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June 21, 2011, 08:36:14 PM
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please do so! and get some posts Smiley
don't be so negative, the 50-post-rule is there for a reason: to get rid of the trolls. NOT to piss newcomers off.

relax take it easy and smile. Cheesy

So when in Rome do as the Romans do; I have been watching Bitcoin for a while now, mainly for what I would have described in some groups as entertainment purposes or in others I might have said intellectual curiosity.

Anyhow, the recent flurry of security related activity with Bitcoin pushed me over the edge to start to dig deeper which brings me to this community.

My background is in authentication systems, smartcards, biometrics, protocols and such my specific interest in the forum is to explore the interest in there being a Bitcoin Smart Card; one where you could keep your ECDSA and maybe any other information that is necessary from the wallet.

The newest PIV card edge (the interface exposed by a smart card), the smartcard standard used by the DoD and their contractors, documents how to deal with ECDSA amongst other related operations and it wouldnt take a huge amount of work for these cards to be integrated into a Bitcoin wallet.

Anyway, that's why I am here to see if its worth exploring this once I can post elsewhere I will start a thread on the topic.

Ryan

Ryan,

Are you thinking contact on contactless smartcards? 

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June 21, 2011, 08:41:07 PM
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Ryan,

Are you thinking Contact or Contactless Smartcards?

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June 21, 2011, 08:43:01 PM
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June 21, 2011, 08:59:40 PM
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Ryan,

Are you thinking Contact or Contactless Smartcards?

Ron

Both could be done but the problem with contactless cards is availability of readers, additionally the security protocols around their use are less mature.

My initial thinking is a USB form form factor solution with an embeded reader; all self managed with no central card management solution; this seems to be inline with the philisophical approach supported by Bitcoins in general, though it has some risk in that if you brick your card your SoL.

Talk to me aboout securing Bitcoin with Smart Cards.
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June 21, 2011, 09:06:24 PM
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Hi just new
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June 21, 2011, 09:08:50 PM
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Hi all. New on the forum. Been lurking for awhile, so I think I understand btc pretty well.. Smiley
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June 21, 2011, 09:43:27 PM
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Semi-longtime lurker here!

A bit annoyed by this 50-post rule.. But what the hell, I'll just write a few posts here and there then! Tongue
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June 21, 2011, 09:50:09 PM
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Hi guys, Sam here..

I just joined the forums, looking to spend a couple of hours reading and educating myself.
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June 21, 2011, 10:02:35 PM
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Hi my name's Ben and I'm a mobile app developer. I've been interested in Bitcoin for some time, but only recently started really getting into it (I'll admit it's because of the much higher exchange rates it has now). I wish I'd gotten into it months ago, but what can you do Grin

I've currently got 4 mining rigs going, which I'm just trying to make enough money from this month before the difficulty level is out of control so that I can pay the difference that I'll lose selling the hardware used. Also having some fun playing the exchange market with my mined coins.

I'm looking into building an app for iOS and Android that will be a Bitcoin information and trading hub. I posted more about it in the "are you a developer thread". If anyone has any input on what they'd like to see in a Bitcoin app, feel free to PM me here or reply/dm me on Twitter @einsteinx2.
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June 21, 2011, 10:24:09 PM
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just joined the forums, trying to get it working on linux
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June 21, 2011, 10:25:50 PM
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Hi,

I hope i'll be one of the mob members that takes over the world  Grin

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June 21, 2011, 10:28:05 PM
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username kind of says who I am.  Based in New Zealand and having fun reading the flames of the Mt.Gox disaster - those people should be welcomed to the real world if they think getting regulated exchange protections from a market system like this.  Smiley
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June 21, 2011, 10:57:39 PM
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Hello.  I'm a miner, only a few weeks old.

You know, I realize that slapping a GPU into a mobo isn't that tough, but I have to say I'm pretty impressed.  Were you at least weaned off of breast milk before you got started?



And you're not impressed that I can speak and type English?  Smiley  Shit man, I became an astronaut at 10 days, this is easy.
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June 21, 2011, 11:10:53 PM
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Hello.  I'm a miner, only a few weeks old.

You know, I realize that slapping a GPU into a mobo isn't that tough, but I have to say I'm pretty impressed.  Were you at least weaned off of breast milk before you got started?



And you're not impressed that I can speak and type English?  Smiley  Shit man, I became an astronaut at 10 days, this is easy.

lol, I wish I was that good.

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June 21, 2011, 11:19:53 PM
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Hey guys, been mining for about 3 days now.  Just decided to join the forums!
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June 21, 2011, 11:35:14 PM
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Hi all, great community. My only problem is the heat from the mining rigs and the electric bill Smiley 
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June 21, 2011, 11:40:56 PM
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Hello, Nathan here, been watching bitcoin develop for about 5 months now and very impressed and finally got around to getting money in a method where it's easy to trade.
look forward to the development of bitcoin

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June 21, 2011, 11:48:13 PM
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hi, I'm here to find out more about this Mortal Kombat 4 guy
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June 22, 2011, 12:04:28 AM
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hello,
just joined to learn about bitcoin.  lots of info here.  so much to read.

thanks,
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June 22, 2011, 12:05:40 AM
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I discovered Bitcoins  just before the price doubled, from the Gawker and a couple of other articles. Since then I've been following this forum, including the "mining" threads.

I've researched the costs of building a mining system, not so much because I'd expect to make a lot of bitcoins with the ever increasing difficulty, but because I'd like to have my own desktop supercomputer: I've been researching trading systems for stocks & commodities and while alpha can be quantitatively achieved, it requires enormous number crunching capability. The solutions I was considering before didn't include GPUs, now they do.  Building a bitcoin mining system might be an easy introduction to GPU computing. Right now I am trying to understand the programming resources available for Clear CL vs CUDA, ATI vs. NVIDIA.

As an anarcho-capitalist I love the idea of bitcoins, and a bitcoin economy; but I can see many barriers to widespread adoption. For now, and for a long time I see it as a plaything for hobbyists, a vehicle for speculators, and as a medium of black-marketeers. Perhaps when the US government finishes Zimbabweizing  the economy and the currency people will turn to bitcoins, and it will then be a life-saver for many.
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