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1  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 25 BTC Casascius Coin [Loaded] on: July 28, 2020, 04:50:32 PM
This being cold storage why did you have funds on an exchange which was used for cold storage?  Not a knock just a question I think most of us have felt the exchange "hack" pain

Hedge in terms of: I couldn't be tempted to trade with it or risk funds on idiot exchanges. I didn't leave funds on exchanges except when they left me no choice, ie hacked.
2  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 25 BTC Casascius Coin [Loaded] on: July 28, 2020, 04:49:16 PM
Yep Smiley
3  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 25 BTC Casascius Coin [Loaded] on: July 28, 2020, 09:36:32 AM
Probably 27-29 btc. This was actually a hedge against exchange hacks (which cost me a fortune).
4  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 25 BTC Casascius Coin [Loaded] on: July 28, 2020, 12:28:34 AM
Out of interest, have any more of these sold?

I have an unspent s2-25 I bought for 28.5 btc back in 2013 and would be interested in selling for the right price.

UK based.

Coin isn't graded because I didn't want to risk posting it but it's in good condition and been stored in a bank vault. I referenced them in a tedx talk in 2014 (photo of them is even on the youtube video).
5  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: OSX malware - BitVanity, StealthBit, Bitcoin Ticker TTM, and Litecoin Ticker. on: April 22, 2015, 08:47:46 AM
Flagging this up as the coins are moving - can others who lost coins report if this is the case with them as well.
6  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: account hacked (450+ BTC) on: April 21, 2015, 10:06:14 PM
I do but it's painfully time consuming and probability based. I would hope someone has a more automated service to calc probabilities these days, but how enforceable that would be in a legal case I wouldn't want to guess. I wish I could help more.

The above coins have yet to be tumbled, but these could be tumbler addresses. I'd be surprised if they aren't being tumbled if this were from a virus creator.
7  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: account hacked (450+ BTC) on: April 21, 2015, 09:53:26 PM
Interestingly this money is on the move as well - from a StealthBit theft:
8  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: account hacked (450+ BTC) on: April 21, 2015, 09:50:23 PM
I am sorry for your friend's loss. 450 btc is a lot of money. Why did he stored so much in a web wallet? Spend a fraction of his savings in a hardware wallet would have prevented this.

A company (merchant), not a friend, and this was Jan 2014 so pre hardware wallets. That said, the security was poor and I suspect compromised machines in any case - a browser plug in for Bitcoin trading was in use. Either way, the thief has decided to move the money about this evening...
9  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: account hacked (450+ BTC) on: April 21, 2015, 09:43:01 PM
I am sorry to say, however the money is more likely then not gone. Whoever stole your funds is most likely going to use some kind of mixer/tumbler which will mean that you will think you are tracing the funds but in reality someone completely unrelated to the attacker/thief is using/moving the funds. In theory you could use some kind of blockchain analysis tool/software to try to figure out which mixer the funds were sent to and when, however with dealing with that small of an amount it will be difficult to determine "where" the mixer sent the funds to (e.g. what were the "exit" addresses of the mixer)

1) Not my money, just to be clear, I was brought in at the time.

2) I deal with other cases which use tumblers. They're a pain but not impossible to track money through. The real problem is even when on the other side, what can you actually do to find out who people are and even then get the money from them? It's very difficult.

However, that shouldn't stop us trying (what you say is completely correct of course and my client has written the funds off, unhappily).
10  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: account hacked (450+ BTC) on: April 21, 2015, 09:03:14 PM
Update: The money is moving as of right now.

New addresses are:


This hack may have been part of a much larger scam, hard for me to say.
11  Economy / Securities / Re: Neo & Bee talk (spam free thread) on: March 27, 2014, 06:25:37 PM
Mods: Please leave this post up.

That's the final straw for me. Well done crumbs, destruction won. I'm scrambling my password.

My posts are up for all to see. I've always tried to posted level headed content and asked people to make up their own minds, to understand the risks themselves. I was critical of ActiveMining before trying to help fix things (for a whole 4 weeks), and I've been heavily critical since.

At every turn I see two particular people twist those posts and I'm tired of them being abusive from their anonymous positions. There are more important things to be doing.

As for Neo & Bee, you must make up your own mind. I think they are doing interesting things, think they've maybe hit similar regulatory issues or warnings hitting other start-ups, and it remains to be seen if they will succeed. I completely support what they are trying to do but no one can say what the end result will be. I wish them good luck, and all of you too! Almost all Wink

And an edit because it's only fair I return to this: What a fucking scam. Everything about this was legit except the CEO who pulled the wool over some high profile people, who he used to get this legitimacy. Impossible to say whether this was intended or stupidity but it doesn't matter because the end result is the same.

None of this makes the trolls any better than anyone else because they kept getting in the way of proper discussion. Trader had fair points although I disagreed in that I felt there was sufficient other activity to deal with problems in the initial concept (exchange rate risk), and I mistakenly trusted that the money spent on ads was limited - clearly it wasn't, or something worse happened.

Anyway, this is me holding my hands up. Caught out in this one. I didn't know if it would work but I did think they would survive until June at least, fuck! At least I didn't scramble my pwd because I couldn't remove my avatar yet!
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Ethereum: Welcome to the Beginning on: March 27, 2014, 09:10:11 AM
Ok but then this is news. Until recently the word was that it will be in Q4.

Also i am not sure how i feel about investing in one month and receiving something in Q4 and then being restricted from selling it for XX months

I can only say what was told to people last night. Maybe there is some confusion over when you can invest and when you can actually use Ethereum because that's Q4.

I'm pretty sure you can still sell, but you can't use ether so you would sell your investment rather than your actual ether. If that makes sense.

As an investment it's going to be very risky for a lot of reasons. I'll be interested to see what they put together for the actual offer.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Ethereum: Welcome to the Beginning on: March 27, 2014, 08:56:44 AM
mining ether is already possible?

I heard on LTB today that they'd start selling ether very soon -- like within a month.

That is not gonna happen... It is Q4 or later...

I was at an Ethereum meet last night. The sale will happen next quarter, expected to be within a month (so said an Ethereum team member). Ethereum itself won't be ready until Q4 earliest, and even then it'll be very early days.
14  Economy / Securities / Re: [IPVO] [Multiple Exchanges] Neo & Bee - LMB Holdings on: March 24, 2014, 09:09:49 AM
As for Neo, it's a long term investment other than for day(ish) traders. This is a complicated start-up who are pushing for workable regulation and a positive view of bitcoin. As such, I would expect profits to be long term rather than short term. This isn't an asicminer who will suddenly push a switch and hand out mega profits.
15  Economy / Securities / Re: [IPVO] [Multiple Exchanges] Neo & Bee - LMB Holdings on: March 08, 2014, 09:01:24 PM
I was ok with 0.0025 xBOND vs 0.003 IPVO round 20% difference thanks to TATs involvement, ok ...

0.003 vs 0.002, wasn't very fair @ 50% difference , but ok

but 0.001 vs 0.003 is another level >>> 300% difference

If this is true, privileged ones bought shares 3x under IPVO price, is this even legal ? It smells scamy, I feel cheated when 0.001 private round is true, it wasn't mentioned here or in prospectus at all Angry  Stenkross what you know about that round?

EDIT : Its not : "Never mind." ... we're talking about millions

This happens all the time and it has nothing to do with privileged ones. They invest in a different investment round entirely. If you are part of investment groups such as BitAngels you will see start-ups like Neo present themselves and develop their proposals. At this stage the risks are the highest.

Also, surprise surprise but it was crumbs yet again who stoked the fire. You really shouldn't keep rising to it.
16  Economy / Securities / Re: [BitFunder] Moving Forward/Resolution Process on: March 05, 2014, 12:07:38 PM
Blah, blah, blah, I'm not gonna tell you, you just have to trust me, someone who you have never met before and know nothing about.
And you also have to trust Ukyo ... coz ... Ukyo not gonna tell you why ...

I guess you live in a magical castle and are used to giving decress that everyone must believe Tongue

Seriously, you wonder why people comment negatively about the situation?

I understand completely why. Read what I posted rather than dismissing it.

I've said repeatedly that if you don't want to believe Danny et al then go and get a lawyer and do this properly. How much clearer can I be? I'm not asking people to trust anyone, I'm asking people to use their head.

Ukyo is not in hiding. Revealing personal details is pointless and childish. Posting daily accusing him of theft (which I do understand) isn't changing anything.

Walk way (for now), or lawyer up. These are your options. Sitting and complaining on a forum full of people with vested interests/previous gripes is the least productive thing you can do.

(Also - I'm not anonymous and am happy to talk to anyone in real life, skype, whatever - we're all owed money here and fighting about it is plain silly)
17  Economy / Securities / Re: [BitFunder] Moving Forward/Resolution Process on: March 05, 2014, 11:03:32 AM
I need to try and return some sanity to this thread.

Glendale, I'm sorry for your loss but it's tiny compared to many other people. Some of the bigger losers know what the deal is and understand that ukyo did not steal or misuse the money. They have not taken legal action as a result. I can't reiterate this enough. Yet you keep posting every day, always using the thief line despite the fact that numerous other things could have happened (and did happen according to those who know).

As for conspiracy theories about pay offs, here is why that doesn't work. If several people are owed a lot of money, and some are owed way more than I am, then there is no possible way they can be paid off. The only pay off anyone would accept is being fully or near fully repaid, or a % all creditors get. If the large creditors can be fully or even mostly repaid, the small creditors would certainly have been fully or mostly paid because the relative amount is negligible. It would also be dubious legally and expose those paid to significant risk so there is no possible way an unfair distribution of funds would happen. It would come out and all hell would break lose, let alone that I certainly wouldn't accept it morally.

It simply makes no sense. You think ukyo wants all this happening, that he wants a handful creditors posting about him every day? You think any of us want any of this? I just want us all repaid, end of story. In the end, however, we all risked our money on a third party wallet and got fucked, just like many others have. The difference here is ukyo has promised to try and get money back, which none of the others have done. Zero. Nada. Danny and others have seen enough to be convinced that this is true. Ukyo is black marked until he does this. He could have chosen the easy route which was to say it's all gone and that's it, as others have, but he didn't.

If those people thought ukyo guilty of anything shitty he would be covered in lawyers quick time. I don't mess about here and I'm sure others don't either. I made that very clear when this started. Tat even told me off for it! Ukyo fucked up by getting into this situ so I was and am and pissed about that to say the least, but that doesn't change the situ. Suing his arse won't either. He needs time to try and find a way to return our money. There is no alternative.

As for Danny, he tried to help ukyo but it wasn't something that could be done quickly in the end. He still wishes to spend time helping out but he's currently doing 18 hours days on Neo. Danny is owed rather more than 1 btc let's say. If anyone had cause to see the book thrown at ukyo, it's him.

As for the lack of information - that's something I'm unable to comment on. It's frustrating but I understand the reasons why. This is not down to me but it is what it is. I'm restricted by the law whether I want to be or not.

I've said all along that if you need to, you can lawyer up. If you lawyer up, it's not to have him arrested because it ain't gonna happen and you'll be throwing money away. You lawyer up to try and have your lawyer initiate a conversation about what happened. Only then do you take things into consideration before deciding your next move.

You don't need to know ukyo's lawyer, you contact him directly. It's not like his details aren't everywhere. He has done no runner. He's online regularly in multiple places, just not posting on this forum. He's talking regularly with people who can be reasonable and trustworthy rather than abusive. If I ever cease to believe him to be progressing on anything useful for us, I'll push for the truth to come out at least and I would also say so anyway.

The whole situation sucks. I went through weeks of sleepless nights about it but you have to move on. If this gets sorted then great, if it doesn't then the facts will come out for sure but they won't get any money back or make anyone feel any better. And they won't see ukyo arrested for theft either.

As for the gox comparisons - ukyo has been fully open with Danny, even going to cyprus in person. Gox still haven't been fully open with anyone. So individual's judgement calls are being made based on a lot more facts than in the gox case. Whether that actually makes it better as a result is another matter, I just wanted to explain how the reasoning took place (personally, I needed third party confirmation from Danny, Danny needed to see more details and meet ukyo in person).

I still don't know whether anything will come of this. I just know that I believe ukyo to have acted honestly through out. At fault in some way for sure, but not guilty of impropriety. I have no interest taking legal action unless I have reason to believe contrary to this.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [NEM] New registration introduction thread / waiting list on: March 03, 2014, 08:20:11 PM
I got distracted by other happenings in the BTC/ALT world and missed the NEM fundraiser having flagged it at the time, so if I can be on the waiting list - yay.

Interesting model. Best of luck.
19  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Havelock Investments - Exchange feedback/comments on: March 02, 2014, 10:27:58 AM
Can I request an IP lock option and logging of account access (both options as per

Also, all withdrawals or moving of shares within the system to be confirmed by both 2fa and email. Email confirmation should be required, or at least on by default.

Furthermore, proof of each user's funds on the blockchain at all times - see gmaxwell's suggestion or use another blockchain based method. External security audit on security and cold storage methods?

Security on Havelock is far from what it could be and for it to be trusted given other episodes this really should be high priority. It would also allow more users to come on board and more trades to happen.

It's time users pushed exchanges hard to get these things done. Some are harder than others but essentially there is no excuse. If they aren't being done, that would be worrying.

This is not a criticism of havelock as all such services have some growing up to do, but I am sure we would all like to know how security is being beefed up and have evidence that no fractional reserve is being used.
20  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: PROPOSAL: The Satoshi Science and Technology Trust (SSTT) on: February 27, 2014, 12:14:09 PM
I've come back to this idea now I have a little more time available.

If anyone reading this would like to talk further please PM me.
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