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Whichever Coin Has The Most Network Effect Will Take All (Or Most)

BITCOIN LEGACY DOES NOT HAVE MUCH NETWORK EFFECT
Most people think that Bitcoin Legacy (BTC) has the most Network Effect. Even Tom Lee from Wall Street attributes his rising price predictions to network effect. Roger Ver talks about BTC’s network effect.
They are mostly wrong. BTC does not have much network effect.
DEFINITION OF NETWORK EFFECT
According to Wikipedia:
"A network effect…is the positive effect…that an additional user of a good or service has on the value of that product to others. When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it.”
The keyword is “using”, not buying or owning. Another key word is “network”. It is related to networks.
Wikipedia gives these examples:
"The classic example is the telephone, where a greater number of users increases the value to each. A positive externality is created when a telephone is purchased without its owner intending to create value for other users, but does so regardless. Online social networks work similarly, with sites like Twitter and Facebook increasing in value to each member as more users join.”
Again, the key is “users”, not owners. If four billion people create and own profiles on Facebook, but do not share photos and do not message each other, Facebook will have no network effect and have little value.
To leave Facebook for another social networking site, you need to convince your 300 friends to go with you, because of the “usage". To leave gold or any coin, you do not need to convince anyone to leave with you.
Fax machine is another good example of network effect. By itself, it is useless. The more people that have them, the more useful they become.
Network Effect does not relate to the price. If there is less supply than demand, the price of a telephone may go up, but this is not correlated to network effect.
Network Effect does not relate to ownership. Seven billion people can buy and own telephones or fax machines (and drive up the price). But, if every one of them is disconnected, they are all useless and have no network effect.
Network Effect relates to usage and interaction.
Millions of people can buy and store gold, which will drive up the price, but there is little to no network effect. My gold does not network nor communicate with your gold, to increase the value of your gold.
So, contrary to popular believe, BTC has little network effect, because most people buy it to speculate or HODL, like they do with gold. They do not use it, by spending it.
The more BTC buyers there are, the higher the price goes. That's mostly it. Most BTC owners stay home, and do nothing. Facebook users are out of the home, interacting with each other.
HOW TO INCREASE NETWORK EFFECT
When people spend their currency and people accept this currency as payment for goods and services, then the network effect goes up. As an example, the more merchants that accept your currency, the more valuable your currency becomes. The more people that spend their currency, the more valuable it is for a merchant to accept that currency, by implementing Bitpay, etc.
This is one of the factors for the value of the U.S. dollar. Out of all the currencies in the world, USD has the most network effect. It is used and accepted in more countries than any other currency.
In its initial years, BTC was taking market share from fiat currencies. During this time, it was increasing its network effect. In the past year, the trend is reversing. SatoshiDice, Yours.org and Bitmain switched to Bitcoin Cash. According to Businessinsider:
"Out of the leading 500 internet sellers, just three accept bitcoin, down from five last year.”
Why is Bitcoin losing market share to fiat? According to Businessinsider:
“when they do try to spend it, it often comes with high fees, which eliminates the utility for small purchases, or it takes a long time to complete the transaction, which could be a turn-off.”
BTC has transformed from a currency to store-of-value. As a store-of-value, like gold, it can continue increasing in price. Crypto fans salivate at the thought of taking market share from gold, which is worth $7.8 trillion worldwide. However, this is not where the real prize is. This is chump change compared to money, which is worth $80.9 trillion worldwide.
This is why the most successful crypto-currency will become more valuable than the most successful crypto-store-of-value.
The key to getting network effect for a crypto-currency, is to get people, such as merchants, to accept that cryptocurrency as payment. If you want to send a fax, but there is no machine willing to accept it, then your fax is useless and worthless.
There is a significant side benefit whenever a merchants accepts a coin. It is providing free advertising for the coin.
Try to imagine a world where more merchants accept ABC coin than any other coin, and growing. As a consumer, will you get some ABC coin? Likely you would. If you’re a merchant, will you accept ABC coin? Likely you would. Like Facebook, this trend will likely continue growing. The bigger the network effect, the more attractive it is, and the more people that will want to join. Once it starts, there will be a compounding and self-reinforcing effect that will be hard to stop, unless ABC coin does something stupid, such as make it too costly for merchants to accept it.
WINNER TAKES ALL (OR MOST)
Once the majority of merchants in the world accept ABC coin, it will be extremely difficult for another coin to compete. Let’s say you’re a merchant that accepts ABC coin and you see that most merchants accept ABC coin and most consumers have ABC coin. Are you going to go through the hassle of accepting another crypto-currency? Unlikely.
When something dominates a space with network effect, it is nearly impossible for a competitor to compete. You can build a website with superior technology to Facebook, but you will likely fail to get people to leave Facebook to come to your site. Google+ tried and failed. Similarly, this can happen with crypto-currencies.
Once the value or market cap of the crypto-currency matches that of the crypto-store-of-value, the owners of the crypto-store-of-value will likely migrate to the crypto-currency, because the crypto-currency will be serving both functions: currency and store-of-value.
APPRECIATING VALUE DOES NOT HAVE TO DETER USE
Some argue that crypto holders will spend their bad money before their good money. That is, they will spend their fiat because their crypto is appreciating in value. That is not necessarily true.
Merchants will likely offer discounts to purchases made in crypto, due to savings from not paying fees to credit card companies and not suffering from chargebacks.
Let’s say a person wants to maintain a certain balance of ABC coin. When he sees the merchant’s discount, he will likely pay in ABC coin and then replenish his ABC coin holdings by buying more with fiat.
Let’s say that you are a merchant accepting ABC coin. If you can use your ABC coin to purchase from another merchant, regardless of discount, you likely will.
If you want to send money to another country, you will likely use crypto, instead of paying the exorbitant bank wire fees.
If more people start receiving their salaries in crypto, they will spend their crypto.
COMPETITORS
As it stands today, the coins that have the most network effect, though they still do not have much, are Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Monero. I may have missed a coin and this list can easily change.
In my opinion, the ultimate winner will be the one which can get the most people, merchants, retailers, businesses, etc., to accept the coin and to do it the quickest. If you want your coin to succeed, this is what you must focus on.
Bitcoin Cash
Strengths: Brand awareness. Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Misperception and confusion in market place. (To clear the confusion, read: Bitcoin Divorce - Bitcoin [Legacy] vs Bitcoin Cash Explained)
Ethereum
Strengths: Brand awareness. Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Perceived to be a platform for smart contracts, not money. Slow transactions.
Litecoin
Strengths: Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Perceived as Bitcoin’s silver (another store of value).
Dash
Strengths: Very low fees and very fast confirmation times. Optional privacy.
Weaknesses: Low brand awareness and perceived centralized ownership/control/instamine
Monero
Strengths: Privacy.
Weaknesses: Low brand awareness, high fees. Cannot scale.
Ripple
Strengths: Cheap and fast transactions
Weaknesses: Highly centralized control. Bankers' project.
Will Bitcoin Legacy win due to its brand awareness? Will Bitcoin Cash beat out Bitcoin Legacy with its cheaper and faster transactions? Will Bitcoin Cash beat out Dash with its better brand awareness? Will Dash or Monero win with its very low fees and very fast transactions?
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Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: transaction management and money issuance are carried out collectively by the network.
The original Bitcoin software by Satoshi Nakamoto was released under the MIT license. Most client software, derived or "from scratch", also use open source licensing.
Bitcoin is the first successful implementation of a distributed crypto-currency, described in part in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list. Building upon the notion that money is any object, or any sort of record, accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context, Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.
Bitcoins have all the desirable properties of a money-like good. They are portable, durable, divisible, recognizable, fungible, scarce and difficult to counterfeit.
Why?
Bitcoin is P2P electronic cash that is valuable over legacy systems because of the monetary autonomy it brings to its users. Bitcoin seeks to address the root problem with conventional currency: all the trust that's required to make it work -- Not that justified trust is a bad thing, but trust makes systems brittle, opaque, and costly to operate. Trust failures result in systemic collapses, trust curation creates inequality and monopoly lock-in, and naturally arising trust choke-points can be abused to deny access to due process. Through the use of cryptographic proof, decentralized networks and open source software Bitcoin minimizes and replaces these trust costs.
Bitcoin Transactions are:
Permissionless and borderless. The software can be installed by anybody worldwide.
Do not require any ID to use. Making it suitable for the unbanked, the privacy-conscious, computers or people in areas with underdeveloped financial infrastructure.
Are censorship-resistant. Nobody is able to block or freeze a transaction of any amount.
Irreversible once settled, like cash. (but consumer protection is still possible.)
Fast. Transactions are broadcasted in seconds and can become irreversible within an hour.
Online and available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Bitcoin can also be a store of value, some have said it is a "swiss bank account in your pocket".
Stored Bitcoins:
Cannot be printed or debased. Only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist.
Have no storage costs. They take up no physical space regardless of amount.
Are easy to protect and hide. Can be stored encrypted on a hard disk or paper backup.
Are in your direct possession with no counterparty risk. If you keep the private key of a bitcoin secret and the transaction has enough confirmations, then nobody can take them from you no matter for what reason, no matter how good the excuse, no matter what.
If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is, this simple explanation will help you! …
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We’re sitting on a park bench. It’s a great day. I have one apple with me, I give it to you.
You now have one apple and I have zero. That was simple, right?
Let’s look closely at what happened:
My apple was physically put into your hand. You know it happened. I was there, you were there – you touched it.
We didn’t need a third person there to help us make the transfer. We didn’t need to pull in Uncle Tommy (who’s a famous judge) to sit with us on the bench and confirm that the apple went from me to you.
The apple’s yours! I can’t give you another apple because I don’t have any left. I can’t control it anymore. The apple left my possession completely. You have full control over that apple now. You can give it to your friend if you want, and then that friend can give it to his friend, and so on.
So that’s what an in-person exchange looks like. I guess it’s really the same, whether I’m giving you a banana, a book, a quarter, or a dollar bill …But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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What if we gave this ledger to everybody? Instead of the ledger living on a Blizzard computer, it’ll live in everybody’s computers. All the transactions that have ever happened, from all time, in digital apples, will be recorded in it.You can’t cheat it. I can’t send you digital apples I don’t have, because then it wouldn’t sync up with everybody else in the system. It’d be a tough system to beat. Especially if it got really big.
Plus, it’s not controlled by one person, so I know there’s no one that can just decide to give himself more digital apples. The rules of the system were already defined at the beginning.
And the code and rules are open source – kinda like the software used in your mom’s Android phone. Or kinda like Wikipedia. It’s there for smart people to maintain, secure, improve, and check.
You could participate in this network too – updating the ledger and making sure it all checks out. For the trouble, you could get like 25 digital apples as a reward. In fact, that’s the only way to create more digital apples in the system.
I simplified quite a bit … But that system I explained exists. It’s called the Bitcoin protocol. And those digital apples are the bitcoins within the system. Fancy! So, did you see what happened?
What does the public ledger enable?
1) It’s open source, remember? The total number of apples was defined in the public ledger at the beginning. I know the exact amount that exists. Within the system, I know they are limited (scarce).
2) When I make an exchange I now know that digital apple certifiably left my possession and is now completely yours. I used to not be able to say that about digital things. It will be updated and verified by the public ledger.
3) Because it’s a public ledger, I didn’t need Uncle Tommy (third-party) to make sure I didn’t cheat, or make extra copies for myself, or send apples twice, or thrice…
Within the system, the exchange of a digital apple is now just like the exchange of a physical one. It’s now as good as seeing a physical apple leave my hand and drop into your pocket. Just like on the park bench, the exchange involved two people only. You and me , we didn’t need Uncle Tommy there to make it valid.
In other words, it behaves like a physical object.
But you know what’s cool? It’s still digital.
We can now deal with 1,000 apples, or 1 million apples, or even .0000001 apples. I can send it with a click of a button, and I can still drop it in your digital pocket if I was in Nicaragua and you were all the way in New York.
I can even make other digital things ride on top of these digital apples! It’s digital after all. Maybe I can attach some text on it – a digital note. Or maybe I can attach more important things; like say a contract, or a stock certificate, or an ID card …
So this is great! How should we treat or value these “digital apples”? They’re quite useful aren’t they?
Well, a lot of people are arguing over it now. There’s debate between this and that economic school, between politicians, between programmers. Don’t listen to all of them though. Some people are smart; some are misinformed. Some say the system is worth a lot; some say it’s actually worth zero. Some guy actually put a hard number on it: $1,300 per apple. Some say it’s digital gold; some say it’s a currency. Others say they’re just like tulips. Some people say it’ll change the world; some say it’s just a fad.
I have my own opinion about it, but that’s a story for another time.
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ACTIVATION:
MY PLAN DOES NOT ACTIVATE AFTER WIRING FUNDS ANSWER IS …
.- After a payment request is created, you have 24 hours to wire funds to a designated wallet. Based on the fluctuation of Bitcoin prices, posted amount of Bitcoin may be larger or smaller. Price updates commence every 30 minutes. - The system only validates your request to transfer when you pay the designated amount or more. If less bitcoin were submitted, the transfer request would be voided automatically…
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WHICH DAYS OF A WEEK I RECEIVE MY EARNINGS ?
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WHICH DAYS OF A WEEK I CAN WITHDRAW MY FUNDS?
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What is the minimum amount that I can withdraw?
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How long does it take to process my remittance request?
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I received payment confirmation o- It may take up to 24 hours after confirmation for requests to be processed in blockchain and posted on your wallet.
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I made one referral member, but I did not receive a credit.
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Amounts of my credit received seems not correct.
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I received bonus less than created credits.
- There is a rule for the binary program; no member shall receive binary bonus larger than the plan they are on. For instance, if you are using $100 plan, but have created 150 credits through the binary network, you will only receive $100 bonus, forfeiting the remaining $50. - You also need to be careful about 400% earning rule. You can never receive an amount four times more than the plan you are on. For example, if you are using $100 plan, have received $350 as earnings so far and you have 100 credits outstanding for a binary bonus, only $50 that matches your 400% ceiling will be paid to you as a binary bonus.
Referral Bonus I did not receive my referral bonus while my referral member was activatated
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An incorrect amount of bonus was paid
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Whichever Coin Has The Most Network Effect Will Take All (Or Most)

BITCOIN LEGACY DOES NOT HAVE MUCH NETWORK EFFECT
Most people think that Bitcoin Legacy (BTC) has the most Network Effect. Even Tom Lee from Wall Street attributes his rising price predictions to network effect. Roger Ver talks about BTC’s network effect.
They are mostly wrong. BTC does not have much network effect.
DEFINITION OF NETWORK EFFECT
According to Wikipedia:
"A network effect…is the positive effect…that an additional user of a good or service has on the value of that product to others. When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it.”
The keyword is “using”, not buying or owning. Another key word is “network”. It is related to networks.
Wikipedia gives these examples:
"The classic example is the telephone, where a greater number of users increases the value to each. A positive externality is created when a telephone is purchased without its owner intending to create value for other users, but does so regardless. Online social networks work similarly, with sites like Twitter and Facebook increasing in value to each member as more users join.”
Again, the key is “users”, not owners. If four billion people create and own profiles on Facebook, but do not share photos and do not message each other, Facebook will have no network effect and have little value.
To leave Facebook for another social networking site, you need to convince your 300 friends to go with you, because of the “usage". To leave gold or any coin, you do not need to convince anyone to leave with you.
Fax machine is another good example of network effect. By itself, it is useless. The more people that have them, the more useful they become.
Network Effect does not relate to the price. If there is less supply than demand, the price of a telephone may go up, but this is not correlated to network effect.
Network Effect does not relate to ownership. Seven billion people can buy and own telephones or fax machines (and drive up the price). But, if every one of them is disconnected, they are all useless and have no network effect.
Network Effect relates to usage and interaction.
Millions of people can buy and store gold, which will drive up the price, but there is little to no network effect. My gold does not network nor communicate with your gold, to increase the value of your gold.
So, contrary to popular believe, BTC has little network effect, because most people buy it to speculate or HODL, like they do with gold. They do not use it, by spending it.
The more BTC buyers there are, the higher the price goes. That's mostly it. Most BTC owners stay home, and do nothing. Facebook users are out of the home, interacting with each other.
HOW TO INCREASE NETWORK EFFECT
When people spend their currency and people accept this currency as payment for goods and services, then the network effect goes up. As an example, the more merchants that accept your currency, the more valuable your currency becomes. The more people that spend their currency, the more valuable it is for a merchant to accept that currency, by implementing Bitpay, etc.
This is one of the factors for the value of the U.S. dollar. Out of all the currencies in the world, USD has the most network effect. It is used and accepted in more countries than any other currency.
In its initial years, BTC was taking market share from fiat currencies. During this time, it was increasing its network effect. In the past year, the trend is reversing. SatoshiDice, Yours.org and Bitmain switched to Bitcoin Cash. According to Businessinsider:
"Out of the leading 500 internet sellers, just three accept bitcoin, down from five last year.”
Why is Bitcoin losing market share to fiat? According to Businessinsider:
“when they do try to spend it, it often comes with high fees, which eliminates the utility for small purchases, or it takes a long time to complete the transaction, which could be a turn-off.”
BTC has transformed from a currency to store-of-value. As a store-of-value, like gold, it can continue increasing in price. Crypto fans salivate at the thought of taking market share from gold, which is worth $7.8 trillion worldwide. However, this is not where the real prize is. This is chump change compared to money, which is worth $80.9 trillion worldwide.
This is why the most successful crypto-currency will become more valuable than the most successful crypto-store-of-value.
The key to getting network effect for a crypto-currency, is to get people, such as merchants, to accept that cryptocurrency as payment. If you want to send a fax, but there is no machine willing to accept it, then your fax is useless and worthless.
There is a significant side benefit whenever a merchants accepts a coin. It is providing free advertising for the coin.
Try to imagine a world where more merchants accept ABC coin than any other coin, and growing. As a consumer, will you get some ABC coin? Likely you would. If you’re a merchant, will you accept ABC coin? Likely you would. Like Facebook, this trend will likely continue growing. The bigger the network effect, the more attractive it is, and the more people that will want to join. Once it starts, there will be a compounding and self-reinforcing effect that will be hard to stop, unless ABC coin does something stupid, such as make it too costly for merchants to accept it.
WINNER TAKES ALL (OR MOST)
Once the majority of merchants in the world accept ABC coin, it will be extremely difficult for another coin to compete. Let’s say you’re a merchant that accepts ABC coin and you see that most merchants accept ABC coin and most consumers have ABC coin. Are you going to go through the hassle of accepting another crypto-currency? Unlikely.
When something dominates a space with network effect, it is nearly impossible for a competitor to compete. You can build a website with superior technology to Facebook, but you will likely fail to get people to leave Facebook to come to your site. Google+ tried and failed. Similarly, this can happen with crypto-currencies.
Once the value or market cap of the crypto-currency matches that of the crypto-store-of-value, the owners of the crypto-store-of-value will likely migrate to the crypto-currency, because the crypto-currency will be serving both functions: currency and store-of-value.
APPRECIATING VALUE DOES NOT HAVE TO DETER USE
Some argue that crypto holders will spend their bad money before their good money. That is, they will spend their fiat because their crypto is appreciating in value. That is not necessarily true.
Merchants will likely offer discounts to purchases made in crypto, due to savings from not paying fees to credit card companies and not suffering from chargebacks.
Let’s say a person wants to maintain a certain balance of ABC coin. When he sees the merchant’s discount, he will likely pay in ABC coin and then replenish his ABC coin holdings by buying more with fiat.
Let’s say that you are a merchant accepting ABC coin. If you can use your ABC coin to purchase from another merchant, regardless of discount, you likely will.
If you want to send money to another country, you will likely use crypto, instead of paying the exorbitant bank wire fees.
If more people start receiving their salaries in crypto, they will spend their crypto.
COMPETITORS
As it stands today, the coins that have the most network effect, though they still do not have much, are Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Monero. I may have missed a coin and this list can easily change.
In my opinion, the ultimate winner will be the one which can get the most people, merchants, retailers, businesses, etc., to accept the coin and to do it the quickest. If you want your coin to succeed, this is what you must focus on.
Bitcoin Cash
Strengths: Brand awareness. Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Misperception and confusion in market place. (To clear the confusion, read: Bitcoin Divorce - Bitcoin [Legacy] vs Bitcoin Cash Explained)
Ethereum
Strengths: Brand awareness. Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Perceived to be a platform for smart contracts, not money. Slow transactions.
Litecoin
Strengths: Low fees and fast confirmation times.
Weaknesses: Perceived as Bitcoin’s silver (another store of value).
Dash
Strengths: Very low fees and very fast confirmation times. Optional privacy.
Weaknesses: Low brand awareness and perceived centralized ownership/control/instamine
Monero
Strengths: Privacy.
Weaknesses: Low brand awareness, high fees. Cannot scale.
Ripple
Strengths: Cheap and fast transactions
Weaknesses: Highly centralized control. Bankers' project.
Will Bitcoin Legacy win due to its brand awareness? Will Bitcoin Cash beat out Bitcoin Legacy with its cheaper and faster transactions? Will Bitcoin Cash beat out Dash with its better brand awareness? Will Dash or Monero win with its very low fees and very fast transactions?
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Bull and bear case for crypto

I fully admit that I've been on the fence in recent weeks about what I think about cryptocurrency so I thought I'd write a post explaining my thinking and see what everyone thinks.
Bull case for crypto
I always pull up the trusty ole 3-month crypto market cap chart and it's clear that we've bounced from the lows of 280b (previous support) on Feb 6th and we're heading higher. The bounce to 458b was expected but we didn't drop yet to hit new lows so this isn't a dead cat bounce as we look to be trading sideways but with a higher trendline.
If you look at the down trendline which began on January 7th at all time high - we've broken it.
We're coming up again on 458b which would be the 4th time we've tried to break through it this month. If we do break it then going up another 10% shouldn't be a problem and we're on our way to a recovery.
The recent Litecoin FOMO shown that any catalyst is good enough for a rally that spreads and lots of people are looking to go back to the old days of half a year ago.
Bear case for crypto
Although we rallied recently, one thing is clear: the bull market is temporarily finished. Anyone talking about any major crypto doubling or getting those 25% gains? Any major news that rockets the crypto and blasts various projects to the top 10? No.
What about cryptocurrency transactions? They're still in the gutter and off by 50% or more for each major cryptocurrency.
Big question for everyone: have the previous FUD articles gone away as far as actual danger to the cryptocurrency? Has South Korea implemented KYC laws for crypto? Have the various hacks and mass theft stopped on some exchanges? Is the Tether issue resolved? US government OK with crypto? The answer is no so from a fundamentals standpoint, we're in bad shape and that's a problem because when the music stops, fundamentals is what you can rely on to justify higher prices. Right now, I can't do it.
Have cryptocurrencies fixed their problems? Is Bitcoin's backlog gone? High fees reduced? Has Ethereum decoupled from the ICO market? Has Litecoin increased its speed? No, the problems remain.
Last major hurdle: any of these currencies actually acting like currencies or stocks? None of these major problems have been solved either.
Specific cryptocurrencies
Just a quick recap of highest # transactions vs. price for all three compared to now:
Crypto ATH Transactions Price Transactions now Price now % diff transactions % diff price
Bitcoin 491k $17,200 183k $9,347 -62.7% -45.7%
Ethereum 1.35m $858 746k $909 -44.7% 6%
Litecoin 226k $252 42k $212 -81.4% -15.9%
To me, this relatively looks like Litecoin and Ethereum are overvalued while Bitcoin is undervalued.
Summary
To sum it up - I haven't the foggiest since I keep jumping between one side and the other. We've had BS runs for no reasons before but fundamentals were there. They're not there now and altcoins continue to beat Bitcoin from a relative price comparison.
TL;DR I am on the fence.
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The Math: Why litecoin is more secure than bitcoin

Background:

This came out of some research I put into finding out the probability of a 51% attack for bitcoin. You'd think that mining 6 blocks in a row would be hard to do, even with 50% hashing power, because most people would probably think about a coin flip and how likely it is to flip 6 heads in a row. Intuitively it seems like a hard thing to do but in reality, if you do it enough times, it becomes not only possible, but downright likely, even with a mere 100 coin flips (warning:pdf).
With bitcoin mining 144 blocks per day a 51% attack with 50% hashing power is just as likely. Even with 35% hashing power it's relatively trivial to pull off. The reason most people probably haven't thought about this before is because the math itself isn't very straitforward. According to askamathematician.com, it is a tough question to answer with a simple formula. Thankfully there are computer programs which can do this. This site has a javascript "streak" calculator that will calculate the odds of a doing a 51% attack. Just put in 1008 trials for a 1 week period (6*24*7), your streak length of 6 blocks, and a probability of .35 for 35% hashing power. The result is about a 70% probability over a 1 week period and a 99.2% chance over a 1 month period.
Sense all the legwork had been done solving this problem for bitcoin I thought I'd run the math again for litecoin and what I found is actually quite surprising. Litecoin isn't just more secure than bitcoin, it is orders of magnitude more secure than bitcoin.

Gambler's Ruin / why litecoin is more secure than bitcoin:

I figure the reason is in both cases you're trying to "beat the odds" and mine every single block for a 1 hour period but with more "roles of the dice" occuring during that same period of time it's a lot harder to keep up your winning streak with litecoin than it is for bitcoin.
While a bitcoin pool with 35% hashing power can reasonably expect to be able to pull off a 51% attack within one week, that same hashing power for litecoin makes it almost impossible, not just for a 1 week period, but for an entire year, even for 100 years!
The numbers here are 4,032 trials per week and 24 blocks in a row. The result is 0.0000029760539%. The same problem over a month and a year is about the same and over 100 years the probability is a mere 0.0155609472527%. At 50% hashing power and 100 years an attacker has a 46.46% chance (6.06% for a 10 year period) but bitcoin hits both those thresholds in under 1 day. At 100 years bitcoin is vulnerable to a miner holding just 8% hashing power, while litecoin remains secure all the way up to 50%. No matter how you run the numbers litecoin remains significantly more secure -- entire worlds more secure -- than bitcoin.

How many litecoin blocks give you similar security to bitcoin?

With the numbers so dramatically in litecoin's favor one would assume you'd need overall less time to verify a transaction with litecoin than you would with bitcoin. Generally we have assumed it takes 4 litecoin blocks to equal the security of 1 bitcoin block but this has always been a guess. Even the people who run the litecoin-project on github know this isn't true (see bullet #3 on Faster transaction time). The problem again is the math not being a simple equation that you can easily solve for but using that same calculator at the 50% threshold I've found that 8 litecoin blocks give you about the same security as 6 bitcoin blocks.
The nature of this problem is that it's not a linear relationship -- at 30%, 8 litecoin blocks are about twice as secure as 6 bitcoin blocks, but droping to 7 litecoin blocks and then to 6 very quickly tips things in bitcoin's favor. The only scenareo where litecoin is less secure than bitcoin is when you compare the two networks block to block. As a function of time litecoin is significantly more secure, so much so litecoin offers similar security at 20 minutes as bitcoin does at 60 minutes.
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Subreddit Stats: btc top posts from 2018-04-20 to 2018-05-20 06:58 PDT

Period: 29.85 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 53623
Rate (per day) 33.50 1780.26
Unique Redditors 466 5134
Combined Score 118969 219877

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7839 points, 57 submissions: MemoryDealers
    1. If all the 32MB blocks were permanently 100% full, this $400 hard drive could store the blockchain for the next 7 years. (373 points, 352 comments)
    2. The people behind Bitcoin Cash are the ones who created Bitcoin's network effect in the first place. (357 points, 123 comments)
    3. Bitcoin subscribers are now calling for people to report Bitcoin.com to the Internet Crime Complaint Center of the FBI. It's sad that BTC supporters all seem to be statists who yell about hodling their muh store of value all day. (348 points, 288 comments)
    4. I have more emails saved on my computer than the entire BTC or BCH block chains. (319 points, 131 comments)
    5. Bitcoin.com is now sponsoring pro female MMA athletes. (293 points, 121 comments)
    6. CoinGeek will support Bitcoin.com in lawsuit over the real Bitcoin - Coingeek (273 points, 354 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Cash is now on iOS in the world’s most popular crypto wallet. #winning (257 points, 131 comments)
    8. "The vast majority of mining hash power was controlled by people who were psychologically incapable of disobedience to perceived authority." -Mike Hearn (250 points, 194 comments)
    9. "BTC True Believers" Are Boycotting the First National Talk Radio Show that ever Discussed Bitcoin because they accept BCH payments. (245 points, 116 comments)
    10. All I keep hearing is that Bitcoin Cash is an infested cesspool of lawless, leaderless, disrespectful, narcissistic, greedy, scammy, capitalistic anarchists that will never create digital money! I swear I’m getting dejavu! (225 points, 46 comments)
  2. 3965 points, 19 submissions: hunk_quark
    1. Warren Buffet's Berkshire is the single largest stockholder in BoA and WellsFargo. In case you were wondering about his attitude towards Bitcoin. (614 points, 114 comments)
    2. Purse.io is paying its employees in Bitcoin Cash. (447 points, 63 comments)
    3. Shoutout to Kraken for standing up to NY Attorney General. If Schneiderman wants transparency and accountability he should be looking into auditing the fed. (406 points, 28 comments)
    4. Bitcoin is rat poison. The bankers are the rats. (404 points, 56 comments)
    5. Forbes Author Frances Coppola takes blockstream to task. (364 points, 35 comments)
    6. Purse CEO Andrew Lee confirms they are paying employees in BCH and native BCH integration update will be coming soon! (343 points, 43 comments)
    7. PSA: So called 'low-fee' cryptocurrency Litecoin has transaction fees 20x higher than Bitcoin Cash (264 points, 80 comments)
    8. After today's BCH Upgrade, longer posts are now enabled on memo.cash! (250 points, 31 comments)
    9. Jeffrey Tucker is promoting bitcoin.com at Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy. (195 points, 57 comments)
    10. Anti-Bitcoiners, life comes at you fast! (109 points, 26 comments)
  3. 3846 points, 30 submissions: Kain_niaK
    1. Bitcoin Cash has not only removed the cap on transactions but also the cap on development. Something new pops up every time I blink. (368 points, 162 comments)
    2. I am getting flashbacks from when I tried to close my Bank of America account ... (353 points, 155 comments)
    3. Fucking /bitcoin assholes reported my twitter account and now I need to verify with a phone number before I can continue with twitter. (325 points, 218 comments)
    4. Paul Wasensteiner: When is @Twitter going to fix the abuse of the report button by @bitcoincoreorg supporters? Why are supporters of a supposedly censorship-resistant money using censorship at every opportunity? (295 points, 106 comments)
    5. We should pirate the entire piratebay.org website and all it's functionality directly on to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The piratebay.org is just magnet links and comments. Then they will say bcash stole our business ... (232 points, 439 comments)
    6. Fees higher than a dollar cent or waiting times longer than a couple of seconds defeat the entire purpose of why Bitcoin was invented. (218 points, 164 comments)
    7. moneybutton.com is a configurable client-side Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallet in an iframe. When the user makes a payment, a webhook URL is called allowing your app to respond to the payment, such as displaying content behind a pay wall. (189 points, 37 comments)
    8. We proudly present BCHpizza.org! Now the community can create city bounties for pizza shops to incentivize them to accept Bitcoin Cash. First pizza shop in a city to do so gets the bounty! (177 points, 117 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Cash can turn in to the biggest non violent protest against the establishment ever : "We simply stop using their money." Which is a great way of getting edgy teenagers to join us. There is an almost infinite supply of edgy teenagers in the world. (156 points, 42 comments)
    10. We need testers for the Cash Shuffle plugin. (121 points, 17 comments)
  4. 3666 points, 28 submissions: Windowly
    1. "Billion-dollar corporations take note: Bitcoin Cash is open for business! Just try to fill up our blocks, I dare you. There will be no "Fidelity Effect" with BCH. Unlike BTC, we want you to use the Blockchain. BCH never really hits a scale ceiling."~Dr. Peter Rizun (415 points, 177 comments)
    2. "In a discussion group of BCH, lots of investors concerned about the address confusing problem. BCH community should push every software of ecosystem to upgrade to Cashaddr ASAP."~Jihan Wu (366 points, 215 comments)
    3. "Maybe the best way to bring economic freedom to the world is to make an uncensorable Twitter."~Ryan X. Charles (300 points, 114 comments)
    4. Newbie tip! Do yourself a favor, get a Protonmail email account and switch all your crypto exchanges to that email. No reason Google/Gmail need to have your entire crypto history at their fingertips. (299 points, 133 comments)
    5. "On the 15th of May, I'll be popping the champagne, not to celebrate high fees, but to celebrate continued low fees, privacy enablements, smart contract capabilities, and PayPal level throughput capability."~Eli Afram (233 points, 46 comments)
    6. 24% of the trading on GDAX in the last 24 hours was for Bitcoin Cash (BCH)! 😊💃 (185 points, 16 comments)
    7. Yeah!! "We are pleased to announce that the new Bitcoin Cash address format has been implemented on QuadrigaCX. This will help our users to easily distinguish Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash addresses when funding/withdrawing their account. The BCH legacy addresses will still be supported." (165 points, 8 comments)
    8. ANNOUNCE: Coinbase has blocked the official @WikiLeaks shop from its platform without notice or explanation. You can continue to donate #Bitcoin to WikiLeaks at https://WikiLeaks.org/donate . (164 points, 55 comments)
    9. There is a Bitcoin Unlimited election today. (BU is one of the 6+ development teams that develop clients for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). BU has a unique governance system where developers are not king. . instead members vote on proposals. If you are a member, please vote! (161 points, 29 comments)
    10. Bitpay Adds Bitcoin Cash Support to Checkout Point-of-Sale App - Bitcoin News (151 points, 22 comments)
  5. 2565 points, 15 submissions: BitcoinXio
    1. Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15 to 32MB max block limit (575 points, 335 comments)
    2. Frances Coppola on Twitter: “Congratulations, Blockstream, you have just reinvented the interbank lending market.” (411 points, 139 comments)
    3. Once again Core supporters threaten with lawsuits and government intervention to try to get their way. This is just pathetic and not the foundations of what Bitcoin was built on. These are not bitcoiners. (299 points, 355 comments)
    4. Get ready - Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15th! (198 points, 132 comments)
    5. CobraBitcoin: "Lightning is cool, but nobody should be recommending it to actual merchants for at least the next few years. Merchants like Steam already got hurt by adopting Bitcoin and regretting it later. Lightning needs time to mature and prove itself. Mad hype to rush adoption will harm it." (157 points, 58 comments)
    6. Blockchain on Twitter: “What's that you see? It's all your BCH that now appears in your #ios wallet. Take control of your financial future and #beyourownbank today.” (138 points, 20 comments)
    7. We are living in the digital age of information, which is why censorship has become such an important issue [...] That’s why I’m excited about decentralized social networks built on top of Bitcoin Cash like @BlockPressApp & @memobch. They are new so need work, but the path is being paved. (131 points, 31 comments)
    8. BlockPress published its protocol (123 points, 22 comments)
    9. We have a new alternative public mod logs (96 points, 35 comments)
    10. If Bitcoin Core (BTC) is no longer usable by many people in the world due to being out priced (high tx fees), is it still “borderless”? I’d argue that it’s no longer borderless if people all over the world are excluded from the network. (95 points, 34 comments)
  6. 2030 points, 11 submissions: tralxz
    1. Breaking News: Winklevoss Brothers Bitcoin Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash support! (508 points, 115 comments)
    2. Jihan Wu was asked "Why are the miners still supporting Bitcoin Core? Is it just a short term profitability play?", he answered: "Yes, exactly." (279 points, 215 comments)
    3. Cobra:"That feeling when Blockstream, [...] release Liquid, a completely centralized sidechain run only by trusted nodes and designed for banks, financial institutions and exchanges." (245 points, 145 comments)
    4. LibreOffice Foundation accepts Bitcoin Cash donations. (191 points, 11 comments)
    5. Breaking News! Vin Armani: "Major mining pools have agreed to establish a treasury and start funding $BCH development from their block rewards. HUGE!!!" (186 points, 80 comments)
    6. CNBC's Fast Money: Ran NeuNer says he would HODL Bitcoin Cash and sell Bitcoin Core. (172 points, 59 comments)
    7. Jihan Wu on Bloomberg predicting Bitcoin Cash at $100,000 USD in 5 years. (172 points, 65 comments)
    8. Let's start the Bitcoin Cash upgrade party. New era for BCH is coming May 15. Privacy tools + smart contracts + PayPal capacity handling. Exciting times ahead! (106 points, 37 comments)
    9. Coindesk: "Florida Tax Collector to Accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Payments" (60 points, 8 comments)
    10. Adam B.: "Bitcoin is not a democracy". The authoritarian moves by Core makes perfect sense now. (59 points, 46 comments)
  7. 1485 points, 12 submissions: jonald_fyookball
    1. BTCers fundraise for frivolous lawsuit. BCH fundraises to feed Venezuelans. (233 points, 58 comments)
    2. bitcoin admits: best way to use Lightning Network: don't use it. (189 points, 286 comments)
    3. Electron Cash 3.2 is available. Includes new op-codes and fixes for Ledger hardware wallet (180 points, 50 comments)
    4. If you have to call it bcash you've already lost the argument (164 points, 257 comments)
    5. Cash Shuffle plugin 0.2 - Cash Shuffle development continues (131 points, 37 comments)
    6. Claims that BCH is a "centralized coin" are exaggerations at best. (114 points, 83 comments)
    7. (shitpost) philosoraptor meme: if honeybadger don't care... (106 points, 22 comments)
    8. BCH being a minority chain may be a blessing in disguise (97 points, 83 comments)
    9. Another reason to be bullish on BCH (92 points, 18 comments)
    10. BCHpizza already has 4 bounties posted. It's also no longer needed to sign a message to post a bounty. (89 points, 21 comments)
  8. 1393 points, 8 submissions: rdar1999
    1. Naomi Brockwell on Twitter: "[I] won’t succumb to censorship through intimidation." (332 points, 190 comments)
    2. Consensus 2018 sucked hard. Superficial talks, ridiculous ticket price, overcrowded venue. (233 points, 78 comments)
    3. ==> Becash or Begone: reclaiming the "bcash" trolling (213 points, 107 comments)
    4. See in this twitter thread Luke Jr actually arguing that PayPal is cheaper than BCH!! Is this guy in full delirium? Or just spouts misinformation on purpose? (172 points, 227 comments)
    5. ///\ BTC-BCH persists as the most popular trade on ShapeShift.io /// (171 points, 20 comments)
    6. The retard tribalism is so real. SBI japan's financial giant says they will launch a platform with BCH as settlement coin (due to BTC being bad) and XRP as remittances. I provide the link and cryptocurrency shills deny plain literally declared fact. (124 points, 50 comments)
    7. Chris DeRose on Twitter: "So if Roger ver wins the class action lawsuit, I assume that Bitcoin cash can then rightfully sue Bitcoin core proponents for fraud?" (92 points, 61 comments)
    8. Upgrade completed at height 530356! (56 points, 2 comments)
  9. 1377 points, 12 submissions: Egon_1
    1. Genesis Mining:"We are more than happy to announce that Bitcoin Cash is now available as a Native Mining option for all Bitcoin (Sha256) contracts!" (287 points, 22 comments)
    2. Jihan Wu on BCH Lighthouse:”This project was abandoned on BTC Blockchain long time ago, it is very excited to see it is alive again on BCH Blockchain. It can be very huge.” (278 points, 50 comments)
    3. Yahoo Finance: "Bitcoin Goes Lateral as Bitcoin Cash Steals the Show… AGAIN" (189 points, 46 comments)
    4. "Bitcoin Cash is actually more interesting ..." (119 points, 15 comments)
    5. Jeff Garzik:"Just got an earful from a Chicago cabbie, on $LTC He was very grumpy at @SatoshiLite selling, saying it indicated a lack of founder's confidence in his own creation. #StreetCrypto" (100 points, 8 comments)
    6. “Why don't we start saying: "Bitcoin is Cash" It's much harder to refute than "Bitcoin Cash IS Bitcoin"“ (75 points, 49 comments)
    7. "Because Bitcoin Cash is effectively Bitcoin ✌️ (72 points, 22 comments)
    8. Bye Bye P2P Electronic Cash ... (68 points, 88 comments)
    9. Bitcoin.com Wallet needs more useful services integrated... beyond Shapeshift (59 points, 24 comments)
    10. BCH keeps bitcoins minions busy (48 points, 28 comments)
  10. 1291 points, 9 submissions: increaseblocks
    1. Vitalik Buterin says what we've all been saying - CoinDesk is scammy and complicit bad actor in the cryptocurrency world and should be shunned (510 points, 61 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Wallet Mycelium Begins Rolling Out Bitcoin Cash BCH Support (163 points, 39 comments)
    3. Cheddr is a Bitcoin Cash Point Of Sale system that runs in most modern browsers - no server infrastructure required (137 points, 31 comments)
    4. Leaked Telegram chat shows bitcoin.com "fraud" lawsuit was abandoned due to lack of support 😂😂😂 (135 points, 32 comments)
    5. Toshi to expand beyond Ethereum - will add Bitcoin Cash (91 points, 7 comments)
    6. Litecoin transaction fees 20 times higher than Bitcoin Cash (85 points, 44 comments)
    7. DAMN BCH! (68 points, 25 comments)
    8. In honor of the Bitcoin Cash successful upgrade and now we have the true lightning network. I present to you lightningnetwork.cash! (58 points, 22 comments)
    9. Bcore shills are crying right now 😭😭😂😂 (44 points, 10 comments)
  11. 1202 points, 9 submissions: SharkLaserrrrr
    1. Memo is now open source! (361 points, 160 comments)
    2. Based on @BitcoinCashFund report, preliminary calculation: Total spent: $153,138.49 Total spent on Salaries and Travel: $101,996.79 ~66% of donations is spent on themselves, charities/non-profits (official registered ones) limit themselves to less than 10% (161 points, 181 comments)
    3. [PREVIEW] Looks like Lighthouse powered by Bitcoin Cash is coming together nicely thanks to the hard work of an anonymous developer. I wonder how Mike Hearn feels about his project being resurrected. (159 points, 24 comments)
    4. We heard you want a Bitcoin Cash exclusive wallet that uses ‘bits’ and enables you to buy anything online and pay with Bitcoin Cash so we are building one #cashpay #CryptonizeYourPurchases (137 points, 77 comments)
    5. Bitcoin Cash is the real Bitcoin experience. If you have any doubts, go buy something on cryptonize.it, then buy something off a Lightning store and compare what you had to go through to pay for your order. (103 points, 51 comments)
    6. As of today, cryptonize.it shows prices in Bitcoin Cash next to fiat! (81 points, 9 comments)
    7. Incompatible protocols gave us the ’90s web which was not a pretty sight. Let’s not repeat the same mistakes when building censorship resisted social media powered by Bitcoin Cash. Support @MemoBCH protocol. (72 points, 57 comments)
    8. To help developers raise funds, cryptonize.it is sponsoring a Lighthouse server and website so useful projects can be funded by the community directly. (66 points, 7 comments)
    9. $25,- Amazon gift cards back in store, 0-conf. instant delivery, the real bitcoin experience (62 points, 18 comments)
  12. 1189 points, 1 submission: ocist1121
    1. No spend (1189 points, 87 comments)
  13. 1148 points, 6 submissions: BeijingBitcoins
    1. Three years ago today, Mike Hearn published an article explaining exactly what would happen when the 1MB blocksize limit was hit. He was right on all counts. (473 points, 173 comments)
    2. An easy way to visualize the August 1st Hard Fork. Neither of the two branches resulting from a fork can be called "the original road," but only one branch continues towards the same destination. (163 points, 140 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Core fanatics are trying to organize a lawsuit against Bitcoin.com for using the term "Bitcoin (BCH)", while they run around all day labelling it "Bcash" (157 points, 167 comments)
    4. "Bitcoin Cash won't "fork" in May. Instead, Bitcoin Cash will just upgrade." (123 points, 53 comments)
    5. Just launched: Satoshi Pulse, by Bitcoin.com (121 points, 44 comments)
    6. Ryan Charles delivers an epic rant about Lightning Network problems (111 points, 19 comments)
  14. 1085 points, 10 submissions: unitedstatian
    1. Reminder: Blockstream plans to make money from the proprietary solutions it sells, which is why it moved away from the free permissionless blockchain to an abstracted layer on top which requires 3rd party solutions to be cost effective for most users. (220 points, 146 comments)
    2. It seems there's been a massive propaganda campaign to brainwash people into thinking hardforks are bad. (180 points, 56 comments)
    3. BCH could really be missing the new big use case. Gamers would love to have real ownership of game items. The first game which will integrate a digital coin and make it popular will be groundbreaking. (141 points, 76 comments)
    4. The guy had 350 bucks received via Lightning Network but he can't even close the channels to actually withdraw the bitcoins. (139 points, 188 comments)
    5. What gives Core the right to change the model so drastically and still keep the brand name? (119 points, 117 comments)
    6. One of the most ignorant - even anti-crypto - argument I hear around is that BCH is a currency controlled by Chinese miners. (88 points, 74 comments)
    7. The first megabytes are far more crucial than the 100th. Not every MB was born equal and by giving up on adoption for years Core may have given up on adoption forever. (69 points, 20 comments)
    8. In light of the recent ERC-20 bug I think this is a good time to remember these wise words (54 points, 25 comments)
    9. If BCH had decent privacy features it'd gain so much more market share. It's hard to compete with privacy-always-on coins such as XMR but many more coins offer moderate privacy and would be easy to beat. (42 points, 31 comments)
    10. If Memo taught me one thing it's the more uses around the coin the better - can BCH be adopted to help fight counterfeiting? (33 points, 4 comments)
  15. 1055 points, 5 submissions: ForkiusMaximus
    1. MortuusBestia hits on a pitch-perfect way of looking at BCH's value proposition in epic comment on /BitcoinMarkets (604 points, 109 comments)
    2. I am excited that BCH is being irrationally criticized, because it reminds me of 2011 and 2012 when Bitcoin was being irrationally criticized. Any of 2013, when the price rose 100x. (183 points, 82 comments)
    3. Japanese tweeter makes a good point about BTC: "You don't call it an asset if it crumbles away every time you go to use it. You call it a consumable." (144 points, 21 comments)
    4. Jimmy Nguyen: Bitcoin Cash can function for higher level technical programming (80 points, 3 comments)
    5. How NOT to tell which is "the real Bitcoin" (44 points, 15 comments)
  16. 1032 points, 6 submissions: theantnest
    1. Let's start a class action lawsuit against Canada for calling their currency the dollar. I accidentally bought CAD when I wanted USD, and didn't know I could just exchange it again. (511 points, 243 comments)
    2. BTC noobs conned into being concerned about node count to distract them from the real centralization problem: (137 points, 172 comments)
    3. Any real scientist interested in Bitcoin should be happy Bitcoin Cash exists. (110 points, 40 comments)
    4. Blockstream shill admits to exaggerating and slandering Roger purely because he doesn't support BTC. (103 points, 49 comments)
    5. Cognitive Dissonance: It's totally fine to call BCH 'bcash', but it's fraudulent to call it Bitcoin? (93 points, 51 comments)
    6. Be Cash! (78 points, 45 comments)
  17. 1029 points, 7 submissions: zhell_
    1. MEMO NOW SUPPORTS REPLIES, join the Party now ! (208 points, 50 comments)
    2. memo.cash has been generating 2000 tx/day since its start, which is near 10% of all transactions on the BCH network. (201 points, 73 comments)
    3. "Money comes from being the most tradable of all commodities" Austrian Economics (189 points, 104 comments)
    4. Fiat is crashing: Inflation in the US averages at 10%/year in the past 5 years when measured as the price of the top 500 items on which Americans spend their after-tax dollars. (183 points, 49 comments)
    5. Memo.cash breaks a record with 3000 on-chain actions in the last 24h after implementing replies (143 points, 25 comments)
    6. with 2k tx/day, memo.cash is only using ~0.09% of 8MB blocks capacity currently on the BCH network (that would be 0.02% of 32MB blocks) (69 points, 3 comments)
    7. Help! I bought what I thought was Bitcoin and it is now gone! /s (36 points, 8 comments)
  18. 1020 points, 4 submissions: Anenome5
    1. Let's End the War and focus on the TRUE ENEMY (719 points, 349 comments)
    2. Satoshi's original whitepaper talks about "Reclaiming Disk Space" by pruning transactions, what's being done on this front? Core-trolls say we don't need to store forever that you bought a coffee, and that's true, and Satoshi also proposed how to fix that long ago. (200 points, 166 comments)
    3. Core'er says $50 fees "a wtf moment for everyone" but doubts it will ever happen again. Seems they're in for a surprise, BTC is still extremely vulnerable to transaction-fee price-inflation due to low capacity. BTC transaction fees currently 19+ times higher than BCH. (65 points, 30 comments)
    4. Bitcoin Cash, the early years... [OC] (36 points, 16 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. jessquit (3904 points, 368 comments)
  2. Kain_niaK (3058 points, 684 comments)
  3. bambarasta (2674 points, 360 comments)
  4. H0dl (2352 points, 464 comments)
  5. rdar1999 (2352 points, 404 comments)
  6. BitttBurger (2301 points, 313 comments)
  7. Adrian-X (2118 points, 506 comments)
  8. MemoryDealers (2084 points, 102 comments)
  9. trolldetectr (2073 points, 502 comments)
  10. LexGrom (2055 points, 709 comments)
  11. Ant-n (1834 points, 334 comments)
  12. LovelyDay (1820 points, 468 comments)
  13. jimbtc (1734 points, 212 comments)
  14. fruitsofknowledge (1618 points, 469 comments)
  15. ForkiusMaximus (1612 points, 211 comments)
  16. unstoppable-cash (1537 points, 201 comments)
  17. unitedstatian (1485 points, 388 comments)
  18. jonald_fyookball (1481 points, 142 comments)
  19. Bitcoinopoly (1471 points, 175 comments)
  20. BeijingBitcoins (1430 points, 100 comments)
  21. KoKansei (1330 points, 84 comments)
  22. MobTwo (1309 points, 93 comments)
  23. btcnewsupdates (1263 points, 153 comments)
  24. lubokkanev (1252 points, 298 comments)
  25. BitcoinXio (1251 points, 76 comments)
  26. taipalag (1248 points, 250 comments)
  27. mrtest001 (1075 points, 271 comments)
  28. LuxuriousThrowAway (1072 points, 163 comments)
  29. MarchewkaCzerwona (1046 points, 119 comments)
  30. cbeaks (985 points, 175 comments)
  31. SharkLaserrrrr (976 points, 135 comments)
  32. tippr (974 points, 523 comments)
  33. knight222 (963 points, 132 comments)
  34. PsyRev_ (941 points, 189 comments)
  35. radmege (919 points, 62 comments)
  36. Anenome5 (914 points, 182 comments)
  37. Churn (886 points, 75 comments)
  38. 324JL (855 points, 200 comments)
  39. emergent_reasons (854 points, 143 comments)
  40. TiagoTiagoT (841 points, 320 comments)
  41. bahkins313 (831 points, 121 comments)
  42. silverjustice (825 points, 62 comments)
  43. cryptorebel (812 points, 148 comments)
  44. scotty321 (811 points, 121 comments)
  45. DaSpawn (808 points, 113 comments)
  46. homopit (795 points, 100 comments)
  47. AcerbLogic (786 points, 205 comments)
  48. normal_rc (777 points, 59 comments)
  49. fiah84 (774 points, 136 comments)
  50. Deadbeat1000 (753 points, 61 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. No spend by ocist1121 (1189 points, 87 comments)
  2. 1 For whoever questions the utility of Bitcoin, here's banking summarized accurately by rlibec (783 points, 163 comments)
  3. Let's End the War and focus on the TRUE ENEMY by Anenome5 (719 points, 349 comments)
  4. Am I the only one that doesn't mind Bitcoin Cash being called "Bitcoin Cash" instead of just "Bitcoin" (for now)? by d3on (672 points, 401 comments)
  5. Warren Buffet's Berkshire is the single largest stockholder in BoA and WellsFargo. In case you were wondering about his attitude towards Bitcoin. by hunk_quark (614 points, 114 comments)
  6. MortuusBestia hits on a pitch-perfect way of looking at BCH's value proposition in epic comment on /BitcoinMarkets by ForkiusMaximus (604 points, 109 comments)
  7. coincall.io labels BCH a "shitcoin" by groovymash (586 points, 329 comments)
  8. Erik Voorhees: “Roger - please stop referencing me to back up your opinion that Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. It isn't. Bitcoin is the chain originating from the genesis block with the highest accumulated proof of work. The Bitcoin Cash fork failed to gain majority, thus it is not Bitcoin.” by sumsaph (585 points, 547 comments)
  9. Can’t believe this was available. My new license plate.. by VanquishAudio (581 points, 113 comments)
  10. Bitcoin Cash is upgrading on May 15 to 32MB max block limit by BitcoinXio (575 points, 335 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 322 points: rdar1999's comment in My dog ate my TREZOR. Check your recovery seeds folks!
  2. 314 points: my_next_account's comment in Erik Voorhees: “Roger - please stop referencing me to back up your opinion that Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. It isn't. Bitcoin is the chain originating from the genesis block with the highest accumulated proof of work. The Bitcoin Cash fork failed to gain majority, thus it is not Bitcoin.”
  3. 259 points: everyother's comment in 1 For whoever questions the utility of Bitcoin, here's banking summarized accurately
  4. 225 points: morli's comment in Can’t believe this was available. My new license plate..
  5. 209 points: groovymash's comment in coincall.io labels BCH a "shitcoin"
  6. 206 points: insanityzwolf's comment in Am I the only one that doesn't mind Bitcoin Cash being called "Bitcoin Cash" instead of just "Bitcoin" (for now)?
  7. 183 points: BitttBurger's comment in MoneyTrigz fails to raise more than $3,700 for Bitcoin.com lawsuit. Considers pulling the plug.
  8. 182 points: patrick99e99's comment in I used to think BCH was the bad guy, now I'm beginning to change the way I see it... Convince me that BCH is the real Bitcoin
  9. 175 points: RollieMe's comment in Trying to see both sides of the scaling debate
  10. 156 points: KillerDr3w's comment in My dog ate my TREZOR. Check your recovery seeds folks!
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A Quick primer on the life of a crypto currency (or why you shouldn't worry about the future of Dogecoin).

Hi Everyone,
Before I begin, I want to make a couple of things clear. Firstly, the reason I've written this is because I've been seeing a lot of people discussing the future of Dogecoin - block rewards, algorithms, etc. but there seems to be a lot of misinformation going around and it's causing people to worry unnecessarily. Secondly, I am by no means an "expert" at all. I am a software developer by trade and I'd like to think that I'm fairly good at my job, but I am not a cryptography expert (though I do deal with it a lot) - so I welcome people to criticise the piece below and I'll make amendments where necessary. I'm going to keep it fairly high-level though, as I want everyone to be able to understand it.
Anyway, let's begin!
The Lifecycle of a crypto coin
Firstly, what do I mean about "Lifecycle"? Well, as you probably are aware, it's incredibly easy to create your own crypto currency. The source code to other coins is readily available on github and it requires little more than changing a few parameters here and there, then building it. That's it. Your coin has been born - but it doesn't do very much, it doesn't have any "value" and no coins even exist yet - not even digitally - you need to get people to mine it and use it first.
Step 1: The Launch
That's when you "launch" your coin. Dogecoin was officially launched on December 8th, 2013. The Launch is all about publicity - getting people on board to mine the coin. It's a bit like pitching an idea to get investors, except the investors are people like you and me who think the currency has legs and might one day be valuable. People will start mining the coins, based on the parameters you've set during your initial preparation.
Step 2: Mining
When you first launch your cryptocurrency, there are no coins yet - they need to be mined. But how do you decide how many coins to produce and how fast to produce them? This comes down to the block reward - which you've probably heard about by now. In simple terms, every cryptocurrency has a kind of infallible log book called the "block chain" (And you can see Dogecoin's here: http://dogechain.info/chain/Dogecoin). Literally every single transaction made is recorded in "blocks" which are calculated roughly every minute. Someone needs to dedicate computing power to calculate these blocks, which verify that transactions have actually taken place and as a reward for their efforts, they get the "block reward" and the transaction fees associated with that particular block. Remember this, because we'll come back to that later. This is why mining is important - it's not just about making coins, it's about keeping the network going, it's mutually beneficial to both the miner and anyone sending Doge to someone else. Dogecoin has a randomised block reward, each block generates between 0 and 1,000,000 Dogecoins. This does mean that some blocks are more valuable than others, but it averages out over time. There's a catch though - we can't just keep indefinitely producing millions of coins, that's actually a bad thing. The currency is valued as a whole, which at the time of writing is just shy of $50Million for Doge - so if we pump in billions of coins, the value won't go up, that $50million will just be split into smaller pieces (Here's a side point though: People are claiming that Doge is crashing because they've seen the value per-coin drop, but the actual value of the currency has been fairly consistent - worth keeping in mind for what's about to happen next).
At some point, we need to slow down the production of those coins so their value ultimately stays high - which is why the "block reward" is about to soon halve to between 0 and 500,000. This is likely to occur on February 14 and again at several other points during the year until the block reward drops to 10,000 coins per block.
This block-reward reduction is a crucial stage in any cryptocurrency and Doge is no exception. To put into perspective what this means, by the time February 14th comes along, we'll have mined over half of all Dogecoins that will be mined this whole year (Approximately 50Billion). From this point next year, it'll take a further 10 years to mine another 50billion Doge from block rewards. But what happens after that? Do we just stop and go home? NO!
Step 3: Transactions
The mining stage of a cryptocurrency is just the beginning. It's sometimes referred to as "minting" and that's a one way to look at it - we're pushing coins out the door faster than people can spend them, now it's time to actually use them (though be aware, that in other cryptocurrencies, "Minting" and "mining" are two separate things). As the block rewards get reduced, the currency as a whole should become more stable and less prone to "fluctuations". Remember, though, that even physical currencies will fluctuate over time and just because Doge drops a few points one day doesn't mean the end of the world. It'll pick right back up soon enough.
However, we've now reached a stage where most of the coins have been mined - so what's in it for the miners? Why would they continue calculating blocks if they're getting less and less from it? We need them to process transactions or the whole currency stops, so where's the incentive?
Think back to what I said earlier - remember, they don't just get the block reward, but they also get a chunk of the transaction fees as well. At this stage of a cryptocurrency's life, people should be using it more and more. More transactions means more transaction fees - note, the fees aren't going to increase, there's simply going to be more of them. In the physical world, we are already used to this - any time you use a credit or debit card, there is a fee involved. In some places, this fee is added to your bill, in other places the merchant absorbs it so you never see it - but it's there. This might seem like a disadvantage in the cryptocurrency world, having to pay a small amount just to send some coin, but this gives people a reason to continue mining and the fee itself is relatively small. If all goes well, the sheer volume of transactions will give enough reward to keep miners happy and potentially even exceed the block rewards themselves. This is when Dogecoin will have "matured", this is when it will stabilise and when we can really go to the moon - and you can help!
You can help!
Okay, I have a confession to make - I didn't just write this to clear the air on how Dogecoin will evolve. I wanted to get an important message out - a cryptocurrency is worthless if people don't use it. Dogecoin is using a much more accelerated process than Bitcoin and Litecoin, whose Block Rewards halve at a much slower rate. Soon enough, at some point this year in fact, we will be in uncharted territory - we will have a fully established, mature crypto currency, more mature than any of the competition. For Dogecoin to really stand on its own 2 feet 4 paws, we need to make lots of transactions - and the good news is, we are. We're actually beating Bitcoin by a huge amount and if we keep that up, we really will go to the moon. So use your Doge! Even if you're a poor shibe, with only a few thousand doge who can't mine, tip your reddit heroes, send a doge or two when you can and don't be shy about spreading the love. Every single time you use Dogecoin, you make it a little bit stronger.
Thank you.
EDIT:
 Wow! Such Kind Many thanks 
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Panda Coin Info

PANDA AKA The Asian Doge Coin / Doge 2.0
"..relax..we don't eat pandas...just doge..." - Confucius
Release Date On Valentines ♥ Day Feb 14th 2014
According to Urban Legends "A group of rare Pandas will emerge from their bamboo-bases and congregate to perform violent and ritualistic sexual acts in order to facilitate the birth of a new era of Cryptocurrency. The legend says that two baby Panda offspring shall come forth and combine their ectoplasm and add a touch of soy sauce to create an omnipotent all knowing coin".
INFO
Website: www.thepandacoin.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/ThePandaCoin Reddit: www.reddit.com/ThePandaCoin IRC (Freenode): #Pandacoin
Launch Pools
Please let us know if you would like to add your pool to the list by messaging either JacobUX, Artis (a101) or Sevoque in IRC - otherwise please join #pandapools so we can liaise with you if you are a pool operators in advance of launch to ensure that everyone will be able to readily mine and that we provide a fair launch
About the Coin
Symbol : PANDA Max Coins: 100 billion panda coins. Block time: 2.5 minutes Subsidy halves every 840,000 blocks (~4 years)
BTC -- Scrypt Adaptive-N with Kimotos Gravity Well <---- BTC
Block Rewards:
1 minute block target
Block 1-50,000: 0-1,000,000 PandaCoin Reward
Block 50,001 — 100,000: 0-500,000 PandaCoin Reward
Block 100,001 — 200,000: 0-250,000 PandaCoin Reward
Block 200,001 — 300,000: 0-125,000 PandaCoin Reward
Block 300,001 — 400,000: 0-62,500 PandaCoin Reward
Block 400,001 - 500,000: 0-31,250 PandaCoin Reward
Block 500,000+: 5,000 PandaCoin Reward
3% Premine - for community, giveaways, casinos, bounties.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND FOR CLARITY - THERE IS NO 'SELLING OF PRE-MINE' I DON'T KNOW WHERE PEOPLE HEARD IT TERMED LIKE THIS - WE HAVE DONE AN IPO WHICH CONSISTS OF THE 3% WHICH IS THE OFFERING TO THOSE INTERESTED IN THE IPO - THE IPO IS NOW FULLY SOLD OUT AND WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE INTEREST AND THE BIG NAMES WHO ARE SUPPORTING THIS COIN - WE APPRECIATE ALL THE CONTINUED INTEREST AND OFFERS OF MANY MANY BITCOINS BUT IPO IS CLOSED AND PRIVATE MESSAGES OR REQUESTS FOR IPO WILL BE IGNORED HEREIN. THANK YOU
Marketing and Plans for the coin:
Pandacoin is being hailed as DogeCoin 2.0 or the 'Asian Doge Coin' - Running on the same block reward structure and retargeting we are going to be heavily marketing this coin to the Asian markets and drive a very large community which will be on par with Doge.
The reason why we feel emulating the success of Doge is so important is that the Asian markets were not readily available to Doge upon release. The main differences here is that WE are putting in the leg work to form partnerships in the Asian territories, gain traction on the Asian exchanges and push the coin to a very crypto-savy community.
Within a short time frame of launch we are going to be launching a series of services which will be compatible with PandaCoin. These range from Panda Casinos, goods and services exchanges using Panda and of course the PandaCoin Marketplace..note..you cannot buy a panda for pandacoin..soz
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
An Open Letter From Wolong: Pandacoin
First and foremost I would like to thank Jackson Palmer of Dogecoin who proved that it was not too late to join the market caps of Bitcoin and Litecoin. He has made an extremely generous tipping community and has given me the privilege of profiting from it and even thanked me for making Dogecoin what it is today. Next, I wish to thank my supporters for their trust and having faith in me. To the haters, thank you for your protest and activity which helped me gain free publicity.
Who is Wolong?
I am he who moved DogeCoin up from 26 Satoshis live on Freenode #dogecoin IRC. On top of that, I called a peak of 280, the first bottom of 160, then the second bottom of 130, given correct predictions on both hitting above 200, and also a trading cap range of around 230 after the first official day of Chinese New Year Holiday week. I created not only a powerful currency but, most importantly, a stable one.
What’s Next? Pandacoin.
Pandacoin is developed to be a revolutionary new coin to combat the one problem all other coins face, Market Manipulation. When market manipulation exists in a currency the economy suffers and the adopters that want to save on transaction fees and create a movement to combat big banks suffer. Most alternative coin adopters want cryptocurrencies to beat fiat however, too many of them are just to be pump and dumps. Even legitimate coins are still being controlled by manipulation because this problem has not been properly identified and resolved from their inception.
Take for example, a hand gun. A gun can be used to commit a crime, or it can be used to defend and protect members of an army or police force. My role previously with Dogecoin was to act for the benefit of my backers, it was my responsibility to turn a profit. I did my part to warn others and have also given lectures to benefit the uninformed. People hate me as a market manipulator but this is to be expected in order for someone to win someone has to lose. There was nothing I could do at that time as I had investors to please, however, if proper measurements were implemented in the first place market manipulation could been stopped or at least suppressed. This is why I am going to premine Pandacoin to gain a certain percentage of the share, enabling me personally to prevent early pumps given my knowledge of the market. I have thought this through and have the vision and power to correct this problem that other coins faced. This will be the first time anything like this has been attempted in the altcoin world and, given the success I anticipate, will not be last.
Unobtanium (UNO) and Gaining Your Trust
The unobtanium's developers were the ones personally helping me out in the development of Pandacoin. I’m quite new to the cryptocurrency development scene, but what I personally saw surprised me. Devotion and passion poured into their work, their wallet, and the site is by far the most impressive one I have came across. Before development even began, I forewarned them that 3% will be premined for stability, and if any of the developers attempt to premine or foul play before the launch, I will not endorse Pandacoin.
The purpose of me having an IPO is to give value to the coin and let people know that others actually trust the coin. In cryptocurrencies, money is basically being created out of thin air, much like fiat today there's no backing. It is our belief that Pandacoin will be backed by something, the community and investors that truly believe in the coins success. Pandacoin will be NOTHING if its considered a pump and dump scheme so for this reason a certain percentage is being paid or rather backed by people who have faith in this coin. They will be given 50% of the coins they requested, while the remaining 50% will be held by me, unable to be traded for 6 months. This delayed release will ensure price stability
Governments are worried that cryptocurrencies damage the financial system, that being unregulated hurts people who are uneducated in trading. My main purpose in cryptocurrencies is to establish trust as that is what brings real value. There may be steps, procedures in the future which we might implement to prevent money laundering, drugs or terrorist trade in order to let government know that as a cryptocurrency we play our part. By using cryptocurrency such as pandacoin as a form of barter trade since it is trusted and valued, there will be actual real world use for it like paying for services online, a trade between users, exchanging Pandacoins for merchandise, there will be supply and demand from all sorts of trades.
The remaining coins that I will be holding will be used to prevent early dumps from those seeking nothing but profit. So now you may be asking "Why should I be so confident in this coin I've never heard of?" one word, Transparency. My wallet will be totally public and transparent on the blockchain. I can even setup alerts in any form if there is even just a slight change to my wallet balance. So if I were to trade my wallet funds on an exchange, attempting to dump, or cap prices, people will be aware and notified of this immediately before anything happens. By setting an alert up such as twitter, this will give users peace of mind and help them understand what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and the true intentions behind it.
A portion of the premined funds will go to services to help build the Pandacoin community, such as games, prizes, and developers. I'm hoping through these online services such as casinos and dice games you will use Pandacoins that you mine as a form of fun. You will learn that with trial and error that casinos can never be beaten and you can only ever win out of luck. So it’s a fun lesson for people to learn, and provides liquidity and volume for Pandacoins at the same time.
About the Pandacoin Logo The 8 Chinese characters on coin is derived from a Chinese philosopher known as Guanzi http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9B%9B%E7%BB%B4%E5%85%AB%E5%BE%B7 (Chinese wiki) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanzi_%28text%29 (English wiki) 忠孝仁爱 礼义廉耻 (Loyalty, Filial Piety, Humanity, Love, Courtesy, Righteousness, Integrity, Sense of Shame) 
What good is a coin if it doesn’t help humanity for the better? Hence, you can see our 8 important virtues are engraved on the coin, so people will be constantly reminded of them.
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Subreddit Stats: CryptoCurrency top posts from 2017-10-09 to 2017-11-08 00:59 PDT

Period: 29.75 days
Submissions Comments
Total 996 48685
Rate (per day) 33.47 1613.22
Unique Redditors 685 9122
Combined Score 139413 218282

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5159 points, 3 submissions: VeryAngryFish
    1. Invest in Chinese. Funny comment I found on FB. (2823 points, 91 comments)
    2. Put everything in bitcoin and live like a homeless person. Funny comment I found on youtube. (2239 points, 273 comments)
    3. Saw this on 9gag. How would Bitcoin Monopoly handle it? (97 points, 18 comments)
  2. 3789 points, 5 submissions: Goal1
    1. Me trying to balance out my portfolio (1605 points, 57 comments)
    2. I finally made it to $1 million dollars in crypto! (673 points, 101 comments)
    3. My reaction when I realize how much of a ponzi scheme Bitconnect is (609 points, 163 comments)
    4. How I low key feel everyday (x-post from /Bitcoin) (468 points, 30 comments)
    5. My coworker asked me about Bitcoin gold this morning (434 points, 50 comments)
  3. 3144 points, 45 submissions: CryptoCurrencyNews
    1. Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies (448 points, 88 comments)
    2. Bitcoin, Altcoin Exchange Bittrex Eyed With Suspicion Due to Thousands of Mysterious Account Closings (254 points, 37 comments)
    3. Chinese Might be Able to Trade Bitcoin Again Soon (233 points, 60 comments)
    4. Monero Price Rises to $100 Again in Wake of Multisignature News (145 points, 33 comments)
    5. Monero’s “IP Address Leak” Isn’t an Exploit and Doesn’t Affect Anonymity (133 points, 24 comments)
    6. BREAKING: Russia Issuing ‘CryptoRuble’ (130 points, 86 comments)
    7. Putin Confirms Russia Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies (114 points, 23 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase adds 100,000 users in 24 hrs, Shows Surging Interest in Crypto (88 points, 18 comments)
    9. Litecoin Price Moves Toward $70 as Bullish Momentum Intensifies (76 points, 14 comments)
    10. Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining (75 points, 1 comment)
  4. 2951 points, 12 submissions: CryptopherWalken
    1. How to manipulate the market and get rich! (Bitcoin Gold) (1641 points, 280 comments)
    2. Analysis: Bittrex is responsible for the crash of every alt it lists. (253 points, 145 comments)
    3. For everyone who is losing hope: DON'T FORGET WHAT HAPPENED TO ALTS AFTER THE BITCOIN CASH FORK!! (251 points, 289 comments)
    4. One of these is an Altcoin chart (OMG, in satoshis), the other is the Bitcoin chart upside down. Same time period. (205 points, 81 comments)
    5. The altcoins I'm buying after (or maybe just before) the fork. (145 points, 207 comments)
    6. BITCOIN GOLD FORK HAS OCCURRED - BLOCK 491407 REACHED (127 points, 88 comments)
    7. Why isn't there more enthusiasm about QTUM? (85 points, 239 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Gold $150 LOL (80 points, 100 comments)
    9. XtraBytes (XBY) - An Emergent Cryptocurrency Platform Featuring the Brand New Proof-Of-Signature (PoSign) Consensus Algorithm, offering significant advantages over existing platforms. Take a look? (55 points, 75 comments)
    10. EVX - Everex - $1.40 to $2.29 since posted here yesterday! (43 points, 30 comments)
  5. 2499 points, 1 submission: bizshawn
    1. Spotted this Tesla in Stockholm. (2499 points, 211 comments)
  6. 2436 points, 1 submission: TacoWarez
    1. A gif of me trying to daytrade (2436 points, 149 comments)
  7. 2297 points, 2 submissions: zigzagzig
    1. I made some fully-knit ugly crypto sweaters. Love how they turned out! Accepting crypto for sweaters :) (2268 points, 282 comments)
    2. KuCoin Exchange - Why I think it's Binance's first true competitor (29 points, 45 comments)
  8. 2210 points, 1 submission: Konjitsu
    1. Crypto Ecosystem (2210 points, 345 comments)
  9. 1913 points, 1 submission: JPTIII
    1. The FCC is expected to announce a vote to gut net neutrality rules the day before Thanksgiving. Only a big burst of phone calls to Congress can stop them from allowing ISPs to charge extra fees to access sites, apps, and send cryptocurrency. This is a direct threat to the growth of the cryptomarket. (1913 points, 368 comments)
  10. 1910 points, 1 submission: shendo-tech
    1. This is exactly what happens when you don't HODL. (1910 points, 127 comments)
  11. 1798 points, 5 submissions: dogmanto
    1. Attention Altcoin Peasants! @thelolcrypto (1113 points, 258 comments)
    2. Bernie Madoff's Favorite Cryptocurrency (562 points, 102 comments)
    3. Ethereum & The Parity Debable @thelolcrypto (48 points, 13 comments)
    4. Neo Ver and Morpheus! @thelolcrypto (42 points, 9 comments)
    5. House Ver and the Knights Winklevoss - By @THELOLCRYPTO (33 points, 1 comment)
  12. 1695 points, 1 submission: jbhewitt12
    1. Julian Assange - "My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, Payal, AmEx, Mooneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin -- with > 50000% return." (1695 points, 168 comments)
  13. 1679 points, 1 submission: We_are_all_satoshi
    1. Where we're going, we don't need fiat. (1679 points, 115 comments)
  14. 1630 points, 1 submission: buffalolsx
    1. Announcing: Bitcoin Platinum - A revolutionary evolution of Bitcoin. (1630 points, 244 comments)
  15. 1569 points, 3 submissions: Exchangerates
    1. How i feel looking at my portfolio this week (1022 points, 143 comments)
    2. How some people see Bitcoin Gold... (498 points, 146 comments)
    3. Enjin Coin: Development Update — October 12, 2017 (49 points, 15 comments)
  16. 1469 points, 1 submission: notsonot
    1. Full-page crypto ad in this morning's Wall Street Journal (1469 points, 103 comments)
  17. 1414 points, 1 submission: opticillusion
    1. Wise Words (1414 points, 110 comments)
  18. 1321 points, 1 submission: throwingaway9987
    1. Coinbase announces instant BTC, ETH, and LTC purchases from US Bank Accounts (1321 points, 252 comments)
  19. 1239 points, 3 submissions: Wauri12
    1. Would you like to see Amazon accepting Bitcoin & even Altcoins as new payment method? (974 points, 344 comments)
    2. BTC Market Cap > $100,000,000,000 (167 points, 25 comments)
    3. Vertcoin Market Cap > $100.000.000 Will Vertcoin even beat Dogecoin? (98 points, 81 comments)
  20. 1218 points, 2 submissions: Dorian7
    1. Lets drop the term "altcoin" and only speak about cryptocurrencies (1089 points, 323 comments)
    2. Bluechips ETH, XMR and IOTA will be the strong survivors (129 points, 226 comments)

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  19. 5starkarma (603 points, 36 comments)
  20. CanadianCryptoGuy (575 points, 108 comments)

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  1. Invest in Chinese. Funny comment I found on FB. by VeryAngryFish (2823 points, 91 comments)
  2. Spotted this Tesla in Stockholm. by bizshawn (2499 points, 211 comments)
  3. A gif of me trying to daytrade by TacoWarez (2436 points, 149 comments)
  4. I made some fully-knit ugly crypto sweaters. Love how they turned out! Accepting crypto for sweaters :) by zigzagzig (2268 points, 282 comments)
  5. Put everything in bitcoin and live like a homeless person. Funny comment I found on youtube. by VeryAngryFish (2239 points, 273 comments)
  6. Crypto Ecosystem by Konjitsu (2210 points, 345 comments)
  7. The FCC is expected to announce a vote to gut net neutrality rules the day before Thanksgiving. Only a big burst of phone calls to Congress can stop them from allowing ISPs to charge extra fees to access sites, apps, and send cryptocurrency. This is a direct threat to the growth of the cryptomarket. by JPTIII (1913 points, 368 comments)
  8. This is exactly what happens when you don't HODL. by shendo-tech (1910 points, 127 comments)
  9. Julian Assange - "My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, Payal, AmEx, Mooneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin -- with > 50000% return." by jbhewitt12 (1695 points, 168 comments)
  10. Where we're going, we don't need fiat. by We_are_all_satoshi (1679 points, 115 comments)

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  9. 408 points: omni_whore's comment in Put everything in bitcoin and live like a homeless person. Funny comment I found on youtube.
  10. 399 points: damian2000's comment in Why and how the Cryptobubble will burst. Great read if you want a contrarian opinion.
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Nyancoins Megapost - Central Link Collection

Edit: Going to finally start an overhaul on this (April 23rd, 2016); it's been six months since the last edit. I'm going to go from current back, so there's going to be a gap between this top, new stuff and what's below until I finish the update.
I'm just going to have the last six months all shoved together into one large update here. There's weak categorization, but basically just think of it as a huge list. In general, the newer items will be higher within a given category than the older items. I apologize if I left anything out which people would like to see included. Some things I considered more of a temporary update than something relevant months later, but just PM me and I'll add anything requested!
We're currently in a quiet low point. Nothing catastrophic is happening, but we are relatively weak. I call it "the best nadir" because if this is as bad as it gets, we're doing alright. The price is down to 4 satoshi now, which is the lowest sustained price since the beginning of the revival. I'm going on a year behind my original goal for releasing NYAN2, still stuck on a new build computer (alternately time and energy to cripple together a build system out of what I have available).
One major new element: I've set a goal for us to have a mission to visit the site of Apollo 17 in twenty years. This is basically a new dimension. For the first ten years, I envision this as a purely "paper program", doing research on past space programs, in particular Mercury through Apollo, but any and all launch platforms and spacecraft which have been done. We may additionally seek to gain additional education (for instance, I would like aerospace engineering and material science undergraduate degrees at a minimum; we also are going to need experienced test pilots).
Space Program Initial Vision: [NYAN 2035] We must send a mission to visit the site of the Apollo 17 plaque on the Moon
Also, I've replaced the previous "Nekonauts of the Month" competition with a "Who Wants to be a Nillionaire?". The major difference is that rather than relying upon me to track everything, the expectation is that Nekonauts will sign up and self-report accomplishments.
Nyan Projects
[Hype] Browser based MMORPG accepting Nyancoins for member items: KojoSlayer's latest foray into nyan video game development! I've seen an early preview and it reminds me of a primitive Runescape (meant as a compliment)
Fun Posts
Insert NyanDisk 1 into Drive A:: NyanDOS!
Nyan like it's 1999 ....: telnet into nyan!
[breaking news] Nyancoins will be bought out by Garza in a last-ditch attempt to save Paycoin - April fool's post
Trumpchain on Twitter: "It can happen. Our blockchain has tremendous potential. We have tremendous people. #MakeTheBlockchainGreatAgain" - Terrific shitpost; really fantastic!
Join the Nekonauts today! - Cool nyan poster
"I really hope Satoshi is finally dumping and declaring that, like, Nyancoin is the true bearer of his vision." - CountOneInterrupt - My favorite idea ever
Nyancoin Zen - So cute. This may be my favorite nyan image ever for its understatement and beauty.
High Definition Nyan up close - Amusing
Making PC more Nyan-Friendly! - cute; amusing. Such nyan!
Typical Nyancoiner breakfast. - DobbsCoin is great with this stuff!
[meta] [misadventures of coinaday] [Pizza Boy Adventures] Late Night Pizza - Just a little choose-your-own-delivery I wrote during my stint as a pizza delivery boy.
I don't know how I wasn't aware of this site before - I still can't believe there's an entire site for this!
Get NYAN
Want more NYAN? Faucet Mrai and trade to me for NYAN (and then hodl!): What is says on the tin. The faucet is down temporarily at time of this writing, but it'll be back up before I update this section likely. The price offered there is low (mailing list mentioning 200-300 satoshi currently; my offer is worth about 2 satoshi currently); I would consider higher, but probably wouldn't pay those apparent market rates (no actual exchange yet).
Force Multipliers
Content about the difference a determined person can make. Intended as inspiration.
[Force Multiplier] [Original Content] [pdf; 23 pages] Archimedes and the Siege of Syracuse - Previously unpublished paper I wrote for a history course in college.
[Force Multipliers] [Military History] Julius Caesar's Greatest Military Victory (Video; 10 minutes) - An explanation of achieving victory in an apparently unwinnable situation.
[Force Multipliers] [Naval History] Korea: Admiral Yi - I: Keep Beating the Drum - Extra History - Incredible loyalty and dedication from this greatest Admiral saved his country
Philosophy
Content which fits the themes of fun, self-improvement, and service to others.
Wikipedia essay: WikiLove - I think Wikipedia's policies are in a lot of ways something to look up to. It's true that they're stuck in bureaucracy now, and have driven away many experts, but they function and their policies have helped to give some structure to the anarchy.
[US history and macroeconomics] [59 minute video] Thom Hartmann, "The Crash of 2016" - Interesting video. I think the predicted outcome is something of a longshot, but it's interesting to me that he called Sanders as a major factor in the election years ago.
Taylor Mali, "Words and Their Consequences" (68 min video) - Poetry and philosophy
We Are One - Didn't get any attention at the time, but this is a general statement about the power of people working together.
A Message of Hope for the World - What's the point of Nyancoins? To inspire people.
A brief word on censorship - tl;dr: Censorship is bad, m'kay?
Who Owns Nyancoins? - Hodlers.
To The Moon is Not Enough: 100 Year Planning - About the importance of an unlimited time horizon. We build to last.
General
Catch-all category. Okay, this category got out of hand. I should do a second round later and break this out into a few different ones.
The best argument I've heard so far for keeping the 1MB cap in Bitcoin - I still think it would have been better for Bitcoin to grow, but this is the strongest argument for its stagnation in capacity that I've seen.
[conceptual design] How we should expect 100,000 transactions in a minute (or second?) to be handled - This is about the idea that we should expect to be able to handle large loads without crashing. Pretty basic. Related to an /cryptocurrency post I'd made: 100,000 Transactions Per Second: How Do We Get There?, which gives a very high-level overview of one way to reach high throughput capacity using blockchains.
Interesting cryptocurrency to try: raiblocks, protocol without transaction fees or block rewards - I think Raiblocks will be a valuable "companion coin" to Nyancoins ultimately. I don't know how exactly that'll work, but I believe that good cryptocurrency communities should make alliances. If nothing else, we can be valuable to each other as the "loyal opposition", critics who want to see success.
Coin-a-Year: Nyancoin : link to /CryptoCurrency post - Summary of the first year or so of NYAN revival
[far future concept] Nyanshares, Nythereumbits, and all-in on 37 rainbow - A double post: first part describes a possible spin-off, hybrid, 'companion coin' we could make in future years. The second part talks about what a gamble NYAN is.
NyanCoin compilation guide and downsizing nyan.space / NyanChain [semi-meta] - Has a link to a guide for compiling nyancoind on servers.
[meta] [misadventures of coinaday] Stuck in the Dihydrogen Monoxide - Another in a series of coinaday posts proving "play stupid games; win stupid prizes"
[Data] Faucet Stats - KojoSlayer's faucet stats
Thing to do a thing that can't do that thing.... - Bit of code for pulling BTC/NYAN feed from Cryptopia.
Fresh builds, coming up! - initial report from vmp32k on attempting to modernize the codebase
DigiShield - suggestion for different difficulty algorithm
BIP101 implementation to be made available for altcoins - prohashing announcing that they will have a Scrypt BIP101 implementation; this is planned to be our base for NYAN3
Year 1: Acquisition and Triage ; Year 2: Acquisition and Build - Optimistic; in reality, year two of the revival has largely been me just trying to survive. Hopefully more acquisition and build as the year goes on.
[technical] [financial] Price Stability and Consistent Hashing - Basic theory. If we have consistent prices, we'll have more consistent hashing.
[technical] [forking] [NYAN3] Should running old defaults be considered a vote against a hard fork or should the veto need to be explicit? / General voting discussion - What it says on the tin. I haven't gotten feedback on this yet. It's far in the future, but I think it's a critical question. I'm not sure which way is correct.
2015 in review: overview - Initial summary of the previous year; written before the Coin-a-Year post which did similar
[meta] [finance] [misadventures of coinaday] Paying Debts - Since writing this, I've gone further into debt. I need to get my personal finances together this year, for my own sake, for the sake of those I owe, and for the sake of Nyancoins.
Countdown to the Second Halving - The current block is 1168851 as I write this; we've got less than 350,000 more blocks until the third halving!
I updated the major risks page for Nyancoins to include mention of the fork bug and 'time warp'. Please review and comment. - bolded for visibility; I consider the risks document and making sure that we inform potential buyers as much as possible to be a critical requirement for us
[technical] [security] Time warp, fork bug, disclosure policies, and practical results: a working system despite flaws - Discussion of the success of Nyancoins as a working system despite its technical vulnerabilities.
Zero Fees (*) - Discussion of the role of zero fee transactions and why I consider them important
[finance] [meta] [Misadventures of coinaday] overdrafts and consequences / Cryptopia 1sat Dump - Discussion of my stupidity and its consequences on Nyancoins' financial health
[technical] NIP 1: Base NYAN3 on XT - I consider this critical. We will make a statement about not following the path Bitcoin is currently going down. This is not urgent for us because our activity is so low, but it will be part of building a strong foundation for the future.
Hodling Update: 30% - I haven't done the math recently. I'm probably within 5% of this, but I don't know if I've gone up or down. I haven't given away a whole lot, but I have put no new money into Nyancoins for months from being so broke. I've still gained some millions more from when my 5 satoshi bids got hit though.
[finance] Up? Down? Horizontal? - Considering 30 - It's pretty sad how far we are from 30 satoshi now (4 satoshi at the moment). I believe we'll get it back ultimately, but the revival certainly hasn't had the financial success I'd hoped.
Dice soft launch - Not sure of the current state here. Check with KojoSlayer.
State of the NYAN October 2015: An interlude for gratitude and yearning for more - I should get back to doing these monthly eventually. Right now it's quiet enough that there doesn't seem to be a real need.
[financial] NYAN vs DOGE as a long-term store of value - What it says. I believe that the lower supply inflation and smaller supply of NYAN will ultimately lead to NYAN trading above DOGE (currently trading at less than 10:1).
[finance] [stats] [gaming] Breaking the Bank: Risk-of-Ruin, Dice Games, and Basic Logic - I'm pretty proud of this one. By having more money than god, and a screwed up default max bet rule, I was able to beat the house. 8-)
100M - Talking about the remaining supply and the implications.
I think I'm done with this update (at least getting the new content in; I have not changed the old text and content, which is everything below).
Since I can only have one thing stickied at a time, but there are a lot of different things going on, I've switched over to having one main link collection post. And this is it.
I'll update this periodically (I'll try to do a major update once a month) and might replace it at some point. It'll have general discussion of the context behind why these various threads are significant.
I'm doing August and September together for Nekonaut awards and updates here since I got a bit busy at work. NYAN2 is released as a first-draft, but I haven't built it yet (nor done final changes and fixes). I need a computer with more RAM than what I have available to me now. However, I'm quite satisfied with the performance of NYAN1.2, ancient though it may be, so I'm not treating it as an emergency.
The biggest news is that we are now listed on cryptopia.co.nz ! They are a great community and provide better ecosystem support than most exchanges: they include a pool and explorer along with the exchange. And their exchange has a lot of basepairs, with NYAN/BTC, NYAN/UNO, NYAN/DOGE, and NYAN/DOT being relatively active, NYAN/LTC being quiet, and the other two (popularcoin and feathercoin) being unfamiliar to me and generally unused.
Oh, also, when I've taken a look at it, the Nyanchain seems to be running smoothly. I haven't been watching too closely, but the status page is usually showing all green. I especially like seeing the high number of connections (generally close to 30). [Comment from July version; still accurate. I should get automated metrics on the Nyanchain someday, but in the meantime, it seems to be moving pretty smoothly anecdotally.]
Top stories from August and Septemberish
Nekonauts of the Months, August and September 2015 - Combined awards, three awards for 1M as a result, and such. Just check it out. :-)
New IRC channel and tipbot - This came about during the listing process; we are now at #nyan2
WE ARE LIVE! Cryptopia added us just now!! - Culmination of the process of getting listed on Cryptopia. After leading in user votes and DOT votes after the first couple days, the admins decided to add us. So as I count it, we won three votes. :-)
Looking good on Cryptopia so far - My early reaction to the exchange.
The past few days. - Repost of a classic, which is always a good idea in NYAN, given our rich archives.
Miners We Need YOU! - Brief discussion by KojoSlayer about the importance of miners to the Nyancoin ecosystem.
Nyancoind Dockerfile (for the tech-nyans) - Cool demo by vmp32k
Nyancat all up on your Vim command line. - Cool xpost from /vim.
[financial] I hit a positive balance on Cryptsy-NYAN again - I started buying on Cryptsy. I've since withdrawn from Cryptsy and am working on eliminating my balances there, but I've got a lot of altcoins to consolidate yet.
100M - A discussion of the remaining supply to be generated (now under 100 million more coins)
Top stories from July
Gitian Build Instructions - !!! This is exactly what I was trying to figure out. With this roadmap, we should be able to help others build *coins with gitian as well as provide a solid introduction to our own community members. This should be linked and submitted for feedback elsewhere; I should report back to the Litecoin thread with a link to this for discussion. I cannot overstate how important I find this contribution.
Nekonauts of the Month, July 2015 - Still going with this. I may not always get this perfect, but I hope that it will help add some motivation and recognition to the community who is building the next generation of Nyancoins.
Ɲyancoins for Nekonauts! [designs] - Some logos and concept art; a start by W7phone; we hope to see more of this type of thing!
[hypothetical] What would it take for us to be able to start our own Nyan exchanges? - tl;dr: Let's get setup on some decentralized exchanges!
Linux Nekonauts: Building nyancoind - I should get this in the sidebar somewhere. An excellent first post by gentlenyan !
Top stories from June
Nekonauts of the Month, June 2015 - Latest round of awards; I plan to keep doing this each month for as long as I can
[community] You are a leader of Nyancoins / Herding Cats: Leading Leaders; Leadership in a Decentralized Community - A discussion of the importance of you to the success of Nyancoins
vmp32k launches a beta of a faucet - When is this going live?
kojoslayer launches a faucet
Various post on mining being stuck - we are still a bit spotty, but it seems like it might be a bit better. We could use something more than just an instantaneous status page; if someone wants to make something which does statistical analysis of the performance of the nyanchain, that would be awesome.
Broke through the 40 satoshi ceiling, and Plagiarizing great speeches in history and claiming to have a community mandate: Coin-a-Day writes inspirational pap as we stand on the verge of breaking through the 50 satoshi ceiling and envisions the glorious future ahead - and rather more. The price dipped back down on Cryptsy since, but we had a nice rise for a while. I'm hoping that when we get an exchange we have confidence in, we'll see more buying again.
Warning: Cryptsy does not process large NYAN withdrawals - This is why I recommend not using Cryptsy; plus this
Top stories from May
First off: Ɲyancoins needs YOU! - This is a discussion of how all of us have something we can do for Nyancoins, and how improving your own life is absolutely one of those things.
Nekonauts of the Month, May 2015 - This is my first month running this competition. I'm looking to recognize people who are active and contributing to the community and to give them NYAN to help further whatever they'd like to do next.
The network is stable! - Thanks to a new miner, spydud22, we are showing all green on status!
Wow, very large chunk of NYAN at 40 satoshi (6 million) - The title is outdated; there's about double this volume now. [Edit: And now the title is accurate again.]
Initial notes and thoughts on the Nyancoins client update - I've identified the approximate version of Litecoin that Nyancoins is based on and looked at a diff. It looks reasonable and do-able. I haven't yet looked at the latest branch on which I'll apply these changes.
Nyancoins 2.0
https://github.com/mathwizard1232/nyancoins/tree/nyancoins2 - first draft of NYAN2
(intentional duplication from top stories for July; I consider it that important): Gitian Build Instructions - !!! This is exactly what I was trying to figure out. With this roadmap, we should be able to help others build *coins with gitian as well as provide a solid introduction to our own community members. This should be linked and submitted for feedback elsewhere; I should report back to the Litecoin thread with a link to this for discussion. I cannot overstate how important I find this contribution.- earlier working notes
Cross-platform Gitian builds - Discussion about getting Gitian builds to work for Mac without access to a Mac.
Initial notes and thoughts on the Nyancoins client update - Right now I haven't had time to do much more on this, but I need to work on doing the Litecoin gitian build yet.
Gitian Build - jwflame's initial notes on trying the gitian build
DLC
Distributed Library Coin; stealing^Wrepurposing the ideas of others - Introducing the concept; basically a virtual lending library for the community; Learned Optimism is offered.
[DLC] Siege of Earth - Second post, offering Siege of Earth, a classic sci fi tale
Minecraft
[Idea] Minecraft NyanCoins - KojoSlayer is making a cool Minecraft Nyancoins faucet sort of thing (get Nyancoins for playing Minecraft).
[Sneak Peak] Nyancoin Minecraft Server - This project is moving forward quite quickly! See also /NyanCoinsMC for more information.
[Beta] Launch Nyancoins Minecraft Server : NyanCoinsMC - BOOM! I'm amazed at how quickly this has gotten setup. Go check it out!
Background / theory
Overview of major risks of buying Nyancoins - I've tried to collect every risk I could think of in this one place. This is important reading before investing.
Nyan's core principles and why they matter
draft one of Cold Storage 101: How to secure your coins for long-term hodling - I need to incorporate the suggestions still, but between the article and the comments, this is decent.
I will work harder: in which Coinaday reports for duty - My statement that this is going to a new level for me: I'm considering this my dream job now, rather than just my hobby. I'm dedicating myself to serving this community as best I can.
[community] You are a leader of Nyancoins / Herding Cats: Leading Leaders; Leadership in a Decentralized Community - This is a discussion of the importance of each individual, in particular you, to this revival.
A really good read about fiduciary duties in running an exchange - discussion of the responsibility one takes on in managing money for others
[rant] In response to "there is only BTC [and maybe LTC [and maybe DOGE]] AND DEFINITELY NOTHING ELSE MATTERS" - Possibly amusing rant.
My most worthless and most valuable coins: Comparing DIME and 42 - A discussion about interpreting spot price in context
[theory] Bitcoin discussion of hard forks - Talking about the risks involved with a hard fork
Rooting for LTC's Rally to Hold: Nyancoins and the Cryptocurrency Market - Nyancoins do not stand alone. Although it's easy to see the rise of another cryptocurrency as weakening us, because we might trade lower against them temporarily, I believe that a stronger CryptoCurrency market as a whole will be important for our long-term health.
[financial] Cryptocurrency valuation models: Considering Nyancoins as a zero-coupon bond against the community
Classic Posts
Why Nyancoin will hit $1/NYAN (and much more). We're going to space, and you're invited! - This is an infamous post by americanpegasus. I believe it was actually someone mocking him in /bitcoin by linking to this which first made me aware that Nyancoins existed, and got the idea in my head that it was a deadcoin (from seeing a post/comments on the sub at the time which claimed that). So the dream of this post was actually so bold that it brought it back from the grave, because it was bold enough to be mocked, and that mockery eventually led me to investigate it, and that investigation led me to fall in love.
1Ɲ >= 1Đ - This is a vision I have, that we shall rise above DOGE. This is not a dig against DOGE but merely a statement about the growth I expect to see us have. There are about 500x as many Dogecoins as there are Nyancoins, so even if we remain significantly smaller we can easily pass their unit price. We've done so briefly previously but are currently below this mark.
We choose to go to the Moon - This is my manifesto about why I am doing this. Cribbed from JFK's moon speech, it is meant to express that it is because of, not in spite of, the challenges that we face that I am here. This started out as a personal challenge. While I certainly would like to get rich off of this, the reason I chose to pursue this is because if we do then, then we're awesome badasses that people can be impressed by.
The original Nyancoins intro video - wasn't really sure where to categorize this
Older stories
I'll move stories down here as they get older. For now it's the block stoppage stuff as that seems to have stabilized.
Holy shit, 22 hours since the last block. At this rate, I'm going to have to start solving hashes by hand... - This was my post about the block stoppage.
Difficulty has spiked again; if we hit another stall I'll try the transaction fee trick again - Another block stoppage, and a record of my attempt to use the same trick to break it loose again (transaction fee incentive).
I'm ready to give up on life; in which coinaday finally has his full-blown mental breakdown. So long, and thanks for all the rainbows! - My personal mental breakdown. Just listed here because it made an impact. Also, it was an amazing response from the community which meant a lot to me.
Fuck it; encore une fois - My reaction afterward, saying that I'll give things another shot.
GFS
Disregard the below: GFS has been down for a few months and probably won't be back. At one point, this project had been offered to me, and perhaps I should have taken it, but I felt like I was already heavily committed here and couldn't take that on as well. It's a shame that no one managed to keep it running though. I really liked the idea.
Disregard the below: it's back down again, last I checked. Not sure what to link on that. The new bot got mildly political again / referenced being a shadowbanned user, and bam. I'm not sure where this is going to go now, if anywhere. Although I suppose the on-blockchain stuff isn't affected, and I'd wager go1dfish will do something again.
/GetFairShare will be attempting another distribution today; go try it out! - GetFairShare is back! Go get free money!
I don't really understand what's going on, but apparently the bot used for /GetFairShare got banned - Some background on GFS having gone down
I think that this will continue to be useful as we gain a larger and larger volume of posts and help me not have to worry about burying something significant posted a couple weeks back or something.
Also, right now I'm just gleaning from the frontpage, but I'll add in some great classic posts too.
Let me know in the comments if there are other posts you'd like to see added here.
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