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Author Topic: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending"  (Read 117130 times)
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September 22, 2012, 08:27:10 PM
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I thought you stopped responding then because you chickened out. Not trusting Shenbon as escrow was an obvious mistake, as was not trusting Patrick as escrow.

I still believe the bet was good at the time I offered it.

I'm not so sure about Patrick... he seems to have some unfunded liabilities due to the post-Pirate credit market. http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=696

If you still believe it was a good bet, we'll have to bet via Shenbon when the next Ponzi scheme shows an obvious lag in enthusiasm.
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September 28, 2012, 09:50:56 PM
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I am a 33 year old poker player. 

I have been scammed and know how to spot scams. 

I know most of you BTC kiddies are still very young.  

I should take advice from a gambler?  I think not.

You admit to have been taken in by scams, so obviously don't know how to spot them.

At 33, you are still very young.  I'm not a "kiddie" and your presumption to insult the people on this board is rather foolish.

care to re-work that statement Patrick?

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September 29, 2012, 01:18:08 AM
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I am a 33 year old poker player.  

I have been scammed and know how to spot scams.  

I know most of you BTC kiddies are still very young.  

I should take advice from a gambler?  I think not.

You admit to have been taken in by scams, so obviously don't know how to spot them.

At 33, you are still very young.  I'm not a "kiddie" and your presumption to insult the people on this board is rather foolish.

care to re-work that statement Patrick?
Sadly, it seems that the only way to learn that you can't spot a scam is to become the victim of one. Until that happens, everyone thinks they are a better judge of character than they really are. And professional gamblers, particularly Poker players, have to learn how to read people and spot scams. Patrick is 100% wrong on this. (It's not so much that people are stupid or naive. It's just that they don't realize how good con artists are at manipulating people. Education doesn't really fix that, only experience does.)

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September 29, 2012, 10:44:53 PM
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As wachtwoord said, an Islamic bank can't invest in a business if it doesn't know what it does with the money. This actually saved the Islamic banks from the last couple crises.

true

It would have saved many bitcoiners as well. Wink


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Out of curiosity - how do you guys survive?
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September 30, 2012, 12:55:21 AM
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As wachtwoord said, an Islamic bank can't invest in a business if it doesn't know what it does with the money. This actually saved the Islamic banks from the last couple crises.

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It would have saved many bitcoiners as well. Wink


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November 24, 2012, 07:47:58 PM
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It's funny to read through the early days of this thread with people attacking Micon for starting it, and noticing how many of them have since acquired "SCAMMER" tags, PatrickHarnett being merely the first to appear in the thread and start squawking.
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November 24, 2012, 09:38:33 PM
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It's funny to read through the early days of this thread with people attacking Micon for starting it, and noticing how many of them have since acquired "SCAMMER" tags, PatrickHarnett being merely the first to appear in the thread and start squawking.

Has PatrickHarnett finally got his official SCAMMER tag?
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November 24, 2012, 09:39:39 PM
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yes
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November 24, 2012, 09:45:30 PM
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Good to know.
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November 24, 2012, 10:42:19 PM
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I am a 33 year old poker player. 

I have been scammed and know how to spot scams. 

I know most of you BTC kiddies are still very young.  

I should take advice from a gambler?  I think not.

You admit to have been taken in by scams, so obviously don't know how to spot them.

At 33, you are still very young.  I'm not a "kiddie" and your presumption to insult the people on this board is rather foolish.


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November 24, 2012, 11:19:20 PM
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^ Patrickhartnett is a dumbass clearly LOL!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Trouble is that many scammers are psychopaths, who sound extremely friendly or knowledgeable or authoritative, whatever it takes to get your money. Many of them are totally free of any inhibition to lie and manipulate.

It is a particular kind of low-life that I wish would not exist, but it does. Look at Bernard Madoff. He was well respected, even chairman of NASDAQ for a time, and a very nice person, many people said who knew him.

"Dumbass" would be a compliment for them. They are many times worse than any dumbass.
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November 24, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
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^ Patrickhartnett is a dumbass clearly LOL!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Trouble is that many scammers are psychopaths, who sound extremely friendly or knowledgeable or authoritative, whatever it takes to get your money. Many of them are totally free of any inhibition to lie and manipulate.

It is a particular kind of low-life that I wish would not exist, but it does. Look at Bernard Madoff. He was well respected, even chairman of NASDAQ for a time, and a very nice person, many people said who knew him.

"Dumbass" would be a compliment for them. They are many times worse than any dumbass.

I don't think Patrick is a psychopath by any extent.
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Naive, probably. Because of his naivete and rash promises, he's between a rock and a hard place in debt. He may be bankrupt or damn near it.

And Micon was right. I'm here to eat crow and apologize to you, Bryan. P.S. I saw you on smashboards you dirty bastard Smiley
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November 24, 2012, 11:32:55 PM
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That argument by the Starfish is pretty telling, actually.  Admitting that it is possible for oneself to be scammed is the first step in avoiding scams.  

The kind of person who gets scammed by a long con is the kind of person who has the arrogance to assume they're "too smart to get scammed."  So when they do bite on the hook for something, whether it's something as ridiculous as a Nigerian 419 scam or something more sophisticated, their refusal to face the fact that they've been scammed encourages them to keep throwing bad money after good.

In short, the surest way to be scammed is to be sure that you're too smart to be scammed.  It's also the surest way to keep getting scammed.

If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, but the whole milieu is filled with degenerates and scammers of various kinds.  If you couldn't spot them you wouldn't have money to keep playing poker for very long.
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November 24, 2012, 11:35:29 PM
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That argument by the Starfish is pretty telling, actually.  Admitting that it is possible for oneself to be scammed is the first step in avoiding scams.  

The kind of person who gets scammed by a long con is the kind of person who has the arrogance to assume they're "too smart to get scammed."  So when they do bite on the hook for something, whether it's something as ridiculous as a Nigerian 419 scam or something more sophisticated, their refusal to face the fact that they've been scammed encourages them to keep throwing bad money after good.

In short, the surest way to be scammed is to be sure that you're too smart to be scammed.  It's also the surest way to keep getting scammed.

If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, but the whole milieu is filled with degenerates and scammers of various kinds.  If you couldn't spot them you wouldn't have money to keep playing poker for very long.

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January 14, 2013, 09:37:00 AM
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BFL info incoming

mods maybe move to "scam accusations"

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January 14, 2013, 11:53:32 AM
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If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, …

Can't remember having lied or listened to lies while playing Poker.
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January 14, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table. It's even more hilarious when they fail to understand that it's possible to be a winner on the long run yet complain when they see people calling Bitcoin a scam or whatever.
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January 14, 2013, 11:57:13 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.

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January 15, 2013, 01:29:40 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker) (Link is buggy add ')' at the end of the link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp
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January 15, 2013, 01:31:49 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker)
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OK, I assume the table is the poker table? Why would they play poker if they dislike poker players?

It's probably clear from this that I don't play poker, but it's relevant to my interest.


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