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821  Other / Off-topic / Re: How to lose your half-million-dollar home in one easy step. on: November 01, 2014, 08:39:03 PM
Where is the full explanation of the happening?



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822  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [800 TH] EMC: 0 Fee DGM. Anonymous PPS. US & EU servers. No Registration! on: November 01, 2014, 08:02:30 PM
Zero.  BFL has nothing to burn in, ergo there can't be any hashrate from burn-in.


Really?

That is not what your internal SKYPE chats indicate liar.





http://ia902308.us.archive.org/32/items/gov.uscourts.mowd.117531/gov.uscourts.mowd.117531.42.7.pdf

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823  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Any ideas to remove glued on heatsinks on: November 01, 2014, 05:56:03 PM
heat gun gets hot enough to light paper on fire - it's just a normal heat gun, but then you can't touch the heat sink....
It isn't just thermal paste, they are actually glued on - per MS

I finally got them off of one board by applying some heat, sideways twist and then finally putting a pair of pliers on it and prying up.

Now to get the white blubbery gunk off the heat sink... Then repeat the process a few more time.s

Pictures... video?

Be a good idea for others to have later that could go through same issues.
824  Economy / Services / Re: How do you refund your BitCoin/LiteCoin? My Escrow Service for LiteCoin, BitCoin on: November 01, 2014, 02:35:09 PM
Mining Hardware? None.
Group Buy for Mining Hardware? None.

Wrong part of the forum right?
825  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Any ideas to remove glued on heatsinks on: November 01, 2014, 01:34:07 PM
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The pure isopropyl bath then horizontal sheering twist?

I don't envy you having to do this. Seems monumentally hard.
826  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Any ideas to remove glued on heatsinks on: November 01, 2014, 09:41:51 AM
http://www.overclock.net/t/1231696/how-do-i-remove-heat-sinks-that-are-bonded-with-a-thermal-adhesive

Google foo. Do it at your own risk obviously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9cQ1PbXzuo Video removal.
827  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [GUIDE] B's Moderated Biased & Opinionated Miner Sellers Trustworthiness Guide on: November 01, 2014, 08:28:27 AM
 Former customers warn people off Avalon re-branding even with a paid spokesman assurance they have changed.

There is certainly been no reasonable explanation or apologies from Avalon or the executives and paid spokesman for this new company as to what happened with regards to chips and the millions in dollars in damages it caused the community. There is certainly no reason to purchase from Avalon or Avalon re-branded given the unlikelihood their products will fail to come close to ROI or break even for miners. Nothing at this stage is really going to break even so waiting for products that are likely even worse than existing products is simply not a good strategy. If you are still buying there are others delivering right now. No need to wait on Avalon gear if you are still engaged in mining ASICMINER, BITMAINTECH and SPONDOOLIESTECH are your best and only real options currently.

Avoid this scam company....new name does not make the past disappear.

F YOU scammers - reimburse people for your crap from last year. otherwise gtfo

2btc/TH ?
only chips?

omg, too much Smiley

whats wrong with that? By the time you build a PCB, receive chips, and assemble the entire thing you'll have a device that costs only 3BTC/TH by late october!

It is November... anything in the wild besides the fubar version by Technobit that will certainly ship to you with significant delays?

F YOU scammers - reimburse people for your crap from last year. otherwise gtfo

You are supposed to forgive them now...it is different this time  Cool

f*ck yifu and his shady bs outfit. scammer for life. he can shove his tech up his as* until he reimburses what he stole

Bitsyncom(Yifu Guo) have left Avalon project, right now the Avalon project running by Canaan Creative, Ltd., (founded by     ngzhang) Locate Beijing China.

Even though Yifu has left Avalon (Canaan Creative or whatever) all other particpants like ngzhang are responsible for the Scam of last year!  Angry

Avoid by all means! Scam!
828  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [GUIDE] B's Moderated Biased & Opinionated Miner Sellers Trustworthiness Guide on: November 01, 2014, 08:15:46 AM
  SP20's slip and SPTech offers compensation.

So we see that for the first time SPTech has slipped on a delivery deadline but is offering compensation. In the past compensation was offered to missed technical specifications but that compensation was offered in October after shipments made in August. Given the honesty and direct nature of the Guy and the SPTech I think consumers are still well protected if you are still buying mining equipment from SPTech. Price and ROI are still the biggest worry for all customers in the current depressed market. This is a thumbs up and thumbs down situation so it is an over all push on reliability.

Edit: Guy responds immediately to when the compensation processing will start. This team is on top of communications as always.

You mean about the fact that 3 days prior to their shipping deadline they had no clue if they could ship or not? ...
We're working through the weekend to meet the October shipping deadline.
The reasons for the last minute shipping are numerous and has also very much to do with unauthorized strikes in Israel sea ports, see for example here.
It happens also in previous months, we had to ask the carrier to change route, deliver to cypress and fly the parts into Israel.
We're going through hoops to make sure the entire material needed for production arrives on time. It's an enormous, challenging task.
Right now we're producing the SP20 and we'll ship them after the proper burn-in tests in Flextronics. It might be slipped to the beginning of next week. If this will be the case, we'll compensate.

Guy

The production of the SP20 is slipping into the beginning of the next week. We are working hard to make sure all units are shipped by Monday.
We will offer a BTC compensation for lost mining time.

Compensation and ship all SP20s by Monday.

First real slip in timeline we've seen. But with compensation I suspect customers will be happy at least in that regard. How long for compensation?


During November. We'll contact SP20 customers and ask for wallets addresses.

SP31s ship on time and arriving at customers doors.

My SP31 is out for delivery, and it just shipped 1.5 days ago, that's pretty fast!

I have ordered every Spondoolies-Tech Product that they has shipped so far, and every order has arrived within the time frame promised.    Customer service has been excellent!

I will continue to be a customer on future products, their pre-sales and post-sales customer service and honesty cannot be touched, and their products are rock solid.

Thanks Spondoolies-Tech team, keep up the great work!   Looking forward to hearing more about the next-gen!!

Shipping units fairly quickly is a positive sign as well.

Seeing the level of communication provided by SP in this thread makes me want to order some hardware.  What are the lead times for orders placed this week or next?
SP20 - less than a week
SP35 - one month
829  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [ANN] Spondoolies-Tech - carrier grade, data center ready mining rigs on: November 01, 2014, 08:11:02 AM
You mean about the fact that 3 days prior to their shipping deadline they had no clue if they could ship or not? ...
We're working through the weekend to meet the October shipping deadline.
The reasons for the last minute shipping are numerous and has also very much to do with unauthorized strikes in Israel sea ports, see for example here.
It happens also in previous months, we had to ask the carrier to change route, deliver to cypress and fly the parts into Israel.
We're going through hoops to make sure the entire material needed for production arrives on time. It's an enormous, challenging task.
Right now we're producing the SP20 and we'll ship them after the proper burn-in tests in Flextronics. It might be slipped to the beginning of next week. If this will be the case, we'll compensate.

Guy

The production of the SP20 is slipping into the beginning of the next week. We are working hard to make sure all units are shipped by Monday.
We will offer a BTC compensation for lost mining time.

Compensation and ship all SP20s by Monday.

First real slip in timeline we've seen. But with compensation I suspect customers will be happy at least in that regard. How long for compensation?

830  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 08:40:19 AM

Wow! That truly does nail it. And only at a cost of 20%. Now, imagine doing the same thing but incorporate Bitcoin. I know it's a stretch, but is it possible to someway, somehow recoup that 20% or even make a profit via laundering money via using Bitcoin as one of the steps?

Apologies for the crazy question.

#ASKFTC

Using BTC... you could cut out a lot of the need to bribe / fees etc.

I think BFL was hoping no one would track this Gleb. But sticking 1 million in like that was the DUMBEST move possible. Red Flags everywhere. I think they got scared and started looking for ways to get the money hidden.

Look at what was going on with BFL at the time.

1. Lawsuits started coming.
2. DA was looking at them.
3. Houses were being bought.
4. No accountant to help them keep things "hidden" or at least be less conspicuous. Look at the accountant talking on Skype particularly about keep the amounts down.
5. Personal loans from BFL.
6. Personal spending on company credit cards.
7. Extensive overseas trips by BFL even though there no real sales being generated after the 65nm debacle.
8. Expense accounts in BTC for major members of the team.
9. Extensive adverting campaigns.
10. Extensive booth purchases for conferences where they were paying a high premium to be the only mining company at a show.


831  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 08:17:33 AM
Money Laundering a Hypothetical Guide Part 1: The Basics

Step 1.  “Placement” (also known as) Deposit your cash in a bank.

Fact: BFL sends 1 million to itself disguised as purchase from HashTrade. Converts the BTC through BitPay to their own accounts as USD.

Next to how you made your money, this is the riskiest phase of the laundering process. To prevent banks from reporting you to the government, keep cash deposits to well below $10,000 and spread it out over 160 accounts in 20 or more banks.

Conclusion: BFL failed at this step miserably.


Step 2. “Layering” (also known as) Move your money around like crazy.

Fact: BFL was layering see expense accounts of BFL executives. Respin boards, buying houses, cars etc as well as over paying for engineering of miners to their 'partners' in the scam. Exchange currencies, buy luxury goods, spends on rents for buildings, spas and burn in rooms or off site server locations.

This is the trickiest and possibly most fun stage of the laundering process. Try changing currencies with 20%. Buying expensive items like houses, cars, and art work with 30%. Investing in legitimate businesses with the final 50%. The point is to make the original dirty money impossible to trace.

Conclusion: Whoops failure too slow and not diversified enough to hide it. FTC has evidence after seizures of laptops etc.


Step 3.  Integration. Your 1 million dollars should look like it came back to you as legit legal transaction.

Fact: Whoops Gleb found out it wasn't pretty easily. Now it is clear HashTrade and BFL are laundering the BTC.

Follow up questions:

Was BitPay involved directly with this scheme and did they have full knowledge?
Did BFL do this BEFORE they hired the accountant?
I wonder what the accountant they hired had to say about it?
832  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 06:08:12 AM
BFL is using BitPay as an exchange to convert their BTC to fiat and deposited into their bank oppose to only using them as a payment service provider of which that is all BitPay is, again, not an exchange.
You can't do! I can't do it! Yet, BFL has converted millions via BitPay. I just found three other BFL BWAs that have used BitPay to convert their BTC to fiat. BFL has been sooooo NAUGHTY!
Where's the fuckin' media on this?
#ASKFTC

I'm too lazy to figure out what you are ranting and raving about this time, but I don't see why BFL selling bitcoins to Bitpay would be considered illegal or fraudulent. Merchants exchange bitcoins to fiat through Bitpay all the time. Why can't BFL? Those TOS that you quoted may apply to you, but they don't have to apply to everyone.

Example.

Im a drug dealer with 1 million dollars of BTC. I have another partner pretend to send this same BTC to my Bitpay account as payment for imaginary goods. I then convert those BTC with Bitpays knowledge and cash out that million to a bank account in USD.


Nothing illegal right?

Bitpay, BFL and HashTrade will all have to explain their roles. Bitpay has a very close relationship with BFL. With laptops now in FTC possesion any emails will likely be available to the Feds. I suspect BitPay should get a lawyer asap regarding this matter as a precaution.


I think I did a better job, bud: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=841416  Grin

Obviously not enough if you can't convert readers to your narrative.
833  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 05:56:50 AM
BFL is using BitPay as an exchange to convert their BTC to fiat and deposited into their bank oppose to only using them as a payment service provider of which that is all BitPay is, again, not an exchange.
You can't do! I can't do it! Yet, BFL has converted millions via BitPay. I just found three other BFL BWAs that have used BitPay to convert their BTC to fiat. BFL has been sooooo NAUGHTY!
Where's the fuckin' media on this?
#ASKFTC

I'm too lazy to figure out what you are ranting and raving about this time, but I don't see why BFL selling bitcoins to Bitpay would be considered illegal or fraudulent. Merchants exchange bitcoins to fiat through Bitpay all the time. Why can't BFL? Those TOS that you quoted may apply to you, but they don't have to apply to everyone.

Hypothetical Example.

I'm a drug dealer with illegal drug revenue denominated in BTC worth 1 million dollars. I have another partner pretend to send this same BTC to my Bitpay account as payment for imaginary goods. I then convert those BTC with Bitpays knowledge and cash out that million to a bank account in USD.

Nothing illegal right?

Bitpay, BFL and HashTrade will all have to explain their roles. Bitpay has a very close relationship with BFL. With laptops now in FTC possesion any emails will likely be available to the Feds. I suspect BitPay should get a lawyer asap regarding this matter as a precaution.

If they did nothing wrong they would be prudent to immediately distance their company from BFL and provide their lawyers with all the emails, communication and get out front of this problem. Better help the FTC wherever possible so as to avoid more digging in their dog patch.
834  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 05:41:07 AM
You give BitPay BTC and you get cash.  

You can't judge stolen BTC or it fucks shit up.  Not accepting stolen cash is a felony in the USA I believe.

Be mad at BFL not BP.
You don't think BitPay's accountants wouldn't notice a transaction that large and look into it?

Lol what do you need a company or government looking over your transactions to make sure they are ok before they give you what is yours?

BitPay supposed to save the day for y'all and steal the Bitcoins back?

Wouldn't anything over 10k USD give Bitpay pause given the regulatory climate as well as the nature of the company involed. Bitpay was well aware of problems and concerns customers had with fraud from BFL considering they shared a booth at conferences.
835  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: is butterfly labs mining with those ASICs at the moment? on: October 31, 2014, 03:46:40 AM
the total hashrate went above 30TH for the first time in history!
i wonder....  Cool

We would like to see the EMC logs at that time... quite probable they were the cause.
836  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: is butterfly labs mining with those ASICs at the moment? on: October 31, 2014, 03:41:21 AM

2 years later his own words prove he was instrumental in burn in mining with customer rigs, covering up the fact and hiding tapeout dates for the chips... oh the lies, fraud and theft. What a piece of work.
837  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is BFL using BitPay for money laundering purposes good for advancing Bitcoin? on: October 31, 2014, 02:47:42 AM
IRS has been informed about these transactions? This seems to be worse for Bitpay if they were operating as an exchange without a license to do so. Bitpay seems they were doing  BFL a special service doesn't it? Legally what US laws were broken by Bitpay and BFL?
838  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [GUIDE] B's Moderated Biased & Opinionated Miner Sellers Trustworthiness Guide on: October 30, 2014, 03:01:32 PM
Shakes head. Still no love from Technobit for some customers.



I appreciate Marto's and technobit's intention to provide an open,  transparent process.  This question should be easy to answer.  Could you answer it please?

Hello? How far behind are you guys, exactly?  Is there any way to get specific information on our orders?

After 4 months you should know the answer is no.

STILL AWAITING ORDER:

XXXXXXXXXXX

2 x TL-MR3020 router

2014-07-15    

107,40€

PD PayPal + Extra Fee    Payment accepted
839  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Official AMT Thread round 3: Future Plans. on: October 30, 2014, 02:53:42 PM
Here is a plan for you Mr. Zipkin.

1. Pay back your customers.
2. Stop stealing from people.
3. Do an honest days work.
840  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: is butterfly labs mining with those ASICs at the moment? on: October 30, 2014, 02:13:26 PM
Yes yes they were.
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