Discussion in 'privacy general' started by nightrace, Apr 16, 2011.
How Silicon Valley and Wall Street arrived at a new gold rush called Bitcoin
The Mystery Behind the Biggest Bitcoin Transaction Ever Made.
Hacking Team broke Bitcoin secrecy by targeting crucial wallet file.
The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin.
Orisi - distributed Bitcoin oracles.
Analyzing the 2013 Bitcoin fork: centralized decision-making saved the day.
Bitcoin’s Dark Side Could Get Darker.
What's "criminal" depends on whose whatever is getting whatevered
What concerns me far more are possibilities for smart contracts with hidden clauses, fine print, etc.
Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future.
Op-ed: Why is Bitcoin forking?.
I've seen some bad things about Bitcoin XT. This from grarpamp on tor-talk:
There's more nuanced discussion in the quoted threads. I'm not sure what to believe.
Edit: Also see https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-August/038818.html and https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2byqz0/mike_hearn_proposes_to_build_vulnerable/ linked therein.
Both sides of this issue have some strong discussion threads running. I am not involved enough to have a credible vote to cast. Bitcoin and TOR together scare me a little because of the "evil nodes". Just make sure that if you use TOR and a BTC webclient/exchange you positively verify the https certificate's FULL fingerprint before conducting any activity. End to end is essential and guarding against MITM is important. If your coins ever get taken they are GONE!
During all this I say use a paper wallet and/or "cold" offline only transaction signing.
Bitcoin ATMs may make cash available to people. But will the Greek government allow fund transfers to foreign Bitcoin exchanges? And would they even allow domestic exchanges, which could facilitate capital flight?
Inside the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Future.
Bitcoin course available on Coursera; textbook is now official.
Bitcoin community ‘needs to collaborate’ over security and scalability
Allegations of Dirty Tricks as Effort to “Rescue” Bitcoin Falters.
Some see Bitcoin XT as an attack on Tor clients and privacy, I think.
I don't know what the best answer is, but the current "chain mode" is not going to work if BTC ever truly takes off.
Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. unveils Bitcoin computer.
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