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Bitcoin Token Full Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G46xijtmnng&t=30s
Bitcoin Token Full Review Was up guys I want to talk about Bitcoin Token and all of its cool features like the Masternode, Staking Wallet and even owning your own full node using a Raspberry Pi, Plus some managed to create a Mining Rig or somewhat of a "Staking Rig" for BTCT. Oh and here's the links to what you see in this video =))
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** Bitcoin Token Main Website **
https://www.bitcointoken.pw
** Bitcoin Token Ann Page **
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?top...
** Bitcoin Token CoinMarketCap & CoinGecko **
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/...
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/bi...
**Bitcoin Token Block Explorer **
http://explorer.bitcointoken.pw/
** Bitcoin Token Medium Page **
https://medium.com/@bitcointokenbtct
** Bitcoin Token Telegram **
https://t.me/bitcointokenbtct
** Bitcoin Token Twitter Page **
https://twitter.com/_bitcointoken
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Weekly Update: ParJar hits 1k, aXpire appeal to PAR fam, Fantom crushing it, 2gether presale... - 15 Mar - 21 Mar'19

Weekly Update: ParJar hits 1k, aXpire appeal to PAR fam, Fantom crushing it, 2gether presale... - 15 Mar - 21 Mar'19
Sup Guys! Here’s another detailed update for the week that was at Parachute (15-21 Mar’19):

We reached 1000 members in ParJar this week! This called for a celebration Parena. And games master Jason answered the call with a battlefest like never before. Alexis beat FwBastille in a long and bloody finale to take home a big chunk from the 300k PAR pot. March Madness is now live! Hope you made good picks. Brackets are locked and now visible. 475k PAR is on the table. If you want to watch the tourney, stream here. Parachute + aXpire hosted DoTA 2 competition is still open for entries. 1.25M PAR + 10k AXPR on the line. Get in! Click here for more details. The teams will play on 6th April 8 PM EST. Did you make your entry for the charity Parena yet? It will be held on 14 April and is a buy-in Parena. Make a minimum 5 USD donation to Clinton’s charity either through ParJar (tip Clinton) or directly (share proof with Jason) and stand a chance to win a unique t-shirt.
Alexis’ Shrike’s journey to victory in the 1k celebration Parena
aXpire has officially entered the prestigious list of tokens (“The Pool”) that will be voted on for listing on Ethfinex (voting starts on 2nd April). aXpire calls on the Parachute community to help them get over the final hurdle. You’ll need EVTs (Ethfinex Voting Tokens) to vote for aXpire. Check out this article on how to get EVT. aXpire will rebate the community for their ETH spent on EVT voted. Make sure to submit details of your EVT purchase and vote to get the rebate. Also, there's an additional draw for a chance to win 1000 USD in AXPR for voters. Details here. Let’s do this folks! Let’s get on Ethfinex! In more aXpire news, 10k more AXPR was burnt as part of the weekly burn event. Still figuring out, how to use MatchBX to find work? Have a look at this cool infographic to get your questions answered. aXpire was listed on Blockfolio signals this week. All Blockfolio users who track AXPR or have it added to their portfolio will now get updates from the team through push notifications. At aXpire, the team strives to make a positive dent on the world. Here’s their positive dent for this week: Visiting SOS Children’s Villages in India. Pictures from the event coming soon!
The Pool. Get voting, folks!
This has been the biggest week at 2gether yet! Let’s see if I can cover it all in one paragraph. 2gether took part in a pitching contest at CryptoMondays Madrid for tickets to Paris Blockchain Week and won! The winner was determined by the audience. Here’s a few pics from the event. 2gether’s Eurozone expansion beyond Spain was featured on Coindesk and shared by FinTech Futures. Crypto Zombie also featured the card in his video around the 19:27 mark. Some more notable features were on Bitcoin.com and BlockTV. The presale ANN also went up this week! Get in on the discussion. A good question or thoughtful post on BCT can earn you some sweet 2GB from their admins on TG. Did you know that participating in the presale could entitle you to some great bonuses? Check them out here. 2gether CEO Ramon was interviewed by Forbes radio a few weeks back. The interview is out now. Spanish speakers, have a listen. Plus, 2gether is launching an ambassador program for its most loyal users in Eurozone. If you’re interested, fill out this form and the team will connect to you. Whew! All fitted in one paragraph. Done.
A bank so efficient that it returns revenue to customers. Only at 2gether!
Like always, Fantom has been killing it! Chico Crypto reviewed Fantom in a 10 minute long video explaining its DAG structure. Look out for the lambo at 8:29 mark. Crypto Surge’s review of Fantom came out this week as well. Fantom joined Binance Info’s transparency initiative for which they received the V-Label. This label certifies that the project team is itself updating and maintaining its information on Binance Info. Transparency FTW! Fantom CEO Dr. Ahn presented at the WeGO Activities Briefing Session to municipal representatives from member cities of WeGO. He explained how Fantom could help development of smart cities in his presentation. Crypto researcher Jonathan Habicht published a review report of FTM. They scored 55/76. Pretty awesome! Axsonex’s project report on Fantom was also released. Here’s their tweet on it. And finally, Fantom was listed on Digifinex on the 19th. What a way to cap off the week!
Confused? Check out Chico Crypto’s Fantom Review to learn more
All XENB holders received the XEN profit sharing token this week. XENB is obsolete now that we all have our XEN. Woot! Trading gurus, get ready for the battle of the bots competition on 6th and 7th April. Top trading algos will make a ton of XEN plus some fiat (to buy more XEN. Haha). You can read about details of the competition here. Plus, there’s an ongoing bug bounty program to make even more XEN. Dean Papas from ETC Labs explained these giveaways in his Explore the Chain video at 1:46 mark. Keith Koo from the radio show 'Silicon Valley Insider' interviewed Shuvro and Brian on how the Cryzen platform functions. Check out the podcast here.
Can you spot Shuvro & Brian in this pic with Vijay Ullal, Seabed VC, addressing the ETC Labs cohort?
Now onto some news from our newest partners! Blockport enabled ETH and BPT deposits this week. Plus, a new partnership with TUSD was announced in preparation for their upcoming STO. Opacity-ParJar partnership has been rocking the show! A ton of OPQ was tipped to new members in the run up to 3k members in Opacity TG. Plus, a number of updates are listed in their March interim report: upcoming CCN interview, team changes etc. Have a read to know more. Check out District0x’s weekly update and dev report to get a lowdown on all that’s been happening over there. Here’s a few highlights: a set of new commands have been deployed in their TG to get quick info on the network and districts, tons of bugs solved in Meme Factory, District Registry development on course.
In addition to security + privacy advantages, Opacity also offers price advantage
BOMB, BPT and BNTY were listed on ETHOS this week with the latest ETHOS update. WandX founder Abhinav pushed a ton of updates this week. A number of Wanchain and AION smart contracts were deployed to mainnet. Updates to the desktop app will be in realtime so that there’s no need to download the app multiple times. The contracts have been open sourced here and here. Check out a few ways to earn on Uptrennd from this post. And did you know that Uptrennd commands a greater rate of attention than most social media giants? This post from Uptrennd founder Jeff lays it all out. Horizon State founder Nimo Naamani travelled to the ADC Global Blockchain Summit this week to talk about a range of issues from education to the future of organisations. Check out the pictures here and here. And finally, the latest Decentralized WednesdayClub (WED based social network) is in live beta now. A ton of new features have been added. Make sure to post something there and Mike will airdrop some WED (by liking your post). Read more on their weekly Reddit airdrop post.

And with that, it’s a wrap for this week at Parachute. See you soon with another weekly update. Keep Parachuting, keep rocking!
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Weekly Update: Welcome HYDRO to ParJar, Parachute newsletter signup, MatchBX Gigs, Wysker Series and Continuous Wyskering... - 22 Mar - 28 Mar'19

Weekly Update: Welcome HYDRO to ParJar, Parachute newsletter signup, MatchBX Gigs, Wysker Series and Continuous Wyskering... - 22 Mar - 28 Mar'19
Good day everyone! Here’s another update for the whirlwind week we had at Parachute and Parachute/ParJar partners. IRL work keeps me from churning these out on time. Working on catching up quickly to try to post future weekly updates faster:

A cool new community started to interact with ParJar this week. HYDRO was added to ParJar and ParJar added to the Hydro group. Fantom did a shoutout and CoinPedia also tweeted about ParJar. Thank you guys! Which makes me think, if this shoutout of the shoutout to our original shoutout is shoutouted by Fantom again, would it be a shoutoutception? Hmm. Also, we had our quirkiest game in ParJar yet. Parachuters had to use this site to find the most bizarre item. Best ones would win some cool PAR. Haha! The top picks were from Patri cko, Cryptovan and Clinton.
New Wonders of the World circa 2019
There’s a new email signup link for folks new to Parachute. If you’re not receiving Cap’s emails, you can sign up there. Close to USD 600 has already been raised for the Charity Parena. Woot! To get in, make a small donation (min USD 5 or crypto equivalent directly and let Jason know or tip Clinton through ParJar) and get a chance to win a 1-of-a-kind shirt from the Parachute Shop! Plus, kiddie gear is now available in the Parachute Shop. All profits from the shop go to charity. Games Master Jason turned 34 this week. Belated Happy Birthday to ya Florida Man! We had uber fun with an accidental Cap discovery this week. Add your favorite number at the end of the following link to jump to any chat in the group. For example the following link takes you to the first ever message in Parachute. Awesome!
Three Good Bois are counting on you to sign up for the Parachute newsletter
The 2gether card was launched on 27th March for use across the Eurozone. The presale event is now listed on ICObench. Make sure to check out the BCT ANN. Admins on their TG are rewarding members with 2GB who make thoughtful posts there. 2gether has an opening for a Java Software Engineer. Have a look at their job listing and apply if you have what it takes! Spanish speakers are in for a treat this week: Cointelegraph discussed about the company in a write-up, founder Salvador’s article on the zero marginal cost concept was featured in a UNIR publication and CEO Ramon’s interview during a Madrid Stock Exchange visit also came out. The 2GT token will be issued as a Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) in Malta. Read more about it here.
2gether is the only one with a regulated token
Still figuring out how to deploy your trading algo to your Binance account? Here’s a detailed look on how to set up your API keys and deploying a strategy to live markets on Binance using the Cryzen Code Studio. Also, belated birthday wishes to Shuvro. Hope you had a great one! Folks who haven’t subscribed to the Cryzen YouTube yet, subscribe now. They now have a custom handle. Community member Jonny did a little Cryzen shoutout towards the end of his detailed Crypto Asset Prediction Series. This week’s Saturday Rock Wars at PurpleCoin was for the best guitarist of all time. Jimi Hendrix won the public vote by a whopping margin. BOMB token is looking for ambassadors who can bring “liquidity, awareness, and education to the project”. Learn more about it here. Checked out Wysker Series yet? These are listicles of bundled relevant content aimed at user growth. Design geeks will find it fascinating. Plus, the app will see a new feature soon called Continuous Wyskering. Jonathan says: “After finishing one story, users will no longer have to go back to the home screen to discover new stories. Instead, the next story in line can be accessed with a simple swipe.” Neat! And finally, Birdchain has partnered with Blocklads to bring educational content to the app's learn tab. Look out for new content in that section!
Shuvro’s ETC bot showing decent gainz
Gigs are now live on MatchBX. Freelancers can create listings for their services directly and job posters can directly hire freelancers from there. Win win! If you’re not sure of what MatchBX is, read up on it here. Plus, the weekly AXPR burn went on as scheduled. Bounty0x crossed 500k+ monthly page views this week with a ~30% return visitor rate. If you’ve participated in a Cures Token bounty on Bounty0x, this article is super relevant. Also, KABN partnered with Bounty0x this week for running promotional bounties for their token offering. The ETHOS token is now listed on the ChangeNOW exchange. Much has been said about the Voyager-ETHOS deal so far. Shingo explains in this article why the partnership will be “setting new standards of transparency”. District0x’s weekly update covers a range of topics including Brady’s interview with A Garden of Crypto on all things District0x.
AXPR tokenomics
Altcoin Buzz featured Opacity this week and talked about their current development roadmap which includes the 1.0 site launch (which was also this week). Check out opacity.io for a look and feel of what’s in store for May. Badcredit wrote about Horizon State with a detailed piece. The Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council was announced this week as well. “The voting process has been transparent and historic - for the first time in South Australian Government history, Blockchain technology was used for the voting process." Big up to Horizon State for becoming a part of history! And finally, they closed off the week with a bang by getting listed on CoinExchange.io. John McAfee talks about Switch around the 11 minute mark in this interview with Satoshi Sean. Blockport was the centrepiece of this Coinvision article that explains the ins and outs of both the exchange as well as the BPT/BPS tokens. The Blockport STO is set for April 15th with more details in this post. If you’re interested and live in the EU or the US, the whitelist procedure is explained here. And finally, onto some Fantom news. Coinspeaker elaborates what the myriad partnerships mean for Fantom in this article. Like last week, Fantom capped off this week too with another exchange listing – ChainX. Boom!

Thank you for taking the time. See you soon with another weekly update. Cheerio!
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CINDX — ICO

CINDX — ICO

https://preview.redd.it/12ou1m5qxc731.jpg?width=800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3760c64ca1bf59a1fbe29bb2f2c3793e25e89cb6

What is CINDX?

CINDX could be a platform that was created to permit anybody to take a position within the crypto market and conjointly earn with none specialised information or skills. This CINDX platform develops associate degree system which might permit associate degreeybody to decide on a monger and/or an plus manager to manage their portfolio and firmly trade their cryprofunds for an inexpensive success fee. we tend tocurrently see that investors will talk over with clear and verifiable statistics of traders and managers as some way to decide on an acceptable commercialism strategy. These statistics embody performance history, risk level, sort of cryptocurrency that might be listed. Therefore, investors will notice the foremostappropriate monger to manage their assets.
The CINDX platform can generate exploit the subsequent sources:
Regular subscriber fees from the CINDX platform users: Traders, Managers, Vendors.
Success Fees — issues by the Manager with the consent of the capitalist. Paid by means that of a wisecontract on a monthly basis with a prospering result. The platform takes either V-J Day (if paid in numerouscurrencies), or 100 percent (if paid in [CINX] tokens — commission from the overall quantity of the Success Fee received by the Manager.
Revenue from the sale of extra product described on the platform — analytics, trading indicators / signals, robots etc.
CINDX uses the API as a “portal”, permitting accounts to be managed by the chosen plus management account. Then the good contract can mechanically register each trade created by the chosen plus manager (on his own account) then you’ll be able to copy and run constant trade on the non-public account as you would like.by generating passive financial gain through trade. instead of risking cash together with your terribly own risky trades, you’ll be able to currently explore for an inventory of first managers, track their performance history, and alter them to trade for you.
you can conjointly review your account at any time to examine if you’re pleased with your earnings and stillpartner together with your plus manager or opt for a replacement partnership. currently you are doing not have to be compelled to take the time to review computer code and analytics tools and instead, you’ll be able to pay the maximum amount time as you would like, whereas still earning passive financial gainthrough crypto commercialism.

How it works CINDX?

For starters, investors increase crypto capital by effectively managing their assets by an expert monger.Traders get a fee for fulfillment , building investors’ want to grasp the market and commercialism methods. Sellers sell subtle tools for traders, for instance, commercialism robots and news feeds. and at last, CINDX gets a commission for commissions for fulfillment and subscribes to the terminal.
The main advantage of this platform is that the ability to:
Manage your personal funds in your billfold within the crypto currency market.Get an entire and clear history from each manager.Work with any funds.Pay commissions as low as attainable and avoid intermediaries.
For additional convenient platform usage, a classification system is provided. analysis are in the middle oftrade history, that ensures you decide on the manager that’s best suited for you. And your crypto assets for management area unit for good keep in your billfold.

ICO details

  • Token Symbol : CINX
  • ICO : 06/27/2018–27/09/2018
  • Pre-Selling Tokens will start on June 27, 2018.
  • Additional bonus of 25%.
  • Token Sale will begin on 08/08/2018
  • Token released : 58,000,000
  • Token Fee : $ 1.00
  • Soft Cap : $ 6,000,000
  • Hard Cap : $ 30,000,000
Token Sales Bonus
Week One: 15% Bonus
Week Two: 10% Bonus
Week Three: 7% Bonus
Week Four: 5% Bonus
Week Five: 3% Bonus
Week Six: No Bonus
Token Allocation
  • Advisor (6%)
  • Reserve (7%)
  • Asset Manager Attractiveness (3%)
  • Sales (61%)
  • Team (12%)
  • Bounty (6%)
  • Liquidity support (5%)
Use of Results
  • Marketing and PR 18%
  • 44% Research and Development
  • 9% legal fee
  • 26% operation
  • Bonus for traders 3%

Conclusion

CINDX is a financial marketplace based on APIs, smart contract, cryptocurrency and blockchain that deals in investment matters. It enables successful trading options and has made it possible to invest in the crypto market at reasonable success. CINDX is a user-friendly and intuitive portal that enables reliable and complete information with full access to all transactions to its users.

Important Links:

#CINDX #CINDXTOKEN #Crypto #Blockchain #ethereum #bitcoin #ether #cryptocurrency
#pump http://cindx.io/?utm\_source=bounty
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CINDX ICO

CINDX ICO

CINDX ICO


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CINDX could be a platform that was created to permit anybody to take a position within the crypto market and conjointly earn with none specialised information or skills. This CINDX platform develops associate degree system which might permit associate degreeybody to decide on a monger and/or an plus manager to manage their portfolio and firmly trade their cryprofunds for an inexpensive success fee. we tend tocurrently see that investors will talk over with clear and verifiable statistics of traders and managers as some way to decide on an acceptable commercialism strategy. These statistics embody performance history, risk level, sort of cryptocurrency that might be listed. Therefore, investors will notice the foremostappropriate monger to manage their assets.
The CINDX platform can generate exploit the subsequent sources:
Regular subscriber fees from the CINDX platform users: Traders, Managers, Vendors.
Success Fees — issues by the Manager with the consent of the capitalist. Paid by means that of a wisecontract on a monthly basis with a prospering result. The platform takes either V-J Day (if paid in numerouscurrencies), or 100 percent (if paid in [CINX] tokens — commission from the overall quantity of the Success Fee received by the Manager.
Revenue from the sale of extra product described on the platform — analytics, trading indicators / signals, robots etc.
CINDX uses the API as a “portal”, permitting accounts to be managed by the chosen plus management account. Then the good contract can mechanically register each trade created by the chosen plus manager (on his own account) then you’ll be able to copy and run constant trade on the non-public account as you would like.by generating passive financial gain through trade. instead of risking cash together with your terribly own risky trades, you’ll be able to currently explore for an inventory of first managers, track their performance history, and alter them to trade for you.
you can conjointly review your account at any time to examine if you’re pleased with your earnings and stillpartner together with your plus manager or opt for a replacement partnership. currently you are doing not have to be compelled to take the time to review computer code and analytics tools and instead, you’ll be able to pay the maximum amount time as you would like, whereas still earning passive financial gainthrough crypto commercialism.

How it works CINDX?

For starters, investors increase crypto capital by effectively managing their assets by an expert monger.Traders get a fee for fulfillment , building investors’ want to grasp the market and commercialism methods. Sellers sell subtle tools for traders, for instance, commercialism robots and news feeds. and at last, CINDX gets a commission for commissions for fulfillment and subscribes to the terminal.
The main advantage of this platform is that the ability to:
Manage your personal funds in your billfold within the crypto currency market.Get an entire and clear history from each manager.Work with any funds.Pay commissions as low as attainable and avoid intermediaries.
For additional convenient platform usage, a classification system is provided. analysis are in the middle oftrade history, that ensures you decide on the manager that’s best suited for you. And your crypto assets for management area unit for good keep in your billfold.

https://preview.redd.it/prnlak4guc731.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=6149727960493a058a3b5d7af7a35bea6ad337d8

ICO details

  • Token Symbol : CINX
  • ICO : 06/27/2018–27/09/2018
  • Pre-Selling Tokens will start on June 27, 2018.
  • Additional bonus of 25%.
  • Token Sale will begin on 08/08/2018
  • Token released : 58,000,000
  • Token Fee : $ 1.00
  • Soft Cap : $ 6,000,000
  • Hard Cap : $ 30,000,000
Token Sales Bonus
Week One: 15% Bonus
Week Two: 10% Bonus
Week Three: 7% Bonus
Week Four: 5% Bonus
Week Five: 3% Bonus
Week Six: No Bonus
Token Allocation
  • Advisor (6%)
  • Reserve (7%)
  • Asset Manager Attractiveness (3%)
  • Sales (61%)
  • Team (12%)
  • Bounty (6%)
  • Liquidity support (5%)
Use of Results
  • Marketing and PR 18%
  • 44% Research and Development
  • 9% legal fee
  • 26% operation
  • Bonus for traders 3%

Conclusion

CINDX is a financial marketplace based on APIs, smart contract, cryptocurrency and blockchain that deals in investment matters. It enables successful trading options and has made it possible to invest in the crypto market at reasonable success. CINDX is a user-friendly and intuitive portal that enables reliable and complete information with full access to all transactions to its users.

Important Links:

#CINDX #CINDXTOKEN #Crypto #Blockchain #ethereum #bitcoin #ether #cryptocurrency
#pump http://cindx.io/?utm\_source=bounty
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Lisk Highlights Weekly roundup March 2nd 2019. The week in which we were selected by Bitpanda!

Hello everybody. The LISK project and it's enthusiasts are always busy, and this week past has certainly been no exception.
Seeing is believing, so here is a recap of the highlights and interesting items from the past week on the LISK subreddit and beyond.....
 

Lisk Sidechain Project Presents at a workshop organized by a head of Volksbank.

Christian Junger, CEO of the MADANA project recently delivered a presentation on blockchain technology, its banking use cases, and how decentralization can strengthen privacy. What was extra special about this presentation was the audience; a consortium of heads of banks. Christian was essentially driving home to these leaders the message that the technology we use today isn’t designed for privacy, it is designed for the opposite - to be found and traced!
Volkbank, who organised the workshop are the biggest German bank consortium comprising of 1,099 independent credit unions.
Presentations such as this one are a good way to build bonds that will last long past MADANA's main sale and on into the release of the MADANA product. Who knows, maybe some of these banking leaders might even be interested in the MADANA product for their own uses also!
 

Lisk Sidechain Project Team to Review and Strategise in London this March.

Chief R&D Officer and Co-founder of GNY (bringing Machine Learning to Lisk), Richard Jarritt informed the project's followers on the GNY telegram that there is to be a team meetup in London this March. He said "the GNY team will be flying all members into London during march, which is a planned week of intensive development and strategy meetings, as we open up github later in the month and lay out the rest of 2019". The GNY team members are decentralised currently with work being done in Europe, The US, and Asia. The GNY codebase is operational, and they are currently combining it with the machine learning, which is what the team has been working on daily. Thomas Lorenc, Chief Technology Officer / Lead Data Scientist on the project is this week testing stability of the GNY Machine learning code within Javascript with node.js.
Richard Jarritt, replied to a query from a community member regarding the reason the code migrated from python (common ML coding language) to JavaScript. He said "it was written in python, and we had planned to run a translation inside the chain, but we altered our plans to the more elegant solution of having everything in javascript. This should should in theory add more stability". There are many libraries for ML written in python that modern ML systems used. We have had to also translate the catalog of code we require to run the system. Its been a multi stage task."
 

Lisk in space?

My sources tell me that one of the highlights of the first Lisk Center Utrecht meetup was the quirky presentation delivered by Blockchain030. Titled "Crypto in Space", it proposed a hypothetical situation where there exists a colony on the Moon or Mars, and how that would work moneywise? Blockchain030 founders Susanne Pieterse and Marc Buma speculated that having physical coins or banknotes in space would be way too unwieldy an undertaking, and questioned "would you leave your money on another planet?"
They discussed three different scenarios that illustrated how cryptocurrencies and blockchain can be used by future interplanetery colonists. One of the more offbeat scenarios was a blockchain based on Mars, with miners/validation situated on the red planet, but outworlders could also participate and create accounts. The pros would be that could provide a way for people that live on Mars to generate an income. Mars would become a Tax haven, especially if exchange to/from Earth coins would be possible. Complicating factors of course would be how to power the miners/validation on Mars, the question of and how successful digital currencies would be in a very small population as would be on Mars initially.
A pair of the slides from the presentation can be seen HERE.
On Monday the 28th January 2019, Lisk Center Utrecht (LCU) inked a partnership agreement with these interesting folks from Blockchain030. Blockchain030 is THE hub for blockchain technology within the Utrecht region. Their goal is to exchange knowledge, collaboration and business consultancy through meetings. Lisk center Utrecht's aim similarly is to create awareness for blockchain initiatives and help people through sharing knowledge, networking and collaborations. By Lisk Center Utrecht facilitating a physical location for designers, developers etc. to work together it will help many blockchain initiatives to grow their projects from a central hub. LCU is over 200 square metres of private office space with around 40 places available.... and all 100% free to users. These two partners wiill mesh together really well in my opinion. It is expected that the founders of Blockchain030 (Marc Buma , Eric van Riet Paap and Susanne Pieterse) will regularly be present in the LCU.
You can read more about Blockchain030 HERE on their official website. I would advise using a browser with a translate function when viewing it if you do not speak Dutch.
 

Lisk's Good Month for Exchange Announcements.

You may remember how back in late January I wrote about Lisk getting the green light to move from the main mass market section of the KuCoin exchange to their KuCoin Plus Trading Area. Once tokens are promoted then KuCoin users can assume that these projects are well performing, are solid, and have less risk than the tokens traded in the main market. To be upgraded, projects had to meet three separate criteria.
  1. Tokens must be ranked in the top 40 on coinmarketcap.com
  2. The project needs to rank in the top 10% for trading volume out of all projects listed on KuCoin for two months consecutively
  3. The project must also be highly rated by KuCoin’s internal review system
Now as well as the KuCoin upgrade Lisk has also received an upgrade from the Binance exchange. They have been awarded the V Label badge on the profile of their Binance Info page. This signals to the customer that Binance Info has determined the authenticity of the project team related to the Lisk project. Once a token listing receives the V Label badge, Binance users can assume that this project is legit, and in theory should be less risky than the tokens traded without the label. Great news for Lisk's profile on the exchange I feel.
 
The final piece of good news that I have to pass on is one I am sure you have heard about already, but it bears repeating for those who have not heard the news yet..... Lisk will be available to trade on Bitpanda from March 7th.
In a public twitter poll to select Bitpanda's latest listing Lisk garnered 44% of the vote versus 26% for Dogecoin, 23% for Basic Attention Token, and 7% for Golem. Bitpanda is an Austrian based cryptocurrency exchange catering mostly to Europe with a user base of over 900000. This listing is great news for Lisk; more eyes on us and more liquidity. Great stuff.
 
That's it for the recap of the weeks highlights. I hope it brought you up to speed with all the weeks good news.
These highlight posts also go out daily on the….
LISK Highlights exclusive Telegram group
LISK Highlights Twitter
The highlights are also included in my weekly roundup on the LISK Highlights Medium account and the Bitcoin talk forum's LISK thread, so keep an eye out for them on these outlets also.
 
Keep the faith Liskers! 👍
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Decred Journal – September 2018

Note: you can read this on GitHub (link), Medium (link) or old Reddit (link).

Development

Final version 1.3.0 of the core software was released bringing all the enhancements reported last month to the rest of the community. The groundwork for SPV (simplified payment verification) is complete, another reduction of fees is being deployed, and performance stepped up once again with a 50% reduction in startup time, 20% increased sync speed and more than 3x faster peer delivery of block headers (a key update for SPV). Decrediton's integrations of SPV and Politeia are open for testing by experienced users. Read the full release notes and get the downloads on GitHub. As always, don't forget to verify signatures.
dcrd: completed several steps towards multipeer downloads, improved introduction to the software in the main README, continued porting cleanups and refactoring from upstream btcd.
Currently in review are initial release of smart fee estimator and a change to UTXO set semantics. The latter is a large and important change that provides simpler handling, and resolves various issues with the previous approach. A lot of testing and careful review is needed so help is welcome.
Educational series for new Decred developers by @matheusd added two episodes: 02 Simnet Setup shows how to automate simnet management with tmux and 03 Miner Reward Invalidation explains block validity rules.
Finally, a pull request template with a list of checks was added to help guide the contributors to dcrd.
dcrwallet: bugfixes and RPC improvements to support desktop and mobile wallets.
Developers are welcome to comment on this idea to derive stakepool keys from the HD wallet seed. This would eliminate the need to backup and restore redeem scripts, thus greatly improving wallet UX. (missed in July issue)
Decrediton: bugfixes, refactoring to make the sync process more robust, new loading animations, design polishing.
Politeia: multiple improvements to the CLI client (security conscious users with more funds at risk might prefer CLI) and security hardening. A feature to deprecate or timeout proposals was identified as necessary for initial release and the work started. A privacy enhancement to not leak metadata of ticket holders was merged.
Android: update from @collins: "Second test release for dcrandroid is out. Major bugs have been fixed since last test. Latest code from SPV sync has been integrated. Once again, bug reports are welcome and issues can be opened on GitHub". Ask in #dev room for the APK to join testing.
A new security page was added that allows one to validate addresses and to sign/verify messages, similar to Decrediton's Security Center. Work on translations is beginning.
Overall the app is quite stable and accepting more testers. Next milestone is getting the test app on the app store.
iOS: the app started accepting testers last week. @macsleven: "the test version of Decred Wallet for iOS is available, we have a link for installing the app but the builds currently require your UDID. Contact either @macsleven or @raedah with your UDID if you would like to help test.".
Nearest goal is to make the app crash free.
Both mobile apps received new design themes.
dcrdata: v3.0 was released for mainnet! Highlights: charts, "merged debits" view, agendas page, Insight API support, side chain tracking, Go 1.11 support with module builds, numerous backend improvements. Full release notes here. This release featured 9 contributors and development lead @chappjc noted: "This collaboration with @raedahgroup on our own block explorer and web API for @decredproject has been super productive.".
Up next is supporting dynamic page widths site wide and deploying new visual blocks home page.
Trezor: proof of concept implementation for Trezor Model T firmware is in the works (previous work was for Model One).
Ticket splitting: updated to use Go modules and added simnet support, several fixes.
docs: beginner's guide overhaul, multiple fixes and cleanups.
decred.org: added 3rd party wallets, removed inactive PoW pools and removed web wallet.
@Richard-Red is building a curated list of Decred-related GitHub repositories.
Welcome to new people contributing for the first time: @klebe, @s_ben, @victorguedes, and PrimeDominus!
Dev activity stats for September: 219 active PRs, 197 commits, 28.7k added and 18.8k deleted lines spread across 6 repositories. Contributions came from 4-10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: started and ended the month around 75 PH/s, hitting a low of 60.5 and a new high of 110 PH/s. BeePool is again the leader with their share varying between 23-54%, followed by F2Pool 13-30%, Coinmine 4-6% and Luxor 3-5%. As in previous months, there were multiple spikes of unidentified hashrate.
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 98 DCR (+2.4). The price varied between 95.7 and 101.9 DCR. Locked DCR amount was 3.86-3.96 million DCR, or 45.7-46.5% of the supply.
Nodes: there are 201 public listening nodes and 325 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 5% are v1.4.0(pre) dev builds (+3%), 30% on v1.3.0 (+25%), 42% on v1.2.0 (-20%), 15% on v1.1.2 (-7%), 6% on v1.1.0. More than 76% of nodes run v1.2.0 and higher and therefore support client filters. Data as of Oct 1.

ASICs

Obelisk posted two updates on their mailing list. 70% of Batch 1 units are shipped, an extensive user guide is available, Obelisk Scanner application was released that allows one to automatically update firmware. First firmware update was released and bumped SC1 hashrate by 10-20%, added new pools and fixed multiple bugs. Next update will focus on DCR1. It is worth a special mention that the firmware source code is now open! Let us hope more manufacturers will follow this example.
A few details about Whatsminer surfaced this month. The manufacturer is MicroBT, also known as Bitwei and commonly misspelled as Bitewei. Pangolinminer is a reseller, and the model name is Whatsminer D1.
Bitmain has finally entered Decred ASIC space with their Antminer DR3. Hash rate is 7.8 TH/s while pulling 1410 W, at the price of $673. These specs mean it has the best GH/W and GH/USD of currently sold miners until the Whatsminer or others come out, although its GH/USD of 11.6 already competes with Whatsminer's 10.5. Discussed on Reddit and bitcointalk, unboxing video here.

Integrations

Meet our 17th voting service provider: decredvoting.com. It is operated by @david, has 2% fee and supports ticket splitting. Reddit thread is here.
For a historical note, the first VSP to support ticket splitting was decredbrasil.com:
@matheusd started tests on testnet several months ago. I contacted him so we could integrate with the pool in June this year. We set up the machine in July and bought the first split ticket on mainnet, using the decredbrasil pool, on July 19. It was voted on July 30. After this first vote on mainnet, we opened the tests to selected users (with more technical background) on the pool. In August we opened the tests to everyone, and would call people who want to join to the #ticket_splitting channel, or to our own Slack (in Portuguese, so mostly Brazilian users). We have 28 split tickets already voted, and 16 are live. So little more than 40 split tickets total were bought on decredbrasil pool. (@girino in #pos-voting)
KuCoin exchange listed DCBTC and DCETH pairs. To celebrate their anniversary they had a 99% trading fees discount on DCR pairs for 2 weeks.
Three more wallets integrated Decred in September:
ChangeNow announced Decred addition to their Android app that allows accountless swaps between 150+ assets.
Coinbase launched informational asset pages for top 50 coins by market cap, including Decred. First the pages started showing in the Coinbase app for a small group of testers, and later the web price dashboard went live.

Adoption

The birth of a Brazilian girl was registered on the Decred blockchain using OriginalMy, a blockchain proof of authenticity services provider. Read the full story in Portuguese and in English.

Marketing

Advertising report for September is ready. Next month the graphics for all the ads will be changing.
Marketing might seem quiet right now, but a ton is actually going on behind the scenes to put the right foundation in place for the future. Discovery data are being analyzed to generate a positioning strategy, as well as a messaging hierarchy that can guide how to talk about Decred. This will all be agreed upon via consensus of the community in the work channels, and materials will be distributed.
Next, work is being done to identify the right PR partner to help with media relations, media training, and coordination at events. While all of this is coming up to speed, we believe the website needs a refresher reflecting the soon to be agreed upon messaging, plus a more intuitive architecture to make it easier to navigate. (@Dustorf)

Events

Attended:
Upcoming:
We'll begin shortly reviewing conferences and events planned for the first half of 2019. Highlights are sure to include The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami (Jan 16-18) and Consensus in NYC (May 14-16). If you have suggestions of events or conferences Decred should attend, please share them in #event_planning. In 2019, we would like to expand our presence in Europe, Asia, and South America, and we're looking for community members to help identify and staff those events. (@Dustorf)

Media

August issue of Decred Journal was translated to Russian. Many thanks to @DZ!
Rency cryptocurrency ratings published a report on Decred and incorporated a lot of feedback from the community on Reddit.
September issue of Chinese CCID ratings was published (snapshot), Decred is still at the bottom.
Videos:
Featured articles:
Articles:

Community Discussions

Community stats:
Comm systems news: Several work channels were migrated to Matrix, #writers_room is finally bridged.
Highlights:
Twitter: why decentralized governance and funding are necessary for network survival and the power of controlling the narrative; learning about governance more broadly by watching its evolution in cryptocurrency space, importance of community consensus and communications infrastructure.
Reddit: yet another strong pitch by @solar; question about buyer protections; dcrtime internals; a proposal to sponsor hoodies in the University of Cape Town; Lightning Network support for altcoins.
Chats: skills to operate a stakepool; voting details: 2 of 3 votes can approve a block, what votes really approve are regular tx, etc; scriptless script atomic swaps using Schnorr adaptor signatures; dev dashboard, choosing work, people do best when working on what interests them most; opportunities for governments and enterprise for anchoring legal data to blockchain; terminology: DAO vs DAE; human-friendly payments, sharing xpub vs payment protocols; funding btcsuite development; Politeia vote types: approval vote, sentiment vote and a defund vote, also linking proposals and financial statements; algo trading and programming languages (yes, on #trading!); alternative implementation, C/C++/Go/Rust; HFTs, algo trading, fake volume and slippage; offline wallets, usb/write-only media/optical scanners vs auditing traffic between dcrd and dcrwallet; Proof of Activity did not inspire Decred but spurred Decred to get moving, Wikipedia page hurdles; how stakeholders could veto blocks; how many votes are needed to approve a proposal; why Decrediton uses Electron; CVE-2018-17144 and over-dependence on single Bitcoin implementation, btcsuite, fuzz testing; tracking proposal progress after voting and funding; why the wallet does not store the seed at all; power connectors, electricity, wiring and fire safety; reasonable spendings from project fund; ways to measure sync progress better than block height; using Politeia without email address; concurrency in Go, locks vs channels.
#support is not often mentioned, but it must be noted that every day on this channel people get high quality support. (@bee: To my surprise, even those poor souls running Windows 10. My greatest respect to the support team!)

Markets

In September DCR was trading in the range of USD 34-45 / BTC 0.0054-0.0063. On Sep 6, DCR revisited the bottom of USD 34 / BTC 0.0054 when BTC quickly dropped from USD 7,300 to 6,400. On Sep 14, a small price rise coincided with both the start of KuCoin trading and hashrate spike to 104 PH/s. Looking at coinmarketcap charts, the trading volume is a bit lower than in July and August.
As of Oct 4, Decred is #18 by the number of daily transactions with 3,200 tx, and #9 by the USD value of daily issuance with $230k. (source: onchainfx)
Interesting observation by @ImacallyouJawdy: while we sit at 2018 price lows the amount locked in tickets is testing 2018 high.

Relevant External

ASIC for Lyra2REv2 was spotted on the web. Vertcoin team is preparing a new PoW algorithm. This would be the 3rd fork after two previous forks to change the algorithm in 2014 and 2015.
A report titled The Positive Externalities of Bitcoin Mining discusses the benefits of PoW mining that are often overlooked by the critics of its energy use.
A Brief Study of Cryptonetwork Forks by Alex Evans of Placeholder studies the behavior of users, developers and miners after the fork, and makes the cases that it is hard for child chains to attract users and developers from their parent chains.
New research on private atomic swaps: the paper "Anonymous Atomic Swaps Using Homomorphic Hashing" attempts to break the public link between two transactions. (bitcointalk, decred)
On Sep 18 Poloniex announced delisting of 8 more assets. That day they took a 12-80% dive showing their dependence on this one exchange.
Circle introduced USDC markets on Poloniex: "USDC is a fully collateralized US dollar stablecoin using the ERC-20 standard that provides detailed financial and operational transparency, operates within the regulated framework of US money transmission laws, and is reinforced by established banking partners and auditors.".
Coinbase announced new asset listing process and is accepting submissions on their listing portal. (decred)
The New York State Office of the Attorney General posted a study of 13 exchanges that contains many insights.
A critical vulnerability was discovered and fixed in Bitcoin Core. Few days later a full disclosure was posted revealing the severity of the bug. In a bitcointalk thread btcd was called 'amateur' despite not being vulnerable, and some Core developers voiced their concerns about multiple implementations. The Bitcoin Unlimited developer who found the bug shared his perspective in a blog post. Decred's vision so far is that more full node implementations is a strength, just like for any Internet protocol.

About This Issue

This is the 6th issue of Decred Journal. It is mirrored on GitHub, Medium and Reddit. Past issues are available here.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
Feedback is appreciated: please comment on Reddit, GitHub or #writers_room on Matrix or Slack.
Contributions are also welcome: some areas are adding content, pre-release review or translations to other languages.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee, Dustorf, jz, Haon, oregonisaac, raedah and Richard-Red.
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Could Satoshi Nakamoto be Mike Hearn?

Could Satoshi Nakamoto be Mike Hearn?

There are many coincidences involving a Mike Hearn and Satoshi Nakamoto connection. Some of you will automatically reject the notion because you dislike Mike Hearn, although here on /btc I figured you may at least entertain the idea since he isn't as hated here. I have seen Mike Hearn on the long list of “Satoshi candidates” posted on bitcointalk but I have never seen anyone explore the idea.
Besides Mike being British and Satoshi using British English my first inclination to even consider Mike Hearn as being Satoshi Nakamoto was that Mike’s bitcointalk.org profile was created 1 day after Satoshi last logged in to the forum.
Satoshi’s profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3 Mike’s profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2700
Mike’s bitcointalk presence began 1 day 53 minutes and 13 seconds after Satoshi’s bitcointalk presence ended. Almost exactly 1 day separating their profiles seemed odd to me especially considering the impact Mike had in development later on.
Why would Satoshi Nakamoto hide his real identity?
The people who created the precursors to Bitcoin were not anonymous. Satoshi even referenced multiple influences by name in his whitepaper like Wei Dai, Ralph Merkle, and Adam Back. So why did the person behind Satoshi feel the need to remain anonymous? There doesn’t seem to be any precedent in the small niche of people who attempted to make digital/electronic cash. A lot of people are constantly regurgitating the idea that Satoshi knew how big Bitcoin would become and that Governments or nefarious people would want to hunt him down for his bitcoin holdings or for simply inventing bitcoin. In reality, Satoshi didn’t even know if his invention would gain traction. Satoshi didn’t know he would be one of a handful of users running bitcoin in the first year which would allow him to mine as many blocks as he did. Satoshi didn’t know how much bitcoin would actually be worth.
So I think the better question is why would Mike Hearn hide is identity?
Mike Hearn in mid August 2006 was hired on by Google as a Site Reliability Engineer (http://web.archive.org/web/20090514053312/http://mikehearn.wordpress.com:80/2006/08/)
Why would an employee of Google secretly develop something? Well, Google themselves sum it up pretty nicely here:
As part of your employment agreement, Google most likely owns intellectual property (IP) you create while at the company. Because Google’s business interests are so wide and varied, this likely applies to any personal project you have. That includes new development on personal projects you created prior to employment at Google.
(https://opensource.google.com/docs/iarc/ )
Here Mike was indeed fully aware of Google’s policy when he released bitcoinj as a Google copyrighted project under the Apache 2 license: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4236.msg61438#msg61438 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4236.msg61658#msg61658
Then here he is emailing Satoshi (himself Wink) a few hours after the bitcointalk announcement: Quote:
From: Mike Hearn [email protected] Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM To: Satoshi Nakamoto [email protected] Hi Satoshi, I hope you are doing well. I finally got all the lawyers happy enough to release BitCoinJ under the Google name using the Apache 2 license: ….
https://pastebin.com/JF3USKFT
I have no idea how long it takes Google to vet an employee project and license it, but combine that with building bitcoinj and doing that all under 3 months seems fast. What do I know, maybe bitcoinj was a pretty simple project.
I wonder what Google would have done with Bitcoin had Satoshi been an employee of Google?
A silly little find was Mike claiming he supposedly “coined the term SPV”. Or, did he? Here is Peter Todd https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc/status/649413412158599168 and here is the reddit thread to go along with it: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3n1ydp/peter_todd_on_twitter_mike_hearn_claiming_he/
The term “SPV” does not appear in the whitepaper but its meaning does. Simplified Payment Verification is section 8 of the whitepaper. Did Mike slip and just inadvertently hint to him being the real Satoshi? Upon further investigation Mike had claimed months earlier that he coined the term “SPV wallet”. https://medium.com/@octskyward/the-capacity-cliff-586d1bf7715e So he could have meant to say SPV wallet when Peter Todd was calling him out or maybe he did mean to say just “SPV”. Still not the smoking gun but interesting that he would throw that around knowing full well that Simplified Payment Verification was in the Whitepaper.
[After writing this up, Mike just released all his private Satoshi Emails through a user named CipherionX. Mike did show up in a reddit thread to confirm that they came from him and are indeed not fake. Bitcointalk link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2080206.0 Reddit link to Mike’s post: https://www.reddit.com/btc/comments/6t2ci2/never_before_seen_mike_hearn_satoshi_nakamoto/dliizv6/ ] It is very plausible that in order to remain separate from something, that someone would in fact have email conversations between himself and an alias as “proof” that they are completely different independent people. Of course this would only make sense if the emails were made public at some point. Well guess what? Mike just made them public and Mike also attempted to divulge them to Charles Hoskinson in 2013 who did not release them to the public.
If the dates can be trusted, Mike’s email leak serves as proof that he was there early on even if he was corresponding with himself Wink Besides the new email dump the only known public involvement that I could find was here on the sourceforge forum in October 2009: https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/mailman/bitcoin-list/thread/f4cd80640910240804m64ba45f1g216905fc9db16a2%40mail.gmail.com/#msg23827020 .
Why did Mike not use Sourceforge as he posted openly so frequently in other project lists or forums? Are there posts that I haven’t seen from early on?
Mike did produce an email he sent to Satoshi In April of 2009 here in this thread: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/forum/index.php?/topic/54-my-first-message-to-satoshi/ which does correspond with the new email dump. An interesting thing I noticed in the above link is that Mike stated, Quote
Fun. Here's mine, 12th April 2009. Back then the only documentation was the white paper and hardly anyone had explored the code, so a lot of my questions were very newbie-ish. Also I capitalized Bitcoin wrong.
But Mike continued to capitalize Bitcoin as BitCoin not just in that email but until May 14, 2011. Why is that interesting? Well, every thread and post he responded to that mentioned the word bitcoin didn’t capitalize the “C” ever. It would seem like he was almost doing it on purpose to show what a noob he was to the project. Oh then he of course points out the fact that he was a newbie for capitalizing bitcoin that way. It is odd that he continued to use that spelling without regard to how everyone else was spelling it and then later direct people’s attention to the fact that he use to spell it that way early on.
Also, what is odd about Mike’s involvement early on is that it doesn’t really parallel with his natural online demeanor. He is very vocal and has an involved online presence yet he just really isn’t vocal during the early stages of Bitcoin. Even his personal blog posts came to a halt in early 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20111130084418/http://mikehearn.wordpress.com:80/ For someone who is generally very active online before Bitcoin and then after Satoshi’s disappearence, I find it peculiar that there is a dead silence period from Mike Hearn while Satoshi existed online. Mike went Facebook silent from July 23, 2007 to March 8, 2011 which also coincides with Satoshi’s existence and pre-release development of Bitcoin. https://www.facebook.com/i.am.the.real.mike?lst=662933243%3A61203304%3A1502324015
The next step in my exploration of this idea was to create a calendar of time periods where Satoshi was silent on the forums. For example, Satoshi was silent on the forum from March 24, 2010 until May 16, 2010. I am guessing this is a period when Satoshi was away from his home travelling or vacationing. I was wanting to then correspond them with known dates when Mike was on vacations or at a conference, but as I stated above MIke wasn’t very public during Satoshi’s presence. If anyone knows of any of the potential Satoshis that were vacationing, hospitalized (Hal?), or travelling during that March to May gap in 2010, it would be a good link to the real Satoshi.
Hal Finney was also involved at the start only to leave and eventually return. He came back a month before Satoshi departed though. Hal was the recipient of bitcoins first transaction and helped Satoshi troubleshoot early problems [Suspicious link removed]j.com/public/resources/documents/finneynakamotoemails.pdf
Their correspondence lead me to believe that Satoshi may have had either a rapport or at the least some familiarity with Hal. I decided to search Mike Hearn and Hal Finney together which turned up a nice find. Here, https://sourceforge.net/p/tboot/mailman/tboot-devel/?style=threaded&viewmonth=200807 Mike and Hal are talking about Trusted Computing back in July 2008, just months before the bitcoin whitepaper surfaced. Unfortunately I don’t quite fully understand Trusted Computing and the reason Mike Hearn was inquiring about a trusted web browser or how it would relate to Bitcoin, Quote
I'd like to launch Firefox in a protected domain and have it usable for surfing the web. My vague, poorly thought out plan was to let the user pick a photo from a library as proof of the trusted path, then show it in a tab at startup. Once you saw the personal photo, you'd know you were interacting with a copy of the browser that'd be safe to use even on a malware-riddled machine.
However, I did also find this thread from Mike Hearn which Hal Finney later resurrected about TC: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=67508.0 And even more interesting, Hal Finney later wrote in his brief memoir of bitcoin, “Bitcoin and Me”, posted on the bitcointalk forum (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=155054.0) that he was currently “working on something Mike Hearn suggested, using the security features of modern processors, designed to support "Trusted Computing", to harden Bitcoin wallets.” Was Mike Hearn originally researching a use for trusted computing in Bitcoin but never implemented it only to later pass it on to Hal FInney as a “suggestion”? Mike on Google+ posted a link to Hal’s TC project when he learned Hal passed away and linked to Hal’s post on BTCtalk (https://plus.google.com/+MikeHearn ; https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154290.0 )
So,
here is Satoshi stating he started working on bitcoin in 2007 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195.msg1617#msg1617, here Satoshi said he was done writing Bitcoin by July 2008 because that is when Google protocol buffers was made public”I looked at Google protocol buffers when they were released last year, but I had already written everything by then.” https://pastebin.com/Na5FwkQ4 and then above Mike Hearn in July 2008 is seeking guidance from Hal about trusted computing and then Hal working on trusted computing application on the suggestion of Mike for bitcoin. Ok why? Well bitcoin was already done by July 2008 when Mike was inquiring about TC and Hal was working on a TC application later, meaning that TC has some application not related to the core of bitcoin but rather to a peripheral of bitcoin and Mike may have been researching that possibility.
[Super Weak] Searching for more clues about Satoshi I came across a colloquial/slang term that he used. “Hack on” was used by Satoshi in the context of “work on”. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1034.msg13206#msg13206 I found multiple instances where Mike Hearn used the same exact term in the same context: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-April/007779.html http://bitcoin-development.narkive.com/hczWIAby/bitcoin-development-cartographer https://web.archive.org/web/20170628004052/http://www.advogato.org/person/mikehearn/ https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2003-March/msg00031.html I do admit the “hack on” argument is lame evidence as it is somewhat common term. However, not everyone used it in that context (like Hal Finney didn’t) and it does add to the list of coincidences.
[Warning: Extreme Reaching] Another super weak semi-coincidence is Mike Hearns birthday. Mike’s birthday is April 17th, 1984. Satoshi’s birthday was chosen as April 5th, 1975. I don’t know about you, but a lot of times when I have to enter a birthday in a service where I don’t want them knowing the truth, I usually always use my real birth month with fake day and year. [More reaching] adding 1975’s digits equal adding 1984’s digits/ 7+5=12 and 8+4=12. I know, I know...
According to Mike Hearn, Satoshi “communicated with a few of the core developers before leaving. He told myself and Gavin that he had moved on to other things and that the project was in good hands.“ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145850.msg1558053#msg1558053 This is also backed up by the new email release here: https://pastebin.com/syrmi3ET Mike- “I had a few other things on my mind (as always). One is, are you planning on rejoining the community at some point (eg for code reviews), or is your plan to permanently step back from the limelight?” Satoshi- “I've moved on to other things. It's in good hands with Gavin and everyone.” The above communication is supposedly the first time anyone heard that Satoshi was leaving for good and it was none other than Mike Hearn as the recipient. Then a few days later Satoshi told Gavin the same thing.
None of these things points or alludes to Mike being Satoshi by themselves. But I do think that all these things together do paint a possible connection. Mike denied being Satoshi when I emailed him and also didn’t seem to care that I would post these things online attempting to connect him to Satoshi.
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Lisk Highlights, March 1st 2019: Lisk's Good Month for Exchange Announcements.

Lisk's Good Month for Exchange Announcements.

You may remember how back in late January I wrote about Lisk getting the green light to move from the main mass market section of the KuCoin exchange to their KuCoin Plus Trading Area. Once tokens are promoted then KuCoin users can assume that these projects are well performing, are solid, and have less risk than the tokens traded in the main market. To be upgraded, projects had to meet three separate criteria.
  1. Tokens must be ranked in the top 40 on coinmarketcap.com
  2. The project needs to rank in the top 10% for trading volume out of all projects listed on KuCoin for two months consecutively
  3. The project must also be highly rated by KuCoin’s internal review system
Now as well as the KuCoin upgrade Lisk has also received an upgrade from the Binance exchange. They have been awarded the V Label badge on the profile of their Binance Info page. This signals to the customer that Binance Info has determined the authenticity of the project team related to the Lisk project. Once a token listing receives the V Label badge, Binance users can assume that this project is legit, and in theory should be less risky than the tokens traded without the label. Great news for Lisk's profile on the exchange I feel.
 
The final piece of good news that I have to pass on is one I am sure you have heard about already, but it bears repeating for those who have not heard the news yet..... Lisk will be available to trade on Bitpanda from March 7th.
In a public twitter poll to select Bitpanda's latest listing Lisk garnered 44% of the vote versus 26% for Dogecoin, 23% for Basic Attention Token, and 7% for Golem. Bitpanda is an Austrian based cryptocurrency exchange catering mostly to Europe with a user base of over 900000. This listing is great news for Lisk; more eyes on us and more liquidity. Great stuff.
 
That's it for today's highlights.
These highlight posts also go out daily on the….
LISK Highlights exclusive Telegram group: https://t.me/LiskHighlights
LISK Highlights Twitter : https://twitter.com/HighlightsLisk
They are are also included in my weekly roundup on the LISK Highlights Medium account and the Bitcoin talk forum's LISK thread, so keep an eye out for them on these outlets also.
 
Keep the faith Liskers! 👍
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EQWITY: INTRODUCING THE STO PLUS, THE FIRST HYBRID STO STANDARD GIVING RIGHT TO A COMPLIANT SECURITY TOKEN (VOTING/DIVIDENDS) AND A UTILITY TOKEN (ACCESS TO SERVICES) IN A TWO-IN-ONE PACKAGE!

EQWITY: INTRODUCING THE STO PLUS, THE FIRST HYBRID STO STANDARD GIVING RIGHT TO A COMPLIANT SECURITY TOKEN (VOTING/DIVIDENDS) AND A UTILITY TOKEN (ACCESS TO SERVICES) IN A TWO-IN-ONE PACKAGE!

https://preview.redd.it/0155whlpr4p21.jpg?width=1206&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3400a70832e7605292c322b0d041df88450da324

OVERVIEW

Today the Security Token Ecosystem needs more services aggregation, processes standardization and procedures digitization in order to achieve a global adoption, and this is why the EQWITY ecosystem is created.
But before we dive into the EQWITY review, let’s have a general look at the crypto market and the problems faced on exchanges.
The cryptocurrency market has seen vast expansion in the last two years with continued increase in market capitalization and in the number of cryptocurrency coins and tokens (which collectively total more than 1,850). This is a result of media hype and media coverage of the crypto market, as well as its unregulated nature that has allowed vast participation by even the most uninformed of retail investors.
This is not surprising as the crypto market far outpaced other markets by staggering amounts. Some cryptocoins gained as much as 20,000% between 2016 and 2017.

THE PROBLEM

The lure of quick and supposedly easy money has not only caught the attention of genuine companies and investors in this space, but has also attracted nefarious entities who want to grab a share of this market. With no regulation to check what is coming into this market as an investment product, a lot of scams have taken over. This poses a real problem in the crypto exchanges and the market at large.
We now have a situation where many scam crypto exchanges are mostly common, and the majority of crypto investors are afraid, unsophisticated investors without the knowledge of how to decipher the scam crypto investments from the real ones.
Lack of regulation in the market and exchanges has also created a situation where there is no trust entity to validate the thousands of new cryptocurrency-based products that are entering the marketplace on a daily basis.
Trusted and accurate information channels that can serve as valid sources of informative and educational content for the unsophisticated, retail investors are lacking.
What is the end result? Many cryptocurrency traders have lost and are still losing money in the crypto market.
High transaction fee after a successful trading is another challenge on the cryptocurrency exchanges, lack of security, liquidity, and so on.

THE SOLUTION

Eqwity is building the easiest way to enter the security token offerings (STOs) market. Eqwity is a decentralized ecosystem that is aggregating, standardizing and digitizing all necessary services for performing a Security Token Offering.
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Eqwity aims to bring back the notion of access to services by introducing the STO Plus which is a new hybrid model entitling to a compliant security token as well as a utility token for enjoying the services.
Eqwity is the first decentralized ecosystem to easily get into the security token offerings market; and it includes new concepts linked to solutions that will be deployed at different project stages.

THE INTERESTING THINGS TO NOTE OF EQWITY:

  • B° STO+ PLATFORM: The STO Plus platform aims to aggregate and provide all necessary services to set up and perform your Security Token Offering in a unique ecosystem. The overall ecosystem of Eqwity is shaped to support blockchain companies at each milestone of their life cycle, from incubation to liquidity generation. To take the STO concept one step further, Eqwity introduces a new hybrid STO standard as well as the Proof of Viability (PoV), this of course happens to be the first decentralized project audit system based on collaborative competition.
With the development of STO Plus (STO+), Eqwity has successfully introduced a new hybrid model entitling to a compliant security token as well as a utility token in a two-in-one package. This improvement aims to bring back the notion of “access to services”.
  • Proof of Viability (PoV): A project could be compliant without being viable, so to prevent non-viable or destined to fail projects for being able to raise funds from the community, it was important to include an audit phase in the process. The project audit phase had to be the most decentralized possible, operated by professionals and self-financed. Based on this, Eqwity had shaped the first decentralized project audit model named Proof of Viability (PoV).
PoV will be used to determine which project is viable for launching a public offering.
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HOW THE EQWITY ECOSYSTEM WORKS

Every submitted project will be divided in different parts based on field (financial plan, product market fit, penetration strategy, token economics, and so on) which must be audited. Once this is achieved, each part will be randomly sent to a decentralized network of auditors organized in block fields (financial auditors, marketing auditors, blockchain auditors, legal auditors, and so on). For joining the network of Eqwity, each new auditor will need to be verified first (identity verification, background checking, skills test, project audit simulation).
Several auditors in each block field will compete to be one of the first five to define the project as viable or non-viable in their field. Once this is reached, the audit session is stopped. But, not every auditor gets a reward only the five winners from each block field.
For participating, each voluntary auditor will need to deposit first on the platform the amount in EQY tokens he would desire to earn for his audit service (a max value will be defined by the platform for avoiding abuses and ensuring self-financing).
After the audit session is terminated, three other auditors from each block field will be randomly selected for becoming safeguard auditors. The role of the safeguard auditor is to verify the quality of the audit (relevancy, fraud…) performed by the five winners.
If a majority of safeguards define their audit as relevant, qualitative and free of fraud; the auditors get back their deposit and received the same value as a reward in BTC or ETH. The safeguard will earn a fixed reward previously defined on the platform for this kind of mission.
If a majority of safeguards find a fraud or a real irrelevancy, the concerned auditors will get a black point, in other words a warning, and their deposit will be frozen and sent to safeguards as an additional reward. In this case, the project is resubmitted to the network for a second audit session.
It is important to know that after receiving several black points an auditor is banned from the network for ensuring the highest level of quality in each block field.
And lastly, all audited projects report will be available to the public and recorded in the blockchain.
The Eqwity platform is amazing! Isn’t it?
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HOW THE COMMUNITY VOICE’S VOTING PROCESS WORKS ON EQWITY:

  1. A voting event could be automatically generated by the smart contract (for example; day of decision about dividends sharing) or initiated by founders for deciding on a strategic or non-strategic decision.
  2. The nodes are notified via Community Voice DApp. They get all information regarding the voting event (purpose, rules, dates, and so on).
  3. Each node is notified again for submitting their vote when the voting event starts.
  4. Before the vote is submitted, the smart contract check if the utility token wallet of the node have the sufficient balance for proceeding (1 EQY = 1 Vote).
  5. At the time the vote is submitted, 1 EQY token is debited from the shareholder's wallet and the vote is recorded within the smart contract.
  6. The voting event automatically close once the end date is reached. All nodes are notified at the same time.
  7. They are automatically generated and smart contracted. 8. Once all votes are considered, the results are pushed to all shareholders via Community Voice DApp.

THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF EQWITY

Discussed below are some of the amazing features that stand out this project, EQWITY among others:
  • One-Stop Shop: EQWITY makes readily available all the necessary services to set up and perform your Security Token Offering in a unique decentralized ecosystem.
  • No Coding: EQWITY offers automated Security Tokens issuance without coding a line thanks to its user friendly smart contract generator.
  • Digital Asset Liquidity: Automated digital asset listing on Blockchain Stock Exchange (BSE) for creating your first liquidity is provided on EQWITY.
  • Hybrid Offering Model: With EQWITY, you can be sure of discovering the power of “STO Plus” by offering a compliant security token and a utility token to your investors simultaneously.
  • Easy Compliance Process: On the EQWITY ecosystem, it is easy to perform all your compliance procedures thanks to a fully standardized and smartly digitized process.
  • Project Incubation: EQWITY make easier STOs market penetration to blockchain startups thanks to the first STO-oriented accelerator program.
  • Governance Dapp: EQWITY does facilitate the governance decentralization of your blockchain company via Community Voice Mobile DApp.
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ROADMAP

By definition, Roadmap is a plan or strategy intended to achieve a particular goal. That is to say the EQWITY Roadmap is step-by-step means by which the mission of the project is to be fully achieved.
Below is a pictorial representation of the EQWITY Roadmap:
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TOKEN DETAILS

Eqwity offered hybrid (2) tokens: Security Token (ERC-1400) + Utility Token (ERC-20)
See the specifications of each of the token below:
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MEET THE TEAM

Behind every good project, there must be a solid team who are always brainstorming and working towards on how to achieve the aim of the project. Here in EQWITY, we have a diverse team of individuals with varying backgrounds ranging from experience in technology, business strategy, blockchain, trading, finance, management, marketing, and development.
11 experimented professionals are now involved in the creation of EQWITY ecosystem.
Below are the brains that make up the EQWITY Team;
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CONCLUSION

Rest assured that EQWITY will provide powered-up, cutting-edge features for both the amateurs and professionals crypto users who require the full range of earning more, decision making and fundamentals information at their fingertips.
Key in now into the EQWITY project to safe guard your funds in a unique and welcoming environment, discover promising new technologies and ask or give advice in a community focused on creating a bright future for everyone! Become part of the EQWITY community and be one of its token holders now that the price is still very cheap to afford for everyone.

For more information about the EQWITY project and participation, kindly get connected with these links:
WEBSITE: https://www.eqwity.co.uk/
WHITEPAPER: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c442c299772ae79afbcfddd/t/5c6e73fa9140b7056a837981/1550742566664/Eqwity_WhitePaper_V2.pdf
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/eqwity_official
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eqwity/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeKpSGEztyo9jFFa--SfKw


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WRITER'S DETAILS
BitcoinTalk Username: cryptoblezin
BitcoinTalk Profile URL: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2178561;sa=summary
ETH Address: 0xC89b8Dd7e3E137DB108575EeAe301E52b6C72d9F
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Kraken - Think of it as a roach motel for your wealth. Your wealth checks in, but they dont let it out.

I thought I'd add my voice to the chorus of people having problems getting their money out of Kraken. They make it a lot easier to get money IN than out. They want your money IN and trading. Then, when you want to take it out, there are all kinds of hurdles and hoops to jump through.
The odd hurdle I am now facing is that I was initially verified to Tier 3 and they said I was allowed to withdraw $25,000 fiat a day, $200,000 a week. I then send cryptocurrency into Kraken, and sold $25,000 worth. Im by no means wealthy and this is a lot of money to me, so I made sure to get all the verifications done FIRST, get that out of the way, so I wouldnt run into hassles later trying to get the money out.
However when I did try to wire it out, well they say actually I was not really verified after all. Verified enough to send wealth INTO their system but apparently not verified after all when I want to get it out.
Plus, my money is now tied up in a wire transfer request that was stuck in “pending” status because of this verification process, including the verification demands of a third party, their wire transfer partner, Synapsepay. So I decided to just pull out of kraken entirely, I figure I will just cancel the wire transfer request, then convert the funds back into crypto and get them out of Kraken.
However amazingly they are telling me that I can not even cancel the wire request until everyone is satisfied they have “verified” me. That’s including the wire transfer company they work with, Synapsepay, the one I do not want to use any more. In order to free up my money from the wire transfer request that I am asking to cancel, I need Synapsepay’s permission, and Synapsepay wants me to do some “verifications” with them.
The first time I first tried to wire my funds out of Kraken, the first attempt was pending for a couple of days then listed as “failed”. At that time, I sent two messages to Kraken support asking why the wire failed, with no response, then I sent a message to synapsepay directly, also no response from them.
So I decided to just try again. Again it was stuck in “pending” status for a couple of days, so I decided to give up and cancel the wire entirely. I decided to give up on Kraken, cancel the wire, convert the funds back to cryptocurrency, and get the funds out of Kraken. I did not want my wealth to be tied up at an exchange for any longer than the minimum time required to actually conduct a transaction.
However here is where the weirdness starts, if you don’t consider failing to reply two questions about why a $25,000 wire failed as already ‘weird’. I write to Kraken asking for help cancelling the wire because I want to just give up and get my money out of their system by converting back to cryptocurrency.
At this point, first, I am told that I had only been “preliminarily” verified, though the term “preliminary” had not been used in any communication or information from Kraken prior to this, but that actually I was not really verified. There was no concept of “preliminary” anywhere in the universe of my interactions with Kraken until after they accept my wealth into their system, then it appears:
You might have had preliminary verification access when you first joined, but once the the system syncs up with the latest round of account reviews you were deemed unverified. I do not think your verification process will be an issue. I have submitted your case to our manual review process so it can be taken care of, but it can take up to 2-5 business days.
No one can speed this up. I am sorry to tell you what you do not want to hear, but it is reality and the best I can do.
Well the verification process was an issue because first of all, it was already finished supposedly.
They are trying to tell me that this is just how the world works, but I know this to be false because I have not experienced similar problems with other exchanges, and a quick comparative google search of complaints regarding getting money out show that kraken dominates that particular aspect of exchanges.
From a truth in advertising, financial fiduciary and other perspectives, they should try to provide accurate information as to what you are actually approved to do. If they claim you are approved to move money in and OUT of their system, you shouldn’t suddenly hit big roadblocks when you try to access the “out” side of things.
Anyway, so my $25,000 was tied up in a “pending” wire transfer through Synapsepay due to this ‘verification’ issue.
I thought I had an obvious solution. Since they can’t put the wire through due to my being “unverified” with Synapsepay, I can just cancel the wire, correct? I said, OK let’s just cancel the wire, forget about it. I will just convert my funds back into crypto, send them out from Kraken, and stop working with Kraken. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it?
Well first they don’t understand simple English. I indicated to them that I wanted to CANCEL the pending wire and just get my wealth out of the exchange, but their response is about being patient and working with them on ‘verification’ and “retrying the transaction”.
Also, it appears that we're having issues with the verification of your documents. I have forwarded this to the verification department for manual review. This review can take 2-5 business days. Please try your transaction again after 5 business days. If you continue to have issues, please reply back.
They obviously didnt understand a word I had said when they talk about “re-trying” the transaction “after 5 business days”. My input to them was that I wanted my money out of their control, right now, so cancel the transaction and free up my funds. Their response is, we are working on your verification, so you can re-try the transaction in 5 business days.
So I clarified that I did not want any wire transfer to occur, I just wanted my money released from being held for a pending wire transfer, and they told me that their third party wire processor, Synapsepay, has to “verify” me in order for my wire transfer request to be cancelled.
They weren’t putting it through, so I cancelled it. I need their permission to cancel? And getting that permission involves being “verified” by them? I must submit documents to them and get “verified” in order to not do business with them? This is absurdity of Kafkaesque proportions.
Here’s Kraken’s message:
Your account for Synapse Pay is unverified. We will need to work to verify your account in order to seamless use their service. The unverified status is due to the wire processors inability to validate your SSN. If the SSN comes back as invalid, we are required to obtain an image of the physical card to reconcile the discrepancy. When this happens we need a copy of the card. Please upload a photo or scan of your SSN via the Get Verified -> Tier 3 page in your Kraken account. Or email me an attachment. Once a picture of your card is uploaded or emailed to me please let me know me know. Until you are verified your cancel request will not be settled. That being said, the cancel request still stands.
Here’s the kicker - “Until you are verified your cancel request will not be settled.”
First of all, the claim that they are “unable” to verify the SSN is baloney. I have been a US citizen using my SSN all my life, it is extensively documented in all available databases including with all 3 credit agencies, whose reports I review regularly. I entered it in correctly. If they are “unable” to verify that after I gave my full info, they don’t deserve to be in the business of verifying anything.
Second, I am not asking Synapsepay to do anything. I do not want to “seamless use their service”. I want to NOT use their service. I am giving up on them, deciding NOT to do business with them, asking them to go away, get their hands off my money. However, for some reason, I need to “verify” with them in order to ask them to not do business with me and go away?
These guys are running their operation in a manner which most likely is afoul of many regulatory requirements. It must run contrary to some regulatory requirement to freeze up funds for a wire transfer, then have the client cancel the transfer because it was being delayed, and then require the third party wire processor’s permission to have the transaction cancelled? I would be curious from anyone who has knowledge of regulatory requirements and relevant regulatory agencies. They have not only responsibilities under KYC laws and so on, but obviously they also have responsibilities to the clients whose money they are holding. Any ideas about how to file a regulatory complaint about this?
I have no choice so I gave them a copy of the card, but when I did go to Get verified -> Tier 3, there was no option to upload any more documents. Another reddit thread describes someone else with this same situation. So they seem to like asking people to upload their SS cards despite it not being possible to do so.
Email is also not a secure way of transmitting sensitive documents, but I went ahead and messaged them a download link to a copy of my SS card and am now waiting for the next hoops.
Bottom line is, I recommend against doing business with these guys. They have no respect for your money at all and feel free to tie up your funds in ridiculous situations. Then they try to pass off the outrageous situations they concoct as the normal way the world works, despite similar experiences not occurring on other exchanges.
I’m not alone here in having difficulty getting money OUT of kraken. It’s like a roach motel for your wealth. Stay away.
For example:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1880210.0
https://np.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/4s7biu/kraken_has_not_released_23000_of_my_funds_and/
https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/5mfa92/anyone_else_having_trouble_getting_money_out_of/
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=606385.0
Google can show you more if you like.
====Update====
Originally, I posted the update as a reply to this thread but I thought it would make more sense to put the update in the original post text so that people who come across the thread would be able to see what the outcome/resolution was, without it being buried in the replies. I just deleted my previous update reply/post so as to not double post.
Update below:
Ok here is an update.
Ive been working on this issue of trying to get the funds out for a week and encountered the issues listed above. Have been debating with support why I need a third party to 'verify' me in order to cancel a transaction I had previously requested to have with them, and getting nowhere.
Now I posted to /btc about this 8 hours ago, and 30 minutes ago a response from support at kraken shows up in my email saying they are sincerely sorry for the trouble and the problematic wire request that was tying up my funds has been cancelled, and the funds are now back available in my account. So I have successfully converted to crypto and sent it out, and watched the confirmations pile up and now I can breathe a deep breath of relief.
I dont see a kraken post in this thread but I do believe this thread was probably noticed and this helped finally unstick everything. Otherwise it would indeed be quite a coincidence that I would be encountering my inquiries being not responded to, then finally serious bureacratic stonewalling and beauracrobabble, then coincidentally just hours after a reddit thread on the topic starts getting views, they decide to just clean everything up and release my funds to me with an apology.
I dont think its a coincidence, so first of all, I want to say thank you so much to everyone here in /btc for being concerned about my situation and for your kind words of support. I think you really did help me get this situation resolved.
It was quite anxiety provoking to know that a bolus of money which I was lucky enough to come into as a result of having bought some bitcoin many years ago, was trapped in a bureacratic maze. But now I am so thankful that is resolved.
Also believe it or not I would like to say thanks to kraken for finally figuring out that they were allowed to let me not do a wire transfer without getting permission and verification from some third party.
I dont think they were being mean or evil of course, just somehow thinking that the rules require them to be illogical... calls to mind the description of vogons from the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy... "not actually evil, but… bureaucratic, officious and callous". (I took out bad tempered as they didnt quite seem to be that either.)
They do seem to be trying to do a good job... people who trade with them in EUR seem to be happy. Their trading system seems well designed with good use of 2 factor auth, etc. However... they do need to up their USD game a bit before they could be recommended for trades in USD.
Well anyway I dont mean to babble... but thank you again everyone here at reddit, first and most of all, and also thank you to kraken for finally noticing that the rules were being silly and letting me have my funds back.
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Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) - Reformatted for Reddit

Original post by rethink-your-strategy on Bitcointalk.org here
This post has been reformatted to share on Reddit. What once was common knowledge, is now gone. You want a quality history lesson? Share this like wildfire.
August 15, 2014, 08:15:37 AM

Preamble

I'd like to start off by stating categorically that the cryptography presented by CryptoNote is completely, entirely solid. It has been vetted and looked over by fucking clever cryptographers/developers/wizards such as gmaxwell. Monero have had a group of independent mathematicians and cryptographers peer-reviewing the whitepaper (their annotations are here, and one of their reviews is here), and this same group of mathematicians and cryptographers is now reviewing the implementation of the cryptography in the Monero codebase. Many well known Bitcoin developers have already had a cursory look through the code to establish its validity. It is safe to say that, barring more exotic attacks that have to be mitigated over time as they are invented/discovered, and barring a CryptoNote implementation making rash decisions to implement something that reduces the anonymity set, the CryptoNote currencies are all cryptographically unlinkable and untraceable.
Two other things I should mention. I curse a lot when I'm angry (and scams like this make me angry). Second, where used my short date format is day/month/year (smallest to biggest).
If you find this information useful, a little donation would go a long way. Bitcoin address is 1rysLufu4qdVBRDyrf8ZjXy1nM19smTWd.

The Alleged CryptoNote/Bytecoin Story

CryptoNote is a new cryptocurrency protocol. It builds on some of the Bitcoin founding principles, but it adds to them. There are aspects of it that are truly well thought through and, in a sense, quite revolutionary. CryptoNote claim to have started working on their project years ago after Bitcoin's release, and I do not doubt the validity of this claim...clearly there's a lot of work and effort that went into this. The story as Bytecoin and CryptoNote claim it to be is as follows:
They developed the code for the principles expressed in their whitepaper, and in April, 2012, they released Bytecoin. All of the copyright messages in Bytecoin's code are "copyright the CryptoNote Developers", so clearly they are one and the same as the Bytecoin developers. In December 2012, they released their CryptoNote v1 whitepaper. In September 2013, they released their CryptoNote v2 whitepaper. In November 2013, the first piece of the Bytecoin code was first pushed to Github by "amjuarez", with a "Copyright (c) 2013 amjuarez" copyright notice. This was changed to "Copyright (c) 2013 Antonio Juarez" on March 3rd, 2014. By this juncture only the crypto libraries had been pushed up to github. Then, on March 4th, 2014, "amjuarez" pushed the rest of the code up to github, with the README strangely referring to "cybernote", even though the code referred to "Cryptonote". The copyrights all pointed to "the Cryptonote developers", and the "Antonio Juarez" copyright and license file was removed. Within a few days, "DStrange" stumbled across the bytecoin.org website when trying to mine on the bte.minefor.co.in pool (a pool for the-other-Bytecoin, BTE, not the-new-Bytecoin, BCN), and the rest is history as we know it. By this time Bytecoin had had a little over 80% of its total emission mined.

Immediate Red Flags

The first thing that is a red flag in all of this is that nobody, and I mean no-fucking-body, is a known entity. "Antonio Juarez" is not a known entity, "DStrange" is not a known entity, none of the made up names on the Bytecoin website exist (they've since removed their "team" page, see below), none of the made up names on the CryptoNote website exist (Johannes Meier, Maurice Planck, Max Jameson, Brandon Hawking, Catherine Erwin, Albert Werner, Marec Plíškov). If they're pseudonyms, then say so. If they're real names, then who the fuck are they??? Cryptographers, mathematicians, and computer scientists are well known - they have published papers or at least have commented on articles of interest. Many of them have their own github repos and Twitter feeds, and are a presence in the cryptocurrency community.
The other immediate red flag is that nobody, and I mean no-fucking-body, had heard of Bytecoin. Those that had heard of it thought it was the crummy SHA-256 Bitcoin clone that was a flop in the market. Bytecoin's claim that it had existed "on the deep web" for 2 years was not well received, because not a single vendor, user, miner, drug addict, drug seller, porn broker, fake ID card manufacturer, student who bought a fake ID card to get into bars, libertarian, libertard, cryptographer, Tor developer, Freenet developer, i2p developer, pedophile, or anyone else that is a known person - even just known on the Internet - had ever encountered "Bytecoin" on Tor. Ever. Nobody.

Indisputable Facts

Before I start with some conjecture and educated guesswork, I'd like to focus on an indisputable fact that obliterates any trust in both Bytecoin's and CryptoNote's bullshit story. Note, again, that I do not doubt the efficacy of the mathematics and cryptography behind CryptoNote, nor do I think there are backdoors in the code. What I do know for a fact is that the people behind CryptoNote and Bytecoin have actively deceived the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency community, and that makes them untrustworthy now and in the future. If you believe in the fundamentals in CryptoNote, then you need simply use a CryptoNote-derived cryptocurrency that is demonstrably independent of CryptoNote and Bytecoin's influence. Don't worry, I go into this a little later.
So as discussed, there were these two whitepapers that I linked to earlier. Just in case they try remove them, here is the v1 whitepaper and the v2 whitepaper mirrored on Archive.org. This v1/v2 whitepaper thing has been discussed at length on the Bytecoin forum thread, and the PGP signature on the files has been confirmed as being valid. When you open the respective PDFs you'll notice the valid signatures in them:
signature in the v1 whitepaper
signature in the v2 whitepaper
These are valid Adobe signatures, signed on 15/12/2012 and 17/10/2013 respectively. Here's where it gets interesting. When we inspect this file in Adobe Acrobat we get a little more information on the signature
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Notice the bit that says "Signing time is from the clock on the signer's computer"? Now normally you would use a Timestamp Authority (TSA) to validate your system time. There are enough public, free, RFC 3161 compatible TSAs that this is not a difficult thing. CryptoNote chose not do this. But we have no reason to doubt the time on the signature, right guys? crickets
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See these references from the v1 whitepaper footnotes? Those two also appear in the v2 whitepaperth. Neither of those two footnotes refer to anything in the main body of the v1 whitepaper's text, they're non-existent (in the v2 whitepaper they are used in text). The problem, though, is that the Bitcointalk post linked in the footnote is not from early 2012 (proof screenshot is authentic: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=196259.0)
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May 5, 2013. The footnote is referencing a post that did not exist until then. And yet we are to believe that the whitepaper was signed on 12/12/2012! What sort of fucking fools do they take us for?
A little bit of extra digging validates this further. The document properties for both the v1 whitepaper as well as the v2 whitepaper confirms they were made in TeX Live 2013, which did not exist on 12/12/2012. The XMP properties are also quite revealing
XMP properties for the v1 whitepaper
XMP properties for the v2 whitepaper
According to that, the v1 whitepaper PDF was created on 10/04/2014, and the v2 whitepaper was created on 13/03/2014. And yet both of these documents were then modified in the past (when they were signed). Clearly the CryptoNote/Bytecoin developers are so advanced they also have a time machine, right?
Final confirmation that these creation dates are correct are revealed those XMP properties. The properties on both documents confirm that the PDF itself was generated from the LaTeX source using pdfTeX-1.40.14 (the pdf:Producer property). Now pdfTeX is a very old piece of software that isn't updated very often, so the minor version (the .14 part) is important.
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pdfTeX 1.40.14 pushed to source repo on Feb 14, 2014
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This version of pdfTeX was only pushed to the pdfTeX source repository on February 14, 2014, although it was included in a very early version of TeX Live 2013 (version 2013.20130523-1) that was released on May 23, 2013. The earliest mentions on the Internet of this version of pdfTeX are in two Stack Exchange comments that confirm its general availability at the end of May 2013 (here and here).
The conclusion we draw from this is that the CryptoNote developers, as clever as they were, intentionally deceived everyone into believing that the CryptoNote whitepapers were signed in 2012 and 2013, when the reality is that the v2 whitepaper was created in March, 2014, and the v1 whitepaper haphazardly created a month later by stripping bits out of the v2 whitepaper (accidentally leaving dead footnotes in).
Why would they create this fake v2 whitepaper in the first place? Why not just create a v1 whitepaper, or not even version it at all? The answer is simple: they wanted to lend credence and validity to the Bytecoin "2 years on the darkweb" claim so that everyone involved in CryptoNote and Bytecoin could profit from the 2 year fake mine of 82% of Bytecoin. What they didn't expect is the market to say "no thank you" to their premine scam.

And Now for Some Conjecture

As I mentioned earlier, the Bytecoin "team" page disappeared. I know it exists, because "AtomicDoge" referred to it as saying that one of the Bytecoin developers is a professor at Princeton. I called them out on it, and within a week the page had disappeared. Fucking cowards.
That was the event that triggered my desire to dig deeper and uncover the fuckery. As I discovered more and more oddities, fake accounts, trolling, and outright falsehoods, I wondered how deep the rabbit hole went. My starting point was DStrange. This is the account on Bitcointalk that "discovered" Bytecoin accidentally a mere 6 days after the first working iteration of the code was pushed to Github, purely by chance when mining a nearly dead currency on a tiny and virtually unheard of mining pool. He has subsequently appointed himself the representative of Bytecoin, or something similar. The whole thing is so badly scripted it's worse than a Spanish soap opera...I can't tell who Mr. Gonzales, the chief surgeon, is going to fuck next.
At the same time as DStrange made his "fuck me accidental discovery", another Bitcointalk account flared up to also "accidentally discover this weird thing that has randomly been discovered": Rias. What's interesting about both the "Rias" and "DStrange" accounts are their late 2013 creation date (October 31, 2013, and December 23, 2013, respectively), and yet they lay dormant until suddenly, out of the blue, on January 20th/21st they started posting. If you look at their early posts side by side you can even see the clustering: Rias, DStrange.
At any rate, the DStrange account "discovering" Bytecoin is beyond hilarious, especially with the Rias account chiming in to make the discovery seem natural. Knowing what we unmistakably do about the fake CryptoNote PDF dates lets us see this in a whole new light.
Of course, as has been pointed out before, the Bytecoin website did not exist in its "discovered" form until sometime between November 13, 2013 (when it was last captured as this random picture of a college girl) and February 25, 2014 (when it suddenly had the website on it as "discovered"). This can be confirmed by looking at the captures on Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://bytecoin.org
The CryptoNote website, too, did not exist in its current form until after October 20, 2013, at which time it was still the home of an encrypted message project by Alain Meier, a founding member of the Stanford Bitcoin Group and co-founder of BlockScore. This, too, can be confirmed on Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://cryptonote.org
~It's hard to ascertain whether Alain had anything to do with CryptoNote or Bytecoin. It's certainly conceivable that the whitepaper was put together by him and other members of the Stanford Bitcoin Group, and the timeline fits, given that the group only formed around March 2013. More info on the people in the group can be found on their site, and determining if they played a role is something you can do in your own time.~
Update: Alain Meier posted in this thread, and followed it up with a Tweet, confirming that he has nothing to do with CryptoNote and all the related...stuff.

Batshit Insane

The Bytecoin guys revel in creating and using sockpuppet accounts. Remember that conversation where "Rias" asked who would put v1 on a whitepaper with no v2 out, and AlexGR said "a forward looking individual"? The conversation took place on May 30, and was repeated verbatim by shill accounts on Reddit on August 4 (also, screenshot in case they take it down).
Those two obvious sockpuppet/shill accounts also take delight in bashing Monero in the Monero sub-reddit (here are snippets from WhiteDynomite and cheri0). Literally the only thing these sockpuppets do, day in and day out, is make the Bytecoin sub-reddit look like it's trafficked, and spew angry bullshit all over the Monero sub-reddit. Fucking batshit insane - who the fuck has time for that? Clearly they're pissy that nobody has fallen for their scam. Oh, and did I mention that all of these sockpuppets have a late January/early February creation date? Because that's not fucking obvious at all.
And let's not forget that most recently the sockpuppets claimed that multi-sig is "a new revolutionary technology, it was discovered a short time ago and Bytecoin already implemented it". What the actual fuck. If you think that's bad, you're missing out on the best part of all: the Bytecoin shills claim that Bytecoin is actually Satoshi Nakamoto's work. I'm not fucking kidding you. For your viewing pleasure...I present to you...the Bytecoin Batshit Insane Circus:
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=512747.msg8354977#msg8354977
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Seriously. Not only is this insulting as fuck to Satoshi Nakamoto, but it's insulting as fuck to our intelligence. And yet the fun doesn't stop there, folks! I present to you...the centerpiece of this Bytecoin Batshit Insane Circus exhibit...
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Of course! How could we have missed it! The clues were there all along! The CryptoNote/Bytecoin developers are actually aliens! Fuck me on a pogostick, this is the sort of stuff that results in people getting committed to the loony bin.
One last thing: without doing too much language analysis (which is mostly supposition and bullshit), it's easy to see common grammar and spelling fuck ups. My personal favorite is the "Is it true?" question. You can see it in the Bytecoin thread asking if it's Satoshi's second project, in the Monero thread asking if the Monero devs use a botnet to fake demand, and in the Dashcoin thread confirming the donation address (for a coin whose only claim is that they copy Bytecoin perfectly, what the fuck do they need donations for??).

Layer After Layer

One of the things that happened soon after the Bytecoin "big reveal" was a string of forks popping up. The first was Bitmonero on April 18. Fantomcoin was launched May 6. Quazarcoin was launched May 8. HoneyPenny was announced on April 21, although only launched as Boolberry on May 17. duckNote was launched on May 30. MonetaVerde as launched June 17.
Now for some reason unbeknownst to anyone with who isn't a retarded fuckface, the Bytecoin code was pushed up to SourceForge on 08/04/2014 (the "Registered" date is at the bottom of the page). I have no idea why they did this, maybe it's to try and lend credence to their bullshit story (oh hey, look how old Bytecoin is, it's even on Sourceforge!)
Coincidentally, and completely unrelated (hurr durr), Quazarcoin, Fantomcoin, and Monetaverde are all also on Sourceforge. This gives us a frame of reference and a common link between them - it's quite clear that at least these three are run by the same team as CryptoNote. There is further anecdotal evidence that can be gathered by looking at the shill posts in the threads (especially the way the Moneteverda shills praise merge mining, in a way that is nearly fucking indistinguishable from the Bytecoin praise for multi-sig technology).
QuazarCoin is a special case and deserves a little attention. Let's start with OracionSeis, who launched it. He's well known on Bitcointalk for selling in-game currencies. In that same thread you'll notice this gem right at the end from Fullbuster: "Hey,OracionSeis is no longer under my use so please https://bitcointa.lk/threads/selling-most-of-the-game-currencies.301540/#post-5996983 come into this thread! thank you !" Click through to his new link and Fullbuster clarifies: "Hello, I may look new around here but i've sold my first account and created new one and i have an intention to keep the same services running as my first account did." So now that we know that OracionSeis is a fucking bought account, we can look at his actions a little more critically.
On May 7, just when Monero was being taken back by the community (see below), OracionSeis out of the blue decided to take it overelaunch it himself. This included a now-defunct website at monero.co.in, and a since-abandoned Github. The community pushed back hard, true to form, with hard-hitting statements such as "To reiterate, this is not the original devs, and thus not a relaunch. OP, fuck you for trying this. This should warrant a ban." A man after my own heart. OracionSeis caved and decided to rename it to...QuazarCoin, which launched on May 8. To recap: bought account, launched by trying to "relaunch" Monero, got fucked up, renamed it to QuazarCoin. Clearly and undeniably goes in our pile of fuckface coins.
The other three are a little more interesting. Let's start with ~fuckNote~duckNote. It's hard to say if duckNote is a CryptoNote/Bytecoin project. The addition of the HTML based wallet is a one-trick pony, a common thread among most of the CryptoNote/Bytecoin controlled coins, but that could also be the result of a not-entirely-retarded developer. Given the shill posts in the duckNote thread I'm going to flag it as possibly-controlled-by-the-fuckface-brigade.
And now we come to ~HoneyPenny~ ~MoneyPenny~ ~HoneyBerry~ ~Boolean~ Boolberry. This is an interesting one. This was "pre-announced" on April 21, although it was only released with the genesis block on May 17. This puts it fourth in line, after Fantomcoin and Quazarcoin, although fucktarded proponents of the shittily-named currency insist that it was launched on April 21 because of a pre-announcement. Fucking rejects from the Pool of Stupidity, some of them. At any rate, "cryptozoidberg" is the prolific coder that churned out a Keccak-derived PoW (Wild Keccak) in a month, and then proceeded to add completely fucking retarded features like address aliasing that requires you to mine a block to get an address (lulz) and will never cause any issues when "google" or "obama" or "zuckerberg" want their alias back. Namecoin gets around this by forcing you to renew every ~200 - 250 days, and besides, nobody is making payments to microsoft.bit. This aliasing system is another atypical one-trick-pony that the CryptoNote developers push out and claim is monumental and historical and amazing.
There's also the matter of cryptozoidberg's nickname. In the Bytecoin code there's the BYTECOIN_NETWORK identifiert, which according to the comment is "Bender's nightmare" (hurr durr, such funny, 11100111110001011011001210110110 has a 2 in it). Now this may be a little bit of conjecture, yo, but the same comment appears twice in the "epee" contributed library, once in the levin signature, and again in the portable storage signature. The contexts are so disconnected and different that it would be a fucking stretch to imagine that the same person did not write both of these. We can also rule out this being a Bytecoin-specific change, as the "Bender's nightmare" comments exist in the original epee library on githubw (which is completely unused anywhere on the planet except in Bytecoin, most unusual for a library that has any usefulness, and was first committed to github on February 9, 2014).
We know from the copyright that Andrey N. Sabelnikov is the epee author, and we can say with reasonable certainty that he was involved in Bytecoin's creation and is the dev behind Boolberry. Sabelnikov is quite famous - he wrote the Kelihos botnet code and worked at two Russian security firms, Microsoft took him to court for his involvement (accusing him of operating the botnet as well), and then settled with him out of court on the basis of him not running the botnet but just having written the code. Kelihos is a botnet that pumped out online pharmacy spam (you know the fucking annoying "Y-ou Ne3D Vi-4Gra!?" emails? those.) so it's good to see he transitioned from that to a cryptocurrency scam. Regardless of BBR's claim to have "fixed" CryptoNote's privacy (and the fake fight on Bitcointalk between the "Bytecoin devs" and cryptozoidberg), it's clear that the link between them is not transparent. BBR is either the brainchild of a spam botnet author that worked on Bytecoin, or it's the CryptoNote developers trying to have one currency distanced from the rest so that they have a claim for legitimacy. I think it's the second one, and don't want to enter into a fucking debate about it. Make up your own mind.
Which brings us to the oddest story of the bunch: Bitmonero. It's pretty clear, given its early launch date and how unfamiliar anyone was with creating a genesis block or working in completely undocumented code, that thankful_for_today is/was part of the CryptoNote developers. He made a fatal error, though: he thought (just like all the other cryptocurrencies) that being "the dev" made him infallible. Ya know what happened? He tried to force his ideas, the community politely said "fuck you", and Bitmonero was forked into Monero, which is leading the pack of CryptoNote-based coins today. Let me be perfectly fucking clear: it doesn't matter that the Bytecoin/CryptoNote developers know their code and can push stuff out, and it doesn't matter that Sabelnikov can shovel bullshit features into his poorly named cryptocurrency, and it doesn't matter that Monetaverde is "green" and has "merged mining". Nobody working behind these cryptocurrencies is known in the cryptocurrency community, and that alone should be a big fucking red flag. Monero is streets ahead, partly because of the way they're developing the currency, but mostly because the "core devs" or whatever they're called are made up of reasonably well-known people. That there are a bunch of them (6 or 7?) plus a bunch of other people contributing code means that they're sanity checking each other.
And, as we saw, this has fucking infuriated the Bytecoin/CryptoNote developers. They're so angry they waste hours and hours with their Reddit accounts trawling the Monero sub-reddit, for what? Nobody has fallen for their scam, and after my revelation today nobody fucking will. Transparency wins, everything else is bullshit.
As pointed out by canonsburg, when the Bytecoin/CryptoNote people realised they'd lost the fucking game, they took a "scorched earth" approach. If they couldn't have the leading CryptoNote coin...they'd fucking destroy the rest by creating a shit-storm of CryptoNote coins. Not only did they setup a thread with "A complete forking guide to create your own CryptoNote currency", but they even have a dedicated website with a fuckton of JavaScript. Unfortunately this plan hasn't worked for them, because they forgot that nobody gives a fuck, and everyone is going to carry on forking Bitcoin-based coins because of the massive infrastructure and code etc. that works with Bitcoin-based coins.
There are a bunch of other useless CryptoNote coins, by the way: Aeon, Dashcoin, Infinium-8, OneEvilCoin. We saw earlier that Dashcoin is probably another CryptoNote developer driven coin. However, this entire group is not really important enough, nor do they have enough potential, for me to give a single fuck, so make up your own mind. New CryptoNote coins that pop up should be regarded with the utmost caution, given the bullshit capabilities that we've already seen.

All Tied Up in a Bow

I want to cement the relationship between the major CryptoNote shitcoins. I know that my previous section had a lot of conjecture in it, and there's been some insinuation that I'm throwing everyone under the bus because I'm raging against the machine. That's not my style. I'm more of a Katy Perry fan..."you're going to hear me roar". There were some extra links I uncovered during my research, and I lacked the time to add it to this post. Thankfully a little bit of sleep and a can of Monster later have given me the a chance to add this. Let's start with an analysis of the DNS records of the CN coins.
If we look at the whois and DNS records for bytecoin.org, quazarcoin.org, fantomcoin.org, monetaverde.org, cryptonote.org, bytecoiner.org, cryptonotefoundation.org, cryptonotestarter.org, and boolberry.com, we find three common traits, from not-entirely-damming to oh-shiiiiiiit:
  1. There's a lot of commonality with the registrar (NameCheap for almost all of them), the DNS service (HurricaneElectric's Free DNS or NameCheap's DNS), and with the webhost (LibertyVPS, QHosteSecureFastServer.com, etc.)
  2. All of the CN domains use WhoisGuard or similar private registration services.
  3. Every single domain, without exception, uses Zoho for email. The only outlier is bitmonero.org that uses Namecheap's free email forwarding, but it's safe to disregard this as the emails probably just forward to the CryptoNote developers' email.
The instinct may be to disregard this as a fucking convenient coincidence. But it isn't: Zoho used to be a distant second go Google Apps, but has since fallen hopelessly behind. Everyone uses Google Apps or they just use mail forwarding or whatever. With the rest of the points as well, as far-fetched as the link may seem, it's the combination that is unusual and a dead giveaway of the common thread. Just to demonstrate that I'm not "blowing shit out of proportion" I went and checked the records for a handful of coins launched over the past few mont