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1  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100 has run its course. This is the rebate thread. on: October 24, 2016, 11:31:58 PM
Hey Phinnaeus Gage,

Blast from the past! Smiley  I haven't been here on the forum in forever, and I've abandoned /r/bitcoin as well, so now I'm like a Bitcoiner without a home... an orphan lost at sea.

But that's okay, I get to see most of the good ones at conferences/events still. Hopefully you and I can perhaps meet some day.

Thank you for putting together the Bitcoin 100, and for winding it down in such a professional manner. You can send anything of mine to:  1HRLDNg1jZrHqeYQudiePjhTk68XHsuaYB

See you at the moon, my friend.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ShapeShift.io - Instant Coin Exchange - No Account Needed on: December 17, 2015, 07:21:53 PM
I use your service to convert my altcoins to bitcoins but I am not happy with your high exchange fees
There are no fees, only spread...

...or am I wrong?

You're correct, it is a matter of spread, not fees. Users get exactly the exchange rate shown on the site. To get better rates, you should always put in a "Specific Amount".  Since many of these coin markets are thin/illiquid, there is friction in converting between them, and some people incorrectly believe it is a ShapeShift "fee."  We've struggled with how to communicate this effectively to users.
3  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Python script to autotrade between wallets and shapeshift on: November 30, 2015, 03:49:34 PM
Awesome!  If we can help in any way, please let us know. You can reach me directly at erik at shapeshift dot io
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ShapeShift.io - Instant Coin Exchange - No Account Needed on: November 24, 2015, 12:59:53 AM
Hi, i think shapeshift have a problem handling txid with more than one transaction, it is a problem to people who uses web wallets or faucets doing batch payment
example= if two people send money shapeshift using the same txid  only one exchange will be done

, there are some official statement about it or some way to fix it?


thanks


Correct - TXs only work when one output per tx is a ShapeShift order. If two or more outputs are two different ShapeShift orders, it will not work. We may change this in the future but for now that's how it operates.
5  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds UPDATE Feb 9, 2013 on: January 14, 2015, 12:14:16 AM
The website was live and operational - how do you think that happened without "conducting business?"

I recall using FeedZeBirds to create a campaign and fund it. There were technical difficulties and the ads were never tweeted or even displayed on the site. I contacted support multiple times for either a refund or a new campaign. My emails remain unanswered. Is that what you meant by "live and operational?"

I'm sorry you had that experience, it must have been after the site went down. I am probably to blame for that. It was working quite well for a number of months, and there were hundreds of tweets sent (each unique tweet being a customer), with thousands of retweets and hundreds of thousands of people reached by the ads: https://twitter.com/FeedZeBirds

By the way... if anyone would like to rebuild the service (using the name or not), I'd be happy to see it live again. I think with a team that executes better than we did, it could be a success.
6  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds UPDATE Feb 9, 2013 on: January 13, 2015, 11:38:11 PM
First, investors don't get "paid back" when a business fails. I didn't take on debt from the investors with an interest rate and repayment terms.  

Yet, we have NO records that this business actually conducted business (no bills, receipts, invoices, etc.).


The website was live and operational - how do you think that happened without "conducting business?"
7  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds UPDATE Feb 9, 2013 on: January 13, 2015, 10:23:02 PM
It is always the exact same story with EV, blame everyone but himself. I cringe every time he presents himself as a figurehead for bitcoin considering his trademark lack of character and selfishness.

Even in his little 'sorry you're screwed' message, he slips in that he accepted BTC and is sorry he can't payback the USD. BTC should payback bitcoin, you psychopath.


Calm down kingcrimson. I'm absolutely to blame for the failure of FZB, and for the poor communication after it fell apart.

Now, "BTC should payback bitcoin," you say. First, investors don't get "paid back" when a business fails. I didn't take on debt from the investors with an interest rate and repayment terms. I took on investment in return for shares of equity. Second, it's absurd to say "BTC should payback bitcoin" unless there is some specific clause in an agreement specifying such.  When you invest or contribute property to something, there is a value of that transaction, called consideration. It would be same if you used dollars or gold or wheat. This concept is not new, and whenever business deals are done, the value of the consideration provided is how restitution or damages are calculated.

You will not find a single example in business case law where a debtor (and this wasn't even a debt situation, as described above) was required to pay back "in kind" instead of based on the value of the consideration, unless an explicit clause in some agreement stipulated that was to be done.

And something tells me that if the bitcoin price had fallen, and Bitcoin was $0.01 each now, that if I paid back the bitcoins to the investors, you would be here railing on me for not paying back the "real value", the USD value, of the investment.

8  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds on: January 13, 2015, 10:09:00 PM
"Flying private planes with convicted money-launderers".... wow.  Reality: friend has a prop plane, offered to fly Charlie and me to San Francisco from Phoenix after a payment conference. I chose to take that free transportation instead of paying $400 for a commercial ticket.  

I'm sorry I can't provide receipts for the spending of $15,000 raised... it didn't get very far. A couple months dev work, six months of web hosting, and a few grand on advertising. It got spent, the business wasn't earning significant revenue, we closed it down. And then the SEC took $15,000 more from me.  So investors are out $15k net, I'm out $15k net, and SEC is up $15k net. Again, I'd be happy to work with the SEC to transfer the $15k they got back to those who should get it - the shareholders.  That option was not permitted.

No receipts for the web hosting? Not even emails? A few grand on advertising? Where exactly did you advertise?

I understand you're frustrated with the SEC. I've dealt with them too. But the fact that you WERE fined $15k for this, even though you've retained one of the most prominent attorneys in the space, leads me to believe that you aren't disclosing everything.


It was very foolish of me not to keep receipts/emails of that stuff for obvious reasons. Those complaints against me are legitimate and I don't have a good excuse for it.  

Advertising was done on OperationFabulous, A-Ads, and I think CoinURL. A few grand will get you a month of heavy advertising in those channels... it's really not much.

When you say "you WERE fined $15k for this," it's important to define what "this" is. I was fined for failure to register the securities with the SEC. It was not a fine for fraud of any kind, nor were there accusations of fraud from the SEC. I didn't get permission from them to do what I did, and so they took money from me and made life hell for a while.
9  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds on: January 13, 2015, 07:53:51 PM

I'm not sure what I can do at this point to satisfy any of the understandable bad blood that has happened regarding FeedZeBirds. The list of shareholders I received a while back was incomplete to a fault, only covering about 1/4th of the shares sold. A number of people who contacted me claiming to be shareholders were not even shown on the list. I have no idea why it was so messed up or how GLBSE didn't have proper records. There is thus no way to figure out who actually was a shareholder. If someone has a verifiable list, please send to me.

There is no good news here. I am sorry that FZB failed, both as a business and an asset. I wish that the SEC would give the $15,000 they took from me back to the shareholders of FZB, but they, like myself, can't figure out who they are, and the SEC wouldn't do that even if they could (you know, because they care about shareholders).  I am also very sorry for my inability to even provide updates on this topic over the past couple years. Everyone has been in the dark, the whole situation sucks, and the only party who benefited from any of this is the SEC.

I have a few lessons I would love to share with the community regarding crypto-equities after my experience with SatoshiDICE and FZB, but again, because of threats from the SEC, I can't.

Keep innovating and building. I'm sorry I let you guys down on this one.


Perhaps you can show shareholders some receipts or a blockchain trail concerning the FeedZeBirds project......flying private planes with convicted money-launderers looks very suspect when you claim that all the funds went to "build,run, and market" the site. Especially when the photo was taken just days after the GLBSE went offline.


"Flying private planes with convicted money-launderers".... wow.  Reality: friend has a prop plane, offered to fly Charlie and me to San Francisco from Phoenix after a payment conference. I chose to take that free transportation instead of paying $400 for a commercial ticket. 

I'm sorry I can't provide receipts for the spending of $15,000 raised... it didn't get very far. A couple months dev work, six months of web hosting, and a few grand on advertising. It got spent, the business wasn't earning significant revenue, we closed it down. And then the SEC took $15,000 more from me.  So investors are out $15k net, I'm out $15k net, and SEC is up $15k net. Again, I'd be happy to work with the SEC to transfer the $15k they got back to those who should get it - the shareholders.  That option was not permitted.







10  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds on: January 13, 2015, 06:49:50 PM
Hello thread - wanted to post this here and address a few things. Recently mentioned by someone on Reddit:

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Hey Erik, before you pump out another one of these 2,600 word diatribes calling out someone for accusing bitcoin of being a scam, why don't you stop by your thread on bitcointalk and address your former FeedZeBirds shareholders, where you raised 2,452 BTC (illegally), did essentially nothing, promised a (partial) refund, and then disappeared:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=82866.msg1741669#msg1741669
While it's great that someone wants to stand up and defend bitcoin from these kind of attacks, when the person doing the defending himself is accused of scamming it just makes you and the rest of us look dumb.

A fair criticism I suppose, my response:

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[]evoorhees The money raised for FeedZeBirds totaled about $15,000 (and yes, it was converted to USD back then because there were costs to build, run, and market the site). The business failed, and GLBSE fell apart, so there was no way to know who the shareholders were. SEC commandeered $15,000 from me... I would've preferred to give that $15k back to the shareholders of FZB (if they could be found, which they can't), but the SEC didn't give me that option, and while I was struggling with the SEC I was advised not to discuss anything publicly, thus the lack of updates, which I apologize for. If anyone would like to start a campaign to get the money back from the SEC, I'd love to signup. Edit: feel free to read the SEC settlement as well: http://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2014/33-9592.pdf

I'm not sure what I can do at this point to satisfy any of the understandable bad blood that has happened regarding FeedZeBirds. The list of shareholders I received a while back was incomplete to a fault, only covering about 1/4th of the shares sold. A number of people who contacted me claiming to be shareholders were not even shown on the list. I have no idea why it was so messed up or how GLBSE didn't have proper records. There is thus no way to figure out who actually was a shareholder. If someone has a verifiable list, please send to me.

There is no good news here. I am sorry that FZB failed, both as a business and an asset. I wish that the SEC would give the $15,000 they took from me back to the shareholders of FZB, but they, like myself, can't figure out who they are, and the SEC wouldn't do that even if they could (you know, because they care about shareholders).  I am also very sorry for my inability to even provide updates on this topic over the past couple years. Everyone has been in the dark, the whole situation sucks, and the only party who benefited from any of this is the SEC.

I have a few lessons I would love to share with the community regarding crypto-equities after my experience with SatoshiDICE and FZB, but again, because of threats from the SEC, I can't.

Keep innovating and building. I'm sorry I let you guys down on this one.


11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why Services Like Coinapult Are A Threat To Your Privacy on: October 21, 2014, 12:23:20 AM
And where do you think all that cocaine is heading?
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Coinbase marketing private data on: October 20, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
My posts are 100% about security problems with Coinapult.  


THANKS!  Erik what do you say to this?   Internet hearsay?


Looks like your posts aren't 100% about security problems with Coinapult.

And I already answered the question. I did not renounce US citizenship, and can confirm the US Federal Government is still stealing my property and using it to kill and imprison peaceful people.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Coinbase marketing private data on: October 20, 2014, 09:22:47 PM
well Circle is a US company and your information is protected by US Federal law(true for any Credit Card processor).  Not so for Panama-based Coinbase.

WTF are you talking about? The FBI and NSA are actively storing all emails and transactions despite any 4th amendment protections you may assume you have. I don't trust any government with this data, but would much rather have it stored in some Panamanian data center for a few days rather than in Utah for 100 years.


you would rather have your personal id information including Bitcoin activity in some private database in panama that can be freely marketed to ANY PARTY?

can you please explain the logic here?

bluemeanie1 - We've had some fun on Twitter, but now you are just being obnoxious.

Point 1) You're full of misinformation. I haven't worked at Coinapult since January of this year, and I never renounced US citizenship.

Point 2) Coinapult is providing the service as advertised. Coinapult needs an email address to send Bitcoin to an email address (scandalous, I know). If a user is uncomfortable revealing an email address, then she is very welcome not to use this tool. Coinapult also has a website, and if a user doesn't want her IP address logged in the web browser, she is welcome to not use the website also. If you, in your productive brilliance, have a way to send Bitcoin to an email address without collecting the email address, then go start a company and compete with Coinapult. But I think you won't do that, you'll just spew FUD anonymously on an online forum.

Point 3) Every company in the world has valuable information about it's users. The fact that Coinapult could become evil and sell user data is not unique - you could make that claim about any company (but you wont... evidence that your crusade is not borne of a legitimate concern for the security of users so much as it is a personal vendetta against me).

Coinapult requests significantly less private information than other Bitcoin companies, and would never jeopardize a reputation earned over years of hard work just to make a quick buck selling information.

You are trying to vilify me (not sure why) and then spread FUD about Coinapult because I have a connection to that company. Half a dozen Bitcoin companies enable transactions to email, yet you single out Coinapult under the pretense that Panama doesn't have government-mandated consumer protection rules? Guess what, quite a few Bitcoiners prefer the security and promises of private individuals and organizations instead of the security and promises of governments.

Go build something.





14  Economy / Securities / Re: FeedZeBirds UPDATE Feb 9, 2013 on: November 29, 2013, 11:30:34 PM
I have not forgotten about FZB.  A new site has been built (it is already working). I was not thrilled with the aesthetic design, however, so I am searching for a front-end designer to make it prettier. I also need to find someone to run the site. Regarding shares and ownership, I am in talks with a certain platform to explore listing (new shares wouldn't be sold, but anyone who had shares originally would then have a liquid market to cash out if they wished, etc.)

I am sorry that the project has been in the dark so long. I don't have good excuses or reasons for this other than that I'm overstretched, so again, I apologies for the delays - it is not fair to the original buyers and this is my responsibility to resolve. And resolve it I will.  If any of you know of good candidates for either front-end design work or for actual operations and marketing once it launches, please PM me (or ping me on skype: evoorhees)

Thank you

 
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Omega Scholarship on: November 29, 2013, 03:20:01 PM
I'd like to contribute. Please mark me down for 1 BTC for now.
16  Economy / Gambling / Re: SatoshiDICE Tribute - Fast and Fierce Social Dice Gaming on: October 31, 2013, 04:16:12 PM
Congrats on the launch guys  Smiley
17  Economy / Speculation / Re: Is anyone worried how fast BTC is climbing in price? on: October 21, 2013, 10:35:26 PM

But long term this rally is unsupported by anything "real".   I'd love for this rally to be occurring on the heels of the announcement of new bitcoin technologies or some larger retailers or Paypal implementation, etc.

http://www.coindesk.com/chinese-internet-giant-baidu-starts-accepting-bitcoin/
18  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Good news regarding Bitcoin and VAT in Sweden on: October 21, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
Great work Smiley
19  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: How to build a Hive app (introducing the Hive app API) on: October 18, 2013, 02:19:12 PM
Great job mate!
20  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: [Montreal] Bitcoin Embassy's second official meetup. September 21st 2013 on: September 23, 2013, 05:06:48 PM
Awesome! Kinda wish I lived in Montreal! Smiley
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