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July 29, 2013, 11:55:26 AM
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The only way to block botnets from CPU mining a coin would be to implement some physical access lock into the software.  For example a USB thumb drive that contained a signature of some sort.

So it will be closed source then. Red flag.

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July 29, 2013, 11:57:30 AM
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The only way to block botnets from CPU mining a coin would be to implement some physical access lock into the software.  For example a USB thumb drive that contained a signature of some sort.

So it will be closed source then. Red flag.

I don't follow your logic, why would it need to be closed source to implement this?  The idea was that people running botnets or VPS farms don't have physical access to their machines.  So in order to block them from mining a coin you need to implement something that requires physical access.  Like inserting a usb key, with a publicly available signature loaded on to it, into the computer.

edit: ah i see my flaw now, and why you said closed source.  I guess if it was open source someone could just comment out that check and run the coind anyway. hmmm....

edit edit: I still think it's possible actually.  I think you would have to just make the string that the thumb drive delivers part of your algorithm. So it couldn't simply be removed from the code.

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July 29, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
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make something in it require windows to run if that is possible

if people want to fire up the vps clusters at least it will hopefully cost them a lot more to rape all the coins away.

I'm offended that more people didn't take offence to that statement....what's wrong around here???


Sure there are windows vps nodes you can fire up too, but they cost quite a bit more from what i can see than the linux ones since MS requires license fee's for each instance. Besides if the coins are for the average home user, most people i know use windows on their home machine, shouldn't be a big issue.

All the people raking in the primes were using linux vps instances. If making it windows only won't stop the botnets vps clusters then okay, but if it was something that might deter them then why not release a coin like that and see what happens.


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July 29, 2013, 12:13:37 PM
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The solution to resistant mining to current evils (VPS and botnets).. is to have a coin require insane amounts of RAM.. maybe 8-16 gigs just to start with... 32-128 to mine fast

this would put the above to bed.


hook me up if you use this in a coin

This would be VPS Heaven.  How many people do you think have that kind of memory in a desktop or laptop?
I count 5 machines in my room that qualify

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