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Posted byRedditor for 4 months.2 hours ago

Let me be insane here for just a second. I believe there are certain natural laws that we have to play by in this universe. Almost like laws of physics, or laws of "energy."

One of these laws is the concept that our thoughts become things. Otherwise known as the law of attraction. I use it in business as an entrepreneur to good affect. At least I believe so, but maybe I'm crazy? Again, permission to be insane.

The thought or "thought energy" around the emotion of greed is one of "lack." I don't have enough. I need more. More. More. More!

What is the universe's reward for a mindset of "lack?" More lack. More loss. It's an old concept and an old saying. What happens if you squeeze the sand in your hand too tightly? You lose it.

Are our coins like that sand? Crypto P&Ds. Scam ICOs, whale manipulation... These are beyond plain desire. It's certainly greed.

Stay loose and stay appreciative for what you have my friends.

And if you have a moment, please take my survey on this and other important crypto questions:

What Would Satoshi Say? Survey

Posted by1 - 2 year account age. 100 - 200 comment karma.3 hours ago

Edenchain is bringing up with a blockchain platform to capitalize and trade all types of assets by using programmable economy technology.

This is fast,secure and reliable blockchain platform technology that allows all your tangible and intangible values to be capitalized under smart contract blockchain, and freely trades through the internet without a middle man.


  • It will reduce transaction cost by removing middle man.
  • It can redistribute the profits that the middle man has monopolized.
  • It creates a new market that has never existed through the capitalization of domestic and foreign materials, which potentially can enrich many peoples’ lives by returning the economic benefits back to them.

Major Technical Issues

There are 2 major technical issues in achieving programmable economics in the current blockchain technology

  • Performance
  • Secured connectivity


Eden solves these technical problems with breakthrough technology. Eden uses Merkle Tree and Namespace to solve performance issue by executing all the transactions in different Namespaces in parallel.

E-Oracle system for external system and also MVT(Median Voter Theorem) as a consensus algorithm provides reliability and safety.

E-Protocol system by using ECC-TC is very powerful mechanism that can protect Eden from attack of hackers by encrypting all network data.

Let us learn more about Merkle Tree and Namespace

Merkle Tree

In cryptography and computer science, a hash tree or Merkle tree is a tree in which every leaf node is labelled with the hash of a data block and every non-leaf node is labelled with the cryptographic hash of the labels of its child nodes. Hash trees allow efficient and secure verification of the contents of large data structures. Hash trees are a generalization of hash lists and hash chains. Demonstrating that a leaf node is a part of a given binary hash tree requires computing a number of hashes proportional to the logarithm of the number of leaf nodes of the tree; this contrasts with hash lists, where the number is proportional to the number of leaf nodes itself.

The concept of hash trees is named after Ralph Merkle who patented it in 1979.

Source : Wikipedia


In computing, a namespace is a set of symbols that are used to organize objects of various kinds, so that these objects may be referred to by name. Prominent examples include:

  • file systems are namespaces that assign names to files.
  • some programming languages organize their variables and subroutines in namespaces.
  • computer networks and distributed systems assign names to resources, such as computers, printers, websites, (remote) files, etc.

Namespaces are commonly structured as hierarchies to allow reuse of names in different contexts. As an analogy, consider a system of naming of people where each person has a proper name, as well as a family name shared with their relatives. If the first names of family members are unique only within each family, then each person can be uniquely identified by the combination of first name and family name; there is only one Jane Doe, though there may be many Janes. Within the namespace of the Doe family, just "Jane" suffices to unambiguously designate this person, while within the "global" namespace of all people, the full name must be used.

In a similar way, hierarchical file systems organize files in directories. Each directory is a separate namespace, so that the directories "letters" and "invoices" may both contain a file "to_jane".

In computer programming, namespaces are typically employed for the purpose of grouping symbols and identifiers around a particular functionality and to avoid name collisionsbetween multiple identifiers that share the same name.

In networking, the Domain Name System organizes websites (and other resources) into hierarchical namespaces.

Source : Wikipedia

User case Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), IoT, Shared Economy, Gaming, Finance and so on, as it can capitalize valuable assets and execute transactions fast, securely and at a reasonable cost.

Launch and Prototype

Team had promised to demonstrate Two MVPs before crowdsale.

The team has already released the Both MVP. This shows that the team is able to deliver on its promises.

  1. E-Explorer : The E-Explorer will be the first among many products built on Edenchain. In the demo, the E-Explorer is used to show transactions, batches and blocks produced on our testnet.

  2. E-Edge : It is a web interface for developers to manage APIs and namespaces. The use of RESTful APIs in Edenchain makes it easy for enterprise users to adopt Edenchain blockchain platform! Most developers have extensive experience using APIs, and Edenchain's APIs will allow them to easily tokenize their products and services on Edenchain blockchain platform, without needing specialised blockchain developers. This keeps cost of development for building a blockchain platform significantly lower than other products such as Hyperledger!

They deliver as they promised till now so i am considering it one of the best project. You can leave your reviews in comment below and we can discuss more about this project.


First of all, the link to the article is here:

I’m gonna keep this short and simple because it’s so dumb that I can’t even understand how it slipped by so many people.

Sampling bias is at an all time high when dealing with crypto. If you got a phone call and the surveyor says “do you own crypto!” a crypto holder will get their dick all frenzied up and then answer the questions, where a regular human that doesn’t buy Chuck E. Cheese virtual tokens will just hang up because it’s “spam calls.” Out of the 2000 surveyed, don’t you think they could have called 5... 10 thousand people before they got enough data to make 2000 respondents? (Question is how they lead up to the question is the premise here that invalidates the study)

Also their averages are screwed up to hell, they state that each person who is invested has an average of $3000 invested. Most of America is in debt, so it’s hard to believe that there isn’t a huge standard deviation & outliers to this number. Or it’s just confirmation bias that rich people are more likely to buy crypto, which is an alternative hypothesis. Regardless, if they tapped a bitcoin millionaire, he could have made the numbers skyrocket.

TL:DR I don’t take surveys seriously. Look at elections, look at anything of meaning. Take a peek at what was predicted vs what actually happened and that my friends, is what happens when you extrapolate biased data to the whole population.

Source: I have a statistics final tomorrow and I am studying over night for it

Posted byRedditor for 6 months.10 hours ago

Not sure if anyone has been following the drama over at /r/BitcoinPrivate/ , but the Dev Team recently "kicked out" their Lead Developer (Rhett) and thought they had parted ways for good.

Today it seems that Rhett returned with a vengeance. Not only has he re-taken control of the Bitcoin Private sub, but he has also banned all MODS and released a medium article exposing the BTCP team as a bunch of incompetent, con-artists and liars that "accidentally" sent their dev funds to a rogue programmer who now refuses to return those funds HERE:

The BTCP Dev team have responded by creating a new disassociated subreddit called /r/BTC_Private/ and are now telling people to stay away from their "official" sub... SMH.


lol I love some good drama, but I'll obviously be staying away from Bitcoin Private. Good luck, all.

Posted byRedditor for 8 months.5 hours ago

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