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1  Economy / Economics / Re: Preparing for the future. on: November 07, 2021, 12:18:54 PM
I don't think we can really prepare much for the future unless we try to prepare ourselves in multiple domains. For example, I see Universal Basic Income as part of the future - which probably means our jobs will be replaced by robots as we're already witnessing this right now.

I agree with you, Pharmacist - we will still need humans to do some of the work. But as tech advances, we will gradually be replaced by robots up to a point where we will probably only be useful at improving robots & tech and fixing those that go faulty. I've seen what "digitalized cities" look like and it's quite eerie. When you have to interact with nobody anymore but just buttons and robots, you realize how useless we'll all really become.

On the other hand, I do think that replacing human labor with robots will at one point have a significant negative impact on the society, up to a point where we'll go back to human labor again. So preparing for the future is more of a subjective matter of discussion, one that depends on how you actually think the future would look like.
2  Economy / Services / Re: I'm Back, Mt.Gox Just Returned 22 BTC of Mine on: November 06, 2021, 08:09:05 PM
If you want to follow along and read the emails I send once a week to my subscribers you can here:

I'm old school and still have the tendency to give like 0.0000138 Bitcoin once a week to readers if you're lucky. You have to promise to open my emails though or you're disqualified.
Sounds like nothing but a scam.
3  Economy / Economics / Re: CBDCs are not cryptocurrencies on: November 06, 2021, 05:06:00 PM
I think they're trying to either change the definition of cryptocurrency or they're trying to deceive us into thinking CBDCs are cryptos. But I highly doubt CBDCs will be created the way Bitcoin or even other centralized cryptos have been created.

CBDigitalCurrencies are not called Cryptocurrencies for a reason many probably don't see right now. They're, as others pointed out before me, just digital versions of fiat - something quite similar in fact to what we today know as credit/debit card balance & transactions, probably just more convenient & portable.

I honestly hope they don't get to brainwash the majority into believing that investing in a CBDC is the same thing as investing in crypto. That's all I hope for. Their biggest advantage is that most people have no idea what a cryptocurrency even is, besides the idea that they're digital - and this is imo exactly why people get deceived easily.
4  Economy / Services / Re: I'm Back, Mt.Gox Just Returned 22 BTC of Mine on: November 06, 2021, 04:54:15 PM
I was the owner of the original, original Bitcoin7 exchange. Before it was hacked, even back then I was using cold wallets to store all of user funds. Fortunately I was able to return everyone's currency with no issues, which would is worth billions today. We peaked around 60,000 - 77,000 users in 2009 running on basic APACHE. Dare I say it, I made a lot of people very rich, especially if they've HODL'ed. After my exchange was hacked I was discouraged to continue and went back to developing websites and applications, so I sold the exchange. What they did with it after, I could care less.
This is as much proof as Craig Wright can show to prove he's SN. All you said is publicly available information (and should I mention that everyone here knows that whoever's been hodling for +10 years is now rich AF?), so it's no legit proof.
5  Local / Minerit / Re: Timp estimativ minat Bitcoin on: November 06, 2021, 07:31:20 AM
Sugerez sa pui exact aceeasi intrebare aici. E activitate mult mai mare si exista o gramada de specialisti in ale mineritului. Smiley

Pot insa sa iti raspund la ultima intrebare: da, normal ca odata ce supply-ul ajunge la 21M vei putea trece la minatul unei alte monede PoW. Partea mai nasoala e ca pana o sa ajunga la 21M, probabil nici tu, nici eu si nici cam nimeni altcineva activ astazi de pe forum nu o sa mai traiasca iar placile tale vor fi niste relicve bune de aruncat la gunoi (sau de tinut pentru colectie).

Totodata, sa ai in vedere faptul ca mineritul nu e la fel de simplu si usor cum pare si odata ce te apuci, trebuie sa reinvestesti o data la ceva timp. Pe masura ce timpul trece, minerii isi cumpara echipamente noi - fapt pentru care hashrate-ul creste, iar in consecinta castigurile tale scad. Daca ai impresia ca tu cu acele 6 placi o sa poti mina la nesfarsit si sa ai castiguri liniare, te inseli din pacate.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: "Cardano is a $300 Billion Coin, Fasten Your Seat Belt!" on: November 05, 2021, 10:54:42 PM
Back in the day I was so, so sure about certain coins that they'll pump up to the sky someday "soon". The " soon" never actually came and the coins I thought would be today in the top 10 have been buried into the hundreds. What you feel doesn't always fit the actual future or truth, and unfortunately even the best or the most interesting tips/facts might not help the project get to the top.

With that being said, I think ADA will continue to serve a quite high rank but it might just as well not do so at all and get buried in time into the hundreds or so. Projects come and go, and I'm talking specifically about alts. Even ETH will someday have a competitor that will pull it back to the 3rd rank. This is what happens when we have an industry that can be improved within a click and a few code lines: we get projects that are better than the previous ones, for which reason we automatically ditch the old.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ira Kleiman is obviously lying in court - Team up with CSW to create evidence? on: November 05, 2021, 06:08:42 PM
It's just my speculation but with this circus show trial they could both gain something, Ira would get money from Faketoshi and indirectly they would both agree that CSW is Satoshi and get media attention.
All that CSW wants is that other people think he is Satoshi so he could pump his bsv shitcoin as a real and better version of bitcoin.
Besides media attention, they (or at least Wright) will not be able to gain like anything .. because who the hell would ever trust this guy after so many years of failing to pretend he's SN?

BSV is a failure and so is Wright. This is just a shitshow and Wright is the one who has a currently impossible wet dream of pretending to be Satoshi. I want to believe that the world isn't stupid enough to fall for this BS.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Mixer Detection in 2021 on: November 03, 2021, 11:17:43 PM
For example, if I cut grass for Bitcoin and one of my clients is a privacy enthusiast who regularly uses mixers for his stack.

What happens when I try to deposit these? My account is now frozen? Bitcoin gone?

This just doesn't seem right. I'm trying to wrap my head around how they would be able to track something like this. Someone educate me, please.
It's the fact that Bitcoin is lacking fungibility, which I think will have quite big impacts over the long run. Your example is just one of so many that we could give. This is the main issue I wish I never met with BTC, and unfortunately the only solution is.. moving away from Bitcoin to a more privacy-focused coin as long as you want your coins to be fungible.

Your Bitcoins are now being flagged every day by Chainalysis. Today they're clean, maybe tomorrow they're dirty. The algorithms they use and how they get to tag coins in a certain way.. who the hell knows? The thing is, your 1 BTC is unfortunately not equal to my 1 BTC and I think this is honestly one of the most serious issues of Bitcoin that haven't been adressed yet. Lots of people mention mixers and Wasabi, but they forget that once I take that route, I'm gonna be 100% considered a suspect/criminal by blockchain analysis companies and tools.. because unfortunately today is the day privacy is seen as a crime.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Mixer Detection in 2021 on: November 03, 2021, 07:06:01 PM
I think mixers are easy to detect when the transaction either comes directly from e.g. a CoinJoin or from a known mixer's wallet. I've never studied mixing heuristic analysis but I think it's not impossible to find at least few of the addresses a mixer owns?

Anyway, I think the easiest way to hide this history is just bouncing your mixed BTC from address to address. After a few days of every-now-and-then bounces, I doubt anyone will have a clue. Perhaps this is a tactic also used by mixers?

I'd be curious to know the answer as well. There most likely still are patterns through which they can find the origin of an address's coins.
10  Local / Română (Romanian) / Re: Despre nebunia din lumea nft-urilor on: November 02, 2021, 09:29:59 AM
Am sa las asta aici.

Sunt de acord ca arta e destul de subiectiva, mai ales cand vine vorba de determinarea valorii ei - probabil unele piese ar fi absolut stupide pentru mine dar fascinante pentru altii. Dar cu exceptia putinor adevarati artisti din domeniul digital, avem doar efectiv vrajeli si nimicuri care se vand scump (si care altfel, fara hype, nu s-ar vinde).

Say what you want, eu unul nu as putea vreodata sa consider acest NFT mai valoros de cativa dolari... In niciun caz nu as licita $61k pe el, ce naiba! Cheesy

11  Local / Română (Romanian) / Re: Partidul Unit al Libertăţii Absolute on: November 02, 2021, 09:22:03 AM
N-am facut niciodata livrari prin Uber sau taxi, nu aveam idee ca exista si posibilitatea asta. Smiley

Ramane atunci sa vedem ce spune IonCreanga. Speram ca reuseste sa mai intre aici, macar sa ne dea o confirmare si un update cu situatia lui.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: An example of a Powerful Rebranding on: November 01, 2021, 10:11:06 AM
Its native token “XEC” powers the eCash platform with significant use-cases such as token minting and staking.
No offense, but I'm a fan of innovation and I don't think that token minting and staking is a "significant" use case. I think they've been around for many years, long enough for this to be nothing new anymore.

And then, the 1:1000000 ratio difference is insane and the fact that they want to have faster/more often bull runs says something about the project imo. Also, how is having "bits" an upgrade? Again, this has been around with BTC and any altcoin for so many years - what's next, the "e-Sats" upgrade? lol...

This brings absolutely nothing new to the space, but this is just my 2c.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Willy Woo: Bitcoin ‘Almost Certainly’ Reaching Six-Figures in H1 2022 on: November 01, 2021, 08:52:42 AM
The question is - can it hold above six figures? If it will reach $300,000 and then only crash to $100,000 it would be a very remarkable achievement, because it would mean Bitcoin is becoming less volatile in terms of the minimum and the maximum of its cycles. If this bull run is driven by institutional investors and rich people, maybe it is possible, because they will be less likely to panic sell.
I think it would definitely be able to hold above six figures considering current supply issues, inflation and pandemic situation. The price is likely bound to explode soon and stay above ATH. The conditions allow for it to happen, and I believe we're actually most likely underestimating what it can do under this economical situation!
14  Local / Română (Romanian) / Re: Partidul Unit al Libertăţii Absolute on: October 31, 2021, 08:03:58 PM
De azi dimineata ma tot gandesc la moduri in care pot sa ajut. Am ajuns la concluzia ca fie cumpar ceva si iti trimit prin curier, fie ma organizez cu Gazeta si facem treaba.

Pot sa iti ofer un sac de dormit si cateva haine. Daca tu consideri ca hainele de la Gazeta ar fi suficiente si ai avea in schimb nevoie de altceva, sa imi spui.

Iti ofer un sac nou nout, la fel si hainele. Am nevoie doar de marimea ta, iar daca Gazeta nu reuseste sa ma ajute cu livrarea atunci o sa trimit eu prin curier deci as avea nevoie in cazul asta de datele tale de contact (macar un nume fake si un numar real de telefon + o adresa).

Acum legat de sac, nu prea ma pricep la marcile de echipament pentru drumetie. As zice ca sacul acesta de la Decathlon pentru pana la 0° e bun, dar nu stiu ce sa zic. Mai exista niste saci import din Elvetia pe, dar nu stiu cat de legitimi sunt. Daca ma poate ajuta cineva sa gasesc cel mai calitativ sac pentru vreme cat mai rece si sa fie pana in 400-500 RON, ar fi genial. Nu ma zgarcesc (cred? habar n-am ce inseamna "sa te zgarcesti" la un sac de dormit?), ca stiu ce inseamna sa nu dormi bine iarna si nimanui nu-i doresc.

@GazetaBitcoin daca esti de acord sa ma ajuti, as putea ca dupa ce fac o lista de produse sa iti transfer tie echivalentul sumei in BTC pentru ele si te poti ocupa tu de comanda/cumparare & livrare. Cred ca ar fi cea mai simpla varianta.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: KYC is not enough, Bad actors are everywhere on: October 30, 2021, 06:38:58 PM
Kyc verification isn't still a guarantee for a safe trade on centralized exchange. Despite how Satoshi tried hard to solve this issue of trust exchanges still feel the level of trust provided on the Blockchain network isn't secure enough and still go about KYC which most scammers have taken advantage of even providing fake identity just to scam people of their investment. One just has to be extremely careful
I think there needs to be a limit between what Satoshi wanted to do and what exchanges do. Satoshi wanted to remove the need of third parties; exchanges use KYC either to sell your data, to protect you supposedly or both. Either way, Satoshi probably never even thought KYC would ever be a thing with crypto. Remember there are so many ways to exchange without using centralized parties or KYC - I've personally used them so often and never got scammed. When there is no trust, you have to trust yourself.
16  Local / Română (Romanian) / Re: Despre nebunia din lumea nft-urilor on: October 28, 2021, 10:54:18 PM
chiar daca unele nft au fost vindute la preturi exorbitante doar pentru ca erau in posesia unor artisti cu foarte multi folowers nft ramin o foarte buna posibilitate de a face profit o piata alternativa din ramura crypto oricine poate crea nft si le poate pune in vinzare pe opensea,cred ca aceasta posibilitate nu trebuie trascurata,cine are putin talent artistic,la desen poate sa incerce nu se stie niciodata cu putin noroc se pot face vinzari bune
Nu contest ca se pot face vanzari foarte bune in ramura NFT, dar eu tot am sa raman la ideea ca momentan e o piata foarte nesanatoasa care o sa se dezumfle mai devreme sau mai tarziu. Nu cred ca e mare diferenta intre nebunia NFT-urilor si nebunia lalelelor. E o ramura interesanta, sunt multe oportunitati insa totodata sunt si riscuri foarte mari in momentul de fata. Nici nu vreau sa ma gandesc cate NFT-uri vor ramane nevandute sau isi vor pierde in proportii de 90% sau mai mult valoarea.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: KYC is not enough, Bad actors are everywhere on: October 28, 2021, 08:57:14 AM
I had many thoughts on mind but one that actually answer the question is that, KYC is never enough and can't stop any fraudulent act if they want to play smart, scammers are out there and they are developing new ways to get Maga (the innocents) that comes their way.
This is exactly why KYC is useless and dangerous. If it doesn't do enough, it's not worth it imo to trade your personal information for something that doesn't even do what it's supposed to do. Your personal information is worth more than an account limit change and since we have decentralized exchanges, wallets etc I don't even see the point in completing KYC procedures.

Scammers will exist. They'll keep existing, even with the harshest rules out there. Thieves existed even when capital punishment in public squares was a thing, which shows that nothing is ever going to stop some people from doing this stuff. What this thing truly does is, it invades our privacy and strips us off a lot of very valuable information that is ultimately only useful for surveillance, control and .. perhaps hackers who get to leak and sell these databases to worse actors which now puts your security under risk.

Think about Ledger's leaks and how many people have been phished afterwards. Think about those who received weird Ledger Nano X boxes that were supposedly "free gifts from Ledger" which turned out to be scams. Had people not given real information to Ledger, this would've been avoided. What KYC does is it puts you under danger.
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: How darkmarket admins get caught on: October 28, 2021, 07:08:59 AM
I honestly think that the FBI doesn't really always do legal stuff to catch darknet admins. There are definitely some cases in which they did, but for example Ross Ulbricht's situation is kind of sketchy if you read about it. It's almost like Ross was so stupid that he was thinking he had anonymity while his information was sitting out there in the wild waiting for it to be found and used. It's almost like they found him too easily, but perhaps all the intel said was legit...  although there is something that doesn't add up. One would argue the effort of doing not-so-legal procedures to catch a criminal is worth it and makes sense, but then how does catching someone doing illegal stuff to punish him through illegal procedures make sense.

My gut feeling says they sometimes make use of much more invasive ways of finding someone when the said person becomes a high-profile target. I think Ross for example was doing something that put the dominance of eBay and other such marketplaces under risk and the reason of catching the owner of Silk Road and punishing it was about this, and not about him creating a free market for everyone to use. The sentence Ross received further proves this imo.

The intel of US at least has so many ways of finding you, some of which are more or less intrusive/legal. The key point here is, they do have the resources, the procedures, the technology. They probably do have enough resources to find you even if you are only using Tor, Monero and mixers. If they think catching you is worth any effort, you can mark their job as done.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Dogecoin - a joke or a way to make money? on: October 27, 2021, 09:44:22 AM
A big bubble that will burst as soon as the meme dies. There's no real utility. You could call DOGE transfers cheap before, but now they're quite close to BTC when it comes to fees. Other than that, there's nothing much besides Musk pumps and dumps and eventual hype that dies out at some point anyway.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: What is more important Hype or Utility? on: October 26, 2021, 09:32:52 PM
This is self-explanatory. It's like you asked me whether I like food or water. You go for hype when you only care about quick profits and high risks, you go for utility when you are in for the long term and probably trust the coin's future. Hype is usually disastrous while utility is a slow but sure builder of a strong asset.
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