Bitcoin Forum
December 09, 2016, 05:54:43 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5]  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Bitcoin Guinness World Records  (Read 10929 times)
Shawshank
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1059



View Profile
February 12, 2012, 06:06:51 PM
 #81

added a claim to wikipedia - who want's to bet how many minutes it will stick?  Cheesy

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bitcoin&diff=prev&oldid=476478475

That is a good point: "The Bitcoin network is by far the fastest distributed computing network in the world. <ref>{{cite web |title=Block 0 - Bitcoin mining network speed estimate |url=https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=38064 }}</ref"

However, if you want to keep the Bitcoin article in a professional shape, you should avoid vague definitions, such as "by far". Numbers should be given that prove your position.

I don't think it should be noted on the top part of the article, either, since it is not a defining characteristic of Bitcoin. It would look better in a section about mining, related to P2Pool and other pools.

Finally, a reference to a forum is never trustworthy for Wikipedia, and any editor is authorized to remove it, if that is the case.

I agree most newbies get their first impression about Bitcoin from Wikipedia. So it should always be kept as professional as possible.

An example of a well written article about Bitcoin is in the German Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
In section 5.4. Rechenaufwand beim Mining, it explains the computing effort in mining, and how it compares to supercomputers around the world.

Once Bitcoin is understood, the consequences of a bank-only system are evident: your wallet is your national identity card and all private keys are handed to the government
1481262883
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481262883

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481262883
Reply with quote  #2

1481262883
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
phelix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680


nmc:id/phelix


View Profile
February 12, 2012, 06:41:17 PM
 #82

added a claim to wikipedia - who want's to bet how many minutes it will stick?  Cheesy

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bitcoin&diff=prev&oldid=476478475

That is a good point: "The Bitcoin network is by far the fastest distributed computing network in the world. <ref>{{cite web |title=Block 0 - Bitcoin mining network speed estimate |url=https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=38064 }}</ref"

However, if you want to keep the Bitcoin article in a professional shape, you should avoid vague definitions, such as "by far". Numbers should be given that prove your position.

I don't think it should be noted on the top part of the article, either, since it is not a defining characteristic of Bitcoin. It would look better in a section about mining, related to P2Pool and other pools.

Finally, a reference to a forum is never trustworthy for Wikipedia, and any editor is authorized to remove it, if that is the case.

I agree most newbies get their first impression about Bitcoin from Wikipedia. So it should always be kept as professional as possible.

An example of a well written article about Bitcoin is in the German Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
In section 5.4. Rechenaufwand beim Mining, it explains the computing effort in mining, and how it compares to supercomputers around the world.

I think it shows the significance of bitcoin so for me it would be ok in the top part. Of course I am aware it will be removed soon. Thanks for pointing me to the German article, looks decent and more in depth than the English version. A mining section is really missing... who volunteers to translate?

blockchained.com ■ bitcointalk top posts
kjlimo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1498


View Profile WWW
February 13, 2012, 02:53:09 AM
 #83

Added another bitcoin comment!

CampBX for buying BTCs, Coinbase for selling BTCs or Vircurex or Cryptsy for trading alternate cryptocurrencies like DOGEs

PM me with any questions on these sites!  Happy to help!

Bitcoin Poker at Seals                  Strike Sapphire Casino  Free games every hour & day!
  Get Free Bitcoins here.

Spondoolies-Tech or KnC Miner for the fastest mining hardware available!

Bitpay to help your business accept bitcoin payments!
Nicolai Larsen
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 331


Earthling


View Profile WWW
February 13, 2012, 08:05:15 AM
 #84

So what would "where" be? The world? ^^


Added a comment btw.

BTC: 1GUH16sneWgKuE1ArXrnYKN3njuherJQi1
kjlimo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1498


View Profile WWW
February 13, 2012, 02:54:36 PM
 #85

So what would "where" be? The world? ^^


Added a comment btw.

Earth, to be more specific.

CampBX for buying BTCs, Coinbase for selling BTCs or Vircurex or Cryptsy for trading alternate cryptocurrencies like DOGEs

PM me with any questions on these sites!  Happy to help!

Bitcoin Poker at Seals                  Strike Sapphire Casino  Free games every hour & day!
  Get Free Bitcoins here.

Spondoolies-Tech or KnC Miner for the fastest mining hardware available!

Bitpay to help your business accept bitcoin payments!
phelix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680


nmc:id/phelix


View Profile
February 13, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
 #86

grrr, it got deleted.   Cry

maybe the milken institute helps with this SIGNIFICANT publication: http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/review/2012_1/22-31MR53.pdf   p.26, right paragraph:

Quote
All told, the network constitutes the most
powerful supercomputer in the world. Calculating at 130 petaflops (a thousand trillion
floating-point operations per second), it is orders of magnitude faster than the world’s fastest supercomputer, the K Computer in Kobe,
Japan (eight petaflops), as well as other computational networks including SETI@Home
(which searches radio telescope data for signals from aliens at half a petaflop), and Folding@Home (which simulates protein-folding
for medical research at four petaflops).

I wonder where they took that number from   Cheesy

blockchained.com ■ bitcointalk top posts
phelix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680


nmc:id/phelix


View Profile
February 26, 2012, 07:29:22 PM
 #87

OK, I got it to stick for now.   Grin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

"The Bitcoin network is by far the fastest distributed computing network in the world."

blockchained.com ■ bitcointalk top posts
phelix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680


nmc:id/phelix


View Profile
November 12, 2012, 07:28:41 AM
 #88

With ASICS I'd say we went on to a completely new level so "the fastest distributing computing network" has become pointless. What about changing it to: "The most expensive distributing computing network"?  Can we find a quote for that somewhere?

blockchained.com ■ bitcointalk top posts
szuetam
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 363



View Profile
November 12, 2012, 08:52:11 AM
 #89

With ASICS I'd say we went on to a completely new level so "the fastest distributing computing network" has become pointless. What about changing it to: "The most expensive distributing computing network"?  Can we find a quote for that somewhere?


If there is some prize, it should be used too buy bitcoins for that, and destroy it after that so evry bitcoin user will gain proportional value to his part of hoarded bitcoins. What do you think about that?


BTW if it would be 1M$ it should in long term increase about ~ 1% (1/110) for now.
jl2035
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 143



View Profile
November 12, 2012, 01:15:08 PM
 #90

I think in two years we'll have several guiness records...not just this one.

JOIN Bitbiz bitbiz.io
Spekulatius
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1022



View Profile
November 12, 2012, 02:28:18 PM
 #91

Has anyone mailed the gays at Guiness World Records yet?
Gabi
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


View Profile
November 12, 2012, 02:29:55 PM
 #92

Fun fact, with ASIC the FLOPs capabilities of the bitcoin network will be exactly 0
lophie
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


Unlimited Free Crypto


View Profile
November 12, 2012, 04:28:03 PM
 #93

Fun fact, with ASIC the FLOPs capabilities of the bitcoin network will be exactly 0

Some of us will vehemently keep mining with GPUs  Angry

Herodes
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 868


View Profile
November 12, 2012, 05:16:03 PM
 #94

While a world record sounds great, much of the records listed in the Guinness World Records book are not of high quality. This book and it's records have become more and more of a joke during the last years. (imo)
phelix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680


nmc:id/phelix


View Profile
November 12, 2012, 06:46:13 PM
 #95

Fun fact, with ASIC the FLOPs capabilities of the bitcoin network will be exactly 0
With ASICS I'd say we went on to a completely new level so "the fastest distributing computing network" has become pointless. What about changing it to: "The most expensive distributing computing network"?  Can we find a quote for that somewhere?

blockchained.com ■ bitcointalk top posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5]  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!