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1721  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is there something that Bitcoin was not blamed for yet? on: March 12, 2018, 07:10:52 AM
How could you forget money laundering? That's like, what every single government representative says about the issue. Everyone is a money launderer now!

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-low-risk-for-money-laundering-high-for-cybercrime-uk-treasury

Also, would you believe Bitcoin is a contributing factor to the nuclear war? North Korea is using it to fund nukes!!1one!11!!

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bitcoin-cryptocurrencies-north-korea-hackers-digital-currency-exchange-security-a8171931.html

But yeah all of these are just ridiculous lmfao. It just goes to show that people will twist just about anything to fit their narrative.
1722  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Question on: March 12, 2018, 06:04:05 AM
Do you get message notifications from mods or is your post count just decreasing?

If you received a message, then you probably broke a rule.

If your post count is decreasing without any notifications, then a thread you've posted in got deleted, likely for spam.

Those are really the only reasons why posts ever get deleted: they're either against the rules or they're spam. Do your best to stay away from both of them because they can get you banned.
1723  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Teach me something I don't know about Bitcoin. on: March 12, 2018, 05:58:22 AM
It is also colloquially referred to as "Bitcorn", as illustrated here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdEwv381Z0&feature=youtu.be&t=3283

...but yeah this is an old (dead?) meme that I doubt many of the newcomers are aware of lol. The more you know.
1724  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How to use bitcoin data directly? on: March 12, 2018, 02:58:56 AM
um... I wonder what other companies are using.

if D Company use C Company API, C -> B. like...
ACompany -> BCompany -> CCompany -> DCompany

If A has a problem.... b,c,d will also have problems.

I don't quite get what you're saying. Each company produces their own data, based on their service usage. They're independent of each other, so there's no dependency at all unlike what you illustrated. Sites like coinmarketcap compile different companies' data into one large list, which is what you want to do?

That being said, if you want to collect data on your own, you have to use individual exchange APIs to merge them together like what coinmarketcap does.
1725  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Wallet Address at The Comments Section on: March 12, 2018, 02:47:44 AM
firstly, i wanna says sorry if this post might have been discussed before and i didn't find it.  Wink
I just visited some bounty threads. in all threads that I visited, i always found comment that containing wallet address, including high rank accounts.
just simple question, IS THAT OK? put your wallet address at the comment thread?
if isn't, why there a lot of comment that containing wallet address at bounty thread
thanks  Smiley  Wink

It's fine. Displaying your address somewhere won't compromise your coins or anything. Your private key can't be derived from your address alone, at least with current technology.

It may compromise your privacy though, as every single one of your transactions with that address is going to be traceable to you. You can use mixers or exchanges with different receiving addresses and sending addresses, etc.
1726  Bitcoin / Electrum / Re: Electrom wallet access on: March 11, 2018, 01:23:07 PM
private keys  - you mean the Seed or the password?

He meant neither. Each of your addresses is associated with a private key. The owner of the private key controls the address. You can view them on Electrum by right clicking on the address whose key you want to view.

when somebody wanted to transfer Bitcoin to my account i send him the address
can i use this address to recover the wallet?

No. You need your seed to recover your entire wallet.
1727  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Russia to Criminalize Bitcoin Use.. on: March 11, 2018, 01:00:33 PM
Separately, the Russian Ministry of Finance plans to introduce a law that will criminalize the use of cryptocurrencies as money substitutes.

You left out the most important detail on your title.

Whether you want to take Russia seriously or not, you have to recognize that plenty of other countries have already taken the same stance (Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.), and none of them has had a substantial effect. With Russia's trading volume, I expect it to be more of the same. The thing is, not too many businesses are willing to accept crypto anyway so it's not a big deal yet.
1728  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bcash fanboys learned the value of BTC in these hard times. on: March 11, 2018, 12:50:31 PM
Just take a look at @bitcoin twitter account at https://twitter.com/Bitcoin
The account is not bitcoin, it is bcash. Still bad mouthing bitcoin and promoting bcash, not understanding that we are in the same boat. If nocoiners sink it, we will all go down. I will definitely write this on their account, and I invite you to do the same.
https://twitter.com/Bitcoin/status/971668884074856448

Yup, probably controlled by the same people who run Bitcoin.com and r/btc. They lure in unsuspecting victims with the misleading handles, then only ever talk about Bitcoin Cash.

I honestly have nothing against the project because it's really just another way of addressing the scalability problem, but the intentional misleading just makes me want to never get involved with them ever.

That being said, I don't think this recent slump has anything to do with Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash. It's just the market continuing to be bearish.
1729  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: more then 50 posts but still zero merit on: March 11, 2018, 12:38:23 PM
Just imagine a person with 200 posts but they didn't get any merit themselves? Haha that how funny the merit is. One more fact is that merit is not regenerated after months if you gave them you will have a bounce-back point but that's it you won't generate it after you gave that's why people are holding it dearly. No one will just give you their merit out of pity you know,

That would be because quantity is irrelevant. It's quality that you want. People don't get incentives for holding their sMerits either, but they don't get anything for spending them as well, so there are people who don't bother. One thing's for sure though, this has definitely quashed account farming and spam, which was the intention in the first place.

I agree that it kind of sucks for newbies because of how arbitrary it is though, with every single person having different opinions on handing out their sMerits. theymos has already expressed willingness in revamping the system if need be, though, so we'll see how it goes.
1730  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How can I prevent cryptojacking on my pc? on: March 11, 2018, 12:26:09 PM
The best way to not ever worry about this is to install the NoScript add-on to your browser. It also stops malicious ads and scripts from running as a bonus. As a testament to how useful it is for security, it's even bundled with Tor Browser. Everyone should be running it these days.
1731  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Kobayashi and his malicious sellout 400 million USD on: March 11, 2018, 12:16:25 PM
It does not have to be the ONLY factor in the matter. Whatever you can do, every bit will help. The opposing party will do whatever it can do to weaken THAT specific card. I am sure they have other cards, or factors they play with, but this is only one of them. According to Carnegie Europe, http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/75740?lang=en
The West is in the middle of an undeclared cyberwar with Russia. This could be a part of it. As you may have guessed, North Korea and Russia are high school buddies.

I'm not saying it's impossible. I'm just thinking out loud that the chances of a grand conspiracy going on for the sake of North Korea is about as small as the amount involved. Doubling down on sanctions and asking for China's help will be much more efficient courses of action. It just seems way too roundabout in my opinion.

But yeah, to each his own. I'm probably just not the biggest fan of conspiracy theories.
1732  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Kobayashi and his malicious sellout 400 million USD on: March 10, 2018, 09:12:36 AM
Japan is acting along and collaborating with USA, dropping the price intentionally. The reason for that is the meeting between the president Trumpovski and Kim Jong Unovski.
Trumpovski wants sanctions to be effective, and Kim Jong Unovski wants to bypass sanctions using BTC (all that South Korean hacks and such if ya all remember). Kim wants to go to the table claiming he can do it, Trumpovski wants to strengthen his hand saying that no dude, you cannot do that because BTC price is frigging low.
So, there you go. We are all victims of an international bargain.
Any other theories? Let's see it.

I feel like this is too much of a stretch. North Korea can use Bitcoin to go around sanctions, but there's no way it alone will ever be enough to even come close to solving any of their problems.

According to this article, it is estimated that North Korea made around $200 million off cryptocurrencies last year.

According to this site, North Korea spends around $15 billion on their military annually.

If we go by these figures, then Bitcoin at most provided only 1.3% of their military budget alone. It's far too little to really provoke any grand conspiracies in my opinion. I would also like to note that North Korea has been softening their stance lately, so there's little point in ramping up the chokehold at the moment.
1733  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Blockchain explorer on local computer? on: March 10, 2018, 06:19:44 AM
Why would you need one? You're safer off using online solutions because then you won't have to install anything on your computer. There are no reliability issues either, because you have a plethora to choose from. You also have to be online anyway to sync data. There may be reasons for it that I'm not seeing but in general, I would recommend just going for online ones, mostly because you risk getting malware from downloading some obscure program.
1734  Economy / Speculation / Re: Gox coins dumpage - what the screeching hell? on: March 08, 2018, 03:22:33 PM
There aren't really many possibilities on why he went that route. It's either he has a vendetta against Bitcoin and did it out of spite, or he has more to gain in the long run by moving the market than selling a bit higher. My money is on the latter, but who knows?

At least it seems to be over now, for the most part. Crazy how one guy can have so much of an impact. It just makes you realize how long we have to go.
1735  Economy / Economics / Re: Does Central Bank really have impact on bitcoin? on: March 08, 2018, 09:25:40 AM
Central bank do not have control over crypto, thus it doesnt affect its price.

Not necessarily. Whales don't control Bitcoin and they can affect its price. That being said, there are plenty of things Central Banks can do to hurt Bitcoin if they wish. We've heard of banks closing exchange accounts and accounts associated with cryptocurrencies. Legality aside, if they were able to completely isolate crypto from the traditional banking system, we'd have a massive problem on our hands.

Words tend to affect crypto price too, so if they launch a serious enough tirade, they may be able to cause a small slide. Similarly, Good word such as future plans of integration could spark rallies. It's sad to admit, but Bitcoin isn't large enough to be free from central banks' influence.
1736  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How can i secure my blockchain wallets private keys on: March 08, 2018, 08:17:26 AM
By blockchain, do you mean blockchain.info?

I don't use it so I have no idea if you can even get a copy of the private keys associated with your account, but there's no point either way. The point of protecting your private key is to keep it only to yourself, and there's no way to do this with online wallets as the service itself has access to them. You can protect your private key perfectly well and still be hacked because you're essentially at the mercy of your service provider.

You should consider setting up a desktop wallet/hardware wallet as they are much safer, and they actually keep your private key private.
1737  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Once bitten, twice shy for MtGox victims? on: March 08, 2018, 08:07:07 AM
are the victims going to get their funds in fiat?

Probably? I haven't read the ruling, but it would make no sense for them to liquidate their coins if they're paying in Bitcoin.

I'd like to believe that not all victims exited the scene entirely; I don't have figures of course, but I'm sure more than a couple of them were storing their coins in other places and could have decided to keep them. It sucks for the people who went all-in though, as they may find the very prospect of crypto traumatic. If you're beating yourself up for selling early, imagine how they feel.
1738  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is crypto investors are dumb and Greedy?? on: March 08, 2018, 07:11:36 AM
So, uh, following recent developments and making decisions based off them is somehow greedy? I mean, sure you're dumb if you fall for fake news, but some things like the Binance shenanigans did happen, and therefore cannot be written off as mere FUD. I say mere because news tend to be overblown into legitimate FUD territory.

These might not even be panic sells. When bad news of enough magnitude breaks, you can pretty much expect Bitcoin price to drop. Some people could simply be taking advantage of the trends and expectations by selling high in anticipation of a drop, then buying the dip. If you're HODLing for the long term, these price movements shouldn't bother you.
1739  Economy / Economics / Re: Why price is volatile if amount of bitcoin doesn't decrease? on: March 08, 2018, 07:00:16 AM
For example with the last dip to 6k it is said that the whale was selling huge amounts of bitcoin, which made it go down. Alright, but if he sold it, doesn't it mean that someone else just hold it now?

Not necessarily. If they dump them at an exchange, exchanges will have a surplus of circulating Bitcoins, making the price drop. They're not considered to be "held" by anyone because they're constantly on the selling block.

This is where demand plays its part. There are lots of coins up for sale, and there's more people selling than buying, so the effective "amount" you're speaking of is actually increasing. You need to look at the amount of circulating coins rather than the total supply.
1740  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Can bitcoin get "corrupted"? on: March 08, 2018, 02:43:30 AM
There's no data that is immune to corruption, so it's possible in theory. What has to be noted, though, is that there are thousands more people out there with a working copy of the blockchain, with some being hosted on state of the art computers. Unless they all get corrupted simultaneously, you have nothing at all to worry about. That's the beauty of decentralization.
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