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1141  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: UK Funding options on: April 23, 2013, 10:21:40 PM
What's the catch?

Mt. Gox got rid of redeemable codes.  There no longer is a path from Mt. Gox to AurumXChange.
1142  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Best practices for trading person to person for cash? on: April 23, 2013, 09:44:42 PM
Does anybody have any tips/best practices for doing this? Outside of the obvious such as meeting in public, etc etc - more on the mechanics to make sure both of us fulfill our ends of the bargain.

Tips for local transactions
1143  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The UK Public & Bitcoin on: April 23, 2013, 09:40:39 PM
Now TransferWise have had the rug pulled from under them: Their bank has told them to stop transferring money to Bitcoin exchanges.

CurrencyFair is a suitable replacement for Transferwise for those in the UK (and other countries they support), correct?
1144  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: I will create a forked bitcoin chain on: April 23, 2013, 09:08:21 PM
I think nodes do this by default

Nope, if the transaction includes any INPUTs from a block post-fork, that transaction would be invalid on the Bitcoin blockchain side and those nodes would not relay the transaction. 

However, long term support would require BUY-IN from the existing BitCoin developers because at  some point they will lock-in a block CHECKPOINT outside your fork.

If the fork is trying to use the same port (8333) and it gained a following (i.e., a lot of nodes using it) then likely the Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind client would treat these as harmful and possibly require an update to address this thread (e.g., have the client disconnect early after some threshold of invalid transactions is received).
1145  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Transaction sent 7 hours ago still unconfirmed? on: April 23, 2013, 08:55:11 PM
Oh I see. What is the recommended fee?

Well, to avoid the transaction being considered "low priority" a fee of 0.0005 BTC would do that.  Additionally, if the transaction is larger (greater than 10K bytes) the fee can be higher.
1146  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Why is bitzino making money when others are failing with better software? on: April 23, 2013, 08:01:37 PM
Hmm. I should have launched our site a couple of years ago when it was actually built.  Now looks like it will be lost among the competition...

I don't think you have any idea of the size of the potential market.     Sure, if you are doing blackjack, video poker, craps and roulette there's already many competitors so grabbing share will be a challenge based on great site design, higher payouts, etc.  

For instance, SatoshiCircle came out of nowhere, has a beautiful design, and is entertaining.


I presume they will not regret their effort to build, launch and operate their service.
1147  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Celebrities endorsing Bitcoin on: April 23, 2013, 07:49:10 PM
Title says it all. If you spot celebrity endorsing Bitcoin, post it here.

I figured the Winkelvoss announcement equaled "peak bitcoin" for a while.
1148  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Exchanges that support CurrencyFair or TransferWise? on: April 23, 2013, 07:20:23 PM
Well, that didn't last long.

we stopped processing transfers to Bitcoin exchanges this week.

Long live CurrencyFair!
1149  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: a Bitcoin geocaching game on: April 23, 2013, 06:42:14 AM
- This game is currently Android only.  I am working with someone to make an iPhone client and I hope it passes certification.

I still have an Android device so I'll be able to take a look, but my mobile is a Blackberry 10 (Q10) device.  I'm seeing a lot of Android apps that can be packaged for BB10 without much effort.
1150  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Wallet for Android / Re: BlackBerry BB10! on: April 22, 2013, 09:41:42 PM
Yeah, I guess we'll find out soon. When 3.0 is released, I'll roll an update for BlackBerry.

Version 3.1 now:

1151  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Where are coins held while receiving wallet is offline? on: April 22, 2013, 08:55:32 AM
Where are coins held while receiving wallet is offline? I'm assuming they stay in the blockchain.

From another thread:

The way it works is confusing because the plumbing underneath is actually different from how it is presented.

Coins don't actually get held in a wallet.   The blockchain is a transaction ledger, and every full node with a blockchain has a copy of it.  The only thing in the wallet on your client essentially is the private keys that allow you to spend the funds for certain addresses.

Because people are familiar with the term wallet, since there is one in most back pockets and purses, that's what the clients try to emulate.   So the Bitcoin clients use the same concept of receiving and sending money as you have with a physical wallet for cash, but that's simply not what happens.

When you send a payment, you are simply broadcasting your permission for value to be transferred from previously received transactions to new bitcoin addresses.

When you receive a payment, that is simply the client showing a filtered view of the blockchain ledger for a specific address.
1152  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Miner or Bitcoin Millionaire in SF/LA? BBC would like to interview you! on: April 22, 2013, 03:43:54 AM
If you take a look at this thread you will find that about 80% of the miners are mining with only a couple of cards, and not with purpose-built rigs.;all

And 20% of the miners are producing 80% of the hashes.

[I'm not saying that's optimal, but there are plenty of significant mining operators each with a lot of hardware.]
1153  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Officially, BIPS is a SCAM site, don't go there! on: April 22, 2013, 01:23:18 AM
I conclude

Shoot first, ask questions later.  

It is still the weekend in Europe where is based.

Please change the title for now to at least.  Give them a chance to look into it before blasting out what I am most certain will be something that will be addressed properly.
1154  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Phishing Attack Mitigated by Bitronic Technologies on: April 22, 2013, 01:12:33 AM
I have shut down these phishing sites with similar names to

Thank you for being proactive with that.
1155  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: How many people stop mining in the summer? on: April 22, 2013, 01:08:44 AM
Does the summer months have an effect on the difficulty?  If you spend most of your time in the same room as GPU's mining 24/7, it's gotta get pretty uncomfortable.

There was some of that.  But this summer, if the heat doesn't shut them off the rise in difficulty vs. rise in price definitely will.
1156  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-04-21 Bitcoin’s Last Mile Problem on: April 21, 2013, 11:57:38 PM
But then we have the last mile problem. Where can you shop with bitcoins besides a few places that are accepting the currency as a marketing gimmick?

I doubt Cups and Cakes in San Francisco regrets their "marketing gimmick" whatsoever.   If accepting bitcoin payment as a way to increase revenues is a gimmick, it certainly pays off!

Or perhaps the author is referring to BitcoinStore's offer to NewEgg and Amazon ... "accept bitcoin and we'll shut down", ... ok, that's a gimmick.

But the pace of organic merchant adoption is increasing.  My next domain name registration or renewal will be through Namecheap, paid for using bitcoins.  For my next travel, I'm going to try to stay at a place listed on 9Flats, paid for using bitcoins.  And where I can't pay using bitcoins online I can proxy pay I'll try using (which places the order and pays for me).  

Bitcoin probably isn't ready for bricks and mortar commerce though.  Though a "race attack" against a merchant isn't something all that common, bricks and mortar merchants who accept bitcoin payment don't have much defense against those.  And there isn't a point-of-sale provider specifically to help retail merchants (e.g., with advice or insurance against double spending).

Where is my BTC ATM?

Technically, such a device exists today -- and existed was a prototype way more than a year ago.  Thanks to regulations, that never made it out of the lab.  It looks like one is coming, however.

Will they take Bitcoin at the exchange desk in the airport?

Travelex should.   This could be offered by anyone (e.g., buy bitcoins by sending payment of the foreign currency through the mail) except again, if this is considered being a money transmitter regulations make it so only the entrenched retail foreign currency exchangers are set up to handle this.

1157  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Satoshi Dice -- Statistical Analysis on: April 21, 2013, 11:05:12 PM
We are either at or within a day or two of coming up on the one year anniversary of SatoshiDICE.  I see the forum post for it is April 24th, 2012 but the list of secrets goes back to April 17th, 2012.

When was the first real wager on SatoshiDICE placed?
1158  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: I will create a forked bitcoin chain on: April 21, 2013, 09:30:39 PM
Seriously dude?  Thats mondo easy.  take all the adjust values for unspent outputs and write them into the genesis block to the address they belong as coinbase txs.

I was interpreting wingding's statement as describing how coins issued prior to the fork would still be spendable on the inflatacoin side of the fork ... that they wouldn't be touched (i.e., "harmed").    But my assertion is that any spending of a "pure" coin issued pre-fork is a valid transaction on both sides thus any spending on the inflatacoin side is harmful to the holder of the coin.

A pure coin is one that has no taint from the coins issues after the fork, and thus would be a valid spend transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain side as well.

Now I suppose you could ensure that the inflatacoin client included in every spend transaction some taint in the INPUTs so that the transactions would only be valid on the inflatacoin side.  I still personally wouldn't use any coins with that client until they've been fully spent on the Bitcoin blockchain side, but after that I might milk the inflatacoin fork for whatever I could get from it, sure.
1159  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Question about double spends/transactions listed on blockchain on: April 21, 2013, 07:53:21 AM
I understand the transaction is listed as a double spend

That transaction had inputs that were also used in another transaction, so that's why there is the warning about the double spend attempt.    The transaction you linked has confirmations. It is valid, and is not the double spend.

As far as the double spend transactions that existed at one time ... doesn't retain those indefinitely so there's no telling today what had happened back then.
1160  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: - Bitcoin Block explorer & Currency Statistics on: April 21, 2013, 07:51:59 AM
I'm wondering why is having trouble with this transaction:


When I enabled "Advanced" I click on the (Spent), which is the URL:

but am given the response:  "Transaction not found"

But here is that transaction:

So is this just an indexing error somewhere?
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