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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Forking Bcash to merge mine it with bitcoin on: November 13, 2017, 05:34:55 PM
It would seem that the current bitter environment over the Bcash fork could be somewhat avoided if we could create a situation where the community could explore the advantages of Bcash philosophy, without the two chains needing to compete for hash power.

The fighting is negative, acrimonious and unproductive.

If we were to fork Bcash and make the new fork merge minable with Bitcoin we could bring the two communities back together. The chains can compete with their value propositions in a free market, but we don't need to damage the overall value proposition of Bitcoin by this transient mining and thus unpredictable blocktimes.

It would see that Satoshi him/herself might approve of such an idea:

2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Incentive for Nodes through Economics on: April 07, 2015, 08:49:16 AM
I know the idea has been discussed before, making a protocol change to enable supporting full-nodes for their services, as well as the idea of making nodes bundle bit message relays, tor-exit nodes, etc....

Perhaps it's not necessary to make any protocol changes to make this happen- perhaps if we were to come up with a strong smart contract system, pools could voluntarily agree to share part of their earnings with the nodes. While it's not directly in their best interest, it is in their best interest to support a strong network. Indeed perhaps users could put enough pressure onto pools that they would willingly pledge some reward from each block they solve towards these pools.

As a user running two full nodes myself, (plus bitmessage) I don't particularly feel the need to be compensated, but I'm sure others do. It might just be nice to build a software bundle that automatically runs a full node + tor exit node + bittorrent seed of the blockchain + bitmessage (and any other services) and have a way for the software to verify that you were indeed running the software in case pools agreed to help compensate nodes.

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / FIAT processor for Bitcoin? on: January 13, 2015, 06:53:18 AM
I'm talking with a friend about helping her to start a bitcoin enabled online business. Bitcoin makes a good fit for her for a number of reasons as she would use it not only for payment but for delineating additional information using the blockchain (via counterparty/colored coins/etc....).

The problem though is that to be successful she can't at the moment ask for payment only in bitcoin as her market includes many non-bitcoin types, and she doesn't want that obtaining bitcoin becomes the initial barrier for people interested in using her services.

So the question is if there is a FIAT processor for bitcoin- where someone can pay with their credit card or paypal but have the funds instantly converted into bitcoin and deposited on her bitcoin address.

Any ideas? I know she could just accept paypal herself and then buy the bitcoin, but it would be better to have an automated process so she doesn't need to balance keeping reserves on the exchanges, etc... Although I suppose she could do it herself if she really needed to.
4  Economy / Service Discussion / BITSTAMPS BACK! on: January 09, 2015, 07:44:45 PM
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Proposal to Fork Mastercoin and Burn a portion of JR's immense stash. on: November 30, 2014, 12:07:44 PM
Mastercoin- the project that gave birth to the Bitcoin 2.0 Revolution, looks, by nearly any community judgements- to be dead.

For reasons too lengthy and depressing to mention, the project has managed to consistently snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Counterparty has now become the star of the Bitcoin 2.0 movement and rightly so. Had the Mastercoin foundation been a bit more farsighted and less greedy, perhaps it would have been Mastercoin building the future of Bitcoin 2.0 with Overstock, etc...

I have come to believe, as many others have, that the core problem at this point is that Mastercoin's founder, JR simply holds too many of the coins and has more then once wielded them to the great detriment of the market and the the project as a whole.

At this point Mastercoin's Foundation is essentially out of Money, having burned through what some say is nearly a million dollars, and most crucially having turn down out of pride the offer of counterparty's founders to collaborate.

As such I propose that if there is sufficient interest- we Fork Mastercoin with the purpose of either erasing the vast majority of JR's holdings, or selling them off with the intent of raising new funds for a new foundation or indeed to interest a new investor into the project.

Although Counterparty has clearly 'won' the 2.0 race when compared to Mastercoin, there still remains a future market of immense size to compete over. When Counterparties Medici project goes live, there will be a significant number of other individuals that will be interested in building a competitive product to Counterparty's Medici. I would say that this would be the opportunity for Mastercoin to shine, however no investor is going to commit to a project where essentially an enormous portion of the wealth would simply go to one person- no matter how brilliant and responsible for the project. The over concentration of coin wealth in JR's wallets has destroyed the community and essentially the project.

What is the communities response? The topic is self-moderated for obvious reasons, and as much as I have time for, I'll delete off topic comments quite vigorously.  This isn't a "Side chains/Etherum/Counterparty rulezzzzzz" thread. Please stay on topic- debating the pro's and con's of forking Mastercoin and starting over.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Community Feature Request: Bitcoin Apps that easily allow others to download. on: November 11, 2014, 08:42:04 AM
This is a sort of general community feature request- and I can't think of a better way to get in front of the app developers.

Currently when using Bitcoin on my mobile device, if I were to send some bitcoin to someone who doesn't yet use an app, I have to first convince them to go to the app store, search for the app and then install.  My experience is that in general, people quit at the "go to app store and then search" part. Could app developers please include an option in their apps where the device can display a QR code linking directly to the app store where it can be installed? This way all I need to do when sharing bitcoin is first show a QR code so that whomever I'm dealing with can painlessly get directed to the right app and skip the searching. It's a tiny feature request, I hope it's heard.

7  Other / Meta / Time to Move Bitcoin 2.0 tech (Counterparty/Mastercoin) out of "Alt Coins" on: August 01, 2014, 04:06:16 PM
It's time to move Bitcoin 2.0 Technologies like Mastercoin and Counterparty out of the AltCoin cesspool. These are legitimate BITCOIN technologies, built on bitcoin, using bitcoin, supporting bitcoin and promoting bitcoin.

I understand the rational that AltCoins shouldn't be up here in the normal Bitcoin Talk but these days Bitcoin 2.0 Tech is a big part of the future of Bitcoin. For goodness sake Overstock is thinking about distributing Shares of their company via the blockchain!

It's time to take Mastercoin and Counterparty out of the At-Coin section. These are in many ways the future of bitcoin and it no longer makes sense to treat them like some sort of random scam coin.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Book of Bitcoin on: July 23, 2014, 02:09:59 PM
Last night I was at a bi-weekly Bitcoin meet-up organized by group called "EarlyMorning" here in Milan, Italy. I have previously presented my KeyVault device ( and last night a published Bitcoin book was presented:

It's all in Italian, looks quite nice, and quite a few people were in attendance. I think there will be an official presentation on Friday but I'm not 100% sure and although it look as though you can still purchase them online, at the presentation the publisher said they were almost sold out of the first run. It's really nice to see the Italian bitcoin community growing!

9  Economy / Services / Looking for Programmer for Gambling Application on: July 18, 2014, 07:18:07 AM
Like the title says- I'm looking for a programmer to build a gambling application.

You should know the bitcoin protocol inside and out + Multisig. Also understanding, and

Application runs in two places: One application runs on a server/desktop that monitors blockchain and handles payouts. The other application runs on a website and serves up data about plays.

For more detail, PM.
10  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] on: July 15, 2014, 06:36:46 AM
Selling: - Starting bid .2BTC  just write your best offer here. Even .2BTC will take it if no one bids higher.

EDIT: price Reduced to .1BTC starting bid.
11  Economy / Digital goods / Price Reduced! .45btc Bitcoin Wallet Service for Sale! CLOSEOUT!!!!!!! on: July 14, 2014, 03:04:17 PM
I'm selling a complete online Bitcoin wallet service. For details and screenshots visit:

For working live Demo:

I'm selling the site using PasteCoin-  Price is now .45 BTC if direct from me or .6BTC through them. (They do Escrow).

To get through me: email me:

EDIT: Two notes- the site has been verified by PasteCoinSupport.


Hey guys, I'm really done with this project and will be planning to turn off the demo server sometime in August.

As such, the script is up at Pastcoin:

No longer one time only, the domain is no longer included, nor any customer support. I'm moving on to other things, so get it while it's hot.  I won't leave the demo up for very long, so if you want to check it out- nows the time. :-)

You can get the script direct from me for .45 BTC of through pastecoin for .6BTC. Pastecoin acts like an escrow so it's your call.

Pastecoin has the up-to-date info about conditions, which are basically: Now it's as-is, no customer support, no warranties, nothing. This is a fire-sale and I'm moving on. :-)


Hey guys, I'm really done with this project and will be planning to turn off the demo server sometime in August.

As such, the script is up at Pastcoin:

No longer one time only, the domain is no longer included, nor any customer support. I'm moving on to other things, so get it while it's hot.  I won't leave the demo up for very long, so if you want to check it out- nows the time. :-)

You can get the script direct from me for .45 BTC of through pastecoin for .6BTC. Pastecoin acts like an escrow so it's your call.

Pastecoin has the up-to-date info about conditions, which are basically: Now it's as-is, no customer support, no warranties, nothing. This is a fire-sale and I'm moving on. :-)

12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / clean coins: miner enforced privacy on: June 12, 2014, 12:56:06 PM
In thinking about the privacy issue with bitcoin, could not a temporary solution be the substitution of freshly minted coins  for transactions?

For example, what if I were to send 1btc to Bob, but I wanted the transaction to be private, could I not send 1btc to  a cooperating mining pool - let's say slush, and after slush mines its next block, rather then send 1btc from the newly minted block to its miners, it splits up fairly the 1btc I sent  to slush, to the miners, and then forwards 1btc clean to the address I intended to pay?

I could pay for the service by including a larger then normal transaction fee which slush would keep in this case.

13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Travelex Exploring Bitcoin? on: May 09, 2014, 06:26:13 PM
This seems to have slipped under the radar. They don't mention bitcoin directly, but they say Travelex is "exploring peer-to-peer exchange" which we all know sounds like it could be bitcoin.

Anyway, have a look.
14  Bitcoin / Project Development / A sneak peak at the future of Bitcoin Cold Storage on: April 11, 2014, 02:38:16 PM
So, I've been working on this for awhile and I'm in the later (hopefully final) prototype stage of a new type of Cold Storage and Bitcoin Vault device. Like a physical bitcoin, but more of a personal vault. It is beautiful, solid, secure, wireless (NFC), durable, multi-sig compatible, very nearly counterfeit proof (The CIA can probably counterfeit anything), clone proof (again, the CIA probably could) and if all the kinks in the manufacturing process can be ironed out, provide a truly random source of entropy for creating secure bitcoin transactions. (Hopefully it will also be a little bit smaller)

So here's hoping. A lot of work has going into this baby, and I'm still not there yet but it's a work in progress.

Small gif, hopefully will have a new round of prototypes in a couple weeks. The light is the sun glinting off it- i can only wish it could make that light itself!

EDIT: And you don't have to trust the manufacturer to use it!
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Fungibility and 6% of all mined coins on: March 03, 2014, 10:35:27 PM
I'm a strong believer that Bitcoin needs to be fungible to work. IE: all coins are equal, there's no 'dirty coins' which clients won't processes or accept.

That said, if it turns out that all of MtGox coins were stolen, and they add up to 6% of all mined coins, then it would seem we do have a little bit of a quandary. Is bitcoin really going to work if one person has 6% of all mined coins? Won't the market always be at the mercy of this individual? Perhaps not- money laundering requirements, and regulatory oversight from the government could mean that spending 6% of all coins might prove impossible for the thief, but then again, we didn't want regulation as well.

It seems like a tricky proposition to be sure.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / WildConspiracy Theory: Silkroad + Gox + Pirate + Bitcoinica = Our Stolen Money on: February 27, 2014, 07:38:40 PM
Okay, scratch this up to wild conspiracy: but just as Charlie Shrem is now under investigation for participation in money laundering, what are the chances that maybe Gox, Silkroad, Pirate, and Bitcoinica might have something shared between them?

When you add up all the coins Silkroad, Pirate and Bitcoinica were rumored to have lost, plus the 200K that Gox appears to still have, you start getting rather close to the number that Gox has reportedly lost.

I know it's wild speculation and conspiracy, but I find it odd that what Bitcoinica coins weren't stolen remained forever with Gox, and that the coins both Pirate and DPR of Silkroad had, must have at some point passed through the gox wallets.

Not to mention remember that transaction labeled: Shit ton of money? Did Bitstamp ever confirm that was really theirs? Or......
17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Terrawallet:Complete online Wallet Service: Bitcoin, Litecoin, NameCoin and more on: February 25, 2014, 03:28:34 PM
I'm the owner of, an online Wallet that forms a front end for Bitcoin and similar coins that have the Bitcoind backend.

It has a wide variety of features: QR Codes, Send to Email, API integration, Mobile Site, Google Authenticator 2FA, Metrics, InstaCodes, Multi-lingual, Multi-Currency, Automatic Cold-Storage Management and much more.

Check out the Demo:
Check out the "For Sale" site for more details:

Yes! I am selling the site, because I am working on a new project (A cold storage project- not a wallet related service) and I need funds to help bootstrap my new project.

This is ready to run on practically any coin out there right now: including namecoin and while I haven't tried it on MaxCoin yet- it should probably work for Maxcoin as well.

Feel free to contact me via the forum or the email as listed on the for sale page at

18  Bitcoin / Project Development / OpenNFC - Project to standardise Bitcoin + NFC + Open Patents on: February 24, 2014, 05:28:32 PM
Like many people on the forums, I am building a project around NFC technology and Bitcoin. Like several other companies I am aware of- I have also pursued patent protection to cover various details of what I'm working on.

My Project:

I've been persuaded though, that this might not be the best way to go about things and I thought it would be a good idea to maybe get various NFC Bitcoin developers under one organisation to standardise our practices and to share IP as well as develop some sort of fair use agreement for Bitcoin related patents. I know many in the forum are staunch anti-Patent advocates, the reality is that this forum carries no legal weight in the real world and it's an issue we need to address.

I'm looking to see who would be interested in starting a small organisation to address two issues (and perhaps they should be separate )

1: Standardisation of NFC practices for working with Bitcoin. There is no need for a chaotic world of non-interoperable technologies and devices.

2: Creation of a patent advisory board that can craft some sort of fair-use stance for Bitcoin related Patents. As patents are an expensive thing to obtain, and due to the nature of First-to-File, patent trolls, etc.. essentially obligates any small innovator to try and pursue a patent to legally cover their projects, I had been thinking about some sort of community agreed licensing scheme where by small entities get cheap or free access to bitcoin related patents, but large organisations (Read: CitiBank, Microsoft, Google) have to purchase licenses. I'm not a lawyer so I'm not sure how to go about this, and despite reaching out to the Bitcoin Foundation Legal department a number of times I've gotten zero response. (I am even an original Foundation Donator and haven't heard a peep back)

So, it's a rough idea, but I think both ideas are quickly becoming very relevant. I've been in private conversation with a number of individuals who have expressed interest in discussion both points, and I wanted to open it up to the community at large to start a discussion on the subject.

19  Economy / Service Discussion / MTGOX: - Where are the employees? on: February 21, 2014, 10:00:29 AM
So we have seen Karpels walking to the office, but what about the companies employees? Has anyone reached them for comment? Certainly someone must have been fired at somepoint who would be willing to talk? Why does it seem like this is a one man operation? There hasn't been a 'live support' person for months- whats up with that?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / how to include transactions into blocks on: February 19, 2014, 06:02:08 PM
I'm mining on Testnet, and while the difficulty is super low I pound out the blocks- one problem though, I don't seem to be including any (or hardly any) transactions in the blocks. Why is that? The unconfirmed transactions stretch back 3 days yet I'm only including one or two per block maximum. Is there something I can do to ensure these blocks get included? I notice the behaviour whenever the difficulty gets low and whatever miners are on the network start to really mine incredibly fast.
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