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41  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: November 07, 2013, 12:12:10 AM
266 - New ATH on Bitstamp!
42  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: November 06, 2013, 10:19:43 PM
Wall just pulled?

Edit: Seems that it was just bitcoinity.
43  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: November 05, 2013, 05:32:36 PM
I am confused. Is Lucif a bull now? I heard he said "To the moon!" Nothing makes sense...  Undecided
44  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: November 05, 2013, 02:47:52 PM
I would actually prefer if the price stabilized right around here and consolidated for a couple of weeks before moving on. To much of a hype right now, and the base is way down lower, around 185-200. I am afraid that a failed attempt to break through ATH would be very bad right now.
45  Economy / Speculation / Re: I'm glad my BTC are in cold storage or i'd be getting twitchy on: November 05, 2013, 02:33:10 PM
Yeah. 95% of my Bitcoins are "dead" to me. It's the only mindset I can have if I don't want to go mad and broke in the process.
46  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: RAM-Reduction & Backup Center Testing (version on: November 03, 2013, 11:51:28 PM
I am happy to report that I have had success in running the OS X version posted by etotheipi. It rebuilt the database and I have successfully imported several wallets. The rescans still take about 20 minutes for each wallet import. However, after the initial import the client launches and syncs within 10-20 seconds!

The one bug I have found, is that during import I check the option for digital wallet import and then hit continue, but sometimes that does nothing. It's not until I hit cancel that the import is initiated. If I had clicked on continue several times, and thus chosen the same wallet file several times, it will give me an error saying that the wallet is already imported when I hit cancel.
47  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: RAM-Reduction & Backup Center Testing (version on: November 03, 2013, 11:47:37 PM
I dowloaded the Linux client and the version states 0.88.1-beta.  Is that right?

That's the current stable version. If you want to use the test version, check the first post in this thread for instructions.
48  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: RAM-Reduction & Backup Center Testing (version on: November 03, 2013, 06:48:52 PM
I'll download and try that version on 10.9. Should I empty my Armory Library folder or just install the app using the old files?
49  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-11-02 It is necessary to have confidence in mathematical ... (SWE) on: November 03, 2013, 02:48:07 PM
Another article in about bitcoin. DN is (one of the?) the biggest morning paper in Sweden. Anyway, it's big.

Google translate:

The world's first ATM for bitcoins has just opened in Vancouver, Canada. But in Sweden , this virtual currency so far small scale , according to the Riksbank. The significance may be highest in countries with high inflation or bad functioning of payment , such as in Africa.

School's auditorium in Stockholm was filled with an audience when it recently held an information meeting about bitcoins . Any comprehensive information, however, it was hardly in question, but rather pleas for all the good properties of this virtual currency. But this brought a lot of support and gave long applause .

Bitcoins is great among the converted and is often likened the gold standard. The common denominator is that they do not allow themselves to be manipulated by political powers and is protected from inflation, because the system has been closed for the opportunity to readily create new money. But this will be the accounts is constantly available through the mobile phone and the transaction costs are negligible low across the globe.

If you like it, then give bincoins also good opportunities to hedge against authorities who want to recover taxes or confiscate assets. The system is both anonymous and decentralized , which may concern the world's central banks who want to have control over money flows. Here , no one has an overview or can control , which means that the assets are protected.

But it is necessary to have confidence in what can be achieved with advanced mathematical formulas , prepared by unknown programmers. Encryption must be as watertight as it claimed , the same protection against virus attacks. All this is impossible for the individual holder of a bitcoin account to keep track of, but must be able to trust the system.

On the plus side is that bitcoins can be used anywhere there are mobile phones . At the meeting on the School explains how the system works in Kenya and similar case in countries ravaged by war or devastating inflation. It will be as a replacement for the community infrastructure in general is sluggish and unreliable or simply missing.

Minus side is that bitcoins allow themselves to be used for criminal purposes , in addition to tax evasion . This can apply to capital flight , drug trafficking or terrorism . Therefore, it is difficult to believe that the system will be allowed to grow freely without supervision from authorities, especially in the U.S. .

In Sweden, the FSA and the Riksbank defend itself to the extent of bitcoins as yet is small and therefore hardly get any social effects. So far, the individuals who can win or lose on speculation , as if the system does not deliver what it promises. In this case , there is no one to hold accountable .

It is unclear whether Satoshi Nakamoto , who allegedly created bitcoins , really exist or is a pseudonym - if so, for whom and what? So far no one has had the opportunity to meet him , but it seems to be about a virtual existence - like currency.
50  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-11-02 Bitcoin has the same benefits as gold (SWEDISH) on: November 03, 2013, 02:20:41 PM

It's a story in DN (Dagens Nyheter) about a Swedish taxi driver who recently started accepting bitcoin as a payment option.

Efter fem år som taxichaufför har Mats Mood, 39 år, tagit betalt i de flesta valutor. Men i våras bestämde han sig för att utöka servicen i taxibilen. Nu kan hans kunder även betala resorna i den digitala valutan bitcoins. ”Det tar bara några sekunder så är transaktionen genomförd”, säger han.

My translation:
After five years as a taxi driver, 39 year old Mats Mood has been accepting most currencies. But this spring he decided to extend the service level. His customers can now also pay with the digital currency bitcoin. "It only takes a few seconds until the transaction is completed", he says.

Overall, it's a positive story. Of course, there is the obligatory drug reference towards the end. I would guess that a google translate of the article would be sufficient for anyone not native in swedish.

Google translation:

After five years as a taxi driver , Mats Mood , 39, took charge in most currencies. But last spring , he decided to expand the service in the taxi car. Now, his customers also pay travel in the digital currency, bitcoins . " It only takes a few seconds for the transaction is completed ," he says .

" Bitcoin accepted here " it says on a sign next to the other price information on one side of Mats Moods taxicab . It is also a sign with the same message in the window that customers on the passenger seat can see from inside the car .

- There are many who have been pleasantly surprised that I accept bitcoin . Many seem to feel the currency, and wondering how it works, but the Inquirer has often not bitcoins themselves , he says , adding that so far there is no customer who has paid in the currency that is based on digital transactions free from a central publisher, such as the Riksbank 's for the Swedish Krona.

To pay for a taxi ride with bitcoins requires an app that provides accounts to manage bitcoins such as Block Chain or Bitcoinwallet as Food Mood uses .

- This is a way to offer a better service to my clients . Moreover , it is practically as easy to use bitcoins , he says.

In April plummeted rate for bitcoins , then Riksbank began to track the performance of the currency. Since bitcoins are used to a limited extent it does not look like the Swedish krona will competition be legal tender in the near future . What appears more worrying is the lack of a central publisher which the Bank believes may pose risks to individuals who use bitcoins .

Although currency requires a certain type of software on your computer or mobile, you can bring your currency anywhere, you can store it anywhere - the list of benefits goes on , says Mats Mood .

- Bitcoins have the same benefits as gold, it is constant , there are only a certain number and it can not be faked. Meanwhile, the same anonymity and cash. It feels like it has been awarded with the best of all worlds and threw it together in a currency , he says.

But in many cases the currency's strength is also its weakness. The currency's anonymity has sometimes made ​​it easier to buy drugs over the internet. Moreover, the currency is not tamperproof but it has happened to currency exchange websites been hacked and people have been robbed of their bitcoins .

But bitcoinentusiaster as Mats Mood is about freedom and the idea of ​​setting up their own rules for their money management .

- With bitcoins you have power over your own resources. I see bitcoins as a rescue from the Swedish monetary system with the Riksbank at the head and a bunch of other "lovely" banks in the center that allows an infinite credit , he says.
51  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory - Discussion Thread on: November 01, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
My Mac version is 10.9 . Can you help me to get armory version for mac/osx10.9 ?

I think we will have to wait for the next release before we see an installer for Mavericks.
52  Economy / Speculation / Re: End of Silk Road is good for the long run on: October 02, 2013, 06:32:23 PM
This is a good day for Bitcoin! I have been hoping for this day for a while. I really hope that there won't be a successor to SR, but I guess that's just wishful thinking.

Bitcoin does not need SR and we are better of without it!
53  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-09-30 - SVT2 - "Bit-coin" sprider sig i Tyskland [VIDEO][SWEDISH] on: September 30, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
TL;DR (Not a straight translation, by far.)

There is this thing called bitcoin. It's growing in Germany.

[segment from Germany]

So, mr finance guy: Is it here to stay?

To early to tell, but to dismiss it now would be as dismissing the internet in the 90:s.

It's here, and it's working now.

Blah, blah, drugs, money laundering, but those guys are faster to pick up new stuff.


This is more or less a direct translation of a quote from the end: "Banks are supposed to be the lubricant of our economy, but when the oil costs more than the whole motor it's problematic [...]"

The system controls itself (terminator reference).

Final words from the anchor: "We might have to come back to this topic."
Final words from mr finance guy: "I think so."
54  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-09-30 - SVT2 - "Bit-coin" sprider sig i Tyskland [VIDEO][SWEDISH] on: September 30, 2013, 08:12:19 PM

National public service channel SVT2 had a spot about Bitcoin in tonights news at 21.00.

Here is the complete program with the bookmark at the time for the segment:
55  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Introducing Hive, a beautiful new wallet for Mac OS X on: September 28, 2013, 05:22:31 PM
Looks awesome! Will surely try this one as soon as it's a bit more stable.

Nice work!
56  Local / Skandinavisk / Re: I need a computer, buy it for me at komplett and I will pay you bitcoins. on: September 12, 2013, 06:57:42 AM
Har du mailat Komplett och frågat när de tänker börja acceptera Bitcoin? Ju fler som hör av sig...
57  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 5-31-13 The Genesis Block:Regulators Have Been Reasonable About Bitcoin, Now It’ on: May 31, 2013, 07:33:25 PM
Personally I think it will take much wider adoption before the "media" that he refers to becomes anything resembling reasonable towards Bitcoin.  What do you all think?

Thanks for posting, but please update the date so that it is in line with Forum rules and international standards. Thank you.
58  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Start Using mBTC as Standard Denomination? on: May 31, 2013, 06:58:05 PM
Also, stop with your "funny-dates". YYYY-MM-DD is the ONLY correct way to type dates. STANDARDS!

Haha, I certainly agree that it is appropriate here, but MM-DD-YYYY is the U.S. standard and I will continue to use it when appropriate.

Are you only trying to get USians to switch to mBTC?

It's like how everyone got obsessed with the metric system: It works great for special fields but sucks for everyday use.

Seriously? As compared to the English system, where no one can remember all the conversions?

The problem with the metric system is that the base measurements were poorly chosen, and the system isn't a huge improvement to begin with.

Standard units are just so convenient. Why is a meter so darn huge and a gram so small?

 Is it really that hard to remember a few simple ratios?

Besides the mile, 5,280 feet, it's all simple. As for celsius, do we really need a whole new system just to make it easier to remember the temperatures at which water boils and freezes? Really? 32, 212, that simple!

I guess I don't know why I don't like metric, I just don't.

Why fix what isn't broken? No one complains that there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 30-31 days in a month, and 365 days in a year. Life is full of things you have to remember.

--- ANYWAY, we all have preferences and I for one will remain 6 feet tall and 135 lbs instead of 1.288 Meters and 61,235 grams. Back on topic.

Actually, kg is the standard unit for weight, not g. It's the only standard unit with a prefix.

You should not use the term "Standard units" about your imperial system, that's just fail...
59  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Start Using mBTC as Standard Denomination? on: May 31, 2013, 06:51:45 PM
How can one hope to keep such obscure conversion ratios straight?  It is MUCH easier to use feet, pounds, and gallons!

This was irony, right? Since I am not 100% fluent in English, irony can sometimes pass me by as someone making a serious argument.

Metrics is the standard. The minority that uses other systems should adapt as quickly as possible.
60  Other / Off-topic / Re: Religious beliefs on bitcoin on: May 31, 2013, 04:27:51 PM
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