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221  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Freezing BitCoin addresses by regulating miners on: January 14, 2014, 12:58:48 PM
Are you trolling me? Lets work together says the guy that promoted the angle that I'm not a developer to the community and tried to have my participation censored.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-09/13/digital-economy-task-force
"Bitcoin, Tor and Gates Foundation join task force to prevent child exploitation"

Don't tell me it's just about talking to the police. I'm sure you can rationalise it however you want. It sure starts that way. That's what people who run education seminars for the NSA or DoD tell themselves when you ask them. But they get paid for something.
222  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Gavin will visit the Council on Foreign Relations on: January 14, 2014, 01:45:47 AM
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-09/13/digital-economy-task-force
"Bitcoin, Tor and Gates Foundation join task force to prevent child exploitation"

I feel like you all actually believe what you're saying which is sad beyond belief.
223  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Freezing BitCoin addresses by regulating miners on: January 14, 2014, 01:35:27 AM
Is there a reason you suddenly dug up this thread from 2011, genjix?

How much money would you take from the dutch police to help them arrest a buyer of DMT from Silk Road, and so help clear up Bitcoin's image?
224  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Gavin will visit the Council on Foreign Relations on: January 14, 2014, 01:17:10 AM
Gavin, tainting any worries about powerful vested interests as conspiracy is manipulative. Either you are living a fantasy or being dishonest.

Developers control the software they make. Developers represent interests. It's not conspiracy to be worried that power becomes vested in corporations and mafias *against* the individual and black markets.

There are many deep technical decisions in the software that don't involve changing the protocol, and aren't clear to everybody. Sometimes it might be hard to make a decision one way or the other. When it's not clear, it's easy for corruption to tip the balance in favour of the big guy. And as Bitcoin grows, step by step it deviates, step by step it becomes corrupted.

If you cannot see that, you are living in la la land. Branding others as crazy means you're delusional, not others. Especially now that the Snowden revelations have shown the global adversary as FACT. Currying favour is a weak move based on fear.

You have the choice how you use your time and resources. We decide through individual action. How much are you willing to refuse to do the right thing? How about if it's a small bad for lots of money? It's easy to lose our confidence to hold steadfast and do what's right without justifying corruption in some way if we're not constantly vigilant.

Note: I'm not talking about the meeting. I'm talking about your reference to calling people conspiracy theorists.
225  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: sx command line utilities - Empower The Sysadmin With Bitcoin Tools on: January 12, 2014, 10:58:07 PM
I'd just like to announce that I'm running an Obelisk server with the publisher enabled on ottrbutt.com, default ports.

added to wiki

feel free to make an account and let me know username
226  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: libbitcoin on: January 06, 2014, 10:27:39 AM
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Hi!

I've just released new versions of libbitcoin, obelisk, and sx.
This marks the first major release of Obelisk and SX. The version number
of libbitcoin has been bumped to 2.0, and I recommend everyone to upgrade.
This release has important bug fixes and code quality improvements.
I strongly recommend people to upgrade Obelisk if they were running the
unstable tarball.

These packages will be maintained for some time, with bug fixes backported.
I'll also help with upgrading code to newer versions as the API changes
(just send me a message).

sha256sum of tarballs:

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227  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Thank you satoshi. on: January 05, 2014, 07:07:42 AM
Thanks to bitcoin I am now killing myself working and under immense stress. This is after spending years writing opensource code, seeing all that effort evaporate, feeling crushed and then vowing never to write code again. Now the whole thing has started again with bitcoin, and I sometimes question why I do these things.

anyway I'm glad I read this poem yesterday: http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_if.htm
228  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 03, 2014, 06:54:07 AM
you haven't really said anything of substance yet that i can try to address. i think dht scales much better than bitmessage.

and hand waving it away as just dht + blockchain is like handwaving away bitcoin as proof of work + signed timestamped messages. he's put a lot of thought into different use cases and built the primitives to support them (restype="single" or "multi"). and thought about scalability. i have confidence in this unless someone can tell me real problems.
229  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
this is more elegant than retroshare. retroshare is lets put everything here. twister is next generation.

maybe you can specify some of these problems? i've been emailing the author, and he's a very competent coder.
230  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 04:58:24 PM
my twister ids: @genjix @darkwallet
231  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 04:27:55 PM
Is there a way to bridge between Twitter and Twister? What I mean is, if I make an account on Twister, would it be possible to follow people who post on Twitter?

Why are messages limited to only 140 characters? Does this limitation also apply to direct messages?

Yes, you can bridge using gateways between 2 usernames. You can make this gateway easily using a Python script:
http://twister.net.co/?page_id=120

It's limited to 140 chars because that's optimal but AFAIK I don't think it's a fixed limit in the protocol.
232  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 04:25:42 PM
i think this is incredible

minus the similar name to twitter and layout as someone already mentioned.

the concept is great and potential to go mainstream is big but getting sued/owned by twitter is risky

if this happens unsystem will invest resources to continue developing it under the same name keeping the same layout.
233  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 04:25:01 PM
So, to summarize, it is a knock-off of twitter which is decentralized and cryptographically secure.

I think the mining reward of a promoted message is an interesting idea ... how long will it be until people start pools to mine blocks, sell the space for advertising and pay out rewards to miners in bitcoins?

there's a lot more possible with this:
https://wiki.unsystem.net/index.php/Twister/Ideas

it could enable many of the difficult to use crypto features of bitcoin like managing a multisig, negotiating some of the contracts, requesting a key to generate new receiver addresses (for privacy). there are many possibilities. it could even obsolete and replace the payment protocol.
234  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: libbitcoin on: January 02, 2014, 04:13:56 PM
https://wiki.unsystem.net/index.php/Libbitcoin/Open_tasks

feel free to send me an email <myusername>@riseup.net
235  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: btcd: a bitcoind alternative written in Go on: January 02, 2014, 03:39:38 PM
piotr, its not just about backdoors but about bias in tech decision making. if legit corporations are the ones paying devs salaries, then they will choose the best decisions to benefit corporations and optimise for their use case. and who would be there representing the enterprising individuals and making the software better for them. you're looking too black and white at the things. i'm saying decentralise everything is good for a healthy ecosystem.

note these are tech decisions. i didnt even get into stuff like blacklists, drm, tracking which actually attack users. those can also happen if we're not vigilant. justusranvier explained it well: http://bitcoinism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/did-you-get-good-price-when-you-sold-out.html
236  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: btcd: a bitcoind alternative written in Go on: January 02, 2014, 03:34:11 PM
sorry but i don't want all the contracts and new prototype theoretical features thrown into bitcoin.
Sorry, but Bitcoin is not your personal toy.

Quite a few people are waiting for this capability to be returned to the protocol.

i want limitations to be removed too. i just don't want new extensions to the protocols (make them rarer). or huge changes/rework stuff.

if you think blockchain = consensus, then lets make it a constitution that resists being revised.
237  Economy / Service Announcements / Twister is amazing on: January 02, 2014, 03:19:45 PM
this is the future of crypto messaging:

http://twister.net.co/

better than bitmessage. inspired by bitcoin. uses bittorrent with a blockchain. made by former xine dev. uses libtorrent (libbitcoin was inspired by libtorrent).

this is it.

more info:

https://wiki.unsystem.net/index.php/Twister
Freenode IRC #twister
whitepaper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.7152
238  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / about alternate chains vs using bitcoin blockchain on: January 02, 2014, 03:12:31 PM
re: twister and other protocol layers.

the argument to use the bitcoin blockchain is that it offers absolute security. by using a new chain, some portion of that power can peel off and attack you. this means that alt chains will always have trouble getting through that initial hump where they are vulnerable to mining attacks.

however alt chains increasingly serve a variety of market purposes (such as twister). there's varying degrees of risk on how much X mining power is likely to be used (like when pools attack some altcoins in the past to prove a point), but if the market incentive is greater and grows quickly enough it can get past this hump.

especially now since the bitcoin blockchain is associated with money and has a high level of security (money demands high level of security), it's difficult to design a successful altcoin. but there are chains providing other purposes and can tolerate more risk. they are also optimised for their use case and so more efficient than simply relying on bitcoin blockchain, and hence far cheaper.

twister is the best example of this. i've been thinking and they've made the right decision making an altchain. it's the future, and i think beats bitmessage. i'm making some notes here:

https://wiki.unsystem.net/index.php/Twister

edit: changed my mind about twister. It's more nuanced than that. we can use a combination. see this discussion here:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/twister-users/cgxyB2oOQkk/Ov-MUUv3uG4J
This is a good project using an altchain: http://ethereum.org/ethereum.html
239  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: btcd: a bitcoind alternative written in Go on: January 01, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
there needs to be a incredible amount of friction against modifying bitcoin's rules. some of these issues are very complex and less than a handful of people understand them worldwide. what happens when you as a user, have no-one representing your interest in that circle.
240  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: sx history / balance not working? on: January 01, 2014, 06:07:39 PM
great we have a mailing list and an irc #darkwallet on freenode for your q
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