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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: heatplay defaulted on his loan and tricked admins on: May 27, 2016, 03:56:53 AM
Lmao dude, who'd take a newbie account as collateral ?  Cheesy

I wanted to have faith in humanity and 0.008 seemed not so much, and it was a sum I could afford to lose. He also seemed very attached to his account to the point he used social engineering to get it back.
Lesson learned for me, i never accounts as collateral anymore even from high ranking members. You all here seen what happened with Boeleens.
Thanks to all who red tagged him.

But you didn't know he was attached to the newbie account until after you were scammed. 0.008 is almost $4, I've seen people scam for much less.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: ToominCoin aka "Bitcoin_Classic" #R3KT on: May 27, 2016, 03:23:36 AM
Well i hope antpool stick to its guns and doesn't run segwit code until core makes good on their promise. Core knows 2MB would gain >75% hashing power pretty fast, but they choose to undermine the will of the majority... satoshi would be proud....

The promise was made by a couple of devs at the conference. They weren't there with official Core decision making powers. Even if they do code the hard fork 2mb blocksize increase, there's no guarantee it will obtain "consensus" to be included in Core. Unlikely to reach consensus, making it a rather hollow promise.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin versus Ether: the people difference is everything on: May 27, 2016, 02:48:56 AM
I don't think that a suitable comparison could be made between the Ethereum Network and the Bitcoin Network....

Okay. I don't see the point of this thread other than promoting Ether which is kind of...

I'm not promoting Ether nor comparing it to BTC. I'm promoting and supporting good governance, which BTC badly needs.

Congratulations Lauda, you've been the only one to answer my point. When I mean leader, I don't mean someone to give rules, nor to tell us what to do, but someone to fix problems. We may imagine that some hacker tomorrow, finds a vulnerability and writes a virus to attack all miners. Just like a city needs a fire department service, BTC needs someone able to fix any problem which may arise, and I say that's why so many people like about Ether: there's a guy in charge.
You're not talking about much more that developers IMO. Technically you could say that Wladimir is in 'charge' because he is the maintainer of the Bitcoin Core project on Github. However, there are plenty of developers working on Bitcoin. Exactly how do you imagine this 'guy in charge'; what would be the difference between that system and the current one that we have? We can't really compare to ETH since "our Vitalik Buterin" has disappeared long ago.

Yes, he's gone and that's sad. Gavin Andresen isn't the leader anymore, Mike Hearn has left too, and it's very true there are many other developers but there isn't a single one who has any kind of influence over the others. So it's as decentralized as it can get. I see BTC as a large ship with plenty of sailors but no captain. Some want a hard fork, some others a soft fork. Some want no changes, some others want a 2MB block size, while others want a 8MB block size. If we want BTC to grow and get better, if we want solutions to be found if a problem arises, we will need some kind of organization.

Eh, you sure about that? I'd be willing to bet that Greg Maxwell has lots of influence over many devs, including some prominent ones.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin XT Status Update on: July 21, 2015, 02:11:36 PM can have whatever opinions it wants. If Theymos is the last holdout on hard fork wallets...well then we'll see what happens. This is the point - everyone gets to use whatever influence they like. I don't think that accusing Gavin/Hearn/Todd/Back/luke-jr/Theymos/etc of being dictatorial and harmful to 'the cause' is accurate or fair. Everyone for the most part is doing what they think is the right way to contribute. One of those ways may be offering a hard fork to users...if they embrace it then you get to be concerned. If not, then what's the big deal?

Perhaps Gavin is joking about being more dictatorial.  Perhaps not.  I'll judge him by his actions, many of which of late give cause for concern.

I'm straining to parse your post into a response to my question re: whether or not's Hard Fork Policy represents one of the supermajorities of which you are so fond, and believe to be of such high utility in decision making processes.

You seem to be attempting to have it both ways, beginning with the wishy-washy platitude " can have whatever opinions it wants."

I'm sure you'll welcome the opportunity to answer the my question in a more direct (dare I hope, even Yes or No) manner, with less distracting truisms.   Smiley - I honestly haven't thought about it much.  It's a website/domain, ultimately run /controlled by one dude, theymos, no? If so, how can you call that a majority or even supermajority? The pirate bay isn't tied to a domain and neither is decentralized Bitcoin. If users want >1M blocks and Theymos refuses to host wallet software that respects it, will that be THE factor? I'm not sure - you're asking for a future prediction which i don't have.

I will say that it won't affect SPV wallets since they have no clue about blocks, as BIP66 helped remind users.  Grin Theymos won't likely start blocking breadwallet,, etc...

You want something definitive? I want to find out if a supermajority want larger blocks and unless we just trust 5 core devs to make the decision for everyone else, there will be a software fork allowing users to choose.

Theymos isn't a fan of the wallet. It was removed from some time ago.
5  Other / Meta / Re: About the recent server compromise on: May 25, 2015, 06:44:25 PM
It was a very tense login moment today to find out if I still had access to the account, must've been doubly so for those in a signature campaign.

Victory.  Tongue
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Lies Bagholders Tell Themselves. on: May 13, 2015, 12:12:00 AM
Cheap coinz!!!1 Roll Eyes

You nailed it. The biggest and most often used lie of the bagholder.
7  Economy / Reputation / Re: Scat The Billionaire Reputation Thread on: May 12, 2015, 07:13:18 PM
When did you make your first billion?

Honest reply or you get negative trust.
8  Economy / Lending / Re: NEED A 0.7 BTC LOAN on: May 12, 2015, 07:05:34 PM
Thank you BTC!

I try BTCJam.
Go to BTCjam, I hope that the people there have learned from their mistakes and are not that stupid anymore, not stupid enough to lend you.

lender BEWARE!

What do you say? Do you know who I am or you lend me money and I don't returnt it to you? Please activate your brain before open your mouth and if you don't know me don't write this stupid post. I'm new on BTC, but i'm not a stupid. If i have a project i try to finance it, because i trust in my capacity. So, if you don't like my post or my ideas, go away or respect me and people who trust in me. 

You claim that there are people who trust you, perhaps you should ask them for a loan.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: IPO vs ICO vs Pre-Sale on: May 11, 2015, 02:06:58 AM
The devs who made up the names thought they could avoid prosecution by calling an IPO a different name, but I doubt it will work in the long run. As far as I'm concerned IPO, ICO, and pre-sale all mean exactly the same thing.


Add ITO (initial token offering) to the list.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: It's Happening .... The secrets of 21 inc revealed, and its what we hoped for. on: May 11, 2015, 01:03:40 AM
Is there any proof that any of this is true? I can't find a shred of it.

Same here, been on a hunt for a confirmation or denial from 21 Inc or for these "knowledgeable sources" to be named. Nada.

I sure am skeptical with toaster in the title. A fuckin' toaster? Mine averages about a minute of future bitcoin mining per day.
11  Other / Meta / Re: moderators or old members please clarify my doubts.. on: May 10, 2015, 03:03:02 AM
Hey everybody - check out my new site

What do you guys think about it?

A stable server might help.  Grin
12  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BEWARE FROM THIS USER on: May 10, 2015, 02:50:47 AM
I dont understand shit, you needed some funds and he said he would help you and after that he was sending you messages from a tomatocage fake gmail account trying to impersonate him or what the fuck because your explanations are not very good and all the links are just the same, you accusing him

The user in question tried to use an impersonator account of tomatocage as escrow.

Where's the proof that the user in question is the person who tried to use a fake tomatocage escrow? Isn't it possible that someone reading the thread impersonated ash312 on Skype or wherever the accuser claims this took place?

BTC786 needs to show evidence. Is the BCT username ash312 the same as the Skype name? If so, how old is the Skype account? Does BTC786 have forum PM's from ash312 discussing this matter? Post 'em!
13  Other / Meta / Re: "THE LIST" on: May 09, 2015, 11:06:21 AM
It doesn't seem like a very good idea to ignore too many people IMHO. You would run the risk of repeating something that someone else posted in the same thread which is generally frowned upon. Other users would have no way of knowing whether you did it to boost your post count or if you genuinely couldn't see their (the ignored user's) response since ignore lists aren't publicly viewable.

And it's not nice -- that's worse  Sad

Only meanies with no sense of humor ignore people, I feel you Blind. Biz you say how you shouldn't have to many people ignored because you run the risk of repeating something someone else has already said! If you look at every thread on this forum and I mean every thread, you will see people must do a lot of frowning because it is all repeated sometimes with different wording but still repeating like a parrot on every thread.

The "parroting" is mostly done by those with a signature ad.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Ethereum: Welcome to the Beginning on: May 09, 2015, 01:46:11 AM
so how long has this been in development?

Long enough to deplete the entire funding of it.

They still have a nice nest egg. transferred to fiat bank accounts.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Get paid to sell alt/Crypto coins (JOB) on: May 09, 2015, 01:35:59 AM
You could sell them on an exchange, unless you're trying to rip people off with a 25% markup or something like that. Or maybe there is no market for the duds in your possession.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Terms which are crypto coin community exclusive on: May 09, 2015, 12:04:19 AM
51% attack
17  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: still scamming on: May 07, 2015, 04:10:33 AM
Mixers are really dangerous...and I think that their anonimity is well defended, as they could face anew accusation of money laundry at any time...
Thx for your reply. I get your point, and you are probably right. However doing nothing will not get me anything. Also if the site does not repay any coins, but only keep them, you cannot accuse them of laundering anything Wink

Wouldn't they be laundering the bitcoins they stole from you if it's sent through the mixer?
18  Other / Meta / Re: Imposter Warning for Newbies! (thank you) on: May 07, 2015, 03:21:30 AM
Agreed, great feature for the forum.

There is no joy in mudville over this for the bitcointalk scammers.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Ripple Labs 700K fine. Haha. But How Would Others Do in the Same Situation? on: May 06, 2015, 03:55:04 AM
Most would fold like a cheap tent if hit with a $50K fine. IPO funds already gone to hookers and blow.
20  Economy / Digital goods / Re: on: May 06, 2015, 03:35:19 AM
Asking price is over $62,000.  Cheesy

Someone might offer half a bitcoin for it.

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