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1  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.
2  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
3  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?
4  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!”

5  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.
6  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!"
7  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.
8  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
9  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?
10  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.
11  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.
12  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?
13  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
14  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/
15  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
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Marvel gets into the NFT marketplace by releasing their first with Spiderman on: August 08, 2021, 12:44:36 PM
This was going to happen sooner or later with the sudden release of those cartoon episodes only available via nft by Mila Kunis & Adam Kutcher (also Vitalk Buterin Cheesy).

With the nft market going higher and higher it seems day by day with one selling for well over $5 million usd with an ape used as an avatar, this isn't going away anytime soon with so much interest involved.

So Marvel unveiled it will be releasing their first iteration of their own nft hitting the markets during this month with your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.
https://www.marvel.com/articles/gear/spider-man-veve-digital-collectibles-nft





source: https://decrypt.co/77796/marvel-unveils-first-official-nfts-spider-man

Where do you think this whole nft thing will be going from here?
I know your able to have the opinion to purchase land in a virtual world for some big money but is it just like any other collectables niche market, where those are only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for them?
Or is there something more to it since they are all mostly running on separate platforms from their own respective blockchains.
17  Economy / Exchanges / Coinbase starts accepting AppleGoogle pay to buy crypto-Start of global trnsfrs? on: August 06, 2021, 04:18:14 PM
This is rather big news on a global scale since it allows seamless transactions using these two money transfer services inline to bitcoin.

source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-users-can-now-buy-crypto-with-apple-pay

The main thing to take away from this news is they will have a limit of up to $100,000 in a single transaction to be cashed out by their customers.
I don't think any other service allows this on their platform.
With google allowing ads pertaining to bitcoin again, it is showing google's acceptable that it is not a hindrance on their business model after all.
18  Economy / Service Discussion / FTX exchange offering bitcoin in their partnership with the MLB on: July 31, 2021, 01:38:42 PM
Don't know if anybody heard of this but an exchange is offering up some bitcoin ($100,000 worth) to those who can guess the longest home run and by whom this season.

I noticed during the games I have watched the empires have the FTX logo on their uniforms and hadn't heard of them before but looked like a type of crypto foreign exchange just from the name.

Here is the article as it is running until the post season:
https://www.coindesk.com/100k-in-bitcoin-up-for-grabs-as-ftx-major-league-baseball-team-up-advances
19  Economy / Gambling discussion / ESports betting -CS:GO, DOTA 2, LOL, Valorant - Sportsbet.io discussion thread on: July 06, 2021, 12:53:55 PM
Let's get this discussion thread on a positive note which the announcement of Counter-strike returning back to LAN play after 491 days of absence.
Most teams rather play this way because the slight delay playing over the internet causes as almost everyone has experienced during their own gameplay.
https://www.hltv.org/news/32005/back-to-lan-five-key-storylines-of-iem-cologne

This is an open discussion for your tips on tournament play, favorites to win or just news about roster changes on a team.

The skies the limit! Grin
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 4chan post explains what will happen to bitcoin and it was somehow right on: May 24, 2021, 05:59:13 PM
There was a post on 4chan right before everything that has happened in the past two weeks with the fall of bitcoin's price for upto 43% just this past friday.
They had it all explained to a tee except for one..
Bitcoin reaching $70,000 after all this tragic news for bitcoin has subsided.
But there is still time for this to come true because the markets are slowly coming back to its senses from the Global FUD from Mr. Musk & China bans galore.

Right after somebody replied with their sediments towards this revelation post from 4chan.
Well.. because it is 4chan after all and you can't take everything posted on this platform with any sense of truth to it.
"It was probably Justin Sun
Apparently he had to cover for 300 millions

Others say it was Musk

At the end of the day it just teaches us how meaningless and powerless we are when the elite decides to do anything...

True.  Just have to time our trades/exchanges around when they let it push higher (for those that have that luxury)."


I thought I'd just put this up on here and let you who are in the cryptocurrency space for so long have your feedback on all this that was made public right before the China news came out.
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