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1  Other / Off-topic / PayPal TOS changes July 1st 2015 on: April 26, 2015, 04:20:03 AM

What do you think? There has to be a catch to this, there's no way that they could actually slip this by.

The TL,DR is "“When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.”"

So... Paypal owns whatever you sell through Paypal.
2  Bitcoin / Hardware / Underclocking the C1 on: January 20, 2015, 06:26:30 AM
Is it possible?  Is it the same as S1s or S3s?

What frequencies are useable?

EDIT:: I've solved that problem, new problem. The SSH isn't working...

I can get in, end up at root@AntC1:~#, but when I try to vim /etc/config/asic-freq/ it says vim not found, and if I try to use vi it opens a blank document.

Any ideas?
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / World Bitcoin Conference 2014 on: March 03, 2014, 06:34:00 PM
I just got an email regarding the World Bitcoin Conference 2014. Here's an excerpt.

The organiser, Red Carpet Events Pte Ltd, in association with the event’s co-organiser, Events Actually Singapore, are pleased to announce international Conference on "World Bitcoin Conference 2014”.  Participants will include leading industry players, professionals and policy makers involved directly or indirectly in the business of Bitcon, digital currency and innovative payment system across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the region.

This conference will be held on  24 & 25 March 2014, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Details of the conference at this website link:

I'm not sure if it's real... have you guys ever heard of it?  My biggest turn off is this "Globally, there are over 11 million Bitcoins, worth over US$1.2 billion in circulation."  If they had any idea what they were talking about, how could they be so wrong?
4  Bitcoin / Mining / Cloudhashing questionnaire on: February 21, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
What are you looking for in a Cloud Hashing website?

What size contracts would you like? Yearly, monthly, daily...

Would you like a generated wallet to store BTC, then set a payout threshold, or just input a wallet address, and get payouts constantly?

We're working on a new site. I'm staying vague on purpose, we're not going to advertise until we're ready.  Beta testing will appear early April, then we can launch and you can start mining immediately. No preorders, no waiting on Cointerra or Black Arrow or Monarchs, when we launch the site, you buy, you mine.

Respond with answers, PM me, share your ideas! What would your ideal cloud mining site be like?
5  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTT] 6 Redfurys for 7 Antminer USBs on: January 22, 2014, 12:28:39 AM
Title says it all. Want to trade 6 Redfurys (15 gigahash) for 7 Antminer USBs (11.2 giga +overclock).

PM me.

I'm trying to get 7 of each usb miner to fill a 49 port hub with a variety. I have lots of Reds, but no Antminers!

EDIT:: 6 reds offered to compensate for overclocking
6  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] 50 Redfury USB miners 2.5 giga (in hand) 100$ each on: January 22, 2014, 12:25:01 AM
I have lots of Redfurys to sell, paypal accepted! PM me to pay in BTC, 0.11 BTC each

They run at 2.5 gigahashes use the coupon code bitcointalk to get 100$ units.

EDIT:: added hashrate
7  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Ubuntu only recognizing 32 USB devices on: January 10, 2014, 07:30:25 AM
Not sure if this is classified as a hardware issue or a software issue, if I'm in the wrong spot please move the thread Smiley

I have a 49 port hub running RedFurys on an Ubuntu machine, and it's not recognizing all of them.  I tried playing with it for a few days, no luck, couldn't even decide what the pattern was, but then realized.  It's only detecting 32 devices!  It sees all the devices, but when I start BFGMiner (I've followed this, linux instructions:, it thinks for awhile, and I can see the lights changing on them, and it gets through most and then starts up.

Now that I've been watching it, it always gets 32 devices.

How can I make it start the rest?  It is a bit of an old laptop, would that be an issue?  As far as I know, USB 2.0 has a max of 128 devices, and USB 2.0 has been pretty standered for awhile.

I use sudo bfgminer -o [pool name] -u [username] -p [password] -S bitfury:/dev/sda1 to start the miner.

EDIT:: Ubuntu 12.04, by the way.  Also, another problem, if I let it sit and mine all day (or all night) then come back all the miners have become sick and stopped. The computer has kind of froze up too.  I think this may be because it's an old laptop, and isn't meant to run 24/7, but any ideas?
8  Bitcoin / Mining / Pin Map of 49 port USB hub ATX connection on: December 30, 2013, 05:15:47 AM
I was contemplating putting this into Custom Hardware, but I figured more people would see it here.  If it belongs there, please move it.

I have a nice 5v 40 amp power supply for my 49 port hubs, and I just got it working.  Now, I need to power the hub.

It connects via the ATX connector, but the ATX connector has all sorts of signals going through it.  Does the hub need those?  Or does it just need the 5v lines.
9  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Redfurys in Vancouver Canada! on: December 25, 2013, 08:32:24 AM
I have 87 RedFurys coming from Oaxaca, they should be shipped on the 27th.

I'm looking to keep a few, sell a few, so might as well get started!  I can ship them around anywhere, but I'd prefer to deal locally.  I have a partner in Toronto who is also getting lots of Redfurys to sell, so if you're from the East coast then I'll connect you with him.

Quick rundown of specs, these miners are 2.5 gigahashes, and consume only 2.5 watts.  Plug them into a USB port, and away you go!

I'm not really selling these at a competitive, large scale mining operation price, these are just for beginner miners who want to get started with something quick and easy.


1-4: 200$
5-9: 190$
10+: 180$

I don't want to sell in too large bulk, like I said, these are mostly for newbies who want a simple way into mining.

PM me or email me at  I live in New Westminster, but I travel between New West, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Downtown often, so I can meet anywhere.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin power consumption and Future difficulty on: December 23, 2013, 12:37:28 AM
I was tired of seeing people saying how earth destroying Bitcoin is, how it sucks up so much energy, so I wrote this piece up.

It's not perfect, there are a few data metrics that I'd like to change (average watts:gigahash ratio of ASICs based on hashrate delivered), but I think it's a good summary and comparison to other computing giants (Google, Facebook, Ebay...)  I'm also trying to find data on Visa or Mastercard power consumption.  Power consumption of a bank would be great too.

After going through the power consumption, I begin speculations on the future difficulty and power requirements to keep the network going.

Check it out, comment, what should I change?
11  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] 2+ Terahash (serious buyer) on: December 16, 2013, 09:09:16 AM
I'm looking to buy a large amount of mining power this month.  Maybe as high as 10 terahashes, depending on the price.  KNC's, COinterras, maybe some BFL's, I'm not picky.  The price just has to be right.

I need hardware ASAP (Everyone knows time is money Tongue) so I'd prefer hardware that you have in hand.  Though, I am quite interested in the Cointerra first batch, so I'll wait for that. I'll do local pickup for almost anything, I can fly to you if our deal is 20k+.

PM me and we can talk pricing, I have plenty of cash to spare.
12  Bitcoin / Mining / Mining for the little guy isn't dead on: December 07, 2013, 09:23:40 PM
I've been hearing talks about people saying "Oh, you need thousands and thousands of dollars to get into mining".

But that's not true, and I'll lay it out here.  I'm going on some assumptions, I'll explain why I made those, but here we go.

Say back in the graphics card days, you wanted to start Bitcoin mining.  Say you started from scratch, and wanted a decent miner.  Ok, you buy a computer for as cheap as possible, then throw in a really nice graphics card (say a 7970.)  That will run you about 1000$.  Say 300 for the comp, 700 for graphics card.  That will get you ~650 Mhash/sec.

Back when graphics cards were used, the difficulty was a million. (ish).  So, that gets you 0.23 BTC per day.  Back then, BTC was also less then 100$.

Now, we're having trouble getting hardware now, which is why it's hard for a little guy to get in.  So, let's fast forwards to April, that's when most companies should have shipped.  Difficulty is estimated to be ~3.5 billion then, based on hardware incoming, but let's overshoot and say 5 billion.

In April, say you have 1000$ again.  With that, you could buy 2 Black Black arrows miners, 100 gigahash each.  Maybe even 3, the price on them seems to be dropping.  So, 200-300 gigahash at 5 billion nets you 0.02-0.03 per day.  You get 10x less BTC (ish), but BTC is worth 10x more.  So you're still just as well off as you were back in graphics card days...

TL,DR  Mining isn't "dead", not even close.  We're just in a transition period to new technology.  Hold on to your pants, be careful with your money, wait for the market to stabilise before you invest too much into miners.

EDIT:: Fixed spelling
13  Bitcoin / Mining / Confirming transactions? on: November 04, 2013, 12:47:23 AM
Hey, I'm working on brushing up my mining knowledge and there's something I can't quite find.

Before, I thought that every 10-min (ish) a block was made, then the miners began to work on it to solve it, then once they solved it the block was added to the chain, and the transactions were confirmed.

But now, I understand that the block is like a box.  A transaction is made, and put on a waiting list, then the miners come along with a new box (block) and start to fill it up with transactions from the waiting list.  they give priority to the transactions with fees, obviously.

So, they fill up the block, close it, and then solve it?  Do they need to solve the block to "lock it shut" or do they need to solve it to "open it"?

And when they confirm transactions, is that while they're putting them into the box?  So that they fill the box with legitimate transactions, solve it, and add it to the chain, and then as more blocks are stacked on top they count as more transactions, and once it has 6 confirmations (it is 6 blocks deep in the chain) it is verified.
14  Bitcoin / Mining support / ASICMiner Blade v2 start? on: November 03, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
Aren't I missing a button here?  Where's the "Start mining" button?  Shouldn't there be a "switch clocks" button to start?

I finally got it connected to two pools, and the "Uptime" counter has begun, so I think it's working.... How do I get it to mine?
15  Economy / Services / Web graphics designer for BTC! on: October 28, 2013, 09:22:27 PM
(This is posted on behalf of a friend, email them for more info, don't PM me)

I specialize in website graphics and business design. I can make business cards, flyers, ads, logos... Anything you need to help your business get the attention it deserves.

I can help you with making websites, making the jump from "just another template website with stock graphics" to a unique business front.

My preferred design styles are commercial, technological, or steampunk graphics.

Email me at and we can get started today!
16  Economy / Goods / Selling 2 gold rings for BTC on: September 02, 2013, 04:14:01 AM
I have two rings that I've been trying to sell, so I can have some cash to buy a BTC miner!  So why not sell them directly for BTC?

You can see them here, no sense writing all that information twice.  Both are 14k gold.

White gold with 1 carat Tanzanite:

Yellow gold with 0.26 carat alexandrite, and two 0.02 carat diamonds:

Make me an offer I can't refuse!
17  Economy / Service Discussion / Coinchoose -> CurrencyChoose? on: September 02, 2013, 03:48:27 AM
I like the idea of Coinchoose, the idea is excellent, being able to compare different coins for profitablity.

However, I think we should have one for real currencies!  Line up Euros, CAD, USD, Yen... All the major currencies, and see how they are relative to each other, same way we can see how cryptocurrencies are relative to each other.

The main use I can think this would be good for is exchanging currencies.  I know one of the great thing about bitcoins is the ease of transfering money across borders, buy turning CAD to BTC to Euro (for example).  So, if we had a comparison chart (like coinchoose!) we could see what the best exchanges would be!

I'm no programmer, so I'd have no idea how to implement this, but if the guy who runs coinchoose sees this... I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to copy the code and have it watch real currencies instead of cryptos Tongue
18  Bitcoin / Group buys / [BC, Canada] Group Buy Block Eruptors <0.25 BTC #1 on: September 01, 2013, 06:58:43 PM
In the spirit of Coinfest, and trying to attract new people into Bitcoins, we're doing a group buy for Canada!

We're selling Eruptors for 0.25 BTC each, plus 0.02 for shipping and GST.  If you buy in bulk (10+) the price will be lower. We will ship anywhere in BC, if you're outside we can work something else out for shipping.  If the price drops again, we'll lower the cost.

We're going to be doing promotions at Coinfest (, and collecting more orders then. We will send out the order on Sunday night, and will receive the Eruptors in that week.  Then, you can come visit the Bitcoiniacs store ( and pick up your miner if you live in the Vancouver area.  Otherwise, we'll ship them to you directly on Monday (the 16th of Sept)

Email me at for more information and to place your order, or post in this thread.
19  Bitcoin / Pools / Difficulty and shares on: June 23, 2013, 04:18:58 AM
When the difficulty goes up, and you're mining in a pool (I work with Bitminter), are the shares harder to get, or do you need more shares to uncover a block?
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Difficulty and shares on: June 22, 2013, 07:45:37 PM
I know this is a noob question, so it gets stuck in the noob board.

I mine with Bitminter, and I collect shares. So my question is, as the difficulty rises, is it harder to get shares, or does it take more shares to uncover the block?
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