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Peerplays / Vote for educatedwarrior-witness as PPY Witness
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:32:30 am »
To All Inhabitants of The PeerPlays Universe!!!!!
New Witness in town.
Seed Node To Come
API Node To Come
I’m asking for your vote.

To me being a witness is not all about money to me… it’s about making a contribution to society. And nothing beats making a living making by making a contribution to society. That is what I believe being part of the blockchain revolution should be about.

As I explained in an article I wrote a couple months ago ( … we humans could either be enslaved or liberated by blockchain technology. We can either sit back, watch things happen and throw our hands up when the outcome is not what we want; or we could make things happen and chart a course for a better future.

All my life I have never been a person to sit back and watch things happen. The proof is in the pudding for many of my achievements…. such as earning All-American in athletics, mechanical engineering degree, martial arts blackbelt, etc. It takes discipline and dedication to be successful in any endeavor and I exemplify that.

My experience with block chain technology started when I went to my first Bitcoin conference held 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia USA. There I met a number of people I remain friends with to this day. On a side note, I got an opportunity to speak with Dan Larimer before he wrote his white paper on Invictus.. met Adam Levine from "Let's Talk Bitcoin". The things that were discussed blew my mind at that time and to see it all come to play is even more mind blowing.

My involvement in blockchain technology began with mining alt-coins and bitcoins. Then I single-handedly ran mining pools for over 20 alt-coins. Before Docker containers were available, I used puppet to script configuration of my mining pools. This allowed me to single handedly run 20 mining pools at the same time.

I’m the type of person that tries to figure out things myself first, and I know when to get help. As a teammate, I pull my own weight.

As part of the witness team, I will develop collaborative relationships with other witnesses. I will invest in infrastructure to support scalability needs.

One thing I have learned over my years of IT experience is being well-rounded gives you an advantage in developing solutions to problems. As blockchain technology gets more advanced good problem-solving skills are key and I will use my God given talents to contribute.

So if you vote for me as a witness this is what you get.
• Dedicated with a PASSION
• Over 20 years’ experience in Information Technologies including programming, database design, UNIX scripting, dev ops, computer networking.
• Experience with mitigating DDOS attacks

• Dedicated Witness Node
o 256 GB RAM (upgradeable to 512 GB)
o 256 GB SSD
o 32 Cores at 3.0 Ghz (upgradeable to 64 cores)

• Backup Witness Node
o 32 GB RAM
o 256 GB SSD
o 12 Cores at 3.0 Ghz

• 1 GBPS Fiber-optic Internet Uplink
• Smart Router with DDOS protection

As you can see, the infrastructure I currently have will support Peerplays for now and future growth. After my witness node is up and running I will work with the Peerplays team to get a seed node and api node set up as well.

Please vote for my witness “educatedwarrior-witness”. I will contribute my God given talents to make the world a better place.

Technical Support / Re: Balance missing because of old wallet file
« on: June 10, 2017, 10:44:28 pm »
@educatedwarrior Do you still have the original backup made using v0.4.23.1? And to be clear this is a backup JSON you are recovering from and not an existing full wallet directory from that old version? And you are sure you did not make any further transactions after this backup was created so it should contain all your keys (including potential AGS/PTS keys that were never claimed)?

I'm looking at some of the old wallet releases and it seems like there might be a separate issue with the format of certain wallet records changing in later versions. These records should have automatically updated when upgrading--but to be safe I'm thinking that for very old backups it might help to:

  • Install v0.4.24.1, import and unlock the backup wallet (you might see a wallet format upgrade message)
  • Upgrade to v0.6.2, open and unlock the same wallet (I don't think this step is necessary but just in case)
  • Upgrade to v0.9.3c, import the final blockchain and do a full rescan following the 2.0 migration instructions

More information on where the breakdown seems to first occur would also be helpful. For example, you are able to see your expected balance at point X but cannot migrate it to version Y?

Edit: @mrbildo Sounds like you are in a similar situation with a very old wallet backup JSON? Do you have an idea of where the breakdown might be occurring when following the above steps?

I can see my balance after upgrading to v0.9.3c and doing a full rescan.  It's when I import the v0.9.3c wallet export file into bitshares 2.0 my balance doesn't transfer over.

I followed the instructions here step by step and I was only able to get 5% of my balance into the new Bitshares 2.0 wallet.

If there are any other people having the same issue, please post here.   
Also vote up my post on steemit here -

Some original Invictus investors I have spoken to are getting frustrated trying for months to get their funds transferred.   I suggest the dev team set up a more organize method of helping resolving people's issues.

Me personally, I have my balance displayed in 0.9.3c on the screen teasing me...   "Here I am, but you can't have me"

One step in the instructions I saw was to transfer the BTS back to yourself.  Can't do that if the old blockchain is down.  Correct?


Technical Support / Re: Balance missing because of old wallet file
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:57:22 am »
Same problem, where are the devs on this? Clearly this is a huge issue for many of their "Angel" and early adopters. The lack of support here in recovering lost funds is a joke tbh. I feel like I am having to hack my own wallet just to get my own money back, not cool.

I made a post here in Steemit.
@mrbildo , maybe we need to start a list of all early adopters having issues upgrading their wallets.   Let me know if you find out anything and I'll do the same.

Technical Support / Re: Balance missing because of old wallet file
« on: June 10, 2017, 02:15:51 am »
no need to be nervous .. your funds are still on the blockchain and as long as you have a backup of your wallet your funds will be accessible again ..

Please help me.  @xeroc    Somebody?

I"ve tried all of this...

Migration to BitShares 2.0 - Incorrect Balances - "Know How",20822.0.html

Balance Missing Because of Old Wallet File,9194.30.html

I am upgrading my wallet form BitsharesX to 9.3c .   I have the correct backup file and password.  It is not working. 

My wallet was backed up using 0.6.2

Please help

I'm attempting to import a wallet backed up in the Json format using Bitshares 2.0 desktop app.  I created a new wallet and attempting to use "Restore/Import" feature.

I get the error  "Cannot Read property toAddressString' of null

Would definitely appreciate your help.

If I find out the person who stole my Bitshares... someone is going to get hurt really bad.    As time goes on the more angry I get.

If someone wants to see an asskickin', help me find who stole my BTS.

Thanks to bts-tv, bitbud, monperlerin, onceuponatime, liondani, and puppies  for your donations.  I really appreciate your help.     Currently recouped   0.43% of my stolen BTS.    I have a long way to go but it's definitely better than nothing.   


BitShares PTS / Re: BOUNTY 50 BitUSD - Identify Exchange Address
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:35:38 pm »
State the bounty amount and then just email all the exchanges.

Toast, thanks for the recommendation.    Bounty set at 50 BitUSD

BitShares PTS / BOUNTY $50 USD - Identify Exchange of Address
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:36:59 pm »
Doing some research on transactions.  The first person who could identify the exchange that owns this address will be offered a bounty after it has been verified.

The PTS address is - PcHTgdPVkX83SGfzHF6KN34tsZpy3KbDzm



Does anyone know what exchanges owns this address?  PcHTgdPVkX83SGfzHF6KN34tsZpy3KbDzm
Any suggestions on how I could find out?  This exchange started transacting PTS around 2/26/2014.

looks like a total of 623,323 old PTS flowed through.

Suppose you walk through a city with a $100 bill in your physical wallet. Back at home, you notice that your wallet is gone, probably stolen by a pickpocket. What do you do?
Ask people on the street to reimburse you for your loss?
Accuse the wallet-maker for not providing you with a theft-proof wallet?
Accuse the FED for not making theft-proof banknotes?
Ask another thief to find the pickpocket and steal your money back?

IMHO I think there is a better analogy.

This technology is focused towards replacing the banking system, investment banking, and brokerage ... not merely physical wallets - am I not correct? 

And your analogy of Fed theft proof bank notes ... come on now.   You telling me accounts that hold money market funds do not have fraud protection?

Better Analogy (Banking):   A cyber criminal gets your checking account information and makes withdrawals from your account.   You call the Banks fraud department.  The bank credits your money back and investigates the stolen funds.  The bank has a way of verifying if the funds were stolen or not.

So my question is where is fraud protection for Bitshares?   Doesn't appear to exist presently but I was hoping someone would be working on it .. but from your response above it's not very encouraging for myself or others that are not a technically savvy.   

I hope you guys could figure this out because I supported Invictus from the start and was on board with the vision ... and if you guys are shooting for mainstream adoption you will have to have a solution for issues that currently exist in the current financial system... otherwise you will not see mainstream adoption.

Also, I really hope you guys could be considerate enough to help me recoup my losses ... I think that shouldn't be too much to ask from one of your original investors and long-time supporters.  And hope to continue supporting, depending how everything goes.  Also realize if I were using the current financial system (banking or brokerage), this would be a non-issue.


Anyway I can get my 2080 PTS that was proven stolen back in this snapshot?

It is unfortunately the nature of blockchain technology that it is impossible to prove or disprove that a given transaction was made with or without your consent. We cannot appoint ourselves judges in this case and meddle with the snapshot in your favour (or anyone elses).

Quite the opposite. If we did move these coins back to an address under your control, this could be seen as theft. An actual theft that could easily be proved by the owner of the address currently holding your coins. And I'm not even trying to hide my identity here - I would be an easy target. I'm sorry, but I cannot help you there.

And you guys are wanting mainstream adoption at some point?   I had over $30,000 stolen from me using your technology because it isn't very secure, and this response is not very encouraging.
And no one is working adding multi-signature or 2 factor authentication to the wallet?

If you moved the coins back to my address I'm sure the owner will not have a foot to stand on.   I'll give you my personal contact information, because I have nothing to hide.   These funds were stolen from me.  All my Bitshares wallets were hacked.

What are you guys doing to make sure there isn't another victim in the future?   
Bytemaster and Toast are already helping me with my Bitshares wallet ... I'm just asking for help with my Protoshares wallet now.  Any help would be appreciated.   Also accepting donations to recoup losses.

The new PTS wallet is cool.   If someone could help me get my 2080 old PTS stolen back, that would be even cooler.   :)     

That would be 2080 * 567 = 1179360 new PTS.

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