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@gpuhot: @bitcoin_v Miners please set your diff at least to 1 million now for an S9! 100k is too low here! https://t.co/YkFrOdKrvq

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03-16 08:47 - 'They use BUIP's as a freelance job board for things outside software development, which is a stark departure from the concept of a BIP. I think it's pretty clear that that's what I'm bringing attention to. / edit: the diff...' by /u/stringliterals removed from /r/Bitcoin within 1-6min

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Do you hear about Bitcoin vault cube? Imagine you can save Bitcoins for a 10 years. Block reward will be halved 2 times and mining diff. will be very high !!! How much 1 Bitcoin can be worth ?

Do you hear about Bitcoin vault cube? Imagine you can save Bitcoins for a 10 years. Block reward will be halved 2 times and mining diff. will be very high !!! How much 1 Bitcoin can be worth ? submitted by AnaBtc to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Bitcoiners' efforts to put Bitcoin back on Wikipedia, 2010

On July 30, 2010, the Bitcoin article on Wikipedia was deleted, and it took until December to restore it. "No notable third-party coverage" was the main reason for deletion. Yes, there was a time when Bitcoin wasn't even being used by drug-dealers, so there weren't great stories for the press. Frustratingly, the Bitcoin Wikipedia page had existed since March 8, 2009, and by July 2010 it had been refined and polished to the point where it seemed to have met Wikipedia standards. More frustrating about the deletion, perhaps, was that Bitcoin was not easy to comprehend in July 2010, so a Wikipedia article was critical to helping bitcoin adoption. Without it, how else were you to tell your friends, taxi drivers and parents what it really was?
On August 4 of 2010, the outcry was great enough from the community at bitcointalk that the Bitcoin page on Wikipedia was put up for deletion review. However the page's deletion was upheld. Then when bitcoiners lobbied for another deletion review in September the deletion was once again upheld.
The main reason for keeping it deleted in each instance was the lack of notable, credible sources. One of the wiki editors said "The message to Bitcoin's supporters is: you would be better spending your energy in writing articles about it and getting them published in some reliable industry journals (i.e. those with enough editorial control to be accepted here as reliable sources). When you have achieved that, you can cite them as references and there will be no problem here. Your mistake is to try to use Wikipedia as the start of your promotion campaign - that's not what it's for."
Fair enough! Bitcoiners at the time were using bitcoin-related sources as their "credible sources", and wiki editors weren't falling for it. Eight out of eight citations on the June 2010 Wikipedia page were from bitcoin.org.
Here's another brief interaction between non-deletion user "Em3rgent0rdr" and glacier expert (and wiki deletionist) Polargeo:
There are now close to 5 million bitcoins, and at the current exchange rate of ~$0.22 USD/bitcoin, that means approx $1,100,000 USD worth of bitcoins exist in the bitcoin economy. This is significant. --Em3rgent0rdr
My uncle has a house worth more than that. Do you think his house should have a page on wikipedia? Polargeo
I understand Polargeo's point, but I've always taken a guilty satisfaction in knowing that Bitcoin's market cap has eclipsed the value of his uncle's house.
Eventually coverage from The Irish Times, Lew Rockwell and PCWorld put enough independent journalistic credibility into bitcoin, that the third deletion review came back with a Restore decision. The conservative crew at Wikipedia gave this warning before restoring the page: "if restored, protect immediately from new users-this one is a crapmagnet".
Take a deeper look at the Bitcoin Wikipedia page's stats, you'll see lots of work put in (for no miner's reward!). 2,452 editors and over 13,000 total revisions. If you're a Bitcoin Wikipedia editor, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
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BetOnline Down?

Is BetOnline down for anyone?
I just made a deposit via bitcoin because I found a bet I love, but now when I try to access the site, the page doesn't load up and I get the message "You do not have permission to view this directory or page"
This is on mobile if it makes a difference
Update: It works when I use incognito mode. Thoughts on why that is?
Update: Incognito no longer works. Their twitter said IT is working on it. That was 9 hours ago. 1 hour ago they tweeted that they have technical difficulties and hope to have it up soon. Unfortunately no ETA
Update: Comments made by others have links to A) a possible $50 free roll once the site is running, and B) a BetOnline tweet saying they are under a cyber attack. Not sure what to make of this. Hopefully bankrolls and information are secure
Update: Site is back up, but for me at least, I can only view the help page
Update: Dave Mason has tweeted that funds are safe and pending wagers will be graded. Still no ETA
5:45 PM EST Update: BOL sent out an email saying the site will likely be down throughout the weekend. The Mega Contest and Survivor Contest will exclude week 6 and continue in week 7
8:30 PM EST Update: BetOnline tweets out they have made "significant progress" in the last 24hrs. Hope to provide an ETA soon in r 10 PM EST Update: BOL tweets all funds are safe and pending wagers will be graded. " BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) Tweeted: We are happy to update the following commonly asked questions:
  1. All player balances and funds are 100% safe and secure
  2. All pending wagers are still valid
We are rapidly working on an overall solution and hope to have one for you ASAP."
Thank you again for your patience. https://twitter.com/betonline_ag/status/1317642756911734784?s=20
Update: BOL tweets out that they expect all services to be live at some point today
Update: BOL is back online. Not mobile as of now I believe
Edit: Thanks for the award! I don't mind posting any updates I find. I'm just a local degen anxious about when it comes online. All in this together!
Update: They sent an email out with a loyalty bonus 1) A 100% deposit bonus (I nvr take the bonus bc of the rollover) 2) $100 free bet on Bucs v Raiders spread or total. Must be more than $10 wager. A loss will be refunded but those funds will be under a 3x Rollover requirement. If the game is postponed there will be a diff game chosen for the promo in week 8 3) $25 bet pretty much easy money. Bet is for all 3 Thanksgiving day games to combine for over 9 points at even odds.
Must be sure to opt in to the promo beforehand. Check your email. Click the image and enter your acct number to opt in
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26 / £675,000 / Frugal

Hello,
Backstory:
I'm 26 and made 675,000 pounds post-tax over the past 2-3 years "investing" and I use that term lightly in crypto currencies and just got lucky considering I missed the boat on Bitcoin all those years ago.
Made my final sell off of ChainLink when it hit the ATH and cashed out another 260k and owe roughly around 45-50k taxes which is sitting in a instant saver which I will leave there tbh.
So the final 675k is in 2 places at the moment, I put 300k into a 40/60 Vanguard LS fund (40k of it is in an ISA) and I am not sure what to do with the other 375k, I will go for a lightly higher risk fund but need some suggestions... I also have around 10k in another account which I already set aside for travelling / emergency fund.
I currently work a crappy retail job part-time barely earning 10k a year since I don't do hardly any OT and my rent is around 400 quid a month plus another 200 on bills since I rent a room in a mates 2 bed flat.
I have zero career prospects since I didn't go University nor did I do well in college but have a desire to travel for a while frugally.
About myself, I am ultra frugal but not because I am tight it's just I am a minimalist person, I hate having too much stuff lying around and don't care for being materialistic etc.
TL'DR what funds should I invest in with 375k, should I move the 300k in the LS 40/60 after 6 months to a diff one or is it fine?
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Gridcoin 5.0.0.0-Mandatory "Fern" Release

https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/5.0.0.0
Finally! After over ten months of development and testing, "Fern" has arrived! This is a whopper. 240 pull requests merged. Essentially a complete rewrite that was started with the scraper (the "neural net" rewrite) in "Denise" has now been completed. Practically the ENTIRE Gridcoin specific codebase resting on top of the vanilla Bitcoin/Peercoin/Blackcoin vanilla PoS code has been rewritten. This removes the team requirement at last (see below), although there are many other important improvements besides that.
Fern was a monumental undertaking. We had to encode all of the old rules active for the v10 block protocol in new code and ensure that the new code was 100% compatible. This had to be done in such a way as to clear out all of the old spaghetti and ring-fence it with tightly controlled class implementations. We then wrote an entirely new, simplified ruleset for research rewards and reengineered contracts (which includes beacon management, polls, and voting) using properly classed code. The fundamentals of Gridcoin with this release are now on a very sound and maintainable footing, and the developers believe the codebase as updated here will serve as the fundamental basis for Gridcoin's future roadmap.
We have been testing this for MONTHS on testnet in various stages. The v10 (legacy) compatibility code has been running on testnet continuously as it was developed to ensure compatibility with existing nodes. During the last few months, we have done two private testnet forks and then the full public testnet testing for v11 code (the new protocol which is what Fern implements). The developers have also been running non-staking "sentinel" nodes on mainnet with this code to verify that the consensus rules are problem-free for the legacy compatibility code on the broader mainnet. We believe this amount of testing is going to result in a smooth rollout.
Given the amount of changes in Fern, I am presenting TWO changelogs below. One is high level, which summarizes the most significant changes in the protocol. The second changelog is the detailed one in the usual format, and gives you an inkling of the size of this release.

Highlights

Protocol

Note that the protocol changes will not become active until we cross the hard-fork transition height to v11, which has been set at 2053000. Given current average block spacing, this should happen around October 4, about one month from now.
Note that to get all of the beacons in the network on the new protocol, we are requiring ALL beacons to be validated. A two week (14 day) grace period is provided by the code, starting at the time of the transition height, for people currently holding a beacon to validate the beacon and prevent it from expiring. That means that EVERY CRUNCHER must advertise and validate their beacon AFTER the v11 transition (around Oct 4th) and BEFORE October 18th (or more precisely, 14 days from the actual date of the v11 transition). If you do not advertise and validate your beacon by this time, your beacon will expire and you will stop earning research rewards until you advertise and validate a new beacon. This process has been made much easier by a brand new beacon "wizard" that helps manage beacon advertisements and renewals. Once a beacon has been validated and is a v11 protocol beacon, the normal 180 day expiration rules apply. Note, however, that the 180 day expiration on research rewards has been removed with the Fern update. This means that while your beacon might expire after 180 days, your earned research rewards will be retained and can be claimed by advertising a beacon with the same CPID and going through the validation process again. In other words, you do not lose any earned research rewards if you do not stake a block within 180 days and keep your beacon up-to-date.
The transition height is also when the team requirement will be relaxed for the network.

GUI

Besides the beacon wizard, there are a number of improvements to the GUI, including new UI transaction types (and icons) for staking the superblock, sidestake sends, beacon advertisement, voting, poll creation, and transactions with a message. The main screen has been revamped with a better summary section, and better status icons. Several changes under the hood have improved GUI performance. And finally, the diagnostics have been revamped.

Blockchain

The wallet sync speed has been DRASTICALLY improved. A decent machine with a good network connection should be able to sync the entire mainnet blockchain in less than 4 hours. A fast machine with a really fast network connection and a good SSD can do it in about 2.5 hours. One of our goals was to reduce or eliminate the reliance on snapshots for mainnet, and I think we have accomplished that goal with the new sync speed. We have also streamlined the in-memory structures for the blockchain which shaves some memory use.
There are so many goodies here it is hard to summarize them all.
I would like to thank all of the contributors to this release, but especially thank @cyrossignol, whose incredible contributions formed the backbone of this release. I would also like to pay special thanks to @barton2526, @caraka, and @Quezacoatl1, who tirelessly helped during the testing and polishing phase on testnet with testing and repeated builds for all architectures.
The developers are proud to present this release to the community and we believe this represents the starting point for a true renaissance for Gridcoin!

Summary Changelog

Accrual

Changed

Most significantly, nodes calculate research rewards directly from the magnitudes in EACH superblock between stakes instead of using a two- or three- point average based on a CPID's current magnitude and the magnitude for the CPID when it last staked. For those long-timers in the community, this has been referred to as "Superblock Windows," and was first done in proof-of-concept form by @denravonska.

Removed

Beacons

Added

Changed

Removed

Unaltered

As a reminder:

Superblocks

Added

Changed

Removed

Voting

Added

Changed

Removed

Detailed Changelog

[5.0.0.0] 2020-09-03, mandatory, "Fern"

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

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DigiByte Mining Pool - Official Launch - 50,000 DGB Giveaway!

DigiByte Mining Pool - Official Launch - 50,000 DGB Giveaway!

https://preview.redd.it/1hlax7cksas51.png?width=2000&format=png&auto=webp&s=6893e01650cfdd3a778df5705a0382ad8b382488
I have been working hard on the front-end of my pool for the past couple of months. Anyone who saw v1.0 will be shocked to see the progress it's made. It now has a fantastic front-end with detailed charts, graphs, and user stats, all in a sleek Bootstrap 4.0 layout.
Miners....come join us at https://Luckyblocks.ninja
I wanted to offer support for all Algo's, and initially, I did. But after talking with DigiByte developers, and taking their advice this was changed to support only Scrypt and SHA256D. Until ProgPOW is implemented GPU mining is pointless, so this ultimately is why I chose Scrypt and SHA256D.
Another feature of the pool is BTC and LTC Solo Mining for any of you guys out there that have some gear that's not profitable to mine with anymore and just want to play the blockchain lottery. Wouldn't it be nice to wake up with 6.25 Bitcoin in your wallet one morning?
General Pool Features are:
  • Asic-Boost Supported
  • Ultra-efficient handcrafted code
  • Transaction fees paid to miners
  • VarDiff & Static Diff Supported
  • Anonymous mining to your wallet
  • Solo Mining
  • No withdraw fees
  • No registration
  • No pool wallets
Ready to join up? Head over to https://Luckyblocks.ninja to get started.
PS - Did I mention we're going to give one lucky miner 50,000 DigiByte?
Want to know more about the Giveaway? https://Luckyblocks.ninja/faq
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What is your Bitcoin Maturity Score?

How many of the 25 steps in the bitcoin rabbit hole have you mastered? Be honest. Count how many and divide your score by 2.5.
Your Score: <5: learner / weak hands 5-7: hodler 8-9: mature 10: orange pilled
Post your result below.
The Bitcoin Journey: 1. That (log) price chart! 🧐 2. Digital scarce? 🤔 3. Satochi 4. Blockchain 5. Alts 6. Mining, halvings, diff adjustment 7. How do I get it? 8. Wallets, keys, seeds, exchanges 9. Crypto Twitter 10. Fees, hashrate, mempool, txs 11. Money, inflation, central banks 12. Stocks, S&P500, 13. Charts, TA, RSI, MA’s, triangles, patterns 🤓 14. Keynes, Austrian economics 15. Bull/bear market, trading, win/lose 16. Network effects & adoption 17. Gold, Silver, real estate 18. Full node, electrum pvt server 19. Evangelize / orange pilled 💊 20. All-in / auto-dca 21. Immaculate conception 22. NGU, game theory 23. Cosmic renaissance 24. Opsec, multisig 25. Maximalism
Let me know your score & what’s missing from your journey. Also accepting suggestions for better results categories/ descriptions.
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[ANN][ANDROID MINING][AIRDROP] NewEnglandcoin: Scrypt RandomSpike

New England
New England 6 States Songs: https://www.reddit.com/newengland/comments/er8wxd/new_england_6_states_songs/
NewEnglandcoin
Symbol: NENG
NewEnglandcoin is a clone of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm with enhanced features to protect against 51% attack and decentralize on mining to allow diversified mining rigs across CPUs, GPUs, ASICs and Android phones.
Mining Algorithm: Scrypt with RandomSpike. RandomSpike is 3rd generation of Dynamic Difficulty (DynDiff) algorithm on top of scrypt.
1 minute block targets base difficulty reset: every 1440 blocks subsidy halves in 2.1m blocks (~ 2 to 4 years) 84,000,000,000 total maximum NENG 20000 NENG per block Pre-mine: 1% - reserved for dev fund ICO: None RPCPort: 6376 Port: 6377
NewEnglandcoin has dogecoin like supply at 84 billion maximum NENG. This huge supply insures that NENG is suitable for retail transactions and daily use. The inflation schedule of NengEnglandcoin is actually identical to that of Litecoin. Bitcoin and Litecoin are already proven to be great long term store of value. The Litecoin-like NENG inflation schedule will make NewEnglandcoin ideal for long term investment appreciation as the supply is limited and capped at a fixed number
Bitcoin Fork - Suitable for Home Hobbyists
NewEnglandcoin core wallet continues to maintain version tag of "Satoshi v0.8.7.5" because NewEnglandcoin is very much an exact clone of bitcoin plus some mining feature changes with DynDiff algorithm. NewEnglandcoin is very suitable as lite version of bitcoin for educational purpose on desktop mining, full node running and bitcoin programming using bitcoin-json APIs.
The NewEnglandcoin (NENG) mining algorithm original upgrade ideas were mainly designed for decentralization of mining rigs on scrypt, which is same algo as litecoin/dogecoin. The way it is going now is that NENG is very suitable for bitcoin/litecoin/dogecoin hobbyists who can not , will not spend huge money to run noisy ASIC/GPU mining equipments, but still want to mine NENG at home with quiet simple CPU/GPU or with a cheap ASIC like FutureBit Moonlander 2 USB or Apollo pod on solo mining setup to obtain very decent profitable results. NENG allows bitcoin litecoin hobbyists to experience full node running, solo mining, CPU/GPU/ASIC for a fun experience at home at cheap cost without breaking bank on equipment or electricity.
MIT Free Course - 23 lectures about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Finance (Fall,2018)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn
CPU Minable Coin Because of dynamic difficulty algorithm on top of scrypt, NewEnglandcoin is CPU Minable. Users can easily set up full node for mining at Home PC or Mac using our dedicated cheetah software.
Research on the first forked 50 blocks on v1.2.0 core confirmed that ASIC/GPU miners mined 66% of 50 blocks, CPU miners mined the remaining 34%.
NENG v1.4.0 release enabled CPU mining inside android phones.
Youtube Video Tutorial
How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in Windows 10 Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOoPvAjzlE How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in Windows 10 Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHnRJvJRzZg
How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in macOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7NLMeNSOQ
Decentralization and Community Driven NewEnglandcoin is a decentralized coin just like bitcoin. There is no boss on NewEnglandcoin. Nobody nor the dev owns NENG.
We know a coin is worth nothing if there is no backing from community. Therefore, we as dev do not intend to make decision on this coin solely by ourselves. It is our expectation that NewEnglandcoin community will make majority of decisions on direction of this coin from now on. We as dev merely view our-self as coin creater and technical support of this coin while providing NENG a permanent home at ShorelineCrypto Exchange.
Twitter Airdrop
Follow NENG twitter and receive 100,000 NENG on Twitter Airdrop to up to 1000 winners
Graphic Redesign Bounty
Top one award: 90.9 million NENG Top 10 Winners: 500,000 NENG / person Event Timing: March 25, 2019 - Present Event Address: NewEnglandcoin DISCORD at: https://discord.gg/UPeBwgs
Please complete above Twitter Bounty requirement first. Then follow Below Steps to qualify for the Bounty: (1) Required: submit your own designed NENG logo picture in gif, png jpg or any other common graphic file format into DISCORD "bounty-submission" board (2) Optional: submit a second graphic for logo or any other marketing purposes into "bounty-submission" board. (3) Complete below form.
Please limit your submission to no more than two total. Delete any wrongly submitted or undesired graphics in the board. Contact DISCORD u/honglu69#5911 or u/krypton#6139 if you have any issues.
Twitter Airdrop/Graphic Redesign bounty sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/L0vcwmVi8c76cR7m1
Milestones
Roadmap
NENG v1.4.0 Android Mining, randomSpike Evaluation https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/NENG_2020_Q3_report/NENG_2020_Q3_report.pdf
RandomSpike - NENG core v1.3.0 Hardfork Upgrade Proposal https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/2020Q1_Report/Scrypt_RandomSpike_NENGv1.3.0_Hardfork_Proposal.pdf
NENG Security, Decentralization & Valuation
https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/2019Q2_report/NENG_Security_Decentralization_Value.pdf
Whitepaper v1.0 https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/whitepaper_v1.0/NENG_WhitePaper.pdf
DISCORD https://discord.gg/UPeBwgs
Explorer
http://www.findblocks.com/exploreNENG http://86.100.49.209/exploreNENG http://nengexplorer.mooo.com:3001/
Step by step guide on how to setup an explorer: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/nengexplorer
Github https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin
Wallet
Android with UserLand App (arm64/armhf), Chromebook (x64/arm64/armhf): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.5
Linux Wallet (Ubuntu/Linux Mint, Debian/MX Linux, Arch/Manjaro, Fedora, openSUSE): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.3
MacOS Wallet (10.11 El Capitan or higher): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.2
Android with GNUroot on 32 bits old Phones (alpha release) wallet: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0
Windows wallet: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.3.0.1
addnode ip address for the wallet to sync faster, frequently updated conf file: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/cheetah_cpumineblob/mastenewenglandcoin.conf-example
How to Sync Full Node Desktop Wallet https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/comments/er6f0q/how_to_sync_full_node_desktop_wallet/
TWITTER https://twitter.com/newenglandcoin
REDDIT https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/
Cheetah CPU Miner Software https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/cheetah_cpuminer
Solo Mining with GPU or ASIC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52187727#msg52187727
How to Run Two Full Node in Same Desktop PC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53581449#msg53581449
ASIC/GPU Mining Pools Warning to Big ASIC Miners Due to DynDiff Algo on top of Scrypt, solo mining is recommended for ASIC/GPU miners. Further more, even for mining pools, small mining pool will generate better performance than big NENG mining pool because of new algo v1.2.x post hard fork.
The set up configuration of NENG for scrypt pool mining is same as a typical normal scrypt coin. In other word, DynDiff on Scrypt algo is backward compatible with Scrypt algo. Because ASIC/GPU miners rely on CPU miners for smooth blockchain movement, checkout bottom of "Latest News" section for A WARNING to All ASIC miners before you decide to dump big ASIC hash rate into NENG mining.
(1) Original DynDiff Warning: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48324708#msg48324708 (2) New Warning on RandomSpike Spike difficulty (244k) introduced in RandomSpike served as roadblocks to instant mining and provide security against 51% attack risk. However, this spike difficulty like a roadblock that makes big ASIC mining less profitable. In case of spike block to be mined, the spike difficulty immediately serve as base difficulty, which will block GPU/ASIC miners effectively and leave CPU cheetah solo miners dominating mining almost 100% until next base difficulty reset.
FindBlocks http://findblocks.com/
CRpool http://crpool.xyz/
Cminors' Pool http://newenglandcoin.cminors-pool.com/
SPOOL https://spools.online/
Exchange
📷
https://shorelinecrypto.com/
Features: anonymous sign up and trading. No restriction or limit on deposit or withdraw.
The trading pairs available: NewEnglandcoin (NENG) / Dogecoin (DOGE)
Trading commission: A round trip trading will incur 0.10% trading fees in average. Fees are paid only on buyer side. buy fee: 0.2% / sell fee: 0% Deposit fees: free for all coins Withdraw fees: ZERO per withdraw. Mining fees are appointed by each coin blockchain. To cover the blockchain mining fees, there is minimum balance per coin per account: * Dogecoin 2 DOGE * NewEnglandcoin 1 NENG
Latest News Aug 30, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.5 Released for Android/Chromebook Upgrade with armhf, better hardware support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg55098029#msg55098029
Aug 11, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.4 Released for Android arm64 Upgrade / Chromebook Support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54977437#msg54977437
Jul 30, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.3 Released for Linux Wallet Upgrade with 8 Distros https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54898540#msg54898540
Jul 21, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.2 Released for MacOS Upgrade with Catalina https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54839522#msg54839522
Jul 19, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.1 Released for MacOS Wallet Upgrade https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54830333#msg54830333
Jul 15, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0 Released for Android Mining, Ubuntu 20.04 support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54803639#msg54803639
Jul 11, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0 Android Mining, randomSpike Evaluation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54777222#msg54777222
Jun 27, 2020 - Pre-Announce: NENG v1.4.0 Proposal for Mobile Miner Upgrade, Android Mining Start in July 2020 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54694233#msg54694233
Jun 19, 2020 - Best Practice for Futurebit Moonlander2 USB ASIC on solo mining mode https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54645726#msg54645726
Mar 15, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike - NENG v1.3.0.1 Released for better wallet syncing https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54030923#msg54030923
Feb 23, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike - NENG Core v1.3.0 Relased, Hardfork on Mar 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53900926#msg53900926
Feb 1, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike Proposal Published- NENG 1.3.0 Hardfork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53735458#msg53735458
Jan 15, 2020 - NewEnglandcoin Dev Team Expanded with New Kickoff https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53617358#msg53617358
Jan 12, 2020 - Explanation of Base Diff Reset and Effect of Supply https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/comments/envmo1/explanation_of_base_diff_reset_and_effect_of/
Dec 19, 2019 - Shoreline_tradingbot version 1.0 is released https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5121953.msg53391184#msg53391184
Sept 1, 2019 - NewEnglandcoin (NENG) is Selected as Shoreline Tradingbot First Supported Coin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52331201#msg52331201
Aug 15, 2019 - Mining Update on Effect of Base Difficulty Reset, GPU vs ASIC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52169572#msg52169572
Jul 7, 2019 - CPU Mining on macOS Mojave is supported under latest Cheetah_Cpuminer Release https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg51745839#msg51745839
Jun 1, 2019 - NENG Fiat project is stopped by Square, Inc https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg51312291#msg51312291
Apr 21, 2019 - NENG Fiat Project is Launched by ShorelineCrypto https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50714764#msg50714764
Apr 7, 2019 - Announcement of Fiat Project for all U.S. Residents & Mobile Miner Project Initiation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50506585#msg50506585
Apr 1, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50417196#msg50417196
Mar 27, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50332097#msg50332097
Mar 17, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50208194#msg50208194
Feb 26, 2019 - Community Project - NewEnglandcoin Graphic Redesign Bounty Initiated https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49931305#msg49931305
Feb 22, 2019 - Dev Policy on Checkpoints on NewEnglandcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49875242#msg49875242
Feb 20, 2019 - NewEnglandCoin v1.2.1 Released to Secure the Hard Kork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49831059#msg49831059
Feb 11, 2019 - NewEnglandCoin v1.2.0 Released, Anti-51% Attack, Anti-instant Mining after Hard Fork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49685389#msg49685389
Jan 13, 2019 - Cheetah_CpuMiner added support for CPU Mining on Mac https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49218760#msg49218760
Jan 12, 2019 - NENG Core v1.1.2 Released to support MacOS OSX Wallet https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49202088#msg49202088
Jan 2, 2019 - Cheetah_Cpuminer v1.1.0 is released for both Linux and Windows https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49004345#msg49004345
Dec 31, 2018 - Technical Whitepaper is Released https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48990334#msg48990334
Dec 28, 2018 - Cheetah_Cpuminer v1.0.0 is released for Linux https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48935135#msg48935135
Update on Dec 14, 2018 - NENG Blockchain Stuck Issue https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48668375#msg48668375
Nov 27, 2018 - Exclusive for PC CPU Miners - How to Steal a Block from ASIC Miners https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48258465#msg48258465
Nov 28, 2018 - How to CPU Mine a NENG block with window/linux PC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48298311#msg48298311
Nov 29, 2018 - A Warning to ASIC Miners https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48324708#msg48324708
Disclosure: Dev Team Came from ShorelineCrypto, a US based Informatics Service Business offering Fee for service for Coin Creation, Coin Exchange Listing, Blockchain Consulting, etc.
submitted by honglu69 to NewEnglandCoin [link] [comments]

getdifficulty mismatches difficulty calculated from nbits in some BCH and BSV, but not LTC, DGB, and BTC

I'm trying to resolve a critical mining bug that could depend upon a mismatch in what the getdifficulty RPC command returns. (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/6d5a9fec2d576bdb17ff612e421a8c94dc362fbe/src/rpc/blockchain.cpp#L86)
The following code is taken from the repositories of BTC and BCH, and is identical in both except for an extra line break in BTC. I converted it to Python for testing so I didn't have to continually recompile it.
def getdifficulty(nBits): nShift = (nBits >> 24) & 0xff dDiff = float(0x0000ffff) / float(nBits & 0x00ffffff) while (nShift < 29): dDiff *= 256.0 nShift += 1 while (nShift > 29): dDiff /= 256.0 nShift -= 1 return dDiff 
Earlier this morning, there was a point where BCH had a getblocktemplate() nbits value of 1802d9b3 which this function translates to a difficulty of 3.85x10^11. The getdifficulty() value returned by BCH called just 0.1s later was 375507421016.6196. I re-called both functions to ensure that a new block hadn't occurred between them, and both were repeated. This bug is reproducible by running either this code, or variations of it that are present in many open-source mining pools.
This behavior also occurs in BSV. I then checked in LTC, BTC, and DGB (odocrypt), and none of those coins exhibited this problem. How is it that the same code is present across all these coins, but at least two of them return a different difficulty? And which difficulty is correct?
Is this a widespread bug across the entire industry that has persisted across forks to many coins? This seems like it is too obvious for me to just have discovered it now, particularly because it seems like it could cost people a lot of money.
submitted by ChrisDaniels1111 to btc [link] [comments]

World Record 1.42 GB scaling testnet block, 360,000 transactions. Following block was found in only 4.5 minutes.

World Record 1.42 GB scaling testnet block, 360,000 transactions. Following block was found in only 4.5 minutes. submitted by selectxxyba to btc [link] [comments]

Beginner project using YFinance - need help!

Hey all,
I'm fairly novice at Python, but have started to (attempt to) write useful programs. So far I've put one together that traverses a folder list and checks for a particular folder and either adds it if it isn't there, or renames it if it is labelled incorrectly.
I have recently almost finished my 2nd project. It's a data extractor that calculates percentage returns of most of the world's major stock market indices over a user-selected time period, using the YFinance library.
I've managed to capture and address all errors except for a ValueError to do with the datetime module. It will only come up if the user enters an incorrect date (e.g. the 31st of February) and causes the program to crash.
You will see in the While loop for the 'end date' field, I've tried adding the ValueError statement here (I've also tried other places in the code as well including under the loop that reads the dictionary of stock indices) but each time a wrong date format is entered, the error appears.
What I need help with is:
I've been reading up on datetime for much of the weekend but still haven't made any progress with it. I'm sure it's a relatively simple fix, but I am requesting help from those who are much more skilled than I.
Also if anyone notices any redundant info in the code, please don't hesitate to inform me!
Thanks in advance for your help!!
import yfinance as yf import pandas import re import sys import datetime from datetime import timedelta """Title:""" print("MAJOR INDICES STOCK PRICE CALCULATOR (FROM DATE TO DATE) \n") """Ensure user enters correct date format:""" correct_date_format = re.compile(r'\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}') """User enters date range:""" while True: start_date_script = "Enter a start date in the format YYYY-MM-DD" start_date_script += "\n(type 'q' then press 'enter' to exit): " end_date_script = "\nEnter an end date in the format YYYY-MM-DD: " end_date_script += "\n(type 'q' then press 'enter' to exit): " start_date = '' end_date = '' """Ensure start/end date matches correct format and give option to exit""" while True: start_date = input(start_date_script) start_date_match = re.search(correct_date_format, start_date) if start_date == 'q': sys.exit() if not start_date_match is None: break else: print( "You must enter a start date in the format YYYY-MM-DD! \n" ) while True: try: end_date = input(end_date_script) except ValueError: print( "This month doesn't have this many days. Please try again.") except IndexError: print("\nPlease enter a larger date range") continue else: end_date_match = re.search(correct_date_format, end_date) if end_date == 'q': sys.exit() if end_date <= start_date: print("\nThe end date cannot be before the start date!") print() continue if not end_date_match is None: break else: print( "You must enter an end date in the format YYYY-MM-DD!\n" ) """List of all ticker symbols to be used""" yahoo_tickers = { 'All Ords': '^AORD', 'S&P ASX 200': '^AXJO', 'NZX50': '^NZ50', 'NASDAQ': '^NDX', 'S&P 500': '^GSPC', 'Dow Jones': '^DJI', 'FTSE': '^FTSE', 'DAX': '^GDAXI', 'Hang Seng': '^HSI', 'Nikkei225': '^N225', 'Gold': 'GC=F', 'Oil': 'CL=F', 'CMC Crypto 200': '^CMC200', 'Bitcoin (in AUD)': 'BTC-AUD', 'MSCI World index': 'XWD.TO' } """Calculate difference between end date and set time periods""" datetimeFormat = '%Y-%m-%d' date1 = start_date date2 = end_date diff = datetime.datetime.strptime(date1, datetimeFormat)\ - datetime.datetime.strptime(date2, datetimeFormat) print() print("-------------------------------------------------") print("Total days in period:", abs(diff.days)) print("-------------------------------------------------") """Return percentage change reports from major indices:""" for index, ticker_code in yahoo_tickers.items(): try: ticker = yf.Ticker(ticker_code) ticker_history = ticker.history(start = start_date, end = end_date) except ValueError: print( "Incorrect amount of days for month. Please try again.") except(IndexError, KeyError): print( "To avoid the above error, try extending your date range\n." ) else: ticker_percent_change = "%.2f" % round( (((ticker_history['Close'][-1] / ticker_history['Close'][0]) - 1)* 100), 2) print( "{0:<50}{1:>10}".format( "\n" + index + " % change in selected period: ", (str(ticker_percent_change) + '%'))) goto_start = "\nDo you want to input a new date range? " goto_start += "\nPress 'y' & 'enter' to input a new date range." goto_start += "\nPress 'n', then 'enter' to exit. " cont_or_exit = input(goto_start) if cont_or_exit == 'y': print() continue if cont_or_exit == 'n': break 
submitted by AussieMazza to learnpython [link] [comments]

Warning: Blockchain difficulty adjustment affecting price movements

Below are notable difficulty adjustments when hash rate fell and block times become slower for Bitcoin.
  1. 26 Mar 2020 [difficulty adjustment -15.95%, avg block time 11min 54secs]. On the 28th price crashed from $6674 to $6138 ( -8%).
  2. 8 Nov 2019 [difficulty adjustment -7.1%, avg block time 10min 46secs]. On the same day price crashed from $9234 to $8783 ( -4.88%).
  3. The next big adjustment was around Nov to Dec 2018 and there were 3 big adjustments with high block times.

Current situation:
We are 1 day 10 hours from the next difficulty adjustment. Projected difficulty adjustment is -5.61% (https://fork.lol/pow/retarget), which could indicate a small dip. However, take note that the date of last adjustment was the 5th and the 3rd halving was on the 11th, between the 5th to the 11th there was increased hashrate from miners trying to mine the final week of 12.5btc that offset the really slow block times after the halving. Therefore it will be the next difficulty adjustment after the one on the 20th that will completely reflect the slower block times after the halving. Currently the median block time taken on the 17th was around 14min (-28.5% difficulty adjustment).
For people who do not understand blockchain, basically with the Bitcoin 3rd halving, mining profitability fell for a lot of miners and they probably turned off their miners therefore the blockchain mining time became considerably slower which is reflected with slow transaction speed and higher fees as seen currently. Bitcoin sellers moving their BTC from wallet to an exchange are faced with slow transaction speed and therefore the sell pressure of BTC fell considerably which will attribute to the current price increase. There is a correlation between sell pressure and blockchain congestion (the size of the correlation is undetermined).
There is going to be a race. A race between BTC price hiking high enough to attract more miners to reduce avg block times versus the closing window of roughly 2 weeks before the next difficulty adjustment. If the price does not jump high enough, the next difficulty adjustment in the first week of June could signal a huge dip.
I am not an expert. I just did some research on the above and wanted to share with fellow Bitcoin compatriots so that we can tread with caution and not lose our shirts. I do not plan to short BTC but I will exit my BTC positions if I expect double digit negative difficulty adjustment in early June.
Please visit the original post here https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/gm23pe/warning_blockchain_difficulty_adjustment/
There are pictures in the original post as well as 2nd halving evidence with pics. I could not post pics here. If possible please upvote the original post, a lot of people downvote it. Not sure why people downvote it, maybe veterans attempting to hide information from newcomers to fleece them of their shirt.

Update 1:>! As of writing, I have opened a small short position on Bitcoin. Stop loss around 10k, estimated take profit around 8500. The reason is because the difficulty adjustment in the next 20 hours, even though is just -5% roughly is still significant. I direct you to look into all the difficulty adjustments in the last 2 years and you will know how rare it is. The ones I caught were all listed at the very top of the post. Since it is my first time shorting BTC, I take this as a learning opportunity so that I will have some experience to face the bigger difficulty adjustment in the first week of June. Analysis into execution, even in failure I am happy.!<
Update 2: The difficulty adjustment (DA) happened roughly 6 hours ago and the sell pressure from -6% DA did not seem to be affecting the market much. However, please take a look now at the estimation for the next DA.
On https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/ it is estimated to be -25%.
On https://fork.lol/pow/retarget estimated to be -18%.
On https://www.blockchain.com/charts/median-confirmation-time the median block time for the last day was 16.8min.
My original proposition that the true DA of the halving can only be realized in the next DA stands and that it will be considerable. The increased sell pressure from that DA will be highly significant. That is why there is a race by current miners to get the BTC price up high enough to attract more miners to not have the DA drop too much.
Update 3: Current BTC price at $9100 ( ~39 hours after DA). Then again BTC could have dropped from all sorts of reason. However the coincidence with the DA and with all the past DA is just too high to simply shrug off as irrelevant. Anyways past result cannot predict future ones, stay safe with the trading. Will no longer check on this post.
References:
Difficulty adjustment dates taken from https://btc.com/stats/diff
Bitcoin graph history for price movement taken from coinmarketcap.
Median confirmation time (block time) taken from https://www.blockchain.com/charts/median-confirmation-time

Credits to people who assisted the analysis:
kairepaire for pointing out faster block times between 5th-11th.
babies_eater for https://fork.lol/pow/retarget
moes_tavern_wifi for https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/
Pantamis for https://diff.cryptothis.com/
submitted by theforwardbrain to BitcoinMarkets [link] [comments]

Explain Lightning Network's privacy and its hops?

Been researching mixers lately as a way to "untie" some kyc'd bitcoin, or at least add decent plausible deniability.. I stumbled upon an interesting thread about lightning network and its privacy but Im having a hard time understanding how LN tx's look, start to finish, on the blockchain. First of all how do the hops work? Are they something u have to enable or is it standard for every LN tx?
Either way Im curious how this scenario would look to the chainalysis villians: BTC is in non LN wallet now, I send full amount to a LN wallet, send 1/4 of total amount to 4 diff LN wallets, then from the LN wallets I send to 4 diff BTC accounts on a Ledger (never mixing UTXO's).
How would this method look on the blockchain once its said and done? Would prying eyes see it as: Wallet A sends 1btc -> wallet B (LN) sends .25btc -> wallets C,D,E,F (LN) send .25btc -> wallets G,H,I,J?
If this is the case then it seems using LN isn' necessary for my needs, except maybe saving some fees?
submitted by JooseBeatz to BitcoinBeginners [link] [comments]

big miners make BTC blockchain stalled intentionally?

I've been monitoring BTC chain last 2 weeks and found something interesting. When blocks are solved, they would be solved pretty fast, mostly under 7 minutes. But when the chain stops moving, time to solve a block is around 20 minutes to 45 minutes.
I know everything can happen in terms of probability, but this happened quite often, so I don't believe it's not an intentional action. There're 2 main reasons that most miners may decide to "rest" at a specific time:
- Make all transactions stuck, so people have to increase their fees (if they are in hurry). Last 2 weeks, there were at least 2-3 times mempool reached 25k transactions (excluded the time when BTC surpass $10k) and the fees were insane.
- Make the diff remain "low" enough. So they can maintain a good revenue/electricity_cost ratio. Assumes when they stop mining BTC, they switch to other coins.
By one action, they'll have better rewards on the next few blocks and don't change the diff of next epoch.
It's kinda a type of game theory that when you stop mining BTC at a specific time you have to be sure other miners stop mining BTC too. My gut feeling is telling me that it's true. Because speaking of a long-term plan for mining bitcoin, this strategy is the best.
submitted by nov88akoleg6 to btc [link] [comments]

07-27 08:44 - 'Break out?' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/justinCrypto removed from /r/Bitcoin within 148-158min

'''
My personal observation is the price is setting higher highs and slowly rising unlike last few times above 10K. Previously it went to 10,500 in a 5-10 and then decline this seems diff. Thoughts?
'''
Break out?
Go1dfish undelete link
unreddit undelete link
Author: justinCrypto
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Warning: Blockchain difficulty adjustment affecting price movement

Warning: Blockchain difficulty adjustment affecting price movement
Below are notable difficulty adjustments when hash rate fell and block times become slower for Bitcoin.
  1. 26 Mar 2020 [difficulty adjustment -15.95%, avg block time 11min 54secs]. On the 28th price crashed from $6674 to $6138 ( -8%).
  2. 8 Nov 2019 [difficulty adjustment -7.1%, avg block time 10min 46secs]. On the same day price crashed from $9234 to $8783 ( -4.88%).
  3. The next big adjustment was around Nov to Dec 2018 and there were 3 big adjustments with high block times.
  • 19 Dec 2018 [-9.56%, avg block time 11min 3secs]
  • 3 Dec 2018 [-15.13%, avg block time 11min 47secs]
  • 17 Nov 2018 [-7.39%, avg block time 10min 48secs]
  • There was huge drop off starting on 14th Nov all the way to a bottom on 14-15th Dec ($6351 to $3288 around -48%).

Current situation:
We are 1 day 10 hours from the next difficulty adjustment. Projected difficulty adjustment is -5.61% (https://fork.lol/pow/retarget), which could indicate a small dip. However, take note that the date of last adjustment was the 5th and the 3rd halving was on the 11th, between the 5th to the 11th there was increased hashrate from miners trying to mine the final week of 12.5btc that offset the really slow block times after the halving. Therefore it will be the next difficulty adjustment after the one on the 20th that will completely reflect the slower block times after the halving. Currently the median block time taken on the 17th was around 14min (-28.5% difficulty adjustment).

https://preview.redd.it/ysnv85wh0lz41.jpg?width=597&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e130b077f9dc2fc9d02666ef89e6f9249a05f535
For people who do not understand blockchain, basically with the Bitcoin 3rd halving, mining profitability fell for a lot of miners and they probably turned off their miners therefore the blockchain mining time became considerably slower which is reflected with slow transaction speed and higher fees as seen currently. Bitcoin sellers moving their BTC from wallet to an exchange are faced with slow transaction speed and therefore the sell pressure of BTC fell considerably which will attribute to the current price increase. There is a correlation between sell pressure and blockchain congestion (the size of the correlation is undetermined).
There is going to be a race. A race between BTC price hiking high enough to attract more miners to reduce avg block times versus the closing window of roughly 2 weeks before the next difficulty adjustment. If the price does not jump high enough, the next difficulty adjustment in the first week of June could signal a huge dip.
I am not an expert. I just did some research on the above and wanted to share with fellow Bitcoin compatriots so that we can tread with caution and not lose our shirts. I do not plan to short BTC but I will exit my BTC positions if I expect double digit negative difficulty adjustment in early June.

Bitcoin 2nd halving evidence:

2nd halving falls between the 5th and the 19th adjustment so it is only reflected on the 3rd of Aug difficulty adjustment ( -5.43%).

See the dip on the 3rd of August. Price fell from $600 to $533 about 11% drop.
Update 1:>! As of writing, I have opened a small short position on Bitcoin. Stop loss around 10k, estimated take profit around 8500. The reason is because the difficulty adjustment in the next 20 hours, even though is just -5% roughly is still significant. I direct you to look into all the difficulty adjustments in the last 2 years and you will know how rare it is. The ones I caught were all listed at the very top of the post. Since it is my first time shorting BTC, I take this as a learning opportunity so that I will have some experience to face the bigger difficulty adjustment in the first week of June. Analysis into execution, even in failure I am happy.!<
Update 2: The difficulty adjustment (DA) happened roughly 6 hours ago and the sell pressure from -6% DA did not seem to be affecting the market much. However, please take a look now at the estimation for the next DA.
On https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/ it is estimated to be -25%.
On https://fork.lol/pow/retarget estimated to be -18%.
On https://www.blockchain.com/charts/median-confirmation-time the median block time for the last day was 16.8min.
My original proposition that the true DA of the halving can only be realized in the next DA stands and that it will be considerable. The increased sell pressure from that DA will be highly significant. That is why there is a race by current miners to get the BTC price up high enough to attract more miners to not have the DA drop too much.
References:
Difficulty adjustment dates taken from https://btc.com/stats/diff
Bitcoin graph history for price movement taken from coinmarketcap.
Median confirmation time (block time) taken from https://www.blockchain.com/charts/median-confirmation-time

Credits to people who assisted the analysis:
kairepaire for pointing out faster block times between 5th-11th.
babies_eater for https://fork.lol/pow/retarget
moes_tavern_wifi for https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/
Pantamis for https://diff.cryptothis.com/
submitted by theforwardbrain to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Hashrate increase after the halving?!

At block 630000 we were 51 blocks ahead in the difficulty epoch and now we are 54 blocks ahead. Seems like the hashrate hasn't dropped at all and it's continuing the rate which will lead to a difficulty increase.
Doesn't anyone find this surprising? I was expecting at least a 10% drop in hashrate due to the old miners being turned off. This means that practically all miners were having a 50% profit margin before the halving. Has electricity used for mining become cheaper than the already low 5 cents/kW? Could have most miners shorted bitcoin at $10k to hedge themselves from price and halving?
submitted by johnturtle to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Fear and Loathing in Monerujo

Try to sit at the "cool kids" table ONE time...and I drop my square shaped pizza down the front of my Bitcoin shirt.
Same story, diff post. Monerujo wallet: created about 24hrs ago. Carefully written out seed: carelessly destroyed. Password (crazypass?): frankly, I swore I'd remember it and moi? Bungle a new wallet recovery backup in careless, unnecessary haste?? Never. Alas, here I am dudebros.
TL;DR
What I don't have: password, recovery seed, coronavirus
What I do have: wallet access, my thumb(print), all three files, initial tx info, jokes
I really thought had the pass right in my noggin. What chars are allowed for this in Monerujo? Letters, numbers, symbols (ohmai)? Might help me narrow down possibilities knowing this. The 3 files...any use to me w/o the pw or seed?
I kid, I always kid...but this does suck. Nobody likes learning the hard way. On the plus side, I finally took a legit look at this fine crypto (after I borked it). Long overdue and I like the atmosphere of the XMR subs, too. Lite on the moonbound lambos, heapin' portions of fungibility. I dig it. Still, tho: "Satoshi Nakamoto, I wanna have yo BAYbees!"
Greatly appreciate any who might decipher relevant info from the preceding syntax mashup and offer more (or less) coherent advice.
submitted by 1337-25WordSeedKILLA to monerosupport [link] [comments]

Just read on an undisclosed Subreddit

that they envision for BSV to go back to the original diff adjustment. They hope for it to be sooner than later. Yes, please do it. Just imagine a troll miner with majority hash mines it for 2 weeks, diff skyrockets and afterwards he leaves. BSV would lead not only with weather data written on chain but with the highest Blocktime of any bitcoin forks, businesses sure will like that.
submitted by BitSoMi to bsv [link] [comments]

[Q] VAR and Impulse Response Analysis correctly applyed on Cryptocurrency Trading Rates? I have several questions that came up during the process

Hey everyone,
I want to look deeper into how cryptocurrencies influence each other and set up a VAR Model with R including the daily closing prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and CRIX (Crypto Index).
https://imgur.com/a/DZxfnYM
I use diff() and log() to make them stationary which is confirmed by ADF- and KPSS-Tests.
https://imgur.com/a/QtjGOLy
Now I need to select the lag p.
lag.p<-VARselect(all.ts.s, lag.max = 100, type = "none", season = NULL, exogen = NULL)
which gives me:
$selection 
AIC(n) HQ(n) SC(n) FPE(n) 5 3 2 5
Since SC has a better performance on large sample sizes I first off go for p=2 and compute the model:
all.ts.s.model <- VAR(all.ts.s, p = 2, type = "none")
This gives me plots like this one for Bitcoin:
https://imgur.com/a/xMem4C7
[Q1] Now here ist my first question. How does the VAR function select the lag parameters? Is it based on the PACF Residuals or does it just go for t-1 and t-2 if we have p=2?
And the following summary:
VAR Estimation Results: ========================= Endogenous variables: btc, eth, xrp, crix Deterministic variables: none Sample size: 1743 Log Likelihood: 12001.507 Roots of the characteristic polynomial: 0.4198 0.4198 0.359 0.3513 0.1483 0.1483 0.1307 0.109 Call: VAR(y = all.ts.s, p = 2, type = "none") Estimation results for equation btc: ==================================== btc = btc.l1 + eth.l1 + xrp.l1 + crix.l1 + btc.l2 + eth.l2 + xrp.l2 + crix.l2 Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) btc.l1 -0.0170752 0.0316917 -0.539 0.59010 eth.l1 -0.0242814 0.0179725 -1.351 0.17686 xrp.l1 -0.0149919 0.0158113 -0.948 0.34317 crix.l1 0.0689235 0.0349270 1.973 0.04861 * btc.l2 -0.0472973 0.0359361 -1.316 0.18830 eth.l2 0.0008513 0.0158264 0.054 0.95711 xrp.l2 0.0412428 0.0158348 2.605 0.00928 ** crix.l2 0.0150603 0.0280623 0.537 0.59156 --- Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 Residual standard error: 0.04045 on 1735 degrees of freedom Multiple R-Squared: 0.0101, Adjusted R-squared: 0.005539 F-statistic: 2.213 on 8 and 1735 DF, p-value: 0.02402 Estimation results for equation eth: ==================================== eth = btc.l1 + eth.l1 + xrp.l1 + crix.l1 + btc.l2 + eth.l2 + xrp.l2 + crix.l2 Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) btc.l1 -0.144872 0.049997 -2.898 0.00381 ** eth.l1 0.067479 0.028354 2.380 0.01742 * xrp.l1 -0.040615 0.024944 -1.628 0.10365 crix.l1 0.169604 0.055101 3.078 0.00212 ** btc.l2 -0.081417 0.056693 -1.436 0.15116 eth.l2 0.007989 0.024968 0.320 0.74904 xrp.l2 0.007146 0.024981 0.286 0.77486 crix.l2 0.066981 0.044271 1.513 0.13047 --- Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 Residual standard error: 0.06381 on 1735 degrees of freedom Multiple R-Squared: 0.01235, Adjusted R-squared: 0.007797 F-statistic: 2.712 on 8 and 1735 DF, p-value: 0.005714 Estimation results for equation xrp: ==================================== xrp = btc.l1 + eth.l1 + xrp.l1 + crix.l1 + btc.l2 + eth.l2 + xrp.l2 + crix.l2 Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) btc.l1 -0.153670 0.052720 -2.915 0.0036 ** eth.l1 0.060731 0.029898 2.031 0.0424 * xrp.l1 -0.013039 0.026303 -0.496 0.6201 crix.l1 0.099222 0.058102 1.708 0.0879 . btc.l2 -0.081178 0.059781 -1.358 0.1747 eth.l2 0.004083 0.026328 0.155 0.8768 xrp.l2 0.116093 0.026342 4.407 1.11e-05 *** crix.l2 0.047678 0.046683 1.021 0.3072 --- Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 Residual standard error: 0.06729 on 1735 degrees of freedom Multiple R-Squared: 0.02133, Adjusted R-squared: 0.01682 F-statistic: 4.728 on 8 and 1735 DF, p-value: 9.388e-06 Estimation results for equation crix: ===================================== crix = btc.l1 + eth.l1 + xrp.l1 + crix.l1 + btc.l2 + eth.l2 + xrp.l2 + crix.l2 Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) btc.l1 0.63017 0.02426 25.976 < 2e-16 *** eth.l1 0.08161 0.01376 5.932 3.60e-09 *** xrp.l1 0.06747 0.01210 5.575 2.87e-08 *** crix.l1 -0.50161 0.02674 -18.762 < 2e-16 *** btc.l2 0.21440 0.02751 7.794 1.11e-14 *** eth.l2 0.03057 0.01211 2.524 0.0117 * xrp.l2 0.09026 0.01212 7.447 1.50e-13 *** crix.l2 -0.12353 0.02148 -5.751 1.05e-08 *** --- Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 Residual standard error: 0.03096 on 1735 degrees of freedom Multiple R-Squared: 0.4247, Adjusted R-squared: 0.4221 F-statistic: 160.1 on 8 and 1735 DF, p-value: < 2.2e-16 Covariance matrix of residuals: btc eth xrp crix btc 0.0016321 0.0013076 0.0010312 0.0006704 eth 0.0013076 0.0040632 0.0014506 0.0006398 xrp 0.0010312 0.0014506 0.0045256 0.0005204 crix 0.0006704 0.0006398 0.0005204 0.0009570 Correlation matrix of residuals: btc eth xrp crix btc 1.0000 0.5078 0.3794 0.5364 eth 0.5078 1.0000 0.3383 0.3245 xrp 0.3794 0.3383 1.0000 0.2500 crix 0.5364 0.3245 0.2500 1.0000 
As we can see only the crix estimation has a 'good' fit.
[Q2] Can I remove parameters that are not significant from this to improve the estimation? Can you think of something else for further improvements?
Now I start with the Impulse Response Analysis.
all.ir <- irf(all.ts.s.model, n.ahead = 8, ortho = FALSE, runs = 1000)
This gives us the following for Bitcoin:
https://imgur.com/a/UHqlinI
[Q3] How do I interpret this correctly? Since we "diff-logged" the time series in the beginnig, do we have to undo this step? As I see it: A poitive change of one diff-logged standard deviation of bitcoin would result in a change of 0.6 diff-logged standard deviation of the crix index after one day. Is that correct?
[Q4] Now the following is something I apparently need to do but haven't really understood why and if the Impulse response we did previously is invalid?
Variance-covariance matrix:
 btc eth xrp crix btc 0.0016320844 0.001307606 0.0010312328 0.0006703629 eth 0.0013076059 0.004063220 0.0014505695 0.0006398030 xrp 0.0010312328 0.001450569 0.0045256047 0.0005203659 crix 0.0006703629 0.000639803 0.0005203659 0.0009569768 
Since the off-diagonal elements of the estimated variance-covariance matrix are not zero, we can assume that there is contemporaneous correlation between the variables in the VAR model. This is confirmed by the correlation matrix, which corresponds to:
 btc eth xrp crix btc 1.0000000 0.5077740 0.3794435 0.5363991 eth 0.5077740 1.0000000 0.3382712 0.3244595 xrp 0.3794435 0.3382712 1.0000000 0.2500460 crix 0.5363991 0.3244595 0.2500460 1.0000000 
Therefore we need to decompose the variance-covariance matrix to a lower triangular matrix with positve diagonal elements:
> t(chol(all.ts.s.model_summary$covres)) btc eth xrp crix btc 0.04039906 0.000000000 0.000000000 0.00000000 eth 0.03236723 0.054914313 0.000000000 0.00000000 xrp 0.02552615 0.011369686 0.061194366 0.00000000 crix 0.01659353 0.001870487 0.001234266 0.02601172 
[Q5] This is done automaticly if we set ortho=TRUE within the ifr function, is that correct?
all.oir <- irf(all.ts.s.model, n.ahead = 8, ortho = TRUE, runs = 1000, seed = 12345)
which gives us for bitcoin:
https://imgur.com/a/jCEeIBP
[Q6] Now the effect on the crix index after one day is just 0.02. Thats a massive difference and I wonder how to deal with this.

What do you guys think? Is my method overall correct? I'm gratefull for any advice! Cheers and all the best
Anton
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