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1  Economy / Collectibles / Just providing some provenance for my 2011 Series 1 Casascius 1 BTC coin on: June 28, 2021, 11:32:48 PM
As of June 28, 2021, I own the Series 1 Casascius 1 BTC coin with the address beginning with 17E9BEio. I bought it from an anonymous person in 2013.

JohnGalt on bitcointalk.org

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2  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Question] Where to find holograms for aluminum Casascius coins? on: June 06, 2021, 06:26:21 PM
Mike gave me a bunch of the aluminum blanks and made my own coins a long time ago. No tamper evident stickers though.

3  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2 x Denarium Wallet on: June 06, 2021, 05:41:29 PM
It's too late now, but using escrow would have been better, especially when dealing with someone with no rep.
4  Economy / Collectibles / Bought this from Bobby Lee today at Bitcoin 2021 on: June 05, 2021, 12:22:07 PM
5  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTB] Casascius 2011 bitcoin unredeemed "error coin" on: March 27, 2021, 08:47:32 AM
I have one that I would be willing to sell; however, I am out of the country for another month. Contact me in a month if you haven't found one.

Also, where are you located? I live in the U.S. on the west coast.
6  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [RAFFLE] 2019 Sol Noctis Loaded with 0.001BTC | 0/16 Tickets Remaining on: December 16, 2020, 07:21:55 AM
Received in perfect condition. Thanks for holding the raffle!
7  Economy / Collectibles / Re: My loaded 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar on: December 10, 2020, 05:18:42 PM
Any pictures of it?

I posted pictures a while back, but they somehow got deleted. Here is an image that I found lying around. It is difficult to access the bar (for security), so this is the best I have on short notice.
8  Economy / Collectibles / Re: My loaded 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar on: December 09, 2020, 06:45:43 AM
Personally I would just peel and store funds on a trezor. There are numerous risks with holding a Cas with this much value. Fire/Water damage, theft, degrading of private key under hologram, compromised Cas private keys (yes I know it's highly unlikely). It'll be difficult and not really worth the premium to find a buyer, so I'd just peel, redeem all the forks, buy a new car  Smiley, and hold the 100btc on something that you know is more secure and password protected.

I feel like peeling it would be wrong. There are only 48 unpeeled bars left, and the closer that number gets to 0, the more important it is to keep the bar whole.
9  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [RAFFLE] 2019 Sol Noctis Loaded with 0.001BTC | 0/16 Tickets Remaining on: December 09, 2020, 06:29:35 AM
Woot!

I got the original Sol Noctis a few years ago and I so happy that I was able to get this one, too.
10  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [RAFFLE] 2019 Sol Noctis Loaded with 0.001BTC | 16/16 Tickets Remaining on: December 05, 2020, 04:37:48 AM
I would like 0, 4, 8, and c.

txid: 96cd6dfc1461ca15c82a6043835a2eaabb02a765ddf86b211a6ecb1ce086a669
11  Economy / Collectibles / Re: My loaded 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar on: December 04, 2020, 12:43:11 PM
The following is my original April 15, 2018 post, signed using my account's signing address (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=996318.msg55749015#msg55749015):
You're linking to a signing address you posted today, which doesn't prove anything. Can you sign a message from an old address like this one: 1P1nsECBk5HoSJeQVNdsarpAybz1LHrs1X (linked to this post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1687999.msg17041076#msg17041076)

That's a good suggestion, but I can't find the wallet used to send the bitcoins in that specific transaction. However, I can sign a message using an address from an earlier transaction:

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On May 29, 2016, in the post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1483586.msg15004658#msg15004658, I acknowledged sending 1.1 BTC to address  1FSeDLeN8Hr4UHBSeoNcNX5gy8oKFHx7pB in the transaction https://blockchain.info/tx/a5314766167ca46047297739924f091834d2e72362de61fd417c0c7126ba6333, from the address 1Mh9qhPjVYtCSNDFVU5ygNux3bXBdr57L9, which is used to sign this message.
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1Mh9qhPjVYtCSNDFVU5ygNux3bXBdr57L9

IL1tHKcs00suqkSe6/Qn+EZv6r77luYv3/qPkkCxuUhNXpMD6n+rj611ZzlkC7cn/dY3X21dG+0QqhjzHtJ9N1Q=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
12  Other / Meta / Re: Stake your Bitcoin address here on: December 04, 2020, 10:45:48 AM
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December 4, 2020
I control the bitcointalk.org account JohnGalt (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73994). Possessing the private key used to sign this message is sufficient proof of identity.

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13  Economy / Collectibles / Re: My loaded 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar on: December 04, 2020, 10:42:59 AM
Well, here we are nearly 3 years later and I still have the 100 BTC bar.

I got busy and I never got around to trading it. Anyway, the price was dropping so there was no hurry. Well, now that the bar is worth almost $2 million again, I thought I should establish some provenance in case I hold it for another few years. Unfortunately, I didn't take advantage of Mike's offer to sign a statement saying that I bought the bar from him, so this is the best I can do.

The following is my original April 15, 2018 post, signed using my account's signing address (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=996318.msg55749015#msg55749015):

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Many years ago, I bought a loaded 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar. Now, its value has gone up so much that I no longer feel comfortable holding it.

The first bits are 1Gop7ok6. It is version 2. I don't have any good pictures but I will take some if there is interest.

I don't want to peel it, but I don't know anyone that can afford to buy it. Is there anyone here might be interested in buying it?

Some stats from uberbills:

143 100 BTC Bearer Bars were made.
91 have been peeled.
11 were opened last year.
1 has been opened so far this year.
There are only 52 left (12 are v1 and 40 are v2).

Also, 1344 Casascius coins and bars were opened last year. 357 have been opened since the beginning of this year. They are getting more and more scarce.

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The following is a statement of ownership, signed using my account's signing address (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=996318.msg55749015#msg55749015):
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Today is December 4, 2020. I own the 100 BTC Casascius Bearer Bar with first bits 1Gop7ok6. I bought it directly from Mike Caldwell in 2012, and it has remained in my possession since then.

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14  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 🌟CLOSING SALE🌟 [DENARIUM] | Next Gen Physical Bitcoins 🌟NEW DISCOUNTS🌟 on: May 30, 2020, 05:41:02 PM
Now I understand why denarium is having trouble with sales. I just got a bill for more than $200 in duties -- 3.9% on gold bars and 30% on the freaking case!
15  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 🌟CLOSING SALE🌟 [DENARIUM] | Next Gen Physical Bitcoins 🌟NEW DISCOUNTS🌟 on: May 20, 2020, 07:51:08 PM
It's been like 2 months since you had your closing sales...there doesn't seem to be all that much "demand". Do you have links to transaction details to show that Kadir-66 actually bought ~1 BTC worth of gold last month? They were active for 11 days and have no Trust to indicate they actually made any sales with you even though they won I think 3 items.

I don't spend much time on BCT, so I don't know the source of this animosity, but I found out about the closing sale and decided to grab these. Perhaps it isn't the best time to buy gold, but I didn't want to miss out on these items.


16  Economy / Goods / Re: Gold Plated Physical Bitcoins Casascius Bit Coin BTC on: August 31, 2018, 11:42:00 PM
That's not Casascius it is a bitcoin physical coin and you can win it more on krog weekdays giveaway in this section https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=71.0

yes its just a bitcoin physical coin

It is not even a physical bitcoin. It is a coin/round/medallion with the BTC symbol on it. A physical bitcoin would contain an actual bitcoin.
17  Other / Serious discussion / Re: I'd be interested in comments about this video on 5G on: May 18, 2018, 10:15:21 PM
There seems to be two choices. Either,

  • Alex Jones is a lunatic that believes every thing that he says, or
  • Alex Jones is a fraud.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HONEST QUESTION: would YOU be tempted to manipulate BTC to make HUGE profits? on: May 16, 2018, 12:07:29 PM
Why would it only work in fairy tales? And let's not forget that we assume in order for this work, you (with a group) have such a huge amount of the BTC market that it is possible to influence the price. Of course it doesn't work if you only have 0,1% of all BTC...but lets assume 1-10%. That would already be pretty huge.

In order to work, the price must continue to move in the right direction after the manipulator has finished buying or selling. Ideally, the manipulator would want to set off an avalanche of stop losses, but there is no way to know if that will happen. The manipulator loses money if it doesn't. It is very risky, and the bigger the attempt, the riskier it gets.

Does this manipulation happen in the crypto market? There are plenty of shitcoins that have experienced huge pump and dumps, so it doesn't look like a fairy tale to me Cheesy

Pump and dump is a different story. In this case, the scammer convinces a lot of people to buy a bunch of coins all at the same time. The price goes up and the scammer sells to those people at inflated prices. The price crashes when the buying frenzy stops and everyone wants to unload.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: HONEST QUESTION: would YOU be tempted to manipulate BTC to make HUGE profits? on: May 16, 2018, 10:29:49 AM
1)
- you sell, btc goes down, you wait until it drops further then you buy cheap and resell after market corrects
- you buy, btc goes up, everybody FOMOs, you sell again

You left out the other equally likely possibilities:

- you sell, btc goes up and you lose a bunch of money
- you buy, btc goes down and you lose a bunch of money

Your manipulation strategy only works in fantasies and fairy tales.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Obvious Manipulation and the idiots with their technical analysis getting on: May 16, 2018, 08:51:41 AM
It is so obvious that some kind of manipulation is choking the potential price increases of all cryptos.

It is not obvious to me. Can you please show me information that clearly and undeniably indicates manipulation?
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