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  1. NightJanitor

    How It Works: Consent & Validity (working title)

    "Validators" = "Sequencers" That takes care of like nine of those first-order terminology confusions/questions, above - not to mention making all that time I spent listening to the below music worth it. God bless the Musicians and the Dreamers of the Dream... (Not least for not making me feel so damned old!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZfi6G7vOuE&list=PLNu6lp2KBC7KKu5bumjj7ANFPrfx9CTFL&index=10 Good change!
  2. This is - as one of my old friends is fond of saying, "the good talk, that I love" - and needs some discourse, explanation, and translation to various dialects/fields, plus more input. [To do: Fetch posts from Lucky and myself, in this thread concerning amendments, validators, and voting. If you know how to do it, please do...] [Sincere thanks to Kpuff for starting this off by "going there" and bringing up one of the issues that a lot of people say is kept swept under a rug.] ["Open, Sesame!"]
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    Chris Larsen latest blog post

    @xrpmommy Are you sure that article is legitimate? (I don't think it is...)
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    Russia Bitcoin & US Sanctions

    Oh boy, oh boy... if ever there were a catalyst to focus all the natsec people on BTC's demise, that's it. (Unfortunately, I don't believe it; I think it's just more grist for the "BTC isn't dead or dying; buy!" mill...) (There's some serious desperation when your coin needs rumors of Putin buying into it to keep it up!) "Orange man bad. Concerning/dark/serious crisis. Russia, Russia, Russ - oh, Putin buying BTC? Cool!" Funny how that works... and I thought all the lovely BTC folks were libertarians interested in freedom.
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    Opening bank account with Euro Exim Bank

    Sometimes, it's not about making money, so much as it is about not losing money (or time). The same reason some clubs have cover charges; it's not about being discriminating (in a bad way), it's just about making sure that people who can't afford what is served don't wind up inside and throwing a fit at the pricing of service. As you said, you're a consumer. Ditto. I wouldn't sign up with an Export/Import bank as a consumer, myself, either, so, I'm not concerned about their fee structure...
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    Pseudorandom Insight

    Discovered by accident (and much to my chagrin): Writing things in cursive script apparently an effective form of encryption against large percentage of those under ~30yrs old.
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    Pseudorandom Insight

    "On a long enough timeline, cryptography is steganography." / "All cryptography is (can be seen as) (ultimately (temporally)) steganography." This little insight might be nothing --- but there are instances when/where "momentary" (divide time as needed) "security" has "applications". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horner%27s_method#History ("It all seemed to me to be obvious, you know, in hindsight.")
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    Proof-of-Work Crypto Will Be Left Behind

    Strange pronouncement. What shall we make of this? Are you saying: "I fear that... such and such... please tell me why my fear is unjustified." "I am uncertain whether... such and such... please relieve my anxieties." "I have doubts concerning ... such and such... please, restore my faith?" (I'm not picking on you, personally, but this future if/then bit, generally.) "IF no PoW-coin, THEN cbdc AND NOT xrp = 'you should sell your XRP'" As for me and mine, however... Well, we'll see - but I'm keeping my XRP. (The 'negative indicators' are just piling up at this point; I bought more.) (FYI: "a coin controlled by different governments" is a 'curious phrase'.) (That's not (necessarily) a description of CBDC; it sounds a lot like xrp!)
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    Proof-of-Work Crypto Will Be Left Behind

    For whatever it's worth (nothing), here's how I see it: Starts with "let's burn it all down and build it, again!" --- moves into "huh, there are these rather discrete and more manageable problems, which do exist and can be solved."
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    Ripple XRP Groupthink

    Here's an old joke for you, since you want to play: There was once a 2nd grader who wanted to quit school. He approached his teacher and told her so, to which she replied "But you are only a second grader, what will you do?" "I'll teach first grade!"
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    Ripple XRP Groupthink

    Since you say you're interested in my thoughts on this "issue": I didn't click on that, but, whatever, cool that you've just discovered "healthy skepticism" (if a little annoying that, like all people who first discover it, you start with whatever's already at hand or want to go around "waking other people up to this incredible new discovery")... A little nitpick on your language: "our own decisions in this arena"? I don't remember consulting you, whoever you are, before I ever did anything - and I'm certainly not going to start now. (You shouldn't be promoting what you claim to be against...) Have fun spreading the "news" of your recent discovery, even though I think your time would be better spent in the silent meditation of reading and research; that's your call.
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    Ripple Network forked to create SystemD

    This is performance art, right?
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    Kichiro Fukui

    My brain initially read this as "desperators" - got a Kierkegaardian chuckle out of that. Thanks!
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    XRP deemed not a security in Europe...

    I feel like the data visualization intern short-changed Brazil, for some reason. (Its name would fit.) Anyway, if you like that pie chart, you might also enjoy this: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/animation-the-worlds-10-largest-economies-by-gdp-1960-today/
  15. Yeah, I'll admit to making a mental note that the sentiment bots aren't numerous enough or on-the-job enough in the space for "Greenspan says [positive thing for price of XRP]" to have much of an effect. Then again, the kids who programmed them probably don't even know Alan Greenspan - or maybe the bots are smart enough to totally discount this "Mati Greenspan" person (something with which the the humans in this thread seem to be struggling). Oh, yeah:
  16. You know how coal turns into a diamond when superman squeezes it? You're clutching your pearls that tightly. Oh. I forgot:
  17. "Econophysics" started with this guy (coined it)... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Eugene_Stanley That said, physicists have been poking their big noses into every field (rightfully so) for a long, long time... In my case, my skepticism of the guy from MIT does not stem from having no exposure to (any particular) field, in fact, it's quite the opposite. I have a "colitic heuristic" (gut instinct) about not trusting people who collect data to interpret it. Maybe I'm just old school. Anyway, carry on!
  18. Funny. I got a text the other day that said, effectively, "I need you to use more emojis"... I think a lot of people, especially young ones, think I'm a hard-ass (and I am, but not that bad --- I'm sure that's what all the real hard-asses think, too, though)... Really, I'm a sweetheart. But I'm also old, and sort of set in my ways, and I maybe assume that others will "read between the lines" or "hear it in my voice" (even though most of the kids don't know their phones can be used for talking) or... that they'll pick up on my facial expressions? And that last one - along with inflection, intonation, and a whole host of other, non-verbal, cues - woke me up to the fact that, maybe, I had to go back to using late 80's ASCII art. What a world... It also doesn't help that what was formerly known as rational discourse or scientific inquiry or Socratic method (or any field-specific variation on that theme) is, now, a "threat" to the "safety" of someone who may hold a [slightly to wildly] different viewpoint. So, I'm gonna do the smile thing - but I can't promise that my eyes won't roll. My mantra for today is gonna be: "I'm smiling at ya --- but I'm disagreeing with you, so much." (Is there an emoji for that?) We'll see how it goes... If I get committed to some sort of asylum for looking like the cat who ate the canary, I expect the millennials to start and fund a giant GoFundMe page...
  19. Pressed STOP at 43 seconds. ("I love asking people what is the difference between a grocery apple and an Apple phone" --- bang, you're dead to me. (Also hesitated - largely due to hair style/length - for at least 3-4 seconds - before pressing play, in the first place.)
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    Timeline through 2023

    Now, why did you think I put that DeLorean on eBay? (Because it ran right, all the time?) New ones: https://www.newdelorean.com/october-2018-low-volume-production-update/
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    Tiff Hayden is XRP Trump

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    China NetsUnion clearing (NUCC)

    Didn't read that link, but this is very likely a response to the huge domestic credit bubble in China. On the consumer side, alone, they have like ~500 "p2p lending" companies on their hands, most of which are of the "2 guys in Guandong" variety, which have taken in tremendous amounts of money from the public and which when the public wants it back, only to find that the companies stole it all or that their idea of underwriting was ... naive ... then they have to stop the trains full of investors from joining the bigger riot, in Beijing, where the people expect the government to bail them out of whatever harebrained scheme they bought, because there's no such thing as a non-state-owned-enterprise in China. In the same way, they're probably trying to stop a bunch of harebrained "payments" companies from playing the float - by investing it into triple-AAA prime fentanyl notes or something - by forcing them to deposit it all at PBoC, so that they can "keep an eye on it"... (and use the float, themselves, to shore up the 9000 other crazy-assed things they're busy doing, OBOR). This has almost nothing to do with crypto (except maybe explaining why they didn't want their citizenry to participate) or with CBDC or whatever you're about to try to tie it into... It has everything to do with China being... China.