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1  Bitcoin / Armory / Add option to display mBTC instead of BTC on: November 27, 2013, 08:47:49 PM
Hi.

Could it be time to switch to mBTC as default in the client, or at least to add a switch allowing the user to choose what to display?

Thanks for your awesome work. Best there is.
2  Economy / Speculation / Bullish segment in Swedish News program "Rapport" on: November 23, 2013, 05:19:32 PM
Super bullish segment in Swedish news program "Rapport" just aired. It's the 6 PM news program by the Public Service tv "SVT" and it's watched by a lot of people (remember that Public Service in Sweden is top quality").

No link to clip yet, but I assume it will be out in later this evening.

The segment focused on KNC (Swedish Asic company) and Safello (Swedish exchange). It was a business oriented segment about how Bitcoin is creating new jobs. Also, they mentioned that the value has increased 10-fold every year, with charts and lines and everything. Smiley

No drugs, no "dark web", no hacks. No FUD!

The sentiment is changing. That's bullish.
3  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-11-02 DN.se It is necessary to have confidence in mathematical ... (SWE) on: November 03, 2013, 02:48:07 PM
Another article in DN.se about bitcoin. DN is (one of the?) the biggest morning paper in Sweden. Anyway, it's big.

Google translate:

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The world's first ATM for bitcoins has just opened in Vancouver, Canada. But in Sweden , this virtual currency so far small scale , according to the Riksbank. The significance may be highest in countries with high inflation or bad functioning of payment , such as in Africa.

School's auditorium in Stockholm was filled with an audience when it recently held an information meeting about bitcoins . Any comprehensive information, however, it was hardly in question, but rather pleas for all the good properties of this virtual currency. But this brought a lot of support and gave long applause .

Bitcoins is great among the converted and is often likened the gold standard. The common denominator is that they do not allow themselves to be manipulated by political powers and is protected from inflation, because the system has been closed for the opportunity to readily create new money. But this will be the accounts is constantly available through the mobile phone and the transaction costs are negligible low across the globe.

If you like it, then give bincoins also good opportunities to hedge against authorities who want to recover taxes or confiscate assets. The system is both anonymous and decentralized , which may concern the world's central banks who want to have control over money flows. Here , no one has an overview or can control , which means that the assets are protected.

But it is necessary to have confidence in what can be achieved with advanced mathematical formulas , prepared by unknown programmers. Encryption must be as watertight as it claimed , the same protection against virus attacks. All this is impossible for the individual holder of a bitcoin account to keep track of, but must be able to trust the system.

On the plus side is that bitcoins can be used anywhere there are mobile phones . At the meeting on the School explains how the system works in Kenya and similar case in countries ravaged by war or devastating inflation. It will be as a replacement for the community infrastructure in general is sluggish and unreliable or simply missing.

Minus side is that bitcoins allow themselves to be used for criminal purposes , in addition to tax evasion . This can apply to capital flight , drug trafficking or terrorism . Therefore, it is difficult to believe that the system will be allowed to grow freely without supervision from authorities, especially in the U.S. .

In Sweden, the FSA and the Riksbank defend itself to the extent of bitcoins as yet is small and therefore hardly get any social effects. So far, the individuals who can win or lose on speculation , as if the system does not deliver what it promises. In this case , there is no one to hold accountable .

It is unclear whether Satoshi Nakamoto , who allegedly created bitcoins , really exist or is a pseudonym - if so, for whom and what? So far no one has had the opportunity to meet him , but it seems to be about a virtual existence - like currency.
4  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-11-02 DN.se Bitcoin has the same benefits as gold (SWEDISH) on: November 03, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/bitcoins-har-samma-fordelar-som-guld/

It's a story in DN (Dagens Nyheter) about a Swedish taxi driver who recently started accepting bitcoin as a payment option.

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Efter fem år som taxichaufför har Mats Mood, 39 år, tagit betalt i de flesta valutor. Men i våras bestämde han sig för att utöka servicen i taxibilen. Nu kan hans kunder även betala resorna i den digitala valutan bitcoins. ”Det tar bara några sekunder så är transaktionen genomförd”, säger han.

My translation:
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After five years as a taxi driver, 39 year old Mats Mood has been accepting most currencies. But this spring he decided to extend the service level. His customers can now also pay with the digital currency bitcoin. "It only takes a few seconds until the transaction is completed", he says.

Overall, it's a positive story. Of course, there is the obligatory drug reference towards the end. I would guess that a google translate of the article would be sufficient for anyone not native in swedish.

Google translation:

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After five years as a taxi driver , Mats Mood , 39, took charge in most currencies. But last spring , he decided to expand the service in the taxi car. Now, his customers also pay travel in the digital currency, bitcoins . " It only takes a few seconds for the transaction is completed ," he says .

" Bitcoin accepted here " it says on a sign next to the other price information on one side of Mats Moods taxicab . It is also a sign with the same message in the window that customers on the passenger seat can see from inside the car .

- There are many who have been pleasantly surprised that I accept bitcoin . Many seem to feel the currency, and wondering how it works, but the Inquirer has often not bitcoins themselves , he says , adding that so far there is no customer who has paid in the currency that is based on digital transactions free from a central publisher, such as the Riksbank 's for the Swedish Krona.

To pay for a taxi ride with bitcoins requires an app that provides accounts to manage bitcoins such as Block Chain or Bitcoinwallet as Food Mood uses .

- This is a way to offer a better service to my clients . Moreover , it is practically as easy to use bitcoins , he says.

In April plummeted rate for bitcoins , then Riksbank began to track the performance of the currency. Since bitcoins are used to a limited extent it does not look like the Swedish krona will competition be legal tender in the near future . What appears more worrying is the lack of a central publisher which the Bank believes may pose risks to individuals who use bitcoins .

Although currency requires a certain type of software on your computer or mobile, you can bring your currency anywhere, you can store it anywhere - the list of benefits goes on , says Mats Mood .

- Bitcoins have the same benefits as gold, it is constant , there are only a certain number and it can not be faked. Meanwhile, the same anonymity and cash. It feels like it has been awarded with the best of all worlds and threw it together in a currency , he says.

But in many cases the currency's strength is also its weakness. The currency's anonymity has sometimes made ​​it easier to buy drugs over the internet. Moreover, the currency is not tamperproof but it has happened to currency exchange websites been hacked and people have been robbed of their bitcoins .

But bitcoinentusiaster as Mats Mood is about freedom and the idea of ​​setting up their own rules for their money management .

- With bitcoins you have power over your own resources. I see bitcoins as a rescue from the Swedish monetary system with the Riksbank at the head and a bunch of other "lovely" banks in the center that allows an infinite credit , he says.
5  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-30 - SVT2 - "Bit-coin" sprider sig i Tyskland [VIDEO][SWEDISH] on: September 30, 2013, 08:12:19 PM
http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1497967/bit-coin-sprider-sig-i-tyskland

National public service channel SVT2 had a spot about Bitcoin in tonights news at 21.00.

Here is the complete program with the bookmark at the time for the segment:

http://www.svtplay.se/video/1441913/aktuellt?type=embed&position=2058
6  Bitcoin / Project Development / BTCmission on: April 28, 2013, 12:19:11 PM
http://btcmission.com/

The full story can be found there, but since not everyone will appreciate religious topics on the forum I am posting a small bitcoin-related quote here:

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Think about it for a second. Bitcoin enables persecuted Christians to anonymously purchase the things they need to survive and to grow: computers (and related services, such as VPN or hosting), music instruments, study materials and any other thing that could be needed. It could also be used as ‘salary’ for pastors or deacons etc. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

These are some of the reasons why I promote the use of Bitcoins. So why have I started this humble website?

For the full story, visit my blog.

God bless.
7  Economy / Services / btcmission.com - Fund an evangelical missionary! on: April 22, 2013, 11:10:11 PM
http://btcmission.com/

This is my blog, where I shamelessly asks for funding to to missionary work in China. The full story can be found there, but since not everyone will appreciate religious topics on the forum I am posting a small bitcoin-related quote here:

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Think about it for a second. Bitcoin enables persecuted Christians to anonymously purchase the things they need to survive and to grow: computers (and related services, such as VPN or hosting), music instruments, study materials and any other thing that could be needed. It could also be used as ‘salary’ for pastors or deacons etc. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

These are some of the reasons why I promote the use of Bitcoins. So why have I started this humble website?

For the full story, visit my blog.

God bless.
8  Economy / Speculation / MtGox will change their trading rules today, right? on: April 17, 2013, 09:39:50 AM
If I remember correctly, MtGox is going to do some minor changes today.

https://mtgox.com/press_release_20130409.html
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TOKYO - JAPAN - April 09, 2013   Orders will only be accepted when there are enough funds available in your wallet!

Dear users, starting on April 17th we will be rolling out a minor change on how people place orders via the Mt.Gox interface. Until recently, anyone could place a buy or sell order for Bitcoin, regardless of how much funds were actually available in their wallet, resulting in an order showing a "Not enough funds" error status in the Open Orders list.

Starting on April 17th, this counter productive scenario will no longer be possible and will be automatically rejected before validating your order; until you have enough funds in your wallet to match the order value.  While this change should only affect a minority of users, it will however have a major impact on our trading platform and improve our system overall performance. 

Regards
Mt.Gox Co. Ltd Team.

What are your thoughts about this and how it will (?) effect the price and the swings? Is this the end of Gox-lag?

Is this change already in effect?

9  Local / Skandinavisk / Bitcoins och Skatteverket i Sverige on: April 10, 2013, 11:43:13 AM
Jag satt precis och språkade med skatteverket och tänkte sammanfatta det jag fick ut från samtalet.

1. Bitcoins räknas inte som en valuta utan som en handelsvara, likt guld.
2. Vinst vid försäljning av Bitcoins skall beskattas med 30%.
3. Förlust vid försäljning av Bitcoins är avdragsgilt med 70%.
4. Punkterna 2 och 3 gäller även om pengarna inte når ett svenskt bankkonto och även om man köper nya Bitcoins för pengarna vid en försäljning.
5. Vid köp av annan vara med Bitcoins som betalningsmedel skall skatt redovisas på "försäljningen", eftersom Bitcoins räknas som en vara och inte som en valuta.

Sammantaget så var kunskapen inte jättehög hos dem jag talade med, även om "experten" kände till begrepp som att "mina" osv. Hon skulle dock tala med deras rättsavdelning för att få dem att skapa tydligare riktlinjer.

Med reservation för att inget av det jag sagt stämmer ö.h.t.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Help wanted to retrieve "lost" android wallet - 2BTC reward! on: March 16, 2013, 12:43:31 PM
Hi.

A couple of years ago I tested out this Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitcoinandroid
Github: https://github.com/barmstrong/bitcoin-android

The short story:

After a few crashes etc I had to reinstall the app, relying on the fact that my wallet would be backed up in Googles cloud and downloaded to the phone at first launch of the program. It did not. Conversations with the dev suggested that as long as I did not initiate any new transactions the old wallet should still be intact on Googles servers.

The long story:

Read the full conversation with the dev here: http://pastebin.com/fdXWKmqW

What I have tried:

* Installing the client again on different phones on the same google account.

If anyone has a solution to this there is a 2BTC reward in it for you.
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