Bitcoin QT error. How can I prevent corruption of database

Bitcoin core database corrupted

not sure when the problem started occuring, but I went to sync my wallet after a month of not using it and im stuck with database corrupted error. Tried a system restore, deleting and redownloading the blockchain 2 times now and im starting to get frustrated. Also whitelisted the blockchain folder on my virus protection to no avail. Theres only about 40$ on the wallet so it wouldnt be a huge loss if i cant recover it. Is there a way to import my wallet.dat to another program?
edit also tried a -reindex and -rescan
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Why I stopped using Bitcoin-Qt. The database eventually gets corrupted and it takes days to reindex.

Why I stopped using Bitcoin-Qt. The database eventually gets corrupted and it takes days to reindex. submitted by Bitcoin_TPS_Report to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Can you fix the LevelDB database corruption bug affecting Bitcoin-Qt on some platforms? 5+ BTC bounty.

Can you fix the LevelDB database corruption bug affecting Bitcoin-Qt on some platforms? 5+ BTC bounty. submitted by theymos to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Titan Btc cold-storage coin database shows corruption. User claims non-redemption of physical bitcoin and files criminal charges.

See here for the Titan Btc "verify" page of a "disputed" coin in the Titan Btc website system, that shows the coin as "not yet funded":
https://www.titanbtc.com/verify/vFZKfWyJ/
Apparently a user has unsealed and tried to redeem this coin, and Tim Fillmore has refused payment, saying the coin is "already redeemed". This puts Tim Fillmore at odds with what his coin tracking "verify" site now says. It implies that Tim Fillmore may have several databases tracking the states of his "cold-storage" 2FA coins, and those databases have conflicts.
It looks like Titan Btc may now be pending or currently under criminal investigation for theft/fraud.
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Another bitcoin noob. I went to open my bitcoin-qt wallet and it says I have a corrupt database and asks if I want to rebuild it. What should I do?

I'm on OsX and have opened the wallet numerous times to allow it to update the blockchain info but today I got the error. I don't know what version of the wallet I have. I need help.
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Solve a stupid database corruption bug on OSX, receive ~$10K in Bitcoin/Litecoin

Solve a stupid database corruption bug on OSX, receive ~$10K in Bitcoin/Litecoin submitted by Chris911 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Corrupt And Lost Database https://t.co/pAvFa87lV9 #bitcoin #ethereum https://t.co/YlbVaPVSth

Corrupt And Lost Database https://t.co/pAvFa87lV9 #bitcoin #ethereum https://t.co/YlbVaPVSth submitted by RimBit to RimbitCrypto [link] [comments]

Titan Btc cold-storage coin database shows corruption. User claims non-redemption of physical bitcoin and files criminal charges. /r/Bitcoin

Titan Btc cold-storage coin database shows corruption. User claims non-redemption of physical bitcoin and files criminal charges. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Block database corruption on Bitcoin-Qt

I recently upgraded Bitcoin-Qt on my Mac to version 0.8.1. (if I recall, it was necessary because of an issue with the bitcoin protocol?)
Since then, I have had it give me an error reading the block database a few times, which requires the block chain to be reindexed. The wallet data itself is intact, and usable once this is done. However, it takes several hours to reindex the block chain on my system, and I can't do any transactions until this is done.
Any idea what might be causing a problem like this, or anything I can try to clear out what might be causing problems? Thanks.
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Corrupted lnd after power outage - help appreciated

Edit: My node is back up and running thanks to Guggeros chantools for lnd (github link)
I found his post recommending this solution to someone else who also had a corrupted db in the "freepages" area. The "Compactdb" function recreates the channel.db while skipping that particular area. He also replied with further instruction and was a great help for me, so i recommend his tools to anyone with node issues.

My original post below:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
I had a power outage today and once it was back i noticed my lnd node could not start up again.
This is output i get:
Attempting automatic RPC configuration to bitcoind Automatically obtained bitcoind's RPC credentials 2020-06-10 20:29:44.119 [INF] LTND: Version: 0.10.0-beta commit=v0.10.0-beta, build=production, logging=default 2020-06-10 20:29:44.119 [INF] LTND: Active chain: Bitcoin (network=mainnet) 2020-06-10 20:29:44.119 [INF] LTND: Opening the main database, this might take a few minutes... panic: freepages: failed to get all reachable pages (page 18924: multiple references) goroutine 53 [running]: github.com/coreos/bbolt.(*DB).freepages.func2(0x2040300) github.com/coreos/[email protected]/db.go:1003 +0xcc created by github.com/coreos/bbolt.(*DB).freepages github.com/coreos/[email protected]/db.go:1001 +0x108 
I tried rebooting again, and also running lnd manually rather than as a systemd service. Same result.
I do have my seed as well as the channel.backup so i should be safe, but i dont want to close all my channels unless there is no other way to recover.
Any ideas?
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5 things which blockchain technology can make possible in 2020

Click here to read the original article: https://knowtechie.com/5-things-which-blockchain-technology-can-make-possible-in-2020/
Blockchain is revolutionizing technology and has various benefits. Implementing it will make life more convenient and reduce the chances of fraud and corruption.
There is no doubt in the fact blockchain is a technology that will completely revolutionize all operations and processes across various sectors and agencies of governments when adopted. People are already using trading software like bitcoin loophole sign in where they can earn lots of money with very little risk. However, adopting this revolutionizing technology completely will require a lot of time and effort. Further, using this technology will compel people to acquire a new set of skills and traditional businesses’ processes will have to completely reconsider so that they can gain maximum benefits after adopting this technology.
Mentioned below are 5 trends that will most probably dominate blockchain technology this year:

Blockchain as a service

Blockchain As A Service (BAAS) is one of the most promising trends of Blockchain in 2020. Owing to the benefits of this technology and its potential to grow a company, many startups and enterprises are adopting it. In simpler words, BaaS can be described as a service that is cloud-based. While working with blockchain, users will be able to digital products of their own. From decentralized applications, smart contracts, to services where one does not require any complete blockchain-based infrastructure setup requirements, these digital products can be anything.
Amazon and Microsoft are among the many companies that develop a blockchain and provide BaaS service while building a future of blockchain applications.
Federated blockchain
The various classifications of Blochian networks are Public, Private, and Federated. Among the latest trends in the Blockchain industry, Federated Blockchain is considered to the best trend. Since it is an upgraded version of the regular model of blockchain, many users find it more convenient and easier to use. The pre-selected blockchain nodes can be controlled by multiple authorities instead of anyone organization in this type of blockchain. To process any transaction validation will be required from all the selected groups from the various nodes. If the validation is not received, the transaction won’t be processed further. As this offers private blockchain networks a more customizable outlook, the use of federated blockchain is witnessing a huge rise.
Stablecoins
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that is highly volatile in nature. In order to eliminate this volatility, stablecoins were introduced where each coin had a stable value associate with it. Stablecoins are not very commonly used as they are still in the initial phase. However, blockchain stablecoins are expected to reach their all-time high in 2020 by the experts.
Facebook’s cryptocurrency “Libra” that is introduced in the year 2020 is one driving force for using stablecoin.
Blockchain solutions for social networking problems
It is estimated that nearly 2.77 Billion across the globe used social media in the year 2019.
When social media is introduced to blockchain technology, many problems that are associated with privacy violations, money fraud, stealing data, and content relevance can easily be solved. All these benefits are making the blend of blockchain in the social media platforms another potential technology trend in 2020.
Once the blockchain is implemented, one can ensure that all data published on social media cannot be duplicated and are not be traceable even when deleted. All data will be stored more securely and maintained properly after its implementation. Further, people who created the content have power over content relevance and not the platform owners. This creates a sense of safety and security in the mind of the users as they have control over what they want to see. However, is expected that implementing this technology on the social media domain can be daunting and difficult.
Integrating blockchain in government agencies
Government authorities responsible for administrating very large quantities of data find the idea of the distributed ledger very compelling. As all agencies have a separate database, requiring information about residents from each other becomes very necessary. This is where Blockchain can do wonders. It will help to manage data more effectively and improve the processes and functioning of an agency.
Gartner once assumed that before 2022, over a billion people will use blockchain to store some of their data and they may not even know about it. With the introduction of national cryptocurrencies, the governments will be able to ignore the benefits currencies derived from the blockchain. Digital money will soon be introduced everywhere.
Blockchain is revolutionizing technology and has various benefits. Implementing it will make life more convenient and reduce the chances of fraud and corruption.
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Running a Monero Node vs Bitcoin

Edit: warning, rant
Has anyone else had the experience that running/maintaining a Monero node is much easier than Bitcoin? I've been dorking around since July, doing everything in the terminal on a Qubes VM.
Monero comes with simple monerod status and monerod sync_info commands to give you a range of useful info and overview of the current state of your node. Bitcoin has a bunch of individual commands you can aggregate to partially deduce progress, which I have arranged into my own little script. But I didn't find the target block until parsing through the log file. And you have to use other terminal commands like du - ahmd 1 | grep .bitcoin and then run a timer, just to see what your dl speed is, whereas Monero tells you outright. This is important for monitoring your connection over multiple days of download.
I had a hard time finding a BTC wallet that could remotely connect to my own damn node without installing additional software (such as electrum server). I had the silly idea that I could just point a mobile SPV wallet to my own remote node. Hell, the BTC core wallet didn't even have code separation between the node and wallet until just a few months ago.
And now I'm restoring an old Bisq wallet which I only have the seed for. While Bisq was scanning my node, it got hung up at corrupt blk01234.dat file, which actually crashes my Bitcoin node when it receives the data request. So my node had a corruption for 2 months without it knowing, which I only found caz Bisq (I think occurred during a hiccup in transfer from 512GB SD card to SSD).
I tried to drop/replace the blk and rev files, then reindex. But once again, stupid reindex doesnt show progress with any obvious terminal commands. Monitoring disk space, it seemed to be progressing abysmally slow with most my CPU/RAM dedicated to it. I was close to done until a power outage overnight and not enough battery to complete. And even though Bitcoin Core stores everything as individual files, seems it lacks the ability to detect corruption/discard corrupt files and go backwards to the last good file. So I get to start over.
At this point Im actually syncing from scratch in a separate VM while simultaneously reindexing just in case reindex doesnt fix the problem. I give it 50/50.
I know this is kind of a rant. But I wanted to share my experience with some people who can relate or at least understand. It's weird that for a project like Bitcoin, that the core software and UI would be so rudimentary, non-versatile, and even fragile.
Given the ease to configure Monero (including using Qubes qrexec to isolate the wallet in an offline VM), it's straightforward UI and documentation, that it was designed to have separate node and wallet functions, I'm guessing that these problems are much more rare, and easily fixed. That's just an educated wild ass guess of course, since I haven't had any problems.
At any rate, props to the Monero devs for making software that is straightforward and easy to use.
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3 Ways Blockchain is Poised to Change the Legal System

Blockchain technology is not just a buzzword for technology gurus–it is indeed poised to change the way that businesses and governments interact with each other on a very large scale. While we will only speak about its implications on the legal industry in this article, there are myriad other uses for this top-of-the-line technology and its full potential has yet to be tapped or even dreamt of.
If you are not familiar, blockchain technology is different from many other forms of transaction and database collection because it is decentralized and immutable. Rather than being stored on one central server that can be corrupted or hacked, blockchain utilizes the power of thousands of computers to store information simultaneously and in a more secure and encrypted way.
Blockchain was first thrust into the spotlight due to the rising popularity of Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency to use blockchain technology to ensure transactions are more secure, but has since become a tool for many growing technology companies to do business in a safer way for all parties.

1. Smart Contracts

One of the most obvious ways that blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize the legal industry is through the use of so-called smart contracts, which are more accurately automated blockchain transactions than they are true contracts.
The most exciting use of these contracts is that they cut out the middlemen–instead of needing a set of brokers to ensure that the terms of a contract are met and meted out according to their writing, smart contracts are set into motion automatically when the terms of the contract are set.
The biggest blockchain network at this time is Ethereum, and this company has already begun to roll out their smart contract technology. While a human element will always be necessary in this legal process, blockchain technology will improve its speed, security, and privacy without the need for adding more paperwork to your plate.

2. Dispute Resolution

A ripple effect of blockchain technology and smart contracts will be their future role in dispute resolution, whether that is partnership litigation or disputes with suppliers, manufacturers, and other vital parts of the business supply chain.
Avoiding going to court whenever possible is always helpful, especially in cases that will be so cut-and-dry due to blockchain technology’s immutable collection of data. In this way, it is likely that blockchain will surely shape a different future for dispute resolution than currently exists, streamlining the process and keeping people out of court.

3. Changes to Insurance and Personal Injury Claims

Another change that blockchain technology will have on the legal industry is changes to insurance claims and processing. No longer will individual adjusters handle each claim–instead, the blockchain database can do much of the work for them, cutting down the manpower needed to cover each claim.
Las Vegas accident lawyer Adam Williams notes this is good news for personal injury attorneys, as much of the red tape will be cleared once the process of utilizing blockchain technology in insurance is more well-known and adopted by the majority. Blockchain may also help to cut down on the administrative tasks that personal injury attorneys are known to be bogged down with by having a centralized database that cannot be lost but is still secure enough for legal documentation and medical documentation.

Don’t Worry–Blockchain Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon

While it remains to be seen what upheavals blockchain will have upon the legal industry, there’s no doubt that this technology has the potential to make our lives better and to help us improve the way that we communicate. The legal world could use a bit more streamlining and blockchain looks like it will have a large role in that future.
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In a world where technology rules with an iron fist, a group of rebels use phone apps to cast spells and weave enchantments into megaphones, motorcycles, and electric guitars. Magepunk is the future.

Cyber punk by way of the council of elrond. I really don't think this one came out great. It's...okay. I would probably skip it unless you really want to see lord of the rings re-imagined as cyberpunk.
Art banged on the door and pulled his hood up against the rain and spysats.”Lomir,” he whispered. The concealment spell spread out around them to infect every digital eye in a block. It would only last a minute; the enemy was stronger than ever, but it should be enough.
He spoke to the man next to him. “Okay Fred, everything is going to be okay now. These are the best magi in the world, if anybody can help us it’s them.”
The man next to him huddled in his coat. They both had brown hair, but where Art was tall, broad, and lean, with grey eyes, fitting for an ex-Army ranger, Fred was short with brown eyes and shaggy hair.
A thin woman with long dark hair opened the door a crack. “Were you followed?” she hissed.
Art shook his head. “No, I took precautions El. I’ve got a concealment spell up but I think they know we’re in the area.” His eyes went wide as he felt some of the cameras start to come back online. “Shit. I think the Eye is looking for us. The spell is failing. Let us in!”
El jerked the door open and waved them in before slamming it shut. She snapped off a single hair from her head and wrapped the doorknob, and whispered “findele.” The hair dissolved in to a mass of nanites that set about reinforcing the door.
El turned back around to face them. She was pretty but could have been any age from a rough 25 to a well preserved 50. “That should hold them for a while. With any luck they’ll just think it was a random outage.” She examined Fred. “So. You’re supposed to save us all.”
Fred shuffled his feet. “I guess. I don’t really understand everything, but Art found me. Said I needed to take this to Oculus headquarters to destroy it.” Fred pulled a ring out of his pocket and held it up.
El stared. She started to reach out to examine it but caught herself in time and pulled back. “You...you just hold on to that.” She brushed past them to move down the hall. “Come on, you’re the last ones to arrive. We have a war council to attend.”
She led them down a dark hallway. “Cala.” The old LED lights along the hallway glowed gently to life, still good after all these years. They came out in a large room, lined with monitors and humming server racks, with a large table in the center. There were 4 other people already sitting around it.
“Okay, so this is everyone. That’s Legs,” she pointed to a tall lanky blonde man, who nodded, “Grim,” a shorter man, about Freds height, with a bushy beard, wearing a lot of leather, “Barry,” he was a bit shorter than Art but had the same coloring, “And Gramps,” and old man with a scraggly beard, holding a staff, he was wearing grey robes.
“I told you my name is Linus,” he snapped.
“And I told you that we aren’t using our real names. This council is warded and air gapped but we can’t take chances. Gramps.”
He grumbled and crossed his arms.
El gestured to the table. “Go ahead and take a seat. Coffee?” Everyone nodded. “Tulu yullas,” she said in a clear voice. Fred could hear a coffee maker hum to life and saw a small drone zip over to it with a tray. “Coffee should be around shortly, everyone. Now, Gramps,” she smirked as she said it, “I think it would be best if you told us what you found.”
Gramps grumbled and stood up. “Very well. It started a month ago when I went to meet with one of my contacts, Sarah. Known her for years. I wanted to discuss recent movements Oculus has been making. Buying up opposition, squashing dissident stories. They haven’t put out a new product in years, ever since Google crushed them in the AR wars, but there was rumbling that something big was going to happen soon. Sarah said she had information on it.”
Gramps took a cup of coffee from the drone and took a sip. “She was at least telling the truth about that. I told her that the ring,” he nodded to Fred, “had turned up again like a bad penny and was making its way around the world. She seemed pretty shocked by that, and insisted that we secure it. We quarrelled over it, I wanted it to be destroyed, she said I was being a fool. I said that with this we could destroy oculus forever, but she just wanted the power.”
Gramps sighed. “I trusted her, so I didn’t have any firewalls up. She finally told me that she had joined forces with Oculus, and wanted to know if I would join her. I laughed in her face. That’s when she triggered her binding. Burnt out almost everything I had on me all at once, including my phone,” he threw a burnt piece of plastic on the table, “supposed to be military grade but the battery blew out immediately. Blew out my ID, my rings, everything. Then she triggered another app, the walls of a cage shot up around me. I was stuck and she knew it. She told me I would have plenty of time to think about it and left.”
Gramps grinned. “But all her fancy apps failed to account for my walking stick here.” He picked it up. “Had a backup ID and com ring deep in a secret compartment, wrapped in a faraday cage. Took me a while to get it wired up to the aether, but once I did, I was able to make contact with a friend of mine, he was able to get me out. Came here soon as I was able.”
Fred raised his hand. El smiled at that. “You don’t have to do that here, Fred. You have a question?”
Fred nodded. “But what’s so special about this ring, anyway? It’s just a ring.”
El shook her head. “Unfortunately, it’s not just a ring. It’s a biometric lock that gives you access to all of their bitcoin deposits. It has the original passcode that all of their accounting was based on. If you were to take that to their headquarters, you would have complete control over their company. You could do whatever you wanted with it, burn it to the ground, control it, sell it, anything. And there’s nothing they could do to stop you. They will do literally anything to get a hold of it.”
“But why me?”
“That’s an incredible coincidence. According to my scrying, well, you remember your Uncle Bill?” Fred nodded. “He was their CFO since the beginning. Crypto wasn’t as popular then and people were still worried about security, so he went to the main server of the company and had it create a ring. That ring. It contains the password to give you access to all of their crypto accounts, and you can only access it if you have the right biohash. His biohash, as it turns out. And you happen - by some one in a billion chance - to share the right markers with him. Given enough time, any of us in this room could fake it. But you can just use it outright.” El nodded to Gramps. “Thank you, Gramps, please take a seat. Barry, I believe you were next?”
Barry stood up and nodded to Art. “Some of you I’ve met before, some I haven’t, but I’m Barry. Me and my brother Frank, we’re heirs to one of the Google fortunes. And we’ve been digging.”
“I remember the technomage wars, a lot of us do, and I know that the official history is that the remnants of the Fang alliance - after Facebook was crushed - was able to defeat oculus and kill their chance at recovery, but I’m here to tell you that just isn’t true. It was largely a draw, until Oculus just withdrew. They stopped fighting everywhere, ended all their rituals, and went back in to research and development mode. And look around you. They might have officially ‘lost,’ but Oculus still makes the best haptics around. That’s why they are still the most popular, even years after they stopped producing anything new.”
“My brother, Frank, he’s the oldest, so he gets a chance to play with the newest technology. He showed me this new piece that lets you hack in your dreams. You know how fast dream time is, well, the response time on this lets you pass through firewalls like they aren’t even there. So, one night, he took me scrying with him. We decided to go for oculus headquarters. We thought they were dead. We were wrong.”
“It was six of us. Frank was having a party and everyone wanted to try out the newest scrying method, so we went under and followed him over the aether into the oculus servers. Like I said, we thought they were dead, but what we saw there...massive databases chugging away, servers running at peak capacity, security like nothing I’ve ever seen. We had to hide from bot patrols every five minutes. I wanted to leave but Frank wanted to keep looking, so we went deeper in to the racks. That was a mistake.”
“They shouldn’t have been able to find us, but, well, someone was dropping packets. One of the bots was able to spot his tracks and start running us down. Frank heard the alarm going off before any of us. He told us to run, to get back to the party. We did, but not everyone made it.”
Barry slumped forward. “Frank and I, we’re the best. We’ve been hacking since we were old enough to punch a keyboard. We made it out. But the rest of them weren’t so lucky. The bots caught them, and...this is the part I don’t understand, they killed them. Not in the aether, in the real. Every other person in our party had seizures and died right there. We knew right then that we had to do something. Once I heard that the ring was back in play, well, I knew I needed to come here and talk it out with El. Frank stayed behind. He’s fighting them every night in his dreams, trying to slow down whatever they’re doing, but he needs help. We all do.” Barry sat down heavily and stared at his coffee. “You got any whiskey for this?”
Grim grunted and pulled a flask out of his vest. “Take it, lad.” He slid it across the table. Barry raised it back to Grim in a toast, then uncapped it and filled up his coffee cup with it.
Grim stood up. “Might as well go next. Go by Grim.” He had a scottish accent. “I’m not famous like some of ye, but I’m one of the best damn app programmers in the world. Runs in the family. My father, he wrote the very first micropayment app. We have a reputation. You need something new built? You come to the Grim family. We can build anything.”
“So we weren’t all that surprised when a representative from Oculus came by a few weeks ago. Really slimy shite, hands like he’d never woven a script in his life. He said he wanted something new. Something like the world had never seen. He said he couldn’t offer us the details until we signed, but he promised to make it worth our while. And then, he pulled out a ring, like that one,” he nodded to Fred, who shoved the hand inside his pocket, “and told us that it was a biometric lock, keyed to one of the outstanding Oculus crypto fortunes. The exact numbers had been lost, but it was worth a fortune. And they would key it to us, as long as we agreed to work with them.”
“Well, my father thanked him for his time and told him we would be in touch, and then showed him the door. He told me ‘Laddie, I don’t care what they wanted us to build, that price was too much.’ We sat up late that night, drinking whiskey, and we couldn’t figure out what they might want so badly. Or for that matter, how in the world oculus had that much money to throw at us. It was wrong. And then we talked about the Fang war, when huge swaths of people could be cut off at a moment's notice as the aether buckled under the traffic. He told me ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen, lad, but it’s bad. I can feel it in me bones.’ He said he knew you, El, from way back, said you would have some insight as to what’s going on. I can tell you, after hearing all these stories, I’m starting to think my da was right.” Grim sat back down. Everyone looked at Legs. He lifted his eyebrows. “Oh, me?” He had an english accent. He smiled at Grim. “I think his father’s correct. And there’s no way I’m going to let my man go into that kind of danger alone.”
Grim blushed. “No need to bring up our personal life, Legs. I’m happy to have you along.” Legs leaned over and ruffled his hair. Grim tried to sink into the chair.
El smiled. “I can respect that, Legs. I believe that with this new information, I finally understand what is going on there.” She stood. “Barry was correct when he said that Oculus chose to lose the Fang war. I believe, after hearing your stories, I know why. What I know for sure is that on the day the turned inward, their head of engineering died. He was trying out a new haptic protocol. His death sounds very much like what your friends experienced, Barry. They have been snapping up all the best magi in the world, which is obviously why they came for you Gramps, and you, Grim. They are weaving something dark in there. Let me show you something.” She raised her voice. “Tul!”
A wheeled cage came rolling in on it’s own. Inside was a man that was all skin and bones. He flinched from the light and cowered in his cage.
El sighed. “This...WAS...Gary. He was an associate of mine, but he was doing something very similar to your friends, Barry. He was trying out a new haptic that gave him unprecedented response time, because it operated on a different part of the brain. He was using it just like you, to explore the oculus servers. But maybe because they didn’t perceive him as a threat, they didn’t kill him. They enslaved him. When we took off the haptics, he started attacking everyone. It took eight of us to seal him in this cage. His mind is gone. I’ve communed with him, I’ve dived deep into his mind, but it’s gone. The only desire left is to kill for oculus. Make no mistake, if I were to let him out of this cage he would do his best to kill all of us. Vanya.” The cage rolled back into the shadows.
“I believe this is what they are working towards. This is why their security is so tight, why their servers run day and night creating terrible engines, why the corrupted Sarah. Their plan is to deploy this evil thing to every Oculus haptic out there and create an army of slaves. They will take over the world without firing a shot. The only good news is that since they are still recruiting, they have not completed the project. We still have time to bring them down. With that ring, Fred, we can go to the center of their headquarters, and destroy all their power. We can transfer away all of their savings and leave them with nothing, and they will collapse.” She turned her gaze to the rest of the table. “But he cannot go alone. Who will go with him?”
Art was the first one to stand. “I’m just a grunt, but,” he pulled out the monomolecular blade on his back, “you have my sword.”
Barry stood up. “And my code.”
Grim stood up and pounded his fist on the table. “And my apps!”
Legs and Gramps also nodded. El smiled. “Good. Then we have a fellowship.”
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Understanding Sharding

Understanding Sharding
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Blockchain technology is gaining popularity day by day which in turn attracting more users towards the platform. Rapid adoption leads to an increase in the number of transactions regularly. And here the problem of scalability arises.
Can the technology scale enough to support a large volume of transactions?
How fast the transactions can be processed?
Can it be taken as an alternative to the traditional transactions system?
All these and many more questions will arise in every user’s mind before they can convince themselves to adopt the technology as a part of their regular transaction system.
In my previous article, I have covered one of the scaling solutions of the First layer i.e Hard fork. In continuation of that series, I am writing an article on another First layer scaling solution i.e Sharding.
What is Sharding?
The concept of sharding was taken from a traditional database system where a large database is partitioned into smaller parts so that it can be managed properly and support faster query runtime.
This process involves dividing the transaction processing among smaller groups of nodes, called shards. Each shard represents a unique small subset of the entire system which works in parallel to maximize the performance and allows the system to support large applications.
Thus this method helps in reducing the transactional load as one node is only responsible for maintaining and processing transactions related to its partition.
Why the idea of sharding come into the picture?
We all are aware that Blockchain technology is quite new and is still under development. Many developers, researchers, and pioneers from this field are working hard to add more and more features so that in near future it can be used as a replacement of traditional transactions system.
But if we consider the current scenario, Bitcoin currently processes only 7 transactions per second. Then comes Ethereum with supporting some more features like building smart contracts, withdrawal limits, financial contracts, gambling markets, etc but it also doesn’t process more than 12-30 transactions per second which are quite low if we compare it with traditional transactions processing system like Visa(Approx 2000 transaction per second) and Mastercard.
Thus, to enhance the transactions speed the developers thought to implement one of the scaling methods i.e Sharding.
How does sharding work?
In the Ethereum network, all the transactions are processed sequentially by all network nodes. They also store the state values (like account balances, contract code, storage) and verifies each quite time-consuming transaction.
By implementing sharding, the idea is to split the entire network into smaller unique shards that will execute transactions in parallel and at the same time. The nodes in the network will no longer hold the entire ledger to execute every transaction rather they will be assigned to process and validate only a few computations which will increase the transaction processing speed of the entire network. Thus this method is aiming to provide a solution to the scalability issue.
Key design challenges
· Shards should be uniformly divided among all network nodes to maintain load balance.
· Cross-shard transactions need to be carefully defined to maintain consistency in the network.
· Single-shard takeover attack- The system is more prone to this attack as the attacker just needs to take control over the majority of collators in a single shard to create a malicious shard that can submit invalid collations.
· Since each shard holds unique records thereby corrupting any nodes in a given shard will lead to the permanent loss of the corresponding data.
· Random sampling schemes can be used to control single-shard takeover attacks but this poses another problem as the validators do not always keep up-to-date state information for every shard that they could be assigned to.
· In case of Fraud how other nodes in the network get informed to reject the collation.
· As the number of computers or nodes increases in the network, it will degrade the efficiency of the entire network.
Benefits of using Sharding
· Increased transaction speed.
· Minimizing processing and storage costs.
· Improved network performance.
Any practical implementation
Currently, the following list of projects is implementing sharding. Find the source here :

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Conclusion
Sharding schemes seem to be the most effective candidate as they can overcome both performance and scalability problems. However, sharding mechanisms are still in the development-and-testing phase. Many key components need to be verified before treating it as a permanent solution. The solution must support the blockchain trilemma i.e Decentralisation, Scalability, and security as a prime focal point. The security and network protocol should be clearly defined to prevent any network attack.
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A list of altruist watchtower, share your own !

Hi Bitcoin,
I am new here but I follow Bitcoin and this sub since quite long ago and learn a lot here !
I recently decided to configure the watchtower client of my RaspiBolt and was searching for altruistic watchtower to protect my precious LN channels and I found this list : https://github.com/openoms/lightning-node-management/issues/4
It is so cool to have this, I was really afraid to be stolen by my peers last time I use the SCP protocol after a database corruption, not a problem with a watchtower peer ! We definitly need more lists like this, and more people running altruistic watchtowers ! Behind Tor !
If you have set up a watchtower in your lightning node, it would be nice to share it :) (behind tor is better for your own security)
Best to all !
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Copied and pasted a long thread about the 2020s (part 2)

I have found a very interesting thread in a forum, I decided to copy and paste all the comments that the author of the post had made. The author posted this in 2019, the author also posted another in the past in 2018 about the same subject. But this will be about the 2019 post (part 2)
I won't be sharing the link to the website because I want to protect the identity of the users since it is a mental health forum. But here is the link to part 1: https://www.reddit.com/The2020s/comments/dzpb6l/copied_and_pasted_a_long_thread_about_the_2020s/
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Here we are! Today it is the year 2019, the near end of the 2010s.The 2010s was an interesting decade to say the least, internet use continued to spread like wildfire worldwide with more and more people becoming dependent on the internet. When I was a kid in the 2000s I felt like the odd one out because I was addicted to the desktop and I didn't know many other people who were addicted to computers, but today in the 2010s this seems like the new normal except now most people are carrying desktops in their own pockets (cellphones).
In the 2000s politics was very moderate and there was much less polarization, now polarization is pretty much a growing trend with many people sharing very strong political believes on the internet. The internet became a political tool and metaphorically a source of political fuel in the 2010s, everyone can now share their believes on the internet and inspire a new group of followers, something that the world didn't have or realized it had until the 2010s and we are still getting used to this.
In 2010 there were 6.9 billion people and 1.9 billion internet users, in 2019 there are about 7.8 billion people and about 4.5 billion internet users. Which means that internet use has increased by 237% while the world population has increased by at least 12%.By 2030 the world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion people and more than 7.5 billion people are expected to be internet users, that could very well be 90% of the worlds population. This means that the internet will truly begin to take over the world during the 2020s, it will continue to make big changes on how we will live and how we will communicate, it may become almost impossible to live in the western world without being online.
Climate change is a big issue, in 2010 the global average temperature was 0.62 Celsius above 20th century average, in 2018 it was 0.79 Celsius above 20th century average. The 2018 temperatures may not seem like much but everyone who is informed about the summer of 2018 will agree that it was a very hot year, so hot that record wildfires within the arctic circle happened.By 2030 we could potentially reach 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming since pre-industrial times, again the number does not seem much but the consequences are huge. Mudslides from melting soil will turn mountains in death zones, lower food harvests and nutritional value will increase risks of starvation, loss of fresh water will result in wars over water, the Maldives will be flooded as well as Bangladesh which will cause huge mass migrations, the ice will melt even faster which are increasing sea levels, you get the idea.In the 2020s global warming will become a much bigger problem, but there is no guarantee that enough will be done to cut emissions. Developing countries such as India want nothing more than to have the same quality of life as the western world does, not much can be done to dissuade India until the country suffers greatly from global warming and the potential for growth seems impossible. As long as developing countries believe that growth is possible they will contribute massively to global emissions just as soon as the developed world begin to cut their emissions, and worse yet developing countries often have very high populations which will contribute to global warming even more than it could have done.
In the 2020s there will be a new global superpower which would be decided by 2030, it is unlikely that America will remain the superpower due to its stagnant economy and the potential loss of trade partners in the near future. The most likely contenders for being the next global superpower is Russia and China, this struggle for power could potentially trigger a 2nd cold war. Global relations will change, there has been a growing loss of trust in the 2010s between nations and that trend will continue to escalate during the 2020s while new crises emerge.This loss of trust could result in balkanization in some parts of the world, particularly in ethnically diverse countries such as Papua New Guinea and Tanzania. Countries will begin to do their own thing and ignore international agreements as trust disintegrates, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations might be abandoned in the 2020s.To put it shortly, the world power will likely shift from Anglo-America to Asio-China/Russia, international co-operation and aid may regress into nationalistic autonomy, and from democracy to populism.
Technologically, most breakthroughs will be related to the huge spread of the internet in some way, in other words most technological advances will be adaptations to the way we live with the internet and learning the full capability and power of it. 5g will be adopted reluctantly due to health concerns, but it will be adopted anyway at some point in the 2020s quickly and this will cause even more dramatic changes within our society. If you think our world has changed drastically so far just wait until 5g comes! By 2030 we could have fridges that are connected to the internet, many other inanimate objects would also be connected to the internet and whatever information is processed will be used to benefit companies as well as sniffing out bad behavior. Because of 5g, the 2020s may be the last decade when privacy is possible in society.
Lastly, I am going to talk about generations and their role in the 2020s. Pretty much all Baby Boomers are going to retire in this decade to have their previous role as leaders replaced by Gen X, Gen Y will all be adults and will be trying to make big changes in the world, Gen Z will begin to grow into adults, there will be a new generation in the 2020s (generation beta).
What do you think will happen in the 2020s? Very keen to read your thoughts about this topic!Have a good day.
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reply to user: Honestly I will never be able to answer with confidence about Brexit! I think many people in the parliament don't seem to know what to do, I think most likely Brexit will be on hold until the EU itself fails. Today the EU is already struggling to survive.How will the EU fail? When its financial situation gives European nations the incentive to leave so they can grow their economies by themselves without restrictions, the Syrian refugee crisis (5 million people) destabilized the EU to its core and it was the refugee crisis that started Brexit in the first place.Imagine what would happen to global politics if 20 million migrants went into Europe, it would certainly change a lot of things.
reply to user:Religion could make a comeback in the 2020s, particularly in a scenario where climate change pushes people to turn to religion for comfort. Islam is on a sharp rise due to the fact that they have a lot of children, it will also become the biggest religion in the world in the near future, at that point most people on Earth will be Muslim.I think ISIS largely happened because of food shortages in Syria which resulted in civil war, if a similar thing happened in another vulnerable Muslim country then you can expect another wave of suicidal radicals wrecking havoc and forming another radical group.I have once predicted a similar uprising in North Africa resulting in a mass Christian migration into Europe, the number of Christian migrants could exceed 20 million.
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reply to user: Yeah the idea of the European Union has been a flawed and overly ambitious project right from the start, Europe is quite a divided continent with many countries having a strong sense of identity, trying to make Europe into one country will inevitably backfire. Without much doubt the EU will collapse, however it will live on under a different name by one or a few countries that still cling onto the vision.After EU falls there is a chance that a few more so-called unions may form, these unions may be alliances that share the same political views which could result in a polarization.Germany had a good shot at attempting to rule Europe again though, we tried it and probably won't do it again for a while.
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reply to user: Funny enough I have just very recently found out that the UK is going to have another general election, so far at the moment it looks like Labour is doing well with public approval, it is a likely possibility that Jeremy Corbyn may become the next prime minister.If Jeremy Corbyn becomes the next prime minister that would mean that Brexit will be cancelled, this could cause major polarization and unrest if there are still people who really want Brexit. Who knows what would happen if the majority of pro-Brexiteers protest in the streets because they didn't get what was promised to them? A British revolution is another real possibility.
reply to user:Predicting elections will always be difficult for me because of how uncertain and at times random they all are, who would of thought that Trump would win in 2016? Would Trump win again in 2020? I mean it sounds crazy but if it happened in 2016 then it can certainly happen again in 2020. Although I do think that Trump has less of a chance of winning in 2020.A good thing to take note of is when Trump withdrew from the Paris Agreement much of America didn't follow suite, there are many American companies who still follow the Paris Agreement guidelines because they don't agree with Trump, there are many Americans who have not been implementing Trumps policies.Elections can never be predicted with 100% confidence, but Trump is more likely to lose in 2020 than 2016.
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Thank you all for your replies, they have been smart and intuitive contributions. :-D
Last night I just began researching about the 1920s out of interest (I think I might have mentioned the 1920s in the old 2020s thread). I have just started learning about the 1920s so there is a lot that I don't know about it but there are a few themes that resonates with today trends, which I will mention below.And because I am not well informed about the 1920s the below information would be hypothetical and open to speculation.
The 1920s was an economically prosperous time for the Western World, but the economic prosperity abruptly ended with the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and resulted in the Great Depression in the 1930s. A very similar situation is happening today but is happening much slower and at the moment is less severe, the Stock Market Crash in 2007-2008 resulted in an economic crawl that is still persisting to this day. I have a feeling however that the full effect of the 2007-2008 economic crisis is yet to be felt in full force.
Political movements such as Socialism and Fascism were on the rise in the 1920s-1930s partly because of the economic situation, those parties believed that capitalism is out of control and needs intervention to prevent the degeneration of society. The term supercapitalism was created by Fascists, it pretty much means a degenerated form of capitalism that is doing more harm than good to society.
The blame of the 1929 Stock Market Crash was placed on Capitalism by both Socialists and Fascists, anti-capitalism exploded in the 1930s which resulted in far-left/far-right nations fighting one another by the end of that decade.
Lets say that the next Great Depression is to start in the early 2020s, we already have a lot of young people who have a favorable view on Socialism, on some level there are many people who are blaming Capitalism for the economic crisis. Nations have already been polarizing in the 2010s, so what would happen if we enter the next Great Depression and then a massive surge of Socialism/Fascism happens straight after? The world would be in a very similar situation as the world in pre-WWII.
If the 2020s Great Depression happens then Capitalism in the Western World could end, the more young people has power over America the more likely that the nation will transition into a Socialist state. Kinda ironic because in the 20th century Anglo-America fought against Socialist Russia and in the end capitalism unexpectantly won as the leading world policy, but in the 2020s Russia may abandon their socialist past and turn to capitalism as they take advantage of the new resources revealed by global warming, just as Anglo-America turns Socialist Asio-Russia will turn Capitalist (I'm not sure about China, but I'm pretty sure that India is taking the capitalist route too).
The Arctic will melt a lot during the 2020s, Russia may likely claim most of the new oil reserves which will cause worldwide tension as oil will be running out, America will be stuck with the last remaining reserves of oil in Alaska and Canada which may result in poor relations between Canada and America, eventually China may have most of the oil reserves in the Middle East because I believe that the Middle East will turn to China for economic interests as America begins to lose its grip on the region.
Nothing is forever, everything changes.To those who fear for the future of America I just want to say this, even if America loses influence on the world America will still cling onto their core values in their own home and I can't see America giving up on the American dream, I think that the American dream is redefined by each of its passing generations.
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This is probably the last comment I will post in this thread so I'll be sure to write out anything else I can predict or think about the 2020s, again I may be repeating things but at this point its hard to avoid because I posted quite alot about the 2020s at this point.
I definitely agree with :user: that if WW3 were to happen in the 2020s it would be similar to how WW1 started, everything was fine then suddenly everything wasn't and the world fell into further chaos resulting in a world war.
Currently I believe that the 2020s will start off with a cautious optimism, the decade where Gen X and Gen Y fully realises that the world is in their hands and they will bring about changes. If I could name a main theme of the end of the 2010s I would say 'youth in protest'. A growing number of young people believe that civilization won't be there when they grow up, they see no point in taking part in a society that they believe will inevitably fail due to climate change.
In the 2020s the 'youth in protest' will grow to such a degree that societal values of the 20th century will be rendered obsolete. But where does the cautious optimism comes in? I believe the optimism is the result of hope of a better future as the youth wields more power to make changes. We will likely see a big wave of new famous Gen Z's and who knows what they could contribute to this world?
Today(Nov,2019) we can all sense that things are changing but what if the changes of the 2010s are volcanic rumbles compared to the eruption of the 2020s? The 2020s will likely be a social and societal fragmentation, the crossroads of a post-consumerist world. Baby Boomers are largely responsible for the world we live in today, very soon Baby Boomers will lose their power over the world and that power will be passed onto the younger generations who have different values. Most Baby Boomers favor capitalism, a growing number of younger generations favor socialism.
Conspiracy theories are a growing trend, due to the upheaval of technology it has become easier to believe in conspiracy theories because what was crazy 10 years ago seems feasible today. I think if everyone starts to believe in conspiracy theories then a lack of trust would become so hard to overcome that the government would have no choice but to allow a degree of autonomy. Allowing autonomy would cause more and more lands to demand independence, most of them will be city states like Hong Kong or Singapore.
I can't think of anything else, going to conclude it here.The 2020s would either be the beginning of a new era or a long-winded dying of the present post-consumerist era. The Baby Boomers will recline on their chairs and leave the whole world to Gen X and Y, Gen Z will become adults. I haven't mentioned robots but they will begin to take some of our jobs, which can possibly trigger a neo-luddite movement. WW3 hopefully won't happen, a 2nd Cold War is more likely to happen though. Hopefully there won't be an epidemic like the Spanish flu, in this case it will most likely evolve from a strain of bird flu. Climate change will trigger protests and changes, some fear that its already too late to stop global warming.
Thank you for reading, lets make the 2020s as good of a decade as possible.
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reply to user: Yeah I've been getting a growing sense that a British Civil War might happen, last year I could not see a civil war happening but now it seems like a real possibility, today it is easy to figure out why it would happen. I bet not many people in the 17th century civil war wanted it to happen and didn't think that it would happen but you can learn what ended up happening, Charles I got beheaded and maybe Boris Johnson might meet a similar fate.Not a certainty, I can never be certain but its something worth worrying and preparing for.
In the 2020s, I think the U.A.E is a possible candidate for a world power and I can see them cutting deals from America and making deals with China instead 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.'. Imagine if America-UK runs out of energy and oil resources, in this scenario it is likely that U.A.E+China+Russia will own all the remaining deposits by then and we may have no choice but to give up a degree of independence in exchange for some of their oil and energy.Another scenario is the race for the last of the remaining resources that our society still largely depends on, the nation that has the most resources will have the most power and nations that lack those resources will form alliances with them for resources in return.We may possibly see the first super-corporations being established, a very large and powerful corporation that may be the true power behind everything and maybe even more powerful than political figureheads.Those super-corporations may become independent nations that have their own goals and projects, mostly they involve technologies for either saving our eco-systems or to control us.
I have once thought about the year 2075, I imagined a huge city (at that time many countries collapsed, civilization largely being left with city-states ran by trillionaires) the city uses mind control technology to maintain order, the A.I is used to help the elites figure out the next best course of action, human clones are used for labor and war, everyone is constantly being watched due to surveillance that will be almost everywhere.The 2020s will be the start of the new world that future generations will recognized as the true 21st century, 2000-2030 will be seen as a transitional period.
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We are only 2 days away from the 2020s, I am going to post about the decade predictions to avoid the regret of not posting it before the 2010s ends. I will have a bit of closure about my 2020s threads now that I'm doing this for the last time, I might be a bit risky and do my best to make a scenario story for fun even though about half of it will be inaccurate haha, since accurately predicting the future is like trying to fly without wings.
But still, some of the predictions I have thought about have already come true even before the 2020s has started, which makes it clear that the world is changing faster than we thought and will continue to increase the throttle. There is already some tension between America and China over trade, at the moment as I write this they have agreed to a truce after a trade war that not many knew about but there is tension and might escalate in the near future, if America attacks another nation again then half of the world will turn against America and will cut all trade-ties with it which would cause America to descend into chaos. In short, America could get sanctioned but other nations will be at risk of being sanctioned if they commit any future acts of aggression.
There would likely be more riots and terrorism, there will likely be a much worse refugee crisis caused both by climate change and acts of aggression by ISIS or a nation. There could be more online communities that provide a source of humanitarian relief and charity, some online communities will run on bitcoin(or other forms of cryptocurrency) so that they can afford more resources to help people with.I have once predicted that there will be a mass migration of Christians from North Africa due to Islamic radicalism, well as of 2019 there already are Christians in Nigeria (North Africa!) being beheaded by ISIS so a mass migration from North Africa is very possible, in fact the whole Arab Spring and its neighbors could produce masses of migrants due to the continuous descent into chaos.
Out of all the Muslim nations Turkey-Saudi Arabia-Iran-U.A.E appear to be the most stable while others are highly vulnerable, I have a good feeling about U.A.E solely because it has many long-term goals to ensure economic security so I can see them having a good influence on Iran and Saudi Arabia, U.A.E will likely make trade deals with China and China could offer U.A.E military protection thus protecting the U.A.E from Saudi Arabia and Iran since the risk of a war going on in the Persian Gulf is high.Dubai will become a more important city and will become a cultural as well as scientific center, much of its workforce would likely be desperate people from South Asia looking for work.
If a new superpower enters world-stage then the West could face sanctions for acts of war against the Arab Spring, especially if the new power is disapproving towards the West, if the West is sanctioned then it will enter a long-term economic depression and could be forced to house refugees.Populism will spread as more people feel like they are living through a crisis, populist candidates appeal to people by presenting themselves as the solution to their crisis. Populism has been on the rise in the 2010s and many people believe that most populist movements have been right-wing, the most common theme of 2010s-populism are anti-immigration and America/Britain first, those populist movements have resulted in Brexit and Donald Trumps presidency.If populism continues to spread in the 2020s then we will see more and more nations implementing anti-emigration policies and we will see them turn away from globalization as they retreat into the concerns of their own nation. The European Union will decay due to countries leaving, the United Nations too will decay as countries start to defy and leave so they can do their own thing, globalization is at a big risk in the 2020s.
Largely due to technology more and more people will begin to lose their jobs, and more people will lose their homes to man-made disasters. Self-driving cars will begin to render Uber Drivers and Taxi drivers obsolete, mass-production is becoming more automatic so more people who work in mass-production will lose their jobs, self-checkout machines in shops will continue to slowly render retailers obsolete. Newspapers are dead, and soon TV will be.Nations will be able to provide more resources with robots but there will be less consumers since not many people would be able to afford to buy many things, this would cause a worldwide economic crisis and we are overdue for a 1920s-style economic crash.What will the government do with all those homeless and unemployed people? Universal income will be the most likely solution but it is highly unlikely that many people would live comfortably since they will have to work very hard to survive and you'd have to be very lucky to get a job, in turn people will begin to reject the government and the system, some (hopefully many) people could turn to online communities to support one another and due to the failing economy will turn to cryptocurrency which they use to support themselves.
The Sagrada Familia will finally be complete, I think it would be nice to make the wonder of Sagrada Familia the icon of the 2020s. Other projects will be completed as well such as The London Super Sewer, The Giant Magellan Telescope, The Square Kilometer Array radio telescope, a few big bridges (and a tunnel for boats in Norway) and a few new railways here and there. There will be at least a few major space achievements thanks to Elon Musk and some privatized science projects will offer few more major breakthroughs in science, the first manned mission to Mars is scheduled in the 2020s but its chance for success is low due to the many risks and dangers, space junk will become a much bigger problem and will need to be cleaned up before we will never be able to leave the Earth. The mission to Mars would likely be re-scheduled or postponed.
3D printing is expected to enter mainstream which in itself will change many things, 3D printing could even render some shops obsolete because you could print whatever stuff you want at home instead of going to a shop looking for what you want, a creator sub-culture may develop from 3D printing enthusiasts.Vertical farms are expected to be erected for the first time in cities, this trend will grow because agriculture is also expected to fail in the long-run so there is a lot of funding put into vertical farming because vertical farming could replace conventional field farming, in the 2020s however vertical farms will only generate a very small percentage of food and its produce would not be sold in mainstream shops for a while.Lab grown meat will be a new growing trend in the 2020s, but its adoption will be slow due to skepticism and lack of popularity.
Will there be wars? Likely more than the 2010s.Because not much has been resolved at 2019 we can expect things to grow more tense, especially since we are all facing an impending global warming crisis and a decline of globalization. Russia and China will become more dominant and influential throughout the world, developing countries will bear the brunt of climate change while the developed countries are increasingly destabilized by the flocks of refugees flooding in, developing countries could be reduced into war-zones like Syria in the 2010s.The trade-wars between America and China could involve other world powers and it could escalate into the 2nd Cold War, with a Cold War there is always the chance of a 3rd World War looming.The west will decay as the western economy worsens, Russia and China would exploit whatever resource they can get with their new influence in a decaying world but their economic growth will be fragile too.China is threatened by the loss of fresh water once the Himalayan ice melts, much of Chinese agriculture is threatened by floods, when the Chinese eco-system fails then you can expect them to attack their neighbours or best-case scenario demand resources from their allies.Russia is threatened by the same thing that will give them economic prosperity, global warming, when the ice melts the methane would doom us all and will also release long-forgotten epidemics into our world, Russia will face a huge refugee crisis coming from the south due to water shortages so you can expect Russia to heavily enforce their borders.European politics will change drastically due to responses from refugees, if Europe refuses most refugees then it is possible that armies of angry refugees could invade Europe in the future.Africa is gaining so much but that growth will not be expected to last due to climate change, water wars reduce some areas into anarchy like Libya in the 2010s, Nigeria-Ethiopia-South Africa would likely be the most prosperous countries of the continent, the African countries that are developing would likely begin to adopt the same lifestyle as the West is living like eating fast food and being online all day long.
I do not know much about South America but some parts appear to be on a verge of political change and turmoil, I do believe that they are at risk for water shortages due to melting ice in the Andes, I can't see them stopping the destruction of the Amazon so that will be ongoing. South America will grow economically but like the rest of the world it will be a highly vulnerable growth.Australia will continue to be burnt alive by wildfires, we should start seeing more and more Australians moving to colder areas such as Tasmania New Zealand and Britain. Indonesia will continue to destroy their rain-forests to make money out of palm oil, don't know what their political situation would be though but would most likely go down the capitalist path.
All in all the 2020s will be a time of disruption, the pace of life will get faster and faster, fake news and deep fakes will spread, misinformation will be rife, as the internet spreads and becomes more disruptive more restrictions will be put on the internet, because we are growing more dependent on technology cyber-attacks or power-cuts could bring us back to the late 20th century, people will grow more scared and desperate and may turn to drastic courses of action if said course of action is the only solution.We are at risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and bird flu, obesity and depression will become a bigger burden than it already is, transgender people will be the new normal as people are now coming out as transhuman, in some parts of cities driving a car could be banned because of driverless cars replacing transportation in some city centers, cars are switching to hybrid/electricity as electric car plugs appear in many built-up areas, more and more people have had their DNA stored into a database and I can't say for sure how this data will be used.
Online communities give me hope, and I hope that online communities become so rich with cryptocurrency and popular that when the decaying society that thrived in the 20th century fails we got the new online society to fall back onto and rebuild a new society from scratch instead of trying to rebuilt a society that failed us.
I wish us all the best of luck.
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reply to user: I think you are definitely right about 2020 Britain being pretty much the same as 2019 Britain except that it could get worse especially since the NHS is in the process of being privatized which sucks for me too because I am a Type 1 Diabetic, I am inclined to think that Boris Johnson will resign in the near future just to be replaced by another equally unqualified/unpopular Tory.
I am going to be a bit controversial and biased but I want to blame Democracy for the situation that Britain is in right now and I want to explain why I am skeptical towards Democracy.So the idea of Democracy is to get the public to choose who becomes the leader and its down to the public to make that important choice, but many people do not want to run the country and many people do not know what is best for their country.In a Democratic society the best way to win a vote is to promise the public everything and appeal to them, you don't have to be good at politics to win and you don't have to tell people of your true intentions all you have to do is lie and be charismatic. Politicians probably hire professional psychologists to trick people into voting for them because they know how to trick the system to get them into the position that they both don't deserve or are qualified for.
Its no wonder why Politicians are losing their efficiency, they do it as a job because many politicians do not need to be good at running a country to become the leader and like I said they just need to know what the people want to hear and to put on a charismatic face.I believe that running the country should be reserved for those who want to run the country and have the countries best interest at heart, it should be reserved for professionals who know what they are doing and have had years of training as well as experience.
In a Democracy if you get two candidates, one is a businessman who is very charismatic but only knows about business, the other one is a ex-Sergeant who has had 20 years of experience in the administrative field but he is not as charismatic. Even though the Businessman is less qualified he will win because he is charismatic and knows how to trick people into voting for him instead of the professional, repeat this process and you'll end up with a very ineffective government or circus full of charismatic millionaires who trick and lie to the public to maintain their lofty position in society.
And that is probably how Britain ended up with the government it has, people have been lied to and people don't know who is best for their country so we end up voting for the wrong people or get tricked into believing that Democracy is the best form of government.Sadly Democracy will put Britain(as well as other nations) at risk of a power hungry Populist who will present him/herself as against the present government and will use his/her charisma to appeal to us to make us believe that the Populist is the solution to all of our problems caused by the government, but once the Populist gets elected s/he will show his/her true colors and the public will soon regret their vote.This process will keep repeating itself while we have Democracy, I believe that its not working and maybe we are better off leaving our politics to the professionals elected by professionals.
I also want to thank you for all the replies you posted on my 2020s posts, they have helped keeping the 2020s posts alive. Again, thank you.
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reply to user: Not only that but many people are also misinformed because Democratic candidates lie and be all fake to get votes and on top that they also spread rumors about other candidates or pretty much anything so that they'll get more votes, its bad because not only many people already don't know what is best for their country but they will find it very difficult to know for sure what will be best because of all the lies and misinformation.
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reply to user: Its scary that some people out there actually believe that Jeremy Corbyn is anti-semetic, its such a ridiculous and desperate accusation just to make Jeremy Corbyn look bad and lose. And its scary because if people actually believe those bogus anti-Semetic accusations then it just shows how much the media controls us all.Donald Trump is indeed right about journalists and fake news being an issue, but I think the reason why journalism is such a joke in America is because it is privatized and they are becoming desperate so that they can survive kinda like 'IT' from the Steven King novel.Capitalism and privatization can corrupt journalism because capitalism makes journalism more about money and getting attention so it degenerates into what it currently is, but Donald Trump is very capitalist, which could mean that Donald Trump is a cause of journalism gone wrong and he is getting backlash from the world he helped to create whether he knows it or not.
Journalism does need to be regulated, especially now we are becoming fully aware of how powerful mass media can be. I could be blaming capitalism because of mass media and it could turn out that capitalism isn't to blame after all, but I still believe that its probably best for journalism to just focus on entertainment and to leave actual news to a more professional environment where the professionals highly focus on telling the people about unbiased truths.
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EOS is not a blockchain and operates as a scam since its inception

Was inspired this evening to look into EOS again and gather some links to back up earlier claims
EOS does not constitute anything close to a blockchain, the txps claimed is not replicable in a real world environment (even as a centralised distributed database system it can not do more than 250txps), there is nothing to stop bp's colluding in bad faith to censor the blockchain, the network comprises of fake users and fake transactions, corruption in the markets associated with EOS is rife from the RAM market right back to the crowd sale where funds were laundered back and forth to make it appear like there was interest aka money laundering, information asymmetry conveniently means that none of the claims regarding computational power being fairly priced and distributed is easily verifiable
From the way the architecture works to the fact that there is no Byzantine fault tolerance and relies on social consensus between crooks to operate to all of the 'critical vulnerabilities being found
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EOS IS MALWARE
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We owe it to ourselves as a community to point this out and try to ensure that this cancer and abhorrent community does not spread any further - trade it make money off it by all means (though my preference is not to) just treat with extreme prejudice anyone that is sticking up for this platform
People behind EOS are the same people behind other scams and dodgy exchanges which I won't divulge here but you can put the pieces together yourself and go down the rabbit hole of all the kidnappings, insolvent exchanges etc
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EOS test report by Whiteblock; https://www.whiteblock.io/library/eos-test-report.pdf
Block producer collusion transcript; https://docs.google.com/document/d/133VHvncsyGgp-WuZHUUDl_svjPuL0vJywxlSCYgqle4/edit
Wash trading during the crowd sale; https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/block-ones-eos-wash-trading-ico-audit-report-doesnt-exist-as-investor-concerns-begin-to-set-in/ [to this day B1 has failed to produce an audit to refute this]
Money laundering trifecta; https://medium.com/@jpthothe-tether-triangle-3f181ec778fe
Steemit another Larimer scam; https://decentralize.today/the-ugly-truth-behind-steemit-1a525f5e156
Brock Pierce; https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/some-in-bitcoin-group-resign-over-new-board-members-link-to-sex-abuse/
Read this in the context of what is known about the RAM market; https://cryptobriefing.com/eos-creator-ram-announcement/
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Sure there is much more besides this, feel free to share anything you wish below and be careful of interacting with their thuggish supporters, they will try and track down where you are from, where you live etc and threaten to follow you across Reddit posting nefarious things below the comments you make
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Safely way to stop Bitcoin Core client?

Yesterday I wanted to update my node (new version was published yesterday) so I stopped Bitcoin Core using the Windows Task Manager (somehow the Bitcoin Core client was not responding). As a result the database got corrupted and I am now reindexing the whole thing. Which is the better and safe way of closing Bitcoin Core? I'm on Windows 8.1 by the way. Thanks in advance.
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Is this really what you want?

I've been engaged with the cryptosphere since almost the very beginning: immediately seeing bitcoin for what it was, a way to securely store wealth outside of the banking system, freed from relying on a middleman who, it became clear over time, was more interested in policing my (and everyone else) actions to make sure their ass was covered with the increasingly noisy regulators, and due to their financial irresponsibility, always coming up with new and progressively more ridiculous fees.
I was fed up with the old system already, having explored the black magic of infinite inflationable monies, centralized, communist-style administration of entire economies, and all the suffering, surveillance, corruption, and centralization of power that such things necessarily entail.
Some Rothschild or Rockefeller said it best, "give me control of a nations money supply and I care not who makes the laws" - or something to that extent.
Anyway, the allure for the very early adopters was being able to sidestep the massive fiat scam, put personal financial destiny squarely in our own hands, and not rely on third parties as much as possible.
In the beginning Bitcoin was almost completely ignored. Only some ubernerds and a few drug dealers and drug users (who would like nothing more than peacefully transact between each other and mutually benefit from the exchange by the way, but are forced into dark corners of the internet because of arcane, politically-motivated, outdated drug laws that FINALLY appear to be crumbling to pieces after DECADES of propaganda and lies organized by major world governments and their lackeys) knew about it.
Unfortunately most people lack imagination and, the nerds being mostly quiet and the drug-related activity soon being used as a justification to slam bitcoin with the "only for crime" label, most people thought nothing else of it.
They could not see, and to this day still don't see, the immense potential that cryptocurrency can bring the world.
There are more of you out there now who can, this is self-evident. Although frankly too many of you are here for gains mostly/only, and fail to see what cryptocurrency is really all about.
Much like how so many people think the Internet is facebook and instagram and twitter. Which is so shockingly ignorant it almost makes my blood boil.
Look, gains are nice, and of course we all want to make some money. I won't even fault you for taking profits, to me this seems like a sensible hedge, even a full decade into the cryptocurrency experiment, nothing is guaranteed, nothing is certain. So it makes sense to diversify, even - gasp - into fiat money that we can - hopefully - put to good use, today, in the "real" world.
But to get back to the story - quickly then, from a very underground thing that almost nobody knew about, Bitcoin was attacked as being "only for criminals", and there was a palpable sense of apprehension and fear from international organizations and governments.
Here was this thing that entirely sidestepped the financial system that keeps their funny monies going, and people were using the technology to emancipate themselves from arbitrary limitations and appalling mass-surveillance.
And once a state gets used to mass-surveillance, it is very hard to get it to stop. The power is simply immense.
Can you imagine? A database with the social connections of every citizen, what they like reading, the sites they like visiting, their physical location logged nonstop, painting very detailed pictures of peoples' lives.
All of their posts online, neatly tucked away in some searchable massive database.
Almost no one protested. "Well, I have nothing to hide", they said. And thus the surveillance state grew and grew, almost entirely unchallenged.
In the name of "fighting terrorism", "catching pedos" and "removing drugs from society" (I could write volumes on this last one alone but this is not the time or the place) we saw our liberties and privacy being steadily eroded, particularly after the perfect excuse happened on September 11 2001.
Boy oh boy did we see a destruction of civil liberties since then.
Another part of this mass-surveillance was, and is, the banking system. Put simply, every transaction you make is under surveillance, recorded indefinitely. The reasoning? It could be related to financing terrorism.
That appears to be the great corrosive thought behind all of this.
You could be making a transaction to fund terrorism.
You could be spewing "hate speech" (who gets to define it? apparently these days it means expressing right-leaning opinions - tomorrow, who knows?) on social media, so better record everything you write.
You could be visiting "extremist" sites online, and because clearly this means you must be an extremist-in-training and not just some curious human trying to understand why on earth someone would have such wicked ideas, your internet activity is logged and analyzed.
You use Tor or a VPN? Oh dear, now it's really clear that you must be a potential criminal. Otherwise you would have nothing to hide.
Right ?
Do you see the pattern?
To bring it back to cryptocurrency, Bitcoin users, it is known, were also targeted for increased attention by certain intelligence agencies. Same logic - you were not happy with using the mass-surveilled financial system of yesterdecade? Probably a criminal in the making.
Eventually though, that air of fear and apprehension more or less vanished. Regulators actually begun to realize that bitcoin is entirely transparent!
All you have to do is require KYC at strategic points. People thought you were crazy for saying KYC would come to crypto. But it was so obvious.
And you know what else is obvious? Once exchanges are keeping KYC, global regulators will require that they exchange information with them. This, recent news tell us, is already set in motion and will soon be a reality.
Given the transparent nature of most blockchain projects, the implications are so obvious that the fact that almost no one sees what's coming next is almost enough for me to lose hope in humanity.
Once there is a centralized record of who owns which addresses, several things become possible.
You can now put people under surveillance in real time while they do their transparent chain business (.. shocking, right). You can tell who they transact with, and how often. You can censor their transactions, if not at the network level, at the merchant and exchange levels.
And you can do something else too, which is to automatically treat any and all bitcoin addresses not associated with a known real identity as potential money laundering (remember the pattern?).
All of this information being available will inevitably create a reality where you will be asked questions about what you do with your money. And this time it isn't the bank, it comes straight from higher up. Because every transaction is fucking PUBLIC!.
Who did you send 0.5 BTC to on day X ? This address is not known to us. Please explain (or else).
Why did you attempt to mix your coins? Have you got something to hide?
Do you enjoy swapping coins in accountless sites like morphtoken ? Well, enjoy while it lasts, because it is a certainty that they will soon be forced to force you to put your identity at risk of being stolen, or else - you guessed it - they are helping with laundering funds.
You think tools like wasabi wallet will help? On a transparent chain?
If by now you cannot tell that the only thing this will accomplish is an automated blacklist of your coins because you must be trying to hide something but not allowing the State to track your every financial transaction on the chain, there is not much hope left for you. That is simply a massive failure of the imagination, and I lack the words to make the consequences of your ignorance any more obvious.
I'm one of those "privacy nuts" you sometimes hear about. 15 years ago I was telling people that it was a really bad idea to be donating so much personal information to some company, but nobody would listen. Already too hooked on getting attention and feeling validated. What's sacrificing a little privacy to feel good - who cares if the tech company is making millions selling your every weakness, your private thoughts, your tastes and opinions, to third parties who somehow, for some reason, are very very keen in acquiring this data.
Baffling how people could not see how valuable this data would become. Today it seems they are beginning to wake up.
Meanwhile, the entire Internet has been boobytrapped, and in the unending fight to get rid of pedos, drugs and terrorists, we all live under mass-surveillance and almost everyone pretty much accepts it without questioning things too much.
After all, there don't seem to be many consequences.
But that's just a failure of the imagination.
By accepting, uncritically, that transparent chains are a good foundation with which to build the new financial system, you are all voting for more surveillance, the automatic criminalization of privacy, suspicion by default, and subjecting yourselves to 24/7, algorithmic mass-surveillance.
Physical cash is already on the way out in some parts of the world, and this is no accident. It is much harder to trace cash, and at this point the fourth excuse to do away with that pesky stuff - civil liberties - comes into play.
The digitization of everything financial, the accompanying mass-surveillance and mass-ingestion of the data is necessary, you see, to catch tax evaders.
After all (and you will remember the pattern for sure), if you desire some financial privacy, if you would prefer to keep your economic activity to yourself, you are a potential tax evader.
It should go without saying, and even including this paragraph I suspect there will be many comments by people with short attention spans who will accuse me of encouraging tax evasion. Ah, how deep the brainwash goes.
To that I would say, just think about the fact that up to until only a few decades ago (in thousands of years of history) it was not even possible to do financial mass-surveillance.
And somehow roads were built, civilizations thrived, and there's a direct ancestry right to us.
And yet we are told that only by stripping everyone of privacy could the state ever hope to collect tax.
Bullshit.
Look, you have to ask yourself, is this really what you want ? A world of mass-surveillance where all aspects of our life are neatly categorized and searchable in some state-controlled database (that will never be hacked, right ? hint: shadowbrokers)
Can't you see it? Have you been anesthetized?
Are you too numb to see?
This is totalitarianism. Pure and simple. It's happened so gradually that somehow it seems the world has failed to notice.
It is not right for things to be this way. If you would stop distracting yourself with social media, tv series and porn (and whatever else young people distract themselves with these days) you would come to develop this notion.
Cryptocurrency was all about personal freedom. I am sorry to say that the technology has been almost entirely successfully adapted to do the exact opposite.
Rather than offer us freedom, it serves as perfect, immutable evidence of all of our economic activity, whatever little privacy it offered crushed by off-chain measures like KYC and guilty-until-proven-innocent techniques that would have made the STASI proud.
But not all is lost, yet.
Fortunately we already have the technology to make on-chain privacy a reality. It's called Monero and it works today.
I'm not going to babysit you through this and I'm not going to tell you to just trust my word for it, but I am going to tell you that if you care about a future where financial privacy is a reality, a future where the state and powerful corporations don't keep tabs on every transaction you make, every cent you receive, from whom and how often, with perfect accuracy, where automatically they know where you spend your money.. if you care about a future where you are not a slave to some financial master who insists on its right to observe to the most minute detail every aspect of your financial life (and as we have seen, many other aspects of life too - financial mass-surveillance is after all a subset of mass-surveillance itself)..
Then you owe it to yourself to read about Monero.
Transactions cost less than a cent, and on-chain privacy is a reality. Today.
Will it be the ultimate financial privacy project? This I cannot know. I can tell you that it is the best chance we got today.
Ultimately it does not matter to me which project makes financial privacy a staple. All I care about is that we, the peoples of the world, are able to transact with each other freely, without the assumption of wrongdoing, without being asked questions about or dealings and who we decide to do business with, before there is any evidence of foul play.
That is what is happening today, and it is a very palpable thing that outside of certain niches like VPN providers, Monero adoption is very lackluster.
They are afraid. People hear "privacy-preserving money" and think "headaches from the state". This is a shame.
This cowardice will, unless reversed, soon enough plunge us into a world where our masters know everything about us, and can with the press of a button blacklist, deplatform, defund, and otherwise shut us up.
Applied knowledge is power, and so is information. If you know everything about everyone, you have tremendous power over everyone.
This reality must be stopped at all costs, if we want freedom and individual liberty to survive.
Surveillance coins (99.999% of them) are not the answer to this most concerning of trends.
Stand up for your rights. Use Tor, use VPNs, encrypt your email, encrypt your communications, and use privacy preserving cryptocurrency such as Monero.
Don't be afraid. There's strength in numbers.
Never forget who ultimately gives legitimacy to laws. If enough people come to think that weed ought to be legal, then in countries where the government is still somewhat under the control of the people, it will be so.
You are probably sitting at home reading this. In the privacy of your home. That should be sacred. And yet, if you decide to visit certain sites like torproject.org or getmonero.org after you read this, automated actions behind your back will be taken. Increased scrutiny will be placed on you - "who is this person, that wants to protect their privacy?
It is hard to convey in words just how evil, misguided and stifling this is. You may say I'm exaggerating, in which case only one word for you: SNOWDEN. And by the way, it was pretty damn obvious before his revelations that something of the sort was happening.
Like it is obvious now with surveillance coins (transparent blockchains).
Today it's KYC, tomorrow is automated chain analysis, the day after it's endless questions about who you're transacting with (updating the central registry based on the answers), and when your debt-ridden, socialist-leaning state finally pulls a Venezuela on you, it's open season.
Let's try to put a stop to this while we can, shall we? The beast will not grow tamer if we keep ceding ground.
The beast sometimes needs to be reminded of who's really in control.
Privacy is not a crime. It is our birthright. We have the right and the basic dignity to transact with one another, without the Eye of Staton gazing upon us.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
It is on us, and future generations will hold us accountable, if privacy falls worldwide and the state controls every aspect of our life, and comes uninvited to ask questions under threat of force if we refuse on principle to comply.
Stop getting distracted. Educate yourself, never stop learning, and do what you can to make this world a better place.
More state control ain't the way.
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Mirror trading international | What Is Blockchain Development?

Mirror trading international | What Is Blockchain Development?
Mirror trading international - The Blockchain technology can be a new name for the readers but the experts have a strong opinion that due to this technology we can witness a big changeover in the field of technology. Thus, various companies are seeking good opportunities in the field of Blockchain Application Development. The blockchain is an emerging technology so that, most of the people are not aware of this new advancement. If you are one of those who wishes to have a considerable knowledge of the technology, just carry on reading the information provided below.
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Mirror trading international | What do we mean by Blockchain?
Mirror trading international - Blockchain works like a digital ledger in which transactions are made with the use of Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. According to the Blockchain experts, this technology provides an absolutely safe way for making or recording all the transactions, agreements or contracts. Moreover, Blockchain is valuable for everything that is needed to be verified and kept in a safe digital ecosystem.
From the initial point of the beginning of the network, the database is shared between a number of users that are included to access the information of all the transactions. The total size of the network varies according to the number of users that may be two or three users or it may be a group of hundreds of the users.
Mirror trading international | What is the use of Blockchain Technology?
The experts are trying to use it for more than one objectives and nowadays, the most visible and prominent use of the Blockchain technology is Bitcoin. Bitcoin has been helping the people engaged in financial transactions since 2008. In addition, the experts are seeking for the ways by which the same technology can be used to solve or reduce safety, dispute or belief issues.
Mirror trading international | How is it used?
A specialized computer software is used to make the blockchain automatically to share the information to the database in the case of a fresh transaction. A blockchain contains blocks that are hashed or encoded batches of transactions. Each code, with the hash of the block before it, links the two and forms the chain that is a Blockchain. This process needs the validation of each block to ensure the security of the overall database.
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Mirror trading international | Why do we need Blockchain Development?
As mentioned above, the Blockchain is trying to make the technology more useful for the people who need to maintain an indisputable record of transactions. The Blockchain technology provides ultimate clarity and transparency and can be used as an effective tool against the cases of corruption.
With the help of the Blockchain technology, all the transactions take place in a safe environment where all the details are encrypted with the generation of a unique transaction number and this number is recorded in the ledger as a placeholder. In this case, not all the users would be able to see the details of the transaction. However, the network will be aware of the transaction. This process limits any change of a fraud because the person with malicious plans must access every computer in the network to make changes in the database.
Due to the increasing importance of the Blockchain development, a number of individuals or organizations are looking for a trusted and reliable Blockchain Development Company.
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What is Blockchain?

According to a recent Deloitte survey, 55% of senior executives at large US companies think that failing to invest in blockchain technology will leave their companies at a competitive disadvantage in the future. Of the remainder, a staggering 39% state that they have little or no knowledge of the technology.
As the world continues to implement digital technology and connect economically, the stakes are higher than ever when it comes to the security of databases and intellectual property. If you’re a part of the group without blockchain knowledge, it’s high time to become familiar.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain technology is one of the most promising innovations in cybersecurity. It ensures that data is 100% trustworthy. Originating from the mind of an unknown creator using the pseudonymous name, Satoshi Nakamoto, blockchain was initially adopted in 2008 to enable the digital currency, Bitcoin. Blockchain is now unveiling its potential to the world, exhibiting promise in many different services and industries.
A block is merely a list of transactions. A blockchain consists of a single block that is replicated and continuously updated across many different computer servers. Because there are many copies of the block, no single party can alter its contents, rather the block must be updated with all servers agreeing on the transaction. This makes fraud nearly impossible and makes a blockchain a secure and transparent method of facilitating online transactions.
The data in the blockchain is a collection of all chronological transactions, with no transaction ever forgotten. The copies of the blockchain are stored identically and sequentially on many computers, known as nodes, worldwide. The traffic between nodes is encrypted.
In an interview with the Director of IBM Blockchain Labs, Nitin Gaur gave a description of blockchain technology and its potential: “We are trying to address the problem of time and trust. ...Blockchain to me is the value of back and forth [with] an implied sense of trust ...which enables faster transfer speed.” By building a network that contains trust, blockchain eliminates the need to verify, which facilitates a faster, better and cheaper way to transfer value.
What Are The Uses For Blockchain?
Blockchain is demonstrating very exciting potential for revolutionizing many different industries. For example, Gaur visualizes huge benefits to our healthcare, legal and supply chain management systems. He says:
“There is an enormity of inefficiency in the healthcare system that could benefit from ... blockchain technology. In the US alone, healthcare is a trillion dollar problem and there are a lot of issues surrounding regulation.”
Implementing blockchain technology into healthcare could boost the efficiency and organization of patient records. Gaur describes doctors and medical personnel having the capability to access patient information that is not only more reliable due to the continuous linking of files and documents of the patient’s history, but more easily organized and transferred to medical organizations to maintain consistency of a patient’s experience and needs. Along with healthcare, Gaur believes that blockchain will have a significant role in transforming legal services. Blockchain can be used to detect any sort of corruption or error. An example would be providing more transparency and understanding between government agencies and those who regulate them, further improving the relationship between the two.
Advocates of blockchain technology also claim that it can provide great benefit to supply chain management. It can play a major role in ensuring long-term, stabilized supply chains, all while making the process faster and delivering more reliable and efficient transactional records. This is due to blockchain’s ability to create reliable records of orders and transactions marked with timestamps that are distributed and stored in a manner that eliminates the ability to tamper with them. Due to the decentralization of its database, blockchain ensures reliable record keeping with the distribution of data across a range of secure systems. Companies will be able to observe dependable and easily read patterns within the supply chain. This allows for long term planning for the production and distribution of a company’s product, creating a stabilized structure.
How is Blockchain Replacing Traditional Technology?
As research and development continues to progress, advocates for the widespread use of blockchain predict a significant shift from traditional technologies. An example would be using blockchain to support digital currency to replace traditional currencies. Gaur sees this shift from traditional monetary methods as more trustworthy and beneficial.
“Many countries’ economies have a version of dark money and black money,” says Gaur. “If you move to additional fiats, the fact that it’s going towards additional trust systems makes it more accountable in this network and we would know exactly who owns what.”
This could explain why there is a significant increase in the exploration of blockchain technology by the banking industry. Digital payment methods have seen an extraordinary amount of growth and adoption with apps such as Apple Pay and Venmo gaining serious traction with consumers. Venmo alone has experienced a soaring rate in volume, processing 17.6 billion in payments, doubling their 2015 numbers. As banks and financial institutions continue to embrace this digital payment method, the concern of security is of course a concern due to the ever growing threat of hackers, who have demonstrated their devastating capabilities with numerous banking hacks over the years. In 2015, several financial institutions began investigating blockchain as a means to keep online data safe. Banks such as JP Morgan, UBS, and Barclays partnered with the financial technology company, R3, to works towards establishing a standard for a public ledger through blockchain technology.
There is a very clear change that is taking place across the world in how companies and organizations view blockchain technology. What began as a mysterious algorithm for digital currency is now quickly becoming viewed as one of the most groundbreaking technologies for creating mutual trust across multiple parties. Experts and advocates of blockchain confidently predict its global adoption and believe the benefits of its implementation will be revolutionary.
#Blockchain #Compliance
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