slush wrote:Hi Bitcoiners!
it's time for some questions and answers again... You can ask me anything about Slush Pool or TREZOR hardware wallet but I will happy to talk to you about other topics. .........
a very intuitive and easy to use tool for newcomers to Bitcoin or users with average computer skills. TREZOR is gradually expanding into a digital identity vault, we have introduced a password-less login to websites but it's potential is way more far reaching.
Slush Pool <https://mining.bitcoin.cz>
Paralelni Polis <http://www.paralelnipolis.cz/en/>
iFixBTCmemoryIssues wrote:Congrats on TREZOR!
Mysterious wrote:Have you taken any steps to mitigate ddos attacks on your nodes if/when you reenable bip 101 mining?
dill wrote:Is U2F coming? Would it be the only U2F device where it can be pin protected, backed up, and re-programmed?
ronnieb wrote:@Marek, thanks for all your contributions to the community!!
1) what would you do different in the Pool business knowing what you know now?
2) What were the biggest challenges in running a pool, starting a pool?
3) hind sight 20/20 of course, is there a better niche you could have spent your time? I guess this is simialr to question 1... but if you could do it over again would you still do pools and hardware wallets?
4) The opportunities in Bitcoin are enormous... but what do you think the top 3 are? Is it wallet software? POS deployment? What say you...
OgNasty wrote:When you started working on a mining pool for Bitcoin, did you have any idea what a large part of your life it would become? When did you realize that you might have stumbled onto something great?
bitkilo wrote:HI Marek,
Thank you for taking part in this AMA, I got a feeling that you will get a lot of questions from our members and here is mine.
A member recenly posted this: alternative-clients/two-disadvantages-of-trezor-wallet-any-solutions-t3218.html?hilit=trezor
The first question he has was quite easy to solve but the 2nd question not so easy.
He is inquiring about traveling across borders with a Trezor and how to explain the devise to airport customs/security.
Just wondering how you do or would explain this yourself and what rules apply that you know of?
I know each countrie would have different laws but is this something you have experienced?
mlangley wrote:In hindsight do you think pooled mining and/or the Stratum protocol has contributed at all to the centralization of mining? Do you see some centralization of mining infrastructure as an unavoidable necessity?
I have come to think it's a very relevant question and you can better weight people's opinions having an idea of how many Bitcoins they hold (or do not hold.) So Instead of asking their opinion on bitcoin, I'm now asking every participants the same question:"Never ask anyone for their opinion [...] Just ask them what they have -or don't have- in their portfolio"
nyeko_12 wrote:What are your opinions regarding the Blocksize-issue? are you for BIP100(increase of up to 17%)/BIP101(8 MB and up to GBs)/BIP103(2-4-8-32MB)?
Do you hold bitcoins yourself(in the trezor,web Wallet,mobile wallet or desktop wallet)?
What are you opinions regarding alt-coins such as litecoin?
What do you think about bitcoins future(block halvening,openbaazar etc)?
Are you open for a (sort of) plugin of trezor with Bitcoin Core wallet/Bitcoin XT?
risho wrote:can or will trezor be able to be used in a similar way to the yubikey on top of the bitcoin functionality it already provides? ssh keys/2fa etc.
Aussiehash wrote:Hi Slush,
Can you give a ballpark update on the number of Trezors sold to date ?
Can you elaborate at all on the shenanigans that people attempt to defraud mining pools, past and present ?
For example about 18 months ago Guild, Eligius, Bitminter and others were hit with a winning share withholding attacks and DDOS attacks. Around this time PPS options were removed by most pools, attackers had their balances witheld and Giga' s pool closed down.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic ... msg7282674
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic ... msg6060325
Do such innovative attacks still occur ? Do you think these attacks on independent pools are a proxy attack on the decentralisation of independent miners' hashrate ?
What are your thoughts on Ghash's behaviour at that time - they dropped their fee from 2% to 0%, an employee was caught double spending, and I suspected them of selfish mining/block witholding with a high orphan rate (often chains of 2-3 consecutive orphaned blocks).
What are your thoughts on SPV mining - perhaps this is an ingenius solution to larger block propagation times between pools?
Alena wrote:category silly:
Do you like giant red underpants?
I love the two Trezors I own, and really like that i can set them up to be identical, and use them interchangeably.
My question is when will you (or are you considering to) have the passphrase entry obfuscated like you do for PINs? I recognize that I might have to scroll through a few pages (with the two Trezor buttons) to see all the letter and symbol pairings. I also recognize that some people may not like it since their passphrases might use extended character sets. However, I would think that during the initial setup (or in advanced mode) the user could activate the passphrase obfuscation with the full knowledge that they are limited to a certain set of characters (upper, lower, numeric, limited symbols). This approach would give me massive peace-of-mind regarding keyloggers. Is this idea in the works?
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