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1  Other / Meta / Re: Don't you think some people in the forum are giving too much importance to Elon? on: May 18, 2021, 05:10:55 AM

All I have to say about it.
2  Other / Serious discussion / Re: Let's talk severe depression on: March 03, 2021, 11:36:04 AM
As someone who has dealt with / is dealing with PTSD and depression.
1) Seek medical advice. Medication can help.
2) Tell people that care about you how you feel. It is difficult but helps them understand your mood or demeanor.
3) Focus on people that you care about. Look at ways of making THEM happy. Happiness can be infectious.
4) Get a dog.  ( Research the breed so it suits your personality and lifestyle ). Dogs are emotional beings but also live a simple life. It takes very little effort to make them happy and they can be immensely loyal.
5) Exercise and get plenty of sunlight.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So, you want to get sued by a scammer? on: January 29, 2021, 06:34:22 PM

It is something that can easily be manipulated with tools such as Adobe and can even be done directly online on a website.
You can change the date, keywords, and other stuff.

Frankly, coming from this person I wouldn't even be surprised. It wouldn't be the first time.

What is the chance to have 2 white papers about a disrupting technology created exactly at the same date and the same hour?
Statistically, you have more chance to win a nice amount scratching lottery tickets

It was sarcasm.

The bitcoin whitepaper is available from the 2009 archive with the same meta data as the one on

Craigs version has a newer version number, exact same creation time and date.

The simplest explanation is that Craigs version is fake.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So, you want to get sued by a scammer? on: January 29, 2021, 05:11:54 PM
Craig Wright must be amazing.

What a feat.

The Satoshi whitepaper with no copyright details attached PDF version 1.4 was created at EXACTLY the same time as the PDF  version 1.6 with his copyright details attached.

Either a Chuck Norris moment or could it be a fake ?
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So, you want to get sued by a scammer? on: January 23, 2021, 06:01:41 AM
A free opinion piece is never the same as a detailed legal opinion.

I've since asked a business associate that specializes in copyright law to have a look at the different opinions.

Wow no, that analysis is just top to bottom full of errors.

"Papers by themselves aren’t licensed".  Not true.  Post Berne convention, any copyrightable work is copyrighted by default, and you cannot reproduce it without a license of some kind. (excepting some special cases like works of the US Federal government)  Papers often do specify licensing (unless they're all-rights-reserved: in which case you're just getting no license), specifying licensing is a universal requirement in academic publication (though sometimes you're not given a choice, you're just forced to assign copyright to the publisher or likewise).

"Open source documentation is also not copyrighted if it is given away in an open source license."  All licensed open source works are copyrighted.  The license permits you to do all sorts of stuff (if its an open source license), but it's still copyrighted and some rights are usually reserved (for example, even the most permissive licenses don't generally allow you to falsify attribution or strip licensing info).

"If the author or other owner claims ownership and registers it or uses (c), date and the copyright holder’s name at publication then it’s usually considered copyrighted."  post berne convention no copyright notice or registration is required for a work to be copyrighted. It's considered a polite practice, but is legally unimportant now.

In the US you need to register to sue in court, but that doesn't need to be done proactively in advance.

"the gift can’t be taken back and claimed as a copyright." The work is still copyrighted, so this sentence is just incoherent.  The licenses isn't revocable.

"If a copyright holder allows publication of a work by other sources and does not challenge this, the holder weakens its claim.", unlike trademark there is no duty to enforce in copyright.  Though there may be equitable defences in some situations (see mention in the letter) they are generally fairly narrow, and don't implicitly create a duty to enforce.

Providing actually false information doesn't help anyone, even if it's falsehoods used to cheer along a good cause.

Edit: After writing this, I found out that my partner, who is an attorney on the board of the Free Software foundation and is one of the authors of the CC-4.0 licenses independantly attempted to correct many of these and other errors earlier today and was just blown off.

6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So, you want to get sued by a scammer? on: January 22, 2021, 08:52:33 AM
Bruce Fenton also wrote a great analysis.
7  Other / Ivory Tower / Re: People claiming to be Satoshi (List of Faketoshis) on: December 11, 2020, 06:19:33 AM
Another Faketoshi for the list.

Lance the Bali "Satoshi" (originally from Texas).
8  Economy / Reputation / Re: Goodbye, world! on: October 23, 2020, 02:28:57 PM
I haven't had a lot of interaction with Lauda and am only familiar with some of the controversies.

We chatted via DM about some topics and I found your knowledge impressive. I've never really known how to interpret you but in your dealings towards me personally I have always found you to be fair.

I have a lot of respect for what you have done for the forum and in the bitcoin community.  While I didn't always agree with your methods, or your conclusions , you have served as an effective bogeymam / woman / cat to prevent a lot of people from getting scammed.

Good luck with your future ventures.
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: AI face detection on: October 18, 2020, 01:02:54 PM

You can do your research yourself using various services that you can find in this thread:

You can also share a link to the photo so that forum members can conduct research and help you determine the authenticity of the photo.

That thread has nothing on AI face detection. It only lists reverse image search tools.
10  Other / Meta / Re: 25 Messages deleted in one bulk. Why is that.Not sure what I did wrong!!!! on: October 18, 2020, 06:15:06 AM
Is there any chance that you posted your reply below another reply of yours ?

Consecutive posts by the same member (unless the thread started) frequently get deleted. (against the rules)
11  Other / Meta / Re: 2020 Crazy year for the world. Crazy year for bitcointalk. on: October 18, 2020, 06:07:44 AM
When did those allergies start surfacing?

The first I noticed was October 2019 with nuisance hives. Thought it was pollen or hazelnuts initially. Progressively got worse since lockdown. Managed with medication but led to a couple of ER visits since then due to mouth and tongue swelling up. Didn't really get a proper diagnosis till about early September. Was hard to get a doctors appointment in person due to Covid restrictions.
12  Other / Meta / Re: 2020 Crazy year for the world. Crazy year for bitcointalk. on: October 17, 2020, 11:09:22 AM
Bruno account was compromised and the VIP title was removed is a sad story. It is not easy to convince theymos to give anyone a VIP title without 50 BTC donation as forum rule.

Bruno deserves it but the compromise changed and flipped all things. RIP Bruno.

Still has the VIP title. Fortunately this account is under the control of Suchmoon. Unfortunately one of Brunos other accounts has been compromised.

It would be nice to compile a list of crazy things that happened to bitcoin and bitcointalk this year:

Look like you have forget to mention the pandemic which is the main thing which happened this year. I understand you are talking more specifically to the bitcoin related events but pandemic had an overall effect on bitcoin also.
Bitcoin Halving was the major event this year and the bitcoin rally was massively effected by the covid-19 pandemic.

I sort of lamely mentioned it as a world lockdown but I suppose it IS the the most substantial crazy thing to happen this year. Thanks. I will add it.

Yeah, it's really surprising to find out about certain ingredients being in products that you've never thought of. Most people don't realize it until they or someone close to them develops an intolerance or a strong allergy to something and then they have to check the ingredients all the time in every product (speaking from personal experience).

2020 is a crazy time. I was absent too from crypto for a big part of it and I'm trying to come back and become more engaged with bitcointalk. I missed quite a few things. For example, I just found out all that stuff about Craig Steven Wright from you right now  Cheesy

Initially it was so hard to figure out what it was. But they managed to detect it with a blood test. Unfortunately my allergy also includes coconut - which I like to eat but didn't eat much of - but is also used in about 99% of laundry detergents and a large majority of soap. Half the time they don't even have the full list on the packaging. I'd wake up in the morning with half my face swollen and the anti-histamines were making me so lethargic that I was sleeping more than the cat.
13  Other / Meta / Re: 2020 Crazy year for the world. Crazy year for bitcointalk. on: October 15, 2020, 09:54:02 AM
Hey xtraelv!  I was actually wondering where you'd disappeared to the other day, as I hadn't seen you posting for quite some time but had come across a thread you'd posted in a while back....anyway, glad you're healthy and are getting along in this new and crazy world we all live in now. 

Cryptohunter disappeared.
Yeah, that one is definitely not true.  The cryptohunter account hasn't been active, but he's been creating alt accounts to keep his insane rants going.  There was a quiet period that lasted at least two months (IIRC) in which there were no drama threads being created in Reputation or Meta--and then, all of a sudden, he started back up again.

The price of bitcoin might be higher than the last time you were on the forum, though I don't have a good memory for times and prices and don't know exactly when your hiatus began.  With all the other crazy shit that's been happening, at least bitcoin's doing well.

I have lurked a bit over time so while my regular posts were absent I have tried to keep up with the things that were going on. Just missed the details.

The misinformation about CH I gleaned from here:

4. TOAA (cryptohunter) Gang - a 1-man-army led by cryptohunter who courageously fought since ancient times against almost all the other gangs mentioned here, looking for a chunk of their pie. Driven by The Dark Side of the Force, he managed to fight for years, although he suffered a lot from a serious and incurable mental disease. Being overwhelmed, he disguised himself since 2019 as The-One-Above-All, maliciously called as The-Ass-Above-All, but the dexterous supreme leader of the Mods Gang exposed him. After suffering severe injuries, he fled the battlefield in January 2020, after almost 7 years of ferocious fights. Also known for deep self-respect, as he used manorial plural when he was talking about himself, saying "we" instead of "I". Allegedly, as the supreme leader of the Merit Cycling Club suspects (among many others), the great fighter returned once again inside the arena, as truth or dare. In case this will be proven, I'll move this gang in the upper sections, among the most reputable gangs.

Bitcoin has been seeing a bit of a surge but for the last few years I have come to the realization that I'm a better Hodler than trader. Unless I desperately need it - it can stay put in the cold wallets.

14  Economy / Scam Accusations / AI face detection on: October 14, 2020, 04:25:18 PM
Who on here is really good at detecting AI generated photos ?

I have a very serious scam accusation but want to be very sure that I get the details correct.
15  Other / Meta / Re: 2020 Crazy year for the world. Crazy year for bitcointalk. on: October 14, 2020, 06:38:04 AM
16  Other / Meta / 2020 Crazy year for the world. Crazy year for bitcointalk. on: October 14, 2020, 06:37:40 AM
I've been intermittently absent from this forum for some time this year. Partly due to the crazy stuff this year has brought.

Discovered I suddenly have a nut allergy (Not metaphorically).  Which has resulted in interesting trips to the ER.
There results usually are funny but concerning rapid swelling of my face and limbs - until we pinned down the cause.
You'd be surprised how many products contain nut products. i.e. laundry detergent, soap and foods.

I traveled extensively internationally just before the world lockdown. Now I'm locked in my own country as there are few flights out.

Suddenly found my skills were in demand as an essential service in an industry I've never worked in before.

Found out I like twitter. So I have become a regular twit.

It would be nice to compile a list of crazy things that happened to bitcoin and bitcointalk this year:

Bitcoin and Crypto already have a tendency to be crazier than fiction.

<later edit below>
Covid-19, Corona virus, China Virus, Company killer.... it has many names. Many opinions about it and many conspiracy theories about its origin (man made versus man ate bat)
It has us all locked down to a certain extend. Some countries more than others. Where I am it is fortunately almost back to normal except for the free hand sanitizer everywhere. (Why didn't we have that before for all the other yucky germs)
<end edit>

John McAfee (McShill) backed out of the dickening* and got arrested in Spain awaiting extradition for Tax evasion and on SEC charges.
link to case
link to tax evasion charges

Dickening countdown timer

Craig Steven Wright lawsuit "reveals" that according to Craig he was working with an MI5 agent and the NSA, a jawbreaker mercenary, cheated on his wife, has Autism, got hacked more times than anyone, is a world leading IT security professional, had to pay millions in penalties to the Australian Tax office resulting in his companies being place into liquidation, was shot twice in South America and is a trained ninja,
link to case

Craig reveals a list of bitcoin addresses he claims to own (which was delivered by his "bonded courier" that turned out not to be a bonded courier - via his wife)  of which 144 of them promptly signed a message stating "Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud. He doesn't have the keys used to sign this message. The Lightning Network is a significant achievement. However, we need to continue work on improving on-chain capacity. Unfortunately, the solution is not to just change a constant in the code or to allow powerful participants to force out others. We are all Satoshi."

We would have thought to see the trial this year but instead it was postponed till 2021

Meantime the defamation trials score as follows:
Craig Wright 0 V Hodlonaut 2
Craig Wright  0 V Roger Ver 2 2019 2020
Craig Wight 0 V Adam Back 1 (Craig pulled out and paid  $8,400 to Adam)
Craig Wright 0 V McCormack 0

DEFI (Do I need to say more)

Tether. Bitfinex, Bittrex and Poloniex market manipulation lawsuit.
link to case

Cryptohunter disappeared. EDIT: But not really.

Bruno Kucinskas jr passed away. (Was voted Bitcointalks most entertaining member)

Brunos Story by Nutildah

His demise was not without Quadriga / Gerald Cotten style accusations from Timelord

Brunos sock puppets:
Phinnaeus Gage  
Gleb Gamow  
Bitcoin 100

<later edit below>

Kucoin hack - $ 250 + mln  stolen (third biggest crypto hack). After few days Kucoin CEO claims that they recovered $200 mln!

Bitmex CEO in jail.

Bitmex don't give a f..

“We strongly disagree with the U.S. government’s heavy-handed decision to bring these charges, and intend to defend the allegations vigorously. From our early days as a start-up, we have always sought to comply with applicable U.S. laws, as those laws were understood at the time and based on available guidance.
In the meantime, the BitMEX platform is operating entirely as normal and all funds are safe. To allay any potential customer concerns, pending withdrawal requests were processed at 17:45 UTC, in line with our standard procedures."

Bitcoin Hits $11.6K for First Time in a Year as Traders Expect $15K.

Former P&O Cruise Ship now named 'Satoshi'. Bitcoin and the name of satoshi was clearly pasted on the ship

Bitcoin's realized cap now $43 billion above 2017 all-time high

Bitcoin hashrates reach all time high.
Bitcoin have recently in september, 2020 experienced record-setting hashrate increases, indicating there will be no lack of interest in mining equipment in the near future

17  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Cryptopia Cryptocurrency Platform Services and Development on: October 13, 2020, 08:22:34 AM
Due to tax Reporting I need to find out if this adress is owned/was owned by cryptopia:


I have sent bitcoins to the adress from coinbase, but dont remember or cant find out if is to cryptopia or another Exchange.

Bitcoins sent from my adress to what i think is the cryptopia adress in the time frame, 11.01.2018-30.01.2018.

Can anyone confirm wether this is a cryptopia adress or not?

Thanks in advance

Each person on Cryptopia had their own deposit address for BTC. Those addresses were automatically swept to one of several Cryptopia hot wallets.

You can see from your deposit address 13tJC2oeXWFmA9fKcjHvQJP664auqBGQJE  that it is consistently being swept to 1KSuWHN6Hc36tJmYtk4RyAbkKDtNjACRX9

Is swept to address

1KSuWHN6Hc36tJmYtk4RyAbkKDtNjACRX9 has been idenified as a known Cryptopia hot wallet.

So - yes - I believe that was your Cryptopia deposit address.

I hope that answers your question.

18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Binance sued for money laundering over stolen bitcoin. on: September 15, 2020, 12:05:49 PM
Hacked exchange Zaif alleges thieves sent 1,451 bitcoin to an address belonging to Binance. (which was worth $9.4 million)

The allege that Binances (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) protocols “do not measure up to industry standards.” allowing the thieves to launder the bitcoin.

They are holding Binance liable for the loss plus damages.

Lawsuit download:

19  Other / Ivory Tower / Re: Is Trump right about blaming China for Covid19? on: August 21, 2020, 01:45:09 PM
And what if it turns out to be the US who created and released the virus. Should they have to pay

Currently the US has unleashed the virus on numerous other countries.

What has Trump done to stop it from spreading to other countries ?

20  Other / Ivory Tower / Re: People claiming to be Satoshi (List of Faketoshis) on: August 21, 2020, 01:35:21 PM
Latest amusement in the Faketoshi dramas:

Jurgen Debo battling it out with James Caan.

Looks like Satoshi needs $50

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