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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Scammer: Alex from BitDice Casino: 38BTC ($475k AUD) With-held for 2+ Years on: June 02, 2019, 09:58:19 AM
Scammers Profile Link:;u=238641 - Alex - Owner of BitDice Casino

Reference Link:

Amount Scammed: Approximately 38BTC

Proof of Payment:
What's your opinion on how we should proceed with those funds (38BTC). We can confiscate them (and add them to investors bankroll, I do not need his money) as he clearly broke our rules and we are able to do this. However considering that we didn't lose any money to him that's a bit harsh, still, I'm not sure whether we should release or confiscate it as I have concerns about how legit those funds are.

What happened:
> In the periods of 2014-2015 at the age of 15-16 Years Old, I ran Investor-Based Games which were advertised in the Gambling section of this forum.

> As a consequence of this, at the age of 17 years old (a minor) my information was publicly released to the bitcoin community, for what I believe to this day, was NOT a crime, since I advertised these games in the appropriate gambling sections and put the necessary statement of risk in the Terms of Service, which everyone should read before using a service that promises to "double your money" or offer obviously-ridiculous returns.

Though in saying this, I do not say this to justify my actions during this period of time, and do not agree that it is an honest income. Just like I do not agree that operating a casino is honest income, as it preys on the weak-minded and labels it as entertainment.

Moving on...

> Shortly following, I illicitly gained access to the bitcointalk account for about 30 minutes before putting the login information in the signature of the account, which resulted in the retrieval by BitDice casino approximately 1-2 hours later. No financial damage was caused to BitDice casino.

> I had gone on a hiatus from crypto communities & focused on my final years of schooling and while studying crypto trading from 2016 onward.

> On March 09, 2017 (almost 2 years onwards), I had approximately 38BTC in the BitDice Casino in an account which I had played on for over a year without issues. This amount was confiscated and justified by the aforementioned events being:
1. Investor-based games that had absolutely no relation to Alex from BitDice casino, 2-3 years prior.
2. The temporary breach of the BitcoinTalk Account in 2016 which caused absolutely no damage what so ever to the BitDice casino financially or in any other way shape or form.
In the thread linked to the date above, Alex had asked the community whether to release the funds to me or reimburse them to my "victims" from 2014-2015 (again, 3 years prior to confiscation) before realising that half of my victims, were only me pushing volume through my games anyway. This fact gave him the realisation that I was going to get something back either way, whether it be the full amount or just over half of it. This lead to his final decision to keep the entire amount.

I had fought and fought on this thread for days, defending actions again from years prior that had nothing to do with dogedice and if did had no where near an impact on him or his casino. I gave up...and took another break from crypto, as my past as a mischievous child obviously wanted to continue to haunt me.

> In May of 2017, I signed up to with the handle "Cryptorealm" which I used to take loans for trading in an attempt to recover from the theft of my small trading fortune. The community here was well aware since the beginning of my past, my identity was public and known. I had nothing to hide.

> During September of 2018, I explained my entire past to the community in one of my BTCPop loans. Detailing almost the entire chain of events so that I could put the discussion to rest in my future loans.

> Today, on the 2nd of June 2019, I am calling Alex from BitDice Casino to provide the necessary information to pursue him legally.

Additional Notes:

Since I was robbed by Alex at BitDice casino, I have not fallen from my crypto-horse. In fact, my journey and abilities have only become stronger, in much better (and more ethical) ways than before. I have:
- Gained control & ownership of 2 legitimate community cryptocurrency projects (refuse to disclose for obvious reasons UNTIL this case is over)
- Taken over 40BTC in BTCPop trading loans over a period of 2 years and paid over 3.5 BTC worth of interest and fees.
- Formed a close network of fellow entrepreneurs, traders and project owners, who support me and my work.

The above has allowed me to continue live a crypto-based life, quit my job, all of my education & studies, and live with the money I make from trading, which to this day I am extremely grateful for. While I have remained stagnant with $10-$30k capital every month, my prospects have only grown. I have not gone up anywhere close to 38BTC, and had many close calls down, while paying for offline expenses, building projects and doing what I love, trading crypto. But now, I am at a point where I can't stand to continue on this journey knowing that Alex from Bitdice is keeping me from unleashing the potential that I have dreamed of unlocking for over a year know. I know my capabilities, my skills, my experience and myself.

All I am asking, is for the ability to take back what is mine. I am requesting that Alex from Bitdice gives me the necessary information to allow me to proceed legally. I have waited and lately HOPED for his make-believe legal action threats to come true. Now, I am ready to make the first move.

I have already received legal advice from many third-parties. I have completed a lot of research since I was robbed and I know almost certainly that I will win hands-down when the evidence is produced in court. If it takes consequence of my childhood mischief, then so be it. That is life.

Thank you for reading.
2  Economy / Scam Accusations / Dzeros HYIP GAME Repayment Thread -- Make Compensation Claims Here on: March 15, 2017, 02:11:05 PM
please do not post unless you have a claim or a valid comment to add. I would like to keep this thread as clean as possible in order to make processing claims easy and fast. If you want to discuss, discuss here:


Since Alex/ refuses to escrow the 38BTC he confiscated from me or return them to me to operate this repayment thread myself, He will be in charge of making repayments for the claims made in this thread.

This thread will EXPIRE after 1 month for amounts UNDER 0.05BTC. I am hoping that the remaining funds after as many compensation claims that have been made within 3 months can be released to me though obviously this is Alex's choice. Any amounts over 0.05BTC will still be refunded if they are claimed after the 1 month period even if the funds are released back to me.

This thread is strictly for the repayment of the HYIP games operated by the alias 'dzeros' and any accomplices with such programs. I want to first very clearly outline that the websites that are included in this thread seized operation in 2013-2015, and the terms of service very clearly stated that all "investments" were RISKS and that you may not get your money back. Though, due to circumstances that I am pressured against, while I still stand by the terms of service that should of been read, I am offering 38BTC worth of compensation for these websites IF that much BTC is claimed.

Some programs will have higher return %'s than others, due to partners who took higher/lower %'s of profit, and some sites being purely operated by myself. I have the right NOT to disclose partners that are not already known unless there is any legal forces that demand to know these partners.

I want to also be very clear that all of the profit made from these websites or reasoning behind their seizure was gambling. I admit, I had a very problematic gambling problem in this era and these sites very heavily funded my addiction. Obviously, I have somewhat overcome this (playing with only my own funds and what I can afford to lose) and I know that paying for my previous problems eventually has to be done.

Below are the Investor Based Games that are eligible for compensation in timeline format, as well as the compensation rates available for anyone who invested in that program.
I also want to highlight that since the last program (2015) bitcoin price has surged 300-400% and this HAS NOT been taken into consideration in regard to the compensation rate.

Program/Compensation Eligibility List: - Operators: DZeros - Year Operated: 2014 - Compensation Rate: 100%
This site was created from a HTML themeforest theme (NativeChurch) which was heavily modified and recreated into an investment platform. I was the only operator of this site, it was completely manual and non-automated, and earned returns via Primedice. Once I busted the site closed, obviously I take full responsibility for this website and therefor offer 100% compensation rate.
BTCBackers - Operators: DZeros - Year Operated: 2014 - Compensation Rate: 100%
This HYIP was bought to you thanks to Quickseller, who sold me the account 'niothor' which enabled me to operate this site. The site was another HTML based script created from a themeforest theme. It did not do well, I do not expect many people to claim compensation for this site as it did not go past 1BTC~ holdings from what I can recall
BTCGains - Operators: DZeros - Year Operated: 2014 - Compensation Rate: 100%
Another HTML based script, another edited themeforest template. 100% compensation offered as there were no partners and this was purely my site. - Operators: DZeros/Michaeladair - Year Operated: 2014 Compensation rate: 72.5%
This site was originally created with the script, though heavily modified in order to be automated by Michaeladair. He received around 20-25% of the overall profit from this website for his work.
NextPonzi - Operators: DZeros/WilliamJ - Year Operated: 2015 Compensation Rate: 100%
This site was openly admitted to being a ponzi game, though on V2, no payouts were sent and everything that was collected was essentially transferred and gambled. In the TOS it did state that this could happen at anytime, though I do not agree with the TOS in this individual circumstance as it was not very clear. WilliamJ has already paid ~3BTC of the 13BTC taken, and I offer 100% compensation to the other 10BTC
PonziFast v2 - Operators: DZeros/WilliamJ - Year Operated: 2015 - Compensation Rate: 50%
PonziFast was created for a quick buck. Exactly the same script as nextponzi, the earnings were divided between myself and williamj 50% each way. In this case, I am only offering 50% compensation and WilliamJ is responsible for the other half. - Operators: DZeros/WilliamJ - Year Operated: 2015 - Compensation Rate: 50%
Bit-Dividends was a HYIP with very high interest returns and an automated platform using blockchain API. The site earnings were divided 50% between myself and williamj... I want to note that we were actually exploited and this caused the closure of our program, though this is not an excuse, while I did not profit from this program I still offer 50% compensation as I can not prove that we were hacked nor can be bothered trying to prove it. This was my last project with williamj. - Operators: DZeros/WilliamJ - Year Operated: 2015 - Compensation Rate: 0%
The reason why both of these sites offer 0% is because at the time they were deemed closed, the balances were 0BTC (as they were actually paying as promised during the time they were online). They were taken offline and the games ended with 0BTC balances at around the same time NextPonzi closed.
I am unable to provide any compensation (yet) for these programs for the following reasons:
- I am unable to contact the partner in which I worked on these sites with
- The servers in which had bitcoind that ran the API were not mine, they were my partners, which I had limited access to
- I only promoted and provided support for these websites in exchange for payment. I was not fully in control of the websites, the funds, and where the funds went.


How to acquire compensation
1. Fill in the following form for EACH INDIVIDUAL CLAIM:
Amount lost:
Bitcoin Address used for deposit/transaction:
Bitcoin Address where payment was supposed to go:
TXID of your transaction:
Signed message from either Repayment address/Deposit address:

2. I will verify this claim based on the information I have.
>> If "Verified" I will post the amount owed to you based on the compensation rate and call who will release the agreed funds to you
>> If "Denied" you have either given me insufficient information to prove you were actually invested or you are blatantly trying to social engineer free BTC out of this situation. Either way, unless you provide more informtaion/proof I can't help you.

I will be online and respond within 48 hours to each claim (I will do my best to do this anyway). Delay in payments is not under my control, Alex/ is a busy person, don't expect him to attend to your  claim within minutes.

I am doing the best I can to cooperate the community demands despite being constantly vilified and attacked for actions I fulfilled while I was a minor 2-3 years ago.
3  Economy / Scam Accusations / Poll: Who should take control of 38BTC owed to Dzeros on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:10 AM
Read here:

Read options in poll.

I have asked the funds to be escrowed with dooglus that way I can repay anyone who claims they were scammed in the various HYIP schemes that were operating in the period of 2015.

My offer: Funds go into escrow for 1 month and those who successfully prove with signed messages they were apart of the schemes will receive 70% back from their investment. Remainder will go back to me as I won the funds from BitDice fair and square.
Why 70%? 70% as the terms of service clearly stated the risks of participating in the programs.

Alex's offer: keep the funds for himself and his site (theft) and start a class action lawsuit against me
(Which will not succeed though he can go ahead and try)

Please read the full situation in the thread link above before posting
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / SCAM: BitDice Casino SCAM - Stole 38BTC from me & refuses release them. on: March 13, 2017, 11:54:08 AM
Follow up:

Update: the suggestion of putting the 38BTC in trusted escrow while alex "prepares for legal action" was quickly denied. It's obvious that alex has stolen the 38BTC and is using this legal bullshit to keep the 38BTC in his hands for longer. I am now banned from chatting on his site and performing any other actions...but surprisingly, still allowed to deposit and gamble (hmm wonder why)

What happened:: Alex (BitDice Casino Owner) has confiscated 38BTC (Around $45k USD at the time) from me over events that occurred in Early 2015 (over 2 years ago) and refuses to release them.

Scammers Profile Link:;u=238641

Reference Link:
Amount Scammed: 38BTC (~$45k USD at the time)
Payment Method: Bitcoin
Proof of Payment: N/A
PM/Chat Logs:
Additional Notes: Alex is a thief, I am suggesting the funds be put in an escrow (preferrably dooglus) while he carries on with his legal bullshit.

Issue: Alex has locked 38BTC in my BitDice account, over events that occurred in 2015. Despite these events barely effecting alex or his casino, and despite playing on his casino since its version 4 launch, Alex has decided to lock my account at its near-peak balance of 38BTC.
Dear community we have a situation and I'm kindly asking your help with it.

About a year ago user known on BCT as dzeros ( sent a phishing link and got access to our BCT account. He then tried to extort money to return it or release our PMs and of course he tried to sign in under my account on BitDice, but failed as the password for BCT was unique. He has left some trash posts and cleaned PMs, then we regained access without paying anything for it, thanks to Quickseller.

Today we figured out that current user blackjack on the new version of BitDice is dzeros, he was blocked from cashouts with the balance of ~38BTC. He confirmed that it was him. So this one is clear.

What's your opinion on how we should proceed with those funds (38BTC). We can confiscate them (and add them to investors bankroll, I do not need his money) as he clearly broke our rules and we are able to do this. However considering that we didn't lose any money to him that's a bit harsh, still, I'm not sure whether we should release or confiscate it as I have concerns about how legit those funds are.


"My Side" of the story: Note that we are living in 2017, and my balance is being locked over events in 2015, which have nothing to do with Alex
Edit March 10 9:32am Server Time: I can no longer login to my account via desktop, though strangely I still can via mobile. My credentials show as "non existent". I'm assuming alex has disabled login or deleted my account.

Posting as alias's: blackjack/dzeros

I am not denying that I am dzeros, I have been playing on bitdice since it's reopening with the assumption that alex knew this in the first place. I have wagered over 350BTC with the site since it's new opening of Version 4, with no issues cashing out or depositing, until now with my peak balance being 38BTC~. Though, I accept alex's decision and I am calling the community to read this post carefully and make a fair decision. I am not hear to cause trouble, I am here to straighten out issues that I have caused in the past due to my own greed. Below is my shortened explanation of the situation.

Around 2-4 years ago in the periods of 2013-2015 myself (and an anonymous accomplice) made a series of investor-based games in which had ran in the structure of HYIP sites. For all of you who do not know what HYIPs are:
"A high-yield investment program (HYIP) is a type of Ponzi scheme, an investment scheme that promises unsustainably high return on investment by paying previous investors with the money invested by new investors. Most of these schemes work from anonymous offshore bases which make them hard to track down."

I want to make it very clear that all of these sites stated in the terms of services that returns were never guaranteed and that loss was highly probable though some people (majority) do not read the ToS despite being indicated clearly on these services to read the ToS before proceeding.

The money made from these websites were mostly gambled, @dzeros was an account I used on BitDice that made 80+ BTC from these site winnings. As well as this @dzeros made around 20k clams on Just-Dice during this 2015 period, again from a 1k clam deposit made from these websites. Both occasions, the BTC was lost back to these websites.

After being accused by @Quickseller of apparently "committing a crime" and information being posted publicly after being tricked into sending my information by another bitcointalk user for a bank deal, an investigation was started on this handle + a number of other handles I have used.

2 years later after earning money purely from gambling and offering services on other forums (proof of this is available if needed) I have earned a fair fortune which is now confiscated by @alex.

Alex's account was in fact phished by myself, NO FINANCES NOR USER INFORMATION WAS ACCESSED. I was using the account to post an explanation since all of my posting privileges were disabled at the time by @theymos. The account was recovered and I was unable to post.

I am willing to compensate all those who were involved in my schemes with part of the funds, based on blockchain evidence I have compiled against the accusations posed against me. I do not believe that @alex nor @bitdice should have the funds in their bankroll since they have never faced any financial loss (besides my winnings on their site) but rather given back to those who were naive enough to not read the terms of service stated in the schemes I ran in those years.

The decision is up to the community. I do not believe that donating back to the bitdice bankroll is a fair conclusion, I do believe that partially refunding those who were involved in these schemes is fair, even though the risks were very clearly stated in all sites (I made sure of this).

Again, proof is available to back all of my statements if wanted.

I also want to reiterate that the funds are legitimate gambling/service earnings and I am more than happy to provide evidence of this from any of my clients from other forums.

Alex's "Resolution"(?):
To prevent any speculations, I would like to make a public statement.

We are trying to start a legal case against James Volpe in Australia, consider the fact that some of his actions took place is 2015 it will take some time to gather all required information. I would say a lot of time. Our legal advisers also told me not to disclosed any information which can help James.

BitDice Casino S.L.R. seizes those funds because James broke rules 6 and 19 of BitDice Casino S.L.R. Terms Of Services. We will await AFP resolutions on how we should proceed with those funds, and we would be more than happy to use them to repay his victims.

I can't tell how much time it will take, but I hope we can put him behind the bars, there's enough evidence at least for several felonies. Unfortunately, there's not much I can tell right now, but I will try to keep this community up to date on our progress.

Or in other words, We will not tell you what we are suing for, and we will hold the funds in our bankroll for as long as we possibly can without anymore reasoning that Terms of Service rules that were broken over 3 months ago, despite the issues were resolved at the time the rules were broken.

My Reply:
Nothing more than an excuse to hold the funds and keep them in your possession.
How about you give them to a trusted party such as Dooglus to hold onto them while you waste your time? I believe you are making this statement in order to hold the 40BTC since someone just won 100BTC from you last night. You are losing money and now you are confiscating big winners such as myself.

Put the BTC into an escrow, preferrably Dooglus, and then I will believe you. I am ready for whatever crap you lay upon me, and have more than sufficient evidence to counter anything you have on me, as well as the fact while I did do some wrong in my young ages which I have offered to compensate for, you still will not allow me to do so. So, I guess that's your own problem.

I will be making a scam accusation in the meantime, as you have stolen my BTC that has nothing to do with my actions in 2015. You are a thief & crook alex. Call me what you want, though at least I did not deceive my users.
5  Economy / Digital goods / Buying Amazon GC's (.com only) with BTC @ the rate you offer on: September 10, 2016, 01:58:27 AM
I am buying giftcards (NOT AWS) for the rate that you offer.

PM me. I am more than willing to use an escrow and will go first to trusted members.
6  Economy / Digital goods / Good VPS services that is good for Bitcoin daemons? on: September 07, 2016, 10:08:30 PM
Looking for a cheap Bitcoin VPS that would run well with Bitcoind...that means a good amount of storage and enougj processing power to run quite a few daemons

What's the best and cheap service? Digital ocean would be perfect but don't accept BTC
7  Economy / Digital goods / [wts] senior member with light green trust on: August 10, 2016, 11:53:25 AM
0.25BTC fixed price.

has 2 default trust ratings from the same user.
1k+ posts
hero in within 4 more activity periods

PM me if you're interested
8  Economy / Currency exchange / Buying 1.5BTC with cash deposit on: August 09, 2016, 04:52:17 AM
Looking to buy 1.5BTC with Cash Deposit in USA or instant online transfer with Bank of america.
Please PM me if you can do this with your skype details

Trusted members only, will go first for very trusted members...or escrow.
9  Economy / Digital goods / Looking to exchange amazon gc to bitcoin - TRUSTED MEMBERS ONLY PLEASE on: June 16, 2016, 01:05:16 PM
Looking for trusted members who will buy my amazon gc's, denominations vary.
I want a 70% FIXED RATE. Nothing less, nothing more.

I, of course, want BTC.

Tell me how much you are willing to buy. I will go first, but only to trusted members. I'll be carefully reviewing profiles.


note: these are CAD codes. 50 and 100 denominations available
10  Economy / Digital goods / SOLD on: November 24, 2015, 01:46:35 AM
11  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] Established DigitalPoint account (~50 likes & ~ 1600 posts) on: September 02, 2015, 09:29:08 AM
I want to sell my established Digitalpoint account.

Account details:

9 years old account
~1600 posts
No feedback at all

I don't know how to value my account but I see that a lot accounts were sold for ~ 30$ with only 3-4 likes and ~ 300 posts so PM me your offer if you're interested.

I accept BTC only
12  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / [PATCH] Automatic block validation on: August 16, 2010, 02:57:55 AM
I've written a patch to help automatically validate cached blocks after validation fixes such as the one that was pushed out today. You can find it at


Upon first run with this patch, all blocks will be verified, and any invalid blocks, as well as blocks orphaned by removal of such blocks, will be removed from the block index. A version stamp
(BLOCK_VERIFY_TOKEN in db.cpp) will be then written to the db; this will cause the next run to skip the verification pass. Any future validation fixes can then simply bump BLOCK_VERIFY_TOKEN to force a revalidation of the block chain.

Note that I may be missing some important steps when deleting the old blocks - in particular, no attempt is made to update the wallet, or to prune stored uncommitted transactions. Review would be helpful.
13  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Hash() function not secure on: July 14, 2010, 10:37:56 PM

The Hash() function in util.h forms the backbone of most of bitcoin's crypto:

template<typename T1>
inline uint256 Hash(const T1 pbegin, const T1 pend)
    uint256 hash1;
    SHA256((unsigned char*)&pbegin[0], (pend - pbegin) * sizeof(pbegin[0]), (unsigned char*)&hash1);
    uint256 hash2;
    SHA256((unsigned char*)&hash1, sizeof(hash1), (unsigned char*)&hash2);
    return hash2;

As you can see, this tries to be more secure by hashing twice. However, this actually reduces security. To break pure SHA256, an attacker needs to find a d' such that SHA256(d') == SHA256(d), for a known d. This is also sufficient to break Hash(). However the attacker can also attack the outer layer of the hash, finding a d' such that SHA256(SHA256(d')) == SHA256(SHA256(d)), even though SHA256(d') != SHA256(d). As you can see, the double hashing here makes it _easier_ to break the hash!

A better solution would be something like:

template<typename T1>
inline vector<unsigned char> HashV(const T1 pbegin, const T1 pend)
    uint256 sharesult;
    uint160 riperesult;
    SHA256((unsigned char*)&pbegin[0], (pend - pbegin) * sizeof(pbegin[0]), (unsigned char *)&sharesult);
    RIPEMD160((unsigned char*)&pbegin[0], (pend - pbegin) * sizeof(pbegin[0]), (unsigned char *)&riperesult);

    vector<unsigned char> ret;
    ret.insert(ret.end(), (unsigned char *)(&sharesult), (unsigned char *)(&sharesult + 1));
    ret.insert(ret.end(), (unsigned char *)(&riperesult), (unsigned char *)(&riperesult + 1));
    return ret;

The key is to concatenate the hashes, not merge them. This means the attacker has to break both hashes - even in the worst case, this cannot be less secure than a single hash.

Unfortunately, changing hashes would break the chain...
14  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Should patches be posted here or on the mailing list or what? on: July 14, 2010, 08:16:48 PM
I recently wrote a patch for bitcoin and posted it to the mailing list, but would it have been better to have posted it here?
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Crash and db corruption after a large number of small transfers on: July 14, 2010, 07:22:50 PM
After performing about 2400 transfers of BC0.01 each, my wallet.dat grew to 340MB, and bitcoind crashed, asking me to run DB recovery. After I used BDB tools to dump and reload the wallet, I was able to get it to restart (alebit using 500MB of RAM), but trying to transfer out the remaining balance failed with:

error: Error: The transaction was rejected.  This might happen if some of the coins in your wallet were already spent, such as if you used a copy of wallet.dat and coins were spent in the copy but not marked as spent here.

How do I recover my wallet now?
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Resending transaction on: July 12, 2010, 10:46:44 PM
I created a send coins transaction when my laptop was offline; now it's stuck at 0/unconfirmed and not visible to the recipient, even though other transactions I created later went through. How do I force the transaction to be re-sent to the network so it can make progress? Or alternately, how do I cancel the transaction so I can get my funds back?
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