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1  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [110+PH] KanoPool kano.is 10 BTC giveaway 🐈 on: March 31, 2018, 11:54:34 AM
Anyone looking for Bitmain coupons, go ahead and PM me.  I have about 9 $100 coupons and 9 $200 coupons.  Just spent my $400 coupons and don't plan on buying too much more for a bit.  Hate to see them go away.  Free to any takers, but would prefer them to be used for miners for Kano pool.
2  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [90+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: September 27, 2017, 11:54:20 PM
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Anyway, that is my experience with the 2 repair services.

My experience with the two services was a little difference.  I have had 4 boards fail between 6 S9s.  The first 3 were from 2 of my earlier machines and were out of warranty, so I send them to Bitmain Warranty in Colorado.  Never heard much back for a couple weeks and when I eventually heard back from then (about 4 weeks total), they apologized send the boards back fixed for free.

My last experience was with the new repair place in LA.  Since the machine was under warranty, I had to send the whole machine.  This also took a month and it wasn't until I opened a separate support ticket that magically my machine was shipped back.

Both took 4 weeks, and cost nothing.   I guess I can't really complain. Smiley . On the other hand I did lose 2 months of hashing so it did cost lost revenue.
3  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [80+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: September 06, 2017, 04:29:32 PM
So, if I understand this correctly: if I transfer my BTC's from my Kano destination wallet X to another wallet Y, and I use wallet Y to spend to BTC, I no longer have the "large amount of small transaction Satoshi's generating huge fees" issue?


Correct.  Remember that the block chain is a giant accounting ledger.  When you collect a bunch of small entries to create a larger one, it takes more space.  The transaction fee is based on how much space it takes.

If you have one large input entry, you usually get two output entries (one to your destination, one with change back to you).  That is about as cheap as it gets.

If you have 28 small input entries, and then the two output (unless you have no change at all, then you have one output), you end up with 10 times the number of transactions and subsequently 10 times the fee.

It is the sending wallet that puts this all together.  By using an exchange as the first wallet, they consolidate for you and generally charge a fixed fee rather than a per transaction type fee.

4  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [80+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: September 06, 2017, 12:10:56 PM
It is indeed the transaction combination issue leading to high fees when using the (small amounts) of mined BTC I'm referring to.
I think I understand your workaround, although I would not know how to achieve this.

Can you please elaborate on this?

Let me try, using my approach as an example.

I have my wallet at gemini.com as my payout wallet here at Kano.is. All the payments go there and collect.
Once a month, when I get my hosting bill, I pay that bill (in bitcoin), transfer some to my bank account (to pay other cryto related bills) and transfer the remainder to my keepkey (hardware wallet) account.

When I need to spend bitcoin, I use the hardware wallet, and because all the incoming transactions are fairly large (in a relative sense, compared to my normal spend), I pay minimal fees to spend the coin.

I have tried different approaches and this one is currently working the best for me.
5  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [80+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: August 14, 2017, 07:08:00 PM
WTF is greyworld saying in his sig about kanopool stealing $68,000???  You guys see this crap??
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2067192.msg20635687#msg20635687

Not sure posting that link helps or hinders the problem.  
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: First Asic for SIA - Obelisk SC1 on: July 27, 2017, 05:59:25 PM
Obelisk was sent an email about "Confirmed! We have received your coins. You will receive a second email when we verify + process the payment, and convert it to USD. This should be within 1 day. Thanks so much for your support and patience!

- Zach Herbert, VP of Operations "

But no any reply after this email.

Does anyone receive reply after received that email??

Yes, you should get a second email.  They have been swamped trying to get the v1.3.0 of Sia out the door and have been slow processing the orders.  You can always reach out to them and ask for your status in particular.  If it is has only been a couple days, I wouldn't worry.  If it is over a week, I would reach out to Zach and get an up to date status on your order.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 27, 2017, 05:56:03 PM
Started the program and received an error log telling me to restart the slad.

I have seen this issue encountered by others on the reddit blog about this new release.

This often happens when you close the client and immediately try to reopen it.  Basically the old daemon is still running (shutting down) and you try to start the new one.  This fails and tells you to restart the daemon.

It sometimes takes a while to shutdown and the only way to tell is to see if siad is still running.  If it is, best to probably just wait, although I have been known to kill the process if it takes too long.  Doesn't seem to hurt but your mileage may vary.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 26, 2017, 12:04:53 PM
If you were upgrading from 1.1.1 (and not 1.2.x) then it is normal it takes a very long time (even several hours) as the client is going to re-scan the whole blockchain to find out the funds you have in the wallet

It can be much longer if you were hosting.  They changed the they manage storage space in the 1.2 upgrade, so if you were hosting, I have heard of people taking 48hrs to upgrade - especially if you were using HDD, rather the SSD.

Also I have found that when you shutdown the client to upgrade, it may take a few minutes for the said process to actually stop.  When you try to start the new client/daemon, it will complain it is already running.

In both cases, the answer is patience, although 48 hours is a lot of patience. Smiley
9  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [75+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: July 26, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
I for one predict  12 more. Grin

Don't go jinx'n it now with your predictions.. Grin Grin
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 25, 2017, 04:55:29 PM
From Taek on Slack:

v1.3.0 is here!

Please see the release notes for a full list of changes. Highlights include greatly improved stability, including better transaction propagation, the ability to restore redundancy without having the file locally, and lots of general bugfixes. We have made more than 500 commits since v1.2.2 spanning thousands of lines of new code, and thousands of lines of new tests.

Sia API: https://github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/releases/tag/v1.3.0
Sia UI: https://github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-UI/releases/tag/v1.3.0
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 25, 2017, 02:16:55 PM
For those waiting for v1.3.0, I have a bit of an update.

The testing and fixing of problems has been ongoing with quite a few long standing bugs found.  As of yesterday morning, Taek said that they had found and fixed all the bugs discovered by the group in the #contributor channel.  With that he released an RC8 build for a final round of testing.

Nothing of significance has been discovered since then and I expect he will release the v1.3.0 pretty soon (just my opinion).  It has been a lot longer coming but I think everyone will be surprised in the performance improvements and happy with the reduced number of problems.
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [75+PH] KanoPool kano.is 0.9% PPLNS US,DE,SG,JP,NL,NYA 🐈 on: July 23, 2017, 02:53:11 PM
Drat,

One of my hashing boards on my older of two S9's is not working. I am getting about 9T-Hash/sec on that S9.
Has anyone worked with Bitmain to get a replacement hashing board? It is out of warranty so I will have to either run at 2/3rds or try the not very happy arena of ebay if Bitmain can not get me a replacement.

I have put in a repair request asking that question of bitmain but would appreciate any knowledge of past experience others have had with them.

dzimmerm

Assuming the miners are in the US, I would use Bitmain Warranty in Colorado.  They can either sell you new boards, or try to repair your old boards.  I recently had three boards repaired there (was like getting a new S9 back Smiley.  It wasn't the fastest service, but it was cheaper and closer than trying to deal with Bitmain directly.

https://bitmainwarranty.com/
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 17, 2017, 01:24:29 PM
I was still in the syncing process with my slow old hard drive and had to stop then restart the client.
When I was doing it the client automatically starting updating itself to v1.3.0
Everything went fine and it keep all the blocks I received previously before shutting down the client.
So all is good with the update and will let you know when it has fully synced.
Now I see why you would need a ssd to do this because I am on day eight now(on and off and not straight! Cheesy). Lips sealed

If you didn't mistype something I would be very concerned if the client automatically updated to v1.3.0.  That version is not even released yet (still at the RC stage).  Also I wasn't aware the GUI client auto updated even when it is released (you can manually ask it to update and it will).

I will look at the auto update stuff when I get home to my mac but your description is a little concerning.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: First Asic for SIA - Obelisk SC1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:48:35 AM
Once the ASICs ship, even only 1200 of them, it will increase the difficulty and be enough to push GPU miners to find a more profitable coin for them.  At that point since the ASICs are homogeneous in terms of hash rate, the won't matter what that rate is (as long as it was high enough to push the GPUs out).  At that point each miner will earn on average 1 / <number of miners> * block reward.  Hash rate is not part of that formula.  Hash rate will cause the difficulty to rise, but nothing else will change.

Later, if there is a generation 2 Obelisk, or someone else enters the Sia ASIC market, it gets interesting as the formula gets complicated and see start to see concerns about hash rate / watt, etc..
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 16, 2017, 10:39:53 AM
Make no release before it is ready. Smiley

The RC5 candidate for Sia was posted last night on the slack contributors channel.  Plan earlier this week was to release 1.3.0 on Friday if it is ready.  Testing on the RC5 candidate will determine that.

Testing has shown that it is not yet ready for general release.  It will be a couple more days before 1.3.0 comes out.

darval where did you get this information?

As I mention in a the quote you used, the sia slack, the contributors channel in particular which is where taek posts the upcoming release candidates. 
http://siatalk.slack.com
There is currently a RC6 candidate there.  Because of the scope of 1.3.0 changes, they have found quite a bit of problems and are unwilling to release it until they get them all resolved.  RC6 resolves the problems they have seen to date except one (that I am aware of).  Because of the instability tho, I wouldn't update to them unless you are willing to deal with some of these issues and provide feedback.  If you are, please do join us and help test the upcoming release.
 
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 14, 2017, 03:42:27 PM
Make no release before it is ready. Smiley

The RC5 candidate for Sia was posted last night on the slack contributors channel.  Plan earlier this week was to release 1.3.0 on Friday if it is ready.  Testing on the RC5 candidate will determine that.

Testing has shown that it is not yet ready for general release.  It will be a couple more days before 1.3.0 comes out.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 13, 2017, 12:21:09 PM
Make no release before it is ready. Smiley

The RC5 candidate for Sia was posted last night on the slack contributors channel.  Plan earlier this week was to release 1.3.0 on Friday if it is ready.  Testing on the RC5 candidate will determine that.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 11, 2017, 02:56:14 PM
Sia receives $400k grant from INBlockchain for development of its cloud storage platform

More details: https://sia.tech/2017grant/
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: July 08, 2017, 11:59:48 PM
RC3 came out yesterday.  Which was what I had said.  You are correct that these things can slip but in this case you are wrong.  Latest I heard was the plans are still for the formal release to be next week.

Just saw some talk about an RC4 (no timeline yet) but I will update the thread if I hear more info.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: First Asic for SIA - Obelisk SC1 on: July 08, 2017, 10:49:22 AM
June 2018 is the latest the ASICs could arrive, but their development team stated it could be months earlier. Asic production is expensive and complicated. Personally, I think they gave themselves some cushion to avoid another Butterfly Labs fiasco...

But, yeah... it's a long lead time. Probably part of the reason their 1st week presales were a tenth of what they expected. A year is a long time, no doubt... BUT with their batch capped at 4k units, the projected returns forneach unit just more than doubled...

and, as a wise man once said, "the future happens"

I think they (Nebulous Labs) were very surprised by the low volume of actual sales they had.  There are probably a myriad of reasons from focussing on the wrong market (they were marketing to SIA users rather than miners) to the long lead time and the overall current slide in the crypto market.

Personally I invested in SC last year and with the increase (before the current slide) I was able to pull out enough capital to expand my BTC miner pool, my GPU pool and buy Obelisks.  All while still holding about 1/2 my original investment in SC.  I will let the haters hate and take my increased income from my Sia involvement and enjoy. Smiley
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