November 2017 was by far the most exciting and eventful month I’ve witnessed so far during my short tenure in crypto. ? Everything started when 6 people came together & cancelled SegWit2x. ? Then it turned the person responsible for writing the SW2X fork had gotten it all wrong and the 2X fork would not have worked anyway. ? Some… Read More Earnings Update (November 2017)
As I recently found out, claiming Bitcoing Gold from Electrum wallets by importing the seed is not possible because Electrum use a custom algorithm for deriving the seed words that is not compatible with the ‘industry standard’ BIP39. However, I discovered a way to claim BTG from Electrum using the Coinomi wallet and bitaddress.org. It requires a… Read More How to Claim Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from Electrum Wallet
Today I decided to claim my Bitcoin Gold and I failed — not through a fault of my own but because of a design decision made by the Electrum development team many years ago. Here is what I found out, and why I decided to stop using Electrum Wallet. Update: I found a way to… Read More Claiming Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from Electrum Wallet: Impossible?
Last month I wrote a brief opinion piece on why I will not support SegWit2X. Since I published it, I thought much more about the problems caused by this fork, and will try to make my further arguments now. I have two issues with 2X. The solution fixes a thing that isn’t broken (1) and the proposal originates… Read More Some More Thoughts on SegWit2X
I just updated my PCs with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and discovered a small improvement to Windows Task Manager that will be helpful to GPU miners. Task Manager now has a GPU load column and reports the kind of graphics operations that keep a GPU busy. Here is how my rig looks like with NiceHash running… Read More Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and GPU Mining
Two good things happened in October 2017: the price of Bitcoin grew insanely, and the crypto community voiced strong objections threat against the SegWit2x fork. Compared to a month ago, I now feel much more confident that Bitcoin will survive and thrive. Don’t get me wrong: the 2X fork will cause trouble and you must take… Read More Earnings Update (October 2017)