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1  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] Germany prepaid 15 credit: blauworld / eplus / base / ortel (0.15 BTC) on: May 14, 2013, 08:33:41 PM

I'm selling a 15 prepaid card (16-digit code) for the following mobile networks in Germany:

ortel mobile
ay yildiz
mtv mobile

It's sold on oybee, so you will get the code as soon as you purchase it. I accidentally bought this card, and then realized I was not on any of these networks. 0.15 BTC.
2  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [WTS] Ingress invite - 0.4 BTC - Instant sale through on: January 20, 2013, 10:31:49 PM
I have an Ingress invite available for sale on Oybee: ()

Send 0.4 BTC and get the code in one confirmation! The item above is signed with my #bitcoin-otc PGP key.
3  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] BFL 30GH/s Little Single SC Day 1 pre-order #1693 on: November 09, 2012, 07:03:53 AM
tl;dr: Selling pre-order #1693 for the 30GH/s BFL Little Single SC. Send me offers in PM. Offers accepted until 23:00 PST on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012.

I have possession of one of the very first pre-orders (paid in BTC): #1693 (see list of pre-order numbers here). This will pretty much be in one of the first shipments going out from BFL. Due to BFL changing shipment dates, I won't be around to receive the shipment, and will end up wasting the most lucrative first 2-3 weeks of mining.

This was initially an order for 4 Jalapenos, but was converted to a 30GH/s Little Single SC. It's expected to ship by the end of November. US priority shipping has already been paid for. Conversion to international shipping can be done for an extra $54 (in BTC) over the sale price.

I'm now putting this up for auction. I've already checked with BFL if the shipping address on the order could be changed and they were fine with it. Minimum bid is 70 BTC. Auction closes at 23:00 PST on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012. Please post bids publicly in this thread. Minimum bid increment: 0.1 BTC. I now accept bids in PM.

We can use a mutually agreeable escrow from this list. Once the funds are in escrow, I will email BFL with the request to modify the shipping address (with you and the escrow in cc). Escrow must be released when BFL confirms that the order modification is complete.

Here is a "screenshot proof" of my order. My OTC ratings can be found in my sig. Happy bidding!
4  Economy / Securities / [GLBSE] FOO.PPPPT - Perpetual Pure Pirate Pass-Through Bonds - 7% weekly on: May 22, 2012, 07:07:19 PM
UPDATE: FOO.PPPPT is now owned and managed by brendio: see this thread for details. Most of the information below is likely to be outdated.

Original post:

Since Pirate Pass-through bonds are the flavor of the month, I'm rolling out my own. Announcing FOO.PPPPT: the "Perpetual Pure Pirate Pass-Through" bond. Here is the asset on GLBSE:

Each bond represents 1 BTC invested in Bitcoin Savings & Trust.

tl;dr: Pirate bonds, weekly 7% coupon payments. No fees, no commissions, no frantic bidding every week, no insurance, just pure Pirate! This is as close as it gets to the real deal (maybe even better).

The story is simple: I currently have 500 BTC with Pirate/BTCST, earning 5.6% a week. I want to bump up my interest rate. Hence I am auctioning off the remaining space in my account through GLBSE. I will sell 1500 bonds at 1 BTC each on the 28th of May, 2012 at 11:00 EDT (GLBSE time).

A total of 2000 bonds will be issued, and I will keep 500 myself, to represent my portion of the investment. Our interest rate will always be the interest that would be received at BTCST by the total value of bonds issued. Currently this means that I will pay out 7% a week, even if all bonds do not sell during IPO. I will always publicly disclose the total number of issued bonds. The address at which BTCST pays our interest will also be disclosed. I reserve the right to sell the bonds I hold at any time, buy more bonds from the open market, or deposit more money with BTCST and issue myself bonds for the same.

I will do pre-IPO sales of minimum 100 bonds at 1 BTC each. At least 750 bonds will be reserved for sale during the IPO itself. All pre-IPO bonds have been reserved.


Pirate? BTCST? WTF are you talking about?

What's in it for you?

  • Increased interest rate with BTCST.
  • Increased liquidity for my BTCST investment: I (and all of you) can increase or decrease our level of BTCST investment as we wish by trading these bonds on the open market, while still maintaining the highest interest rate possible.

Aren't you losing money by doing this with no commissions?

A little bit. There's the IPO fee of 8 BTC, and the trade fee on 1500 bonds is 7.5 BTC. However, the potentially increased interest rates from BTCST means that I can recover this loss in 2 weeks, and then gain further out. This keeps the interest pass-through simple (and "pure") as opposed to taking a cut off the initial bond sale or interest payments like the other bond issuers. If you're paying any kind of fee to deposit coins with pirate, you should be demanding some insurance as well. Which leads me to...

Do you offer any insurance?

No. If BTCST defaults and runs away with our money, we lose everything. If pirate returns a portion of our coins, I will buy back the bonds for exactly the fraction of principal that is returned.

When do you pay interest / coupons?

Almost always the same day, never more than 24 hours after BTCST pays out. Currently, interest payments from BTCST are due every Monday at 13:00 EDT. Since the IPO is 2 hours before this date, you will lose 2 hours of interest for the first week, this gives me enough time to move the money into BTCST. You have to be holding the bond at the time of coupon payment, i.e. payments are not pro-rated.

How many more bonds will you issue?

I am currently only issuing enough bonds (1500) to get to the next interest rate tier. I do not intend to issue any further bonds, unless I feel there is significant demand, in which case any further bonds issued will be priced slightly higher. This one-time issuance keeps my overhead low, allowing me to pass through all the interest to you. Of course, if BTCST's interest rate tiers change, I will always strive to reach the top interest rate offered by issuing more bonds.

Will you buy back my bonds if I want out?

For the moment, no. Withdrawing money from the account would cause a drop in interest rates. If you PM me, I might be able to do it using my own BTC liquidity. However, this cannot be guaranteed, especially for large amounts. Buy this bond if you want to deposit some BTC and receive steady payments. Of course, the benefit of GLBSE is that you can put your bonds up for sale at any time, I'm sure people will grab them if the price is right.

Who are you, why should I trust you?

Good question. I have been in the Bitcoin community for a year now. Almost 20 of those 365 days have been spent on this forum (*gulp*). I also lurk on a bunch of bitcoin IRC channels. Come Friday, I will be verified with GLBSE. I will gladly disclose (and can prove) my real identity in PM (if you're planning to buy bonds pre-IPO). My real-world job involves doing research with tax-payer money, and publishing papers. In this field, reputation is everything and I wouldn't do anything to tarnish it.

Is pirateat40 ok with having millions of pass-through bond issuers?

I don't know about millions, but I have his personal blessing to issue this bond.

How old is your account with BTCST?

December 15, 2011.

All discussions, comments, and brickbats welcome. I will update the OP to clarify. Contract terms are coming up in the following post.
5  Economy / Goods / [WTS] Google/HTC Nexus One + 32GB MicroSD + Car Dock + Desktop Dock on: May 17, 2012, 09:27:23 PM
I'm putting up my trusty old Google Nexus one for sale/auction. It's listed on for a buy-it-now price of 40 BTC, or you can place a lower bid (bidding starts at 1 BTC!). Auction will end on 2012-05-24, 13:24 PDT.

More photographs...

Here's what's included in the box:

  • Google Nexus One smartphone (manufactured by HTC)
  • 32 GB class 10 MicroSD card
  • Car dock
  • Car charger
  • Desktop dock
  • Wall charger
  • Stock earbuds (unused)

Please read all the following details before bidding on this phone:

  • Used for 2+ years.
  • Works only on T-mobile 3G bands, will drop down to EDGE if used on AT&T!
  • More photographs.
  • Fully functional, but power button DOES NOT WORK! The Nexus One power button has been known to fail, but the phone is completely usable without it by using a ROM with trackball-wake (see below). The device can be turned on by the procedure described here.
  • There are few scuffs, nicks and scratches. See album for close-up pictures. Chrome ring around camera is slightly bent, but this doesn't affect camera picture quality.
  • Specs.
  • Comes with a 32 GB Class 10 MicroSD card (fast!), already partitioned for use with S2E, to expand the pitiable on-board app storage space.
  • Pre-flashed with the latest CyanogenMod 7.2 RC, Android version 2.3.7. This ROM includes trackball wake by default, which is needed to operate this phone due to power button failure. The phone is unlocked, rooted, yada yada.

Will ship in 1 business day after sale. Priority flat-rate shipping, with delivery confirmation, USA only (Around 2.2 BTC for shipping). I've sold on this forum before, have some OTC ratings, and will do escrow through
6  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-04-26 - NSFW: Reddit Women Are Getting Naked for Bitcoins on: April 26, 2012, 05:56:07 PM

Some quotes from the article.

"The future of sexuality is here, and boy it's predictably sad and weird: girls stripping for Bitcoin tips, a virtual currency that's not really worth anything. Start mining yer coins, boys! Welcome to GirlsGoneBitcoin."

"The concept is simple: girls (or guys, occasionally!) upload photos of themselves stripping down. Want to see more, big boy? Pony up. Their Bitcoin addresses are posted alongside, allowing you to donate internet funny money to get to the money shot."

"At least this gives Bitcoin enthusiasts something more to do with their reserves than buy guns and heroin."

Looks like Gizmodo is back to their Bitcoin bashing again.
7  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTB] 200 BTC with INR on: March 29, 2012, 09:16:49 PM
Does anyone have the ability to accept INR for BTC? I want to buy up to 200 BTC, using a bank transfer within India. TradeHill had an INR market, but they closed down, and bitcoin-central's INR operations are not functional any more.
8  Economy / Goods / [SOLD] 32GB MicroSD card - $25 shipped (payable in BTC) on: February 24, 2012, 06:33:41 AM
Edit: SOLD!

Hello folks,

I'm selling the pictured Transcend 32GB MicroSD card. Used for 7 months on my Nexus One, worked great, don't need it any more. $25 shipped in the US, payable in BTC only (@ mtgox last). Can ship first to trusted members, or use escrow if required.

9  Economy / Goods / [WTS] Indie art for BTC on: September 14, 2011, 07:32:16 PM
I'm selling this artwork made by a friend of mine, for BTC. All items are prices in USD, converted to BTC at the 24 hour weighted average price.

Posters (reprints, roughly 8.5" x 11") are available for USD $5, and small original canvases available for USD $10. Shipping (within US) is a flat rate of USD  $2, no matter how many items you order. International shipping also possible, ask if interested. I have one successful trade on this forum so far, so I'll willingly use escrow, or even ship first if you're a trusted forum member.


Black & White: 8.5" x 9.9"
Purples: 8.3" x 10.9"
Blue & Yellow: 8.4" x 10.8"
Greens: 6.8" x 8.7"

Small Original Canvases (dimensions visible on scale)


The artist also undertakes custom orders: choose a design, name the colours and size and it'll be done! PM if interested in this and I'll put you in touch with the artist directly.
10  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / New 5850s for 13.8 BTC ($92.40) on: September 06, 2011, 03:24:06 PM
Just noticed this:

At current mtgox prices, that's $92.40! Snag 'em before they're gone! You're very welcome!

(I hope Xenland is not taking a loss on this due to low bitcoin prices)
11  Other / Off-topic / [name change] neurochasm -> bitfoo on: August 27, 2011, 11:10:09 AM
Just making a public announcement that I have changed my username from neurochasm to bitfoo. The old one was, well, somewhat depressing. Thought I'd better change it while I'm still rather new in the bitcoin community. I'll keep a tag in my signature for a while.

Alright, move along folks, nothing more to see here!
12  Economy / Goods / [SOLD] *New* mining rig components: 2x5830, Biostar A870U3, PCPC Silencer 950W on: August 18, 2011, 09:29:29 AM
SOLD to wknight.

I'm selling all the components required for a startup mining rig - all items are *new* and sealed (except for 5830s, see notes below). I don't need these any more since I just signed up for a mining contract with Shades Minoco.

  • 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1GB: $100 each (Note: these are brand new, but the "seal/sticker" is not on it. They were sold to me as new by MelMan2002 in this thread: )
  • Biostar A870U3 motherboard - 2 PCIe x16 slots and 2 PCIe x1 slots, will support 4 GPUs in total - $60
  • 2x PCIe x16 to x16 and 2x PCIe x1 to x16 cable extenders from Cablesaurus - $50
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W Power Supply - 80 plus silver rated - $100 (note: UPC code has been cut out for rebate purposes)
  • AMD Sempron 140 - $35
  • OCZ 2GB DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) RAM - $10

Total - $455 (currently 41.7 BTC). Ground shipping is 1 BTC, US only. Not parting out at the moment. Bitcoin preferred (at current MtGox exchange rates). Paypal also acceptable, or cash for local pickup in Los Angeles. Since I don't have much rep here, I'll gladly do escrow on if you feel it's needed. Post here if you have any questions, and thanks for looking!

13  Economy / Trading Discussion / Arbitrage through (or similar services) on: August 06, 2011, 03:01:05 AM
1) Buy bitcoins from Mtgox @ $9.60
2) Buy Amazon gift cards using above bitcoins on @ $10.24
3)  Huh
4) Profit!!

Merchants accepting bitcoins at weighted average prices should theoretically prevent BTC value from dropping too much in a single day. Thoughts? Would you do this? It's definitely a no-brainer if you want to buy something from Amazon today.
14  Economy / Goods / [False Alarm, mislabeled product] Sapphire Radeon 5850 @ $83.99, 187 in stock on: July 31, 2011, 10:44:01 PM
EDIT: Ignore this, it's been discussed here:
It's a mislabeled product, probably a 6570.

I just found this link, and don't know what to make of it. Is legit?

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