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2161  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Hello - New here and Im looking for some coins :) Paypal on: February 02, 2013, 03:05:35 AM
I allready mention it, at this time Paypal ist only solution for me.

You can use PayPal to purchase Second Life Lindens (SLLs) at VirWoX.  Then you can trade those SLLs for BTCs on their exchange.
 - http://www.VirWoX.com
2162  Economy / Economics / Re: Losing coins forever on: February 02, 2013, 02:26:52 AM
Implicitly, this increases the value of all the others because now there are BTC that can never be spent

You must see that as being a problem.  Please explain.
2163  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin? on: February 01, 2013, 11:30:34 PM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  Cry

Spend Bitcoins acts as an intermediary with an Australian bill payment network allowing certain utilities to be paid using bitcoins.
2164  Economy / Economics / Re: Capital Gains & Other Income on: February 01, 2013, 11:20:02 PM
But the fact remains there are some who can and will do it.  The rich are always looking for tax loopholes.

[Edited]

A tax loophole is a legal method of paying less taxes by eploitating tax law.  This is usually because some "loophole" was either specifically written into the law to cause some behavior or was somehow overlooked, allowing the filer to pay a lower amount of taxes than others who aren't eligible to use the loophole or omit to do so.

Not reporting capital gains is not a "loophole".

What makes you think only the rich consider tax implications when making decisions?
2165  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: First international online pharmacy accepting Bitcoin! on: February 01, 2013, 10:34:19 PM
are there any lists or directories of all types of online merchants who accept btc?

BitPay only publishes a tiny sample (i.e., dozens) of the two thousand plus merchants it serves.

The Trade page on Bitcoin.it is probably the most complete:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade

Bitcoin.travel has bricks and mortar businesses:
 - http://bitcoin.travel

2166  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Beware off OTC. on: February 01, 2013, 09:43:51 PM
Problems with OTC to be aware off.

The #bitcoin-otc is worthless without the #bitcoin-otc Web of Trust (WoT).

Quote
Summary statistics on web of trust

3364 users in database
18078 positive ratings sent
1175 negative ratings sent
- http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratings.php

So negative ratings reflect 6.1% of all ratings.   These don't reflect dollar amounts.  When people are smart and only do trades of higher amounts with trusted counterparties, the ratio of actual losses through #bitcoin-otc should be much less than that number -- perhaps 2% overall, or even less for those who are more risk averse.

Compare that to commercially available exchange methods where PayPal, Dwolla, Moneybookers, MoneyPak, Amazon, etc are instruments used and you'll find they charge much more than 2%.

The difference with -otc is if your 50th trade (assuming of all equal amounts) is the first one you get screwed on then you are at the 2% loss rate.  If it instead happens with your first trade then you are at a 100% loss.

But when you use -otc with the Web of Trust (WoT) and are smart, you'll likely complete trades and not suffer losses.  

Other info:
 - http://wiki.bitcoin-otc.com/wiki/Using_bitcoin-otc#Risk_of_fraud
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Secure_Trading#Use_Bitcoin-OTC
2167  Economy / Gambling / Re: [BITLOTTO] Jan draw over! Next draw Feb 1! on: February 01, 2013, 04:17:00 AM
it seems to have an invalid Bitcoin address that can't be sent to:

https://blockchain.info/address/17YhcYptSF2L48C361dTAMC98UpUGcZ4jPR

Doh!  Copy pasta problem it appears.  From the "Valid" addresses (signed by GPG) there is no trailing "R":
 - http://blockchain.info/address/17YhcYptSF2L48C361dTAMC98UpUGcZ4jP

 - http://bitlotto.com/valid.html
2168  Other / Meta / Re: Upcoming downtime on: February 01, 2013, 03:59:49 AM
there might be a long period of downtime while I get it working.

Is this now completed, or will there be further adjustments [edit: affecting site availability] made?
2169  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcion rebilling? on: January 31, 2013, 11:55:29 PM
people who will not be able to signed up for re billing.  Is there any way around this concern currently?

Subscription payments are used with pull-based payment methods (e.g., ACH, credit card, etc.)   At the protocol level Bitcoin is a push-based payment technology.

There are no payment processors yet today that support subscription billing.  Eventually some provider will provide this.  It will probably involve the subscriber having to keep funds in a wallet with the payment processor in which the processor draws from at the subscription renewal time.
2170  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: HTML Meta Tag for Bitcoin (donations) on: January 31, 2013, 12:26:34 PM
user can simply donate to the website by clicking on it (which will launch bitcoin client with pre-filled address).

See URI scheme, BIP 21:

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0021

Example:

Creating and parsing "bitcoin:" URI Strings:

This is the easiest part, which is fully-documented in BIP 21: URI Scheme.   Here a simple example of how you would include it (using my donation address, of course!)

Code:
<a href="bitcoin:1ArmoryXcfq7TnCSuZa9fQjRYwJ4bkRKfv?amount=1.0&label=Armory%20Donation%20Address&message=Donation%20to%20Armory">Donate 1.0 BTC to the Armory Project!</a>

...which looks like:  Donate 1.0 BTC to the Armory Project!
2171  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How do I singup and send bit coins? on: January 31, 2013, 11:41:02 AM
I am new to bitcoins and would like to signup with an address

You can get a bitcoin address from BitAddress.org, and then print it:
 - http://BitAddress.org

Or from Instawallet or EasyWallet (but don't forget to bookmark, and/or print the URL as a backup):
 - http://www.InstaWallet.org   
 - http://www.EasyWallet.org

so I can send people bitcoins.

That's a little harder as it requires either mining or getting coins sent to you, like after purchasing them from an exchange or a local trade:
 - http://www.LocalBitcoins.com
2172  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: what's the best way to buy BTC in thailand? on: January 31, 2013, 11:10:30 AM
I'm starting a bitcoin exchange in Thailand at http://bitcoin.in.th  (or http://btc.in.th for short).

I see a way to login but not a way to register a new account.  Is this exchange only available by invite?
2173  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: TORWallet - Scammer on: January 31, 2013, 10:56:41 AM
Can someone explain how the coins have not even moved from the address?  If they are "running away with the coins,"  how are the coins still in the wallet and have not moved? 

Nobody else has the private keys for the wallet so there's no need to spend the coins.     The time that a wallet has been hacked and the funds are spent by the thief right away is because that is what the thief needs to do to prevent the rightful owner from spending the funds.  But in this case, there's no other party with the private keys.
2174  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MtGox Historical Data CSV? on: January 31, 2013, 09:49:21 AM
I seem to remember a MtGox historical data CSV download somewhere, but can't seem to find it now... looking for, say, the price at the close of every day, or something like that.  I don't need every trade, just trying to figure out a price I can use for each day that's mostly accurate.

If you click "Load raw data" on BitcoinCharts (below the chart) you can get an HTML table with the prices.  Enter a date range and use "daily" granularity, for example:
 - http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/mtgoxUSD

One a month (for a month-end summary) I update this:
 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmcTCtjBoRWUdHJuUE1mUkFxa3A0eHBDQkxZLVVFZmc

And JSON version from blockchain.info
 - http://blockchain.info/charts/market-price?timespan=all&format=json
2175  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] bitaddress.org Safe JavaScript Bitcoin address/private key on: January 31, 2013, 08:41:55 AM
v2.3

I can verify that the BitAddress.org website has been updated and returns the same HTML from the commit with the description v2.3 (1d067dc4f3103622ca9de332c3c86fc57d76ec83) in github:
 - https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org


To confirm this I first check the sha1sum hash of the html returned by a request to http://bitaddress.org:

$ wget --quiet -O - http://bitaddress.org|sha1sum
1d067dc4f3103622ca9de332c3c86fc57d76ec83  -

$ GET -eSd bitaddress.org|grep -i "200 OK"
GET https://www.bitaddress.org/bitaddress.org-v2.3-SHA1-1d067dc4f3103622ca9de332c3c86fc57d76ec83.html --> 200 OK


Then from my bitaddress.org repo:

$ git checkout master
$ git pull
$ git log --pretty=oneline|grep "v2.3"
54523d36b2680e8ec231c95b776bc2259f6bb328 v2.3 Vanity Wallet now supports compressed keys

$ git checkout 54523d36b2680e8ec231c95b776bc2259f6bb328
$ git rev-list --max-count=1 HEAD
54523d36b2680e8ec231c95b776bc2259f6bb328

$ sha1sum bitaddress.org.html
1d067dc4f3103622ca9de332c3c86fc57d76ec83  bitaddress.org.html
2176  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: List of court cases, complaints, regulatory actions, etc. on: January 31, 2013, 04:27:16 AM
This one isn't about bitcoin itself, but bitcoin was mentioned as the currency used.

Australia court Silk Road
January, 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: An Australian court hearing involving a man who admitted dealing drugs that were obtained through Silk Road using bitcoins as payment.

Quote
Melbourne's County Court heard the black-market Silk Road had been described as a "certifiable one-stop shop" for illicit drugs.
[...]
Prosecutor Morgan Brown told the court the website was accessed by software designed to enable online anonymity and a digital "virtual currency", Bitcoin, was used to buy goods.
[...]
In what could be the first prosecution with Silk Road a major player, Ms Brown told the court that in two months from March last year Howard imported drugs 11 times.

Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court hears
 - http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1270129/secret-website-harboured-drugs-smorgasbord-court-hears

Further discussion:

2013-01-31 bordermail.com.au - Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140111.0
2177  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Bitcoin splitting service? on: January 31, 2013, 04:05:21 AM
By a splitting service I mean, you send X amount to one address and it gets split to different percentages to W Y and Z.

Like BTCRelay does?

 - http://btcrelay.com
2178  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] LocalBitcoins.com - a location-based bitcoin to cash marketplace on: January 31, 2013, 03:30:45 AM
Feature request:

Ability for me to cause a new deposit address to be generated for my account.  

hm? if I click on "wallet" I can see a box to the right with my past Addresses (there is three of them currently plus the "active" one). I think a new one is generated when you send to the current one... but I'm not sure.

Wow, either that's new or I'm blind.  On my wallet page I see a link that reads:
 "Request new address"

Along with the description:
"It is recommended to request new address now and then for privacy reasons."
 
 - https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/wallet/

So, awesome, problem solved!
2179  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: some one able too sell me bitcouns? on: January 31, 2013, 01:10:58 AM
Is anyone able too sell me bitcoins via pay papal? Il give 450 Aud for 21 bitcoins...

About the only method to buy bitcoins using PayPal is through VirWoX.  To do that, you first purchase Second Life Lindens (SLLs) and pay using PayPal.  Then convert those SLLs to BTCs and withdraw.
 - http://www.VirWoX.com

In Australia there are many methods to easily purchase bitcoins.

The newest is using online bill payment (POLi payments) through ZIGGAP:
 - http://www.ZIGGAP.com

Or if you can deposit cash you have multiple methods:
 - Bit Innovate (at Commonwealth bank or Westpac)
 - Spend Bitcoins (several banks)
 - ZIGGAP (National Australian Bank/NAB)

Here's more info on these methods and more:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins
2180  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Social & Economic Experiment on: January 31, 2013, 12:59:20 AM
Unfortunately we don't have a budget for this project,

What are you doing that requires you to acquire bitcoins?
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