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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fading out my credit card

Once upon a time there was no internet. When you went to a restaurant, you had to pay in cash. If you had no cash with you, you might have been lucky if the owner knew you good enough to think you were credit worthy. But what if you were in another city? Then some … Continue reading »

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Back to Mac (nothing to do with Apples)

After I stopped flying in competitions, I also slowly stopped flying competition gliders. So I went back to my old and proven sports class glider. I meant to replace it for a long time. But as my Gradient Aspen 1 is by now more than eleven years old, there really were no more excuses. So, … Continue reading »

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MultiSig with HardwareWallets

2014 is touted as the year of multi-signature for BitCoin. It is being integrated into some wallets and services. But not quite the way I expected. Electrum has an implementation that assumes multiple hierarchical deterministic wallets distributed over different machines, that know the other’s master private keys. -> This should work well for corporate environments … Continue reading »

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Visiting the doctor after 20 years

My wive usually rolls her eyes, when I tell her: “No, I don’t need that medicine. My immune system can cope with that, and needs to be trained.” or “No, I don’t need that painkiller as long as the headache is not overwhelming. My body reminds me that I should not shake my head too … Continue reading »

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electrum server on a cubox

I don’t even remember if there were alternative wallets available when I started with BitCoin. I used the reference implementation exclusively for a long time. Now there is a wide variety to choose from. They fall in three main categories: full node, light client and web wallets. They are nicely listed and explained at bitcoin.org full node Every … Continue reading »

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