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Submitted August 21, 2017 at 06:56AM by bvpower
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Richard Heart vs Roger Ver debate
Richard heart announced on twitter that he and Roger Ver are working out the details on an upcoming debate. I expect popcorn prices to skyrocket.
Most are familiar with their stance on scaling and their arguments, yet I am personally more excited about this debate than McGreggor vs Mayweather to be honest.
What do you guys want to hear them discuss?
Submitted August 21, 2017 at 12:27AM by RelentlessDrunk
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P2Pool upgrade for segwit compatibility
In order for P2Pool to produce segwit blocks an upgrade is needed. Forrest Voight (forrestv), the P2Pool creator, has been inactive in the project for years so an unofficial upgrade is provided by me:
In a few days segwit is activating so every mining pool needs to upgrade. This also applies to P2Pool. With P2Pool though being a decentralized mining protocol this is more complex than simply updating your mining software as P2Pool forms its own blockchain, the "sharechain", which is used to track payouts to miners. Any change to how P2Pool works which affects the validity of each share, as is the case with any upgrade to the chain being mined i.e. Bitcoin, requires coordination from the majority of P2Pool miners.
Last year I posted a pull request to the main P2Pool repository with a patch to enable segwit compatibility. After testing on my part the patch was included in the Vertcoin P2Pool and has been working with great success making P2Pool among the largest Vertcoin pools. In fact after P2Pool's rise in popularity a second P2Pool network was introduced for smaller miners.
Meanwhile big block populist Jonathan Toomim (jtoomim) has made a P2Pool fork and increased the share size limit from 50 kB per 30 seconds to 1 MB. While an increase was reasonable and in fact I included one in the segwit patch (to 100 kB) before him the excessive increase on jtoomim's fork is compatible with the BU vision campaigned by him and contradicts the decentralized nature of P2Pool. Now jtoomim has merged my segwit patch and made it a requirement [edit: albeit it can be manually overriden] to use btc1 (segwit2x) misleading users that his fork is a segwit upgrade.
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 11:43PM by veqtrus
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Am I dreaming? Blockstream Satellite: now sending real-time blockchain data to Earth from space.
What??? Blockstream now offers free satellite service ensuring blockchain access even w/o internet access: beaming blockchain data to Earth from space. So, the cost to access the blockchain network is now affordable to poorer populations. Also may increase mining capability in remote areas with access to cheap electricity. How can this news get cooler? Solar powered bitcoin nodes on the moon? This is the kind of stuff we only dreamed of. Decentralized interstellar currency and communication. Happening now. Mind blown. And when the old dudes in the financial press regurgitate the bitcoin is tulip bulbs crap ask them if they ever saw tulip bulbs beamed to Earth from satellites.
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 09:11PM by BoatyboatMcBoatface
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The more B*CH you convert to BTC today, the more B2X you’ll be able to convert to BTC in November…
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 11:42PM by BcashGoon
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