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August 01, 2012, 11:17:03 PM
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According to the blockchain.info connection list, these chaps are running a bitcoin node...

http://i.imgur.com/j9Itp.jpg

http://blockchain.info/connected-nodes
http://www.cantabcapital.com

They're a systemic macro hedge fund based in Cambridge... Anyone else aware of much direct hedge fund activity/interest in bitcoin?

This could, of course, just be a rogue sysadmin having fun with bitcoind...  Wink
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August 02, 2012, 03:52:26 AM
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They're hiring. Anyone with Bitcoin on their CV?

http://www.cantabcapital.com/recruitment/
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August 02, 2012, 03:59:07 AM
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why is it running from "webmail" subdomain?
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August 02, 2012, 05:04:52 AM
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why is it running from "webmail" subdomain?

Because it's a sysadmin Smiley.

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August 02, 2012, 07:19:56 AM
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why is it running from "webmail" subdomain?

Because it's a sysadmin Smiley.

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August 02, 2012, 07:20:59 AM
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why is it running from "webmail" subdomain?
Because it's a sysadmin Smiley.
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Yeah, he's making the quants look bad Smiley
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August 02, 2012, 01:09:38 PM
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why is it running from "webmail" subdomain?
Because it's a sysadmin Smiley.
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Yeah, he's making the quants look bad Smiley

Nah he'd be alright as long as it doesn't generate too much traffic.
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August 02, 2012, 02:12:40 PM
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I know a lot of finance guys in london - a few of them trade in BTC, the concept of an anonymous currency with limited inflation potential seems to be quite appealing  Wink
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August 02, 2012, 04:33:49 PM
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Sysadmins in important positions the world over use Bitcoin, this is why it could never be made "illegal" to own/use, the world's largest hedge funds, governments, and contractors would lose too many of their best networking/infrastructure professionals.

That said, this sysadmin needs to probably consider moving his node to a cheap VPS instead. I (and I'm sure other sysadmins) did over a year and a half ago when it became obviously people were snooping out IPs on the network. Tongue

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August 02, 2012, 04:40:37 PM
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Sysadmins in important positions the world over use Bitcoin, this is why it could never be made "illegal" to own/use, the world's largest hedge funds, governments, and contractors would lose too many of their best networking/infrastructure professionals.

We run your computer systems... Wink
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August 02, 2012, 06:57:19 PM
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Sysadmins in important positions the world over use Bitcoin, this is why it could never be made "illegal" to own/use, the world's largest hedge funds, governments, and contractors would lose too many of their best networking/infrastructure professionals.

We run your computer systems... Wink

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