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January 05, 2015, 08:39:19 PM
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" Authpow with Bitcoin (merge mining) is a viable option for a long term rare, store-of-value, crypto-bullion/currency with big plans"

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January 05, 2015, 08:51:56 PM
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" Authpow with Bitcoin (merge mining) is a viable option for a long term rare, store-of-value, crypto-bullion/currency with big plans"

Yes!

UNO implementing AuxPoW against other coins is more beneficial than asking other Alts to implement AuxPoW against UNO.  Take for example, NameCoin, IXCoin which are merged mined against BTC.  They both enjoy a large amount of hash power since people would prefer to mine BTC and merge mining these coins with BTC is 'free' extra income.

Perhaps the best example is also DogeCoin that is merged mined against LTC.  If they did it the other way around I don't think they would have gained the amount of hash power they currently have.

I'd love to see UNO merge mine with more than one coin.  Wouldn't it be great to mine BTC, NMC, ZET, DEM, and UNO all at the same time?  That sounds like a win for everyone to me.

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January 05, 2015, 09:33:13 PM
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i have been reading up on auxpow

It appears the parent chain doesn't need to be changed or updated. Only the weaker childcoin (example doge) would need implement auxpow.

so i think it's correct we face two options:

1) make uno a sheltercoin for many weaker alts which all would implement auxpow when they feel they need it - uno doesn't need to change for that (correct?)
2) merge mining with bitcoin - uno needs implement auxpow

can't have both, or can we?

Right now i'm not 100% convinced Btc network will survive on the long, long run.
What if it dumps pretty much to zero? What happens to uno then if it had auxpow with it?
In the event of bitcoin going down the toilet we would be better off to be a seperate, wouldn't we?
Can someone educate me on those questions?


(maybe wait for bitcoin to show it can hold the drink before auxpowing with it?)
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January 05, 2015, 09:43:49 PM
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It appears the parent chain doesn't need to be changed or updated. Only the weaker childcoin (example doge) would need implement auxpow.

That is correct, the 'weaker' coin that wishes to get stronger, would make the change in order to gain the benefits of the stronger one.  It doesn't work as great the other way around.  If your not clear as to why, I'll be happy to explain further.

1) make uno a sheltercoin for many weaker alts which all would implement auxpow when they feel they need it - uno doesn't need to change for that (correct?)

This option will not benefit UNO.  However you are correct UNO would not need to hard fork.

2) merge mining with bitcoin - uno needs implement auxpow

This is indeed the 'best' option.  It may be possible to do a 'multple' auxpow so it's not just limited to BTC.  If so, that would be great.

can't have both, or can we?

You technically can.  UNO can merge mine again BTC and another ALT could choose to 'leech' (merge mine) on to UNO and live off it's hash power.  Agian, as stated, this benefits the ALT more than it benefits UNO.

Personally I don't see an issue with hard forking UNO again.  I was not pleased when it did it the first time, but that's now in the past.  I think it's already done it twice.

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It appears the parent chain doesn't need to be changed or updated. Only the weaker childcoin (example doge) would need implement auxpow.

That is correct, the 'weaker' coin that wishes to get stronger, would make the change in order to gain the benefits of the stronger one.  It doesn't work as great the other way around.  If your not clear as to why, I'll be happy to explain further.

1) make uno a sheltercoin for many weaker alts which all would implement auxpow when they feel they need it - uno doesn't need to change for that (correct?)

This option will not benefit UNO.  However you are correct UNO would not need to hard fork.

2) merge mining with bitcoin - uno needs implement auxpow

This is indeed the 'best' option.  It may be possible to do a 'multple' auxpow so it's not just limited to BTC.  If so, that would be great.

can't have both, or can we?

Your technically can.  Another ALT could choose to 'leech' on to UNO and live off it's hash power.  Agian, as stated, this benefits the ALT more than it benefits UNO.

Personally I don't see an issue with hard forking UNO again.  I think it's already done it twice.

thanks for clarification.

my last question would be:
Could Uno still be mined solo (without mining btc at the same time) after implementing auxpow in case of a fatal event with bitcoin (continued slow death)?  
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January 05, 2015, 09:48:17 PM
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It appears the parent chain doesn't need to be changed or updated. Only the weaker childcoin (example doge) would need implement auxpow.

That is correct, the 'weaker' coin that wishes to get stronger, would make the change in order to gain the benefits of the stronger one.  It doesn't work as great the other way around.  If your not clear as to why, I'll be happy to explain further.

1) make uno a sheltercoin for many weaker alts which all would implement auxpow when they feel they need it - uno doesn't need to change for that (correct?)

This option will not benefit UNO.  However you are correct UNO would not need to hard fork.

2) merge mining with bitcoin - uno needs implement auxpow

This is indeed the 'best' option.  It may be possible to do a 'multple' auxpow so it's not just limited to BTC.  If so, that would be great.

can't have both, or can we?

Your technically can.  Another ALT could choose to 'leech' on to UNO and live off it's hash power.  Agian, as stated, this benefits the ALT more than it benefits UNO.

Personally I don't see an issue with hard forking UNO again.  I think it's already done it twice.

thanks for clarification.

my last question would be:
Could Uno still be mined solo (without mining btc at the same time) after implementing auxpow in case of a fatal event with bitcoin?  

Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

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Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

then that's pretty cool.


Does it need a change in blocktime for uno? (hope not as that would be much slower)
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January 05, 2015, 09:54:06 PM
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Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

then that's pretty cool.


Does it need a change in blocktime for uno? (hope not as that would be much slower)


No, block time does not matter.  Doge has 60 sec block time, Litecoin has 2.5 minutes.

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January 05, 2015, 10:00:31 PM
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Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

then that's pretty cool.


Does it need a change in blocktime for uno? (hope not as that would be much slower)


No, block time does not matter.  Doge has 60 sec block time, Litecoin has 2.5 minutes.

then it's a no-brainer, is it?  Cheesy

any downsides to it?
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January 05, 2015, 10:04:42 PM
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Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

then that's pretty cool.


Does it need a change in blocktime for uno? (hope not as that would be much slower)


No, block time does not matter.  Doge has 60 sec block time, Litecoin has 2.5 minutes.

then it's a no-brainer, is it?  Cheesy

any downsides to it?

That's a matter of opinion based on these two facts:

  • UNO would need to fork (again)
  • It would be more difficult to mine UNO

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January 05, 2015, 10:09:56 PM
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Merge mining is optional.  You can still solo mine it.

then that's pretty cool.


Does it need a change in blocktime for uno? (hope not as that would be much slower)


No, block time does not matter.  Doge has 60 sec block time, Litecoin has 2.5 minutes.

then it's a no-brainer, is it?  Cheesy

any downsides to it?

That's a matter of opinion based on these two facts:

  • UNO would need to fork (again)
  • It would be more difficult to mine UNO

one-time forking for that benefit shouldn't be too much hassle hopefully.
So it is like it says in this article the only ones being unhappy would be some of the current miners.

http://digiconomist.net/how-auxpow-affected-dogecoin-mining/


I think as it is presented now the benefits should far outweigh the downsides.
I personally think it's a good idea.
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January 05, 2015, 10:25:34 PM
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“bitcoin going down the toilet”

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

“UNO would need to fork (again)”

Well, then it’s lucky we’re a small and awesomely dynamic community.

If the experienced members here (I am not a miner . . . ) feel that auxpow-ing with Biggie Coin is the best option, I will work to make it happen.

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January 05, 2015, 11:25:25 PM
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i have been reading up on auxpow

It appears the parent chain doesn't need to be changed or updated. Only the weaker childcoin (example doge) would need implement auxpow.

so i think it's correct we face two options:

1) make uno a sheltercoin for many weaker alts which all would implement auxpow when they feel they need it - uno doesn't need to change for that (correct?)
2) merge mining with bitcoin - uno needs implement auxpow

can't have both, or can we?

Right now i'm not 100% convinced Btc network will survive on the long, long run.
What if it dumps pretty much to zero? What happens to uno then if it had auxpow with it?
In the event of bitcoin going down the toilet we would be better off to be a seperate, wouldn't we?
Can someone educate me on those questions?


(maybe wait for bitcoin to show it can hold the drink before auxpowing with it?)


My biggest concern is whether or not mm pools would add Uno. I sent a couple of messages to pools that I know merge mine. We'll see what they say. I would think a pool that merge mines would have an interest in adding Uno, since it makes what they're doing more profitable.

We went through the kgw fork last year. It didn't go too badly; but if we do this, the next time it will go even better. We have a much better pool list at the moment, and stronger communication channels available to us.

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i tweeted the overstock-CEO yesterday about uno  Grin

@FK need to make sure we get pools supporting it - and a few of course so not to be at the whim of a single poolowner! We'd actually need to make sure as many pools as possible would add it. So we'd probably first have to make sure it's working out before even implementing anything.

I could even imagine a miracle at this point in case bitcoin takes another dive.

Maybe this time next year bitcoin implements auxpow for uno, who knows?
All we need is a longterm investor with deep pockets (not a pumper)

I'd expect a drop in hashrate for bitcoin soon tbh. That's the next story coming possibly in case the bearmarket continues.

As we have been reading there's the remote possibility it could even end bitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=912190.0)
especially since a drop in hashrate presents an opportunity for an attacker.

(scenario: Attacker gives additional hash before the drop causing a spike in difficulty for btc, then when the natural drop-out of miners happens due to low price the attacker would withdraw his hash from bitcoin too causing a massive drop in hash and causing bitcoin to get stuck on high difficulty with blocks solving taking hours, that situation would lead to further selloff and further drop in hash - in the event of this kind of attack bitcoin would need to hardfork or just be abandoned)

so there's quite some risks in bitcoin right now because the slow difficulty adjustment and the present opportuninty to attack it with fatal consequences. If that would happen you'd be pretty rich over night even without auxpow.  Wink
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January 06, 2015, 12:43:46 AM
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Let's consider a doomsday scenario.  Lets say Bitcoin hash fell by 99% from today's hash, and that Uno could only realize 1% of that 1%. Would it still be better off?

I'll attempt the math (yikes! I hate math, I'm bad at it).

Bitcoin difficulty is right now 40,640,955,016.

Crash! Bitcoin difficulty falls 99% to a mere 406,409,550 because Cex.io and nearly all other Sha256 miners switched to Zetacoin after they did something unbelievably cool that made ZET 100x more profitable to mine than bitcoin.

And poor Uno was struggling to get merged pools to add it, and was only ever able to access 1% of the bitcoin hash.
Now Uno is then left with a difficulty of just over 4 million.

Jump back to today: At this moment, Chainz says that Uno's difficulty is currently at 706,400.

In this scenario, a merged mined Uno would still have nearly 6x  (5.75x to be exact) more hash than it has today, as reflected in it's difficulty.

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January 06, 2015, 12:49:15 AM
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Let's consider a doomsday scenario.  Lets say Bitcoin hash fell by 99% from today's hash, and that Uno could only realize 1% of that 1%. Would it still be better off?

I'll attempt the math (yikes! I hate math, I'm bad at it).

Bitcoin difficulty is ight now 40,640,955,016.

Crash! Bitcoin difficulty falls 99% to a mere 406,409,550.

And poor Uno was struggling, and is only able to piggy back on 1% of that hash. This leaves Uno with a difficulty of just over 4 million.

At this moment, Chainz says that Uno's difficulty is currently at 706,400.

In this scenario, a merged mined Uno would still have nearly 6x  (5.75x to be exact) more hash than it has today, in terms of difficulty.


ok, so we don't even need to wait for the bottom as it would still make sense to merge if btc would fall to double digits and as was told uno could still be mined solo.
You run with it, FK  - i trust your judgement with the matter.
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January 06, 2015, 12:54:49 AM
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I'm glad we can discuss this openly. Anything impacting Uno in a such a big way should be vetted by the community.

It's a good exercise to talk it out. You guys raised merged mining previously as an option. If it's a bad idea, I'm sure someone will point out exactly why. That's why it's open source.

If Blazr/Bryce decide to do it, we should all understand it enough to be able to embrace the decision. Maybe they'll come along and sink the entire idea with one sentence. It's their judgement that matters here more than mine. But if there's a better way, we should find it.

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I'm glad we can discuss this openly. Anything impacting Uno in a such a big way should be vetted by the community.

It's a good exercise to talk it out. You guys raised merged mining previously as an option. If it's a bad idea, I'm sure someone will point out exactly why. That's why it's open source.

If Blazr/Bryce decide to do it, we should all understand it enough to be able to embrace the decision. Maybe they'll come along and sink the entire idea with one sentence. It's their judgement that matters here more than mine. But if there's a better way, we should find it.

+100

That's open source spirit.
Also important to have everyone on board with it.

Waiting for word from the devs.

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January 06, 2015, 01:16:41 AM
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Ok, back to the present moment.  Grin There's good news for miners with Scrypt and X11 hash who want to accumulate Uno.


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I'm glad we can discuss this openly. Anything impacting Uno in a such a big way should be vetted by the community.

It's a good exercise to talk it out. You guys raised merged mining previously as an option. If it's a bad idea, I'm sure someone will point out exactly why. That's why it's open source.

If Blazr/Bryce decide to do it, we should all understand it enough to be able to embrace the decision. Maybe they'll come along and sink the entire idea with one sentence. It's their judgement that matters here more than mine. But if there's a better way, we should find it.

+100

That's open source spirit.
Also important to have everyone on board with it.

Waiting for word from the devs.



According to this
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Merged_mining_specification#Aux_proof-of-work_block

It's possible to have 'multiple auxiliary chains' which means you can merge mine UNO with BTC and ZET.

Also found some python code for pools
https://gitorious.org/bitcoin/luke-jr-bitcoin/commit/6849ac73f3577c1b445787993d134a596c89c09b

I'm going to research this more...

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