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1  Local / Portugal / Primeira apreensão de bitcoins em Portugal on: March 29, 2017, 08:04:53 AM
Um casal polaco, ele de 40 anos e ela de 34, foi preso pela Polícia Judiciária por gerir um laboratório de drogas sintéticas, na Lourinhã, que vendia pastilhas para todo o mundo.

O crime estava a ser investigado na Unidade Nacional de Combate ao Tráfico de Estupefacientes desde o final do ano passado. Os polacos expediam por correio as encomendas de pastilhas sintéticas que recebiam através da internet. O pagamento era feito em bitcoins, uma moeda virtual usada na internet, depois convertível em dinheiro real.

A PJ anunciou, de resto, ter feito no final da semana passada, quando efetuou as detenções dos suspeitos polacos, a primeira apreensão de bitcoins em Portugal, equivalente a 14 mil euros. Foi ainda apreendida uma quantidade de LSD líquido, DMT e 2CB (drogas pouco usadas em Portugal).

Os dois ficam em prisão preventiva.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The Scaling Announcement Bitcoin Core Should Have Made on: January 18, 2016, 01:51:45 PM
In addition, it seems we can do even better in terms of performance by sticking with 2–4–8 but allowing non-fully-validating nodes to ignore approximately half of this data. This would be a big improvement that would alleviate the pressure that we’ll be putting nodes by scaling the block size. The improvement is being called Segregated Witness and involves separating signatures out from the main block and putting them into a Merkle tree that only fully-validating nodes have to see.

So, with this change full node will now be called fully-validating nodes?

Are the non-fully-validating nodes like SPV wallets?
3  Local / Portugal / Coinbase - Compra 100 euros em bitcoin recebe 150 euros em bitcoin on: August 22, 2015, 05:01:54 PM
A Coinbase está a oferecer 75 euros por cada referido (utilizador novo) que compre pelo menos 100 euros em bitcoin, regista por mim e retorno 50 euros, em bitcoin, claro!

Coinbase exige identificação, prova de morada e transferência SEPA.

O meu link:

Condições da promoção:
4  Bitcoin / Press / [2015-06-05] CT: Chinese Exchanges Reject Gavin Andresen’s 20 MB Block Size... on: June 05, 2015, 09:48:20 PM
Chinese Exchanges Reject Gavin Andresen’s 20 MB Block Size Increase

Two of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges - BTCChina and Huobi - have voiced concerns over Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen's proposal to raise the block size limit to 20 megabytes by next year.

Speaking to CoinTelegraph, both BTCChina as well as Huobi indicated that they believe any increase in Bitcoin's block size limit should be approached conservatively. While both exchanges recognize that the current one megabyte block size limit is probably too small for Bitcoin to reach mainstream adoption, they are skeptical of Andresen's proposal.

BTCChina and Huobi shared concerns that a jump to 20 megabytes might be too big, while suggesting that a more sustainable long term solution should be sought after.
5  Bitcoin / Press / [2015-06-05] BM: Exclusive: Possible $500,000 Bitcoin Cloud Mining Ponzi Scheme on: June 05, 2015, 09:34:24 PM
Exclusive: Possible $500,000 Bitcoin Cloud Mining Ponzi Scheme Uncovered

Roughly nine months ago, Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen made a rather interesting comment on Reddit in which he claimed, “I suspect many [cloud mining companies] will turn out to be Ponzi schemes.”

There have been a few cloud mining scams uncovered over the past year or two, and it appears that another one could unravel in the near future. An anonymous source has provided information to Bitcoin Magazine regarding the possibility of a scam involving Bitcoin Cloud Services (BCS), which is currently one of the largest cloud-mining providers on the market.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / [SOLVED] Invalid private key encoding (code -5) on: January 31, 2015, 09:50:34 PM
When trying to import a private key in Bitcoin core v0.10.0rc1 I'm getting:

Invalid private key encoding (code -5)

Address was generated at

I'm trying to import the address with:

importprivkey yourPrivateKeyInWalletImportFormat "TheLabelThatIWant"

As described here:
7  Economy / Scam Accusations / Calling out CryptoEscudo [CESC] SCAM on: March 22, 2014, 04:27:37 PM
Relevant topics

Portuguese unmoderated topic:

English moderated topic:

Anatomy of the scam

Huge premine (45%) with a ridiculous justification, the goal of this scamcoin altcoin seems to be pay off the Portuguese sovereign debt, I believe I don't have to expand more on this topic and how ridiculous this idea is, specially coming from some anonymous guy on the Interwebs.

Litecoin copycat. This coin, as far as I can see, adds nothing new to the crypto scene, it's just another litecoin clone.

Dubious distribution method. He claims 15 coins will be given to each Portuguese citizen without elaborating on how this is possible to achieve, given the lack of transparency and no legal entity behind this operation I advise Portuguese citizens not to give personal information to the people behind CryptoEscudo in order to get some worthless coins.

Lack of knowledge on how Bitcoin works. When I question cryptoescudo on the legitimacy of this operation to collect personal data from Portuguese citizens he answered:

Who chooses to help USA growth should mine, buy and use only Bitcoin - many collective and entrepreneurial initiatives there. So they [USA] will be able to pay off their debt more easily. As they'll soon need it.

Don't know what this guy has been reading about Bitcoin, but that statement has all sorts of wrongs!

Lack of knowledge about the crypto community. He keeps asking for a Portuguese pool, as far as I know, there's no altcoin pool under .pt ccTLD.

I believe the aforementioned points are huge red flags and more than sufficient for people to keep away from this coin, and more importantly if you are a Portuguese citizen DON'T GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION to some stranger for a few coins.
8  Other / Off-topic / Shit Bitcoin Fanatics Say on: March 06, 2014, 04:03:07 PM
Part 1:

Part 2:
9  Local / Portugal / 2014-01-25 JN - Máquina de moeda virtual concebida por português on: January 25, 2014, 10:38:49 PM
Na edição de hoje do JN foi publicado um artigo sobre Bitcoin, mais concretamente sobre a ATM da Lamassu que é produzida em Portugal, acho que foi a primeira vez que vi um artigo sobre Bitcoin no JN, pelo menos um assim tão extenso.

10  Economy / Scam Accusations / Tymer is a scammer on: November 19, 2013, 07:31:02 PM
What happened::
Promised to pay 0.2 BTC for first 10 users who have completed a task and 0.1 BTC next 10 users, no payment as been made, and he has locked the topic.

Scammers Profile Link:;u=139035

Reference Link:

Amount Scammed: Quite a few amount of hours from several users.
Payment Method: Bitcoins

Additional Notes: Scammed users report user tymer007 as a scammer to EasyHits4U at

EasyHits4U account can be deleted at Settings -> General at the bottom "Delete account."

Edit: Also user is asking for a loan at:
11  Economy / Securities / DPS - Don't Panic Sell - BitFunder Passtrough-ish Service on: October 10, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
You don't have a driver's license? No passport or credit cards? No problem, I'll manage your BitFunder portfolio!


  • I'll keep your stock as long as you want, collect dividends, sell when you want, will send profits and dividends to an address at your choice.
  • This service is not intended to break any law or rule, this is directed to people who cannot have their account verified because they don't have the required documentation. I will have to manage at least one of my friends portfolio because he has no driver's license, credit cards or even passport, these are not trivial stuff to have.
  • There's a limited number of people I'll be able to work with, this is not intended to be a massive operation, just a gentleman's agreement between me and a few people.
  • I wont be able to do daytrading, unless it is really profitable to pay my time.
  • Buying new stock is also an option on the table.

So, if you have no other option besides selling at a great loss, consider this service, further information via PM.

Users offering similar options:

12  Other / Politics & Society / Syria False Flag Attack? on: September 08, 2013, 09:34:03 PM
There is proof the footage of the alleged chemical attack in Syria was fabricated, Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery in Qara, Syria, told RT. She says she is about to submit her findings to the UN.

Mother Agnes, a catholic nun, who has been living in Syria for 20 years and has been reporting actively on what has been going on in the war-ravaged country, says she carefully studied the video featuring allegedly victims of the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian village of Guta in August and now questions its authenticity.
13  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-08-24 Reddit - Tuur Demeester - An Insiders Take on CoinTerra & the Bitcoin on: August 24, 2013, 09:31:35 PM
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Transaction fees policy on: June 23, 2013, 02:20:13 PM
What is the current transaction fee policy?

How accurate or inaccurate is this article:
15  Local / Portugal / Ganhar bitcoin com chamadas telefónicas on: June 14, 2013, 11:09:37 PM
Tópico aqui:

Caso hajam 10 interessados é disponibilizado um número para Portugal.

Qualquer coisa como 0.5 euro/hora...
16  Other / Beginners & Help / At what point is a transaction not considered "dust"? on: June 14, 2013, 01:21:46 PM
At what fraction of bitcoin is a transaction not considered "dust" and doesn't incur in higher fees?

If I have lots of 0.05 BTC transactions received will this be a problem when spending?

Is there a way to consolidate lots of "dust" transactions received?

I know that eventually this will not be a problem, but right now it is a problem, one of the bitcoin sales pitch is that it can be divided to 0.00000001, that's a really crappy feature if you are penalized when using it...
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