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1  Other / Archival / Test Message on: October 04, 2019, 07:42:54 AM
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2  Local / Press & News from India / Bitcoin scam kingpin who conned $67.6 million tortured to death by associates on: August 31, 2019, 07:35:05 PM

Bitcoin scam kingpin who conned $67.6 million tortured to death by associates

Police in the Indian state of Uttarakhand have unearthed a massive Bitcoin scam which they claim, is worth 485 crores INR ($67.6 million), reported TOI. The scam came to light after a man named Abdul Shakoor, the alleged kingpin behind it, was murdered by his own associates for cheating them.

Shakoor’s body was dumped in a private hospital late night on Wednesday by 5 men who fled the scene, but were later caught by the police and charged for torturing and killing Shakoor. Police have also released a lookout notice for 5 other members of the gang. Dehradun SSP Arun Mohan Joshi who is handling the investigation said, “Cryptocurrency worth hundreds of crores led to the murder of Abdul Shakoor. The accused, who are all members of Shakoor’s business team, tortured him brutally at a house in Prem Nagar (on the outskirts of Dehradun) that led to his death.”

Cheating and torture led to Shakoor’s death. During the investigation, the police found that Shakoor scammed cryptocurrencies worth more than 450 crores from people of different cities in the state of Kerala by promising lucrative returns. Shakoor suffered heavy losses in the scam and fled the state, along with his associates. However, people who had invested in the scheme through close associates of Shakoor forced the gang to constantly change locations.

Police found out that Shakoor was not just cheating hundreds of people who invested in his Ponzi scheme, but also his close associates. He told his team that his Bitcoin account was hacked and that he was planning of launching his own crypto token to return money to investors. However, the associates soon realized that Shakoor was conning them and tortured him for the password to his Bitcoin account.

SSP of Dehradun commented on the circumstances behind Shakoor’s death and stated, “All the other members started pressuring Shakoor to share the password of his account, which apparently he was not willing to do so. They subsequently started torturing him, which led to his death. There are injury marks all over his body.”
3  Economy / Exchanges / Binance Lending on: August 27, 2019, 05:09:29 AM
Binance has just opened it's lending platform, currently only for BNB, ETH and USDT.

I wonder when they will add BTC to their offerings.  Somehow Binance seems safer than Poloniex to lend on even though I wouldn't trust CZ with my scooter. Am I delusional?
4  Economy / Reputation / Legendster - The Case of Calcutta's Confused Carpet Muncher on: August 16, 2019, 08:18:33 AM
So, my other thread was moved to investigations due to a couple of pictures I posted:

Let's stick to pure reputation here then. This foul-smelling, nasty looking, satoshi munching pacman (Legendster) has been around this forum for long enough and seems to be constantly getting embroiled in scammy shit, following which he writes pages of dribble to defend himself when caught, and finally has to resort to large fonts and bold letters to try and have the last word on any topic.

Well, it all ends here.

Please stay away from this character LEGENDSTER and any projects he promotes. Most are fraudulent.

I give you a chronological history of India's biggest oldest bitcointalk shitposter / carpet muncher:

2013: Car Sales Scam:
In 2013, Legendster claimed to be selling exotic cars from Porsches to Ferraris on the other side of the planet. Our delusional cryptocunt lives in a smelly part of India, yet was advertising cars for sale in America. As expected, he wasn't able to sell a windshield wiper, let alone a car, yet the forum had to suffer many many pages of nonsense in this regard.

User legendster claims to be an exotic car broker representing an unnamed friend in the USA.

1. legendster makes a claim of having recently sold a car for $36,000 in an "offline sale" (the car is a 911 Porsche turbo with California (US) plates -- user lives in India).
2. legendster offers us a series of photos of exotic cars he is currently offering in this post:
3. legendster posted a photo of an Aston Martin with visible licence plate here:, making the match to images here: irrefutable. The match proves photos presented by legendster are harvested from the web, having no other connection to legendster.

While the scam is absurdly juvenile and obvious on its face, and the odds of legendster successfully scamming anyone are laughable, mere presence of such low-grade cons on the Marketing/goods forum casts a shadow on the legitamacy of as a reasonable place to conduct commerce.  User legendster has been accused of scamming by several users within just the thread i've linked to above.  User legendster is a Hero Member.  Though "Hero Member" does not actually denote trustworthiness,  the wording unquestionably implies it to new users. It's time to give legendster  a scammer tag.

MODS:  Even if you think it's a 13yr-old boy, and i'd say that's more likely than not, don't let these forums become a known hangout where 13yr-old boys can hone their scamming skilz.  Without fearing anything, not even a scammer tag, when they're caught.

5. I am NOT the BROKER OR the SELLER, I am merely a contact collector, I planned to connect "BITCOIN OWNERS" with an exotic car dealer and CHARGE COMMISSION FROM THE BROKER - VERCETTI, you can call me an AGENT to a BROKER.
I'll just call you a scammer or an idiot -- you pick.  Agent to a broker? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  A broker to a broker?  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  Until my bodyguard hires himself a bodyguard, i'll just laugh at you.  Like this: Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

2015: BTC Loan Scam:
Legendster decides he can get rich quick by owning a Bitcoin faucet. But his broke ass can't buy it outright so he comes up with a good scam to fund his purchase:

Quote from: Quickseller
Almost anyone that is not outright offering/willing to use escrow is almost certain to be 100% scamming, period. Even the most trusted members of the forum offer the use of a neutral third party escrow service when soliciting trades with others.

The faucet that you claim to want to buy is not worth 60 BTC, which is the amount you are requesting, it does not matter that the loan will fund at a lower amount, if enough lenders are stupid enough to lend you 60 BTC then that is how much you will receive.

The seller of the faucet was trying to get a scammy loan using his faucets as collateral. His faucets are not worth .1 BTC altogether, let alone whatever amount he was claiming they were worth. I am not even going to try to do the math to determine how many users would need to visit the faucets every day for it to potentially have that much revenue, however the numbers are just not realistic. It is a well known fact that running faucets are simply not profitable, especially not to that scale.

Asking for collateral upfront when lending funds is a trend that scammers try in order to steal from their potential borrowers. Anyone who has legit intentions of actually lending should have no problem with a trusted escrow holding collateral, and when other lenders neglect to include this option in their OP, I have never seen any lender having any issue with either myself or someone else making the statement that all collateral should be held by a trusted third party. The fact that this person has negative trust is an indication that collateral is likely to be stolen in the event it is sent directly to him.

For the record the OP has a self moderated thread and deleted my comment about the importance of all collateral being held by a third party, and the only reason why I did not give him negative trust for such deletion is that he quoted my post and agreed that he would not have an issue with having collateral being held by escrow (although he did make a snide comment that my suggest was the stupidest thing he has ever heard)

Additionally I have seen this person, on numerous occasions tell potential trading partners to modify their trust settings to have a trust depth set to "4" in order to get a "more accurate" reading of his trust. Having a trust depth of this much is not reliable and is very easily to manipulate, and this suggest is in itself scammy.    

edit: I see that he has since deleted his post agreeing to have all collateral held by escrow

2016: Offering MultiMedia Services by fraudulently claiming others work as own
Offerred Multimedia services by showcasing his 'updated portfolio' which are actually random images grabbed from google and he slapped trademarks on them.

Quote from: james.lent
What happened:: This member started a thread on the service section offering 3d rendering/modeling services. He has also 'updated his portfolio' which are actually random images grabbed from google and he slapped trademarks on them

Scammers Profile Link:;u=93844

Reference Link:
         Archived :

Images source: first pic :  /

                     second pic :

                        third pic :

                         fifth pic :

Slapping on a trademark on someone else's work doesn't make it yours. Only proves that you're out to scam.

Quote from: doctorsnaggles
Quote from: legendster
Let me tell you how.
You TELL your client that you have years of experience under your bag, which - I admit- is a LIE, you show them a portfolio which has a LOT of work. Mostly that aren't yours. Because nobody wants to hire a noob.
But when you GET that job, you work! You work like there's no tomorrow and you MATCH that fake portfolio's quality.
That is how THAT 17 year old green rookie turned into THIS 24 year old "professional".

And guess what? That student portfolio with an awful content quality is now filled with work that pleases a LOT many people and why don't I share my portfolio online? because I don't want a rookie like I was, to find my portfolio and do what I have done.

Do I understand right that you try to explain its absolutely normal to deceive someone in order to get a job? You would also write in your CV that you worked for NASA and tell some fantasy story in a 1:1 job interview just because you think you would get that job? In your head you excuse that lie because you think you are the best astronaut in the world?

Thanks for telling how things works - what the fuck is going on here?

In case I misunderstood, im sorry, but if that shit there is supposed to be real, I believe you are still stuck at 17 in your head.

Let me tell you "how" this will end up when you, one day, enter the real world. You pull that shit and something goes wrong, you end up with a fine for fraud, pretence and misrepresentation.

Following your logic, why dont you call yourself Salvador Dali Jr. and claim you are some long lost son who actually painted some of the stuff his father was credited for, then you get the job and you MATCH that work.

I do understand your logic (I think) but...that is so so so wrong, and people here shouldnt take this serious. The day one of your clients find out about the lying part, no matter how good you are, they can legally just tell you to fuck off with no pay and any court will confirm it. Everyone is prepping up his cv with some nonsense, everyone who speaks 3 sentences of french writes crap like "French Language: Advanced" etc, but this is an outright fraud. Its like, Sony and Pioneer are 2 companies and I want a Sony, you show me pictures of Pioneer with a Sony logo and tell me its 100% a Sony...but then you better make 1000% sure I dont notice you sold me a Pioneer.

You just try to speed up your career by deceiving because you wasted 4 years in some shitty school and argue with some weird form of necessity.

Dont really care about the topic and claims itself but this little explanation .....S U R R E A L ...

2019: Shitposting
An example of a post containing extremely valuable information not at all related to racking up post counts for any sig campaigns.  Shocked

^ This dude is stupid. But he is consistently stupid. And I respect that. I wish he was consistently trying to better himself though.

2019: Promoting fraudulent projects
Justifying promoting fraudulent projects and taking no responsibility for the same.

Advertising a business on your advertisement space does not imply that the owner of the advertisement space is in any way liable or condoning any shady shit the advertiser is engaging in.

Getting off topic here, but when you accept money in exchange for advertising for a business, you absolutely do bear some of the responsibility if that business is a scam.  You're helping them scam people.  Very basic logic here.

I wouldnt have come in and commented if the issue wasnt already being raised here.

And yes, I partly agree with you, which is why I think it is completely fine for Fortunejack sig campaign participants to show eagerness in busting or proving any scam accusations that is being made against the very entity that they have rented their signature spaces to.

I don't see the problem here.

Guys please ignore this imbecile Legendster, he obviously bears absolutely no responsibility for any project he promotes. Pls have a looksie here:

EXHIBIT A: Bragging about misleading investors to the tune of $575m in an exit scam project, and feeling tickled by getting "a good feeling to be mentioned" in an article where the headline states A Wannabe Netflix Raised $575 million On Ethereum Then Ditched Crypto. Talk about a sane and grounded individual!  Grin

I was recently interviewed and mentioned in an article on Coindesk by Leigh Cuen about my involvement with TaTaTu.

Sad that TaTaTu isn't focusing on being everything that they were supposed to be. Still, it's a good feeling to be mentioned there.
Yes, he feels good to be mentioned there since it's a prominent publication.  He fails to see the context in which it was mentioned, hell, he probably failed to see the title of the article.  When you offer a few sats to this greedy toad, all morals and ethics dissappear right quick!

That's fucked up.

The short summary:
Quote from: johnniewalker
I'm not going to lie, fucking with you is a lot of fun. But thats not the [main] reason I do it, and I can vouch for everybody else you mentioned and say their case is probably the same. You say one thing, you contradict it with another. You have sketchy written ALL over you. You have scam on you almost as much. Its people like you who give bitcoins and bitcoiners a bad name.

Please beware of any projects being promoted by Legendster as many turn out to be frauds or exit-scams.

To be updated...
5  Economy / Currency exchange / OTC trade in Las Vegas ? on: May 29, 2019, 10:49:47 AM
Anyone have a contact for OTC in Vegas?
6  Economy / Economics / Report by KPMG - "Crypto assets are a big deal" on: November 20, 2018, 06:43:12 PM

"Cryptoassets have potential. But for them to realize this potential, institutionalization is
needed. Institutionalization is the at-scale participation in the crypto market of banks,
broker dealers, exchanges, payment providers, fintechs, and other entities in the global
financial services ecosystem. We believe this is a necessary next step for crypto to
create trust and scale."
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Privacy - ZEC vs XMR on: September 18, 2018, 08:14:04 AM
Which do you feel has an overall brighter prospect for the future?

In my opinion it is XMR, from a technical and team point of view.

However, once confidential transactions are implemented on to Bitcoin, it is hard to see purpose for any other privacy coin.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Just received 0.5 ETH from WHO ??? on: August 29, 2018, 08:50:37 AM
Sending address :

As you can see, this address has been sending alot of ETH out today.

I can't remember which bounty or promo this is from...  Anyone?
9  Economy / Collectibles / [AUCTION] USA Silver Morgan Dollar - 1885 O - MS-64 Graded on: August 18, 2018, 08:47:26 AM
As mentioned in the title, up for sale is an 1885 O Silver Dollar - MS-64 Graded/Slabbed.

Shipping costs: 0.002 - 0.005BTC depending on winner's location.

Bidding starts at 0.01 BTC with 0.001 increments. Auction ends 05 Sept 2018 12:00 GMT.

10  Economy / Currency exchange / . on: August 11, 2018, 02:33:34 PM
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / TOP 5 Altcoins - Aug 2018 - Update 3 (Nov) on: August 10, 2018, 05:46:51 PM
All right, I have some funds I am going to deploy at current market prices equally divided into the following 5 alt-coins.

Below are the entry prices:

Start (10 Aug 2018):

Golem [GNT]  - $0.186
Atonomi [ATMI] -  $0.015  Pundi X [NPXS] - $0.0018*
Quarkchain [QKC] - $0.0384
Ontology [ONT] - $1.77
Polymath [POLY] - $0.233

*(replaced/priced on 31 Aug '18)

I will update this thread periodically as a performance record of this small altcoin portfolio.

Update: Month 1 (12 Sep 2018)

Golem [GNT]  - $0.119    [-36%]
Pundi X [NPXS] - $0.00138 [-23%]
Quarkchain [QKC] - $0.0295 [-23%]
Ontology [ONT] - $1.63 [-7.9%]
Polymath [POLY] - $0.128 [-45%]

Update: Month 2 (12 Oct 2018)

Golem [GNT]  - $0.148 [-21%]
Pundi X [NPXS] - $0.00147 [-19%]
Quarkchain [QKC] - $0.0637 [+65%]
Ontology [ONT] - $1.78 [+0.1%]
Polymath [POLY] - $0.19 [-18%]

Update: Month 3 (11 Nov 2018)

Golem [GNT]  - $0.166 [-11%]
Pundi X [NPXS] - $0.00154 [-14%]
Quarkchain [QKC] - $0.05468 [+42%]
Ontology [ONT] - $1.64 [-8.1%]
Polymath [POLY] - $0.26 [+11.5%]
12  Economy / Exchanges / Poloniex Verification issues on: May 27, 2018, 06:39:39 AM
Today my Poloniex a/c was frozen telling me to complete verification.  I have a good amount of BTC there.  Tried the verification a few times but it doesn't go through... any tips?
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / [HASHVAULT] -- User Experiences, Reviews...? on: April 23, 2018, 06:39:24 AM
Noob miner here, just got setup with my 4 x VEGA 56 rig.  Started mining XMR and SUMO on Hashvault -, and since I am not very aware of the different pools and what they offer, I was wondering if someone more 'pool experienced' could enlighten me on which are the best pools out there and why.

Thank you Smiley
14  Local / India / Statement from ZebPay, UnoCoin, CoinSecure, etc.....? on: April 06, 2018, 09:01:05 AM
No news from any of the large Indian exchanges so far. Surprising, considering the direct impact this has on them.

Would be interesting to hear their plans going forward.  Only this snippet from

15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Finding the FUD - Mt. Gox, Kobayashi and the source of FUD on: March 18, 2018, 05:48:15 AM
Well today Mr. Kobayashi (Mt. Gox Trustee) announces he did not sell coins at the same time as moving them.

He also says he sold them in a way which would not affect market price.

There's been a lot of FUD about this over the last couple of weeks and its starting to look like it was all bullshit.

Here's the link :

It seems like suddenly some idiots post a few charts on twitter, drum up alot of conjecture and allegations with a few nice charts to support themselves. A couple of media outlets follow with an article or two, and then the market buys the story (every time).  Meanwhile, these actors use it to their advantage obviously. Someone should investigate to try and find the source of this BS.

16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / 2018's 5x TOP 5 on: March 11, 2018, 04:34:14 AM
Currently as everything seems to be languishing at massive discounts, here are my top 5 picks for this year.  I expect each of them to do at least a 5x return by Nov/Dec 2018:

- SiaCoin (SC)
- 0x Protocol (ZRX)
- Bitcore (BTX)
17  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTB] Buying BTC for PayPal (Verified Member) on: February 06, 2018, 06:56:06 AM
Need about 200$ worth of BTC.  Looking for a quick, hassle free trade.  Prefer 1:1 Preev rates. Anyone interested, pls PM.
18  Local / Marketplace (India) / Removed on: January 19, 2018, 07:10:23 PM
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Received BTC from ??? on: December 19, 2017, 07:56:10 AM
Hi, I received 0.003BTC yesterday (about $60) from I dont know where?

is there any way to find out where/who this came from?  I was not expecting anything...
20  Other / Off-topic / Received BTC from ??? on: December 19, 2017, 06:52:25 AM
Hi, I received 0.003BTC yesterday (about $60) from I dont know where?

is there any way to find out where/who this came from?  I was not expecting anything...
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