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121  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What to do with one full bitcoin? on: September 03, 2014, 12:37:02 AM
I wouldn't invest in any cryptostock or gambling sites. May be find a trust worthy exchange and do a bit of trading? Trading with 1 btc would get you anywhere though. So, the safe way is just to leave them in a paper wallet.  Undecided

Investing in trusted gambling sites can actually pay off. But only if you actually do invest in the bankroll. Gambling there is dangerous - like all gambling is. Sites like PrimeDice are legit and provably fair, though!

Very true, but with JD shut down and PD still not accepting investment, the only places left are DiceBitcoin, Dice.Ninja and PRC Dice...
122  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: how many bitcoins will there be ? on: September 03, 2014, 12:31:18 AM
there shall be 21 000 000 bitcoins it total but will be less due to lost passwords etc. and last bitcoin will be mined around 2140

around 1% is lost 4ever :ooooo
How do you know this?  Where did you get this number?  Do you have a reference?

Well, technically the bitcoins are not gone, its just that noone can spend them.

Anyway there was a post about it[1] by DeathAndTaxes not so long ago. Those estimates are nowhere near 1%

The estimate made by D&T (~2745 btc) is the number of bitcoin that can never be redeemed.

On the other hand, when we use the word "gone", we usually include the coin burnt for altcoin, coin lost due to losing the wallet file or long passphrase, etc. Some even consider satoshi's bitcoin "gone", believing that he will never come back to spend it.
123  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: why people scare to show their identity if they are doing legal on: September 03, 2014, 12:19:09 AM
Anyway, I know this has already been mentioned, but I'm sick of hearing about cases where some hacker made off with millions of credit card numbers because he got into the systems of a major retailer. That won't happen so much when you use Bitcoin.

I am not so sure. Major exchanges like bitstamp has collected lots of personal info such as your bank accounts, driver licenses, home addresses, etc. If bitstamp doesn't store it right with encryption and is hacked, all those info will be in the hands of hackers.
124  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How am I saving by sending via Bitcoin? on: September 03, 2014, 12:11:19 AM
Google uses the real-time price feed from Coinbase, while Preev uses the 24-hour trade volume weighted average price data from multiple markets.

So, the prices shown can/should be different.
125  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Which Bitcoin Exchange do you use and why ? on: September 02, 2014, 11:27:41 PM
Is ot possible for an exchange to just pump & dump coins ? Are not they just a platform ? Traders can do that I believe...

Theoretically, the exchange can "fake" some buy or sell orders to push the price up or down.
For example, there was a willy bot on mtgox and some people suggested it was the reason for bitcoin price to hit $1200.
126  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: On Pricing Etiquette on: September 02, 2014, 11:24:49 PM
What is the accepted etiquette for BTC pricing as far as deadlines go?

I dont think there is an universal rule yet.

There is no "standard" yet, but as a comparison, both Bitpay and Coinbase set the payment window as 10 minutes.
127  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is BitCoin faucets really worth the time? on: September 02, 2014, 11:16:01 PM

nope they arent
But primedice faucets is currently worthing I just take 500 satoshi and convert them in 50000 without any problem  Grin

And Stunna has been planning to lower the amount of faucet bitcoin on PD.

As Primedice3 opening days are coming to a close the faucet is soon going to be decreased a bit. It is currently giving out over 3 BTC a day which is a lot higher than we expected. This is mainly due to abuse.
128  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is BitCoin faucets really worth the time? on: September 02, 2014, 10:42:55 PM
No, faucets aren't worth the time in my opinion. People have already calculated how much you can make theoretically by using the faucets non stop for 8 hours or so, and come up with a measly couple of USD. Totally not worth the time. Way below minimum wage!

a couple of USD for 8 hours? I don't think you can get that much from faucets unless you have lots and lots of referrals.
129  Economy / Gambling / Re: Official BTC / LTC Sportsbook Thread Nickel Lines MLB Soccer NBA on: September 02, 2014, 10:31:47 PM
If there is no bonus applied they can forget any future opportunities with their users.

IMHO, after this incident of long delay without any announcement in advance, they have already lost the trust and confidence of probably most of their existing users.
130  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Any open Sig Campaigns for A "Member"? on: September 02, 2014, 08:14:50 PM
Are there any signature campaigns for newbies? Because,the continuous demand for signature campaigns from other higher top ranked members are persistent.

For newbies, they can join the signature campaign.

You can find almost all the campaigns in
131  Other / Meta / Re: Are you able to find out who has you in their trust list? on: September 02, 2014, 08:09:31 PM
It's just a curious question, that's all. In my opinion, it'd be helpful to know who has put you in their trust list.

AFAIK, you can check the trust list of a particular user on, but you can't do the other way round and find out whose trust lists a particular user is on.
132  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: which signature campaign pay high fees? on: September 02, 2014, 08:05:53 PM
Primedice offers a lot compared to other sites.

And you can't join it now unless you are a bitcointalk mod as all spots have been taken already except for the "staff" rank.
133  Other / Meta / Re: @theymos: How does this trust score work, then? on: September 02, 2014, 08:01:04 PM
I find it extremely strange that Luke's negative trust cancelled out 9 POSITIVE TRUSTS, some from people with a higher trust rating than him who are on level 1 of DefaultTrust, AND managed to bring the guy down to -5 trust points. Last time I checked negative reputations decrease trust by 0.5-4 points.;u=343899

I'm just trying to figure out how you can have a trust score like that and be -5 overall. It's really surprising to me. I'm aware the overall status of a person shouldn't affect how powerful their trust is, but this is ridiculous.

The formula for trust score can be found in

Currently, trust scores are calculated in this way:

scam_reports = total unique users who report scamming
reports = total positive ratings
btc = total BTC from positive ratings
unique_reports = total unique users who posted positive ratings
oldest = timestamp of the oldest positive trust rating
latest_scam = timestamp of the latest scam rating

scam_multiplier = 1
# recent scam = bigger negative score
if(current_time - latest_scam < 7 days)
    scam_multiplier += 1.5

# new member = bigger negative score
if(current_time - oldest < 60 days)
    scam_multiplier += 3

months = months since oldest
total = reports + btc/50    # 50 BTC = 1 report

# long-term con men
if(total > 0 && scam_reports > 4)
    scam_multiplier += (scam_reports / total) * 50

# Approximately limit the number of points each person can contribute each month
subtotal = min(2*unique_reports * months, total)
# Newer users have smaller point limits
limited_total = min(subtotal, 10*months) / 10

score = min((limited_total * months - scam_reports * scam_multiplier), 150)

This kind of sucks. Any suggestions on how to improve it? I'd prefer to avoid looping through all of a user's ratings because this is much slower than just using aggregates and single-row queries, but this server can probably handle it if necessary.
134  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: ★☆★ - The Modern Bitcoin Casino! ★☆★ [Free mBTC!][Get Yours Now!] on: September 02, 2014, 07:56:25 PM
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135  Economy / Gambling / Re: + provably fair + Leaderboards + Rainbot + INVEST + PLAY + CHAT on: September 02, 2014, 07:46:19 PM
A few people have been asking for this list. Be interested to hear if I should update this daily/weekly, post it here or make a page on site for it.

Weekly is okay to me as well, unless something big happens in the week (say, someone invests/divests 1000 btc) Smiley
136  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Best Bitcoin Dice Game on: September 02, 2014, 07:37:49 PM
If this vote is still active please consider adding Direct Dice. Thank you.

OP hasn't logged in back since last December.
I don't think the poll is still active and I don't think OP will come back to update it.
137  Economy / Gambling / Re: BitSolitaire - Bitcoin Solitaire for the win! on: September 02, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
Any minimum on withdrawal? Is the fee set at 0.0001 (standard tx fee)?  Huh
138  Economy / Gambling / Re: Blockchain-TXid-based revolutionary lottery,win up to 1000X money!! on: September 02, 2014, 07:24:47 PM
this is a new service already damned to die.

Well, OP can change the way it works slightly.
Instead of publishing the daily "key", he can publish the sha256(date, key, some random characters) daily.

For example, he can publish the hash "9b7c5a94b1841d1eb860bed4bb1692857b99a46c7d578c9441292dea4e833ea6" today, reveal the message "Sept 2, 0e53f, je%391" tomorrow and then send the payment out. Smiley
139  Economy / Gambling / Re: | BE THE BANK ! | 1% House Edge | 5500+ BTC BANKROLL | INSTANT! on: September 02, 2014, 07:19:04 PM
Seriously, PD3 down again, might try here.  But, why do so many trust this site?  Isn't it pretty new?  I have no idea how they got such a big bankroll.

I believe doog plays a vital role here lol.
Doog joined their sig campaign (left after a month), plays regularly there and invests some bitcoin in Dicebitcoin.
140  Economy / Gambling / Re: WIN88.ME - NEW - PAID AFFILIATE PROGRAM - INVEST - DICE | LOTTO on: September 02, 2014, 07:16:33 PM
Too bad I couldnt join win88 sig campaign.

You can join their new affiliate program if you want to, just that you won't get a fixed sig payment.
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