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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / It's stupidity to have thousands in Bitcoin using a software wallet on: February 05, 2024, 05:07:58 PM
If I can start my crypto journey from the scratch, all over again or I have all the money I had years ago I won't repeat same mistake, the first thing that I found very hard to strongly believe back then is...

Spending some money on Cold storage, a Trezor maybe, I use to underestimate this, even when I have heard it multiple times before, yet I choose the easy way out, without even the proper research.

If I choose to spend that money that was hard for me to spend on a hardware wallet then I would have safe myself from some losses.

It's easier to find the definition of Bitcoin online at the time but it's a bit complex to know out of the box that there is something called cold wallet or custodial wallet, it was confusing to me, so I just visit google for answer and yes Legder and Trezor are always the first, instead I went on google play store for bitcoin wallet, I mean, why spend dollars on a hardware wallet when a software wallet can do the same?

This was how I found FreeWallet, I use this to store some Bitcoin, it was easier for me because it required only email login and password, I stumbled on some that ask me to write down recovery seed but it was stressful for me, stupid me, since Free wallet sync with my email I thought that's all that matters and I lost it all, can't log into my account anymore, as if Freewallet swapped my password and log in info.

Things are different now, in fact way better, still if you are new and you want to DCA into Bitcoin, kindly consider getting a Trezor wallet at least, don't keep Bitcoin worth $2000, $10,000 on a software wallet, even if its a open source software wallet I believe this amount is too much for a software wallet, having this much means you can afford a hardware wallet.
2  Economy / Gambling discussion / A hero or a fool? on: December 11, 2023, 10:03:48 AM
I was reading some comments on line today and a story caught my attention, and I want to know how possible this is.

A guy claimed he won $5000 on a poker machine and that's where his addiction began, and when it get to the point that he lost his rent money to gambling he decide to take matters in his one way.

He proceeded by going to gaming commission and had his name banned by himself, ( Someone please tell me how this is possible?) never seen such in my country before. he claimed he still go back to casinos at times and he knew he can't ever win big again, because his name was flagged in the system, and if he win big they won't pay him.

He said he was limited to winning $200, that anymore than this he would have to sign his name and be subject to prosecution for trespassing. He claimed his move took his joy out from gambling real fast, and now he haven't been near a casino in over 10 years.

What do you think? This is an insanely move on oneself to stop addiction, something done right? Would you do the same if such is possible in your country?
3  Other / Beginners & Help / A bad practice that cost a friend everything. on: October 29, 2023, 10:10:31 AM
A friend lost all his Ethereum and tokens two days ago and it came to my attention, this is someone who I shared some tips about crypto wallets with some past months ago, I made sure he generate the new wallet offline and he wrote his recovery seed down, though I was not there with him, we are having the conversation online.

So I was like how the hell he managed to lost his recovery seed to hackers or scammers, he started swearing that he is damn sure he did nothing wrong, and we meet today, looking into his phone and my mind was on the phone, thinking maybe he rooted the phone or something, then I stumbled on his recovery seed been screenshot, that was when I knew he messed up.

He have some picture apps on his phone for meme creations and picture filtering apps, one of this apps have access to his library, including all his photos, and I believe the app scooped the image screenshot, maybe the developer of the app happen to stumble on the picture and decide to steal the fund.

The funds were moved to Binance exchange and sold, we are now hoping that Binance help in this case because he filed complain to them and hopefully the scammer already KYCed on Binance exchange.

Now I am starting to believe that some app creators are intentionally creating useful apps for people to use only to gain access into their files and pictures, this is why when apps ask for some access on my phone I always block them.

This is new to me, but let's take this serious, some stupid crypto wallets still allow taking screenshots, it's wrong, this should be a RED FLAG when installing a crypto wallet on your phone, and as for you and everyone it's a stupid idea to take screenshot of your recovery seed.

Do not be like those average users, take your wallet security very seriously like your life depends on it.

Stop taking screenshot of your recovery seeds, it's basically you storing it online for someone else to see.
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Just like visiting a cinema on: October 25, 2023, 08:08:52 AM
This have been discussed few times before and someone have to do it again maybe often, for those of you looking to become a gambler what is your motives behind it? To make money? Or to have some fun? Here is my advice to everyone of you.

Why not treat casinos the same ways like you are going to the movies or bowling? You are simply paying for the experience and the entertainment, it's either you enjoy it or you may not, can you feel me? You don't know how bad a movie can be until you watched it, so....

Casinos, either online or offline, isn't a place to win money for the 99% of people, but this same group of people want to confused or already confused themselves that they can make money gambling, this isn't the proper way. It's meant to be for fun and not so serious like your life depends on it.

If you want your life to goes on with ease, learn to be a fun gambler and not too dependent on gambling, this is what gets people f**ked, the reality of gambling is you win when it's not even expected, be a responsible gambler.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I just created Bitcoin multi signature wallet for the first time. on: October 18, 2023, 11:09:49 AM
I know multi signature wallet is very good since it requires at least two private keys to sign a transaction but I have some questions, maybe you can help me out? Will appreciate especially if you have used a multi signature wallet before.

I am using this Bitcoin wallet and it has multi signature capability, I thought to my self, why not create one and get experience how this thing actually works? Because all this years I have not put it to practical, so I created one today, I was give three separate keys, my questions are as follow.

1. Does having a multi signature wallet opened just for you only add some more security level to your crypto wallet or it doesn't count? Like keeping all these keys to yourself and storing them offline separately.

2. If I am running a company and we need to use multi signature wallet to store company fund, since creating the wallet in the present of all three of us makes all these keys visible, doesn't that mean I have access to all the three keys? Or I should have take the first key only and pass the phone to the second person to create the next key? And also the third person?

3. If the second question with the answer is valid, what happens if two persons died and you are the only person with just one single key?

Do you think it's not safe to be in multi signature? What's your thought.
6  Economy / Exchanges / Something dangerous we do when using Binance P2P platform on: October 12, 2023, 11:15:24 AM
Now that I see this topic by @_act_

I am starting to believe that this is possible, not even by a professional hacker but a small time thieves, you want to know why I said this? I have been using Binance exchange and also the service they provide through their P2P, and I always see buyers telling sellers to drop their mobile number or else they won't go ahead with the transaction.

Take a look at this screenshot, I took this on Binance P2P service and I am sure that users of Binance P2P must be familiar with this.

Truthfully, if you don't drop your phone number they aren't paying, I know that some are doing this to notify you to release funds after, as some sellers are not serious, they can initial the trade and start doing something else, wasting someone else time, but the truth is this act is out of Binance platform, you break the rules if you decide to do trade with such people, they have your phone number and they can text dangerous link to you pretending to be from Binance.

I strongly believe this is how the victim lost is phone number to strangers, to make some transactions a success, and yet losing your data in the process, I hope this teach people something new today. Roll Eyes
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Is this safe for my crypto wallet? on: October 01, 2023, 11:12:02 AM
I just get a new smartphone lately and I tried using metamask on the phone, but I am concerned about the access that this smartphone is asking me to approve, I don't know if this is safe to approve or not because the warning isn't feeling like a safe thing to do.

App may access files without your explicit knowledge.

Now that doesn't sound like something I should take lightly, have anyone get this same thing before? I don't mind getting rid of the new phone because of this, my last one isn't asking me of this access.

I have ignored this access most times, and the crypto wallet, metamask functioned perfectly, I am also able to make some transactions too, but every damn time I open the wallet this same image pops up. Any solution?
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / Do you have any DCA plan on casino on: September 26, 2023, 09:06:05 AM
It's a shame that I missed the Rollbit token pump, I would have made a lot of money from this token, but I failed to DCA because we are still at the peak of the bear market, my mind was set on after the halving, before I can start buying some more risky assets like casino tokens, I guess I was wrong.

Now I will like to know any not too old casino that's yet to launch their tokens yet, I think the Rollbit team did very well by handling their tokens with good utility for the holders and investors, what will be the next good casino token?

Is there any reputable casino that have plans to release a token? Which is your favorite casino token that you are looking forward to DCA few $$$the into? Do not advise me about how risky they can be, I understand the risk and I am willing to accept any losses.
9  Economy / Gambling discussion / Are no KYC casinos taking risks? on: September 20, 2023, 09:12:59 AM
Fraud cases are becoming a real problem for gambling industry, from schemes like bonus hunting, account farming, account hijacks and illicit chargebacks on the rise I believe that many new casinos aren't prepared for the menace ahead.

Some casinos still believe that not asking for KYC is cool, but it's actually not, I see casinos with no kyc as a red flag because you can't run your business this way without getting into trouble with regulators.

Casinos neglect identity check but little did they know that they can be fined for it, if fraud cases arise from your casino and it's been investigated, your business is going away soon or you pay up for fine. One, for failing to screen customers using the KYC process, two, for possible running of unregistered casino.

Do you think your casino can be regulated without the AML policy? The requirements says it's all, so is it possible that those casinos doing their no KYC stuffs are not even registered? 
10  Economy / Gambling discussion / Fan of casino reviews online? This is a must-read on: September 06, 2023, 10:02:13 AM
So TrustPilot is complete shit at this point,  Angry Angry

Forgive me as I don't know that a popular rating and review platform like TrustPilot can be this blind or maybe it's all intentional I don't know.

My advice to all new gamblers on this forum, do not use Trust Pilot to fund good-rated online casinos, they can't be trusted. I have been seeing TrustPilot for a long time and I don't even know that I will end up using it one day, I was looking for a platform that rates casinos base on good records and good reviews online, that's when someone recommended this TrustPilot.

I was like oh I have been seeing TrustPilot for a long time, just never used them, until I grabbed a cup of coffee and decided to do some surfing, then I found out that the most popular scamming casino on this forum called 1xbit was rated well on TrustPilot.

So if I don't know about Bitcointalk forum and 1xbit I would have though the online casino is a good one. There is no single bad review about 1xbit on TrustPilot and I was like how the hell this is happening?

To cut this topic short, stay the hell away from TrustPilot, I think Coinguru is still a better choice.
11  Other / Beginners & Help / A must read if you are running Crypto wallet on PC on: August 24, 2023, 09:07:03 AM
There is a new danger lurking around PC users that many may not know about, especially those that store Bitcoin and coins on PC wallets, please spare me a little bit of your precious time.

The first set of free softwares we like installing on a PC when we just installed a Windows OS or when we just buy a new laptop or Desktop PC is WinZip and WinRAR, there is something going on lately that I need you to know about, though it's been a month old.

It's easier to just go online and search for Winrar, either it's old version or not, we don't care, they all work very well for extracting files.

Well there is catch, WinRar software is vulnerable to attacks now, there is a problem in this software that lets remote attackers to execute some codes through the affected version on RarLab Winrar.

This vulnerability get your PC compromised without you having a clue.

Before you freak out, there is a fix and it's the simplest of all, just update your WinRar to the latest version and you are good.

Possible Threats if you leave this unfixed

1. Attackers can use this vulnerability to execute codes in the context of the current process.

2. If you don't get rid of left over software on your PC they could be used as a path to get to your files, e.g passwords and crypto-related things on your PC.

3. You can be monitored without you knowing, all your typing like seed phrases and co can easily be known by the attackers, and not even your DEX activities can secure your wallet from getting compromised.  

Bonus Advice

4. 7Zip is open source and it should be your primary choice.
The lesson I personally learned from this is to always keep your software updated, and always get rid of software you don't use anymore, since you don't use them anymore it's easier to feel like you don't need to update them, and vulnerability like this mostly happens with old or outdated software, New Patches gets rid of the biggest problems on computers, it's not something to joke with.
12  Economy / Gambling discussion / I will pass KYC later is a bad idea on: August 21, 2023, 10:32:38 AM
I don't know where some gamblers are getting their confidence from, do you know that online casinos can keep rejecting your ID after you made some high amount of money? Some people cares about winning first before passing KYC, it's cool you believe that you won't always win but the luck comes when we least expected.

Imagine winning and you find it hard to pass KYC, trapping your money on the casino for like ever.

It's not always the casinos fault, I know some are dubious but the thing is KYC verification is something you should first deal with before making your first deposit.

Online casinos can be frustrating at times, some casino won't accept your submitted document even when you haven't make any deposit on the platform yet, so always confirm your identity first.

Submit your identity and wait for approval, do not be in haste to make deposit first, because the identity you submitted without a green approval from the team can still be rejected, take your time to get the passed approval first before proceeding with gambling.
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Glitches still affects online casinos? Or it's the casinos that sucks on: August 21, 2023, 08:36:51 AM
I don't know if anyone have come across such fate when gambling online before, imagine playing a game and the game start freezing after few successful trials, the game just crashes on you and you lose money? Anyone?

Now who is to blame for this? The casino or your internet connection or something else? I've asked this on Twitter and some said it's technical glitches, that's acceptable, but if this costs you some money, all because of technical glitches who is responsible for your loss? What will you do about this?

It's a shame that technical glitches and server errors still happen on some online casinos, games that aren't even graphically intense, they aren't even using lots of data resources to run e.g upload and download speed.

This doesn't happen to me but my very close friend and he is at a loss because of it, im just wondering what I would have done if it happened to me?
14  Economy / Gambling discussion / Slots fever on: August 09, 2023, 09:29:56 AM
The first time I tried slots in my life, I use 1Eur to make 240Euro, this was my most joyous day in gambling, it was so unexpected, I freaked out and freaking lost my mind, since then I started believing that gambling do have some surprises when you don't expect them.

The saddest Slots spinning day was when I use 300$ to spin for hours and had on 20$ left, that was where I finally decided to cash out, I felt bad for a week before I got over it, that was when I started having a gambling limit in mind.

Till today, I have had some losses and also some fine hits, what about you guys? Do you have any Slots spinning story to share? I'm sure some people are more lucky than many others.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Do you think it's a good idea if BTC has smart contract capability? on: August 07, 2023, 12:23:32 PM
I have this discussion with few friends two days ago and I want to share it today on this forum, my friends believe that if Bitcoin has the same potential as Ethereum every crypto projects in this space won't matter and Bitcoin would probably be more pricey in value than what it is today, they also claimed that there won't be a lot of scam projects like today.

I answered them with the following, though they don't really accept, so what do you guys think?

1. If Bitcoin is smart contract active it won't be able to keep it's decentralized part alive because smart contract ability will give access to centralized projects building and running on Bitcoin.

2. Many new projects will tarnish the respect and image that Bitcoin has right now, because meme coins and stupid shit coins will run on Bitcoin and this will make people to lose money, once that happens Bitcoin as scam is just going to get worse.

3. There will be bridges chaos and more money will be lost, the problem will be much more than what it is right now because I believe it's easier to lose money through smart contracts e.g hacks that happens through bridges and other.

4. Bitcoin is perfect as it is right now, adding smart contract or trying to perfected Bitcoin, into all in one would have make it a less noticeable in crypto space, because it will be contending with Ethereum and others, it's best because it's not like other projects.

If you think my friends or I am right or wrong please share your own opinion.

16  Economy / Gambling discussion / Reckless gambling starts after a win round. on: August 07, 2023, 08:02:43 AM
If you are onto gambling for the first time it's not possible to get addicted to gambling because you haven't tasted what winning feels like, you will be consumed by doubts and uncertainty.

But wait till you have a taste, win some money, that's where you start feeling like there is more if you keep digging, is this not where gambling addiction starts?

We have had a lot of conversations about gambling addiction, but I had the same conversation with someone close yesterday and this was my answer to him.

Do you think its possible to become addicted to gambling when you haven't win a dime or after you win?

I think addiction starts after you win, even if it's just once, that's when you start gambling recklessly and you also start betting higher.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A neighbor next door on: July 26, 2023, 07:28:43 AM
If you are aware that your neighbor living next door is into drug dealing and he come seek your advice how to buy Bitcoin, will you teach him?

What comes straight to mind is embezzling the ill-gotten money, but is this even safe? My other neighbor knows I am into Bitcoin and he learned from me, I guess that's how this other neighbor knew, I told him to go meet the next neighbor but he said he is not ready to teach.

What will you do if something like this is happening around you? Why would a drug dealer want to learn Bitcoin if not for a safer haven for running the business?

My mind isn't settled as I keep thinking different things, what is on your mind readers?
18  Economy / Gambling discussion / Between futures trading and gambling on: June 23, 2023, 05:29:06 AM
There are many gamblers that can gamble just to have some fun and make money in the process and there are some that focus on gambling only to make money so I would like to ask such people a question.

would you prefer to gamble in a casino and make some money or learn about futures trading and make some money?

Which one do you actually find to be more easier and I believe that futures trading is also capable of giving someone life-changing money but which one do you believe is less risky than the other?
19  Economy / Economics / SEC fighting for the publics my ass on: June 21, 2023, 08:05:49 AM
So this was the ultimate plan all along....

For real? Now this will confuse many people that thinks that SEC are fight for the public, I knew they are trying to benefit from.crypto, but some fools still believe that they are trying to save us from the hands of people like FTX, now this is all you are gonna get..

A centralized exchange that's in the pocket of the very government entities, brave to all the SEC supporters out here, and those that are too blind to see a thing, even while Binance exchange was a centralized exchange, the government still don't have the power to take over the exchange, it's why they use SEC ro fight CZ, and now they come out with their shit bag platform.

So the existence of CBDC and now the government crypto exchange, what does this tell you? They want the money, they want the bags, it's why they are mad that they aren't a part of crypto space from the start, it's why they hated the new millionaires that operates exchanges right under their noses..

Now these people can really keep track of your freaking lives and money, congratulations.

It's always about the money and will always be, know this and accept peace.
20  Economy / Gambling discussion / Gambling, investment, stocks..... on: June 19, 2023, 11:46:06 AM
Since gambling companies are registered companies, is it possible that they have stocks? Is there anyway to invest in a gambling stock? Or let's say gambling related stocks? I am thinking that if this is possible then this could be one of the ways to get the best out of gambling and investment, I can't help but think that most gambling companies in the U.S are almost successful, only little to none run of out business in few years, gambling is a lucrative business, so I need answers if this is possible. Thanks

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