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markasoftware there's no better way to test out the Lightning Network! is about to miss its minimum target by about 50% :( bye bye 0.1 eth

Today's a big day in BTC:

* Nicehash "hacked", $60m stolen
* price reaches $12k and $13k in quick succession, about 15% up in 24 hours
* Lightning Network implementations passing all integration tests and specification is complete/stable
* Steam stops accepting Bitcoin

To clarify, I did not write the linked-to article.

CryptoKitties is everything wrong with cryptocurrencies today. It's showing Eth has scaling problems too, but far worse than Bitcoin's (this is one borderline-meme application that's been active for under a week), and it's barely decentralized: It relies on a proprietary cat-rendering system, which, if shut down, renders the cats nearly worthless, and has freezing functions built into its smart contract.

Why are so many people coming to recently? Did it get mentioned somewhere big? Just a couple weeks ago there were less than a dozen toots a day on here.

If you haven't yet, go try the latest stable version of FF! At least as fast as chrome, but more freedom!

BiTcOiN iS dEaD fLiPpEnInG iS hErE

Some folks on birdsite are tagging our project account in tweets like "hey jack twitter should copy this thing mastodon does". The idea that this is merely about features is short-sighted. Twitter will never, ever, ever be your friend. They are the shareholders' friend, not yours. No feature will let you see what their engineers are working on, what's under the hood. No feature will fix their headquarters in the US following and enforcing US laws and customs worldwide.

A bug on Twitter seems to allow arbitrary length messages:

Account holder has been suspended.

(source: gcu IRC channel) Nevermind, I now realize that DNSChain does not have its own blockchain and works with namecoin. Whoops What sort of differences are there between DNSChain and Namecoin or ENS? I don't see Namecoin mentioned on the page about alternatives.

Are there many instances not connected to When I go to I see many more posts than when I go to