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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Pizzacoin with Innovative Proof-of-Pizza on: August 05, 2017, 06:52:47 AM
Was this ever released?
Sorry, I ate it before it was released. Delicious, though...
2  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: BFGMiner 5.4.2: GBT+Stratum, RPC, Mac/Linux/Win64, Antminer S1-S5, solo stratum on: July 15, 2017, 03:02:24 PM
Will there one day be a possibility to support sha256 through gridseed miners? At the moment it only supports scrypt.
If you write the code.
3  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: BFGMiner 5.4.2: GBT+Stratum, RPC, Mac/Linux/Win64, Antminer S1-S5, solo stratum on: June 30, 2017, 07:52:20 PM
I am facing this issue 'user work with lower difficulty than device supports', what should I do. Anyone please.
Set your pool difficulty higher.
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [ANN] Bitcoin PoW Upgrade Initiative on: June 29, 2017, 02:19:10 AM
I've started a GitHub repo specifically for a possible emergency PoW change hardfork.

https://github.com/BitcoinHardfork/bitcoin

While I understand this thread works under the assumption that a PoW change will be done unconditionally, and this code can possibly be used for such a purpose, please note that it is being developed it from a strictly emergency-use-only standpoint, since the community has not rallied around the PoW change idea at this time.

I would appreciate any review and/or contributions others can provide.

The repository does not intend to select an algorithm until such time as a PoW change is needed.
For this reason, the code is being designed such that the algorithm is configurable.
Therefore, please feel free to contribute new PoW algorithm options.
5  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: June 11, 2017, 03:26:22 AM
I forget the exact words used, but an analogy along the lines of "Going to an abandoned house and placing money in a dresser drawer" was made when I was going over the miner addresses that had been inactive both on Eligius and the blockchain for multiple years.
Aside from the specific matter, it sounds like the lawyer does not grasp how Bitcoin works. Addresses are only ever used by one sender (and normally should only be used for a single transaction), so their activity level is directly related to whether Eligius is sending bitcoins to them. They should never be used for anything else. So if that was the only factor, I would say they should be assumed to still be active - there is no comparison to an abandoned house, since there is no basis to think they have been abandoned at all.

Just for future reference, or in case anyone else encounters a similar situation...
6  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: How is it possible to measure the amount of nodes that are just "listening" ? on: June 09, 2017, 07:07:41 PM
Here's a pretty neat tool in case you haven't come across it.

https://coin.dance/nodes
That's missing all the non-listening nodes.
7  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: BFGMiner 5.4.2: GBT+Stratum, RPC, Mac/Linux/Win64, Antminer S1-S5, solo stratum on: June 02, 2017, 06:23:56 AM
Representing BFGMiner and Bitcoin Knots, I officially declare these projects to hold the following positions:

  • Politically support Segwit and BIP148
  • Oppose BU's "emergent consensus" and tothemoon's Segwit-incompatible extension block idea
8  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 28, 2017, 05:57:03 PM
Hey guys, I have an old Eligius url and my password but I can't load the URL. How do I get into my account? I don't remember my address, just password. Any help? Thanks.
No, you don't. Eligius has never had passwords of any kind.
9  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: How is it possible to measure the amount of nodes that are just "listening" ? on: May 28, 2017, 05:42:57 PM
My understanding is that the chart by Luke is also showing nodes that do not accept incoming connections...
In other words: Nodes that are only listening and do not forward transactions and blocks.
You have that backward. Listening nodes are that ones that do accept connections.
Also, whether a node is listening or not is entirely unrelated to whether it forwards transactions or blocks.

Those listening nodes still need to connect to the network. They usually, on first start, will connect to a DNS Seeder and ask it for some nodes to connect to. Generally these nodes are ones that have high uptimes and high bandwidth. The seeder will also record some information about the node that asked it for data in case it is a listening node so that it can send nodes to connect to that node as well. So there are then two ways to get information about non-listening nodes; run a DNS seeder, or operate a high uptime, high bandwidth node that gets lots of connections.
DNS seeding uses DNS because the server typically never sees the actual IP querying it. Running a DNS seed does not really get any useful information.
The data used for the DNS seeder (and also part of the data for my stats) is collected by crawling the Bitcoin network directly. Anyone can do this.
10  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 19, 2017, 06:20:21 PM
Good news!

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[18:01:24] <wizkid057> alive... been unimaginably busy.  have not had access to my IRC VM for a while.  will touch base soon.
11  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 17, 2017, 05:24:46 AM
Luke-Jr when we can expect full functionality on Eligius pool ?
No idea. Still haven't heard anything from wizkid057.
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 17, 2017, 04:49:11 AM
Is anyone else minting new coins or just Elig?
P2Pool?
13  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 13, 2017, 05:35:13 PM
FWIW, he seems to have been on Twitter 2 weeks ago.

I also called his cell and left a voicemail asking him to pop into IRC and let us know he's alive when he gets a chance.

Hopefully everything is okay.

Did you ever hear from him?
-Dave
No Sad
14  Other / Bitcoin Wiki / Re: Add my site to bitcoin wiki on: May 09, 2017, 07:48:49 PM
Add it yourself.
15  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: May 08, 2017, 02:13:08 AM
FWIW, he seems to have been on Twitter 2 weeks ago.

I also called his cell and left a voicemail asking him to pop into IRC and let us know he's alive when he gets a chance.

Hopefully everything is okay.
16  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: April 17, 2017, 11:03:40 PM
I wonder if anyone might volunteer to help wizkid057 finish the migration?
17  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: March 18, 2017, 08:13:39 AM
Why could[n't] we have the old stats until the new are available!??
He's not just changing the stats. The pool's reward system changed too. The old stats never supported the new reward system.

Hey Luke, it says Eligius is one of your projects/didn't I read somewhere that you created it?  Could you help out with a temporary stats page if wizkid is too bogged down?  Grin

Do you still have a role on the admin side of this pool. Is it all wizkid now?
It might be theoretically possible, but I don't know how wizkid057 has changed things since I moved on, and I'm not sure it'd be the best use of my time.
(Keep in mind that when I ran the pool, I never had any web stats at all... that was always contributed by someone else)
18  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: March 18, 2017, 12:04:49 AM
Why could[n't] we have the old stats until the new are available!??
He's not just changing the stats. The pool's reward system changed too. The old stats never supported the new reward system.
19  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [14000Th] Eligius: 0% Fee BTC, 105% PPS NMC, No registration, CPPSRB on: March 17, 2017, 11:54:24 PM
If you're really worried, you could mine on another pool temporarily. There's nothing saying you have to be monogamous with Eligius. :p

(Not that I have any reason to doubt wizkid057 will make good on everything.)
20  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: BFGMiner 5.4.2: GBT+Stratum, RPC, Mac/Linux/Win64, Antminer S1-S5, solo stratum on: February 03, 2017, 09:50:01 PM
What is the status or plans for support of altcoin algos? I'd really like to switch to bfgminer for the configurability and monitoring, but sha256 is not profitable on my rig.
If someone else wants to maintain different algos, we can merge it and cooperate, but I am not interested.
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