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1  Economy / Exchanges / Re: [ANN] Bittrex - Next generation exchange (btc/ltc/eac/ppc/rdd/ftc/and more) on: June 08, 2020, 08:41:11 AM
I hope your funds weren't in there (in fact never ever leave your valuable assets in any exchange in case you are going to be off trading for a long time)
These crypto exchanges are like unstable weather, you never know what kind of requirements or regulations they can come up with tomorrow.

The personalised links could have been tailored for the territory you come from since different territories have slightly different regulations.

A few months ago I removed most of my funds which might have triggered something. I have been a verified user for several years though.


I don't see many users getting the emails asking for the source of funds though so I guess my account is fine. I don't see any reason to panic if they ask for the source but I'd like to know if a lot of us received the email and goes on without worries after submitting documents. I checked my email which I find nothing is sent to me about it.

I have not logged to my account for a year but I have few tokens I kept like ADA but nothing much.

Check the document for the source of funds, it'd be impossible for me to even provide the documentation asked as some of the platforms I've traded on don't exist any longer.
Do you think it's normal one would need to provide bank statements showing employment income on demand of an exchange? Or retirement income receipts?
Luckily I caught it in time to remove my remaining assets.
2  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bittrex - source of funds on: June 06, 2020, 11:02:44 AM
Good choice. A little unusual that they still let you withdraw despite asking you for all this information though.

At first I thought they didn't let me, it luckily was only an issue because I gave a segwit address which they don't support still.
I've been a fully verified customer for several years though so would not expect them to go so far as to freeze my funds without any notice, luckily I caught it in time since my access will be blocked in a few days.
3  Economy / Exchanges / Re: [ANN] Bittrex - Next generation exchange (btc/ltc/eac/ppc/rdd/ftc/and more) on: June 05, 2020, 09:52:08 PM
I received following mail from Bittrex:

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Thank you for being a valued customer of the Bittrex Global platform.

Per our protocols, we are required to obtain source of funds information from select users. Please fill out the form which you will find at --personalised link was here-- and submit it along with the respective supporting documents within 7 days in order to continue utilizing your Bittrex Global account. This is similar to what other cryptocurrency exchanges in regulated jurisdictions require.

Our privacy policies are available here: ---personalised link to their privacy policy--- which are part of our Terms of Service. Additionally, all of your personal information is kept on an encrypted server.

The link was to this pdf: (image taken from a post from another user on Reddit who received the same)
https://imgur.com/a/c86smPQ

I've barely used the account the past year, I think they try to disable inactive accounts to seize the assets.
The account was used more intensively before that and has been properly verified for at least 2 years.

The fact that they use personalised links is quite disturbing, I definitely won't be using Bittrex any longer.
4  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bittrex - source of funds on: June 05, 2020, 08:00:21 PM
I'd tell them to fuck off and abandon the account myself, or I'd charge them for my time in getting the info together not that I could be arsed to get shit notarised, but I doubt it's massively out of the ordinary since they now have fiat dealings. They probably spring it on random customers so they can show the authorities that they're being proactive when they come snooping.

Other exchanges do the same thing every now and then. I've only ever had a bank do it once which says something, and I made it all up and they went away.

Are there any funds in there right now?

I removed all funds as soon as I saw the mail, I've read about a few people having the same thing (not recently though) and they got their funds frozen despite complying. I've got little interest in getting into a never-ending struggle to maintain control over my own funds.


Asking for sources fo funds is a different story though. Is there any reason that you think why or could you possibly be linked to someone they think to suspect?

I moved & sold most of my funds several months ago, might have triggered something (eg. they are forced by -fill in favourite intelligence agency- to share transactions to or away from their platform adding up to a certain amount).
Little doubt that they had to make a proverbial pact with the devil to enable fiat trading.

I used to be quite fond of Bittrex and Bill Shihara but this has hastily changed my opinion.
What really disturbs me is the fact that they use personalised links in the mail so they can easily track which users are complaining about it online & copy paste the mail.
5  Economy / Service Discussion / Bittrex - source of funds on: June 05, 2020, 04:16:43 PM
I received following mail from Bittrex:

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Thank you for being a valued customer of the Bittrex Global platform.

Per our protocols, we are required to obtain source of funds information from select users. Please fill out the form which you will find at --personalised link was here-- and submit it along with the respective supporting documents within 7 days in order to continue utilizing your Bittrex Global account. This is similar to what other cryptocurrency exchanges in regulated jurisdictions require.

Our privacy policies are available here: ---personalised link to their privacy policy--- which are part of our Terms of Service. Additionally, all of your personal information is kept on an encrypted server.

The link was to this pdf:
https://imgur.com/a/c86smPQ

Anyone else had this lately? I've barely used the account the past year, I think I'm either under investigation or they try to disable inactive accounts to seize the assets.
The account was used more intensively before that and has been properly verified for at least 2 years.

The fact that they use personalised links is quite disturbing. I couldn't find many others having similar issues.
6  Economy / Speculation / Re: What is happening ? on: March 12, 2020, 12:14:56 PM
Well should the logical reaction not be that assets like gold and bitcoin go up?
7  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Bitmain S11 20.5 TH on: December 14, 2018, 10:11:01 AM
It looks more like selling old hardware they never planned to release in an attempt to stay in business.

Bitmain not looking too good...
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] [1080 | 1080TI] ETHlargement - The Hashrate Hardener on: August 30, 2018, 01:41:24 PM
This works like a charm, except on my Asus strix 1080ti cards.
It seems to pull down the core clock as soon as I start the pill.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: Buying Keccakc hashrate - 0.0002 BTC per GH/s - Higher than NH price on: July 25, 2018, 07:15:17 AM
Why not use nicehash? You are offering double of nicehash?
10  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: [WTS]☆ 💰 give awayFREE 💰 6 x 200 USD Bitmain coupon 💰 🌟 on: June 30, 2018, 11:16:43 AM
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Thanks!
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: XMR-stak-JK 2.4.4 Compiled with no devfee on: June 27, 2018, 04:08:29 AM
@JaredKaragen   Did you ever compile XMR-STAK-2.4.8 ?  Thx

2.4.5 is all that fierce-uk has released thus far.....    is it another fork or something?




Update:
Im working on my 5th attempt on compiling 2.4.5.    VS 2017 is uninstalling as I type this, and Ill have to rip out all IDE's and start over by installing fresh... again.

Probably going to DL and install the latest version of the cuda toolkit as well.... hopefully they play nice.

Try CUDA 9.1, you'll slow it down with 9.2 unless you know what you're doing.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: RX580 8GB mining at 50mh/s on: June 26, 2018, 06:11:49 AM
13  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Antminer S9 - 23 TH/s possible? on: June 15, 2018, 11:37:42 AM
Although the title may have persuaded you to simply say 23TH/s is impossible, the rumour was started by Kristy (OhGodAGirl) in this interview;

https://youtu.be/A3i3jpJqgoo?t=10m8s

What do you guys think? Is this even remotely possible? As far as I've seen, anything above 15TH/s needs some exotic form of cooling and has insane power usages with much lower efficiency.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: GPU Mining will NEVER die - List of GPU only Champions on: May 16, 2018, 04:53:23 PM
I really can't believe that luxCoin devs said that they try to remain FPGA resistant! That's awesome, respect for LuxCoin. LuxCoin devs are serious, i will visit their post soon.

Bitcoin gold & private have an ASIC.
Monero's slightly changed algo is already being mined by FPGA.
Bitcoin Gold and private will fork soon. At current rate, FPGAs won't increase difficulty of Monero for gpu miners anytime soon.

Also I do want to pay my respect to Ethash which was really the hardest algo to make a ASIC for. Ethash bought power to GPU mining, can't really talk trash about it even if the ASIC has been developed.

'Soon'... Well let's add them to the List of GPU only Champions when they have forked perhaps? And I wouldn't go so far as to say FPGA's won't increase the difficulty of Monero, they are already increasing the difficulty of Monero... But you don't need to take my word for it, you can be surprised all over again when the hashrate drops over 50% next fork and bounces back in a matter of weeks due to quick adoptation of FPGA & ASIC.

ASIC development cycle is getting shorter and shorter and FPGA/ASIC hybrids will be the doom of GPU mining. Good riddance as it's a waste of energy to use GPU for such purpose, the main reason people want to keep GPU mining alive is because of greed as they would see their hardware become obsolete. And I'm saying that as a GPU miner.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: GPU Mining will NEVER die - List of GPU only Champions on: May 16, 2018, 03:55:27 PM

List of GPU only mine-able champions include:
*List updated daily

-Monero
-Sumokoin
-Bitcoin Gold
-Bitcoin Private
-Bitcoin Z
-Safe Coin
-Ravencoin
-LUX
-Haven



Long live Cryptocurrency freedom!

Bitcoin gold & private have an ASIC.
Monero's slightly changed algo is already being mined by FPGA.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: DIY FPGA Mining rig for any algorithm with fast ROI on: May 16, 2018, 07:30:12 AM
Really not meaning to offend anyone, this has been a very interesting and entertaining thread, even inspiring all around in a way that leads to substantially more decentralization.  However, as an energy industry professional I must say that a kw/h and a kWh is substantially exactly the same thing.  Not sure what you guys are onto here... a kW is a unit of energy, it is a 1,000 Watts.  Watts are convertible to Joules or Therms or any other unit of energy.  And a kW/h is the number of kiloWatts consumed in an hour, as is a kWh, the number of kiloWatts consumed in an hour.  a kW is a measurement of power, and a kWh is a volumetric measurement of energy.  you can use 100kW in one hour is 100kWh or you can use 50kW for 30 minutes and 150kW for 30 minutes and it will also be 100kWh.

You can convert Joule to Wh, it is indeed a measurement of amount of energy.
Watt's cannot be converted to Joules directly as much as velocity cannot directly be converted to distance without the input of other parameters to build an equation.

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And a kW/h is the number of kiloWatts consumed in an hour, as is a kWh

A kWh is not the number of kiloWatts consumed in an hour, same difference as you can't say that 'distance is the is the number of meters travelled in an hour'.
In the analogy with distance, velocity & time; kW/h would be acceleration (how much the energy flow changes per unit of time), kW would be velocity (amount of energy flow), kWh would be distance (how much energy has flown)

You can not 'use' xx kW in one hour, you can use xx kWh in one hour though. kW/h is simply the wrong unit to use. But as an energy industry professional you of course know better Wink

This is not really on-topic though but it is simply confusing to people who have little knowledge about this. It might be that most understand that it's an error but using the wrong units on purpose because everyone understands is not productive. I will not go deeper into this as we might as well be discussing whether the earth is flat or not.

Just saying... of course seeing is believing, but not really any reason not too here.  If Bittware or anyone else is trying to just unload a bunch of hardware, do they really need to do it in a bitcoin talk forum? I think there is more going on out in the world than what people are making out here.  Healthy skepticism sure... but look at the size of this thread!  People realize this is a really important topic, there is a reason for it.  Centralization of hashing power and ASIC's in general are beginning to threaten the security of crypto software... the very thing it was meant to solve.  Not good...

Let's see how it turns out, I do think though that they see what profits NVidia and AMD have gotten and want a piece of the pie. A healthy dose of skepticism is never a bad idea.
Possible profits remain to be shown but I think the claims and motivation behind the project are not unreasonable, time will tell.

I own two VCU1525's, I sent the OP a PM.

I'll help confirm the feasibility of this.

Curious to see first results!
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: DIY FPGA Mining rig for any algorithm with fast ROI on: May 16, 2018, 05:14:52 AM

For XYZ==GPU start with GPUs strengths. I haven't studied the recent GPU universal shader architecture, but the main idea was to optimize particular floating point computation used in 3D graphics using homogeneous coordinates, like AX=Y, where A is 4*4 matrix and X is 4*1 vector <x,y,z,w> where w==1. So include lots of those in your hash function. In particular GPUs are especially fast when using FP16, a half-precision floating point.


NVidia GPU's perform abysmal in half and double precision workloads. For half precision(FP16) you can expect somewhat the same amount of FLOPS as full precision(FP32) and around 3% of the full precision flops on double precision(FP64). You would expect double on FP16 & half on FP64 comparing to FP32.
For AMD it's a similar story except for Vega 56 & 64 having double FP16 performance but sadly crippled on FP64 still.

Only the Quadro cards & recent Titan V are not sterilised like that and do double the FLOPS on half precision and 50% of FP32 on FP64.
Some older AMD cards are much less cut down as well, with an R9 280x performing 3x better than a 1080ti in FP64.

sources:
https://medium.com/@u39kun/titan-v-vs-1080-ti-head-to-head-battle-of-the-best-desktop-gpus-on-cnns-d55a19866b7c
http://www.geeks3d.com/20140305/amd-radeon-and-nvidia-geforce-fp32-fp64-gflops-table-computing/
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11717/the-amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-and-56-review/4

edit: did some extra clarification for other readers that might be interested.

well Denarius (DNR) created the Tribus algo. Seems smart to do Tribus first seeing DNR is soon to be the fastest most secure crypto that no ones knows about yet. Mining DNR with FGPA miners should rocket DNR's price.

Cant wait

I don't see where the idea comes from that increased mining hashrate increases a coins' price.
A higher gold price causes increased interest in gold mining, not vice versa.
18  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: The State of Cryptocurrency Mining by David Vorick (Sia) on: May 14, 2018, 08:17:32 AM
A limit to hash power at diff 1 from an IP address works for gpus.
IPV6 gives every person on earth quadrillions of their own IP addresses. You'd have to limit it to a subnet for IPV6...

Sure but at 1400 sols or 700 sols. Per ip no big hash machine works very well .

Or as you say make it a subnet.


A big mine would simply buy a block of thousands IPV4 or millions IPV6 addresses and create software to seperate the hashrate up to the maximum hashrate per IP. Something that would be easier than you'd imagine and would mainly cripple small mines that couldn't afford the needed hardware & internet connection, it would only push more power towards the big miners.
This would turn into a proof-of-IP sooner or later.

I like the thinking of how to decentralize mining but in this case the execution of the idea is not good.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Bitmain launches the Z9 Equihash miner on: May 04, 2018, 11:18:56 AM
It doesn't really matter if the equihash coins fork or not.
In the long run we are all fucked. By all I mean small to medium mining operation owners.
As long as there is serious money in the game do you really think that the powers that be will let us regular folk have our share?
This leaves me wondering what in the hell are we trying to accomplish with crypto currencies anyway.
"Decentralized" is just another nice sounding word, same as democracy. It's a dream, an illusion.

One thing is clear: zcash was launched with an ASIC resistant ideology. Now zcash says it didn't mean that.
What changed? MONEY

The rest is just noise.

Sad but true.
It appears we ended up with 1 company mostly controlling the hardware for mining most minable relevant coins.
Besides that it mines a huge portion of the coins that are minable with their own hardware.

It appears the centuries old saying is just as true today: "When there's a gold rush, sell picks and shovels".
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Bitmain E3 Ethash Miner ASIC (Shipping:16-31 July. $800 USD) on: April 04, 2018, 12:45:05 PM
What is up with everyone in this thread acting like ETH is the only mineable coin?  There are a shitload of other algos out there.  Unless you are using old AMD cards, mining ETH hasn't been the most profitable coin to mine in almost a year.  Blows my mind how people act like the sky is falling and its the end of mining because Bitmain is releasing an "ASIC" that is underpowered and overpriced and not even available for 3 months.

What is up with you and your head in the clouds not realizing that ETH is the main source of income of GPUs both directly and indirectly. Yes, its not the most profitable coin to mine but its what FARMS mine for a steady source of income. If ETH tanks all those mining farms will eat up your little GPU rigs and nothing will be profitable. You are a little fish who is lost in a big sea of miners.

There are other coins that are at any given time as profitable or more profitable than ETH. I stopped mining ETH a long time ago. The writing has been on the wall that ETH mining is over for a long time between threats of Asics and Proof of Stake forks being threatened for a long time.  Shocked

What he is telling you is that the Farms will turn to mine your now profitable coins, hashrate will explode and profit will be peanuts.

So its not that there are other profitable coins out there, of course there are, its that if ETH rigs move to other coins then those coins profit will fall drastically.

Maybe so, but that is mining. Plus there are lots of other coins and I don't see the hashrate all moving to one coin. There are enough to spread the hashrate among the other coins. Plus a lot of miners will just sell their rigs and get out of mining, reducing the overall hashrate on all coins.

Very untrue, I made a calculation a while back so numbers are a bit off but it paints a (dark) picture:
If we simplify all GPU's to the hashrate of a GTX1070 (wrong, I know, but just for creating an estimation) then;
-There's about 9.5 million GPU's mining in the world of which
-~8 million are mining ETH
-~1 million are mining ZCash
-~0.36 million are mining ZCL
-~0.33 million are mining ETC
and it quickly goes down from there. This means that ~85% of the GPU's that are mining worldwide are being used to mine Ethash.

When profitability goes down as difficulty rises, more and more mines will look for new coins to mine, there's simply not enough coins that have enough liquidity and perceived market value to keep GPU mining profitable. Lots of mines will go bust, some that have very low power cost and overhead will stay profitable for a while. Expect lots of second hand GPU's soon.

The numbers are from 2 months ago but they are probably a better representation as Bitmain keeps adding hashrate on Ethash, which skews the numbers more and more.

Hard fork? What if they are indeed using gpu chips? There no solution except for cpu-only algo's but that gets destroyed by people abusing AWS instances and botnets etc.
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