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1  Economy / Currency exchange / sold on: December 24, 2018, 02:22:20 PM
2  Economy / Services / wanted: ALTCOIN qt wallet designers - reskin on: May 31, 2017, 12:42:12 PM
looking for devs that have designed and implemented new skins for altcoins, that originally say had the bitcoin qt, litecoin etc and redesigned to something altogether more sexy

please post prices and links to previous work, thanks
3  Economy / Services / WANTED: Developer to install opensource exchange on: March 18, 2016, 02:02:17 PM
Need a developer to install an opensource exchange on my server and test.

Full source and instructions are here, scroll down:

well established script, used on a variety of exchanges

dev would need to have a very good trust rating, be an established member, minimum hero member, and do for a reasonable price.

pm ideally your experience and details and price for doing

looking to find a trustworthy individual as always have work for the right person
4  Economy / Speculation / SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin’s Blockchain........MOON on: December 16, 2015, 01:40:21 AM
apologies if already posted, is only 2 hours old

THE SECURITIES AND Exchange Commission has approved a plan from online retailer to issue company stock via the Internet, signaling a significant shift in the way financial securities will be distributed and traded in the years to come.

Over the past year, Overstock and its freethinking CEO, Patrick Byrne, have developed technology for issuing financial securities by way of the blockchain, the vast online ledger underpinning the bitcoin digital currency. The blockchain is essentially an enormous database that runs across a global network of independent computers. With bitcoin, this ledger tracks the exchange of money. But it can also track the exchange of anything else that holds value, including stocks, bonds, and other financial securities. Overstock has already used the blockchain to issue private bonds, which did not require explicit regulatory approval. Now, the SEC has told the company it can issue public securities in much the same way.

Such a system could eliminate the unnecessary middlemen who have traditionally controlled the market.
Public documents filed by Overstock show that the SEC has approved an amended Form S-3 that would allow the company to issue public securities via blockchain-based technology, and Byrne plans to announce the news this evening at a bitcoin conference in San Diego. It’s unclear when the company will actually issue a public security on the blockchain. “You can assume its high on our list of priorities for 2016,” Byrne tells WIRED.

Overstock built its technology under the aegis of a subsidiary called TØ.com, and it plans to offer this “cryptosecurity” tech as a service to other businesses, so that they too can issue stock via the blockchain. Each business would need separate approval from the SEC, but Overstock could use the system to issue stock for a third-party before issuing its own.

Byrne believes the technology “can do for the capital market what the Internet has done for consumers.” It’s designed to provide a secure, transparent, reliable, and largely automatic way of tracking who owns a given security at any given time. And in Byrne’s mind, it could replace systems run by the New York and Nasdaq stock exchanges. Such a system could eliminate many of the middlemen who have traditionally controlled the market, and thanks to its technological precision, it could close certain market loopholes. “There are all kinds of ways to rig the market,” Byrne told WIRED earlier this year. “We want to make it un-rig-able.”

TØ is now just one of several efforts to reinvent the financial markets via the blockchain. Even Nasdaq is looking at it. Nasdaq OMX, the company behind the Nasdaq stock exchange, is building a system that uses the blockchain to oversee trades in private companies, but the company says it could also apply similar tech to the public stock markets.

For Jeffrey Steiner, counsel with the international law firm Gibson Dunn, who specializes in blockchain technology, this project shows what the blockchain can do for so many markets. “It can not only ensure that there’s security in the transaction, but it provides a full record of ownership for things like corporate bonds and stocks,” he says. “It can increase transparency, reduce costs, and remove the middleman—in this case remove a [traditional] exchange or a broker.” He calls Overstock’s plan “very interesting” but notes this is new territory and the regulatory landscape can be tricky because there’s little precedent for such a thing. Indeed, many investors may be wary of using such a technology. Finance is a conservative industry, after all. But with so many outfits starting to build this kind of technology, including names like the Nasdaq, attitudes are poised to change.

Beyond Bitcoin
Byrne is a protege of Warren Buffet, and he carries a PhD in philosophy, with a focus on economics and jurisprudence. He leans libertarian, has long made a crusade of reforming Wall Street, and sees bitcoin as something that can transform society in myriad ways. In early 2014, Overstock became the largest online retailer to accept bitcoin, letting consumers buy everything from smartphone cases to patio furniture with the digital currency. Byrne hails the technology as a way of freeing our money system from the whims of banks and big government.

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Today, bitcoin accounts for a tiny fraction of sales on the site, but Byrne believes the technology will continue maturing—and that blockchain, the technology behind the technology, will have an equally enormous impact on the stock market. A decade ago, Overstock fell victim to a Wall Street dark art called naked short selling, and Byrne believes a digital ledger can, among other things, close the type of loopholes that made naked shorting possible. Basically, naked shorting involves selling stock shares that don’t exist. Something like the blockchain can provide a way of tracking all shares, at all times.

In the fall of last year, Byrne revealed that Overstock was using blockchain technology to build a system that would allow the company to issue stock over the ‘net. And last spring, it filed papers seeking SEC approval for such an offering. As it turns out, Overstock had purchased a 25 percent stake in an outfit called PRO Securities, and the system will operate through this company. PRO Securities—now TØ.com—is an alternative trading system, or ATS, an alternative to central stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, and others. It’s regulated by the SEC, and in a government filing earlier this year, the company amended its charter to say it may handle trades in digital securities using technology related to the blockchain.

A $954 Billion Market
The plan is to turn TØ into a business that can help other companies manage financial securities via the blockchain. And this already is happening. Beyond issuing private bonds, TØ offers tools that let companies lend and borrow shares through the blockchain. This is designed to remove the traditional middlemen overseeing the $954 billion stock loan market in the US—and close the kind of stock settlement loophole that allows traders to “naked short sell” shares they hadn’t actually borrowed.

According to Overstock and TØ, some hedge funds and other outfits have tested this system. And TØ hopes to extend its blockchain technology into other parts of the market. In its filing with the SEC, Overstock said it could issue as much as $500 million in stock and other securities via blockchain technology, and though the initial offerings will be little more than a proof of concept, this points the way to something larger. “This could be a trend we see across the board—though there are any of a number of issues that would need to be ironed out,” Steiner says. “I’m sure Overstock will not be the last to do this.”

Translation.................. MOON

5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / - Bitcoin: Are We in a Time that Changes Everything for Bitcoin on: November 06, 2015, 07:09:47 PM
very bullish article for bitcoin, from today, just out

Jamie Dimon is pwned
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / China BTC Exchanges now accepting direct bank deposits! HUGE on: November 03, 2015, 06:53:36 PM

7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Could Bitcoin Become Major Reserve Currency? SKY NEWS on: November 03, 2015, 03:40:36 PM
Could Bitcoin Become Major Reserve Currency?

the media is no more mainstream crap than sky
but if they are pumping bitcoin

moon, this month?
8  Economy / Speculation / Can China invest in Bitcoin via Gemini? on: October 07, 2015, 05:51:17 PM
Just had this thought.
because chinese have such hard probelsm taking money out of their closed system, and new regs meant individuals can buy btc on chinese exchanges but banks can't del with transactions etc, that stopped the last bubble, along with mtgox and karpeles screwing up...

now that Winklevii have gemini ready to officially launch tomorrow and they have jumped through all regulatory hoops, they want to attract institutional investors, does that mean Chinese can invest in bitcoin via Gemini if big boys and using platofrm as an institutional investment. ie via shell companies?

just wondering as Chinese money often has to buy overpriced real estate to get cash out country, they don't want to be in chinese stocks, so if this was a way for the, we could see moon?
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Point-of-Sale Giant Ingenico Rolls Out Worldwide Bitcoin Payments on: October 06, 2015, 06:02:21 PM
Point-of-Sale Giant Ingenico Rolls Out Worldwide Bitcoin Payments

BitPay has partnered with payments giant Ingenico to allow brick and mortar stores to accept bitcoin via its point-of-sale (POS) terminals.

The payment solution, unveiled today as part of Blockchain Week, was developed by BitPay and installed on an Ingenico Terminal ICT250.

According to the company, it will be compatible with the majority of Ingenico terminals as they run its operating system, Tellium.

Speaking about the integration, Miguel Angel Hernandez, managing director of Ingenico Iberia, said in a statement:

"Participating in such an important project has allowed Ingenico Group to demonstrate its leadership in the payment space and bring a safe and secure payment method like virtual currency to the end user."

The France-based company, which employs over 5,000 people globally, reported a revenue of €1.37bn in 2013.

Spreading bitcoin globally

Earlier this year, Ingenico partnered with Paymium to enable retailers in Europe to accept bitcoin payments.

A spokesperson for BitPay, however, said that this new partnership would make this solution available on a global scale. Additionally, he said, all BitPay merchants currently accepting traditional fiat payments via compatible Ingenico terminals can now also accept payments in bitcoin.

"We are excited to partner with Ingenico Group, one of the leading payment processors in both physical and online commerce. This integration will help us expand bitcoin payments to thousands of retail payments worldwide," said BitPay's executive chairman, Tony Gallipi.

The company made headlines last month after it announced it would be reducing the size of its staff in an attempt to "better align with the pace of growth" in the industry.
10  Economy / Exchanges / btce down.. on: July 20, 2015, 03:26:35 PM
been quite a while
any thread or news on this?
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / News: Putin on: July 14, 2015, 04:38:36 PM

That is all  Cool  Grin

Hello Russia

12  Economy / Speculation / Superwallet + China = Moon? on: April 22, 2015, 07:03:40 PM
are we about to finally buck the downtrend and start shooting for the moon?

superwallet bitchez!
looks great, plus from okcoin in China

may work round everything

OKCoin, the largest Chinese yuan (CNY) bitcoin exchange by volume, has announced the launch of an ambitious new wallet product it hopes will encourage the wider industry to rethink its attempts to reach mainstream consumers.

Dubbed the first 'Superwallet', the OKLink desktop wallet, currently in beta, promises to combine the best of both fiat mobile wallets and traditional bitcoin wallets. In effect, the Superwallet will allow users to spend BTC, CNY or US dollars at bitcoin-accepting merchants, converting fiat currency to bitcoin only at the point of sale as a means of transmitting the payment and settling the transaction.

The conversion will come at no additional cost to the user, who will pay a bid/ask spread on the purchase as they would when initiating a purchase with BTC. OKCoin will continue to cover mining fees, while fees for those who use its traditional exchange to access bitcoin as a speculative asset will remain unchanged.

Jack Liu, head of OKCoin's international division, suggested that the launch of the Superwallet would mark one of the first attempts to encourage the use the bitcoin protocol as a payments rail without requiring users to interface with its currency directly.

Overall, he cautioned that the release is still a beta, and that the wallet is, for now, only as strong as the wider ecosystem with which it will need to interact. However, he expressed optimism that more bitcoin companies would be encouraged to adopt a similar approach when developing future efforts.

Liu told CoinDesk:

"The Superwallet is not branded as a bitcoin currency product. It will highlight the powerful open protocol which will allow users to spend their chosen currency using the bitcoin protocol in the same way the native tokens of the protocol can be spent."

Superwallet users who wish to transact in BTC will still be able to do so, a feature Liu believes will maintain the company's appeal to bitcoin users while providing benefits to a larger pool of customers.

"It removes the need to believe in deflationary money supply, decentralization, certain political leanings or the need to stay abreast of industry trends or currency movements," Liu added.

FinTech focus

The news comes on the heels of a slew of signals that the formerly trading-focused company was seeking to enter the consumer market. CEO Star Xu first hinted the company was on the verge of shifting focus at The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) this January in his inaugural US appearance.

OKCoin went on to experience a string of departures that saw CTO Changpeng Zhao and product manager Zane Tackett leave abruptly for competitors or new endeavors. However, Liu said the Superwallet concept is unrelated to the exits, reiterating that his company is still equally focused on continuing to improve its exchange product.

Liu did, however, suggest the company is on a new path forward in his comments, framing OKCoin as a financial technology company that is more broadly interested in solving problems for mainstream consumers.

"We want to show we're innovative, that we're not just about speculation," Liu continued. "Bitcoin is an important, important, important part of our FinTech company, but we're trying to solve problems."

Liu's comments suggest a frustration with an industry that he implied was too focused on onboarding consumers to bitcoin as a currency.

"This type of thinking is a little narrow, how to help bitcoin users try to avoid volatility. There's this other community that wants to have an CNY or fiat wallet and think of a bitcoin address as a zip code or payment code," he said, adding:

"I don't think the average person wants to be looking at updates from Gavin Andresen and whether he put in new block sizes."

Limitations for users

At launch, Liu sees the Superwallet as more useful to its domestic Chinese users, who can connect bank accounts directly to the product, something US users are not able to do.

Still, he said there are workarounds for those who are willing to go through the current levels of friction to initiate USD purchases on the bitcoin network.

"You would buy bitcoin somewhere, including potentially OKCoin, and move the bitcoin to your USD wallet. So you don't have to have a bitcoin wallet, just a USD wallet," Liu explained.

okcoin, oklink

From there, Liu said users can scan bitcoin QR codes with their wallet to pay with fiat at the point of sale. Such new activity, he contends, would bring added liquidity to the network in a boon for bitcoin users.

"We're not changing the network. Anyone who wants to use bitcoin can keep using bitcoin," Liu added.

For now, though, he suggested the OKLink wallet is lacking refinement for English-language users. Translations for OKLink are still in development, Liu said, as are supporting versions of the product, such as iOS and Android editions.

Domestic market competition

While a change in the thinking of one large bitcoin exchange, it could be argued the Superwallet approaches concepts already being explored by other players in the wider digital currencies space that have attempted to move fiat currencies using open ledgers.

Pushing back against these comparisons, Liu argued that payment networks such as those developed by Ripple Labs are still centralized, meaning tokens function as IOUs.

In this light, Liu framed the Superwallet as an effort that seeks a similar usability while relying more on the bitcoin blockchain as a means to transmit fiat.

"If I send CNY via bitcoin to Circle, Circle owns this BTC and can get exactly the value of USD for that BTC. It does not owe any exposure to me or to any other party. Fiat should be transferred through a decentralized core and OKCoin has committed to that core being bitcoin," he said.

In this way, Liu suggested OKCoin could also compete in China, a market that has traditionally not be viewed as one where bitcoin can win a share of the payments space.

okcoin, oklink

Liu attacked this idea as well, contending that despite the low fees charged by Alipay or UnionPay, OKCoin can appeal to Chinese users who need to transact internationally.

"WeChat is a closed payment system. When a WeChat user arrives in a foreign country for example, he or she will need to install a new wallet," Liu argued.

Building an ecosystem

Ultimately, Liu envisions an ecosystem where bitcoin serves as the rails for international payments and companies like OKCoin act as the on and off ramp for users to convert in and out of different fiat currencies.

He stressed that the ecosystem needs to come together to enable this economic activity. For example, Liu noted that, today, OKLink users would not be able to send USD to a Circle wallet and have that user receive USD on the other end.

However, Liu did outline examples of how OKCoin's Superwallet could be useful for users of the bitcoin payroll service Bitwage.

"Now a Chinese person can get Bitwage and the bitcoin goes to a CNY wallet, and they get paid automatically in CNY," Liu explained.

Liu also indicated that he doesn't see the Superwallet as a viable consumer spending tool at present, given the limited number of merchants on the protocol. For this effort, Liu acknowledged the support of companies like Coinbase and BitPay is needed.

With this goal in mind, Liu ended by calling on the industry to join together for what he characterized as the greater consumer good, concluding:

"Everyone in this industry should be embracing this concept."

13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The 25 most exciting bitcoin startups on: March 23, 2015, 08:13:42 PM

enjoyed the read
knew of all of them
hope you enjoy too

this 21 thing is fascinating though if pans out as some are predicting
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Three Unnamed Bidders Win Latest US Marshals Bitcoin Auction on: March 10, 2015, 08:16:49 PM

The US Marshals Service (USMS) has revealed that three bidders each took home a portion of the 50,000 BTC sold during its most recent bitcoin auction held 5th March.

The winnings were divided among the unnamed individuals, with the leading bidder claiming 27,000 BTC ($7.9m at press time). The remainder of the bitcoin was split among two individuals who took winnings of 20,000 BTC ($5.9m) and 3,000 BTC ($885,801), respectively.

A spokesperson for the USMS confirmed the totals via email, adding that the transfer of proceeds to the winners has now been finalized.

While no winning bidders have yet come forward, the trading desk at SecondMarket, the entrant that claimed the highest share of the 50,000 BTC sold in December’s auction, has publicly revealed it did not enter a winning bid.

Other known participants, including hedge fund Pantera Capital and investment management company Binary Financial, have yet to comment on the news publicly.

A final auction of the roughly 44,000 remaining bitcoins in possession by the government agency is expected to be held later this year.

working it out seems average of $290 - $300 per bitcoin

15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin Startups Bring Rebittance Service to Argentina and Mexico on: March 02, 2015, 07:45:07 PM
done right, this has potential to be very big

if replicated multiple times across world
I hope to see the death of western union via these channels and overall use of cryptos in the near future

16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England on: February 25, 2015, 10:39:32 PM
Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / - proof of concept using btc blockchain on: February 24, 2015, 09:20:47 PM
I came across this as often look at great domains to see what's there and was very pleasantly surprised.
I think this is an amazing idea and they are using the bitcoin blockchain

perfect for sealing your idea whether graphics, concept or whatever without wasting tons on trademark, copyright crap
a welcome addition I think!

best of all free, or a tiny fee on blockchain

makes easy for people not as tech savvy as some
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Twisted History of Ripple and Stellar Aired in Tell-All Report on: February 06, 2015, 09:23:47 AM

19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Karpeles made multiple death threats.... on: January 16, 2015, 11:57:22 AM

I have black on white proof of Mark Karpeles making multiple death threats against an ex-employee. So does Japanese police.
20  Economy / Service Discussion / Karpeles made multiple death threats.... on: January 16, 2015, 06:54:22 AM

I have black on white proof of Mark Karpeles making multiple death threats against an ex-employee. So does Japanese police.

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