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4421  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Instawallet claim process on: December 08, 2013, 04:14:01 PM
I'm probably still on ignore.

I don't use the ignore list. I can ignore you without it just fine.

Either way, if you submitted proper claims (which means visiting your wallet URL and providing a payout address during the claims period), you have exactly one option: e-mail me their IDs, with the corresponding wallet URLs.

Well, for starters, I realized I'm not on your actual ignore list, oppose to Boussac who's on record in starting that I am.

I filled out the forms that was provided on the first day the claim process was available for all three wallets. I have no idea as to what ID you're speaking of, for I never had one emailed to me for any of the wallets.

I do have all three URLs, with only one now showing a corresponding address:

sMceOus2wYrDVAHxA5BssBwB7kgDqC9r4Q   1JppeHVdYQEBGR4uHVTqLQsb2FY1wUTziH   0.835 btc

For the one above, there are two other claims against that wallet, neither of which is mine. There are two claim #s, and perhaps that's what you mean by ID. I'm not sure.

The other two URLs are: and

These two claims look nothing like the one I shown above:

Wallet not found
Report a missing wallet
Your wallet maybe missing because it received funds only after April 1st when Instawallet was suspended.

If that is the case, please use the comment field to tell us the transaction that you would to be taken into account for a refund.

Please do not report a missing wallet if it did not receive any transaction.

Report a missing wallet


An email address is required for us to notify you about the status of your missing wallet.

I filled those two pages once again about two weeks ago and have yet to receive a reply.

I don't have any corresponding wallet addresses to go with either of those two URLs due to them just being moved to new addresses on about March 27th (maybe 28th at the latest), 2013.

The one thing I do recall is that all three wallets shown a balance of zero, and the "block chain" shown that the funds were residing in other freshly created wallet addresses, but gave it no concern due to being rest assured by you that that's the way InstaWallet worked. I wasn't even aware of the hack on the first until the 3rd of April when it was mentioned to me via another thread by greyhawk during some mundane conversation I believe (can easily be found). The wallet address wasn't written down because I used Chrome's bookmaking system to log into InstaWallet.

I wanted patiently, albeit was very pissed off at the onset of this fiasco, because I assumed, as promised, that all would be well after 90 days passes, being that two wallets were over the 50 BTC limit that, by the way, some bitcoiners were paid out that amount and over without having to wait for that self-imposed 90 day limit. My hands were tied during the entire process, but now I'm being informed, in no uncertain terms, I need to somehow provide info that I don't have, coupled with not knowing exactly what's required, although I went through the claim process back in April, and again two weeks ago, but for only two the claims, now not being able to do anything on the page for the smallest claim.

Therefore, what ID are you speaking of so that I can email you what you request, or are the URLs the ID? I'm still not sure what's meant by 'key', but I believe it's the last part of the URL. I've asked in the past what's meant by it, but never received an answer to that simple question.

Bruno Kucinskas

EDIT: The following is the post by greyhawk that brought the hack to my attention:

Aaaaaaaaand it's gone. Forever. This is an ex-change, wait, I mean, this ship has banked, wait, I mean, it's bubble has popped.

This ain't good!

SSL connection error

Unable to make a secure connection to the server. This may be a problem with the server, or it may be requiring a client authentication certificate that you don't have.

It was down yesterday also.

Phinn, go look in Service Discussions. They have served their last bit(coin), their media is write-protected, ENDOFLINE.

Still waiting for clarification as to what ID you want me to send to you via email, davout.

We were dealing with Boussac after the hack(?), and you were nowhere to be found for ~27 days, between March 21, and April 18, 2013. Since then, at least two other employees of Team Paymium are no longer with the org.

For the umpteenth time+, what is/was the name of the independent auditor used for InstaWallet after the hack(?)?

~Bruno Kucinskas
4422  Other / Off-topic / Re: Road Trip on: December 08, 2013, 03:48:56 PM
Looks like the roads are open and the sun is going to shine. Once past Las Cruces, NM, I should be fine. If I make it to Tucson, AZ, tonight, I make it to Vegas on time for the conference, albeit tired and will have to have somebody pick up the pink tutu for me. I already know who I'm going to volunteer.  Grin

4423  Economy / Speculation / Re: It's over. Bitcoin is finished. on: December 08, 2013, 03:19:29 PM
It's impossible for the USD to collapse anytime soon. Too many countries have large reserves in it to let it fail.


"The USD is just too bloated, big, fat, unhealthy and out of shape to have a heart attack"

And, thanks to Obamacare, a nurse is on standby.

4424  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Mega Thread that Feeds People in Need (1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd) on: December 08, 2013, 03:14:52 PM
I'm one of those funny people who likes round numbers. Whenever I get excess digits in my wallet balance which I don't want, I will tidy up by sending a donation this way  Wink

I used to do the same thing at the onset of Bitcoin 100. Once, I sent all the dust from InstaWallet when they announced their first shut down. But, Team Paymium picked them back up and was all well again until, that is, the hack(?), whereupon they were kind enough to not even leave me any dust of the 1,123+ BTC I've yet to be returned, but enjoying the roundaround, them BASTARDS!

Thanks for the bump, Tirapon.

4425  Other / Off-topic / Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw on: December 08, 2013, 03:06:43 PM
Heard on NPR that the US got exactly what they were hoping for.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
4426  Other / Off-topic / Re: What Song are you Listening To? on: December 08, 2013, 03:05:31 PM
In the spirit of being stuck in Texas due to the ice storm, I offer up a song from a guy I once had as a special guest on Writers Night in Nashville back in the day:
4427  Other / Off-topic / Re: May the Truth RIP - Now is Official on: December 08, 2013, 03:00:24 PM
Satoshi's spelling has really gone downhill since his white paper days.

Bush II was pretty articulate till elected president, thus caviar empty.

Hmmm! Two posts in a row referencing fish. Note to self: Change underwear.

4428  Other / Off-topic / Re: What does the GOX say? on: December 08, 2013, 02:56:20 PM
I thought this was gonna be parody of What Did the Fox Say:

Disappoint. And lol at people who still use GOX

Keepin' the rhyme theme, somethin' doesn't smell right.

4429  Other / Off-topic / Re: Road Trip on: December 08, 2013, 02:49:47 PM
The post above was the last thing I was able to do on the internet last night, giving up around midnight. This morning, I'm blowin' and goin', with no bottlenecks... or continental breakfast after being gouged for a room, but I have no room to complain in that regard, for there's tens of thousands around here worse off than I.

Upon getting a cup of coffee in the lobby, the clerk stated that roads are open but treacherous. Going see what I can ascertain online, with Twitter probably being my best bet.

Guess I spoke too soon. So far it's been 30 minutes and counting, trying to post this.

4430  Economy / Speculation / Re: It's over. Bitcoin is finished. on: December 08, 2013, 04:52:13 AM
Don't forget to hand over your Bitcoins on the way out.  Grin

Oh, you mean the US dollar has gained value over the last 100 years.

A little bit of inflation isn't going to wipe out your savings anytime soon.

It's impossible for the USD to collapse anytime soon. Too many countries have large reserves in it to let it fail.
And as Alan Greenspan put it: “The United States can pay any debt it has, because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default,”

...and you call us gullible.  Roll Eyes

I would never be caught dead holding bitcoins.

Then why the fuck are you on this forum, pray tell?
4431  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Fresh Out of Bitcoin Business Ideas on: December 08, 2013, 04:47:04 AM
I have run out of bitcoin business ideas and am looking for suggestions. Does anyone have suggestions on what I should create or develop next?

An exchange, a gambling site, or sell bitcoin miners comes to mine.
4432  Other / Off-topic / Re: Road Trip on: December 08, 2013, 03:37:51 AM

PECOS, Texas (AP) — Transportation officials say a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in West Texas has closed a portion of the highway and claimed the life of at least one.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Santos Carrasco Jr., says the pileup occurred Saturday and involved 10 vehicles. He says one person has died but the person's name was not released.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the pileup was due to icy weather conditions on I-10 westbound at mile marker 192. The accident is about 160 miles east of El Paso and four miles east of the Interstate 20 interchange.

Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 285 in Pecos, and some of it into New Mexico.

West Texas and parts of southeastern New Mexico are battling dangerously icy roads and freezing temperatures this weekend thanks to a cold front.

I'll give you three guesses as to where I'm at, and the first two won't count. According to the receptionist, I won the lottery and got the last room in Pecos, TX, and probably the last room in all of West Texas, if not the entire state, sans the southeastern part. She wouldn't even let me use my $45 coupon (weekend rate, otherwise it's $39 Sunday-Thursday), having to paid $95 plus tax. There was no way I was going to recite some law given my options: warm room or Walmart parking lot, of which is filling up fast from what I can see from my warm room window.

I was about 17 miles from the I-10/I-20 split, when the cops diverted all traffic onto HWY 17, heading north to Pecos. Since we were at a crawl for the last 10+ miles, I asked the officer for more info about the detour. He stated it's 30 miles to Pecos, then get on I-20 to get back to I-10. Conditions, I asked, whereupon he replied that I-20 is fine.

After traveling about 2 miles, now on HWY 17, I asked other officer directing traffic basically the same question, for confirmation, realizing that I'm heading north where the ice should be worse, but once again assured that all is fine.

Once in Pecos, I stopped for a large coffee and figured that going 70 miles outta my way of what was originally a 17 mile stretch would only make me lose a little more than an hour driving time, thus no problem, since I was planning on staying at a New Mexico hotel once I crossed the border.

I asked a third officer, that happened to be in the convenience store about the road conditions heading west on I-20 where, he too, stated all was fine. So, off I head, 40 miles to go to hit I-10, again, and get around the accident the first officer informed me about, since I don't have a smartphone, thus outta the loop.

I had no reason to believe that I-10 was closed due to double checking the TDOT website prior to heading out mid-morning. All was clear, with only construction mentioned.

I got to mile market 20 on I-20, and the traffic was at a crawl, but the road was fine. An hour plus later, I traveled exactly 10 miles, but the conditions changed, with a little bit of ice on the road, but the plants, bushes and trees had a strong layer of ice on them. By mile marker 8, the war zone started, and we were all on solid ice, ice that had been on the road since yesterday, not today, for it hadn't rain.

Cars, RVs, semis, etc. were all over the place, many of which were upside down and had to be cut open to free the occupants. By mile marker 4, I figured it best to get off the exit and head back to Pecos and get a room, for I feared I was going nowhere fast. BTW, when I got off, you could no longer see two car lengths in front of you due to the heavy fog, and the sun was still out with temps in the mid-20's, according to my on-board outside thermostat reading.

On the way back, another long wait due to an accident eastbound that wasn't there earlier. I'll be surprised if there's any survivors in the totaled minivan, for there were multiple ambulances on the scene and they didn't seem to be in a hurry to retrieve any victims. I don't know how fast they were going, but the wreckage started at the beginning of bridge, and the minivan was in pieces way past the end of the bridge on the opposite side of the road.

On top of all that, some guy decided to hug the narrow shoulder to jockey for a better position on I-20 around mile marker 12. Luckily, we were all going less than 5 mph when he bumped into my car, taking off a piece of molding, and putting a slight dent in the passenger side. Upon looking at the damage, I let him off the hook, knowing that it'll probably be hours before a police report would be made, and he claimed he didn't have insurance, and I only have liability, thus fuck it. I already decided that I was heading back to Pecos, and this was before the fog set in.

If I hadn't noticed the exit sign a mile prior to where I got off, I may have missed it if I wasn't looking for it due to the thick fog. For the life of me, I don't have a clue as to why more drivers weren't taking my lead and exiting, opting to continue on solid glass and virtually zero visibility. I'm not sure if their smartphones worked out there due to the nearest city being Pecos 35-40 miles back. I had no signal with my Tracfone, thus assuming smartphones wouldn't be that much better.

The internet here in the hotel is poor due to everybody in the hotel using the service, so I'm told by the clerk.

Just checked the temps for Pecos, TX, tonight and it's suppose to be 14o for the low, not getting up past freezing till 11 AM, but with an expected high of 60o late in the afternoon. Ideally, I would love to be in New Mexico by noon to have any chance of getting to Vegas by Tuesday, for I'm still 940 miles away from Vegas, and at 53 I'm only able to put so miles behind me before I get road worry.

I'm about 1,270 miles from home, and leaving for their tomorrow is even a worse option due to the ice being thicker and colder temps expected up north.

I started typing this post over an hour ago, and have yet been able to post it due to slow internet connection.


EDIT: It's 10:25 PM, and I started penning this post about 8, and that's all I've been able to do on the internet due to the slow connection.
4433  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Pilgrim Kālua (theme): First Thanksgiving at Satoshi Forest on: December 07, 2013, 03:14:22 PM

When you get to Vegas, we will have some goodies for you to keep you awake for you ride home.  Kiss

And to think I made an extra sign for this!

4434  Other / Off-topic / Re: While in Las Vegas, I'll be wearing a... on: December 07, 2013, 03:02:53 PM
#respect for you
4435  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 07, 2013, 02:56:20 PM
Wrote emails and did phone interviews for this. Hope it came out alright

Did fine, Rassah, but the article didn't mention Thanksgiving at Satoshi Forest.  Cry

Does Mars One qualify for this? It accepts bitcoins now.

No one interested in this venture? I think they are honest, but if no one donates, it will never happen.

Unfortunately, Mars One no longer qualifies due to the fact the Bitcoin 100 allocates endowments to NPOs for the sole purpose of bringing further awareness to Bitcoin proper, albeit we've made an exception with the Bitcoin Documentary crew and perhaps one other entity (taxing my memory on the latter).

That said, and although it's a grey area, I have an idea. Why don't you start a thread for the sole purpose of raising at least $1,000 USD via Bitcoin within the next 30 days? If said goal is reached, Bitcoin 100 will match the first $1,000 USD.

Post in this thread and PM me if you're up to the task.

4436  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [Article] United States dollar almost doubles value in a single day on: December 07, 2013, 02:38:27 PM
Motherfuckers! I've been trying to get my money outta BoA for almost two months now so that I can invested in the covenant dollar, but my withdrawal request is on hold while it's being reviewed. Does anybody know of a better bank that I can put my money in so that the next time the dollar rises I'll be able to be in a better position to buy?

Damn, I wish I was an early adopter, then I would be rich by now. BTW, does anybody have a list of websites that accepts these dollars?

Madness! Utter madness!

4437  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Major Project set to test bitcoins true strengths on Sovereign Tribal Nation on: December 07, 2013, 02:25:35 PM

The plaque outside the Apache Gold Casino declares the $40 million hotel, golf and gambling resort has “helped enable the San Carlos Apache Tribe to give a better quality of life to its tribal members.”

But seven years after the casino opened — and four years after the debut of a glittering new complex — many Apache families still crowd in small apartments or mobile homes.

The reservation’s unemployment rate has climbed from 42 percent in 1991 to 58 percent in 1997, the latest year available. The number of tribal members receiving welfare has jumped 20 percent. And the tribal government still grants home sites without water and sewer connections.

“We get no help from the casino, no money, nothing,” said Pauline Randall, 75, a lifelong resident of San Carlos.

$8 Billion and Little Change

Similar complaints echo across the 1.8 million acre reservation in east Arizona, but they could just as easily be heard on many other Indian reservations across the country that have built casinos in the past decade.

Despite an explosion of Indian gambling revenues — from $100 million in 1988 to $8.26 billion a decade later — an Associated Press computer analysis of federal unemployment, poverty and public assistance records indicates the majority of American Indians have benefited little.

Whether it be Bitcoin, casinos or a the biggest automotive plant in the world, it would not help those truly in need and, at the end of the day, sadly, the tribe would probably be worse off.
4438  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Instawallet claim process on: December 07, 2013, 02:32:22 AM
Nice to see exactly where my claims rate.

I am enjoying the discussion about butt-sex Smiley

Too bad, I'm not a talker

Seriously, I'm near the end of my rope, and am about to raise bloody hell, making my early April posts look like Mother Teresa teaching disabled youths proper bathing habits.

I'll start by asking nicely, for the umpteenth time, who is/was the independent auditor used to conduct the investigation of InstaWallet after the hack(?)?

Bruno Kucinskas
4439  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: December 07, 2013, 02:15:17 AM
Mt.Gox's trading engine at full power now.

That's unfair, the monkey didn't cause the failsafe loop, that was the fat fucking retard Karpeles. Don't insult the monkey, especially that one, hes pretty intelligent...

...or one that can dance, for that matter: (not the Riverdance monkeys)
4440  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoins to crash?? on: December 07, 2013, 02:01:44 AM
Of course, sell all, and run for the hills, tomorrow will be too late.

I'm approaching the Hill Country of Texas. Does that count? I hope the price gets back up prior to the Vegas conference, for my trip is predicated on a higher exchange rate, but not detrimental if such is not the case.

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