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1  Economy / Speculation / The Price to Metcalfe Ratio on: January 25, 2018, 12:25:52 PM
Check out this article:

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4139982-beat-bitcoin-bear



If some trading bot devs could make a strategy based on this it would be great.
2  Economy / Marketplace / Full citizenship of the Pacific nation of Vanuatu for less than 44 bitcoin on: October 09, 2017, 09:49:11 AM
This could be useful for the new crypto-millionaires who are still fiscally residing in some tax slave plantation country:

https://www.businessinsider.nl/vanuatu-accepts-bitcoin-for-citizenship-payment-2017-10/

no capital gains or income taxes in Vanuatu.
3  Other / Off-topic / Tools to check and fix your Intel firmware backdoor on: September 03, 2017, 03:45:44 PM
Check:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/05/intel_amt_remote_exploit/

https://newsroom.intel.com/news/important-security-information-intel-manageability-firmware/
4  Economy / Speculation / CFTC Approves Options Trading In Bitcoin on: July 08, 2017, 08:19:51 PM
Some interesting comments to this article on zerohedge:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-08/cftc-approves-options-trading-bitcoin

shizzledizzle Jul 8, 2017 2:25 PM
Does this mean we will get to hear the Crypto fans decry what has been going on in the precious metals market for years? LOL. Central banks are gearing up to short this one as we speak.

vega113  shizzledizzle Jul 8, 2017 3:45 PM
I don't think so. The big banks control the currency, the paper pm and have big pile of physical pm. And, regular people can't call the bluff since you can't really take physical delivery of 50 tons unless you are a bullion bank.
With bitcoin - they will be able to create paper bitcoins, but they don't have any underlying bitcoins. Also, anyone can take delivery of bitcoins - this will not work.
This is whole idea of an asset that inherently digital - no third party needed. And there's no way to control the asset by controlling the trusted third party.

Bunga Bunga  shizzledizzle Jul 8, 2017 3:17 PM
The success of a bluff depends on the audience believing it is real. But Wall St has barely any bitcoins in possession and most bitcoins are in private wallets, not accessible for various scheemes. The movement of bitcoins is also very transparent on the blockchain in contrast to gold movements in Manhattan's secret underground tunnels aso. They can do their option trading shitshow, but no one will care.


What do you think? Will they be able to depress the bitcoin price by trading fictional bitcoins with leverage like they have been doing with precious metals?
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Old addresses not visible on block explorers? on: May 26, 2017, 05:46:56 PM
I have a few old wallets whose addresses I lately cannot find on block explorers like blockchain.info and blockr.io, even if they have a positive balance and several transactions done. Years ago however I could see them on blockchain.info.

Anyone has an explanation?

(edit): fixed: it was because of some extension of my browser like Noscript
6  Bitcoin / Electrum / Cannot open an old wallet. (solved. Never mind) on: May 16, 2017, 02:31:43 PM
Edit: never mind. I fixed it.
7  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Estimate of internet traffic needed to mine on a pool? on: April 13, 2017, 01:44:08 PM
Anyone has some figures about the volume of internet data (dl+ul) needed to mine on a pool per month?
I'm asking because I have an idea to try to mine in a country where power is very cheap but internet very expensive and rationed.
8  Other / Politics & Society / IRS Seized Millions of Dollars from Innocent Citizens Because It Was Easier Tha on: April 09, 2017, 01:58:26 AM
another reason why bitcoin is going to be hugely popular:

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IRS Seized Millions of Dollars from Innocent Citizens Because It Was Easier Than Going After Crooks:
The IRS seized millions dollars from innocent individuals and businesses because it was easier than targeting terrorists and drug dealers, a new report from the Treasury Department’s internal watchdog has revealed.
http://www.breitbart.com/economics/2017/04/05/irs-seized-millions-of-dollars-from-innocent-citizens-over-misinterpreted-technicality-of-law/
9  Economy / Speculation / BTC-Gold price chart with EMA and SMA? on: April 04, 2017, 12:24:00 PM
I can't find a site with btc-gold price chart with technical indicators. If you know of one please reply. Or if you can set one up, it would be cool.
10  Economy / Speculation / Is this the FUD that we were waiting for? on: April 02, 2017, 05:27:57 PM
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Wang Chun‏  @f2pool_wangchun

Someone hacked major mining operations and their stratum had been changed from antpool, viabtc, btctop to us. Our hashrate doubled instantly
https://twitter.com/f2pool_wangchun/status/848582740798611456

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Colin Delargy‏ @cdelargy  17m https://twitter.com/cdelargy/status/848583917397569536
This is serious- centralized mining is a serious vector for attacking the Bitcoin network.

>All of your monies belong to us
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / [Poll] What Will You Dump? Bitcoin or BUtcoin? on: March 17, 2017, 10:41:20 PM
You can let us know more by replying.
12  Other / Off-topic / [Poll] What's your Bitcoin Personality Archetype? on: February 28, 2017, 09:51:18 AM
Idea from this article:
https://vinnylingham.com/preventing-another-bitcoin-bubble-98dee44e2c7c#.foo4ixf3v
13  Bitcoin / Legal / EU ‘Terrorism’ Directive Would Create Centralized Database of Bitcoin Users on: August 04, 2016, 01:41:17 PM
What do you think? Could they actually pull it in some effective way?

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“The European Commission – the executive arm of the European Union – has proposed a directive aimed preventing the use the financial system for terrorist financing which includes a central database for bitcoin and virtual currency users’ identities and wallet addresses accessible to government financial intelligence units (FIUs).  The proposal seeks to require member states to bring into force the regulations necessary to comply with this directive by Jan. 1, 2017.  The updated anti-money laundering rules adopted May of 2015 marked an important step to improve the effectiveness of EU attempts to combat money laundering from criminal activities and to fight financing terrorist activities, the proposal noted.”

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/eu-central-database-bitcoin-users/
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / AES-256 Encryption Possibly Now Broken After New Method To Speedily Factor Integ on: June 09, 2016, 11:16:32 AM
Not sure if BTC-relevant:

http://investmentwatchblog.com/encryption-security-may-not-be-secure-anymore/

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the students found that intermediate keys created specifically within the AES-256 encryption algorithm had cryptographically weak output that followed a Quadratic curve when initial keys contained identifiable Fibonacci sequences, non-evenly divisible values including PI, Catalan numbers and Mersenne primes which allowed the students to estimate possible integer factors allowing them to recover the initial encryption key within as little as 100 hours compute time.
15  Other / Politics & Society / if they kick Russia out of SWIFT... on: August 30, 2014, 08:29:54 AM
...then Russia may find bitcoins appealing (?)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/u-k-wants-eu-to-block-russia-from-swift-banking-network.html

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The U.K. will press European Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, a British government official said.
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, known as SWIFT, is one of Russia’s main connections to the international financial system. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government plans to put the topic on the agenda for a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels Aug. 30, according to the official, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private….
16  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-06] Cover story on Global Finance: CRYPTOCURRENCIES on: July 17, 2014, 06:49:00 AM


http://www.gfmag.com/magazine/june-2014/
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Permacoins - an alt with an use value on: June 04, 2014, 02:21:08 PM
Bitcoin rival rewards you for archiving history instead of doing useless math
BY STEVE DENT  @STEVETDENT  1 HOUR AGO  0
http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/04/permacoin-mining-data-storage/
Other than generating lucre, Bitcoin mining does nothing but waste of time and energy. That's why researchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland have developed "Permacoins" which reward you for actually doing something useful: backing up important data to your hard drives. For instance, you could earn crypto-coins by helping store, say, the 200TB US Library of Congress to your own disks. You wouldn't be able to cheat and use Dropbox or Google Drive thanks to an encrypted key, and data would be validated using a "proof of reliability" check. With enough participation, it would provide a safe, distributed backup and enable data to be accessed during outages -- like when the Library of Congress went offline during last year's shutdown. It's just a prototype for now, but researchers reckon a 100 Petabyte data pool could be created if users spent the same on storage that they have on pricy mining rigs.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Could the NSA got our privkeys or something with heartbleed? on: April 11, 2014, 07:24:26 PM
just asking, in relation to this:
NSA Abused Heartbleed Bug For Years, Left Consumers Exposed To Attack
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-11/nsa-abused-heartbleed-bug-years-left-consumers-exposed-attack

MORE: #Heartbleed became basic part of #NSA's toolkit for stealing account passwords, according to Bloomberg source http://on.rt.com/lofaw1
19  Other / Off-topic / [WTF!] Toughest encryption cracked by listening to your CPU with a phone on: December 18, 2013, 10:15:21 PM


Security researchers have successfully broken one of the most secure encryption algorithms, 4096-bit RSA, by listening – yes, with a microphone — to a computer as it decrypts some encrypted data. The attack is fairly simple and can be carried out with rudimentary hardware. In this case, the security researchers listen to the high-pitched (10 to 150 KHz) sounds produced by your computer as it decrypts data.  The researchers successfully extracted decryption keys over a distance of four meters (13 feet) with a high-quality parabolic microphone. They also managed to pull of this attack with a smartphone placed 30 centimeters (12 inches) away from the target laptop.”

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/173108-researchers-crack-the-worlds-toughest-encryption-by-listening-to-the-tiny-sounds-made-by-your-computers-cpu

(we're going to need safe rooms in deep underground bunkers to access our wallets)
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / and now... even LTC trading on plus500 on: December 09, 2013, 07:39:42 PM
Plus500 is a cfd trading platform. Someone here already milked them good when they introduced BTC/USD trading during the last long bullmarket.
Now:
http://www.plus500.com/Instruments/LTCUSD
imho it sounds bullish for LTC.

...and if it continues we can expect more alts there.  Can't wait for BBQcoins dislodging the USD as the world reserve currency :-)
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