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November 12, 2011, 09:21:24 AM
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Rules here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_auction

Auction ALL THE THINGS!

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November 12, 2011, 09:32:34 AM
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Clever:

I bid 0.5BTC

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November 12, 2011, 09:33:48 AM
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There is plenty of room for inside manipulation here. you could just make a shill account and bid 1 BTC, defrauding the previous bidder out of their contribution

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November 12, 2011, 09:37:09 AM
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Also, the wiki entry doesn't say what happens in the case of only one bidder Tongue

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November 12, 2011, 09:39:26 AM
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The problem will be compelling all the losing bidders to pay their bids...

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November 12, 2011, 09:42:03 AM
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The problem will be compelling all the losing bidders to pay their bids...

1. Theymos / Admins can see my IP. Granted, I *could* use a VPN and could bid it up, but that's a whole lot of work for what is really just good fun.
2. If the loser doesn't pay up, I guess they're a scammer and coul get a bunch of x's or at least a bad rep.
3. If there's no 2nd bidder, you win the 1 BTC for 0.5 BTC

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November 12, 2011, 10:11:39 AM
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ALMOST FORGOT!!

AUCTION ENDS AT 11:59PM PST ON 11/12/2011 (JUST UNDER 24 HOURS FROM NOW)

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November 12, 2011, 10:29:52 AM
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Who is going to be the first to bid 1.5BTC? Pay 0.5BTC to make avoid3d lose 0.5BTC? What fun!

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November 12, 2011, 10:42:37 AM
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Who is going to be the first to bid 1.5BTC? Pay 0.5BTC to make avoid3d lose 0.5BTC? What fun!

If someone bids 1.5BTC I will spite them and bid 1.6 Tongue

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November 12, 2011, 10:49:06 AM
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Who is going to be the first to bid 1.5BTC? Pay 0.5BTC to make avoid3d lose 0.5BTC? What fun!

If someone bids 1.5BTC I will spite them and bid 1.6 Tongue
Okay then, let me correct my statement: who will bid 1.5BTC and make avoid 3d lose 0.6BTC? What fun!

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November 12, 2011, 11:25:02 AM
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Who is going to be the first to bid 1.5BTC? Pay 0.5BTC to make avoid3d lose 0.5BTC? What fun!

If someone bids 1.5BTC I will spite them and bid 1.6 Tongue
Okay then, let me correct my statement: who will bid 1.5BTC and make avoid 3d lose 0.6BTC? What fun!

Haha I had to think about that for a second. A more telling "correction" to your statement would be:

who wants to pay 1.5BTC to make avoid3d lose 0.6BTC

no ?

</all in good fun>

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November 12, 2011, 06:14:35 PM
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All Auction proceeds will go to Theymos / Bitcointalk for ongoing server and upgrade costs.


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November 12, 2011, 08:35:02 PM
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I bid 100 BTC

---no just kidding. I bid 0.51 BTC.

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November 12, 2011, 08:36:40 PM
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I bid 100 BTC

---no just kidding. I bid 0.51 BTC.

I think its over.

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November 12, 2011, 08:39:23 PM
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I bid 100 BTC

---no just kidding. I bid 0.51 BTC.

I think its over.

It's not over til tonight.

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November 12, 2011, 08:41:42 PM
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I bid 100 BTC

---no just kidding. I bid 0.51 BTC.

I think its over.

It's not over til tonight.

oh, sorry my bad.  I missed that little AM PM thing

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November 12, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
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I bid 0.511 BTC Smiley

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November 13, 2011, 04:34:14 AM
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Are sub-satoshi amounts allowed?
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November 13, 2011, 05:24:04 AM
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Are sub-satoshi amounts allowed?

Good question. The precedent has already been set, so no further decimal places would be allowed.

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November 13, 2011, 06:03:40 AM
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Hmm. If you have perfect information as per the wikipedia article, the the most rational thing to do is to not take part in this auction at all. By placing a single bid, you are led into a series of rational sequential bids, leading to irrational bids subsequently. You know this in advance, so any bid is irrational.

In saying that ... 0.5112 btc Cheesy

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