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1  Economy / Exchanges / Re: EXCHANGE LIQUIDITY: According to CMC's new metric, there ain't much. on: November 18, 2019, 08:54:20 PM
The best metric I've seen for exchange volume is Coingecko's:

Assuming you have a pool of accurately reported exchange volumes (not every exchange fakes volume), you can get a fairly good estimate for a site's volume based off its web traffic. Exchanges that have much higher volume than their web traffic suggests are consequently adjusted.

So liquidity can be faked but web traffic can't be done so easily?
Everything can be faked, we have fake yt,fv,tw profiles with thousands of web followers, how much do you think it will pump 100k visitors?

Besides, similarweb si a piece of garbage of its own when you go and get stats country by country you will see hilarious rankings, just take a look at Japan or Saudi Arabia., this is because they can only get data from the sources who are willing to tell them (and which can obviously be fake) and from users who install their extensions or app, which again is 1002% biased.

Yeah, liquidity can be gamed, but it comes with a lot of problems, you can't put fake walls continuously and either take hits during dumps or annoy customers that their trade orders haven't been executed or were so at 10% difference. You can fake activity when bots play for a billion 1 cent trade, but what will you do with a fake wall when somebody really wants to dump...take the hit or execute the trade till zero?

Web traffic overall numbers can be faked, but there are a bunch of obvious signs that this is the case. For example, take a look at Cointiger's web traffic analytics:

72% of traffic is from paid referrals, resulting in an extremely high bounce rate of 85% and low engagement.

For legit exchanges like Binance, the numbers are much different:

Almost no referral traffic and much higher engagement numbers.

Not a perfect metric by any means, but it is one of the few that cannot be completely manipulated. It is unfortunate that sites like Similarweb are off for some countries, but it is better than nothing.
2  Economy / Exchanges / Re: EXCHANGE LIQUIDITY: According to CMC's new metric, there ain't much. on: November 18, 2019, 05:30:05 AM
I'm not a big fan of this metric. It isn't really any harder to fake liquidity than it is to fake volume. Sure, exchanges will have to figure out exactly what Coinmarketcap looks for in an order book, but this can be done. Just because there appears to be a buy order doesn't mean there is anything actually underlying it. If an exchange is willing to fake their volume, chances are they also will fake their orderbook.

The best metric I've seen for exchange volume is Coingecko's:

Assuming you have a pool of accurately reported exchange volumes (not every exchange fakes volume), you can get a fairly good estimate for a site's volume based off its web traffic. Exchanges that have much higher volume than their web traffic suggests are consequently adjusted.
3  Economy / Services / Re: okn1ce's Twitch Services | Subs & Follows | Earn money! on: July 18, 2019, 07:27:23 PM
So, what is the catch?

You buy a sub for $1, but each sub costs $5 for the account. How can you profit if you pay $5 to earn $1? And why wouldn't you just use these accounts for youself to earn $3.5 per sub instead of $1?

Presumably these subs are being made from stolen credit cards. I'm not too sure how hard it is to become an affiliate, but I would assume all of OP's Twitch accounts have been terminated for fraud, and the same is likely to happen to anyone who uses this service.
4  Other / Meta / Re: [Ban Appeal] bill gator on: May 21, 2019, 09:09:19 PM
bill gator is an account I bought on November 7th, 2015.
I think I'm having another aTriz nightmare.
Lol.  And I'm waiting for the troll posse to start with the "why isn't bill gator not tagged for buying his account?" posts.  As a preemptive answer, he apparently bought the account before account selling became a sin around here, and I'm definitely not going to give him a neg for it.  Nor am I going to remove him from my trust list for that or for the plagiarism, which he (the current owner) likely didn't do.

If the plagiarism in question really is the post from 2015, I do hope bill gator can successfully appeal this ban.  I think he's a good member here, even if others might not agree with some of his opinions or with my assessment of him.  I've had financial transactions with him where he's been trustworthy and personal conversations with him which have demonstrated his likeable personality.  Those are traits in short supply on bitcointalk, and I'd hate to see members like him get punished for something the previous owner of the account did.

Fucking slippery prick buying an account
That was 2015, dude.  The account buying problem was nowhere near as bad as it has since become, and account dealers didn't start getting tagged until 2016.  

The other problem is that he has gone so far out of his way to lie about it. He had every opportunity to come clean when I brought this up a few months ago.

Instead he came up with this crap:

Given the fact that Toy4lov3rs used the address a year before you did, it's pretty damning.

Toy4lov3rs is one of my clueless IRL friends. The only IRL friend I know of that has an account on the forum, in fact (unfortunately). It's a shame that I feel I have to explain this. They know nothing of Bitcoin, and next to nothing about the forum. I got them to read about a dozen stickies, on a newly created account, but I don't remember the username of that account and it's probably still a 0-post newbie. They very seldom log into their account and have no interest in the forum.

They were wanting to apply for a campaign and told me they were confused. After I explained to them that they would be denied for the quality of their posts, they proceeded to use the template I provided as an example for their actual application, which had my address on it. If memory serves, I had created that address specifically while walking them through how to create an address on Core to replace the address within the "template". You call this benign situation "damning", as if there is a valid accusation somewhere in there. When in reality all that is here is Address Mismanagement and Miscommunication while walking a friend through a process.

Rmcdermott927 and Toy4lov3rs even spoke extensively and had further interaction off the forum. I'd feel more comfortable asking them if I can elaborate on that before doing so; That shouldn't even be necessary.

Toy4lov3rs is not my account, but I did go to high school with the owner.

If I was you, I really wouldn't push the issue as to why someone wouldn't want you on DT, unless you have an extremely good reason for the facts outlined above.

I don't feel like people should be walking on egg-shells around here when they have done nothing wrong. I don't know how to make it clearer, but I do not have a care in the world about being on DT. Nor do I understand why you're making these emboldened statements. I appreciate the suggestion, but it seems you misunderstand my intention.

Didn't have the energy at the time to follow up on it, but yeah, I don't know how you can say this isn't super shady.
5  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Crypto Index Fund Looking for help! on: May 11, 2019, 11:37:12 PM
Love the idea of custom indices. I happen to know a bit about this question, since I developed an index myself:

I'd start by writing up some sort of methodology behind the index so people can see how it is calculated. For instance, it sounds like it is pure market cap weighted, but the ranking of coins below the chart is not (a few notable outliers are Binance Coin and Cosmos).

I'd also recommend adding some smoothing to the larger time intervals of the graph, since displaying each data point as is causes performance issues and can make it difficult to read, since each individual point is so large.

Happy to talk further, this is an area I've been working on for a while.

6  Economy / Securities / Cryptocurrency Market Index on: March 23, 2019, 06:52:02 AM
My years spent on this forum have been a big catalyst for my interest in crypto, so I am excited this is one of the first places I get to share this project.

Maha Digital Core Index is a market cap weighted index I've created that is designed to serve as a benchmark for investment return in crypto markets. While there are a bunch of price aggregators out there, I feel that there is still a gap in services that actually track the market as a whole. Total market cap really isn't a good measure for traders or investors, since that number includes tons of inflation from mining and new coins that have been created out of thin air. While there have been a few attempts at such an index, most are either based off of arbitrary weightings, include only a few coins, or provide limited (daily) data.

This project aims to solve all these problems. Currently, the index tracks the performance of 57 coins and is re-balanced every 5 minutes from live price data. This accounts for changes in price and circulating supply, meaning any mining activities, newly minted coins, or new additions to the index won't affect the index value. Essentially, the index shows you exactly what your return would be if you invested evenly across crypto markets based on each coin's total market capitalization.

While I only recently hooked it up to live data, it has 5 years of historical data based on the same objective market cap weighted investment methodology, so there is no selection bias in terms of historical return either.

I've put a lot of work into this project, and I would really appreciate any feedback to help improve it. As a little warning, I am not a web developer, nor do I have any coding background, so please go easy on me in terms of the presentation Smiley

I am posting this in the Securities section because I have seen a few people here ask about the possibility of a crypto "mutual fund". Ultimately, that is what we are building this index towards, and I would also like to gauge interest in a product like that.

More information is available on our website:
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] - 360 Degree Cryptocurrency Valuation and Ranking on: March 18, 2019, 05:57:53 PM
Is there a reason some coin prices randomly drop and then return to normal? This happens for multiple coins at once, and the same spike isn't seen in other price aggregators, so I'm wondering if there is some error in the math or something. Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

1 day chart for Bitcoin on Coingecko

1 day chart for Bitcoin on Coinmarketcap

1 day chart for Bitcoin on Cryptocompare

Either all other aggregators are missing this price change, which seems unlikely, or it is a mistake on your end.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] - 360 Degree Cryptocurrency Valuation and Ranking on: March 07, 2019, 05:34:52 AM
First off, thanks for providing such a great service for free. I'm not a coder, but your API has inspired me to work on a little project.

2 questions

Would it be possible to add circulating_supply to /simple/price? I'm not sure if it is just due to rounding errors, but market_cap divided by price doesn't accurately calculate this number.

When querying multiple id's using /coins/markets, how is gecko_asc (or desc) sorted. Is there a valid value for the order parameter that returns the list of id's in the same order every time, regardless of fluctuations in market cap/volume. It doesn't seem to me that any of the options work this way.

Once again, am I complete noob to coding, so I hope my questions make sense.
9  Economy / Reputation / Re: Can someone please provide a rational list of DT members to add to my trust list on: February 09, 2019, 05:05:13 AM

Iíve been using this list since the new changes. Works pretty well without being subscribed to DT.
10  Economy / Reputation / Re: VIP Member hacked? on: February 07, 2019, 06:37:25 AM
Hey. PM me, BTC_Bear.

11  Other / Meta / Re: 250 profiles merited (by me) in 1 hour and 2 minutes Ė Whatís got over me? on: February 03, 2019, 09:39:59 PM
This is probably the low point of my Bitcointalk career, canít even make the top 250  Embarrassed
12  Economy / Reputation / Re: VIP Member hacked? on: February 01, 2019, 08:02:54 PM
Not saying OP is or isn't the original owner, but I find it funny people keep asking to see a fat stack of coins.

The value in keeping your crypto holdings private on a profile linked to your identity is much higher than the value of proving that identity.

13  Other / Meta / Re: The clubroom - another radical idea from Jet Cash on: February 01, 2019, 07:14:28 PM
This is Bitcointalk, not Elitismtalk. Just use the ivory tower or serious discussion for this, both are pretty dead at the moment and serve this purpose.

On a side note, you're pretty much implying the current mods suck at their jobs by suggesting this.
14  Economy / Lending / Re: 0.007 loan by tomorrow 1/2/2019 evening utc on: February 01, 2019, 05:02:20 AM
Yo can you hook a brother up with some of these $25 plane tickets? Do they come with a seat?
15  Economy / Lending / Re: [Active] Offering Loans [No Collateral] on: January 31, 2019, 04:22:32 AM
Locking until funds of my own are available.

Just a note, you didn't actually lock the thread (as this post indicates).
16  Other / Meta / Re: Please could somebody start a forum for banned members. on: January 31, 2019, 04:21:31 AM
I think it would be more fun if spammers/plagiarizers were shadow-banned. This would allow them to continue posting as normal on their end, without being aware of the fact no other users can see their post.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [H] SKRILL/NETELLER [W] ETH on: January 31, 2019, 04:03:52 AM
From VINSIN's own Telegram messages:

Do not trade with this user.
18  Economy / Reputation / Re: hacked account , do not trade "Milkz" on: January 30, 2019, 04:52:20 PM
LOL, Hmmm, how do we know his last message was legit?  Don't yet see it here:

Once we get some more confirmation in this thread  will most def remove neg.  Just being careful.  Cheesy

You can see that manual ownership recovering was completed around an hour ago here:

19  Economy / Lending / Re: Regarding account as collateral! on: January 29, 2019, 08:26:21 PM
Also you cannot be sure if there is an actual trade of accounts going behind a loan deal but it is still a way. Block any chance of doing something that is frowned upon.

And also I agree to the shasan's point above.

Exactly. If I wanted to purchase an account, all I would need to do is have the seller create a "loan request
 for the price we agreed to pay beforehand, and have them offer the account as collateral. Just make the repayment date a month or two in the future and no one will remember besides the "lender", who conveniently forgets to leave any negative trust for the default.
20  Economy / Reputation / Re: unfairly not painted in green on: January 29, 2019, 08:00:38 PM
You are worried about a neutral, and not the red ones? Tongue

All your ratings appear to be Untrusted from my view... what's the big deal?

Fairly certain this post is just poking fun at all the people who post complaining about their red trust.
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