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1  Economy / Services / Re: [Open] 🚀 Bitcasino.io 🚀 [Signature Campaign] 🚀 [.01 BTC/week] on: Today at 04:57:21 AM
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2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] AEON [2018-09-27: update to 0.12.6.0+ ASAP] on: Today at 12:24:00 AM
@camthegeek. The cryptospace has become more professional, and while I still and will always support Aeon, I am not that optimistic that something big will occur unless it is picked up and adopted by a cryptospace behemoth.

Also, maybe we should be happy that Aeon will always be our small, little hobby hehehe.
3  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-10-11] Bitfinex Suspends Fiat Deposits on: Today at 12:09:03 AM
@pixie85. No, Bitfinex was not disappointed in HSBC's service hehehe.

Bitfinex opened an account in HSBC by using a different company name, which I reckon is a shell corporation. That appears to have HSBC question the move because shell corporations are usually used for money laundering and tax evasion.

https://cryptonewsreview.com/bitfinex-suspends-fiat-deposits-amid-rumours-of-hsbc-withdrawal/

I remember Phil Potter, the ex CTO of Bitfinex, saying that they bank like gangsters basically - lying and throwing off the scent wherever possible.

It seems like a very stupid and unsustainable way of operating to me. It ain't 2012 any more. There really aren't that many banks in the world to give your surprise custom to.

But that's also the reason people love them. They've managed to remain at the top of the industry in spite of all their shadiness over the years, and getting hacked for 120K bitcoins. You have to wonder why.

It's offshore in the BVI -- see US v. Coinbase for why that matters. You can trade massive volumes without KYC, and jurisdictional bans are easily bypassed with VPN. They know there's a huge market for this -- bitcoiners love to trade "anonymously" and outside of regulation. Why not spin up a couple dozen more shell corporations and keep it going a while longer?

It'll all end in tears eventually, and I think they know that. By the time the jig is really up, I bet the Bitfinex execs will be sitting on billion dollar bank accounts in places like Panama and Belize and the US government will never find them. I've always thought they were shady, but I also appreciate the way they played the game. Smiley

Might Bitfinex and its executives be involved in a global money laundering scheme like BTCe? The banks and their exectuvies would not like that, I reckon. They will always want full control over the money laundering industry hehehe.
4  Bitcoin / Press / [2018-10-14] Major Exchanges are Delisting Coins as some Begin to Falter on: October 14, 2018, 11:57:44 PM
I am not very happy about this as an Aeon bagholder hehehe. If your favorite cryptocoin is trading in low volume with an inconsistent development team, then it might be better to sell them right away and hold something else. Do not take the same risks that some of us are taking.

In any case, we should also be happy. The exchanges are only doing this to provide us with a more professional service which would only help in the growth of the cryptospace.



Earlier this week, Binance announced the delisting of Chatcoin, Bytecoin, Iconomi, and Triggers. The exchange did not specifically address the reasons for delisting these coins, but it has indicated that lack of development progress, and a general failure of the teams to maintain public communication played a role. Over the past few weeks other major exchanges have also delisted coins for quality issues. Last month Bittrex delisted Bitcoin Gold, and Poloniex delisted nine coins.

For their part, exchanges have taken greater steps to be transparent about the listing, and delisting process. For example, Changpeng Zhou, CEO of Binance, recently posted detailed advice for platforms seeking listing. Also, Bittrex, Bitflyer, Gemini, and Bitstamp have created the Virtual Commodity Association, an organization seeking to create standards for a wide variety of exchange activities, which includes transparent listing and delisting criteria.


Read in full https://www.crypto-news.net/major-exchanges-are-delisting-coins-as-some-platforms-begin-to-falter/
5  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stockr.co - Bet on hourly and daily candle changes! on: October 14, 2018, 12:02:43 AM
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You appear to be trying too hard by using that as an argument. It's silly hehehe. I reckon a real whale will not be so foolish to do all the work to open a binary options site and do more work to manipulate the market just to make small returns.

So what? it's a valid one. Plus it doesn't have to be a whale to manipulate the price. It can be a pump and dump group trying to make more money. The only thing 'silly' here is you trying to troll people and failing badly at it... :3 Tongue

It is a valid one, but how can you make the market provably fair? This is not a dice game a developer can prove by use of code that the algorithm for the rolls are fair.

Asking a binary options site to make the game provably fair is silly.
6  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin won't top $9,000 by year's end, Novogratz says on: October 13, 2018, 01:54:09 AM
@adaseb. You only say that today, in a bear market, but if the experts are right in their bullish predictions in a bull market, we catch ourselves believing in their hype hehehe.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] AEON [2018-09-27: update to 0.12.6.0+ ASAP] on: October 13, 2018, 01:15:00 AM
The hardforks were needed for the code rebase. Saying that forks kill coins everytime is not true. Monero hardforks every 6 months as a routine upgrade.

In any case, I reckon the killing of Asics was what made the coin weaker. It would have been the beginning of an industry behind Aeon. I also reckon that it would have been the miners working for the coin to be listed in Binance and other big Chinese exchanges.

What we now have is a weak community and a weak group of miners mining from their homes.

Aeon had* a weak community. Nobody did anything but complain about the price and how there were no features. Nobody stepped in and just started doing things. People are doing that now. There are some things in the works for Aeon right now unrelated to smooth and stoffu keeping aeon code up to date.

You have to remember that ANYONE can contribute to Aeon. Anyone can (well have always been able to) make software that integrates to Aeon in any way. When have people asked themselves "What can I do for aeon?" The Aeon project is a good base for what it was intended for more than just a coin to make money trading on exchanges but it will never get there if community members don't pitch in to make it happen.  Sitting back is not going to make anything happen. Aeon wasn't some scammy ICO where the devs took $40mil from uneducated people with the hopes and dreams it would be something someday. Aeon IS something, and it was launched fairly without pre-mine or token sales. You have to look at those projects that had pre-mine or token sales and ask yourself what they have done outside providing a daemon and wallet to obtain and sell their coins to an exchange they bought with tokens to list them?

Please list all the community efforts that give significance, for you, in Aeon and tell me which efforts should we be proud of that might cause Aeon climb in market capitalization.

Also, we are bagholders of this cryptocoin, stop bamboozling yourself.

8  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-10-11] Bitfinex Suspends Fiat Deposits on: October 13, 2018, 01:05:25 AM
@pixie85. No, Bitfinex was not disappointed in HSBC's service hehehe.

Bitfinex opened an account in HSBC by using a different company name, which I reckon is a shell corporation. That appears to have HSBC question the move because shell corporations are usually used for money laundering and tax evasion.

https://cryptonewsreview.com/bitfinex-suspends-fiat-deposits-amid-rumours-of-hsbc-withdrawal/
9  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stockr.co - Bet on hourly and daily candle changes! on: October 13, 2018, 12:47:49 AM
I am seeing such games since 2014. Unfortunately, these type of games are not provably fair.

Not provably fair how? There are no random number generators used in the game. The game is only about betting on the price of a coin if it goes high or low. Also, everything is based on the prices of the major cryptocoin markets in Bitfinex. It is not a dice game.

'Provable fair' in the sense of free from 'manipulation'. What makes you think OP isn't a whale and can't manipulate the bitcoin price at bitfinex? Let's say I max bet on BTC that it will be above $6200 in an hour and OP has a good chunk of BTCs and can manipulate the price to drop below $6200. He wins all the bets plus by backs at the lower price due to panic sellers. He makes a good chunk of money in an hour and there is no way for the gambler to verify that the manipulation was done by OP or some other whale. While the opposite is also true, Some 'whale' can make them go Bankrupt by manipulating the price on bitfinex in his favour.

You appear to be trying too hard by using that as an argument. It's silly hehehe. I reckon a real whale will not be so foolish to do all the work to open a binary options site and do more work to manipulate the market just to make small returns.

@slaman29. Bitfinex. The provably fair exchange. That would be their new marketing tagline hehehe.
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: What caused yesterday and today's reasons for the plunge in bitcoin and other cr on: October 12, 2018, 01:53:12 AM
What caused yesterday and today's reasons for the plunge in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?

Bitfinex locked fiat deposits and withdrawals again because they lost another banking partner. Their bank account in HSBC was in question because they opened it under another company name which might only be a shell corporation, I reckon.
11  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-10-11] Bitfinex Suspends Fiat Deposits on: October 12, 2018, 12:54:31 AM
Was this breaking news what caused the bitcoin dump? I will not be shocked if this turned out to be FUD again hehehe.

I am getting bored with this and I am certain everyone else is beginning to see through the FUD. It will only work until everyone stops believing.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] AEON [2018-09-27: update to 0.12.6.0+ ASAP] on: October 12, 2018, 12:41:53 AM
The hardforks were needed for the code rebase. Saying that forks kill coins everytime is not true. Monero hardforks every 6 months as a routine upgrade.

In any case, I reckon the killing of Asics was what made the coin weaker. It would have been the beginning of an industry behind Aeon. I also reckon that it would have been the miners working for the coin to be listed in Binance and other big Chinese exchanges.

What we now have is a weak community and a weak group of miners mining from their homes.
13  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stockr.co - Bet on hourly and daily candle changes! on: October 12, 2018, 12:27:53 AM
I am seeing such games since 2014. Unfortunately, these type of games are not provably fair.

Not provably fair how? There are no random number generators used in the game. The game is only about betting on the price of a coin if it goes high or low. Also, everything is based on the prices of the major cryptocoin markets in Bitfinex. It is not a dice game.
14  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-10-09] IMF suggest crypto could create new vulnerabilities in finance on: October 12, 2018, 12:04:30 AM
@audaciousbeing. They have to be scared. The cryptospace is taking away their authority and monopoly in the money printing business hehehe.

It is already an inevitability before a good percentage of the global populace become cryptocoin users. But I reckon not many people believe it will occur.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] AEON [2018-09-27: update to 0.12.6.0+ ASAP] on: October 11, 2018, 02:30:47 AM
Rate is really ruined.
Time to leave the coin.

Sorry guys.

so you leave when rate is ruined, whatever the cause or context  ?

Well there are some people who went into Aeon purely to speculate. It is his right if he wants to dump on the market. But I wish he found someone to sell over the counter, the same way he did when he purchased 100k Aeons.

@eeX. Have you sold everything you have already?

16  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Motosport General discussion tread --- Formula1, MotoGP, WTCC, ETCC, DTM..... on: October 11, 2018, 02:21:12 AM
Want to make formula 1 more entertaining for the fans again? Bring back the loud engines hehehe. I miss the high screaming sound that the sport is known for.

I reckon the simpler engines before the v6 turbos would also make the battlefield more neutral among manufacturers.
17  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: McGregor vs. Khabib- Best odds at Sportsbet.io on: October 11, 2018, 01:57:44 AM
Hey folks,

Conor has done well but Khabib is just another level. Does this settle the grappling vs striking question....?

There will probably be a rematch between Conor and Khabib. Tony Ferguson win probably have to sit on the sidelines for another little while yet. Would he ask Khabib some serious questions?

In an America v Russia bout, Fedor Emelianenko takes on Chael Sonnen in Bellator's heavyweight grand prix semi-final this weekend. We can't wait for that one!

Best,

Mark
Sportsbet.io team

Agreed that Khabib is on another level. Conor did not show anything and I reckon he was scared in one moment of the fight in the end of round 2.

But this does not settle the grappling versus striking question. This is mixed martial arts and as far as I can tell, winning is dependent on the artist, not the style.
18  Economy / Speculation / Re: Fundstrat: Now Is Not the Time to Increase Bitcoin (BTC) Exposure on: October 11, 2018, 01:50:49 AM
@pooya87. They advice everyone to buy when the price was high and when the volatility was crazy, now they discourage everyone to buy because the price and volatility are low.

Is that a good trading advice? I shake my head. Everyone almost certainly knows why I have been posting the pictures of other Tom Lees hehehe.
19  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-10-09] IMF suggest crypto could create new vulnerabilities in finance on: October 11, 2018, 01:38:20 AM
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Cybersecurity breaches and cyber attacks on critical financial infrastructure represent an additional source of risk because they could undermine cross-border payment systems and disrupt the flow of goods and services. Continued rapid growth of crypto assets could create new vulnerabilities in the international financial system.
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It is more likely that crypto assets will expose pre-existing vulnerabilities vs create vulnerabilities.  They won't like that either of course. 

And "some" regulation leads to excessive regulation quite quickly once the power-hungry SOBs start.

Agreed, but it does not automatically imply that one system is better than the other. The cryptospace does and will also have more vulnerabilities that are unique within its own system. But does more regulation help reduce those vulnerabilites? It might, but how do you enforce regulations on a system of users that have 100% control over their private keys?
20  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: McGregor vs. Khabib- Best odds at Sportsbet.io on: October 10, 2018, 12:35:16 AM
@Flagship11. Then that will be for the real lightweight championship. Conor is a good fighter but he is not the best fighter in lightweight. Look at his fight history, he fought mainly in featherweight but only went to lightweight to fight Nate and to win the championship from Eddie Alvarez.

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