But that's it...
@harkl @alexdp @asei_sano @aruiz
Whilst I can at least understand someone using #Solana if they do care about #NFTs [I'm not telling artists how to monetize their work - almost all I know don't do #NFT|s out of principle but I do know some that did but that's not point!] there is no valid reason to use #Bitcoin :bitcoin: !
Even if you haven't heard of #LocalMonero and only trust #Coinbase of all places there are far better coins to swap into #Monero :monero: or whatever.
@WorkWithKirk not really.
#Monero :monero: works as #Currency and #MoneyTransfer system, #Bitcoin :bitcoin: and #Ethereum as #CapitalFlight system and #NFTs are an excellent was to make money vanish / pop-up because unlike real #Art with real #Value by real #Collectors, there's neither #KYC nor #AML on #OpenSea or any other #NFT "#Marketplace"...
If you want a payment system, there's #Monero :monero: ...
#BlackCat aka #ALPHV is a group behind a #RansomWare-type #MalWare programmed in #Rust that has an affiliate program to which it provides the software and its money laundering network thru #BitCoin or #monero
-built in the days of #DarkSide and #BlackMatter - of the money obtained through extortion in exchange for 10-30% of what was obtained.
In 2021 May.7 they hijacked part of the #ColonialPipeline.
What has changed now is...
It merely compensates for the loss of coins AND keeps miners from continuing go facilitate transactions.
@asei_sano @aruiz #Fact: #Bitcoin :bitcoin: just like #Ethereum are indefensible and both #EnvoirmentalCrimes and can only be meaningfully used for Capital Flight by rich oligarchs that don't have easier tools for #MoneyLaundering!
* which necessitates self-custody of keys.
Already it's reliance on hacks like #LightningNetwork make it bad.
@raboof we set it to the date of the git revision being built in #Monero. The date is parsed by the gitian gbuild script here https://github.com/devrandom/gitian-builder/blob/master/bin/gbuild
And used in individual build drivers like this https://github.com/monero-project/monero/blob/master/contrib/gitian/gitian-linux.yml thru REFERENCE_DATE / REFERENCE_TIME / REFERENCE_DATETIME env vars.
The dependencies are all set to an arbitrary fixed date (2000-xx-xx) since we don't trust their archive dates.
Also #Bitcoin :bitcoin: #Mining has been unprofitable for over a decade at this point due to #ASIC's and even then people shifted gears to #Dogecoin :cmx_doge: :doge: and finally #Monero :monero: when #ApartheidEmeraldBoy made the former one moon and they cashed out by selling to #BiggerFools...
Because there is no such thing as a working #Bitcoin :bitcoin: economy and even #Monero :monero: mostly gets adopted because alternatives from #PayPal to #SEPA #WireTransfer and from #WesternUniom to #Hawala are slower, less convenient and/or more expensive and/or less fungible.
It's way too slow, fragile, fluctuating and costly even compared to #Ethereum...
And espechally compared to #Monero :monero: which just works.
Needless to say:
So yesh, 10+ mins for a transaction to appear on the blockchain (not even be confirmed) is ridiulous when #Monero does that in 2min and 6mins respectably and that those funds are spendabke after a mere 10 blocks or 20mins by the reciever...
Best Crypto to Buy Now September 11 – Kaspa, Monero, Bitcoin Cash - Major cryptocurrencies saw declines on Monday following an announcement by bankrupt crypt... - https://cryptonews.com/news/best-crypto-buy-now-september-11-kaspa-monero-bitcoin-cash.htm #bestcryptotobuytoday #fundamentalanalysis #bestcryptotobuynow #cryptopresales2023 #cryptoprojects2023 #technicalanalysis #cryptocurrencies #wallstreetmemes #priceprediction #cryptocurrency #cryptostaking #industrytalk #bitcoincash #monero
I have been tinkering with this #Start9 server live on #twitch. Call me thoroughly impressed with #StartOS. Burn after Reading alone is worth it! I can send ephemeral encrypted messages and files that get destroyed upon reading. Easily host #Tor webpages or #Nextcloud over Tor, I can make a #bitcoin or #monero node, even #Mastodon and #matrix with a click of a button. I highly recommend tinkering with this https://start9.com/ #infosec #cybersecurity #privacy #linux #opensource
TON, XLM, XMR, and MKR could attract buyers if Bitcoin rises above $26,500 - Bitcoin price has flatlined, but TON, XLM, XMR and MKR are showin... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/ton-xlm-xmr-and-mkr-could-attract-buyers-if-bitcoin-rises-above-26-500 #priceanalysis #markets #bitcoin #toncoin #stellar #monero #maker
#Start9 sent me their Server Pure for a review. They appear to be based on the @purism Librem Mini computers. Intel ME is disabled out of the box. I will have to tinker with this on #twitch tomorrow live but their StartOS seems to be great for those starting to do a #homelab and they are all about data sovereignty and you owning your data. It has options to setup #Mastodon and #Matrix out the box as well as #bitcoin and #monero nodes with #tor as well.
😱 Fear nothing, anon!
Follow these 4 steps:
1. Get nano from a CEX
2. Withdraw nano to a self-custodial wallet
3. Swap XNO <> #XMR in a swap platform
4. Safe storage of your monero in a self-custodial wallet
@Jain a lot of people might suggest I should've put aipub.social or xmrposter.club on that list same list as poa.st but I think that would be #overblocking since bad "#AiArt" and #Monero :monero: fans are maybe not cool, but they don't flood one's instance like an exploding water tower full of feces...
We have those #Monero stickers at every electric substation in the school.
Hello #Monero users! As a means of better protecting my privacy, I've decided to downgrade my fiber plan and use the money to get a Mullvad subscription. As a privacy-friendly payment option I thought Monero was pretty reasonable.
Is it possible to somehow buy the monero (through Tor preferably) in a disposable address and then use a new address to buy the subscription anonymously?
Cheers to the pinodexmr team and @elizabethereum
and Athanor Labs
First #Monero node with XMR <-> ETH Atomic swaps built in natively
Also #PaymentProcessors are way more expensive and even if you don't want to deal with exchanging #Monero :monero: yourself, there are #PaymentProviders that do offer you to direcrpy convert that and take all the risks at the same rares, so there's that...
@bhawthorne @mhoye but case in point: the OP was lilely about #Bitcoun :bitcoin: since #Monero :monero: sonce that does scale pretty well and whilst not as fast as #PayPal :paypal: or any #CreditCard it's certainly faster than even #SEPA's "Instant Transfers"...
And even cheaper...
You could host yourself a "full node" for #Monero :monero: and choose where to spend or exchange it.
Bitcoin price stability creates lucrative setups in TON, XMR, MNT and QNT - Bitcoin price holding $26,000 could open up some bullish trading ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-price-stability-creates-lucrative-setups-in-ton-xmr-mnt-and-qnt #priceanalysis #markets #bitcoin #toncoin #monero #mantle #quant
It's not as fast as those, but like at a magnitude of being useable for everything but Cashiers at #retail stores like ALDI that are used to literally hand you out change faster than one can swipe a card...
@molly0xfff for the majority of crypto projects that's always been true. For #Monero there's continuous effort at enlarging a Monero circular economy - e.g., enlisting farmers to accept Monero as payment for their produce. A lot of people are living entirely on Monero now. When interfacing to tradfi is unavoidable, there's options like buying giftcards to spend in fiat-based businesses. Stabile's comment is off base.
@jplebreton @torproject while your overall point is true in 99.999% of cases, I feel compelled to point out that Tor's DDOS protection mechanism only exists because of work done by the #Monero Project. https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/torspec/-/blob/main/proposals/327-pow-over-intro.txt
We invented the PoW algorithm and a Monero developer customized it for use by Tor. Without our work there would not have been any viable solution.
“If people steal it we could just disable it instantly. There’s no private keys on the machine.”
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Our non-profit GrapheneOS Foundation organization now handles donations via Bitcoin, Monero, Zcash, Ethereum and Cardano in addition to PayPal.
For now, credit card donations can either be made via PayPal or to GrapheneOS developers via GitHub Sponsors.
Everything you see is part of an upcoming project I am working on for research“The Reasonably Secure Cryptocurrency Workflow” this was devised from a thought experiment of how should one secure #cryptocurrency assets. From the cell phone to segregating then to different wallets, and the actual seed key backups themselves with Shamir shards. But also how it’s connected, and paper wallets generated. Using various wallets, yubikey @purism laptop, @GrapheneOS and @QubesOS #monero #bitcoin #InfoSec
[ #introduction ]
Sadly I can't be the one due to that being a felony in Germany...
But I'm shure someone else will crowdfund that...
The annoying and telling thing about a bunch of these #cryptocurrency and #Web3 projects I find is when I actually talk to the devs so many blatantly do not understand infrastructure beyond code. So many projects claim to be decentralized but are maybe mostly in one AWS region like Ethereum staking nodes right now. Many devs use the buzzword of decentralization but don’t understand what it actually means. So far #Monero and #PIVX have the better idea among others though for decentralization
Noone needs the floods of #Shitcoins when the only one that actually works as a #payment system is #Monero and it's only demand exists due to Credit Card firms & #PayPal being anti-consumer shit and horribly centralized.
1. Gullible idiots that buy them in the naive believe that they'll get rich - which they won't!
2. Fungibility of said cryptocurrency in that you can actually use it as payment - only #Monero seems to be able to excel in that realm.
But that's just me acknowledging that the core concept behind NFTs can be good but all current implementations are just "below" it's potential and usefulness...
Hey folx, realized I still owe an #introduction. So (mario voice) here we go:
My handle means "serious business." I'm always hopeful. I'm rarely optimistic.
What I'm working on:
* Studying #cybersecurity as someone without a computer science background
* Self-hosting more of the tools I use, particularly as a means of -
* Opting out of surveillance capitalism tech platforms (you know the ones)
I'm a big fan of these things and you can expect me to toot about them:
* solidarity, mutual aid, organized labor, cooperative economics, and community defense
* #privacy and privacy self-defense tools like Signal, Tor, Cwtch, and GPG / PGP
* #FOSS, especially the more accessible #linux distros like Debian
* #solarpunk and #lunarpunk as incongruent and complementary ideals
Here's some things that are a meaningful part of my life, that you probably won't see me toot about: parenting, weightlifting, software product management, firearms, PC gaming, LARP, business, finance, positive nihilism, MApoli, CambMA
Here's what I think I can offer you:
* I've worked for all different kinds of organizations, ranging from big tech, little tech, governments, to DAOs
* for better or for worse, I know a lot about #cryptocurrency, particularly #ethereum, #bitcoin, and #monero
* I've been a software product manager for a while now, which means I help teams ship software that does what users need - mostly through prioritization, facilitation, and communication
If there's anything in my background that would be useful to you, please reach out. I'm happy to share.
One last thing - a message to fascists, TERFs, dominionists, abusers, and every other variety of petty authoritarian desperate for an excuse to control others: fuck you, y'all gonna lose
Something like "#LeakBounty":
One or multiple people can post bounties [via #multisig #monero] for detailed #leaks and if a [confirmed!] leak about it is published, the #bounty is released to the leaker unless they explicitly decline it.
In which case it'll be used to upkeep the site.
I'll bet SBF wishes he'd gotten into #Monero at this point $XMR
A crucial research paper on what are "Central Bank Digital Currencies" (CBDC's) and their threats for privacy, freedom & democracy.
Dozens of States are cooking that totalitarian tech, and very few citizens do understand what it'll mean in our daily life.
To read, share, print & debate about!!