[quote name=“3rac3” post=“35977” timestamp=“1385231097”]
Did you think about using “sans serif” font? It seems a bit more readable. Just a thought.
Thanks for suggestion, in near future i’ll test some fonts and i’ll try to pick the most readable.
[quote name=“chrisj” post=“35872” timestamp=“1385192505”]
[quote author=Kevlar link=topic=4032.msg35863#msg35863 date=1385180844]
Which brings up another argument against: Why is this better than email? Why would someone use this instead of email? Or tormail? Or Skype? Or connecting directly? Where is the utility in broadcast messages that live forever? What’s the use case?
Convenience. The use case I was thinking of was a message/reference with a payment. But does it even have to go in to the blockchain? Can the message not run on some parallel protocol?
Indeed. The payment protocol has memo support. Don’t mean to sound like a broken record or anything, but the payment protocol totally addresses this issue.
[quote name=“Kevlar” post=“35051” timestamp=“1384901851”]
Gasp. Literate programming mode.
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The drawback would be, that the origin of coins in a transaction can’t be verified by the client carrying only the last XX blocks as local copy. I’m not sure if this can be a risk, as long as some clients carry the full blockchain and can reject transactions with invalid coins.
The pools wouldn’t be using a client that couldn’t verify the origins and those are the clients that matter. ACP would prevent exploiter pools from being able to hold majority of the network forcing invalid transactions. Even if they were able to constantly maintain 51% of the network, the checkpoints from the trusted pools would make sure everyone was on the correct chain with the verified transactions.
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It sounds like you are using a shared web host and not an actual dedicated server or VPS if you aren’t sure the operating system… If this is the case, you aren’t going to be able to install the daemon.
You need direct access to the machine at a root / administrator level and the exact installation process varies by operating system. If you need a cheap solution, check out [url=https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=e0c79501b5f2][b]DigitalOcean[/b][/url]. You can get a $5 VPS with Ubuntu and follow one of the Ubuntu guides for getting it set up.
And when I set the DigitalOcean stuff up to try mining primecoin, I was able to do it with a coupon code, so, for free on the most basic for a month:
Think you had to have a credit card and if you tried the paypal option it wouldn’t take the coupon code, but his mileage may vary.
[quote=adam]]i’d pay some FTC for a guide to how to use fethercoin[/quote]
That said, some quick calculations will show that mining on DigitalOcean with that $5 server will essentially convert that $5 of credit into $0.30 worth of FTC. Which is a solid [i]meh[/i] for what I see.
Only do it if you’re just wanting to learn to know how to do it. It’s value is only going to be in the knowledge of then knowing how to do a remote, command line install.
I’ve already started looking at this library to try and figure out how to accept payments On my wife’s website. It looks pretty straight forward but I was talking to kevlar about this and we need to find out what the status of this project is.
I think hank was on here the other week talking about changes to the android wallet and feathercoinj. Does anyone else know its status.
Quite mind bending, well done for finding that. Even Litecoin devs are now realising that network security is everything.
My first thought is that we need to enforce miner version(s), but obviously that is difficult (impossible?) to implement and would have to be centralised and is against the general open ethic of the (Satoshi coin) protocol.
The second option is to be open and monitor for “unfair” allocation of funds to particular miners. Again, not perfect, but is my preferred option, as it does not effect the protocol.
On the other hand, Feathercoin does seem to be maintaining a sufficient mining base to make such an attack technically difficult, it might even have to be run by a pool. This could mean community pressure might work to restrict this being implemented.
Maybe, we need a a traffic light system to mark when we are more liable to attack (awaiting bug fix, low Hash rate, known attacker identified). Pools could be “Feathercoin Audited” for using standard / up to date code version, and listed on the forum.
0% PoS is a very good idea in general. There are some issues though. While 0% PoS doesn’t produce any coins, these PoS blocks break PoW coin distribution as scheduled by design. For instance, Feathercoin block reward is halved every 840K blocks until ~336 million coin supply is reached. If zero reward PoS blocks are included in the calculation, the coin supply is lower than expected. If not included, the coin distribution takes more time than expected.