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Bitcoin - The Currency of the Internet

A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. A large percentage of Bitcoin enthusiasts are libertarians, though people of all political philosophies are welcome.
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Magic Internet Money - Do you believe ?

Do you believe in magic? I do think lately you might have heard of this special magic internet money "Bitcoin" but people are still skeptical. And so by its power the great wizards created the Magic Internet Money so that all can enjoy the "Magic"!
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Cryptography news and discussions

Cryptography is the art of creating mathematical assurances for who can do what with data, including but not limited to encryption of messages such that only the key-holder can read it. Cryptography lives at an intersection of math and computer science. This subreddit covers the theory and practice of modern and *strong* cryptography, and it is a technical subreddit focused on the algorithms and implementations of cryptography.
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Beginner's Guide: Where to start & FAQ!

New Flair Rule

We've been overwhelmed with newcomer posts. In light of this, we created a bot that will PM people without flairs various pertinent information to read through when they post. In order to stop receiving these, simply add a flair to your name. Thanks!

Scam Warning

Hey guys. There have been numerous scammers lately who have been private messaging redditors. Their goal is for you to send Litecoins to their address. So far, they've followed the same writing template. It looks something like this: https://imgur.com/0UZczuz
If someone is telling you to send to a Litecoin address they are providing, DON'T. They're trying to steal your Litecoins. If you're not sure, read the wealth of knowledge below or comment below and I will eventually get to you.

Welcome to /Litecoin!

(Re-post of u/Sparkswont cuz it was archived)
Whether you're new to cryptocurrency and have no clue what a 'litecoin' is, or a seasoned investor in cryptocurrencies, the resources below will answer all your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments!
 

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Litecoin is one of the largest, oldest, and most used cryptocurrencies in the world. Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin uses blockchain technology to process transactions.
So what's the difference? To process a block, Litecoin takes 2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoins 10 minutes. This allows for faster processing times. Litecoin also has the capability to produce a total of 84 million units, compared to Bitcoins 21 million. In addition, Litecoin uses scrypt in its proof-of-work algorithm, a sequential memory-hard function requiring asymptotically more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard.
Still confused? Take a look at this video!
 

Where can I buy Litecoin?

There are many websites and applications where you can buy and sell Litecoin, but make sure the exchange you are using is trusted and secure. Here are some exchanges that are trusted in the cryptocurrency community:
Exchange
Coinbase USD/Euro/GBP
Quadrigacx CAD
Coinsquare CAD
Bithump KRW
OKCoin Euro/Yen/USD
OKex CNY
Btcmarkets.net AUD
Bitso MXN
Zebpay INR
 

Where can I securely store Litecoin?

Litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is stored in a digital wallet. When storing Litecoin, you want to make sure you trust the place you store them. This is why it is best to store them yourself through the electrum wallet. It is highly suggested to not store your Litecoin in an exchange (such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Bittrex, etc.) because you don't control the private keys. If the exchange ever goes offline, or becomes insolvent, your Litecoin essentially disappear.
Some other options are:
Wallet
Electrum Lightweight Wallet
Official Core Wallet
LiteVault Secure Web Wallet
Paper Wallet Instructions
 
If you're a fan of mobile devices, then Loafwallet is the wallet for you. Developed by a Litecoin Foundation Dev, losh11, this mobile wallet works great! And remember to always make sure to write down your seedkeys.
 
Hardware wallets are another great option, in fact, they are said to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrencies. Below is a list of the litecoin flexible hardware wallets.
Wallet
Ledger
Trezor
Keepkey
 

Where can I spend Litecoin?

Litecoin is in the top ten of all cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Websites are rapidly adopting Litecoin as a method of payment as well. If you yourself want to accept LTC as a business, you can refer to these merchant manuals. Alternatively, if you would like to explore websites that accept Litecoin, head over to /AcceptingLTC.
Here are also several of our favorite merchants accepting Litecoin.
 

Where can I discuss Litecoin?

The Litecoin community is extremely kind and robust. There are many forums and places where you can discuss Litecoin with others who are interested in the currency. Here are the main ones:
Platform
Reddit
Litecoin Markets Subreddit
Discord
Official Forum
IRC
 

Additional Resources and Help

If you have more questions, or are genuinely interested in learning more about Litecoin then be sure to read this series. If you have a specific question that you can't seem to find the answer too, ask below and someone will help you out!
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Beginner's Guide: Where to start & FAQ!

Welcome to /Litecoin!

Whether you're new to cryptocurrency and have no clue what a 'litecoin' is, or a seasoned investor in cryptocurrencies, the resources below will answer all your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments!
 

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Litecoin is one of the largest, oldest, and most used cryptocurrencies in the world. Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin uses blockchain technology to process transactions.
So what's the difference? To process a block, Litecoin takes 2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoins 10 minutes. This allows for faster processing times. Litecoin also has the capability to produce a total of 84 million units, compared to Bitcoins 21 million. In addition, Litecoin uses scrypt in its proof-of-work algorithm, a sequential memory-hard function requiring asymptotically more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard.
Still confused? Take a look at this video!
 

Where can I buy Litecoin?

There are many websites and applications where you can buy and sell Litecoin, but make sure the exchange you are using is trusted and secure. Here are some exchanges that are trusted in the cryptocurrency community:
Exchange
Coinbase
Kraken
247Exchange
Bittrex
Quadrigacx
 

Where can I securely store Litecoin?

Litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is stored in a digital wallet. When storing Litecoin, you want to make sure you trust the place you store them. This is why it is best to store them yourself through the electrum wallet. It is highly suggested to not store your Litecoin in an exchange (such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Bittrex, etc.) because you don't control the private keys. If the exchange ever goes offline, or becomes insolvent, your Litecoin essentially disappear.
Some other options are:
Wallet
Electrum Lightweight Wallet
Official Core Wallet
LiteVault Secure Web Wallet
Paper Wallet Generator
 
If you're a fan of mobile devices, then Loafwallet is the wallet for you. Developed by a Litecoin community member, losh11, this mobile wallet works great!
 
Hardware wallets are another great option, in fact, they are said to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrencies. Below is a list of the litecoin flexible hardware wallets.
Wallet
Ledger
Trezor
Keepkey
 

Where can I spend Litecoin?

Litecoin is now the sixth-largest true cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Websites are rapidly adopting Litecoin as a method of payment, if you would like to explore websites that accept Litecoin, head over to /AcceptingLTC.
Here are several of our favorite merchants accepting Litecoin:
Merchant
EGifter
Cheap Air
Bitfly
All Things Luxury
AFK Apparel
Many more!
 

Where can I discuss Litecoin?

The Litecoin community is extremely kind and robust. There are many forums and places where you can discuss Litecoin with others who are interested in the currency. Here are the main ones:
Platform
Reddit
Litecoin Markets Subreddit
Discord
Official Forum
IRC
 

Litecoin Statistics

Find them here
 

Additional Resources and Help

If you have more questions, or are genuinely interested in learning more about Litecoin then be sure to check out the Litecoin Wiki. If you have a specific question that you can't seem to find the answer too, ask below and someone will help you out!
submitted by Sparkswont to litecoin [link] [comments]

Tau/Agoras FAQ (Updated Jan 2018)

What is Tau?
Tau is a blockchain platform that will allow for on-the-fly logical consensus detection which enables it to scale some of the largest bottlenecks to human advancement including social governance and knowledge creation.
By using a self defining and decidable logical framework, Tau is the first in this space to be able to gather data voluntarily submitted by its users and logically deduce valuable knowledge over a network secured with blockchain technology.
What this means is that in effect, we can scale collaborative endeavors between thousands of mathematicians, doctors, computer scientists, engineers and other experts to greatly accelerate the production of knowledge.
Tau aims to become an indispensable technology. Once Tau has launched, any company, nation or organization not using the collaborative power of the network will be rendered obsolete.
What is Agoras?
Agoras will be an integral platform built over the Tau network and will serve as the primary economy that'll take full advantage of Tau's revolutionary features.
Agoras itself is comprised of 3 distinct parts: 1) Automated Knowledge Economy 2) Computational Resource Market and 3) Advanced Currency with Derivatives Features.
Through the power of Tau, we envision the possibility of fully autonomous businesses operating over the Agoras virtual economy.
Where can I buy Tau/Agoras?
Tau itself has no token much in the same way as the internet, as a piece of technology, has no need for a token. However, the best way to invest in this project is by purchasing Agoras tokens, which will be the primary currency of the marketplace to be built over Tau.
Currently, these tokens are placeholder tokens in the form of an Omni Asset based on the Bitcoin blockchain. They will be exchanged for actual Agoras tokens once our own blockchain is ready.
Agoras is actively trading on the following exchanges:
  1. BCEX, a top 10 ranked exchange by trading volume https://www.bcex.top/trade/agrs2btc
  2. ChaoEX https://www.chaoex.com
How can I hold my Agoras Tokens?
You may hold on Agoras in your omni wallet https://www.omniwallet.org/, or in any Bitcoin address to which you possess the private key such as a paper wallet.
If you use the last method and wish to send Agoras out, you'll first have to import your private key to Omni.
How are Agoras tokens to be distributed?
There are a total of 42 million Agoras tokens in existence representing 100% of future circulating supply.
Ohad Asor is only reserving 3% for himself and his team, which means 97% will eventually be sold.
To date, about 30 million have been sold over the last 2 years. Ohad has suspended direct sales until project development progresses further along.
Agoras represents one of the fairest fund raising and distributions of tokens in the crypto space.
What is the Roadmap for this project?
Tau progress can be generally defined by the following milestones:
Beyond this stage, we will be working on Agoras.
Precise deadlines are relatively meaningless in the world of software engineering, but the development team estimate it's likely it can complete the Tau Meta Language and the Collaborative Discussions Platform some time this year (2018), and perhaps development would progress even faster than anticipated.
Who is the Lead Developer Ohad Asor?
Ohad Asor is an accomplished mathematician, programmer, computer scientist and logician.
Ohad went to university at the age of 13, and is regarded by many as a true genius even among prodigies. He has devoted almost all his spare time to rigorous academic studies, and as a result, has developed extensive knowledge that few experts could match.
Ohad has over 30 years of experience in programming (don't worry he's not that old, only 37).
Tau's design is the culmination of years of research by Ohad, particularly in the areas of complexity theory, linear algebra, logic and social choice theory. It represents the seamless combination of the cutting edge of all these fields.
We very much welcome technical questions in our IRC regarding any of these areas and more.
Where can I see the code?
You can find the Tau github repository is here https://github.com/IDNI/tau
This all seems too good to be true, where can I get more information?
Ohad's new blog gives a fairly robust overview of the project Trafalgar's Introduction to Tau and follow up are fairly accessible explanations of the project Dana Edwards has written a number of posts on Tau/Agoras. Here is an introduction to the Tau Meta Language
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Beginner's Guide: Where to start & FAQ!

New Flair Rule

We've been overwhelmed with newcomer posts. In light of this, we created a bot that will PM people without flairs various pertinent information to read through when they post. In order to stop receiving these, simply add a flair to your name. Thanks!

Welcome to /Litecoin!

(Re-post of u/Sparkswont cuz it was archived)
Whether you're new to cryptocurrency and have no clue what a 'litecoin' is, or a seasoned investor in cryptocurrencies, the resources below will answer all your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments!
 

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Litecoin is one of the largest, oldest, and most used cryptocurrencies in the world. Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin uses blockchain technology to process transactions.
So what's the difference? To process a block, Litecoin takes 2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoins 10 minutes. This allows for faster processing times. Litecoin also has the capability to produce a total of 84 million units, compared to Bitcoins 21 million. In addition, Litecoin uses scrypt in its proof-of-work algorithm, a sequential memory-hard function requiring asymptotically more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard.
Still confused? Take a look at this video!
 

Where can I buy Litecoin?

There are many websites and applications where you can buy and sell Litecoin, but make sure the exchange you are using is trusted and secure. Here are some exchanges that are trusted in the cryptocurrency community:
Exchange
Coinbase USD/Euro/GBP
Bithump KRW
OKCoin Euro/Yen/USD
OKex CNY
Btcmarkets.net AUD
Bitso MXN
Zebpay INR
 

Where can I securely store Litecoin?

Litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is stored in a digital wallet. When storing Litecoin, you want to make sure you trust the place you store them. This is why it is best to store them yourself through the electrum wallet. It is highly suggested to not store your Litecoin in an exchange (such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Bittrex, etc.) because you don't control the private keys. If the exchange ever goes offline, or becomes insolvent, your Litecoin essentially disappear.
Some other options are:
Wallet
Electrum Lightweight Wallet
Official Core Wallet
LiteVault Secure Web Wallet
Paper Wallet Instructions
 
If you're a fan of mobile devices, then Loafwallet is the wallet for you. Developed by a Litecoin Foundation Dev, losh11, this mobile wallet works great! And remember to always make sure to write down your seedkeys.
 
Hardware wallets are another great option, in fact, they are said to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrencies. Below is a list of the litecoin flexible hardware wallets.
Wallet
Ledger
Trezor
Keepkey
 

Where can I spend Litecoin?

Litecoin is in the top ten of all cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Websites are rapidly adopting Litecoin as a method of payment as well. If you yourself want to accept LTC as a business, you can refer to these merchant manuals. Alternatively, if you would like to explore websites that accept Litecoin, head over to /AcceptingLTC.
Here are also several of our favorite merchants accepting Litecoin.
 

Where can I discuss Litecoin?

The Litecoin community is extremely kind and robust. There are many forums and places where you can discuss Litecoin with others who are interested in the currency. Here are the main ones:
Platform
Reddit
Litecoin Markets Subreddit
Discord
Official Forum
IRC
 

Additional Resources and Help

If you have more questions, or are genuinely interested in learning more about Litecoin then be sure to read this series. If you have a specific question that you can't seem to find the answer too, ask below and someone will help you out!
submitted by ecurrencyhodler to litecoin [link] [comments]

129% funded! We flew by our first BCH fundraising goal, demonstrating AKARI-PAY! HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who donated! Proof: https://i.imgur.com/IG6iYzc.png
This is a great feeling for us to know that the tool works and that it can help others start their own Bitcoin Cash fundraisers!
As stated in our first goal, we will be using the donated funds to help test your own fundraising pages, with an emphasis on Bitcoin Cash Developers (but not a requirement)! So, let the funding commence!
If you successfully set up your own fundraiser on your own webhost (shared hosting is fine too) using "AKARI-PAY Advanced", we will send you some BCH to help you test it out and get your fundraiser rolling, with some bonus BCH if you use ElectronCash to start your new fund!
Ask us any question you may have about getting it up and running, we are also trying to be available as often as possible on our Dev-Chat.
Based on your feedback and our next goal, we will be working further on akaripay by creating a flipbook-style getting started guide with clear instructions in a step-by-step format on how to use "AKARI-PAY Advanced".
So, ask yourself this: "what do I want to start getting funded for, in Bitcoin Cash?"
https://github.com/akari-b3/akaripay
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BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY - You're not a coder but you want to help this great open source project? Here's what you can do

So the crypto space is no longer populated solely by programmers. Many people can't write a line of code but are really excited about the fast-paced developments, especially in an open-source context and want to help in other ways. For those people I've listed some things anyone can do to help the GRS community. This is a work in progress, I'll be happy to add suggestions!
Note that this is not a guide to pump GRS. This is solely a list of ways to help the community progress and give the project more visibility.
Connect with GRS's social media channels
Since you're reading this, you're probably already subscribed to /groestlcoin on Reddit. Here are some other channels to like/subscribe/follow/...:
Twitter
Facebook
Discord
Telegram
Slack
Forum
IRC
But...but... I don't even use TwitteFacebook/... much, why would I join the channel? Social media numbers are important indicators for exchanges, investment groups, etc. When you apply to be listed on an exchange, they ask for the number of subscribers on these platforms. They want to know that there's a solid basic interest in the project.
Plus, higher numbers make people more curious in general. We see many others are interested in a topic, we ourselves start wondering what it's about.
The GRS Telegram and Discord are more or less the beating heart of GRS on the marketing and exposure side. Take a look at it once in a while to see if there is currently an exchange polling for new coins, a reddit post that needs some exposure, etc.
Spread the word about GRS online
Post news and other content about GRS in forums, local websites, crypto groups, etc. Be prepared for scepticism or lack of response. There are many smaller crypto projects out there and people only have so much time. The focus for GRS has been on technical improvement for a long time, only now is marketing and PR catching up. Persistence is key. After letting 10 messages about GRS pass, someone might start wondering what this project is about after message 11.
When myself and some others started posting on big crypto related subreddits about GRS, we'd get an average of 2 upvotes, 2 downvotes and 0 comments. A week later /groestlcoin has tripled its subscriber count and posts about GRS are starting to get traction. There's still a long road ahead, but progress comes with perseverance.
Tell someone about GRS offline
We're not talking about shilling here. With all the news about Bitcoin in mainstream media the subject might pop up at your next family dinner. Tell people about that currently underground cryptocurrency with the 60 second block time, Lightning Network and Groestlcoin Samourai. It's all about brand awareness here and nothing beats word of mouth in that regard.
You may also think about telling retail store owners about GRS. The local store you visit every day may regret missing the e-commerce boom and want to jump on this train first. Mainstream adoption always creates great exposure for cryptocurrencies.
Don't be annoying online and be a positive member of the community
Go in the GRS telegram chat or GRS Discord chat and tell people about the great idea you have for GRS, instead of asking "When Moon?". Hop on over to the Bitcointalk ANN and let the developers know the hard work is appreciated. Give the moderators a shout out for so enthusiastically working to put GRS in the picture.
When an exchange lists GRS or a big news website dedicates an article to it send them a message saying that you appreciate it. It's a small world, word goes round about communities' ways.
No one in the GRS community is being paid for the efforts they put into this project. It's all passion, a little compliment once in a while encourages people to keep pushing on.
...
To conclude: it doesn't take much to help an open-source project like GRS. But when you start noticing the positive impact of your small contributions, it's very rewarding. Be part of something big.
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PSA: Users, (solo)miners, exchanges/merchants, and pool operators must be on v0.10.1 in advance of the hardfork otherwise you will get forked/booted off the network. Miners, please contact your pool operator to ask them if they have upgraded | Monero v0.10.1 released - mandatory upgrade!

Approximately the 9th of January there will be a hardfork on the Monero network. Most pools have upgraded or are in the process of upgrading, but some have not upgraded yet. If they don't upgrade before the hardfork they will get forked/booted off the network. As a result you will miss out on revenue if you are mining on these pools. Thus, if you are mining on one of the pools that hasn't upgraded yet or hasn't scheduled an upgrade, please contact your pool owner as soon as possible and urge them to upgrade. Alternatively, you can switch to a pool that is on the right version.
Pool Upgraded Contact
MoneroHash YES [email protected] & https://monerohash.com/#support
MoneroWorld YES [email protected] & https://moneroworld.com/#support
mineXMR YES [email protected] & http://minexmr.com/#support
PoolTo YES [email protected] & http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23poolto.be
Moneropool YES [email protected] & https://moneropool.com/#support
Prohash YES [email protected] & http://xmr.prohash.net/#support
Crypto-pool YES [email protected] & http://monero.crypto-pool.f
Dwarfpool YES [email protected] & http://dwarfpool.com/contact/
Alimabi YES [email protected] & http://xmr.alimabi.cn/#support
CryptMonero YES [email protected] & http://cryptmonero.com/#support
Minergate YES https://forum.minergate.com/
SupportXMR YES [email protected] & http://supportxmr.com/#support
XMRpool YES [email protected] & http://xmrpool.eu/#support
Sheepman YES [email protected] & http://sheepman.mine.bz/#support
CoolPool YES [email protected] & http://xmr.coolpool.io/#support
US.to YES http://monero.us.to/#support
MakeXMR YES [email protected] & https://makexmr.com/#support
USXmrPool YES [email protected] & https://www.usxmrpool.com/#support
SuprNova YES https://xmr.suprnova.cc/index.php?page=contactform&action=
PoolDD YES [email protected] & http://pooldd.com/#support
XMRpool.net YES -
XMRpool Murmansoft YES [email protected] & [email protected] & http://xmrpool.murmansoft.ru/#support
XMR Miningspeed YES [email protected] & http://xmr.miningspeed.com/#support

An important message for pool operators and miners

From MoneroMooo:
To all pool operators:
If you haven't already, you will need to update the node-cryptonote-util software in order for your pool to cross the january fork. I think many of the pool ops have done so already, but for those who are not in #monero-pools, you will need this patch: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/506116/17116821/
This applies to zone117x's version of the pool. There is a version of this ported to clintar's fork, which is here: https://github.com/M5M400/node-cryptonote-util/commit/37f50f9b535f0258c3a1c6f7247a891b4c211ff3.
If you're not running this when the fork happens, you will be forked off.
For pool miners, you may want to check with your pool op that they're running the patch a few days before the fork, and switch to a known good pool otherwise. Please prefer smaller pools when doing so.
Also bear in mind that running v0.10.1 or the GUI beta is mandatory. Any other versions will get booted off the network. Thus, miners, please email your pools and ask them if they are running v0.10.1 and have applied aforementioned patch.

General hardfork information

The upcoming fork will enable Ring Confidential Transactions. This will significantly enhance Monero's privacy. Note that they will not be enforced yet. That is, this hardfork will enable them, whereas the hardfork of September 2017 will enforce them. If you want to read more about Ring Confidential Transactions, see:
https://lab.getmonero.org/pubs/MRL-0005.pdf
https://monero.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/ringct
Due to variance the hard fork will likely be on the 9th or 10th of January. A specific block height was determined for the hardfork, not a specific date. The specific blockheight for the hardfork can be found here. That is:
// version 4 starts from block 1220516
As an user you need to run either v0.10.1 or the Monero Core GUI Beta 1.

Monero v0.10.1 - Wolfram Warptangent - release

First and foremost, please upgrade to this version. A blockchain resync is not needed. Only this version will work after the fork of January 5. Note that this fork will enable Ring CT transactions, but will not enforce them yet.

Overview

This is a necessary point release of Monero v0.10 "Wolfram Warptangent", and is highly recommended as it includes consensus-changing fixes to the RingCT implementation and various other bug fixes.
Some highlights of this release are:

Official Download Links:

All available binaries can be found on the getmonero download page or on Github (at the bottom).
Official Direct Links:

Download Hashes

If you would like to verify that you have downloaded the correct file, please use the following SHA256 hashes:

Updating: Wallet Files

Simply create a new directory with the 0.10.1 binaries and copy your wallet files over to there. Make sure to backup your wallet files properly. If you need any help, feel free to PM me or respond in this thread. Note that your wallet contains three files, namely wallet.keys (this is the most important file, since it contains your keys), wallet (this is the wallet cache, which contains your transaction history and private tx keys), and wallet.address (which is just your public address). In addition, if you incur a bug whilst upgrading, you can always restore your wallet with the mnemonic seed as follows:
For Mac and Linux:
./monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet
On Windows make sure to launch it from the command line. Go to the folder monero-cli-wallet is located and make sure your cursor isn't located on any of the files. Subsequently do SHIFT + right click and it will give you an option to "Open command window here". Lastly, type the following command:
monero-wallet-cli.exe --restore-deterministic-wallet
If you want to restore from the private keys instead of the mnemonic seed, replace --restore-deterministic-wallet with --generate-from-keys

Contributors for this Release

This release was the direct result of 29 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 481 commits containing 10 517 new lines of code. We'd like to thank them very much for their time and effort. In no particular order they are:

GUI

You can find the release (and binaries) of the first beta here.
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Welcome to the FLO subreddit! Here you can learn about FLO and its use as a worldwide public record in many blockchain-based applications

FLO: a worldwide public record

http://flo.cash

What is FLO?
FLO is a cryptocurrency that introduces a worldwide public record for storing information. FLO coins are needed to pay for storage capacity, and coins are issued to reward participants for their work to secure and distribute information.
FLO is used to send payments and store data. This encourages building applications because anyone has the ability to write data into FLO.
How does FLO work?
FLO is a network similar to bitcoin where the open ledger is secured by miners competing to find proof-of-work. FLO has its own ledger, called the FLO blockchain, that can be thought of as a digital public space for storing information.

Download

0.15.1.1
Release files https://github.com/floblockchain/flo/releases

Features

Technical Specifications

Block target spacing: 40 seconds
Difficulty retargets every blocks
Block reward: 100 FLO, halving every 800,000 blocks (about 1 year)
Maximum coins: 160 million FLONetwork port: 7312RPC port: 7313

Mining Information

See our mining guide here: https://forum.flo.cash/t/mining-guide-antminer-l3/36

Block explorers

http://flocha.in/
http://network.flo.cash/

Exchanges

Bittrex https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-FLO
Nova https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_FLO/
OpenBazaar https://openbazaar.org/
Komodo https://komodoplatform.com/decentralized-exchange/
Blocknet https://www.blocknet.co/block-dx/
Indacoin https://indacoin.com/
Thecoin.pw Exchange https://trade.thecoin.pw
Coin swap services https://coinswitch.co/http://changenow.io

Social

Twitter http://twitter.com/FLOblockchain
Telegram https://t.me/FLOblockchain
Alexandria Rocket Chat https://chat.alexandria.io
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAELSdJelys5VkE1FuXo2A
Medium Blog https://medium.com/flo-cash
Reddit http://www.reddit.com/FLOblockchain
IRC channel Join #florincoin on http://webchat.freenode.net/
FLO Slack https://florincoin.slack.com/shared_invite/MTgzNDk0MzYxMjY5LTE0OTQ4MTgzMDEtNGIwYzI4NjkwNw

Merchants

http://cryptocloudhosting.org/order
https://cointopay.com/

Notable Partnerships:

California Institute of Technology- https://etdb.caltech.edu/
Overstock's tZERO - https://www.tzero.com/
Open Index Protocol Working Group- https://github.com/oipwg / http://oip.wiki/
Medici Ventures- www.mediciventures.com

Apps running on top of the FLO blockchain:

https://flo.cash/dapps.html
OIP apps
Open Index Protocol - https://oip.wiki/
Alexandria - https://alexandria.io/browse
California Institute of Technology - https://etdb.caltech.edu/browse
Medici Ventures - https://www.mediciventures.com/
Block Header - https://t.me/blockheader
FLO native apps
Overstock's tZERO - https://www.tzero.com/
Shared Secret - http://www.sharedsecret.net/
Notarize with Flotorizer - http://flotorizer.net/
World Mood - http://worldmood.io/
Aterna Love - https://github.com/metacoin/aternaloveXcertify - https://github.com/akhil2015/Xcertify

Links

Official web site http://www.flo.cash
Github links for Alexandria, OIP, Ranchi, and FLO
https://github.com/floblockchain
https://github.com/oipwg
https://github.com/dloa
https://github.com/RanchiMall
FLO Foundation http://flo.foundation
Roadmap https://trello.com/b/jFlPhrzW/florincoin-roadmap
Florincoin and Alexandria presentation @ BitDevs NYC 5/24/17 https://twitter.com/Official_Florin/status/867614281868726273
Florincoin @ CryptoCurrency Convention NYC 4/9/14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U7MXAYCXGc
Florin article @ bitcoinist http://bitcoinist.net/exclusive-qa-with-joseph-fiscella-florincoin-and-decentralized-applications/
Blockchain bootstrap from http://cryptochainer.com/dihttps://mega.nz/#!u15HSADT!nstJ67-mKnWZbMPwddeRJoxEnNneS_94yTfLHoeNQyg
FLO market data read from FLO blockchain visualised http://iquidus.io:5000/
The Decentralized Library of Alexandria - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup 08/15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiZnjM7Y7Cs
Blocktech Project Alexandria v0.4 alpha Intro and Walkthrough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_u-ndscZjY
Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcuj_xILct0
FLO History
Launched June 17th 2013, the first coin with a metadata field on the blockchain for the purpose of building blockchain applications.
2013 * Jun 17th: FLO released with no pre-mine and no ICO https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.0 * Jul 9th: Florincoin is the 61st coin added to Cryptsy, the first major altcoin exchange * Sep 9th: Created the first block explorer, florinexchange.com/explorer, an open source explorer which is later replaced with https://florincoin.info * Nov 27th: Coordinated with Skyangel on a hard-fork (required update) to increase the transaction comment size to 528 bytes https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg3731680#msg3731680 * Dec 10th: Started work on new website * Dec 16th: Songs of Love, a charity for children based in NYC, beings accepting FLO donations to make customized songs for children in need
2014 * Feb 1st: Created the FLO twitter account https://twitter.com/floblockchain (Originally @Official_Florin) * Feb 1st: Created a website, Aterna Love, to store valentine's day messages in the blockchain. Those messages still exist today * Feb 12th: Promoted FLO at the bitcoin center in NYC, with interview by Naomi Brockwell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbeYJID7Ewg * Mar 2nd: Launched new florincoin.org website * Mar 20th: Florincoin subreddit created https://reddit.com/floblockchain (originally /florincoin) * Apr 9th: Presentation about Florincoin at the 1st Cryptocurrency Convention at the scholastic auditorium in NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giUL0Wiaz1M * Apr 12th: skyangel releases Florin v0.6.5.13, a hard fork at block 426000, causing FLO to start adjusting difficulty every block https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg6191701#msg6191701 * Jun 21st: skyangel releases Florin v0.8.7.2, up to date with the latest Litecoin codebase https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg7440510#msg7440510 * Jun 22nd: bitcoinist.net article: exclusive Q&A with Joseph Fiscella http://bitcoinist.com/exclusive-qa-with-joseph-fiscella-florincoin-and-decentralized-applications/ * Sep 20th: Alexandria team meets in San Diego to work on the project as a team for the first time * Oct 4th: Inside Bitcoins Las Vegas conference with the Alexandria Booth
2015 * Jan 1st: FLO and Alexandria mentioned in a chapter about blockchain applications in Melanie Swan's book Blockchain: A Blueprint for a New Economy http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920037040.do * Mar 3rd: Released the first golang SDK for Florincoin, foundation, on github: - https://github.com/metacoin/foundation - https://github.com/metacoin/flojson * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Bittrex * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Poloniex * Apr 17th: Alexandria 0.4 walkthrough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_u-ndscZjY * Jun 10th: n-o-d-e.net interview with Alexandria https://n-o-d-e.net/alexandria.html * Jun 25th: Alexandria historian is born and begins recording historic data on the blockchain * Jun 29th: VICE article about Alexandria released: Could Cyberwar Cause a Library of Alexandria Event? https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ae3p4p/could-cyberwar-cause-a-library-of-alexandria-event * Aug 5th: LA times article about Blockchain Technology Group / Alexandria http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cutting-edge-blockchain-20150809-story.html * Sep 24th: CoinTelegraph article about Alexandria https://cointelegraph.com/news/a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-decentralized-media * Dec 9th: Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcuj_xILct0 * Dec 16th: Alexandria booth at Inside Bitcoins San Diego https://i.imgur.com/zZWi31F.jpg
2016 * Mar 25th: FLO 0.10.4.0 released by Bitspill and the Alexandria team, as well as a pool mining historian blocks https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg14314984#msg14314984 * Apr 8th: FLO used to store Libertarian Party votes in blockchain https://www.coindesk.com/libertarian-party-texas-logs-votes-presidential-electors-blockchain/ * May 3rd: Alexandria meetup in NYC (video URL missing) * Jun 19th: FLO 0.10.4.4 recommended update to latest Litecoin codebase * Nov 27: Alexandria presentation at DAppHack Berlin 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwqkmK9aTXs
2017 * May 15th: FLO meetup in NYC, Telegram channel created https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.1560 * May 25th: FLO/Alexandria presentation lived streamed from BitDevs NYC: https://twitter.com/FLOblockchain/status/867614281868726273 * July 12th: Introducing Alexandria and the Open Index Protocol https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@m3ta/introducing-alexandria-and-the-open-index-protocol * July 28th: Amy's blog post about the Alexandria team's visit to San Diego https://medium.com/@amyellajames/build-faster-51712d0ed51d * Aug 20th: Valentin Jesse creates a FLO touchbar app for the 2017 MacBookPro https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg21047455#msg21047455 * Nov 29th: New logo and new website concept released and revealed to community in the rebranding initiative https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg25431477#msg25431477 * Dec 22nd: New website launched: https://flo.cash * Dec 22nd: Flotorizer launched at flotorizer.net, Medium article written by Davi Ortega describing the creation of a FLO blockchain application as a non-programmer https://medium.com/@ortega_science/flotorizer-an-experiment-on-blockchain-for-noobs-5dfb3aa6bbd2 * Dec 24th: FLO Community Update https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@m3ta/flo-community-update-december-2017 * Dec 31st: SharedSecret.net, the first blockchain-based implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing algorithm, is live (again created by Davi Ortega)
2018 * Jan 13th: Live-streaming FLO dev on twitch.tv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbk8FrbF7k * Jan 18th: FLO python SDK released https://github.com/metacoin/flo-python-sdk * Jan 18th: FLO added to brainwalletX https://github.com/brainwalletX/brainwalletX.github.io/pull/5/files * Jan 18th: FLO C# SDK released https://github.com/adreno-abhi/Flo-CSharp-SDK * Feb 23th: FLO partners with YBF Ventures http://ybfventures.com/worlds-first-web-3-0-hub-ybf-mesh/ * Mar 20th: FLO releases version 0.15 with segwit support, up-to-date with current Bitcoin and Litecoin codebases: https://github.com/floblockchain/flo/releases * May 1st: SPV wallet floj is open-sourced by Alexandria and Medici teams https://github.com/floj-org/floj * July 17th: FLO summit 2018 held in San Diego https://twitter.com/FLOblockchain/status/1018858384534179842 * July 26th: Website updated with dapps dashboard https://twitter.com/flo_development/status/1022534376226213890
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How to setup a lightning wallet

These instructions will help you setup a lightning wallet to pay for products at the Blockstream store or any other ln node.....
 **BE CAREFUL, use small amounts of Bitcoin as they can be lost!!!** 
sudo apt-get install -y autoconf automake build-essential git libtool libgmp-dev libsqlite3-dev python python3 net-tools
git clone https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning.git
cd lightning
make
lightningd/lightningd --network=bitcoin --rgb=ff00ff --alias =Your_Alias --ipaddr=Your_Public_IP --log-level=debug
cli/lightning-cli newaddr
cli/lightning-cli connect 02f6725f9c1c40333b67faea92fd211c183050f28df32cac3f9d69685fe9665432 104.198.32.198 9735
cli/lightning-cli fundchannel 02f6725f9c1c40333b67faea92fd211c183050f28df32cac3f9d69685fe9665432 200000
cli/lightning-cli listpeers
Once the channel is up, your node alias will appear on the network graph here;
https://lnmainnet.gaben.win/
Now you can go to the Blockstream store make an order and pay it with this command. Copy paste the bolt11 payment string provided on the checkout page.
cli/lightning-cli pay
And thats it!! If you need assistance, ask here anytime;
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23c-lightning
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Beginner's Guide: Where to start & FAQ!

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Welcome to /Litecoin!

(Re-post of u/Sparkswont cuz it was archived)
Whether you're new to cryptocurrency and have no clue what a 'litecoin' is, or a seasoned investor in cryptocurrencies, the resources below will answer all your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments!

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Litecoin is one of the largest, oldest, and most used cryptocurrencies in the world. Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin uses blockchain technology to process transactions.
So what's the difference? To process a block, Litecoin takes 2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoins 10 minutes. This allows for faster processing times. Litecoin also has the capability to produce a total of 84 million units, compared to Bitcoins 21 million. In addition, Litecoin uses scrypt in its proof-of-work algorithm, a sequential memory-hard function requiring asymptotically more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard.
Still confused? Take a look at this video!

Where can I buy Litecoin?

There are many websites and applications where you can buy and sell Litecoin, but make sure the exchange you are using is trusted and secure. Here are some exchanges that are trusted in the cryptocurrency community:
Exchange
Coinbase USD/Euro/GBP
Bithump KRW
OKCoin Euro/Yen/USD
OKex CNY
Btcmarkets.net AUD
Bitso MXN
Zebpay INR

Where can I securely store Litecoin?

Litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is stored in a digital wallet. When storing Litecoin, you want to make sure you trust the place you store them. This is why it is best to store them yourself through the electrum wallet. It is highly suggested to not store your Litecoin in an exchange (such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Bittrex, etc.) because you don't control the private keys. If the exchange ever goes offline, or becomes insolvent, your Litecoin essentially disappear.
Some other options are:
Wallet
Electrum Lightweight Wallet
Official Core Wallet
LiteVault Secure Web Wallet
Paper Wallet Instructions

If you're a fan of mobile devices, then Loafwallet is the wallet for you. Developed by a Litecoin Foundation Dev, losh11, this mobile wallet works great! And remember to always make sure to write down your seedkeys.

Hardware wallets are another great option, in fact, they are said to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrencies. Below is a list of the litecoin flexible hardware wallets.
Wallet
Ledger
Trezor
Keepkey

Where can I spend Litecoin?

Litecoin is in the top ten of all cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Websites are rapidly adopting Litecoin as a method of payment as well. If you yourself want to accept LTC as a business, you can refer to these merchant manuals. Alternatively, if you would like to explore websites that accept Litecoin, head over to /AcceptingLTC.
Here are also several of our favorite merchants accepting Litecoin.

Where can I discuss Litecoin?

The Litecoin community is extremely kind and robust. There are many forums and places where you can discuss Litecoin with others who are interested in the currency. Here are the main ones:
Platform
Reddit
Litecoin Markets Subreddit
Discord
Official Forum
IRC

Additional Resources and Help

If you have more questions, or are genuinely interested in learning more about Litecoin then be sure to read this series. If you have a specific question that you can't seem to find the answer too, ask below and someone will help you out!
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How I was scammed of 42.5 BTC last night.

(TL:DR - Escrow scam. Forums. DON'T DO IT!!!)
Morning Redditors,
This is the story of how I gave away over £12,000 of Bitcoins last night to a conman. I hope that it is a good read, up there with other true crime stories like The Hatton Garden Heist or Making of a Murderer but I can't promise crowbars let alone a murder. The real purpose of this story is to make sure no one else ends up being scammed like I did.
Two days ago I watched with my brother the escalation of Ethereum up into the night sky, a twinkling $2 star. We discussed making an investment in Eth as our mining operation at 126 MH/s didn't instill the same sense of excitement from the rising Eth price. What if we had not spent £900 on the rig but simply invested it at 90 cents. We'd surely be laughing now. Not watching tears puddle.
Now it isn't straight forward buying Eth, first you have to get some Bitcoin and then use that on an exchange site to get Eth. Being a tight arse I spent a long time googling how to get hold of Eth in the cheapest possible way without buying it for $2.2 or more. That's when...
Scanning the https://forum.ethereum.org/categories/sale I spotted a guy who wanted to sell over 32,000 Eth. The dream was to be able to afford vanilla latte's whenever I went out. A mere 1000 Eth would be plenty...
Exhibit 1 This is the post I clicked on and private messaged the guy..
"I'll offer you 4.5 BTC for 1000 ETH". That's about $1.8 per ETH.
"I can sell you more 10k ETH for 42,5 btc if you want to buy." About $1.7 per ETH.
"Hmmm. I'm interested, but want to know a bit more. How would this transfer work? How do I know I won't get scammed :) Sorry. Thanks" Slap myself so hard it cuts my quivering lip
"It's ok and i respect yours question . We can use any escrow , also i have 15600 ETH and i will sell them all.Ok, escrow is ok for me."
"Ok. I've never used an escrow before, do you know a particular one that is good?"
"https://webchat.freenode.net/ channel #ethereum DEV is Animazing , join here pls"
Exhibit 2
OK so it should be like on a submarine when the alarms go mental, all the internal cogs firing warnings. Yeah I obviously had a few doubts but the guy was so convincing and confident.. bloody con men.
-------- PART 2 --------
This is not easy to write. I'd prefer to simply forget and move on and not go on any holidays for a while.
You may have noticed how my initial 1000 ETH request turned into 10,000 ETH! Just like that. Hey, why not? We could sell it on almost immediately for more. OK. That's most of my savings but imagine the reward. And so easy. Easy money. If it looks to good... blah blah. bullshit.
So we're doing escrow. ESCROW. Someone mentioned that once somewhere, it's that safe way of transferring money via a middle mediator who makes sure both sides give him the money before he passes it on. Everyone is happy. And safe. I googled escrow naturally as I didn't know much about it. Still don't. But the fact is there wasn't an obviously site that jumped out and said "I look safe and modern, do escrow with me!". So I kindly asked the conman to recommend somewhere and he directed me to the chatrooms of Ethereum.
Fucking hell. Anyway on we go.
--- NEW SCENE: https://webchat.freenode.net/ #ethereum ---
The guy StrongEth has the name 'Navigator' now. He directs me to a private chat room with a guy called @'Animazing. I have no idea who this is. I am reprimanded by @'Animazing for my ignorance. He is an Ethereum dev and forum moderator. Oops, I don't want to ruin the deal. I apologise for my ignorance. Navigator also apologises on my behalf and then tells me not to worry in our own private chatroom.
[19:07] <@Animazing> i/m Moderator [19:07] <@Animazing> and who are you ? [19:08] <+lifeofplum> I'm just a guy who wants to buy some eth [19:08] <+lifeofplum> Ok but I don't see what stops you running with our coins? [19:08] <@Animazing> Then go search who i'm [19:08] <@Animazing> before you say anything [19:09] <+Navigator> sorry man [19:09] <+Navigator> He don't know, he is new [19:09] <@Animazing> I don't care Navigator who is who [19:09] <+Navigator> i know [19:10] <@Animazing> He need to checked before he cross in Ethereum community [19:11] <@Animazing> http://pgp.cs.uu.nl/paths/85BE4B0C/to/695506FD.html [19:11] <@Animazing> ifeofplum [19:11] <@Animazing> http://pgp.cs.uu.nl/paths/85BE4B0C/to/695506FD.html [19:11] <@Animazing> FIRST READ [19:11] <+lifeofplum> look i'm going to need to do a bit of research, this is just going a bit too quick sorry [19:12] <@Animazing> https://redditjs.comanimazing [19:17] <@Animazing> So guys
To be honest I had no idea what these pgp images showed. But they looked legit to me.. Me. Who knows nothing about escrow or pgp. Dick head. Exhibit 3 - PGP link
My next quest was to get hold of 42.5 BTC. No easy task. Especially when you are not verified on any of the main sites. After a couple of hours deliberating and coming up with nothing I tell Navigator it is no good, maybe we can try again tomorrow. I was going to play a boardgame downstairs (Castles of Burgundy) so was quite happy to leave it there. Navigator says "try LocalBitcoins". The price was £293.46 per BTC and I would deal with a individual seller. Hmmm. I wasn't too sure about this. But I thought it seemed alright and could be done quickly so I went ahead. Doing it in two installments of 20 BTC and then 22.5 BTC .. to be safe!!!! Ha. Well it went perfectly well.
That was maybe another point where I got further sucked into his web. Now I had trusted one random guy on the internet and it had gone well. Why would I doubt Navigator? Eh?
The excitement was beginning to build. Imagine 10,000 ETH. Imagine when the price climbs higher. This is my moment. At the time I remember thinking.. "look back on this date as one of those days when your life changed". Oh god. The writing was on the wall in front of my face.
!!!ATTENTION: people have been impersonating Ethereum staff. Please note: we will NEVER advise you on an investment, ask for private keys etc. Be careful !!!
I even brought this up with Navigator..
"Yeah you have to be careful". We can trust @'Animazing though 100%."
Fuck a doodle do. Animazing gave me his bitcoin address. I send the 42.5 BTC to that address. He tells me to be patient, it can take up to 20 minutes to reach him. We wait 16 minutes exactly until it is confirmed.
[22:53] <@Animazing> i POST BTC address [22:53] <@Animazing> 1AA3DK4ru2musrEuduyg4dSofCieZteUAW [22:53] <+lifeofplum> ok [22:54] Ok 42,5 btc for 10000 ETH [22:54] <+lifeofplum> Right [22:54] <+lifeofplum> Sending now [22:54] <@Animazing> Ok [22:54] <+lifeofplum> Sent [22:55] <@Animazing> Ok [22:56] <@Animazing> waiting to confirmation [22:58] <+lifeofplum> how long does this normally take for transfer? [22:58] <@Animazing> still unconfirmed [22:58] <@Animazing> 20 min [22:59] <+lifeofplum> ok [23:12] <+lifeofplum> 1 confirmation i think [23:12] <@Animazing> yes , still waiting [23:18] <+lifeofplum> I see "3 confirmations" for the transaction in my wallet now [23:19] <@Animazing> wait pls [23:22] <@Animazing> 2 confirmation [23:22] <@Animazing> in the wallet [23:22] <@Animazing> just wait 1 more [23:32] == `Animazing [[email protected]/web/cgi-irc/kiwiirc.com/ip.195.242.222.166] has quit [Quit: http://www.kiwiirc.com/ - A hand crafted IRC client] [23:32] == Navigator [[email protected]/web/freenode/ip.195.242.222.166] has quit [Quit: Page closed]
Hold on. Why did they both leave at exactly the same time? Stay calm, it's ok. Maybe the chatroom went down. But I was still here, other people too - enquiring about how to get their mining rig running in Geth. That black hole of doubt started sucking me in. Little by little until I was overcome. This cannot be. No way. There must be an explanation.
@Animazing was still in the forum but when I tried messaging him I was told he way away. Hmm. Why had he suddenly disappeared? Surely everything would be OK - if he were a main dev of Ethereum he couldn't run away. THINK.
Navigator had sent that pgp image and there was an email address for one Jeffrey Wilcke. I googled him, he was definitely a real person. Everything would be fine. I could hunt him down in Amsterdam on my bicycle if need be. So I emailed him. No reply.
Found Animazing on Reddit - "Where are you? We were in the middle of escrow."
Found Ethereum on Facebook - Private message "Do you know Animazing? I need to speak to him asap."
What to do? Had I really just lost £12,748? Cycling through the stages of grief.
Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression...
Surely someone would know Animazing in the chatrooms. I spammed everyone. You know when you exert yourself or find yourself really panicked and high on adrenaline, and you just don't care about anything - no inhibitions. Well now I was at this point. Someone needed to tell me something. Finally some guy called kopykat seemed a bit wise to the situation..
"What was his name exactly?" he asked.
"Animazing"
"Can you copy and paste it?"
"@'Animazing"
"Well that isn't Animazing. Do you see the '? It's a fake account. An impersonator."
The final torpedo had hit. The submarine was going to rest on the bed, the people resigned to be entombed for eternity among the fishes. ANGER. HOW COULD I BE SO STUPID?
PART 3 - Today. 25th January. After the night before.
An awful night of anxiety, there was no cold side to the pillow anymore. At around 9am I received an email from an Ethereum developer - the real Animazing - who I had Facebooked last night:
"I'm afraid you got scammed. I have never done nor will I ever do an escrow."
Bargaining. It can't have been for nothing. As I rolled sweaty in the night head spinning like the stars above I thought about how this could possibly be a positive thing in my life. I would sell my story and make my money back! HA. Nope, that would mean everyone would know how much a fool I am. I don't want to be a fool to the world. I can keep that to myself.
Maybe this is my way in to a job at Ethereum? Some people do actually have to pay for internships these days. Nope, it is time to be realistic and go and chop some wood. It won't know what hit it.
The final stage of grief hit me late this morning: Acceptance.
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Monero at the 35C3 – 35th Chaos Communication Congress, 27.-30.December 2018, Leipzig, Germany

As in 2017 there will also a Monero Assembly during 35C3 in Leipzig, Germany (here is a bit of historic background).
tldr; go to the taiga workgroup wiki on taiga.getmonero.org to see the current status
The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) is the largest (and oldest) hacker association in europe (see Wikipedia). Originating from Germany, it has spread over Europe and organizes numerous events. Most important the annual Chaos Communication Congress between christmas and new years eve. It is considered one of the largest (over 13,000 attendees) events of this kind, alongside the DEF CON in Las Vegas. Besides the top-class Main Talks, which all get recorded there are other formats such as assemblies and so called “self organized sessions”.
In 2016 the RIAT Crypto Assembly (see 33C3 Wiki and cache) featured crypto-based workshops with Monero, and Tomu 2FA devices and was the initial (mini) implementation of Monero at C3. IN 2016 the Bitcoin Assembly was the only other “Cryptocurrency” Assembly. In 2017 we had a combined RIAT/Monero/Bitcoin “Village”. The Monero December meetup in Vienna served as a real-life meeting in order to prepare the Monero Assembly. Communication and organisation was via hackpad and reddit.
This year we are using the taiga wiki on taiga.getmonero.org to and the IRC channel #monero-ccc to coordinate. The next IRC meeting of the workgroup will be on 2018-11-07 17:00 UTC on "monero-community".
What happened so far:

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[UPDATE] Uncensored Bitcoin IRC channel now has 30 users: #bitcoinchat on irc.freenode.net:6667

Hello all!
Yesterday, I announced a new uncensored Bitcoin IRC channel.
Today, I am happy to report that we now have 30 35 40 users after just a single day.
This channel could not have come soon enough, as we now have Bitcoin devs threatened with being banned from the other Bitcoin channel.
IRC on your IRC Client
IRC in your Browser
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[UPDATE] Uncensored Bitcoin IRC channel now has 50 users and won't be shut down: #bitcoinchat on irc.freenode.net:6667

A few day ago, I announced a new uncensored Bitcoin IRC channel. Today, I am happy to report that we now have 50 users after just three days.
I would also like to thank the team at Bitcoin.com for listing this channel on https://irc.bitcoin.com/
This was an incredibly important step, because Freenode suggests that channels be associated with a project: https://freenode.net/policies
"Channels on freenode fall into one of two categories. Primary channels, which begin with a single # character, are reserved for on-topic projects. If you’d like to take over one of these channels, then you’ll need to be associated in some way with the project in question."
I have noticed that some people have drawn attention to this, and was worried about some bad actors mis-informing Freenode and trying to get this uncensored channel shut down. Happy to report that this is no longer a risk!
IRC on your IRC Client
IRC in your Browser
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Important Links for Zcash Noobs

Here are some handy links for anyone just finding about Zcash and wants to know more:
What is Zcash?
http://fortune.com/2017/12/18/jp-morgan-bitcoin-zcash-wilcox/
https://z.cash/about.html
Zcash Future Plans
Zcash Foundation roadmap for 2020: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/eng-roadmap-2020/
Electric Coin Company roadmap for 2020: https://electriccoin.co/blog/ecc-flight-plan-for-2020/
https://z.cash/support/schedule.html
Zcash Getting Started Guide
https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html
Zcash Github + Projects
https://github.com/zcash/zcash
https://github.com/zcash/zcash/projects
Zcash Milestones:
https://github.com/zcash/zcash/milestones
Zcash Block Explorers:
https://explorer.zcha.in
https://zcash.blockexplorer.com
https://zcashnetwork.info
https://explorer.z.cash
FAQ about Zcash
https://z.cash/support/faq.html
How Can I Start Mining?
https://www.zcashcommunity.com/mining/
How Can I Run a Node?
https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html
Zcash Sprout Trusted Setup Parameters
https://z.cash/blog/the-design-of-the-ceremony.html
https://z.cash/blog/generating-zcash-parameters.html
New Sapling Parameter Generation
https://blog.z.cash/completion-of-the-sapling-mpc/
https://z.cash.foundation/blog/powers-of-tau/
Zcash Protocol Specification
https://github.com/zcash/zips/blob/masteprotocol/protocol.pdf
The Zcash Proof Of Work: Equihash
https://z.cash/blog/why-equihash.html
Zcash Forum:
https://forum.zcashcommunity.com
Zcash Community Website:
https://www.zcashcommunity.com
Zcash Chat:
https://discord.gg/U8xUt2v
IRC:
irc.oftc.net or https://webchat.freenode.net in channel #zcash
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RetroShare Feature List

Information directly from Team Retroshare DevBlog:
RetroShare Features:
HowTo test RetroShare
ChatServer / IntroServer for making new Friends
RetroShare on Embedded Devices
From Unofficial Wiki
RetroShare on FreenodeIRC
RetroShare on Twitter
RetroShare on GitHub and SourceForge
Plugin Structure
How to Contribute
If you have questions, feel free to ask!
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Looking for quality discussion about all things Bitcoin? Check out CyrptoCrypt!

CryptoCrypt.org is holding its first (and maybe only) open enrollment period! The open enrollment period will last for up to 72 hours from the time of this posting.
Cryptocrypt.org was started near the beginning of this year in response to the frequent failures of other common forums. The quality of discussion is high. Trolling, multiple accounts per person, doxing, and all ad hominem attacks are forbidden. Any of which results in swift banning. This has created a low volume but high quality discussion venue for people that are productively doing things with Bitcoin.
Waste less time, get more done, come to the forum where passion meets capability, CryptoCrypt.org!
Come chat with us on IRC! If everything is good, you'll have an invite in no time!
Check out our News section for a sneak peak.
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Community takeover of the exchange

Fellows:
What if we staged a community takeover of MTGox?
What if we built a non-profit exchange for the purpose of regenerating the missing funds and saving Bitcoin from this blight.
We have the skills.
Would traders rally together to use the exchange?
It could work. We can do this.
We can turn this into the best possible response that Bitcoin history could record.
We can show governments and banks around the world that we can regulate ourselves, that Bitcoin is here to stay.
Update
Twitter - https://twitter.com/projectgox and https://twitter.com/MtGoxInitiative
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/MtGox-Recovery-Initiative/1394428424158424
Email - [email protected]
Open Letter to Mark Karpeles: Voluntary Reorganization is the Best Option for Us All http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1yyrvf/open_letter_to_mark_karpeles_voluntary/?sort=new
Bitcoin talk thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=489949.0
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There are lots of nice communities on IRC with rooms for discussing various topics and people giving free support for problems

You can access the Freenode IRC channel through your web browser here: http://webchat.freenode.net/
Channels begin with # and you can specify multiple ones using a , between them. i.e #bitcoin, #electrum, #coinbase
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Passing the Bitcoin around the World (Starts Tonight!)

The goal here is to pass a transaction of Bitcoin around the world as quickly as possible. Now we have a few participates lined up, and I can see that a website and some support would make this much more fun.
Talking to folks, we might make it a "pass the hat" exercise to donate to a charity. Like to the Oklahoma Tornado disaster, or AIDs relief.
This particular exercise is going to go to some charity accepting BTC, to be decided in the comments. And to that end, people should pass the BTC along per the rules, and may make a separate donation directly if they wish.
You can read the original post for Passing Bitcoin here
The list so far:
To follow in real time:
I have set up an IRC channel #bitpass on Freenode. We will use the same hash (#bitpass) on twitter
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CFP Bitcoin Scalability Workshop (Sept 12-13), Montreal Canada | Pindar Wong | Aug 11 2015

Pindar Wong on Aug 11 2015:
Bitcoin Scalability Workshops
In recent months the Bitcoin development community has faced difficult
discussions of how to safely improve the scalability and decentralized
nature of the Bitcoin network. To aid the technical consensus building
process we are organizing a pair of workshops to collect technical
criteria, present proposals and evaluate technical materials and data with
academic discipline and analysis that fully considers the complex tradeoffs
between decentralization, utility, security and operational realities. This
may be considered as similar in intent and process to the NIST-SHA3 design
process where performance and security were in a tradeoff for a security
critical application.
Since Bitcoin is a P2P currency with many stakeholders, it is important to
collect requirements as broadly as possible, and through the process
enhance everyone’s understanding of the technical properties of Bitcoin to
help foster an inclusive, transparent, and informed process.
Those with technical interest are invited to participate in this pair of
workshops with the following intent:
Phase 1: Scene setting, evaluation criteria, and tradeoff analysis.
Montreal, Canada: September 12th-13th, 2015
Scalability is not a single parameter; there are many opportunities to make
the Bitcoin protocol more efficient and better able to service the needs of
its growing userbase. Each approach to further scaling the Bitcoin
blockchain involves implicit trade offs of desired properties of the whole
system. As a community we need to raise awareness of the complex and subtle
issues involved, facilitate deeper research and testing of existing
proposals, and motivate future work in this area.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the general tradeoffs and
requirements of any proposal to scale Bitcoin beyond its present limits.
Session topics are to include the presentation of experimental data
relating to known bottlenecks of Bitcoin’s continued growth and analysis of
implicit tradeoffs involved in general strategies for enabling future
growth.
This event will not host sessions on the topic of any specific proposals
involving changes to the Bitcoin protocol. Such proposals would be the
topic of a 2nd, follow-on Phase 2 workshop described below; this event is
intended to “set the stage” for work on and evaluation of specific
proposals in the time between the workshops.
Phase 2 will be planned out further as part of Phase 1 with input from the
participants.
Phase 2: Presentation and review of technical proposals, with simulation,
benchmark results.
Hong Kong, SAR, China: TBD Nov/Dec 2015
Hopefully to be easier for the Chinese miners to attend, the second
workshop pertaining to actual block size proposals is to be planned for
Hong Kong roughly in the late November to December timeframe.
The purpose of this workshop is to present and review actual proposals for
scaling Bitcoin against the requirements gathered in Phase 1. Multiple
competing proposals will be presented, with experimental data, and compared
against each other. The goal is to raise awareness of scalability issues
and build a pathway toward consensus for increasing Bitcoin’s transaction
processing capacity or, barring that, identify key areas of further
required research and next steps for moving forward.
Preliminarily, Phase 2 will be a time to share results from experiments
performed as a result of Phase 1 and an opportunity to discuss new
developments.
How do the Workshops work?
-
Both events will be live-streamed with remote participation facilitated
via IRC for parallel online discussion and passing questions to the event.
-
These workshops aim to facilitate the existing Bitcoin Improvement
Proposals (BIP)[1] process. Most work will be done outside of the workshops
in the intervening months. The workshops serve to be additive to the design
and review process by raising awareness of diverse points of view, studies,
simulations, and proposals.
-
Travel, venue details, and accommodation recommendation are available at
scalingbitcoin.org. Registration begins August 12th at an early-bird
ticket price of $150 USD until September 3rd. The ticket prices do not come
close to covering the venue expense and travel subsidies, hence the need
for corporate sponsors.
-
Please see the FAQ at scalingbitcoin.org which should answer most other
questions.
Travel Subsidies for Independent/Academic Researchers
There will be an application process for independent or academic
researchers to apply for travel assistance to help cover the expense of
airfare and hotel fees up to $1,000 per qualified presenter who intends to
give a presentation. The four underwriters of this event have agreed to
jointly review applications and cover the travel subsidies for qualified
presenters. See scalingbitcoin.org for details.
Sponsors of the Montreal Workshop
The first workshop is hosted and with logistics handled by the Montreal
consultancy CryptoMechanics <http://cryptomechanics.com>.
The Underwriters jointly responsible for venue expenses and researcher
travel subsidies are currently the MIT Digital Currency Initiative,
Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, and Chain.com.
Current sponsors include: Cryptsy, BitcoinTalk, Final Hash, Blockstream,
MIT DCI, Chaincode Labs, IDEO Futures, Kraken, and Chain.com.
Additional sponsors are needed. Please see scalingbitcoin.org for
sponsorship details or contact me directly via < pindar dot wong at
gmail.com >
Online Workshop Resources
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Bitcoin-Workshops-Announce list
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/bitcoin-workshops-announce
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Bitcoin-Workshops discussion list
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/bitcoin-workshops
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#bitcoin-workshops chat on the Freenode IRC network
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=bitcoin-workshops
Call for Proposals/Papers/Presentations
If you have any research relevant to issues surrounding Bitcoin
scalability, your proposal for a presentation at the Montreal workshop
would be most welcome. Please see scalingbitcoin.org for submission
details.
Pindar Wong
Chair, Montreal Workshop Planning Committee
Chairman, VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd.
[1] https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Improvement_Proposals
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Welcome to the Florincoin subreddit! This thread holds important introductory info on the technology behind Florincoin, how to mine, and how it's used in the wild

FLORINCOIN
Florincoin is the first cryptocurrency to implement the transaction-comment feature, also known as "tx-comment" and "the text comment field". Transaction comments can be used simply as a greeting, a means of communication, a permanent historical record of data, and in more complex cases it is as a basis for advanced peer-to-peer application layers.
Florincoin was created by bitcointalk.org user skyangel on June 17, 2013. The hashing algorithm is scrypt, and its core code is a fork of the Litecoin project. The transaction comment capability is a major improvement upon existing crypto currencies, and this subreddit is a collection of ideas, information, and use-cases for this powerful blockchain technology called Florincoin.
Official Website
Official Download Links
Block Explorers
Official Twitter
Official bitcointalk.org thread
Mining Pools (scrypt algorithm)
Florincoin.info faucet
Cryptocointalk thread
Charity accepting FLO
#florin on IRC
color coin
Open-source gaming protocol using the Blockchain as a store of game outcomes
Eternal love messages stored on the blockchain
Florin articles
Live presentations, talks, and other notable Florincoin mentions in the media
Other notable websites
This thread will be edited and improved upon as the amount of information grows. Make any suggestions and additional comments below, and we will update this thread as the information starts coming in.
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