New DTube Swag! Available Now!

New DTube Swag! Available Now!

DTube is quickly becoming one of the top STEEM apps and we are super excited. It is already providing tremendous value to the STEEM community.

D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.

D.Tube is a great alternative to YouTube for content creators and we wanted to add some gear for DTube enthusiasts and supporters.

DTube and Steemit are both decentralized apps on The STEEM blockchain. Dtube is an application fully written in javascript, that runs in the browser, that allows you to upload and watch videos on top of the IPFS Network. The app uses STEEM (which has a3 second block time) as a database and enables monetization directly from both uploads and engagement on the platform.

The Gear:

More On The D.Tube Project

 

Crypto incentive

D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.

Resistant to censorship

Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can censor it, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.

A fair platform

On DTube, there are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. All of DTube’s data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection.

Ads free

To deliver the best user experience D.Tube runs without advertising. Users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.

About IPFS:

IPFS is a protocol that enables decentralized file storage. The principle behind it is called Distributed Hash Tables (DHT). The same principle also powers the BitTorrent network. Just like how cryptocurrency uses asymmetrical cryptography, DHT networks will hash contents in order to be able to identify a file. The hash becomes the identifier of a file, and it’s as easy as re-hashing a file and making sure the hashes match to ensure the file that was sent to us is the original.

IPFS is an open-source and actively developed protocol. It has a bright future ahead.

Source: about.d.tube

Tether Just Got Hacked! Thief Runs Off With $31 Million In Crypto

Tether Just Got Hacked! Thief Runs Off With $31 Million In Crypto

Just out, The cryptocurrency, Tether has been hacked. And the hacker has run off with $31 million worth of tokens.

Currently Tether is at #20 on coinmarketcap.com totaling $634,400,000. The startup company from Santa Monica, California provides a Dollar backed cryptocurrency. Basically Tether enables traditional currency to be used like digital currency. They facilitate US dollar, Euro, and soon Yen transfers between crypto exchanges such as Bitfinex and Poloniex.

From thehackernews.com:

According to an announcement on the company’s official website posted today, the unknown hacker stole the tokens (worth $30,950,010) from the Tether Treasury wallet on November 19 and sent them to an unauthorized Bitcoin address.

The stolen tokens will not be redeemed, but the company is in the process of attempting token recovery in order to prevent them from entering the broader cryptocurrency market.

The attacker is holding stolen funds at the following bitcoin address:

16tg2RJuEPtZooy18Wxn2me2RhUdC94N7r

 

About Tether:

 

 

Worried About Getting Hacked?

One of the main pillars of the cryptocurrency industry is real ownership. With your private keys you can prove that digital currency is yours and that you control it. With traditional central banks, they hold you money and technically own your account. They control it, not you.

This is a huge advantage and improvement of banking and money systems of the past. However, with real ownership comes real responsibility and stewardship. Do your due diligence and research on crypto projects. Many have secure and decentralized blockchains, but not all.

We suggest diversifying your crypto portfolio to hedge against the loss via hacking. And store you crypto across several wallets. We also advise people to use decentralized exchanges such as BitShares. Centralized exchanges and platform are vulnerable to hacks, truly decentralized systems are not.

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Have You Heard The BITCOIN ALL THE WAY UP Song By Jeff Berwick?

Have You Heard The BITCOIN ALL THE WAY UP Song By Jeff Berwick?

Most of us have heard about Bitcoin’s tremendous gains over the spring and summer of 2017. It feels like it was just yesterday when we were writing about Kim Dotcom predicting a $2000 Bitcoin, which it of course reached and has now touched $5000.

Jeff Berwick of the Dollar Vigilante and Anarchapulco conference has released a video in celebration and anticipation for what Bitcoin will do next.

Check it out:

BITCOIN ALL THE WAY UP – The Dollar Vigilante feat. Freenauts

Berwick decided to lay down his track over the popular song All The Way Up by Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, and Infared.

Freenauts joins Berwick in this epic Bitcoin track. They lay down solid rhymes and call out some of the people behind the most popular fiat money schemes.

We wanted to make sure this awesome video is on our blog. We suggest you share it on your social media and create a cd for your car with this song as every track. 😁

Did you know Steemit has a new video application called DTUBE? It stands for Decentralized tube and the videos are posted on the STEEM blockchain. The videos are stored and hosted on IPFS, a distributed file sharing and storage system.

Watch Bitcoin All The Way Up on DTUBE

If you haven’t heard about STEEMIT or you haven’t joined yet, what are you waiting for?

Steemit.com is the world’s fastest growing decentralized social media platform. Steemit connects to a robust blockchain database called Steem. This blockchain database distributes rewards in cryptocurrency to the users who bring the best content (blogs, comments, videos etc.) to the Steemit site.

We put all of our blog posts on Steemit under @bitcoinshirtz. Make sure to follow us!

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What Is Bitcoin Cash & How to Claim Your Coins

What Is Bitcoin Cash & How to Claim Your Coins

So What Is Bitcoin Cash?

Have you been asking yourself what is Bitcoin Cash? Lots of people have and it is because currently Bitcoin is facing a scalability issue. The blockchain needs to be faster if it is to support more users and more demand.

Segregated Witness or Segwit is one answer to this issue. The Segwit update to the Bitcoin software intends to speed up the network and address the network scaling issues. However there are people who believe these updates are not what they seem. Segwit changes how blocks are stored. Essentially new storage space is created in Bitcoin’s blocks, which is not subject to the 1MB size limit but rather a separate 0.7MB limit. The witness data( aka transaction info about inputs and outputs) is moved to this new storage space freeing up room in the original space with a 1MB limit.

Bitcoin Cash is the other alternative that simply raises the block limit to 8MB.

On August 1st Bitcoin Cash hard forked the Bitcoin blockchain. It is now its own digital token, separate from Bitcoin (BTC).

On August 24th, Segwit activated on the Bitcoin blockchain.

We encourage you to read our post on The Hard Truth About Segwit.

How To Claim Your Bitcoin Cash

If you had any amount of Bitcoin prior to the August 1st fork, you should be able to claim your share of Bitcoin Cash.

If you read our previous post, Preparing For The BIP 148 Bitcoin Fork – How To Protect Your Digital Assets we included advice on exporting your wallet private keys prior to the fork. The important part being the Bitcoin should be stored in a wallet where you have full control (ownership of private keys). This means moving BTC off the exchanges.

If you use the Exodus Wallet you can easily use their feature to search the wallet for BCH and then send it to an external BCH address.

If you use a wallet like Mycelium you can use the following instructions to claim your BCH.

We were successfully able to claim Bitcoin Cash with the Coinomi wallet for Android. The BTC was originally in a Mycelium wallet and we followed the following instructions per https://medium.com/@coinomi/collecting-your-free-bitcoin-cash-coins-44fcc6008bb6

[UPDATE] How to get Bitcoin Cash from many wallet/software/services with Coinomi

Please consult this article: https://coinomi.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/29000013719-how-to-get-bitcoin-cash-from-many-wallet-software-services-with-coinomi

Add BitcoinCash

Now open your wallet, click on the top left menu, then hit the “+ COINS” button in the button and select “BitcoinCash” from the (mind-blowing) list of Coinomi’s 79 supported coins and 200 tokens.

A pop-up dialogue will appear, asking if BitcoinCash should be added. Hit the “ADVANCED SETTINGS” button. If you clicked “Add” instead you need to delete your BitcoinCash wallet and add a new one. In the “Derivation Path” please enter:

M/44H/0H/0H

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Are You Listening To Bitcoin Music?

Are You Listening To Bitcoin Music?

Music has powered some of the biggest movements in human history. For every niche and passion there is music that caters to it. Bitcoin is no different. There are lots of bitcoin music to be found online. Raps about Bitcoin, rock songs for the blockchain, and tunes for most of the alt coins as well. Most notably is the Dogecoin crypto. You can find videos for just about all of these on Youtube.

To our surprise, we recently discovered some Bitcoin themed tracks in the Country genre that are super catchy.

Here are two songs written and arranged by John Barrett.

Add them to your playlist ASAP.

You’re welcome. 😎

Ode To Satoshi Lyrics

Well Satoshi Nakamoto that’s a name I love to say
And we don’t know much about him, but he came to save the day
When he wrote about the way things are
and the way things ought to be
He gave us all a protocol this world had never seen

 

Oh Bitcoin as you’re going into the old Blockchain
Oh Bitcoin I know you’re going to reign, gonna reign
Till everybody knows, everybody knows,
till everybody knows your name

 

Down the road it will be told about the Death of Old MtGox
About traitors trading alter coins and minors mining blocks
But them good old boys back in Illinois
and on down through Tennessee
See they don’t care to be a millionaire,
they’re just wanting to be free

 

Oh Bitcoin as you’re going into the old Blockchain
Oh Bitcoin I know you’re going to reign, gonna reign
Till everybody knows, everybody knows,
till everybody knows your name

 

From the ghettos of Calcutta to the halls of Parliament
While the bankers count Our money out for every government
Old Bitcoin flies on through the skies of Virtuality
A promise to deliver us from age old Tyranny

 

Oh Bitcoin as you’re going into the old Blockchain
Oh Bitcoin I know you’re going to reign, gonna reign
Till everybody knows, everybody knows,
till everybody knows your name
Till everybody knows, everybody knows,
till everybody knows your

“Give me some Exposure”

Everybody knows your name

 

Singing:
Oh Lord pass me some more
Oh Lord before I have to go
Oh Lord pass me some more
Oh Lord . . . before I have to . . .
go . . .

Lowdown Bitcoin Blues Lyrics

 

Wasted all my time back in ’09 I should have been mining blocks
Now all I’ve got’s a Dogecoin rig and holes in my Alpaca socks

 

I got them low down Bitcoin Blues I’m cryin
Hear the low down Bitcoin news I ain’t lying to you
Low down Bitcoin Blues I’m dyin honey
Low down Bitcoin Blues

 

BTC convention came to my hometown at last
I had to sell my only bitcoin just to buy a 2 day pass

 

I got them low down Bitcoin Blues I’m cryin
Hear the low down Bitcoin news I ain’t lying to you
Low down Bitcoin Blues I’m dyin honey
Low down Bitcoin Blues

 

Took a trip to China . . . town for Beef chow mein to go
Fortune cookie told me “We no taking bitcoin anymore”

 

I got them low down Bitcoin Blues I’m cryin
Hear the low down Bitcoin news I ain’t lying to you
Low down Bitcoin Blues I’m dyin honey
Low down Bitcoin Blues

 

I went up town to see my CPA for some advice
He told me death and taxes son and then just roll Satoshi Dice.

 

I got them low down Bitcoin Blues I’m cryin
Hear the low down Bitcoin news I ain’t lying to you
Low down Bitcoin Blues I’m dyin honey
Low down Bitcoin Blues.

Dash Hires Security Team To Analyze And Test The Dash Blockchain

Dash Hires Security Team To Analyze And Test The Dash Blockchain

Dash, the cryptocurrency known for focusing on payments and anonymity, has reached consensus within the Dash community to hire a cyber security team to inspect the Dash blockchain and seek out any possible vulnerabilities.

Dash has choosen to use Bugcrowd. “With a powerful platform and team of experts, Bugcrowd connects organizations to a global crowd of trusted security researchers.”

From Ryan Taylor, Dash Core CEO:

“As Dash gains more mainstream attention, identifying and fixing vulnerabilities is absolutely imperative. Bug bounty programs attract fresh eyes to review code which ensures white-hat hackers help identify any security flaws. Providing strong incentives to attract experienced programmers is one of the many tools we have at our disposal to ensure the Dash codebase is as robust as possible.”

“Our landmark release, Evolution, aims to completely redefine how a digital currency functions and will be available for Alpha testing in December. Providing that optimal user experience requires a massive change to the underlying technology. The more improvements Dash adds to the original Bitcoin code, which Dash is based on, means we will continue to invest heavily in ensuring our product meets the highest standard possible. Because digital currencies store wealth and facilitate the transfer of payments, it is critical that we take all measures possible to make absolutely sure that even minor software bugs are addressed.”

Source: cryptoninjas.net

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