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The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida - 2016

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The Intellectual Foundation of Bitcoin比特幣的智識基礎. By Chapman Chen, HKBNews

The Intellectual Foundation of Bitcoin比特幣的智識基礎. By Chapman Chen, HKBNews

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Summary: Bitcoin was invented by the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto as recently as 2008, but it is backed up by a rich intellectual foundation. For instance, The 1776 First Amendment separates church and state, and contemporary American liberation psychologist Nozomi Hayase (2020) argues that money and state should similarly be separated. Just as Isaac Newton’s study of alchemy gave rise to the international gold standard, so has the anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto's desire for a “modernized gold standard” given rise to Bitcoin. Indeed, Bloomberg's 2020 report confirms Bitcoin to be gold 2.0. Montesquieu (1774) asserted that laws that secure inalienable rights can only be found in Nature, and the natural laws employed in Bitcoin include its consensus algorithm and the three natural laws of economics (self-interest, competition, and supply and demand). J.S. Mill (1859) preferred free markets to those controlled by governments. Ludwig von Mises (1951) argued against the hazards of fiat currency, urging for a return to the gold standard. Friedrich Hayek (1984) suggested people to invent a sly way to take money back from the hands of the government. Milton Friedman (1994) called for FED to be replaced by an automatic system and predicted the coming of a reliable e-cash. James Buchanan (1988) advocated a monetary constitution to constrain the governmental power of money creation. Tim May (1997) the cypherpunk proclaimed that restricting digital cash impinges on free speech, and envisioned a stateless digital form of money that is uncensorable. The Tofflers (2006) pictured a non-monetary economy. In 2016, UCLA Professor of Finance Bhagwan Chowdhry even nominated Satoshi for a Nobel Prize.
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Separation between money and state
The 1791 First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution enshrines free speech and separates church and state, but not money and state. "Under the First Amendment, individuals’ right to create, choose their own money and transact freely was not recognized as a part of freedom of expression that needs to be protected," Japanese-American liberation psychologist Nozomi Hayase (2020) points out (1).
The government, banks and corporations collude together to encroach upon people's liberties by metamorphosing their inalienable rights into a permissioned from of legal rights. Fiat currencies function as a medium of manipulation, indulging big business to generate market monopolies. "Freedom of expression has become further stifled through economic censorship and financial blockage enacted by payment processing companies like Visa and MasterCard," to borrow Hayase's (2020) words.
Satoshi is a Modern Newton
Although most famous for discovering the law of gravity, Isaac Newton was also a practising alchemist. He never managed to turn lead into gold, but he did find a way to transmute silver into gold. In 1717, Newton announced in a report that, based on his studies, one gold guinea coin weighed 21 shillings. Just as Isaac Newton’s study of alchemy gave rise to the international gold standard, so has the desire for a “modernized gold standard” given rise to Bitcoin. "In a way, Satoshi is a modern Newton. They both believed trust is best placed in the unchangeable facets of our economy. Beneath this belief is the assumption that each individual is their own best master," as put by Jon Creasy (2019) (2).
J.S. Mill: free markets preferable to those controlled by governments
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) the great English philosopher would be a Bitcoiner were he still around today. In On Liberty (1859), Mill concludes that free markets are preferable to those controlled by governments. He argues that economies function best when left to their own devices. Therefore, government intervention, though theoretically permissible, would be counterproductive. Bitcoin is precisely decentralized or uncontrolled by the government, unconfiscatable, permissonless, and disinflationary. Bitcoin regulates itself spontaneously via the ordinary operations of the system. "Rules are enforced without applying any external pressure," in Hayase's (2020) words.
Ludwig von Mises (1958): Liberty is always Freedom from the Government
In The Free Market and its Enemies, theoretical Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises (1951) argues against the hazards of fiat currency, urging for a return to the gold standard. “A fiat money system cannot go on forever and must one day come to an end,” Von Mises states. The solution is a return to the gold standard, "the only standard which makes the determination of the purchasing power of money independent of the changing ideas of political parties, governments, and pressure groups" under present conditions. Interestingly, this is also one of the key structural attributes of Bitcoin, the world’s first, global, peer-to-peer, decentralized value transfer network.
Actually, Bloomberg's 2020 report on Bitcoin confirms that it is gold 2.0. (3)
Von Mises prefers the price of gold to be determined according to the contemporaneous market conditions. The bitcoin price is, of course, determined across the various global online exchanges, in real-time. There is no central authority setting a spot price for gold after the which the market value is settled on among the traders during the day.
Hayek: Monopoly on Currency should End
Austrian-British Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek’s theory in his 1976 work, Denationalization of Money, was that not only would the currency monopoly be taken away from the government, but that the monopoly on currency itself should end with multiple alternative currencies competing for acceptance by consumers, in order "to prevent the bouts of acute inflation and deflation which have played the world for the past 60 years." He forcefully argues that if there is no free competition between different currencies within any nation, then there will be no free market. Bitcoin is, again, decentralized, and many other cryptocurrencies have tried to compete with it, though in vain.
In a recently rediscovered video clip from 1984, Hayek actually suggested people to invent a cunning way to take money out of the hands of the government:- “I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can’t take them violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something they can’t stop” (4). Reviewing those words 36 years hence and it is difficult not to interpret them in the light of Bitcoin.
Milton Friedman Called for FED to be Replaced by an Automatic System
Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman (1994) was critical of the Federal Reserve due to its poor performance and felt it should be abolished (5). Friedman (1999) believed that the Federal Reserve System should ultimately be replaced with a computer program, which makes us think of the computer code governing Bitcoin (6).[\](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_Federal_Reserve#cite_note-:2-12) He (1970) favored a system that would automatically buy and sell securities in response to changes in the money supply. This, he argued, would put a lid on inflation, setting spending and investment decisions on a surer footing (7). Bitcoin is exactly disflationary as its maximum possible supply is 21 million and its block reward or production rate is halved every four years.
Friedman passed away before the coming of bitcoin, but he lived long enough to see the Internet’s spectacular rise throughout the 1990s. “I think that the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government," said Friedman in a 1999 interview with NTU/F. On the same occasion, he sort of predicted the emergence of Bitcoin, "The one thing that’s missing, but that will soon be developed, is a reliable e-cash, a method whereby on the Internet you can transfer funds from A to B, without A knowing B or B knowing A." (8)
Of course, Friedman didnt predict the block chain, summed up American libertarian economist Jeffery Tucker (2014). “But he was hoping for a trustless system. He saw the need. (9).
Bitcoin Computer Code as Constitution in the Buchananian Sense
American economist cum Nobel laureate James Buchanan (1988) advocates constitutional constraints on the governmental power to create money (10). Buchanan distinguishes a managed monetary system—a system “that embodies the instrumental use of price-level predictability as a norm of policy”—from an automatic monetary system, “which does not, at any stage, involve the absolute price level” (Buchanan 1962, 164–65). Leaning toward the latter, Buchanan argues that automatic systems are characterized by an organization “of the institutions of private decision-making in such a way that the desired monetary predictability will emerge spontaneously from the ordinary operations of the system” (Buchanan 1962, 164). Again, "Bitcoin regulates itself through the spontaneous force of nature, flourishing healthy price discovery and competition in the best interest of everyone" (Hayase 2020).
Shruti Rajagopalan (2018) argues that the computer code governing how the sundry nodes/computers within the Bitcoin network interact with one another is a kind of monetary constitution in the Buchananian sense. One of Buchanan's greatest inputs is to differentiate the choice of rules from the choice within rule (Buchanan 1990). One may regard the Bitcoin code as a sort of constitution and "the Bitcoin network engaging in both the choice of rules and choice within rules" (Rajagopalan 2018) (11).
Tim May: Restricting Digital Cash may Impinge on Free Speech
Cypherpunks are activists who since the 1980s have advocated global use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political liberation. Tim May (Timothy C. May [1951-2018]), one of the influential cypherpunks published The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto in September 1992, which foretold the coming of Bitcoin (12). Cypherpunks began envisioning a stateless digital form of money that cannot be censored and their collaborative pursuit created a movement akin to the 18th Enlightenment.
At The 7th Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, Burlingame, CA. in 1997, Tim May equated money with speech, and argued that restricting digital cash may impinge on free speech, for spending money is often a matter of communicating orders to others, to transfer funds, to release funds, etc. In fact, most financial instruments are contracts or orders, instead of physical specie or banknotes (13).
Montesquieu: Laws that secure inalienable rights can only be found in Nature
In his influential work The Spirit of Laws (1748), Montesquieu wrote, “Laws ... are derived from the nature of things … Law, like mathematics, has its objective structure, which no arbitrary whim can alter". Similarly, once a block is added to the end of the Bitcoin blockchain, it is almost impossible to go back and alter the contents of the block, unless every single block after it on the blockchain is altered, too.
Cypherpunks knew that whereas alienable rights that are bestowed by law can be deprived by legislation, inalienable rights are not to be created but can be discovered by reason. Thus, laws that secure inalienable rights cannot be created by humankind but can be found in nature.
The natural laws employed in Bitcoin to enshrine the inalienable monetary right of every human being include its consensus algorithm, and the three natural laws of economics (self-interest, competition, and supply and demand) as identified by Adam Smith, father of modern economics.
Regarding mathematics, bitcoin mining is performed by high-powered computers that solve complex computational math problems. When computers solve these complex math problems on the Bitcoin network, they produce new bitcoin. And by solving computational math problems, bitcoin miners make the Bitcoin payment network trustworthy and secure, by verifying its transaction information.
Regarding economic laws, in accordance with the principle of game theory to generate fairness, miners take part in an open competition. Lining up self-interests of all in a network, with a vigilant balance of risk and rewards, rules are put in force sans the application of any exterior pressure. "Bitcoin regulates itself through the spontaneous force of nature, flourishing healthy price discovery and competition in the best interest of everyone," to borrow the words of Hayase (2020).
A Non-monetary Economy as Visualized by the Tofflers
In their book, Revolutionary Wealth (2006), futurists Alvin Toffler and his wife Heidi Toffler toy with the concept of a world sans money, raising a third kind of economic transaction that is neither one-on-one barter nor monetary exchange. In the end, they settle on the idea that the newer non-monetary economy will exist shoulder-to-shoulder with the monetary sector in the short term, although the latter may eventually be eclipsed by the former in the long run. What both the Tofflers' The Third Wave (1980) and Revolutionary Wealth bring into question is the very premise of monetary exchange. The vacuum left over by cash in such a non-monetary economy may be filled up by Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency.
Satoshi Nakamoto Nominated for Nobel Prize by UCLA Finance Prof.
UCLA Anderson School Professor of Finance Bhagwan Chowdhry nominated Satoshi Nakamoto for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on the following grounds:-
It is secure, relying on almost unbreakable cryptographic code, can be divided into millions of smaller sub-units, and can be transferred securely and nearly instantaneously from one person to any other person in the world with access to internet bypassing governments, central banks and financial intermediaries such as Visa, Mastercard, Paypal or commercial banks eliminating time delays and transactions costs.... Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Protocol has spawned exciting innovations in the FinTech space by showing how many financial contracts — not just currencies — can be digitized, securely verified and stored, and transferred instantaneously from one party to another (14).
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End-notes
  1. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-is-the-technology-of-dissent-that-secures-individual-liberties
  2. https://medium.com/hackernoon/why-sir-isaac-newton-was-the-first-bitcoin-maximalist-195a17cb6c34
  3. https://data.bloomberglp.com/professional/sites/10/Bloomberg-Crypto-Outlook-April-2020.pdf
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYhEDxFwFRU&t=1161s
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6fkdagNrjI
  6. http://youtu.be/mlwxdyLnMXM
  7. https://miltonfriedman.hoover.org/friedman_images/Collections/2016c21/IEA_1970.pdf
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MnQJFEVY7s
  9. https://www.coindesk.com/economist-milton-friedman-predicted-bitcoin
  10. https://www.aier.org/research/prospects-for-a-monetary-constitution/
  11. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3238472
  12. https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/crypto-anarchy.html
  13. http://osaka.law.miami.edu/~froomkin/articles/tcmay.htm
  14. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/i-shall-happily-accept-th_b_8462028
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The Decade in Blockchain — 2010 to 2020 in Review

2010

February — The first ever cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Market, is established. The first trade takes place a month later.
April — The first public bitcoin trade takes place: 1000BTC traded for $30 at an exchange rate of 0.03USD/1BTC
May — The first real-world bitcoin transaction is undertaken by Laszlo Hanyecz, who paid 10000BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas (Approximately $25 USD)
June — Bitcoin developer Gavin Andreson creates a faucet offering 5 free BTC to the public
July — First notable usage of the word “blockchain” appears on BitcoinTalk forum. Prior to this, it was referred to as ‘Proof-of-Work chain’
July — Bitcoin exchange named Magic The Gathering Online eXchange—also known as Mt. Gox—established
August —Bitcoin protocol bug leads to emergency hard fork
December — Satoshi Nakamoto ceases communication with the world

2011

January — One-quarter of the eventual total of 21M bitcoins have been generated
February — Bitcoin reaches parity for the first time with USD
April — Bitcoin reaches parity with EUR and GBP
June — WikiLeaks begins accepting Bitcoin donations
June — Mt. Gox hacked, resulting in suspension of trading and a precipitous price drop for Bitcoin
August — First Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: BIP Purpose and Guidelines
October — Litecoin released
December — Bitcoin featured as a major plot element in an episode of ‘The Good Wife’ as 9.45 million viewers watch.

2012

May — Bitcoin Magazine, founded by Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin, publishes first issue
July — Government of Estonia begins incorporating blockchain into digital ID efforts
September — Bitcoin Foundation created
October — BitPay reports having over 1,000 merchants accepting bitcoin under its payment processing service
November — First Bitcoin halving to 25 BTC per block

2013

February — Reddit begins accepting bitcoins for Gold memberships
March — Cyprus government bailout levies bank accounts with over $100k. Flight to Bitcoin results in major price spike.
May —Total Bitcoin value surpasses 1 billion USD with 11M Bitcoin in circulation
May — The first cryptocurrency market rally and crash takes place. Prices rise from $13 to $220, and then drop to $70
June — First major cryptocurrency theft. 25,000 BTC is stolen from Bitcoin forum founder
July — Mastercoin becomes the first project to conduct an ICO
August — U.S. Federal Court issues opinion that Bitcoin is a currency or form of money
October — The FBI shuts down dark web marketplace Silk Road, confiscating approximately 26,000 bitcoins
November — Vitalik Buterin releases the Ethereum White Paper: “A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
December — The first commit to the Ethereum codebase takes place

2014

January — Vitalik Buterin announces Ethereum at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami
February — HMRC in the UK classifies Bitcoin as private money
March — Newsweek claims Dorian Nakamoto is Bitcoin creator. He is not
April — Gavin Wood releases the Ethereum Yellow Paper: “Ethereum: A Secure Decentralised Generalised Transaction Ledger
June — Ethereum Foundation established in Zug, Switzerland
June — US Marshals Service auctions off 30,000 Bitcoin confiscated from Silk Road. All are purchased by venture capitalist Tim Draper
July — Ethereum token launch raises 31,591 BTC ($18,439,086) over 42 days
September — TeraExchange launches first U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved Bitcoin over-the-counter swap
October — ConsenSys is founded by Joe Lubin
December — By year’s end, Paypal, Zynga, u/, Expedia, Newegg, Dell, Dish Network, and Microsoft are all accepting Bitcoin for payments

2015

January — Coinbase opens up the first U.S-based cryptocurrency exchange
February — Stripe initiates bitcoin payment integration for merchants
April — NASDAQ initiates blockchain trial
June — NYDFS releases final version of its BitLicense virtual currency regulations
July — Ethereum’s first live mainnet release—Frontier—launched.
August — Augur, the first token launch on the Ethereum network takes place
September — R3 consortium formed with nine financial institutions, increases to over 40 members within six months
October — Gemini exchange launches, founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
November — Announcement of first zero knowledge proof, ZK-Snarks
December — Linux Foundation establishes Hyperledger project

2016

January — Zcash announced
February — HyperLedger project announced by Linux Foundation with thirty founding members
March — Second Ethereum mainnet release, Homestead, is rolled out.
April — The DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) launches a 28-day crowdsale. After one month, it raises an Ether value of more than US$150M
May — Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium launches with 31 members
June — The DAO is attacked with 3.6M of the 11.5M Ether in The DAO redirected to the attacker’s Ethereum account
July — The DAO attack results in a hard fork of the Ethereum Blockchain to recover funds. A minority group rejecting the hard fork continues to use the original blockchain renamed Ethereum Classic
July — Second Bitcoin halving to 12.5BTC per block mined
November — CME Launches Bitcoin Price Index

2017

January — Bitcoin price breaks US$1,000 for the first time in three years
February — Enterprise Ethereum Alliance formed with 30 founding members, over 150 members six months later
March — Multiple applications for Bitcoin ETFs rejected by the SEC
April — Bitcoin is officially recognized as currency by Japan
June — EOS begins its year-long ICO, eventually raising $4 billion
July — Parity hack exposes weaknesses in multisig wallets
August — Bitcoin Cash forks from the Bitcoin Network
October — Ethereum releases Byzantium soft fork network upgrade, part one of Metropolis
September — China bans ICOs
October — Bitcoin price surpasses $5,000 USD for the first time
November — Bitcoin price surpasses $10,000 USD for the first time
December — Ethereum Dapp Cryptokitties goes viral, pushing the Ethereum network to its limits

2018


January — Ethereum price peaks near $1400 USD
March — Google bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
March — Twitter bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
April — 2018 outpaces 2017 with $6.3 billion raised in token launches in the first four months of the year
April — EU government commits $300 million to developing blockchain projects
June — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Ether is not a security.
July — Over 100,000 ERC20 tokens created
August — New York Stock Exchange owner announces Bakkt, a federally regulated digital asset exchange
October — Bitcoin’s 10th birthday
November — VC investment in blockchain tech surpasses $1 billion
December — 90% of banks in the US and Europe report exploration of blockchain tech

2019

January — Coinstar machines begin selling cryptocurrency at grocery stores across the US
February — Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork is released, part two of Metropolis
April — Bitcoin surpasses 400 million total transactions
June — Facebook announces Libra
July — United States senate holds hearings titled ‘Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain”
August — Ethereum developer dominance reaches 4x that of any other blockchain
October — Over 80 million distinct Ethereum addresses have been created
September — Santander bank settles both sides of a $20 million bond on Ethereum
November — Over 3000 Dapps created. Of them, 2700 are built on Ethereum
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Link Collection - All Recent Core Team Communications (incl. Roadmap)

Last updated: Mar 29th, 2018

2 important things first:

General Note

Table of contents

  1. Communications
  2. Guides & Instructional links
  3. Key people to follow on Twitter
  4. Dash Core is hiring
  5. Quarterly Summaries
  6. Notable Core Team Proposals
  7. Dash Whitepapers
  8. Dash Technology Peer-reviewed
  9. Addendum: Misconceptions on Dash cleared up

Communications

  1. The birth of Dash's Governance: Self-sustainable Decentralized Governance by Blockchain
  2. 'We're Doing the Planning That Takes Us to 1 Billion" - Ryan Taylor, Dash Director of Finance
  3. The philosophy behind the DASH reward split by (now) Dash Core CEO Ryan Taylor
  4. Dash's Ryan Taylor at TNABC Bitcoin Miami 2017 (Best presentation on Dash so far!)
  5. What is DASH & Where Is It Going? 2017 DASH Open House
  6. Hong Kong | Research and Planning - by Evan Duffield
  7. Dash Roadmap to Evolution
  8. How To Enable On-Chain Scaling by Evan Duffield
  9. DFN - Interview with Evan on Dash's Roadmap
  10. Open Letter From Evan and Ryan Regarding Dash Marketing
  11. Wachsman PR - Q2 project closure report
  12. Interview With The Crypto Show! - Evan Duffield
  13. Dash Improvement Proposal No. 1 - DIP001
  14. Important information regarding wallet backups
  15. Dash Labs Network Update
  16. Copay Wallet going into closed Alpha Testing
  17. 1st Annual Dash Conference: London Keynote Professional HQ Recording
  18. DASH – DIGITAL CASH by Robert Wiecko at SWITCH! 2017
  19. Crucial information to all proposal owners: Do NOT use multisig addresses as payout destinations!
  20. Interview With Ryan Taylor, The CEO Of Dash Core Team
  21. Ryan Taylor at the World Blockchain Forum
  22. Ryan Taylor interview with Crypto Trader (MSNBC Africa)
  23. Dash Core Community Update
  24. Dash Core 12.2 Release
  25. Dash CEO Ryan Taylor: „Dash is in many ways a better Bitcoin“
  26. Update from Dash Core on Business Development
  27. How DASH is resistant to retargeting issues
  28. Dash presentation at the Euro Finance Tech in Frankfurt by essra
  29. Link collection of Dash's 2017 achievements
  30. What Is a DAO and Why Is It Revolutionary?
  31. Dash: The First DAO
  32. Welcome Bradley Zastrow - Director of Global Business Development
  33. Interview with Ryan Taylor, IR4 Podcast #12 (January 2018)
  34. Chuck Williams at Anarchapulco 2018 on Dash
  35. Dash Force Podcast E42 with Chuck Williams on Dash Evolution
  36. Evolution Demo #1 - The First Dash DAP
  37. Dash Force Podcast E43 - Feat. Fernando Gutierrez (Dash Core CMO)
  38. Our New Approach to Communications with the Community
  39. Dash Community Q&A - March 29th, 2018

Guides & Instructional links

  1. Dash Developer Documentation
  2. Upgrade Instructions for Masternodes (12.2)
  3. Upgrade Instructions for End Users (12.2)
  4. Upgrade Instructions for Masternodes (12.1)
  5. Upgrade Instructions for End Users (12.1)
  6. Paper Wallet Setup Guide
  7. Trezor Guide for Masternode Operators
  8. 8 Steps to a Successful Proposal
  9. Masternode Boot Camp by solarguy2003
  10. DASH 101 Video Series

Key people to follow on Twitter

  1. Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Core Inc.
  2. Fernando Gutierrez, CMO of Dash Core Inc.
  3. Bradley Zastrow, Chief of Business Development at Dash Core Inc.
  4. Andy Freer, CTO of Dash Core Inc.
  5. Chuck Williams, Head of UX Development at Dash Core Inc.
  6. Robert Wiecko, PM of Dash Core Inc.
  7. Joel Valenzuela, Dash Force
  8. Mark Mason, Dash Force
  9. Amanda B. Johnson
  10. Scott Farnsworth, The Dash Racer

Dash Core is hiring!

  1. Internship at Dash Labs
  2. DashLabs - Trezor Engineer
  3. GPU Accelerator Project
  4. DevOps Engineer @ Dash
  5. Infrastructure Manager @ Dash
  6. Sr. Backend Developer Role @ Dash

2017 Quarterly Summaries from Dash Core

  1. Dash Core Team Q1 2017 Summary Call
  2. Dash Core Team Q2 2017 Summary Call
  3. Dash Core Team Q3 2017 Summary Call
  4. Dash Core Team Q4 2017 Summary Call

2016 Quarterly Summaries from Dash Core

  1. Q1 2016
  2. Q2 2016
  3. Q3 2016
  4. Q4 2016

Notable Core Team proposals:

  1. Dash sponsored Blockchain Research in Arizona State University
  2. Conferences - The Trading Show
  3. Money 20/20 in London
  4. Conferences - BTC & Blockchain International Summit
  5. Dash Conference 2017 (London)
  6. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference (Stockholm)

Dash Whitepapers

  1. Original Dash Whitepaper
Note: Previously the Evolution Whitepapers were linked in this section. These papers were written back in 2015 and are outdated, because Dash Evolution has seen a massive re-design and has been developed much further than those papers could have predicted. A new version will be posted here and elsewhere as soon as it is available.

Dash Technology Peer-reviewed

  1. Dash PrivateSend Peer Review by Kristov Atlas and Core Team's Response
  2. Dash Governance Peer Review by IOHK and Dash Core Team's Response

Addendum: Misconceptions on Dash cleared up

  1. What has Dash to offer other than features any other coin could just copy?
  2. InstantXploit? Cool Name, No Threat
  3. "Lazy Masternode" attack theory thoroughly debunked (see my comment)
  4. Hardware vs Software scaling - Why SegWit is not the savior of cryptocurrency
  5. How solid is PrivateSend, really? and Broken privacy promises vs Dash
  6. Dash has better wealth distribution than almost all top cryptos
  7. How is Dash NOT a ponzi scheme?
  8. PSA: DASH is not a CryptoNote clone - DashCOIN is
  9. Discussion/clarification on Dash's opensource approach
  10. Evil Masternode tyrants ruling over us?! and Masternodes in Dash = The rich get richer?
  11. Has Dash's development steadily declined over the past few months?
  12. The major advantage of optional privacy
  13. Ridiculous comments on Dash - by Kurt Robinson
  14. The Dash Masternode Network: A Response to Critics - by Eric Sammons
  15. Analysis of the first day in mining Dash by Ryan Taylor, (then) Director of Finance at Dash Core:
  16. How to Prevent the Hostile Takeover of a Blockchain: Eric Sammons on Dash Governance
  17. Official clarification on the "Instamine" issue (Fastmine actually)
  18. Evan Duffield has no more than 256,000 Dash and will give away 80% of that to fund DAOs within DASH. Follow-up: Part of the funds has already been used to found the Dash Labs research arm in Hong Kong. The lab is fully maintained through Duffield's private funding. No Treasury proposal for it exists.
  19. 10 Stupid Things People Say About Dash And How To Respond
  20. Sporks: One of the foundations of Dash's success
  21. There is no so called "Master Private Key" in Dash and there never has been. Sporks (explained above) have no relation to user funds, as the source code easily proves.
  22. Trolls vs. Users: The Limited Importance of Online Communities
  23. Dash PrivateSend and usage of denomination inputs
  24. Valuable link list from Dash Force member Mastermined
  25. "But Dash PrivateSend has a much smaller ambiguity set! Its privacy is broken!!!"
  26. Succinct refutation on Masternodes "artifically" blowing up the price & Evan Duffield being the only miner at launch
  27. Bitcoin Cash vs Dash
  28. "Dash rebranded from Darkcoin to distance itself from its dark history!!" -> Not at all. Nothing about its history is "dark" and more importantly this thread called "The Birth of Darkcoin" is stickied by Evan Duffield himself on the official main forum.
  29. "Evan Duffield lied about the launch time so he would get an unfair advantage at mining!" -> Quotes from the original launch thread on Bitcointalk: "Awesome! We'll be launching soon. Things are looking good." and "Launch is being moved to 11PM EST!". As the genesis block proves launch took place at 03:54:41 AM (UTC) on Jan. 19th, 2014 or 10:54:41 PM (EST), Jan. 18th, 2014. So if anything it was 5 minutes early.
  30. "But Litecoin is superior to Dash!!" - Really? Let's compare - Here's another sober look at the facts on this issue.
  31. Why Dash is not prone to cluster analysis attacks
  32. How "centralized" is Dash, really? & Which project is actually centralized here?
  33. From the day Dash started trading until late April 2014 anyone had the chance to buy Dash for less than 1 USD
  34. Dash Core developer MooCowMoo on alleged Masternode centralization and PrivateSend
  35. Why Masternodes have no incentive to vote in a proposal to pay themselves a large sum of Dash
  36. What is Dash's competitive edge?
  37. Why saying "Dash is a company" is false: Dash Core Inc., a company based in Scottsdale, Arizona is not the decentralized network called Dash. The network, consistent of over 4.5k globally distributed, decentralized Masternodes decided to hire and fund the company Dash Core Inc. to develop said network. This is the distinguishing property of Dash being a DAO, so it's understandable people have difficulty grasping the concept. Similarly Dash does not have a CEO, while Dash Core Inc. -obviously- has.
  38. Dash does not and never had a "dev tax": Dash has a Treasury and its distribution is being voted on each month. Only those funds that have been approved by the Masternode network go to proposal owners. The Treasury is capped at 10% of the accumulated block reward of one month. There is no central authority non-requested or non-approved funds go to and there never has been. Those funds are simply not created. So you can have months in which only 8% of the budget is being paid out, with the remaining 2% going to nobody due to not being mined.
  39. "B-but Evan Duffield can roll back the last 24 hours of the blockchain with the flick of a button!" Complete bullshit. The key in question refers to requiring a Masternode to re-validate its pre-existing blockchain in order to ensure it's on the right chain. Masternodes have nothing do with putting or removing transactions into or from the blockchain, only the miners can do that, thus claiming someone can "roll back the blockchain" in Dash is a malicious lie and a desperate attempt to make Dash look centralized when it's not. In short: No such button exists, ever existed or will ever exist.
  40. Why the total coin supply was changed or "The 84 million coin"-Question

General notes:

The Dash community is well aware that during most of its history this project has been under attack by competitors, many of which are trying to portray Dash (among many other things) as a failure. This is oxymoronic, because nobody hates on failures, especially not for 4 successful years in a row.
If you want a quick history lesson, here's a comment I made on where the Dash hate originated from back in 2014
Another, longer history lesson
Remain skeptical towards sensational accusations without evidence. Our community is helpful, knowledgeable and more than happy to answer any questions, as we have done many times on this subreddit. Still, we're all only human, have limited resources and we're just one project among many (always among the top, though!). Stakeholders and investors of other projects will always have an agenda to smear what they perceive as competition (I have yet to see our community actively go after other projects, though).
Just remember the Bullshit Asymmetry: "The amount of energy required to refute bullshit is at least an order of magnitude larger than to produce it." So it would be very unjust to expect a refutation on the spot all of the time. Prefer taking the initiative by asking the community directly about the claim you're confronted with. This community has proven many times to possess the integrity required to admit to technological shortcomings, but at the same time we'll never hesitate to call out illegitimate claims and accusations, of which there are many, for what they are.
The most common and most empty attack is "Dash is a scam".
More importantly you have to ask the critic just this one question: Who was scammed? The answer usually consists of complete silence or attempts to change the topic. This may sound all very defensive to someone who has never experienced the kind of FUD Dash has faced over the years, but the falsehoods we've refuted above are still being perpetuated by a very lonely but also very loud minority.

Not an ICO project

Regarding Dash's finances: Despite what many people assume influenced by the ICO insanity of the recent past, Dash did not have an ICO and Dash does not depend on 3rd party funding/investors. It is self funded from the blockchain and thus an entirely independent organization that does exactly what it wants, not what any angel investors want us to do. Dash is the first currency in history to achieve that.

Quick incomplete rundown of Dash's features

In fact Dash pioneered almost every single one of its features making it one of the most prolific innovators in the cryptocurrency space. Before Dash invented them, none of these features existed:
To re-iterate a previous point:
Dash has been copied by several dozen other projects either completely or through selected features indicating a strong approval of its technology within the wider cryptocurrency industry. The most copied feature by far is the Masternode system and the financial self-reliance it provides.
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"Code is Law": Comedy Gold Survey on Ethereum

Survey ID: 00001 Coin: Ethereum Client: Tyler Durden

Executive summary:

Ethereum is almost certainly the number 2 coin in comedy gold. It will likely surpass Bitcoin in comedy gold long before it passes it in market cap. Thanks in large part to a spam-based marketing campaign on Reddit, it also has a dedicated base of critics.
After its IPO, it was known as “Inthereum” for a while, infinitely powerful of course, as vaporware can do anything. It had a major version release, then another. Finally, a major smart contract, in terms of valuation, came along: The DAO. Not to be confused with other DAOs, before and after. The DAO was the biggest. It was going to be the best; it already was the best! Euphoria was off the charts.
Until just a few months in, a bug was found. And the killer app became the flash point. What could they do? Well, hard fork and give the money back, of course! And so they did.
“Code is Law”; but this is actually good for Ethereum because “[a]lthough some do question the analogy ‘code is law’. I do not. We just found out that we have a supreme court, the community!” [1]
After the D'OH, Ethereum struggles to top its ATH comedy gold, but there is still a bright future for popcorn and comedy gold from Ethereum.

5 Largest Veins of Comedy Gold

Here are the largest comedy gold veins in Ethereum in potential reserves in our estimation in approximately descending order:
  • Cultlike euphoria - Now, this can certainly be said to be common to almost all cryptocurrencies. But Ethereum seems special here, even more than Bitcoin's community. There is a real belief here that this coin is going to change the world. This helps play into a "this is very good for Ethereum" mindset, wherein even the D'OH fork was a great success!
There is no greater terror than a fiend on ether.
  • Vitalik Buterin - The best name in cryptocurrency! Young genius central to Ethereum and almost universally seen as the most important leader in the project. In our view, his endorsement and leadership during the D'OH fork led to that route being taken. That is, we believe if he had opposed it from the start, he may have been able to prevent it or at least have led to what is now called ETC being the dominant of the two.
And so in our view, Mr. Buterin runs a billion dollar cryptocurrency right now. He and his team seem to have done reasonably well so far; it seems likely they'll continue to thrive. To the best of my knowledge, confirmed on /ethereum, there hasn't been a drug market implemented in Ethereum or trading with ETH so far. But while it seems like a terrible idea, because of the lack of privacy and proven mutability of contracts, it seems like eventually there's going to be a major drug market accepting ETH just because it has such a high value. And, they point out, monero and zcoin’s core privacy feature will apparently be available on ETH after this next fork, so look forward to anonymous ETH fueling drug markets!
And then the interesting question will be raised of how Chief Justice Buterin will rule on the case, whether it is worthy of an intervention or not. If not a drug market, then another buggy and hacked contract. Or a hacked exchange, and the question of whether to make it or its users whole, or "let the hacker win".
  • DAOs - From the beginning, it was proposed that Ethereum itself and its reserve fund would be turned into a DAO. How exactly this was going to happen would be figured out later of course. There was an initial estimate of 2016 for the transition.
Of course, in 2016, The DAO and the D'OH happened. I'm not aware of a current further push to put all of ETH's future funding into a DAO. But I'm sure the topic will resurface. And it will be hilarious on so many levels. The DAO actually collapsed too soon for peak comedy gold extraction. It had been predicted that there would be no consensus on any proposals and that nothing would be funded, and that there would be gold from that. But it was just a few months in when the bug was found. And while the D'OH fork was certainly a rich vein of comedy gold, it wasn't as rich as what the DAO could have been if it had floundered around for a year or so before the hack.
Surprisingly, there's actually a running, apparently working DAO on ETH that was started even before The DAO: digixDAO. If it keeps on running, it will continue to be hilarious as other DAOs fail to learn from it. If it fails, there's all the more hilarity for Ethereum, making it the platform where anything complicated enough to look like an original use case will break. The very existence of digix is proof-of-comedy-gold.
  • Immutability - The whole central notion of immutability is going to be a recurring question for Ethereum after the D'OH. While there was a lot of sentiment of "just this once and never again" at the time, there will someday be another major issue, and the precedent will mean that at least a major debate among the community will be had. Ethereum is "mostly immutable". Bitcoin is far better protected here, because while it's true they've hard forked to fix a bug before, that was years ago and the community is far more fractured now. Ethereum has a demonstrated capacity to do both routine and controversial hard forks. This strength is also a challenge, as it will invite constant legal and ethical questions about when it's appropriate to modify the chain itself with a fork: that is, rolling back some or all transactions after major bugs, thefts, frauds, and so forth.
  • Concentration of funds - This one I'm just guessing at. Although rich lists do exist, obviously one entity like an exchange could pool funds in an address without one person owning that much, or one person could splits their coins among many accounts. But it gives a rough guide. In Bitcoin, the top 113 addresses, having more than 10,000 BTC, in total are 17.46% of the current supply [ 2 ]. And in Ethereum, it's true that the top two accounts are marked as exchange accounts [ 3 ]. Still, having lots of funds concentrated in a single exchange wallet seems to still have some potential for comedy gold. In Ethereum, the top 50 addresses have more than double the proportion of the top 113 in Bitcoin, a bit over 40% of the current supply. My guess would be there are still a lot of people who invested heavily in the initial ICO who have held onto a significant portion of their initial ETH. While some of these top addresses are exchanges, I think there are probably many individuals represented in here as well, and every one of them is a multimillionaire from this account alone.
Of course, so far, because ETH is still smaller than BTC in overall market cap, these top addresses aren't as huge as the top addresses in Bitcoin in current market value. But if ETH were to overtake BTC's current position with a relatively unchanged distribution, there would be some real comedy gold coming off this factor. Cribs could have a spin-off Ethereum series.
This concentration was a part of making The D'OH what it was in my view as well: in Bitcoin, there would never have been so much of the coin tied up in one particular venture, at least not now. But in Ethereum, this concentration and groupthink can combine to hilarious effect.

A Brief History of Comedy Gold in Ethereum:

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made” - John Godfrey Saxe
In the beginning, there was an offering. The greatest coin the world had ever seen; step right up and buy it! There was even code; this is no vaporware! Sure, there was more work to be done, but the ICO would fund that work, the founders would get a little, and create a reserve for the future and the rest would be mineable.
There was also some of the most vociferous objections on BCT, declaring that the stake allocated to the founders was too large, pointing to other coins which had done smaller or done without. Arguing against the reserve; arguing against having a presale at all. Some people, of course, completely failing to read the documentation accurately to see what was even being proposed. And an almost complete radio silence from this large team working around the clock on Ethereum.
It took some months from when the initial ANN was made until the sale actually started, but by the time they had their sale, they had perhaps the best documentation at launch to-date. Of course, there were some areas which seemed to lack some detail, like the budgeting, but never mind that, it was finally launching!
Launching the sale, at least. In July and August of 2014, Ether was first sold. It was described as “fuel” for the virtual machine they were going to build [ 4 ].
And then, a year later, Ethereum was released live. By July 2016, it had already had its first major crisis after The DAO was hacked and the D’OH fork introduced in response.
But the fact that Ethereum was ever released, and that it was released so quickly, is truly incredible. There was more than one person who thought that the stated goals of Ethereum were not possible. And, of course, many initial goals and deadlines didn’t happen. But unlike the railbirds on BCT were convinced, the team did not fail nor did it run off with the money. They were given a blank check, and they actually delivered a working product which has been successful so far financially.
Of course, having its flagship smart contract go belly-up quite so quickly after having finally gotten a “killer app” seems rather unfortunate. The oracle problem (the question of how to reliably relate smart contracts to the outside world) seems unresolved, but partial solutions are inevitable and can only serve to make increasingly complex and thus popcorn-loaded contracts possible.
Right now, all seems relatively quiet. But rest assured, there remains plenty of euphoria and gas to drive many more cycles of comedy gold production. Ether huffers need something to throw their ETH at. The more complicated; the better! Given some of the creations that have been made in NXT, for instance, a few more years of creativity on ETH should yield some very complicated and pop-corn rich smart contracts.

Researcher’s Narrative:

I was relaxing in my office, waiting for business. It was a dingy little one-room affair, but it would serve for now. Particularly with no clients. I had poured myself a double shot, and was about to enjoy it, when suddenly the door opened.
A man walked in, familiar somehow although I couldn't place him. I reached out my hand instinctively, and instead of shaking it, he handed me a dollar.
"Hello?"
He pointed at the sign in the window, advertising a promotional one dollar gold survey for the first client. Always astute, I quickly surmised he wished to hire me.
"Of course, sir! What coin would you like?"
"Ethereum."
"Certainly! And may I have your name for the log?"
"Tyler Durdan."
And with that, my newest client left. I downed my double and poured a generous triple to follow it. This was going to be a long day.
Ethereum was the ultimate prize in my line of work. The coin which proved the adage that truth is stranger than fiction; which had proved itself a lucrative source of comedy gold.
And who am I? Guy Noir, private comedy gold surveyor. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Premined scamcoins crashing on noname exchanges. I watched popcorn glitter in the dark on forgotten the BCT threads. Popcorn junkies strung out on a high, and I've delivered them more comedy gold, popcorn, salt and butter. There is never enough.
A dark night in a world that never sleeps and knows how to keep its secrets...But on the 12th Floor of the Acme Building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions: Guy Noir, private comedy gold surveyor.
Thank you, Narrator. Now, as I was saying, Ethereum is overloaded with gold. But the core is pretty straightforward:
Ethereum promised "smart contracts". Immutable. Turing-complete. This was what Bitcoin lacked. The bee's knees. Crypto 2.0. What could go wrong?
We'll skip over the "Inthereum" period. Perhaps the vaporware criticism was never fair: from their version, they had Proof-of-Concept code; they went through some iterations and eventually got to release.
Let's note clearly that there was plenty of time to determine some sort of official policy for what to do about a buggy or improperly written contract losing money. In Bitcoin, every hack has been a SFYL event, although it’s true that a bug in the coin itself was hard forked away before. Mt. Gox tried to blame malleability, but there was never a fork to try to recover funds. In Ethereum, immutability was often talked about. So far as I saw in skimming, “what if” scenarios to undo bugs wasn’t brought up front-and-center. Nor was immutability being debated that I saw.
So Ethereum releases. A major contract is launched, The DAO, which gets an astonishing portion of ETH invested. The world's largest crowd sale as they ultimately called it. All the major players in ETH buy into it, including Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum and the best name in cryptocurrency.
Just as they're starting to get into the comedy gold that The DAO doesn't really have a purpose, a bug is discovered. And just as its leader is assuring everyone that no funds are at risk, the funds start being drained out of the contract by an unknown party.
And suddenly immutable means "immutable unless we screw up on the biggest contract which everyone important has invested in heavily". Ethereum ultimately hard-forks to return investor funds and basically unwind The DAO. After claiming that the bug was in the contract, the coin itself is hard forked to fix the issue. And the first Ethereum clone results, one which simply does not follow the new hard fork.
So the natural question is: when can a contract be changed? In the first page of the Ethereum launch, this question was implied by asking about what would happen if there were an assassination market hosted by a smart contract on Ethereum. Of course, in reality, Ethereum is not really functional enough at present to enforce such a contract, but the question remains in case Ethereum were to actually attain a functioning smart contract platform.
Attempted reference to Tears in rain monologue, credit to Rutger Hauer
Guy Noir and narrator text lovingly stolen from Prairie Home Companion's Guy Noir, by Garrison B. Keillor.

Researcher’s Rant

Filed for psych eval
Twenty pages into the BCT ANN, I believe I have contracted cancer, again. I’m reminded of why I don’t generally go on BCT. As bad as altcoin forums tend to be for their circlejerking, it’s almost better than the, well, there’s really no way to put it other than FUD that inevitably appears in response to anything. Of course, it’s not paid shilling so much as it is willful and vocal ignorance. For all the critiques in that thread, most of them are utter nonsense and simply are misreading the initial information. On the other hand, it’s January 27th in the thread by now, with February 1st and the pre-sale start, and they don’t have their “prospectus” up yet. I also haven’t seen the change in mining rate yet.
Side note: eMunie; wtf? I guess I missed something? Either it’s gone through a namechange or it’s dead, because a quick coinmarketcap search didn’t find anything. A comedy gold mining project for another day.
Great; spoiler alert: fundraiser delayed apparently, so even more cancer to read through in that thread on the way to getting to a prospectus!
The first 44 pages of the thread was summarized thus: “I want to believe. Why are you not speaking to us? Throw me a bone. Just tell me what I want to hear, and I'll gladly throw my money in.” [ 5 ] Would that I had only had to read that quote rather than all 44 pages, and facing many more.
Pages and comments dragged on as I waded through the low-grade popcorn. When would this prospectus be released, so my torment would end? Oh god: a side-thread shows that by the time they get to April, there’s still no prospectus or presale date or estimate of when there may be a date [ 6 ]. It’s time to give up on reading through the cancerous mainthread on BCT and start jumping ahead pages to find the pre-sale and prospectus.
Okay, finally, in July, they release documents and start the sale [ 7 ]. Good enough.
I have mountains of links on my desk. Comedy gold is overflowing, but this is a survey expedition, not a mining operation. But by the time it’s surveyed, there’s always so much gold lined up to mine it gets hard to leave it behind and leave with the samples.
It’s time to hammer out some copy and close this file.
Folks, we hope you’ve enjoyed this descent into madness and comedy gold brought to you by the Comedy Gold Survey Company and our patron Tyler Durden. Do you need more comedy gold in your life? Of course you do! So please donate today; every $1 helps! I’ve added a new special: $5 lets you choose the next coin to be surveyed!
Thanks again to Tyler Durden, and I will now be re-watching Fight Club and questioning my sanity. Cheers y’all!
Resources:
Edit: 3/26/2020: Removed a link to a comment per request from the user.
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How Miami Became America's Capital of Cryptocurrency | Miami New Times

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How Miami Became America's Capital of CryptocurrencyLured by the promise of insane profits, some 5,000 people came to Miami for the 2018 event, more than ten times the attendance just a couple of years ago, according to 29-year-old conference founder Moe Levin."It was a lot more people that were chasing the hype," he says. "We sold 350 tickets in 2016. We were really begging people to come."As crypto reaches peak fervor, there's a palpable energy about Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain. In barely a decade, a movement that began with utopian dreams of restoring power to the people is seeing real returns. Governments such as Canada are using the blockchain to add transparency to public funding, while retailers like Walmart have used the tech to help customers trace their food from farms to shelves. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is even testing blockchain technology to keep records safe from hackers.Thanks to lax state oversight and an influx of foreign cash..... Continue reading at: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/how-miami-became-americas-capital-of-cryptocurrency-10208646
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Compact Multi-Signatures for Smaller Blockchains

Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/483
Date: 2018-06-10
Author(s): Dan Boneh, Manu Drijvers, Gregory Neven

Link to Paper


Abstract
We construct new multi-signature schemes that provide new functionality. Our schemes are designed to reduce the size of the Bitcoin blockchain, but are useful in many other settings where multi-signatures are needed. All our constructions support both signature compression and public-key aggregation. Hence, to verify that a number of parties signed a common message m, the verifier only needs a short multi-signature, a short aggregation of their public keys, and the message m. We give new constructions that are derived from Schnorr signatures and from BLS signatures. Our constructions are in the plain public key model, meaning that users do not need to prove knowledge or possession of their secret key.
In addition, we construct the first short accountable-subgroup multi-signature (ASM) scheme. An ASM scheme enables any subset S of a set of n parties to sign a message m so that a valid signature discloses which subset generated the signature (hence the subset S is accountable for signing m). We construct the first ASM scheme where signature size is only O(k) bits over the description of S, where k is the security parameter. Similarly, the aggregate public key is only O(k) bits, independent of n. The signing process is non-interactive. Our ASM scheme is very practical and well suited for compressing the data needed to spend funds from a t-of-n Multisig Bitcoin address, for any (polynomial size) t and n.

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Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

stpetersburg St. Petersburg Bowl stpetersburg - Writeup by xelphin

2016 Matchup: miamioh Miami OH vs. Mississippi State Mississippi State

miamioh Miami (OH) (6-6) miamioh
Miami (OH) Redhawks - Miami made history this season after starting with a rocky 0-6 start to the season and ending with an unprecedented 6-0 finish of the season to bring them to .500 and ensure bowl eligibility. Some claim that the change is due in part a change in the depth chart, which put Gus Ragland in the driver's seat at QB. This may be the redshirt sophomore's chance to make the MAC shine.
Losing close to WKU and creeping up on Cincinnati are sour tastes in the Redhawks' mouths and this bowl game is surely one of the toughest of their season. The Redhawks run defense, which is one of the best in the MAC, will come into play for this game with Tony Reid, Heath Harding, and De'Andre Montgomery shutting it down any chance they get.
Mississippi State Mississippi State (5-7) Mississippi State
Mississippi State Bulldogs - The Bulldogs, entering the game 5-7 on the season, rode their Academic Progress Report into bowl eligibility and they are going to come out looking for blood in this bowl. For them, failure is not an option: Win, and the SEC beat a MAC team. Lose, and the SEC lost to a MAC team. Unfortunate, but true.
Because of this, Mississippi State needs to come out fired up, and that extra 15 practices may do just that. On the brighter side of things, Nick Fitzgerald is surely going to be looking for any chances to shine and could very well be a dominant force in the pocket. Look for them to show some of that 'SEC speed.' The defense also very much needs to step up, specifically on pass defense. If they can patch a few holes in the defense, they should have very few issues.
Bowl History
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Stadium: Tropicana Field
Bowl Held Since: 2008
Conference Tie-Ins: American vs. ACC or Conference USA (Alternates MAC, Sun Belt)
Sponsor History:
magicJack (2008)
Beef O'Brady's (2009-2013)
BitPay (2014)
Payout: $500,000
Bowl History: The St. Petersburg Bowl is the third college bowl game to be played in the Tampa Bay area; both the long-defunct Cigar Bowl and the ongoing Outback Bowl have been held across the bay in Tampa. The bowl game features teams from the American Athletic Conference against either the Atlantic Coast Conference or Conference USA, unless one of the conferences does not have enough bowl eligible teams. In those cases, the Mid-American or Sun Belt Conference are eligible to send a team. This year, with teams from the SEC and MAC, they are slightly out of their typical fare as the SEC is not in their associated Conference Pool and the MAC is considered an 'Alternate'.
Interesting Facts:
Since Tropicana Field was originally designed for baseball, the football gridiron is arranged along the right field line, from home plate to the foul pole. The game is one of three bowls to take place in a baseball-only stadium among current post-season football contests; the others being the Miami Beach Bowl (played at Miami's Marlins Park) and the Pinstripe Bowl (played in The Bronx, New York at Yankee Stadium).
On June 18, 2014, it was announced that bitcoin payment service provider BitPay would become the new sponsor of the game under a two-year deal, renamed the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Bitcoin, the digital currency, would be accepted for ticket and concession sales at the game as part of the sponsorship, and the sponsorship itself was also paid for using bitcoin. On April 2, 2015, after one year of sponsorship, BitPay declined to renew sponsorship of the game.
Notable Games:
2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl: The inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl game was played on Dec 20, 2008, between the South Florida Bulls and Memphis Tigers, with the USF Bulls winning by a score of 41–14. USF Quarterback Matt Grothe was named Most Outstanding Player, after throwing for 236 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 83 yards on 15 carries.
2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: The 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl featured the first Sun Belt conference team to play in the game, as Florida International lost 20–10 to Marshall (Conference USA). This was the first time that the Big East (a previous bowl tie-in conference) was unable to send a team to the game. FIU joined Marshall in C-USA in 2013, both competed in the conference's East Division for football.

Gator Bowl TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Gator Bowl - Writeup by remwin

2016 Matchup:kentucky Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech georgia tech

kentucky Kentucky (7-5) kentucky
Kentucky Wildcats: In both the last 2 seasons, Kentucky was one game away from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. After opening the 2016 campaign with a loss to Southern Mississippi and on the wrong end of a blow out against Florida, all the talk in Lexington was whether or not Mark Stoops would be fired. The Wildcats changed their offensive style though as Stoops took over on the defense, resulting in the Wildcats ripping off seven wins out of their last 10 games for their best regular season finish since 2009. It was also the most conference wins (4) since 2006 capping off the turnaround season with a huge victory over rival Louisville. Speaking of, Kentucky shocked the world as they topped the Louisville Cardinals by picking off Heisman winner Lamar Jackson repeatedly in a 41-38 upset.
georgia tech Georgia Tech (8-4) georgia tech
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Georgia Tech may have had the quietest eight-win season in college football in 2016. They opened the season with a 17-14 against Boston College in Dublin, and equaled their 2015 win total of 3 after only the first 3 weeks. However, they dropped their next three games and entered the last half of the season at 3-3. As winners of five of their last six including wins over then #14 Virginia Tech and at rival Georgia, the Yellow Jackets showed marked improvement from 2015. Georgia Tech finished 10th in the country in rushing offense at 257 yards per game while seven players amassed 20 or more carries for the season.
Bowl History
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: Everbank Field
Bowl Held Since: 1946
Conference Tie-Ins: SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten
Former Names:
Gator Bowl (1946-85)
Mazda Gator Bowl (1986–91)
Outback Gator Bowl (1992–94)
Toyota Gator Bowl (1995–2007)
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl (2008–10)
Progressive Gator Bowl (2011)
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (2012–2013)
Payout: $3,500,000+
TaxSlayer Bowl History: Operating continously since 1946 makes the TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl) the 6th oldest bowl game and was the first to be televised nationally. Florida and Clemson are tied with the most appearances with nine each. Starting in 2015, the bowl began a conference tie-in deal that will feature SEC teams playing ACC teams for three years, then Big Ten teams the other three years; Notre Dame is also eligible during ACC years.
Notable Games:
1978 Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson - Ohio State coach Woody Hayes infamously lost his temper after a Clemson interception. Clemson player Charlie Bauman stepped out of bounds on the Ohio State sideline and Hayes hit Bauman with his forearm. Clemson won the game and Hayes was fired the next day.
1960 Gator Bowl: Florida vs. Baylor - Florida scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, but with a failed extra point, the Gators lead 13-0 entering the fourth quarter. Baylor RB Ronnie Bull punched it in from 3 yards out with less than 2 minutes to go to make the score 13-12. Baylor coach John Bridgers decided to go for the win and the 2 point conversion. Bobby Ply's two-point conversion toss into the end zone hit WR Ronnie Goodwin in the hands, but he dropped the ball and Florida held on for the win.

Now we want to hear from YOU!

Have you attended one of these bowls? If so, tell us about your experience! What was the gameday atmosphere? What advice would you give to fans traveling to the game? Do you recommend it?

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How Miami Became America's Capital of Cryptocurrency | Miami New Times

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #algo #crypto #bitcoin #btc #cryptocurrency #forex #fx

How Miami Became America's Capital of CryptocurrencyLured by the promise of insane profits, some 5,000 people came to Miami for the 2018 event, more than ten times the attendance just a couple of years ago, according to 29-year-old conference founder Moe Levin."It was a lot more people that were chasing the hype," he says. "We sold 350 tickets in 2016. We were really begging people to come."As crypto reaches peak fervor, there's a palpable energy about Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain. In barely a decade, a movement that began with utopian dreams of restoring power to the people is seeing real returns. Governments such as Canada are using the blockchain to add transparency to public funding, while retailers like Walmart have used the tech to help customers trace their food from farms to shelves. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is even testing blockchain technology to keep records safe from hackers.Thanks to lax state oversight and an influx of foreign cash..... Continue reading at: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/how-miami-became-americas-capital-of-cryptocurrency-10208646
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 219 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]

  • Day 43.6 You Knew Reality Winner Was Coming Into the Story - YouTube
    • It's Day 43. This is version 6
    • In this news just broke: ex NSA employee admits he kept top-secret information at home
    • Here again, I think this is one of those Awan covers, where you have someone who has kind of been in close to retirement, etc, that's done a lot of you've done a lot of favors for, and you call it a marker
    • That's what this looks like
    • It looks like a cover to cover the wants and to explain why this classified information is sitting over at the Awan's house
    • I don't know maybe it's not
    • But this article does a pretty good job of talking about the different people at NSA
    • And there's been just a rash of NSA leaks
    • I think this is to explain the the OPM leaks, and the OPM hacks
    • There's a lot of information out there that's being used
    • And this is the guys name here his name's PHO
    • He's 67 not far from where I am in Elliot city
    • And if you're gonna have a lot of Social Security numbers floating around, a lot of people using those Social Security's numbers from veterans who died to then get new home loans
    • This is what we've seen with the Awans, this is kind of one of those covers where well it must have come out with one of these leaks
    • So you can see here from 2010 to 2015, he took home paper and digital copies of government records--
    • I've met a lot of people that work at NSA and this just is something that you don't do
    • I know everyone at NSA knows that you don't do this
    • You would have had to been--doing Sandy Berger stuffing it in--that your your pant legs...
    • You don't walk out of the NSA with a briefcase that's not checked when you at the end of the day
    • {{ 911 Rubiks Cube }}
    • So that's--now it is interesting that he's in the tailored access operations TAO unit which is the unit that Edward Snowden was in
    • So that is an interesting kind of development there
    • This is article is 22 hours old as I was saying
    • So again, district of Maryland, and here's Dana Boente who just left the Eastern District of Virginia, retired to come up here and do this case, in the district of Maryland, which I found was interesting
    • If you're not familiar with the NSA hacks of course there was obviously the 2013 hack with Snowden, but then there's also this the Martin hack
    • Again, close by where we are Glen Burnie in 2015
    • So and then of course the most famous of all hacks in Augusta, Georgia here in 2000
    • With the Reality Winner 25 year old they had all this information
    • Now if you notice Augusta, Georgia I want to say is I'm gonna say 30 miles from the Savannah River Nuclear Site
    • And it's about maybe 45 minutes from Charleston, not very far from Savannah and Charleston is kind of in between
    • This Reality Winner I know we've made a lot of fun of her all along the way, but it's gonna be somebody here at this site at the Savannah River Site that she's covering for if not two
    • Now I thought she they tried to do a throw, saying that she was at a different facility in Georgia
    • But now that I see Augusta and knowing how close Augusta is to Savannah River Site, and how close it is to Charleston, Reality Winner is going to come back into our story as the key throw of The Whistleblower down at Savannah River Site
  • Day 43.7 Wrapup of Comments, Sweat Tea and Kings Bay - YouTube
    • NO Autocaptions
    • A lot of ppl commented PHO was yet-another runny soup with no meat like Campbell (Campbell's soup)
    • And it was covering the fact that he worked in this TAO @NSA
    • That will let you get into secure blackberry folders, for example
    • For example, drone interdiction in Pakistan
    • "Oops I did it again, here are the codes for drone strikes in pakistan"
    • People commented about Reality Winner working at Fort Gordon NSA facility in GA
    • I did't mean to say Reality Winner worked over at the naval nuclear station, but I meant to say that she was close
    • And that the info that RW would be dealing in would be highly secure information for the Navy
    • Our enemies knowing where our nuclear subs are would not be good
    • Turkey wanted to extradite Graham Fuller
    • News keeps chasing you, we're about 3 months ahead on this series--feels like we're being chased
    • Fuller did the infiltration, not the coup plan--coup is more Grange-Petraeus CIA-NATO op
    • SAP secure access program, lets you get into the SAP folders on blackberries...this how Hillary can still have influence even though she's not in power, she just needs a few people in key positions
    • Tap PHO on the shoulders and just say, 'time to call in a flavor and give us the SAP codes'
    • Reminds me of operation duck soup, in Vietnam which was flying heroin into the DMZ for US GIs
    • Maybe that PHO was a wink to Operation Duck Soup way back when since he's retiring now
    • Peter Stzrok, seems like a wink on 'Strzok', gonna call him 'Strzok'
    • Peter Stzoks let go from Mueller team for 'anti-trump' texts
    • {{ 911: that MSM's cover story. Really it was about him paying someone to validate the Fusion PP Dossier, now discredited. This makes Mueller's team look stupid and incompetent, so he was let go }}
    • Asked Robyn Gritz if she knew who Stzoks was and she didn't know him
    • Devin Nunes is mad because the FBI is stonewalling
    • DHS-OIG sentenced to 37 months for deleting Files
    • Georgia Cryptologic Center--sweet tea--sounds like euphemism for drug trade
    • Kings Bay subbase, lots of used car yards where car parts are being picked--illegal trade in car parts
    • People ask about the earthquake and was it a PNE near VA coast?
    • North Anna Nuclear Generating Station
  • Day 43.8 Summary - Sweet Tea and Pho Soup at NSA - YouTube
    • Day 43 and it's part 8
    • And this is a real late night edition
    • But I'm gonna call this mister PHO's runny soup leeks
    • Mr. PHOs runny soup leaks
    • I was thinking either I'll call this friend or foe pho or mr. foes runny soup leeks
    • But this just goes to show you the power of putting out working theory
    • And then people come back and they either say--sweet tea
    • Why are you mentioning sweet tea sweet tea sweet tea?
    • Why are you repeating sweet tea? what sweet tea got to do with anything?
    • Reality Winner was at sweet tea--so what?
    • And there's good challenges there and I just think--this author the guy who did this article linked those two things together he linked together Mister PHO's runny soup leaks with reality winner and sweet tea
    • The Georgia cryptography Center, the Georgia cryptography Center is the one that was built in 2012 to handle CENTCOM traffic
    • So let's say these are the three different cryptology centers
    • There's a whole bunch more there's one in Hawaii where Snowden worked at
    • There's one in Fort Meade near me here
    • And then there's one in this in in down in Georgia at this Fort Gordon, Georgia cryptology Center
    • Well what they did is they they took it and they broke off the traffic here
    • And the first signal intercept
    • They intercept these signals from CENTCOM
    • This is the UAE
    • This is Pakistan and also AFRICOM
    • This is--the all the area where our mining is--Boko Haram and a Niger and all that sort of thing
    • So all that stuff all these stories that emanate from signals intercepted over there are coming out of this Georgia thing
    • Now these guys--let's just call them Navy boys B O Y Z
    • And what I mean there is kind of like this retired Navy
    • This is the military-industrial complex whatever but these are what we think of as deep state or whatever
    • But I'm gonna call them the Navy BOYZ sort of like to John McCain and McCain's dad and McCain's grandfather that type of thing
    • The Navy BOYZ and the Navy BOYZ if you were smart and you were--I'm not saying the Navy knowingly knows that drugs are coming one way and guns are going the other
    • But they did look the other way
    • They're like the common carrier I don't really want to know what you're shipping
    • So the Imran Awan is who's doing the containers and and what goes into containers these guys are just saying how many containers here's the bill
    • But these Navy boys--you'd be smart to take all that kind of traffic that--Awan container traffic and make it go through this Georgia Center--this Georgia communication center
    • That's where you have your reality winner
    • You could then cut off all the communication and just say this is a nothing burger, that's a nothing burger, oh yeah another nothing burger, oh there's another nothing burger
    • Here's Imran communicating in Sialkot, nothing burger here's him in Faisalabad nothing burger oh here he is over in Akina Asana his hometown
    • He's recruiting a bunch of boys for a soccer team that's a nothing burger
    • Oh here he is over in Lahore at the naina set tech tech show that's a nothing burger here he is down at the Customs House in Karachi talking on his Blackberry again, that's a nothing burger
    • Oh here he is over at the Porter Kasim checking the video camera for all the radiation testing oh that's a nothing burger
    • Oh well how about all the UAE shipping traffic well ---you're the Urenco shipments going on the Maersk that's a nothing burger and
    • So you have this Center which basically takes all this traffic of our key players, and just hits it with a nothing burger stand
    • And if anybody does come to the White House, comes up and sees Devin Nunes, and says, "hey all this traffic is actually Imran Awan--this story that's going around Washington right now, that's actually him and his--about 20 or 30 of his secure BlackBerryies--you do know that right?"
    • And so what you do is you just put a Reality Winner in there and then you crush the the two whistleblowers, which is exactly what I think you would do
    • And you would investigate them with DHS
    • And you would use the the case management system at DHS to find out about them
    • And then you would crush these people
    • And if you if you hacked the case management system--if you're Imran Awan, and you hacked the case management system you could crush whistleblowers all day long and
    • So that's what really I think--working theory does
    • Now there's it's a lot of speculation but here I talk about the Navy BOYZ in that little theory that I just gave right there and I talked about--
    • How this Mr. PHO
    • Now I didn't know pho oh it's gonna be pronounced Fah I'm gonna keep pronouncing it focus it's more fun it's called pho noodle soup
    • I'm gonna that's gonna be my new imagery for lane leaks leaks
    • Especially leaks about duck soup type operations
    • This is the the using of opiates to target US soldiers
    • And that's duck soup was was heroin for US soldiers in the DMZ 1968
    • So I'm gonna keep that duck soup model going because Pho is Vietnamese and who knows how long who knows how long Pho has been giving duck soup, I mean noodle soup to the enemy, who knows how long?
    • We don't know that
    • Now of course they're gonna say is a doddering old man...but we don't know that
    • That could be just the way of getting these codes these access codes out of Fort Meade
    • Oops I did it
    • Again, we don't know how long that lasted
    • Now for me again, more working theory, but this just looks like Mattis
    • This looks like Mattis cleaning up the Fort Meade
    • And the next thing after he cleans up Fort Meade, I think the next thing he's gonna do is clean up the Georgia center
    • And Devon Nunes isn't dumb--he realizes that these people came from the center too
    • They went to the Eisenhower building
    • So that's what I think's happening I think Madison's cleaning up on the home home base he's gonna go up and clean out the Colorado cryptography Center I believe
    • He's gonna do Hawaii I think there's one in Texas and the Texas Cryptography Center
    • The Colorado cryptography Center
    • I don't know where those are located yet I know the white one I thought was at Diamond D and I a matter of fact I talked to somebody who worked there
    • So anyway I just think this is this is what I love about these
    • I've met somebody in The Associated Press just the other day
    • They said John Solomon doesn't work there anymore he works at theHill
    • And I thought I knew that but anyway I wanted to mention that correct that
    • But it's just how just one good article about national security here by a good reporter from the AP, I don't know who did it
    • Then sometimes the AP hits a story that somebody writes in one of the the journals--the national security journals and then they'll pick it up the AP picks it up
    • But whoever the editor is over there good job
    • Because it it really gives you an insight into what a clean up operation operation clean up the clean the Duck Soup and clean the pho noodle soup off the floor here at NSA in Fort Meade right by me here
    • And then maybe also the Georgia community, to make sure that the Reality Winners aren't stuffing stuff in their pantyhose
    • I doubt very seriously that she stuffed in their pantyhose
    • I doubt very seriously I think there's probably just a cover
    • It's a it's a nice image nice imagery, but I think there's actually two real whistleblowers
    • I must stay with that story that came the Eisenhower Building
    • I might have got the center wrong I thought it was Huntsville
    • I thought it was Redstone Arsenal but well I'm looking at it
    • Now it may have been sweet tea
  • Day 44.1 Is Peter Strzok Really Andrew McCabe? - YouTube
    • Welcome to day 44 this is the first version and the name to try to pronounce and try to remember as this name right here at the FBI
    • This is Peter Strokes I'm gonna call him because I think--I had said before I think it may be an OP name
    • An OP name is you take a funny name like Peter Strokes, I mean you just Swizzle some of the words[sic] {{ letters }} around
    • So you take the Z and move it maybe to the middle
    • That's the only way you could get a name like Peter Stzrokes who knows
    • Is that Andy McCabe? It sounds like it I'm not saying it is Andy McCabe it sounds like somebody who's extremely close to Andy McCabe if not Andy McCabe
    • But if you just look at the metadata of Peter Strzok it's Annie McCabe Annie McCabe Andy McCabe
    • If you look back here he was in charge of the Hillary investigation
    • He's in charge of shutting down the Hillary investigation, numerous times
    • Who else did that? Andy McCabe
    • Andy McCabe shut down NYPD Intel unit
    • He shut down New York NYPD
    • He shut down Little Rock FBI
    • He shut down the EB-5 investigation in Los Angeles
    • He shut down the EB-5 investigation in Miami
    • He shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation in Washington DC
    • He also conferred with Loretta Lynch to have her do shutdowns as well
    • He also brought in Peter Kadzik at certain key points along the way to leak information over to Podesta
    • So and I believe he also is the same person who goes to Fusion GPS and pays for the peepee dossier
    • And now we have Comey, taking the peepee dossier try to add legitimacy to the peepee dossier, and slip behind the curtain at the White House
    • So to think that Andy McCabe would give that to a second, possibly...
    • ...But the metadata looks like [Peter Strzok] is Andy McCabe's OP Name
    • I'm just gonna say that that right now, just from a technical analysis point of view okay
    • So we'll see if it's Andy McCabe or not
    • Tne picture they trying to picture Mueller with another agent to make it look like it's Peter Strzoks, but that's I don't believe this is I don't believe it's that person
    • And anybody on these teams trying to make it look like this guy here
    • I just don't think that's the case
    • Now this guy if you go back to the heavy article has been named in different wiretaps and sting operations Peter Strzok has been
    • They started with the top of it the story which is he sent anti-Trump and pro-Hillary tweets
    • So he's the one who Peter Strzok is a guy who had personally interviewed Hillary
    • And decided no, not to have the lie detector on, not to do it under oath--these are things that the FBI never does
    • This is Kallstrom's argument
    • Is Andy McCabe gonna leave that to somebody else? I just don't think so
    • So here we go with use of the the polygraph and when interviewing applicants
    • He's just looking for people to kind of be in his little cabal
    • So we'll see as the reports come out
    • The let's see the other report here's the Daily Caller has a little bit of the story just the top two percent of the story
    • Mueller's Russia probe The Washington Post had about 20% of the story
    • So they're getting I think they're in the lead
    • The New York Times had a story as well, so I think they're picking this up
    • The Wall Street Journal was completely caught flat-footed on this--they had no idea: they just thought it was an anti-Trump text thing
    • So that they were completely out of the loop
    • But well let's just do a hot search here and just see where we are with Peter Stzrok
    • Now and the now famous Peter Stzroks of course Peter's gonna be a member of my gonna be in my lawsuit to the FBI
    • Again, I filed the FBI lawsuit before this news broke
    • For all those are gonna say I filed it after the news broke--that's not true
    • You can look at the date, and matter of fact all these people have already been served, so it's gonna be hard for me to go back in time and serve them right?
    • {{ 911: G, why do you care? You said yourself, don't focus on the drama, just the lawsuits }}
    • So let's just see what we've got Trump has weighed in yet?
    • No Trump has weighed in with a couple of tweets, not particularly about Peter Stzrok but you can see that the press is picking this up
    • Now the whole investigation the whole Trump investigation looks like it's through this through this Peter Strzok if / Andy McCabe and the whole machine looks like it's gonna collapse
    • Now there is one theory out there--this is just working theory--that Flynn was working with Mattis the whole time
    • And and use Lisa Page at FBI
    • Lisa Page at FBI is not actually an FBI lawyer
    • She's a stand-in she was seduced Andrew McCabe or Peter Strzok, whoever you want to say
    • And set up him in a sting of his own
    • It's kind of nice to set up a sting with us with somebody who sets up a lot of stings
    • {{ 911: so he burns the whole country down because he doesn't want to risk divorce? Wow, if true wow. }}
    • So we'll see if that's true or not but I think actually it is true when all these texts do come out between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok / somebody
    • We'll figure out more to the story
    • So I'd say just by metadata this Peter Strzok looks like Andy McCabe
  • Day 44.2 Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - Conspirators With McCabe? - YouTube
    • It's Day 44 and this is the New York Times article about I'm gonna just keep calling him Peter Strzok but you'll know that I mean STR zs t RZ
    • Peter Strzok and Lisa Page the lawyer and the situation or this situation looks a lot differently now with Lisa Page maybe being complicit in the conspiracy, working directly for Andrew McCabe
    • And of course in my analysis metadata analysis this morning, Peter Strzok's career looks so identical and similar to Andrew McCabe just on based on metadata, I thought it was Andrew McCabe
    • It is so close, and I'll go through how some of that is is come about
    • But this is the the very good article here in HEAVY.com
    • It talks about the lawsuits against McCabe and lawsuits against Peter Strzok
    • It talks about--Lisa Page's involvement and some of the other things news I'm breaking this morning with Robyn grits
    • She's talking about how she filed with the office of a special counsel
    • The office of the Special Counsel is Robert Mueller
    • She filed before Robert Mueller took over that position, but the FBI has definitely stonewalled
    • So this is my reporting as a few minutes ago, "hmmm interesting I filed a complaint directly with the Office of Special Counsel. But I know they have been waiting for documents from the FBI. They could delay every document request FOIA, EEOs"--its equal opportunity stuff--"you name it even the Inspector General from DOJ complained about Grassley's office being stonewalled by the FBI."
    • And then she goes on to talk about down here another friend of hers who had retired through OPM, I'll drop it down here, through OPM, and they just never sent the paperwork over
    • So he he was like OK well--I'm gonna send over my paperwork
    • He just never got it and he's been fighting the FBI for 12 years
    • So it's these winners and losers
    • If you're in side of Andrew McCabe's Counterintelligence little clique--the little JTTF click--you're going to the--doing the counterterrorism a week before the Superbowl, a week before--the playoff, football playoffs, NFL games a week before World Cup etc and you're partying it up just like the Hillary did with her Secret Service people in Colombia
    • If you're in that group you're the winners
    • But if you're a a gumshoe FBI out there on the street doing real investigative work, and not fake crime, well then you're in the losers
    • We're going to delay all your paperwork
    • We're going to Stonewall you we're gonna make you sorry you ever work for the FBI
    • We're gonna pad the pad our pad our winners
    • And we're gonna strike in our losers
    • And just so even though even this guy even the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, officer of department of justice and this is going to be Matt Horowitz complained about it
    • So this is not something then--George is--personal vendetta against McCabe
    • Actually as I've said before
    • I'd want him to live on a nice big branch with very green grass, but I don't think that person needs to be running a coup and information coup against the [lawfully elected, non-criminal] President--which is obviously what's happened
    • He's put in his cronies to attack the sitting president
    • This guy here we want to find him
    • He's Eric Karate Croddy. Now he sued (I'm sorry in my phone's just going crazy)
    • He sued the FBI for using these wacky interview questions, that if they if completely subjective, they're these the same questions users of Fairfax County
    • If they like you then great--that means they can get you in
    • If they don't like you they can keep you out
    • So crowd e Croddy here filed a lawsuit--we're gonna be looking at that
    • Kathy Muller was the investigator
    • Awfully close to Mueller, I mean almost if it was your daughter you would want her to drop the e just so people wouldn't say nepotism--we don't know--we don't know but
    • That's why I put it there
    • Now everybody says well why did you put the address of Andrew McCabe, why did you pin that?
    • Well I actually I put an address for him for 1998
    • Now did I know that he bought it in 2016? Yeah I just thought that was a little weird 20 years later
    • I was I used a three year old address
    • Did I know he bought it, actually? Yeah I probably did but when I saw all kinds of power upgrades going in
    • (Sorry about my phone)
    • When I saw all kinds of power upgrades going in there when I saw these new AT&T pedestals
    • When I saw 200 different wiring teams going in, when I saw these--all the Google Fiber going in
    • When I saw the AT&T Wi-Fi, AT&T fiberline going in, when I saw the depressions and dips for these new vaults from the wiring vaults near there
    • I just said well if you were moving your money out of Malaysia, and out of Gülen's little hands
    • And you wanted a safe keep it what would you do well I'd move it offshore
    • I move through Bitcoin and I would mine the bit coin
    • Now mining Bitcoin takes a lot of power and I've been talking to power experts all day about how much power has been wired into Hillary's place
    • Now am I saying Andrew McCabe is laundering money absolutely not
    • There's no way I'm saying that
    • But I just want people to visualize you have this place out in in Maryland the with these 35 people that are spies within that group somewhere
    • You got five or six of your own GPS people
    • You paid for them we have the receipts now that FBI paid Fusion GPS excuse me for these people
    • Where do you move them after they get Flynn to sign off
    • And finally call Kislyac who's dead now
    • Now they say we don't need these guys anymore and they get rid of them
    • Where do you move that five or six guys that's embedded in that team?
    • Do you move it to Chappaqua?
    • Are they living up there in Chappaqua right now?
    • Who knows but they're not answering service
    • And that isn't helping one thing is for sure I'm going to add both of these people to my discovery both the Peter Peter Strzok is what I call them Peter Strzok and
    • So I learned how to pronounce his name Peter Strzok and this Lisa Page if this person is a personal lawyer for Andy McCabe
    • And this person is kind of a personal hitman for Andy McCabe
    • That's going to come forward
    • People in the FBI are sick of this
    • That is going to come forward
    • That information is going to come forward
    • So I'm going to leave it right there right now
    • That's where the investigation kind of is is at
    • It's obviously very fast-moving here--with the phone blowing up
    • But that's where--you kind of took a couple of minutes out of the newsroom here to kind of--do a here's where how the dots are connecting as of right now
    • You can go to the Twitter feed to see how things are going
    • But that's where we are right now
  • Day 44.3. Focused On the Misuse of Power - YouTube
    • It's Day 44 this is part three
    • This is just a quick Sunday summary
    • And I think it's probably good the full flight of the arrow here really goes back to 2010
    • And if you haven't watched the series before--that I really don't care about viewers or subscribers or patreon or any of that
    • I want to get off Andrew McCabe's list
    • That's all I want--that's all up the reason I got in this
    • You could read the accidental journalist by Trish Negron on Google George Webb an accidental journalist if you want the full story
    • But I protested and got in the way of Andrew McCabe and an operation he did in Portland Oregon
    • It's called Muhammad Muhammad [Christmas Tree Bomber]
    • Basically used three different informants for this Muslim kid took a very nice kid who was studying hard a student 17 years old radicalized him over time showing him a lot of pictures of war atrocities that supposedly were done by a--US soldiers
    • And built a bomb for him
    • He never touched a soldering iron
    • And put him away for thirty years
    • And even that kid with no rights from Somalia
    • I think he did later naturalize, but he ended up almost winning a case in the 702 for "collect it all"
    • And I actually think he should have won it because they used illegally-collected information to convict him
    • Which is Fruit-of-the-Poisonous-Tree
    • So I do believe the little guy has rights in America and can challenge the law
    • The Dred Scott--he's sort of the Dred Scott
    • Muhammad Muhammad SAW the Dred Scott of our time and if he would have won that case he would have it would have helped everyone in the United States with their Fourth Amendment rights
    • So yes I do think a little guy can win a guy can win in the pro se Court and from the Supreme Court with 13 shares of stock
    • So my only intention here is to get off the list
    • And I hope all my viewers go to all other channels and make everybody else rich and wealthy and add to their subscribers and do whatever patreon that they're looking for
    • That's not my goal
    • My goal is to get off the list
    • So what I focused on in this is production of documents documents documents documents
    • And most of the documents--I know some people say I'm trying to get documents I can never get that are secret
    • No, most of the documents I'm going for our public documents
    • Inspector General Reports are Public Reports
    • Reports from the House Committee on Administration should be Public Reports
    • Reports, Emails from people in the State Department, using Gmail should be public, the Public Records Act
    • So I'm not asking for anything classified I'm asking for public records and that's how I kind of the government's supposed to run
    • So that's where I am at that's my goal and I really have no other goals
    • And I have no animosity toward anyone
    • And if I make a mistake I'll certainly correct it
    • I have never accused anybody of a crime in this and if anybody is interpreting it that way, that's not the case
    • The only people I might be talking about in terms of committing a crime or the conspirators, which are is going to be the FBI
    • And there are some there are some actions by the Awans, obviously that are criminal
    • And there are some actions by people around them suppressing evidence and destroying evidence that are criminal
    • But everybody that I'm focused on are actually at the highest levels of government impinging on the fundamental rights of every citizen in the United States
    • I'm not interested in any Jones versus Smith type in situations
    • I'm focused on people who are impinging on the fundamental rights of every US citizen
  • Day 44.4 Will Kristen Neilson Name the Three DHS-OIG Hackers? - YouTube
    • This is Day 44 part 4
    • And here is the DHS OIG hack
    • This is the DHS OIG hack where there's three employees that I say these three employees are gonna be Hina Alvi Imran Awan and Jamal Awan this all happens the first week of March this year and there's a temporary Inspector General I don't know yet if the temporary Inspector General was Theresa Grafenstine or not
    • But it's certainly gonna ask that in the request for admissions
    • So this is an article by Ron Nixon and Nick Fandos
    • I think immediately you can ask them, "hey, where's the W? You forgot the W. Here the Who W, you forgot to ask who these three people are. And then you also forgot the when. You said 'in the spring.' And they have the hack happened in the spring"
    • "Can you be more specific about the first three weeks of the first three days excuse me of March, before--he leaves the country on the 5th, and they get fired that first week those same three from Congress?"
    • Okay? So John Roth is the Inspector General now
    • So we'll see if he if he publishes that
    • But tomorrow this is the Kirsten Nielsen is hearings you can see here by the legislative action for this presidential nomination 1095
    • This gal named Kirsten Nielsen is up for debate tomorrow
    • And she went through our first round of hearings was not bad
    • And usually these are just consent votes
    • We'll see what happens
    • For those of you don't know who Kirsten is, she is young lady but that was kind of picked on a little bit for her experience, but she's got quite a bit of experience at TSA George Bush hired her, and she had a lot of critical infrastructure management role at TSA
    • So she has never led a large organization, but she looks like she's up for the task
    • So the first question is: Kristin Nielsen--just like we asked Jessie Liu, when she took over the Awan case--will you announce the first three people the three people that did this hack?
    • This hack was a 159,000 case files.
    • These were the case files of people who were who were researching cases like Zarate in the Kate Steinle case
    • You get out here you look at the facts of all the breach, you'll see that it was the actual case management of people who were looking at cases like Zarate and the Kate Steinle deal
    • Only there's one hundred fifty nine thousand
    • This is why I called this case here 159,000 Kate Steinles
    • This this case right here is 159,000 Kate Steinles
    • Because these are the investigators investigating those cases
    • You look over here at the USA Today report well if you look at Ray lockers report, you'll see that he has a he names how many people that
    • I think that's Ron Nixon right there from New York Times I believe
    • Yeah yeah it's Ron Nixon there and I I haven't looked up Nick Fandos yet
    • But here's the article here Nick Van DOS Ron Nixon New York Times insider stealing data nice report
    • So you can review this and just text them send them text...and say hey--will Kirsten Nielsen be confirmed tomorrow?
    • And well the first thing she does
    • Again, if these guys are double dipping it at DHS
    • And they're into the system of 159 thousand names--that's 159 thousands Zarates
    • That's 100 that's could be more than one hundred fifty nine thousand Kate Steinle
    • I don't know however many people that might might result
    • So even one Kate Steinle even one more Kate Steinle is is not good
    • But this is a hundred and fifty nine thousand case files that were hacked
    • And if you don't identify the hacking team
    • And they can go from all the different 30 departments in the DHS Coast Guard and TSA, you could could just do a round robin of all 30 agencies in DHS
    • This is critical: if you don't name those three people and you have no chance of plugging the leak
  • Day 44.5 Lisa Page - EB5 "Family" Visas? - YouTube
    • This is Day 44 this is part five
    • This is Lisa Page and these are the two people that came out today
    • Lisa Page and Peter Strzok just to two people it just seemed to be everywhere as far as setting up the Comey meeting with Laura and Lynch in there--over at the Hillary investigation
    • They're over at the Hillary interview, and then they're at the Trump investigation, and then they're at the--behind the curtain here, and behind the curtain there
    • And it just seems like the type of person who's involved with fuschia GPSFusion GPS
    • With the--is it are they're really sending anti-Trump messages from the Mueller investigation?
    • There at the they're everywhere
    • They're at the the Hillary investigation together
    • They're at the Trump administration with the Russia Russia Russia
    • Then they're at the Mueller investigation in
    • Are they really are they really lawyers? No
    • I mean she's a lawyer but Peter Strzok is not
    • Aren't they really just sending out information of what the Commission's coming up with?
    • Aren't they just leaking information out to their friends and Andrew McCabe?
    • Isn't that actually what's going on it's not how Andrew McCabe is getting updates on all these investigations as they're going along--isn't it isn't that really the case?
    • Anyway I saw these things that are a record which was this disorderly conduct and whatever obstruct off--businesses is--I don't know what that is
    • But anyway I forgive people for their minor errors
    • But what I what I notice is locations.
    • She's from Columbus, Ohio
    • She got her law degree here in 2006
    • And I just look at Hillary, and then I look at kind of being brought into the to the FBI world
    • And here's Summit County here
    • And this is Akron, where my dad was born
    • And I had visited this Strongsville, Ohio, and the Strongsville Ohio had been kind of had been singled out because
    • (Not because of the creepy building here)
    • But because it had this European adoption agency
    • This creepy European adoption agency that got raided by the FBI
    • I don't know if she was there doing the investigation for this
    • Or if she was doing--it's like maybe a color-of-law, where I bring in all these kids, and after the 10,000th kid I bring in, then I say oh well it's color-of-law
    • I'm the adoption lawyer--I'm the EB-5 lawyer for bringing in all these kids
    • Oh All the kids are gone there with all the families now
    • But ten years later I'm gonna--calling the chit's here
    • I was there I started in 2008 and now it's 2017, so I'm gonna call the chit's in
    • But anyway they adopted this thing called the European adoption consultants
    • And I think a tremendous amount of kids went through this place
    • Just an amazing amount of kids from overseas
    • I think they were flying him in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Springfield Ohio and kind of I don't I can't exactly all the different ways they got in
    • But they were from all over the place
    • They were it was operated by the state department
    • So it was really weird there's that Hillary connection
    • And these people were kids were come from Bulgaria and China and Colombia Congo Haiti or Honduras India Panama Poland Tanzania Uganda Ukraine
    • And I remember how many Russian kids had come through with--look like they had had like polish passports or Bulgarian passports
    • So I don't know if people have read about this but this was a crackdown
    • And I think Hillary was involved in this
    • Now she's she might be able to say, well it was a ten year color-of-law
    • We imported kids ten years and just to make sure we knew who the bad actors were
    • Maybe that's the case here I stay away from pizza gate as much as I possibly can
    • But I mean it's right here in front of your face
    • I mean this is the FBI in and--invading there or shutting this down
    • Now they shut it down ten years later
    • She's there Lisa Page is there near Strongsville in 2008
    • And then ten years later it gets shut down
    • Was she involved in EB-5s?
    • Did she do ten thousand people ask for all these kids?
    • And then they shut it down ten years later?
    • We really don't know
    • But it's a good question to ask Lisa Page
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