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1  Economy / Service Discussion / BitPay Visa - Why I Love It on: February 09, 2017, 09:43:36 PM
If you've spent any time looking for prepaid Bitcoin debit cards, you know that there are many different options out there. Some are Bitcoin-only, others accept altcoins, and some are based on specific countries. After evaluating the various options, I was looking for two things:

1) Low fees (or none) for converting BTC/depositing to the card
2) No dormancy fees

#2 was mainly because I likely won't be using it often, and think it's a little ridiculous to charge people just to even have an account, whether it's used or not. On top of this, some implementations will put your account into the negatives if you already have a zero balance!

BitPay fit both of these, with no fees for depositing BTC (you can see the conversion rate on their exchange chart), as well as zero fees for holding the card. On top of this, they are one of the cheaper options, coming in at under $10 for a card. To see the full fee schedule, check it out here.

Some key features that I especially like are:

*Purchase Limits $10,000/DAY
*Cash Withdrawal Limits $3,000/DAY
*Load Limit $10,000/DAY
*Maximum Card Balance $25,000
*Card to Card Transfer Limit $500/DAY

For pretty much all of us, this is more than good enough.

After deciding this was absolutely the path I wanted to take, it was time to set up an account. A fast and easy process, it does require personal information (as per KYC/AML), but no more than necessary. Once you've signed up, you're taken to the payment page, which shows exactly what to send in, and it's confirmed after you send the funds.

There is a little confusion after, since you don't technically have an account yet -- you make one when you get the card. And the card itself comes in a nondescript envelope, much like a credit card or other debit card would.

After receiving the card (mine took about a week), you set up your account and you're ready to roll. You can send funds through the site (using the BTC address) or use the BitPay wallet to do so. Here, you can send based on how much USD you want credited OR send x BTC and it will convert for you, so there are options there. And you can view your live balance within the BitPay wallet at any time. Confirmation comes quickly, and you're ready to spend your coin! And because it is attached to your identity, you can use all services (even things like PayPal, for example).

I mainly wanted to share this because the process was much easier than I expected it to be, it's a lot more full-featured, and it's the best option I've seen for those in the West. The lack of account fees (just for holding a card), cheap card cost, and no fees for depositing BTC are HUGE. I love when companies do things well, and I wish BitPay a long and happy life, Smiley.
2  Economy / Services / Let Me Perfect Your Writing (Websites, Articles, Essays, Books, etc.)! on: September 03, 2016, 08:25:24 AM
Whether you are looking to perfect your resume, forum thread, Website, blog posts, or any other type of writing, you have come to the right place! I have been in the crypto community for a long time (over 3 years) and have worked for hundreds of clients both in and out of the crypto realm. I am a professional editor that puts most others to shame Ė including those of major websites, like CNN, Fox, MSN, etc. I am quick, efficient, and ridiculously accurate. While Word and other programs may help with some problems with your writing, I can guarantee accuracy. When you work with me, you are working with the absolute best.

As part of my diligent process, I will take your writing from mediocre or good to absolute greatness. Things I will lock down for you include:

  • Misspelled words (typos)
  • Sentences that are grammatically incorrect
  • Misused words
  • Text flow (re-writing sentences as needed for better emphasis or organization of information)
  • Anything else I find wrong!

I am willing to work with individuals, groups, businesses, or writers, and I can handle work of any size and scope. Along with this, I am also available for both short- and long-term deals. Send me a private message with an overview of what you need done and we can take it from there!
As for payment methods I am willing to accept, they include:

  • Bitcoin
  • Litecoin
  • PayPal (gifted)

I may also be open to other coins, but this will be on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a business owner, Website owner, coin creator, etc. and would like to retain me for all of your editing needs, I am also open to the possibility of working on an equity basis. This will, again, be on a case-by-case basis. Should this path be taken, I will take responsibility for all of your public-facing text, as well as internal as needed. This would include business plans, contracts, and the like.

Feel free to reach out to me at any time. I will always return your messages as soon as possible.

Thanks for reading, and please donít hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
3  Economy / Services / Selling Signature Space on: July 13, 2016, 07:49:05 AM
Hey all! I'm looking to sell my signature space. Most of you who have been around a while are familiar with me. I've dealt with hundreds of people through the forums, but don't have a ton of "trust" (green) because I'm not a trust whore. That said, I've been a member of more projects around here than I can count and have genuinely enjoyed my time around here. And with that said, I'm looking to sell my signature (and possibly my avatar space).

Feel free to toss me a PM if you want to work something out. I'm willing to work out something weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, but do not want anything that's tied to post count. I don't spam, and I think that promotes the complete opposite of engaging content since it pushes FOR spam.

Also, don't push me towards any of the current signature campaigns. Pretty much all of them allow spammers, and I don't want to be put on the same level as that type of destructive behavior.

I will not respond to any posts that are not directly related to the request. Read the post. Tired of seeing dozens off off-topic replies to things that are posted just for post counts.

4  Economy / Digital goods / [WTB] CS:GO CD Key [DONE] on: September 18, 2015, 09:39:46 PM
Hey all, wondering if anyone has a cheap copy of CS:GO (region-free or NA version) they want to get rid of. Would rather pay via PayPal, but will consider cryptos as well. Let me know!
5  Economy / Digital goods / AdWords (Spend $150 and Get $150 Free Credit) on: September 17, 2015, 10:38:07 PM
Hey all! I have two of these coupons available. They expire at the end of September and only one can be used per AdWords account.

If anyone wants one, let me know. Giving them away for free (though I wouldn't mind a tip and/or +rep, :p).
6  Economy / Gambling / Betcoin Problem [Resolved 07/28/15] on: July 28, 2015, 07:38:01 AM
New post: resolved. FAQ page now removed as well.

It's sad that I have to resort to this method but Betcoin's support refuses to talk to me. Below are the details of our conversation:

I made three deposits to my account, in the following amounts:

1) 0.00015 BTC
2) 0.00015 BTC
3) 0.02070 BTC

The total amount is 21 mBTC. The total that should have been credited was 21 mBTC. Only 20 mBTC was credited.

According to support (who only told me this ONCE and then blocked me so I can't contact them anymore -- they now ignore any support requests coming from my name), the reason why they will only credit 20 is because two transactions were below the minimums. Here are a couple images that help show why I'm filing this report publicly -- this is seriously infuriating that a company would do this.

As soon as the above was stated, "Betcoin Robert" cut off contact with me. There was not even a chance to respond to this. But check out what's on their website (and was confirmed by support prior to this -- about a month ago -- I didn't SS that support discussion, though, as they linked me to where their very own website explains how it works so this in itself should be more than enough proof). As found right here on their own site:

Added: A reader requested that I also archive the above FAQ page so they can't dispute what it says. Luckily, this has already been done by an official source. Even if they try to change the page to claim my post is false, the archive just linked will keep the truth transparent and visible to all.

Essentially, what Betcoin Robert (and whoever else works there for support) is now saying is that anything on their website, clearly stated, is now irrelevant because they don't necessarily follow their very own statements. This is appalling behavior, especially from a well-established site.

At this point, I can't get them in live chat, they won't respond to emails, and they won't respond to tickets.

(I'm really hoping this will help wake them up and make them deal with bad support personnel, like Betcoin Robert)
7  Economy / Scam Accusations / Anyone Know bl4kjaguar? on: July 23, 2015, 12:27:48 AM
I, like others, got hit by bl4kjaguar, who had an EXCELLENT reputation (with many thousands of 100% positive ratings on LocalBitcoins). Essentially, he took loans from a few of us for his LBC business, since he was buying and selling bitcoins for profit. He ended up (or so he claims) deciding he knew a "faster" way to get profit, and threw everything he had into a coin's ICO, which flopped right after (and the one he did was clearly a scam to begin with, but he claims he felt that it was a sure win and he was going to dump them as soon as they went up in value).

He's since then given a lot of stories, including asking for more loans:

1) He asked for a loan so he can get his business off the ground again
2) He asked for a loan because his "wife" is "beautiful" and would be a great model and all they have to do is move to LA to make it happen, but don't have the money to do so

He also claims he owes others money. I'm aware of at least one on the forums, and he claims h'e also indebted to his family.

I tried to be lenient and give him time. He's now been away from the forums for over a month.

So here's what I'd like. If anyone dealt with him in person (he did a lot of in-person LBC transactions) or knows more information about him, can you please share it so we (as his debtors) can pursue him? With his thousands of ratings, I'm sure someone has information about him.

Thanks, guys, and this goes to show you that even someone with a stellar reputation can go rogue at any time.
8  Other / Politics & Society / ELI5: The Greece Situation and Impact on: July 01, 2015, 08:50:12 AM
Hey all... I'm hoping someone can help break this down to me. The only people I know of to ask have basically said the situation makes no sense. Maybe you can help understand the events.

Essentially, what I'm understanding in regards to the U.S. (at least) and Greece is:

1) We don't really import from them or export to them on a "emergency" basis (i.e., like if China cut off exporting to the U.S., being that they are a huge part of our economy)
2) They're not hugely invested in our economy/currency

As a result, why are they having such a huge impact on our stocks and such? There doesn't seem to be any importance to the U.S. in regards to the situation (not saying it's not a big deal, but in regards to its effect on the U.S., it seems negligible, yet the stock markets are all seeing impacts).

Furthermore, people have said it won't impact BTC because Greeks can't remove their funds from banks, meaning they can't buy into BTC.

Can someone help shed some light on what I (and we, I guess) are missing? Why are things so hectic?

Edit: No "you're stupid and don't understand." I know I'm ignorant in regards to this, which is the point of asking for someone to help get what's happening. I've never dealt with anything like this (or probably wasn't old enough to understand), so this is a completely new area to me, Smiley.
9  Economy / Digital goods / [For Sale] Daily Bitcoins Advertising Credit on: June 28, 2015, 10:55:56 PM
Hey all! I'm looking to sell some advertising credit on Daily Bitcoins (NOT a ref link).

I'm sitting on a 20.29 mBTC (0.02029 BTC) credit that I'd like to sell, so if you're interested, toss me an offer!
10  Economy / Service Discussion / FaucetBox Broken? on: June 28, 2015, 06:54:18 AM
Hey, is anyone else having issues as of the past couple hours getting payments to their FaucetBox account? For whatever reason, the sites are all showing payments still but FaucetBox isn't updating with any of them. Not sure who owns it around here, either -- anyone happen to know?
11  Economy / Service Announcements / Cryptoplace is Officially Live! Bitcoin Service Reviews (Casinos, Dice, etc.) on: June 18, 2015, 03:19:11 AM
Cryptoplace is Alive!

After a while of trying to decide what to do with Cryptoplace (some of you are undoubtedly familiar with my faucet rotator), it has found its meaning! It has been designed to be a sort of database of different Bitcoin services. Rather than just having the name/URL, however, it also gives meaningful/useful stats. Essentially, each service covered has its own page, which will be fleshed out over time. This will ensure that the data is always up-to-date. And to see when the site's last update was, simply check out the homepage -- after each update to the site, I reset the date.

As always, I'm completely up for requests/comments/suggestions. I added some services over the past day, and will continue to do so. I'm trying to work from the top and continue down (i.e., most popular sites first).

Check out the page right here!
12  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Question Re: Block Size and Time on: May 05, 2015, 12:28:49 AM
We keep having discussions about increasing the maximum block size to speed up transactions when we have a congested network. Why don't we just:

Leave block size the same
Decrease block rate to 5m
Decrease block finder reward by half to 12.5

Would this not help solve the same problem, while at the same time speeding up transactions as a whole?

There must be something I'm missing. I know block time affects security but can't we assume the network is secure with the current hash rate?
13  Economy / Services / Selling Signature Space (Hero - 644 Activity) on: February 15, 2015, 10:28:45 PM
Hey all! I just dropped my previous signature campaign and I'm looking for a new one! Previous system was 0.0012 BTC/post through an offering Marcotheminer is handling. I'd like to lock in at either:

1) 0.0013/post
2) 0.035 BTC/week flat-rate

(Will also accept various altcoins, so feel free to toss an offer over and I'll see what I can do)

This price is for exclusive signatures (and I can, of course, use all of the features like colors or whatever). I may consider a slightly lower payment in return for a non-exclusive agreement as well.

I'm not a spammer, and I don't inflate my post count. When doing a bump, for example, I remove the previous post before doing so. As a result, I don't go around looking for things to post on -- I post where I feel there's a reason/value to doing so. As a result of this, I also don't increase post counts based on whether or not there's a signature campaign going. I just follow the flow the same.

Feel free to toss me a PM if you're interested in working out a deal with me!
14  Economy / Service Announcements / The Most Advanced and Highest Paying Crypto Faucet Rotator: Fast and Easy! on: January 17, 2015, 07:53:48 AM
With Cryptoplace's Rotator getting its v2.5 update, I felt now is a great time to make a thread for it here! Patch notes are below the recap:

Basically, this is a site that contains a listing of faucets that is added/removed from on a regular basis as faucets come up/down/go empty. It's designed to automatically track timers and your personal cooldown for you, so that you can go from one faucet to another without worrying about being hit by the dreaded "you have xxx minutes left" and having to remember when you can return. The script will automatically:

1) Scan the database for a faucet that is NOT on cooldown for you
2) Pull the highest paying one
3) Display it for you and then start logging how long it's been since you visited
4) Go to the next highest paying and so on

Once you've cleared all the faucets, you then get a listing of all faucets and how long their cooldowns have left, so you know when you can return and do another run. And here's the kicker: you can do as few or as many as you want! That's right, since the server tracks your personal timers, even if you hit just 5 right now, the next time you run, if any of those are not on cooldown it will load them for you. If they are on cooldown, it continues down the listing!

Any comments/questions are more than welcome! And welcome to Cryptoplace's Faucet Rotator v2.5!

Update v2.5 Released!

Did a MAJOR overhaul to the system that creates a win-win-win situation for myself, visitors and faucet owners. The changes implemented:

1) Went through and purged all broken domains/sites
2) Purged sites that were set as inactive and have been for a while (assumed to be faucets that are no longer maintained)
3) Set up new flags for faucets: adblock (not currently implemented). This will allow visitors to choose whether or not to view sites that won't let you claim with adblock up!
4) Added new stat: Payout. This designates the amount of coin earned. For things like Mint/DOGE/KARM/etc., it's based on entire coins (such that 5 in KARM would be 5.0 KARM). For Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc. it's based on 'toshi level (such that 50 in Bitcoin would be 0.5 uBTC, and 100000000 in BTC would be 1.0 BTC)
5) Reorganized how faucets will show from now on:
A) It pulls those with referral programs first and organizes them based on their payouts. It will show the highest paying to the lowest
B) It pulls non-referral faucets and organizes them based on payouts. Again, it goes from highest to lowest

This gives incentive for faucet owners to:
1) Increase their payouts
2) Open referral programs

This gives visitors:
1) Higher payouts in a much more organized fashion
2) Should lead to higher earnings on a per-faucet basis as time goes on

Along with these changes:
1) Header ad was removed! Added donation addresses in their place, Smiley
2) Added a new public listing of faucets! Check it out here!

With the new public listing, it would be much appreciated if visitors help keep the database pruned and updated. If payouts increase for your favorite faucet, toss me a PM here or an email ( with the ID and what you need changed. I'll verify data and change it if needed. I also plan to implement a user-accessible change and addition system, but I'm not sure when this will be ready.

I hope you all enjoy Cryptoplace Faucets v2.5!
15  Economy / Economics / Price Matters... And Here's Why on: January 14, 2015, 06:25:17 AM
I keep hearing over and over that price doesn't matter on Bitcoin. The general idea behind that is that "it's a method of transferring funds, so whether it's $1 or $1m, it still serves its purpose." This is flawed. Here's why:

1) As long as it keeps going through swings up and down, it's difficult to use it solely as a way to transfer funds. I buy $100 worth now to send my friend so he can cash it out real quick for $100, only to find that in the 10 minutes it took me to send it to him, it's now only worth $85. Now I'm $15 short. So either I have to over-buy or deal with the constant fluctuations.

2) The fluctuations are causing a lot of holders and speculators. By the very nature of this, they are like stocks and will fluctuate up and down, preventing #1 from being fixed.

3) The price is going to be altered according to how much money comes in and out of the system. If people use it solely as an intermediary between fiat and fiat, the same amount would need to go in as goes out on a daily basis to keep things steady. With Bitcoin's low market cap ($10b or whatever it is right now isn't even that much considered to a lot of businesses), this is too easy to manipulate even if it was being used as many feel it's intended to be used like.

4) The fix to #3 is to raise the price up. The higher the price is, the harder it is to manipulate. If I have $1m and the cap is $100m, I have a lot more power than if I have $1m and the cap is $100b. The latter is like a drop in the bucket.

Basically what all this leads to, from a strict economic point, is that the price has to go up for Bitcoin to be used like everyone wants it to be. And then it has to stabilize. The lower it gets, the easier it is to swing up and down. This is why price matters.

Please feel free to dispute this with me if you want. I'd love to hear your takes on it. After following the market, events, etc. for quite a while now, though, this was my conclusion. Do note, though, that I am in NO way saying that Bitcoin shouldn't be used as a currency, and in fact I do agree with that. But the current market doesn't support that.
16  Economy / Services / Selling Signature Space (Hero Member) on: October 09, 2014, 12:43:31 AM
Hey all! Rather than going through the signature campaigns, I've decided to start selling my signature directly. Here are my current stats:

Posts:   4109
Activity:   546
Position:   Hero Member

So a bit about my posting habits:

1) I don't spam
2) I don't post off-topic things (unless they are related to a topic that spawned within the thread and I feel it adds to the conversation -- I also clearly denote when I do this)
3) My posting habits change from time to time, depending on what's going on

I'm a part of multiple projects around the forums, and am extremely active. But I rarely post unless I have something that actually contributes to the conversation. I've never worried about post count, and post the same regardless as to if I have a signature campaign going or not. With that said, I absolutely will not accept any offers that are contingent on making x posts per week/month/etc. All this does is help entice people to spam, and I refuse to be a part of that. In fact, when I bump my own topics, I delete the previous bump prior to that so it doesn't pad my post count.

If anyone's interested in possibly working with me, feel free to toss me a PM and we'll go from there.

Thanks all!
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / How Does Key Sweeping Work? on: May 18, 2014, 11:26:05 PM
Hopefully this is the right area to ask this. I'm wondering how key sweeping works. I know there are clients and sites that can do it, but I don't quite follow. It's based on the private key, of course, but when there can be billions of different public keys generated with any given private key, how is it that the client can sweep every possibility (and can usually do it within a second or two)?

Or am I completely misunderstanding how the blockchain is read and how the keys work?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Traveling? 8 Ways to Keep Your Money Safer on: May 15, 2014, 08:07:07 PM
So a bank just released this in an email :

My first thought? "WHY IS BITCOIN NOT ON THAT LIST?!"

Maybe one day...
19  Economy / Services / [WTS]Page Views - Traffic - Visitors! on: April 22, 2014, 11:09:43 PM
Hey all, I'm offering up a new service of page views/visitors for your websites! Information is as follows:

  • Views can be raw or unique (a visitor can see the page multiple times a day, or once per day)
  • As many sites or pages as you want!
  • Large packages are available
  • Time to complete will depend on the # of views and whether they are raw or unique
  • Referer will be a legitimate page
  • Payments accepted in DVC, DOGE, KARM, BTC and LTC

This service is designed for people who want to boost their Alexa rank, make their sites seem more popular (via Analytics) or have advertisements seen.

Feel free to let me know if there are any questions, and toss me a PM if you're interested and we'll go from there!

20  Economy / Services / [WTS] Advertising On CryptoPlace's Faucet Rotator! on: February 12, 2014, 09:33:26 PM
Hey all, up for sale is the advertising block on Cryptoplace's faucet rotator! This is a site that is designed to help make hitting up faucets much easier, needing only a single URL and allowing the site to handle the list of faucets and their timers by itself.

At this point in time there are a few different opportunities for advertisers:

*Top left advertisement block (468*60)
*Affiliate links or banners on the main page (possible affiliate links in the header)
*Affiliate links or banners on the cooldown page (that shows the time left for each site's cooldown)
*Interstitials (pages that pop up in between faucets -- I'm a little hesitant about this one though)

Willing to take payment in different coins: Dogecoin, Devcoin, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Worldcoin, possibly others. Feel free to toss me a PM with the following information:

*Type of advertisement deal you're interested in doing
*Proposed payment method and amount
*Time frame the payment is to cover

I'll get back to you ASAP!

Thanks, guys!
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