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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Remember Hodlonaut? on: January 17, 2020, 04:48:03 PM

I hope you guys remember him from last year, CSW sued him for defamation, because the 'cat' called him a scammer, damaging his supposedly reputation. Then he put up a bounty of $5k to reveal the person behind the persona. And as per his tweet, the court dismissed the case because of lack of jurisdiction, they are going to Norway, but I think the result will be the same. So it looks like CSW is losing all his battle in the frontline.  Grin
2  Economy / Service Discussion / Bitwise decided to withdraw its Bitcoin ETF application on: January 16, 2020, 02:28:31 PM
January 14, 2020


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549


Withdrawal of Registration Statement on Form S-1

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust (File No. 333-229180)


Ladies and Gentlemen:


Pursuant to Rule 477 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”), Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust (the “Registrant”) respectfully requests the withdrawal of the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-229180) (the “Registration Statement”). The Registration Statement was initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on January 10, 2019. The Registrant understands that, pursuant to Rule 477(b) of the Act, this application for withdrawal will be deemed granted at the time filed with the Commission unless, within 15 calendar days after the filing, the Commission notifies the Registrant that the application for withdrawal has not been granted.


At this time, the Registrant has determined not to pursue the registration and sale of the securities covered by the Registration Statement. The Registrant believes that this withdrawal request is consistent with the public interest and protection of investors as required by Rule 477(a) of the Act and represents, in accordance with Rule 477(c) of the Act, that there has been no issuance, distribution or sale of the securities under the Registration Statement.

So it seems that Bitwise also withdraw their application to SEC for a Bitcoin ETF. Perhaps they know that it has a slim chance to be approved, as the market is really 'prone to manipulation', just saying.
3  Bitcoin / Legal / Coinbase Settles Cryptsy Class-Action Lawsuit For $1 Million on: January 16, 2020, 12:42:24 PM
As per official documents:


So after three years, Coinbase has finally settled for about $1 million for its role, - money laundering of the Cryptsy hack funds.

Plaintiffs in the case previously filed charges against Cryptsy founder Paul Vernon over alleged negligence and violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act after facing withdrawal issues related to the exchange’s hack, which saw approximately 10,000 BTC stolen from clients. Coinbase was later accused for being involved in laundering $8.2 million in funds and abetting in the exchange theft.

Coinbase’s previous attempt for dismissal of the suit and settlement through arbitration was denied by the court, and the three-year-long case was nearing a jury trial.
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam]: ETC Agartha Hard Fork on: January 16, 2020, 11:39:16 AM
What Happened: Fake ETC Agartha Hard Fork Wallet



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5  Local / Pilipinas / Hidden commands para makita ang mga members na online on: January 10, 2020, 05:40:13 AM
Baka makatulong ito sa mga members na gustong makita kung sino ang online sa forum.

Color coding:

Pink = Staff
Legendary = Blue
Hero = Black

And so on. Ginagamit ko to pag may hinahanap akong tao na baka online. Minsan kasi nakakalimutan ko yung name kaya sinisilip ko to minsan para maalala ang mga name ng mga hinahunting ko.  Smiley
6  Bitcoin / Legal / Bitmain co-founder in legal war against shareholders of the company on: January 10, 2020, 03:52:23 AM
Last October-Nov, there was a coup in Bitmain company bringing back Jihan to power, now the ousted co-founder is fighting back.

Bitmain co-founder in legal war against shareholders Micree Zhan Khetuan owned four million Class B shares, which translated to ten votes per share. However, the shareholders decided to reduce Zhan’s control of the firm by reducing each Class B share’s value to one vote instead of ten. As such, Zhan asked Cayman Islands Court to discredit this decision and restore his power. As per the reports, Zhan owned around four million Class B shares while Wu Jihan, the only other holder of the special stocks, only owns half as much. The issue arose in October 2019 when Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu decided to relieve Zhan Khetuan of his duties. Wu announced in an email that Zhan has left the company and that he has been dismissed of all roles. Since then, Zhan has declared that he was removed from his post without his consent, and he would fight for Bitmain “till the end with legal weapons.” Zhan stated that he was betrayed by his trusted partners and stabbed in the back. He added that for those who want “war,” he would give them one. On the other hand, Wu has warned Bitmain employees against interacting with Zhan. Wu has advised employees from taking directions or participating in meetings organized by Zhan. He has explicitly stated that the company may choose to terminate employment contracts of employees that interact with Zhan. Bitmain intends to reduce the workforce by nearly 50 percent as part of its “personnel optimization plan.” It is believed that this is due to the upcoming Bitcoin halving that would reduce mining rewards by half. Since Bitmain is a crypto mining firm, it cannot support its employees with half block rewards and needs to make adjustments.
7  Local / Pilipinas / Bitcoin Node sa Pilipinas on: January 07, 2020, 10:11:29 AM
Naging interesante ako kung mayroon nag ru-run ng Bitcode Node sa Pilipinas at kung ilan ang mga to:

So meron palang 2 sa ating bansa, akala ko dati walang nag rurun dahil narin sa mabagal ang Internet dito at hindi maganda ang serbisyo. Interesting na ang isa ay nasa Cebu, alam ko na marami dito sa tin ay mga Cebuano at baka isa sa inyo ay nandito.  Smiley

Isa sa pangarap ko ngayong taon ay mag run ng bitcoin node, pero tingnan natin kung kakayanin ko. Kayo may balak rin ba kayong mag run ng node?

Reference: How to run and operate your own bitcoin node.
8  Other / Beginners & Help / {Beware}:Fake Elon Musk giveaway and how someone fall for the trick on: January 04, 2020, 07:42:57 AM
Ok, for those who are saying that this is an old trick and no one is going to fall for this trick. Let me show you some proof. I will share you someone from reddit who admittedly fall for it:

I stupidly lost ~$3000 in a crypto currency scam.

I am an idiot.

I was browsing Twitter and saw a post that appeared to be Elon Musk tweeting about a "New Years Crypto Party Giveaway". I navigated to the website in the tweet and it appeared that Elon Musk was giving away crypto and all you had to do was send in some crypto to verify your wallet address and they would send back what you sent plus up to double what you sent in back. In the moment everything looked legit to me and it seemed that there was a limited amount of time that this would last so I stupidly and frantically rushed to my CoinBase account and sent 0.4BTC or around $3000 USD. Immediately after I sent the money I got scared and regretted not doing more verification on my end to verify the giveaway. Low and behold after only a little digging it became very clear that I just got scammed.

Here was the tweet I saw:

The website in the tweet was and it appeared to redirect to a legit Medium Article by Elon Musk. I then clicked the Bitcoin giveaway link in the article and it took me here:

The final site I went to is where I was instructed to send the Bitcoin. It looked legit to me at the time and there was a live log of transactions. But had I looked just a little deeper I would have realized so many signs that this was a scam.

    I never checked Elon Musks Official Twitter Account to validate that he made this tweet. I just looked at the screenshot that someone else fabricated for this scam. Initially I was a little skeptical but figured I would checkout the website anyway. Elon has been known to do some crazy things.

    The URL took me to a convincing clone of a Medium Article with Elon Musk as the author but it was actually not a redirect as the URL still said which in its self is a suspicious website name that should have tipped me off. All the comments were raving about how this worked but they were obviously doctored as well.

    The final website was the same as the Medium article except it had /btc at the end.

    Countless other things I should have noticed but did not.

I'm upset that I lost my money but I could have lost a lot more. I'm mostly just embarrassed. I'm a Software Developer at a large tech company and even used to work at Geek Squad so I am very familiar with these kind of scams. I never thought something like this would happen to me because I consider myself very tech savvy consumer.

I did some Google searching to see if there was any way for me to get my money back through any legal means or by reporting fraud to Coinbase but as I guessed with Crytpo you are pretty much out of luck.

Thanks for listening to my story. Feel free to laugh at my expense. Learn from my mistake. If anyone knows how to give this scammer payback feel free to let me know how!

EDIT: Here is the log of my transaction:

[Scam Alert] Elon Musk Fake Giveaway. by @ScamVirus
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam] CryptoTab Hack Script on: January 04, 2020, 06:10:29 AM
What Happened: Scam CryptoTab Hack Script



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10  Economy / Gambling discussion / [Boxing]: Jessie Vargas vs Mikey Garcia on: January 02, 2020, 11:09:42 PM

Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas will clash in a Welterweight blockbuster at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas on Saturday February 29 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. (photos by Ed Mulholland)

Former four-weight king Garcia (39-1 30 KOs) makes his debut on DAZN with new promoter Eddie Hearn in the same state of his last outing at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in March in a bid to win World honors at a fifth weight.

Garcia, who turned 32 on Sunday, has now planted his flag in the ground at 147lbs by taking on Vargas, and the popular Californian will aim to make a big statement as he fights in Texas for the tenth time in an already glittering career.

This fight is going to be explosive, but I will be favouring Jessie Vargas here. Jessie Vargas has fought Manny Pacquiao And Tim Bradley so he has the experience and the tools to beat Garcia. And this is the second fight that 'Mikey' at 147 lbs, he hasn't tested this weight class. So Vargas by UD. We will just have to wait what the odds are going to be.
11  Other / Beginners & Help / {Warning}:Chrome extension caught stealing crypto-wallet private keys on: January 01, 2020, 03:38:47 PM
Chrome extension caught stealing crypto-wallet private keys

A Google Chrome extension was caught injecting JavaScript code on web pages to steal passwords and private keys from cryptocurrency wallets and cryptocurrency portals.

Phishing Link:

It was discovered by Harry Denley, Director of Security at the MyCrypto platform.

  • Users install the Chrome extension
  • Chrome extension requests permission to inject JavaScript (JS) code on 77 websites
  • This JS file contains obfuscated code
  • The code activates on five websites:, Idex.Market,,, and
  • Once activated, the malicious JS code records the user's login credentials, searches for private keys stored inside the dashboards of the five services, and, finally, sends the data to erc20wallet[.]tk]

It's just the beginning of the year, so I do hope that no one will fall victims from this cyber criminals.
12  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scams]:Fake giveaway in Youtube and need help from the community to report them on: December 28, 2019, 02:01:13 PM
Hello guys,

We all have heard that Youtube is purging its platform of crypto related channels because of so many scammers taking advantage of their system. However, there are lots of legitimate crypto related channels and I'm sure majority of us are subscribers and it's sad to see them being removed by Youtube. But up to this point, there are a lot of fake giveaways still,, so as a community, we should reports those. So to be able to find them, you can used this simple trip:

1. Use Youtube function

2. Type for example "Binance Live", then you can see some obvious results. You can see the sample results here: {Warning}: Another Fake CZ Binance AMA Bitcoin Giveaway.

3. Then report them to Youtube, steps are also included in link post #2.

You can start by searching "ETH giveaway" and see how it goes, you use your imagination and combine keywords here.

It probably takes around 5-10 minutes to report them so I do hope that the community will work collectively to pin down those scammers. I know that others will say that it will be a cat and mouse game. Yes it is true, but at least we're doing something instead of not doing anything. We don't want to be the problem, we want to help resolve the problem. Thanks!!!
13  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam]: Fake ETH Airdrop/Giveaway on: December 28, 2019, 06:06:42 AM
What happened: Fake ETH Airdrop/Gieveaway



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14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Crypto Influencers that have been inadvertently affected by Youtube blanket ban on: December 26, 2019, 10:00:33 AM

So if you're following your favourite youtube crypto influencers, don't be surprise because Youtube is currently purging their system. Here are some on the list that have been negatively affected.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / {Warning}: Another Fake CZ Binance AMA Bitcoin Giveaway on: December 26, 2019, 08:04:12 AM
Same Modus Operandi, someone will message you in Telegram with the youtube link

Phishing Link:

RULES: You just need to send between 0.1 BTC to 25 BTC to the contribution address and we will immediately send you back between 1 BTC to 250 BTC to the address you sent it from.

If you send 0.1+ Bitcoin, you will be airdropped 1 BTC back.
If you send 0.25+ Bitcoin, you will be airdropped 2.5 BTC back. +20% bonus
If you send 1+ Bitcoin, you will be airdropped 10 BTC back. +30% bonus
If you send 5+ Bitcoin, you will be airdropped 50 BTC back. +50% bonus
If you send 10+ Bitcoin, you will be airdropped 100 BTC back +80% bonus

You can report it by clicking the that flag icon

And then click Spam or misleading and then choose Scams / fraud.

16  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam]: - Ponzi Scheme on: December 21, 2019, 11:44:05 AM
What happened: Ponzi Scheme/Scam

Just look at those claims, more than 100% in 24 hours.



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17  Local / Altcoins (Pilipinas) / Bisitahin natin ang mga top 10 altcoins ngayon pagtapos ng ATH on: December 20, 2019, 05:35:52 PM
Naisipan kong gawin ang top 10 altcoins at sllipin ang presyo relative sa kanilang all-time-high. Mapapansin na sila ay halos nasa 65%-95% na bagsak. Nakakapag taka na ang BSV ni CSW ay nasa 65% lang ang bagsak kumpara sa BCH na 95%. Lima sa mga to ay > 90% parin below their all-time-high. Litecoin na nag block halving this year at malayo parin. Samantalang ang Tezos na kapapasok pa lang sa top 10 nitong nakaraang linggo at ganun din.

Baka iba sa inyo ay may mga hawak pa nito, so naway bumalik sa dati ang sigla ng altcoin market sa papasok na 2020.  Grin

AltcoinsCurrent Price|All Time High|Since All Time High
Ethereum (ETH)
↓ -91.21 %
↓ -94.33 %
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
↓ -95.01 %
Litecoin (LTC)
↓ -88.95 %
↓ -89.07 %
Binance Coin (BNB)
↓ -66.09 %
Bitcoin SV (BSV)
↓ -65.00 %
Tezos (XTZ)
↓ -85.53 %
Stellar (XLM)
↓ -94.75 %
↓ -94.21 %

18  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam]: Fake Stellar Airdrop on: December 20, 2019, 12:57:46 PM

What happened: Fake XLM Airdrop




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19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong granted patent for sending BTC thru email on: December 20, 2019, 12:05:37 PM,510,053&OS=10,510,053&RS=10,510,053

Send cryptographic currency to email address


A system and method for transaction bitcoin is described. Bitcoin can be sent to an email address. No miner's fee is paid by a host computer system. Hot wallet functionality is provided that transfers values of some Bitcoin addresses to a vault for purposes of security. A private key of a Bitcoin address of the vault is split and distributed to keep the vault secure. Instant exchange allows for merchants and customers to lock in a local currency price. A vault has multiple email addresses to authorize a transfer of bitcoin out of the vault. User can opt to have private keys stored in locations that are under their control. A tip button rewards content creators for their efforts. A bitcoin exchange allows for users to set prices that they are willing to sell or buy bitcoin and execute such trades.

I'm sure that Brian will take advantage of his ivtention with his Coinbase here. And it's going to be interesting if other exchanges will use his patent on their side as well, so let's see how it goes.
20  Bitcoin / Wallet software / c-lightning 0.8.0 just released on: December 20, 2019, 06:08:45 AM
Released: c-lightning 0.8.0

The c-lightning team is pleased to announce the release of c-lightning v0.8.0. This release is the culmination of ten months of work since our last release, by 16 contributors from all over the world and comprising 305 commits.

Some of the biggest changes coming with this release:

    - Bitcoin mainnet first
    - Multi-part payments support
    - Extending plugin capabilities
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