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1  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100 has run its course. This is the rebate thread. on: December 28, 2016, 06:01:09 PM
I wonder if I should reveal a long held secret about Bitcoin100... and publish the private key of the address?

It would be interesting to see what happens with such a well known address.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [EMC] Emercoinhq.slack.com Now Open! on: November 25, 2016, 08:44:46 PM
FYI, the "Latest News" Read More link at http://emercoin.com/ is broken.
3  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100 has run its course. This is the rebate thread. on: October 24, 2016, 08:58:01 PM
Thanks, edd, and your address has been added to the list as well. I doubt that there'll be any major discrepancies with most of any combined smaller ones covered by the last 15 BTC adjustment I've devised and outlined, specifically designed so to make sure all who've contributed are satisfied.

Oh, I'm sure you were very thorough and this does seem to be the best way to satisfy everyone involved.
4  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100 has run its course. This is the rebate thread. on: October 24, 2016, 07:49:15 PM
As always, great work, Bruno. I plan on putting aside half of whatever I get to help in the event of any discrepancies. (Though it looks like you really took the math seriously!)

Here's my address: 16AWhSZ4T6Xsr2LwQBxGQ6V6xfkvbkgHTT
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][XCP] Counterparty - Pioneering Peer-to-Peer Finance - Official Thread on: October 18, 2016, 03:30:46 PM
Here might be the right place. Just wondering anyone wants to sell the XCP in a bulk?  Would like to buy some through OTC deal. Thanks.

 

How much is "bulk"? I might be willing to sell.

Feel free to PM me.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage on: September 30, 2016, 08:39:17 PM
It will be probably tomorrow when 1.0.2 is released.
For now as i read around system have much bug.
Tomorrow is another day and release will avoid such thing.
Btw NOW is good time to buy some SIA :

link ?

Quote from: Sia Forum about 10 days ago

v1.0.2 release-candidate will be out in the next 2 weeks or so


http://forum.sia.tech/topic/730/september-2016-update-roadmap
7  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: September 30, 2016, 08:29:22 PM
I nominate Bruno for king of BTC100! :-)

Bruno, what should we do at this point?
I propose we either follow up on the original mission, or shut it down.

Ente

I rarely visit this forum anymore and I let the domain registration of bitcoin100.org lapse some time ago. I agree with Ente that one of the two above options would be acceptable. I vote for returning funds to donators proportionate to their contributions over finding a way to continue with the original intentions since it would be considerably easier. Bitcoin100 was a noble pursuit and I think it served its purpose rather well, but it's probably time we moved on.

Bruno, would you care to contact Rassah or should I track him down? I believe he is active on Reddit and Facebook.
8  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: October 02, 2015, 06:39:41 PM
One step back here.

a) Rassah takes care of BTC100 again
b) someone else takes it over
c) wind down BTC100

About b): I'd say this is two jobs: one trustworthy person to handle the funds, and, ideally, a group of people to decide that a charity is good to receive. If we find a few people to background-check charities (NGO, non-religious, only recently accepting BTC, charity exists long enough), finding someone to do the bookkeeping won't be such a problem.

About c): Uh, this is a very technical, very complicated, very confusing suggestion you made! :-)
Also, I think we still have too many funds left to just throw it in the wind randomly.

Another way would be to check who is still reading here. Maybe we have enough still here to be able to decide freely with the remaining sum. We'll account the spent funds to the absent donators, and the remaining funds to the ones here.
I, for one, am still here and open to suggestions to spend my donations differently than initially planned.
But I would still prefer a) or b) ;-)

Ente



I agree with just about everything you've posted here.

I'd prefer finding a way to distribute the remaining BTC to new charities but it seems that no one really has the time or motivation, myself included. (I haven't even updated the site recently!)

Considering that I'm the first response since your post about four days ago, I think it's safe to assume not many of the original donators check this thread regularly.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [Born + PICS] Wife is pregnant, how to incorporate bitcoin into the process? on: April 10, 2015, 12:01:59 PM
Congratulations!
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Shocker!: Bitcoin no longer sponsoring St. Petersburg bowl game. on: April 03, 2015, 07:03:32 PM
So BitPay didn't feel like forking over another half million for limited advertising value? Makes sense to me.

Well its good someone kept track of it at least and mentioned it here otherwise I wouldn't have noticed
That was short, but he-he Bitpay dropped a sponsorship not Bitcoin but well I guess that was an ok tweet.

I'm surprised BitPay ever sponsored a sporting event to advertise Bitcoin. That doesn't seem like the group most likely to use Bitcoin. I know Florida is their home state though and they probably wanted to do something for the local community, which is nice I guess.

Sponsoring it again wouldn't garner as much press as the first time did. It may or may not have been worth it, depending on how much their potential customers are impressed by something like that.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Using the blockchain to create/power sentient robotic life on: April 02, 2015, 06:02:28 PM
Melanie Swan gave an interesting talk on this subject at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin. You should check out http://melanieswan.com/publications.html
12  Bitcoin / Meetups / Anyone else in Austin this weekend (March 28 & 29)? on: March 25, 2015, 11:10:39 PM
Just in case anyone here wants to meet up, I'll be in Austin this Saturday and Sunday for the Texas Bitcoin Conference (attending, not presenting this time).

I'll also try to tweet as much as possible if anyone is interested: @BitBrew

Also, I'll be driving up each morning from San Antonio if anyone wants to car pool. You can message me here or send me an email at ed@bitbrew.net.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BurtW arrested on: March 16, 2015, 05:14:46 AM
What is "CC"?

CryptoCurrency


Money hidden in multiple places at home?

When did she say it was "hidden?" I heard "from around the house."

In my house, at this moment, there's cash in my wallet, in my wife's purse, in the safe, in a drawer and probably a couple of other places I've forgotten about. The amounts are all under $1000 but I'm sure if I was targeted as Burt was it would all be confiscated and I'd describe it in the same way.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BurtW arrested on: March 16, 2015, 04:14:29 AM
Well you obviously want to be discrete about having that kind of cash in your home. I am sure they were not advertising the fact that they had cash.

His wife also mentioned her testimony against civil forfeiture laws that the money was taken from various parts of their house and from their safe, which implies that they had money hidden in multiple places, so if they were to get robbed then the criminal might find some small amount of money, take it and then leave.
Without additional information my suspicion is on some marital problems or addiction or something other cause that I can't think right now. Money hidden in multiple places at home? With young/early school-age kids living in that home? It just doesn't compute. Kids at that age are so nosey that you cannot hide anything from them, if you raise them normally.

The fresh-flower market that I've mentioned before had one/two nearby jewelry/watch/buy-sell-gold kiosks. One day one of my elementary school classmates came to school with gold bars and started giving them away (I'll say 1/4M$ at the current prices). Some observant janitorial/custodian lady collected them back and alerted the administration. The real reason was alcoholism of the parents of that kid.

People and families handling cash/cash-equivalent-valuables have everyday rituals that assure their safety, mostly from common crime. I just can't seem to find such "safe-normalcy" I would expect in the BurtW's family or any other family that lives with and runs cash-intensive occupation.

It is possible that they have some problems. I really don't see the connection between having a lot of cash in their home and being addicted to alcohol/alcohol abuse. There isn't any real reason why someone couldn't just use their credit/debit card to buy alcohol in large quantities ect.

It would make more sense if they were addicted to some illegal drug(s), although it is not against the law to be addicted to illegal drugs (it is illegal to use/possess them though).

I still don't think it would be all that out of the ordinary for a family with millions of dollars to have $30k stashed in their house. I would assume that the hiding places were out of reach of children and possibly under lock and key

Keeping $30,000+ in cash on hand when you're trading bitcoins makes sense to me. I only trade infrequently and even then almost always in amounts under $1000, but I've had plenty of traders tell me "If you know anyone looking to buy/sell $X,XXX or $XX,XXX worth of BTC, let me know." Someone who trades regularly and in large enough amounts to make it fairly profitable probably comes across such traders quite often. Withdrawing that much cash or travelling to a location outside the home seems much more likely to draw unwanted attention to me.

15  Other / Off-topic / Re: Post your Total time logged into Bitcointalk on: March 11, 2015, 02:28:13 PM
Too fucking long

lol, how long is it? i kinda curious about it Grin

It's in his profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72795;sa=statPanel

Mine: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9378;sa=statPanel
16  Economy / Services / Re: Money Drop For The Homeless on: March 08, 2015, 03:19:47 PM
At worst this sounds like an awful scam. At best this is terribly insensitive way to help the homeless.

How arrogant of you to drop money from the sky over homeless people or poor areas. You don't have any respect for those you help.
I'm starting to think now that maybe dropping money isn't the best option.  They could be dropping other stuff, like food as Equinoxx shared in that video.  Or clothes.  Just a thought.

Money is usually a universal salve. Clothes may not fit, food allergies may be a concern, etc, but money is almost always accepted.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BurtW arrested on: March 08, 2015, 03:50:54 AM
Based on his arrest, does it mean that it is illegal to trade bitcoins using USD, face to face?

I don't think so.

There isn't enough known about his arrest to draw any conclusions about the legality of trading bitcoins.
18  Economy / Services / Re: Money Drop For The Homeless on: March 07, 2015, 10:53:12 PM
No website or page with info for non-bitcointalk members?

I'm sending you a PM. I'll be happy to help promote this where I can and I trust OgNasty's judgement, but if I'm going to vouch for you myself, I'll need a little direct confirmation that you are legit. I hope you don't take offense but I've been burned before.

No website or anything yet. We want to see if we are capable of pulling this event off before trying to turn it into a charity organization instead of a charity event. No offense about wanting our identities. I am not sure we want to trust just anyone with our identifications but if that is holding back donations then we could ask OgNasty to release our identities to a donator if we fail to deliver a video of a money drop.

I understand your reservations but you might have already reached the limit of what this community will donate. Threads get buried quickly so even if there are more members who might contribute, they might never see it. Exposure elsewhere may be necessary to reach your minimum.

It's a fine line, I agree. Raising too much poses its own set of problems.
19  Economy / Services / Re: Money Drop For The Homeless on: March 06, 2015, 08:12:56 PM
Are you promoting this anywhere other than this forum? I followed your twitter account but it only has one tweet and it directs people here.

Not much. We reached out to a few businesses that accept bitcoins but they did not respond.

No website or page with info for non-bitcointalk members?

I'm sending you a PM. I'll be happy to help promote this where I can and I trust OgNasty's judgement, but if I'm going to vouch for you myself, I'll need a little direct confirmation that you are legit. I hope you don't take offense but I've been burned before.
20  Economy / Services / Re: Money Drop For The Homeless on: March 06, 2015, 05:49:21 PM

MrDove is an acronym for a new charity event and a poke at the dovish behavior of the Federal Reserve bank.

Money
Raining
Down
Over
Vagrant
Environments

MrDove's intent is to donate money to the homeless in a unique and uplifting way that encourages others to do positive things. The MrDove team will produce a serious yet entertaining video with the hopes of inspiring others to participate in similar events. All donated bitcoins will be converted to dollars and dropped from a DJI built drone over an area of poverty-stricken Americans. The event will be recorded by several HD cameras and a link to the YouTube video will be tweeted from @MrDoveMoneyDrop.

Please consider making a donation to the designated escrow account.
1CashDrop8FjtHybnkPLNSe2BgLpy5B8r1

Are you promoting this anywhere other than this forum? I followed your twitter account but it only has one tweet and it directs people here.
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