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1  Economy / Service Discussion / WARNING!! Fake site! on: May 07, 2017, 03:35:12 PM

Another fake clone scam mirror of spotted! Again scammers are using google ADS to promote their scam.
Always check URL! In this case we can see that it is: not everything else is pretty much the same.

Don't click, don't use. Avoid this fake site and spread the news about this scam.
2  Economy / Speculation / Bobby Lee - price target in 2020; after block halving: USD $5k-$11k on: April 30, 2017, 03:26:21 PM

Bobby Lee CEO of Chinese exchange BTCC made a prediction about Bitcoin's price after halving in 2020.
Remember: after next halving block mining reward will be lowered to 6,25 BTC

According to other speculations I have seen, Bobby's guess is rather on lower side of the spectrum. Will it come true?

3  Other / Politics & Society / [POLL]Our civil liberties are being curbed in the name of counter-terrorism on: March 19, 2017, 01:06:01 PM
I took the idea about this poll and topic after I tried to answer questions of

It made me think of whether we really going nowhere with the new harsh anti-terrorist policies.

Or it was always like that, after all our liberties were curbed before - in the name of keeping the environment clean, preserving our health, national security or political correctness etc.

We are living in the electronic age. The perfect time for Big Brother. Official surveillance easier than ever now.

Are you scared that everyone is being monitored, despite them being bad guys or not?

4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What will happen if blockchain tech is patented? on: June 21, 2016, 04:54:55 AM
I stumbled upon this article

Apparently Craig Wright 'bitcoin creator' is looking to patent Blockchain technology:

"It looks like he is trying to patent the fundamental building blocks of any blockchain, cryptocurrency, or distributed ledger system."

I am not trying to say that he should/shouldn't do it or if he has/hasn't right to do it. I am not trying to prove that he is/isn't Satoshi either.

My question is: what will happen to bitcoin if he (or somebody else) actually somehow manage to patent blockchain tech?
5  Economy / Exchanges / Some info about on: June 06, 2016, 05:17:40 AM
I want to ask what can you tell me about this trading platform:

At first glance they are trading p2p platform similar to local bitcoins. But I never heard about them until today.

So any information, rumors, news and thoughts about Paxful will be appreciated.
6  Other / Politics & Society / Do you think Putin will rule Russia for life? on: December 20, 2015, 07:38:21 PM
Do you think Putin will rule Russia for life?

Is there anyone, whom do you consider a viable replacement at this point?

Are there really options for someone new to take over after Putin's presidency will end?

Personally, I think he will. He has no legal obstacles not to go for next elections, he's probably the only candidate to win.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Gartner Report: Cryptocurrencies are Still Over-Hyped! on: September 01, 2015, 08:51:21 AM
Over-hyped cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are still in a period of "inflated expectations", leading tech advisory firm Gartner has found.

As part of its 2015 'Hype Cycle' report on emerging technologies, it included cryptocurrencies among the sectors marked by "over-enthusiasm" and "unrealistic projections".

This is part of an article I found today and I think it is pretty relevant as it describe our expectations well, and we expect too much.

Now I see that Bitcoin in general might be too overhyped. Do you agree?

8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Chargeback in Bitcoin, good or bad? on: April 20, 2015, 05:34:37 PM
We all know that chargebacks are useful for limiting scams. Say: you buy something online on eBay with PayPal and the seller won't ship it to you, PayPal will take funds from the sellers. account and gives you back the money.

This improves the eBay economy and credibility, because people know that their risk factor is very little and are more willing to purchase items from uncertain shops/sellers.

With Bitcoin you are always afraid to sell your coins because if you do it, you lose it forever. I understand that Bitcoin is designed for responsible users in mind.

But this 'no chargeback' feature will be hard to accept for masses of people in the future. I know that it is possible to modify bitcoin and add chargeback functionality: but is it needed?
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Government intervention in Bitcoin inevitable? on: April 19, 2015, 06:37:28 AM
There are couple questions I keep asking myself about future of bitcoin. I thought about it and I am sure that government intervention in the bitcoin industry is simply inevitable.

And we can't do anything about it really. Governments are greedy, they want a share of everything and therefore thy will be trying to snatch some of it from us.

There is a really high chance that we see in the future a lot more government action against bitcoin, including some changes of the core protocol.

Another case is that I think bitcoin is "too good" now for people. So Bitcoin will be changed to bring it in line with other payment systems.

We probably will se some dreadful changes like adding possibility to blacklist funds and and change that will allow to store identity information of users with bitcoin transaction.

Your thoughts?
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Do you think quantum computers would break Bitcoin's security? on: April 16, 2015, 06:39:09 AM
Quantum computing studies theoretical computation systems (quantum computers) that make direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data.
Large-scale quantum computers will be able to solve certain problems much more quickly than any classical computers that use even the best currently known algorithms.
In theory this kind of computing power will be unbelievably powerful and be able to achieve much greater "solving power" which could crack algorithm behind bitcoin (commonly referred as: public key cryptography).

For more information visit:

Bitcoin is designed to last for over a 100 years. Obviously we don't have this kind of computers yet.
But we will be, maybe in 10 maybe in 20 years, but definitely sooner that we may think - and then, at that time bitcoin may be world currency...
So do you think quantum computers would break Bitcoin's security?
11  Economy / Digital goods / [WTB]MICROSOFT WIN 8.1 on: March 07, 2015, 07:57:25 PM
I would like to buy Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro.
From what I could see there are many resellers with access to MSDN who are able to provide me with a product key.
If you want to deal with me please post your offer here or via PM.
Upon receiving and confirming product it I will be sending you BTC.

The price I am willing to pay for it is: 0.01 BTC
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Help me decide which miner to buy! on: July 20, 2014, 05:53:31 PM
I have some cash to invest in scrypt miners and after a bit of reading I found a bunch of companies.
Alpha, Flower Technology and are really falling behind and i think don't have a prototype yet.
Then there's KNC and GAW, where we have a well known but troubled company vs a fairly new one that hasn't released their first miner yet.
I'm leaning towards GAW because they promised refunds vs no refunds from KNC and you are getting more MH for the same money.
The only thing that made me consider KNC in the first place was the delivery time, but GAW recently said they will match this. What do you guys think?
And please don't  say things like "mining is dead don't buy miners". I have cheap power and used to GPU mine years ago.
Let's concentrate on the pros and cons of each company and product for now.

tl'dr  Which miners should I buy and which are the best for reasonable cash, on the market now?
13  Other / Off-topic / War is a natural part of human nature? on: May 19, 2014, 03:24:45 AM
Do you agree with the title?

I think we will never escape war no matter what it is like in the future. I feel war is not a bad or good thing, but it is a natural part of the human race.

Are you pacifist or are you aggressor?

We all have a choice.
14  Other / Politics & Society / Warning! Protect Internet Neutrality! on: May 15, 2014, 02:06:01 AM
Could you sign this petition to save net neutrality?

This is really important and if Net Neutrality is destroyed it'll affect everyone who uses the internet.

It may be impossible to google the word sex soon...
15  Other / Off-topic / Warning: Internet Neutrality is In Danger on: May 10, 2014, 12:43:07 AM
"True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society's well being.
One of the most effective tactics of an invading military is to inhibit the flow of information in a population; this includes which information
is shared and by who. Today we see this war being waged on American citizens. Recently the FCC has moved to redefine "net neutrality"
to mean that corporations and organizations can pay to have their information heard, or worse, the message of their competitors silenced.
We as a nation must settle for nothing less than complete neutrality in our communication channels. This is not a request, but a demand
by the citizens of this nation. No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source."

This is really important and if Net Neutrality is destroyed it'll affect everyone who uses the internet.
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