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https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/i2wefe/i_really_think_that_this_grasberg_developer_guy/

> However, on a system such as Bitcoin Cash, there are already many existing users. Bitcoin Cash has a script system that has time based features, such as locking coins for a certain amount of time before they are spendable. > These features are essential for many smart contract systems, notably payment channels or recurring payment solutions such as Mecenas. These contracts do not have a source of time, and therefore use the blockchain itself as a clock. **Changing the block time would therefore effectively change the speed at which time passes for all these contracts, breaking the system they are built upon.** > To add to the challenge, Bitcoin Cash supports P2SH, which means we are not aware of all the scripts that are associated with existing coins. It is **not possible** to parse the blockchain and devise a system that would work for existing contracts, so we are forced to devise a system that will work for all contracts that could have been written. It is not certain that this can be achieved at all without **serious downsides**, but what is certain is that **nobody has the time or resources required to make an honest attempt**. > **Without a solution to this problem, we do not have a very concrete proposal to change the block time we can discuss.** Author: **deadalnix** Source: https://read.cash/@deadalnix/on-the-bitcoin-cash-block-time-88a6aa5e#why-is-it-harder-to-change-the-block-time-on-an-already-deployed-system Quote from /u/readcash : "I really think that Grasberg developer... should listen to these arguments from this deadalnix guy (whoever he is /s) from 2 months ago."

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 3, 2020 08:46:22

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/i227v4/red_pill_time_abc_are_not_magical_wizards_this_is/

ABC are not magical wizards. This is the deception upon which their power rests. If people **believe** they are irreplaceable, then ABC can get away with murder. I can do what they do. I am doing what they do. Lots of people in this space are qualified to do what they do. Actually -- what they do is back-port Core all day. They don't even write their own code. It's 95% smoke and mirrors what they do. But I digress -- we have to dispel the perception that they are somehow special or unique. They are just a software project. And we have no shortage of qualified programmers in this space (still). Here is an example: Let me tell you about [Flowee](https://gitlab.com/FloweeTheHub). It works great and has worked great for years. It's run by 1 guy, Tom Zander. He's doing it all on the cheap. It's 100% compatible with everything and runs great. What Amaury's team does can be done literally by 1 guy in his spare time. *It* **is** *being done literally by 1 guy in his spare time!* Now, having been in this space for years -- let me explain the dev team racket to you: *ABC is not as expensive as ABC would have you believe.* They are just trying to inflate the numbers and have everybody convinced it's super expensive to do what they do -- so that they can, you know, *get more money*. It's a deception. 1. First, convince you to not use anybody else's software because his doesn't have the cooties but everybody else's does. 2. Next, once you're all running his stuff -- ask for lots of money. 3. You will pay up. You'll be too afraid to say no. That's the racket.

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 1, 2020 19:36:11

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/h91ku3/does_it_piss_anyone_else_off_how_the_media_is/

- If you kill a black guy -- you go to jail for murder. - If you kill a white guy -- you go to jail for murder. - If you kill an asian guy -- you go to jail for murder. If a cop kills any of the above, he may or may not get suspended with pay. It was never about race. It's about police brutality and an out of control police force that basically is a gang of murderous brutal thugs that can commit crimes with impunity. We all need to unite against this shit. The MAGAs, the left, the right, the center, everybody. Making it about race is so they can divide us. If it becomes all about BLM or just black people, then they stand a chance for NOTHING TO CHANGE. So they push that narrative. Many people buy into it. Making it about police brutality and rights is something most Americans can get behind. So they are trying super hard to try and muddle it with racial issues, knowing that will turn off half the population. Don't be fooled. They're messing with you. I'm looking at you too Trump people -- you and I both know cops can commit crimes and get away with it. Some of the most violent police forces are in the South too. And they kill white people too -- not just black people. Don't be fooled. This is not about race. They want us to think that so (some of us) care about it less.

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/conspiracy on June 14, 2020 16:56:24

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/get494/3_things_we_dont_know_about_covid_and_the_lockdown/

If you look at what mainstream media is spouting, and what the zeitgeist is on Twitter and here on reddit, it's popular still to believe the lockdown is good. This thing got politicized fast by first the President and then also the Democrats. But there is evidence now that it may not be what the doctor ordered. Basically we don't know the magnitude of 3 major parameters here (even now): Parameter 1: Deadliness. How deadly the disease is for the overall population. Seriously this is not known! It's being measured now -- but the final value won't be known with precision for some time. It was initially ballparked to 3% - 5% and now latest serological studies are pegging it closer to 0.3%, with some experts (still) guesstimating it at 0.1%. Parameter 2: Effects of shelter-in-place and general lockdowns on disease spread and/or mortality (we don't know the magnitude or sign of this one!). Seriously this is not known. There is no evidence to suggest that the lockdown as implemented has any positive effects whatsoever. Simply they guessed it should. No scientific data available on this one (although after this is done -- there will be plenty of data!). Parameter 3: Long-term negative economic effects. Nobody knows the effects of the post-virus economic crash on global mortality. We don't know if there will be a crash, how long it will be, and how many people it will kill (all economic crashes kill people especially in poorer societies). Given than we don't know 1-3 above -- we can't say with certainty if the current policy is saving more lives or killing more people than doing nothing.

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/conspiracy on May 6, 2020 17:34:14

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/bqfzxk/psa_guide_on_how_to_recover_your_lost_segwit/

# How to get your recovered SegWit funds using Electron Cash ## Background Thousands of BCH on thousands of coins that were accidentally send to **Segwit 3xxx** addresses were [recovered by BTC.TOP in block 582705](https://bch.btc.com/000000000000000000462698fedbf407a149b8fe0bfa6bb33b11310654ff7765). This was a wonderful service to the community. This had to be done quickly as the coins were **anyone can spend** and needed to be sent *somewhere*. This all had to be done before thieves could get their *dirty paws* on them. So.. How were they recovered? Did BTC.TOP just take the coins for themselves? *NO*: **They were not taken by BTC.TOP**. This would be wrong (morally), and would open them up to liability and other shenanigans (legally). Instead --BTC.TOP acted quickly and did the legally responsible thing with minimal liability. ___They were sent on to the intended destination address of the SegWit transaction___ (if translated to BCH normal address). This means BTC.TOP did **not** steal your coins and/or does **not** *have custody of your funds!* But this **does** mean you now need to figure out how to get the private key associated with where they were sent -- in order to unlock the funds. (Which will be covered below). Discussions on why this was the most responsible thing to do and why it was done this way are available upon request. Or you can search this subreddit to get to them. ## Ok, so BTC.TOP doesn't have them -- who does? You do (if they were sent to you)! Or -- the person / address they were sent to does! ## HUH? The Segwit transactions have a bad/crazy/messed-up format which contains an output (destination) which contains a hash of a public key inside. So they "sort of" contain a regular bitcoin address inside of them, with other Segwit garbage around them. This hash was decoded and translated to a regular BCH address, and the funds were sent there. Again: The funds were forwarded on to a regular BCH address where they are safe. They are now guarded by a private key -- where they were not before (before they were "anyone can spend"). It can be argued this is the only reasonable thing to have done with them (legally and morally) -- continue to send them to their intended destination. This standard, if it's good enough for the US Post Office and Federal Mail, is good enough here. It's better than them being stolen. ## Ok, I get it... they are on a regular BCH address now. The address of the destination of the Tx, is it? Yes. So now a regular BCH private key (rather than **anyone can spend**) is needed to spend them further. Thus the Segwit destination address you sent them to initially was effectively **translated to a BCH regular address**. It's as if you posted a parcel with the wrong ZIP code on it -- but the USPS was nice enough to figure that out and send it to where you intended it to go. ## Why do it this way and not return to sender? Because of the ambiguity present-- it's not entirely clear which sender to return them to. There is too much ambiguity there, and would have led to many inputs not being recovered in a proper manner. More discussion on this is available upon request. # Purpose of this guide This document explains how to: - Identify if your coins were part of the recovery - Get private key / seed / xprv for the addresses they were sent on to. - Import said addresses and private keys into Electron Cash Complications to watch out for: - Hardware wallets - Derivation paths - Passwords on BIP39 seeds - Multisignature addresses & wallets. ### Step 1: Checking where your coins went To verify if this recovery touched one of your lost coins: look for the transaction that spent your coins and open it on [bch.btc.com](https://bch.btc.com) explorer. #### Normal aka "P2PKH" Let’s [take this one for example](https://bch.btc.com/003e54f91903ed7555d96bccda4a50ab91a11c227cdddaf9912fafd5608e38f7). Observe the input says: P2SH 160014d376cf1baff9eeed943d58551d53c48377adb98c And the output says: P2PKH OP_DUP OP_HASH160 d376cf1baff9eeed943d58551d53c48377adb98c OP_EQUALVERIFY OP_CHECKSIG Notice a pattern? - P2SH 160014**d376cf1baff9eeed943d58551d53c48377adb98c** - P2PKH OP_DUP OP_HASH160 **d376cf1baff9eeed943d58551d53c48377adb98c** OP_EQUALVERIFY OP_CHECKSIG The fact that these two highlighted hexadecimal strings are the same means that the funds were forwarded to the identical public key, and can be spent by the private key (corresponding to that public key) if it is imported into a Bitcoin Cash wallet. #### Multisig aka "P2SH" If the input starts with “P2SH 220020…”, [as in this example](https://bch.btc.com/003e54f91903ed7555d96bccda4a50ab91a11c227cdddaf9912fafd5608e38f7), then your segwit address is a script -- probably a multisignature. While the input says “P2SH 220020**19aa2610492ee2c18605597136294596d4f0f9bc6ce0974ed3a975d65da4ca1e**”, the output says “P2SH OP_HASH160 **21bdc73fb15b3bb7bd1be365e92447dc2a44e662** OP_EQUAL”. These two strings actually correspond to the same script, but they are different in content and length due to segwit’s design. However, you just need to RIPEMD160 hash the first string and compare to the second -- you can check this by entering [the input string (after the 220020 part) into this website’s Binary Hash field](https://www.fileformat.info/tool/hash.htm?hex=19aa2610492ee2c18605597136294596d4f0f9bc6ce0974ed3a975d65da4ca1e) and checking the resulting RIPEMD160 hash. The resulting hash is `21bdc73fb15b3bb7bd1be365e92447dc2a44e662`, which corresponds to the **output** hex above, and this means the coins were forwarded to the same spending script but in "non-segwit form". You will need to re-assemble the same multi-signature setup and enough private keys on a Bitcoin Cash wallet. (Sorry for the succinct explanation here. Ask in the comments for more details perhaps.) #### No match -- what?! If the string does not match (identically in the **Normal** case above, or after properly hashing in the **Multisig** case above), then your coins were sent elsewhere, possibly even taken by an *anonymous miner*. :'( ### Step 2: How To Do the Recovery #### Recover "Normal" address transactions (P2PKH above) This is for recoveries where the input string started with “`160014`”. ##### Option 1 (BIP39 seed): - Import your BIP39 seed into Electron Cash. In the seed dialog select `Options` -> `BIP39` and if you used an extra password, also select `Options` -> `Custom words`. - On the next page you will need to enter a derivation path: - `m/49'/0'/0'` is typically used for single-address P2SH-segwit wallets - If the wallet was well used and the address has a high index, you will need to use `Wallet` -> `Scan Beyond the Gap`. ##### Option 2 (single key): - Get your private key. If you are using Electrum on BTC, you can obtain this by right-clicking on the address, selecting ‘private key’, and you will see something like: `p2wpkh-p2sh:Kwt2QPi4GYoDSdtLuQJaqiPt7aP9aMA2vpSaeECsXFkzdfLDDTvr`. Remove the prefix `p2wpkh-p2sh:` and copy just the `Kwt2...DDTvr` part. - In Electron Cash, you can use `Wallet` -> `Private Keys` -> `Sweep` to spend these funds into a fresh Electron Cash wallet. - Alternatively, make a new wallet but select “Import Bitcoin addresses or private keys” instead of “Standard wallet”, and enter the private key there. ##### Option 3 (xprv -- many keys): - Your wallet may provide access to the “xprv” master private key. In Electrum you can access this by opening the Console tab (View | Console) and running `getmasterprivate()` - Warning: Keep this confidential as you would your wallet seed! - If the string starts with “yprv” or something else instead of “xprv”, you will need to convert it. From the Electron Cash console: mkey = "yprvAJ48Yvx71CKa6a6P8Sk78nkSF7iqqaRob1FN7Jxsqm3L52K8XmZ7EtEzPzTUWXAaHNfN4DFAuP4cdM38yrE6j3YifV8i954hyD5rhPyUNVP" from electroncash.bitcoin import DecodeBase58Check, EncodeBase58Check EncodeBase58Check(b'\x04\x88\xad\xe4'+DecodeBase58Check(mkey)[4:]) - The result will start with ‘xprv’ and have the correct checksum on the end. You can import this xprv using `File` -> `New` -> `Next` -> `Standard Wallet` -> `Use public or private keys`. - If the wallet was well used and the address has a high index, you will need to use `Wallet` -> `Scan Beyond the Gap`. ##### Option 4 (hardware wallet): - Connect your hardware wallet to Electron Cash, and consult with the hardware wallet’s documentation to find which derivation path you need to use. Note that some wallets may complain about signing transactions on unusual derivation paths. - In the worst case, you may need to import the seed you have written down, into Electron Cash. Remember though that this compromises the security of the seed, so it should only be done as a last resort. #### How to Recover Multisignature wallets (P2WSH-in-P2SH in segwit parlance) This is for recoveries where the input string started with "`220020`. Please read the above instructions for how to import single keys. You will need to do similar but taking care to reproduce the same set of multisignature keys as you had in the BTC wallet. Note that Electron Cash does not support single-key multisignature, so you need to use the `BIP39` / `xprv` approach. If you don’t observe the correct address in Electron Cash, then check the list of public keys by right clicking on an address, and compare it to the list seen in your BTC wallet. Also ensure that the number of required signers is identical.

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on May 19, 2019 07:43:44

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/bqffkb/psa_how_to_recover_your_segwit_coins_which_were/

## Background Thousands of BCH on thousands of coins that were accidentally send to **Segwit 3xxx** addresses were [recovered by BTC.TOP in block 582705](https://bch.btc.com/000000000000000000462698fedbf407a149b8fe0bfa6bb33b11310654ff7765). This was a wonderful service to the community. This had to be done quickly as the coins were **anyone can spend** and needed to be sent *somewhere*. This all had to be done before thieves could get their *dirty paws* on them. So.. How were they recovered? Did BTC.TOP just take the coins for themselves? *NO*: **They were not taken by BTC.TOP**. This would be wrong (morally), and would open them up to liability and other shenanigans (legally). Instead --BTC.TOP acted quickly and did the legally responsible thing with minimal liability. ___They were sent on to the intended destination address of the SegWit transaction___ (if translated to BCH normal address). This means BTC.TOP did **not** steal your coins and/or does **not** *have custody of your funds!* But this **does** mean you now need to figure out how to get the private key associated with where they were sent -- in order to unlock the funds. Discussions on why this was the most responsible thing to do and why it was done this way are available upon request. Or you can search this subreddit to get to them. ## Ok, so BTC.TOP doesn't have them -- who does? You do (if they were sent to you)! Or -- the person / address they were sent to does! ## HUH? The segwit transactions have a bad/crazy/messed-up format which contains an output (destination) which contains a hash of a public key inside. So they "sort of" contain a regular bitcoin address inside of them, with other segwit garbage around the, This hash was decoded and translated to a regular BCH address, and the funds were sent there. Again: The funds were forwarded on to a regular BCH address where they are safe. Safer than on an anyone-can-spend segwit address where thieves can get to them. ## Ok, I get it... they are on a regular BCH address now. So now what? So now a regular BCH private key (rather than **anyone can spend**) is needed to spend them further. Thus the Segwit destination address you sent them to initially was effectively **translated to a BCH regular address**. # Purpose of this guide: To help you use Electron Cash to get your recovered segwit funds.

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on May 19, 2019 06:27:25

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/atn15n/electron_cash_336_available_for_windows_mac_linux/

**3.3.6 Changes:** * Support for op_return_raw= URI parameter to 'bitcoincash:' URIs. This paremeter is for raw hex to be used as the OP_RETURN payload (0x6a will always be prefixed to this raw hex.) (markblundeberg) * Testnet wallets were using the wrong bip32 key headers. They SHOULD accept & generate tpub/tprv on testnet but instead the keys generated were xpub/xprv. This was not to spec and has been fixed but, it may mean you will need to regenerate your testnet wallets form mnemonic seed. :/ (cculianu) * Added "Check for updates..." mechanism which is enabled by default (check is done once per hour). See Preferences -> General to disable auto check. Or Help -> "Check for updates..." for manual checking. (cculianu) * Added "Dark" theme to UI. See Preferences -> General (cculianu) * Fixed incompatibility bug where generated QR images were uppercase-only BITCOINCASH: which caused problems with some buggy wallet implementations. We switched back to generating 'bitcoincash:' (mixed-case) URIs, which is more compatible. (cculianu) * Added "Export contacts" facility to UI so you can export all your contacts to a file. (Strangely, we had "Import contacts", but no export!) (cculianu) * Added "Wallet -> Rebuild history" to Qt GUI. Allows users to re-synch entire wallet from server, on demand. (commit: a72b2a72, cculianu) * Request fee estimate from ElectrumX/ElectronX server every 20 minutes (cculianu) * Performance improvements for wallets with huge numbers of tx's (cculianu) * Trezor bugfix (SomberNight) * Append HMAC to Bitbox messages (TheCharlatan) * Android fixes (mhsmith) * Various internal bugfixes and code refactoring (cculianu, ecdsa, SomberNight) * servers.json updated (torusJKL) * Fixed a compatibility issue with Qt 5.12 (SomberNight, cculianu) **Only download from:** https://electroncash.org *GitHub Repository*: https://www.github.com/Electron-Cash/Electron-Cash (iOS and Android versions will be out soon).

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on February 22, 2019 16:22:07

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/aeklpf/electron_cash_users_we_need_feedbackhelp_deciding/

Hi all, We are working on a new feature for Electron Cash to combat and limit the potential damage a sybil attack could ever have on Electron Cash. (This is in addition to the recent work we did to make phishing attacks impossible). **Background**: Electrum was recently hit by a sybil attack that used a phishing scheme to trick users into installing a buggy Electrum that stole your coins. They tried the same on the Electron Cash network but they didn't succeed (probably they couldn't get their code working?). Here is the relevant issue in Electrum's issue tracker: https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/4968 Anyway, on to our new feature: In a nutshell, we are adding two new concepts to the UI of the "Servers" tab in the Network Dialog. See the PR here: https://github.com/Electron-Cash/Electron-Cash/pull/1098 (it has a description and screen shots). The two new concepts are: **Blacklists** -- Users can designate servers as blacklisted and Electron Cash will *never* connect to them (even if told to do so explicitly). This feature actually existed silently in the background and was reserved for misbehaving servers -- but we decided to bring it to the foreground and allow a user to specify/edit the black list. **"White" lists** (we haven't decided what to exactly call this yet) -- Users can designate a set of servers as "trusted" or "known-good". This set by default is the set that ships with Electron Cash in `servers.json` (servers we know the admins of and that have a reputation). The user can modify the white-list as he/she sees fit, however. White lists do nothing by default -- but if the user elects to, they can tell Electron Cash to **only** connect to white-listed servers. This option is intended to be for when a sybil attack is in progress (should one ever occur) as a countermeasure whereby users can just click "connect only to whitelisted servers" and then they can have piece of mind that the sybil attack won't ever affect them. --- Ok, so **where do you come in**? Well, we need advice & feedback on two major things: 1. **_What to call "white lists" in the UI_**: We are having a terrible time deciding what to call the **white lists**. We don't like the term "white list" (well some of us don't anyway) as it has sort of very "heavy" and "official" sounding overtones. For now, we've resorted to calling them "Default servers" -- but even that term is not ideal as it's very vague. 2. **Which icons**? You'll notice in the screen-shots for the PR ([go to the PR link](https://github.com/Electron-Cash/Electron-Cash/pull/1098)), I tried out several icons for the servers to identify them in the list. None of the icons are ideal. Let us know which variant you like more or feel free to suggest other ones. --- Anyway -- that's all. Hopefully I'll get some feedback from you guys. Let me know here (best place) or in the PR's comment section itself. Either works. Thanks! -Calin

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on January 10, 2019 11:28:28

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9yq58t/psa_for_casual_users_why_you_need_to_split_coins/

It occurred to me that a lot of people aren't as obsessed with the internals of Bitcoin as I and my developer friends are -- and that perhaps a lot of stuff we take for granted is not obvious to users. People use mental images, analogies, and heuristics to reason about a system and unfortunately in Bitcoin there are several unfortunately named concepts that can cause confusion. So.. here goes. **A Wallet Does NOT Store Coins.** -- **You do not need to copy-paste your wallet file to transact on both chains.** In the normal world we are accustomed to -- you put your cash in a wallet. Your money is **IN** your wallet. It physically exists there and only there. In the crypto world, the term **wallet** was perhaps unfortunately chosen -- because your coins to **not** live in your wallet. (I hate it when scientists or engineers or experts pick the wrong term. I think the term wallet is unfortunate because it causes confusion about what's really going on). A *"wallet"* is just a collection of private keys and some other metadata. You are free to "copy-paste" the wallets but it's a little pointless to do so. Your coins **live on the blockchain**. Your wallet is just the keys to sign transactions. The "key" (heh) to it all is to connect to the correct chain you wish to sign transactions for using your wallet software like Electron Cash. I know mentally it's weird to think about. The term "wallet" is not a great name since it makes you think your coins are in your wallet. **They are not**. *Your coins are on the blockchain*. You need to connect to the right blockchain using your wallet's keys. :) That's the correct mental image. So, in summary: **Your keys are in your wallet, your coins are on the blockchain**. (Perhaps *keyring* would have been a better name for the concept). **What is splitting, exactly.. and why does it matter?** --- So -- in the normal crypto currency world your **wallet** (a collection of keys for signing transactions -- *not a storage for coins*) is used to **sign transactions** on a blockchain. What is a transaction? It's essentially a **signed** transfer of custody for something called a "coin". What is a **coin**, you say? It is a history of a chain of custody of transactions! You own a coin if there is a long (or short) history of that coin having been transferred around until its final resting place is an address you control (and by control -- I mean an address you have the **keys** for, and thus can transfer ownership for in the future should you so desire to). Coins live their lives as little temporary slaves being signed over to the next owner over and over again. They have a thankless existence, don't they? Furthermore, all transactions are public once broadcast (this concept is important as it dovetails into why you need to split coins). So -- basically in the normal world, on a normal crypto -- each blockchain (where the coins are stored) has a unique chain of custody. Your wallet can only sign transactions for the coins on that blockchain and no other coins. However -- in a fork that lacked replay protection such as the **BSV** fork of the **BCH** chain, what happened is your **keys** (read: wallet) can now unlock **two sets of coins** -- the ones on each side of the fork! **Why is this a problem?** Well.. **What you want**: I want to spend coin A on chain A for recipient A. And.. **What you usually don't want**: To spend coin A on chain A&B for recipient A at the same time. **OK, I get it. You don't want to spend on both chains at the same time simultaneously (usually). So.. how does a split work?** Simple. You create a new chain of custody on either or both chains A & B -- thus your keys now are signing slightly different "histories" and the **exact same signed transaction** is no longer **valid on both chains**. OK, Great. So what happens if I don't split --- If you **ONLY** care about BSV coins? Nothing. If you **ONLY** care about BCH coins? Nothing. If you care to someday redeem or use **BOTH** BSV and BCH coins -- then you need to split or else you **will lose funds**. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow -- but at some point you will end up signing a transaction for coins on chain A and the same tx will inadvertently end up on network B and the same coins will get spent there too. OK, I think I get it. Now how do i split? --- Read Mark's guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9yefov/if_you_want_to_dump_bsv_some_tips_on_splitting/ Or my mini-howto: https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9xmh2n/psa_how_to_split_your_coins_with_electron_cash/

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on November 20, 2018 03:01:59

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9yblgl/psa_how_to_split_your_coins_using_electron_cash/

This is a continuation of my previous post: [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9xmh2n/psa_how_to_split_your_coins_with_electron_cash/). This is an alternate approach to my previous post which I hope will prove be far easier for most people. I got lots of questions on my last guide and I thought perhaps it was a bit too complicated for most people. This has fewer steps and is less confusing, since it uses a simpler method. You can use this method with any wallet, not just Electron Cash -- but I decided to make it more concrete by using Electron Cash as an example. --- **Overview of The basic scheme** ---- It involves "tainting" your BCH ABC coins on the ABC side by receiving a coin that has an OP_CHECKDATASIGVERIFY tx in its history. Such a coin is guaranteed to be ABC-only. Thus, you receive this coin then issue a TX for *all* your coins (including the tainted coin) and that TX cannot be replayed on the SV network. **Step-By-Step Instructions** ---- 1. Download the official version of [Electron Cash](https://www.electroncash.org) if you don't have it. 2. Restore from seed or open your wallet up, etc. (Details on how to use electron cash can be found online.. or ask here!) 3. Make sure you are on the **BCH ABC chain** by clicking [this icon](https://imgur.com/a/Ixu5NW0), opening up [this window](https://imgur.com/a/JRQ7Uka) and making sure you are on the chain labeled either `147bffd44b@556768` **OR** `4626ff6e3b@556767` (there are two valid labels EC may assign to the ABC chain depending on whether it was around for the orphan block that occurred post-fork!). 3. Receive a **taint coin** (nice name) from this ABC fork faucet: http://forkfaucet.cash/. Go to that site and input your receiving address. You will get a tiny 0.0001 BCH coin. This is your **taint coin** (heh). 4. Once the **taint coin** comes in and it confirms, you will need to *issue a spending transaction to yourself involving all your coins* **plus the taint coin**. Do it from the **Send** tab [which looks like this](https://imgur.com/a/L0FZrwm). 5. After the TX is sent and confirmed **YOUR COINS ARE NOW SPLIT**. Congratulations! This TX you just sent cannot be relayed on the SV network, and any future TX you send from either SV or ABC network cannot be replayed on the other network with these coins. --- How To Switch Between BSV and BCH Chains ---- Use the above mentioned network dialog. You will see two forks (hopefully). You can select "Follow this branch" on either fork. If you do **not** see two forks, you need to connect to another server... then hopefully the forks will show up. You can see a full server list in the "Server" tab in the network dialog. For **BSV**, try: ***bch.electrumx.cash*** For **ABC**, try: ***blackie.c3-soft.com*** --- Good luck!

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on November 18, 2018 19:38:13

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9xmh2n/psa_how_to_split_your_coins_with_electron_cash/

1. Download the official Electron Cash: https://www.electroncash.org if you don't have it. 2. Load up your wallet or restore from seed. 3. Go to the network dialog by clicking the green "Network" icon in the bottom-right of the main window. Here is what it looks like: https://imgur.com/a/Ixu5NW0 4. You will see a "Network Window" that looks like so: https://imgur.com/a/JRQ7Uka 5. You will be using this window to switch branches. Make sure you are on the **LONGEST chain by height** (currently the ABC chain) *first*. Right click that branch and select "Follow this branch". 6. Issue a TX **TO YOURSELF** (aka an address in your wallet) that spends all your coins (use the "Max" button in the Send tab to do this). This Tx is **NOT REPLAYABLE** on SV network until its height == the height of the ABC chain . This is because Electron Cash signs tx's with **nLockTime** == current height (which is why it's important you do this from the chain that is **longest first**). 8. Now -- you're not done yet! Your tx is not replayable temporarily but it may be some time in the future. So switch to the other branch that is *shorter by height* (at the time of this writing the SV branch), and then initiate a tx that *spends all your coins*.. **to yourself**, but send it to a **different address** than in (6) above. 8. Done! **Your coins are now split!**. 9. (PS: Do this when the heights of the two chains are sufficiently different -- I recommend at least 3 blocks difference if not 6 -- as of this writing the difference is ~30 blocks so it's fine). Have a great day and worry not about replays! :)

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on November 16, 2018 09:10:07

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoincash/comments/8qck2p/who_wants_to_betatest_electron_cash_ios/

Hi guys, Do you love BCH? Do you use Electron Cash? Are you a huge fan of cryptos? Do you own an iOS device (iPhone 6 or better or iPad)? Most importantly: *Have you always wanted to contribute even more to BCH but were too shy to ask?* Well no worries! I have just the thing for you! After much trial and tribulation (started this back in January!), Electron Cash iOS is *almost* ready for prime-time. As such, I'd like to get some community feedback on it. I'm opening up the app to a semi-open beta. The most convenient way to do this is to make use of Apple's "Test Flight" mechanism. You guys send me your email address and I sign you up and you get an email with an invite and a private link to download the app (requires you also install Apple's TestFlight app.. don't worry, it's all explained in the email). The other option for the *brave* is to build it yourself from source (actually not that hard -- instructions included if you have a macOS and a recent Xcode). Source code is here: https://github.com/cculianu/electrum/tree/ios_new/ios So -- who wants to take the shiny new **Electron Cash iOS** for a spin? PM me your email address and I'll sign you up to Test Flight as a beta tester! If I get too many responses I may limit it to the first 10 or 20 people to PM me. *Hurry now while supplies last!* ;) ---- History and The State of the App^^TM : I started work on this sometime in January of this year. It's been a long road. Electron Cash is written in Python and Python on iOS is a bit of an experimental endeavor. I ended up using this 'rubicon-objc' set of libs to interop with iOS's Objective-C based 'UIKit' API. It was not for the faint hearted! I ended up having to submit patches to the rubicon guys (they were really awesome and helped me squash some bugs in their own libs). After finishing the initial UI, we took a look at it, and it was ugly. Very ugly. So.. we hired a UX designer (Max P.), and he ended up doing a great job (I think -- but you let me know what you think!). But.. I basically ended up implementing the UI twice. Once with my own "developer design", and a second time using Max's better UI spec. As such, given that the code's been combed through a couple of times, I'm *hoping* it's relatively bug free. But it's very much untested aside from developer testing. You *shouldn't* lose funds. It uses basically the same Electron Cash Python backend that everyone knows and loves, just has a pretty iOS UI slapped on top. But -- as always, this is experimental software right now -- so be careful. Load it up with a few mBCH. #I'd love to hear what you guys think!

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/Bitcoincash on June 11, 2018 16:06:24

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/8qcjsj/who_wants_to_betatest_electron_cash_ios/

Hi guys, Do you love BCH? Do you use Electron Cash? Are you a huge fan of cryptos? Do you own an iOS device (iPhone 6 or better or iPad)? Most importantly: *Have you always wanted to contribute even more to BCH but were too shy to ask?* Well no worries! I have just the thing for you! After much trial and tribulation (started this back in January!), Electron Cash iOS is *almost* ready for prime-time. As such, I'd like to get some community feedback on it. I'm opening up the app to a semi-open beta. The most convenient way to do this is to make use of Apple's "Test Flight" mechanism. You guys send me your email address and I sign you up and you get an email with an invite and a private link to download the app (requires you also install Apple's TestFlight app.. don't worry, it's all explained in the email). The other option for the *brave* is to build it yourself from source (actually not that hard -- instructions included if you have a macOS and a recent Xcode). Source code is here: https://github.com/cculianu/electrum/tree/ios_new/ios So -- who wants to take the shiny new **Electron Cash iOS** for a spin? PM me your email address and I'll sign you up to Test Flight as a beta tester! If I get too many responses I may limit it to the first 10 or 20 people to PM me. *Hurry now while supplies last!* ;) ---- History and The State of the App^^TM : I started work on this sometime in January of this year. It's been a long road. Electron Cash is written in Python and Python on iOS is a bit of an experimental endeavor. I ended up using this 'rubicon-objc' set of libs to interop with iOS's Objective-C based 'UIKit' API. It was not for the faint hearted! I ended up having to submit patches to the rubicon guys (they were really awesome and helped me squash some bugs in their own libs). After finishing the initial UI, we took a look at it, and it was ugly. Very ugly. So.. we hired a UX designer (Max P.), and he ended up doing a great job (I think -- but you let me know what you think!). But.. I basically ended up implementing the UI twice. Once with my own "developer design", and a second time using Max's better UI spec. As such, given that the code's been combed through a couple of times, I'm *hoping* it's relatively bug free. But it's very much untested aside from developer testing. You *shouldn't* lose funds. It uses basically the same Electron Cash Python backend that everyone knows and loves, just has a pretty iOS UI slapped on top. But -- as always, this is experimental software right now -- so be careful. Load it up with a few mBCH. #I'd love to hear what you guys think!

posted by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on June 11, 2018 16:05:28
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/r/btc/comments/i6sm0o/wow_i_cant_believe_theres_people_that/g0yb4vh/

I don't remember it going down that way. I can dig back into the history but literally *SegWit was in their codebase*, if they were opposed to it they could have removed it. They were literally waiting for miner activation of it for many months (maybe a year?) -- and at one point they met with miners to convince them to activate it, promising them 2MB blocks later if they just signaled SegWit first (they then later reneged on their end of the bargain after miners had signaled, hence the birth of the failed segwit2x). Perhaps you are misremembering?

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 21:58:21
/r/seduction/comments/i6rszk/what_are_the_best_ways_to_capture_and_enter_into/g0yakca/

Ok, again I must stress this is my list and other men may rate these differently. Here is the order for me: 1. Looks & Beauty (I consider these the same thing) 2. Sex (to me this means sexual chemistry) 3. Smarts 4. Humor 5. Grace 6. Wealth My list is 1 short because I consider beauty and looks to be equivalent. It's actually hard to rank them because to me smarts & humor often go hand in hand. It was really hard to pick between smarts and humor for number 3/4...

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/seduction on August 9, 2020 21:52:32
/r/seduction/comments/i6rszk/what_are_the_best_ways_to_capture_and_enter_into/g0y9qdf/

You're welcome! But I must stress men (like women) differ greatly. So.. it really depends on the man! But maybe my list can start off as a starting point. I think almost all my male friends would agree with that list.. so.. it's not a *bad* list to keep in mind.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/seduction on August 9, 2020 21:44:07
/r/seduction/comments/i6rszk/what_are_the_best_ways_to_capture_and_enter_into/g0y9bhd/

It really depends on the man and the country/culture you are in. I can list how to capture my heart: - Be open and honest - Be truthful and trustworthy - Be hot (sorry, it's true) - Enjoy sex (with me) - Appreciate food and/or cooking. Let me cook and also you should know how to cook too. (Sorry -- being able to feed yourself is like a basic requirement for adulthood and people that cannot do that are a turnoff) - Be a good friend - Have a good/high opinion of men in general (except for the bad ones) -- don't be a feminazi man-hater - Don't play games. - Don't be a drunk or a drug addict (huge turnoff for me) That's my list. But to be honest many men don't really know what they want or they just want to get laid. The key is to find a man that knows what he wants and wants to be in a relationship. Most guys in my socio-economic bracket only start to get serious about that sort of thing after about age 30-35.. so... with younger guys these things can be problematic.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/seduction on August 9, 2020 21:39:51
/r/btc/comments/i6qezz/expect_abc_to_ramp_up_dishonest_adhominem_pr/g0xyzkm/

> Has ABC released/committed code to their repository(?) that specifies this "specific address"? Nope. Not yet. > It is my understanding that the cut off date is August 15th (less than 6 days away). That until such time as they actually implement the specific changes into their release(?) then it's all just bluster. Eh, that cutoff date was always a "cutoff is for thee but not for mee" type of thing. They have been known to include things last minute randomly (like IFP 1.0), or to put stuff in after the cutoff in emergencies (reorg protection, the sigop check bugfix). > Have they removed the Grasberg code? It was never merged in - they have added a PR ("differential" in Phabricator parlance) for aserti3-2d though.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:58:39
/r/btc/comments/i6qezz/expect_abc_to_ramp_up_dishonest_adhominem_pr/g0xymvm/

I'm grew up in Brooklyn & Queens. Bring it!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:55:12
/r/btc/comments/i6sm0o/wow_i_cant_believe_theres_people_that/g0xvgi6/

Is BTC controlled by 1 person? They seem to be doing the "Council of Elders" thing but Greg seems to ultimately have much gravity in deciding disputes -- so perhaps it is him. He has been involved in Bitcoin for the longest time... Really it seems to me Blockstream controls Bitcoin...

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:24:21
/r/btc/comments/i6h18f/why_not_just_blacklist_abc_donation_adress/g0xuuli/

> aren’t BCHN nodes going to follow PoW and be on the same chain as ABC? Yes.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:18:34
/r/btc/comments/i6h18f/why_not_just_blacklist_abc_donation_adress/g0xuser/

If they run BCHN they can be sure they will always be on the longest chain by PoW. BCHN supports any possible IFP and non-IFP chain -- whichever has more hash. BCHN does not know about IFP -- it just sees more outputs in coinbase tx and asks no questions. BCHN is the safest option for exchanges and users in November.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:17:58
/r/btc/comments/i6h18f/why_not_just_blacklist_abc_donation_adress/g0xuhnv/

> Blacklisting ABC donation addresses would make IFP block invalid and avoid a split. Not it wouldn't -- it would make a split more likely. Let me be perfectly clear: **Nobody in their right minds** would ever propose or want to blacklist any bitcoin address for any reason. This is not what Bitcoin is about. It's supposed to be permissionless. I will fight until I cannot fight no more to guarantee that. I do not want to "win" this by wrecking Bitcoin. If the miners decide BCH is Amaury's 8% coin -- well, so be it. I can just vote with my feet and leave. I would never agree to any tactics or strategy that involve blacklisting any tx or any block. And also that strategy would be a failure anyway. > How you know miner choice? AFIAK there is nothing in place yet to allow them to vote on the matter. I don't know for sure but I have some strong indicators this is the case.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:15:07
/r/btc/comments/i6nb3j/was_there_ever_an_explanation_for_the_grasberg/g0xu4yj/

Not sure why you are downvoted. I got the joke. You are sort of making fun of conspiracy people.. right?

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:11:47
/r/btc/comments/i6sm0o/wow_i_cant_believe_theres_people_that/g0xt0ul/

Yeah. It boggles the mind every time it happens. Seriously we are better than this. This is not what Bitcoin is about. This is not what Satoshi and Hal Finney and Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn wanted to build. No way, no how. Those great men never wanted: - absurd tx fees and permanently-backlogged chain (Core) - 1 MB limit 4 evah (Core) - haxx like segwit (Core) - 1 crazy con-man leading Bitcoin (BSV / CSW) - 1 dev team paying themselves from coinbase (ABC) There are basic principles and values we all understood and agreed to in the early days. I have been into Bitcoin since 2013. It boggles the mind that this stuff that has happened and is happening now has any oxygen and any legs. It's the antithesis of what Bitcoin is. This all is just common-sense.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 19:01:21
/r/btc/comments/i5s33u/abc_is_acting_like_a_ineffective_mad_dictator_of/g0vq6av/

This is so eloquently put and accurate. I agree with every word in this post. Thank you Justin.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 06:51:52
/r/btc/comments/i6h18f/why_not_just_blacklist_abc_donation_adress/g0vpv8m/

I cannot support any incarnation of Bitcoin that does this. Sound money and permissionlessness means nobody gets to tell anybody else how they spend their money. If miners want to start paying 8% tax and reducing their DARI temporarily to get that set up -- it's out of anybody's hands. As sucky as it would be -- if BCH lets this happen to itself -- censoring transactions is not the way. Also BCHN would fork itself off the network if it employed that strategy, which helps nobody.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 9, 2020 06:46:29
/r/conspiracy/comments/i60d2q/martin_luther_king_jr_a_time_to_break_silence/g0uhjqx/

That's because MLK was an actual leader of an actual grassroots movement. BLM is a movement sowing division and paranoia. MLK espoused love and unity. BLM is part of a manipulation campaign/psyop to keep people divided so we don't fight back and demand anything of the elites. We fight each other instead of fighting them. I wouldn't be surprised if we find out BLM is funded by the CIA.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/conspiracy on August 8, 2020 21:09:26
/r/conspiracy/comments/i5k3ia/los_angeles_will_cut_off_water_if_you_dare_host_a/g0ufx2x/

ANTIFA and BLM are psyops to keep the population arguing over bullshit and distracted so they don't notice the elites robbing them.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/conspiracy on August 8, 2020 20:54:29
/r/btc/comments/i687v3/daa_workgroup_telegram_dump_when_was_prior_drift/g0u26yu/

The word `drift` appears exactly 3 times in this chat and it's all talking about future drift of wtema vs ASERT -- never about correcting for historical drift.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 8, 2020 18:46:39
/r/btc/comments/i662ow/i_promised_to_donate_2_bch_to_the_bchn_team_for/g0tnxi4/

Jesus man from the cockles of my heart -- thank you!!!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 8, 2020 16:38:50
/r/btc/comments/i5nu3d/bitcoin_cash_daa_development_meeting_no_3_video/g0t03yb/

He.. has it in for me .. ask him.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 8, 2020 13:15:51
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0qxqjh/

I'm letting the market decide and yes -- miners need to decide. If miners decide to vote for Amaury TaxCoin -- that's their choice. I will vote with my feet though. I will just leave BCH and work on something else. I tried to save BCH from becoming a corporate coin. /u/georgedonnelly recently wrote a blog post about this -- I agree with him. BCH needs to remain grassroots and not controlled by 1 ill tempered guy.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 21:59:35
/r/btc/comments/i4vc3e/with_900_bch_being_mined_per_day_and_8_of_that/g0o7re7/

Most certainly not. https://read.cash/@NilacTheGrim/regarding-the-ifp-004f1d5c

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 08:48:57
/r/btc/comments/i4ri1a/rip_abc_we_thank_you_for_your_contribution_in/g0o7jaq/

A very good collection of links to be able to follow the thread of what has happened. Thanks you for preparing this.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 08:47:13
/r/btc/comments/i4svak/mining_if_youre_mining_through_a_pool_how_best_to/g0o6vyx/

I would imagine.. contacting the pool operator and other miners that mine on that pool and petition the pool operator to change the coinbase text should maybe work.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 08:42:05
/r/btc/comments/i59jk5/haipo_yang_openly_musing_about_confiscating/g0o5ao8/

Very hard, much money.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 08:29:23
/r/btc/comments/i5c0cj/joint_statement_from_bch_miners_regarding_bitcoin/g0o23q6/

Also currently ABC miners are signaling at 0%. If you are to go by this pie chart.. BCHN has 2.1% signaling and ABC has 0% signaling and the rest is "unknown". https://imgur.com/3FmZYtU Source: https://cash.coin.dance/blocks/summary

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 08:02:58
/r/btc/comments/i5c0cj/joint_statement_from_bch_miners_regarding_bitcoin/g0nyi8h/

Woah. This is huge. Thanks for posting this.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 07:29:38
/r/btc/comments/i5b4wm/i_remember_when_important_arguments_for_the_ifp/g0ntuvm/

I can see micropresident arguing this: "Technically everything is temporary. Even the Sun will eventually burn out..."

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 06:31:05
/r/btc/comments/i57yvc/so_how_did_the_18_million_get_spent/g0ntrko/

$8 million in *'ard moné*

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 06:29:35
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0ntgbg/

> Bch biggest ~~asset~~ liability FTFY

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 7, 2020 06:24:25
/r/btc/comments/i4qwmf/amaurys_endgame_run_his_own_coin_and_do_whatever/g0me72a/

Hmm from the way the medium post reads... it sounds like literally only 1 address. But we have to see the code, which does not yet exist.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 19:59:10
/r/btc/comments/i5056w/on_ifp_20_i_dont_want_to_say_i_told_you_so_but_i/g0mdwom/

I didn't know in 3D chess you could checkmate *yourself*...

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 19:56:24
/r/btc/comments/i4qosx/whew_that_went_quick/g0m3hvz/

> fork off. This assumes any miner would be willing to mine the fork. Unless ABC has some tricks up their sleeve -- I would be very surprised if this happened. But who knows. Haipo has been saying he wants to create new coins lately..

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:21:32
/r/btc/comments/i4qosx/whew_that_went_quick/g0m2zid/

I have to chime in here. I was in ABC back in June - September 2017. He was a very difficult person to collaborate with even then. Often insulting and passive aggressive, would lose his cool randomly, would misunderstand things and argue the wrong points or insist on his way or the highway without debate, etc. As project lead he should be setting clear expectations and defining goals, code standards, and other things. He would just get mad at you for not being a mind-reader. He also had 0 ability to mentor or to teach. If someone didn't know something or needed help, he would just sort of insult that person for not knowing something and tell them to look it up. If a change was being made that you disagreed with or you felt warranted more discussion, again, he would just get mad at you and insult you for not "getting it", without the ability to explain his point of view or why this change vs. that change needed to go through. 1/10... would not collaborate again.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:16:58
/r/btc/comments/i4qosx/whew_that_went_quick/g0m2p4y/

I think power may have corrupted him.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:14:26
/r/btc/comments/i4qosx/whew_that_went_quick/g0m2mwt/

OMFG I'm dying here laughing!! Thanks for this!!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:13:53
/r/btc/comments/i5056w/on_ifp_20_i_dont_want_to_say_i_told_you_so_but_i/g0m2ei5/

Heh, ok. So not to a tee exactly. But close!! :)

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:11:49
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0m27zr/

> Amaury, which is still a bright guy, would pull such a move without thinking he has a fighting chance. The way I see it, two possibilities: 1. He has a trick up his sleeve, such as some big pools agreeing to this 2. He's lost his marbles because: he now lives in a bubble of his own making, has gotten drunk on power, and his mind perceives a distorted version of reality as a result. 6 months ago I might have said (1). But we've seen miners reject IFP once already. Now I'm thinking (2) is the right answer.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:10:13
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0m1sz8/

[Install BCHN](https://bitcoincashnode.org) :) Worst case scenario it will be the safe option and will follow whatever soft fork ends up occurring.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:06:31
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0m1d4q/

A lot of the pools are already running BCHN* because it's 100x faster for mining big blocks . His value proposition to them now is: "Hey can you uninstall BCHN and install my software which is slower and has more orphan risk and also cuts your profits by 8%??.. thanks!" \* = I can't prove this -- they don't want to signal -- yet -- but I suspect a large number of hash is already using BCHN.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 18:02:39
/r/btc/comments/i4rfh5/bye_abc/g0m0xwl/

If we manage to depose ABC -- it's a win. It sends a strong signal that we don't take kindly to sabotage and we can fire our lead dev. Also going forward I really recommend we figure out a way to avoid anointing any 1 dev "mythical" status...

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 17:59:00
/r/btc/comments/i4qwmf/amaurys_endgame_run_his_own_coin_and_do_whatever/g0m04pb/

I hear "Bitcoin Cat" is [looking for a dev](https://twitter.com/yhaiyang/status/1291185550334951424).

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 17:52:05
/r/btc/comments/i5056w/on_ifp_20_i_dont_want_to_say_i_told_you_so_but_i/g0lz3q2/

I guess he meant to say it's a soft fork? But it most certainly is a consensus rule .. just it has weird properties being a soft fork. Like BCHN nodes will accept ABC-mined blocks that pay the tax (since they are just regular blocks with an extra output in coinbase tx) -- nothing funny about them. I guess that's what he was getting at? (Giving grandparent commenter benefit of the doubt here).

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 17:43:27
/r/btc/comments/hcmyvr/prediction_abc_will_unilaterally_pull_another_ifp/g0lv7eo/

This post turned out to be... a prophecy!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 17:11:35
/r/btc/comments/i4q3di/abc_in_november_two_improvements_will_be_made_to/g0ltn7w/

This is exactly what happened. And also [Calinstradamus predicted this](https://read.cash/@NilacTheGrim/calinstradamus-preditcion-12341-ifp-20-coming-in-nov-no-voting-just-mandatory-56dbc7be).

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 16:59:08
/r/btc/comments/i1f8ya/grasberg_will_make_weaken_the_sound_money/g0jmufp/

Well, there you go.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 6, 2020 06:37:59
/r/btc/comments/i4ffxo/who_is_the_face_of_bitcoin_cash_node/g0i899t/

Also I think I did your video livestream on the last fork day (May 15th).. ?

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 20:21:15
/r/btc/comments/i4ffxo/who_is_the_face_of_bitcoin_cash_node/g0i7g3h/

This was me at the BCH day live stream: https://youtu.be/EGddt-ryRDI?t=19762

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 20:14:02
/r/btc/comments/i3vsze/eli5_what_is_this_whole_debate_about_bitcoin_abc/g0i6gg7/

Yes: https://read.cash/@sha256_88ebd526/bitcoin-cash-bch-november-2020-upgrade-statement-f7c03159

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 20:05:14
/r/btc/comments/i3vsze/eli5_what_is_this_whole_debate_about_bitcoin_abc/g0i6d8n/

Flowee actually descends from Bitcoin Classic (remember that?) which was started as a fork of Bitcoin Core by Gavin Andresen.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 20:04:27
/r/btc/comments/i3vsze/eli5_what_is_this_whole_debate_about_bitcoin_abc/g0i68b9/

Everybody announced: https://read.cash/@sha256_88ebd526/bitcoin-cash-bch-november-2020-upgrade-statement-f7c03159

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 20:03:14
/r/btc/comments/i3vsze/eli5_what_is_this_whole_debate_about_bitcoin_abc/g0i5t1j/

- Prominent devs including some from ABC got together to collaborate on a DAA change to make block times more predictable and regular and less oscillatory - Mark Lundeberg invented and Jonathan Toomim refined an algorithm called ASERT which ended up being the best. - ABC liked it too, so they took it and modified it to add "historical drift correction" - Without agreement from the rest of the DAA workgroup, ABC announced their own DAA called Grasberg will be implemented in their node implementation for Nov. 15th upgrade. This DAA is basically ASERT + historical drift correction. - Basically: ABC wants to make block times 11.25 minutes for the next 6.5 years to correct for historical drift from the Bitcoin BTC days. You read that right: no more 10 minute block times. 11.25 minutes is "the new normal". - Nobody asked for this slowdown and the dev ecosystem now is revolting. Hopefully miners and exchanges will follow suit. See: https://read.cash/@sha256_88ebd526/bitcoin-cash-bch-november-2020-upgrade-statement-f7c03159 And: https://read.cash/@jtoomim/dark-secrets-of-the-grasberg-daa-a9239fb6

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 19:59:26
/r/btc/comments/i3w1jb/is_the_latest_daa_development_meeting_available/g0i5de0/

To be honest I found it amazingly entertaining and informative and inspiring (I saw it live). I should have had the wherewithal to screen record it. Some of the sharpest minds in BCH all in 1 virtual room. And it had some drama too. I.. highly recommend it when it does come out.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 19:55:31
/r/btc/comments/i3w1jb/is_the_latest_daa_development_meeting_available/g0i54te/

I thought he did great. He made it more professional than it would otherwise have been.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 19:53:25
/r/btc/comments/i4ffxo/who_is_the_face_of_bitcoin_cash_node/g0i4yxn/

https://bitcoincashnode.org/en/team

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 19:51:59
/r/btc/comments/i4bxft/in_an_alternate_universe_sometime_in_mid_july/g0i4cwn/

Very good post. The above would be an example of how to collaborate, and how to ask first your dev peers if something is a good idea, and then later on I imagine the next step being seeing how the community, miners, and exchanges feel about it and ask them too for input, how it would impact their business, etc. It's a huge change. None of that occurred... so.. here we are.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 19:46:37
/r/btc/comments/i4aqa5/bchn_faq_on_november_2020_bitcoin_cash_network/g0h5f8d/

Thanks. Freetrader actually is the master of professionalism. You should see his release notes. So thorough!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 15:08:09
/r/btc/comments/i45ngk/apparently_viabtc_has_anounced_an_independent/g0gk33t/

Could be. We'll see what he announces further. Could very well be.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 12:21:46
/r/btc/comments/i47zja/bitcoincashj_its_flipstarter_and_the_daa/g0gjzk3/

I love you Pokkst! Thanks for the update!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 12:20:57
/r/btc/comments/i4625d/bitcoin_cash_bch_november_2020_upgrade_statement/g0g57ie/

Yes, that's right. "Their *Ass(berg)* is *Grass(berg)*"

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 10:31:12
/r/btc/comments/i4625d/bitcoin_cash_bch_november_2020_upgrade_statement/g0g51wg/

Sign in comments of read.cash it may be added to main post later!

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 10:29:51
/r/btc/comments/i4625d/bitcoin_cash_bch_november_2020_upgrade_statement/g0g3n1e/

You can sign it in the comments in read.cash.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 10:18:05
/r/btc/comments/i45ngk/apparently_viabtc_has_anounced_an_independent/g0g0a85/

BCC: Bitcoin Cash China. The PoS coin nobody asked for.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 09:50:32
/r/btc/comments/i3nptc/does_amaury_insist_on_including_historical_drift/g0fk2jo/

> EDIT: not entirely true, but it's strange he was making a strong case against altering the block times, but then later justified it to correct historical drift I think Amaury tried to walk that back recently in chat rooms such as coinspice. I don't buy his argument. It's arbitrary goal post moving at best. Given the cost of changing block times, which he writes about in his previous blog posts -- changing them here has not been demonstrated to be justified or necessary considering those costs. Considering how controversial this has become, and divisive it has become -- that becomes even more true. I don't buy it. And yes, I believe this is **politically** motivated: 1. Create a precedent that ABC can and will mess around with the coin schedule. Normalization of that which was previously considered taboo, basically -- so that in the future more such fiddling with coin emissions can occur and become palatable. 2. Provoke dissenters to just go away/leave -- or choose to submit. 3. I also have a pet theory that this is his way to punish miners for not having voted for IFP. They get -12.5% coin reward now for 6.5 years as a punishment for not voting yes on IFP.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 07:12:01
/r/btc/comments/i42ei1/amaury_is_a_bad_actor_and_must_go_the_bitcoin/g0fheii/

I endorse this message. I believe we can do better and we also must reject unilateral decisions -- especially if they are demonstrably bad decisions. I'm 100% on-board with every word you just wrote.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 06:29:15
/r/btc/comments/i3f8zs/i_created_a_repo_for_bch_svg_assets_and_need_your/g0ff14z/

Yes. :) And I don't believe I have any SVG... unless someone wants to convert it to SVG (it is basic geometric shapes so should be easy).

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 05:48:12
/r/Buttcoin/comments/i2k9lg/chart_comparing_bitcoin_price_vs_tether_printing/g0fddhj/

A lot of the people I talk to in the crypto sphere think that the crazy economic insanity we are overdo to experience may keep the price afloat. They figure USD may inflate over the next year due to all the stimulus spending and that a lot o money was transferred "up" to people that are prone to invest anyway. All of this is what keeps them hoping for a bull market. I am not saying they are right .. I am just saying that's what the buzz is in the crypto sphere of the people I talk to. That being said, I tend to agree with you -- it's very very shaky ground that everything is built upon. The meteoric rise of USDT i recent months (began when COVID lockdowns began) is .. a ginormous red flag that you are right.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/Buttcoin on August 5, 2020 05:18:57
/r/btc/comments/i3f8zs/i_created_a_repo_for_bch_svg_assets_and_need_your/g0fd721/

Hmm. There's my little [Fulcrum project](https://github.com/cculianu/Fulcrum) but that is not user-facing, and has no real consistent brand aside from that image I hand-edited in GIMP.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 5, 2020 05:15:46
/r/cpp/comments/hmj4s5/c_is_brilliant/g0fd34j/

I know where you are coming from and yes, there is a cost to all of this. There is also a benefit -- backwards compatibility has the added bonus of feeling "safe" and "sound". It's like having an old stable bank you know won't go bust tomorrow. C++, while a large investment, seems to be a good investment since it stands the test of time and also is the "lingua franca" of underlying systems (just about every major thing we depend on is written in C and C++). Those things are so attractive to me -- and the language has evolved in such a good direction in the last 10 years (and continues to do so) -- that I am optimistic and enthusiastic about it again. I realize this doesn't address your criticisms of the language which are valid .. but it just adds some optimism about the good things.. to counterbalance the argument a little bit.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/cpp on August 5, 2020 05:13:50
/r/WTF/comments/i2xjpv/is_that_a_russian_labrador/g0dwrsf/

That took a dark turn unexpectedly...

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/WTF on August 4, 2020 18:53:02
/r/WTF/comments/i2xjpv/is_that_a_russian_labrador/g0dwm3t/

Whaaaaaaa??

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/WTF on August 4, 2020 18:51:39
/r/cpp/comments/i3lgy0/is_a_string_just_an_array_of_char/g0dux4e/

Since C++11, the standard requires this. They are always nul-terminated. The nul byte lives in the index [size()] (so unlike a vector<char>, .size() is not the actual full byte size).

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/cpp on August 4, 2020 18:37:17
/r/cpp/comments/i3lgy0/is_a_string_just_an_array_of_char/g0dup88/

While it can have nul characters embedded within it, it is guaranteed nul-terminated by the standard since C++11. https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/string/basic_string

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/cpp on August 4, 2020 18:35:27
/r/Buttcoin/comments/i2k9lg/chart_comparing_bitcoin_price_vs_tether_printing/g0duelw/

My conclusion is that the price of Bitcoin is almost certainly heavily manipulated and this has disaster written all over it. Especially true since USDT has shot up parabolically and price hasn't moved *that* much. Back to retail interest though: How is retail interest measured? By subtracting market cap from USDT? Or? I imagine to measure it accurately you would need real information about which exchanges have people transferring funds to buy crypto, right? Or am I misunderstanding this...?

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/Buttcoin on August 4, 2020 18:33:03
/r/btc/comments/i31uzj/george_donnelly_no_longer_represents_abc_in_an/g0dfgjb/

> mind-boggling campaign in support of irrational decisions. Ha ha, this is gold. Just about the most succinct way to put it. Absolutely. Ha ha ha.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 16:38:45
/r/btc/comments/i31uzj/george_donnelly_no_longer_represents_abc_in_an/g0df2lj/

> dang I might have to apologize to Nilac. You don't need to apologize man. Reddit is a battle royale. I know what I'm getting into when I come here. I do appreciate your.. change of heart... which is.. unexpected.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 16:36:04
/r/cpp/comments/i3lgy0/is_a_string_just_an_array_of_char/g0ctqli/

It’s a nul terminated array of char with methods ... Yes.. std::string guarantees nul in the .size() Index

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/cpp on August 4, 2020 14:22:05
/r/Buttcoin/comments/i2k9lg/chart_comparing_bitcoin_price_vs_tether_printing/g0cn0j7/

It’s this. Im a crypto community person and all the people in my community that are close to me think Tether is a Scam. I do agree that we may be in for a rude awakening as far as price goes ... you guys in this community should stock up on popcorn.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/Buttcoin on August 4, 2020 13:38:41
/r/Buttcoin/comments/i2k9lg/chart_comparing_bitcoin_price_vs_tether_printing/g0cmmvj/

What does retail interest represent in this chart and what is the data source? Honest question.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/Buttcoin on August 4, 2020 13:36:29
/r/btc/comments/i3f8zs/i_created_a_repo_for_bch_svg_assets_and_need_your/g0clm0b/

Ohhhh.. now I see why you needed that svg from Electronic Cash

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 13:30:28
/r/btc/comments/i3g6eq/the_story_of_how_bchs_daa_came_to_be/g0ckcis/

Yes correct. We’ll see what happens.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 13:23:17
/r/LockdownSkepticism/comments/i3fxrt/melbourne_police_can_now_enter_homes_without/g0ciyw0/

Also even if they find nothing the mere thought of them entering your home uninvited is itself enough. Who wants to live that way? Nobody comes over ever unless I let them in by choice, without the coercive forces of the state.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/LockdownSkepticism on August 4, 2020 13:14:42
/r/btc/comments/i3g6eq/the_story_of_how_bchs_daa_came_to_be/g0cik2i/

Well he is Craig Wrong

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 13:12:01
/r/btc/comments/i3g6eq/the_story_of_how_bchs_daa_came_to_be/g0cih54/

He can. Mathematically, Grasberg is just ASERT plus an extra feedback loop on top for drift correction.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 13:11:29
/r/btc/comments/i3g6eq/the_story_of_how_bchs_daa_came_to_be/g0ci9qs/

Inspiring. I too felt the warmth and the optimism as this was being developed. I think this can be the way BCH operates. If we use such evidence based approaches we can outcompete all the other top 5 coins.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 13:10:07
/r/LockdownSkepticism/comments/i3fxrt/melbourne_police_can_now_enter_homes_without/g0bzz0d/

Yeah and the thing is you only need to plant the seeds to manipulate a subreddit and change the culture of a subreddit to prefer a narrative. Moderators can prefer certain types of posts and suppress others is the most brute force way. The other is astroturfing and vote manipulation so that comments and posts that disagree get downvoted and attacked into oblivion. If you do that successfully then the subreddit takes on a particular culture and set of opinions that are “valued“ and rewarded. People that virtue signals those opinions get rewarded with upvotes... people that disagree get scorned and downvoted. If you plant the right seeds... The thing runs itself after a while and the community keeps pushing forward the same world view with minimal maintenance cost. It literally runs itself once you get it going.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/LockdownSkepticism on August 4, 2020 11:04:11
/r/btc/comments/i32k7m/dark_secrets_of_the_grasberg_daa/g0bobif/

> The only reason why we had so much political strife in the past was because Amaury was always behind the scenes stirring it up. Then, when things would start to look dire, he'd step in and solve the problem with decisive action. It's his MO. I’m really glad you see this too.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 09:30:17
/r/LockdownSkepticism/comments/i3fxrt/melbourne_police_can_now_enter_homes_without/g0bo8qu/

I’m beginning to believe subreddits like that one are heavily manipulated.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/LockdownSkepticism on August 4, 2020 09:29:30
/r/btc/comments/i3b8m1/ifif_abc_were_willing_to_compromise_with_the_rest/g0bhr4a/

I personally believe you're right. The underlying psychological or tactical goal is/was to provoke a crisis and a split. I was hoping it would be something more boneheaded like IFP 2.0 -- but I guess 11.25 minute block times was enough to trigger it.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 08:16:54
/r/btc/comments/i3b8m1/ifif_abc_were_willing_to_compromise_with_the_rest/g0bhn3j/

> What is there to discuss further. Neither side seems interested in compromise. That's simply a false statement.

Commented by /u/NilacTheGrim in /r/btc on August 4, 2020 08:15:31
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