Re: [Bitcoin-development] Payment Protocol Proposal: Invoices/Payments/Receipts

2012-12-16 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 3 December 2012 20:35, Mike Koss m...@coinlab.com wrote: The thing that bugged me most about the original spec was the sole reliance on X.509 - glad to see you've made that optional. I think many people will balk at deferring our identity trust to the existing CA's. I think it's a fine

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Payment Protocol Proposal: Invoices/Payments/Receipts

2012-12-17 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 17 December 2012 03:18, Jeff Garzik jgar...@exmulti.com wrote: On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 December 2012 20:35, Mike Koss m...@coinlab.com wrote: It would also be really nice to migrate to textual representations of data

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Payment Protocol Proposal: Invoices/Payments/Receipts

2012-12-17 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 17 December 2012 10:19, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: Can we please drop the binary vs text issue? We have been around it millions of times already. There are no compelling arguments to use text here and several obvious problems with it. If you think you've found a good argument to use

[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin meets the Semantic Web....

2013-04-01 Thread Melvin Carvalho
I'm working on porting crypto currencies to the semantic web. The advantages of this is that pages can then become machine readable on the web allowing new types of innovation and spreading bitcoin information to a wider audience. The first step that needs to be done is to create a vocabulary

[Bitcoin-development] bitcoin pull requests

2013-04-01 Thread Melvin Carvalho
I was just looking at: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4571.0 I'm just curious if there is a possible attack vector here based on the fact that git uses the relatively week SHA1 Could a seemingly innocuous pull request generate another file with a backdoor/nonce combination that slips

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin pull requests

2013-04-01 Thread Melvin Carvalho
to cause problems in the chain by e.g. constantly splitting it. OK, maybe im being *way* too paranoid here ... but what if someone had access to github, could they replace one file with one they had prepared at some point? On 1 April 2013 03:26, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote: I

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin pull requests

2013-04-01 Thread Melvin Carvalho
talking about a million terrahashes = 2^60 right? With the block chain, you only have a 10 minute window, but with source code you have a longer time to prepare. Couldnt this be done with an ASIC in about a week? Will On 1 April 2013 23:52, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote

[Bitcoin-development] A mining pool at 46%

2013-04-05 Thread Melvin Carvalho
There was some chat on IRC about a mining pool reaching 46% http://blockchain.info/pools What's the risk of a 51% attack. I suggested that the pool itself is decentralized so you could not launch one On IRC people were saying that the pool owner gets to choose what goes in the block Surely

[Bitcoin-development] Web Payments with PaySwarm: Identity (part 1 of 3)

2013-04-16 Thread Melvin Carvalho
FYI: this is worth a read for anyone interested in the payment ecosystem on the WWW ... it's about 5 years of work, and there's a even hope to integrate bitccoin too ... https://hacks.mozilla.org/2013/04/web-payments-with-payswarm-identity-part-1-of-3/ I've cc'd Manu in case anyone here has any

[Bitcoin-development] Sending Bitcoins using RSA keys

2013-04-24 Thread Melvin Carvalho
So there's a slight world divide in digital payments with bitcoin using ECDSA and GPG, payswarm / webid etc using largely RSA Here's how to bring the two worlds together and enable bitcoins be sent over webid or payswarm Problem: Alice and Bob have RSA key pairs, but no public bitcoin

Re: [Bitcoin-development] BIP21 bitcoin URIs and HTML5

2013-04-24 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 24 April 2013 09:42, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: HTML5 allows web apps to register themselves for handling URI schemes, such as the bitcoin: URI that is already in use and being extended as part of the payment protocol. The bad news is that for security reasons there is a whitelist

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Sending Bitcoins using RSA keys

2013-04-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
, Melvin Carvalho wrote: So there's a slight world divide in digital payments with bitcoin using ECDSA and GPG, payswarm / webid etc using largely RSA Here's how to bring the two worlds together and enable bitcoins be sent over webid or payswarm Problem: Alice and Bob have RSA key pairs

[Bitcoin-development] WebCryto standard to support secp256r1 but not secp256k1

2013-05-07 Thread Melvin Carvalho
Looking at the proposed native crypto browser support (should arrive in the next year) http://www.w3.org/TR/WebCryptoAPI/#EcKeyGenParams-dictionary We see: enum NamedCurve { // NIST recommended curve P-256, also known as secp256r1. P-256, // NIST recommended curve P-384, also known as

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin2013 Speakers: Include your PGP fingerprint in your slides

2013-05-14 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 14 May 2013 20:41, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: report: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=205349.0 Every talk will be widely witnessed and videotaped so we can get some reasonably good security by simply putting out PGP fingerprints in our slides. Yeah, some fancy attacker

Re: [Bitcoin-development] 2BTC reward for making probabalistic double-spending via conflicting transactions easy

2013-05-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 15 May 2013 13:38, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: Now that I have the replace-by-fee reward, I might as well spread the wealth a bit. So for all this discussion about replace-by-fee and the supposed security of zero-conf transactions, no-one seems to think much about how in

Re: [Bitcoin-development] UUID to identify chains (payment protocol and elsewhere)

2013-05-22 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 21 May 2013 01:59, Mark Friedenbach m...@monetize.io wrote: At the developer round-table it was asked if the payment protocol would alt-chains, and Gavin noted that it has a UTF-8 encoded string identifying the network (main or test). As someone with two proposals in the works which also

Re: [Bitcoin-development] UUID to identify chains (payment protocol and elsewhere)

2013-05-22 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 22 May 2013 16:07, Jeff Garzik jgar...@exmulti.com wrote: On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 6:27 AM, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote: Some out of band algo/hash could work so long as there was a one to one relationship between the described object and the UUID. In this case

Re: [Bitcoin-development] WebCryto standard to support secp256r1 but not secp256k1

2013-05-29 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 7 May 2013 12:18, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote: Looking at the proposed native crypto browser support (should arrive in the next year) http://www.w3.org/TR/WebCryptoAPI/#EcKeyGenParams-dictionary We see: enum NamedCurve { // NIST recommended curve P-256, also known

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: soft-fork to make anyone-can-spend outputs unspendable for 100 blocks

2013-06-03 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 1 June 2013 21:30, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: Currently the most compact way (proof-size) to sacrifice Bitcoins that does not involve making them unspendable is to create a anyone-can-spend output as the last txout in the coinbase of a block: scriptPubKey: data OP_TRUE The

[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: Creating a Currency for the (Read / Write) Web

2013-06-05 Thread Melvin Carvalho
FYI: I think this may be a possible blue print for a web version of bitcoin+ripple combined. -- Forwarded message -- From: Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com Date: 5 June 2013 18:50 Subject: Creating a Currency for the (Read / Write) Web To: public-rww public-...@w3.org

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revocability with known trusted escrow services?

2013-06-05 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 6 June 2013 02:19, Peter Vessenes pe...@coinlab.com wrote: So, this http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/the-last-straw-for-bitcoin-1059608-1.html?pg=1 article got posted today, noting that FinCEN thinks irrevocable payments are money laundering tools. It's great that this article

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: soft-fork to make anyone-can-spend outputs unspendable for 100 blocks

2013-06-06 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 6 June 2013 21:59, Andreas M. Antonopoulos andr...@rooteleven.comwrote: Is there any consideration given to the fact that bitcoin can operate as a platform for many other services, if it is able to be neutral to payload, as long as the fee is paid for the transaction size? Unless I have

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: soft-fork to make anyone-can-spend outputs unspendable for 100 blocks

2013-06-06 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 6 June 2013 23:48, Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org wrote: On Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:16:40 PM Andreas M. Antonopoulos wrote: This doesn't work like you might think: first of all, the fees today are greatly subsidized - the actual cost to store data in the blockchain is much higher than

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revocability with known trusted escrow services?

2013-06-06 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 6 June 2013 02:19, Peter Vessenes pe...@coinlab.com wrote: So, this http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/the-last-straw-for-bitcoin-1059608-1.html?pg=1 article got posted today, noting that FinCEN thinks irrevocable payments are money laundering tools. I will hold my thoughts about

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: Vote on the blocksize limit with proof-of-stake voting

2013-06-10 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 10 June 2013 06:09, John Dillon john.dillon...@googlemail.com wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 It has been suggested that we leave the decision of what the blocksize to be entirely up to miners. However this leaves a parameter that affects every Bitcoin participant

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Decentralizing mining

2013-06-10 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 10 June 2013 23:09, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: So here's the parts that need to be done for step #1: # Protocol Work Basic idea is the miner makes two connections, their pool, and a local bitcoind. They always (usually?) work on the subset of transactions common to both the

[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin addresses -- opaque or not

2013-06-11 Thread Melvin Carvalho
There was some confusion on IRC as to whether bitcoin addresses are opaque or not. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Address For the sake of argument let's say that opaque means that you can tell nothing about the address by examining the characters. My understanding was that they are NOT opaque, and

[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: The pay it forward approach to crypto currencies

2013-06-12 Thread Melvin Carvalho
FYI: some musings on how crypto currencies might be combined with social good ... -- Forwarded message -- From: Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com Date: 12 June 2013 19:39 Subject: The pay it forward approach to crypto currencies To: building-a-distributed-decentralized

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin addresses -- opaque or not

2013-06-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 11 June 2013 17:29, Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org wrote: On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:11:33 PM Melvin Carvalho wrote: For the sake of argument let's say that opaque means that you can tell nothing about the address by examining the characters. This is true or false based on CONTEXT

Re: [Bitcoin-development] is there a way to do bitcoin-staging?

2013-06-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 19 May 2013 15:23, Adam Back a...@cypherspace.org wrote: Is there a way to experiment with new features - eg committed coins - that doesnt involve an altcoin in the conventional sense, and also doesnt impose a big testing burden on bitcoin main which is a security and testing risk? eg

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Optional wallet-linkable address format - Payment Protocol

2013-06-19 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 18 June 2013 05:48, Alan Reiner etothe...@gmail.com wrote: *Goal*: An alternative address format made possible by BIP 32, which allows one to specify a Wallet ID and One-time payment code, instead of the standard one-use Base58-Hash160 addresses. This allows parties with a persistent

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin addresses -- opaque or not

2013-06-22 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 11 June 2013 17:29, Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org wrote: On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:11:33 PM Melvin Carvalho wrote: For the sake of argument let's say that opaque means that you can tell nothing about the address by examining the characters. This is true or false based on CONTEXT

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: Vote on the blocksize limit with proof-of-stake voting

2013-06-22 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 10 June 2013 06:09, John Dillon john.dillon...@googlemail.com wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 It has been suggested that we leave the decision of what the blocksize to be entirely up to miners. However this leaves a parameter that affects every Bitcoin participant

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Payment Protocol: BIP 70, 71, 72

2013-07-31 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 31 July 2013 13:33, Gavin Andresen gavinandre...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Roy Badami r...@gnomon.org.uk wrote: Is it envisaged to be possible/sensible to have a URI that is *only* a payment request? i.e. something like the following (although I'm not sure

[Bitcoin-development] Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse

2013-08-04 Thread Melvin Carvalho
A great presentation on advances in crypto http://www.slideshare.net/astamos/bh-slides -- Get your SQL database under version control now! Version control is standard for application code, but databases havent caught up.

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Idea for new payment protocol PKI

2013-08-09 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 9 August 2013 14:08, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: Bitcoin sought to reduce dependence on trusted third parties, where as, persona is increasing the reach of trusted third parties. The keys and passwords are stored on mozilla's servers, sometimes on your email providers. Persona, is

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Idea for new payment protocol PKI

2013-08-09 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 9 August 2013 13:59, Wendell w...@grabhive.com wrote: We have been discussing something like this over here too, as well as exploring more esoteric blockchain+signature-based SSO implementations as discussed by John Light and others. I've been using SSO for years using an X.509 private

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Gavin's post-0.9 TODO list...

2013-08-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 16 August 2013 03:00, Gavin Andresen gavinandre...@gmail.com wrote: Mike asked what non-0.9 code I'm working on; the three things on the top of my list are: 1) Smarter fee handling on the client side, instead of hard-coded fees. I was busy today generating scatter-plots and histograms of

[Bitcoin-development] smart contracts -- possible use case? yes or no?

2013-09-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
We all love bitcoin's ability to transfer value in real time across borders. But the regulatory environment in many geographical regions in uncertain. Do we need to pay capital gains? Do we need to pay a sales taxs etc. etc. At this point bitcoin is small enough for this to not be a huge

Re: [Bitcoin-development] smart contracts -- possible use case? yes or no?

2013-09-29 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 29 September 2013 10:32, Gavin Andresen gavinandre...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Neil Fincham n...@asdf.co.nz wrote: I subscribe to this list so I can keep up-to date with bitcoin development, can we keep philosophy and tax evasion out of it? Yes, that's

Re: [Bitcoin-development] smart contracts -- possible use case? yes or no?

2013-09-29 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 29 September 2013 04:28, Neil Fincham n...@asdf.co.nz wrote: I subscribe to this list so I can keep up-to date with bitcoin development, can we keep philosophy and tax evasion out of it? Hi Neil, perhaps I didnt present the use case clearly. It was not about evasion, it was about

[Bitcoin-development] Core Development Update #5

2013-10-24 Thread Melvin Carvalho
https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/?p=290 Very excited about this, particularly the 80 bytes embeddable message. I do believe satoshi mentioned he wanted to add short messages, at some point. Great work Gavin all! --

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Message Signing based authentication

2013-11-02 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 2 November 2013 17:26, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: Guys, identity systems for the web are off-topic for this list. Other than the anonymous passports/SINs/fidelity bond ideas, Bitcoin doesn't have any relevance to it. On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Hannu Kotipalo

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Message Signing based authentication

2013-11-05 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 2 November 2013 22:57, slush sl...@centrum.cz wrote: Glad to see that there are more and more people wanting to replace passwords with digital signatures. Although such method has been already used on other websites like Eligius or bitcoin-otc, I dont think theres any standard way to

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Message Signing based authentication

2013-11-05 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 2 November 2013 22:14, Johnathan Corgan johnat...@corganlabs.com wrote: On 11/01/2013 10:01 PM, bitcoingr...@gmx.com wrote: Server provides a token for the client to sign. Anyone else concerned about signing an arbitrary string? Could be a hash of $EVIL_DOCUMENT, no? I'd want to XOR

[Bitcoin-development] moving the default display to mbtc

2013-11-14 Thread Melvin Carvalho
Rationale === Given the recent rise in value there seems to be anecdotal evidence that 1 bitcoin being so high is putting off a lot of normal buyers, because they feel that putting down $400+ and only getting 1 coin, or having to buy in multiples of 1 whole coin, is too much.. only after it

Re: [Bitcoin-development] moving the default display to mbtc

2013-11-14 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 15 November 2013 01:37, Daniel F nanot...@gmail.com wrote: This is a decentralized currency, and we should avoid centralizing decisions. This is something that impacts the community at large, and deserves input and discussion at every level. I would suggest posting on all possible

Re: [Bitcoin-development] is there a way to do bitcoin-staging?

2013-11-21 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 14 October 2013 20:08, Adam Back a...@cypherspace.org wrote: Coming back to the staging idea, maybe this is a realistic model that could work. The objective being to provide a way for bitcoin to move to a live beta and stable being worked on in parallel like fedora vs RHEL or odd/even

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Message Signing based authentication

2013-12-06 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 6 November 2013 07:41, slush sl...@centrum.cz wrote: But where are the private keys stored? Crypto in the browser with help, but although they will expose ECC via the NSS, I dont think bitcoin's particular curve will be supported, because it's not NIST approved. If the use case was

[Bitcoin-development] Web Crypto -- Named Curve Dictionary (adding secp256k1)

2013-12-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
Harry and David suggested I send a message to this group. I was wondering if the crypto group may consider adding support for *secp256k1* in the browser Named Curve dictionary. http://www.w3.org/TR/WebCryptoAPI/#EcKeyGenParams-dictionary enum NamedCurve { // NIST recommended curve P-256, also

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Testnet block explorer

2013-12-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 27 December 2013 19:08, Mike Belshe m...@belshe.com wrote: Great! There is another one at http://testnet.btclook.com/ which provides a different view as well. And another at: http://test.webbtc.com/http://test.webbtc.com/address/myTPjxggahXyAzuMcYp5JTkbybANyLsYBW Testnet does not

Re: [Bitcoin-development] BIP: register with IANA for bitcoin/cryptocoin port numbers

2014-01-02 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 3 January 2014 06:22, Troy Benjegerdes ho...@hozed.org wrote: I believe this is self-explainatory: 1) Bitcoin usually runs on port 8333. Why? 2) Bitcoin does not show in up http://www.iana.org/assignments/service-names-port-numbers/service-names-port-numbers.xhtml.. why? 3) What

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Testnet block explorer

2014-02-16 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 27 December 2013 19:05, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: For a long time the only block explorer for testnet has been the original blockexplorer.com, which is unfortunately often broken / behind / slow and not really maintained any more. There is now a new one, here:

Re: [Bitcoin-development] moving the default display to mbtc

2014-03-13 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 13 March 2014 16:50, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: Such hand-wavy, data-free logic is precisely why community coordination is preferred to random apps making random decisions in this manner. That ship sailed

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin for W3C Payments Workshop, March 24-25

2014-03-19 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 20 March 2014 02:41, Odinn Cyberguerrilla odinn.cyberguerri...@riseup.net wrote: I wish to state that I fundamentally disagree with this proposal of use cases for W3C payments workshop. Please read my following explanation and then do what you will: At one time I was invited to join the

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Warning message when running wallet in Windows XP (or drop support?)

2014-04-16 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 16 April 2014 10:14, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Today I noticed that even my bank is warning people to not do internet banking with Windows XP. If it is no longer secure enough for online banking it's CERTAINLY not secure enough to run a wallet (for a node only it would be

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal for extra nonce in block header

2014-04-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 27 April 2014 09:07, Timo Hanke timo.ha...@web.de wrote: I'd like to put the following draft of a BIP up for discussion. Timo # Abstract There are incentives for miners to find cheap, non-standard ways to generate new work, which are not necessarily in the best interest of the

[Bitcoin-development] Mining Hashrate Caps

2014-07-17 Thread Melvin Carvalho
I noticed this article today. GHash Commits to 40% Hashrate Cap at Bitcoin Mining Summit http://www.coindesk.com/ghash-commits-40-hashrate-cap-bitcoin-mining-summit/ Here's a quote from Satoshi when the mining arms race began: We should have a gentleman’s agreement to postpone the GPU arms

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Does anyone have anything at all signed by Satoshi's PGP key?

2014-09-15 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 15 September 2014 09:23, Thomas Zander tho...@thomaszander.se wrote: On Sunday 14. September 2014 08.28.27 Peter Todd wrote: Do we have any evidence Satoshi ever even had access to that key? Did he ever use PGP at all for anything? Any and all PGP related howtos will tell you that you

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [ann] Bitcoin Core 0.9.3 has been released

2014-09-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 27 September 2014 15:56, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: Bitcoin Core version 0.9.3 is now available from: https://bitcoin.org/bin/0.9.3/ This is a new minor version release, bringing only bug fixes and updated translations. Upgrading to this release is recommended. Please report

Re: [Bitcoin-development] death by halving

2014-10-25 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 25 October 2014 21:53, Alex Mizrahi alex.mizr...@gmail.com wrote: We had a halving, and it was a non-event. Is there some reason to believe next time will be different? Yes. When the market is rapidly growing, margins can be relatively high because of limited amounts of capital being

Re: [Bitcoin-development] death by halving

2014-10-25 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 26 October 2014 00:10, Ross Nicoll j...@jrn.me.uk wrote: I'd suggest looking at how Dogecoin's mining schedule has worked out, for how halvings tend to actually affect the market. Part of Dogecoin's design was that it would halve very quickly (around every 75 days, in fact), so it's

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin Core 0.10 release schedule

2014-10-27 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 27 October 2014 08:49, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Melvin Carvalho melvincarva...@gmail.com wrote: Firstly, apologies in coming in late to the conversation. As I am also working on a REST API for electronic coins. Some questions: 1

Re: [Bitcoin-development] side-chains 2-way pegging (Re: is there a way to do bitcoin-staging?)

2014-10-31 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 22 October 2014 23:54, Adam Back a...@cypherspace.org wrote: For those following this thread, we have now written a paper describing the side-chains, 2-way pegs and compact SPV proofs. (With additional authors Andrew Poelstra Andrew Miller). http://blockstream.com/sidechains.pdf A very

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Running a full node

2014-11-08 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 8 November 2014 16:28, Daniel F nanot...@gmail.com wrote: But I'd like to know what storage, RAM and bandwidth resources are needed. I guess that the problem is not the CPU. Hi Francis, Here are some rough guidelines for you, based on the statistics from my node: disk usage: about

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [ANN] METAmarket - Trustless Federated Marketplaces

2015-05-01 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 2 May 2015 at 00:57, Marc D. Wood metam...@metamarket.biz wrote: METAmarket: Trustless Federated Marketplaces http://metamarket.biz * * * Introduction METAmarket is an open source protocol and proof-of-concept reference client specifying a trustless federated marketplace which uses

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Long-term mining incentives

2015-05-13 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 11 May 2015 at 18:28, Thomas Voegtlin thom...@electrum.org wrote: The discussion on block size increase has brought some attention to the other elephant in the room: Long-term mining incentives. Bitcoin derives its current market value from the assumption that a stable, steady-state

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Concerns Regarding Threats by a Developer to Remove Commit Access from Other Developers

2015-06-18 Thread Melvin Carvalho
On 18 June 2015 at 12:00, Mike Hearn m...@plan99.net wrote: Dude, calm down. I don't have commit access to Bitcoin Core and Gavin already said long ago he wouldn't just commit something, even though he has the ability to do so. So why did I say it? Because it's consistent with what I've