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The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 1
Published by bComm Association on 30 Jan 2019
Bitcoin as a Data Storage Ledger
Looking at all of the data storage potential of Bitcoin (BSV)
Streamed live by Bitcoin and Beyond on 29 Jan 2019
Daniel Krawisz / SBS - Bitcoin Transformation / Crypto Consciousness
Streamed Live by Bitcoin SV Crypto Channel on 25.01.2019
_unwriter tweeted on Jan 24, 2019:
Just made a media viewer for Bitcoin single push data images.
Store a data-uri for an image or an html img tag in a single OP_RETURN push data transaction, and enter the tx hash here.
An example submitted by @derekm00r3:
_unwriter / BitcoinMediaUpload
Upload Image to Bitcoin
- simple.js: use datapay to upload an image. Just put an image file in the same folder and change the code to the filename.
- build.js: Same as simple.js but instead of sending, you can build the transaction and export. Then you can submit it manually to public insight endpoints that accept raw tx broadcast
- pipe.js: Using a Bitpipe approach. Set up a microservice that accepts Datapay JSON payload and broadcast. This can be powerful if you want to open up the image uploader to other people for free.
Published by @_unwriter on Jan 25, 2019
Published by Shadders on Jan 24, 2019
The unfuckening of OP_RETURN
OP_RETURN is an op code that has long been known as a mechanism for embedding data in the blockchain is a way that allows miners to ignore if they want to so as to save on storage if they deemed necessary. It has a long and checkered history that involved the usual story of core adding limits to 'protect' users from themselves. These limits have a very significant place in bitcoin's history causing many serious projects and people to abandon Bitcoin BTC. Ethereum itself only exists today because this limit drove Vitalik away from bitcoin to seek an alternative. They could have and would have done everything they did on the BTC blockchain is they'd been allowed as far as I know from the publicly available narrative.
We’re about to take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole of on chain data storage really goes. Tokenized is ready for this, yours.org is ready for this, @_unwriter and his plethora of tools are ready for this as are others. Calvin Ayre has previously spoken of the ‘Cambrian explosion’ of creativity and I believe that unbounded-by-anything-except-fees data storage will be a key trigger for this. The unfuckening continues, one limit at a time.
"The truth is that Bitcoin was always quantum resistant. It stems from the scripting language, the very part of Bitcoin that allows it to be safe from any future attack is also one of the things that Core and BTC have done their utmost to subvert."
Craig Wright on Jan 24, 2019
Bitcoin and Quantum Computing
TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY.
Introducing: Haven - Shop, Chat, and Send Cryptocurrencies Privately
Published by Haven App on Jan 17, 2019
OB1, the company leading the development of the decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar, is announcing Haven, a brand new super-app that enables users to shop, chat, and send cryptocurrencies privately from their mobile device. Learn more at gethaven.app
Shadders Discusses the BSV Tech Pillars
Bitstocks Crypto Podcast Episode #10
Published by Bitstocks TV on 15 Jan 2019
Bitstocks CTO, David Arakelian chats with nChain Technical Director, Steve Shadders about the 4 tech pillars behind BitcoinSV (scaling, security, instant transactions and stability).
For newbs or those in the dark, read this to get redpilled about why Bitcoin SV (BSV) is the real Bitcoin.
Posted by u/cryptorebel on Jan 13, 2019
Someone recently asked me in PM to redpill them about why BSV is the real Bitcoin, and here is my response below. We could make this an informative sticky post, so if I forgot anything or people want to contribute please comment below and we can edit it as we go (1/13/19):
Ok, well Core obviously can't be bitcoin, it has segwit which has a whole host of problems, along with a strangled 1MB cap on block size. The fees got outrageous and they basically destroyed adoption and set back Bitcoin adoption by years.
So we forked off with BCH to preserve the original vision of Satoshi. I was on the front lines as one of the first pushing the idea of a split to preserve the ledger if segwit ever activated. Segwit is horrible because it breaks the chain of signatures and the definition of Bitcoin in the whitepaper as explained here by Peter Rizun. It has a lot of other problems too introduced by the kludge code as well, like the "anyonecanspend" vulnerability, as well as enhancing other problems that already exist with P2SH. It causes problems with validationless mining. It is a nightmare. Some are even saying there is a critical bug in segwit that will be revealed this year, including a mysterious warning post by Satoshi on twitter. Core wanted to shove segwit down our throats, and said we could never have big blocks, so we went off on BCH to follow Satoshi's vision.
Unfortunately during the split, the ABC group somehow thought they are the boss dictators of a decentralized project. We endured things for a while, and were able to stave off some of their radical change proposals. But now they have crossed the line with radical changes that break and damage the system. The whole split with ABC and BSV happened when Amaury said he would take actions to irritate many, by prioritizing "pre-consensus". Basically they are moving away from POW and Satoshi's design of Nakamoto Consensus to a new design called "avalanche", which is more similar to POS. They even added centralized checkpoints and 10 block reorg protection during the split, meaning the ABC chain is completely centralized. Deadalnix the lead ABC dev is even planning to add segwit malfix to BCH, when the entire split with Core happened because of segwit. The guy even refers to himself as a shitlord dictator. They said that they own the ticker and they don't even care about miner vote,or the white paper,or Nakamoto Consensus.
BSV had 80-90% of the hash power leading to the fork. Here is a post showing they had over 85% hash rate supporting SV. Then Roger and others rented hash to 51% attack the chain. Here is Roger on Twitter bragging that he is moving his pool hash for the 51% attack. They are using censorship and propaganda as well. For example I was a huge contributor to /r/btc starting Tipping Tuesday giving thousands of dollars worth of BCH to newbs and promoting their sub, and I was the #5 biggest tipper, and the most frequent tipper of all time according to bitcoin.com, and I was banned because I support SV, even when they complain about /r/bitcoin censorship and claim they allow free speech, they are liars and hypocrites. There are even lawsuits against them over the 51% attack.
ABC is not Bitcoin at all, they also refuse to raise the blocksize limit the same as Core and they are stuck at 32MB. They said 22MB was the maximum possible, but now BSV proved them wrong by mining a 103MB block, a world record. If we want Bitcoin to be sound money for the world we have to build giant capacity now. We need to solve the "Fidelity Problem" as described by Jeff Garzik. The block reward is running out and we must sustain ourselves on fees over time or the system fails. We need to show the world the huge capacity we can handle, so giant companies and institutions, and central banks will build their tokens on our blockchain. This is how we spread Bitcoin to the world. Fiat tokens issued by central banks on BSV is one of the stepping stones to worldwide adoption.
The ABC community wants to change to a POS model, or have a dictator, or have social consensus to decide governance. Some of them even say it is ok to increase the 21 million cap using social consensus. I don't believe such governance mechanisms will work, they lead to oligarchy and corruption, and tyranny. We couldn't have such governance or democratic voting decide the properties of gold, and the properties of Bitcoin should not be changed easily either. If we want sound money we need a stable protocol and not a protocol that forks and changes things every 6 months like ABC does. They also have other problems in their roadmap like merklix trees, which introduce more vulnerabilities over time. Nobody wants to build on a chain that is constantly changing, and nobody can trust it as sound money. Only POW governance will work, as nChain's paper explains other systems degrade to oligarchy. This was Satoshi's design.
Bitcoin is a very clever economic and game theoretic incentive system, and these young naive developers are trying to mess with a system that they do not understand. Most people do not understand these things, so the market is having trouble discerning the true Bitcoin. Over time as we scale, it will be clear. We are lucky that we have been able to preserve Satoshi's vision and design with BitcoinSV, it is the one and true Bitcoin. At the end of the day they can steal the ticker and use propaganda and dirty tricks, but it is not so easy to stop the Honey Badger in the long term. We will go on to spread sound money and economic freedom worldwide. Come join us /r/bitcoincashSV.
"We can now demonstrate the remarkable fact, first shown by Wang , that for any Turing machine T there is an equivalent Turing machine TN that never changes a once-written symbol!
In fact, we will construct a two-symbol machine TN that can only change blank squares on its tape to 1's but can not change a 1 back to a blank."
Marvin Minsky (1967)
Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines
How to Have Success in Life and Bitcoin SV with Craig Wright
Published by Paul Democritou on 11 Jan 2019
What is Bitcoin?
This video explains in less than 2 minutes what is Bitcoin and its unique features in a practical way that is simple to understand for anyone.
Published by BitcoinVideos on 4 Jan 2019
"That's the cutest fucking thing I've ever seen"
Posted by u/endlessness on 10 Jan 2019
Why CLTV was a bad idea
Published by Craig Wright on Jan 8, 2019
People seem to have a misplaced idea that the SegWit-coin (BTC) Core developers are even adequate developers who understand Bitcoin and seek to make it work. Such ends cannot be logically constructed in the same sentence. They either understood Bitcoin and are seeking to subvert it, or they have no concept of Bitcoin. Such developers cannot simultaneously be adequate and understand the system; the results and outcome of their changes to BTC from Bitcoin preclude such an eventuality.
CLTV or CheckLockTimeVerify was not some new idea and concept discovered by Core and implemented in 2015. It is in fact an OLD rejected proposal that has been resurrected to allow the introduction of a parasitic protocol that has no relationship to Bitcoin (and, in fact, does not work — see the Lightning Network).
OP_BLOCKNUMBER dates to late 2010. It was discussed in both forums and private communications with multiple people.
CLTV is not needed. It was basically declared a bad idea — time and time again. Yet, as soon as the fools that wanted to play took charge, they decided to experiment and break what they did not understand.
An immutable file and data store
Published by Craig Wright on Jan 6, 2019
This week, I will cover a system that can be used to create a secure file store.
Our user, Alice, has an ECDSA public key:
- Pa(0) is her public key (it can be registered with a PKI CA) which is not used as a Bitcoin address. She does not publicly link the “identity key” to her Bitcoin addresses. Rather, she can use the technique in PCT application number PCT/IB2017/050856 to create a deterministic sub key that does link to a used Bitcoin address. We will call it method 42 hereafter. There are other patents in the entire process, but such is enough for the post.
- Da(0) is the Secret Key Alice uses to sign messages with Pa(0).
- Pa(1) is a deterministic key based on the method above, and is associated with a Bitcoin address. Such an address can be used to hold a file, a contract, an invoice, or even an image safely and securely for as long as the user desires.
- F(1) is the first file. It has a hash using a common hash function (such as but not limited to SHA256).
To illustrate how it is possible to build upon such a technique to provide yet further innovations, here is one example of how the technique can be used to secure a file (of any type, but we will use an image file as the example) in a digital wallet (that acts as an app). Public/private key pairs are often used in relation to digital wallets.
Will The Dark Overlord Bring Down The Deep State?
In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on the biggest hack the media is ignoring. Will the Dark Overlord bring down the Deep State by releasing everything they have? Or will members of the establishment pay the bitcoin ransom and bury these documents forever?
Published by WeAreChange on 4 Jan 2019
→ bitcoin.org [BTC]
→ bitcoincash.org [BCH]
→ bitcoinsv.io [BSV]
→ bitcointalk.org [BTC]
→ bitco.in/forum [Bitcoin]
→ /r/bitcoin [BTC]
→ /r/btc [Bitcoin]
→ /r/bitcoincash [BCH]
→ /r/bitcoinsv [BSV]
Developer & Miner
→ blockstream.com [BTC]
→ bitcoin.com [BTC/BCH]
→ btc.com [BTC/BCH]
→ bitmain.com [BTC/BCH]
→ bitcoinabc.org [BCH]
→ nchain.com [BSV]
→ bitcoinfoundation.org [BTC]
→ association.cash [BCH]
→ bcommassociation.com [BSV]
Posted by theymos on January 03, 2019
The foundations of Bitcoin were set in stone 10 years ago today with the creation of the genesis block, and Bitcoin version 0.1 was officially released a week later. Version 0.1 was amazingly complete, and even more impressively, it had very few bugs. It also had great forward-compatibility, with explicit support for future softforks in the form of the OP_NOPn opcodes. Before anyone knew how a decentralized cryptocurrency would even work, Satoshi was figuring out how to add to Bitcoin things like smart contracts and payment channels. This is incredible, and a lot of people look at Satoshi's amazing accomplishments with Bitcoin and say stuff like, "Satoshi must be a crypto super-genius, the next Einstein." This, I think, is very much missing the point.
When Satoshi was working on Bitcoin in 2007-2009, almost all of the core ideas of Bitcoin were well-known in the cryptography community. In 1996, a summary of previous academic work on electronic cash was published, talking at length about most of the low-level cryptographic primitives used in Bitcoin and using familiar terms like "double spending". Hashcash proof-of-work was well-known, and I remember reading about it prior to Bitcoin as an idea to prevent email spam. git uses the same unbreakable chain of hashes as Bitcoin's block chain, and was first released in 2005. Satoshi made one major leap: combining all these pieces to prevent double spending through a PoW block chain. This was impressive, but the same flash of brilliance could've happened to anyone who was following this stuff.
Satoshi is not awesome because he was watching the crypto world and had a brilliant idea. He's awesome because upon having this idea, he carried it out. You know what I would've done if this idea had come to me? I probably would've mentioned it to a few people, maybe written some very basic code if I was feeling especially ambitious. You know what Satoshi did? He spent 2+ years contemplating every possible aspect of the system he could think of, and wrote code that worked brilliantly in the real world. Satoshi's code was good, but anyone who had read a good C++ book could've written similarly-good code. Anyone who had taken an intro crypto course or read a few books on the subject would understand Satoshi's usage of crypto primitives. The task of creating Bitcoin required a small flash of brilliance, moderate skill, and an unbelievably huge amount of dedication to thinking about, coding, and testing the system until it worked exactly as envisioned.
Satoshi's lesson is that you don't need to be the next Einstein in order to change the world. Nor do you need to have much money, or influence with the world's "movers & shakers". You just need to put in the effort. Satoshi, probably just an ordinary hobbyist like anyone here, saw that something was lacking in the Universe, and he fought tooth-and-nail for 2+ years until this imperfection was corrected. This is what makes Satoshi and his work my greatest inspiration.
Bitcoin has come a long way in 10 years, but it still has much more room to grow, with both major challenges and major opportunities ahead. How Bitcoin moves forward - how Satoshi's work continues - is for as many people as possible to take personal responsbility for improving the Bitcoin ecosystem, creating interesting things, and changing the world for the better. Since we've long passed the moon, I hope you'll join me in aiming for the stars.