Why it only took me less than 2 minutes to believe in Bitcoin

Seeing is believing.

I don’t care what Warren Buffet or all the Bitcoin nay sayers think, I care about how real, useful and freeing Bitcoin is today even in its infancy.

Just stare at any random minute of Blockchain transactions in realtime and you will see that Bitcoin is not something that will happen, it’s already moving a LOT of value TODAY.

No identity required, no government permission is required, no regulations are required to use it except the rules of its protocol.

It’s already working and people are moving anywhere from pennies to millions of dollars worth of bitcoins everyday without asking banks or governments for permission, all this wether you believe in it or not.

“it just works.” -Steve Jobs

How many lines of code are there inside Bitcoin-Core client?

According to cloc this is the line count breakdown, 87% of the project is all C/C++ header files and code.

http://cloc.sourceforge.net v 1.60  T=7.23 s (72.2 files/s, 43792.9 lines/s)
Language                     files          blank        comment           code
C++                            244           9985           6246         211500
C/C++ Header                   188           5346           4617          35399
Bourne Shell                    26           2576           2571          20090
make                            12            905           1105           7221
m4                              17            376             98           3697
Python                          18            333            224           1615
HTML                             3             85              0           1136
YAML                             8             21            115            545
C                                1             43             11            336
Objective C++                    2             37             14            153
CSS                              1             10              1             78
IDL                              1              1              0             20
XML                              1              0              0             10
SUM:                           522          19718          15002         281800

New FrostWire 5.7.2 with uTP support

Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

This release is all about performance and stability.

Some users have complained about what happens to their internet connection when using FrostWire heavily, so we’ve finally added uTP support to solve these issues.

FrostWire can now deal with bandwidth congestion issues in a way that won’t compromise your internet experience while you use it.

You can, for example, see how FrostWire will automatically adjust its transfer speeds to cede network resources to other programs in your computer, like your web browser while surfing the web or streaming a movie from Netflix.

If the connection is not being used by any other software FrostWire will automatically use as much bandwidth as it can, and you don’t have to do this manually using the existing throttling controls, and all this while not clogging up your router’s memory.

Another benefit of having added uTP is that some WiFi/DSL/Cable routers won’t have issues with packet data overflow when torrenting with FrostWire, which in some cases can completely drop the internet connection forcing you to restart your router to reconnect to the Internet.

We’ve also taken care of very important user experience details, that should make FrostWire easier to understand for new users, as well as smaller usability bugs and crashes that have been fixed.

Here’s the full list of changes.

frostwire (5.7.2) stable; urgency=high
  * uTP support enabled.
  * Multiple crash fixes.
  * UX: playable single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  * UX: Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  * UX: Better error reporting when a torrent can't be fetched from a
        magnet connection.
  * Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.
-- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:10 -0500

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