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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Ethereum 40$ in 1-2 weeks on: December 18, 2018, 04:37:21 AM
I doubt it will reach 40$ but if it does will help many grab more at a discount. Crypto is here to stay and ethereum is no exception.
2  Economy / Speculation / Re: Will Bitcoin remain dominant on: June 14, 2018, 11:46:55 AM
I don't see how Bitcoin doesn't end up as the long term winner with >50% market share (and probably >80%). Bitcoin's network effects are already enormous, there is no possible IP protection for an upstart with a better version, and Bitcoin can easily incorporate any improvement. Even with the best execution, I don't see how an upstart can convince $150 B of capital to move over to their network before Bitcoin incorporates their improvements.

You could argue that Ethereum does so much more than Bitcoin. But Ethereum comes with major tradeoffs to its function as a currency. Ethereum is a great platform for decentralized applications - and that is its focus. To be that, it sacrifices security (due to its complexity), and then it also doesn't have a limited supply. I think Ethereum will continue to do well as a platform for decentralized applications, but because of its tradeoffs, it will never become the leading decentralized currency. I personally believe the killer app in decentralized blockchains is *currency,* so I therefore think that the winning pure currency will end up being far larger and more valuable than any other blockchain platform.
3  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: DirectBet American Football Prediction Game ! Win Free Bets ! Free to Enter ! on: February 05, 2017, 09:03:29 PM
New England Patriots 25 @ 22 Atlanta Falcons
4  Local / Deutsch (German) / Re: Seit Mt. Gox hack SPAM ohne Ende im Email-Postfach on: July 02, 2011, 09:31:59 PM
Bisher keinen Spam bekommen, und selbst wenn ists mir egal weil ich für solche Sachen nie meine private Email-Adresse angebe Wink
5  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Went all out and just maxed out my CC on new video cards (over $30K) on: June 27, 2011, 04:36:42 PM
Failed troll failed.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MT Gox is up! on: June 25, 2011, 04:51:14 PM
Now that's just great. Can't login with neither the old nor the new password and the Forgot Password link is not working either. Good job.
7  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcoin forum is terrible on: June 23, 2011, 09:16:35 AM
Maybe reporting all the troll-threads and -posts would make things a bit better. Though I agree, even though I've only been on this board for a few weeks I too witnessed the upcoming of all the trolls and kiddies hoping to make a quick buck. I guess something like an ignore-function would also be nice so you don't get threads/posts displayed by people you ignore.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Re: TRADEHILL...looking good! [DEPOSIT AND WITHDRAWAL COMPLETE] on: June 22, 2011, 01:40:29 PM
As long as there's no EUR partner it's pretty uninteresting for most of us in Europe...
NOTE: the minimum amount to transfer is USD$100.00
There is a $20USD fee per wire. Your bank may charge an additional fee.
That's just a joke in itself.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What do YOU have stuck in mtgox? on: June 21, 2011, 10:11:35 AM
Only 25€ worth of Bitcoins (1.81) Cheesy
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The ABC of password security on: June 19, 2011, 10:07:01 AM
There are actually a few good articles on that topic at PCWorld:
and many more.

I personally use KeePass with a strong but memorable password to manage most of my "online" passwords as you call them.
For "offline" passwords I use a simpler Passphrase in combination with a YubiKey (, e.g. to encrypt my laptop's HDD or my encrypted file-containers. The YubiKey provides (among other options) a 16-64 character static password. Of course, having to rely on a physical device like a YubiKey brings also some riscs. If you lose the key you're pretty much screwed, that's why I recommend either ordering a second YubiKey and program it with the same static password or writing the password down and storing it in a safe or a lockbox at a bank of your trust. But the most important thing is to never use the YubiKey's static password alone, you should always use it in combination with a leading passphrase so if anybody should actually steal your YubiKey they don't get access to anything you used it for.

To test the strength of your passwords you should always check them at
11  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Batch-Address Generator on: June 18, 2011, 07:25:40 PM
Oh wow, thanks. I should've known that there's an API for the client...  Lips sealed
12  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Batch-Address Generator on: June 18, 2011, 06:07:49 PM
I was wondering if something like that already exists. A simple (command line) tool that you point to a given wallet.dat file and generates a defined number of new addresses out of it and writes them on the console/in a file.

If it doesn't exist I would like to try to write something like that. I tried looking into the source of the official client, but since I don't even know what exactly to look for this turned out to be rather pointless.
So I was wondering if anybody may can give me a few information on how addresses are generated or where I should look in the official client source. I know it's not a that important project or that urgently needed tool, but I actually just want to try it for the sake of programming and trying Cheesy (or in short to just give me something to program) Of course I'll make it open source and provide you with the outcome if you're interested in it.

I guess a sort of step-by-step explanation on how to generate new addresses would be the best start, like 1) read that and that part of the wallet; 2) use that and that algorithm to generate an address; or something like that.

As always, thanks in advance for any productive answers.
13  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Mining programming-related questions on: June 15, 2011, 04:52:20 PM
Thanks, I guess that's a start. I'd appreciate it if you'd share what you can find if you have the time for it Smiley
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: June 15, 2011, 03:55:38 PM
If you're looking for really strong passwords I can always recommend a YubiKey
Using a "normal strong" password (something you can actually remember) in combination with the 16-64 character long static password on the YubiKey provides pretty good safety. Though you then have to watch out for your YubiKey of course Cheesy
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Problems with Bitcoin related sites on: June 15, 2011, 03:35:17 PM
Is anybody else having problems accessing sites like this forum or MtGox these last few days? I know that MtGox has been under DDoS attacks lately, so that answers that, but the forum too? It's sometimes not loading at all, sometimes (like now) just very VERY slowly and then everything's normal again. I don't think it's my connection since everything else works fine (YouTube, Google etc). I'm located in Central Europe, if that maybe has anything to do with it.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: June 15, 2011, 02:01:16 PM
Yeah, that the netbook will be encrypted is already in my thought-process (that's why I didn't write it explicitly Cheesy). And I think one could write a simple script that 1) wipes the USB medium completely
2) copies the old savings-wallet to the medium
3) runs the Bitcoin client and (if that's even possible) automatically generates a few addresses and saves them in a textfile on the USB medium

Though I think the last step is not possible afaik, but it also isn't necessarily needed.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: June 15, 2011, 01:22:21 PM
Yeah, I think I'm slowly beginning to think in the context on how to keep my BTC safe (I hope that made any sense, english isn't my first language Cheesy)

I was thinking of using my old netbook I don't use at all (because it was too slow for my purposes), install Ubuntu on it and create my savings wallet there. Now I thought of something (I'm probably not the first) so I'd appreciate it if you (or anybody else) may give me some feedback on that thought:

I make a completely clean installation of Ubuntu on that netbook. I only once let it connect to the internet to install all current needed updates and the Bitcoin Client. As soon as that's finished I completely disconnect it from the internet and generate a few addresses which I write down on my PC on which I use my every-day-wallet. I either use that every-day-wallet or the addresses of the savings-wallet directly to store my "savings-BTC".
Now if in some point in time I want to withdraw something from my savings-wallet, I first transfer everything from my every-day-wallet to the savings-wallet. Then I turn on the netbook, take a completely clean USB-stick (or any other medium), move the savings-wallet on that medium and repeat the first step (create a new wallet on the netbook and write down the addresses). Then copy the old savings-wallet on my PC and transfer the remainder of the BTC (if I only want to withdraw a certain amount) to the new savings wallet.

Although... now that I read it, it doesn't seem as safe as I first thought it was >.>
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: June 15, 2011, 12:53:45 PM
+1 Me likey.

Guess as soon as I start to trade with larger amounts of BTC I'll use that technique. Thanks for that guide.
19  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Mining programming-related questions on: June 15, 2011, 10:25:48 AM
(I hope this is the right forum, if not sorry and please move it to the correct one  Lips sealed)

First of all: Regarding my programming "skills", I guess I can be called a novice with a little bit of advanced knowledge in writing programs. I am/have been working with Java, ANSI C and C++ for several years, and though I'm still far away from being a really good programmer I think I can say I learn very quickly once I've set myself a target on what I want to achieve. With that being said...

I'm trying to get a basic understanding on how the miners (especially the GPU miners) are working, how they're structured and what you need to build one. I've heard the term kernel a few times, so I guess there are a few trusty kernels that are specially built for the hash-calculating operations on GPUs (using OpenCL if I'm not mistaken) and if I've understood the principle correctly one just builds a miner on top of these kernels (please correct me if I got this wrong, as said before, I'm not very well-read on that topic).
To come to the point, I have a little project in mind which involves maybe building a mining-program and I was hoping you guys can maybe point me to some tutorials/examples or give me a few tips or so. If this little project succeeds I'll of course share it with you if you like Cheesy Though I can't tell you exactly what it'll be simply because I myself first have to see it through.

Thanks in advance!
20  Local / Deutsch (German) / Re: Vergleich und Erfahrungsberichte Stromanbieter on: June 14, 2011, 07:29:33 AM
Wenn wir schon beim Thema sind, sind zufällig auch Österreicher anwesend? Wieviel zahlt ihr so bei unseren Anbietern?
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