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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / What's with the Siacoin wallet on Poloniex? on: May 26, 2017, 08:38:53 AM
Hey guys,

Does anyone know why you cannot deposit/withdraw Sia on Poloniex? It appears that the issue is at least few days old, but didn't found explanation (other that they have some unspecified problems with the wallet).

Thanks,
Spartak
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Bitcoin was just dumped down to $2360 on: May 25, 2017, 04:56:35 PM
Current average price is $2470 and market cap $85 Billion. Let's see what happens in the coming hours/days and how it's going to affect alts...


3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What if... on: May 25, 2017, 12:21:34 PM
Ethereum without question has a significant contribution for the current success of a lot of digital currencies (and, of course - current price of Bitcoin), but what if someone find another major flaw as they did with the DAO? Some of you may remember that about a week before DAO attack I've opened a thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1504662.0) and expressed some personal concerns. One of my statements was:

Technology is becoming more and more sophisticated. I'm kinda against that, because majority of the people are not "geeks". This could be a big problem for Bitcoin (and others), since it is cryptocurrencies against fiat money "thing" (i.e. people vs. banks). Making things more hard to understand will eventually interfere the adoption of the cryptocurrencies (at least in the way we see it now, because in the future, the banks can use the technology for themselves and the ordinary guy will be screwed... again). Maybe current technologies may find its use in 5-10-20 years (who knows...), but not now...  
 

I still think we're in a bubble (link to another thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1926969.0) and while I am very excited, I'm also extremely scared... Can you imagine what might happen with Bitcoin price and all these Ethereum based ICOs and crowdsales, which raised vast amount of money? Don't get me wrong - I will repeat that personally I don't care about BTC's price as long there is some stable growth. I am here for the long run (after at least next block reward halving) and I strongly believe that what we're seeing now is still nothing. Digital currencies are potential market for trillions of $ (or euro - whatever suits you). 

What do you guys think? 
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / We're in a bubble on: May 21, 2017, 10:21:36 AM
I think everyone with at least half a brain knows we are in a bubble. What's the reason of latest Bitcoin increase? 100s of thousands unconfirmed transactions? How about all these crowdsales and ICOs based on Ethereum? All these "exciting" projects? Why DGB is close to 900 satoshi? DOGE? My personal opinion is that the price of a coin (or whatever) should be justified with usage and I don't think that usage of digital currencies has increased THIS much. Don't get me wrong - I'm also excited with the latest BTC increase and everything, but I'm always thinking about the future and now I think it looks scary...
5  Economy / Scam Accusations / Yet another scam accusation against YoBit on: May 15, 2017, 06:04:31 AM
Last year I opened a scam accusation against YoBit because of ARCO (AquariusCoin (link to the scam accusation thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1693981.0)), painted them and some of their staff in red and they solved the issue (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1693981.msg17019449#msg17019449), but this time my patience is over. See my tickets to YoBit:



They needed about 7-8 months (time frame painted in red, but I opened the first ticket after some time) to update the wallet and now it's taking about 2 months (painted in black, but again the first ticket was opened after some time).

You may think of it like it's just another s*itcoin under maintenance, but there are financial losses to ARCO holders! Currently I am able to see about 22k coins in sell orders up to 3600 satoshi, but I suspect they are a lot more and that YoBit is probably staking the coin. Where is the financial loss here? Well, I am a major holder (though I have 0 coins on YoBit) and I have about 115k coins. I am able to stake about 10k coins/month, which at current prices (ARCO ~2500 satoshi & Bitcoin @ $1760) means ~0.25 BTC/month or $440. Let's assume that these 22k are 1/5 of my holdings. This means ~0.05/month, ~0.5 BTC for these ~10 months under maintenance or $880. Now imagine if they match my wallet? We're talking about close to $5,000 potential loss of the holders for doing nothing (other than to keep their wallets open 24/7). What if the price goes up (ARCO's current supply is only 1.2 million coins, there are real people behind it and there's much space to grow)? What if we mention these other 10s (or maybe 100s) of coins, which are under maintenance for months? I am almost certain that YoBit screwed people with 100s of thousands $!

Guys, please post link to threads of coins, which are under maintenance for too long and share since when they are under maintenance. I'm not removing my negative trust, until ALL of mentioned coins are not fixed and I kindly ask fellow trusted members (at least I'd like to think I am one...) to paint them in red as well! 

IF the issue with ARCO is not fixed within the next 10 days (until May 25), then I'll do even more than just opening a thread against you.

To all - my suggestion is to withdraw your coins (if possible) from the exchange, because (I repeat as I said in the previous thread) they will disappear...

YoBit (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=406594), fix your shit!

Cheers,
Spartak
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Litecoin is a billion blockchain again on: May 03, 2017, 06:27:23 PM
Suck on that!


7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Not a single thread about vTorrent... on: April 03, 2017, 04:46:06 PM
I wonder why? Maybe because the dev is just working and don't deals with most of you trolls, which are only looking for shiny graphics and fast profits. Smiley I'll just leave this here:

8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / HackerGold (HKG) has a SERIOUS bug on: January 08, 2017, 01:51:02 PM
"Ether.Campís HKG Token Has A Bug And Needs To Be Reissued
Ether.Campís Hacker Gold Token (HKG) was found to have a bug in it. The bug is serious enough that the contract will need to be rewritten, and the tokens reissued.

According to Ether.Campís white paper, their Hacker Gold token (HKG) isnít primarily a store of value, it acts more as a reputation marker. HKG tokens were issued during the incubation period of the Ether.Camp Hackathon competition and they allowed interested parties to buy other tokens of individual startups. However, it was just discovered that the HKG tokenís contract code happens to have a bug in it.

The bug was only recently discovered by Zack Coburn, a developer whose main projects are Etherboost, a decentralized trading hub, and FirstBlood, an Ethereum eSports rewards platform. After getting in contact with Ether.Campís CEO & Founder Roman Mandeleil, Coburn was asked to submit a vulnerability report on GitHub, which can be viewed here (https://github.com/ether-camp/virtual-accelerator/issues/8).

The bug was found in the transferFrom() function of the HKG token contract. Exploiting this vulnerability would allow a bad actor to reset an account balance. This bug is significant enough to warrant a reissuing of HKG tokens after a fix is made. The entire vulnerability was made possible because of a minuscule snippet of code that read ď=+Ē instead of ď+=.Ē Vitalik Buterin himself chimed in on a reddit discussion about the bug, writing:

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IMO this is a matter of language unintuitiveness; =+ should not be legal. I'll be checking Serpent and Viper for this. One way an FV checker could have prevented this though if it was standard for currencies to include an invariant that the total supply never changes.

In the vulnerability report, the recommended fix is to create a new HKG contract that corrects the bug, as well as restores all account balances to what they were before the bug reared its ugly head. Dapps that internally track the balances of HKG will need to be taken into account, while exchanges and token holders will also need to be notified about any new token contract. Because the flawed StandardToken code that initially created the HKG token was used to create all hack.ether.camp team tokens, those tokens are affected as well.

ETHNews reached out to Ether.Camp, but they declined to comment while work is underway to fix the flaw. We may expect to hear from them about this developing story in a few days.

Originally, Zeppelin had performed an audit of the HKG token code and found no severe security problems. This only serves to show how sneaky even the smallest bugs can be, even surviving a public code audit. Ultimately, this speaks to the importance of using proven code and performing rigorous tests when writing smart contracts.

The entire blockchain ecosystem suffers when situations like this reflect insecurities. Bugs are always going to plague computer code, but when found in such a fledgling field, they are scrutinized and can cause skepticism. To ensure the safety and reliability of any code written, itís important to follow industry standard best practices. When Ethereum encounters a bug, investors may get nervous, but as developers continue learning from their mistakes and othersí, the system as a whole becomes stronger and more resilient, leading to a more secure Ethernet ecosystem in the end.

Source: https://www.ethnews.com/ethercamps-hkg-token-has-a-bug-and-needs-to-be-reissued
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Looking for partnerships with as many altcoin teams as we can on: January 04, 2017, 03:57:51 PM
Altcoins are not dead! I'll admit that I'm gloating, but some of you can imagine how hard is to develop something (especially with such name....). See what happens now:



Yesterday I've said that FAILCommunity is going to surpass Coindesk and Cointelegraph in Facebook page likes. Below you can see what happened in 28 days:



Reaching out to over 27 million people in a month doesn't mean they will all use a given cryptocurrency, but its surely a solid user base. I urge all of you who are involved in good old projects to unite and Make Altcoins Great Again! Let's discuss something like a "Altcoins Alliance"!
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Jingle bells on: December 24, 2016, 02:42:18 PM
Jingle bells, LEOcoin fails, ZCash runs away. Ethereum lose, Swiscoin's shit, Bitcoin (& Litecoin) all the way.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Tell me (again) that ETH is not manipulated by the whales on: December 21, 2016, 06:03:35 PM
Need I say more?

12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The hacker/s who hacked Bo Shen gained access to Ethereum forums on: December 19, 2016, 09:04:17 PM
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On December 16, we were made aware that someone had recently gained unauthorized access to a database from forum.ethereum.org. We immediately launched a thorough investigation to determine the origin, nature, and scope of this incident. Here is what we know:

The information that was recently accessed is a database backup from April 2016 and contained information about 16.5k forum users.
The leaked information includes
Messages, both public and private
IP-addresses
Username and email addresses
Profile information
Hashed passwords
~13k bcrypt hashes (salted)
~1.5k WordPress-hashes (salted)
~2k accounts without passwords (used federated login)
The attacker self-disclosed that they are the same person/persons who recently hacked Bo Shen.
The attacker used social engineering to gain access to a mobile phone number that allowed them to gain access to other accounts, one of which had access to an old database backup from the forum.
We are taking the following steps:

Forum users whose information may have been compromised by the leak will be receiving an email with additional information.
We have closed the unauthorized access points involved in the leak.
We are enforcing stricter security guidelines internally such as removing the recovery phone numbers from accounts and using encryption for sensitive data.
Adding the leaked emails to https://haveibeenpwned.com to help notify affected users
Resetting all forum passwords
If you were affected by the attack we recommend you do the following:

Ensure that your passwords are not reused between services. If you have reused your forum.ethereum.org password elsewhere, change it in those places.
Additionally, we recommend this excellent blog post by Kraken that provides useful information about how to protect against these types of attacks.

We deeply regret that this incident occurred and are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners to address the incident.

Questions can be directed to security@ethereum.org.

Source: https://blog.ethereum.org/2016/12/19/security-alert-12192016-ethereum-org-forums-database-compromised/
13  Economy / Scam Accusations / Let's paint them in red! on: December 18, 2016, 03:16:58 PM
... and start with this one (Cryptotraider16, a LEOcoin shill): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=697211. People in their right mind already know this is a scam, but let there be blood on all of these accounts who are promoting such schemes! Here's only one of the examples: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1718048.msg17206197#msg17206197.

Post accounts who a promoting s*itcoins such as LEOcoin and people here can decide for themselves if they want to paint them in red.
14  Other / Meta / I think this would help (and bring back) a lot of bitcointalk users on: December 18, 2016, 12:42:33 PM
Accounts using signatures, which are promoting obvious scams such as OneCoin, LEOcoin, Swiscoin & other bs digital currencies of the kind should be immediately banned. Same goes to newbie accounts, which act like their shills. Example:



I strongly believe that this forum should not act like a censor in any way, but this is getting ridiculous. Not to mention that a lot of people are dragged into these schemes and are losing money. People here should help each other in order to create a better ecosystem in digital currencies. Such MLM (or whatever) scams are not helping!

Cheers,
Spartak
15  Other / Meta / Can the mods search for BTC addresses, which are in member's profile? on: December 13, 2016, 10:22:26 AM
I mean addresses, which were never posted here on the forum, but they are in someone's profile?
16  Economy / Scam Accusations / Scams possibly worth 100/1000s of BTC. on: December 13, 2016, 09:42:36 AM
Heya,

A young boy contacted me via Twitter (and later Facebook), but everything was pretty confusing at first. After we talked for about 30 mins, I have understand that someone stole some BTC from him (probably via phishing, will specify the amount if anyone trusted engage in this). I hadn't much time lately, but this morning (its 11:43 am here now) I started to dig and I believe that I found connections between addresses funded with 100s of BTC, which often "communicated" with each other. Still not 99% sure, but I believe that they don't belong to exchanges or pools and that is why I think I'm on to something, which may lead to scams worth a lot of money. I am very determined to help the boy and if someone wants to engage and help as well, please find me on freenode IRC (same nickname). I have already connected 2 (allegedly) real names connected to these scams, but I need to dig for some more details in order to contact them. Otherwise, FBI will be involved in the case.
17  Other / Meta / Probably a dumb question, but... on: December 08, 2016, 09:05:12 AM
I've noticed that since quite some time I don't see negative/positive trust ratings. Here's an example:



There are multiple scam accusations against this user and I also gave him a negative rating, but you can see that the numbers are very different. Picture numbered 1 is how I'm "seeing" him, but in picture numbered 2 he looks completely different (the screen is from another post a user made). I'm only seeing negative rating if I was the one who gave it. Same goes for positive ratings. On the picture numbered 3 is how I "see myself". Smiley Any idea why's that?
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Augur team member hacked and 100,000 REP were stolen? on: December 06, 2016, 10:47:29 AM
Just saw this:



Has anyone seen the conversation?
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Let's hard fork the world, or just use the good 'old' Bitcoin? on: December 06, 2016, 08:10:01 AM
I mean, come on! Digital currencies are meant to be the Internet money, but they're still extremely young. Everything else, which tries to offer something different is failing. Not to mention that 99,99% of them are manipulated on the exchanges. What currently happens with Ethereum is completely normal (market reaction). Not sure about Augur, Factom and Decred, since I am 100% distancing myself from them. Same goes to Waves and LISK. AMP has been already discussed (I saw someone mentioned they team got into fight?). STEEM is going up at the moment, but the main concept of it is to make some people rich (and this already happened), so I really don't care what happens with it either. There are even 10s of completely dead coins (well, with somehow working blockchain, so not 100% dead, but they serve no purpose), which are traded more often than coins with active development.

I would be happy to see new coins using the old tech (FUCK this scaling issue, ok? SW and LN should bring much improvements, and we're not talking only about 1-2 coins/currencies), but focused on a certain market niches. Someone may say that you have Bitcoin, but BTC is 'boring'. 
20  Economy / Scam Accusations / YoBit exchange are scammers and its just a matter of time to disappear (solved) on: November 26, 2016, 08:28:54 AM
PLEASE READ: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1693981.msg17019449#msg17019449

Hello,

Making official scam accusations is not my thing, although in the past few months I've opened maybe 2-3 threads in that section. But they are nothing compared to what I've seen in the past 3 years, since I'm member of this forum, and some of you may know that I am (at least trying to be) a helpful guy. I believe that people (not just here, but in real life) must try to do their best to help others, because we all live in a perverted world full of hypocrites, who will always jump on you when they feel they have some advantage. People are sheep in general and I'm always getting frustrated when they're exploited because of it. No matter in which country you live and what you do! Digital currencies are something which we should all support, because what Satoshi did is revolutionary, and it gives us hope for a better future of the humanity. This is why I believe that every person, group, exchange etc., deserves their chance to make something in that field (as long they're honest and transparent). This is why I've been cautious, when I see something wrong, because everybody makes mistakes. Call me stupid dreamer, naive or whatever - I really don't care.

Now lets fast forward to YoBit.

What did made me literally angry are their actions towards a coin called AquariusCoin(ARCO) (ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1694341.0). I know what many of you might think about the coin itself, but that doesn't concerns me. What concerns me is that the guy launched Aquarius is honest and transparent and he doesn't deserve such attitude. I consider him as a friend, though we still haven't meet in person and I'll admit that I hold a significant % of the supply, but I swear to God that this is not the reason for creating this thread. This is just the drop that overflowed the cup.

So what happened?

The coin is under maintenance for the past 7-8 months and ARCO is not listed on other exchanges. Forget about the speculations for a second and think of ARCO as a PoS coin:

- People don't have the chance to withdraw their coins and stake.
- To deposit them and put sell orders.
- Why should they buy the coin (I repeat - forget about speculations) if they can't withdraw it?
- ARCO is with ~931k coins supply and there are few single sell orders with 10s of thousands coins. Imagine if their owner/s wants to withdraw them in order to stake? Many of you know how much coins you are able to stake with a "fat" wallet in a PoS 2.0 coin. That's a pure 'financial' loss.

I was aware that ARCO was under maintenance in the past and decided to try to help, so these are my tickets to YoBit:





Notice the timespan between my tickets. Its not like I was bothering them every day, right? Now lets see my first ticket:





They needed 10 days to give that BS reply and ARCO, of course, was still under maintenance. You can even send YoBit's support BTC to THANK THEM! Lets go to my second ticket, shall we?





They needed 54 days to give me... oh, wait... isn't this the same reply?! I genuinely believe that this matveevka guy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=315884) has a txt document with prepared replies and he just copy/paste them. So the discussion has continued, but this time they were faster in their replies. There you go (it reads from bottom to top):





Basically it's not their fault, right? Devs are not sending updates (while I can bet my 2 balls that ARCO's dev has been trying to reach them 105 times).... Lets go to my last ticket (there is one more, but its not worth sharing it as it contains same bs):





Almost 4,5 months since my first ticket - same copy/pasta answer.


I must also tell you that I tried to reach them on Twitter as well, but they never responded. I have a personal Twitter account (see below), which I haven't used for quite some time, but I think about 2 months are passed since I'm using it again. Meanwhile I was using @FAILCommunity's official Twitter account. Here are all of my tweets (not all are related to the issue) to YoBit:





Then when I (recently) had enough, I came with this (I arranged the tweets, it reads from top to bottom):





Should I mention that I have even sent a PM to this matveevka guy? I was trying to be polite and you can tell I did him a 'verbal blowjob', but what was his response? COPY/PASTA... again!








Well, I'm not going to waste more of your time (if you ever bothered reading this far). YoBit are known to fake volume, that the ARCO is not the only coin in such situation and that the exchange is shady. My personal advises (and kind request) to all bitcointalk members and YoBit users:

1. Withdraw all of your funds from YoBit, because as the title says - its just a matter of time for them to disappear. I am 101% sure that this will happen.
2. Paint them in red (as well as every known member from their 'support' team) and put a reference to this thread (or your personal reply in it).
3. Stop using the exchange.


I know that this accusation will not serve any good to me and our FAILCommunity team as we are in desperate need of exchanges (though we still haven't contacted any since there are some other things to do first), but as I previously said - I DON'T CARE!


Cheers,
Spartak Tomanov

REMINDER: PLEASE READ: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1693981.msg17019449#msg17019449
 
 

    
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