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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Crypto trading platform - Bitsgap on: November 06, 2019, 09:02:24 PM
Looking at their thread on this forum they have several  comments from low ranked members who are posting "thank you posts" to bump the thread. If the OP is not connected to the project then it was 100% a paid review and judging on their previous issues with newbies posting on the thread with useless bumping replies I would say that this review is biased.
2  Other / Meta / Re: @Theymos - how about verifying for Brave/BAT? Easy extra revenue. on: November 06, 2019, 08:59:12 PM
Shitcoin peddling in Meta?
That looks to be the reason why this post was posted to advertise brave? Because a forum with over 1000 BTC in its reserves is not going to be interested in under $12 in rewards it just does not make sense to suggest this without being involved in the project itself surely?
3  Other / Meta / Re: Why is USER STATS is disabled? on: November 06, 2019, 08:30:26 PM
This is how the page looked like in case you might have forgotten. It was so detailed and would help guide on one's posting habits, favorite boards to post in, times the user is most active etc

I remember those days, late 2017. The forum loading speed would be so slow.

They were detailed at the same time as being vague if that makes any sense since the removal of the statistics page we have seen many members of the forum step up and continue to post more informative data than that page ever shown. DmdrDmdr and loyce being the more known members to post these statistics and have gained a lot of merit from them. In a way disabling that page was a good thing because we got more in depth statistics from these members because of it.

I can't remember the forum being slow other than the times that it would be under attack from Ddos attacks. simple machine forums are not that hard to run with very low bandwidth and hardware compared to other more resource intensive forums.
4  Economy / Service Discussion / What services are Bitcoin in need of? on: November 06, 2019, 08:23:02 PM
Bitcoin has progressed into a thriving currency and has touched almost every industry in some way or another but what services would you like to see accepting Bitcoin? This thread has two reasons for being made first to see what services the Bitcoin users are looking for but also to expose certain services which already exist but the majority of people are not aware of.
5  Other / Meta / Re: @Theymos - how about verifying for Brave/BAT? Easy extra revenue. on: November 06, 2019, 08:20:21 PM
It does not; it isn't even an opinion. Science, not damned religion and authority fallacies.
That might be true but a lot of people get caught up on following "satoshi's vision" like hes some sort of god so its interesting you would mention religion. They seem to forget the short comings that Satoshi had and label him as this all perfect god  being which the fact is he/she/they were just like you and me. I don't think a forum vision has been mentioned in its history and I'm sure we will be seeing different cryptocurrencies mentioned by the administrators of the forum and probably sometimes endorsed by them like Grin.
6  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Generating a paper wallet securely on: November 06, 2019, 08:16:31 PM
There's no way you can generate a paper wallet offline.
The only way is to use an old computer, generate the paper wallet and print it on an old printer that has no access to Wi-Fi. Or why not get an Hardware wallet and store all your funds there and bury the wallet seeds. Since Y'all trust hardware wallets alot.

Ok ignoring the second half of your post which clearly explains a offline wallet but it is possible to generate a wallet using Bitcoin core on a offline computer and transfer the private key to a piece of paper. Generating a paper wallet should only be done offline so saying that it cant be generated offline is just false.
7  Other / Meta / Re: @Theymos - how about verifying for Brave/BAT? Easy extra revenue. on: November 06, 2019, 08:06:52 PM
does it matter what satoshi wanted? 
Nope not in my opinion. We have long moved on  from Satoshi and although he lay the foundations of the forum and future outlook we have already began to move away. Theymos is the one that is guiding this boat now and all that matters is the decisions he makes.
8  Other / Meta / Re: @Theymos - how about verifying for Brave/BAT? Easy extra revenue. on: November 06, 2019, 07:49:51 PM
Bitcointalk should not endorsed any other crypto than BITCOIN. Stick to Satoshi's vision dude.

I don't think Satoshi would be against supporting other projects that deserved attention but Brave is not one of them. Brave has had some good marketing but its not any better than the other trash inside the altcoin subforum. This forum is called though and should try to keep primarily to Bitcoin its up to others if they want to make
9  Other / Meta / Re: Why is USER STATS is disabled? on: November 06, 2019, 07:28:59 PM
I don't think any formal explanation was given to why they have still remained disabled almost 2 years later but it was definitely disabled because of the DDOS attacks that the forum was getting so I assume that the attacks were exploiting this feature of the forum. Now that we have move to cloudflare it should reduce that load though.
10  Other / Meta / Re: @Theymos - how about verifying for Brave/BAT? Easy extra revenue. on: November 06, 2019, 07:26:41 PM
Extra revenue IS my only argument. Seriously, how did you get this dumb? Sold account?
Do you really think that theymos would be risking his reputation and the forums reputation to deal with a shit project which will probably end up hurting those that invest? Just for a couple of pennies when the forum is already earning more than enough money to cover expenses for another 20 years if not more?
11  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Long Term VS Daily Trading on: November 05, 2019, 11:56:52 PM
Thats the thing about trading though, you can't really learn it from reading books (except for some TA basics), you have to learn from experience. One way to get experience without suffering losses is just trading without any money, write down every trade you would make but don't actually do them, then after a while you can see and evaluate what your result would have been. Or you can also just start with a small amount, that'll feel more realistic and you won't have to worry about losses.

And then when you feel you're experienced enough you can start trading real money  Wink
You can learn the basics of trading with books and other resources but the only problem with trading is you are not always able to predict the impact of outside sources on the Bitcoin price. If a cryptocurrency exchange hit the news for being hacked of millions of dollars worth in Bitcoin you would probably expect this to have a bad effect on the price but depending on the circumstances it could actually have a positive and upward effect.

These things are hard to control and predict and that is why trading will always have an element of luck involved.
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: [PSA] CRYPTO AIRDROP SCAMS ON TWITTER/YOUTUBE [$100K+ STOLEN] on: November 05, 2019, 12:20:15 AM
The only way to stop this thing is to educate them all to be aware of this kind of scam. but those newbie investors are only coming to this site after they fell victim to this kind of scams. that's why before they engage in some kind of investment, they really need to study it and research the project as much as they can.

The most helpful topic I read about preventing such scam is this one: Collection of comprehensive guides on identify and avoid scam projects

Ponzi's are always evolving and can be hidden behind some really convincing business models. I'm not sure how we are to educate newbies because as you said they are only looking out for this information about potential scams once they have already been scammed. .Ponzi's are not only an issue with Bitcoin and are a problem with fiat too. The only difference is that the law enforcement on cash related ponzi's are moderated and enforced more often.
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: [Tutorial] Easy Way To Report Phishing Email For Gmail User on: November 05, 2019, 12:15:06 AM
I would strongly advice about opening ANY email you dont know as the scammer will know you have clicked it. Its too dangerous, you can still report the email without opening it.

Also, the scammer will track you and know when you clicked it and your IP, so they can use the IP to shadow your account and try to recover it using VPN

This can be avoided by using a VPN to access the email unfortunately if you were to report this email to the authorities for them to look into it they would require the contents of the email which would result in you opening the email. Another alternative would be to use a free text based browser to access the email which would prevent any tracking pixels from being loaded.
14  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: I don't believe Quantum Computing will ever threaten Bitcoin on: November 05, 2019, 12:06:33 AM
A lot of people mention it here but how exactly is a quantum computer so good at one specific task? How are the developed differently? I have been studying quantum computers recently after the recent announcement of the Google quantum computer ground breaking qbits but whenever someone says quantum computers are only good at one specific task they never go into detail why that is true.

I would have thought that quantum computers would be good at all tasks just like a normal computer because they have better hardware than personal computers. How could that possibly have a detrimental effect on the computer if the hardware is much better?

Does it have something to do with the heat that the computer generates because of the amount of work that the hardware is putting in?
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Ledger Fake Site/s - Seed stealers! on: November 04, 2019, 11:46:47 PM
Anyone that uses a ledger make sure to add these malicious sites to a host file and not allow your computer to connect to them. I would advise getting the official website address to ledger and copy and pasting it whenever you need to visit it instead of typing it out and making a mistake. The issue with having several sites above the official site is concerning since people usually don't check and just pick the top entry.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin in High School Syllabus on: November 04, 2019, 11:41:56 PM
Teaching Bitcoin at a high school level will only introduce complexity and not help students in the long term. Bitcoin principles are much harder to explain than that of fiat currencies. Fiat currencies can be explained fairly easily but as soon as you introduce excess numbers such as 0.000036 btc then it becomes increasingly difficult when considering this is at a high school level. Bitcoin fundamentals would be better introduced at a university level in my opinion.
17  Other / Meta / Re: We need fresh design on: October 28, 2019, 11:43:11 PM
Stop Vod. Stop. Stop making me get excited after all these years of being a member. I have come to terms with it that it will never be released.
I think it will eventually be released but there is no chance that theymos will be surprising us for the 10th anniversary with the new forum software. You just have to take a look at the Epoch recent development and you can see that there's still several changes that need to be made. If we are to make a estimate on how long that will take basing it on the past development speed of slickage then I would say there is still a couple of years until the forum is deployed on Bitcointalk.

I'm not too excited for the new forum software really. I think I'm going to miss the SMF look it balances information and blank space perfectly where as I think Epochtalk has too much white space.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Don't become Bounty Hunter! on: October 06, 2019, 11:18:12 PM
I believe that 90% of those who join this forum are here just because someone they trust told them that they can earn money by simply creating an account and start joining bounty campaigns or airdops.
I am here since 2017, and the first time I heard about bitcointalk was around 2015. All I was hearing is that you can earn a lot of money just by joining.
I will not be ungrateful, I earned a lot of money in the past by simply joining fb and twitter campaigns. But all new members must know that this is no longer possible. There are still other ways to earn money here. Just forget about altcoin campaigns, it is not worthy anymore.

The way new members are directly heading to bounties does look like they have been influenced by word of mouth or there is a large amount of account farming going on to earn which I have no doubt is happening with the amount of people who don't contribute to the forum in any way and just update their posts on their bounties to get paid. As for it being profitable I don't know but I am inclined to believe that you can earn a substantial amount if there are so many people rushing to complete these bounties.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin isn't just an investment, it is the future on: October 06, 2019, 10:36:13 PM
indeed at this time with bitcoin you can do whatever you want because basically bitcoin is not an investment but bitcoin as one of the digital currencies used for transactions and has a very high selling value due to the influence of the total supply in circulation and bitcoin can used to make transactions across countries and only requires internet and an online wallet for bitcoin.
What you just said makes no sense how is Bitcoin not an investment? If you are buying it for a short while or even to keep and trade in Bitcoins permanently its an investment. It is the definition of an investment and just because its called a digital currency does not make that not a fact. It might have a high selling point but by no means does that mean its going to continue to rise. 
20  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: BTCPay Server and missing transactions. Help! on: October 06, 2019, 08:00:11 PM
How have you setup up BTCPayServer? This might make it more clear how its sending to an address which you haven't set unless BTCPayServer comes with a default address as a placeholder and you have forgotten to define it in its settings? If you haven't already you should probably think about suspending payments until you get this worked out and test it on the testnet rather than with live Bitcoin to avoid further loss of Bitcoin.
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