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Technical Support / Wallet backup link moved?
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:31:38 am »
Viewers of the Chronos Crypto videos on Bitshares are having trouble finding the Wallet Backup link in the interface. Was it moved recently from where it's shown in this video? Creating and Securing a Bitshares Wallet .


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General Discussion / Voting with collateral BTS
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:52:06 pm »
Can you vote for committee/worker/witness with BTS that's tied up in a collateral position?

Random Discussion / Musings of a Bitcoiner: A Bonding Experience
« on: December 31, 2016, 07:20:00 pm »
Listen to this eposide at: Transcript below.

Bitcoin really strengthens communities, bringing people together with a common, bonding experience. That’s because bitcoiners literally do have a common, bonding experience. We even have a name for it: it’s called getting scammed.

Put simply, there are basically two kinds of bitcoiners: those who have been scammed, and those who will be scammed. You might think that there is a third kind, the scammer, but you’re wrong. Scammers get scammed, too. In fact, one scammer was busy being scammed, while he scammed me! I would diagram it for you, but it would just look like a bunch of lines with the word SCAM on them.

To be honest, I’ve only been scammed about 3 times, give or take twice, which isn’t that bad. I’d rather not get into too much detail, but I will tell you this much: OUCH. You probably know exactly how I feel. It’s that feeling of suddenly losing your magic internet money that you never knew you didn’t have. You can’t even watch it go, because of the magic. You just open up your magic internet wallet, aaaand it’s gone.

I heard of one bitcoiner who took a photo of his paper wallet, and then compressed the photo and password-protected it, and then he chiseled the hexadecimal representation of that file into a chunk of steel and buried it in his backyard. Ok, ok, I was just kidding about that last part. He actually kept the file on his computer. Then he installed a virus. That might have been his mistake, aaaand it’s gone.

The most famous scam in the history of bitcoin would probably be the Mt Gox scandal. Mt Gox (or M.T. Gox, also known as “Empty Gox”) was a bitcoin exchange that suddenly announced that they couldn’t find anyone’s magic internet money. In true scammer form, they claimed that they weren’t really scamming anyone, because they were too busy being scammed by something they called Transaction Malleability. I think that means their cat stole it.

Some people think that bitcoin itself is a scam, or that its only reason for existence is to scam people, but that’s not true at all. Let me explain by analogy. Imagine, if you will, that bitcoin is like a car. Now, you must admit: criminals use cars. See? Now that’s what I call a solid proof.

Of course, if cars were truly like bitcoin, then they would take a random amount of fuel to get anywhere. They would only start about once every 10 minutes, but you might not be inside when they do. Oh, and you should probably not drive where anyone can see you, because one day, you’ll suddenly notice that your car is a different color, and your keys won’t unlock the doors anymore.

Fortunately, bitcoin isn’t really like a car. It’s more like a club. But if you want to join, watch out. You’re going to get scammed. Welcome to the club.

Random Discussion / Review: Ledger Nano S
« on: December 27, 2016, 09:22:43 pm »
Considering a hardware wallet for your bitcoin or ether? Consider the Ledger Nano S. I just released a video review:

General Discussion / Update on Chronos Videos
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:08:29 pm »
It's time for an update on Chronos Crypto Videos. Over the past year. the worker has published about three videos per month while active, in line with production goals. We now have the following videos available:

Tech Lectures:
  • Intro to Bitshares, where we take a brief overview of some of the key features that make Bitshares stand out from other blockchain technologies.
  • Bitshares Security: Delegated Proof of Stake, where we compare Bitcoin's security model with some of the key features that set Bitshares apart as a next-generation crypto.
  • Bitshares Inflation Rate, where we study the factors that cause the total supply of BTS to increase or decrease over time.


News and Announcements:
  • Bitshares Merger Vesting Ends, where we celebrate the end of the Bitshares merger vesting dilution, and analyze the network growth over the past year.

Check out all the videos on the Bitshares Playlist.

Below are some of the comments and feedback we've received on the YouTube channel:
  • "Stunning cryptocurrency design, nicely conveyed." - Harry Evelegh
  • "Excellent presentation----look forward to seeing all your work as it progresses!!! ¥€S" - Alexander Vago
  • "Good work!" - Marek Chmielewski
  • "nice video. Thanks for the info." - HowzatDCC
  • "Very good Chronos. I'll tweet this one out." - Patrick Konshak
  • "Great video - very well explained. Useful tool I wasn't aware off." - Andy Mckey
  • "Really interesting. Thanks for the video" - Ian Watt
  • "I like it, easy to follow." - Louis Castro
  • "Useful video, thanks!" - CLains
  • "Awesome. I wish I had this video when I create my UIA's." - Patrick Konshak
  • "Good video." - Ken Code
  • "Thanks for the walk through! These are very good tutorials." - Paul Zozem
  • "I appreciate your BitShares videos just as I appreciated your earlier Peercoin videos. I've since moved on to Bitcoin and Ethereum, but am curious about BitShares." - Derek Mahar

The worker fell out of the approved workers slate this week, and is no longer funded. We need the voting support of about 65M more BTS in order to continue video production. I'd like to open this discussion up to find out how the community would like to move forward with the worker.

I think this is a good time to take an assessment on how things are going. What have you liked so far? What would you prefer to be done differently? What do you want to see in the future?

General Discussion / [Video] Sending Money with Bitshares
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:54:00 pm »
The Chronos Worker Proposal has published a quick demonstration of a Bitshares transfer.

Sending tokens from one account to another is one of the simplest and easiest things you can do on the Bitshares network. This short video walks us through the process, briefly touching on account avatars, asset types, and fee pools.

Watch it now! Sending Money with Bitshares

General Discussion / [Video] Bitshares User Issued Assets
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:14:46 am »
The Chronos Worker Proposal has published a demonstration of creating and issuing a new User-Issued Asset.

Creating your own UIA can be a bit tricky, so it's good to have a high degree of confidence and understanding before taking the plunge. This video covers the UIA settings, the relationship between Permissions and Flags, and how to issue your new asset after it has been created. It seeks to demystify the process of User-Issued Assets, and make them more approachable to everyone.

Watch it now! Bitshares User-Issued Assets

General Discussion / Cryptofresh status (online)
« on: December 03, 2016, 04:50:02 pm »
The site is the go-to of Bitshares block explorers. But I can't explore it. I can only explore this message:

We're sorry, but something went wrong.

If you are the application owner check the logs for more information.

Random Discussion / Musings of a Bitcoiner
« on: November 25, 2016, 08:57:09 pm »
Watch Now -- Musings of a Bitcoiner

The above video link is the recommended method of consumption for the following text. For those with no speakers, or eardrums, or patience, a transcript has been provided below.

Bitcoiner. Bitcoiner. The word means different things to different people. Unfortunately, to most of my friends, it kind of means something like “nerdy loser.” And by most of my friends, I guess I should say both of my friends. Bitcoin has a wonderful way of trimming down those inconvenient friendships. But, like it or not, I’m a bitcoiner.

It all started when the price was much lower, and the world was much simpler, and I was much stupider. I first found out about bitcoin when the price was only $10. Dirt cheap. So what did I do? Nothing! Of course I did nothing. It was the only stupid thing to do. Thanks to not buying any bitcoin when it was cheap, I have found a great new way to get rich. It’s called work.

But once you find out about bitcoin, there’s no going back. Of course, you can still go sideways. Or down, kind of like the price of bitcoin. But you can’t go back. You will gradually grow to become either a bitcoiner, or a buttcoiner, which is what we lovingly call our passionate detractors. There’s a key difference between those two options: a typical bitcoiner believes that, someday, the price of bitcoin will eventually reach the moon, making him fabulously wealthy. The other prefers to use two rare skills found in only a few humans: Logic and Reason.

You might have noticed that I used the word “him” to describe the typical bitcoiner. This is not by accident. Over time, I have come to realize that the bitcoin community is predominantly male. I’m guessing this is because women have better things to do with their time. When I say it’s “mostly” male, it’s rather difficult to overstate this. Here are some hard numbers from a recent poll:
  • 97% Male
  • 3% Lying Male
This makes it difficult for bitcoiners to procreate, which is a good thing for everyone.

Still, bitcoin has opened up a lot of opportunities in my life. For example, the opportunity to check the price of bitcoin every day. Well, maybe a couple times per day. OK, OK, to be precise, more like every couple minutes. I thought that getting a smartwatch would make my life better, because I could check the price more often. Well, I was exactly correct, except for that part about a better life. It turns out that staring at numbers is only ninth place on the list of Top Ten Things that Make You Feel Fulfilled, just below the smell of permanent markers.

Another big opportunity that bitcoin provides is the chance to get scammed. This isn’t always pleasant, but it’s an important rite of passage for any true bitcoiner. If you haven’t been scammed yet, and you think you’re a bitcoiner, I’m sorry to say, but You’re Doing it Wrong™. In this case, I recommend that you just spread your bitcoin out on a few more exchanges, and sit back and wait for another major hack announcement. That shouldn’t take too long.

If you’re not a bitcoiner yet, then I have bad news for you. Today, a seed has been planted in your mind (hopefully not literally). When it matures, you will come to a hard fork in the road. If I may offer a piece of advice: Do not become a victim of Logic and Reason. Choose the moon. Choose bitcoin.

General Discussion / [Video] The Bitshares Decentralized Exchange
« on: November 24, 2016, 01:52:11 am »
The Chronos Worker Proposal brings us a walk-through on the basics of using the Bitshares Exchange. This video covers the Markets view, the price chart, the depth chart, the order book, and how to issue trades on the blockchain. A must-watch for new Bitshares traders. Feel free to share this video as you see fit.

Watch it now! The Bitshares Decentralized Exchange

General Discussion / [Video] Bitshares Merger Vesting Ends
« on: November 06, 2016, 01:27:59 am »
The Chronos Worker Proposal brings us a celebratory video announcing the end of the merger dilution. The market cap graphs in this video reveal a growing and vibrant ecosystem. I'm bullish for Bitshares!

Watch it now! Bitshares Merger Vesting Ends

General Discussion / [Video] Bitshares Security: Delegated Proof of Stake
« on: November 02, 2016, 04:24:37 pm »
The next video from the Chronos Worker Proposal has been launched! This time, we have a detailed overview of the Delegated Proof of Stake system that makes the DEX so fast and fluid for traders of all levels. This video covers a brief history of some of the major blockchain security models, and then pits Bitshares head-to-head against the most popular model, Bitcoin's Proof of Work.

Watch it now! Bitshares Security: Delegated Proof of Stake

General Discussion / BTS market cap, raw historic data
« on: October 23, 2016, 11:32:51 pm »
I can see BTS price and market cap over time from a few sources:

I'm looking to grab this data, from July 2014 to present, for an Excel spreadsheet or database. Preferably with the market cap data. Does anyone have a suggestion or source for this? Thanks!

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