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1  Other / Meta / Re: Idea: Excluding newbies from the bounty section on: January 10, 2018, 10:51:34 AM
I give props to anyone with enough skill to get a bot to sign up for a bounty, make enough posts and meet their criteria, and get paid.
2  Other / Off-topic / What are some great but lesser known films or shows on Netflix? (Jan 2018) on: January 02, 2018, 02:41:31 AM
I need new things to watch.  Mostly looking for things people might pass over.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: After Kitties and EtherTanks I really hope an online trading card game is in dev on: January 02, 2018, 12:14:15 AM

The game could have public pack odds and a trading marketplace and tournaments where you wagered eth and bound it in a contract for the winner. Something ala Hearthstone or Gwent.


This is very much on the way:
And guess who they have as advisor?
Richard Garfield
Creator of Magic: The Gathering, the first trading card game.

Ethereum would be too slow and expensive to run most of the mechanics of the game itself.  It lends itself towards crypto kitties where a 'game sequence' might a something simple like breeding or selling a kitty.  Card games are many (dozens or even hundreds) of moves.

Would the tokens be used to purchase cards and hold tournies and then a centralized platform would be used to run games??
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What are your “sleeper coins” (not in top 50) on: January 01, 2018, 07:43:54 AM

It already is starting to break out.  Severely undervalued since it didn't have a working minimum viable product but development is well underway.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: ॐ Temple Coin Syllabus ॐ on: December 30, 2017, 11:02:39 PM
So when it says "25% THC", that means "25 percent of the total Cannabinoids and Terpenes were made up of THC".

Actually, it does mean weight...   Nice try though.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: ॐ Temple Coin Syllabus ॐ on: December 30, 2017, 10:54:46 PM
so as to create a new Community, instead of getting existing Bitcoiners to come into our Community.

I think you are recruiting on the wrong forum.

7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][ICO] Presale Active - SPARC Supercomputer Coin on: December 29, 2017, 07:00:50 AM
So this coin dead?  No activity on Telegram, twitter, this thread, etc.

Their 'presale' wallet is now rejecting transactions.

No answer to my question in this thread.

What is going on?

Token are still distributed on the alpha SPARC platform for the participating BOINCers , so I don't think this coin is dead Cheesy

That is what is strange.  It is so silent on all their channels yet they are holding a presale.

Well, I hope they do well.  I would buy more but the address was rejecting.

Edit:  It still is rejecting transactions.  My first one went through the other week.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][ICO] Presale Active - SPARC Supercomputer Coin on: December 25, 2017, 10:48:42 PM
So this coin dead?  No activity on Telegram, twitter, this thread, etc.

Their 'presale' wallet is now rejecting transactions.

No answer to my question in this thread.

What is going on?
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What do people think of SPARC? on: December 24, 2017, 05:39:16 AM
Ok so SPARC is having their presale. 

They are a token which is already in use to purchase computational power on the BOINC network and used by the Gridcoin pools even.  It lets people rent out spare resources for distributed computing and now the BOINC network is the largest computer used for a number of scientific computing tasks. 

They are even offering a hundred percent bonus. 

But the ANN thread is quiet, the Telegram quiet, and they have barely raised anything at all. 

Is this a 'flying under the radar' potential fly me to the moon coin?  Or is it just a dud?

I just can't tell.
10  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk mobile app on: December 24, 2017, 05:05:36 AM
If they wanted to fork out around 25$ a year could this be a quick and easy option:  Huh

This is a simple machines forum driven forum.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][ICO] Presale Active - SPARC Supercomputer Coin on: December 24, 2017, 02:04:42 AM
I keep getting a transaction out of gas for the presale address, and when I looked at the address all of its transactions were out of gas.

Any reason for this?
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: TOP ICOs with a well working product on: December 17, 2017, 09:03:47 AM

I agree with you that we need to look under the hood of the projects.
Regarding the project you are talking about, sorry, but on the rights of a thread author, I decided not to place lottery or other gambling projects in it, even if they really are good examples of projects with a well-working product.

I am almost considering just not touching any coins which are not open source.  Might miss some opportunities but would really save a lot of time and headaches.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: TOP ICOs with a well working product on: December 17, 2017, 08:48:19 AM
DreamTeam is about to do their Presale.  They have a working platform that you can sign up on and use.
They are also trying to tap into a multi billion dollar industry that doesn't have a good solution yet.  Legal BS really hinders peoples ability to get into professional gaming.  Things like writing up and signing contracts.  Not only does DreamTeam want to set up a professional gaming ecosystem where people can host tournaments, track players, and so on, but everything is managed via smart contracts and easy to use.  It would be my pick for today but depending on how much they raise you might want to wait until after ICO because they are aiming high.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] ⚡ [RADIA] ⚡ MASTERNODES ⚡ GEOCACHE AIRDROP ⚡ TOR/I2P on: December 17, 2017, 08:34:31 AM
oooh.... your idea is not as new like it seemed...

The idea was around long before that.  

I actually was trying to start a project called 'Landmarks' which was meant to develop 'location based faucets' and the Geocoin team even used some of my writing word for word in their ICO after contacting me after posting my idea and discussing similarities with their project (yes I have proof).  Location based faucets being ones you can access with a GPS enabled smart phone and actually have to be at the location.

It is a little unfortunate because they did not follow through with the vision.  First of all a portion of the coins would be released slowly over time at 'landmarks' or location based faucets at different landmarks like the statue of liberty.  A number of coins would be sold via ICO.

What I wanted to do was several things:  let merchants set up location based faucets through our web portal which they could load with coins and configure.  The idea was that by giving away free coins at your custom faucet at your store you would attract traffic.  Second I wanted to set up landmarks or fun faucets that gave out coins over time to whoever visted, each with their own icon on the map and info screen.  Third I wanted to hold 'scavenger hunts' where certain landmarks would pay out big but to find them you had to follow clues.

We had graphics and other things, but when I found out what was needed in terms of development I decided to let the Geocoin team pursue the idea and not compete with them.  But they just did not follow through with the vision...  It could have been so much better Geocoin guys!

This was before Pokemon go too.
15  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk mobile app on: December 17, 2017, 06:55:56 AM
We could rather easily make an app to simply view posts, with a modern and responsive user interface.  The login system would take a bit more consideration.
I would want it to be sanctioned by and involve the bitcointalk admins for several reasons though. 
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: what is special in cardano? why is it the ethereum of japan? on: December 17, 2017, 06:43:29 AM
Since I am seeing a lot of Cardano spam yet it has been around since 2014 does anyone know what triggered the surge?  No guesses or shill answers please.
It makes me nervous to see a bunch of almost arbitrarily timed spam correlating with such a pump.  Cardano has been in development for awhile and meets milestones every now and then, so why is it different this time?  People trying to find the next bitcoin contributes but there are many other candidates for this.
Not sure if I really like the whole 'scientific' bit.  Not sure how their 'peer reviewed' process necessarily results in better technology than other engineering ventures in the coin world.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Data Analysis on Altcoins on: December 17, 2017, 02:47:49 AM
I will look through these.

I started a little coin analysis project for pump prediction as part of some silly idea for a coin/smart contract which locks trades if a pump is detected..  Not sure how to automatically label the movements as pump/dump or not at the time and doing it by hand was difficult.  

One way we can possibly find and label pump/dumps is just looking for 'pump' and 'dump' word frequencies during that time or after. People tend to discuss the pump/dump after it occurs so we might be able to take advantage of this to collect data and build features.  One of the big goals of this project is to link features to coins be it features over time or in general.

There will be natural spikes followed by corrections which look like pump/dumps but are not because no malicious shilling/pumping occurred.  The additional features might let us see differences as the dynamics of discussion would be different.

Erichallig:  I can guarantee that is not the first Robo advisor for cryptocurrency.  The first robo advisors were probably set up shortly after Bitcoin gained value and likely not for public use. Tongue
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: BIG NEWS for ETH: ** CRYPTOPETS ** on: December 17, 2017, 01:28:43 AM
BIG NEWS for ETH: I just now got a copy of the "CryptoPets" white paper from one of their dev team. They are going to release it to the general public later today and do an AMA on Reddit at 5PM EST. I just got through reading it and this new game actually looks like it's gonna be awesome. Cryptokitties on steroids! You'll be able to battle your pets like Pokémon and they will be releasing a mobile app too!! They will have all the congestion issues of CryptoKitties all ironed out as well. It's gonna be big!! Buy as much ETH as you can now before they release this white paper today and announce a launch date!
The very bad news about the ethereum network itself. Just caused by the crypto kitties and so many pending transactions in the network. And what will be happening if there will be more transaction in the network caused by two dapps run at the same time without any improvement to the network. The developer only cares about profit but not with ethereum network itself.

Actually this is one of the best things that could happen to ethereum.  It will drive adaptation which will be needed when more decentralized apps come out.

The statement that they have all the congestion issues of CryptoKitties ironed out is quite bold.   Since there is no whitepaper posted yet can you explain how they manage TX payments better?  Also, could they let users list multiple pets for sale with one call to a smart contract?
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Data Analysis on Altcoins on: December 16, 2017, 11:12:21 PM
Yes linking by unique ID is enough and we dont need everything stored in one huge table. We just need to join the information those multiple tables have in common.

small consideration on my side: sentiment analysis might not be the easiest way to start with this. Look at those false positives that sentiment analysis software picks up. I would also imagine this is the place where most people have a very strong opinion, like on all social channels. Perhaps the first victories should be won through numbers alone.

As for the features to use, well there could be some obvious ones for us humans, which we then need to translate into a formula, so that a simple script can pick it up.

Let us talk about how we could approach this (and please post your thoughts below):

I think one of the easiest one could be pump and dump schemes. Why do I think so? Is this not defined as a sharp drop after a time of growth?
So, lets say we have open close prices, we calculate the percentage of increase. OK and now we generate our pump and dump feature: if the coin lost lets say 80% of its value over the time span of one day, I consider that an orchestrated dump. I would create a new variable, that records such an event with a simple 1. Then, I would count the number of times this has happened over the whole lifetime of this coin. And because I dont know whether this is normal or not, I would then compare this result with the other coins I have in my database. Finally, I would make a barchart and sort them by number of occurences to find out which coins suffered from being dumped and whether there are serial pump and dump schemes on particular coins. Perhaps you will think 80% is a bit too much, and you are right. Another variable could be dump 70%, 60%, 50%... and voila you have a lot of new features.

Please keep this discussion as interactive as possible and I will try to execute your ideas.

1.  How do you distinguish pumps/dumps with actual surges and delines due to interest?  The hand coded rules you suggest are a little arbitrarily chosen.
    There are places where both supervised and unsupervised learning could help.  Too bad we don't have labeled data for training.  Clustering might be fun.
    When we did GPS stream analysis for seismic event detection the movement time series were clustered into groups which defined based patterns of movement, that was a fun one.
    Many methods for working with and comparing time series, know any good distance measures?  Time warping helps but might not be best because we don't want to match a slow growth/decline pattern with a pump/dump pattern.

2.  Identifying 'pump coins' using these features and additional machine learning would be awesome.  If you have hand coded rules or a machine learning generated model for pump/dump detection then we can use the resulting time series of 'pump/dump', 'natural growth', etc as features.  Again having coins labeled as 'pump' coins would be very very useful.   Supervised and unsupervised approaches could be fruitful.

3.  We have another strategy for identifying shill/scam/pumpdump coins!  I will email you about this as we are still working it out.  It might be useful for identifying shill coins as well as shillers.

4. I have experience doing sentiment analysis.  We built our own system for detecting the emotional polarity of texts which could be useful.  It is not planned for iteration 1 though so don't expect it.

5.  One problem with sentiment analysis is detecting a time window where there are both positive and negative sentiment expresisons.  Don't just want to say that section is neutral, as it happens all the time when shilling occurs as well as naturally.

6.  Some legit coins are pumped and dumped.  Doesn't make them a scam and some eventually do well if you are along term investor.

7.  Volume along with price is important.  One thing that happens pre-pump is an number of small purchases by the pumpers which may or may not become a useful features.

8.  A hype score would be a useful feature.  Most pumpers shill along with the pump.  This is my specialty right now, shilling detection.

9.  I am far far far from an expert.  I got a graduate degree but have many gaps.  I welcome any knowledge and advice.

10.  we will work on different approaches. We will set you up to do with the data as you please.  
20  Other / Meta / Re: Suggestion for a new board on: December 16, 2017, 09:00:13 PM
Most of the threads on the discussion board seem to be newbie speculation threads.  How about creating a speculation board, and all those mega-reply spamming threads could be moved onto that. This may provide room for some decent discussions about Bitcoin.

Part of it is that Bounty signature campaigns require a certain number of posts in the altcoin discussion thread.  Creating a separate board really won't help unless you convince campaign managers to allow posting there.

In order to move the speculation threads over you would need to hand moderate it.  I could write something which moves things with certain keywords and ngrams but though wouldn't be perfect.  We could use a script to 'flag' certain threads which a moderator could review but a cat and mouse game would ensue.
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