Paying for Raddle(.)me Deployment

Submitted by librehash in AskRaddle (edited )

Hello everyone,

(Edit: For those looking to verify related credentials / intentions of the author, please view this link https://telegra.ph/Response-1-11-18 )

I've been juggling between lobste.rs & 'postmill'. I've spoken with Peter from lobste.rs and had a recent conversation with 'allcatsarebeautiful' in her Riot.im instance.

She was the one that told me directly to make a post on this site asking for assistance with deploying an instance.

I am not very technically inclined, but I have an extensive research team that heavily believes in the libre movement. I have the knowledge & research to help usher blockchain into a new era that will actually deploy the technology in a helpful way that doesn't just involve price speculation.

To be clear:

A) I am not invested in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency or blockchain project

B) I am not a part of any 'commercial' organization of any sort & have zero agenda

C) I have not and have no plans to launch an 'IEO' / 'ICO' or a token of any sort

D) I have spent the vast majority of the last few years of my life dedicated to generating free content to help individuals learn about the blockchain space, cryptography, OSINT, opsec, deepweb (in a non-glorifying, gimmicky way), and helping to provide tools, assistance and resources to allow folks to ensure that they retain their access to knowledge and methods of securitization

This Instance Falls in Line With Raddle's Principles

I don't know too much about the birth of this instance, but I do know that it started with Reddit's radical censorship and removal of a subreddit that should not have been removed.

I respect what has been done here and I believe that it is a huge step in the right direction. Self-hosting + exploring federated instances where censorship becomes much more difficult is the most intuitive thing to do moving forward.

Blockchain Can Help Get Us Where We Need to Be

If you're familiar with Bitcoin/blockchain, you've probably been fed the bullshit promises by one project or another claiming they are going to 'democratize access' to something, 'disrupt' some industry, or 'revolutionize' some longstanding industry like television or the internet.

Usually these claims are followed up by:

A) The promotion of some specific cryptocurrency

B) The promotion of some service

99.9% of these claims are bogus and purposefully grandiose for the sake of drawing investment.

However, that does not mean blockchain is bogus. In fact, its quite the opposite & I think its needed.

We Still Aren't Protected

Ultimately, raddle.me must rely on a registrar of some sort and that registrar takes orders from whoever controls the (.me) gTLD.

If, for whatever reason, the United States or some other government entity decides they really don't like this community, it would be a trivial matter to have raddle(.)me kicked off of this domain. Most DNS root zones are in the U.S. as well.

Even the Tor Network is a fragile proposal - and do you want to be forced to settle for that? I respect what Opennic does, but their TLDs not being accepted by default configurations really makes gaining adoption/steam difficult and it allows large companies to effectively dominate.

Look at what's happened to Sci Hub. Their mission is absolutely beautiful. They just want to provide open access to academic research. That's it!

And Elsevier has essentially forced them to the outskirts of the internet and demonized Sci Hub's founder - Alexandra Elbakyan ; a brave woman that is honestly an inspiration for me and hopefully many others.

If they can do that to someone whose sole goal is to unpaywall things like cancer research, disease prevention, and other scholarly pursuits that are designed to help advance civilization itself, what do you think they'll do to a Raddle(.)me if this becomes enough of a threat?

And yes, you are a threat. Anyone that's 'woke' and realizes the game that's being played is a fucking threat.

That doesn't mean panic, but it does mean remain aware.

Your Storage isn't Protected

You may be able to hide from the gov't or whoever else - but ultimately, your cloud storage is out of your control for the most part.

Perhaps you use a VPS that's in a jursidiction outside of the Fourteen Eyes and they have sworn on their children's lives they will never give you up & your encryption methods are second to none.

Awesome.

But what if a war breaks out and a drone strike blows up their facility by accident? What if a rogue employee or an employee's deranged ex-wife comes in and starts breaking bare-metal servers left & right?

What if a vicious stuxnet-level virus compromises the entire setup?

Your stuff is gone.

"Okay, But I Can Use Things Like TOR!"

Tor is nearing its theoretical limits and that's led to a lot of service disruptions (https://www.securityweek.com/attacking-tor-what-it-takes-disrupt-popular-onion-routing-network).

"What About Torrent?"

Torrent works great when it comes to accessing files and content that *many people are interested in but its weakness is that it isn't really built for personal storage.

Your yearbook photos are something that perhaps only you care about.

That doesn't make it less important, but it does create a situation where there is no reason to realistically expect other nodes to host / store the content on your behalf for the sake of it.

Maybe this will work in the 'nascent phase' of whatever deployment / software you launch, but banking on altruism has never been a sustainable business model.

Okay Asshole, What's the Solution Then?

Blockchain presents a lot of viable solutions.

A) Monero DNS (we already have Namecoin up and running)

B) A reliable, cryptographic means of proving identity in a way that gets rid of a serious attack vector inherent in GPG / PGP keys

C) Better website certificate verification (blockchain would be awesome for this given its chronological nature)

D) Facilitation of a distributed, file sharing architecture that finally addresses the dilemma posed above as it pertains to, 'How do I get node X to give a fuck about the honeymoon photos of node Y? And, more importantly, how do I entrust node X with the responsibility of holding all or some of that file without being able to spy on it while also having the acute knowledge of how to deliver this content to me upon my request?'

Do I have the answers / solutions yet? Hell no. That's why I'm asking for a Raddle(.)me

How Will a Raddle Instance Help?

Glad you asked.

A raddle instance will allow me to disseminate information I have spent years aggregating (literally, years).

One of the main reasons why these solutions I am talking about have not been truly explored or deployed is because the space is still inundated / poisoned with people that are only looking to make a 'quick buck'.

Rather than focusing their efforts on developing open-source solutions that expand and extend the already existing architecture of blockchain projects in existence (i.e., Bitcoin/Litecoin/Ethereum), they would rather 'create their own', often with the sole intent of just milking money from others.

I've spent a lot of time lamenting this, complaining about it & trying to spread awareness - and now I'm choosing to do something about it.

With this instance, I can ensure that helpful, substantive information gets out.

Also, to be clear, this is not my only deployment.

I have (actively and in tow):

  1. Numerous websites (blogs, documentation, etc.)

  2. Twitter(s)

  3. Mastodon

  4. Changelog

  5. GitLab instance

  6. Archives

  7. Discourse

  8. Discord

  9. Routed information from all over the space for every facet of the space piped into Slack (which is then piped into Rocket.chat because I'm not paying $12/user)

  10. Over 600 reports /article I have written and published in the public domain (one source = blog.hash.fail)

Yes, I can handle it all - but I am also looking to get community involved. I don't want to be at the forefront or a dictator.

I have to be the driving force right now because no one else 'believes' in this yet. But I am committed. I have posted over 1 million words in my Telegram ANN channel (yes, I downloaded the html documents & counted). That's the equivalent of every single Harry Potter book released by J.K. Rowling (according to Google).

And I did not charge for one single word.

I have zero sponsors, VCs, investments, or conflicts of interest. I am beholden to no one, nothing and no narrative.

So, if there's any question about my legitimacy, passion or dedication - I hope that answers it.

If there's anyone willing to put their resources to a great purpose and assist me with getting a raddle instance up & running so that I can help facilitate the growth of blockchain the right way (a true return to dev-first, selfless cypherpunk principles) and expanding our potential avenues of gaining real freedom in this world, please reply and let me know what your services entail and what I need to pay in order to get an instance up.

I'm not asking for charity or for anyone to freeload. Just looking for expertise for a genuine service to make the world a better place.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Ok, so the

deranged ex-wife

bit threw me for a loop, but perhaps there's some technical utility to what you are suggesting. However, I don't really understand what you're asking.

Ziq handles the hosting here, to my knowledge, and Postmill is open source. If you want to DM ziq about your suggestions, idk maybe they'd be open to it, but not knowing who you are & the things you mentioned about "having an entire technical team behind me" is kind of suspect to be honest so I doubt they would want to include you on the admin team or anything like that. Who knows, talk to them directly if you are trying to provide suggestions for improving the opsec though, because I'm pretty sure they're the only one who can implement them.

If you want to setup your own Postmill instance, go for it, the code is online and you can get started on your own website. Feel free to link on here, it'll either be interesting to the people on the board/comply with the /w/terms_of_service, or it won't and will either be downvoted/buried/removed. However, if you are asking someone else to do that for you, I expect that the admins here have enough on their plates already lol

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librehash OP wrote (edited )

Apologies for the reference to the 'deranged ex-wife'. I was being hyperbolic to encompass the greater point of 'shit happens' that's sometimes really wild and unexpected that no one could have anticipated.

So even in the 'perfect' situation, unless we have our information/systems on an architecture that is, top to bottom, impervious to being censored - or at least highly resistant to it - we have work to do.

With regards to the rest of what you wrote:

  1. Thank you for the reference to 'Ziq', I will reach out.

  2. I know 'postmill' is open source. I've spoken with the creator of it. My issue is the technical know-how for the deployment of an instance - which is why I am offering to pay a developer or someone with the technical expertise to assist me in this effort

  3. 'Not knowing who you are' ; More than happy to divulge that information when speaking to the relevant parties that are interested in engaging with me on this idea. I think it would be a bit reckless, at the very least, to dump all of that information in an introductory post on a public website where anyone can view & exploit

  4. 'having an entire technical team' ; I didn't mention anything about that. In fact, quite the opposite - I am a one-man show. If I had a technical team behind me, I would simply ask them to deploy an instance of raddle(.)me

4a. To reiterate, the actual creator of postmill is the one that recommended that I put up this post. She specifically linked me to raddle.me and told me that I should issue my request for assistance with deployment here.

  1. "I doubt they would want to include you on the admin team" ; not looking to be involved with what raddle.me is doing at all. This is its own community with its own objectives & direction. I'm asking for someone to assist me with deploying a sister instance - much like we see multiple instances of Mastodon, if that makes sense.

  2. "If you are trying to provide suggestions for..." ; This is not what I am trying to do.

  3. "If you want to setup your own Postmill instance, go for it, the code is online..." ; I am aware of this. Its open source. Again, I am requesting for assistance from a developer or someone with the technical expertise to facilitate deployment.

  4. Not looking to promote the platform on here once its deployed. If you want to use / visit / bookmark it for yourself, go ahead. If not, that's fine. Its a free website that will cover very specific topics that may or may not be interesting depending upon the person viewing them. They are needed though.

To be clear, I am a researcher. This is what I do for a living. This is not a rogue interest, 'idea', or hobby. This would be an appendage to several, already-functioning and deployed facets of the brand.

Thank you for the response / feedback on deployment though man. Seriously.

Edit : Word 'man' at the end struck. Was enlightened by another member that this was an inappropriate and potentially offensive gender assumption. My apologies to the user this post was published in response to for this assumption.

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confundus wrote

on deployment though man

if you don't know someone's preferred pronouns, don''t assume them and instead use something neutral like they/them

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librehash OP wrote

Fair.

Bad habit. Used to calling everyone, regardless of gender, 'man' or 'bro' without a second thought.

Going to make a much stronger effort to break that soon and incorporate gender-neutral speech in my vernacular.

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confundus wrote

we all have bad habits so no worries and thanks (maybe edit your post too)

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librehash OP wrote

I appreciate the graciousness in your response. The post in question has been amended, striking 'man' out & providing an apology via added 'edit' at the end.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I am not very technically inclined, but I have an extensive research team that heavily believes in the libre movement

'having an entire technical team' ; I didn't mention anything about that. In fact, quite the opposite - I am a one-man show. If I had a technical team behind me, I would simply ask them to deploy an instance of raddle(.)me

What sort of team is this, and who are you?

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librehash OP wrote (edited )

I do not have a team.

I'm just a regular person that's passionate about what I do.

I gave this analogy to my friend (super non-tech / non-political person) the other day when I told them:

"You know how there are some people in this world that are into really niche, yet critically important things like ensuring a really obscure preservation is environmentally protected or providing medical/daily assistance and treatment to children with a very specific, rare disease we never knew existed? And you know how when we learn about these people and their journeys, we may empathize & respect them, but ultimately, we probably won't pick up that mantle because it isn't our 'calling'? That's what this is for me"

Not to be grandiose or self-righteous, but this is one of those things that gets me up. I don't know why. I don't consider myself to be a Mother Theresa or even someone that's more 'good' or 'bad' than the next guy person*. But this is something that lights a fire in me. I'm inspired to make a difference here.

But I realize that what I care about is fairly 'niche' in the grand scheme so I have yet to run into someone that feels the same about what I'm doing - so there is no 'team'.

But that's a big part of why I'm looking to deploy a raddle(.)me instance. I already have a Discourse and a couple of other federated instances. It is my hope to start fostering community outside of controlled social media platforms filled with noise where I can start expanding on what I have researched and discovered and explain to others why certain things are worthy of concern.

It is my hope that, upon learning about this, a similar fire may be lit within them as well. Perhaps this will inspire them to begin researching and contributing to the community in the same way I am. Then, in that way, it goes from becoming:

  • 'who are you?'
  • 'who is your team?'
  • 'what's your objective?'

To:

'What is this?' 'Explain this movement' 'Who are you guys?' | 'Who are you people?'

I don't want to be at the top. I have long ago resolved in my mind that it is very well possible that I spend a sizeable portion of my life pouring my heart and soul into something to build its foundation and expand it - only to completely relinquish control and fade into the 'masses' as another voice, no louder than the others, for the sake of the greater purpose of helping establish a non-hierarchical community entrenched in the same power struggle, warfaring B.S. that we see in nearly every facet of society these days - both personally and publicly.

Edit: Clarity, spelling, gender corrections.

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nbdy wrote

I do not have a team.

And yet

I have an extensive research team that heavily believes in the libre movement

sniff

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librehash OP wrote

I misspoke saying 'research team'. I have a community - undoubtedly ; there are 1600+ in the Telegram (t.me/hashlibrediscussion) & 2,000+ in the Discord (PM me for an invite link).

However, I am the only one posting research in association, relation to or in affiliation to my brand and many times I have contributed to the brands of others.

I just put out a slew of posts that provide most of my social media / website links, expand on who I am , and make it clear that I'm not only objective but thorough with a very extensive library of content.

Please see here: https://telegra.ph/Response-1-11-18

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confundus wrote

when you say you're a researcher and this is what you do for a living, are you saying you're an academic? funded by soros? (tongue in cheek on that one) or can you explain a little more?

When certain items come up, AI, machine learning, blockchain, I'm always a little skeptical since it usually, not always, turns out the people using them only have a cursory idea of what they are, what they can do realistically, their limitations and they're just being employed as buzzwords. You talk about business models and monetary issues/items which kind of says you might misunderstand what this community is about (granted, there are some tankies here, so you're not completely out of place talking about that stuff).

So basically, what can you show that says this is more than just fluff and/or some other quack entrepreneur scheme? From what you wrote I really don't understand and hopefully you can clarify a bit, including some real world examples of what you've done or do.

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librehash OP wrote

Thank you for this reply - these were great questions to ask.

In response, I compiled this document for you (throwaway 'Medium'-like article webpage created by 'Telegram' = https://telegra.ph/Response-1-11-18 )

It provides links to the vast majority of my social media platforms, published reports, as well as several examples for each facet of blockchain.

With all due respect, I am here for real.

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ziq wrote (edited )

It sounds like you simply want a place to post stuff that interests you (specifically blockchain), so why don't you just make a forum or several forums here and start posting your stuff? Then you'll already have a built in audience and not have to spend years promoting a different domain that is likely to never gain any traction in such a competitive environment. There are already about 20 reddit alternatives and all of them struggle to gain users.

https://raddle.me/create_forum

It also sounds like you think postmill is federated - it's not. If you start a new postmill instance it won't have anything to do with raddle. None of the forums or posts here would appear on your site, and your site would have its own name like jstpst.net does.

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librehash OP wrote

Ziq! Glad I reached you. Thank you for responding.

  1. I do not simply want a place to post stuff that interests me. I need shelled out categories subcategories, that dig into the minutiae of blockchain. I do not plan on leaving one stone unturned

1a. There is a distinct possibility that Reddit communities for projects such as 'Bitcoin', 'Litecoin', 'btc', etc., are created as non-censored alternatives.

  1. I do not need an audience. I already have a fairly sizeable one at the moment. Before being banned on Medium, I was ranked the #1 writer in blockchain. I have several thousand followers on all platforms, garner a few hundred thousand impressions, at least, on every platform, per month and have been cited in a number of major publications. I do not want this to come across as bragging, but I just want to be clear that attracting attention / audience is the least of my concerns.

  2. "There are already abuot 20 reddit alternatives and all of them struggle to gain users" ; That's unfortunate. Perhaps I will serve as a blueprint for how to grow this platform

  3. "Not have to spend years promoting a different domain that is likely to never gain any traction in such a competitive environment" ; Honestly, I'm willing to make you a wager that I could exceed the size of raddle(.)me if challenged to - within 6 months to 9 months, tops.

  4. "It also sounds like you think postmill is federated" ; No. I was saying that this feels somewhat analogous in terms of 'instnaces'.

  5. "None of the forums or posts here would appear on your site" ; I would prefer that. I could fill up an entire site with the content that I have written this year alone and do it in a very short period of time. If I needed to generate organic content, I could do so within a month or two - without worry.

It seems like you all have never ran into someone that's actually serious about what they're doing.

Again, I've published >600 reports in this space, 20k+ tweets, 25k+ Telegram messages, and have not missed a single birthday, holiday, weekend, etc... Ever.

Have not compromised or acquiesced. Once.

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ziq wrote

If all you want is to pay someone to install postmill to a VPS for you then say how much you're willing to pay and we'll see if someone will agree to do it for that price.

If you want to use the raddle name like you said then we would have to work something out.

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librehash OP wrote

This instance will be on a subdomain of a domain I already know, branded in accordance to my platform.

If we're using the same reference code (postmill) people will obviously recognize that. That's all I meant.

Not looking to be attached to the 'raddle.me' brand at all. You all can have every post, sidebar, member, settings etc., no promotion or acknowledgment needed.

Just need that technical backend stuff taken care of and we're gravy baby.

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alex wrote

please send me 69420 bitcoin and i will do it

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librehash OP wrote

I definitely don't want the name at all.

I'm willing to pay $150+ for someone to get it done now. I'll also get the VPS ready for them.

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ziq wrote (edited )

/u/surreal might do it for you, but idk if it's worth his time for just $150. I'd offer at least 600.

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asbestosstar wrote (edited )

I may look into it to prove we are not fake. I can do it for a very little or even free if you want

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ziq wrote

Why would you want to prove anything to this rude person?

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confundus wrote

I'd be careful with them, they've shown some true colors and don't seem like someone you want to be caught up with. it also seems they might be trying an attack on raddle at the moment but it could just be my shitty internet connection

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asbestosstar wrote

wait are you having the same issue I am? On Mobile after typing for a while it says something like "an issue has occurred" and logs me out and loosing all my progress. Are you getting this to?

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confundus wrote

I didn't get that but there were some other minor issues

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BlecDgec wrote

Hey friend, you are wasting your time, the tor network is not an anonymous network at all, there is a primitive network between nodes ... the network is in direct flow between nodes. Do you want to help a real anonymous network, this is a network I2P

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librehash OP wrote

I wrote this in response to a user, but figured that I would post it all here (if it fits) and then individuals to it accordingly.

Thank you for your patience.


when you say you're a researcher and this is what you do for a living, are you saying you're an academic? funded by soros? (tongue in cheek on that one) or can you explain a little more?

When certain items come up, AI, machine learning, blockchain, I'm always a little skeptical since it usually, not always, turns out the people using them only have a cursory idea of what they are, what they can do realistically, their limitations and they're just being employed as buzzwords. You talk about business models and monetary issues/items which kind of says you might misunderstand what this community is about (granted, there are some tankies here, so you're not completely out of place talking about that stuff).

So basically, what can you show that says this is more than just fluff and/or some other quack entrepreneur scheme? From what you wrote I really don't understand and hopefully you can clarify a bit, including some real world examples of what you've done or do.


These are fair concerns ironed out here. Sorry for the delayed response (you wrote this 30+ minutes ago at the time I'm beginning this response).

Going to do my best to address everything on a point by point basis.

when you say you're a researcher and this is what you do for a living, are you saying you're an academic? funded by soros? (tongue in cheek on that one) or can you explain a little more?

Wouldn't use the term 'academic', that feels pretentious. But researcher is accurate. I sort of 'fell into' this, if that makes sense.

Here are some links to my public facing content

Twitter Accounts

  1. twitter.com/librehash
  2. twitter.com/proofoftrade

Telegram Channels

  1. t.me/librehash
  2. t.me/securethechain
  3. t.me/cryptographylibre
  4. t.me/librehashmarkets
  5. t.me/hashlibrediscussion

Current Blog

blog.hash.fail // The content on this resource is nowhere near the full extent of what's been posted. I had my Medium account suspended three times. Realized that bans could be farmed with relative ease via brigading (4chan-esque 'raid' style where a bunch of people / trolls in a chat decide that they're going to mass report an account to manipulate social platforms to get it banned)

Reddit

Reddit is so untenable in the blockchain space, that I don't even bother with it

Discord

This was the beginning platform where I initiated my subscription / memberships. It has expanded greatly since then, with a ton of deliverables.

This is how I eat. I don't invest in anything, take in any sponsors, have any venture capital firms backing me, etc., and I make it a point to avoid such.

'Gitbook'

I have many subdomains based on Gitbook instances. There are many reports/research pieces/etc., that I have stored on 'hash.fail' (root domain) for the time being.


When I first started generating content in the space, that was something I thought was viable - but I now know that it isn't.

There are many additional platforms such as the changelog/discourse/instagram (will deprecate in favor of Pixelfed)/etc., that I won't link to save time.

When certain items come up, AI, machine learning, blockchain, I'm always a little skeptical since it usually, not always, turns out the people using them only have a cursory idea of what they are, what they can do realistically, their limitations and they're just being employed as buzzwords

You would be right to think so.

I am an outcast in the blockchain community. By accident, actually.

Roughly around last May, I released an article (I've become a much better writer since then), titled, 'The Real Crypto Cartel'. The Medium account is banned, but the article was archived and can be accessed here = https://archive.is/lk1lH

In this piece, I directly call out the largest entities in the blockchain sphere and point out their connection to several large sources of money laundering.

One individual, in particular, named 'Ivan Manuel Molina Lee', I connected to a raid on a Polish bank in March 2018 that resulted in $300M+ being seized. Specifically, I connected him with a large cryptocurrency exchange called, Bitfinex.

Over a year and a half later, he was finally apprehended by European authorities in relation to the incident: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/10/25/cryptocurrency-payment-processor-crypto-capital-boss-nabbed-after-allegedly-laundering-390m/

QuadrigaCX

In that article referenced above (again, that work is far from being reflective of what I do now in terms of quality), I also referenced and put out a warning to the space regarding QuadrigaCX.

Early 2019, the exchange revealed their owner, Gerry Cotten, had perished in India during a honeymoon at the age of 30 from Crohn's disease. 15 days later, the website for the exchange went offline permanently.

In the immediate aftermath, it was stated that over $200 million worth of customer funds was lost. The exchange's excuse was that these funds were inaccessible due to Gerry Cotten's passing (allegedly he was the only person with knowledge of the wallets where funds were stored).

Finding this claim to be exceptional and hard to believe, I was the first person in the blockchain space to publish a full blockchain analysis, detailing QuadrigaCX's Bitcoin inflow/outflow and ultimately showing that they were no wallets that they had access to that contained an amount anywhere near this number.

This research was cited in:

  1. Wall Street Journal
  2. Engadget
  3. Vice News
  4. CoinDesk
  5. CoinTelegraph

Just to name a few.

Specifically, before Ravid Yosef was named in the 'Fowler vs. U.S.' indictment, which was unsealed and published by the DOJ on April 30th, 2019 - myself and another Twitter user named, Intel Jakal, had already found her through the winding rabbit hole of criminal fraud that 'Crypto Capital Co.' (company that 'Ivan Manuel Molina Lee' is also attached to) - more aptly named, Global Trade Solutions, is attached to.

His Tweet = https://twitter.com/intel_jakal/status/1121812034322976768

Unsealed Indictment Released by the Department of Justice = https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/arizona-man-and-israeli-woman-charged-connection-providing-shadow-banking-services

360 Coverage of Blockchain and Anything Related to it

When I came into this space, I was extremely naive of what was going on.

Like many others, I was under the impression that 'Bitcoin' was a de facto 'good' and that it was manifested and maintained in a way akin to how the internet is now (via the IETF).

Sadly, this could not be further from the truth. However, many are not aware of this fact because substantive, truthful information regarding the reliability of certain facets of the blockchain space have either been obfuscated, embellished or hidden.

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librehash OP wrote

Thus, I have made it a point to publish extensive research covering all facets of the blockchain space including:

  1. Blockchain as it pertains to cryptography : (related link) https://blog.hash.fail/various-crypto-market-statistics-and-project-measurements-pt-1-analyzing-a-crypto-project-from-the-backend ; additionally exploring dangers of public key re-use, numerous unsuitable wallet software deployments with questionable seed generation methods
  2. Blockchain Analysis : https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/hitbtc-appears-insolvent-blockchain-analysis/ (I authored this piece) | tracking down stolen funds using Crystal Blockchain software = https://telegra.ph/Tracking-Down-Funds-in-Operation-DK-First-Transaction-Set-05-19 (severed the relationship with them later) | Bitcoin TX analysis showing funds ($XEM) from the $500M+ Coincheck hack [early 2018] being swapped on the darkweb, tracing that wallet, then showing the flow of transactions from that point = https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/investigation-into-nem-hack-potential-bitfinex-involvement-blockchain-analysis-details-inside/ | additional picture I'll add at the end of this list for formatting purposes
  3. Mining : It feels like I don't cover mining enough, but when I go back and look at it - its a frequent topic of conversation ; particularly here when I examined and unearthed a lot of key details regarding 'ProgPoW', a proposed mining consensus algorithm change for Ethereum that was pushed in the most inorganic way possible by people funded by NVIDIA more than likely using the author (Kristy-Leigh Minehan) as a proxy in their anti-trust, hyper-capitalistic warfare against 'AMD' (a competing chip company) ; https://t.me/hashlibre/24554 (start here) | Comparative analysis of benchmarks between NVIDIA & AMD = https://t.me/hashlibre/24569 | There are more posts/write-ups/breakdowns/etc., than I can count related to this |
  4. Mining Pt. 2 = Under a month ago, I discovered that Bitcoin Cash's difficulty retargeting algorithm is essentially bro = https://t.me/hashlibre/24898 ; https://twitter.com/librehash/status/1188187298652930049 (many RTs/Favs probably due to 'tribalism' ; I don't give a fuck about one or the other and I'm fairly certain that the split was a largely manufactured dispute) | Correcting the Math of Peter Rizun and Craig Wright as they were debating about the frequency/occurrence of 'orphan blocks' on the protocol (assuming normal targeting of 10 mins/block) = https://blog.hash.fail/correcting-the-math-of-peter-rizun-and-craig-wright
  5. Blockchain Investigations : There is nothing posted here that could do this justice. The work & research done to uncover various entities is actually too extensive to detail here. Not to 'up' myself, but to accentuate how fucked up this space is.
  6. Trading : I have >100 ideas posted on TradingView = tradingview.com/u/hashfail | I accurately mapped out the trajectory of Bitcoin's price from September 2018, leading out to approximately June 2019 = https://www.tradingview.com/chart/BTCUSD/MtsbVZOH-This-Bitcoin-Formation-Predicts-When-the-Bear-Market-Will-End/ | I have coded up eight unique indicators, located on the profile just linked ; these indicators are enhancements of existing presets on TradingView that are deficient in the information / configuration they provide. I amended several key ones to enhance them in order to allow users to ascertain more information about an underlying asset | Here's a comprehensive workflow document I created for analyzing the market-related metrics as they pertain to ERC20 tokens, specifically = https://blog.hash.fail/erc20-price-analysis-workflow (another reason why a raddle(.)me instance would be infinitely useful)
  7. Blockchain Tech : I've written countless pieces related to the actual underlying mechanisms of crypto technology - specifically as they pertain to various projects | $ZIL = https://blog.hash.fail/zilliqa-fundamental-review (yes, we get our hands dirty) | Overview of Ethereum's scaling roadmap and its viability = https://blog.hash.fail/ethereum-scaling-roadmap-overview-pt-1 | Showing people how to actually analyze a token sale (in other words, get all the metrics - not just some or a few) = https://blog.hash.fail/breaking-down-the-bat-token-sale-completely-a-lesson-in-analyzing-ethereum-token-crowdsales-pt-1 | Topological Analysis of Bitcoin that explores how BIP125 has helped create an ecosystem for Bitcoin where, when fees increase, they will do so rapidly rather than at an even, predictable pace = https://blog.hash.fail/bitcoin-topological-analysis-pt-1-relationship-between-rbf-signaling-and-average-tx-fee
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librehash OP wrote

Backlash For What I Have Published

The consequences for what I have reported have been extraordinarily steep.

As a result of brigading, I have been banned from:

  1. Multiple subreddits
  2. Twitter (account with 20k+ tweets & followers, followed by international journalists - suspended by a report from a member of Crypto Capital Co. [seriously])
  3. Medium account banned 3x
  4. Blacklisted from having my research / findings / results mentioned in any major 'publications' in the blockchain space (i.e., CoinDesk mainly)

I have also received numerous death threats from various individuals, both anonymous and not, in this space.

Pictures of close relatives (underaged as well) have been leaked in retaliation and lies have been spread about me, such as false accusations claiming that I am a 'pedophile' (have never and will never be charged with some shit like that - ever ; ironically, these people love to embrace known pedophiles such a Brock Pierce)

Here is a link to an article where I detail the Russian bots that have attacked my account, social engineering and other subversive tactics employed in the blockchain sphere: https://telegra.ph/How-Bitfinex-Got-Me-Shadowbanned-On-Twitter-and-Ruined-My-Reputation-Or-So-They-Thought-06-08

Notably, I incurred a lot of Bitfinex's wrath when I exposed the fact that they were functionally insolvent in October 2018. This was later confirmed in April 2019 when the New York Attorney General publicly announced they would be pursuing litigation against Bitfinex due to suspected fraud involving USDT.

Addressing the 'Soros' Idea

Its funny you mention him because while he isn't present in blockchain, there is an equivalent named, 'Barry Silbert'.

He is intricately tied into a lot of the entities that I have consistently tried to warn people about.

Bitcoin, itself, is compromised to a high extent.

There is absolutely zero transparency with regards to the way that Bitcoin is run, its governance, or the decisions that are made and there are zero proposed standards that would even put it on the path to different.

And, no, I do not 'believe' in 'Bitcoin Cash' either. This is not a 'zero-sum' issue. The major flaw here with both protocols is that they reduced a much more complex issue (scaling) to one finite dimension (i.e., 'block size').

Issues such as malleability, quadratic hashing, issues with the storage of the blockchain (nearing or exceeding 250GB at this point) as well as dev decisions have not been addressed - at all. In fact, they've been purposefully avoided in favor of external protocols such as the 'Lightning Network', which represent a gross conflict of interest for each and every single Core developer at the time of writing.

Roger Ver, whom co-invested with Barry Silbert, in Coinapult (Crypto Capital Co.'s first partner) is certainly no better. Erik Voorhees and Roger Ver are both 'apprentices' of Barry Silbert and as such have many co-investments with one another (i.e., 'MyEtherWallet' or Changelly).

Binance (CZ) and Roger Ver have been very close for a number of years and when you go back and track the debacle regarding the Bitcoin.com domain address that Roger 'leased' to OKCoin and the fallout that ensued, it seems apparent that Changpeng Zhao (CZ) facilitated Roger's potential fraud in that situation. Roger being a seed investor in Binance as they popped up later did little to assuage this - but then again, there are few people that even know that he is a seed investor.

I have publicly questioned, scrutinized & criticized:

  1. Numerous exchanges
  2. Changpeng Zhao (dialogue)
  3. Vitalik Buterin (dialogue)
  4. Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken (dialogue)
  5. Erik Voorhees (dialogue)
  6. Charlie Lee (dialogue)
  7. Luke Dash (dialogue)
  8. Brock Pierce (dialogue)

And many others. I've never had a problem going at the power structure. Fuck the power structure. I'm not afraid of these people and you shouldn't be either.

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nbdy wrote (edited )

tracking down stolen funds using Crystal Blockchain software

Bitcoin TX analysis showing funds ($XEM) from the $500M+ Coincheck hack

oink oink

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librehash OP wrote

This post heavily assumes that I'm advocating for police to get involved. Where I grew up, real friends tell you if someone stole and who did it and you know how the rest goes.

I don't tell anyone what they should do with the information.

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nbdy wrote

To me, people who defend capitalists and their money are cops. Especially when they rat out those trying to expropriate wealth.

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librehash OP wrote

Are you stupid? The people committing these frauds are already fucking rich.

You were so busy to hop in your narrative, you didn't click on that report I published to see that it shows clearly that the primary 'capitalists' you abhor so much are the ones committing the crime.

So, while profiting hand over fist to the tune of hundreds of millions (if not billions of dollars), via pure fraud, they're still scheming and robbing people in this space on top of it.

I'm the one screaming 'fuck these people', trying to bring it back to the roots while you sit here play hero for them.

Shit stemmed from Russia. U.S. knows about it - they arrested Gery Shalon a few years ago. He's fucking loaded ($400M+), Israeli. Indicted on 25+ federal counts.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-and-manhattan-us-attorney-announce-charges-stemming-massive-network

They let him walk after he paid them a convenience fee of a few million to the DOJ/SEC and he got right back to it and defrauded more innocent investors. I'm actually exposing these jackasses.

"Through their criminal schemes, between in or about 2007 and in or about July 2015, Shalon and his co-conspirators earned hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit proceeds, of which Shalon concealed at least $100 million in Swiss and other bank accounts." - https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-and-manhattan-us-attorney-announce-charges-stemming-massive-network

  • $100 million

  • Swiss bank accounts

Who's the capitalist again?

Jesus.

See this is why I need the fucking Raddle instance because no one knows what the fuck they're talking about when it comes to this stuff and you guys are going to let these pricks make out like bandits

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jumboja wrote

you guys are going to let these pricks make out like bandits

And you're going to stop them... by making a message board?

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librehash OP wrote

You come across to me as a Fed to keep it 100.

I think you're just somewhere that makes you feel edgy, yet safe at the same time because you don't have to really be among people that ever disagree with you - and you've fooled yourself into thinking that you're 'woke' or you're 'anti-cop'.

You are a Fed.

Fuck you do illegal? Buy drugs off the internet? Lol.

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librehash OP wrote

Fake fucking anarchists if I've ever seen them. I'm just going to find someone that's willing to deploy the instance and keep it moving.

Maybe you can finally nut up and live up to a real example of what it means to do your own thing.

You guys got brave opinions behind a computer but you're scared to assist someone with forking the instance.

Very tough, 'anarchists'

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celebratedrecluse wrote

If you want to be part of Raddle, you can make a forum for your particular interests as long as you comply with the /w/terms_of_service.

If you do not want to be part of Raddle, you can still use Postmill, you just have to learn how to set up a server and run it.

If you do not want to do either, you can whine ITT i guess

"forking the instance"-- what the fuck are you talking about? Either do the work or shut the fuck up, nobody is here to do free labor for your neoliberal projects

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