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1  Economy / Exchanges / Re: BTC-e on: January 08, 2016, 01:57:25 AM
Take  down the only good exchange out there... not cool, whats the point?
2  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Brazil has more than 150 stores that accept bitcoin on: October 08, 2015, 06:04:33 PM
I've been using bitcoin for trade here in Brazil since 2012!

In the beginning BTC was considered a black market taboo exchange used for drugs and contraband trade to an acceptable alternative for payment albeit that the majority of Brazilians still know little about crypto currencies in general.

With the national currency crashing allot of people are starting to see potential in bitcoins and their usefulness in securing assets and facilitating trade. One of the things that holds this back in Brazil is our twisted economic regulations that even prohibit non business entities (private citizens) from buying goods for the intent of reselling (national or international products)

I trade in gemstones and have to deal with this allot. If I export Im required to provide a invoice (stamped in triplicate) stating the product in MERCOSUL harmonization and international harmonization code, stating the value in foreign currency and its equivalent in national currency. The method of received payment approved by the fiscal authorities. This can be travelers check, international credit card (I've had problems with paypal etc..) or if I request permission from the state before the completion of the sale, I can receive an international bank transfer..

So selling goods abroad in bitcoin presents problems. One way I have been able to do this is trading goods for digital services for the amount charged in bitcoin... Like I said its twisted and a big reason we are in the crisis we are now.

I would love to hear experiences from other vendors that are in the same situation as me.

Best wishes,

3  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Where would I look into buying miners? on: June 23, 2015, 12:30:56 AM
Cheap power + low entry cost are the main factors.. I've never seen a good deal on Ebay or Amazon but you never know..

Best of luck!
4  Bitcoin / Group buys / Re: [CLOSED*]R1B: HashFast Baby Jet Upgrade Promo - DZ MC Round 1. Batch 1. Mahalo! on: June 23, 2015, 12:24:39 AM

I followed this story with hashfast, as far as I can see, nobody got anything back except of course the lawyers.
Looks like most of the other GB's crashed and burned too..
5  Bitcoin / Group buys / Re: [CLOSED]R7: Bitmine Rig, 1TH/s+, At-cost+Host, $70= 10-15GH/s +UPS. Mahalo! on: June 22, 2015, 09:51:06 PM
So all these GB's crashed and burned?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: June 12, 2015, 02:34:07 PM
Thanks swisscex,

I got my key, importing it is problematic but that seems like a rtfm issue on my side,

anyone here with the same issue?

importprivkey SoMethiNgWith15DigetsormoRe   (example)

returns error: unable to import key....
Crashed shortly after that.... Cheesy

Im downloading 0.9.2 ( looks like I had the 9.1 version)

edit... downloaded 0.9.2, imported key fine..
checked on
amount matches my balance....

So thanks again swisscex!
Sorry I got upset...

Best wishes and success in your new ventures..
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: June 11, 2015, 06:43:27 PM
Mail sent, Awaiting your reply..
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: June 09, 2015, 06:09:11 PM
So, any update on CARBON? I didn't get private keys last weekend..
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: May 30, 2015, 04:34:30 PM
Happy to see swisscex did right.
Thank you Jose for working on this, Im still waiting for CARBON to be resolved, any estimate on that?

10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: May 13, 2015, 05:15:44 PM
The idea that you put your money on an exchange is a contract of trust, Mt Gox betrayed that trust by intentional deception. Other exchanges that had problems (hacked, regulated out of business etc.) "most" were open and honest when it happened. Coinedup was a good example of how not to screw over your customers.

Closing an exchange then keeping your customers money or holding it ransom or any variation of that without a really good and verifiable justification is theft.
The amount does not matter its the principal that does..

The reason they gave some customers for not returning funds was that it was allot of work (?)
They then close the site and demand payment to get your funds back?
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: May 08, 2015, 05:01:14 AM
 José Rota                   Hola!
    Kevin Schellinger       emiail your customers with private keys
    Lukas Bruderer     Remind Kevin

12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] SWISS COIN [EXCHANGE] - on: April 30, 2015, 04:56:31 AM
Pay up, you live in a small country, being stupid there is a stupid idea....

Get it?
13  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Bitcoin exchange to USD (Paypal, Skrill, Netller, Bank) and to cool Items on: January 01, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
Free candy?

14  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Bitcoin exchange to USD (Paypal, Skrill, Netller, Bank) and to cool Items on: January 01, 2015, 05:51:43 PM
Thanks, guys! Everything ran smoothly

hmmm, I think that if you really want to do business you need someone with a bit more then 8 posts to vouch for your site.
This sets off so many red flags and guys, we have all seen it before.

I'll tell you what, you provide me with a funded account, I will cash out to my paypal, repeat this a few times. I will refund the amount funded to me less transfer expenses and post on how the service runs.

You only loose the transfer charges but gain a review from a "Trusted" member.

Sound fair?

15  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 18, 2014, 01:25:50 AM
Hi Kelticfox,

I've seen a few, what size are you looking for?
Also, do you want natural (pinker) or heat treated (dark red) ?

Id be happy to source one for you, just let me know.

16  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 17, 2014, 05:56:17 PM
Yes Ghris they are,

Don't forget the blue pieces are also quite sought after as well.

These stones are strait from the mine by very small scale hard rock miners.
Ive made good money piecing out these packages in the past and thought it would be a nice gesture to pass it on to members here. Id be willing to split fairly a 200 gr pack for someone getting started too.

Ive had some requests for aquamarine and sapphires, Im not having much luck finding good deals this week. The aquamarine I have found is large, clean, nice color and well priced for what it is but over $1000 US a stone. Im waiting on new finds to come in and should know more this week.

This goes for cut opal as well, Im thinking about buying one of the stones I posted earlier (pink pin fire)
and having it cut so just let me know if that suits you.

Once again thanks for the inquires.

17  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 16, 2014, 05:45:05 AM
Can you post what you have in Aquamarine?

You can PM of course if preferred. Thanks.

Hi Kimosan,
I sold off a big lot a few weeks ago so I am looking myself, I only have 1 piece left in hand and need more.
There are a few interesting offers this week and I will post first thing tomorrow..

18  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 15, 2014, 01:40:59 PM
Any cut ruby stones?

Hi Monobux
Im waiting on a new shipment of some nice untreated rubies, They are in transit and I expect them in within the next 10 days (national post is really slow here).  As soon as I have them I will post a pic here.
Should be about 20-30ct oval faceted, dark pink (not heat treated).
If you want something more specific (cut/size/color) just let me know as there are allot on the market now.

any diamonds???



round brilliant

no florescence

1.5-2 ct

gotta be GIA though...

let me know.

Hi Bob,
Diamonds of this grade are here. 1.5 to 2 ct are not easy to find but I have a few sources that could do this for me.
The only way I would do it for this grade though is with certification.  I have a very good one. They are GIA postgraduates  also members of the AGA and NAJA.
They do provide certificates and have the best lab in the country.
As a side note, our national gemstone regulatory agency now provides CIBJO - (Confédération International de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrierie des Diamantes, Perles et Pierres) certificates for allot less so something to think about.

If you could, drop me a PM  with what sort of volume and target price you are looking for.  I will contact the lab for an estimate on the certification before we start.

what's the size?Huh?    i  want use it to make bracelets.

Hi Dulinxu,
Can you cut stones or have someone who can cut for you (lapidary)?
I ask this because you will get the best price this way and tourmaline is very easy to work unlike emerald which breaks very easily.

If not I can get cut stones for you but sellers ask a much higher price.

For the 200gr lot of tourmaline, sizes of uncut stones are varied. I have bought from them before and was always a good deal. Some stones were over 10ct some as small as 0.1 ct but was always a good mix of size, color and shape. See the pencil at the bottom of the picture to have an idea of sizes.

If you are looking for more even size pieces I also can get this offer from another seller.

108 pieces in total, 2ct to 3ct per piece. I can sell for $125 usd not including shipping.

Leaving a comment for future reference. Nice stones!

Thanks Ghris!
Brazil really is the paradise of gemstones.


I just figured out how to upload images on this forum Smiley ...
You are quite right

WOw the real stone,  Shocked  Shocked
I wish that I can see directly in front on my hand  Cheesy

Will you provide Shipping worldwide ?

Hi Xuan!
Yes I can ship anywhere, we generally use EMS, its the most practical but there are other options if you require. just let me know and I'll make it happen Smiley.

I thank everyone for all the interest and am very happy there are so many gemstone fans here.
Keep the questions coming! 
19  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 15, 2014, 01:50:28 AM
Tourmaline offer. (just got offer tonight)

Uncut very select pieces between 2 to 3 ct per piece. Blue and green shades.

108 pieces 207ct !

20  Economy / Goods / Re: WTS Gemstones for BTC on: December 14, 2014, 06:39:52 PM
Hello everyone, Thanks for your replies I will try to answer as best I can in order.

Listen, where i come from gemstones for the most part are all priced along the same line..

You have GIA certs for any of your stones? Also.. where are you located and what country do yu source your stones from if you dont mind me asking.

Hi Bob,
Don't mind at all and thanks for your question .
I source stones (and live) in Brazil. GIA certification is possible but..
In Brazil, I know of 1 assayer in Rio de Janeiro who works under this program and they are not cheap.I have worked with them in the past and they are very professional but really only makes sense on much larger deals then what I am proposing here but yes it is possible.
If I have doubts on my own stones I have a professional geologist friend who lives a few streets away from me for the cost of a couple of (imported) beers.

Prices vary on the day here. I buy from trusted sellers in the rural areas where the stones are mined, I tend to buy faceted stones as well as a good lapidary is hard to find in my region.
Its generally in a closed auction environment. If the price goes too high, I walk away from the deal but not everyone does.

i like tourmaline very much.  could you upload a picture?Huh  is you item all natural?Huh  no manual process to add the glue???

Hi Dulin xu,

I only work with natural stones, no glue, fillers or artificial colors or enhancement treatments.
Tourmaline is one of my favorite stones as well and it sells very fast!
I am putting pictures online today, sorry for the delay.
If you want me to look for any specific type of tourmaline I would be happy to help.
Blue tourmaline is too expensive this week I would wait, very clean green tourmaline is very reasonable, red tourmaline is medium price but still very good deal. Watermelon tourmaline is hard to find but I can Source.

This week I have several offers of both cut (faceted stones) and rough (uncut) tourmaline.
The best offer I have is for 200gr of uncut tourmaline for $200 USD + my 15% ($230 total) not including shipping.

Got Opal?

How much would two 1 carat stones cost?

Yes I can get Opal, in a few variations.
Fire opal
Yellow opal
Blue opal
multi color (best known)

I need to know what form you prefer as well.

tear drop
natural (uncut)

I have 1 supplier with uncut stones white/multicolor 22 X 12 X 5 mm 5.6 ct, $60 US

They also have a pink opal with stronger pin fire colors 17 X 12 X 5 mm  6.3 ct $150

both are uncut in natural form.


I just figured out how to upload images on this forum Smiley ...
You are quite right!


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