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Unfortunately I  no longer have the time or money to run the following 3% delegates:


I  will shut them down by the end of next week or sooner if they are voted out sooner.

I appreciate the trust and opportunity Bytemaster gave me to be part of this experiment.  I will continue to follow the project and lurk around the forum.

General Discussion / RIP Hal Finney
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:06:36 am »
The bitcoin world lost one of its earliest pioneers today with the legal passing of Hal Finney, the recipient of the world’s first bitcoin transaction and its first identified developer after Satoshi Nakamoto. He was 58 years old.

Finney had been diagnosed with the disease ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2009 and was wheelchair-bound for the last few years of his life. Despite this, he remained as active as possible in the bitcoin community, even giving interviews as recently as March of this year.

Finney was also a key figure in the world of cryptography, having worked as the second developer after Phil Zimmermann on the popular PGP system, and was a regular contributor to the legendary ‘cypherpunks’ cryptographer mailing list.

Finney developed computing’s first reusable proof-of-work system called RPOW, (based on Adam Back’s Hashcash) with an aim to implementing it in a digital currency system.

A decentralized P2P version of RPOW, also based on Hashcash, lies at bitcoin’s heart, which is the first widespread use of the system...

General Discussion / Has the Matrix changed or is it just me?
« on: July 26, 2014, 02:20:34 am »
Ever since upgrading to 0.2.3 everything works worse for me.  Wallet has issues registering accounts, transferring to myself and my delegate has started dropping blocks. 

I noticed a spike in my delegate cpu sometime after midnight last night, was also near the time my bter transfer of yesterday went through, which also killed my ability to transfer today.

Something seems odd to me....

Just wondering how does one perform maintenance on a running delegate without missing blocks?

Can you shutdown your delegate and bring up a backup delegate immediately?  Does IP need to stay the same for a delegate or only if you are acting as a seed node?

Just looking for some SIMPLE strategy if there is one for planned maintenance. 

Stakeholder Proposals / Who Is John Galt?
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:53:34 pm »
Thanks to a number of people (puppies, GregGozzo, Bytemaster and others) I now have a delegate setup and running to support BitShares95% of fees returned to shareholders.

To approve me, enter the following in your wallet:

wallet_approve_delegate  delegate1-galt

About "Galt":

I have, let's just say, more than 20 years  ;D of IT experience (C programmer, Unix Admin, Oracle Developer, PHP, Joomla, PMP and CISA certified).

I am a PTS investor but did not invest in-time for February snapshot so I am starting from scratch with BTSX and am looking forward to new DACS.  I will be a buyer of BTSX.

I live and work "up the road" from Invictus in Northern Virginia and run an alternative news site which is listed in my profile so you can check it out to see where I am coming from.  As a result of my activism I have seen "the beast" up close and felt's it's wrath but I'm still here, so far!  :)

I plan to add articles on Crypto Currency to my site as well, as I have time and or volunteers/authors to write them, and will use it to support this community.

I am committed to running an honest, reliable and ethical delegate for the Bitshares community.  I can run more if needed.  I will also approve similarly minded delegates but my vote isn't worth much at this point.  I also run TOR relays. 

Please consider voting for delegate1-galt and msg me ANYTIME if my delegate is down or not acting in the best interest of the community.

p.s.  I'm more than happy to provide my personal contact information to Bytemaster and/or Stan at any time they request if they want to verify and/or meet me in person.

Thanks to all of you for your work!!


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