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Comment Re:fastest? nope.. fattest? perhaps. (Score 1) 42

Bad analogy.

Consider these two scenarios;-

* You in your car following another 10,000 cars trying to pass down the 10 km stretch of 2 lane highway.

* You in your car following another 10,000 cars trying to pass down the 10 km stretch of 10 lane highway.

Ask yourself, what scenario would you travel the distance the fastest? Do you break any laws of physics?

Submission + - Dissecting Bitcoin Block 420,000 (

ASDFnz writes: A few years back after the last halving I wrote an article shortly after the first halving block 210,000 was mined dropping the subsidy from 50 BTC to 25 BTC. Since block 420,000 was just mined reducing the subsidy from 25 BTC to 12.5 BTC I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a follow-up article with similar data for the most recent halving block comparing it to the previous one.

Submission + - Bitcoin Halving, what, why and what happened last time. (

ASDFnz writes:

CAmount GetBlockSubsidy(int nHeight, const Consensus::Params& consensusParams)
int halvings = nHeight / consensusParams.nSubsidyHalvingInterval;
// Force block reward to zero when right shift is undefined.
if (halvings >= 64)
return 0;

CAmount nSubsidy = 50 * COIN;
// Subsidy is cut in half every 210,000 blocks which will occur approximately every 4 years.
nSubsidy >>= halvings;
return nSubsidy;

Simple right? In just a few days we will have the second bitcoin halving event. Often in bitcoin we forget that not everyone is elbow deep in code all day, not everyone has been 'with us' for years and while we may talk about things like 'The Halving' we probably don't do the best job at explaining exactly what it is, why it is, what happened last time and what might happen this time.

Comment Re:Great news! (Score 1) 167

..... with Bitcoins, I'd promptly tell you to go fuck yourself.

Really? Just for asking a question? Don'y you think that is a bit extreme or do you answer all questions in the negative with "go fuck yourself". E.g., if I asked if you had the time and you didn't would you say "go fuck yourself"?

.As would most people.

I very much doubt it.

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