Mr. Laidback is perfectly comfortable reusing his same old password on of all of the site he visits. He understands and knows what a secure password is, but instead ops for using a combination of his pets name and birthday. When he’s forced to change his password, he adds the number “1” to the end of it in annoyance. Mr. Laidback doesn’t believe he is at any risk from reusing passwords since he believes his accounts are of little value to hackers anyway. Don’t be Mr. Laidback, be better.
A Response to“Why Bitcoin is Forking”Everyone involved in the bitcoin community, whether they hold half a bitcoin or a thousand wants to see bitcoin grow in users and in value. No one is debating the desire to advance, we’re debating exactly how the advancement should be achieved. If you consider bitcoin a legitimate currency, you are necessarily accepting a broader definition of money that has ever existed before. Because Bitcoin is not only a store of value, it’s a digital payment system.
Proving the exclusive rights to a document, while simultaneously guaranteeing the state of its existence, is all possible without mysticism or deities for anyone who is holding Bitcoin. Rants about bitcoin and the blockchain potential seem never ending. Bitcoins use in SSL certificates, distributed email, micropayments, crowdfunding, smart property all stretch far beyond its popularity and primary use as a currency. And as is true for any significant claim of mysticism or deities, a technology capable of proving existence, ownership, and integrity it is going to require a significant amount of explanation.