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July 29, 2012, 02:26:16 PM
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I give pirate credit for having the balls to conduct this ponzi with so much flair. 
I think we are seeing the creation of a very successful pyramid scheme like amway/a2k (whatever they currently call themselves to dodge bad PR). 

They dont always fail, occasionally the people at the top get ludicrously rich and have 0 dependence on their pyramid except as an income.

I applaud his efforts and eagerly wait for the outcome whatever it is, It a shame I could not make it to vegas as this would have been a very interesting show to see.

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July 29, 2012, 02:50:35 PM
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I give pirate credit for having the balls to conduct this ponzi with so much flair. 
I think we are seeing the creation of a very successful pyramid scheme like amway/a2k (whatever they currently call themselves to dodge bad PR). 

They dont always fail, occasionally the people at the top get ludicrously rich and have 0 dependence on their pyramid except as an income.

I applaud his efforts and eagerly wait for the outcome whatever it is, It a shame I could not make it to vegas as this would have been a very interesting show to see.

youre right ,they dont always fail ,investigators suspect bernie madoff had been running his for about 39 years (from around  1960 to 1999 and never missed an interest  payment in that period )

everyone who wanted to withdraw always got a cheque issued immediately,if the authorities didnt close in ,his operation might have lasted even longer

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July 29, 2012, 03:31:59 PM
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maybe he was in some trouble   Roll Eyes

A German man sought in Europe for alleged participation in a fraudulent €81 million ($100 million) pyramid scheme has been arrested in the Las Vegas after five years on the run, US immigration authorities said late on Saturday.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120729-44033.html


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July 29, 2012, 03:55:27 PM
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You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.
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July 29, 2012, 04:01:25 PM
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You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.

How are you posting here? I thought you would turn into a salt statue.

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July 29, 2012, 04:03:47 PM
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maybe he was in some trouble   Roll Eyes

A German man sought in Europe for alleged participation in a fraudulent €81 million ($100 million) pyramid scheme has been arrested in the Las Vegas after five years on the run, US immigration authorities said late on Saturday.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120729-44033.html



that guy was 51... too old Smiley

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July 29, 2012, 04:42:47 PM
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Some stuff from IRC: Goat seems to confirm, but Tuxavant says he did not appear yet.

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<Tuxavant> Vandroiy, well I know he was saying he was going to show, but we've not met yet. he said he would contact several of us.. but nobody has seen him
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<Tuxavant> Vandroiy, I know of at least two people he said he would contact at DC and has not.

I guess we'll know more soon, when DefCon ends and people talk about it.
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July 29, 2012, 04:52:53 PM
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Some stuff from IRC: Goat seems to confirm, but Tuxavant says he did not appear yet.

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<Tuxavant> Vandroiy, well I know he was saying he was going to show, but we've not met yet. he said he would contact several of us.. but nobody has seen him
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<Tuxavant> Vandroiy, I know of at least two people he said he would contact at DC and has not.

I guess we'll know more soon, when DefCon ends and people talk about it.

You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.


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July 29, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
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You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.

wait, what?

so pirate comes out with this public meeting, basically calling out the whole community.. if you dare, and all that

then only has shill-based confirmation (hardly any), and it's "you guys" that are being ridiculous?
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July 29, 2012, 05:56:41 PM
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You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.

wait, what?

so pirate comes out with this public meeting, basically calling out the whole community.. if you dare, and all that

then only has shill-based confirmation (hardly any), and it's "you guys" that are being ridiculous?


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July 29, 2012, 06:12:26 PM
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Ok, just to make sure in advance, who's testimony can be trusted the most;

Lets make a list with who is on the payroll of pirate or has any personal interest in any of his operations:

- Chaang Noi (Goat) ช้างน้อย (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- BurtW (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- PatrickHarnett (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- dollartrader (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- hashking (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- imsaguy (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- ineededausername (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- bitfoo (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- pay.btc (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- gigavps (runs PiratePassThrough Bond or is affiliated with one)
- ...
who else??

I will update this list, discussion is public, pls provide evidence, like posts that indicate that said person is bond holder or else. Any amount of holdings qualify its holder for an entry in this list
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July 29, 2012, 06:43:11 PM
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- pay.btc (runs PiratePassThrough Bond on GLBSE or is affiliated with one)

payb.tc runs bitcoinmax.com, which is a PPT but it's independent of GLBTSE.

Just in case anyone cares about facts, y'know?

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July 29, 2012, 06:43:47 PM
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I have seen a pirate and he looks like a pirate.

You guys are so ridiculous sometimes.

I've dared to looked at a pirate, eye to eye, and I can say that I'm happy that I did.

We really only have giga's words here, which are vague, and a +1 from Goat. My guesses are either,

1) Pirate hasn't shown or
2) He has and they are intentionally teasing the forum

For both I have to wonder why...
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July 29, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
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payb.tc runs bitcoinmax.com, which is a PPT but it's independent of GLBTSE.

From the horse's mouth:

i know that one of the things people like about bitcoin max is not having to deal with gblse, and i can totally understand that, because i don't want to either. i don't have an account there and it seems way too complicated, and to be honest, it seems like too much effort.

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July 29, 2012, 06:52:13 PM
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Any bitcoiners around at Def Con right now?

I'm at the Chillout Cafe. I have a Hak5 cap on the table next to my lap top, should make me easy to spot.

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July 29, 2012, 06:59:20 PM
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Men touching men...... I wouldn't want to tell either

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July 29, 2012, 07:04:47 PM
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Pretty low key so far considering the hype.

                                                                               
                
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July 29, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
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Do you need 120 confirmations or something?

If you're not happy, go to Vegas.

i think you're confused, this *is* my 120 confirmations
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July 29, 2012, 07:13:18 PM
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- pay.btc (runs PiratePassThrough Bond on GLBSE or is affiliated with one)
- gigavps (runs PiratePassThrough Bond on GLBSE or is affiliated with one)

But it seems pointless to make a list like that, because most people on it are not even in Vegas.

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July 29, 2012, 07:31:17 PM
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Is it me, or Goat messages have been removed? I'm pretty sure I saw him posted a couple of post before me.

Or maybe I'm crazy or something? Huh

He posted two things, I think. One about Pirate getting lucky when Giga was rolling (and 167 to 1 odds/people handing out free beer), and then another about "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

Hmmmmm. Is it staying in Vegas or not?
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