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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Sending bitcoin to ETH address on ERC20 on: April 28, 2022, 03:53:36 AM
So I have this question. I'm trying to pay to a merchant who wanted to use USDT at first, but I asked if he accepts bitcoins. He said sure. Sent me this 0x address which is ETH address, I've looked at it on blockchain says nothing about BTC, just gas fees and how much ETH that address have accumulated. The merchant sent me a screenshot from his wallet, which only has QR code with address and remarks:
"Send BTC only. This address doesn't support NFT. NETWORK ETHEREUM (ERC20) This deposit address supports ERC20 BBTC tokens. Please ensure your destination address supports BBTC tokens under the contract address ending in 541".  Being a bitcoin maximalist, I never got into ETH and smart contracts and atomic swaps and all that.  I've looked up BBTC some baby Bitcoin shitcoin that is worth exactly $0. So, the question is does this work? I don't think core wallet even allows to send to 0x addresses. Should I just say give me an actual BTC address?
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / claiming bitcoin SV with bitcoind on: April 15, 2020, 03:27:36 PM
so, mega question, guys. I figured I should claim BSV since I had balance in my BCH wallet on the fork date (and much later than that).  Apparently BSV doesn't even have own GUI wallet and I'm not fan of thin wallets, multiasset wallet and all those electrums, electrons certainly not mobile clients listed on All right, I thought I can deal with cli. They only have bitcoind and no bitcoin-qt wallet. Ok, got that going, gave it (now empty) wallet.dat file from BCH. Following the advice everyone gives, I've transferred funds into new wallet. Blockchain is fully synchronized now, but the ballance is 0.0... I shouldn't have moved the BCH prior claiming BSV? Or there was time frame I could claim this fork? Anyone successfully claimed BSV with bitcoind? I can't seem to find any instructions that wouldn't involve exchange wallets, hardware wallets or electrum/atom/hodler. I'm using their Bitcoin SV 1.0.2 wallet.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Dust Attack on: June 01, 2019, 07:21:54 AM
I've been getting tons of dust transactions to my wallet, 0.00000546BTC every month or so.  I'm trying to understand the whole reason for these attacks. So, they trying to deanon wallet users and then what? Unless federales doing that how it benefits non govt entity? Either way I don't want to take any chances. I'm using bitcoin core wallet is there a way to mark these coins as bad? Or tell the wallet do not spend?
4  Economy / Exchanges / Nigerian traders on paxful demand phone number on: June 26, 2018, 12:08:53 PM
So, ok, guys. I have this question if anybody knows. I wasn't planning to do any trades with them, this is simply for educational purposes.
Exploring paxful I've noticed there are lots (all of them, I think) demand (not even ask, but demand saying it is mandatory) a phone number in order to trade. Ok, many traders want that, not that suspicious, right? Well, the red flag is that tons if different accounts have these ads to buy or sell and they been copy/pasted.
it goes like this:
Please read carefully.
1. Initiate the trade ,
2. Paste your account details and valid phone number please (very necessary).
3. Alert me if am not online 08057708920, Whatsapp 08057708920. thanks
4, I will always give positive feedback. kindly do the same
5. A very big thanks and hope to trade with you my friend

and the variations of that. Here is one example but you can find tons more of those. Same trading rules even if payment method is Bitcoin Cash. That's a red flag for me. Now the question: why would they need my phone number? Obviously for some kind of scam, but what possibly could they do with it? Anyone knows? Really curious
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Bitcoin-QT 0.10.2 crashes on: July 10, 2015, 02:55:49 AM
So, I've upgraded to latest 0.10.2 version of bitcoin core wallet. And it keeps crashing. Brings that fancy error "do you want to send this error to Microsoft?" type deal. It is constantly crashing, crying that GUI stopped responding. At first I thought maybe blocks are corrupt, but no that part was fine. So I've studied MS error report log, read bitcoin-qt debug logs, and it turned out to be this bug in qt itself
I've tried to run in 32bit color depth and no crashing. Why am I running in 16bit you may ask? Well I'm running full node, that server is on the rack has nothing connected to it but network, power and USB external drive. Software is windows XP sp3 and wallets (litecoin doesn't crash, might have used newer qt or something) Only reason I'm running it on XP is because I connect to it via RDP. VNC is not an option, XRDP is depressing, or I don't know how to set it up properly despite the docs I've read. Otherwise I'd run it on FreeBSD or Arch. So here is the question: is there a way to run bitcoin wallet as daemon in the background and do all full node thing, wallet stuff and have GUI part connect to it remotely from a different computer? That would be the best way and I wouldn't have to deal with *nix or XP gui
6  Bitcoin / Hardware / KnC miner won't get IP... on: October 31, 2013, 09:26:36 AM
so, I guess it still october, so KnC kept their promise, heh Grin
One of the miners won't get DHCP, wireshark shows it tries to get BOOTP instead (who the hell uses bootp these days??) I gave it bootp, yet it just rejects it. Reset in various known ways didn't help... So, what to do? Second miner has huge reject % and not very good speed (way below promised one around 300ghash)
I feel like KnC better than BFL, but somehow I feel ripped off Grin
7  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / picture looks way too pessimistic this fall... on: August 22, 2013, 08:03:41 AM
Ok, guys. I do not want to be party pooper or anything, but this site draws rather depressing picture.
Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but. Lets say, you had $50,000 (yes, fifty thousand united states dollars) laying around. Either in BTC or USD (maybe you ordered avalons and they all came in in april, or maybe you just have stack of cash that you have no idea what to do with it) You go ahead and buy 7 KNC jupiters. That puts you at 2,800,000mega hash per second. Let's say you bought 3 avalons from batch 1. so, now you have 3TH/s. Many think wow, that would be awesome speed or something. Not so fast. Even if KNC delivers ontime, difficulty will be around 232 million, according to so that fancy farm won't even break even first month. Some people said before (during avalon batch 2 drama) that it doesn't have to be ROI in first month. Well true. However, this is getting large.
All this needs to be housed somehow. 9000w will run you at cheapest $0.07/kWh (cheapest rate in USA that I know of) will cost around $500 or so to run the farm and that is without A/C and A/C is a must. 9000watts is around 30000BTU. So you'd need at least 40000BTU A/C or so. THey are huge air conditioners, with boxes outside and consume something like 6000Watts. 15000watt total. That's about 700 dollars worth of electricity every month... So, what would be the point to mine in this situation? Or maybe I'm raving, Calculations are retarded. So please, correct me. Prove I'm raving Grin However, even without electricity/cooling costs it doesn't look too promising. Difficulty will be up, why even bother with miners? Just buy coins directly or something...
8  Bitcoin / Legal / Question for professional miners and lawyers... on: August 17, 2013, 10:26:53 PM
Not seeking for legal advice or anything, but after that FinCEN crap, miners are money transmitters...
So, let's say I've built nice 2-4TH/s farm. I've registered my own business, I'm renting facility to house my farm. so I have all these business expenses, I mine for profit, I pay myself salary, business bills etc. Would I have register my little business as money transmitting organization? Even though my business wouldn't have any customers I would deal with exchanges only.
I don't have the farm or anything like that, but miners section of FinCEN is confusing
9  Other / Politics & Society / Nevada governor election on: April 21, 2013, 05:17:52 AM
Ok, this particular candidate is interesting.  if he wins and keeps his promises... heck, I'm moving to Nevada in a heart beat.
His campaign is quite interesting. His points are quite amazing (if he really serious about them)
Nevada State Bank. The Constitution requires that the State pay all of its debts in gold and silver. The Nevada State government will follow the Constitution and create its own bank and store its own gold and silver. It will also issue credit against that capital rather than out of debt as the Federal Reserve does. No credit will be issued without capital assets in full backing. Nevada based businesses will be able to borrow money at a reasonable rate. Private citizens will be free to use any form of currency they wish to pay their debts. Money creation is a crucial issue to address, because the quantity of the money has to controlled to prevent market stability and steady growth. In theory, money can be issued with no capital backing and interest free by the government IF the quantity is strictly controlled. Nevada will encourage the adoption of Debt-Free National money There is no cause for governments to EVER borrow money on interest to private banks, because governments can CREATE and ISSUE money for FREE while also controlling to quantity. To do otherwise is to surrender sovereignty to banksters.
  I swear!! He talks about bitcoins!
or this
Multi-Currency Free Market System. While the State government is required to pay all of its debts in gold and silver, any thing free citizens deem of value in the free market can be used as a currency when the parties agree. This will facilitate an explosion of economic activity. This principle is also in keeping with historical origins of currency in America when our ancestors used colonial scrip until they were forced to use only gold and silver by the British government.
This sounds like a great environment for Bitcoins Grin 
Nevada to Stop All Payments to the IRS. It was shown conclusively by President Reaganís Grace Commission Report that ZERO of the taxes collected by the IRS on income return to the citizens in the form of services or benefits. All of the taxes are consumed by the IRS bureaucracy and paid as interest to the private banskters behind the Federal Reserve bank. Nevada residents will no longer send any further payments to the IRS because there is no purpose in doing so Nevada law enforcement will be employed in arresting any agent of the federal government who attempts to collect IRS taxes from a Nevada resident.

If he is not lying, and will be able to fulfill his promises, he is going to be my favorite politician at all time (I hate politicians with a passion, they are on the same level as Muslim terrorists for me) And I will move to Nevada.
10  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-04-12 Bitcoins are unconstitutional on: April 13, 2013, 08:04:46 AM
This is THE MOST AMAZING bashing ever  Grin
Bitcoins go against everything we beleive in. Like central banking system. What if I don't believe in such system?
CNBC is doesn't really bash bitcoins like other channels, but heck, they sure find the most amazing guests to talk about them
11  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-04-12 Kudlow Likes bitcoins, but thinks they should be linked to gold on: April 13, 2013, 04:17:40 AM
Larry Kudlow feels that bitcoin is a future, but thinks to stabilize it, it needs to be liked to the gold. He almost getting it, but no need for gold Grin
12  Economy / Trading Discussion / exchanges comparison? on: March 29, 2013, 06:10:54 AM
Ok, guys (and of course gals too) have to ask trading gurus in bitcoin word:
which exchange do you use / have used and find it the most reliable?
Let's do a little review/comparison of the exchanges in this thread, maybe something like this guy does
I keep reading here how depressing mtgox is in various ways. And how they demand tons of personal info (how can I be sure it is safe? I'm not talking about DEA/FBI/CIA/MOSSAD. I'm more worried about identity theft and since these exchanges attacked or hacked quite often...)  Or how bitfloor owner has lots of debts. Is good?
Which exchange in your opinion is the most trouble free? ie don't delay transactions, don't demand too much of personal info (or known to protect it really well)
I think this thread would be useful not only for me, but for every newbie that wants to trade, instead of simply convert bitcoins to fiat
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / suddently dropped hashrate in litecoin mining on: March 11, 2013, 07:58:55 AM
Ok, guys/gals I have a question. Still new to all this mining stuff, so...  I've been mining litecoins for a while now
I have radeon 7970 and 6770 and bunch of CPU miners (around 30khash/s)
Not sure what happened ddos or what, but miners wouldn't connect to pool-x or When i finally was able to connect, every miner would have like 95% off stale shares
after while and working with cgminer settings, (cgminer --scrypt --worksize 256 --shaders 1792  --lookup-gap 2 -g 1 --thread-concurrency 8000 --intensity 13 -o http://pool:9332 -u xxxx.x -p xxx ) I got stale around 10% but speed dropped significantly. Before I had 530khash/sec on my 7970 now I have like 490 and different settings wont bring it up (just makes more stale shares) and while my speed overall is dropped, suddenly I see pool-x users get crazy hashrates, like 12700khash and is even more. So... two questions:
Does anybody know what do they use? Asics or something?  and what settings could I use to improve my speed? I've tried various of different options for cgminer, but only get more stale.
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Weird issue with litecoin mining on AMD CPUs... on: January 02, 2013, 10:40:06 AM
Hey, guys (gals too), I've been reading this forum for a while, now I decided to register and ask a question while I am at it...
So, while I'm doing GPU bitcoin mining, I figured I should utilize my CPUs as well. I have 3 computers with Intel CPUs. Xeon X3430 (windows 2003 x64), i7 (windows XP x64), quadcore Intel (freebsd) these computers mine just fine and I get about 27kHash/sec. Now, I also have 3 AMD machines Athlon II x4 (XP, win7, freebsd all x64) and this is where it gets interesting. After about 5-7 minutes of mining and reaching speeds about 23-24kHash/sec they shutdown. No problems with them otherwise until I start miner... same software, same settings on all of them. I turn them back on and they stay on fine, and no bios warning messages that the computer was shutdown due to thermal event or something like that. And I start miner... and they off again. So... AMD CPUs are no good for mining or something?
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