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On March 05, 2011, 07:23:19 PM (CST), Jed McCaleb passed the reins of Mt Gox (below) to a suicidal Frenchman whose claim-to-fame consisted of baking apple pies and naming his company, Tibanne, after his cat thanks, in part, to his grandmother. Mark Karpeles also has some IT skill sets, one aspect in which we're going to explore.

Hello Everyone
I created mtgox on a lark after reading about bitcoins last summer. It has been interesting and fun to do. I’m still very confident that bitcoins have a bright future. But to really make mtgox what it has the potential to be would require more time than I have right now. So I’ve decided to pass the torch to someone better able to take the site to the next level.
MagicalTux has already contributed a lot to the bitcoin community and in many ways he will be better at running the site than I was. He has much more experience with web programming, system administration and integrating with banks and other payment processors than I do.

Everything will still work the same as always for the time being. But expect a lot of positive changes after he takes over including:
Automatic (and free) funding from Euro accounts.
Automatic ACH deposit and withdrawal.
Margin trading.
Interface redesign.
Lifting the $1000 a day withdrawal limit.

Thanks to everyone that has supported mtgox so far. Can’t wait to see BTC hit $10!

I can still be reached on the forum as "jed" or through fivegrinder.com

On November 10, 2010, 08:03:10 AM (CST), Mark Karpeles penned his 7th post using his MagicalTux user name on this here forum. Within you'll read that he owns SMSZ.net.

Hi,

I'm testing a service I put together quickly: for 0.50 BTC you can send a SMS anywhere in the world.

I implemented a small "wallet" where you can load & unload bitcoins easily (without any fee, of course) and a really limited interface (you'll soon see how bad I am at design).

NB: Loading coins to the wallet will wait for 3 confirmations (~30 min).

URL: http://smsz.net/

Missing features:
  • View status of previously sent SMS, including transfer status
  • Change password/email page
  • Longer messages (will bill 0.5BTC * ceil(length_of_message / 160))
  • Ability to send messages coming from your own phone number (you put your phone number, pay 0.5BTC, receive a code by SMS you then enter on the site and voila)
  • Phone number book
  • When entering the destination phone number, the input should be prefixed of country list with number prefix (need to find a database with country iso code -> country phone code list)
  • Feature for payments (generate payment urls compatible with mobile phones?)

Anyway before spending more time on that, some feedback would be welcome.

Remember to enter numbers in international format (+<country_code>.<phone_number>)!! Even if you make a mistake in the number, the SMS will be sent to the gateway and you'll be billed anyway.


Oh and if you are interested in sending large amount of SMS I can put together an API too Smiley

http://who.godaddy.com/whoisstd.aspx?domain=smsz.net&prog_id=GoDaddy&k=CbcIfiOkM7uMU4TguR6M7byld9kiZ262FeICBIvE7CI3M5XBwW9Qyg%3d%3d

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Domain Name: SMSZ.NET
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: http://www.1api.net
Updated Date: 2014-05-26T06:17:51Z
Creation Date: 2007-12-14T15:45:58Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-12-14T15:45:58Z
Registrar: 1api GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@1api.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984x200
Reseller: KalyHost http://www.kalyhost.com/
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Mark Karpel????s
Registrant Organization: TIBANNE Co.,Ltd.
Registrant Street: 11-5 Shibuya 2-Ch????me
Registrant City: Shibuya
Registrant State/Province: Tokyo
Registrant Postal Code: 150-0002
Registrant Country: JP
Registrant Phone: +81.345206200
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: contact@tibanne.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Mark Karpel????s
Admin Organization: TIBANNE Co.,Ltd.
Admin Street: 11-5 Shibuya 2-Ch????me
Admin City: Shibuya
Admin State/Province: Tokyo
Admin Postal Code: 150-0002
Admin Country: JP
Admin Phone: +81.345206200
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: contact@tibanne.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Mark Karpel????s
Tech Organization: TIBANNE Co.,Ltd.
Tech Street: 11-5 Shibuya 2-Ch????me
Tech City: Shibuya
Tech State/Province: Tokyo
Tech Postal Code: 150-0002
Tech Country: JP
Tech Phone: +81.345206200
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: contact@tibanne.com
Name Server: ns1.sedoparking.com

Note the creation date of Dec. 14, 2007, safely assuming Mark Karpeles purchased SMSZ.net then, for there's no record of it ever being for sale. Also, note that on May 26, 2014, Mark Karpeles updated the filing, obfuscating the spelling of his GOOD name AND the street name, of all things. Perhaps, it's the Fukushima radiation spraying down on Tokyo causing people to lose their fuckin' minds.

On December 16, 2010, an IRC dev ;og/chat was archived of which Mark Karpeles held court: http://bitcoinstats.com/irc/bitcoin-dev/logs/2010/12/16. The moniker that Mark Karpeles was using was MT`AwAy. Note the MT and French accent parts Mark Karpeles opted to use close to three months prior to Jed McCaleb sold(?) Mt Gox to him. Also, search for fivegrinder on that linked page and see if you can make heads-or-tails outta what you'll find.

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02:25   EvanR   we have bitcoin porn sites, how about bitcoin prostitution
02:26   MT`AwAy   Sapians: http://blockexplorer.com/tx/c0ef250be94379891fa70d7f64dd43651f10265c99e857e345e1ad5ed1b2470d (for info)
02:26   EvanR   im the pimp, you offer services to someone else and ill let you keep 1%
02:27   lolcat   MT`AwAy: thx
02:27   MT`AwAy   lolcat: maybe you should disclose what your services are first
02:27   lolcat   MT`AwAy: He inquired about bitcoin prostitution...
02:27   MT`AwAy   oh
02:28   lolcat   04:25 < EvanR> we have bitcoin porn sites, how about bitcoin prostitution
02:28   MT`AwAy   davux: and your address is ?
02:28   davux   !
02:28   MT`AwAy   nah invalid address
02:28   MT`AwAy   too bad
02:28   lolcat   MT`AwAy: I was replying to that, it was somewhat of a joke, since I know he don't live where I do
02:28   davux   MT`AwAy: 1D33jVtdceqkAKYEg6ho3x9nh7MGeRz3oT
02:29   lolcat   MT`AwAy: Why are you giving away bitcoins?
02:29   MT`AwAy   davux: 67d3f8626b79b69c88ec421212f2ba2556c62a088c9c8b4ad673abf2e722530c
02:29   MT`AwAy   lolcat: why not ?
02:29   davux   wow, thanks a lot!
02:29   MT`AwAy   it might just be a way to let those who actually are in the community get some, while the bitcoin faucet just gives to anyone visiting its page
02:29   davux   i'll send them to someone else who needs it when i can
02:29   MT`AwAy   davux: you can also spend them on http://smsz.net/
02:29   MT`AwAy   xD
02:30   lolcat   I have like 200 bitcoins
02:30   MT`AwAy   I have much more Cheesy
02:30   lolcat   oO
02:30   MT`AwAy   selling web hosting, vps & stuff in bitcoins made me get quite a lot of bitcoins

Later that day, on the 16th of December, Mark Karpeles penned the following...

So, after discussions on IRC we have resulted in the creation of a new bitcoin wiki at https://en.bitcoin.it/

Why, you are going to tell me, do we have a new wiki while there's already one on bitcoin.org ?

Well, I'll give the three main reasons:
  • People do not want to add community-related subjects to the official bitcoin wiki. Probably because nobody said if it was OK or not, but since the wiki is labelled as "Documentation", only technical stuff have ended in there. I believe the community should have its own wiki too (it may contain technical stuff in the end, why not)
  • Dokuwiki is ugly. This is not really a fact, but more like a shared opinion. If you like dokuwiki more, you are free to stay there
  • The wiki on bitcoin.org cannot be mirrored easily. bitcoin.org went down once for a fairly long time, which is not reassuring. This new wiki can be mirrored easily by anyone since the mediawiki xml dump files are available for download. Extensive documentation on mediawiki mirroring is available on Internet.

So anyway, come and share your bitcoin experience on https://en.bitcoin.it/ (other languages available on request)

...of which was in reference to the following in the same IRC chat logs.

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17:02   ArtForz   yep, even without coins a distributed timestamping system would be useful
17:03   Tester   yes and widespread dependence on it can be a big risk but the gain is worth it
17:04   ArtForz   the real cool part is the idea of using it to create a currency on top and using that same currency to reward "timekeepers"
17:04   Tester   an old old kids book Snow Treasure is interesting also - gold was moved bit by bit in tiny amounts
17:09   kiba   https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page
17:09   kiba   bitcoin documentation wiki!
17:10   MT`AwAy   (a less formal, more community-oriented wiki)
17:10   Tester   "less forma" :-)
17:10   Tester   "less formal" even
17:10   MT`AwAy   wtf
17:11   MT`AwAy   why is BCBot noticing me suddently?
17:17   nanotube   MT`AwAy: you quit and rejoined (got your cloak i see) that's why
17:17   Tester   As bitcoin goes viral it will be interesting to watch
17:17   MT`AwAy   nanotube: oh, it made me quit/rejoin, didn't expect that
17:18   MT`AwAy   and yeah I got my cloak after almost 5 years on freenode (will be 5 years on jan 6th)

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18:09   gribble   The average time to generate a block at 2213553 Khps, given current difficulty of 12252.03471156 , is 6 hours, 36 minutes, and 12 seconds
18:10   cosurgi   ArtForz: have you seen wikipedia page? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin - it's there! Smiley
18:10   genjix   MT`AwAy: i need a login
18:10   MT`AwAy   genjix: where ?
18:11   genjix   bitcoin.it
18:11   T_X   the bitcoin-pool-miner, are people only receiving bitcoins when they are connected while a block got generated?
18:11   MT`AwAy   genjix: you can register
18:11   genjix   no, i only have log in
18:11   cosurgi   ;;bc,calc 17341
18:11   gribble   The average time to generate a block at 17341 Khps, given current difficulty of 12252.03471156 , is 5 weeks, 0 days, 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 47 seconds
18:13   MT`AwAy   genjix: let me check
18:13   genjix   kk
18:14   MT`AwAy   here genjix fixed
18:14   MT`AwAy   you can register now

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19:28   altamic   enter gollum
19:28   [Noodles]   but your right that it's a strange way to "take" fees instead of adding them
19:28   Granttt   ok, look at #bicoin market, heres one trade: <+gribble> MTG| TRADE| 10.2 @ $0.22221 on my account i see: 12/16/10 14:40
19:29   Insty   just seems silly to duplicate effort. but gl.
19:29   Granttt   i still dont understand, its easier to assume it works that way lol
19:29   MT`AwAy   Insty: then edit bitcoin.it Wink
19:30   altamic   MT: do you own bitcoin.it?
19:31   MT`AwAy   altamic: yes
19:31   MT`AwAy   altamic: I also own bitcoin.in and bitcoin.at Cheesy

19:31   altamic   heh

I included the three references above to show that there's no mistake in proving that MT`AwAy is indeed Mark Karpeles.

Back to exploring SMSZ.net.

http://smsz.net.ipaddress.com/

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We found 2 hostnames for IP Address 72.52.4.119

1.      www.kinshasamakambo.com
2.      smsz.net

Looking up the first one: http://who.godaddy.com/whoisstd.aspx?domain=kinshasamakambo.com&prog_id=GoDaddy&k=NEmwAmrf1yAtdF6zD+F2DEVod35tHwhMJ5anTUjdqfk+Al%2ffWZFz5V9hWFSXcaIL0Gb9t8Kq20M%3d

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WHOIS search results for:KINSHASAMAKAMBO.COM(Registered)
Is this your
domain?   GO
Add hosting, email and more.
Want to buy
this domain?   GO
Get it with our Domain Buy service.
Domain Name: KINSHASAMAKAMBO.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1758189665_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.wildwestdomains.com
Registrar URL: http://www.wildwestdomains.com
Update Date: 2013-12-21 12:57:41
Creation Date: 2012-11-09 10:38:57
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-11-09 10:38:57
Registrar: Wild West Domains, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 440
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@wildwestdomains.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
Reseller: GoDaddy
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Stanley Pace
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 4700 Nantucket Ct.
Registrant City: Flower Mound
Registrant State/Province: Texas
Registrant Postal Code: 75022
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: 3109487284
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: lorinpace@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Stanley Pace
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 4700 Nantucket Ct.
Admin City: Flower Mound
Admin State/Province: Texas
Admin Postal Code: 75022
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: 3109487284
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: lorinpace@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Stanley Pace
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 4700 Nantucket Ct.
Tech City: Flower Mound
Tech State/Province: Texas
Tech Postal Code: 75022
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: 3109487284
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: lorinpace@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.SEDOPARKING.COM

http://kinshasamakambo.com/ is no longer available, but you can see the French site at achives.org or simply visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinshasa-Makambo/187174348013568

Perhaps, I'm chasing my Bruno tail on this one, for that's one helluva stretch to go from some French dude baking apple pies with his roomie to some African music site. Then again, maybe not...



Also registered at the 4700 Nantucket Ct., Flower Mound, TX, is macrotrade.com (Micro Trade), of which their website is no longer active since early 2012, but does have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Macro-Trade/136759816393121 having 164 UNPAID likes.

Let's see if there's anything interesting I/we can dig up pertaining to Macro Trade, shall we?

http://www.hyip.biz/details/macrotrade.com

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Domain: macrotrade.com

Record dates:
Record created on: 2012-05-23 18:44:17 UTC
Record modified on: 2013-05-04 05:02:49 UTC
Record expires on: 2014-05-23 UTC

Registrant contact:
Stanley Pace
4700 Nantucket Ct.
Flower Mound, TX 75022 US

Administrative contact:

Stanley Pace
lorinpace@gmail.com
4700 Nantucket Ct.
Flower Mound, TX 75022 US
Phone: +1.3109297555
Fax:

Technical contact:

Stanley Pace
lorinpace@gmail.com
4700 Nantucket Ct.
Flower Mound, TX 75022 US
Phone: +1.3109297555
Fax:

Billing contact:

Stanley Pace
lorinpace@gmail.com
4700 Nantucket Ct.
Flower Mound, TX 75022 US
Phone: +1.3109297555
Fax:

Nameservers:
ns2.pql.net
ns1.pql.net

http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Enforcement/Investment_Caution_List/Forteco_Trading_Ltd_/

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The website of Macro Trade was recently brought to our attention.  On its website, Macro Trade claims to be “a duly incorporated investment company offering multiple financial services to its clients globally” and offers on-line trading accounts.  It also claims to be owned by Forteco Trading Ltd. (Forteco).

 Neither Macro Trade nor Forteco is registered in British Columbia to trade in, or advise on, securities and exchange contracts.

 We urge British Columbia residents to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firms that are not registered to trade or advise in British Columbia.

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Forteco Trading Ltd.

Date added:   December 06, 2011

Address/Contact:
   
Macro Trade:
Office 14, First Floor, Trinity House
Victoria
Mahe, Seychelles
    
Macro Trade and Forteco Trading Ltd.:
Albany House, 324/326 Regent Street
London W1B 3HH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3468 4237    Fax: +44 20 7127 5284

 www.macrotrade.com

FORTECO TRADING LTD Macro Trade They gave me a plan , i invested on it round about 300$ and now they are scam and not paying me. the other company www.comodo.com had issued them a certificate of trust. London, United Kingdom

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www.macrotrade.com , as they were claiming that they are a registered trading company and they also has a certificate from www. comodo.com, so my level of trust increases on that site..

read these words by www.comodo.com  

that site cheated to its all customer and turn into scam, they are not paying to anyone that hope so they will not pay to anyone in future too.  i contact to comodo.com and ask them to plz compensate my investement , but now they are saying that they are not responsible for this act of the site, its a matter between you and the owner of  the site.

one more thing after my complain to comodo , suddenly comodo remove their logo and identity certificate from www.macrotrade.com.. it is clrearly means that the both companies are scam and fraud.

i am just writting you this complain just becasue i want to tell the world about the reallity of these site, and i also want my money back.

Obviously, this person is off their motherfuckin' rocker, for no way in hell could COMODO be a scam, unless...

https://blogs.comodo.com/e-commerce/dark-wallet-whats-fuss/ <I did not copy and paste the entire article.>

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In the last few weeks, I have read a fair amount of press coverage about a new Bitcoin wallet application called Dark Wallet. I have also received many inquiries from various sources (customers, blog subscribers, etc.) asking for recommendations on how to stay protected against this “new threat”.  Being a Bitcoin “technology” fan myself and watching its evolution since inception, I’m eager to delve into the Dark Wallet application and Bitcoin technology in general.

First things first, Dark Wallet is not a new kind of a virus, and you are not going to get infected by this type of application.

If you haven’t heard about Bitcoin and digital currencies before, this article.

Before discussing Dark Wallet in more detail, here’s some background information about the problems in the Bitcoin technology.
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Tidbit from http://bitcoinstats.com/irc/bitcoin-dev/logs/2010/12/16

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04:22   Zarutian   MT`AwAy: Linux User Group? Hmm.. if you are somewhat interested in computer-security then let me know.
04:23   MT`AwAy   Zarutian: computer security is part of my work :p
04:24   Zarutian   MT`AwAy: dont you appall over how amissable much ambient authority is granted to apps by default?
04:25   MT`AwAy   Zarutian: most people do and there are already many workarounds for that

Not yet sure if the following is related to the OP or not:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/3857/SUIT-SAYS-PACE-OWES-104623-IN-TAXES-PENALTIES-INTEREST.html?pg=all

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The suit also accuses Pace of making a fraudulent conveyance to his wife.Other defendants include businesses and persons that may claim an interest in Pace's Olympus Drive property, including his wife, Marilynn, Zions First National Bank, Alco Investments, PTA Trust, Stanley N. Pace of Cupertino, Calif., and Fireman's Fund Mortgage Co.
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If you're seeking a light read  Roll Eyes with your morning coffee while waiting for me to connect the dots for you, head on over to http://bitcoinstats.com/irc/bitcoin-dev/logs/2010/12/16, for it's from there that I'm going to complete the OP, among other things, i.e. a scam site: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Enforcement/Investment_Caution_List/Forteco_Trading_Ltd_/.

SHIT! I need to meet a client, thus will finish the OP once done to connected the dots to Forteco Trading, et al., in case some yous want to read ahead. And, for those shopping for a home available because its previous owner purchased a Villa in Bali, perhaps, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEz8E3ZxWCM.
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Looks interesting PG, keep up the good work.
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Mark Karpeles was the second person to pay for the VIP option on this forum: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=mlist;sort=ID_GROUP;start=0;desc
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Who owns smsz.net now? Surely it isn't Mark.
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