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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Buying 100 XRP - paying 0.02 BTC on: May 20, 2013, 12:49:37 PM
Quick trade, PM me if interested Smiley
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Vulnerability in Yacoin? on: May 11, 2013, 01:29:38 PM
Could it be that there is a network vulnerability in yacoin's code changes?
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Post here if your wallet was stolen? What programs did you download? on: May 11, 2013, 01:25:46 PM
I downloaded Yacoin from MEGA and Feathercoin, that's the only two suspicious things I can note.
4  Other / Beginners & Help / Free app: Bitcoin Price Notifier - never miss price movements again! on: April 18, 2013, 07:58:02 AM
Bitcoin Price Notifier alerts you to price changes once they moved +5% or -5%. You get a notification in the bottom right corner of your desktop. It's very lightweight, and just takes up a tray icon.

Virustotal scan (so you know it's safe)

Download Link

I welcome feedback, tip me if you want source code or new features (like different exchanges support).
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A Bitcoin Price Notifier - never miss price movements again! on: April 18, 2013, 07:35:52 AM
After missing a lot of market movement, I've coded up a simple windows app that will notify you once the price moves +5% or -5% compared to the last notification. It pops up at the bottom right corner of the desktop, and you can also click on it for fast access to bitcoinity.org/markets (I'm not affiliated with bitcoinity).

Not much else about it, I'll flesh it out later with different exchanges support, maybe LTC. It gets the price from my server which returns the MtGox last, and if MtGox is down then the BTC-e price is returned. Currently Windows only as it makes use of .NET.

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ofur6arp55vy7f/BitcoinPriceNotifier.exe

Virustotal

If this has helped you, please send me a tip! I'm also open to contracting work. [/plug]



MOD EDIT:
Be careful with any .exe files
6  Economy / Speculation / [App] Bitcoin Price Notifier! Get desktop alerts for every 5% movement on: April 18, 2013, 07:25:28 AM
After missing a lot of market movement, I've coded up a simple windows app that will notify you once the price moves +5% or -5% compared to the last notification. It pops up at the bottom right corner of the desktop, and you can also click on it for fast access to bitcoinity.org/markets (I'm not affiliated with bitcoinity).

Not much else about it, I'll flesh it out later with different exchanges support, maybe LTC. It gets the price from my server which returns the MtGox last, and if MtGox is down then the BTC-e price is returned. Currently Windows only as it makes use of .NET.

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ofur6arp55vy7f/BitcoinPriceNotifier.exe

Virustotal
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Shorting XRP - Get 2%/week interest on your Ripples. on: March 30, 2013, 06:34:25 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm currently shorting XRP / ripples. What this means is that when you send me XRP, I will sell it for bitcoins (short selling). I believe that due to the distribution model, and the 99 billion ripples that exists but not distributed yet, the price of XRPBTC will fall and I'm able to buy back ripples for cheaper than what I sold for.

Thus, I'm paying 2% / week interest borrowing XRP. I take on the risk that if XRP stays the same or gains value compared to BTC, in exchange for making a profit if XRP decreases in value more than 2% a week.

Send me a PM if you are interested! Smiley
8  Economy / Speculation / The $1 barrier, the $50 barrier, and a >$300 peak. on: March 19, 2013, 02:37:41 PM


What happened after the $1 barrier was crossed? Bitcoin went up 3300%. That bubble was likely to be caused by BTCS&T, but I don't think the rally up to $5 was a bubble.

if history is an indicator, we'd see continued rises to $75, another strong psychological barrier at $100, and assuming we break through that we'd see rapid price rises (~$300-$500). After so many barriers were broken down, the coins from the weak hands would have moved to stronger hands and we'd see much less resistance. There's no doubt that many people will be cashing out their profits, but bitcoin will get far more media attention and the demand will far outstrip the supply. So, really the sky is the limit, if we break $100.

When that bubble bursts, expect $80 bitcoins, not single digits.
9  Other / Off-topic / Testing self moderated posts on: March 14, 2013, 05:48:52 AM
Testing
10  Other / Meta / Simple extension/userscript to automatically check certain "Additional Options" on: March 03, 2013, 10:41:46 AM
I've grown tired of checking the 'Don't use smilies' checkbox because I don't like how it looks, so I've made a simple userscript to automatically check it. It can also be used for other checkboxes too, like 'Return to this topic' or 'Notify me of replies'. Just change "check_smileys" to the ID of the checkbox.

JS:
Quote
window.onload = function(){
   if(document.getElementById("check_smileys")){
      document.getElementById("check_smileys").checked = true;
   }
}

(I told you it's simple! :)

If you want it to be packaged in a chrome extension, use this as manifest.json:

Quote
{
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "SMF Uncheck Smilies",
  "description": "A simple extension that automatically checks 'Don't use smilies.'",
  "version": "1.0",
  "permissions": [
  "https://bitcointalk.org/"
  ],
  "content_scripts": [
   {
      "matches": ["https://bitcointalk.org/*"],
      "js": ["content.js"]
   }
  ]
}

Then just load it unpacked in Chrome.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Ripple is Communism. on: March 02, 2013, 06:13:53 AM
In communism, the state owns everything.

In Ripple, the company behind it owns or owned every single XRP in existence.

They give it out to people in rations, for them to spend on things. Like an allowance.

While keeping the vast majority of wealth for themselves.

They know that if they want their 50 billion ripples to be worth anything, they need to give it out to people to bait them in supporting ripple.

Meanwhile, as ripple is closed source they can make any change including changing how many coins you have.

Ripple is communism. Mining, while it's not evenly distributed, is provably fair and is capitalism.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / XRP's 200 ripple account requirement is no different than taxation for fiat use. on: February 28, 2013, 01:14:18 PM
By requiring ripple accounts to have at least 200 XRP for it to be functioning, OpenCoin Inc (who I feel is hardly open) is creating an artificial demand for the premined XRP (Ripples). This is akin to tax required in the nation's fiat currency to artificially create use cases for that currency.
13  Economy / Securities / Securities options trading - where are they? on: February 28, 2013, 12:51:22 PM
One thing that's glaringly missing in bitcoin stock exchanges is option trading.* Not just the BTCUSD options on MPEx, but option trading on the assets - for example S.DICE. There's nowhere to place call and put options, or get leverage for most assets with any actual value.

*I am aware that Cryptostocks has this, https://cryptostocks.com/shareoptions but I'm not sure if it's because of the exchange having about two serious assets or if the bitcoin community isn't interested. Thoughts?
14  Other / Off-topic / ASIC Mining Company Dice Game on: February 28, 2013, 05:47:19 AM
Roll a die and see if it lands on a delay number. Count how many delays you have, and compare your progress to Butterfly Labs, Avalon and bASIC-MINING!

1. START: Everyone starts here.
4. DELAY: Your ASIC chips were blown.
5. DELAY: Your case manufacturer in China stopped responding to your phone calls.
8. DELAY: One of your employees quit and may have stolen the designs.
10. DELAY: Your ordering system crashed.
11. DELAY: Testing failed, mined blocks are all orphans.
13. STOP: Your alcohol problem has caused unattractive posts, creating a mass panic of refunds.
14. DELAY: A shipment of the cases were reportedly stolen.
17. DELAY: You were thinking of an excuse to delay so much that you didn't get anything done.
19. DELAY: You spent time trolling Micon instead of working on the miners
22. DELAY: Improper safety measures resulted in an ambulance being called
23. DELAY: TSMC extended the estimated time.
24. DELAY: Your bumping facility were late.
26. DELAY: You accidentally snapped a wafer in half.
28. DELAY: You have trouble smuggling out your chips out to be shipped.
15  Economy / Securities / Early bird specials on: February 27, 2013, 11:10:00 AM
Recently, IPOs are involving early bird specials - shares priced at a discounted price, and then tiered share dumpings at a higher price point. It certainly encourages people to purchase the shares as if there's enough demand it's easy to make a profit selling the early bird shares at a markup, but barely any information is provided, and controversy / discussion of the asset happens much later after the early bird special.

Tiered IPOs are not a new phenomenon from what I can tell - S.DICE followed a similar system, but the announcement of the IPO was in advance and they had an actual prospectus. Compare this with companies selling the first shares at half price or less.
16  Economy / Speculation / The current rally is driven by widespread bitcoin adoption. on: February 27, 2013, 05:25:17 AM
IMO, the current rally isn't going to be over soon. The biggest reason why the bitcoin price is increasing is because Bitcoin adoption is increasing like never before.

I'm sure you've seen a lot of the following links already, but please take a look at the dates.

"Hosting.co.uk Adds BitCoin, the World's First Startup Digital Currency, to Available Transaction Methods"
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hosting-co-uk-adds-bitcoin-163100416.html

"Startup attempts to bring Bitcoins to the real world with a Bitcoin ATM"
http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/new-startup-offers-a-bitcoin-atm-20130225/

"After employees opt to be paid in Bitcoin, the Internet Archive asks for donations in the digital currency"
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/02/21/after-employees-opt-to-be-paid-in-bitcoin-the-internet-archive-asks-for-donations-in-the-digital-currency/

"Mega update: Dotcom’s service now accepts Bitcoin, will expand into email, chat, voice, video, and mobile"
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/02/16/mega-update-dotcoms-service-now-accepts-bitcoin-will-expand-into-email-chat-voice-video-and-mobile/

"Reddit will accept bitcoin payment for premium service"
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2028299/reddit-will-accept-bitcoin-payment-for-premium-service.html

"Namecheap to accept Bitcoin"
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5284116

"Response from Eva Galperin (EFF Global Policy Analyst) after the Humble Bundle issue"
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/199iik/response_from_eva_galperin_eff_global_policy/

"From now on you may pay with Bitcoin for domain names and services @ FrankDomains.com"
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1971gp/from_now_on_you_may_pay_with_bitcoin_for_domain/

All of them are from this month, and there's a lot more that I can dig up. Bitcoin is on the path to becoming mainstream as internet money, and we've seen small price blips that were unable to bring down this rally. There's no question that this will end, but it will only end because of a new development. Large sell orders and walls aren't able to stop this other than a temporary correction.
17  Economy / Service Discussion / 1Broker legitimacy / discussion on: February 27, 2013, 04:58:55 AM
One of the first trading sites I came across that supports leverage was 1broker. The site design is pretty professional, but as bitcoin site hacks and scams are a common occurrence I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this site.

They have a 50 BTC (leveraged amount) cap for BTCUSD, which I think is quite suspicious. If they are actually buying BTC when I long it, then they should have no problem dealing with 100 BTC or 500 BTC as they are covered if the price goes down with my deposit.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Margin trading platforms for bitcoin that are still operating? on: February 26, 2013, 06:27:50 AM
Are there any margin trading platforms for bitcoin that are still operating? I've heard about the Bitcoinica hack, but are there still margin trading sites operating today? (that hopefully has better security measures!)
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