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1  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] Cryptoward... Building A New Global Economy. on: December 11, 2013, 11:47:48 PM
Contractors - call or send me a message...  I can have materials ready for you today.
2  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] Cryptoward... Building A New Global Economy. on: December 11, 2013, 11:33:13 PM
Reserved for announcements, MOTD, etc...
3  Economy / Service Announcements / [ANN] Cryptoward... Building A New Global Economy. on: December 11, 2013, 11:29:47 PM
Introducing Cryptoward

I am launching a project aimed at increasing the liquidity of crypto 'currencies' and providing exposure for businesses and professionals to markets yet unavailable - as far as I can tell - to crypto-capitalists. This project will also provide incentive for individuals and companies who may be apprehensive towards this cutting-edge development in global commerce. I think providing a broader outlet for crypto-capital expenditures will entice larger 'players' to see the benefits of a private, decentralized, global economy, if only for the deflationary aspects (capital appreciation) of holding crypto as an asset. With an increase in commercial entities participating in crypto-commerce comes an increase in overall market capitalization and therefore an appreciation of crypto assets. I feel this will compel businesses and individuals toward crypto denominated purchasing.

Any economy needs manufacturing and construction materials to flourish. Cryptoward is a proxy to the global manufacturing sector. I have a background in aerospace and defense contracting and I am currently the GM for a small aerospace/defense machining facility in Connecticut. I have many contacts in the industry and have recently been building a supply chain to facilitate exchange of value with businesses and individuals worldwide using the Bitcoin protocol (separate from my capacity with my current employer).

I am initially structuring this as an unincorporated association and will require interested parties to pay a small fee as consideration. This fee will cover a year of membership which can be cancelled at anytime.  While you are a member you will be considered an associate of the Cryptoward organization; as a benefit you will have access to our vendors and suppliers' products and services. A number of our suppliers' goods and services will be provided at or below retail cost to you (plus shipping if items are delivered by common carrier); others may have a flat percentage attached to the total amount quoted. This is in addition to - and separate from - the refundable* annual membership fee.

*If you decide to cancel, your membership fee will be returned to you pro rata.

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Are you in the manufacturing business? Are you located on planet Earth? Do you need cutting tools, abrasives, hand tools, gages, safety supplies, oil and lubricants, cutting fluids and/or raw materials like aluminum, stainless steel, nickel alloy, titanium etc...  in plate, bar, round or other shapes? Do you need them delivered to your location quickly*? Contact me for details.

*Over 500,000 industrial items ship next day for most of the United States, longer depending on item or material lead-time or if located outside the US.

Are you an established manufacturing business who farms out work to subcontractors? I can have your products machined complete (with any special processes) at ISO9000/AS9100 certified vendors that I already have long-standing relationships with. Contact me for details.

Does your business create scrap metal? Are you located in the Greater New England area? I can turn your srap into Bitcoins. Contact me for details.

 
Are you a commercial construction and/or licensed professional home-improvement contractor doing business in The United States? Do you need tools and materials for your business? Do you want to pick them up yourself from a major nationwide supplier with locations in all 50 US states? Do you need your order filled and ready for pickup today? Contact me for details.

Are you a homeowner in the United States who is is currently working with a licensed contractor? Does your contractor allow you to pay for the tools and materials separate from their labor charge? Have your order filled and pick them up today, contact me for details.

The process is simple and I will customize your experience based on your specific needs.
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For a limited time the membership fee to become a Cryptoward associate is just 0.012 BTC and I will personally cover (as a rebate) 0.011 BTC of that for the first five (05) associates who complete an order and post their honest feedback on this thread. The 0.011 BTC rebate will be applied to your next order after your first completed and settled BitPay invoice and after your feedback post is left on this thread for 10 consecutive business days .

Please contact me for additional details regarding offers for products and services available to members. By all means share your thoughts, ideas and/or feelings below. I welcome criticism and challenges (and only ask that you please be professional). I am reserving some spaces below (as I've seen done on other threads) to post messages and further announcements.

Email me anytime: sales (at) cryptoward (dot) com
Phone # is on my website: Cryptoward.com (please call during normal US business hours EST)

4  Other / Archival / Re: closed on: December 04, 2013, 09:21:33 PM
I have some NMC stored on Vircurex and some on another exchange. Am I able to move my NMC from Vircurex to the other exchange directly through the website? Or do I have to transfer to a local client first?

Am I better off trading into BTC then moving that locally... then onto the other exchange?

What are my options for removing my DVC?

Thanks.
5  Economy / Services / Re: BTCMiners "Cloud Hashing" | $8.50 USD per GH/s! on: December 04, 2013, 04:42:08 PM
These FAKE cloud miners' are making off with LOTS of BTC...   What can be done to prosecute them? Who are the 'authorities' people are contacting?

I fell for this one (below) personally...  my loss is now exponentially greater (over $20k and counting). 

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=179917.0

Can we form some sort of international 'task force' ourselves? We are - broadly speaking - intelligent individuals (regardless of the fact we were conned). If we work together we can accomplish anything.

Please provide links to the proper authorities/reporting agencies so that others can file complaints and/or reports. Have the admins on this site vowed to keep any and all information they have about these criminals secret? Are we able to subpoena the domain registration companies and forums that may have ANY information as to who or where these con-artists are?

6  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Concerns about starting a BTC business... on: November 24, 2013, 05:14:23 AM

I found this interesting and quite relevant:

http://www.youmeandbtc.com/2013/09/what-is-bitcoin-otc.html

7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: GHash.IO and double-spending against BetCoin Dice on: November 24, 2013, 02:32:55 AM
So could the entire operation be a scam?

As interesting as making a market for mining power is...   could the entire thing be one BIG con?

They hold all the mining equipment and the entire market cap of the GHS/BTC pair, correct?

What is stopping them from 'pulling the plug' on the whole thing - taking everyone's BTC and mining power with them?

Please correct me if I'm wrong...
8  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Concerns about starting a BTC business... on: November 23, 2013, 09:02:32 PM

- can anyone point me in the direction of a thread or two regarding BTC start-up do's and don'ts?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=124441.0



First off, this post brought me back, I haven't seen some of those usernames in ages. I forgot how intelligent people within this community are. Eloquent posts like this that demonstrate knowledge and compassion, but don't 'beat around the bush' are a key aspect of my acceptance of - and continued investment in - this technology.


2.3. You read, on this forum, and you discuss with the market participants. You get your pecking order straight. Who are the movers and shakers? Whose word is worth 10k Bitcoins no questions asked and from whom? Why? You get the history straight. Who were the scammers, historically? How did they do it ? What are the patterns? How did the people who matter react, and why? What does that say about them, how does that color their relationships among each other?

If you don't have the list and don't comprehend how the interactions work, if you look at DeathandTaxes and have no fucking idea who he is, if you think we're buddies cause I mention him by name and so forth you're not done with this. Must lurk moar.

2.4. You ask questions. Only on step 2.4 do you ask questions, by the time you're here you have already done a lot of work! You have sunk into this upwards of a hundred hours of your spare time, whether you like it or not, you've filled half a notebook with dumbass scribblings, you have fucking hand-drawn maps hanging from your bedroom wall. This level of intensity is not an upper bound to aspire to, but a minimum requirement.

Your questions will get a lot of stupid answers but also a complete set of correct answers. Pick the set, disregard the rest, you're on your way.


This is where I am at the moment...   All except being in the 'Web of Trust' (WoT). I had never heard of this before...  reading the above post that qweedo linked lead me down a path last night that excited and scared me...  GPG key id's???  What the hell are those? Going on IRC... ??  I have avoided IRC - successfully - for two decades! Forums have provided me all the info I've ever needed.

Forget that...  I need to challenge myself - I believe know I'm capable. So in I went...  but I'm still working on it.

Is it important? Maybe... maybe not. It did force me to dive back into learning the true capabilities of crypto-currencies.

Starting with...  IRC. Don't I wish I had learned this protocol back in the day...

If anybody can provide me a good (preferably great) n00bs guide to IRC, I would greatly appreciate it.



- is it dangerous to post a 'brick and mortar' address, phone number, or my real name (even in a pm?)?

No, unless you plan on being distrustful.



This is the same answer I got on #bitcoin-otc last night...  I guess I've been worried for nothing. Until scammers and script-kiddies start soliciting in-person I guess I have nothing little to worry about.

The post below was a reply to MPOE-PR's topic (gweedo's link above) and provided a good deal of insight...  (I still am not giving up on the GPG or WoT...  just figure I fully understand IRC first.)


I agree with the majority of the statements laid out here, though I do have just a bit to add.

To me, the most meaningful aspect in a business venture is transparency. Having a WOT account doesn't cut it. If you want me to invest in you, I want to know every detail about yourself and your business. In WOT, JohnDoe99 could have a 500+ rating from all his micro-transactions and other trades...but he may really suck at running a business. If that happens and his business goes sour, I want to know who I invested in to get my money back (if possible).

I understand the whole "anonymity" aspect with Bitcoin, and I don't have a problem with it when it comes to the general public. But if you're looking to raise money for a business or other project, I want to know who you are. To me, resistance in this area means you've got something to hide. It doesn't matter if I'm looking to invest 1 BTC or 500 BTCs... just as I am in real life, I don't invest in something I don't know. Anyone who has read through my Fund info knows I'm all about detail.

That said, I generally still agree with everything else noted in the intro. Get to the know the community...make meaningful posts...show people you're not some dumbass troll. If you make valid, well thought-out, arguments, meaningful posts, and you post elsewhere on the forums besides the 'Securities' section, then that indicates to me that you're invested and interested in this community.


Thank you all for your responses, please add anything/everything you would like to share...

As far as paypal goes...   we'll see. But, I'm in BTC to support bleeding-edge, p2p distributed crypto currency, not legacy, centrally-controlled military-backed debt-based fiat.

Do I want to make 'money'...  yeah. So, again...  we'll see.  ;p

*edit: removed embarrassing language
9  Economy / Service Discussion / Concerns about starting a BTC business... on: November 22, 2013, 09:18:40 PM
If I were to start a business selling goods and/or services in exchange for bitcoin and want to promote myself on this board:

- do I need to worry about my post-count or 'join date' as a mark of trust or knowledge?

- is it wise to start a new account separate from my 'personal' account?

- and I register a domain 'privately', does this make me appear 'shady'?

- is it possible to remain somewhat anonymous?

- is it dangerous to post a 'brick and mortar' address, phone number, or my real name (even in a pm?)?

- can anyone point me in the direction of a thread or two regarding BTC start-up do's and don'ts?

- is it better to use a service like bips or bitpay? What are my alternatives to those services?

Thank you for any and all input in this matter...
10  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is miningunited.com a SCAM, turning .1 bitcoins into .137 for almost free? on: November 21, 2013, 08:44:53 PM
Can we get the SEC to investigate this now that they're working on BTCST?

This is the same question I've been asking myself...   anybody have any constructive input?
11  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / What is the longest time the NETWORK has taken to solve a block? on: November 20, 2013, 07:58:59 PM
Subject says it all...   (I'm not talking about a POOL) There is a 42+ minute block going on right... now... 

 Huh
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [8500 GH/s] Slush's Pool (mining.bitcoin.cz); TX FEES + UserDiff; ASIC tested on: April 18, 2013, 04:18:12 AM
wtf - ddos is all they got?  Huh

         This is dumb...

Keep up the great work slush!
13  Economy / Economics / Re: Ron Paul schools 'the Bernank' on inflation, 'real money', and preserving value: on: March 01, 2012, 04:01:28 PM

Thank you for your insight.


Quote from: Etlase2
I just wish there weren't a curve anyone had to be ahead of. Money should be neutral. Let productivity and ingenuity decide how wealth is allocated, not manipulation.


Well put, brother.
14  Economy / Economics / Re: Ron Paul schools 'the Bernank' on inflation, 'real money', and preserving value: on: March 01, 2012, 02:48:51 PM
I agree that debt-based currencies are BAD and we should adopt some sort of tally-like system (bitcoin, maybe?)...

Quote from: Etlase2
If the US didn't have to pay $700bn in interest every year, it would be much easier to balance the budget.

I believe the central banks colluding with the federal government - and their practice of fractional reserve lending - are also at fault there...

"Until we stop talking about deficits and Government spending and start talking about who controls how much money we have, it's all just a big shell game, a complete and utter deception. It won't matter if you pass an iron-clad amendment to the constitution mandating a balanced budget; our situation is only going to get worse until we root out the cause at its source."

-Bill Steer from The Money Masters

Quote from: Etlase2
Gold and silver can be manipulated by the wealthy just like central banking can with fiat. [emphasis added]

Helicopter Ben is manipulating the 'price' of dollars; just because gold and silver can be manipulated (and it is being manipulated at the moment, it is artificially low thanks to paper-shorts) doesn't mean (imo) you should not use them to preserve wealth. If you're saving in debt-based currencies because you don't like the alternative (not the best alternative, just the most likely)...    you're cutting your nose off to spite your face.

I am an idealist at heart and fully understand Bryan's 'Cross of Gold' - this is one of the reasons I have embraced BTC.

I'm also a realist and am hedging against the forseeable future fall of fiat by holding physical gold and silver (in addition to BTC).


15  Economy / Economics / Ron Paul schools 'the Bernank' on inflation, 'real money', and preserving value: on: February 29, 2012, 11:49:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Qqh-xXIeA

Dr. Paul asks 'the Bernank' if he does his own grocery shopping...  LOL!!

Somebody start a poll - I think Dr. Bernanke just committed perjury.

[edit] This link provides much better context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sFLcLD1vPM


16  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTS] Honey Caramels for Valentine's on: February 27, 2012, 11:32:52 PM
Yum!!!

Raw honey for BTC...    killer.    Wink


17  Economy / Goods / Re: BitcoinMint.US is now offering Silver, Nickel & Copper American Eagles for BTC! on: February 27, 2012, 11:05:23 PM
Quote from: BitcoinMint.US
Thank you for your question, it is one I get a lot in emails.  This is a limitation in the bit-pay BTC processing software I use.  [...] typically users just PM me and we handle larger deals that way.  I like the personal touch [...] if you contact me via email or PM on these forums, we can work out a price...

Gosh, I'm SO gauche!!!  I will approach issues of this nature more personally in the future.

Yet another one of many-a-gaffe I shall make here. I'm am sorry I wasn't more inconspicuous...

And please accept my apologies for any rude 'tone' that may have been construed.

18  Economy / Goods / Re: BitcoinMint.US is now offering Silver, Nickel & Copper American Eagles for BTC! on: February 27, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
I was VERY interested in trading BTC for some 1oz silver eagles - until I noticed that you charge $5.00 shipping and handling PER coin...   

Please explain why you charge $100 to ship a roll of eagles???    Huh
19  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1437 GH/s] Slush's Pool (mining.bitcoin.cz); supporting p2sh! on: February 24, 2012, 10:45:41 PM
Quote from: tinman951
I may just be SOL. And I had 35 6750M's to run...
Don't give up!!!

You have 5+ GH/s just raring to go...    
I am pretty sure that it is a max of only 2GH/s.  6750M's run between 40-60 as per  https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

 Embarrassed

TOTALLY missed the 'M' designation - did my math with 150 MH/s (low-balling the 167 on said site) from the full-blown card.

I RTFM and still F'd it up...   Derp!!!   Tongue 

Still, two gigahash (with FREE power + hardware) ain't nothing to sneeze at... 

Good Luck bro!
20  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1437 GH/s] Slush's Pool (mining.bitcoin.cz); supporting p2sh! on: February 23, 2012, 10:16:07 PM
Quote from: tinman951
I may just be SOL. And I had 35 6750M's to run...

Don't give up!!!

You have 5+ GH/s just raring to go...     (and free electricity to boot! But you already know this...)

How about trying to romance the network administrator and get her (unlikely, but possible) or him (basketball tickets?) to unlock that port and look the other way...


(I edited this post - what I deleted didn't add anything particularly usefull to the thread...)

Thanks for ALL you do Slush!!
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