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1  Other / Meta / Easy way to check for copy pasting on the forum on: July 29, 2018, 04:44:47 PM
This is my first guide (if you can call it that), so be lenient with me:).

It was a pain in the * to constantly search for text, add "site:bitcointalk" to my queries and so, I tried to see if I can do this with a single click.

Surprisingly, it's easy as pie.  Smiley

    • I've downloaded this extension for chrome:
    It's called Context Menu Search, probably there are better ones but it does its job

    • Went to "Manage current options"

    • Modified the search querry for google:

    • Now, to the text phase on the most recent posts page (I don't use patrol because it's full of the bounty section posts).

    Believe it or not...The first guy at the top of the page was a copypaster:

    • Checking google:

    • Going to the page where the original was: (and double check to make sure it is really a copy paste

    It's not 100% reliable as Google does not index all and sometimes it shows some half matches first but since it's just a click away to uncover a rule breaker when you're suspicious of something it's pretty nice to have it around.
    Of course, it can be configured to search for the "exactly this phrase" on the entire web also, not just on
    2  Other / Meta / New rank idea: Bounty Member on: July 20, 2018, 10:04:40 PM
    New rank idea: Bounty Member

    I was reading marlboroza's topic "Theymos help us fight against scam ICO's" and I remembered a post by theymos:

    What do the people who operate these bounties think of the newbie invasion? Also, people should not be required to post in order to get paid; that's already against the rules.

    An idea I had in this vein was that upon registration you'd have to pick one of two paths:
     - "I want to discuss things"
         = Banned from all money-making/spam-hotbed sections until Jr Member
     - "I want to make money"
         = Banned from the more serious sections until Jr Member
         = You have to pass a quiz before posting which tries to inform you about basic forum rules, how not to get banned, maybe some basic English knowledge, etc. (Quizzes are pointless to stop dedicated spammers, since an answer key will quickly be compiled, but it may help in cases where clueless people are ending up here.)

    Not only newbies and Jr Members are causing problems, as time passes and merit flows to every corner of the forum there will be a lot of other ranks with pure spammers, not taking into account older accounts and hacked ones.

    So, my idea is to introduce a new rank: Bounty Member.

    A rank that you can get by simply checking an option in your profile, but once you do that you're locked as a Bounty Member for at least 14-30(?) days.

    Now what does this rank do, or actually what can't you do without being a bounty member:
    - Only bounty members can post in the bounty section (normal members can still start a topic, for obvious reason as campaign managers)

    But, once you've gone the path of a bounty hunter, expect a cruel fate:
    - once you try to enroll, you're going to get 3-5 questions, just like theymos suggested, you don't pass them, your bounty hunter application is thrown in the garbage bin and you can't apply for the next 30 days.
    - those questions will hunt you all the time as each activity period you're going to have to answer another set.
    - a large part of the forum will be closed for you, you're going to have to say goodbye to some areas and live in the wilderness of the altcoin section and local(?).
    - goodbye post bursting, you're going to have to wait like a predator for a 360-600(?, again open to debate) delay between your posts, no matter what your rank is.
    - there is no merit in bounty (self-explanatory)  Cool

    Others can be added or some subtracted, and of course, the whole idea can be trashed away  Grin
    3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / ByeBye clogged mempool, ByeBye huge tx fees on: February 08, 2018, 03:27:34 AM
    The situation right now (things might change by tomorrow, after all this is bitcoin Smiley )
    5065 unconfirmed transactions
    Mempool Transactions:   475
    On average 1000 tx on the mempool with fees over 5sat/b

    As for the fees:
    For a fee to be included in the next 6 blocks...~3.38 USD
    If you want to wait 480mins (8h) the fees are 20 cents.

    The fastest and cheapest transaction fee is currently 120 satoshis/byte, shown in green at the top.
    For the median transaction size of 226 bytes, this results in a fee of 27,120 satoshis.

    27k satoshi are at current price around 2.14$ (slight difference here)

    So good news for all the coffee lovers that were unable to buy a cup without spending 30$.
    And even better, no more "accelerator services" threads and scammers on this forum.
    4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / going nuts? 2GB Mempool size? on: January 04, 2018, 10:30:35 PM

    Summary   Status: Connected
    Total Fees   9,482.42272796 BTC
    Total Size   2040701.064 (KB)
    Transactions Per Second   156.82

    There are still ~ 175k tx counted , so that would make the average tx size over  11kb  ....

    Is this a new low fee spam attack that other mempool are dropping and only blockchain is still counting?
    Or a glitch...again?

    5  Economy / Gambling discussion / Where can I bet on horse races (UK and Ireland) ?? on: December 23, 2017, 01:33:28 PM
    Pretty much the title itself.
    Looking for a BTC betting website that allows you to bet on Uk and Irish racing.

    The only option was directbet but that's an old story by now.
    Please, no shady websites 1-2 months old!
    6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Xmas & New Year's Eve vs Mempool & tx fees on: December 21, 2017, 08:40:46 PM
    We all know it, the mempool is at around 250k transactions, fees are through the roof and....Xmas is coming.
    I know that not all the world is Christian but the part that matters is celebrating Christmas in a few days.

    The most interesting fact is that the two days of Christmas are on Monday and Tuesday which means a long weekend and the same happens with the New Year.
    Basically from 23 to 2 , out of 11 days, 4 are normal weekend, 4 are Holidays around the world and only 3 are normal working days.

    So in theory even bitcoin transactions should decrease by a lot.
    Of course bitcoiners are not what you call normal, but still we should see a drop.

    How big? Or is the spam going to supplement this?

    Btw, I just love this graph:

    7  Other / Meta / Account farming ?!? on: December 06, 2017, 03:56:35 PM
    I've run into a thread that had only newbies posting and when out of curiosity I checked their profiles they are all posting in the same threads in the same order.

    Since multiple accounts are allowed, is account farming banned?
    Should I start reporting them?

    I'll post the links with the usernames after I get a response.
    8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / WallStreetJournal - Nasdaq Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half 2018 on: November 29, 2017, 06:26:45 PM
    I know it's more like something for the press section title but it's too important not to get a thread:

    Nasdaq Inc. and broker Cantor Fitzgerald LP are looking to join the rush on Wall Street to trade bitcoin, which powered above $11,000 on Wednesday.
    Nasdaq aims to launch bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018, according to people familiar with the situation.
    Separately, Cantor said it is seeking to launch bitcoin derivatives on an exchange it owns, also in the first half of next year. The moves come after two major Chicago exchange operators announced similar plans for the digital currency.

    One of the people said Nasdaq is trying to differentiate itself from rivals CME Group Inc. and CBOE Global Markets Inc.—the two Chicago exchange groups that have announced plans to launch bitcoin futures—by designing a futures contract that better tracks the world-wide price of bitcoin. Nasdaq has briefed market participants on its plans, this person added.

    So, Nasdaq and futures and derivatives.

    The news will probably make BTC price go nuts, we are seeing close to 11k right now.
    Forget the Moon, we're hitting Mars now.

    But with all the hype I must say that whenever I hear the words futures and derivatives I get a very very bad feeling.

    9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / It's forking season !!! When it will end? List of Bitcoin Forks (Forkly Updated) on: November 27, 2017, 03:06:01 PM

    Let's start counting (I will update the list as they emmerge)

    At first we had
    Bitcoincash - (claiming to be the real bitcoin)

    Then there were the golden times:
    BitcoinGold - power to the poeple!!! or Make Bitcoin Decentralized Again.

    We failed with Segwit2X (although people bought futures for seg2x)

    Entering Diamond Age
    Bitcoin Diamond:  Based on Bitcoin protocol to improve the privacy & processing speed of transaction.  (lameeeeee)

    And of course , superman is coming, and he's smart also:
    Super Bitcoin  -  - Make Bitcoin Great Again  (plagiarism much?)

    Not forgetting the clashic
    BitcoinClashic - - Satoshi's True Vision

    Bitcoin Silver:

    Bitcoin Liza (no website no info , but trading on yobit futures)

    To be updated....

    And those are the Huuuuge differences between the first:

    10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Would you pay 500$ for a transaction? Some do!!! on: November 15, 2017, 01:21:14 PM
    Checking the blockchain I stumbled upon this:

    The fees were 552 and 551 $ to move 652/5,989 $.

    Apart from the usual culprits, fat fingers, stupid wallet with no possibility to set the fees, and assuming no alcohol involved
    Why in the name of god would you do this?
    11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What the hell is going on? on: July 26, 2017, 01:17:35 PM
    What the hell is going on?

    Btc-e is on maintenance
    Alphabay was taken down by the police
    Bitmixer is closing down (voluntarily)

    The same time:

    Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring

    Suspected AlphaBay founder dies in Bangkok jail after shutdown of online black market

    Is there any connection between those or just coincidence?

    12  Economy / Service Discussion / Bitmixer clone Bitmixor , scam? on: July 26, 2017, 12:57:24 PM
    As soon as bitmixer closed down a clone has appeared:
    Registered on the 23
    Creation Date: 2017-07-23T10:46:26Z
    Website Title     BITMIXER.IO | High Volume Bitcoin Mixer

    It has a paid ad with google:

    13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Project fear! Bitcoin vending machines to temporarily shutting down on: July 16, 2017, 06:50:48 PM
    So we have another "project fear" across the ocean this time

    Given that the situation is going to be very fluid and potentially risky, we at Shire BTC Vending and Shire Bitcoin are shutting down the Bitcoin Vending Machines in Manchester, Concord, and Keene temporarily on July 31st. We at Shire BTC Vending will be monitoring the situation and will post updates on the Shire BTC Vending website and NH Bitcoin forums. Shire Bitcoin, who operates the Concord BVM, will post updates to their site as well.

    So after one the major exchange is toying with the idea of freezing bitcoin transaction
    the little guys are also taking steps...

    Are there any more examples of business shutting down their bitcoin operations on July31st -Aug1st ?

    What do you think about people already pissing their pants fearing something that will never happen?
    14  Economy / Economics / Why market cap is irrelevant on: July 16, 2017, 03:03:36 PM
    Data from the last 24h:

    Total market cap of bitcoin and some unnamed shitcoins in last 24 hours
    72 billions > 64 billions
    24 hours trade volume 3 billions(including trading between shitcoins)

    Even assuming all the volume was from sold coins the market cap went down 3 times more.

    So everybody concern with the fall in market cap and billions evaporated please take a break and breath.
    There is no Armageddon happening, no whales running with billions, no Chinese mafioso withdrawing trillions from the market.

    There are 1 million coins with 100$ price.
    I sell 1000 coins and the market cap drops to 99$.
    I pulled out 100 000$ but the market cap dropped by 1 million.

    Marketcap is irrelevant.

    And this should scare the shit out of people who invested in coins based on their rank on coinmarketcap.

    15  Bitcoin / Mining / Statistics about past mining profitability on: April 05, 2017, 11:52:04 AM
    I've been away for some time from the forum and I need a bit of info for a material about bitcoin mining past and what might be in the future

    I'm calculating profitability only in terms of electricity bill/ profit in usd , I'm not taking into account roi or anything else, also not interested in the so called free electricity.

    So I need the data about the most efficient miners in the past two years.
    As I understand the s9 was released in June 2016 and the s7 in august 2015 (correct me if i'm wrong).
    Were those two the most efficient at any given time or do I have to take others into account?

    16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What is Bitcoin Innovations Ltd ? on: July 21, 2016, 10:40:26 AM
    In the recent kat takedown it has leaked that the owner of kickass had a substantial part in  Bitcoin Innovations Ltd.

    Are there any projects by this company?
    17  Economy / Marketplace / Looking for exchanger script on: February 01, 2014, 12:58:34 PM
    I've been searching for an exchanger script for a while..
    I've stumbled upon openex
    but it seems incomplete and with a few serious bugs

    Anyone knows about a better solution. And if not free , at what price ?
    It doesn't have to be anything fancy , just to support a few coins pairs.
    18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Looking for altcoin exchanger script on: February 01, 2014, 01:50:32 AM
    I've been searching for an exchanger script for a while..
    I've stumble upon openex
    but it seems incomplete and with a few serious bugs

    Anyone knows about a better solution. And if not free , at what price ?
    It doesn't have to be anything fancy , just to support a few coins pairs.
    19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How much space you use with alt blockchains? on: January 15, 2014, 11:33:58 PM
    With this invasion of alt coins and their growing blockchains I always wondered how many people are indeed running a full node for multiple coins.

    Is there somebody who has 5-10 different clients running the same time? How much space are your favorites using on your hdd? (or ssd).
    And most important , which ones?
    20  Economy / Speculation / Christmas trading on: December 19, 2013, 07:41:13 AM
    I wonder how things will unfold this Christmas.
    Sure , lots of people will stop doing trades , watching the prices on x-mas and during New Year , but a lot won't.

    How many traders will still be active these days? And will some manipulator try to take advantage of this?
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