The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

May 28th, 2015

@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel I think we have different definitions of “criminal” and “legitimate,” which is fine…

via Twitter for Android in reply to ncweaver

@ncweaver @kristovatlas @pierebel Oh, OK, so you consider all “criminal” activities to be immoral / evil. *shrugs*

via Twitter for Android in reply to ncweaver

I could be wrong, but logs suggest one of my testnet nodes hit a 2,000+ block orphan chain during last block storm. pic.twitter.com/9QV8ymIDav

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NickSzabo4 Origins of smart contracts:
First paper: virtualschool.edu/mon/Economics/…
Peer-reviewed extended version: firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/…

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@maraoz Audio is going in and out; kind of jittery. We’re getting this error when closing the stream: pic.twitter.com/p1sBvB9CwE

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@Awyee707 @anarcholiberty @ErikVoorhees Only if you value your bitcoins in terms of fiat ;-)

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@anarcholiberty @Awyee707 @ErikVoorhees Exactly; there is no such thing as “stable value” - all value stability is relative.

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@Awyee707 @ThomasPaine5 @ErikVoorhees @ponli137 And that is different from any other publicly traded asset… how?

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@Awyee707 @ThomasPaine5 @ErikVoorhees @ponli137 51% ownership of all bitcoins is not a magic number; you can “manipulate” market w/far less.

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Is it ironic that many crypto & security development mailing lists use Mailman software that emails your passwords to you in cleartext?

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5) Thus it will still be imperative that any launched PoW sidechain has sufficient mining power protecting it against computational attack.

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4) If a miner attack prevents txns from being confirmed, you couldn’t post your “locking” proof on the sidechain to redeem your bitcoins.

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3) However, if a sidechain uses a PoW mining mechanism, it seems to me that certain mining attacks could break the pegging process.

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2) This is because the 2 way pegging process allows you to convert your sidechain tokens back to your bitcoins if the sidechain fails.

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1) Sidechains are meant to make it easier to experiment with significant changes to blockchain systems while eliminating many risks.

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