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How to run Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS using a Raspberry Pi 4 (or Virtual Machine)

I was helping someone on twitter with this so I figured I'd share the information here as well so that other people would have an easier time than I did.
I'm going to explain how to do this setup on a Raspberry Pi, but note that this should work on a VM as well. You can also set up and run the node headless this way, but I will be explaining how to set up the node using a monitor that you can then later disconnect and access remotely once everything is setup.
Hardware:
-Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB RAM minimum) preferably 4GB RAM -Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsinks -Raspberry Pi 4 case -Micro HDMI cable -USB-C power cable and wall adapter -Monitor -Keyboard and mouse -Ethernet cable (Optional) -16GB or larger microSD card -500GB or larger external hard drive (SSD or portable)
Node Requirements: -50 KBps upload internet speeds (Most people should have this) -Unlimited or high data cap internet download/upload service -6 hours or longer per day dedicated run time
Okay, once you have the hardware its time to get started!
The first thing you'll need to do is install the Raspberry Pi imager, this is how we're going to install Ubuntu onto our Raspberry Pi. After your download and install finishes, open the imager.
  1. Click the "choose OS" box and from the list select Ubuntu, then select Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS (Raspberry Pi 2/3/4).
  2. Insert your microSD card to your computer directly or via a USB converter. Click "choose SD card" and select your inserted microSD card.
  3. Click "Write" and wait for the imager to finish flashing the OS onto your card
When it is done, remove the SD card and reinsert it to access the files installed. You can choose the overclock the Raspberry Pi by editing the config file. To connect to the Raspberry Pi remotely, you'll need to create an SSH file. If you're on windows this is pretty easy. In the File Explorer, highlight the address bar at the top, erase the text and type cmd, press enter and the Command Prompt will pop up. Type the following:
echo\ssh
This will create an SSH file in your SD directory so that you can remote access the Rasberry Pi later. Now you can go ahead and eject the SD card from your computer.
Now we can set up the Raspberry Pi
Go ahead and connect all your peripherals to your Raspberry Pi, insert the microSD, and connect it to power to turn it on. Give it a moment to boot up, then when prompted enter "ubuntu" for the password. It will make you change the password. Afterward, it will print a bunch of information to the screen, write down the IPv4 address, this is the IP address you'll use to remote access the Raspberry Pi. Now, at any time you can remote access your Raspberry Pi by entering a terminal on another PC in your network and typing:
ssh [email protected](your IP address)
The next step is to install a desktop. There are plenty to choose from so feel free to use a different one than what I use, you can also choose to ignore this and to just work from in the terminal from this point forward.
You need to update all the repositories so type: (Note you'll either have to be connected by ethernet or have edited the network-config file to setup your wifi in advance)
sudo apt-get update
Once it's done updating type the following to upgrade your system:
sudo apt-get upgrade
Now that you're up-to-date, you can install the desktop using the command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop
This will take a while to download and install so just sit back and let it do its thing. Once it's done downloading, restart your Raspberry Pi and log in with the password you changed earlier. Your first boot may take a while so just be patient, don't freak out if you see a single purple square in the center of the screen while it's loading. You should now have the Ubuntu desktop ready to go and now it's on to installing Bitcoin Core!
Installing Bitcoin Core 0.20.0
Since we're running Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS, it should come preinstalled with the Snap Store. This makes installing apps very easy and works similar to pip install in Python. Simply open your terminal and type:
sudo snap install bitcoin-core
This will install Bitcoin Core into your Snap folder and will add the application to your system. Unfortunately, there are still a few steps left before we can begin downloading the blockchain. By default, Bitcoin Core doesn't have the removable-media Plug connected to the Socket. You can view this by typing:
snap connections bitcoin-core
This means when you try installing everything onto your external hard drive, Bitcoin Core won't be able to identify it or write to it even when passed the directory path. To fix this first locate your Snap folder, make a copy of the bitcoin-core folder inside, and paste it into your external drive.
NOTE: You must make a copy, you can't just move the snap file to the external drive.
Now, you can connect the removable-media Plug to the Socket by typing:
sudo snap connect bitcoin-core:removable-media :removable-media
This gives you the read/write permissions necessary to access the /media path. Finally, you can now launch Bitcoin Core and select "use a custom directory path" when prompted. Highlight the current directory path and replace it with the path to your external hard drive, it should look something like this:
/media/(external drive)/bitcoin-core/common/.bitcoin
This is why we had to make a copy of the bitcoin-core folder to the external drive earlier, the Bitcoin Core application will create the new data directory through ".bitcoin". Hit "Okay" and the application will begin synchronizing with the network! Once the synchronization is finished your very own node will be up and running!
EDIT: (08/01/2020) Bitcoin Core 0.20.01 has been released, I will update the tutorial soon with how to run the latest release.
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Google Alternatives huge list restore your privacy

This guide aims to be the most exhaustive resource available for documenting alternatives to Google products.
With growing concerns over online privacy and securing personal data, more people than ever are considering alternatives to Google products.
After all, Google’s business model essentially revolves around data collection and advertisements, both of which infringe on your privacy. More data means better (targeted) ads and more revenue. The company pulled in over $116 billion in ad revenue last year alone – and that number continues to grow.
But the word is getting out. A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to Google products that respect their privacy and data.
So let’s get started.
Note: The lists below are not necessarily in rank order. Choose the best products and services based on your own unique needs.

Google search alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.
Here are ten alternatives to Google search:
  1. Searx – A privacy-friendly and versatile metasearch engine that’s also open source.
  2. MetaGer – An open source metasearch engine with good features, based in Germany.
  3. SwissCows – A zero-tracking private search engine based in Switzerland, hosted on secure Swiss infrastructure.
  4. Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
  5. DuckDuckGo – A private search engine based in the US.
  6. Mojeek – The only true search engine (rather than metasearch engine) that has its own crawler and index (based in the UK).
  7. YaCy – A decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer search engine.
  8. Givero – Based in Denmark, Givero offers more privacy than Google and combines search with charitable donations.
  9. Ecosia – Ecosia is based in Germany and donates a part of revenues to planting trees.
*Note: With the exception of Mojeek, all of the private search engines above are technically metasearch engines, since they source their results from other search engines, such as Bing and Google.
(Startpage is no longer recommended.)

Gmail alternatives

Gmail may be convenient and popular, but there are three major problems:
  1. Your inbox is used as a data collection tool. (Did you know Google is tracking your purchasing history from the receipts in your inbox?)
  2. Rather than seeing just emails, your email inbox is also used for ads and marketing.
  3. The contents of your inbox are being shared with Google and other random third parties.
When you remain logged in to your Gmail account, Google can easily track your activities online as you browse different websites, which may be hosting Google Analytics or Google ads (Adsense).
Here are ten alternatives to Gmail that do well in terms of privacy:
  1. Tutanota – based in Germany; very secure and private; free accounts up to 1 GB
  2. Mailfence – based in Belgium; lots of features; free accounts up to 500 MB
  3. Posteo – based in Germany; €1/mo with 14 day refund window
  4. StartMail – based in Netherlands; $5.00/mo with 7 day free trial
  5. Runbox – based in Norway; lots of storage and features; $1.66/mo with 30 day free trial
  6. Mailbox.org – based in Germany; €1/mo with 30 day free trial
  7. CounterMail – based in Sweden; $4.00/mo with 7 day free trial
  8. Kolab Now – based in Switzerland; €4.41/mo with 30 day money-back guarantee
  9. ProtonMail – based in Switzerland; free accounts up to 500 MB
  10. Thexyz – based in Canada; $1.95/mo with 30 day refund window

Chrome alternatives

Google Chrome is a popular browser, but it’s also a data collection tool – and many people are taking notice. Just a few days ago, the Washington Post asserted that “Google’s web browser has become spy software,” with 11,000 tracker cookies observed in a single week.
Here are seven alternatives for more privacy:
  1. Firefox browser – Firefox is a very customizable, open-source browser that is popular in privacy circles. There are also many different Firefox modifications and tweaks that will give you more privacy and security. (Also check out Firefox Focus, a privacy-focused version for mobile users.)
  2. Iridium – Based on open source Chromium, Iridium offers numerous privacy and security enhancements over Chrome, source code here.
  3. GNU IceCat – A fork of Firefox from the Free Software Foundation.
  4. Tor browser – A hardened and secured version of Firefox that runs on the Tor network by default. (It also does a good job against browser fingerprinting.)
  5. Ungoogled Chromium – Just as the name says, this is an open source version of Chromium that has been “ungoogled” and modified for more privacy.
  6. Brave – Brave is another Chromium-based browser that is rather popular. It blocks trackers and ads by default (except for “approved” ads that are part of the “Brave Ads” network).
  7. Waterfox – This is a fork of Firefox that is configured for more privacy by default, with Mozilla telemetry stripped out of the code.
Of course, there are other alternatives to Chrome, such as Safari (from Apple), Microsoft Internet ExploreEdge, Opera, and Vivaldi – but these also come with some privacy drawbacks.

Google Drive alternatives

If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google Drive alternatives:
  1. Tresorit – A user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland.
  2. ownCloud – An open source and self-hosted cloud platform developed in Germany.
  3. Nextcloud – Nextcloud is also an open source, self-hosted file sharing and collaboration platform, based in Germany.
  4. Sync – Based in Canada, Sync offers a secure, encrypted cloud storage solution for businesses and individuals.
  5. Syncthing – Here we have a decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer cloud storage platform.
Of course, Dropbox is another popular Google drive alternative, but it’s not the best in terms of privacy.

Google Calendar alternative

Here are some Google Calendar alternatives:
  1. Lightning Calendar is an open source calendar option developed by Mozilla, and it’s compatible with Thunderbird and Seamonkey.
  2. Etar, an open source, basic calendar option.
  3. Fruux, an open source calendar with good features and support for many operating systems.
For those wanting a combined solution for both email and calendar functionality, these providers offer that:

Google Docs / Sheets / Slides alternative

There are many solid Google Docs alternatives available. The largest offline document editing suite is, of course, Microsoft Office. As most people know, however, Microsoft is not the best company for privacy. Nonetheless, there are a few other good Google Docs alternatives:
  1. CryptPad – CryptPad is a privacy-focused alternative with strong encryption, and it’s free.
  2. Etherpad – A self-hosted collaborative online editor that’s also open source.
  3. Mailfence Documents – From the Mailfence team, this is a secure file sharing, storage, and collaboration tool.
  4. Zoho Docs – This is another good Google Docs alternative with a clean interface and good functionality, although it may not be the best for privacy.
  5. OnlyOffice – OnlyOffice feels a bit more restricted than some of the other options in terms of features.
  6. Cryptee – This is a privacy-focused platform for photo and document storage and editing. It’s open source and based in Estonia.
  7. LibreOffice (offline) – You can use LibreOffice which is free and open source.
  8. Apache OpenOffice (offline) – Another good open source office suite.

Google Photos alternative

Here are a few good Google Photos alternatives:
Shoebox was another alternative, but it closed operations in June 2019.

YouTube alternatives

Unfortunately, YouTube alternatives can really be hit or miss, with most struggling to gain popularity.
  1. Peertube
  2. DTube
  3. Bitchute
  4. invidio.us
  5. Vimeo
  6. Bit.tube
  7. Dailymotion
  8. Hooktube
Tip: Invidio.us is a great Youtube proxy that allows you to watch any Youtube video without logging in, even if the video is somehow restricted. To do this, simply replace [www.youtube.com] with [invidio.us] in the URL you want to view.

Google translate alternative

Here are a few Google translate alternatives I have come across:
  1. DeepL – DeepL is a solid Google Translate alternative that seems to give great results. Like Google Translate, DeepL allows you to post up to 5,000 characters at a time (but the pro version is unlimited). The user interface is good and there is also a built-in dictionary feature.
  2. Linguee – Linguee does not allow you to post large blocks of text like DeepL. However, Linguee will give you very accurate translations for single words or phrases, along with context examples.
  3. dict.cc – This Google Translate alternative seems to do a decent job on single-world lookups, but it also feels a bit outdated.
  4. Swisscows Translate – A good translation service supporting many languages.
If you want to translate blocks of text, check out DeepL. If you want in-depth translations for single words or phrases, then Linguee is a good choice.

Google analytics alternative

For website admins, there are many reasons to use an alternative to Google analytics. Aside from privacy concerns, there are also faster and more user-friendly alternatives that also respect your visitors’ privacy.
  1. Clicky is a great alternative to Google Analytics that truncates and anonymizes visitor IP addresses by default. It is lightweight, user-friendly, and fully compliant with GDPR regulations, while also being certified by Privacy Shield.
  2. Matomo (formerly Piwik) is an open-source analytics platform that respects the privacy of visitors by anonymizing and truncating visitor IP addresses (if enabled by the website admin). It is also certified to respect user privacy.
  3. Fathom Analytics is an open source alternative to Google Analytics that’s available on Github here. It’s minimal, fast, and lightweight.
  4. Get Insights – Another privacy-focused analytics platform, with a full analytics suite. The front-end client is open source and available here.
  5. AT Internet is a France-based analytics provider that is fully GDPR compliant, with all data stored on French servers, and a good track record going back to 1996.
Many websites host Google Analytics because they run Google Adsense campaigns. Without Google Analytics, tracking performance of these campaigns would be difficult. Nonetheless, there are still better options for privacy.

Google Maps alternative

A map alternative for PCs is OpenStreetMap.
A few Google Maps alternatives for mobile devices include:
  1. OsmAnd is a free and open-source mobile maps app for both Android and iOS (based on OpenStreetMap data).
  2. Maps (F Droid) uses OpenStreetMap data (offline).
  3. Maps.Me is another option that is free on both Android and iOS, but there is a fair amount of data collection with this alternative, as explained in their privacy policy.
  4. MapHub is also based on OpenStreeMap data and it does not collect locations or user IP addresses.
Note: Waze is not an “alternative” as it is now owned by Google.

Google Play Store alternative

Currently the best Google Play Store alternative is to use F-Droid and then go through the Yalp store. As explained on the official site, F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
After you have installed F-Droid, you can then download the Yalp store APK, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store directly as APK files.
📷The Yalp Store is a good alternative to the Google Play Store.
See the F-Droid website or the official GitHub page for more info. Other alternatives to the Google Play Store include:

Google Chrome OS alternative

Want to ditch the Chromebook and Chrome OS? Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Linux – Of course, Linux is arguably the best alternative, being a free, open-source operating system with lots of different flavors. With some adjustments, Linux Ubuntu can be run on Chromebooks.
  2. Tails – Tails is a free, privacy-focused operating system based on Linux that routes all traffic through the Tor network.
  3. QubesOS – Recommended by Snowden, free, and also open source.
Of course, the other two big operating system alternatives are Windows and Apple’s operating system for MacBooks – Mac OS. Windows, particularly Windows 10, is a very bad option for privacy. While slightly better, Apple also collects user data and has partnered with the NSA) for surveillance.

Android alternatives

The biggest alternative to Android is iOS from Apple. But we’ll skip over that for reasons already mentioned. Here are a few Android OS alternatives:
  1. LineageOS – A free and open-source operating system for phones and tablets based on Android.
  2. Ubuntu Touch – A mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system.
  3. Plasma Mobile – An open source, Linux-based operating system with active development.
  4. Sailfish OS – Another open source, Linux-based mobile OS.
  5. Replicant – A fully free Android distribution with an emphasis on freedom, privacy, and security.
  6. /e/ – This is another open source project with a focus on privacy and security.
Purism is also working on a privacy-focused mobile phone called the Librem 5. It is in production, but not yet available (estimated Q3 2019).

Google Hangouts alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Google Hangouts:
  1. Wire – A great all-around secure messenger, video, and chat app, but somewhat limited on the number of people who can chat together in a group conversation via voice or video.
  2. Signal – A good secure messenger platform from Open Whisper Systems.
  3. Telegram – A longtime secure messenger app, formerly based in Russia, now in Dubai.
  4. Riot – A privacy-focused encrypted chat service that is also open source.

Google Domains alternative

Google Domains is a domain registration service. Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Namecheap – I like Namecheap because all domain purchases now come with free WhoisGuard protection for life, which protects your contact information from third parties. Namecheap also accepts Bitcoin and offers domain registration, hosting, email, SSL certs, and a variety of other products.
  2. Njalla – Njalla is a privacy-focused domain registration service based in Nevis. They offer hosting options, too, and also accept cryptocurrency payments.
  3. OrangeWebsite – OrangeWebsite offers anonymous domain registration services and also accepts cryptocurrency payments, based in Iceland.

Other Google alternatives

Here more alternatives for various Google products:
Google forms alternativeJotForm is a free online form builder.
Google Keep alternative – Below are a few different Google Keep alternatives:
Google Fonts alternative – Many websites load Google fonts through Google APIs, but that’s not necessary. One alternative to this is to use Font Squirrel, which has a large selection of both Google and non-Google fonts which are free to download and use.
Google Voice alternativeJMP.chat (both free and paid)
G Suite alternativeZoho is probably the best option
Google Firebase alternativeKuzzle (free and open source)
Google Blogger alternativesWordPress, Medium, and Ghost are all good options.
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Seedbox locations to reach the most users?

Are you OK with direct message offers from vendors?
Not right away.
What are your main reasons for getting a seedbox?
Seeding torrents
Do you have any specific requirements?
Primarily I'm looking to be in the greatest position to seed torrents that rarely need to be seeded, I thought having a seedbox in different locations of the world would give me the best chance for this? For example, whatbox has Availability in the Netherlands, US and Singapore.
The only downfall with this is that one of those locations would only need 200-500gb storage and 200gb upload traffic.I'm still fairly new to seedboxes, I've only used a few apps and haven't been able to utilize them in a beneficial way(primarily syncing, FTP seemed to be faster than those apps).
Plex isn't something I use.
Are you looking for a shared or dedicated solution?
Shared is suitable.
Are you looking for managed or unmanaged solution?
Managed.
Please describe your Seedbox experience:
Three months, two-three seedboxes at a time.
Currently with a provider or used one before?
Just Dediseedbox
What is your Linux experience?
I used to work with Ubuntu six years ago, very rusty.
What is your monthly budget?
I wouldn't say I have a budget, but if something is cheaper and offers similar value, I'm inclined to go with the cheaper.
Payment preferences or requirements?
Usually Paypal or Mastercard, I can do bitcoin, just it's a pain in the ass sometimes.
Do you need support for public trackers?
I do not.
Routing: Tell us your continent:
Australia, but I've been using seedboxes in the Netherlands, so I'm not sure if this matters too much.
What kind of connection speeds do you need?
For the RED dedicated servers, the higher the better, so I can out seed other people. For the server which might use large torrents, not as much.
How much monthly bandwidth is needed?
RED ones, under 1TB, the other one unlimited.
How much disk space do you need?
RED ones, 200gb
List some features you are looking for:
If I can get a sync app which goes as fast as FTP, then that would be terrific. I'm used to seeing a torrent client in front of me, I'd prefer to continue being able to use that as opposed to just command lines.
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guide to how to restore your privacy huge list

This guide aims to be the most exhaustive resource available for documenting alternatives to Google products.
With growing concerns over online privacy and securing personal data, more people than ever are considering alternatives to Google products.
After all, Google’s business model essentially revolves around data collection and advertisements, both of which infringe on your privacy. More data means better (targeted) ads and more revenue. The company pulled in over $116 billion in ad revenue last year alone – and that number continues to grow.
But the word is getting out. A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to Google products that respect their privacy and data.
So let’s get started.
Note: The lists below are not necessarily in rank order. Choose the best products and services based on your own unique needs.

Google search alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.
Here are ten alternatives to Google search:
  1. Searx – A privacy-friendly and versatile metasearch engine that’s also open source.
  2. MetaGer – An open source metasearch engine with good features, based in Germany.
  3. SwissCows – A zero-tracking private search engine based in Switzerland, hosted on secure Swiss infrastructure.
  4. Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
  5. DuckDuckGo – A private search engine based in the US.
  6. Mojeek – The only true search engine (rather than metasearch engine) that has its own crawler and index (based in the UK).
  7. YaCy – A decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer search engine.
  8. Givero – Based in Denmark, Givero offers more privacy than Google and combines search with charitable donations.
  9. Ecosia – Ecosia is based in Germany and donates a part of revenues to planting trees.
*Note: With the exception of Mojeek, all of the private search engines above are technically metasearch engines, since they source their results from other search engines, such as Bing and Google.
(Startpage is no longer recommended.)

Gmail alternatives

Gmail may be convenient and popular, but there are three major problems:
  1. Your inbox is used as a data collection tool. (Did you know Google is tracking your purchasing history from the receipts in your inbox?)
  2. Rather than seeing just emails, your email inbox is also used for ads and marketing.
  3. The contents of your inbox are being shared with Google and other random third parties.
When you remain logged in to your Gmail account, Google can easily track your activities online as you browse different websites, which may be hosting Google Analytics or Google ads (Adsense).
Here are ten alternatives to Gmail that do well in terms of privacy:
  1. Tutanota – based in Germany; very secure and private; free accounts up to 1 GB
  2. Mailfence – based in Belgium; lots of features; free accounts up to 500 MB
  3. Posteo – based in Germany; €1/mo with 14 day refund window
  4. StartMail – based in Netherlands; $5.00/mo with 7 day free trial
  5. Runbox – based in Norway; lots of storage and features; $1.66/mo with 30 day free trial
  6. Mailbox.org – based in Germany; €1/mo with 30 day free trial
  7. CounterMail – based in Sweden; $4.00/mo with 7 day free trial
  8. Kolab Now – based in Switzerland; €4.41/mo with 30 day money-back guarantee
  9. ProtonMail – based in Switzerland; free accounts up to 500 MB
  10. Thexyz – based in Canada; $1.95/mo with 30 day refund window

Chrome alternatives

Google Chrome is a popular browser, but it’s also a data collection tool – and many people are taking notice. Just a few days ago, the Washington Post asserted that “Google’s web browser has become spy software,” with 11,000 tracker cookies observed in a single week.
Here are seven alternatives for more privacy:
  1. Firefox browser – Firefox is a very customizable, open-source browser that is popular in privacy circles. There are also many different Firefox modifications and tweaks that will give you more privacy and security. (Also check out Firefox Focus, a privacy-focused version for mobile users.)
  2. Iridium – Based on open source Chromium, Iridium offers numerous privacy and security enhancements over Chrome, source code here.
  3. GNU IceCat – A fork of Firefox from the Free Software Foundation.
  4. Tor browser – A hardened and secured version of Firefox that runs on the Tor network by default. (It also does a good job against browser fingerprinting.)
  5. Ungoogled Chromium – Just as the name says, this is an open source version of Chromium that has been “ungoogled” and modified for more privacy.
  6. Brave – Brave is another Chromium-based browser that is rather popular. It blocks trackers and ads by default (except for “approved” ads that are part of the “Brave Ads” network).
  7. Waterfox – This is a fork of Firefox that is configured for more privacy by default, with Mozilla telemetry stripped out of the code.
Of course, there are other alternatives to Chrome, such as Safari (from Apple), Microsoft Internet ExploreEdge, Opera, and Vivaldi – but these also come with some privacy drawbacks.

Google Drive alternatives

If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google Drive alternatives:
  1. Tresorit – A user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland.
  2. ownCloud – An open source and self-hosted cloud platform developed in Germany.
  3. Nextcloud – Nextcloud is also an open source, self-hosted file sharing and collaboration platform, based in Germany.
  4. Sync – Based in Canada, Sync offers a secure, encrypted cloud storage solution for businesses and individuals.
  5. Syncthing – Here we have a decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer cloud storage platform.
Of course, Dropbox is another popular Google drive alternative, but it’s not the best in terms of privacy.

Google Calendar alternative

Here are some Google Calendar alternatives:
  1. Lightning Calendar is an open source calendar option developed by Mozilla, and it’s compatible with Thunderbird and Seamonkey.
  2. Etar, an open source, basic calendar option.
  3. Fruux, an open source calendar with good features and support for many operating systems.
For those wanting a combined solution for both email and calendar functionality, these providers offer that:

Google Docs / Sheets / Slides alternative

There are many solid Google Docs alternatives available. The largest offline document editing suite is, of course, Microsoft Office. As most people know, however, Microsoft is not the best company for privacy. Nonetheless, there are a few other good Google Docs alternatives:
  1. CryptPad – CryptPad is a privacy-focused alternative with strong encryption, and it’s free.
  2. Etherpad – A self-hosted collaborative online editor that’s also open source.
  3. Mailfence Documents – From the Mailfence team, this is a secure file sharing, storage, and collaboration tool.
  4. Zoho Docs – This is another good Google Docs alternative with a clean interface and good functionality, although it may not be the best for privacy.
  5. OnlyOffice – OnlyOffice feels a bit more restricted than some of the other options in terms of features.
  6. Cryptee – This is a privacy-focused platform for photo and document storage and editing. It’s open source and based in Estonia.
  7. LibreOffice (offline) – You can use LibreOffice which is free and open source.
  8. Apache OpenOffice (offline) – Another good open source office suite.

Google Photos alternative

Here are a few good Google Photos alternatives:
Shoebox was another alternative, but it closed operations in June 2019.

YouTube alternatives

Unfortunately, YouTube alternatives can really be hit or miss, with most struggling to gain popularity.
  1. Peertube
  2. DTube
  3. Bitchute
  4. invidio.us
  5. Vimeo
  6. Bit.tube
  7. Dailymotion
  8. Hooktube
Tip: Invidio.us is a great Youtube proxy that allows you to watch any Youtube video without logging in, even if the video is somehow restricted. To do this, simply replace [www.youtube.com] with [invidio.us] in the URL you want to view.

Google translate alternative

Here are a few Google translate alternatives I have come across:
  1. DeepL – DeepL is a solid Google Translate alternative that seems to give great results. Like Google Translate, DeepL allows you to post up to 5,000 characters at a time (but the pro version is unlimited). The user interface is good and there is also a built-in dictionary feature.
  2. Linguee – Linguee does not allow you to post large blocks of text like DeepL. However, Linguee will give you very accurate translations for single words or phrases, along with context examples.
  3. dict.cc – This Google Translate alternative seems to do a decent job on single-world lookups, but it also feels a bit outdated.
  4. Swisscows Translate – A good translation service supporting many languages.
If you want to translate blocks of text, check out DeepL. If you want in-depth translations for single words or phrases, then Linguee is a good choice.

Google analytics alternative

For website admins, there are many reasons to use an alternative to Google analytics. Aside from privacy concerns, there are also faster and more user-friendly alternatives that also respect your visitors’ privacy.
  1. Clicky is a great alternative to Google Analytics that truncates and anonymizes visitor IP addresses by default. It is lightweight, user-friendly, and fully compliant with GDPR regulations, while also being certified by Privacy Shield.
  2. Matomo (formerly Piwik) is an open-source analytics platform that respects the privacy of visitors by anonymizing and truncating visitor IP addresses (if enabled by the website admin). It is also certified to respect user privacy.
  3. Fathom Analytics is an open source alternative to Google Analytics that’s available on Github here. It’s minimal, fast, and lightweight.
  4. Get Insights – Another privacy-focused analytics platform, with a full analytics suite. The front-end client is open source and available here.
  5. AT Internet is a France-based analytics provider that is fully GDPR compliant, with all data stored on French servers, and a good track record going back to 1996.
Many websites host Google Analytics because they run Google Adsense campaigns. Without Google Analytics, tracking performance of these campaigns would be difficult. Nonetheless, there are still better options for privacy.

Google Maps alternative

A map alternative for PCs is OpenStreetMap.
A few Google Maps alternatives for mobile devices include:
  1. OsmAnd is a free and open-source mobile maps app for both Android and iOS (based on OpenStreetMap data).
  2. Maps (F Droid) uses OpenStreetMap data (offline).
  3. Maps.Me is another option that is free on both Android and iOS, but there is a fair amount of data collection with this alternative, as explained in their privacy policy.
  4. MapHub is also based on OpenStreeMap data and it does not collect locations or user IP addresses.
Note: Waze is not an “alternative” as it is now owned by Google.

Google Play Store alternative

Currently the best Google Play Store alternative is to use F-Droid and then go through the Yalp store. As explained on the official site, F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
After you have installed F-Droid, you can then download the Yalp store APK, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store directly as APK files.
📷The Yalp Store is a good alternative to the Google Play Store.
See the F-Droid website or the official GitHub page for more info. Other alternatives to the Google Play Store include:

Google Chrome OS alternative

Want to ditch the Chromebook and Chrome OS? Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Linux – Of course, Linux is arguably the best alternative, being a free, open-source operating system with lots of different flavors. With some adjustments, Linux Ubuntu can be run on Chromebooks.
  2. Tails – Tails is a free, privacy-focused operating system based on Linux that routes all traffic through the Tor network.
  3. QubesOS – Recommended by Snowden, free, and also open source.
Of course, the other two big operating system alternatives are Windows and Apple’s operating system for MacBooks – Mac OS. Windows, particularly Windows 10, is a very bad option for privacy. While slightly better, Apple also collects user data and has partnered with the NSA) for surveillance.

Android alternatives

The biggest alternative to Android is iOS from Apple. But we’ll skip over that for reasons already mentioned. Here are a few Android OS alternatives:
  1. LineageOS – A free and open-source operating system for phones and tablets based on Android.
  2. Ubuntu Touch – A mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system.
  3. Plasma Mobile – An open source, Linux-based operating system with active development.
  4. Sailfish OS – Another open source, Linux-based mobile OS.
  5. Replicant – A fully free Android distribution with an emphasis on freedom, privacy, and security.
  6. /e/ – This is another open source project with a focus on privacy and security.
Purism is also working on a privacy-focused mobile phone called the Librem 5. It is in production, but not yet available (estimated Q3 2019).

Google Hangouts alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Google Hangouts:
  1. Wire – A great all-around secure messenger, video, and chat app, but somewhat limited on the number of people who can chat together in a group conversation via voice or video.
  2. Signal – A good secure messenger platform from Open Whisper Systems.
  3. Telegram – A longtime secure messenger app, formerly based in Russia, now in Dubai.
  4. Riot – A privacy-focused encrypted chat service that is also open source.

Google Domains alternative

Google Domains is a domain registration service. Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Namecheap – I like Namecheap because all domain purchases now come with free WhoisGuard protection for life, which protects your contact information from third parties. Namecheap also accepts Bitcoin and offers domain registration, hosting, email, SSL certs, and a variety of other products.
  2. Njalla – Njalla is a privacy-focused domain registration service based in Nevis. They offer hosting options, too, and also accept cryptocurrency payments.
  3. OrangeWebsite – OrangeWebsite offers anonymous domain registration services and also accepts cryptocurrency payments, based in Iceland.

Other Google alternatives

Here more alternatives for various Google products:
Google forms alternativeJotForm is a free online form builder.
Google Keep alternative – Below are a few different Google Keep alternatives:
Google Fonts alternative – Many websites load Google fonts through Google APIs, but that’s not necessary. One alternative to this is to use Font Squirrel, which has a large selection of both Google and non-Google fonts which are free to download and use.
Google Voice alternativeJMP.chat (both free and paid)
G Suite alternativeZoho is probably the best option
Google Firebase alternativeKuzzle (free and open source)
Google Blogger alternativesWordPress, Medium, and Ghost are all good options.
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Problem with the first Initialization of my LN node, dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out

Background
I was following 402 Payment Required's LN video over here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0siLF9zmWo) and everything was good so far, until the moment of the first Initialization of my LN node, I got an (dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out) error. Your environment
I was starting the Initialization by the following way
lnd --externalip=X.X.X.X
And I've my lnd configuration file with the following attributes
alias= debuglevel=debug bitcoin.active=1 bitcoin.mainnet=1 bitcoin.node=bitcoind
I created the file (before) I started the Initialization.
version of lnd: I don't know, I guess it's the latest version. which operating system (uname -a on *Nix): Ubuntu 18.04 version of btcd, bitcoind, or other backend: bitcoind 0.19.1 any other relevant environment details: My Ubuntu is running on a VM machine with a (bridged) internet connection 
Steps to reproduce
I don't know how to reproduce the problem but here is a log with my issue
2020-08-14 20:33:16.008 [INF] BTCN: Server listening on [::]:9735
2020-08-14 20:33:16.009 [INF] SRVR: Initializing peer network bootstrappers!
2020-08-14 20:33:16.009 [INF] SRVR: Creating DNS peer bootstrapper with seeds: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:16.010 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:16.022 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:16.426 [INF] DISC: Obtained 1 addrs to bootstrap network with
2020-08-14 20:33:19.428 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 2s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #1)
2020-08-14 20:33:21.428 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:21.463 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:21.464 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:21.464 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 4s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #2)
2020-08-14 20:33:25.464 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 8s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #3)
2020-08-14 20:33:33.504 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 16s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #4)
2020-08-14 20:33:49.540 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:49.540 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:49.578 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:49.578 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 32s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #5)
2020-08-14 20:34:21.579 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:34:21.580 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:34:21.735 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:34:21.735 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #6)
2020-08-14 20:35:21.736 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:35:21.736 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:35:22.280 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:35:22.280 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #7)
2020-08-14 20:35:27.316 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to connect to ##################################################################@my-external-ip:9735: dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out
2020-08-14 20:36:22.280 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:36:22.347 [INF] CRTR: Pruning channel graph using block 0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57 (height=643720)
2020-08-14 20:36:22.349 [INF] CRTR: Block 0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57 (height=643720) closed 0 channels
2020-08-14 20:36:22.461 [DBG] NTFN: Filtering 3178 txns for 0 spend requests at height 643720
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [INF] NTFN: New block: height=643720, sha=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [DBG] SWPR: New block: height=643720, sha=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [INF] UTXN: Attempting to graduate height=643720: num_kids=0, num_babies=0
2020-08-14 20:36:22.524 [DBG] DISC: New block: height=643720, hash=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.757 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:36:22.758 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:36:22.758 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #8)
Expected behavior
I expected the Initialization would work normally without any issues.
Actual behavior
The first Initialization of the LN node didn't happen, stuck in the loop of trying to locate bootstrap peers
N.B. I'm a unix beginner, so please bare with me.
submitted by scottcarter2020 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Problem with the first Initialization of my LN node, dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out

Background
I was following 402 Payment Required's LN video over here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0siLF9zmWo) and everything was good so far, until the moment of the first Initialization of my LN node, I got an (dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out) error.
I was starting the Initialization by the following way
lnd --externalip=X.X.X.X
And I've my lnd configuration file with the following attributes
alias= debuglevel=debug bitcoin.active=1 bitcoin.mainnet=1 bitcoin.node=bitcoind
I created the file (before) I started the Initialization.
Your environment
version of lnd: I don't know, I guess it's the latest version. which operating system (uname -a on *Nix): Ubuntu 18.04 version of btcd, bitcoind, or other backend: bitcoind 0.19.1 any other relevant environment details: My Ubuntu is running on a VM machine with a (bridged) internet connection 
Steps to reproduce
I don't know how to reproduce the problem but here is a log with my issue
2020-08-14 20:33:16.008 [INF] BTCN: Server listening on [::]:9735
2020-08-14 20:33:16.009 [INF] SRVR: Initializing peer network bootstrappers!
2020-08-14 20:33:16.009 [INF] SRVR: Creating DNS peer bootstrapper with seeds: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:16.010 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:16.022 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:16.426 [INF] DISC: Obtained 1 addrs to bootstrap network with
2020-08-14 20:33:19.428 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 2s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #1)
2020-08-14 20:33:21.428 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:21.463 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:21.464 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:21.464 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 4s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #2)
2020-08-14 20:33:25.464 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:25.504 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 8s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #3)
2020-08-14 20:33:33.504 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:33.539 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 16s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #4)
2020-08-14 20:33:49.540 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:33:49.540 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:33:49.578 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:33:49.578 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 32s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #5)
2020-08-14 20:34:21.579 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:34:21.580 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:34:21.735 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:34:21.735 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #6)
2020-08-14 20:35:21.736 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:35:21.736 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:35:22.280 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:35:22.280 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #7)
2020-08-14 20:35:27.316 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to connect to ##################################################################@my-external-ip:9735: dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out
2020-08-14 20:36:22.280 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: BOLT-0010 DNS Seed: [[nodes.lightning.directory soa.nodes.lightning.directory] [lseed.bitcoinstats.com ]]
2020-08-14 20:36:22.347 [INF] CRTR: Pruning channel graph using block 0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57 (height=643720)
2020-08-14 20:36:22.349 [INF] CRTR: Block 0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57 (height=643720) closed 0 channels
2020-08-14 20:36:22.461 [DBG] NTFN: Filtering 3178 txns for 0 spend requests at height 643720
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [INF] NTFN: New block: height=643720, sha=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [DBG] SWPR: New block: height=643720, sha=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.523 [INF] UTXN: Attempting to graduate height=643720: num_kids=0, num_babies=0
2020-08-14 20:36:22.524 [DBG] DISC: New block: height=643720, hash=0000000000000000000f09423cef42338b27f29244a99deed77411cf2e6edb57
2020-08-14 20:36:22.757 [INF] DISC: Attempting to bootstrap with: Authenticated Channel Graph
2020-08-14 20:36:22.758 [ERR] SRVR: Unable to retrieve initial bootstrap peers: no addresses found
2020-08-14 20:36:22.758 [DBG] SRVR: Waiting 1m0s before trying to locate bootstrap peers (attempt #8)
Expected behavior
I expected the Initialization would work normally without any issues.
Actual behavior
The first Initialization of the LN node didn't happen, stuck in the loop of trying to locate bootstrap peers
N.B. I'm a unix beginner, so please bare with me.
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Electrum wont connect to mynode

having some issues with Electrum wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. i got it to install properly with no issues. but it seems like i am now have trouble connecting it to my node, below is what my .desktop file looks like
# If you want Electrum to appear in a Linux app launcher ("start menu"), install this by doing:
# sudo desktop-file-install electrum.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Lightweight Bitcoin Client
Exec=sh -c "PATH=\"\\$HOME/.local/bin:\\$PATH\"; electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50001:t %u"
GenericName[en_US]=Bitcoin Wallet
GenericName=Bitcoin Wallet
Icon=electrum
Name[en_US]=Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Name=Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Categories=Finance;Network;
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=electrum
Terminal=false
Type=Application
MimeType=x-scheme-handlebitcoin;
Actions=Testnet;

[Desktop Action Testnet]
Exec=sh -c "PATH=\"\\$HOME/.local/bin:\\$PATH\"; electrum --testnet %u"
Name=Testnet mode


when opening up the wallet, i get the red dot on the bottom right hand corner, i can ping and access mynode via the local 192. address and i see electrum server is running. does it matter where the electrum.desktop file is located? as of right now i have it under /home/gp11/Downloads. is there anything else i can check? even if i remove electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50001:t i still get the same result with no connection, where i am thinking if i remove the line of code it should connect to other nodes.
currently using myNode community Version 0.2.09 any help here would be appreciated - thanks in advance.
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huge list of google alternatives tutorial for those people who respects their privacy

This guide aims to be the most exhaustive resource available for documenting alternatives to Google products.
With growing concerns over online privacy and securing personal data, more people than ever are considering alternatives to Google products.
After all, Google’s business model essentially revolves around data collection and advertisements, both of which infringe on your privacy. More data means better (targeted) ads and more revenue. The company pulled in over $116 billion in ad revenue last year alone – and that number continues to grow.
But the word is getting out. A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to Google products that respect their privacy and data.
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Note: The lists below are not necessarily in rank order. Choose the best products and services based on your own unique needs.

Google search alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.
Here are ten alternatives to Google search:
  1. Searx – A privacy-friendly and versatile metasearch engine that’s also open source.
  2. MetaGer – An open source metasearch engine with good features, based in Germany.
  3. SwissCows – A zero-tracking private search engine based in Switzerland, hosted on secure Swiss infrastructure.
  4. Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
  5. DuckDuckGo – A private search engine based in the US.
  6. Mojeek – The only true search engine (rather than metasearch engine) that has its own crawler and index (based in the UK).
  7. YaCy – A decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer search engine.
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(Startpage is no longer recommended.)

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Gmail may be convenient and popular, but there are three major problems:
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  3. Posteo – based in Germany; €1/mo with 14 day refund window
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  7. CounterMail – based in Sweden; $4.00/mo with 7 day free trial
  8. Kolab Now – based in Switzerland; €4.41/mo with 30 day money-back guarantee
  9. ProtonMail – based in Switzerland; free accounts up to 500 MB
  10. Thexyz – based in Canada; $1.95/mo with 30 day refund window

Chrome alternatives

Google Chrome is a popular browser, but it’s also a data collection tool – and many people are taking notice. Just a few days ago, the Washington Post asserted that “Google’s web browser has become spy software,” with 11,000 tracker cookies observed in a single week.
Here are seven alternatives for more privacy:
  1. Firefox browser – Firefox is a very customizable, open-source browser that is popular in privacy circles. There are also many different Firefox modifications and tweaks that will give you more privacy and security. (Also check out Firefox Focus, a privacy-focused version for mobile users.)
  2. Iridium – Based on open source Chromium, Iridium offers numerous privacy and security enhancements over Chrome, source code here.
  3. GNU IceCat – A fork of Firefox from the Free Software Foundation.
  4. Tor browser – A hardened and secured version of Firefox that runs on the Tor network by default. (It also does a good job against browser fingerprinting.)
  5. Ungoogled Chromium – Just as the name says, this is an open source version of Chromium that has been “ungoogled” and modified for more privacy.
  6. Brave – Brave is another Chromium-based browser that is rather popular. It blocks trackers and ads by default (except for “approved” ads that are part of the “Brave Ads” network).
  7. Waterfox – This is a fork of Firefox that is configured for more privacy by default, with Mozilla telemetry stripped out of the code.
Of course, there are other alternatives to Chrome, such as Safari (from Apple), Microsoft Internet ExploreEdge, Opera, and Vivaldi – but these also come with some privacy drawbacks.

Google Drive alternatives

If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google Drive alternatives:
  1. Tresorit – A user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland.
  2. ownCloud – An open source and self-hosted cloud platform developed in Germany.
  3. Nextcloud – Nextcloud is also an open source, self-hosted file sharing and collaboration platform, based in Germany.
  4. Sync – Based in Canada, Sync offers a secure, encrypted cloud storage solution for businesses and individuals.
  5. Syncthing – Here we have a decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer cloud storage platform.
Of course, Dropbox is another popular Google drive alternative, but it’s not the best in terms of privacy.

Google Calendar alternative

Here are some Google Calendar alternatives:
  1. Lightning Calendar is an open source calendar option developed by Mozilla, and it’s compatible with Thunderbird and Seamonkey.
  2. Etar, an open source, basic calendar option.
  3. Fruux, an open source calendar with good features and support for many operating systems.
For those wanting a combined solution for both email and calendar functionality, these providers offer that:

Google Docs / Sheets / Slides alternative

There are many solid Google Docs alternatives available. The largest offline document editing suite is, of course, Microsoft Office. As most people know, however, Microsoft is not the best company for privacy. Nonetheless, there are a few other good Google Docs alternatives:
  1. CryptPad – CryptPad is a privacy-focused alternative with strong encryption, and it’s free.
  2. Etherpad – A self-hosted collaborative online editor that’s also open source.
  3. Mailfence Documents – From the Mailfence team, this is a secure file sharing, storage, and collaboration tool.
  4. Zoho Docs – This is another good Google Docs alternative with a clean interface and good functionality, although it may not be the best for privacy.
  5. OnlyOffice – OnlyOffice feels a bit more restricted than some of the other options in terms of features.
  6. Cryptee – This is a privacy-focused platform for photo and document storage and editing. It’s open source and based in Estonia.
  7. LibreOffice (offline) – You can use LibreOffice which is free and open source.
  8. Apache OpenOffice (offline) – Another good open source office suite.

Google Photos alternative

Here are a few good Google Photos alternatives:
Shoebox was another alternative, but it closed operations in June 2019.

YouTube alternatives

Unfortunately, YouTube alternatives can really be hit or miss, with most struggling to gain popularity.
  1. Peertube
  2. DTube
  3. Bitchute
  4. invidio.us
  5. Vimeo
  6. Bit.tube
  7. Dailymotion
  8. Hooktube
Tip: Invidio.us is a great Youtube proxy that allows you to watch any Youtube video without logging in, even if the video is somehow restricted. To do this, simply replace [www.youtube.com] with [invidio.us] in the URL you want to view.

Google translate alternative

Here are a few Google translate alternatives I have come across:
  1. DeepL – DeepL is a solid Google Translate alternative that seems to give great results. Like Google Translate, DeepL allows you to post up to 5,000 characters at a time (but the pro version is unlimited). The user interface is good and there is also a built-in dictionary feature.
  2. Linguee – Linguee does not allow you to post large blocks of text like DeepL. However, Linguee will give you very accurate translations for single words or phrases, along with context examples.
  3. dict.cc – This Google Translate alternative seems to do a decent job on single-world lookups, but it also feels a bit outdated.
  4. Swisscows Translate – A good translation service supporting many languages.
If you want to translate blocks of text, check out DeepL. If you want in-depth translations for single words or phrases, then Linguee is a good choice.

Google analytics alternative

For website admins, there are many reasons to use an alternative to Google analytics. Aside from privacy concerns, there are also faster and more user-friendly alternatives that also respect your visitors’ privacy.
  1. Clicky is a great alternative to Google Analytics that truncates and anonymizes visitor IP addresses by default. It is lightweight, user-friendly, and fully compliant with GDPR regulations, while also being certified by Privacy Shield.
  2. Matomo (formerly Piwik) is an open-source analytics platform that respects the privacy of visitors by anonymizing and truncating visitor IP addresses (if enabled by the website admin). It is also certified to respect user privacy.
  3. Fathom Analytics is an open source alternative to Google Analytics that’s available on Github here. It’s minimal, fast, and lightweight.
  4. Get Insights – Another privacy-focused analytics platform, with a full analytics suite. The front-end client is open source and available here.
  5. AT Internet is a France-based analytics provider that is fully GDPR compliant, with all data stored on French servers, and a good track record going back to 1996.
Many websites host Google Analytics because they run Google Adsense campaigns. Without Google Analytics, tracking performance of these campaigns would be difficult. Nonetheless, there are still better options for privacy.

Google Maps alternative

A map alternative for PCs is OpenStreetMap.
A few Google Maps alternatives for mobile devices include:
  1. OsmAnd is a free and open-source mobile maps app for both Android and iOS (based on OpenStreetMap data).
  2. Maps (F Droid) uses OpenStreetMap data (offline).
  3. Maps.Me is another option that is free on both Android and iOS, but there is a fair amount of data collection with this alternative, as explained in their privacy policy.
  4. MapHub is also based on OpenStreeMap data and it does not collect locations or user IP addresses.
Note: Waze is not an “alternative” as it is now owned by Google.

Google Play Store alternative

Currently the best Google Play Store alternative is to use F-Droid and then go through the Yalp store. As explained on the official site, F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
After you have installed F-Droid, you can then download the Yalp store APK, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store directly as APK files.
📷The Yalp Store is a good alternative to the Google Play Store.
See the F-Droid website or the official GitHub page for more info. Other alternatives to the Google Play Store include:

Google Chrome OS alternative

Want to ditch the Chromebook and Chrome OS? Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Linux – Of course, Linux is arguably the best alternative, being a free, open-source operating system with lots of different flavors. With some adjustments, Linux Ubuntu can be run on Chromebooks.
  2. Tails – Tails is a free, privacy-focused operating system based on Linux that routes all traffic through the Tor network.
  3. QubesOS – Recommended by Snowden, free, and also open source.
Of course, the other two big operating system alternatives are Windows and Apple’s operating system for MacBooks – Mac OS. Windows, particularly Windows 10, is a very bad option for privacy. While slightly better, Apple also collects user data and has partnered with the NSA) for surveillance.

Android alternatives

The biggest alternative to Android is iOS from Apple. But we’ll skip over that for reasons already mentioned. Here are a few Android OS alternatives:
  1. LineageOS – A free and open-source operating system for phones and tablets based on Android.
  2. Ubuntu Touch – A mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system.
  3. Plasma Mobile – An open source, Linux-based operating system with active development.
  4. Sailfish OS – Another open source, Linux-based mobile OS.
  5. Replicant – A fully free Android distribution with an emphasis on freedom, privacy, and security.
  6. /e/ – This is another open source project with a focus on privacy and security.
Purism is also working on a privacy-focused mobile phone called the Librem 5. It is in production, but not yet available (estimated Q3 2019).

Google Hangouts alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Google Hangouts:
  1. Wire – A great all-around secure messenger, video, and chat app, but somewhat limited on the number of people who can chat together in a group conversation via voice or video.
  2. Signal – A good secure messenger platform from Open Whisper Systems.
  3. Telegram – A longtime secure messenger app, formerly based in Russia, now in Dubai.
  4. Riot – A privacy-focused encrypted chat service that is also open source.

Google Domains alternative

Google Domains is a domain registration service. Here are a few alternatives:
  1. Namecheap – I like Namecheap because all domain purchases now come with free WhoisGuard protection for life, which protects your contact information from third parties. Namecheap also accepts Bitcoin and offers domain registration, hosting, email, SSL certs, and a variety of other products.
  2. Njalla – Njalla is a privacy-focused domain registration service based in Nevis. They offer hosting options, too, and also accept cryptocurrency payments.
  3. OrangeWebsite – OrangeWebsite offers anonymous domain registration services and also accepts cryptocurrency payments, based in Iceland.

Other Google alternatives

Here more alternatives for various Google products:
Google forms alternativeJotForm is a free online form builder.
Google Keep alternative – Below are a few different Google Keep alternatives:
Google Fonts alternative – Many websites load Google fonts through Google APIs, but that’s not necessary. One alternative to this is to use Font Squirrel, which has a large selection of both Google and non-Google fonts which are free to download and use.
Google Voice alternativeJMP.chat (both free and paid)
G Suite alternativeZoho is probably the best option
Google Firebase alternativeKuzzle (free and open source)
Google Blogger alternativesWordPress, Medium, and Ghost are all good options.
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Deployed (on server) Django 3 project doesn't sees static files

#Deployed #Django3 #not #loands #static #files Deployed (on server) Django 3 project doesn't sees static and css files(whole static folder), the local on development machine works perfectly.

The guide that I have followed is [this](https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-18-04).
- I have et up a Digital ocean droplet with ubuntu 18.04
- my static files can be found here
STATICFILES_DIRS = [os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'mymainapp/static/')] #STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static') # Removed based [on](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60354519/django-base-html-extended-to-homepage-html-static-images-appear-but-home-css-d) STATIC_URL = '/static/' MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'mymainapp/media') MEDIA_URL = '/media/' 
- Than all the other staff with Postgres, Nginx, and Gunicorn as in the [guide](https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-18-04)
- but the static files (image, SVG, css, files doesn't load in)
- I have my bootstrap CSS files downloaded to local directory
- The website is online and if I press F12 in chrome it puts out the following error messages (turning ```DEBUG = True``` does not deliver any more error messages or error page)
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) homepage03_comp.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) logo_03c_small.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) jquery.min.js:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) bootstrap.min.js:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) popper.min.js:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) tiktok_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) instagram_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) twitch_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) twitter_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) youtube_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) facebook_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) bootstrap.min.js:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) mobile_features_large_compressed.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) creator_platforms_comp.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) creator_sm_comp.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) reoccuring_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) stripe_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) customerchat.php?app_id=&attribution=setup_tool&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter.php%3Fversion%3D46%23cb%3Df2ca0722231e688%26domain%3D159.65.234.146%26origin%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2F159.65.234.146%2Ff167133a445f9a4%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=0&locale=en_US&page_id=2172253486430236&sdk=joey:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 () paypal_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) googleads1_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) googlepay_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) amazon_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) bitcoin_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) logo_02_Background.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) shirts_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) message_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) sopnsor2_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) socialmedia_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) combinedbarnad_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) applepay_f.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) check.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) feature_description_laptop_cut.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) self_image_comp.png:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) reddit_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) linkedin_col.svg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) collie_2_comp.jpg:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) bootstrap.min.css:1 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) DevTools failed to parse SourceMap: chrome-extension://hnmpcagpplmpfojmgmnngilcnanddlhb/browser-polyfill.min.js.map DevTools failed to parse SourceMap: chrome-extension://gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/include.preload.js.map DevTools failed to parse SourceMap: chrome-extension://hnmpcagpplmpfojmgmnngilcnanddlhb/browser-polyfill.min.js.map DevTools failed to parse SourceMap: chrome-extension://gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/include.postload.js.map 
- I had the same errors before going thru the guide and just haveing a basic pulled git version of it and running with ```python3 manage.py runserver``` it loads the site but not the css and the static elements
- I have put the base ```/media``` and ```/static``` folders in to git ignore (these should be the one where collect static collets up the element). The original static is under the ```myowndjango-project/myowndjango/static``` and ```myowndjango-project/myowndjango/media```
- I have also set up the nginx as follows
... location /static/ { root /home/myserverusemyowndjango-project; } location /media/ { root /home/myserverusemyowndjango-project; } ... 
What I have tried to solve it
- look for server access log
- run ```/valog/nginx/access.log``` result: ```-bash: /valog/nginx/access.log: Permission denied```
- run ```sudo /valog/nginx/access.log``` result: ```sudo: /valog/nginx/access.log: command not found```
- changing nginx file
... location /static/ { root /home/myserverusemyowndjango-project/myowndjango/static; } location /media/ { root /home/myserverusemyowndjango-project/myowndjango/media; } ... 
- Running
python3 manage.py collectstatic 
(restarted nginx and gunicorn) and it still does the same error.

Thank you for the help.
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04-06 12:34 - 'Mining BTC in Containers: malware' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/69676f72 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 83-93min

'''
Cybersecurity researchers have identified a persistent and ambitious campaign that targets thousands of Docker servers daily with a Bitcoin (BTC) miner.
In a report published on April 3, Aqua Security issued a threat alert over the attack, which has ostensibly “been going on for months, with thousands of attempts taking place nearly on a daily basis.” The researchers warn:
“These are the highest numbers we’ve seen in some time, far exceeding what we have witnessed to date.”
Such scope and ambition indicate that the illicit Bitcoin mining campaign is unlikely to be “an improvised endeavor,” as the actors behind it must be relying on significant resources and infrastructure.
Kinsing malware attack volumes, Dec. 2019-March 2020
Kinsing malware attack volumes, Dec. 2019-March 2020. Source: Aqua Security blog
Using its virus analysis tools, Aqua Security has identified the malware as a Golang-based Linux agent, known as Kinsing. The malware propagates by exploiting misconfigurations in Docker API ports. It runs an Ubuntu container, which downloads Kinsing and then attempts to spread the malware to further containers and hosts.
The campaign’s end-goal — achieved by first exploiting the open port and then carrying through with a series of evasion tactics — is to deploy a crypto miner on the compromised host, the researchers say.
Infographic showing the full flow of a Kinsing attack
Infographic showing the full flow of a Kinsing attack. Source: Aqua Security blog
Security teams need to up their game, says Aqua
Aqua’s study provides detailed insight into the components of the malware campaign, which stands out as a forceful example of what the firm claims is “the growing threat to cloud native environments.”
Attackers are upping their game to mount ever more sophisticated and ambitious attacks, the researchers note. In response, enterprise security teams need to develop a more robust strategy to mitigate these new risks.
Among their recommendations, Aqua proposes that teams identify all cloud resources and group them in a logical structure, review their authorization and authentication policies, and adjust basic security policies according to a principle of “least privilege.”
Teams should also investigate logs to locate user actions that register as anomalies, as well as implement cloud security tools to strengthen their strategy.
Growing awareness
Last month, Singapore-based unicorn startup Acronis published the results of its latest cybersecurity survey. It revealed that 86% of IT professionals are concerned about cryptojacking — the industry term for the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge.
'''
Mining BTC in Containers: malware
Go1dfish undelete link
unreddit undelete link
Author: 69676f72
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[IDEA] [PROPOSAL] Monero Debian (deb) packages / Debian package repository deb.getmonero.org (I can do)

I have the skills to implement this if wanted.
Possible User Experience
This is a proposal, i.e. not implemented yet. Instructions for users, simplified.
How to install monero using apt-get
Download the repository signing key.
wget https://www.getmonero.org/monero.asc
Add the signing key.
sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/monero.gpg add ~/monero.asc
Add APT repository.
echo "deb https://deb.getmonero.org buster main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/monero.list
Update your package lists.
sudo apt-get update
Install monero.
sudo apt-get install monero
A few technical implementation details
I would simply grab the binaries provided by getmonero.org, download them, check software (gpg) signatures, put these into deb packages, add these to a repository, and upload the repository.
What I would not do is creating the binaries during package creation. While this is nice to have, it doesn't help user experience and blocks the progress on reaching this goal. See next chapter.
Why simply put the pre-build Monero binaries into a deb package?
1) After bitcoin existing for more than 10 years, being popular and being in Debian unstable (sid) it still never made its way into Debian testing, let alone stable. Reason being explained that a difference in underlying libraries (even just security fixes) during compilation may result in a network split. Binaries compiled during packaging on different versions of Linux distributions might have different libraries that might cause a network fork / chain split.
References:
(Note: above website saying Tags: fixed-upstream is probably a mistake as discussion at bottom says.)
2) The github issue of packaging monero stalled.
3) By shipping the same binaries as provided by getmonero.org reduces the chances of introducing a backdoor.
Many Options
Timeline
Doable quickly. The electrum (bitcoin) AppImage was recently added to a Debian package (binaries-freedom) by me and is now easily installable in Whonix. Pre-installed in testers version of Whonix already.
About Me
I am the founder of Whonix, which I am maintaining at present for more than 7 years.
Whonix (formerly TorBOX) is a Debian GNU/Linux–based security-focused Linux distribution. It aims to provide privacy, security and anonymity on the internet.
You can see an overview of packages I am maintaining on my github profile.
To proof that this forum account adrelanos corresponds the same person maintaining whonix.org, it is added here.
Questions
What happened to, what is the successor of the forum funding system?
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Running eclair with bitcoin-qt. (Ubuntu)

Trying to get eclair (lightning serveapp gui) to run and having issues. Seems I need to run qt in server mode so it can run the RPC server. Doing this in the command line however launches Bitcoin qt again and it attempts to reindex the whole blockchain (even though it's run from same location)... What am I doing wrong?
Interested also if anyone is running qt on Ubuntu and also attempting to experiment with lightning ...tips tricks etc..
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Please send me your debug.log files from the BSV and BCH stress tests

I'd like to do some analysis of block propagation and block validation performance during the stress test, and I need some data. Can you give me yours?
Specifically, I need ~/.bitcoin/debug.log files from as many different nodes as possible. II will be analyzing both BSV and BCH blockchains.
Just sending me a link to your debug.log file is sufficient. But if you want to help me out a little more, I would appreciate it if you can rename the files so that they include your node's IP address or another unique identifier of your choice, like so:
debug-85.230.89.116.log meta-85.230.89.116.txt 
or
debug-jtoomim-moseslake-busv.log meta-jtoomim-moseslake-bu.txt 
The meta files are for any human-readable information you want to include about your nodes, like
  1. CPU type
  2. RAM
  3. SSD? HDD?
  4. Location
  5. Bandwidth
  6. VPS or dedicated
  7. dbcache setting
  8. Whether ntpd or another clock sync method was correctly configured during the test
  9. IP address (if you're willing to share it publicly)
To check your system clock, you can use timedatectl status (Ubuntu) or ntpdate -q pool.ntp.org (most linux distros). My analysis depends on relatively accurate timestamps, so this is by far the most useful piece of information for me.
If you have any other data that you've collected, such as CPU usage statistics or bandwidth monitoring data, feel free to give me a link for that as well.
If you want to not post any of this publicly, you may email me at jATtoomDOTim and tell me which (meta-)data you want me to not repeat without permission.
If anyone else wants to look through this data, let me know and I will put it all in a public repository somewhere.
The intent is to do an analysis similar to the one I did for the Sep 1st stress test. I believe rinexc managed to log some stratum header information from SVPool, and we also saw 6 orphaned blocks from SVPool alone, plus quite a few from other pools, so I think there's going to be some interesting stuff to find here. I also have an analysis of an incomplete, early dataset here.
If your debug.log files are very large and you don't have a good way to get them to me, please message or email me with your ssh pubkey (ssh-keygen -t rsa; cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) and the file size, and I'll give you instructions on how to upload it to one of my servers.
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Bitcoin Rhodium Mining Guide

Bitcoin Rhodium Mining Guide
Happy Mining!

All available XRC pools can be found on MiningPoolStats

Bitcoin Rhodium Mining Hardware

Baikal Giant+: 1.6 GH/s
Baikal Quad Cube: 1.2 GH/s
Baikal Giant: 900 MH/s
Baikal Quadruple Mini Miner: 600 MH/s
Baikal Miner Cube: 300 MH/s
Baikal Mini Miner: 150 MH/s

Mining Setup

To mine Bitcoin Rhodium you need to set up an XRC wallet and configure your miner of choice. You can choose between Web wallet, Electrum-XRC or Magnum wallet. To set up a web wallet please visit wallet.bitcoinrh.org. Or download and install Electrum-XRC wallet (recommended) for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
Web wallet: wallet.bitcoinrh.org
Electrum-XRC wallet: electrum.bitcoinrh.org
Magnum wallet: https://magnumwallet.co

Sign up for XRC web wallet if not yet done so

  1. Create an account, with your username, password and secure question.
  2. Sign in and click “Create Wallet”.
  3. Set up a strong transaction password. Make sure you store it securely in a secure password manager of choice.
  4. Copy the seed somewhere safe. It’d be a good idea to write seed on a hardcopy and keep it safe.
  5. Paste it to confirm you got it right.
  6. Grab an address for the mining step. Your wallet is now ready to mine XRC.

Instructions for mining XRC on the official pool

Pool link: poolcore.bitcoinrh.org
  1. Any miner that supports X13 will be able to mine XRC. We have a few examples below of miners that are well tested with Bitcoin Rhodium network.
  2. For any miner, configure the miner to point to:
(0–0.8 GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3061
(0.8–2 GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3062
(3–4 GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3063
(5+ GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3064
with your XRC address as username and x as password. You don’t need to open an account on pool. You will be mining to XRC address and mined coins will be transferred to your wallet
after blocks reach 10 block maturity
after you mined up minimal amount of coins (currently 0.1 XRC)
sometimes mined blocks could get rejected by network (orphaned) after they were counted as valid blocks. This is normal network behavior to follow longest chain
  1. http://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org is used to follow your miner and network statistics.

CPU Miner-Multi

Source: https://github.com/tpruvot/cpuminer-multi
Sample configuration with CPU Miner tested on UBUNTU.
{
“url” : “stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3061”, “user” : “YOUR XRC ADDRESS”,
“pass” : “x”,
“algo” : “x13”, “threads” : 1,
“cpu-priority” : 5,
“cpu-affinity” : 1, “benchmark” : false, “debug” : true, “protocol”: true, “show-diff”: true, “quiet” : false
}
Command to run your CPUMiner: cpuminer -c cpuminer.json

SGMiner (ATI GPU)

SGMiner is a GPU-based mine: https://github.com/nicehash/sgminereleases
The configuration below was tested on Windows:
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
cd C:\Software\sgminer-5.6.1-nicehash-51-windowsamd64 sgminer.exe
— gpu-platform 1 — algorithm x13mod -url stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh. org:3062 — pool-user — userpass :x — auto-fan — temp-target 70 — temp-over- heat 82 — temp-cutoff 85 — gpu-fan 65–85 — log-file log.txt — no-adl — no-extra- nonce -P –T

CCMiner (NVIDIA GPU)

CCMiner is a GPU-based miner (NVIDIA)
Command to run your CCMINER:
ccminer-x64.exe -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3062 -O :without -D — show-diff

Baikal miner

Settings: Url:
(0–2 GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3062
(3–4 GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3063
(5+ GH/s) stratum+tcp://poolcore.bitcoinrh.org:3064
Algo: x13User: your XRC receiving address (make sure you set 2 distinct addresses for each hashing board)
Pass: x
Extranonce: leave off Priority set to 0 and 1
Once pool stratum address and your wallet as user are set up you should see your miner mining against XRC pool. When miner is working the status column is green. The pool and miner are incorrectly configured now as status says “Dead” highlighted in red.

Instructions for mining XRC on BSOD pool

Pool link: bsod.pw/en/pool/dashboard/XRC/
Use this code for your miner: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://pool.bsod.pw:2582 -u WALLET.rig
BSOD pool allows both solo and party mining.
For solo mining use code: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://pool.bsod.pw:2582 -u WALLET.rig -p m=solo And for party mining use: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://pool.bsod.pw:2582 -u WALLET.rig -p m=party.yourpassword
NOTICE: You can use us for North America and asia for Asia instead of euin your .bat file or config.
You can also use BSOD pool’s monitor app for Android and iOS.

Instructions for mining XRC on ZERGPOOL

Zergpool offers low fees (just 0.5%) and also SOLO and PARTY mining with no extra fees.
To mine XRC on Zergpool use this command lines for your miner:
Regular: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://x13.mine.zergpool.com:3633 -u -p c=XRC,mc=XRC Solo: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://x13.mine.zergpool.com:3633 -u -p c=XRC,mc=XRC,m=solo Party: -a x13 -o stratum+tcp://x13.mine.zergpool.com:3633 -u -p c=XRC,mc=XRC,m=party
Use your coin wallet address as username in mining software. Specify c=SYMBOL as password to identify payout wallet coin, and the same coin in mc=SYMBOL to specify mining coin.
For more information and support please visit http://zergpool.com
Notice that when there are more pools mining XRC in different geographic/availability locations choose the nearest to you as lowest priority and then add desirable fall back pool options in different geographic locations or pools. This is useful when one pool experiences issues, to fall back to different pool in Bitcoin Rhodium network.

Calculate your Bitcoin Rhodium mining profitability

WhatToMine: https://whattomine.com/coins/317-xrc-x13
CoinCalculators: https://www.coincalculators.io/coin/bitcoin-rhodium

Feel free to ask questions in Discord community. There are lots of helpful people around the world watching XRC 24x7.

Bitcoin Rhodium Dev Team
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Ethereum on ARM. Geth and Parity clients update. Status.im, IPFS and Swarm packages. Raiden Network and Trinity client installers.

EthArmbian [1] is a custom Linux image for the NanoPC-T4 ARM SoC [2] that runs Geth or Parity Ethereum clients as a boot service and automatically turns the device into a full Ethereum node.
Once powered up, the image takes care of all steps, from setting up the environment to running the Ethereum client and synchronizing the blockchain.
Edit: Images links are now Ready for Constantinople and Petersburg Hardforks. You can update Geth to 1.8.22 and Parity to 2.2.9 from these images by running:
update-ethereum
This is a new release of the EthArmbian image for the NanoPC-T4 ARM board. Ethereum is evolving quickly so it is time to include some other interesting pieces of the ecosystem. Changelog:

Download links

Armbian_5.74_Nanopct4_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.172-1-geth.img.zip
Armbian_5.74_Nanopct4_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.172-1-parity.img.zip
Note: The only difference between both images is the default client that runs at boot time. You can switch between Geth or Parity at anytime.
For further info regarding installation and usage please visit Github README [1]

Status.im, IPFS and Swarm

Status [5] is a decentralized messaging & browsing app (using the Whisper protocol). And as any P2P system, it needs… peers. So if you want to support it, status is now included as a systemd service, configured in whisper and mailserver mode.
You need to start it manually as it doesn’t run by default:
sudo systemctl start status.im
And, if you want it to get started on boot you need:
sudo systemctl enable status.im
Configuration options are located in /etc/ethereum/status.im.json.
Why run a Status node? (from their FAQ):
Currently, we don’t provide any incentives for running Status Nodes. We are working hard to solve this problem. Our intent is to increase the size of the Whisper network, thereby improving how “decentralized” and safe our platform is.
Another reason is privacy. In the current setup, nodes that are running as Mail Servers are trusted. This means that such a node can communicate directly with the Status app using a p2p connection and some metadata might leak. If one wants to avoid that, the best option is to run a Mail Server on your own and configure it in the Status app.
Another important piece of the so called web 3 is decentralized storage. The most mature option available is IPFS [6] which is now included as a systemd service as well. You need to start it manually as it doesn’t run for default:
sudo systemctl start ipfs
If you want IPFS to get started on boot you need to enable it by running:
sudo systemctl enable ipfs
You can tweak config options in /home/ethereum/.ipfs/config file (particularly, you may want to adjust the StorageMax parameter).
Swarm [7] (Ethereum decentralized storage solution) is available as a binary. You may want to take a look at the official docs to start testing it.
You can run these clients along with Geth or Parity client with no performance issues.

Raiden and Trinity

As you may know, Raiden Network [8] is a Layer 2 scalability solution (similar to Bitcoin's Lightning Network). Trinity [9] is a new Ethereum client developed entirely in Python (and already working on the beacon chain).
You can install both clients by running its corresponding bash script. Take into account that both are in alpha stage so expect some trouble and give back feedback to developers, if possible. They are not properly packaged yet so the script installs them directly from Github (it takes a while).
Installation: Type (as ethereum user):
install-trinity
install-raiden
You can now run "trinity" or "raiden" commands.
Note on Trinity: If you experience this issue: “trinity: error: Timed out waiting for database start”, try to increase wait_for_ipc() “timeout” value in /uslocal/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/trinity/utils/ipc.py [10]

Ethereum nodes FUD

We’ve been seeing lately a lot of misinformation about Ethereum blockchain size and other kind of FUD.
Stick to the facts. With Parity, it just takes several hours to get a full node up and running and you need about 140 GB of SSD disk size (2-3 days with Geth and 150GB of disk size). So, you could run a full node for several months even with a 256GB SSD unit. Don’t listen to this kind of nonsense. Plain and simple: they are wrong.
This "guy" knows [11]

References

[1] https://github.com/diglos/userpatches
[2] https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=225
[3] https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/releases/tag/v1.8.21
[4] https://github.com/paritytech/parity-ethereum/releases/tag/v2.2.7
[5] https://status.im/
[6] https://ipfs.io/
[7] https://swarm-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/introduction.html
[8] https://raiden.network/
[9] https://trinity.ethereum.org/
[10] https://github.com/ethereum/trinity/issues/182
https://github.com/ethereum/trinity/pull/192/commits/e19326689cbb08fd81c1827a7a3ab41200bbbeff
[11] https://twitter.com/ethnodesize
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