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1  Economy / Speculation / BTC price drops as US inflation reaches 40-Year High on: October 13, 2022, 02:12:16 PM
"US Inflation Faster Than Expected in September, Bitcoin Falls"

BTC price 1-Day chart. Source: bitstamp

"The Consumer Price Index – the most widely watched gauge to track inflationary pressure in the U.S. – rose 8.2% in September from the same month a year ago, slightly higher than the 8.1% forecasted by economists. The index rose 0.4% from August."

Last time I made a thread about the increase in the U.S. consumer prices and its impact on the crypto market was in June, we saw the same behaviour in the market
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Tesla: "We have converted approximately 75% of our BTC into fiat currency" on: July 20, 2022, 08:26:23 PM

did they sell at a loss?
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / BTC goes below 30k after US inflation rate reports on: June 10, 2022, 03:42:51 PM
Bitcoin and the crypto market went down today after reports came out that the US inflation rate hit 40-year high in May

US Inflation Quickens to 40-Year High

BTC price chart. Source: bitstamp

"Despite hopes that the worst of the inflationary period was over, May's CPI print came in at 1% month-on-month and 8.6% year-on-year — a return to levels not seen since 1981. Estimates had only forecast around half as much of a jump for last month. Bitcoin immediately felt the pinch as the market appeared to balk at the prospect of further monetary tightening to tame increasingly aggressive price increases."

4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin price goes down as Russia begins Ukraine invasion on: February 24, 2022, 04:29:09 AM
About an hour ago, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed that Putin was going to invade Ukraine. As soon as this hit the news portal the Bitcoin price went down 8%

"Bitcoin plunged 8% on Wednesday night to as low as $34,778, the lowest level since Jan. 24, as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine.

The cryptocurrency BTCUSD, -7.01% was recently trading at around $34,915, down about 49% from its all-time high in November. Ethereum ETHUSD, -9.31% also tumbled to the lowest level in almost a month, recently trading at $2,375, down 10% over the past 24 hours. "

5  Economy / Exchanges / Coinbase secures eSports partnerships on: April 15, 2021, 02:50:58 PM
I was watching a Counter Strike (a multiplayer video game) professional match today and i saw a small Coinbase ad right in the middle of the match. Went to google to see what's up with that and wouldn't you know it, Coinbase are one of the main sponsors of this event + i also found out they've started a sponsorship with a popular esport team called Evil Geniuses

"Digital worlds of esports and cryptocurrency to meet in BLAST Premier and Coinbase deal"

"Largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the United States to sponsor esports tournament organiser’s Spring Season

BLAST Premier and Coinbase to help bring esports and gaming closer to world of cryptocurrency as part of deal

Read more:

Evil Geniuses and Coinbase sponsorship

Thoughts? pretty cool to see a big crypto company like Coinbase recognizing the value of esports events and the huge market behind it whcih has tons of potential customers as cryptocurrencies are very popular in the esports world
6  Economy / Gambling / [Overview] Sportsbooks odds/margin comparisons (Esports edition) on: January 09, 2021, 01:00:13 PM

[Overview] Sportsbooks odds/margin comparisons (Esports edition)

**Disclaimer: I am not vouching for any of the bookmakers listed in this post. Do your own research before playing in any of these betting sites.
*** Comparison tables format are based off of DarkStar_'s Overview of Bitcoin Accepting Sportsbooks thread.

Contents (click to go to that section of the overview)

What is Margin
Tools used for the odds/margins comparison
Markets used
Type of events used
Games used
Sportsbooks used and small overview
    Crypto Sportsbooks & Casinos
    Esports bookies
Margins comparison
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
League of Legends
Dota 2
Rocket League
Rainbow Six Siege
Starcraft II
Brood War
Warcraft III

What is Margin

From Wikipedia:
Vigorish (also known as juice, under-juice, the cut, the take, the margin, the house edge or simply the vig) is the fee charged by a bookmaker (or bookie) for accepting a gambler's wager.

Pinnacle also explain what Margin is here and they also have a very helpful article explaining "Sports betting profitability and the affect of margins"

TL;DR: lower margins means higher potential profits over time. To maximize your winnings, you want to go to the bookmaker offering the best odds/lower margins.

Tools used for the odds/margins comparison

Pinnacle's Margin Calculator

Markets used

The three most popular markets in Esports betting:

1) Match Winner
2) Map Handicap
3) Total maps

Type of events used

I picked the highest tier tournament for each Esport that i could find over the last few months. These are the type of tournaments that everyone will be watching and betting on given their importance in the circuit. So, i figure the bookmakers would try to compete with each other to offer the best odds in these tournaments, more especifically, in the Grand Finals of each tourney, so that they can attract more punters, which is why i thought that it the best opportunity to check and compare their margins.

Games used

Current games: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Starcraft II, Starcraft Brood War, Rocket League, Overwatch, Rainbow Six, Valorant, Hearthstone, Warcraft III

May be added in the future: Quake, Fortnite, FIFA, Diabotical, Street Fighter V, Apex, Smash Bros

Sportsbooks used and small overview

I'll be using two different categories to list all the different bookies that i used in this comparison thread (click sportsbook logo to go to their website):

1) Crypto sportsbooks & casinos

I chose these books because they are some of the most popular and well-established sites in the crypto gambling space. These books offer a wide variety of esports games, decent betting markets and many options to deposit in crypto. ("i don't see X or Y bookie, where is it?" read here)

Games available
ANN thread
------+10 more

- ----

2) Esports books

I picked these because some of them are among the most popular esports-focused and crypto friendly bookmakers out there, some others have been around in this for a long time. Most of these bookies offer extremely good betting markets in all the big titles like CSGO, LoL and Dota, they also offer many promotions and bonuses focused entirely on esports, and, as you'll see in the table below, most of them have a wider games offering than the crypto sportsbooks & casinos.

Games available
ANN thread


Margins comparison

Here's a link to a spreadsheet with all the raw data I used + some notes here and there.

- Blank spaces in the tables mean that the bookmaker did not offer that market.
- If you don't see a bookmaker in a comparison table is because the site either didn't offer the tourney that I used to calculate margins (and i couldn't find another tourney to fill in the blanks) or it doesn't offer that specific game.
- If you see two or more bookies with the exact same odds, it wasn't a typo, some of these bookies use the same odds provider and they'll more often than not offer the same odds in certain lines.

I'll try to update ALL the margins on a monthly basis or whenever there's a top tier tournament ongoing (so you might wanna bookmark this thread in case you're interested in future margins updates). I may use rounding in the next updates rather than using one single match to gather the data.

Continue below... (i had to split the posts because you get a forum error when trying to post too many of tables)
7  Economy / Speculation / Small dip in BTC price after Trump stimulus tweet on: October 06, 2020, 07:18:25 PM
To those wondering why the BTC price went down a bit today, here's the reason: (Click to read the thread)

a few minutes later, BTC price went down:


same behaviour in the stock market:


8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Warning: crypto related twitter accounts (Binance, Bitcoin, TRON, &more) hacked on: July 15, 2020, 07:59:44 PM
Careful!! very likely this is a SCAM. Do not click the link in those tweets and do not send any funds nor accept anything from that site.

EDIT* website is getting blacklisted/flagged . Avast and other antivirus softwares now detect it as a phishing website.

Bill gates, Elon Musk, Cashapp, and many other twitter accounts got hacked too


edit* bitcoin and bitfinex too!?

Coinbase had the same tweet but it was quickly deleted
9  Economy / Gambling discussion / 🕹️ Esports 🎮 Prediction & Discussion Thread on: May 14, 2020, 09:20:18 PM

Esports General Thread

Given the rise of Esports over the last few years, and considering that there are some esports fans & bettors in this forum, I've decided to create a "General Esports Thread". Here we will post picks, provide insight about matches, and talk about news and competitions. Hopefully, this thread can become the hub of Esports discussion in the Gambling discussion board so that you don't have to jump from one thread to another thread and the another one just to talk about esports. Make yourself at home and... gg (:

— Crypto Sportsbooks —
Click logo of the betting site to go to their website


Forum threads:
| Cloudbet | Nitrogensports | Fortunejack | Stake | | | BITSLER | CSGO500 | Thunderpick | Rollbit | Duelbits

— Most popular Esports —


League of Legends (LoL)
  • Prize Fund:$230.8 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:1487
  • Year of Release:2013
  • Developer: Valve
  • Genre:MOBA
  • Prize Fund:$110.5 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:5481
  • Year of Release:2012
  • Developer: Valve
  • Genre: FPS
  • Prize Fund:$99 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:673
  • Year of Release:2017
  • Developer: Epic Games
  • Genre: Battle Royale
  • Prize Fund:$82 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:2491
  • Year of Release:2009
  • Developer: Riot Games
  • Genre: MOBA

StarCraft II
  • Prize Fund:$34.7 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:6063
  • Year of Release:2010
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Genre: RTS
  • Prize Fund:$26.7 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:747
  • Year of Release:2016
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Genre: FPS
  • Prize Fund:$25.6 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:323
  • Year of Release:2017
  • Developer: PUBG Corporation
  • Genre: Battle Royale
  • Prize Fund:$24.1 mln
  • Prize Tournaments Number:902
  • Year of Release:2014
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Genre: Digital Card Game

— Margins Comparison —
Find the best odds available here!

— Helpful Links —

CS:GO coverage & latest news:
Dota 2 coverage, in depth stats & more:
DOTA news:
LOL news & more:
LOL competitive stats, schedules & more:
Esports news & more:
The esports wiki:

* Main img source: Riot Games
** trophy icon source:
*** Dota 2 logo render:
**** All logos source:,,
***** I included bookies that meet the following criteria: 1) Accept Bitcoin 2) Have a Bitcointalk thread. If i'm missing a bookie, pls let me know.
****** Are there any other esports tipster here? Let me know and I'll the username+thread to the OP
******* Let's all work together to keep this thread spam free. If you see a spammer, report it. Zero tolerance!
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Last block before the halving (#629999) had a special message on: May 11, 2020, 08:10:19 PM


F2Pool's tweet:

reminiscing about the Genesis Block  (check the "Coinbase data" parameter)
11  Other / Off-topic / Aptoide (Android App Store) database leaked and 20 million users affected on: April 18, 2020, 03:58:00 PM
If you're an Aptoide user, then you better go and change your acc info ASAP! The website was hacked and a big chunk of their database (20 mllion accounts) has been leaked.

Data leaked today that can be classified as "personal identifable information" includes details such as the user's email address, hashed password, real name, sign-up date, sign-up IP address, device details, and date of birth (if provided).

Other details also include technical information such as account status, sign-up tokens, developer tokens, if the account was a super admin, or referral origin.


Change the info of your Aptoide account as well as the password of your email address associated with your account (or better yet, get rid of that email and create a new one, it's already been made public and it'll most likely be the target of email scams + spam in the future).
12  Economy / Gambling discussion / International Champions Cup 2019 - Discussion thread on: July 15, 2019, 04:38:09 PM

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Kick-off: July 16th (20:00 CT)

Anyone interested in the best pre-season tournament? First game tomorrow: Fiorentina vs Guadalajara (meh), but next Wednesday we have Arsenal vs Bayern Munich.
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Copa América 2019 Discussion Thread & Prediction Pool (registration closed) on: May 23, 2019, 02:49:38 PM
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From June 14, to July 7, a new edition of Copa America will kick-off in Brazil.

== Prediction Pool ==

Prize pot

Entry Fee
Payment address: 3CopaAm48JYL4tgcFf7ixz7EPdSHP1oV4r

The escrow address for the Copa America prediction pool is 3CopaAm48JYL4tgcFf7ixz7EPdSHP1oV4r


The the top three users who have the highest points at the end of the tournament will win:

1st - 50% of prize pool
2nd - 30% of prize pool
3rd - 20% of prize pool

Tie-breaking: more than one winner in the same category will share the prize(s) equally.

NB: Prize Pool = (Prize pool - Escrow fees - Transaction fees)

How the Pool works

The competition will be hosted on superbru website. For those who are not familiar with how superbru works for points scoring and making picks you can find out more on how to play below;

Making picks;
Scoring points:

How to join:

1) **REGISTRATION is CLOSED** If you want to join it costs 0.002BTC and should be sent to (DarkStar_, Escrow address): 3CopaAm48JYL4tgcFf7ixz7EPdSHP1oV4r

2) Register with
Click here to join the pool or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code: anewfeud

3) Post in this thread the following info using this format to confirm your status:

Bitcointalk Username:
Superbru Username:
Bitcoin Wallet Address:
TX id:

Note; In order keep the registration process hassle-free, the deadline participating is Thursday, June 14, 22:59:59 (CET timezone)

== Current participants signed up: ==

BitcoinTalk User - Superbru Username - Post reference
Harkorede - Harkorede - (Link)
Pamoldar - famLFC - (Link)
buwaytress - sojourner - (Link)
BitcoinSupremo - BitcoinSupremo - (Link)
LFC_Bitcoin - LFC_Bitcoin - (Link)
hahay - hahay - (Link)
big_daddy - bigdaddy - (Link)
LTU_btc - LTU_btc - (Link)
Trofo - Trofo - (Link)
tokeweed - tokeweed - (Link)

14  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] CHDBits Tracker invite on: December 23, 2016, 02:51:09 PM

This is the new CHDBits. Same staff. Same encoders.

PM me for price.
15  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [WTS] Torrent Tracker invites|accounts (Empornium, GGn, BitMe...) on: July 16, 2016, 12:18:45 PM
Yet another Selling invites/account thread

Secret Cinema
The Horror Charnel
AvistaZ (Asiatorrent)

Payment: BTC

PM me for price or any other questions.
Let me know if you need another tracker.
16  Local / Mercadillo / Venta de Invitaciones/Cuentas a Trackers Privados on: July 16, 2016, 11:46:31 AM
Buenas, venta de invitaciones/cuentas de trackers privados  Cool

Sceneaccess invitación 30$
Thegeeks invitación 13$
Blu-bits invitación 10$
Jpopsuki invitación 4$s
AvistaZ (Asiatorrent) invitación 4$
Waffles invitación 3$

Método de Pago: Paypal

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