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1341  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Brock Pierce and why Bitcoin does not need his skeevy connection on: April 19, 2016, 12:57:04 PM

http://web.archive.org/web/20080418073324/http://www.radaronline.com/from-the-magazine/2007/11/den_chads_world_marc_collins_rector_1-print.php
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Evidence uncovered by Radar suggests the dot-com pedophile may once again have struck it rich, this time concealing his wealth through a new Internet venture controlled by Brock Pierce. As founder of IGE (Internet Gaming Entertainment), Pierce has made a killing selling broadswords, battle axes, and other assets to enthusiasts of multiplayer online games like EverQuest and World of Warcraft. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company hires gamers—thought to be Chinese nationals working in virtual sweatshops—to rack up items inside the games and sell them for real-world dollars to participants who have more money than skill. While not illegal, such deals do run afoul of game rules and are detested by many players.

Sales of digital assets could soon be a $7 billion-a-year industry, according to IGE. Pierce, it's safe to assume, has made a fortune. Upon his return from Spain, he made out-of-court settlements for his role in the M&C debauchery.

There is good reason to believe, however, that Collins-Rector also has a stake in the company. Daniel Cheren, a lawyer who represented three of the boys in their civil suits, openly voices his suspicions about Collins-Rector's involvement, and suggests that money from the new venture should go to the victims. Among other indications, when IGE first surfaced, it listed an address in Marbella, Spain, the town where the trio hid out. Paperwork for the company's incorporation in the United States was filed by Matt Rector, Collins-Rector's brother, along with Collins-Rector's former business partner, attorney Randy Maslow—then IGE's executive vice president.

There is so much wrong with this that it goes way beyond his pathetic, "I did not have sexual relations with . . ." Clinton-eqsue denial when his chequered past was put to him following the public outcry at his appointment to TBF.


1342  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: HONEST BITCOIN: DOUBLE YOUR BITCOINS. YES IT IS A PONZI. on: April 19, 2016, 05:56:30 AM
If you keep insisting that I'm not being clear, either elaborate on where I could clarity more or you're the troll here.

Logic fail, again. Proving you wrong does not then require that I provide a solution to your problems.

The fact that random anonymous internet users can participate means you cannot operate a truly honest ponzi. Which part of that simple truth confuses you?

1343  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: [Dobtc.win] DO BTC - Deposit, wait and win [launched][NEW][10-04-2016] on: April 18, 2016, 01:12:19 PM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1344  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: HONEST BITCOIN: DOUBLE YOUR BITCOINS. YES IT IS A PONZI. on: April 18, 2016, 12:40:59 PM
I already answered your puerile questions. Either you are intentionally trolling, which makes you dishonest, or you suffer some sort of autistic-spectrum-disorder which prevents you from engaging at the required level of intellectual honesty needed to properly evaluate the argument and accept your defeat. Either way you're still the one being dishonest.

As long as there is a chance that the operator will knowingly take money from participants who might not properly understand the system then those who operate the scheme and those who willingly accept a share of the money from this inherently flawed process are doing so dishonestly when they claim it is an 'honest' ponzi.

If you cannot ensure 100% fully-informed participation, which you cannot as already proven, then you cannot claim your ponzi to be an honest system because it may contain funds from people who would otherwise not have sent them, had they actually fully understood what the scheme was.

This means that money which would otherwise not have been deposited becomes part of the system and is taken by the operator and those participants who also know that their share could be coming from somebody who would otherwise not consent.

Fully informed consent is the ultimate basis for secular morality, after all, 'Honestbit'. So one cannot claim a system to be 'honest' if it transgresses the boundaries of fully informed consent.

1345  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Brock Pierce and why Bitcoin does not need his skeevy connection on: April 18, 2016, 12:09:34 PM
I think no one cares about Bitcoin Foundation anymore after the Karpeles incident plus a lot more controversial stuff that happened.


Perhaps nobody in the industry cares, but;
Because in the eyes of Government and the broader public, The Bitcoin Foundation speaks for all bitcoiners. 
We should definitely care.
1346  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: Profitable Investment 750% Total ROI on: April 18, 2016, 08:23:05 AM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1347  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: HONEST BITCOIN: DOUBLE YOUR BITCOINS. YES IT IS A PONZI. on: April 18, 2016, 08:21:33 AM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1348  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: Budget Financial - 100% after 100 hours on: April 18, 2016, 08:19:45 AM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1349  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: User "Cloud Mining" is now deleting posts warning of his ponzi scam in thread. on: April 18, 2016, 07:31:32 AM
'GermanGiant' is maintaining his run of posting in forums which do not display his negative trust rating.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=311162;sa=showPosts

If you haven't checked it out yet, please review my suggestion here for dealing with this obvious gaming of the trust system by known scammers: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1438012.msg14548472#msg14548472
1350  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Method of gaining bitcoin from scratch on: April 18, 2016, 07:25:13 AM
^^^ PSA: Do not click on the previous user's banner. 'GermanGiant' is a shill for, or even the operator of, a known 'cloud mining' ponzi fraud. He chooses to post in forums which do not display his trust rating because it shows him to be untrustworthy and it has dramatically impacted his scam's ability to rope in new victims.



1351  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Brock Pierce and why Bitcoin does not need his skeevy connection on: April 18, 2016, 07:08:52 AM
Many of you are already familiar with the, frankly appalling, history of Brock Pierce, the current Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.

But it has been a while since the initial outrage at his appointment to the board and, while history has shown us that he and his paedophile chums prefer the tactic of avoiding responsibility for their actions and just hoping the furore will burn itself out, I think it is time we revisit the known facts which explain why Bitcoin, The Bitcoin Foundation and this industry in general, needs to distance itself from him as fast and as far as it can.

"An Open Secret FULL DOCUMENTARY"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0V_j8G3cNQ&app=desktop

This documentary gives an in-depth look at child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Brock Pierce is first mentioned at mark 26:06 and what follows is a disturbing insight into how he and his associates conducted their business and social lives. He is referenced throughout the documentary, including in legal deposition citing how he and his powerful industry friends were accused of grooming, drugging, using and abusing young boys. Many of these men are convicted sex offenders. Many of them, even after their high-profile convictions, continue to work in Hollywood with children. So it proves that if an industry is willing to ignore and normalise convicted sexual predators operating unopposed, because of the allure of money and power, cryptocurrency, which *is* money and power, needs to decide if it, too, wants to simply ignore the elephant in the room which is Brock Pierce's public and proven past.

I urge all of you who may not yet be aware of the history of the man who is the public and industry face of bitcoin to watch this documentary and gain insight into who Brock Pierce is and how he and his associates stand accused of destroying the lives of young boys. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and as much as some might claim them to be irrelevant, mainstream media and commerce sees them as the first point of contact when wanting to speak to 'someone from bitcoin'.

At the end of the documentary a 'rogues gallery' sequence leads to this image:


Watch the documentary and then tell me if you still feel his position as Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation is irrelevant to the public and commercial perception of Bitcoin.

Make.Some.Noise.


1352  Other / Meta / Re: [Suggestion] Removal of signature display for negatively rated users on: April 16, 2016, 11:16:54 AM
This is obviously a bad idea and is obviously against the principals the forum is based on.

LMAO, now why did I know you'd take this stance QS? 'Obviously' a bad idea?

How do you figure that the prevention of, say, the example I have given in the OP, where a known shill for a known fraudulent 'cloud mining' scam is gaming the system and flaunting his promotional signature banner, a bad idea? How is the suggestion to have ratings displayed for all forums or at least signatures restricted, an 'obviously' bad idea?

1353  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: [Dobtc.win] DO BTC - Deposit, wait and win [launched][NEW][10-04-2016] on: April 16, 2016, 11:06:39 AM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1354  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: BitWealth scam? on: April 16, 2016, 11:01:41 AM
always check for company reg. number/comodo certification/antivirus security before using a HIYP service

These things are meaningless. You can register a company online for a few quid, get SSL for a few quid more and simply not host malware on your scammy-ass website. How does that serve to prove you are not a ponzi fraud?

1355  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Polish-registered recyclix.com is provably a Ponzi scheme on: April 16, 2016, 10:52:56 AM
There is little point attending what will simply be a promotional booth for their ponzi scheme.

1356  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: Bitcoin Investment [Safe and Secure] on: April 15, 2016, 03:43:47 PM
Public Service Announcement -
This is just another Ponzi Scam
Do Not Invest!

Those who choose to post of their participation
support or encouragement for this scam will
be tagged with negative trust for proving
they wish to help the scammers operate this
Ponzi in return for a share of the funds stolen
from other users. Thereby proving they are not
trustworthy forum members.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
1357  Other / Meta / [Suggestion] Removal of signature display for negatively rated users on: April 15, 2016, 12:27:59 PM
No, I don't mean everywhere, I mean in forums that do not show the trust rating of a user alongside their post.

Example:
Hey guys,

What are some methods of gaining bitcoin from scratch? Grin
Preferably not faucets
Join a signature campaign and invest half of your earning into a profitable cloud mining. That is how u make a lot in the long run due to the cumulative nature of this earning+investment strategy.

This scumbag shill for the ponzi 'cloud mining' fraud cloudmining.website has taken to regularly posting in forums where his negative rating is not displayed, hoping instead to offer some 'helpful' advice and flaunt the gigantic banner promoting his scam in his signature space.

He and his ilk are having to resort more and more to this tactic because they are finding it harder to rope in new suckers to their criminally fraudulent scams. Seeing as they are gaming the trust rating system by avoiding those forums where it is displayed, I think it would make good sense to at least prevent their signature from being included in their post if they are rated as untrustworthy.

Thoughts?

1358  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What to do with 1,5 BTC? on: April 15, 2016, 12:03:51 PM
Hey so i recently got about 1,5 BTC from a service i started and now im wondering what i should do with this. Any tips?
Invest in cloud mining and enjoy long term return.

OP, ignore this user's advice he is a shill for the 'cloud minining' ponzi fraud he advertises in his signature. Clearly just wanting to rope in new suckers to his scam.

The vast majority of 'cloud mining' operations are scams and those that aren't are likely to not be profitable in the months it would take to earn back what you pay to them. They should be avoided at all cost.

Unfortunately there are many people lacking in morality, like GermanGiant, who will happily con you into sending your money somewhere you will not see it return. My advice to you is to stop seeing it as 1.5BTC and think of it as being simply the equivalent amount in your local fiat currency. Whatever you would spend/invest in fiat is likely to be a better guide for you than the recommendations of anonymous internet forum users who might have a motive to be less than honest with you.

 
1359  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: User "Cloud Mining" is now deleting posts warning of his ponzi scam in thread. on: April 15, 2016, 11:55:23 AM
Oh lookie, GermanGiant is back today and busy trying to rope in new suckers:

Hey guys,

What are some methods of gaining bitcoin from scratch? Grin
Preferably not faucets
Join a signature campaign and invest half of your earning into a profitable cloud mining. That is how u make a lot in the long run due to the cumulative nature of this earning+investment strategy.

I especially love how he has emphasised with bold how the OP of the thread concerned could benefit by making sure not to withdraw from his cloud mining ponzi fraud.
1360  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Method of gaining bitcoin from scratch on: April 15, 2016, 11:53:09 AM
Hey guys,

What are some methods of gaining bitcoin from scratch? Grin
Preferably not faucets
Join a signature campaign and invest half of your earning into a profitable cloud mining. That is how u make a lot in the long run due to the cumulative nature of this earning+investment strategy.

OP, ignore this user's advice he is a shill for the 'cloud minining' ponzi fraud he advertises in his signature. Clearly just wanting to rope in new suckers to his scam.

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