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Introducing BitcoinOS - Linux distro with several Bitcoin wallets included

Hi people, I just released a Linux distro with several Bitcoin wallets pre-installed.
Features of BitcoinOS 0.1 (Alpha 1):
Links:
This is still alpha/experimental, so it is not completely user-friendly and there is not yet a lot of documentation, but it is usable.
Note: I'm the lead developer (proof), feel free to ask me any questions
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The state of cryptocurrency in China. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are lying.

It's been a while since I outlined the state of cryptocurrency in China, but I should probably tell you guys why this is important first: Journalists will do anything to shill you their "news" so they can get their sponsor dollars. Crypto YouTubers who comment on the story without reading the original news story or transpiration of events in Chinese further distort this message. With that out of the way, let's dive in to free knowledge.
-Mining is just fine, so long as miners have all of their documents properly registered. The Chinese government thinks, "Whatever, sell this stuff to foreigners. We'll gladly let more USD flow in to our economy in exchange for thin air." -Most Chinese-owned exchanges set up offices abroad, usually in Singapore. Some have dev teams in Malaysia / Taiwan. -The Chinese government hasn't really out-right BANNED crypto ownership as far as I know, but they have certainly made it very difficult to own it. Which leads me to these two points: -I tried sending an APK file for an android phone wallet app to an American buddy of mine and his Chinese-made phone with a specialized Chinese distro of android would not allow him to install it. He sent me a screenshot that showed his phone basically displayed, "Unable to install application." or something similar. -I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Chinese-made distros of Windows, Linux, or Macintosh-specific operating systems do not allow users to install wallets to their desktops either - but I have not verified this. -These last two points can be circumvented by buying phones and operating systems made for foreign countries on China's ebay equivalent, Taobao. -There have been previous court-rulings where bitcoin was recognized as PROPERTY. -My view is that the CCP's attitude is, "Less crypto, less headache. Turn it in to USD and bring it in to China." -I would not be surprised to learn that later down the road the CCP makes a list of present cryptocurrencies that may be bought and sold legally in China in the future. I would only be shocked if bitcoin were not on that list. -It is commonplace for employees of exchanges to get paid in crypto in China. This is usually done with a stablecoin. -I have an undergraduate degree in Chinese and previously worked for a Chinese-owned exchange. This is where my knowledge comes from. -Everything listed here to this point in time should be treated like "law" unless Xi Jinping himself or another government official say otherwise in the near future.
Any questions? Fire away.
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Everyday info sec, hardcore info sec, and DNMs

Edit: Currently writing a new version of this, dont know when it will be done.
Edit: Since first post I have updated a few sections with additional information.
I recommend reading it all even if it is very long, I might have placed some relevant info in different sections while thinking about what else needed to be added, plenty of steps remains mostly the same except when I comment directly on it. It is not necessary to do 100% security all the time, unless you absolutely need it, combining some high and some lower security ideas for a balance of security and convenience is useful.
I will base this mostly on Windows, Linux users probably know this, and I have no idea how apple machines work (tho many things in here are still relevant for other operating systems, as they are just general tips)
Disclaimer: There are certainly other steps that can make you more anonymous or safer, however I think for most people this will surfice. Any software I recommend should be independently verified for security, and examples of software are not to be taken as endorsements. I simply use examples and give recommendations when I believe it necessary, or helpful.
I will not really differentiate between anonymity and security, they are often the same thing. As such the word security can mean either more anonymous, less vulnerable, or both.
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Everyday Simple Info Sec:
-There could be a hidden administrator user on your PC, make sure to change its password
(Snapchat msgs, reddit dms, discord msgs, are just a few examples of msgs that are never encrypted)
-Any info even send in encrypted msgs (and obviously non encrypted) should still be kept with possible deniability, don't say "I'm gonna do MDMA", say "I'm going out with molly."
-DO NOT STORE ANY PASSWORDS ON GOOGLE, IF GOOGLE LOGIN IS AUTHENTICATED IT WILL AUTFILL ALL PASSWORDS IT HAS SAVED (same with other similar services) (This means if you are logged in to chrome and someone has access to your machine, they can auto fill passwords without entering a single password)
-use a rememberable passphrase, especially for your master key ring aka password manager A long sentence that is memorable makes an okay password (decent example,: "I met my wife at Little Ceasers for the first time on 07/09/20" better even if it's just something you know, if its impersonal, and if you can add special characters or numbers that you won't forget) (A better example for a passphrase is: "There is 0nly 0ne letter that d0esn’t appear in any U.S. state nameQ")
-Purge your internet activity frequently, there's a reason why I only have one post, and a few comments appearing in my account, but thousands of kama. Exposing information needlessly is not good.
-Never post private information publicly, and if you do, do it vaguely as possible. (Example: Not "I'm 15", say "I'm a teenager") Do not post any vital information ever, no birthdays, mother's maiden name, age, or anything you have ever seen in a security question. Never post your current activities while they are ongoing. You going on a vacation? Don't announce it to the world, taking picture there? Post them when you are home.
-Rethink how you do security questions. Many answers to security questions can be found in your internet history. One could use the first word of the security question as an answer, or a different sceme that will mean you always remember it. (Security question need to go, the amount of personal info an average person puts on the internet makes it easy to attack anything using security question)
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High level crimimal information security:
The motto here is, "All the Security, All the Time" As one fuck up can end with you leaving a lick of traceability, and you could be fucked.
Pre Note: All of your software should always be up to date. Also even perfect info sec does not guarantee you are completely safe, a new zero day (exploit) can still fuck you, but good info security makes you significantly safer, by eliminating as many attacks as possible.
-Get a new device (or make a already owned device seem like you never owned it, do this only if you know how to, there's a lot of stuff that goes into that, like changing your mac adress etc) buy with cash, and your face covered, preferably far away from where you live. (Do I need to specify to not bring your phone or anything else that tracks your location to anywhere you want to go anonymously?) (Be aware that even hardware can have vulnerabilities, many cpus have known vulnerabilities, I can't list them all, do some research before buying)
-If you know how to use Tails (A linux distro designed for Info sec) use that, preferably on a USB. (Or learn how to use tails, its better, but complicated) Otherwise a clean copy of windows (make sure its not in any way associated with you) can do the job too, tho not as well. (Using a VM might give extra security, since VMs usually erase all data and RAM they were using on shutdown)
-Get a non tracking VPN, Enable the kill switch (a setting that disables all traffic that doesn't go through the VPN) (change your firewall settings to only allow the traffic from the VPN, windows guide (Change settings so only traffic from the tor application is send) Edit: (Due to complaints: do not use vpn over tor, use tor over vpn. tor over vpn has no notable downside, if the VPN logs it makes no difference, your ISP will always log anyways, and vpns remove other attack vectors and also provide backup security should tor fail. Again even if the VPN tracks you only change the people doing the tracking, but now you are further removed making it more anonymous and also with less vulnerabilities)
-rember privacy settings, cookie cleaner, and antivirus, password (There could be a hidden administrator user on your PC, make sure to change its password)
-Always use the device on a non admin account
-Ideally use this device only on networks that are not connected with you. Such as public networks (try to never use the same public networks twice, move around) (a home network should be fine now, as it should never be exposed, but more security is always better) (Its just a conveniences vs security trade)
-Never use accounts that have been exposed to lower security on higher security machines
-your browser is now TOR (or your preferred security focused browser, if you dont plan on using onion ) Make sure you get the standalone version of tor not the addon build (the standalone is safer, because there are less settings and options to tweak)
-Change your tor settings, to safest mode, enable a bridge (to my knowledge there's no difference in security between the build in bridges in tor), enable automatic updates, set duckduckgo onion as your primary browser. Set dark.fail onion page as your home page. (Or your preferred privacy search engine and onion directory)
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How to use dark net markets (DNMs)
If you finished your High Security setup, we can dive right in. Otherwise go do that. This is where all that is essential.
Quick info on Tor, and onion sites. There is no search engine. It's all based of directories and addresses you are given by others. Tor will likely not be very quick, it has to pass through multiple networks to get to the destination. DNMs sometimes exit scam, an exit scam is when a market shuts down completely and takes all the money, this is a risk when using DNMs, it's not too common but happens maybe 0-4 times a year. The admins of thoese servers need to get out at some point, before they get jailed, so they exit the game, and scam everyone out of their money.
-A very useful onion directory is dark.fail it has a lot of links, for all kinds of stuff. News, email, DNMs, Psychonautwiki (harm reduction website), forums etc. (Other directories also exist)
-Pick a market, preferably one that handles secure connection server side instead of requiring you to establish the secure connection. Then create an account. Your account once created should include an entry box in your profile for a pgp key, post your PUBLIC key in there. (Verify the link is not a scam, most markets should provide a pgp signature)
-Next is currency setup. All major cryptocurrency exchangers can be used, I can recommend coin base but there could be better ones out there. Unless you find a small non U.S., exchange, they will always ask for your identity. So unless you can find a trustworthy exchange that doesn't ID, you will need to give it to them. (Side note, all major crypto exchangers report to the IRS, if the IRS asks you if you bought cryptocurrency and you bought while having IDed yourself SAY YES, DO NOT COMMIT TAX FRAUD WHEN THEY KNOW YOU DID)
-Transfer (monero you can send directly, btc you should scramble) to your wallet. There are two options a cold wallet (physical) or a software wallet. Software wallets usually dont cost anything so I recommend them, even if often less safe. Electrum is easy to use, and pretty safe. You can also do your own research and find a wallet that fits your needs.
-now you are ready to buy, only buy using escrow (it means the money is held by the market as a middle man until the product is delivered, they will also handle any issues like wrong quantity, cuts, etc), judge the reviews for a product, and if available look at the history of the vendor, until you find a product from a vendor you trust. (I recommend to buy within your country as much as possible, so it doesn't go through customs, it's very rare that something is found, but it can happen)
-now you get to buy, depending on market, you either have cryptocurrency stored in their wallets (not recommend, you will lose it in an exit scam) or you can send it every order. When you send your delivery adress (or the one you want it to go to) encrypt the adress using the sellers public key. Make sure the adress is correct.
-wait for the product, make sure to extend the escrow until the product arrives, if you can't extend it anymore dispute the order, and a moderator will step in
-test the product, use it, and leave a review. PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW, DNMs only work because of reviews.
Edit: Didn't imagine I would write over 15000 words. Oh well, it was fun. Hope it helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
No idea how long this will stay up, I might purge it in 7 days, or never.
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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.
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how to anon?

Hi all, I'm very concerned with privacy and would like to understand how to get to have an actually anonymous wallet with btc. I understand that a wallet is only as private as the source of the btc that get deposited to it and so far I've only found how to get btc from non-anon sources (credit card payments and the like).
How do I get to build an actually anon wallet?
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What I currently use for privacy

So this is what software I currently use for privacy, would like some opinions if possible:
Starting with my cellphone, my device is a Google Pixel 3A XL with GrapheneOS flashed, I have the following apps installed:
F-Droid and AuroraOSS (as my app stores), NewPipe (youtube client), Vanadium (web browser), Tutanota and K-9 Mail (for e-mails), OsmAnd+ (for maps), Joplin (notes), Open Camera (camera), OpenBoard and Mozc for Android (Keyboard and Japanese Keyboard), Aegis Authenticator, KeePassDX (password manager), LibreTorrent (torrent client), Librera PRO (pdf/epub/mobi reader, I don't own a Kindle nor want to own one so I use my cellphone to read), Tachiyomi (manga reader), Signal (for messaging), Vinyl Music Player, VLC, Simple Gallery Pro and Simple Calendar Pro (I prefer them over stock Graphene options) and I also use Electrum and Samourai (Bitcoin Wallet) and Monerujo (Monero Wallet)
I also have OpenVPN (for VPN) and use a private DNS for ad and tracking blocking (provided by my VPN provider)
I have 3-4 PCs, will go over every single one of them:
my main PC is a desktop PC (that I built myself) that I mainly use for working and other tasks.
It runs Artix Linux (basically Arch Linux without systemd), I use UFW as my firewall (denying all incoming and also denying all outgoing only allowing what is useful) and I also use AppArmor Profiles, I disabled IPV6 and SWAP, configured my VPN connection as well on network settings and I currently run OpenVPN on my computer (my VPN provider allows for multi-hop cascade through OpenVPN in which I can create a custom VPN cascade up to four servers, each consecutive hop re-encrypts my traffic and assigns me a new IP address) and I've also set disk encryption on installation (have set in all of my computers)
As for software: I use Mozilla Firefox as my web browser (I set it to always be in private mode, unchecked suggestions for browsing history, bookmarks, and open tabs, I've also disabled the Firefox data collection in settings and block dangerous and deceptive content, I use DuckDuckGo as my search engine, I use Firefox Home as my default as my homepage. The rest of my tweaks were done in about:config (using privacytools.io site tweaks + geo.enabled = false, network.cookie.lifetimePolicy = 2 and dom.security.https_only_mode as true which are not listed on the site) and the only addons I use are uBlock Origin on Hard Mode and Decentraleyes), KeePassXC (password manager), VIM (use it as a Text Editor and as an IDE for coding), LibreOffice (for working stuff), GIMP (image editor), VLC, qBitTorrent and Tutanota's Desktop Client and Thunderbird (for e-mails)
I also use KVM/QEMU for virtual machines (usually in case I wanna test some distro or use Tails/Whonix)
For my gaming PC (also a desktop I've built myself) I run Manjaro KDE on it, the only apps I have in the system are Firefox (same settings as above), OBS and KVM/QEMU (which I use a Win10 virtual machine for games, there are tutorials on YouTube on how to do so if you're interested). I have the same firewall settings as above, using AppArmor as well and I've also disabled IPV6 and SWAP, I run OpenVPN on it as well as my VPN DNS settings on network settings. I also use different mouse and keyboard on both my PCs and never mix them together.
My other 2 PCs are both laptops, one is a Acer Aspire Nitro I've bought for work (in case I need to work while in a trip or if I wanna work outside etc), it has the same settings and programs as my main PC but I run Gentoo on it. The other laptop is an old ThinkPad that runs Slackware on it, but I rarely use it and this laptop is most of the times not with me for safety reasons.
For some other devices and stuff: I have an Asus RT-AC86U router with OpenWRT flashed on it that I also run OpenVPN config files (this one coming from another provider, I use two VPN providers, on in my PCs and the other in my router), I have a Ledger Nano S as a hardware wallet for both Bitcoin and Monero (most of my cryptocurrency is there, I use hardware wallet for hodling purposes and as my emergency funding) and I have LOTS of USB flash drivers (all of them for Linux Live ISOs purposes), I also have a Nintendo Switch Lite (only gaming console I have, although have not been playing that much on it recently) that I only connect to the internet in case I need to download some updates or play online and after I'm done I immediately disconnect it from the internet.
Some other privacy habits I have are:
I don't own any smart device like Smart TVs (I've been more than 10 years now without watching TV, doesn't even bother me), Smart Fridges or Dishwashers that connect to your internet, ROOMBAS, Smart Home etc, I keep all my money on crypto (and I have a small amount in gold as well, but I rarely invest on it, all my gold is stored in a manual safe here in my apartment) and I only have like, 10 bucks or so in my back account (as soon as I receive any money I just left the necessary in my account to pay bills and put all the rest on crypto, I try to pay everything on crypto or cash), I RARELY use cloud storage, but if I need to, I go with NextCloud and encrypt all my files with VeraCrypt before uploading it, all my VPN services were paid with Bitcoin (I try to pay everything with crypto as previously said) and I never write directly into any website, I usually write my text on a text editor, copy it and paste it on the website (needless to say that I don't use mainstream social media as well)
So, what do you guys think? anything that you would add your recommend me? (before anyone mentions about self-hosting a DNS server using Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi, I'm actually thinking on doing it in a near future)
EDIT: forgot to mention that I don't watch YouTube on PC on youtube site, I mostly watch youtube's videos on invidio.us and only use the youtube site for watching live streams honestly. And I also barely go outside with my smartphone (only if I really need to) and I usually keep it away from my computers etc.
EDIT 2: also another thing: I covered all my laptop's webcams with black electrical tape, I have a Logitech C922 Pro webcam for my desktop PCs but rarely use it, and when I need to use it, I unplug it as soon as I'm done with it.
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Yandex alledegly locked me out of my own account and stole my bitcoins. A warning.

A few months ago I created a fresh yandex account and used the email address to register at a bitcoin trading platform. I subsequently bought some btc and kept them in the web wallet provided by the market. So far so good.
When I tried to login to my yandex account later I saw the message that they had seen some obscure "suspicious activity" regarding this account and therefore I could no longer access my yandex account. Effectively I was now locked out and also could no longer login to the bitcoin web wallet due to the "login guard" option, which requires me to verify each new login via email verification.
I was startled since I only used the yandex account for this very purpose, nothing else going on there. Neither did I login via tor or any kind of proxy which might trigger such a response. The bitcoin trade was legit too. At that time I couldn't figure it out and concluded I must have made a mistake somewhere and no longer thought about it.
Now I was stupid enough to do the same thing a few month later. The exact same thing happened. My bitcoins again gone.
My system is 100% not compromised since I'm setting up fresh Linux distros constantly and always verify my images via PGP.
Conclusion: someone inside Yandex is selectively stealing bitcoin.
My advice: Stay away from Yandex if you're interested in keeping your bitcoins.
I'm now using another email service and the problem didn't reappear.
Its sad since I kinda liked them.
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Any advice on a small Bitcoin project idea?

I want to spend my time adding a Bitcoin project to my Github/portfolio, something to make me more comfortable in the technical aspects of Cryptocurrency.
I look forward to any possible ideas 😁
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Bitcoin Live USB Linux Distribution

I'm throwing together a USB Linux distribution that includes essential tools for bitcoin-related tasks.
My current list of tools is as follows:
Any suggestions?
EDIT: Formatting
EDIT 2: An up-to-date list can be found on github
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Getting frustrated with Ubuntu. Are my experiences the norm for a Linux user?

Let me start off by saying that I'm not a total newb, but still pretty green. I like to believe I'm capable with computers, and know enough to figure out most issues. I also have a pretty solid general understanding of how they function. Been a Windows user most of my life, but decided to make the switch to Linux a few years back.
My experiences thus far are making me reconsider the switch, despite the fact that I've really become opposed to using Windows. I'm curious if I should expect more of the same indefinitely, or if my experiences up to this point are unusual, and I should expect to reach a point where I can just use the OS, instead of spend hours trying to perform every task.
It all started when I downloaded Ubuntu about three years ago. I easily got it installed as a dual boot on a Windows machine. Had to start by allocating disk space in Windows for the new Linux install, prepared a live usb, went through the install, cake. Then I started trying to do stuff, like use a printer. Well HP doesn't make a driver for Linux and, probably, 2-4 hours of research led to me still not having a working printer. I found a driver, but the process to get it installed did not work as it was supposed to. I forget the specifics, but I followed a tutorial to the T, but ran into unforeseen installation issues, and never could figure out how to get the process complete.
After that I started running into issues with the FireFox browser. I've alwasy used FF on Windows with no issues. On Ubuntu it ran slower than dial-up from the mid-90's. Again, 2-4 hours worth of research and several changes to things like FF settings, disabling add-ons, etc., and I still had no fix.
Still I wasn't deterred. Then the dual boot broke. I tried boot repair. No dice. Tried for several hours to get it working. Asked about it on forums, sent in results of boot repair (where I forget) only to get no response, and finally I threw in the towel.
I also struggled to get Bitcoin Armory working, with some very frustrating success, but I didn't count that against Linux, since it was very new software, and I wasn't surprised it was buggy.
Fast forward to today. I've been using Windows for a couple years, with few attempts made to use Linux, except for trying to retrieve a very small amount of BTC from Armory, which consumed about three weekends of my life to finally achieve.
Now I've decided to give it another go. I downloaded UbuntuStudio b/c I'd like to use some of the music production software that comes with it.
Following some tutorials online, I tried to connect my midi keyboard to the computer using QJackCtl. I couldn't remember the issue that I ran into when starting to type this up, so I tried to repeat the process, only to have the program crash during start up, three times. The computer had literally just restarted 20 minutes ago, so I doubt a reboot would work, but maybe. It's almost funny at this point. I'm really disappointed that I can't get the audio software that came with the distro working "fresh out of the box." Maybe with a few hours, or weekends, worth of research?
I've also been getting a system error message every time I login. I posted a query on the Ubuntu forums. That issue has yet to be sorted out.
I hesitate to include this next part, because it involves software that is really still in it's early stages, and I'm trying to be realistic in taking the perspective that any problems I encounter are with the new software, not Ubuntu, but the fact that I had zero problems getting the same stuff to work in Windows just adds to my frustration with Ubuntu.
Everything I'm about to describe is involved with installing monero mining and wallet software. The exception is the AMD drivers needed for the GPU I'm using to mine. Those I expected to work without issue. I followed the directions for installing the AMD drivers for Ubuntu on the AMD website, and the program would not work. After, you guessed it, 2-4 hours of research, I finally, almost by accident, installed an older version of the driver software. Boom, it worked. WTF man?! When I installed the Windows version it took 2 minutes.
Moving on, I tried getting the xmr-stak mining software working. This took me several hours, spread over several days to sort out. Same with the monero-gui wallet, which actually I've only got half-way working. In fact, I've tried installing the monero-gui by two different ways. In the process I've inadvertently got the monerod daemon running, but not the gui. Actually, the monerod daemon starts with the computer and I haven't even started trying to figure out how to turn that off, since what's the point of having it run if I can't use the gui?
In Windows I had all of this up and running in a couple of hours. And in saying that I'm prepared for the "if you like Windows so much then use that!" or "you're just too thick to figure it out!", but I don't like Windows, and I don't think it's a matter of not figuring it out. It seems to me that the reason I've spent dozens of hours just trying to get things to work in Linux is that nearly every time I've tried to do something, there is inevatably some error along the way where following the directions isn't good enough, and sorting out the issue is a feat in and of itself.
I just want to know if this is unusual, or if this is how it's going to go forever if I keep using Linux. Is my experience typical?
TL;DR: I've had a litany of issues and spent countless hours trying to fix them using Linux. Is this rare, and I've just had an unusual experience, or actually pretty common, and I should just accept it as the cost of using an open source OS?
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Yandex alledegly locked me out of my account and stole my bitcoins

A few months ago I created a fresh yandex account and used the email to register at a bitcoin market. I subsequently bought some btc and kept them in the web wallet provided by the market. When I tried to login to my yandex account later I saw the message that they had seen some obscure "suspicious activity" and therefore I couldn't access my yandex account. Effectively I was now locked out and also could longer login to the bitcoin wallet due to the login guard option, which requires me to verify each new login via email verification.
I was startled since I only used the Yandex account for this very purpose, nothing else going on there. Neither did I login via tor or any kind of proxy which might trigger such a response. The bitcoin trade was legit too. I concluded I must have a mistake somewhere and no longer thought about it.
Now I was stupid enough to do the same thing a few month later. The exact same thing happened. My bitcoins again gone. My system is 100% not compromised since I'm setting up fresh Linux distros constantly and always verify my images via PGP.
Conclusion: someone inside Yandex is selectively stealing bitcoin.
My advice: Stay away from Yandex.
I'm now using another email service and the problem didn't reappear.
Its sad since I kinda liked them.
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Is the weak link in Monero *random number generation*? Could those who created the RNGs be collecting all Monero private keys right now as we speak?

The Armory wallet on Bitcoin got around this. When creating a new wallet, you can click buttons to indicate which cards you randomly drew from a deck of cards. This is how you bring in randomness from the physical world without relying only on the digital RNG. These RNGs were potentially rigged with a collusion of chip manufacturers and your Linux distro compilers.
This is how Armory's feature looks.
Are there any similar plans for Monero?
If not, I fear that one day in the future, boom. All our crypto might be stolen. Just like that.

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Linux won't recognise Ledger wallet

This is a problem that appears on different Linux distro's and it's simply not opening up any of the Ledger Apps and desktop wallets, whether it's NEON Wallet, Ledger Manager, Bitcoin Wallet, or the Ripple Wallet. All works well for Windows, but Linux seems to be complicated. Any help is appreciated.
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Looking for a specific distro just for a cryptocurrency laptop

I have a thinkpad I've used to learn some pentesting and general fun stuff. It was really neat, but now I want to use the laptop now that my course is completed. I'd like to make sure I can wipe my system clean, and then run a simple linux distro that I can reliably use for my Bitcoin wallets.
It'd be nice to be able to use firefox with some good privacy extensions, ledger wallet software, and trezor wallet software.
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Transcript of Developer Meeting in Discord - March 29, 2019

Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
Is this unlocked?
oh cool. yes it is
Guess we need an admin to unlock it. Some of our devs cant type in here yet.
@shiggidy @traysi ★★★★★ Can yall unlock this channel?
traysi ★★★★★03/29/2019
Should be open now
bhorn03/29/2019
open!
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
heya!
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
Woot
theking03/29/2019
Glad to be here.
traysi ★★★★★03/29/2019
@Jeroz can you type now?
Jeroz03/29/2019
Works now
ty
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
Great. Didn't really have an agenda for this meeting I'm told. Can open it up? Anyone have anything to start?
Bianca_NL03/29/2019
YaY
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
testnet voting on messaging bip?
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
I like it.
@GhostDogsGhost You might be the main "answerer of questions" for this. Not sure where @[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs is.
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
anyone know if it's passed? if and when it'd be great to get some usage
Vincent03/29/2019
all good @traysi ★★★★★
Jeroz03/29/2019
Messaging is active on testnet now. The vote passed.
traysi ★★★★★03/29/2019
I'll try to clean up the permissions for this channel to make it simpler for future meetings.
Jeroz03/29/2019
There is no GUI yet to test it.
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
sweet -- yeah just rpc for now
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
here
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
yay
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
So, for messaging. There is not GUI, we really want to test the protocol which you can use fully through the rpc console.
We understand that this limits the number of users that will want to do testing but we wanted to get it out there asap to find bugs
Jeroz03/29/2019
Is there list of commands / little guide on how to get started with them in the console?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Also, we wanted to let everyone know that we are going to try and get messaging protocol and restricted assets on mainnet at the same time. This means that the release for messaging might be delayed by a couple weeks. The devs are working really hard to make this happen and hope that the community is willing to wait a little longer for mainnet messaging.
There are commands like sendmessage listmessages and subscribe rpc calls yes
Jeroz03/29/2019
That would mean 1 hardfork instead of 2 right?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Exactly @Jeroz
[Master] Roshii03/29/2019
Hello!
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Also, the Qt for messaging wont be released until after the hardfork, but the Qt for messaging and restricted assets would be in the same release.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Hello! Thanks for holding this meeting.
Jeroz03/29/2019
Will dividends also be included to that? @WhaleStreet (BW) (not sure if you are here)
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Dividends can be released at anytime it is completed as it doesn't require a hardfork
Jeroz03/29/2019
I meant the GUI update
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
For restricted assets, will owners of !uniquename have a grace period to claim $uniquename ?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
I am not sure on the GUI for dividends.
We are still figuring out if we are going to allow for a grave period or not. I think we are leading to the answer of Yes there will be a grace period.
but we aren't sure yet
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
I've been studying and out of the loop of the RVN scene for a long time - is there any chance of someone updating me on what y'all talking about?
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
We have also been going through and cleaning up issues in GitHub. Tried to clean up tags in there as well. We will probably start going though those on a weekly ->monthly basis to stay ahead of things.
Vincent03/29/2019
community seens to agree !ASSET has exclsuvie on $ASSET
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
Silva -- that's open for discussion -- I think the general sentiment is that there should be some preference given to current asset owners
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@SamzOnline [w1ne] We are talking about the roadmap and how the development of the new features are coming along.
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
Lovely many thanks
Vincent03/29/2019
what is the justification on only a grace period?
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Is it possible to reissue a !ownership as a $ownership?
Jeroz03/29/2019
@SamzOnline [w1ne]
https://medium.com/@tronblack/ravencoin-tags-and-restricted-assets-84fe3070a226
https://medium.com/@tronblack/ravencoin-kaaawww-2f72077aece
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent I don't think is has exclusive rights. More like a first right of refusal for a couple months
Synicide03/29/2019
agree there should be some kind of grace period, or users that originally registered those assets will feel shafted
Vincent03/29/2019
but what is that justification?
if you are building Applein ur garage, you may need a few yrs to go public
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Issue being assets will cease to be unique with two different types about
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
True.
We aren't sure on what approach will be taken yet
Synicide03/29/2019
should regular and restricted assets share the same 'uniqueness of naming'?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Please the community let us know what you think is fair.
This topic will 100% need to be discussed a lot
Vincent03/29/2019
when it was announced, there was a lot of discussion; most seemed to agree
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
@Jeroz Many thanks
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
If the consensus is that we shouldn't allow for ASSET! and $ASSET to be issued by different people then we will need to make sure that is the right approach. The code hasn't been written yet.
GhostDogsGhost03/29/2019
Some of this will depend on what we end up pricing the $ASSETS at (burn for issuance)..
Vincent03/29/2019
prcing shouldnt matter imo
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
We need to determine how important unique asset names are, for varying types.
Vincent03/29/2019
should be the owner of the asset name
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org Exactly
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
hey all, sorry im late :thumbsup:
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Howdy
Synicide03/29/2019
If someone registers !company123, and starts building a platform for themselves, seems they should be given an option to convert to $company123, and shouldnt have to worry about another party creating $company123
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
They will be given that option
Vincent03/29/2019
indefinately
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
the question is, is that option going to exist for forever, or maybe only 4 months
Vincent03/29/2019
then the worry still exists
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
I definitely vote for ! And $ to only be issued by the same people
Synicide03/29/2019
lets say they choose not to, can someone else create $company123? Or is that unqiue name shared?
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
I believe, ideally, a reissuance option would be available at anytime from !ownership
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Synicide That decision hasn't been made yet
theking03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs I do agree that releasing both messaging and restricted assets at same time makes sense so there is only one hard fork. What is the current thinking on tentative timeline before they would both be on main net?
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
im excited about this memo indication, its useful because it means a buyer of an asset sending rvn can indicate the 'return address' without the 'seller of the asset receiving ravencoin' having to transverse the full vin/vout chain to obtain the source address to dispatch asset to. Is there a timeline for this feature or any documentation on it @[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs ?
Synicide03/29/2019
my 2 cents, they should be a shared pool of unique names. The door is opened for scammers galore if it isnt.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@theking A couple months atleast.
To make sure it is tested on testnet for long enough
theking03/29/2019
That makes perfect sense!
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@push | ravenland.org It will be on mainnet as soon as it and restricted assets are tested. Is the goal
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
excellent, i look forward to it
Chill03/29/2019
Thank you for taking the time to bring up the ! and $ ownership issue. It's of extreme importance imo
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
its gods work your doing there
bitnaive03/29/2019
yeah it seems like any modifiers to the original !NAME should belong to !NAME
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
I would like to voice concern over the idea of the "grace period".... The idea of a UNIQUE asset name is key to our success. Many of us jumped on names we wanted. This doesn't feel right to need to have yet another name floating around if it's not controlled by the !OWNERSHIP token
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
@Chill NP :p
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Yes please on only 1 hard fork
Chill03/29/2019
unique is unique. I have 510 of them!
Synicide03/29/2019
@DirkDiggler (RVN ded) grace peroid wont matter if the naming pool is shared for uniqueness
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
So, If I own GOOGLE!, and I don't want $GOOGLE, no one should be allowed to own it?
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
exactly
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Ideally, yes
bhorn03/29/2019
that feels right to me
Jeroz03/29/2019
yes
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
Interesting
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
yes
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs I'm good w that
Synicide03/29/2019
that makes the most sense to me. As said, opens the door to scammers if not
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Would add extra value to the ownership token as well
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
If more power is given to !ownership(changing type), more value is added to said asset, by way of design and ability
Vincent03/29/2019
and if you want to covert your assets to restricted yrs from now you will have a logistic nightmare if you have a bunch of owners
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
I feel like, if we give people the option to register the restricted asset $ and they don't want it, that it is only fair that it is up for grabs
bitnaive03/29/2019
maybe no one else should be allowed to issue it but it can be transferred
Vincent03/29/2019
why?
Chill03/29/2019
I really don't think that's fair, to be honest
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Unique names are lost, in that case.
And in that way, !ownership loses value by not having the ability to change, if need be
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Yeah I'd rather see the one name issued only forever
bitnaive03/29/2019
that way, if some one wants it. the can contact the owner for it.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
I think restricted assets have a different use case than regular assets, and they can be frozen.
Vincent03/29/2019
i can buy ravenland and revent push from moving forward with is project (after grace)
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
seems like from a "code" perspective... the idea of 2 different (but similar names) would be a nightmare as well
Jeroz03/29/2019
Ideally give reissuable the extra option of making it restricted in my mind. I have mixed feelings about tokens traveling around that have the same asset name but are a different type.
Vincent03/29/2019
all his logos would have to change to his new name
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
They not have them remain one in the same? With the ability to change to restricted, should they have to. Though reissuance?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent That is why push would have plenty of time to pick up the ravenland restricted asset if he wanted it
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
One of our selling points over ETH is that ETH can issue a bunch of the same named assets as long as the contract address is different
Vincent03/29/2019
bbut who says what is enough time
i may need yrs
bhorn03/29/2019
the extra cost could be onerous as well
Chill03/29/2019
when the asset layer was launched, it was billed as being unique names. Be careful in changing this, please.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
True, that amount of time isn't determined yet, if this is the route that is taken
bhorn03/29/2019
some have many many many assets
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
RVN, u issue that name once, it can never be duplicated
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
where as having just another sub asset type ($RESTRICTED) falls under the same hierarchy already defined
bhorn03/29/2019
and the RVN is not as cheaply replaced
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Chill Not changing that, just talking about the next asset usecase and how it could be coded is all
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
What kind of burn costs are we thinking w issuing restricted assets?
Synicide03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs what if push decides not to, then someone else registers it for malicious intent with the same name? Surely the person who built their company on chain doesnt want another token of their company name out there
Vincent03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs you seem to be the only one fighting for the garce period
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor Not sure yet, going to be more than regular issuanace is the thought.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Agreed
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
@Vincent Simply bringing it into conversation, no harm
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent Not fighting, just keeping an open mind. I just code it, I am not the one making the decision.
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
hey this is a bit of a random question but i get a lot of subassets send to me, what about wildcard sending via the wallet? like if i wanted to send RAVENLAND/* to an address
Vincent03/29/2019
true but just showing what the concesous is
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@push | ravenland.org Create a request in the issues on github for extra functionality
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
:thumbsup:
will do mate
Synicide03/29/2019
seems if ! and $ arent shared unique, then companies will have to register both just to protect themselves
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
How about a unique asset w re-issuable IPFS?
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
We should be giving more power to !ownership by allowing it the ability to change to $ - Not giving less power to !ownership by duplicating unique names.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
GUNCERT provided a valid use case IMO for unique w re-issuable IPFS
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent Sure I get that.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
Agrees
If this is a possibility, to give the restricted assets to those who own the normal ones, it ought to be done
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor Looking in on how to do that. The request is on github just don't have the time to implement it yet.
restricted assets, will have to be issued. and the corresponding amount of rvn will be burned for them
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
it'd be nice to see a ravencoin network swarm, us and mango farms are doing something with that so if anyone else wants to get involved, i think its a worthwhile thing to build the power of the ravencoin ipfs hash network to keep them hashes alive
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
Yikes
Ah well
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
i wrote a programmatic script to scrape all the ipfs files, so i can probably runa simple enough shellscript to ipfs add pin everything from chain
Vincent03/29/2019
plus ravenland sent me a bunch of tokens...they will be worthless now!!! :sunglasses:
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
:joy:
vincent
one day tho eh
Chill03/29/2019
my 250,000 RVN that were spent on RVN assets are feeling pretty weak at the moment
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent haha ravenland assets are still assets. They just don't have the ability to freeze then and stop you from trading them
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)03/29/2019
you got to have one ring to rule them all... the Unique Ownership Token does that
SamzOnline [w1ne]03/29/2019
@Chill That puts my 80 to shame!
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Chill Like I said, no decision has been made yet.
Vincent03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs just playing with that one
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent Yeah, I understand
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Changing gears alittle, Has any further thought been put into privacy?
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
a tor network with proxychains could be effectively used to privatize a node
Jeroz03/29/2019
Seems that we need to continue discussions about the asset naming and make a write up about the proposals.
I have a different question:
About metadata and transactions. Tron mentioned that it will be possible to attach metadata to every transaction. It was unclear to me whether he meant every messaging transaction or every regular RVN/Asset transaction.
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
ive been looking into this a little bit
Synicide03/29/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org been wondering that too, and if restricted assets for KYC/AML NEED to be trackable
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org Privacy isn't the main thing ravencoin wants right now. We need to be able to send and trade assets with visibility of amounts and the asset names. Once the main core components are finished, we can start thinking about integration privacy.
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
as i understand it tor could as a protocol be built into ravencoin itself and distroed as a private tor based connector or hardened in such a way not to leak dns or requests that are not 'tor' proxied .. but you could do this already with some modifications to most linux systems (without the need for a ravencoin release)
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Understood
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Jeroz With messaging, all asset transactions can contain a metadata field yes.
Jeroz03/29/2019
RVN too?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Not RVN at this time, as that already exists with the OP_RETURN functionality of bitcoin
Jeroz03/29/2019
Yeah I was about to say
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
I dream of one day Ravencoin giving users the ability to protect themselves from state level actors looking to oversee transactions on chain.
[Master] Roshii03/29/2019
What's the subject?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org That would be amazing, however the dividends and voting require a public ledger in order to send
Synicide03/29/2019
@[Master] Roshii large one is if regular and restricted assets should share unique names, and/or if a grace peroid should be allowed for original owners to register restricted assets
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
So we would need to figure out a way to have that info public and keep privacy
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Agree'd
Synicide03/29/2019
that was my worry, that it HAS to be public for a lot of uses. Privacy would have to be optional
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
ravencoin was built and is being built to support asset trading. Privacy is important but isn't currently the focus of the dev team.
Synicide03/29/2019
sounds good, focus on our roadmap and can research it more in the future
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Privacy is one of the very lasts subjects brought up in the whitepaper, after all :wink:
Vincent03/29/2019
to bring up an old topic; assets that haven't been reissued, there was talk about lowering the decimal places to reissue; i know not important but if it needed to be in a hard fork; should it be looked at the add to th next?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent I have found a way to do this, however it requires the reissuer to own all assets
Synicide03/29/2019
how would you determine the correct values if lowering decimals? rounding?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Yes!
Vincent03/29/2019
correct
nice
Synicide03/29/2019
if they all own, I guess its a non-issue
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
We aren't currently working on that, but I will try and get it into the hard fork release
Vincent03/29/2019
it would be a 1 time option, correct?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
In that event too, ability to reduce total supply as well if u still own every asset created would also be an excellent Option to have
When 350? (350club)03/29/2019
Is Bruces worry about the security of Ravencoin a curent issue?
Chill03/29/2019
That seems to be the talk of the day
Zaab03/29/2019
Its just honesty
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
We know a 51% attack is cheap
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@Vincent Depends on if it meets requirements.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
But reorg depth protection is good
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Yes Ravencoin currently doesn't have the network security that Bitcoin does, and water is wet
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
more full nodes is the answer to a stronger consensus and therefore a more securer network
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
Hmmm checks out
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
:ThinkBlack:
Vincent03/29/2019
right i guess my question is one time at most?
Synicide03/29/2019
It feels like more than just honesty. The last 4 post in a row from the Ravencoin twitter have some type of FUD based around it. Its all you see on the first page when looking at it. Some of that stuff needs to be kept to his personal account
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
Probably not a development Question, what Bruce says on his own time. :persevere:
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
@Synicide Bruce don't wanna spend a fortune on restricted assets :yum:
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)03/29/2019
I don't like it myself either though @Synicide
boatsandhoes03/29/2019
yeah the ravencoin twitter has been a bit..... not good to put it easy
Vincent03/29/2019
this is bruces baby...and fud should be taken lightly imo
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Bruce can say what he wants :_)
Chill03/29/2019
well, it is the unofficial official Twitter page, so it kind of does matter
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
We have taken measures to make sure ravencoin is safe and to stop 51% attacks
Synicide03/29/2019
I agree on his personal account. When people look up this project on twitter, they dont need a full page of fud
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
its not a very development orientated debate tho in fairness
Vincent03/29/2019
no news will stop a well designed code
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Many new users are asking about IPFS integration. Is this still being researched?
When 350? (350club)03/29/2019
I only asked as it appeared Bruce was saying there is a current security vulnerability..
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs what can people do to help secure the ravencoin network into 2019 and in the future?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
@When 350? (350club) Bruce doesn't code, he wouldn't know
boatsandhoes03/29/2019
sorry, got a late start on this meeting. is kyc stuff on the table for discussion today, or is that at a later meeting?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
@push | ravenland.org Looks at the PR's, make sure the code being added is well written and secure.
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
sure thing
and run fullnodes right?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Run nodes, and mine ravencoin!
haha
hashpower
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
:thumbsup:
boatsandhoes03/29/2019
that part
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
Looks like its time.
Jeroz03/29/2019
Alright, I have to pick up my son. Thanks everyone!
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
Thanks all
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor03/29/2019
Thx!
Vincent03/29/2019
:sunglasses:
push | ravenland.org03/29/2019
cheers again :thumbsup: keep up the good work :rvn_hop:
Chill03/29/2019
thanks for everyone's hard work
Synicide03/29/2019
great talks today, thanks guys
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
Can have an admin shut it down and move this over to another channel until next time.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs03/29/2019
Thanks for voicing your concerns.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org03/29/2019
Thanks everyone
Pho3nix Monk3y03/29/2019
@traysi ★★★★★ can you lock it back?
traysi ★★★★★03/29/2019
The channel is locked now.
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An Introduction

Hello and welcome to Tangrams !
If you are already part of our community and found your way here from Discord, good to see you. We hope you'll enjoy our brand new subreddit.
In case you are new to Tangram, first of all we are very glad to have you onboard! Please read on to get gain some further information.

What is Tangram?

Tangram is a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Tangram aims to be a private and anonymous digital currency, a platform for near instant and feeless exchange of value which allows users to securely manage personal and financial information.
Our mission is to create the most private distributed ledger technology the world has ever seen, one that is provably impervious to re-identification attacks. It must be fast, feeless, and infinitely scalable. Tangram will function as a true cryptocurrency, while supporting other capabilities such as smart contracts, data storage, and communications. Tangram is a startup focused on cutting-edge engineering, compelling user experience, irresistible branding, and a vibrant community, all built from scratch. Tangram will be the end-to-end solution you know you can trust to safeguard your identity, your data, your business, and your rights in a world of prying eyes. Privacy by Design.
It is currently in development, with the testnet and mainnet planned for the short to middle term. (More information regarding various expected deadlines can be found here )

Where can I find more information on the technical aspects of Tangram?

There’s a range of resources you can consult to learn more about our project:
A little rundown of what's been released so far, and what to expect from the near future alpha releases:
Released
View the roadmap for further details.

How will Tangram be distributed?

The token metrics of Tangram are as follows:
Maximum Token Supply: 183,744,990
Once mainnet launches, everyone is going to have the opportunity to participate in the token distribution process. The details of which method(s) will be implemented are currently being discussed and will be finalized soon. As you can see above, 65% of the total supply ( 119,434,243.5 SNKs) are reserved for public distribution.

How can I get involved in the project?

We are a community-centered project and welcome all, especially those that wish to contribute to our growth and improvement. If you believe you have some spare time and skills to dedicate, feel free to fill out our Community Talent Pool Form!
Alternatively, if you just want to get involved more generally in our vibrant community and have access to development in real time, we recommend joining our Discord. Most of the fun happens there! If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to come by the Discord where you are sure to get a quick response.

FAQ

TBC
See Manifesto. https://medium.com/@getsneak/a-sneak-manifesto-163eb38e00ea
No.
Public: 65% Contributors: 10% Founders: 7.84% Development Fund: 10% Community Fund: 7.16%
Through lending your computation power for research and development against finding a cure (diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow disease), an inherited form of emphysema, and even many cancers). Find out more here: https://foldingathome.org/ How it works in Tangram public free distribution: https://medium.com/@getsneak/f-h-faucet-alpha-0-1-testing-d179568d1f40
When Tangram goes main-net (end of December 2018).
Contributors donated a combination of Monero, Nano, Bitcoin, and Ethereum to the developers to support the development throughout the early stages. These donations allowed Matthew Hellyer to move to developing the Tangram platform full-time.
The Community Fund is for those who have provably donated to a privacy DAG project prior to February 28th that turned out to be a scam. Contact the devs to receive Tangrams in return for your scammed donations at a rate of half the dollar value of your donation the day it was sent. 26% of the Community Fund has already been claimed.
Yes. More information on this will be released prior to main-net.
Testing is open to all. See here: https://medium.com/tangram-tgm/test-net0-release-ac5ad5d691ae
TBC - Currently the only bug bounty available would be associated with the faucet: https://medium.com/@getsneak/f-h-faucet-alpha-0-1-testing-d179568d1f40 (Please see Rules & Rewards section). When main-net has launched and Tangram is open-sourced further bug bounties will be defined.
183,744,990
C#
See here for technical introduction: https://tangrams.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Tangram_An_Introduction-2018-12-19-03-27.pdf
No, transactions will be fee-less
TBC (Better estimate will be provided 3 months after main-net)
This is not a primary focus. We will provide documentation that allows any 3rd party to develop and integrate with Tangram.
Not yet decided, we are finalising the faucet models and their distribution mechanism which in turn affects the amount received.
No. The [email protected] work unit will calibrate to your CPU.
Yes. The name of the 3rd party security audit firm will be released once a contract has been signed.
Tangram’s codebase is built from scratch. To protect the integrity of the project before main-net and prior to a security audit by a reputable firm. Following main-net there will be discussions and post made to define the properties in which need to be met for open-source.
Yes.
The view key of the genesis block will be made available for all once main-net is live.
Yes, prior to main-net.
Yes.
There are no monetary incentives for running a node. Will nodes be private? Yes.
YES! Come poke around, join the crew, pingpong doesn’t bite.
TBC - Current estimations are 3 month – 8 months.
No. You will not find any exchange or OTC channel supported in the Tangram server by team members.
https://trello.com/b/x02K9WgV
Sneak was the code name of Tangram before the current name was chosen.
No.
Yes. See here for more information - https://pastebin.com/8YKrJJEZ https://pastebin.com/iHGMMxBr
Current live channels include: Discord: https://discord.gg/GhX6nUC Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/Tangrams/ (not live - pending website) Telegram: https://t.me/Tangrams See the #resource channel in Discord to see all articles and references to Tangram
See here:
https://medium.com/tangram-tgm/breaking-down-tangrams-consensus-mechanism-part-1-ba4857539eb
https://medium.com/tangram-tgm/breaking-down-tangrams-consensus-mechanism-part-2-6d88b435bef7
https://tangrams.io
No.
Yes, although pre-announcement. Official announcement will be made once we have prepared main-net. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3022248.0
Nodes can run on Windows, Linux, Mac, Raspberry Pi or any Linux distro
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GUIDE: convert your BCH to BTC safely, step by step guide

This is a guide for folks that want to sell their bitcoin cash for bitcoin, the guide assumes you have your seed or private keys in hand.
This guide uses Bitkey (bitkey.io) its a in memory immutable OS based on turnkey Linux Distro, built specifically for bitcoin.
What will you will need:
Stage one, creating a new wallet and sending the funds to it:
  1. Download Bitkey iso image from bitkey.io
  2. flash Bitkey on flash drive 1 using https://unetbootin.github.io/, is both form windows and mac.
  3. Boot from the *Bitkey flash drive 1 *(every pc is a bit different, use google for help, you need to get to the boot menu, pressing the F8-F12 works)
  4. Select COLD OFFLINE mode.
  5. Once the desktop boots, you will see an informative prompt, unplug flash drive 1, and plug in flash drive 2.
  6. Open electrum wallet, and select a strong password, centuries at least and write it on paper.
  7. Create a new wallet, go thru all the standard steps. WRITE DOWN THE SEED ON PAPER!
  8. Save 3-4 receiving addresses, right click an address in the list of addresses and set it as the receiving address, the snap it with your phone using a QR reader app from the appstore’s, save the address in notes or something.
  9. Exit electrum.
  10. Now you have your encrypted keys on flash drive 2.
  11. Shutdown, using the shutdown app on the application dock in the bitty desktop, after confirming you will be asked to shutdown the computer manually, by pressing the physical shutdown button.
  12. Insert flash drive 1.
  13. Turn on the PC.
  14. Boot in COLD OFFLINE.
  15. Once desktop boots, remove flash drive 1. Insert flash drive 3.
  16. Open electrum enter the password you used on flash drive 2.
  17. Restore wallet with your keys or from seed or manually enter you public and private keys.
  18. Close electrum.
  19. Now keys are saved on flash drive 3 (mark is somehow).
  20. Shutdown, using the shutdown app on the application dock in the bitty desktop, after confirming you will be asked to shutdown the computer manually, by pressing the physical shutdown button.
  21. Insert flash drive 1.
  22. Turn on the PC.
  23. Boot in COLD ONLINE mode.
  24. One desktop boots, remove flash drive 1, insert flash drive 3.
  25. Connect wifi or internet cable.
  26. Open electrum, enter your password from the previous stage.
  27. Create a new transaction (send), set one of the receiving address you saved earlier using the QR scanner its on your phone.
  28. Save the transaction to /media/usb. The transaction is saved in** flash drive 3**.
  29. Exit electrum.
  30. Shutdown, using the shutdown app on the application dock in the bitty desktop, after confirming you will be asked to shutdown the computer manually, by pressing the physical shutdown button.
  31. Insert flash drive 1.
  32. Turn on the PC.
  33. Boot in COLD OFFLINE mode.
  34. Once desktop boots, remove flash drive 1. Insert flash drive 3.
  35. open electrum.
  36. Open electrum, enter your password from the previous stage.
  37. Load transaction from /media/usb.
  38. Sign it, and save it to /media/usb.
  39. Exit electrum.
  40. Shutdown, using the shutdown app on the application dock in the bitty desktop, after confirming you will be asked to shutdown the computer manually, by pressing the physical shutdown button.
  41. Insert flash drive 1.
  42. Turn on the PC.
  43. Boot in COLD ONLINE mode.
  44. Once desktop boots, remove flash drive 1. Insert flash drive 3.
  45. Open electrum, enter your password from the previous stage.
  46. Load SIGNED transaction, broadcast it.
  47. Now your funds have been transferred to your new wallet. HORRAY!
  48. Wait 6 confirmations, check the receiving address on blockchain.info to see the transactions state.
Stage two, send your bitcoin cash to an exchange or to Shapeshift.io for a quick anonymous exchange:
  1. Shutdown, using the shutdown app on the application dock in the bitty desktop, after confirming you will be asked to shutdown the computer manually, by pressing the physical shutdown button.
  2. Insert flash drive 1.
  3. Turn on the PC.
  4. Boot in HOT ONLINE mode.
  5. Once desktop boots, remove flash drive 1. Insert flash drive 3.
  6. Connect wifi or cable.
  7. Open chromium, download Electron-Cash (https://electroncash.org/)
  8. Open terminal.
  9. command: cd ~/Downloads
  10. command: tar -zxvf Electron-Cash-2.9.3.tar.gz
  11. command: cd Electron-Cash-2.9.3
  12. command: python electron-cash
  13. electron-cash should open up.
  14. wait for electron cash to connect to a server (green circle at the right bottom corner).
  15. meanwhile go to shapeshift.io, and start a new transaction BCH -> BTC, enter one of the addresses you saved on your phone using the QR scanner. and copy one of the bitcoin-cash addresses you have in the electron-cash wallet (receiving) thats your change address (optional).
  16. Once you have created a transaction, you will get an address you will need to send the bitcoin cash to.
  17. create and new transaction (send) and enter the shapeshift address, select max amount and send.
Thats it folks, wait for your transaction to fully confirm and enjoy the free bitcoin :)
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Tale of an Evil Roommate

Throwaway because I'm considering legal action.
I first got into bitcoin about a year ago. Like many folks on this sub, I told my friends about it, and used it to buy pizza, play cards, and reimburse others for lending me cash. I didn't make a million dollars through hoarding, but instead I kept my wallet pretty active. Never had a problem with lost coins and I thought I had a pretty good grasp on keeping my funds safe.
About four months ago my software wallet was drained of a whopping 2.3ish BTC.
After doing some research, I figured it must have been a problem with my operating system. Maybe I went to the wrong site, downloaded spyware, whatever. I immediately uninstalled Windows and started to learn Linux, figuring that Linux was safer.
Once I felt comfortable enough with Linux, I decided to buy a cheap netbook, install an OS with a small footprint, and use my netbook for banking only: bitcoin stuff, fiat stuff, anything that I wanted to keep separate from general browsing. I made all the necessary precautions (ad blocker, script blocker, encrypted HD, backups, etc). Then went about the business of funding my wallet.
Two weeks ago... I'd accumulated a savings of almost 21 bitcoin before I logged on to my wallet and found them all missing! They were sent to an unknown address, then another address, then another. Needless to say I was pissed off. What had I done wrong? How could I have been hacked again?
I started telling my friends about it, and some of them took pity on me, even sending me a few coins to a new wallet I created. For some reason (probably paranoia) I started using blockchain.info to track these new transactions. Many late nights looking at addresses and transactions going in and out of my friends' wallets. Thought I was going crazy until I noticed something.
Some of the coins that a friend sent me led back to my roommate's wallet.
I'm sure you see where this is going ... after painstakingly tracking transactions through the blockchain, I finally discovered that it was my roommate who stole my coins! He then sent some of those coins to various addresses, but made the mistake of using those same coins to pay a mutual friend for a debt he owed in a real-life poker game that we all play together. (Not very big stakes, just a fun get-together).
I confronted my roommate and of course he denied everything. He accused me of being paranoid, got loud and almost violent with me, then started making plans to move out of the apartment.
I don't feel good about what happened next … because I waited for my roommate to go to work, and then I snuck into his room and tried to log onto his computer. Couldn't get into his computer because of an encrypted password, but I did find a CD in his optical drive. The CD was entitled “BackTrack” which I've since learned is a “hacker” distro used for penetration testing.
My theory is that my roommate used this CD to monitor my computer on our shared network. Of course this is only a theory. I have no proof that he did this (only proof that he has at least some of my stolen coins). If he was in fact monitoring me, he probably stole my passwords, got into my computer, and then sent the coins to himself. I can't think of another way he could have stolen my coins.
Lessons learned:
All in all, I lost nearly 3,000 USD to this guy. Not counting this month's rent and utilities, which I'm sure I won't get, since he moved back into his parent's house and refuses to answer my phone calls. He not only spyed on me, stole from me, but left me with 2x the bills I expected to pay this month.
The only real proof I have that he stole my coins is a complex web of transactions that I tracked through the blockchain. But it's definitive proof. The blockchain doesn't lie. And though he thought he was acting anonymously, I managed to catch him. Still I have no idea what I'm going to do next. Not sure the blockchain record will help me in court.
Anyway, I posted this because I wanted to warn others. Hopefully my story will inspire you to take steps to protect yourself. I certainly learned an expensive lesson.
TL;DR: Don't trust a shared internet connection, even amongst friends.
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Linux based Monero wallet

I currently use electrum for a Bitcoin wallet on my Linux distro. Are there any reputable Linux based monero wallets I should look into?
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__Anyone have Tor working consistently on Electrum? (have been trying with solutions for over 17 hours!)

Hello hello, I know this has come up many times before but as I am now in my 17th hour of troubleshooting and my circumstances may be different, I am asking the lovely people here out of sheer determination.
 
__SITUATION
With Tor browser running and happy, one manual setting I had a bit of luck with was:
4yi77lkjgy4bwtj3.onion - 50001 - SSL off
Socks5 localhost 9050
No 'Proxy user' or 'Password'
Unchecked 'Use Tor proxy at port 9150'
 
The above downloaded something in history but with no details other than 'unknown' in the date column. I believe this may be the initial test amount I sent from coinbase as it was so negligible, Electrum shows the balance as 0 and the address is showing as 'Used' under the addresses tab.
 
I am trying to receive a new amount that was also sent but having not been able to consistently connect to any servers, I eventually deleted the blockchain_headers file in the hope it would re-download but it now stays on 0kb even on the one occasion it showed synchronising which was left for 11 hours. Both addresses are showing as confirmed on blockexplorer.com
 
I have tried every .onion server from here: 1209k.com/bitcoin-eye/ele.php with SSL on for 50002 & off for 50001. Alongside every combination of every setting.
 
I have done all the standard troubleshooting of restarting, disabling firewalls/antivirus on the host machine, cleaning dnscache/cookies/etc.
 
Please forgive my lack of knowledge on these things as I can only assume that as the initial server above now not appears to be working, I assume it may be dead/offline. I just wish there was a way for Electrum to automatically check a list of Tor servers until it finds a connection.
 
I should mention that, unfortunately, I am currently limited to version 2.8.2 as am running it on a XP Virtualbox. I am aware that this is not ideal but I kind of gave up after 6 solid days trying to get a working Linux distro less than 200mb as my Linux knowledge was too limited in ensuring guess additions, etc.
 
As I believe it 'was' working and no variables have changed, I am tearing my hair out trying to get it connected.
 
__QUESTIONS
Do I just keep trying different .onion servers till one connects? If so, does anyone have any working ones?
 
When I've successfully had the red icon change to Synchronising or blue, it usually happens instantly after entering the server details - how long would you suggest waiting between each try?
 
I have given it this much effort as research suggests Electrum is the easiest and no other wallets allow for features such as dynamic or replaceable fees; unless anyone knows of any?
 
Judging by how frequently 1209k.com/bitcoin-eye/ele.php refreshes with new .onion servers; am I right in assuming these servers come and go constantly. If so, what do other Tor Electrum users do when they want to use Electrum - do they just try dozens of servers till one works?
 
Do I need to be forwarding ports if Tor browser is always running?
 
Do I eventually need to be adding firewall exceptions once I have them turned on?
 
Although I am very new to all of this, I was hoping that for something that is fast approaching its decennial anniversary; there would be a few more robust solutions. Perhaps most of my issues boil down to my version limitation - who knows.
 
As you can tell, this issue has taken a usually highly chilled chap to a state of deep frustration so I cannot thank you enough if you have a couple of moments to help a fellow human out. It really would mean the world to me.
 
Eternally grateful,
 
-mawvius
 
 
EDIT: typos
 
 
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Why don't more people use/discuss Linux Live USB drives with bitcoin wallet installed?

I'm new to bitcoin and I have been looking into safe options for wallets. My first solution was the just use a spare phone I had, which didn't seem safe enough. My second solution was to install the bitcoin software on a usb drive and plug it in/run it directly from the drive when I needed to. This also didn't seem safe since you're plugging it into a running machine. The final solution aside from buying something like the ledger nano s was to just install a Live Linux distro with persistence and install the wallet onto there so at least I could boot from it directly and run the wallet on a fresh OS all the time.
I guess my question is, why isn't this option discussed more as of late? It seems that most of the posts I'm pulling up are 2-3 years old. Is there something I am missing as a newbie to crypto currencies?
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How-To: Building an offline cold wallet with a Raspberry Pi, Pidora and Electrum.

After piddling with Bitcoin for ~2 years and seeing my balance wax and wane, I find myself with a dollar value now in the low 5 figures. Small for some, but still enough to make make me grin like an idiot...
However, while I run Linux everywhere, and have multiple encrypted backup copies of my wallet seeds and private keys the chance of getting hacked is (while small) not zero. More importantly, the odds of fat-fingering a transfer and sending someone 1000x what I intend are far more likely. So I just spent a couple of hours installing Electrum onto my Raspberry Pi, and testing it out. Seems to work. :)
Required:
Installing the base OS:
Your setup of the Pi is now complete. None of the secret information for the wallet has been generated yet, so even if something got in as you built the platform, as long as you never connect it to the network again, you should be secure.
Electrum setup:
Your offline wallet is ready. Now you need to set up your online wallet.
Online wallet:
Your online wallet is now ready. You have public addresses in the online watch only wallet that you can use to fund the offline wallet. To move funds from the offline wallet, do the following: (Blatantly stolen from http://electrum.org/tutorials.html#offline-mpk)
Performing an offline transaction:
That's it. Enjoy.
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EDIT: Added instructions to add "--offline" to the Electrum launch icon on the desktop.
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