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1  Other / Meta / User continually deleting and reposting the same posts - for mod review please on: October 22, 2020, 09:52:31 PM
I'm mostly making this thread because it is too much info to include a standard report.

User in question: travwill
Archive of all posts: https://loyce.club/archive/members/21/214663.html

I read a post by this user because it bumped a thread in my watchlist. I was 100% sure I had read it before but couldn't find any matches for plagiarism. On closer inspection, he is deleting his own posts (no entries appearing on modlog) and then reposting the exact same posts. I assume he is doing this to farm his signature campaign with zero effort.

Post 1:
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5535/55352585.html - October 10
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5537/55379827.html - October 14
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5543/55433632.html - October 22

Post 2:
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5536/55360253.html - October 11
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5536/55365516.html - October 12
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5538/55383236.html - October 15
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5543/55433660.html - October 22

Post 3:
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5535/55352466.html - October 10
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5537/55379804.html - October 14
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5543/55433575.html - October 22


Post 4:
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5535/55352458.html - October 10
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5537/55379760.html - October 14
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5543/55433553.html - October 22

Post 5:
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5534/55345836.html - October 9
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5537/55379682.html - October 14
https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5543/55433236.html - October 22

There are more examples (in fact, all of his recent posts), but you get the picture.

In my opinion this is more than worthy of a ban. Could a mod please review and action as appropriate? I will also PM the relevant signature campaign manager with a link to this thread.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [W] XMR, [H] BTC on: September 11, 2020, 03:28:53 PM
I want to buy somewhere around 10-15 Monero in total for BTC. Happy to do smaller trades and buy any amount up to this limit. Rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading: https://coinmarketcap.com/converter/xmr/btc/

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. Happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
3  Other / Archival / Removed on: August 05, 2020, 09:15:54 AM
Removed
4  Economy / Currency exchange / [W] 4 ETH, [H] BTC on: July 13, 2020, 07:11:40 AM
I want to buy a total of 4 ETH for BTC, but happy to do several smaller trades. Rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading: https://coinmarketcap.com/converter/eth/btc/?amt=4

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
5  Other / Bitcoin Wiki / BitcoinPaperWallet a likely scam - page needs updated on: May 14, 2020, 08:19:57 AM
Bitcoin Wiki page in question: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BitcoinPaperWallet

Please see this thread for full details: Why has my newly created Bitcoin address already been used?

There is a preponderance of evidence that the site BitcoinPaperWallet.com is now a scam. It was sold in 2018, and since then, there are multiple reports of users having their coins stolen from addresses created by that site - see the linked thread above for links to forum posts and reddit threads stating as much. Since it was sold, although the site still makes references to their GitHub repository, no GitHub link could be found. The Wiki page still states it is open source (which is no longer the case), and links to the old GitHub repository which hasn't been updated in over 2 years - https://github.com/cantonbecker/bitcoinpaperwallet.

The Wiki pages should be updated to reflect these developments, for the safety of users reading it.
6  Economy / Economics / Interest rates to 0%, $700 billion in QE, and reserve requirements to 0% on: March 16, 2020, 12:41:31 PM
Fiat is collapsing.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html

The first two parts of the topic subject are entirely expected. The Fed have cut interest rates for the second time in a month, now down to 0%, and they've launched another $700 billion in quantitative easing, despite the Fed's balance sheet still being massively over inflated from all the previously rounds of QE. What was perhaps not as expected was how soon they have done this. This pandemic is only just getting started, there is a long way things can fall yet, and the Fed are now rapidly running out of options.

Far more concerning, however, is the news that they have dropped banks' reserve requirements from 10% to 0%.

The Board has reduced reserve requirement ratios to zero percent effective on March 26, the beginning of the next reserve maintenance period. This action eliminates reserve requirements for thousands of depository institutions and will help to support lending to households and businesses.

When banks lend money to customers, they create new money out of nothing by creating matching credits and debits on their balance sheet. The reserve requirement limits how much they can do this, because they have to have a certain portion of this money, currently 10%, in their reserves. This new action removes that requirement altogether, giving banks unlimited rein to create as much new money as they like, at no cost to themselves.

Hyperinflation is coming. Fiat is collapsing.
7  Other / Politics & Society / Health Professionals and COVID-19 on: March 12, 2020, 05:31:50 PM
I know there are a few other doctors and healthcare workers on here, and I'm interested in talking with any other health professionals who are currently dealing with the COVID-19 situation, particularly anyone working with the critically ill in secondary care, emergency medicine, intensive/critical care, anesthesiology, etc. The reports we are getting from front line staff in Italy are very grim - hospitals being utterly overwhelmed and doctors having to choose which patients will get the few remaining resources and which patients will simply be palliated. I'm interested to hear any other first hand accounts of the situations you are dealing with. We have a few patients in ICU, but nothing unmanageable yet. We have started to convert adjacent high dependency areas in to additional ICU/ventilated beds. Elective work is being cancelled. We expect to be in a similar situation to Italy within a couple of weeks at most.

We are starting to get some data from intensivists in Italy regarding optimum treatment strategies, which we are all trying to disseminate as far and wide as possible. I'll share them in the next post. If you have other guidelines, protocols, SOPs, treatment strategies, I'd be keen to share them too. We are generally treating with conventional ARDS protocols, but seeing a high rate of progress to APRV and proning, even with high levels of permissive hypercapnia.

Self moderated to keep spam and nonsense to a minimum.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [W] 5 XMR, [H] BTC on: March 07, 2020, 08:40:31 PM
I want to buy a total of 10 5 XMR for BTC, but happy to do several smaller trades. Rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading: https://coinmarketcap.com/converter/xmr/btc/?amt=10

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
9  Economy / Exchanges / Kraken issue a privacy invading subpoena against Glassdoor on: February 13, 2020, 06:24:30 PM
Take a look at this: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/12/kracken_cryptocurrency_eff_glassdoor/

Basically Kraken fired a bunch of their employees around a year ago. Some of those employees used well known site Glassdoor to leave anonymous reviews of what it was like working at Kraken. Kraken are now subpoenaing Glassdoor for the details of their ex-employees in question, presumably so they can raise some kind of legal action them.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation have stepped in to defend Glassdoor and the ex-employees in question: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-fights-protect-anonymity-glassdoor-commenter

You can read the reviews which were left in Kraken's court filings here (Exhibit B): https://www.eff.org/document/payward-inc-kraken-v-does-1-10-complaint. They are all very similarly disparaging of the leadership.

We all know centralized exchanges are terrible for invading privacy, but this is a whole different level. Using legal action to discover the names of ex-employees who have essentially revealed how poor your leadership is just adds weight to all the accusations of bullying and intimidation which have been raised.
10  Other / Meta / List of advertising shills. Mods please review and ban as appropriate. on: February 05, 2020, 02:48:38 PM
After this thread - Policy on users like this guy? - and seeing pretty rapid action being taken against the user responsible as well as said user then ceasing this copy and paste shilling spam, I figured I would compile a list of other users who display the same behavior patterns for the mods to review and hopefully take action against. And honestly, I'm getting kinda bored of reporting the same names over and over again.

The users I will list below are users who either own or are being paid by a site or variety of sites to shill said sites. They largely post copy and pasted articles, add nothing of any value, and make zero effort to generate a discussion or actually contribute to the forum. Some also make low value, vaguely on-topic posts solely for the reason of shoehorning in a link to one of the sites. They are breaking rules regarding spam, low value posts, unsubstantial advertising, and advertising in other users' threads. I'm hoping that the moderators will hand out temporary bans to these users, and escalate this to perma-bans if their spamming doesn't stop.



User:   -Multivitamina-
Shilling "forklog.media". All posts are copy and paste spam with a link appended. Makes zero effort to contribute or discuss. 8 threads deleted from Bitcoin Discussion in last few weeks. Also spams Altcoin Discussion.

User:   Jgilpulg
Shilling "bitcoinist". All posts are copy and paste spam. Constant and repeat offender in the Press board. 44 threads trashed by moderators.

User:   jdebunt
Shills "fintoism.com". Recently "woke up" and began pattern of shilling behavior. Another repeat offender in the Press board. 15 threads trashed so far.

User:   JessicaVL
Shills a variety of projects, including "tap.global", "eToro.com", "4king.com" and "vertex.market". Starts a lot of copy and paste threads in Bitcoin Discussion. Also makes lots of low value posts in other user's threads simply to include a link to one of the shilled projects.
11  Economy / Currency exchange / [W] 5 ETH, [H] BTC on: January 25, 2020, 11:47:56 AM
I want to buy a total of 5 ETH for BTC, but happy to do several smaller trades. Rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading: https://coinmarketcap.com/converter/eth/btc/?amt=5

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
12  Other / Meta / Is this against the rules? Indirect referral link spamming. on: December 21, 2019, 04:41:13 PM
Quick question for any mods or users who have reported this kind of thing before.

We all know that referral link spam is against the rules:
4. No referral code (ref link) spam.

My question relates to users who post links to third party pages or sites which are solely designed to lead people to clicking on referral links. The most recent user I've seen doing this is gocryptowise, but he certainly isn't unique in this behavior. He's started multiple topics in the last few days, and made many more posts, containing links to various pages on his site which shares his name (I will not link to it here, but you can review his post history if you are interested).

The pages he links to are disguised as a variety of "helpful" guides for newbies - "How to make money from cryptocurrency", "Best cryptocurrencies to invest in", "Beginner's guide to crypto", that kind of thing. Every single page contains link after link to sign up to various exchanges using his referral code, or buy hardware wallets using his referral code, or buy some tax software using his referral code, and so on. It's also worth noting that large parts of many of the articles seem to be plagiarized.

Even ignoring the plagiarism since it is off-site, to me linking to a page entirely designed to get people to click on your referral links is no better than just posting the referral links themselves, and these posts should be trashed. Am I accurate in my thinking here?
13  Economy / Scam Accusations / Scam accusation against user humanrightsfoundation on: August 27, 2019, 09:22:27 AM
User humanrightsfoundation recently start this self-moderated thread in Project Development: Donate Bitcoin to Human Rights Foundation

I made the following post at the bottom of the thread, which was promptly deleted by him:
Quote from: o_e_l_e_o
I'm sorry, but this all looks highly suspicious.

The website of the real Human Rights Foundation (the one you will have heard of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Foundation) is here https://hrf.org/.
They also accept bitcoin donations here: https://hrf.org/donate-bitcoin/

An extensive search can find nothing to support your claim that you provide secure tools or communication channels - your website simply recommends that users should use Tails and Tor, both of which are provided open source and for free. I can find nothing to suggest that your company has done anything at all outside of setting up this very generic website. Similarly, an extensive search can find nothing that your founder has contributed outside of links back to your questionable website.

Can you explain why you decided to use the name of a widely known human rights organization? Can you provide evidence of any of your claims? Can you show how previous bitcoin donations to that address were spent?

He also deleted another post by bitmover asking for proof that the donation address wasn't just his own address.

Archived thread with aforementioned posts visible: https://archive.is/4qEKm

The combination of stealing the name of a well known organization, making grandiose claims with no evidence, refusing to answer simple questions, and deleting any post which questions him, makes it almost certain that this is a scam attempt.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [H] BTC [W] XMR on: June 20, 2019, 10:46:40 AM
I want to buy a total of 4 Monero for BTC, but happy to do several smaller trades. Rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading.

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
15  Economy / Currency exchange / [H] BTC [W] 2 ETH on: May 21, 2019, 02:54:26 PM
I want to buy 2 ETH for BTC. Exact amount and rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading.

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
16  Economy / Currency exchange / [H] 0.05 BTC [W] ETH on: May 11, 2019, 07:01:59 PM
I want to change around 0.05 BTC (+/- 5%) in to ETH. Exact amount to be confirmed and rates as taken from Coinmarketcap at time of trading.

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and/or someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
17  Economy / Currency exchange / [W] 1 LTC. [H] BTC. on: April 20, 2019, 04:48:29 PM
I want exactly one (1) litecoin. Payment in bitcoin at preev rates (currently 0.01531 BTC).

Would prefer to deal with a well trusted user and/or someone I have interacted with several times and personally would trust. I would be happy to send first in this case.

If you are neither of the above, then you will be sending first. I'd prefer not to lose escrow fees on a small trade, but happy to use a mutually agreeable escrow if you cover the fees.
18  Economy / Scam Accusations / Divider (DIVID) - Plagiarized Whitepaper - Scam on: March 17, 2019, 08:11:53 PM
ICO Name: Divider

ANN Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5119114.0
Archived: https://archive.is/CBLPe

Profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1869010

Website: https://www.dividertoken.com/en/
Whitepaper: https://www.dividertoken.com/images/divider-whitepaper.pdf
Archive: https://archive.is/6pKhm

Reason: Whitepaper plagiarized from various sources
Sources: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@mnemonic19/masternodes-in-cryptocurrency
https://medium.com/novamining/main-differences-between-pow-and-pos-cryptocurrency-mining-c4cc279d9739
https://icotop.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/3e9a6a_644b5ced991c47cd8ee29c6c5e81faa7.pdf
https://masternodeinvest.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/English_WP-41.pdf

Comparison below. Divider on left, sources on right.


   


 


 
19  Other / Meta / New farming ring, please nuke. on: March 16, 2019, 10:00:57 PM
After getting one spamming newbie nuked earlier, I've discovered the account is linked to bunch of other new accounts, all created in the last 2 days, all with the same naming scheme, all showing up in the same threads, all posting the same one line spam. They are all obviously part of the same farming ring, may well be a bot. Would be grateful for a mod/patroller to take a look and nuke them all.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2562352 - TheyNever
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2562395 - StrangeWelder
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2562432 - AccurateChampion
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2562511 - FunnyWillingness
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2562529 - SouthCharge
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2563370 - HumbleCattle
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2563388 - PaleProfessional
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2563422 - KindlyFan
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2563481 - HonestMycologist

Edit: All nuked. Many thanks.
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Winrar exploit - update now on: March 08, 2019, 07:44:45 PM
Saw this post on reddit earlier: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/ayoz1k/hey_everybody_patch_your_winrar_or_lose_coins/

Long story short, there is an exploit in Winrar which allows an attacker to deploy a .exe file to your startup folder whenever you extract an archive, thereby automatically executing it next time you restart. This is obviously a massive risk to anyone who holds coins in a desktop wallet. You should update Winrar immediately to the latest version from here: https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm. Alternatively delete Winrar altogether and use 7zip instead (but don't be fooled in to thinking that any piece of software is completely safe). Edit: As NeuroticFish points out below, 7zip also had a security vulnerability discovered last year, so if you are currently using that, you should update it too.

And if you aren't already, use a hardware wallet.
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