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1  Other / Meta / Anunymint ban on: July 13, 2018, 05:11:00 PM
What the fuck is wrong with forum..its a cesspit of shit posters and third world bounty whore posters. But when a glimmer of intelligent discussion comes from Anonymint aka Shelby Moore he gets deleted. I dont care what he did or who he pissed off. He is probably the last chance this forum holds any relevance into the next stage of crypto. Geeez wept. Whats wrong with you mods?

For the sake of the crypto community let the guy share discuss and argue his points. Ffs

You are telling me anunymint was the real anonymint?
2  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Lightning Network Discussion Thread on: July 10, 2018, 05:54:11 PM
A thread for discussion of all things Lightning Network.
3  Economy / Service Discussion / Wells fargo refused to wire transfer my money because "it came from coinbase". on: February 03, 2018, 02:33:35 AM
I went into my local wells fargo branch today to do a wire transfer of funds from my checking account but they refused to wire my money on the grounds that "they have a policy against wiring funds that come from coinbase". Apparently all USD is equal but some USD is more equal than other USD. They said I can still write a check using the money just no wire transfers. Oh thank you massa... Hopefully it's true... I'm attempting to use a check written from wells fargo over to my credit union and then do the wire transfer from there. But of course that's going to take an effing week because the legacy banking system is a god damned disgrace.

I cant be too mad. I knew they were this bad. Part of the reason I invested in crypto so long ago is precisely because I knew how awful they were and I was right and made a lot of money betting against them. If they weren't this terrible I never would have had the success that I have. The last laugh belongs to me.
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Secure hardware device for off-chain in person transactions. What was it called? on: November 06, 2017, 05:51:56 PM
I cant for the life of me remember the name of this project from atleast a couple of years ago to develop a secure hardware device for in person off chain transactions. It would help if I could describe how it was supposed to work but honestly that's why I'm trying to remember the name of it, so I can look it up and figure that out. What I do remember is that it would only work by interfacing with another of the same device very near to it. Supposedly you could keep passing on bitcoin from one device to the next and the next and it would rely on people settling on chain often enough to make it not worth a hackers time to try to compromise the hardware based security to get at some earlier link in the chain. It would rely on hardware encryption provided by the company that made it, a much less secure solution than a blokchain, but the idea was for it to be secure enough for small every day transactions that were settled on chain relatively frequently.

Sorry I wish I could remember more but does anyone know what project I'm trying to remember?
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / When the ICO bubble bursts what will it take with it? on: September 07, 2017, 07:05:16 PM

This thing is going to blow. And probably sooner rather than later. So the question is; what, if anything, will be taken down with it? The bottom fifty percentile market cap of altcoins? The top fifty percentile? The top 10? Ethereum? Even the king bitcoin it's self? Or will it be contained in the subprime and never effect much more than the ICO market its self?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Iota Tip Thread (iota has no tx fees, lets have fun with that) on: September 13, 2016, 05:38:19 PM
So one of the main advantages of IOTA is that no micro payment is too small. Lets have some fun with that. Try to post something of value to others in this thread (probably humor but not necessarily) and if someone posts something of value to you than send them some iota.

The 2 Rules:
Every post must be concluded with an address for tips to be delivered to (Please use "code" tag);
And no tip is too small!

If you do not have any iota to play with try posting something here that others will appreciate, and no matter how little they send you, you can probably split it up into a million times as many parts as you need in-order to to turn around and tip others. I was kind of hoping this could be our better more fun version of a faucet.

Do you think this thread is a good idea? Than send tip here Grin:


7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Censorship Resistant Vanilla WoW Character on Blockchain (Nostalrius Solution) on: September 09, 2016, 06:30:45 AM
Many of you may be aware of the Nostalrius debacle. For those of you who aren't allow me to summarize.

The story:

Nostalrius was the largest, most popular and most respected vanilla wow private server of all time. It became so popular that Blizzard threatened them with legal action and forced the devs to shutter the project. So many people were enraged and heart broken that it turned into a PR shitstorm. Hundreds of thousands of people lost countless hours of time investment. The characters were never recovered.

The problem:

The community is afraid to commit to a new sever because they are afraid it will just happen over and over again. Now you think, why not just switch to a new server. The obvious answer is you would be lv 1 again. So why not just make a server where everyone is level cap right away? Well you could do that but it would rob the game of so much of its soul. The leveling and gearing process segregates the community in a way that is healthy and good.

The solution in a nut shell:

Private servers will periodically publish a database containing all of the character data (probably 10gb or less for a million users) for all of their users while simultaneously publishing a hash of that data on the blockchain. Servers that all play by the same rules and trust each other can federate and the same character could be accessed on any server that was a member of the federation. Your character would "live" on the blockchain, so to speak, making it censorship resistant. Blizzard could censor any server they wanted but they would only ever be hacking at the branches while the roots (our characters and their progress and achievements) are as timeless and immutable as the blockchain they live on.

The technical specifics:

Too be added tomorrow. It is getting late.
8  Economy / Digital goods / WTS $20 Amazon Gift Cards - Asking Face * 0.98 - 2 In Stock - Strong Reputation on: October 07, 2015, 07:51:36 PM
Asking face * 0.98 converted using at the time of purchase.

Rep Thread:
9  Economy / Currency exchange / Bitcoin for gold in the mail. Orderbook and escrow service. Very strong rep. on: September 14, 2015, 04:31:50 AM
The pitch:

I will be offering the ability to acquire bitcoins simply, cheaply and without the need to interface with the banking system.

The following will be all one need do in order to acquire bitcoin via my service: Purchase a 1/10th ounce coin or bar from your local coin shop; Use this thread to fill a buy order; Wait for confirmation that the buyer has delivered the requisite bitcoin into my escrow account; Send the 1/10th ounce coin standard post to my po-box; Wait for the bitcoins to be released to the address of your choice.

Gold is so value dense that postage will be a mere 49 cents. Unfortunately there is the extra step of driving down to the coin shop but one must do what one must in-order avoid men in black masks crashing through their windows at night.

The details:

I will run a public order-book on a google drive spreadsheet. Interested parties may place bids, asks or market orders for 1/10th of an ounce of 999 fine gold. Orders will be placed via replies in this thread and processed in the order they are received. When an order is matched payment will be requested from the bitcoin seller. If bitcoin payment is delivered than the gold seller will be notified and asked to send a letter to my po box containing details of his order and a 1/10th ounce gold coin or bar. When the gold arrives at my po box I will forward it to the bitcoin seller and release the bitcoins to the gold seller. If the gold seller does not uphold his end of the arrangement, the bitcoins will be returned, and you may place another order as you see fit. The violator will be banned from using the service until they make restitution to the other party for the time they wasted. Low reputation individuals may be required to post a small bond. Probably just a couple of dollars worth of bitcoin. This is basically an anti spam measure and wont be enacted unless fake bids and asks become a problem.

As for my fee, that will come in time but not until after the project has been successfully bootstrapped.

Gold senders will be required to take a few basic precautions against theft from postal employees. To do this, take a stack of several sheets of paper, fold the stack in thirds, and tape the gold well to the inside of the bundle. Place this bundle inside of the envelope rather than leaving the gold loose and tumbling around. The thicker the stack the better.

You may begin placing orders or alternatively discussion will be welcome in this thread as well. Things you would like to see. Problems you may anticipate. Even just a post to let me know if this is the sort of thing you would be interested in. All non troll comments welcome. If you are interested in seeing this project succeed than this thread will require many bumps Smiley.

My reputation thread:

The orderbook:


What about fake gold? - I have a pretty good amount of experience dealing in gold and silver. I am unaware of any 1/10th ounce fake gold products. Nevertheless I will be using digital calipers and a scale to ensure that the dimensions and weight conform to specifications. The risk of receiving a fake product at this point approaches 0.
10  Economy / Currency exchange / Anyone interested in a bitcoin for [s]cash[/s] gold in the mail escrow service? on: September 12, 2015, 03:20:12 AM
Please continue discussion here:

So I've been trying to think of a way to leverage my strong reputation here on the forums. Trying to think of a niche that could be filled. And I had this idea.

I thought maybe I could run an orderbook where people could place bids, asks or market orders and when ever an order was matched one party could send me bitcoins and the other cash in an envelope in the mail. I would subtract my fee and forward the funds two the respective parties. It would be a 0 hassle way to buy or sell bitcoins without being involved in the banking system and without fear of being scammed.

Also does anyone have any input on the legality of such an arrangement? Would I be considered a "money transmitter" and require a "money transmitters license"? It doesn't seem like it should since its just cash in the mail. That would make gradma sending her grandson a birthday card a money transmitter.
11  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Could this idea address the scalability issue? on: April 18, 2015, 01:24:57 AM
So as I understand it we have a solution for how to do trustless micro-payments in bitcoin. See here: What we are going to do is leverage up this concept. From the website.

The micropayment protocol allows one party (the client) to make repeated micropayments to another party (the server). It works in two stages. Firstly, some value is locked up with a multi-signature transaction that places it under the control of both parties. The parties collaborate to create a signed refund transaction that spends all the value back to the client, but is time locked using the nLockTime feature of the Bitcoin protocol. This ensures that the refund wonít become valid until some period of time has passed (currently, one day).

The refund transaction is prepared in such a way that the client gets a fully signed copy before the initial multi-signature transaction (the contract) is sent to the server. In this way, we avoid a potential crash/attack that could cause the client to lose money - once the client receives the refund transaction, only then is the money locked to both parties control. If the server halts at any point in the protocol, the client can always get their money back.

Once the refund transaction has been obtained by the client, it transmits the multi-signature contract to the server which then signs it and broadcasts it, thus locking in the money and opening the channel. To make a payment the client prepares and signs a new copy of the refund transaction that refunds slightly less money than before. The signature is sent to the server, which then verifies the signature is correct and stores it. The signature uses fairly lax SIGHASH modes so the server has a lot of leeway to modify the refund transaction as it wishes, but normally it will just add an output that sends back to its own wallet.

In this way once the payment channel is established, a micropayment can be made with just one signature operation by the client and one verify by the server.

Eventually the client will decide that it is done. At this point it sends a message to the server asking it to close the channel. The server then signs the final version of the contract with its own key and broadcasts it, resulting in the final state of the channel being confirmed in the block chain. If the server doesnít co-operate or has vanished before the client gets a chance to cleanly close the channel then the client must wait 24 hours until the initial refund transaction becomes valid.

This idea is great so long as actors have regular dealings, but what about one time exchanges, or infrequent exchanges between parties. What if for infrequent exchanges, both parties used an intermediary. A trustless clearing house if you will. Alice and bob both have long term open payment channels with charlies clearing house. Alice and bob tell charlie what they believe are the terms of the exchange, charlie makes sure everyone is on the same page, charlie creates two new versions of the contract, one paying paying from alice to charlie and one from charlie to bob. Alice signs the updated contract and charlie signs the updated contract.

Now in order to facilitate competition in the market. Assume that alice and bob chose their clearing house from a long list of service providers. Alice chooses charlie and bob chooses dave. All of the clearing houses have open payment channels with all of the other clearing houses. Alice signs an updated contract with charlie, charlie signs an updated contract with dave, and dave signs an updated contract with bob.

Now im not saying this is the end all be all solution. It's just one possible solution. I do think, unless i have missed something, we can say this is reasonable contingency plan. If all else fails, this is good enough to allow bitcoin to scale as big as we need it to with manageable drawbacks.

Now you might be thinking. "Your solution to bitcoin scalability is BANKS!?!?, we are going to just make bitcoin like the legacy system it is intended to replace in order to save it? This sounds a lot like when bush said we have to kill capitalism to save it." However these clearing houses would not be like banks. They would have very little capacity to get up to mischief. They certainly wouldn't be betting depositors funds on risky investments with 10% reserve for privatized profits and socialist government guarantees against losses. They wouldn't be custodians over your funds. They would just be processing transactions. The most that a clearing house could ever scam anyone is a single transaction. And the whole point is that these are small transactions, if they were very large than they would just be placed on the blockchain.

Thanks once again for humoring my inane ramblings! - Anon.
12  Other / Off-topic / Project Maelstrom - Links, discussion, projects, implications on: April 14, 2015, 11:10:41 PM
Project maelstrom is now in open beta

For starters does anyone have or can anyone dig up some links other than what we get on the main page, a portal, some sort of spider/indexing service, or a search engine?

Other than that, discuss.

*edit* it appears to be closed source. just lost a lot of interest in the project.
13  Economy / Services / Bounties for programming help on: April 11, 2015, 02:20:17 PM
I created this thread because I am stuck on a linker library error but I thought rather than make it just about myself, maybe I could open it up to the whole community.

The way this thread works:

If you are in need of assistance, use the size=x-large and bold tag at the beginning of your post to specify how many bitcoins you are offering in exchange for a correct answer to your question/successful resolution to your problem. Next including a brief summary at the beginning of the post giving people some idea what sorts of languages or specific libraries it involves as well as the gist of the problem so that they may more easily determine, without needing to read your entire post, whether or not they possess the requisite skills necessary in order to be able to answer your question. Example:


Summary: Linker library error when attempting to use GLFW 64 bit windows binaries with "Microsoft visual studio community 2013"

Insert details here.

Please do not use the large text for anything else, that way new questions will stand out from the chatter even at a quick glance.

If you are answering someones question. Please provide a bitcoin address at the end of your post.

Obviously stackoverflow already exists so there is an expectation here that if someone is paying for resolution that the assistant will be a bit more patient and accommodating.
14  Other / Archival / Programming questions and answers with tips/bounties for successful solutions on: April 11, 2015, 02:01:46 PM
Basically I just made this thread because I'm stuck on a linker library error that I have no idea how to solve, but I thought maybe other people who need programming help could use it also. I am prepared to tip anyone who can help me, and I think this thread will probably get more traction and be more useful to everyone if those in need of help tip the people who successfully help them. Not setting prices or anything, just if someone puts effort into helping you and saves you a bunch of time and effort, send them w/e you think is fair within your means.
15  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Is it possable to create proof of stake sidechains? on: March 20, 2015, 12:30:27 AM
It would be very nice to have a functioning proof of stake sidechain just in case proof of work ever failed us. Perhaps some malicious actor produces asics in bulk at a nano-meter scale above the current best. Maybe a manufacturer creating cutting edge devices decides to sell them all to some shadowy alphabet soup agency. Maybe pools that appear on the surface to be distinct entities are actually the same entity. Its not hard to imagine proof of work dooms day scenarios.

The paper talks about a lot of interesting ways that bitcoin could be experimented with, but it doesnt seem to make mention of experimenting with side chains with alternate consensus mechanisms. I wondering if this is because it is assumed that all sidechains would necessarily need to rely on bitcoin miners for security. I mean while that resource is there and basically a public good for sidechains it definitely makes sense to make use of it, but it would be very nice to have alternate consensus mechanisms in sidechains not so much for immediate use, but as a contingency.

As far as I can tell from reading the whitepaper the basic idea is to "lock" your bitcoins in a special transaction on the bitcoin block chain, and then if you wish to ever remove the coins from a side chain you dont actually need to make any sort of transaction for that on the side chain, you just undo that lock on the bitcoins on the bitcoin block chain, and then participants in the side chain will consider the coins that used to be locked to be an invalid input to a transaction on their chain. If I am understanding this correctly than it should be perfectly possible to create alternative consensus mechanisms on sidechains.

Sorry in advance if this was already explained in the white paper and it just went over my head and thanks in advance to the brainiacs who respond to my senseless rambling. Smiley
16  Other / Politics & Society / Intelligence Operatives. Are they here? Make the case. on: February 01, 2015, 02:32:21 AM
The creation of this thread was prompted by this comment

The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.)

I found it to be a very interesting read. I have personally never encountered anyone that I thought was an intelligence operative but I am open minded. If you know of someone who you believe is a counter intelligence operative, make your best case. Alternatively I'll leave this thread open to more general discussion on this topic.

Turning on moderation just to have it as an option in case I decide later but I don't plan on using it.
17  Other / Off-topic / State attack on torrent trackers. Tribler is completely decentralized. on: December 14, 2014, 06:09:17 AM
They just took down the pirate bay. And now eztv is offline. Btjunkie was the best ever and its been killed also. Along with who knows how many others. Tribler is an amazing alternative that's completely decentralized and open source. It has no centralized attack vectors for the state to attack. (its a lot like bitcoin) But for some unknown reason it has almost no community support. This project really should have more community support.

Also just so you know. It doesnt take a lot to become involved in helping out. Tribler has all of the same functionality is traditional torrent software like utorrent, but just by using it instead as your default torrent application for all day to day torrent needs, you will be supporting free speech in a way that isnt possible with more traditional software.
18  Economy / Currency exchange / Buy and Sell Bitcoins for Cash Deposit Into Bank Account on: November 09, 2014, 07:30:06 PM
I'm considering dabbling in buying and selling bitcoins for bank cash deposit if anyone is interested. Lets start out at say 5% over spot for purchases and 5% under spot for sales and see how it goes.

It's a little bit more than coinbase charges but you won't even have to have a bank account for purchases and you wont need to do any of that onerous registration and compliance stuff for sales. I'm basically going to treat it like I'm a localbitcoins vendor. This service will be for friends not the whole world. The moment it gets big enough that I start getting worried about drawing the attention of the jackboots I'll just raise my prices until the volume comes back down low enough for me to feel like I'm safely flying under the radar again.

I bank at wells fargo. If sufficient interest is shown than ill expand out and open accounts in other popular national chains.

Anyway do leave me any feedback you deem valuable. Thanks!

Buy and Sell Bitcoins for Cash Deposit Into Bank Account - Anon136 - 091114

P.S. That is a new address that I'm going to start building reputation on. It's on my trezor. Its also now registered to my OTC Web of Trust account, with the handle Anon136 on the WoT as well.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [XMR] Moderated Monero General Discussion Thread on: September 26, 2014, 03:39:37 AM
This thread is for discussion related to monero. I will be moderating this thread. If you are a troll or fudster donít bother posting here, your post will be deleted. To all others, welcome.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Done something useful for the monero community? Petition for compensation here. on: July 14, 2014, 09:17:07 PM
Confirmed by mod that this is not in violation of the forum rules. See:

It wont be a lot but if you have done something awesome for the monero community without being compensated, ask in this thread and ill send you a little something.

Please do not post an address publicly in this thread. Petition for compensation publicly but only PM me the actual address and only if I ask for it.
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