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1  Economy / Economics / Comparing Bitcoin to the Euro and other fiat currencies on: November 03, 2016, 05:11:52 PM


I recently held a presentation for the European Movement in Finland comparing the qualities of Bitcoin to the Euro and other fiat currencies. As many of you know there are six to seven characteristics (depending on whom you ask) that a succesful currency must have. I discuss that and also take about how Bitcoin can return the political system that we had in Western Europe in the beginning of the 20th century.

Let me hear what you think Smiley

The video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB-rPGcDUq0
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Urgent! Need to raise ~$1,200 USD in 24 hrs for South Pole expedition. on: January 14, 2015, 11:02:39 AM
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Urgent! Need to raise ~$1,200 USD in 24 hrs for South Pole expedition. on: January 14, 2015, 10:46:53 AM
Success!

Quote from: Faysal Hanneche
Hello to all of you, Iím from 11:00 p.m. (French time) at the South Pole. I was very well received and I have very good vibration. After a good meal and heat, I was invited to visit the US base Amudsen Scott and i also very well received. Itís cold, it falls below -30 į C and I am very tired. I have a plane this morning for the base Union Glacier and afterwards another plane to Punta Arenas in Chile. Before going to bed, I went to the place where is the point indicating the South Pole to take some pictures with the flags of my partners who trusted me and I thank the form of the heart.

I also took the time to gather myself alone and remind myself the progress so far. My head is spinning a little to see the world but I do feel that the positive waves: itís a good drunk. Friendship to all of you from the South Pole.
http://www.faysal-hanneche.com/en-direct-du-pole-sud/

Pictures and more to come. Thank you to all who supported this effort!
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Urgent! Need to raise ~$1,200 USD in 24 hrs for South Pole expedition. on: January 12, 2015, 12:51:57 PM
Good news! Faysal just called me from Antarctica. He said that he would reach the South Pole tomorrow or the day after. I expect him to be able to complete a transaction then. His expedition can be followed here:
www.faysal-hanneche.com/blog-transantarctic/  **Use Google Translate if you do not speak French**
SHA256 of address to receive bitcoins from South Pole:
b3e4066f3b1ccd87cc1089cd83793d7db7658e849a7f4f43d137d93ec42d509f

Awesome !!! Will we be able to see some picture that bitcoin flag is on the South Pole ?
That is what he told me on the phone (he left a voicemail for me). He told me that he would get pictures of the flag from the South Pole and that he would also get pictures of my company's logo, Sirius Money, from the South Pole. He also told me that he would try to call me tomorrow.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Urgent! Need to raise ~$1,200 USD in 24 hrs for South Pole expedition. on: January 12, 2015, 10:51:46 AM
Good news! Faysal just called me from Antarctica. He said that he would reach the South Pole tomorrow or the day after. I expect him to be able to complete a transaction then. His expedition can be followed here:
www.faysal-hanneche.com/blog-transantarctic/  **Use Google Translate if you do not speak French**
SHA256 of address to receive bitcoins from South Pole:
b3e4066f3b1ccd87cc1089cd83793d7db7658e849a7f4f43d137d93ec42d509f
6  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: 2014 Malla Autumn Retreat, Estonia (Sept 23-28) on: September 13, 2014, 01:04:57 PM
I look forward to participate at this event which will be my 2nd supernode event with Risto at his place in Malla. The 1st event was magnificent Smiley
7  Other / Off-topic / Re: The happy BTC circular donation thread on: August 24, 2014, 10:21:57 AM
I have decided to pass my 1 btc that Risto Pietilš gave me on to the community. I would also like to throw in a little bit myself.

I would like to donate 500 mBTC to Andres Moreno, "Pruden" on this forum, who is running Sirius Iberia together with me, a Spanish Bitcoin broker service. He is one of the most honest and structured persons I know and I look forward to cooperating with him. I would also like to donate 500 mBTC to Vedran Kajic from Croatia, "bSpend" on this forum, whom I met in Copenhagen. He lived here for two weeks where he tried to survive on bitcoins only. He is working on a project of revolutionizing the bitcoin broker business in Croatia and I have made some contacts for him facilitating this (I can't tell yet, it is still a secret). I would like to support a growing Bitcoin interest in Croatia. Vedran also runs bSpend which is a bitcoin market place.

Last but not least, I would like to donate some bitcoins to the person that has given me the most contacts, given me a lot of awesome experience, and has presented me to a lot of economic and monetary theory. That guy is Risto Pietilš. Without him, I would never have met Andrťs Moreno, Jeremias Kangas, Michael Dupree, Otto de Voogd and many others. Therefore I would like to donate 1 bitcoin to Risto Pietilš.
8  Other / Off-topic / Re: The happy BTC circular donation thread on: August 04, 2014, 10:02:17 PM
I have received 1 bitcoin, 1'000 mBTC.

Dear Risto Pietilš

Thank you for your generous gift.

I am not currently in a situation where I need donations so I would like to pass my donation on. But I need a day or two to think about whom to donate to. I have one or two names in mind but I would like to make sure that I donate to the right people.
9  Local / Skandinavisk / Jeg kÝber bitoins for kontanter i DK // Buying bitcoins for cash, Scandinavia on: July 18, 2014, 07:20:49 PM
Hej

Jeg er interesseret i at kÝbe bitcoins for kontanter. Detaljer kan vi aftale per PM. Jeg er kun interesseret i handler over 1 bitcoin. Jeg befinder mig i KÝbenhavn, men kan godt rejse efter en handel.

//

Hi

I would like to buy bitcoins for cash. Details can be arranged through PM. I am only interested in trades over 1 bitcoin. I am located in Copenhagen but I am willing to travel for trades.

I speak Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.



10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / I need advice on Bitcoin command line client on: July 17, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
I have been playing around with bitcoind and it seems fairly straight forward but it lacks a functionality that I would like to have.

I would like to have the functionality of managing cold wallets through a command line interface which I could control via an API. So basically, what I am looking for is an overview of the different command line implementations for running a full bitcoin node. Preferably one that can handle cold wallets. I am interested in integrating this with PHP scripts, Python scripts, and perhaps also C++.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on: July 17, 2014, 01:04:53 PM

You own no property whatsoever, than? Perhaps you didn't get the memo, but property is theft!

Welcome to reality. Enjoy your stay.


Ok. Please post your private keys then.
After you. I must warn you though, I am a thief and very dishonest when it comes to matters of money. Society has trained me to be this way for survival, you see?
Nonsense. I was not the one who said that property is theft.

If you believe property is theft you should post your private keys on this forum. And you cannot make demands before you do it since you are not in a position to make demands on the bitcoins that you happen to have access to. Remember: property is theft.
You are missing the point. It doesn't matter who said it, what matters is that it is the truth. Property IS theft, it is a theft of the birthright of all human beings, and indeed all living creatures. I speak of our mother Earth, which has been stolen by violent means and then claimed piecemeal and defended by further violence.

If you believe property is theft you should post your private keys on this forum.
I already told you, like you I am a thief. Capitalism has made me this way - taught me violence and greed, tools I am very adept at using today. Why would a thief give anything away? What don't you understand about this simple concept?


I see you link to a video with a speech by Stephan Molyneux so I am assuming that the non-sense you are writing is your attempt of trolling. I hope so for the sake of humanity. /EOD
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on: July 17, 2014, 12:49:00 PM

You own no property whatsoever, than? Perhaps you didn't get the memo, but property is theft!

Welcome to reality. Enjoy your stay.


Ok. Please post your private keys then.
After you. I must warn you though, I am a thief and very dishonest when it comes to matters of money. Society has trained me to be this way for survival, you see?
Nonsense. I was not the one who said that property is theft.

If you believe property is theft you should post your private keys on this forum. And you cannot make demands before you do it since you are not in a position to make demands on the bitcoins that you happen to have access to. Remember: property is theft.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on: July 17, 2014, 12:43:52 PM
I watched this trailer 10 times. Where can I watch the whole thing?

You can watch it with me in Chicago on Friday Smiley

https://twitter.com/BitcoinDoc/status/487718178605113344

Well this sounds evil but make a low res copy while your at it so we can get it over with
It's not evil, information wants to be free. Someone please do this. Maybe we should start a BTC pool bounty for whoever gets us a copy first?

"Beware those who would deny you access to information, for in their hearts they dream themselves to be your masters"
I'll play no part in theft.
You own no property whatsoever, than? Perhaps you didn't get the memo, but property is theft!

Welcome to reality. Enjoy your stay.


Ok. Please post your private keys then.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is 311023 the biggest block ever found? on: July 16, 2014, 08:50:57 PM
Apparently the block that I referred to (00000000000000001fe002705867108b54e4f532f78358040c7d2c0e6611a24e) was orphaned. Instead it was replaced by 0000000000000000132b4918e302e1630971870f4ae5a9aca009a0c75c7af27e. Being orphaned means that it is no longer part of the longest chain. But do any of you know why then it shows up in the list of the last blocks found on blockchain.info while the main chain block does not?




Is this a bug on blockchain.info?

Compare these two links:
http://btc.blockr.io/block/info/311023
https://blockchain.info/block-height/311023

They refer to two different blocks  Angry

Edit: The blockchain.info refers to BOTH but blockr refers to the "real" one. But the list of last blocks on blockchain.info only refers to the orphaned one.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is 311023 the biggest block ever found? on: July 16, 2014, 04:04:13 PM
In terms of the number of transactions, I mean. Perhaps also in the size:

Number Of Transactions   2474
Size   895.244140625 KB

https://blockchain.info/block-index/450611/00000000000000001fe002705867108b54e4f532f78358040c7d2c0e6611a24e

I googled "biggest bitcoin block", but did not find anything conclusive. Only a reddit reference to a smaller block which was by some thought to be the largest at the time:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1een9d/this_has_got_to_be_the_largest_block_ever_created/
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Thanking Banking on: July 12, 2014, 04:49:39 PM
A big thank you to the big banks, the Too Big To Fail, the Too Big To Jail, the corrupt, the cronyism, the political shielding, the ineffective regulation, TARP, QE, negative IR"S, the naked shorting, the insider trading, the robosigning, the grifters, the con men, each and every last one of you.

Why?

Because you were the catalyst for bitcoin.

Bitcoin was born because of you and the environment you created allowed it to flourish. Your excesses and failures allowed the technology to get a footing. The population was ripe for the picking without really knowing it.

Marvellous.
Gratitude is only appropriate if it was the banks' (CEOs, boards, shareholders) intention to create Bitcoin as a result of their cronyism. In other words: gratitude presupposes intent.

Edit: Human rationality and human morality comes from our consciousness and therefore a deed can only be moral if it is intentional, meaning that it has started in the consciousness. And since the banks did not intend to foster a good Bitcoin environment, we have nothing to thank them for.
17  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Why can't I solo mine? on: July 11, 2014, 10:44:55 PM
Are you using Bitcoin-QT?  if so what version?
I have downloaded the bitcoin core, the newest version: 0.9.2.1

Code:
sirius@sirius-ThinkPad-Edge-E540 ~/Documents/bitcoin-0.9.2.1-linux/bin/64 $ ./bitcoind getinfo

{
    "version" : 90201,
    "protocolversion" : 70002,
    "walletversion" : 60000,
    "balance" : 0.00000000,
    "blocks" : 310301,
    "timeoffset" : -1,
    "connections" : 8,
    "proxy" : "",
    "difficulty" : 16818461371.16111183,
    "testnet" : false,
    "keypoololdest" : 1404914102,
    "keypoolsize" : 97,
    "unlocked_until" : 0,
    "paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
    "relayfee" : 0.00001000,
    "errors" : ""
}
18  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Why can't I solo mine? on: July 11, 2014, 10:17:19 PM
The plot thickens. For some reason, I seem to be mining now. With almost 3 Mh/s it seems.

Code:
sirius@sirius-ThinkPad-Edge-E540 ~/Documents/bitcoin-0.9.2.1-linux/bin/64 $ ./bitcoind getmininginfo
{
    "blocks" : 310296,
    "currentblocksize" : 133221,
    "currentblocktx" : 183,
    "difficulty" : 16818461371.16111183,
    "errors" : "",
    "genproclimit" : -1,
    "networkhashps" : 125469353927099632,
    "pooledtx" : 185,
    "testnet" : false,
    "generate" : true,
    "hashespersec" : 2627969
}
The chance that I will find the next block is one to 125469353927099632 / 2627969 = 45708941769 = 45bn. And I find myself hoping that I will find a block  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

It is way more than a thousand times as likely that I will win the lottery by buying just a single coupon. My processor in Intel Core i5-4200M CPU @ 2.5 Ghz x 2. The i5 should give between 2 and 20 Mhash/s according to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison#CPUs.2FAPUs

But why is bitcoin daemon suddenly mining, does anybody know that?
19  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Could we invalidate all regulations? on: July 11, 2014, 06:50:48 PM
This may come off as a noob question, but wouldn't there be a way to set up Bitcoin payments for brick-and-mortar retailers without requiring something like Bitpay?
Sure. You can use a static address for this, like Mycelium wallet for Android, or you can use wallet software that generates new addresses for each transaction, like breadwallet for iPhone. BitPay, coinbase, and BIPS and superfluous in theory if the merchant does not need to convert back into fiat. The only problem is that these wallets are slightly more advanced to operate than the merchant solutions I have seen from some of these companies.
20  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Why can't I solo mine? on: July 11, 2014, 05:35:42 PM
I think they took that out of bitcoind and cgminer.  You can try cpuminer.
Huh? That sounds weird but the Bitcoin Wiki agrees with you. So why is the command still there in bitcoind? Does it only work with a GPU?



Quote from: Bitcoin Wiki / Mining / CPU Mining
CPU Mining
Early Bitcoin client versions allowed users to use their CPUs to mine. The advent of GPU mining made CPU mining financially unwise as the hashrate of the network grew to such a degree that the amount of bitcoins produced by CPU mining became lower than the cost of power to operate a CPU. The option was therefore removed from the core Bitcoin client's user interface.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining#CPU_Mining
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