Bought a Ledger from the Ledger Amazon Store. They sent me a USED Ledger with a seed already written down. HELLO SCAM! It wasn’t shrink wrapped. Really pissed right now, cuz If I was a Noob, I may have used this seed.

Bought a Ledger from the Ledger Amazon Store. They sent me a USED Ledger with a seed already written down. HELLO SCAM! It wasn't shrink wrapped. Really pissed right now, cuz If I was a Noob, I may have used this seed. submitted by /u/SpaceDuckTech
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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

On the 9th birthday of Bitcoin, I’d urge everyone who hasn’t yet read Satoshi’s 9-page* white-paper to read it. It’s brilliantly written, and with a lot of newbie’s coming in to the community, this is a must read!

Link to the white paper is here – https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

*9th page is the reference page. so really, it's only 8 pages.

I was just re-reading it, and i really enjoy Satoshi's outright sass in it. For example, when talking about 'greedy attackers' :

"He ought to find it more profitable to play by the rules, such rules that favour him with more new coins than everyone else combined, than to undermine the system and the validity of his own wealth."

and you can see that he was aware and conscious about node's being able to store the blocks with commonly found hardware:

"A block header with no transactions would be about 80 bytes. If we suppose blocks are generated every 10 minutes, 80 bytes * 6 * 24 * 365 = 4.2MB per year. With computer systems typically selling with 2GB of RAM as of 2008, and Moore's Law predicting current growth of 1.2GB per year, storage should not be a problem even if the block headers must be kept in memory."

happy reading!

EDIT – I've unknowingly sort of delved into the block-size/scaling debate in the last bit above. Not my intention. Bitcoin itself has evolved from the original white paper. Satoshi himself had found ways to improve on top of the white paper during the days he was active. My point here is to appreciate the great invention and truly understand it as told my the author/creator himself 🙂

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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet