In previous installments, we’ve discussed the nature of cold storage and built a cold storage solution using an inexpensive netbook, Lubuntu and Electrum. Today we’re in the home stretch: We’ve built our new toy, we just need to learn how to use it. [Read more...]
Yesterday I posted part one of my first ever multipart video series and I’m proud to announce that part two is now available. This time around, we’re actually building a cold storage system using a relatively inexpensive netbook, Lubuntu and Electrum. [Read more...]
There’s a local Bitcoin lunch I go to most Wednesdays. It’s about the sort of thing you’d expect, a good core group of regulars and a rotating cast of interested novices hanging around, sharing knowledge. What surprised me is that nearly all of these novices (and many of the regulars) have the same exact questions: What is cold storage, do I need it and how do I get it? [Read more...]
Attention all Bitcoiners: we need to have a chat.
See, I’m a big proponent of this technology and I do, in fact, share many of this group’s shared political views regarding censorship, freedom of speech, freedom of commerce, trade, the legalization of various chemical substances, etc. The points we agree on vastly outnumber those we disagree on, but there’s one thing you’re doing that, frankly, is starting to piss me off. In some cases you fail to properly identify which systems are actually oppressive. In almost every case, you choose to fight those systems in the wrong way. [Read more...]
Let’s not sugar-coat things, your position is bad. Super bad. MtGox, in its current incarnation at least, is dead or dying and you were the guy holding the wheel when it wrecked. People are calling you “Kerbopples” and making jokes about your sugary desert coffees. Old pictures of you being a dork have surfaced – the kind every geek has, I would remind this community – and the attacks have gotten personal. I know that you feel responsible for more than Gox, you feel like Gox and Bitcoin are so intertwined that if you kill one you kill both. You won’t, so stop worrying about killing Bitcoin – this wound is far from fatal, we will recover, but your next moves determine how much damage we have to recover from. [Read more...]