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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: HELP! I want to invest but don't know which and how. is DigiByte ok? on: Today at 07:52:12 AM
Lot of people invested and are used Bitcoin also, even if they don't understand it also,
so I don't think understanding is the issue here.

Sure a lot of people invest in bitcoin even if they don't understand it, but that doesn't make it right. Chances are that those people are in thinking it's a get-rich-quick scheme, and then they go complaining on Reddit when the prices drops in the short-mid term.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: HELP! I want to invest but don't know which and how. is DigiByte ok? on: Today at 07:36:22 AM
am I able to buy part of a bitcoin with $100? currently 1 bitcoin is at $10,414.36 (Canadian).
Yes. You can theoretically even buy like $5 worth of bitcoin. Though buying that small of a amount might not be worth it, but it depends on what exchange and what country you're in.

is there anyway knowing which is destined to fail and which isn't?
There's no guaranteed way to know. But there's a very good chance that bitcoin isn't one of those going-to-fail coins. That's why you're taking a huge gamble when you're holding something that's not bitcoin and probably ethereum.

digibyte also fluctuates becoming valuable and then going cheap again, which is why I was keen on investing/ wanting others opinions on it.
As with most cryptocurrencies. Doesn't make that a good choice for long term.

ive been here for an hour and have already learned valuable information. thank you everyone  Grin
You're welcome. Do a lot of research before putting money in, even though it's just 100 CAD.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: HELP! I want to invest but don't know which and how. is DigiByte ok? on: Today at 06:58:37 AM
this is my first time investing in anything, and I thought $100 could be a safe start in investing.
$100 is definitely a decent starting investment, especially knowing that you're just starting out.

and Digibyte due to how cheap it is and how it fluctuates (don't know if thats a good thing).
Digibyte is cheap because:

  • Next to no one is using it
  • It's current supply is around $12 billion, while bitcoin is currently at 18 million. Would you rather hold a ultra-rare Michael Jordan trading card that everyone wants or a very common trading card of an NBA player that barely anyone is interested in?

Now, just because it's cheap does it mean that it's a good investment? Definitely not. Dog poop is cheap too. If you think something is a good investment just because it's a cryptocurrency, definitely not. 95-99% of cryptocurrencies will fail. Think about it.

im open and curious upon learning more in the cryptocurrency realm and am a complete beginner knowing absolutely nothing. apart from bitcoin (which is known to mostly everyone).
Then why not bitcoin? Assuming you know a bit of information about it.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: HELP! I want to invest but don't know which and how. is DigiByte ok? on: Today at 06:42:18 AM
Rule #1 of investing: Do not invest in things you do not understand.

Tell me. Why gave you interest into Digibyte in the first place? If your answer is because it's "cheap" at $0.007632, then you need to do a lot of reading.

P.S. I think DigiByte is crap.
5  Local / Pilipinas / Aegis Authenticator, isang maganda alternative sa Google Authenticator/Authy on: Today at 06:29:50 AM

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Aegis Authenticator, and I have no monetary incentive in sharing it.

pinost ko rin to sa Beginners & Help section


Advantages ng Aegis kumpara Google Auth:
  • modern interface
  • Open source
  • Pwedeng mag backup
  • AES-256 Encryption, password/fingerprint lock

Disadvantages:
  • Pang android lang sa ngayon

Website: https://beem.dev/
GitHub repo: https://github.com/beemdevelopment/Aegis
Google PlayStore: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beemdevelopment.aegis
F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.beemdevelopment.aegis

Bakit natin kailangang gumamit ng 2FA? Para mas secure ang bitcoin/crypto exchange accounts natin; at mga ibang online accounts natin in general. Hindi suggested na gamitin ang SMS 2fa over app-2fa.

Bakit hindi nalang Authy ang gamitin? Kung ok lang sayo na nakasave sa servers ng Authy ung backup codes ng 2FA accounts niyo, then sige lang gamitin nyo ang Authy. Pero kung mas prefer niyong kayo lang ang may access sa 2FA backups niyo, subukan niyo tong Aegis authenticator.

Kung may katarungan, wag mahiyang magtanong.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: how i can protect offline wallet ? on: Today at 05:59:35 AM
Your friend didn't just magically lost his offline wallet funds just by chatting on Facebook messenger. Chances are, your friend did something amateurish like handing over his wallet's private keys on to someone(may it be via a scam website, via chat, etc). His offline wallet is just as safe as how he secures his wallet's keys.
7  Local / Pilipinas / Re: Union Bank and bitcoin on: October 18, 2019, 04:58:09 PM
"Less charges", but does that necessarily mean na mas mura jan sa bitcoin ATM ng Union Bank compared sa Abra at coins.ph? I don't think so, pero correct me if I'm wrong. As far as I know hindi biro ang mga gastusin ng pagtayo ng ATMs so naturally mas mahal at mas malalaki talaga ang patong sa mga bitcoin ATMs compared sa mga exchanges. Swerte na siguro kung 5% lang patong nila pero I doubt it.
8  Other / Meta / Re: 10th anniversary art contest on: October 18, 2019, 04:36:44 PM
In homage of the classic bitcoin art.



Do I send you my bitcoin address now @Theymos?
9  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Yobit launches DDOS attacks against sites exposing it on: October 18, 2019, 03:06:26 PM
Not only that but the owner is now being threatened by Yobit in writing.
Here is what he received from security@yobit.net:
"Our response will be maximally damaging, we have all your personal data now"
Original in Russian:
"a вoт oтвeт бyдeм мaкcимaльнo жecтким, вcя инфopмaция нa вac yжe ecть"


Well done Yobit - true face surfaced!

Can you give us your source for this information? Those are definitely very big claims and that people shouldn't automatically believe 100% without a source or proof.

Also, though it would probably make sense that the DDOS was from Yobit, how did you or YobitScam.net come to the conclusion that it was indeed 100% Yobit that was doing the DDOS-ing?

If you didn't know this is how Yobit threatened some blogger previously (not related to above):

https://i.imgur.com/jneeHhm.jpg
Quite ballsy for them to post it on their official Twitter account though.

EDIT: couldn't find the direct Tweet link. Can you link it here?
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: CC Forum - London conference on: October 18, 2019, 02:58:53 PM
other than Lee ready to pounce Roubini, the whole thing was horrible all they're ego are preventing them to properly understand what the others are saying
thus no proper argument was made in most of 45mins of the conference.

Though it definitely started out really well and definitely really hot with Bobby Lee going all in on Roubini, it definitely was horrible in totality. Though like half the people in the panel are definitely people that people dislike(to say the least), it still had a chance to be a decent panel. If only everybody argued in a calm manner and with actual arguments(rather than personal attacks); and then we have Roubini that even refused to respond to Bobby Lee. I mean, I'm pretty sure he was paid to be there and he simply put the mic down?
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Aegis Authenticator, a decent alternative to Google Authenticator and Authy on: October 18, 2019, 12:47:16 PM
now it is not that easy to root mobile phone.
3- 6 years ago I rooted every phone I own. now, I do not even bother to do so. I guess I'm getting old, brothers!  Grin
Yeah. I remember.. It was way simpler with my Samsung Galaxy S3 back in the day. Right now chances are you're going to trip the Nox thing and you wouldn't be able to use some features/apps like Samsung Pay and such. I'm sticking with unrooted for now. Probably for security sake also.

by the way, installed Authy and made backup of codes, the app seems nice and easy to use.
Glad it worked out well!
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Aegis Authenticator, a decent alternative to Google Authenticator and Authy on: October 18, 2019, 08:20:46 AM
If I'm not mistaken the Google Auth app is nice in the way it doesn't store your data on servers, right?

So if you are rooted and able to back up the APK + data with Titanium Backup it is doing a fairly good job. It is what I have been doing anyway. Obviously Aegis offers more functionalities, so if this app is going to stick around, there is a pretty high chance I am going to switch over.

Yep! Hence The Google auth app was widely recommended before when there's not that much good alternatives. As with a rooted phone + Titanium backup, that's what I did in the past too. It's nice to have in-app password encryption though; just a small extra layer of security.

If you're going to switch over and you have a rooted phone, switching over is going to be A LOT easier. Aegis has an "import from app" feature if you have a rooted phone. It can grab the backup codes off Google auth. I suggest trying it out.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: CC Forum - London conference on: October 18, 2019, 07:19:02 AM
Because Craig Wright is a "big name"? The organizers risk the credibility of the conference, unless it's a fake Bitcoin conference. The same too if Roger Ver was there.

Yes. Even as people hate him and I definitely dislike him as well, doesn't change the fact that his name may gain attention online; especially when talking about him battling with other bitcoin/crypto personalities. And as far as I know though, it's not a bitcoin-specific conference, but a cryptocurrency one. Hence why they're there along with Brock Pierce which is mainly an EOS dude as far as I know.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: US Republican Congressman, Warren Davidson repels Libra and favors Bitcoin on: October 18, 2019, 03:38:18 AM
i don't think they are going to give up on Libra though. they are losing all their supporters and partners these days but i am sure they will go ahead with it even though i think there is still a huge chance that it fails miserably, its centralization alone guarantees that.
Same thoughts. Though PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and other big names already pulled out, they could just probably look for partnership replacement right? I'm guessing that some other mid-size companies actually want in. PayPal and company probably just wanted out due to Libra being shunned by the fed.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Aegis Authenticator, a decent alternative to Google Authenticator and Authy on: October 18, 2019, 02:39:30 AM
Yes, your right. I’ve just installed it on a new device with a new set of credentials, and the multi device feature is on by default (which it shouldn’t).
It definitely shouldn't be on by default. It's just convenient to have that feature, but in exchange for security risks. Definitely not worth it in my opinion.

I hope the application features contained in this application are more complete than those of Google
It is. Google's 2FA basically has little to no features besides the 2FA functionality itself.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: US Republican Congressman, Warren Davidson repels Libra and favors Bitcoin on: October 18, 2019, 02:36:29 AM
What's the point of them creating the Calibra wallet if it won't be used for Libra in the first place though. There are enough decent wallets out there on the web, free to use by everyone. Calibra would be unnecessary, especially knowing that there's like a 90% chance that it's going to be a custodial wallet anyway.
17  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Hardware wallet help !!! on: October 18, 2019, 01:52:16 AM
I know ledger has a name but it isn't open source right so anything can happen in the future if btc goes up in price
Ledger's Ledger Live software is open source.

who knows if the card is backdoor idk i just want a reliable safe place to store these two cryptos any suggestions?
As far as I know coldcard is bitcoin only, so you obviously won't be able to store your XMR. With that said, if you're really that paranoid and don't want to trust wallet sellers, simply run electrum on an air-gapped device.

also is it true the nano S can be use also not just from your computer but I can pay on the go with the OTG cables and connect it to my phone with the ledger live app?
Yes you can.
18  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Cat.ex exchange? on: October 17, 2019, 03:39:57 PM
You meant catex.io right? If so, I could barely find any reviews concerning this exchange.

Here's the thing. There are already a good number of reputable altcoin-heavy exchanges that we could use(Binance, OKEx, Huobi, etc). So unless this exchange has a certain coin/token that you want to trade but other reputable exchanges don't have that coin/token yet, why are you looking for a new one?
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Have you ever been stolen or lost your BTC? on: October 17, 2019, 03:36:37 PM
but how do you actually know, which wallet will be safe?
You use open source wallets. Yes, a lot of people don't know how to verify and take a look at the code themselves, if a certain wallet seems to be vulnerable to a lot of problems and is unsecure in general, expect some developers to call them out; pretty much just like what happened with Jaxx in the past. This is why you should always use non-custodial wallets that are already fairly reputable so we know that the code was at least most likely studied by a good number of people.

How did you choose your current wallet?
By learning about the pros and cons of certain wallet types. And since I want to maximize security but with decent usability, the perfect pick was a hardware wallet. In my case, Ledger. Which is greatly reputable in the cryptocurrency space, along with Trezor.
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Aegis Authenticator, a decent alternative to Google Authenticator and Authy on: October 17, 2019, 02:26:34 PM
According to Authy, you need to disable the multi-device feature one you have installed authy in your device/s, to prevent more devices from being added (i.e. a swim-swapped device).
Yes, but the multi-device feature is turned on by default right? Chances are that the casual Authy user doesn't know the potential problems that could be had with that feature being turned on.

If however your associated email is also compromised, then there is a window of vulnerability past 24 hours of attempting to recover the account through email.
While that's great, I don't think it's enough to be honest. If an email gets compromised, it could also take a lot of effort to recover the email. Jeebus I remember the last time I tried to recover my old gmail account.
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