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1  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Antminer S5 : 1 of 2 Hashboards Hashing, ASIC Status is fine though on: August 05, 2018, 10:33:41 AM
@ColdSense... did you ever resolve the issue with the S5.  I too have this problem.  All chips look like they work when checking the GUI and only one temp readout seems to be above ambient.  If you look at the hashing boards you can tell which board is hashing because there is a red LED that will be illuminated on the board that is hashing.  The LED is close to the left power connector.

I have left my S5 running for a while checking-in on it from time to time and have discovered it is not always the same board that is not hashing. Sometimes it is the right board that is not hashing, sometimes the left.  So i know both boards work.... just not at the same time.

If i work out why.... I will post here. Any thoughts from others will be appreciated.
2  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Misconceptions about the Lightning Network on: February 19, 2018, 12:39:40 PM
Forgive me if i am wrong but the rules for this section of the forum state "No third-party sites/clients?"

Is LN not a third party client?

Should this discussion not be on the child board?
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Ethereum in 5 years on: June 26, 2017, 06:53:36 AM
Ethereum 5 years on....

Still PoW..... 16GB GPUs are now being used for mining and DAG bloat is still an issue.  AMD and Nividia bring the market to it's knees as they will not make 32GB GPUs open to the public, (only for their own mining farms).

Users that want to run Ethereum full nodes will need 8TB hard drives because of the size of the blockchain but, mining Burst or Maidsafe is just too profitable to make freeing up the hard drive space viable. There are  only now a small number of financial node and they are under constant ddos attack.

Some ICOs have their own ICOs and the new Jaxx  now has 5000 different coin wallet, each that generate new addresses and private keys each time you make a transaction. 3rd party key management software is needed but is constantly being hacked.

Fractional Reserve Lending comes to ETH, JP Morgan sells paper backed Ethereum derivatives and futures and local retail banks offer loans of Ethereum, (All in Ether that has not yet been mined).

This is only the beginning...
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: New for namecoin - namecoin DNS for TOR on: June 26, 2017, 06:23:20 AM
Needs an easy Electrum binary for windows and something like Jaxx / Exodus integration so investors can store it easy and the price will take off.  It's been on shapeshift for some time which is good but for storing.... well, when people see that qt wallet they think there will be a big download like bitcoin-qt.  In reality its only 4GB.  That needs to be made clear to people and it will get better adoption.

I believe the coin started here on bitcoin talk after a thread discussion between Gavin Adresan and Satoshi Nakamoto.  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1790.msg28917#msg28917

Hope it brings value to Tor however, it needs encryption so it can verify that the site you are on, IS the site you think you are on, without exposing the site to regulators.  Not all websites that focus on Tor like to register their domain but, that leaves users potentially open to using fake sites. If Namecoin can solve this... we are going to the moon!
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Why altcoin price down during this week? What are the reason? on: June 26, 2017, 06:02:57 AM
The crash by ethereum is due to fake news that the founder died.

https://steemit.com/ethereum/@gaman/the-reason-for-the-massive-sell-off-in-ethereum

So why did it not recover when it was discovered that the story was bull?
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Here we go for UASF on 08/01/2017 --> www.uasfguide.com on: June 16, 2017, 12:00:36 PM
Count me in!
I currently have a BIP148 Full Node up and running in South West UK and miners pointed at Slushpool with a 148 vote. Some of my miners are old kit and are not efficient so, they remain on stand-by and can be used "as and when needed". I also intend to rent hashpower to point at either, my own node or to point at Slushpool. Can anyone recommend a fair cloud mining service?

Currently 25% of Slushpool users are happy to let the pool decide how work is allocated to miners. We need to get Slushpool to favor the BIP148, also Core voters are potential conscripts.

Anyhow, I have experience in contentious hard fork environments, I typed
Code:
appose-doa-fork
at Block 1920000 and mined the old Ethereum chain when Vitalik rolled back and forked off.  We only had 6% of network at that point but it grew to 10% within 48hours. Even with a small percentage of the hashpower we evaded 51% Attack.

Communication will be key in the first 48hours so i am just touching base to find out where those coms will be realized.

We are in a good position to have a positive outcome if the cards are played correctly.

7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Zcash4win / Zcash4mac - Anyone using them? on: June 15, 2017, 01:43:53 PM
Can you confirm the current size of the blockchain for me  thesmokingman?

The blockchain re-down load is not good.  If an external actor can crash your wallet from another node you could then be downloading a forked version.  That may be a way in.

Always remember to check the download with a SHA-256 checksum utility.

How-to here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4FAacauxo

Thanks for your feedback
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Zcash4win / Zcash4mac - Anyone using them? on: June 15, 2017, 12:33:08 PM
I am also still waiting for independent positive or negative  reports to come in about this wallet.
All i can find out is from this website
https://forum.z.cash/t/zcash4win-beta-is-out/14155/33

The blockchain is about 15GB so I will try get one running on a Windows 7 virtual machine and send it some Zec and watch it for a while with flypaper, wire-shark and process-hacker running, but any feedback from users on this wallet would be good.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: JAXX WALLET on: June 02, 2017, 11:54:56 AM
Anyone out there that can help?

Just started using Jaxx browser extension.  It works fine on my desktop on Windows 7 in Yandex browser.
But it's a no go on my Netbook ruining Linux 32bit lubuntu with the Chromium browser.  The app opens but the bottom of the Jaxx window is off the screen so i cant click "accept" to get the thing going and pair up with my desktop.

I got it going in firefox on the Netbook ruining Linux 32bit lubuntu but I don't like firefox. It's too clunky and slow. I need a lite browser and Chromium is the biz. I dont want to have to run firefox as well Chromium.


I understand Jaxx was made for Chrome but Google only make a 64bit Chrome for linux, no 32bit.
 
Both Yandex, Chrome, Brave to name but a few, are clones of the open source project "Chromium" so they should all run Jaxx ok.   But they don't.


Any ideas anyone (that does not involve using Google or Windows products)
Also i don't want to use Brave nore support ICOs like BATs

Thanks
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][QTL] Quatloo, A DarkWaveGravity Scrypt Coin Mandatory UPDATE to v1.2.1 on: March 28, 2017, 11:08:54 AM
I stoped following it after Captin Christopher Pike left. And even he was not as good his predecessor Captain Robert April.  Undecided
11  Bitcoin / Electrum / Re: Bitcoin Unlimited on: March 22, 2017, 05:01:32 PM
So the total is : 35.5 + 4.3 + 3.4 = 43.2% This is with the help of (ViaBTC, GBMiner (India), SlushPool (USA), BitClub (IceLand), Bitcoin.com (Japan))

Sluchpool are not American! They are Czech Republic

Like i say


The only advise i can give you all is MATTHEW 24:4
"Watch out that no one deceives you"

The fork will happen when you least expect it, Be prepared!
12  Bitcoin / Electrum / Re: Bitcoin Unlimited on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:45 PM
The fork will happen when you least expect it, Be prepared!

The fork is automatic after a certain percentage of nodes are running BU right?

Wrong!
Bitcoin Core will trigger SegWit (larger 2mb blocks) when 95% of the nodes on the network are running "Bitcoin Core: v0.13.0" or above.

But, "Bitcoin Unlimited" will trigger a fork with Unlimited size blocks when they have enough hashpower i.e. 51% (although they have said they will wait for 75%) even though they have only 10% of the nodes (however, they may also be able to access nodes that are Bitcoin Core: v0.12.x and below).

Currently only "Antpool" mining pool are getting ready to run "Bitcoin Unlimited" mining protocol however, they are currently the biggest mining pool.
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/pools

"Antpool" are owned by the Chinese company "Bitmain".
"Bitmain" produce and supply 75% of all the Bitcoin ASICs mining equipment.
If all the other Chinese mining pools get on board with "Bitcoin Unlimited" the fork will happen.

Exchanges already have said they will list "Bitcoin Unlimited" as an Altcoin.

I'd also be curious how we would be able to manage both coins if a fork did occur. I'm guessing we would indeed need a new wallet for this.

Yes, wallets with Replay Protection. But if either Core or Ulimited screw up their Replay Protection, we will have replay attacks on both chains and you could lose coins on the other chain .  We will also need software to "splt" the coins post fork and put them in separate wallets.

This leaves companies like electrum with the challange of having to come up with new code in their wallets and also decide if they are to put out a Bitcoin Unlimited Electrum Wallet
13  Bitcoin / Electrum / Re: Bitcoin Unlimited on: March 20, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
With the current version, the only way is to choose a server that you trust to be on the side of the fork you want. (disable auto-connect)

Right after the hard fork, we will be able to make a new release, that includes a checkpoint, because the block headers will differ.


Hi ThomasV,
I love the electrum wallet and have been a user for 3 years now.  I have many portable wallets on many USB sticks, I keep a bitcoin on each stick. However, how am i to know which server to choose? How will I know which server to trust? How do I know if the server I choose belongs to Roger Vere or not?

I could run my own electrum server but i am a windows kiddie and do not use Linux distributions. I stay way clear of Ubuntu for Political reasons relating to Mark Shuttleworth as i am a British National.

Although I love the "portability" of elecrtum portable wallets, i also run a Core Full Node that signals for SegWit.
Maybe I would be better off putting all my Bitcoin on a Core Node wallet until this charade is over.

I do not support Bitcoin Unlimited as they are like all altcoins, a Privately owned monetary system with a single point of failure, the owner.
Bitcoin is public money with no single commander in chief.

When the fork happens I will want to claim my BUCs so I can immediately sell them for BTC.
If you love Bitcoin and love freedom, I suggest all readers do the same.

So,.. ThomasV,
Will electrum put out a wallet after the fork for splitting coins?
Will electrum put out a wallet after the fork with replay protection for BUCs?
Will there be a portable version?
Will electrum put out a wallet after the fork with replay protection for BTC, because all current electrum wallets have no replay protection?


People, you are about to enter a world of REPLAY ATTACKS where coins spent on one chain will disappear from the other.
The only advise i can give you all is MATTHEW 24:4
"Watch out that no one deceives you"

The fork will happen when you least expect it, Be prepared!
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Will Kill The Income Tax on: December 14, 2016, 07:46:51 AM
Are you all mad? Bitcoin will make collecting tax easyer as tax can be collected at source when you earn and when you spend.

UK Government (Science Office) seem to be pro crypto as you can see fron this gov doc - distributed ledger technology.pdf
An interesting read, quote....
"Distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help governments to
collect taxes, deliver benefits, issue passports, record land registries, assure the
supply chain of goods and generally ensure the integrity of government records
and services. In the NHS, the technology offers the potential to improve health
care by improving and authenticating the delivery of services and by sharing
records securely according to exact rules. "

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/492972/gs-16-1-distributed-ledger-technology.pdf
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Can operating a Bitcoin node make you a target? on: December 14, 2016, 07:09:40 AM
I run a full node 24/7 364.25 from Cornwall UK   The node is 86.151.93.192/Satoshi:0.13.1/segwit and i don't use a proxy.
My ISP knows that i run a full node as i have talked to them over the phone about it.
 
I get billed every 90 days and i pay them in cash at the Post Office once the bill arrives. My ISP wants me to pay them via a direct debit from my bank account every month but i decline. Ever time they ask, i offer to pay them in bitcoin monthly but they decline.
It's stale mate. It must be such a drag for them to post me a paper bill as i refuse to use the free email address they offer me. I also refuse to give them my Russian Yandex email address and refuse to manage my account online too. I insist that i want to talk to somone over the phone in relation to my account when needed.

We can do it all online when they fall into line and take bitcoin instead of paper GBP and not until. I am quite happy to pay cash at the Post Office.

UK Government (Science Office) seem to be pro crypto as you can see fron this gov doc - distributed ledger technology.pdf
An interesting read, quote....
"Distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help governments to
collect taxes, deliver benefits, issue passports, record land registries, assure the
supply chain of goods and generally ensure the integrity of government records
and services. In the NHS, the technology offers the potential to improve health
care by improving and authenticating the delivery of services and by sharing
records securely according to exact rules. "

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/492972/gs-16-1-distributed-ledger-technology.pdf

I think the UK Gov want to dump the banks as much as we do as they can then collect tax at source with crypto.  I got rid of my bank account 2 years ago and have not looked back. I deal only in Cash or Crypto now.

If that makes me a target then so be it, you have to make a stand over what you belive but i think we have the UK Gov on side.
We are quite good at Cryptographic stuff here in UK. Did you ever hear about our Mr Alan Turing et al?

16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Why Good Altcoins Fail on: November 28, 2016, 04:11:52 AM
A good shitcoin is as rare as a conversation on this forum. Threads are usually just a list of folks opinions rather than valid argument. Anyhow, here is my opinion on what makes a good Altcoin.

The Devs need to get paid in USD or BTC.
Devs usually get paid in the shitcoin they are producing so not only do they have to dump it to get real money to live on, they have to sing its praises regardless whether they believe in it or not.
We have all had jobs involved in products or services that we have no real faith in but, we have to keep quiet about it all because we need to make a living. I once had a job making icecream and I don't even like icecream. I just thank God that they didn't pay me in the retched stuff. I would have had to go selling it after work to get real money. So if the Devs got paid in USD or BTC, they wouldn't have to promote it as falsely as they do.

Also, you need people to "big up" your coin.  It's better if you own a media outlet or a forum to do this.  Vitalik owned Bitcoin Magazine so it was easy to make positive reviews on his Ethereum. You have to spend far more time, money and resources on PR and advertising than you do on developing. You need to create loads of hype before you even release the coin.

Then you need a private slack channel so you can conspire with the exchange owners to put up false buy/sell walls in the market depth when needed.  

Finally, you need a bunch of people that think they will be rich if they hold on to it for long enough (sadly that's the easiest bit).

This is what you need for a good altcoin but remember, Devs only make money at the start unless you stick a 40% tax on the mining for the first 4 years.

I believe that the devs, forum owners, exchanges and media people are all in it together and as soon as the income starts to fail, they put out another shitcoin. This is why we have so many!


Edit: Oh I nearly forgot, a good gimmick helps.  What about something like PizzagateCoin? All good darknet pedo sites will be accepting it as payment.

17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: BURST Android mining on: November 27, 2016, 10:22:30 PM
I am not a smartphone user however, i do mine burst and i love the tech.
Maybe you could use a phone but instead of plotting to the drive storage on the phone, try piloting to some cloud storage space
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Would you invest in Ethereum longterm? on: November 24, 2016, 02:56:17 AM
crooks
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: best alternative to bitcoins on: November 24, 2016, 02:53:28 AM
() all you'll get from the people on here is a list of their pet junk. don't listen to anyone. go learn on your own and decide for yourself. even then it's almost impossible to figure out what's honest and what isn't.



This, a thousand times.
+1
Even the similar topic was repeating over ten times in my experience of my eyes.


+100
Alts are a gamble, go to a casino, more fun
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Best cryptocurrency to invest for 2017 ? on: November 15, 2016, 04:00:43 AM

    
Best cryptocurrency to invest for 2017 ?

I will not go off topic.... it's....

Bitcoin

Wallets can be downloaded at the top of this very page
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