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1  Economy / Goods / 20% Logitech Discount Codes on: April 29, 2012, 03:46:43 AM
I currently have two 20% discount code for products sold on the store. These will save you 20% off an *entire* order, I'm not sure what the market value would be for these but I thought I might offer these two for 2 BTC each to start.

I may be able to get more if there is any kind of demand for these.
2  Economy / Gambling / - Yet another bitcoin game. on: April 22, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
Hey all,

This past week I've been working on a Bitcoin game. The site is still beta, but should function somewhat normally. You'll have to forgive the design since I'm kind of a novice when it comes to web design, this is actually an off-the shelf template which I threw out all of the existing PHP code and built upon it.

Here's how the game works.

The game has 'rounds', each round has a jackpot (for example, 1 Bitcoin). There are then ten tickets. Once all of the tickets are purchased, the game randomly selects a winner and awards them the jackpot. Players can purchase more than one ticket to increase their odds (however, purchasing all of the tickets costs you more than the jackpot).

Right now, the game creates a new round when there are no active rounds.  I’ll eventually set it up to where you can view the past few rounds to see who won them, perhaps even a stats page for each user.

Players always have at least a 1 in 10 chance of winning the round. If people enjoy the game and use it, I intend to make much larger jackpots and different kinds of games.

The website is:

Technical stuff:

Registration just requires a username and an email. A randomly generated password is emailed to you for security reasons, I have not yet implemented the function to change your password, or to retrieve your password. So make sure to put your password in a safe place.

The payments are handled by Paysius, so if there are any known issues with this payment processor that I'm not aware of, please let me know. I'm quite impressed with how it works so I figured it'd be better for me to use that, rather than to re-invent the wheel.

A single unique Bitcoin address is generated on registration to handle payments for the user, I don’t see the point of regenerating new addresses for each user every login for this application, but if there is a reason to I’d love to hear it.

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / New Epic Fail Currency? 'Occcu' on: February 07, 2012, 05:13:28 PM
This seems to be a new currency for the 'occupy' movement. A currency that you can only have for thirty days.

The question one has to ask oneself, how do you save enough for a large purchase? Such as a house or a car? Nevermind the counterfeiting problem.

I find it humorous that someone actually spent the time to make such a system.

A new complementary currency, the Occcu, falls under the category of a “basic-income currency” which is like a form of social security paid to all individuals.  About the only thingOcccu has in common with Bitcoin is that they both can be traded person-to-person online.
A promotional flyer for the Occcu describes it as “a fair global currency”.  To prevent hoarding the Occcu imposes “demurrage” (negative interest).  You’ll want to spend your Occcus right away as anything you don’t spend loses its value — 25% of any unspent balance after thirty days goes back to the community chest.
The currency can be spent from a mobile through the web interface.  Paper checks are available but simply act as a receipt for the payment recipient to hold until the sender manually enters the information at a later time once connectivity is available.
The currency was introduced at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.
The name Occcu comes from OCCupy-CUrrency, a currency that would be desirable to (some/many in) the Occupy movement.  Users registered with the website receive a chunk of the currency during sign-up and will receive the basic-incoome allotment monthly.  The Occcu website lets registered users view and place ads for trade, make payments and P2P transfers.
It is not apparent yet how counterfeiting will be prevented as currently a single individual can create multiple identities and receive the full basic-income for each.
There have been calls from some individuals for Bitcoin to be forked or to be superceded with an alternate blockchain to introduce features such as demurrage.  Many Bitcoiners are attracted to Bitcoin specifically because its current economic properties.   The the software could technically accommodate these changes, buy-in would need to come from these individuals as they hold the power to refuse to switch to software the devalues the currency they hold.
However just as Bitcoin was the catalyst for the conversation on various aspects of money the Occcu will likely cause further conversation as well.

4  Bitcoin / Mining / To all of the deepbit whiners. on: June 08, 2011, 12:18:51 PM
Excuse me for being new here, but I've been watching all of the threads complaining about deepbit getting too much of the hashing power.

Isn't that a little blatant? If there were evil intentions, wouldn't it be better for Tycho to make 3-4 different pools, run them on different servers and under different names, posting as different names here (or hiring surrogates to post for him), and having them all appear to be independant, so that people think that they are seperate, when they're not?

Wouldn't that be a more effective attack? Would you guys even see that kind of attack coming?

Perhaps you should all be worried about any bunch of pools getting more than 50% of the hashing power as well.

Maybe everyone should mine solo, just to be safe.
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