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

November 2019

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┃┃╱╲ In this house
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“sanction evasion”
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Learning from your mistakes is great, but learning from other people’s mistakes is preferable.

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When you plan on visiting a country to teach them how to evade your government’s imposed sanctions, best not to twe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g0

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BitMEXResearch Bitcoin’s Initial Block Download

We record the initial sync time for many versions of Bitcoin. The results show an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…d8

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@WhalePanda Is Bitcoin dot com Exchange the real Bitcoin exchange?

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Remember to practice good OPSEC at Thanksgiving Dinner - if anyone asks about Bitcoin, it’s the perfect opportunity..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BY

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Dear dumbasses who use your botnets to run dictionary attacks against non-custodial bitcoin wallets: pic.twitter.com/rcVvijNa0q

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@NeerajKA Please memorialize @halfin’s account, @jack & @TwitterSupport. He’s probably going to want it back when he returns.

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@pocketdev When I say “no different” I mean that iOS push notifications pass through servers controlled by Apple; I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4L

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@farl You’d basically want to look around for technical documentation regarding how the Apple Push Notification sys..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XA

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Casa Keymaster comes in two flavors:
Basic Multisig - 2 of 3 key set provides far more robustness than a single har..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dC

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After switching to a version of Android with Google services ripped out it becomes painfully obvious how many apps..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pi

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As the sum of human knowledge grows at an ever-increasing rate the unfortunate result is that the relative ignoranc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1p

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Many states sell DMV data; this is a privacy nightmare because DMVs are generally strict about requiring multiple p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YQ

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@BitcoinAustrian You can be the god of your own sandbox, sure!

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Scarcity is a universal constraint - there will never be enough resources for us to do everything we can imagine, e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HU

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Democracy is magical pixie dust that makes theft, violence, and aggression acceptable as long as 51% of people are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oT

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@badcryptobitch Yeah it seems that very few countries have the same level of shielding for corporate entities as America does.

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@badcryptobitch I’ve had no trouble registering ISP accounts to LLCs for both rented and owned properties. Sometime..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…H1

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A VPN provider is just a second ISP; it’s preferable to register accounts for either without using personally ident..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yz

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@sanishiver The laws of man are being made irrelevant; good luck.

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Drama, fearmongering, and politics are to the mind what sugar is for the body. Your primitive monkey brain craves t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mz

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Bitcoin’s primary function is not “store of value” - that’s a result of its primary function.
Bitcoin is “fuck you..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UD

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You don’t need insurance.
You don’t need weapons.
You don’t need backups.
You don’t need privacy.
You don’t need bitcoin.
Until you do.

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The Bitcoin Core Config Generator has been updated for compatibility with the 0.19 release. jlopp.github.io/bitcoin-core-c…

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bitcoincoreorg Bitcoin Core 0.19.0(.1) was released!
bitcoincore.org/en/2019/11/24/…
Release notes: bitcoincore.org/en/releases/0.…

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Dear @KeybaseIO, you integrated cryptocurrency into your chat app and now all I get are spam messages requesting mo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ug

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@jxelsson You can build up your nerves by buying the 2 different Walking Dead titles that are coming out in the next month. 🙃

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Today is a glorious day for virtual reality enthusiasts! youtube.com/watch?v=O2W0N3…

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Two men broke into the Simply Delicious Food Market in Vernon, Canada, to grab cash from its Bitcoin ATM. They stol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6m

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I just asked around and it turns out that we do not currently have consensus to allow Bitcoin to die at this time. twitter.com/mark_dow/statu…

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thomasgermain Ever see an ad on a billboard that seemed a little too specific to your interests? It’s no coincidence. By tracking..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XB

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@ClintEhrlich That would be difficult to do, but the question is what sort of attack are you proposing? Anything si..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rx

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Q: What’s stopping big banks and governments from buying all the bitcoins and taking over the network?
A: The fact..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j7

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@olivierjanss No one “calls the shots” - no one can stop anyone over the long term, though economic realities will..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vz

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@olivierjanss Any such test would be flawed if you as a miner are not reliant upon paying your electricity bills wi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ce

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Investnoir Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Episode 58 - Jameson Lopp anchor.fm/investnoir3/ep…

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@LukeDashjr I think the dynamics are a bit different with regard to disease because there’s probably a period of ti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G3

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@LukeDashjr If you get infected with a disease due to your own decision not to defend yourself against it, then inf..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oo

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@olivierjanss Go ahead, we’ve been waiting for YEARS for someone to demonstrate this claim!

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@Suitpossum To be clear, I’m in favor of unions - workers should have the right to voluntarily assemble and use col..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vc

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coinmetrics Coin Metrics and @BitMEXResearch are happy to announce the release of txstats.com, the successor to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wn

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@Suitpossum That’s an interesting perspective but it seems like an oversimplification. While employees need food or..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gl

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@Suitpossum Coercion requires force; it sounds like the “force” in this situation is biological processes that are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lt

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@Suitpossum By exploitation do you mean when I have something you want but you don’t believe the price at which I’m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7p

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People want positive rights because they want to feel secure, like they have a safety net. But positive rights can..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8m

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If you support both negative & positive rights then you’re a hypocrite at some level. Negative rights mean you beli..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K5

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RepThomasMassie Today, while everyone is distracted by impeachment drama, Congress will extend warrantless data collection provisio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ja

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There’s no shame in preparing for events that are unlikely to happen, so long as the resources you expend are comme..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ge

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@WhalePanda @CasaHODL It’s a boat to take us to the seastead citadel.

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@stacyherbert @coinmetrics I think Vinnik was laundering funds that were stolen from MTGOX later on, not from the 2011 hack.

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The 6th richest bitcoin address holds $650M worth of BTC that were stolen from MTGOX in 2011 but never moved after..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1q

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@MatthewAaronCLE It was; obviously I changed it before posting.

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Not the response you want to receive when filing a support ticket for login issues… pic.twitter.com/fB9T73l5HF

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You’d probably be surprised by how many bitcoin owners don’t know about the halvings… twitter.com/robustus/statu…

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@anguschampion This debate has occurred for every halving and I expect will continue happening for at least the next several. 🙂

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@matthew_d_green OK FINE BUT I DISAGREE WITH ANY PHRASING THAT MAKES IT SOUND ELEGANT 🙃

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Bitcoin co-opted one altcoin idea:
The first issuance cut in 2012 was called “the halving.”
Dogecoin was created in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fe

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@Timccopeland Then dumb it down by saying that miners play a lottery and buy tickets with electricity.

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@MrHodl XT, Classic, and Unlimited (pre BUcash) are good examples of codebases that had the potential to become alt..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Te

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@MrHodl I’d still agree with that statement. Take, for example, two versions of Core, one which has the non determi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CG

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@killerstorm I agree that miners use mathematical functions as a part of their work, but it’s not a “math problem”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wd

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@BitcoinAustrian If we only considered “circulating supply” (though we’d have to first agree on how to define that)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dO

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Less than 6 months until we enter the 4th era of bitcoin inflation, at which point BTC will fall below the 2% infla..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ox

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Bitcoin miners don’t “solve complicated math problems.”
They make 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 guesses per second @..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3t

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BtcpayServer Ready for something special?

Introducing new themes and our first, specially crafted @CasaHODL theme. 😍💜

By..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pu

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@lukechilds @wtogami Also, in my experience, electrs is far simpler to install and run.

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Don’t build your castle in someone else’s sandbox.

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What they say:
“Smart ____”
“Predictive _____”
“______ assistant”
“Back up ____ to the cloud”
“Log in with [Faceboo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…85

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Get busy learning or get busy dying.

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@99BitcoinsHQ It might be interesting for you to create a chart that overlays the bitcoin exchange rate with all of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yf

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“In 2017 & 2018 during boom bust cycles, everyone thought that blockchain would be the answer to pretty much everyt..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9Q

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Most folks don’t value privacy and security because they think they are sufficiently safe and free. It’s inconvenie..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OO

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@SGBarbour It’s possible, though easier to do on second layer networks.

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Q: Is 21 million bitcoin enough to power a global economy?
A: No, but 2.1 quadrillion satoshis ought to suffice.

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Infrastructure improvements reduced the scarcity of food. The Internet has reduced scarcity of info. Now humans mus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wi

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@Nikhil25257582 Not gonna limit myself to one gravity well; need to digitize and distribute my consciousness across the universe.

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Lambos are overrated. I’m HODLing out for a holodeck, life extension technology, and a ticket off this god forsaken rock.

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@BitcoinErrorLog Sure, privacy and other use cases could command a premium.

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@HighbrowHaze It’s always the case, by design. You might mine bitcoin if you have a competitive edge (low costs) or..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T9

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Q: How much does it cost to mine 1 bitcoin?
A: Approximately 1 bitcoin.

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@TheBTCGame According to bitnodes.earn.com/nodes/?q=Gocoin there are 0 publicly reachable gocoin nodes.

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@JeremyRubin Unfortunately not, but if you can point me to the right tools I’m happy to give it a shot.

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@JeremyRubin I’m sure there’s room for improvement, though it seems the low hanging fruit has been plucked. I’d be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tP

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@matikwin Gigabit fiber. The bottleneck is still CPU though; if I didn’t have assumevalid set to 0 then I could syn..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WU

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Full validation sync of Parity Bitcoin (commit 7fb158d) to block 601,300 on my benchmark machine took 2 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes.

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MPtherealMVP Due to my tax advisor’s gross negligence, on Thursday while trying to pay for a burrito, I found out my main bank a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l9

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@JWilliamsFstmed Not as far as I can tell; looks like plenty of folks were charged with helping him escape but don’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NP

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@JWilliamsFstmed Indeed; apparently it’s also true in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.

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@PeterMcCormack If you put your house on the blockchain you can recollateralize it in infinitely small increments;..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hp

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@BradyDale Yeah, there are a number of unique aspects to Iceland’s justice system.

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In Iceland it is not a crime to escape from prison: the law recognizes that inmates, like all human beings, are nat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nR

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@untappedgrowth I know of at least one person who is working on this as a long-term project.

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Remember, remember!
The eighth of November,
The SegWit2X fork and plot;
Not enough time can elapse
That the 2X coll..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RI

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An East Hollywood woman known as one of two “Discount Bitcoin Bandits,” who robbed five people under the pretense o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5S

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@bommachine The reason I’m timing it to a specific block is because I’m testing 7 different implementations over th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c1

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@least_nathan Yeah, just looking at CPU usage vs all other resources. Bandwidth / disk I/O / RAM were all fairly lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dn

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@felipekosma Gigabit connection but in practice btcd was using a steady 20 mbit/s. twitter.com/lopp/status/96…

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Full validation sync of btcd v0.20.0-beta to block 601,300 took my benchmark machine 3 days, 3 hours, 12 minutes. 👏..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t1

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@hodloncomrades I depends on many variables. My highly connected node used about 500GB last month, though I’ve had..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…H1

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CasaHODL Browser-based Bitcoin wallets have serious security risks. 🔓

@lopp explains why in his latest post:
blog.keys.casa/security-issue…

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@PsychedelicBart @pierre_rochard I used to want a supercar, then I realized I could easily afford to buy a sport bi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dO

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If you take a “customer is always right” approach to software development, your interface will inevitably end up lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IE

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@BTCPuertoRico @pierre_rochard You can get a modern armoring package that only adds 500 pounds to the vehicle, whic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yy

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@pierre_rochard Armored Tesla FTW. Still fast, but with an excellent crash rating and room for the whole family.

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HEY EVERYBODY CHINA IS GOING TO _____ BITCOIN! pic.twitter.com/tbThu2cmdP

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RayDalio My below piece “The World Has Gone Mad and the System is Broken” explains some of the crazy things that are happeni..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c8

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@davidzmorris The ol’ tragedy of the commons problem; I touched on that here: twitter.com/lopp/status/11…

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Capitalists and their companies would be well-suited to invest in developing climate change counteracting technolog..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G2

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@nic__carter I consulted the authority of course: Merriam-Webster.

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“We optimized our blockchain for maximum throughput” is as relevant as “we optimized our hamburger for maximum aero..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rn

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“China is banning Bitcoin” FUD was more impressive than “Tether market manipulation” FUD and “mining is boiling the oceans” FUD. 😴

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@JamesCPoole @masonic_tweets @Bcoin In the past year they’ve made a number of improvements such as rewriting the bl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gy

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@Bcoin Full validation sync of @Bcoin master commit 77d8804 to block 601,300 completed in 18 hours, 29 minutes. 😲

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With at least 5 different people claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto these days, it really makes you wonder why none of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0b

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CaaS is the future of trust outsourcing! pic.twitter.com/9gaR1brpMS

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Full validation sync of Libbitcoin Node 3.6.0 to block 601,300 took my machine 27 hours, 37 minutes with a 100,000 UTXO cache.

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@sudogene @stephendpalley No, but I’m pretty sure that perjury is a jailable offense.

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@_drgo I was able to generate 21,170,000 keys per second with oclvanitygen on an AMD Radeon 6XXX card in 2014. 5 ye..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…A7

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@_drgo Yeah I seem to recall spending several weeks generating a 1Jameson…. address back in 2014. blog.lopp.net/how-to-generat…

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@_drgo Yeah I lucked out on the “fe” at the end. Only took a couple minutes. 9 letters would take a few days, 10 a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u0

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Generated on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at 2,300,000,000 keys per second. Tur..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sj

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joostjgr Does instant messaging over Lightning have killer application potential? The world needs censorship-resistant chatt..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q8

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@flyosity More puppies, less politics please 🙃

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If you’re looking for an Android compatible phone that prioritizes privacy and security, @GrapheneOS appears to be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sP

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@dev0tion_ @stratisplatform I suspect there is a lot of low hanging fruit; it was not taking full advantage of all my CPU cores either.

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Syncing the @stratisplatform Bitcoin node has been pretty disappointing. After 4 days, 3 hours it only reached bloc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gp

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@TimBeiko I think the fascinating thing about the Ice Age is that if enough people believe it’s a forcing function..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UR

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@TimBeiko Seems to me the ice age code only incentivizes changing the ice age code. Other changes are incentivized..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xg

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@TimBeiko What’s the point of having an ice age when everyone knows it will just get delayed as long as necessary?..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w4

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Ethereum devs delaying the Ice Age is becoming like Congress raising the debt ceiling - merely a formality. twitter.com/TimBeiko/statu…

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@HeyTaiZen You get what you pay for; in this case you paid the absolute minimum.

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@cryptosteel @Marsmensch @JuanSGalt @Trezor There is no standard for general SSS; SLIP-0039 is a proposed standard..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GL

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@San_person @Yubico At setup time when the secret is displayed, gather all your yubikeys, plug them in one at a tim..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qE

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@jonathascarrijo @TwitterSupport Yeah but I wouldn’t have been able to confirm it and thus activate it.

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Ah yes, the delicious irony of being unable to secure your Twitter account with TOTP 2FA because your browser is to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1X

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@AnitaPosch @Yubico Time-based One-time Password - it’s the 6 digit rolling codes that you probably use Authy or Go..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FM

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Web services with hardware based 2FA should support registering multiple devices! No need to force us into single p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iR

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@stephanlivera @GrapheneOS Perhaps. There were a few tricky steps like getting a phone with an unlocked bootloader…

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