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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Your Bitcoin storage solution? "Share It!" on: April 13, 2014, 02:13:07 AM
Cryptsy, btc-e both with 2fa and Multibit on a truecrypt drive.

I know bad innit!
2  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Win stuff by telling businesses that DON'T accept bitcoin, that they should! on: April 09, 2014, 12:07:47 AM
Prize now fluttered it all away on the poker machine, was fun  Grin
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: A successful DOUBLE SPEND US$10000 against OKPAY this morning. on: April 08, 2014, 09:28:29 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but forks are only possible with a certain amount of hash power, and to gain enough hash to fork the Bitcoin chain would be very expensive and thus impractical.

yeah you're wrong.

Forks happen anytime 2 miners solve a block referencing the same previous block.

But usually one of the forks gets chosen by consensus right? And after 6 of so confirmations it is extremely unlikely to change.

When this thread was opened there was a bug (or bug fixed) with the latest version of the software which means that the new version of the software chose a different branch to the old, which is a very different and horrible problem. IIRC the developers told people to downgrade to the old version and the associated fork became the chosen fork, and thus losing transactions made in the unchosen fork.

Hammer me if this isn't 100% accurate but I think it is the gist.

Usually forks are OK and get resolved. This thread is about a different 'hard' fork cause by software issues.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Chess + Crypto on: April 08, 2014, 09:19:39 PM
Hhmm... so how would the proof of work?
I've been thinking about this and it is quite difficult, but probably not impossible.\

If I am Kasparov, and you beat me at chess, I think that is good proof of work. If you lose, then it doesn't prove anything. So winning chess games should be linked to block creation.

You'd need a way to score players so that you know if someone beat a good player (= proof of work) or a bad or unknown player (= proof of nothing).

You'd need a way to prevent or discourage fake opponents too, that lose on purpose to give score to others.

I am thinking of something along the lines of pools of players.

Pool 1 has 10 players, Pool 2 has 100 players, Pool 3 has 1000 players etc.

And you get promoted or dropped down from pool to pool based on your play, with rewards going to winners in the higher pools.

But the details are not completed in my mind yet.
5  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: I am going to build a true random number generator ... on: April 08, 2014, 01:44:05 AM
Sounds like a fun project.  Very cool.  But why do you need to prove randomness?
It is unlikely to provide any business advantage in my opinion.

Security. If your private key ain't truly random. I may be able to guess it and steal your bitcoins.

6  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Miners DUMPING their ASICs on: April 08, 2014, 01:04:53 AM
Guys it's going to be game over soon. I just read an article explaining how bitcoin is going to reach negative values and bagholders are going to have to pay people to take bitcoins off their hands: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/talking-numbers/this-could-be-the-end-of-the-bitcoin-era-220746326.html

First people were dumping their ASICs and now this. Oh what shall we do?  Shocked

On a more serious note, it's no surprise that next-gen mining hardware will make the previous generation obsolete. Some of those people buying these unprofitable ASICs probably don't pay for electricity, and may yet see an ROI.

I'll take your bitcoins off your hands for free. Just send them to the address in my sig, and I promise I wont send you a disposal bill.
7  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Win stuff by telling businesses that DON'T accept bitcoin, that they should! on: April 07, 2014, 09:45:16 PM
To: http://www.ecoffeecard.com.au/ContactUs

"I have an idea I would like you to consider:

Since you have the ability to get a free coffee. How about you allow people to upload funds and buy coffee through the app (and pass those on to the coffee shop?).

Then you can accept payment by Paypal or similar.

And also.. and here is the exciting bit... you can accept payment for coffee by Bitcoin. People who have bitcoins are always looking for novel ways to spend them and to grow the community.

You'll be ahead of the game when Bitcoin really takes off."


***WINNER***

Hey, you just won! Smiley
Please register at https://BitBandit.eu and give me your username so I can credit it with the promised 0.01BTC

Thanks :-). I'd like to thank my mum, my dog.....

Anyway my username is chickun
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: "Goxxed" is a terrible word on: April 07, 2014, 09:36:10 PM
Goxxed is a great word. So is goxcoins, which could be generalised to mean any perpetually delinquent IOU for cryptocurrency  Grin

Everyone in this thread now has 7000 of my freshly issued goxcoins. Enjoy!
9  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: I am going to build a true random number generator ... on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:19 PM
Hardware Rngs:

10  Economy / Gambling / Re: I want to gamble!!! on: April 07, 2014, 02:14:07 AM
I'm sure someone could set up a site to automate your bet. It would have to be at least the block after the next though.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Here's an interesting question.... on: April 03, 2014, 10:42:36 PM
Brainfart removed  Embarrassed
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Chess + Crypto on: April 03, 2014, 10:18:43 PM
I'm up for coding this. Anyone want to help?

All for fun not profit of course  Grin

13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Chess + Crypto on: April 03, 2014, 09:43:40 PM
There is a way to circumnavigate around the cheating issue: Let 'em!

If Crypto-chess-coins is going to dole out coins based on some exponential growth system, then along with each game getting harder and harder to play, assuming one is playing against a computer which Ccc controls, Ccc will also control the clock as to how long it'll take before it makes its next move against each and every "miner". Thus, it doesn't matter how long it'll take for a miner to make s/he's move.

The onus will then be on the miners to obtain the best chess program available to garner more wins over time. At some point, when such is more difficult to obtain, more powerful chess programs will need to be created. Imagine, in the future ordering said programs/systems/rigs from Rook Labs or Bishop Studios or Knight Mills or Queens with Clubs.

Who knows! At the end of the day some ber-chess program my be devised that wouldn't have been created earlier due to the advent of Crypto-chess-coins.

Now, one's able to envision Solitaire Coin, Backgammon Coin, or even Puzzle Coin, all pegged against a computer opponent with a dual difficulty component incorporated, adjusted depending on the payout schedule.

During the penning of the last paragraph, I envisioned something pertaining to Puzzle Coin, but I see that http://puzzlecoin.com/ is already taken, but from the looks of the site, it could easily be re-branded.

Picture sometime like below that has to be solved via moving the pieces into place, then rewarded once completed. See the beauty of the example? Advertiser's logos (with generated links once solved, then also emailed) are the puzzles.



I agree!

It now becomes a contest of who can either write the best chess program and/or throw computing power at it.

One way is to use the chess scoring system, and the nodes accept the block created by the highest scoring address at the time.

Nodes can verify all games and scores quickly from the genesis game of course.

Any newcomer who is good can quickly rise to the top due to how the chess scoring works, but as they get near the top they need to beat the best continually to get the top score.

There are a lot of security things to be thought of e.g. shill players who lose on purpose to boost another players score.

There is no need to have difficulty adjustment because it is always as difficult as whoever is playing at the time. And there is an financial incentive for miners as with bitcoin so plenty of "hash power". Or should I say "horse power".

I'm a coder and be interested in helping develop something like this, a prototype at least.

Edit:

Man this is really interesting -E.g.  I just thought would you build a program to try and win all the time or not? Winning all the time would take more resources, so you play less games. Or do you play more games and win 90% of the time. Which would give you a higher score? So much scope for miners to think rather than just throw money at asics like you do with bitcoin. Infact asics would be a disadvantage because you can't change the algorithm when a better one comes out next week.

14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 15th of April on: April 03, 2014, 08:47:54 PM
I'm holding, so expect an epic crash  Grin
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: DVRs hacked, from the point of view of an insider on: April 03, 2014, 08:25:15 PM
You are 2 days too late.
16  Economy / Speculation / Re: You are here. on: April 02, 2014, 04:31:46 AM
My conclusion: OP frustrated with pause in mission to the moon.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I found some faucet money from the Good old days (2009-2010) :P on: April 02, 2014, 02:17:28 AM
sitting in a 3150 BTC account on BitcoinRichList.

new faucet to open slowly.  over time

cause it is deep quantum freeze storage Shocked

SHA-256 - SHA-512 encrypted blockchain :p



I am trying to decrypt your post.  Huh

So it sounds like someone with 3150BTC (not you) either ran a faucet or received moeny from one. You would like them to give the money away in a new faucet.

Dream on.

18  Economy / Speculation / Re: Why is the price going up again? (1st april 2014 around 17:30) on: April 02, 2014, 01:07:50 AM
i dont think the bear market and bull markets reall apply with bitcoin. bitcoin is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for 1 at any given time. sometimes 1$ sometimes 1000$



I would really like to hear the reasoning behind this

Me too.

To me it is nothing but bull market, bear market, bull market. Ok occasionally a flat market too.

19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Sexy Question on: April 02, 2014, 01:01:54 AM
wives do not make money having sex. they make money:
by refusing sex until the husband buys them stuff
by getting a divorce, meaning it costs the guy 50% of wealth to never be able to have sex with that women ever again.

smart women use sex AGAINST a man to get money (wives)
silly women use sex WITH a man to get money (whores)

Yep. You are a virgin. I can tell. Cheesy

actually im Unhappily married.. my first statement explains why im unhappy

Sorry to hear that :-(

Not all women are like that, you got unlucky.

Anyway - FTFY: Smart women are able to make money without help from men.

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Sexy Question on: April 01, 2014, 11:31:11 PM
wives do not make money having sex. they make money:
by refusing sex until the husband buys them stuff
by getting a divorce, meaning it costs the guy 50% of wealth to never be able to have sex with that women ever again.

smart women use sex AGAINST a man to get money (wives)
silly women use sex WITH a man to get money (whores)

Yep. You are a virgin. I can tell. Cheesy
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