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1081  Other / Meta / Re: New legendary rank? on: August 11, 2014, 04:46:14 AM
So many legends on this thread. You guys are gonna make a killing off of sig campaigns (well, maybe only a bit more than heroes). You must feel so powerful now, you have half a yellow coin!
1082  Other / Meta / Re: New legendary rank? on: August 11, 2014, 04:36:27 AM

I'm having some cognitive dissonance about how surprisingly happy I am about this, and also about how much more important I feel now than I did about 10 minutes ago.
1083  Other / Meta / Re: New legendary rank? on: August 11, 2014, 04:31:24 AM
Legendary ... wait for it.

We will be condemned.  Watch your back for stones hurled your way.
1084  Economy / Services / Re: [PrimeDice] [Highest Paid Signature] Earn Bitcoins Simply By Posting on: August 11, 2014, 04:22:53 AM
So, I'm no longer a hero member, I'm apparently "legendary."

Does this affect the payouts  or the signature we need?

how did you get to legendary?

Some quick glancing in meta suggests this is a recent change.  Apparently my activity level is past whatever new threshold they set.
1085  Economy / Services / Re: [PrimeDice] [Highest Paid Signature] Earn Bitcoins Simply By Posting on: August 11, 2014, 04:21:04 AM
So, I'm no longer a hero member, I'm apparently "legendary."

Does this affect the payouts  or the signature we need?
1086  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Russia is getting ready to bomb the USA :( on: August 10, 2014, 07:43:16 PM

Haha, love this.  All of this is just political posturing (that's aside from the known fact that all of humanity will die if they aren't threatened by the extinction of their race on a weekly basis).
1087  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Core address on: August 10, 2014, 07:18:24 PM
I just downloaded and synced bitcoin Core.

So what address do I use to receive bitcoins?

It doesn't seem to tell me what it is.

When I click request payment, it generates a new address every time.
I don't want a new wallet address for every transaction. I'll never be able to keep track of them all.

I just want one address to use with this wallet. Is that even possible???

What am I doing wrong?

Judging solely from this post and the questions you're asking, I think it's probably best that you spend a lot more time researching BTC and how it works before using it.   Too many BTC have been lost by users who try to rush into making transactions.  There is no safety net here to catch you if you screw up Smiley
1088  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 1,000-member secret progressive journalist group uncovered, FUD spreaders of BTC on: August 10, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
If anyone has been around these forums long enough to see the dozens and dozens of users who, from the very first post, make it clear that their *only* objective is to make every post an anti-Bitcoin war cry, then this isn't too surprising.  Sure, I'd imagine a few of those users are just bitter because they irresponsibly lost all of their savings and need someone else to blame, but the sheer volume of these types of users is indicative of something else going on.  And that's not including YouTube and Reddit posters, etc.
1089  Other / Off-topic / Re: Post your Internet speed on: August 10, 2014, 07:08:39 PM
I get right around 53 mbps.   Interestingly, my cable/internet package costs less than the basic internet package by itself which gives only ~1/10th the speed.
1090  Other / Off-topic / Re: I just donated to Wikipedia. Using Bitcoin. on: August 10, 2014, 07:06:44 PM
The problem is wiki is going to sell those bitcoin and push down the market...

The volume would be insufficient to do this, unless by "push down" you mean "weakly nudge."
1091  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Alternative cryptocurrency is dead on: August 10, 2014, 07:03:43 PM
I agree with most of what you said, but the biggest interest to me is the experimental features people are adding. Clearly Bitcoin could use some improvements, but the core team is intentionally making slow progress to keep the ecosystem stable. Can't even imagine what the crypto scene is going to look like in 3-5 years Smiley

Yes, the nice thing about alt-coins is that they provide real-life testing grounds for new ideas.   I'd imagine that the Bitcoin market would actually be much weaker in its current state if none of these other ideas were explored.
1092  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: tell me best coin to mine on: August 10, 2014, 06:58:42 PM
please tell me other coins easy to mine and profitable

Are you aware of how to research various coins' profitability?
1093  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Selling on LocalBitCoins? Watch out.. on: August 10, 2014, 06:56:03 PM
One simple fact to keep in mind:  As far as I'm aware, it is *not* illegal for law enforcement to lie to you to coerce you or trick you into committing or confessing illegal activity.  It is entirely up to you to know the laws in your area and to protect yourself accordingly.
1094  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How long have you been using Bitcoin? on: August 10, 2014, 06:49:30 PM
I've been using BTC since Summer 2011.

The market has evolved rapidly since then, but its still in its infancy.  Still, its amazing to see how much has happened since then and how far we've come Smiley
1095  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Which coin is the greatest pain to use? on: August 10, 2014, 06:45:10 PM
NMC due to its command prompt client, though by no means have I tried anywhere near a majority of coins out there.
1096  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why Anonymity so important to you? on: August 10, 2014, 06:42:47 PM
So regarding BTC, I understand why people use it.
So you can't be tracked down, it's useful, it's fast, etc etc.

But do you remain anonymous because of blackhat related activities?
Do you just not want to be known?

I personally don't care. I just think that BTC is a great investment for me.
Is Anonymity not that important to you?

I don't use it because it's difficult to trace, but because 1) it's a promising investment and 2) I directly control my money.

Anonymity isn't important to me because I have no intentions of doing anything illegal, and I don't have a wife to hide any 'interesting' purchases from Smiley
1097  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Why is Armory sending our *USERNAMES* to ‼️ on: August 10, 2014, 06:37:46 PM
Sorry guys, I've been out all day, but I've been thinking about this.  You all are absolutely right.  We made two mistakes:

(1) We assumed that because we choose not to store/process the IP data, that users would believe us that we don't
(2) We incorrectly assumed the that space of user home paths on your desktop was big enough that the 4 byte identifier would not have adverse privacy implications. I did not consider that people's home usernames might be, say, their username on

It's quite clear that those two pieces of data do have pretty serious privacy implications.  I want to fix this ASAP.  

To be clear, the reason we made the unique identifiers is because we don't want to store any IP data for the reasons described: if there was a subpoena of some sort, we'd prefer to not have anything to reveal.  And we don't store it.  But, we incorrectly assumed that the unique identifiers would be sufficiently non-privacy-leaking while still allowing us to remove duplicates (in response to justus: we want an identifier that will be persistent between loads so that users that start the program over and over are not counted for each start--as we all know, a lot of users have difficulty with Armory and will start it 300 times to try to get it to work).  It is clear these were bad assumptions since we technically could be storing both which would be quite bad.  

I hope we've generated enough good faith with the community that we get a little slack that this was not our intention.  I take the blame for not realizing that, and I want to make sure that it is fixed.  ASAP.  I will happily take feedback on how this should be adjusted so that we can meet our goals without compromising the privacy of the users.  

I agree we should decouple the option from the announcement fetching.  We consider announcements to be extremely important, and why we made that difficult to disable:  if there's a critical security (or privacy!) vulnerability in Armory, there is a very short window where someone might try to exploit it to steal peoples' coins, and there's no better way to help users than to make sure a big scary warning pops up the next time they start Armory.  The fact that we coupled the OS/version reporting with meant that it was as hard to disable that as it is the announcement fetching.  We can easily separate them and will happily make it easy to disable the OS/version reporting.

Re privacy policy:  On the advice of our lawyer, we included the "may collect IP addresses" because we have no way to prove that we don't.  And since our website uses google-analytics, we don't have control over what google does with the access patterns of users to our website.  It was a bit of CYA that companies have to abide by, especially in the US.  Note we describe at the bottom of that page we describe how to disable it with a link to our troubleshooting page.

On the upside: another positive example of the power of open-source software.  We have casually encouraged users to go through the code base, and we even contacted the Open Crypto Audit Project to try to get a code review (and never heard back from them).  We are obviously believers in open-source, and here's the first solid example of Armory getting better because of it.  We will get this fixed.

A very nice, professional response.  I'm glad to see this issue is being addressed in a transparent manner.
1098  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Wikipedia Raises 237 BTC Through Donations In One Week on: August 10, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
Better late than never. Next time I see Jimmy's face on the page header I might actually chip in

Given the exchange rate now, I'm guessing they're kicking themselves for waiting so long.
1099  Economy / Speculation / Re: Will bitcoin ever reach $1000 dollars again? on: August 10, 2014, 05:59:40 PM
I think the chances of >$1000/BTC are very high.    Other than rapidly spreading mindshare of concept, Bitcoin's pervasiveness in terms of people actually using it isn't very deep yet.  I think even a single major event, e.g. launch of the Winklevoss ETF, easily has the potential to start another massive rally.

I think a much more interesting question is how the market might respond *after* the next big rally.  Something intuitive tells me that with each new bubble, the rapid changes in systemic input/output tests the limits of market stability.  I'm concerned that another rally of similar proportions might cause irreparable instability (e.g. we rally, then we crash but can't recover). 
1100  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Scammers Use Bitcoins??? on: August 10, 2014, 05:51:49 PM

I was just wondering: I am planning to buy something of a person online using Bitcoins, but what if he doesn't send me my item?
To me, a Bitcoins-dummy, a Bitcoin wallet seems like some sort of anonymous bank account because you can just fill in a fake name etc.
Now what if I buy something of this person, and he doesn't send the item to me, how can I report him or how can I know who he is? Is there a way I can use his BT address to see who he is?
I'm just very cautious as I don't want to be scammed.

Thank you very much,


My general advice is to not make *any* transactions with BTC until you are genuinely confident (not over-confident) that you know how to use it and that you understand generally how the protocol works.  There's simply too much margin for user error.
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