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1  Economy / Economics / Re: Zimbabwe resorts to gold coins as local currency tumbles on: Today at 08:01:57 AM
I bet the average person in Zimbabwe can't afford one of those shiny new gold coins. And even if they could, it doesn't solve the problem. The coin is too valuable to buy groceries, so you're stuck with inflation money for that.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Hacker claims to have stolen 1 B records of Chinese citizens, demands 10 BTC on: July 05, 2022, 05:48:19 PM
That makes 1 satoshi per person. Lol.

A supposedly hacker stated that he/ has stolen at least a billion of Chinese citizens record. The Shanghai National Police (SHGA) data was leaked with those information like: name, address, birthplace, national ID number, mobile number, all crime/case details.
How convenient for the police to keep records on every citizen in one system.
3  Economy / Marketplace / Re: [OFFER] Testnet bitcoins tBTC on: July 04, 2022, 09:08:24 PM
I guess it's time to restart testnet again. That would make it testnet version 4 already.

If you have testnet Bitcoin you don't need, you can do everyone a favour and send them to a faucet.
4  Economy / Services / Re: [FULL] Signature Campaign | Up to 0.0025 BTC/W on: July 04, 2022, 01:49:07 PM
I forgot to hide the old sheets of the table and made a newsletter using the data of the first week.
I'm not sure what the "newsletter" is, but you paid the amount from week 1 indeed. If you need a refund, let me know. If the campaign continues, it's probably better to reduce the amount next week (and avoid dust inputs).
5  Bitcoin / Mycelium / Re: Mycelium: how to verify address on hardware wallet? on: July 02, 2022, 10:19:39 PM
I try to stay away from that company.
You know that company Shapeshift actually owns Keepkey (I believe they purchased them in 2017), so they are probably monitoring all transactions made with your hardware wallet unless you are using your own node (if that is even possible) Cheesy
Let me rephrase that: I'll stay away from their software. Using the hardware wallet with Electrum means the nodes know nothing more than when I normally use Electrum.

It looks like I'll have to give up on a mobile wallet to link to the Keepkey for now.
6  Bitcoin / Mycelium / Re: Mycelium: how to verify address on hardware wallet? on: July 02, 2022, 05:12:57 PM
On the other hand, Mycelium kinda works the same also without HW - if I connect my Nano S once, next day I don't need it for balances and such, I will need it only when I want to sign tx. At least that's how I've been using it the very few times I've used Android wallet to spend.
That would probably work, but it defeats the purpose of using a hardware wallet. If I can't verify the address, malware could make me deposit funds to an address I don't own.

you can only try with Shapeshift app that is available for smartphones.
I try to stay away from that company.
7  Bitcoin / Mycelium / Re: Mycelium: how to verify address on hardware wallet? on: June 29, 2022, 09:18:01 PM
Have you tried connecting KeepKey with other software wallets like Electrum to see if there are any differences?
Yes, the Keepkey works as expected in Electrum on a desktop. But Electrum doesn't have the option to connect a hardware wallet on mobile.
8  Economy / Reputation / Re: [Investigation] Fighting The Account Mafia on: June 29, 2022, 07:00:10 PM
People tried this before, publishing private messages and lying for a sting operation isn't appreciated by everyone.

A red trusted Legendary who wants to cash in isn't really surprising. Nobody will trust the account anyway.
9  Economy / Services / Re: LoyceV's Avatar for Rent [first 🦊🦊🦊3 YEARS🦊🦊🦊 (170 weeks) rented out] on: June 29, 2022, 06:28:24 PM
Thanks again for your flawless timing!
Excuse of the week: my phone rang.
10  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: I am panicking on: June 29, 2022, 01:59:12 PM
Instead of a hammer, I'd use an angle grinder. But even then it's theoretically still possible to find back some bits. It just became a lot harder.

Even with full disk encryption, I still wouldn't send it for warranty.
11  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Securing Seed Phrase Using Magic Mug Under $15 on: June 29, 2022, 01:25:08 PM
With the right paint, you can make the mug by yourself! That's much more secure (until someone sees it) and could make a unique giveaway if you want to donate some Bitcoin to a friend.
12  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: I am panicking on: June 29, 2022, 01:19:46 PM
Returning your hard drive to the manufacturer (even after formatting the disk) under warranty with your seed-pharse is the last thing.
Usually, when a drive breaks, format isn't possible anymore. If it still works I'd overwrite it a few times.
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Collisions on private addresses? Balances? on: June 28, 2022, 09:40:00 PM
If I wrote a computer program that generates private btc addresses and then generated the public address, if that public address has a balance, and if I then imported that private address into a wallet, could I claim the money on that wallet?
Yes. And by all means: try it! Convince yourself how secure Bitcoin is, you'll never find a fixed address that was properly generated.
14  Bitcoin / Mycelium / Mycelium: how to verify address on hardware wallet? on: June 28, 2022, 09:36:20 PM
I've liked Mycelium for a long time, and have a Keepkey hardware wallet that I haven't really used. I've connected it to Mycelium on Android, and it gives a Bitcoin address I can deposit to. But: it doesn't have the option to verify the address on the hardware wallet, which means I have to trust Mycelium. The whole point of using a hardware wallet is so that I don't have to trust any software.

Did Mycelium forget to implement this feature?
15  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Considering doing OTC BTC/CASH side hustle? Input? on: June 28, 2022, 05:36:58 AM
In my minds eye it's like buy 100oz silver off my neighbor over spot.
Where I live, this would be okay. Just like selling your car to your neighbour. But if you make a habit, it starts looking like a business. I don't think there's a hard line in between.
16  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Considering doing OTC BTC/CASH side hustle? Input? on: June 27, 2022, 09:06:55 AM
I live on a lake near Tulsa and these towns have money around. I want to OTC trade cash/btc btc/cash only face to face. Distance would be a function of amount. I figure I can make a couple of contacts on the web if I need to replenish. Not doing anything shady just don't want the banks and exchanges in my business, kinda the point behind bitcoin.
Be careful there, you wouldn't be the first to be prosecuted for running an unlicensed money exchange service.
17  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: I am panicking on: June 26, 2022, 01:47:30 PM
Situation 1. My desktop has broken and I can no longer use it. Which part of the device I need to burn to destroy all information from it or keep for safety.
Anything that stores data. This is the reason I don't claim warranty on hard drives.

Situation 2. I am not going to use the laptop anymore, I have reset my windows to remove all files. Is it safe to sell it or give it away to someone to use?
Fill the drive with random data to overwrite your own data. Easy way: Linux shred.

Situation 1: The hardware device is not functional anymore. Should I panic and burn it to destroy the data completely?
Why not just keep it in a drawer? You never know when it comes in handy.

Situation 2: How safe it is to hand out a used and reset hardware wallet to someone else who does not know the seed I had for it?
It's probably riskier for them to accept it.

Formatting the entire drive means wiping out everything in it or still it is possible to recover data using proper data recovery tools?
Formatting is like replacing the index page in a book. The rest of the data is still there.
18  Bitcoin / Electrum / Re: Best way to move wallets (2FA) from old pc to new pc on: June 26, 2022, 12:23:40 PM
I would copy my .electrum directory (on Linux). That includes all settings and address labels.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Project For Faster Bitcoin Transfers on: June 26, 2022, 09:00:54 AM
Very simple - please do not make Bitcoin transfers. Bitcoins transfers will be faster, if users will not use Bitcoins. Network lags in this way will be resolved. Please use Bitcoin only in very rare cases - may be once a year.
You can solve traffic in a similar manner: please drive only once a year. Lol.
There's no point in being faster if that means you can't use it.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Most of us have lived a world of USD dominance, but history changes on: June 25, 2022, 09:52:11 PM
Naa, Bitcoin can never be a world currency. Due to one simple fact: It's backed by nothing.
What do you think the dollar is backed by?
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