Monthly Archives: January 2014

New twister-core 0.9.13, CPU usage down from 100% to 2%

I know some parts of twister-core might benefit from optimization, but as a follower of Knuth’s optimization mantra i usually try to favor consistency over “premature optimization”. So it happened that twister started performing very slowly recently. I noticed it

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Updated twister-core fix timeline+DM synchronization issue

New twister-core 0.9.12 is available for download from github repository, win32 bundle and android apk. (you may check the version from network page) The most notably bugfixes are: – Check pieces before sending to other peers in swarm #15 This

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CudaMiner-twister now available

CudaMiner-twister now available: https://github.com/miguelfreitas/CudaMiner-twister Compile with ./configure; make Tested with: ./cudaminer -D -o http://127.0.0.1:28332/ -O user:pwd Make sure your twister-core is up-to-date!

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twister now building for Windows

Here is what a lot of people have been asking for: twister for Windows! Download Page A bundle of twister for win32 + twister-html is provided as example, but it is still highly recommended that you compile your own executable.

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twister featuring in Die Tageszeitung newspaper

twister is featuring in Die Tageszeitung newspaper (Germany): twister – Etwas Bitcoin, etwas Twitter and if have missed Wired coverage, here it is: Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent

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Soft checkpoints

I’d like to add some notes about the new “soft checkpoints” feature that was commited yesterday. Let’s try a FAQ format. What is this “soft checkpoint” thing? Checkpoint is a standard feature of original Bitcoin where a given block number

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Reversal attack

Apparently today we had the second attack against twister. But this time we are seeing the long anticipated “reversal attack”, which is when a new branch is quickly produced in order to overtake the original block chain sequence. Since this

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Recent twister-html and twister-core updates

Some twister-core and twister-html recent updates: – New twister-core build system using GNU Autotools (added 01-17) – Fix long standing bug of dhtget ceasing to work (issue #32). When daemon was left running for long periods it would eventually stop

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twister-core update: more connections and persisted mentions

Another twister-core update is available today in github. User’s are suggested to update (git pull) to improve twister network in two aspects: – More connections: a change introduced earlier this year unexpectedly limited the number of twisterd connections to a

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More bugfixes – please update

New bugfixes are available in github for twister-core, please update your client. I’d like to apologize for this extra trouble, i’ve found some problems in blockchain validation rules that caused clients to reach different number of blocks (some of them

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