A good cup of coffee doesn’t need sugar. @TRUTHcoffee
"Next: Blockchain" Amazon Instant Video ~ Charlie Shrem via @amazon
A few weeks ago I unsuccessfully tried to pay my cellphone bill with Lightning via @acinq_co's Eclair wallet and @bitrefill; kept failing due to what were apparently routing problems.
Just tried again, and out of the box it was a perfect success! $40 payment confirmed instantly.
What's the ideal content-tweet to retweet ratio?
I talk about @glenweyl and Eric Posner's "Radical Markets", and talk about radical markets in blockchain land.
Building a better mousetrap, not as simple as it seems: despite 4,400 patents granted, a simple design from 1897 is still the fastest, and represents 60% of the entire market.
Mousetraps: A Symbol of the American Entrepreneurial Spirit
Everybody, it seems, has tried to build a better mousetrap: more than 4,400 patents in dozens of subclasses have been awarded
ICYMI: It's big. And square. And Trump don't like it. via @YouTube
Looking for 5,000 Satoshis in short-term. https://t.co/VWsEkoXzxx
Great gift for all occasions! I might need to get a few dozen more... @saifedean
Great thread on the context and limitations of #blockchain tech:
Clemens Vasters 🇪🇺☁📨 on Twitter
“I've talked to a lot of distributed systems engineers (who build cloud-scale stuff) from across the industry about blockchain. While most platf...
Actually, it began 8 years ago.... 😋
CNBC on Twitter
“Sell gold, buy bitcoin? The ultimate global safe haven debate has begun. https://t.co/JLBPAykRIB”
My new conversation starter is "So I recently read Hanson and Simler's _The Elephant in the Brain_, and that book had a lot of interesting insights, for example how conversations aren't really about trading information, but are actually more about showing off how smart you are".
Brian Lui on Twitter
“My new dream is to be at a dinner party where @KevinSimler and @robinhanson's amazing book The Elephant in the Brain can be enthusiastically di...
You remember old movies when they wanted to make clear who were the bad guys, they showed them separating children from the families?
Your taxes paying the bad guys. Evil triumphs when good people remain silent.
Jason Kander on Twitter
“Positively heartbreaking and cruel. https://t.co/Dz3A6MQf7O”
BCH is the BTC I’ve been using since 2011
Any attempt to change a PoW algorithm has a major trust problem: who do you trust to propose such an algorithm, but *not* already have built an ASIC for it in secret?
Supposedly "ASIC-hard" algorithms don't help here either, as even in the best case optimizations are possible.
Vortex on Twitter
“@CobraBitcoin @peterktodd "loss of sales for their existing Bitcoin miners" False. They have massive reserves and plenty enough to create and ...
While I'm disappointed with Coinbase shutting access to Wikileaks, I'm not hating them or proposing any boycott.
Coinbase is the most bitcoin-friendly bank there is. Once you accept that they are a bank, it becomes easier to understand. If you need to use a bank, they're it.
Thread, but in particular this part.
The third parties that maintain share databases fail to do their job more often than you'd expect.
Bruce on Twitter
“6/ Tokenized securities are vastly superior to all previous methods of share ledgers- not because they eliminate trust of issuers like Bitcoin...
Gregory Maxwell made a very insightful comment re: PoW change the other day: because Bitmain is a manufacturer - and has the capability to quickly put out new ASICs - PoW changes represent an opportunity to sell *more* equipment, which can actually be good for them overall.
Cøbra on Twitter
“Chinese centralized miners now believe they can set economic policy, behaving like some sort of federal reserve. The Bitcoin Cash community sho...
Good guy clothing shop
That's the point of Bitcoin: be your own bank, receive your own payments so there is no intermediary to say "no". A hosted account is just a Bitcoin denominated bank account with mid term the same problems as PayPal and banks.
BTCPay Server on Twitter
“For those let down by Coinbase or Bitpay and open to host your own payment solution, come to https://t.co/t6dDYFgnqb if you need help getting s...
Stuff CS departments should teach, but don't do very well:
* Source control, esp. git
* How to do effective code review
* How to read API documentation
* Publishing your own library
* Command-line basics
* Debugging and fixing for the long term
* Refactoring w/unit tests
It is known that GPU is very unstable and they need significant attention to maintain. So industrial miners will have advantage. ASIC rig is stable and home miners do not have to use working hours to monitor the rig and it is more fair when they compete with industrial miners.
Bezos' 2017 Letter to Amazon shareholders: "High standards are contagious".
2017 Letter to Shareholders
To our shareowners: The American Customer Satisfaction Index recently announced the results of its annual survey, and for the 8th year in a row custom...
We have come full circle. Many people's interest in bitcoin started when Wikileaks was out under an extra judicial embargo by VISA, MC, PayPal and banks. Now Coinbase has repeated history. Oops.
WikiLeaks Shop on Twitter
“ANNOUNCE: Coinbase has blocked the official @WikiLeaks shop from its platform without notice or explanation. You can continue to donate #Bitcoi...
#BitcoinCash Welcomes: @Microsoft @Azure @Fidelity @Google @Apple @IBMResearch @Samsung @intel @Cisco @Oracle @Qualcomm @HP @SAP @Accenture @skhynix @TXInstruments @Corning @Fujitsu_Global @Sony @ToshibaInnovate @jack @elonmusk @peterthiel @barrysilbert @reidhoffman @novogratz
Peter R. Rizun on Twitter
“Billion-dollar corporations take note: Bitcoin Cash is open for business! Just try to fill up our blocks, I dare you. There will be no "Fideli...
#Bitcoin climbing a wall of worry right now. Conviction is low. Conditions are right for a new ATH.
Information products trend toward zero in both cost and profit in a digital world. They then become marketing costs for other businesses that are less replicate-able.
Do things that don't scale, but make money, and then figure out how to scale them.
Luno is one of the most successful crypto startups that nobody seems to be paying attention to. Looks like that is about to change
TNW on Twitter
“TNW x @Adyen proudly announce The UK's fastest growing startup + winner of Tech5 UK is… @lunomoney! 🍾 A big shoutout to the runner ups: @...
#Bitcoin ATH baked into the 2018 cake.
IIRC, AntPool fees are now burned in BCH. That's taking monetary policy into your own hands for you.
AntPool on Twitter
“Some BITCOIN CASH (BCH) investors may have noticed that Antpool has recently begun burning BCH by sending mining fees to a black hole address w...
.@NVK RULES! @francispouliot_
Do you trade crypto 24/7? Here's your chance to get paid doing it
GenesisGlobalTrading on Twitter
“Looking to join @Genesistrading? Working very closely with our Head of Trading, we are looking for an individual to cover the trading desk dur...
The very first bullet point in the howto for paper wallets is why they're not useful for most people:
Step 1: "Ensure your computer is entirely free from any form of malicious software."
This is equivalent to "get a hardware wallet"
Paper Wallet Guide: How to Protect Your Cryptocurrency
With Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a host of other cryptocurrencies once again making headlines following an incredibly bullish year, crypto security has nev...
Must have slipped their mind, somehow.
Saleem Rashid on Twitter
“In case it wasn't clear, score another one for me 🙂 The article refers to another security vulnerability I found in the Ledger. It is fixed ...
The slippery slope fallacy fallacy: assuming that all slippery slope arguments are fallacious.
Congrats @InsurePal_io !
Blockchain Slump? Banks May Be Fatigued But Insurers Are Pumped - CoinDesk
Giving progress reports on their blockchain projects, bankers come across browbeaten and anxious, while their cousins in insurance sound spritely.
Someone should come along and issue an ERC20 called "Reversible Ether" that is 1:1 backed by ether but has a DAO that can revert transfers within N days.
© Dave Birch (2018) on Twitter
“Thank goodness they weren’t using Bitcoin https://t.co/9URgMMswYB”
Here's what the "security" seal on my new @yubico Nano 4 looked like after I spent 5 minutes with a pair of tweezers, extracting the Nano 4 and replacing it with a totally different device.
Are you *sure* you'd notice that broken security seal? Even after opening 50 of them?
Sad that a journey of a thousand miles these days starts with a white paper, marketing, multiple "advisors" and $100 million.
With the prices, altcoin mining profitability has dropped.
3ideRaven on Twitter
“I’ve got several hundred of these mining rigs for sale. They are in open-air wooden racks. Used for 12 months. Minimum order for any po...
LIVE From Bitcoin Economic Event in Toronto w/ Max Keiser & More via @YouTube
Should I live stream Max & Stacy at Toronto event in a few minutes?
Technical picture for #Bitcoin now excellent as double-bottom bull pattern confirmed. New ATH incoming. $28,000 in play.
Percent of top 5-100 altcoins increasing > 200% over 90 days
(Original thread with discussion & more charts: )
Programming Blockchain alum @zallarak on why ASICs are great:
Why ASICs are Great – Neural Capital – Medium
Most literature on ASICs focuses on:
7x in 17 years, now $20T
US defense stocks skyrocket thanks to America's adventures in the Middle East – RT's Keiser Report — RT Business News #
US defense stocks skyrocket thanks to America's adventures in the Middle East – RT's Keiser Report — RT Business News
US defense stocks skyrocket thanks to America's adventures in the Middle East – RT's Keiser Report
Found out I owe a lot to @ev: took my first steps as a writer on Blogger, currently doing all my publishing through either Twitter or Medium. This entrepreneur is founder of all three companies:
Masters of Scale on Twitter
“In this week's episode, we went all the way back to @ev 's days as a blogger and look all the way forward to the future of @Medium. Listen for ...
“Why ASICs are Great”
Why ASICs are Great – Neural Capital – Medium
Most literature on ASICs focuses on:
Complicated smart contracts are both dumb (high chance of exploits) and not really contracts (subject to the whims of third parties)
In this thread: people who don't realize that YYYY, MM, DD is the default order for dates in Asian languages already (eg. 2018年4月19日).
Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin on Twitter
“The only correct order for dates is: year, month, day (eg. 2018 Apr 17, or 2018.04.17). All other orders are an abomination.”
When I use , it pops an error with "Error with request (response code 401):If this problem persists, try refreshing the page." what does it mean?
Economists always go wrong by assuming humans are rationale and that society will eventually reach equilibrium.
In balanced ternary, the 0.99999999999..... = 1 problem does not exist. But instead, you have the 0.11111111111...... = 1.999999999.... problem (taking 9,0,1 as the digits)
Only 24 hours left to take advantage of the early bird pricing for New York!
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Kraken CEO: Crypto Exchange Won't Answer New York AG's Inquiry - CoinDesk
An exchange that left New York in 2015 has been contacted by the state's Attorney General. They're not happy about it.
Actually @LiaraRoux understates it: Cloudflare quite happily hosts neo-nazi's, scams, DDoS services, etc. They only kicked off that one neo-nazi because of false claims that Cloudflare supported their politics; others remain.
Shows the power of FOSTA in criminalizing speech.
Liara Roux on Twitter
“Statement from https://t.co/C0sbA3Wwah's Assembly Four about the outage. After working to solve it, they were met with an email from Cloudfla...
33 more devs trained. Biggest class yet! Thank you @jmcorgan and Shannon for being TAs!
I have a feeling that Roger Ver's target audience is dickheads.
RideTheLightning⚡️ on Twitter
“OBVIOUSLY Reddit aren't going to accept a $100k bribe from Roger Ver. How can someone continuously make themselves look like such a massive dic...
My theory: the brain processes images faster when you’re young - and the effect, like shooting above 24 FPS in film, is slow motion. Conversely, with age, the brain processing rate slows down and so is analogous to fast-action films - with time flying by.
Jameson Lopp on Twitter
“Time appears to pass faster as we age, presumably because each unit of time progressively becomes a smaller percentage of our total time experi...
Bitcoin Q&A: Mixing services
While the #BitLicense may have legitimized #Bitcoin in some professionals’ eyes, that benefit was not worth the cost of #crypto startups fleeing the state.
Because of the high depletion rate, this would likely require mining rigs on wheels, hopping from well to well.
Bloomberg Markets on Twitter
“Here's an idea for shale producers facing a glut in Texas’s Permian Basin: Flare excess gas to generate electricity then use it to mine B...
When considered for countries with unhinged monetary realities like Venezuela, the supposed absurdity of hyperbitcoinization becomes a lot less obvious.
Bloomberg Crypto on Twitter
“The Venezuelan bolivar to Bitcoin market reached a record on Tuesday, as the dollar-starved nation increasingly seeks the digital token in exch...
Market cap of #MaxCoin will pass BitcoinCash in...
Intellectual honesty is less about being an intellectual than it is being honest.
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Dear @reddit, I heard that as of recently you were not a profitable company.
I'll pay you $100,000 USD if you simply appoint a moderator to /r/Bitcoin who supports free speech.
CC: @alexisohanian @wtfspez @brian_armstrong
Token engineering = “formal attention to the token’s role in driving the network towards a shared optimization objective associated with the network’s function, rather than the token’s value on a secondary market.” @mZargham @block_science doing solid work
On Engineering Economic Systems – Block Science – Medium
The Emergence of Decentralized Artificially Intelligent Networks
You can now send an on-chain Bitcoin transaction that'll confirm within 24 hours for 1sat/byte, or about $0.03. src: https://t.co/q10HAjmRSW
BBC Reporter Discourages Syria Questions Due To “Information War” With Russia
A BBC interview is making the rounds today among opponents of western interventionism in Syria. The subject of the interview, Admiral Alan West, voice...
BREAKING: @Ofcom demands RT run programs about London property prices going up! 😂😂😂
So long as we’re “updating” things, can we 🙏 work on the UX of filing taxes in 🇺🇸?
Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter
“Thanks to the historic TRUMP TAX CUTS, today marks the last time the American people will file taxes under a complicated & outdated tax sys...
If RT had a show about property prices in London going up @Ofcom wouldn’t bother to harass them. 😂😂😂
Afshin Rattansi on Twitter
“" @Ofcom launches wave of investigations into Russian TV channel @RT_com after Salisbury attack" #questionmore #FreedomOfSpeech #syria #skripal...
For what it's worth I think the long scale (10^6 = 1 million, 10^9 = 1 milliard, 10^12 = 1 billion, 10^15 = 1 billiard, etc) is superior.
How it came to be that 1000^3 is a billion, 1000^4 is a trillion, 1000^5 is a quadrillion is beyond me.
Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin on Twitter
“@PenBercifield Asia standardized on 10^4 separators mostly separately from Europe standardizing on 10^3? And it's worth noting that Europe its...
The way European languages do numbers sucks.
"15" and "50" both basically decompose into "five ten", just with weirdly different suffixes.
English: fifteen, fifty
German: fünfzehn, fünfzig
Russian: пятнадцать, пятьдесят
Korean: 십오, 오십
I don’t have a account yet. I will publish my account once I successfully have one. It is hard to sign up now because their little server is too busy.
Fun fact, In 1999, Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman predicted the rise of Bitcoin. In an interview with NTU/F, Friedman suggested a future system that would allow “A method where buying on the Internet you can transfer funds from A to B, without A knowing B or B knowing A.”
The only correct order for dates is: year, month, day (eg. 2018 Apr 17, or 2018.04.17). All other orders are an abomination.