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1  Economy / Services / Re: Looking for people with exceptional post quality!!! Big Reward! FULL on: December 16, 2017, 05:19:22 PM
I wonder who you ended up hiring. They must be rocket scientists given your high standards for this one. Did you hire gmaxwell? I mean most people here can't barely speak english, I think im good enough for most if not all signature campaigns, but seems you really wanted to hire satoshi himself for the job. I don't blame you due only wanting 3 people, just curious who you ended hiring (I understand if you don't want to reveal that). Anyway good luck with your ads, hope to work with you in future campaigns, I've already been in a couple, great manager, down to earth guy.
2  Economy / Services / Re: [OPEN] Fair Crypto-Betting Signature Campaign | Member to Legendary on: December 05, 2017, 04:26:58 PM
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4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Bittrex support - 3 wks and counting - does it even exist? on: December 01, 2017, 12:25:54 AM
I have a minor issue with Bittrex Iíve been trying to resolve for 3 weeks now. Despite repeated attempts to communicate from my end all I get are automated email msgs stating it may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response due to increased volume on their site. Understandable, but 3 wks is a pretty big stretch without a single human initiated response to a simple matter...

Are these guys for real? Is this going to be the next Mt Gox or Cryptsy? With the volume the exchange handles on a daily basis, they canít afford to scale their support staff accordingly?

Why do these exchanges have such difficulty running like real businesses?

Bittrex can be real jackasses. When they started to get so annoying about regulations, a lot of people lost their Legacy accounts, causing their funds to be frozen indefinitely, this made a lot of people mad but was to be expected since they said they would be getting rid of the Legacy accounts, but what's annoying is they wouldn't even bother to answer to get your account back.

My recommendation is that you create a Reddit post and try to get people to upvote it so everyone can see how Bittrex support is a mess.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What is your method to find potential in an altcoin? on: December 01, 2017, 12:00:28 AM

I'd love to hear your method to find and buy quality coins when they are cheap. I am expanding my portfolio but buying something at $5 now when it was $0.5 just 3-4 months back hurts.

Can you share your research method or any tip to find coin with good potential at early stage?

Sharing wouldn't hurt. If I use your method and happen to find/buy your coin.. I am actually putting money in and raising it's value. Good for everyone.

Thank you.

There are no secrets to this.. the most important is to research the coin's technology. What does it offer, what does it try to solve. Do they have functional software or just promises?

If I like the idea, I start looking into any peer review by anyone reputable because im not a coder, I try to find out who the devs are and so on.

Current price to total supply ratio matters too to try to figure out if it's undervalued or not.

I don't see much more to it than that. The rest is marketing and having some luck.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: So many altcoins. What are their REAL use? on: November 30, 2017, 11:56:14 PM

Why an average person on the street should buy a coin, say IOTA or Stratis? What he will do with it?

Do we all buy just to hold and in hope that someone else will pay more?

Where will this end?

What coins have real use case for end users?

Thank you.

Right now we are all still pioneers, so we are simply betting on different technologies. If you buy IOTA, you aren't buying IOTA because you can buy coffee with it, but because you (supposedly) have researched the technology and think it's solid enough that it can develop into something that can reach consumer level of adoption.

The thing is, most people are idiots, so they are buying random altcoins thinking it's the next big pump because they didn't buy BTC when it was cheaper.

But the reality is that Bitcoin is still #1, gets the most development, and it's already used a lot in plenty of places, and it's also an existing digital gold. No other coin can claim this. We are going much higher with Bitcoin, the rest of altcoins are just trying to find a niche.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Transaction Confirmation times For alt coins on: November 30, 2017, 05:13:51 PM
It doesn't really matter. What you have to ask yourself is, "at what cost does faster confirmations come?"

Anyone can come up with their own Bitcoin clone, and make it faster (like Litecoin and so on), it means nothing, you are giving away security for cheaper and faster transactions, and also notice that the less people use a coin, the easier it is for it to be fast and cheap.

Ripple would be the fastest crypro currency... because it's not even a blockchain and is centralized.

Other non blockchain currencies like IOTA and Byteball claim instant confirmation times or something along the lines. From what i've read is just smoke and mirrors.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Where to store IOTA? on: November 30, 2017, 12:50:32 PM
bittrex is a very good option, but I'm not sure if it has iota trading options. Binance is actually very good, you can try it, because so far, Binance has not been any bad news broke, it is relatively safe.

Why would you store any crypto in any exchange? the whole point of crypto is to hold your own private keys so they can never be hacked (assuming that your computer is not compromised already, or that you put it cold storage).

Then again, this IOTA new is not even a blockchain, and im not even sure if they have a wallet. I assume that they do... if this is thecase, then download it and put the private keys, or whatever they call it, on it, this way you will be safe, there's no other way. Again: never trust exchanges.
9  Economy / Speculation / Re: This guy predicts bitcoin to be $20,000 in 2 years. What do you think? on: November 30, 2017, 12:38:40 PM
I think Bitcoin $20,000 is basically sure now.

What about Ethereum at $15000 though? that seems difficult

No way, Ethereum is having so many problems scaling tat I don't see it making it into the $5 figure territory ever, because the thing just collapses when people want to buy crowded ICOs. Im sure we are going to see it hit $1000 (well not sure, but likely) and after that there will be a selloff, which will get worse due some technical problems arising. I wouldn't count my money on Ethereum or any alt whatsoever, im %100 on Bitcoin at this point.
10  Economy / Economics / Re: What to do with our new found wealth??? on: November 29, 2017, 11:48:49 PM
I'm currently investigating how to stay under the radar with regards to the profits made from crypto.

So, let's say we made millions, how do you get some of the money back to fiat,but without making waves with the government.

Added, I stay in a corrupt country where large scale government corruption is the norm.

Any help will be appreciated.

PS: Is the idea of crypto not to be anonymous.

Every country has their own norms on money laundering. Like in my country, if I get 1 million (around 15.5k USD) in my local currency, my bank will immediately report that transaction to the government. Similarly your country may also have some kind of cap on the maximum amount of transactions. Find that amount and make a transfer below that cap. However, then also there will be a chance to get reported to the government if your previous earning pattern doesn't match with your current transfer.

So, instead of making a huge transfer to your account, make small transfers every month as per your requirement. That's what I do. I make small transfer every month to my bank account and use it for investment. That way you will be safe from the regulators.

This is useless if you want to buy anything meaningful, mostly real estate. If you want to buy a nice $500,000 house, you can't expect to ever go under the radar. So there's no way out but to pay your taxes. You can stay under the radar if you get $300 bucks out a month or so to help at home with paying bills, but forget about going higher, and again let alone real estate purchases.

If you want a house, you must pay the taxes, there's not a single decent country on the planet that will you do otherwise, that's why you must try to keep a track record of the origin of your bitcoins, because you must be able to prove you obtained them legally, otherwise they will take them from you and you will never be able to buy real estate.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BTC Exit. What do you choose? on: November 29, 2017, 11:28:17 PM
If not HODLer, what do you choose to exit from BTC?
Current day coin positive uptrend?

How do you exit and stand on side line, to then re-enter?...

I guess I would go to fiat if I really wanted to trade, since getting into any other altcoin could cause you getting caught into a bad move by the altcoin you get into even if for a short period of time.

I don't see anything wrong with using tether temporarily, for example to sell the $11k top and buy a nice $9k dip. Now it's too late, simply hold, we aren't going much lower than what we've already seen. Too many people wanting to get in at sub $10k actually push the price to $10k+ again so they don't want to miss out.

Remember that trading may end up increased taxes so you might as well hodl.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Any revolutionary consensus idea such as IOTA? on: November 29, 2017, 05:07:20 PM
In a world without transfer fees, what motive would incentivize miners to produce the high quantities of hash power necessary to secure a blockchain? Transfer fees undoubtedly exude a malus in terms of producing electronic payments which are less efficient. However there is an upside to transfer fees in that they incentivize miners to fulfill their role in producing hashpower to keep things secure.

Removing transfer fees from the equation has the potential to produce a chink in the security of crypto. It could be compared to removing a key jenga block from the tower, producing instability which could eventually bring everything crashing down. Earlier this year we saw a number of miners leave bitcoin to mine bitcoin cash. This created a brief period of time when bitcoin was more vulnerable than usual to cryptographic attacks.

The key to alts which claim to have solved transfer fees is how they propose to incentivize miners to devote hashpower to the network. Removing transfer fees creates a vacuum which must be filled for a fully functional alt to work. Of course, I'm only covering the basics. It is possible people have invented methods to compensate. When will we see real world superior alternatives to transfer fees deployed, I wonder?

But what these "bitcoin 2.0" or "bitcoin 3.0" (if we assume that Ethereum was sold as "bitcoin 2.0" to newbies) claims is that their security model doesn't need miners, because the validation is done by the people transacting, so fees are effectively out of the question.

Of course such an huge claim needs to be backed up. Thus far not a single of these models are better than what Proof of Work can deliver so far, rendering all these "this is the next bitcoin" altcoins as nothing but smoke and mirrors.
13  Economy / Speculation / Re: Dragonball Z for 9000? Why? on: November 28, 2017, 05:18:35 PM
What's funny about this is, in the original Dragon Ball Z script (the japanese one) the number was 8000 and not 9000, so for the hardcore Dragon Ball Z fans like me, it is 8000 and we already hit it a while ago. 9000 was just extra nice to see. Also not only in the japanese original version it is 8000, but in a lot of other languages it was dubbed as 8000 too.

Nappa: カカロットの戦闘力はいつくですか? [Kakarotto no sentoryoku ha itsuku desuka?] (Kakarot's battlestrength is how much?)
Vegeta: 8000以上だ!! [Hasseijou da!!] (8000 over!!)
Nappa: 八千以上?それは何か間違いだ!故障だ! [Hasseijou?! Sore ha nanika machikai da! Koshou da!] (8000 over?! That must be mistaken! Broken is!)

Nice trivia for DBZ nerds.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Any revolutionary consensus idea such as IOTA? on: November 28, 2017, 05:15:10 PM
A lot have been sceptical around the hype that is placed around IOTA, although it brings to mind so many new ways to think about the blockchain (or the Tangle).

No transaction fees, no miners(miners being the participants), the use of a regulator at the initiation of the network to make system 30% honest, the Tangle itself which improves security and efficiency as the network gets larger, the use of ternary encoding which (may be) quantum-resistant.

All these thoughts are so good to someone who does not understand the implications of the technology. For example, their attempt to make their own hash function, the curl, had security flaws. And everyone knows to never try to make your own cryptography. Several technologist have suggested that what IOTA does is unnecessary complicated, but sometimes I like the freshness that breaks the mould of how to do consensus protocols.

Perhaps, there are other coins out there which put creativity above practicality in their consensus. Do you know some innovative yet legitimate coins?

Everytime someone claims "I've got this new coin, it's better than bitcoin and as secure as bitcoin or even more, and it uses no miners and no fees" my scam alarms got all time highs.

IOTA has been criticized heavily already, and I think it's demonstrated how it is not a better system than PoW. It has it's pros and cons, but you cannot trust a 100 billion dollar economy on that system at all.

Dagcoin and Byteball use the so called DAG (Direct Acyclic Graph) rather than classical Bitcoin-like blockchain. This may seem like a good idea, but again, has pros and cons. And it's obvious the token distribution problem is an huge one, but look into these.

I've also heard something about Hashgraph but im not sure what this done does yet.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Ico like ethereum and litecoin? on: November 28, 2017, 03:07:05 PM

Which coming ico are like ethereum and litecoin? I mean like their strong base, I'd like to participate in few ico and then earn some profit on their launch.

Litecoin was not an ICO, it was just a Bitcoin clone with regular PoW distribution of tokens.

What you are asking for is "what is the next ICO that will make me rich"? We all wish to know that, but guess what, nobody knows what the next x100%-x1000% is, and if someone knew I doubt they would tell you.

There's no easy way to get rich without a lot of research and a lot of luck, and im sure some ICOs will still make some people rich, but probably the days of huge returns are over with ICOs.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: KYC on: November 28, 2017, 03:02:10 PM
The kyc (know your customer) process is basically submitting a photo of passport and sometimes utility bill to prove your residency. In many cases US residents are barred from investing unless they are accredited investors. Other countries have also banned icos and kyc will also fail if passport is from there.

As a result be careful investing if kyc is needed or ico may keep funds if you cant pass. Best to wait until coin is on exchange and buy there.

You don't used to need anything to invest in ICOs. I never invested in one, but it was way easier. If your IP was banned, people simply got an VPN to circumvent the ban and they were able to invest anywhere they wanted to.

If you are going to invest in an ICO that requires you to take a selfie picture while holding your ID... do as much research as possible. I wouldn't like my dox to be sold around on the darknet, which is why I would never give personal details to anything crypto related, I simply don't trust anything/anyone, too many scammers.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BTC Fork on: November 27, 2017, 06:18:41 PM
Is there any BTC fork in end of 2017? What is the reason of BTC is going to hit 10,000 USD so rapidly?

As far as a fork is concerned, there is a thread on altcoin section about Bitcoin Silver, another scam coin, nothing known about developers, no website, no github links, just that yet another fork, specifically snapshot coin might happen in December. Just a cash grab, a joke in the name of making Bitcoin mining decentralized again and yet again.

As far as the rapid increase in Bitcoin price is concerned, one of the reasons is, the world's largest futures exchange, CME is expected to launch bitcoin futures in the second week of December.

There are plenty of bitcoin forks coming, forget about end of the year, this is only the beginning. I predict hundreds of bitcoin forks coming through 2018, like a resurgence of the altcoin boom but in bitcoin fork form.

Overall, dont stress over it, just claim the free coins as they come, but please, do so in a separate computer. Never install altcoin software in the same computer that you are running a node where you process transactions, and let alone a computer where you are holding coins at (and by altcoin software I mean bitcoin forks included obviously)
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How do I check how much Bitcoin Gold do I own? on: November 27, 2017, 05:34:46 PM
Where can I find out how much BTG do I had at the time of the snapshot? was it in October 21? I forgot. Anyway I guess I need to check address by address on some sort of BTG blockchain explorer and sum all the different amounts I own starting since the first BTC I ever owned until the last one before the BTG snapshot was took.

What BTG explorer do you recommend to do this? I don't want to click some dodgy website. I really hate all these forks, even if it's "free money", I don't have the time to keep up with all of this mess. I would rather have BTC itself go higher than deal with these forks.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin reaches 10,000$ price: market economy is now much stronger on: November 27, 2017, 04:34:46 PM
The reality may be none of us know which way Bitcoin is heading, but the potential applications for Bitcoin technology are such that this (the technology) is surely likely to stay and to develop in new areas.

This is what I've been telling to people who are comparing bitcoin to the dot com bubble. The dot com bubble happened because back then people were thinking internet = free money, which it obviously wasn't, so the bubble had to burst. But the technology behind it stayed, and good dot com companies prospered because it was good technology and it is the backbone of pretty much everything we do right now.

The same applies to bitcoin, or the blockchain technology, to be more precise. Altcoins may disappear, even bitcoin itself may disappear in the future, but the blockchain technology is here to stay.

I don't get this notion of how "even bitcoin could disappear, but blockchain technology is here to stay".

Blockchain technology IS bitcoin, nothing else. If bitcoin fails, blockchain fails. The good news are: bitcoin will not fail. I have been here since the early days, I have seen conmen trying to sell smoke and mirrors of all kinds, promising the "new bitcoin" that never arrives. It is clear that at this point nobody is going to come up with a better implementation of the blockchain than bitcoin itself, because the alternatives are just small modifications not relevant enough to destroy the ongoing network effect of bitcoin by starting from scratch on an empty blockchain. It would need to be a whole new iteration of technology that is not even a blockchain (and no, IOTA and co don't cut it).
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Roger Ver (BCash) vs John Carvaghio (Bitcoin) on: November 27, 2017, 04:27:24 PM
Wow, this looks like it's going to be an entertaining one:

Seems like Roger Ver went insane on this one and gave John the "f-you" finger near the end. I skimmed throught it but I will watch the whole thing latter. Apparently John (which is BitcoinErrorLog btw, I didn't knew he had a Youtube channel) went harder on Roger than Richard Heart, which did a good job, but maybe was a bit too soft in some aspects.

Definitely check this one out as well.
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