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1  Economy / Currency exchange / Your Skrill for my BTC (about $1000) - 1:1 - Can trade $10 to $1000 worth of BTC on: May 05, 2020, 11:14:04 PM
If you'd like to have the deal, please get in PM or post here. I'll go first if you've got more trust/reputation than me, else you'll go first. Smiley
2  Economy / Exchanges / Mr. CZ, Binance's assets, and blockchain manipulation on: March 03, 2020, 10:17:35 PM
Last year, it wasn't funny at all when Mr. CZ came up with an idea of bitcoin's blockchain rollback (through the purchase of mining power) after Binance was messed up by a hacker, resulting in a loss of over 40 million USD. After social media fury, he took the decision back; however, it was still very frustrating (at least for me) to know that the (arguably) most powerful crypto personality can even think of such thing.

Yesterday, I literally kicked myself (twice) after finding out that the voting in one of my favorite crypto-projects, Steem, was manipulated by CZ through the use of Binance's Steem funds. He used all those Binance's funds in the favor of Tron's Justin Sun. Moreover, don't forget the once the tokens in the Steem blockchain are locked up for a vote, they can't be used altogether for straight darn 13 weeks. TBH, this is beyond ugliness and craziness. If even 25% of all the Steem holders currently withdraw their holdings from Binance, CZ will NOT be able to provide them their funds directly and he'll have to get the STEEM from somewhere else!

We all know that keeping the funds at an exchange is bad as they can get hacked, but it seems like our worries should be way beyond that "if-hacked" level if we have stored our funds in an exchange. Roll Eyes
3  Economy / Currency exchange / Selling BTC for $5890 AUD (bank transfer) on: February 21, 2020, 02:43:18 PM
If any Aussie would like to have BTC worth $5890 AUD bank transfer, lemme know. I'll only go first if you've got more merit + more trust than me. I want an exact $5890 AUD, no more or less amount.

1:1
4  Economy / Services / (Completed by GreatArkansas) Looking for Node.js (express) coder on: February 13, 2020, 11:10:27 PM
I require a developer who's familiar with the dealing of client-side through express (a function provided in the node.js app will be used by the html/ejs page and called by ajax). If you're familiar with this, please let me know through PM. It's a little task of 15-30 minutes, so a little payment of $20.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / Cardano (ADA) Pool | Ticker: "RAJA" | 4% Fee | Cardano's First Mobile Stakepool* on: January 16, 2020, 06:36:32 PM
Ticker: RAJA
Fee: 4%



Current jormungandr node version being used: 0.8.9
6  Economy / Services / $20 for making a connection of Node.js with MySQL at cPanel on: December 05, 2019, 10:28:15 AM
NOTE: Don't PM me asking if you can connect it with PHP! I don't want PHP.

It's a 3-minute task for anyone who actually knows Node.js.
7  Economy / Exchanges / Einstein Crypto Exchange Seized by Canadian Securities Regulator on: November 04, 2019, 11:47:41 PM
"Not your keys, not your coins!"

Einstein Crypto Exchange Seized by Canadian Securities Regulator

Canadian securities regulators have seized control of the Einstein cryptocurrency exchange.

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) announced Monday that it had filed to take control of Einstein Exchange after the platform said on Oct. 31 that it planned to shut down its operations within the next 60 to 90 days. Einstein owes its customers $12.4 million ($16.3 million CAD), according to a court filing.

The Supreme Court of British Columbia granted the BCSC’s order and appointed accounting firm Grant Thornton as interim receiver to take control of the Vancouver-based exchange’s assets, going so far as to authorize Grant Thornton to take possession over any of Einstein’s properties and assets. A court order authorized Grant Thornton to forcibly enter any of Einstein’s business premises if necessary.

The firm entered and secured the premises of Einstein Exchange on Nov. 1.

~snip~
8  Other / Serious discussion / I think I found a new benefit of bitcoin (versus paper money) on: October 15, 2019, 03:12:38 PM
Not a serious benefit, but...

Last night while taking back the paper money from my Uber driver, I noticed that it wasn't very neat. I googled a bit, and:

>Here's How Dirty Your Money Really Is

>Dirty Money

Quote
Paper money can reportedly carry more germs than a household toilet.

This is all about our paper money... Does bitcoin get dirty too? Grin
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / Compilation of all "Scam Accusations" threads related to exchanges on: July 23, 2019, 10:30:16 PM
Compilation of all "Scam Accusations" threads related to exchanges



Name
|
Total no. of accusations
|
No. of major accusations
|
Compiled list URL
|
Last updated
|
Additional notes

|
4
|
Zero
||
March 2020
|
Scam accusations are related to giveaways.

|
27
|
Seven
||
July 2019
|
Scam accusations were mostly posted in late 2017.

|
2
|
Zero  
||
March 2020
|
Not many scam accusations around.

|
3
|
One
||
March 2020
|
Even though there are very fewer Scam Accusations, you should still be careful while trading at Kucoin because of their shady (and empty) head office

|
2
|
One
||
August 2019
|
Both the accusations were posted back in 2017; not a single accusation has been posted in 2018 and 2019.

|
2
|
Zero
||
August 2019
|
It "seems" like Huobi doesn't have any intention of scammig anyone.

|
36
|
Nine
||
August 2019
|
Had a tough time compiling the list of this one. It's just amazing, they've scammed way too many people and traders still use it for trading.

|
90
|
Twenty Seven
||
August 2019
|
Follow the YoBit Scam Accusation megathread here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5134358.0

|
11
|
Four
||
August 2019
|
 It seems like there aren't many scam accusations around. However, do keep an eye on updates of this case.

|
0
|
Zero
||
September 2019
|
It seems like Arthur never scams in a direct manner.

|
1
|
One
||
September 2019
|
Looks safe.

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0
|
Zero
||
September 2019
|
It's an Indonesia-based exchange, with quite a few traders. No scam accusation was found.

|
0
|
Zero
||
September 2019
|
Owned by Kucoin.com.

|
0
|
Zero
||
September 2019
|
Also provides support in the following thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2717636.0

|
3
|
Two
||
September 2019
|
Only two major accusations but they do have some weight. Make sure you have a look at them before trading at BaseFEX.

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0
|
Zero
||
September 2019
|
No scam accusations were found.

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2
|
Zero
||
October 2019
|
No scam accusations were found.

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0
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Zero
||
October 2019
|
Low-volume exchange. Be careful while depositing funds in a large amount.

|
2
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Zero
||
October 2019
|
No recent accusation was found.

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1
|
Zero
||
November 2019
|
Looks fine with only one scam accusation posted.

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0
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Zero
||
November 2019
|
No scam accusations were found.

|
26
|
Six
||
November 2019
|
The Poloniex's contribution to crypto's trading volume has decreased substantially, and a lot more traders (if compared with their current statistics) used to trade their back in 2016/17. So most of the scam accusations are quite old and not very relevant in 2019 as even the ownership of Poloniex has changed hands.

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2
|
One
||
December 2019
|
Not many scam accusations around but it's a low-volume exchange, so remain a bit careful with your funds in there!

|
5
|
Three
||
December 2019
|
Trading on a platform that fakes almost 99% of its volume shouldn't be recommended.

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4
|
One
||
March 2020
|
Only 1 accusation found. However, be careful while trading on this exchange as they clearly fake out the trade volume.

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0
|
Zero
||
December 2019
|
No scam accusations were found. This is a very-low volume exchange, so be very careful.

|
0
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Zero
||
December 2019
|
No scam accusations were found. It's a low-volume exchange and also fakes volume, so it's not recommended to trade with big amounts.

|
0
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Zero
||
December 2019
|
No scam accusations were found. It's a low-volume exchange so it's not recommended to trade with big amounts.

|
0
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Zero
||
December 2019
|
No scam accusations were found. It's a low-volume exchange so it's not recommended to trade with big amounts.

|
1
|
Zero
||
December 2019
|
Looks fine with only one scam accusation posted. Low-volume exchange.

|
21
|
Eight
||
December 2019
|
This exchange was earlier known as BiteBTC and has (successfully) scammed way too many people. "Evil doesn't die. It never dies. It just takes on a new face, a new name."

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0
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Zero
||
January 2020
|
No scam accusations were found.

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1
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One
||
January 2020
|
Looks fine but for small volumes.

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6
|
Two
||
January 2020
|
It seems like they had some sort of Ethereum (and ERC20) deposits related issue a couple of years ago (which I believe is no more present). As it's a low-volume exchange, trade with low-funds only.

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0
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Zero
||
February 2020
|
Low-volume exchange. Be careful while depositing funds in a large amount.

|
9
|
Three
||
February 2020
|
Most of the scam accusations are from 2017/2018.

|
3
|
Zero
||
February 2020
|
Not many scam accusations around.

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0
|
Zero
||
February 2020
|
Low-volume exchange. Be careful while depositing funds in a large amount.

|
1
|
Zero
||
March 2020
|
By blockchain.com.

|
0
|
Zero
||
March 2020
|
Zero scam accusations.



Note: An accusation is not a major one if either it belongs to someone having less than 5 merits or it's not a part of personal funds at the exchange. Moreover, if there's any merit to any of the accusations, it'll be considered as major. So if you feel that you're seeing an accusation which is not being considered as major, just give that accusation a merit and it'll be counted as major.
10  Economy / Exchanges / How is your Cryptopia's low-cap coin dealing with the Cryptopia's liquidators? on: July 03, 2019, 03:53:30 PM
It's interesting; many low-cap coins are afraid of possible Crytopia's stash dumping, which can possibly take the value of their project to zero (at least for a little while) because of lack of buy orders across other exchanges.

Here are a few examples of how these low-cap projects are currently avoiding the possible liquidations of their coins (by Cryptopia's liquidators) across the remaining exchanges:

-HUSH:

While migrating to KMD-based chain from ZEC-based chain, they airdropped the new coins across all the addresses except for Cryptopia's address.

-PIRL:

Simple hard-fork that took away Cryptopia's coins from them.

-XBY:

Took the same decision as PIRL.

How's your Cryptopia's low-cap project handling this situation?
11  Economy / Exchanges / US support of Binance's coins across Coinbase, Bittrex, Polo, Kraken, Huobi, etc on: June 15, 2019, 05:35:45 PM
Credits for the image: https://twitter.com/remigoomba/status/1139766402930184192



Coins that are (probably) going to take the most damage:

-ADX
-AE
-AGI
-AMB
-APPC
-ARN
-AST
-BCD
-BCPT
-BLZ
-BNB (I'm not counting eToro's inclusion as it doesn't really allow the deposits & withdrawals of the coins, only the fiat)
-BQX
-BRD
-BTG
-CDT
-CELR
-CMT
-DATA
-DGD
-DLT
-DOCK
-EDO
-ENG
-EVX
-FTM
-FUEL
-GO
-GTO
-GVT
-GXS
-HC
-HOT
-INS
-IOTA (same case as BNB)
-KEY
-LEND
-LINK
-LRC
-LUN
-MATIC
-MCO
-MDA
-MFT
-MITH
-MTH
-NANO
-NEBL
-NULS
-OAX
-ONE
-PHB
-POA
-POE
-POWR
-PPT
-QKC
-QLC
-QSP
-RCN
-RDN
-REN
-REQ
-RLC
-SKY
-SNGLS
-SNM
-STORM
-TFUEL
-THETA
-TNB
-TNT
-VET
-VIB
-VIBE
-WABI
-WAN
-WPR
-WTC
-YOYO

Coins listed on at least four of the mentioned exchanges:

1. ADA
2. BAT
3. DASH
4. EOS
5. ETC
6. REP
7. XLM
8. XMR
9. XRP
10. ZEC
11. ZRX

These are supposed to get the least damage from the upcoming Binance's restriction.
12  Other / Serious discussion / Why aren't pilots afraid of "Bermuda Triangle"? on: March 09, 2019, 11:39:33 PM
For those who don't know about the Bermuda Triangle:

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle or Hurricane Alley, is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

It sounds scary - even if it's just a part of ancient stories. Recently, two of my relatives had a flight from Orlando, but after checking the route of the flight, they literally canceled it and got a refund for it. Why did they do it? Because of the "Bermuda Triangle". It seems like it still makes people afraid of passing through it.

However, interestingly, there's a lot of active air traffic 24/7 through this triangle:

https://www.flightradar24.com/25.19,-72.38/5

If passengers are still (to a little extent) afraid of it, why aren't the pilots/airlines? How can they just ignore all of this and travel through such a scary place?
13  Economy / Exchanges / XRP is launching on Coinbase Pro - Finally! on: February 25, 2019, 06:38:38 PM
It seems like all the hard work (and shilling) of XRP army (and bots) finally paid off - within a few hours, XRP will be trade-able at Coinbase Pro!

When XRP?? Now! XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC order books will soon enter transfer-only mode, accepting inbound transfers of XRP in supported regions. Orders cannot be placed or filled. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for a minimum of 12 hours.

https://blog.coinbase.com/xrp-will-soon-be-available-to-trade-on-coinbase-pro-b14478db7b33
14  Economy / Exchanges / Binance is going to de-list 5 coins on 22nd Feb (CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB & WINGS)! on: February 15, 2019, 09:16:01 PM
Binance Will Delist CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS

https://support.binance.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023570292

Honestly, I wasn't expecting this. This even looks a bit unfair to me - there are a number of coins at Binance doing absolutely nothing at all (no activity in development, no trading volume, etc), while half of these projects (that are about to get delisted) are actually active, especially in development. Roll Eyes

12-hour (price) performance of these coins:

15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Getting incorrect public key (in Java's bitcoin's public/private key generator) on: February 12, 2019, 05:22:44 PM
EDIT: Got my confusion sorted out, thanks to ETFbitcoin



I'm getting a correct private key, but an incorrect public key, with the following java program:

Quote
import com.google.bitcoin.core.Base58;
import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.security.........

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
   
public static String to64(String s) {
    switch(s.length()) {
    case 62: return "00" + s;
    case 63: return "0" + s;
    case 64: return s;
    default:
        throw new IllegalArgumentException("Invalid key: " + s);
        }
}

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

public static void main(String[] args) throws NoSuchAlgorithmException, InvalidAlgorithmParameterException, UnsupportedEncodingException, NoSuchProviderException {

Security.addProvider(new org.bouncycastle.jce.provider.BouncyCastleProvider());

KeyPairGenerator keyGen = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("EC");
ECGenParameterSpec secp = new ECGenParameterSpec("secp256k1");
keyGen.initialize(secp);
KeyPair kp = keyGen.generateKeyPair();
PublicKey pub = kp.getPublic();
PrivateKey pvt = kp.getPrivate();
       
ECPrivateKey epvt = (ECPrivateKey)pvt;
String sepvt = to64(epvt.getS().toString(16)).toUpperCase();
       
ECPublicKey epub = (ECPublicKey)pub;

ECPoint pt = epub.getW();
String sx = to64(pt.getAffineX().toString(16)).toUpperCase();
String sy = to64(pt.getAffineY().toString(16)).toUpperCase();
String bcPub = "04" + sx + sy;

MessageDigest sha = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA-256");
byte[] s1 = sha.digest(bcPub.getBytes("UTF-8"));

MessageDigest rmd = MessageDigest.getInstance("RipeMD160", "BC");

byte[] r1 = rmd.digest(s1);
byte[] r2 = new byte[r1.length + 1];

r2[0] = 0;

System.arraycopy(r1, 0, r2, 1, r1.length);

byte[] s2 = sha.digest(r2);
byte[] s3 = sha.digest(s2);
byte[] a1 = new byte[25];

System.arraycopy(r2, 0, a1, 0, r2.length);
System.arraycopy(s3, 0, a1, 20, 5);

System.out.println("Public Key: " + Base58.encode(a1));
System.out.println("Private Key: " + sepvt);}}

For example, instead of:



I should get:

Public key: 1BuXQcCU7eQA6z5N5qqNUubjQLk3vrATVk
Private key: 93B16A46CF1D71E79CA28BFFA8499B6F7412BEB1514CC6FE271AED19F3FAF946

Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?
16  Economy / Gambling discussion / Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 discussion on: February 10, 2019, 04:58:38 PM
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 is beginning from 14th February and will last till 17th March. This thread is dedicated to the discussion related to this league's matches.

The schedule for the league is provided here at the official website of PCB: https://www.pcb.com.pk/downloads/PSL%202019%20-%20Schedules%20(2).pdf
17  Other / Serious discussion / The idea of taking away all of Satoshi's bitcoin? on: February 05, 2019, 03:59:02 PM
Most of you might already know about QuadrigaCX (Canada's largest crypto exchange) owner's death:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/04/quadrigacx-canada-cryptocurrency-exchange-locked-gerald-cotten

If he has actually died, then it means that about 0.25% of the bitcoin's supply has been burnt. However, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn (Zcash's founder) seems to have come up with a solution for the confirmation of this:



Not sure if Zooko thought of this, but if we really recycle those 10-year-old unmoved bitcoin into new mining rewards, then all of Satoshi's addresses will be emptied too! This could possibly boost up the confidence of investors/holders, as the fear of Satoshi dumping his/her bitcoin will vanish.

Quite interesting...
18  Economy / Exchanges / Cryptopia has been in "maintenance" for the last 14 hours! on: January 14, 2019, 08:33:46 PM
Okay, I didn't care about it till a few hours back, but now it has been more than 14 hours and it's still in maintenance. Roll Eyes

Cryptopia's official channels (such as their official Twitter account) are only trying to keep us calm, without giving out any major reason for the downtime.

Funds safu?
19  Economy / Web Wallets / MyEtherWallet introduces "MEWconnect" for Android & new interface in beta phase on: January 10, 2019, 07:33:23 PM
MEWconnect for Android: Official GooglePlay Release

https://medium.com/@myetherwallet/mewconnect-for-android-official-googleplay-release-50f58881e1fd

Google Play Store URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myetherwallet.mewconnect

Moreover, they've introduced the V5 Beta: https://beta.myetherwallet.com/

I've just tried both, and I must say that they've done some quite neat work!
20  Other / Serious discussion / Be careful, Google knows more about you than you can imagine! on: January 03, 2019, 03:15:17 PM
This is creepy; I'm sure that I never turned on anything named as "Location History":



"Explore Timeline" gives me a list of about 37 places that I visited in 2017-18!

Should we stop using Android? Roll Eyes
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