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1361  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: New Ixcoin fork -> I0coin on: August 25, 2011, 06:25:29 AM
The one week part of "one week or 2016 blocks" retargeting is b0rked.
Downloading the chain with a fresh datadir makes it try to retarget at block 1.
Then it tries to go back 2016 blocks. from block 1. Boom, NULL pointer.
With a client that already has the blockchain up to some point in the past, it'll start disagreeing on what the target should be (again, mistrigger of the after-7-days stuff)... around now.
Easy Fix: pull a Thomas and blatantly rip off solidcoins retargeting algo.

Well, that's a big failure. I guess this was never tested so it could be released so soon after ixcoin.

Given that i0coin price is down the drain, it would probably not even be worth fixing. Even if it was fixed, not many people would even bother downloading a new client. Most people have either moved on to SolidCoins or back to Bitcoin. Well it was fun while it lasted. Smiley
1362  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 24, 2011, 11:03:53 PM
At 400 each and 100 mhash even with low electricity cost it would still take over 3 years to make back you investment at this diffculty.....I think I'll wait

For the dual FPGA one, at $620 and 200 mhash, it will take a year and a half. It's definitely not very cost effective right now. But I'm definitely supporting this project.
1363  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 24, 2011, 10:26:45 PM
We absolutely aren't going to pocket the money due to discount savings. We have a minimum profit in mind that we are going to split for each board. If bulk discounts save us more than that, it will be passed directly on to those who preordered.

I believe that. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to receiving my FPGA miners.
1364  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 24, 2011, 09:35:50 PM
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Hmm, I think I must be missing something. How is it possible that the estimation for 20 orders was $385 and now with 42 pre-orders the $420 is still right? Is it only due to the "order" ↔ "pre-order" difference, or are there more reasons? Mind you, I'm fine with that, just a bit surprised about the difference.
The X6000 and X6500 boards are being designed and tweaked as we speak, as well as the logistics of fulfilling orders. Consider those ballpark figures, rough estimations based on the information we have at hand. Everyone is working diligently to get good price quotes, but it's a little bit difficult when the technology is still in flux Tongue It's like trying to figure out how much your new PC will cost, with an ever changing landscape of discounts and rebates, and you're still waiting for your last paycheck to clear before deciding whether you want blue or red LED fans Tongue

Please don't take this post too negatively. I do appreciate what you guys are putting in and I think you should be compensated appropriately. But in the future, please try to come up with better estimates on the price before you ask people to preorder. If you are going to say that >20 orders means $385, then you should stick with it. If not, please don't promise something that you may not be able to deliver. I'm guessing a lot of people ordered them expecting it to come out cheaper than $420 because they saw multiple people already pledging to order 10 of them. I ordered 2, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me. But still... since everyone who preordered already have $50 in, if you don't give a discount, people will still pay you $420 each, and you guys can pocket the savings on the bulk order. I'm not saying you plan to do that, but there's really no incentives for you to pass along the savings to us since we are already committed to the $420 price. Know what I mean?
1365  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 24, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
Most barebone? SheevaPlug - $100 and done.

Good luck running the requisite Xilinx software on ARM. Even if you can program the FPGA (using something open like UrJTAG), further communication for actual mining might turn out difficult. This is one reason why I implemented serial port communications in my version of the FPGA miner.
lolwut.

They plan on using a legitimate usb interface for the next gen chips as for the xilinix software, that it entirely independent once programmed a fpga can be anything, this is kind of the point of fpgas.

So the SheevaPlug might work if the mining software will run on ARM. But you still need to find a molex connector from somewhere. The usb does not have enough power.

I imagine in 1-2 years, you guys will come out with gen10 that is just a device (like the SheevaPlug) that has has 10x FPGA inside and a ethernet port. You just plug it in and it will mine at 1Gh/s. Now, that would be cool. Smiley
1366  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 23, 2011, 08:00:12 PM
I just ordered 2 of the dual ones. Looking forward to them!
1367  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: Custom FPGA Board for Sale! on: August 23, 2011, 04:55:20 AM
If I want to give this a try, what's the most barebone computer I can use? Let's say I want to build a dedicated FPGA miner. I can get a cheap motherboard since I don't need PCIe slots. I can go with a small PSU and if I do LinuxCoin on a USB stick, I don't even need a hard drive. If I want to go all out, how many of these can I put on a single motherboard?

When will this be available for pre-order?
1368  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Conference 2011 NYC on: August 20, 2011, 02:00:36 PM
The opening has been delayed for 1.5 hours. It's starting now...
1369  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Coming Very Soon, a real Bitcoin you can hold! (and is worth 1 BTC) on: August 20, 2011, 12:21:41 AM
For the visible public key, you should just use the address' firstbits.
1370  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The emoticons of Bitcoins - Satoshi Codes! on: August 18, 2011, 08:51:44 PM
I added a request in the development forum: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37955.0
1371  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / [Feature Request] Add ability to append "satoshi codes" to transactions. on: August 18, 2011, 08:50:58 PM
I thought I would make the suggestion here after seeing a post in the discussion forum: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37892.0

Basically, it would be great if the bitcoin client makes it easy for a user to append a "satoshi code" to a transaction. The extra amount will just be a 1-1000 satoshis, which is next to nothing in Today's value. These can be used for identification purposes. For example, if Meze Grill might ask their customer to include the order number in the transaction to help keep track of which order was paid. So if you ordered 2.03 btc worth a food, you might send them 2.03000087 btc for order #87.

The "satoshi code" can be added to either the output amount or the fee amount. I think the fee amount makes more sense, because it won't benefit the merchant (no matter how little) and it also won't screw up their accounting. And you can still send payments down to the satoshi amount with a transaction fee of 0.00500087.

I'm sure there are all sorts of other reasons that you may want to identify a transaction. And obviously if you want to use "satoshi codes" to convey your own personal message, you can to. What do you guys think?
1372  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The emoticons of Bitcoins - Satoshi Codes! on: August 18, 2011, 08:17:32 PM
You know what, it's actually not a bad idea to have the official client support adding "satoshi codes" to your transaction. They can be useful for identification purposes.

For example, let's say you are at Meze Grill and send payment to their bitcoin address. They can just tell you to add your order number as a satoshi code to the payment. This way they can easily match the payment to the order and it would cost the customer next to nothing. I can see this being very useful for certain transactions.
1373  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator [v0.17] on: August 18, 2011, 05:23:23 PM
The checksum matches?
Yes, otherwise it couldn't have received coins


We'll never know wether or not it's valid Wink

It almost certainly is valid.  In theory, there are approx. 2^96 private keys that would fit.

So far RaTTuS seems to have set the bar for complexity with his public address.  Even though the prefix is only "1" + 6-characters, it's a 33-character address, and is much less common than a 34-character "1" + 7-character prefix.  To beat it, one would need to show:

  • An address containing a 7-character or longer interior sequence, case-sensitive
  • A 34-character address with a "1" + 8-character prefix, case-sensitive
  • A 33-character address with a "1" + 7-character prefix, case-sensitive

Jackjack7eYNdGkbgUUrtKBraSWBUV5DJP (a "J" + 7-character prefix)
Draw Tongue

Is that a valid bitcoin address?

Here's mine: 1Chocobogtn77Fw56kQvZmTVbkziCK4L24 (I go by Chocobo in other forums)
Another draw.
1374  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: i0coin pool, first block solved! on: August 17, 2011, 09:48:13 AM

Mining i0coins is about 20x more profitable than mining ixcoins. So I guess I will continue to mine i0coins.


lol and tomorrow a different coin? cos these will be worth 20x less than the new one?

how many useless forks do we need? at least namecoin has an intended use apart from trading for btc briefly.

You kind of have to let the market sort this one out by itself. While it's more profitable to mine on the latest coin, people will do so. And speculators will speculate on the coin, which makes mining profitable. As more and more of these forks die and cause those speculators to lose all their money, people will wise up and not speculate on the next fork and mining on them will be unprofitable much sooner. So there will be less incentives to create them,
1375  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: i0coin pool, first block solved! on: August 17, 2011, 08:26:30 AM



Well, we suspect Oldminer is Thomas Nasakioto of ixcoin: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37502


So I guess he just wants us to all go back to mining ixcoins.


lol..

no no..please..do continue...

Mining i0coins is about 20x more profitable than mining ixcoins. So I guess I will continue to mine i0coins.

Oldminer, so are you Nasakioto or not? If so, does that mean you are also Fred? Smiley
1376  Other / Off-topic / Re: Satoshi Nakamoto - 1,5 million Bitcoins... Really? on: August 17, 2011, 07:41:51 AM
And, it is also my opinion that the theory behind Bitcoin isn't that brilliant.  The brilliance came from putting the pieces together (i.e. taking the theory, creating a mathematical analogue of it, representing that analogue in a computer program, and marketing it) and having the motivation to actually do it without knowing if it would catch on.  I, along with many of you, also have many brilliant ideas but we simply don't try to fulfill them to their ends because we think they might fail.  If they fail, it's a waste of our damn time.  And I have objections to Bitcoin because I think it is weak in theory, but strong enough to 1.) Be better than traditional fiat currencies and 2.) Gain the respect of a significant number of people.  It's a currency for the at-least moderately wealthy and computer literate.  It is not a currency for the poor or the uneducated (I use uneducated in a very general sense here to represent those who will have trouble understanding it and would need to dedicate a very significant amount of time to do so).

I actually believe what Satoshi came up with IS brilliant. And that's why I think he may not be one person. It takes someone who is great at math, economics, and computer science to come up with this. And his solution is also very thorough. I'm really surprised to see such a complete solution in a version 1 product. Know what I mean? When someone comes up with something this novel, normally, the first attempt will crash and burn. So I give Satoshi a lot of credit. He deserves every single bitcoin he owns.
1377  Other / Off-topic / Re: Satoshi Nakamoto - 1,5 million Bitcoins... Really? on: August 17, 2011, 07:32:47 AM
The Egg of Columbus comes to mind. That's why nobody else did it and people that saw it early had all kinds of objections... "An egg of Columbus or Columbus's egg refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact." A million bitcoins is the least he deserves. His "invention" is worth more than that if in the end, we have free money.

+1

I totally agree. I hope he becomes the richest man on earth. What Satoshi was able to come up with on his own was truly remarkable.

In my opinion, only simple bartering remains the solution to all currency issues.  It places importance primarily on the process of exchange, not on the products or a currency and thus facilitates healthy person-to-person communication.  I think civilization had it right to begin with and then currency came along and jacked the whole thing up (e.g. paper money is not important to me, but it's important to everyone else, so THEN it becomes important to me and displaces my values.  Bitcoin is no different).

And, it is also my opinion that the theory behind Bitcoin isn't that brilliant.  The brilliance came from putting the pieces together (i.e. taking the theory, creating a mathematical analogue of it, representing that analogue in a computer program, and marketing it) and having the motivation to actually do it without knowing if it would catch on.  I, along with many of you, also have many brilliant ideas but we simply don't try to fulfill them to their ends because we think they might fail.  If they fail, it's a waste of our damn time.  And I have objections to Bitcoin because I think it is weak in theory, but strong enough to 1.) Be better than traditional fiat currencies and 2.) Gain the respect of a significant number of people.  It's a currency for the at-least moderately wealthy and computer literate.  It is not a currency for the poor or the uneducated (I use uneducated in a very general sense here to represent those who will have trouble understanding it and would need to dedicate a very significant amount of time to do so).

Edit:  Any idiot, no matter how dumb, can place their own value on a product they own and place their own value on a product they want.  Thus, any idiot can barter and know whether or not they are happy with the exchange.

I disagree that Bitcoin is only for the computer literate. It's true that Today, if you were not computer literate, you may run into issues like losing wallets or mybitcoin fiasco. I believe in the near future, using bitcoins will be as easy as using cash and credit cards. Banks will come up with a safe and easy way for people to store bitcoins. And you will be able to use your smartphone to easily pay merchants and send money to people without needing to know how bitcoins work. For example, right now people use credit cards every day. How many of those understand how Visa charges merchants, how Visa confirms transactions, how chargeback works, or how fraud detection works. And we also use cash every day. How many understand why money is debt, how the Fed can just print money, or even that money can be created by writing a number on a computer without even printing out that money. So people will using bitcoins without having to understand block chains, elliptical cryptography, and hashing.
1378  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: i0coin pool, first block solved! on: August 17, 2011, 07:09:22 AM
So many problems.

Its amazing anyones still mining this...  Huh

what problem do you have?

Well, we suspect Oldminer is Thomas Nasakioto of ixcoin: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37502

So I guess he just wants us to all go back to mining ixcoins. Smiley
1379  Other / Off-topic / Re: Satoshi Nakamoto - 1,5 million Bitcoins... Really? on: August 17, 2011, 07:01:51 AM
The Egg of Columbus comes to mind. That's why nobody else did it and people that saw it early had all kinds of objections... "An egg of Columbus or Columbus's egg refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact." A million bitcoins is the least he deserves. His "invention" is worth more than that if in the end, we have free money.

+1

I totally agree. I hope he becomes the richest man on earth. What Satoshi was able to come up with on his own was truly remarkable.
1380  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: New Ixcoin fork -> I0coin on: August 17, 2011, 12:42:57 AM
there is https://i0exchange.bitparking.com/ (which appears to be down now xD)

you can trade bitcoins for i0coins there but I believe i0coins have no current USD/Euro/CAD value yet Sad

It's working here and there actually a lot of buy orders and no sell orders... wow. Shocked

People can't get there i0c in yet: "The funds will be available when the block count has increased by 2,016 blocks since the deposit was made."
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