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1  Other / Meta / A board for Privacy, Security, and online Safety? on: March 06, 2020, 04:03:28 AM
I created a thread a few days ago in the gambling discussion board. Basically we were discussing the issue of KYC with online Crypto casinos. The topic kinda derailed into a conversation about the issue of privacy and why people don't take their privacy seriously... My argument was that people don't hear about why privacy is important and how to take care of their privacy both in the online and offline world neither on the media or on Internet. An average joe only comes across mere VPN ads and nothing beyond that...  At that point, I realized we don't have a dedicated board for Privacy-related discussions and suggested for one in the thread... @o_e_l_e_o kinda agreed with me. Hence why this thread... Should we have a dedicated board for privacy Privacy, Security, and Online Safety? If not why so?

edit: update from Privacy only to Privacy, Security, and Online Safety thanks to @o_e_l_e_o for the suggestion.
2  Other / Archival / t on: March 03, 2020, 07:49:17 AM
3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Multi-accounts, the industry-standard and KYC. on: February 29, 2020, 10:22:16 AM
So a few days ago, user @amelik2 created an accusation thread against FJ (Fortune Jack). Claiming that FJ had basically scammed out around 5 BTC from him with a fake case of multi-accounting. Due to some gap in communications, a potential case was being developed. Basically all FJ initially did was replied with a Screenshot of their TOS and bunch of IP addresses which was pretty vague on how they detected multi-accounts.

The initial impression I got by reading their thread was that only IP logs were being used to establish the case for multi-accounting. If you have the slightest bit of knowledge regarding networking or how ISPs work in general you will know that there are a very limited number of IPs out there. Basically we can't have a unique IP address for each and every one of us... Most of the time an IP address is being shared among thousands if not tens of thousands of users and it isn't an optimal way to establish that people are multi-accounting. You can read more about the subject here:

What I initially thought was that this could be exploited by any casino which has similar TOS, Imagine this. You are the casino, you establish a case for multi-accounts by merely using IP logs, according to your TOS. Let's say you are running low on the bankroll and some user X wins a large sum of Bitcoins and you can't pay that user out. What you can potentially do is bail yourself out by making a fake case against user X by merely showing countless other accounts which have been made by the same IP address, you could even make fake entries in your database to make an even stronger case for yourself. if you had been running for a few years you won't even have to worry about your reputation as one-off cases usually are dismissed by the community. Looks like a lucrative business doesn't it? You keep making money with the house edge and if someone hits a homerun your TOS has got you covered...

However, this wasn't the case with FJ. User @amelik2 was originally betting from his alt account @PatDugan. He got banned on his @PatDugan account, ( you can read about why in the original FJ thread ). He then proceeded to revive his inactive account, which had been inactive for 8 months the same day he got banned and was matched with the same IP address and same betting behaviour. He went on to win around 5 BTC but was then later denied the payout as the evidence was pretty compelling. Something which I agree with but this thread isn't about the @amelik2's case or FJ but rather the industry standard of how cases for multi-accounting are made and how you are already gambling your money away before you even place a bet on some random Crypto casino online.

Multi-accounts and the industry-standard:
Most online casinos dealing with FIAT require you to perform a KYC before you can deposit or place a bet on their platform. This process should weed out potential cases of fraud later down the line. It is industry standard for a reason because it works. The question is should Crypto Casinos/Bookmakers adopt the same standards for detecting multi-accounts and preventing fraud? TBH I'm not entirely sure. The very purpose of these casinos/bookmakers is to facilitate the crypto community. If they are going to implement a KYC before deposit then there isn't a unique selling point for them. Having said that there is no way to prevent abusers from abusing their promos if they don't use something like KYC... The UIDs ( they are like IMEIs but for PCs ) can be manipulated ( something I suggested in the FJ thread but requires some knowledge to do it ), IPs, as discussed above, aren't the best way to link multiple accounts. KYC does seem to do the trick for both the user and the service provider as it kinda ensures nobody is getting screwed end of the day.

I'm interested in hearing the opinion of you guys. Should these casinos adopt a KYC first policy, the industry-standard? If not then there is nothing stopping them to screw users over and vice versa. Without KYC both are parties are at risk of getting screwed over by each other. The users could find ways to create multiple accounts and casinos can bail themselves out by creating fake cases. So having a KYC first policy does seem to work.
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Looking for a Full Stack developer Partner. on: February 24, 2020, 09:50:09 PM
I'm looking for a full-stack developer partner for one of my projects. I can't give out much at this point but we will be working on a news aggregator website of sorts with a twist... something like The partnership will be on 50-50 split terms. I will even consider paying for your development time if the project gets traction. I will handle the Design and Investment side of things which this project will require. I will also cover the domain and hosting cost of this project. If you are interested in working with me and want to know more about the project feel free to get in touch with me, Do link in your past work it will be appreciated.
5  Bitcoin / Press / [20-02-2020] Attorney General Says Banks Can’t Refuse Services To Crypto Firms on: February 21, 2020, 10:51:02 PM
Quote from:
Israel’s Attorney General refutes court’s blanket ban on crypto related transactions in banks and financial institutions. The AG disagrees with the two-year long blanket ban on banks dealing with crypto payments stating that “each case should be handled individually to check for any case of money laundering

Personally I think it's a dumb move, Especially with what goes on in the region... I have to say it can be used to fund the terrorists, it's a no-brainer at this point... What are your thoughts? Do you think people in Isreal should be allowed to use cryptos given that more than a million Palestinians hold citizenship of Isreal and the political mess the region is in?

After looking at this conversation with a fresh set of eyes I believe this move should be welcomed. People should never give up their freedom for a false sense of security.

6  Other / Meta / Theymos's kryptonite: Spoiler! Tags! Incoming! on: February 01, 2020, 04:57:10 PM
Ok, I'm sorry for creating a clickbait title but for the nth time can we please have spoiler tags? I did a quick google search: "spoiler tags" the following topics popped up.

Never once we have got a response from theymos on this. An official word on this would be appreciated. Has the spoiler tag something to do with the security of the Forum? If so I totally understand why it's being left out. It would be a nice addition tho if we can get those tags. I know you can do a redact trick to the text but this request is more for the purposes of images and other items such as lists.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin, Climate Change, and the Kardashev Scale. on: February 01, 2020, 01:10:29 PM
Note: The idea behind this thread is to separate facts from myths around this subject. Every now and then we get an article claiming how Bitcoin is contributing to Climate Change etc, I want to put this issue to rest once for all. Please keep in mind this thread isn't about whether Climate Change is real or not, So Anything beyond the scope of this topic will get removed. So without further ado let's begin.

What is Climate Change?

Before we get to what is climate change, we need to define what is climate? Simply put, Climate is the average weather, typically over a period of 30 years.[1] So any major changes in the weather system get classified as climate change. E.G If it never snowed in an area for the past 30 years and starts snowing regularly it can be defined as Climate change. The words Global warming and Climate change have been used so interchangeably that it has become one big mess! We no longer can differentiate between the two, The moment we hear the word Climate Change, All the negative things which have been linked to Global warming come to our mind. We need to separate these first. Global warming simply means ever-increasing average temperature around the globe while Climate Change is a term used to describe changes in the average weather system of a region.

Earth has its own natural Climate Change cycle which is caused by the axial rotation of the earth, movement of the continents, volcanic eruptions and sun's solar cycles.[2] But the question here today is can Humans cause Climate to Change? The Simple answer is Yes! We have the means today to change the climate of a region. Whether it's turning deserts into farmable land [3] or Destroying Antarctica. Today we have the technology to do both. What I mean to say by presenting these examples is that Climate change isn't necessarily always a bad thing. It just shows how far we have come in terms of technology in the last 10,000 years. From Inventing Farming to having the ability to control the climate ( to some extent ) itself.

Global warming can cause the Climate of a region to change but this thread isn't about global warming itself or the harmful effects of it rather I want you to see it as a technology which can be used in the future to terraform Mars and other planets. Just like a nuclear weapon, it can make us go extinct or help us terraform other planets, Besides being a clean source of energy. This is something which needs special attention from us. If we don't handle it with care the results can be deadly. That is all I'm going to say about Global warming as I don't want this thread to head towards a global warming debate.

Bitcoin and Climate Change?

We all have come across some articles which claim Bitcoin's network now consumes XXX TW of Energy, similar to the Energy consumption of an X country and then they ramble about how the current means of energy production lead to Global warming and an unfound link is made afterwards between the two. Anybody who has dipped their toes in the world of Bitcoin Mining knows your $ KW/h will decide how long your mining operation will last or if you can mine at all. Mining Bitcoins at profit means you have to look for cheap electricity something which isn't available to all. Anything above 5 cents KW/h means your payday will depend on the price of Bitcoin when your bills are due, it can go either way. If you check the cost of electricity around the globe you will only find a handful of countries where the public has access to cheap electricity.[4] So how do these people mine at a profit you may ask? Good question. The answer varies from person to person, Some might strike a contract with their local energy producers to get electricity at much cheaper rates than others. Some ( a lot ) might have access to renewable energy. Fun Fact a recent study done by CoinShares suggests 74% of Miners use Renewable sources to mine Bitcoin.[5] Which only makes sense given there are only handful of countries where people have access to less than 10 cents KW/h.

We often forget that "Necessity is the mother of invention". For Bitcoin to exist it is necessary for its Network to exist. This Necessity of Bitcoin brings forward innovation, Ever since the first ASICs became available to the public their efficiency has only increased. This, in fact, has been shown in the recent study done by CoinShares. I highly suggest reading their findings: I'm gonna leave a screenshot to give you an overview.

Like any economic free market, the competition will drive out the inefficiencies in the system. The inefficiency in Bitcoin Miner's case seems to be the cost of Electricity, at least that's what the data suggests. There is only so much which can be done to the ASICs on the miner's end, the most you can do is try different firmware modded by the community. So looking for ways to reduce the cost of electricity only makes sense. I don't see how someone can claim that bitcoin contributes to climate change or global warming just because bitcoin's network consumes XXX TW of electricity. Unless you can show us the data which presents a different story ( which I doubt ). Most of this energy comes from clean renewable sources and the renewable penetration will only increase. The best argument you can make is along the lines that the amount of energy used by bitcoin's Network to append a ledger is somewhat inefficient. This is what I will address next...

Bitcoin and the Kardashev Scale

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Kardashev Scale. The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy they are able to use.[6] There are 3 types of civilizations, Type I, Type II, and Type III.

Quote from: Wikipedia
  • Type I civilization, also called a planetary civilization—can use and store all of the energy available on its planet.
  • Type II civilization, also called a stellar civilization—can use and control energy at the scale of its stellar system.
  • Type III civilization, also called a galactic civilization—can control energy at the scale of its entire host galaxy.

We have still to reach the Type I status, though some say we are close ( in the next 200 years ) to achieving this status. I will let the gurus debate this as we are not here to debate when we will achieve this milestone but rather what this means for Bitcoin/Blockchain. Two popular schools of thought have emerged POW ( Proof of work, Satoshi's vision ) and POS ( Proof of Stake ) in the cryptosphere over the years. I align myself with POW rather than POS ( for reasons which are beyond the scope of this thread ). Anyway Bitcoin's network is based on POW rather than POS. One of the main arguments against POW is it being inefficient because it uses a lot of energy for purposes of merely appending a ledger while the supporters of POW suggest that it prevents 51% attack on the Bitcoin's network and secures the bitcoin's network. Which to me makes sense, No one can overnight get access to TWs ( TerraWatts ) of energy and hashrate to manipulate the bitcoin's ledger. While we have seen exchanges get hacked overnight, Flash crashes etc which for me makes the POS a lot more vulnerable to manipulation.

Given that a Type I Civilization will have access to all of the energy available on their planet, Energy consumed by Bitcoin's network is pretty insignificant in the bigger picture and can be justified by the mere fact that they will have access to abundant clean energy. To put this into perspective earth receives about 174,000 TWs ( TerraWatts ) of energy from the sun each second, while Bitcoin's network consumes around 75 TWs per year [7] Shocked ... All of a sudden what appears to be an inefficient system handling global payments becomes extremely efficient. As for a Type II civilization, the number is meaningless, to say the least. For a Type III Civilization, lets just not go there.

The point of presenting these figures is that there are no Facts behind these news articles, they are often written to spread FUD in the market. Manipulating people into their agendas. They don't have the figures to back what they claim. What I need you to take away from this thread is always verify their claims, see where they are getting their numbers from because the numbers don't lie and that's what Bitcoin is based on in its core, numbers. So anytime you read another article claiming how bitcoin will/is destroying earth remember to keep calm and hodl strong Wink

8  Other / Beginners & Help / [Guide] How to get genuine windows 10 ISO and why? on: January 28, 2020, 11:40:01 AM

Last night I was installing windows on one of my machines while watching the installation go through a random thought popped in my head. I quickly went ahead and googled People running pirated windows, I couldn't find official statistics from Microsoft which is understandable as it will give bad press to them but I did manage to find some alarming figures... This article[1] from Indiatimes showed up in one of my search results. According to a Microsoft study in Asia around 91% Of PCs Sold In India Run On Pirated Windows 10, And 85% Of Them Come With Dangerous Malware. The story doesn't end here.

Quote from: IndiaTimes
The software piracy levels in some countries is unbelievably high. According to Microsoft's report, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand reported 100% piracy in brand new PCs purchased off the shelves.

India was next in line with 91% pirated Windows coming pre-installed on brand new, box packed computers and laptops. That's not all. In India, 85% of PCs that came with a pirated version of Windows 10 pre-installed were also loaded with dangerous malware, including backdoor software that could be used by hackers and bitcoin miners that secretly utilize your PC's power and performance for someone else's use, according to Mary Jo Schrade, Assistant General Counsel and Regional Director of Digital Crimes Unit in Asia at Microsoft in Singapore.

This totally blew me away... These people don't earn enough already and if they are becoming a victim of a scam through no fault of their own. The least we can do is warn them. If you are running a pirated version of Windows please do yourself a favour and get at least the Genuine Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft! This guide will show you exactly how you can get the Genuine Windows 10 ISO via a Direct link. Microsoft has been a dick for a few years now and is pushing one of its download tools for downloading windows 10 but this guide will show you how to work around that and get the ISO file instead. Before someone jumps in and says use Linux, Not everyone can jump platforms overnight. There are countless reasons that have been discussed before and I don't want this discussion to head there.

Things to think over before we begin:

  • If you have created a wallet on a pirated windows consider it compromised. I will suggest creating a new wallet after installing the new windows and moving your Bitcoins to your new wallet. Bonus points if you upgrade to Segwit.
  • Consider all of your passwords compromised aswell. I will suggest creating new passwords for all of the websites you are registered on. Trust me its worth it. Read this guide from @GreatArkansas.
  • Consider investing in an OEM Windows key. They usually go for around $5-$10. Stay away from windows activator. If you can't buy an OEM key try to live with the watermark.
  • Consider staying away from Cracks, Look for free opensource alternatives for your needs.
  • Consider formatting all of your drives/Previous data. A fresh start will only help.

Have a suggestion to add into this list? Feel free to leave it below.

Let's Begin, shall we...

1) Goto this URL:

2) You need to enable the Responsive Design Mode on your browser. If you are on firefox/Chrome/Opera you can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + M after opening your console.

3) Select an Apple Device from the Dropdown menu and refresh the page.

4) Select the Latest Windows Version and choose your appropriate language. Click confirm.

5) Choose the appropriate architecture 64-bit or 32-bit and start your download. Most of the PCs support 64bit architecture these days but you can still make sure your CPU is compatible by googling " ( CPU model ) 64-bit support "

Burning the ISO with Rufus and some thoughts.

Once your download has completed. Head over to and download the latest version. I won't recommend any other ISO burners as Rufus is OpenSource. Don't use any other shady ISO burners as they can insert all sorts of malware while burning the ISO. I will highly suggest following this video: as it includes everything you need to know while burning the ISO file. I will also suggest putting some time in learning how to install windows by yourself, There are plenty of youtube tutorials/guides around which take you step-by-step through the entire process. In the world of Cryptos, you trust no one except yourself. So don't let anyone install it for you. If you truly believe in Bitcoin then respect the ideas behind it.

P.S Microsoft used to publish their ISO's Checksum but for some reason has abandoned it altogether. So if your network is already compromised then there is no way of verifying the ISO you are downloading from Microsoft is indeed legit. In the long run, you should consider moving to a Linux based Environment.

Note: Feel free to translate this thread for your local board.

9  Other / Meta / Policy on users like this guy? on: January 13, 2020, 05:22:29 AM
User cheezcarls:;u=254229

All this guy does is shitpost articles from beincrypto. Comes up with a few sentences and boom He is done for the day... This behaviour of his started from November 06, 2019. This guy has hardly engaged in any other threads ever since...

This guy's posting history:;u=254229;sa=showPosts

Shouldn't these threads be getting nuked? What about a Temp ban? From what I believe this guy is getting paid to create backlinks for beincrypto. I can understand if the guy was sharing articles from multiple sources to pad his sig posts but he hasn't used another source from the past few months... Also, most of his threads belong in the Press section instead of bitcoin discussion and he has got away with them so far... Thoughts?
10  Other / Serious discussion / Cryptocurrencies will lead to anarchy? on: January 11, 2020, 04:57:13 AM
So I have been thinking about this for a few days, I can't seem to paint a clear picture of how things will pan out once Cryptos have been "mass-adopted". Do you think we will end up with Anarchy or we will come up with something to ensure "social order"?
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Link Quote to External URL? on: December 28, 2019, 06:21:43 PM
I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to Direct the "Quote's Upper Text" to an External URL. By default when you quote someone, the URL points to their original "post/message" is it possible to direct it to an external URL?

The code I have tried but doesn't work as intended. Is there something which I am missing?
[quote author=Website Name date=123456789] example text [/quote]
12  Other / Archival / Test thread on: December 26, 2019, 07:16:48 PM

13  Bitcoin / Project Development / Blockchain Android App store? Throwing an idea into the world. [Rant] on: December 08, 2019, 01:06:52 PM
Rant: Long story short, I developed a game for android and it had BTC payments in it. It got rejected on the play store because it gave out "crypto" payments which google don't seem to like for some reason. This made me think we don't have a blockchain-based AppStore and Giants like Google can screw over indie developers like me. People don't like to download APKs from a Random URL generally and there is basically no way of verifying the APKs. What I am proposing is an AppStore, based on blockchain, Basically, it will act as Storj but at the same time it will verify app code for malicious "code". I can't develop something like this on my own cuz I am terrible with c++ nor do I have sufficient knowledge of blockchain to pull off something like this. I am just throwing an idea out into the world.
14  Other / Ivory Tower / Can you prove Randomness? on: November 21, 2019, 02:27:38 PM
I personally believe that there is no such thing as "Random". Science is basically the study of Patterns. For the Patterns, we can't identify yet we through in the words like "Random / Chance/ Luck/ Chaos" etc. It's the equivalent to the word "Magic". I'm not a determinist btw. It's just our lack of knowledge at this point. One day given that we have enough resources to identify these "Random Patterns", they won't be "Random" anymore. So my question is why do we even use words like "Random" when we can't even prove Randomness exists...
15  Other / Ivory Tower / Where greed comes from? on: October 11, 2019, 04:52:05 PM
We often blame it on human nature, but is it truly the case or is it a result of this "Social system" which has been going on for thousands of years? we are often told that early humans only survived because they learned to work together as a group if that was the case how did the idea of "having more" got into us?
16  Economy / Services / ENVISION GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT SERVICES on: September 05, 2019, 07:21:33 AM

17  Other / Archival / test on: September 04, 2019, 01:04:28 PM



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