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1  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-04-02] Is it True that Anyone Owning Bitcoin, Also Own Links to Child Porn on: May 17, 2018, 10:37:00 AM
Hm, i dont agree here. Its a question of the legal definition of possession. In germany for example, you dont possess something that is located on a external server where you dont have access, even though you might have a physical link to it (as you are connected to the internet). Which makes a lot of sense. You still dont possess something that is on an external server where you would have access as its not protected. Which still makes a lot of sense, otherwise everyone would possess everything-that-is-not-access-protected. But: Lets say a psychopath burglar breaks into your home and plants encrypted childporn on your hard drive. Now in the scope of something else the police raids your flat, your computer is analysed and burglar used the password 123456, the cops can decrypt the file.

This is the edgiest case i can come up with, but i think this might get pretty close to "the burglar story is so absurd that we treat the findings as hard evidence of a law-break, and not indications".

And as the raw, unencrypted data DOES sit on the BTC chain on your local computer (of course only referring to the "i run a full node at home" case all the time), the argument "ok, maybe i _could_ extract the image-file out of the blockfiles, but i wont do, so leave me alone" is... complicated. Legal wise. At least in germany. Or from the other side: if a pedophile concats all binary-data of his pics into one file, he still possess them. Which makes sense.

So, bottom line: i dont think that the discussion is absurd or bullshit, nor does the "childporn is on the internet, so is everyone with internet access a criminal now?" argument make sense. Multiple problems come together here, the missing "internet law" on the one side and the "immutable chains" on the other hand. At the moment the problem might seem abstract/absurd, but picture a world with more mature dapp's etc, where the data in the chain is actually supposed to describe more than a currency.

For example i was reminded about this problem and search bitcointalk for it when i saw that http://swarm-gateways.net/bzz:/photoalbum.eth/ is down atm, and i wondered about the reasons, then remembered the childporn in BTC-chain thing.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Can a country actually ban BITCOIN on: January 13, 2018, 06:42:57 PM
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VPN, TOR, ETC. anything they can try to do can be bypassed by a semi competent person.
True, but that only helps the clients/users? What i mean: Exchanges are really helping to find acceptance for a coin, and running an exchange behind tor would be problematic, as the data throughput is really low..
Hm, on the other hand: isnt openbazzar doing something like that? Never really checked..

But as long as in some-country there is still an exchange, we should be fine. If we wouldnt have exchanges, i guess it would fallback to manual arranged p2p trading for converting fiat to crypto..that would suck (no offense dear localbitcoins.com fans)
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Best exchanges? What exchanges do you use? on: January 13, 2018, 06:35:16 PM
Bittrex works very well for me, ...but i also never had any special problems / support requests. KYC took 2 days last week (which is ok in my opinion, taking into account the apparently massive amount of new registrations in the last month..

Before i used Poloniex, and i had some bad experience there:
-  timeouts / downtimes / super slow trading engine. Sometimes you were not able to selll for an hour or two, while price was falling
- one time all my balance disappeared for 2 days
- regarding support ticket was never worked on.. but when the coins came back, i was so happy that i didnt really followed up, so maye they actually picked the ticket up later

BUT: all that was around a year ago, so the chances are really high that they fixed all that by now.

If you want to script: Can say that bittrex websocket api is ..a bit problematic: they change the api from time to time without adjusting the documentation, so most of the time you have to figure out what you need to change by following github discussions in the un-official ws api-client repo (which _is_ linked form the offical docs, so thats an up)..
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Gold (BTG) on: January 13, 2018, 05:52:51 PM
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your low posts counts do not add any credibility to your statement.
You may or may not know what you are talking about but low posts here usually mean puppets among other things.
I love this... so this translates to "if you are new to the board, please get out"? Doesnt sound very smart either...but thats just my low-posters opinion, so i guess its unimportant.

Maybe he was refering to the buttload of scams around BTG, the half-responsive devs on github, the open questions about the malicious binary file from btg on github, the fraudy official affilate partners promoted on their website, ...etc.

The current raise is interesting though. Ok, scams are kind of normal nowadays, but the amount of officials involved definitely was not helping to gain credibility. To me, their credibility is almost as low as a first posters cred on bitcointalk Wink

edit: its also somehow annoying that there is no dedicated web-wallet or lightweight wallet available atm, even though thats of course not the fault of the btg team. Redeeming the coins still is a hassle, probably not helping the coin to grow. But i guess its just a matter of time till that gets solved.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: Discussion: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 16, 2017, 08:52:17 AM
"The stop-limit issue has been resolved. We're in the process of crediting stuck/missing balances that resulted from the issue."

My coins are back. Lost ~25% meanwhile..meh. Still better than nothing. But this was really creepy.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: Discussion: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 14, 2017, 12:50:36 PM
In the trollbox an mod just said that they are having issues with ETC wallets, but working on it. Seems also to be related to the delay of deposit + withdrawls.
Maybe its not just ETC. Some people report they lost BTC, for me it was BURST.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 14, 2017, 12:42:43 PM
That is true Smiley My intention was not "i will open a thread at bitcointalk in order to solve the problem", but more "give all the victims from the trollbox at polo at better place to discuss about the issue" (because i'm not the only one).

Maybe i should change the topic to make this more clear, sorry for misleading here.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 14, 2017, 12:22:50 PM
Yes, i contacted the supported, but havent heard from the back yet (which is ok, i opened the ticket like ~20hours ago, still fine for me, can imagine they have a lot of tickets atm).

Before it happend, i _did_ had a stop-limit (but with limit 750 satoshi i think, not .. "0"), and stop actually should not have been triggered around that time, plus no trade showing up in my history. In other words: according to trading- and deposit/withdrawl-history, my balance is simply wrong.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 14, 2017, 11:35:09 AM
Hm, the "trading lags" are a different topic in my opinion, because
a) that order requests time out sounds like a legit side-effect of ddos
b) the fact that prices go down-like-hell when the trading engine comes back also sounds logical

..still, of course, this is ..horrible Cheesy But what makes me wonder much more is the "coins just disappeared" thing. Still could be a side-effect of ddos, like "we have a microservice architecture, and the balances are fetched from a different stack which is not operational atm. If fetch-balance requests time out, its shown os "0.00". Still, as this is really really scary, i would expect an statement about that. Like "balances might show wrong values, dont panic, cold wallets are safe"...something like that. But mods seem to simply ignore all questions about that, and that is...either "strange" or "close to 'stupid' behaviour".

As i had some btc on em-tee gox back then, this starts to feel like a deja-vue....really hoping it will have a happy ending this time..
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Discussion: Disappearing coins on poloniex on: May 14, 2017, 11:13:19 AM
Hi,

Yesterday Polo had a super big lag (think ~2-4pm CET), then trading start working again, all looked.."ok'ish", my coins were still there. But when i logged in again ~1 hour later, my BURST coins were just-gone. Nothing in the transaction history, nothing in withdrawl history. Which is good i think, at least it does not look like "my account was hacked". According to the trollbox, i'm not the only one affected, from what i got it looks like "a random bunch of users lost a random bunch of coins in different currencies", but it sounds like its always "all coins gone" or nothing.

Anyone else affected? Not that it helps in bringing the coins back, but as Polo-Mangement is super quite about this (only announcement was "we are under heavy DDOS atm" on twitter), i would like the have a feeling if its "just me + handful of people from the trollbox" or much-more users.
11  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin-Network-Visualization - bitcoins.to - Any ideas? on: January 10, 2014, 09:53:12 AM
Hi guys!

I'm currently working on http://www.bitcoins.to where i want to visualize some bitcoin-network traffic (basically the traffic that runs through my little node). Atm i've hooked the transaction-receive and accepted-to-mempool events, any ideas what else would make sense / look nice? ^^

Cheers!
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Yes, sorry, I'm new bie on: January 08, 2014, 03:01:44 PM
i'm newbie too Sad feel kind of discriminated here..with all the postings goin on...around me...not getting the right to even speak.. hey, do you guys think that this is ok with the genfer convention? ^^
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