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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Use GUI to get raw tx. Can you do this? on: April 09, 2019, 03:16:02 AM
If one had a setup of 2 computers, one offline as cold storage, and one online, with offline's addresses in online's wallet as watch-only, both Core clients. Could you copy the block files from the synced online node into the offline computer, then as the current coins of your wallet show up, do whatever transaction you want to do using Coin Control and whatnot, then press "send" and get the result of this action in raw tx code, then convert this code into a QR, then pass this QR into the online node's computer and broadcast it? the idea is to avoid manually crafting the tx yourself which is a recipe for disaster if you screw up. Just thinking about doing what Coin Control does manually would give anyone normal an headache. So how about doing it all on the GUI and export the tx as raw into the online node? can you type step by step how you would do this?

If this was not clear I would try to rephrase it.
2  Economy / Service Discussion / Anyone knows whats going on with Bitcoinwisdom? on: April 07, 2019, 04:18:38 AM
Go to the link below and look at the graph:

It's a straight line. Not only on Bitstamp, everywhere else too:

Well BTC-e and okcoin have been dead for ages afaik, so I don't know why the website owner still lists them, but as far as I know Bitstamp and Bitfinex didn't die... so what's going on?

What graph sites you recommend to follow price that is similar to Bitcoinwisdom?
3  Other / Meta / Does anyone here make a living off the forums? on: April 02, 2019, 02:31:55 AM
As someone that posts here casually, sometimes just a couple of posts a week as of lately, I see some people putting a ton of effort here, not only in amount and quality of posts, but in various tasks, such as managing signature campaigns and other gigs, and some do forum statistics research too, some do freelance jobs for graphic designs, some offer escrow services... there are many tasks to do here that if summed could make a nice wage specially in some countries. If I had to do all of that I wouldn't have time to have a so called real job

So my question is: Is anyone here making a full time job out of forum tasks? If so, how is your daily life? Do you tell people that you make a living on a bitcoin internet forum? How do buy stuff if you don't pay any taxes? Or you do file tax earnings for your BTC? Perhaps someone is doing it as a side-job to supplement their real job? There are many doubts of people when it comes to signature campaign earnings tax-wise. I just wonder if anyone has made a career out of this. I wonder if you could add on your resume that you dedicated your time to this. Time is very valuable and some spend a lot of time on it after all.
4  Other / Meta / How relevant should inactivity be for hiring someone? on: March 12, 2019, 04:42:55 AM
I was considering getting into the game of being a manager to promote sites and so on, and I was wondering: Should a campaign manager care at all about the activity of the applicants, if their posting history was good before they applied?

The way I see it is that knowledge is not destroyed but stored, so if someone had good posts in 2015 and stopped posting and came back years later, why should I not hire this person assuming he says he will be active again from now on? I see people with a decent posting history that generally has a good enough understanding of bitcoin and other topics being constantly rejected because of that from participating in campaigns. I believe that in doubt of an account hack, if this person provides a signed signature from previous posts it should be good to go.
5  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / What is the best distro to compile windows binaries? on: March 11, 2019, 04:27:41 AM
I want to compile the executable for windows on linux, it's a fork of Core of some altcoin, there's no way im installing altcoin stuff without compiling the source code. Which is the distro that will have all the libraries needed to build the binaries?

Will this work in the latest Ubuntu?

sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-w64-mingw32-g++ # Set the default mingw32 g++ compiler option to posix.

then get the .git and:

PATH=$(echo "$PATH" | sed -e 's/:\/mnt.*//g') # strip out problematic Windows %PATH% imported var
cd depends
make HOST=x86_64-w64-mingw32
cd ..
./ # not required when building from tarball
CONFIG_SITE=$PWD/depends/x86_64-w64-mingw32/share/ ./configure --prefix=/
6  Other / Meta / How effective is the new hacked account recovery system? on: March 10, 2019, 04:01:24 AM
I remember noticing the insane amount of hacked accounts that were asking for help back then, creating a long queue of people waiting for months. I would like to ask, now that the new system has been in place for a while: Just how good is the new method of account recovery?

Assuming you provided the required BTC signatures, how long did theymos or cyrus or whoever is involved in the process took to reach back to you with a solution?

Fortunately I have never needed this system, but I was always worried about my account getting hacked seeing how most people never got it back even after providing a bunch of signatures. I want to know that in the chance it gets hacked all my effort through years isn't going to be wasted as some idiot takes control of it to pump their ICO scamcoin as it seems to be the usual case.
7  Bitcoin / Electrum / Move bech32 private keys into Core? on: March 10, 2019, 03:41:22 AM
Which is the correct and definitive best way to do this? I want to move some coins in an electrum wallet, inside a regular wallet.dat Core wallet. I don't want to send the coins, I just want to own the private keys. How do I exactly do this move? Im not familiar with electrum. In Core I don't remember how to import the private keys but I think it was pretty easy, I can look it up. I just want to know if someone has done this recently in recent versions, because many tutorials are now outdated as both the GUi and the cvar commands change over time.
8  Bitcoin / Legal / Coinbase's recent Hacking Team stuff on: March 06, 2019, 05:41:22 AM
This proves that exchanges are spending a lot of effort in blockchain analytics and trying to blacklist as many coins as possible, which proves my concern of sending coins in an exchange that were mixed at some point, since you don't know whose coins belong from originally. There is a risk that you have coins that are from criminal origin and you have no idea. Then it will depend on how deep they want to go to consider you part of that criminal activity. How many tx's away from the deposited tx would it be considered safe? all those things are being discussed by lawyers, authorities, and so on.

Most likely what they are going to achieve is that there will be an OTC market were people will pay premiums for freshly mined coins and what have you.

People on twitter started a #DeleteCoinbase hashtag and they pushed them to do this:

However you can't trust these guys. Many questions remain unanswered. They admitted they sold data among other things, no clear answers.

My advice is to stay safe, do not use exchanges unless the coins you deposit are from a clear origin you can prove. Most of us are good people but governments don't care and im sure they will be glad to take away your bitcoins when they can find the legal loopholes to do so.
9  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / block inputs on: February 04, 2019, 03:46:26 AM
Sometimes there are trolls out there that send spam of their websites with dust transactions, or even offensive messages in the transactions to link said offensive stuff to your public addresses.

Is there a way to block these inputs? It would be ideal to make it simple on the Coin Control window, to select any inputs you want so they never move if you accidentally send a transaction and they are included, because if you for instance send a transaction into an exchange that contains an input that had a link to a drug darknet website that the spammer sent you as dust.. you don't really want that, so im asking a way to freeze all these inputs and also make them stand out in the Coin Control window so you don't select them.. I hope this makes sense.
10  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / 1:1 copy of wallet but watch only on: January 30, 2019, 03:29:09 AM
Lets say you have a wallet with a bunch of transactions and different inputs and so on. Is there a way to make a copy but watch-only? I know there's a command where you can manually add the public keys for watch-only in an empty wallet but this is so annoying to do it one by one. It would be cool to make "watch-only copies" of the entire wallet.dat file.
11  Economy / Economics / Perfect example of why governments must hold Bitcoin on: January 28, 2019, 03:59:10 AM

If Maduro was holding Bitcoin instead of gold, specially gold outside of your borders, he wouldn't have had that little problem. Of course Maduro is probably too computer illiterate to get the thing done.

You could make the argument of "if he was holding his gold inside his country he wouldn't have been denied access". Well still, it would make sense to hold Bitcoin and not gold, specially when you have an empire like US always threatening anyone with entering your country and taking all of your gold and oil reserves as they will do with Venezuela. With Bitcoin they couldn't be able to take them as you could have safe backups overseas.

This is an unbeatable logical argument for the bullish case of institutions holding Bitcoin. Im not saying they should dump all of their gold, but definitely dump a certain % and diversify with Bitcoin. This will happen sooner or later, and it just takes a first mover for the rest to follow, they will not be able to afford not having some due game theory, similar to not having powder back in the way when when wars were fought with swords.
12  Bitcoin / Legal / Screwed up by Livecoin on: January 26, 2019, 04:45:34 PM
Imagine that you send some bitcoins to Livecoin to buy some altcoin that you were interested in, did some trading, found some profit, increased bitcoin count. Very nice, but here is the problem: Turns out Livecoin deletes all of your trading history every 15 days. I realized this when it was too late because the fuckers put it on tiny fonts somewhere where it's not that visible. Now I have lost the trading, so if I wanted to sell the bitcoins that were obtain through the trades in there for fiat and they asked for details, I wouldn't have said details since stupid Livecoin apparently thinks deleting people's trading history is a good idea.

What would be your options if this happened and you were saving money to buy property? It would suck not being able to sell your trading gains. I would be worried to simply tell the truth, that the trading history is lost, because they don't really care about the truth, if you have nothing to show to prove the funds are from legit origin there is a risk they screw you up. Any ideas?
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / CoinStar: turn coins into BTC on: January 26, 2019, 03:48:47 AM

What do you think about this? looks like it's some company that wants to have ATMs where you can exchange a bunch of quarters in exchange of bitcoins and im not sure if some altcoins too.

It sounds like a positive idea to me. Everyone has fucktons of money at home that you don't even know you own in small rotting coins. I once counted up to $200 bucks worth of small coins that I would gladly convert into bitcoin before they continue rotting.
14  Economy / Gambling discussion / Gambling is growing at nonstop rates in my country on: December 17, 2018, 03:24:20 AM
Is this an isolated phenomenon or it's just where im from? I see more and more gambling commercials, tv ads, and I see more and more gambling spots all over the streets. There were casinos before but im talking about places where people take bets usually on soccer and other sports, not a classic casino with the usual casino stuff. I see they are located near high schools too. This could cause a gambling addiction epidemic among the youth, which has a hard time making money these days and feel desperate and end up gambling whatever little they make.

I claim this cannot be a simple coincidence. The rich have always gambled, but lower end classes weren't gambling that much in the past as far as I know. There weren't definitely as many gambling spots all over the place before.
15  Economy / Economics / What will you do in 2030? on: December 17, 2018, 01:49:24 AM
Looks like many economies around the world are going to be suffering major downfalls around 2030. The demographic pyramid is completely fucked up in many countries, with locals not having kids because basically millennial cannot afford to live on their own due low wages and high cost of living. In Europe it's all over the place. What grinds my gears is economists saying immigration is the solution and they will pay our retirement funds. This is insanity.

Anyway, do you have a portfolio that makes you comfortable about the future? we are definitely on our own so be sure to have some passive source of income for the future. Hopefully Bitcoin saves our ass and by 2030 we don't have to worry about money anymore.
16  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Difference from Electrum HD wallet to Core HD wallet.dat file on: December 16, 2018, 03:37:38 AM
Which are the security differences comparing the Electrum HD wallet which has an exportable seed to the HD wallet.dat from Bitcoin Core software?

For cold storage and assuming both wallets are created in airgapped computers, which one would you trust the most and why?

Being able to export the seed from Electrum seems handy but I have always been very paranoid about it.
17  Other / Meta / Which hosts don't give you the proxy error? on: December 08, 2018, 07:31:19 PM
I wanted to use this image in a post, but I keep getting the white background with red letters error that says something about a proxy or whatever, I think everyone knows that message. It shouls show up here:

The link:

Im just confused because imgbb was working good so far and I never got the proxy error thing.

Edit: Maybe this one works?

Looks like it doesn't.
18  Economy / Economics / Remember: Bottoms are ALWAYS higher than your idealized entry point on: December 08, 2018, 06:54:27 PM
We've seen it throught the years. You can go and find all the posts, I don't need to do the homework myself for you, I already did. The truth is, you will ALAWYS find a bunch of people predicting bottoms that never arrive, ideal entry points to go all in that never happen.

Those people are the ones that become demented nocoiners which begin FUDding Bitcoin pretty much forever, because they are extremely irate at the fact that they missed the boat because they gambled way too much hoping for a price that was way to low, so the market started going up, they assume it's another "suckers rally" or "dead cat bounce", until eventually it goes full FOMO and they feel suicidal, but it's even worse when the bubble bursts and bottoms above what they were expecting to get in at, so it's a never ending fractal cycle of people becoming salty at the fact that they didn't buy and they have too much of an ego to just get in and deal with it.

Famous eternally mad nocoiners such as Peter Schift, Nourini, Mark T Williams, Krugman... you name them.

So the moral of the story is, buy low, but not too low, you may die waiting.
19  Economy / Economics / The mining downward spiral FUD was predicted months ago on: December 05, 2018, 04:57:28 PM
I've seen a lot of people, specially mainstream media, reporting on how Bitcoin would crash because the economic incentives would collapse if the price went way below the cost of opportunity to produce more bitcoin supply. Everytime the price has collapsed a lot we've seen these. Well this guy predicted it months ago:

Lowest hanging fruit for the next batch of unsubstantiated FUD will be the "mining death spiral" articles that appear every bear market and halving. "Once the price hits <insert random number> miners will turn off their equipment and bitcoin will die"

Then months later we have this:

The FUD machine has begun to go at full steam with the doomsday predictions: bottom's close.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 100,000+ BTC moved into segwit addresses on: December 03, 2018, 05:16:33 PM
A very interesting set of transactions happened just a couple of days ago. Someone has moved chunks of 25,000 coins into bech32 addresses. What's really weird is that he has moved it into an huge list of different addresses:

He wants to increase his privacy by splitting them into different addresses? Anyhow, it could be said that whales trust segwit, or at least some whales do.
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