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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Bitcoin wallet on crashed Raid 0 drives on: April 05, 2014, 03:12:54 AM
Isn't the stripe size fairly large compared to the size of a private key?
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Bitcoin wallet on crashed Raid 0 drives on: April 05, 2014, 02:57:10 AM
He doesn't have the CD for the recovery.  Could just make a copy of the drives and scrape them for bitcoin keys?  I vaugely recall seeing a tool for that.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Bitcoin wallet on crashed Raid 0 drives on: April 05, 2014, 02:30:15 AM
Sorry, he told me it was hardware raid but he doesn't know what he's talking about.  I assume it is software raid since the drive SATA cables are plugged straight into the motherboard.  Also, this will be more complicated than I thought because he doesn't want the drives to leave his sight since there is some personal stuff on it.  What do I do next?  Thanks for the help.  I'll tip you some bitcoin.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Bitcoin wallet on crashed Raid 0 drives on: April 01, 2014, 06:34:00 PM
It's hardware raid.  Not sure how to see if the card works.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Bitcoin wallet on crashed Raid 0 drives on: March 31, 2014, 09:22:56 PM
A friend mined some bitcoins a couple years ago using slush pool and sent them to a satoshi client wallet on his computer.  The miner caused his computer to bluescreen and refuse to recognize a bootable hard drive.  It was a dual SSD raid0 array.  The computer was never fixed, but now the coins are valuable enough to bother with recovering them.  How should I go about doing this?  Hopefully the SSD's are still good.  I am reasonably technical, just never dealt with raid.
6  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Agora Commodities - A Full Service Bitcoin to Precious Metal Dealer. on: August 18, 2013, 08:35:01 PM
Do you guys have a PGP key or Bitmessage?
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: $500+ bounty for litecoin 51% attack on: March 17, 2013, 06:01:51 PM
I can contribute $500 for this.  I hold a lot of bitcoins.  I am against bitcoin clones that contribute nothing.  It undermines the limited quantity of bitcoins.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Ripple Giveaway! on: February 24, 2013, 03:41:58 PM
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Mt.Gox overview: January 2012 / Transparency on: February 24, 2013, 03:20:32 PM
Will there be an update soon?
10  Economy / Gambling / Re: Switch Poker adds Bitcoin tables on: December 11, 2012, 06:28:06 PM
How to play on browser-based poker site in the US with bitcoin:

1) go on
2) order 1 month of service for 0.67 bitcoins (or paypal or whatever)
3) get the browser plugin for chrome so you don't have to run your whole computer on a vpn
4) set location to anywhere else
5) make poker account
6) win all the money also gives you premium access to every file hoster so you can download huge amounts of pron, and it gives you hulu, pandora, and most major TV network's sites like ABC, CBS, FX etc.  It also has channels for the UK, Germany, Ireland, ans Switzerland.  Such a good deal.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Mt.Gox overview: January 2012 / Transparency on: July 16, 2012, 07:48:32 PM
we plan to have this document verified by third party auditors for future releases, however we want to set a realistic expectation this may not happen by the next quarter.

Will we see an audit some time this year?
12  Economy / Currency exchange / Selling up to 500 BTC only 1% fee on: May 23, 2012, 05:45:26 PM
selling for cash in chicago
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Mt.Gox overview: January 2012 / Transparency on: May 23, 2012, 02:10:03 PM
Are you guys working on releasing the report for the last four months?
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The First Chicago Restaurant to Accept Bitcoin on: March 21, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
I'm an idiot.  Took a cab to the airport and totally forgot to use Chicago cabbie!  Going to be away from chicago for a few weeks too....
15  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Trading on MTGox without 2.5% conversion fee? on: March 15, 2012, 06:17:40 AM
muyuu: You can trade GBP with direct GBP bank funding in MtGox. Currently Intersango's GBP trade volume usually matches and exceeds MtGox's however the actual bitcoin prices are a lot better on MtGox, especially with discounts applied. How do you deal in dollars? I've been looking into it but haven't found a cost effective way of converting and transferring my currency.

That's the problem, it's not cost effective. I have an account in dollars and another one (abroad) in Euros, however my salary comes to my British account in GBP and that's what I prefer to use. Transfers and currency conversion usually cost a lot more than fees from either MtGox or Intersango and also trounce the spread difference. Beating costs associated to deposits and withdrawals is basically a matter of volume, for trading small amounts making a free UK deposit to my Intersango account can't be beaten. MtGox and its 5/15 fees would make sense for 10k+ and I'm not trading that much. However, if you don't plan to move funds much you can still justify trading in several currencies and with some arbitrage you'd come at an advantage after a bunch of trades. Again, I'm not speculating that much.

I'm looking into forex trying to find a way to get funds converted and moved into exchanges more effectively, in a few months I will be trading about 5k which is not much, but it's enough to look more into this.

If I'm moving funds from GBP to US$ then I use XE Trade very easy & reliable, no fees if sending to a US bank account & rates are much more competitive than UK high street banks at 1.4% less than the quoted mid market rates, no fee for transfer to a US bank account using ACH/EFT & Wire - you can fairly simply set up a bank account as a non resident in the US though I've only done this in person there & with a US address too. Otherwise via XE straight to Mt. Gox via Wire then there's a 12.55 fee, cleared there usually by the next day

GBP to Euro bank accounts also work well with them & likewise no fees

Found this info in the Intersango thread.  It seems that for smaller amounts, depositing and onto Intersango for free is the best, as I avoid the 2.5% conversion and the deposit fees at MTgox, and withdrawls are also much cheaper.  The spreads at Intersango are higher, but I find if I put my order just a hair closer than the best one on the orderbook, and wait a few hours for it to be filled, I actually beat the MTgox price and the higher spread benefits me.  This would not work if I tried to do more than a few thousand euros though as it could take days to fill the order.  MTgox is better for large volume.

For large volume deposits there are much better options than otoh's pick of which charges 1.4%.  The foreign exchange market is the most efficient market in the world so its outrageous to be paying entire percentage points to convert currency. has money transfers that cost 20 flat.  I wire to them, and they convert it to USD for about .001% and then send it on to MTgox.  So it costs me a total of 50 (the 30 wire fee to oanda plus their 20 fee), but it gets converted at almost the exact rate that it should be.  So if I am only transferring 1,000 this is very high at 5%, but if I am doing 10,000 it is .5% which beats the hell out of paying gox 2.5% to do it for me.
16  Economy / Trading Discussion / Trading on MTGox without 2.5% conversion fee? on: February 22, 2012, 06:35:36 PM
From the info in this support email, I estimate that I will get hit with a 2.5% trading fee about 97% of the time when I deposit and trade in euros because the USD trade volume was 35x higher than the euro volume (last 24hr).  How can I work around this?  Combined with the trading fee and the transfer fee it seems like a lot. I don't understand why they force all the orders to be in the same pool if they are going to charge this much.  Also, what is the typical fee to use the SEPA deposit option?

anonymous5050, Feb 17 02:12 (JST):

I am confused by this section of the multi currency trading FAQ

Q. Are there any other fees charged when trading in multi-currency?
A. No. However, please be advised that there is a 2.5% premium when a trade
involves orders in different currencies.

Am I to understand that I can make a EUR deposit into a EUR mtgox account,
but I will still probably get hit with a 2.5% currency conversion when I
trade due to all the different currency orders being in the same pool?

Mt.Gox Support, Feb 17 09:54 (JST):


Thank you for your inquiry. If your order is met with a EUR sell order, then there should be no premium to this. However, since the USD volume is usually higher than other currencies, trades in USD have more chance to hit another order in USD. Please be noted that other markets such as the EUR and GBP markets are however quite active as well. If you require any further assistance, please feel free to contact us again.

Thanks, Team
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The First Chicago Restaurant to Accept Bitcoin on: February 16, 2012, 08:20:40 PM
Sniffing the network for a double spend doesnt seem that hard to code, so hopefully you guys get that implemented soon, because it is absolutely ridiculous for us to be saying "hey mr restaurant owner how would you like to accept this new paymemt method?  Just make sure that customers overpay for their meal an hour beforehand so you dont get scammed, and then give them change."
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The First Chicago Restaurant to Accept Bitcoin on: February 16, 2012, 04:33:30 PM
someone could make a program to double spend.  You need huge hash power to make it past a block, but you can broadcast unconfirmed transactions all over the place.  Still, the odds of someone going to the trouble over a few bucks is amost nothing at this point.  Bitpay should offer to cover a loss of a small amount for accepting unconfirmed transactions, and when/if it happens, then make everyone start getting one confirm.  Way too many merchants are demanding tons of confirms and slowing everything down on stuff that no one will ever try to double spend on. Prepaying an hour in advance sounds stupid.  I want to pay like the hot girls in bitpays video:)
19  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: The first ever blackberry client! on: February 14, 2012, 09:07:33 AM
I was about to make a post asking about the best way to pay with bitcoins using my blackberry.  Then I saw this post and got excited.  Now Im disappointed.
20  Economy / Speculation / Re: What is the manipulator trying to do? on: February 13, 2012, 04:30:55 AM
MTgox charges commission for both sides right?  some betting exchanges I've dealt with only charge commission to the person who buys/sells into the standing order, which would cause this if neither party wanted to pay the commission
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