Let's take bitcoin back to $1k in honor of Charlie Shrem. Bitcoin must win, we can't let them take us down.
Shrem gets convicted for money laundering while no legal definition of bitcoin exists. Shrem gets convicted of money laundering while large banks do it on a daily basis. Shrems mistake? He was too small. Let's show the system what their fiat is worth. Today I bought $1k worth. What did you do for bitcoin?
Bitcoin 11 Years - Achievements, Lies, and Bullshit Claims So Far - Tooootally NOT a SCAM !!!!
That's right folks, it's that time again for the annual review of how Bitcoin is going: all of those claims, predictions, promises .... how many have turned out to be true, and how many are completely bogus ??? Please post / link this on Bitcoin (I am banned there for speaking the truth, so I cannot do it) ... because it'a way past time those poor clueless mushrooms were exposed to the truth. Anyway, without further ado, I give you the Bitcoin's Achievements, Lies, and Bullshit Claims So Far ... . Bitcoin Achievements so far:
It has spawned a cesspool of scams (2000+ shit coin scams, plus 100's of other scams, frauds, cons).
Many 1,000's of hacks, thefts, losses.
Illegal Use Cases: illegal drugs, illegal weapons, tax fraud, money laundering, sex trafficking, child pornography, hit men / murder-for-hire, ransomware, blackmail, extortion, and various other kinds of fraud and illicit activity.
Legal Use Cases: Steam Games, Reddit, Expedia, Stripe, Starbucks, 1000's of merchants, cryptocurrency conferences, Ummm ????? The few merchants who "accept Bitcoin" immediately convert it into FIAT after the sale, or require you to sell your coins to BitPay or Coinbase for real money, and will then take that money. Some of the few who actually accept bitcoin haven't seen a customer who needed to pay with bitcoin for the last six months, and their cashiers no longer know how to handle that.
Contributing significantly to Global Warming.
Wastes vasts amounts of electricity on useless, do nothing work.
Exponentially raises electricity prices when big miners move into regions where electricity was cheap.
It’s the first "currency" that is not self-sustainable. It operates at a net loss, and requires continuous outside capital to replace the capital removed by miners to pay their costs. It’s literally a "black hole currency."
It created a new way for people living too far from Vegas to gamble all their life savings away.
Spawned "blockchain technology", a powerful technique that lets incompetent programmers who know almost nothing about databases, finance, programming, or blockchain scam millions out of gullible VC investors, banks, and governments.
Increased China's foreign trade balance by a couple billion dollars per year.
Helped the FBI and other law enforcement agents easily track down hundreds of drug traffickers and drug users.
Wasted thousands if not millions of man-hours of government employees and legislators, in mostly fruitless attempts to understand, legitimize, and regulate the "phenomenon", and to investigate and prosecute its scams.
Rekindled the hopes of anarcho-capitalists and libertarians for a global economic collapse, that would finally bring forth their Mad Max "utopia".
Added another character to Unicode (no, no, not the "poo" 💩 character ... that was my first guess as well 🤣)
Provides an easy way for malware and ransomware criminals to ply their trade and extort hospitals, schools, local councils, businesses, utilities, as well as the general population.
~~Bitcoin is "striking fear into the hearts of bankers, precisely because Bitcoin eliminates the need for banks. ~~, Mark Yusko, billionaire investor and Founder of Morgan Creek Capital, https://www.bitcoinprice.com/predictions/
"A bitcoin miner in every device and in every hand."
"All the indicators are pointing to a huge year and bigger than anything we have seen before."
"Bitcoin is communism and democracy working hand in hand."
"Bitcoin is freedom, and we will soon be free."
"Bitcoin isn't calculated risk, you're right. It's downright and painfully obvious that it will consume global finance."
"Bitcoin most disruptive technology of last 500 years"
"Bitcoin: So easy, your grandma can use it!"
"Creating a 4th Branch of Government - Bitcoin"
"Future generations will cry laughing reading all the negativity and insanity vomited by these permabears."
"Future us will thank us."
"Give Bitcoin two years"
"HODLING is more like being a dutiful guardian of the most powerful economic force this planet has ever seen and getting to have a say about how that force is unleashed."
"Cut out the middleman"
"full control of your own assets"
"reduction in wealth gap"
"cannot print money out of thin air"
"Why that matters? Because blockchain not only cheaper for them, it'll be cheaper for you and everyone as well."
"If you are in this to get rich in Fiat then no. But if you are in this to protect your wealth once the current monetary system collapse then you are protected and you'll be the new rich."
"Theres the 1% and then theres the 99%. You want to be with the rest thats fine. Being different and brave is far more rewarding. No matter your background or education."
"NO COINERS will believe anything they are fed by fake news and paid media."
"I know that feeling (like people looking at you as in seeing a celebrity and then asking things they don't believe until their impressed)."
"I literally walk round everyday looking at other people wondering why they even bother to live if they don't have Bitcoin in their lives."
"I think bitcoin may very well be the best form of money we’ve ever seen in the history of civilization."
"I think Bitcoin will do for mankind what the sun did for life on earth."
"I think the constant scams and illegal activities only show the viability of bitcoin."
"I think we're sitting on the verge of exponential interest in the currency."
"I'm not using hyperbole when I say Satoshi found the elusive key to World Peace."
"If Jesus ever comes back you know he's gonna be using Bitcoin"
"If this idea was implemented with The Blockchain™, it would be completely flawless! Flawless I tell you!"
"If you're the minimum wage guy type, now is a great time to skip food and go full ramadan in order to buy bitcoin instead."
"In a world slipping more and more into chaos and uncertainty, Bitcoin seems to me like the last solid rock defeating all the attacks."
"In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any filthy statist's blessing, but because I am enlightened by own intelligence."
"Is Bitcoin at this point, with all the potential that opens up, the most undervalued asset ever?"
"It won't be long until bitcoin is an everyday household term."
"It's the USD that is volatile. Bitcoin is the real neutral currency."
"Just like the early Internet!"
"Just like the Trojan Horse of old, Bitcoin will reveal its full power and nature"
"Ladies if your man doesnt have some bitcoin then he cant handle anything and has no danger sex appeal. He isnt edgy"
"let me be the first to say if you dont have bitcoin you are a pussy and cant really purchase anything worldwide. You have no global reach"
"My conclusion is that I see this a a very good thing for bitcoin and for users"
"No one would do such a thing; it'd be against their self interests."
"Ooh lala, good job on bashing Bitcoin. How to disrespect a great innovation."
"Realistically I think Bitcoin will replace the dollar in the next 10-15 years."
"Seperation of money and state -> states become obsolete -> world peace."
"Some striking similarities between Bitcoin and God"
"THANK YOU. Better for this child to be strangled in its crib as a true weapon for crypto-anarchists than for it to be wielded by toxic individuals who distort the technology and surrender it to government and corporate powers."
"The Blockchain is more encompassing than the internet and is the next phase in human evolution. To avoid its significance is complete ignorance."
"The bull run should begin any day now."
"The free market doesn't permit fraud and theft."
"The free market will clear away the bad actors."
"The only regulation we need is the blockchain."
"We are not your slaves! We are free bodies who will swallow you and puke you out in disgust. Welcome to liberty land or as that genius called it: Bitcoin."
"We do not need the bankers for Satoshi is our saviour!"
"We have never seen something so perfect"
"We must bring freedom and crypto to the masses, to the common man who does not know how to fight for himself."
"We verified that against the blockchain."
"we will see a Rennaisnce over the next few decades, all thanks to Bitcoin."
"Well, since 2006, there has been a infinite% increase in price, so..."
"What doesn't kill cryptocurrency makes it stronger."
"When Bitcoin awake in normally people (real people) ... you will have this result : No War. No Tax. No QE. No Bank."
"When I see news that the price of bitcoin has tanked (and thus the market, more or less) I actually, for-real, have the gut reaction "oh that’s cool, I’ll be buying cheap this week". I never knew I could be so rational."
"Where is your sense of adventure? Bitcoin is the future. Set aside your fears and leave easier at the doorstep."
"Yes Bitcoin will cause the greatest redistribution of wealth this planet has ever seen. FACT from the future."
"You are the true Bitcoin pioneers and with your help we have imprinted Bitcoin in the Canadian conscience."
"You ever try LSD? Perhaps it would help you break free from the box of state-formed thinking you have limited yourself..."
"Your phone or refrigerator might be on the blockchain one day."
The banks can print money whenever they way, out of thin air, so why can't crypto do the same ???
Central Banks can print money whenever they way, out of thin air, without any consequences or accounting, so why can't crypto do the same ???
It's impossible to hide illegal, unsavory material on the blockchain
It's impossible to hide child pornography on the blockchain
All Bitccoins are the same, 100% identical, one Bitcoin cannot be distinguished from any other Bitcoin.
The price of Bitcoin can only go up because of scarcity / 21 million coin limit. (Bitcoin is open source, anyone can create thir own copy, and there are more than 2,000+ Bitcoin copies / clones out there already).
immune to government regulation
"a world-changing technology"
"a long-term store of value, like gold or silver"
"To Complex to Be Audited."
"Old Auditing rules do not apply to Blockchain."
"Old Auditing rules do not apply to Cryptocurrency."
Bitcoin now at $16,600.00. Those of you in the old school who believe this is a bubble simply have not understood the new mathematics of the Blockchain, or you did not cared enough to try. Bubbles are mathematically impossible in this new paradigm. So are corrections and all else", John McAfee, 7 Dec 2017 @ 5:09 PM,https://mobile.twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/938938539282190337
2013-11-27: ""What is a Citadel?" you might wonder. Well, by the time Bitcoin became worth 1,000 dollar [27-Nov-2013], services began to emerge for the "Bitcoin rich" to protect themselves as well as their wealth. It started with expensive safes, then began to include bodyguards, and today, "earlies" (our term for early adapters), as well as those rich whose wealth survived the "transition" live in isolated gated cities called Citadels, where most work is automated. Most such Citadels are born out of the fortification used to protect places where Bitcoin mining machines are located. The company known as ASICminer to you is known to me as a city where Mr. Friedman rules as a king.", u/Luka_Magnotta, aka time traveler from the future, 31-Aug-2013, https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1lfobc/i_am_a_timetraveler_from_the_future_here_to_beg/
2018-12: Listen up you giggling cunts... who wants some?...you? you want some?...huh? Do ya? Here's the deal you fuckin Nerds - Butts are gonna be at30 grandor more by next Christmas  - If they aren't I will publicly administer an electronic dick sucking to every shill on this site and disappear forever - Until then, no more bans or shadow bans - Do we have a deal? If Butts are over 50 grand me and Lammy get to be mods. Deal? Your ole pal - "Skully"u/10GDeathBoner, 3-Feb-2018 https://www.reddit.com/Buttcoin/comments/7ut1ut/listen_up_you_giggling_cunts_who_wants_someyou/
2018-12: "Bitcoin could be at$40,000by the end of 2018, it really easily could", Mike Novogratz, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, ex-hedge fund manager of the Fortress Investment Group and a longstanding advocate of cryptocurrency, 21-Sep-2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lC1anDg2KU
2018-12: Bitcoin will end 2018 at the price point of$50,000, Ran Neuner, host of CNBC’s show Cryptotrader and the 28th most influential Blockchain insider according to Richtopia,https://www.bitcoinprice.com/predictions/
Charlie Shrem is actively buying Effect.AI's governance token NFX
Effect.AI is launching their Effect Force platform next Wednesday (10th of July). Last week, in anticipation of the launch quite some hype originated around the NFX token, which is Effect.AI's governance token. Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin Advocate and advisor of Effect.AI's, has been buying up a lot of NFX tokens lately. Since NFX isn't listed yet, he bought the tokens OTC. As a result, several rumours have been going around on whether Charlie Shrem knows more about the future of NFX and possible future functionalities of the token. Check the screenshots below for evidence of Charlie Shrem publicly admitting that he is seriously involved in the project and wants to play a important role in the future of Effect.AI. https://preview.redd.it/uc6g9ryith831.png?width=1234&format=png&auto=webp&s=1715de0419927c8b28932bb7f4a2dde895214644
Cindicator (CND) - Revolutionary Idea combining Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence
Before I jump into the Cindicator Investment Case, I would like to establish that CND is not just another money-grab ICO. Reason being:
In development since 2015 with working products - Cindicator app currently has more than 20k users
Solid Team & Solid Advisor such as Charlie Shrem (Bitcoin Foundation), Anthony Diiorio (co-founder of Ethereum), Anton Govor (MD of Moscow Exchange), Evan Cheng (Director of Engineering at Facebook)
Raised only $15mil during ICO for 75% of total tokens despite being one of the most hyped ICO
Partnership with Microsoft BizSpark (received grant), Moscow Exchange (Top-1 startup at Moscow Stock Exchange accelerator, successful public pilot with MOEX)
Cindicator Investment Case Hedge Funds and Institutional Funds have been pouring billions of dollars into AI development to build the best trading AI. Reason for this is due to AI trading have been proven profitable for the trillion dollar industry. So why do I think that Hedge Funds and Crypto Whales will invest in Cindicator?
Hybrid Intelligence - CND created a platform which combines machine learning (AI) with "human intelligence" where data are gathered for users/analyst and feed into their AI to produce predictions on the market.
Self-sustaining economy - Funds will purchase the analytics using CND token while CND users/analyst will be rewarded with CND tokens. The more funds using it, the more reward the analyst receive and incentivized them to make accurate predictions.
*Consensus - Asset management world looks at research analyst consensus. Politicians look at pre-election pools. Two examples of separate industry which spend millions in trying to collect data to predict results. Cindicator would be able to solve that more efficiently at a lower cost. website: https://cindicator.com/ Also, plenty of updates coming up in the next 2-3 months. Roadmap available here: https://medium.com/@Cindicatooctober-december-roadmap-bb0639f68be8 tl;dr - moon, lambo, 10x. just kidding, please read and DYOR
2019-02-22 -- Stavanger Jolanda Engelvaart appointed as new CFO of Friend About Friend: Friend is pleased to announce that Charlie Shrem, bitcoin pioneer, cryptocurrency evangelist and visionary entrepreneur will be joining the team as an advisor. The Friend Platform is a new digital ecosystem technology for distributing access to software, collaboration tools and services in the cloud.. Website: oneos.cloud
2019-02-22 -- Stavanger Jolanda Engelvaart appointed as new Chairman of Friend About Friend: Friend is pleased to announce that Charlie Shrem, bitcoin pioneer, cryptocurrency evangelist and visionary entrepreneur will be joining the team as an advisor. The Friend Platform is a new digital ecosystem technology for distributing access to software, collaboration tools and services in the cloud.. Website: oneos.cloud
Block your dates: The North American Bitcoin Conference is all set to ignite Miami
The North American Bitcoin Conference, to be held in Miami on January 17, 18 & 19 is inarguably one of the longest running and most attended blockchain conferences for the Bitcoin, finance, and cryptocurrency spaces. This annual conference is designed to showcase the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking trends, technology and projects within the blockchain space. The North American Bitcoin Conference will be a two-day event and is expected to be attended by 1000’s of blockchain enthusiasts from all over the world. During the two-day summit top industry leaders, investors and service providers will be delivering keynote speeches and will also be conducting various panel discussions, covering many interesting viewpoints and reflections on crypto economics and the scalability of the blockchain. Venue The three-day event will be taking place at various venues in Miami on January 17th, 18th and 19th 2018. The main agenda of the conference will be themes centered around the future of blockchain technology, with a special focus on crypto and finance, security tokens, legal and KYC/AML regulations. Notable Speakers The notable speakers that have been announced so far include Notable speakers that have been announced so far include • Halsey Minor, Founder of CNET • Epperly Li, Investment Director at Bitmain • Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin pioneer • Matthew Roszak, Co-Founder, Bloq • Marco Santori, President of Blockchain.com • Craig Sellars, Co-Founder, Tether • William Quigley, Co-Founder, WAX • Jason King, Co-Founder, Academy • Brock Pierce, Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital • Alex Kokhanovskyy, Founder at Dreamteam • Volodymyr Panchenko, Founder at DMarket • Jeffrey Tucker, American Institute for Economic Research You can keep track of the speakers here. How to be a part of this mega event? To join this mega event, you can purchase tickets online. For Sponsorship and Exhibiting opportunities please email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). Keynote was launched in 2012 by blockchain strategist Moe Levin. to know more about Keynote and the event visit www.btcmiami.com
The challenge for a crypto company replacing a bank? "We have got to start thinking in Bitcoin", Antoni Trenchev tells Charlie Shrem on the latest episode of the Untold Stories podcast. Listen to them talk Parliament, crypto banking, antifragility & more!
If there has been one country that has been at the forefront of anti cryptocurrency sentiments, it is the People’s Republic of China. Last year was the best year for cryptocurrencies across the board with most of them reaching their all time highs towards the end of the month. That amazing year however, was not without difficulties. It was wrought by aggressive action being taken by China to introduce regulations that would entail a blanket ban on any and all ICO trading within the country. The cryptocurrencies rose struggled for a bit since China was one of the countries with the highest trading volumes for cryptocurrencies in the world but they recovered and reached their new all time highs. China has since kept up its efforts to curb cryptocurrencies and completely banned the CNY based trading with cryptocurrencies a few months ago. It has not yet let up on its continued fight against Bitcoins in the latest move to stamp out the Bitcoin mining operations in the country. Last week saw the confiscation of over 600 computers and other hardware pertaining to Bitcoin mining processes in the city of Tianjin by Chinese authorities. Illegal Bitcoin Mining in China Everything that’s related to Bitcoins has been banned in China, especially the process of Bitcoin mining. Since China happens to provide its citizens with subsidized electricity due to the massive coal reserves the country has, would be miners have sought to take advantage of that. Bitcoin mining works on the proof of work algorithm which uses a lot of computational and electrical power. Bitcoin mining is cheaper in China due to reduced electricity utility costs. An investigation was commenced in order to look into any abnormally large usage of electricity in Tianjin. This led the investigators to find a local operator from the Chinese energy sector in Tianjin who reported unusual activity. Following the leads, investigators ended up at a location which was conducting a significantly large mining operation with over 600 machines conducting the process of Bitcoin mining. Following the confiscation of the 600 computers and the high powered fans put in place to cool the systems down, the Bitcoin mining operation being illegally conducted in Tianjin to be completely shut down. It is because of this crack down that many Bitcoin mining operations have shut down or they have been moved elsewhere. China’s Stance Will Not Change With passing time, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are seeing a widespread adoption and proper regulatory structures that will work with the world of cryptocurrencies rather than against it. Whether or not China’s stance on cryptocurrencies was going to see a change was something that was being speculated but with the recent continuation of the crack down on the Bitcoin mining operation in Tianjin, it seems that the stance will not change any time soon. It seems like China’s crackdown will continue without pause for the foreseeable future until it is actually able to bring down Bitcoin or if it finally realizes that it’s impossible and gives up. Charlie Shrem is a Bitcoin pioneer, a social economist and digital currency trader. His work in this field is legendary. In 2011, at the dawn of the crypto era, he founded BitInstant, the first and largest Bitcoin company. In 2013, he founded the Bitcoin Foundation and serve as its vice chairman. Since then, Charlie has advised more than a dozen digital currency companies, launched and managed numerous partnerships between crypto and non-crypto companies, and is the go-to guy for some of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs. In short, he is the ultimate insider at the epicenter of the crypto universe. Crypto.IQ is a premier advisory firm providing expert research, education and advice in the world of cryptoassets. The company is unique in that it combines the unparalleled expertise of crypto pioneer Charlie Shrem with the unparalleled market knowledge of three Wall Street experts with more than a century of combined financial industry experience. Together, they have managed and traded more than $1 billion in assets. In a world of “instant experts,” who have little knowledge or trading experience, the Crypto.IQ team offers the proven depth, insight and knowledge to help their clients achieve success. https://medium.com/@rusgasio/chinas-crackdown-on-cryptocurrencies-continues-146bf3e120d3
The debate is not "SHOULD THE BLOCKSIZE BE 1MB VERSUS 1.7MB?". The debate is: "WHO SHOULD DECIDE THE BLOCKSIZE?" (1) Should an obsolete temporary anti-spam hack freeze blocks at 1MB? (2) Should a centralized dev team soft-fork the blocksize to 1.7MB? (3) OR SHOULD THE MARKET DECIDE THE BLOCKSIZE? (354 points, 116 comments)
"Notice how anyone who has even remotely supported on-chain scaling has been censored, hounded, DDoS'd, attacked, slandered & removed from any area of Core influence. Community, business, Hearn, Gavin, Jeff, XT, Classic, Coinbase, Unlimited, ViaBTC, Ver, Jihan, Bitcoin.com, btc" ~ u/randy-lawnmole (176 points, 114 comments)
"You have to understand that Core and their supporters eg Theymos WANT a hardfork to be as messy as possible. This entire time they've been doing their utmost to work AGAINST consensus, and it will continue until they are simply removed from the community like the cancer they are." ~ u/singularity87 (170 points, 28 comments)
3 excellent articles highlighting some of the major problems with SegWit: (1) "Core Segwit – Thinking of upgrading? You need to read this!" by WallStreetTechnologist (2) "SegWit is not great" by Deadalnix (3) "How Software Gets Bloated: From Telephony to Bitcoin" by Emin Gün Sirer (146 points, 59 comments)
Now that BU is overtaking SW, r\bitcoin is in meltdown. The 2nd top post over there (sorted by "worst first" ie "controversial") is full of the most ignorant, confused, brainwashed comments ever seen on r\bitcoin - starting with the erroneous title: "The problem with forking and creating two coins." (142 points, 57 comments)
enough with the blockstream core propaganda : changing the blocksize IS the MORE CAUTIOUS and SAFER approach . if it was done sooner , we would have avoived entirely these unprecedented clycles of network clogging that have caused much frustrations in a lot of actors (173 points, 15 comments)
Dear Theymos, you divided the Bitcoin community. Not Roger, not Gavin, not Mike. It was you. And dear Blockstream and Core team, you helped, not calling out the abhorrent censorship, the unforgivable manipulation, unbecoming of supposed cypherpunks. Or of any decent, civil persons. (566 points, 87 comments)
So, Alice is causing a problem. Alice is then trying to sell you a solution for that problem. Alice now tell that if you are not buying into her solution, you are the cause of the problem. Replace Alice with Greg & Adam.. (139 points, 28 comments)
SegWit+limited on-chain scaling: brought to you by the people that couldn't believe Bitcoin was actually a sound concept. (92 points, 47 comments)
Reality check: today's minor bug caused the bitcoin.com pool to miss out on a $12000 block reward, and was fixed within hours. Core's 1MB blocksize limit has cost the users of bitcoin >$100k per day for the past several months. (270 points, 173 comments)
Top post on /bitcoin about high transaction fees. 709 comments. Every time you click "load more comments," there is nothing there. How many posts are being censored? The manipulation of free discussion by /bitcoin moderators needs to end yesterday. (229 points, 91 comments)
Fantasy land: Thinking that a hard fork will be disastrous to the price, yet thinking that a future average fee of > $1 and average wait times of > 1 day won't be disastrous to the price. (209 points, 70 comments)
"Segwit is a permanent solution to refuse any blocksize increase in the future and move the txs and fees to the LN hubs. The chinese miners are not as stupid as the blockstream core devaluators want them to be." shock_the_stream (150 points, 83 comments)
In response to the "unbiased" ELI5 of Core vs BU and this gem: "Core values trustlessness and decentralization above all. Bitcoin Unlimited values low fees for on-chain transactions above all else." (130 points, 45 comments)
Core's own reasoning doesn't add up: If segwit requires 95% of last 2016 blocks to activate, and their fear of using a hardfork instead of a softfork is "splitting the network", then how does a hardfork with a 95% trigger even come close to potentially splitting the network? (96 points, 130 comments)
I'm more concerned that bitcoin can't change than whether or not we scale in the near future by SF or HF (26 points, 9 comments)
"The best available research right now suggested an upper bound of 4MB. This figure was considering only a subset of concerns, in particular it ignored economic impacts, long term sustainability, and impacts on synchronization time.." nullc (20 points, 4 comments)
At any point in time mining pools could have increased the block reward through forking and yet they haven't. Why? Because it is obvious that the community wouldn't like that and correspondingly the price would plummet (14 points, 14 comments)
Dear Theymos, you divided the Bitcoin community. Not Roger, not Gavin, not Mike. It was you. And dear Blockstream and Core team, you helped, not calling out the abhorrent censorship, the unforgivable manipulation, unbecoming of supposed cypherpunks. Or of any decent, civil persons. by parban333 (566 points, 87 comments)
The debate is not "SHOULD THE BLOCKSIZE BE 1MB VERSUS 1.7MB?". The debate is: "WHO SHOULD DECIDE THE BLOCKSIZE?" (1) Should an obsolete temporary anti-spam hack freeze blocks at 1MB? (2) Should a centralized dev team soft-fork the blocksize to 1.7MB? (3) OR SHOULD THE MARKET DECIDE THE BLOCKSIZE? by ydtm (354 points, 116 comments)
151 points: nicebtc's comment in "One miner loses $12k from BU bug, some Core devs scream. Users pay millions in excessive tx fees over the last year "meh, not a priority"
123 points: 1DrK44np3gMKuvcGeFVv's comment in "One miner loses $12k from BU bug, some Core devs scream. Users pay millions in excessive tx fees over the last year "meh, not a priority"
117 points: cryptovessel's comment in nullc disputes that Satoshi Nakamoto left Gavin in control of Bitcoin, asks for citation, then disappears after such citation is clearly provided. greg maxwell is blatantly a toxic troll and an enemy of Satoshi's Bitcoin.
117 points: seweso's comment in Roger Ver banned for doxing after posting the same thread Prohashing was banned for.
113 points: BitcoinIsTehFuture's comment in Dear Theymos, you divided the Bitcoin community. Not Roger, not Gavin, not Mike. It was you. And dear Blockstream and Core team, you helped, not calling out the abhorrent censorship, the unforgivable manipulation, unbecoming of supposed cypherpunks. Or of any decent, civil persons.
106 points: MagmaHindenburg's comment in bitcoin.com loses 13.2BTC trying to fork the network: Untested and buggy BU creates an oversized block, Many BU node banned, the HF fails • /Bitcoin
98 points: lon102guy's comment in bitcoin.com loses 13.2BTC trying to fork the network: Untested and buggy BU creates an oversized block, Many BU node banned, the HF fails • /Bitcoin
The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law. Satoshi and Bitcoin Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished. Vile attacks against anyone who opposes bitcoin or any business's involved in BTC. We saw the attacks against two-bit idiot + 7months of people defending Mt.Gox. The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity). Satoshi Nakamoto fits the bill. The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society. It's always the government/banksters vs bitcoin. The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members' participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group. Strong support of drugs, porn and gambling by bitcoiners as long as they are purchased with bitcoin. The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members. "Adoption" as bitcoiners call it. Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities. Bitcoiners always talk about the community. The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. Charlie Shrem(bitcoin brotherhood), Roger Ver(making the world a better place), Andreas Antonopolous(saving farmers in Africa)
Charlie Shrem's journey to prison and back is a parable for the transformation of bitcoin during its first years. Both Shrem and bitcoin have gone from being idealists to outlaws to trying to make ... However, on January 26, 2014, returning from an Amsterdam conference, Shrem was arrested at JFK airport — accused of laundering $1 million USD worth of bitcoin that was tied to the Silk Road ... Born in 1989, Charlie Shrem is an American co-founder of former bitcoin exchange BitInstant and a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation. In 2014, Shrem was notably accused of selling more than $1 million worth of bitcoin to users of darknet market Silk Road, operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, and failing to report ... Background in Bitcoin . Shrem, born in 1989, was a college senior in 2011 at the time bitcoin emerged. He began investing in the cryptocurrency at that time, but eventually lost his stake when his ... Shrem is generally considered by Bitcoin maximalists to be one of the community's icons, pioneers, and martyrs. In 2014, when he was 24, he was charged with money-laundering criminals' Bitcoins on Silk Road, a black market for illicit goods, among other things.
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