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141  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Do you think SatoshiDice is blockchain spam? Drop their TX's - Solution inside on: March 08, 2013, 06:51:37 PM
I've been trying to figure out what all the fuss is about, and the only thing that makes sense is that some people really want to drive the price of S.DICE shares down. All the talk about spam and the like is either purposeful manipulation or economic misunderstanding, and perhaps those against Satoshi Dice that aren't in on the price manipulation scam should read Economics in one Lesson and think about it a bit.
142  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Ripple Giveaway! on: March 06, 2013, 01:28:02 PM
143  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] (Beta) - Electronics super store with over 500K items! on: March 06, 2013, 01:27:16 AM
if there's something on another site, post a link, ask for help.

Here's what I want to buy with bitcoins: AKA
144  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Fiat currencies, gold, silver and the US constitution on: March 05, 2013, 11:15:42 PM
I subsequently read that in the US constitution that article I, section 8, clause 5 states that money cannot be freely printed and must be based on transactions of Gold and Silver...

Not quite correct. The Constitution only prohibits state governments from coining money, but it doesn't prohibit individuals from doing so. It also prohibits state governments from declaring anything other than silver and gold coin as legal tender, but it doesn't prevent the federal government from declaring anything it wants to be legal tender. The feds have decided that they are the only ones that can produce silver and gold "coin" (by defining it), so the states cannot make AOCS or NWTM or any other sort of bullion be legal tender. That doesn't, however, prevent a state government from accepting them as non-legal-tender currencies.
145  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin website operators: please consider using Google sign-in on: February 28, 2013, 04:26:08 PM
A friend of mine who I respect just posted this

Why do we need another identity system?

Let’s outline some of the issues with OpenID and oAuth:

OpenID uses URLs as identities.
While fundamentally this is a good idea, it can be confusing for users and therefore results in bizarre login systems that ask you to ‘choose a service to login with’ such as Google, LiveJournal, etc. when you’re not really logging in with them at all.
Most sites would like at least an email address to be able to contact you, so will almost always require an additional step after logging in for the first time.
OpenID is a jarring login process; you have to completely leave the site you are on and return after authenticating with a third-party. The same can be said for oAuth (though some oAuth implementations allow single-click sign on processes such as Twitter).
oAuth is complicated for developers to implement, requiring the storage and management of tokens. There are also several versions of the protocol, and sometimes extra authentication cruft on top (for example Google’s refresh tokens).
Both OpenID and oAuth allow your identity provider (be it Google, Facebook, Twitter) to track every website you sign in to.
146  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-26 - Alternative Currency Goes Mainstream As Bitcoin ATMs on: February 28, 2013, 04:03:14 AM
Quote from: PeakOil
Bitcoin as a store of value or "wealth", no. But as a short term medium of exchange quite possibly.

This is the sort of open-minded person you want to reach and have look into bitcoin.
I presume a number of ZH lurkers will have similar thoughts.

That's the exact route that got me understanding it. First accept it as merely a medium of exchange, then after using it a bit finally start to understand the full value.
147  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: APOD - Anonymous Physical Object Delivery [PDF] on: February 27, 2013, 05:31:14 PM

Is there a version of this meant for people to read? I don't have a printer and the only reason to EVER use PDF is if you want something to be printed and don't care if anyone actually reads it. But the description sounds intriguing.
148  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbies & Newbie Currencies on: February 27, 2013, 04:15:46 PM
Would it be too much to lock in a 1 gram silver purchase in this thread. I'll trade 0.08 BTC for one of your 1 gram silver cards. We PM over detail and the shipping address then you post a receiving address here before I send.

Why not just use the website? 0.08btc is a good price for the card, but shipping is around $3 for domestic U.S. as I always use tracking and ship as a package and not a letter. The website automatically calculates international shipping as well.
149  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-23 - Need Bitcoins? This ATM takes dollars and funds your accou on: February 27, 2013, 03:44:50 PM
Also, what about laws governing currency exchanges?
Would the new BATM owner not be regulated by these laws?
Would they have to buy a BATM and a currency exchange license?

I just want to point out that here in New Hampshire, destination of the Free State Project, devices like this are covered under vending machine laws and not ATM laws as long as they aren't depositing into bank accounts. The fact that this machine is limited in functionality actually gives it an advantage in that it can slip around regulatory hurdles.
150  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbies & Newbie Currencies on: February 27, 2013, 12:17:05 AM
Oh how I wish Shire Silver could pose a threat to bitcoin Tongue but actually it does seem to complement it well.

I see ripple as a way to add flexibility to the basic bitcoin economy, expanding and subtracting supply through self-clearing debt mechanisms mostly used in a B2B fashion.

IMHO for a new currency to successfully compete against bitcoin on its own territory it would have to have recurring payments as well as significantly faster (as in seconds) confirmations.
151  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The First Bitcoin ATM Has Arrived on: February 26, 2013, 10:34:59 PM
The address you want is

I used the machine and was suitably impressed.
152  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Selling BTC for gold bullion in EU on: February 26, 2013, 10:20:43 PM
Have you checked There are few selling silver / gold with escrow.

What about Are they US only or do they also have office in EU?

I wrote to Coinabul and they will ship to EU. I have found 2 official exchangers who ship to the EU:

1. (N.B. - apparently silver gets VAT more often than gold when shipping to EU)


Shire Silver ships world wide too, although our products are more of a currency than an investment.
153  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-25 Top Alternatives to Paper Money on: February 26, 2013, 03:22:02 AM
I hadn't heard of Shire Silver before, but it's a pretty neat idea. I've never really been into silver and gold, but a pocket sized silver card would be fun to add to my currency collection, lol!

When you order, don't forget to use coupon code BITCOIN for 1% off (if you're paying with bitcoins). We have gold cards too, including the world's smallest physical gold trade unit at a twentieth of a gram.

That ATM is damn nice.
154  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Blockchain based stock exchange on: February 25, 2013, 02:35:55 AM
Generation of vanity addresses is expensive. I've generated one and it took more than a day on my computer. There are services that will generate them for you for a price, but then you have to trust them not to use the private address.

Do a forum search for "colored coin" for what is likely a better solution.
155  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-23 - Need Bitcoins? This ATM takes dollars and funds your accou on: February 24, 2013, 10:59:24 PM
I used the machine and they did a good job on it. There's a few finishing touches it needs, but I think it can be very successful.

IMHO they just need to
  • Hide the guts that are visible through the scan window
  • Improve the camera so smaller QR codes can be used
  • Harden the case

I have a business card (laminated) with an address QR code on it, and it was too small. They were able to work around that, and the deposits to your wallet are lightning fast.

Overall, very impressed.
156  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Name some reputable BTC -> Gold exchangers? on: February 23, 2013, 01:13:49 PM
Shire Silver sells gold but not of the investment variety. We are an alternative currency, made to fit bullion into your wallet. If all you want is to stick some in a safe and forget about it until the economy crashes of there's a huge rise in gold prices, don't bother.

But if you want a good complement to your bitcoins and would like to help restore a sound money economy with a local currency that has global reach and universal value, check us out. We think you'll be pleased.
157  Other / Off-topic / Re: what are the ways to buy gold bars in Singapore? on: February 22, 2013, 12:51:40 PM
Check out They might not be in Singapore, but if not they'd probably be able to guide you. Tell them Shire Silver sent you.
158  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Anyone here ever run for a local office? on: February 22, 2013, 02:04:30 AM
I've been an elected official. I walked in to the town office on the last day of filing, asked to see the filing sheets, paid the dollar, and put my name down for a position that no one was running in. Won easily  Grin

That's the plan! Smiley I've been going to city council meetings to see what really matters to the community, and I plan on visiting local businesses after tax season to see what concerns or complaints they have. I'm also seeking appointment on the Economic Development Committee so I can start working with some of the businesses in the area.

What position did you run for?

Well, the one I got elected to was Trustee of the Trust Funds. Basically just observing the accounting of the town's funds, including where they're invested.

I did foolishly run for Congress several years prior in another state. I spent $2,000 of my own money on the race, but the guy that won loaned his campaign $150,000 - lesson learned, never use your own money unless its an investment. I'm sure his investment has paid off hugely, and not just in the interest he probably charged his campaign.
159  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Anyone here ever run for a local office? on: February 21, 2013, 12:17:49 PM
I've been an elected official. I walked in to the town office on the last day of filing, asked to see the filing sheets, paid the dollar, and put my name down for a position that no one was running in. Won easily  Grin

Of course it did help some that I'd been active in the community, working as a volunteer reporter for the community newspaper. I'd also attended many of the board of selectman (town council) meetings as well as most of the school board meetings. Even though I haven't lived in that town for over 3 years now, when I go back a lot of folks remember me and ask how I've been.

Step one, before even deciding what to run for is to be active in the community. Get known by locals as a good and helpful person. Volunteer for things. Build up a good reputation.
160  Economy / Economics / Re: Make-Your-Own-Country (Seasteading)? Use custom cryptos on: February 20, 2013, 05:56:52 PM
Plus I can live in my home, where I am right now, hold my wealth in bitcoins and not give a shit about any financial or tax laws. I'm not saying that I do this (wink wink government agent reading this) but I'm saying I have that option. So I really don't know what more I'd get living on a boat in the middle of the ocean.

Seems everyone, particularly gold bugs who fret a currency collapse, are still tied to this medieval serf mentality of 'where should I go'. It is surprising how people do not seem to comprehend the idea that the idea of America has moved from North America and not to a physical location but to Cipherspace.

Good point. I've been slowly downsizing physical possessions and moving more of my "stuff" to the cloud. I also have a friend who is an avid reader, and who loves e-books because then if anyone tries to seize his possessions he can just erase them and all the value is gone.
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