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December 16, 2009, 10:45:36 PM
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Bitcoin version 0.2 is here!

Download links:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.2.0-win32-setup.exe/download
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.2.0-win32.zip/download
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.2.0-linux.tar.gz/download

New Features

Martti Malmi
 - Minimize to system tray option
 - Autostart on boot option so you can keep it running in the background automatically
 - New options dialog layout for future expansion
 - Setup program for Windows
 - Linux version (tested on Ubuntu)
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 - Multi-processor support for coin generation
 - Proxy support for use with TOR
 - Fixed some slowdowns in the initial block download

Major thanks to Martti Malmi (sirius-m) for all his coding work and for hosting the new site and this forum, and New Liberty Standard for his help with testing the Linux version.
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December 17, 2009, 11:36:36 AM
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Great! *download*


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Great, now i create much more coins than before ^^

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January 12, 2010, 07:31:22 PM
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Hello, great work!
Let me just say that I love the idea behind this project, and support it fully. I am very enthused on the direction this is heading and I hope more people soon realize the potential of such a service, that I am now glad to be a part of. Let's hope to see this around for a while, instead of fizzing out into the dark like some other projects I've seen start to prosper.

I never used the previous release, but .2 is working great! Downloading the blocks took a minimal amount of time(around an hour, or a little bit longer), and I had actual credits in my account within around 18 hours. After the first matured credits were complete, it's been working like clockwork ever since, generating new coins within about a half hour to an hour successively. Needless to say, I'm a bit impressed!

I understand the low limitations to these coins now, but in the future the opportunities are absolutely endless. Bravo, Bitcoin!


Also on a sidenote, Tor has been working great for my Bitcoin now. At first it has a little difficulty making connections, but Tor will retry and retry until the connection is established. Some IPs have a more difficult time than others connecting through Tor I've seen, but within a little while Tor will have retry connections and attempt new exit nodes to match you up to the proper connections and will keep those connections open. For peace of mind, I might recommend shutting down Tor completely every once in a while, as I do not think the "Use a New Identity" feature in Vidalia properly configures a new Bitcoin connection, and will most likely keep the same connection open for an extended period of time.


Anyway, here's to hoping Bitcoin stays around a while!
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January 12, 2010, 11:57:36 PM
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Hi.  I'm considering endowing a cash prize for contribution to the development of a reliable open-source currency.  I'll look at your work soon when I have time. 

I'm interested in an algorithm for a weighted basket of all liquid tangibles (such as those listed on Comex).  Anonymity is a concern, but shared data about pricing of all transactions is vital, and prevention of fraud and counterfeiting is primary.
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