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1  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [wts] Redacted.ch invite ( Passtheheadphones ) | Apollo.rip | Music-vid.com on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:11 PM
Redacted.ch invite  - 55 $

Apollo.rip  invite - 21 $

Music-vid.com invite - 12 $

Payment by : Paypal or Bitcoins
2  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [wts] Theplace.bz invites on: March 21, 2017, 11:57:55 AM
I have some theplace invites for sell


theplace.bz  -  21 $ / invite
3  Economy / Currency exchange / Need $450 btc will trade for $575 PP Important and need done very soon on: February 01, 2017, 08:10:09 AM
As the subject states I have $575 in PayPal and need $450 btc, it's a great deal any only offering it as I need that sum right away for a project.

Been a member for a long time so scammers bypass this as I will identify and expose you before you have a chance to type [admin]
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Digital Autonomous Robots on: October 20, 2014, 09:53:50 AM
Im thinking more and more about what I call "Decentralized Autonomous Robots". We've now seen robots (at MIT) that have learnt to plug themselves in, but I think we can go further.

I am thinking about software robtos that have their own money protected by a private key that not even the creator can access. For this I am thining of using what I call Multi Dimensional Heirarchical Deterministic wallets, using the abeilian group property of algebraic curves that power crypto currencies such as bitcoin (I hope!).

The robot should be independent of any website, or even any computer. It can drift across the internet using it's power as it chooses, and hopefully for good! It can separate and hide itself, or remain in a dormant state. It can pull in information (including new code) from every corner of the web. it can replicate some or each part of itself.

The aim is that the robots that enhance the human race will thrive, earn more coins and use them for good. Perhaps they will survive on donations or on curation of content (a la googlebot) or be rewarded for being good. I've started working on the fist DAR called klaranet, and I hope one day we can all have a robot pal that's fun to be with!

Thoughts?
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / bitflag.org -- in honor of today's historic moment! on: November 27, 2013, 03:06:12 PM
http://bitflag.org/

Enjoy!  Smiley
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Someone on reddit says foundation members can face jail time on: June 24, 2013, 04:03:59 PM
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From Hacker News (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5927892):

Most of the comments here are not particularly well-informed and should be ignored.

Yes, the Bitcoin Foundation (probably--I don't know anything about them other than what I've read) isn't strictly speaking a money transmitter. Yes, the California Department of Financial Institutions--which will cease to exist in 7 days when it gets merged into the California Department of Corporations--is totally ignorant of Bitcoin. But they know the law pretty well. Especially the one that they wrote. (See the name Robert Venchiarutti on the letter? He's really the one behind it. The DFI lawyers just do what they're told. They don't even like the law. Venchiarutti actually wrote it, with the help of TMSRT's lobbyists.)

That being said, the law to worry about here isn't even the one cited. It is, as I've stated quite frequently, 18 U.S.C. § 1960 (http://www.plainsite.org/laws/index.html?id=14426). And that law says that you don't have to be a money transmitter to get a letter such as the one received by the Bitcoin Foundation (http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/149335233?access_key=key-2lnhtenm4qb1mydngxac&allow_share=false&show_recommendations=false).

"(a) Whoever knowingly conducts, controls, manages, supervises, directs, or owns all or part of an unlicensed money transmitting business..."

The question then becomes whether the Bitcoin Foundation has any "control" or "direction" over its members and/or affiliates, who are most clearly in violation of the law under section (b). These words are vague. It could be argued that it does.

There is an extremely high chance that people will go to jail over this whether people here think it's stupid or not. It's too bad no one took me seriously when I pointed out that the MTA was going to cause problems two years ago. I've been doing the industry's dirty work ever since. It would have been a lot faster and easier with some help. Now we all have to hope that my constitutional challenge (http://www.plainsite.org/flashlight/case.html?id=716056) is going to save the day. And it might, but that day may be pretty far off in the future at the current rate.

Meanwhile, everyone should really be freaking out over AB 786 (http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB786), presently before the California Senate, which makes the MTA worse than it already is by giving Robert Venchiarutti even more power. I've been successful in removing the clause that created a new thought crime, but the rest is still pretty bad--unless you're a payroll company. Amazing what lobbying can do.

If you want to help, click on the "Comments to Author" tab at the link above, register with the State of California, and tell Assemblyman Dickinson that the MTA should be repealed for all of the reasons I outline at https://s.facecash.com/legal/20130225.packetnumbered.pdf: its overly broad scope, inability to sensibly regulate mobile technology, and unconstitutional nature. Money transmission takes place over the internet, which is in the domain of the federal government, not the states. See /ALA v. Pataki/, 969 F.Supp. 160 (1997), http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1017409488915582.... Also CC: Eileen Newhall eileen.newhall@sen.ca.gov, Mark Farouk mark.farouk@asm.ca.gov, Senator Jerry Hill jerry.hill@sen.ca.gov, Marc Hershman marc.hershman@sen.ca.gov, and BCC me: Aaron Greenspan aarong@thinkcomputer.com. If you live in California make sure to say where. Be polite.

Reading material:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5308013

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1gwuql/bitcoin_foundation_gets_cease_an_desist_order_for/

Is this for real or FUD?
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Gavin Andresen promoting the Bitcoin Foundation ,,, on: June 22, 2013, 02:08:02 AM
I am curious about the following comment:

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If you’re not a Foundation member, you should join.

https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/?p=204

First of all, I know very little about the foundation, but I found the US conference *fantastic*. 

My understanding is that the community has mixed feelings about the foundation, but I could be wrong.

I'm not currently a foundation member, but I'm thinking about it.  I'd like to understand the motivation here ...
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The myth of 21 million coins on: June 20, 2013, 03:19:08 PM
I keep hearing that there will only ever be 21 million bitcoins.

I think it's a myth for the 3 following reasons.

1) The 21 million figure could change if developer consensus did, and people downloaded the software

2) The base money supply can be easily inflated with off block systems, IOUs and CFDs for example, but there would be many more instruments to expand the money supply

3) Alt coins could become very similar to BTC, and can be easily created

This is important because if we estimate the long term % of bitcoin in world markets, you need to include these other factors, and it will also impact the price.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is bitcoin a form of gambling? on: June 10, 2013, 11:17:14 AM
In traditional slots you pay a coin, and if a certain sequence comes up, you get some winnings.  I think everyone will agree that's a form of gambling.

In bitcoin, to create coins, you pay some electricity, and if a sequence of 0's comes up, you win some bitcoins.

Is this aspect a form of gambling?

And if so, is that illegal in the U.S.?
10  Economy / Trading Discussion / Buy the Dip on: June 10, 2013, 12:35:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jllJ-HeErjU
11  Economy / Economics / India Central Bank Prohibits Sales Of Gold Coins on: June 06, 2013, 09:30:27 PM
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-06/india-central-bank-prohibits-sales-gold-coins

Time for gold 2.0?

"Bitcoin is gold with wings ..."
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Will the Bitcoin Foundation Certification Process be Valuable? on: June 04, 2013, 05:37:23 AM
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Our Goals for 2013

Create an opt-in certification process for Bitcoin businesses

https://bitcoinfoundation.org/about/letter

Do you think this is the way to go, or will it be unnecessary bureaucracy?
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Let Satoshi's will be done - mbtc day 2 June 2013 on: June 01, 2013, 04:03:20 PM
Eventually at most only 21 million coins for 6.8 billion people in the world if it really gets huge.

But don't worry, there are another 6 decimal places that aren't shown, for a total of 8 decimal places internally.  It shows 1.00 but internally it's 1.00000000.  If there's massive deflation in the future, the software could show more decimal places.

If it gets tiresome working with small numbers, we could change where the display shows the decimal point.  Same amount of money, just different convention for where the ","'s and "."'s go.  e.g. moving the decimal place 3 places would mean if you had 1.00000 before, now it shows it as 1,000.00.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=44.msg267#msg267

seeAlso

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=220322.0

The majority of the community is in favor of this.

14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Should Bitcoin Win Nobel Prize? on: May 22, 2013, 01:40:51 PM
Ted Nelson (inventor of hypertext) believes that Bitcoin should win the Nobel Prize.

I think it could potentially win 2 ... one for peace, and one for economics.  Bitcoin is *far* better than anything done by Nash or most other nobel winners, imho.

Maybe Gavin could collect the first, and satoshi the second

Would this give Bitcoin the kudos it needs to go mainstream?
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / A Quesion for OpenCoin on: May 16, 2013, 08:57:38 AM
Just thinking about the future ... I have a hypothetical scenario ...

Consider a universe where 5 servers are running in ripple with an unique node list.

As the ledger becomes large the debate arises as to whether servers should be given XRP from the mint to compensate them for running the service.

Opencoin says no, but the other 4 says yes.

The other 4 decide to reward themselves some xrp as a one off payment and are able to reach the 80% consensus threshold.

Would opencoin be obliged to agree with the will of the consensus at this point, or would it result in the ripple network being split?

Background:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj1QVb1vlC0&feature=youtu.be

16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A new Catchy name for 0.0001 BTC? on: May 10, 2013, 04:18:49 PM
Since the new update will make it impractical so send one "Satoshi" it looks like the lowest practical amount to send will be:

0.0001 BTC

Many people have come to me saying they like bitcoin but find the fractions hard to deal with.

Is there a name for one tenth of a "millibit"

If not, can we think of a new catchy name?

"One Andresen"? Tongue
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Would it be fair to say Satoshi is a British Mathematician? on: April 14, 2013, 10:34:35 PM
I know that nobody knows for sure ...

But say estimated at a reasonable chance e.g. over 50%?

Is this our best guess so far?
18  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Bitcoin meets the Semantic Web.... on: April 01, 2013, 07:53:56 AM
I'm working on porting crypto currencies to the semantic web.

The advantages of this is that pages can then become machine readable on the web allowing new types of innovation and spreading bitcoin information to a wider audience.

The first step that needs to be done is to create a "vocabulary" for bitcoin.

What this means is like a dictionary of terms that can be put down in a machine readable standard (called RDF).

I was wondering if anyone has worked on this before or if there is a human readable "glossary" for bitcoin that I could take text from?

19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / reactivating an old wallet.dat on: March 25, 2013, 10:29:53 AM
I have a very old wallet.dat (this is in the time before passwords)

I'm able to run bitcointools and pywallet on it and can see the labels, hashsec, sec etc.

Does anyone know a way to import it into some wallet software so that I can find out how many btc are there (if any)?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitflag -- A Unofficial Bitcoin Flag on: March 22, 2013, 04:17:36 PM
I noticed that bitcoin is one of the few *major* currencies without a flag.  So I trawled the forum or some designs and put together:

http://bitflag.org/

On another thread, someone suggested I open this up to the community and allow anyone interested to donate a design.  

Perhaps one day we can have an "official" bitcoin flag.

If anyone can come up with more designs I can run a poll in the community to select the best one.

For now, I'll leave this one "flying", tho.  

In cryptography we trust!
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