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21  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Is 0.12 already out? on: December 22, 2015, 06:20:58 PM
I have seen some guys here talking about 0.12 as if it was already released, but in the official website is not there. I am guessing they got it from somewhere else as a non official final release. If so, where can I test the up and coming versions even if they aren't final (posted in Bitcoin.org)?
22  Economy / Exchanges / Anyone else getting ignored by Cryptsy? on: December 21, 2015, 01:41:20 PM
I think this is big enough to post in the main subforum, because these guys have no morals whatsoever. Im getting the infamous "you haven't logged for 6 months" message, and I've been sending a lot of emails for the past months since that message started appearing to get my account unlocked, without any success because they choose to ignore my emails. I have heard a lot of people getting ignored too. I can't believe these guys get away with it. Luckily I didn't have anything valuable in there because im not crazy enough to leave my Bitcoin in an exchange but it still pisses me off.
23  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The case of chargebacks on: December 17, 2015, 12:11:14 PM
It's pretty clear now Bitcoin is the ultimate store of value in terms of being able to subvert capital controls and other forms of slavery, it's the best way to move money from A to B, and a bunch of other things.

But focusing on daily usage by the average joe: How does the chargeback problem get solved?
If someone buys something, and this something is broken and they want their money back, or something the lines, what guarantees that he will the money back since the transactions cannot be reversed? You could say this is a feature, but for a lot of average joes out there, this is otherworldly and they want to know that they can get their money back because this gives them peace of mind.

What to say to those that criticize the lack of chargebacks in Bitcoin beyond "it's a feature" which is rather subjective?
Is something in the works to solve this and actually securely allow chargebacks?
24  Other / Politics & Society / Interesting thought I had about Bitcoin and certain religions on: December 16, 2015, 06:53:48 PM
I remember a guy here asking if gambling was haram (basically a sin). As far as I know, in the muslim world it is indeed strictly prohibited that you can gamble.
Well, if we take this argument deeper and look at Bitcoin's inner mechanism, you'll know that the mining process is essentially a big lottery where miners (players/gamblers) bet hashing power in hopes to get a reward.

My question is, would then Bitcoin be haram for the entire muslim community, or other religions where gambling is sin? As you can tell by my nickname I don't follow any religion, I would just find hilarious that a religion would prohibit Bitcoin usage because a fundamental part of it mechanism is considered gambling.
25  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / There are some major flaws in the ‘outing’ of Bitcoin’s mysterious founder on: December 10, 2015, 07:31:07 PM
http://www.techinsider.io/bitcoin-craig-wright-holes-2015-12

More mainstream-ish magazines are catching up and reporting on the holes that the Craig Wright = Satoshi Nakamoto theory has. I can't believe people would be as gullible as believing it 100% without considering all of the dodgy stuff that just wouldn't up. If you are skeptical and need facts it's impossible to claim that the guy is Satoshi, at this point I think the theory is pretty much dead unless we see further proof.
26  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Gmaxwell proves Craig Wright is a fraud on: December 09, 2015, 02:47:39 PM
Checkmate Mr Wright.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3w027x/dr_craig_steven_wright_alleged_satoshi_by_wired/cxslii7

This is pretty much it. You can fool Wired, but you ain't fooling the G.
This guy just got exposed as a ridiculous ego-maniac with an elaborate hoax. He pretty much fits the persona of smart enough to pull such a hoax, ego big enough to want all the attention to go through all those lengths to get the hoax going, yet not smart enough to be Satoshi.
27  Economy / Gambling discussion / Biggest win with the smallest amount ever bet? on: December 08, 2015, 04:46:23 PM
I've seen some threads of similar fashion but no one asks the following:

What was the bet that delivered the biggest gains, while risking the smallest amount of money? I remember a bet that was something like 20$ and the guy hits the jackpot and wins 15 BTC, $5000 at the time, it was in bitcoinvideocasino.

What is the biggest win with the smallest risked money that you know?

PS: Please state the value of Bitcoin in USD at the time because otherwise you can't know the context of the win.
28  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / The loading bar for blocks is not smooth on: December 06, 2015, 03:49:31 PM
I have noticed that the green bar that shows "X days behind" isn't smooth. When it's near finishing, it goes from "X days behind" to completed all of a sudden. Like for example, right now im 6 days behind, and the bar is not moving, but im sure that im going to go from 6 to fully synced once it's finished. Why is this happening?
29  Economy / Gambling / Any more Skill-based services like this? on: November 30, 2015, 02:57:48 PM
I am really into gambling because it's fun to test your luck, but I have been playing that Battlecoin game, which is a game where you bet money and other players bet too and make a pot, then you play a match of Bomberman and winner takes it all. Are there are any other games like this that aren't 100% luck? Also what do you think of 100% luck games (pure gamble) vs skill based games? I just like some variety sometimes from dicing and casino type games.
30  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Suggestion: Button that check/uncheck "send this transaction anonymously" on: November 17, 2015, 02:59:34 PM
So as we all know, Satoshi intended Bitcoin to be p2p cash through the internet (its on the whitepaper!). I still do not understand how this concept is compatible with the public ledger, unless, we use the notion of mixing inputs and outputs. I am not an expert or a coder, but I think the CoinJoin thing is pushing on this direction and have the right idea.

Of course technologies like Darkwallet sound even cooler, but, CoinJoin seems like a more simple approach and I think it could easily be implemented in Core.

My point is, everyone must be able to send a transaction anonymously if they want to, including the most average Joe of Joes out there. Therefore, a check/uncheck button next to "send" that says "send this transaction anonymously" must be added. All this would do is automate the whole process of the CoinJoin thing, so it would send your coins mixed with random people's coins in the same transaction so there is no way to know who is sending what from A to B. This coupled with confidential transactions which hide the amount of BTC moved could reach a very respectable level of anonymity for everyone and then we would be able to start talking about actual p2p cash.

We must push for a decentralized Bitcoin and as anonymous as it gets for the whole family.
31  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Why some people think Lightning Network centralizes BTC? on: November 15, 2015, 11:45:48 PM
As far as I know, isn't it just a clever usage of Bitcoin script to process the transactions? It's not like we are talking about it requiring centralizing servers or something right? Because on that case it would suck, but afaik like I said before its just a cool way to deal with the scaling problem without centralizing nodes (big blocks).
32  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Buying Steam games with BTC without getting scammed? on: November 07, 2015, 06:50:51 PM
I would like to put my BTC to use and spend some of it. As a long term holder, I tend to just hold, because I value fiat less than BTC, so I buy whatever I want with money. But the point is, it seems more convenient to use my BTC for digital stuff like games. The problem is, I cant trust serial keys outside steam, but Steam doesn't accept BTC...
How to go around this?
33  Bitcoin / Project Development / Suggestion: Button that check/uncheck "send this transaction anonymously" on: November 05, 2015, 04:10:02 PM
Edit: Please move this to this forum https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=6.0

So as we all know, Satoshi intended Bitcoin to be p2p cash through the internet. I still do not understand how this concept is compatible with the public ledger, unless, we use the notion of mixing inputs and outputs. I am not an expert or a coder, but I think the CoinJoin thing is pushing on this direction and have the right idea.

Of course technologies like Darkwallet sound even cooler, but, CoinJoin seems like a more simple approach and I think it could easily be implemented in Core.

My point is, everyone must be able to send a transaction anonymously if they want to, including the most average Joe of Joes out there. Therefore, a check/uncheck button next to "send" that says "send this transaction anonymously" must be added. All this would do is automate the whole process of the CoinJoin thing, so it would send your coins mixed with random people's coins in the same transaction so there is no way to know who is sending what from A to B. This coupled with confidential transactions which hide the amount of BTC moved could reach a very respectable level of anonymity for everyone and then we would be able to start talking about actual p2p cash.

We must push for a decentralized Bitcoin and as anonymous as it gets for the whole family.
34  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Mainstream news talking about the rise of Bitcoin already on: November 03, 2015, 01:54:06 PM
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-02/bitcoin-is-suddenly-surging-again

Great stuff. They can't say anything but admitting they were wrong when they said it was going directly to 0 and would never recover. All those mainstream media guys are going to go gradually more pro-Bitcoin over the next months to not look really stupid, just wait and see, we'll have soon a lot of discussion on Bitcoin even on the worst mainstream device of all times (TV).
35  Economy / Speculation / Roger Ver interview with a prediction: Up to 250K/BTC. on: October 25, 2015, 04:06:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIOcMjuPkQ&t=6m

Very possible if you look at the big picture. In the following years, like some people is pointing out already, look at the insane debts racking up on every country on the planet. So many bubbles about to burst. We only need a small amount of all that money to go into Bitcoin to make it go 6 figures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2nXgK34HIM

Very small total supply, that will keep shrinking with every halving (not to mention every time some Bitcoins are lost forever), currently only a tiny 4 billion marketcap... (a company like Uber is approaching 50 billion marketcap fast, to give you some perspective). The potential for growth is insane but people is still attached to the last ATH as some sort of psychological limit. You aren't looking at what we have on our hands here with with tunnel vision if you see those tiny price predictions as the pinnacle of the Bitcoin price.
36  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is a BIP38 secured paper wallet safe? on: October 24, 2015, 04:13:22 PM
So let's say I go to Bitaddress.org, do the offline thing (namely, download the HTML code, run it on an clean machine). I use the BIP38 encryption and I use a decent passphrase with a couple of special characters.

Is this good for cold storage? I would like to know because if this is good to keep Bitcoins long term, I don't really see the point of hardware wallets. I would rather trust encryption backed by a good ol piece of paper (wrapped on plastic to avoid deterioration).
37  Economy / Web Wallets / Any blockchain.info clones? on: August 13, 2015, 02:21:07 PM
I've been trying to find a replacement, but none satisfies me enough, the layout on blockchain.info was too nice.

Any chances at a clone that doesn't commit the terrible mistakes we had in the past by blockchain.info?
38  Other / Meta / Admins: Ban this moron on: August 08, 2015, 01:30:38 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1147272.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1147271.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1147270.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1147268.0

This idiot is creating accounts constantly everytime the price goes down 10 dollars to scream for the apocalypse. You should hire someone that monitors the speculation section to insta ban him everytime (it's so obvious when it's him beside his random nickname).
39  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Market Research Giant Qualtrics Adds Bitcoin Reward Option on: August 07, 2015, 02:56:45 PM
http://www.coindesk.com/market-research-giant-qualtrics-adds-bitcoin-reward-option/

If you understand a bit the world of marketing and surveys you will be familiar with these guys... this is a big deal, these guys move massive amounts of traffic. I like the fact they get it and have a future vision on it:

Quote
"Millennials are most familiar with and most likely to be part of the bitcoin movement. A lot of millennials are more on the cutting edge of bitcoin, and those are among the people that are most sought after for their insights right now."

40  Economy / Service Discussion / Does BTCJam recover your loses in any way? on: July 28, 2015, 03:52:16 PM
If the person taking your loan defaults, what happens? you simply lose your money? then whats the point? you are already taking a risk by having your coins outside your personal wallet, the least they could do is recover your loss.

What are the chances an A+ verified person will default on you? and what are the consequences? I don't understand this loaning business since if they default and nothing happens to them and you simply lose your money, it's gambling and tons of scammers will be all over the place on the daily. What stops a person from scaming you if they can ask for a loan, get the money, default and run without nothing happening? that sounds like free money, doesnt make sense to me.
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