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  1. Sachem liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in XRP ...A New World Currency   
    The new Chip and Pin readers are tedious. Rather than a quick swipe, the card has to "rest" in a slot for a moment. I don't have the patience for that, lol.
  2. Max Entropy liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    Most people seem to think it's real and written by Hartford Van Dyke.
    https://henrithibodeau.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/silent-weapons-for-quiet-wars-hoax-warning-or-elite-blueprint-for-global-domination/
  3. Max Entropy liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed it. I agree with viewing money as an economic energy that can be charged or discharged and I was going to order the book  - Money Power: A Force for Freedom or Slavery? , but first I searched for the document the author said inspired the book -Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. For 2 days I was depressed. I really hope it's not real.
    Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, An Introduction Programming Manual was uncovered quite by accident on July 7, 1986 when an employee of Boeing Aircraft Co. purchased a surplus IBM copier for scrap parts at a sale, and discovered inside details of a plan, hatched in the embryonic days of the "Cold War" which called for control of the masses through manipulation of industry, peoples' pastimes, education and political leanings. It called for a quiet revolution, putting brother against brother, and diverting the public's attention from what is really going on.
    Some highlights:
    Although the so-called "moral issues" were raised, in view of the law of natural selection it was agreed that a nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have intelligence. Such people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.
    In order to achieve a totally predictable economy, the low-class elements of society must be brought under total control, i.e., must be housebroken, trained, and assigned a yoke and long-term social duties from a very early age, before they have an opportunity to question the propriety of the matter. In order to achieve such conformity, the lower-class family unit must be disintegrated by a process of increasing preoccupation of the parents and the establishment of government-operated day-care centers for the occupationally orphaned children.
    The quality of education given to the lower class must be of the poorest sort, so that the moat of ignorance isolating the inferior class from the superior class is and remains incomprehensible to the inferior class. With such an initial handicap, even bright lower class individuals have little if any hope of extricating themselves from their assigned lot in life. This form of slavery is essential to maintain some measure of social order, peace, and tranquillity for the ruling upper class.
    When the government is able to collect tax and seize private property without just compensation, it is an indication that the public is ripe for surrender and is consenting to enslavement and legal encroachment. A good and easily quantified indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government.
    Here's an audio version:
     
  4. Max Entropy liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    Many people that live in poverty are intelligent, warm, and friendly. Being a good person isn't the problem. Escaping poverty is. For all of my "luck," fighting spirit, and "right" friends, I have yet to go a day without struggle. That's why this statement hit me hard: 
    "With such an initial handicap, even bright lower class individuals have little if any hope of extricating themselves from their assigned lot in life."
    I have been unable to do it. 
  5. Sachem liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in XRP ...A New World Currency   
    The new Chip and Pin readers are tedious. Rather than a quick swipe, the card has to "rest" in a slot for a moment. I don't have the patience for that, lol.
  6. Sachem liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in XRP ...A New World Currency   
    The new Chip and Pin readers are tedious. Rather than a quick swipe, the card has to "rest" in a slot for a moment. I don't have the patience for that, lol.
  7. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Zen1 in XRP ...A New World Currency   
    https://themerkle.com/4-cryptocurrencies-with-much-faster-block-times-than-bitcoin/
  8. xrpaware liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in What is a bank?   
    I don't think we should be outsourcing the authentication of our identities. FB can authenticate me but I can't authenticate myself? That's scary, IMO.
  9. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by papa in Bill Gates Says There’s Something Worse Than Nuclear War and We’re Not Ready for It   
    http://fortune.com/2017/02/18/bill-gates-nuclear-war-bioterrorism-disease/
  10. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by cmbartley in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
    I saw this video being discussed in the Polo box. For those more familiar with Ripple and XRP it may come off as "fake news" but to those who are already biased against Ripple and XRP it serves to reinforce their prior assumptions. (I have not watched the video being discussed here btw)
    In any event, it is becoming clear to me that the broader crypto community literally had no idea what Ripple is, what problem they're trying to address, that it settles in 3.5s, or when-how-why Ripple is superior to other tokens when it comes to payments (among a host of other gaps in their knowledge).
    The ignorance is astounding.
    I say all of that to say that it might be useful for identified Ripple employees to occassionaly drop facts on those making factually incorrect assertions (Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, bitcointalk, whatever). I don't think that Ripple employees (other than Mr. Vias) should promote XRP in any way, but rather engage in a public education campaign where appropriate and let crypto enthusiasts decide for themselves. 
    My anecdotal experience tells me that it's hard not to buy into Ripple's vision once you understand what it is they're trying to achieve. I think that just as they boldly confront the limitations of SWIFT they can boldly dispell misinformation about their their ledger and its native asset.
  11. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Sukrim in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
    I am, but what incentive do I have? Ripple is not going to gain credibility in the Bitcoin space because a no-namer from somewhere disagrees with a Bitcoin core developer, I am not native in English so I need a little bit more time to write down my thoughts in the first place and ideally I should also get this stuff peer revieved - with nearly all people I would consider competent enough to do this being employed by Ripple Inc.
    Time is money and I spend enough of it on Ripple already, no need to spend even more just to help Ripple Inc's marketing team for free while gaining nothing in return (I'm not interested in connecting my RL name strongly to this one and I'm also not interested in becoming a public figure in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space).
  12. xtrapower liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
    Ok, I didn't expect anyone to watch the video. I assumed you all would look at the paper Peter wrote. That's what was discussed in the video:
    https://github.com/petertodd/ripple-consensus-analysis-paper/blob/master/paper.pdf
    Actually, I was just thinking how nice it would be if Ripple used some of those XRP to fund a bitcoin core developers salary to help support the industry. I second your motion to hire Peter Todd.
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/who-funds-bitcoin-core-development-how-the-industry-supports-bitcoin-s-reference-client-1459967859/
    I never thought otherwise. But I asked that question because I was hoping non-Ripple employees would see that some of Peter's criticisms are valid. If we (non-Ripple employees) can't counter Peter's assertions then maybe he is right or maybe there are some gaps in our knowledge base. I hang out on this forum to learn, not to high-five each other in an echo chamber. Peter's paper (not the video) is a good learning opportunity. 
    I am extremely grateful that @nikb and @JoelKatz come here and share info and answer questions. I don't mean to sound unappreciative or suspicious. I was trying to push others (non-Ripple employees) to think more critically when Ripple concerns surface. (Although I didn't realize that people were trying to sit through that video, lol.)
  13. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Max Entropy in Podcast   
    This is an interesting discussion on publishing, banking and the future.

    https://redice.tv/red-ice-radio/money-power-globalism-and-economics

    I have found that the host, Henrik Palrgim (spelling) to be informed and gracious. The interview is informed by an author who worked in a Swedish bank in capital markets.

    RedIce follows a model of broadcasting the first hour free and second hour you must be a member to listen. I think the cost is 10$ per month. I purchased 2 years.



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  14. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Max Entropy in Podcast   
    Hmm... I have been thinking there will be a global collapse since 2002, following 9/11 when I woke up. I think there will be a collapse but it will great for some and terrible for others. I may sound heartless, but 'people' - 80% are collective idiots. The crash will cause these automatons to re-focus from their 'safe places' to communities of inherent value... where they are required to contribute locally, as opposed being paid by Soros to protest in 'pussy' protests.
    Rant off!
    it is bit early to meaningfully running a functional IPFS node, but not too early to an node running. FileCoin is also a bit early. The Ethereum collapse hurt the development effort. FileCoin data mining should be of interest. I expect that it will use Proof of Stake so getting node running... out of the gate, would be wise. Dash Master nodes are about 15,000 $ today, as opposed to 1-2 when they started. FileCoin could be similar.
    When there is a financial correction there will a rush into crypto for those who are instutionally connected and those that tech savvy. The others will suffer, but there is no way, to wake these people up, as they at the beach surfing and will not be back in time.
    I know that you a humanitarian bent, but these folks are not paying attention.
  15. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Max Entropy in Podcast   
    @Haydentiff good... 
    Then you are going to like this too...
     
    IPFS and BlockStack...
    In the near future, it will be worthwhile running an IPFS node. I have been running one for the last year. This talk introduces the analogy of Facebook being linke a bank. Banks purportedly hold money, while Facebook definitely owns your data. IPFS is a Fintech application for non-tech applications.
    IPFs and BlockStack will make passwords not required. IPFS will enable individuals to own their own data. This be definition dis-intermediates the middlemen who currently control money and decisions about who can have accounts.
    HaydenTiff should be pushing this type of core technology. The opportunity space is much larger than money.
     
     
     
  16. Max Entropy liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    JaiChai!!!!   I've missed you!!!!  How have you been?
    Thanks, Karlos!  What do you mean about not knowing much about Bitcoin? How did you learn of Ripple?
    I don't see anything wrong with the top ten crypto, I just don't find them interesting. I'm more interested in fintech than crypto. And by that I mean fintech that is actually affecting everyday lives now, even if people aren't exactly cognizant of it. I think it's absurd that there are banks that won't accept cash. I would love to record somebody bringing cash into Chase bank only to be told to go across the street and get a money order first and then come back.  I'd also like to interview people going into a bank to find out what the heck they are doing there anyway. Do you know that sometimes prepaid debit cards mysteriously can't be activated from prepaid phones?  Prepaid debit cards from Kroger labeled "FDIC insured" aren't actually insured until they are activated. There is an automated number that must be used to activate the phone. If it doesn't work, you are SOL. It can take over an hour to get a customer service representative on the line and they basically tell you to go eff yourself. They say there is absolutely nothing they can do,  the automated number is the only possible way to activate the card, and to try again from another phone. Click. The suggestion to try again from another phone is telling. People have speculated that there is a national database of SIM card registries. It's just a hunch, but I think that prepaid cards over a certain threshold may only be allowed to be activated from a registered SIM. In order for a prepaid card to offer “pass through” FDIC insurance, the actual owner of the card must be documented. Hypothetically, it's possible that there are third-party services using SIM cards to offer something like “identity as a service." (SIM does stand for “subscriber IDENTITY module”.)
    Things like that are interesting to me. There is a lot of apathy in the world and people don't realize there are invisible walls that hold some of us back. Americans think we have rights, but if nobody else cares about your right, you don't actually have one. Laws aren't self-enforcing. For example, I had a really bad experience with my divorce attorney. I paid her $8K, she dropped my case and I had to go in front of the judge alone. Almost everything that could have gone wrong did. I ended up with nothing, including no child support (I'm fine, don't worry). When I tell people this, they don't believe me because there are state and federal laws that protect child support (because it is for the welfare of the children). There are laws, but they aren't self-enforcing. I can't make a judge follow the law. What happened was really unfair and the only thing I could do was leave a bad Yelp review warning others about my experience. That action was met with legal threats from my attorney. So, I had to remove it because I can't be involved in a legal battle right now. (Don't quote any of this because I'll probably delete it later so I won't get "in trouble.")  Taking away my voice was just the biggest punch in the gut. People get utterly beat down over stuff like this. I am fortunate to have some of the greatest people on the planet in my life so I'm ok, but others aren't so lucky.
    I like Bitcoin because it's P2P. I would like people to see why it's important not be completely reliant on the government and the law to survive. Everybody's "rights" are not protected. And for whatever reason, whenever we hear about somebody's rights being trampled, we automatically want to know more about their life and the poor decisions they've made. We assess people before deciding if they "deserve" the rights that we all,, equally, are supposed to have. It's been 1,030 days since Flint, Michigan has had clean water.
  17. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by JaiChai in Podcast   
    Tiff, you ALWAYS have a platform; especially when you express your honest feelings. You go girl!
    Forever admiring your intrepid spirit...
    JaiChai
  18. Xi195 liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    I'm going to be starting a video podcast soon. Every week I'll be highlighting that Ripple is a scam.  Haha, totally kidding. It will be mostly Bitcoin-oriented. I want to try and make Bitcoin more relatable to regular people. I'm going to focus on "why." Why people are interested in Bitcoin.
    The podcast will have its own website. There will be a static section with info dedicated to helping newcomers. But the rest of the website will contain continuously updated, hand-selected content from the fintech industry. There will be a job board, upcoming events, etc. I can add a link to this forum (unless that's not ok with @karlos).
    That's all I've got. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.
  19. Xi195 liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    I'm going to be starting a video podcast soon. Every week I'll be highlighting that Ripple is a scam.  Haha, totally kidding. It will be mostly Bitcoin-oriented. I want to try and make Bitcoin more relatable to regular people. I'm going to focus on "why." Why people are interested in Bitcoin.
    The podcast will have its own website. There will be a static section with info dedicated to helping newcomers. But the rest of the website will contain continuously updated, hand-selected content from the fintech industry. There will be a job board, upcoming events, etc. I can add a link to this forum (unless that's not ok with @karlos).
    That's all I've got. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.
  20. Xi195 liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    I'm going to be starting a video podcast soon. Every week I'll be highlighting that Ripple is a scam.  Haha, totally kidding. It will be mostly Bitcoin-oriented. I want to try and make Bitcoin more relatable to regular people. I'm going to focus on "why." Why people are interested in Bitcoin.
    The podcast will have its own website. There will be a static section with info dedicated to helping newcomers. But the rest of the website will contain continuously updated, hand-selected content from the fintech industry. There will be a job board, upcoming events, etc. I can add a link to this forum (unless that's not ok with @karlos).
    That's all I've got. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.
  21. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Max Entropy in Podcast   
    Oh, I do not like your direction!!
    :-)
    Haydentiff, I think you should do the following:
    1: create a YouTube channel, and customize it with background pic and others. Use Ripple and say Dash, David Seaman, or Stefan Molyneau of FreeDomainRadio. They have both websites, YouTube Channels and Twitter accounts. I expect that they are able to monetize their content. Also make your Ripple/Bitcoin address publicly available. 
    2: I would seek to promote 'coins' that will remunerate you privately for your broadcast/publishing of their features. This could be exchanges as well as coin types. Dash pays Amanda Johnson, as you know. I know Stellar has payment program for stuff. Ripple might pay if the content was performed in a shit and directed to Market Makers or Banks.
    3: you might consider two (2) levels of information:
    - intro and feature announcements
    - configuration and deployment issues
    Both cases will increase user and developer adoption and could lead to consulting contracts.
    4: I note that David Seaman does his often... and ad hocly. Subscribers could register for notifications.
    5: The smart people go to where the money is... Spend more time on content that pays!
    Good luck.
  22. xtrapower liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
    Ok, I didn't expect anyone to watch the video. I assumed you all would look at the paper Peter wrote. That's what was discussed in the video:
    https://github.com/petertodd/ripple-consensus-analysis-paper/blob/master/paper.pdf
    Actually, I was just thinking how nice it would be if Ripple used some of those XRP to fund a bitcoin core developers salary to help support the industry. I second your motion to hire Peter Todd.
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/who-funds-bitcoin-core-development-how-the-industry-supports-bitcoin-s-reference-client-1459967859/
    I never thought otherwise. But I asked that question because I was hoping non-Ripple employees would see that some of Peter's criticisms are valid. If we (non-Ripple employees) can't counter Peter's assertions then maybe he is right or maybe there are some gaps in our knowledge base. I hang out on this forum to learn, not to high-five each other in an echo chamber. Peter's paper (not the video) is a good learning opportunity. 
    I am extremely grateful that @nikb and @JoelKatz come here and share info and answer questions. I don't mean to sound unappreciative or suspicious. I was trying to push others (non-Ripple employees) to think more critically when Ripple concerns surface. (Although I didn't realize that people were trying to sit through that video, lol.)
  23. Xi195 liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in Podcast   
    I'm going to be starting a video podcast soon. Every week I'll be highlighting that Ripple is a scam.  Haha, totally kidding. It will be mostly Bitcoin-oriented. I want to try and make Bitcoin more relatable to regular people. I'm going to focus on "why." Why people are interested in Bitcoin.
    The podcast will have its own website. There will be a static section with info dedicated to helping newcomers. But the rest of the website will contain continuously updated, hand-selected content from the fintech industry. There will be a job board, upcoming events, etc. I can add a link to this forum (unless that's not ok with @karlos).
    That's all I've got. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.
  24. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by JoelKatz in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
     
    I would also add that RCL now supports a validator manifest system. We don't use it yet for our own validators, but the transition is planned and we will be using the system in the near future. The scheme is currently fully supported by RCL and others can use it now if they wish to.
    The validator manifest system works as follows:
    Validators are known by a public key, typically an Ed25519 master public key. These keys are only used to sign and verify manifests.
    A manifest contains a sequence number and a public key. Newer manifests replace earlier manifests. The manifest authorized the private key corresponding to the public key in the manifest to send validations that are recognized as authorized by the master key.
    This system has four significant advantages over just having the validator's signing key be well known:
    1) Under the previous scheme, if you have any suspicion that the validator's key has been compromised, you have to get everyone to start using the new key. With the manifest scheme, any time you rotate personnel, have any possible suspicion your key might have been compromised, or just want to rotate keys on a schedule, you can easily do so.
    2) Say you lose contact with your validator. Under the previous scheme, if you bring up a new validator and the old one comes back online, you could broadcast conflicting validations. With the manifest scheme, you bring up the new validator with a new key and a new manifest. The sending of the new manifest will deauthorize the old machine so even if it comes back online, it will be ignored.
    3) If a master key is ever compromised, a manifest with the highest possible sequence number and an illegal public key can be sent. This serves to revoke the master key.
    4) The master key can be held in multiple private keys with an M-of-N scheme. So there's no single point to compromise and no single entity needs to be internally trusted with the authority to generate manifests.
  25. Apollo liked a post in a topic by Haydentiff in New Video Explaining Xrp as a Scam   
    The answer, I think, is that if a cable broke the drop off would be such that the clique couldn't reach consensus so they'd not advance to the next ledger.