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1  Bitcoin / Project Development / Maths-based bitcoin game looking for feedback :D on: September 03, 2013, 12:13:16 AM
Hi everyone! My friend and I coded up a small betting engine that we'd like to test. (www.bittheodds.com)

We have a few ideas for how to make this a LOT more than just another bitcoing gambling site. However, at this point we need your feedback to help us see in which direction we should be going.

We're nerds and love three things: gambling, the latest tech and bitcoin . We thought it would be really cool to introduce something (we think) has never been done before: a multiplayer, competitive game... that's not poker.

This is just our first 'sanity check' (MVP for those in the know) release, we didn't bother with graphics and logo, it's pretty bare. In fact, it's a far cry from our 'big idea', but we wanted to gather early feedback before pushing forward.

We'd appreciate any feedback you bitcoin guys and gals can give us. Thank you so much.
2  Bitcoin / Meetups / Unsystem in Vienna: how come we're not hearing much more about this? on: May 26, 2013, 04:45:30 PM
Hi, I stumbled upon http://unsystem.net/, a conference organised by Amir and featuring guest speakers such as Max Keiser and Cody Wilson.

Now it looks awesome, but I'm concerned that a few twitter and google searches didn't return much about this - even though they seem to have booked a good chunk of Austria's largest conference center.

I also couldn't find much on these forums.

Does anyone know more about this?

Thank you!
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Bitcoin is NOT under attack from the government, at least not yet on: May 15, 2013, 08:47:37 AM
In the last 24h I read a lot of posts here and elsewhere about how the DHS actions were tantamount to an attack on bitcoin, that the government wanted bitcoin dead, etc.

Well, the government might want to see bitcoin dead, I don't debate that, but I really don't think the DHS actions were an 'attack on bitcoin' either.
 
First, the account 'seized' by the DHS were only the Dwolla ones, specifically the ones used to transfer back and forth MtGox. If the DHS wanted to take down bitcoin, they'd take out Gox, and would have not limited their operations to 'just Dwolla'. They would have seized all the Mutum Sigillum LLC assets instead, or at least canned the Coinbase accounts, too. They did not.

Second, if you observe how the DHS work, you'll notice they regularly announce their ops to the media. They love nothing more than waving their dicks around, justifying their large budgets and salaries. If this had been a concerted effort to 'take down bitcoin', you'd have read several press releases already about how Homeland Security protected the US citizens from the evil of the islamo-fascist currency 'bitcoin'. They'd be a story or two about SR, about a guy buying a gun and shooting his child in the head, or about terrorists buying ricin. Something. There was nothing.

So what happened? Well, no one really knows but I suspect some criminal was laundering money through dwolla into bitcoins, then back from gox. As part of their routine operations DHS seized the accounts to make sure no more money could be 'lost' in the laundering process. And if you're wondering what this has to do about Homeland Security, well, DHS deals with all sorts of things - yesterday top story from their infrastructure report was a sewage plant spill for example: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report

4  Other / Beginners & Help / PSA: newbies beware fake bitcoin clients on: May 15, 2013, 07:14:45 AM
Since for some reason I'm still in n00b jail, I thought I'd use the time I serve here to be useful Smiley

If you follow reddit a bit closely, you'll see there have been several reports of coins stored on BitcoinQT wallet disappearing.
For example:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1e530j/plz_help_analyzing_stolen_bitcoin_transaction/

It turns out there was, and probably still is, a fake bitcoinqt client out there.

This has been discussed on these very forums here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195666.0

So please please please, only download the bitcoin client from the one, and only reliable and trustworthy source:
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

Have fun!
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