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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / TINFOIL HAT TUESDAY: BTC-e is a honey pot? on: September 06, 2017, 02:48:29 AM
Just a thought, no proof. Pure speculation.

I, for one, don't believe BTC-e's official statement that Alexander Vinnick wasn't involved in the operations of BTC-e. I also see no reason this new site wouldn't be seized immediately after it's creation. I mean, I know NZ has been protecting Kim Dotcom for a long while... but this situation is a lil different. We're talking billions of dollars in ghost funds from all over the world, including USA. I know Uncle Sam wants his cut.

Those that have been around long enough know that "Aleksy & Alexander" were the only names we knew for the people behind BTC-e. Vinnick's BTCtalk user name is also well known and is known to work closely with the btc-e exchange.

Is there a particular reason I'm missing maybe in why a .nz url wouldn't be immediately seized? Are they some how safe from immediate seizure?

It's not like they worked out a deal with the US to reopen, if that was the case the original domain would be back for business, ya?

Just some fun speculation Smiley hope you are all are having a good evening/day.
2  Economy / Economics / Monkeys trading rocks on: August 06, 2017, 12:56:24 AM
What gives something value...? Some things are easy.

Land: we all need a place to live
Water: we need it to survive
Food: also needed to survive
Oil: we need it to run our rolling monkey-mobiles so we can get to the stores to buy the other things on the list above

But some things aren't as clear cut...

Gold: Sure we can argue it's used in technology, but it was valuable for 1000's of years. Why? It's rare, yes, but what are u going to do with it??? lol
Currency: It's a piece of paper with a stamp on it that says "hey, trust us, this is legal tender now and is now magically worth something because we say so"

Sure, we can't really go back to the barter system, currency makes trade much easier. Before, if you grew corn but the guy selling beans didn't need corn, you would have to trade for something else the guy with beans wanted. Currency helps streamline this transaction, it is a necessary evil, but why is it that us humans are so quick to assume something has value even when it clearly has no value? (other than to maybe warm your family Pablo Escobar style)

The top 1% supposedly owns 80% of the world's currency supply, in a currency that perpetually moves down in value.

Can we really replace it with a new "peoples currency" where the top 1% owns 69% of the world's currency supply, in a currency that perpetually rises in value? Aren't we, in a round about way, solving zero issues by creating the same problems we intended to fix in the first place?

What gives something the perception of value, and why should I trust that tomorrow it will still be perceived as valuable? It's all subjective, "the flavor of the week" if you will.

At the end of the day, I'm starting to feel like we are all just monkeys arbitrarily trading rocks with eachother.

(ancient stone currency)

(monkeys trading rocks)

3  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / How to split BTC/BCC with a Ledger Nano? on: August 02, 2017, 06:13:46 AM
So, I am quite confused and scared to do anything at the moment. When I open my ledger (which I have updated the firmware for) it has 4 different blockchains.

One "bitcoin" chain, i have my normal balance.

Then there is "Bitcoin cash chain", "Bitcoin UASF", and "Bitcoin Segwit2x". UASF & Segwit2x have zero balances.

I created a new wallet with new private keys on a second ledger, it is ready for me to send my coins to. My question is:

Do I send my coins from "Bitcoin chain" to my second wallet under "Bitcoin Segwit2x"? or UASF? After doing this, are my bitcoins effectively split onto the correct chain?

Also, Aren't UASF & Segwit the same thing? Why is there 2 for those, it freaks me out.

Lastly, after I remove my coins from my original wallet, I can then import my private key into BCC to get those coins correct?

Thank you for your time. I just need some clarification because I don't want to lose my coins.

ALso, last question: If I do nothing at all and wait a week, never transacting on either chain, will I still be able to claim my coins from both sides?
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / TINFOIL HAT TIME: Imagine if Craig Wright proved he was Satoshi after the fork on: July 31, 2017, 09:02:23 PM
Lol, super speculative, but I think it'd be an amazing way to turn the tables.

I definitely expect major Whale wars between the prices of the two coins. As most people know, it doesn't really matter about the technology behind it for most people. Price is perception, if one coin has a higher value than another, it is seen as the "better coin" to most noobs. I'd imagine the whales know this and plan to start a nice round of psyops on all of us minions.

Now for the Tinfoil Hat time, totally speculative, but would be hilarious if it happened:

Imagine if Craig Wright proved he was Satoshi after the fork. What a shit show that would be LOL, I can't think of a better way to make a kagillion dollars than to prove my fork is the true vision of Satoshi himself.

All I can recommend is buying Corn futures, popcorn will be in demand this week/month.

PS - I don't have any "loyalty" to either side, don't take this as support for either side. This is just pure pipe dreams from yours truely, haha.
5  Economy / Exchanges / Speculation: The gentlemen arrested for 4b money laundering scheme was BTC-e on: July 26, 2017, 09:27:11 PM
This isn't confirmed by any means, but it definitely seems plausible that all this shit goes down right as everyone else is getting busted for similar type of activities.

BTC-e went down yesterday... today there is this:

His name is also Alexander, which if I remember right was the name we always thought.


It sure seems like the Feds are cleaning house, 2 DNM busts, bitmixer went down under weird reasons, now BTC-e, the shadiest of all exchanges
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What steps do I need to take come Aug 1st to ensure the safety of my coins? on: July 22, 2017, 05:07:18 PM
I am mostly worried about the Ledger wallet. What will I need to do in the case of a chain split in order to protect my coins? How do I split my coins?

Thank you
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What happened to "the flippening"? on: July 15, 2017, 11:05:45 AM
Why is it that Ethereum and all other alts keep dropping as Bitcoin drops? Is it because big daddy bitcoin still runs the show while all the little shillings run around screaming flippening?

It was cute to watch you try though!  Grin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Jihan Wu's response to GMaxwell's ASICBOOST allegations on: April 07, 2017, 07:46:18 PM
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Made a HUGEEE investment in *insert coin name here* on: March 06, 2017, 09:12:38 PM
Is anyone else tired of seeing these threads? It's fairly obvious to me that a group of bad actors is currently creating noob accounts for the soul purpose of posting threads about how much Dash they've bought and how much profit they are going to make... first Darkcoin, then Ethereum, then Monero, then Dash, I'm sure i'm missing many more insignificant shit coins.

Threads like this add no value because not much "discussion" is actually going on in these threads, it's just a blatant "I wrote this not to hear your opinion, but to let you know/brag that I bought x amount of coins and have now made x amount of profit".

Why not make a rule where if you post about a coin you should at least have a reason for the threads existence in the first place... beyond trying to manipulate public opinion in one direction or the other.

This also would inevitably include the following:

RIP *insert coin name here* it's 100% over this time
Guys, *insert coin name here* is headed to the moon, it's official
Looks like the *insert coin name here* party is over.
It's official, today I sold all of my *insert coin name here* and have now bought *insert name here* Thanks *insert rando developers name*

etc etc etc

if you got a question ask it, but let's be less manipulative/dramatic about it :p Let's make it a lil harder for the bad actors to get everyone's attention eh?

Easy solution = make threads like this only allowed in the speculation section, because at the end of the day that's really all it is, someone supposedly speculating on the price rising.

The soul intention of posting threads like what is written above is to make others think they are about to "miss the boat" when in reality they missed the boat months ago...

That's all. Have a nice night ladies.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Monero, Dash, or Zcash? Let's argue about it. on: January 01, 2017, 05:30:51 AM
Lol, I know there won't be any friendly discussion on the matter.

Which coin has the strongest features? I've heard each one has it's strong and weak points. I am unsure which has the least amount of weak points combined with the largest amount of benefits.

Zcash seems enticing to me, but there's that trust thing involved. How sure are we that the process was followed and secure?

I can't help but feel like Zcash displaced Dash/Monero because of it's superior features, but in reality, I have no clue if it's ACTUALLY superior. What do you all think?

Thank you.

Ps: I won't be arguing with you about it, that's not what I meant. I just know you guys will argue about it Tongue

Edit: Also, do coins like ByteBalls deserve a spot on this list? Are Dag chains going to be a future competitor? (no clue if any other coins in this list or elsewhere have implemented them it's purely just a example of a coin using a dagchain, just wanted to clarify)
11  Other / Off-topic / Questions for the almighty developer gods from a nooby-in-need on: September 03, 2016, 06:17:24 AM
Hello Ladies and Gents,

 First off I would like to thank you for your time to just read this thread and consider answering. I figured the best place to ask this question would be the BTC forums, though I am unsure if this is the right sub-section. If it is incorrect, please forgive me and feel free to move this post to the correct spot. Thank you!

Here's my question:

I am going to put myself through some coding courses in order to learn how to do some basic coding. My goals with coding would have me able to code trading bots, arbitrage bots, simple/intermediate mobile apps, gaming bots, and possibly even some data mining.

I know that there is many different languages to choose from, I'd love to jump right in and learn C++ but I know that is a extremely hard and time consuming. From what I have been reading, It seems that there are a handful of coding languages that would fit my needs (and also be semi-easy for a beginner to learn).

It seems that Python, Ruby, and JavaScript (Node.JS) are the most common three.

Which language would be the quickest to learn and most suitable for creating trade bots that would interact with various exchanges. I would need the programs to be able to interact with both web interfaces and program interfaces.

Would this programming language work well with programs such as the gaming app "Steam"?

I realize that there probably isn't a "One size fits all" language, but which would get me the closest and what type of things would I not be able to do?

Again, Thank you for your time and knowledge. I appreciate the time you've taken to answer my questions. Have a great day ladies & gents,  keep up the amazing work!

Much appreciated

12  Other / Meta / Everyone keeps saying people are a "Paid Shill", is there any truth to this? on: August 07, 2016, 12:11:53 AM
I've yet to see anyone offer mass amounts of people the opportunity to do paid shilling for them. I'd imagine even if it was done in the privacy of private messaging or some other forum unknown to us, some where there has to be proof. You guys are good at digging, I'd imagine someone has something eh?

Im being completely honest and serious here. I'd love to see proof of this happening. Can anyone supply it?

13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Looking to buy a Steemit account with Btc on: July 21, 2016, 03:16:56 AM

As the title says, I am looking to purchase a Steemit account. I am not looking for any name in particular, I just want an account so I can get started since that new registrations are currently closed.

 I am also not looking to invest in a large amount of Steam Power, I just need an account. One of the new accounts with the starter amount of Steem Power would suffice perfectly.

Please state the amount of SP on account you have for sale as well as your current offer. The lowest priced account with the largest amount of SP.

I am offering payment in BTC, I will cover all charges for the used of a well known escrow.

Thanks! Smiley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Current Best Offer = 1 account with 0 posts, 0 Steem, and 5.188 SP for 0.015 BTC                                                                              
14  Economy / Micro Earnings / Bitcoin's Newest Ponzi Scheme! lol, its so obvious yet people there don't know on: January 21, 2016, 07:15:30 PM
Hey guys.

I normally don't post stuff like this, and I'm not sure where to post it, so forgive me. If it's wrong please feel free to move it.

Anyways, There is a post on the WarriorForums asking for investment from a 3rd party saying that he can make you 300% a month. When asked how hes going to do this, he said Altcoin mining, Altcoin trading, and forex trading. I know I don't need to say much else beyond that lmao, but the people there are ignorant to bitcoin and some people seem to actually want to fall for it. I've reported it many times to the WF and they don't seem to care..... yet!

In the thread, the guy refuses to discuss the huge holes in his story and anytime anyone  points out that you can turn 1k into 2 million in less than 7 months basically gets told "don't  be greedy, I will not make you millions, It's too much work for me now, maybe later". lol. It's complete BS. I've posted on the thread many times now pointing out the many holes in his story, it gets removed.... yet if you post "this is a scam" with no info it will remain,

I figured maybe I'd get some attention on this from people who aren't ignorant to bitcoin and hopefully put the logic down in his thread in a way he can't ignore.

lol in the very least, just come by for a laugh. This guy is dumb. "No risk of losing money". LOL. Please no one fall for this.

"pay me money to take your money for investment, it's a good deal I promise!!" lol.
15  Bitcoin / Hardware / Questions about Asic Miners + Need Advice please and thank you! on: December 11, 2013, 08:42:30 PM
Hello, How is everyone?

Thank you for taking a look at this thread, I have been basically been thinking to myself about buying a ASIC Miner. Everyone seems to say that Mining is dead and that you might not get your money back from your miner, because the difficulty goes up so fast. Now, I have been thinking about this since the FIRST asics came out, in which everyone jumped on board, paying crazy prices for miners early on. I can't help but notice that the BFL Jalepeno which is 5.5 GH/S when ordered back in the day even after the 2nd shipment, It would make roughly 50-100 dollars revenue / day. Even now, If you mine other SHA-256 coins, that Jalepeno will make you 10 dollars per day. (Is this correct?)  

When the Jalepeno came out it was 1,250 USD and you could of made your money back depending if you got it in the mail soon or not with in a month or 2, even today you make 10.00 / day meaning that this device is still profitable as long as you have it paid off. That is basically what I want out of any miner, Once I pay it off, I will be happy with 10 dollars a day, But id hope to at least make 50-100 / day for a while.

So, If I buy one of the Asic miners from AMT (Advanced Mining Tech) and get the Miner Protection Plan so it gaurentees that if the difficulty goes up so far with in a certain period of time they will upgrade your miner for free to make sure you make a return on your investment. Has anyone used AMT? Do they hold true to this?

Is there any new "ASIC" like technology coming out soon that will making ASICs a thing of the past? I know that they are currently working on a ASIC miner for Litecoin, Should I wait for this to come out and buy that?

If I buy one of these ASIC miners from AMT, From what I can tell I'd definitely make my money back, Is it safe to do this? Can I still make a lil profit with a decent ASIC mining rig?

How fast exactly does the difficulty go up? Is it really that hard to compete with?

Thanks, Any advice would be much appreciated it. Thank you for your time everyone and best of luck with the coins. Smiley

EDIT: I will be more inclined to mine Alts and trade up for BTC than to mine actual BTC - with that being said, How hard is competing with the difficulties now? Won't there always be opportunity in alts?

Im guessing LTC miners with GPU cards are pretty much Obsolete now so I won't even think about those, not with the LTC Asics on their way.
16  Economy / Service Discussion / Hello! What is the Safest BTC Exchange for Americans? on: November 16, 2013, 05:13:00 AM
Lately, I've heard alot of worry about Mt. Gox and not being able to withdraw fiat currency, and also hearing about another Chinese or Japanese exchange that went out of business and simply stole everyone's money when they left. So my question to you guys is: How Safe is BTC-e? What about Coinbase? Is Coinbase the safest in terms of USA regulation and knowing that your money will still exist tomorrow if Bitcoin were to some how become  illegalized or it crashes to nothing and everyone's out of business.

Whats the safest exchange and why? Is there any exchanges that are safe to keep large amounts of money in?
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