Bitcoin Forum
July 21, 2024, 10:21:46 PM *
News: Help 1Dq create 15th anniversary forum artwork.
 
  Home Help Search Login Register More  
  Show Posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 »
81  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Coming soon from Casascius: free high-density physical bitcoin key generator on: December 17, 2012, 02:38:21 PM
(Von NotHaus) ... was also convicted of violating 18 USC 486 - Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal:

Whoever ... makes ... any coins of gold or silver or other metal, ... intended for use as current money, whether in the resemblance of coins of the United States or of foreign countries, or of original design, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

This could definitely be applied to Casascius coins. The prosecutor just has to convince the jury that they are intended to be used as currency.

Mike, I understand that law is stupid, but I would like to know that you are aware of this and to hear your opinion. Thank you.
82  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why would an average person actually choose to use Bitcoin? on: December 17, 2012, 11:51:12 AM
...

6) It lets you send huge sums of money overseas quickly and cheaply. If you were in US and you needed to pay $1,000,000 for a shipment from China, using normal methods of wiring money would take two or more weeks, and will cost more than $25,000 for the transaction. With Bitcoin, it takes a few hours, and costs $12,000 or less.

...

Average person don't transfer 1 mil for a shipment from China, but even if - using bitcoin the fee is nowhere near $12.000!!!

For example:
http://blockchain.info/tx/ed2efa807c4d33a0ca6d15aab5e608ac624a30039965b508063c8baf9d9e8ecc

Let's not scare average person with such high fees allegations  Wink
83  Other / Off-topic / Re: Liberty Dollars ban goes into effect at eBay on: December 16, 2012, 01:35:59 PM
He was also convicted of violating 18 USC 486 - Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal:

Whoever ... makes ... any coins of gold or silver or other metal, ... intended for use as current money, whether in the resemblance of coins of the United States or of foreign countries, or of original design, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

This could definitely be applied to Casascius coins. The prosecutor just has to convince the jury that they are intended to be used as currency.

I am somehow confused here. WTF does "intended for use as current money" mean? If me and my neighbor decide tomorrow to use between us round pieces of metal as money, are we facing jail? 
84  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The next time anyone accuses Bitcoin of Money Laundering, point them here: on: December 16, 2012, 01:10:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDO6HV6xTmI  Wink
85  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How did you find out about Bitcoin? on: December 16, 2012, 01:02:08 PM
Wikileaks donation page:

http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate#dbitcoin
86  Bitcoin / Project Development / The Bitcoin Curse ;D on: December 14, 2012, 02:53:07 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130785

This topic lead to the idea: if so many people are against Bitcoin, why shouldn't we dare them to NOT use. Ever!

87  Economy / Services / Re: Advertise your Bitcoin Business for Free: Pick a number 1-100 on: December 13, 2012, 03:57:01 AM
33
88  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This article is too awesome... Bitcoin FTW at Money2020 on: December 12, 2012, 02:46:52 AM
*This article has been updated to reflect a disputed quote.

No more CP in text, only P.
89  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Experimental pre-0.8 builds for testing on: December 10, 2012, 04:51:41 AM
I downloaded the bitcoin-0.7.1-244-g3ccb06f-win32-setup.exe, installed on my test laptop (Dual core 2GHz Intel, 2GB DDR, with XP) and, without any other extra parameters, it took ~6:40 hours to process 193395 blocks of transaction history. The cpu use was so far ~ 25%.

After this I had to restart the client (the download apparently stopped) and the cpu usage increased to ~75% (sometimes 97-99%). Later it dropped to ~65% while download speed was ~ 250 KB/s.

A new restart was needed after 9:43 hours. The download bar at the bottom of the window disappeared, hopefully this won't scare a regular user.

Finally, the block chain fully synchronized after ~13:00 hours...


I have to admit I expected a way shorter time than that.

Disclaimer: your mileage may vary.
90  Other / Off-topic / Re: Strange unban request on: December 03, 2012, 03:55:15 AM
Beam me up, Scotty!
91  Other / Off-topic / Re: What to do if you're crazy about a girl that has a boyfriend? on: December 03, 2012, 03:50:10 AM
Teach him how to mine coins. Hopefully he will forget about the girl in no time!
92  Other / Off-topic / Re: Introduced bitcoin to a developer. on: December 03, 2012, 03:48:01 AM
How many have talked down Linux in the past? And now, how many Linux running machines are out there?
The day will come when bitcoin icon will be installed by default on any Android phone.
93  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [ANN] Donate to Wikipedia with Bitcoin on: November 30, 2012, 11:23:21 PM
This morning we sent a direct deposit to Wikipedia for $790.36 which is all of the bitcoin donations received from noon yesterday until this morning.
Great job guys!
We will continue to do this every day.  I do have hope that eventually the donate button will be on Wikipedia's site, but for now having the button on our blog accomplishes the same thing. 

Would be interesting to know the number of addresses (people) that donated because I feel that many chosen to give only a small amount to show that they are willing to donate more (if the button were on Wikipedia site).

This number should be told to Wikipedia too, so they know there is more from where that sum came.
94  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Mega Miners? What's stopping them? on: November 26, 2012, 05:12:10 PM
Not enough electrical power maybe?
95  Economy / Gambling / Re: www.SatoshiTable.com - new bitcoin cashgame with nice side effects on: November 19, 2012, 10:46:02 PM
Round 13 means good luck?
96  Other / Off-topic / Re: Really good free website hosting! on: November 18, 2012, 01:49:48 PM
Tell them to accept BTC for premium services.  Wink
97  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: MAKE MINING FAST on: November 17, 2012, 03:47:55 PM
How much did you need this ? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123960.msg1332237#msg1332237

If you are doing that well, why do you need donations in your signature?

... a mining corporation will be able to provide pictures of hardware and statistics of how many BTC generated per month. : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=100696.0
98  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Our response to Dmytri Kleiner's misunderstanding of money on: November 10, 2012, 11:09:06 PM
Government will (in the end) tax your house, your land, your car etc. and will demand BTC. You cannot hide physical property too much and they will tax it. For bitcoins!    Grin
99  Other / Off-topic / Re: Introduction to Cryptography - Free online course being offered on Coursera.org on: November 10, 2012, 10:09:18 AM
Yay, you can learn to mine with pen and paper! (up!)
100  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Low cost Interactive Advertising site at Bitcoin (BitcoionFirday => 0% Fee!) on: November 09, 2012, 07:13:01 PM
BitcoionFirday => 0% Fee!

Correct the typo in the title, please.

0% Fee to what? Is advertising free?
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 »
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!