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Question: Would you rather have your processing power used to do something useful?
Yes - 6 (42.9%)
No - 8 (57.1%)
Total Voters: 14

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May 19, 2011, 11:55:26 PM
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Hi All,

I'm wondering, right most of the bitcoin processing power is used to resolve blocks, which are not used for anything except as "proof of work"?

What if instead bitcoin was implemented to do something useful, like help folding@home? Wouldn't that be better? Please vote!
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May 19, 2011, 11:58:34 PM
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no

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May 20, 2011, 12:00:26 AM
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ideally that would be good but bitcoin is not implemented that way for a number of good reasons.

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May 20, 2011, 12:00:34 AM
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If that can be done then you should show us how. It's like saying "Hey, all that work you're doing to make medicine should make food at the same time". Yes, that would be great. Please tell us how to do it.

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May 20, 2011, 12:01:20 AM
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Hi All,

I'm wondering, right most of the bitcoin processing power is used to resolve blocks, which are not used for anything except as "proof of work"?

What if instead bitcoin was implemented to do something useful, like help folding@home? Wouldn't that be better? Please vote!

We're already hashing something important, security work for the bitcoin block chain and economy.

Also, it's so far been impossible to find a way to make other 'more useful' data work as proof of work.
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May 20, 2011, 12:16:25 AM
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no

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May 20, 2011, 12:45:03 AM
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May 20, 2011, 01:58:21 AM
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I voted "yes" because Bitcoin mining is useful.

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May 20, 2011, 02:07:23 AM
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I voted "yes" because Bitcoin mining is useful.

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May 20, 2011, 07:33:40 AM
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