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General Discussion / So when do we launch localbitshares?
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:21:56 pm »
While I hope hero does well and I hope the blockpay thing gets worked out, what I really would want to see is our own version of localbitcoins. Lets launch the tools that people can have a peer2peer marketplace.

So what would we need besides devs for it.

- An escrow service
- A nice website for it.
- Works on mobile phones.

What else?

Hello guys,

Recently I was asked to make some laptops more secure by installing coreboot on them and removing most of Intel-ME crap. It took me a while to figure out and cost me a whole lot more than the 30 to 60 minutes I had planned, but to prevent you from running into the same issues I've published a tutorial about it  steemit:[member=11045]JoeyD[/member]/run-don-t-walk-from-the-blob

Once I finally figured out the missing bits,  it was just a matter of following the steps as I've written down in that tutorial. The things that take the most time during the whole process are installing the software and the compile phase of the coreboot toolchain. But having a little more peace of mind is worth it in my opinion.

Technical Support / Light client turns to a complete white screen.
« on: May 09, 2017, 03:47:38 am »
Don't know if other people suffer from this, but lately the light client on linux always ends up as a  white screen. It seems to start up properly, but it does something after the chat button pops up that makes it turn completely white and judging by the non changing mouse pointer it turns inoperable as well.

Reloading the view does not solve the problem.

Any ideas on how to solve this?

General Discussion / Online meetups, webinars and other gigs.
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:12:13 pm »
So the reason I've helped with the mumble-server, is that I believe it fills a gap in communication in the crypto sphere and bitshares especially.

We have mumble for hangouts with virtually no restriction in number of attendees and very low bandwidth requirements for each individual. Couple of advantages it has compared to google-hangouts and youtube is that it's still accessible from China. We had high hopes that it would enable hundreds of people to hold meetups and who knows we might get there yet.

I've been looking for ways to add to the experience and one thing I feel is missing from mumble is a way to do presentations or webinars. I've looked around and I've found two possible solutions. First one a google-hangout style audio-videoconferencing server, with screen/tab sharing. Second option a BigBlueButton-server, which is tailor made for doing online classes, presentations and such.

They won't be able to replace mumble I think, because of the increased bandwidth required and far lower number of simultaneous users. Then again, a webinar probably won't work with an overly large number of participants. I personally like BigBlueButton the most, but I'd like some input from the community which they feel is more useful.

The first option is light enough on the server requirements that I might be able to add it to the current mumble-server. The BigBlueButton server has some beefy system requirements and would most likely require us to move to a different server and probably a higher monthly bill.

So my question is two fold, which option do you think is the preferable or most useful? In case enough people like the BigBlueButton-server, does anybody have a recommendation for an affordable high bandwidth server with a minimum of 4 cores, 4Gigs of ram, a lot of storage space for recordings and high enough data-limit to allow for videostreaming.

Random Discussion / Crowdsourced Greek bailout
« on: July 01, 2015, 12:44:17 am »

Ok, I laughed out loud when a mate send me this, but if this actually works I'd lol even harder. It would make quite a few selfimportant people look so silly that it's already worth the price.

Beyond Bitcoin [closed] / Mumble client certificate issue.
« on: June 27, 2015, 05:41:45 pm »
I got a heads up from Thom, mentioning that he was having trouble with certificates on the mumble client on the beyondbitcoin server.

I've did some testing with a couple of others where we repeatedly tried registering through android and other pcs with different certificates and names, but we were not able to reproduce the problem.

So if people are having issues could you list them plus the steps you took for them to occur?

Keep in mind, the mumble certificate is like a public/private keypair and it will replace the password you have to use the first time you login to the server. After that the certficiate is used instead of the password to login and encrypt traffic. This also means that only one identity can be logged on at the same time with the same certificate. Also you can't arbitrarily change names when you've registered yourself on the server.

Should you want to change/retrieve your name give a shoutout to either Fuzzy, JabbaJabba or me to remove the registration from the server, which will allow you to reregister with the name you'd like.

Technical Support / Compiling on different linux distros, like gentoo
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:54:20 am »
Have people tried compiling the client on something other than ubuntu? If so how did you do it?

I'm trying to figure out how to install the client on gentoo, but I seem to get stuck in the final stages of the install, with no clue on how to proceed.

So here's what I did sofar.

I followed the instructions of the wiki made sure I've installed all the required dependencies and run cmake without the static boost.
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Next I edited the files mentioned in this post by monsterer plus a couple not listed there. To get them all I edited the files I got from running
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grep "unit_test.hpp" *.cpp in both the libraries and tests folders.

Afterwards (although I had to add a symlink to db_cxx to the berkeley db on my gentoo install, but that wasn't a major issue) compilation seems to run smoothly up to 
[ 98%] Built target nathan_tests
Linking CXX executable wallet_tests
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.9.2/../../../../lib64/crt1.o: In function `_start':
(.text+0x20): undefined reference to `main'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
tests/CMakeFiles/wallet_tests.dir/build.make:132: recipe for target 'tests/wallet_tests' failed
make[2]: *** [tests/wallet_tests] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:2228: recipe for target 'tests/CMakeFiles/wallet_tests.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [tests/CMakeFiles/wallet_tests.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:116: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

And here's where I'm stuck, I've tried moving -lpthread and -ldl to the end of link.txt as I've seen a couple of people do with similar problems on the forums, but that didn't solve the issue for me.

Any ideas on how to proceed from here?

This article puts into words one of the fears I've been talking about now and then on these forums.

I've been worrying about how to fight the banks with their endless supply of silly-money and what they can do to the market.

The second attack vector I fear are the Wall Street traders who'd love to slaughter these naive idealists and suck out all their efforts to keep bitcoin price up. I imagine traders would love easy pickings like those.

As a caveat, I might be influenced into wanting to see a more rational explanation to the completely irrational market and maybe I also have some sentimental urges of wanting to have some faith in humanity as a whole and not wanting to see it as a completely irrational entity.

Beyond Bitcoin [closed] / BeyondBitcoin hangout with Bytemaster 1-9-2015
« on: January 09, 2015, 06:29:27 pm »
Unedited recording of todays session:


General Discussion / And so it begins.
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:26:35 pm »
Negative interest rates on saving accounts are now a fact. (couldn't figure out how to post a google translate link)

So the competition is doing -#%. Now if only there was an alternative that might even offer a little interest on savings. Where O Where art thou?

Btw if you want my opinion on the idea of negative interest rates on my savings, that would be something like:

Oh HELL NO you 
And you may quote me on that.

Second hangout of the day with Greg Slepak of OkTurtles, about his project, DNSChain and possible use cases and integration in BTS/KeyID.


Chinese community joins, these are different encodings of the unedited recording. This was the first time trying to bridge the language barrier in real time, so things are a bit awkward as we tried working out how to do the translations and questions.


Could someone from the Chinese community check if the Chinese characters came through on that chatlog link, somehow in my browser it doesn't seem to be following UTF-8-encoding, but the file I uploaded was in utf-8-format.

Although it is a talk about bitcoin, it applies to the entire crypto-exchange experiment.

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