The failed Forkcoin referred to as "bitcoin cash" has been hit by its own contentious hardfork. A Roger VER-ified1 client called ABC decided to implement new rules from an "official roadmap" while a client backed by notorious fraudster Craig 'Hoaxtoshi' Wright decided not to. As of this writing one chain has more blocks committed than the other, but the clear losers appear to be all parties involved in this dispute including those furthest on the periphery who let themselves become affected by it through failing to appropriately discount the deficits in credibility attached to the folks positioned as "leaders" in this incredibly sour and bitter wank competition.
In a legally and morally dubious move Roger Ver's mining pool redirected hash power subscribers intended to aim a mining actual Bitcoin to instead prop up his favored side of the Forkcoin. ↩
In a petition to the US District Court for Eastern Virginia, US Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger and Assistant US Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer argue for issuing sealed charges in a case titled "United States of America v. SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI" with SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI presumably being a pseudonym for the defendant who may not be named. Except further down in the document a failure in redaction yields gold:
Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.
And a bit further down:
The complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrant, as well as this motion and the proposed order, would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.
And so any order to seal the charges being leveled at Julian Assange is moot. If there are not already sealed charges against Assange in different pseudonymously obscured case, it can be assumed there will be in another regardless of the determination in this one. Full text below: Continue reading →
Today the "entertainment" press is clogged with stories of which celebrity homes have burned, and which are next in line to be consumed by a wildfire tearing through the Pantsuit fiat-affluent left coast stronghold of Malibu. A number of washed up has beens long out of the paparazzi eye including Martin Sheen suddenly found renewed attention as "missing" persons for evacuating without press escorts.
Reports are emerging that Venezuela is attempting to repatriate 14 tons of gold from the United Kingdom (archived). The British are obstructing by insisting plans be offered for the gold after it is removed from their custody, though they could be stalling for a lack of actual gold to deliver. Meanwhile new USG sanctions this week target people involved in the gold trade who do business with Venezuela making insurance for the shipment difficult to acquire, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that a Bolivarian Navy warship could ferry 14 tons of cargo across the Atlantic.
Two weeks into the effort to capture the local cannabis market launched by a criminal organization referring to themselves as the "Canadian Government", they are without product to sell (archived). New actors in the cannabis market aligned with this upstart Canadian cartel are failing to keep up with demand for the most easily cultivated crop of of commercial value ever developed. Physical store fronts are reducing hours and closing for much of the week as they face a complete absence of any product to sell. The shortages are not of any particular kind or grade of cannabis in a way that suggests misreading demand in a selective consumer market. The shortages are of any weed at all.
They surrender their failed efforts to be a cartel, admit their mistakes, and open the market up by tossing the rulebook.
They reach out to the people they tried to squash in a spirit of friendship and hope their efforts are met with forgiveness.
They continune their effortful ignoring of the black and gray markets in the end writing off their own cartel play as a public health service achieving a Uruguay situation.
The claws come out and in the name of revenue "legalization" is made more oppresive by tax agents than prohibition ever was.
It is still early in the game, and there is little information on how this criminal organization which decided to get into the drug trade is going to play the collision between their plans and reality. However, persons at risk if the claws do come out are advised to maintain their operational security without relaxing simply because "legalization" is the word of the day. It is necessary to remember the enemy is indeed a criminal organization that decided to attempt capturing the local drug trade.
The daily hate's latest target Gab is set up to have Godaddy steal their domain name as Godaddy tends to do. This is problematic for "all comers" toilets which need the centralized registries, but breaking dependence on centralized DNS is very recommended. In a lesser setback worthy of noting for the indictment, Medium.com suspended Gab's account on their platform and in the process deleted an apologetic post by the Gab team where they announced their cooperation with "law enforcement" among other things.
Gab, a twitter alternative that welcomes all comers,1 has lost its hosting after the Pantsuit made a fuss over one of their anti-Trump users trying to shoot up a ceremony celebrating the Jewish Covenant of Circumcision (archived). The shooter happened to have an account on Gab where he was likely radicalized into terrorism by US "law enforcement", and an ISP calling itself "Joylent" decided they couldn't continue taking Gab's money while the media was talking about Gab. Paypal joined in and decided they couldn't handle Gab's money.
In this world where Bitcoin exists with the Republican, Pantsuit resistant, PizarroISP running, there is little reason for people interested in publishing with censorship resistance to resort to heathen solutions open to all comers.
While Gab insists they are a "free speech" alternative to Twitter, they crack down on "illegal content" in a disappointing buy in to Pantsuit insanity. ↩