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April 18, 2013, 02:31:35 PM
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Hi Codehalo here,

Lurked on the forum for quite some time... I guess if someone like Adam Back can register, so can I.
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April 18, 2013, 02:37:10 PM
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Oh the ignominy of it - stuck in the newbie bin after 24 years of internet use, 18 years of linux, 30 years of programming from z80 assembler and up,  debating C++ template semantics with Stroustrupp while I was writing a parallelizing C++ source to source translator (before I evolved into a philosophically an anti-C++ person preferring C), enjoying USENET flame wars in the old days and tittering about newbies ineptitude Smiley

So anyway hi I am Adam Back, inventor of hashcash (the bitcoin mining function... all those mining cores and ASICs are grinding away producing hashcash).  So yep I contributed to the environmental crime of so far 40MW continuous mining.  We installed a 3.5kW solar installation but it seems like a small offset :|  I also implemented the opensource library credlib which implements Chaum and Brands ecash.  And actually reinvented offline multiple transfer Brands ecash (turns out someone else already figured it out when I asked Stefan).  I consulted for Nokia on ecash crypto back in 2002.  I worked at Zero-Knowledge Systems from 2000-2003.  So anyway I know a few things about ecash, privacy tech, crypto, distributed systems (my comp sci PhD is in distributed systems) and I guess I was one of the moderately early people to read about and try to comprehend the p2p crypto cleverness that is bitcoin.  In fact I believe it was me who got Wei Dai's b-money reference added to Satoshi's bitcoin paper when he emailed me about hashcash back in 2008.  If like Hal Finney I'd actually tried to run the miner back then, I may too be sitting on some genesis/bootstrap era coins.  Alas I own not a single bitcoin which is kind of ironic as the actual bitcoin mining is basically my hashcash invention.  (The only difference being a double hash for a bit of added design paranoia, the switch from SHA1 to SHA256 and defining fractional bits - hashcash difficulty can only double or halve - just count leading bits - bitcoin variant of hashcash defines the challenge as to find hashes < 2^x where x is the log2(difficulty)+32 in bits which is the same when there is no fractional part).

I am a strong believer in distributed trust models.  I was one of the early and vocal technical voices on the cypherpunks list.  Worked on distributed trust privacy tech and anonymity designs at ZKS (ToR is a newer re-implementation of their freedom network which includes my forward anonymity contribution), understand the risks of centralization, vocalized concerns about the risks of CA model, decade before we saw diginotar and others bring those predictions to fruition with Iranians and other CA operators issuing rogue sub-CA certificates for gmail.  I broke a number of crypto deployed systems most of which under NDA.  I have some concerns about centralization trends and how to avoid them on bitcoin.  Oh yeah I proposed something namecoin like also a decade or so back.

But for now I, just gotta get out of the newbie trap.

Ignominy, my word for the day Cheesy

Adam


that's quite the resume

It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

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April 18, 2013, 02:40:52 PM
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gettin rdy to bitcoin mine hardcore!
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April 18, 2013, 02:41:22 PM
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Interested in DIY ASIC mining and Bitcoin market stability.
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April 18, 2013, 02:45:56 PM
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hey all whats up. new to the bitcoin scene as a miner. ive been watching the progress on this new commodity since 2010-11 and am now financially able to start putting together mining hardware. let the bit minting begin..... mwa hahahahaha.

but seriously, im mitsanaga. and to be clear, im the only mitsanaga on the internet to the extent of my knowledge. so don't be afraid to say hi if you see me elsewhere. if its not me you end up talking to, let that person know that "their" name is already taken. (literally. i plan on buying the rights to the name... lol... maybe not, but i think most who read this post will understand what i mean) Grin
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April 18, 2013, 02:47:56 PM
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my Name avalon.
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April 18, 2013, 02:48:13 PM
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Hello There!

I am an electronic engineer with long experience in the design and manufacturing of advanced electronic circuits and PCB manufacturing.

Previously I was thinking in designing my own ASIC chips for Bitcoin mining when Avalon decided to sell batch of chips and decided to make a shot at this, and postponing my previous thoughts.

Planning in buying a full batch of 10,000 chips as soon as I can put the money together.

I also can offer to manufacture the boards for the people that are buying chips but are unable to assemble them in working boards.  I will provide the printed circuit boards and all the additional components to make the boards functional. Will deliver working and tested boards in return for a fee (over the cost of ordering the PCB and the components, assembling and testing).

More information as soon as Avalon makes available its reference design.
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April 18, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
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I've recently started mining LTC just to get some sort of stake in the cryptocurrency scene.  I look forward to watching the charts with everyone else and speculating on where this technology will be in the future.  I've certainly read more about economics and the modern banking system in the past week than I have in my entire life.

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April 18, 2013, 03:03:12 PM
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BTC old timer but new to the forum.
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April 18, 2013, 03:08:52 PM
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I was going to say Batman but I see that's over used.
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April 18, 2013, 03:10:47 PM
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Got into cryptos 3 months ago miing LTC since i only had access to multple older workstations, now im activlly trading LTC BTC while i still mine mostly LTC i switch a few GPUS to BTC when the profitability comes more inline.
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April 18, 2013, 03:15:27 PM
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survivor from 2011 Smiley)
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April 18, 2013, 03:18:00 PM
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Hello everybody!
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April 18, 2013, 03:19:02 PM
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Been lurking here for awhile, figured it was time to make an account!
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April 18, 2013, 03:28:10 PM
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Hello, been lurking for a while... and now I'm saying hello so I can start to buy/sell bitcoins and other alternate cryptocurrencies outside of trading sites. Smiley
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April 18, 2013, 03:31:51 PM
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I am a newb, purchased a 7970 Radeon and have been mining for a couple weeks.  I almost up to .5 btc.  I would love to get my hands on an asic miner, but as you guys know that is not very easy to do. 
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April 18, 2013, 03:38:19 PM
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Hello, Just Started GPU Mining.

FPGA Programmer with access to Spartan6 and Kintex7
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April 18, 2013, 03:40:58 PM
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Hi, been watching Bitcoin raise it's head since almost it's beginning but never actually participated, only followed news etc.

Now wetting my finger with these crypto-currencys mostly LTC for now till I understand all the ins and outs of mining, then might invest in some worthy hardware...

>>> If I've been of any help pls consider donating any cryptocurrency to my Cryptsy - [Trade Key: f400d7b9519d125b9908427c6ab1f28e918e3947] <<<
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April 18, 2013, 03:42:20 PM
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Any other newbies using FPGAs? I have not used python, and starting to realize this may be required.
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April 18, 2013, 03:42:44 PM
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I am Chad from Lima Ohio and new to the forum and to BTC. Thanks for the information that is shared here.
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