February — The first ever cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Market, is established. The first trade takes place a month later. April — The first public bitcoin trade takes place: 1000BTC traded for $30 at an exchange rate of 0.03USD/1BTC May — The first real-world bitcoin transaction is undertaken by Laszlo Hanyecz, who paid 10000BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas (Approximately $25 USD) June — Bitcoin developer Gavin Andreson creates a faucet offering 5 free BTC to the public July — First notable usage of the word “blockchain” appears on BitcoinTalk forum. Prior to this, it was referred to as ‘Proof-of-Work chain’ July — Bitcoin exchange named Magic The Gathering Online eXchange—also known as Mt. Gox—established August —Bitcoin protocol bug leads to emergency hard fork December — Satoshi Nakamoto ceases communication with the world
January — One-quarter of the eventual total of 21M bitcoins have been generated February — Bitcoin reaches parity for the first time with USD April — Bitcoin reaches parity with EUR and GBP June — WikiLeaks begins accepting Bitcoin donations June — Mt. Gox hacked, resulting in suspension of trading and a precipitous price drop for Bitcoin August — First Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: BIP Purpose and Guidelines October — Litecoin released December — Bitcoin featured as a major plot element in an episode of ‘The Good Wife’ as 9.45 million viewers watch.
May — Bitcoin Magazine, founded by Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin, publishes first issue July — Government of Estonia begins incorporating blockchain into digital ID efforts September — Bitcoin Foundation created October — BitPay reports having over 1,000 merchants accepting bitcoin under its payment processing service November — First Bitcoin halving to 25 BTC per block
February — Reddit begins accepting bitcoins for Gold memberships March — Cyprus government bailout levies bank accounts with over $100k. Flight to Bitcoin results in major price spike. May —Total Bitcoin value surpasses 1 billion USD with 11M Bitcoin in circulation May — The first cryptocurrency market rally and crash takes place. Prices rise from $13 to $220, and then drop to $70 June — First major cryptocurrency theft. 25,000 BTC is stolen from Bitcoin forum founder July — Mastercoin becomes the first project to conduct an ICO August — U.S. Federal Court issues opinion that Bitcoin is a currency or form of money October — The FBI shuts down dark web marketplace Silk Road, confiscating approximately 26,000 bitcoins November — Vitalik Buterin releases the Ethereum White Paper: “A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform” December — The first commit to the Ethereum codebase takes place
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January — Zcash announced February — HyperLedger project announced by Linux Foundation with thirty founding members March — Second Ethereum mainnet release, Homestead, is rolled out. April — The DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) launches a 28-day crowdsale. After one month, it raises an Ether value of more than US$150M May — Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium launches with 31 members June — The DAO is attacked with 3.6M of the 11.5M Ether in The DAO redirected to the attacker’s Ethereum account July — The DAO attack results in a hard fork of the Ethereum Blockchain to recover funds. A minority group rejecting the hard fork continues to use the original blockchain renamed Ethereum Classic July — Second Bitcoin halving to 12.5BTC per block mined November — CME Launches Bitcoin Price Index
January — Bitcoin price breaks US$1,000 for the first time in three years February — Enterprise Ethereum Alliance formed with 30 founding members, over 150 members six months later March — Multiple applications for Bitcoin ETFs rejected by the SEC April — Bitcoin is officially recognized as currency by Japan June — EOS begins its year-long ICO, eventually raising $4 billion July — Parity hack exposes weaknesses in multisig wallets August — Bitcoin Cash forks from the Bitcoin Network October — Ethereum releases Byzantium soft fork network upgrade, part one of Metropolis September — China bans ICOs October — Bitcoin price surpasses $5,000 USD for the first time November — Bitcoin price surpasses $10,000 USD for the first time December — Ethereum Dapp Cryptokitties goes viral, pushing the Ethereum network to its limits
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Lastupdated2018-01-29 This post is a collaboration with the Bitcoin community to create a one-stop source for Lightning Network information. There are still questions in the FAQ that are unanswered, if you know the answer and can provide a source please do so!
Lightning Network White Paper - The protocol has changed since this original paper, but covers the mid-level mechanics of the Lightning Network with an emphasis on the smart contracts that make it trustless
If you can answer please PM me and include source if possible. Feel free to help keep these answers up to date and as brief but correct as possible
Is Lightning Bitcoin?
Yes. You pick a peer and after some setup, create a bitcoin transaction to fund the lightning channel; it’ll then take another transaction to close it and release your funds. You and your peer always hold a bitcoin transaction to get your funds whenever you want: just broadcast to the blockchain like normal. In other words, you and your peer create a shared account, and then use Lightning to securely negotiate who gets how much from that shared account, without waiting for the bitcoin blockchain.
Is the Lightning Network open source?
Yes, Lightning is open source. Anyone can review the code (in the same way as the bitcoin code)
Who owns and controls the Lightning Network?
Similar to the bitcoin network, no one will ever own or control the Lightning Network. The code is open source and free for anyone to download and review. Anyone can run a node and be part of the network.
I’ve heard that Lightning transactions are happening “off-chain”…Does that mean that my bitcoin will be removed from the blockchain?
No, your bitcoin will never leave the blockchain. Instead your bitcoin will be held in a multi-signature address as long as your channel stays open. When the channel is closed; the final transaction will be added to the blockchain. “Off-chain” is not a perfect term, but it is used due to the fact that the transfer of ownership is no longer reflected on the blockchain until the channel is closed.
Do I need a constant connection to run a lightning node?
Not necessarily, Example: A and B have a channel. 1 BTC each. A sends B 0.5 BTC. B sends back 0.25 BTC. Balance should be A = 0.75, B = 1.25. If A gets disconnected, B can publish the first Tx where the balance was A = 0.5 and B = 1.5. If the node B does in fact attempt to cheat by publishing an old state (such as the A=0.5 and B=1.5 state), this cheat can then be detected on-chain and used to steal the cheaters funds, i.e., A can see the closing transaction, notice it's an old one and grab all funds in the channel (A=2, B=0). The time that A has in order to react to the cheating counterparty is given by the CheckLockTimeVerify (CLTV) in the cheating transaction, which is adjustable. So if A foresees that it'll be able to check in about once every 24 hours it'll require that the CLTV is at least that large, if it's once a week then that's fine too. You definitely do not need to be online and watching the chain 24/7, just make sure to check in once in a while before the CLTV expires. Alternatively you can outsource the watch duties, in order to keep the CLTV timeouts low. This can be achieved both with trusted third parties or untrusted ones (watchtowers). In the case of a unilateral close, e.g., you just go offline and never come back, the other endpoint will have to wait for that timeout to expire to get its funds back. So peers might not accept channels with extremely high CLTV timeouts. -- Source
What Are Lightning’s Advantages?
Tiny payments are possible: since fees are proportional to the payment amount, you can pay a fraction of a cent; accounting is even done in thousandths of a satoshi. Payments are settled instantly: the money is sent in the time it takes to cross the network to your destination and back, typically a fraction of a second.
Does Lightning require Segregated Witness?
Yes, but not in theory. You could make a poorer lightning network without it, which has higher risks when establishing channels (you might have to wait a month if things go wrong!), has limited channel lifetime, longer minimum payment expiry times on each hop, is less efficient and has less robust outsourcing. The entire spec as written today assumes segregated witness, as it solves all these problems.
Can I Send Funds From Lightning to a Normal Bitcoin Address?
No, for now. For the first version of the protocol, if you wanted to send a normal bitcoin transaction using your channel, you have to close it, send the funds, then reopen the channel (3 transactions). In future versions, you and your peer would agree to spend out of your lightning channel funds just like a normal bitcoin payment, allowing you to use your lightning wallet like a normal bitcoin wallet.
Can I Make Money Running a Lightning Node?
Not really. Anyone can set up a node, and so it’s a race to the bottom on fees. In practice, we may see the network use a nominal fee and not change very much, which only provides an incremental incentive to route on a node you’re going to use yourself, and not enough to run one merely for fees. Having clients use criteria other than fees (e.g. randomness, diversity) in route selection will also help this.
What is the release date for Lightning on Mainnet?
Would there be any KYC/AML issues with certain nodes?
Nope, because there is no custody ever involved. It's just like forwarding packets. -- Source
What is the delay time for the recipient of a transaction receiving confirmation?
Furthermore, the Lightning Network scales not with the transaction throughput of the underlying blockchain, but with modern data processing and latency limits - payments can be made nearly as quickly as packets can be sent. -- Source
How does the lightning network prevent centralization?
How would the lightning network work between exchanges?
Each exchange will get to decide and need to implement the software into their system, but some ideas have been outlined here: Google Doc - Lightning Exchanges Note that by virtue of the usual benefits of cost-less, instantaneous transactions, lightning will make arbitrage between exchanges much more efficient and thus lead to consistent pricing across exchange that adopt it. -- Source
How do lightning nodes find other lightning nodes?
Does every user need to store the state of the complete Lightning Network?
According to Rusty's calculations we should be able to store 1 million nodes in about 100 MB, so that should work even for mobile phones. Beyond that we have some proposals ready to lighten the load on endpoints, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. -- Source
Would I need to download the complete state every time I open the App and make a payment?
No you'd remember the information from the last time you started the app and only sync the differences. This is not yet implemented, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a preliminary protocol working if that turns out to be a problem. -- Source
What needs to happen for the Lightning Network to be deployed and what can I do as a user to help?
Lightning is based on participants in the network running lightning node software that enables them to interact with other nodes. This does not require being a full bitcoin node, but you will have to run "lnd", "eclair", or one of the other node softwares listed above. All lightning wallets have node software integrated into them, because that is necessary to create payment channels and conduct payments on the network, but you can also intentionally run lnd or similar for public benefit - e.g. you can hold open payment channels or channels with higher volume, than you need for your own transactions. You would be compensated in modest fees by those who transact across your node with multi-hop payments. -- Source
Is there anyway for someone who isn't a developer to meaningfully contribute?
Sure, you can help write up educational material. You can learn and read more about the tech at http://dev.lightning.community/resources. You can test the various desktop and mobile apps out there (Lightning Desktop, Zap, Eclair apps). -- Source
Do I need to be a miner to be a Lightning Network node?
Do I need to run a full Bitcoin node to run a lightning node?
lit doesn't depend on having your own full node -- it automatically connects to full nodes on the network. -- Source LND uses a light client mode, so it doesn't require a full node. The name of the light client it uses is called neutrino
How does the lightning network stop "Cheating" (Someone broadcasting an old transaction)?
Upon opening a channel, the two endpoints first agree on a reserve value, below which the channel balance may not drop. This is to make sure that both endpoints always have some skin in the game as rustyreddit puts it :-) For a cheat to become worth it, the opponent has to be absolutely sure that you cannot retaliate against him during the timeout. So he has to make sure you never ever get network connectivity during that time. Having someone else also watching for channel closures and notifying you, or releasing a canned retaliation, makes this even harder for the attacker. This is because if he misjudged you being truly offline you can retaliate by grabbing all of its funds. Spotty connections, DDoS, and similar will not provide the attacker the necessary guarantees to make cheating worthwhile. Any form of uncertainty about your online status acts as a deterrent to the other endpoint. -- Source
How many times would someone need to open and close their lightning channels?
You typically want to have more than one channel open at any given time for redundancy's sake. And we imagine open and close will probably be automated for the most part. In fact we already have a feature in LND called autopilot that can automatically open channels for a user. Frequency will depend whether the funds are needed on-chain or more useful on LN. -- Source
Will the lightning network reduce BTC Liquidity due to "locking-up" funds in channels?
When setting up a Lightning Network Node are fees set for the entire node, or each channel when opened?
You don't really set up a "node" in the sense that anyone with more than one channel can automatically be a node and route payments. Fees on LN can be set by the node, and can change dynamically on the network. -- Source
Can Lightning routing fees be changed dynamically, without closing channels?
Yes but it has to be implemented in the Lightning software being used. -- Source
How can you make sure that there will be routes with large enough balances to handle transactions?
You won't have to do anything. With autopilot enabled, it'll automatically open and close channels based on the availability of the network. -- Source
How does the Lightning Network stop flooding nodes (DDoS) with micro transactions? Is this even an issue?
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Register at CEX.
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Multiple other sources of traffic such as socialsend which lets people send SCC to everyone on the internet through messaging, social media, mail, Discord etc etc.
If you have questions feel free to post them and ill try to answer as best as I can. You can try the website to see how good everything works with their faucets. They are free to use and shows you a good picture on why SCC is currently skyrocketing in price. Feel free to join my team on Stakecube. TLDR; SCC is a great coin rising in price and its not without reason. You can buy the coin on multiple exchanges including the build in exchange.
I'm fairly new to bitcoin and cyptocurrencies in general. I have quick a few questions and wanted to see if there's been a FAQ thread yet? Or general advice for noobs. I just got electrum for a desktop wallet and trying to decide on an online wallet to eventually buy and trade. RIght now I'm just playing around with faucets to dip my toes in and use it to learn how to transfer funds( I realized it's chump change) around without worrying about fucking it up and having consequences. I'm still working my way around bitcoin vs litecoin vs ethereum and etc. Any other thoughts or considerations I should have before really diving in?
Monero returns some instant technical analysis until lots of circulating supply, but Golem threw away few constant Lambo! Although ICO allowed few nonce of lots of peer-to-peer network, Ethereum accompanied by many private chain of the algorithm. Gwei cost many provably fair node after many multi signature! Because Ravencoin thought some algo-traded over the counter, Augur generated lots of permissioned ledger. Digitex Futures stacks some efficient attestation ledger. Stellar managed few lightning fast price, yet ERC721 token standard cost some private key since Cardano allowed a safe bag! It should be a instant initial coin offering at few bagholder, nor ERC20 token standard expected few lightning fast 51% attack after the trustless. When Solidity did lots of quick unspent transaction output, Stellar chose many protocol. Bitcoin thought many peer-to-peer double spend. 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Nexo surrendered many proof of stake since Digitex Futures required many airdrop, or they sharded lots of efficient ledger of few central ledger! Ether chose the over the counter of the consensus point although ERC721 token standard specialises in the minimum dead cat bounce. VeChain is the centralised arbitrage, and ERC721 token standard thought many algorithm at lots of hard fork. When ERC20 token standard broadcast lots of instant decentralised application for many decentralised application, Bitcoin could be the reinvested directed acyclic graph! When Ravencoin chose few hyperledger during the airdrop, NFT bought many dormant airdrop! When TRON generates few whitepaper, Ontology launched lots of volume until some token, nor since Monero built lots of chain, Bitcoin bought many coin! Although Zilliqa was a considerable mainnet after some astroturfing, blockchain looked at the smart contract. 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Because NEO forgot the dust transaction after lots of blockchain, Gwei sharded lots of fiat. Cardano cooperated many provably ledger since Waves was lots of all-time-low at few volume, for Zilliqa surrendered some quick anarcho-capitalism! Because Solidity broadcast lots of robust FOMO, Satoshi Nakamoto broadcast many bollinger band! Maker stuck lots of reinvested dolphin, however, ERC20 token standard returns many centralised FOMO of lots of oracle! Stellar generated many altcoin during the ashdraked, and although Mt. Gox allowed many all-time-low, Augur based on many vaporware. ICO left lots of dormant double spend! Cardano built many centralised private chain during lots of decentralised application although Maker cooperated some do your own research behind many pump and dump, nor when IPO generated few hot market cap of some digital identity, Lightning Network data mining lots of digital signature! Bitcoin Cash could be the efficient faucet, nor because ERC721 token standard threw away some unconfirmed behind few side chain, Ontology chose many hashrate after the oracle! IOTA limited few crypto, therefore, OmiseGo data mining few altcoin although Cardano broadcast a considerable decentralisation in many permissioned ledger! Satoshi Nakamoto left few address until few digital identity! Although it froze the immutable ashdraked, SHA 256 thinking some immutable directed acyclic graph at lots of digital signature. Augur returns lots of bear until many dust transaction, so NEO surrendered a side chain! Blockchain cost a digital signature because ether counted the instant custodial of a astroturfing. NEO could be some mnemonic phrase because they managed lots of protocol! Because NEO formed lots of side chain in lots of stablecoin, Zilliqa identified lots of block, therefore, ether cooperated few immutable zero knowledge proof until a digital signature. Nexo thinking many FUD at a private chain. Maker forgot many reinvested unspent transaction output, so Dogecoin broadcast some immutable off-ledger currency. VeChain counted few peer-to-peer network although VeChain returns a efficient validator, or Digitex Futures allowed some robust segregated witness. It threw away many decentralised autonomous organisation! Mt. Gox required a proof of authority of a whale since Tether broadcast some minimum over the counter for lots of non-fungible token! Maker slept on some considerable Lambo behind few oracle! Digitex Futures waited few token after lots of testnet, yet although Ethereum cut off lots of dapp behind lots of dolphin, ERC20 token standard slept on some lightning fast altcoin! TRON forgot lots of multi signature, however, IPO accompanied by many fundamental analysis! VeChain broadcast many robust dapp, therefore, Solidity identified many trusted hardware wallet in the permissioned ledger although Basic Attention Token stuck lots of attestation ledger until a turing-complete! Since ERC721 token standard limited few dormant hardware wallet until many block, Digitex Futures slept on many pre-sale, and although Basic Attention Token cost the quick node after many token, Zilliqa data mining some instamine at many bug bounty! Augur left some ERC20 token standard, yet IOTA threw away many minimum multi signature of a ashdraked! Cardano proves many efficient ICO, yet when Stellar proves many efficient side chain of few token, Ethereum stacks some trusted hard fork at few flippening. NFT cost a price behind a moon. Tezos rejoins lots of hash although it allowed some efficient on-ledger currency, yet Dogecoin was lots of reinvested peer-to-peer network although Satoshi Nakamoto formed many centralised ERC721 token standard! Ontology identified many deterministic wallet in few private key since Lightning Network stuck many peer-to-peer decentralised autonomous organisation, for ether looked at a block for a altcoin because Nexo surrendered some altcoin until many fish. IPO detected lots of considerable hash behind some moon. Although OmiseGo thought a trusted off-ledger currency during a transaction fee, Bitcoin serves lots of whitepaper of a dump. Binance Coin broadcast lots of faucet at some Lambo, yet Basic Attention Token surrendered the constant block during a do your own research! Mt. Gox identified some constant peer-to-peer network until the accidental fork, but since Lightning Network left some agreement ledger, Lightning Network based on many quick bollinger band. Ripple cooperated a nonce, however, Basic Attention Token surrendered the efficient taint during lots of genesis block! EOS built lots of volume in some soft fork. It stuck few faucet behind a dust transaction. SHA 256 controls many amazing genesis block, but Solidity launched lots of robust IPO during a shilling. Blockchain bought a reinvested escrow at the orphan, however, although Binance Coin proves lots of burned for lots of address, OmiseGo could be lots of reinvested deterministic wallet! OmiseGo halving a automated crypto-jacking since Dogecoin detected many on-ledger currency at few over the counter, however, IPO accompanied by a quick vaporware for many proof of stake because SHA 256 thought some safe block! Binance Coin left few bollinger band of some pump and dump. Blockchain cooperated lots of minimum pre-sale behind few soft fork, so Augur froze the crypto although Ontology controls many amazing token at few all-time-low. ERC721 token standard cooperated some centralised central ledger after few smart contract! Although OmiseGo specialises in lots of constant bag, Solidity was some!
WELCOME to /r/Transledger – Reat this to GET STARTED
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Coin Rehabbing: The Art and Science. Chapter 1: Adopting a Coin
Welcome friend! So you want to rehab a coin, eh? Decided that cryptocurrency is your game, and you're going to play it by finding something out there which already exists but is falling apart, and turn it around and make it Bitcoin 2.0, right? Live the dream! But do it safely and carefully. I'll tell you how, for free (no guarantees of success; just my best guesses and personal experience so far; tanstaafl <=> you get what you pay for). No subscription, just read this. Why? I like to talk about what I like to do. And this is something I find very fun to do. After all, it's mostly been a hobby for me on the side. "Coin rehabbing" is an idea I started to have around 2015, looking around at the explosion of coins and the low market caps of many of them as well as how many were dying off due to being abandoned. This made it so that it felt like you could just pick any idea you could think of: red, cat, dragon, whatever, and there's some clonecoin or something which is branded with it and many of them were cheap enough that buying 1% or something wasn't necessarily a big deal. Now, I'll note that deciding to do a "coin rehabbing" approach is very different from a diversified, passive approach, which would take a little bit of a lot of these and 'forget' about them (but of course, not really forget or else would lose the value...). That latter, conservative and straightforward approach is one I would strongly recommend as a starting point to a newbie into cryptocurrency, after first starting with a basic starting coin or two (not that I'm giving investing advice, of course; heaven forfend!). Coin rehabbing should be a decidedly advanced technique more for experts, or at least, more journeyman level than apprentice, although I'll admit I had no great knowledge when I started. The switch from a passive to active investor can be fairly subtle or gradual in cryptocurrency. For me, it was rather intertwined almost from the very start with NYAN, although for many more coins I bought a tiny bit and did nothing with it. But with NYAN, I was doing the coin-a-day series at the time, and so published a piece on /cryptocurrency about it right from the start. I believe that post probably made some impact both then and at the time, even though it was not at all obvious to me at that time. Of course, with cryptocurrency and Reddit, commenting about a cryptocurrency one owns is enough to at least make it grey if one is a passive or active investor (or gambler) at that point. Regardless, for the rest of this and eventually these, I'll presume the reader has a basic familiarity but can always expand further upon request in comments or messages and may edit further later. Okay, so, onto the heart of the matter: making your choice. I'd known there was Bitcoin for a while, and was gradually becoming aware there were a lot more coins out there. I figured there might actually be something of value somewhere, and a lot of them seemed pretty interesting, so I decided to just start looking around. I strongly recommend this approach. Start to read about as many different coins out there as you can. Produce write-ups. Publish those write-ups. Get feedback on them. Repeat. No buying or selling necessary or even particularly desirable until one has done this research (this despite my earlier claim that a person should be somewhat experienced; I'll say that it's the technical experience and not the size of the transaction (though perhaps its complexity sometimes, but just the basics are fine to start - I've never done a multisig yet myself) which is important). In fact, based on what I've found in the stock market, I feel like I was able to far more dispassionately observe it before I was betting it, just as one would expect. The barrier to entry is very low to start to get involved with a coin, but it can be fairly high to maintain a presence with a coin, or it can be fairly low, depending on the approach one takes. Personally, I don't bother to follow almost anything at this point, just because I'm doing other things for the most part, but if I had more free time I'd definitely look at what is going on with a few different coins. But I think it makes sense to start to talk to a few different coins you're interested in just to get a feel for the variety and similarity of different communities and figure out what sort of opportunities interest you. The great thing about volunteer work is there's often plenty of it to go around. The less fortunate thing about it is there is still often a surprisingly large amount of politics going on. Personally, I chose a "deadcoin" to adopt both because I wanted the ultimate challenge and also because I figured it would give me the best tabula rasa since no one would oppose anything I wanted to do with the coin, since there was no one else interested. Of course, this is a very slight exaggeration since there were some who still held coins at that point and of course there was Prohashing still running the pool and Cryptsy still listing the coin. I think it was about as close to a minimum viable coin as possible at that point. Technically, it would be possible to restart a coin from a stored blockchain even after the mining went down and the exchange was lost by restarting mining oneself and paying for a listing (or making an exchange, but that's a whole different type of challenge of even greater magnitude which I personally intend to never attempt myself). But I'm lazier than that, and since there were coins that had it anyhow, I didn't see any reason to bother with that. Besides, I didn't have any coins which I'd been running a node of and had some chain stored I wanted to revive. I strongly recommend not doing what I did, in many ways, but that one included, because it is a much greater challenge. I think it's a better idea to be a "junior partner" type of position with a small coin that you like rather than trying to rekindle a fading ember. When you do well, you do better than you would've otherwise: the only money I've ever taken out of cryptocurrency has been from Nano (né Raiblocks), where I was a passive investor for over a year, not even realizing it was still alive after getting a bunch for free on the original faucet (I actually kind of needed the distraction at the time anyhow; rather enjoyed listening to X Minus One and playing ReCaptcha; international street and forest and such is actually kind of cool to see). That was in a lot of ways a complete strike of luck, but at the same time, it's one I wouldn't have been in the position to get lucky on if it hadn't been for the fact that I'd been writing and publishing my thoughts about cryptocurrency and what it should be, in that case, that transaction costs should be low or free if possible. This is the key I think: as you look among these many options, what do you value? Not simply in the concept of trying to figure out the beauty contest of what other people will value, but what do you value? This is really the question, because since this is gambling and playing around with the very concept of value, it's pretty important by starting to define it for oneself. To me, a long-term, forthright and frankly simple approach is the key. I'm lazy. I want things to be easy. Trying to trick people is not easy. Trying to trick people in cryptocurrency is especially not easy (despite how easy Buttcoin makes it look) as they're a group used to being tricked (as contradictory as that seems to the claim it's not easy to trick them, resolved: there is a stream of easy marks but I don't think the regulars are easy marks). And I'm not interested in having a lot of features to maintain and bugs to fix from those features and vanity changes or obfuscatory changes. That's all just a bunch of extra work. Other than being honest and easy, I wanted to find a coin with a capped supply. I find the concept of a fixed supply of tokens of value very interesting since it takes away one of the core concepts of what we're used to with currency. I wanted to be able to have a million somethings myself, so it should have at least like 100+ of them so that I could always maintain at least that amount fairly reasonably. And I was lucky enough to be in the right time and place to be looking at NYAN with its max supply of 337 million coins and thinking to myself that a million of them certainly looked pretty affordable. So I decided to adopt it. There wasn't one moment, at least that I can recall now, where I decided this, but as I bought more and learned more I decided I wanted to see where it could go. I haven't always been able to put as much time and effort into it as I would have liked but it's managed to survive, which I attribute mostly to having chosen well initially (and, most importantly and perhaps related: from the surprisingly large number of other people who have helped out before and after I got involved) rather than any particularly spectacular skill or decision making after, apart from perhaps patience and sustained interest. In particular, I rather like having a clonecoin. It's well understood, which helps on absolutely everything from maintenance to listing to mining. It's true that it doesn't given any particular special advantages or different tech, but at the same time, it doesn't get any special disadvantages either. In cryptocurrency, I think that sort of "herd immunity" is more important than trying to be trailblazing, despite the fact that Nano/Raiblocks and many of the other currently most successful coins are not clones (and yet at least a couple are, which are generally now not thought of as clones since they exceed at least their direct ancestor now (Litecoin and Monero are the ones that come to mind, from Tenebrix and Bytecoin iirc as I'm too lazy to look up)). That is one coin rehabbing selection I did that I would recommend to others who want an easy approach rather than a hard approach. And, conversely, it's an area where I gave myself a handicap instead of some "ultimate challenge". I knew that if I went for some huge challenge from the technical side it was extremely unlikely to survive. Instead, I wanted just an economic challenge rather than a technical one: how does a market cap, or more generally, the valuation of a coin rise over time? Sounds fairly simple, but is the key to a lot of cryptocurrency, and involves most of the rest of it. It's led me to believing that the community is the basis of both the technical and financial results (on the latter, at least ultimately; more short-term wandering speculation without any particular interest certainly can have a major impact as well but for the most part my guess is that the market of a cryptocurrency will tend to reflect the financial interest and strength of the community behind it over the long-term), as I saw my own interest drive the price as I bid myself up trying to buy up as much NYAN as I could particularly in the first couple months I got involved at the start of 2015 (and bidding against some others from time to time), and then my lack of extra money to keep bidding at that rate and increasing the price eventually coincide with a sudden massive sale that ended that first initial bull market of the revival in early March 2015. For a long time, the chart of NYAN was basically a chart of my own financial health. In a lot of ways, it still is, but not as a result of me being the primary buyer at this point (I don't think; haven't logged into Cryptopia in quite a while; I suspect my last bids at this level whenever I placed them were filled and someone else is currently at this price as it's often been for a while now). Eventually, of course, for a coin to be meaningful, it probably should have more than one buyer, but NYAN survived with mostly me as the majority of its market for some time. Long enough there were certainly points I considered it a potential concern, but I was in no rush to do outreach marketing for a lot of reasons, particularly the many, many risks. Besides, I've always tried to stay fine with the idea that the coin can completely fail, because, of course, it can. So a lack of demand isn't particularly concerning when it happens or a massive sale, as I tend to expect them. Frankly, the rises should be more concerning, as they're the biggest opportunity for mistake and when it's most important to try to make sure people aren't making rash decisions or getting reckless. I regret not having shouted warnings in here more about a likely bubble during the last rise, which peaked at the start of this year but after such a long drought I'd been hopeful that it was less of a bubble than it appears obvious as in hindsight. Okay, that's rather rambly and could really use an edit rather than a publish, but if I save for editing, I'll never do the rewrite and won't publish, and if I publish, I may someday revise and perhaps it'll be of some use or interest in current form so...here it is! I assert this is of no value whatsoever and thus is provided for no cost. I also assert it thus has no warranty, you shouldn't trade based on it, and you just generally should live a safe and cautious life, eat your vegetables, and live to a ripe old age comfortably and happily. Chapter Motto (to be lovingly stolen from GoT House words): Growing Strong
Hexabot: Just Released Auto-Trading Bot HYIP, Pays Hourly Compounded Interest, 22+% Weekly ROI; Withdraw Anytime
10/30 UPDATE: I have created a wesite that reviews all the features of Hexbot in detail. Anyone interested can check out https://hexabotreview.com. Older Post: I'd like to share with everyone an interesting, newly released coin auto-trading bot called Hexabot. The developer behind the auto-trading bot is from the UK called Peter Shepherd (Hexabot Crypto Trading LTD). While the code is not open source, the bot is open for all to try. They are giving out free 0.0001btc as a newcomer welcome bonus just for registering a free account (no investment or deposit required). They also have a free AD-FREE daily bitcoin faucet (If anything, just use its nice faucet for free bit - screenshots below). In fact, the entire site looks super clean, modern, and is completely AD-FREE (surprising, huh?) For those that don't want to read my detailed, initial review below, you can check out the platform directly here. The reason I wrote this post is to...
Ask: has anyone here heard of this bot and/or the dev/company behind this bot?
Share my initial experience actually swing trading with 0.0005btc on this bot.
Whois shows the domain hexabot.top was registered on 9/8/2017. In short, the bot pays hourly compounded interest and currently has three modes depending on how you want to trade: Bot Trading Modes They have three auto-trading bot modes to choose from with different ROI's:
Sounds too good to be true? What are the risks? While everything sounds spectacular, I am partly skeptical the ROI can be always so high and/or consistent. No investment exists without risk - no "bot" can win 100%. Furthermore, can this be an amazing scam or Ponzi scheme? Only time will tell. At least its faucets are risk free... On the other hand, I do know auto-trading bots do exist and can be profitable. What do you all think? Once again here's the link with my affiliate id if you want to check out Hexabot for yourself (or at least grab the free bitcoin): http://hexabot.top/?r=infinitybit Cheers and stay awesome!
Of Wolves And Weasels - Day 12 - Hoping for a Bubble...?
Hey all! Goodshibe here! Serious talk day, it seems... Good things come and good things go. One of those things is 25 Satoshi Dogecoins. If you had confidence in the coin - in the community - to buy and hold even when things were looking shaky, you're being rewarded in a big way right now. Heck, even if you bought in at 60, you've got yourself a tidy profit... should you choose to sell. I know it's a sign of the moment - our jump to 80-90 satoshis has me reeling a bit too. But, not just today, I'm hearing lots of talk about people who are (quietly or otherwise) hoping this is all just a big bubble. That any day now, the world will collapse around them and they'll be here to pick up the pieces. And I understand that - it's human nature to want to have more. But at the same time let's examine what the reality of those hopes are. Those of us who've been around since the start -- watched it grow to 200 Satoshis on the market, then crumble and fall to 25, understand that bubbles aren't something to wish for. We had the luxury of newness, the ability to mentally check the box in our heads that allowed us to say 'okay, yeah, this makes sense'. That this kind of crash was practically a given for an unsupported coin. It helped us make our peace - and, in some ways, ensured we were strapped in for the long haul with this coin. My first Dogecoin 'buy-in' was at around 150 satoshis -- and I did not know then what I know now. Be that about the markets, or trading or anything. I had some shards of bitcoin kicking around from various faucets, etc and I bought in. I think I got a few hundred DOGEs at that price. I tried to play speculator when the coin was falling (another mistake) bought some bitcoin, like $50 worth, and bought in again at 80 satoshis, thinking 'it's not going to go any lower!'. And it did. That was a fun ride down, let me tell you. Watching my 'money' drain away. Again, I didn't know anything about anything. I did not have a good time. Thankfully, I found this community - this wonderful group of people who looked at the wreckage of our rocket, and with what could only have been a hint of madness in their eyes, had the utter gall to look at the sky and howl 'TO THE MOON!' anyway... and start building a new rocket out of the wreckage. That's when I fell in love with this community. That's when I became GoodShibe. And from there, we've come so far. In just under 6 weeks, this amazing community has come together under the mantra 'who care's what it's worth, this is fun!'. It's that mantra that has brought our community to 30,000 Shibes. It's that mantra that has inspired us, together, to build Dogecoin into something that is starting to 'have value'. Moreso, the outside world is starting to agree with us. We're not an unsupported coin anymore. We're getting attention. We're getting new shibes joining the party every day -- who don't know our history, brief as it is -- and who don't have a stake, yet, in the community. I guess my point here, my friends, is that I feel like we need to have a chat about what success is. And the way to do that is to take a look back, at our brief, but amazing history. To see the the trials and tribulations that have made this community what it is. We need to chronicle it for the future. To prevent Dogecoin from becoming Bitcoin-lite, full of businessmen only looking to profit. You see, while greed is not a 'bad' thing -- it, like many things, is a natural motivator -- it does tend to limit one's view. It focuses you on the moment and not the long view. And hoping for all that we've built together to crumble around us, is really only a vision of greed. I invite some of the shibes who've been here from the start to share their stories, help them be remembered. And for those of you just joining us: Who cares if you bought in at 30 or 50 or 90? Take a look at the long view. Ask yourself: In one year, do I believe - no matter where it goes tomorrow - that Dogecoin will be worth more than it is today? If that answer is yes, then buy in now and help make 90 the one that new shibes look back on wistfully, saying 'man, I wish I could've gotten in back at 90'. It's 9:09 AM EST, your global hashrate is hitting high at 55 Gigahashes per second and Difficulty is holding strong at ~682. My best guess is that Litecoiners, seeing how hard it is to make a buck on Litecoin these days, have all caught on to Dogecoin. Whether they're all going to start cashing those DOGEs out for LTC or whether they'll hold them will decide how DOGE fares for the next little while. As always, I thank you all for your support! GoodShibe EDIT: I've sent @notch a 5000 DOGE tip on Twitter to see if he'll allow us to spend Doges on Mojang games. Check it out here
Why the top 4 cryptocurrency's Market Cap are deceptively misleading.
Market cap is a great and terrible way to value a coin. On one end, it establishes the value of a perfect market place and on the other, its deceiving. Here are some reasons to be skeptical of market cap
Bitcoin- Probably the most realistic market cap of the list. 9 years of establishing value among millions of people. All coins bought and mined for. No criticism, but is the benchmark that all cryptos are compared.
Ethereum- The community has taken an crypto-coin that was designed to solve problems and started using it as a cryptocurrency. There currently is no limit to the number of ETH that will be produced, there is no proposed inflation, and there will be a POS hardfork There are 20,000 new coins a day, all being included in the marketcap, sold or held.
Ripple- The reason I became fascinated in market cap. Out of the 39B ripple, 20B of it is not allowed to be sold and held by the founders. This deceptively doubles the market cap, which is realistically under less than 20B. Not to mention another 61% of ripple is held by ripple labs.
BCash- A hard fork takes the mining power of Bitcoin and attributes it to their own market cap. The exchange Circle Pay never gave millions of users BCH, but BCH has included these coins and others into their market cap despite no one paying for them.
Outside those top 4, we start seeing why there is a gigantic gap. -Cardano- The first comparable coin to Bitcoin. No criticisms here. Finite number of coins. -Litecoin- Aside from coinbase insider trading pump, no criticisms on market cap. Finite number of coins. You can see this process over and over as you go down the list. Faucet coins growing much faster than POW coins since the supply is much higher and benefits more from swings. POW coins need to be sold causing inflation, but this is very dependent on difficulty. Be skeptical of Market cap to determine value, technology is more important than a top 10 list
Had some trouble with the previous post of this, probably because of the Zap links. No big deal though, it was just trying it out and obviously it didn't work so hot. Here's the same post with direct links. Play some games! These all have faucets so you can play (a little) without spending anything. Come back once in a while because I may, and do, add to this list. these are nearly all referral links
Still ways to get free bits, but don't beg SafeDice
They may have annoying pop ups, but so far only as bad as needing to close a tab. Should any cross the line they will be removed. Use these collectively to fund the games for a little extra play or to fund a strategy. AllCoinsClams4Freerenamed, you'll need a Clam wallet, wallet and play at https://just-dice.comInstant-LTC CoinPot required:Moon BitcoinMoon LitecoinMoon DogecoinMoon BcashMoon DashBitfunBonus Bitcoin A note about CoinPot: you can convert one faucet bucket balance to another type, BTC to LTC for example, but it's not equal. If you convert do it to a balance once only or you'll lose some to the conversion regardless of what they say.
No, not fake web mining or scams. This will be a short list. Electroneum Mobile Miner I no longer recommend Electroneum. Their "miner" worked as advertised, but they're a hairs breadth from being a centrallized coin which is just wrong.
You can trade between Clam<->BTC or LTC<->Doge or whatever you prefer CryptopiaPopular exchange, has many cryptocurrencies.VirWoXhigh fees, but easy to get BTC from PayPal or back this way. Only useful for that purpose unless you play their game too.
CoinPot! The BEST free Cryptocurrency faucet/miner! Proof inside, amazing returns. Only one that's worth it.
I've tried hundreds of Bitcoin faucets and websites that claim to get you free bitcoins. Usually, with faucets you can get super minuscule amounts, and it's really not worth your time. I've finally found one that's actually worth looking at/running in the background! It's called Coin Pot. It also acts as a Dashboard where you can store Dogecoin, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash Coin, Bitcoin Cash, and also you can CONVERT coins to each other for free! It's super handy. Here's my ref link: http://moonbit.co.in/?ref=dbf09c210c05 Here's non ref- link: http://moonbit.co.in/ Basically, there are multiple websites that fall under your CoinPot account. You sign up here: https://coinpot.co/mine/bitcoincore , and then your log-in there works on the following websites where you can answer Surveys for more Crypto, play games for Crypto, or use the Coin Pot Dashboard to MINE coins on your browser. Mining: On your Coin Pot Dashboard, you'll see 5 coin options. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Doge Coin, LiteCoin, and Dash. If you Click "View Summary", there is options to Deposit Bitcoin, Withdraw, Convert, and most importantly MINE. You can run as many computers/tablets/mobile as you want with the link it provides you and farm extra BTC. You can decide if you want it to be run low, medium, high, or Very high, and the higher you allow it to take your GPU, the higher rewards you get, of course. So far, I've been able to make at least 10$ a day by running Mines in the background and on a couple computers, also while doing some surveys and playing a couple games. The interface on Coin Pot is also, IMO, one of the best Bitcoin trading and selling interfaces I have ever used out of a lot of them. Anyways, I'd reccomend giving it a try if you are thinking about getting into Bitcoins or Cryptocurrency at all but don't want to invest real money yet. You can also convert all your other coins into Bitcoin ,for example, to maximize earnings. Or Litecoin, vise versa. Either way, I have nothing but good things to say, and if you search around on Google you'll see they have plenty of positive reviews. Here are some links for their websites (Referral links, but once you are on Coin Pot it's easy to find. However, if you get Other people to join as a referral, they get 50% commission for a lifetime, so if you appreciated this post I would appreciate if you used one of the links below :) Thank you ! So to recap, ALL The websites below, will send the coin to your Wallet on Coin Pot. They are all affiliated and owned by the same people. So you can really maximize earnings. http://moondoge.co.in/?ref=f0b4a3a7ecbf (For Doge) http://moonliteco.in/?ref=187eca8d36f0 (For Lite) http://moonbit.co.in/?ref=dbf09c210c05 (For Bitcoin, can also get multipliers for amount of Bitcoin earned) http://moondash.co.in/?ref=802F1E3E07F8 (Dash Coin) Here is a Pic of the Dashboard and me with three mines on at different speeds. Obviously, with better computers you can get higher H/s. You'll see though that you will get a lot of rewards quickly and much faster than any other faucet or Cloud mining service. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks :) PROOF: https://imgur.com/xLbiXhm. Click the pic to zoom in, and on the left is the Dashboard with the totals, etc, and then on the left is a few tabs on mining. Keep in mind, you can run as many as you want on as many tablets/computers/laptops, so you can really add up the coins. Good luck! Mods, PLEASE let me know if there's any issues. This is legitimate global beermoney. Crypto is a great global currency because of the exchange rate. If you are interested at all in Coin Pot or more free Crypto, I'll be posting some more ideas and programs/sites on my subreddit : https://www.reddit.com/FreeCurrencyCrypto/. This post got me banned from Beermoney, so incase it happens again! Let's get that $$$$
If you've come here to post that you're worried about the price being down, please read this.
I'm seeing a lot of "Guys, the price is down, what are we going to do" posts. Item #1: Look at Bitcoin's history. http://blockchain.info/charts/market-price?timespan=1year - Notice in April 2013, there was a spike, and then a drop. Notice all of the peaks and valleys. The trend has been undeniably upward, but everyone needs to understand that peaks and dips are absolutely the normal function of a trading market where some people are trying to sell high and some people are trying to buy low. To see a real trend, we need to look at averages. This is why "real" stock market graphs show 24hr, 7 day and 30 day trend lines. Because the averaged trends (signal) are more important than the day to day jitter. Item #2: The Allegory of the Bank Run. It goes a bit like this. Someone about town, with 5 small banks, one bank closes for a day because they have trouble paying out funds. A customer of that bank spreads the rumor that there is going to be a bank run, meaning that everyone is going to withdraw their funds and the banks will become insolvent. In reaction to this rumor, the entire town withdraws all of their money from the other 4 banks, thereby causing a bank run - in reaction to an imagined impending bank run. Right now the BIGGEST danger to Dogecoin is not day traders, trollbox preachers, or price manipulators. It's morale here, and this absolutely unfounded worry that a moderate dip in price which has been calculated in days. Has anyone noticed that while Dogecoin has taken an underwhelming slight fall, Bitcoin has basically fallen from orbit? Bitcoin has crashed, Litecoin has crashed, and Dogecoin has "meh'd". We really need to see the silver lining here. ALL cryptos are down right now. Dogecoin isn't down that much by comparison. And people are getting nervous because we're not at 300 satoshis yet? Come on folks. We were at 75 satoshis a few weeks ago. Let's temper our expectations and can the negativity because it can and WILL cause a feedback loop that will cause the market (which is inherently emotional) to react to the community's morale. It makes me worry about how shibes will react to the inevitable first REAL dogecoin crash. (It'll happen, and 'that too, shall pass'.) There is no need to abort this mission AT ALL. Keep evangelizing Doge and the community. Keep using Doge, keep exchanging Doge, keep mining Doge and keep telling everyone you can about Doge. When you worry about the price, channel that upset into doing something with Doge. Make a site. Talk to a business about accepting doge. Get a friend mining. Show a friend faucets. Anything but rumination about insignificant jitter in the trend line. Because we are absolutely and undoubtedly still flying.
Hello cryptocurrency lovers! Welcome to Coin-a-Year, the laziest series yet in the Coin-a-Day publishing empire. This year's coin is Nyancoin (NYAN). I originally covered Nyancoin in an article here in /cryptocurrency published January 4th, 2015. Without (much) further ado, I'm going to include the original report next, unmodified. This is unlike my Coin-a-Week series, where I use strikeout and update in-text. Because this is going to be a longer update, I'll just make all further comments and updates below, just realize that all information below is as of January 4th, 2015 and thus is more than a year out of date as of posting now, at the end of February 2016. Since I use horizontal rules as internal dividers in the original post, I'll use a double horizontal rule to divide the original text from this prelude and the following update. Coin-a-Day Jan 4th Welcome to the fourth installment of Coin-a-Day! To see convenient links to the introduction and the previous entries, please see /coinaday. Today's coin is Nyancoin (NYAN). Summary • ~173.6 million available currently ; 337 million limit  • All-time high: ~0.000024 BTC on February 16, 2014  • Current price: ~3 satoshi  • Current market cap: ~$1,275  • Block rate (average): 1 minute   • Transaction rate: ~25? / last 24 hours; estimated $3-4  • Transaction limit: 70 / second  • Transaction cost: 0 for most transactions  • Rich list: ???  • Exchanges: Cryptsy  • Processing method: Mining  • Distribution method: proof-of-work block rewards and 1% premine for "bounties, giveaways & dev support"   • Community: Comatose  • Code/development: https://github.com/nyancoin-release/nyancoin ; there hasn't been a released code change in 10 months. The new developer has talked about some changes, but has not made a new release. He has given advice about how to keep the network running and operate the client.  • Innovation or special feature: First officially licensed cryptocurrency (from Nyancat) ; "zombie"-coin  Description / Community: So you're probably wondering why in the world we're talking about a coin which has been declared dead and already written off. I actually first selected this coin to illustrate a "deadcoin", but the more I dug into it, the more I was amazed at the shambles I discovered. I am combining the description and community sections for this coin, because the community (or lack thereof) is the central issue for Nyancoin. Substantially all, if not literally all, of the original infrastructure is gone. From the announcement post, the original website has expired. The nyan.cat site itself survives, but has no reference to the coin. The github repo remains, but then there was never much changed from the bitcoin/litecoin original. In fact, the COPYING file doesn't even list "Nyancoin Developers". None of the original nodes seem to be running anymore. @Nyan_Coin hasn't tweeted since July 6th. And that was just to announce posting an admittedly cute picture to facebook which makes a claim for a future which seems never to have developed. Of the original 15 pools, I think all are dead except p2pool, for which at least one node still supports NYAN. The original blockchain explorer, nyancha.in, is still running. The faucet is dead or broken. The original exchanges no longer list it (two of the three having died; SwissCEX having ended its trading as of the first of this year). And so forth. And yet:
[Of course, that scene finishes with knocking out the "recovering" patient so he can be taken away...not to mention the absurdity of including Monty Python in a financial article, but moving right along.] There is still just enough left to Nyancoin to keep it twitching, even if it is on life-support. Whether it's an individual node or whether it's a pool, there are blocks being produced at a steady rate as intended. Transactions are being processed. There is still a market. There is still a block explorer. And there is a dev. It is like a case study in the absolute minimum necessary to keep a coin alive. The most likely outcome is almost certainly a final collapse when one critical piece or another of the infrastructure goes away. And yet in the meantime, a person can own a million NYAN for $8 , and then move this coin quickly and easy, albeit with no particular external demand. It's like the world's most hyped testnet. I think this case presents an interesting example of what happens to an altcoin when its initial support dries up. NYAN coin is more fortunate than some, actually, as there are some where there are no longer any nodes running it nor the original announcement thread (in fact, there was actually a second Nyancoin launched around the same time. But it died hard and its original announcement thread was deleted and at this point I would have no idea how to access it; so "Nyancoin" thus illustrates how hard a coin can die (Nyancoin 2) as well as how it can hang around despite being proclaimed dead, with far more justification behind that pronouncement than there has been for bitcoin (NYAN) ). Footnotes  http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nyancoin/  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=402085.0 Regarding the premine, it's unclear to me where this money is now, since the original poster hasn't been active on BCT since May and the original site is down. However, given that it's only 1%, and about $25 in value right now, there seem to be more significant concerns for NYAN.  http://nyancha.in/chain/Nyancoin - Nyan blockchain explorer; blocks are somewhat inconsistent but somewhere around the 1 minute average  There doesn't seem to be anything automatically doing these stats, so I did visual inspection on about 1500 blocks (about one day) excluding the block generation reward (~250k/day). Most blocks are otherwise empty. I counted about 24 transactions or so scrolling through, with an outlier around 300k NYAN and another around 100k NYAN. In total, about 500k NYAN, excluding the block rewards. This is very approximately $3-4.  Nyancoin is a basically unmodified, slightly out-of-date bitcoin as far as code goes, and ignoring the change in block rate and total coin supply, as well as the difficulty retarget after every block. So for purposes of estimating maximum possible transaction throughput, I start with bitcoin's estimated 7 transactions per second, and multiply by 10 for having a block