I can't believe the 'asics are bad' meme still has any legs.

Shortsighted narrow minded thinking at its finest.

The 7x bump in hash rate since last year doesn't get enough attention. Look at that chart. Insane.

2,127 bitcoiners have posted 19,435 times on this instance alone.

That's not including the bitcoiners running their own instances or using a different instance.

Pretty impressive Mastodon adoption in such a short time period. 👌

Confirming what most of us have theorized for awhile now, bitmain has been propping up the price of bitcoin cash.

They are also the only reason bch hasn't been the target of 51% attacks, yet.

If I'm reading this right their current holdings are ~1M bitcoin cash, ~22k bitcoin, ~930k litecoin, ~312k dash, ~1100 ethereum, and
about $19M USD worth of various other altcoins.

FWIW take these numbers with a grain of salt since they are self reported.

twitter.com/Excellion/status/1

Bitcoin devs are intentionally conservative in order to prevent mistakes like these. This bug was easily avoidable.

"After seeing the minimal review the changes had undergone and the large number of lines changed, I thought it reasonably likely that a bug might have slipped in"

Bitcoin dev Cory Fields discovered a BCH vulnerability that could have resulted in a split chain and substantial loss of funds. He responsibly(and anonymously) reported it to BCH devs and they fixed it before it could be exploited. Read this.

medium.com/@coryfields/http-co

- Sample size: 2000 american adults
- 8% of respondents own bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies
- Ownership by income bracket:
$100k+ - 7%
$50k to 75k - 11%
Less than $50k - 7%
- 41% say they will never buy bitcoin (we'll see about that)

fortune.com/2018/08/09/buy-bit

Bitcoin Mastodon

A mastodon instance for Bitcoin Maximalists.
No scams, no shitcoin, no impersonation, no begging, and no illegal content.
Keep it civil and we should all survive :)