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321  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin bottleneck on: February 07, 2011, 04:15:02 PM
fair point - but it's one way to attack the delayed confirmation issue. Make them wait once instead of multiple times for people trying it out more than once.
322  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin bottleneck on: February 07, 2011, 03:48:44 PM
I am the owner of the gambling machine and I am join in the request for the reduction 'interval' of block generation into 2 times.

Technically, this could be enabled after some block that clients have time to update the software.


The more efficient solution is to let players hold accounts and let them bet multiple times on a single transaction (deposit). These betting sites that create 2 transactions (deposit/withdrawal) for every bet are a  major case of unnecessary blockchain spam.

And you wouldn't need to reduce the interval, as once a user makes an initial deposit, and it is validated, will cover them for many games. They deposit, bet 20 times, withdraw. 2 transactions in the blockchain as opposed to 40! (assuming they get a payout every time).

I run a gambling site too, and while quicker confirms would be nice, i'd actually vote for longer confirms if it would cause blockchain spam sites like yours to lose business - nothing personal, do it the right way, it's not that hard.
323  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Announcing BTCSportsBet.com - New Sportsbook + free coins offer inside! on: February 06, 2011, 02:44:51 PM
thanks again for the positive words - it's SuperBowl day!

Reduced juice on all Superbowl bets.

There are also GSCL (Starcraft 2) and DotA matches going on today open for betting. thanks!
324  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Trusting sellers of LARGE amounts of Bitcoins on: February 04, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
the google spreadsheet link appears to be down, but the list is linked off bitcoinme.com - you can check there.
325  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Trusting sellers of LARGE amounts of Bitcoins on: February 04, 2011, 07:42:59 PM
Many people will sell coins for cash/cashier's check in person, transfer on the spot - that would be an option for your rich man.

There is a list that has decent global coverage of people willing to do that. Don't tell me it's too inconvenient for your rich guy, or that he won't spend 200$ on a plane ticket to NYC to spend 50k USD on coins safely.


326  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Trusting sellers of LARGE amounts of Bitcoins on: February 04, 2011, 06:50:54 PM

John Doe MOneybags who thinks Bitcoin is a great idea (or is persuaded of it by someone he trusts) and has four or five or six figures to throw at it, is likely to be unfamiliar with the community, and doesn't regularly send cash to strangers in the mail.  Someone with that much money is familiar with the courts and, this sort of thing answers the question they ask: "What's my recourse"?

I'd think John Doe would do a little due diligence. And if he thinks Bitcoin is a great idea, he surely understands the global, anonymous, and de-centralized nature that does not allow for typical recourse as if buying from Wal-Mart across the street. But hey, if there is a market for your signed PDFs, someone will likely do it. You can write up contracts for trading goldfish for jellybeans, or anything else. Will they be used, and can they be enforced is a different matter.
327  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Trusting sellers of LARGE amounts of Bitcoins on: February 04, 2011, 06:32:23 PM
I like your thinking but several problems here:

1. Many people want to be anonymous, and will not be putting their real name on any document

2. What jurisdiction will you be suing in, as your counterparty is likely in a different country

3. Many sites that offer exchange/services for BTC (including mine) have a lot of reputational risk. It's a small community and word gets around fast - if they 'scammed' someone, the lost business/future revenue is likely several times worse than the scam amount, so it just doesn't happen. Also the otc web of trust as stated above is an effective method.

328  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Bitcoind Pooled Mining Association on: February 04, 2011, 02:51:40 PM
Not sure you got my email, or details while on irc. In for 500, 1000 if needed (but doubt the need).

I agree with not getting stuck in analysis paralysis - strike while the iron is hot. Will chat on irc soon. thanks. 
329  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Announcing BTCSportsBet.com - New Sportsbook + free coins offer inside! on: February 03, 2011, 03:14:39 PM
Superbowl in a few days, reduced juice offer still going.

Prop Bets on the Super Bowl including the ever-popular coin-toss (why not find out if you win or lose before the game even starts!) and other random stuff will be posted this weekend as well.

thanks and good luck!
330  Economy / Marketplace / Re: The Bitcoin Times on: February 03, 2011, 01:41:27 AM
Gottach get the mess sort out first:


2) Figure out a refund option for advertisers, if possible.


this. if 'not possible' then everyone involved gets whacked on #-otc ratings. you may not care, but so be it.
331  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: OperationFabulous and 1400 BTC Bounty by NoAgendaMarket on: February 02, 2011, 10:36:21 PM
I'd give a lot more biz if these sites didn't have ridic mins... 1btc/day for a site with 10 hits? I lol'd.
332  Economy / Marketplace / Re: The Bitcoin Times on: February 02, 2011, 09:51:12 PM
Did this come out? If not I expect refund..
333  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Proxy purchasing / RL mixmaster network on: February 02, 2011, 06:35:38 PM
how do you propose to solve the 'last mile' problem?

Sure, trust can be built via ratings, which may be forged/false, and the 'first delivery' for someone new to the network carries a ton of risk if it's something like Silk Road material.

Dead Drop locations can be watched and whoever picks up the material insta-nabbed.
334  Economy / Marketplace / Re: The Bitcoin Times on: February 02, 2011, 01:37:26 AM
advertiser refunds?   Grin

kidding..!
335  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MtGox account compromised on: February 01, 2011, 10:18:55 PM
cyrpto - because the site accepted it doesn't mean a lot.

There has to be some user responsibility in all of these cases. Not sure what the % is in this case, just saying.

My password could be 'pWf32fWSf@35%@#4f@#4', perfectly secure, but if i use that same password on a Russian PS3 hacking forum, is it mtgox's fault you account later gets taken from Russia? Sure, you may say it was unique to mtgox, but how does he know? Just playing a little devil's advocate, that's all.



336  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MtGox account compromised on: February 01, 2011, 10:05:17 PM
sure that sounds nice and all....but what happens when:

1. create mtgox account
2. load up with BTCs
3. give russian friend credentials and have them spam other failed attempts first to make it look legit
4. create forum pressure for mtgox to reimburse
5. profit !

While I agree there is some site responsibility, no way he should cover some guy with a password of 'password'
337  Economy / Marketplace / Re: JACKPOT DICE on: January 31, 2011, 08:08:11 PM
:popcorn:

48 is a pretty small sample..but interesting.
338  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Announcing BTCSportsBet.com - New Sportsbook + free coins offer inside! on: January 31, 2011, 11:30:35 AM
Took a bath on ProBowl (how did everyone know to take the NFC, lol).

Reduced juice is still available for the SuperBowl on Sunday, get on it and gl everyone.
339  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Announcing BTCSportsBet.com - New Sportsbook + free coins offer inside! on: January 29, 2011, 10:23:42 PM
Could we get odds in decimals?

It's coming - in the meantime you can use http://www.sbrforum.com/betting-tools/odds-converter/ - enter the American odds and hit Convert. Appreciate your patience.

Also Euro Soccer w/Uefa Champions League will be listed before the next round.
340  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Announcing BTCSportsBet.com - New Sportsbook + free coins offer inside! on: January 29, 2011, 10:08:01 PM
Having a reduced-juice promo on the NFL Pro Bowl (tomorrow) and Super Bowl (Next Sunday):

-104 on spreads and -105 on the totals.

Also check out Esports action (Starcraft 2 - GosuCoaching Premier League & DotA Pick League XIV - div 1) and tonight's MMA - Strikeforce action!

Thanks and good luck!
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