subject off a technological footing. People buy on emotion and abusing people's emotions is shitcoinery 101.

#6. Act like a girly man, say the critics are bullying you, ganging-up on you, forcing the narrative on you without your consent, but whatever you do, don't engage their valid criticism--you'll use up a lot of energy, lose control of the narrative and likely expose the holes in your shitcoin.

#7. Appeal to greed. Tell them you sold your position in their coin and that you won't ever buy their coin until they stop attacking your shitcoin. Doesn't matter if you own any or not--what you're hoping is that they are just average shitcoiners like yourself and are all about getting paid in shitcoin gold.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Azure will add ANY coin. on: March 26, 2016, 06:44:32 AM
All you have to do is apply and azure will add a coin. I could literally build a coin today and add it. How some coins are pimping this as a partnership is beyond me. This is like me applying for a mastercard and saying mastercard is partnering with me--when in reality all I needed was a decent credit score and a pulse. All you need for azure intergration is a coin and to jump through a few hoops. Anyone who is impressed by this either doesn't understand the process or is easily impressed.

Here's FluffyPony describing the process on reddit:


"[]fluffyponyzaXMR Core Team 11 points 1 day ago


None of the above.

We contacted them, they told us what we needed to do. It basically consisted of signing a Contributor License Agreement, submitting a PR to the Azure templates Github repo, and sending them a write-up. Took us like 3 or 4 hours:)

All the altcoins saying that Microsoft is "partnering" with them are being disingenuous - you are a partner inasmuch as you have a BizSpark account and signed a CLA.

The upshot of this, however, is that developers that are already using Azure can build applications on top of the Monero blockchain, and are able to spin nodes up quickly and easily."
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Peter Todd calls dash snake oil. on: July 18, 2015, 04:18:33 AM
https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc/status/622022840330682368
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Privacy and Security on: June 20, 2015, 05:20:27 AM
This is a general discussion on how to best achieve Privacy and Security with cryptocurrencies. At the moment I'm not imposing moderation, but if spam, trolling, or FUD gets to a point where meaningful discussion is impossible, the thread will be moderated or terminated.

Privacy (personal security) is much like nutrition in that you not only need to read the label, but understand what you are looking for. And as with nutrition, you must not only be vigilant but learn new behaviors to stay as healthy as possible.

If you are running Windows, this is a good way to find out how infected your computer is:
malwaretips.com/blogs/malware-removal-guide-for-windows/

Most complete article I've found on the ins and outs TOR*:
lifehacker.com/how-can-i-stay-anonymous-with-tor-1498876762

Very general comparison of TOR, Freenet, and I2P:
null-byte.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/anonymity-networks-dont-use-one-use-all-them-0133881/

Guide to setting up I2P:
https://rebuildingalexandria.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/secure-and-anonymous-file-sharing-using-torrents-on-the-i2p-network-library-nu-exiles-take-a-look/


*I'd like something more current, but this should indicate how hard good security can be and that TOR, like any tool, should be wielded with skill and preferably with the most recent version. If you have an updated link for securing your TOR connection, please post and I will include it in the OP.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Reality of Masternode Centralization on: June 01, 2015, 09:00:52 PM
For most coins, nodes being hosted on a corporate server isn't a big deal, but when their advertised anonymity depends on those nodes, it's a massive security breach waiting to happen.

Here's a list of active Dash masternodes, the hosting company (or privately held node), and their address:

Accelerated IT servers: Frankfurt Germany: 95
Amazon USA: 44
Asmunda Frankfurt Germany: 150
Bhost ltd: England/Amsterdam: 3
Choopa, NJ, USA: 162
City Network Hosting Stockholm Sweden: 4
CJSR Russia: 1
ColoCrossing NY USA: 14
Comcast PA USA: 3
Crisis Solutions LLC USA: 7
Deutsche Telekom Germany: 1
Digital Ocean NY  USA: 75
DNA Oy  Finland: 4
Earthnet CO USA: 1
Evanzo ECom Germany: 1
Fevvo Inc CT USA: 11
Hetzner Online Germany: 2
Hostinger Intl. Cyprus: 1
HostUs USA: 1
IDC*China or MA USA: 10
Internet Assigned Numbers: 3
Microsoft USA: 3
MyLoc Managed Dusseldorf Germany: 104
Neterra Bulgaria: 1
NodeServ LLC FL USA: 32
Online SAS France: 213
PP KOM i TEX Ukraine: 1
Private Layer Inc Zurich Switzerland: 110
QHoster Ltd  Bulgaria: 96
QuadraNet CA USA: 4
QuickPacket Llc GA USA: 4
RackSpace Hosting TX USA: 2
Rogers Cable Com Canada: 3
Serverius Netherlands: 1
TDC A/S Denmark: 1
Telecom3Sverige AB Sweden: 1
Time Warner USA: 1
UAB Technoloigu Lithuania: 4
VideoTron Telecom Lte Canada: 1

--Of the 1175 active nodes I only found 4 that could be considered run on privately held nodes (3 Internet Assigned Numbers and 1 PP KOM i TEX). The other 1171 were listed under hosting companies.

By country:

Germany: 352 (29.95%)

Accelerated IT servers: Frankfurt Germany: 95
Asmunda Frankfurt Germany: 150
Deutsche Telekom Germany: 1
Hetzner Online Germany: 2
MyLoc Managed Dusseldorf Germany: 104

USA: 364 (30.97%)

Amazon USA: 44
Choopa, NJ, USA: 162
ColoCrossing NY USA: 14
Comcast PA USA: 3
Crisis Solutions LLC USA: 7
Digital Ocean NY  USA: 75
Earthnet CO USA: 1
Fevvo Inc CT USA: 11
HostUs USA: 1
Microsoft USA: 3
NodeServ LLC FL USA: 32
QuadraNet CA USA: 4
QuickPacket Llc GA USA: 4
RackSpace Hosting TX USA: 2
Time Warner USA: 1

France: 213 (18.12%)

Online SAS France: 213

Switzerland: 110 (9.36%)

Private Layer Inc Zurich Switzerland: 110

Bulgaria: 97 (8.25%)

Neterra Bulgaria: 1
QHoster Ltd  Bulgaria: 96

Other: 38 (3.23%)

Bhost ltd: Englad/Amsterdam: 3
City Network Hosting Stockholm Sweden: 4
CJSR Russia: 1
DNA Oy  Finland: 4
Hostinger Intl. Cyprus: 1
IDC*China: 10
Internet Assigned Numbers: 3
PP KOM i TEX Ukraine: 1
Rogers Cable Com Canada: 3
Serverius Netherlands: 1
TDC A/S Denmark: 1
Telecom3Sverige AB Sweden: 1
UAB Technoloigu Lithuania: 4
VideoTron Telecom Lte Canada: 1

--Over 95% of the masternodes are on servers owned by companies located in 5 countries. If this coin ever reached the market cap levels of Bitcoin or threatened global monetary supply, it would certainly gain the inquisitiveness of LEA worldwide who would likely share data in order to prosecute criminals or those that threatened their monopoly of wealth. This shouldn't be made this easy. This is further proof that cryptosystems that rely on users to follow best practices are relying on failure.

*IDC China telecommunications (subsidiary of US company or a Chinese company) listed and counted as China/Other.

Figures gathered 6/1/15 https://www.dashnodes.com/index/masternodes/?sorts%5Bisp%5D=1&perPage=100
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What's the most annoying argument Bitcoin Supremacist use to dismiss alt-coins? on: May 17, 2015, 01:08:43 PM
Mine is that if another coin surpasses Bitcoin that it will set cryptocurrencies back 5, 10, 20... years.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / will dash put pressure on shapeshift.io to remove ad from coinmarketcap.com? on: April 28, 2015, 12:25:12 AM
Dash apologists are gathering muster to have Evan's instamine stricken from coinmarketcap.com's listing. Will they use economic threats to get things back to the status qua via their common link of shapeshift.io? Or will they just spam coinmarketcap.com relentlessly until they get what they want? Or will coinmarketcap.com remain vigilant in keeping the facts open and honest?
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