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1041  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BTCbase: The fastest growing database of merchants who accept bitcoin. on: April 26, 2013, 10:41:07 AM
BTCbase has dedicated members who continually add to the database and encourage others to add as well.
Something bitcoin needs right now is strength and stability in the actual marketplace.
[...]
So come on by and contribute to the database of merchants who support this grand experiment of freedom known as crypto-currency.

There's a bunch of merchants that started accepting bitcoins prior to when BTCBase existed.  A list including some of them is here:

 - https://twitter.com/clubalpaca/bitcoinmerchants/members
 - https://twitter.com/ClubAlpaca/acceptsbitcoindonations/members
1042  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Transaction sent 12 hours ago still nothing on blockchain.info? on: April 26, 2013, 08:08:55 AM
Wallet is out of sync and DL'n blocks...
where would it go?
where could it be?

The client will not broadcast a transaction until it syncs.
1043  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Hack at 6:22pm EST on: April 25, 2013, 10:59:37 PM
Just finished dinner and checked to find one of my hot accounts

Hot account?

What client are you using?  Or are you using a hosted (shared) E-Wallet (e.g., Paytunia, Mt. Gox,, etc.), or perhaps a hybrid E-Wallet (Blockchain.info/wallet) ?
1044  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How to get a trusted account in Bicoin.it Wiki? on: April 25, 2013, 10:28:01 PM
I'm looking to update one of the pages at the Bitcoin.it wiki, but realized I can't edit it without a "trusted" account.  How do I get this?

After you've created an account on the wiki and logged in, visit:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Special:BitcoinPayment

It will give you a bitcoin address to send 0.01 BTC to.  Once that payment has been received, you'll be able to edit the wiki.
1045  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-04-25 Business Insider-Bitcoin Dealers Are Running Into Problems In Canada on: April 25, 2013, 10:00:01 PM

Slight correctiion to that "$15M/day" statistic.  From the comments:

Quote
It's 15m$ total, average of 100k$ daily and all time high volume of 400k$ 2 weeks ago.


I'll give a +1 on this:

Vote with your feet: Close any accounts/asset holdings with RBC and TD - and most importantly - tell them why!
1046  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Article on BBC Radio 4 Thursday 25th April 8pm GMT (Tonight) on: April 25, 2013, 11:21:26 AM

How long after it is aired do they make it so that you can replay it?
1047  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Private key Generation and how public key derived from Private Key on: April 25, 2013, 10:04:58 AM
1 - How is the private key generated?

Is really a random number of the ECDSA secp256k1 o it has an specific protocol and is not exactly a random number?

"In Bitcoin, a private key is a single unsigned 256 bit integer (32 bytes)."
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/ECDSA

Each client can create it differently. 

With Brain wallets a private key is sha256(passphrase).


   2 - How is the public key derived from private key?

Related:
 - http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/1715/153
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Secp256k1
1048  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Quickest Way to get Dwolla into MTGox? on: April 25, 2013, 06:42:58 AM
Camp BX also takes Dwolla.  They don't require verification to deposit funds, if I remember correctly.

1049  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Problems with en.bitcoin.it ? on: April 25, 2013, 05:51:43 AM
Any thoughts or comments would be helpful.

The wiki is hosted by Kalyhost (i.e,. by MagicalTux, same operator of Mt. Gox).

It appears perhaps that it is getting had been put on Cloudflare [Edit: For some time already, apparently]:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

Further details will probably be discussed here:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=160876.msg1935747#msg1935747
1050  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best way to protect wallet? on: April 25, 2013, 01:47:29 AM
ok this is what I was wondering, whats the easiest way to make an offline wallet? I just read a how to using bitcoin qt to make it. Are there easier ways?

The answer to that depends on a number of factors.   Obviously, a person wanting to protect 10 or 50 BTC in an offline wallet has different requirements than a business protecting thousands.

Armory is so useful because it not only lets you prepare and use the wallet from an offlien machine, but it lets you create a spend transaction that you transport over to a connected machine and that is safe to spend.

Another method is to use a paper wallet from an offline computer using the .html from BitAddress:
 - http://www.BitAddres.org

The problem with that is when you want to spend you are generally importing the private key into a machine that is connected to the network, in order to spend the funds.  So that is a method that is somewhat less secure than the Armory method.  So maybe one solution is to create many smaller wallets se.g., 2 or 4 BTC each, so that the risk when redeeming is limited to just the one paper wallet being redeemed.
1051  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Android phone (for authenticator) on: April 25, 2013, 01:41:02 AM
Or do these need to be reinstalled on the new phone?

Reinstalled.   Which means going to each site then disabling OTP (which requires the OTP from the old device) and enabling 2FA using the new device.

Some people store the secret for each OTP service in something like LastPass or in a document protected with GPG encyryption, for instance.  That way if the device is lost or reset to factory (e.g. before it gets sold) a new device can be prepped without having to go into each site to disable then re-enable the OTP.
1052  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Bitcoin - the bible - end times on: April 25, 2013, 01:13:25 AM
itr has been prophesied and anticpated by secularist that there will be a one world governemnt along with 1 currency.

A decentralized digital currency (or currencies) like Bitcoin would be the opposite of that then. 
1053  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Is it possible that bitadress.org creates a Priv Key that dont match Public Key? on: April 25, 2013, 01:07:20 AM
As I said, is it possible that bitaddress.org creates private keys that dont match the public keys it generates?
It would be quite horrible if you sent a large amount of Bitcoins to an address with a faulty private key! I wonder if it is possible and/or has happened in the past that bitaddress.org, the program I am using for it has such a defect.

There was a bug with v2.1's vanity address code.  It was discovered fairly quickly and I'm not aware of anyone having lost any funds from it:

The fix is now live as part of v2.2:
https://www.bitaddress.org/bitaddress.org-v2.2-SHA1-d414530eea984e9ebdd40dc27af9078cd73dc3b3.html
 - critical bug fix to Vanity Wallet multiplication of a public key with a private key.
   Bug was due to incorrect construction of BigInteger object. Which results in the incorrect
   Bitcoin Address being displayed. Therefore, v2.1 has been taken offline.

Nobody has ever reported a paper wallet with the claim that the Bitcoin address didn't correspond to the private key.

You can check using BrainWallet:
 - http://brainwallet.org  <--- Click "Private Key" then paste.  Can be used Offline as well.
1054  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: My MTGOX account was hacked! on: April 25, 2013, 12:07:24 AM
I just got an email saying I made a withdrawal. I go log in and all $250 of my USD is gone!

Incidentally, they do have a method that is secure against this ... Yubikey, and Google Authenticator.

Happens a lot:

MtGox account got cleared out
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=85533.0

All BTC disappeared from my Mt. Gox account
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88368.0

Another:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80562.msg941759#msg941759

And another: My mtgox account got compromised, what can I do?
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84585.0

Yet more: MT.Gox account hacked - lost 2k USD - MT.GOX will not explain how.
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=89142.0

And more again: Bitcoins stolen from MtGox
 - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/x8lcv/bitcoins_stolen_from_mtgox

And yet more: Stolen from Mt.Gox coins. Help return the coins.
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119816.0

Or more here: Email from Mt.Gox this morning.
 - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/z0na5/email_from_mtgox_this_morning

And even more here: I just had $715 stolen out of my Mt. Gox account.
 - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/12j9gi/i_just_had_715_stolen_out_of_my_mt_gox_account

And the biggie: Bitcoinica MtGox account compromised
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=93074.0

With more here: Unauthorized Account Activity on my Mt.Gox Account - Account Compromised/Hacked?
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94140.0

And even more: *MY* Mt Gox Account was Hacked - lost it all today... now what!?
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137795.0

Ditto: My MtGox account was just exploited - 3 BTC stolen
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141816.0

Ditto on the ditto: Just lost 190 bitcoins through Mt. Gox
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141831.0

And other ones get added to the list: Unauthorized withdrawal on Mt. Gox
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=147070.0

And then here: How I got robbed of 34 btc on Mt.Gox today
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173227.0

And now this: My MTGOX account was hacked!
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186422.0

And another recent one: My funds and BTC have just disappeared from my Gox account!
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=174556

And on other services as well. Here same thing happened to some GLBSE users:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84893.0

And elsewhere, BitMarket.eu in this instance:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5441.msg1259168#msg1259168

And on bitcoin.de as well: Bitcoins stolen from bitcoin.de.
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130264.0


In none of these was the person using multi-factor authentication. Mt. Gox has had Yubikey support for a while. Mt. Gox accounts now support Google Authenticator:
 - https://mtgox.com/press_release_20120605.html

If the exchange you are storing funds with doesn't provide OTP, consider using a different exchange:
 - http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/4113/which-two-factor-authentication-methods-are-available-at-which-exchanges

If you are storing funds in an EWallet, consider using a paper wallet.

Also, here is a fantastic guide: How to use 2-factor auth on mtgox, even without a smartphone (from a second device, of course, not from the same computer you log in on).
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=111943.0
1055  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is MLM ideal for bitcoin? on: April 24, 2013, 11:57:58 PM
I've thought about starting a wiki of how to run MLM style Bitcoin parties at home. If you have all the educational materials you need, it would be easy to sell them. There are already cash for gold parties like this.

What is being sold that would be an incentive to offer a party?  There's no residual income.
1056  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is MLM ideal for bitcoin? on: April 24, 2013, 11:54:31 PM
A free membership provides shoppers with exclusive benefits from online shopping, gift card purchases,

From another thread:

Comments please good or bad idea?

I've done this transaction (sold bitcoins, withdrew Dwolla and used the funds to buy a gift card through Lyoness.us), and it worked fantastically.

The shipping and handling (S&H) for the card(s) is a $5 per order unless purchasing $300 or more of gift cards in which case the S&H is waived.

The order is sent FedEx.

So this is a 1:1 cash-out method.  You send $300 Dwolla USD you get $300 worth of gift cards in the mail.  The only cost in that instance is the $0.25 Dwolla per-transaction fee*
[...]
But remember, because this is using Dwolla to fund you can cash out at an exchange that uses Dwolla and this method does not require any withdrawal to a bank account.

Anyone in the U.S. can sign up for Dwolla.  You do not need to link a bank account to Dwolla to use this.
1057  Other / Off-topic / Re: Current state of affairs on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:25 PM
Does a merchant that uses a payment processor to convert revenues to fiat fit in there?

e.g., pass-through bitcoiner?
1058  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: FinCen preparing to prosectute some Bitcoin users on: April 24, 2013, 10:48:29 PM
Excerpt:

If you are going to give your interpretation as well then you might want to edit that to make it more clear what is the original FinCEN content being excerpted. (quotes, italics,  line spacing, ...  all are tools available to help distinguish the two.)
1059  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: I made a Dr.Evil Paper Wallet Generator on: April 24, 2013, 10:38:57 PM
Would love to hear any suggestions you might have

There's no text printout of the private key (redeem) or Bitcoin address (load & verify)  in case the QR code cannot be scanned.

Oh, scratch that.  it was just not rendering when I had saved the image.   It would be on the printout.
1060  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: New wiki admins wanted on: April 24, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
I don't know how many people we can elevate to the admin status (currently only MagicalTux holds the rank of beuaorocrat and can appoint new admins).


Speaking of, ...

the WIki is down at the moment.   Mysql error.

MagicalTux (Kalyhost ?) is still hosting the site.

I believe at one time this was explained as something beneficial because it receives the benefit of having DDoS protections from this hosting affiliation.  (as the BitcoinTalk forum also was hosted there).  

I've no idea about the current hosting configuration nor if there are plans for Bitcoin Foundation to take over hosting.

Just wanted to share info as far as how the hosting for how it exists today.

[Edit: It appears the site is getting put on Cloudflare now has been hosted through Cloudflare for some period of time already, apparently.]

[Update: The wiki is back online now.]
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