P4man: if everyone would trickle shares equally to every pool, you would need more pool ops than 2 or three.
Do not judge me wrong. I also like the idea of p2p-pool and other collaboration force. But in the end there are only 24*6 winning shares on average on a day. It screams for some kind of centralisation ahem, no better a finite (block finding) number of collaboration teams/pools/solominers.
I read about p2ppool, AFAI can remember it is essentially opening up a mining blockchain with lower difficulty, so more "pseudo" easy winning shares are found, and the real good shares are also passed on to bitcoind. (a bit more) (hope there is no loophole, people will abuse...as there might be)
Seems a legit solution. But as in alternative energies I see a mix needed. Not everyone needs to mine "p2p"pool. But it surely would not hurt at all it having a quarter of the mining force or maybe more.
Also like long time ago predicted: Mining seems to become more and more a specialised business...
Also this big 51% attack...all entities having active control of this (slush,tycho,eleuthria) right now are what i would say true supporters. More of a problem is a entity wanting to destroy BTC in general. An entity coming from an external source with unlimited "real life coins" that builds a huge anti blockchain farm.
I would say in general: more constant hashes per second needed from people who want support bitcoin. This hashes have to hash: it does not matter that much where (maybe people should not start mining on the big three). It really matters that they hash.
So everyone move to washington state/canada/greenland/norway/southern russia/wehretheelectronsflow cheap and build more gpu farms. Or go FPGA..... BUT HASSSSSSSH MOA MOA MOA MOA HASH HASH... everyone...ahshahshahshahsha
DAHSASHASHTOASHASHSAHSAY256 0000000000006666969696962354242424 42
anyone have free beer or silk road coupons
anyone actually thought about making a mining gpu popcorn machine?