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41  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitmain has bought Blocktrail on: July 20, 2016, 11:59:40 AM
I received an email this morning announcing the acquisition it read :
Dear Bitmain user,


We are pleased to inform you that Bitmain has acquired Amsterdam-based Blocktrail B.V., the company behind the Blocktrail bitcoin wallet.

In addition to the popular bitcoin wallet, Blocktrail is well known in the bitcoin space for its developers API and its block explorer. As part of the acquisition, Blocktrail's products, services and team will gradually be merged into

With this acquisition, we will continue providing even better products and services to users of Bitmain and all its businesses.

Thank you for your continuous support.



The Bitmain team

Blocktrail -


The biggest part was the BTC.COM (not quite as big as in this post, it looks like the reupload of that image made it seem much bigger)

I think that is why they bought it and they will start to push everything to
42  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] X79 Motherboard on: June 03, 2016, 08:02:25 PM
I am looking for a used X79 (socket lga 2011) motherboard, I do need crossfire compatibility and room for 2 full sized gpu cards. If you have one let me know and we can discuss price!
43  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The perfect coin waiting to come around? (mix of ether, lisk and bitcoin?) on: May 12, 2016, 06:42:18 PM
It seems like each of these major coins (ether and Lisk) both have some pretty big negatives by design. Ethereum has no cap on Ether and an undecided POS date and transitioning to happen. Lisk has only 101 spots to stake and pay a lot to do it (becoming a delegate), delegates can be voted out so corruption and bribery can push the coin in one person's way. Bitcoin has no POS and is fully controlled by miners (not exactly a bad thing) and is in constant struggle about it's future.

So why isn't there a coin that takes Lisk and Ethers ability to be coded for and have contracts built on top with a pos system that isn't delegate based, with a hardcap of coins? This seems like a total no brainer to me, an unlimited supply is such a negative thing for the crypto world it kills it for many of us, and delegates seem like prompting the system to be overtaken bribery and collusion.
44  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Hard Drive currencies? on: April 26, 2016, 06:48:42 PM
So currently what are the currencies that use Harddrives to "farm" mine or in anyway generate coins? I know that a few are in development but I am looking for coins that are alive and can be generated now.
45  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Pi alternative with on board Xilinx Zynq FPGA for mining? on: February 05, 2016, 07:12:22 PM
I have been researching into pi competitors and other similar options as I am doing "fleet" of off grid stakers. I have ran into this

and I noticed it has a 16core arm processor but that isn't what caught my eye, the added Xilinx Zynq FPGA did, now would this be able to be programmed to run non sha 256 coins at a similar to gpu speed? Seems interesting to me at least.
46  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / $15 dollar Android Cold Storage (Video inside!) on: January 28, 2016, 03:40:22 AM
Hey guys I put together a little video of a 15$ android phone cold storage, this takes an unactivated prepaid phone with no internet connection, skips the setup and sideloads a wallet apk (mycelium in this video).

The phone I bought was 15$ (looks like it is around 30$ online at most stores now) either of these will work as well though :

This will work for a micro sd:

Here is the mycelium link:
47  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Did just pull off a scam? on: January 21, 2016, 08:04:42 PM
Seems like was supposed to launch, then right before a lot of people started posting how there were some issues, OP was deleted and thread locked. says it is under construction and down, I think they just pulled off an access code to play scam.

If you have any links to their btc wallet, lets see if the coins moved?
48  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin fork fights hurt us all on: January 19, 2016, 05:04:40 PM
What do you think? I personally think all of this fighting makes Bitcoin really scarey to many investors and potential users, the idea of people on the internet fighting could change the way your digital money works or how much it is worth isn't exactly what everyone had in mind.
49  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Twitter Phishing scam on: December 20, 2015, 02:22:58 PM
Hey I wanted to give a heads up and warn people, if you use twitter and have tweeted shapeshift or Erik Voorhees there is a chance you will get a tweet about following him so he can send you a direct message. This isn't him the handle will be missing an o and will read @ErikVorhees This will lead to a survey monkey and a "one time double shift" up to 3 btc free.

Don't be stupid guys, it is a phish and watch the handle, the account looks just like the original thing so pay attention. Don't get phished and remember if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
50  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS]Domain on: December 11, 2015, 03:51:23 AM
I own a domain and haven't put it to use yet and figured someone might be wanting it.

It is a decent name and definitely would be good site for selling things for Bitcoin.

Send me some offers.
51  Other / Meta / 2FA For forum accounts? on: December 08, 2015, 08:22:31 PM
I was wondering if it would be possibly to have the option for 2 factor Authentication on the forum as many of our accounts are worth a decent value and it would help keep transactions safe from hacking impostures.

I have not seen a forum use Authy or Google Authenticator yet but I can't see it being a hard thing to add and I do not see a negative, if this has been suggested before and I just couldn't find it please let me know why this hasn't happened yet, thanks!

Also: We could have little 2FA badges on our profiles for those who enable it so others know for trades.
52  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Could the solution to the block debate already be here? on: December 03, 2015, 05:57:16 PM
This forum is constantly full of debate about the blockchain and what the future of it should be and there seems to be two camps with both very valid concerns:
Camp 1: The bitcoin is an everyday currency camp
Camp 2: Bitcoin is a storage of wealth and used for large purchases

Now we all know this has led to a couple of frenzied debates with very little positive outcome and more or less name calling and shill speculation, but here is what we have seen come out of this:

Camp1: wants BIP 101 or very large block size
Camp 2: Wants small blocks and large fees if block is full and wanting a quick transaction

Now with this we have heard a couple of other options be tossed around: Sidechains, lighting network and off the chain transactions but they all seem to have something in common, they aren't exactly bitcoin. Sidechains are essentially altcoins that are centralized and pay to get through a screening by a corporation for a stamp of approval (Not very decentralized), and lighting network and off the chain really don't show the point of having a damn ledger in the first place.

Well as it currently seems Camp 1 wants their coin to be an everyday currency and this doesn't really work with the 10 minute block time and if they can't get larger blocks without fragmenting the coin I think we can all agree there is no chance they will lower blocktime with anything near a majority.

So what can we do? Well we might already have a solution, as we know an everyday currency IS NOT an investment, but storages of wealth like Bitcoin are. Currently we have a system that works exactly like Bitcoin, we know how to use it, how to safely store it and confirmations are quick, cheap and don't congest the network. Altcoins, yes altcoins, now you may be wanting to click the report to moderator and type wrong section but this is very much in the right section as we need to realize we have the technology that is decentralized and can easily fix our problem.

Now you maybe in the CAMP 1 group and are turning red but listen, if you want a crypto currency that is easy for merchant to accept, quicker confirmation times and lower fees then why do you care it is has those specific three letters before the word coin?

We already have tons of altcoins that are perfect for this situation and can easily be converted back into bitcoin via things like shapeshift, so what we need to do is kill the negative perception of altcoins and start integrating a system for them, maybe mobile wallets that allow you to convert your btc to altcoins for shop use or other things.

Now camp 2 still has an issue with their blocksize and I think we can all agree it needs an increase but not nearly as much as camp 1 has in mind and if we could get the people who want to use crypto as currency to switch to altcoins we could have a much more rooms as it currently is, so possibly a 2mb or 3mb block would be all that was needed for the next few years.

Now you might be thinking okay if I change to altcoins no merchant accepts them what am I to do? Well that is a bit of a problem but if a merchant already accepts Bitcoin it doesn't seem like much of a stretch to get them to accept an altcoin or possibly their is an a way (even with Bitpay) We could get automatic transferring or just use shapeshift to send them your altcoin in the meantime while merchants catch up.

Now this isn't some sneaky way of trying to increase holdings or anything but I see a possible solution in front of our faces if we can just conquer our own bias towards altcoins. This seems like a much better solution to me than fighting to break the coin into two types (xt or core) and just let Bitcoin stay Bitcoin and those who want to use crypto as a new dollar feel free to.
53  Bitcoin / Mining support / Solar powered USB stick setup, need powered hub that can be powered via USB. on: November 19, 2015, 09:09:09 PM
So I am making a solar powered little set up just for a hobby and not an roi, will most likely just be throwing them on a solo pool. The host pc will be a pi 2, I plan on using a 15-20w solar panel that will charge either two 10,000mah or one 20,000mah battery backup. This is what will power the pi and the stick miners, now the stick miners I will probably need a powered hub which I have a couple of but they all ac plugs for their power.

So I either need a powered hub that draws the extra power via usb cable or some sort of adapter that allows the powered hub to somehow plug into a usb port.

So if anyone knows I would be really happy thanks!
54  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Could the PCI X16 72 core Processor bring killer hashrates? on: November 17, 2015, 08:52:36 PM
So it looks like Intel has a 72 Core Processor on the way, it connects via the PCI X16 bus, theoretically letting you have 288 Processor cores in a large tower. How this comes to mining is pretty damn obvious, CPU mining has been overshadowed for a long time and I am sure it will continue when these come out but as most of us know, Server parts become cheap second hand.
So in 5 years are we going to have 288 processor cores chugging along ?
Will this shake up the current GPU mining scene?

Here is a link to an article on it
55  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Server Parts on: November 06, 2015, 05:37:42 PM
Hey so I have some server parts and I am US based:
2Gb PC2 Ram stick:6
1Gb PC2 Ram stick:4
Xeon E7440 Processor: 2
HP DL 580 G5 Logic board:1
HP DL 580 G5 PCI board :1
Server fans (5 pin): 6

I will possibly sell some power supplies, waiting to communicate with HolyScott to find out what breakout boards he has available.
56  Economy / Economics / Flash crash? on: November 05, 2015, 10:23:02 PM
Looks like a flash crash seems to be happening currently, my total guess it will stop about the 380 mark and rise back to 400$ by the end of the night and stabilize around there.
57  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] 900 Series Nvidia GPU (mostly 960, 970) on: November 03, 2015, 04:46:56 PM
I am looking to buy some Nvidia gpu's if you have some 960's or 970's and are looking to sell let me know!

I am us based and escrow is a must from non trusted members.
58  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] Used LGA 1150 Processors on: October 30, 2015, 04:08:38 PM
I am US Based and looking to buy a cheap LGA 1150 processor, so check your old mining rigs and let me know how much you're looking to sell for!

Escrow is an option and will definitely be used if you are not a well known member, if you are well known and trustworthy no escrow is needed.
59  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] 750 ti Gpu - (USA) on: October 15, 2015, 05:55:30 PM
I am located in the US and looking to buy quite a few 750 ti's if you have any for sale feel free to send me a price!

I am wanting all makes and types so let me know.
60  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTB] PC parts (Case, MOBO,PSU, RAM, 750ti, CPU) on: October 01, 2015, 06:40:41 PM
So I am possibly making another GPU rig with 4 750ti, this means I am looking to possibly buy your old/unwanted computer components. I am currently looking for the following:

750 ti - I don't care the maker
Mobo (ATX) - Need to have enough slots to fit 4 double size gpu
PSU- I might have this covered as I have found an incredible deal currently and it depends on if I get a deal
CPU- I think I have this covered via an 1150 Processor but if the mobo isn't 1150 and it comes with it I might be interested (or another cheap 1150)
Case- NEED 8 Expansion slots
RAM- DDR3 Please
Storage- I have a hard drive for this build but if you have one cheap I am willing to listen to prices

If you have any of these let me know, I look forward to it and I am US Based.
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