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1  Economy / Auctions / Domain: (and as a set) on: September 05, 2015, 09:11:50 AM
Domain: (and as a set)

Includes Twitter account: @BitcoinInc

Minimum opening bid: 3 BTC

Min Increment: 0.1 BTC

Buy it now: 8 BTC

Using GoDaddy, so can do "account change" for instant transfer.  Escrow accepted.

Auction ends 72 hours from last bid.
2  Other / Archival / [CLOSED]: Loan request 0.7 bitcoin - Collateral on: September 02, 2015, 11:25:47 AM
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Loan Amount: 0.7 Bitcoin
Amount to be repaid: 0.75 Bitcoin
Repayment Date: 14 days
Type of Collateral: Domain  Assigned via GoDaddy account change (with limitation that First and Last Name remain otherwise there's a 60 day lockdown on the domain).
Bitcoin Address: 33X5m4XAsxbuotvtJYFUiX7r11R6Uvjf5W

Version: GnuPG v1


3  Economy / Auctions / Domain: on: August 30, 2015, 01:27:00 AM
Domain:  (registered through Dec 28, 2015)
Includes Twitter account: @BitcoinTreasury

Minimum opening bid: 0.1 BTC

Min Increment: 0.02 BTC

Buy it now: 0.6 BTC

Using GoDaddy, so can do "account change" for instant transfer.  Escrow accepted.

Auction ends 72 hours from last bid.
4  Economy / Auctions / Domain: on: August 28, 2015, 05:42:39 PM
Domain:  (registered through Nov 27, 2015)

Minimum opening bid: 0.1 BTC

Min Increment: 0.02 BTC

Buy it now: 0.75 BTC

Using GoDaddy, so can do "account change" for instant transfer.  Escrow accepted.

Auction ends 72 hours from last bid.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [WTS] Premium domains, including, & more on: November 06, 2014, 10:35:36 AM
I am selling the domain,, and many others.

PM me with any offers, or with any questions or comments if you wish to communicate privately.
The full list of Bitcoin-related domains listed here:

[Edit: Originally this post was listing for sale as well, but that has been sold.]
6  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] Premium Bitcoin Domains, including,, & more on: November 06, 2014, 10:28:18 AM
I am listing for sale the following domains.  PM me with any offers, or with any questions or comments if you wish to communicate privately.

These include the @Twitter name that was registered as well. [Auction]  (Includes @BitcoinTreasury Twitter account)

Sets: & & & [Auction]  (Includes @BitcoinNote,  @BitcoinNotes, @BTCNote and @BTCNotes Twitter accounts) & [Auction]  (Includes @BitcoinMint Twitter account)

I can also be reached by e-mail,
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / WTS 0.2 XBT payment made via Moneybookers/Skrill service on: May 05, 2014, 12:08:20 PM
This is for a trade using Skrill's service that pays to an M-PESA number.

The countries that Skrill allow for this to be sent from are U.S., UK, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and nearly every country that uses the Euro.


Will sell at the Bitstamp spot rate, converted to your currency using rates if you are sending from other than U.S.

PM me for more.
8  Bitcoin / Meetups / Bitcoin Kenya Meetup (Nairobi) on: March 06, 2014, 09:34:13 PM
The next Bitcoin Kenya meetup is Friday, March 7th - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Pete's Cafe and Burrito Haven
Ground Floor, Bishop Magua House, Ngong Rd., Nairobi
(Ground level of the building where iHub is located).

Special guest: Tomer Kantor (iamsatoshi), who will be filming the meetup, so don't be late.

Bitcoin startups in Kenya include:


and a number of merchants and charitable organizations now accept Bitcoin payments / donations:
Give Directly
The Water Project
Wageni Technologies

Kenya presents a unique opportunity for Bitcoin in that well over half the population is already comfortable storing value "on their phones" and using that value to transfer amounts small and large to peers, or for use in bill payment or even retail purchases.    Kenya is one of the few place where a measurable percent of the country's GDP passes through the mobile payments network -- and Kenya leads all other areas with about a third of the GDP's value traversing the M-PESA and Airtel mobile payment networks.   Though M-PESA serves the market relatively well today, its users continue to suffer from the payment network's availability and performance issues and the network's operator faces renewed regulatory and other external pressures such that a gap for Bitcoin to fill exists now.

Here's an example -- Airtel mobile money woes.
9  Local / Marketplace (India) / WTB: gift certificate (INR) on: November 07, 2013, 11:52:25 AM
I would like to add funds (rupees / INR) to my account at Milaap, which is like a Kiva in India (though these are all no-interest loans).

I can add these INR funds by redeeming a gift certificate denominated in rupees.  You can get bitcoins by using your rupees to buy a gift card which you would do as part of the sale of the gift card to me in exchange for bitcoins.

The gift certificate can be purchased by anybody, using INR either through Indian credit card or through Netbanking:
 -  <-- PM me for my Milaap "lender name and e-mail".

I'm looking for ~3,000Rs gift certificate.  

Is anyone looking to convert their debit card (INR), credit card (INR) or NetTransfer (INR) for Bitcoins?   If so, PM me please.

Milaap is out of Bangalore now:
No : 549, 26th main, 14th cross, JP nagar Phase 1,
Bangalore, India 560078

[Edit: I've done this type of transaction before, though at the time there was a different process for you to buy the gift card.
I would like to add funds to my account at Milap.
10  Bitcoin / Meetups / Bitcoin Meetup - San Juan, Puerto Rico on: November 04, 2013, 04:33:54 PM
The first San Juan, Puerto Rico meetup has already occurred (October 12, 2013).

A site showing events in the future occurring in PR is here:


11  Bitcoin / Meetups / Bitcoin Meetup - Salvador, Bahia Brazil on: November 04, 2013, 01:08:03 PM
First meetup is already past:

To learn of future meetups of this group, request to join the Facebook (closed) group:

[Edit: Apparently there was a prior one as well, in Florianópolis, Brasil
 - ]
12  Local / Press & News from India / RBI spokesperson misunderstands what "legal tender" refers to? on: October 01, 2013, 07:26:07 PM
The recent article by Ankit Ajmera had this:

The Reserve Bank of India, for instance, has not yet formulated regulations to govern trading or profits generated from Bitcoins. An RBI spokesperson told Mirror over email that the RBI doesn't consider Bitcoin legal tender and, therefore "trading in Bitcoin is not legal. Obviously, there cannot be regulations from RBI for an illegal activity. People who use it, do so at their own risk and responsibility."


In the U.S., legal tender refers to what forms of money cannot be refused by a creditor for extinguishing a debt.  Legal tender does not dictate what can be used as money or currency.

Is the use of this term different in India?

This was in quotes, so presumably this is what Mr. Ajmera received in the e-mail from the RBI.

I can't believe a person would be spokesperson for RBI and have misunderstood what the term "legal tender" refers to, but it is possible.

Has anyone inquired (or if not, would anyone inquire) with the reporter and/or the RBI spokesperson to get clarification on this?
13  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-29 - Bitcoin Billionaires on: September 29, 2013, 03:58:00 AM
Bitcoin Billionaires
by Ankit Ajmera

The Reserve Bank of India, for instance, has not yet formulated regulations to govern trading or profits generated from Bitcoins.
An RBI spokesperson told Mirror over email that the RBI doesn't consider Bitcoin legal tender and, therefore "trading in Bitcoin is not legal. Obviously, there cannot be regulations from RBI for an illegal activity. People who use it, do so at their own risk and responsibility.
The only time Bitcoins will come under the purview of law is if a case of fraud is reported, following which cops can then initiate action against the fraudulent party.
There have been an estimated 29,400 downloads of Bitcoin wallets from Indian IP addresses. There's the possibility that one person has downloaded more than one wallet.

14  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-25 - Why You Should Care About Bitcoin on: September 27, 2013, 03:56:49 PM
Why You Should Care About Bitcoin
by Brandon Glier

To really understand the power of Bitcoin, you need to think about it as 3 things: (1) a protocol, (2) a commodity, and (3) an ecosystem.
Bitcoin has taken a very hard problem — how do you facilitate and record transactions online — and solved it for anyone to leverage for free. This capability may have profound implications that are not yet well-understood [...]
It’s important to keep in mind that it takes time for the true market use case of a commodity to be developed.  [...] Like oil, Bitcoin can be refined and put to use in novel and yet-to-be imagined ways.
According to the GSMA 1.7 billion people have a mobile phone and no alternative to the cash economy. As digital cash, Bitcoin appeals directly to consumers as an accessible payment alternative without the risk and fees associated with existing credit and debit networks.
For the first time in Internet history, settling transactions between multiple parties can be dictated and applied directly through open-source software and not through (largely) for-profit 3rd party institutions.

15  Economy / Service Discussion / Bitcoin-Central has re-launched on: September 26, 2013, 09:00:10 PM

Bitcoin-Central has re-launched:


Bitcoin-Central, first exchange licensed to operate with a bank.

Moderator Action: split topic
16  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-10 - The “Domestic Terrorist” You Can Call a Hero on: September 11, 2013, 07:32:38 AM
The “Domestic Terrorist” You Can Call a Hero
by Jeffrey Tucker

"Economist F.A. Hayek wrote that it was entirely possible that a high-quality private money could compete with a government money."
"But who would step out and make the attempt? What entrepreneur would dare come forward and offer up an alternative as a product in the consumer market?  Bernard von NotHaus was the man"
"The notion that government was trying to protect a marvelous system against domestic terrorism is mind-boggling, since the truth is rather obvious: The government was trying to protect a terrible system from being overthrown by competition."
"Bitcoin is a brilliant combination of the Liberty Dollar’s soundness and Napster’s distribution methods, with a few extra features thrown in to protect it against shutdowns."
"The revolution will not occur with guns and battles, but through enterprise, entrepreneurship, and a billion tiny acts of peaceful consumer choice."

17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Money2020, October 6-10, 2013 - Speakers list filled with Bitcoin and Ripple on: September 06, 2013, 09:49:42 PM
October 6-10, 2013 in Las Vegas will be Money2020 - 2013, a very large emerging payments conference in the U.S.

The speakers list shows Bitcoin will be present:

Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation
Constance Choi, General Counsel, Payward
Megan Burton, CEO, CoinX
Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder, Coinbase
Tony Gallippi, CEO, BitPay
Jered Kenna, CEO, Tradehill
Roger Ver, Founder, Representative, Blockchain  [Edit: see Roger's comment below]
Denis Kiselev, Founder & CEO, SnapSwap
Chris Larsen, CEO, OpenCoin
David Schwartz, Chief Cryptographer, Ripple
Stefan Thomas, CTO, Ripple
Bob Way, Integration Engineer, Ripple
Vinny Lingham, CEO, Gyft
Mike Vichich, CEO, Glyph  [Edit: Pfffft .... Oops, that speaker is from Glyph, not Gliph (]

Other speakers that have or had Bitcoin-related significance:
Brian Keller-Heikkila, CTO, ZipZap
Kristo Kaarmann, CEO, TransferWise
Brett Meyers, CEO, CurrencyFair
Ben Milne, CEO, Dwolla
Steve Streit, CEO, Green Dot
David Wolman, Contributing Editor, Wired
David Birch, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion


This will probably be the first time many in the financial, banking and payments industry will learn of Ripple (OpenCoin, SnapSwap -- a Bitcoin exchange and Ripple gateway).  A Ripple Dev Con will occur on the last day, October 10th:

If I missed any, feel free to add them in a reply.
18  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-03 - Bitcoin in India: Drivers and Barriers to Adopt on: September 06, 2013, 07:19:43 AM
Bitcoin in India: Drivers and Barriers to Adoption
by Jonathan Stacke

With talk of inflation and capital controls familiar to the bitcoin community, one might think Indian citizens would be jumping at the opportunity to adopt the digital currency, yet the hurdles to wide-scale bitcoin proliferation in India may be significant for the foreseeable future. While demand for gold has grown in India, the multiple applications it offers culturally and industrially in addition to acting as an alternative store of wealth may mean that such demand does not translate to bitcoin.
[A correlation exists] between bitcoin adoption and internet penetration in a given country. India, with just 12.6% of its citizens having internet access, has the sixth lowest internet penetration of the 100 largest countries. Despite that fact, the size of the total Indian population – more than 1.2 billion – makes India the third largest internet-using population in the world, with 150 million users, behind only China and the US.
It is possible to buy and sell bitcoin through a number of websites including and there does appear to be a healthy LocalBitcoins market.
Not to be overlooked is India’s mobile phone penetration of 71%, or approximately 900 million total users. […] only 44 million Indians are smartphone subscribers.
M-PESA, the mobile payment system that has changed the lives of millions in Kenya recently rolled out in India. […] If mobile payment systems like these gain traction in India as they have in Africa, acceptance of digital currency would prove to be a less significant hurdle.
India had the highest remittance volume in the world in 2011 with $58 billion, or 3.1% of GDP, according to the World Bank.
Forward-thinking companies like Buttercoin have recently stepped in to apply the potential of bitcoin to these markets […]
The Reserve Bank of India has stated that it does not immediately intend to regulate bitcoin, but their historic actions indicate that may change soon enough […]

19  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-05 - Follow The Bitcoins: How We Got Busted Buying Drugs On S on: September 05, 2013, 03:37:00 PM
Follow The Bitcoins: How We Got Busted Buying Drugs On Silk Road's Black Market
by Andy Greenberg

With the data from just 344 of their own transactions, they were able to label the owners of more than a million Bitcoin addresses. And by making just four deposits and seven withdrawals into accounts held on Silk Road, Meiklejohn says the researchers identified 295,435 addresses as belonging to that drug market.
Once our bitcoins had been mixed up with other users’ bitcoins in the Silk Road’s 40 bitcoin account, it became impossible to track them further. So even though Meiklejohn could show that we had deposited bitcoins into a Silk Road account, she couldn’t see that those bitcoins were later paid to a drug dealer
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Hardware device and protocol for seeding and verifying Provably Fair gaming on: September 03, 2013, 09:30:23 PM
The innovation referred to as "Provably fair" gaming is an innovation that has driven the growth of Bitcoin-based online wagering.

The problem with Provably fair is that actually verifying each hand (or round, play, etc.) from the service to ensure it was truly fair is something very difficult to do, today.   Each site has its own verification techniques and the ones that use a random number generator for the client seed includes challenges for verification as well.    If a provably fair site were to want to cheat, it could probably get away with it for a while before some techie was manually performing verification analysis and discovered that cheating had occurred.

This is not a bitcoin-gaming specific challenge.

I see the need for some protocol so that the game can get the client seed from a user-defined source not under the control by the gaming service (e.g., a browser plug-in, or external, consumer-owned, hardware device even), and then then after each play the plug-in or device would then verify that the results of the game were computed accurately.

There's probably only a handful of seed + verification approaches that would suffice for most provably fair gaming offered today.  I know that BitZino uses at least two, as their slots needed a different approach (factoradics) than their other games needed:

If this seed + verification protocol were created and plug-ins and/or devices were available, most Bitcoiners would only play the online gambling services where this protocol is offered.   Competitive forces would draw other services to use the protocol as well, possibly even into the casino industry where Bitcoin is not (yet) even used.

At a minimum, such a protocol would give Bitcoin-based online wagering added legitimacy since you would no longer need to trust that the provably fair service isn't cheating you.

Any thoughts on the topic?
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