Need a room for the Chicago Bitcoin conference? One available - 2 beds, 2 bath
I booked two rooms for the Chicago Conference this month but I'll only need one. Instead of cancelling the other, I thought I'd see if anyone in the community wants to use it. I'll be checking in July 18th and leaving July 21st - changing these dates will require cancelling the original reservation and I won't be able to get the same rate so anyone interested will be responsible for all three nights. Details: Hotel - Hilton Chicago 2 Double Beds, 2 full separate bathrooms Non Smoking Room PM me for price. Bitcoin gladly accepted! (cross posted from bitcointalk.org: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=682334.0)
Charlie Lee's (aka coblee) final thoughts on Merged Mining
I'm glad to see that my post has got the community talking. This is what I wanted to do. Sorry for trying to scare you guys into action. Most shibes do not realize how bad the situation is and will become. I was around when Namecoin went through the rollercoaster difficulty problem and had to merged mine in 2011. I've mined Namecoin and I have also mined Namecoin merged mined with Bitcoin. I created Litecoin and spent 3 years working on it seeing it go from a CPU coin to a GPU coin and now a ASIC coin. I've seen many coins get attacked for lulz. So there are only a few people that truly understands the situation you are in as well as I do. Most of them are happy to sit back and make popcorn. But, I felt responsible for doing something (anything) to try to help. The first time I approached you guys, I thought it was win/win for Dogecoin and Litecoin. Today, it's pretty much only to help Dogecoin survive. I own some Doge, not a trivial amount but also not a huge amount. So I won't lose sleep over it if it goes to 0, but I am definitely not doing this to protect my investment. And I don't make posts to try to manipulate the market. You may not have liked the way I presented the facts in my post. Some think it's FUD. Maybe I did do a little of that to scare people to action. But whatever the case, at least it's working. Some of you hate me. Some of you think that I'm an egotistical maniac that just came here to gloat and say I told you so. Whatever. I'm too thick-skinned to let this bother me. I do what I feel is right. All I know is that I will hate to live with the fact that I knowingly let dogecoin get attacked when I could have done something about it. Maybe it's because if Litecoin is my child, Dogecoin is my grandchild (or is it my child's dog?) The community and good will you have built in such a short time is admirable. I would hate to see it get destroyed by someone doing it for lulz. And if Dogecoin does get attacked, it will be bad for all of crypto-currency. Dogecoin introduced a lot of new people to crypto-currency. These people will be hurt the most. And that's bad for everyone. I still see a lot of confusion about merged mining, and I would like to clarify as much as I can:
This is not an offer from me or Litecoin. I am just proposing a solution. You can do whatever you want and I can't stop you.
If you do decide to merged mine, TheMage and I (and others) will do whatever we can to convince pools to merged mine.
Merged mining will fix your hashrate problem so that you would never to worry about hashrate and can concentrate on what's more important.
Merged mining does not merge our community, our devs, or anything for that matter. Litecoin users hate that just as much as you guys hate it.
Merged mining is not the only viable option. You should explore all the options and decide what's best for Dogecoin.
I truly believe something needs to be done now. You do not have much more time to wait.
Lastly, no solution will please everyone. So the dev team will need to make a decision after weighing everything. But inaction is the worst decision.
And if you have questions about how merged mining works, please read my whole merged mining AMA again. It answers all your questions about why merged mining does not hurt dogecoin price. And why merged mining is really the best solution to this unique problem. I will be around to answer any questions. (But please read the AMA first) And I am at the Chicago Bitcoin conference today and will be at CoinCongress in San Francisco on Wednesday/Thursday. If anyone wants to approach me to talk in person, I will be glad to. I don't bite... really, I don't. :) *EDIT: I tipped the top posts each 1000 doge until I ran out of coins. I got most of these coins as thanks when I did the AMA. Figure I should pass these back to people who are contributing to this conversation. Thanks! *
Pulling together a goofy bitcoin vid that i am going to hand out at chicago bitcoin conference. Help me remember all the bitcoin catchphrases we have all come to love. The ones i know..hodl...to the moon...preorder. what are other bitcoin phrases we have all come to recognize.
This is my first go with the thoughts format, and I intend to try to do one per week or so. I figured today is a good time to start since it sounds like quintin3265 has hands full for the next few days. Three types of auction buyers I know, we all want the auction talk to be over. It is still relevant though, as some of those buyers will be coming out to make big purchases at some point. I want to touch on the thought process of a few different types of buyers, and how their money might come into play in the future. As we saw from some of the leaked emails, it sounds like the $200k deposits will be refunded no later than next week, which means by the end of next week these funds could be in play.
Deal Seekers. These are fill or kill types who were only buying if they could get a quick turn around for profit. These buyers, like Alex Waters, will probably not be pumping $15M into the market.
Low Ballers. These buyers are buying bitcoin or planning on buying bitcoin, but they were bidding low on the hope that they could scoop up more coins for the same price. These buyers should already have money in the exchanges, and will likely be transferring their deposits immediately into exchanges. Dont expect huge market orders from these buyers, but we should see some strong support, as these buyers stand by to purchase on dips.
Losers. These are buyers who are interested in BTC at market price, now. I wouldnt count on there being many of them, and they may have already filled thier orders, but these are buyers who want/need a large position and simply wanted to make that purchase without moving the market (which is a deal in and off itself). All of there money should be in play. Again, they may have exhausted some funds already, but they are still waiting on their deposit to be returned, so there should be another wave of buying coming soon.
The auction fallout isnt complete. We correctly called the auction as a bullish event, so anything more should be gravy. Keep your eyes open next week for some potential big buys as funds are freed. On the same hand, expect to see some manipulation. These are all big players, they arent simply going to be mashing out market buys. Tim Draper has no idea what he is doing, and that is okay Poor Tim seemed a bit clueless at the press conference, but that is perfectly fine by me. As I pointed out in the /bitcoinmarkets daily thread, Im actually relieved that someone bought them for an original reason. Mr. Draper doesnt seem to have the best grasp on how bitcoin works, but someone still managed to convince him that purchasing a large quantity was a good idea. More so than that, he was convinced to purchase bitcoin as an investment in bitcoin infrastructure. Think about that for a second, this is a guy who does not yet have a firm grasp on the technical aspects of bitcoin, yet he sees enough promise in the ideas of bitcoin to make an investment in bitcoin infrastructure. To top that, this is an investment in meaningful infrastructure. Any VC can throw cash at Coinbase or Bitpay and pretend that they are investing in bitcoin. That is easy. These businesses have revenue. They are established. It takes some balls to decide you are going to invest in bitcoin infrastructure where very little exists. Tim Draper may have come off as a bumbling idiot, but he just took one of the most aggressive bull stances we have seen so far. NYDFS, Soonish? I didnt anticipate them being on time, but the media has suggested that it will be in the first half of July now. A couple weeks late is fine by me, I think the auction would have subtracted far to much from this important event. This wont be a market moving event from day one, but this will set the groundwork for for money companies to enter the bitcoin space, and it will clarify the regulatory burden as new businesses open up. This should also provide states with a rough idea of how to structure their own regulations. Having a clear regulatory environment is critical in this phase. We have gone as far as we can with shoe string startups, we need some strong players now. Sorry bitcoin_charlie, but buying bitcoin at MoneyGram stations was never going to work long term. We currently have one option to buy bitcoins via ACH. One. This should change, and it should change relatively quick. This brings me to my next thought... Circle! Yes, the most promising vaporware of the year! As I have been saying for several months, I think Circle has been waiting for the NYDFS guidelines. Jeremy Allaire has been very pro regulation. His business is based in New York. It only makes sense that he would be holding out for the proper framework. Coicidence or not, his comments that Circle should be available by the end of the month affirms this in my mind. Im not so sure that Circle will bring much to the table, but it will provide some much needed competition for Coinbase. Since they have been less than forthcoming on their actual product, it is simply pointless to try to figure out what they are offering, but from what we know, it should make purchasing BTC much easier. Buying from a credit card is something most people can understand, and it provides us with a good response to the most annoying question "How do I buy bitcoins with a credit card?". I also have a feeling that they have something else up their sleeves, as they raised a significant amount of capital, hopefully they have put that to good use and will have a revolutionary feature as well. To wrap things up, is anyone going to the Chicago Bitcoin conference later this month? Im considering it, as I have never had an opportunity to attend one. Is it worth waking up at 6am to ride the South Shore for a couple hours, twice in one weekend? Let me know what you guys think, and if anyone here wants to meet up, I will buy a round of drinks!
Representation at North American Bitcoin Conference - Chicago
Hello Vertans, Is anyone interested in supporting some representation at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago (http://btcchicago.com/)? I live in the Milwaukee area and it would be a reasonable drive to the conference. Tickets are $275 and I am not a rich man... but, if enough people want to sponsor me, I can go and take some merch to give away, business cards, that sort of thing. So, maybe we set a funding goal of like... $1000? Enough for the ticket and good merchandise to give away there. I could give away: Crypto cards pre-loaded with 5VTC Tshirts Stickers Biz cards Any other ideas? If you need some credibility, please go through my previous posts. I contribute to a variety of projects including porting bkchaind's block explorer for vertcoin hosted @ http://vtc.sovereignshare.com/exp, creating info graphics... My github account is here https://github.com/a432511. If we don't meet a pre-agreed upon goal, I can refund all the Vertcoin donated back to the address it was sent from. Let me know what you all think. Cheers! Edit: Either we can use this address to donate to (just created to keep these transactions separate) or some escrow: Vk5bWkYxcGbNAUxbdEfaJTqu18JWT3Vf7L
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