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741  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: March 22, 2013, 01:44:44 AM
But BitMit has an escrow system, doesn't that mean I wouldn't be able to scam people since their money was in escrow until they receive the card?
No, not at all.
742  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Official Newbie BitInstant Support Thread (Active Customer Support) on: March 21, 2013, 05:32:20 PM
In case you BitInstant guys missed this post:
I never received my funds from Bitinstant. It was for $158 worth of Coins and I've been waiting well over 24 hours for my funds to come in. I've used the Live Chat, sent E-Mails etc. I believe I used the wrong Account ID provided on Mt.Gox. Is my money seriously gone forever?  Angry

If it's not a valid address, how could they be sent? Anyways, I really need this to be solved before I rip all of my hair out. Thanks.

Order ID: 6e32b022-2b13-431b-a954-99ba393ad893


~Tyler. (I'm not THAT moldy)
743  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: March 21, 2013, 05:13:12 PM
little-bit: OK
timoftec: OK

You forgot about me! I need to post in the Marketplace section.
I rejected your request because you are dealing in a business that has seen a great deal of fraud. So, we try to make it take more work to post about such services in the main forum so that scammers make fewer accounts.
744  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: What happens to MtGox account if a yubikey is lost/stolen/broken/etc? on: March 21, 2013, 04:16:04 PM
Just curious, what happens to a person's MtGox account if their yubikey is lost/stolen/broken/etc?  I'm assuming they would have to contact MtGox support and prove ownership of the account or something?  Has anyone had this happen?
If they've verified with MtGox in the past, if I remember correctly, they'll have to go through the same process to reclaim the account. That and/or they have to buy another Yubikey and have it sent to the same address as the last one. Either way, it's apparently a pain. (not that that is a bad thing)
745  Other / Meta / Re: Please update the Help Pages to help people about starting a new topic on: March 21, 2013, 04:10:41 PM
Yeah, we should really put something there since this has come up an unusual amount of times...
746  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Weekend Price Drop on: March 21, 2013, 01:34:53 AM
It's not so much that buying pressure goes down as it is volume in general goes down. This thread might be of interest to you:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=63312.0
747  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitinstant -> MTgox problem funds not showing up on: March 21, 2013, 01:22:54 AM
They are currently experiencing some issues, so hold tight!

Just received this via email:

Quote from: Seth
Hello,

Due to heavy customer volume and technical difficulties on our end I regret to inform you that we are experiencing massive delays in processing orders.

Rest assured your funds are safe and will eventually be processed. Our web developers are working over time to fix these problems.

Regrettably, it may be several days before your funds are successfully transferred. Again, your funds are safe and your order will eventually be processed and you will be entitled to a refund of your fees.

Thank you for your patience. You will be hearing from us again.

---
Sincerely,
Seth

So, hopefully my 6.1 BTC order is filled in a day or two. Sad
748  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: How is Bitinstant not at the top of this section? on: March 21, 2013, 01:19:34 AM
As I suspected:
Just received this via email:

Quote from: Seth
Hello,

Due to heavy customer volume and technical difficulties on our end I regret to inform you that we are experiencing massive delays in processing orders.

Rest assured your funds are safe and will eventually be processed. Our web developers are working over time to fix these problems.

Regrettably, it may be several days before your funds are successfully transferred. Again, your funds are safe and your order will eventually be processed and you will be entitled to a refund of your fees.

Thank you for your patience. You will be hearing from us again.

---
Sincerely,
Seth

So, hopefully my 6.1 BTC order is filled in a day or two. Sad
749  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Official Newbie BitInstant Support Thread (Active Customer Support) on: March 21, 2013, 01:18:47 AM
Just FYI:
Just received this via email:

Quote from: Seth
Hello,

Due to heavy customer volume and technical difficulties on our end I regret to inform you that we are experiencing massive delays in processing orders.

Rest assured your funds are safe and will eventually be processed. Our web developers are working over time to fix these problems.

Regrettably, it may be several days before your funds are successfully transferred. Again, your funds are safe and your order will eventually be processed and you will be entitled to a refund of your fees.

Thank you for your patience. You will be hearing from us again.

---
Sincerely,
Seth

So, hopefully my 6.1 BTC order is filled in a day or two. Sad
750  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: I thought you only needed one post to Unlock PM on: March 21, 2013, 01:09:02 AM
It takes up to ten minutes after you've met the requirements for the next posting level before any restrictions are removed.
751  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Correction in block reward (bitcoin wiki FAQ) unnoticed? on: March 20, 2013, 10:07:47 PM
Thanks, fixed!

(also, whitelisted)
752  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: How is Bitinstant not at the top of this section? on: March 20, 2013, 09:30:11 PM
Usually they are pretty good about handling things, so I'd guess that this price spike has simply overwhelmed them. I'd be surprised if they ran with the money given how amazingly well they are doing as a business...
753  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:17 PM
And... I'm caught up!

DavisWinn: OK
MultiVerseSupport: OK
cyberthane: OK
BitBlend: OK
Vicarious1: OK
BitcoinAds.com: OK
gnaoot: OK
stshiOption: OK
btcto: OK
Bitocoin: OK
crl826: OK
Starlight: OK
Wulirider: OK
emorydunn: OK
OnlyGoodVibes: OK
neopangea: OK
rageburner: OK
Plnt: OK
Tessellated: OK
NickGlazkov: OK
Novus: OK
xaci: OK
Meatyy: OK
jaywaka2713: OK
cyro: OK
bullyboy: OK
superreeen: OK
Synapse_On_Slush: OK
ashpooler: OK
Mr_Alert: OK
UncleGravy: OK
string: OK
dohse: OK
bsand: OK
volkov: OK
GambitBTC: OK
listbyloc: OK
cycloid: OK
Kao: OK
cafebitcoin: OK
Nexus2k: OK
hashcode: OK
754  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Could I be unrestricted now? on: March 20, 2013, 03:44:22 AM
I've been registered for ages and for some reason I'm still not able to post. I think it's probably because I lurk a lot, but I'd quite like to make a post now.

Thank you.
Sure thing. Done.
755  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How to Advertise on this Forum? on: March 20, 2013, 03:40:45 AM
There are weekly auction threads you can take part in, with the most recent one being here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=155183.0

Contact theymos if you would like to be allowed to post there with a bid. He will request a deposit and whitelist you at that time.
756  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Nope, we're not using a decentralized protocol yet, just a piece of software on: March 20, 2013, 03:34:50 AM
All those claiming that the market sorted itself out, you have a valid point and I mostly agree. The market did sort itself out.

I just have one question: what would have happened if there had been no time-sensitive discussions among developers? What if the new version were released and the developers would not have had discussions as to what should miner do or not do?

I'm genuinely curious if the miners would have reverted to the old chain. Again, I don't think anything "wrong" happened, only that I think the miners of 0.8 should have stayed on 0.8, making other miners understand that it's not the software that determines what's good or bad, it's simply that your software has to speak the same language that the majority of software speaks. Hence, a protocol. Perhaps they thought that moving forward with the new chain would be detrimental to the future of bitcoin and the future of their mining enterprise. I'm just curious.
We would have reverted, because Eleuthria started the roll-back process on BTC Guild prior to receiving an ACK from the devs (by at least a few seconds). The only way this would have turned out differently would have been if the devs were insistent on not going back to the pre-0.8 chain and if Eleuthria listened to them.
757  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: FinCEN addresses Bitcoin on: March 20, 2013, 01:05:18 AM
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c. De-Centralized Virtual Currencies

            A final type of convertible virtual currency activity involves a de-centralized convertible virtual currency (1) that has no central repository and no single administrator, and (2) that persons may obtain by their own computing or manufacturing effort.

            A person that creates units of this convertible virtual currency and uses it to purchase real or virtual goods and services is a user of the convertible virtual currency and not subject to regulation as a money transmitter. By contrast, a person that creates units of convertible virtual currency and sells those units to another person for real currency or its equivalent is engaged in transmission to another location and is a money transmitter. In addition, a person is an exchanger and a money transmitter if the person accepts such de-centralized convertible virtual currency from one person and transmits it to another person as part of the acceptance and transfer of currency, funds, or other value that substitutes for currency.

This part gets ignored but I am a bit confused by it.

Everywhere else there is a distinction between virtual currency and real currency. This line just says "currency".   It is quite vaque in that it could say "if the person accepts (Bitcoin) from one person and transmits it(Bitcoin) to another person as part of the acceptance and transfer of...value (that substitutes for currency)."  Would that mean that every node on the network transferring bitcoins from one person to another is an "exchanger and a money transmitter"?

"Currency" is quite well-defined:
Quote
FinCEN's regulations define currency (also referred to as "real" currency) as "the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country that is designated as legal tender and that [ii] circulates and [iii] is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance."

So, let me translate this from legalese (but remember that I am not a lawyer) to Bitcoin in practical terms:

Quote
c. Bitcoin

            A final type of convertible virtual currency activity involves bitcoin, a virtual currency (1) that has no central repository and no single administrator, and (2) that persons may mine.

            A miner that uses bitcoin to purchase real or virtual goods and services is a user of the convertible virtual currency and not subject to regulation as a money transmitter. By contrast, a miner that sells bitcoins to another person for fiat is engaged in transmission to another location and is a money transmitter. In addition, a person is an exchanger and a money transmitter if the person accepts bitcoin from one person and transmits it to another person as part of the acceptance and transfer of fiat.

This practically effects:

1) Exchanges, but they already knew that.
2) Middlemen that convert bitcoin to USD, like BitPay.
3) Mining pools that directly allow you to cash out in USD.
758  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Show New Posts/Replies Missing on: March 20, 2013, 12:35:20 AM
Clicking the plus sign next to the current time in the top-right of the page should bring those back.
759  Other / Meta / Re: Self-moderated topics on: March 19, 2013, 11:54:51 PM
So, I verified that people other than the OP aren't able to delete posts in self-moderated topics. During my cleanup of that, however, the deletion I did of the post I made on my other account (which I made because that was the easiest way to get a session ID) via my Global Moderator account resulted in this message:
Quote
A reply of yours, quoted below, was deleted by the starter of a self-moderated topic.
I don't know whether this was intentional or not (since mods can delete posts that violate local rules even when the OP isn't around), but I thought that I'd give a heads-up.
760  Bitcoin / Important Announcements / FinCEN addresses Bitcoin on: March 19, 2013, 12:21:54 AM
FIN-2013-G001
Issued:    March 18, 2013
Subject:    Application of FinCEN's Regulations to Persons Administering, Exchanging, or Using Virtual Currencies
fincen.gov/statutes_regs/guidance/html/FIN-2013-G001.html

Quote

c. De-Centralized Virtual Currencies

            A final type of convertible virtual currency activity involves a de-centralized convertible virtual currency (1) that has no central repository and no single administrator, and (2) that persons may obtain by their own computing or manufacturing effort.

            A person that creates units of this convertible virtual currency and uses it to purchase real or virtual goods and services is a user of the convertible virtual currency and not subject to regulation as a money transmitter. By contrast, a person that creates units of convertible virtual currency and sells those units to another person for real currency or its equivalent is engaged in transmission to another location and is a money transmitter. In addition, a person is an exchanger and a money transmitter if the person accepts such de-centralized convertible virtual currency from one person and transmits it to another person as part of the acceptance and transfer of currency, funds, or other value that substitutes for currency.
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