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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽UEFA EURO 2020 Discussion Thread | Current Phase: Finals in June 2021! on: June 17, 2021, 04:11:04 PM
Edit:  And the great Danes arenít stopping.  I feel like itís going to be 2 - 0 by HT they way this is playing out.

OK, I have to go watching the game. I hope it won't go soft because of me.  Cheesy
2  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Why do people say hardware wallets are unhackable? on: June 17, 2021, 04:09:50 PM
What is the Malware going to do?

For one thing, the Malware could update the firmware on the device to change it's behavior.

Additionally, it could send a transaction to the device to be signed which is modified in such a way that you fail to notice it isn't the transaction that you intended to send.  Then, since you don't notice it, you push the buttons to sign the transaction.

That's correct. Did you notice that the HW doesn't show your change address to verify it? Now just imagine that the HW is made to work as a certain external (hardcoded?) address is the change address. You won't notice a thing and your money will go *spoof*
3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽UEFA EURO 2020 Discussion Thread | Current Phase: Finals in June 2021! on: June 17, 2021, 04:04:10 PM
I'm not watching the game (yet?) but... minute 4 and already 1-0 for Denmark? This could get interesting.
4  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Bitcoin as legal tender has huge legal implications for Bitcoin in the U.S. on: June 17, 2021, 04:00:56 PM
I am almost sure that the United States will find a point of pressure on the government, and on the Salvadoran banks, (considering that their government debt is 4 times higher than their gold and foreign exchange reserves). If not, the US will find another way to eliminate this likely precedent.

I don't think that pressuring El Salvador will do anything. Tanzania and others may "join the club" soon, making US "pressure" useless.
But making a separate ("earnings") category specifically for crypto currencies (no matter they are used in real economies/countries or not) is imho another possible direction. So even if it may be an exception this year, I don't expect this miracle last.
5  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Ledger fake device Warning! on: June 17, 2021, 03:52:40 PM
It'd be a nice kinda-sorta "collectible" and a piece of crypto's history to look back at years down the road.

I agree to this. Although a rather dangerous collectible, it would be interesting to have.
(Un?)Luckily only my email has leaked out, no shipping address.


BEWARE that anyone who ordered ledger wallet before and got his address leaked is in danger of receiving one of this fake devices.

I'm impressed by the ingenuity of these guys, it's quite an elaborate scam and it's probably not cheap to pull it off, but I think that unfortunately some will fall for it  Angry so get ready for a new bunch of unhappy customers which will probably end up here  Angry

Thanks for the heads up, OP.
6  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Best way to send BTC? on: June 17, 2021, 07:55:34 AM
I want to send $533 to a company. I have $443.25 in my Coinbase account. And $110.56 balance in my Electrum account. Total of $553.81.

      $553.00
     - 533.00
        $20.81

I believe the BTC transfer fee is around $20.00. How do I determine how much the transfer fees are from both Electrum and Coinbase to calculate or determine I'm sending the guy the correct amount of $533.00?

Most probably you don't have dollars at Coinbase, you clearly have no dollars in Electrum and probably you don't have to send dollars to that company, so let's talk in bitcoin/satoshi.
What I would do is:
1. Withdraw from Coinbase to Electrum
2. When [1] whas confirmed, enter that 533 or whatever dollars into http://preev.com/ and see how much Bitcoin that is. Maybe round up a tiny bit to make sure you are OK (555$?)
3. Copy the preev bitcoin amount into Electrum's amount in the send page. Fill the other fields too (recipient address).
4. Check the recommended fee/vByte at https://mempool.space/ and set that for sending. And send.

Electrum will send the money to "that company" and will also send back to you the remaining change, which may even be the equivalent of some 15-20$, depending on Bitcoin price fluctuation and how full the mempool (network) is.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: I Am BTC/ETH, BTC/XMR, XMR/ETH Exchanger on: June 17, 2021, 06:31:34 AM
I can exchange BTC/ETH, BTC/XMR, XMR/ETH
you don't need to join or KYC.

My fee is 2%

Binance does this with lower fee.
Monero-Bitcoin has now atomic swap too (I don't know how it works though).
So you offer a service already existing and you are also more expensive than the existing service. I suggest you consider trying to do something else. Or something else too, until you earn trust (if you are honest and not just a scammer wannabe)

You are a newbie, hence, as said, zero trust. One can send you money and you can disappear, since you have nothing to lose. So if you want to do this you may have to use reputed escrow until you build up trust. However, this means at least some more transaction fees and, as I already said, I find your offer already expensive.

I don't want to buy nor sell. I tried to offer some advices. Use them or not, it's your sole problem.
8  Economy / Collectibles / Re: Casascius Coin 1BTC on: June 17, 2021, 06:22:14 AM
What would the the average price be for this coin in BTC?

Such a coin is a collectible. And the people from Collectibles subforum can answer best to this answer or point you to the right direction.
And since many of them don't have other interests in this forum, best is to ask there (either move this topic there, either ask again)

Is it worth putting it into a crypto exchange and earn interest on that, or should I keep it closed?

Any proper bitcoiner will tell you that it's not worth to move coins from your wallet to the custody of somebody else, no matter how reputed that somebody else is. Shortly "not your keys, not your coins".
Bitcoin, on the average, has a very good increase in price over time, so seeking extra earnings has more risks than benefits.
In your case, since it's a collectible, also peeling off the seal for the coin should decrease its value by a great deal.

But again, I am not a specialist in this, go to the collectibles section and ask there, it's the best approach: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=217.0
9  Local / Rom‚nă (Romanian) / Re: Crypto in Romania, adoptare si impozitare - care este varianta ta ideala ? on: June 17, 2021, 04:52:50 AM
Nu cred ca e prost Isarescu, doar e acolo de sute de ani. (nu sunt vreun fan al lui, desi trebuie sa recunosc ca face un vin bun)
Cred doar ca este ultra conservator. E si bine si rau in acelasi timp.

Nici eu nu am zis ca ar fi prost. Doar ca deciziile sale sunt mai degraba politice, iar faptul ca gireaza prosti (plus cati dinozauri mai sunt pe acolo) face destul de improbabil un suflu tanar care sa ne duca spre directia pe care ne-am dori-o.

Sincer cred ca este o discutie intreaga despre cum e mai bine: tranzitie usoara sau schimbare rapida. Aparatura nucleara din SUA merge cu dischete floppy din alea mari, de 8 inchi... deci clar tehnologia ajunge greu in anumite domenii.

Pai la un moment dat NASA inca folosea procesoare 486 pentru programele spatiale. Erau printre cele mai bune ca nu iroseau curentul electric (nu produceau atata caldura aiurea).
Dar citisem asta mai de multisor, nu stiu cat de actuala mai este.

Poate e cam proasta comparatia dar intelegi ce vreau sa zic...
Nu m-ar deranja nici una nici alta, doar sa inceapa demersurile odata !

Daca cu demersurile pentru moneda EUR sunt tot la faza de planuri, chiar crezi ca la Bitcoin s-o grabi? Deci poti sa toot astepti... Sorry. Cred ca suntem prea optimisti pentru ceea ce poate tara asta in realitate.
10  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽UEFA EURO 2020 Discussion Thread | Current Phase: Finals in June 2021! on: June 16, 2021, 08:31:50 PM
It has just occurred to me: was there any discussion on how much CO2 was and will be created in vain just because Baku hosts Euro games?

And more on topic: indeed, Turkey performance was weak. Much weaker than I would have thought. In the first game I thought it was an exception/bad luck (and yeah, Italy), but today... it was sad...
11  Bitcoin / Electrum / Electrum 4.1.3 released on: June 16, 2021, 08:24:01 PM
New Electrum was released. Bug fixes and reproducible builds for Android seem to be the only news.
https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectrumWallet/status/1405235789311660033

It may worth also mentioning that SomberNight has started using a new GPG key:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectrumWallet/status/1405171848447414277
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Will Bitcoin be the biggest bubble economy in history? on: June 16, 2021, 12:03:52 PM
What do you think, do you think Bitcoin will become the biggest bubble economy in history?

Bitcoin rise is made of smaller and bigger bubbles. Some are indeed B I G. Still... I'd say that most probably it won't "become the biggest bubble economy in history" because:

1. Bitcoin is not a bubble per se, it should "settle" sooner or later to much smaller price fluctuations, hence also smaller growth.

2. In human history things tend to "evolve", whether they're good or bad. So I expect that sometime in the future something even bigger will come to reality.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What are the chances of entering the cryptocurrency market with such a coin? on: June 16, 2021, 10:55:56 AM
I guess we are talking here about Ponzi shame with sale restrictions. Simply example - if you bought at 10$ you are not allowed to sell lower than 15$. Such asset cant go down. It just can stop grow and left people will unsalable bags - effectively worth 0 but on chart worth xx$.

Owww... in this light it all makes more sense.
Well, a Ponzi is a scam, no matter how it's wrapped and how it's called. And I was expecting a proper legit business...
And yeah, such rules, while ensure the coin is (one paper) never falling, they also makes it just another scam.
14  Economy / Economics / Re: Amateur Traders Cause Bubbles on: June 16, 2021, 06:44:46 AM
But you can sell when the price is rising, does that go against the trend? Being with the trend means doing what others are doing, meaning buying when everyone is buying. Am I missing your thought here?

Indeed, the trend means buying when everybody is buying. And when everybody is buying the price is going upwards.
Imho, if one sells when the price is rising, it means that he sells when the others are buying, so imho it's against the trend.

This would denote that the seller is either not really newbie and had a plan to sell after a certain profit, either knows how to read the news and TA and expects a reversal - i.e. again not a newbie.
15  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Michael saylor and his bags on: June 16, 2021, 06:23:10 AM
How to know when has he entered in the buying spree by looking at the price movements or charts?

Imho you can't.
Such buys are probably made by 3rd party specialized companies or actual exchanges.
The buys are spread to different times, values and maybe exchanges too, so you won't notice anything different than a dozen of traders buying now and then.
16  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: I pay $20 for 2 BTC testnet on: June 15, 2021, 11:48:06 AM
I am looking for 2 Bitcoins on the test network (bitcoin that has no monetary value)

I can pay you with PayPal or cryptocurrency.

From what I've read it was costing in January about 0.001 BTC to mine 1 tBTC. That's some 40$.
So I guess that a win-win situation could be that you ask for a tBTC loan here and send the proper amount of BTC to an escrow or the lender.
Although that amount will be more than 20$, you'll receive it back (excepting the tx fees) when you finished your tests and send the tBTC back to the lender.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What are the chances of entering the cryptocurrency market with such a coin? on: June 15, 2021, 10:51:15 AM
Centralized - minimal fees.

Centralized means that people have to take your word for it. It means that you have to prove that you own enough assets to back your coins and it means that there may always exist a doubt that you issue more coins than you declare, or do something odd behind the scenes. Centralization can too easily cover a scam and it won't be easy to get to the amount of trust you need to have such a coin successfully.
18  Other / Serious discussion / Re: Can a poor man get his chance to be rich in Crypto? on: June 15, 2021, 10:31:21 AM
I have some struggling friends who I like to help but they have this life where their salary is only enough to feed themselves for the day and they can barely save $100 for other things. Let's be real, will he be able to get the life he wants with crypto? I appreciate your thoughts on this.

Most probably not, unfortunately.
The first rule is to keep invested only money you afford to lose. They don't have such money and this means that they will most probably cash in if the coin had a short bull run, or cash in desperately when the coin is falling, or cash in just because they ran out of fiat. I don't see any winning situation in this equation, i.e. a situation your friends would get to HODL for a relevant period of time, enough time for the (probably few) coins they've bought to grow so much to make them rich.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What are the chances of entering the cryptocurrency market with such a coin? on: June 15, 2021, 10:23:02 AM
No manipulation or fraud.

Sorry, I don't see then how it could never fall. It will always have its moments the price will fall against something.


If you can mathematically prove that this can work, if everything is transparent and decentralized, the only remaining open point is trust - you have to prove that the network is strong enough and you / your business model can work. It may take a lot of time...
Unfortunately I remain skeptic: I don't think that this is possible in real life.
20  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Ledger Live 2.29.0 - Windows Users on: June 15, 2021, 10:16:06 AM
Indeed, a new version. Since I use Ledger Live seldom, only for firmware updates now and then, I didn't see this. Thanks for posting.
And this is the official announcement in LL, it may be of help. Don't forget: ledger.com

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