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  1. Hello sir! Yes, that’s exactly what I’m scared of.
  2. Hello all, As everyone is already aware, SEC published a so called "Framework for Analysis of Digital Assets" document a few days ago. I've read it diagonally and there were red flags for XRP everywhere. You may have a different interpretation though. Because of this, some speculation came to light in the zerpbox, which I'm now bringing to the masses. This is JoelKatz wallet address: https://bithomp.com/explorer/r3gRpQRDdu7pzPhM9nDmXMgskbJ6vwTDbB Looks like he's been dumping his funds in coinbase recently. If we look closer into his past, you'll notice this tweet of his promoting Ripple: https://mobile.twitter.com/JoelKatz/status/944292967811919872 Remember the "two household names"? Right around this time he dumped millions of XRP into bitstamp. Take a look into the bithomp transaction history above to confirm this. We had a member of the community confronting him in twitter just today: https://mobile.twitter.com/DariStar2/status/1117634885332688897 I'm not keeping my hopes up that he'll reply though... It was mentioned by another user that Nick Bougalis (working for Ripple, and good friends with Joelkatz) was doing the exact same thing, but no wallet address was posted (maybe someone else in this forum knows it). And last, but not least, Joelkatz himself once stated that most Ripple employees had their bags either in cold storage or in Gatehub. Well then, check this recent transaction history from one of the whales: https://bithomp.com/explorer/rHBJhToGaESqiV9K1wydyoSPZNn7K2CcM3 What conclusions can we make from this information? Feel free to add anything I may have missed. Regards, pvap
  3. "The transaction failed because the provided paths did not have enough liquidity to send anything at all. This could mean that the source and destination accounts are not linked by trust lines." Reference: https://developers.ripple.com/tec-codes.html
  4. It's not a coincidence that Ripple's executives keep using these as examples for their use case. This time they've blended it in with a new article on Ripple's official site: https://ripple.com/insights/a-vision-for-the-internet-of-value/ A good read.... Regards, pvap
  5. Well, if you have to put it like that... then my second guess is.... https://www.ripplefoods.com
  6. Well, Google Ventures invested both in Ripple and Uber. So, I definitely have my bets on Uber as being one of them.
  7. Some of the trophies are unrelated to the "puzzle transaction". They were reported in the following dates: - 2017-03-30 01:18:00 UTC - 2017-01-16 05:20:19 GMT - 2016-10-11 03:00:34 GMT Of course, these could've been created by the project founder himself, to raise suspicion. But there's no concrete evidence of this. Still, I think it's an interesting subject to follow.
  8. Let me just add that if anyone is interested in knowing a little more about the algorithm that they're using behind the curtains, here's a good read: https://lbc.cryptoguru.org/man/theory I think the threat is very real, and honestly a bit upsetting.
  9. Well, that statistic was from his sole computational effort only. The project than evolved to become distributed. 54 hits in 1,5 years is impressive!
  10. I believe they're covering all the private keys in a 2^160 range. Something running in their favor is the fact that a public address can be generated from more than 1 private key (theoretically). So, we don't need to hold the original private key that was used to generate the public key. We just need a matching one.
  11. Hello everyone, New here... but I've been lurking for a while now. The other day I came accross this project: https://lbc.cryptoguru.org/about Basically, it's a distributed effort whith the purpose of creating private keys and matching them against a pre-defined list of BTC addresses holding funds on them. What amazes me is the fact that they've succeeded in doing so... 54 times already (check the trophies section)! I'm not going to discuss the algorithm being used here, nor if it would be more rewarding to put the computational effort into mining instead. But for anyone that's interested, just check the above link, or these two more references: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1555043.0 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1573035.1060 So, my question is... is Ripple vulnerable to a similar attack? Regards, pvap
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