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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re:'s English Premier League Football Pool Discussion Thread on: July 29, 2021, 04:54:14 PM
How to claim Sportsbet sponsored jersey from the last year pool?
I participated with the username of Igniter.
I was kind of busy with work, so couldn't keep track.

Also, I wanted to know about the raffle as well which was decided.
2  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: 🔍 | Guess Total Wagers #100 $250 Prize | $1100+ Progressive Jackpot on: January 14, 2021, 03:36:24 AM

3  Other / Archival / Re: [Round 2] 20mBTC Weekly Promotion - Predict The Right Score on: November 27, 2020, 01:49:01 PM

4  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Betnomi – Top Leagues Predictor – 1 BTC main prize - 2nd edition on: November 27, 2020, 01:39:50 PM
1.  Everton FC vs. Leeds United   - 1
2.  West Bromwich Albion vs. Sheffield United FC - x
3.  Southampton FC vs. Manchester United FC - x
4.  Chelsea FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC - x
5.  Arsenal FC vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC -   x
6.  Valencia CF vs. Atletico Madrid - 2
7.  SD Huesca vs. Sevilla FC - 2
8.  Getafe CF vs. Athletic Bilbao - 1
9.  Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal CF - x
10. Union Berlin vs. Eintracht Frankfurt - 1
11. FSV Mainz vs. TSG Hoffenheim - 2
12. Sassuolo Calcio vs. Inter Milano - x
13. AC Milan vs. ACF Fiorentina - 1
14. SC Napoli vs. AS Roma - 1
15. Olympique Marseille vs. FC Nantes - 1

Betnomi username: Igniter
5  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: | Match of the Week ~ Predict the correct score and win 0.02BTC! on: November 21, 2020, 03:35:22 PM

6  Other / Archival / Re: 🔍 | Guess Total Wagers #70 $50 Prize | Progressive Jackpot inside on: November 13, 2020, 01:00:01 PM
7  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Betnomi – Nations League Predictor – 1 BTC main prize on: November 13, 2020, 12:58:50 PM
1.  Azerbaijan - Montenegro   x
2.  Germany - Ukraine  1
3.  Portugal - France  1
4.  Sweden - Croatia     2
5.  Switzerland - Spain    2
6.  Slovakia - Scotland      2
7.  Bulgaria - Finland       2
8.  Turkey - Russia       2
9.  Wales - Ireland       1
10. Belgium - England 1
11. Czech Republic - Israel    x
12. Hungary - Serbia       x
13. Italy - Poland  1
14. Romania - Norway       x
15. Slovenia - Kosovo   x
Betnomi username: igniter
8  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Betnomi – Premier League Predictor – 1 BTC main prize - Game Week 8 on: November 06, 2020, 10:50:53 AM
Brighton v Burnley- 1
Southampton v Newcastle- 1
Everton v Manchester United- 2
Crystal Palace v Leeds- 2
Chelsea v Sheffield Utd- 1
West Ham v Fulham- 1
West Brom v Spurs- 2
Leicester v Wolves- 1
Manchester City v Liverpool- 1
Arsenal v Aston Villa- 1

Betnomi username: Igniter
9  Economy / Gambling / Re: Betnomi Poker series discussion thread(FREEROLL SUNDAY ALL WELCOME) on: November 01, 2020, 09:48:02 AM
Would love to join.

Btctalk/Betnomi username: sahyadri/Igniter
10  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Betnomi – Premier League Predictor – 1 BTC main prize on: October 30, 2020, 06:08:03 PM
Wolves v Crystal Palace - 1
Sheffield Utd v Man City - 2
Burnley v Chelsea - 2
Liverpool v West Ham - 1
Aston Villa v Southampton - 2
Newcastle Utd v Everton - 2
Man Utd v Arsenal - x
Spurs v Brighton - 1
Fulham v West Brom - x
Leeds Utd v Leicester City - 2

Username: Igniter
11  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🏏🏏 🏏🏏 [IPL 2020] Prediction pool and discussion 🏏🏏 on: September 16, 2020, 04:45:54 AM
Hi, I would like to join the pool.

My TX id: 7d33d2cfe6eadd93bfb9212e9e882ad514fec010a9d44f9beec53eb2eb4be06a

I sent btc a few days ago and forgot to write in the thread. My mistake. Please pm me the pool link.

Thank you
12  Economy / Games and rounds / Re:'s English Premier League Football Pool Sign-Up Thread 0.0045 2 Join on: September 12, 2020, 02:11:47 PM
Hey, I would love to join the pool.

Tx Id- efb62321280a9c62d69cb27774e014c02faecc61bae9bf7eeedc7a611ab824e3

Please pm me the pool link to join

Thank you
13  Economy / Services / Re: | Art Contest - $5000 Prizepool up for grabs! Ends August 31st on: August 31, 2020, 07:44:57 AM
My entry

Username: Sahyadri

Digital Animated Art


Final Output in GIF (Low Quality Version)

Final Output in Video (High Quality Version)

14  Local / India / Re: Millennial and Cryptocurrency on: August 29, 2020, 06:05:53 PM
I carried out a survey to understand Indian millennial’ perception of trading in cryptocurrencies and their will to learn more about it.

The sample size was 124. The respondents are both students and working professionals between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. While the majority of them are post graduates, no one is below a graduate level.  Out of 124 responses, approx. 60% are males and rest are females.
Great job doing the survey. Did you do it as part of some course requisite? droid app development, web development, 3D modelling/ animation was once seen as.

First of all, Thank you  Smiley

Also, the purpose of doing this survey was to gauge whether people would like more information regarding cryptocurrencies on their social media feeds as I am looking to start a crypto related channel and page just to target Indian audience and make basic crypto information more accessible to people in a fun way. I would be doing more surveys in coming future on wider sample.

Also, were there more questions regarding awareness and understanding of crypto. Coz the questions that you asked were only about trading and buying.

So I carried out this survey on a sample including MBA students and working individuals.
Most of them were from finance specialization and were actively looking for trading opportunities to build their wealth. That's why I kept it more towards trading and investing. I would be floating a more comprehensive form soon.

Do u have data on reasons and prioritising them as such...

That would help to draw further conclusion, as to which cause they deem important

In this form, the questions and the options were based on the queries which I was getting from different people in my social circle. I will probably build a more comprehensive form covering wider sample in near future.

If you have any suggestions, I will love to hear them.

We need more social media presence of cryptocurrency related pages in India to make cryptocurrency knowledge more accessible to people.

I think we first need a clear legal regulation on it for people to start parading about it on social media.

I understand that. Legal regulations surrounding cryptos in India is one of the biggest hindrance. But I was shocked to see that people still think that cryptos are banned in India and are not aware of RBI circular being lifted. Future regulations is still a topic of speculation. There is not enough awareness and we certainly can't ignore that fact. That's why I suggested more information regarding cryptos on social media is required because I don't think our "Media" is anyway interested to spread news we need.

Also, I would like to know that what you people think whether more adoption will lead to an immediate ban (as government might fear increased money laundering) or would it stop government from pursuing the ban (since many people will be into cryptos and banning it might harm their party interest)?

15  Local / India / Millennial and Cryptocurrency on: August 23, 2020, 03:28:13 PM
"Millennial are facing shortfall compared to other generations when it comes to pay check. According to a study, a millennial earns 20% less compared to what baby boomer did at same point of life, in spite of higher education background." (as per the article "millennial earns 20% less than boomers" from CNBC)

Millennial see saving and wealth generation different from their parents and their ways to create wealth has also evolved. Increase in desires, education debt, impulsive buying nature, inflation and other factors have led to many sources of generating passive income. Having a side gig, investing in instruments, gambling and trading have been few ways to generate a passive income and make the ends meet. Millennial face the most uncertain economic future of perhaps any generation since the great depression.

I carried out a survey to understand Indian millennial’ perception of trading in cryptocurrencies and their will to learn more about it.

The sample size was 124. The respondents are both students and working professionals between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. While the majority of them are post graduates, no one is below a graduate level.  Out of 124 responses, approx. 60% are males and rest are females.

Following are the info-graphics

Out of total respondents, only 8% trade in crypto and out of the rest, 15 % don’t trade or invest.
When asked about obstacles in buying or trading in crypto, almost 50% of respondents fall to reasons like

  • Ambiguous legal status
  • High volatility
  • No idea of trading/buying platforms

Others reasons to not be able to buy or trade crypto were absence of capital, high ticket size and no interest in crypto.

Also, when asked will they be eager to buy or trade in crypto in future, almost 75 % responded with yes while 50 % of total were eager to learn more through forums and social media.  Almost 12 % were not interested to know or do anything in regards to crypto.


There is a lack of cryptocurrency knowledge among Indians. It is not that mainstream. People are not even clear about the legal status of cryptocurrencies in India which is one of the main hindrances when it comes to acceptance of cryptocurrencies in India. People are not aware of trading platforms and thus, they don't know from where to even start investing or trading. Although, high volatility is one of the hindrances but still people are welcoming towards learning more about cryptocurrencies and want to invest in future. So there is this rising interest in regards to cryptocurrencies.

We need more social media presence of cryptocurrency related pages in India to make cryptocurrency knowledge more accessible to people.

16  Other / Beginners & Help / Why you're asked to move your mouse randomly while creating a new wallet? on: August 18, 2020, 05:26:00 PM
Have you ever wondered why you are asked to move your mouse randomly on the screen while creating a new wallet?
What purpose does it solve?

So your wallet is nothing but a digital database that stores your digital keys.

These digital keys include
  • Private Key
  • Public Key

The public key is hashed to create a Bitcoin address, which is used to receive bitcoin. While the private key is like a pin needed to spend the bitcoin received. The public key is generated from the private key through Elliptic Curve multiplication (There are a few articles related to this on this forum which you can read to understand it better). But this is irreversible, which means you can not generate a private key from the Public Key.

Then how the private key is generated?
A private key is just a number that is picked at random. It is similar to choosing a number from 1 to 2256.

But who chooses this number?
It is usually done by bitcoin software through the underlying operating system, which uses a random number generator to generate 256 bits of entropy.

Then where does wiggling the mouse come?
Sometimes, the OS uses random number generator along with some other source of entropy like mouse movements to add a human source of randomness , which is why you're asked to wiggle your mouse to generate that added randomness.

17  Local / India / Re: [GREAT INDIAN LOTTERY] #3 - Pick a lucky number to win 0.001 bitcoin on: March 20, 2020, 04:23:53 PM

18  Local / India / Re: Banking sector is collapsing? RBI to file review petition on: March 20, 2020, 04:09:41 PM
With Yes Bank's crisis and PMC's collapse, is the banking sector collapsing now? Just a day back, RBI lost its case but now it seems that the banks only are failing to perform giving out bad loans.

Saving money in bitcoins is better but which bank to trust when converting BTC to INR? SBI may not accept deposits and other nationalized banks also may give trouble so private sector banks were looking good but now I am fearing that with Yes Bank failing, other banks also may fail  Sad

Government says all banks are insured for up to 5 lacs but what about the rest of the money in the banks?

Also, this is another bad news for bitcoin traders:  Angry
YES bank collapse was more of a governance issue rather than banking sector being in crisis. It is somewhat similar to the Chanda Kochhar case where the individual becomes bigger brand than the bank itself and determines the decisions. Rana Kapoor was made to resign in 2019 by the RBI because of that only. But the damage was done by then. Still the corporate governance issue was there which lead to another exit of the independent director. The governance issue is actively being handled by the RBI.

So, the sector isn't in the problem. RBI is pretty much regulating everything. It was just because of a few people. The economic slowdown along with these banking crisis is just making it look big.
19  Local / India / Re: Supreme Court of India overruled the RBI Circular (Good news for Indians) on: March 20, 2020, 03:52:51 PM
It is just speculative and will recover soon.
Its still questionable because this is not just financial crisis, its pandemic with global economic crisis so people will choose their lives over anything that is why most of them are converting cryptos into fiat for their needs.

Bitcoin is not that big. On ground level, corona pandemic hardly have any significant effect on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem. So I doubt that many have actually  transferred their money from cryptocurrencies to more liquid form due to coronavirus. The extensive shrinkage of crypto market last week was entirely speculative in my view. Few sellers panicked and thought pandemic will have impact on cryptocurrencies in coming days so they sold. As a ripple effect which is very common in crypto market, prices continued to fall for next 3-4 days until we hit $3800 (momentarily). After that market stabilized and bounced back to $5000. It remained there for next 2-3 days and finally when traders gained their confidence back in cryptocurrecies, market started responding again since yesterday. Bitcoin alone has grown roughly 30-40% in last 2 days.

I am positive that we will regain Jan-Feb level if nothing chaotic happens in next 10 days.
Technical pretty much supported it. $3750 was a tight support, tough to break and sellers were almost wiped out by the 60% fall. Therefore, a jump was inevitable.

Regarding Akram's post about people selling off crypto to buy essentials. That doesn't make any sense at all. Right now people are taking out money from stocks and hence, have surplus which can be 'invested" in crypto to save it from the global economic crisis, also when crypto is in good light because of the recent ban removal. People are taking precautions and are quarantined and not spending hefty amounts on any fun activity, just food. No one needs savings to buy food.
20  Economy / Economics / Re: a disease or a virus or is there business in it? on: March 18, 2020, 03:27:32 PM
Is there any chance that when the corona virus appears, some scientists have discovered the antidote of the virus itself so that there is an element of intention regarding the spread of the corona virus because there is a business element in it so that the antidote for the corona virus is sought after by many people, this is like a film about spreading viruses that can kill and destroy the economy globally. what do you think about this?
Even the facts are telling the same.
If you look at the stock market melt down globally, you will see that the least affected country is CHINA. The damn CHINA where it all started.
The fear was spread amazingly well through the more than ever connected global village. Even companies were spreading fear among the people for self motives. Corona has just become a tool to hide all the white collar crimes. It isn't just a pandemic but a lot more than that.
This economic slowdown was expected for a year now and corona just helped these big businesses to escape the shit by hiding under the virus propaganda.

Always, it's the normal public that gets hit the hardest.
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