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Primecoin

Discussion about Primecoin and its infra. Primecoin is a very innovative cryptocurrency, being the 1st non Hash-Cash PoW crypto, naturally scarce (not artificially), with very fast confirmations (1min), elastic readjusting reward & a useful mining (byproducts are primes). Primecoin is sustainable (miners are guaranteed to have revenues), and decentralized (ASIC/FPGA are not particularly advantaged). Sidechain for decentralized data applications (e.g. Storj) currently in development.
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Primecoin

Primecoin is an innovative cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency secured by cryptography and issued through a decentralized mining market. Derived from Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin, Primecoin introduces an unique form of proof-of-work based on searching for prime numbers.
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CoinRollHunting: the hobby of searching change pulled from circulation for collectible coins

This subreddit is a redirect to the /CRH subreddit.
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Where can I buy a 4-6 GPU cryptocoin miner with bitcoins?

Ebay only accepts paypal
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Where can I buy a 4-6 GPU cryptocoin miner with bitcoins?

ebay takes only paypal
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Where can I buy a 4-6 GPU cryptocoin miner with bitcoins? /r/BitcoinBeginners

Where can I buy a 4-6 GPU cryptocoin miner with bitcoins? /BitcoinBeginners submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[#75] Popular torrenting software µTorrent has included an automatic cryptocoin-miner in their latest update. [Bitcoin] 115 comments

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"Coinye - Don't f**k with this coin. January 11th, 2014 , 11:00 PM EST with a *FAIR* release. F**k mining, we pickin. - A cryptocoin for pickers, not miners. Scrypt based coin. Like Litecoin, Dogecoin, sorta like Bitcoin.

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"Coinye West - Coinye West - Don't f**k with this coin. January 11th, 2014 , 11:00 PM EST with a *FAIR* release. F**k mining, we pickin. - A cryptocoin for pickers, not miners. Scrypt based coin. Like Litecoin, Dogecoin, sorta like Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin vs. XRP

Bitcoin operates on a public blockchain ledger that supports a digital currency used to facilitate payments for goods and services. Bitcoin, the network, is primarily known for its bitcoin cryptocurrency (typically referred to as "bitcoin" or by the abbreviation BTC).
The bitcoin network is based on the blockchain concept, a public ledger of verified transactions and record-keeping. Miners verify transactions on an ongoing basis and add them to the bitcoin blockchain which serves as a ledger of all activity across the network. In exchange for their time and the computing power necessary to validate the ledger in this way, miners are rewarded with BTC upon successfully validating certain quantities of transactions.
XRP, on the other hand, is a technology that is mainly known for its digital payment network and protocol. Aside from the cryptocurrency XRP, Ripple is perhaps even better known as a payment settlement, asset exchange, and remittance system that works more like SWIFT, a service for international money and security transfers that is used by a network of banks and financial intermediaries.
Transaction Validation
Instead of using the blockchain mining concept, the Ripple network uses a unique distributed consensus mechanism through a network of servers to validate transactions. By conducting a poll, the servers or nodes on the network decide by consensus about the validity and authenticity of the transaction. This enables almost instant confirmations without any central authority, which helps to keep XRP decentralized and yet faster and more reliable than many of its competitors.
While the bitcoin network is accused of being energy-hungry due to its mining system, the Ripple system consumes negligible power owing to its mining-free mechanism.
Processing Times and Costs
While bitcoin transaction confirmations may take many minutes and may be associated with high transaction costs, XRP transactions are confirmed within seconds at very low costs. BTC has a total supply of 21 million cryptocoins, and XRP has a total of 100 billion pre-mined cryptocoins.
Mining and Circulation
Bitcoin uses a proof-of-work system and mining for releasing new BTC tokens, forming an essential part of the validation process, while all of the XRP tokens are pre-mined. For this reason, XRP mining does not exist in the same way that bitcoin mining does.
The cryptocoin release mechanism is different for both BTC and XRP. While bitcoins are released and added to the network as, and when, the miners find them, a smart contract controls the release of XRP.
Ripple planned to release a maximum of 1 billion XRP tokens each month as governed by an in-built smart contract; the current circulation is over 43 billion. Any unused portion of the XRP in a particular month will be shifted back to an escrow account. This mechanism ensures that there will be no possibility of misuse due to an oversupply of XRP cryptocoins, and it will take many years before all the cryptocoins will be available.
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What is Cryptocurrency Mining?

There are various ways of gaining cryptocurrencies and one major way is through cryptocurrency mining. So, Cryptofactsbc will help you understand what is cryptocurrency Mining and how to mine these cryptos. There is nothing to worry about because we will give you everything you need to know about cryptocurrency mining and suggest some steps to follow if you want to mine cryptocurrencies. Let us dig into our topic for the day, What is cryptocurrency Mining?

Understanding Mining

When we take Gold Mining for example miners go into pits to dig for Gold, others use machines one the surface on the lands to detect possible places where Gold will be located.. They find and wash the gold and refine it and get it ready to be sold. That is how Gold mining is done in the real world but when we come to the crypto world it is slightly different. For our fiat currency, the government decides the quantity to be printed and when to print and circulate them because it is centralised.

Cryptocurrency Mining

Cryptocurrency Mining is the process where by verified transactions are added to a ledger which is known as Blockchain. Crypto coins are decentralized therefore no authority or government persons can order for the circulation of cryptos. Mining Cryptocoins is an arms race that rewards early adopters. Anyone can participate in mining provided they have the necessary materials to start.
I am pretty sure you have heard pf Bitcoins, the first decentralised cryptocurrency that was released in early 2009. Similar digital currencies have crept into the world-wide market since then, including a spin-off from Bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash. You can get in on the cryptocurrency rush if you take the time to learn the basics properly.

Methods of Cryptocurrency Mining

There are various ways of mining and we will look a few methods; Cloud Mining Basically these are some of the cryptocurrencies that can be mined, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Thether, Bitcoin Cash and others. The main cryptocurrency we will talk about it’s mining is Bitcoin. Cloud Mining is process whereby miners pay money to rent some hardware from a host company. A company owns bitcoin hardware and then gives them out on rent so miners in-turn rent part of these bitcoin hardware and utilize them remotely.

CPU Mining

The use of Central Processing Unit of your computer, which is the brain of your computer was the very first method people adopted for mining bitcoins when bitcoins were first launched in the year 2009. Back then the mining difficulty was very low so just your CPU could help your gain some huge fractions of Bitcoins. But as stuff were advancing the mining difficulty increase and became higher so people started to look for something better and higher than a normal CPU.

GPU Mining

When technology was advancing, Graphics Processing Units were created. They are programmable electronic chip or circuit that helps the computer to solve complex problems. Most Especially for gamer to be to install games with high graphics requirements on the computer. GPU become very popular therefore people began to use them to mine for bitcoins and amazingly the mining power of 1 GPU equals about 30 CPUs. So, in order for you to gain higher fractions of bitcoins as mine you need to upgrade whiles the system also advances.

FPGA Mining

Another invention came into the system to out smart the GPU mining which was the FPGA. It is an integrated circuit that also helps the computer to carry out a set of calculations. It is almost 10- 100 times better and faster than GPU mining.

ASIC Mining

The full meaning of ASIC is Application Specific Integrated Circuit and it was a breed of miner that was introduced in the year 2019. The sole purpose of this ASIC was to mine bitcoins so you can imagine how fast it would be.
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/r/BTC can't figure out where 40% of their hash power is coming from. Top comment reassures them this doesn't matter, even though it's clearly malicious.

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JANDB EXCHANGE

We offer a wide range of services, designed to help Bitcoin miners invest their Bitcoins in to latest growing cryptocoins to get maximum growth. Cryptocurrency is going to be the fast and secure future currency. We are creating awareness and guiding people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies to get safest profits in easiest way through our platform. Crypto system is going to Rule the world by providing the best, Fast and safe Trading and Payment solutions across the world in very short time.
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In light of the recent low cost of block space, an alternative to fee estimation algorithms

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Why is Largo Coin faster, safer, smarter and in general better than most other crypto?

Why is Largo Coin faster, safer, smarter and in general better than most other crypto?
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Well, the short answer is pretty obvious: Largo Coin was designed so. The longer elaboration would, however, include several flashbacks into what crypto was like in the past and what challenges did not allow it to spread.
First of all, we all remember the beginning of crypto development by the rise of Bitcoin: for most of us, it just appeared from out of nowhere and soon became either a transaction tool or a form of investment, or both. The new funky thing called a digital coin attracted more adopters, but few actually were looking ahead; most simply enjoyed a new toy, especially when its price began to grow exponentially.
While many were learning the basics of cryptotrade, we at Largo were focused on analysis of the true life-changing powers that blockchain could bring. Unfortunately, for those coins that have already become basic, like notorious Bitcoin or Ether, mass adoption would simply never happen for multiple reasons, the main of which is its inability to scale-up. The more we use it, the more computing powers the network requires, and, therefore, the more investment into hardware and electricity. The world of Bitcoin all revolves around miners, their mining rigs and plants. Granted, they are all necessary to ensure the networks runs properly, but is it not weird to have to invest millions and billions not directly into the value, but into the hardware that protects the value itself? We gave it a round of consideration and thought of a more elegant solution, that would be secure and fast without such tremendous costs.
Proof-of-Stake and Masternodes
“Proof-of-Stake is a type of consensus mechanism in which users of a blockchain-based network are required to freeze some volumes of their coins to have a chance of being chosen to verifying transactions in a block.”
That means, that the main idea of blockchain is sustained without huge computing powers, but actually at a higher security rate. It is simply logical that no sane person would willingly infringe the network security when their own funds are locked up in this exact network. In such case, that hypothetical fraudster would cause others depreciate the value of coins in the network, which makes the entire idea of tampering with security incompetent. Unlike traditional Proof-of-Work, where in the worst case scenario the manipulator still owns a lot of expensive hardware, in Proof-of-Stake the scenario for any sort of cheating is always worst. Having set Proof-of-Stake into the core of Largo Coin design, we upgraded it further to ensure higher security and speed of transactions, altogether delivering a cryptocoin system of the next generation, that inherits no disadvantage of the current ones and is tailored to fit the future needs of mass adoption.

LargoCoin.io - Bring useful money to the world!
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Could Core & Unlimited come together to make 'one' coin for wealth store and 'one' coin for transactions?

I'm a regular user, investor. I want Bitcoin to succeed for political (change the system) reasons and for personal investment.
I don't want greed, power plays or manipulation by outside governments to get in the way of my dream. At the moment Unlimited vs Core seems threatens my dream and investment.
Is it a stupid proposal to 'consider' that Core and Unlimited to come together to make a smooth well thought out divorce?
Bitcoin would be considered gold 2.0. It would be slow and steady, extremely decentralised and secure. SegWit would be allowed to go through but the blocksize would be fixed at 1MB.
Unlimited bitcoin's energy would be invested in speed and the formation of a daily currency. Big blocks.
Is it naive of a normal hodler to want harmony in the force?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

Cryptocurrency mining, or cryptomining, is a process in which transactions for various forms of cryptocurrency are verified and added to the blockchain digital ledger. Also known as cryptocoin mining, altcoin mining, or Bitcoin mining (for the most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin), cryptocurrency mining has increased both as a topic and activity as cryptocurrency usage itself has grown exponentially in the last few years.
Each time a cryptocurrency transaction is made, a cryptocurrency miner is responsible for ensuring the authenticity of information and updating the blockchain with the transaction. The mining process itself involves competing with other cryptominers to solve complicated mathematical problems with cryptographic hash functions that are associated with a block containing the transaction data.
The first cryptocurrency miner to crack the code is rewarded by being able to authorize the transaction, and in return for the service provided, cryptominers earn small amounts of cryptocurrency of their own. In order to be competitive with other cryptominers, though, a cryptocurrency miner needs a computer with specialized hardware.
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On Fungibility, Bitcoin, Monero and why ZCash is a bad idea.

On Fungibility, Bitcoin, Monero and why ZCash is a bad idea. submitted by dnale0r to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Bcash is damaging both itself and bitcoin through violent difficulty and hash rate oscillations

Bitcoin is currently under attack (intentionally or not) from the bcash difficulty algorithm that deviates in a stupid way from Satoshi Nakamoto's original one. This leads to extreme difficulty oscillations on the bcash chain, which affect bitcoin as well.
This is possible because bcash kept the original proof-of-work algorithm, so miners can freely choose whether to mine bitcoin or bcash.
During the phases when the bcash difficulty is very low, lots of miners jump on the bcash chain and mine an insane number of blocks, many times more than the intended 6 per hour. Bitcoin loses that hash power and becomes slow, so the fees rise.
After a few days the bcash difficulty adjusts upward, so miners jump back to bitcoin and begin to reduce the backlog. However, bcash's difficulty algorithm is senselessly asymmetric, so it adjusts down much more rapidly than up. As a consequence, its difficulty falls like a stone after 12 hours, and many miners jump back, deserting bitcoin.
If this continues, bitcoin's average block rate will be reduced until its next difficulty adjustment, causing higher fees.
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It seems now that the oscillations that had already been predicted two days ago are getting worse.
A lot depends on whether bcash users realise that bcash, particularly its difficulty adjustment algorithm, is the cause of the oscillations and recognize that bcash was designed without full understanding of the consequences.
Some people said that this is intentional, in which case it would be a malevolent attack on bitcoin, but so far I have no indication that this is the case and don't believe it, particularly because the situation is bad for both coins, which are now limping along on a knife's edge.
So what will happen? The situation is so bad for everybody that it looks as if at least one chain will have to lose market capitalization relatively soon. Nobody will put up with this in the long run.
Interesting questions are how the price of bcash relative to bitcoin influences the outcome, whether rapid SegWit adoption will help bitcoin, and whether bitcoin users will stay the line for long enough.
It would be very sad if a hard fork like bcash severely damaged the entire cryptocoin realm. But the miners have never been quick to recognize when they were working towards their own demise. Moreover, they always suffer from the Tragedy of the Commons, where coordinated action could save us, but each single miner profits more in the short term from accelerating the catastrophe.
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ELI5: What is an 'automatic cryptocoin miner', and what are the implications of having one included in the new uTorrent update?

An article has hit the front page today about uTorrent including an 'automatic cryptocoin miner' in their most recent update. What does this mean? And is it a good or a bad thing for a user like myself?
EDIT: Here's the post I am referring to, the link has since gone dead: http://www.reddit.com/technology/comments/2y4lapopular_torrenting_software_%C2%B5torrent_has_included/
EDIT2: Wow, this got big. I would consider wessex464's answer to be the best ELI5 answer but there are a tonne more technical and analogical explanations that are excellent as well (for example: Dont_Think_So's comments). So thanks for the responses.
Here are some useful links too:
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Why are we not talking about "monetizing" the whitelist?

On the one hand, I feel like Gridcoin has found a wonderfully elegant solution to circumvent the wasteful nature of PoW secured blockchains. Getting paid for doing work with intrinsic value (scientific research); it makes so much sense, you would think it should be the basis of all economy.
On the other hand, it struggles with the same problems as all other cryptocurrencies, except for maybe the top five: there is no intrinsic value to owning Gridcoins. Money exists to be exchanged for goods and services, not just to be sold in exchange for other types of money in the future. I see only two reasons why a person with honest intentions would want to buy cryptocurrencies (again, possibly with the exception of Bitcoin and a handful of other popular coins which can nowadays be used in some stores). Perhaps they believe that the value of the coin will increase in the future (because sufficiently many other people happen to think the same way) so they can sell it and make a profit; this to me seems like just a form of gambling and can hardly be called an honest investment, unless the coin finds a way to make itself useful in the future. The other reason might be - especially for Gridcoin - out of generosity: they want to support the project and reward people participating. This is commendable, but again not a proper investment.
Neither of these motivations will appeal to a rational investor, so as long as Gridcoin keeps relying on them to sustain itself, its long-term value (and thus relevance) will keep decreasing over time. I will even be so bold to say that anyone who claims otherwise is a very optimistic thinker at best, or at worst someone who just wants to see the value of their own coins grow at the expense of some naive buyers. I do not mean this as a personal attack to anyone, and invite anyone to prove me wrong.
Now for Gridcoin, more so than for any other cryptocoin currently on the consumer market, I see a very natural solution to this problem: instead of whitelisting by poll - an overly centralised process, by the way - let researchers buy their products into the whitelist.
There are of course many practical questions to address here. Do we have an automatically calculated price depending on the amount of work in the project and the number of coins in circulation, or do we want to auction spots on the whitelist to increase value? Should we sacrifice all regulation of what kinds of projects are allowed on the whitelist, or do we still need a system to "blacklist" projects which are deemed unethical by the community? Do we keep popular BOINC projects on the whitelist if they do not want to pay for whitelisting but are very popular in the community? I am not trying to answer these questions here today, just want to open the discussion.
Perhaps I am oversimplyfing - please let me know, I am eager to learn! - but I basically see only winners in this scenario. The value and thus relevancy of Gridcoin will increase. More people will join once word gets out that they can let their computers do some science on the background and earn money (nowadays, mining GRC profitably is still possible only under optimal conditions), meaning more computing power used for good. The cost to research institutions buying computing power will be peanuts compared to buying enough powerful computers on their own to run huge amounts of calculations quickly. Provided that the demand for computational power can keep up with the supply of Gridcoin miners, this should hopefully lead to a more stable and reliable value for Gridcoin, which in turn might attract vendors to accept the coin as payment method. This last point seems like the main point of uncertainty to me: will research institutions trust the network enough to invest money in it?
What are your thoughts?
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What do you know about crypto currency mining?

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Also referred as cryptomining, it is a method where varying types of crypto currency transactions are tested and then added to the Blockchain digital ledger. Crypto currency mining is also known as Cryptocoin mining, Altcoin mining, and Bitcoin mining (the most popular one). In the last few years, the activity of crypto currency mining has grown exponentially.
Every time when a digital currency or a crypto currency transaction is executed, a crypto currency miner has the responsibility to make sure that the transaction and the update of Blockchain is authentic. The domain of mining process includes a competition among crypto miners. They have the task to resolve a complex mathematical problem involving cryptographic hash function. It is involved with a block that features the transaction data.
The first miner who is able to come up with the code crack, is rewarded for authorizing the transaction. They can earn a small amount of crypto currency of their very own. If you are one of the early adopters of crypto currency mining, you will be awarded. You must have heard about Bitcoin, the first decentralized crypto currency that has swept the world. There are several other crypto currencies that are doing quite well in the market. If you want to, you have to participate in the game of crypto currency by learning the basics of it in a proper manner.
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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies are in reality a hyperinflationary multilevel-marketing pyramid cult of anarcho-capitalism and contradictory hypocrisy, prove me wrong/change my mind effort post itt

Reminder, Satoshi's Bitcoin and every other cryptocoin is designed to enrich a tiny minority of oligarchs who produce the supply for measurably less work/capital input than late adopters. These members form the inner circle of the cult who are than heavily incentivized to disseminate propaganda and psychological marketing tactics to the public "investors" who further spread the marketing-cult "white paper" claims like a virus in the hope that they will be able to leverage their low-effort low-capital database tokens though the smoke and mirrors and low liquidity exchanges and tape painting in order to pass their bags for real capital as all the later users buy into the dream that they too will become one of the oligarchs.
For future alpaca farmers, Sexton and Saitone laid out some of the major hallmarks of a speculative bubble, including: (1) The asset not the product is the thing being marketed (i.e. live alpacas, not fiber),
Bitcoin cult members sell users the dream of egalitarian wealth, when in reality the math and code behind Bitcoin simply created a system where existing capital is proportionally transfered into Bitcoin during the temporary hyperinflationary phase at an accelerated rate based on how early one begins to to set up server farms. Early users spent measurably less capital to generate significantly more of the supply. The Bitcoin protocol and mining algorithm is not some fancy complex math (Bitcoin mining math amounts to a lottery system, more capital gives more lottery ticket printers). Mining boils down to wasting more work and energy for less output as time passes.
(2) investors have unrealistic expectations (alpaca fiber would replace wool, despite the lack of infrastructure; and besides the fact that people don’t really wear that much wool),
Cryptocoins seek to turn money and now entire industries and services into speculative gift cards where the majorty of the supply is in the hands of a few "pre-sale ICO" kings and a few existing wealthy whales who have set up large warehouses in China, Washington, South East Asia, etc. Are we to expect the future robber barons who bought a bunch of gamer graphics cards to waste energy running this software deserve anything?
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/09/bitcoin-mining-energy-prices-smalltown-feature-217230
https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/web/a11610/this-is-what-happens-when-a-bitcoin-mine-burns-down-17410755/
Honestly, if the mining software actually produced real world useful work though distributed computing like BOINC ( https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ ) , [email protected] ( http://folding.stanford.edu/ ) - than mining would have a measurable value but instead the computational energy is wasted though a convoluted "guess a random number" game. Also note, guessing a random number and increasing the amount of capital to waste by guessing a random number (leading 0 hash) is not to be confused with a secure decenteralized ledger of trust - this is a gimmicky ass way that can be observed being actively exploited by pools and large hashfarms in many of the smaller PoW altcoins.
See also how smart contracts can be manipulated by large mining operations:
https://steemit.com/ethereum/@dhumphrey/f2pool-manipulates-usd1-2-million-on-the-ethereum-blockchain-during-the-status-im-ico
and note that PoS systems are even bigger scams (i.e. Raiblocks and supposedly the future of Ethereum) where the supply is premined and PoW transaction verification rewards are statistically granted to the richest users who coincidently are the early adopters or existing capital hodlers, poors don't even qualify for staking rewards.
(3) information is controlled through industry sources (most of the information the researchers were able to dig up was put out by breeding associations),
Even in the more reputable publications, journalists boil down the computer science into the marketing claims of what Blockchain and smart contracts cultist CLAIM it can do. These are solutions in search of problems.
Blockchains are inefficenct databases, and lying about data input or stealing the deed to your house never seems to be a problem.
Smart contracts need a data source to trigger, and how can data be trusted in an adveserial decenteralized network? A set of trusted "Oricales" who 'stake' their beanie babies? What's the use case for a smart contract? What happens if someone puts up a smart contract to assisinate the head of all the three letter agencies, the Queen, and the UN, and the international monitary fund?
(4) small scale investors predominate (Foster Farms did not open an alpaca plant).
The cult of bagholders think they are the kings.
The underlying bitcoin/cryptocoin systems are simply a shitty anarcho-capitalist scam cult.
The idealist vision behind ecash is great and all but it's a huge mistake to dismiss the side effect of further enabling a system designed for anarcho-capitalist black markets. This could easily spiral out into a long winded debate and flame war, but ill just point out that the game theory behind bitcoin favors early adopters (just some dudes who ran some software before other people.. software that can be duplicated ad infinitum ) at the expense of extracting real wealth from users who join at any later time.
Bitcoiners claim Satoshi style ecash systems are a response to the 2008 financial collapse, fiat inflation, central banks etc, and yet the replacement system Satoshi designed just exacerbates the existing capital system into a measurably worse oligarchical techno-cult which embraces the enablement of lawlessness. If the claim of "trustless" and "decenteralized" is a main selling point, it's an illusion at best and manipulative propaganda at worst as there are centeral points of control within the cryptocoin ecosystems- i.e. /bitcoin censorship, anonymous developers, mining pool operators, really fucked up exchanges operating behind 7 shell companies in seychelles, the whole shitshow behind tether pulling what amounts to be fraud and theft of large sums of assorted cryptocurrencies simply because exchanges are central power hodlers and can exploit normie small fish traders (exchanges are poised to even exploit the whales) via front running and cooking the books though manipulative insider trading.
There's no accountablity in the cryptocoin space - so while tradiational systems are flawed, we at least know who to blame and how to find them and hold them legally responsible. With anarcho-capital systems, we lose that option. Additionally, the production of the money supply in these specific implementations of cryptocoins are measurably worse than traditional money minting and distribution systems.
One important point: if we actually include all 7 billion people on the earth, most of whom have zero BTC or Ethereum, the Gini coefficient is essentially 0.99+. And if we just include all balances, we include many dust balances which would again put the Gini coefficient at 0.99+. Thus, we need some kind of threshold here. The imperfect threshold we picked was the Gini coefficient among accounts with ≥185 BTC per address, and ≥2477 ETH per address. So this is the distribution of ownership among the Bitcoin and Ethereum rich with $500k as of July 2017.
In what kind of situation would a thresholded metric like this be interesting? Perhaps in a scenario similar to the ongoing IRS Coinbase issue, where the IRS is seeking information on all holders with balances >$20,000. Conceptualized in terms of an attack, a high Gini coefficient would mean that a government would only need to round up a few large holders in order to acquire a large percentage of outstanding cryptocurrency — and with it the ability to tank the price.
With that said, two points. First, while one would not want a Gini coefficient of exactly 1.0 for BTC or ETH (as then only one person would have all of the digital currency, and no one would have an incentive to help boost the network), in practice it appears that a very high level of wealth centralization is still compatible with the operation of a decentralized protocol. Second, as we show below, we think the Nakamoto coefficient is a better metric than the Gini coefficient for measuring holder concentration in particular as it obviates the issue of arbitrarily choosing a threshold.
...However, the maximum Gini coefficient has one obvious issue: while a high value tracks with our intuitive notion of a “more centralized” system, the fact that each Gini coefficient is restricted to a 0–1 scale means that it does not directly measure the number of individuals or entities required to compromise a system.
Specifically, for a given blockchain suppose you have a subsystem of exchanges with 1000 actors with a Gini coefficient of 0.8, and another subsystem of 10 miners with a Gini coefficient of 0.7. It may turn out that compromising only 3 miners rather than 57 exchanges may be sufficient to compromise this system, which would mean the maximum Gini coefficient would have pointed to exchanges rather than miners as the decentralization bottleneck.
Conversely, if one considers “number of distinct countries with substantial mining capacity” an essential subsystem, then the minimum Nakamoto coefficient for Bitcoin would again be 1, as the compromise of China (in the sense of a Chinese government crackdown on mining) would result in >51% of mining being compromised.
https://medium.com/@balajis/quantifying-decentralization-e39db233c28e
https://medium.com/@Bitfinexed
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Crypto Mining for Beginners. Is it really worth it?

Crypto Mining for Beginners. Is it really worth it?

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Mining cryptocoins is an arms race that rewards early adopters. You might have heard of Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency that was released in early 2009. Similar digital currencies have crept into the worldwide market since then, including a spin-off from Bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash. You can get in on the cryptocurrency rush if you take the time to learn the basics properly.

Which Alt-Coins Should Be Mined?


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If you had started mining Bitcoins back in 2009, you could have earned thousands of dollars by now. At the same time, there are plenty of ways you could have lost money, too. Bitcoins are not a good choice for beginning miners who work on a small scale. The current up-front investment and maintenance costs, not to mention the sheer mathematical difficulty of the process, just doesn't make it profitable for consumer-level hardware. Now, Bitcoin mining is reserved for large-scale operations only.
Litecoins, Dogecoins, and Feathercoins, on the other hand, are three Scrypt-based cryptocurrencies that are the best cost-benefit for beginners.
Dogecoins and Feathercoins would yield slightly less profit with the same mining hardware but are becoming more popular daily. Peercoins, too, can also be a reasonably decent return on your investment of time and energy.
As more people join the cryptocoin rush, your choice could get more difficult to mine because more expensive hardware will be required to discover coins. You will be forced to either invest heavily if you want to stay mining that coin, or you will want to take your earnings and switch to an easier cryptocoin. Understanding the top 3 bitcoin mining methods is probably where you need to begin; this article focuses on mining "scrypt" coins.
Also, be sure you are in a country where bitcoins and bitcoin mining is legal.

Is It Worth It to Mine Cryptocoins?

As a hobby venture, yes, cryptocoin mining can generate a small income of perhaps a dollar or two per day. In particular, the digital currencies mentioned above are very accessible for regular people to mine, and a person can recoup $1000 in hardware costs in about 18-24 months.
As a second income, no, cryptocoin mining is not a reliable way to make substantial money for most people. The profit from mining cryptocoins only becomes significant when someone is willing to invest $3000-$5000 in up-front hardware costs, at which time you could potentially earn $50 per day or more.

Set Reosonable Expectations

If your objective is to earn substantial money as a second income, then you are better off purchasing cryptocoins with cash instead of mining them, and then tucking them away in the hopes that they will jump in value like gold or silver bullion. If your objective is to make a few digital bucks and spend them somehow, then you just might have a slow way to do that with mining.
Smart miners need to keep electricity costs to under $0.11 per kilowatt-hour; mining with 4 GPU video cards can net you around $8.00 to $10.00 per day (depending upon the cryptocurrency you choose), or around $250-$300 per month.
The two catches are:
1) The up-front investment in purchasing 4 ASIC processors or 4 AMD Radeon graphic processing units
2) The market value of cryptocoins
Now, there is a small chance that your chosen digital currency will jump in value alongside Bitcoin at some point. Then, possibly, you could find yourself sitting on thousands of dollars in cryptocoins. The emphasis here is on "small chance," with small meaning "slightly better than winning the lottery."
If you do decide to try cryptocoin mining, definitely do so as a hobby with a very small income return. Think of it as "gathering gold dust" instead of collecting actual gold nuggets. And always, always, do your research to avoid a scam currency.

How Cryptocoin Mining Works

Let's focus on mining scrypt coins, namely Litecoins, Dogecoins, or Feathercoins. The whole focus of mining is to accomplish three things:
- Provide bookkeeping services to the coin network. Mining is essentially 24/7 computer accounting called "verifying transactions."
- Get paid a small reward for your accounting services by receiving fractions of coins every couple of days.
- Keep your personal costs down, including electricity and hardware.

The Laundry List: What You Will Need to Mine Cryptocoins


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You will need ten things to mine Litecoins, Dogecoins, and/or Feathercoins.
1) A free private database called a coin wallet. This is a password-protected container that stores your earnings and keeps a network-wide ledger of transactions.
2) A free mining software package, like this one from AMD, typically made up of cgminer and stratum.
3) A membership in an online mining pool, which is a community of miners who combine their computers to increase profitability and income stability.
4) Membership at an online currency exchange, where you can exchange your virtual coins for conventional cash, and vice versa.
5) A reliable full-time internet connection, ideally 2 megabits per second or faster speed.
6) A hardware setup location in your basement or other cool and air-conditioned space.
7) A desktop or custom-built computer designed for mining. Yes, you may use your current computer to start, but you won't be able to use the computer while the miner is running. A separate dedicated computer is ideal. Do not use a laptop, gaming console or handheld device to mine. These devices just are not effective enough to generate income.
8) An ATI graphics processing unit (GPU) or a specialized processing device called a mining ASIC chip. The cost will be anywhere from $90 used to $3000 new for each GPU or ASIC chip. The GPU or ASIC will be the workhorse of providing the accounting services and mining work.
10) A house fan to blow cool air across your mining computer. Mining generates substantial heat, and cooling the hardware is critical for your success.
11) You absolutely need a strong appetite of personal curiosity for reading and constant learning, as there are ongoing technology changes and new techniques for optimizing coin mining results. The most successful coin miners spend hours every week studying the best ways to adjust and improve their coin mining performance.

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What do you know about crypto currency mining?
Also referred as cryptomining, it is a method where varying types of crypto currency transactions are tested and then added to the Blockchain digital ledger. Crypto currency mining is also known as Cryptocoin mining, Altcoin mining, and Bitcoin mining (the most popular one). In the last few years, the activity of crypto currency mining has grown exponentially.
Every time when a digital currency or a crypto currency transaction is executed, a crypto currency miner has the responsibility to make sure that the transaction and the update of Blockchain is authentic. The domain of mining process includes a competition among crypto miners. They have the task to resolve a complex mathematical problem involving cryptographic hash function. It is involved with a block that features the transaction data.
The first miner who is able to come up with the code crack, is rewarded for authorizing the transaction. They can earn a small amount of crypto currency of their very own. If you are one of the early adopters of crypto currency mining, you will be awarded. You must have heard about Bitcoin, the first decentralized crypto currency that has swept the world. There are several other crypto currencies that are doing quite well in the market. If you want to, you have to participate in the game of crypto currency by learning the basics of it in a proper manner.
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