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1  Economy / Digital goods / Selling 80k+ Likes Facebook Page on: August 08, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
Im selling my facebook page with 80k likes on it, its actually blank right now since I deleted all the posts to change it into another niche, its created around 2013. Feel free to leave your offer here and also we are using an escrow incase you dont want to go first
2  Economy / Invites & Accounts / Sold on: August 08, 2017, 10:35:38 AM
Sold
3  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [SELLING] HackForums account Aged Ub3r and L33T on: June 24, 2017, 06:38:45 AM
HF account, 2012 registered, Got Ub3r and L33t, 1000+ posts
Not giving the actual numbers for some reasons.
You'll get the account and original email.

Payment: Bitcoins only for $60

Local rule: Do not reply to this topic. Send me message if you have any questions
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Which GPU is the next best ? on: December 18, 2013, 09:41:49 PM

I have a local supplier with the following cards available now. I need to know which are the best bang for the buck. (Not just the fastest, but actually the best price per KhZ and stability). Thanks for your help.


Asus GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 PCIe 3.0 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Asus GeForce GTX 660 PCIe 3.0 Video Card
$199.98
   
   
Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7870 2GB RAM GHz Edition PCI-e GPU
Asus Radeon HD 7870 Video Card
$219.98
   



HIS H779F1GD Radeon HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
Radeon HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
$149.98
   
   
PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB RAM Graphics Card
$139.98
   
   
Asus Radeon HD 7770 PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
$114.98
   
   
PNY VCQ600-PB Quadro 600 1GB DDR3 PCIe x16 Low Profile Video Card
PNY NVIDIA Quadro 600 Graphics Card
$159.98
   
   
Asus Radeon HD 7790 PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Radeon HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
$129.98
   
HIS Radeon HD 7790 Turbo PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Radeon HD 7790 Turbo Graphics Card
$159.98
   
   
Asus HD7770-DCT-1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Asus AMD Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card
$149.98
   
   
Asus Radeon HD 7850 PCIe 3.0 x16 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
$189.98
   
   
PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card
PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 Video Card
$179.98
   
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
$198.97
   
   
VisionTek 900505 Radeon HD 7850 PCI-E 3.0 2GB GDDR5 Video Card
VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
$199.98
   
5  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / New rig, need input: 2x Radeon R9 270X, more to be added on: December 16, 2013, 08:25:10 PM
I have two R9 270x GPU's (looking for more, but everyone seems to be sold out!)
Paid $250 each.

I will be buying:

Motherboard:
?
Need recommendations.

Processor:
AMD FX -4130 3.8Ghz Processor FD4130FRGUBOX, Black Edition
$101.99.

PSU:
Not sure yet; but I will be going for a 1250 watter so I can support 3-4 cards total.

Os
I would like to use Linux, since I do not have extra copies of Windows 7 lying around. Can anyone recommend an easy to handle USB bootable version fit for mining and compatible with most mining softwares?

Case:
I reaaaaally want to get those cool looking stick aluminum build yourself cases that I keep seeing on here, but every place I go, no one knows about them.
I only have Best Buys and Fry's Electronics near me.
On here, the only supplier for them I can see is in Australia.


Also, I do not have access to a spare monitor to the new rig, only a laptop. Would I be able to plug a vga cable from the new rig to a laptop and control the rig that way?


Thanks for putting up with my noob questions Smiley

I will post pics of my rig here as soon as it is done.
6  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTS] BTC @ Mt Gox Price via cash deposit or bank wire on: November 27, 2013, 10:53:39 PM

Selling Bitcoins at the current Mt. Gox price.


Can accept cash deposit or bank wire at Wells Fargo bank.

Minimum order: 0.5 BTC
Maximum order: 10 BTC

also selling Litecoin.

Minimum order: 10 LTC
Maximum order: 200 LT



Available Monday through Saturday, 9 AM - 7 PM Pacific time.
Skype is the best way to get ahold of me, PM is OK too, but may take longer to respond if not online.

Skype: A.Williams70
7  Economy / Service Discussion / My BTC-E Account Hacked - *RESOLVED* on: November 26, 2013, 08:31:20 PM
I went to login to my email today and could not login.

I went to BTC-E fearing the worst and tried to login, and it keeps giving me the invalid login or password message. When I try to login to the support section it says invalid email or password.

All my info is correct. I created a support ticket and am waiting for a response.

I made a large deposit last week via bank wire that had not shown up as deposited yet and need this fixed ASAP!

Does anyone have a direct way to reach someone at BTCE? I already messaged  "btc-e.com" on this forum but no response yet.

EDIT: UPDATE


While the account is secure now, I cannot withdraw any coins or USD.... I've messaged support on Skype and through tickets for the last three days and have not had any response. I really need to be able to withdraw coins to be able to live up to trades and sells.

BTC-E please fix my account, thank you.

I will post updates here as they happen.


8  Economy / Service Discussion / Too many games! Coinbase jerked me around for the last time! on: November 21, 2013, 05:16:45 PM
I'm fed up!

Coinbase just cancelled an order I placed two days ago, on the 19th, at $530 .... I get an email TODAY that it was cancelled.

Geez, I wonder if it has anything to do with with the price hitting $700!

ARGH!  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

Honestly at this point I say everyone boycott Coinbase! I know I am not the only one they are screwing!


Their reasoning is that it was high risk, which is laughable. I am verified Level 1, would be Level 2 if they let even one transaction through!  Angry


To hell with them.


9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Winklevosses: Bitcoin worth at least 100 times more - CNBC on: November 20, 2013, 07:55:51 AM


Winklevosses: Bitcoin worth at least 100 times more
Published: Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
By: Matthew J. Belvedere   | Producer, CNBC's "Squawk Box"


 The Winklevoss twins are screaming bulls on bitcoin.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—big investors in the digital currency—said Tuesday that bitcoin should be worth at least 100 times more than it's valued today.

"The small bull case scenario is a $400 billion market cap. So the market cap is around $4 billion right now," Tyler Winklevoss said in an interview at the DealBook conference that aired on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

The twins, who famously battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, started buying bitcoin at $9. Their investment was worth $11 million in April at $120 per coin.

After a sharp drop, bitcoin has surged into record territory again, hitting $385 in early Tuesday trading on Mt. Gox—one of the many exchanges for the digital currency.

Cameron Winklevoss said he views their investment in bitcoin as a gold 2.0-play but also a bet on the technology: "The idea that payments are increasingly going to use a network like the bitcoin network to move money around the world."
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

The Winklevosses want to create a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), accessible to all investors. "We filed an amended S-1 in October. And we're just still going through the process," Cameron said.

He explained how bitcoin works: "Miners mint bitcoins every 10 minutes. It's basically a computer algorithm." He said the computers built to mine are so specific "you couldn't really do it as a hobbyist."

Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym, Tyler said. "We don't need to know him because it's based on ... trust in cryptography, not trust in individual."

As for what regulators in Washington think about bitcoin, Cameron said, "I think everyone recognizes the innovation and doesn't want to stifle it. They just want to make sure there's healthy regulations so it's used in a safe and productive manner."

Last month, bitcoin plunged after U.S. authorities shut down the Silk Road site, an accused online purveyor of drugs and other illegal services. Bitcoin had been hit by the perception that it was used primarily for transactions on Silk Road, and many had expected demand to dry up after the website was closed.

But Tyler Winklevoss said those concerns were never realized: "Prices are double what it was before Silk Road was shut down. So the demand to use bitcoin for illicit activity was clearly almost zero."

Mainstream merchants are slowly adopting bitcoin. Cameron pointed out that e-commerce platform Shopify announced it will accept bitcoin, and so has China portal Baidu.

The digital currency has even made steps into the physical realm, with ATM manufacturer Robocoin launching the first bitcoin ATM in a Vancouver coffee shop.

—By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_SquawkCNBC.



BTC


http://www.cnbc.com/id/101190181
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [PTS] Warning Sign Ahead! - Protoshares on: November 18, 2013, 07:15:38 PM
It seems many people are having an issue with the direction PTS is going.

http://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=433.0

This whole operation is very amateurish and there was no preparation. There is also a likelihood of malice by the project operators.

Firstly, all the clients are being released, unsigned, on a non-ssl server. A recipe for many people to lose their coins.

Secondly, the 2 hour notice hard-fork. Apart from that equating to a breach of contract, and essentially a dictatorial decision, it is ethically unsound since the initial miners all heavily benefit from this.

The market value has spiked because of this decision, and is classic pump and dump behavior. I lost out heavily because I purchased huge amounts of mining servers for this next month, based on a calculated risk/reward decision, and this change puts me in the red for good.

The claim that blocks were being mined too fast is no excuse. No modeling was done, and once the project started the only real option was to start over incase there was such a critical issue. Incase anybody missed the point, it's probably going to take a year if not more to mine what was mined in the first 5 days.

I can't believe people still fall for this stuff. It's like this entire ecosystem is about who can invent the next convincing scam. It's unfortunate because there are many good ideas here, but this is clearly not the team to execute.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Explain Protoshares to me like I am 5 years old on: November 16, 2013, 04:13:01 AM
Please explain Protoshares to me like you would to a 5 year old. Thank you.  Wink
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / $4.1m goes missing as Chinese bitcoin trading platform GBL vanishes on: November 13, 2013, 08:00:53 AM

$4.1m goes missing as Chinese bitcoin trading platform GBL vanishes

By Kadhim Shubber | Published on November 11, 2013 at 17:15 GMT | Companies, Exchanges, News

Bitcoin is surging in China, but the explosion in digital currency trading has been accompanied by possible fraud and theft.

GBL, a Chinese bitcoin trading platform that claimed to be based in Hong Kong, recently shut down – an event that might not be worthy of note had ¥25m ($4.1m) worth of users’ money not disappeared with it.

The company appears to have launched in May 2013, with its domain btc-glb.com registered on 9th May and a post later that month by Bitcoin Talk forum user zhaoxianpeng promoting the site.

Suspicions

Commenters were instantly suspicious, noting that the site’s server was based in Beijing despite the site’s claim to being based in Hong Kong.

They also pointed out that GBL hadn’t provided straightforward contact information on their site and that the platform used a patchwork of information lifted from other websites.

Those weren’t the only warning signs. According to WantChinaTimes.com, which quotes a report from Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly, GBL registered as a company with the Hong Kong authorities on 10th June but never received a license for financial services.

Despite these concerns, it seems GBL was able to attract 1,000 mainland investors, according to a report from Hong Kong-based newspaper The Standard.

The forum thread now has a large red warning notice from a moderator at the top that reads: “Be careful scam.”

By September, GBL began issuing stock to its users, and in early October it was capping the amount of money users could cash out. Those actions could have been to maximize the amount of money it held.

Without a trace

Soon after, on 26th October, GBL shut down and vanished without a trace.

The address listed on its website proved to be a fake – “the office listed on its website […] turned out to be a false address,” reports The Standard – and the Hong Kong police have now been involved.

Bitcoin’s history is littered with these kinds of stories, which appear to show behaviour that is not entirely above board.

This list gives some sense of the number of times bitcoiners have been persuaded to part with their money, only to find that, whether by malice or by incompetence, they couldn’t get it back.

The theft of over a million dollars worth of bitcoin from Australian wallet service Inputs.io is probably the most recent infamous case.

Inputs.io may have been a case of incompetence, with some questioning whether the service did enough to secure its users bitcoins.

Malice

With GBL, the evidence points towards malice but the warning signs were there. For 1,000 investors, though, the excitement of getting on the bitcoin gravy train seems to have suppressed their better judgement.

Just over a week ago, BTC China, the first trading platform to trade bitcoins for Chinese yuan, shot past Mt. Gox to momentarily become the world’s number one bitcoin exchange and, on the ground, businesses are beginning to awaken to the digital currency’s potential, with a bar in Beijing leading the field by becoming the first in China to accept bitcoin.

In the land of the “Great Firewall”, the success of bitcoin, the currency of the Internet, is obviously attracting a great deal of attention.

Like elsewhere, it seems it is also attracting sharks ready to take your money if you’re not careful. Watch out.



http://www.coindesk.com/4-1m-goes-missing-chinese-bitcoin-trading-platform-gbl-vanishes/


Additional info:


The company appears to have launched in May 2013, with its domain btc-glb.com registered on May 9, and a post later that month by Bitcoin Talk forum user zhaoxianpeng promoting the site.


http://bitcoinsinsider.com/4-1m-goes-missing-as-chinese-bitcoin-trading-platform-gbl-vanishes_b1640
13  Economy / Speculation / Any pro stock traders care to technically analyze Bitcoin price? on: November 13, 2013, 06:26:06 AM
Watching alot of Jim Kramer,Mad Money lately on CNBC and always like to hear the reassurance of the technical analyst. Smiley

Anyone one here versed in doing tech analysis of stocks? I would be interested to know what you think the trend is right now, and where you think the next buy in point is.

14  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin Crashes Nearly 25% - Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider on: November 11, 2013, 05:41:55 AM
Looks like our favorite Bitcoin writer has some more observations  Wink



Bitcoin Crashes Nearly 25%
Joe Weisenthal Nov. 10, 2013, 11:51 AM 9,760 25



Another crazy day in the land of Bitcoin.

Yesterday it was nearly $400.

Today it's down to about $300. Just a 25% crash in the course of a day.

Here's the one-year chart via ClarkMoody:



http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-crashes-nearly-25-2013-11
15  Other / Meta / Abuse of the trust system by Vod on: November 09, 2013, 08:24:32 PM
Made a new thread, branched from https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=311527.0


Sod, I mean, Vod has sunken to new lows:

Posted in his sent feedback:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=104135



just_me -6: -1 / +0(0)   2013-11-08   0.00000000  
Reference: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=320104.msg3516069#msg3516069
"User has mental health problems and has lost touch with reality. Do not do business with this person!"




The thread was started by just_me to discuss Christianity.

Predictably enough Vod starts thread crapping calling Christianity a cult and insulting every Christian posting in it.

Apparently, being a Christian and discussing it is enough for him to call someone mentally ill and taint their reputation.

Since Vod has no shame, I implore everyone to give Vod negative feedback for continuously harassing Christians on this forum, until he removes his false feedbacks.




This is after he accused me of identity theft with no proof, since I offered loans in the lending section which he likes to bully on, giving anyone he dislikes neg feedback. He continues to troll me, saying I am in a cult because of my Christian beliefs.

Vod is in the default trust list (surprise!) through BadBear and TamatoCage.

Is this the type of behavior that people who run the forum support?


Looking for a resolution to this. I have already tried to resolve this with Vod to no avail. He refuses to discuss, and resorts to name calling.
16  Economy / Scam Accusations / Negative feedback on: November 09, 2013, 07:11:06 PM
Sod, I mean, Vod has sunken to new lows:

Posted in his sent feedback:



just_me -6: -1 / +0(0)   2013-11-08   0.00000000   
Reference: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=320104.msg3516069#msg3516069
"User has mental health problems and has lost touch with reality. Do not do business with this person!"




The thread was started by just_me to discuss Christianity.

Predictably enough Vod starts thread crapping calling Christianity a cult and insulting every Christian posting in it.

Apparently, being a Christian and discussing it is enough for him to call someone mentally ill and taint their reputation.

Since Vod has no shame, I implore everyone to give Vod negative feedback for continuously harassing Christians on this forum, until he removes his false feedbacks.



17  Economy / Service Discussion / BTC China beats Mt. Gox and Bitstamp, now world’s No. 1 bitcoin exchange on: November 05, 2013, 11:12:51 PM
BTC China beats Mt. Gox and Bitstamp to become the world’s No. 1 bitcoin exchange
Emily Spaven (@emilyspaven) | Published on November 4, 2013 at 19:00 GMT




BTC China has become the world’s biggest digital currency exchange having handled a greater volume of bitcoins in the past week than Mt. Gox and Bitstamp.

More than 109,841 bitcoins have been exchanged on the site in the past seven days, compared with 93,372 on Bitstamp and 76,673 on Mt. Gox, according to data from Bitcoinity.org. In the past 24 hours alone, BTC China has processed 36,104 bitcoins, compared with Mt. Gox’s 24,913 and Bitstamp’s 23,214.

Bobby Lee, CEO of BTC China, said: “It’s an honor to see that BTC China has been propelled ahead to number one in the worldwide rankings. The real credit goes to the people in China, for having recognized the importance and value of bitcoin.”

He is not sure whether BTC China will be able to maintain its position at the top, asserting that “nothing is permanent”.

Lee highlighted that, months ago, he predicted October would be a big month for bitcoin in China. “The people here are really getting it, and it is being spread by both the general media and by word of mouth,” he said.

 
Acceptance

More and more people in China are investing in bitcoin, but the opportunities to actually spend it are still limited. CoinDesk reported earlier today that a bar in Beijing is now accepting digital currency, but it is one of the only establishments in the country to do so.

Lee believes bitcoin currently has value not because of the amount of merchants that accept it, but because of its unique characteristics as a scarce, open-source, decentralized and distributed digital asset that has no third party risk.

“Once people recognize these valuable attributes, then it will be natural for more people to demand it. Once demand goes up, people (and merchants) will be willing to accept it as a form of payment,” he added.

Lee thinks what is currently happening in China is just the beginning of a worldwide trend and that bitcoins will soon be accepted into society and people’s daily lives across the world. “Since China is the world’s most populous country, it’s reasonable to see that China is also one of the first countries to really embrace bitcoin.”

Price

Lee said the pick up in interest in China has caused the price of bitcoin to rise. He thinks prices will continue to go up in the coming years, as more and more people worldwide become aware of digital currency.

He said that at the current circulation value of CNY ¥16 billion ($2.6 billion), it is still a small fraction of what it should be for a truly global asset class.

There is plenty of room for the price to increase, however, Lee is certain there will continue to be price bubbles and mini-crashes in the coming months and years.

“It’s only human nature for there to be frenzy buying and panic selling. With this human nature, I expect bitcoin prices to continue to be volatile in the coming years, until it reaches a more stable worldwide price point, which I expect to be much higher than today,” he concluded.


http://www.coindesk.com/btc-china-beats-mt-gox-bitstamp-become-worlds-1-bitcoin-exchange/


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Comment:

Bring it on! Cheesy Cheesy
18  Bitcoin / Press / Five Reasons For Bitcoin's Most Recent Price Surge - Forbes on: October 29, 2013, 08:55:22 PM
Five Reasons For Bitcoin's Most Recent Price Surge
 Kashmir Hill, Forbes Staff
10/23/2013

The price of Bitcoin is climbing as fast as Sandra Bullock’s post-Gravity reputation. It’s up to $200 – $219 USD on major Bitcoin exchanges, hitting highs it hasn’t seen since the spring. What’s driving the price up? I spoke with a few experts and analysts in the field for their takes. Here are five possible reasons for the fall frenzy:

1. Bitcoin is so hot in China right now.

“Bitcoin interest has risen tremendously in China over the last few months,” says Jered Kenna, CEO of Bitcoin trading platform Tradehill. The largest Bitcoin exchange in China is seeing ten times its usual trading activity, says Fred Ehrsam of Coinbase.

That’s potentially due to search engine giant Baidu (a.k.a. China’s Google ) decided to accept payment in Bitcoin for its Cloudflare-like Jiasule service. That impact of that “is probably overblown,” says Ehrsam. The service has received just 31 payments so far to its public Bitcoin wallet, totaling less than one Bitcoin, but it’s certainly led to greater visibility of the coin.

2. Bitcoin survived Silk Road’s fall.

Buying illegal things online is one of the most talked about uses of the cryptocoin. And the biggest marketplace to get those illegal things was Silk Road. When the feds took it down and arrested the alleged founder, Ross Ulbricht, 29, the price of Bitcoin briefly dipped, but quickly recovered. This may have reassured Bitcoin investors. The fact that the currency recovered is a sign that buying drugs isn’t the only thing people like to do with their Bitcoins. (There’s also wine and cupcakes you can buy with BTC.) Those wary of buying a drug currency may like that it’s harder to buy drugs with Bitcoin now (though there is a competitor hoping to take Silk Road’s place).

“I think a lot of investors are less afraid to get involved now that Silk Road is down,” says Ehrsam.

3. Everyone’s talking about Bitcoin because of Silk Road’s fall.

Publicity breeds investment excitement. Techie types aren’t the only people who know what Bitcoin are. The virtual currency is getting explainers in USA Today and segments on PBS Newshour, so even your grandma knows what a Bitcoin is now.

4. Silk Road’s seizure just took a bunch of Bitcoins off the table.

When the FBI took down Silk Road, they seized over 26,000 Bitcoin. They think that alleged founder Ulbricht may be sitting on up to 600,000 more. While I think that is unlikely, it would mean that the FBI would have 5% of Bitcoin potentially in its possession (if it can manage to possess it all).

“There’s less Bitcoin in circulation because of the seizure,” says Ryan Straus, an attorney at Riddell Williams whose work includes Bitcoin. “We don’t know what’s driving the price given the lack of transparency around ownership. But if there really is an increase in demand, it could be a function of the supply.”

5. Bitcoin is being touted as the next Twitter/Facebook /LinkedIn investment possibility.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek recently reported on the excitement in the venture capital community around Bitcoin businesses. Second Market which previously made it possible for people to invest in companies like Facebook before they went public, has now launched a Bitcoin investment vehicle.

“The Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT)  allows investors to get in to Bitcoin through an investment vehicle as opposed to a direct investment,” says Kenna. “This simplifies the process of investing in Bitcoin by solving the challenges of buying, storing and safekeeping bitcoins.”

Hopefully, Bitcoin fares better than Facebook’s stock.

Disclosure: Author owns Bitcoin that remain from her week of living on them.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/10/23/five-possible-reasons-for-bitcoins-most-recent-surge/
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Norwegian man’s forgotten $27 Bitcoin investment now worth $886,000 on: October 29, 2013, 08:51:06 PM



By AFP
7:12PM GMT 29 Oct 2013

Norwegian cashes in Bitcoins he forgot about to buy Oslo apartment
Fluctuation in online currency Bitcoin allows Norwegian man to cash in four-year-old investment to buy apartment in Oslo


 A Norwegian man who purchased 150 kroner (£16) worth of Bitcoins and then forgot about it for four years was able to buy an apartment in Oslo thanks to the massive appreciation of the virtual currency.

Kristoffer Koch invested in a small sum in the recently created Bitcoins – a means of payment over the internet – in 2009.

Mr Koch, now 29 and working as an engineer, only remembered the investment in April when he read an article about the soaring value of Bitcoins.

His 5,000 Bitcoins were worth around £429,000.

After spending a full day trying to remember his password, he then cashed in 1.1 million kroner (£116,000) by selling part of his newly acquired fortune.

 After deducting 28 per cent in taxes, the money was enough for the down payment and restoration of a flat worth 2.6 million kroner in central Oslo, one of the world's most expensive cities.

"Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that they would have soared like this," Mr Koch said.

"It's bizarre, these psychological reflexes that make us attach a value to something that doesn't have any in itself."

Bitcoins can be exchanged for real money or used to purchase goods and services online. Users are attracted to them because transactions are anonymous and the Bitcoins are not controlled by any central bank or organisation. Its value can fluctuate wildly however.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/10413026/Norwegian-cashes-in-Bitcoins-he-forgot-about-to-buy-Oslo-apartment.html
20  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM ALERT] PM SOLICITATION OF FAKE FREE BUTTERBOT [VIRUS] on: September 19, 2013, 07:14:04 PM
SCAM ALERT

Received this personal message today from user hantinh.

This is obviously a virus. Heads up to Pablo.

SCAM ALERT


<START PM>
6 months subscription package only for 0.1 BTC
« Sent to: (Undisclosed recipients) on: Today at 06:18:29 PM »
   Reply with quoteQuote ReplyReply Remove this messageDelete
Hi,
Sorry for this PM. Actually I'm new in this community. I don't have enough money to buy bitcoin. Yesterday, I purchased Butter Bot (6 months subscription) from this site http://www.butter-bot.com/ and 2 BTC to make profit from trading business. I'm making only 0.2 BTC per day with this bot. I thought there are many people not investing their coins. So, I'm suggesting them to use this bot and make profit everyday.

You don't need to buy this bot I'm giving it to you only for 0.1 BTC.

I already uploaded it for everyone. Here is the link
https://sourceforge.net/projects/butterbot/files/ButterBot.rar/download


Please send 0.1 BTC here:
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