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1  Other / Meta / Re: best replies should appear first in a thread. on: September 26, 2023, 04:18:45 PM
I have this habit of reading through many replies to a thread before I will respond. At the course of reading through few pages of a thread before replying, I discovered that;
  • The earliest replies get more attention and earn more merit
  • Some of the replies from pages 3 upwards are repetition of what others said in pages 1 and 2.
  • I also understood that some of the quality contributors sometimes arrive late and their replies get buried easily
I therefore propose that, if possible, the arrangement of replies to a thread should be based on the number of merits that reply earned in that very thread. This will tend to sort the quality replies to appear in the first page no matter what time it was made. Even if the reply appeared on page 7, just 1 merit to that reply will send it to page 1. This will also help researchers to meet the most relevant posts in the first page, without having to search through tones o replies.
This sounds good to me but it may not go well with some other persons, I decided to drop the suggestion here. Although, I don't know much about the SMF version of the forum, but with the way people complain about it, it seems it doesn't allow some certain things to be incorporated to the forum.
It's an interesting scientific forum research you did, though. What is the sample? How many topics have you looked at to come to these conclusions? I'm willing to bet not much.

You touched on a very interesting topic and it would be great to conduct a full-fledged study on this topic. For example, by automating the process, because manually, by a person, it will take forever.

But nuances arise. How to evaluate the usefulness of posts? Merit is not a 100% objective measure of usefulness. Especially in the hands of merit sources, who sometimes throw away merit in batches left and right, which casts doubt on the usefulness of certain posts.

The idea of ranking posts based on merit seems interesting (moving posts with merit to the front pages), but wouldn't that disrupt the natural flow of discussion on the forum and create confusion in the sequence of posts? That is, it will turn out that the answers to the questions will be in front (the first pages) of the questions themselves. In my opinion, this will create chaos with posts.
2  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: [100 dots] seed phrase backup on: September 26, 2023, 03:40:34 PM
Is it only me that find it extremely difficult to find a nice, clean, proper-sized cut piece of metal?
You're not alone. It's not something you find at the local Home Depot here. I could order aluminium online, in any size I want, but haven't tried it. Next best would be an old oven plate (impossible to clean) or the side of the washing machine. Both are bad for my marriage Tongue

What about local blacksmiths' or metalworkers' workshops or artisans? They typically have a stash of scrap metal in their stockpiles, which could be perfect for this project.
Aluminum is a good choice due to its ease of processing, but, of course, stainless steel is a much better solution in case of a disaster. Most aluminum plates would likely be completely destroyed in a typical house fire, although they're still a much better choice than paper, wood, or plastic by a long shot.

There is only one way out - to combine solutions for different conditions. That is, select the metal that will be most resistant to the conditions you expect. If you are afraid of a fire that could harm your plate, then it is better to choose a stainless steel type that has the best fire resistance. If there is no threat of ignition, then you can limit yourself to aluminum, but you should take into account the fact that aluminum is susceptible to alkalis, which dissolve the oxide (protective) film on the surface of the aluminum. For example, alkali may be present in the soil and therefore, it is a bad place to store an aluminum plate. Or you will have to think about a way to protect this metal with additional means (paint or other protective coating).

And even better - diversification: several plates from different types of metal. Paranoid people (who believe that the more backups there are, the higher the chances that one of them will be found by strangers.) can hide them all in one place.

If price is no object, then go for titanium.
Do you guys have any idea in regards to copper? I found some washers made of copper and I thought, why not give it a try? It is more easy to carve than stainless steel.
The density of copper is 2.5-3 units on the Mohs scale, and stainless steel is 4.5, and here you are right in saying that stainless steel is more difficult to process. But you weren’t going to do this manually, right? Now it is not a problem to find a power tool for these purposes that will allow you to easily interact even with titanium.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What is the feature of Bitcoin? on: September 26, 2023, 03:09:36 PM
Are you afraid to buy bitcoin? Thinking that its price may fall if you buy it now? Do not be afraid and do not sell if the price is decreasing because the price will later increase and you will make money from it.

Doubts gnaw at the minds of newcomers.This is fine. Fear arises when there is no confidence in the bitcoin future. In fact, only the unknown awaits us all, but the forecast for the bitcoin remains positive. The price of a bitcoin will definitely fall and rise, but if you hold it for at least one full cycle, it will undoubtedly bring good dividends. This has happened more than once and at the moment there are no prerequisites that this series will be interrupted.

Can Bitcoin touch $50,000 in 2025? I think that Bitcoin will go to $50,000 but not in 2025, maybe in 2026.
The least that I am expecting by 2025 is $100000 but I am guessing that bitcoin price could have gotten to $170000 before 2026.
A figure of $100.000 would look very significant, and I also assume that soon (within a few years) we will see this value. $100.000 will be the beginning of a new milestone in the history of the bitcoin and it will certainly attract new users and investors. Probably, the threshold of $100.000 will be overcome and at its peak the price of bitcoin will trade within $130k-150k. Or maybe even higher.
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Gambling game is not good and everyone should stay away from it on: September 25, 2023, 03:15:15 PM
Everyone stay away from gambling game then you all will be happy and happy Gambling game is very bad which will harm your family a lot and will also harm your life like my father gambling ruined my father's life and also my future is dark now I am now  I came back to this bitcoin to find light in my life in this darkness you all help me shine.
You voiced an extremely laconic message. Smiley There's no better way to say it.

Gambling primarily harms your pockets. Smiley

The search for a quick and easy way to get rich most often leads to a dead end of losses. The path to wealth is long and difficult. Most prefer the first, but only a few come to the second.

There are many better ways to spend your money than gambling. It's great that you're back to bitcoin, but even here one should not relax and let everything take its course.
5  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: BITCOIN AS GIFTS FOR TEENAGERS on: September 25, 2023, 02:20:55 PM
I stand in agreement with Lucius on this one. Even for adults, that's a difficult thing to convince, let alone when that person has a parent who needs conviction beforehand. I can imagine most of the parents hearing "bitcoin" and depicting this as the "bad darkweb money" or as a bubbled-stock.

Most parents behave protectively towards their children, and I have already written that the mainstream media mostly write and speak negatively about Bitcoin, although often without any basis, considering that Bitcoin has nothing to do with Bankman, Kwon or that scammer from Turkey and many others who are guilty of tens of billions of damages because they behaved like arrogant kids who thought that no one could do anything to them.
It's normal parental behavior to keep children safe. Especially from what these parents themselves don't understand and which for them is something like a bubble or a fraudulent scheme. Of course, they will try to “protect” their children from bitcoin.

Because of such people, Bitcoin gets a bad reputation, and I personally in my environment often hear very negative comments when people talk about this topic. Recently, a fraudster (or just an incompetent kid) disappeared in my country with around 70 million euros that he got from clients to invest in cryptocurrencies, and I don't even have to tell you what kind of media fuss was created about it. In its primetime news program, state television made a feature about it and showed the Bitcoin logo, that is, the logo of a domestic exchange, which has nothing to do with the specific case.
Tell me, when was the media objective? Never. But despite the deceitful way they present information, in the mass consciousness the media still remain a source of “true” information and have a very strong influence on the minds of their viewers. It seems that the media is deliberately demonizing the bitcoin, trying to alienate as many people as possible from it.

Listen to the media and do the opposite, this is how you can reformulate the famous expression.

I want to say that I am not at all surprised that in general less than 5% of people today own cryptocurrencies, and even less Bitcoin - the general perception of Bitcoin is mostly bad to very bad.
Here it’s not so much about the bitcoin, but also about the financial literacy of people in general, which is the basis for investing in general. Add the negative perception of the bitcoin in the public consciousness, the fear of learning and learning new things, not to mention the fact that this requires cash injections, which undoubtedly pushes people away from their passion for the bitcoin. Also, there is one more point - fraudulent schemes and ways to deceive people in order to get their money. Let's not lie, there are a lot of such types of activities, after encountering which, people will be afraid to get involved with something like the bitcoin.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: A matter of family conflict regarding Bitcoin. on: September 25, 2023, 02:01:43 PM
There are several options for resolving the dispute over investments in bitcoin:
- don't tell anyone about your BTC-investments until a certain point, even your wife or husband, in order to avoid influencing your investment strategy and the emergence of conflict situations due to the right moment of sale bitcoin.
- exchange your wife or husband for a person who will not interfere in your affairs with bitcoin, at least until you get rich and your beloved half wants to take half from you.Smiley

People will always blame anything but themselves for their problems. This time the accusation went to the bitcoin.
7  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: [List] Telegram in-app wallet on: September 24, 2023, 05:04:16 PM
With the help of the said wallets you can easily send TON crypto to other users within the telegram app.
Why would I want that?
Sounds very nice for telegram scammers.
Without a doubt. It is enough to register "without a SIM card and log in using blockchain-powered anonymous numbers" -
And then you won’t find a single scammer.

According to my findings, BTC, USDT and Ton are supported. Is that true?.
Where did you find information about BTC and USDT?

--> Remember: these wallets are custodial so keeping huge amount of fund is not recommended.
This is one of the worst wallets that are existing. People should totally avoid it.
Telegram has a huge customer base and I am sure that many will use this wallet. Do you think people will install a third party wallet when there is one already built into this app? Of course not. And those who are far from the topic of cryptocurrencies will definitely do this. They are simply not informed enough and will think that using "Telegram in-app wallet" is normal. But you and I know that this is not so.

The advice for not to hold high amount of coins on a wallet is about online versus offline wallets, that it is better to have low amount of coins on online wallet. For custodial wallets, they are not your keys, they are not recommended at all.
And how are you going to convey this information to telegram users? It seems to me that this battle is already lost.

For small amount of bitcoin on online wallets, you can use Electrum, Sparrow or Bluewallet.
For USDT, you can use Unstoppable wallet.

I will not also recommend it for their shit Ton.
Here on this forum, we all know about this, but millions of housewives who use telegram don't.Smiley

What else is interesting to me: how will SEC react to @wallet? I remember telegram had some problems with them.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How do you feel when you look at your first Bitcoin wallet? on: September 24, 2023, 04:08:51 PM
My journey into Bitcoin was entire due to the need to send payment across borders as there was FX and several other restrictions in my country. So, I joined Bitcoin just to use it for cross-border payment without knowing it could actually be a way of creating wealth in the future.
Well, it’s great that you have discovered another useful property of the bitcoin. Indeed, bitcoin is a unique instrument that performs completely different functions in the hands of different people. For a trader - one thing, for an investor another, and in your case - cross-border payments. What’s also surprising is that this is not the entire list of possibilities.

Just recently, I was tempted to check my first ever Bitcoin wallet to see what I have done in the past. I was so depressed seeing the volume of Bitcoin that have passed through my wallet without me saving a reasonable portion of it.
Nothing can be done about this. The leaved btc's can't be returned, but you can get new ones. By the way, what volume of bitcoins went through your wallet? I was just curious.

I have the feeling that many forum users too have similar experience; do kindly share just maybe I can feel a little better knowing that I'm not a lone.

In this case, accepting the fact that these bitcoin can't be returned will help you feel better. Get rid of past thoughts to open up new opportunities for yourself to receive new btc.
9  Other / Meta / Re: Request for sent merit edit button on: September 24, 2023, 06:32:19 AM
Definitely pained to have wasted all my smerits on a single post.

It's smerit, you would not benefit from hoarding it, and the fact that you had 22 of it, it means you've had it since at least last month, basically you're feeling bad for giving away something you're not keen on giving and you have no benefit from. So why?
I assume that OP wanted to distribute the credits more evenly between different users.

Next time you will be more careful and this incident is a lesson for everyone, not just you.

Personally, I am quite happy with the current merit submission system, and such “stair” in the form of an additional pop-up window with a warning will only irritate me. There is no need to unnecessarily clutter the forum, which I personally like for its simplicity.

It's a shame that you wasted your merits? Now you have a great incentive to accumulate new ones, which will have a positive effect on your rank. Take advantage of the new opportunity and don't be discouraged.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I learned something new from Bitcoin today on: September 24, 2023, 05:56:23 AM
I learned something new today. I started bitcoin trading with 100 $ I made 10$ from here and I lost 11$ gambling with 100$ now I don't call gambling bad because I don't understand and I don't have patience to play the game and past I easily from bitcoin made 10$ profit now which one should i choose you say i know a man need bitcoins in future but still a man can be addicted to gambling and to all of you i want to say none of you should be addicted to anything and not to gambling and you are more Trade Bitcoin and see your future shine.
Today you easily earned $10 by trading bitcoin, and tomorrow you will easily lose $100 by the same trading. Trading for me is practically no different from gambling - everything is tied to luck in the same way. Because both the gambler and the trader have practically no influence on the current situation, but are only trying to predict a possible event. A casino bet or buy order is a forecast for the expected turn of events.

Everyone knows about gambling addiction, but have people discussed addiction to trading? In my opinion, this illness also exists.

It would be better if you learned how to hold bitcoin than engage in the above nonsense.
11  Economy / Economics / Re: If the global economy collapses what's the first thing you do? on: September 23, 2023, 06:09:32 PM
Honestly if you have BTC congrats !!!
Congratulations on what? Are you sure that bitcoin will allow you to escape from global economy collapses? If this happens, it will definitely affect bitcoin too, but it’s not clear how. I think that the capabilities of btc are overrated and I am not sure that bitcoin will withstand the blow of the global economy collapses.

We are heading  into a major economic shift and I feel like when the tides are turning like this there should be a conscious effort to land on the right side of that shift!!! Am I right? What should bitcoiners be doing right now to prepare for a potential global economic hardship other than the obvious which is to hodl and accumulate as much as you can...
It's too late to do anything now if global economy collapses happens anytime soon. It was necessary to prepare for this event much earlier.

The question is what exactly to accumulate? If bitcoin collapses greatly during the crisis, then what is the use of saving it? I suppose diversification can't be avoided. You need to stock up on cash so that in the event of a collapse of btc, you can buy it on the cheap. In theory, in any crisis, any form of money and securities collapses, therefore, you need to stock up on material assets, such as canned meat and matches basic necessities.Smiley This will be in demand at all times, just like food. Maybe, in order to diversify, invest in food production? For example, in pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic, whose shares have risen in price very much.
12  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Trezor problem! on: September 23, 2023, 05:49:10 PM
I have changed the USB, ports and cables that can transfer data many times. The result is still the same, my Trezor screen is dead.
Are you sure the problem is with the display? And if not?

If the defect is in the display, can I try to replace it? Are there cases where the display fails on its own, without even using the device?

After reading about @lombok’s problem, I had a question: it turns out that periodically hardware wallet (namely trezor) need to be connected to a PC/laptop (power source), otherwise this could lead to the device failure? Could this be related to the memory of this device, which stops working due to a long lack of power? I've heard that something similar happens with USB flash drives. Otherwise, I don’t understand how the device failed. This case requires detailed analysis, as it may affect many trezor device users. OP, how about contacting trezor's support and describing your problem. It would be nice to know what they have to say about this. And also, if possible, provide the trezor HW for diagnostics from the service center or specialist. Of course, under your close supervision and only with complete trust in them.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How can third-world countries counter inflation using bitcoin? on: September 23, 2023, 05:00:56 PM
Bitcoin alongside other cryptocurrencies has aided the economic development of many countries. Bitcoin is typically used for online transaction and businesses in third world countries despite widespread poverty, this is because people can easily connect to the internet and participate in the crypto economy in many developing countries such as India and continent like Africa have high cryptocurrency adaptation rate. After purchasing bitcoin through platforms accessible to their countries, bitcoin holders in third world countries can trade Bitcoin for profits or hold onto their tokens as an investment. Inflation which is characterised by devaluation of currency alongside increasing price of goods and services, this has made people to turn to cryptocurrency like bitcoin an asset that maintain its value over time to hedge  against inflation.
I answer the question in the title: no way.

In the title you talk about countries, and in the post you write about the inhabitants of these countries. These are different things and bitcoin will have completely different effects in both cases.

Give examples of countries for which bitcoin contributed to economic development. It seems to me that you are mistaken in voicing this, because btc is not capable of changing the backward economies of third world countries and such examples do not exist at the moment. The problem with the economy of such countries must be eliminated in a different way, through a set of measures and actions, and not just by buying and selling bitcoin. BTC is not able to solve all the economic problems of both individuals and entire countries and is not a panacea for this.

But bitcoin can help solve the problem of inflation of individual people. There's certainly no arguing here.
14  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Experience for new and old gambler? on: September 23, 2023, 04:15:01 PM
Although gambling isn't considered a method of earning because it is dangerous and risky, there is always a serious difference in experience between old and new gambling players. An individual who has been gambling for a long time knows how to gamble and doesn't lose all his/her money in gambling as long as he/she doesn't reach the level of addiction because he/she has gained various experiences. However, it is possible to observe that individuals who are just starting out and don't have enough experience quickly lose money in gambling and spend all their money on gambling. Additionally, since these people are new gamblers they will have the potential to reach the level of addiction quickly.
For this reason, I think the biggest difference between old and new gamblers is experience. This experience has a significant impact on making all individuals, except gambling addicts, gamble happier. In addition, the probability of an experienced and non-addictive individual becoming addicted to gambling will be quite low.
I would say that gambling is not that it is not considered a method of making money, but rather, gambling is a method of losing money. For gamblers.

The only difference between old and new gamblers is who lost more money in the casino. Smiley I think you understand that whoever gambles longer loses more money.

And also, for an old gambler, gambling addiction is like a chronic disease - just as old and lasting for many years. For a newbie, it’s as if he’s caught this disease for the first time and is just starting to get sick. That is, their gaming addiction differs in the degree of neglect.

The experience of an old and a new gambler is the difference between the money they lost, first of all.

The casino always wins. Guess at whose expense.
15  Economy / Gambling / Re: Best Practices for Staying Safe When Gambling on: September 23, 2023, 03:56:33 PM
If you want to save your money, then avoid gambling and then you won't need the "Best Practices for Staying Safe When Gambling". This problem will disappear on its own. So does “Best Responsible Gambling measures”.

Curious, will my idea be added to the main list? Smiley

- Never trust any online casino. Each of them can fail at any moment.
16  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: USB port blocker on: September 22, 2023, 04:47:02 PM
BIOS settings can be reset by removing the CMOS battery, then plugging the PC. A better way is even replacing the BIOS chip with a spare from a similar Board. it only takes few minutes to execute. you just pray and believe you're not a target cos there are many ways to breach the assumed security.
Trick with removing the CMOS battery doesn't always work.
You are not proposing the simplest solution to replacing the BIOS chip. This process will probably take more than 5 minutes, because you will need to gain access to the board with the chip. For example, on laptops. Sometimes may need to go through nine circles of hell to get to the motherboard without damaging anything. Smiley Here you can add a solution with flashing the BIOS using a programmer, instead of replacing a BIOS chip of an identical model from the exact same motherboard (which still needs to be found).

In general, your message is correct - you should not rely entirely on a password-protected BIOS to block the USB. You can always find a solution to get around this (any) obstacle. It's just a matter of resources spent.
17  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Are blockchain explorer threat to the privacy ? on: September 22, 2023, 03:58:38 PM
Discussions on this topic have been going on for a long time and I would rather, as a precaution, try to avoid such blockchain explorer sites as much as possible.

It's a lot more of a privacy issue. If you frequently search a wallet address on a block explorer, they could make the assumption that the wallet is yours knowing that your searches are pretty much tied to your IP address(hence potentially your personal information with the help of your local ISP). There's a reason why you see some people recommend using Tor when using block explorers.
I like this version of why shouldn't use blockchain explorers.

Nowadays, when almost every site collects data about us, especially those related to cryptocurrencies, I am inclined to assume that blockchain explorers do something similar and they will not necessarily use this information to harm users. Those who gain access to this data can be dangerous, for example, by hacking or stealing data from sites like Therefore, I think that you should always take precautions when dealing with cryptocurrencies, leaving less traces of yourself that may remain on the blockchain explorers.
18  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: What are some good, trusty casinos that support crypto as payment? on: September 22, 2023, 03:35:28 PM
I will recommend you to check the active ANN threads of the casinos on this forum: You will see them with longer threads.

I can recommend you
This ANN threads are littered with third-party topics discussing gambling and it will be difficult for beginners to find proven and reliable casinos that accept payments in crypto. Although in that section there are ANN topics that have been posted on the forum for quite a long time and are famous, including holding various competitions and events, as well as signature campaigns. It is unlikely that there are scam casinos among them.

For example, here are some of them: 

But even here you need to be careful, avoiding casinos like 1XBIT.COM

I think there is no better topic with reviews of online casinos than topic 🤜 🤛 Honest crypto casino reviews ✅ Tested with real deposits ✅ on the forum. But the nuance is that there are not reviews on all casinos (not even all from the forum).
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What Do you think Satoshi Would Think About Today's Bitcoin? on: September 21, 2023, 03:52:55 PM
Serious question, where I get different reply from everyone.
I adore serious questions to which I immediately give equally serious answers.

Personally, I think his vision of Bitcoin is not what Bitcoin has come today.
I think only he himself can tell about his vision. Over time, this vision of his could seriously change. Maybe it would be better to ask him himself?

- It has became a centralized market, which is controlled by entities. A single cex or dex can manipulate the price in its favor, meaning dumping the price to aquire more btc in lower prices. (liq hunting) So it has become B2P instead of Satoshi's P2P vision.
What is the connection between "cex or dex can manipulate the price" and "Satoshi's P2P vision"? How does "cex or dex" prevent you from taking p2p? What prevents you from buying and selling anything for bitcoin, and not at the rate of dollar? And then, you immediately start not caring about price pumps and dumps. 1 BTC = ~26.500$ 1 BTC and then everything falls into place.

- Many of it's adapters today don't even use it as a currency or store of value, they use it as a speculative derivative. You can look at this by looking at spot and futures volumes. Adapters pre-2020 know more about Bitcoin's motive, fundementals and mission where after 2020 the market is filled with idiot perma-bulls.
Before criticize others, look at yourself. How do you use bitcoin? Start changing the world with yourself first, not with others.

- Bitcoin and Bitcoin's price are two different things. According to Satoshi's Vision BTC is meant to be a digital peer to peer currency; not a store of value which contradicts today's investors. BTC's scalebility issues caused people to shift the narrative to a store of value. However, hence BTC is created as limited money, I believe satoshi also believed one day the narrative would be shifted to a store of value case.
But did satoshi just forget to tell us about this? But I think that he himself didn’t really know what bitcoin would eventually become, how it would change and how exactly people would use it.

- To conclude, I believe Bitcoin is in the wrong place today from Satoshi's vision. I'm a satoshi visionaire btw, you could think otherwise and I will respect you. This is just my thoughts.

What are your thoughts?
There was already one, with his true Satoshi Vision Bitcoin. Remember this one? Maybe this is enough already?
20  Economy / Services / Re: [CFNP] BestChange Signature Campaign | Sr Member+ on: September 21, 2023, 03:27:38 PM
Wait, either I can’t count, or our BestChange campaign manager pulled out of vacation before the end of two weeks? We are glad to see you with us again. Even ahead of schedule.

Since @Little Mouse left the signature campaign, which means 1 slot remains open, will someone else be taken to the green team?

I wouldn't want to seem like a bore Smiley, it seems you forgot to fill out the google spreadsheet from the first page of this topic for the past week.
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