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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Microsoft_Seller: likely scammer on: August 19, 2014, 02:59:19 PM
User Microsoft_Seller is trying to sell "swiss credit cards" in a moderated topic, where he deletes all "irrelevant posts".

Deleting posts in your own selling thread is a very big warning sign for scamming.

Pay attention.
2  Economy / Securities / ASICMINER: direct shares vanished, what can I do? on: February 02, 2014, 08:08:51 PM
I had some ASICMINER direct shares.
I transfered ***PART*** of those shares to Havelock, and the transfer was successful.
Then the dividend day came, and I received nothing on my direct shares address.
(I did correctly receive dividends on Havelock for the shares that I moved there)

Now friedcat isn't answering to my inquiry, TAT obviously can't do anything, and I'm stuck with missing shares.
Has anything like that been reported, so far? Does anyone have any advice?

edit: I did not transfer all of my shares to AM1, I only transfered SOME of them. I had X+Y direct shares, moved X shares to havelock, so I should still have Y direct shares. I have correctly X shares on havelock, but the Y direct shares disappeared.
3  Local / Italiano (Italian) / Proposta: vietare di usare MtGox come prezzo di riferimento on: October 16, 2013, 12:26:44 PM
Il prezzo su MtGox è artificialmente alto a causa delle difficoltà di prelievo, e dunque non riflette il prezzo di mercato.

Di conseguenza i venditori singoli tendono a basarsi su tale prezzo per vendere ai loro utenti, il che sebbene certo non sia una frode, è decisamente fuorviante.

Secondo me è da considerarsi pratica scorretta e andrebbe proibita, specie perché va a colpire in particolare chi si sta avvicinando al mondo dei Bitcoin e di conseguenza non sa come interpretare tale affermazione.
4  Other / Meta / DefaultTrust is BAD. Very bad. on: October 16, 2013, 12:21:27 PM
DefaultTrust completely defeats the purpose of having trust handled by the users themselves.
Most users will keep their DefaultTrust setting, hence people who happen to sit in the DefaultTrust list have way too much power.

i.e. I can't leave a negative feedback to someone in that list, because if he'll reitaliate (and he'd likely do, if he deserved the negative feedback in the first place) I'll be labeled as untrustworthy for most users, who likely don't know or care how to setup trust properly.

If the reason why you put in the DefaultTrust is to give some extra protection to the lazy users, there's, for instance, a much better solution: no DefaultTrust, and a big red warning message "You have to setup your trust if you want to be safe" on every page.
That's just a random idea, but even just having no DefaultTrust would be much better than having it instead.

Please remove it, or people on it will be free to ill-behave at will.
5  Other / Meta / Can mods alter trust feedback? on: July 31, 2013, 09:13:35 AM
I've been told that mods can alter trust feedback.
I am quite surprised, since doing that would render trust utterly pointless: if I chose to trust someone, I do trust him! If someone doesn't agree with his feedback, he's free to post an opposite feedback instead...
6  Local / Beni / [VENDO] Aste fumetti on: July 20, 2013, 03:24:01 PM
Sto pensando di vendere un tot di fumetti usati: alcune serie complete e alcuni numeri sparsi.
Ci sono principalmente manga, qualcosa di italiano, e forse qualcosa anche di americano.
Se mi dite che qui c'è un minimo di interesse apro un thread qui con delle aste, denominate in BTC.
(sempre sia permesso)

7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Analysing a supposed theft with's taint analysis on: July 07, 2013, 10:08:56 PM
Here a newbie is claiming somebody stole him some bitcoins, and provided his robbed address: 16io8zfbhStqe9WVdHN3JLzc29D73okaoy.

I have checked where his coins were gone, and they have only traveled through a single transaction, to this strange address: it has been used multiple times to receive coins, never to spend, and contains some (for me) odd transactions with multiple duplicated input addresses (i.e. in a single transaction an address appears multiple times as input).

I've tried the taint analysis, and I got a strange result: the source address has a count of 108.
Now, I don't know much about how this taint analysis works, but if those addresses were really unrelated, shouldn't the count be just 1?

PS: I've no idea who the OP is, I just stumbled upon his post and tried to analyse this out of curiosity.
8  Local / Italiano (Italian) / Postepay: motivi e rischi on: June 16, 2013, 09:49:01 AM
Mi pare che gli acquisti tramite postepay ottengano prezzi decisamente più alti di quello di mercato, addirittura se non erro si sono toccati i 110€ quando su mtgox si era a 75€...

Ora, se le cose stessero così, mi metterei al volo a vendere anch'io in questo modo, ma ovviamente se il prezzo è più alto un motivo ci deve essere, e me ne sovvengono due:
1. comodità per l'acquirente (che per qualche motivo suo non ha voglia di passare tramite exchange)
2. rischio per il venditore

Se fosse il primo ok, mentre riguardo al secondo è bene esser consci dei rischi. Per cui... che rischi ci sono? Supporta il chargeback? Supporta un basso volume d'affari? Viola i TOS?

Inoltre mi chiedevo come può funzionare un escrow in tal senso, ovvero, come potrebbe l'escrow controllare che io ho ricevuto il pagamento, e di conseguenza rigirare i BTC all'acquirente? È necessario effettuare presso di lui entrambi i passaggi, dunque, senza alcun contatto diretto?
9  Economy / Marketplace / WTB patch to cyanogenmod 7 and 10 on: June 15, 2013, 11:24:24 AM
Cyanogenmod misses a way to assign a default contact to a number [link].

I'm wishing to fund the developement of such a feature if it happens to be easy as it seems.

- two contacts (Alice and Bob) share a common number
- currently both the call and the sms applications will arbitrarily chose one contact (Bob) to associate that number with, so that when you receive a call or sms from that number, it will be displayed as a call from Bob
- I want to be able to chose to assign that number to either Alice or Bob, instead (obviously while keeping it on both contacts)

1. it would be ideal if it was a small patch that ends up in official cyanogenmod, but that's not required
2. in case (1) does not happen, then I don't want to install shady patches or applications, so it should be something simple which doesn't require strange permissions
3. it is perfectly fine if the interface is quirky or barely existent, it is fine even if it is just a text config file or something like that... as long as it works
4. it has to be fully open source

How much:
I'd expect to spend up to 1 BTC, but 0.25~0.5 would be much preferred. I guess it would be easy to do such a thing if you already know cyanogenmod or android, while it will likely be too much work otherwise.
Please correct me if you know if any of my assumptions are wrong.

Thank you : )

NOTE: in case someone didn't read carefully, this is the opposite of selecting a default number for a contact (it's selecting a default contact for a number).
10  Other / Meta / Will bitcointalk go public? on: June 14, 2013, 09:51:04 AM
Since bitcointalk now accepts money for ads, and pays its admins and mods with those revenues, I wonder if it has any intention of issuing shares in any exchange, such as

I mean, has it been discussed or considered?
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How do you feel about people carelessly running likely viruses? on: June 09, 2013, 01:26:36 PM
This is only the most recent example, but something like that happens every day.

Someone post something which is extremely shady, and possibly without any apparent benefit (at least scammers usually try to lure you with greed, here there's nothing).

This was so patently an infected file that I was amazed how many people jumped in anyway without thinking, leaving their brains completely powered off.
Me and others posted warnings, and some people were still jumping in nonetheless.

I find this both entertaining and interesting on a social perspective, it is like looking at lemmings jumping off a cliff, without even the excuse that they might be stupid rodents: those are people who willingly refused to think, knowing that this would make them risk a lot of money and time, without any benefit, and did that anyway.

What do you think about that?

Do you consider it's ok to exploit them, since they took efforts into being exploited? Or at least it's partly justifiable? Or do you think it's still 100% wrong nonetheless?
Irregardless of what you think about the exploiter, do you think they should receive some extra punishment, since they fueled a system which affected more users after them? (i.e. somebody notices that someone is downloading, so he stupidly assumes it means it's ok and downloads too...)

edit: since apparently it wasn't clear, I'd stress that I do not personally condone those actions, still I wanted to know if you do, how much, and why.

edit again: locked, since it looks like I wasn't able to communicate clearly what I meant, and got only answers from people who misunderstood. Sigh.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / New ripple currecy: boardgamegeek's GeekGold [XGG] on: May 04, 2013, 02:08:22 PM

Striving to promote any mean of exchanging digital currencies, I'm going to act as a ripple gateway for boardgamegeek's GeekGold.

boardgamegeek [BGG] is a website dealing, as you might have guessed, in boardgames, and GeekGold is their internal currency.
It is usually called GG on their site, hence I've decided to call it XGG on Ripple, respecting the ISO standard of using X?? to denote any non-national currency.
XGG is a traditional digital currency, meaning it is stored in their server, and created and destroyed more or less at will.

BGG freely allows users to exchange GeekGold either for hard currencies or for games, so opening this gateway won't break their community, it will simply be one more way for them to trade their gold.
Usually they trade with paypal USD, so if they come to Ripple they will have much less transaction fees, on the expense of having to set up an account at Bitstamp and one at Ripple itself.
I've already made some experiments trading BTC for XGG, using in-site auctions: 2012-01-19 2012-10-01. I've managed to collect only a very small sum, since apparently Bitcoin isn't very widespread among BGG users as of now.

While many users might not care, I've decided it's still a worthy experiment.

1. How does it work

1.1. In order to accept XGG in ripple, you have to trust the "XGG gateway" address rJQFX9CMwDHJ3NR1Lc86VoDNxVgBYFemGD for the amount you want to receive, or more

1.2. To get XGGs in ripple, you have to send me GeekGold on BGG, and provide me the ripple address where you want to receive them
1.2.1. my username over there is Lohoris

1.3. To move XGGs out of ripple, you have to send XGGs to the gateway, and link me you BGG account

1.4. before sending me anything, contact me with details via EMAIL <> (no private messages anywhere! only email please!)
1.4.1. you might try to PM me here or anywhere, but I might easily miss that

2. Fees

2.1. I'll warn you of any fee policy change at least 30 days before it becomes official

2.2. currently there are no fees

2.3. currently the minimum order to be processed is 32.00 XGG
2.3.1. GeekGold has 2 decimal units, hence any order should be rounded to the second decimal unit

About me

* BGG (XGG topic)
* Bitcoin SE
* Bitcoin Foundation
* bitcointalk
* BTCXperts


I'm not going to create a market, just act as gateway.
Maybe I'll feed it just with two small offers, later today.
While obviously you might exchange XGG with any currency you like, I think exchanging them with Bitstamp USD might be the best thing to do, since currently they are usually exchanged with Paypal USD.

13  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Are "move" operations logged? on: December 11, 2012, 04:18:42 PM
Are "move" operations logged somewhere in the wallet or somewhere else?

If so, can the "move history" be retrieved, and how?

(just in case it wasn't clear, I'm talking about the command to move credits from one account to another, a.k.a. movecmd)
(crossposted on Stack Exchange)
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Are "move" operations logged? on: December 09, 2012, 05:27:06 PM
Are "move" operations logged somewhere in the wallet or somewhere else?

If so, can the "move history" be retrieved, and how?
15  Other / Beginners & Help / API: keeping account balance positive (+knowing in advance the transaction fee) on: December 05, 2012, 11:37:16 PM
(as posted on SE)

I'm using the json API. I need to keep all the account balances positive: I call getbalance first, check if it has enough bitcoins to proceed, and then move or sendfrom.

This approach causes two problems.

Problem 1 is that this is not an atomic operation, so after the first getbalance the balance could actually be changed.

Problem 2 only happens with sendfrom: there might be a transaction fee, hence if the user sends his entire balance, he'll have a negative balance due to that.

Solution to Problem 2 would be to know in advance the transaction fee: I noticed (though I didn't try) I can set it with settxfee, but I found no call to get it, is there?

While I could implement some external lock mechanism to solve Problem 1, I'd rather use a bitcoind native method, though I get it does not exist, does it? Hacking the sendfrom function to have it check the balance before sending would be enough, I guess?
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