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October 09, 2013, 10:34:50 PM
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I've been researching bitcoin for a few months, and it seems like all the really impressive people in the cryptocurrency community are working on bitcoin or bitcoin-related businesses. The guys at Ripple seem pretty good, but they're not directly competing with bitcoin. Maybe Charles Lee (creator of litecoin) is a good engineer (Google hired him, so he can't be too bad), but litecoin itself is not innovative, and when I've heard Chris give interviews he doesn't seem to have any great ideas for why litecoin is going to be better than bitcoin.

So because it seems like all the best people are focused on bitcoin, I think the altcoins out there now are pretty hopeless. Maybe I'm missing something though. Who are the most impressive people you guys know of who are working on altcoins?

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October 09, 2013, 10:42:29 PM
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when I've heard Chris give interviews he doesn't seem to have any great ideas for why litecoin is going to be better than bitcoin.


He never intended to make Litecoin to be a replacement of Bitcoin. He sees it as Bitcoin is equal to Gold, and Litecoin is equal to Silver.

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October 09, 2013, 11:45:01 PM
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The gold/silver thing is a marketing gimmick (a very clever one). Bitcoin itself is the silver to bitcoin's gold -- just send less of it and there's your silver.
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October 10, 2013, 01:16:20 AM
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You guys are such sheep lol
You know, most alt coins, are created by a small group of people. They release a new coin, insta mine the shit out of it, dump it on Cryptsy, rinse, repeat.
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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October 10, 2013, 01:27:35 AM
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You guys are such sheep lol
You know, most alt coins, are created by a small group of people. They release a new coin, insta mine the shit out of it, dump it on Cryptsy, rinse, repeat.
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa
This is one of the few intelligent things Hydroponica will ever post. Remember what he said here because it's the truth.

Why do you think all of these coins have brand new accounts releasing them? Why do you think "developer" support disappears the day the coin is released? Yet there seems to be a big group of idiots who will mine every crappy clone and make the people releasing them a fortune.

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October 10, 2013, 01:31:05 AM
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Sunny King!!

creator of ppcoin.   innovative as it allows stability thru proof of stake client minting without mining.

primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..

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October 10, 2013, 01:48:50 AM
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primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..
There's no such thing as gpu/fpga/asic hostile. If these coins had a market force behind them like Bitcoin did, you can bet your ass an ASIC would be out without months.

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October 10, 2013, 01:50:49 AM
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primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..
There's no such thing as gpu/fpga/asic hostile. If these coins had a market force behind them like Bitcoin did, you can bet your ass an ASIC would be out without months.

I did not say it was asic hostile...


they have been working for months to migrate a miner to gpu, with less then stellar results.

I think if you asked the guy trying to get it working well on gpus... he would say it was hostile Smiley

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October 10, 2013, 01:54:14 AM
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primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..
There's no such thing as gpu/fpga/asic hostile. If these coins had a market force behind them like Bitcoin did, you can bet your ass an ASIC would be out without months.

I did not say it was asic hostile...


they have been working for months to migrate a miner to gpu, with less then stellar results.

I think if you asked the guy trying to get it working well on gpus... he would say it was hostile Smiley
There's little motivation when the market cap is so low. It all comes down to the money involved.

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October 10, 2013, 01:57:26 AM
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I would disagree.. the market cap of bitcoin was much less then primecoin is now when gpus came out..

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=273637.msg3263195#msg3263195


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October 10, 2013, 01:58:41 AM
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the creator and operator of Cryptsy, right?

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October 10, 2013, 02:04:13 AM
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the creator and operator of Cryptsy, right?

Is it 2012 where you are today? How is the weather?

mvxNOW is totally revolutionizing the Alt Coin Space...
This exchange will push many Alt Coin Caps into the Litecoin range...
RealSolid is the most influential man on the Alt scene...
And he's just getting started.
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October 10, 2013, 02:05:30 AM
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the creator and operator of Cryptsy, right?

Is it 2012 where you are today? How is the weather?

mvxNOW is totally revolutionizing the Alt Coin Space...
This exchange will push many Alt Coin Caps into the Litecoin range...
RealSolid is the most influential man on the Alt scene...
And he's just getting started.
That guy's joke went right over your dumbass head.

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October 10, 2013, 02:14:49 AM
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the creator and operator of Cryptsy, right?

Is it 2012 where you are today? How is the weather?

mvxNOW is totally revolutionizing the Alt Coin Space...
This exchange will push many Alt Coin Caps into the Litecoin range...
RealSolid is the most influential man on the Alt scene...
And he's just getting started.

I mean we must pay that much high trade fee, he must earned lot of money, then he can be the smartest guy, but not guy great Grin

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October 10, 2013, 02:28:35 AM
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Dr. Kimoto of course. Smiley

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October 10, 2013, 02:54:50 AM
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Sunny King!!

creator of ppcoin.   innovative as it allows stability thru proof of stake client minting without mining.

primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..

Someone is already making a program for GPU mining for primecoin, its just a matter of time.

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October 10, 2013, 03:33:32 AM
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Sunny King!!

creator of ppcoin.   innovative as it allows stability thru proof of stake client minting without mining.

primecoin:   innovative as it solves large prime chains... gpu hostile. fpga hostile..

Someone is already making a program for GPU mining for primecoin, its just a matter of time.

yes, they are.. and did.. and couldn't get even 2 times faster then the cpu... also, not sure if they have even found a block with gpu yet...  It is nothing like just doing a hash and paralleling it... 

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