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UsenetDiscounter Anyone Try Paying for Usenet with Bitcoin?

I tried to renew my UsenetDiscounter night time backup usenet account 3 weeks ago via bitcoin. Seems like bitcoin payments are taking longer and longer than they used to and sure enough my transaction wasn't confirmed before their 15 minute payment window closed. Now I have contacted support and they replied back a couple days later asking for transaction info which I supplied and a couple weeks later with no reply I sent the info again but still haven't heard anything back. No refund or account extension yet. I just resubmitted a brand new support request today with all their requested info added in.
My brother had a similar issue paying for a game on steam with bitcoin recently where he underpaid due to slow transaction speed.
We were using coinbase which is probably part of the problem. For the high fees they charge they sure are slow and unreliable - but maybe that is just how the bitcoin ecosystem is now since its been a few years since I used it much.
Anyone else have these issues or have a recommendation? If they just don't reply and fix this I don't really have any recourse, right?
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RESEARCH REPORT ABOUT ARYACOIN

RESEARCH REPORT ABOUT ARYACOIN
Author: Gamals Ahmed, CoinEx Business Ambassador

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ABSTRACT

Aryacoin is a new cryptocurrency, which allows for decentralized, peer to peer transactions of electronic cash. It is like Bitcoin and Litecoin, but the trading of the coin occurs on sales platforms that have no restriction to use. Further, it was created with the goal of addressing the double spend issues of Bitcoin and does so using a timestamp server to verify transactions. It works by taking the hash of a block of items to be timestamped and widely publishing the hash. The timestamp proves that the data must have existed at the time in order to get the hash. Each timestamp then includes the previous timestamp in its hash, forming a chain.
The Aryacoin team is continuously developing new use cases for the coin, including exchanges where users can exchange the coins without any fees or restrictions, and offline options where the coins can be bought and sold for cash. The coins can also be used on the company’s other platform, mrdigicoin.io. Along with the coin, there is a digital wallet that can be created and controlled by the user entirely, with no control being retained by the Aryacoin team.

1.INTRODUCTION

The concept of Blockchain first came to fame in October 2008, as part of a proposal for Bitcoin, with the aim to create P2P money without banks. Bitcoin introduced a novel solution to the age-old human problem of trust. The underlying blockchain technology allows us to trust the outputs of the system without trusting any actor within it. People and institutions who do not know or trust each other, reside in different countries, are subject to different jurisdictions, and who have no legally binding agreements with each other, can now interact over the Internet without the need for trusted third parties like banks, Internet platforms, or other types of clearing institutions.
When bitcoin was launched it was revolutionary allowing people to transfer money to anytime and anywhere with very low transaction fees . It was decentralized and their is no third party involved in the transaction , only the sender and receiver were involved.
This paper provide a solution to the double-spending problem using a peer-to-peer distributed timestamp server to generate computational proof of the chronological order of transactions.The system is secure as long as honest nodes collectively control more CPU power than any cooperating group of attacker nodes. Bitcoin was made so that it would not be controlled or regulated but now exchanges and governments are regulating bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at every step. Aryacoin was developed to overcome these restrictions on a free currency.
Aryacoin is a new age cryptocurrency, which withholds the original principle on which the concept of cryptocurrency was established. Combining the best in blockchain technology since the time of its creation, Aryacoin strives to deliver the highest trading and mining standards for its community.

1.1 OVERVIEW ABOUT ARYACOIN

Aryacoin is a new age cryptocurrency, which withholds the original principle on which the concept of cryptocurrency was established. Combining the best in blockchain technology since the time of its creation, Aryacoin strives to deliver the highest trading and mining standards for its community.
Aryacoin is a blockchain based project that allows users to access their wallet on the web and mobile browsers, using their login details.
Aryacoin can be mined; it also can be exchanged by other digital currencies in several world-famous exchanges such as Hitbtc, CoinEx, P2pb2b, WhiteBit, Changelly and is also listed in reputable wallets such as Coinomi and Guarda.
Aryacoin is a coin, which can be used by anyone looking to use cryptocurrency which allows them to keep their privacy even when buying/selling the coin along with while using the coin during transactions. Proof of work and cryptographic hashes allows transactions to verified.
Stable Fee Per AYA is a unique feature of Aryacoin, so by increasing the amount or volume of the transaction, there is no change in the fee within the network, which means that the fee for sending an amount less than 1 AYA is equal to several hundred million AYA. Another unique feature of Aryacoin is the undetectability of transactions in Explorer, such as the DASH and Monero, of course, this operation is unique to Aryacoin.
Using Aryacoin digital currency, like other currencies, international transactions can be done very quickly and there are no limitations in this area as the creators claim.
Aryacoin aims to allow users to access the Aryacoin wallet via the web and mobile browsers using their login details.
Aryacoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that enables users to send and receive payments directly from one party to another, and allow them to transfer funds across borders with no restriction or third party involvement. The blockchain-based system embraces the digital signature, which prevents double spending and low transfer fees, which enables users to transfer huge amounts with very low fees. The proof-of-work consensus mechanism allows each transaction to be verified and confirmed, while anonymity enables users to use the coin anywhere at any time.
According to the website of the operation, each wallet is divided into 2 or more AYA wallet addresses for each transaction, and depending on the volume of the transaction block, the origin, and destination of transactions in the network can not be traced and displayed to the public.
In fact, each wallet in Aryacoin consists of a total of several wallets. The number of these wallets increases per transaction to increase both security and privacy. Aryacoin also uses the dPoW protocol. In the dPoW protocol, a second layer is added to the network to verify transactions, which makes “51% attack” impossible even with more than half of the network hash, and blocks whose Blockchain uses this second layer of security never run the risk of 51% attacks.
AYA has been listed on a number of crypto exchanges, unlike other main cryptocurrencies, it cannot be directly purchased with fiats money. However, You can still easily buy this coin by
first buying Bitcoin from any large exchanges and then transfer to the exchange that offers to trade this coin.

1.1.1 ARYACOIN HISTORY

Aryacoin (AYA) is a new cryptocurrency, which has been created by a group of Iranian developers, is an altcoin which allows for decentralised, peer to peer transactions of electronic cash without any fees whatsoever. Along with the coin, there is a digital wallet that can be created and managed by the user entirely, with no control being retained by the Aryacoin team.
Aryacoin’s founder, Kiumars Parsa, has been a fan of alternative currencies and particularly Bitcoin.
We see people from all around the world using Blockchain technology and the great benefits that came with it and it then that I decided to solve this puzzle for find a way of bringing the last missing piece to the jigsaw. The idea for Aryacoin was born.” Parsa said.
Parsa and his team of Iranian ex-pats not only persevered but expedited the project and just a year later, in the summer of 2019, the first version of Aryacoin was released. In 2020, Aryacoin is the first and only Iranian coin listed on CMC.
Parsa goes on to state that it is now the strength of the community that has invested in the coin that will ultimately drive its success, alongside its robust technology and appealing 0% network fees.
We have thousands of voices behind Aryacoin. People for the people make this coin. It is a massive shout out for democracy. This had made us base the whole team strategy on the benefits for both our users and our traders.
One key example is that the network fee on AYA Blockchain is 0%. Yes, absolutely nothing, which which differentiates us from other networks. What also differentiates us from other coins is that we have AYAPAY which is the first cryptocurrency Gateway in the world which does not save funds on third party storage with all funds being forwarded directly to any wallet address that the Gateway owner requests”.
So for the first time ever, and unlike other gateways, incoming funds will be saved on the users account with submitted withdrawal requests then made on the Gateway host website. In AYAPAY which has also been developed by the Aryacoin team, all funds without extra fees or extra costs will directly forwarded to users wallets. We have named this technology as CloudWithdrawal.
We are continuously challenging ourselves as it is a crowded marketplace. We are striving to have a safer Blockchain against 51% attacks, faster confirmations speeds of transactions, cheaper network fee, growing the market by cooperation with Top tier Exchangers.

1.1.2 ARYACOIN’S MAIN GOAL

Aryacoin’s main goal is to educate people and give them the freedom to use cryptocurrency in any way they want. Aryacoin empowers the users to transfer, pay, trade cryptocurrency from any country around the globe.
Platforms that have been created by Aryacoin Team, as well as those that will go live in future, operate on the same principle and exclude absolutely no one.

1.1.3 PROBLEM ARYACOIN SEEKS TO SOLVE

Aryacoin aims to provide a long-term solution to the problem of double spending, which is still common in the crypto market. The developers of the system have created a peer-to-peer distributed timestamp server that generates computational proof of the transactions as they occur.
Besides, the system remains secure provided honest nodes control more CPU power than any cooperating group of attacker nodes. While Bitcoin was designed not to be regulated or controlled, many exchanges and governments have put regulatory measures on the pioneer cryptocurrency at every step. Aryacoin aims to overcome these restrictions as a free digital currency.

1.1.4 BENEFITS OF USING ARYACOIN

Aryacoin solution offers the following benefits:
  • Real-time update: whether you’re going on a holiday or a business trip, no problem. You can access your coins all over the world.
  • Instant operations: Aryacoin makes it quite easy for you to use your digital wallet and perform various operations with it.
  • Safe and secure: all your data is stored encrypted and can only be decrypted with your private key, seed, or password.
  • Strong security: The system has no control over your wallet. You are 100% in charge of your wallet and funds.

1.1.5 ARYACOIN FEATURES

1. Anonymity
The coin provides decent level of anonymity for all its users. The users can send their transactions to any of the public nodes to be broadcasted , the transaction sent to the nodes should be signed by the private key of the sender address . This allows the users to use the coin anywhere any time , sending transactions directly to the node allows users from any place and country .
2. Real Life Usage
aryacoin’s team is continuously developing new and innovative ways to use the coins , they are currently developing exchanges where the users can exchange the coins without any fees and any restrictions . They also are currently developing other innovative technologies, which would allow users to spend our coins everywhere and anywhere.
3. Offline Exchanges
They are also working with different offline vendors which would enable them to buy and sell the coins directly to our users on a fixed/variable price this would allow easy buy/sell directly using cash . This would allow the coins to be accessible to users without any restrictions which most of the online exchanges have, also increase the value and number of users along with new ways to spend the coin. This would increase anonymity level of the
coin. In addition, introduce new users into the cryptomarket and technology. Creating a revolution, which educates people about crypto and introduce them to the crypto world, which introduces a completely new group of people into crypto and a move towards a Decentralized future!
4. Transactions
When it comes to transactions, Aryacoin embraces a chain of digital signatures, where each owner simply transfers the coin to the next person by digitally signing a hash of the previous transaction and the public key of the next owner. The recipient can then verify the signatures to confirm the chain of ownership. Importantly, Aryacoin comes with a trusted central authority that checks every transaction for double spending.
5. Business Partner with Simplex
Aryacoin is the first and only Iranian digital currency that managed to obtain a trading license in other countries.
In collaboration with the foundation and financial giant Simplex, a major cryptocurrency company that has large companies such as Binance, P2P, Changelly, etc. Aryacoin has been licensed to enter the world’s major exchanges, as well as the possibility of purchasing AYA through Credit Cards, which will begin in the second half of 2020.
Also, the possibility of purchasing Aryacoin through Visa and MasterCard credit cards will be activated simultaneously inside the Aryacoin site. plus, in less than a year, AYA will be placed next to big names such as CoinCapMarket, Coinomi, P2P, Coinpayments and many other world-class brands today.

1.1.6 WHY CHOOSE ARYACOIN?

If you want to use a cryptocurrency that allows you to keep your privacy online even when buying and selling the coins, the Aryacoin team claims that AYA is the way to go. Aryacoin is putting in the work: with more ways to buy and sell, and fixing the issues that were present in the original Bitcoin, plus pushing the boundaries with innovative solutions in cryptocurrencies. You can get started using Aryacoin (AYA) payments simply by having a CoinPayments account!

1.1.7 ARYANA CENTRALIZED EXCHANGE

Aryana, the first Iranian exchange is a unique platform with the following features:
  • The first real international Persian exchange that obtains international licenses and is listed in CoinMarketCap.
  • The first Iranian exchange that has been cooperating with a legal and European exchange for 3 years.
  • The possibility of trading in Tomans (available currency in Iran) at the user’s desired price and getting rid of the transaction prices imposed by domestic sites inside Iran.
  • There is an internal fee payment plan by Iranian domestic banks for depositing and withdrawing Tomans for Aryacoin holders in Aryana Exchange.
  • The number that you see on the monitor and in your account will be equal to the number that is transferred to your bank account without a difference of one Rial.
  • The last but not least, noting the fact that there is a trading in Tomans possibility in Aryana exchange.
Aryana Exchange is using the most powerful, fastest, and most expensive server in the world, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which is currently the highest quality server for an Iranian site, so that professional traders do not lag behind the market even for a second.
The feature of Smart Trading Robots is one of the most powerful features for digital currency traders. Digital cryptocurrency traders are well aware of how much they will benefit from smart trading robots. In the Aryana exchange, it is possible to connect exchange user accounts to intelligent trading bots and trade even when they are offline.
The injection of $ 1 million a day in liquidity by the WhiteBite exchange to maintain and support the price of Tether and eliminate the Tether fluctuations with Bitcoin instabilities used by profiteers to become a matter of course.

1.1.8 HOW DOES ARYACOIN WORK?

Aryacoin (AYA) tries to ensure a high level of security and privacy. The team has made sure to eliminate any trading restrictions for the network users: no verification is required to carry out transactions on AYA, making the project truly anonymous, decentralized, and giving it a real use in day-to-day life. The Delayed-Proof-of-Work (dPoW) algorithm makes the Aryacoin blockchain immune to any attempts of a 51% attack. AYA defines a coin as a chain of digital signatures — each owner transfers the coin to the next owner by digitally signing the hash of the previous transaction and the public key of the next owner, and the receiver verifies the signatures and the chain of ownership.

2. ARYACOIN TECHNOLOGY

2.1 PROOF-OF-WORK

They use a proof-of-work system similar to Adam Back’s Hashcash to implement a distributed timestamp server on a peer-to-peer basis, rather than newspaper or Usenet publications. The proof-of-work involves scanning for a value that when hashed, such as with SHA-256, the hash begins with a number of zero bits. The average work required is exponential in the number of zero bits required and can be verified by executing a single hash.
For their timestamp network, they implement the proof-of-work by incrementing a nonce in the block until a value is found that gives the block’s hash the required zero bits. Once the CPU effort has been expended to make it satisfy the proof-of-work, the block cannot be changed without redoing the work. As later blocks are chained after it, the work to change the block would include redoing all the blocks after it.
The proof-of-work also solves the problem of determining representation in majority decision making. If the majority were based on one-IP-address-one-vote, it could be subverted by anyone able to allocate many IPs. Proof-of-work is essentially one-CPU-one-vote. The majority decision is represented by the longest chain, which has the greatest proof-of-work effort invested in it. If honest nodes control a majority of CPU power, the honest chain will grow the fastest and outpace any competing chains. To modify a past
block, an attacker would have to redo the proof-of-work of the block and all blocks after it, then catch up with, and surpass the work of the honest nodes.

2.2 NETWORK

The steps to run the network are as follows:
  • New transactions are broadcast to all nodes.
  • Each node collects new transactions into a block.
  • Each node works on finding a difficult proof-of-work for its block.
  • When a node finds a proof-of-work, it broadcasts the block to all nodes.
  • Nodes accept the block only if all transactions in it are valid and not already spent.
This is a very simple system that makes the network fast and scalable, while also providing a decent level of anonymity for all users. Users can send their transactions to any of the public nodes to be broadcast, and the private key of the sender’s address should sign any transaction sent to the nodes. This way, all transaction info remains strictly confidential. It also allows users to send transactions directly to the node from any place at any time and allows the transferring of huge amounts with very low fees.

2.3 AYAPAY PAYMENT SERVICES GATEWAY:

According to creators Aryacoin, the development team has succeeded in inventing a new blockchain technology for the first time in the world, which is undoubtedly a big step and great news for all digital currency enthusiasts around the world.
This new technology has been implemented on the Aryacoin AYAPAY platform and was unveiled on October 2. AYAPAY payment platform is the only payment gateway in the world that does not save money in users’ accounts and transfers incoming coins directly to any wallet address requested by the gateway owner without any additional transaction or fee.
In other similar systems or even systems such as PayPal, money is stored in the user account.

2.4 CONSENSUS ALGORITHM IN ARYACOIN

The devs introduced the Delayed-Proof-of-Work (dPoW) algorithm, which represents a hybrid consensus method that allows one blockchain to take advantage of the security provided by the hashing power of another blockchain. The AYA blockchain works on dPoW and can use such consensus methods as Proof-of-Work (PoW) or Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and join to any desired PoW blockchain. The main purpose of this is to allow the blockchain to continue operating without notary nodes on the basis of its original consensus method. In this situation, additional security will no longer be provided through the attached blockchain, but this is not a particularly significant problem. dPoW can improve the security level and reduce energy consumption for any blockchain.

2.5 DOUBLE-SPEND PROBLEM AND SOLUTION

One of the main problems in the blockchain world is that a receiver is unable to verify whether or not one of the senders did not double-spend. Aryacoin provides the solution, and has established a trusted central authority, or mint, that checks every transaction for double-spending. Only the mint can issue a new coin and all the coins issued directly from the mint are trusted and cannot be double-spent. However, such a system cannot therefore
be fully decentralized because it depends on the company running the mint, similar to a bank. Aryacoin implements a scheme where the receiver knows that the previous owners did not sign any earlier transactions. The mint is aware of all transactions including which of them arrived first. The developers used an interesting solution called the Timestamp Server, which works by taking a hash of a block of items to be ‘timestamped’ and publishing the hash. Each timestamp includes the previous timestamp in its hash, forming a chain. To modify a block, an attacker would have to redo the proof-of-work of all previous blocks, then catch up with, and surpass the work of the honest nodes. This is almost impossible, and makes the network processes more secure. The proof-of-work difficulty varies according to circumstances. Such an approach ensures reliability and high throughput.

3. ARYACOIN ROADMAP

April 2019: The launch of Aryacoin; AYA ICO, resulting in over 30BTC collected
December 2019: The launch of AYA Pay
April 2020: The successful Hamedan Hardfork, supported by all AYA exchanges, aimed at integrating the dPoW algorithm, improving the security of the AYA blockchain.
June 2020: Aryana Exchange goes live, opening more trading opportunities globally
July 2020: The enabling of our Coin Exchanger
November 2020: The implementation of Smart Contracts into the Aryacoin Ecosystem
Q1 2021: Alef B goes live (more details coming soon)

4. THE NUCYBER NETWORK COMMUNITY & SOCIAL

Website: https://aryacoin.io/
Explorer: https://explorer.aryacoin.io/
Github: https://github.com/Aryacoin/Aryacoin
Twitter: 1.1k followers https://twitter.com/AryacoinAYA
Reddit: 442 members https://github.com/nucypher
Instagram: 3.8k followers https://www.instagram.com/mrdigicoin/ Telegram: 5.9k subscribers https://t.me/AYA_Global

5. SUMMARY

Aryacoin (AYA) is a new age cryptocurrency that combines the best of the blockchain technology and strives to deliver high trading and mining standards, enabling users to make peer-to-peer decentralized transactions of electronic cash. Aryacoin is part of an ecosystem that includes payment gateway Ayapay and the Ayabank. AYA has a partnership with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which provides the ability to develop applications and store data on servers located in distributed data centers. The network fee for the AYA Blockchain is 0%. In Ayapay service, which has been developed by the Aryacoin team, all funds without extra fees or costs are directly forwarded to users’ wallets with technology called CloudWithdrawal. The devs team is introducing new use cases including exchanges where users will exchange AYA without any restrictions. You can buy AYA on an exchange of your choice, create an Aryacoin wallet, and store it in Guarda.

6. REFERENCES

1) https://coincodex.com/crypto/aryacoin/
2) https://www.icosandstos.com/coin/Aryacoin%20AYA/YuXO60UPF3
3) https://www.publish0x.com/iran-and-cryptocurrency/a-brief-introduction-of-aryacoin-first-ever-iranian-cryptocu-xoldlom
4) https://techround.co.uk/cryptocurrency/aryacoin-the-digital-currency-created-by-iranians/
5) https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/aryacoin/
6) https://blog.coinpayments.net/coin-spotlight/aryacoin
7) https://guarda.com/aryacoin-wallet
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NewsDemon 15th Anniversary Special Week Four! Final Week!

We are in the home stretch of our month long celebration of our 15th Anniversary!
In our final week of celebration, we look back to 2015. This year was filled with lots of great innovations that helped people around the world. Bill Gates helped build a machine that turns poop into potable water. A shoe was invented so that people with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy can put their own shoes on. A tattoo that helps diabetics track their blood sugar. Bitcoin was worth about $300 per coin (should have bought). Apple Pay was launched. Periscope too. And a Nigerian Prince died and left all of us a lot of money...unbelievably, we all had it happen to us by more than one Nigerian Prince...multiple times. Who knew Nigeria had so many Princes and why are they all dying?
Here you can see what the NewsDemon website looked like in 2015.

NewsDemon Circa ~2015
In 2015 we had about 2400 days of retention. Worldwide bandwidth prices continued to fall. A connection between the USA and EU which used to be filled with latency was starting to reach acceptable latency levels. As we continued to experiment with pricing (matching competitors or to maintain ground in an increasingly competitive marketplace) an unlimited account was down to $13 (from $18 in 2010). Consumers were speaking with their wallets and their desires were easy for us to decipher.
So in this final week of specials we are resuming what was our most popular plan this year (Seven Months Unlimited + VPN for $15). We are also launching a 6TB Non-Expiring Block for $15!
You can click here for the deals page: https://premium.newsdemon.com/usenet_anniversary/
All of these non-block accounts renew at same price until you cancel.
We are price matching all these deals at our NewsgroupDirect website. We know we will get a lot of price match requests, so we are just going to go ahead and list them on our price match page here: https://newsgroupdirect.com/usenet-deals
Over the first three weeks of our celebration we have roughly as many customers take the price match at NewsgroupDirect as we have the direct sale at NewsDemon. We are very happy the NewsgroupDirect product has become so popular. We also continue to have the free "Covid" server at NewsgroupDirect.
Details can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/usenet/comments/g3pets/free_unlimited_newsgroupdirect_access_during/
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Bitcoin

A lot of people talk about how Bitcoin will possibly reach mainstream adoption. While this is ideal, it likely won't happen in the way we visualize it.
Bitcoin's greatest strengths and key selling point is not very popular - that is, the idea of financial self-sovereignty, protection against inflation, security without third parties, and so on. Gold has had many of these properties for years, but gold bugs are somewhat rare in economic circles and certainly rare among mainstream.
It is too idealistic to believe that the mainstream will become "educated" and "financially literate" and therefore, adopt Bitcoin. That's not how the mainstream operates. They operate more like a fickle customer, following trends and only being concerned with short-term hits of dopamine that comes from things like a fast shopping experience, or a fast rise in an investment.
If Bitcoin remains how it has been for the last 10 years, it simply doesn't have enough flash to attract the mainstream. But perhaps, that is perfectly fine. Because Bitcoin can become ubiquitous without anyone in mainstream knowing what it is or how it works, much like TCP/IP or the Internet itself is simply "there" while the mainstream enjoys the results of the framework.
The way the Internet developed, was that a very, very, very small number of highly enthusiastic geeks decided to build something useful and interesting. They didn't spend a lot of time questioning, "how will we make the Internet accessible to the mainstream?" Rather, they knew that if the system was built on a solid foundation, good engineering principles, with scalability, security, and efficiency in mind, that it would naturally attract success if they did things right. Usability was not a concern, at least in the early phases.
It didn't matter that it required a ton of commands, scripts, complicated tools to make this "Internet" contraption work from their garage. Nobody knew what the hell it was, or how it worked, or why they would someday need it. They just knew the geeks were working on something.
Usability really came in once the businesses got involved, and started to streamline the "Internet". In fact, they adopted it so fast that the standards groups and geeks were not able to keep up with their desire to grow on top of the Internet. This created problems, where the technology wasn't ready for scale. For example, JavaScript was never meant to be a full-fledged application language for the client-side in browsers, but websites simply kept getting more and more complex. JavaScript standards have caught up to some degree, and browsers are more powerful, but it's still fundamentally something that could be far more efficient if it was designed from the ground up. Some concepts exist that could replace JavaScript such as Web Assembler but so far I haven't seen any really catch on or ready to overtake JavaScript.
The point is, Bitcoin will likely never be "mainstream" in the sense that everyone knows what it is or how it works. But, it will simply be the framework for financial transactions over the internet. The average user may never need to know that a system is using TCP/IP, or HTTPS, or BTC. It's simply a technology that makes good things happen for them, and that's enough.
The most mature, and secure Layer 1 is BTC. The most mature, and secure Layer 2 is BTC with Lightning Network. As we continue to build the standard, competing standards such as alt-coins, will continue to stick around. But eventually, it won't make sense for higher level platforms to adopt so many different root systems. In the beginning perhaps, it does make sense to support multiple platforms, but ultimately, communication standards should converge to make it easier for everyone. Otherwise, what is the point of a "standard" if there are so many of them? We only need one, and it makes things effective without any downside.
Is it possible for a sudden shift in underlying technology as the basis becomes something other than BTC? Yes, it is, but highly unlikely. At this point, it's not even worth considering because the distance between #1 and #2 is widening every day.
And it's important to understand, what "distance" are we talking about? Is it the "market cap"?
No.
Definitely NOT market cap.
What makes a technology like the internet the standard, is the adoption of platforms building on top of it. The fact that Lightning Network is primarily growing the fastest on Bitcoin is extremely significant. And, many platforms are building on Lightning Network itself, as a 3rd layer. Market cap, total value, is actually quite meaningless in this aspect. You could say "PayPal" and "Venmo" and "Apple Pay" all have far more value behind it because these businesses are huge. But these are not really comparable because they are not designed to be open platforms. Just like, "AOL" was huge back in the 90s, it was not the open Internet that we see today.
Java was once an extremely proprietary language, but they soon realized that by keeping it closed, nobody would build on it. Ultimately, now people can write Java programs without an official license, which blossomed into a ton of Java applications and kept Java alive. If it remained closed, it would likely be a forgotten relic of the past. Many people would have kept building on Java if they had no other choice, but slowly, there were more better and more open choices available.
Today, PayPal and the fiat currency are platforms that have a monopoly on transactions, but slowly, it's becoming clear to 2nd and 3rd layer applications that there is an advantage to using Bitcoin. And a new, open platform is better than the closed platforms.
It's important to separate the adoption of technology from the adoption of Bitcoin as use as "direct cash replacement" and as use as "store-of-value". Both are great, but what is really going to change the world, is the way Bitcoin is currently building a new type of financial "Internet". An actual, usable, stable communication protocol for how to transmit value without closed platforms.
In the beginning, we had many internet systems such as Gopher and Usenet and FTP and others, but for certain, it was HTTP and the World-Wide-Web that really became the "must-have" protocol for everyone. And HTTP is now probably used more for Email (Web-based), Group Chat (Discord/Slack), and File Transfers (cloud storage) than any of the individual protocols that existed. There is a convenience in dealing with one protocol. Bitcoin is likely to be that one protocol, because it's the easiest and more secure. Altcoins are interesting, but they are wild experiments at best. They may have some obscure use here or there, but we know that all else being equal, mass adoption will prefer to simplify. And simplifying all applications to be built on Bitcoin, rather than against Bitcoin, will likely be preferred by most serious platforms.
So don't worry if your friends arn't using Bitcoin to go shopping or that the mainstream just doesn't seem educated enough to understand it. They don't need to. Bitcoin will win because people will adopt the most efficient, reliable technology. People didn't understand how cars worked, but they were way faster than dealing with a horse pulling a buggy. People adopted it because the technology was good. Until people just use cars now as "common sense" transportation.
Closed systems like PayPal and Apple Pay will eventually die. Like AOL and Compuserve and all the thousands of other closed, proprietary, commercial systems that required permission or license or registration. At one point, AOL looked unstoppable. Everyone was on it. You would never have thought they would die. But they were unstoppable, until they wern't. And nobody blinked an eye. Someday, PayPal will be a relic of the past, as will Visa, MasterCard, and fiat currency. And it will feel so obvious that everyone switched to money that was technologically superior and open to everybody, that nobody will blink an eye.
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On Netscape Moments and the Journey to Hawaii

Disclaimer: I'm an online rando, not a licensed financial advisor. DYODD. This is an update to a post from six months ago.
The mood feels frothier than it's been for some time.
Our community has been buoyed by a maelstrom of DeFi activity, progress on Ethereum's economic policies, a path to 2.0 which seems less meandering than ever before and, let's not be shy about this, a few weeks of solidly green cucumbers.
It's lovely, overdue & well-deserved.
Between the memes & generally festive dailies, I like to hit pause, zoom out and offer some reflections on where un-permissioned blockchain--and Ethereum, as the most successful to date implementation thereof--is.
The web took a long time to grow up.
1980 through 1990: Invention, experimentation & backbone. MUDs & BBSs dominated. In 1990, a version of HTML that can be approximately called "usable" becomes available.
1990 through 1994: Early adoption, basic protocols & functionality. The first real web browser, Mosaic, launches. Significant web presence from universities, research institutions and large media entities or businesses. "Online for dummies" portals like AOL, Compuserve & Prodigy become common-place. Bryant Gumbel's infamous "What is Internet, anyway" moment turns out to be a seminal point of inflection for popular perception of web use & the utility of being online.
1994 through 1998: Consolidation, increased adoption, commercialization, disruption. Home & workplace use, ISPs & online purchases all show exponential growth. People joke around water coolers about using AOL trial CDs as coasters. Netscape makes web browsing more intuitive & integrates protocols (http, ftp, gopher, usenet, smtp/pop) into a single program, removing most of the friction involved in casual daily use. "You've got mail" segues from niche nerd activity into pop culture phenom. Edge technologies like peer-to-peer sharing become existential threats to decade-old business models, with significant legal and political implications. Online presence becomes mandatory for most businesses. Future giants like Google, Amazon & Ebay/PayPal explore & expand new ways of monetizing online space.
1998 through 2003: Commoditization, dot.com boom & bust cycle. Large proliferation of risky or poorly thought-out ventures, violent subsequent contraction. Pets.com happens a thousand times over. Teens begin to tune into proto-social media: Friendster, Hotornot, ICQ/Aim, Myspace, Xanga. Popular culture becomes permeated by all things Internet, with signs of exhaustion due to overexposure. Through peaks & valleys, Fortune 100 players, old & new, scramble to firm up their respective beach-heads into cyberspace, praise be upon our once & future prophet, William Gibson.
2003 through 2007: Ubiquity. Internet is now an inextricable part of the desktop experience. Venture capital is in a perpetual arms race to fund "Web 2.0," a more accessible, secure & well-integrated way of experiencing online activity. Network advantages displace also-rans, with Google, Amazon and Facebook increasingly dominating "mind-share." Internationally, online conglomerates graduate into billion-dollar businesses. New business models crop up online. YouTube, 4chan, SomethingAwful, DeviantArt, Tumblr are now foundational growing up experiences for millions of teens.
2007 through present: Ubiquity, cubed. Internet becomes hyper-accessible & necessary to key aspects of contemporary life. Law, medicine, finance and governance become dependent, to a large degree, on online activity. With smart phones available for price points below $30, a significant majority of human beings on the planet can interact with the most powerful & immediate way of accessing information we've ever built on a mass scale. Content consumption and creation explodes. Instant messaging, video-conferencing, geo-location sevices & flexible payment models become trivial aspects of every-day life.
That's three decades for the Internet & its main interface, the web, to reach maturity.
Blockchain was initially parameterized in 1991.
Bitcoin began in 2008.
Ethereum was proposed in 2013.
If we compare blockchain in general & Ethereum in particular to the development and eventual domination of the Internet, we're barely making headway through the second phase: early adoption, basic protocols & functionality.
My first point:
It's early on in the journey.
In some ways, blockchain & Ethereum are like the Internet, in that they represent transformative technologies.
In some ways, blockchain & Ethereum are unlike the Internet.
Thin protocols like http, ftp, email, etc, move data around. Value is captured by entities which acquire data and transact it: Google, Amazon, Ebay, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter.
Fat protocols like blockchains both move data around AND store it. Value is captured in the protocol itself.
My second point:
Based on objective data such as network use and development activity, Ethereum is the clear front-runner when it comes to public, un-permissioned blockchains.
We remain in the "overestimating early adoption/change" phase of blockchain & cyrpto-currency. Multiple projects in the top 25 by marketcap metric are of dubious technical & financial value. Some exchanges engage in market-distorting practices. Fraudulent "personalities" in the space still command significant attention. There's material risk to involvement in the early stages of any venture, blockchain & Ethereum included.
But: The flip to "overestimating early adoption/change" is "underestimating long term adoption/change."
And here is where I'd like to draw attention to the title of this post:
Netscape moments.
  • On the browser side, Brave has removed most of the complexity in privacy and blockchain-based, fairly distributed incentives. The growth is astounding & shows no sign of relenting. When Bill Burr does ad reads, it's safe to say that we're no longer looking at an obscure or arcane product.
  • On the wallet side, Argent has abstracted, as ethical-trade well put it,"most of the complexity that currently slows down onboarding on Ethereum and defi." Early response seems to have been overwhelming.
Netscape represented a dramatic turning point in Internet & web growth precisely because it consolidated and simplified a large number of complex and powerful technologies.
My third point:
We could be witnessing a number of similar flash-points which will be in retrospect acknowledged as fundamental pivots to parabolic growth--and they're happening on Ethereum.
A summary:
  • It's early on in the journey.
  • Based on objective data such as network use and development activity, Ethereum is the run-away front-runner when it comes to public, un-permissioned blockchains.
  • We seem to be witnessing parabolic growth "Netscape moments," and they're happening on Ethereum.
If 2020 is to crypto what 1994 was to the Internet, we can barely imagine the degree to which the world will run on blockchain in 2030.
If you're reading this, you're part of the 0.001% smart or lucky enough to understand what future is being built on, the same way that my father knew how the Internet will shape these last three decades.
You have a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Things like the BTC/ETH ratio & 35% fiat valuation drops or rises represent trivial noise in a broader landscape defined by tectonic realignments in technology, finance and politics.
I have a single question on those who have read this far:
On what kind of a time scale are you a bull on, and what are you doing about it?
I know what my answer is.
I wish all of you, /ethfinance brothers & sisters, good fortune and good health through the promise of these beautiful days to come.
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Currently any special offers

My current usenet account did expire. Therefore I am searching for a new offer.
I would like to pay with bitcoins. Are there any special offers currently active?
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Getting BTCs from different sources, different wallets?

Hi guys,
I am new to Bitcoin. I have setup my account with Coinbase, have Mycelium wallet installed as my mobile wallet and I also have posibility to buy BTCs from ATM (no ID needed).
I would like to pay with BTCs for VPN and Usenet and keep some anonymity but also want to buy some BTCs on Coinbase to spend it elsewhere or just keep it. Not huge amounts. Definitally less then 1k$.
My question is, should I keep two separate SW wallets (might buy HW wallet later) for BTCs bought from ATM and BTCs bought from Coinbase? What would happen if I would use Mycelium wallet for BTCs from ATM and from Coinbase from privacy/anonymity point of view?
Sorry for my ignorance. Thanks!
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Thoughts on the ratio, the future & the path forward

Disclaimer: I'm an online rando, not a licensed financial advisor. DYODD.
In light of recent angst about the BTC/ETH ratio & choppy price action, perhaps the following will be useful to ground your thinking about what Ethereum represents, its path to success & how you personally might approach it.
I grew up in Eastern Europe. My family was relatively well off: after the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, my father got a Fulbright scholarship at Stanford. He returned with dollars and, more importantly, American connections.
He constantly talked about how the future was going to be defined by the Internet.
I was a kid. Whatever "the Internet" was supposed to be, I was way more interested in playing Spectre and messing around with ClarisWorks on the PowerBook 100 my dad had brought back. In my defense: I was 6 & English isn't my first language.
My dad turned out to be right. But through the 90s & beyond, the Internet didn't always seem to be what the future will be built on.
A casual look @ how long it took the web to reach maturity:
1980 through 1990: Invention, experimentation & backbone. MUDs & BBSs dominated. In 1990, a version of HTML that can be approximately called "usable" becomes available.
1990 through 1994: Early adoption, basic protocols & functionality. The first real web browser, Mosaic, launches. Significant web presence from universities, research institutions and large media entities or businesses. "Online for dummies" portals like AOL, Compuserve & Prodigy become common-place. Bryant Gumbel's infamous "What is Internet, anyway" moment turns out to be a seminal point of inflection for popular perception of web use & the utility of being online.
1994 through 1998: Consolidation, increased adoption, commercialization, disruption. Home & workplace use, ISPs & online purchases all show exponential growth. People joke around water coolers about using AOL trial CDs as coasters. Netscape makes web browsing more intuitive & integrates protocols (http, ftp, gopher, usenet, smtp/pop) into a single program. "You've got mail" segues from niche nerd activity into pop culture phenom. Edge technologies like peer-to-peer sharing become existential threats to decade-old business models, with significant legal and political implications. Online presence becomes mandatory for most businesses. Future giants like Google, Amazon & Ebay/PayPal explore & expand new ways of monetizing online space.
1998 through 2003: Commoditization, dot.com boom & bust cycle. Large proliferation of risky or poorly thought-out ventures, violent subsequent contraction. Pets.com happens a thousand times over. Teens begin to tune into early social media: Friendster, Hotornot, Myspace, Xanga. Popular culture becomes permeated by all things Internet, with signs of exhaustion due to overexposure. Through peaks & valleys, Fortune 100 players, old & new, scramble to firm up their respective beach-heads into cyberspace, praise be upon our once & future prophet, William Gibson.
2003 through 2007: Ubiquity. Internet is now an inextricable part of the desktop experience. Venture capital is in a perpetual arms race to fund "Web 2.0," a more accessible, secure & well-integrated way of experiencing online activity. Network advantages displace also-rans, with Google, Amazon and Facebook increasingly dominating "mind-share." Internationally, online conglomerates graduate into billion-dollar businesses. New business models crop up online. YouTube, 4chan and SomethingAwful are part of growing up for millions of teens.
2007 through present: Ubiquity, cubed. Internet becomes hyper-accessible & necessary to key aspects of contemporary life. Major parts of law, medicine, finance and governance are now highly dependent on online activity. With smart phones available for price points below $30, a significant majority of human beings on the planet can interact with the most powerful & immediate way of accessing information we've ever built on a mass scale. Content consumption and creation explodes. Instant messaging, video-conferencing, geo-location sevices & flexible payment models become trivial aspects of every-day life.
That's three decades for the Internet & its main interface, the web, to reach maturity.
Blockchain was initially parameterized in 1991. Bitcoin began in 2008. Ethereum was proposed in 2013.
If we compare blockchain in general & Ethereum in particular to the development and eventual domination of the Internet, we're barely making headway through the second phase: early adoption, basic protocols & functionality. There's disruption & early commercialization, especially with defi & supply chains, but wide-spread adoption & killer "Keep It Simple, Stupid" apps akin to Netscape aren't here yet.
Took a while to get here, but here's my first basic point:
It's very, very early on in the journey.
In some ways, blockchain & Ethereum are like the Internet in that they represent radical new technologies.
In some ways, blockchain & Ethereum are unlike the Internet.
Thin protocols like http, ftp, email, etc, simply move data around. Value is captured by entities which acquire data: Google, Amazon, Ebay, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter.
Fat protocols like any variety of blockchains both move data around AND store it. Value is captured in the protocol itself.
My second basic point:
Based on objective data such as network use and development activity, Ethereum is the run-away front-runner when it comes to public, un-permissioned blockchains.
We're firmly in the "overestimating early adoption/change" phase of blockchain & cyrpto-currency. Multiple projects in the top 25 by marketcap metric are of dubious technical & financial value. Some exchanges engage in market-distorting practices. Fraudulent "personalities" in the space still command significant attention. There is material risk to involvement in the early stages of any venture, blockchain & Ethereum included.
But: The flip to "overestimating early adoption/change" is "underestimating long term adoption/change."
If my first two points are accurate, then 2019 is to crypto what 1994 was to the Internet, and we can barely imagine the degree to which the world will run on blockchain in 2029.
If you're reading this, you're part of the 0.001% smart or lucky enough to understand what future is being built on, the same way that my father knew how the Internet will shape these last three decades.
You have a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Things like the BTC/ETH ratio & 20% fiat valuation drops represent trivial noise in a broader landscape defined by tectonic realignments in technology, finance and politics.
In conclusion, I'd like to encourage everybody to consider:
  • What scale are you thinking on?
  • What timeline are you thinking on?
  • Are you aiming for something life-changing or not?
I know what my answers are.
Good luck & god speed, brothers & sisters.
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I'm looking for a way to start posting completely anonymous to Usenet

Hi there,
I've tried to buy a block account, which allows posting and doesn't count towards the download limit, but the only anonymous method of paying for it seems to be with bitcoins. So I've tried getting those but all methods require me to send photo id when I want to buy with PayPal, which defeats the purpose for me.
I was thinking of buying a gift card for amazon or steam and trading that for a block account so I don't have to deal with all the cryptocurrency stuff. Anyway, I just want to give back to the community and post TV-shows native to my country which are not otherwise found on Usenet.
Any tips on how to go about this?
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Looking for a fast seedbox to replace Seedboxes.cc

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Other important criteria might include, you might touch on, is for example:
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Looking to bring down costs slightly, not a demanding user

I'm currently with WhatBox and have been for years, and I think they're a great team, but my needs are changing slightly and I'm looking to halve my costs. I'm on a HDD EU plan (€21) at the moment. I've been told more than once there are better options for me, but they've never let me down and I value good customer service.
I'm also aware of deals that are likely to be coming up on Black Friday, so this is really about getting recommendations on a new provider.
TIA.
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Internet Nostalgia and the Future of Cryptocurrency — my personal story!

In the early 1990’s, when I was just a kid, my family purchased our first personal computer. It was a top of the line system with an Intel 486[i] processor running at a whopping 33MHz, 4MB of memory and a 33MB hard drive running MS-DOS[ii]! Although my trusted “MS-DOS for Dummies” handbook taught me everything I needed to know, the computer seemed more like a novelty than anything useful.
Nonetheless, I remember playing games like Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat[iii] and Hard Drivin’[iv] and many others. I also remember visiting our local Radio Shack for new software and the latest releases from the Tandy Corporation[v]. In fact, every now and then, my grandmother would take me to Radio Shack and buy me a new computer game (thanks grandma!)
A few years later, I started hearing about something called the “Internet.” However, I had no idea what it could do or how to “access” it. Then, one day, while visiting my local library, I discovered that their public computer was connected to the internet — and the World Wide Web!
Not only that, the library also offered a free program to help people connect their home computers to the internet[vi]. Once my family signed up, the library supervisor gave us a floppy disk with the required software, settings and instructions.
Now, keep in mind, I was not even a teenager at this time, and, on top of that, my family didn’t have a clue about tech. In fact, I remember my mother and grandmother looking at our new home computer as if it was an alien ship that just landed. So, basically, except for the floppy disc and the library supervisor, I was on my own! Somehow, I had to figure out how to set the whole thing up, and since internet technology was new to the public, I couldn’t find any references to model. And, of course, there was no google! Looking back, I must have driven the library supervisor crazy with all my questions!
Nevertheless, after buying a new computer with an awesome 100MHz processor and a 28kbit/s modem, and, almost a month later, I finally heard the magical beeps and static sounds of the free internet, and since the internet connection was provided by my local library, I was greeted with the library’s web page — Thank you Merrick Library!
Even though the whole internet consisted of plain black text[vii], I thought, “Wow, this is amazing! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!!!!”
With a sense of keen curiosity, I browsed the Usenet[viii] where people connected with one another and I searched the internet with WebCrawler[ix], and I even downloaded some images. However, there really wasn’t too much to discover, and before long, I brushed the internet off as another novelty and went back to playing computer games.
Then, about a year later, my local grocery store started offering free floppy discs for AOL[x], and I convinced my family to sign up for AOL’s free trial. Shortly thereafter, I was greeted with the iconic, “You’ve Got Mail!” However, the internet I discovered this time was no longer just plain black text!
I’ll never forget the first moment I saw the internet in full color with images! It took my breath away and the feeling of excitement was beyond profound!
At that point for me, the internet had blossomed into something extraordinary! And, along with vibrantly colored photos everywhere, there was a new website called Yahoo![xi]
Although few recognized it at the time, this was the beginning of the Dot-Com bubble, and not only would it change the internet, it would change the world!
Fast forward more than two decades to 2009, and now as an adult with my own son.
Something very different was beginning to stir, and it was called “Bitcoin” — a currency for the internet.
Although it was considered nothing more than an obscure idea at the time, it sparked something inside me — it was that same curious feeling I had when I first discovered the "text based" internet!
Even though I didn’t know much about this new oddity, I knew that I could use my computing power to generate something called Bitcoins. I thought, “Why not?“
So, after joining one of the first Bitcoin mining pools, I had my computer mine for a few days. This meant leaving my computer on non-stop with my GPU fan at full speed. In return, I earned 0.63BTC which was worth about $1.00USD at the time — with such little financial gain, I didn’t see the point of mining nor the feasibility of Bitcoin — so I stopped mining and forgot about Bitcoin.
Sometime later, I started hearing about Bitcoin again, but, this time, in some very different contexts:
Shortly after all the negativity began, I decided to learn more about Bitcoin. As my research unfolded, I began to comprehend “blockchain technology” as well as the potentials for technological advancement.
Once I understood the foundational premise of Bitcoin technology, I jumped in for real! I purchased Bitcoins, I started mining Litecoins (and others), and I continued to learn and evolve as a crypto miner, investor, trader, and loyal supporter.
Now, just 9 short years after the genesis block, Bitcoin has some new contexts:
Even as amazing as Bitcoin is today, I believe that it’s just the beginning of something much greater! However, to see what I see, you must look past the ICO’s, the scams, and the fear and anger of those involved. Once you see beyond the surface, the truth becomes quite clear, and, only then, can you begin to comprehend how Bitcoin is transforming the world!
Thanks to Bitcoin, we are on the cusp of technological evolution!
Moreover, the new technologies that are coming from Bitcoin development pay homage to their revolutionary beginnings.
For instance:
For me, foreseeing the future of cryptocurrency is like seeing the internet for the first time in full color with images, and, even though I’m no longer thirteen, I still have that same excited feeling! Indeed, the future is bright!
Thank you for reading this post and allowing me to share my story! I encourage you to share your crypto-story with me and others (here or anywhere appropriate).
What does Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mean to you?
Due to technological promise, what future cryptocurrencies/Blockchains/etc are you most excited about?
Although I’ve personally deemed some new cryptocurrencies potential gems, I’ll keep that information to myself right now. After all, the intention of this post is not to promote anything other than cryptocurrency in general.
Please, keep the crypto world in a positive state by allowing everyone their own opinions.
As a growing crypto-community, let’s move into the future together!
References
[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80486 — I wish I could remember the exact model.
[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS
[iii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager%27s_Air_Combat
[iv] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Drivin%27
[v] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Corporation
[vi] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_access
[vii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text-based_web_browser
[viii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
[ix] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebCrawler
[x] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL
[xi] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!
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How NOT to tell which is "the real Bitcoin"

1) Temporary price and hashpower dominance
Years ago I mused what would happen when the masses indoctrinated in Keynesian economics finally piled into Bitcoin. To hear it from the man himself in one of his rare moments of honesty,
By [inflating the money supply], the government may secretly and unobserved confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft.
-John Maynard Keynes
Not one man in a million. An exaggeration for effect, but the reality is probably 1% or less really understand the importance of an inflation-free, unmanipulable money supply.
Therefore, I pondered, with the propaganda arms of the world's governments working overtime to reinforce the Keynesian message that inflation is needed to keep the economy running smoothly and avoid the "ravages" of deflation, how hard would it be to get a majority of investors in Bitcoin to be for lifting the 21 million coin limit?
Pffft. Is that even a question? 90% could easily be convinced, probably 99% if the world's governments really tried. Remember this doesn't have to be done by convincing currrent investors to change their stance; much easier to bring in more new investors than have been in Bitcoin up to now, eclipsing them.
The consequences are then obvious: the majority, ney the vast majority, of the investment and therefore hashpower could end up in an Keynesian version of Bitcoin after a chain split. In fact at some point this seemed inevitable.
Is this a bad thing? No, I reasoned, because it will soon enough lose to the better money. It could take a few years, but we will always have our sound money in the original Bitcoin despite being relegated to underdog status and probably even losing the Bitcoin name for a time.
In fact, far from being a disaster, it would be a boon to those of us with the understanding and patience to wait it out: we'd get the chance to double, triple, or even tenfold our money in chain-split arbitrage trading on the backs of the clueless Keynes-indoctrinated masses.
To really drive the point home, consider that even the current crop of crypto investors are a relatively savvy bunch, yet they are granting 6 of the top 10 slots by market cap to coins that have yet to take the plunge to a decentralized model (XRP, EOS, ADA, XLM, IOTA, and NEO).
Realize that these new holders are still the top 1% in terms of general investor savvy, and you have an idea of the extent of the folly in choosing "the real Bitcoin" by market cap (and therefore by hashpower, since hashpower closely follows price).
Far be it from a sign of not being the real McCoy, temporary loss of price dominance is in fact something we should expect to happen perhaps even multiple times in the march to full global adoption.
Two investment adages reinforce the point that the market takes time to determine value and can be deranged in the "short term," which can actually be quite a while:
"The market can stay irrational for longer than you can remain solvent."
"In the short term the market is a popularity contest; in the long term it is a weighing machine."
Finally consider that the whole point of investing is to identify mass delusions and profit from them. An investment that is irrationally hated, as Bitcoin was in 2011 and 2012 - BCH in 2017 and 2018 - represents the ultimate buying opportunity. Bitcoin grew 100x in 2013, meaning about 99% of the investors were new and previously had ignored or disdained Bitcoin.
The nature of an exponentially growing asset is what they used to call on Usenet an "eternal September," wave after way of ever more clueless newbs, ever more ignorant of the history of Bitcoin and ever less educated in economics.
As crypto is currently the biggest investment fad in the world, the weighing machine assessing any "real Bitcoinness" has a big OUT OF ORDER sign on it. Any numbers displayed should be eyed with suspicion.
2) Naming conventions, ticker symbols, etc.
As mentioned above and as should really be obvious in a decentralized system, the one retaining the name Bitcoin for any short-term period can and likely several times in Bitcoin's future will come down to temporary price and popular caprice.
3) Github repo history, domain names, subreddit names, twitter handles, etc.
Should be self-explanatory. These come down to accidents of history, who is willing to pay the most for namespace, and the tribal politics of small groups. If any of these were to be seriously relied upon to determine a chain's worthiness to be the global ledger of civilization, Bitcoin could easily be subverted by bribing or otherwise compromising a website owner, domain squatter, or Github repository maintainer and/or a few committers.
4) Replay protection and emergency difficulty adjustment algorithms
As these are going to necessary for any temporary minority hashpower branch of a chain split, pointing to replay protection or EDA/DAA merely repeats the error of (1) above, the notion that short-term majority hashpower is any kind of reliable measure.
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Seedbox for Usenet & Sonarr/Radarr

I've filled out more than one of these over the past few weeks, and I hope that's ok. The more I research and learn, the more my wants/needs evolve. I figured it's easier to fill out a new form that try and explain changes in one I already posted.
• What is your budget per month? Around $10-$25 USD
• How much disk space do you need? Flexible
• Are you looking for shared or dedicated seedbox? I think shared is fine.
• Particular uses, streaming? VPN? One-click ease? Racing? NZBGet, radarr, sonarr, transferring downloads to Google Drive, and transferring files to local machine • What is the primary reason for getting a seedbox? Currently I use sonarradarnzbget to download my movie/tv library to my local machine. My media library folders are then synced to my G Suite Google Drive as a backup using my relatively slow upload at home (upstream only 10mbps). I'd like to use a seedbox to offload NZBGet, Sonarr, and Radarr to the cloud. My ideal end result would be RadarSonarr tells NZBGet what to download. After downloading, files are synced to my local machine somehow where they can be added to my Plex library. I do not have a strong preference whether the files are renamed and organized before or after being synced to my local machine. The only other thing I'd love to see happen would be for the files to somehow be automatically transferred to my GDrive straight from my seedbox as a way to bypass my slow home upload speed.
Though I'm slowly learning, my capabilities with linux and the command line is beginner at best. I'd be willing to pay a little more each month to have the setup process for all of this be as easy as possible.
• Location (yours and/or the vendors)? I'm in the US. • Particular speed (100M, 1G, 10G, Ludicrous Speed, etc)? I'd say a minimum of 1G, but the faster the better.
• Do you use public trackers extensively? Not really. I will honestly be doing very little torrenting (mainly Usenet).
• How much experience do you have with seedboxes, linux, and alike? Need a lot of handholding? Very minimal experience with seedboxes. I've spent the last couple days playing around with some, but that's it. Some experience with Linux (have set up a few Raspberry Pis, and have played with Docker some), but am really only capable of following very explicit step-by-step directions when working with the command line.
• Is your location problematic? e.g. I'm at university. I'm one of three people on the island of Yap. No
• Particular payment methods the vendor needs to accept: bitcoin, paypal, paysafecard, Turkish Lire? No
• Particular content: Games, TV shows, Anime; Movies; Remuxes; the oeuvre of Fatty Arbuckle? Ebooks, audiobooks, blu-Ray (1080p) remuxes, 1080p tv shows.
• Using problemsome trackers like public ones or challenging trackers like RED and CHD? No
• Any idea on how much bandwidth you need a month? 1TB; 3TB; 30TB? 1TB minimum, but the more the better.
• Are you a paranoiac, need special safety assurances? Not really.
• Other more unique requirements? You want to run a website too; Azureus is your favorite client, can't live without it; Or god forbid you really, really need Windows. No.
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Revolutions always take more time than you think

I am sad to see the price of bitcoin decline for over a year already. Nevertheless, I feel lucky to have the privilege to witness a third technological revolution in my life so far. But why do they always go so slow? And the funny thing is, once they have unfolded, they seemed to have gone very fast. Let me elaborate on the other two revolutions.
When I was 17 years old, my school was keen to set up a "personal computer programming class". In the few years before, computers had become smaller and cheaper. So cheap, that someone could afford a very simple computer for his very own. Those became known as Personal Computers or PC. I enrolled into the class, curious as I was about technical stuff, and I didn't need much time to recognize the mind blowing potential these PCs could have. Half a year later, I decided not to go study astronomy, my then passion, but computer science instead. In retrospect, that was a good career choice, as 30 years later everybody is walking around with a PC in his pocket (nowadays called a smartphone).
The second revolution was the Internet. Note, actually there are two parts to this one, the actual Internet and its biggest killer application so far, the World Wide Web (WWW). When most people talk about the Internet, they actually mean the WWW. You could even argue they should be considered separately, but the Internet had the promise of the WWW already clearly embedded in it.
The first time I got to know the Internet was in the days of cold nuclear fusion in 1989 (remember that?). As a student I worked as an assistant, and in our break room cold fusion was a hot topic. There was one person who had access to "the" Internet, and he always had the latest news that mortals like me had to read in the newspaper two days later. One year later I started my PhD and got access to the Internet on a daily basis, complete with my own shiny email address. Now the revolution engulfed me. Those were the days of telnet, ftp, mail, archie, and Usenet. I will never forget searching for a certain file with archie (a search tool for files on other computers), to find the needed file on a computer in Australia. The pure extacy of entering that computer at the other side of our planet, and sending that file on the fly to my own computer was exhilarating.
A few years later the first internet service provider (aptly called xs4all, they are still in business) started in the Netherlands. Now, you could access the Internet from home! I bought a modem, and now I could do everything from home that I could do at work. Like emailing. Some people had to laugh about that. Me, writing an email while connected by phone to Amsterdam. It wasn't cheap. It was fragile (if the connection dropped, my text was lost). Skeptics said, why not send a fax? Who has an email address? Why not simply call? And of course, they were right. But the Internet could do so much more in potential! It surely would get more practical and user-friendly, I thought. And it did.
In 1994 something new appeared. Mosaic, a program that allowed viewing of pages with texts and images that were on a different computer. This was the start of the World Wide Web, and in a matter of a few years many existing services like ftp, archie and Usenet would move to the WWW. It made the Internet truly user-friendly. This is gonna be big, I thought. I once put up my PC on a party for my friends to try the WWW. I got excited the very first time I saw a web address written on a truck. And I ended up working for a company that develops web-applications.
Late October 2013, I looked into Bitcoin seriously for the first time. I had heard about it one or two years before, but didn't pay attention. Now I did, and suddenly realized THIS is gonna be big. Why? The Internet has made information and software globally distributed and yet, instantly available. But one piece of the puzzle was still missing. Trust. If you exchange value with an anonymous party, you need a trusted third party in between. If you buy a book in your local bookstore, and pay with cash, no trust is needed. Because you swap the cash for the book there and then. But if you buy a book at Amazon, you need a third party that trusts both Amazon and you, so that Amazon and you don't need to trust each other. In this example, this third party is a credit card company.
It also works with other things, like property rights, for which both parties put trust in a notary (which is licensed by the government). Or for money itself. Money is basically a claim you have to future resources. We trust our Central Bank to make sure our money doesn't lose its value too fast. And the government trusts the Central Bank that it doesn't gain value. Because if it does, their debts increase in value, making it harder to pay them back. (That's the main reason for the scaremongering about possible deflation, BTW.)
And now there is Bitcoin, where there is no trust in one single entity. Instead, trust is distributed across the network. A truly revolutionary concept! And the strength of the Bitcoin network keeps growing. In 2014 it became no less than 40 times stronger. So while the price of bitcoin went down by two thirds, the Bitcoin network grew enormously. Remarkable how different groups of people, Bitcoin processors (aka 'miners') and speculators, can have such divergent expectations. Also the software developers have been working like crazy to improve Bitcoin applications, entrepreneurs are busy creating new Bitcoin services, and venture capitalists are pouring millions into startups.
The genie is out of the bottle, the revolution will run its course. And when its done, we'll all say how fast things change...
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New usenet provider Usenet.Farm is looking for testers!

UPDATE 17-Sep 2015
Beta test is ended today. We are now running in production and want to thanks all the testers for the feedback we received.
Our website is on-line at https://usenet.farm and you can register for a free trial with 10GB traffic.
Some details about our platform:
UPDATE 22 Jul 2015.
We started in the begin as a cache only provider but we changed that a bit. We have a full text feed now to our platform en are also receiving a full feed till 250kb article size of text and binary messages.
We are also testing some rate-limiting options. So it is possible that you get slower speeds now!
UPDATE 12 Jun 2015. We are running with a new SSL engine. Please test again if you had SSL problems in the past.
Port 443 SSL (Less secure SSL all client should work on this port)
Port 563 TLS (More secure SSL. Some clients have problems with this).
UPDATE 05 Jun 2015. BETA testing servers is open again. Please test again. The problems of "Max connections" should be solved also more stable connections and faster connections (We tested +200Mbits with 1 connection).
Before we go public we are searching for testers who want to test our platform for free! You can sign up at our website for a free account http://usenet.farm/
We are adding blocks of 50 free accounts step by step to scale the load on the platform. So keep an eye on our website if there are free accounts available.
Thank you for time and testing!
submitted by UsenetFarm to usenet [link] [comments]

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