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1  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: XCOINS.IO Automates the Process of Making Money with Bitcoin [OFFICIAL] on: October 22, 2016, 01:41:37 AM
Well this does provide more info but I d like to hear more reviews from people who have tested this service. Especially from people with higher trust and post count. Nothing against you personally but I have my doubts when reading stuff from people who re still relatively green in crypto. So, anyone else who s been using this? Images? Proof?

I understand that you may not trust my review, no offence taken. It's true that I don't have a high post count. However, I've been a member/lurker here for nearly 3 years now and I bought my first Bitcoin 4 years ago, so I'm not exactly "green", but nor am I a grizzled old veteran. I just don't post unless I feel I can contribute (there is far too much white noise on this site). I'm linking a screen grab of some of my xCoins transactions - perhaps that may suffice to convince you that I'm not a shill.

http://imgur.com/a/SbAXg

Anyway, bear in mind that I'm not necessarily recommending xcoins.io, but my experience has been mostly positive (I've been luckier than some). Also, I'm more knowledgeable about this platform than most, as I'm an active lender and member of both the private lenders forums and chat channels. Personally, I'm convinced it's not a scam site, but it is new and it is not yet as professional as it could be.

As I mentioned before, there are several obvious risks involved, so, as always, do your due diligence. xCoins fees are higher than you may be used to (as I said, you can use the promotion code jbh184 on registration to mitigate this). Also, customer service at xCoins is definitely lacking; xCoins seem to be under-staffed in that department, but they seem to be trying pretty hard and the system is mostly automated and effortless (when it works as it should).

The poster above who claims it is a scam is 100% wrong - that incident is most likely a result of poor customer service, not intentional fraud, and that poster is just frustrated and venting. There are no genuine incidents of fraud that I'm aware of (and I'm paying close attention - my money is at risk). I don't blame the poster though, there definitely have been periods lasting for several days with no word from customer support. Usually, they come back and launch a new feature they have been working on, then they deal with the outstanding support issues (hardly an ideal way of doing business). However, I opened a support ticket today and had a response within 30 mins, so things seem to be improving.

Hope this all helps a little.


I second this post.  This service rocks, but like has already been said, it has occasional glitches, but is definitely not a scam
2  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: HashOcean reviews on: June 27, 2016, 09:29:41 PM
It seems all cloud mining site are down right now , including Genesis.  Are they ALL owned by the same group?

genesis-mining.com is up for me.
you're right, it is up but Malwarebytes is blocking it for me
That's never happened before
3  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: HashOcean reviews on: June 27, 2016, 09:22:05 PM
It seems all cloud mining site are down right now , including Genesis.  Are they ALL owned by the same group?
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [PRE-ANN] WAVES. Ultimate crypto-tokens blockchain platform. on: June 06, 2016, 06:14:53 AM
Where can I buy this?

Trading on Exchanges happen on 14th June.

If you are looking to get them before then, you can visit this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1496254.0

Or... you can head over to Yobit but i highly would not recommend that.
Do you think yobit price is accurate? And if so, do you think buying at yobit with the IOU now would give us a good profit when the waves will be launch on June 14, 2016? Need some advise people.

Honestly, Yobit's prices are only for their own benefit. I highly doubt launch price will skyrocket to that kinda price. You can refer to the recent LSK scenario for example. Although i do feel that WAVES is better, i don't think Yobit's price is highly reflective of launch day price but rather a foreseeable future in the next few months. And I hope so too!

You are better off trading with members here via escrow.
Yobit lisk IOU's traded as high as $5!  Reality settled in on launch day and after where they now trade for about 50 cents.  Yobit IOU prices are pure hype
5  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Bitcoin Core / Bitcoin XT on: August 16, 2015, 06:09:27 PM
Pardon my ignorance on the matter, but how does one get Armory to use XT as the engine, rather than Core?
6  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Coinbase sucks on: July 12, 2015, 07:29:04 AM
Emphasis on:

So sick of reading angry adolescent, "I know it all", teenage-angst bullshit on this forum. Honestly, just shut the fuck up!
7  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Coinbase sucks on: July 12, 2015, 07:25:19 AM


Buy bitcoin on Monday, get told I'll receive bitcoin Friday.

Cool, so if the money's in my bank account Wednesday I'm good right

Nope, $34 fee because the money wasn't in my account four days before I'd receive the bitcoin.

Hey coinbase, why don't you take your noses out of the governments asshole for a minute and realize tattle-telling on what people do with their BTC, charging bullshit fees like this, is only going to fuck you over in the end?

You already have a shit reputation for sucking all that government cock, all it's going to take is one single decent competitor to put you assholes out of business.

p.s. your logo sucks cock, muh minimalism, muh facebook.  No self-respecting bitcoiner has any respect for you cunts.

Dood, you essentially bounced a check. How can you be mad at COINBASE? That's just retarded.

If you had made a credit card purchase Monday with a maxed out credit card that you KNEW had $0 available credit, would you be mad at the credit card company for charging you an over-the-limit fee? After all, the thing you ordered on Amazon wouldn't arrive until FRIDAY!

Circle and Coinbase are the same goddamn thing...people need to stop acting like one is better than the other. Same policies, same cost. (No, Circle is not "free")

I hate centralized exchanges too...but they are a necessary on-ramp to get regular people into BTC. They have all kinds of dumb regulation to comply with or THEY ALL GO TO JAIL.

So sick of reading angry adolescent, "I know it all", teenage-angst bullshit on this forum. Honestly, just shut the fuck up.


So much this!!!!!!  Thank you
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: "Satoshi Nakamoto" is an anagram for a secret NSA op on: May 15, 2015, 05:57:16 AM

It recently occurred to me that all this speculation about "who" Satoshi is might be a red herring, and that the name does not stand for an individual person but for a top secret gov't operation. Then I started to wonder how to crack the enigma of that elusive name, and it soon became clear that it had to be an anagram for something. As I researched further into this I became convinced that this has to be the answer to "who" Satoshi is. After some exhaustive work I arrived at what seems to me the most likely decipherment of the code and I now present it in these forums for the review of the bitcoin community. You may not agree with the specific anagram I came up with as there are many other possibilities. But it seems undeniable that the name "Satoshi Nakamoto" is some kind of code. Solving the code could be the key to the survival of bitcoin. Here's the anagram I came up with:

A NSA Soma hit to KO

KO is of course a term from the sport of boxing which means "knockout." Soma is a fictional drug from the Aldous Huxley novel "Brave New World," which is used to keep the masses docile and controllable. I don't think the term "NSA" requires any explanation in these forums.

And with this it becomes clear what's really going on with bitcoin. I'm not saying to avoid bitcoin and never use it. It's possible that the people will be able to re-direct bitcoin from its original purposes of governmental control, or even to create a new crypto with different aims. But an awareness of these hidden realities is advisable as we move into an unknown future.


Actually, the SAmsungTOSHIbaNAKAmichiMOTOrola theory is more credible than that anagram.  Nice try, though.
9  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: What is the point of Coinbase Bitcoin exchange??? on: May 05, 2015, 02:14:00 PM
The exchange allows active trading with the ability to store dollars on the site.  This facilitates being able to get in and out of the market quickly if you are an active trader.  You cannot do that with the regular Coinbase site.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Waste of time on: January 18, 2015, 06:45:15 AM
"Waste of time" is right... but sometimes I can't resist:

Bitcoin has lost 90% of its value twice already since 2011 before moving to new highs.  We are now approaching -90% from the last high.
 Idiot OP is either a sock puppet or scared puppy who hasn't sat through the previous two down moves.  Grow a sack man
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I'm fucking out. bitcoin will be over soon..confirmed. on: January 18, 2015, 06:19:05 AM

WEAK SAUCE
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin is so so dead... on: January 18, 2015, 06:11:23 AM
In the year 2010 I was introduced to bitcoin while listening to a philosophy podcast. At that time bitcoin had just CRASHED all the way from $30 down to $3. The "bubble" had popped if you will, and it was quite clear to everyone that bitcoin was dead.

So I decided to buy 500 Bitcoin.

The very next day I walked into my garage and accidentally stepped onto a rake which flew up and hit me in the head and was knocked out cold and remained in a coma for 5 years.

I woke from my coma yesterday and the first thing that I did was ask what the price of bitcoin was doing, the answer i got was, "Bitcoin is dead, it's just crashed all the way down to $197."

HaHa  I see what you did there...  Well played!

For those that don't understand:  Bitcoin has lost 90% of its value twice already since 2011 before moving to new highs.  We are now approaching -90% from the last high.  Good times are ahead for bitcoin holders.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin - Scamming Nerds out of their Starbucks Wages on: January 18, 2015, 06:03:09 AM
i've noticed a big series of people coming here as new users and posting 1 long ass FUD post out of nowhere. What a coincidence!

The long winded 1st time posts that never respond back are the paid troll (sock puppet) accounts.   Often times, they're also just stupid as hell.  Ponzi?  Really?  This one is obviously just trying to use trigger words like "ponzi" or "scam" to inspire negativity and doubt about BTC.  Fucking amateurs.
14  Economy / Speculation / Re: Falling is shooting interviews now. on: November 13, 2014, 02:05:21 AM
I don't get his reasoning, he main critique is that bitcoin penetration/usage is way lower than "previously thought" or how the community makes it look like. I agree with that, but what does this say about possible future developments? if anything, I'd say "oh great, so I'm even more early adopter than I thought" or "there is way more room for growth than previously thought".

At least future development got a clear degree of uncertainty. I really loathe the desillusional people here that sometimes seem to only live in their own dreamworld. Almost everyday I see the same bullshit statement passing by: 'Adoption is ever increasing and....'. I really ask myself if the idiots that bring that shit to these boards tell that to themselves each and every day before they go to sleep, thinking about their 800 dollar+ coins. Whenever there is some lame announcement about some new Bitcoin venture, people immediatly grasp the opportunity to implictly proclaim that market adoption has just doubled again.
 
I know better and so do many others here; if they will admit it is a second. When I read the media regarding Bitcoin, it is mostly (if not nearly exclusively) bad news. When I look around me I literally see no one using Bitcoin out of dozens of people I know. Above all I know for sure that many of them will never start using it, as they want to avoid risk. The adoption myth will slowly deflate itself in the mid term.

Looks like pretty strong growth in usage to me:



I wonder how much of that is due to trading. Also: what immediatly catches the eye is that the growth in adoption seems far slower than price growth (that is, the bubble we saw in november/december 2013). I still don't see people jumping into Bitcoin, as it is far too complex for the average joe. He wants something simple, easy and safe, and therefore Bitcoin will simply prove to be no candidate at all in the long run. I expect that some altcoin (that is, not some Bitcoin clone but something real like Nxt for example) will take its place and that particular altcoin might have a small chance of becoming used as it is meant to be.

Like many of you btc detractors, you act as though bitcoin should have just sprang into existence and been as easy as a credit card to use from day one.  With game changing socio-economic breakthroughs like bitcoin, it doesn't happen like that; even widespread use of credit and debit cards took years to take hold.  Right now bitcoin is in its infant growth phase, where development is taking place to help make it much easier to use.  The key phrase is "give it time." 
15  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Esoteric Investments, LLC (up to 1% earnings) on: November 01, 2014, 03:56:46 PM
Website is down... Did they pull the plug already?
16  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: bitcoin-trader.biz on: October 30, 2014, 01:43:27 AM
The funny thing is, though, these HYIPs have been around for ages - but it is only just comparatively recently that they are moving into the Bitcoin scene - obviously, like a lot of other people, because they have seen something new and exciting and thought "I can make money out of this".

I get the feeling though, that they have forgotten one thing - Bitcoin has a community, and people that will speak out again and again to warn others away from things like this.
There are "traditional" HYIP forums, where people discussed these programs (Bitcoin related or not) - but they are heavily moderated and often supported by ad money from the admins of the HYIP programs. But the people posting there are very aware (usually) that they are taking a massive risk, and it's really just all a gamble - they don't really go out of their way to point out (what should be) the obvious, to the noobs who turn up expressing an interest. In the Bitcoin community, people WILL take the time to do that.

In some ways these new Bitcoin-related HYIPs are more insidious, because they are preying on a new pool of people who most likely haven't been targetted by HYIP admins before. Some of them genuinely think they have found a risk-free way of increasing their Bitcoin wallet values. At least with the traditional HYIPs the admins seem to know that, to some extent, they are really just catering to a hardened bunch of HYIP players who are used to taking the wins with the losses, just like fruit machine or card gamblers.

Well said.  This is nothing new or specific to bitcoin, it's just a new arena for the scammers to play in.
17  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: bitcoin-trader.biz on: October 25, 2014, 07:42:14 AM
 
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If you invest in HYIPs or Ponzis, your life is basically meaningless garbage.

Wow, good to know you've got everything figured out.  Roll Eyes
18  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: bitcoin-trader.biz on: October 24, 2014, 07:52:58 PM
Yes, due to the nature of a ponzi, some people will profit,

Far from certain (unless you meant the operator). This ponzi locks the funds for 120 days. Will there be enough inflow after that time for the ponzi operator to make it profitable to pay out those accounts? Absolutely not certain.

BT lasted for quite a bit longer than 120 days, so I'm fairly certain that there are some that managed to cash out their initial money and profits.

Also, the 120 day lockin was one of the smart tricks that contributed to the success of this particular scam. Almost all Ponzis allow you to withdraw your money at any time. The 120 day lockin has 2 advantages over that: First, it makes the story more believable, because if your money was truly invested somewhere, it wouldn't be available for immediate withdrawal. Second, and more importantly, the lockin period prevented panic withdrawals. With other schemes you see people trying to mass withdraw when the site is down for a few hours or when there are other issues. With BT that was not possible and the operator could anticipate potential large withdrawals long in advance and this, I think, contributed greatly to the stability and longevity of this particular Ponzi.

There are many HYIPs that run for years, look at the lifetimes of some of them on this link: https://www.goldpoll.com
19  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: bitcoin-trader.biz on: October 19, 2014, 05:27:36 AM
Another pirate40? It is amazing that you never run out of people that would fall for such kind of scheme, never...  Undecided
You can actually "invest" in these types of schemes as a high risk type of play and make some decent return.  The trick is knowing when they're gonna pull the plug.  
20  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: bitcoin-trader.biz on: October 12, 2014, 04:29:47 PM
You know folks...I have not been able to make any money with bitcoin it is just a passing scam...We have paypal and transfer systems much more reliable and that are not a hotbed for snake oiling scamming theives (the anonymous nature of BTC is their magnet).

I am tending to side with Warren Buffett recently.

ElectricSavant

Thieves and scammers use Paypal and Western Union too.  It's not a bitcoin problem, it comes down to how careful each individual is with where they put their money and HOW they use their money.  Whether it's bitcoin or fiat,  as long as something has a perceived value, a percentage of the population will try to trick you out of it.
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