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Forbes article: "Anti-Semitism Drives Irrational Response To Cryptocurrency Warning" & My Response

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:25

Anti-Semitism Drives Irrational Response To Cryptocurrency Warning

Hey everyone. Our favorite bloated blowhard Jason Bloomberg is back, and this time his clickbait garbage has reached an all-time high. Now if you support Bitcoin or any other decentralized cryptocurrency, you're either a Nazi or, at best, someone who donates to the Nazi party. This isn't an exaggeration, in fact it's very nearly a direct quote -- read the article if you don't believe me.

Since there was a pretty good reaction last time I did this, I wrote another response article of my own. Read it and give me some feedback, or don't -- in any event, I wish I could say I'm surprised by the turn this has taken. This is the kind of nonsense we are up against -- if you call these sorts of people out on their dumb arguments, they will literally call you a racist - or in this case, a "rabidly anti-Semitic, alt-right, misogynist, extreme libertarian crypto-anarchist" (lol, okay). This guy was dredging up posts from 4chan to make his points. Of course, he didn't bother to address me, even though my response was the one that got the most attention and was even mentioned on marketwatch. What a coward. Hey, maybe he's just upset that me calling him clueless shows up on the first page when you Google his name?

I said it before and I'll say it again. "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." We are firmly in the "fight you" stage.

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Any updates on Schorr signatures?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:58

With LN mainnet release (yay!) I would love to know what the current progress is on implementing Schnorr signatures (last blog entry from 03/2017: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2017/03/23/schnorr-signature-aggregation/), which would basically reduce transaction sizes, reduce storage and bandwidth needs and fees even more. IMHO it would put another nail in some altcoin's coffin. Are there any updates? Who or what team is currently behind this development?

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Any Designers Want To Collaborate On A Lightning iOS Wallet With Me?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:29

I am pretty good with Swift and have several apps in the app store. But my designing skills - not so good. Anyone want to team up and build the freaking future!!?? Maybe there is a team already doing this?

Please PM me if interested...

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1 sat/byte transaction got it's first confirmation in 3 minutes.

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:10

And it was even coming from a non-segwit address.

Granted, low transaction fees are old news, but I can't help but be excited to send almost $100 for .00000372 BTC.

It's good to be in Bitcoin.

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Paypal's Warning Email To Stop Trading Crypto Has Been Proven To Be Fake.

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:26

Fake emails telling users that they couldn’t use PayPal for cryptocurrency trading were sent to many PayPal users.

On March 16th 2018, these phishing emails were sent to many cryptocurrency users. These emails claim that trading cryptocurrencies is prohibited under PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy, and ask the user to stop using PayPal for cryptocurrencies.


(Reddit wouldn't let me submit this as a link)

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Did you know that the current Bitcoin code is 77 thousand lines long?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:45

70 thousand lines from that are written in C++ programming language.

The very first working version number 0.1.0 only consisted of 14 thousand lines of C++ code. This is a tiny project by modern standards. For example, Linux kernel code has over 15 million lines of code.

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Question about creating own Lightning Node

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:58

Hi, I was wondering, what are the incentives for creating my own Lightning Node, eg on a Raspberry Pi, if that's possible? I read that a node owner has to pay his own electricity costs of course and then also has to pay some Bitcoin fees when opening or closing channels. In turn I also read that LN doesn't really generate any significant fees. So before I operate my own LN node I'd like to make sure I'm not actually burning money by doing so. Thanks for your understanding and help.

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Stitching Bitcoins

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:55

MtGox trustee confirms he did not sell BTC at same time as moving them, also didn't affect price

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:50

There was an update over at mtgox.com today, the trustee announces he did not sell coins at the same time as moving them.

He also says he sold them in a way which would not affect market price.

There's been a lot of FUD about this over the last couple of weeks and its starting to look like it was all bullshit.

Here's the link : https://www.mtgox.com/img/pdf/20180317_qa.pdf

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