Hey Guys. I used to run a "Pruned Bitcoin Node". However it encountered an error and stopped working. I have un-installer and re-installed it again from bitcoincore.org (Version 23.0). Now it's just stuck in "Pruning Blockstore" for days now. How can I get it working again?? Thanks
A few things you can do that are a bit more serious: Secure your network: get a pro-grade or enthusiasts router, secure and pentest it. Use a vLAN for crypto computer, and lock that firewall down inbound and outbound. Separate computer for crypto: no porn or general browsing, use a more secure OS like Linux and lock it down with a minimal install. Run your own recursive DNS server: PiHole and Unbound are a nice partnership. Airgap of your own design or hardware wallet. No browser wallets, you need to run fullnodes. If you need a browser wallet connect it to your own fullnode. Don't use cryptos that have poor security models: Sorry no ETH, BNB, SOL etc. You are limited to BTC, ADA, LTC etc.
It won't make you any money but if you can save up enough scratch for a Raspberry Pi 400 kit and external SSD (about $200ish USD all in), you can run a Bitcoin node pretty easily and with minimal electricity cost. Something like Umbrella OS Will make it even easier. Fun little side project and you contribute to the network.
I'm currently running Bitcoin core on Windows. It looks like Umbrel is an entire Linux OS, so it seems it would replace my Windows install. Is that correct? I also noticed I could run a VM, so I'll look into that as well, but I don't mind turning this into an Umbrel OS PC if that's what is best. I'm guessing that if I do replace my Windows install, I would also then have to download the Bitcoin ledger again. Or can I keep the files and let it resume from that saved ledger?
I mean I gave a pretty good explanation why I used weekly and the numbers are objectively accurate. Go ahead an argue semantics with someone else, I'ma just block you. It's pretty clear to me that the reddit collections are no longer the biggest driver of volume on Polygon OS as even with **the volume from every reddit collection combined** it would still only be a fraction of the top project's volume. A significant portion of the volume, but quite a ways away from being the major contributor you claim.
not really. top reddit-based collections by volume (7d): https://opensea.io/collection/cute-cool-and-creepy-x-reddit-collectible-avatars - 6 ETH volume (.85 ETH daily volume avg) - #29 in volume on OS https://opensea.io/collection/memetic-traders-x-reddit-collectible-avatars - 5 ETH volume (.71 ETH daily volume avg) - #35 in volume on OS https://opensea.io/collection/spooky-season-sys32template-x-reddit-collectible-a - 4 ETH volume (.57 ETH daily volume avg) - #41 in volume on OS https://opensea.io/collection/foustlings-x-reddit-collectible-avatars - 4 ETH volume (.57 ETH daily volume avg) - #43 in volume on OS https://opensea.io/collection/imagination-station-x-reddit-collectible-avatars - 3 ETH volume (.42 ETH daily volume avg) - #50 in volume on OS The rest are 2 ETH or under for weekly volume. I used weekly volume averaged out instead of daily volume because the daily volume is sporadic with so few trades. Basically the only time these collections have significant volume is when a rare is bought and then doesn't regularly enough for the daily volume to stay steady.
You can very easily put a ban on trading by forcing the manufacturers of smartphone OSes and Windows to include algorithms in their software which automatically alert federal law enforcement when trading activity is detected on a computer running the OS. I agree with Munger and would love to see a worldwide ban, although I do speculate on crypto because I enjoy gambling.
Absolutely garbage article, the eu infact with the BIM decree, made open source standards and OS mandatory for every work (even we in Italy, pretty behind on this, already activated those rules ) . This for every document in or out the public work or infrastructure systems. We may be weird and behind but this is one of the few thing were we are ahead ... try asking any US arch or eng they will tell you many municipality require "words" and "revit" files, while we HAVE to use open standards and formats available to all. Remove this post moon farming garbage to avoid further embarassment
Curious- how do we get the data on how many of these NFTs are 'touched' by the top-10% of the wallets? There were some data a few years ago that tracked these, and it was concluded that approximately 90% of all NFTs in ETH space were owned by the top-10% wallet at some point. Curious what the figures are in OS-P.
In the example I gave, TAILS can really be replaced by any "live" bootable OS, which means you can boot it right from a USB drive and use it right away instead of having to install it on a hard drive or something. TAILS is just extra cool because with the regular set-up, nothing can be saved to the USB drive it's on, and it even wipes your RAM upon shut down to prevent a cold boot attack from retrieving data from your RAM. Hence the "Amnesic" part of "The Amnesic Incognito Live System". It's preferable for dark web usage because it leaves no trace of what you were doing on your regular operating system, or anywhere for that matter (unless you have TAILS persistent storage set up and say, have a weak password on it). 'The main point is that you should avoid exposing your Bitcoin keys to your regular operating system as well as any internet connection or persistent storage medium where your keys could be exfiltrated to for storage or transmission, unless you really know what you are doing and trust yourself not to have any viruses or malware that could steal your keys. I definitely have used bitcoin wallets on regular Android and Windows devices and exposed smaller amounts to the possibility of being stolen if I had malware or something, it's fine to weigh the risks and do so in exchange for convenience sometimes. I keep a few bucks worth on my android phone and have a little bit stored in Bisq on my computer right now. But I keep most of my bitcoin stored offline in cold storage like a Trezor. The idea of storing any large amount of bitcoin long term in a manner that has exposed the keys to a scenario where they could have been copied would make me uneasy. That's the whole point of a Trezor, it stores your keys on a separate device, you generate a transaction on any computer, phone or other device and then the transaction is signed within the Trezor and sent back to the online device to be transmitted to the network. So your keys never leave the Trezor and are safe from ever being copied or sent to a bad guy. Looks like [trezor.io](https://trezor.io) has the original Trezor Model One for $69, they used to be $77 for a long time but I think recently they were on sale for even less.
I think it would, with better features all round. I'm particularly impressed with some of the upcoming ones I've seen in recent times. Was able to quickly get a link on [Ultrachess](https://medium.com/cartesi/hello-ultrachess-milestone-updates-5ed3ef52d265), built using Cartesi's Blockchain OS. Not available to the public for testing though. GameFi won't come back the same, it will come back better.
Does this mean like unhiding them from my hidden folder? I’ve had some scam ones I would just keep hidden and report on OS until they got rid of them and it’s worked so far but I just want to be as safe as possible for sure and don’t want to click them at all if there’s any risk but I do normally just leave them hidden if they are sketchy
I believe there are some batches for sale (3x3, 4x4, 5x5 etc). On the site, when you connect your wallet if you click on a pixel it'll take you to the NFT in OS, if it's for sale buy/make an offer; not for sale make an offer. Of course the obvious 4 sale plots are the ones where people filled in 4 sale in the pixels; but I'd imagine anything that is white the owner probably would let it go.
I do understand . It keeps a wallet off a computer that’s connected to the internet . So yes you can use a usb with a OS that has the wallet on it and access it only when said usb is connected to a device with internet connection. Basically running a virtual machine . The key is to have something not always connected to the internet . You can still do this with a $10 usb or an old smartphone .
Pretty easy to put an OS on a flash drive . It’s really not that complicated. Again I think people are under the impression a ledger or cold storage device somehow removes the crypto from the blockchain it doesn’t . You could just use an old smartphone and use that . Honestly more useful then a ledger .
I understand what you're saying, but in your example GPT didn't provide sources right? Any real academic paper cites its sources and provides a bibliography/reference list. GPT really isn't a replacement for Googles core business. Chrome is still the dominant web browser & Android for mobile OS, Google maps the most popular location service. Plus, it won't be long before their LaMDA model has a public API.
The projects are still basically in alpha development state right now, similar to how portable pocket computing were known as cumbersome and overcomplicated "PDAs" until the UI got so easy to use they became "smartphones" that even your grandmother could use. A similar thing will happen with crypto and other blockchain software once it has had more time to mature and developers continue to make things easier to use. One day wallets will just be built into the OS and apps people use on a daily basis and they will be more or less "idiot-proof".
Compromised bios or firmware. Or a bug in one of the many millions of lines of code that make up Tails OS, including the kernel or userspace applications. Much better if your private key is held only on a limited-function device, where firmware is small and easier to audit. Tails OS is great, but it was not built to store something as important as a Bitcoin private key. The creators of Tails OS would agree. It's a shame some people got it into their heads that Tails OS is a good cold wallet storage solution. That's reckless. I trust Tails OS just as much as I trust any hot wallet, but not more.
To add to the other comments about recording down the 12 word seed phrase, I also loaded my Reddit vault into a unique Metamask wallet and you can transact your moons from there to exchanges that have listed moons like MEXC. This is how people have been selling their avatars on OS and buying Moonplace pixels.
A good cold wallet like ~~ledger~~ Trezor or bitbox is easier, so it costs more. The device handles key/screen inputs natively so the Phone/PC you connect it to cannot see your PW/KEYS/etc. Spyware can still detect you are using it and potentially steal a screen capture of your balance/TXs, so you still have a point of failure with the device you use the hardware wallet on. A hardware wallet is also very obvious, while Tails USB drive just looks like a USB drive. Tails, being an amnesiac security focused linux install, comes with a learning curve. Security is hard coded to turn your phone/pc into a safe place to view your sensitive data. Its harder to learn, but if done right is more secure and useful. Like the Trezor app, the entirety of tails runs over the TOR network by default. A bonus is you also have an entire secure OS to use for what ever else you might want, like secure messages, extremely private browsing, data storage, etc. Some think its better to trust yourself to manage an OS than trust a device manufacturer to not leak your info or allow a vulnerability. Its also very easy to keep a back up of this USB, which is nice as hardware wallets will break eventually. Electrum is as good a wallet as you can get, but you can absolutely install other wallets if you want. Think of it like having a console vs building a gaming computer. The console does the one thing it is supposed to very well and costs a lot, but if you build and maintain your own gaming PC you have much more control over the cost and can use it for everything else a computer can do. One is easier, the other requires maintenance. Tails has far better opsec IMO and entirely worth the effort it takes to learn how to use it.
It’s not a crypto virus. It’s a macro virus. It’s been going on for over two decades with MS Office. It’s basically a user opening a file via email. It spreads by sending emails to contacts, and I’m sure if you didn’t do it, someone else did. It will infect other documents on a Mac or Windows computer as the OS does not matter. I’m pretty sure IT will go ape shit once they hear about it. Everything is possibly compromised so that’s going to end up really nicely. Maybe a few days off work?
SOL will stand the test of time for sure, they champion development with rust. It's all about what you're comfortable with, anything can go wrong at anytime. I got some CTSI stacked away in my ledger with btc and eth, cos the success of Blockchain OS doesn't seem like an if but a when. Regardless of what altcoin you hold, it's very important to keep up to date with developments. Things change very quickly in crypto.
Practised and done a while after when I switched main device OS (iOS > Android). Great advice - proper time based 2FA (Google Authenticator, not SMS/Emaiĺ bullshit) is the thing that will catch most people out when it comes to crypto; you backed up those seeds too; right?
If you can't buy a tile, I have a group of 3 listed on OS for .02 ETH. [https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7838](https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7838) [https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7839](https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7839) [https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7840](https://opensea.io/assets/arbitrum-nova/0x934095513c1ff89592a4b8490e263da7a6a4ceac/7840)
Modern computing, as in networks, mobiles, IoT, etc. There’s probably a better term for it but the point is the same. Everything today functions as part of an integrated network involving satellite communications. Positioning, navigation and timing is central to that. Even if you consider PCs as standalone hardware, your OS, software and many other functions come from the internet, which requires satellites. So yes, as you comment on Reddit now, you are utilizing satellite communications in some way. I’m not at all saying every single computer is persistently connected to satellites, but they all require them. It’s not an opinion, just fact.
My first contact with crypto is via a web3 developers bootcamp/forum. Understandably, I have my reservations, many of the developers that started off with me in the beginning didn't stay. A lot of improvements still need to be made tech-wise, both backend and UI/UX. Solana has a robust dev support, Polygon too, with grants for developers. Cartesi Labs is another with awesome funding for developers, their Blockchain OS can easily a household name like Linux among Web3 as it enables devs write smart contracts even in Python. 2022 had the highest number of hackathons if I'm not mistaken in the Web3 space, Believe in crypto or not, progress is being made, and that is the most important thing.
2GB is enough for day-to-day running and GUI 4GB allows for dbcache to be increased from 450 to 2800, making the node initialization much faster. After initialization, a node can run forever on about 300MB of RAM 8GB allows for dbcache at 6800 and even faster initialization But 8GB requires installing a 64-bit OS. I'm not sure if Raspberry Pi OS is still 32-bit only. There are plenty of 64-bit options
Depends on your OS. Here's a website with a list of current wallets: [https://www.lopp.net/lightning-information.html#desktop\_wallets](https://www.lopp.net/lightning-information.html#desktop_wallets) I use Blixt on mobile, Electrum on desktop and Zap on desktop, all are good. I see Phoenix and Munn get recommended a lot too.
You could be right, no one can predict how things would have gone the last decade if Steve Jobs had been alive and well. However he never seemed one to just be content with the status quo and I do think he might have had some interesting ideas with respect to packaging AR/VR in a way that the masses might actually respond to, but it's all just conjecture based on his track record with things like OS GUI design, the ipod, and iOS. I mean, he did also first envision the iPhone 15 years before its release as the Newton PDA which failed to gain any traction at the time... but then again he also had the dogedness to revisit the idea when the tech caught up and allowed for the iPhone to revolutionize global computing.
Yeah I'm a super nerd and get off on fiddling with cutting edge tech stuff so am quite into VR. While I do think it's pretty awesome when configured right, it currently reminds me of how "smartphones" were before the advent of the iPhone and the app store... expensive, fiddly, difficult for the average person to utilize and not many practical uses. That said, I'm also currently getting my skillset for VR apps honed as I think there will be huge opportunities and demand in the near future once some company gets the hardware and OS/UI interface just right for the masses to adopt.
He signed a signature transaction in metamask for "seaport", which is what OS uses. Basically it allowed the "hacker" to transfer all the nfts that KRO had given OS approval too (E.g., took his squiggles but not his cryptopunks).
At minimum, use a Linux thumb drive with Electrum. Much more secure than using on Windows or Android, or ANY "daily driver" for that matter. Everybody's got a thumb drive they can put a fresh, open source OS and wallet on, don't they?
A thumb drive with a Linux OS and Electrum would be 100x more secure than running a hot wallet on Windows or Android. I'd still want to engrave or stamp your 24 word seed into stainless steel.... and then utilize a 25th word, non-dictionary passphrase (that you've likely already remembered, and DON'T need to store with your seed) to essentially "encrypt" your seed. You'll figure it out. Only cold wallet I personally trust is ColdCard, but at the prices they're going for these days, a Linux thumb drive with Electrum isn't far off in security.
In Ledger's case, the selling point is its Secure Element Chip which is designed to prevent physical hacks. Furthermore, the OS uses software isolation to ensure a malicious app cannot compromise your assets. Personally I don't use their devices. I'm a big proponent for open source software and hardware. Unfortunately, this business model provides little incentive for companies because their creations can easily be copied.
Interesting, i'v seen people say they had issues with the S9. how old is the ledger? it might be that u need a new OS than the ledger. the last thing u want is to get a new ledger and then run into the same issue (which would mean it wasn't the ledger causing the issue, it was the setup/unique devices u were tryin to connect it to). a good test is - try to connect it to a couple other computers. maybe a friend or family. try a newer mac or windows device. I know if it's under windows 10 there will be an OS error.
I don’t have a master list. I suspected maybe addresses beginning with 0x4 or whatever appear to be common on MM/OS. Likewiswe, 1E48 or whatever would be a paper wallet. I’m not sure. I thought this would be easier than it is.
Nano S won't work with a phone (unless it's an android). if it's not working on ur computer could have to do with ur OS being outdated. also want to make sure ur using a data-enabled cable and no usb hub. Trezor is booty and won't work on chromebook - then again Ledger has issues with chromebooks (however trezor is infinitely easier to hack. I trust Ledger way more and have both a Nano X and a Model T). Ledger > Trezor all day.
All those problems they’re talking about (time for 2-factor authentication, forgetting to charge, OS updates, unknown etiquette etc.) are easily fixable for Meta. Not the biggest fan, but if they play their cards right, they just might succeed.
Well, to start: closed source anything is a security black hole. So things like ledger or windows OS should never be used to touch anything even vaguely bitcoin related. I'm just cracking the surface, but already a horde of windows us\ers and ledger shills will downvote information like that to oblivion, and in doing so help prevent users from getting good security advice. for them, protecting their favorite tool or company is more important than honest security advice. Having good opsec is easy, actually shockingly easy. People often assume it hard, but its really not. Some of it is counter intuitive: such as "never pick your own passwords", so most people cant figure it out on their own. So while its easy to do once you know how, finding (and taking) good advice seems to be difficult to impossible for most people. Too many advisors have a conflicting agenda, and it can be hard for people to know who to trust. So people tend to go with the flow. And the crowd is generally wrong on this topic, thus bad opsec is the norm.
>The important point is that there is a way to leak the secrets in the first place. That is already enough. It's not hard to imagine ways how to filter that data to reliably get the keys. >Again, as long as you have physical access to hardware you can do everything and there is no way you can prevent that with any DRM. I appreciate your **opinion** and I'll be sure to let you know when the testnet is available so you can prove me wrong. But thus far I have some doubts myself about some of things you are saying. >Autorun is some high level feature of the windows desktop, it has nothing to do with the disk. Autorun is a filetype; autorun.inf, it is what tells windows (or any other OS for that matter) to run something on a disk once connected. I did not emphasize autorun because you can opt out of it very easily. The real barrier as I have stated is the disk driver and firmware.
>That said, one of the reasons purpose built hardware tends to be better at holding secrets than a modern computer running a modern OS is the complexity of a modern OS and all of its unrelated software allows for many more attack points. That is a very serious indictment of modern operating system design. I do not believe that the design of linux, for example, would be fundamentally insecure. I also do not believe that the presence of other software necessarily makes wallet software insecure. This would only be true if the operating system would fail to protect running programs from each other. Again, that presupposes that linux would be fundamentally faulty. In order to support this view, you would need to install two programs on a linux system and then conclusively demonstrate how you will use the second program to steal encrypted secrets from the first program.
Firmware is software. That said, one of the reasons purpose built hardware tends to be better at holding secrets than a modern computer running a modern OS is the complexity of a modern OS and all of its unrelated software allows for many more attack points. For this reason, some hardware wallet manufacturers offer a “Bitcoin only version”.
Blockchain can be applied in payments, supply chain, healthcare, education, and so on. Beyond these, everything built on Web2 can be bridged to Web3 in the future using a blockchain OS like CSTI which offers better security and transparency. So the use cases are endless.