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1  Bitcoin / Armory / Bitcoin Core / Bitcoin XT on: August 15, 2015, 10:05:43 PM
I know Armory runs the Bitcoin client in the background, but what will happen with regards to bigger block sizes being implemented with Bitcoin XT? Will Armory users be able to choose which client they decide to run in the background?

I personally am in favour of larger block sizes.

Thanks.
2  Economy / Speculation / The next bubble could well surprise even the early traders... on: April 05, 2015, 01:54:14 AM
Just a theory, but I have a gut feeling that if we witness another bubble cycle, the majority of traders will underestimate the peak, possibly by a significant amount.

Why?

IMO the last two bubbles were nothing in the grand scheme of things. Even in the runup to 1200 USD, I would have guessed that maybe 1 in 10 people would have heard of Bitcoin. I think that figure could well be closer to 5 in 10 by now.

We have the two largest stock exchanges (NYSE, NASDAQ) giving credibility to the technology, and people seem to be educating themselves more so than they would have tended to a few years back

We will hopefully have the BIT providing access for institutional investment.

Wall street want their slice of the pie. But the pie is too small right now. So they're gonna have to make it bigger.

Why not load up now, drive the price to tens of thousands of dollars, and then cash out for ridiculous profits before repeating the whole thing.

This wouldn't even be market manipulation - simply buying an asset deemed to be undervalued, and then selling at profit. Natural market forces would drive the bubble thus nobody could be accused of manipulation, and it would be very easy money.

Am I missing something, or is this whole thing a lot more simple than most people are willing to believe?

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Caution - Large scale phishing attempt (targeting blockchain.info wallets) on: October 03, 2014, 11:27:56 AM
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2i5gzg/largescale_phishing_attack_via_satoshi_spam/
4  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-10-02] - Bloomberg - Bill gates: 'Bitcoin is exciting because its cheap' on: October 03, 2014, 01:13:48 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/bill-gates-bitcoin-is-exciting-because-it-s-cheap-dQ4qHV4~TLSnUIuIRfZBVA.html
5  Economy / Speculation / So much crazy news these last couple of days... on: September 09, 2014, 09:36:47 PM
Yesterday, paypal posted a video to their youtube channel; "We can spend Bitcoin with a tap"

And today, Satoshi's old email account was mysteriously hacked creating a lot of buzz in the media. I almost forgot that Apple were announcing their new mobile payments service today...

Funny how that timing worked out, eh?

Welcome to the 21st century currency wars  Cool
6  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Gridseeds - $70 USD (11 available) (UK) on: May 13, 2014, 05:26:30 PM
I have 11x Gridseed 5 chips which I've decided to sell. I don't have a controller and I don't have space to set them up, so I'm just listing them here for anyone who's interested.

Price is $70/unit + $20 shipping for up to 2 units; add an additional $10/unit shipping for more than 2 units.

Calculate the amount in USD, convert to BTC using Bitstamp rate and send to:

1NvtyUHQQ92w6JjVYCeMrBW4LTHMTZ757a

Then message me to confirm you have sent payment.

Please send from an address you control or have the private key. I will require a signed message to prevent disputes. I will ship as soon as as possible after I receive payment (usually next day at the latest).

Feel free to message me via PM with any questions.

Thanks.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Charity Project - The Hatters Explorer Scout Unit on: April 23, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
Hello everyone.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Tim and I've been hanging around these forums for over a year now. I discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and decided to start trading on localbitcoins.com to earn a bit of extra cash in the form of commission.

Since then, I have also found myself learning about how markets function, and how to trade on the exchanges. I've gradually become more and more involved in crypto-currencies - This year, I co-founded a joint venture with a friend, cryptoware.co.uk - a mining hardware reseller.

So that's a bit about me and my background. Now I'd like to share something else with all of you: A charity project involving the local scout group, which my sister is a part of.


The Hatters Explorer Scout Unit A sustainable development project in Namibia (Charity Number 303656)

In 2010, a relationship began between

1) The Hatters Explorer Scout Unit

2) The people of a small village in rural Tsinstabis, and

3) The Scouts of Namibia

This has since enriched the lives of the 27 strong UK contingent, developed Scouting in Namibia and transformed a derelict plantation into a symbol of hope for the local Bush People who now manage it. The expedition in 2011 was the result of a long and arduous year of planning and fundraising.

The expedition in 2014 is no different.

The result will be no different.

The Hatters have been fundraising and supporting the partnership since 2011 and will return to Tsinstabis this summer to start a new project. This partnership now has the potential to change countless lives.

The aims of the expedition in 2011 were:

-To provide a sustainable and plentiful supply of water that could be used to irrigate the soil
-To plant the initial 200 orange trees on a plantation that would eventually host 800
-To start a new Scout Group in Tsinstabis
-And crucially, to initiate a partnership agreement detailing commitments of all parties

The expedition of 2014 is not only a wonderful opportunity for a new group of young people to change their lives; it is part of a commitment that The Hatters Explorer Scout Unit has made to the area. The targets for 2014 are:

-To complete any work that has to be finished on the original site
-To start a new plantation within Tsinstabis and leave it in the same excellent condition as in 2011.

This sustainable partnership has already had a vast impact upon the UK Scouts, has changed views towards projects like this within Namibia and already made a difference to the lives of the San Bush People on the first site.

The next expedition will develop another plantation, change more lives and provide more Scouts with a once (OK, maybe twice) in a lifetime experience.


Here is the web page for the project: http://nambia.wordpress.com/


I'm hoping to help them raise donations from the Bitcoin community. I'd also love to hear any suggestions from people as to how else Bitcoin might have a role to play in helping this project. I have a few ideas myself which I'd love to discuss with everyone here. My feeling is that there may be opportunities further down the line; for example, to sell the produce using Bitcoin? I also had an idea of maybe doing a 'sponsor a tree' program, perhaps using something such as Mastercoin to issue 'orange tree' tokens which would entitle the holder to a share of the harvest.

Thanks for reading, and I hope we can all help to play a part in the continuing success of this project!
8  Bitcoin / Group buys / CRYPTOWARE.CO.UK - Twin Furies on: March 21, 2014, 11:06:38 AM
Please ignore this thread, I've started a different one.

Mods please delete this, thanks.
9  Economy / Services / Looking for a developer for a transaction visualiser. on: March 10, 2014, 12:20:37 AM
Yep, another one of those ones like bitlisten or fiatleak. This one would be matrix style visualisation of transaction hashes. How much would something like that cost to get done? Can I help and maybe learn a bit about how its done?

Original idea from this thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=507533.msg5613290#msg5613290

Thanks!
10  Other / Meta / N/A on: March 02, 2014, 06:01:14 PM
Delete please, thanks.
11  Other / Off-topic / Brain wallet on: February 03, 2014, 02:59:21 AM
A while ago I made a brain wallet, just out of interest. It only had a small amount of coins. I've forgotten the passphrase, but I know what it should be, more or less. So I thought I'd make it interesting. I've sent about $50 to the address, and now I want to see if anyone can crack it.

The phrase should be something along the lines of the following:

I woke up in a Soho doorway, a policeman knew my name. He said, 'you can go sleep at home tonight, if you can get up and walk away'

Here's the address:

https://blockchain.info/address/15saHjdAfhRkK64FADotXuicCVRoR8Qh2M


I'd love to see if anyone can crack it  Smiley

(Maybe I'm just trolling and the phrase has no similarity to what I put? Well I promise I'm not, can't really prove otherwise unless someone cracks the wallet though)

Looking forward to seeing what happens  Smiley
12  Other / Off-topic / The Honorable Kim Jong Un: Pledges of allegiance. on: January 22, 2014, 12:02:34 AM
In recent news which has developed over the last few days, it is revealed that Bitcoin has been co-opted by an alliance between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

Members of the forum have the opportunity to make a payment to Kim Jong, in order to pledge their allegiance and be granted diplomatic immunity during the North Korean takeover of mainland China. Acting in the capacity of ambassador to the bitcointalk forums, I am taking payments on behalf of Kim Jong Un (I must stress that this is through coercion and not choice. I am deeply regretful of this outcome.)

You must send payment from an address with which you can sign messages. After sending payment, you must sign the following message using the sending address:

'I hereby pledge my allegiance to the great and merciful Kim Jong Un.'

Payments due for armistice are as follows:

Single person: 0.5 BTC
Couple: 0.8 BTC
Family (Maximum one child): 1.0 BTC

1KimJongLDTFUT6hUru9jDGkQswcg7dWpB

Send me PM before making any payment! This ensures I can relay details to be confirmed by Un and Putin.

What have we done?  Cry



13  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin will hit $10,000 in 2014 on: January 20, 2014, 06:26:38 AM
The multilevel marketing guys will take it mainstream this year. Its going to be awesome to watch.
14  Other / Politics & Society / TAKE THESE MURDERERS BACK TO COURT AND HAVE THEM CONVICTED! on: January 20, 2014, 05:17:13 AM
I watched a very disturbing video the other day. In 2011, a gang of thugs attacked a mentally ill homeless man for no apparent reason. The whole incident was caught on camera, and there were many witnesses - unfortunately people were too scared to step in and save the man's life. All the while he was pleading with them to stop, and calling for help. And they killed him.

Despite the video evidence and audio recording of the incident, the killers were not sentenced, and were allowed to walk free. This is a complete disgrace to humanity.

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6yaeD-E_MY#t=895

15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Get change.org to accept BTC donations? on: January 18, 2014, 11:27:30 PM
Quote
A business model for social good

Change.org's mission is to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see, and we believe the best way to achieve that mission is by combining the values of a non-profit with the flexibility and innovation of a tech startup.
16  Economy / Digital goods / FREE! - $15 Burger King Gyft Card (USA) on: January 09, 2014, 11:58:26 AM
I signed up for Gyft a while ago and bought this code. Unfortunately, I'm an idiot and didn't realise that it was only for participating restaurants in the U.S. (where I don't live)

If anyone is able to use it, I don't want it to go to waste - first to post wins!



17  Other / Off-topic / My friend has had some really bad luck... on: December 22, 2013, 06:03:38 PM
Hi guys

Okay so I'm not really sure about what sort of responses to expect here, but I feel its worth a shot.

A friend of mine was using BTC-e for trading, and had a number of coins on the exchange. He downloaded some software for mining Quark coin, but unfortunately it turned out that there was malware in the download, and all of his data was compromised. They got access to his accounts, and emptied the whole lot, nabbing around 8.5 BTC.

Now I know that many of you will read this and say, 'well this is his own fault, he failed to take care of his security and that's why he lost his coins' - This is absolutely true. But this kid is only 18 and has only just been introduced to Bitcoin, and he's had to learn this expensive lesson early on. He was saving to go travelling, and now those plans have been completely wiped out.

EDIT:

Originally I was hoping people might be willing to make a few small donations to help him get back on track, but after reading the responses I've realised that this is not really a reasonable request. So instead, I'll just say this:

Please, if you are new to Bitcoin and you are reading this, take on board what has happened here: this sort of thing seems to happen ALL OF THE TIME! You have to take security very seriously, and follow all the advice given e.g. Use 2 FA, don't download anything suspicious or that you aren't completely sure about, try not to keep coins on an exchange if you aren't trading them etc.

18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Christmas shopping on: December 11, 2013, 01:06:47 PM
I'm buying gifts and I'm looking for suggestions. I'm looking for gift which I can pay for in BTC - I just bought a knife from knives4bitcoin as a gift for my cousin. If anyone has any others they'd like to share, please post here.
19  Other / Politics & Society / RBS Banking problems... on: December 03, 2013, 12:11:50 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25193884

RBS customers say problems continuing after payment fault

Susan Allen from the RBS Group: "We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience''


20  Other / Beginners & Help / Coin Giveaway on: November 30, 2013, 07:49:29 PM
Feeling generous. 0.005 BTC to the first 5 posts.
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