China plans to ban Bitcoin mining, report claims - Mashable

China plans to ban Bitcoin mining, report claims - Mashable

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Mashable: Learn About Mining Bitcoin From a Redditor

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IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA!

Hello Reddit!
You may have seen me at the top of /technology the other day and I got a lot of messages telling me to do an IAMA about this article on CNBC so here I am!
So I made a bet with my parents that if I turned 18 and was a millionaire, my parents wouldn't force me to go to college. I’m proud to say I won that bet! Thanks to some clever investments, making money from projects, and as is the case with everyone who has any kind of success (or even failure) a little bit of luck.
Here’s the story of how it happened:
When I was 12 years old in May 2011, my older brother showed me this technology that I fell in love with and found fascinating. The technology was called Bitcoin.
At that stage in life I had a $1000 saved up, solely a gift from my Grandma to use for my scholarship fund. It did not go to my scholarship fund. I asked my brother to help me put it into Bitcoin at $12 because I knew it would be huge in someway. At that point I had about a 100 bitcoins.
I continued to do ‘day trading’ buying low and selling high over the coming years as well and reinvesting the money.
Fast forward to when I was 14 in high school I was not enjoying school. I was in a small town in Idaho living on a llama farm. So the quality of the school system, was let’s say, not the highest grade. I found the classes to be boring, valuable to some people, but at least for me boring and teaching me in a way that didn’t make sense to me. Lessons that did not seem applicable in my life.
My teachers would constantly criticize people in the classroom. Especially me.
One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life.
Another would force us to read other student’s grades out to the rest of the class to shame them for failing.
Another roasted me (me in particular) for the full hour of class. No teaching. It was literally the “Roast of Erik Finman”. Which now seems kind of funny actually but still very bad to do.
I went to a summer program to prepare me for the next year and found the best teacher ever in my life that changed my life who was from the UK. I got an A+ in advanced physics when I got a C- in basic physics the previous year.
With that knowledge. Since I didn’t have access to good teachers in my small town in Idaho. I wanted to fix it. So I learned how to code and created an educational website that would allow you to connect with Tutors/Teachers/Mentors online over video chat to teach you any subject you wanted to learn. You could search for Spanish. And find someone to teach you from Ecuador. You could type in programming and you’d find a CS college student that is trying to pay tuition by doing this on the side. Or a retired expert who is a veteran in his field that just wants to impart his knowledge onto others.
It became very popular in the local community! I told my teachers about it, but they did not like it because it felt like competition. Maybe they thought they might have to do better?
At this point I was 15 and this got some initial traction and I was using it to teach myself.
I asked my parents to let me drop out of High School to focus on this because I was miserable in school.
They agreed and were supportive, but they made a bet with me that I can drop out of High School, but I have to go to college if I don’t make a million dollars by the age 18.
I agreed and I dropped out of High School to work on this. A little bit after I dropped out of High School, and I had traction with my project. Bitcoin was shooting up! It was going big! $800! $900! $1000!!!!
So I sold a lot of my Bitcoins which resulted in me gaining a $100,000.
I used that money to put into my business so I could hire more professional programmers and I moved to Silicon Valley.
I even caught the attention of Alexis Ohanian of Reddit because his book at the time Without Their Permission is what got me started. He helped me in many ways!
Fast forward to early 2015. Eventually I found a buyer for the companies code & technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. I took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because I believed it was the next big thing and an official buyout would’ve been very difficult for someone under 18 and it was good tax planning to use Bitcoin. Also continuing to do day trading on a daily basis.
I used some of that money in the coming years to travel the world. Going to London, Dubai, Australia, and more!
I used that to start a VR company using crowdfunding and that did well. I shipped all those out. It was incredible!
Now I’m doing a satellite as part of a NASA award which is launching in November out of New Zealand! I'll probably do another post about this soon because it's so cool.
Elon Musk has always been hero of mine. He's such a talented guy changing the world with Tesla and SpaceX. I'm a great admirer of his and respect him immensely. He's the closest we have yet to a real life Iron Man. But who knows maybe I'll beat him one day haha ;-) After all we stand on the shoulders of giants right? haha that's a big goal though and I say it as such.
It’s been a fantastic few years! I’ve used that money to learn how to do a business, invest, and learn about the world! I didn’t do investing all the time and I used that money to build things that I thought were important! I haven’t done everything perfectly, no one has! I’ve made some humbling mistakes, but had lots of exciting successes! I’ve really launched my career in exciting ways and have met mentors that help me and advise me along the whole way! Which I’m so thankful for!
I’ve learned so much outside the education system and have been so much happier. Although I’m unique, I’ve met many many people that weren’t satisfied and unhappy — ranging from students with the lowest and highest GPAs. My GPA was a 2.1 in school!
And I’m happy I’m not going to College! College wasn’t for me but it was the ‘life path’ you are supposed to go on and I did not want to go nor felt it would’ve helped me too much in life — especially the $250,000 in debt! Or $249,000 with my scholarship fund if I had not used it on Bitcoin and my projects ;-)
I really believe the education system needs to be reformed and I think technology is the way to do that. I think it’s wonderful how society allows you to be a ‘student’ so that you can learn for many years and that’s your full time job. The infrastructure would just ideally be much better so you could do that without being in sometimes a bad environment and crippling debt.
I can say today that I own 403 bitcoins which is currently valued at $1,092,678.08 with the price per Bitcoin being at $2,711.36 plus some other money invested in other things. Can’t have all your eggs in one basket! So I won the bet!
If you have any questions let me know! And if you want any advice on cryptocurrency or your own educational route, or anything else let me know!
Also on reddit! People have made Pepe memes of me! I feel like I've finally made it: http://imgur.com/gallery/06dWK
If you want to keep updated with everything I’m doing! Follow me on twitter!
Proof:
Proof of the bet: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erik-finman-botangle-after-100k-bitcoin-score-15-year-old-creates-startup/
Travel proof: http://imgur.com/a/kvlzR
Proof: I went through rigorous proof verification and fact checking with CNBC as you can see with this article. I keep my Bitcoin is super secure places spread out across multiple wallets across multiple machines. I'm so paranoid after all this media attention someone is going to steal it all! haha
Proof of growing up on the llama farm: http://imgur.com/gallery/6scF5 ---- ASK me about the time the llama came into my house!
Proof of the 100k initially made: http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/botangle/
Proof it's really me: http://imgur.com/a/zc3eu
Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold guys!
Edit: Was on for the first few hours of the AMA and had a meeting to go to and I just came back now to see all these great questions! Questions I all have answers to! I will respond to them tomorrow as it's midnight here now.
Edit: That's it for me! A lot of great questions and a lot of great feedback.
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Why Verge Needs DigiShield NOW! And Why DigiByte Is SAFE!

Hello everyone, I’m back! Someone asked a question recently on what exactly happened to XVG – Verge and if this could be a problem for DGB – DigiByte - Here: DigiByte vs Verge It was a great question and there have been people stating that this cannot be a problem for us because of DigiShield etc… with not much explanation after that.
I was curious and did a bit more investigating to figure out what happened and why exactly it is that we are safe. So take a read.

Some Information on Verge

Verge was founded in 2014 with code based on DogeCoin, it was initially named DogeCoinDark, it later was renamed Verge XVG in 2016. Verge has 5 mining algorithms as does DigiByte. Those being:
However, unlike DigiByte those algorithms do not run side by side. On Verge one block can only be mined by a single algorithm at any time. This means that each algorithm takes turns mining the chain.
Prior to the latest fork there was not a single line of code that forced any algo rotation. They all run in parallel but of course in the end only one block can be accepted at given height which is obvious. After the fork algo rotation is forced so only 6 blocks with the same algo out of any 10 blocks can be accepted. - srgn_

Mining Verge and The Exploit

What happened then was not a 51% attack per say, but the attacker did end up mining 99% of all new blocks so in fact he did have power of over 51% of the chain. The way that Verge is mined allowed for a timestamp exploit. Every block that is mined is dependent on the previous blocks for determining the algorithm to be used (this is part of the exploit). Also, their mining difficulty is adjusted every block (which last 30 seconds also part of the exploit). Algorithms are not picked but in fact as stated previously compete with one another. As for difficulty:
Difficulty is calculated by a version of DGW which is based on timestamps of last 12 blocks mined by the same algo. - srgn_
This kind of bug is very serious and at the foundation of Verge’s codebase. In fact, in order to fix it a fork is needed, either hard fork or soft fork!
What happened was that the hacker managed to change the time stamps on his blocks. He introduced a pair of false blocks. One which showed that the scrypt mining algorithm had been previously used, about 26 mins before, and then a second block which was mined with scrypt. The chain is set up so that it goes through the 5 different algorithms. So, the first false block shows the chain that the scrypt algorithm had been used in the recent past. This tricks it into thinking that the next algorithm to be used is scrypt. In this way, he was essentially able to mine 99% of all blocks.
Pairs of blocks are used to lower the difficulty but they need to be mined in certain order so they can pass the check of median timestamp of last 11 blocks which is performed in CBlock::AcceptBlock(). There is no tricking anything into thinking that the next algo should be x because there is no algo picking. They all just run and mine blocks constantly. There is only lowering the difficulty, passing the checks so the chain is valid and accepting this chain over chains mined by other algos. - segn_
Here is a snippet of code for what the time stamps on the blocks would look like:
SetBestChain: new best=00000000049c2d3329a3 height=2009406 trust=2009407 date=04/04/18 13:50:09 ProcessBlock: ACCEPTED (scrypt) SetBestChain: new best=000000000a307b54dfcf height=2009407 trust=2009408 date=04/04/18 12:16:51 ProcessBlock: ACCEPTED (scrypt) SetBestChain: new best=00000000196f03f5727e height=2009408 trust=2009409 date=04/04/18 13:50:10 ProcessBlock: ACCEPTED (scrypt) SetBestChain: new best=0000000010b42973b6ec height=2009409 trust=2009410 date=04/04/18 12:16:52 ProcessBlock: ACCEPTED (scrypt) SetBestChain: new best=000000000e0655294c73 height=2009410 trust=2009411 date=04/04/18 12:16:53 ProcessBlock: ACCEPTED (scrypt) 
Here’s the first falsified block that was introduced into the XVG chain – Verge-Blockchain.info
As you can see there is the first fake block with a time stamp of 13:50:09 for example and the next is set to 12:15:51, the following two blocks are also a fraudulent pair and note that the next block is set to 12:16:52. So essentially, he was able to mine whole blocks - 1 second per block!

The “Fix”

This exploit was brought to public attention by ocminer on the bitcointalk forums. It seems the person was a mining pool administrator and noticed the problem after miners on the pool started to complain about a potential bug.
What happened next was that Verge developers pushed out a “fix” but in fact did not really fix the issue. What they did was simply diminish the time frame in which the blocks can be mined. The attack still was exploitable and the attacker even went on to try it again!
“The background is that the "fix" promoted by the devs simply won't fix the problem. It will just make the timeframe smaller in which the blocks can be mined / spoofed and the attack will still work, just be a bit slower.” - ocminer
Ocminer then cited DigiShield as a real fix to the issue! Stating that the fix should also stipulate that a single algo can only be used X amount of times and not be dependent on when the algo was last used. He even said that DigiByte and Myriad had the same problems and we fixed them! He cited this github repo for DigiByte:

DigiShield

It seems that the reason that this exploit was so lucrative was because the difficulty adjustment parameters were not enough to reduce the rewards the attacker recieved. Had the rewards per block adjusted at reasonable rate like we do in DGB then at least the rewards would have dropped significantly per block.
The attacker was able to make off with around 60 million Verge which equals about 3.6 million dollars per today’s prices.
The exploit used by the attacker depended on the fact that time stamps could be falsified firstly and secondly that the difficulty retargeting parameters were inadequate.
Let’s cover how DigiShield works more in detail. One of the DigiByte devs gave us this post about 4 years ago now, and the topic deserves revisiting and updates! I had a hard time finding good new resources and information on the details of DigiShield so I hope you’ll appreciate this review! This is everything I found for now that I could understand hopefully I get more information later and I’ll update this post.
Let’s go over some stuff on difficulty first then I’ll try giving you a way to visualise the way these systems work.
First you have to understand that mining difficulty changes over time; it has to! Look at Bitcoin’s difficulty for example – Bitcoin difficulty over the past five months. As I covered in another post (An Introduction to DigiByte Difficulty in Bitcoin is readjusted every 2016 blocks which each last about 10 mins each. This can play out over a span of 2 weeks, and that’s why you see Bitcoin’s difficulty graph as a step graph. In general, the hash power in the network increases over time as more people want to mine Bitcoin and thus the difficulty must also increase so that rewards are proportional.
The problem with non-dynamic difficulty adjustment is that it allows for pools of miners and or single entities to come into smaller coins and mine them continuously, they essentially get “free” or easily mined coins as the difficulty has not had time to adjust. This is not really a problem for Bitcoin or other large coins as they always have a lot of miners running on their chains but for smaller coins and a few years ago in crypto basically any coin other than Bitcoin was vulnerable. Once the miners had gotten their “free coins” they could then dump the chain and go mine something else – because the difficulty had adjusted. Often chains were left frozen or with very high fees and slow processing times as there was not enough hash power to mine the transactions.
This was a big problem in the beginning with DigiByte and almost even killed DogeCoin. This is where our brilliant developers came in and created DigiShield (first known as MultiShield).
These three articles are where most of my information came from for DigiShield I had to reread a the first one a few times to understand so please correct me if I make any mistakes! They are in order from most recent to oldest and also in order of relevance.
DigiShield is a system whereby the difficulty for mining DigiByte is adjusted dynamically. Every single block each at 15 seconds has difficulty adjusted for the available hashing power. This means that difficulty in DigiByte is as close as we can get to real time! There are other methods for adjusting difficulty, the first being the Bitcoin/Litecoin method (a moving average calculated every X number of blocks) then the Kimoto Gravity Well is another. The reason that DigiShield is so great is because the parameters are just right for the difficulty to be able to rise and fall in proportion to the amount of hash power available.
Note that Verge used a difficulty adjustment protocol more similar to that of DigiByte than Bitcoin. Difficulty was adjusted every block at 30 seconds. So why was Verge vulnerable to this attack? As I stated before Verge had a bug that allowed for firstly the manipulation of time stamps, and secondly did not adjust difficulty ideally.
You have to try to imagine that difficulty adjustment chases hashing power. This is because the hashing power on a chain can be seen as the “input” and the difficulty adjustment as the corresponding output. The adjustment or output created is thus dependent on the amount of hashing power input.
DigiShield was designed so that increases in mining difficulty are slightly harder to result than decreases in mining difficulty. This asymmetrical approach allows for mining to be more stable on DigiByte than other coins who use a symmetrical approach. It is a very delicate balancing act which requires the right approach or else the system breaks! Either the chain may freeze if hash power increases and then dumps or mining rewards are too high because the difficulty is not set high enough!
If you’ve ever taken any physics courses maybe one way you can understand DigiShield is if I were to define it as a dynamic asymmetrical oscillation dampener. What does this mean? Let’s cover it in simple terms, it’s difficult to understand and for me it was easier to visualise. Imagine something like this, click on it it’s a video: Caravan Weight Distribution – made easy. This is not a perfect analogy to what DigiShield does but I’ll explain my idea.
The input (hashing power) and the output (difficulty adjustment) both result in oscillations of the mining reward. These two variables are what controls mining rewards! So that caravan shaking violently back and forth imagine those are mining rewards, the weights are the parameters used for difficulty adjustment and the man’s hand pushing on the system is the hashing power. Mining rewards move back and forth (up and down) depending on the weight distribution (difficulty adjustment parameters) and the strength of the push (the amount of hashing power input to the system).
Here is a quote from the dev’s article.
“The secret to DigiShield is an asymmetrical approach to difficulty re-targeting. With DigiShield, the difficulty is allowed to decrease in larger movements than it is allowed to increase from block to block. This keeps a blockchain from getting "stuck" i.e., not finding the next block for several hours following a major drop in the net hash of coin. It is all a balancing act. You need to allow the difficulty to increase enough between blocks to catch up to a sudden spike in net hash, but not enough to accidentally send the difficulty sky high when two miners get lucky and find blocks back to back.”
AND to top it all off the solution to Verge’s time stamp manipulation bug is RIGHT HERE in DigiShield again! This was patched and in Digishield v3 problems #7
Here’s a direct quote:
“Most DigiShield v3 implementations do not get data from the most recent blocks, but begin the averaging at the MTP, which is typically 6 blocks in the past. This is ostensibly done to prevent timestamp manipulation of the difficulty.”
Moreover, DigiShield does not allow for one algorithm to mine more than 5 blocks in a row. If the next block comes in on the same algorithm then it would be blocked and would be handed off to the next algorithm.
DigiShield is a beautiful delicate yet robust system designed to prevent abuse and allow stability in mining! Many coins have adopted out technology!

Verge Needs DigiShield NOW!

The attacker has been identified as IDCToken on the bitcointalk forums. He posted recently that there are two more exploits still available in Verge which would allow for similar attacks! He said this:
“Can confirm it is still exploitable, will not abuse it futher myself but fix this problem immediately I'll give Verge some hours to solve this otherwise I'll make this public and another unpatchable problem.” - IDCToken
DigiShield could have stopped the time stamp manipulation exploit, and stopped the attacker from getting unjust rewards! Maybe a look at Verge’s difficulty chart might give a good idea of what 1 single person was able to do to a coin worth about 1 billion dollars.
Here’s DigiByte’s difficulty steady, even and fair:
Maybe our developers could help Verge somehow – but for a fee? Or it might be a good way to get our name out there, and show people why DigiByte and DigiShield are so important!

SOURCES

Edit - Made a few mistakes in understanding how Verge is mined I've updated the post and left the mistakes visible. Nothing else is changed and my point still stands Verge could stand to gain something from adopting DigiShield!
Hi,
I hope you’ve enjoyed my article! I tried to learn as much as I could on DigiShield because I thought it was an interesting question and to help put together our DGB paper! hopefully I made no mistakes and if I did please let me know.
-Dereck de Mézquita
I'm a student typing this stuff on my free time, help me pay for school? Thank you!
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All The Longreads (So Far)

I'm trying to work on a system that would pull only the longreads links out and shove them into their own RSS feed. It's super hacky and embarrassing and all the other things that prevent people from sharing code (I will eventually, I promise...it's only 11 lines of python right now). But, I should at least share all the links, by date, in a post. Please enjoy all the longreads:
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000 * How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes * Self-driving trucks in US offer window into where machines may replace humans * When Elon Musk Tunnels Under Your Home * The Case Against Quantum Computing * HOW GOOGLE AND AMAZON GOT AWAY WITH NOT BEING REGULATED * How to Use an iPod Touch as a Secure Device Instead of a Phone * Scientists say goodbye to physical definition of the kilogram
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:15:10 -0000 * THE GENIUS NEUROSCIENTIST WHO MIGHT HOLD THE KEY TO TRUE AI * Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons * The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It * How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit * THE HAIL MARY PLAN TO RESTART A HACKED US ELECTRIC GRID * Space Camp grows up
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000 * Why Technology Favors Tyranny * Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer * HQ Trivia was a blockbuster hit — but internal turmoil and a shrinking audience have pushed its company to the brink * ‘It’s Giant and Has Like Five Million Buttons.’ The Office Desk Phone Won’t Die * Why Doctors Hate Their Computers * Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air * ASTRONOMERS SEE MATERIAL ORBITING A BLACK HOLE RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF FOREVER
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * The Facebook Dilemma, Part 1 * The Facebook Dilemma, Part 2 * A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada * The Man Behind the Scooter Revolution * A Fork in the Road for Avis * The Encyclopedia of the Missing
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Inside Rockstar Games' Culture Of Crunch * At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks * Podcast on Netflix Culture * It Might Get Loud: Inside Silicon Valley’s Battle to Own Voice Tech * How Dara Khosrowshahi’s Iranian heritage shapes how he leads Uber * AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF SILICON VALLEY DISRUPTION
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets * Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over * Raised by YouTube * Old Unicorn, New Tricks: Airbnb Has A Sky-High Valuation. Here's Its Audacious Plan To Earn It * EA announces ‘FIFA 19’ PS4 esports tournament
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * How Uber is getting flying cars off the ground * Coinbase Wants To Be Too Big To Fail * The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare * Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive * The first Android phone 10 years later: An annotated review * Hacker says he'll livestream deletion of Zuckerberg's Facebook page
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:46:00 -0000 * Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’ * Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception * Living The Stream * A brief history of the numeric keypad * Inside the Dramatic, Painful--and Hugely Successful--Return of Reddit's Founders
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:55:47 -0000 * Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed * Why a Leading Venture Capitalist Is Betting on a Decentralized Internet * Olaf Carlson-Wee Rode the Bitcoin Boom to Silicon Valley Riches. Can He Survive the Crash? * Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS * Driverless Hype Collides With Merciless Reality
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:02:25 -0000 * Inside the World of Eddy Cue, Apple’s Services Chief * Bezos Unbound: Exclusive Interview With The Amazon Founder On What He Plans To Conquer Next * The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan * What went wrong at Social Capital * How Android Pie’s Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness work * The man who won the lottery 14 times
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code * Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media * How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle * The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * VIRGIN GALACTIC’S ROCKET MAN * Inside Evernote’s brain * LET’S ALL GO BACK TO TUMBLR * Why Can’t Europe Do Tech? * To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can * Why the Next Silicon Valley Will Probably Be Outside the U.S. * Masayoshi Son’s secret to running his $100 billion fund: Telling start-ups to treat each other like family * What Happened to General Magic? * Growing Up Jobs
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Brock Pierce: The Hippie King of Cryptocurrency * How Silicon Valley Has Disrupted Philanthropy * THE 'GUERRILLA' WIKIPEDIA EDITORS WHO COMBAT CONSPIRACY THEORIES * Inside Google’s Shadow Workforce * MySpace and the Coding Legacy it Left Behind
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:55:00 -0000 * Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan * How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update * Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts * GEORGE HOTZ IS ON A HACKER CRUSADE AGAINST THE ‘SCAM’ OF SELF-DRIVING CARS * THE ONLY GOOD ONLINE FANDOM LEFT IS DUNE * Netflix Isn’t Being Reckless, It’s Just Playing a Game No One Else Dares (Netflix Misunderstandings, Pt. 3)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:50:39 -0000 * How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback * The Legend of Nintendo * Intel now faces a fight for its future * INSIDE THE CRYPTO WORLD'S BIGGEST SCANDAL
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * ‘I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say’: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech * The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain * Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy' * Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life' * Why Aren’t We All Buying Houses on the Internet?
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * Obama's US Digital Service Survives Trump—Quietly * he Search for Women Who Want Cybersecurity Careers * How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices * The Growing Emptiness of the "Star Wars" Universe
Fri, 11 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand * How to Make Your Open Office Less Annoying * The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia’s Editors From Killing Each Other * The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers * Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting
Fri, 04 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * ‘Hi, It’s Amazon Calling. Here’s What We Don’t Like in Your City.’ * Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category * All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games * CoinTalk
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:30:29 -0000 * Inside Jeff Bezos’s DC Life * Hulu Beyond 'Handmaid's Tale': Execs and Stars on a Promising Yet Uncertain Future * Can Silicon Valley Get You Pregnant? * You could be flirting on dating apps with paid impersonators
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:05:17 -0000 * Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue * How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet * Checking in with the Facebook fact-checking partnership * A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers A New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins * South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust
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"Bitcoin consumes more energy than [insert country here]", "Bitcoin is DESTROYING the planet", "Bitcoin could cost us our green future" A deeper look into bullshit.

As you might have noticed there has been an explosion of mainstream media article about Bitcoin's energy consumption. I won't link these crap but here are the titles:
So what is the info? Where does it come from? How did they come up with it? Is it true?
What is the info
Wrapped in sensationalism, the info is the following:
energy consumption of the bitcoin network, which is responsible for verifying transactions made with the cryptocurrency, is 30.14TWh a year
Where does it come from
Following direct links, or going through endless source circle of newspaper quoting one another, the source for absolutely all of these news article is the following website:
https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption
The about section contains the following:
Digiconomist is a platform that provides in-depth analysis, opinions and discussions with regard to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The goal of Digiconomist is to cover any relevant financial, economic or regulatory cryptocurrency-related topic.
Additionally a quick look at the website shows a few things: 1. The website only talks about ETH and BTC 2. Outside of the blog posts it almost only talks about energy consumption (there is an ETH obituaries) 3. Blog posts started in march 2014 4. The domain was registered the 2014-07-03 5. No address, no country, no name, no foundation, no agency... Who are they?
Disregarding the fact that it comes from a no name website the, info is right there with a nice graph and even a methodology explained with a pretty infochart. It almost looks to good for a blog about cryptos. How did the Bloomberg, ars technica and the like found this website? I do not know, but when they did a ready to use report for newspaper was there waiting for them. Also, the graph as an url embedded at the bottom: "bitcoinenergyconsumption.com" which interestingly enough is a redirect for Digiconomist.
Also the bottom of the page on consumption has a list of news articles referring to this website for their sensationalist claims.
How did they come up with it
So as I said the methodology is there, and the result of it is there too:
Bitcoin's current estimated annual electricity consumption* (TWh) 32.53
So let's dive into the methodology on a step by step process, first of all, a further detailed methodology is shown here
  1. First, calculate the "Annualized global mining revenues (USD)", the website says: $13,487,831,695 As of this writing, on fork.lol, the reward for BTC is around r = 240 000 USD per block. r * 6 * 24 * 365 = 12 614 400 000. This is the same order of magnitude, but not good enough. Including the BCH reward as well (17 639 as we speak) gives : C = 13 541 505 840 USD. Seems about right.
  2. Calculate the mining operating cost "Annualized estimated global mining costs" : $1,626,480,051 This is easy, it is simply 60% of the previous number C * 0.6 = 8 124 903 504 USD ??? Ok this is weird, their number is not even 60%, it is more like 12%. So where is that number coming from?? Turns out this 60% assumption is not used at all in the calculation...
  3. Disregard the previous step
  4. Calculate the current total hashrate on the network: 14.12 ExaHashes/s at the time of these lines
  5. Assume the following:
Since the marginal product of mining is equal to the number of Bitcoins received per unit of mining effort, it would thus be expected that miners will either add more hashrate if the resulting revenue exceeds associated electricity costs, or reduce the hashrate once electricity costs start exceeding the revenue per hash. This also means that it is expected that the total network of Bitcoin miners is always mining at the calculate-able break-even efficiency. The break-even efficiency for Bitcoin mining can simply be calculated as:
W per GH/s=(price∙BTC/day)/(price per kWh ∙ 24hrday)
In layman terms, this means that they assume that the number of miners is always the exact amount for break even. This is a fair assumption. The formula that follows it make no sense without the context it came with in that working paper. A quick look at this document shows concerning mathematical mistakes... I have tried for far too long, I cannot reproduce any of their numbers...
So is it true? No
These numbers are not reproducible, they make no sense and calculated using a dubious paper by some professor of "social research". I assume he is also the owner of the website because his name appears way too often in there...The university where he studies has a nice wikipedia page:
The New School is a private non-profit research university centered in Manhattan, New York City, USA, located mostly in Greenwich Village. It was founded in 1919 as an institution dedicated to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry, serving as a home for progressive thinkers.
The real estimation
This is actually pretty straight forward. The maximum ever reached in hash rate was 16.5 exahashes/s according to fork.lol.
This is equivalent to 1.18 million S9 ant miner at 14 TH/s. Assuming everyone suck and they all have old hardware with crappy PSU. Let's say each S9 consumes 2000W. This is a 17520000 Wh per year per miner, which yields 20.67 TWh.
So peak production with very negatives assumptions yields a number 40% lower...
General critic
Deriving consumption from the mining revenue is purely ludicrous.
No including the fees in the mining revenue calculation is also ludicrous.
If your numbers are not reproducible, they are worthless.
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I want to believe in BTC but I have a few issues, maybe you could help me decide whether or not to have these concerns.

  1. There is documented proof that the IRS is actively tracking BTC (call me paranoid but I always think that what the government actually has and uses is way different than what they tell the public) http://fortune.com/2017/08/22/irs-tax-cheats-bitcoin-chainalysis/
  2. Mining farms seem to have the potential to centralize BTC https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/04/20/why-bitcoins-greatest-asset-could-also-spell-its-doom/#54aa7e7c6adc
  3. The fees are getting a little heavy and the transactions are not as fast as they should be (will the lightning network solve both of these problems?) http://mashable.com/2017/08/28/bitcoin-transaction-fees/#Rk9.0EoU0kqB
  4. Adoption. I keep hearing that BTC is like gold and you don't use gold for purchases but whats the point of this store of wealth if problem 1 is lingering over us?
If I do have any more questions I will update this list.
please do not take this as an insult to BTC. I am truly raising these concerns to get answers and help the community. I have also not listed any coins that I own and have not shilled anything. I truly hope crypto disrupts the world banking system and I am glad you are all a part of this revolution. If you look at this way, our investment means more than just gains.
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Lampix (PIX) All-in-one Thread

Lampix (PIX)
New York Office
1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
 
VISION
Our vision is a Lampix in every home, office, store, and factory.
 
MISSION
Our mission is to free humans from digital screens.
 
WEBSITE
www.lampix.co
 
PICTURES
Lamp
Smart Surface
 
NEWS
https://www.lampix.co/#/news
 
PIX BOUNTY PROGRAM
https://www.lampix.co/#/pix/bounty-program
 
WHITEPAPER
https://www.lampix.co/static/src/docs/whitepaper.pdf
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
Reddit https://www.reddit.com/Lampix/
Telegram https://t.me/lampix_project
Slack https://lampixproject.slack.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lampix.co/
Twitter https://twitter.com/lampix_co
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY3N6_p3fWC76XFrQlid0vQ
Google+ https://plus.google.com/115416800073915276221
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/lampix/
 
LAMPIX IN THE MEDIA
2018
4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education
How Decentralized Technology and AR will Change the Travel Industry in 2018
Five Ways Blockchain Is Bringing Mixed Reality Into Our Lives
 
2017
Lampix Named Best AR Display 2017 by Next Reality
TechCrunch: Lampix brings augmented reality to any real-life, flat surface
Computerworld: Got a flat surface? Lampix can turn it into a display
ITWorld: This smart light is bright...
TWiT: TechCrunch Disrupt 2016
PCWELT
IDGNOW
ifanr
Stirile ProTV
bbaz: Lampix: een hele slimme lamp
ResellerNews
Highway1: Founder Friday: George Popescu and Mihai Dumitrescu of Lampix
Consumer Technology Association
PCWelt
Next Reality Augmented Reality News
Digital Trends
Numrush
MedCity News: 5 startups from the SXSW Accelerator that you should meet
Silicon Valley Business Journal
36Kr
Buna ziua Brasov
Les Affaires:10 choses à savoir mercredi
L'Usine Digitale: [SXSW] Cinq start-up qui ont brillé au festival South by Southwest 2017
Mashable: This lamp is a smart surface in disguise
Futurism: Meet The Lamp That Turns Your Table Into A Smart Surface
Fast Moving Targets
Drimble: De 10 startup winnaars van SXSW (5/5): Laughly en Lampix
Next Reality: 'Create Magic in Seconds' with Lightform's New Computer Made to Project Augmented Reality
Noticiasaominuto: Conheça 'Lampix': o abajur que cria interações futurísticas
Techable
BizBrasov
Olhar Digital: Abajour transforma qualquer superfície em tela interativa
Plekkie.nl: Meet The Lamp That Turns Your Table Into A Smart Surface
Realidad Aumentada Perú
Reality News:Your Desk Can Be an AR Smart Surface with Lampix
Disrupter: Top 10 Internet of Things Companies Disrupting Augmented Reality
L'ADN: Nanolike et Lampix primées lors du Challenge startup organisé par Omnes Capital à Vivatech
Video: Lampix Transforms Any Surface Into An Interactive AR Panel | Mach | NBC News
Next Reality: Lampix, Nokia, Xiaomi & More Invest in AR
The Wall Street Journal: Digital-Coin Companies Shrug Off SEC Scrutiny
Mashable: Your desk lamp just got an upgrade and omg it's SO cool!
Never Stop Marketing: 3 Examples of Crypto-Token Fueled Innovation
Nasdaq: How the Blockchain Could Become an Image Dataset Repository for AVR
Bitcoin Magazine: How the Blockchain Could Become an Image Dataset Repository for AVR
Forbes: Lampix's Augmented Reality 'Crypto' Crowdfund Scores $4.5M, Targets $60M
Newswire: Lampix Token Launch Raises Over $3 Million in 3 Minutes in Pre-Sale
Video: Bloomberg’s Augmented Reality (AR) Fellowship
CoinSchedule: ICO Spotlight: Interview with George Popescu from Lampix
CoinTelegraph: Blockchain Use Cases: From Image Mining & Virtual Economy to Crowdfunding
Newswire: Lampix Token Launch Raises Over $3 Million in 3 Minutes in Pre-Sale
Newswire: Lampix Token Launch Raises Over $5 Million in 48 Hours
CriptoNoticias
Tiendientu
How augmented reality startup Lampix is taking on Apple, Google and Facebook
CoinTelegraph: Lampix Creating Blockchain-based Decentralized Database of Images for AAI
Bit.news
applancer: 15 Insights on Lampix ICO
Video: Interview With George Popescu, Lampix ICO
Artifical Reality News: Lampix Is Developing The First Blockchain-Based Network For Augmented Reality
Blockchain News: Lampix Image Mining for Augmented Reality
NExt Reality: Immersv Closes Funding Round While Lampix Completes Coin Offering
Wireupdate.com
Newswire: Lampix Crowdsale Ends With Over $14.2 Million Raised
Video: Lampix Live Stream AMA w/CEO George Popescu
Forbes: Crypto And ICOs Just Entered The Physical World In A Big Way
Newswire: Lampix Announces a Leading Premium Automotive Company Has Become a Customer
BadCryptoPodcast: ICO Spotlight: Lampix, Miniapps & Flixxo
Luxuo: An Interview with George Popescu, Managing Partner of Block X Bank on Cryptocurrencies
The Investor
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Mass Surveillance News Collection from 2010

>>>>>>>>> Mass Surveillance
>>>>>>>>> Cognitive Infiltration and Mass Social Psychology Abuse
>>>>>>>> Smartphone Intrusion, Remote activation of Mics and Cameras
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ways and Means; Technology and Law
>>>>>>> AT&T
>>>>>>>>>> Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo
>>>>>>>> Goals
>>>>>>>>>>> Lies, Coverups, Resource Misuse, and Danger of Tacit Complicity
>>>>>> Global Deep State Cooperation and Imitation
>>>>>>>>> Hardware, Rootkit, FIrmware Spyware
>>>>>>>> Blowback
>>>>>> Exoteric, Stated Goals of the Security State Have Failed
....CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
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DEMYSTYFYING CRYPTOCURRENCIES, BLOCKCHAIN & ICO IN SIMPLE ENGLISH – REFLECTIONS AND WAY FORWARD FOR 2018

DISCLAIMER: The authors of this article by no means are advocating, advising or persuading anyone to invest in Cryptocurrencies, ICOs or any other form of investment. Investments are subjected to market risks and you must do your own research before investing and seek financial advise and help from qualified personnel. Any businesses or companies quoted in this article have not paid us financially or through any other means for profit or gain. The authors also do not intent to challenge, disrespect or disobey any specific government, institution or personnel of authority including Banks, Financial regulators, governing bodies and laws of the land. All viewpoints in this article are our own and does not relate to any company, partner, employment or body that we are associated with in our day to day life.
THE HEADLINE: As we reflect upon on 2017, it is probably fair to make a bold statement that it has been a phenomenal leap forward for the trio of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and the ICO. Here is why: • Bitcoin (the most popular cryptocurrency and once defamed as a ‘hyper-coin’) hit another all-time high passing $8000. Today, Bitcoin is worth about $50 billion and has been accepted under the law and tax frameworks of Canada, Australia, and Japan. • Ethereum network (platform) and its own fuel ( coin) Ether has appreciated more than 2,800% since it was launched in 2015. • Underlying Blockchain technology is no more a hype, it is disrupting every industry through its secure public ledger • ICOs have raked in over 3.6 Billion Dollars, the largest ICO in 2017 has been Filecoin raising over 257 Million Dollars. This is the just beginning of the ICO revolution where IPOs and traditional stock exchanges are going to become a thing in the past.
Let’s admit it. We either have a tribe of people who love the whole concept of decentralized and autonomous Peer to Peer network completely secure and away from the control of the regulators and bureaucrats OR you still belong to the other tribe, you think Cryptocurrencies are dark alleys and ‘good’ people should stay away lurking in these areas. We respect views on either side and we would like to just attempt to demystify few basic practical concepts here that one should know if you are new to this so called “Crypto Tribe”.
EVOLUTION OF CRYPTO AND BITCOIN The first internet currency, known as DigiCash, was created by David Chaum and is said to have its origin from Netherlands. This was arguably the first attempt, but the idea failed and the company went bankrupt in 1998. Keeping up with the trend PayPal ( one of the global leaders in Payments Industry) was next to follow-up and became highly successful, but did not create an actual cryptocurrency. So history was made when the first real cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was invented by someone went by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and went online in 2009. There has been several failed attempts to identify this person. This ground breaking and revolutionary makes it possible to take to replace central authorities, government, watchdogs bureaucrats and politicians with the decentralized blockchain, and take power away from Wall Street. Bitcoin has already broken its own records several times since it started. The chart below will obviously blow your mind if you have not tracked Bitcoin recently. In less than 8 years Bitcoin has given over 8000% return. From 0 to 8000 USD per coin. And ofcourse there are talks of the next bubble and market for Bitcoin crashing down anytime. Really? Let’s address them a bit later in this paper.
The legacy of crypto goes back to the days of World War II when cryptographic systems were devised to securely transmit messages between various parties. All has happened is the technology and evolution has progressed since with the advancement of Computer systems and underlying hardware and software. We hence now have a very powerful system on the network for anyone to harness.
WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data. A blockchain can serve as "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way not in citation given. For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority. And that is the latest Wikipedia definition for you. However, in layman terms, what is the best way to explain it? Let’s think of a used-car for a purpose of illustration. The new buyer would like to ensure that the car is genuinely owned by the seller, that the car servicing history is fully up to date and any major issues has been picked up transparently in the car service history. In real world that may not be possible always. Let’s take another example. We go to our regular family doctor ( GP). Their computer has full history of our health records from illness, diagnosis, medicines and treatments. If we go to another city, it would be very important that the new doctor has full information as well. Sometimes things do not work that way. And this is where the power of Blockchain comes into play. Blockchain is like a decentralized and distributed computer or electronic database existing on multiple computers at the same time ( but not owned by any big company specifically atall). The database keeps growing continuously as new sets of key information, or ‘blocks’, are added to it. Each block contains a very important information - timestamp and a link to the previous block. These then actually form a chain, everyone in the network gets a copy of the whole database but the database is not managed by any particular body, person or corporation. Entire old block are preserved forever and new blocks are added to the ledger irreversibly, making it next to impossible to manipulate by faking documents, transactions and other information. And yes, hackers know this and they have no interest in this area as they cannot manipulate here. They will most likely to continue to pry on large private businesses and public sector for ransom not Blockchain for a very long time or may be forever! It is also worthwhile mentioning here that since Blockchain runs on a public network, there are concept of ‘mining’ and rewards to the ‘miners’. In simple terms, people are rewarded for allowing their computers to be used for harnessing the ‘processing power’ of Block execution. Every new transaction on a block ofcourse needs to be executed. Now that you have got a bit of history of the whole Cryptocurrency and Block chain technology mumbo-jumbo, you may be thinking what about another term ICO which everyone keeps talking at the Pub and every now and then on various websites and journals. What are ICO really? Let’s get that out of way as possible.
THE DAWN OF INITIAL COIN OFFERING ( aka ICO) You are probably already familiar with the traditional stock market and the concept of Initial Public Offering ( IPO), so we will not go too deep into it. But in a nutshell, until recently businesses have raised money from the public by listing their businesses on the famous stock exchanges. Ofcourse, it is not possible for Mr. John Smith from a little village selling his home made secret strawberry jam globally until he has deep pockets. Neither he can even dream of getting his business listed on a stock exchange to raise cash from public. Hence listing businesses and raising cash has remain the forte of the big and bold with the backing of Venture Capitalist firms, Private Equity firms and the Brokers. And ofcourse there has been the means of the “Angel Investor” who would give cash by taking significant equity stake in a business started by the entrepreneur with their blood and sweat. Then emerged the concept of “Crowd Funding”. Online project funding websites like kickstarter, crowdcube, seedrs emerged. They allowed entrepreneurs to request for funds from the public. But these methods have raised limited funds, grossly regulated by the local authorities and not everyone could raise money from here. So you may ask what IPOs and Crowdfunding has anything to do with Blockchain technology and ICOs? Well what if we say that there are investors out there who believe in the disruptive nature of Blockchain Technology and are also early adopters of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. Then there is whole liberal aspect of the unregulated market which makes the whole world shift towards a very different perspective. Now an entrepreneur could actually raise money for building their business from very early stages ( sometimes from just a concept level) and accepting the money not in traditional currency ( aka Fiat currency) but Cryptocurrency. And further, each of these new projects could even release their own version or token of an underlying cryptocurrency or digital currency. Now that’s sexy and awesome isn’t it? Well, we are not going to down the route here to inform the readers it is good or bad practice in this paper. We will leave that opinion formation to yourself. Now that you got a high level understanding of ICOs, the next thing you may want to know is that it is pretty straight forward to invest into an ICO ( we will cover more in this paper later). But you need to understand is ICOs just like an IPO are for short duration. Usually they last for few weeks (typically 4 weeks). You get bonus Tokens or the crypto coin to invest early. Once the ICO minimum target is reached ( Softcap) the coins gets listed on the CoinExchange and they start trading. Coinexchange? What are these then? Quite simple, just go back to the analogy between a traditional stock and traditional stock exchange. Very simple concept really. How you buy, sell and do the nitty-gritty just differs. Since there are no brokers or regulators involved here. The whole process is really simple and quick. It may worthwhile sharing a quick snapshot of the ICO market worldwide: It is mind boggling to see that new businesses in really concept stages are raising more money than traditional businesses in just few hours of ICOs getting listed. Obviously this is really bothering lot of people in high ranking posts. We are not here to again debate who is right or wrong here. What we essentially want you to understand is some of these ICOs are really shaping the next wave of revolution.
How many of you believed that a Smart Phone with a so called ‘mobile app’ would be worth billion of dollar? Look at Uber, Alibaba, Airbnb, Facebook. Why no one complains about their valuation? May be because these businesses have backing of very large venture capitalists, Private Equity firms? But who runs these VCs and PE firms? Do you really need 70 Billion Dollars to run a Taxi mobile app? We honestly do not know. But what we know for sure is disruptive technologies and businesses built on top of them always have an edge. And then you combine the technology and handover its power to the people you create a social eco-system that is so strong and powerful that it can override and form its own status. And that is what is happening with the ICOs. People are investing into their trust and belief. Now that’s more powerful than any single bank, government or institution !
If you have followed this paper so far, you should have started to get an idea of what is really going on here about the trio – Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencices and ICO. However, I am sure you still have may have zillion questions about how you do certain things. Let us try give you answers to some of the most common questions asked by those who really want to get involved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question 1: I am interested in buying and investing into a Cryptocurrency. Should I buy Bitcoin? Answer: Bitcoin is one of the most popular cryptocurrency. We can not advise you anything specific as you need to do your own research. The number of cryptocurrencies available over the internet as of 6 November 2017 was over 1172 and growing. A new cryptocurrency can be created at any time. By market capitalization, Bitcoin is currently (2017-08-19) the largest blockchain network, followed by Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Litecoin.
Question 2: I am interested in investing into a ICO that what research and due-diligence I need to do ? Answer: We are glad that you mentioned the two magical words “research” and “due-diligence”. That is the most important golden nugget that we want you to take-away from this paper. Never-ever invest into a ICO unless you have researched it for how long it takes to build a strong opinion. Here is a good article that gives some really good tips. One quick tip from us would be ensure that Team is really strong and they are genuine people. http://mashable.com/2017/10/25/survive-ico/#CDVyGFJOiiqF
Question 3: How do I find out about upcoming ICOs and useful related news and press releases? Answer: There are plenty of websites now that can give you early headsup and keep you well informed. Our favourites are ICOBENCH, COINDESK, ICOALERT.
Question 4: Where can we buy and sell ICO and cryptocurrencies? Answer: If you are newbie, it may be a good idea to ask someone in your close network to guide you. There are lots of information and instructional video available on Youtube and other social media network and blogs. Sometimes too much information leads to confusion. You may also want to look into tutorials and training available at UDEMY.COM. But please steer away from self-proclaimed gurus. Do not buy any quick rich scheme related courses and scams. We have found that for beginners https://www.myetherwallet.com/ or https://parity.io/ are good starting point for Ethereum Blockchain related transactions.
Question 5: When is a good time to invest in Cryptocurrency? Answer: We wish we had the crystal ball to give you the answer. If we had this crystal ball in 2009 ( when Bitcoin started), we would be very rich people right now. But with a bit of research and education, you can master this. You need to make your own decision when is the right time for you.
Question 6: ICO and Cryptocurrency are all hype and dodgy? Answer: We are assuming you are a beginner, you do not know enough about Blockchain technology and how it works, you possibly have not spent enough time learning and tracking about cryptocurrencies. There is also a possibility you have never invested in a cryptocurrency or ICO. Or possibly you invested in a ICO that was a scam. You possibly could be a sophisticated investor in property, traditional shares, gold, forex and much more. But may be you do not want to know any more about Digital currencies or Technology as it is not your “comfort zone”. So the question is how much of homework you have done to assess if this whole concept for you is really interesting or completely ruled out? The decision end of the day is yours.
AUTHOR: Avijeet Jayashekhar: Has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, management consulting , Technology leadership in UK Financial Services Industry. He also has a long successful property investment business in UK. In his last stint, as Vice President of Barclays Bank UK, he managed large Technology Programme in next generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process automation and Digital Payments including Blockchain. He has track record of setting up 3 successful global Technology businesses. Integrally part of the London Fintech and PropertyTech businesses, he is a popular mentor and speaker. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Computer Science, a Business Management Qualification and Project Qualification from Stanford University. He is a British Citizen of Indian origin and lives near London with his family. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avijeetjs/
REFERENCES: https://icobench.com/stats https://www.coinbase.com/ https://www.icoalert.com/ https://www.coindesk.com/information/what-is-a-distributed-ledge https://tokentarget.com/the-evolution-of-the-ico-2017-and-beyond-2/ http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/the-basics-of-cryptocurrency/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/cryptocurrency/ https://themerkle.com/top-10-cryptocurrency-icos-throughout-2017-to-date/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain http://mashable.com/2017/10/25/survive-ico/#CDVyGFJOiiqF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cryptocurrencies https://en.insider.pro/tutorials/2017-09-04/what-blockchain-laymans-terms/
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 109 - Weekly Wrapup #9

Hey all! GoodShibe here!
Here's your Weekly Wrap-up of what went on in the community this week.
Announcements
Best Memes/Pics of the Week
Businesses Accepting Dogecoin
Worth Reading
PodCasts
In the News
Did I miss something? I'm sure I did! Please let me know in the comments and I'll add it!
Also of note, I've seen almost no new Dogecoin businesses coming forward in the last week. Something worth mentioning!
It's 8:27AM EST and we're at 74.57% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is spiking from ~68 to 77 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is bouncing between ~964 and ~1305.
Get out there and mine, my friends! The Halvening part 2 happens tomorrow!
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe
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Subreddit Stats: ethereum top posts from 2015-07-30 to 2017-10-27 14:49 PDT

Period: 819.97 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 68061
Rate (per day) 1.22 82.97
Unique Redditors 563 11755
Combined Score 258924 352105

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7610 points, 33 submissions: vbuterin
    1. Personal statement regarding the fork (536 points, 830 comments)
    2. Highlight for discussion: EIP 648 (make ethereum highly parallelizable within a single node; possible pre-sharding scalability improvement) (533 points, 100 comments)
    3. A Grab Bag of Thoughts on ETC and Forks (458 points, 273 comments)
    4. Analyzing Token Sale Models (429 points, 100 comments)
    5. A note on how the latest Casper PoC accomplishes its fast block times safely (417 points, 80 comments)
    6. A (not so sneak) peek at the current version of the Casper contract (313 points, 77 comments)
    7. The Current HF Status (309 points, 504 comments)
    8. Should we make a move toward making checksummed hex addresses mandatory? (296 points, 75 comments)
    9. How can Ethereum Research be more welcoming to newcomers and people from the outside with good ideas? (294 points, 115 comments)
    10. Sharding Research in Mind Map Form (265 points, 26 comments)
  2. 5672 points, 17 submissions: 5chdn
    1. Huge Milestone: Ethereum Stack Exchange graduates as one of the top-35 world technology sites. (903 points, 55 comments)
    2. Happy Byzantium hard-fork from the Parity offices! :) (793 points, 25 comments)
    3. Welcome to Ethereum, the Reddit front page of the Web 3, read this to get started or ask questions. (536 points, 321 comments)
    4. Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Is Running Smoothly, Developers Say (507 points, 50 comments)
    5. [Ongoing Q&A Thread] Newbie Corner, ask your questions here. (351 points, 1968 comments)
    6. The Multi-sig Hack: A Postmortem (298 points, 206 comments)
    7. Parity 1.7.3 is released. If you run a Parity Ethereum node please upgrade before the Byzantium hard-fork kicks in at block 4_370_000. (288 points, 52 comments)
    8. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have forked. (274 points, 74 comments)
    9. Parity 1.7.2-beta released. Byzantium inside. (239 points, 21 comments)
    10. Parity 1.7.6 ... consensus-relevant fix ... for hard-fork ... please upgrade ... 4_370_000 ... ... (239 points, 56 comments)
  3. 5045 points, 21 submissions: Souptacular
    1. Why I Can't Defend Coindesk Any Longer. Take Action. Support Omar. (596 points, 117 comments)
    2. Byzantium HF Announcement - Ethereum Blog (368 points, 84 comments)
    3. Ethereum's ERC-20 token standard has been formalized as an EIP (364 points, 33 comments)
    4. ROPSTEN TESTNET USERS UPDATE YOUR CLIENTS. Hard fork is occurring in the next 48 hours. (360 points, 89 comments)
    5. Byzantium Fork Status - Monitor It Live! (305 points, 101 comments)
    6. [IMPORTANT] There are NO donation addresses for the White Hat Group currently. Anyone who is posting an address is scamming. (249 points, 20 comments)
    7. Help Wanted: Metropolis QA/Testing (238 points, 23 comments)
    8. Ethereum Core Dev Meeting and Metropolis Release Date (234 points, 57 comments)
    9. [URGENT] Update your clients to geth v1.7.2, Parity v1.7.6, or Harmony v.2.1.0 if you have not done so already! Less than 24 hours until the Byzantium hard fork. (230 points, 78 comments)
    10. [ANN] Update your geth client to 1.5.3. Consensus bug in geth v1.4.19 and v1.5.2 - Ethereum Blog (224 points, 65 comments)
  4. 4881 points, 13 submissions: insomniasexx
    1. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) (1307 points, 137 comments)
    2. [UPDATED] It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (888 points, 197 comments)
    3. Words are Hard: Defining Common Terms in the Ethereum / Crypto Space (665 points, 77 comments)
    4. MyEtherWallet v3.10.5 Released: The gas price can now be adjusted by 0.1 GWEI instead of 1 GWEI. This also means the min gas price via slider is 0.1 GWEI 🎉 (367 points, 39 comments)
    5. This is your friendly weekly reminder that this is crypto and you are ultimately responsible for your safety and security. Please be diligent. (232 points, 51 comments)
    6. ⚠ BEWARE: MYETHERWALLET >>.INFO<< IS A PHISHING SCAM AND WILL TAKE ALL YOUR FUNDS. myEtherWallet is MyEtherWallet.com (230 points, 30 comments)
    7. It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (212 points, 61 comments)
    8. Massive MyEtherWallet.com Update: Better URIs, The Hardfork, and looking back at the Golem Crowdfund. (177 points, 28 comments)
    9. Announcing MyEtherWallet v3.4: The Node Switcher (168 points, 48 comments)
    10. Pro-Tips: How Not to get Scammed during a Token Sale (167 points, 65 comments)
  5. 4567 points, 10 submissions: econoar
    1. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers (1217 points, 108 comments)
    2. Bank of America is looking for developers with a background in Ethereum to help build a new Card Account and real-time settlement system. (952 points, 105 comments)
    3. Goldman-Backed Startup Circle Launches No-Fee Foreign Payments Service. Built on Ethereum. (867 points, 96 comments)
    4. Santander Vies to Become First Bank to Issue Cash on Blockchain using Public Ethereum Chain (417 points, 82 comments)
    5. Ethereum isn't about price and hashrate, it's about making applications that could change the world. (332 points, 115 comments)
    6. geth fix is here (180 points, 38 comments)
    7. @avsa: Just tested @zsfelfoldi light client. Mainnet synced in 3m30s from scratch, used 30mb. Didn't need to change a single line of code in Mist. (163 points, 23 comments)
    8. Ethcore blog: "You should see fully hard-fork optional clients appearing in the next week or so" (154 points, 60 comments)
    9. Thomson Reuters is making their own Ethereum wallet (144 points, 33 comments)
    10. Nasdaq Veteran Joins Ethereum Foundation as Security Lead (141 points, 9 comments)
  6. 3988 points, 17 submissions: chriseth
    1. Ethereum testnet just verified a zcash transaction (729 points, 157 comments)
    2. Solidity version 0.4.16 released (431 points, 34 comments)
    3. Solidity v0.4.12 Released (285 points, 16 comments)
    4. Solidity 0.4.18 released (272 points, 20 comments)
    5. Solidity 0.4.15 released (263 points, 17 comments)
    6. Solidity v0.4.17 Released (211 points, 8 comments)
    7. New Blog post: An Update on Integrating Zcash on Ethereum (ZoE) (206 points, 88 comments)
    8. zkSNARKs and Smart Contracts on Plasma - Recordings of Ethereum Berlin October (201 points, 20 comments)
    9. Babbage - a mechanical smart contract language (190 points, 40 comments)
    10. Solidity Version 0.4.11 Released (184 points, 12 comments)
  7. 3693 points, 16 submissions: twigwam
    1. Understand why Ethereum exists, and you’ll get why it’s a big deal [MIT Technology Review] (539 points, 29 comments)
    2. Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem (420 points, 45 comments)
    3. The National Bank of Canada Just Joined An Alliance to Develop Ethereum [Motherboard] (300 points, 24 comments)
    4. Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day (292 points, 9 comments)
    5. A secure internet voting system using Ethereum and Zero-Knowledge Proof (268 points, 103 comments)
    6. The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum, And Soon (258 points, 36 comments)
    7. The Birth of Enterprise Ethereum in 2017 (216 points, 37 comments)
    8. More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform (181 points, 9 comments)
    9. Vinay Gupta - European Parliament blockchain presentation! (176 points, 25 comments)
    10. Ethereum, The Next Internet (158 points, 23 comments)
  8. 3571 points, 17 submissions: karalabe
    1. Geth v1.7.2 (Urgent Update) out! Yes, Byzantium hotfix. Please update ASAP! (yay fuzzer) (454 points, 87 comments)
    2. Geth v1.6.5 - Hat Trick (counters current attack) (308 points, 72 comments)
    3. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Geth now supports Hardware wallets too! (v1.5.9) (270 points, 53 comments)
    4. Geth 1.6.0 - Puppeth Master released! Our best work till now ;) (241 points, 73 comments)
    5. Geth 1.7 - Megara: Faster, slimmer, Byzantium enabled ;) (234 points, 103 comments)
    6. Never fear, Geth 1.6.3 - Covfefe is here! (227 points, 42 comments)
    7. Ethereum nodes plotted on Google Earth (224 points, 17 comments)
    8. Geth 1.4.8 "DAO Wars" Released (217 points, 185 comments)
    9. Security Alert - DoS Vulnerability in the Soft Fork (185 points, 254 comments)
    10. Geth v1.7.1 (Ptolemy) - Byzantium on mainnet and Rinkeby! (172 points, 51 comments)
  9. 3407 points, 19 submissions: nickjohnson
    1. A proof-of-concept of a better crowdsale contract (408 points, 132 comments)
    2. Announcing the Ethereum Name Service Relaunch Date! (275 points, 59 comments)
    3. Introducing BeerCoin (213 points, 131 comments)
    4. AMA: We are the ENS team. Ask us anything! (207 points, 293 comments)
    5. ENS launch officially postponed. We'll back off, improve testing & validation, write a postmortem, and relaunch when ready. (207 points, 41 comments)
    6. First beta release of the ENS manager app - manage your ENS (sub)domains easily! (196 points, 86 comments)
    7. A smart contract solving the "gas money" problem for gifting ERC20 tokens (169 points, 19 comments)
    8. Ethereum gets quantum computing support with new EVM opcode 'TERMINATE' (166 points, 43 comments)
    9. Hosting a DNS domain on Ethereum (153 points, 19 comments)
    10. 'thetoken.eth' now has subdomains for all major tokens (149 points, 75 comments)
  10. 3294 points, 15 submissions: thehighfiveghost
    1. CoinDesk: Ethereum Foundation Strikes Deal with Russian Development Bank (618 points, 163 comments)
    2. Critical update RE: DAO Vulnerability (248 points, 995 comments)
    3. Melonport: We’re very proud to announce our new v0.1.0 release of the Melon Portal! Feedback welcome! (247 points, 33 comments)
    4. The Devcon2 site is now live! (243 points, 60 comments)
    5. BREAKING NEWS: I hereby announce that I, Vitalik Buterin, am the founder of ethereum. (237 points, 53 comments)
    6. Announcement: Underhanded Solidity Coding Contest (215 points, 27 comments)
    7. Very happy to announce Devcon2 is now sold out! See you all in Shanghai! (201 points, 24 comments)
    8. New blog post from Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin: Hard Fork Completed (181 points, 59 comments)
    9. The Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs announce a blockbuster event combining Devcon2 and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai, September 19–24, 2016 (177 points, 31 comments)
    10. The Ethereum Foundation is very proud to announce Banco Santander’s Gold Sponsorship of Devcon2, Shanghai, 19th - 21st Sept (164 points, 30 comments)
  11. 3182 points, 11 submissions: IDCrypto
    1. Singaporean Dollar Tokenized Through Ethereum’s Blockchain by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (690 points, 84 comments)
    2. Omise Go, Vitalik meet with the Central Bank of Thailand together (466 points, 75 comments)
    3. Japan’s Telecom Giant Launches Smart Contracts Project, Joins Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (368 points, 16 comments)
    4. Porsche to use a private Ethereum based blockchain (283 points, 55 comments)
    5. Toyota Prototypes Ethereum Blockchain Based Car Sharing Uber Alternative (259 points, 27 comments)
    6. Ethereum Developers Are Building a Sharding Solution Using Python (229 points, 29 comments)
    7. Blockchain payments startup TenX joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (221 points, 6 comments)
    8. Russian Politician Calls For Removal of Taxation on Bitcoin and Ethereum (200 points, 12 comments)
    9. Russian Airline Starts Using Ethereum’s Blockchain in Live Production (193 points, 7 comments)
    10. ConsenSys Launches Due Diligence for ICOs (147 points, 29 comments)
  12. 3083 points, 16 submissions: latetot
    1. Thomson Reuters to make financial data available on Ethereum (388 points, 31 comments)
    2. Ever wonder how people are using ETH right now? see top contracts by gas used today: ENS, Etherdelta, gambling, exchanges, tokens - Good times! (333 points, 54 comments)
    3. ETH broke 300,000 transactions today for the first time (271 points, 113 comments)
    4. Vitalik confirms Zero knowledge proofs are on ETH roadmap (206 points, 87 comments)
    5. Ethereum processed more transactions than Bitcoin yesterday (193 points, 19 comments)
    6. The ability to reverse exploits that violate the intent and good faith actions of thousands of people will promote mainstream adoption - not hinder it. (192 points, 545 comments)
    7. Ethereum Wallets and the Problem of the Default Gas Price (178 points, 36 comments)
    8. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, 'if Ethereum pulls off this hard fork, very positive signal...shows they can listen to community, execute in time of crisis' (173 points, 106 comments)
    9. Of all the ups and downs over last couple of years, today's news has worried me the least (173 points, 18 comments)
    10. Attacker is gearing up again for new spam deluge (154 points, 123 comments)
  13. 2603 points, 12 submissions: sandakersmann
    1. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: "I am working 100% on ETH." (362 points, 127 comments)
    2. Ethereum Reaches 50% of Bitcoin's Transaction Volumes (351 points, 78 comments)
    3. Looks like the work on "Mastering Ethereum" has started :) (280 points, 95 comments)
    4. What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin? (251 points, 79 comments)
    5. Gavin Andresen on Twitter: "ETH has 80% of BTC volume and is scaling with little drama. BTC's scaling 'problem' is due to a few 'we know what's best' devs" (229 points, 90 comments)
    6. Ethereum now has more nodes than Bitcoin! (186 points, 25 comments)
    7. Marius Kjærstad on Twitter: "At this pace it won't be many days before #Ethereum facilitates more transactions than #Bitcoin" (174 points, 26 comments)
    8. Raiden Network IoT Demo. Enabling high speed asset transfers for Ethereum. (174 points, 24 comments)
    9. Ethereum is Now the Most Secure Public Blockchain, Overtaking Bitcoin (173 points, 5 comments)
    10. Go Fork Yourself: Ethereum Booming, Near Double Bitcoin's Transactions (143 points, 13 comments)
  14. 2175 points, 9 submissions: avsa
    1. Starter guide: (almost) all the links you'll need to start understanding ethereum. (431 points, 198 comments)
    2. Update on the White Hat attack (373 points, 262 comments)
    3. ELI5: Byzantium Changes (306 points, 54 comments)
    4. New website: more content, more tutorials, more explanations, more unicorns. It's a new dawn! (217 points, 66 comments)
    5. We are doing a white hat attack on the DAO. (195 points, 267 comments)
    6. Ethereum Name Service Bug Bounty is Live (191 points, 18 comments)
    7. Release 0.8: First Mist Beta is out! Also, Wallet update. (169 points, 87 comments)
    8. New Ethereum Wallet 0.7.5, the "I'm sorry for 0.7.4" version. (149 points, 53 comments)
    9. Wallet and Mist 0.8.2: Coinbase integration, replay protection, new Auth UI and more (144 points, 57 comments)
  15. 2119 points, 3 submissions: PhiStr90
    1. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative (1209 points, 77 comments)
    2. Ethereum is now for the first time the blockchain with highest mining incentive or simply put 'the most secured' (462 points, 126 comments)
    3. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and 47 Organizations Join 200-Member Strong Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (448 points, 42 comments)
  16. 2065 points, 7 submissions: andrewkeys
    1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EEA adds 86 new members (552 points, 80 comments)
    2. Ethereum is Growing Exponentially in China (440 points, 46 comments)
    3. 10 weeks of Ethereum education, and if you pass the final, you have a chance to be employed at ConsenSys (284 points, 58 comments)
    4. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is formed (256 points, 52 comments)
    5. EEA on Bloomberg (215 points, 9 comments)
    6. PRESS RELEASE: Ethereum Solidity now available in Microsoft Visual Studio (166 points, 24 comments)
    7. Check out new uport website (152 points, 40 comments)
  17. 1978 points, 9 submissions: cashitter
    1. SEC charges two ICO's with fraud (398 points, 105 comments)
    2. Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country's Worth of Electricity (349 points, 107 comments)
    3. Martin Köppelmann (Founder of Gnosis): I am working 100% on ETH. (287 points, 11 comments)
    4. Right now there are 3 Ethereum related stories on the front page of HackerNews (194 points, 31 comments)
    5. switzerland (Home to the Ethereum Foundation) announced the official deregulation of blockchain startups (166 points, 14 comments)
    6. Apparent Agreement On Block 2,642,462 For The Next Hardfork. (162 points, 33 comments)
    7. [Video]Can Ethereum Restore Online Freedom and Transform the Internet? (144 points, 48 comments)
    8. Even Kuno Goda (Ethereum's very own artist) is working 100% on ETH (143 points, 0 comments)
    9. Real Vitalik got a message from Scam Vitalik (135 points, 7 comments)
  18. 1945 points, 4 submissions: jbaylina
    1. The WHG has Returned 100% of the Rescued Funds to their Rightful Owners (890 points, 78 comments)
    2. The WHG has Returned ~95% of the Funds and Now Hold Less Than $10 Million Worth of Rescued Funds. (644 points, 70 comments)
    3. A Modified Version of a Common Multisig Had A Vulnerability - The WHG Took Action & Will Return the Funds (284 points, 125 comments)
    4. Tonight the WHG will begin returning the rescued funds! (127 points, 23 comments)
  19. 1705 points, 4 submissions: AQuentson
    1. Ethereum Now Has Three Times More Nodes Than Bitcoin (704 points, 107 comments)
    2. Germany’s Energy Giant Launches 100s of Ethereum Based Electric Cars Charging Stations (468 points, 63 comments)
    3. Ethereum Developers Call on Miners to Use the Adaptive Gas Limit (374 points, 49 comments)
    4. Magic Internet Money is Finally a Reality – Web3.0 is Here (159 points, 44 comments)
  20. 1656 points, 1 submission: JcsPocket
    1. If this was you, thank you. (1656 points, 170 comments)
  21. 1625 points, 6 submissions: heliumcraft
    1. Plasma: Scalable Autonomous Smart Contracts (655 points, 129 comments)
    2. Vitalik Buterin: Casper PoC3 backbone simulations: 3s block time, 1.25s avg latency + 2s avg clock offset: 1% stale rate (284 points, 185 comments)
    3. Twitter: "You don't see these type of snarky comments from the Ethereum community when, say, a Bitcoin exchange gets hacked or a wallet has a bug.." (213 points, 141 comments)
    4. Iuri Matias (Embark Developer): "Embark, dev tools and dapps I work on will be targeting Ethereum as their primary platform. 100% ETH" (179 points, 2 comments)
    5. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: Does anyone else notice how literally the only people calling for a hard fork or chain rollback right now are concern trolls? (161 points, 76 comments)
    6. twitter: "Amazon S3 currently making the case for the need of decentralized platforms such as ethereum's swarm" (133 points, 4 comments)
  22. 1527 points, 3 submissions: hodlon
    1. Mozilla offering $2M to anyone who can decentralize the web (812 points, 117 comments)
    2. Motherboard: Okay, WTF Is Ethereum? (515 points, 106 comments)
    3. "The Switchening" - When projects and business start switching over to Ethereum from other Blockchains. (200 points, 77 comments)
  23. 1503 points, 7 submissions: JoeyUrgz
    1. Introducing Bloom: The Future of Credit (372 points, 138 comments)
    2. Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users (330 points, 61 comments)
    3. district0x Joins the Project Transparency Initiative (200 points, 19 comments)
    4. Will Work For Ethereum - Ethlance (175 points, 11 comments)
    5. Golem for macOS now live! (158 points, 31 comments)
    6. Introducing Dharma: A Protocol for Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Lending (142 points, 53 comments)
    7. Introducing the District Registry – district0x (126 points, 4 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. vbuterin (7804 points, 341 comments)
  2. nickjohnson (6252 points, 798 comments)
  3. 5chdn (2780 points, 464 comments)
  4. Souptacular (2584 points, 215 comments)
  5. avsa (2370 points, 214 comments)
  6. insomniasexx (2190 points, 206 comments)
  7. FaceDeer (2026 points, 348 comments)
  8. aribolab (1987 points, 260 comments)
  9. latetot (1902 points, 337 comments)
  10. Huynh_B (1869 points, 10 comments)
  11. ItsAConspiracy (1676 points, 269 comments)
  12. karalabe (1580 points, 159 comments)
  13. Savage_X (1541 points, 163 comments)
  14. cyounessi (1500 points, 163 comments)
  15. huntingisland (1421 points, 340 comments)
  16. thehighfiveghost (1418 points, 96 comments)
  17. chriseth (1378 points, 117 comments)
  18. Mr_Yukon_C (1373 points, 167 comments)
  19. antiprosynthesis (1339 points, 458 comments)
  20. LarsPensjo (1305 points, 322 comments)
  21. NewToETH (1295 points, 117 comments)
  22. BullBearBabyWhale (1229 points, 103 comments)
  23. Dunning_Krugerrands (1220 points, 141 comments)
  24. aminok (1212 points, 244 comments)
  25. evoorhees (1184 points, 68 comments)
  26. dillon-nyc (1182 points, 54 comments)
  27. djrtwo (1161 points, 68 comments)
  28. mcgravier (990 points, 157 comments)
  29. DeviateFish_ (985 points, 655 comments)
  30. seweso (952 points, 138 comments)
  31. baddogesgotoheaven (896 points, 143 comments)
  32. WhySoS3rious (886 points, 124 comments)
  33. C1aranMurray (871 points, 191 comments)
  34. ethereum_alex (850 points, 65 comments)
  35. silkblueberry (849 points, 107 comments)
  36. newretro (834 points, 182 comments)
  37. mattdf (832 points, 38 comments)
  38. cryptoboy4001 (825 points, 85 comments)
  39. bobsummerwill (824 points, 97 comments)
  40. SrPeixinho (781 points, 86 comments)
  41. shakedog (768 points, 128 comments)
  42. textrapperr (763 points, 97 comments)
  43. greggdourgarian (757 points, 72 comments)
  44. edmundedgar (751 points, 93 comments)
  45. supr3m (741 points, 43 comments)
  46. LGuappo (724 points, 127 comments)
  47. PrototypeModel (724 points, 103 comments)
  48. Uptrenda (723 points, 68 comments)
  49. aakilfernandes (720 points, 72 comments)
  50. Sunny_McJoyride (691 points, 172 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. If this was you, thank you. by JcsPocket (1656 points, 170 comments)
  2. SmartBillions lottery contract just got hacked! by supr3m (1328 points, 301 comments)
  3. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) by insomniasexx (1307 points, 137 comments)
  4. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers by econoar (1217 points, 108 comments)
  5. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative by PhiStr90 (1209 points, 77 comments)
  6. Local Gym in Cincinnati by flufylobster1 (1159 points, 114 comments)
  7. "If bitcoin is a pocketcalculator ethereum is a brand new iphone" - Germanys second biggest Newspaper on bitcoin by postkasten (1050 points, 99 comments)
  8. Vitalik Buterin: 90% of token startups will fall by fanatseal (1043 points, 214 comments)
  9. Just received this from my 86 yr old Nanna - adoption is coming! by canya-io (1038 points, 71 comments)
  10. Everytime I try explaining Ethereum to skeptics by lafoie (996 points, 170 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1653 points: Huynh_B's comment in If this was you, thank you.
  2. 498 points: supr3m's comment in SmartBillions lottery contract just got hacked!
  3. 469 points: kezekia's comment in I just sent my dad some Ethereum for Father's Day!
  4. 461 points: JackAceHole's comment in A made-in-Canada cryptocurrency called ethereum will soon be worth more than bitcoin
  5. 396 points: pembull's comment in What do you think is the biggest risk to the success of Ethereum? If we imagine Ethereum were to fail, how/why do you think it would fail?
  6. 387 points: apoefjmqdsfls's comment in Critical update RE: DAO Vulnerability
  7. 387 points: vbuterin's comment in A made-in-Canada cryptocurrency called ethereum will soon be worth more than bitcoin
  8. 379 points: totodile_lvl_7's comment in Vitalik Buterin: 90% of token startups will fall
  9. 364 points: GBG-glenn's comment in Ethereum Metropolis appears in late September
  10. 334 points: DamosDaze's comment in Introduced Ethereum to my Company
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 447 - HyperStorm

Hey all, GoodShibe here!
One of the realities about cryptocurrency right now - one of the reasons I've been trying to bring back some of the original hype - is that pretty much everything is down.
And not just 'down' but consistently down, over a long period of time.
Sure, there's some jockeying for position in the top 10, but no one's really 'growing'.
If you look past the top 10... well... pumps and dumps, in various stages, pretty much as far as the eye can see.
And that's definitely part of it.
But the reality is that cryptocurrency as a whole is stagnating.
If you think back to a year ago, when things were really hot they were hot because Bitcoin had a lot of attention -- which meant that pretty much everything to do with Crypto had a lot of attention. And even then, it was because most people were looking for the next Bitcoin to buy into and cash out quick.
But Bitcoin falling off a cliff in China put a pretty solid end to that.
Which is why I don't think we'll see another rise like Bitcoin had ever again, honestly.
Because that heat wasn't built off of fundamentals or anything remotely tangible.
It was a perfect storm of hype - a hyperstorm - fueled by that major rush of overnight millionaires. Lots of people who'd sorta-kinda paid attention when Bitcoin was worth pennies, maybe bought or mined a few hundred or thousand and had it kicking around on an old hard drive.
Everyone loves an overnight millionaire story - and Bitcoin, at it's $1000-ish-per-coin peak was churning them out by the day.
People digging through the trash to find old hard drives suddenly worth millions.
Overnight millionaires buying Teslas with Bitcoin.
That stuff, my friends, is the creme-de-la-creme of Hype.
And it's gone.
And with it's departure, a good, what, 90% of the marketcap of cryptocurrency as a whole?
There have been real attempts to re-create it, lots of 'Bitcoin challengers' stepping into the ring only to send people home penniless as Wolves and Weasels waded deep into the pool. cough Paycoin cough
But the reality is that the folks who are paying attention to Bitcoin now are those who are heavily invested in 'real' money... and they're looking for ways to co-opt Bitcoin's tech without having to actually use Bitcoin.
What I'm trying to say here is that preaching to the choir isn't going to work anymore -- most of it has packed up and gone home. Only the true diehards are left now, the people who believe, with the newbies who are arriving being mostly those who are willing to look past all the scandals and black market stuff and negative press.
Dogecoin has an incredibly important part to play in the next wave of cryptocurrency by reaching out to new people, to people who've never heard of Crypto, by making it clear that it's not an 'overnight rich' thing, but an invaluable tool for positive change.
And we're in an amazing position to take action:
We have an active, fun community.
We have some world-class, hard-working devs.
We've never had any significant ties to drugs or illegal activities.
Heck, the biggest strike that was ever landed against us is that we're 'silly' or a 'joke'.
Well, take an honest look at the world around us right now, at the headlines, and tell me that folks couldn't use a laugh!
THIS is why I'm pushing for us to get hyped again, why I want us to work on calling back our artists, why I've kept on encouraging our DOGEconomy to grow.
Because it's not just about bringing new people to Dogecoin, it's about giving them things to do, giving them tools that they can use once they get here.
I need you to get hyped. To believe.
Because I have a plan for this summer, but I need your help.
This summer, we're going to focus on bringing in a whole new bunch of Shibes.
And, if we play our cards right, it's going to be awesome!
What do you say, my friends, are you with me?
It's 7:27AM EST and we've found 98.83% of our first 100 Billion DOGEs! Our Global Hashrate is holding at ~1190 to ~1200 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is up from ~15366 to ~16175.
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe
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Subreddit Stats: ethereum top posts from 2014-11-18 to 2017-09-25 14:52 PDT

Period: 1041.83 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 67077
Rate (per day) 0.96 64.37
Unique Redditors 547 10986
Combined Score 238624 336208

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7819 points, 35 submissions: vbuterin
    1. Highlight for discussion: EIP 648 (make ethereum highly parallelizable within a single node; possible pre-sharding scalability improvement) (533 points, 100 comments)
    2. Personal statement regarding the fork (530 points, 831 comments)
    3. A Grab Bag of Thoughts on ETC and Forks (459 points, 273 comments)
    4. Analyzing Token Sale Models (431 points, 100 comments)
    5. A note on how the latest Casper PoC accomplishes its fast block times safely (422 points, 80 comments)
    6. A (not so sneak) peek at the current version of the Casper contract (309 points, 77 comments)
    7. The Current HF Status (307 points, 504 comments)
    8. Should we make a move toward making checksummed hex addresses mandatory? (297 points, 75 comments)
    9. How can Ethereum Research be more welcoming to newcomers and people from the outside with good ideas? (291 points, 115 comments)
    10. Sharding Research in Mind Map Form (258 points, 26 comments)
  2. 4853 points, 24 submissions: Souptacular
    1. Why I Can't Defend Coindesk Any Longer. Take Action. Support Omar. (591 points, 117 comments)
    2. Ethereum's ERC-20 token standard has been formalized as an EIP (367 points, 33 comments)
    3. ROPSTEN TESTNET USERS UPDATE YOUR CLIENTS. Hard fork is occurring in the next 48 hours. (361 points, 91 comments)
    4. [IMPORTANT] There are NO donation addresses for the White Hat Group currently. Anyone who is posting an address is scamming. (248 points, 20 comments)
    5. Help Wanted: Metropolis QA/Testing (236 points, 23 comments)
    6. Ethereum Core Dev Meeting and Metropolis Release Date (227 points, 57 comments)
    7. [ANN] Update your geth client to 1.5.3. Consensus bug in geth v1.4.19 and v1.5.2 - Ethereum Blog (223 points, 65 comments)
    8. Recommendations to miners to change gas limit and gas price settings [5/31/2017] (222 points, 89 comments)
    9. Metropolis and Other Updates from Today's Core Dev Meeting [8/25/17] (211 points, 110 comments)
    10. Humaniq is mass mailing people from the Ethereum community who did not sign up for their mailing list. Where did they get these email addresses? I demand an explanation. (198 points, 46 comments)
  3. 4800 points, 12 submissions: econoar
    1. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers (1212 points, 105 comments)
    2. Bank of America is looking for developers with a background in Ethereum to help build a new Card Account and real-time settlement system. (948 points, 107 comments)
    3. Goldman-Backed Startup Circle Launches No-Fee Foreign Payments Service. Built on Ethereum. (866 points, 96 comments)
    4. Santander Vies to Become First Bank to Issue Cash on Blockchain using Public Ethereum Chain (417 points, 82 comments)
    5. Ethereum isn't about price and hashrate, it's about making applications that could change the world. (339 points, 115 comments)
    6. geth fix is here (179 points, 38 comments)
    7. @avsa: Just tested @zsfelfoldi light client. Mainnet synced in 3m30s from scratch, used 30mb. Didn't need to change a single line of code in Mist. (165 points, 23 comments)
    8. Ethcore blog: "You should see fully hard-fork optional clients appearing in the next week or so" (151 points, 60 comments)
    9. Nasdaq Veteran Joins Ethereum Foundation as Security Lead (143 points, 9 comments)
    10. Thomson Reuters is making their own Ethereum wallet (140 points, 33 comments)
  4. 4750 points, 14 submissions: insomniasexx
    1. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) (1297 points, 139 comments)
    2. [UPDATED] It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (884 points, 197 comments)
    3. Words are Hard: Defining Common Terms in the Ethereum / Crypto Space (663 points, 75 comments)
    4. This is your friendly weekly reminder that this is crypto and you are ultimately responsible for your safety and security. Please be diligent. (237 points, 51 comments)
    5. ⚠ BEWARE: MYETHERWALLET >>.INFO<< IS A PHISHING SCAM AND WILL TAKE ALL YOUR FUNDS. myEtherWallet is MyEtherWallet.com (230 points, 30 comments)
    6. It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (214 points, 61 comments)
    7. Massive MyEtherWallet.com Update: Better URIs, The Hardfork, and looking back at the Golem Crowdfund. (183 points, 28 comments)
    8. Pro-Tips: How Not to get Scammed during a Token Sale (167 points, 65 comments)
    9. Announcing MyEtherWallet v3.4: The Node Switcher (165 points, 48 comments)
    10. ⚠ Malicious Phisher is running Google Ads for MyEtherWallet.com ⚠ It does NOT go to MyEtherWallet.com. Always check the URL before accessing or creating a new wallet! Use your bookmarks bar! (164 points, 26 comments)
  5. 3526 points, 20 submissions: nickjohnson
    1. A proof-of-concept of a better crowdsale contract (406 points, 132 comments)
    2. Announcing the Ethereum Name Service Relaunch Date! (276 points, 59 comments)
    3. Introducing BeerCoin (208 points, 131 comments)
    4. AMA: We are the ENS team. Ask us anything! (207 points, 293 comments)
    5. ENS launch officially postponed. We'll back off, improve testing & validation, write a postmortem, and relaunch when ready. (206 points, 41 comments)
    6. First beta release of the ENS manager app - manage your ENS (sub)domains easily! (200 points, 86 comments)
    7. A smart contract solving the "gas money" problem for gifting ERC20 tokens (173 points, 19 comments)
    8. Ethereum gets quantum computing support with new EVM opcode 'TERMINATE' (168 points, 43 comments)
    9. Hosting a DNS domain on Ethereum (154 points, 19 comments)
    10. The ENS audit results are in! (148 points, 32 comments)
  6. 3518 points, 15 submissions: chriseth
    1. Ethereum testnet just verified a zcash transaction (724 points, 151 comments)
    2. Solidity version 0.4.16 released (432 points, 34 comments)
    3. Solidity v0.4.12 Released (289 points, 16 comments)
    4. Solidity 0.4.15 released (264 points, 17 comments)
    5. Solidity v0.4.17 Released (214 points, 8 comments)
    6. New Blog post: An Update on Integrating Zcash on Ethereum (ZoE) (208 points, 88 comments)
    7. Babbage - a mechanical smart contract language (187 points, 40 comments)
    8. Solidity Version 0.4.11 Released (186 points, 12 comments)
    9. Solidity 0.4.13 released. (178 points, 22 comments)
    10. New blog post: zkSNARKs in a nutshell (149 points, 22 comments)
  7. 3397 points, 16 submissions: thehighfiveghost
    1. CoinDesk: Ethereum Foundation Strikes Deal with Russian Development Bank (615 points, 163 comments)
    2. Melonport: We’re very proud to announce our new v0.1.0 release of the Melon Portal! Feedback welcome! (249 points, 33 comments)
    3. Critical update RE: DAO Vulnerability (247 points, 995 comments)
    4. The Devcon2 site is now live! (242 points, 60 comments)
    5. BREAKING NEWS: I hereby announce that I, Vitalik Buterin, am the founder of ethereum. (233 points, 53 comments)
    6. Announcement: Underhanded Solidity Coding Contest (210 points, 26 comments)
    7. Very happy to announce Devcon2 is now sold out! See you all in Shanghai! (199 points, 24 comments)
    8. New blog post from Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin: Hard Fork Completed (177 points, 59 comments)
    9. The Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs announce a blockbuster event combining Devcon2 and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai, September 19–24, 2016 (174 points, 31 comments)
    10. Alex Van de Sande's short cartoons explaining how Ethereum works to beginners. Brilliant! (167 points, 21 comments)
  8. 3298 points, 18 submissions: latetot
    1. Thomson Reuters to make financial data available on Ethereum (382 points, 31 comments)
    2. Ever wonder how people are using ETH right now? see top contracts by gas used today: ENS, Etherdelta, gambling, exchanges, tokens - Good times! (329 points, 54 comments)
    3. ETH broke 300,000 transactions today for the first time (274 points, 113 comments)
    4. Vitalik confirms Zero knowledge proofs are on ETH roadmap (202 points, 87 comments)
    5. The ability to reverse exploits that violate the intent and good faith actions of thousands of people will promote mainstream adoption - not hinder it. (192 points, 545 comments)
    6. Ethereum processed more transactions than Bitcoin yesterday (188 points, 19 comments)
    7. Ethereum Wallets and the Problem of the Default Gas Price (177 points, 35 comments)
    8. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, 'if Ethereum pulls off this hard fork, very positive signal...shows they can listen to community, execute in time of crisis' (172 points, 106 comments)
    9. Of all the ups and downs over last couple of years, today's news has worried me the least (171 points, 18 comments)
    10. Attacker is gearing up again for new spam deluge (154 points, 123 comments)
  9. 3273 points, 16 submissions: twigwam
    1. Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem (415 points, 45 comments)
    2. The National Bank of Canada Just Joined An Alliance to Develop Ethereum [Motherboard] (302 points, 24 comments)
    3. Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day (289 points, 9 comments)
    4. A secure internet voting system using Ethereum and Zero-Knowledge Proof (269 points, 103 comments)
    5. The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum, And Soon (264 points, 36 comments)
    6. The Birth of Enterprise Ethereum in 2017 (212 points, 37 comments)
    7. More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform (178 points, 9 comments)
    8. Vinay Gupta - European Parliament blockchain presentation! (176 points, 26 comments)
    9. Vitalik @ SPIEF 2017 in Russia (161 points, 55 comments)
    10. Ethereum, The Next Internet (157 points, 23 comments)
  10. 3252 points, 10 submissions: 5chdn
    1. Huge Milestone: Ethereum Stack Exchange graduates as one of the top-35 world technology sites. (901 points, 56 comments)
    2. Welcome to Ethereum, the Reddit front page of the Web 3, read this to get started or ask questions. (463 points, 248 comments)
    3. [Ongoing Q&A Thread] Newbie Corner, ask your questions here. (349 points, 1987 comments)
    4. The Multi-sig Hack: A Postmortem (302 points, 207 comments)
    5. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have forked. (274 points, 74 comments)
    6. Parity 1.7.2-beta released. Byzantium inside. (237 points, 21 comments)
    7. Parity 1.6.8 released. (210 points, 44 comments)
    8. Introducing Prism: The World’s First Trustless Asset Portfolio Platform (201 points, 32 comments)
    9. [Weekly Discussion] Newbie Corner (161 points, 553 comments)
    10. Welcome to Ethereum, new visitors! (154 points, 85 comments)
  11. 3064 points, 16 submissions: karalabe
    1. Geth v1.6.5 - Hat Trick (counters current attack) (307 points, 72 comments)
    2. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Geth now supports Hardware wallets too! (v1.5.9) (273 points, 53 comments)
    3. Geth 1.6.0 - Puppeth Master released! Our best work till now ;) (241 points, 73 comments)
    4. Geth 1.7 - Megara: Faster, slimmer, Byzantium enabled ;) (227 points, 100 comments)
    5. Never fear, Geth 1.6.3 - Covfefe is here! (225 points, 42 comments)
    6. Ethereum nodes plotted on Google Earth (223 points, 18 comments)
    7. Geth 1.4.8 "DAO Wars" Released (218 points, 185 comments)
    8. Security Alert - DoS Vulnerability in the Soft Fork (185 points, 254 comments)
    9. Geth v1.6.7 (AYTABTU - All Your Transaction Are Belong To Us) fresh out the door! (164 points, 64 comments)
    10. Whoa... Geth 1.5 - Ethereum Blog (159 points, 22 comments)
  12. 2830 points, 10 submissions: IDCrypto
    1. Singaporean Dollar Tokenized Through Ethereum’s Blockchain by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (692 points, 84 comments)
    2. Omise Go, Vitalik meet with the Central Bank of Thailand together (469 points, 77 comments)
    3. Porsche to use a private Ethereum based blockchain (282 points, 55 comments)
    4. Toyota Prototypes Ethereum Blockchain Based Car Sharing Uber Alternative (258 points, 27 comments)
    5. Ethereum Developers Are Building a Sharding Solution Using Python (233 points, 29 comments)
    6. Blockchain payments startup TenX joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (224 points, 6 comments)
    7. Russian Airline Starts Using Ethereum’s Blockchain in Live Production (201 points, 7 comments)
    8. Russian Politician Calls For Removal of Taxation on Bitcoin and Ethereum (199 points, 12 comments)
    9. ConsenSys Launches Due Diligence for ICOs (146 points, 29 comments)
    10. Ethereum Based EV Charging Stations Come to California (126 points, 14 comments)
  13. 2451 points, 11 submissions: sandakersmann
    1. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: "I am working 100% on ETH." (361 points, 127 comments)
    2. Ethereum Reaches 50% of Bitcoin's Transaction Volumes (344 points, 78 comments)
    3. Looks like the work on "Mastering Ethereum" has started :) (278 points, 96 comments)
    4. What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin? (250 points, 79 comments)
    5. Gavin Andresen on Twitter: "ETH has 80% of BTC volume and is scaling with little drama. BTC's scaling 'problem' is due to a few 'we know what's best' devs" (229 points, 90 comments)
    6. Ethereum now has more nodes than Bitcoin! (186 points, 25 comments)
    7. Marius Kjærstad on Twitter: "At this pace it won't be many days before #Ethereum facilitates more transactions than #Bitcoin" (174 points, 26 comments)
    8. Raiden Network IoT Demo. Enabling high speed asset transfers for Ethereum. (173 points, 24 comments)
    9. Ethereum is Now the Most Secure Public Blockchain, Overtaking Bitcoin (170 points, 5 comments)
    10. Ethereum: Taking Back Control Of The Internet (Joseph Lubin) (148 points, 11 comments)
  14. 2406 points, 11 submissions: avsa
    1. Starter guide: (almost) all the links you'll need to start understanding ethereum. (429 points, 198 comments)
    2. Update on the White Hat attack (377 points, 262 comments)
    3. ELI5: Byzantium Changes (293 points, 51 comments)
    4. New website: more content, more tutorials, more explanations, more unicorns. It's a new dawn! (217 points, 66 comments)
    5. We are doing a white hat attack on the DAO. (194 points, 267 comments)
    6. Ethereum Name Service Bug Bounty is Live (189 points, 18 comments)
    7. Release 0.8: First Mist Beta is out! Also, Wallet update. (167 points, 87 comments)
    8. New Ethereum Wallet 0.7.5, the "I'm sorry for 0.7.4" version. (150 points, 53 comments)
    9. Wallet and Mist 0.8.2: Coinbase integration, replay protection, new Auth UI and more (144 points, 57 comments)
    10. How to build server less applications for Mist - Ethereum Blog (125 points, 9 comments)
  15. 2064 points, 5 submissions: jbaylina
    1. The WHG has Returned 100% of the Rescued Funds to their Rightful Owners (890 points, 78 comments)
    2. The WHG has Returned ~95% of the Funds and Now Hold Less Than $10 Million Worth of Rescued Funds. (642 points, 70 comments)
    3. A Modified Version of a Common Multisig Had A Vulnerability - The WHG Took Action & Will Return the Funds (284 points, 125 comments)
    4. Follow Up Statement on the ETC Salvaged from attackDAOs (125 points, 155 comments)
    5. Tonight the WHG will begin returning the rescued funds! (123 points, 23 comments)
  16. 2057 points, 7 submissions: andrewkeys
    1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EEA adds 86 new members (546 points, 80 comments)
    2. Ethereum is Growing Exponentially in China (439 points, 46 comments)
    3. 10 weeks of Ethereum education, and if you pass the final, you have a chance to be employed at ConsenSys (284 points, 58 comments)
    4. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is formed (259 points, 52 comments)
    5. EEA on Bloomberg (216 points, 9 comments)
    6. PRESS RELEASE: Ethereum Solidity now available in Microsoft Visual Studio (164 points, 24 comments)
    7. Check out new uport website (149 points, 40 comments)
  17. 1716 points, 9 submissions: cashitter
    1. Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country's Worth of Electricity (345 points, 107 comments)
    2. Martin Köppelmann (Founder of Gnosis): I am working 100% on ETH. (291 points, 11 comments)
    3. Right now there are 3 Ethereum related stories on the front page of HackerNews (194 points, 31 comments)
    4. switzerland (Home to the Ethereum Foundation) announced the official deregulation of blockchain startups (169 points, 14 comments)
    5. Apparent Agreement On Block 2,642,462 For The Next Hardfork. (167 points, 33 comments)
    6. [Video]Can Ethereum Restore Online Freedom and Transform the Internet? (145 points, 48 comments)
    7. Even Kuno Goda (Ethereum's very own artist) is working 100% on ETH (144 points, 0 comments)
    8. Real Vitalik got a message from Scam Vitalik (139 points, 7 comments)
    9. Vitalik Buterin Sets Milestones On Ethereum’s Route to Be The ‘World Computer’ (122 points, 21 comments)
  18. 1708 points, 4 submissions: AQuentson
    1. Ethereum Now Has Three Times More Nodes Than Bitcoin (700 points, 108 comments)
    2. Germany’s Energy Giant Launches 100s of Ethereum Based Electric Cars Charging Stations (474 points, 63 comments)
    3. Ethereum Developers Call on Miners to Use the Adaptive Gas Limit (374 points, 53 comments)
    4. Magic Internet Money is Finally a Reality – Web3.0 is Here (160 points, 44 comments)
  19. 1668 points, 2 submissions: PhiStr90
    1. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative (1202 points, 77 comments)
    2. Ethereum is now for the first time the blockchain with highest mining incentive or simply put 'the most secured' (466 points, 126 comments)
  20. 1642 points, 1 submission: JcsPocket
    1. If this was you, thank you. (1642 points, 170 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. vbuterin (7592 points, 368 comments)
  2. nickjohnson (6037 points, 790 comments)
  3. Souptacular (2572 points, 234 comments)
  4. avsa (2433 points, 234 comments)
  5. insomniasexx (2306 points, 249 comments)
  6. 5chdn (2211 points, 397 comments)
  7. FaceDeer (2085 points, 374 comments)
  8. latetot (2053 points, 371 comments)
  9. aribolab (2043 points, 276 comments)
  10. Huynh_B (1844 points, 10 comments)
  11. Savage_X (1527 points, 166 comments)
  12. ItsAConspiracy (1501 points, 262 comments)
  13. thehighfiveghost (1474 points, 99 comments)
  14. cyounessi (1423 points, 170 comments)
  15. antiprosynthesis (1412 points, 473 comments)
  16. Mr_Yukon_C (1393 points, 167 comments)
  17. NewToETH (1384 points, 126 comments)
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  1. If this was you, thank you. by JcsPocket (1642 points, 170 comments)
  2. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) by insomniasexx (1297 points, 139 comments)
  3. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers by econoar (1212 points, 105 comments)
  4. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative by PhiStr90 (1202 points, 77 comments)
  5. Local Gym in Cincinnati by flufylobster1 (1159 points, 114 comments)
  6. "If bitcoin is a pocketcalculator ethereum is a brand new iphone" - Germanys second biggest Newspaper on bitcoin by postkasten (1045 points, 99 comments)
  7. Everytime I try explaining Ethereum to skeptics by lafoie (986 points, 170 comments)
  8. Bank of America is looking for developers with a background in Ethereum to help build a new Card Account and real-time settlement system. by econoar (948 points, 107 comments)
  9. Charged a BMW i3 at a "blockchainified" Share&Charge station today. Paid with Ethereum ERC20 Euro tokens through their app. People are now using Ethereum without ever having heard of it. by BullBearBabyWhale (941 points, 118 comments)
  10. Ethereum is under social attack. by maxxflyer (937 points, 350 comments)

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  4. 367 points: GBG-glenn's comment in Ethereum Metropolis appears in late September
  5. 328 points: DamosDaze's comment in Introduced Ethereum to my Company
  6. 320 points: mattdf's comment in Plasma: Scalable Autonomous Smart Contracts
  7. 310 points: boomerbrian72's comment in Mozilla offering $2M to anyone who can decentralize the web
  8. 295 points: dillon-nyc's comment in Coindash website HACKED! $5.5 mil gone!
  9. 290 points: bitcoinensowner's comment in Vitalik about Bitcoin implementation on Ethereum : "Does someone want to take on this project?"
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