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June 03, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
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Title says it all, but ill expand for the sake of typing and taking up some of this 4 hours lol.
On the profile page among the many things you can fill in, Skype name, ICQ #, blah blah blah; there is a blank for our bitcoin address. Is our address shown publicly somewhere? Is this to make it easy for people to donate to each other? What is the purpose of having the bitcoin address box, especially when we could just put it in our signature?

TL;DR?....Why are you on a forum if you aren't going to read?
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June 03, 2013, 07:13:09 PM
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Why not put it in both places? More chances to be seen, more likely some sucker kind person will send you some coin.

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June 03, 2013, 07:15:34 PM
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TL;DR?....Why are you on a forum if you aren't going to read?

Some people just like to talk (what, moi?)  Wink

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June 03, 2013, 07:22:15 PM
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Go to a gaming forum and you'll see people bragging about their rigs in their profiles and sigs. Go to a car forum and you'll see people bragging about their cars. This is a bitcoin forum so people list their bitcoin address.
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June 03, 2013, 07:23:18 PM
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I guess if I would have clicked on someone's profile page I would see where it shows it eh? lol
So the box there is strictly for it to show on your profile page then? seems legit
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June 03, 2013, 07:26:19 PM
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I guess if I would have clicked on someone's profile page I would see where it shows it eh? lol
So the box there is strictly for it to show on your profile page then? seems legit

FYI bitcoin addresses are not private information.
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June 03, 2013, 07:27:27 PM
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Private? I'm not sure that word exists anymore  Wink
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June 03, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
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Yes. you can put one of your receiving addresses there.

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June 03, 2013, 07:28:38 PM
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Meh, I have been here a while and known a lot of people before even registering, I have only recieved one generous tip, and my other pals haven't received anything. Well, back in the days when Bitcoin wasen't worth as much as now. I guess that's when tips were flaring. But I have only got around 14 tips in all my time in Bitcoin (That's including this website and others).

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June 03, 2013, 07:31:45 PM
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Private? I'm not sure that word exists anymore  Wink

It does when it comes to bitcoins. To be able to spend coins sent to a particular address you need the corresponding "private key". You never ever reveal the private key to anyone and that includes never entering it in any website. If you do you could potentially get robbed.

The opposite of the private key is the public key. You can and do make that public. Derived from that public key is the bitcoin address.

Read up on this stuff at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/ . It might save you from loosing money.
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June 03, 2013, 07:48:17 PM
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Private? I'm not sure that word exists anymore  Wink

It does when it comes to bitcoins. To be able to spend coins sent to a particular address you need the corresponding "private key". You never ever reveal the private key to anyone and that includes never entering it in any website. If you do you could potentially get robbed.

The opposite of the private key is the public key. You can and do make that public. Derived from that public key is the bitcoin address.

Read up on this stuff at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/ . It might save you from loosing money.

I wasn't being literal, but thank you for your concern. And if anyone hasn't read that info please go do that, never let loose of your money =P
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June 03, 2013, 07:58:41 PM
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Private? I'm not sure that word exists anymore  Wink

It does when it comes to bitcoins. To be able to spend coins sent to a particular address you need the corresponding "private key". You never ever reveal the private key to anyone and that includes never entering it in any website. If you do you could potentially get robbed.

The opposite of the private key is the public key. You can and do make that public. Derived from that public key is the bitcoin address.

Read up on this stuff at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/ . It might save you from loosing money.

But my private key is public Embarrassed  (long story, well almost a whole day by now, its in my first post).
Good thing there's no coin there (yet, I keep looking just in case somebody wants to play)  Grin

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June 04, 2013, 02:45:19 AM
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Maybe to help automated tipping systems? I'm not entirely sure...

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