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1  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin charts on: November 23, 2013, 05:09:57 AM

Why is this site always a 502 bad gateway?? Does anyone know who operates this site so I can request a refund on the donation I sent them so many months ago?
2  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Add tags, comments, properties to .dat files on: October 18, 2013, 11:09:02 PM
I often do this to other types of files, ie. .doc , but it does not seem to be supported on .dat. I am interested in a way to add such details to wallet.dat files in order to organize amongst them. I think this would be very helpful in identifying a wallet.dat file by bitcoin balance or by its designation (cold storage, spending wallet) without having to actually run bitcoin. At least, much better than merely giving the wallet.dat's different file names.

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Dangers of securing bitcoin on windows? on: July 15, 2013, 11:18:04 AM
Many people here would say that it's safer to secure bitcoin on Linux. Are the Microsoft NSA revelations further proof in the affirmative? Is it possible for 3rd parties to surreptitiously access files on NSA-compliant windows systems?,2817,2421733,00.asp

4  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-05-06 Yahoo! France - Alternative Currencies: What interest? on: May 10, 2013, 07:57:19 AM

Good luck translating all, just stumbled upon this..
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Wallet.dat preventing Bitcoin qt from opening (0.7.0) on: March 29, 2013, 12:19:05 AM
So I spent today going through various extraneous wallets I had lying about, consolidating, securing, etc. All was going well, until *ta-da*, bitcoin qt suddenly gets hung up on its initial startup, when using one particular wallet, but is fine on all others.

The wallet doesn't have that much in it, and I have copies of it that *are* working, so no worries. But I am concerned that this happened at all --- I wouldn't want it to happen on a more significant wallet.

It's a 0.7.0 client, and I think I may have renamed wallet.dat in the appdata folder while bitcoin was in the process of closing, in order to switch to a different wallet.dat. Trying to connect via daemon yields a "cannot connect to server" error, while debug lists nothing but load attempts with really long (failed) load times (in ms). Any explanation or indication of the problem is greatly appreciated, any potential solutions too.

Thank you.
6  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-03-28 New Online Currency Soars in Value on: March 29, 2013, 12:00:40 AM

Bitcoin: Cyprus Sparks Scramble for Digital Dollars (<-- lmao)

The online alternative currency, previously little more than a curiosity in financial markets since its 2009 inception, has zoomed in trading value since the Cyprus banking crisis erupted two weeks ago.

TL;DR Amnesiac pop-news mega-site Yahoo reminds its largely asinine audience that in the strange and mysterious world of complex nerd stuff, there lies a few investment exceptions to dumping everything into treasury bonds (because Suze Orman said so, of course). Oh, and maybe gold too.

7  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-03-05 Namecheap - We now accept bitcoin on: March 05, 2013, 05:51:08 AM

We're delighted to inform you that we now accept the Bitcoin payment method, in addition to PayPal, Google CheckOut, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Bitcoin is a decentralized P2P currency that enables instant payments. Use Bitcoin to purchase domains, web hosting, SSL certificates, or WhoisGuard on Namecheap.
8  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-12-13 Hackernews - - 4chan accepts Bitcoin on: December 13, 2012, 12:36:21 PM
No news bulletin or anything on the site, but 4chan is pretty much the most popular anonymous-based forum in existence.

Oh, and I so called this 3 days ago.

9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Hackernews bitcoin article at #3 ! on: October 06, 2012, 06:25:08 PM

Already at #3 after less than an hour? C'mon guys, let's upvote the shit out of this. I think we could push this to #1. No email required for registration.
Plus, hackernews is generally filled with pretty bright people, relatively speaking.
10  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-10-06 Hacker News - Bitcoin's Value is Decentralization on: October 06, 2012, 06:10:51 PM
Front page, Hacker News:

Recently I've read a lot of claims that Bitcoins don't have intrinsic value. I've come to a different conclusion. Bitcoins have intrinsic value if they enable desirable interactions that are not possible without them. Bitcoin is a theoretical and practical breakthrough that makes it possible to decentralize services we couldn't previously decentralize.

Upvote, ya'll.
11  Bitcoin / Hardware / ASIC mining -- is my math right? on: October 02, 2012, 12:44:15 AM
First time miner here, looking to get some BFL ASIC's soon and doing some calculations on expected returns.


Assuming: 5 BF SC Singles: ~$6k for 300 Gh/s
Power consumption: 1W/Gh @ 300Gh = 300W
Electricity cost: $0.10/kW

AND assuming price remains same (worst case scenario, as I'm pretty bullish), block halving, and 10x difficulty (again, extreme scenario):

Total Hash Rate:300000 MH/s
Average time to find one block: 4.75 days
Average daily revenue (pre-halving): 10.53539662 BTC ($130.98)
Average daily revenue (post-halving): ~5.26 BTC ($65.50)
Average daily commissions/donations: 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00)
Average daily electricity cost: $0.65 (0.05212355 BTC)

Average daily profit pre-halving: 10.48327307 BTC ($130.33)
Average daily profit post-halving: ~5.21 BTC ($64.85)

Are those electricity costs really that low? I always hear miners complaining about electricity costs but really these seem pretty negligible.
12  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-09-16 - Bitinstant: World "On an Inferior Monetary System" on: September 16, 2012, 08:37:00 PM
links to:


Speaking about Bitcoin the duo [Erik Voorhees and Charlie Shrem] and explained to NACHA attendees of the power of virtual currency and its inevitability in the long run and how it is not disruptive in its literal meaning. Shrem and Voorhees went to the forum to convey two basic messages. First, how organizations can tap the strengths of Bitcoin and figure out ways to adopt this new technology? Second, the desire of BitInstant to be legally compliant. Relative anonymity is Bitcoin’s thing but, the duo went on to explain that there can be multiple layers of regulatory scaffolding on top of the Bitcoin system depending upon how regulators want it, only on a condition that they work with them.

"Regulatory scaffolding"? Not on my bitfork!
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / blank on: May 18, 2012, 07:52:13 AM
14  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-05-15 20k Bitcoin bounty to unmask th3j35t3r.. on: May 15, 2012, 03:33:10 AM
Has th3j35t3r been unmasked?

The Jester shuts down Twitter account, blog entries following alleged threats.

In the [Twitter] message exchange, Cubespherical said they would publish the hacker's real identity and resume after they had acquired a donation of 20,000 BitCoins for whistle-blower web site Wikileaks, an organisation that The Jester has attacked by denial of service (DoS) and disparaged in a series of tweets.

    “Jester's Real Life ID will be given up finally when this bitcoin address 15JDgkwFVXvuxCt66eUQ434ty3jrvwPfGe has 20K BTC (BitCoins).”  - Cubespherical's Twitter account.

About half of the donations would go to Wikileaks, while the remainder would help Cubespherical “hide”, they said.,has-th3j35t3r-been-unmasked.aspx
Found on HN:
15  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Cost of Four 5850's on: August 20, 2011, 08:30:34 AM

Why is the price for 4x5850 so much lower than four individual 5850's? $644 for the bundle versus $250x4=$1000? Are they often sold in packs of four or something?

I notice that the multi-card prices for the other GPU's are equivalent multiples of the corresponding single cards.

Thank you.
16  Economy / Trading Discussion / Dwolla to Mt. Gox vs. Dwolla to TradeHill on: June 11, 2011, 05:30:21 PM
On Tradehill it says that dwolla transfers to Tradehill (USD) are "instant". Does anyone have experience with this? Anything would be better than Mt. Gox right now which says it will take nearly a WEEK to take the dollars I sent it via Dwolla.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / If Bitcoin is made illegal... on: June 07, 2011, 06:02:52 PM will thrive regardless. Think about it. If it is made illegal, then sure, you won't be able to use Bitcoins to buy products from Amazon anytime soon, but the black market is HUGE. Think of all the drug lords who would benefit from anonymous (via Tor), instantaneous transactions, let alone the benefits of Silk Road. Many of you may not be interested in drug purchases, but we are all interested in the value of our bitcoins. The price of bitcoins will skyrocket once these major players get involved, and then it will only be a matter of time before non-black market products can be bought as well.

Once the lollerdollar collapses (and potentially other world currencies), I can see confidence in governments dropping significantly, opening the door for businesses dealing in consumer products, food, everyday items, etc., to start accepting bitcoins regardless of government laws.

I think we all know why Bitcoin has been hung up around $18-19 for as long as it has. It's the fear of governments making it illegal. Am I the only one who thinks that this is irrelevant?
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