2013年10月30日 星期三

Litecoin 開發者釋出了一個更好的Bitcoin Client ... 咦?!


其實這兩個coin的開發團隊一直以來都是相當友好的...



Bitcoin OMG is an unofficial, somewhat experimental branch of Bitcoin 0.8.5 plus many conservative fixes and well-tested features on track for Bitcoin 0.9.

科科.


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=320695

2013年10月14日 星期一

AMA活動進行中



http://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/1o3fdz/we_are_the_litecoin_dev_team_ama/

隨便摘要

[–]Sealyy 4 分/分  ago
Do you know if Charlie (from the Litecoin dev team) has plans to persuade Coinbase to adopt Litecoin?
[–]cobleecoblee - Litecoin Founder/Dev[S] 21 分/分  ago
I am Charlie and I have plans to persuade Coinbase to adopt Litecoin. Stay tuned. :)


[–]cobleecoblee - Litecoin Founder/Dev[S] 6 分/分  ago
MtGox: They've publicly announced that they are working on it. It keeps getting delayed due to other issues MtGox is facing. I'm sure it will come out eventually. Like all of you, I can't wait til they support Litecoin.
Coinbase: Definitely a possibility. I will do my best to make it happen. No promises and no time frame.

cobleecoblee - Litecoin Founder/Dev[S] 7 分/分  ago
Yes. Coinbase (and BitPay) provides straight to fiat support for its merchants so that the merchants don't have to take on the risk of bitcoin volatility. In order to do that, they need to work with exchanges. Right now, the largest Litecoin exchange is btc-e, and people don't trust them or can't rely on only one exchange. So having multiple large exchanges supporting Litecoin will likely be needed before a big payment processor will support Litecoin

wtogamiwarren - Litecoin Dev 5 分/分  ago
Coindesk seems to have misunderstood a very old interview with coblee that misinterpreted small transactions like a meal for ideal for microtransactions. It is quite the opposite, Litecoin is quite hostile to microtranactoins. Litecoin requires another KB fee per each outputs that is smaller than 0.01 in value. This was added in late 2011 to stop a major spam flood of millions of tiny coins.
One of Litecoin's core goals is efficiency. If you ran a business, would you waste your accountant's time tracking millions of transactions a thousandth or millionth of a dollar in value? It makes no sense for everyone to bear the costs of storing these many meaningless microtransactions in a global ledger forever. Sure, they might be worth something some day, but it is also possible that if spam makes a system unusably bloated, it may never reach that "one day" in the future.
Litecoin is NOT for microtransactions. If you want microtransactions you either want an offchain tx processor or another alt coin. For example, Bitcoin is a good choice for microtransactions, which is one of the reasons for blockchain bloat. Some developers believe Bitcoin would be better off with fee rules that discourages wasteful bloat, which would thereby allow delaying an increase in maximum block size for several years. Keep Bitcoin Free expresses similar ideas, although we Litecoin do not agree with their proposed solution where people are told to use offchain processors. Litecoin's solution can be improved further where it can be adapted into a market driven floating-fee mechanism that penalizes inefficient uses of the blockchain in a similar manner to today's anti-spam rule.

cobleecoblee - Litecoin Founder/Dev[S] 4 分/分  ago
I did coin the term "Litecoin is silver to Bitcoin's gold". When I designed the coin, I was trying to design a coin that was like silver compared to gold. So I made the confirmation times 4 times as fast and the total supply 4 times as much. That's also why I decided to call it "lite" coin.
Although it is really just a marketing slogan, it goes a long way to help people understand Litecoin. Because people understand silver and gold.
It was never a goal for Litecoin to overtake Bitcoin. Litecoin works well along side Bitcoin. Litecoin actually helps improve liquidity on exchanges, because it's an easy way for someone exchange their bitcoins without going through fiat. And it helps with stability of both prices.





2013年10月10日 星期四

Litecoin開發者活動 AMA (ask me anything, 問我任何問題)



譯:為了紀念Litecoin兩週年,Litecoin 開發者們將會進行一個reddit AMA聚會。請使用reddit thread 向我們提問。關於"anything",我們指的就是"anything!"。我們會在能力內回答你的問題。到時候請在Reddit上幫我們比個讚就好。
團隊將會在2013, 10/13號(Litecoin週年慶當天) 下午2PM~4PM PDT (台灣時間10/14 4 AM) 之前盡力回答問題,敬請期待。


http://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/1o3fdz/we_are_the_litecoin_dev_team_ama/


2013年10月3日 星期四

FBI 破獲 Silk Road 網站,該站關站中



BBC網站昨天發布了一則新聞。著名的Bitcoin交易網站"絲路"(Silk Road) 被FBI正式破獲。

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24373759

其幕後出資者Ross William Ulbricht(羅素威廉烏布利希) 也在舊金山公共圖書館被毫髮無傷的逮捕,將會在本週五於舊金山聯邦法院進行舉行假釋聽證會。

卡耐基美隆大學在稍早做過預估,每個月有將近一百二十二萬美金的資金透過Bitcoin的方式流入Silk Road。而據Ulbricht說,該網站總共產生的銷售金額高達12億美金。

FBI認為他分到了8~15%的利潤,並且隨後參與了洗錢的活動。並且在報告的另一份文件中顯示Ulbricht將採取暴力行為來捍衛它們的利益。在3月和4月發送的訊息表示,加拿大絲綢之路用戶綽號FriendlyChemist,敲詐50萬美金,威脅Silk Road要釋放數以千計的網站的用戶的身份。而Ulbricht 希望付出15萬美金轉為聘請一名殺手,在取得被害人死亡的照片後付款。最後這樁買兇殺人的案件並未實際執行。

法院後續的文件中表示,Ulbricht 在2006~2010年畢業於University of Texas 物理系。並在2011年1月開始在網路上宣傳Silk Road的藥物。一個使用者聲稱曾聽過Ulbricht說過:"Has anyone seen Silk Road yet? It's kind of like an anonymous Amazon.com" (有人看過絲綢之路嗎?那就像一個匿名的Amazon.com)它透過相同的管道招聘專業的IT人員以及Bitcoin社群。

而Reddit網站上有部份使用者表示難以置信並且有些錢還卡在Silk Road的使用者表示憤怒。甚至有人推測將很快的會有山寨版的Silk Road出現。

話說回來,林盃還以為Breaking Bad已經夠刺激了。沒想到Silk Road這個電影般情節的故事會在現實中上演。

另外,此消息造成了 Bitcoin今天的大跌至$85美金(目前已回升至$120美金) 並且Litecoin跟跌至$1.75(目前回升至$2)。