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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Exchanging altcoins for Gift card on: March 18, 2020, 11:45:55 PM
Can someone please suggest a good marketplace for swapping the altcoins and purchase gift cards? I mainly look for Amazon, eBay, Target gift cards. Only Bitify and Bitrefill have this option but the rates are lower than average market prices. Coinsbee.com and coincards.com also have the altcoins section for buying gift cards but there is no review site to check the quality of service. If someone has a suggestion, don't hesitate to share your experience.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Insider trading groups in crypto on: March 18, 2020, 11:10:46 PM
I have seen many fake and legit insider new websites on DeepWeb but have never interested to join due to legal reasons. First, everyone is aware of such groups and from an ethical perspective, joining these groups will not add anything for the average trader. Big boys use the special algorithms for finding the weakness and they make their own "bias" in the market with different speculative-manipulative moves. For example, you can easily find a stock share insider group but joining them requires to be an average whale. Paying for subscription or bribe doesn't give you a chance to exploring the latest updates/news. Only having access to early reports and sharing it will make raise your account to the full level. Do you think there are such types of crypto insider trading groups in the dark side of the internet?
3  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Warning] Phishing Mixing Website on: March 18, 2020, 08:07:10 PM
What happened:
The newbie user has opened a new thread with a fake mixing website and he offers 0.005BTC per review. The phishing link is inserted in the text and the collected info will be used for data mining.

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2782997


Reference Link
: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5233798.0

Proofs
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I sent an email to Mixtum's official mail address but the mail has been returned to the sender. The mail address of Mixtum doesn't work and it is a bit suspicious why the scam attempt was first done with the original URL of Mixtum. Maybe the attacker has gained access to the site and later decided to change the inserted link to a phishing site for registering new users. I contacted the site owner and asked the same questions there.

Since the thread is inactive and there is no update after the last post, I tried to contact the official mail of Mixtum.io. The sent mail was returned to the sender and it looks like the service mail is not used for a long time. I checked the other mail addresses under the same mail service provider and everything is ok except mixtum_mixer@protonmail.com. Please confirm both clearnet and onion mixing service work normally. There is no alternative option to contact with developers for confirming such cases.



Will update later.

4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / VPN companies accept altcoins. on: March 17, 2020, 10:40:35 PM
I will make a list of VPN companies that accept the altcoins as a payment method. Personally, I have used NordVpn and HideMyAss services and the mentioned VPN services gladly accept the Bitcoin payment method. For altcoin payment, I listed these VPN services which you can not find more information on search engines. If you have any suggestions, you are welcome to contribute to this thread.

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Below, you will find a list of top-notch VPN providers that accept cryptocurrency payments.

Most of these VPNs accept over 50 digital assets, so if you own a less-known coin, there is a decent chance you will be able to use it at these websites:

Surfshark
buy vpn with bitcoinSurfshark stands out as one of the most secure VPN providers.

This particular VPN company encrypts your data by using industry-leading AES-256-GCM encryption. According to the report of independent web security testers Cure53,

“Cure53 is highly satisfied to see such a strong security posture on the Surfshark VPN extensions, especially given the common vulnerability of similar products to privacy issues”.

Besides allowing to use the service on as many devices as you want, the company offers a wide variety of additional features. Those include private DNS & leak protection, NoBorders mode, Camouflage mode, and so on.

Even if your VPN connection drops, your online activities and personal data are never exposed due to a KillSwitch feature. And all of this is presented to you in a user-friendly way.

buy vpn with bitcoinIf all these features make no sense to you, don’t worry – Surfshark has live support set up, so you can always ask questions on the spot and get answers from a knowledgeable professional right away.

This relatively new player in the industry took it by storm offering low prices, versatile service, and excellent customer support. All their plans come with a free tree trial and 30-day money-back guarantee in case you are not satisfied with a service.

Price range: 1-month plan for 9.89 Euros, 12-month plan for 4.99 Euros/month and a 24-month plan for 1.76 Euros/month;

Server count and countries: +800 servers in +50 countries;

Accepted cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether and +40 other cryptocurrencies.



BlackVPN
buy blackvpn bitcoinWhen we talk about privacy, this company takes itself very seriously. They ensure that BlackVPN doesn’t record traffic, connection, or DNS logs whatsoever.

In fact, to achieve ultimate privacy and the maximum performance, BlackVPN runs their own physical DNS servers. All of them are physically located in numerous countries, meaning they don’t use virtual servers as some VPN providers do.

On their website, a company lists even more reasons why their services are worth considering. They include unlimited speed and bandwidth, award-winning support, easy setup, top-notch security measures, and more.

vpn for cryptoFrom what we can conclude by scrolling through some reviews, you can hardly find a person who wouldn’t be impressed by their quality service. Feel free to test their VPN by yourself with a three-day trial and 14-day full money back guarantee.

BlackVPN services are available on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and routers, with the ability to connect up to seven devices at once.  

Price range: Access to privacy VPN Locations 49 Euros per year; access to all VPN locations 99 Euros per year; access to USA & UK VPN locations 75 Euros per year;

Server count and countries: 31 servers in 20 countries;

Accepted cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether and +40 other cryptocurrencies.



SaferVPN
buy safervpn with bitcoinKnown as one of the fastest VPNs in the market, SaferVPN is also very simple as it takes only 3 minutes to set up. SaferVPN can be installed on routers a well, and using one is even more hassle-free.

Furthermore, the app they provide is extremely easy to use. You can connect to any location from the list with a single tap.

On top of it, you can conveniently mark your favorite locations to connect to them quickly. The app comes with a kill-switch that will disconnect you from the Internet in case the VPN connection drops.

crypto vpnTheir range of features varies from smart Wi-Fi protection that automatically detects unsafe Wi-Fi hotspots, to superior 256-bit bank-level security. The software is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, TOR, Routers, SmartTV, and consoles. It allows connecting up to five devices simultaneously.

You can try their VPN software with a 30-day money-back guarantee. And if you encounter any issues, on their website you can find live 24/7 support ready to help you out on the spot.

Price range: Often offer huge discounts; 1 month for 12.95$, 1 year for 5.49$/month, 2 years for 3.29$/month, 3 years for 2.50$/month;

Server count and countries: over 700 servers in 35 countries;

Accepted cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether and +40 other cryptocurrencies.



CactusVPN
crypto vpn providerCactusVPN is yet another well-trusted provider that boasts of a staggering 9.4/10 score at bestvpn.com.

It is one of those services that have a strict no logging policy. It means they will never store IP addresses, traffic logs, used bandwidth, timestamps, or the session duration.

The company provides an option to choose from six VPN protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, SSTP, SoftEther, and PPTP. Their VPN comes with numerous additional features, including apps killer, Internet kill switch, DNS leak protection, sorting servers by speed, and so on.

cactusvpn bitcoinMoreover, customers get unlimited bandwidth and access to the service from up to 5 devices simultaneously. CactusVPN is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, Ubuntu, Chromebook, routers, Android, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

You can try CactusVPN services without limitations for free for one day without sharing your credit card information. They offer 30-days money back guarantee if you experience any issues.

Price range: US VPN 4.99$/month, UK VPN 4.99$/month, VPN + Smart DNS 6.99$/month;

Server count and countries: 24 servers in 14 countries;

Accepted cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether and +40 other cryptocurrencies.



HideMyna.me
buy vpn with cryptoThe simplicity of their service combined with excellent customer support makes them a decent choice you can’t go wrong with.

Boasting of overwhelmingly positive reviews on the Internet, a hidden gem HideMyna.me has definitely earned customers trust as a reliable VPN provider that operates since 2006.

vpn for cryptoHideMyna.me VPN allows connecting up to five devices (including gaming consoles and TV) with unlimited bandwidth on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and routers.

You can try their services by getting free access with a trial code that works for one day without any limitations. The company applies a 30-day money-back policy if you are not satisfied.

Price range: 8$/month, 6 months for 3.33$/month, 1 year for 2.75$/month, 2 years for 2.74$/month, 3 years for 2.33$/month, 5 years for 1.98$/month;

Server count and countries: 98 servers in 42 countries;

Accepted cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether and +40 other cryptocurrencies.

Source: https://blog.coingate.com/2019/04/buy-vpn-bitcoin-altcoins/
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Fed’s QE Program and altcoins on: March 17, 2020, 07:03:32 PM
The FED is a private institution and this fact is confirmed several times by independent economists. The last enormous program of quantitative easing decision will affect the BTC prices positively and the market will have a recovery chance with this push. The correlation factor let me to think about the same effective rate over the BTC correlated markets. So speculators prefer to wait for settled dust and buy the dip on the altcoins along with BTC. What is your approach?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Reverse Martingale strategy for trading altcoins in bull market on: March 11, 2020, 11:35:46 PM
Suppose the trader has $10k and he wants to buy an LTC. After the negative news, the price of LTC drops and 20% of the initial balance melts. The trader will have revenge emotions and will want to add more LTC position on leveraged altcoins trading platforms. For the first chain of the loss cycle, 1:2 leverage is enough to cover the loss with a first winning trade. What if the market goes against the new trade and hits stop loss? The trader loses 40% of the balance. The best idea is to avoid the martingale strategy in the bear market but the leverage tool with smart money management can be the best tool for increasing ROI. For example, the same trader opens reverse trades in parallel space and for whatever reason, the price goes up. In this case, the trader will have $12k worth of LTC and opening a new trade with borrowing from the broker($2k profit=margin), the sequence will bring the max profitability.

P.S: The margin trading is dangerous for inexperienced traders and stay away if you have no idea what you are doing. Not everyone can handle such expensive lessons. Please do your own research and calculate the risks in case of being another side of the trend.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [WTS] INS for XNS on: March 11, 2020, 10:52:02 PM
Have around 1039 INS but I don't have time to wait for the swap(+1). If someone has a good offer, you can pm me. There are a lot of online article sources(information) for understanding the terms and conditions of the INS swap to XNS, everything is crystal clear for the average crypto user. The swap rate and other details can be found here, pls read before asking the same questions. For the negotiation, you can send me your offer.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Stolen recovery seeds by malicious Chrome extensions. on: March 10, 2020, 11:58:53 PM
Malicious Ledger Live app is used for stealing the recovery seed after connecting the hardware wallet device. The well-designed Chrome extension tries to trick users into thinking this is the original version of the Ledger Live app while the app, in reality, collects and sends the user's Ledger seed phrase to a Google Form. The google ADS are heavily used for advertising the extension and 120 users have downloaded it. Be careful with third-party apps and never try the risky apps from unknown sources. Source for rest of research.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Advantage of MyCrytpo app compared to MyEtherWallet on: March 10, 2020, 08:46:14 PM
About MyCrypto:
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MyCrypto is an open-source, client-side tool for generating ether wallets, handling ERC-20 tokens, and interacting with the blockchain more easily. Developed by and for the community since 2015, we’re focused on building awesome products that put the power in people’s hands.

About MEW:
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MyEtherWallet - please, call us MEW - puts the Ethereum blockchain at your fingertips. We are a team of crypto-enthusiasts dedicated to bring you the most secure, most intuitive, and dare we say prettiest way to manage your ETH and ERC20 tokens. We're always here to help, and we're never giving away ETH.

Way back to 2018, MyCrypto was nothing more than a fork of the existing MyEtherWallet, many things had been changed since the mentioned time. Both wallets are well-known wallets for storing ETH and ERC20 tokens. I prefer to use the MyCrypto desktop app after the latest updates on Myetherwallet site, there is no option to create a new temporary ETH wallet with the private key. The whole process can go up to 5-minute per single ETH address because of verifying seed or mnemonic phrase. The Mycrypto app made it simple and the KISS(keep it simple stupid) rule is my first criteria for saving time. Just using a random password without downloading the JSON file, it is simply easy to copy and save the private key of the new ETH wallet address.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Insolar MainNet and XNS price speculation on: March 09, 2020, 11:16:25 AM
You can read here about the INS to XNS swap. The last announcement about the calculation method after mainnet launch tempted the investors to buy a new batch of XNS. Etherscan and other ERC20 token explorers still indicate the current price of XNS coin for the INS tokens in ETH wallets. The swap will be distributed daily and the minimum required time is around 3 years. Btw, everyone can use this Excel formula as Insolar XNS vesting calculator. What is your price prediction after 3 years? How the latest news will affect development? Does it worth to invest further in this project or invest proportionally?
11  Economy / Speculation / Stamp hot wallet problem? on: January 05, 2015, 03:46:38 AM
From Reddit:

12  Economy / Scam Accusations / I'm an idiot who just got scammed for 5 BTC :D on: November 19, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
Might help ypu to avoid being idiot like me.

Was selling few btc, and posted on a thread of a guy who was buying. Got the PM later that he wanted to buy, I insisted on escrow, he suggested Yankee (Bitinstant), good ols user and I accepted.

Only when I sent coins to supposed escrow I noticed that account I sent to was completely new and had dot after Yankee, while supposed segvec I was trading with is actualy seqvec.

5 BTC gone to wind due to my stupidity.

So, be careful and avoid doing the same mistake.

Accounts involved - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=395486 and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=383069

You're allowed to laugh at me, I deserve it.
13  Economy / Currency exchange / CLOSED, got scammed by trying to sell on: November 16, 2014, 11:51:02 AM
As title says, selling 5 BTC for Western Union, reputable escrow accepted. 400$ peace.
14  Economy / Speculation / Very interesting RSI head&shoulders historical stuff on: September 04, 2014, 11:47:10 AM

































































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15  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin listed on Yahoo Finance on: June 11, 2014, 12:59:18 PM
 Shocked

http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-goes-mainstream-inclusion-yahoo-finance/
16  Other / Off-topic / PayPal president David Marcus is stepping down to join Facebook on: June 10, 2014, 12:56:44 AM
That guy who loves Bitcoin stepping away from paypal  Cry

http://www.businessinsider.com/paypal-president-david-marcus-joins-facebook-2014-6
17  Economy / Scam Accusations / WARNING: BTC-e phishing website on: June 06, 2014, 12:28:55 PM
Guys, be careful of going into btc-e through Google. There is phishing site advertised with Adwords that leads to lbtc-e-com. It looks same, only prices are bit outdated, if it wasn't to prices I would probably be done there.
18  Economy / Speculation / CONFIRMED: Karpeles bought Gox.com domain on: February 25, 2014, 04:28:49 PM
Domain investor Andy Booth has confirmed the sale of www.gox.com to Mark Karpeles.

http://www.coindesk.com/mt-gox-loses-340-million-bitcoin-rumoured-insolvent/

PS. I haven't seen this posted anywhere though I was sleeping at the time so you might have read it already.
19  Economy / Speculation / Overstock CEO reveals he holds millions in Bitcoin on: February 01, 2014, 03:32:00 AM
He canceled instruction that company itself can't hold Bitcoin too...

http://www.coindesk.com/overstock-ceo-holds-millions-bitcoin/

Imagine how many of these big guys we don't know about we already have on the ship. They were buying as crazy last summer, and they still do.
20  Economy / Service Discussion / Invest in BTC with Paypal on Etoro :) on: December 27, 2013, 09:08:26 PM
It finally arrived, the easiest way to invest into Bitcoin with Paypal on EToro. It's not usual BTC exchange, you won't be able to withdraw BTC but you can invest with Paypal and trade it on their Platform. Probably the most easy and most safe way to invest in BTC using Paypal.

Join, click fund your account and choose Paypal from deposit options on the left.

http://etoro.tw/1cWSNUK

BTW,til January 5th, they are gifting 50$ worth gift to buy shares from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple etc, etc... so that's another bonus.
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