General Jack's Doomsday Shenanigans

General Jack's Doomsday Shenanigans

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Ukraine's Unstoppable Cryptocurrency Support: And How You Can Help

28 Feb 2022 8 minute read 3 comments tigerbot4947

February 22nd, 2022. A date future historians will have little trouble remembering -- an unfortunate mnemonic, that in any other time might have been remembered as an amusing coincidence, only to spell the moments leading to European war in our own r...

An Annotated Response to The Gravel Institute: "Why Bitcoin Is A Scam"

14 Sep 2021 5 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

Doug Henwood of Gravel Institute, through an otherwise noble effort to provide counterpoints to the ludicrous claims of PragerU, ultimately finds himself in the unique position of succumbing to the same foibles of populism as his Institution professe...

An Overview of the P106-90 Mining Card

13 Jul 2021 7 minute read 1 comment tigerbot4947

My father works in the aviation industry, and as a consequence, he's no stranger to the frequent -- often misguided -- question of 'what kind of airplane should I buy?' among his peers. Fortunately, such a inquiry can be met with the straightforward...

How To Turn Your Macbook Into a Monero Mining Rig

7 Jun 2021 9 minute read 3 comments tigerbot4947

Step 1: Appropriate Your Hardware My poor little Macbook Pro had already gone through hell over the course of its life. It'd seen multiple hard disk failures from drops and bumps up until the day it finally beheld the majesty of the solid state drive...

I Paid For Coffee and a Peanut Butter Cup with Bitcoin!

8 May 2021 7 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

The day had come at last. I'd conducted my research on local vendors. I'd prepared a system for secure transaction signing. I'd bartered and exchanged and negotiated with people from the other side of the planet. Through the combined efforts of a tru...

A Comprehensive Guide to Buying Bitcoin Without Leaving a Trace

28 Apr 2021 14 minute read 22 comments tigerbot4947

The modern age of cryptocurrency is one marred with no shortage of irony and confusion. As people rush in a mad-scramble to a newborn system of finance without fully comprehending its deeper intricacies, motivated by impressive growth and mass adopti...

The Math Behind Mining and How to Use it to Double Your Rewards

19 Apr 2021 6 minute read 2 comments tigerbot4947

Let's suppose you were a happy little GPU, going about your business, when suddenly a program is delivered to you -- straight from your human -- for you to perform. It's a bit of an usual task. As a GPU, you're rather used to processing videos or ren...

The Clandestine Market for Unlawful Information and What Crypto Can Learn From it.

13 Apr 2021 10 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

During the totalitarian Soviet Regime, dissident intellectuals would manually transcribe and distribute important censored documents, books, and magazine articles much the same way that early friars might have, in a process known as Samizdat. The ter...

How I Successfully Mined Cryptocurrency on a Single GTX 1060

8 Apr 2021 8 minute read 16 comments tigerbot4947

The notification caught me by surprise. The final minimum payout was scheduled for around two in the morning, and I'll admit I wasn't fully awake when it came through. I scrambled to my laptop, shut my well-worn desktop program off, and checked the s...

How to Make Useful Origami from Paper Cryptocurrency Wallets

31 Mar 2021 7 minute read 1 comment tigerbot4947

I'm a fan of paper cryptocurrency wallets. I'm not sure an explanation would do them justice. It could just be that I'm a mathematics major and keeping important information for solving math problems down on fancy pieces of paper just feels really na...