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July 02, 2018, 10:23:29 PM

I just don't get why peops link pdf files here.
Make sure you know what your doing when opening them, they can contain executables.
Maybe the pdf that was linked contained no exe?
Additionally, I suppose people reading these pages would know what to do when the system asks them if it's OK to execute stuff they just downloaded without knowing.

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July 02, 2018, 10:29:45 PM

34 % are 40-49 They wanna leave their jobs haha
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July 02, 2018, 10:35:35 PM

next wave of bullish bullshit

https://bonnerandpartners.com/what-a-nasdaq-vp-told-me-about-the-future-of-cryptocurrencies/

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Security tokens are regulated financial securities – like traditional stocks and bonds – that provide token-holders with ownership interests in the underlying company or asset.

Security tokens will be the third wave of the blockchain boom… and they will make the first two waves look tiny by comparison.

One executive I spoke with expects security tokens to bring 10% of global GDP – roughly $8 trillion – into the blockchain ecosystem by 2024. That represents growth of 28X.

And Bruce Fenton – founding member of The Bitcoin Foundation ...


How does using the blockchain to securely store data about security ownership have any affect on the value of a bitcoin? The value of these securities is not being injected into market cap of bitcoin or backed by bitcoin tokens. They are completely separate things that hold value on their own and hashing them on the blockchain is irrelevant. Securities are backed by brick and mortar companies and company assets and employees and speculation etc and are not backed by a monetary system or a data system. Saying they would make bitcoin worth $10T is like saying that the server's hard drive at NASDAQ is worth $10T. The only thing that would raise value is the extra transaction volume and fees in all the micro transactions needed to maintain a ledger.

Actually security tokens need to be taken quite seriously.  

It is a pathway towards disintermediating traditional stock exchanges.  Issuers don’t particularly care where the money comes from, so long as they can access it.  They certainly don’t feel the need to pay the NYSE listing fees plus book building fees to BAML, GS or JPM if they don’t have to.  

If issuers can issue security tokens to a global audience of investors direct, they should save 10% or more of the raise that gets chewed up in by financial intermediaries.  It is far more efficient to just run an ICO.

Obviously there are security law barriers in place, but people are working on overcoming those.  And securities regulators are being surprisingly facilitative.

What does this mean for Bitcoin you ask?  Well you have to pay for the security tokens using a cryptocurrenxy. Right now ETH has the inside running as the premier fund raising platform.  But the lack of transparency around ETH’s monetary supply means it represents a poor store of value.  

This leaves Bitcoin as a significant winner from tokenisation for the payment of dividends and purchase of securities.  Even more so if we can get RSK happening and create security tokens as a Bitcoin side chain.

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July 02, 2018, 10:39:40 PM

I just don't get why peops link pdf files here.
Make sure you know what your doing when opening them, they can contain executables.
Maybe the pdf that was linked contained no exe?
Additionally, I suppose people reading these pages would know what to do when the system asks them if it's OK to execute stuff they just downloaded without knowing.

(No flame intended.)

More the point, their opsec is good enough that it doesn’t matter if the computer they use to browse the web is compromised.
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I've been thinking about that anunymint guys idea. Have we seen it play out before, on the etherium blockchain?

He reckons that miners at some point will mine segwit coins to themselves as a 'donation' because (AnyoneCanSpend) in the (original bitcoin) protocol allows it to happen. This will trigger a fork in which the core supported chain would roll back to reverse that theft by miners.


No, it won't roll back. Any block which includes any "steal" of Segwit "anyonecanspend" addresses would simply be rejected/orphaned by the nodes and miners supporting the consensus rules, that is what would automatically make the attackers be left in a new fork (no matter if they are 1% of hashrate or 99% at the moment of the attack).

Then, depending on how much hashrate they represent, would try to claim it is the legitimate chain and try to convince exchanges and other major players (currently running nodes with the consensus rules and with lots of money and credibility on stake) to switch to their chain by changing the software they are currently running to rollback and accept those invalid blocks or directly switch to the rogue chain.

P.S.: It should be noted that at the very moment those exchanges switch to the attackers fork they would be automatically bankrupt. So try to guess what is the probability of that to happen....

Well, that is how it is supposed to work. I tried to sift through the bitcoin core github  discussions, to see if this was ever tested on the testnet network and what the results were. Unfortunately, my navigation didn't yield anything; probably because I don't have a clue on where to look.  Cheesy I also am coming up short on finding out exactly what a miner has to do to claim a anyonecanspend UTXO. That would be helpful to know since I could then start learning exactly what in the Segwit consensus rules would cause the network to orphan a block containing tx where miners attempt to claim a segwit UTXO for themselves.
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July 02, 2018, 10:55:16 PM
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Your American youth is very extreme. Hope that doesn't come over here.
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July 02, 2018, 11:13:57 PM

There is nothing worse than a warm gin and tonic.

I heard all the trains stopped running because it hit 25C over the weekend.
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July 02, 2018, 11:24:53 PM

I heard all the trains stopped running because it hit 25C over the weekend.

The UK is a serious country filled with serious and capable institutions.

We acknowledge all of them only function within a 5-22 centigrade window but I'd like to see somewhere like Ecuador do better.
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This leaves Bitcoin as a significant winner from tokenisation for the payment of dividends and purchase of securities.  Even more so if we can get RSK happening and create security tokens as a Bitcoin side chain.


RSK

Fast payments as a side chain

Buy segwit
Buy lightning
Buy Bcash
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July 02, 2018, 11:25:10 PM

There is nothing worse than a warm gin and tonic.

I heard all the trains stopped running because it hit 25C over the weekend.

I heard all the koalas were riddled with chlamydia.
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July 02, 2018, 11:25:18 PM

Common belgium time to make Some sushi still 0-0 .....

Sorry Micgoosens but the japs seem to be too good today trailing 0:2  Sad


So happy I’m italian and don’t have to care about the World Cup
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2-2@ the time common !!!!!

3-2 last goal was a perfect beauty i runned down my house like a crazy fucker that i am!!!!! so happy

Awesome match, well done for your lot.

Immediately Fellaini came on it changed everything.   I reckon you can take Brazil.  See you in the final, eh? Wink
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July 02, 2018, 11:26:06 PM

I heard all the trains stopped running because it hit 25C over the weekend.

The UK is a serious country filled with serious and capable institutions.

We acknowledge all of them only function within a 5-22 centigrade window but I'd like to see somewhere like Ecuador do better.
Well, if it was filled with brits... See also the history of Haiti. And its current situation.
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This leaves Bitcoin as a significant winner from tokenisation for the payment of dividends and purchase of securities.  Even more so if we can get RSK happening and create security tokens as a Bitcoin side chain.


RSK

Fast payments as a side chain

Buy segwit
Buy lightning
Buy Bcash

RSK afaik still mired in problems

Liquid is all the rage though https://blockstream.com/2018/07/02/liquid-issued-assets.html

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July 02, 2018, 11:35:00 PM

I heard all the trains stopped running because it hit 25C over the weekend.

The UK is a serious country filled with serious and capable institutions.


We acknowledge all of them only function within a 5-22 centigrade window but I'd like to see somewhere like Ecuador do better.

I had a dream like that once.  Sometimes I wish I hadn't woken up.

That said, we do know how to put a bit of a tennis competition on.  And how to serve a G&T.  We also invented football.  We look like we even might even be starting to remember how to play it. 

So, mustn't grumble, eh.

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July 02, 2018, 11:39:49 PM

SECURITY is an IMPORTANT topic.
we will see much more segwit fud.

Pick one.

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July 02, 2018, 11:44:09 PM

Optimistic Google Trends on 'Bitcoin' search. Pay attention to the similar trends on the same date (June-July), I marked it with red arrows.

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July 02, 2018, 11:56:56 PM

OK GIVE ME SOME MERIT  Wink

Breakout yesterday from

Hourly

https://i.imgur.com/WOmpeFa.png

Breakthough previous hourly measured waves.  Starting new short term or long term trend?

Daily
https://i.imgur.com/BoozCz1.png

Going to P6 then P7?

Analysis here

http://blockchainshowdown.blogspot.com/2018/07/btc-usd-3rd-july-2018.html
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