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  1. stan.distortion

    Pre-proposal: Renewable enegy DAO

    Time to dig this back up again, it's become kinda important. The original first post probably isn't worth reading, far too many technicals on individual installations and nothing like enough getting to the point. It's a zero profit DAO to run a renewable energy network. All our major...
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    Should we QUIT platform-evolution?

    What if we had a killer problem looking for a solution? A hell of a lot of people are about to have a serious problem with energy and it's something a DAO can fix, a zero profit renewable energy network. Consumers get the offer of half price electricity in return for allowing access to a...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    It's worth having a read over GNUnet, it already has a lot of those aspects covered and a whole host of other security, storage and networking features. Not saying it's the ideal solution, I'd imagine Platform would need something far more tailored to its needs and there are probably far better...
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    Should we QUIT platform-evolution?

    I'll probably get a lifetime ban and my entire post history deleted if I mention projects but the only thing I can think of that hasn't been implemented elsewhere is DAPI and my knowledge is far from extensive, could be someone has beaten us to that one too. Don't get me wrong, Dash does have...
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    Should we QUIT platform-evolution?

    Other projects have already beaten us to much of platforms functionality by a few years and don't seem to be booming on account of it. Personally I think Dapps, advanced tokens etc. have practically limitless potential and are well worth perusing but how long that actually takes to take off is...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    I'm not talking about Platform, if that can't make efficient use of any and all resources available then it won't go the distance, just masternodes. It would apply to full nodes too ofc but that's the price you pay to handle craploads of (monetary) transactions with absolute security and it...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    The situation in reverse could work out well, concentration of wealth is gonna happen regardless of how many MNs run, that's just how it works in the real world and for the MN's that might not be not a bad thing. They provide security and coordination, full duplication on high spec hardware...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    I'd agree with you on the binary options, others could certainly work but it's hard enough to get MN's to vote so complications wont help. Platform certainly offers the opportunity for much more sophisticated and tailored voting but participation will always be tricky.
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    It's a recognised legal entity that's had a long-standing vulnerability where a small number of large stakeholders can gain veto power over the decision making process (and that's built in so I guess that makes it legitimate). Now we have a proposed update that's would allow a few large...
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    Dash, nor any of its subcomponents, can allow Censorship of any kind.

    Amen to that! Those are values that brought crypto into being but a question worth bringing up is traceability. We accept it, being able to follow a coin all the way back to creation if a fundamental component, a basis of trust. Does the same apply to stored data? It probably does, much of that...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    If you're determined to go the centralised and censorable route the just get on with it, there's no need for any screwing around with rewards. Plenty of MNOs will run it just to contribute, MN rewards are still over 10x VPS costs and their incentive is to see that figure get higher. Sacrificing...
  12. stan.distortion

    Pre-Proposal: 50-50-Voting

    Looks like a meritocracy web of trust kind of thing. Wouldn't work for the Dash DAO because everything revolves around the collateral but something similar would be ideal for DAO's along the lines of Incubator and the DMH but needs dynamic rather than fixed allocation because the 'fair' value...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    There is no difference, if one can be censored then so can the other. You use knives, right? But they get used in murders every day! The tool cannot be held accountable for the uses to which it is put and exactly the same thing applies to money, it's part of the definition of money. Why should...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Trust in DCG is deep into the red, you've definitely been pushing it back up but it's so far into the negative that DCG would be better liquidated and reformed imho. I'd say this issue is the straw that broke the camels back, the real issue was finding out we'd been hoodwinked with endless...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    WTF? How many other technical discussions have been somehow deleted from this forum?
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    That's assuming shared masternodes actually arrive, should some unforeseen issue crop up that would result in a very small handful of whales receiving twice the block rewards of the entire treasury. Maybe that sounds far fetched, apparently trustless masternode shares are ready to go but after...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Tbh, the past 5 pages or so (and the 1st few) is all I've read and I don't really feel like going over the other 10 or 12 looking for point to brainstorm when discussion is falling of deaf ears (or quietly going into an IP portfolio just like most of Blockstreams "innovations"). Distributed...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Where's the flaw with all nodes as one big cluster, a distributed supercomputer running Platform? It wasn't intended as a serious suggestion but it's far more powerful than any of the three proposals and zero arguments have been put against it. Please don't muddy the waters by choosing to ignore...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Ffs, take a chill pill. Can't say I agree with all you've said there but I can't really argue with the sentiment. Down even looks like it might be the intended trajectory, keep enough nodes to run when rewards don't cover server costs. Edit: That's the best outcome imo, it might open the door...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Proof of service is a key component, ideally it's also payments, the block rewards are distributed based on the amount of verifiable work done.
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    How many blockchain related thoughts and ideas do you see being discussed in here? 5 years ago there where still frequent discussion, often related to Evolution/Platform (how it could work was pretty much laid out in its entirety at one point) and they've dwindled away to nothing because none of...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    The majority wants Platform done properly, not something hastily lashed together for the sake of meeting a release date that's already several years overdue and makes unnecessary sacrifices to decentralisation. The descision that's being asked for is no better than US politics, a choice between...
  23. stan.distortion

    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    No, price is the last thing I'd mention. The economics of duplication is the killer, it can't be avoided so has to be minimised. Where peak optimisation lies is anyone's guess, a beawulf cluster running a single node might be the answer but it's not just crunching numbers, something like...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    No, it's not. You had a thriving community if ideas in here not so long ago and that died along with the whole foum due to lack of engagement by DCG. Please don't develop behind closed doors again, "we want to save it for a big release" won't cut it twice.
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    The delays so far are unacceptable. Why focus only on storage? The more use you can make of the resources you have available, the higher the competitive advantage, duplication should be kept to the bare minimum. I was going to mention beowulf clusters as an example, I hadn't looked at them in...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    As far as I know he only covered that in relation to full duplication, every node repeating the same work. If you do that then you inevitably end up with "fewer is better", a distributed network has to share its resources to have a competitive advantage over centralised services.
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Yes, distributed storage. That should come first, it turns the high node count into a strength and that can probably be expanded on, network and computational capabilities, etc. It should also sidestep the potential issue of every MNO getting arrested because some a-hole has stored immoral...
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    Should Platform run on all nodes or should Platform run only on High Performance nodes ?

    Why not? Distributed computing has been around for a long time now, is it entirely impossible that computing resources can be shared to some degree rather than duplicated?
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    Why I will be voting YES for the 10k collateral High Performance MasterNodes

    I find it hard to believe we're even having this discussion, Dash was once a role model for innovation but if it's fallen to the point where greater centralisation is the only solution then it might as well move to a single server and apply for a banking licence.
  30. stan.distortion

    Feature request, new thread notifications.

    Sorry, I hadn't spotted that. That will work, was hoping it could be done for the whole section but setting up email notifications for each sub-section will work fine :) Thanks.
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    Feature request, new thread notifications.

    Would something like that be possible, something like receiving an email notification when a new thread is posted or an RSS feed of all activity that could be filtered on the reader side? I'm looking for a way to get a notification any time a new thread is posted in the "Official Development...
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    Let's improve Core/MN and MN/Core communications and relationship and trust.

    The biggest issue imo is communication, not just DCGs communication (which is pretty good these days imo) but the whole communities. Most of it has no idea what's going on in other areas and often aren't even aware of their existence (and wouldn't be interested in following those communities if...
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    Thoughts about Dash and NFTs

    Right now this is where your best marketing happens for Platform, in the forums development section. Open source revolves around discussion, shared knowledge and innovation and that has every opportunity to thrive on Platform. When BTC got started it caused an explosion of ideas and Platform is...
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    Thoughts about Dash and NFTs

    Certainly possible but Platform can handle NFTs too and it can handle far more sophisticated NFTs than anything that puts the data on-chain.
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    Do you have experiences with energy efficient cryptocurrencies?

    Pro tip, don't believe everything you read in the papers. Mining is competitive, right? Inefficiencies get driven out, whoever can do it cheaper gets the most reward and whoever can't do it cheaply enough goes out of business. So who wins? No-one that has electricity costs, renewables and...
  36. stan.distortion

    The glory and gamification of war

    $3300 per month for mercenaries, that's what Ukraine is offering. For comparison, the typical wage in Ukraine is around $800 a month and in neighbouring (EU + NATO) Poland it's around $1000 per month. This is fxing genocide, the same BS as ISIS brought to Europe, round up the hotheads to get...
  37. stan.distortion

    DCG Discussion Regarding Allegations & Ryan Taylor Resignation

    14 hours to go on the voting deadline, possibly a little premature for congratulations but here they are all the same, congratulations to the Dash marketing team! What marketing team? I'm talking about the dark side of marketing, the dirty tricks department used to squeeze out competition. I've...
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    Thoughts about Dash and NFTs

    You're missing a couple of things: What they're capable of. How much data they use. The first is totally unforeseeable, we could have a seething great mass of the things in the near future, cross-platform and capable of interacting... hell, add in AI and they could have an entire plain of...