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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What's your bitcoin pizza moment? on: May 09, 2021, 08:07:45 PM
I just realized that my 50 BTC donation to the forum is now worth $2.9 million. Wow! Never in my life have I expected it to be that big.

This is the most obvious 'bitcoin pizza' moment for me. What's your bitcoin pizza moment? Anything crazy you want to share?

Here's to another 10 years of HODL'ing Smiley
2  Other / Off-topic / Ultrawide monitors: 21:9 or 32:9? on: January 02, 2021, 06:37:01 PM
Iím in the market for an ultrawide monitor and canít decide between 21:9 or 32:9. I havenít really used either in person so I donít have any preferences, as Iím stuck on the standard 16:9 now.

For 50% productivity, 30% gaming and 20% movies/videos, which aspect ratio would you recommend?
3  Economy / Lending / No collateral, interest free 0.02 BTC loan to any Legendary member - experiment on: May 10, 2019, 02:56:03 PM
I'm offering a 0.02 BTC loan, with no collateral requirements, to any Legendary bitcointalk member.

The duration is 14 days and it is interest free. You repay the same amount.

Please reply to this thread if you're interested.
4  Economy / Securities / Earning Interest On Lightning Funds on: May 10, 2019, 02:26:15 PM
Looks like you can currently make about 1% APR from Lightning routing fees.

https://blog.bitmex.com/the-lightning-network-part-2-routing-fee-economics/

The good thing about this is there is no counterparty risk; the main risk is from software bugs and errors. Of course, the main downside is that 1% APR is an absolute pittance, especially when you consider all the effort that is involved.

Would you put your funds on Lightning?
5  Economy / Auctions / [Auction] Buy TradeFortress's signature for 6 months | Piece of bitcoin history on: November 20, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
This is an atypical signature space auction. Why would you ever buy the signature space of someone with -9999 trust? Well, you can own a piece of bitcoin history, and get legendary-styled signature space on more than 7700 posts; many with significant historical value.

If you're not sure who I am, have a read of these two threads:

https://www.wired.com/2013/11/inputs/

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=283756.0

And finally, in this year I offered a reimbursement program, which reimbursed a majority of users with a majority of their balances in BTC terms: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4589356.0

FAQ: Will you actually add my signature?

A: Yes, see my trust feedback from Blazed after the whole mess: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=67058

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Auction terms

You get my full signature space for a period of six months.

You may ask me to update the signature at any time. I will get to it within a reasonable period of time.

The minimum bid is 0.01 BTC.

Bids must be made at increments of 0.002 BTC. (e.g. 0.01 -> 0.012 is valid, anything less is not).

You must be Member of above to bid, or you must pre-pay your bid for it to be valid.

Auction ends on November 28th 00:01 UTC.

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Cheers,
TF
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Best bitcoin poker in 2018? on: October 11, 2018, 11:44:51 PM
I haven't been playing poker for a long time, but I'm getting back into it.

In your opinion, what's the best bitcoin poker site in 2018? I'm looking for ones with a good reputation, active events, etc.
7  Other / Meta / CloudFlare? What changed? :( on: August 21, 2018, 02:34:49 PM
bitcointalk used to be one of the few sites that didn't use CloudFlare. Now I see CF is enabled, including I'm Under Attack mode..

What changed?

EDIT: saw https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2485318.0
8  Economy / Service Announcements / ✳️✳️✳️Hashie: Refunds Available ✳️✳️✳️Claim by Dec 31st, 2018 on: August 21, 2018, 01:09:59 PM
Hello everyone!

Did you have a balance on CoinLenders or Inputs.io? A reimbursement is also available - please see the thread.

Refund

A refund for Hashie users is now available.

If you can prove that you had a balance or Hashie miners, I am valuing them at:

- 100% of your account balance, or any amounts spent on FireHashers.
- 0.05986 BTC per 100 GH/s on your account.
This amount is calculated based on the expected earnings of such hashpower, back from 2015 to 2016. After 2016, the difficulty made mining unprofitable anyway. Excludes free miner.
- Nil for AMHash miners, as the obligations are from AMHash.

In addition to these valuations, I am also offering a 15% bonus on top, to compensate you for any opportunity cost, interest, etc and as an apology for how long this has taken. This is on top of the increased valuation of bitcoin since late 2014.

I am able to offer this bonus to Hashie users, as the balances are substantially lower than CoinLenders / Inputs balances.

To claim, please:

- email admin+g [at] glados [dot] cc; with proof of your Hashie balance / miners, or
- send a PM to this bitcointalk account

All refunds are at my sole discretion, and would settle all outstanding obligations. No contractual relationship or obligation is created from this post, and the offer may be modified or cancelled at any time. Not an admission of wrongdoing of any kind.

The planned deadline is Dec 31st, 2018.

History and what happened

Some of you may know that in 2014, I started Hashie with a business partner of mine. The idea was people were valuing cloud mining contracts above and expected payouts due to difficulty increases, and hence selling mining power would turn a profit.

Shortly after launching, Hashie ended up partnering with ASICMINER/AMHash, which was an industry leader then in ASICs and cloud mining contracts. Hashie started selling AMHash products, with all obligations borne by AMHash: all purchases (minus a fee that Hashie collected) were paid to them, and all payouts came from them.

I want to explicitly clarify: the VAST VAST MAJORITY (>1000 BTC) went to ASICMINER, and were NOT Hashie obligations. Hashie was a pure reseller.

Just after Christmas Day 2014, Hashie launched "FireHashers" which were duration-limited mining derivatives. It was an extension and the first step into a marketplace for mining difficulty derivatives. This represented a tiny fraction of all Hashie contracts. The price was algorithmically determined. Unfortunately, for a brief period of time blockchain.info returned '0' for the bitcoin price; meaning the algorithm had a multiplication by zero and essentially sold the miners for free.

This allowed some quick hands to grab whatever that was left in the hot wallet, which was around 50 BTC at the time. It made Hashie insolvent. I was dealing with a lot of personal issues at that time, and the fact that this was my second compromise (after Inputs.io) despite how hard I tried to keep Hashie going and sustainable as a business. Trying to deal with with that, I ended up making a weird Frozen-themed ARG. I apologise.

Within days, AMHash also defaulted and completely disappeared, and exact details are still unclear there. There are rumors that friedcat was arrested for stealing electricity for ASICMINER in China, but in any case, for AMHash Hashie was a pure reseller, and your claims were against them.  

Over the past 5 years, I've been slowly making reimbursements to users of CoinLenders and Inputs.io. Today, I'm introducing a similar program for Hashie users. I am sorry for the end result of Hashie. I have not launched anything that held custody of crypto ever since then, and I do not plan to. This is what I am doing for Hashie to try and make things right.

Thank you,
TF

Self moderation
There are a few trolls in my CoinLenders post, so I'm making this one self moderated. Only posts from users I consider trolls / disruptors will be deleted, I will not delete any other posts even if they are critical or rude, etc.
9  Other / Meta / High amounts of newbie/sockuppet spam in thread on: August 09, 2018, 09:51:12 AM
There is a very high amount of newbie sockpuppets spamming this thread with meaningless posts. Could a moderator look at it? It's pretty obvious.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4656820.40
10  Economy / Scam Accusations / WhaleLend SCAM: Fake testimonials, astroturfing with sockpuppets on: July 12, 2018, 07:39:43 AM
I believe with high probability that WhaleLend is a scam operation due to completely fake testimonials on their website, and their astroturfing with 5 different newbie sockpuppets. The last four posts were made within minutes of each other, promoting the business, in a section (Securities) that has low activity. No legitimate business would do this, it's a sign of shady operations.

WhaleLend features "direct deposits", where unlike all the other lending platforms where you only give them restricted API keys, you must directly deposit funds into WhaleLend and it goes towards their accounts.



Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4642602.0

EDIT: it turns out that their endorsements are legitimate. Disregard. However the astroturfing still stands.

The testimonials on their website, from:

"Jeremias Kangas, Founder of LocalBitcoins"

"Kenrick Drijkoningen, Golden Gate Ventures"

"Riku Seppšlš, Partner at Icebreaker.vc"

"Oliver Laiho, Founder & CEO of Babylonia Capital"

etc are also fake. Those VCs and Jeremias have never heard of Whaleclub before.
11  Other / Ivory Tower / Predicting recessions with yield curve inversion on: July 11, 2018, 07:53:32 AM
The yield curve inversion is probably the most watched indicator in the US economy now, and that makes me curious if plans to market time their entry / exit into the stock market based on this figure.

I was able to make a simple model in Google Spreadsheets that exits the stock market completely when the minimum T10Y2Y of months T9-T21 is less than -0.2%, and that would have successfully avoided every recession with a re-entry position around the bottom.

Obviously, those are very backtested results and I optimised the parameters based on the past recessions, and the big question is if the future will hold the same. I'm curious if there is anyone out there thinking of exiting the stock market, about 9 months after the yield curve inverts and getting back in 21 months later?
12  Economy / Services / ESCROW NEEDED - 20 BTC phisher arrest bounty; up to 1 BTC payment on: July 09, 2018, 01:09:05 AM
I am looking for an escrow to hold 20 BTC for a bounty placed upon a phisher / scammer, and manage the corresponding bounty.

For more information, please see this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4623173.0

Please let me know (via a reply or PM) if you are interested in being the escrow and manager of this bounty. You should be very trusted, and have held more than ~$100k in value before as an escrow.

Terms and definitions

The bounty will run until August 1st, 2019.

The phisher is defined as the person who operates max para.vn, as well as operating social engineering and impersonation attacks against the CoinLenders reimbursement process. This user has been contacting multiple users pretending to be me, and have successfully stole 50.625732 BTC. Of course, the phisher most likely is involved in more activities than this.

There are many reports of the operator of max para.vn using his phishing links to steal bitcointalk accounts, and credentials.

Primary Release Condition: The 20 BTC should be paid out to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest, or a credible civil suit launched against the phisher that has proceeded past the discovery stage.

This party must not be the phisher, however can be associated with the phisher (e.g. partners in crime, friends, family) if you believe the release of the funds will not benefit the phisher in any way. 

Once the party has been identified, I intend to fully assist the respective police agencies in pursuing justice, including following up with the assistance of professionals, evaluating civil action, etc. All the evidence will be publicly posted however already.

Secondary Release: At your discretion, you may provide up to 5 out of the 20 BTC to parties that have provided important information about this case, such as credible dox to the Investigations section, etc. The release of this portion is at your discretion for what would be in the best interests of justice in this case. You should not pre-pay anyone for information.

Compensation

I will transfer you 21 BTC, which is placed under escrow / trust.

If the Primary Release Condition is met, you may claim 1 BTC from the escrow.

If the Primary Release Condition is not met by the end date of August 1st, 2019, you may claim 0.25 BTC from the escrow.

You must transfer any remaining amounts back to a bitcoin address I will publicly provide.

You may not transfer any remaining amounts, after the release date, to any other party (including yourself), even if they purport to have claims against me of any kind. You may not use the remaining amounts to settle any obligations.

Thread local rules
Vod, and any alt accounts associated with Vod, is not allowed to comment on this thread, and should be immediately deleted.
13  Other / Meta / Editing a post on: July 09, 2018, 12:48:02 AM
I'm not able to edit posts.

Could a moderator kindly edit the email address in OP of this post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4589356.0

from cl [at] tfbtct.e4ward.com

to admin+g [at] glados.cc

due to impersonation attempts; as detailed here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4589356.msg41741171#msg41741171

I originally went for a forwarding email so that it's easier to categorise, however given social engineering and impersonation attempts I will be using my glados.cc domain from now on.

Thank you!
14  Economy / Scam Accusations / [20BTC bounty] Bitcointalk phishing site, max para.vn , impersonation scammer on: July 08, 2018, 08:21:02 AM
This email was sent to me, but the link actually pointed to a phishing site:

http://maxpara[dot]vn/login/?u=TradeFortress&r=4589356.0 << DO NOT ENTER LOGIN DETAILS ON THIS PAGE




I didn't fall for it, however I have reasons to believe that the same scammer was responsible for successfully impersonating me and being the 'man in the middle' between a CoinLenders user.

The scammer originally emailed me, claiming to be a CoinLenders user. They used a different email address to the actual user, being hardymlt@safe-mail.net

When I asked the user to email me from their registered email, they were able to convince the actual user to do so, by emailing them from TradeFortress@protonmail.com (which is fake). The actual user sent evidence that allowed me to verify the claim.

A reimbursement of 50.625732 BTC was made to 1Aztzs1qHqKiVuZaoa7s23KoHCjeBSeqrT. The funds are currently residing in 1B5b3CcSG5YP9JavrKv8UwV3dcgpT4g3wV


I believe a good starting point to track down this scammer is the domain name maxpara[dot]vn ; I believe it is a website operated by the scammer (and not a hacked website) given its content.

A reward of 20 BTC will be offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of this scammer. I'm not super expecting this bounty to be filled, however I'm sure this scammer has put his hands in many pots before; and it looks like there is lots of info to track him down using maxpara[dot]vn

Escrow can be arranged.
15  Economy / Lending / ✳️CoinLenders/Inputs.io depositors: Reimbursements CLOSED on: July 03, 2018, 07:12:13 AM
Update October 2018: Reimbursement program has closed early. Please see the latest post for updates.

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Beware of impersonators!
There are a number of impersonators who are pretending to me, and trying to steal your reimbursements. Funds have been lost!

I will ONLY ever email you from admin+g [at] glados [dot] cc, or this bitcointalk account.

Do not trust anyone else. Please forward any suspicious messages to me.


Important legal notice
No contractual relationship is created, entered into, acknowledged, or ratified from this post, unless stated otherwise. This also applies to any other communications in relation to reimbursements, whether in public or private.

It is the intent of the poster to explicitly disavow the acknowledgement, creation, expansion, renewal, or modification of any claim, liability, or obligation of whatsoever character, nature, kind, or description. Any statement, clause, or wording that is contradictory to this clause shall be interpreted or ignored in such a way so that no claim, liability, or obligation is created or broadened.

All reimbursements are at my sole discretion.

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Hi everyone,

If you had a balance on CoinLenders or Inputs.io (which were services offered back in 2013), a significant reimbursement is available. I have been in touch with some individual users over the past 5 years, and I'm now ready to proceed with the reimbursement process for everyone.

If you have already accepted a settlement offer, such as the USD-value settlement from 2013, you may still be eligible. Any amount previously sent will be deducted from the current offer, leaving you with the same outcome! Smiley

I will try to contact you, based on data I have. As there are hundreds of accounts to work through, it may be a while before I get to you. The data I have is incomplete, and my email addresses for you might be outdated. If you haven't heard from me, please contact me ASAP.

You can contact me via this email: admin+g [at] glados.cc

Alternatively, you can send a PM via Bitcointalk to this account. Please allow a few days for a response.

It is the plan to distribute all funds by December 31, 2018. If I have your contact details, I will be reach out before then. Unclaimed funds will go towards greater reimbursements to claimed users.

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Please supply the following details:

- Email address and/or username used for CoinLenders
- The balance that was on your account
- Proof of balances, e.g. email or PM exchanges, deposit TXIDs, etc
- Any past settlements to you

The more information you can supply, the easier it will be for me to match your account, and the faster your reimbursement can be made.

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FAQ

What is the % of reimbursement?

I will give you the current % when you contact me.

The goal is to distribute 100% of the funds to users. So the exact percentage may be updated, depending on crypto valuations (some of the funds are still in other cryptocurrencies, including ETH), if new balances are discovered and verified, or if certain users cannot reached, etc.

Please note that due to a limited amount of reimbursement funds remaining, you may receive payments in instalments, or an offer to redenominate balances in USD.  

Updated September 2018: Due to the decline in ETH relative to BTC (from 0.07 at start of reimbursement, to 0.033), of which most of my crypto is in, recent reimbursements offered are much less. You may opt to receive the amounts in ETH.

CL/Inputs was 2013, it's been 5 years. Why now?

You trusted me, CL, and Inputs.io with your funds, and I'm sorry that I've let you down. I'm also sorry for the communication and lack of process between then and now.

When the Inputs.io hack happened, and CL lost most of its assets and loans, I kind of ran away from the whole bitcoin mess and settled with a portion of the accounts. But over the years, thanks to some good investments, and profitable speculative trading, I'm able to offer a reimbursement plan that I hope you're happy with. It unfortunately isn't possible to be 100% in BTC, but the average USD ROI exceeds 18x.

What happens after Dec 31st, 2018?

All remaining funds will go towards users who have reached out with addresses on file.

Thanks,
TF
16  Economy / Lending / Are you 1eXZ5VsqHa@safe-mail.net ? Please contact me! on: June 26, 2018, 01:00:09 AM
Hello!

Sorry for the public post, but I have been trying to reach you via email recently without a response.

If you see this, or come across this from Google, please contact me in relation to your CoinLenders balance.

The only details I have are you are 'T F', 1eXZ5VsqHa and 1eXZ5VsqHa@safe-mail.net

Thank you.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoiners from 2012: What are you doing now? on: June 01, 2015, 04:47:30 AM
I'm still holding, even though the price just keeps going down. I believe in bitcoin -- I'm heavily against modern monetary theory.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / It is time to raise the blockchain size. on: May 26, 2015, 12:16:58 AM
Bitcoin was never designed to limit transactions to 3 tps. The 1 MB hard limit was only intended as a temporary stopgap while typical bitcoin blocks were many orders of magnitudes smaller.

Bitcoin was designed to handle transactions without a financial intermediary. It is intended for all transactions to take place on chain, not off-chain using a centralized service. It is time to raise the blockchain size.
19  Other / Meta / Vod just left negative feedback for iCEBREAKER after he left Vod negative rating on: January 07, 2015, 07:37:24 AM
iCEBREAKER recently left Vod the following feedback:

"Constantly posts lies about TECSHARE in an effort to have him removed from the default trust list. Honest discussion is one thing, but he just posts BS with absolutely no basis.

Not trustworthy."

(This is clearly mocking  the negative feedback Vod has left TECSHARE).

In response, Vod has left negative feedback for iCEBREAKER:

"Possibly hacked account.

Posted the following feedback on my account: "Constantly posts lies about TECSHARE in an effort to have him removed from the default trust list. Honest discussion is one thing, but he just posts BS with absolutely no basis. Not trustworthy."

TECSHARE isn't on the default trust list. Not sure why this user would be lying about me in this way."


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Vod, can you please explain how iCEBREAKER "lied" about you?
20  Other / Meta / Vod needs to be removed from DefaultTrust. on: January 06, 2015, 03:39:44 AM
"Spreads FUD - calls me a liar, and a fool." is a highly inappropriate comment to leave as a negative trust rating. Calling someone a liar in no way justifies a negative trust, like Vod has given, and is contradictory to the forum's policy of free speech.

I expect more ad hominems in this thread, but in any case Vod needs to be removed from defaulttrust for multiple instances of power tripping.
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