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Riccardo Spagni 15 Mar 18
Just a reminder that this WILL NOT work on Monero
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bitsko 15 Mar 18
Replying to @fluffypony
rebrand to botneto after next HF?
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imaginary_username 15 Mar 18
Replying to @bitsko_xt @fluffypony
To make it even more ironic, Bitmain likely anticipated this and already "QC"'d a lot of XMR into their coffers. All the botnetfork does it to prevent the general public from getting a piece, and Bitmain go "aww how cute, guess we'll pull the CN Var1 machines out then"
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Riccardo Spagni 15 Mar 18
Replying to @im_uname @bitsko_xt
True on the first part but not the second - we’re tweaking the PoW in unpredictable ways every 6 months.
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imaginary_username 15 Mar 18
Replying to @fluffypony @bitsko_xt
>Unpredictable ways Yay, code's gonna be kept secret until as late as possible! This is just great.
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Riccardo Spagni 15 Mar 18
Replying to @im_uname @bitsko_xt
wtf no, it’s a technical term. ie. as opposed to just changing some constant based on a block hash at height X, which is a predictable way and can be ASIC’d.
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imaginary_username 15 Mar 18
Replying to @fluffypony @bitsko_xt
We shall see about that. Eventually Monero might need to switch PoW every month to keep the botnet operators happy. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Riccardo Spagni
It takes AT LEAST 5 months to design, tape out, and take delivery of ASICs. We can merge the PoW change 3 months before our regular hard fork and they won’t be able to outpace the network.
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imaginary_username 15 Mar 18
Replying to @fluffypony @bitsko_xt
And when innovation outpaces your assumptions... oh wait, botnets already did that, and so did web trojans. I guess Bitmain should really focus their efforts on designing better phishing sites rather than making rigs.
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Riccardo Spagni 15 Mar 18
Replying to @im_uname @bitsko_xt
You sound like someone who makes snarky comments about Bitcoin only being used by criminals.
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imaginary_username 15 Mar 18
Replying to @fluffypony @bitsko_xt
Monero's not even good for criminals, unfortunately.
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Riccardo Spagni 15 Mar 18
Replying to @im_uname @bitsko_xt
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Frank Chang 21 Mar 18
It is said they use FPGA which is easy to be patched. And I am surprised about such a low power consumption . It seems Cryptonight is easy to be tweaked by a simple pipeline design. If it is true, they will follow any minor change in a very short time (just days).
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