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501  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: BTC-e on: June 26, 2013, 06:03:40 PM
They are doing site maintenance.

The site currently shows:

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Технические работы
Ведутся технические работы на сервере. Приносим извинения за неудобства.
Maintenance
Site is under maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

and hopefully service will resume (with no significant issue), but in the meantime, my post here might be worthwhile reading:

Your Bitcoins Are Not Safe At Alt-coin Exchanges
 - http://bitcoin.tumblr.com/post/53207712103
502  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Being exempt from MSB licenses? on: June 26, 2013, 06:17:14 AM
Would operating outside the US and not accepting any US customers make you exempt from MSB rules and regulations?

U.S. MSB rules and U.S. regulations, yes.  You may have similar rules and regulations for that jurisdiction however.
503  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-06-25 UK Telegraph - Why Bitcoin is on the money. on: June 25, 2013, 08:14:16 PM
Heh ... love the comments section!

"It seems we need protection, if we use Bitcoins, from nasty people who might scam us, to be provided by governments [who most certainly will scam us]" (my interpretration in brackets).
504  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Coinbase account hacked? Has this happened to anyone? on: June 25, 2013, 05:36:25 PM
They told me this was a software error.

Scary.  Hopefully it was to an internal address.
505  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: Los Angeles (SoCal) Bitcoiners Meetup? on: June 25, 2013, 05:34:59 PM
While a bit of a drive from LA, there is a Trade and Talk meetup in Encinitas, CA this evening (Tuesday, Jun 25th 2013):

 - http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Traders-of-San-Diego/events/125715742/
506  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-06-24 TheMisesCircle.org - The Proof-Of-Work Concept on: June 25, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
The Proof-Of-Work Concept
by Daniel of @misescircle

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This concept, which grew out of ideas from the early cypherpunk movement1, is new to monetary theory and feels a little out of place in computer science too. I will show that biology gives us the most suitable framework for understanding it.

 - http://themisescircle.org/blog/2013/06/24/the-proof-of-work-concept/
507  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Bitcoin Foundation receives cease and desist order from California on: June 25, 2013, 02:29:21 AM
Maybe they think the Bitcoin Foundation was involved in "money transmission" because of the working Bitcoin ATM at the conference Huh

Heh, very well could be.  That event was in San Jose, CA.   The facilities were rented by Bitcoin Foundation.   This activity occurred in plain view (and probably was even promoted by Bitcoin Foundation, as-in  ... need bitcoins, go visit the Bitcoin ATM).

I could see the State using that incident as the justification for an opportunity to send a Cease and Desist.
 
508  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: List of court cases, complaints, regulatory actions, etc. on: June 24, 2013, 06:44:43 AM
No worries was just helping out I'll let you have that one

Heh, well this list benefits from having many collaborators and any supporting data / links as well so your link to the forum thread is valued!
  
No need to duplicate although that might happen if enough articles appear maybe add a master index on page 1

Ya, most of the entries so far are for the U.S., ... and there are a couple hundred nations in this world -- each likely to have an entry or three eventually.  So at some point an index for the most significant ones might be useful.  We're not anywhere near that yet though, I don't think.
509  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: List of court cases, complaints, regulatory actions, etc. on: June 24, 2013, 04:43:43 AM
Drug Enforcement Agency seizes Bitcoins
June 24, 2013
Location: Charleston, SC, USA

Abstract: Drug Enforcement Agency reports that bitcoins were seized from Eric Daniel Hughes AKA Casey Jones as a result of a violation of the Controlled Substances Act

Users Bitcoins Seized by DEA
 - http://letstalkbitcoin.com/post/53700133097/users-bitcoins-seized-by-dea

DEA Official Notice
 - http://www.forfeiture.gov/pdf/DEA/OfficialNotification.pdf

[Edit: Additional links and info from report by freedomno1:

Users' Bitcoins Seized by DEA
June 23, 2013

By Brian Cohen and Adam B. Levine

June 23,2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration posted an Official Notification that Bitcoin (i.e. property) belonging to Eric Daniel Hughes was seized for forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881, because the property was used or acquired as a result of a violation of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. §§ 801 et seq.)

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

13-DEA-581051, 11.02 Bitcoins, Acct.#1ETDwGUC1QcjYuehFr3u1FD3MvDaUs7SFy,

VL: $814.22 which was seized in Charleston, SC from Eric Daniel Hughes AKA Casey Jones on April 12, 2013

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=241484.0;topicseen
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510  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Bitcoin Foundation Receives Cease and Desist from California on: June 24, 2013, 04:35:44 AM
Scroll the embedded copy of the letter down for some entertaining incompetence.

Specifically:
 - http://www.scribd.com/doc/149335233/CA-State-Cease-and-Desist-May-30#page=1

I especially enjoyed the copy/paste third-party webpage complete with Google adds for attorneys and an executive search firm "Don't have a CFO?"

It would be funnier if I wasn't paying these bumblefucks with my tax dollars.

The PDF is 11 pages, but that link isn't a direct link from the State, so there's no confirmation yet that's what the State sent.
 
511  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-06-23 Coindesk: CA issues cease-and-desist to Bitcoin Foundation on: June 24, 2013, 04:28:33 AM
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The letter, signed by Paul Clayton, senior counsel at the Department of Financial Institutions (California’s financial regulator), gave the Foundation 20 days to respond, although it was only received last week.

I wonder if it would have been more appropriate if Bitcoin Foundation had released this sooner (e.g., same day).  At a minimum, if someone at the Foundation learned of this order and then traded before the order was publicly released, that might be something another government agency might consider to be "insider trading".
512  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How I promote Bitcoin on: June 23, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
Which might - at least I hope so - trigger customers' interest to what the heck this Bitcoin is about.

There is a "rule of seven" in marketing that says that consumers need to see a brand's "message" 7 times before they become familiar with it and feel comfortable enough to buy.  Every touch point, including your link as an payment method alternate to PayPal, adds towards improving familiarity.  Providing a discount is a nice incentive to drum up a little additional interest!
513  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Refocused Invictus P2P Exchange Discussion on: June 23, 2013, 07:48:27 AM
You can post general comments in this thread, but it would be very helpful to focus your comments in the google docs document so that they are in context and can be addressed. 

I would think Google Docs comments isn't that good for Q&A activity.

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The escrow agent is also bonded by other agents.

How does this happen?  Who would bond me if I was anonymous.  (or am I not anonymous with other agents?)
514  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Coinbase new security on: June 23, 2013, 04:58:55 AM
It's still not good enough to stop whoever instantly hacked my account after sending BTC to it

It doesn't look like his Coinbase account got compromised from a theif accessing the account, ... there's something else going on with this:

Since Coinbase doesn't give out private keys there's no way for a thief to create a transaction that looks like a "You sent Bitcoins to an external account" 10.399 BTC withdrawal in the Coinbase Transactions history but at the same time have a transaction combined with other inputs at the blockchain transaction level.
515  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help! BTC disappeared from my Coinbase account. What can I do? on: June 23, 2013, 04:49:41 AM
Here's what the transaction page says now. Same thing it said since the transaction went through:

http://d.pictureupload.us/67790295351c673a941187.jpg

This is all very, very strange because when a payment is sent from Coinbase it gets sent as a single transaction.     But that 10.399 BTC spend transaction was combined with other UTXOs in a transaction.

I'm stumped as if this was something like your account and 2FA being compromised then it would simply show as a 10.399 BTC spend transaction by itself.  Since Coinbase doesn't give out private keys there's no way for a thief to create a transaction that looks like a "You sent Bitcoins to an external account" 10.399 BTC withdrawal in the Coinbase Transactions history but at the same time have a transaction combined with other inputs at the blockchain transaction level.   (Unless, again, this was a private key that you imported but I don't know how Coinbase handles importing of paper wallets / private keys so maybe even doing that wouldn't even have been able to have caused this type of outcome).  

Can you confirm that this address was NOT a paper wallet/private key that you imported?
516  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help! BTC disappeared from my Coinbase account. What can I do? on: June 23, 2013, 03:57:34 AM
but the status said something like "Just a minute until confirmed". It did clearly say the receipt of the coins was pending when to order to send them to another account was also pending. I never saw my account balance above 0.

What does Coinbase show for the transaction status now?
 - https://coinbase.com/transactions

[Edit: The list of addresses in your Coinbase E-Wallet is available from:
 - https://coinbase.com/addresses ]
517  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help! BTC disappeared from my Coinbase account. What can I do? on: June 23, 2013, 03:45:33 AM
I would post a pic of my transaction details, but it is literally the same as the pic posted by DanzoFriend. Same hash, same date and time, same amounts and output addresses down at the bottom of the screen, same block. No difference. None!

You mentioned that you had received "a little over 7 BTC".  There's a UTXO for 7.13310828 BTC.  Is that the transaction you are saying you received and then has since been spent?
  - https://blockchain.info/tx/6813be2f7feb3cc45beefed6fcae8c62aeac7fe23c0613731c6557abe6e4438d?show_adv=true

If so, have you ever imported a paper wallet?  Specifically, 1AGbAJVqMsGgV5TovrVK4s8vFYkF8C5RUH?    
[Edit: I'm not sure how Coinbase treats imported Bitcoin addresses ...  it might sweep funds from a paper wallet to another address in your Coinbase wallet.]
518  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help! BTC disappeared from my Coinbase account. What can I do? on: June 23, 2013, 03:30:06 AM
Lol. I think we are getting trolled.

No, you're not. I was robbed, and so was the other person. Same thing could happen to anyone in the cryptocurrency world.

So you are saying you use Coinbase and your Coinbase balance went down after you received Bitcoin funds?   And there is a transaction in Coinbase history that shows a BTC withdrawal ("You sent bitcoins to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx") and you did not make that withdrawal request?  And that you have 2FA authentication?

Well, then let's consider what could have happened.

Authy is the 2FA authentication method that Coinbase uses.  Authy requires a mobile app or alternatively the 2FA code for withdrawal is sent as a text message.

So did you receive a text message with a 2FA code from Authy?

Either way, Coinbase can help you figure out exactly when this 2FA code for this transaction was sent (and Authy knows the the IP of the mobile device if the 2FA came from an app), and the IP address that was used when accessing Coinbase.com for that withdrawal transaction .

Have you contacted them?
 - http://support.coinbase.com/customer/portal/emails/new
519  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Help! BTC disappeared from my Coinbase account. What can I do? on: June 23, 2013, 01:55:15 AM
I would post a pic of my transaction details, but it is literally the same as the pic posted by DanzoFriend. Same hash, same date and time, same amounts and output addresses down at the bottom of the screen, same block. No difference. None!

I'm not able to see the image on postimg.

But if two separate accounts are showing the exact same withdrawal transaction that's something Coinbase needs to know about.
520  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: What Litecoin means for Bitcoin (and crypto in general) once it's on Mt.Gox on: June 22, 2013, 08:20:08 AM
What I'ld like to know is who suffers if Mt. Gox offers Litecoin trading and there is a 51% attack against Litecoin in which those funds were then double spent against Mt Gox.

Mt. Gox was asked this question, but they declined to provide an answer:
 - http://pastebin.com/RVe7LbH9

As a result, it must be presumed that funds are not safe when left with an exchange that trades alt coins and doesn't have a policy or other protections regarding a 51% attack:

Your Bitcoins Are Not Safe At Alt-coin Exchanges
 - http://www.bitcoinmoney.com/post/53207712103
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