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July 27, 2015, 12:47:30 PM
Last edit: July 27, 2015, 01:16:38 PM by Peter R
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At the request of Smoothie, here is an updated chart of the average block sizes.  With the spam coming to an end, we've dropped out of the red-zone:



In other news, I'm presently in Paris and looking to meet up over coffee or wine with any nearby Bitcoiners.  I'm meeting some people from Ledger Wallet on Tuesday at La Maison du Bitcoin, but if there's any readers/posters from Paris who'd like to chat bitcoin…send me a PM!

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July 27, 2015, 01:41:42 PM
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They were lying to you then, and they're lying to you now:

“I am positive that we will see state support emerging again in the next two days,” said Zhang."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-stocks-fall-pressured-by-weak-earnings-overseas-1437961185

The Chinese average joes are so gullible.  Did it never occur to them that Bejing and the PBOC took up sizable market positions years ago, engineered the recent market bubble, then dumped on the retail investors?  

So their Chinese gov't has no intention of doing anything except continuing to play the market right now, as they ARE the whale traders in their market right now.
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July 27, 2015, 02:09:10 PM
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getting critical now.  just broke near term support and approaching red line of death:

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July 27, 2015, 03:33:46 PM
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They were lying to you then, and they're lying to you now:

“I am positive that we will see state support emerging again in the next two days,” said Zhang."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-stocks-fall-pressured-by-weak-earnings-overseas-1437961185

Its almost as if they don't understand how much this market panic this state support causes.  Especially given its temporary and sporadic nature, the pro move is to sell now and buy back after the even worse crash when it ends.

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July 27, 2015, 04:29:57 PM
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They were lying to you then, and they're lying to you now:

“I am positive that we will see state support emerging again in the next two days,” said Zhang."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-stocks-fall-pressured-by-weak-earnings-overseas-1437961185

Its almost as if they don't understand how much this market panic this state support causes.  Especially given its temporary and sporadic nature, the pro move is to sell now and buy back after the even worse crash when it ends.


I figure they know.  Its just that some CP members got caught long... the small bump needed to liquidate is now complete and so down we go.
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July 27, 2015, 04:31:13 PM
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http://brontecapital.blogspot.com/2012/06/macroeconomics-of-chinese-kleptocracy.html

http://brontecapital.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-up-to-china-kleptocracy-post.html
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/imf-paints-dim-picture-europe-151453069.html
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nice article:

Letting the 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) plus scheme to buy chiefly government bonds run longer could be better still, he suggested. "It may need to go beyond that," he said.

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July 27, 2015, 06:01:33 PM
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Community and major stakeholders vote for a blocksize increase

Hmmm where did that ever happen  Huh

I sure hope by community and "major stakeholders" you are not referring to reddit and bitcointalk.org

I know! It's only a valid vote if it's conducted under the rules as sanctioned by central control.

Giveen our understand of the situation it could never happen.

The major stakeholders vote for a blocksize increase is just a prediction of the fork to a more distributed code base that supports the original vision of Bitcoin. It is yet to happen it's my opinion that it's a forgone conclusion, we'll have bigger blocks, the vote is just around the corner so you don't need to do much if you feel you have this one in the bag.

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July 27, 2015, 06:09:55 PM
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this looks good:

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this looks good:



i guess it was indeed good.
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July 27, 2015, 07:13:36 PM
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this looks good too:

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July 27, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
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this looks good too:



Looking even better now, I have not seen the ask side look this thin in quite some time, it will be interesting to see how it fills in.
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July 27, 2015, 09:46:48 PM
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The only way to make software secure, reliable, and fast is to make it small. Fight Features. - Andy Tanenbaum 2004

Oh yeah? So adding complicated stuff like sidechains and lightning network is making bitcoin code smaller?

To the extent those build on top of Bitcoin they aren't adding features to it or making the the core code bigger. If they require changes to the core code or adding new features to it, that's a different matter that needs to be considered carefully.

But if the claim is that sidechains are the 'solution' to the 'problem'. Then you are saying they are part of bitcoin [the ecosystem] whether they are part of core or not.

Increasing block size does not add features *and* it 'solves' the 'problem'. Without introducing any other layers of complexity, or attempting to artificially manipulate the fee economy that is growing organically just as it was always intended.

What frightens me is that the whole thing seems to have turned into a pissing contest.

The fee market isn't a problem right now, the block size is. So why are people trying to pre-emptively fix the fee market in an ass backwards way to address the block size problem.

Nobody is claiming to have predetermined that sidechains (or LN) are necessarily the ENTIRETY of the solution to the scaling problem, only that they are potentially part of it.  Bitcoin is an ongoing bleeding-edge experiment, and we are working with intuition, educated guesses, hypotheses, and prototypes, not off-the-shelf kit in neat little boxes.

Increasing block size does add features (and/or bugs), in the form of higher tps and whatever concomitant other new auto/adaptive regulation mechanisms come along with the eventual solution.  100k max tx size is probably only the first such required adjustment.

And thus, the 100k max tx adjustment neatly destroys your claim that larger blocks do not introduce additional complexity.  More is different; the dose makes the poison...

The Red Queen interpretation, whereby we must change Bitcoin ASAP for the sake of keeping it the same, is absurd.  Moving the tx supply curve with the goal of controlling the range where it intersects that of demand is prima facie centralized market manipulation.  As long as tx fees are absurdly underpriced, in terms of their cost and what users are willing to pay, the fee market is completely broken.  Bitoin's 'free sample/loss leader' viral marketing campaign phase ended with the emergence of omnipresent 'cosmic background spam.'

The "pissing contest" which "frightens" your delicate sensibilities is exactly the "fight" to which Tannenbaum exhorts us, because the "adversarial process is valuable in assuring [features] do not compromise security or reliability."


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July 27, 2015, 09:59:55 PM
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"After 5 years is the 1MB hard-limit the best anti-DoS mechanism that Bitcoin dev can come up with?"
Answer no, because the real anti-DoS protection comes from the consensus dust-limit and fee policy.

False. The dust limit and fee policy are not part of the consensus code (which the 1 MB limit is).

So the answer is in fact yes: There is no other anti-DoS mechanism in the consensus code after 5 years.

Proposing to add one is one possibility. Have at it.

consensus dust-limit and fee policy.

Policy which is observed by a super-majority of nodes is effectively a consensus. Also the message size limit is anti-DoS

That's incorrect, and I think someone (Adam?) recently wrote up some good stuff about the role of "nodes"

In order to matter, policies have to be enforced by either:

1. The node you are using, with respect to your own coins (your own node validates your coins, so you can't be fooled). Of course this only matters if others agree with you, or you have created an altcoin with a userbase of one (useless)

2. All nodes, or essentially all nodes.

"A majority of nodes" accomplishes essentially nothing. That is the entire point of the bitcoin design ("majority of nodes" is not sybil-resistant).

I'm amazed there exist Legendary posters who don't understand the assigned roles and limitations of incentive, consensus, and defection in Bitcoin.  They (IE Solex and Frap.doc) need to spend more type reading up on Bitcoin 101, and less time writing 1000s of misinformed posts from positions of ignorance.

I'd expect this kind of derpy mental diarrhea from a noob:

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"After 5 years is Nakamoto Consensus the best governance mechanism that Bitcoin dev can come up with?"


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July 27, 2015, 10:18:42 PM
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Community and major stakeholders vote for a blocksize increase

Hmmm where did that ever happen  Huh

I sure hope by community and "major stakeholders" you are not referring to reddit and bitcointalk.org

I know! It's only a valid vote if it's conducted under the rules as sanctioned by central control.

Giveen our understand of the situation it could never happen.

The major stakeholders vote for a blocksize increase is just a prediction of the fork to a more distributed code base that supports the original vision of Bitcoin. It is yet to happen it's my opinion that it's a forgone conclusion, we'll have bigger blocks, the vote is just around the corner so you don't need to do much if you feel you have this one in the bag.

Block size has topped this list for as long as.. well, since there was a list.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hardfork_Wishlist

If it were easy, it would have been done already.  Patience people....

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EVERYTHING down, Bitcoin UP  Cool
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July 27, 2015, 10:45:32 PM
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EVERYTHING down, Bitcoin & Monero UP  Cool

^fify

And look, another Monero shill for Frap.doc to expose:

https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/commits?author=laanwj   Cool



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EVERYTHING down, Bitcoin & Monero UP  Cool

^fify

And look, another Monero shill for Frap.doc to expose:

https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/commits?author=laanwj   Cool



don't hold your breath.  Monero isn't going anywhere.
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EVERYTHING down, Bitcoin & Monero UP  Cool

^fify

And look, another Monero shill for Frap.doc to expose:

https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/commits?author=laanwj   Cool



don't hold your breath.  Monero isn't going anywhere.

In a single year, it's gone from nothing to the #6 legitimate coin by market cap (~$5 million).

What makes you think it's now suddenly going to stop moving up the ranks?


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