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"Bitcoin is not something you build companies on top of. Bitcoin is something you build economies on top of" - Andreas Antonopolous

Transcribed by me from episode #385 of Let's Talk Bitcoin
Tweetstorm of the highlights: https://twitter.com/Sesame4Bitcoins/status/1087970527887667200
On the topic of different blockchains:
Jonathan Mohan: One of my favourite people to talk to about this is Joey from Augur because he tried to build Augur on top of Bitcoin. They [Bitcoin community] made him feel like he was the dick for even asking, that he was wasting their time. It was just a very toxic experience of trying to work with that community those developers who try to build on top of Bitcoin. He would turn to Ethereum and say, “hey, there's this bug I have that Ethereum can't handle,” and then a week later Vitalik would just update the Ethereum protocol.
Andreas Antonopolous: I think that's a perfect demonstration of not just the difference in philosophy but more importantly the difference in application space. The reason Bitcoin is, and has been, and continues to be conservatively developed is because its area of specialization is super robust, super secure, super deterministic, sound money, and operating in highly adversarial environments where you can't expect the goodwill and cooperation of anyone. Not the hardware vendors, not the miners, not world's governments, not institutions, and in that environment it serves some very important needs that don't exist in the world today.
To be truly neutral, truly sound global money, it has to do those things, and that means you can't have the kind of flexibility where one person decides let's add something to the protocol without very carefully thinking about all of the implications that has down the road - Bitcoin has specialized in that domain.
It's why even though I believe we'll have a proliferation of different currencies in the long run, none of those will be able to effectively compete for the one application of super secure robust sound money that survives adversarial environments. And for exactly that reason Ethereum, can't do that, will never do that. In fact, if it tries to do [sound money] it would actually destroy its other benefits (flexibility). Those are two different application spaces and you can't occupy both at the same time.
Sure, some developers are just dicks and that has nothing to do with with the underlying issue but some of that has to do with the fact that Bitcoin has to be more conservative in order to serve that application space. It cannot simply adopt changes without thinking very very far ahead about the implications those changes will have.
Bitcoin is not something you build companies on top of. Bitcoin is something you build economies on top of.
I never saw really Bitcoin as something that you build companies or apps on top of. The broader cryptocurrency space is playing that game out, and ironically, all of those other things/apps fail to work if you shut off the ability for them to have a sound, neutral money that can be exchanged no matter what, anywhere.
Adam B. Levine: So that kind of brings to mind another question, do you have any past strongly held convictions regarding Bitcoin or cryptocurrency where you've changed your mind?
Andreas M. Antonopolous: Back in 2015. I thought that we had to address scaling sooner rather than later, and I made some comments about that. I supported a tweet that Gavin Andresen made at the time about increasing the block size and that was a belief that I held strongly. Over the next year, I took a 180 and went in the exact opposite direction. The reason I made a 180 was really simple: from the very early stages, I believed in this idea that the protocol ossifies over time as it gets embedded in more devices. And once it's ossified, you can't make any changes. So I've always thought we have a narrowing window of things we can change in the core protocol to make improvements, the absolutely necessary improvements, before that window shuts, and then you can't make any changes.
It's like IPV4 - it's in too many devices, you can't even upgrade it anymore. I believe that's happening. When the scaling debates started I thought we had a window of about two to three years. The debate around scaling which turned into a power play demonstrated practically that that window had already closed for many controversial decisions. That we could not reach consensus, and that the power struggle and ability to make money in that power struggle was already trumping engineering. At that point I realized that in fact, that window was much narrower.
Once I realized that, I also understood that there are other more important things that need to be done first: privacy being the most important. And if we have a narrow window, privacy needs to be done in the base layer but scaling can be done in the second layer. Therefore I flipped. I've started believing that privacy was needed first and scalability could wait until later and mostly be done on the second layer quite effectively. I took a lot of flack for that, but it wasn't arbitrary. It was because the facts changed and based on new facts a strongly held opinion was worth nothing because I had to revise my understanding of the space.
Jonathan Mohan: I don't think the enemies of Bitcoin are the Rogers or the Bitcoin Cash guys. I think the real enemies are going to be the exchanges in the listing agents and what they will or will not allow to be called Bitcoin when a consumer presses “buy,” when Bitcoin ultimately does have privacy. There's no such thing as private money and I think that everyone says that. Bitcoin needs to be more like physical dollars, and I think that if you try to sell physical dollars today, you go to jail. I don't know how legal Bitcoin will be once it's made private and further I don't know to what extent any of the people we consider allies like the Coinbases of the world would in any way support a Bitcoin with privacy in it. I actually I think we're past the point of Bitcoin having privacy, and if a Bitcoin were to have privacy that it would be some marginalized fork that no one can get access to.
I think so my fear has always been: make sure you're building SSL not PGP. Cuz almost everyone uses SSL no one uses PGP. I think we're at the point now where the facts as they are, it's that if Bitcoin were to become truly private, it would be basically the PGP of Bitcoin and the one that isn't would be the SSL of Bitcoin.
Andreas Antonopolous: I really like the fact that all of the privacy developments right now, specifically things like taproot and graftroot are actually around obfuscation and plausible deniability to give the exchanges a “see no evil” out of exactly that conundrum. Meaning that if it looks like a payment to a public key and you can no longer tell the difference between that and a Coinjoin, you're done.
Stephanie Murphy: I don't know what the future is gonna look like, and nobody knows. We can speculate and think about it and it's really fun, but at the end of the day, none of us can really even imagine it fully and we're gonna have to wait and see what happens, but that’s part of the excitement. Being aware that you don't know is also exciting because you can just be surprised by what comes out and not try to control everything or plan everything.
Andreas Antonopolous: I'd like to take the opposite perspective, kind of more optimistic. Because what what you say is true and that's definitely happening but the opposite is also happening. Which is when I think that there's an intractable problem or a very hard problem that we seem stuck on, and then suddenly a brilliant solution emerges from nowhere that nobody expected. That was my experience with for example Ethereum. I had not imagined the application of smart contracts in the way Ethereum did it when it came out when I read that first whitepaper by Vitalik in 2014. I had not seen that coming. Mimble Wimble, Lightning Network, the softfork solutions in Segwit. There's all of these technologies and inventions that came out of nowhere, there was nothing really to prepare me for the idea that these were under development or that someone had thought of them, then boom, suddenly they're on the on the radar. So that's also another thing that makes this such an exciting space: can't predict anything other than it won't be boring.
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Po.et information

INTRODUCTION
Let me explain – if you’re new to Poet, POE can be simply described as follows:
A decentralized platform that allows publishers to license, identify, and monetize digital content such as blog posts, news articles, YouTube videos, audio/music, e-books and more.
It ensures content creators will receive credit and be financially rewarded for the content they create.
Poet is more efficient and global than standard copyrighting due to its speed and decentralized nature
What makes POE great?
Think about all of the articles, news posts, and videos stolen on the internet today… Social media is notorious for this.
Poet seeks to offer a tangible and immediate solution to this problem that, before now, has been extremely difficult to control in our ever-expanding and evermore transparent digital world.
To put it simply, it is difficult to legally enforce who owns digital content created online. Poet plans to resolve this.
It will ensure creators are credited for their work and rewarded accordingly. Blockchain quite literally provides the solution to this and Poet is the key.
Why POE?
Mass adoption is very near. Poet is currently testing a WordPress plugin, Frost app, that is scheduled to go live January 21. Due to the widespread use of WordPress, when this goes live, Poet will be available to over 300 million websites at the flick of a switch.
The community is growing rapidly and the Poet team has been aggressive in expanding its community team to best position the platform for continued growth and adoption.
Realistic, yet aggressive roadmap: The Poet roadmap is one of the few roadmaps I’ve seen that clearly outline the goals and do so in a very realistic timeframe. In addition to this, their product is coming very soon.
Undervalued market cap: Inevitably a critical factor for any investor. My personal belief is that project is just getting started. This project aims to target a market of nearly 1 billion+ websites, and that doesn’t even include the number of articles, posts, videos, and audio attached to these sites. Poet is just now beginning to gain a lot of momentum and hasn’t even begun their public marketing campaign. The development team has been extremely transparent and continues to seek out the community to regular input and feedback. This team has performed brilliantly thus far and continues to meet and exceed expectations!
COMPETITORS
There aren’t any companies directly doing anything quite like Poet. The closest comparable are maybe VeChain (Tracks real-world goods), Tron (Content hosting, Justin Sun compared to a Facebook or Youtube), and Publica (Marketplace for ebooks like Barnes & Noble or Amazon), but their goals are completely different and would not resolve the issues of content licensing and proof of existence like Poet seeks to achieve. Poet aims to resolve a very specific and achievable goal.
Poet aims to resolve a widespread global issue that has not been achieved before.
Allows for any content creator to utilize its platform for proof of existence.
Allows publishers to license, identify, and monetize digital content easily and seamlessly.
Will prevent plagiarism and allow for content disputes via community trusted mediators.
More efficient than copyrighting
Completely decentralized
TEAM
8 individuals located primarily in the US and South America, with plans to grow more.
Lautaro Dragan: Technical Lead
Specializes in ReactJS, NodeJS, and RESTful API’s & Web apps, 10 years exp., full- stack dev, game development enthusiast Patricio Mosse: Full Stack Develop
Software engineer, 12 years exp., BS in Computer Science, international experience in USA, France, Israel & Greece Pat Riley: Head of Product
Experience at Apple, Bitpay, & BTC Media, 100% self-educated designer, 3 years exp. working on products built on top of Bitcoin, Max Bronstein: Media & Strategy Lead
Product geek & digital strategist, experience at Gem, BTC Media, & The Coin Toss Jeremy Kandah: Chief Coin Officer
Exp. Working on Flurry the world’s largest mobile analytics company, founded Appcasher, LLC & DApps Fund, exp. establishing multiple ICO’s including Maidsafe Elliot Feeny: Community Relations
Media specialist & blockchain enthusiast since 2014, Emory University School of Law, featured in Bitcoin Magazine, The Distributed Ledger and Wolters Kluwer Securities Regulation Daily. Alvaro Crespo: Mobile Developer
Software Engineer, university professor teaching discrete math & full-stack web applications, exp. Developing apps for both Android and iOS. Justin Litchfield: Product Development
Stanford Ph.D. chemist by education, entrepreneur by profession, 5 years exp. in media, blockchain & FinTech. ADVISORS 19 and counting with ties to over 30 worldwide companies.
Vice Media: Mike Fermano
BTC Inc: David Bailey, Tyler Evans
Samsung, Razorfish, BBS: Richard Titus
Viacom, Fox, Vimeo: Greg Clayman
Ethereum, JAXX: Anthony Di lorio
Fenbushi Capital: Bo Shen
Ethereum, Smartwallet: Steven Dakh
Augur, Blockchain Ed. Net.: Jeremy Gardner
Maven, Yahoo, MySpace: James Heckman
BLOQ: Jeff Garzik
Let’s Talk Bitcoin, Tokenly: Adam Levine
BLOQ, Tally Capital: Matthew Roszak
Blockdaemon, Ad Ledger: Konstantin Richter
Madhive: Adam Helfgott
Proof of Existence, Streamium, Dentraland: Esteban Ordano
Block Assets: David Lee
BNK To The Future: Simon Dixon
ChainB: James Gong
DISCLOSURE: I currently hold POE. This is not financial advice. I also stole this post from zerotoamillion so all credit to him
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Andreas Antonopoulos: Coinbase crypto-exchange is doomed to extinction

In the latest podcast “Let's talk about Bitcoin!” Cryptoenthusiast Andreas Antonopoulos entered into a discussion about how the modern financial infrastructure will change under the influence of the spread of cryptocurrencies.

"Digital money will be the only cash available in the future," – he started the discussion.

One of the participants of the conversation, Jonathan Mogan, co-founder of Layer2Labs, said that he believed one of the decisions of the Southern District of New York court contained the words that "Bitcoin is an email for money” is a turning point for cryptosphere. According to Mogan, this thesis is very well received and implemented in practice by the largest US cryptotrading company, Coinbase.
Adam Levin, the founder and head of Tokenly.com, picked up the topic about Coinbase and noted that if a person starts working with such a centralized cryptoplatform, there will be a high chance of information that should be 100% hidden, to be revealed. As a result, information can "go beyond Coinbase."
Antonopoulos explained, that after cryptospace will reach a certain level, the question about a need for cryptoexchanges will arise, as such exchanges in their current operating state carry only some of the processes of the finance industry out. Further, Antonopoulos noted that expanding the range of services for cryptoexchanges shouldn’t be a priority, and that such sites had a chance of survival. According to the crypto enthusiast:

"Coinbase is a cryptofriendly bank, but it is still a bank, with all the ensuing consequences for keeping the transaction secret."

This fact suggests that “Coinbase business model runs counter to the key values of cryptocurrency,” and therefore, in the future, it is highly likely that this cryptoexchange will lose its customers and eventually close.
There are recently a lot of news that there might be reasons not to trust some biggest cryptoexchanges and now famous cryptoinfluencers question Coinbase for its operating model. On that note the new but already well-established and heavily praised, BitSeven platform is a great choice to start trading crypto and making profit.
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We are the Counterparty Foundation Community Director candidates. AMA!

About Counterparty Foundation
The Counterparty Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Counterparty protocol and its products, educating the community on the Counterparty technology, driving global Counterparty awareness, and ensuring Counterparty remains a successful and growing financial platform.
The Foundation is governed by five directors, one Founding Director, Robby Dermody, and four Community Directors.
About the Counterparty Foundation 2016 Election
On April 19th last year, the Counterparty community elected three Counterparty Foundation community directors9 to help shape the direction of the Counterparty project and grow the community around it. Candidates with most votes from the community were Devon Weller, Robert Ross and Chris Derose.
With the term of one year coming to an end, the Foundation is running new elections with nine candidates competing for the four director seats.
Users who want to give their votes to one or more candidates may do so by broadcasting a message with the following parameters:
text = XCPELECTION2016 + Candidate Number value = votes 
Candidate numbers used as the broadcast parameter:
1 - Krassimir Stoynov 2 - Jeremy Johnson aka "J-Dog" 3 - Trevor Altpeter 4 - Matt Young 5 - JP Janssen 6 - Adam B. Levine 7 - Haixiong Ouyang 8 - Dan Anderson 9 - Koji Higashi
More about the election and voting - https://counterpartytalk.org/t/ann-starting-the-foundation-election-2016-voting-period/2006
Voting will be held till block #409774 with the up-to-date scoreboard being published on blockscan - http://blockscan.com/vote/XCPELECTION2016.
About the Candidates
Krassimir Stoynov - IT specialist with ten years work experience in major international banks – Société Générale, Citibank and Emporiki Bank. Krassimir started to work with Bitcoin at the beginning of 2014. If elected for the community director position, he will focus his efforts on introducing new users to Counterparty, participating in discussions in the Counterparty Slack channel and presenting the Counterparty marketplace to companies which are interested in implementing the platform in the real business
Jeremy Johnson - In late 2014 Jeremy decided to start up a company with the mission of making the Counterparty platform easier to understand and use for new users. CoinDaddy.io launched in March 2015 and offers the following services : * Asset Registration Service2 (no XCP needed) * Asset Enhancement Service * Broadcast Enhancement Service * Asset TransfeEscrow Service * Asset Vending Machine Service
In addition to the above paid services, he has been a big supporter of Counterparty and run a number of Counterparty related services which are hosted at no cost to the community including: * Public blockchain viewer and APIs (counterpartychain.io) * Public counterwallet server (counterwallet.coindaddy.io) * Public development servers (counterparty/counterblock) * Public whois service (whois.coindaddy.io1)
Trevor Altpeter - a long time XCP investor and one of the largest Counterparty asset creators. If elected as Community Director Trevor promises to: * Create a written bi-weekly update of XCP related news * Be professional while representing the Counterparty community * Actively work to bring positive exposure to Counterparty
Matt Young - volunteered full-time for Counterparty when the project was in its infancy and has been around ever since. If elected, Matt promises to provide information to new and existing users that inquire about the project in all of the major communication channels. He is a mod on Reddit, an admin on the Facebook page and active in the Skype and Slack chats as well as on BitcoinTalk.
JP Janssen - active in the community since the very beginning, and this February his project CounterTools1 won the 1st prize in the Devparty contest. JP is determined to stay active in the community and volunteer on offering support in the forums/Slack. He'd also like to contribute with documentation and code that can assist 3rd parties to build projects on Counterparty.
Adam B. Levine - founder of Let's Talk Bitcoin and CEO of Tokenly.. Adam’s priorities regarding Counterparty are that it is: * Managed with a long term point of view * Stable, Tested and Safe * Grows to take advantage of emerging opportunities as they become apparent * represented by professional, respectful individuals
Haixiong Ouyang - an ios development engineer with seven years work experience in the field of mobile development. In 2014, he developed CounterpartyApp. If elected, he will focus his efforts in: * Introducing new users to Counterparty In China. * Bring the latest news about Counterparty to the Chinese community. * building up the chinese community, speaking about counterparty at events.
Dan Anderson - Bitcoiner / Podcaster / XCPDex.com
Koji Higashi - Co-founder of IndieSquare, a provider of mobile token wallet for both iOS and Android. (wallet.indiesquare.me) He is also involved in Spells of Genesis, a mobile game that integrates Counterparty to represent game items on the blockchain. If elected, Koji will: * Advocate for non-financial use cases of Counterparty * Represent the Asian community and encourage more diversity and global reach
The AMA will start at 1PM ET. Ask us anything!
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We Are the Hosts of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show! We just spent 4 days at Bitcoin2013, Ask Us Anything!

UPDATE: OK Reddit! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you post more questions I'll check back in a few hours and make sure I didn't miss you
Title of AMA We Are the Hosts of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show! We just spent 4 days at Bitcoin2013, Ask Us Anything!:
Date/Time (EST): 12:00pm (Adam for the first hour, joined by Stephanie & Andreas after that)
Background/description of AMA subject: Lets Talk Bitcoin! is a twice weekly show about the future of money. Featuring new ideas, we focus on the people and projects who are building and powering the move towards Cryptocurrencies as the future of money.
*Adam B. Levine is a writer, editor & speaker who focuses on explaining complicated topics in understandable terms
*Andreas M. Antonopoulos is an expert in decentralized networks and secure systems
*Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a liberty loving scientist and syndicated radio host
Username being used for AMA: GamerAndy (Adam B. Levine), LTBStephanie (Stephanie Murphy, PhD) andreasMA (Andreas M. Antonopoulos)
Proof: http://letstalkbitcoin.com/post/51069051874/join-us-on-reddit-for-the-lets-talk-bitcoin-ama
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Subreddit Stats: btc top posts from 2015-11-07 to 2018-12-03 19:07 PDT

Period: 1122.63 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 177195
Rate (per day) 0.89 157.49
Unique Redditors 537 19498
Combined Score 606295 1044009

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 28637 points, 50 submissions: Egon_1
    1. bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" (4810 points, 506 comments)
    2. WSJ: "[bitcoin core] fees have reached an average cost of about $30 per transaction. That makes bitcoin virtually unusable for all but very large transactions. The Bitcoin Cash crowd is just trying to offer a solution to that problem." (1305 points, 338 comments)
    3. Friendly reminder that the LiteCoin ($36) founder sold 100% of his coins as it ran up to $300 while wearing a HODL shirt for video interviews. (1192 points, 293 comments)
    4. Rick Falkvinge:"Fun fact: I am aware of a truckload of companies currently in the process of converting from Bitcoin Legacy to #Bitcoin Cash. I am aware of zero (0) companies going the other direction." (657 points, 226 comments)
    5. "Bitcoin.com wallet now displays "Bitcoin Cash" and "Bitcoin Core" balances. Should satisfy everyone, right? ;)" (627 points, 444 comments)
    6. GDAX: "We will open the BCH-BTC Order Book on Wednesday, January 17 at 9:00 am PST." (618 points, 112 comments)
    7. Stephen (BitPay CEO):"a typical #bitcoin transaction costs $1.80 now, >200k unconfirmed transactions, time for a hard fork to larger blocks ... 8mb please" (544 points, 113 comments)
    8. Erik Voorhees: "Changing Bitcoin's proof-of-work to prevent miners from mining is the most absurd and reckless thing I've heard in the scaling debate." (539 points, 171 comments)
    9. Erik Voorhees: "Fellow Bitcoiners, are you ever going to realize how problematic these fees are getting? Avg fees now over $40 per tx. A year ago avg fee was $4. A year prior, $0.40. Growing faster than price, and exponentially with usage. We just spent $4800 to move 15 BTC in one TX." (539 points, 147 comments)
    10. BitPay CEO: “If people can’t engage in commerce, it’s hard to imagine why they’d want to store their money in Bitcoin in the first place” (537 points, 133 comments)
  2. 26883 points, 56 submissions: MemoryDealers
    1. I'm Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and world's first investor in Bitcoin startups. AMA (978 points, 932 comments)
    2. The pro Bitcoin Cash video from CNBC made it to the very front page of Yahoo.com! (858 points, 189 comments)
    3. I (Roger Ver) will be doing an AMA on Monday Dec 18th starting at 10AM EST on /BTC because /Bitcoin is completely censored. (826 points, 412 comments)
    4. Reminder: Blockstream and Core got 100% of everything they asked for. (807 points, 332 comments)
    5. I'm giving away $100 each of BCH and BTC on live TV tomorrow by displaying the private key. Guess why? (738 points, 827 comments)
    6. How wrong were they? More than 2 years ago the CEO of Lightning Labs said LN would be ready in less than 6 months (695 points, 275 comments)
    7. To the Censorship loving tyrants in /Bitcoin, don't Say Bitcoin.com didn't warn you! "In the unlikely event that the 2MB block size increase portion of Segwit2x fails to activate, Bitcoin.com will immediately shift all company resources to supporting Bitcoin Cash exclusively." (672 points, 363 comments)
    8. Sign the Petition for Clemency for Ross Ulbricht, Serving Double Life for a Website (663 points, 227 comments)
    9. I just bet 1,000 BTC (~$4M USD) that Segwit 2X coin will have more value than Segwit 1x coin. (644 points, 398 comments)
    10. If you think consumers are going to throw away $100’s (and soon $1000’s) on transaction fees to open up a payment channel on the Lightning network, you are delusional. (599 points, 219 comments)
  3. 12737 points, 26 submissions: hunk_quark
    1. Censored! Youtube removes Roger Ver's video on "The effects of Censorship and Propaganda upon Bitcoin" (1002 points, 296 comments)
    2. CNBC is waking up (886 points, 144 comments)
    3. Despite massing brigading from bitcoin and core, @Bitcoin twitter account has gained 50k subscribers since it came out in support of BCH last week. (627 points, 197 comments)
    4. Warren Buffet's Berkshire is the single largest stockholder in BoA and WellsFargo. In case you were wondering about his attitude towards Bitcoin. (619 points, 113 comments)
    5. Bitfinex defines Bitcoin Cash as the coin that fulfills the original promise of p2p cash, a bitcoin upgrade that is ready to scale and sound money! #Winning (599 points, 164 comments)
    6. Wouldn't wanna be this shopper. (581 points, 124 comments)
    7. GDAX enabling EUBCH trading pair next week. #winning 🎆 (572 points, 66 comments)
    8. Thank to this community's effort, Forbes has corrected Kyle's Torpey's LN article to clarify LTC tx fees is much higher than BCH. Now let's ask for 1 more correction: Bitcoin cash is not Bcash. Links in comments. (508 points, 173 comments)
    9. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning labs calls out Blockstream on letting users tinker with LN that's neither safe nor ready for mainnet. (490 points, 266 comments)
    10. The $2000 tip for Bitcoin ABC dev shows we don't need blockstream to pay our developers, we can do community funding through tippr! (463 points, 131 comments)
  4. 12410 points, 23 submissions: BitcoinXio
    1. /bitcoin is censoring the NIST report that says "Bitcoin Cash is the original blockchain" and Bitcoin Core is not. If you have to censor to get people to believe you, then you have lost. (855 points, 496 comments)
    2. Free_Ross on Twitter: "ALL charges of murder-for-hire vs. Ross are now dropped. After almost 5 years, gov't has moved to dismiss final MD indictment based on evidence from corrupt agent now in prison." (759 points, 211 comments)
    3. Someone hacked the account todu which was a mod here to point users to /bitcoin (732 points, 259 comments)
    4. Former /cryptocurrency mod: "I used to be a mod of cryptocurrency until they kicked me out. Now, that sub, is controlled all by mods with accounts less than 7 months old!" (724 points, 214 comments)
    5. Congrats: /btc has reached 150,000 subscribers! (696 points, 356 comments)
    6. Twitter continues to go downhill - flags @Bitcoin account as ‘temporarily restricted due to unusual activity’ (635 points, 216 comments)
    7. There is a huge edit war on Wikipedia where trolls like the user "Jtbobwaysf" are trying very hard to inject the word "bcash" into Bitcoin Cash pages and reverting/editing other pages that speak factually poorly on topics such as Lightning Network, Segwit, etc. (622 points, 148 comments)
    8. What /bitcoin mods desperately don't want you to see! (601 points, 104 comments)
    9. /btc is trending on reddit today, congrats everyone! (586 points, 18 comments)
    10. Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15 to 32MB max block limit (579 points, 334 comments)
  5. 11766 points, 16 submissions: BeijingBitcoins
    1. Average Bitcoin transaction fee is now above five dollars. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. So much for "banking the unbanked." (3417 points, 463 comments)
    2. Dear Reddit Admins: We need to talk about /Bitcoin (1342 points, 280 comments)
    3. Paid for this whisky with Bitcoin Cash! Ginza bar becomes third Tokyo retail establishment to accept BCC (747 points, 60 comments)
    4. Samson Mow says Bitcoin isn't for people earning less than $2 a day. With average transaction fees now at $27.20, is Bitcoin even for people earning less than $100 a day? (659 points, 160 comments)
    5. Protip: If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, you really should read the document that started it all, the Bitcoin whitepaper [PDF] (642 points, 69 comments)
    6. With the public spotlight on Reddit censorship, now would be the perfect time to let the rest of Reddit know about the censorship on /bitcoin (641 points, 121 comments)
    7. /Bitcoin in a nutshell (531 points, 68 comments)
    8. Three years ago today, Mike Hearn published an article explaining exactly what would happen when the 1MB blocksize limit was hit. He was right on all counts. (483 points, 168 comments)
    9. Shit, they're on to us (449 points, 65 comments)
    10. "Am I so out of touch?" (443 points, 164 comments)
  6. 9301 points, 2 submissions: censorship_notifier
    1. Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin. (8585 points, 1166 comments)
    2. New anti-censorship bot for /bitcoin (716 points, 345 comments)
  7. 7980 points, 16 submissions: increaseblocks
    1. No Neo I'm trying to tell you ... (706 points, 77 comments)
    2. Blockstream is falling apart - Greg Maxwell resigns - Blockstream takes down team page in a hurry to reorg team - Adam Back must be worried (675 points, 492 comments)
    3. * Ripple is not mineable (it is a centralized private blockchain run by banks) (622 points, 254 comments)
    4. rBitcoin moderator confesses and comes clean that Blockstream is only trying to make a profit by exploiting Bitcoin and pushing users off chain onto sidechains (578 points, 188 comments)
    5. Blockstream investor emails leaked - shows Blockstream motivation to steal transaction fees from miners and pay to Liquid sidechain customers (539 points, 250 comments)
    6. Fixed - Bitcoin Cash moving money far better. SegWitCoin moving money with high fees and slow confirmation times! (532 points, 105 comments)
    7. Vitalik Buterin says what we've all been saying - CoinDesk is scammy and complicit bad actor in the cryptocurrency world and should be shunned (505 points, 59 comments)
    8. "Blockstream plans to sell side chains to enterprises, charging a fixed monthly fee, taking transaction fees and even selling hardware" source- Adam Back Blockstream CEO (498 points, 143 comments)
    9. Coinbase comes through and does the correct thing and adds clarification on the upcoming Segwit2x Fork (454 points, 194 comments)
    10. Core trolls have hard decisions to make (437 points, 140 comments)
  8. 7772 points, 1 submission: PedanticPendant
    1. The idiocracy of bitcoin (7772 points, 750 comments)
  9. 7763 points, 13 submissions: jessquit
    1. You can now store a year's worth of continuously full 8MB blocks for the cost of a single BTC transaction (1378 points, 386 comments)
    2. There never was a "scaling problem." The only problem is "people that don't want Bitcoin to scale." (772 points, 419 comments)
    3. Please stop saying "Increase the block size" (660 points, 449 comments)
    4. [PSA] If your Bitcoin are not ready-to-transact in a wallet whose keys you exclusively control, then you don't control your Bitcoin (622 points, 215 comments)
    5. Why us old-school Bitcoiners argue that Bitcoin Cash should be considered "the real Bitcoin" (587 points, 586 comments)
    6. I think we need an EDA fix before the Nov hardfork (541 points, 345 comments)
    7. Why large blocks: because one man's "coffee purchase transaction" is another man's monthly income (501 points, 104 comments)
    8. This sub is under major attack (494 points, 319 comments)
    9. There is a word for a "store of value" with no underlying utility, and that word is "collectible" (481 points, 169 comments)
    10. Ripple user comes to defend Ripple, gets hundreds of upvotes, but can't answer the most fundamental question: what prevents inflation? (459 points, 404 comments)
  10. 7400 points, 16 submissions: Windowly
    1. "If BCH hashpower > BTC, I'll start referring to it as just 'Bitcoin' :" ~ Gavin on twitter (778 points, 238 comments)
    2. You want to go grab a coffee?? (642 points, 413 comments)
    3. "I guess my idea of "freedom from corrupt banks" didn't include transaction fees that forced 99% of the world's population to keep using banks."~Erik Voorhees (603 points, 122 comments)
    4. "Bitcoin needs multiple clients and independent developer groups. There were 0-days in Microsoft Windows for two decades despite billions spent on development. Cut new teams some slack as they ramp up." ~Cornell Professor and Bitcoin researcher Emin Gün Sirer (506 points, 91 comments)
    5. "With recent developments, I'm putting all available dev resources to retool my software for #Bitcoin Cash. I suspect I'm far from alone."~Rick Falkvinge (Pirate Party) (493 points, 134 comments)
    6. "We've tested Bitcoin Cash vs Lightning Network and... LN feels so unnecessary and over-complicated. Also, still more expensive than Bitcoin Cash fees - and that's not taking into account the $3 fees each way you open or close a $50 channel. Also two different balances? Confusing" ~ HandCash (461 points, 252 comments)
    7. That Awkward Moment. . . . (429 points, 129 comments)
    8. "There was an entire mall in 2013 to 2015 in Berlin that accepted Bitcoin. This stopped when fees rose. There was wide adoption once. Fees kill use"~Dr. Craig S. Wright (424 points, 150 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash finally released on Open Bazaar! (420 points, 36 comments)
    10. "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 "Fidelity Effect" with BCH. Unlike BTC, we want you to use the Blockchain. BCH never really hits a scale ceiling."~Dr. Peter Rizun (413 points, 177 comments)
  11. 6980 points, 1 submission: boomtnt46
    1. As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method (6980 points, 1178 comments)
  12. 6385 points, 9 submissions: rdar1999
    1. South Koreans sign petition (100k signatures) to reject ban proposal and 30k signatures asking to FIRE the Justice Minister and the Finance Minister for market manipulation. Crypto is winning!! (1863 points, 117 comments)
    2. BREAKING NEWS: South Korean Government confirms NO CRYPTO BAN. What they will do is to enforce regulations, anti money laundering task force, anti market manipulation, the usual stuff. (1085 points, 51 comments)
    3. Friendly reminder: Vitalik "I consider BCH a legitimate contender for the bitcoin name." (794 points, 181 comments)
    4. Shutting down or restricting the uses of bank accounts, thereby forbidding clients to buy crypto, is a blatant affront to the rights of civil liberty, manifested, but not limited to, in the rights to private property and free speech (562 points, 262 comments)
    5. GDAX: Bitcoin Cash Launch Retrospective -- trades were halted after 3 minutes because THE STASH DRIED OUT DUE TO AN AVALANCHE OF BUY ORDERS (485 points, 162 comments)
    6. While Jamie Dimon is shutting down your accounts, Russia’s largest State Bank is about to open cryptocurrency exchange In europe (439 points, 38 comments)
    7. Flippening: blockexplorer.com says: "We have made the decision to support the only bitcoin fork with a postive utility momentum, which is Bitcoin Cash.(...) We will not add future support for the Blockstream fork of bitcoin ("Bitcoin Legacy"), and will be deprecating it entirely " (428 points, 110 comments)
    8. National Institute of Standards and Technology confirm: "Bitcoin Core (BTC) is a fork and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the real Bitcoin" p.43 para 8.1.2 (372 points, 115 comments)
    9. TABGATE==> the astroturfing/hired shills scandal. Adam Back let it slip he hires full-time teams of social media shills/trolls. Just read! (357 points, 271 comments)
  13. 6162 points, 7 submissions: normal_rc
    1. Legacy Bitcoin tries to buy a cup of coffee (2305 points, 499 comments)
    2. WARNING: Brutal scam. Guy buys a Ledger Nano wallet on Ebay, and it steals all his cryptocurrency ($34,000, which is his life's savings). (1479 points, 522 comments)
    3. How the Bilderberg Group, the Federal Reserve central bank, and MasterCard took over Bitcoin BTC. (589 points, 220 comments)
    4. Cryptocurrency usually automatically downvotes any pro-BCH thread into oblivion. But I got my CoinText.io post to trend to #3 on their front page, by simply not saying "Bitcoin Cash". Proof that people would love BCH if they kept an open mind. (542 points, 202 comments)
    5. Tor Project can accept small donations again, thanks to Bitcoin Cash. (458 points, 35 comments)
    6. 100,000+ Merchants Start Accepting Bitcoin Cash. More than 100,000 BitPay merchants are now accepting Bitcoin Cash with the option seemingly automatically turned on for all of them. (416 points, 108 comments)
    7. Bitpay announcement: Electron Cash wallet now fully supports Bitpay BIP70 payment invoices for Bitcoin Cash. (373 points, 37 comments)
  14. 6023 points, 12 submissions: BitcoinIsTehFuture
    1. “Graphene” is a new Bitcoin block propagation technology that is 10x more efficient than Core’s “Compact Blocks”! Created by: Gavin Andresen, A. Pinar Ozisik, George Bissias, Amir Houmansadr, Brian Neil Levine. (717 points, 224 comments)
    2. Just so you guys know: Ethereum just had another successful hardfork network upgrade. Blockstream is wrong when they say you cannot hard fork to improve things. (655 points, 398 comments)
    3. Western Union vs. Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash (625 points, 102 comments)
    4. This was an orchestrated attack. (574 points, 373 comments)
    5. It's called "Bitcoin Cash". The term "Bcash" is a social attack run by bitcoin. Not joking. Here is the full explanation, with proof. (567 points, 310 comments)
    6. On a reply I made in bitcoin that had over 350 upvotes, I was first somehow blocked from being able to reply on bitcoin and then actually banned when I edited my comment to state that I was blocked from replying. (502 points, 99 comments)
    7. The /bitconnect subreddit just got set to private! Bitconnect experienced a 90% drop, from over $300 down to $26! The scam has gone belly up at last! (447 points, 168 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Core Dev "Luke-jr" is asked why he is interested in Bitcoin. This is one of the main people in charge of Bitcoin right now. (405 points, 383 comments)
    9. I believe Bitcoin Core/Blockstream is now attempting to infiltrate Bitcoin Cash in the same manner that they did with Bitcoin Segwit. They are suddenly befriending Bitcoin Cash. Only in that way can they destroy from within. Do not be fooled. (401 points, 166 comments)
    10. #NOTX (390 points, 56 comments)
  15. 5329 points, 1 submission: 11111101000
    1. Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase (5329 points, 1019 comments)
  16. 5147 points, 2 submissions: peptocurrency
    1. Guess who controls over half a billion Tethers across 3 exchanges—over 73% of USDT currently in circulation. (4748 points, 635 comments)
    2. Dear Bitcoin: You're right. BTC has been attacked. (399 points, 107 comments)
  17. 5098 points, 9 submissions: btcnewsupdates
    1. Starbucks CEO Wants Crypto. Considering All Currencies Except Bitcoin Core (BTC): "It is not a currency today nor will it be in the future” (820 points, 218 comments)
    2. Roger Ver: "Dear @reddit, [...] I'll pay you $100,000 USD if you simply appoint a moderator to /Bitcoin who supports free speech." (804 points, 424 comments)
    3. Hundreds of botted accounts mixed with some real ones simultaneously post "Bitcoin Cash is Trash" on twitter. Blockstream reaching sheer desperation status. (719 points, 281 comments)
    4. Overstock accepts Bitcoin Cash - BCH holders can now buy Home Goods, Bed & Bath Essentials, Jewellery & More! (591 points, 115 comments)
    5. ProtonMail asking for community assistance to enable Bitcoin Cash payments (538 points, 86 comments)
    6. WooCommerce brings Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its 380,000 online retailers. (474 points, 98 comments)
    7. A Bitcoin Entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel knowingly misleads a Canadian Parliamentary committee to smear Bitcoin Cash (BCH). More Lawlessness from Bitcoin/Lightning (399 points, 193 comments)
    8. Largest Sports Gambling Site in the World, Bovada, now Accepts BCH. Billions of dollars in transactions a year (388 points, 60 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash support on OpenBazaar now live (365 points, 43 comments)
  18. 4698 points, 7 submissions: cryptorebel
    1. You have $100 worth of BTC. So you purchase an item for $66, but have to pay a $17 fee. Now you have $17 worth of Bitcoin left, but it costs $17 more to move it. So $66 item effectively cost you $100. #Thanks BlockStream (1420 points, 433 comments)
    2. President of SBI Holdings: "The vision of the original Bitcoin white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto calls for a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. That is a powerful vision, and SBI Group will devote resources to enable a future world where Bitcoin Cash is used globally for daily payments." (843 points, 81 comments)
    3. They used to use Bitcoin... (738 points, 176 comments)
    4. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs admits that a hostile actor can steal funds in LN unless you broadcast a transaction on-chain with a cryptographic proof that recovers the funds. This means LN won't work without a block size limit increase. @8min17s (494 points, 433 comments)
    5. CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver challenges Samson Mow to a debate once again, will Samson refuse again? The reason small blockers do not debate and need censorship is because they know their arguments cannot stand up to scrutiny. (426 points, 208 comments)
    6. Update from BitGo: "Due to strong customer interest BitGo will enable full support of Bitcoin Cash" (407 points, 25 comments)
    7. BitPay CEO hints at possible Bitcoin Cash acceptance: "We do listen to our customers and for quite some time their number 1 complaint has been the high fees and slow confirmation times. We really don't like to pre-announce things though. Things move fast and plans can change at the last minute. " (370 points, 73 comments)
  19. 4339 points, 6 submissions: Anenome5
    1. Government: "Cryptocurrencies are too risky." Also government: "Buy lottery tickets." (1296 points, 139 comments)
    2. Death of a Scamcoin: Bitconnect's front page screenshotted moments before they went private, showing panic, anger, and lots of ill-advised investment claims, several claiming to have lost over $100k (948 points, 309 comments)
    3. Let's End the War and focus on the TRUE ENEMY (730 points, 349 comments)
    4. Archive.org has received over twice as many donations ($4800) in Bitcoincash as compared to BTC. This is how we win. (552 points, 157 comments)
    5. Segwhat? Gavin Andresen has developed a new block propagation algorithm able to compress the block down to 1/10th of the size of a Compact Block (Core's technology) using bloom filters called GRAPHENE. 10 times larger blocks, no size increase! 1mb 10mb, 8mb - 80mb, etc. (413 points, 181 comments)
    6. Remember Ross Ulbricht: Dread Pirate Roberts and the Silk Road experiment (400 points, 217 comments)
  20. 3746 points, 8 submissions: knight222
    1. PSA: /bitcoin IS UNDER ATTACK (761 points, 260 comments)
    2. /btc is trending! (528 points, 63 comments)
    3. Bitstamp To Launch Bitcoin Cash Trading (487 points, 80 comments)
    4. Mycelium.com on Twitter: "We support whatever will allow bitcoin to remain censorship resistant. For now that's only possible with bigger blocks." (442 points, 39 comments)
    5. CBS is referring the new chain as "Bitcoin Cash" and the old chain as "Bitcoin Classic". Ahah (421 points, 121 comments)
    6. Bitcoin cash (BCH) price could lead to bitcoin "death spiral" - Quartz (375 points, 55 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Cash just destroyed the narrative of a contentious hard fork. There is nothing contentious with free choice. (369 points, 114 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Cash support expected in the next Mycelium release! (363 points, 84 comments)
  21. 3550 points, 6 submissions: singularity87
    1. I am stepping down as a moderator of btc and exiting the bitcoin community and entering the Ethereum community. (1110 points, 482 comments)
    2. Now that the debate is over, lets finally make some progress forward. We are starting a marketing fund to expand Bitcoin Cash adoption. (722 points, 211 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Cash Logo Animation GIF. Feel free to use. (562 points, 83 comments)
    4. The entire bitcoin economy is attacking bitcoin says bitcoin.org! You can't make this shit up. (440 points, 270 comments)
    5. Now that REAL consensus is forming, be ready for Core to offer a 2MB hardfork as a last ditch effort to retain their power. DO NOT GIVE IN! (363 points, 179 comments)
    6. btc now has ~50% of the active users of Bitcoin. At this rate btc will soon be the dominant bitcoin subreddit. (353 points, 55 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. jessquit (17415 points, 1759 comments)
  2. H0dl (8425 points, 1127 comments)
  3. knight222 (7888 points, 810 comments)
  4. ForkiusMaximus (7755 points, 700 comments)
  5. MemoryDealers (7539 points, 197 comments)
  6. tippr (7348 points, 2740 comments)
  7. Ant-n (7224 points, 965 comments)
  8. BeijingBitcoins (6072 points, 459 comments)
  9. BitcoinXio (5984 points, 320 comments)
  10. BitcoinIsTehFuture (5845 points, 516 comments)
  11. imaginary_username (5762 points, 471 comments)
  12. Adrian-X (5748 points, 1069 comments)
  13. LexGrom (5224 points, 1592 comments)
  14. cryptorebel (4869 points, 464 comments)
  15. Egon_1 (4769 points, 368 comments)
  16. awemany (4738 points, 643 comments)
  17. Kain_niaK (4561 points, 692 comments)
  18. BitttBurger (4410 points, 525 comments)
  19. PsyRev_ (4176 points, 477 comments)
  20. Bitcoinopoly (4002 points, 414 comments)
  21. poorbrokebastard (3986 points, 719 comments)
  22. vbuterin (3840 points, 22 comments)
  23. Shock_The_Stream (3769 points, 437 comments)
  24. todu (3692 points, 266 comments)
  25. Richy_T (3626 points, 847 comments)
  26. LovelyDay (3595 points, 332 comments)
  27. shadowofashadow (3498 points, 383 comments)
  28. rdar1999 (3475 points, 456 comments)
  29. btcnewsupdates (3403 points, 328 comments)
  30. KoKansei (3286 points, 198 comments)
  31. jonald_fyookball (3219 points, 251 comments)
  32. 1s44c (3186 points, 619 comments)
  33. nanoakron (2989 points, 113 comments)
  34. NilacTheGrim (2925 points, 440 comments)
  35. singularity87 (2746 points, 240 comments)
  36. Vibr8gKiwi (2594 points, 148 comments)
  37. jstolfi (2541 points, 263 comments)
  38. esquonk (2532 points, 2 comments)
  39. fiah84 (2496 points, 289 comments)
  40. unitedstatian (2445 points, 451 comments)
  41. MobTwo (2372 points, 147 comments)
  42. chernobyl169 (2353 points, 199 comments)
  43. kairepaire (2280 points, 17 comments)
  44. ShadowOfHarbringer (2272 points, 206 comments)
  45. playfulexistence (2241 points, 99 comments)
  46. LiamGaughan (2240 points, 83 comments)
  47. redlightsaber (2238 points, 328 comments)
  48. we-are-all-satoshi (2201 points, 39 comments)
  49. Annapurna317 (2198 points, 223 comments)
  50. MagicalTux (2153 points, 114 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin. by censorship_notifier (8585 points, 1166 comments)
  2. The idiocracy of bitcoin by PedanticPendant (7772 points, 750 comments)
  3. As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method by boomtnt46 (6980 points, 1178 comments)
  4. Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase by 11111101000 (5329 points, 1019 comments)
  5. bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" by Egon_1 (4810 points, 506 comments)
  6. Guess who controls over half a billion Tethers across 3 exchanges—over 73% of USDT currently in circulation. by peptocurrency (4748 points, 635 comments)
  7. Average Bitcoin transaction fee is now above five dollars. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. So much for "banking the unbanked." by BeijingBitcoins (3417 points, 463 comments)
  8. Latest projections show BTC will break the time space continuum by cryptopicker (3292 points, 146 comments)
  9. Two biggest Bitcoin subs according to their counterparts (posted on both subs) by themetalfriend (3135 points, 232 comments)
  10. rBitcoin logic: Cashing out? You should kill yourself instead by DrunkPanda (2918 points, 560 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 2527 points: esquonk's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  2. 2289 points: nanoakron's comment in Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin.
  3. 2025 points: kairepaire's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  4. 2018 points: vbuterin's comment in "So no worries, Ethereum's long term value is still ~0." -Greg Maxwell, CTO of Blockstream and opponent of allowing Bitcoin to scale as Satoshi had planned.
  5. 1215 points: vbuterin's comment in Vitalik Buterin tried to develop Ethereum on top of Bitcoin, but was stalled because the developers made it hard to build on top of Bitcoin. Vitalik only then built Ethereum as a separate currency
  6. 1211 points: LiamGaughan's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  7. 1184 points: anothertimewaster's comment in Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin.
  8. 1180 points: TacoPi's comment in Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase
  9. 962 points: insanityzwolf's comment in bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do"
  10. 868 points: SethEllis's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
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Trader Hangout with CEO Mike Belshe of BitGo -- Live 4PM PST Weds

BitGo CEO Mike Belshe has agreed to do a hangout with the WhaleClub panel of long time bitcoin traders to talk about a variety of topics including multi-sig security in the wake of the BFX hack and their products, services and business model as a company. I welcome sourcing questions from the community to ask him on air and we will be creating a Google document beforehand of the questions so he has an idea of what we will be asking as well as outlining the structure of the Hangout.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNtNuVe4s48
Wednesday 4PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC -7:00) so 2300 UTC
Edit: I will adding some of the questions below as we work on the document
BitGo Hangout
Who are you? What is BitGo? Tell us about yourself and take us through the BitGo business model and what you offer to exchanges. (VIX)
BitGo Wallet Setups Take us through a standard implementation of BitGo (Kraken, Bitstamp, who else?) Are all of your clients using customizable setups? (BEL)
Under what circumstances are transactions normally allowed to be signed and processed? What protections are in place? (BEL)
Did your team allow BFX to choose an insecure configuration? Tell us specifically how Bitfinex's setup was customized compared to your other clients -- was this option only available to BFX, why? From the BitGo blog right after the hack “Fortunately, the Bitfinex configuration was unique and other BitGo customers do not need immediate changes.” (BEL)
Did BFX have any other special services provided by BitGo, like an Ethereum wallet solution?
Who is responsible?
Please comment on any of BFX's statements, choices, behaviors that you think might be currently misrepresented? For example, Giancarlo of BitFinex has stated explicitly that BitGo has responsibility in the matter -- Giancarlo stating that BitGo was responsible and didn’t function as expected: Audio Clip #1 https://youtu.be/l9lgIWq2un0?t=31m51s what is the responsibility of BitGo in the matter -- Let’s go over what you have documented on both your website and blog http://imgur.com/a/ywHO3 (VIX)
Dynamic Fraud Filters https://blog.bitgo.com/bitgo-dynamic-fraud-filters/ “BitGo will not co-sign requests that appear to be fraudulent and will instead report an error to the user.” -- If you are selling security and fraud prevention how is that almost 120,000 BTC can be lost and not flagged as a fraudulent request? (Swapman)
According to Zane “we were never alerted to any fraudulent or apparently fraudulent transactions (to my knowledge we received an email stating a security setting had changed and that’s it). We had never withdrawn more than 2,500btc in 24hr, had never increased the daily global limit, nor had we ever used that API call. I just simply can’t understand how 119,756btc were cosigned under that context.”
Giancarlo talking about the unbreakable limit of 2,500 bitcoins that was changed to 1,000,000 2 months prior to the hack Audio Clip #2 https://youtu.be/l9lgIWq2un0?t=1h11m23s
This sets up clearly that Bitfinex claims they were never informed of these weaknesses in their setup with BitGo. Did BitGo inform bitfinex of these critical changes? (Swapman)
In your blog post after the hack, you said "Our job is to protect your Bitcoin". Do you think BitGo did that for Bitfinex users? “ BitGo systems were not breached in this attack and our software functioned correctly.” -- how could a company built on delivering a security service for bitcoin be functioning properly if this happened ? Even if Giancarlo and the BFX team are incompetent at using your software don’t you still have an obligation to make it idiot proof to meet your service obligation ? (VIX)
Did BitGo have a document that details the responsibilities and expectations of each party involved in the fraud prevention/segregation of wallets/transaction-signing? (Widespread)
The Hack Is BitGo cooperating with any legal authorities investigating the hack? Which? (BEL)
What was learned from the BFX hack? (BEL) Blog post: https://blog.bitgo.com/recent-bitgo-service-improvements/
Why weren’t these features sufficiently provided sufficiently in Bitfinex’s setup?
Customer Wallet Review: We conducted a review of all our customers’ wallets and made recommendations to each customer about how their wallet security could be improved through the use of policies, wallet architecture, and basic practices for handling access tokens and credentials in a multi-user environment. Immutable Policies: BitGo policies are controlled by the customer and can be protected by multiple, independent people. To enact a policy change, one person proposes the change, one or more people approve the change (with 2-factor authentication), and finally everyone gets notified that the change is complete via SMS and email. With the new immutable policy feature, once policies have been unchanged for some time, we automatically lock the policy in an immutable state. Changes to the policy cannot be made via API, and may only be unlocked by BitGo Operations Personnel after a manual, out-of-band identification and authentication process. The process includes several safeguards such as a video call with pre-verified persons designated by the company in advance. Mandatory Multiple Approvers: Multiple approvers for policy overrides has always been a core function of the BitGo platform. We have tightened the multiple user policy for several customers to require at least three users to take an administrative action.
Customer Protections
What happened with all of the insurance features and other claims and terms that were not provided to Bfx customers and/or were edited after the hack happened?
Bitgo deleted its post about insurance immediately after the hack -- then re-added it with an edit that insurance expired back in January and all parties were notified. How/when were Bitfinex customers notified of the limitations and special terms of their BitGo wallets? At the very least this looks really bad
–]tokenlyfreelance (Adam Levine, LTB) on Reddit said: “I actually reached out to Ben Davenport (a BitGo primary) about exactly the insurance issue immediately after the hack became public. He directed me to a communications person who has not yet responded to my questions.
It's very interesting the page was taken down, probably because other people and myself were quoting from it directly since it seems pretty clear they at least represented this type of incident as being covered.”
How can a customer be confident BitGo configurations are customized properly, or which scope of terms and insurances will actually apply to them in the event of a crisis?
BitGo’s Future & Viability
Do you think BitGo, as a centralized platform, might represent a systemic risk that increases with your "success"? For example, when the BitGo API goes down, and none of your partner exchanges can process bitcoins, like happened last year? How is adding BitGo a net gain in security for their customers? (BEL)
What skin does BitGo have in the game that someone should trust you as 3rd party? It seems you are responsible for securing exponentially more value than the company itself represents. Giancarlo said he will have a hard time ever trusting another 3rd party: Audio Clip #3 https://youtu.be/l9lgIWq2un0?t=31m2s (VIX)
What can BitGo do to transcend being the security company that oversaw the loss of 120,000 bitcoins?
How can BitGo become profitable and justifiable as a security solution?
Do you anticipate a legal battle between BitGo and Bitfinex?
Phil states that BitGo doesn’t have any money to sue for: Audio Clip #4 https://youtu.be/L2XSJlccLPc?t=32m36s (VIX)
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[uncensored-r/CryptoCurrency] My thoughts on POE, and why 2018 could be big for Poet

The following post by ZeroToAMillion is being replicated because some comments within the post(but not the post itself) have been openly removed.
The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link:
np.reddit.com/ CryptoCurrency/comments/7oubqm
The original post's content was as follows:

INTRODUCTION

Let me explain – if you’re new to Poet, POE can be simply described as follows:
  1. A decentralized platform that allows publishers to license, identify, and monetize digital content such as blog posts, news articles, YouTube videos, audio/music, e-books and more.
  2. It ensures content creators will receive credit and be financially rewarded for the content they create.
  3. Poet is more efficient and global than standard copyrighting due to its speed and decentralized nature

What makes POE great?

Think about all of the articles, news posts, and videos stolen on the internet today… Social media is notorious for this.
Poet seeks to offer a tangible and immediate solution to this problem that, before now, has been extremely difficult to control in our ever-expanding and evermore transparent digital world.
To put it simply, it is difficult to legally enforce who owns digital content created online. Poet plans to resolve this.
It will ensure creators are credited for their work and rewarded accordingly. Blockchain quite literally provides the solution to this and Poet is the key.

Why POE?

  1. Mass adoption is very near. Poet is currently testing a WordPress plugin, Frost app, that is scheduled to go live in Q1 2018. Due to the widespread use of WordPress, when this goes live, Poet will be available to over 300 million websites at the flick of a switch.
  2. The community is growing rapidly and the Poet team has been aggressive in expanding its community team to best position the platform for continued growth and adoption.
  3. Realistic, yet aggressive roadmap: The Poet roadmap is one of the few roadmaps I’ve seen that clearly outline the goals and do so in a very realistic timeframe. In addition to this, their product is coming very soon.
  4. Undervalued market cap: Inevitably a critical factor for any investor. My personal belief is that project is just getting started. This project aims to target a market of nearly 1 billion+ websites, and that doesn’t even include the number of articles, posts, videos, and audio attached to these sites. Poet is just now beginning to gain a lot of momentum and hasn’t even begun their public marketing campaign. The development team has been extremely transparent and continues to seek out the community to regular input and feedback. This team has performed brilliantly thus far and continues to meet and exceed expectations!

COMPETITORS

There aren’t any companies directly doing anything quite like Poet. The closest comparable are maybe VeChain and Tron, but their goals are completely different and would not resolve the issues of content licensing and proof of existence like Poet seeks to achieve. Poet aims to resolve a very specific and achievable goal.
  • Poet aims to resolve a widespread global issue that has not been achieved before.
  • Allows for any content creator to utilize its platform for proof of existence.
  • Allows publishers to license, identify, and monetize digital content easily and seamlessly.
  • Will prevent plagiarism and allow for content disputes via community trusted mediators.
  • More efficient than copyrighting
  • Completely decentralized

TEAM

8 individuals located primarily in the US and South America, with plans to grow more.
Lautaro Dragan: Technical Lead
Specializes in ReactJS, NodeJS, and RESTful API’s & Web apps, 10 years exp., full- stack dev, game development enthusiast
Patricio Mosse: Full Stack Develop
Software engineer, 12 years exp., BS in Computer Science, international experience in USA, France, Israel & Greece
Pat Riley: Head of Product
Experience at Apple, Bitpay, & BTC Media, 100% self-educated designer, 3 years exp. working on products built on top of Bitcoin,
Max Bronstein: Media & Strategy Lead
Product geek & digital strategist, experience at Gem, BTC Media, & The Coin Toss
Jeremy Kandah: Chief Coin Officer
Exp. Working on Flurry the world’s largest mobile analytics company, founded Appcasher, LLC & DApps Fund, exp. establishing multiple ICO’s including Maidsafe
Elliot Feeny: Community Relations
Media specialist & blockchain enthusiast since 2014, Emory University School of Law, featured in Bitcoin Magazine, The Distributed Ledger and Wolters Kluwer Securities Regulation Daily.
Alvaro Crespo: Mobile Developer
Software Engineer, university professor teaching discrete math & full-stack web applications, exp. Developing apps for both Android and iOS.
Justin Litchfield: Product Development
Stanford Ph.D. chemist by education, entrepreneur by profession, 5 years exp. in media, blockchain & FinTech.

ADVISORS

19 and counting with ties to over 30 worldwide companies.
Vice Media: Mike Fermano
BTC Inc: David Bailey, Tyler Evans
Samsung, Razorfish, BBS: Richard Titus
Viacom, Fox, Vimeo: Greg Clayman
Ethereum, JAXX: Anthony Di lorio
Fenbushi Capital: Bo Shen
Ethereum, Smartwallet: Steven Dakh
Augur, Blockchain Ed. Net.: Jeremy Gardner
Maven, Yahoo, MySpace: James Heckman
BLOQ: Jeff Garzik
Let’s Talk Bitcoin, Tokenly: Adam Levine
BLOQ, Tally Capital: Matthew Roszak
Blockdaemon, Ad Ledger: Konstantin Richter
Madhive: Adam Helfgott
Proof of Existence, Streamium, Dentraland: Esteban Ordano
Block Assets: David Lee
BNK To The Future: Simon Dixon
ChainB: James Gong
DISCLOSURE: I currently hold POE. This is not financial advice.
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Bitcoin Kinetics Is Going Public

Bitcoin Kinetics was created to make all the machines of the world interact with Bitcoin & The Blockchain. The simple fact that people put money into machines is obvious. Bitcoin Kinetics set forth on the monotonous path forward to a world where anyone can send Bitcoins to any machine that takes money. Its a long path, we will walk that path together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V319im1M0nE
The vision is simple, put an action to a payment. For understanding what we do, I like the way Adam B. Levine from Lets Talk Bitcoin says it "Push Button Bitcoin". The simple action of a button being pushed when a payment arrives is going to move the Bitcoin use scenarios today from a online, screen based, virtual market, to the future being a Brick & Mortar, common & daily use currency we all envision Bitcoin to be.
Bitcoin Kinetics will help Bitcoin be used in every building, every business & on every block. Building Bitcoin Block By Block, until every gas pump, vending machine, ATM, ticket booth, washing machine, parking meter, pool table, arcade machine, even car ignitions & door locks, are all all activated by crypto currency payment.
Open Source is the key to the future of humanity, commerce & all things created by humans in my overt opinion. Bitcoin Kinetics is working on making the safest, smartest & most efficient software for the open source community to run with.
BitSwitch is the name of the project first created using an open source Arduino micro controller to activate a lamp using a $1.50 USD / BTC payment. This happened in my living room in Beaverton, Oregon, Untied States on Electric Street. BitSwitch 0.1 uses a callback JSON message using Coinbase. As soon as the BTC was sent to a Bitcoin Address in a Coinbase account, a callback message was sent to a URL on a server hosted on the Arduino. The arduino was programmed to read the callback data & find a specific amount ($1.50 USD/BTC), this was verified by the Arduino, then it was instructed to activate a pin. On top of the Arduino was a Relay Board. This relay switched on, connected to the corresponding pin, activating the pin putting power into its wires. These wires were connecting the circuit of the lamp to power. Once the payment arrived, it activated the relay connecting the lamp to power, the light turned on... Eureka!
This simple demonstration of a well crafted sketch that interacts with the Blockchain on the Arduino will create an industry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCeaBJNsyE
I want this idea, concept of use, technical instructions, software & even the hardware to all be yours. Now if you want to pay us to teach you how it works, make beautiful machines containing this revolutionary Bitcoin Operated Switch such as Ticket Boxes, Washing Machines & Gas Pumps, then we will use these finances to make millions of them, distribute them to the world & our CEO, me, Morgan Rockwell, will personally go on every news channel on earth & call out Jamie Dimon & all the fake vending companies such as Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo & Coca-cola for not competing with Bitcoin Kinetics already. This is a currency war, Bitcoin Kinetics wants to put Bitcoins Equivalent to the AK47 in every money user & business owners hands. A device that takes Bitcoin directly will bring business to a new playing field thanks to cryptography, decentralization & open crowd sourced commerce.
We need your Bitcoins to make many more of these machines. At this moment im going broke, ive spent almost $30,000 of my own income on this company, equipment, R&D. Bitcoin Kinetics is now ready for the world to own it, order machines that accept Bitcoin out of the box. Eventually Bitcoin Kinetics will become a Decentralized Autonomous Organization run completely by smart contracts, 3D printers & shipping centers, making it run on its own.
I've pondered creating a simple package that contains BitSwitch ready out of the box. The system will be installed in a simple manor using provided instructions already programmed with the Sketch/Software. If a similar fee to the mining fee was added to our device so that every time it was used a 0.1% fee was sent to our Bitcoin Income Address. Say 1 1/2 cents or so, id like to create an automated system that pays dividends to shareholders. This would allow the company to make profit & return all of it from the machines direct to the share holders. The company can make an income for utilities, R&D & evaluation capital by selling the whole sale & retail devices like ticket kiosks, gas pumps, laundry machines, ext.
This is happening now with or without me, with or without Bitcoin Kinetics. Crypto Currency is the future, Bitcoin Is My Life. I will make it kick so much ass.
www.GeneralBitcoin.com www.BitcoinKinetics.com www.BTCwtf.com
Bitcoin Kinetics (KINETICS) - CryptoStocks.com @BitcoinKinetics is going public

BitcoinKineticsIPO

https://cryptostocks.com/securities/85 #IPO
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If I can help make alot of humans safe & healthy I will do so by making you & all humans as much money as I can. I want Bitcoin Kinetics to feed, shelter & employ as many people as possible.
If Bitcoin Kinetics can employ 50,000 people, have a $45,000,000 evaluation on its Stock & have 100,000 machines Live around the globe running BitSwitch, you will all see VISA die & Bitcoin will have over 10,000 transactions per second.
Bitcoin Kinetics can do this, Bitcoin can be used everywhere, there are so many possibilities that I cant wait, we are building many of them. Alot of creative ideas will spawn from this company, 90% of them will be created 65% of them will be used for the long term. Experimentation of creative commerce is scary to investors, that's why I will create a solid income stream for Bitcoin Kinetics using a fee structure that pays direct to share holders. I'm creating enough shares so every man, woman & child on earth for the next 10 years will be able to have at least 10 shares of Bitcoin Kinetics stock. This is a dream of mine, the world running its own company on the blockchain, all its income comes right back to the peoples phones. Profit is not the goal, amazing machines that take Bitcoin is the goal.
Bitcoin Kinetics is going to happen because its my vision, I'm dedicated & I will destroy any corporation, bank or weak minded human that tries to displace Bitcoin, diminish its use, or vandalize its beauty. I'm here for you, if I was here for me, I would be hiding somewhere nice with lots of Bitcoins. Instead I'm selling Bitcoin & giving Bitcoin to everyone daily, signing up merchants with BitPay & building a Vending Industry based on Bitcoin. I'm building a massive Bitcoin company called General Bitcoin that will put General Electric, General Motors & General Dynamics to shame. I'm building Bitcoin for the children. I'm promoting all of our lifestyles & our futures. I want us all to be safe, Bitcoin Kinetics is my way of taking the first step to do so, many more will come. If you want to be apart of Bitcoins life, my life & Bitcoin Kinetics life, then please contact me & invest in me, my company & the future that can come from your money, your goals, your needs & your desires. Bitcoin is yours, make it how you want, own the company, vote on what it does. Help the world talk to Bitcoin with Bitcoin Kinetics.
We plan on creating a plethora of technologies, devices that take Bitcoin & even dedicated crypto business that dont just make money, but employ people. My goal is not to see money, coins or wealth in my hands or the hands of a few. My goal is to employ as many people as I can, eventually showing them how to employ theselves. The world will change, I want to help people, I want to help the unemployed, homeless & hungry. Bitcoin is the way I will do that for now. Thank you for your time you lovable Reddit folk.
http://btcwtf.com/invest.html
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Captain Morgan Rockwell Bitcoin Kinetics [email protected] www.BitcoinKinetics.com (619)721-3384
im coming for you Dimon...
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Subreddit Stats: btc top posts from 2017-05-17 to 2018-05-16 16:37 PDT

Period: 364.19 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 171217
Rate (per day) 2.75 467.46
Unique Redditors 530 18280
Combined Score 587073 990947

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 27576 points, 60 submissions: MemoryDealers
    1. I'm Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and world's first investor in Bitcoin startups. AMA (974 points, 941 comments)
    2. The pro Bitcoin Cash video from CNBC made it to the very front page of Yahoo.com! (863 points, 191 comments)
    3. I (Roger Ver) will be doing an AMA on Monday Dec 18th starting at 10AM EST on /BTC because /Bitcoin is completely censored. (820 points, 413 comments)
    4. Reminder: Blockstream and Core got 100% of everything they asked for. (808 points, 333 comments)
    5. I'm giving away $100 each of BCH and BTC on live TV tomorrow by displaying the private key. Guess why? (744 points, 832 comments)
    6. How wrong were they? More than 2 years ago the CEO of Lightning Labs said LN would be ready in less than 6 months (689 points, 276 comments)
    7. To the Censorship loving tyrants in /Bitcoin, don't Say Bitcoin.com didn't warn you! "In the unlikely event that the 2MB block size increase portion of Segwit2x fails to activate, Bitcoin.com will immediately shift all company resources to supporting Bitcoin Cash exclusively." (677 points, 364 comments)
    8. I just bet 1,000 BTC (~$4M USD) that Segwit 2X coin will have more value than Segwit 1x coin. (645 points, 399 comments)
    9. If you think consumers are going to throw away $100’s (and soon $1000’s) on transaction fees to open up a payment channel on the Lightning network, you are delusional. (599 points, 221 comments)
    10. PSA: If you get an email from me (Roger Ver) asking to borrow BTC, you can be 100% sure it as a scam. If they ask to borrow BCH, it is more plausible, but still a scam. (597 points, 73 comments)
  2. 23187 points, 41 submissions: Egon_1
    1. bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" (4814 points, 511 comments)
    2. WSJ: "[bitcoin core] fees have reached an average cost of about $30 per transaction. That makes bitcoin virtually unusable for all but very large transactions. The Bitcoin Cash crowd is just trying to offer a solution to that problem." (1303 points, 339 comments)
    3. Rick Falkvinge:"Fun fact: I am aware of a truckload of companies currently in the process of converting from Bitcoin Legacy to #Bitcoin Cash. I am aware of zero (0) companies going the other direction." (654 points, 228 comments)
    4. "Bitcoin.com wallet now displays "Bitcoin Cash" and "Bitcoin Core" balances. Should satisfy everyone, right? ;)" (626 points, 448 comments)
    5. GDAX: "We will open the BCH-BTC Order Book on Wednesday, January 17 at 9:00 am PST." (624 points, 114 comments)
    6. Stephen (BitPay CEO):"a typical #bitcoin transaction costs $1.80 now, >200k unconfirmed transactions, time for a hard fork to larger blocks ... 8mb please" (545 points, 113 comments)
    7. Erik Voorhees: "Fellow Bitcoiners, are you ever going to realize how problematic these fees are getting? Avg fees now over $40 per tx. A year ago avg fee was $4. A year prior, $0.40. Growing faster than price, and exponentially with usage. We just spent $4800 to move 15 BTC in one TX." (539 points, 147 comments)
    8. @Bitcoin: "The ownership of this account has not changed hands. I became busy with other things, much has changed since then and I've decided to take a more active role in the community once again." (536 points, 125 comments)
    9. BitPay CEO: “If people can’t engage in commerce, it’s hard to imagine why they’d want to store their money in Bitcoin in the first place” (530 points, 134 comments)
    10. U.S. Regulators to Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether (527 points, 196 comments)
  3. 13318 points, 28 submissions: hunk_quark
    1. Censored! Youtube removes Roger Ver's video on "The effects of Censorship and Propaganda upon Bitcoin" (1001 points, 297 comments)
    2. CNBC is waking up (882 points, 145 comments)
    3. Despite massing brigading from bitcoin and core, @Bitcoin twitter account has gained 50k subscribers since it came out in support of BCH last week. (623 points, 198 comments)
    4. Warren Buffet's Berkshire is the single largest stockholder in BoA and WellsFargo. In case you were wondering about his attitude towards Bitcoin. (616 points, 114 comments)
    5. Bitfinex defines Bitcoin Cash as the coin that fulfills the original promise of p2p cash, a bitcoin upgrade that is ready to scale and sound money! #Winning (608 points, 166 comments)
    6. Wouldn't wanna be this shopper. (587 points, 125 comments)
    7. GDAX enabling EUBCH trading pair next week. #winning 🎆 (574 points, 67 comments)
    8. Thank to this community's effort, Forbes has corrected Kyle's Torpey's LN article to clarify LTC tx fees is much higher than BCH. Now let's ask for 1 more correction: Bitcoin cash is not Bcash. Links in comments. (508 points, 176 comments)
    9. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning labs calls out Blockstream on letting users tinker with LN that's neither safe nor ready for mainnet. (492 points, 269 comments)
    10. The $2000 tip for Bitcoin ABC dev shows we don't need blockstream to pay our developers, we can do community funding through tippr! (462 points, 131 comments)
  4. 10330 points, 13 submissions: BeijingBitcoins
    1. Average Bitcoin transaction fee is now above five dollars. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. So much for "banking the unbanked." (3417 points, 465 comments)
    2. Dear Reddit Admins: We need to talk about /Bitcoin (1340 points, 284 comments)
    3. Paid for this whisky with Bitcoin Cash! Ginza bar becomes third Tokyo retail establishment to accept BCC (749 points, 60 comments)
    4. Samson Mow says Bitcoin isn't for people earning less than $2 a day. With average transaction fees now at $27.20, is Bitcoin even for people earning less than $100 a day? (661 points, 163 comments)
    5. Protip: If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, you really should read the document that started it all, the Bitcoin whitepaper [PDF] (647 points, 73 comments)
    6. /Bitcoin in a nutshell (537 points, 69 comments)
    7. Three years ago today, Mike Hearn published an article explaining exactly what would happen when the 1MB blocksize limit was hit. He was right on all counts. (482 points, 173 comments)
    8. Shit, they're on to us (455 points, 67 comments)
    9. "Am I so out of touch?" (437 points, 164 comments)
    10. abrkn on Twitter: I've bought some Bitcoin Cash. Now I just need @Blockstream to keep kicking developers, banning wallets, and insulting miners. (426 points, 95 comments)
  5. 9412 points, 19 submissions: BitcoinXio
    1. /bitcoin is censoring the NIST report that says "Bitcoin Cash is the original blockchain" and Bitcoin Core is not. If you have to censor to get people to believe you, then you have lost. (854 points, 500 comments)
    2. Someone hacked the account todu which was a mod here to point users to /bitcoin (736 points, 263 comments)
    3. Congrats: /btc has reached 150,000 subscribers! (702 points, 356 comments)
    4. Twitter continues to go downhill - flags @Bitcoin account as ‘temporarily restricted due to unusual activity’ (637 points, 216 comments)
    5. There is a huge edit war on Wikipedia where trolls like the user "Jtbobwaysf" are trying very hard to inject the word "bcash" into Bitcoin Cash pages and reverting/editing other pages that speak factually poorly on topics such as Lightning Network, Segwit, etc. (626 points, 153 comments)
    6. What /bitcoin mods desperately don't want you to see! (597 points, 106 comments)
    7. /btc is trending on reddit today, congrats everyone! (584 points, 18 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15 to 32MB max block limit (579 points, 335 comments)
    9. /DarkNetMarkets shut down by Reddit (452 points, 324 comments)
    10. Just a heads up on what is going on in this sub - please be aware of what is happening. There is a coordinated effort by a specific group to undermine and destroy everything that we support because they are about to lose power come mid-November. (422 points, 200 comments)
  6. 9302 points, 2 submissions: censorship_notifier
    1. Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin. (8584 points, 1173 comments)
    2. New anti-censorship bot for /bitcoin (718 points, 347 comments)
  7. 8263 points, 15 submissions: jessquit
    1. You can now store a year's worth of continuously full 8MB blocks for the cost of a single BTC transaction (1375 points, 386 comments)
    2. There never was a "scaling problem." The only problem is "people that don't want Bitcoin to scale." (776 points, 419 comments)
    3. Please stop saying "Increase the block size" (661 points, 450 comments)
    4. [PSA] If your Bitcoin are not ready-to-transact in a wallet whose keys you exclusively control, then you don't control your Bitcoin (625 points, 216 comments)
    5. Why us old-school Bitcoiners argue that Bitcoin Cash should be considered "the real Bitcoin" (585 points, 587 comments)
    6. I think we need an EDA fix before the Nov hardfork (535 points, 346 comments)
    7. Why large blocks: because one man's "coffee purchase transaction" is another man's monthly income (508 points, 104 comments)
    8. There is a word for a "store of value" with no underlying utility, and that word is "collectible" (481 points, 171 comments)
    9. Ripple user comes to defend Ripple, gets hundreds of upvotes, but can't answer the most fundamental question: what prevents inflation? (462 points, 407 comments)
    10. If you don't agree that the mission is to make onchain transactions readily available to ALL people at ALL income levels then you don't understand the whole reason Bitcoin was invented to begin with (449 points, 203 comments)
  8. 8227 points, 17 submissions: increaseblocks
    1. No Neo I'm trying to tell you ... (700 points, 77 comments)
    2. Blockstream is falling apart - Greg Maxwell resigns - Blockstream takes down team page in a hurry to reorg team - Adam Back must be worried (680 points, 496 comments)
    3. * Ripple is not mineable (it is a centralized private blockchain run by banks) (628 points, 254 comments)
    4. rBitcoin moderator confesses and comes clean that Blockstream is only trying to make a profit by exploiting Bitcoin and pushing users off chain onto sidechains (576 points, 188 comments)
    5. Fixed - Bitcoin Cash moving money far better. SegWitCoin moving money with high fees and slow confirmation times! (538 points, 105 comments)
    6. Blockstream investor emails leaked - shows Blockstream motivation to steal transaction fees from miners and pay to Liquid sidechain customers (531 points, 250 comments)
    7. Vitalik Buterin says what we've all been saying - CoinDesk is scammy and complicit bad actor in the cryptocurrency world and should be shunned (511 points, 61 comments)
    8. "Blockstream plans to sell side chains to enterprises, charging a fixed monthly fee, taking transaction fees and even selling hardware" source- Adam Back Blockstream CEO (494 points, 143 comments)
    9. Coinbase comes through and does the correct thing and adds clarification on the upcoming Segwit2x Fork (452 points, 199 comments)
    10. Core trolls have hard decisions to make (437 points, 141 comments)
  9. 8207 points, 19 submissions: Windowly
    1. "If BCH hashpower > BTC, I'll start referring to it as just 'Bitcoin' :" ~ Gavin on twitter (773 points, 238 comments)
    2. You want to go grab a coffee?? (643 points, 420 comments)
    3. "I guess my idea of "freedom from corrupt banks" didn't include transaction fees that forced 99% of the world's population to keep using banks."~Erik Voorhees (595 points, 122 comments)
    4. "With recent developments, I'm putting all available dev resources to retool my software for #Bitcoin Cash. I suspect I'm far from alone."~Rick Falkvinge (Pirate Party) (493 points, 134 comments)
    5. "We've tested Bitcoin Cash vs Lightning Network and... LN feels so unnecessary and over-complicated. Also, still more expensive than Bitcoin Cash fees - and that's not taking into account the $3 fees each way you open or close a $50 channel. Also two different balances? Confusing" ~ HandCash (465 points, 252 comments)
    6. That Awkward Moment. . . . (431 points, 129 comments)
    7. "There was an entire mall in 2013 to 2015 in Berlin that accepted Bitcoin. This stopped when fees rose. There was wide adoption once. Fees kill use"~Dr. Craig S. Wright (427 points, 155 comments)
    8. "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 "Fidelity Effect" with BCH. Unlike BTC, we want you to use the Blockchain. BCH never really hits a scale ceiling."~Dr. Peter Rizun (419 points, 177 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash finally released on Open Bazaar! (417 points, 36 comments)
    10. Trezor is refusing to provide full wallet support for Segwit2x. This means if you buy Segwit2X on an exchange you can't store it in your hardware wallet. Another reason to buy a Ledger! (394 points, 200 comments)
  10. 8112 points, 2 submissions: PedanticPendant
    1. The idiocracy of bitcoin (7759 points, 751 comments)
    2. I made a new version of the well-known "Differences between the two versions of Bitcoin" diagram which I think is more informative (353 points, 135 comments)
  11. 7032 points, 11 submissions: rdar1999
    1. South Koreans sign petition (100k signatures) to reject ban proposal and 30k signatures asking to FIRE the Justice Minister and the Finance Minister for market manipulation. Crypto is winning!! (1858 points, 119 comments)
    2. BREAKING NEWS: South Korean Government confirms NO CRYPTO BAN. What they will do is to enforce regulations, anti money laundering task force, anti market manipulation, the usual stuff. (1089 points, 52 comments)
    3. Friendly reminder: Vitalik "I consider BCH a legitimate contender for the bitcoin name." (800 points, 181 comments)
    4. Shutting down or restricting the uses of bank accounts, thereby forbidding clients to buy crypto, is a blatant affront to the rights of civil liberty, manifested, but not limited to, in the rights to private property and free speech (563 points, 262 comments)
    5. GDAX: Bitcoin Cash Launch Retrospective -- trades were halted after 3 minutes because THE STASH DRIED OUT DUE TO AN AVALANCHE OF BUY ORDERS (486 points, 164 comments)
    6. While Jamie Dimon is shutting down your accounts, Russia’s largest State Bank is about to open cryptocurrency exchange In europe (433 points, 39 comments)
    7. Flippening: blockexplorer.com says: "We have made the decision to support the only bitcoin fork with a postive utility momentum, which is Bitcoin Cash.(...) We will not add future support for the Blockstream fork of bitcoin ("Bitcoin Legacy"), and will be deprecating it entirely " (426 points, 110 comments)
    8. National Institute of Standards and Technology confirm: "Bitcoin Core (BTC) is a fork and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the real Bitcoin" p.43 para 8.1.2 (365 points, 115 comments)
    9. TABGATE==> the astroturfing/hired shills scandal. Adam Back let it slip he hires full-time teams of social media shills/trolls. Just read! (358 points, 273 comments)
    10. Naomi Brockwell on Twitter: "[I] won’t succumb to censorship through intimidation." (330 points, 190 comments)
  12. 6983 points, 1 submission: boomtnt46
    1. As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method (6983 points, 1192 comments)
  13. 6148 points, 7 submissions: normal_rc
    1. Legacy Bitcoin tries to buy a cup of coffee (2299 points, 503 comments)
    2. WARNING: Brutal scam. Guy buys a Ledger Nano wallet on Ebay, and it steals all his cryptocurrency ($34,000, which is his life's savings). (1475 points, 522 comments)
    3. How the Bilderberg Group, the Federal Reserve central bank, and MasterCard took over Bitcoin BTC. (590 points, 221 comments)
    4. Cryptocurrency usually automatically downvotes any pro-BCH thread into oblivion. But I got my CoinText.io post to trend to #3 on their front page, by simply not saying "Bitcoin Cash". Proof that people would love BCH if they kept an open mind. (541 points, 208 comments)
    5. Tor Project can accept small donations again, thanks to Bitcoin Cash. (452 points, 35 comments)
    6. 100,000+ Merchants Start Accepting Bitcoin Cash. More than 100,000 BitPay merchants are now accepting Bitcoin Cash with the option seemingly automatically turned on for all of them. (413 points, 109 comments)
    7. Bitpay announcement: Electron Cash wallet now fully supports Bitpay BIP70 payment invoices for Bitcoin Cash. (378 points, 37 comments)
  14. 6118 points, 12 submissions: btcnewsupdates
    1. Starbucks CEO Wants Crypto. Considering All Currencies Except Bitcoin Core (BTC): "It is not a currency today nor will it be in the future” (824 points, 221 comments)
    2. Roger Ver: "Dear @reddit, [...] I'll pay you $100,000 USD if you simply appoint a moderator to /Bitcoin who supports free speech." (803 points, 428 comments)
    3. Hundreds of botted accounts mixed with some real ones simultaneously post "Bitcoin Cash is Trash" on twitter. Blockstream reaching sheer desperation status. (724 points, 285 comments)
    4. Overstock accepts Bitcoin Cash - BCH holders can now buy Home Goods, Bed & Bath Essentials, Jewellery & More! (597 points, 115 comments)
    5. ProtonMail asking for community assistance to enable Bitcoin Cash payments (536 points, 84 comments)
    6. WooCommerce brings Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its 380,000 online retailers. (471 points, 98 comments)
    7. A Bitcoin Entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel knowingly misleads a Canadian Parliamentary committee to smear Bitcoin Cash (BCH). More Lawlessness from Bitcoin/Lightning (406 points, 193 comments)
    8. Largest Sports Gambling Site in the World, Bovada, now Accepts BCH. Billions of dollars in transactions a year (384 points, 60 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash support on OpenBazaar now live (360 points, 44 comments)
    10. Korean exchange KuCoin announce BCH trading pairs. (347 points, 40 comments)
  15. 5793 points, 12 submissions: BitcoinIsTehFuture
    1. “Graphene” is a new Bitcoin block propagation technology that is 10x more efficient than Core’s “Compact Blocks”! Created by: Gavin Andresen, A. Pinar Ozisik, George Bissias, Amir Houmansadr, Brian Neil Levine. (719 points, 225 comments)
    2. Just so you guys know: Ethereum just had another successful hardfork network upgrade. Blockstream is wrong when they say you cannot hard fork to improve things. (663 points, 399 comments)
    3. Western Union vs. Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash (634 points, 102 comments)
    4. It's called "Bitcoin Cash". The term "Bcash" is a social attack run by bitcoin. Not joking. Here is the full explanation, with proof. (568 points, 311 comments)
    5. On a reply I made in bitcoin that had over 350 upvotes, I was first somehow blocked from being able to reply on bitcoin and then actually banned when I edited my comment to state that I was blocked from replying. (505 points, 100 comments)
    6. The /bitconnect subreddit just got set to private! Bitconnect experienced a 90% drop, from over $300 down to $26! The scam has gone belly up at last! (442 points, 169 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Core Dev "Luke-jr" is asked why he is interested in Bitcoin. This is one of the main people in charge of Bitcoin right now. (408 points, 384 comments)
    8. I believe Bitcoin Core/Blockstream is now attempting to infiltrate Bitcoin Cash in the same manner that they did with Bitcoin Segwit. They are suddenly befriending Bitcoin Cash. Only in that way can they destroy from within. Do not be fooled. (405 points, 170 comments)
    9. #NOTX (392 points, 56 comments)
    10. Bitstamp just now renamed "Bcash" to "Bitcoin Cash". Win! (366 points, 61 comments)
  16. 5332 points, 1 submission: 11111101000
    1. Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase (5332 points, 1034 comments)
  17. 5148 points, 2 submissions: peptocurrency
    1. Guess who controls over half a billion Tethers across 3 exchanges—over 73% of USDT currently in circulation. (4745 points, 637 comments)
    2. Dear Bitcoin: You're right. BTC has been attacked. (403 points, 107 comments)
  18. 5048 points, 8 submissions: cryptorebel
    1. You have $100 worth of BTC. So you purchase an item for $66, but have to pay a $17 fee. Now you have $17 worth of Bitcoin left, but it costs $17 more to move it. So $66 item effectively cost you $100. #Thanks BlockStream (1427 points, 434 comments)
    2. President of SBI Holdings: "The vision of the original Bitcoin white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto calls for a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. That is a powerful vision, and SBI Group will devote resources to enable a future world where Bitcoin Cash is used globally for daily payments." (847 points, 84 comments)
    3. They used to use Bitcoin... (738 points, 179 comments)
    4. Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs admits that a hostile actor can steal funds in LN unless you broadcast a transaction on-chain with a cryptographic proof that recovers the funds. This means LN won't work without a block size limit increase. @8min17s (496 points, 434 comments)
    5. CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver challenges Samson Mow to a debate once again, will Samson refuse again? The reason small blockers do not debate and need censorship is because they know their arguments cannot stand up to scrutiny. (429 points, 208 comments)
    6. Update from BitGo: "Due to strong customer interest BitGo will enable full support of Bitcoin Cash" (406 points, 25 comments)
    7. BitPay CEO hints at possible Bitcoin Cash acceptance: "We do listen to our customers and for quite some time their number 1 complaint has been the high fees and slow confirmation times. We really don't like to pre-announce things though. Things move fast and plans can change at the last minute. " (359 points, 73 comments)
    8. Congratulations, we have surpassed /bitcoin in "users here now" with 3600 users! (346 points, 63 comments)
  19. 4323 points, 6 submissions: Anenome5
    1. Government: "Cryptocurrencies are too risky." Also government: "Buy lottery tickets." (1297 points, 141 comments)
    2. Death of a Scamcoin: Bitconnect's front page screenshotted moments before they went private, showing panic, anger, and lots of ill-advised investment claims, several claiming to have lost over $100k (949 points, 314 comments)
    3. Let's End the War and focus on the TRUE ENEMY (722 points, 349 comments)
    4. Archive.org has received over twice as many donations ($4800) in Bitcoincash as compared to BTC. This is how we win. (547 points, 157 comments)
    5. Segwhat? Gavin Andresen has developed a new block propagation algorithm able to compress the block down to 1/10th of the size of a Compact Block (Core's technology) using bloom filters called GRAPHENE. 10 times larger blocks, no size increase! 1mb 10mb, 8mb - 80mb, etc. (407 points, 182 comments)
    6. Remember Ross Ulbricht: Dread Pirate Roberts and the Silk Road experiment (401 points, 218 comments)
  20. 4259 points, 10 submissions: knight222
    1. PSA: /bitcoin IS UNDER ATTACK (764 points, 262 comments)
    2. /btc is trending! (522 points, 63 comments)
    3. Bitstamp To Launch Bitcoin Cash Trading (483 points, 81 comments)
    4. CBS is referring the new chain as "Bitcoin Cash" and the old chain as "Bitcoin Classic". Ahah (414 points, 121 comments)
    5. Bitcoin cash (BCH) price could lead to bitcoin "death spiral" - Quartz (373 points, 55 comments)
    6. Bitcoin Cash just destroyed the narrative of a contentious hard fork. There is nothing contentious with free choice. (372 points, 115 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Cash support expected in the next Mycelium release! (362 points, 84 comments)
    8. Anti-Censorship Bot For Detecting Deleted Posts on Reddit Gets Censored - Bitcoin News (326 points, 88 comments)
    9. Every mainstream news outlet refer the fork as "Bitcoin Cash". (324 points, 123 comments)
    10. On Shapeshift right now. (319 points, 98 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. jessquit (18478 points, 1851 comments)
  2. H0dl (8651 points, 1170 comments)
  3. tippr (8182 points, 3135 comments)
  4. MemoryDealers (7610 points, 205 comments)
  5. ForkiusMaximus (7398 points, 685 comments)
  6. Ant-n (6860 points, 932 comments)
  7. knight222 (6608 points, 689 comments)
  8. imaginary_username (6465 points, 524 comments)
  9. BitcoinIsTehFuture (5444 points, 475 comments)
  10. LexGrom (5404 points, 1642 comments)
  11. BeijingBitcoins (5188 points, 404 comments)
  12. BitcoinXio (5072 points, 282 comments)
  13. Adrian-X (4416 points, 854 comments)
  14. poorbrokebastard (4324 points, 782 comments)
  15. PsyRev_ (4261 points, 532 comments)
  16. Egon_1 (4254 points, 292 comments)
  17. BitttBurger (4154 points, 464 comments)
  18. btcnewsupdates (4084 points, 402 comments)
  19. Kain_niaK (3996 points, 660 comments)
  20. cryptorebel (3801 points, 376 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin. by censorship_notifier (8584 points, 1173 comments)
  2. The idiocracy of bitcoin by PedanticPendant (7759 points, 751 comments)
  3. As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method by boomtnt46 (6983 points, 1192 comments)
  4. Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase by 11111101000 (5332 points, 1034 comments)
  5. bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" by Egon_1 (4814 points, 511 comments)
  6. Guess who controls over half a billion Tethers across 3 exchanges—over 73% of USDT currently in circulation. by peptocurrency (4745 points, 637 comments)
  7. Average Bitcoin transaction fee is now above five dollars. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. So much for "banking the unbanked." by BeijingBitcoins (3417 points, 465 comments)
  8. Latest projections show BTC will break the time space continuum by cryptopicker (3288 points, 151 comments)
  9. <--- This many people want bitcoincash.org to follow Coinbase and go green for brand recognition by connor-j (3262 points, 373 comments)
  10. Two biggest Bitcoin subs according to their counterparts (posted on both subs) by themetalfriend (3131 points, 232 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 2533 points: esquonk's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  2. 2290 points: nanoakron's comment in Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin.
  3. 2028 points: kairepaire's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  4. 2019 points: vbuterin's comment in "So no worries, Ethereum's long term value is still ~0." -Greg Maxwell, CTO of Blockstream and opponent of allowing Bitcoin to scale as Satoshi had planned.
  5. 1210 points: vbuterin's comment in Vitalik Buterin tried to develop Ethereum on top of Bitcoin, but was stalled because the developers made it hard to build on top of Bitcoin. Vitalik only then built Ethereum as a separate currency
  6. 1205 points: LiamGaughan's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
  7. 1181 points: anothertimewaster's comment in Evidence that the mods of /Bitcoin may have been involved with the hacking and vote manipulation "attack" on /Bitcoin.
  8. 1178 points: TacoPi's comment in Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase
  9. 959 points: insanityzwolf's comment in bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do"
  10. 871 points: SethEllis's comment in As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method
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Let's Talk about Scamcoins - Research for a special Let's Talk Bitcoin! episode - Comment requested!

Hi everybody, So we've been seeing quite a few new alt-chains release which is totally great! Only problem is, it seems like instead of doing innovative things or adding improvements, instead they're just coins that are easy to mine but which don't actually have any advantages besides being new.
This means they basically have no chance of succeeding, and instead of "IPO" coins where they are pre-mined, then released on one small exchange so "suckers" will buy them hoping to be buying early, but in fact they're buying late.
The miners sell, and this continues until people figure out that the coin doesn't actually have a chance in hell, at which point it collapses and the miners move on to a new coin.
I'm looking for suggestions of what you would consider a "Scam Coin" - What the benefit is of pre-mining, what alt-coins are NOT scamcoins. Looking for people both for and against various coins, we want to represent a variety of perspectives.
This show will run middle of next month, we'll be recording interviews over skype with stakeholders in the next two weeks. Please post your interest here, email me at [email protected], or send me a PM.
Thanks, Adam B. Levine Editor-in-Chief [http://www.letstalkbitcoin.com](Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
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Network Feed & Individual Show Feeds coming soon!

Got a listener question, I'm sure they're not alone - Here's the exchange.
I've been a subscriber to LTB since the first show, and I'd like to continue being a subscriber to LTB. You three make a great team and have really broadened my understanding of Bitcoin. I also really like the idea of expanding your shows into the network of smaller shows concept, and I've enjoyed giving each of them a try now.
However, if I could make one suggestion, I would greatly appreciate having separate feeds for each show. I'd still recommend keeping a larger master-feed of all shows on the LTB network, but individual feeds for the individual shows would be great too. I have enough time in the week to really enjoy the two LTB shows and the MMM show, but sadly, I don't have time to listen to all the others and would enjoy just subscribing to the two shows that I enjoy the most. Also, I share my iPhone and podcast client with my two daughters and I'd like the opportunity to subscribe to shows without "sex" in the title. I'm a big fan of Stephanie's and the content that she brings to LTB, but a podcast talking opening about sexual topics is not a podcast that I want to show up in my podcast client. With separate feeds for each show, those that want it all can get it all, and those of us that want to pick and choose can get what we want without having to take all or nothing.
If this is already possible, please let me know and make that feature more prominent on your website. If not, please consider this feature request as a favor to those of us with limited time and small ears seeing your show titles.
On Feb 11, 2014, at 6:32 PM, "Adam B. Levine" > wrote:
Hi John, This is very high on our to-do list, has been in progress for the last 10 days and should be out this week. The LTB feed is becoming the LTB network feed and all shows are getting their own individual feeds as well. I am aware we are piping out a ton of content.
Good point about the title, although the show itself is pretty tame. I'll think about that. The show was going to be Living Freely but the pilot wasn't very interesting so she pivoted.
Thanks, Adam. I look forward to the feed change announcements and appreciate all the work you do to keep us up-to-date and informed. Regarding Stephanie's show, just to be clear, I don't think she needs to change the title. As long as I have subscription options to self-select out of certain shows, I'm a happy clam. It was a great and highly entertaining first episode, and I think I might even listen to an episode or two here and there beyond this first one. It was just an awkward moment when a sex title showed up in my feed list - not a topic I typically listen to. I'm more of a tech news, geocaching, NPR kind of guy, with the occasional Dan Carlin tossed in for good measure. :)
John
I consume dan carlin jealously and voraciously, listen to the occasional freakonomics which I like stylisticly but think they cheap out on the logic to fulfill preset conclusions. I used to listen to No Agenda religiously but their willful ignorance about bitcoin annoyed me so.
These days I listen to all our new shows, which is basically a full time job lol.
Adam
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Bitcoin Kinetics Going Public

Bitcoin Kinetics was created to make all the machines of the world interact with Bitcoin & The Blockchain. The simple fact that people put money into machines is obvious. Bitcoin Kinetics set forth on the monotonous path forward to a world where anyone can send Bitcoins to any machine that takes money. Its a long path, we will walk that path together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V319im1M0nE
The vision is simple, put an action to a payment. For understanding what we do, I like the way Adam B. Levine from Lets Talk Bitcoin says it "Push Button Bitcoin". The simple action of a button being pushed when a payment arrives is going to move the Bitcoin use scenarios today from a online, screen based, virtual market, to the future being a Brick & Mortar, common & daily use currency we all envision Bitcoin to be.
Bitcoin Kinetics will help Bitcoin be used in every building, every business & on every block. Building Bitcoin Block By Block, until every gas pump, vending machine, ATM, ticket booth, washing machine, parking meter, pool table, arcade machine, even car ignitions & door locks, are all all activated by crypto currency payment.
Open Source is the key to the future of humanity, commerce & all things created by humans in my overt opinion. Bitcoin Kinetics is working on making the safest, smartest & most efficient software for the open source community to run with.
BitSwitch is the name of the project first created using an open source Arduino micro controller to activate a lamp using a $1.50 USD / BTC payment. This happened in my living room in Beaverton, Oregon, Untied States on Electric Street. BitSwitch 0.1 uses a callback JSON message using Coinbase. As soon as the BTC was sent to a Bitcoin Address in a Coinbase account, a callback message was sent to a URL on a server hosted on the Arduino. The arduino was programmed to read the callback data & find a specific amount ($1.50 USD/BTC), this was verified by the Arduino, then it was instructed to activate a pin. On top of the Arduino was a Relay Board. This relay switched on, connected to the corresponding pin, activating the pin putting power into its wires. These wires were connecting the circuit of the lamp to power. Once the payment arrived, it activated the relay connecting the lamp to power, the light turned on... Eureka!
This simple demonstration of a well crafted sketch that interacts with the Blockchain on the Arduino will create an industry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCeaBJNsyE
I want this idea, concept of use, technical instructions, software & even the hardware to all be yours. Now if you want to pay us to teach you how it works, make beautiful machines containing this revolutionary Bitcoin Operated Switch such as Ticket Boxes, Washing Machines & Gas Pumps, then we will use these finances to make millions of them, distribute them to the world & our CEO, me, Morgan Rockwell, will personally go on every news channel on earth & call out Jamie Dimon & all the fake vending companies such as Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo & Coca-cola for not competing with Bitcoin Kinetics already. This is a currency war, Bitcoin Kinetics wants to put Bitcoins Equivalent to the AK47 in every money user & business owners hands. A device that takes Bitcoin directly will bring business to a new playing field thanks to cryptography, decentralization & open crowd sourced commerce.
We need your Bitcoins to make many more of these machines. At this moment im going broke, ive spent almost $30,000 of my own income on this company, equipment, R&D. Bitcoin Kinetics is now ready for the world to own it, order machines that accept Bitcoin out of the box. Eventually Bitcoin Kinetics will become a Decentralized Autonomous Organization run completely by smart contracts, 3D printers & shipping centers, making it run on its own.
I've pondered creating a simple package that contains BitSwitch ready out of the box. The system will be installed in a simple manor using provided instructions already programmed with the Sketch/Software. If a similar fee to the mining fee was added to our device so that every time it was used a 0.1% fee was sent to our Bitcoin Income Address. Say 1 1/2 cents or so, id like to create an automated system that pays dividends to shareholders. This would allow the company to make profit & return all of it from the machines direct to the share holders. The company can make an income for utilities, R&D & evaluation capital by selling the whole sale & retail devices like ticket kiosks, gas pumps, laundry machines, ext.
This is happening now with or without me, with or without Bitcoin Kinetics. Crypto Currency is the future, Bitcoin Is My Life. I will make it kick so much ass.
www.GeneralBitcoin.com www.BitcoinKinetics.com www.BTCwtf.com
Bitcoin Kinetics (KINETICS) - CryptoStocks.com @BitcoinKinetics is going public

BitcoinKineticsIPO

https://cryptostocks.com/securities/85 #IPO
DETAILS OF OFFER:
SHARE STRUCTURE:
  1. THIS CRYPTO-LISTING: 10,000,000,000 SHARES ___
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ISSUE DATE: 02/03/2014 CLOSE DATE: 07/27/2014 THE OFFER MAY BE EXTENDED
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If I can help make alot of humans safe & healthy I will do so by making you & all humans as much money as I can. I want Bitcoin Kinetics to feed, shelter & employ as many people as possible.
If Bitcoin Kinetics can employ 50,000 people, have a $45,000,000 evaluation on its Stock & have 100,000 machines Live around the globe running BitSwitch, you will all see VISA die & Bitcoin will have over 10,000 transactions per second.
Bitcoin Kinetics can do this, Bitcoin can be used everywhere, there are so many possibilities that I cant wait, we are building many of them. Alot of creative ideas will spawn from this company, 90% of them will be created 65% of them will be used for the long term. Experimentation of creative commerce is scary to investors, that's why I will create a solid income stream for Bitcoin Kinetics using a fee structure that pays direct to share holders. I'm creating enough shares so every man, woman & child on earth for the next 10 years will be able to have at least 10 shares of Bitcoin Kinetics stock. This is a dream of mine, the world running its own company on the blockchain, all its income comes right back to the peoples phones. Profit is not the goal, amazing machines that take Bitcoin is the goal.
Bitcoin Kinetics is going to happen because its my vision, I'm dedicated & I will destroy any corporation, bank or weak minded human that tries to displace Bitcoin, diminish its use, or vandalize its beauty. I'm here for you, if I was here for me, I would be hiding somewhere nice with lots of Bitcoins. Instead I'm selling Bitcoin & giving Bitcoin to everyone daily, signing up merchants with BitPay & building a Vending Industry based on Bitcoin. I'm building a massive Bitcoin company called General Bitcoin that will put General Electric, General Motors & General Dynamics to shame. I'm building Bitcoin for the children. I'm promoting all of our lifestyles & our futures. I want us all to be safe, Bitcoin Kinetics is my way of taking the first step to do so, many more will come. If you want to be apart of Bitcoins life, my life & Bitcoin Kinetics life, then please contact me & invest in me, my company & the future that can come from your money, your goals, your needs & your desires. Bitcoin is yours, make it how you want, own the company, vote on what it does. Help the world talk to Bitcoin with Bitcoin Kinetics.
We plan on creating a plethora of technologies, devices that take Bitcoin & even dedicated crypto business that dont just make money, but employ people. My goal is not to see money, coins or wealth in my hands or the hands of a few. My goal is to employ as many people as I can, eventually showing them how to employ theselves. The world will change, I want to help people, I want to help the unemployed, homeless & hungry. Bitcoin is the way I will do that for now. Thank you for your time you lovable Reddit folk.
http://btcwtf.com/invest.html
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Captain Morgan Rockwell Bitcoin Kinetics [email protected] www.BitcoinKinetics.com (619)721-3384
im coming for you Dimon...
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Reddcoin - Let's Talk Bitcoin Podcast

I am a regular listener of the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast hosted by Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy. The podcast is bi-weekly and covers a lot of ground, however, they seem to really like discussing innovations in the crypto space more than just coin market values. In addition to the main Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast, there are also a few other good crypto-related podcasts available on the site. A couple of the more regular ones are Bitcoins and Gravy, and Paul Boyer's Mad Money Machine.
A couple weeks ago, I posted on the LTB forums regarding a new segment idea in hopes that one of these podcasts would pick up the segment. Here is a link to my post:
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/new-segment-idea-for-one-of-the-ltbn-podcasts-altcoin-innovations
The idea was to have a segment that focused on some of the great innovations happening in the altcoin world. Usually, they focus a lot more on the App-coin and so-called Bitcoin 2.0 platforms, so I thought this would be a way to let them know that there is also a lot of interesting innovation and experimentation happening in the altcoin space.
Let's look at what Reddcoin is doing. We have a very vibrant community that is growing every day. We have created a strong presence on some of the biggest social networks and have a healthy (and interesting) micro-transaction support economy for original content, ideas, development and innovations. I am not as active on Reddit as I am on Twitter, but I know there is a lot of positive Reddcoin action always happening on my Twitter feed as well as the occasional 'making it rain' parties we have in the #Reddcoin IRC channel on Freenode. I am also not a big twitch user, so maybe someone can comment about the impact Reddcoin has had there...
With these great things to boast about the Reddcoin community, and the microtransaction economy it is helping to build, this is only the beginning... The Roadmap paints a very exciting picture of where we are planning to take this micro-transaction economy in the near future. I really think The Social X project announced by Laudney (as well as the future integrations with the real big game changer for Reddcoin, seamless Facebook tipping) will change the way we all interact over social networks. Reddcoin really is in the best position to become the [Love] button of the internet.
One way Reddcoin's micro-transaction economy will be important is to give legs to the individuals who are currently unable to 'make it' as a freelancer by utilizing their unique skills and talents. The biggest problem in this space is not finding people who are interested in the unique services and talents that many of these folks have to offer, but the barrier of the shopping cart. There are loads more people who are willing to send a quick/small no-website-registration-required transaction to those who have talents and services to offer than there are people willing to jump through the hoops of site registration, shopping carts, and automated email responses. Also, since the barrier is lowered, this opens the door for many more people to take advantage of the person's talents and services at a lower fee, since the person offering those services will not have to capture as many higher paying customers who are willing to jump through the hoops to be able to meet the same bottom line.
I know I got off topic a little tiny bit there, but the point is, there is a ton of interesting stuff happening just in our small (but ever-expanding) corner of the 'net. Let's get some of these existing podcasts to feature reddcoin and talk about some of the innovations and experiments we are doing with PoS-V, Social-X, creating micro-transaction economies, and some of the outstanding developers who are creating other reddcoin-related projects.
Let's Take Action: Ok, so what is the deal? How can we do something to help the community?
First- let's keep the conversations personable and respectful!
We've gotta let The hosts of these podcasts know that we are doing some really amazing and interesting stuff! Here are some points of contact you can reach out to:
Twitter: Adam B. Levine, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @GamerAndy Andreas Antonopoulos, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @aantonop Stephanie Murphy, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @S_Murphy_PhD Lets Talk Bitcoin podcast: @LetsTalkBitcoin
Paul Boyer, host of Mad Money Machine podcast: @PlanetBoyer Mad Money Machine: @MadMoneyMachine
Bitcoins and Gravy Podcast: @BTCandG
John Light, host of (the brand new) P2P Connects Us podcast, @lightcoin P2P Connects Us podcast: @p2pconnectsus
In addition to the podcasts on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network, there are also a lot of articles that are written for the site. If someone who has some good writing skills wants to give that a go, you can submit your Reddcoin article to the site and see if it gets picked up to be published. If you do end up writing the article and it doesn't get published, consider also sending it out to one or more of the crypto0related news sources out there and get some Reddcoin love spread out there. Talk about the innovations, the community, the future, the vision... paint the picture for the audience to see where we are going and how it is going to make our social interactions better.
The more we spread the love, the more we grow, so do it up, send tips to people who aren't in the community and take the time to explain to them what Reddcoin is all about in your own words (the video is a great tool also, but people are going to value what you say more than they are going to value the information they get from some video on the internet... the video is great tool for helping to explain WHAT reddcoin is, but tell them in your own words and they will appreciate it more.
In case any of you haven't actually checked out any of the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network podcasts, there are some really good ones, and they are great for listening in while you are at work or commuting. Here is a link (disclosure: it is a referral link, but I guess that is what they are for if I am actually referring you to go check them out, right?) http://letstalkbitcoin.com/?ref=b1ef1f0f
Anyways, I know this is a long post and that I did a lot of slightly off-topic babbling, so here it is...
TL;DR - Let's get Reddcoin's innovations and experiments featured on some popular podcasts and/or new outlets to help grow the community. The bigger we grow, the better for us all in so many ways. Contact the people listed above to request a Reddcoin feature, but really sell them on the 'why should I?'
Cheers fellow Reddheads, Eric Twitter: @AwfulProgrammer TrollchatKing greenguitar28 on Let's Talk Bitcoin awfulprogrammer.com
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Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode 007 - “Ripple & the Deflationary Business Model”

Let's Talk Bitcoin! is a show for users new and old of Cryptocurrencies and the current king of them all, Bitcoin! Episodes range from 55 minutes to a little over an hour, and include news, analysis and original interviews in a clean, audio-magazine format..
For previous episodes & our Listener Support widget, visit us at www.letstalkbitcoin.com
Send Listener Questions, Feedback, plus offers to help the cause and join our team to [email protected]
Also, we're looking for members to join our Bitcoin Community Roundtable - If you're doing something in the Bitcoin community and want to be made available of interview opportunities as they arise, Check out the specific thread for more details https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186752
Each episode takes about 10 hours to produce, please support the show if you like what we're doing. 16QBQGVAkwqRZVwDXL7sX5j4aoTQ6teYYX
Hosts: Adam B. Levine Stephanie Murphy,PhD Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Shownotes for Episode 7 - “Ripple & The Deflationary Business Model ”
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