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Establishing a smart contract commercial scenario: Chainlink, Zk-Snarks and sharding technology work together to make the ultimate killer

This text was translated from Chinese, open following link in Chrome and translate to see all images:
https://bihu.com/article/1242138347
EDIT: found an English text with pictures:
https://medium.com/@rogerfeng/making-smart-contracts-work-for-business-how-chainlink-zk-snarks-sharding-finally-delivered-8f268af75ca2
Author: Feng Jie translation: Liu Sha
“The highest state of technology is to integrate into the various scenes of everyday life, to fade away from high-tech outerwear and become a part of everyday life.” – Mark Weiser
People in the future will not even think that smart contracts are "innovative." By that time, smart contracts would permeate every aspect of life, and people couldn't even imagine what the era of non-digital currency would look like.
Later historians may divide human business history into two eras, the pre-smart contract era and the post-smart contract era. After all, digital money has brought unprecedented changes to the nature and patterns of business practices in the real world. An anonymous member of the Chainlink community once said: "Smart contracts can change the DNA of the business."
Of course, like all the technological revolutions of the past, smart contracts also need to reach a "tipping point" to truly achieve large-scale applications. So we need to ask ourselves two questions:
  1. What exactly is this so-called tipping point?
  2. As of August 2019, have we reached this tipping point?
To reach the tipping point means unlocking the ultimate nirvana of business.
Tipping point We can think about this issue from the perspective of mainstream companies. Imagine what a perfect smart contract platform should look like. What characteristics should this platform have? Or what features must be possessed?
To reach the tipping point, you must establish a public chain with the following four characteristics:
  1. Privacy protection
  2. In addition to the cryptocurrency, the transaction can also be settled in mainstream legal currency and comply with the regulatory requirements of financial markets such as ISO 20022.
  3. Achieve scalability without sacrificing decentralization or security, that is, solving the "impossible triangle problem."
  4. Connect the external data under the chain, that is, solve the "prophecy problem."
Now that we have Chainlink, zk-snarks and sharding technology, we have reached this tipping point.
Next, let's explore how this ultimate nirvana is actually made. Our discussion will be mainly from the perspective of Ethereum, which is still the top smart contract platform for community size and mainstream applications.
So what about the private chain?
Before delving into it, I want to take the time to solve an unavoidable problem. The mainstream view has always believed that the private chain is a more suitable solution for the enterprise. Therefore, we first dialectically analyze the two advantages and two major drawbacks of the private chain.
Disadvantages
  1. Centralization leads to relatively lower security
It's not surprising that IBM and Maersk's blockchain freight alliances have a hard time finding customers who are willing to join. How can other freight companies be willing to let their biggest competitors (Maersk) verify their trading data? Only madmen dare to do this.
  1. The staking of the horses occupy the hills:
This problem is even more serious than centralization. John Wolpert, co-founder of the IBM blockchain, wrote an excellent article called Breaking the Barriers to Realize Security: Why Companies Should Embrace the Ethereum Public Chain, which he covered in detail in the article.
If every company builds its own private chain, it will lead to chaos in the mountains. Today's B2B ecosystem is very complex. Imagine the innumerable private chains of the world intertwined to form a huge "spider web." This is not only cost-effective, but also not scalable.
The starting point of the blockchain is to break down barriers instead of building more barriers.
"One day, one of your big buyers called you to ask if you want to join their private chain. You promised. The next day you received a call from the wholesaler to ask you the same question. Then came the supplier, freight. Business, insurance company or even bank, and each company may have several private chains! Finally you have to invest a lot of time and cost to operate dozens of blockchains every day . If there are partners to let you join them at this time The private chain, you might say "Forget it, or fax me the order!" ”—Paul Brody (Ernst & Young)
“Every time you connect two private chains through a system integrator, you have to pay a lot of money .”
Advantage
  1. Scalability: With the Ethereum public chain implementing fragmentation technology, this advantage is rapidly shrinking.
  2. Privacy protection: At this stage, the classification of public chain / private chain is actually not very accurate. The Aztec , Zether, and Nightfall protocols (both based on the zk-snarks protocol) effectively provide a "private chain model" for the Ethereum public chain, allowing it to switch between the public and private chains. Therefore, a more accurate classification should be the alliance chain and the public chain.
By 2020, the label of the public chain/private chain will gradually disappear. The public and private chains will no longer be two opposing concepts. Instead, the concept of publicly traded/private transactions and confidential contracts/open contracts is changed, and the scope of these transactions and contracts varies according to specific needs, either bilaterally or multilaterally or even publicly.
All in all, the private chain has two major drawbacks compared to the public chain. Not only that, but the two major advantages of the private chain are also rapidly disappearing.
“Technology will evolve over time, so there will be a variety of solutions to solve existing problems. Ultimately, the public-chain platform will have the same performance, scalability and data privacy as the private chain, while at the same time ensuring security and Decentralized."
Feature 1: Privacy protection (predictive machine and public chain privacy)
Enigma founder Guy Zyskind once joked in his MIT graduation thesis that smart contracts can only become commercially valuable if they become "confidential contracts." He later proposed that zk-snarks and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) are the most promising solutions. He said nothing wrong.
What is zk-snarks ? Zk-snarks is a zero-knowledge proof mechanism (ZPK). So what is the zero-knowledge proof mechanism? In short: a zero-knowledge proof mechanism allows you to prove that you own certain information without revealing the content of the information.
Vitalik Buterin explained this concept in detail from a technical point of view in an article published in 2017. Hackernoon also wrote an excellent article explaining the concept in an easy-to-understand way with the example of a five-year-old child and Halloween candy.
What is the trusted execution environment? The trusted execution environment lets the code run on closed hardware, and
1 ) The guarantee result cannot be tampered with
2 ) Protecting absolute privacy, even hardware running code can't get confidential information.
The most well-known trusted execution environment is Intel SGX. Chainlink has established a partnership with Intel SGX after acquiring Tom Crier.
Ernst & Young released the Nightfall agreement on Github on May 31, 2019. A well-known accounting firm with a history of 100 years will choose to add privacy features to the public chain instead of developing a private chain. This is a problem.
Since then, the community has been actively developing on this basis, not only to improve the code, but also to develop a plug-and-play Truffle Box for those who are not good at writing code. Blockchain communities and businesses generally rarely collaborate, so these collaborations fully demonstrate the popularity of Nightfall.
Prior to this, two zk-snark-based Ethereum public chain privacy protocols were introduced, namely AZTEC (Consensys) and Zether (Stanford, JPMorgan Chase). An obvious trend is slowly taking shape.
In the field of oracles, Chainlink uses both zero-knowledge proof and a trusted execution environment to complement each other. Trusted execution environments guarantee data privacy, even for nodes that cannot access data (this feature is critical for bank accounts and API keys).
Chainlink is still trying to implement a trusted execution environment, and nodes can access data temporarily, so authentication services are also needed. Although the credible execution environment is almost 100% foolproof, in theory, a strong shield has a spear that can penetrate it. Therefore, the team is currently trying to run zk-snarks in a trusted execution environment (Thomas Hodges mentioned this in the 2019 Trufflecon Q&A session). The combination of the two can form a very robust and complete system. The attacker must find a way to strip all the layers of an onion at the same time to make any effective attack (and it is already difficult to peel off a layer of skin).
“Chainlink combines a trusted execution environment with zero-knowledge proof to build what we call a defense-in-depth system, which means they provide all the tools needed for smart contract developers, including trusted execution environments, multiple nodes, and Data sources, fine margins, reputation systems, asymmetric encryption, zero-knowledge proofs, WASM, and OTP+RNG, these features allow smart contract developers to adjust the confidentiality and cost of contracts based on specific budget and security needs. Machine, Chainlink and its four major application scenarios》
In the future, zk-snarks may be upgraded to zk-starks (a fully transparent zero-knowledge proof mechanism) that protects the system from quantum computer attacks. And the best thing about zk-starks is that it's more scalable than zk-snarks. In other words, it can better protect privacy, and the cost of gas will not increase.
If you want to learn more about zk-starks, you can read a popular science article written by Adam Luciano.
Feature 2: Scalability (scalability of predictive machines and public chains) To understand this problem, we can make an analogy like this:
A public chain is like a large enterprise, and every employee (ie, a node) must attend each meeting (ie, confirm each transaction). Imagine how inefficient this company is! Only customers who have a lot of money (ie gas fees) can get their requests to the forefront. And this is not the most serious problem. The most serious problem is that the more employees (ie nodes) who join the company, the harder it is for the company to function properly! In the end, the company not only failed to expand linearly, but also became smaller and smaller. Although this guarantees decentralization and security to the greatest extent, the price is completely abandoning scalability.
There are various temporary fire fighting solutions, but no one solution can completely solve this "impossible triangle problem." For example, EOS uses the DPOS mechanism (share authorization certification mechanism), where only 21 super nodes (many of which are well-known nodes) are responsible for verifying all transactions.
Sidechains (such as Bitcoin's Lightning Network and Ethereum's lightning network) guarantee scalability and decentralization at the expense of security.
So how to use the fragmentation technology to solve this problem? Let's make another analogy:
In reality, there is only one company that is not too much to ask everyone to attend all meetings, that is, small start-ups (that is, private chains that limit the number of nodes).
In most cases, large companies divide employees into thousands of teams (ie, shards), and each team's principal (ie, the certifier) ​​is responsible for reporting to the senior management (ie, the main chain). If people from different teams need to collaborate (and sometimes also), then they can collaborate by cross-shard receipts. If a new employee joins the company, the team can be re-segmented (ie re-sharding). This allows for linear expansion.
In fact, the process of developing a start-up to a large enterprise is surprisingly similar to the process of Ethereum 1.0 developing into Ethereum 2.0.
“The Ethereum 1.0 period is that several people who are alone are trying to build a world computer; and Ethereum 2.0 will really develop into a world computer.” Vitalik Buterin said in the first piece of the workshop.
Since Ethereum was not originally built on the principle of fragmentation, it takes seven steps to achieve the goal (this is a bit like the word morphing solitaire game). The first step is planned for January 3, 2020.
At the same time, developers can use many other blockchain platforms designed based on the fragmentation principle. Some platforms, including Zilliqa and Quarkchain, are already compatible with Chainlink.
If you want to see more in-depth technical analysis of shards, check out an article by Ramy Zhang.
In the field of oracles, Chainlink has the following two characteristics:
1 ) Use Schnorr threshold signatures to quickly reach consensus in a cost-effective manner. The next version of the chain only needs 16,000 gas.
2 ) We have previously discussed the need to use trusted execution environment hardware to ensure that nodes cannot access sensitive data. Since you have hardware in your hand, you can use it to do some actual computing work, so that you can properly reduce the amount of computation on the smart contract platform.
"With the SGX system (Town Crier) and zero-knowledge proof technology, the oracle can be truly reliable and confidential, so the boundaries between the oracle and the smart contract are beginning to flow... Our long-term strategy... is to let The predictor becomes the key chain of computing resources used by most smart contracts. We believe that the way to achieve this goal is to perform chain operations in the oracle to meet various computing needs, and then send the results to the smart contract."Chainlink White Paper, Section 6.3 (26 pages)
Of course, this “long-term strategy” has certain risks, unless Chainlink can implement a trusted execution environment and its service provider ecosystem can achieve a qualitative leap. However, the Chainlink team's vision is absolutely forward-looking: under-chain computing is a key factor in ensuring that blockchains are not dragged down by large amounts of IoT data.
The Internet of Things has dramatically increased the current state of big data. At present, most of the data is still generated on the software side, and it is not real-time data, and most of the data in the future will be real-time data generated on the sensor side. One of the big drawbacks of real-time data is that it increases storage pressure. For example, Coughlin Associates expects an unmanned car to generate 1G of data per second. This means that the same car will produce 3.6T data per hour!
The only viable solution is to do real-time analysis of the data, rather than storing the data first. In the Global Cloud Index: 2016-2021 Forecast and Methodology White Paper, Cisco predicts that more than 90% of data in 2021 will be analyzed in real time without storage.
That is to say, the essence of data is that it can only exist in just one instant. The nature of the blockchain is not to be modified, so the two are as incompatible as water and oil.
The solution is to analyze the raw data under the chain, extract the meaningful results and send them to the blockchain. The combination of fragmentation technology and trusted execution environment forms a new computing architecture, similar to the cloud computing-fog computing-edge computing architecture.
It should be noted here that it is good to improve computing power, but this is not the main purpose of the blockchain.
The fundamental purpose of the blockchain is not to reduce the original cost of computing and data storage. After all, technology giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Tencent, Alibaba, and Dropbox have built world-class cloud services. The centralized server wins high computational efficiency (but the blockchain will greatly improve the computational efficiency through fragmentation technology, and will catch up with it one day). The value of the blockchain is to reduce the cost of building trust. Nick Szabo calls it "social scalability" (this is a relative concept to the "operational" scalability we have been talking about). Vitalik Buterin also made it clear that the meaning of smart contracts is to accept small arithmetic delay penalties in exchange for a substantial reduction in "social costs."
Alex Coventry of the Chainlink team once raised the question: "We have missed many opportunities for cooperation and reciprocity because we can't confirm whether the other party will fulfill the promise?"
Is there any potential for data storage projects like Siacoin and IPFS? What about decentralized computing projects like SONM and Golem?
Siacoin 's core value proposition is not that its computing efficiency is higher than traditional cloud services. The cost of computing is required to split, repeat, and reassemble data. And companies are more capable of buying the latest and greatest hardware than individuals. Siacoin's core value proposition is to process data in an Airbnb-like mode, so management fees will be lower than traditional models. It also generates additional social value, such as flood control, privacy and security, and anti-censorship.
The same is true of Golem and SONM. Even with the most efficient protocol, it is inevitable that a small amount of delay will be imposed and fined to coordinate the hardware of different geographical locations. Therefore, under the condition that all other conditions are equal, the centralized hardware still has the advantage of faster computing speed. However, the core value proposition of the above project is to use the Airbnb-like model to reduce management costs.
We must strictly distinguish between "social scalability" and "operational scalability", and the two cannot be confused. I will explain these two concepts in detail when I discuss "Magic Bus and Lightweight Library" later.
Feature 3: Compatible with legal currency
Most mainstream companies do not regard cryptocurrencies as "real currencies." In addition, even if someone wants to use cryptocurrency for trading, it is very difficult to actually operate because of its high price volatility. I discussed the “price volatility problem” in detail in Chapters 8 and 9 of the previous article. These problems do not completely erase the existence value of cryptocurrencies, because cryptocurrencies also have many advantages that legal currency does not have. I am just emphasizing what we need to know more about the comfort zone of mainstream companies.
Chainlink acts as a universal API connector that triggers open banking payments. Chainlink is fully compliant with ISO 20022 and has established a long-term partnership with SWIFT (it is worth mentioning that SWIFT has not been updated for a long time and hopes to be updated after the SIBOS 2019 conference).
PSD2 will take effect on September 14, 2019. All banks in the EU will all comply with this new regulation by then. In other words, the bank must put all account data in the "front end" and can be called through the API. The approved third party (ie, the Chainlink node) can trigger the payment directly without the payment service provider.
Although the United States and Japan have not adopted similar laws, many banks still spontaneously promote the development of open banks. Banks open APIs to third-party developers to create new revenue streams and customer experiences that ultimately increase profitability. In addition, this will allow banks to better respond to competitors in the mobile payment and financial technology sectors in an APP-centric economic model.
As this open banking revolution continues, Chainlink will connect smart contracts with the world's major currencies (US dollar, euro, yen, etc.).
Only one external adapter is required to connect to the authenticated API. From a programming perspective, it is relatively simple to allow everyone in the community to contribute code to the code base (and thus achieve scalability). Chainlink has released adapters for PayPal and Mister Tango (European version of PayPal).
Feature 4: Data connection with the chain
Chainlink has been working on solving the "prophecy problem" and successfully succeeded on the main online line on May 30, 2019.
Chainlink has made many achievements in just a few months. Provable (formerly Oraclize) was successfully used on the Chainlink node and finally settled the debate about whether the predictor should be centralized or decentralized.
Synthetic Ether lost 37 million Ethercoins in a hack because it did not connect to Chainlink. Fortunately, the money was finally recovered and did not cause any loss. This lesson illustrates the importance of decentralized oracles.
In addition, both Oracle and Google have partnered with Chainlink to monetize their API data and create a virtuous circle to capture the market opportunities that Facebook missed.
There are new nodes coming online every week, and the network activity has been very high. The Chainlink team maintains a list of certified nodes in the documentation and Twitter releases. Twitter user CryptoSponge also set up a new development for the Tableau push update Chainlink team:
Regarding the importance of the current stage in the history of blockchain development, Brad Huston summed it up very brilliantly:
"The biggest problem with cryptocurrencies is to build bridges between cryptocurrencies, fiat currencies and big data. Chainlink is very beautifully narrowing the distance between the three. Now it can even be said: 'The bridge has been built.'"
Magic bus and lightweight library
Let's summarize what we discussed earlier. The real purpose of the blockchain is to reduce the cost of building trust and achieve "social scalability."
Therefore, according to this logic, the main application scenarios of platforms such as Ethereum 2.0 and Zilliqa should be in the B2B field. I quote a sentence I wrote in a previous article:
“My conclusion is: If the smart contract is successful, it will also succeed in the B2B field first.”
The private chain itself is self-contradictory and destined to fail. It has led to the phenomenon of occupying the hills, thus increasing the social cost, which is in opposition to B2B itself, and ultimately it is self-restraint. ”
Before the emergence of fragmentation technology, even simple games (ie, etheric cats) could not be smoothly run on the public chain, let alone dealing with complex B2B contracts and even changing commercial DNA. With the sharding technology, everything is ready.
Despite this, we can't use Ethereum 2.0 as an all-powerful platform. Just now we said that although it is a good thing to speed up the calculation, this is not the real purpose of Ethereum 2.0. And before we also said that due to the irreversible modification of the blockchain, it is not good to deal with a large number of fleeting real-time data of the Internet of Things. In other words, we must be soberly aware that Ethereum 2.0 will not replace traditional web 2.0. Instead, we should make better use of the real advantages of Ethereum 2.0:
“There is a new concept now, that is to think of the Ethereum main network as a global bus... We use the Ethereum 2.0 main network to treat various business resources as a working group on Slack: it can be easily built and integrated. And restructuring. The SAP inventory management system in your company, the dealer's JD Edwards ERP system, and the financial technology partner's tall blockchain system can seamlessly interface, eliminating the need to develop an infrastructure specifically for each partner." - John Wolper describes his ideal "magic bus"
Ethereum 2.0 should be an integration center, not a data center or computing center. It should be a library built specifically to store B2B contract terms (to be honest, even with fragmentation technology, the amount of data is large enough).
We should not expect Ethereum 2.0 to be an all-powerful platform, but rather develop it into a "lightweight library."
If we reorder the pyramid model just now, the architecture of the magic bus is obvious:
Of course, the positional relationship in the above model is not static. With the development of 5G technology, edge computing and IoT sensors, they may bypass the cloud to directly interact (or even bypass the fog end). If the collaboration between Iotex and Chainlink is successful, then the edge can interact directly with the trusted execution environment.
Time will tell if Airbnb's shared data storage and computing model can make management costs lower than the current mainstream Web 2.0 model. Time will also prove whether the market really needs anti-censorship, anti-tampering, security protection and privacy protection. Do users really care about these social values ​​and are willing to pay for them? Do they think these are just the icing on the cake or the most fundamental value?
in conclusion
Whether it is the battle between web2.0 and web3.0 or the battle between cryptocurrency and legal currency, one thing is beyond doubt:
We have reached the tipping point, and the era of smart contracts with commercial value has arrived.
In fact, the only problem at the moment is the time issue, and the main roadblocks have been basically cleared.
  1. When will Ethereum 2.0 finish these 7 stages and be officially released?
  2. When will Chainlink use a trusted execution environment on a large scale? If the cooperation between Intel SGX and Town Crier fails, what alternative plans are there? Will Chainlink communicate with other blockchain teams that plan to use a trusted execution environment (such as Dawn Song's Oasis Labs)?
At present, the main technical problems in the ecosystem have been solved, and now it is only necessary to recruit a group of enthusiastic developers to do the work of “connecting the line”.
Digital currency has changed commercial DNA, and the future is full of possibilities.
The only thing that hinders us now is our own imagination. The future is infinitely imaginative, and the future will be the world of developers. Dapps is already overwhelming. There is no doubt that we have found the ultimate nirvana.
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Writing Project Charlie I

I know I’m required to write this down, otherwise I might be here forever. Let me apologize for any errors, confusion, nausea or vomiting, epileptic seizures, trouble sleeping, or any other side affects you may experience from reading this novel. If someone appears in your dreams claiming to be me, please notify the nearest member of the Mushroom Cult. An imposter armed with Twitter bots is on the loose. Be warned, he only has ill intentions.
Okay, here I go.
I was wandering through the woods when that gang of minion bears ambushed me. Honestly, if this whole thing is anyone’s fault, it’s those responsible for my false imprisonment, and that damn lawyer for drafting me into the labor force. Maybe then, we could have avoided the whole apocalyptic end-of-the-world situation.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
There I was walking peacefully, lawfully, and responsibly through the woods. I don’t remember walking into any woods, and I know for a fact there are none in the area I live in. I just suddenly found myself strolling under the thick ceiling of these large pine trees. It was as if I had just woken up and started walking.
What I do remember is avidly enjoying myself in my new-found surroundings, the scent of pine was thick. There was a cool breeze that made the air comfortable. Sunlight could barely penetrate the trees, and a low fog added to the mystic of these woods. Pine needles crunched under every step I took.
I was drifting aimlessly through these woods observing the trees. I touch one of the trunks, and my eyes followed it to the top. The unusually wide branches made it impossible to see the top of the tree. It seemed to stretch on forever. I could barely see the sky. The voices in my head whispered, this place was extremely curious.
I moved past the tree, and stopped to observe a growth, not twenty feet from the base of tree I had touched.
I bent down. What was growing was a short mushroom, maybe three inches tall. It was bright red, with white spots dotting the top. It shined in the darkness of the woods, reflecting any sunlight that was strong enough to reach the ground.
It was beautiful. The voices in my head became exuberant; they all agree I should pick it up. As I went down to pluck it from the earth, just before I touched it, a sharp cry, in a language I could not understand, pierced the air.
“DARVEN-KRAX-GHOUL!”
I turned around. There were six bears. Well, at least I assumed they were bears. All of them were under three feet tall. If Chewbacca had married a midget, sorry, little person, these guys would be their children. As hilarious as they looked, they were all fully armed with swords, metal body-armor, and helmets. I froze, puzzled, meeting their gaze. What I assumed was the leader was one-step in front of the other bears with his paw extended pointing at me.
I wasn’t all that surprised by that sight. I’ve seen a lot, and I mean A LOT, of strange things. This event made more sense to me than what I’d had for breakfast that morning, which I hadn’t remembered eating.
Five second pasted in this standoff. Tension was building in the air. The leader never lowered his paw, and again bellowed that God-awful cry.
“DARVEN-KRAX-GHOUL!”
I made a face of disgust. This was obnoxious and annoying. It was really putting a damper on my whole nature/forest experience.
“Right back at you buddy.” I said, giving him the finger. I turned back down to pick up the mushroom, that I was sure was trying to give me all the answers to the universe. The moment its stem left the soil, all hell broke loose.
“AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!” chanted the bears.
As I turned back around, they charged me from a distance of thirty feet. Not once did their chant cease.
Before I had a chance to run, brace myself, or even pocket the magic mushroom, the gang of bears jumped on me. Knocking the mushroom and me to the ground, causing my head to bounce off of a tree root. That hurt, I’m pretty sure I was bleeding. The voices in my head were down for the count.
These toddler-sized furries were now crawling all over my body. One of these annoying little pricks was right in my face holding down my shoulders chanting, “AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!” Its breath fogged up my glasses. The whole time they were tying me up with a rope. I got really annoyed with the bear in my face, and started chanting back at him, “AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!” I yelled back at him much more forcefully. He scurried down my body away from my face.
Before I had even a minute to realize what was going on, the bears had me completely tied up. They left a loose end of rope at my feet so they could drag me.
The leader started speaking gibberish in a very authoritative tone. The persistent chanting stopped. He was now barking orders at his subordinates, who quickly jumped to action. All six bears were now dragging me over their shoulders with the leader taking the front.
Apparently, they have a chant for dragging people that is different from their attack chant.
The leader started it off, “MA! MA! MA! MA! MA!” The rest of the bears followed suit in cadence. They began to pull me.
I didn’t say a word. I didn’t want to give these heathens any satisfaction for their work. I worked my hands out of the rope enough to stick both of my middle fingers up. The bears had no reaction to my gesture.
Occasionally, I would do my best to throw off their chanting rhythm. I would yell, “MA!” at instances where it wouldn’t line up with the rest of the chant. It worked a little, a couple of those savages got thrown off and confused.
I stared up at the roof of the woods. I still couldn’t see the tops of the trees and could hardly see the color of the sky. I think it was pink.
The small, hairy militia pressed on. I lost track of time, but eventually I could see the sky, it was pink. I was out of the woods. I could no longer feel pine needles drag under my back, soft grass had taken its place. The trees had disappeared.
From the ground, I hadn’t a clue where I was, or what my surroundings consisted of, but after my imprisonment, in later events, I got a lay of the land.
I had been brought into the realm ruled by the power known as the Toilet Wizard, ruler of the bears. (It is unknown to me why the Toilet Wizard is called such a thing, or why he is the ruler of the bears. It is said he is undefeated in Wii Sports Bowling, with a record of 456-0.)
The Toilet Wizard’s domain consisted of a circular clearing, surrounded by a wall of trees. The circle had a diameter of about half a mile. In the center was a hill where a small castle, about the size of a small supermarket, sat on top. It was square, with four towers in each corner. It was made of an ancient gray stone.
I of course at the time knew none of this. I just knew six armed bears, who were now dragging me up hill, had kidnapped me, which I assumed was due to the mushroom.
Once at the top of the hill, the bears stopped their chant. They had brought me to the portcullis of the castle. Which is just the gate. It was currently raised.
The bears stood me up, and in one motion, freed me of my bondage. Before I could enjoy my freedom, four new bears appeared and worked quickly to restrain my wrists behind my back. Two bears then grabbed my arms and led me inside the castle.
We immediately took a right. The ceiling was low, and the hallway was dark. The only source of light was the small ember emitted from the torches hanging on the walls.
The walk down the hallway took forever. The castle wasn’t that big, like I said before, it was about the size of a small supermarket, but we walked straight down that hallway for six hours. I remember glancing at my watch for only a second before being restrained. It had been 4:10pm when we began the walk. By the time we approached a small wooden door at the end of the hall, and I had been tossed into their dungeon, it was 10:13pm.
I had been more or less shoved into this dark, windowless room. Like the hallway, only torches hung on the walls. I was laying on my face trying to recover from being thrown into prison. Luckily, the bears had removed my restraints before locking the door with a loud bolt.
My feet ached from the walk so I sat against the stone wall. At this point I noticed I had two dungeon mates. One was obviously a knight, dressed in full chainmail armor, and had a helmet that hid his face. I thought he looked like he could’ve had a role in Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail. He sat with his back against the back wall of the room.
The other prisoner was a full-grown minotaur. He was sitting down, but he looked like he was easily seven feet tall. He only wore a clump of furs and leathers held in place by a giant metal belt around his waist. His upper body was massive, rippling with muscles, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. The horns of his bull head were sharp and curved. His snout was pierced with a gold ring. He sat adjacent to the knight, his legs criss-crossed.
“What’s up?” asked the Minotaur, his voice sounded surprisingly human. He sounded like he could have easily had said to me, “Hi, welcome to Chili’s.”
“Hey” I said with a quick wave. I cracked a smile. I was hoping my time spent in this dungeon wouldn’t lack good conversation.
“I’m Dave.” said the Minotaur, pointing to himself. “That’s Groggoniche.” He pointed at the knight.
“Russ” I said pointing at myself
Groggoniche gave a casual wave, but he didn’t say anything.
“What are you in for?” asked Dave.
“Taking a walk, picking mushrooms I guess.” I said casually. “What about you?”
“Unpaid parking tickets.” Dave looked a little embarrassed, but threw his hooves up as if to imply, “What are you gonna do?”
“Bummer, what about you man?” I motioned towards Groggoniche.
“I got stopped again last night coming home from an office party. This is my fifth DUI, I’m fairly certain they’ll bathe me in fire again.” Groggoniche said this very grimly.
“It happens to the best of us.” assured Dave.
“Where you from?” asked Groggoniche.
“Dallas” I replied.
Groggoniche laughed, “Ha ha, I’m sorry.”
I was offended, and became defensive, “Why? Where are you from?”
Groggoniche chuckled again and said smoothly, “Ha ha ha not Dallas.”
“Oh.” I said flatly.
Dave, in an effort to reignite conversation, asked, “Does anyone watch Game of Thrones?”
Before I could even comment, a whole army of bears had charged the dungeon door. They were like angry ants, moving in unison.
“Oh great.” said Groggoniche, sinking his head.
The bears swarmed us. Chanting in gibberish as usual. We were all led out of the dungeon and into the hall. It was a frenzy of fast paced chanting as we were walked down the hall. This time the trip only took around thirty seconds.
We turned left and were chaperoned into a large courtroom. The light was surprisingly bright. The carpet was gray; the whole room was furnished in a polished pine, assumedly cut from the surrounding forest. The “ceiling”, if it could even be called that, had no light fixtures, it was like staring up into space. I could see stars and constellations, and I even saw a comet whip by from the far corner of the room. The entire universe seemed over-head.
The jury box consisted of bears of all sizes. Some smaller than the ones who attacked me, and some larger than grizzly bears. They roared and hissed as the three of us made our way down the aisle.
We sat at a table before the judge. A plaque posted on the front of the judge’s bench read, “THE HONORABLE TOILET WIZARD. RULER OF WEST WUSSELLWAND. CHAMPION OF WII SPORTS BOWLING.” Sitting in the seat was a short old man in a purple bathrobe, his skin pale and worn. His hair and beard were a sharp, silver, long, and unkempt. He wore wire-framed glasses that were hidden under the shade of his tall blue wizard hat. He seemed incredibly agitated with the three of us. His icy stare seemed to cut through us as we took our seats. Tension was building, and I began to sweat.
After three minutes of the silent, agitated gaze from the Toilet Wizard, and the continuous uproar of the bear jury, our lawyer appeared.
The doors swung open dramatically, making a loud banging noise. A middle-aged man, wearing a navy-blue wetsuit, began power walking down the aisle to where the three of us sat.
“I’m so sorry your Honor” began the man, “those damned school kids held me up again.”
The Toilet Wizard let out an impatient huff. He was not at all amused with me, Dave, Groggoniche, or this estranged man who was late because he was being mugged by schoolchildren.
Our lawyer opened his palm towards the Toilet Wizard, fingers extended, “Five minutes, please! Let me council my clients.”
The Toilet Wizard motioned his hand forward, looked up annoyed, he hated being there.
The man shook each one of our hands, he seemed to be in a hurry. “How ya doing boys, I’m here to get you out of this. All you boys have to do is follow my lead; no one is going to get eaten by the Pit Lizard on my watch!”
“What?” exclaimed Dave. Panic flashed across his bull shaped face. He was trembling. Groggoniche dropped his head at this talk of the Pit Lizard.
“Hey!” yelled back our lawyer. “Don’t you worry; you’re all going to be just fine!” He pulled out three cards, and handed us each one. “I’m a professional!”
I looked at the card. It read, “Richard Waterpants, Attorney at Law. Specializing in Pit Lizard Defense.” I had no idea what a Pit Lizard was, but based on the looks of Dave and Groggoniche, I really hoped that Attorney Waterpants knew his stuff.
“Everything we need to get you out of this is in this briefcase.” Attorney Waterpants slammed a briefcase, that I had not noticed he was carrying, onto the table. “By the end of this, all four of us will be drinking Pomegranate La Croix on the beaches of the Magenta Sea.” He seemed extremely confidant, which lifted my spirits, and ended my sweat.
“Why are we all being charged together? What am I being charged for?” I demanded to know.
Our lawyer chuckled, “Yeah, right, like you don’t know. All I can say is I’m really glad I’m not you.” He slapped me on the back. “All three of you are being tried together because it’s the end of the year. The Toilet Wizard is trying to get everyone through the system. It’s either get tried together, or run out of time and face the Pit Lizard without trial.” He pointed at me authoritatively, “They’re doing you a favor pal.”
The Toilet Wizard spoke in a language I could not understand. His face red, we had obviously exceeded his patience.
“What is he saying?” I whispered to my attorney.
Waterpants’ face turned white, “You can’t understand him? Oh Christ!”
He reached into his pocket and pulled out something wrapped in cling-wrap.
He quickly unwrapped the plastic. What was inside was absolutely horrid. It appeared to be a PB and J sandwich, only it was green, dotted with mold, and it reeked of what smelled like gasoline. As I opened my mouth to ask questions, Waterpants shoved the whole thing into my mouth, and made me chew it.
I nearly puked, but I managed to swallow it. The room began to spin; the voices in my head were in a panic. I was sure I was going to fall out of my chair. I grabbed the edge of the table to keep myself grounded.
After about thirty seconds of this misery, the room began to focus. The voices silenced. I could hear the jury. They no longer spoke their gibberish language, “FEED THEM TO THE PIT LIZARD!” they cried.
The Toilet Wizard banged his gavel, “Enough of this delay! The Pit Lizard grows hungry!” The jury box cheered at this statement.
“Your Honor,” began Waterpants, “my clients are being held on charges that should be considered criminal!”
“They are criminals!” yelled the Toilet Wizard. “The knight is being charged with his fifth DUI this year!”
Groggoniche crossed his arms and shrugged.
“The Minotaur hasn’t paid a single parking ticket since 2005!” The Toilet Wizard pointed his gavel at Dave.
Dave looked embarrassed. The Toilet Wizard then turned his attention towards me.
“And you!” his angry gaze was sharp and pierced my soul, “You stand accused by the World Window of bringing eminent destruction to the entire Realm of Wussellwand!” There was an uproar from the jury following this statement. I hadn’t a clue to what I had just been accused of.
“My client is completely ignorant of this accusation!” Waterpants sprang quick to my defense. “He was found wandering in the woods, causing no harm or destruction!”
“Trespassing! He was trespassing! Not only that, but on my domain!” The Toilet Wizard was fuming. “Regardless of his current or past intentions, the World Window has spoken! To question the World Window is a crime punishable by Pit Lizard as well!” The Toilet Wizard bent down behind the bench, and emerged with a computer monitor. Silence fell within the court.
He faced the monitor towards the court, and slowly, Windows 95 began to boot up on the screen. After a long pause, that seemed to last an eternity, a desktop with a background picture of the Toilet Wizard in sunglasses on a beach appeared. There was only one icon on the screen. A word document.
The Toilet Wizard clicked on the document file. The file opened a page with a single line, typed in comic sans, number twelve font, “Russ Jackson will cause the apocalypse ;)” I was wildly confused. The jury gasped. My lawyer turned white.
“Indisputable evidence!” the Toilet Wizard swung his arm back and forth punctuating each word. “What say you?” The Toilet Wizard slammed his hands a top the bench, red with rage.
“One last piece of evidence, your Honor!” Waterpants was sweating as he faced the briefcase to open towards the Toilet Wizard. He flicked open the case. The only thing inside was a crumbled-up piece of paper with “Lol No he didn’t” written in sharpie.
There was a roar of fury from the jury; they simply could not cope with this somehow groundbreaking evidence. My lawyer smiled weakly at the Toilet Wizard.
The Toilet Wizard snarled his face in disgust. “And where did this so called ‘evidence’(He used air quotes around “evidence”) come from?”
“From the high prophet Bernicus, leader of the Mushroom Cult, reigning world champion of Rock Band.” Waterpants seemed desperate.
“Bernicus” pondered the Toilet Wizard, leaning back in his chair, “these are his words?”
“Yes!” cried Waterpants. “Upon the trespass arrival of the human” he pointed towards me, “the prophecy was declared.”
“The World Window and Bernicus conflict!” announced the Toilet Wizard, spreading his arms wide. “There is much to be considered! I must ponder this!” the Toilet Wizard closed his eyes and began to rub his temples. Silence once again fell upon the court.
After ten minutes of silence and self-reflection, the Toilet Wizard sprang to life. “Labor!” declared the Toilet Wizard. “The human, among these two other heathens, will not be fed to the Pit Lizard!” The jury let out a very disappointed cry. “Fret not!” cried the Toilet Wizard, “the human, the knight, and the minotaur, will all work within the southern BitCoin mines for the next one-hundred years! Death will not come to any of them! Hard labor will prevent them from any wrong doings!”
“Yes!” said our lawyer, putting his fist in the air in victory. As long as we weren’t fed to the Pit Lizard he considered it a win. “Pleasure serving you boys and good luck!” he shook each one of our hands again, grabbed his briefcase, and sprinted out of the courtroom, with his flippers slapping the ground.
Dave and Groggoniche look sick. They were not as thrilled by the verdict as Waterpants was. Groggoniche sank his head, Dave looked like he was going to be sick. I was sweating again.
“The chances we survive the first week of working the mines are slim, I’d feel better taking my chances with the Pit Lizard.” said Dave.
Groggoniche let out a sigh, “Man I really wish they’d just peel my skin off, like they promised to do last time.”
“Rise!” demanded the Toilet Wizard, pointing at us. We all stood to attention. A gang of bears entered the court. “Take these workers to the Southern Stop! Issue them chariots to aid in their journey!” The bears seized us, and we were taken out of the court.
Although I knew I could understand the bears, they said nothing as we walked down the dark hall into an even darker room. The room was pitch black. I had no idea how big the room actually was.
A bear flipped on a light switch, a spotlight shone in the center of the room. Three BMX bikes were sitting under the light.
“Chariots” said one of the bears pointing towards the bikes. Another bear approached us with a piece of paper in his hand. He gave it to Groggoniche.
“Map” said the bear tapping the paper in Groggoniche’s hand.
The “map” was a crudely drawn on notebook paper. There was a circle with a square in the center, which I assumed represented the Toilet Wizard’s domain. A line drawn in red marker snaked from the drawn square, to the lower right corner of the paper.
“Wait here.” said one final bear, pointing to the end of the red line, punctuated with an X. The bears then pushed us towards the bikes. Another bear hit a button on the wall that I had not previously seen, a garage door opened to the outside world.
In the distance, the trees stretched towards the sky, which was now blue. The grass was green and lush. We all mounted the bikes. I got the black one. I was thoroughly confused, but the voices in my head were calm.
“Go.” said the bears, pointing outside. Groggoniche peddled first, taking off down the hill. Dave and I were in close pursuit.
The sun was warm, and its rays highlighted the colors around us. The clouds above us rolled off into the distance. Our bikes rolled smoothly through the clearing. We neared the tree line and I watched Groggoniche disappear into the darkness of the woods. I followed closely behind along with Dave.
The darkness of the woods encompassed us. The ride became bumpy as we traversed roots and over growth. Groggoniche was gaining distance. Apparently, the knight was extremely skilled on a BMX bike. I did my best to keep up with him. Dave was struggling too. I could hear his breath become heavy as his powerful Minotaur legs peddled along.
After what felt like many hours, we reached a small clearing. Groggoniche stopped and let his bike fall to the ground. I was seconds behind him, and Dave soon followed. I was exhausted, struggling to catch my breath, sweat made my t-shirt stick to my skin, my glasses were fogging up from the heat radiating off my face.
“Where are we?” I asked. I looked around; the clearing wasn’t a perfect circle like the Toilet Wizard’s domain. It was an irregular shape. The trees made the area almost claustrophobic. The grass was just as green and as lush as the grass that grew near the castle. There was nothing here.
“Is this where the BitCoin mine is?” I asked confused, looking around.
“What? No.” said Groggoniche. “This is the bus stop that takes us there.”
“What bus stop?” I asked, I couldn’t see anything but grass and trees.
“The one right there.” Dave pointed behind me. I turned around. A red bench resting on concrete sat on the edge of the clearing, the sunlight seemed to reflect off it.
“We have to take a bus there?” I was puzzled. “What’s to stop us from taking these bikes somewhere else?” I gestured towards the bikes. They had disappeared.
“They’ve returned home.” said Groggoniche. “Besides, we’re still in the domain of the Toilet Wizard; he knows every move we make.” He pointed towards the trees. “They speak to him.” The wind blew, and the branches of each tree shook.
I shuddered at this. “What now?” I asked.
“We sit and wait.” said Dave. He and Groggoniche walked towards the red bench. I followed cautiously behind. The three of us crammed into the bench, it was a tight fit, but we were all seated. I was sandwiched in the middle.
Time slowed down. I stared up to the sky. The clouds were creeping at a slow pace above. The blue of the sky was slowly turning pink. I could see the planet Saturn become more and more visible.
The voices in my head were making inaudible whispers. I was tired from the trial and the journey. The world began to spin and I felt myself slowly drift to sleep. It felt as if a warm blanket had been wrapped around me. I was felt so serene.
As my eyelids dropped, Dave clapped in my face. “No!” he yelled at me. All sleepiness left my body. “Don’t fall asleep! You can’t live with the consequences!”
“What?” I couldn’t piece together what he was saying.
“He’s right.” said Groggoniche. I looked over at him he was leaning back, puffing on an e-cigarette through the holes on his helmet. He casually looked off in the distance.
“What flavor is that?” I pointed at his e-cig.
He turned his head towards me without saying a word and threw it over his shoulder. Before it hit the ground, it exploded with a loud crack!
“What the —” but before I could finish my sentence, our bus appeared.
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Alright, I'm sick of this.

My blockchain brethren, it's obvious we need bigger blocks asap. I think "we need bigger blocks" is an almost unanimous opinion at this point, but we need to decide on a size and rally behind that single size in order to get anywhere with the miners. Here's the plan:
  1. Vote on a size. I will conduct a poll. I think as a community we can agree that even if we want a size different than the winner of the poll, the winner of the poll is far, far better than nothing. For Bitcoin's sake, even if you prefer a different size, let's just choose one and stick with it for now. My personal choice is 4MB, as I think that gives us ample time to analyze proposed long-term scaling solutions, but I will support whatever the results are.
  2. Choose/create a Bitcoin client that runs on the chosen block size. I'm out of the loop in this regard. Do any existing clients currently support alternative block sizes? What software do mining pools run? We need to make this as easy as possible for them. If the software doesn't exist we'll need to create it. This should not be too difficult.
  3. Decide on a date for the switch. We need to choose a reasonable date that takes into account the time required. This will be clearer after steps 1 and 2, but I think it's possible within a month.
  4. Collectively email and tweet the miners on a specific date, informing them of the plan, the size, the date, and the software. I do not anticipate much friction. Everyone knows that this is necessary and a deluge of community support will further clarify the community's opinion on the issue. The key here is coordination.
Regarding SW and BU: Personally, I think BU is the way forward, but we're out of time, BU will not gain support soon enough. There will be plenty of time to talk about BU and maybe even SW once the pressure to increase the block size has been lifted. The fog of delayed transactions will be cleared and we should be able to talk more calmly about a long-term scaling solution later.
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A Non-Technical Introduction to Nano

Hi guys,
Here's a first draft of an article I've written to try and explain Nano to the non-technical user. Any comments / corrections / suggestions are welcome.
Nano: Why The Future of Cryptocurrency
The evolution of cryptocurrencies has been wildly unpredictable, even more so than other new technologies. Cryptocurrencies are also unusual amongst emerging technologies in that, even with a decades worth of knowledge and real-world usage to draw on, even the most technologically-savvy are hesitant to take the plunge. This reticence is understandable. After all, the term cryptocurrency now refers to a wide array of digital currencies and tokens, each with their own purpose and use case, and each igniting equally passionate debate from supporters and detractors alike. Newcomers to the world of cryptocurrencies often feel that they are stepping into the middle of a war zone. No sooner have they taken their first steps into this new and unknown landscape, when devoted foot soldiers begin tugging them in the direction of their preferred crypto.
For the new recruit, already dizzied by the sheer number of currencies to choose from, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed. Couple this with the fact that the market’s most prominent, and by all accounts safest, cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, and that Bitcoin’s wild price fluctuations have caught the eye of mainstream news outlets, and you can begin to understand why this revolutionary technology often seems to be doing little more than spinning its wheels. To the uninitiated, an investment in Bitcoin seems little better than spinning a roulette wheel (a sentiment that many in the community also share).
Against this backdrop, any new coin has a lot to contend with. Not only does it need to be able to sell itself on its own merits, but it needs to penetrate the fog of war and confusion that has descended. This confusion arises in no small part due to the fact that cryptocurrencies have traditionally, in spite of the name, not acted in the way we are used to currencies acting. Bitcoin has evidently been crucial in setting the stage, but with the price of a single coin currently hovering around the $7,000, and with mining new Bitcoins no longer economically viable for the overwhelming majority of the market, its image as a bloated and unwieldy behemoth is hardly conducive to drawing in newcomers.
Given Bitcoin’s success and market dominance, it may seem sacrilege to suggest that being entirely unlike Bitcoin could be a virtue. Yet Nano is about as unlike Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency could be, and it is all the better for it.
Note: While the technical specifications and features of Nano deserve a special mention, it offers undeniably elegant solutions to many of the problems that affect other cryptocurrencies, in this article we are going to focus on what all that technical jargon actually translates to for the average user. For details about the underlying technology, head over to https://nano.org
Where Bitcoin is big, Nano is small.
Globally, the amount of energy required on an annual basis to mine Bitcoin is roughly the same as that consumed by the entire nation of Ireland. In this sense, Bitcoin is woefully unsustainable. Nano, on the other hand, has no mining. The entire supply of Nano (133,248,290 NANO) already exists. These funds were initially distributed via a captcha-based faucet, but it is now possible to either trade other cryptocurrencies for Nano, or even purchase it directly through any one of the growing number of services that sell it.
Of course, acquiring Nano is no good if you don’t have anywhere to store it. Fortunately, there are a number of options when choosing a Nano wallet. There are online wallets – http://nanowallet.io – desktop wallets - https://nano.org/#getwallets – and even a few options for iOS and Android. These wallets are all lightweight and easy to use, and each wallet comes with its own seed, a unique string of characters that can be used to recover or access your wallet from another device.
The Nano protocol is incredibly lightweight, significantly more so than other cryptocurrencies. This means that the costs involved in processing a Nano transaction are negligible. In fact, they are limited to the amount of power consumed by the device you make the transaction from. Because of this, and unlike other cryptocurrencies, there are no fees associated with processing a Nano transaction. Whether you send 0.0000001 Nano, 1 Nano, or 5,000,000 Nano, the recipient will receive all of it.
Not only are Nano transactions feeless, they are as close to instantaneous as it is possible to be. The only circumstances under which users will experience a delay is during ongoing transactions, and even then it is an intentional delay to prevent spam and abuse of the network. The delay in sending and receiving money when using other cryptocurrencies is one of the major barriers to their widespread adoption. It is a perfect example of how cryptocurrencies have not traditionally behaved like currencies as we know them. In fact, Nano is even better than traditional currencies in this regard when you are sending over long distances. International transfers of Nano are just as fast and feeless as sending Nano to someone sitting in the same room as you. You might be wondering, with a finite supply of Nano, does that put a necessary limit on how widely it can penetrate. We are used to our currencies being divisible only by relatively small amounts. For example £1 can only be divided into 100 smaller units - £1 = 100p. With Nano, a single Nano is equal to 〖10〗24 raw – 1 Nano = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 raw. This means that, should the value of a single Nano one day reach the giddy heights of Bitcoin, where 1 Nano = $7,000, 1 raw would be equal to $(7000 X 〖10〗-24) = $0.000000000000000000007000. Even if the price of a single Nano were to rise considerably higher, it would still remain just as useful as a currency.
The world is very rapidly waking up to Nano, and the possibilities it offers. If you want to join the impending revolution, get yourself one of the aforementioned wallets and head on over to the Nano Faucet at https://www.nanofaucet.org for some free Nano to get yourself started.
Edit: if anyone would like to support more of this content, and it's not deemed too cynical, my donations wallet is xrb_3xt996ctuaas1ftqo8i4gk8dugpgzp54foaphtp69qk4rx6b7swoghfzuy33
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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO MIXING BITCOINS AND MAKING THEM UNTRACEABLE

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY TUMBLING (MIXING) BITCOINS

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Bitcoin tumbling, also referred to as Bitcoin mixing or Bitcoin laundering, is the process of using a third party service to break the connection between a Bitcoin address sending coins and the address(s) they are sent to. Since the Bitcoin blockchain is a public ledger that records every transaction, mixing coins is critical for anyone who doesn’t want the entire world to know exactly where they send and store their BTC, or from where they receive it.
Properly mixing coins may seem like a daunting task to those who aren’t very familiar with Bitcoin, but it is actually a simple process that will only take a few minutes of your time for each deposit.
There are good reasons for everyone to mix their coins, but for those who use Darknet Markets in particular, it is a necessity. New tools are being built all the time to increase the ability of the public, as well as private corporations and government agencies, to follow coins through the blockchain and track those who use it. It may seem like a waste of time now, but in the near future it may be simple for anyone- including friends, relatives, employers, and law enforcement, to track every Bitcoin transaction you’ve ever made and see exactly where it ended up. Breaking the connection between your addresses and the coins’ destination by mixing them is certainly a precaution that all DNM users should take.
In this guide we attempt to provide the simplest possible step-by-step instructions to help users unfamiliar with the process of Bitcoin tumbling do so effectively. This guide assumes the reader already has a basic understand of how to send Bitcoins and how to use .onion sites.
To mix your coins using this method, you will need:
-Bitcoins, or the ability to buy them. -The Tor Browser -The ability to create new Bitcoin wallets, both via Tor and on the clear net. We recommended using Electrum, but any client that functions over Tor will work. Alternately, you could use Blockchain.info and their Tor hidden service to create all or some of your wallets.
NOTE: Always make sure you get the .onion link for this and every hidden service from a safe place (like Darknetmarkets.org), never from Wikipedia, Reddit, or Hidden Wikis! Also make sure that you never use the blockchain.info clearnet url over Tor; doing that opens you up another possible vulnerability (malicious tor exit nodes). A good place to make sure you are using the correct URL is from our Darknet Resources page, or memorize our short link for it: drk.li/BC.
The Steps
Step #1: Create a wallet on the clearnet. (We will refer to this as wallet #1)
Step #2: Buy Bitcoins, and send the amount you want to mix to wallet #1.
Step #3: Create a second wallet, this time over the Tor network. (wallet #2)
Step #4: Send your bitcoins from wallet #1 directly to wallet #2.
The reason for this is to add plausible dependability between your clearnet wallet and in-person purchases. If you are ever investigated by law enforcement or the company from which you are buying coins (this happens with Coinbase.com especially), you can reasonably claim that you sent them to someone else who controls wallet #2 (for whatever made-up reason you have in mind as your excuse for your BTC purchase). After that you have no idea/don’t care what that person did with them, nor should anyone expect you to.
Step #5: Create a third wallet, also over the Tor network. (wallet #3).
Step #6: Select which mixer you will be using, and set up your transaction there using the address(s) from wallet #3. It is best to use multiple addresses, and to set random time delays.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT .ONION LINKS!
Scams are rampant everywhere online, and the darknet is no different. You can choose your mixer(s) and get the correct URLs from our list of darknet Bitcoin mixers.
We recommend Helix by Grams first, and then Bitcoin Fog, as the two seemingly best in a group of imperfect options. They have both been extremely reliable so far while processing millions of dollars. DO NOT use blockchain.info’s shared send or any other coinjoin product as your mixer, as those do not completely hide your trail like the others.
Mixers in DarkNet:
braveb6iya2flzc2.com - BraveBunny - Down
btcwashzcpqkxkwt.online - Bitcoin Wash Down
Bestbitcoincleaner.com - BestBitCoinCleaner ONLINE
btc-swap.com - Helix Light - ONLINE
Bitcoinfogg.com - BitcoinFogg DarkNet Mixer -ONLINE
NOTE: Turn off JavaScript before doing this step if you are using Helix, Bitcoin Fog, r or other mixers that function without it. (Click on the “S!” icon before the address bar in the Tor browser, then >Forbid Scripts Globally”.)
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Taking things into my own hands yields success!

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, like the rest of you wonderful, long-suffering people. My meds have barely been cutting it. Cymbalta is... okay. Gabapentin seems to go well with the Cymbalta. Wellbutrin gives my depression a little bit of a lift also. But the chronic fatigue and pain have still had me living half a life. I even had an Adderall prescription, for the ADHD that I've been officially diagnosed with for like six years now, and that kinda helped with the fatigue a bit, but the side effects got unbearable. I couldn't do it anymore.
I read about the Spanish study on Memantine that was posted here a couple of months ago, and I showed it to my doctor. She wasn't impressed. I have an HMO, and they're really jerks about prescribing medications off-label, so she wasn't comfortable experimenting. More exercise! Yes, exercise actually is necessary, and yes, I've been forcing myself to do it. But it makes life more hellish forcing myself to do something that I'm too tired and achy to do.
Anyway, did you know you can order drugs like Memantine off the internet and use Bitcoin to pay for them? I didn't know that before, but my husband informed me otherwise, the naughty boy. So I did. I ordered a month's worth of Memantine, and I also ordered a neat drug called Provigil.
I've been reading about Provigil as an alternative to Adderall for my chronic fatigue. It's for narcolepsy, which I may or may not have (got a referral to sleep specialists in the works), but I do certainly have a sleep disorder, with fractured sleep and insomnia, as well as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. I did actually manage to get my psychiatrist to prescribe me the Provigil after a lot of prodding and begging and reasoning. He said I'm his first off-label Provigil patient, so I guess we're on an adventure together.
Took a few weeks for the Provigil to arrive, so meanwhile I started on the Memantine. I'm in my third week right now, titrating up from 5mg to 15mg so far (end goal is 20mg). Guys, it works. I still have some pain from actual, structural injuries and arthritis and exercise soreness, but the fibro pain? It's dissolved. My nightly fever hasn't happened in almost a month now. That feeling of being hungover every single morning, even though I've cut out alcohol entirely? Replaced by what I can only assume is "normal" morning grogginess that can be conquered by a shower.
As for the Provigil, the mail-order stuff arrived today, but I actually managed to get a real prescription last week, so today's Day 4.
I don't remember a single day of my 30s that I've felt this... alive? It's completely different from caffeine or Adderall. There are no jitters. There's no gnawing, clenching feeling, no instant IBS shits, no shaky hands or dry mouth. Just... clarity.
After I cleaned up from making my husband and kids breakfast this morning, I was just sitting there with my tea, doing my regular morning lazy internet browsing, which usually lasted until at least noon. As I was sitting there, I started to feel kind of restless. A little bored. It was weird. I wasn't weighed down by ten tons of brain fog and muscle fatigue. I actually wanted to get up and do things. I proceeded to bake bread, reorganize my pantry, and work on a quilt I've been trying to finish for the better part of a year. The only thing that stopped me from going to the gym was the fact that I'm so sore from the 6 mile hike I took yesterday. My husband came home from work and asked where I put his wife.
Guys, I'm so terrified to get my hopes up about this. I'm so used to everything just turning to shit eventually, despite my best efforts. Maybe it will. Who knows? But I've had almost a month of actual life. My depression isn't greeting me at the bedroom door the moment I get out of bed every day. I'm having sex with my husband that actually involves me moving around and bending. I've showered literally every day!
I'm just as terrified as I am euphoric, but I wanted to share this with you guys to tell you not to give up! Get creative, think outside the box, and don't lose hope. You might be able to get some of yourself back if you keep experimenting.
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Really detonating the blockchain revolution, how many steps does the ECOL need to cross?

Really detonating the blockchain revolution, how many steps does the ECOL need to cross?
The blockchain is no longer self-proclaimed in the small circle, and its“single smile”has affected the overall situation of all walks of life. All walks of life are looking forward to a new round of "blockchain revolution", detonating the entire market, making the technology more mature, and the concept is more advanced, so that all the "old antiques" that hinder the upgrading and transformation no longer exist.
However, at present, blockchain technology is still in its infancy, and many security vulnerabilities remain unresolved. Although the blockchain integrates multiple technologies such as cryptography and distributed storage, it is very easy to cause problems with the network participants' responsibility division, the final attribution of the book data, the high cost, and the selectivity of the transaction block. Blockchain technology will face greater risks when it comes to the ground. The fire of the blockchain revolution has not yet been sufficient, but the technology and systems of the major blockchains have been waiting for it.
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The foothold of technological innovation
ECOL has ten core technological innovations compared to other“blockchain black technologies”. Main chain side chain technology, inhibiting block expansion, integration and division of labor, both safe and convenient; modular intelligent system coordinated by artificial intelligence AI, providing alternative functional modules; unique virtual machine and intelligence Contracts support smart contracts of various ideas; block fog and fog storage fog calculation technology, smaller network delay; double quantification of block structure and digital assets, standardized, standardized, unified block structure and digital asset valuation Great significance; matching hardware wallet, light wallet, cold wallet, integrated with all the functions of eating, drinking, eating, living, working and living. Combine the block and the transaction, let each transaction directly participate in maintaining the transaction sequence of the whole network, and the efficiency is greatly improved. Ten core technological innovations to jointly create a complete ECOL ecosystem.
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Service concept of easy-to-use strategy
Although the ecological order has become a dark horse in the blockchain technology of the ever-changing, it is a convenient, intelligent, efficient, modular, and popular technology innovation service life, with the principle of changing life as the general principle. ECOL design follows the principle of “everything is a module”, modularized to support application adaptation and technical iteration, each module will be upgraded or replaced according to technology upgrade and application requirements. From a technical perspective, ECOL is An operating system software with a long life cycle and deep learning self-evolution.
ECOL helps people in all walks of life seamlessly connect existing systems and services to blockchains, and accelerate the blockchain from “technical concepts” to commercial scenarios. ECOL is not a commercial technology that is “bundled”, but an intelligent, efficient, and simple blockchain ecosystem and application scenario solution that is closely related to people's lives.
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The value of compatible design
At present, compatibility between different blockchain technologies, such as the bitcoin ecology based on the UTXO model and an occurrence state based on the Account model, is difficult to be compatible, and the existing blockchain system has great closure. At present, most of the trigger conditions of smart contracts come from the fact that the courier system itself has few trigger conditions from the outside world to lack real-world interaction, which makes compatibility design more important.
ECOL is a historical mission to improve the versatility, compatibility and efficiency of blockchain. ECOL is designed to maintain compatibility with the Bitcoin system at the beginning of the design, and the virtual machine will remain compatible with the EVM. At the same time, the ECOL itself has backward compatibility, and files and smart contracts created with the old version will continue to run on the new version without the user. Forced upgrades, which will bring a lot of convenience to users.
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ECOL is equivalent to the high-speed bridge connecting the real world and the blockchain world, so that everything is transparent, can be connected, and integrated into real life. Such a great measure, how it will develop, whether it will be recognized by people, will be given time to verify it.
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Bitcoinfog.info = scam?

First page in google that appears when you search for bitcoin fog is bitcoinfog.info which has an onion link http://foggedd3mc4dr2o2.onion/. 6 hours ago I deposited 0.36 BTC and they still didn’t appear in my wallet. Is this website a scam or it’s just a default delay from their side? Transaction has 48 confirmations.
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OK. THIS IS HOW WE ARE GOING TO CATCH THEM! Create a new sheepwallet Deposit address NOW

Apologies if this doesn't read well, I've got to write it quick:
Where are the FBI when you need them, eh?
They are the inspiration behind this idea, so they HAVE helped. The answer is the FBI are here:-
https://blockchain.info/address/1F1tAaz5x1HUXrCNLbtMDqcw6o5GNn4xqX
or at least, thats where they keep the bitcoins they stole from us. People have been sending hundreds of insults attached to thousandths of a bitcoin, paid in from blockchain info wallets (which allow a message to be attached).
You're all at that shocked and not thinking straight stage I was at 10 days ago when I realized that a one-way money valve had been introduced to sheep market in a software update:-
http://www.reddit.com/SheepMarketplace/comments/1qxfnm/unconfirmed_blockchain_transaction/
The miner's fee just gets automatically paid by every other wallet in the world. They disbled it on purpose on a friday when everyone finalizes and the vendors immediately try to get the bitcoin out of the sheep into a tumbler. The sheep was nearly bled dry,so they needed to delay the withdrawals for a few days until Monday, when customers put bitcoins IN (ready to buy the next weekend's drugs)
This weekly wave of buying and selling is called "the Silkroad tide". Cash becomes bitcoin becomes drugs becomes bitcoin becomes cash for vendors, washing in and out once a week,
Customers only really put money into sheep. Vendors put drugs in, and take money out. Even a few bitcoin are a bugger to turn securely into cash, because that's when you stop being anonymous.
sheep was able to rob us because of bitcoin. Bitcoin is going to catch them for us.
This "tumbler" which never appeared was just an excuse to make the cash flow in but not out. The ONLY cash coming out for a few days is going to the people robbing us VIA BITCOIN FOG, which only allows 6 input addresses and 8 output addresses (I think).
How do I know? It crashed the day they introduced the stupid withdrawal rules. WE didn't overload it. The crooks did. Bitcoin fog have waived their fees now, because they made so much commission out of the Shepherd.
Q. Why are the lights still on in Sheep?
A. People are still depositing money. But only the crooks can take it out.
If we can fire a few airgun pellets into the sheep,we can track its meat across europe.
I've been concocting this plan for 9 days, getting high on my own supply instead of selling it. When i've written this, i'm off to bed!
OK,here's what I propose. Login to your sheep account. Try to withdraw.It says "0 hours" but doesn't work. Go to the deposit page and create a new deposit address (to avoid confusion). It worked!
Copy its address into a text document or something, and send, say, 0.0001BTC into it. That's your airgun pellet!
Follow it on the blockchain. Eventually, it will pop out to another address - it's being laundered by the thieves, eventually to become euros.
Q. How do we follow the bitcoin to catch them ? A. I don't know yet, but we have until 2140 to work it out. You can have a look into every bitcoin wallet in the world, and see every transaction. When the FBI start to sell those bitcoins, we can track every sale because we know it's their wallet.
For instance, here's a wallet I just created:-
19htsjgf7h96khB9rqRLs7KWK3rqUzFwoN
and here it is on the blockchain https://blockchain.info/address/19htsjgf7h96khB9rqRLs7KWK3rqUzFwoN
make a new sheep wallet address every day and send a pellet into the sheep. Hell, you could even create new accounts. Scammers like Crystal Palace can use those hundreds of shill accounts to redeem themselves!
OK. My work here is done. This reddit may sink without trace, or it may catch the sheep rustlers. It will certainly make their life difficult,and maybe stop them from scamming the unwary,because most sheep users still don't know what we know. The bitcoin price is still high.
I'm going to bed. You all work out the detail. We will find their wallets and mark them, making it very hard to turn it into cash. They will have to spend it on heroin and OD.
They've been emptying the sheep piggy bank for 16 or 17 days, since they started talking about limiting withdrawals (on the withdrawal page).
Night night!
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BIP39 Words list

Nothing special, just a copy of the current list (for the future) of what can be found at https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/mastebip-0039/english.txt
abandon,ability,able,about,above,absent,absorb,abstract,absurd,abuse,access,accident,account,accuse,achieve,acid,acoustic,acquire,across,act,action,actor,actress,actual,adapt,add,addict,address,adjust,admit,adult,advance,advice,aerobic,affair,afford,afraid,again,age,agent,agree,ahead,aim,air,airport,aisle,alarm,album,alcohol,alert,alien,all,alley,allow,almost,alone,alpha,already,also,alter,always,amateur,amazing,among,amount,amused,analyst,anchor,ancient,anger,angle,angry,animal,ankle,announce,annual,another,answer,antenna,antique,anxiety,any,apart,apology,appear,apple,approve,april,arch,arctic,area,arena,argue,arm,armed,armor,army,around,arrange,arrest,arrive,arrow,art,artefact,artist,artwork,ask,aspect,assault,asset,assist,assume,asthma,athlete,atom,attack,attend,attitude,attract,auction,audit,august,aunt,author,auto,autumn,average,avocado,avoid,awake,aware,away,awesome,awful,awkward,axis,baby,bachelor,bacon,badge,bag,balance,balcony,ball,bamboo,banana,banner,bar,barely,bargain,barrel,base,basic,basket,battle,beach,bean,beauty,because,become,beef,before,begin,behave,behind,believe,below,belt,bench,benefit,best,betray,better,between,beyond,bicycle,bid,bike,bind,biology,bird,birth,bitter,black,blade,blame,blanket,blast,bleak,bless,blind,blood,blossom,blouse,blue,blur,blush,board,boat,body,boil,bomb,bone,bonus,book,boost,border,boring,borrow,boss,bottom,bounce,box,boy,bracket,brain,brand,brass,brave,bread,breeze,brick,bridge,brief,bright,bring,brisk,broccoli,broken,bronze,broom,brother,brown,brush,bubble,buddy,budget,buffalo,build,bulb,bulk,bullet,bundle,bunker,burden,burger,burst,bus,business,busy,butter,buyer,buzz,cabbage,cabin,cable,cactus,cage,cake,call,calm,camera,camp,can,canal,cancel,candy,cannon,canoe,canvas,canyon,capable,capital,captain,car,carbon,card,cargo,carpet,carry,cart,case,cash,casino,castle,casual,cat,catalog,catch,category,cattle,caught,cause,caution,cave,ceiling,celery,cement,census,century,cereal,certain,chair,chalk,champion,change,chaos,chapter,charge,chase,chat,cheap,check,cheese,chef,cherry,chest,chicken,chief,child,chimney,choice,choose,chronic,chuckle,chunk,churn,cigar,cinnamon,circle,citizen,city,civil,claim,clap,clarify,claw,clay,clean,clerk,clever,click,client,cliff,climb,clinic,clip,clock,clog,close,cloth,cloud,clown,club,clump,cluster,clutch,coach,coast,coconut,code,coffee,coil,coin,collect,color,column,combine,come,comfort,comic,common,company,concert,conduct,confirm,congress,connect,consider,control,convince,cook,cool,copper,copy,coral,core,corn,correct,cost,cotton,couch,country,couple,course,cousin,cover,coyote,crack,cradle,craft,cram,crane,crash,crater,crawl,crazy,cream,credit,creek,crew,cricket,crime,crisp,critic,crop,cross,crouch,crowd,crucial,cruel,cruise,crumble,crunch,crush,cry,crystal,cube,culture,cup,cupboard,curious,current,curtain,curve,cushion,custom,cute,cycle,dad,damage,damp,dance,danger,daring,dash,daughter,dawn,day,deal,debate,debris,decade,december,decide,decline,decorate,decrease,deer,defense,define,defy,degree,delay,deliver,demand,demise,denial,dentist,deny,depart,depend,deposit,depth,deputy,derive,describe,desert,design,desk,despair,destroy,detail,detect,develop,device,devote,diagram,dial,diamond,diary,dice,diesel,diet,differ,digital,dignity,dilemma,dinner,dinosaur,direct,dirt,disagree,discover,disease,dish,dismiss,disorder,display,distance,divert,divide,divorce,dizzy,doctor,document,dog,doll,dolphin,domain,donate,donkey,donor,door,dose,double,dove,draft,dragon,drama,drastic,draw,dream,dress,drift,drill,drink,drip,drive,drop,drum,dry,duck,dumb,dune,during,dust,dutch,duty,dwarf,dynamic,eager,eagle,early,earn,earth,easily,east,easy,echo,ecology,economy,edge,edit,educate,effort,egg,eight,either,elbow,elder,electric,elegant,element,elephant,elevator,elite,else,embark,embody,embrace,emerge,emotion,employ,empower,empty,enable,enact,end,endless,endorse,enemy,energy,enforce,engage,engine,enhance,enjoy,enlist,enough,enrich,enroll,ensure,enter,entire,entry,envelope,episode,equal,equip,era,erase,erode,erosion,error,erupt,escape,essay,essence,estate,eternal,ethics,evidence,evil,evoke,evolve,exact,example,excess,exchange,excite,exclude,excuse,execute,exercise,exhaust,exhibit,exile,exist,exit,exotic,expand,expect,expire,explain,expose,express,extend,extra,eye,eyebrow,fabric,face,faculty,fade,faint,faith,fall,false,fame,family,famous,fan,fancy,fantasy,farm,fashion,fat,fatal,father,fatigue,fault,favorite,feature,february,federal,fee,feed,feel,female,fence,festival,fetch,fever,few,fiber,fiction,field,figure,file,film,filter,final,find,fine,finger,finish,fire,firm,first,fiscal,fish,fit,fitness,fix,flag,flame,flash,flat,flavor,flee,flight,flip,float,flock,floor,flower,fluid,flush,fly,foam,focus,fog,foil,fold,follow,food,foot,force,forest,forget,fork,fortune,forum,forward,fossil,foster,found,fox,fragile,frame,frequent,fresh,friend,fringe,frog,front,frost,frown,frozen,fruit,fuel,fun,funny,furnace,fury,future,gadget,gain,galaxy,gallery,game,gap,garage,garbage,garden,garlic,garment,gas,gasp,gate,gather,gauge,gaze,general,genius,genre,gentle,genuine,gesture,ghost,giant,gift,giggle,ginger,giraffe,girl,give,glad,glance,glare,glass,glide,glimpse,globe,gloom,glory,glove,glow,glue,goat,goddess,gold,good,goose,gorilla,gospel,gossip,govern,gown,grab,grace,grain,grant,grape,grass,gravity,great,green,grid,grief,grit,grocery,group,grow,grunt,guard,guess,guide,guilt,guitar,gun,gym,habit,hair,half,hammer,hamster,hand,happy,harbor,hard,harsh,harvest,hat,have,hawk,hazard,head,health,heart,heavy,hedgehog,height,hello,helmet,help,hen,hero,hidden,high,hill,hint,hip,hire,history,hobby,hockey,hold,hole,holiday,hollow,home,honey,hood,hope,horn,horror,horse,hospital,host,hotel,hour,hover,hub,huge,human,humble,humor,hundred,hungry,hunt,hurdle,hurry,hurt,husband,hybrid,ice,icon,idea,identify,idle,ignore,ill,illegal,illness,image,imitate,immense,immune,impact,impose,improve,impulse,inch,include,income,increase,index,indicate,indoor,industry,infant,inflict,inform,inhale,inherit,initial,inject,injury,inmate,inner,innocent,input,inquiry,insane,insect,inside,inspire,install,intact,interest,into,invest,invite,involve,iron,island,isolate,issue,item,ivory,jacket,jaguar,jar,jazz,jealous,jeans,jelly,jewel,job,join,joke,journey,joy,judge,juice,jump,jungle,junior,junk,just,kangaroo,keen,keep,ketchup,key,kick,kid,kidney,kind,kingdom,kiss,kit,kitchen,kite,kitten,kiwi,knee,knife,knock,know,lab,label,labor,ladder,lady,lake,lamp,language,laptop,large,later,latin,laugh,laundry,lava,law,lawn,lawsuit,layer,lazy,leader,leaf,learn,leave,lecture,left,leg,legal,legend,leisure,lemon,lend,length,lens,leopard,lesson,letter,level,liar,liberty,library,license,life,lift,light,like,limb,limit,link,lion,liquid,list,little,live,lizard,load,loan,lobster,local,lock,logic,lonely,long,loop,lottery,loud,lounge,love,loyal,lucky,luggage,lumber,lunar,lunch,luxury,lyrics,machine,mad,magic,magnet,maid,mail,main,major,make,mammal,man,manage,mandate,mango,mansion,manual,maple,marble,march,margin,marine,market,marriage,mask,mass,master,match,material,math,matrix,matter,maximum,maze,meadow,mean,measure,meat,mechanic,medal,media,melody,melt,member,memory,mention,menu,mercy,merge,merit,merry,mesh,message,metal,method,middle,midnight,milk,million,mimic,mind,minimum,minor,minute,miracle,mirror,misery,miss,mistake,mix,mixed,mixture,mobile,model,modify,mom,moment,monitor,monkey,monster,month,moon,moral,more,morning,mosquito,mother,motion,motor,mountain,mouse,move,movie,much,muffin,mule,multiply,muscle,museum,mushroom,music,must,mutual,myself,mystery,myth,naive,name,napkin,narrow,nasty,nation,nature,near,neck,need,negative,neglect,neither,nephew,nerve,nest,net,network,neutral,never,news,next,nice,night,noble,noise,nominee,noodle,normal,north,nose,notable,note,nothing,notice,novel,now,nuclear,number,nurse,nut,oak,obey,object,oblige,obscure,observe,obtain,obvious,occur,ocean,october,odor,off,offer,office,often,oil,okay,old,olive,olympic,omit,once,one,onion,online,only,open,opera,opinion,oppose,option,orange,orbit,orchard,order,ordinary,organ,orient,original,orphan,ostrich,other,outdoor,outer,output,outside,oval,oven,over,own,owner,oxygen,oyster,ozone,pact,paddle,page,pair,palace,palm,panda,panel,panic,panther,paper,parade,parent,park,parrot,party,pass,patch,path,patient,patrol,pattern,pause,pave,payment,peace,peanut,pear,peasant,pelican,pen,penalty,pencil,people,pepper,perfect,permit,person,pet,phone,photo,phrase,physical,piano,picnic,picture,piece,pig,pigeon,pill,pilot,pink,pioneer,pipe,pistol,pitch,pizza,place,planet,plastic,plate,play,please,pledge,pluck,plug,plunge,poem,poet,point,polar,pole,police,pond,pony,pool,popular,portion,position,possible,post,potato,pottery,poverty,powder,power,practice,praise,predict,prefer,prepare,present,pretty,prevent,price,pride,primary,print,priority,prison,private,prize,problem,process,produce,profit,program,project,promote,proof,property,prosper,protect,proud,provide,public,pudding,pull,pulp,pulse,pumpkin,punch,pupil,puppy,purchase,purity,purpose,purse,push,put,puzzle,pyramid,quality,quantum,quarter,question,quick,quit,quiz,quote,rabbit,raccoon,race,rack,radar,radio,rail,rain,raise,rally,ramp,ranch,random,range,rapid,rare,rate,rather,raven,raw,razor,ready,real,reason,rebel,rebuild,recall,receive,recipe,record,recycle,reduce,reflect,reform,refuse,region,regret,regular,reject,relax,release,relief,rely,remain,remember,remind,remove,render,renew,rent,reopen,repair,repeat,replace,report,require,rescue,resemble,resist,resource,response,result,retire,retreat,return,reunion,reveal,review,reward,rhythm,rib,ribbon,rice,rich,ride,ridge,rifle,right,rigid,ring,riot,ripple,risk,ritual,rival,river,road,roast,robot,robust,rocket,romance,roof,rookie,room,rose,rotate,rough,round,route,royal,rubber,rude,rug,rule,run,runway,rural,sad,saddle,sadness,safe,sail,salad,salmon,salon,salt,salute,same,sample,sand,satisfy,satoshi,sauce,sausage,save,say,scale,scan,scare,scatter,scene,scheme,school,science,scissors,scorpion,scout,scrap,screen,script,scrub,sea,search,season,seat,second,secret,section,security,seed,seek,segment,select,sell,seminar,senior,sense,sentence,series,service,session,settle,setup,seven,shadow,shaft,shallow,share,shed,shell,sheriff,shield,shift,shine,ship,shiver,shock,shoe,shoot,shop,short,shoulder,shove,shrimp,shrug,shuffle,shy,sibling,sick,side,siege,sight,sign,silent,silk,silly,silver,similar,simple,since,sing,siren,sister,situate,six,size,skate,sketch,ski,skill,skin,skirt,skull,slab,slam,sleep,slender,slice,slide,slight,slim,slogan,slot,slow,slush,small,smart,smile,smoke,smooth,snack,snake,snap,sniff,snow,soap,soccer,social,sock,soda,soft,solar,soldier,solid,solution,solve,someone,song,soon,sorry,sort,soul,sound,soup,source,south,space,spare,spatial,spawn,speak,special,speed,spell,spend,sphere,spice,spider,spike,spin,spirit,split,spoil,sponsor,spoon,sport,spot,spray,spread,spring,spy,square,squeeze,squirrel,stable,stadium,staff,stage,stairs,stamp,stand,start,state,stay,steak,steel,stem,step,stereo,stick,still,sting,stock,stomach,stone,stool,story,stove,strategy,street,strike,strong,struggle,student,stuff,stumble,style,subject,submit,subway,success,such,sudden,suffer,sugar,suggest,suit,summer,sun,sunny,sunset,super,supply,supreme,sure,surface,surge,surprise,surround,survey,suspect,sustain,swallow,swamp,swap,swarm,swear,sweet,swift,swim,swing,switch,sword,symbol,symptom,syrup,system,table,tackle,tag,tail,talent,talk,tank,tape,target,task,taste,tattoo,taxi,teach,team,tell,ten,tenant,tennis,tent,term,test,text,thank,that,theme,then,theory,there,they,thing,this,thought,three,thrive,throw,thumb,thunder,ticket,tide,tiger,tilt,timber,time,tiny,tip,tired,tissue,title,toast,tobacco,today,toddler,toe,together,toilet,token,tomato,tomorrow,tone,tongue,tonight,tool,tooth,top,topic,topple,torch,tornado,tortoise,toss,total,tourist,toward,tower,town,toy,track,trade,traffic,tragic,train,transfer,trap,trash,travel,tray,treat,tree,trend,trial,tribe,trick,trigger,trim,trip,trophy,trouble,truck,true,truly,trumpet,trust,truth,try,tube,tuition,tumble,tuna,tunnel,turkey,turn,turtle,twelve,twenty,twice,twin,twist,two,type,typical,ugly,umbrella,unable,unaware,uncle,uncover,under,undo,unfair,unfold,unhappy,uniform,unique,unit,universe,unknown,unlock,until,unusual,unveil,update,upgrade,uphold,upon,upper,upset,urban,urge,usage,use,used,useful,useless,usual,utility,vacant,vacuum,vague,valid,valley,valve,van,vanish,vapor,various,vast,vault,vehicle,velvet,vendor,venture,venue,verb,verify,version,very,vessel,veteran,viable,vibrant,vicious,victory,video,view,village,vintage,violin,virtual,virus,visa,visit,visual,vital,vivid,vocal,voice,void,volcano,volume,vote,voyage,wage,wagon,wait,walk,wall,walnut,want,warfare,warm,warrior,wash,wasp,waste,water,wave,way,wealth,weapon,wear,weasel,weather,web,wedding,weekend,weird,welcome,west,wet,whale,what,wheat,wheel,when,where,whip,whisper,wide,width,wife,wild,will,win,window,wine,wing,wink,winner,winter,wire,wisdom,wise,wish,witness,wolf,woman,wonder,wood,wool,word,work,world,worry,worth,wrap,wreck,wrestle,wrist,write,wrong,yard,year,yellow,you,young,youth,zebra,zero,zone,zoo
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MrCoin.eu / Shinrai bitcoin sale: scam or neglect?

The MrCoin.eu (aka. Shinrai) guys have a BTM in Budapest, in a central location. I have been using it for some time now without any major problems. I have heard reports of the ATM accepting bitcoin and dispensing partial cash, but I figured it's rare and even if it happens you can contact the bitcoin ATM's operator.
The other day it happened to me too. I sent it over $900 worth of BTC and it gave me about $130 worth of HUF. I also had another request where I sent it around $800 but didn't redeem it because I was worried of the same result.
So I contacted MrCoin.eu who seemed very helpful. They told me this problem of partial cash payouts was very rare and I should go ahead and redeem the second payment. They also offered to send back the difference from the first trade.
Their initial reply in which they requested me to give them my bitcoin address for the refund took less than a few hours. After I sent them my address, they stopped responding to emails. I figured while they took their time I would redeem the second transfer. Guess what happened? Yes, the ATM gave me only $150 worth of cash. This is the third confirmed case I know about.
I sent them 3 emails since and they haven't sent the refund they promised, and what's a lot worse is that they were not replying to my emails.
After the three days I reached out to them (keo604) via a Reddit message. Again they apologised and offered to send the me refund shortly. They did NOT give me an ETA. It's been over 24 hours since then. Still waiting. Essentially they have about $1,400 of my money and won't respond. Yes, I have checked my spam folder too.
So this is a warning to everyone using the Budapest Bitcoin ATM to be very careful and not to deposit coins they can't afford to lose for a few days.
UPDATE: After 4 days, MrCoin.eu apologised for the delay and sent me back all the missing bitcoins
:: The messages can be read here: http://deffe.com/images/2016/12/31/gmx-8.png :: (Sorry for the timeline, gmx messed up the threads)
======================== Hungarian Translation =========================
A MrCoin.eu (masneven Shinrai) sracok uzemeltetnek egy Bitcoin automatat Budapest belvarosaban. Mar joideje hasznaltam ezt az automatat penzfelvetelre minden kulonosebb problema nelkul.
Ugyan hallottam rola, hogy volt eset, mikor ez az automata elfogadta a bitcoint es csak reszlegesen adta ki az ellenerteket keszpenzben, de tapasztalatom szerint ez igen ritkan fordulhatott elo, es ha megis, akkor batran lehetett fordulni az uzemeltetohoz segitsegert.
Nemregiben ez velem is megesett, tobb mint $900 ertekben kuldtem az automatara bitcoint, de csak $130 ertekben adott ki nekem HUF-t. Ezzel egyidoben volt egy masik tranzakciom is, az $800 koruli osszegrol, aminek a felvetelet mar meg sem probaltam az elobbi eset miatt, mert tartottam tole, hogy ugyanez fog tortenni.
Felvettem a kapcsolatot MrCoin.eu-val, aki latszolag nagyon segitokesz volt. Azt mondta, hogy az ilyen reszleges kifizetes nagyon ritka mukodesi zavar, de a masik tranzakciobol szarmazo keszpenzt nyugodtan megprobalhatom felvenni. Ezzel egyidejuleg felajanlotta az elso tranzakciobol fennmaradt kulonbozet visszakuldeset bitcoinban.
Az elso par oraban valtott uzenetekben megkert, hogy adjam oda a bitcoin cimem ahova visszakuldheti a kulonbozetet. Miutan elkuldtem arra valaszt mar nem kaptam. Ugy gondoltam, hogy masnap amig intezkedik a visszakuldesrol, megyek es megprobalom felvenni a masik tranzakcio eredmenyet amit korabban direkt nem tettem meg. Nos, vajon mi tortent? Hat az ATM ebbol is csak nagyjabol $150 ertekben adott ki HUF-t. Ez a harmadik ilyen eset amirol most mar biztosan tudok.
Tovabbi 3 emailt kuldtem, mivel nem kaptam vissza az elso tranzakciobol szarmazo kulonbozetem es ami ettol is rosszabb, mar valaszokat sem kaptam az uzeneteimre.
Harom napon belul sikerult uzennem neki a Redditen keresztul (keo604). Ujra valaszolt az emailre, elnezest kert es megigerte, hogy rovidesen megkapom a visszateriteseket. Arrol persze mar nem kaptam informaciot, hogy mikor. Azota ismet eltelt 24 ora, meg mindig csak varok. Lenyegeben nagyjabol $1400 koruli penzem van nala es egyszeruen meg csak nem is valaszol. Igen, ellenorizem a spam mappamat is.
Legyen ez figyelmeztetes mindenki szamara aki a Bitcoin ATM-et szeretne hasznalni Budapesten, mindenki legyen nagyon korultekinto es ne kuldjon olyan bitcoint az automatara amit nem tud par napig nelkulozni.
UPDATE: 4 nap utan MrCoin.eu elnezest kert a kesesert, es maradektalanul visszakuldte a bitcoin kulonbozeteket
:: Az uzenetvaltast itt lehet elolvasni: http://deffe.com/images/2016/12/31/gmx-8.png :: (elnezest az idorendi kavarodasert, a gmx osszekeverte a threadeket)
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Be careful with Bitcoin Fog

Me and many other users on the forums are currently experiencing delays and difficulties seeing BTC transferred through Bitcoin Fog. I would recommend laying off of Bitcoin Fog until the issues are sorted out
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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY TUMBLING (MIXING) BITCOINS

Bitcoin tumbling, also referred to as Bitcoin mixing or Bitcoin laundering, is the process of using a third party service to break the connection between a Bitcoin address sending coins and the address(s) they are sent to. Since the Bitcoin blockchain is a public ledger that records every transaction, mixing coins is critical for anyone who doesn’t want the entire world to know exactly where they send and store their BTC, or from where they receive it.
Properly mixing coins may seem like a daunting task to those who aren’t very familiar with Bitcoin, but it is actually a simple process that will only take a few minutes of your time for each deposit.
There are good reasons for everyone to mix their coins, but for those who use Darknet Markets in particular, it is a necessity. New tools are being built all the time to increase the ability of the public, as well as private corporations and government agencies, to follow coins through the blockchain and track those who use it. It may seem like a waste of time now, but in the near future it may be simple for anyone- including friends, relatives, employers, and law enforcement, to track every Bitcoin transaction you’ve ever made and see exactly where it ended up. Breaking the connection between your addresses and the coins’ destination by mixing them is certainly a precaution that all DNM users should take.
In this guide we attempt to provide the simplest possible step-by-step instructions to help users unfamiliar with the process of Bitcoin tumbling do so effectively. This guide assumes the reader already has a basic understand of how to send Bitcoins and how to use .onion sites.
To mix your coins using this method, you will need:
-Bitcoins, or the ability to buy them. -The Tor Browser -The ability to create new Bitcoin wallets, both via Tor and on the clear net. We recommended using Electrum, but any client that functions over Tor will work. Alternately, you could use Blockchain.info and their Tor hidden service to create all or some of your wallets.
NOTE: Always make sure you get the .onion link for this and every hidden service from a safe place (like Darknetmarkets.org), never from Wikipedia, Reddit, or Hidden Wikis! Also make sure that you never use the blockchain.info clearnet url over Tor; doing that opens you up another possible vulnerability (malicious tor exit nodes). A good place to make sure you are using the correct URL is from our Darknet Resources page, or memorize our short link for it: drk.li/BC.
The Steps
Step #1: Create a wallet on the clearnet. (We will refer to this as wallet #1)
Step #2: Buy Bitcoins, and send the amount you want to mix to wallet #1.
Step #3: Create a second wallet, this time over the Tor network. (wallet #2)
Step #4: Send your bitcoins from wallet #1 directly to wallet #2.
The reason for this is to add plausible dependability between your clearnet wallet and in-person purchases. If you are ever investigated by law enforcement or the company from which you are buying coins (this happens with Coinbase.com especially), you can reasonably claim that you sent them to someone else who controls wallet #2 (for whatever made-up reason you have in mind as your excuse for your BTC purchase). After that you have no idea/don’t care what that person did with them, nor should anyone expect you to.
Step #5: Create a third wallet, also over the Tor network. (wallet #3).
Step #6: Select which mixer you will be using, and set up your transaction there using the address(s) from wallet #3. It is best to use multiple addresses, and to set random time delays.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT .ONION LINKS!
Scams are rampant everywhere online, and the darknet is no different. You can choose your mixer(s) and get the correct URLs from our list of darknet Bitcoin mixers.
We recommend Helix by Grams first, and then Bitcoin Fog, as the two seemingly best in a group of imperfect options. They have both been extremely reliable so far while processing millions of dollars. DO NOT use blockchain.info’s shared send or any other coinjoin product as your mixer, as those do not completely hide your trail like the others.
Mixers in DarkNet:
braveb6iyacflzc2.onion - BraveBunny
btcwashzcpqktkwt.onion - Bitcoin Wash
m2cylfgzmxwauyqz.onion - BTCmix
bitmixegkuerln7q.onion - bitmixer
cleancondgqja34b.onion - CleanCoin
cleanco.in - CleanCoin
foggeddq65qveh2g.onion - BitcoinFog
blenderi54mbtyhz.onion - BitcoinBlender
grams7eo7mkagczs.onion - Helix Light
laundryzlzgnni4n.onion - BitLaundry
NOTE: Turn off JavaScript before doing this step if you are using Helix, Bitcoin Fog, Bit Blender, or other mixers that function without it. (Click on the “S!” icon before the address bar in the Tor browser, then >Forbid Scripts Globally”.)
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"A year ago today" - Bitcoin? Scam? Fuckin' shill, get out of here with your FUD

sauce
A year ago today:
There were no bitcoin ATMs
Well that's just a lie.
There were no decentralized asset exchanges for stocks (counterparty, colored coins)
... and there still aren't...
There was no decentralized market for goods and services (OpenBazaar)
... and there still aren't... is my butter friend trying to refer to openbazaar? cuz last time I checked, this still isn't a thing (unless a 'thing' is stealing buttcoiner's money by promising false hope, a common butt theme)
There was no Dark Wallet for bitcoin privacy
...and that totally wasn't a scam either...
Three of the largest crypto stock exchanges had just shut down nearly simultaneously, sending crypto-equities into disarray (BTC-GLOBAL, Litecoin Global, Bitfunder). Havelock Investments "relocated" to Panama
...and this is definitely good news....
Apple had zero policy on virtual currencies and would ban bitcoin apps
heh
Paypal would ban virtual currency transactions and hadn't made any favorable stance toward them whatsoever
CTRL+F "bitcoin" 0 results
Mt. Gox withdrawals were delayed months on end, even as people continued to send fiat and bitcoin to accounts there
was this actually supposed to be a positive?
Prospective miners were still ordering from Butterfly Labs
BitcoinTalk: Butterflylabs Huge SCAM
There was no tax guidance for bitcoin or virtual currencies, in the United States, as a large rally in bitcoin price history was beginning
as if anyone would be stupid enough to - wait, what?? "Bitcoin and Tax Evasion"
Dogecoin did not exist, and by proxy, philanthropic crowdfunding of sports events or .. anything really.. had never happened in cryptocurrency. There literally was no onramp for beginners and there was nothing to really laugh at either
uh-huh
just putting things into perspective
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Bitcoin Fog/SR Question

So I tumbled my coins with Bitcoin Fog, and in the process the malleability issue and the SR heist went down. This meant that my withdrawal from Fog was delayed, and I just got a support message saying the issue was cleared up and my coins went to the address, which the blockchain verifies. So I guess my question is, do you all think SR will come back and I'll have access to that wallet again (so I can withdraw immediately) or should I write the coins off as gone forever? Are there any ways to move those coins out of the wallet without access to my SR account?
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01-01 08:02 - 'MrCoin.eu / Shinrai bitcoin sale: scam or neglect?' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/Ubiselitos removed from /r/Bitcoin within 1783-1788min

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The MrCoin.eu (aka. Shinrai) guys have a BTM in Budapest, in a central location. I have been using it for some time now without any major problems. I have heard reports of the ATM accepting bitcoin and dispensing partial cash, but I figured it's rare and even if it happens you can contact the bitcoin ATM's operator.
The other day it happened to me too. I sent it over $900 worth of BTC and it gave me about $130 worth of HUF. I also had another request where I sent it around $800 but didn't redeem it because I was worried of the same result.
So I contacted MrCoin.eu who seemed very helpful. They told me this problem of partial cash payouts was very rare and I should go ahead and redeem the second payment. They also offered to send back the difference from the first trade.
Their initial reply in which they requested me to give them my bitcoin address for the refund took less than a few hours. After I sent them my address, they stopped responding to emails. I figured while they took their time I would redeem the second transfer. Guess what happened? Yes, the ATM gave me only $150 worth of cash. This is the third confirmed case I know about.
I sent them 3 emails since and they haven't sent the refund they promised, and what's a lot worse is that they were not replying to my emails.
After the three days I reached out to them (keo604) via a Reddit message. Again they apologised and offered to send the me refund shortly. They did NOT give me an ETA. It's been over 24 hours since then. Still waiting. Essentially they have about $1,400 of my money and won't respond. Yes, I have checked my spam folder too.
So this is a warning to everyone using the Budapest Bitcoin ATM to be very careful and not to deposit coins they can't afford to lose for a few days.
UPDATE: After 4 days, MrCoin.eu apologised for the delay and sent me back all the missing bitcoins
:: The messages can be read here: [[link]3 :: (Sorry for the timeline, gmx messed up the threads)
======================== Hungarian Translation =========================
A MrCoin.eu (masneven Shinrai) sracok uzemeltetnek egy Bitcoin automatat Budapest belvarosaban. Mar joideje hasznaltam ezt az automatat penzfelvetelre minden kulonosebb problema nelkul.
Ugyan hallottam rola, hogy volt eset, mikor ez az automata elfogadta a bitcoint es csak reszlegesen adta ki az ellenerteket keszpenzben, de tapasztalatom szerint ez igen ritkan fordulhatott elo, es ha megis, akkor batran lehetett fordulni az uzemeltetohoz segitsegert.
Nemregiben ez velem is megesett, tobb mint $900 ertekben kuldtem az automatara bitcoint, de csak $130 ertekben adott ki nekem HUF-t. Ezzel egyidoben volt egy masik tranzakciom is, az $800 koruli osszegrol, aminek a felvetelet mar meg sem probaltam az elobbi eset miatt, mert tartottam tole, hogy ugyanez fog tortenni.
Felvettem a kapcsolatot MrCoin.eu-val, aki latszolag nagyon segitokesz volt. Azt mondta, hogy az ilyen reszleges kifizetes nagyon ritka mukodesi zavar, de a masik tranzakciobol szarmazo keszpenzt nyugodtan megprobalhatom felvenni. Ezzel egyidejuleg felajanlotta az elso tranzakciobol fennmaradt kulonbozet visszakuldeset bitcoinban.
Az elso par oraban valtott uzenetekben megkert, hogy adjam oda a bitcoin cimem ahova visszakuldheti a kulonbozetet. Miutan elkuldtem arra valaszt mar nem kaptam. Ugy gondoltam, hogy masnap amig intezkedik a visszakuldesrol, megyek es megprobalom felvenni a masik tranzakcio eredmenyet amit korabban direkt nem tettem meg. Nos, vajon mi tortent? Hat az ATM ebbol is csak nagyjabol $150 ertekben adott ki HUF-t. Ez a harmadik ilyen eset amirol most mar biztosan tudok.
Tovabbi 3 emailt kuldtem, mivel nem kaptam vissza az elso tranzakciobol szarmazo kulonbozetem es ami ettol is rosszabb, mar valaszokat sem kaptam az uzeneteimre.
Harom napon belul sikerult uzennem neki a Redditen keresztul (keo604). Ujra valaszolt az emailre, elnezest kert es megigerte, hogy rovidesen megkapom a visszateriteseket. Arrol persze mar nem kaptam informaciot, hogy mikor. Azota ismet eltelt 24 ora, meg mindig csak varok. Lenyegeben nagyjabol $1400 koruli penzem van nala es egyszeruen meg csak nem is valaszol. Igen, ellenorizem a spam mappamat is.
Legyen ez figyelmeztetes mindenki szamara aki a Bitcoin ATM-et szeretne hasznalni Budapesten, mindenki legyen nagyon korultekinto es ne kuldjon olyan bitcoint az automatara amit nem tud par napig nelkulozni.
UPDATE: 4 nap utan MrCoin.eu elnezest kert a kesesert, es maradektalanul visszakuldte a bitcoin kulonbozeteket
:: Az uzenetvaltast itt lehet elolvasni: [[link]3 :: (elnezest az idorendi kavarodasert, a gmx osszekeverte a threadeket)
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BitcoinFog To Abraxas

Currently waiting for my bitcoin to land in Abraxas From BitcoinFog, after 48hours, only 2 small bits have come through! BitcoinFog message on their website says they are experiencing delays due to DOS attack.. Anyone having the same problem/know if all my bitcoins will come through?
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Is there a market for a simpler Bitcoin mixing service?

I'd like feedback on an idea for a simpler Bitcoin mixing service. Skip to the header below if you don't want background.
In searching for a good mixing service I found very few, only one that seemed to be used regularly (Bitcoin Fog).
I recognize that many vendors and platforms have their own services built-in now, but for folks who want anonymous coins who aren't buying anything from those vendors there aren't many options available.
The main option, Bitcoin Fog, requires registration, and you need to request a withdrawal for your funds after they've cleared. The site recommends anywhere from 1 day to a whole week for this process.
I've been thinking about a simpler way to do this, that could easily be implemented by many developers-. In fact, it might not even need a website at all. I don't have much spare time so I'm throwing the idea out here and seeing if it makes sense and if people are interested. If you are interested my contact information is below.

How it works

I want to avoid registration, withdrawal requests, and significant delay - the user would only need to fill out a simple form (or send an email), send the Bitcoin to a certain address, and get the same amount (minus fee) in a new address within a day.
This isn't possible with a specific amount of coins (such as 3.825), because the original address depositing the funds would be easily traced to the new address, based on the unique amount. The solution is a tiered system of depositing - only deposits of an exact amount are allowed. Everyone depositing the same amount and receiving the same amount will ensure the new addresses cannot be traced.
But the mixing service needs payment, and with this system they cannot take a percentage (Bitcoin Fog takes between 1-3%). The solution is to have the initial deposit be slightly larger than the new address. For example, a possible fee schedule is below.
Deposit New Address
0.1005 0.1000
1.0010 1.0000
10.0100 10.0000
How does the mixing service know where to send the coins? I propose an input either from a website or even over email, that requires the following information before funds are sent:
Once a deposit is made, the system would check the time stated by the user to verify. If it doesn't match, the coins are returned to sender. If it does match, then after an appropriate waiting period to ensure there are no other claims on the same deposit, then the coins would be deposited in the sender's clean address.
If there are multiple claims with the same accurate time, the coins would be returned to sender.
This system would only work if there are many incoming deposits in the same amount. Before the service became popular, it could only disburse funds when a certain amount of users made deposits - say a threshold of 15 deposits. That would then trigger an automatic dispersal.
Once the service is popular enough, it wouldn't need an arbitrary number, but could disperse on a schedule. Once a day should be adequate, but could be adjusted based on number of deposits. I imagine larger tiers (such as 100BTC) would receive limited enough deposits that they might make less frequent dispersal.
An obvious problem with mixing services is trust, since the owner of the address which deposits will be mixed could run away with the coins at any moment. I don't think I have a great answer to this, except to say that a flat rate mixing service with high volume could be profitable, and anyone with brains would rather run a profitable operation for a long time without ripping anyone off than destroy your reputation by cheating people.
Those are my thoughts. I'd love feedback here, point out flaws or ask questions. Would you use such a service?
If you want to contact me privately, my email and PGP key are here.
TL;DR I'm proposing a simpler system for Bitcoin mixing that doesn't require registration or withdrawal requests, and relies on matching the senders input with the details of the deposit to verify and disperse the clean coins.
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Is there a market for a simpler Bitcoin mixing service? (x-post from /r/Bitcoin)

I'd like feedback on an idea for a simpler Bitcoin mixing service. Skip to the header below if you don't want background.
In searching for a good mixing service I found very few, only one that seemed to be used regularly (Bitcoin Fog).
I recognize that many vendors and platforms have their own services built-in now, but for folks who want anonymous coins who aren't buying anything from those vendors there aren't many options available.
The main option, Bitcoin Fog, requires registration, and you need to request a withdrawal for your funds after they've cleared. The site recommends anywhere from 1 day to a whole week for this process.
I've been thinking about a simpler way to do this, that could easily be implemented by many developers-. In fact, it might not even need a website at all. I don't have much spare time so I'm throwing the idea out here and seeing if it makes sense and if people are interested. If you are interested my contact information is below.

How it works

I want to avoid registration, withdrawal requests, and significant delay - the user would only need to fill out a simple form (or send an email), send the Bitcoin to a certain address, and get the same amount (minus fee) in a new address within a day.
This isn't possible with a specific amount of coins (such as 3.825), because the original address depositing the funds would be easily traced to the new address, based on the unique amount. The solution is a tiered system of depositing - only deposits of an exact amount are allowed. Everyone depositing the same amount and receiving the same amount will ensure the new addresses cannot be traced.
But the mixing service needs payment, and with this system they cannot take a percentage (Bitcoin Fog takes between 1-3%). The solution is to have the initial deposit be slightly larger than the new address. For example, a possible fee schedule is below.
Deposit New Address
0.1005 0.1000
1.0010 1.0000
10.0100 10.0000
How does the mixing service know where to send the coins? I propose an input either from a website or even over email, that requires the following information before funds are sent:
Once a deposit is made, the system would check the time stated by the user to verify. If it doesn't match, the coins are returned to sender. If it does match, then after an appropriate waiting period to ensure there are no other claims on the same deposit, then the coins would be deposited in the sender's clean address.
If there are multiple claims with the same accurate time, the coins would be returned to sender.
This system would only work if there are many incoming deposits in the same amount. Before the service became popular, it could only disburse funds when a certain amount of users made deposits - say a threshold of 15 deposits. That would then trigger an automatic dispersal.
Once the service is popular enough, it wouldn't need an arbitrary number, but could disperse on a schedule. Once a day should be adequate, but could be adjusted based on number of deposits. I imagine larger tiers (such as 100BTC) would receive limited enough deposits that they might make less frequent dispersal.
An obvious problem with mixing services is trust, since the owner of the address which deposits will be mixed could run away with the coins at any moment. I don't think I have a great answer to this, except to say that a flat rate mixing service with high volume could be profitable, and anyone with brains would rather run a profitable operation for a long time without ripping anyone off than destroy your reputation by cheating people.
Those are my thoughts. I'd love feedback here, point out flaws or ask questions. Would you use such a service?
If you want to contact me privately, my email and PGP key are here.
TL;DR I'm proposing a simpler system for Bitcoin mixing that doesn't require registration or withdrawal requests, and relies on matching the senders input with the details of the deposit to verify and disperse the clean coins.
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Bitcoin Closes Above 13k! First time in 3 years! - YouTube Superwog Series - Ep 5 The Power Trip - YouTube Fog Delay Lesson Fri 10 23 - YouTube Bitcoin miner - YouTube Vowels fog delay - YouTube

Bitcoin Fog; Bitcoin fog means business when it comes to keeping your Bitcoin transactions discrete. First off, it operates only through a site you can access when you turn on your Tor browser. Without it, you are limited to a single web page on bitcoinfog.info that provides an overview of the company. The page notes the company charges a fee ... Top Bitcoin Tumbler Services 2020 - Do you have bitcoins, want to protect your bitcoins from unwanted footprints, tracing, transaction blockchain records and looking best Bitcoin mixing services like PrivCoin.io, Smart Coin, Bitcoin Blender, Grams Helix, CryptoMixer, Bitcoin Fog, let's select best bitcoins laundry service Bitcoin Fog does allow for time-delays, although it’s more like a generic delay and not specific; meaning users get to select the number of hours the transactions would be spread through (minimum 6, maximum 96 hours) and the number of hours before starting the withdrawal (maximum 48).So in other words, users get to set the time only after the passing of which the first withdrawal will start ... bitcoin fog probly the best out there. can be accessed on clearnet or onion and only takes 1 confirmation. just make sure to set the time to minimum delay if you want your new bitcoins mixed back instantly A previously undisclosed vulnerability in the Bitcoin Core software could have allowed attackers to steal funds, delay settlements or split the largest blockchain network into conflicting versions had it not been quietly patched two years ago. Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.0 and 0.16.1 were affected and patched by developer Matt Corallo following Fuller’s disclosure to the core team in July 2018.

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