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Bitcoin Mars

Bitcoin Mars

One day in the not too distant future, Bitcoin and its derivatives must go to Mars. Mars can range up to 22 min away by speed of light, yet block propagation among Bitcoin miners must occur every 10 min, on average. What now? This subreddit was created to investigate the world of ideas in near-future space colonisation, and which of the various derivatives of Bitcoin, or other crypto tech, is most likely to be capable of permissionlessly provoking it.

Open source software powers Mars Helicopter, links

16 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Powell Quesne

"As Jupiter's magnetic field sweeps past Io, electrons from the moon are accelerated..these electrons generate 'decameter' radio waves..[Juno] can 'listen' to this radio emission" Listen. Read. Mars Helicopter dev: "We're flying an open-source operat...

Declaration of Crypto-Independence

7 Jul 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

As of July 2021, has joined the freeside. To find out what that means, you will need to read the Declaration of Crypto-Independence. An excerpt follows, with continuation link at bottom... ARE YOU FREE? Or are you not yet free? Are yo...

Slamming political outgroups is what goes viral online, links

7 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

"First spacewalk outside China's new orbital station to set up cameras and other equipment..Liu attached his feet to a platform at the end of a remote-controlled arm that held him in place while he used an electric drill" Read. Why every set of insid...

Quantum crypto-disruption delayed, links

19 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

One of the coolest things about spacewalks rarely nailed by science fiction is the enormous value of a drone tech assist: "It has an elbow, shoulders and even wrists, and it [is] the first robot able to 'walk' around the Russian part of the Space Sta...

How Bitcoin (Cash) gets our ass to Mars

19 Jun 2021 7 minute read 3 comments Powell Quesne

The columnar view slides about fifty places to the right until it's centred on the scroll of robotics, as requested, and then the human anchormen take centre screen. They look like classic, old-school robots -- two of them, clad in riveted metal cyli...

Bitcoin Mars, the node, as described by the eponymous novel

18 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

(snoopset) "--dictated pointlessly by a blockchain's consensus rules, a group running a splinter node fired back by implementing a competing consensus rule, rejecting the first rule, and demanding the pronunciation 'doagcoin' instead, and that is act...

Bandwidth Explosion: 800 Gigabit Ethernet, links

17 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Powell Quesne

Bandwidth Explosion: "An optical solution that uses four 200 Gbps wavelength lanes to reach 800 GbE." Read. "Of more than 9,000 satellites sent into orbit since 1957, SpaceX has already deployed 1,677." Read. "Promising advances in rocket propulsion"...

Key excerpt from "Bitcoin Mars" on Bitcoin mining's response energy utilisation (REU)

15 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

"Quit showing off, Brent," says Leon, bounding wider of the crater to avoid the dust billowing. (snoopset) "Look who's talkin'... Neil!"Leon says, "Hippity hoppity!" Terrain can get tricky this close to the rim, but he is well-practised enough to han...

Energy-conscious mission statement for

15 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne is a science fiction website based upon the potential near and far future uses of a real Bitcoin Mars Forking Node (which, in its most experimental form, will be known as the Bitcoin Titan Forking Node). The Bitcoin Mars Forking Node...

Introducing... "Bitcoin Mars"

13 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Powell Quesne

"CHAINSPLIT!" It's a rim howler, alright. It's not just a distant, ghostly, undifferentiated whine anymore. He can hear the regular scooping of the thing's initial roar through his space helmet. The wall has to be right in front of him now, just beyo...