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Assets Board / Re: [ANN] [nXtGen Mining] The next generation of mining!
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:03:42 am »
Interesting, but frustrating, times indeed.  I can't earn NXT fast enough to get a solid ground floor footing on all the assets supporting and driving the innovation.  instantDex, MGW, aieeeee!

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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Old Nxt Promotion Topics / Re: NXT on PokerStarts
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:35:27 pm »
I'd be happy if Poker Stars just re-opened play in the United States.  It was my favorite site and I've found nothing else like it.   :(

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Nxt General Discussion / Re: What if Encryption is broken?
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:12:24 pm »
Not to mention that if current crypto was anything other than unbreakable, there would be no need for the NSA to create malware which exploits routers and rewrites firmware to weaken the crypto and collude with the likes of RSA, Microsoft, Google, et all to embed mechanisms to circumvent it.

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Marketplace / Re: SELLING: A Picture Of The Butt That Saved Bter*
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:52:12 pm »
You're gorgeous, Cobalt.  :-)  And are those w-w-wedges you're wearing?    *swoon*

Next time I'm by my wallet... 

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If I stumbled across the same hack.. I think the right move would be to empty the wallet, contact BTER and inform them that they had a huge bug....

A huge bug?  The only "bug" was Bter's poor management of their NXT wallet.  Nothing regarding NXT as a protocol was exploited.

It is curious that he only went after Nxt, as I understand it, he found he had access to plenty of other private keys, why not just set-up wallets for all of them and empty them all into his account.  Why only Nxt?

A most intriguing question that I, myself, have asked and would love to see freeworm's thoughts about.

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=4478.msg84336#msg84336

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=4478.msg84617#msg84617


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I am largely satisfied by the recovery of about 85% of the stolen NXT, but I still find the role of Bter throughout this saga suspect at best. 

The haphazard throwing of BTC at the thief, the amateurish negotiation tactics, and the scant updates provided (the less information you offer, the less you have to lie about) -- it was the stuff out of the pages of a badly written comic book.

I maintain that the entire thrust behind the theft, whether Bter colluded or not, was to damage NXT as a currency and a philosophy.  If I recall correctly, the desire was expressed to see if NXT would fork.  That stresses to me all the more that the crime wasn't so much a theft as it was a social experiment conducted on the NXT community, because a fork very nearly occurred, but fortunately didn't.  And that raises my suspicions even more, because the time to give the NXT back was when the fork was most likely to happen, because he would never have been able to move it out of the account.  But only after "not rolling back" was a foregone conclusion that he agreed to give up control of 1.6 million worth of NXT for only $50,000 of BTC, with Bter looking like the hero.

No, I'm not buying it.

These are just my thoughts, guys -- the mental meanderings of a closet madman.  But in spite of this week's travails, NXT is coming away even stronger by virtue of yet one more distinction:  The only cryptocurrency that I can recall which has managed to recover 85% of funds stolen after a breach.

Usually, that number is zero.  Why wouldn't you use NXT now?

Never have I been more proud to be a member of the NXT community.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS

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Just caught up.

Omg, Cobalt.  Lol.

There's just something about "balls out" nasty girls that get me all ....

You're my hero.  :-)

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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Nxt General Discussion / Re: java not found
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:02:25 am »
If you can confirm that Java works by successfully loading a webpage that requires it, my only guess is the file that you are launching NRS with is indicating the wrong path for the java executable.

Another possibility is you have competing versions of Java if you didn't uninstall the old before installing new.  If it's a Windows machine, try going into Control Panel and see what you find under Java there.



NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS

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Nxt General Discussion / Re: The Reorg: Postmortem
« on: August 16, 2014, 09:08:23 pm »
And regarding the price of NXT, sure "the days are young", but there has been sufficient time to "dump and run", if that was the order of the day.  But just last week, NXT was trading as low as .000052, so until it drops well below .00005, then it's business as usual, as far as I'm concerned, apart from what has been already depressing the price down from .000085 just two weeks ago.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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Nxt General Discussion / Re: The Reorg: Postmortem
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:01:34 pm »
Forgive me, gentlemen, but how would AC have mitigated the theft in the  case of Bter?   If I understand correctly, this was not some kind of side-window intrusion where something was faked or spoofed, the attacker walked through the front door and manipulated the wallet directly.
As I understand it, with AC account restrictions are applied even to the account owner, so would defend against a hacker having the password. A restriction like only being able to move 10% of the account's balance per day would have limited losses. A restriction like only being allowed to move funds between 9am and 10am would have made the attack much harder to pull off.

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And how is this indicative of NXT "needing to be fixed"?
The issue isn't specific to Nxt. With all crypto-currencies, you are your own banker. People seem to need help with that.

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The problem is you can't fix stupid.
There are changes that can help.

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NXT has resumed trading on Cryptsy and, what do you know, the price hasn't crashed.  So whatever was meant to happen via the events of yesterday has failed to manifest.
It's early days.

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How about this: If we are so intent on controlling future goings on regarding NXT, how about effecting, in whatever manner the community can, the de-listing of NXT from the Bter market, assuming it survives, which I have a strong suspicion it will do quite handily in spite of the contrition.
What would that achieve? How can we know other exchanges aren't equally foolish? I'd like to think Bter has learnt from the experience. Now they've been bitten once, they are less likely to be bitten again than other exchanges. Let's not forget the times Bter has helped our community in the past.
My point regarding advocating the removal of the NXT markets from Bter center around the specific nature of the attack.  There remains some unanswered and very important questions regarding how Bter has responded, its general silence, how the attack occurred, and, especially, why NXT was they only currency absconded with.  That, in effect, suggests to me that the attack was more "personal" in nature, rather than a random crime of opportunity.  And until Bter can satisfactorily answer those questions, then I cannot believe it is acting within the best interests of the community, regardless of the lip service we've seen posted on Bter's behalf within these forum threads.

I feel for those who have been stung by the theft.  I really do.  But I don't deal in emotion.  I deal with reality and though I lost nothing to yesterday's events, as a member of the NXT community, Bter has a lot of work to do to separate itself from the suspicion of being complicit in the crime and absolving its reputation.

If that seems harsh, then, yeah I guess it is.  But we're not talking about jellybeans.  We're talking the reputation of a currency of untold potential, which I am jealous of and wish to see protected.  In addition, we're talking about real money, for which I play for keeps.

And if Bter is unwilling or able to come clean with some hard facts and good answers to important questions, then I will see it buried as a reputable entity for doing business.  Sure, MGW and secureAE will help in making much of that risk trivial, but until we get those crates off of the ground, we as a community need the help and support of entities interested in more than the apparent cutting of NXT off at the knees because its only sin is that it's too innovative.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS

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Nxt General Discussion / Re: The Reorg: Postmortem
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:14:32 pm »
NXT has resumed trading on Cryptsy and, what do you know, the price hasn't crashed.  So whatever was meant to happen via the events of yesterday has failed to manifest.

dude Nxt can't be deposited on Cryptsy... its NXT deposits are broken. please check the other exchanges and see what's happening... it's nasty. one can clearly see where its going :/
It makes sense that deposits would be blocked because we aren't sure where the stolen funds might be able to go, but I just traded BTC for NXT and the price had been stable at around .000064.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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Nxt General Discussion / Re: The Reorg: Postmortem
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:08:12 pm »
Forgive me, gentlemen, but how would AC have mitigated the theft in the case of Bter?   If I understand correctly, this was not some kind of side-window intrusion where something was faked or spoofed.  The attacker walked through the front door and manipulated the wallet directly.

And how is this indicative of NXT "needing to be fixed"?  There was no feature of the NXT protocol that was exploited in the theft.  It is tantamount to a guy driving a bus through a church picnic because the keys were left in it.  And now the discussion is seeming to center on the notion of making so busses can never leave the road again.

The problem is you can't fix stupid.  And leaving the proverbial "keys to daddy's car" laying about for just anyone to grab is about as stupid as it gets when other peoples' money is involved.

I read through that ridiculously long threadnought yesterday and picked up on the suspicions of some that all may not be what it seems regarding the incident, namely the fact that just the NXT was stolen when there were a number of other accounts to pillage.  That suggests to me that the theft was not simple snatch and grab, but an attack on NXT itself and what it represents.  The actions and reactions (or the lack thereof) on the part of Bter make the situation even more suspect.

NXT has resumed trading on Cryptsy and, what do you know, the price hasn't crashed.  So whatever was meant to happen via the events of yesterday has failed to manifest.

How about this: If we are so intent on controlling future goings on regarding NXT, how about effecting, in whatever manner the community can, the de-listing of NXT from the Bter market, assuming it survives, which I have a strong suspicion it will do quite handily in spite of the contrition.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS

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I'm surprised nobody mentions Cryptsy as an alternate centralized exchange to BTER. I use them almost exclusively and like them.

They ended up with horrible reputation due to continuous problems a couple of months ago.
Been working fine for me for a couple months. They're nxt wallet is offline right now, I think, do to the current situation. I can't place orders. Haven't tried depositing or withdrawing.
I'll second that.  Those of you railing against Cryptsy obviously haven't used it recently.  My last three withdrawals of NXT have been received by my wallet within an hour of the request. 

And as for "trustworthiness" (chuckling), whom now do you run to?  Exchanges are not banks.  Your assets are at risk regardless of whether they are in the order book.

And though an apparent lack of empathy might be off putting, you were a fool to think differently.

I initially voted (in the poll) in favor of the rollback, but I've taken time to reconsider, as many have.  If we go back and change history, at it were -- this one time because the hubris and negligence were so egregious -- then we can come up with any manner of justification at a later time.

No, preserve the virginity and integrity of the block chain.  If you soil it this (one) time to satisfy a carnal need for justice and redemption, you ruin it forever.

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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What's the IP of your node?  I'll try checking to see if my node sees your hallmark, then relaunch my node if it doesn't, and check to see if it sees it then...maybe it's MY node that needs to be regularly rebooted! lol

Cobalt, I believe I was able to solve my problem.  Just waiting a bit to see.

Thanks.

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What's the IP of your node?  I'll try checking to see if my node sees your hallmark, then relaunch my node if it doesn't, and check to see if it sees it then...maybe it's MY node that needs to be regularly rebooted! lol

Also, cobalt, is there a way for a client to verify that a hallmark is being sent?  Your search may be in vain if I cannot be certain my configuration is correct and you have plenty else to focus your time on than chasing ghosts.

EDIT: Of course I could help us all a little better by not letting my file system run out of space, thus causing the client to puke after trying to write something to disk.  *sigh*  Omg.

-Rich

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I upgraded to NRS version 1.2.4 about six hours ago, and my hallmark isn't being seen by any of the peers I've polled via the link you've provided, cobalt. 

The one time my hallmark was seen (coincidentally about an hour before you paid out the latest batch) was when I generated a hallmark with the DNS name of my IP address, rather than the IP address itself.  The NXT client, however, didn't like that very much, because I lost the ability to send messages or NXT.  And I didn't get that functionality back until I generated another hallmark using just my numeric IP address.

I've been over the docs and my config file several times.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

What's the IP of your node?  I'll try checking to see if my node sees your hallmark, then relaunch my node if it doesn't, and check to see if it sees it then...maybe it's MY node that needs to be regularly rebooted! lol

IP address: 99.47.218.132

NXT Acct: NXT-6FC9-DGWA-XHFN-765BS


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I upgraded to NRS version 1.2.4 about six hours ago, and my hallmark isn't being seen by any of the peers I've polled via the link you've provided, cobalt. 

The one time my hallmark was seen (coincidentally about an hour before you paid out the latest batch) was when I generated a hallmark with the DNS name of my IP address, rather than the IP address itself.  The NXT client, however, didn't like that very much, because I lost the ability to send messages or NXT.  And I didn't get that functionality back until I generated another hallmark using just my numeric IP address.

I've been over the docs and my config file several times.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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Cryptoasset.fund projects / Re: [ANN] Coinomat.com
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:56:12 pm »
I'll reply in English so everyone understands.
This is our error so we can't make you return it, it won't effect your future dividends.


Your errant NXT has been returned.  I know it's been a slow month for Coinomat.  Best success in the upcoming Fall.

-Rich

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Official Nxt Releases / Re: NRS v1.2.3
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:14:12 pm »

Can't replicate. Is this a specific version of chrome? What OS? You don't fill in any of the advanced settings?

I was able to fix it, wesley.  For the NSC Project, I generated a hallmark and specified the DNS name of my public IP address, instead of the IP address itself.  For whatever reason, the client doesn't seem to like that very much. 

As soon as I took the name out, inserted the IP address, and re-generated the hallmark, I was able to send myself a NXT message.

-Rich

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