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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Impossible to trade this, INSANITY! on: April 10, 2013, 04:12:47 PM

How can you do anything with that?  Any prediction you are going to make 20 mins from now when MtGox catches up is asinine.
* ErebusBat wishes we had a decent exchange with stop loss / take profit orders.
2  Bitcoin / Hardware / Single BFL 5 GH/s ASIC worth it? on: April 10, 2013, 03:23:06 PM
FOREMOST: I am aware of the shipping issues BFL is having, so please no replys like 'No because you won't get it'  This assumes that BFL will deliver.

With the recent increase in bitcoin prices I am seriously considering picking up some hashing power; however I was wondering if it would be worth it.   I have never mined before, though I am highly technical (not worried about setting it up or running it).  What I am worried about are things I know I don't know, and the things I don't know I don't know.

For example.... if you put 5 GH/s into a mining calculator today the return is great; however I would not get mine until most ASICs have shipped, I have no idea what to do for a difficulty estimate.  I don't really care about the USD from mining, what I really want is to just set it up and have it generate some bitcoins over the long term for me.  What I don't want is for 5GH to become like a single GPU card that really doesn't make it worth it.

So my question:  Would purchasing a single 5 GH/s ASIC be worth it?
3  Economy / Service Discussion / JSON-RPC Broke with v0.8.1 on: April 07, 2013, 07:58:43 PM
I was trying to get bitcoind v0.8.1 hooked up  to the JSON-RPC and I kept getting:
$ bitcoind getinfo
error: couldn't parse reply from server

My ~/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf file:

I can't figure out what is wrong, I can get curl to work fine and it returns results as expected.  I know I had this working some months ago, which makes me think that maybe it is a problem with the newer bitcoind (which I just installed from apt this morning: Bitcoin version v0.8.1.0-g34d62a8-beta)?
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / [ANN] printing of existing backups on: August 31, 2012, 07:30:39 PM
Whilst getting all my ducks in a row with wallet backups I could not find an easy way to backup WIF/SIPA keys with QR codes. provides a paper backup, but they are not WIF and therefore will not import into armory (and I am assuming other apps).

My workflow, to give others an idea of how to use this:
  • Create a paper wallet backup in armory, this is my deterministic armory wallet
  • Create/maintain a wallet with keys that are imported into my armory wallet
  • Export the bci wallet unencrypted in Sipa Wallet Format JSON
  • Paste that JSON into my new External Backup option
  • Huh
  • Profit!?

You can access the code from my GitHub repository.   Be aware that this will not currently work offline as it loads the CoffeeScript runtime.  If there is sufficient need/interest I can change this.

If you don't want to mess with GIT there is a live version here:

Known Issues
  • None Smiley
5  Economy / Service Discussion / ATTN: BitcoinMAX lenders who wish to give information to pirate on: August 30, 2012, 01:52:10 PM
It has become apparent that there is a divide between bitcoinmax lenders who wish to pass along their information to pirate as requested, and those who do not.

I do not think that should pass along anyones information who does not want it.  On the other hand I think that those of us who wish that the information be passed along should not be denied that right.

Given that I do not think there is a whole lot bad that can happen from pirate having this information I have created a form where you can enter the details that pirate requested and I will share the details with pirate or only.

You can access the form here:

EDIT: I will share the details with pirate OR
6  Other / Off-topic / Miss Bitcoin Savings & Trust? High Reward (6% a week) Inside! on: August 20, 2012, 07:38:33 PM
Do you miss your BCTS&T interest payments?  Or maybe you missed out on the fun.

Well it so happens that I have an opportunity for you.  The thing is: it is VERY high risk, just like BTCS&T was. For that reason I can not guarantee any deposits or re-payments but from running the initial numbers it looks like we should be able to do at least 4-6% a week (it depends on real world volume).

It involves real world risk in the night life scene, but my clients would prefer I not discus anything in detail.  If you want to invest a large amount (10k+) I can probably divulge more information.

SOOO....  if you are missing that high risk you had with pirate and want the possibility at some high returns then please send an initial commitment of at least BTC5 to 1DdRsyw7xXBa1i6GdzYWkxWwQQ5pqv2NV4 to join my super cool amazing money making opportunity!

Hurry as the first round is only limited to 5k BTC4980 !
7  Bitcoin / Meetups / Bitcoin in WYOMING on: August 07, 2012, 04:24:32 PM
For some reason I never thought that bitcoin would be that popular in wyoming yet; however looking at some stats on and I find out that goat is here I am beginning to wonder.

Are there other bitcoiners in Wyoming that want to out themselves (I have never made an attempt to hide my identity).  I am in Casper, are there any others out there?
8  Economy / Gambling / Running a site legally (OR how to do it and not get a boyfriend?) on: June 07, 2012, 06:45:01 PM
So I have some ideas that I think could make some BTC; however I am hesitant because of the US Government's hostile attitude toward online gambling combined with bitcoin.

I see that our favorite SatoshiDICE is registered in AU (although it is a .com so the US govt could seize it) and they use cloud flare as a buffer that is all good and what not; however isn't CloudFLARE a US company?  Couldn't they be compelled to release what IP (and therefore the location of) the actual server?

Even sites that are 100% outside the US they don't like.  Look at, the BetOnSports paragraph.  The guy wasn't even planning on going into the US and they still got him.  Who knows, the plane might have actually be diverted on purpose when it was found out that David Carruthers was on the passenger manifest.

How can one legally put their gaming ideas to work?

Someone in AU want to partner?
9  Other / Beginners & Help / SatoshiDICE System on: June 03, 2012, 05:02:09 PM
Well all know and love SatoshiDICE the (near) instant bet/win game.

I have developed a system that helps you bet SMARTER on SD.  I can't make any guarantees as it is gambling after all; however I was wondering if there were any demand in this.

I will be blunt about what it is:  It is a spreadsheet that anyone that wanted to take the time could sit down and make; however this is for the people who either don't want to or can't do the maths themselves.

I am considering selling this for ~5BTC, but I am not set on that price, I am more feeling the market out right now.

As I said you are still gambling so I can't guarantee anything; however if you are interested in swinging the odds a little more in YOUR favor then this might just be the ticket.

Please respond to this thread if there is interest in it.
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