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1  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [AUCTION] Spesmonerujo Boron Butterfly Notes -- Serials #1-10 on: September 11, 2019, 01:21:19 PM
100, serial #1 - 0.00025 BTC
200, serial #1 - 0.00025 BTC
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero - A secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency on: June 07, 2018, 05:11:03 PM
Is this a cult? Fluffy pony is manipulating you in beliving this scam coin but the government is stepping in to ban it! I hereby release from his spell...now open your eyes!

so Monero is Proof of Faith?
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: June 06, 2018, 06:23:46 PM
Is this coin dead? Asking for a friend.  Cool  #gitlab when?


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[10:31] == LEGENDOFOWLZZZ [42d6ea73@gateway/web/freenode/ip.1.127.1337.1337] has joined #monero-dev
[10:31] <LEGENDOFOWLZZZ> WHEN GITLABZZZ
[10:31] <LEGENDOFOWLZZZ> ?
[10:31] <@fluffypony> LEGENDOFOWLZZZ: no.
[10:32] <LEGENDOFOWLZZZ> YES MAN
[10:32] <LEGENDOFOWLZZZ> I DID
[10:32] <LEGENDOFOWLZZZ> FOR U
 >_>
[10:33] == mode/#monero-dev [+b LEGENDOFOWLZZZ*!*@*] by fluffypony
[10:33] == LEGENDOFOWLZZZ was kicked from #monero-dev by fluffypony [I said no.]

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#gitlab is where most open source projects are moving to!!
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What actually happened:

4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Pony Coin [XPN] - Ride With Us - Mining Complete! 100% PoS Now on: February 26, 2018, 07:34:24 AM
Is this coin dead? Asking for a friend.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 20, 2017, 08:36:48 PM
Beg? What the fuck are you talking about, I thought you were bribing them with our donations?

Shopify is a service provider. "Merchant", in the context of this proposal, refers to entities who (mostly) use Shopify right now. Whether we integrate with Shopify or not is irrelevant, the proposal is for integration with the merchants in whatever form that takes, not integration with Shopify.

I do have to ask though Fluffy... Does Shopify actually want Monero as a payment method or is this guy like "doing you a solid"..?  Sounds like they want to accept cryptocurrencies in general (maybe to avoid global payment issues).  So would they just want just any cryptocurrency, or whichever cryptocurrency community that pays the bounty?  And don't you, as the CEO, have somewhat of a say in what cryptos you would recommend for shopify to use?

You misunderstand. Shopify is a service provider, they don't care WHAT the payment method is. If you provide technology to pay people in purple cats, Shopify doesn't really care, because the money is passing between Purple Cat Payments and the merchants. BUT they are the gatekeepers and need to be convinced that they're not actually facilitating Purple Cat Slave Trade.

I'm still a little confused as to why/how other cryptocurrency projects might "beat us to the punch" if the news was leaked.

I feel like I'd just be re-typing what I said to KeyJockey, so scroll up for a response to that.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 20, 2017, 07:16:27 PM
primer / dr-mike / monero_rs (same person) thinks that it's a massive scam and I'm using the money to buy myself a private jet and an island in the Caribbean.

Can I borrow your jet from time to time?  Grin
Han Solo aka Harrison Ford would be my copilot.

Serhack has done already some integrations WP, Prestashop.
So is he helping you in any way?

No need, we already have 23 integration plugins for Globee: https://github.com/GloBee-Official

Shopify integration is harder because it's all closed-source and internal, you can't just add a payment method, you have to beg the company to add you.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 20, 2017, 06:57:04 PM
And I missed the this in my first skim of the proposal.

Quote
Work closely with G&M to pursue relationships with one or more mutually agreed upon artist(s) that will be[size=120pt] allow us to
create official
[/size], stand-alone online store(s) where Monero is the exclusive method of payment.  Initial artist targets
include: 
Iron Maiden, Ghost, Slayer, Motley Crue, Mariah Carey, Motorhead, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and Five
Finger Death Punch
.

That's a fall-back in case we struggle with Shopify integration, since all their sites use Shopify. But even if that happens, the non-Shopify stores will still have the desired effect - they'll be official, linked on the artist's site and social media, and will have unique items you can ONLY purchase with Monero.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 20, 2017, 06:54:44 PM
So, wait... is this "leaked" document intended to HARM this project somehow?

primer / dr-mike / monero_rs (same person) thinks that it's a massive scam and I'm using the money to buy myself a private jet and an island in the Caribbean.

If it's legit (seems possible to me) it looks great, to me: what's the problem? Why did that have to be "leaked" vs just part of the project explainer?

Per the FFS proposal section "Why the Secrecy?" - "Revealing any details might allow others to get ahead of this opportunity, so we unfortunately need to keep it secret." So partly to prevent other cryptocurrencies (some of whom had been offered this) from getting the deal, and partly because it's better to be able to reveal the details when it is a fait accompli.

The pitch is priced in BTC, oddly (not Monero LOL) but the values for the project assuming $4K/BTC now are about correct for Fluffy's FFS funding numbers.

Was originally priced in Monero because their CEO is a HUGE Monero fan, but I asked him for BTC pricing because I was originally just going to approach some whales and get them to put in BTC (more "stable").

Basically, seems to me that getting a strong toe-hold in a market niche like this -- that can then be expanded to e-commerce overall -- would be fantasic, IMHO.

EXACTLY - it gets Monero as a payment option on Shopify, at the very least, and brings in huge amounts of attention.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero - A secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency on: September 20, 2017, 06:44:34 PM
fluffypony has done a lot for Monero and continues to do so with little drama over the years, but I can't forget primer was right about Atrides which doesn't necessary means he is right now... I hope.

I think it will succeed in integrating Monero.

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero - A secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency on: September 20, 2017, 02:13:50 PM
The stores won't dump the coins because there will be nothing to dump. I hate seeing businesses ask for donations and offer nothing in return.
I donated 0 XMR.

You did exactly what you've done to help Monero in the past: exactly nothing. In fact, in the past just as today, all you offer is negativity, selfishness, greed, and criticism. You have never done a single thing to aid Monero in any way, shape, or form. And yet Monero succeeds despite your efforts to the contrary, sucks to be you.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN - ICO]OBSIDIAN | C# | Stratis Core | PoS | Enc. Messger. | Masternode on: August 18, 2017, 06:46:26 AM
Why would a technical advisor of this project say this?



Sources:

https://twitter.com/fluffypony/status/898412042947670016
http://archive.is/byWFW

This project is completely weird. I have no use to spend any more time looking into it. Take care guys, and be careful.

Just to clarify: I'm a technical advisor who is only advising on the messaging system and its architecture. I have not been consulted on the ICO side of things, and have not read or evaluated any of the ICO aspects of this.

My general stance on ICOs at this stage (and DON'T infer it as applying unilaterally to this project) is: most projects doing ICOs are doing so because they would be laughed out the door if they tried to raise angel or seed or VC. Those hosting ICOs do so in a terribly legally murky environment, and I think there are going to be a bunch of people going to jail when regulators come knocking. Where I've consulted to projects who have insisted on an ICO, my recommendation has been for them to engage good legal counsel, and to strongly consider registering it as a security with the SEC and other similar bodies around the world.

Even if I provide the best technical advice, and this project has the most amazingly architected system, it is still a startup and normal startup risks would apply (99% of startups will and do fail).

tl;dr - if you're investing in this because some dude on Twitter, who thinks being called "fluffypony" is a pretty neat idea, is giving the software design a once-over, I suggest you reconsider your investment strategy;)
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Theymos's list of altcoins with some technical merit on: August 17, 2017, 01:17:16 PM
agree on all points except monero would get .1 for unlimited supply

The tail emission is less than 1% when it kicks in, and given that there is natural coin loss it'll tend towards zero or even be deflationary in nature.

More importantly, the tail emission is REQUIRED to prevent out-of-band payments to miners, which can be used to attack the dynamic block size limiter. I have yet to hear a sound argument for why deflation is required for a good MONEY, although I'm sure it's required for a good INVESTMENT. Monero's stated goal is to be the former, not the latter.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 16, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
Has anyone estimated the amount of work required to fake the chain?

Using the benchmarks from here: https://www.servethehome.com/monero-mining-benchmarks-select-dual-intel-xeon-e5-systems/ we can figure that something like a Xeon E5-26870 V1 (available since March 2012) can do about 375h/s. As you can see in the image below, the Bytecoin hash rate averaged at like 1500h/s for the duration of its fake existence (about 20 months).



So basically if they had 8x of those CPUs they could've generated it in 10 months. And if they had 80x of them they could have done it in a month. Given the AWS cost at the beginning of 2014 it wouldn't have been insanely expensive to just use AWS for it; if I had to hazard a guess I'd say $20k or less in AWS cost.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 04:58:35 PM
According the research from https://www.reddit.com/user/MR_CHNYD Alan Miers seems to be the chief architect of Cryptonote although his original repo doesn't have a snapshot. "Johannes Meier" is listed on Cryptonote.org as their chief cryptographer so one can safely assume it was his alias. Maybe the whitepaper was altered to remove his github link and name from the Cryptonote whitepaper. He also created cryptonote.me, most likely to introduce plausible deniability of his involvement in the project. Additionally, he was also a founding member of the Stanford University Bitcoin Group (https://angel.co/cognitohq/jobs). That doesn't strike me as someone who is looking to scam people with a pump and dump.

And rekt in 3...2...1...



Link to original Tweet in August 2014: https://twitter.com/alain/status/500765479393177601


You're 👏🏼 getting 👏🏼 scammed 👏🏼 and 👏🏼 you're 👏🏼 too 👏🏼 dumb 👏🏼 or 👏🏼 too 👏🏼 na´ve 👏🏼 too 👏🏼 realise.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 03:16:36 PM
Poloniex is a ponzi exchange and IMO a honeypot. I'd stay away from them. I have friends would have millions in crypto frozen there with slim chances of withdrawal. They had to hire an attorney to get them to begin the withdrawal process and nine months later its still ongoing. If they're freezing large amounts of funds it means theres a liquidity issue. That's probably why they impose their own internal fiat level KYC/AML standards on a crypto-to-crypto exchange to prevent large withdrawals. There is no law or statue that compels them to enforce AML/KYC on crypto-to-crypto exchanges. Interestingly their rise to popularity is also a direct result of Monero's Oasis DNM scam since they were the main XMR exchange.

Utter nonsense - I've just been on a call with a law firm in the USA, and they confirmed that at least half the states in the USA have licensing and AML/KYC requirements for crypto-to-crypto pairs.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 02:38:47 PM
I know the place very well. As far as I remember he told me you showed up in a jacket and a smart shirt in the middle of summer and I don't take him for a liar. LOL.

So first it was a full business suit, now it's a jacket and smart shirt?

And just to clarify - if I wore a t-shirt then it'd be fine?

So we're judging entire projects based on the clothing that one person chooses to wear?

I mean, if I knew that was the case I would pay more attention to my shoe choice in the morning.

So you broke bread with him then turned around and mounted a full scale smear campaign on his project.. lovely stuff.

Not really sure what you're talking about.

Of course for obvious legal reasons any proper scammer would deny their involvement in the Oasis exit scam.

SO WOULD AN INNOCENT PERSON, YOU IMBECILE.

At best the Bytecoin team is making fraudulent claims about their 2012 launch but they're far from a real scam.

They released something, and lied so that they would own 82% of the tokens and could offload them on the market under the auspices of there being a much wider distribution. That's the very definition of "directly scamming [someone] out of money".
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 01:40:38 PM
Aren't you the same dooshbag tool that invited Ryno out for beers at a beach bar and then showed up in a full business suit? LOL! Then you turn around and mounted coordinated attack on his project? What a stand up guy you are. It seems your Oasis DNM scam worked out well for you. You're even able to donate to the forums now.

Nope, not me. Ryno came through to Plett and we had an excellent lunch at The Grand, I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Summer's in Plett are cooking!

I have not ever been involved with any DNM on ANY level, much less Oasis. You're currently sitting 0 for 3 on your last few statements, you seem to be confused about a lot of things.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 06:09:24 AM
Do tell us where you found it, and for extra bonus points provide evidence.

Because this is what the web site looked like until March 2014:

http://web.archive.org/web/20140128152612/http://www.bytecoin.org:80/

Hah hah rekt!

All of this Bytecoin resurrection stuff is because someone is throwing a tantrum: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/crypto-speculator-threatens-bytecoin-development-team-one-week-then-i-dump/
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero) on: August 11, 2017, 06:07:32 AM
I read the OP. All I see is butthurt, butthurt everywhere (insert meme). I was mining Bytecoin[BCN] back in 2013.. I found it by accident through a simple google search looking Bytecoin [BTE]. Anyone else here could of done the same if they were searching for BTE.

No you weren't.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero - A secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency on: March 02, 2017, 12:28:51 PM
Monero network forked around 1257043


I think there's some bug at monero network.

Detailed info
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=472510.msg18034060#msg18034060


Any idea?

Reposting what I said on Reddit:

Just to clarify, it's not a fork, and it does not appear to be malicious. A portion of nodes running 0.10.2.0 or 0.10.2.1 handled a reorg badly, leaving a hash->index entry in the database that should've been cleaned up, causing those nodes not to be able to sync past that block.

To reiterate: it is not a consensus issue, it is not a fork, and it does not appear to be malicious. It is a DB bug that affected a limited number of nodes.

At this time we are debugging it further, and will roll a new point release out when we have a fix.

A quick fix is to export and reimport your blockchain.
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