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1  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] kittenco.in - Elegant bitcoin ticker based off clarkmoody/bitcoinity on: December 01, 2013, 02:14:53 PM
Why just gox? Bitstamp is a more representative place nowadays.
2  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Why Polish bank accounts? on: November 16, 2013, 06:18:41 PM
Is there any service on the forum which "helps" to open a bank in Poland remotely ?

Yes, its called Ryanair Wink

Seriously, no bank in Poland, and probably most if not all other countries, will open a bank account to a foreigner who didn't come at least once to the bank branch physically.

There are banks which have methods of opening accounts without coming to the branch physically, but these methods work only if you are a local resident, as they require local ID numbers or similar stuff like that, that the bank can verify some way that you actually exist. Foreigners must just come to the bank branch physically, period. In most places of the world, except perhaps some typical offshore heavens where foreigners are the majority of their banks customers.
3  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Why Polish bank accounts? on: November 16, 2013, 04:21:37 PM
Then they check the other users that traded with that account and so on. If they make the work to ask back what it was about and they hear "Bitcoin" most banks will close the account. Bank Zachodni is a bank that wont close so fast. Thats why they is used for that.

I will add something to this: Bank Zachodni actually charges about 1.20 EUR per each incoming SEPA transfer, which means they make a lot of money off people who have lots of incoming transfers, so that may be one of the reasons they are not closing these accounts - as the account makes them enough income to deal with it even if there is a problem.

For banks where incoming transfers are free of charge, such customers don't make them any money, and if they have more work with these accounts, they are actually losing money, so they're more keen to close the accounts.
4  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitstamp Help! on: November 09, 2013, 11:42:20 AM
If you sent Email to info@bitststamp.net no wonder you got no response.

Login to your Bitstamp account and use the form:
https://www.bitstamp.net/support/
To open a ticket with support.
5  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Paypal Negative 1400 .Sold Bitoins.. on: October 14, 2013, 11:44:34 AM
I sold 13BTC to my honest "firend" from usa, i know him about 1 year, and guess what, he is scamer!
got 1400 then withdraw everything to my bank account, few days later i get negative of 1400! Money has been returned to sender. thats it.

That is not necessarily the case (that he is a scammer). Paypal is known to sometimes reverse transactions out of their own initiative, without any intervention of the sender, just because Paypal doesn't like something about the transaction. I know it for sure, as Paypal once to my surprise reversed my payment to someone, without my will. Without any real reason, maybe just because I used TOR to connect to Paypal for that transaction, as I use TOR often even without specific need if it works reasonably fast.
6  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: BTCJam forum name verification on: September 28, 2013, 08:32:48 AM
I want to link my Bitcointalk name with BTCJam's. Verification code: f3baf245-e77e-4246-a9a0-64948f19a3f3
7  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: room sharing for Amsterdam Bitcoin conference 25-28 Sept 2013 on: September 19, 2013, 04:40:30 PM
If it helps ... 9Flats takes Bitcoin:
 - http://www.9flats.com


Unfortunately only for "instant bookable places":

http://blog.9flats.com/9flats-accepts-payments-with-bitcoins/

Most places are not "instant bookable", as "instant bookable" means the host doesn't have a chance to review the deal before its accepted, so they are more the places which function as a hotel and not a private house.

So I just placed a request for one place there, but unfortunately I had to give my MasterCard, ugrhh!!!
8  Bitcoin / Meetups / room sharing for Amsterdam Bitcoin conference 25-28 Sept 2013 on: September 19, 2013, 05:54:56 AM
I see there is not thread about possibly sharing accommodation, so I'm starting one.

If anyone is interested in sharing a room, with me, to save costs, contact me. Both if you already have a room and if you are still looking for one. Usually hotel rooms are for 2 people, even cheaper per person for 3-4 people, so if someone wants to group up, let me know, and we'll take a hotel or something!

I need a place for 3 nights, coming Wednesday. Preferably with kitchen access, as I am on a diet which is difficult/next-to-impossible without homemade food. Besides kitchen I need nothing fancy, sleeping on the floor is OK.

I arrive Wednesday in Eindhoven at 13:25, so will be around 16:00 in Amsterdam.
9  Local / Meetings (Nederlands) / Re: Bitcoin Conference, Amsterdam, 26/09/2013 - 28/09/2013 on: September 19, 2013, 05:51:03 AM
If anyone is interested in sharing a room, with me, to save costs, contact me.
Both if you already have a room and if you are still looking for one.

I need a place for 3 nights, coming Wednesday. Preferably with kitchen access, as I am on a diet which is difficult/next-to-impossible without homemade food.
10  Economy / Economics / Re: Why is bitcoin price not going up? on: July 05, 2013, 10:01:02 PM
BTC value has dropped 15ish% in the last week?
The person I know who knows the most about the business side of Bitcoin shared an insight with me. A significant fraction of Bitcoins are held by miners. They are long-term bullish on Bitcoins, so they hold rather than selling, essentially hoarding Bitcoins and keeping the price high. Now, ASICs are about to totally change the mining landscape. They either have to give up on mining or buy ASICs. Since they're long-term bullish on Bitcoins, they believe it makes sense to buy ASICs and invest in mining. But to do that, they need cash. So they're selling their Bitcoins to get cash to buy ASICs. This is pushing the price down. Essentially, the value in the Bitcoin economy is being sucked out by ASIC manufacturers. If this person is right, we could see low prices at least until the vast majority of miners are on 28nm ASICs.

Why would they need to sell Bitcoins to buy ASICs?

Aren't ASIC sold mostly for Bitcoins now?

Didn't Avalon switch to Bitcoin pricing?
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: In the long term BTC price will be... on: July 04, 2013, 12:55:44 PM
No, its the other way around: in the long term, Bitcoin "production cost" adjusts to the Bitcoin price. I.e. miners buy more hashpower until the difficulty is so high that its hardly profitable to mine.

Anyway I hope for the Bitcoin exchange rates to become more and more stable as the amount of new Bitcoins mined in a give amount of time is becoming a smaller and smaller percentage of the total number of Bitcoins in existence, so miners who are just in it for short-term profit and sell to fiat any mined Bitcoins will have a diminishing influence on the whole Bitcoin economy. After the next block reward halving things might already start looking better.

Wondering to what extent the recent dumps on the market where done by Avalon ASIC miners cashing to fiat as they ran out of patience of Bitcoin rates going up, and they are still thinking in terms of fiat as of value, instead of just keeping the mined BTC for the long term. Impatience and fear - thats the reason price is going down. Once the impatient and scared will run out of Bitcoins, the price will start to go up again.
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: Price Drop 6/7/13 on: June 07, 2013, 12:06:10 PM
Somebody sold their stash, I guess, much like what happened on June 2th. This thread belongs to the speculation subforum btw.

Nobody reasonable who just wants to "sell their stash" dumps it on the market like that, as they could sell it slowly and get more money for it.

It someone dumps a big stash like that, its either 1) they want to deliberately crash the market to buy back at a lower price, or 2) needs fiat really soon desperately, but then they are not gonna do it in MtGox anyway as delays in fiat withdrawals are huge, so it leaves us reason 1). Or they are clueless how bid/ask markets work or careless about their money, but anyway anyone who is highly reasonable and money-wise will not sell a large stash like that (unless trying to deliberately crash to buy back) as they can easily get significantly more by spreading their sales evenly over a day or two.
13  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [ATTN POOL OPS] List of pools' transaction policies. on: June 04, 2013, 12:33:26 PM
Now that 0.8.2 is out, perhaps pool operators can start updating the list, especially that the default minimum low-priority fee in pre-0.8.2 is 0.0005 BTC/kB and from 0.8.2 is 0.0001 BTC/kB, so its quite important to see which pools use which policies.
14  Economy / Marketplace / Re: is there a website which informs of all new Bitcoin-accepting places? on: May 22, 2013, 11:58:42 AM
The Bitcoin List strives to be exactly this. I update as often as possible and inclusion is free, simply drop me a line via the contact page.

I am sorry, but a page full of defunct sites is annoying to use, and can't be treated seriously. Prefixing with *offline*, what a joke.

And it looks like your site has almost as much categories as actual entries, which also makes it super annoying to browse, as in each category there is usually just one entry, usually defunct, and some have none. Create categories only when there are at least several sites to put in a category.

Design not very professional too. Too much screenspace for ads in comparison to actual entries.

This is NOT a site I would direct a serious company to for them to check out the Bitcoin economy. This site is a joke, I'd be better not showing it to anyone. You are trying to make money off it now, but a site like that to be professional and representative should not be trying to make money off ads at least for a few years. It should prove its value first, then try to make money. Your site is basically dead from the start.
15  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: U.S. residents no more Dwolla + MtGox now what? on: May 21, 2013, 02:13:20 PM
I've never liked using Gox because of all their send me your birth records BS. Just do a Bank Wire direct to your BTC-e account and then buy btc. You could also use Liberty Reserve.

BTC-e is in the Republic of Bulgaria so I'm pretty sure they don't give a shit what the US gov does. LOL
I didn't know you can bank wire directly to btc-e

You can't.

You could some time ago to their Cyprus bank account, but that was shut down a few months ago.
16  Economy / Services / Re: I will pay Bitcoins for professional advice/design of a soundproof room on: May 13, 2013, 07:17:23 AM
Sent PM without no reply, can you update status?

Thanks,

I am preparing a more detailed specification of what I want to achieve - hopefully later this week, which I will send to interested consultants who leave me an E-mail address. 

thanks,

Miernik
17  Economy / Goods / Re: selling 7 silver coins on: May 09, 2013, 06:22:42 AM
can you post pictures? will you escrow? if so i offer 0.5btc

Here:





Escrow? Come on, I've done 4-digit trades without escrow:
http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratingdetail.php?nick=miernik

Will accept 0.5 BTC, send me a PM to get a Bitcoin address for the transaction.
18  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Face to face trade, my story. on: May 08, 2013, 01:44:04 PM
You can only withdraw 300 GBP a day from them.

Do all banks in UK have such ridiculously low ATM limits, or are there some which have higher limits?

ATM withdrawal limits in German banks are commonly 1000 EUR or 2000 EUR a day (roughly 850 GBP or 1700 GBP), in Polish banks 5000 PLN a day is most common (around 1000 GBP).

Why do UK banks prevent people for using ATM's for larger amounts, while on the continent many banks have no problem with that, which is very useful when for example buying a used car from someone. So when you buy a used car in UK after bank opening hours you can't withdraw the money from an ATM, but have to do it earlier, and then carry the cash around - not very safe. Better keep it on the account until the deal is decided on, which can often happen in evening after-work hours when banks are closed. A thousand or two worth of Euros or pounds is a common amount to pay in cash for a used car, so UK banks force unsafe practice of having to withdraw earlier and carry cash around in such cases?
19  Bitcoin / Pools / a list of transaction inclusion policies of all major pools on: May 08, 2013, 01:29:43 PM
Is there anywhere a list of current policies of all major pools regarding including transactions in mined blocks?

The current default policy is described here:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Transaction_fees#Including_in_Blocks

Quote
27.000 bytes in the block are set aside for the highest-priority transactions, regardless of transaction fee. Transactions are added highest-priority-first to this section of the block. Then transactions that pay a fee of at least 0.0005 BTC/kb are added to the block, highest-fee transactions first, until the block is not more than 250.000 bytes big.

But as I understand it, pools can choose to have a different policy, and that can change over time.

It would be very useful to have a regularly updated wiki page with policies of all the major (e.g. having at least 1/1000 of the current global hashrate) pools and their current transaction inclusion policies.

Also the default policy changes over time, so when a change happens, it would be useful to know which pools have already switched to the new default policy, and which not.

Maybe lets start with listing available information in this thread, and then make a wiki page - preferably updated by pool owners, so we have reliable information aggregated somewhere.
20  Economy / Services / Re: I will pay Bitcoins for professional advice/design of a soundproof room on: May 08, 2013, 12:48:14 PM
hello there, how big is the room, where does it sit in the house?

Roughly 2 x 3 meters, more details will be forwarded someone who is considering bidding on this project and will forward me his/her E-mail in a PM.
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