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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Coinbase on the defensive about these bitcoin ordinal centralized meme coins on: May 11, 2023, 11:17:36 AM
With the BRC-20 tokens taking up the majority of the block size on transactions sent to the bitcoin blockchain in the past three weeks causing chaos and having users of bitcoin paying enormous fees, one of the first exchanges in the US have had enough.
They sent their customer base newsletter out in an email late yesterday about a certain token known as pepe.
The email entails and describing the Pepe meme as a hate symbol co-opted by alt-right groups has drawn significant ire from the PEPE memecoin community.
source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-calls-pepe-a-hate-symbol-prompting-calls-to-boycott-the-exchange
Only 24 hours ago the pepecoin backers with the community on twitter were asking Coinbase to list the BRC-20 token on their exchange with screen captures of the symbol on their own webpage, either real or photoshopped on several of crypto influencers twitter feeds.
But now they are all up in arms against the American exchange with these mass emails being sent out with no hope in sight for their beloved green frogfaced meme which was created back in 2005 and made the rounds on huge online media sites such as reddit and 4chan.
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/11/coinbase-newsletter-flags-rise-of-pepecoin-and-brc-20-tokens-irks-crypto-twitter

Since then, there was some news about pepe & memecoins topping Coinbase in trading volume just today.
Uniswap Volume Leapfrogs Coinbase Thanks to Pepe and Meme Coins
https://decrypt.co/139594/uniswap-volume-leapfrogs-coinbase-pepe-meme-coins
"Uniswap still looks to be slightly ahead of Coinbase, with $1.2 billion volume compared to the San Francisco-based exchange’s $948 million."

Very interesting how these tokens which have no utility or intrinsic value except to the one's holding it, has up ended the king of all crypto and has caused a flurry of problems for the over 14 year cryptocurrency.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Coffeezilla "Stephen Findeisen" goes on Joe Rogan's podcast discuss cryptoscams on: March 08, 2023, 01:38:28 PM
This was an interesting set to see late last night while surfing my usual youtube channels seeing a clip of the well-known Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency scam detective Coffeezilla who had inteviewed Sam Bankman Fried right before FTX CEO was set to be prosecuted before the court.

He was first mentioned back in November 2022 on the famous podcast hosted by none other than Joe Rogan announcer of the UFC corporation.
Talking about how Stephen Findeisen better known by his cyber sleuth name Coffeezilla had exposed and has put authorities on the biggest fraudsters and scammers in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sector.
The full podcast can be viewed here where they discuss the role he played in the collapse of FTX as he crashed the interviews of Sam Bankman Fried several time and even made the former FTX CEO show the kink in his amour when he specifically called him by name and stated to stop coming on there to ask him these type of questions. Nobody else caused the normally scripted SBF to go off his tangent and get upset live on those streams.
https://www.jrepodcast.com/episode/joe-rogan-experience-1951-coffeezilla

Reddit post on the podcast from yesterday:
https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/11l86v8/coffeezilla_the_crypto_detective_made_it_on_the

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Testimonial during cryptocurrency hearing -Ben McKenzie Crypto is a ponzi scheme on: December 16, 2022, 02:22:41 AM
While the the Gotham actor who played Commissioner Gordon during the proceedings being held December 13th for the failed exchange FTX and the following day infront of the house makes a statement "Cryptocurrency is the largest ponzi scheme in history".

Link to the video from CNN:
'Actor rips crypto as 'largest Ponzi scheme in history'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpqreZlmHGU
direct source: https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2022/12/15/cryptocurrency-actor-ben-mckenzie-intv-contd-cnntm-vpx.cnn
Other links to the story posted from yesterdays hearings about connections to FTX and the collapse of every company that had investments with them:
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/crypto-ftx-oc-star-ben-mckenzie-largest-ponzi-scheme-market-2022-12
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/ftx-hearing-the-oc-actor-schenkkan-rips-cryptocurrency-largest-ponzi-scheme-history


He wrote a book about his opinion of cryptocurrencies named Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism and the Golden Age of Fraud. beforehand and saw this very instance coming to the crypto industry as a whole sooner or later.

Your thoughts, because this is just day two and with the SEC suing these type of celebrities in the past also currently for endorsing these failed companies and projects. There are bound to be more just like Ben McKenzie coming into these proceedings and voice their thoughts about crypto economy.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Gary Gensler's SEC sues Crypto Influncers and posts on his Twitter as propaganda on: October 03, 2022, 02:40:48 PM
With the charging of social media influencer Kim Kardashian with promoting a crypto security to her many followers on all her socials, the SEC's head officer Gary Gensler has put a commercial comprising a couple of minutes as most cryptocurrency advocates would say a smear campaign against crypto as a whole with the likes of someone who looks like Jake Paul to prove a point.
With that point being they had successfully charged many celebrities in the past of doing the same thing Mrs. Kardashian had done on her twitter/facebook/instagram.
Those being Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khalid and Steven Segal.

source: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/10/03/us-sec-charges-kim-kardashian-for-promoting-ethereummax

Here is the link to this video posted on his twitter about four hours ago:
https://twitter.com/GaryGensler/status/1576897535427448832
The official tweet from SEC on this case against Kim Kardashian:
https://twitter.com/SECGov/status/1576904918413312001

source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/10/03/sec-kardashian-crypto

Squawkbox from CNBC had been tweeting just this story several times within the last four hours (I counted 5 seperate tweets, why?!) but here is the first one that they show as "Breaking news!" Roll Eyes
https://twitter.com/SquawkCNBC/status/1576900024201609217



Great news for all of cryptocurrencies about now, huh, wouldn't you agree?
This is going to drive away mainstream investors and have an affect for the rest of the Crypto Winter that we are all in right now.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Jack Mallers’ Strike lightning network app will offer visa card on: August 12, 2022, 02:24:27 PM
The one who introduced El Salvador to bitcoin with his company's method of payment to the masses is pairing it with a visa card. So to be able to facilitate crypto payments over the lightning network for a smooth transaction to retailers.
The card also will give it's users a way to earn rewards on those crypto payments.

https://twitter.com/Strike/status/1557828743925727234?s=20&t=rdULmbYDzpFwMia4qjGJOg

"The company announced the launch on its Twitter Thursday evening, telling users they can now “take Strike anywhere and earn rewards on everyday spending.” The rollout will begin with a waitlist.
Strike is one of the better-known apps built on the Lightning Network, a Layer 2 protocol designed to speed up Bitcoin-based transactions. The app made headlines in April when CEO Jack Mallers announced a deal with Shopify that would allow merchants to take payment in crypto, but receive dollars.
In a series of tweets, Strike said users will be able to use the new card for direct deposits, to be paid in bitcoin, buy bitcoin, send and receive money, spend funds using Apple Pay and Google Pay, and earn rewards."

source: https://www.theblock.co/post/163162/lightning-network-app-strike-touts-new-visa-card
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Metamask allows customers of Applepay to purchase Bitcoin & other cryptocurrency on: March 30, 2022, 04:16:41 PM
This is some pretty big news for apple customers who use's their payment platform applepay.
https://gadgets360.com/cryptocurrency/news/metamask-apple-pay-ios-wallet-support-buy-crypto-debit-credit-cards-2852228


https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1508580273868353537

Only issue I see is they instated a daily limit of $400usd.
Which doesn't seem too much but they might increase this as usage grows since it is a sort of a way for onboarding new customers for purchasing crypto.
7  Economy / Gambling discussion / 🏀NCAA basketball🏀 March Madness 2022🏆-🤾 Sportsbet.io discussion thread on: March 16, 2022, 01:59:58 AM
We're at that time of the year when things get hopping in hoops with colleges across the nation go head to head in a month long tournament known as:
March Madness



There are the First Four currently going on but the real tournament starts on March 17th with the first round.
Here is the bracket that has been released about three hours ago:

source: https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/mml-official-bracket/2022-03-15/2022-ncaa-bracket-printable-march-madness-bracket-pdf

With the tournament's ending up in New Orleans hosting the finals of the best two teams in the country.

So lock in those brackets and let's see who gets closest by the end of March!
https://sportsbet.io/sports/basketball/usa/ncaa-division-i-national-championship/matches
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Mining motherboard delays to power on and starts up shutsdown three times HELP on: February 22, 2022, 01:00:50 AM
I have been mining for a while now, since 2016 so not new to the scene and have troubleshooted countless issues in the past but never have come across this one before.

Have an Asrock H81 Pro BTC version 1 board from my very first rig build but had been put out of commission for the past three years and put in a drawer.
Had to get it back into service when my Asus B250 Mining expert went down back in October of last year. So it has been running like a champ for the past four to five months without any issues.
All the sudden when I adjusted the configuration of the cards on the pci-e slots it stopped working.
First it would take several clicks of the power reset button to get it to power on. I mean atleast 10-15 attempts so it powers up the board when it originally took one.
While it powers on it would start up for 2-3 seconds then it would shut down then power on again on it's own without needing to touch the power button.
It would do this three times in total, power cycling.
Then after the third time it will hang and not go into post.
Did the normal troubleshooting of removing the cmos battery for several minutes and then reinserting it, removing the ram and reseating and removing the connections of the pci-e and trying it that way.
Nothing changes.
Is the board just too old and it has failed?
I had never encountered such an odd instance of a board just doing these power cycles then hanging.

Any suggestions before just disposing of this 6+ year old board?
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Cartman mentions about Crypto.com's "Fortune favors the brave" in season opener on: February 04, 2022, 05:59:39 PM
Just intime for the Superbowl, South park in their first episode of the season has mentioned what Matt Damon had said during the commercial for Crypto.com which ran during an NFL game several months ago.

The story and clip can be viewed here:
https://www.nme.com/news/tv/south-park-mocks-matt-damons-cryptocurrency-advert-in-new-season-premiere-3153980

"The first episode of the animated series’ 25th season saw Cartman mocking the actor, who compared being a crypto investor to an array of milestones in human achievement in the advert before signing off by saying: “Fortune favours the brave.”
Clyde then responds with: “My dad said he listened to Matt Damon and lost all his money.”
Cartman counters: “Yes, everyone did! But, they were brave in doing so!”

10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Hacker Kingpin bypasses a hardware crypto wallet security to recover $2 million on: February 03, 2022, 03:39:10 PM
A former hacker from the 1990's helps out an owner of a well-known hardware wallet white-hat brute force into their device so to recover the cryptocurrency worth over $2 million after bypassing the security measures put in place by the company.

Very clever showing step by step on how this was achieved when a company proclaims their devices are hacker proof.
He put the findings up on their website for submission and the french company was greatful and have since plugged up this hole in it's security on these devices via a firmware upgrade.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT9y-KQbqi4
source: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/24/22898712/crypto-hardware-wallet-hacking-lost-bitcoin-ethereum-nft

The company in question had responded to the video above and stated this was an exploit back in 2017 and had since been resolved. The device must of not been updated since that firmware since the owner could not gain access to the device so to do that upgrade.
So he was lucky in this retrospective.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Man who lost 7500 bitcoin in a landfill asks gov't he wants to dig it up on: February 03, 2022, 12:27:41 PM
Everyone who is into bitcoin has heard this story before.
A guy cloned his hard drive and threw away the wrong drive in the trash and knows it was in a landfill site. Think they made a episode on the US sitcom series Big Bang Theory out of it.
But the story didn't end there as the person wants to have permission to excavate the site looking for this hard drive with over $275 million worth at today's price of bitcoin.


"A man from the Welsh city of Newport has offered his city council a 25% cut of his 7,500 bitcoins if it allows him to excavate the landfill where he threw away a hard drive containing the fortune in 2013."
source: https://www.businessinsider.com/man-offers-council-70-million-dig-up-bitcoin-hard-drive-2021-1

He is willing to give the city of Newport in the UK a cut of the bitcoin at a sum of $70 million so to be able to do this with approval of their local government.
This story has been run all around the globe at this point and has alot of people scratching their heads as to why he would need permission to rummage around a landfill site in garbage. Alot of countries allow those who want to go around their local trash site looking for pop cans for recycling or whatever they want to bring out of it. Since it is just garbage there.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/uk-man-makes-last-ditch-effort-to-recover-lost-bitcoin-hard-drive.html

Call it the green initiate if you want but there are many who scavenge around in trash looking for those gems.
As they say: "One man's trash is another man's treasure!"
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Kazakhstan cripping the bitcoin network on: January 27, 2022, 11:27:35 PM
There was some thing on BBC news recently about Kazakhstan and their involvement in the bitcoin currency mining boom going on just behind the US since China has banned it.
There was a recent investor who claims to have spend $50k to start one up in just 5 days.
But now the government have started to seen this and has used 8% more of electricity used for the country so has tried to stop it.
With shutting down the internet for some days this month has shown a slow down in the network and thus the dip in price.
This is not a good sign to have the total hashpower centralized like this.

https://www.wired.com/story/kazakhstan-cryptocurrency-mining-unrest-energy

Have your say.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / ESTCube (Estonian Student Satellite Foundation) to send one bitcoin to space on: January 24, 2022, 03:59:12 AM
"Yolo Group has partnered up with Estonian Student Satellite Foundation (ESTCube), who will help us send one Bitcoin to space! 🚀🛰️

ESTCube2 is a project ran by an Estonian satellite organisation made up of space enthusiasts and students. Their mission is to launch their new innovative satellite to space in Q4 2022.

The main goal of the ESTCube project is to develop, build and launch scientific nano-satellite missions. In addition to technical challenges, the project aims to promote and popularise science in schools and among the public.

Maarja Pärt, Yolo Group CEO said: “Finding innovative solutions has always been embedded in Yolo Group’s DNA and working with the ESTCube team has provided the perfect opportunity to do so.”

#bitcoin #bitcointospace #estcube #estcube2 #nanosat #space #satellite #yologrouplife

To see their current project and how small these satellites are where they will store that BTC.
https://www.estcube.eu/blog/The_ESTCube-2_mission

Here is the ESTCube github:
https://github.com/estcube

Also the clubs linkedin:
https://ee.linkedin.com/company/estonian-student-satellite-foundation-estcube

The article was in Estonian so I did a screen capture of it in english for those who are not fluent to understand.




original source: https://haridus.postimees.ee/7433650/estcube-2-pardal-lendab-kosmosesse-ka-kruptovara?trk=organization-update_share-update_update-text
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ETH rising to all time highs due to this NFT tweeted from Budweiser on: November 30, 2021, 04:25:37 PM
Just seen this published to budweiser's official twitter account yesterday and today the price of ethereum skyrocketed and possibly decoupling from bitcoin when it comes to market price. As bitcoin's price dropped ethereum's kept rising from $4250 all the way up to $4750 earlier today.


https://twitter.com/budweiserusa/status/1465522635387899904

Of course this has to do with the NFT market so you know this will pump up the price of ethereum enormously.

What do you think this will do with the ETH altcoin and it's introduction into the world of NFTs?
15  Economy / Collectibles / G.A.S Cryptocurrency trailblazer sports style cards on: November 05, 2021, 12:44:15 PM
I wanted to know if someone here has heard of these cards being sold.
I ran into one on a site and was wondering what these were about.
Here is a screenshot of a few of these tech-space & crypto-influenced cards:



I understand these are just a novelty item but they have quite a price tag for just a playing card.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The reason why Shiba Inu has been rising in the last week - RobinHood petition on: October 27, 2021, 02:59:13 PM
As many of you have noticed Shiba Inu has risen since the beginning of the month of October, but not as much as any other coin. So it flew under the radar of many who collect alt coin and trade them.
But since last night it has risen 30%.
So what is the reason for this epic surge while other coins including bitcoin has been tanking as much as 10% in the past week?
As CNN business had reported today it is because there is a petition to have it listed on the Robinhood trading platform.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/investing/shiba-inu-coin-price-record-robinhood-hnk-intl/index.html

Before yesterday it had been up 436% in the past month.
Which is a huge amount for just a meme of another fallacious coin known as dogecoin.
17  Economy / Gambling discussion / NBA Sportsbet.io Betting thread - Combination with over and unders on: October 19, 2021, 03:02:38 PM
With the new NBA season upon us I thought it would be good to bring up this betting thread exclusively for Sportsbet.io discussion.
It is similar to the other thread I had previously but it got buried due to matches being postponed or cancelled.

This is the thread for reference purposes: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5221424

So here is a revision of that one and it is for those over and under combination bets aswell any other bets pertaining to the NBA.

The matches start today in the NBA with the following link to them:


https://sportsbet.io/sports/basketball/usa/nba/matches

So who do you think will win their matches to start the 2022 season?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Twitter to pay content creators in bitcoin on: September 23, 2021, 05:40:20 PM
Jack Dorsey just announced this on his company's twitter feed.

Actually Micheal Saylor posted it on his twitter so to not look too shilly. Cheesy
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1441089333247676429
source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/23/you-can-now-get-paid-in-bitcoin-to-use-twitter.html
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Massive global adoption for cryptocurrency inbound on: September 13, 2021, 02:22:42 PM
Some news coming in that Walmart, a huge retailer in the US, has agreed to start accepting a cryptocurrency litecoin for payments on the products sold.
This is a big move forward for mass adoption and at a global scale in the coming months.
If this does succeed expect other retailers to follow such as amazon to start accepting some cryptocurrenies as payment directly and not use a middle man to process these payments as they currently doing using a gateway.
Litecoin first, since it has less in transactions fees then the almighty bitcoin next.

sources: https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/walmart-accept-litecoin-payments-2021-09-13/
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Visa purchases first NFT and crypto prices skyrocket. BTC passes $50k resistance on: August 23, 2021, 02:50:13 PM
Visa corporation made a first time purchase and diving in the NFT market with a $150k buy of a single cryptopunk.
The company has stated earlier today on their official twitter the following:

https://twitter.com/VisaNews/status/1429745235752534016

Cryptopunk #7610 is claimed by Visa:

https://twitter.com/VisaNews/status/1429745230023208969

Several other sources have reported on this monumental occasion in the area of non-fungible token cryptocurrencies.
https://nypost.com/2021/08/23/visa-buys-digital-artwork-token-cryptopunk-for-150k
https://usa.visa.com/visa-everywhere/blog/bdp/2021/08/18/nfts-mark-a-1629328216374.html
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