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1  Local / Philippines / Bitcointalk PH GC on: September 16, 2018, 04:46:54 PM
Bitcointalk Philippine GC

Ito po link sa GC https://m.me/join/AbYgXs18-xKtPwwb dahil hindi masyadong active ang pinoy sa telegram mas mabuti na lang sa messenger dahil pwede naman magamit kahit no load tayo we can still communicate each other. You can send me a pm if you have some questions. Ang sa atin lang naman ay ang magtulongan dito sa mundo ng Crypto.
2  Other / Off-topic / I'll rank up sooner! on: September 15, 2018, 04:24:42 PM
I already got 70 as of now and only need 30 merit to become a full member. It takes a very long time to rank up especially when you don't have a good quality posts. I have some posts here don't hesitate to see it. This is very helpful and informative.

 • Initial Coin Offering SCAMS
[GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
The Silk Road seized, and the downfall of Mt.Gox

1.
Initial Coin Offering SCAMS
HOW TO AVOID?

Let's define first what is Initial Coin Offering or ICO?  

ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.
My idea on ICO is CROWD FUNDING .

Now let's move on how can we avoid ICO SCAM

      Crowdfunding is shaping the future of finance. No longer does investment belong to the few and no longer does launching a project mean having to go through all the required conditions of Venture Capital investment. There are now multiple platforms where users can crowdfund their dreams and projects into reality.

Observe this things to avoid it.
  • Unrealistic goals
  • Buzzword salad
  • Whitepaper
  • No Code Repository
  • Team



Unrealistic goals
      
       If the project does have that potential, professional developers will never make such promises. They will let you know about the potential of their project and that’s it. No serious team will ever make a price prediction about their token or claim it can fix the world.

Buzzword salad

      “Our decentralized blockchain-based platform will disrupt the landscape of cryptocurrency investment while building a trustless network of pseudonymous users that leverage swarm intelligence technology to provide real world financial services in a tokenized ecosystem.”

       Some people may have a tendency to use buzzwords as a means to turn a boring text or announcement into something exciting. However, these will have a certain amount of information on it, even if you have to filter out some of the nonsense. Still, if a project needs to do this, then the project is likely to be as boring as watching paint dry.

Whitepaper
    
         Whitepapers usually explain how the platform works both on the high-level and specifically. This often includes charts, calculations, simulations, specifications and so forth. If your project claims that it is building some sort of decentralized service or token with new features and actually provides no explanation of how it works specifically, then just close the document and walk away.

No Code Repository

      This is what matters. Like someone said before “Code is law”. Even if the project announcement and whitepaper are complete trash, you can always count on Github or Sourceforge to put an end to all doubts. If the project provides no link to the code at all or if the project is nothing more than a clone with a few changed lines of code, then it’s not worth your time nor money.

Team

      This is very important. Who is behind the project? Is the team made up of well-known members of the cryptocurrency community? Are they known in other areas? Have they been involved in previous projects? If the answer is yes, then this may be an interesting opportunity. Just remember to check if the person is actually aware of the project as scammers may use famous names just to get people interested even though these are not part of the team.

SOURCE
2.
If you're looking to invest in Cryptocurrency, you could  be vulnerable to phising and Ponzi schemes.

So how can you avoid them?

1. Be skeptical of emails that mentions Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

Scammers have stolen millions by impersonating real Cryptocurrency issuers.
Look for spelling and grammar errors, and verify the email address before sending  any payments.


2. Watch out for fake websites.

Look for the "secure"  and "https" markers before a website's URL  in your browser.  If they are not there, the website  might be fraudulent. Also,  check for tiny dots under the letters in the url that could be mean the site is fake.


3. Don't trust unverified twitter accounts.

Even if they look like they belong to Cryptocurrencies  or their founders, they might be scammers in disguise and be wary of anyone on twitter who asks you to send them Cryptocurrency.

Like any investment, there is a risk involved in Cryptocurrency.
Even legitimate coin issuers can be hacked, so think twice before sending money to anyone.




AVOIDING FRAUDULENT

•  Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email.  
•  Do online searches. Type a company or product name into your favorite search engine with words like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.

•  Don’t believe your caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine.

•  Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. If you do, they will probably take the money and disappear.

•  Consider how you pay. Credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Vanilla. Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods.

•  Talk to someone. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you. Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert — or just tell a friend.

•  Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls.

•  Be skeptical about free trial offers. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize.

•  Don’t deposit a check and wire money back. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank.
Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at ftc.gov/scams. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.

 © https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud
⛔LIST OF SCAMS⛔
by Tomatocage
List known scam websites here (please leave out the http:// part so the forum doesn't parse them into clickable links).

SCAM 120bitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1068102.0
SCAM 999Dice.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=948965.0
SCAM arcusgoldsales.com | Not really Bitcoin related, but owned by V.Kodoff, known scammer
SCAM alldiscounts.club | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1084998.msg11576383#msg11576383
SCAM bitclub.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1152263.0
SCAM bitcoin-doubler.com |
SCAM Bitcoin-forums.net | Phishing site
SCAM bitcoin-income
SCAM bitcoin-mixer.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1179213.0
SCAM bitcoin-paypal.gr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1018770.0
SCAM bitcoin-power.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1042184.0
SCAM bitcoin-stocks.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=918877.0
SCAM bitcoinbev.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1051298.0
SCAM bitcoincloudservices.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1085613.0
SCAM bitcoinminerz.com | Operated by Maidak who is accused of scamming: Ex1, Ex2, Ex3 Pending
SCAM bitcoinmixer.info | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1052407.0
SCAM bitcointopp.com
SCAM bitcoinvanitygen.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=795023.0
SCAM bitgold.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1133534.0
SCAM bitin.co
SCAM bitlaunder.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=713699.0
SCAM bitmix.io |
SCAM bitpap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1139596.0
SCAM bitplastic.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=613797.0
SCAM bitsell.me | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1146814.0
SCAM bitxzone.com
SCAM blockminer.eu | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1182668.0
SCAM btc-bets.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1112097.0
SCAM btc-casino.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1092185.msg11660816#msg11660816
SCAM btc-e.io
SCAM btc-multiplier.fr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1100515.0
SCAM btcearnerz.tk | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1141296.0
SCAM btcflap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1037033.0
SCAM btcflex.com |
SCAM butterflylabs.com
SCAM cloudminr.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1113505.0
SCAM cloudthink.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1074144.0
SCAM coincollect.com
SCAM coindesk.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1157098.0
SCAM cryptoconomist.biz | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1149488.0
SCAM cryptodouble.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=905242.0
SCAM deltaexchanger.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1093064.0 Pending
SCAM earntomorrow.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1018509.0
SCAM easyconvert.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1093162.0
SCAM ebitinvest.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1049003.0
SCAM ecurrencyxchanga.com
SCAM electrum-wallet.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1098340.0
SCAM exchange-ecurrency.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1127321.0
SCAM fastminer.net | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1128274.msg11918483#msg11918483
SCAM geminiex.com
SCAM grmining.com
SCAM hashie.co
SCAM honestexchanger.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=798609.0
SCAM instaforexchange.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1177549.0
SCAM ltcgear.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=926086.0
SCAM mineprofit.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=928263.msg12447927#msg12447927
SCAM minethatcloud.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=926990.0
SCAM mining.ml | https://archive.is/kkFBp
SCAM moneypakforbitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=358663.0
SCAM moneypakforbitcoins.us
SCAM moneypaktobitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1152132.0
SCAM moneypaktobitcoins.us
SCAM onedice.me | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=809084.0
SCAM p2pwallet.cc | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=925838.msg11149742#msg11149742
SCAM payypalexchange.blogspot.com
SCAM paypalmycashtobitcoin.blogspot.com
SCAM PBMining.com
SCAM predictcoin.info
SCAM scrypt.cc | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1017301.0
SCAM sellbitcoin.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1096692.0
SCAM stablebit.biz | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1068114.0
SCAM strevos.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1066256.0
SCAM thebtcescrow.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1089012.msg11607745#msg11607745
SCAM tukarbitcoin.info | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1129524.0 | Shady "exchange" site with no SSL
SCAM up-btc.cf | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1165544.0
SCAM val1d.ru | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1128293.0
SCAM webuyyourbitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1120517.0
SCAM wm-center.es


3  Other / Beginners & Help / MOVED: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam? on: September 12, 2018, 01:05:25 PM
This topic has been moved to Meta.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3329803.0
4  Other / Meta / Post Count "leet" on: August 31, 2018, 09:03:38 AM
What does "leet" means?
Quote
Leet
(in England) a yearly or half-yearly court of record that the lords of certain manors held.
Is this the meaning of the leet here on the forum?
I saw a member with a leet word on the post count.

Visit the profile of Ararbermas
Quote
Posts:   leet
5  Other / Off-topic / YouTube Subscribers Help! on: August 24, 2018, 11:54:08 AM
Delete
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Initial Coin Offering SCAMS on: August 12, 2018, 02:28:50 PM
Initial Coin Offering SCAMS
HOW TO AVOID?

Let's define first what is Initial Coin Offering or ICO?  

ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.
My idea on ICO is CROWD FUNDING .

Now let's move on how can we avoid ICO SCAM

      Crowdfunding is shaping the future of finance. No longer does investment belong to the few and no longer does launching a project mean having to go through all the required conditions of Venture Capital investment. There are now multiple platforms where users can crowdfund their dreams and projects into reality.

Observe this things to avoid it.
  • Unrealistic goals
  • Buzzword salad
  • Whitepaper
  • No Code Repository
  • Team



Unrealistic goals
      
       If the project does have that potential, professional developers will never make such promises. They will let you know about the potential of their project and that’s it. No serious team will ever make a price prediction about their token or claim it can fix the world.

Buzzword salad

      “Our decentralized blockchain-based platform will disrupt the landscape of cryptocurrency investment while building a trustless network of pseudonymous users that leverage swarm intelligence technology to provide real world financial services in a tokenized ecosystem.”

       Some people may have a tendency to use buzzwords as a means to turn a boring text or announcement into something exciting. However, these will have a certain amount of information on it, even if you have to filter out some of the nonsense. Still, if a project needs to do this, then the project is likely to be as boring as watching paint dry.

Whitepaper
    
         Whitepapers usually explain how the platform works both on the high-level and specifically. This often includes charts, calculations, simulations, specifications and so forth. If your project claims that it is building some sort of decentralized service or token with new features and actually provides no explanation of how it works specifically, then just close the document and walk away.

No Code Repository

      This is what matters. Like someone said before “Code is law”. Even if the project announcement and whitepaper are complete trash, you can always count on Github or Sourceforge to put an end to all doubts. If the project provides no link to the code at all or if the project is nothing more than a clone with a few changed lines of code, then it’s not worth your time nor money.

Team

      This is very important. Who is behind the project? Is the team made up of well-known members of the cryptocurrency community? Are they known in other areas? Have they been involved in previous projects? If the answer is yes, then this may be an interesting opportunity. Just remember to check if the person is actually aware of the project as scammers may use famous names just to get people interested even though these are not part of the team.

SOURCE
7  Other / Meta / Author - Anonymous on: May 25, 2018, 02:14:10 PM
Why do I'm seeing post that the author is anonymous and it says it's only a quest?  
I have lot of questions about that.
 What is anonymous here on forum?
 Why do they can post even they're just a guest?
How did they come?
I'm just curious.

Link of the post: Add your interesting twitter feeds.
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Posting Tutorials on: April 19, 2018, 04:24:33 AM
SMF Bulletin Board Code
I make this topic for new members that can't understand for using Bulletin Board Code.

BOLD
Press the button
Code:
[b][/b]

Example: [b]BITCOIN[/b]
Preview:  BITCOIN
Italicized
Press the button
Code:
[i][/i]

Example: [i]BITCOIN[/i]
Preview: BITCOIN
Underline
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Code:
[u][/u]

Example: [u]BITCOIN[/u]
Preview: BITCOIN
Strikethrough
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Code:
[s][/s]

Example: [s]BITCOIN[/s]
Preview: BITCOIN
Glow
Press the button
Code:
[glow=red,2,300][/glow]

Example: [glow=blue,2,300]BITCOIN[/glow]
Preview:  BITCOIN
Preformatted Text
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Code:
[pre][/pre]

[pre]BITCOINTALK
FORUM [/pre]
Preview:
BITCOINTALK 
FORUM

Left Align
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Code:
[left][/left]

Example: [left]BITCOIN[/left]
Preview:
BITCOIN

Centered
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Code:
[center][/center]

Example: [center]BITCOIN [/center]
Preview:
BITCOIN

Right Align
Press the button http://i64.tinypic.com/2i7rb7b.gif
Code:
[right][/right]

Example: [right]BITCOIN[/right]
Preview:
BITCOIN

Horizontal Rule
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[hr]

Example: [hr][hr][hr]
Preview:


Font Size
Press the button  
Code:
[size=10pt][/size]

Example: [size=30pt]BITCOIN[/size]
Preview: BITCOIN
Font Face
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Code:
[font=Verdana][/font]

Example:[font=Verdana]BITCOIN[/font]
Preview: BITCOIN
Font Color
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Code:
[color=red][/color]

Example: [color=red]BITCOIN[/color]
Preview: BITCOIN
Insert Image
Press the button  
Code:
[img][/img]
[img][/img]
And to resize it simply insert width and height.
[img PUT THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT HERE][/img]
[img width=200 height=150] PUT THE DIRECT LINK OF THE IMAGE HERE[/img]


Example:[img width=200 height=150]http://i66.tinypic.com/10pvrjd.jpg[/img]
Preview:
Note : Only use direct link for the images.
Insert Hyperlink
Press the button
Code:
[url][/url]
Examples: [url]https://bitcointalk.org[/url]
With text: [url=https://bitcointalk.org]BITCOIN TALK FORUM [/url]
Previews:  https://bitcointalk.org
With text:  BITCOIN TALK FORUM
I hope newbies will understand it easier. You can Go to SMF Bulletin Board Code for more informations but somehow other codes are not working so far.
9  Economy / Currency exchange / Buying Btc with ORIG on: April 18, 2018, 03:01:23 PM
I'm  buying BITCOINS with  ORIG. 
I have 226, 000 of Orig and willing to sell it for bitcoins.
10  Other / Meta / [GUIDE]How to avoid scam? on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:27 AM
If you're looking to invest in Cryptocurrency, you could  be vulnerable to phising and Ponzi schemes.

So how can you avoid them?

1. Be skeptical of emails that mentions Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

Scammers have stolen millions by impersonating real Cryptocurrency issuers.
Look for spelling and grammar errors, and verify the email address before sending  any payments.


2. Watch out for fake websites.

Look for the "secure"  and "https" markers before a website's URL  in your browser.  If they are not there, the website  might be fraudulent. Also,  check for tiny dots under the letters in the url that could be mean the site is fake.


3. Don't trust unverified twitter accounts.

Even if they look like they belong to Cryptocurrencies  or their founders, they might be scammers in disguise and be wary of anyone on twitter who asks you to send them Cryptocurrency.

Like any investment, there is a risk involved in Cryptocurrency.
Even legitimate coin issuers can be hacked, so think twice before sending money to anyone.




AVOIDING FRAUDULENT

•  Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email.  
•  Do online searches. Type a company or product name into your favorite search engine with words like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.

•  Don’t believe your caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine.

•  Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. If you do, they will probably take the money and disappear.

•  Consider how you pay. Credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Vanilla. Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods.

•  Talk to someone. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you. Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert — or just tell a friend.

•  Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls.

•  Be skeptical about free trial offers. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize.

•  Don’t deposit a check and wire money back. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank.
Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at ftc.gov/scams. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.

 © https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud
⛔LIST OF SCAMS⛔
by Tomatocage
List known scam websites here (please leave out the http:// part so the forum doesn't parse them into clickable links).

SCAM 120bitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1068102.0
SCAM 999Dice.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=948965.0
SCAM arcusgoldsales.com | Not really Bitcoin related, but owned by V.Kodoff, known scammer
SCAM alldiscounts.club | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1084998.msg11576383#msg11576383
SCAM bitclub.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1152263.0
SCAM bitcoin-doubler.com |
SCAM Bitcoin-forums.net | Phishing site
SCAM bitcoin-income
SCAM bitcoin-mixer.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1179213.0
SCAM bitcoin-paypal.gr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1018770.0
SCAM bitcoin-power.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1042184.0
SCAM bitcoin-stocks.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=918877.0
SCAM bitcoinbev.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1051298.0
SCAM bitcoincloudservices.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1085613.0
SCAM bitcoinminerz.com | Operated by Maidak who is accused of scamming: Ex1, Ex2, Ex3 Pending
SCAM bitcoinmixer.info | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1052407.0
SCAM bitcointopp.com
SCAM bitcoinvanitygen.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=795023.0
SCAM bitgold.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1133534.0
SCAM bitin.co
SCAM bitlaunder.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=713699.0
SCAM bitmix.io |
SCAM bitpap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1139596.0
SCAM bitplastic.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=613797.0
SCAM bitsell.me | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1146814.0
SCAM bitxzone.com
SCAM blockminer.eu | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1182668.0
SCAM btc-bets.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1112097.0
SCAM btc-casino.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1092185.msg11660816#msg11660816
SCAM btc-e.io
SCAM btc-multiplier.fr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1100515.0
SCAM btcearnerz.tk | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1141296.0
SCAM btcflap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1037033.0
SCAM btcflex.com |
SCAM butterflylabs.com
SCAM cloudminr.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1113505.0
SCAM cloudthink.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1074144.0
SCAM coincollect.com
SCAM coindesk.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1157098.0
SCAM cryptoconomist.biz | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1149488.0
SCAM cryptodouble.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=905242.0
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11  Economy / Services / Daboy_Lyle Assistant Managing Service on: April 11, 2018, 12:36:07 PM
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Thanks to all reading this article.
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12  Economy / Services / [NEED WRITERS]We are hiring writers for our upcoming ico project. on: April 10, 2018, 08:57:24 AM
We are expanding to have more reviews, commentary and breakdowns of upcoming ICO's.

If you are an excellent writer who is good at being incredibly honest and can perform in depth analysis without any fluff.
You can find me at t.me/Daboy_Lyle or you can message me.
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13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Fall of Bitcoin (Reasons) on: April 09, 2018, 08:47:47 PM

First of all, no one knows for sure. But here are a few reasons at play:

SUPPLY : Miners currently receive a 12.5 BTC reward for every block that they mine, but Nakamoto’s protocol also requires that the mining reward is halved every 210,000 blocks, or approximately four years. The next miner halving will take place within two years, approximately in early June 2020 depending on hashrate, bringing the rewards down to 6.25 BTC per mined block.
DEMAND: While the number of transactions are trending upwards (see Bitcoin Number of Transactions excluding Popular Addresses, it seems that there is not as much new interest in investing into bitcoin at the moment. Interest has stabilized, but may not be outstripping demand. Google Trends - Web Search interest - Worldwide, 2004 - present.
RISK: In addition to the price risk from the fluctuating exchange rate, there is currently a very heated debate about the bitcoin 'software' with competing proposals on how to scale bitcoin in order to facilitate more transactions (BitcoinXT, BIP10x). Without going too much into detail, the discussion questions some of the core principles of bitcoin. (high-level overview: Brief thoughts on the Bitcoin block size debate.
Don't worry about the price because it is normal and eveeything about changes of price will be more uswful to traders and buyers.
Source: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-reason-for-the-falling-value-of-Bitcoin-Is-its-end-near-I-have-already-lost-some-money-by-holding-on-to-it-Please-advise

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
-REVELATION 21.8
Is this FUD you ask?  Yes it is.  It is the utmost of fear which is the fear of the Lord and the uncertainties and doubts of those that are damned and have their part in the lake of fire.
14  Other / Meta / [PROPOSAL]Stickied a topic all about merit on: April 07, 2018, 05:38:56 PM
I was wondering to the mods if they will stickied a topic  that's contain all about merit otherwise collect a different ideas  about merit and where do merit pours.  
This is means to minimize  the spammers and beggars of merit.
Having a stickied information will lesser the questions. The biggest  purpose of these is to make Meta Thread clean because when the time was merit started it makes the Meta Thread only for meta. It's  been 2 months ago after merit been released. This will make the forum better.
 MODERATORS  PLEASE ACT
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Help Making Signature on: April 05, 2018, 10:46:31 PM
Can anyone teach me what to do a signature.  I'm just a novice on creating signature but I have some example here. On my way to be a signature maker.I need your suggestions.

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16  Economy / Services / Bitcoin Quiz Merit Reward (Newbie to Sr. Member) on: April 04, 2018, 03:52:18 PM
Let's have some fun by answering some bitcoin stuffs.
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About 1,800 new bitcoins are mined each week. It can take 1.7 billion attempts to unlock a new bitcoin. The work must be proved before a bitcoin is added to the chain. Where are the bitcoin mines?Why?
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ANSWER:Bitcoin mines are at where the electricity is cheap, and it does worth mining, simple as that. The cheapest power is at:
India, $0,08/kWh
China, $0,09/kWh
But this is an average, it may vary even in the country. But usually you can hear about Chinese and Russian Bitcoin farms. From these two information sources, I'd say most of the bitcoin mines are in China. At least the half.
Also, if a mining farm obtains power not from the grid, but straight from the power plant, it means cheaper power, because of bypassing plenty of fees. These fees cointain: Acquisition/sales, Grid fee, Value-added tax, Concession fees, Electricity tax, and may be others. This way, you can mine anywhere in the world, where you can get cheap enough electricity this way. Some mining companies even do this, for example Envion.
So there is no exact way/location to answer this, but to say that it can be anywhere in the world where the electricity is cheap enough.
Winner:Bencus
2.
Bitcoin takes a lot of computer power to mine and to trade. It requires a lot of electricity to run those computers, which in turn generate enormous amounts of heat. Should the world be worried about pollution from the bitcoin mines?
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Well, what you are saying is not entirely true, even in Europe. Only on thermal and nuclear plants you can produce the exact amount of energy being demanded. And these are not the only types of electricity plants in the world.

There are  countries in Europe like Switzerland which they pump water from the base of the valley back to the top of the elevation, so they can sell this excess energy at peak hours of consume to another countries. If energy could be stored, that would not happen. Search about it on google you will find out.

Indeed  some are hydro plants are able to store energy, but not all of them. Not all hydro plant have a reservoir, actually some of the biggest of the world do not have. They are called [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run-of-the-river_hydroelectricity]Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity [/url].

The biggest one in Brazil (Itaipu), and one of the biggest in the world, is one of this kind of hydro plant.
These kind of hydro power plants just can´t store energy, and the amount of energy produced cannot be controlled.

Even if bitcoin is not be produced from excess energy, it can still be a sponsor of alternative energy sources. As cryptomining is profitable, people could buy solar panels (which can be shut down, but there is no reason to do so, and you cannot store solar energy) and use the excess energy produce to mine.

I think Antonopoulos sometimes speaks too much, but he is very knowledge about crypto and respected in crypto community. Maybe he made a few mistakes in that video, but he has a point. Just saying bitcoin is just bad for the environment is just false and hypocrisy.
Winner: bitmover
3.
Is Bitcoin vulnerable to quantum computing?
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I have read https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/09/quantum_computers_could_crack_bitcoin/ talking about this
kind of topic but in my opinion, yes vulnerable.
However, bitcoin can find a way to protect its transactions, free from any attack using quantum computers/computing as we are still finding its blockchain potential.
Ten more years are enough to find solutions from any attack.
Winner: theyoungmillionaire
4.
Will bitcoin platforms attract developers?  Why?
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1. Bencus (Question No. 1)
2. bitmover (Question No. 2)
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17  Other / Meta / Merit Moderators on: April 03, 2018, 06:34:10 AM
All merits abusers are not being reported because there are only some users that makes thread where to report those who abuse. In this case I suggest to have a Merit Moderator who will priorities or who will specifically works about merits.

Many users are being reported but they do not receive any punishments. I was wondering it because merit moderator will only priorities merit.

Indeed I also need your suggestions?
Edit: I got my answer with LoyceV,  hase0278, The Pharmacist, hilariousetc and digaran.


DEFAULT TRUST MEMBERS IS ENOUGH

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It is a nice suggestion but don't you think they will be punished soon enough for their actions? Default trust members are going around giving red trust to merit abusers and I think it is enough punishment for now. Nevertheless,. I think merit abusers deserve a permaban if ever they are caught abusing the merit system.  That way we also won't need merit moderators.
This isn't going to happen. Staff are already swamped and I think it should be left up to the community to police just like scams are. Merit abuse is probably just going to cause more hassle than it's worth and sadly farmers and "friends" are just trading it or swapping it between themselves and it's regular users who are left feeling the pinch whilst those with a lot of accounts and/or "friends" will just continue to bend the rules to their advantage.
I would gladly tag merit abusers, but as I've said before it appears Theymos doesn't want that, and I have to respect his stance.  Also, these cases of abuse are much less clear to me than account sales or even campaign cheating.  There definitely can be users who really like what one particular person has to say, and I might tag such a person unnecessarily.  I don't feel like dealing with the backlash of that, nor do I really want to neg someone and be totally wrong.

This all will take care of itself eventually; I have some faith that this'll be true.  We're only in month 2 of the merit system, so it's still young.  It wasn't designed to stamp out shitposters immediately--it's a gradual, long-term thing I think.  We'll see in a year or two.
This won't happen, as it could result in moderator abuse, just like (likely) scams aren't moderated.

Default trust members should not tag normal members for merit related cases, people were posting garbage and DT members tagged them, theymos made merit system and said that he had to speed up the process because he didn't want DT members tagging garbage posters. misusing merits is the same as posting garbage. majority of members will abuse this system because they don't really know what is happening, they only see that their accounts need merits to rank up and since they don't have anything to contribute, they would keep doing what they were doing.

After running out of merit supply, they have nothing else, even if somebody provides merits for them, it would be expensive, we have to find merit sellers after a few more months when only sources have sMerits to distribute. please don't tag people now. what if theymos disables merit requirement to rank up for a month or what would have happened if he'd introduced it one month late?

Let people do what they want with their sMerits, or tag them but don't act surprised if theymos removed you as DT1-2.


18  Other / Meta / INCREASE POLITENESS on: April 01, 2018, 03:21:45 PM
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19  Other / Archival / Delete. on: March 26, 2018, 01:50:25 AM
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20  Other / Meta / 10 Basic Information About Merit on: March 13, 2018, 02:29:48 PM
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