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November 27, 2011, 12:38:16 AM
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I've been reading about Bitcoin for a couple of days (OK, not continuously); my primary concern is scalability.  Yes, I've read about that as well.
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November 27, 2011, 01:07:33 AM
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I've been reading about Bitcoin for a couple of days (OK, not continuously); my primary concern is scalability.  Yes, I've read about that as well.
I just doubled the number of my concerns:  forking.
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November 27, 2011, 07:48:30 AM
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I've been reading about Bitcoin for a couple of days (OK, not continuously); my primary concern is scalability.  Yes, I've read about that as well.
I just doubled the number of my concerns:  forking.

I personally don't think there is much to worry about here.  There have been a lot of these 'forks'.  Most of them are obvious scams to make the early adopters rich.

I looked at Litecoin a few days ago.  It seems (to me) to be on the up-n-up and an honest attempt to solve some of the deficiencies of Bitcoin, but it also seemed to me as though it suffered even more severely from the scaling things that bothers me about Bitcoin.

My dream is that a lot of 'forks' (which I don't consider 'forks' in the strictest sense of the word) pop up and derive their strength from being backed by reserves from Bitcoin (aka what I would term the 'satoshi block-chain'.)  These could have additions like the potential for claw-back (if the recipient screwed you), a built in ratings system, etc, etc.  There are an endless number of interesting things one could do.

The point would be to both provide better alternatives for different kinds of end-use AND to strengthen Bitcoin by reducing the load and creating demand and the potential to deploy BTC in ways which are agreeable to the holder.  That is, by backing a currency which has goals that one believes in.

To me, the most compelling aspect of Bitcoin is the miracle that it is within fairly easy grasp of most people to run the full block-chain.  When that is no longer the case, I really have some concerns about the system.  I would hope that if it could serve primarily as a 'reserve currency', the life span of it's serviceability on normal hardware and networks could be significantly extended.
 

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November 27, 2011, 11:52:10 AM
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Hi from France looking forward using the bitcointalk market Wink
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November 27, 2011, 03:47:02 PM
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Hey Guys! I am new to this forum. I've refered by a friend and find this forum resourceful.
Hope i can gather some ideas that i can used to and i am open to all whom i can also share my knowledge
to everyone who are seeking help in this forum.


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November 27, 2011, 08:47:36 PM
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i posted in local trying to figure out how to post lol

From Ny here

Bitcoins are interesting

and entertaining to say the least

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November 28, 2011, 12:36:07 AM
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Hey!

I'm from Sweden and I'm still in Prague at the Panaroma Hotel after a great weekend and conference!

Very happy I went here for the conference!
Been a blast.



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November 28, 2011, 03:33:29 AM
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Hey, Im from Australia (sydney)

I'm here to learn, I want to understand how the BC network operates.
And see if I can replicate the network to transact in multiple mediums.

I.e. extend the bitcoin network to USD, Swiss Francs, Gld shares, Microsoft Stocks etc.
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November 28, 2011, 06:39:27 PM
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Discovered this place through #bitcoin-otc. I've already made use of a lot of the threads here, hope to use the Goods forum as soon as I'm allowed.
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November 29, 2011, 01:57:30 AM
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Hello. Started mining last week. I can output about 55MH/s using an ATI Radeon HD 4800.
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November 29, 2011, 04:00:34 AM
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I'm here to unload some of my belongings and possibly get a mining rig.
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November 29, 2011, 07:35:43 AM
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Hello All,
    I am new around here but have been lurking for a while.
    here is my webpage http://sbwright.com. Right now I'm working on http://sbwright.com/?page_id=177 for bitcoinbounties.
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November 30, 2011, 01:59:47 AM
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Hi I'm sunkted from Chicago. What's up
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November 30, 2011, 02:08:38 AM
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Hi I'm sunkted from Chicago. What's up

  Yooo, welcome aboard.

  And, welcome to everyone that has joined recently and all those who have just joined.


   Cheers

If you're not excited by the idea of being an early adopter 'now', then you should come back in three or four years and either tell us "Told you it'd never work!" or join what should, by then, be a much more stable and easier-to-use system. - GA
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November 30, 2011, 05:16:31 AM
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You all will start to love bitcoin.  The forums themselves are rather addicting.  Mining is so-so.

Free micro bitcoins: http://www.bitvisitor.com/?ref=1DFw1VncjVhqdg6GWoQ6Qtc5ncR5RHXxfP
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November 30, 2011, 06:19:35 AM
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You all will start to love bitcoin.  The forums themselves are rather addicting.  Mining is so-so.

Only thing to do now is spend the the .0549 BTC burning a whole in my pocket.
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November 30, 2011, 06:04:38 PM
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You all will start to love bitcoin.  The forums themselves are rather addicting.  Mining is so-so.

Only thing to do now is spend the the .0549 BTC burning a whole in my pocket.
Plenty of ways to do that!

I'm here, but I won't be troubling myself to gain posting privileges here, too much of a PITA for an at most mildly interesting internet sideshow like bitcoin. In any case 99% of the value proposition of this forum for me is met by reader access only. Thank you for providing this. Have a good week.
Fair enough.  Mods-- whitelist this guy?

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November 30, 2011, 11:31:17 PM
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I'm here, but I won't be troubling myself to gain posting privileges here, too much of a PITA for an at most mildly interesting internet sideshow like bitcoin. In any case 99% of the value proposition of this forum for me is met by reader access only. Thank you for providing this. Have a good week.


  Fair enough. I spent the first few months here 'just reading'.  Sooner or later though, you will come over to the 'dark side'.  Wink

If you're not excited by the idea of being an early adopter 'now', then you should come back in three or four years and either tell us "Told you it'd never work!" or join what should, by then, be a much more stable and easier-to-use system. - GA
It is being worked on by smart people. -DamienBlack
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December 01, 2011, 12:00:37 AM
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Hi everyone,

I just heard about bitcoin this week on the Max Keiser show.  I downloaded the client last night and started running it.  It says that it is synchronizing with network, and is very slowly downloading (in comparison to other internet activity) over 155,000 blocks of transaction history, while my hard drive is running almost continuously.  Can someone tell me, is this client a continuous resource hog, or will it chill out once it catches up with the download?

Thanks,
Tim - from New Mexico
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December 01, 2011, 12:55:35 AM
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Hi everyone,

I just heard about bitcoin this week on the Max Keiser show.  I downloaded the client last night and started running it.  It says that it is synchronizing with network, and is very slowly downloading (in comparison to other internet activity) over 155,000 blocks of transaction history, while my hard drive is running almost continuously.  Can someone tell me, is this client a continuous resource hog, or will it chill out once it catches up with the download?

Thanks,
Tim - from New Mexico

  Once it catches up, it will only have such activity when a new block is found, which isn't much for a single block, or if you don't run it for a while.

  Cheers

If you're not excited by the idea of being an early adopter 'now', then you should come back in three or four years and either tell us "Told you it'd never work!" or join what should, by then, be a much more stable and easier-to-use system. - GA
It is being worked on by smart people. -DamienBlack
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