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1  Other / Meta / Proposed: All "Securities" topics should link to security on GLBSE on: June 20, 2012, 08:55:30 PM
I find it annoying how every post has the link to the discussed security on GLBSE in a different spot.  Some don't even include it at all. 

I propose that mods enforce a link to the security at the top of every post.  If OP doesn't do it themselves, edit the post to add the link at the top.  If it is listed somewhere, else, link there.

This would make me happy.

2  Economy / Securities / [GLBSE:RUGATU] - Market cap ~ 1.29 BTC, Can it recover? on: June 15, 2012, 11:49:20 PM
It looks like Rugatu is having some serious troubles:

- Earlier this week in the thread below, majority of forum users agreed the valuation was too high.  Rugatu owners/employees disagreed.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=87390.0

- There have been allegations of unfair moderation and moderators manipulating rules to win a question's reward, then banning the user who they allegedly stole from for publicly discussing it
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=86551.msg965892#msg965892

- The sum of all bids on GLBSE is about 1.29BTC at time of writing.  This means selling EVERY SHARE wouldn't even net two bitcoins.  Ouch.

Now the Rugatu Mods have locked every thread they created, so I wanted a place to discuss their situation without censorship.

Can Rugatu recover from this?
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 20,000 transactions - New Bitcoin Network Record on: May 08, 2012, 06:14:06 AM
Today, for the first time in Bitcoin History, the number of transactions in a 24 hour period has exceeded 20,000.

As of time of this post, the total is 20,138.

Pop the champagne  Cool

PS: Thanks SatoshiDice.
4  Economy / Goods / [Bounty] Update: 100BTC for 2 Working Crow Vending Machines on: May 04, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
Watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmZBMuZ6vE

I want a crow vending machine, exactly like the one in the video.

Can you build this for me?  I'll pay 40BTC for a working one.

I will want to escrow the funds with someone reputable, to be released upon receiving and successfully testing the machine.

It should be able to do all 4 steps on this page:
http://www.josh.is/crow-machine/

UPDATE:
I'll pay 20 BTC for a video of a working crow vending machine, verified with a sign including your username and "Bitcointalk"
Then, I'll pay 40 BTC to buy it from you.
And Inaba, also wants one (presumably at same price?)

100 BTC total for building two crow vending machines.
5  Other / Off-topic / Atlas is giving out BTC loans on his Minecraft server on: April 02, 2012, 07:31:09 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/Civcraft/comments/ron15/i_am_giving_bitcoin_loans_to_residents_of_rift/

I don't understand how he will possibly get any of his funds returns, but decided to post because it was interesting.

Does anyone understand how/why this works?
6  Economy / Goods / Chocolate Bitcoins: Custom Chocolate Coins [Gauging Interest] on: March 29, 2012, 11:53:15 PM
I just got in touch with a service which makes custom chocolate coins.  I think Chocolate Bitcoins would be awesome.  They would have the Bitcoin symbol in the center and text along the edge (TBD, but perhaps "In Cryptography We Trust).

I'd like to gauge interest to see if I could hit the economy of scale necessary for this to make sense.  If there is a lot of interest, it could be cheaper than these prices.

Rough Price estimates (shipping not included):
1 BTC - 6 Coins
2.5 BTC - 25 Coins
5 BTC - 60 Coins
10 BTC -  160 Coins

Would you buy these?  If so, what price point/number of coins would you be interested in purchasing? 
7  Economy / Marketplace / Support Robit Studio's Freeware Games (Now accepting Bitcoin Donations) on: March 28, 2012, 06:28:29 PM
Check out http://www.robitstudios.com/  They just started accepting BTC donations.

They made Treasure Adventure Game, which has receive a lot of recognition in the Indie game world.  (Including Best Indie Adventure Game of 2011 from JayIsGames, one of the best casual game blogs).

You should check their games out and send some coin if you like it. 
8  Economy / Trading Discussion / [Update] CryptoCoinMedia's False Accusations on: February 28, 2012, 04:20:02 AM
UPDATE: MiseryDeAria posted at length, clearing Bitcoin Consultancy of any responsibility. He will be working on returning the funds soon. Intersango and Bitcoin Consultancy are unrelated to witcoin and do not have the funds, and claims they should be reported to the police are completely unfounded.  Read it for yourself here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=66550.msg773158#msg773158


UPDATE 2: I PM'ed CryptoXChange, and they cleared some things up.  CryptoCoinMedia is not an employee, owner, or client of CryptoXChange.  They know each other as fellow Australian Bitcoin users.  One of the CryptoX guys has done some technical work for him in the past, but this was in no way officially connected to their exchange or its brand.  They do not condone or have any control of CCM's actions.

I still think CCM was trying to smear FUD on Bitcoin Consultancy's Intersango to improve the standing of CryptoX, but he was acting independently.  CCM and miserydearia will be working together to get the refunds out to past witcoin users.

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This is my understanding from the past hour of research through old forum posts, if anyone has factual corrections, please let me know and I will edit this post to update it for accuracy.

The Facts:

CryptoCoinMedia is an associate of CryptoXChange (his level of involvement is unclear). a fellow Austrialian Bit

CryptoCoinMedia registered the domain in December of 2010.

Miserydearia was the lead develeoper and creator of witcoin.com, a reddit-like service where you upvote with bitcoin.

Witcoin.com was shut down, leaving some users without a way to withdraw their remaining balance.

As of October 2011, miserydearia sold the VPS to CryptoCoinMedia.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2516.msg599183#msg599183

Some time between Nov 2011 and now, miserydearia both:  had some serious health problems (I hope you are doing well if you are reading this), and became a collaborator with Intersango.

CryptoCoinMedia started this thread today, in which he threatens to file a police report against Intersango if they don't coordinate refunds:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=66550.0


My Take on the Situation

-CryptoCoinMedia is at least friends with CryptoXChange, if not actually involved with some business aspect.

-Witcoin users who are owed money have a legitimate claim to recover those funds from miserydearia.  They should contact miserydearia directly to facilitate this transfer of funds.  Misery should make himself available, and make a post about how to contact him to recover these funds.  The matter of these refunds is between miserydearia and witcoin users.

-CryptoCoinMedia has ZERO claim on the account balances.  His purchase was for the domain and VPS only:
I payed for the domains and vps it was hosted on.

-Intersango/BitcoinConsultancy is completely innocent and unrelated in this matter.  Accepting miserydearia's future collaboration does not make them responsible for any past debts miserydearia may have.  

-Intersango/BitcoinConsultancy should notify miserydearia of these threads, and encourage him to create a transparent claim process.  This is an act of good faith which they have no obligation to do.

-CryptoCoinMedia's claim that Intersango has commited theft is a slanderous attack attempting to hurt their reputation.  CryptoCoinMedia's association with CryptoXChange gives motive: He wants to stir up FUD around Intersango to improve the relative position of CryptoXChange.  I think he is attacking his competitor primarily as a means to gain market share. This is immoral and bad for the Bitcoin community, which is why I am speaking out.


-CryptoCoinMedia has no right or claim to be the custodian of the coins until they are claimed.  He should not take possession of any former witcoin deposits.

Note: I have no affiliations with any of the above parties (aside from trying both their respective exchanges with trivial amounts of BTC).  I am just a Bitcoin enthusiast who sees someone trying to take advantage of someone else, and I hate seeing that in our community.
9  Other / Beginners & Help / Newbie Tip: Add a Profile Pic to look like a real account on: February 24, 2012, 09:06:09 AM
I noticed a lot of newbies don't have profile pics.  I think adding one makes it seem like you are a real person and are actually interested in using your account for more than 5 minutes.  Give it a try. 
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Proposed: We Should Hire Respectable White Hats to Audit Bitcoin's Security on: February 03, 2012, 06:26:01 PM

As a matter of fact, bitcoin would _greatly_ benefit from having actual professional
cryptographers doing not only BIP reviews, but also trying to devise actual attacks
against the whole system.


Can't we hire respectable white hats to do a professional audit (with pledges)?

I would be interested in funding this. And, Gavin thinks it is a good idea.


Good idea. Who wants to volunteer to do the fundraising and organize this, and let me know how I can help?


Who has experience with white-hat security firms?  Who should we approach?  How much would it cost?
11  Other / Meta / Proposal: Limit font size in signatures to 10pt or less on: February 02, 2012, 09:19:32 PM
Look at my signature.  Isn't it obnoxious?  Lets limit font size in signatures, so it is less prominent than the actual content of the thread.

There are several other users with large font signatures, and I find it very distracting.  Does anyone else agree?
12  Bitcoin / Mining / [PAID] Bounty: 0.3 BTC - Show me a block that P2Pool mined on: February 01, 2012, 09:46:37 PM
So, if I understand P2Pool correctly, they have a "share-chain" which includes the payout addresses of all miners that have earned shares.

All p2pool miners are working on a block which proportionally pays everyone in the share-chain.  This should mean there are blocks with 50-100 receipients sharing the 50BTC block reward right?

First person to explain to me why I am wrong or provide a link in block explorer showing one of these blocks with so many different payout addresses wins it.

Thanks!
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bill Barhydt of m-Via will be giving TED talk on Bitcoin on: January 13, 2012, 11:47:05 PM
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106907500056938408759/posts/2PQQLPYkdca

He asked these questions:

1. What does Bitcoin mean to you?
2. What do you think of Bitcoin's potential future?
3. What are the best uses of Bitcoin that you've seen so far?
4. Do you think Bitcoin will become a mainstream currency or investment asset type or both? Why/why not?
5. Does Bitcoin need to be improved? How?
6. Any other thoughts on Bitcoin?

Maybe we can give him some answers?
14  Other / Meta / Is selling drugs that are illegal in the US to US customers against forum rules? on: January 09, 2012, 11:10:56 PM
I am concerned about a thread because I think it exposes this forum to the risk of being seized and/or shut down by US government agencies.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.200

Their open discussion of shipping these drugs internationally is occurring.  Most users have not specified their location or which drugs they are purchasing, but I believe that there is evidence in this thread of illegal drug transactions beyond a reasonable doubt.

I think the thread should be closed for the safety and longevity of this forum. I don't think the thread provides a benefit to the community anywhere near proportionate to the risks and liabilities it adds.

Mods, why are you letting this illegal activity continue in your forum?

Flaxceed sells many drugs that legally can only be sold by a pharmacist to US customers:
Steroids, including Winstrol (Controlled in US)
Viagra (restricted in US)
Xanax generic (Scheduled in US)
... among other things

List of controlled substances in US:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/orangebook/c_cs_alpha.pdf

List of users who claim to have received drugs from flaxceed:
kcmastrpc - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg509543#msg509543 - Located in Crossville, TN (http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=76107)
CryptoKid - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg552068#msg552068
RandyFolds - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg511437#msg511437 - American (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53530.msg700018#msg700018)
Reckman - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg561888#msg561888
CornedBeefHash - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg592216#msg592216 - Profile indicates located in San Francisco, received many orders
thisisgil - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg605322#msg605322 - Received in UK
conspirosphere.tk - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg606485#msg606485
dryden - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg637564#msg637564

Claimed to have correspond at least:
gamer4156 - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24196.msg578185#msg578185 - Asked about shipping to the US
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How do I go to a registered Namecoin domain without installing anything? on: December 06, 2011, 12:31:22 AM
I am pretty sure I saw a website that looked like an address bar that you could use to navigate to namecoin domains.

I just spent 30 minutes googling, trying to find it again (or something like it) and all I found was guides to set up my own DNS server.  Ouch! There really needs to be a lightweight method of visiting these links if this project is ever going to get off the ground.  Nobody is going to configure a DNS server to view their first namecoin site.  Only people who are already sold on it.

What site can I use to view these domains?
16  Bitcoin / Pools / What mining pools have you tried? What did you think of them? Where are you now? on: December 01, 2011, 01:34:24 AM
I just started mining a couple weeks ago after I built a new gaming PC. Crossfired 2x6970 and GUIMiner right now.

Tried slush's pool, didn't get it working.
Tried bitcoinpool.org and they banned me for turning off mining while playing games (i think)
Settled on deepbit because it was easy and had regular payouts.

No arguing about who is doing it wrong, I want to hear about your own personal experience.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / SwitchPoker - Way to convert Credit Card to Bitcoin? on: November 28, 2011, 11:01:17 PM
If you go to https://www.switchpoker.com, you can see that they allow deposits with Visa and Mastercard.

They recently enabled Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals.

Can you use Switchpoker as a way of converting Credit Card funds into Bitcoin?
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Long time lurker, question about Crypto X Change credibility on: November 23, 2011, 03:16:21 AM
I saw a post about this, but now I can't find it.  What does  "ISO 27001 compliant + ASIO T4 certification" mean, and could you post evidence of these certifications? 

The OP seemed to think that this certification and compliance was fabricated.  CxC looks like a very cool new exchange, but seem like they might be too good to be true. 

Thoughts anyone?

Will anyone see me in the newbie section? How can I get out? I'd love to post this in the relevant main thread:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=51457.0
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