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July 21, 2016, 09:13:00 AM
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The thread is now misleading as the the original ethereum is now called ETHC which retains being immutable.

ETH-HF must create a new announcement with new ethos and current thread given to ETHC. Another possibility is locking the thread since that version of ethereum no longer exists.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=428589.msg15657127#msg15657127

Temporarily at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1559630.0 while our petition is granted.

I'm no longer asking for this thread, only for closure. Vitalik was selling immutable tokens which no longer exist. Keeping this thread open is deceitful.

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July 21, 2016, 09:21:54 AM
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The forum really does not get involved in these kinds of disputes.

Regardless of the above, I understand that ~none of the economy accepts the original/core/classic version of ETH, so it will be pretty much worthless. I am not even sure that the major exchanges will accept their deposits to trade as a separate coin.

I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be allowed to create your own threads to discuss each branch of the ETH hard fork, although I speculate there are already seceral.

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July 21, 2016, 09:23:29 AM
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We believe in a long term strategy being immutable. But thanks.

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July 21, 2016, 09:35:04 AM
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The forum isn't going to get involved in this sort of thing. In almost all cases, thread ownership isn't changed except with the original owner's permission. You should create a new topic. Also, if he is being deceptive, then this may warrant negative trust.

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July 21, 2016, 09:37:01 AM
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The forum isn't going to get involved in this sort of thing. In almost all cases, thread ownership isn't changed except with the original owner's permission. You should create a new topic. Also, if he is being deceptive, then this may warrant negative trust.

Thanks, he sold immutable tokens and now the word has been wiped clean. I started a new thread.

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The forum really does not get involved in these kinds of disputes.

Regardless of the above, I understand that ~none of the economy accepts the original/core/classic version of ETH, so it will be pretty much worthless. I am not even sure that the major exchanges will accept their deposits to trade as a separate coin.

I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be allowed to create your own threads to discuss each branch of the ETH hard fork, although I speculate there are already seceral.

I disagree, I would argue more like 20 - 40% of miners really were not in consensus. Many felt they did not have a choice, and many were not involved in the various votes. That's far from "~none". I do believe there is a large group that does sincerely believe in Ethereum's core values, and that this hard fork went against those core values.

I'm not even taking a side here, but this is what I've seen, read, and heard.

I do think the original thread should be locked and the two forks should create their own threads if ETHC is going to continue, which it seems like it will. I don't think ETHC should inherit the original Ether thread, though. Simply because it would cause confusion. ETHC would look like the "real Ether" which basically doesn't exist anymore with the community split as it is.

I agree, this has set a precedent. When the next smart contract failsdoes what it's supposed to do I guess we're supposed to hard fork again? Then there will be 3 different versions of ETH? How many times will we do this now? Who's going to decide what theft is worthy of a hard fork? I assume if core ETH devs and friends are hurt that will make it more likely to fork, like with the DAO?

It makes sense for ETHC to exist. I do think an exchange will add it if they see the right amount of support behind it. With all of the shitcoins that make it onto exchanges, why wouldn't ETHC? Certainly ETHC is better than the dozens of walletbuilder coins that get added to various exchanges monthly.

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July 21, 2016, 10:07:50 AM
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We believe in a long term strategy being immutable. But thanks.
That is probably not a good way to look at things. What gives any cryptocurrency value is the fact that you can spend it at various merchants, and it is impossible to force a merchant to accept a particular fork of any cryptocurrency that they do not wish to accept for any reason.

The forum really does not get involved in these kinds of disputes.

Regardless of the above, I understand that ~none of the economy accepts the original/core/classic version of ETH, so it will be pretty much worthless. I am not even sure that the major exchanges will accept their deposits to trade as a separate coin.

I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be allowed to create your own threads to discuss each branch of the ETH hard fork, although I speculate there are already seceral.

I disagree, I would argue more like 20 - 40% of miners really were not in consensus. Many felt they did not have a choice, and many were not involved in the various votes. That's far from "~none". I do believe there is a large group that does sincerely believe in Ethereum's core values, and that this hard fork went against those core values.
The miners do not give a cryptocurrency value, they give it security. Miners might not have a choice as to which branch they mine on because if they mine on the incorrect chain then they will be mining something that no merchant/exchange will accept.

I agree, this has set a precedent. When the next smart contract failsdoes what it's supposed to do I guess we're supposed to hard fork again? Then there will be 3 different versions of ETH? How many times will we do this now? Who's going to decide what theft is worthy of a hard fork? I assume if core ETH devs and friends are hurt that will make it more likely to fork, like with the DAO?
If there is an issue with an ETH smart contract in the future, then the economy can decide if they wish to accept tokens that are from a branch that addresses said issue, or if they accept tokens from a branch that allowed the issue to remain.

I do think the original thread should be locked and the two forks should create their own threads if ETHC is going to continue, which it seems like it will. I don't think ETHC should inherit the original Ether thread, though. Simply because it would cause confusion. ETHC would look like the "real Ether" which basically doesn't exist anymore with the community split as it is.
I don't think the thread qualifies for it to be locked by the forum. You can ask the OP of the thread in question to lock his thread and start a new one, although I somewhat doubt he will.

The OP of announcement threads for altcoins do have a lot of power because they have the ability to change the direction of the conversation. I guess this is one more way that you need to trust creators of altcoins with before you start investing in them. This might be one additional drawback to participating in a centralized, privately owned forum; I am not sure that a decentralized forum would really be better though.

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July 21, 2016, 10:17:46 AM
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I don't follow altcoins at all, but it seems to me that Ethereum's main problem here was that its economy wasn't backed by very many full nodes at all. See:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Full_node#Economic_strength
https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/features/validation

I'd guess that 99% of ETH owners were using EWallets. This is extremely dangerous, since it gives those EWallets massive control over the network. This is exactly the sort of centralization risk that Bitcoin experts are constantly warning about in relation to the max block size. It is absolutely essential that the economy be backed by many independent full nodes so that miners + a small handful of "major players" can't completely change the currency.

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July 21, 2016, 10:58:04 AM
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We believe in a long term strategy being immutable. But thanks.
That is probably not a good way to look at things. What gives any cryptocurrency value is the fact that you can spend it at various merchants, and it is impossible to force a merchant to accept a particular fork of any cryptocurrency that they do not wish to accept for any reason.

The forum really does not get involved in these kinds of disputes.

Regardless of the above, I understand that ~none of the economy accepts the original/core/classic version of ETH, so it will be pretty much worthless. I am not even sure that the major exchanges will accept their deposits to trade as a separate coin.

I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be allowed to create your own threads to discuss each branch of the ETH hard fork, although I speculate there are already seceral.

I disagree, I would argue more like 20 - 40% of miners really were not in consensus. Many felt they did not have a choice, and many were not involved in the various votes. That's far from "~none". I do believe there is a large group that does sincerely believe in Ethereum's core values, and that this hard fork went against those core values.
The miners do not give a cryptocurrency value, they give it security. Miners might not have a choice as to which branch they mine on because if they mine on the incorrect chain then they will be mining something that no merchant/exchange will accept.

I agree, this has set a precedent. When the next smart contract failsdoes what it's supposed to do I guess we're supposed to hard fork again? Then there will be 3 different versions of ETH? How many times will we do this now? Who's going to decide what theft is worthy of a hard fork? I assume if core ETH devs and friends are hurt that will make it more likely to fork, like with the DAO?
If there is an issue with an ETH smart contract in the future, then the economy can decide if they wish to accept tokens that are from a branch that addresses said issue, or if they accept tokens from a branch that allowed the issue to remain.

I do think the original thread should be locked and the two forks should create their own threads if ETHC is going to continue, which it seems like it will. I don't think ETHC should inherit the original Ether thread, though. Simply because it would cause confusion. ETHC would look like the "real Ether" which basically doesn't exist anymore with the community split as it is.
I don't think the thread qualifies for it to be locked by the forum. You can ask the OP of the thread in question to lock his thread and start a new one, although I somewhat doubt he will.

The OP of announcement threads for altcoins do have a lot of power because they have the ability to change the direction of the conversation. I guess this is one more way that you need to trust creators of altcoins with before you start investing in them. This might be one additional drawback to participating in a centralized, privately owned forum; I am not sure that a decentralized forum would really be better though.

I suck at proper quoting so I'm quoting the whole post..

You've just supported my point. Miners did not have a choice but to mine on the branch that was decided for them. From my understanding, every pool had a significant portion of their miners opposing the hard fork. With one pool having the majority opposing the hard fork but doing it anyways because other pools did. That's what I mean by not having a choice.

Miners absolutely give a currency value. Go look at any of the coins with no mining power. they don't go anywhere. Coins need hashrate for the value to increase. Alternatively, they need massive ICOs. Which Eth did obtain, under policies that they have now gone against.  Not that I wanted to see people lose all their DAO, don't get me wrong, it was a shitty situation no matter what.

I agree, Vitalik isn't about to lock the thread, and it probably doesn't fall into the forum rules. I still think they should all branch off and create their own threads. Noting, there are now 3 proposed Ether currencies. The original is gone. Therefore, the original thread is misleading.

As far as the OP says Polo has already said they will issue ETH and ETHC. I assume this means they will add ETHC to their exchange as well. We'll have to see what happens with Ethregen.

"If there is an issue with an ETH smart contract in the future, then the economy can decide if they wish to accept tokens that are from a branch that addresses said issue, or if they accept tokens from a branch that allowed the issue to remain. "

Case and point.

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July 21, 2016, 11:06:35 AM
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I don't follow altcoins at all, but it seems to me that Ethereum's main problem here was that its economy wasn't backed by very many full nodes at all. See:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Full_node#Economic_strength
https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/features/validation

I'd guess that 99% of ETH owners were using EWallets. This is extremely dangerous, since it gives those EWallets massive control over the network. This is exactly the sort of centralization risk that Bitcoin experts are constantly warning about in relation to the max block size. It is absolutely essential that the economy be backed by many independent full nodes so that miners + a small handful of "major players" can't completely change the currency.

I believe 99% of ethf users were in it for the pump and dump. None had an intent to run nodes, create an economy, build contracts, nothing.

Vitalik has set a precedent. If there's ever child porn, drugs, gambling, etc. The fbi can come straight to his house and he has 0 deniability. He'll be in jail for contempt.

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July 21, 2016, 11:10:29 AM
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it seems to me that Ethereum's main problem here was that its economy wasn't backed by very many full nodes at all.
I was always under the impression that (possibly until recently) the only wallet software available was a full node. Although I suspect that a lot of etherum was stored on exchanges considering trading volumes.


It is absolutely essential that the economy be backed by many independent full nodes so that miners + a small handful of "major players" can't completely change the currency.
What would you consider to be part of the economy that should be backed by a full node?
Someone who is interested in Bitcoin but never owns any, even temporarily? - No. (this person running a full node might be helpful in terms of hosting historical blockchain data).
Someone who buys bitcoin on Localbitcoins (or another exchange), and the withdraws bitcoin to their wallet?
Someone who buys and sells things on a peer-to-peer basis in the marketplace sections of the forum - with reputation that results in them sending first?
Someone who buys and sells things on a peer-to-peer basis in the marketplace sections of the forum - with reputation that results in them sending last?
Someone who only buys things on a peer-to-peer basis?
Someone who buys things from larger businesses (eg someone who buys from gyft, Expedia, ect.)?
A small business that accepts bitcoin alongside fiat as a form of payment, and has a few hundred thousand to a few million dollars worth of bitcoin sales per year?
A major bitcoin related business? Yes (obviously)
A major bitcoin exchange? Yes (obviously)

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July 21, 2016, 11:15:30 AM
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Most of them used exchanges and https://www.myetherwallet.com

Their interest was never long term. I've never seen them mention offline wallets.

Many of us bitcoiners have been here for 5 years pouring in blood, sweat and tears.

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You've just supported my point.
I don't think so.
Miners did not have a choice but to mine on the branch that was decided for them. From my understanding, every pool had a significant portion of their miners opposing the hard fork. With one pool having the majority opposing the hard fork but doing it anyways because other pools did. That's what I mean by not having a choice.
If this was the case then those miners should have moved their equipment to a different pool that did not support the HF. If what you are saying is true, then they were saying one thing with their mouths but were taking a second action with their equipment. Either way, I believe that you were most likely hearing propaganda (or are spreading it yourself).

Miners absolutely give a currency value. Go look at any of the coins with no mining power. they don't go anywhere. Coins need hashrate for the value to increase. Alternatively, t
No. It is the other way around. People will mine on coins because it has value. Look at the difficulty of Bitcoin. As a general rule, difficulty spikes tend to happen after increases in price.


"If there is an issue with an ETH smart contract in the future, then the economy can decide if they wish to accept tokens that are from a branch that addresses said issue, or if they accept tokens from a branch that allowed the issue to remain. "

Case and point.
I am not sure what you mean here. I could say that I only accept "bitcoin" that is on a branch that allows for 2MB blocks, however if I were to do this then any coin that I would receive would be worthless until and unless many others also are willing to accept coins from the exact same branch.

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What would you consider to be part of the economy that should be backed by a full node?

Nobody should use EWallets. Casual users might use lightweight nodes, preferably with fraud proofs (which don't exist yet, but hopefully will in a couple of years). As many people as possible should use their own independent full nodes -- certainly anyone who accepts transactions automatically.

There are several plausible ways that full nodes could be distributed securely. I've recently been thinking that it might be best for the vast majority of Bitcoin trade to move to dedicated hardware. End-users would have something like a Trezor, which would operate as a lightweight node with fraud proofs, and businesses, both online and in-person, would have dedicated Bitcoin-acceptance devices which would contain full nodes. This also helps a lot with the various security issues.

Other possibilities/ideas:

- Everyone runs a full node on all devices. This is possible with aggressive pruning.
- Most people use lightweight wallets with fraud proofs, and all merchants run independent full nodes. (Unfortunately, history has so far shown that businesses are even less likely to set up full nodes than end-users.)
- Everyone has a dedicated Bitcoin "base station" device at home which acts as a full node and something like an Electrum server, and all of their wallets connect to this device.

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July 21, 2016, 12:18:36 PM
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Forking crime out may have its merits. The only dapp I saw on dao is roulette. Say gambling becomes huge in ethf.

1. Fbi visits vitalik telling him to stop gambling so he forks to ethfbi.

2. Investors want their money back so they want another fork ethf2.

How many forks will it take? All the proforkers will choose which fork? Everyone will be forking everyone else.

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You've just supported my point.
I don't think so.
Miners did not have a choice but to mine on the branch that was decided for them. From my understanding, every pool had a significant portion of their miners opposing the hard fork. With one pool having the majority opposing the hard fork but doing it anyways because other pools did. That's what I mean by not having a choice.
If this was the case then those miners should have moved their equipment to a different pool that did not support the HF. If what you are saying is true, then they were saying one thing with their mouths but were taking a second action with their equipment. Either way, I believe that you were most likely hearing propaganda (or are spreading it yourself).

Miners absolutely give a currency value. Go look at any of the coins with no mining power. they don't go anywhere. Coins need hashrate for the value to increase. Alternatively, t
No. It is the other way around. People will mine on coins because it has value. Look at the difficulty of Bitcoin. As a general rule, difficulty spikes tend to happen after increases in price.


"If there is an issue with an ETH smart contract in the future, then the economy can decide if they wish to accept tokens that are from a branch that addresses said issue, or if they accept tokens from a branch that allowed the issue to remain. "

Case and point.
I am not sure what you mean here. I could say that I only accept "bitcoin" that is on a branch that allows for 2MB blocks, however if I were to do this then any coin that I would receive would be worthless until and unless many others also are willing to accept coins from the exact same branch.

It makes no sense to fight ethc. You already have ethc and we're trying to give you value. Anyone with 10k I'll give you $50.

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You are acting as a common dictator.
You as many other in the past, by limiting the market to express itself, you will not be able to understand your mistakes.

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Nobody should use EWallets.
Then help to give other solutions, by limiting and censoring other solutions, you and other will not be able to understand what it is really needed to fix problems.

There were many good developer before Satoshi in the past, many were for sure better than him on developing/writing code.

But he was able to develop Bitcoin because he had a better open mind other there only being able to writing code, and to understand the market demand.

Your continue appeal to authorities/"experts" (and forcing other to follow this) is bullshit that is damaging Bitcoin by more than a year.

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@theymos
You are acting as a common dictator.
You as many other in the past, by limiting the market to express itself, you will not be able to understand your mistakes.

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Nobody should use EWallets.
Then help to give other solutions, by limiting and censoring other solutions, you and other will not be able to understand what it is really needed to fix problems.

There were many good developer before Satoshi in the past, many were for sure better than him on developing/writing code.

But he was able to develop Bitcoin because he had a better open mind other there only being able to writing code, and to understand the market demand.

Your continue appeal to authorities/"experts" (and forcing other to follow this) is bullshit that is damaging Bitcoin by more than a year.

Im a member for quite a time now here and must sadly agree to this... Ugh.

I noticed too that theymos acted quite commanding and close minded about some discussions in the last past year.

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July 21, 2016, 05:02:35 PM
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What would you consider to be part of the economy that should be backed by a full node?
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 As many people as possible should use their own independent full nodes -- certainly anyone who accepts transactions automatically.
I would agree with the underlined portion.

However I am not so sure about most other users, especially those that are sending property prior to receiving Bitcoin. If I send a wire to coinbase to deposit to my account, buy Bitcoin on their exchange then withdraw to an address I generated on bitaddress then there is really no difference between coinbase sending me nothing and coinbase sending me an invalid transaction.

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I've recently been thinking that it might be best for the vast majority of Bitcoin trade to move to dedicated hardware. End-users would have something like a Trezor, which would operate as a lightweight node with fraud proofs,
I would not call a light wallet to be a "full node". I also think that SPV wallets are so popular because of the near zero resources they use and the small amount of loss of security that is lost verses using a full node.

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businesses, both online and in-person, would have dedicated Bitcoin-acceptance devices which would contain full nodes. This also helps a lot with the various security issues.
I think that running a full node at the point of sale would open up additional potential security issues, primarily the risk of a Sybil attack against the POS (point of sale). I think a better setup would be a business would have the POS display an address (and amount) to pay to, the customer pays, and a full node (or group of nodes) will report back to the POS that payment has been received. The node would be physically located away from the POS, making it more difficult for an attacker to be know the IP address of the node validating the transaction.


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Other possibilities/ideas:

- Everyone runs a full node on all devices. This is possible with aggressive pruning.
I am not sure about this, more and more people are moving toward using things like IPads and phones as their only "computer", which are not designed to handle the kind of work that nodes require.

I also don't think that the user who only transacts very infrequently and only receives Bitcoin after sending property will have very much interest in investing very much space on their computer to store the blockchain, and if pruning is too aggressive then users will find themselves needing to redownload the blockchain every time they open their node.

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- Most people use lightweight wallets with fraud proofs,
I don't think that increasing the maximum block size will increase the cost of using a light client at all.

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  all merchants run independent full nodes. (Unfortunately, history has so far shown that businesses are even less likely to set up full nodes than end-users.)
It sounds like your answer to my question is that all merchants should be running a full node.

I am surprised by the underlined portion. I am not sure what would reverse this trend. I would argue that this might be an indication that cost is not a major motivating factor when deciding to run a full node as a merchant, so increasing the maximum block size (and this the cost of running a full node incrementally) might not cause the number of full nodes run by merchants to decline. I don't think full nodes run by non-merchants are going to do anything to prevent consensus rules from changing without consensus.

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- Everyone has a dedicated Bitcoin "base station" device at home which acts as a full node and something like an Electrum server, and all of their wallets connect to this device.
This sounds very interesting. You should create node software that works this way. I wouldn't run a node at home though (I don't want my ISP knowing that I am using Bitcoin, which they will know, even if I am using tor), I would instead use a VPS.

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I wouldn't run a node at home though (I don't want my ISP knowing that I am using Bitcoin, which they will know, even if I am using tor), I would instead use a VPS.

But a VPS node is not under your physical control. How do you know it is not compromised, and that it is actually enforcing rules correctly? There is too much trust involved there. You also cannot use this node to transact unless you store your private keys on a foreign VPS controlled by a third party. That seems insane. That means the only value it provides is to bootstrap new nodes -- assuming your node is actually operating honestly.
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