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December 01, 2015, 01:10:39 PM
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Monero Forums - David Latapie - 2015-11-30

https://forum.getmonero.org/20/general-discussion/2428/whatever-happened-to-davidlatapie

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Dear Moneroers,

There have been rumours about me. My silence was suspicious and there was even talks of criminal accusations in France.

Time to clear this up.

Months ago, I decided to go one step further in my involvement with Monero and to start a company to promote it (as well as the whole blockchain technology). It happened I made a terrible choice when it came to choose my partners. One of them, a very good smooth-talker, was a crook who managed to swindle us all (four other partners). We since discovered he was doing this for ten years. The French police eventually catched him and last thing I heard, he was in jail.

I deeply involved myself into this project, because it really meant a lot for me. This was not only about earning money, it was the culmination of years of sweating, not only in the society but also inside, in my head. So when everything crumbled, I was devastated.

I'm slowly recovering. It will take time, don't expect to see me much active in the following months on Monero (I do have a great project in the works, where Monero plays a part - I won't go into more details until I have something to show, though). I have to put a lot of things in order. The good news is that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

I'm still the David Latapie you know. Weakened, but the same. So whatever you may have believed about me several months ago still holds true.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

EDIT:
NEW info below (a 2nd comment from Dave Latapie)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81999;sa=showPosts
Thanks to user = ceti for the info.

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Colleagues of crypto,

For years I hesitate to get into entrepreneurship. Many of my friends tell me that I am made for that (it or consulting), and I still hesitate long.

Just a few months (March 2015), when I was in a bad psychological passes (end of employment contract), I was seduced by a "contractor bitcoin" Wadii Rashid alias Rayane. Ignoring the advice of many of you, I persevered with that person, telling me that I have to stop giving up just before the finish line, do not stop at the first hesitation, think for me -even and not by others, etc.

I was wrong.

The so-called contractor was not one (it even has a rack very, very heavy, I recently discovered), knowledge in Bitcoin and were not its sole competence is very, very to talk ... (and defraud, but that it is not very good in it, fortunately for me).

Today, my situation is more precarious than seven months before. However, despite the daily hell (sect type) that I lived for several months and despite the many physical challenges that I should face the coming months, I draw positive lessons.
First to last! listen to my intuition ("when in doubt, there is no doubt")
Then finally, I have entrepreneurial skills (I could compare myself to various real entrepreneurs and assess my level).
Last but that yes, entrepreneurship is something that fits me (then do financially, I'll be able to afford me, it remains to be seen). I gained a lot of confidence in myself and so humanly, the balance is positive. If it again, I would do it-so far? I do not think, even knowing the reward behind (self-confidence, coughed).

These preliminaries, however, are only one way to bring the subject. This is because today I have the confidence in myself that I find the courage to appear before you, sisters and brothers of cryptomonnaies.

MEA culpa. I have a certain reputation in the community and by engaging me in this stupid adventure, I somehow tainted the community and especially the trust you have placed in me.

MEA culpa. I unintentionally hurt people; which shows how much I was enlisted. To these people, I wish to express my deepest, my sincere regrets. Some, I've been on the phone or face-October 6 in the Sof's Bar. Further, I have yet to join. I repeat here: I'm sorry, sincerely sorry. I will do my best to catch this error.

MEA culpa. All my life I had as credo of staying right in my boots, not to lie, to assume my choices, even when they cost me - and I did, including crypto, where I lost money on a sale where I knew I would lose but I still honored when I could do nothing, because I had given my word.
This time, I failed. I have not lied, never, but I did not say sometimes the back of my mind. For fear (psychological domination), for shame, for something else? I do not know but the result is there: when you are not in agreement with your values, you paid. One of my associates who made him also have (as was the crook are childhood friend!), Suffers at present the consequences on his health. I luckily managed to preserve this - I hope.

Mea maxima culpa. Great power entails great responsibility and I have not acted up to what people expect of me. Being sorry is not enough; it is in my future actions and not my words that you can judge whether my amends worth something.

I consider you a family here, cryptomonnaies. And we do not do that to his family. Although it's only been two years that I am, I have found here a warmth, intelligence and friendship are precious. Believe me when I tell you that the simple fact of isolation was very painful for you.

They say they are the mistakes that advance. I confirm I have progressed. I have only one thing to say in my defense: everything I did, I did it with good intentions. While the paths of hell are paved; let us hope that tomorrow other mine pave roads.

With all my heart,
David Latapie

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The Thread title could also have been like this:

"David Latapie is having a hard time, but as he is no Dev, Monero Project goes on as usual."

But hey, it's Spoetnik's Sensational News in action!
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I decided to go one step further in my involvement with Monero and to start a company to promote it

in case you can't read.. he's been the Robert Tilton of Monero on Troll-Boxes for ages.
Then went into hiding as his "friends" were screwed over and arrested etc..


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December 01, 2015, 09:18:18 PM
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Whats kinda more funny.... aint you the same guy that is annoyed by als the bumped Monero threads ( esp Speculation )... yet you kinda open a new one?

Well a troll´s double standards...
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Whats kinda more funny.... aint you the same guy that is annoyed by als the bumped Monero threads ( esp Speculation )... yet you kinda open a new one?

Well a troll´s double standards...

You called it!

He's nothing but a whiny, attention seeking, altcoin hating, worthless, friendless, low life troll.  Facts are facts.  Pathetic Spoetnik hard at "work"!

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Whats kinda more funny.... aint you the same guy that is annoyed by als the bumped Monero threads ( esp Speculation )... yet you kinda open a new one?

Well a troll´s double standards...

like your doing here ?
i'm a troll you claim and you're bumping my topic.. to attack me nothing more

seems a bit hypocritical of you i think.. if we look at your post history.

I also think your assuming people out there will get what your saying
not everyone ha been here 24/7 spamming about Monero.
so more than likely people out there won't know why you guys have such a problem with me.
wanna tell them all reading ?

further more i posted news.. the cops were involved with a Monero marketing business..

Interesting no ?

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OP's trust rating speaks for itself ....as well as his post history.  Cheesy

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OP's trust rating speaks for itself ....as well as his post history.  Cheesy

yup and your lead dev shill or what ever the hell he is left me my 2nd bad rating here today !

why ?

read my topic.. criticism about Monero Marketing is frowned on i guess ?

two neg ratings ?
yup.. from 2 guys who don't like me.
it had nothing to do with the TRUST system but more a retaliation for something i said.

I suggest growing up and learning to accept criticism after all it may lead to a better Monero ?

Treating the trust rating system here as a popularity contest is childish and goes against the intended spirit of the system.

You guys abuse it so you can post comments like i just quoted here now.
You used the rating system as an attack tool like a spoiled brat holding his breath because he can't get his way.
Go hard LOL

Also if anyone wants to hear my side of the story i have a link to my reputation topic in my SIG here.
(note = removed my rep topic link for something more interesting LOL)

and smoothie thanks for the bump but did you have anything at all to say on-topic ?

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December 02, 2015, 02:03:19 AM
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lol way to go spoetnik on once again proving you are are the biggest cunt on these forums. I hope your mother is proud.

This post sums up why all this bullshit is a scam
Read It. Hate It. Change the facts that it represents.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1606638.msg16139644#msg16139644
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lol way to go spoetnik on once again proving you are are the biggest cunt on these forums. I hope your mother is proud.

I highly doubt "proud" is a word anyone has used to describe it, even it's own mother. 

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Spoederman, unless Latapie has been charged or accusesd with some kind of crime, then this topic is pretty misleading.  It's like making a topic that says "Spoeter spotted in affiliation with rape", then talking about Spoetnik mining and dumping rapecoin.

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I rarely rate people based on trolling alone, but in this case it is potential deliberately fruadulent market manipulation, and noted as such in the trust entry.

It has nothing to do with your opinion about Monero marketing either.
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You went too far with that title. You made David look like the perpetrator of fraud and not the victim of it. Sad.

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This just went to far. David is the victim here not the perpetrator. This is just really sad.

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This just went to far. David is the victim here not the perpetrator. This is just really sad.

Who was the scammer?

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December 02, 2015, 06:03:08 AM
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This just went to far. David is the victim here not the perpetrator. This is just really sad.

Who was the scammer?

All I know is what is on the post in the Monero forum namely that the scammer is in jail. https://forum.getmonero.org/20/general-discussion/2428/whatever-happened-to-davidlatapie

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nothing has really been revealed in the 'mea culpa' post, but it makes us aware something has seriously gone wrong......

What's the worst that could of happened?  I don't know of anyone that gave him money for anything.  Even if he bankrupted himself somehow, that doesn't have any effect on a decentralized coin.

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December 02, 2015, 08:38:21 AM
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Today I'll be playing the part of a concern troll spreading rumors and FUD in the guise of empathy while ignoring all the flaws in my own coin: instamine, flawed privacy, flawed algorithm, ect...

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December 02, 2015, 08:58:39 AM
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nothing has really been revealed in the 'mea culpa' post, but it makes us aware something has seriously gone wrong......

What's the worst that could of happened?  I don't know of anyone that gave him money for anything.  Even if he bankrupted himself somehow, that doesn't have any effect on a decentralized coin.

Yeah an interesting new development.. Dave needs to give us more info !
He's been mighty vague so far.
Obviously he seems to be apologizing like crazy,
so he thinks he looks REALLY guilty over some Monero Marketing company thing.

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December 02, 2015, 09:11:13 AM
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Posting obviously blatant lies and misleading title to a thread to attempt to manipulate people into thinking that David L. (of Monero) was scamming others.

Do not trust.

Yo smoothie.. you put that rating on me waaaaaaaaay before David Latapie explained.
So explain to us all how i could have possibly known what you claim in the reason you put on me for neg trust.

You're busted lying.

let's get this crystal clear..

You stamped me with a neg simply because i posted this topic.
and all i did was post word for word a copy of what Dave said and a ref link.
AND.. i already had gotten it from another user here first you chose to ignore even though he posted it first.

Your just whining upset Monero is getting bad pres.. BY YOUR MARKETING TEAM
David Latapie claimed on the first lien on his first comment after being missing for a month
he started a Monero Marketing company.

And what lies ?
You are the only one lying drowning Monero shill.
I never lied about anything.
Just because your little Monero boat i sinking don't try clawing at me..

Oh and the topic title was chosen based on the story content.. pretty simple.


Drown rats.

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