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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Bitcoin QT causing extremely high ping on: April 05, 2013, 12:15:06 PM
The past few days I was having major lag problems with my internet. Checking my ping, it was over 2000ms almost every test, for hours at a time. I didn't think about it being bitcoin causing this, as the cables in my house probably need replacing real soon and I have intermittent disconnection
issues once or twice a week.

I was getting ready to call Comcast when I tried to turn off bitcoin and see if this was the cause. After doing so my ping fell to a suitable 30 ms and stayed that way.

Why is bitcoin-qt causing so much lag? My internet isn't the BEST but it's average. Bitcoin-qt is not even usable this way.
2  Other / Meta / Errorer impersonating staff on: June 15, 2011, 02:57:04 PM
A member is sending PM's talking of rule violations and linking to images4u site (didn't click on it). Beware this user. This thread is to alert staff and to warn others.

Quote from: Errorer
Hello

Statements which should not be generally offensive, be excessively repeated or have bad formatting (spam), contain forbidden advertising or political or religious views, not be non-English when English is required, disclose personal data of others, or support any other rule violation.

Proof can be seen at:
http://images4u.EDITEDFORSAFETY

One more warning and your account might be banned.
3  Economy / Marketplace / TradeHill Discussion Thread on: June 09, 2011, 01:26:55 PM

www.tradehill.com

Please do NOT post referrals here. Put them in your signature if necessary. This is hopefully going to be focused on the discussion of the exchange and without the clutter.

So far so good on my end. I deposited some Dwolla and deposited some bitcoins last night to test out speed. My Dwolla showed up on Tradehill within a couple hours and the bitcoins roughly an hour and a half. With the referrals making the fees cheaper than Mt. Gox, and with there being more withdrawal options, Paypal being one of them, it seems fitting to be called a Mt. Gox competitor.

Personally I don't have any problems with Mt. Gox, and will continue to use their service as well, but I see tradehill being my second goto site for bitcoin trades.

Opinions? Experiences? Predictions?
4  Other / Meta / Paypal/Credit Card subforum? on: June 05, 2011, 08:58:26 PM
There are a lot of buyers that want to pay with paypal and there are even more members who want nothing to do with it. It ends up cluttering up a lot of pages and I can't tell who wants to trade for something without using paypal.

Maybe in the Marketplace, it would be nice to have a subforum for people who want to buy bitcoins with paypal or credit cards only. With the addition of the hide forum ability, it would be able to clear up a lot of that clutter and people who refuse to use paypal could hide the forum.

Just an idea. Maybe a "Risky Market" subforum for payments that allow chargebacks.
5  Other / Off-topic / (2) Free IPTorrents Invite on: May 30, 2011, 09:14:59 PM
I have two IPT invites if any of you bitcoin users would like them. Reputation speaks first here, so someone within the community will likely get the invite if they want it, however feel free to ask anyways if you're unknown or have a low post count and if no one else wants them, it's yours.

Just PM me and I will let you know.

If you don't plan on using it, DON'T ask for an invite. Since it's my invite it makes me accountable as well for any mistakes you make. This is no demonoid. Read the rules and watch your ratio, however IPT is by far one of the easiest private trackers to keep a good ratio.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Mt. Gox Peek - Google chrome extension on: May 25, 2011, 12:27:02 PM
I couldn't find a thread about this and I am not the creator, but is anyone using this new extension? It shows the price on the toolbar, while clicking on it will show you Buy/Sell orders, volume, Low/High and Last price, as well as a list of the last transactions. It's real time and is very quick at recording orders.

Great extension, and hats off to the creator. I've been waiting for something simple like this!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mplfonagphbambbggaghimbbhpjhapap?hl=en-US


7  Other / Off-topic / Dwolla's blog entry....is it just me? on: February 24, 2011, 07:53:31 PM
http://www.dwolla.org/blog/going-heads-down-until-the-march-2nd-event-this-one-is-going-to-be-big/

Have I been spending just too much time here, or does this blog post sound somehow related to bitcoins? Maybe they'll somehow allow bitcoins to be deposited and exchanged into USD? If so, I'm excited. Either way, I'd like to see what it's all about.
8  Other / Off-topic / Paypal freezes Bradley Mannings support organization on: February 24, 2011, 05:03:09 PM
http://www.bradleymanning.org/16185/paypal-cuts-service-to-alleged-wikileaks-whistle-blower-support-effort/

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/fro4a/paypal_freezes_the_account_of_wikileaks_informer/

There is a lot of comments on reddit about wanting paypal alternatives or how redditors could make their own currency somehow. Add some bitcoin comments to add some awareness and let them know that a fix to these problems is in the works.
9  Other / Off-topic / Private torrent invites? on: February 06, 2011, 09:31:28 PM
Anyone have any private torrent invites they would be willing to giveaway or sell for a little bit of bitcoins? I never had much of a problem with public trackers but it's only getting worse and ISP's are beginning to send out letters like clockwork.

I never really looked too hard for private invites, but then again I don't personally know many people that use them. PM me if you can help  Cool
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin Pearltree (Bookmarks and Directory) on: October 23, 2010, 05:09:51 PM
If you travel over to www.pearltrees.com/bitcoin, I've set up a web of bitcoin related links, directories, bookmarks, traders and everything else Bitcoin related. This is not limited whatsoever and is an ongoing process to put together everything from merchants using Bitcoin, to blogs that mention it. Bitcoin related twitter accounts and contacts. The goal is to find, arrange and put together a large array of different Bitcoin services and sites, all together in one place. By scrolling through the pearltree, you can see previews of the page, comments of specific sites, see how many others have it favorited, and can view Bitcoin bookmarks in a more visual manner, organized and grouped. By signing up with pearltrees you can also save any branch of the bitcoin pearltree and place it on your own for easy viewing and saving.

This isn't only limited to a directory, but more of a categorization of bitcoin related bookmarks. If the idea is well-received, I will work on putting together even more links.
11  Economy / Economics / Money Services Business and AML necessary for small amounts? on: October 18, 2010, 08:39:10 PM
According to IRS.gov, as long as you do not exchange more than $1,000 with the same person in the same day, you do not need to register as a Money Services Business

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Businesses that are considered MSBs for registration purposes are those that act in one or more of the following capacities: as an issuer, seller or redeemer of money orders or travelerís checks; as a provider of check cashing services, or as a currency dealer or exchanger, and conduct more than $1,000 in money services business activity with the same person (in one type of activity) on the same day. In addition, all businesses that provide money transfer services in any amount are considered MSBs and are required to register.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=158384,00.html

As far as I know, staying under this limit should also keep you free of any anti-money laundering registration.
It's unclear as to what is considered a money transfer service, though. My presumption is that a person looking to transfer money to another individual is what is considered a money transfer. As long as it is a single individual only looking to exchange or buy currency with another peer, it should not be considered this.

By these definitions, it should be legal for any single person within the United States to buy/sell/trade Bitcoins as they please as long as they do not sell more than $1000 to a certain individual in one day. Of course, any income would still need to be reported, but you should not require any business registration for peer to peer exchange. Trading markets and exchangers might have it much worse off considering they could be considered a money transfer service.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
12  Economy / Marketplace / US only option: Instant CIM, and Paypal without chargebacks on: October 11, 2010, 11:19:13 PM
Unfortunately this is not a solution for many of us, but for those in the US, Green Dot Moneypaks are worth looking into.

Basically, it's a debit card refill that's purchased with cash, but you can also use these moneypaks to fund Paypal accounts. To get one, all you have to do is go to your local store, pay with cash however much you'd like to fill, and then you receive a card with a code on the back, that can be used online.

I was thinking that this is an ideal way for US citizens to exchange money for Bitcoins, considering the fact that CIM is slow, can get lost, and Paypal has chargebacks that are beginning to create problems. This seems like a nice medium ground. Instead of Bob and Alice exchanging with Paypal, Bob sends Alice bitcoins and Alice sends Bob the moneypak code, preferrably through an escrow or trade service. Once the moneypak is used, Alice cannot use the funds on that card or get them back. If you have a greendot debit card (around $5 a month, but they can be found for free depending on how much you deposit a month), you can deposit moneypaks right onto the card and use it for ATM withdrawal, or as I said, deposit them right onto Paypal for instant funds without fear of chargeback.

For the buyer, this is nearly just as easy as sending cash in mail, and much faster considering they can hop online right when they get the code and send it to the merchant/trader. Most grocery/department stores will sell them.

The only downside I see to this is the fact that moneypaks cost $5 each, maximum $500 per card. For small trades/payments, the option really isn't of much value considering the price, but for anything over $100, the ability to instantly pay with cash and inability to create chargebacks adds a lot of value to an option like this, not to mention easy and simple ATM withdrawal if you get a Green Dot debit card of some sort.

https://www.moneypak.com/
https://www.moneypak.com/StoreLocator.aspx
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