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October 31, 2018, 09:42:30 AM
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Today is 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper.

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.general/12588/

That's pretty awesome. Thank you, Satoshi.

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October 31, 2018, 04:40:31 PM
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Time sure flies.
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November 11, 2018, 07:08:48 PM
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For those who have BCH at Bitminter:

On the 15th of november BCH may fork into two coins.

Withdraw your BCH from Bitminter before the 15th, or you will only get one of the two coins. BCH withdrawals will be locked shortly before the fork, until the blockchain(s) stabilize, possibly several days later.

If you want both the two new BCH coins, but you don't know how to handle this yourself or you don't want to, then there are some services that will handle the fork for you and give you both resulting coins. One of them is Coinbase:

See https://support.coinbase.com/customer/portal/articles/2959951

You can watch a countdown at https://cash.coin.dance/ as well as some data on the two factions, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV, who disagree on the future of BCH.

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November 13, 2018, 07:54:56 PM
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I'm trying to send my BCH to coinbase, but Bitminer site keeps saying my address is not a valid BCH address.  I'm simply copying the BCH address from my coinbase account, am I doing something wrong?
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November 13, 2018, 08:17:19 PM
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I'm trying to send my BCH to coinbase, but Bitminer site keeps saying my address is not a valid BCH address.  I'm simply copying the BCH address from my coinbase account, am I doing something wrong?
You have to use the cashaddr tool mentioned on that send page to convert your coinbase addy to the cashaddr format
eg  bitcoincash:qpm2qsznhks23z7629mms6s4cwef74vcwvy22gdx6a

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November 13, 2018, 08:18:08 PM
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Ah thanks, missed that.
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November 13, 2018, 08:29:03 PM
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So many people got their BCH stuck by sending it to BTC addresses.

Solution: make the website extremely annoying ...strict.

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November 13, 2018, 08:40:22 PM
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prefer it strict tbh

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November 13, 2018, 10:45:30 PM
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I still have my keys from pre-BCH that have bitcoin that should therefore have BCH on them too, I've just never done the conversion thingy to get that BCH.  As I understood it, when BCH forked BTC to create itself any BTC balance at that time was also valid BCH.  Anyone know if there is a time limit to do that?  Sorry if I'm not being clear enough.
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November 14, 2018, 12:17:45 PM
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I still have my keys from pre-BCH that have bitcoin that should therefore have BCH on them too, I've just never done the conversion thingy to get that BCH.  As I understood it, when BCH forked BTC to create itself any BTC balance at that time was also valid BCH.  Anyone know if there is a time limit to do that?  Sorry if I'm not being clear enough.
There is a tiny percent chance of a time limit to it; that is, if Craig Wright is to be believed about his intentions and capabilities.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2040221.msg47872930#msg47872930 (guy is a bcash supporter)
Suggest you read up and down from that post...
edit: hmm, on reflection, I guess there is no time limit. Deadalnix can keep changing pow. But bch will be ever less valuable and and ever more insecure.

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November 14, 2018, 02:31:32 PM
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I still have my keys from pre-BCH that have bitcoin that should therefore have BCH on them too, I've just never done the conversion thingy to get that BCH.  As I understood it, when BCH forked BTC to create itself any BTC balance at that time was also valid BCH.  Anyone know if there is a time limit to do that?  Sorry if I'm not being clear enough.

You can still import your BTC private keys from 2017-08-01 into a BCH wallet. For safety these private keys should no longer control any BTC and never be used for BTC in the future.

Some alt coin wallets may use the same folders as Bitcoin Core and mess up your Bitcoin Core data if installed on the same system.

Some alt coin wallets are malware.

If you use VirtualBox to do this in a virtual machine, note that a serious vulnerability was discovered in VirtualBox lately, see https://github.com/MorteNoir1/virtualbox_e1000_0day - I may be wrong but it looks like this is still not patched in the latest version.

There is no paranoia in cryptocurrency. Half the world actually are trying to steal your coins.

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November 14, 2018, 05:06:34 PM
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Last chance to move your BCH from Bitminter before the fork!

Tomorrow, on the 15th of November, there will be a BCH hard fork and an announced hash war. When the dust settles there may be two or more versions of BCH.

BCH withdrawals will be disabled an hour or two before the fork.

Countdown for the fork: https://cash.coin.dance/

Withdrawals will be re-enabled when the dust settles, at an unknown time in the future. If you didn't withdraw in time then you will only have one of the future BCH versions.

Coinbase has promised to handle the fork for you, so you may want to put your BCH there before the fork. There's probably other services/wallets that will do this for you. If you have the technical skill and knowledge then you may be able to do it yourself.

You may be wondering if a BCH hash war will affect BTC (bitcoin). Jimmy Song talks about it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gtu_zO4Ws8


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November 15, 2018, 04:46:47 PM
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BCH withdrawals temporarily disabled

Now starts the BCH hard fork and hash war. This may last for days.

For those who did not withdraw their BCH in time, withdrawals will be re-enabled once the dust settles and there are one or more stable BCH blockchains. You will then be able to withdraw coins on one of these chains.

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December 18, 2018, 12:06:14 AM
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BCH withdrawals are enabled again.

If you are no longer mining, then please cash out all your coins (BTC, NMC and BCH) from Bitminter.

Proof of keys celebration is coming up. Take control of your coins; withdraw today. https://www.proofofkeys.com/

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December 23, 2018, 03:23:35 AM
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DrHaribo, you guys are the best!
If I mine again it will be with you.
Wishing you big time LUCK ;-)

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December 27, 2018, 11:30:02 AM
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Thank you - hope that gives us some luck Smiley

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December 31, 2018, 12:13:46 AM
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Remember to withdraw your coins in time for the annual Proof of Keys!

https://www.proofofkeys.com/

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December 31, 2018, 11:12:11 AM
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Remember to withdraw your coins in time for the annual Proof of Keys!

https://www.proofofkeys.com/


Thanks for the heads up. Would I need to withdraw them from an exchane like coinbase snd transfer to my blockchain wallet?

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December 31, 2018, 12:11:24 PM
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Remember to withdraw your coins in time for the annual Proof of Keys!

https://www.proofofkeys.com/


Thanks for the heads up. Would I need to withdraw them from an exchane like coinbase snd transfer to my blockchain wallet?

The idea is to collect your coins from any places where you don't control the private keys, to wallets where you do.

There are some wallet suggestions at https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet

When you click on one, you can see whether it allows you to control your own coins. Some wallets have a green dot next to "Control over your money" and if you click that, it shows "This wallet gives you full control over your bitcoins. This means no third party can freeze or lose your funds. You are however still responsible for securing and backing up your wallet."

When you hold your own coins yourself, you have to protect them from hackers and make sure you have backups. A hardware wallet can help in case your PC gets hacked.

The advantage is that you actually have your coins. Maybe your coins are held today by the next mtgox disaster. Maybe they already lost your coins, they just haven't told you yet?

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December 31, 2018, 06:06:09 PM
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Gotcha. Thanks DrHaribo.

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