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April 04, 2017, 06:35:31 AM
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Erik Voorhees: SegWit should be activated, the sooner the better, and I'll support any plan that moves it forward.
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April 04, 2017, 06:38:27 AM
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Erik Voorhees: SegWit should be activated, the sooner the better, and I'll support any plan that moves it forward.


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April 04, 2017, 08:37:22 AM
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Erik Voorhees: SegWit should be activated, the sooner the better, and I'll support any plan that moves it forward.


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He tweeted it earlier and later clarified his position on Reddit.
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April 04, 2017, 08:49:38 AM
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Erik Voorhees: SegWit should be activated, the sooner the better, and I'll support any plan that moves it forward.

Well I hate to admit it but bitcoin needs to bring back its reputation the sooner as possible. This way bitcoin supporters will not migrate into other altcoins as their trust was wavered due to fear and panic that bitcoin will crash. Aside from that we need to make the transactions faster and efficient since countries are already adopting the use of bitcoin and to make the use of bitcoin in local shops possible.
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April 04, 2017, 09:06:27 AM
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https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/848923955700391938

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April 04, 2017, 09:07:10 AM
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Erik Voorhees: SegWit should be activated, the sooner the better, and I'll support any plan that moves it forward.


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His twitter post: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/848923955700391938
His reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/duplicates/6385il/erik_voorhees_segwit_should_be_activated_the/


 
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April 04, 2017, 09:38:12 AM
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>90% Core full nodes
it will be hard to explain that in fact 90% support BU
let's activate segwit
miners do their job or users will do UASF
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April 04, 2017, 09:51:17 AM
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>90% Core full nodes
it will be hard to explain that in fact 90% support BU
Actually miners are still supporting unlimited. http://xtnodes.com/
Bitcoin Unlimited blocks: 388  ( 38.8% )  
Bitcoin Classic blocks: 2  ( 0.2% )
SegWit blocks: 281  ( 28.1% )

But within next few months they may move towards segwit. Bitcoin users don't like to have network split with hard fork but miners seem to have different motivation to support hard fork.  Roll Eyes

 
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April 04, 2017, 09:54:12 AM
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>90% Core full nodes
it will be hard to explain that in fact 90% support BU
Actually miners are still supporting unlimited.

That's why he said nodes instead of miners  Roll Eyes
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April 04, 2017, 10:07:51 AM
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Let's compare some 2011-2013 early Bitcoin entrepreneurs



Charlie Shrem

Charlie ran a legally registered, known entity business in the US. The basis of that business (BitInstant) was 100% legal according to US and NY law (BitInstant was based in New York).

Charlie did something foolish: he accepted large informal BTC buy orders from someone who got the BTC from the original Silk Road website (or maybe one of the others, but basically from some online drug marketplace). Charlie got prosecuted when the dude selling to him was caught. Charlie did jailtime for that.

Erik Voorhees

Erik ran an unregistered gambling business called SatoshiDice, while apparently living in the US and definitely accepting US customers. This is all 0% legal in the US, gambling websites serving US citizens is a criminal offence according to US federal law.

Erik did a mysterious business transaction whereby he sold SatohiDice.com (and it's source code) to an unknown buyer. SatoshiDice.com closed very soon afterwards.

Erik then opened Shapeshift.io sohortly after that, from the well known Central American CIA vassal state, Panama. Erik apparently has lived in Panama ever since, and continues to run Shapeshift.io from Panama, presumably with zero interference from the political force that runs Panama, the CIA. And also without interference from the US government, despite his committing criminal offenses publicly while running Satoshi Dice (and in a legal gray area with respect to running Shapeshift.io)



When one considers the gravity of Shrem's crime (small illegal deals in an otherwise legal exchange business) with the gravity of Voorhees' crimes (entirely legal business models from the top downwards), it's difficult not to wonder what exactly it is that makes Erik Voorhees immune to prosecution.

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April 04, 2017, 10:17:21 AM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/6385il/erik_voorhees_segwit_should_be_activated_the/dfsj7km/

Basically, like everybody said: Bitcoin need to advance in a way or another. The money flow bottleneck should be eliminated as soon as possible to help everybody benefit of it.
The technical details everybody fights over are the most insignificant for the business men and the end user. Only the result is important: the bottleneck is not acceptable.

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April 04, 2017, 02:20:30 PM
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im not surprised

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#s
oh look shapeshift

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#b
oh look blockstream
oh look btcc

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#c
oh look coinbase

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April 04, 2017, 02:44:12 PM
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>90% Core full nodes
it will be hard to explain that in fact 90% support BU
Actually miners are still supporting unlimited. http://xtnodes.com/
Bitcoin Unlimited blocks: 388  ( 38.8% )  
Bitcoin Classic blocks: 2  ( 0.2% )
SegWit blocks: 281  ( 28.1% )

But within next few months they may move towards segwit. Bitcoin users don't like to have network split with hard fork but miners seem to have different motivation to support hard fork.  Roll Eyes

Ask yourself this:

Who created the divide in the community?   
Core or BU?


BU is not the cause, BU is the result of what Core caused.
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April 04, 2017, 03:01:59 PM
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Being a early adopter will not shift people's ideas about this whole issue, but some people might value his opinion. He is after all very

knowledgeable on the subject, so normal non-technical followers will definitely follow his example. The most important factor to weigh in here is,

early adaptors have loads of coins and they will go with the implementation that would be the safest option for their hoard. Erik should still have

a massive amount of bitcoins.   

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April 04, 2017, 03:08:02 PM
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im not surprised

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#s
oh look shapeshift

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#b
oh look blockstream
oh look btcc

http://dcg.co/portfolio/#c
oh look coinbase

Erik, dissapointing bro to see
you support segwit.

Are these millions in VC influencing you?
 
Why segwit?  Why not speak the truth
about core?


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April 04, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
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Why is bitcoin about specific central individuals? 

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April 04, 2017, 05:56:39 PM
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Why is bitcoin about specific central individuals?  

Yahhhn

mention say 100 people to appear like its not 10 people with puppetstrings.

but then call millions of people things like
'but the well ESTABLISHED .. TRUSTED ..TEAM"
"not smart"
"shills"
"altcoiners"


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April 04, 2017, 06:08:10 PM
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Too bad, neither SegWit nor Unlimited will reach their target support %.
I could see BU reaching 51% though, where if they forked at that point, it wouldn't be anything out of the ordinary.
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April 04, 2017, 08:15:00 PM
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Well I support and prefer SegWit as well.
But I give a damn what Vorhees has to say. That guy is shady as f*** and in no way any better than Ver!
When he tweets something like that, altough mostly belonging to the Ver camp, then he has an agenda going.
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April 04, 2017, 08:19:19 PM
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Too bad, neither SegWit nor Unlimited will reach their target support %.
I could see BU reaching 51% though, where if they forked at that point, it wouldn't be anything out of the ordinary.
BU was looking good about 2 weeks ago, after the antpool news. Since then they lost some support and slowed down, they won't win unless they persuade (pay?) another big pool to join their cause.
I think SegWit is a good option, much better and than BU and it wouldn't divide the community as much as BU would.

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