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1781  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: trade ukash of paysafecard for bitcoins and maybe vice-versa ? on: March 11, 2013, 11:01:35 AM
Doe anyone know where i can trade ukash of paysafecard for bitcoins and maybe vice-versa ?

 - http://MercaBit.eu
 - http://BitcoinNordic.com
 - http://www.VirWoX.com
1782  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Files to erase on: March 11, 2013, 10:58:19 AM
I have made 20+ back ups of my wallet.dat, encrypted them in trucrypt containers made another 20 backup of that container, and emailed them to 5 different email accounts, and some other backup devices.

Great.  But why would you delete it then?
1783  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: why is it so hard to purchase bitcoins? on: March 11, 2013, 10:53:11 AM
is there anyone who knows a reliable place to get BTC that you dont have to jump through hoops?

The factors that matter in order to give you the best answer include:

 - Where are you located (country)?
 - How much are you looking to buy?
 - What payment methods do you have available?
 - How soon do you need access to the proceeds?
 - Is privacy important?

A fairly comprehensive list of options is compiled here:

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

Cash works.  There are methods to buy bitcoins with cash in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, and many other locations.

You might find a local trade as well:

 - http://www.LocalBitcoins.com
1784  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Cancelling unconfirmed transactions on: March 11, 2013, 10:43:40 AM
I was now thinking of the following scenario: somebody tries to be a cheapass by not adding a fee to his transaction, transaction volume picks up forever, and the transaction is stuck in limbo forever. 

There was a feature that was written but never released in which the child could pay for parent.  What this means is that the code that determines if the fee is appropriate will also consider any other transactions that depend on this transaction and what are the fees for those transactions.  That way the miner can receive the fee for processing both the parent and the child. 

 - https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/1647

That would give the recipient of the payment a method to pay an additional fee after the sender has broadcast the transaction.
1785  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: funding mtgox GBP on: March 11, 2013, 10:37:33 AM
They pay out gox with EFT, so if you use FPS odds are you will get your gox account credited in 1-2days if gox is paying attention to transfers and all goes well. Can also convert it to Euro and use the Polish bank, probably faster than the Japanese bank.

I'ld read where international wire transfers to Mt. Gox needed to come from your own account, and not from some financial intermediary.  I don't know how closely they monitor and reject transactions when that isn't the case.

Similar to XE.com for this is TransferWise and CurrencyFair. 

With TransferWise, for instance, the TransferWise account can be funded with GBPs and then convert to EUR.  BITSTAMP is an exchange that accepts EUR SEPA transfers.  You can even fund a TransferWise account with a bank debit card,

In the UK there is also
 - http://www.bitbargain.co.uk

You can send cash (GBP) in the mail to www.bitcoinnordic.com in Denmark.
 - http://www.BitcoinNordic.com

You can also go through Blockchain.info using Faster Payments:
 - https://blockchain.info/wallet/deposit-bank-transfer
or Pingit:
 - https://blockchain.info/wallet/deposit-pingit

Bitcoin Fridge is temporarily not selling but said would resume next month:
 - http://www.BitcoinFridge.co.uk

1786  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: What will a happen to mtgox codes when COINLAB takes the money??? on: March 11, 2013, 09:09:01 AM
Is it official?

That the MTGUSD and MTGCAD redeemable codes will no longer be issued?

Yes.

From another thread:

I got this letter today from system@tibanne.com
-------------------------------------------------------------
Dear ######,

You are currently making use of a system which will be deprecated on Wed 10 Apr 2013 12:00:00 AM GMT:
Generation of USD and CAD redeemable codes will not be possible due to legal issues
1787  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: No outgoing transactions on blockchain.info got confirmed on: March 11, 2013, 08:31:49 AM
transaction id:
e23fb05aa0bdd30cffc6462c00a7c81ba8275a05cbad425b0918379003df6124
5c66645619671eecf7ac5b1633f8aa2407f3e67383fc09c004bb062d3294c6e2

Since even blockchain.info no longer shows those it is probably safe to say your spend transaction ended up using funds that had been double spent.  So the transactions disappear and any confirmed funds re-appear in your wallet.

1788  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: best alternative to mtgox for usd right now? on: March 11, 2013, 06:48:21 AM
so if i want to trade usd for bitcoin and send via a us bank ($5K - $15K), how best to do it? it seems that gox has fallen apart now, what's the best alternative? bitfloor?

Mt. Gox hasn't "fallen apart", but for amounts you are describing they do require that you verify your identity and stay within daily withdrawal limits.
 - https://support.mtgox.com/entries/20919111-AML-Account-Statuses

At that buying level you might consider a bulk seller, which would include BitcoinsDirect.com -- however they aren't currently accepting more new buyers just now.

BITSTAMP has liquidity at that level, and accepts USD international wire transfers as well.  Others take USD International wire as well, like Bitcoin-24.com (at least not for their BTC/USD market), Bitme, and more but they don't have liquidity anywhere near what you are looking for:
 - https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins

There are individual traders who either can do this deal or could coordinate with others to do a trade of this size.  Knowing your location (e.g., State or metro area) might incent someone near enough to contact you.

Maybe there's some other method you'ld want to consider as well:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins
1789  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Why are there no places which offer e-interac exchanges? on: March 11, 2013, 05:04:29 AM
WeExchange.co
Has a BTC/CAD marketplace.


Under funding:

Quote
Canadian Interac Transfer

Amount:   
Interac Fee:   $1.50 CAD (Added to amount)
Minimal Deposit:   $6.50 CAD (Including Fee)

 - https://www.WeExchange.co


Currently they have no bids nor any asks.  I'm not sure why that is, they used to at one time have a bid or two and an ask or two.    They have a gateway to Ripple and are the wallet for moving funds to and from BitFunder (same operator) so they will likely see more Canadian users at some point.
1790  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Campbx problem transferring bitcoin on: March 11, 2013, 04:46:51 AM
I generated a wallet to send bitcoin back to campbx and then sent to that address about 24 hours ago and still dont have it on my campbx account.

Has the payment received six confirmations on the blockchain?

Unfortunately it does not appear that there is a way to see previously generated Bitcoin addresses for receiving deposits.  Some people might save screen shots or paper printouts to have the ability to know without question what Bitcoin address Camp BX provided for deposits.

Have you created a ticket using their support service?

 - https://campbx.kayako.com/Tickets/Submit
1791  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What do folks make of this new hedge fund? on: March 10, 2013, 11:38:14 AM
I thought we were escaping the insanity?

What this does for bitcoin is introduce a way for those wishing to hedge or short bitcoin a method to do so.

This will help the Bitcoin exchange rate to be more stable.

With short sellers, the higher the exchange rate, the more speculators who will bet agaist bitcoin..  If (or more likely when) there is a sharp selloff, those who are short (but not those who are crazy calling for $0) will become buyers, and a lowered chance of insolvency is the result.
1792  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help, my coins are in in limbo on: March 09, 2013, 06:48:36 AM
Or is it more of a philosophical thing based on the original intention that addresses aren't used over and over by the same user (like how change goes to a different address)?

Using a hosted (shared) wallet helps to increase transaction privacy.    Bitcoin addresses that are used for your withdrawal will not likely ever be ones that you used when receiving a deposit.  So someone attempting to use the information in the blockchain alone to determine your activity when you use a hosted (shared) EWallet is something that is pretty ineffective.  

A competing Exchange+EWallet service, Coinbase, takes a different approach.  With them a user's account has specific Bitcoin addresses assigned only to that user.  So all withdrawals do come from the Bitcoin addresses to which that user received payment.  And that's why Coinbase could be used with SatoshiDICE whereas Mt. Gox should not.

After lamenting that this was yet another instance of someone losing funds due to this "return to sender" approach that SatoshiDICE utilizes I did ask Mt. Gox.   The response:

Quote
<MagicalTux> we could provide a way to generate return addrs

Which probably means some special case handling might be implemented so that SatoshiDICE wagering from a Mt. Gox EWallet will be possible, someday.
1793  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Where are all BTCs? on: March 09, 2013, 06:36:33 AM
If they are holding BTCs for speculative purposes, does it mean that they are going to sell them once their goals will be reached, from your point of view?

Yes, but those goals are not static.  Here's an anecdote.  A person who had bought near the 2011 high and had held all the way down to $2 was saying that as soon as break-even was reached that person would sell half the coins held.  At last check this person still has not sold. 

But yes, many people have adopted a buy and hold investment approach, some performing dollar cost averaging, and others just sitting on what they already have acquired.   It may be where they are just watching to see where bitcoin goes -- with no burning desire to cash out anytime soon, especially since cashing out may cause a taxable event (i.e., recognition of capital gains).

Being to so much BTCs hold, can we say that it's an indicator of BTC economy being still young and not enough developed?

Those are two really independent statements.

Currently there are 10.8 million BTC issues.   Let's say 10 million are held by investors who do not plan to touch them for five years.   That doesn't mean the BTC economy can't be developed.  The 0.8 million BTC circulating would just be seeing a high velocity (and a might higher valuation) since those two would change as the level of economic activity changes.

The risk to this though is that if the investors holding the 10 million BTCs all start to think that selling a good chunk of coins would be a good idea, that's when you get volatility and selloffs and that is what is harmful to a nascent currency.
1794  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: What will a happen to mtgox codes when COINLAB takes the money??? on: March 09, 2013, 06:24:20 AM
Perhaps I'm seeing this incorrectly but it seems that will put a damper on the USD price at Gox.

It is probably good for Dwolla.
1795  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Files to erase on: March 09, 2013, 06:13:57 AM
So essentially just the wallet.dat has to go

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

 Huh Huh Huh

What is it that you are trying to do?

The wallet.dat is a needed file.  It should be backed up.  The wallet.dat backup will only be useful when it was backed up when the client has shut down properly first before the backup operation occurs.

You generally don't want to be deleting anything.
1796  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: how do u back up ur wallet over at blockchain.info? on: March 09, 2013, 06:10:15 AM
whats the secure way to do it   and will i still have easy tranaction  access  when i back it up over there, i use that wallet overthere quite a bit everyday,  thanks btc my brethrens

Go into Account Settings and under Personal enter an e-mail address, and then an Alias,

Then below Personal is General, click on that and mark the checkbox for Automatic Email Backups.

You'll get an email with an encrypted backup of your blockchain.info/wallet.   It will be sent each time it adds a new address so you may get these frequently if you use Custom send and specify that change goes to a New Address each time.  The backup file is an attachment to the message, called wallet.aes.json

You might also want to set a second password if you haven't.  That's under the Passwords link on the left menu panel.    This second password will be asked each time you want to spend from your wallet.

1797  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: Blockchain.info - Bitcoin Block explorer & Currency Statistics on: March 09, 2013, 06:03:19 AM
You need to make a new backup of your blockchain.info wallet every time you add a new private key (import or generate).  If you have it set up correctly it will automatically send you a new backup every time it is needed.

It would be nice if I could specify that I want to use a keypool so that if the most recent backup gets deleted or lost I am not at risk of not having access to every last transaction received for my wallet.
1798  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Files to erase on: March 09, 2013, 05:17:16 AM
what about that log.000000001 files
and db.log
and peer.dat

The log files may be needed if the database was not shut down properly, so you probably don't want to delete those.
Peer.dat stores peer nodes, and while you can delete that your node will recreate it by discovering nodes.  There can be instances where not having the old peers.dat could be less secure than letting it access peers it has previously discovered.

ALSO where else on the Hard Drive/OS could anything be?

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory#Directory_Contents
1799  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: US Tax Return Tips (when using Bitcoin) on: March 09, 2013, 03:01:37 AM
Has anyone written any tools to automatically generate this information from the transaction history on a list of addresses? Or, alternatively, found any other ways to make the process easier and less painful? It'd be a big help, if so.

Infinity PFM (Personal Finance Manager) can read transactions from the Bitcoin.org client, apparently:

 - http://launchpad.net/infinitypfm
1800  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Official Gox / CoinLab Integration and Transition FAQ on: March 09, 2013, 02:44:48 AM
Does that mean I can still create and redeem a MTGEUR code after April 10th?

I just got this answered on #mtgox IRC:

Quote
<MagicalTux> as US customer, it will not be possible to have a balance in anything else than BTC/USD/CAD
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