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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Was Satoshi Nakamoto visionless? on: September 20, 2018, 01:56:45 PM
I'm not sure if satoshi makes bitcoin as an alternative payment system, or with the intention to create the best and most used payment system, but this second option is impossible by the bitcoin nature and i will explain why.

If bitcoin want to become the #1 transactions and payment system it would have to be really more powerfull. If we compare the daily transactions banks vs daily transactions bitcoins, then you will understand why i call satoshi visionless:

Mastercard maintains 99.999 % availability and can process 3.4 billion transactions per day at 38,000+ transactions per second, with an average response time of 140 milliseconds….

Visa is at 24,000 TPS

TPS: Transactions Per Second.

While bitcoin have blocks each 10 minutes with 2500 transactions aprox, that give us an averange of 4 TPS.

We are far away to compete with banks, bitcoin by it self is not able to handle all the transactions the world have, so, maybe is good time to think about the next steps, and get some big goal like substitute banks with btc. But no one say it would be easy  Tongue
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Is Clamcoin the PoS coin with better minning rate? on: September 06, 2018, 01:13:09 PM
Staking is the way with mine PoS coin, and i have seen those coins have different mining rates. Clam gives close to 0.1% daily, and other coins like Reddcoin gives 0.014% daily, so, i want to know which is the altcoin with better staking rate.

If you can share a comparative list or some info about other coins who have similar or better staking rate would be nice.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Bitcoin dark to the moon? on: September 04, 2018, 01:31:54 PM
Yesterday bitcoin dark was close to 0.002btc, today it hit 0.014btc, is a crazy bump and maybe some one on the forum can explain what happen, what was the factors who send this coin to the moon, was only a whale or a big company adopting bitcoin dark?

Share what you think and let us figure out the source of the bump.

4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Quantum computer could kill bitcoin on: September 03, 2018, 04:09:05 PM
I think most of people here in the forum are amazed with technology, and we have seen some technology gets obsolete, well, that could be one scenario for bitcoin. The quantum computes are on the way, and they will be really powerful. If the human create super computers that could be the end of bitcoin because with one simple command you can get all the private keys.

crunch 51 51 1234567890ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvxyz + + + -t 5@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

So, the new technology in some point will become a vulnerability for the old  technology, and developers should be one step forward to avoid this happen.

Share your point of view guys.
5  Other / Meta / The Serious Discussion Board is not "serious" anymore?? on: August 09, 2018, 09:13:59 PM
I`ve just come from the serious discussion board and see topics like this one:

We have noticed that Bitcoin is showing too volatile performance from the last months since it last big Hit last December. Holder are still expectant on what bitcoin has still instore for them. Is Bitcoin Big comeback still has its possibility before the year end? will its track go the same way it goes last year?

Shouldn`t those ones be in the Bitcoin Discussion Board? Well, I totally get that the Bitcoin Discussion board is polluted with all kinds of spammers, but if we don`t contribute with good posting activity and move our threads to Serious Discussion, how are we going to overcome all the spammers-invasion-situation?

I`ve seen also posts like this one:
My vote is yes, for those over 18 years of age. I think all drugs should be available over the counter. Instead of creating black markets for drugs, why not have it open market and just propagandize the dangers?

Wow. That's a pretty even split in votes. We're at 2/2/2!  Shocked

Edit2: 20 / 14 / 17. Legalization of all drugs is winning. Noice.


If it's from the eye, a desire for picture begins when I can make a will on it, something that I saw or the moment I get the idea of what I saw remains as I want.

If it's from the nose, a desire for smell begins when I can make a will on it, something that I smelled or the moment I get the idea of what I smelled to remains as I want.

If it's from the tongue, a desire for taste begins when I can make a will on it, something that I tasted or the moment I get the idea of what I tasted remains as I want.

If it's from the body, a desire for touch begins when I can make a will on it, something that I touched or the moment I get the idea of what I touched remains as I want.

If it's from the mind, a desire for imagination begins when I can make a will on it, something that I imagined or the moment I get the idea of what I imagined remains as I want.

I just want to know what other members thinking about the "will", how it's born and do we need to attach to the "Will"?

Isn`t it belongs to Politics & Society? or... even better, to "Off-topic"?

Now, I`m not talking about the posters. I do understand why such kind of threads are written in Serious Discussion, due to the pollution, again.
But I don`t know then what`s the difference between the two mentioned boards and the Serious Discussion one. All the threads I`ve posted are about generic themes or very generic discussions, I can`t see any "serious" on them. But, of course, that`s just my own perception.

I do have some questions:
- What is the Serious Discussion board meant for?
- Are we losing it?
- What do you think about that, meaning, how to determine what is actually a "serious" discussion and what is not?
- Is that meant to avoid spammers? If it is, then it should probably has a restriction like the Ivory Tower.

...I`m just honestly curious...
6  Other / Meta / Please, mods, stop this on: July 04, 2018, 05:23:58 PM
Recently the meta board has become a beggers fest, either with threads related to the recovery of some banned accounts, or a constant seek of merits.
Some examples just picked from the last couple of days (!!!):

- Another guy complaining about how difficult is to achieve merits even when his/her post-history sucks:
- A guy crying for recovering his account at the same time he's evading the ban:
- Another thread about how to rank-up:
- One teaching us how to earn merits by copy-pasting other ideas and making a pathetic compilation:
... and the list can go and go "to the moon".

The Meta board is one of the favorites to get involved in passionate, thoughtful and great debates. I'm afraid that, if we continue this way, this is going to become another spam-fest board, and I'm sure no one wants that.

So I have some questions:
- Is it ok to report to moderator this kind of posts?
- Is locking them enough? I truly believe those ones need to be trashed, to be honest.
- Do we actually need a dedicated mod in here?

What do you think?
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Ask a Legendary Member whatever you need to know about the forum on: July 01, 2018, 02:06:51 PM
Hi there!
From the last two weeks, we have been discussing a lot about how to improve the forum, how to help others to rank-up, etcetera.
That's why I have come into my mind to create this topic, with the goal of understanding what are the most common worries of the newcomer in here, what do you need to know about the forum itself, what you just can't understand.

There go some rules:
- The questions are meant to be about how the forum works.
- You can ask whatever you need to know about the topic, but if you go off-topic probably you will get no answer.
- Please try to use understandable English, it doesn't need to be perfect but try your best.
- Do not beg for merits, it only will have as a result to end on my ignored list.
- Feel free to ask, nobody is going to judge in here.
- You can also answer other's questions if you feel you know the answer, no matter the rank.
And... Welcome!
8  Other / Meta / Moving threads from board to board in a seek of merits? on: June 25, 2018, 03:27:41 PM
Recently I've found a user encouraging others to move their threads from one to another board just in a seek of merits. Actually, the user has done it several times, from alt to beginners, from meta to beginners, and so. The user also explains to others this behavior as a good way of earning merits:

I have the same sentiments with you.
The intention of merit is to prevent spammers and encourage us to make quality posts.  However, what is happening now is instead of making posts to share your knowledge and learn from one another, the forum community is now posting for the sake of earning merits (especially the low rank members like me).

This is the link of my first thread :

Moved the above thread twice (from altcoin discussion to service discussion (altcoins) to beginners and help).  I moved it because I noticed that the merit distribution on the altcoin discussion threads are fewer compare to other threads.

Those are the threads being moved from different boards:

This is the first time I see something like that, and I just don't know how to feel about the matter. The user doesn't seem to be a complete shitposter, but this attitude is kind of annoying to me.
What do you think? Is moving your own threads all over the forum seeking to earn merits a good attitude?

9  Bitcoin / Legal / Exchangers and new regulations. on: May 28, 2018, 04:05:46 PM
Well, it seems that regulations are taking the direction of controlling the exchangers' users information. Given the difficulty of controlling the cryptosystem, for it is decentralized and, somehow, anonymous, governments are choosing to introduce some new requirements into exchangers, so they can control the identity of the crypto users.
The most recent case I've noticed is the Poloniex one, for the new rules have been implemented since the last week. Now, they ask you for your real name, your place of residence, a pick of your personal official ID, your telephone number, and (the most amazing), a picture of your own face, alongside with a paper in which the date must be written.

Regulations are coming, and they can hit hard the market, I'm afraid. Today every coin in Poloniex appears in red.
So. They can't totally control the coins, but they can control the use you make of a coin.

 If exchangers become a new banking system, then, what's the point of crypto?
10  Local / Servicios / RIP, Poloniex (nuevos datos requeridos) on: May 28, 2018, 03:36:57 PM
Hace unos días recibí un email de Poloniex (uno de los exchangers más importantes en el mundo de las alts) en el cual  se me explicaban nuevos requerimientos para poder acceder a mi cuenta.
Entre ellos, dar mi nombre real; una foto de una identificación oficial, mi dirección, mi teléfono, la talla de calzones y de calcetines.
Además de eso, te piden que te hagas una selfie con tu cara junto a un papel en el que debes escribir la fecha de cuándo te tomaste la foto.
Si no cumples ninguno de estos requisitos, esto te sale en tu página personal de Poloniex:

Me parece francamente alarmante que comiencen con estas prácticas. Ok, quieren mi ID, seguramente por las regulaciones que se han venido introduciendo recientemente hacia los exchangers. Pero, ¿mi cara? ¡Qué necesidad!
Junto con ello, estos nuevos requerimientos de una de las principales casas de cambio de alts del mercado puede provocar que el precio caiga en picado, me temo.

No olvidemos además los recientes escándalos relacionados con la fuga de datos personales, no sólo de Facebook y compañía, sino también la de Dow Jones  o Avanti Markets... en serio, ¿es necesaria tanta información?

El sueño del anonimato parece estar llegando a su fin, me temo. Pueden no regular las crypto, pero definitivamente sí la manera en que te acercas a ellas.
11  Economy / Service Discussion / R.I.P. Poloniex (new face-image requirements) on: May 28, 2018, 03:29:54 PM
Some days ago, I received an email entitled: "Pononiex Account Alert: verification needed"

In the email, they sent me some instructions regarding the new restrictions they're implementing their service. They give me 7 days to send to them both a governmental ID (my passport, for instance) and a photo of my own face along with a paper with the date wrote in it. There is no option if you want to use Poloniex, for in the mean site you will find this:

Given the recent information leaks scandals, it is awesome they ask for a personal photo of your face. Ok, due to recent regulations, the user real name has to be shared, for the law is taking this way. But a pick? What's the point of sharing with them my ugly face? Why is so urgent to them?

Anyway, this is crystal clear to me: RIP, Poloniex. I will no longer use their services, as long as other exchangers continue offering anonymity.
12  Local / Esquina Libre / Fit to Talk, el proyecto libre para aprender inglés on: May 19, 2018, 02:56:25 PM
Hola a todos.

Bueno, como ya saben, el foro en inglés es el más activo de esta comunidad. Con motivo del bajo nivel de muchos usuarios, JetCash, creó un sitio web dedicado al aprendizaje del idioma para los usuarios que no son hablantes de inglés.
Asimismo, estuvimos charlando sobre la sección española, lo buena que es y lo poco meritada que resulta, pues hay pocos por acá, y decidimos implementar una sección de aprendizaje del español en el foro de JC, de modo que se realice un intercambio de enseñanza del idioma y varios de los miembros de la sección inglesa tengan la oportunidad de visitar esta.

Por ello, invito a todos los bilingües y no bilingües a unirse a esto, pues es un proyecto de buena onda para hablar de bitcoin mientras aprendemos algo de inglés y enseñamos español:

A ver qué les parece.
13  Other / Politics & Society / How do you manage yours and others privacy? (POLL added) on: May 18, 2018, 04:15:13 PM
(This is a self-moderated thread, so please, do not enter useless quotes in here, for they will be erased and you will be put on my ignored list.)

Given the recent news about the leaks of personal data on Facebook, I've questioned myself many times about why people don't seem to care about their privacy and other's one.

When you upload a photo or video into a platform, you are sharing not only your face and identity but the faces and names of the others around you. This is kind of annoying how many persons are willing to share any data with any platform, but even more annoying how they share other's data with no previous consent.
It is sadly common when you ask those people about their privacy, they usually answer with the "I have nothing to hide" common phrase. But, I ask:
- Having nothing to hide means to share everything?
- Have you questioned yourself about what you share and why? I mean: this is really necessary to take a pic of the coffee you are drinking, including the people and the place with and where you are at that moment?
- Do you care about the other's privacy when you upload a pic or a piece of information into platforms as Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube? Do you even ask before uploading other's information?
- Why do you share all this data? What do you want to achieve by sharing everything?

What I want in here is to understand why people are willing to share anything in their lives, for I can't. I don't have any Facebook or Instagram account, for I despise anything related to this kind of social interaction. For that, it is really difficult to me to understand why the people are so interested in sharing anything in their lives, and, also, why they don't care about other's life's when sharing also their activity. This is a huge social problem, from my point of view.

So... what do you people feel about your own (and other's) privacy?
14  Other / Off-topic / [2018-05-16] Another Facebook Scandal. New data leak. on: May 16, 2018, 02:16:00 PM
Today we have again the same: another leak in Facebook has exposed the intimate data of over 3 million people. Again, this has been possible by an app, but this time a personality one, in which some sensible data is involved.
Of course, there is a new investigation on the way, and it is probably quite old, for the app was developed in 2007.

Here the link to one of the papers (the new is everywhere):

This is another example of how the people don't care about sharing personal data, even when are related to their personal details and their phycological profile. Whatever Facebook is or not guilty (I think a further investigation should be done on Google as well) what concerns me, again, is the use the people make of such a site.
I don't have a Facebook account due to all the fake news spread in there as a virus, but I can't understand how people don't care even a bit in what they share and why they are willing to tell a platform where do they eat, who are their relatives, where do they go, what do they like...
- Are we living in a society obsessed with obtaining some pathetic "likes"?
- Can the surveillance be stopped in any sense when is your own brother who, happily, takes a picture of you and put it on a platform for everyone to see it, telling the world where and when did you be?
- All those scandals, will awake the people?

What do you think about Facebook and those scandals? Do you believe there is something going on against Facebook? Or, on the contrary, do you believe this is well-deserved and they must be closed down? Why are the people willing to do such tests, to share anything related to their intimacy and their relative's one? Is that the "Brave new world" we are bulding?
15  Other / New forum software / New feature request: a "Report merit abuse button" on: May 05, 2018, 05:58:28 PM
Given the number of farming accounts we have in here, I think this is going to be really useful to the forum system.
What I suggest is to implement a button in each profile in which you can report to mods a possible merit abuse activity, because:
1.- It will ease the work and it will be easier to detect farming alts.
2.- It will clean the meta section of all these accusations against merit abusers (we all see each day new topics related to the point and this is kind of annoying).
3.- It will be under moderation, for not all the accusations related to merit are true.

Well, just an idea. Share your thoughts.
16  Other / Serious discussion / $6,007,468,725,166,940,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 on: April 25, 2018, 04:50:22 PM
That's the amount a hacker generate multiple times with this kind of transactions...

So, it's time to talk about the CVE-2018–10299

As we can see in the article: there was a batchOverflow Bug in Multiple ERC20 Smart Contracts

The vulnerable function is located in batchTransfer and the code is shown in Figure 2. As indicated in line 257, the amount local variable is calculated as the product of cnt and _value. The second parameter, i.e., _value, can be an arbitrary 256 bits integer, say 0x8000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000(63 0’s). By having two _receivers passed into batchTransfer(), with that extremely large _value, we can overflow amount and make it zero. With amount zeroed, an attacker can then pass the sanity checks in lines 258–259 and make the subtraction in line 261 irrelevant. Finally, here comes the interesting part: as shown in lines 262–265, the balance of the two receivers would be added by the extremely large _value without costing a dime in the the attacker’s pocket!

Personally i think ETH lose respect since DAO, and now it proves again how risk is to deal with smart contracts... The problem about them is the smart hackers  Tongue

So, i want to know what people think about this issue and the monumental amount of money made from nowhere.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Fail. on: April 18, 2018, 01:50:46 PM
Please delete this post, i make it by mistake...
18  Other / Serious discussion / Comments: Facebook's Zuckerberg appears before Senate panel ... on: April 10, 2018, 08:46:00 PM
It is happening right now: Mark Zuckerberg is being asked by the Senate about the Facebook personal data issue.

Well, to me this is a historical event, where many stuff of matter is being discussed:
- The privacy of Facebook. When you open your Facebook account, there are several rules (nobody reads them, apparently) where it is specified that all the data you provide will be immediately belonging to Facebook. Even when you delete your account they still store some of your data, but to what end?
- The Facebook mobile app also asks you about having access to your phone data (contacts, ok, but also your personal call history). This is being discussed as I write these lines for, What's the point of doing so?
- The Cambridge Analytica scandal just has thrown some light upon the Facebook's lack of confidentiality. But the discuss having place right now is going much further. How can Facebook team accept the legal conditions of the Alexander Kogan's quiz, even when it was clearly breaking the Facebook "law"?

Mark Zuckerberg is clearly having a bad time in trying to persuade the Senators of the goodwill of his enterprise. But, to me, it goes really far, and I have many many questions:

- Is an enterprise as Facebook responsible for the content people publish on the platform? If I have a private message app, then can I be responsible for what kind of messenger the people sent to each other?
- Is the free of expression more important than the harm it can provoke? For instance, look at how many teenagers have committed suicide due to the cyberbullying they receive from other users. There is some kind of response from the developers?
 - If anyone is making rich by convincing people to share their personal data, can it be fraudulent in any sense?

Some previous thoughts:

- People do not read anymore. They just share whatever they want in order to get some recognition from the people surrounding. The "like" system is certainly sick, but the users and abusers of it are just as much sick as the concept itself. The people is not concerned about their own privacy or even their closed people one. So... Is it a company trouble or a social one?
- If I share anything on the internet, for sure it can be used in many ways. It is how the internet works. So, is the problem about Facebook, or this is just the tip of the iceberg and just shows how little society is prepared for this kind of platforms.

I don't use Facebook. I despise all related to the platform, but, in many ways, I believe this is a historical event. One of the biggest American entrepreneurs is on a trial for "selling data".

What do you think? I personally believe it can be a great debate about the use of the internet and the collect of data.

Nevertheless, It seems kind of ironic the US government is so against Facebook now, even when they ask you to show your social media app when you trespass their boards...
And also, all the senators questioning Zuckerbergs' platform use Facebook to their campaigns...

19  Other / Beginners & Help / A small guide about merits (edited-new ideas added) on: April 09, 2018, 04:06:23 PM
Well, since the begging system (sorry, the Merit system) was implemented, every day we all see new threads asking, begging, getting desperate about how to get those appreciate numbers under the users' names. For those all that feel they deserve merits but, for some reasons, they don't get it, and with the purpose of helping to stop these kinds of threads, here goes some (useful??) advice:

1. When you enter into a community that happens to be there for years, you should be patient. I mean: just read, and learn all that you can about it before even trying to get your place in there. Show some respect for the work of the other users, for they have been in there for years, and you can't just be at the same level by a week of work. So, first advice: be respectful and humble.

2. Asking for some recognition is not going anyway. As much as you ask for something you don't deserve, the less respect you will receive, so, second advice: never beg for merits.

3. The forum is a very big place with a lot of hidden corners, so just explore it fully in order to find where you can be a useful person. Third advice, then: explore the forum.

4. I have done threads offering merits in exchange of knowledge, but most of the people didn't even read well the instructions, and they posted whatever they wanted, most of them off-topic. So, fourth advice: always read well before answering.and, of course, Don't post unless you have something to say.

5. The merit system is relatively new for all. It will need some time to be fully understood and well-implement. Also, many people here are just getting desperate for they don't receive merits, so, fifth advice: do not get desperated. The most you obsessed with merit, the less you will receive. Just chill for a while, relax and read.

6. There are some new users writing really constructive threads, and they have been rewarded. Explore, again, the forum, and learn from them. So, in the sixth place, learn from other users.One example: there are some users here trying to really help Newbies to improve their skills. This is the case of Jet Cash, who has created this website for you people to learn how to write good posts in English.

7. Take care of your personal posting activity. Before meriting someone, most of us always take a look at his/her posting activity in the users profile. This is because the merited people (at least under my consideration) must have a good attitude towards the forum. If your posting activity sucks, probably you will not receive merits as spected.

8. Never NEVER commit plagiarism. If you find something of interest on the internet, then share your thoughts, maybe a resume and then give the link to the original. Copy-pasting will never receive merits, and, also, you can be banned for that.
Of course, there are too many other pieces of advice I can think about. For instance, the language issue. I am not a native-English-speaker, so every day, I try to study and improve it a bit. How? By reading in English (newspapers, books, etc), by studying the English Grammar (there is some app, like Wlingua, really useful to learn a bit per day). If you want to write in another language, then you will need some study (Google translator doesn't work, folks, just try a bit harder). Hey, my English is far from being perfect, but, at least, I do my best!

The biggest problem most of the beggers have is money: they come here into the forum seeking to earn some bitcoin. Well, people, it will take a while, and you will need to work hard. You can't just go into a place and say "Hey, give me some money, I know nothing, I am not willing to learn nothing, but I deserve it!!!"... Um... nop, it just can't work!! So, if you are here just because you think this is going to be easy to earn money, then first learn about Bitcointalk, ok? For in here you have a lot of useful information about cryptoworld and, for sure, you will find your own path if you are willing to learn.

So, last advice: just LEARN. This is free, people, free!

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Share your BTC knowledge for Merits. How to earn Bitcoins on the Internet? on: March 06, 2018, 02:12:52 AM
I will give Merits for those all who show me some real ways to earn BTC on the Internet without investing. This is not about:
- Talking about mining
- Neither Investing
The point is to make a research about websites, or other ways to earn BTC on the Internet.
What I seeking here is for people to share their ways to get some free BTC. The creative ones will be recompensated with merits, of course, if the answer is useful to earn Bitcoins.

Here go some basic rules:
- All users are welcomed (does not matter the rank)
- There are no limits, I will give merits to all valuable, thoughtful and interesting proposal.
- I encourage other members to give merits too to those posts which deserve the recognition.

This is not a merit selling or something related to it. It is just a way to encourage users to think and generate useful content for everybody here (everyone loved to earn some free BTC!!!).

ICOs do not belong here. Neither trading, mining, signature campaigns, faucets, scamming and such kind of stuff. Just be creative and share the ways you use to win some BTC.

I will start. My ways to get some free bitcoins are these ones:

1.- Freerolls on
They offer poker freerolls on  Monday (50mbtc), Wednesday(200mbtc), Friday(50mbtc)

2.-Freerolls on
They offer freerolls every day for 5mbtc.
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