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June 08, 2011, 07:00:06 AM
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Would you rig the network with deepbit, if you were the pool operator?

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June 08, 2011, 07:03:39 AM
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I couldnt find the appropriate response in your poll, but what I would do:

Sell off 5% of my accumulated BTC every day until I was at about half my total amount, then attempt double spends in the thousands of dollars while my block chain was statistically able to support it.

Either way I would come out massively ahead.

And I would laugh at all the fools who voluntarily allowed me to destroy the project they were trying to contribute to/profit from.
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June 08, 2011, 07:06:39 AM
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If I were tycho I'd wait. 50% is a terrible time to start forking, perilously close to having authority removed from me. If my pool were still growing as his is, with no reason to see it slowing I'd let my pool grow larger and larger. When I had assumed a large enough safety margin, and people felt all safe and comfortable since I didn't do anything for a long time after 50%, then and only then would I consider any shenanigans.

Though to be fair Tycho is making about $2500 / day right now, so he's sitting pretty. He only has to wait until he gets tired of all this pool operator bitcoin nonsense to start cashing out.

EDIT: Sorry $3,250 / day.
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June 08, 2011, 07:10:56 AM
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I would fork Deepbit. I mean, I'd have Deepbit 1 and Deepbit 2. I wouldn't fork bitcoin because it would lower confidence in bitcoins.

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June 08, 2011, 07:12:37 AM
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I would fork Deepbit. I mean, I'd have Deepbit 1 and Deepbit 2. I wouldn't fork bitcoin because it would lower confidence in bitcoins.
If they are controlled by the same person they could collude their block chains to be exactly what they both want.  There is no increase in security.
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June 08, 2011, 07:13:47 AM
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$3K/day is $1M/year, bcpokey, will you burn that many green papers? flames will be spectacular!

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June 08, 2011, 07:16:31 AM
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If I was Tycho,

I would secretly start my 2nd pool named something different with 0% fee.
Each of my pool will have 30% of the market, and everyone will feel safe & stop making threads.

But I actually have 60% of the total mining and can fork whatever I want.

It's just me though Tongue

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June 08, 2011, 07:31:37 AM
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$3K/day is $1M/year, bcpokey, will you burn that many green papers? flames will be spectacular!

Yes I understand I'm the one who did the math. That's why I said that he is sitting pretty for now. But honestly this is a lot of work for a very volatile system. Not to mention it's a very tenuous situation for him to be in. A system that generates $1,000,000 a year attracts a lot of attention (from both underground and above ground sources), not to mention one that controls 30million dollars flowing through it. He might find himself in a situation where he is being bought out or forced out or just wants to stop dealing with all the headaches that this entails, and wants to cash out quick. Who knows. That's why I said for now if I were him I'd sit on my magical money fountain and only when I got sick of the headache bring it all down around me while profiting to the max.
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June 08, 2011, 07:49:54 AM
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$3K/day is $1M/year, bcpokey, will you burn that many green papers? flames will be spectacular!

Yes I understand I'm the one who did the math. That's why I said that he is sitting pretty for now. But honestly this is a lot of work for a very volatile system. Not to mention it's a very tenuous situation for him to be in. A system that generates $1,000,000 a year attracts a lot of attention (from both underground and above ground sources), not to mention one that controls 30million dollars flowing through it. He might find himself in a situation where he is being bought out or forced out or just wants to stop dealing with all the headaches that this entails, and wants to cash out quick. Who knows. That's why I said for now if I were him I'd sit on my magical money fountain and only when I got sick of the headache bring it all down around me while profiting to the max.

70 Blocks/Day (Generous) * 50 BTC/Block * .03 Fee * 25 USD/BTC * 365 Days = US$958,125

Consider that he's probably just holding a lot of BTC since cashing that all out could make a big dent in the cash holdings of any market.
Not counting server and bandwidth costs which are probably huge.
Not counting possible losses on the PPS side.
Not counting possibly paying other people to help with the system since it's huge for 1 person to run.
Not counting many other factors.

Also consider than introducing a double spend chain is not a quick and easy process. It takes a lot of work.

If I was tired of running it then I would sell it since it has a US$1M/yr valuation, otherwise I enjoy the hell out of running it and watch the success of my labors.

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June 08, 2011, 07:58:46 AM
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Wow. There's a lot of unethical people here.

Or maybe they're just jealous and projecting.

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June 08, 2011, 08:04:24 AM
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Somewhat offtopic: Why do people keep quoting my own math back to me in responses to me? If I said he makes a million a year, you don't need to prove to me that he makes a million a year.
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June 08, 2011, 08:06:29 AM
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Somewhat offtopic: Why do people keep quoting my own math back to me in responses to me? If I said he makes a million a year, you don't need to prove to me that he makes a million a year.

So other people can see it.
And if we had this conversation yesterday it would be less than $800,000 per year.

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June 08, 2011, 08:06:59 AM
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I don't see how anyone in their right mind would do smth like this. If he did people would surely switch, I don't think that can be covered by double-spends.
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June 08, 2011, 08:08:23 AM
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Somewhat offtopic: Why do people keep quoting my own math back to me in responses to me? If I said he makes a million a year, you don't need to prove to me that he makes a million a year.

Dude you don't understand, the point is, you did the math wrong.

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After you vomit and cry yourself to sleep that night, you wake up and remember
Tycho is making bazillions in Chinese Yuan off of Deepbit.
That is all.

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June 08, 2011, 08:11:02 AM
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Somewhat offtopic: Why do people keep quoting my own math back to me in responses to me? If I said he makes a million a year, you don't need to prove to me that he makes a million a year.

Dude you don't understand, the point is, you did the math wrong.

Elephants * bananas + apples = Monkeys
Barracudas + Battlefield 3 - Dinosaurs = Humans

You take Humans/Monkeys = Rise of the Apes (Planet of the Apes Prequel)

Then you add Jeff Goldblum
And you take the negative Rotten Tomatoes score and add Macaroni and Cheese and a tub of ice cream.

After you vomit and cry yourself to sleep that night, you wake up and remember
Tycho is making bazillions in Chinese Yuan off of Deepbit.
That is all.

Fair answer.

Just for fun though I was curious how much Yuan that would actually be.

1,000,000.00 USD   =   6,476,805.95 CNY. Tycho can have one hell of a party in china.
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June 08, 2011, 08:50:28 AM
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Somewhat offtopic: Why do people keep quoting my own math back to me in responses to me? If I said he makes a million a year, you don't need to prove to me that he makes a million a year.

because your math is the only reason, if you were a singer, you won't cut off your own tongue...

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June 08, 2011, 10:02:48 AM
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If I were tycho I'd wait. 50% is a terrible time to start forking, perilously close to having authority removed from me. If my pool were still growing as his is, with no reason to see it slowing I'd let my pool grow larger and larger. When I had assumed a large enough safety margin, and people felt all safe and comfortable since I didn't do anything for a long time after 50%, then and only then would I consider any shenanigans.

Though to be fair Tycho is making about $2500 / day right now, so he's sitting pretty. He only has to wait until he gets tired of all this pool operator bitcoin nonsense to start cashing out.

EDIT: Sorry $3,250 / day.

Ummm no he is not making near that much.  The pool makes about 3,700 BTC a day at given rates.

Deepbit takes about 1.5% of that (3% fee, but there are no stale shares or invalid blocks which accounts for about 1.5%).

1.5% of 3,700 = 55.5 BTC a day.

55.5 BTC a day x day average of $26 = $1443

He claims to have a couple other people involved and they are sharing profits...

Also you are forgetting the costs of running several high end servers.

Depending on how much he is sharing with others he could be making as little as $400-500 a day, or as much as $1000 or so.  Still a lot of money IMO, but not NEAR to how much you think he is making.

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June 08, 2011, 10:10:48 AM
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with how well hes doing.. there would be no sense in forking bitcoin... he makes enough money to cover himself and his costs. He is well invested in bitcoin, and is likely investing elsewhere.... and people know him enough to probably hunt his ass down and crucify him if he ever did it Tongue

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June 08, 2011, 10:15:01 AM
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If I were tycho I'd wait. 50% is a terrible time to start forking, perilously close to having authority removed from me. If my pool were still growing as his is, with no reason to see it slowing I'd let my pool grow larger and larger. When I had assumed a large enough safety margin, and people felt all safe and comfortable since I didn't do anything for a long time after 50%, then and only then would I consider any shenanigans.

Though to be fair Tycho is making about $2500 / day right now, so he's sitting pretty. He only has to wait until he gets tired of all this pool operator bitcoin nonsense to start cashing out.

EDIT: Sorry $3,250 / day.

Ummm no he is not making near that much.  The pool makes about 3,700 BTC a day at given rates.

Deepbit takes about 1.5% of that (3% fee, but there are no stale shares or invalid blocks which accounts for about 1.5%).

1.5% of 3,700 = 55.5 BTC a day.

55.5 BTC a day x day average of $26 = $1443

He claims to have a couple other people involved and they are sharing profits...

Also you are forgetting the costs of running several high end servers.

Depending on how much he is sharing with others he could be making as little as $400-500 a day, or as much as $1000 or so.  Still a lot of money IMO, but not NEAR to how much you think he is making.

Yay, finally someone with different numbers. Much more fun!

Using the current data of difficulty 567358 and deepbits reported pool rate of 2366GHash/sec that calculates to 4,175 Bitcoins a day on average (currently deepbit is on a very unlucky streak so it is only doing about 3450 bitcoins a day, but that's just a bad luck patch).

So with a current mtgox price of $26 and average coin rate of 4175 that's $26 * 4175 * .03 = $3,256. If you count all the pay-per-share people that he rakes 10% off the top of, and doesn't pay out to for solved blocks that actually gets quite a bit higher. But I don't have his statistics on what that is.
If his bad luck stream continues then yes he will make less than $3,256, but higher hashrate typically yields lower variance, so he should be closer to the average than most.
The lack of invalids stales and whatnot is a fair point, but I'm going to guess that the PPS crowd offsets this and leave my numbers above.

I never said that was net, that's just how much the operator pulls off the top. If someone asks you how much you make at your job you don't immediately calculate all your bills and taxes and costs before answering do you? I have no idea how many people he is working with nor his costs, and never made any claim to that effect. Regardless he is doing very well for himself. Good for him too.
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June 08, 2011, 10:22:54 AM
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Would double spending be illegal under US law? If bitcoin is classed as a currency would it be considered forgery?

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