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141  Local / Marketplace (India) / Re: WTB: Milaap.org gift certificate (INR) on: January 05, 2014, 09:42:53 AM
I'm looking to add 3,000 Rs again.  

I forgot to update this earlier -- I have completed this transaction successfully.

Will probably be looking to do this about once a month so will update here the next time I'm looking for more rupees.
142  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - January 7-11 - Las Vegas on: January 05, 2014, 09:26:56 AM
Can't see their being many bitcoin-related booths there ....

What they lack in quantity they'll have in quality.

Sunday evening (Jan 5th) is @StartupDebut at Bali Hai:
http://www.startupdebut.com

There will be a Bitcoin Pavilion there.

@LamassuBTC will have an ATM there and it will be operational (for the Startup Debut event)
@KryptoKit which was featured with the Zynga tokens story will be features
Members of @BitAngelsdotCo will be present
I believe there will be others attending as well.
143  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - January 7-11 - Las Vegas on: January 05, 2014, 09:14:37 AM
If anyone is attending CES from out-of-state, they might be interested in this:

NEFT Vodka (the brand that has a Bitcoin logo on the "bottle") is available in the U.S. exclusively in just two places, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.




From another thread:
And this guy sells everywhere in LV - You can contact  him directly. When buying in Bitcoin you get 10% discount!

Stefan Manchev
VP International Affairs
Rebel Wine & Spirits
4132 S. Rainbow BLVD. #150
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Direct: 702.420.0284
144  Economy / Marketplace / Re: NEFT Vodka and Bitcoin on: January 05, 2014, 09:08:46 AM
In LA, Jons Market  - 6 Locations:

If that was to say at all Jons International Market locations, there are many Jons International Market locations in L.A.:
 - http://www.jonsmarketplace.com/locations.aspx


  • House of Liquor
  • Anush Bakery
  • Remedy Liquor
  • Joe’s Liquor
  • Eden Wine & Spirits
  • Super Meat & Liquor

House of Liquor - Glendale
1008 E Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 242-3054
http://www.houseofliquor.com

Anush Bakery - North Hollywood
6770 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 759-4747
http://www.yelp.com/biz/anush-bakery-and-market-north-hollywood

Remedy Liquor - Glendale
1700 W Glenoaks Blvd.,
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 549-1055
http://www.remedyliquor.com

Remedy Liquor - La Cañada Flintridge
823 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-007
http://www.remedyliquor.com


Joe's Liquor
[There is more than one listing for a "Joe's Liquor" in L.A., so I'm not sure if they all carry NEFT.  I'll list multiple addresses here:

Joe's Liquor (1 of 2)
12521 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 762-5757

Joe's Liquor (2 of 2)
16151 Nordhoff St
Los Angeles, CA 91343
(818) 894-2001

Eden Wine & Spirits - Glendale
333 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 502-5020
http://www.edenwineandspirits.com

Kozanyan Meat & Liquor - Glendale
(Jan's list showed "Super Meat & Liquor", but that listing appears to be under a new name now)
1244 S Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 242-6474


And here is the bomb:
Quote
In one month I will stop selling Neft for fiat to anyone - only for BTC.

Ha!  Bitcoin exclusivity!  That's one way of helping Bitcoin to gain traction!
145  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: Los Angeles (SoCal) Bitcoiners Meetup? on: January 02, 2014, 06:27:11 PM
The next LA Bitcoin meetup:

Bitcoin Discussion and Q&A with Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
Amplify - 1600 Main St., Venice, CA

 - http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Bitcoin/events/155565992/
146  Economy / Marketplace / Re: NEFT Vodka and Bitcoin on: January 02, 2014, 03:42:42 PM
Anyone know, is it possible to get this in the USA?

Good news!  

I've been informed that NEFT is now "available in California" and that they are "looking to begin in Las Vegas" this month.

These do have the Bitcoin logo on the barrel (as they were on the ones at the Bitcoin Conference in San Jose).

I didn't get the name(s) of merchants selling NEFT, ... but I believe BevMo was supposed to be one.

I'll solicit help from some SoCal Bitconers to learn where NEFT can be purchased, but if anyone following this thread already knows, please share!

147  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NSA can rob peoples BTC wallet in new devices such as the iphone on: December 31, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
While I don't spend my time sweating the NSA,

Yes, I'm comfortable with the opinion that the NSA isn't trying to steal people's bitcoins.

I'm more worried about the rogue sysadmin at a mobile carrier that has access to sneak in a few lines of code into an official update, unbeknownst to all until the bitcoins are swiped.  Discussed here:

Can a mobile be protected against the “Linode problem”?
  http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/3383


148  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Whatever happened with Bitcoin Wireless? on: December 30, 2013, 12:11:54 PM
http://www.bitcoinwireless.com/ seems frozen in time.

Worse, ... looks aborted as it now has that backpack girl.

I remember hearing from Charlie Shrem at the Atlanta bitcoin conference in October that they were moving forward with that.

Maybe plans changed.  Or maybe it will be a different brand?
149  Local / Marketplace (India) / Re: WTB: Milaap.org gift certificate (INR) on: December 30, 2013, 11:23:56 AM
I would like to add funds (rupees / INR) to my account at Milaap, which is like a Kiva in India (though these are all no-interest loans).

I'm looking to add 3,000 Rs again.  

How this works is,
1.) You and I agree on the rate (in BTC) for your 3,000 Rs.  [e.g., ~0.067 BTC if using today's BTC/USD of $730 on BitStamp]
2.) I provide to you my e-mail address.
3.) You buy a 3,000 Rs gift e-card from Milaap, paying with your Netbanking or with an Indian credit card.  Entering my e-mail as the gift recipient.

 - http://milaap.org/do-more-gift-card  <-- PM me for my Milaap "lender name and e-mail".

4.) You send to me your Bitcoin address for my payment
5.) I receive the e-mail, redeem the gift e-card, and send to you the bitcoins.

PM me if interested
150  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Getting around a government ban on BTC on: December 19, 2013, 09:58:38 AM
That's what 'bitcoin-brokers.org' does.
[...]

I'm guessing that the fun will come to an end if/when it becomes unlawful to deposit cash into a random person's account without some modicum of 'know-your-whatever-ness'.  I'm surprised it's even allowed now to be honest.  Probably it would be implemented by some combination of claw-backs and/or banks just shutting out customers who do this.  My guess.

I forgot about that ... sure, if cash deposit in China works, then Bitcoin-Brokers.org or similar service there would work pretty well.    That is .., until they start confiscating funds of people caught selling coins that way.

I wonder if cash deposit (by a third party, without providing identity) is an accepted method in China.
151  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Getting around a government ban on BTC on: December 18, 2013, 07:49:33 PM
What would an exchange look like that is able to get around this?

Any decentralized approach taking advantage of a payment network with A2A (Account-To-Account) transfers will work.  

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/A2A_Transfer_Methods

It's easy for China to crack down on one or two large exchanges which integrate with the banking system.

It's a lot harder for them to crack down on individuals using Alipay or similar.  

That's why many, many individuals today still trade bitcoins for Dwolla -- even with Dwolla saying they don't allow any Bitcoin trading.  You won't find the advertisements from those who do it, but the trades happen.  Daily.   Same for PayPal, etc.

152  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: List of court cases, complaints, regulatory actions, etc. on: November 20, 2013, 07:41:54 AM
STATE OF NEW JERSEY V. E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
Location: Newark, New Jersey
November 19, 2013

Abstract: The Attorney General for the state of New Jersey sued E-Sports Entertainment whose software was updated mine bitcoins on its customers computers.

 - http://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases13/pr20131119a.html
 - http://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases13/E-Sports_Complaint_Consent-Judgment.pdf
 - http://bit.ly/17LqLd6 (Judgement viewed in browser-friendly PDF viewer)

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The AG’s office says that company co-founder Eric Thunberg and software engineer Sean Hunczak were both involved in the scam. In a statement posted to its website, ESEA said the software was the work of a single engineer, presumably Hunczak

 - http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-gaming-company-mining-2013-11


Previously a class action suit had been filed:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=96118.msg2666726#msg2666726
153  Economy / Economics / Re: Hedge against BitCoin collapse on: November 15, 2013, 01:28:05 PM
I own no LTC or PPC.

Just for posterity, I believe that at one time you had offered to borrow LTC so that you could sell it to have a short position.  I don't know if you had completed that transaction but disclosing that you have no position now might not be an objective way of describing your position.

For the record, I too own no LTC or PPC, but at some point in the future would possibly consider LTC.  My criteria for a proof-of-work based crypt coin is simply is whether or not sufficient hashing capacity exists.  If (when) a Scrypt ASIC gives the litecoin network's total hashrate a boost such that a 51% there too becomes uneconomical then I might be willing to acquire some LTC.

My biggest fear is selfish mining or some other hack on the system.governments.   

I would say that going short on futures contracts would be one such hedging opportunity that would pay off on a Bitcoin collapse.  The problem with the futures contracts on ICBit, however, is counterparty risk such that your profitable position can be closed prior to settlement date without you seeing the full gains that you would were you able to hold to the settlement date.
154  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Has anybody tried Square Cash? on: November 13, 2013, 12:59:09 AM
Try it, totally free, no signup:
https://www.square.com/cash#how-to

Free of charge to use.   But nothing is free.   To use this you need to have location enabled, for one -- so you know that data is being recorded, archived and likely shared with marketers.

Also, as many Square merchants learned, if there are disputes your deposits get delayed or reversed.  Here's an example:
 - http://complaintwire.org/complaint/zQqeYBJqCQU/square-up

So let's see how long before there is a chorus of people who were expecting a deposit that never happens.  It's a new service and is for "cash" (versus credit card) though ... so maybe they'll have fewer issues.
155  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Takaway.com accepting BTC in other countries on: November 12, 2013, 07:51:45 PM
Now they seem to have recently enabled BTC in other countries including UK (takeaway.com) and France (pizza.fr).

Quote
Takeaway.com is the name under which the company is internationally known. However, we are active in 10 countries and the names of websites change from one country to another: uk.takeaway.com – pizza.co.uk (United Kingdom), Thuisbezorgd.nl (Netherlands), Pizza.be (Belgium), Lieferservice.de (Germany), Lieferservice.at (Austria), Lieferservice.ch (Switzerland), Pizza.dk (Denmark), Pizza.lu (Luxembourg), Hämtmat.se (Sweden) and Takeaway.com (France). In total, our websites already include more than 20.000 member restaurants.

 - http://uk.takeaway.com
 - http://pizza.co.uk (United Kingdom)
 - http://Thuisbezorgd.nl (Netherlands)
 - http://pizza.be (Belgium)
 - http://Lieferservice.de (Germany)
 - http://Lieferservice.at (Austria)
 - http://Lieferservice.ch (Switzerland)
 - http://Pizza.dk (Denmark)
 - http://Pizza.lu (Luxembourg)
 - http://Hämtmat.se (Sweden)
 - http://Pizza.fr (France)


Other takeout / delivery services that take Bitcoin:

 - http://Foodler.com (U.S.)
 - https://www.eatgrubgo.com/bitcoin.htm (U.S.)

 - http://Gyft.com (Papa Johns gift certificates)

There are individual restaurants who take Bitcoin but do takeout and/or delivery as well, but those are not part of a service like the ones above.
156  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] bitaddress.org Safe JavaScript Bitcoin address/private key on: November 12, 2013, 03:16:28 PM
Is there a walk through available on importing it into the wallet?

Bitcoin-Qt doesn't support BIP-0038 so you'ld need to convert the decrypt the BIP-0038 encrypted private key and then import that [edit: into your client, such as Bitcoin-Qt].  To decrypt the BIP-0038 encrypted private key click on the Wallet Details tab of BitAddress.org and enter or paste the BIP-0038 encrypted private key.  It will then prompt you for the BIP-0038 passphrase, and if it was correct the page will show the Bitcoin address and the private key (both the WIF, as well as WIF Compressed).
157  Bitcoin / Technical Support / Re: Importing KNOWN private keys into a wallet on: November 12, 2013, 12:32:52 AM
Imported keys will never be used as change, unless you specify it.

Depends on the client.  Blockchain.info will pick one in your wallet for you.  I don't know how the other clients work.
158  Bitcoin / Technical Support / Re: Importing KNOWN private keys into a wallet on: November 11, 2013, 09:31:14 PM
Is there any disadvantage to importing a known private key, or easily crackable private key, into a wallet with other personal addresses that aren't meant to be public.

With Bitcoin-Qt the imported key with a prior transaction will show as used and won't then be used for change in the future.   But not all wallets work that way, and could possibly send change to some other address from the wallet (e.g., chosen at random).

So, it is nearly ALWAYS a bad idea to import a private key into your wallet if you aren't sure that you are the only party with control of that private key.
159  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Escrow list on: November 11, 2013, 09:21:01 PM
I don't see anything about Coinguard here yet.

- http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227799.0
- http://Coinguard.com
160  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Cancelling unconfirmed transactions on: November 11, 2013, 09:03:05 PM
Yes a Rebroadcast feature should b e added.

- http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Raw_Transactions#Re-broadcast_a_transaction
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