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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Counterparty & Pepe the frog on: March 15, 2017, 12:05:12 AM
So I've recently begun studying counterparty, as the idea has me really interested.

It seems as if most of the activity on the XCP chain is surrounding a Pepe trading game. Like, most of the assets, most of the volume.

Being new to counterparty, is there anyone that can point me to non-Pepe assets?  Anything "actually working" on the counterparty system at this stage of the game?

Thanks for all newb info on this.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Segwit | Blocksize debate - please help me understand on: March 14, 2017, 10:35:35 PM
Hello,

1) Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. If someone could point me to where the main discussion is happening on this, I would be most appreciative. I searched the forum and found lots of Russian discussion.

2) Blocksize. In some ways this is really exciting - the world is using Bitcoin! Obviously, this thing now needs to scale - in some way. That could be off-chain clearing houses, an increase in block size, SegWit or Lightning network... so many ways it could happen, and a seemingly deadlocked debate on the path forward. I am seeking info to prep for a podcast on the subject. Yeah I know many people have done a podcast on the subject but I like to talk into my computer and I haven't done it in a while. So I have some questions. Any help is appreciated:

3) Where can I read information on the various popular Blocksize solutions? I am digging through bitcointalk looking but not finding much

4) I heard discussion on some of the solutions is banned here (is that true?). While that is a bit shocking, I would appreciate a PM if there is another place to view one or more of the banned solution discussions.

5) Can anyone explain to me why SegWit wasn't universally accepted as the solution when it was introduced?

6) If anyone can explain why the various different parties are fighting so vigorously, I would love that. I can't seem to find the core reasons why community is at each others' throats.

Thanks for all helps.
3  Economy / Gambling / SwC Poker Deals 1M+ Hands on: April 09, 2015, 12:38:46 PM
https://swcpoker.eu/swc-poker-deals-1m-hands/

1)  kind of happy it was stud
2)  there was no announced prize but I'm inclined to make one up
3)  this is how it went down:

Hand #1000000: Limit Seven Card Stud - 0.25/0.50
2015-04-08 23:34:46

Table 'Wave'

Seat 1: Zapmeister (24.07 in chips)

Seat 3: liam22 (24.76 in chips)

Total Chips on Table: 48.83

Dealt to Zapmeister: [Kc 6s Jh]

Dealt to liam22: [X X 5c]

liam22 brings in for 0.12

Zapmeister bets 0.25

liam22 calls 0.25

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to Zapmeister: [9s]

Dealt to liam22: [Kd]

liam22 checks

Zapmeister checks

*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to Zapmeister: [8c]

Dealt to liam22: [2c]

liam22 checks

Zapmeister bets 0.50

liam22 calls 0.50

*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to Zapmeister: [Qc]

Dealt to liam22: [Th]

liam22 checks

Zapmeister checks

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to Zapmeister: [Tc]

Dealt to liam22: [X]

liam22 checks

Zapmeister bets 0.50

liam22 folds

Zapmeister wins pot (1.58)

*** SUMMARY ***

Seat 1: Zapmeister (24.84) +0.77

Seat 3: liam22 (23.95) -0.81

Rake 0.04

Total Chips (Start / End) 48.83 / 48.83
4  Economy / Gambling / Post here if you don't understand some part of gambling and I'll answer on: April 06, 2015, 02:25:43 AM
Bryan Micon here, decade-long professional poker player.  Don't believe me?  hit the google.  I am also the SwC Poker guy. 

I see a lot of terrible gambling advice and general misunderstanding of gambling thrown around this forum.  I think there are many young humans in the bitcoin world an they could benefit from asking a guy like me some questions and getting some straight answers.

I'll hit some highlights before we begin:

1)  Martingale is a long-term losing strategy, assuming you don't have an infinite bankroll and the betting game has limits.
2)  If a game has a "negative expected value," there is no system that can beat it.  If someone tells you they have a Dice strategy, they don't.  If they did, they would run it themselves and certainly not share this information.
3)  Most gamblers will tell you they can beat sports betting.  >99% of them are lying.
4)  Most gamblers will tell you they can beat poker.  ~85% of them are lying.
5)  Blackjack, when playing with certain rules, keeping a proper count, and knowing what to do when the count is X, can be beaten.  It is really fucking hard and very few people can do it properly.  There is also massive variance.  Most players that tell you they can count and beat blackjack are lying, but it is possible.
6)  Craps is beatable, google "The Dominator" and watch his "Breaking Vegas" episode.  Very few, I mean likely <100 humans can beat craps.  Only a handful for big money.  it's possible, but again, if someone tells you they are beating craps, ask about their controlled throw and how many months they have practiced.  If they look at you funny, they are lying.  If they have a craps table in their garage, maybe they are not lying.  But still ask to see them throw.
7)  Roulette was once beat by a team strapping a small computer to one member, timing the wheel rotations, timing the ball spinning, and zero-ing on a quadrant during the short window of time that betting is open after the wheel and ball have started spinning.  There is also such a thing as a "corrupt wheel" in roulette that favors one number or a group of numbers.  It is hard to get statistically significant data off of 1 roulette wheel as a player, but again, it can be done.  However it's highly unlikely anyone telling you about their roulette strategy is a winning roulette player.  In fact, I've found most roulette players to be the most degen.
Cool Poker is of course beatable.  I've beaten it over a long set.  ~8/10 players lose.  ~1/10 players is break even, or close enough to break even on either side it rounds to 0.  ~1/10 players win over the long set.  Poker has gotten much harder since I started playing professionally in ~2005.  I would never suggest someone try to play poker professionally.  If you want to play a lot of poker and follow the tour, I'd suggest limiting it to no more than 5 years seriously.  And do so after you have become wealthy enough that your "pro" career won't affect your personal finances.  So often have I seen really smart kids get into poker and then do nothing but poker for such a long period of their lives.  Sure it's a lot of fun, but many of these stories don't end well.  The life of a small-winning poker player isn't very glamorous.  Only a select few are killing it to the point where it's a dream-job in terms of money and how much time you have for other interests.  Most of those beating poker for big money also have sponsorships or some other source of income.  I would never play poker as my main source of income ever again, and even when I was making very good money during the "golden years" of online poker, I still had businesses and websites and other income streams.  If someone is going to become a pro player, there is likely nothing I can do to stop that person.  If you are on the fence, don't do it.  Start a business, make something useful that other humans want or need.  So much brilliant brainpower banged up against each other over 2 cards down and 5 in the middle.  Seems like we should be trying to solve the energy crisis - you know - doing real shit, not just playing games.  That's most of my rant on poker. 

Ask me anything about gambling.
5  Economy / Gambling / Robot Pony Racing on: March 19, 2015, 02:30:08 AM
I give away game all the time.

This high-dea seems totally plausable for a bitcoin gambling game and would be a fun project:

1)  buy a few of these:  http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/brands/littlepeople/products/Little-People-Disney-Princess-Klip-Klop-Stable 
they clip-clop delightfully.  I have a 2 yr old girl FYI.

2) Line up 3 of them side by side, robotic starting arm with a little bit of variance so a different result is achieved often enough.  Hard core bettors will notice tenancies.  Make modifications to horses, color them hilariously or with advertisements, race them over and over again mixing up horses and tracks for max variance. Have a cool robotic arm reset the horses at the end of each race. 

3) Take bitcoin bets on this in many ways.

4)  Maybe we need like 7x tracks and get proper trifectas going.


the entire enclosure lives in the corner of your room and you just webcast robotic pony races which would be watched for many reasons.  Eventually make small applets for just a small window on your screen firing micro-btc-bets on ponies.  Also captures the brony-4chan-crossover crowd. maybe must be built for dogecoin. 

your welcome.
6  Economy / Gambling / SwCpoker.eu | No Banking, Only Bitcoin | Bitcoin Poker 2.0 LIVE NOW! on: February 20, 2015, 08:28:40 PM



[Original post 2/27/15]
RIP SealsWithClubs.eu

Rising from the ashes, like a brilliant degenerate phoenix, is SwCPoker.eu!




1)  Please cash out all balances from SealsWithClubs.eu
2)  Balances are fully available for withdraw, users have reported a consistant flow of cashouts.
3)  Seriously, please go now and withdraw your full SealsWithClubs balance if you haven't already.
4)  SwCPoker.eu IS LIVE
5)  @SwCPoker on twatter
6)  Please add an email to your account on SealsWithClubs.eu if you'd like your krill and don't currently have an email attached to your account.
7)  All krill will be honored at the same rakeback rates of SealsWithClubs on SwCPoker.  

Thanks very much for the outpouring of love and offers to work for me.  I am truly honored by the support.  Many humans have been assembled to reboot.  We didn't sleep much and worked really hard to bring it up.

Bitcoin Poker 2.0 is here.
7  Other / Meta / ponzi's overrunning /gambling still on: January 27, 2015, 01:48:37 AM
Hi,

I know the owners of this forum generally don't care and simply enjoy round after round of advertisement auction revenue, but a bunch of humans that do care are basically fighting for our forum over at marketplace/gambling.

We have tried everything to get an HYIP sub, or a marketplace/ponzi, marketplace/hyip, whatever but get them the fuck out of gambling please.

we really, really love our bitcoin gambling discussion.  I want it back, and I know others feel the same.
8  Economy / Investor-based games / Ponzi Control Idea: Keep bumping legit threads from your fav. sites! on: January 13, 2015, 07:58:23 PM
TYVM

must... kill.. this... bullshit
9  Other / Meta / Because Marketplace>Gambling has become free Ponzi advertising land... on: January 13, 2015, 01:39:22 AM
...The Ponzi's keep multiplying.

This bullshit needs to end, it's severely disrupting legitimate bitcoin gambling discussion.

IMO let's take to the mods in /meta en masse.
10  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-08-23] Newsweek Introducing...Bitcoin Poker on: August 23, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/introducingbitcoin-poker-266405
11  Economy / Goods / WTS 2011 Casascius 1 btc physical bitcoin (for a guy at the WSOP) on: June 19, 2014, 12:23:55 AM
So a guy that likely wants to remain anon came up to me today wanting to sell me this 2011 Casascius 1 btc physical bitcoin for exactly 1 bitcoin.  Because I'm a bitcoin baron and believe in this currency / community I wouldn't simply take the man for something worth much more than 1 bitcoin simply because he didn't know.  I'm just not that guy.  Wouldn't be able to sleep at night.

So I said I would help him out and act as escrow for someone that wanted to buy it for fair market value.  I can verify it looked like a real one (I have 3x 2011 similar ones) and the guy really looks like a poker player that wants some USD to play some WSOP.  That is one man's read.  I decided to help him as I believe him to be genuine.  here are the pix of his coin:

https://twitter.com/BryanMicon/status/479416431654608896
https://twitter.com/BryanMicon/status/479416652287598592
https://twitter.com/BryanMicon/status/479416973353156608

I can act as escrow if someone wanted to send me the btc if a price could be agreed upon, then I can mail you the coin certified / return reciept / fedex / UPS / DHL / whatever method you prefer and want to pay for.

Dream result is someone randomly in Las Vegas with cash and meets us both at the Rio to do the deal.  but if someone outside that small bubble wants to fire on that, I'll show him where the 2-way Robocoin bitcoin ATM is downtown and "teach a man to fish" so to speak.

glglglglggl

just start bidding / this guy wants cash ASAP.
12  Economy / Gambling / Buy a piece of Bryan Micon in the 2014 WSOP on: May 02, 2014, 06:27:16 PM
Public Sheet listing all pieces sold:  tiny.cc/2014MiconWsop




Twitter:  @BryanMicon

You may know me from:  SealsWithClubs, DonkDown, making an ass of myself on ESPN during the 2006 WSOP on the way to winning $100k+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-mBUA-uUDM

my WSOP cashes:  http://www.wsop.com/players/playerprofile.asp?playerID=19110

hendon mob, a more complete MTT DB:  http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=67931





It's that time of year again!  For the last few years I have sold a % of my summer WSOP package, and this year will be no different!  I usually sell most of the package to my poker friends that know my game well and are accustomed to taking pieces of other professional players, but I also welcome anyone in the bitcoin gambling community wants action to buy some Micon this year Smiley  

There is one consideration that may turn off many of you, and that is if I cash in any one event for more than $20k I will need to 1099 you for your portion of the win.  I know that sucks, but we are in the infancy of building a currency and payment network to destroy arbitrary rules.  It will likely take some time, and we are not there yet.  So the lol documents will have to be sent if I make a large score.  

Another consideration before buying a piece is that the WSOP is played in USD.  That means that you are essentially divesting some of your bitcoin to gamble it in USD for the entire month of June and even a little bit of May and July.  Simply please consider that if BTC goes to the moon during the summer you may be dissapointed in your investment.  Conversely if it tanks you have saved, but I think virtually this entire forum thinks it will trend higher over time.   I convert at current bitstamp price when you send coins, and upon cashing I will make bitcoin payment to you also at current bitstamp price, and I will make my best effort to do so within 48 hours of the event completion.

** NOTE:  Notice the drastic difference in my offerings vs. other HYIPs and random scams - I am an easily verified real human, an easily verified professional poker player, I've been the SealsWithClubs site pro since 2011 and I tell you the reasons why you may not want to invest.  To take another human's monies for a shared gamble or investment is something I take very seriously.  I strive to perfectly manage your expectations, laying out all possible future issues up from.  Always be wary of those that offer in vague terms & refuse to explain important functions claiming "secrets"

any questions / comments / please fire away.  Minimum 2%  >>> tiny.cc/2014MiconWsop <<<

If you want a piece hit me up micon@sealswithclubs.eu or PM here or find me in SwC chat / tourneys / cash
13  Other / Meta / What about a non-violent forum protest over the Ponzis? on: March 11, 2014, 08:53:42 AM
like we make 20x threads of

"PONZI'S ARE NOT GAMBLING.  MODS PLEASE MAKE A NEW SUB.  LEGITIMATE BITCOIN GAMBLING SITES ARE BEING HURT"

and bump the everyliving nuts out of them and make intelligent discussion over in /meta and try and get the mods to see we are pissed and these ponzi sites, with so many threads, are doing nothing less than ruining what was once a very tightly run and important forum for legitimate bitcoin gambling sites.  A shame all those eyeballs see nothing but Ponzi scams for the past few weeks.  Prolly turned off a bunch of gamblers.  Legit sites are the big losers in this.  -1 bitcoin image too.
14  Other / Meta / Ponzi world taking over gambling section on: February 17, 2014, 08:26:23 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=56.0

it's getting pretty bad.  we need a nurse.  

15  Economy / Gambling / should Ponzi's be in the gambling section? on: February 16, 2014, 01:25:04 AM
I think its pretty obvious they don't belong with legitimate gambling sites. 

Maybe a sub-category is proper. IMO something needs to be done.
16  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-02-05] Ars - New lawsuit against Bitcoin miner manufacturer alleges fraud on: February 06, 2014, 04:35:29 AM
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/new-lawsuit-against-bitcoin-miner-manufacturer-alleges-fraud-negligence/
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Micon's Dogecoin address. much begging. very worthless. I fucking love it! on: January 01, 2014, 06:00:19 AM
D6f9gWTLcLPyJWYWBjNjNEZ4Jm7pMThRXj

So i love dogecoin.  I have to run this game like I "hate" all alt-cryptos, and in reality I think they are all close-to-worthless, but I am totally inspired by dogecoin.  I love that lulz spawned a coin.  I love that the world is so crypto-crazy that the dog from 4chan has a market cap of 6M USD normalized.

Anyway, I think it's halarious what's going on in the alt-scene these days.  I check coinmarketcap on my podcast each week to lolz at it.  Cryptographic bullion.  lolz.

anyway, I am posting my dogecoin address: D6f9gWTLcLPyJWYWBjNjNEZ4Jm7pMThRXj  because I have heard ppl are basically giving it away to promote it.  I don't have enough balls to fire my 2x i7's at scrypt'ing a few up myself (lol at the block reward of random 1-1M) b/c those machines also have btc wallets on them (very stealy chance)

anywho, glglglglgl with the mad, unchecked experimentation that is the alt-cryptos.  I think it's great to fuckaround.  Hell, that's all I've done my entire life.

send me dogecoins.

D6f9gWTLcLPyJWYWBjNjNEZ4Jm7pMThRXj
18  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-12-20 MarketWatch - Bitcoin poker wins online after U.S. shuts cash sites on: December 21, 2013, 12:14:07 AM
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-poker-wins-online-after-us-shuts-cash-sites-2013-12-20
19  Economy / Service Discussion / odd Blockchain.info unconfirmed transaction "very small output" on: November 17, 2013, 08:46:50 AM
https://blockchain.info/tx/89b558e5190bdfe1ad98356624890750c8420d0192df1c43ec4885ef38bf725f?show_adv=true

Says a warning "very small output" & has no confs yet despite sending with a fee hours ago. 

anyone see this before?  it always says it's in the queue but never gets there after hours. 

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / very small output? on: November 17, 2013, 06:30:49 AM
https://blockchain.info/tx/89b558e5190bdfe1ad98356624890750c8420d0192df1c43ec4885ef38bf725f

Confirmation Warnings
This transaction has a very small output and is none standard

Anyone see this before?  Fee included
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