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Warning - scammer posing as NV Energy

I had an elaborate scam attempted on me today. First, I'm selling a rehab property that is having an open house tomorrow. My realtor sent me a text saying he got a call from NV Energy and that they were trying to get ahold of the owner and to call before the power is disconnected at 3pm. So I call the number and they ask for a work order which I was given by my realtor. I looked online before calling and noticed my account really was behind a months payment. I setup autopay but last month didn't go through. I paid the full balance online and was giving this info to the telephone 'agent'. They immediately said that my payment won't reflect until the morning so the power will still be disconnected. Now there were plenty of red flags by now but I was preoccupied with needing the open house to go well (with power) and the one fact that I missed my last payment gave the tiny shred of credibility to the whole scam.
So I got transferred to another department and they sent me an email with my balance plus late payment fee and disconnect fees. They said I needed to pay that in full today and in person. I argued with the person saying it was ridiculous get transferred a couple times until they reassured that if paid today all fees will be refunded etc. Again red flags but I'm stressing over the open house. I ask for the payment center, they give me addresses that are far away. Finally get one that is near my home, I said I could be there within 20. In route I get a call back and they stay on the line until I arrive. It is a fucking bar! They say there is a self help kiosk inside. I'm definitely WTF by now but go in and sure enough there is a kiosk. A bitcoin ATM!! Now I'm 100% sure it is a scam so lead them on. I know there is a QR code in the email that they want me to use so I start playing dumb. They keep asking me what is on the screen. Funny thing is that there is a warning message that says "If someone sent you here do not use. Hang up the phone." lol I eventually just called them out on the scam. They tried to say that Google and Amazon merged with bitcoin and that is how "we" take payments now. Fuckin aye I can't believe I went that far into it.
I spoke with a real NV Energy rep and told them about the scam. First thing he said is that they don't turn off power on Fridays or the weekend.
Pretty pissed about the whole thing but at least I wasted about an hour of their time as well.
TLDR; scammer poses as NVE claiming your power will be shut off. Must pay account in person to prevent shutoff and fees. Sends you to a bitcoin ATM.
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Need brainstorm to solve concern with Go

I think Go has come a great ways and is working which is nice, but I have one serious concern which I believe is grossly inhibiting adoption.
It's the escrow/collateral requirements when listing.. It just doesn't seem to make sense to me from a usability standpoint, it's definitely highly secure in protecting investors, but I think it will prevent nearly everyone from listing an asset.
I want to list a Bitcoin ATM that costs about $8,000 give or take, plus the cash needed to deposit for it to function. Say $5,000 to start so I don't have to go refill it many times per day.
Under the current method I have to put down a minimum of 100%, sometimes it is closer to 200% and for this I assume it is more like 200% bc I deal with cash which is quite risky for investors.
So if I have to put down somewhere between $13,000 to $26,000 just to list it, assuming I have that kind of capital to spare, why would I even bother to list it when I could just go out on my own and purchase 1 or even 2 ATMs tomorrow and keep all of the profit for myself?
Especially bc no one shares any risk with me. The only way I can get my collateral back is if the asset generates revenue. So if it doesn't generate anything I lose access to my full collateral, whereas if I just purchased it myself and it wasn't working out I could easily just resell it for a 25-50% loss and still walk away with atleast half of my investment.

The platform is insanely safe for investors, but I'm worried that it requires so much safety with the collateral requirements that it will prevent anyone from listing an asset. I think this is a really serious issue we need to brainstorm and address.

A third-party reputation system is the obvious solution for me, but I am unaware of any that can plug into smart contracts.
ideally, we want someone new to the platform to be able to jump right in and list any asset. If we have our own, closed reputation system specific to Go, it still involves them slowly listing small assets and building up a Go-specific reputation. If they already had a reputation from numerous other dApps, etc. then they could jump right in with an existing reputation.
I'm really at a loss at what else to recommend for this and would love for some thinking and ideas from others on to how to solve this.
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My experience with the faa.st API and why you should probably avoid it.

A little over a year ago I discovered faast a new crypto swapping website from bitaccess, the folks that run a bunch of bitcoin ATMs. I tried it and I was very impressed with the selection of pairs and the speed of the swaps, but the fees felt a little high for me.
I stumbled on their API and in hopes I might be able to save myself some coin and maybe even earn some coin by integrating it into some projects I had gestating for awhile, I decided to sign up as an affiliate and build some test cases that utilized their API under conditions that simulate the real world as much as possible.
Because their sandbox was so limited I used their live endpoints for testing, creating 439 swaps and completing 43 of them over the course of a few months.
1 in 10 felt like a good number for completions, but I noticed the API would return 500 errors, mostly 503's if there were more than a couple of outstanding swaps. This could be an issue if integrated in an app that got popular because the app would need to call the endpoint for each unique user, but the API provides no way to distinguish new user, new swap vs existing user new swap. Ergo an API that silently limits the number of outstanding swaps, or having it throw an error would create a lot of issues for an end user of any app built on top if the app saw any real world usage at all.
After a few months of working with it, I realized it will probably never be reliable enough to work under real world loads so I abandoned it. But because I had completed 43 swaps I did leave some commissions on the table to the tune of 0.013 BTC about $50 ~ $65 at the time.
Last month while assessing my crypto positions I noticed the value of that position had climbed and realized it would be a shame to leave $100 on the table, but their affiliate system will not allow you to withdraw any commissions unless they exceed 0.015 BTC. So I decided to just do a few more big swaps to get my commission up to the minimum so I could get it off the table.
One of my swaps returned a USDC endpoint instead of TUSD, my code was not prepared for that and sent funds.
Once I realized what happened, I freaked out, but I was impressed with customer service's ability to deal with the situation quickly and in a professional manner.
Nevertheless I was left wondering why did the API return USDC on TUSD? Maybe a bug in my code, maybe a bug in theirs, I honestly don't know, but it spooked me and I decided to just get my money out as quickly as possible, so I performed more swaps in an effort to finally reach the minimum withdrawal amount.
After finally getting it up to the threshold, I initiated a withdrawal and I waited. Then I waited some more, then I waited some more.
Finally after 24hrs I decided to send an email to figure out where my money went.
I got passed from person to person, until Moe Adham finally responded.
I've been dealing with them for 3 days now. I've explained myself repeatedly, my potential use cases and the fact that I never built an app, but only some unit tests. I have yet to receive my money.
Here's the truth people. They do have an easy to use API. My experience is that it has been flaky and unreliable, when put into test cases meant to simulate reasonable use, but on the plus side it hasn't had major changes over the year and some of the flakiness might be due to a misconfigured proxy.
What concerns me the most is that they do ex-post facto reviews on apps prior to paying any earned commissions. I could understand this if the purpose were to see if the commissions were legitimately earned or not. But that's not the case here. All of my swaps initiated from the same IP address range and out of 43 swaps there were only 5 or 6 unique addresses, all of which I'm in control of.
So what faast is doing right now really does have all the hallmarks of a classic stall tactic.
First off, there are no questions about use cases asked before signup, and no approval or review process upfront. So why is there one on the backend AFTER commissions are earned, owed and payment expected?
Secondly, this review wasn't some sort of automated trigger caused by my first activity. It was only when trying to exit the platform that I started to get the third degree and it wasn't even my exit that triggered it. To get even this far in the process, it took me sending an email asking where the money went that I got any response at all. Had I not reached out to them, I doubt I would have heard anything back from them at all.
The experience hasn't all been bad and the company seems legit. faast is owned by the bitcoin ATM company bitaccess and as a result I don't think they are going away any time soon. Furthermore they are in fact responsive to emails which is more than I can say for most exchanges. And as I mentioned I had one swap go awry and they did handle it professionally rather than tell me "to bad, so sad, sux to be you" like a lot of exchanges do.
However if you are a developer and looking at their API with hopes of integrating it into anything I'd advise extreme caution.
  1. The API gets flaky under real world loads. The sandbox is severely limited.
  2. The required commission amount is higher than you could expect to earn in a reasonable time frame of a month to a quarter. Even setting my commission rate to the max of 5% in order to ensure I get to the threshold as quickly as possible, it took nearly a year to get there.
  3. They don't appear to be in a position to pay any commissions you would have otherwise earned. At least not without a lot of hassle. Nothing automated there.
  4. The ex-post facto review process seems to be put in place specifically to limit their need to payout.
    1. Their affiliate agreement which Moe was quick to point to, says they don't actually need to pay you the commissions you've earned. Should they, in their sole discretion decide not to pay up, then they owe you nothing.
As result I'd advise aspiring developers to look elsewhere.
If they do by some chance decide to pay me, I'll update this thread and let you know. But I know for my part at least, this is my exit and a warning to others to avoid faast .
Imagine putting in all the effort to develop a real world app, market it, build a user base and when it comes time to collect your earnings, you find out they aren't actually obligated to pay, don't want to pay and suddenly have "questions" about your app's usage of their API.
Imagine a review process where you are left trying to explain very simple concepts like unit testing to their ops manager Moe who appears to not understand the software development lifecycle nor why anyone would want to do unit and integration testing; Instead of intuitively understanding that test cases are required for any serious software he decides to call it spammy and abusive to have a 10% completion rate on swaps. I mean really, if this is a concern why are they not monitoring the endpoints and sending an email asking what's going on, during the actual development cycle? Why is it an issue only AFTER I ask for my money?
I don't know what's going on over there. But I'm writing off 0.015 BTC because I know its not likely to ever be returned. YMMV, but as for me, I felt I should give a review and advise caution.
Has anyone else had similar problems?
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Beginner’s log week 5 and 6 – Hex week

Hello everyone,
There was very little time to play in week 5, because of personal problems, so I will mainly focus on the progress I did last week. If in week 4 everything was so damn frustrating, the week that just went by was fun.
The highlight of the week is Hex. Man, I like her skill set a lot. I moved the current available Strike set from Boomer on her, plus tried to fit in a Focus set, and she is now atk% effect acc and atk%. The results started to appear as I went with her at lvl 60 with 5 stars awakened. She has 5k HP 1k DEF 5k ATK and 134 effect accuracy. With her in lead, it gets better, with 20%. Now, what does this bring? How I progressed with her:
Mirage tower 50 – Cuc-kooo rooster? Who? Dead chicken. The fact is, I do not event know, how the cuc-koo became “chicken-kebab” cause I started the stage and just caught a glimpse at the end, with Hex doing Rain of Skulls, just shitting debuffs left and right. Stuck at 55 atm, I am not sure if I should invest in Sproket, or just lvl up the existing units I got.
B8 – it is still not on farming status, but that is because my Hex is lvl 63-64 atm and Ambush at 58?! and I cannot get past 3:15, so need to push that retry each time, but it is getting there. Once I put the farming status on B8 I will get ready for B9. Getting ready for B9 implies I start building Chain Reaction. I pulled him and with the Master’s Eon 250 shards I will 6 star him. The runes is what I lack, but that is why I want an otto-battle B8, so I grind little the bitcoin miners. I feel, however, that Hex is my strong unit fo B8 under 3 min. And, I will want to keep her for B9 if possible.
Blue-haired ladies from islands – well, they sleep with the blue-haired fishes now. (signed Hex)
Endurance “turnbar meter – still do not understand the durability meter. And if Hex could speak, she’d tell me: “Me either bro! But who cares, let me do my thing, and they be soon without endurance bar (laughing in Hex)”
Arena – so far arena is no prio for me but I got Silver 2 with no problems at my lvl 28. Ninjini, Stealth Elf and Hex. I just cut through all those defenses that were just beating the crap out of me. It is not even fair once Nin starts ignoring defense with the extra shots.
If I had to give advice at this point is, if you start out and have not progressed in Master Eon’s, rush Hex. Get shards for her. For getting Her, it is totally worth the pain of upgrading a blue-horned-imp-dragon-wanna-be. Not that wham-shell looks prettier, or that krypt king is some inspired design, but man does whirl look bad. If so far, outside of magenta, I was not familiar with printer colors, now I know what an ugly cyan troglodyte looks like. Thanks Whirl. Should start a post on monster design I like.
Speaking of that, since it is was Hex week for me, I like how she was designed, except hands. Those bear claws are frightening, or the Skylanders budget got cut down just as they were using dress-up features for Hex’s hands. Or, the designer has been nowhere near woman hands. The awakening look that Hex gets is cool though. If someone would cosplay Hex, that would look cool, just leave normal hands…lol
Moving on.
Invasions – Cannot remember which of the bosses, but with Hex I managed to get another S rank besides the Dark Gulper day. I think it is the Desert Queen boss where Hex performs well. Also, on Monday's invasions we had here bad weather. t was raining skulls...and I got my first S rank at 52k.
Guild Wars – for me out of scope, so I will throw Hex in after the GW update and see how she is doing. In no shape to talk about GW though, not my prio atm.
Short summary for so far. I leveled Ninjini and Stealth Elf both at max 70 and Elf is at 6 star already. Both evolved. Left Deja-Vu and Enigma at lvl 60+ at 5 stars for the moment, since I need to tackle B8. Focusing on Hex and Ambush. More focus on Hex, as Ambush is for me just a stepping stone at this point, until I farm B9. My activity is all about farming just runes, and the rest of the content I do minimally, with no prio. Been trying Wham-Shell’s potential, so far so good. Cannot wait to start on Chain Reaction. All skill ups will go his way, runes and evolving material, omni stones, guild purchased stone, etc. Thank you for reading. Hopefully until my next post I will already break in into B9 with Hex and Chain.
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Bitcoin may not have as high TpS as Visa, but at least with bitcoin i’ll never have to worry about this

I originally wrote this a month ago but decided not to post it. After being denied twice since, I have decided that I should post it.
Today my card was blocked in France while trying to top up credit on my phone. I was given three questions, answered each of them correctly (where i’ve lived in boulder, where my brother lives, how old my mom is) and yet I was still blocked. I was also told by my bank that there’s nothing they can do about this, it’s between visa and the merchant, so as long as I try to use visa I will always run into this problem. At any point my card can be blocked because they ask questions that cannot be answered correctly, or even when answered correctly it will still be blocked.
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Backstory: I lived in Thailand and had plans to go to a conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Today I used my bank card to purchase one of the few things in life that I can’t with BTC, a visa for Vietnam. However, when going through processing I was asked three verification questions:
Not sure of the exact wording used, but it was basically how did you come to own/how did you buy/etc.. Unfortunately for me I’ve never seen that address in my life, i have no idea where it comes from as I’ve only ever lived at two residences in America, both of which I know the address to. There was option for this is not applicable to me which i chose.
My mom’s last name isn’t tackett though, so I don’t know why they’re using that name. She and my dad have been divorced since before I can remember, so they’re using information that’s out of date since at least 1995. The age ranges they gave me didn’t actually have one with her age, it was something like 25-35, 40-45, 46-55, 60+, my mom is 56. There was no correct answer. I chose the closest and went from there.
My brother moved several months ago, so again, there was no correct answer. But it did have his previous city, so I answered with that.
After all of that they deemed that it was a fraudulent transaction and wouldn’t process it. Luckily for me, the fraud department at my bank was online and was able to remove the block and for me to book my visa. So you may say, “see! the system works." However, when I had this exact same problem in 2013 while in Thailand trying to buy a flight i lost out on hundreds of dollars because I had to go to an agent and pay with cash.
I had a conversation with some people in a bitcoin wechat group im in about how much I hate banks after taking my ICBC (largest bank in the world) card to an ICBC branch in malaysia to withdraw all my money since I can’t use the card in Thailand (even at an ICBC branch). Unfortunately in Malaysia I also can’t use that card, even at an ICBC. People were saying i’m doing myself a disservice by not having a bank, but in the past 8 days i’ve been denied my money from my bank three times, once in Thailand trying to use an ICBC, once in Malaysia trying to use an ICBC, and now by Visa. I’ve never once been prompted to go through verification with bitcoin, i’ve never once been denied the ability to send money, and for the people saying the verification/restrictions are for my safety, i’ve never had as much as a satoshi stolen from me, but i have had to spend hundreds of dollars to fix the mess caused by my banks.
This is why i’ve had my salary paid 100% in bitcoin for over 2 years, this is why I hold the vast majority of my money in bitcoin, and this is why I know that bitcoin has a future. To anybody who says that the current banking system works just fine, that’s ludicrous, start traveling and nearly every day you’ll see why bitcoin is needed; fees to convert currency, 5-50%—yes, it was literally 50% to convert Vietnamese dong to Thai baht at the Phuket airport; fees to withdraw from an ATM ($6, 2%); and tons of places charge you extra 3-5% plus flat fee if you use a cc.
Other stories about why I hate banks
Story time: In 2014 I was at Bitcoin2014 in Amsterdam, had an amazing trip that forever changed my life. While there I discovered that if you don’t have chip & pin a lot of places won’t accept your debit card, and even worse that they don’t even accept cash. My bank didn’t offer chip & pin cards when mine was issued so unfortunately couldn’t use my card nor my cash. When i went back to the states in July I asked specifically for a chip and pin card but they said they still don’t offer them and that I’d have to deal with swipe and sign for the time being. So I got my card and headed off on my travels once more, this time to kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan. When I get there I receive an email from my bank that they’ll promptly be canceling my card as they’re switching everyone over to chip and pin. I could ask for a two-week extension, but that’s it, after that I’ll have to wait for my new card to arrive. They also won’t send cards abroad, so i have to have it sent to my family and then have them ship it to asia (one card has already been lost in this process). So once again, I have no way to access my money.
Second Story time: When bitcoin hit $1000 in 2013 some friends and I took a trip to the Philippines. I sold a bitcoin and had the fiat transferred to my bank account (Wells Fargo). I went to use my card at an ATM and it was denied, I called my bank and tried to get the situation fixed. After going through social security number, recent withdrawal locations/amounts, and account information they said "no problem, we’ll have it all fixed here shortly, just need you to tell me how much your monthly mortgage payments are.” I was 21 and living in Beijing, i didn’t have any mortgage payments. So he let me know that wasn’t a problem, just needed to know how much my monthly car payment was. I was 21 and living in Beijing, I didn't have a monthly car payment. I was then promptly told “bummer, nothing we can do” and had to spend well over an hour going from supervisor to supervisor before I finally got the block lifted. It’s important to note that I notified them of my travel plans well in advance of my trip.
This is why I love bitcoin, my money is actually my money and i can use it 24/7/365. Even if I need to wait 30 minutes for a confirmation, it is vastly superior to not being to use your money at all.
Tldr; Visa has deemed my transactions fraudulent several times because i was unable to answer security questions that don't have correct answers. Bitcoin has never told me I can't spend my money.
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So coin Base deposits are a compete joke . Where can I get bitcoin quickly and safely as an American?

So I'm trying to get get bitcoin not just to hodl , but also to trade some smaller currencies. I live in one of these states where Gemini doesn't operate so I thought my only option was coinbase. But they are horrible . I tried instant purchase fees are crazy , and the only time they would be worth it the website crashes. Customer service is horrible they only answer if you say your account is compromised and even then they hung up twice . Last time I finally got through they basically said sorry but we don't really give a fuck. Plus bitcoin is 500-1000 cheaper on binance .
Is there any other way I can reliable and somewhat safely purchase bitcoin? There are a few atms near me but not sure how they work or fees. Is there another website or exchange I should look into ? I really do not want to give coin base any more business.
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Cryptsy Exchange - Warning, unable to withdrawal funds, now one month plus.

On the 5th of October I requested a 76 BTC withdrawal from my fully verified account which had no limits, since then I've had only excuses but mostly just been ignored, here is some of the email history with their support:
5 Oct
I have the equivalent of over 200 BTC that I'm trying to withdrawal in BTC, LTC & DASH, but the withdrawal window is not working, I traded out of many USD to do this at a large loss, when can I expect my money to be able to be withdrew-able?
Thanks
Hello 'email addie',
Thank you for contacting us.
Please try to clear your cache/cookies and delete your browsing history. Kindly then try to re-initiate your request and see if you are still getting the same error.
Let us know if you are still unable to process a withdrawal request.
Sincerely, Karen Cryptsy.com
<<< I was then locked out of my account >>>
6 Oct
Nearly 24 hours now and still no BTC & LTC withdrawals, kindly update me on when these will be processed and why I've been locked out of my account now, this is totally unprofessional and unacceptable.
Hello email addie,
Please reset your pw
Sincerely, Jim aka: JShock Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
12 Oct
Hi Jim,
Thanks I have now done so and have access to my account once again, the main issue here is that on the 5th Oct I requested the following withdrawals:
2,886 LTC & 76.24 BTC
These are show in the attached screenshot as confirmed, but still pending and with no trxID as they have not been sent, kindly let me know ASAP when they will be sent as they are now one week overdue with no explanation, no apology, nothing!
I had over $50,000 on your site, that I trusted you with, maybe one of your larger long term clients and on the 5th Oct I sold it for BTC, LTC & DASH, at a loss because I needed those funds right away, you sent the DASH but kept the main part of 2,886 LTC & 76.24 BTC then locked me out of my account and tried to ignore me, I have no idea what is going on with your exchange but I will continue with my plans Monday to seek legal representation and pursue this matter in every relevant jurisdiction regardless of the cost and inconvenience to me, unless my funds are returned to me this week.
I would appreciate a direct contact phone number with a responsible admin who is able to resolve this mess and also the address of your company's registered offices and the advocates who represent you.
Many thanks,
Otoh
13 Oct
Hi Jim,
Due the the continuing lack of communication and progress on withdrawing my funds the advocates that I've retained have advised that I begin with documenting this fiasco on the crypto social media, as this will have a wide reach on your client base at a low cost for me compared to when they start actions proactively themselves on my behalf.
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3nkotcryptsy_responds_to_coinfire
14 Oct
Three days since your last curt communication and still no explanation for why the withdrawal of my funds has been disabled by you and when they will be released, they show as pending on the withdrawals page, for well over one week, but no pending withdrawals are shown on the balances page, you've simply disappeared them!
I asked for the address of your registered offices, the owners/partners names and the contact details for your advocates, this is moving ever closer to a multi jurisdiction claim for fraud and theft, my advocates require a $10,000 retainer from me which is no problem, they are not cheap but are extremely effective and any fees spent on the recovery of my funds will be added to my claim of course and I am in discussions with them about how best to denounce Cryptsy for criminal investigation and prosecution, it's totally up to you if this happens but once it begins then it will not be able to be halted.
Kindly send the info requested today &/or better still my funds.
Regards,
Otoh
16 Oct
Hello email addie, I deeply apologize for the recent delays. We have been undergoing major site upgrades, part of which is the verification systems. Some users who have verified accounts have been affected with these delays. I see that you have withdrawals pending and these should now process soon as we are nearing completion of our upgrade.
If you have not received your withdrawal, by Monday October 19, please reply to this ticket and let me know.
I plan to compensate you for the inconvenience by issuing you a free upgrade to pro account status which is also included in the upgrade and will go live also very soon.
Sincerely, Jim aka: JShock Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
16 Oct
Hello email addie, Your LTC withdrawal has processed, BTC withdrawal should move soon. I had to cancel the XRP withdrawals, please try sending those again.
<<< I did not have any XRP or a XRP withdrawal >>>
20 Oct
Hi Jim,
I have still not received my Bitcoin withdrawal, over 70 BTC and very overdue!
Kindly just manually send it today, an exchange that fails to honor client withdrawals is finished as all trust has gone.
Please confirm ASAP, many thanks, Otoh
23 Oct
Hi Jim,
Why do you not even bother to reply to me anymore, do you really think that stealing 72 BTC, over $20,000 from me is something that you can just ignore?
First thing next week this goes back to the advocates that I briefed and I am paying them their requested $10,000 retainer which will also be claimed for, you have had a ton of notice but still haven't returned MY money after nearly three weeks.
I shall press the lawyers to pursue those responsible personally for civil and criminal damages, fraud and theft, in each relevant jurisdiction, kindly make sure that this is cleat to 'Vince' and the others that will end up in jail and bankrupt as a result of this.
You have until Monday to return my funds, after that the process will begin with denouncements to the police and regulators in the relevant jurisdictions and I will then have no way to prevent it all taking it's just course.
Regards, Otoh
24 Oct
Hello email addie,
I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. There are two separate issues going on with BTC withdrawals currently.
1: Due to the new Verifications Tier system handed to us to use, many users are frozen and flagged to become verified depending on the amounts of w/d they are making. For these, a verification agent should be contacting you soon.
2 We are experiencing some delays with BTC withdrawals and developers are working on them to get them moving again.
Looking at your account, it appears you have exceeded your withdrawal limit for your current verification tier. Please click this link to upgrade and view the limits for your tier https://www.cryptsy.com/users/verify
*Please note that not all verification Tiers require that you upload ID or documents.
Sincerely,
Elen Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
25 Oct
Hi Elen,
Cryptsy have introduced a withdrawal limit for my account that wasn't there when I deposited the coins, this is illegal without first offering me to withdraw the my coins under the same terms and conditions as when I deposited them.
This, so called tier three level, that it says I need now takes three months to obtain, in other words you plan to rob me of my coins for three months or how ever long you feel like, this is so illegal it is untrue.
Kindly just return MY 76 BTC, approx > $22,000 and do this right away with no more excuses, anything else is not an 'inconvenience' - it is theft pure and simple!
Regards,
Otoh
cc being sent to my advocates
27 Oct
Hi Elen,
22 days since my withdrawal request for 76 BTC was made, October 5th, and it's still stuck, conf, but pending and all that I hear from Cryptsy is being ignored or excuses.
Cancel that withdrawal immediately today so that the coins show up again in my balance, then make me tier three verified as I have been fully verified for months if not over one year and was so when I deposited those funds and had no withdrawal limits then.
Do not continue to ignore this issue, the theft of over $22,000 from my account is a serious crime and you will be held to account for it, kindly confirm that my instructions have been carried out today.
Regards, Otoh
30 Oct
Hi Elen,
Six days and you haven't bothered to let me know when I can have MY 76 BITCOINS back, now worth over $23,000 and nearly one month that you have blocked my withdrawal.
Cancel the confirmed but stuck on pending withdrawal as requested so that my coins show up in my account balance again!
Change my verification from so called tier two to tier three, I was fully verified with you and had no withdrawal limits, the longer this goes on the more it becomes certain that you just rob the larger holders of tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins.
I have also requested many times, the name of the ownes and registered office/s plus the contact details for your lawyers, it is illegal to withhold this information from your clients and the longer that this goes unresolved the greater will be the damage to your business and the more likely that you will be charged with serious theft and corruption.
Pass this email and my prior ones to Vince right away as he will be the one that will be held the most responsible for this fiasco.
Thanks, Otoh
& when I raised the issue in Cryptsy chat now I just get banned, WTG, so corrupt, unbelievable, I shall post all my emails and your lack of useful response to Reddit and BCT forum.
Cancel my withdrawal, verify me to tier three and show MY BTC in my balance so that I can withdrawal them!
Hello email addie,
We sincerely apologize for the late response to your ticket. Upon checking, your withdrawal had been canceled and coins were returned to your balance.
As for your Tier 3 upgrade request, Your request has been acknowledged by our team and your case will be reviewed shortly.
We do apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Sincerely, Gretchen Cryptsy.com
Hi Gretchen,
Thank goodness, many thanks, finally, much appreciated!
-Otoh
PS I can also be reached on my UK mobile: -------------
6th Nov
Hi Gretchen,
"As for your Tier 3 upgrade request, Your request has been acknowledged by our team and your case will be reviewed shortly."
Another week passed and no one has contacted me, it is now over one month since I requested withdrawal of my 76 BTC and at the time I was fully verified with no W/D limits at all, same as when I deposited the coins.
Why do you treat your customers with such blase contempt, are you really intent on alienating everyone who has supported your business and especially the larger players like myself?
I find it quite unbelievable, kindly forward this to 'Vince' so at least he is aware of this totally unacceptable and illegal freezing of my funds, later today I shall be updating the total lack of promised progress yet again on Cryptsy's chat as it seems that you only pay attention to being called out publicly.
Just allow me to take my own money out and stop this stupid game playing waste of time.
Thanks, Otoh
7 Nov
STOP STEALING MY MONEY!!
Send me the address of your registered offices and lawyer's contact details as requested multiple times - DO THIS TODAY, robbing over $20,000 is a serious crime and by ignoring the matter you are only making your guilt more obvious and the consequences worse for yourselves.
Any advise on how to proceed would be much appreciated, I just run in to a blank wall with them atm.
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Beware the details - a n00b's story selling XLM for the first time

My wife recently happened on an old Stellar wallet she'd signed up for years ago, after being reminded of it by my recent chatter about Bitcoin. As it turned out it was worth a not-insignificant amount of money, especially over these last few days of extreme highs.
She asked me to figure out how to pull a couple hundred bucks worth out, to help finance a Christmas item. Never having done much beyond Coinbase/GDAX (and a local Bitcoin ATM that, in hindsight, ripped me off with poor rates), I came here and started clicking through the exchanges in the sidebar, looking for a marketplace that would allow me to sell some of her XLM without being totally eaten alive by fees in the process.
I immediately ruled out all the ones written in Korean, plus the one that said "Indonesia" in the name. Kraken sounded cool but had uptime problems, CoinSwitch looked awesome until I realized she'd have to sell more XLM than she wanted to to meet the one minimum trade available through that platform, and the others sort of seemed to blend into each other as I compared commission rates. I eventually settled on Exrates and got her all signed up and Lumens moved in (which was fast and easy, yay!).
What I didn't realize until I went to place a trade was how thin their market actually is. Trades happened every 12 minutes or so for XLM/BTC (and, I later saw, XLM/USD), and after the first cycle through I saw what looked like trades at the price I'd put in an order for, but no fill of the order. Figuring that Stellar was just super obscure and that was the nature of the market, I let it sit, and sure enough, the order filled overnight, in three separate transactions.
Looking to sell the Bitcoins for cash, I saw that their BTC/USD markets are nearly as thin - trades happening once or twice a minute, instead of potentially hundreds per second like I see on GDAX. Feeling uncomfortable about filling that order properly, I transferred the BTC to my Coinbase account - and realized in the process that there's a 0.0015 BTC minimum withdrawal fee (it actually came out to a total of 0.00152181 BTC to get the money out). Feeling sketchy about the whole thing, and given that I'm up hundreds of dollars on my own BTC trading, I decided to eat the fee and am wiping my hands of ever doing any business with those guys again.
IMHO the whole thing reinforces the negative attitude a lot of people have towards cryptocurrencies - they're hard to work with and you'll get taken coming and going if you don't know what you're doing. I like to think of myself as a moderately educated investor, who was trying to do his due diligence, and I still ended up getting screwed here.
Communities like this could really benefit from posting more of their collective wisdom for the n00bs. I get it about endorsing one exchange over another, but a stickied post writing up pros and cons of different exchanges and things to watch out for would be great.
EDIT: Looks like the fees were more the nature of BTC being a mess right now than the specific exchange in question here. I still think the Exrates marketplace is too thin for my comfort level, but it's not fair to blame them for high BTC transfer fees.
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WeTrust AMA - Sept 22 (Originally in Slack, formatted to Reddit)

Hello everyone! This is the transcript of the second WeTrust AMA on Slack. This time around the team used Sli.do to collect a bunch of questions in advance. Sadly not everyone left their username when posting questions... hence why a bunch of them are anonymous!
 
CowMooFlage This weekend the 'World Blockchain Forum' kicks off in London. Are there any plans to attend conventions like this one in the near future, if so which ones?
George.WeTrust Yes we have been invited to several events and we will ramp up on attendance after we release our TLC product. However, we will be attending blockcon in Santa Monica in early October. If you guys have recommendations please let us know! We'll be speaking here: https://www.goblockcon.com
Anonymous What is your marketing plan to get access to the ROSCA markets?
Patrick.WeTrust We currently are rolling out the TLCs (by end of year) and are running pilots here in communities in the SF Bay Area. These pilots will allow us to gather feedback on UI improvements and overall user sentiment. It is crucial that we get to this stage ASAP, so we can tailor our strategy going forward. Number one on our list right now is to get something workable that potential users can interact with and roll it out to our pilot partners. We are experimenting with some Bitcoin/ Ethereum ATMs that might help with on-boarding fiat based users.
CowMooFlage How is the "Piggy Bank" user testing going? Are students engaged in it? What feedback have they given you?
Patrick.WeTrust We have contacted a number of interested students and they have communicated their interest, but now want to see our pitch deck and ultimately how it will help them out. Some have not heard of crypto and will need some educating before they are onboard. We do have the Circle1 (this is what we're calling the "Piggy Bank" product now) user flows complete and will be sharing it in our next round of outreach soon. (Hopefully, next week...) We will keep the community posted on how this product is coming along, but of course... TLCs are top priority.
Richard Your updated website looks great. Are you planning to add your whitepaper and roadmap to it?
Patrick.WeTrust Yes. We will add a link to our whitepaper once we revised some of the wording (as it was written awhile back). The roadmap will be on the TLC page (this will be up next...), so you all can follow our progress. For now, here is a link to our latest blog post with project updates: https://blog.wetrust.io/wetrust-community-update-september-12-2017-edbbee0ee0c5
Anonymous Does WeTrust have sufficient funding to continue developing for years to come?
George.WeTrust We have sold sufficient amount of crypto so we have a fiat runway long enough such that we don't have to worry about day to day fluctuations. We aren't terribly worried about funding situation at this time, but we do operate with a high sense of urgency, as our goal is to achieve a path towards self sustaining budget ASAP.
BalengiVision Who would you say your closest competitor is and what differentiates you from them?
George.WeTrust Great question. At this point I think the closest competition is cash based Trusted Lending Circles aka tandas, chit funds, etc... We're trying our best to address the issues of convenience, try to abstract as much of the blockchain as possible, and add incentives so that users will want to use our product instead.
CowMooFlage Alright cool, I'll start off again. I think I've read something about recent new hires not being 'in house' anymore. Does that mean that they're actually quite close to key demographics for the TLCs? And maybe even have first hand experience using them?
Patrick.WeTrust Right - we brought on 3 overseas contractors. They're still in the "trial" period, but there are definitely closer to the TLCs key demographics. There might be something here and we can have boots on the group a lot easier through our developers... Something to explore for sure in the near future after we solidify our working relationships.
Koryu Which currencies will be supported in a WeTrust lending circle/ savings account?
Patrick.WeTrust We are first supporting ETH, but in the near future all ERC 20 tokens, plus more... depending on what will enable to reach a greater audience.
Amazongirl How many countries do WeTrust holders come from?
George.WeTrust We'll have to get back to you on this @amazongirl we don't have a way to get a super accurate number on this, but we can check our visitors on Google analytics and try to infer that. Last time I checked we have reasonable traffic from at least 40 countries, but say tuned! :)
flashbit link to your github?
Patrick.WeTrust https://github.com/WeTrustPlatform
nihi From what I was told, wetrust will stay on ethereum and will not develop it's own blockchain (correct me if I'm wrong). How do you feel about the cyberfund article on an ethereum mixer ( https://blog.cyber.fund/huge-ethereum-mixer-6cf98680ee6c) and can it impact wetrust in any way? If you feel lile I'm off topic just don't answer
Patrick.WeTrust Can you clarify your question? For the sake of time, if you summarize the article, I can take a stab at your question.
nihi I'm driving so hard to quickly summarize I'll try. Ethereum volume if the article is correct is manipulated. Can you confirm that you'll stay on ethereum ? Secondly, does that mean wetrust will be dependant on ethereum scalability ? Is this kind of volume manipulation can impact wetrust? The last question may sound stupid but I'm not well aware of all the mechanics here the answer can simply be a no or a comment on your feeling about this manipulation.
damo @patrick.wetrust if you get a chance this is an interesting question.
patrick Are you happy with your progress since the ICO or were you expecting to have far more developments at this stage?
George.WeTrust I don't think any team should be satisfied with their own progress, as there's always room to improve. We learned alot over the past 4 months, will apply them to the future, and are very optimistic about the progress going forward.
damo I, for one, have been super impressed with the team's laser focus on development. There's so much talent and integrity with this team.
Patrick.WeTrust Thanks @damo for the motivating words!
Anonymous When about the first big announcement will come?
Patrick.WeTrust We have bi-weekly updates and AMAs now at 1 PM PDT every off week. Stay tuned to our announcement and progress updates! @damo is our Community Manager Lead and will coordinate future hangouts if you guys want to hear more :)
flashbit do you have any exciting news you can share with us?
Patrick.WeTrust All the news is here in the AMA! Feel free to ask about progress and where we are on our mission towards Financial Empowerment.
Anonymous How do you plan to alpha/beta test ROSCA on blockchain?
Patrick.WeTrust We will have QA engineers who will help with testing and to ensure everything is secure prior to launching it officially. I think @hoang.wetrust can provide more light into this if you're curious about our testing strategy.
ConcernedInvestor, Anonymous, BalengiVision: (essentially) VB an advisor?
Patrick.WeTrust [we've answered this... plenty of times...] We met with VB in the beginning of the project back in the StartX offices in Palo Alto, CA. Soon after, we've also brought on Bo Shen (VB's partner at FenBuShi Capital) as an early investor and he provided some help in China marketing and garnering support for our project. We have a number of advisors and they all provide some help in their own specific capacities. For example, Ben Chan is nearby and he often drops by and we run a lot of our ideas by him. Emin calls us every once in awhile to check up on the product, since he is a bit farther.
Anonymous Why Roadmap and the whitepaper hasn’t been added to your updated website? I think it’s crucial for new supporters. Thanks
George.WeTrust The roadmap addition is a good idea, let me chat with the team about that. Regarding Whitepaper, we didn't include this because we believe there might be better ways to convey the vision more effectively.
Anonymous Any partnership and projects you can talk about?
Patrick.WeTrust We're heads down cranking on the TLC product. There are partnerships and associated projects we are talking with to help the marketing, implementation, and user acquisition, but we don't want to confirm anything and announce it before things are set in stone. I can attest that the team is working hard, putting in the hours, and making sure this happens!
flashbit how often do you update github? last update mid Aug?
Patrick.WeTrust Github is updated daily. There are private repos.
Anonymous any news about ROSCA
George.WeTrust We are focused on deploying the Trusted Lending Circle by end of year. This involves not just the software, but refining the user experience, conducting user testing, etc... Stay tuned as we make progress.
Amazongirl @george.wetrust @patrick.wetrust I think maybe you should explore the use of derivatives initially for the first batch of WeTrust users. So when they run the circle with ETH, their balance is stable. Like what Abra does. They should see the ETH balance in USD or a major currency and that amount does not fluctuate. In fact, they should not even have to understand what ETH or a blockchain is.
George.WeTrust Yes this is something we have been talking about internally -- part of the abstraction of blockchain/ crypto, first manually and eventually systematically. We're figuring out ways to do this, lmk if you have any specific ideas.
Anonymous Is it going to be "lending" system for Bitcoin/ Ethereum holders? Similar to Poloniex lending system?"
Patrick.WeTrust We see ourselves as "Financial dApp" development house, so I think this can happen in the future. For now, heads down on TLC and will explore the future products and ideas once we have one working dApp under our belts.
TehMoonWalker A lot of focus is on the rosca lending circles, what about the trst token, what is the use case and what future use cases can you see for the trst tokens?
Patrick.WeTrust We are building out a slew of Financial dApps and will use a "Freemium" model. Essentially, there will be basic features that will be free for our users (i.e. TLCs of a maximum of 10), but more premium services -- will require some TRST tokens to use.
BalengiVision Any plans to make another video about TLC? Some interested parties may filter for videos uploaded in the past month.
Patrick.WeTrust Yes, we actually just discussed this internally a few days ago and have a list of improvements to make. We will see if our current animator and pull it off and if not, will search for a new firm to make more professional quality videos.
boghiumd I know that is not the main goal at the moment, but i am curious, any talks with new exchanges?
Patrick.WeTrust Our goal is to build a rock solid product. I believe that with strong adoption, a clear value proposition, and users... everything else will come naturally. To your point, we aren't talking with any exchanges.
BelengiVision What project will you work on immediately following the release of ROSCA [TLC]?
Patrick.WeTrust We're exploring a number of ideas and will decide based on which makes the most sense in terms of market size, user adoption, synergy with the TLC, etc...
CowMooFlage Patrick, Dether was namedropped a few times in chat these past days and named as a potential partner. Have you guys met or been in touch yet? Or any general thoughts about the platform right now? It would definitely make it easier for average users to acquire the funds to participate onto your platforms.
George.WeTrust We have had a few conversations with them by video chat, including earlier today. However, we think they can help with the on/off ramp challenge generally faced by the overall ecosystem, as opposed to solving a wetrust specific challenge. Nonetheless, we're thinking if there's an opportunity to collaborate. Please ping me if you have ideas after reading their whitepaper and ours. Thanks
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Bitcoin may not have as high TpS as Visa, but at least with bitcoin i’ll never have to worry about this:

I originally wrote this a month ago but decided not to post it. After being denied twice since, I have decided that I should post it.
Today my card was blocked in France while trying to top up credit on my phone. I was given three questions, answered each of them correctly (where i’ve lived in boulder, where my brother lives, how old my mom is) and yet I was still blocked. I was also told by my bank that there’s nothing they can do about this, it’s between visa and the merchant, so as long as I try to use visa I will always run into this problem. At any point my card can be blocked because they ask questions that cannot be answered correctly, or even when answered correctly it will still be blocked.
original post
Backstory: I lived in Thailand and had plans to go to a conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Today I used my bank card to purchase one of the few things in life that I can’t with BTC, a visa for Vietnam. However, when going through processing I was asked three verification questions:
Not sure of the exact wording used, but it was basically how did you come to own/how did you buy/etc.. Unfortunately for me I’ve never seen that address in my life, i have no idea where it comes from as I’ve only ever lived at two residences in America, both of which I know the address to. There was option for this is not applicable to me which i chose.
My mom’s last name isn’t tackett though, so I don’t know why they’re using that name. She and my dad have been divorced since before I can remember, so they’re using information that’s out of date since at least 1995. The age ranges they gave me didn’t actually have one with her age, it was something like 25-35, 40-45, 46-55, 60+, my mom is 56. There was no correct answer. I chose the closest and went from there.
My brother moved several months ago, so again, there was no correct answer. But it did have his previous city, so I answered with that.
After all of that they deemed that it was a fraudulent transaction and wouldn’t process it. Luckily for me, the fraud department at my bank was online and was able to remove the block and for me to book my visa. So you may say, “see! the system works." However, when I had this exact same problem in 2013 while in Thailand trying to buy a flight i lost out on hundreds of dollars because I had to go to an agent and pay with cash.
I had a conversation with some people in a bitcoin wechat group im in about how much I hate banks after taking my ICBC (largest bank in the world) card to an ICBC branch in malaysia to withdraw all my money since I can’t use the card in Thailand (even at an ICBC branch). Unfortunately in Malaysia I also can’t use that card, even at an ICBC. People were saying i’m doing myself a disservice by not having a bank, but in the past 8 days i’ve been denied my money from my bank three times, once in Thailand trying to use an ICBC, once in Malaysia trying to use an ICBC, and now by Visa. I’ve never once been prompted to go through verification with bitcoin, i’ve never once been denied the ability to send money, and for the people saying the verification/restrictions are for my safety, i’ve never had as much as a satoshi stolen from me, but i have had to spend hundreds of dollars to fix the mess caused by my banks.
This is why i’ve had my salary paid 100% in bitcoin for over 2 years, this is why I hold the vast majority of my money in bitcoin, and this is why I know that bitcoin has a future. To anybody who says that the current banking system works just fine, that’s ludicrous, start traveling and nearly every day you’ll see why bitcoin is needed; fees to convert currency, 5-50%—yes, it was literally 50% to convert Vietnamese dong to Thai baht at the Phuket airport; fees to withdraw from an ATM ($6, 2%); and tons of places charge you extra 3-5% plus flat fee if you use a cc.
Other stories about why I hate banks
Story time: In 2014 I was at Bitcoin2014 in Amsterdam, had an amazing trip that forever changed my life. While there I discovered that if you don’t have chip & pin a lot of places won’t accept your debit card, and even worse that they don’t even accept cash. My bank didn’t offer chip & pin cards when mine was issued so unfortunately couldn’t use my card nor my cash. When i went back to the states in July I asked specifically for a chip and pin card but they said they still don’t offer them and that I’d have to deal with swipe and sign for the time being. So I got my card and headed off on my travels once more, this time to kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan. When I get there I receive an email from my bank that they’ll promptly be canceling my card as they’re switching everyone over to chip and pin. I could ask for a two-week extension, but that’s it, after that I’ll have to wait for my new card to arrive. They also won’t send cards abroad, so i have to have it sent to my family and then have them ship it to asia (one card has already been lost in this process). So once again, I have no way to access my money.
Second Story time: When bitcoin hit $1000 in 2013 some friends and I took a trip to the Philippines. I sold a bitcoin and had the fiat transferred to my bank account (Wells Fargo). I went to use my card at an ATM and it was denied, I called my bank and tried to get the situation fixed. After going through social security number, recent withdrawal locations/amounts, and account information they said "no problem, we’ll have it all fixed here shortly, just need you to tell me how much your monthly mortgage payments are.” I was 21 and living in Beijing, i didn’t have any mortgage payments. So he let me know that wasn’t a problem, just needed to know how much my monthly car payment was. I was 21 and living in Beijing, I didn't have a monthly car payment. I was then promptly told “bummer, nothing we can do” and had to spend well over an hour going from supervisor to supervisor before I finally got the block lifted. It’s important to note that I notified them of my travel plans well in advance of my trip.
This is why I love bitcoin, my money is actually my money and i can use it 24/7/365. Even if I need to wait 30 minutes for a confirmation, it is vastly superior to not being to use your money at all.
Tldr; Visa has deemed my transactions fraudulent several times because i was unable to answer security questions that don't have correct answers. Bitcoin has never told me I can't spend my money.
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WeTrust AMA - October 6 (Originally in Slack, formatted to Reddit)

Hello everyone! It took me a bit longer than last week due to family obligations but here’s the transcript for the third WeTrust Slack AMA! Like last week the majority of the questions were collected through Sli.do and not everyone left their username.
 
Anonymous When do you plan to start marketing and more social media outreach?
Patrick.WeTrust As we near the rollout of the TLC, we plan on increasing marketing and social media outreach. This is necessary since it is important that we get the word out of what we are building.
Anonymous Are you still on track with the roadmap? When can we see/play with the alpha app?
Patrick.WeTrust The dApp is currently being worked on by our engineering team and is scheduled to be released in a few weeks. The features have been locked down and the team is working hard on building out the many features.
Aakeelr Whitepaper is a must and it shouldn't be delayed. Whatever revised version needs to be done should happen and be visible on the site asap if possible.
Patrick.WeTrust We have an older version of our whitepaper (pre-crowdsale) here: https://bravenewcoin.com/assets/Whitepapers/WeTrustWhitePaper.pdf Our top priority is building out and delivering on the Alpha Release of the TLC and resources are focused on that. Once this is complete and more resources are available, we will update the whitepaper.
Anonymous As a large holder of TRST - how can I be assured recent pushes from the SEC and Trex (theyre cleaning house) will not impact TRST? Do you have legal counsel?
George.WeTrust We're not aware of any changes on Bittrex side, and we've just reached out to them to see if there's any information they need from us. We are very conservative in our approach towards regulatory/ compliance issues, and we will continue as such by working with our legal counsel.
Aakeelr Need more exchanges listing TRST to safeguard the token value from today's incident of Bittrex....
Patrick.WeTrust We stand firmly that delivering a quality product that will impact the lives of many as our prime mission and goal. If we are successful, I believe the exchange issue will be small as many will want to list our Token.
Anonymous Any update on getting the whitepaper back on the website?
Patrick.WeTrust We are working on a new landing page of our Trusted Lending Circle page which will feature a new experience of what our app will be like. This is just a temporary page: https://tlc.wetrust.io/, but the new site will be at this domain soon! (hopefully, next week!)
Jeald Are you going to complete your TLC Alpha build mid-October as per your roadmap?
Patrick.WeTrust Yes, this is the current target. Running 1 week or so behind, but we are trying to push to squeeze for lost time. There will be an update in the next community blog post.
Anonymous The Trusted Lending Circles product due for release in December. Where will it be released? Is it an app for the pc? Will it be accessible on mobile devices?
Patrick.WeTrust Correct. The TLC is slated to be released in December. This first iteration will be a Chrome Web App. In the future, mobile definitely will be on the horizon as a large portion of the world uses mobile and do not have computer.
Dgut Do you guys have any plans to revamp the current wetrust.io design and logo? Some projects like Waves have recently "upgraded" to "professional" design and copy-writing, I think that's the way to go because good design is crucial for user adoption today.
Patrick.WeTrust We have updated the website and will look into the current design of the logo. Thanks for the feedback.
Dgut Updating doesn't equal improvement though. :slightly_smiling_face: The current design has too many flaws. See stripe.com and fleep.io for kick-ass designs. Is this something you guys are taking seriously? Other well designed sites: standuply.com and elev.io ... see the difference?
Patrick.WeTrust Fair enough - I will loop in our designers @hailey.wetrust and @yutai to take a look at what these sites have and takeaways we can make.
Yutai.WeTrust We are very focused on the user experience and adoption. The design team is currently working on make sure we have a smooth UX in the TLC dApp. But we love community feedback and if there is anything else, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Patrick.WeTrust Thanks for chiming in @Yutai!
Anonymous When are you going to do anything besides amas?
George.WeTrust We have a diverse list of channels of communication available -- slack, telegram, bi-weekly updates, bi-weekly AMAs -- let us know if you all think there are any that we should drop and any we should be adding and we're all ears.
Jcga :) Despite hardwork are you guyz ready for the new NBA season via Golden State Warriors, I little feel you dont really care about NBA ;) Go WeTrust !
Patrick.WeTrust Golden State Warriors is our local team :)
Jeald Do you have a roadmap for 2018 available for general viewing? Patrick.WeTrust See answer below.
Boghiumd How i can get to your telegram channel? As i don’t see any links on your website
Patrick.WeTrust Telegram isn't as active yet. I recommend Slack/ Reddit/ Bitcointalk.
BalengiVision Can you send steph curry and kevin durant WeTrust gear when you release TLC?
patrick.WeTrust We can try. They would need to fill out the WeTrust Tshirt Request Form though :)
BalengiVision Lol cool. Do you mind if we tweet at them?
Patrick.WeTrust We can do that sure!
Anonymous Will you be providing a roadmap that covers some part of 2018? It helps investors understand the company's vision.
Patrick.WeTrust Yes, we are working on this and have had some internal discussions already. Our VP of Product, @tomd is working on this now and we will have a few iterations for internal discussions and debate before it is released to the general public.
BalengiVision Release timeframe?
Patrick.WeTrust I will follow up on Tom, and he shared with me a preliminary draft yesterday. We want to have something that is actionable and something we can hold ourselves accountable for. Thus, it will require some work internally before we can release something to the public. Rest assured, it is being worked on and each date is carefully thought about.
BalengiVision Totally understandable!
Patrick.WeTrust Thanks. Cheers, @BalengiVision - thanks for all your support and activity in our Slack.
Aakeelr 2) While planning the TLC has the team reached a point and zeroed on it where the TRST token should claim its value. How will TRST derive its value.
George.WeTrust We are building out a sequence of Financial dApps and will use a "Freemium" model. Essentially, there will be basic features that will be free for our users (e.g., TLCs charge no fees up to 10 users in the circle), but more premium services -- will require some TRST tokens to use (these are currently being planned, and will be included in the roadmap). The main goal is to drive user adoption first, and then monetization after there is a critical mass.
Secunoid What happens when somebody collects their payout and stops contributing after that?
Patrick.WeTrust To thwart bad actors, WeTrust will have four deterrents: 1. Reputation risk/ Reviews: ROSCA groups will be limited to "trusted associates" - family, friends, co-workers, fraternal groups, and professional/ religious organizations. Defaulting on payments could mean social shame and loss of reputation amongst an individual's closest associates. The idea is that for ROSCAs with small enough dollar amount commitments, reputation risk will be sufficient enough to keep participants honest. Reviews may also be left by other members to show how they felt about any participant. 2. Legal risk: ROSCA formation will allow trusted associates to e-sign and bind each other to a legal contract which requires faithful adherence and payment to the ROSCA. Defaulting on payments and stealing could mean legal repercussions. Legal recourse will only be used if individuals are participating in a "high-stakes" ROSCA and legal action would be worthwhile. I've spoken to our legal advisor and she believes it will be possible to create auto-populating templates that will be tailored to each person's ROSCA terms. 3. Collateral risk: Collateral commitments may be required prior to joining a ROSCA. The collateral will be entered into a smart contract which will surrender the property to the ROSCA group if the ROSCA agreement is breached. Collateral can be liquid-cash like assets like Bitcoin or even less liquid assets such as auto/ home titles. Our system will benefit significantly from the ability to accept less liquid assets, since the majority of middle classes’ net worth is locked in real estate. Collateral would allow capital to be used more efficiently. 4. Smart contract bounty (self-enforcement): If a ROSCA participant violates the terms of the ROSCA, the ROSCA group may start a “Bounty” on the retrieval of funds. If the funds are retrieved, the “Bounty” is paid out to the person who enforces the terms of the ROSCA. These deterrent options will be on an "opt-in" basis and participants will be able to choose the level of security they want.
Aakeelr 4) We saw the last update where product functionality has frozen and bugs are being fixed. When do we expect the alpha release precisely?
George.WeTrust We will have an update next week on the status -- we're working hard to hit the initial targets.
Boghiumd Is there a chance to have a discussion with Vitalik that he would somehow confirm directly may be via tweeter post that he actually is suporting this project?
George.WeTrust We met with VB during the early phases of the project, and soon after also brought on Bo Shen (VB's partner at FenBuShi Capital) as an early supporter and advisor. We have a number of advisors and they all provide some help in their own specific capacities. For example, Benedict Chan the Director of Engineering at BitGo is nearby and he often drops by, Emin Gun also checks up on us regularly. We engage with all of advisors as needed and ask them for help if it can materially help the progress of our development or user adoption. As such, we will consider reaching out to him when our product is ready for testing.
BalengiVision That'd be great. Then everyone won't think we have been making stuff up :) Not you guys, but we the people. I tell peeps Vitalik advises early in the project, and people say we are making things up.
Secunoid And how do you manage the risk of delinquent payments?
damo Hey @Secundoid this was answered in the last AMA. Lemme see if I can track it down real quick.
Patrick.WeTrust Here it is: To thwart bad actors, WeTrust will have four deterrents:
  1. Reputation risk/ Reviews: ROSCA groups will be limited to "trusted associates" - family, friends, co-workers, fraternal groups, and professional/ religious organizations. Defaulting on payments could mean social shame and loss of reputation amongst an individual's closest associates. The idea is that for ROSCAs with small enough dollar amount commitments, reputation risk will be sufficient enough to keep participants honest. Reviews may also be left by other members to show how they felt about any participant.
  2. Legal risk: ROSCA formation will allow trusted associates to e-sign and bind each other to a legal contract which requires faithful adherence and payment to the ROSCA. Defaulting on payments and stealing could mean legal repercussions. Legal recourse will only be used if individuals are participating in a "high-stakes" ROSCA and legal action would be worthwhile. I've spoken to our legal advisor and she believes it will be possible to create auto-populating templates that will be tailored to each person's ROSCA terms.
  3. Collateral risk: Collateral commitments may be required prior to joining a ROSCA. The collateral will be entered into a smart contract which will surrender the property to the ROSCA group if the ROSCA agreement is breached. Collateral can be liquid-cash like assets like Bitcoin or even less liquid assets such as auto/ home titles. Our system will benefit significantly from the ability to accept less liquid assets, since the majority of middle classes’ net worth is locked in real estate. Collateral would allow capital to be used more efficiently.
  4. Smart contract bounty (self-enforcement): If a ROSCA participant violates the terms of the ROSCA, the ROSCA group may start a “Bounty” on the retrieval of funds. If the funds are retrieved, the “Bounty” is paid out to the person who enforces the terms of the ROSCA. These deterrent options will be on an "opt-in" basis and participants will be able to choose the level of security they want.
Secundoid k
damo nice thanks @patrick.wetrust One of our community members had a really interesting idea about using a voluntary community pool as an opt-in insurance option that would pay a small percentage of the ROSCA pool to the community pool. An interesting "staking" option for TRST holders! We're looking to provide insurance products anyway right? ;)
Patrick.WeTrust Yes, we are as an evolution of the TLC. @damo
beef Majority of PPL here are selfish enough to admit that they want to see the TRST token become more and more valuable. I've read that it will be used for Premium features, but are there other use cases for the token itself? Does it power dApps in the environment? Can I supply X amount of TRST and use that to fund ROSCA circles?
Patrick.WeTrust That is correct. Another way to think of Trustcoin is that it is the gas that will power various interactions on our network. The current use case we have in mind are premium features (e.g. sort of like a redemption ticket), but please keep in mind that... the mission of WeTrust is to build movement toward financial inclusion/ empowerment and the token will be a core piece of that.
beef The more we are able to cycle TRST through the ecosystem the better. Thanks Patrick
Patrick.WeTrust That is correct. We will be keeping this in mind as we roll out our dApps and other initiatives. Cheers, @beef!
Boghiumd Binance has started to do monthly voting, can you submit a request to them so on next voting wetrust coin will participate as well?
Patrick.WeTrust Is this something the community can request?
Boghiumd @patrick.wetrust actually someone from the team have to submit a request, this is what i read on their website
Patrick.WeTrust Can you email me the link? [email protected]. I'll look into it.
Boghiumd @patrick.wetrust https://binance.zendesk.com/hc/zh-cn/requests/new I presume this one is
Dgut Trustcoin's success is glued to Wetrust. But Wetrust's success is glued to the success of humankind. Any application that simplifies and makes practical the use cryptocurrencies are not only necessary but crucial for the survival of the tech and ideology. Therefore @george.wetrust and @patrick.wetrust should care more about design. (y)
Patrick.WeTrust Thanks for all your feedback and involvement @dgut
Thomas Trustcoin's success is glued to Wetrust. how? i dont get it.. for me it looks like TenX.. they have a token but dont realy need one for the Company... same on Iconomi ... good Projects but they dont need realy a token... i dont get it on TRST ... for me it looks like you dont need realy a token to build this system.. Can you help me to understand this? I am wrong ?
Patrick.WeTrust Another way to think of Trustcoin is that it is the gas that will power various interactions on our network. The current use case we have in mind are premium features (e.g. sort of like a redemption ticket), but please keep in mind that... the mission of WeTrust is to build movement toward financial inclusion/ empowerment and the token will be a core piece of that.
Thomas hmm ok thx
BalengiVision Can you elaborate on the premium features?
Patrick.WeTrust Premium features: lending circles above a certain size (>10 individuals), reporting data to a Credit Agency, accessing a WeTrust ATM to redeem lending circle proceeds, etc... More features will come in due time as we continually iterate and learn from each version of our product.
BalengiVision So credit agencies will accept ROSCA data? Sounds intriguing though I've never heard of that before!
Amazongirl Have you spoken to Ripio (formerly BitPagos) yet about how they handle crypto-fiat exchange risk over a loan's lifetime? https://ripiocredit.network/#benchmarks * *George.WeTrust** We haven't, and will read into how they are able to do this. We are working on some ideas of our own which may bring about stability for users.
Aakeelr @george.wetrust @patrick.wetrust we have some good suggestions from @amazongirl. Would love you guys to actually take a view om that.
Patrick.WeTrust I will take a deeper dive into her suggestions and if I have any questions, will follow up with her.
Aakeelr Thanks for this. You will love her idea
Dgut @patrick.wetrust Are you familiar with https://klart.co/pixels ?
Patrick.WeTrust I am not, but these sites look beautiful.
Dgut Yeah, I hope you guys aim for something like that. It's not rocket surgery either :)
Secunoid Which country/area are you targeting when you go live first?
Patrick.WeTrust Local, immigrant communities within the Bay Area. (SF, CA)
Dgut Hopefully global. The nature of this whole environment and tech is global.
CowMooFlage It definitely is global but they want to be testing close to home.
Dgut It think westerns might be inclined to use the app if it's sufficiently well designed and works well.
damo @dgut see above. Aiming for local immigrant communities
CowMooFlage The biggest issue I see is Westerners not understanding it's purpose because it's not embedded in our culture.
damo Right For that i think there are other permutations of the platform that could take off quicker and be stickier to the global north.
Dgut that's the cool part, it's a completely new thing for them.
Patrick.WeTrust There are pockets of immigrants from Mexico, India, etc. that have used this in the past back home. In fact, my grandmother and father was part of a lending circle back home in Vietnam. We will go after this crowd and do a pilot test in these communities.
BalengiVision I think if the idea is explained well, westerners will love it. I never heard of it until I joined this group.
Dgut Exactly. The reason westerners don't use it is because they never heard of such a concept. When I heard of it I thought... why the f aren't we doing the same? I see it being used among students
Anonymous AmazonGirl from the Slack community as an advisor? She has freely been an amazing one. We need to keep this happening with fair compensation.
George.WeTrust We will reach out to her to gauge her interest -- I think generally we can continue improving our engagement with our community, and leveraging our supporters so we can move faster. We already have a good number of referrals for potential partners, potential pilot groups, folks who would like to work for us, etc... and please do keep them coming!
CowMooFlage George, Patrick, can Damo be listed on the site as a "community manager" or similar position? He's in this channel day in day out answering questions and we love him to bits. By far one of the best people you could ever have doing such a job; humble, cheerful and honest.
Patrick.WeTrust We can have this happen - wonder why this hasn't happened sooner!
CowMooFlage Awesome :) thanks Patrick :D
*Patrick.WeTrust * I will ping @damo for his blurb, picture and get that to @hoang.wetrust as soon as possible. Thanks!
CowMooFlage @damo pink wig? :thinking_face:
damo Lol i have waaay better pictures ready to go lol
damo Thanks for such kind words @cowmooflage! I’m seriously blushing over here.
Patrick.WeTrust Thanks! both of you :D Bradicle Yeaaaa agree. Damo has been the face for We Trust in this chat since day one for me. Answering all the hard hitting questions day in and out <3 :B
Anonymous When are you ditching slack? The phishing is out of control!
George.WeTrust We have been testing with Rocket Chat internally, and are currently working towards migration. We will have more information on the timing, next week, but we want this to be as soon as possible, in the balance of our product development focus.
CowMooFlage Can't wait to check out the new home.
Jcga That a pity, Slack is nice compared to the others. I do believe the myetherw... phishing mail notification have decreased, they "collect" nothing. Slack is beautifull with cool features that others dont. Anyway security is super important and with time we will get used to the new place :slightly_smiling_face:
CowMooFlage @jcga Slack is a decent platform but it lacks certain control features and flexibility that others have (e.g. the moderation tools were not made to support thousands of users).
Jcga Yes sure I understand the priorities.
BalengiVision I definitely see US college students being a great test group!
Patrick.WeTrust Yes! There are lots of community college, Stanford, Berkeley... all within 20-30 miles of our office.
BalengiVision Exactly. Remember, facebook started off with colleges...now look at it. Once they all graduated, they took the idea with them and BOOM!
CowMooFlage Plus, didn't you go there yourself @patrick.wetrust? You could have a professor introduce it to students even? They might be open to it as you're an ex-grad?
Patrick.WeTrust Yes, I went to UC Berkeley and @george.wetrust was at Stanford. @U2M8H6DUJ also went to Berkeley and @shinelay to Davis. Definitely will be rekindling some old connections with my old professors :)
CowMooFlage @patrick.wetrust It's always nice to come back with something to show off! :>
Dgut @BalengiVision absolutely ... there is no reason for this to be immigrant-communities only. WeTrust can become a lot stronger if adopted by those groups (students) ...
Kimutai @BalengiVision . Good idea In fact @patrick.wetrust . Students will show us all the flaws and a good number of unheard of issues. All their diversity of ideas is an untapped Gold mine.
CowMooFlage Students can be very bold and open about expressing their opinions. Might be a fun brain storm session.
Patrick.WeTrust As long as there is a good mix of supply and demand for credit - there is a potential opportunity there. An idea we have been bouncing around... if we could somehow match students (seeking credit) with alumni (that have the wherewithal to contribute to a loan), we could have a large user group here!
BalengiVision Interesting concept
Patrick.WeTrust yes, it is :slightly_smiling_face:
damo I like this. Another connect for Westerners is in auction ROSCAs where they intentionally take the money last as a way to earn a modest return providing capital to the developing world. I'll definitely be doing this.
Thanks to everyone for participating in this week's AMA.
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Monday Mornings with Akiyama64, Issue 20

This week featured some high tensions, the first Sunday Session, and the way overused CivDisease.
Nothing dramatic happened for me. I dug for the Hexagon, logged trees, and made a building. Oh, but editing the broadcast took a while since many periods had to be cut off the recording. Also, building even small structures can eat up your stone reserves, so make sure you have a lot of that good stuff before you begin (also, schematics are awesome).

Fellowship and Grundeswald

Correction on yesterday's Sunday Session's news: Oreo and Nico are not the leaders of the NEA.
One explanation of the situation from mrgerbic, many more are in the thread as well. Also, mrgerbic reddits in his car.
Remember, the citizens are still really nice. However, the quick change from peace to near war feels unreal.
IMF_Insider failed to role play as a Snowden. However, there was an earlier post that sort of felt more convincing.
The official UIA statement on NEA v. Grundeswald is good at ending the conflict for now.
Oreo's thread after he learned of the legendary leak.
Whatever happens, we know that there was snitching of Grundeswald.
Late to the party post from NL.
Also, Grundeswald is united since their civil war ended.

Clone and CIC

The building of the monster. Also, it sucked to dig, but I felt glad to help Clone. He has to compete with this one though.
Epic subreddit pvp and anger downvoted this 200d bounty thread on Clone. Resolution: Rail will be moved despite Clone's mistake, and bounty is removed.
It's great to admit mistakes.
Make humor for rail drama.

CivDisease

Started around last week on Monday with a link sent by Eldoorn to me, and then... it filled up an entire page of the subreddit.
This guy was ahead of the crowd by many hours.
Mokuno took down ServerError's Hexagon plot in the meantime.

EULA Lashes Out

There are four threads in /minecraft for people to read about this issue:
The Megathread that is stickied.
Defending Erik.
Strong and Firm with Reservations About How Far to Go.
Diamonds for Bitcoins.
For how it will affect CivCraft, we ponder that thanks to Josh. TeaJizzle's comment at the top is pretty relevant.
Anyway, be ready for more DDOS attacks. After all, “Mojang's new EULA will prevent ALL Minecraft servers!”

General Notables

I didn't get added to CivRadio but the crew has Sunday Sessions now. I loved recording that with Siksta, Sarin, Dovah, and Havok245.
Major drama of 300+ comments: Death threats and admins.
Praise ttk2.
Backstabd notes that gold < diamond with an analogy.
Natural Disasters instead of a map reset?
Someone adopt SamuelStringman. After all, he is on his way to become successful like roqlord. Four tips for success. Further advice regarding chickens and grave confusion.
Also, you're not that likely to be pearled, or are you? Just don't use an x-ray client due to risks.
Have Mumble Anxiety?
Meanwhile, SnitchCensor improves.
Also, check out GeoSharer, a way to share the map of CivCraft's surface.
The CivBall family.
Celoxia.
And what the heck is around -4848, 4304? Well, it's not the admin's tower.
Players brag about their best builds here.
Players admit their sins before all of CivCraft.
Players confess how they found CivCraft.
Player places bounty on racist account, but posted evidence shows cave mode cheating.
Players post the best copypastas of CivCraft.
Nexus is now Vale.
Haven made a wonderful view of the hobo.
An impossible view of the wait at Carson's rail.
Saraliana Showcase.
The traveler's guide to Carbon.
Watch this guy for travels of CivCraft. And here is his visit to Commonwealth.
Plus Plus Activity Thread. As for the CAI, Jakebob told people that some people flooded the survey and made it worthless.
Bees enslaving Siksta wasn't much of anything, really. Also, Siksta has an alt.
The HCF relation with this scyfy plot is something though.
Who are the raiders atm?
This reality show will not be as interesting as CivCraft. After all, three acres.
Also, this offer to arbitrate for The_BadAsh is serious, but it likely won't work.
Legitimate advertising woes and suggestions.
Siksta advertises on secret forum.
WildWeazel's ads to many places. A source for inspiration to advertise anywhere.
This is not a serious ad, is it?
Rainmark Radio is describing the building of a city. It seems that them and Commonwealth don't get along.
The fastest method of travel does not use slime blocks.
Also, rails on CivCraft are not as nice looking as these wonderful constructs.
NDZHL encounters a match ending in a fight.
How did the Spleef go?

Simple Ads

Builder wanted for 32x32 plot, have D. Currently worked on by Siksta.
Sagan Acres: Farmers wanted.
Hexagon Shop Chest List
Watch /NDZHL for more matches and exciting gatherings.

People to Thank

Dovah, Sarin, Siksta, and Havok245 for recording the first broadcast of Sunday Sessions. We are not sure what to do this week, but we hope to improve your experience.
Clone for admitting his mistake.
UnknownOreo for Fellowship factory access.
Taargus for a trade with logs and emeralds.
DryPixel, DeceitfulFig, and OzzyVargas for helping dig out the expansion of the Hexagon.
Whistleblower for raising attention about hockey issues (Grundeswald being rejected entry).
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Moolah $550 crypto ATM accepting BTC, DOGE, LTC - scam or legit product?

TLTR;

Back in January an anonymous reddit user posting under less than 2 weeks old account starts accepting preorders for his cryptocurrency ATM units.
As the user is anonymous without any previous history of selling and delivering any products some redditors question his offering. There are concerns raised pointing at the possibility of it being simply another scam.
To address the concerns user moolah_ makes the following promises:
When promoting his business and taking money from investors moolah_ states many times that the ATM development is on track, that there are no problems etc. On more than one occasion he actually states that ATMs are packed and ready to ship

The REAL status as per today June 10th 2014

Promise Status
videos of working units to be posted in January 2014 NOT DONE
videos of working units possibly with his face to be posted in January 2014 NOT DONE
units shipped by 28 of March 2014 NOT DONE
open source the code NOT DONE

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

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FULL POST

ATM announcement

The first post about moolah ATMs appears in dogecoin subreddit in January 2014. The dogecoin community which is still very young today back then is in its infancy. A person posting under user name moolah_ offers preorders for ATMs that would allow simple purchasing of dogecoins, bitcoins and litecoins.

Excitement

As it is the first ever ATM that promises simple purchasing of DOGE the dogecoin community is very excited. The fact that the ATMs are offered at a very attractive price of 550 USD per unit fuels the excitement even more.
According to moolah own post from the time of announcement the response is so overwhelming that they decide to up the number of units from 30 to 50
Since we first announced our multi-currency cryptocoin ATM machine yesterday , we have received an overwhelming level of support in response... Initially, we were building 30 prototypes to start, with a shipping deadline of March 28th. We are sticking to this shipping deadline, but are following on from the level of demand we have received, will be upping the prototype count to 50.
  • Total investment: 550USD x 50 units = 27,500 USD.

Concerns

The moolah_ account was created on January the 2nd 2014, the post appears on January 14th.
At the time of posting:
  • moolah_ account is less than 2 weeks old,
  • moolah_ is a completely anonymous user,
  • moolah_ has no history of selling and delivering any previous products.
Obviously those facts raise some red flags for more cautious users. The concerns are expressed questioning the offering. The users who previously witnessed many scams in cryptocurrency world warn the more trusting ones to be careful and demand some information that could verify if the offering is legit.

Promisses

In response to some of the concerns and questions moolah_ makes a number of promises.
He promises:
  • to post a video of working unit within 2 weeks from the date of the post (January)
  • to open source the code well in advance of the release date in order to assure buyers that the code is not malicious
  • to ship all 50 of the prototype units by the deadline of 28 March 2014
Quotes of moolah_ comments from Jan 18th 2014
  • The first units start shipping in a few weeks
  • A member of the team (probably me) will appear in the next promo video
  • We'll send a working ATM to the people who have ordered them, and demonstrate it working well in advance of that.
  • I will have a prototype sent to one of the founders funded by myself personally
  • Our way of building trust was simply going to be to continue running a reliable platform, and ship our physical products when we say we will.
  • In order to further build trust, we will be open sourcing the software portion of the devices ahead of schedule (within a week) for people to analyze.

Raising more BTC

Moolah starts becoming more and more popular on dogecoin subreddit, with his main offering being online multi-cryptocurrency wallet.
In late January he opens an investment round for his business: round 1 PIE where he offers 15% stake in profits of his business in exchange for 250 BTC. In this round he is accepting investments as small as 0.1 BTC and 50k DOGE.
During the week leading to first dogecoin halving moolah_ promotes “Moolah week of awesomeness”. During this campaign each day he announces development and delivery of multiple dogeoin focused products. The community is excited and the investors money pouring in. One of the announcements mentioned during week of awesomeness is again crypto ATM.

ATM deadline approaching

The 28 of March deadline of delivery of ATM is approaching. There is no sign of the ATMs:
  • no videos,
  • no specification,
  • no demos,
  • no source code published.
ATMs are mentioned moolah posts wherehe is listing products he developed or is working on. On some occasions he mentions ATM units being boxed and ready to ship

Quotes from moolah.io blog

  • The first prototype unit works amazingly, and we’ll be putting up videos as soon as we finalize an enclosure for it (Jan 26 2014)
  • Our enclosure is en route, you’ll be seeing a video in the very near future and we’ll be shipping the first couple of units! (Feb 5 2014)
  • ATM Units, They’re ready to go. Big blog post coming shortly. (Mar 6 2014)
  • On the physical product side of things, the first of our ATM units are ready to ship. There’s a couple boxed up and they’ll be going out to a few lucky people. We’ll be continuing to ship these on a regular basis. (Mar 17 2014)

Challenge: Ponzi-scheme question

On 26 of March, 2 days prior to the shipping deadline a post appears on dogecoin subreddit calling on moolah to fulfill his promises:
I have only one kind requests to /usemoolah_
  • Please post the video of the working prototype of Moolah ATM ideally with your face in it. It does not need to be professional, phone video will be just fine. A simple demonstration of how the unit works.
OP is hopeful that the promised videos would be demonstrated but also expresses serious concerns that the business run by the person behind moolah_ could be malicious in nature and may have many features of a ponzi-scheme.
My worst fear:
We will be told the the ATM failed testing / got damaged in shipping / were stolen by competition you know the drill, and will never be released. Now the interesting part of that worst case scenario: the original investors will be refunded their investment perhaps with generous interest (guess the source of the fund towards it) and the ponzi scheme life goes on...
In response to this post moolah_ once again makes the promise to post a video of working ATMs moolah_ states the following:
  • I will happily post a video of a working unit in the next day or two.

ATM problems and refunds

Over 2 months have passed since the ATM shipping deadline - still no signs of video, photos, demos, source code, even the exact specs remain unknown. That is 11 months since according to moolah they started working on this product.
On June 8, one of the original investors finally requests an update on delivery of the ATM supporting the request by a copy of his correspondence with moolah_.
On June 9, moolah in his bog post offers an apology and one of 2 options
  • A full refund, plus an extra $100 as compensation.
  • The device, plus a $100 refund.
The investor is satisfied with the offer and updates his original post.

ATM Status as per today 10th of June 2014

  • no videos,
  • no exact specification,
  • no demos,
  • no source code published.

CRITICAL QUESTIONS:

  • Is the product offered by moolah_; crypto currency ATM legit or is it a scam ?
  • Also as the other major services offered by the businesses run by moolah_ are build around the concept of trust; can the businesses run by moolah_ be truly TRUSTED?

IMPORTANT

For those who say “You did not order ATM so it is none of your business and you have no right to ask questions
  • We DO HAVE all the rights to asks questions. The main services provided by moolah_ - the online wallet and exchange are heavily relying on the concept of TRUST. The TRUST users put in the people running the services. Those people, namely moolah_ hold the KEY which could potentially be used to empty the wallet and the exchange at any time.
  • All we are doing is trying to VERIFY HOW TRUSTWORTHY and HOW ACCOUNTABLE the person behind moolah_ is.
  • This is done by looking at their product history. The development of ATM units IS the history of moolah_, which they should be accounted for.
    • They took money from people in exchange for the promise of developing a product.
    • That product happens to be in their own words: “The Moolah ATM was the first product that we envisioned, and was the reason for us founding Moolah.”.
    • They also claim they had worked on this product 6 months prior to offering the pre-orders in January.
  • despite the fact that they have never demonstrated their first promised product, they kept taking money from investors under their PIE 1,2,3 schemes (officially 750 BTC which is currently worth close to half a million USD)
  • took investments for ASICs farms; moofarm 1 and moofarm 2
  • the business run by moolah_ accepts wide range of cryptos BTC, LTC, DOGE, VRT and many more. If it turns out not to be legit any person holding these currencies will be affected.

Why post on bitcoin?

  • Asking for honest opinions
to be continued...
Edit
removed link after user request
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Crypto Musings on Our First Birthday

Crypto Musings on Our First Birthday
as fast as I an type . . .
I have been studying cryptos seven days a week for almost a year. One of our members has been mining for 52 months. We are busy with development, but my primary interest is political theory and psychology. For me, the most interesting thing about it all is not the money, but the theory!
There are plenty of players who've been around longer; but with respect, most are not oriented to analysing cryptos as a phenomenon.
Here are some random observations:

It's still early early days. Time is fore-shortened amazingly. We are still laughing at ourselves because we thought in May 2013 that it was all over! The 52-months miner recalls when there were only 5 coins in existence.

Get comfortable with being wrong. Chaos theory explains how 'unstable' an 'equation' is in accordance with the number of uncertain variables in that equation. The Crypto Equation is full of uncertain variables. We have seen our best estimations laid in the dust by developments.

For example, I guessed that 'the Mazacoin thing' would happen. But we sure didn't guess that weeks later six coins in the top forty would be 'nationals'; and then that just weeks later they would already mostly be where Greece Coin is this morning.
You can have a stab at trends (like 'nationals'); but estimations of their careers is almost impossible. So, be 'overtly theoretical.' Think big as a company policy.
(For example, IndiaMikeZulu has an in-house physical alternative currency backed 50/50 by silver bullion and Litecoin.)
Almost every utterly loony idea that we have touched upon has turned up in some coin or other.

Develop alliances with people you truly trust. There is far far far far too much data in this game for any one person to hold their own. My business partner holds all our coin, and does all our trading and tech stuff. I do all the development work -- all day on the phone. Our miner mines what we ask him to, and sends us a bill.

Know who you are!!

The crypto world has far far more than the average of lying scuzbag bastards. And the generally weak social skills of Net people exacerbate this problem: high volumes of low-quality 'info' in threads that get left behind by people who have charged off to The Next Big Social Media Instrument.
The crypto-sphere is under the sway of irrationalists and scammers and whales and pump-n-dumpers; and if you are oriented to cryptos as being 'transactional' rather than speculative, you had best consider this problem at length.

Once upon a time, Bitcoin was God, holding well over 90% of total crypto market-cap. Then coins began to sprout like mushrooms. Late last year, I was fascinated to note that Bitcoin's share of total cap had dropped to 75%.

Now grab a calculator. Bitcoin-plus-Top-Four holds well over 90% of cap today. Crypto money has 'backed up against' the Bitcoin pole. Money will surge back into altcoins when Bitcoin surges again; but big picture? When a tadpole becomes a frog, the head gets bigger . . . and the tail drops off!
I recall a day last December when six coins debuted on coinmarketcap in one day. About then, I wrongly predicted that the end of the altcoin proliferation must be imminent. We had Tittiecoin and Potcoin and other such lightweights falling like rain.
Yes, I was horribly wrong -- or was I?

Ten months ago, there existed a 'level' on which new coins existed for sometimes months before they got a listing on Cryptsy, then on coinmarketcap.

That is, a coin was created; then its development began; it struggled for months to get a listing on a small exchange -- there were so few exchanges!! -- then WHAM!! -- debut on Cryptsy/coinmarketcap.
But the proliferation of exchanges has changed that. Many new coins sort of 'dribble' onto the scene, with a listing on two exchanges on Day One . . . but no volume or price. Or ethics. Or community. Or development-plan.
Shun these coins!! They embarass us all -- but do so civilly. Our historians will see us -- quite rightly -- as overwrought characters shouting rude words in size-400 fire-engine-red letters upon all too little provocation.
The earlier reality pressured coin-creators into making coins that would survive that period on that 'level'; but now coins of no quality at all can be launched because that constraint is no more. Scam coins were more likely to be run to ground in the earlier model -- although now people are much better able to recognise Dross Coin for what it is.

The whales remain The Biggest Problem. It may be that they are an aspect of the nature of it all -- but that's not the same as not working hard to constrain them. Don't forget that whales can wait for years, then reap immense profit.

Those with political backgrounds outside cryptos understand this phenomenon. It is the 'trusts' of the U.S. in the 1930's. It's the oligopolies of the present global banking-system.
Over time, I suspect that a movement will produce coins aimed at taming this problem (I have one theorised, ready to go today, in the closet.).
Think of it this way, if such a reality of 'insider trading' existed in the Real World, libertarians would be squealing like pigs about it.
In short, many cryptos are now 'de facto centralised.'

There is a need for more 'people-ness' in the crypto movement. We used to joke in the Regular Army about the Mythical Foo Foo Bird, which flies around in ever smaller circles until it disappears up its own arsehole. Speaking as an outsider to the Net -- 'on' it but not of it, so to speak -- I note how truly fantastically divorced from normal human society many of the denizens and development tactics are. XXX sites and drug-selling sites and computer-equipment sites are not the be all and end all of crypto use -- it's the foo-foo bird. It's time to take cryptos to the streets.

The citizens of the western world are nearing some sort of social implosion:

peak oil, peak soil, peak water, peak people; debt, militarism, 'social incoherence,' climate change (whether it's us or not) -- and did I mention debt?
The Internet isn't goin' away -- but think about whether it is a fact of social affluence? or serving more basic functions?
The libertarian crypto-coiners should be all over this. They stand to gain enormously by positioning cryptos to be central to a post-affluence Net environment.

One clear pattern:

once upon a time, Bitcoin hadn't been discovered. Then it had -- we bought our first Bitcoin for $125; but I spoke to a business person who sold a bunch of cows for 100 BTC @ $45. You can guess which day he cashed out!
The following is clear, and should serve to maintain the spirits of all right-hearted crypto-folk:
if you 'strip out' the 'knocks,' the price of cryptos has gone up. Simple as that!!
Indiamikezulu came onto the stage with wide eyes and a tiny budget and a commitment to the politics. For a while, it all just seemed chaotic (and we traded the chaos. It's amazing how many people don't count fiat currency in their arsenal. Always have some fiat currency ready to buy in when Shit Happens!!).
What sustained us was the steady proliferation of Stuff That You Could Buy with Cryptos. The list, on Our Day One (in Australia) was almost nothing. (and we recall when a third coin became tradeable in fiat!! Wow!!).
Think of (a) places where you can spend cryptos, and (b) more public knowledge of cryptos, and (c) more technology to move cryptos about -- like ATM machines -- as 'the base' of the crypto-phenomenon 'pyramid.' Think of the rise and fall in crypto market-cap (prices) as the 'height' of the pyramid.
Well, the long-term equation is:
governments will 'smack down' cryptos as hard as they dare to, and prices will rise and fall on that basis ('height of the pyramid'); but the primary indicator is the 'width of the base.'
Check today's coindesk.com articles. Bitcoin fuel pumps? La Maison du Bitcoin? Pryptos? Venture Capital flowing in? A year ago, that would have been simply unbelievable. 72 months ago, they'd have put you in a rubber room for sayin' it out loud!

Don't focus on cryptos as 'currencies.' Focus on them as 'currencies/technologies.' It's the technologies that will ultimately facilitate their mainstream acceptance (other than the 'dark' aspects . . . ).

Indiamikezulu -- me -- loves terms. We see Bitcoin as 'Gen-1.' We shouted out 'GEN-2!!' the day we discovered Nxt (and bought 410K). Ripple and Mastercoin (whether they succeed or not . . . ) are Gen-3
But we see Crypto 2.0 as the future.

The other half of this is the irationalism of My Coin. Those who choose to 'stand back from it all' can see this plainly.

In a strictly logical model, everyone would segue from old coins to new coins, and simply dump the old ones -- as we do with cars, music systems, tv's, planes, toasters, and washing machines. But humans get attached to stuff, so there will be a weird interplay between sticking with My Coin, and moving to Better Coin.

This brings us to 'coin disposition.' We work very consciously on the 'Suite-of-Coins Principle.' No one coin is going to 'win.' So, have a cool-headed policy whereby you 'dispose' your holdings in a number of currrencies.

For example, Doge is a great coin. I love Dogecoiners -- but I wouldn't want my superannuation invested in it.
Tiny-cap coins fascinate me (for the libertarian aspects); but you wouldn't use one in a commercial-development project simply because they lack the volume you need to jump from cryptos to fiat.
Coins like Ether might hardly exist at present, but we feel strongly that we can't afford not to hold some.
We took a knock on some of these 'post-Gen-1' coins that we felt that we had to hold; but we came out ahead. Our insight is:
if you break even on 6 out of 10, and lose a packet on 1 out of 10, the last 3 will leave you way way ahead.
So, do think about being a 'crypto-coiner' rather an 'X-coin person.' Change is the only constant.
Finally: Be the Bourse!!
Speaking as a political theorist, I find it strange/entirely predictable that the crypto thing went so fast from the doggedly peer-to-peer nature it had when a pizza cost 10 000 Bitcoin to the centralised model we have now.
Imagine you were in China -- or India or Russia (or Lebanon or Iceland or or or . . . ). By developing a 'diffused' model,' you would have cryptos in use exactly as cryptos would be in use in the libertarian model: the slow-motion 'price discovery' of community exchanges tames volatility. Peer-to-peer trading strengthens community. It helps to shield cryptos from the state.

When you are explaining crypto security to newcomers, be careful to separate the nature of exchanges from the cryptographic security of the currencies in general. Automated exchanges are a luxury not a necessity. They are an instrument of speculation.

Recall that the collapse of Mt Gox had nothing to do with cryptographic currencies. It had to do with a 'superstructure' of shoddy exchange architecture.
(Who noticed that Australia's NAB bank cited Mt Gox as a reason for its position on cryptos -- but wait!! What does Mt. Gox have to do with people who trade fiat-to-crypto for businesses? or just as a hobby? or as development of the technology? Answer: nothing!!)
Thank you for time.
Mark
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I have a wild plan

In light of recent events in my life I've been allowed by fortune and fate to buy my first bitcoins. I've spent a lot of time (researching) and money proportional to my income to invest but it was well worth it not for the pure sake of investment but for the sake of knowing. Knowledge, as I'm sure many of you are aware, is power. Sadly for me I began feeling awful at all the schemes I began to concoct and bitter realities I face when confronted with multiplying returns. I saw myself say "just one more trade for profit and I'll donate," but I didn't trade right away and I saw myself uncheck the solar panel from my online amazon cart just to secure that toy I always wanted. I reverted back to my childhood selfish ways of hoarding Legos my friends would trust me to play with. I learned a hard lesson as a child. Hiding from your friends what they lent you is a sure fire way to lose a friend and a better way to lose anybody worth playing Legos with. After my most recent fortune of finding a disability card with all the disability money I misunderstood to have never been paid I went shopping for groceries and a new bank to help me expand my business plans for biycoin. On my way in I encountered a bell ringer searching for donations to charity. I had no intention of giving anything until I left and only because I had loose change did I drop anything in the bucket.
For 4 long years I have suffered a hell few people can know the full exten of. I've learned hard lessons after 23 years of textbook. At my age of 27 I feel I'm on the berg of a breakthrough.
Peak oil faces soviet and renewable energies are gaining traction, but the transition is slow. Time I fear is our only enemy but more so is the threat of global conflict as a result of poor leadership. We've dodged the bullet for now but I expect oil prices to spike in the next two decades if alternative energies aren't widely available. More portably is the psychological components associated with investig in solar and wind. On a windy night like tonight it may seem the windmills are worth Teiresias weight but pictures of dead birds, windmills ablaze and fallen windmills are enough to dissuade the investors in it. Solar, to most energy engineers is considered a joke. But not to people who cannot always rely on their aging power grids. The most psychologically binding and worthwhile endeavors happen to be those of great feat and ingenuity. The final frontier is a fantastic show when confronted by man and woman of the stars. Going into space is not a necessity but a nerds pastime. No immediate returns come from space exploration except unity psychological ones. I believe however that a more robust space program is necessary to build for tomorrow. The lessons learned in space may give mankind the edge needed to overcome the problems faced on earth. Learning to work together again as opposed to the competitive factions of corporation and nations. Competitions are good, as in competitions to build te best barn or gather the most fruits. To compete to see who an kill the most neighbors or throw the hardest, blunt, damaging strikes to the other are of little value to society. Perhaps only on a psychological one do fights like those in the arena have any actual point. Bread and games pacified the Romans during times of hardship. Better to see another suffer with food in one'a own belly than to suffer hungry and in solitude. This year hundreds of millions of first world citizens will watch the games and still more will demand it up close and vivid. The roads will crack, bridges creak, and rails go rusty but the games will go on.
I ask this of you. To vote with your wallet and make the rift loves while you're sober without absolute power. Put your money where your dreams are and help put good people where they belong. Elect a leader who does know the facts and will follow through. But be damn sure he is not stopped by the same old party. Elect his opponents carefully too an don't take electoral college for an answer. Vote with cash for a very real space program and program to fix the slowly dying infrastructure of roads and energy that are determined to fail if ignored for much longer. Lastly put the good people with starving families in conditions thy can hope to flourish in. The hungry won't remember your charity if it's too late, they will be gone and with them the only labor and services depended upon nu a living society.
Renew renew renew. Energies and leaders alike need to be refreshed. But so to do te instruments of learning. Ingenuity and science make no headway in a pot of stagnating routine. Renewable energy isn't a matter of want or desire but a matter of life and death. Millions of livin things died and formed the most precious compost heaps imaginable so we could drive to work every day. The reserve that our infrastructure depends on are dwindling. Imagine what you will do when the roads are in disrepair and the communities cannot afford to drive to the sites let alone repair them because their equipment costs too mic precious oil to repair and to much precious oil to run. The last secluded tribes will have the last laugh when we o hungry because most people live to far from anything to actually make a living from.
Do we revert back to tribal life now and gain experience livin off the land like our ancestors did? Maybe. Do we use what fortune we have to craft a better tomorrow with alternative technologies? Always. The very real opportunity with biycoin is the freedom allowed. So much freedom leaders are afraid of its potential misuse by the patrons of it. Our founding fathers would share this uneasiness. IF The slaves were suddenly capable of making and spending money as the please. The reality is technology is moving faster than public awareness. I told three people at work about biycoin and they did not know what it was. I had plans to open up a biycoin shop and fleece my neighbors before my conscience got the best of me.
I have one set of goals and some backup plans if they fail. First and foremost, secure the next 200 years for the next generation of people. Second, to right the wrongs abroad and nationally and bring those responsible for their crimes to the justice the deserve. And lastly to pellet a disciplinary program that doesn't neuter prisoners, junkies, and deviants of their ability to recover and rejoin society. A police state will only stem the bleeding but a state allowed to self govern and self sustain will be more viable and productive between states than one condemned to tyranny. Transparency in power is key. If the powerful aren't transparent how can the be trusted? Arbiters, as I'm sure you are all familiar, are they key. Disinterested parties that gain nothing from helping or hurting one party or the other. A third party has never seen real life in the American government but I propose, guided by my outlined goals already mentioned, that a third party paid for by bitcoin and untouched by the fed ca. Accomplish what needs to be do e for the good of humanity. I'd like to form a slaves republic made by the slaves for the slaves and owners. A party that seeks the honest and most utilitarian approaches to handling tomorrow's problems by using tomorrow's approaches. Too long have we be riding the dying mastodon of status quo. It's time to find our legs beneath us and run!
If you'd like to contact me personally I respond to [email protected] I have .83 bitcoin and 4530 us to my name. Implementing my goals will cost a lot and require a paid party. I'll take applications for membership on a person by person basis. If you'd like to contribute please contact me and I'll do my best to make things like high speed rail a thing of the near future and hunger a thing of the dieting only.
Together we can build something with Legos instead of keeping everything we find. Synthesis of mind and resource is the real form of profit.
Thanks for caring.
Applications for campaign map cartographer and grassroots awareness area top priorities. After that editors and writers plus ad campaigners for radio and television projects. I'm not going to bother editing my draft. People make mistakes, and people watching can see past them if both individuals are clever. I'm open to suggestion as to what the first baby steps will be. I believe teleconferencing and hard research needs to be done if there is any real chance to gain traction needed before the next 3 elections (the window within which policy change may alter the outcome for the next few centuries for the better). I'm also not a fool. While optimistic, I do expect setbacks. Shit happens. I need backup planning and coup for getting people back their money of things fail.
-Andrew T. Mclennan (ATM) Bitcoin shareholder 13-present UC Davis 09 De La Salle 04 Bitcoin account https://blockchain.info/address/1HerzSM9E7SyEpAj7QeLpRZ8SLkx9Uy7G9 In an effort to remain transparent I ask you submit evidence of any contribution in the comments section so everybody can see how muh and when you donated.keepig a running total of all treasury will keep people in the know. If this grows enough a treasurer will be needed. alpha centuari is the limit!
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Subreddit Stats: Bitcoin top posts from 2017-01-09 to 2017-02-08 00:18 PDT

Period: 29.84 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 46557
Rate (per day) 33.48 1507.53
Unique Redditors 653 6643
Combined Score 110856 177455

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 3932 points, 2 submissions: tuqqs
    1. Clearly not mainstream yet (2808 points, 104 comments)
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  2. 3593 points, 19 submissions: helmsk
    1. Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months (2316 points, 151 comments)
    2. Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies (317 points, 102 comments)
    3. Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem (86 points, 4 comments)
    4. Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year (74 points, 3 comments)
    5. Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub (72 points, 49 comments)
    6. UAE Did Not Ban Bitcoin (72 points, 2 comments)
    7. Europe Committed to Tightening Digital Currency Rules by End of 2017 (71 points, 23 comments)
    8. How to Start Your Own Bitcoin ATM Business (67 points, 15 comments)
    9. Coincheck's Growth Reveals Surging Japanese Bitcoin Trade (62 points, 8 comments)
    10. How Trump's Wall and Remittance Tax Could Give Bitcoin a Boost (60 points, 23 comments)
  3. 3177 points, 2 submissions: futureofeverything
    1. "R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's Time to Move On"....funny billboard driving around in Miami (3136 points, 227 comments)
    2. Why Venezuela's Currency Crisis Is A Case Study For Bitcoin (41 points, 1 comment)
  4. 2577 points, 7 submissions: Pizpie
    1. Welcome to Bitcoin, everyone. Don't worry, he'll recover. (1353 points, 155 comments)
    2. Breaking: Huobi & BTCC stopped margin trading, OKc leverage only 1x, finally no more fake BTC generated by exchange (485 points, 160 comments)
    3. Breaking: Bitcoin exchange Coinbase receives New York BitLicense (242 points, 55 comments)
    4. Canada Goose is thinking about accepting Bitcoin - Let them know what you think! (191 points, 49 comments)
    5. Confirmed: Huobi reactivates margin trading, with a limit of 100k CNY instead of 10 million CNY. (160 points, 79 comments)
    6. BREAKING: Huobi official announcement: We are considering charging trading fees. (80 points, 25 comments)
    7. Breaking: PBOC strikes again - Lending disabled on BTCC (66 points, 70 comments)
  5. 1941 points, 1 submission: bahatassafus
    1. Internet Archive: $3000 donated anonymously to the @internetarchive in bitcoin just now. Made our day! Thank you! (1941 points, 31 comments)
  6. 1338 points, 1 submission: kynek99
    1. Deutsche Bank - More than $10 billion in transactions never appeared on the books. That's why banksters don't want to use public blockchains. (1338 points, 96 comments)
  7. 1294 points, 1 submission: umbawumpa
    1. Julian Assange just used the current block hash as proof-of-not-prerecorded-interview in his AMA (1294 points, 182 comments)
  8. 1272 points, 2 submissions: Butt_Cheek_Spreader
    1. When you ride the bitcoin rally (1189 points, 204 comments)
    2. OKcoin and Huobi provided margin trading that violated rules resulting in abnormal price and fluctuations. (83 points, 28 comments)
  9. 1258 points, 4 submissions: dan_from_san_diego
    1. I started mining bitcoin in the desert. Here's some of what I have learned. (516 points, 575 comments)
    2. Chase is closing my account due to bitcoin purchases. Nice. (478 points, 410 comments)
    3. Here are some pictures of the solar greenhouse in the desert I am using to mine bitcoin. (140 points, 303 comments)
    4. Man... Brian Kelly from CNBC really fell hard for bitcoin. I like that! (124 points, 27 comments)
  10. 1250 points, 10 submissions: PoCaMiQu
    1. Can we fucking acknowledge that the Chinese Government just legitimized bitcoin? (604 points, 154 comments)
    2. WTF Huffington Post <---Fake News: "Bitcoin Plummets On Yuan Reversal" (218 points, 71 comments)
    3. This is what I like to see when checking daily's finances. (122 points, 22 comments)
    4. Beautiful balance (71 points, 13 comments)
    5. Reminder: Bitcoin's immutability is not only not a bug, but its main feature. Scalability comes secondary to it. (44 points, 20 comments)
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    10. It seems all those FUD mongers were wrong when they predicted the price would crash without China's "liquidity" (32 points, 13 comments)
  11. 1155 points, 16 submissions: eragmus
    1. Ben Davenport (BitGo CTO): "Centralization of mining has led to some miners thinking they're in charge of Bitcoin. They forgot where Bitcoin's value comes from." (169 points, 112 comments)
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    3. Hernz: "Did you know you can get paid to help spread misinformation? -birds dot bitcoin dot com-" (hosted by Roger Ver) (106 points, 38 comments)
    4. The Passion of 'Bitcoin Jesus': How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing (101 points, 52 comments)
    5. Jonas Nick: "MimbleWimble blockchain (non-interactive coinjoin + pruning) may be able to support Lightning" / ref: Andrew Poelstra @ lists.launchpad.net/mimblewimble/msg00022.html (96 points, 19 comments)
    6. Bitcoin Core - IRC Meeting Summary (January 19, 2016) (83 points, 16 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Core - IRC Meeting Summary (January 12, 2016) (68 points, 7 comments)
    8. WhalePanda: "Analyzed @rogerkver's 'Cry Wolf' tactic on censorship on /bitcoin." (59 points, 16 comments)
    9. Inside MAST: The Little-Known Plan to Advance Bitcoin Smart Contracts (52 points, 8 comments)
    10. Bitcoin Core - IRC Meeting Summary (January 5, 2016) (51 points, 2 comments)
  12. 1155 points, 14 submissions: castom
    1. Russian Authorities: Bitcoin Poses No Threat, Won’t Be Banned (575 points, 80 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Goes to Washington - Trump May Hire More Digital Currency Leaders (86 points, 50 comments)
    3. With Another $30 Million Investment, BitFury becomes the Highest-funded Bitcoin Company (80 points, 3 comments)
    4. Nigeria's Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown (64 points, 3 comments)
    5. German TV Calls Bitcoin "Digital Gold" (46 points, 3 comments)
    6. A Town in Illinois Just Announced It's Holding a Bitcoin Sale (46 points, 9 comments)
    7. Coinbase CEO: IRS Battle Could Cost Startup $1 Million (43 points, 15 comments)
    8. Xapo Now Licensed to Operate from Switzerland (39 points, 2 comments)
    9. Bitcoin Payments Startup BitPesa Raises $2.5 Million (32 points, 0 comments)
    10. Lawsuit Accuses Bitcoin ATM Owner of Smashing Competing Machines With Hammers (31 points, 18 comments)
  13. 1140 points, 4 submissions: bdd4
    1. sigh (859 points, 189 comments)
    2. As Predicted. 🙄 PBoC (137 points, 86 comments)
    3. Friendly Reminder: Bitcoin is still up 2.6% for the last 30 days (94 points, 8 comments)
    4. Dead Man's Switch for HODLers (50 points, 84 comments)
  14. 1104 points, 3 submissions: Vaultoro
    1. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." can we please stop this culture of bashing or lifting cults of personality and get back to science? (807 points, 143 comments)
    2. The house of Nakamoto in the main shopping strip of Vienna gets massive new bitcoin logo signage 2 stories big, 4 times 4 meters of epic propaganda! (265 points, 32 comments)
    3. I saw a post here that little snitch takes bitcoin. I just purchased a copy! Great little app and well worth 30 bucks. (32 points, 9 comments)
  15. 1088 points, 3 submissions: Carlscrazyidea
    1. You can now buy Bitcoin from any 7-11 in the Philippines! (1021 points, 136 comments)
    2. What is my impact as a Bitcoin holder? (41 points, 45 comments)
    3. I am a Hodling noob who still has a lot of Hodling work to do! (26 points, 30 comments)
  16. 1060 points, 7 submissions: Bitcohen
    1. Mercedes Buys Bitcoin Service Provider in 'Digitization Strategy' (518 points, 70 comments)
    2. Mercedes-Benz cars are now being sold for Bitcoin in Venezuela (348 points, 68 comments)
    3. Dutch Pirate Party pays 11,250 Euro deposit in Bitcoin to Electoral Council (68 points, 9 comments)
    4. Amir Taaki & Cody Wilson's Bitcoin support described by film critic as “defense of criminality” at Sundance Film Festival 2017 (44 points, 13 comments)
    5. Russia's Kaliningrad May Trial 'Legal' Bitcoin, Launch Exchange (31 points, 2 comments)
    6. Bitcurex Owner 'Disappears' After Failing to Return 2,300 BTC (26 points, 2 comments)
    7. Liverpool Launches Own Digital Currency Based on Bitcoin's Blockchain Tech - Attracts 3,000 Users in First Month (25 points, 1 comment)
  17. 1009 points, 1 submission: worstkeptsecrets
    1. Bitcoin on NewEgg. 3rd option! Ahead of Credit Card and PayPal! #ITSHAPPENING (1009 points, 92 comments)
  18. 975 points, 1 submission: SooieSide
    1. You can't get to the moon on a roller coaster. (975 points, 73 comments)
  19. 941 points, 4 submissions: Logical007
    1. UPDATE: Nearly all of Circle's 5 Star Ratings have disappeared today for their latest version (Jan 5th). A stark difference to what we saw earlier, looks like action was taken. (633 points, 177 comments)
    2. Bloomberg: Wyre CEO: "Bitcoin is a good investment for everyone." (VIDEO (188 points, 13 comments)
    3. Bitcoin isn't 'real money'. Google, you need to work on your search results. (85 points, 38 comments)
    4. Coinbase, please fix your merchant invoices on iOS 10. They haven't worked properly for months (while BitPay's work perfectly). Details and screenshot inside. (35 points, 5 comments)
  20. 896 points, 1 submission: amendment64
    1. Just paid 23 cents on a $3.74 transaction. When does it end? $1.00 per transaction? $2? $5? I don't wanna stop using this peer to peer currency, but I'm fast being priced out of it. (896 points, 1017 comments)
  21. 884 points, 2 submissions: theswapman
    1. Bitcoiner interrupts Shia LaBeouf's "He Will Not Divide Us" stream with chant that Bitcoin Will Unite Us! (456 points, 204 comments)
    2. PSA: Xapo will freeze your bitcoin and demand documents AFTER you have deposited (428 points, 101 comments)
  22. 820 points, 3 submissions: MorrisMustang
    1. South Florida Distillers uses heat from bitcoin mining to accelerate rum barrel aging! (709 points, 66 comments)
    2. "See, bitcoin is down 9.75% over the past month...I told you it crashed..." says my wife (72 points, 64 comments)
    3. EthereRum by South Florida Distillers, the worlds first rum distilled from mining heat. Stayed tuned for more details. (39 points, 21 comments)
  23. 799 points, 5 submissions: finalhedge
    1. Patrick Byrne (Overstock CEO) on Fox Business Channel today (288 points, 57 comments)
    2. "Sent my first instant bitcoin LN payment to a random irc user on testnet. Second-layer tech for the win!" | Justin Camarena on Twitter (250 points, 64 comments)
    3. Balaji Srinivasan (21 CEO) just deleted his whole tweet history. Heading to the FDA? (137 points, 69 comments)
    4. BARRY SILBERT'S BITCOIN INVESTMENT TRUST FILES FOR IPO (99 points, 10 comments)
    5. Bloomberg: 'Blockchain' Fans Will Have A Rude Awakening In 2017 (25 points, 2 comments)
  24. 798 points, 9 submissions: FluxSeer
    1. Gemini Introduces Zero-Confirmation Bitcoin Deposits (205 points, 69 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Mining Distribution 2012 vs. 2017 (146 points, 69 comments)
    3. When someone says Bitcoin is a ponzi/scam/etc... Send them this link. (131 points, 24 comments)
    4. Developer Release for OpenBazaar 2.0 (123 points, 45 comments)
    5. Federal Reserve Staffer Fined for Mining Bitcoins at Work (62 points, 4 comments)
    6. A Future Led by Bitcoin Unlimited is a Centralized Future (56 points, 38 comments)
    7. Blockstream joins Digital Garage to jointly develop next-generation financial technology (33 points, 15 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Matrix Wallpaper (1920x1080) (23 points, 6 comments)
    9. The ECB Explains Why Central Banks Can't Go Bankrupt (19 points, 7 comments)
  25. 796 points, 1 submission: kidblondie
    1. [AMA] I'm the woman who got pepper sprayed wearing the "Make Bitcoin Great Again" hat. (796 points, 938 comments)
  26. 709 points, 1 submission: silver_89
    1. Liftoff (709 points, 282 comments)
  27. 697 points, 2 submissions: Tfoe1399
    1. Huge shoutout to BTC.com for giving me back my money (666 points, 91 comments)
    2. So this just happened (31 points, 101 comments)
  28. 691 points, 3 submissions: jholmes91
    1. Antonopoulos Supports SegWit, Opens Doors For Lightning and TumbleBit (315 points, 112 comments)
    2. Donald Trump is Considering a Bitcoin Entrepreneur to Lead the FDA (220 points, 137 comments)
    3. Japanese Internet Giant GMO Announces Entrance to Bitcoin Wallet Market (156 points, 14 comments)
  29. 688 points, 2 submissions: belcher_
    1. bitcoin.com loses 13.2BTC trying to fork the network: Untested and buggy BU creates an oversized block, Many BU node banned, the HF fails (543 points, 428 comments)
    2. Segwit talk by Pieter Wuille. 25 minutes talk time (145 points, 21 comments)
  30. 673 points, 9 submissions: Lite_Coin_Guy
    1. Litecoin Moves to Adopt Bitcoin's SegWit Scaling Upgrade (155 points, 86 comments)
    2. If Bitcoin ETF approval ignites speculative rush, doesn't that prove intense latent demand, blocked only by the SEC? (120 points, 22 comments)
    3. Big miners are free to create their Unlimited coin, but if they try to kill Bitcoin it will resist censorship and route around it. (108 points, 103 comments)
    4. What is money? (93 points, 56 comments)
    5. Charlie Shrems next jail time? (50 points, 15 comments)
    6. In 1996 they said the Internet was in need of a "killer app". In 2016, they said #Bitcoin needed a "killer app", too. (39 points, 17 comments)
    7. Introduction to Bitcoin & Blockchains (38 points, 5 comments)
    8. Evaporative Two-Phase Immersion Cooling (Bitfury) (37 points, 6 comments)
    9. Crypto '98 Rump Session- Hal Finney (33 points, 8 comments)
  31. 635 points, 8 submissions: olivercarding
    1. Bitcoin Has Many Fans at Amazon According to Purse CEO Andrew Lee (152 points, 39 comments)
    2. Bitcoin is Closing in On Its Transaction Capacity Limit, For Real This Time (110 points, 155 comments)
    3. The Founder of India-Based Bitcoin Mining Pool GBMiners is Running a Ponzi Scheme (105 points, 50 comments)
    4. How Bitcoin Is Disrupting The Online Gambling Industry (98 points, 74 comments)
    5. Report Estimates There are More Than 10 Million Bitcoin Holders Worldwide (91 points, 54 comments)
    6. Blockchain Announces Expansion in Middle East; Partners with Dubai Government (32 points, 7 comments)
    7. 3 Teams Receive Funding from $1.2 Million Bitcoin Development Grant, More Funds Incoming (27 points, 7 comments)
    8. Digital Garage and Blockstream Collaborate on New Blockchain Solutions for Japanese Market (20 points, 0 comments)
  32. 630 points, 1 submission: classna
    1. FOMO-ing right now (630 points, 85 comments)
  33. 621 points, 7 submissions: _smudger_
    1. Bitcoin: Why It Now Belongs in Every Portfolio (206 points, 33 comments)
    2. Bitcoin ETF may attract $300 million in the first week, says Needham & company (205 points, 103 comments)
    3. It's time to start thinking about denominating Bitcoins in mBTC permanently. Might be the last time to buy some for less than a dollar each! (82 points, 127 comments)
    4. Big China bitcoin exchange says no government pressure on outflows (46 points, 6 comments)
    5. New weekly record in Local Bitcoin volumes plus new highs in Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Venezuela (36 points, 1 comment)
    6. Despite the recent drop the price is hitting new records when averaged over a year (24 points, 10 comments)
    7. Press Release: CD Key retailer CJS CD Keys now Accepting Bitcoin (22 points, 3 comments)
  34. 597 points, 1 submission: arichnad
    1. mac has the new bitcoin Unicode character already! (597 points, 81 comments)
  35. 594 points, 1 submission: drvox1600
    1. Bitcoin just hit $1000 USD! :D (594 points, 147 comments)
  36. 573 points, 4 submissions: bitcoinglobe
    1. Japanese internet giant, GMO, entering bitcoin exchange and wallet markets (451 points, 26 comments)
    2. Abra overview (52 points, 22 comments)
    3. Japan Could See 20,000 Bitcoin Accepting Merchants in 2017 - CryptoCoinsNews (44 points, 5 comments)
    4. Bitcoin is gold with a teleporter (26 points, 2 comments)
  37. 567 points, 9 submissions: PrimeParticle
    1. "Introduction to Bitcoin" - Andreas Antonopoulos (Probably one of the best videos for introducing bitcoin). (131 points, 7 comments)
    2. Venezuela's currency now worth so little shopkeepers weigh vast piles of notes instead of counting them (118 points, 42 comments)
    3. Coins are cheaper in China by $30 to $50 dollars for the first time in a long time, that means... (92 points, 87 comments)
    4. Andreas Antonopoulos - The Death of Money | London Real (57 points, 1 comment)
    5. Abra: Bitcoin To Fiat Withdrawals At Tellers Globally! - 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference (47 points, 14 comments)
    6. Remember that you can use CPFP or RBF to get your transactions confirmed faster. (45 points, 46 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Q&A: The Lightning Network & Rootstock (30 points, 1 comment)
    8. Public Perception of Bitcoin is Slowly Shifting Amid Global Financial Turmoil (25 points, 1 comment)
    9. Bitcoin is shrugging off some big news of out of China (22 points, 1 comment)
  38. 561 points, 1 submission: kevsudos
    1. Bitcoin Hodlers Be Like........ (561 points, 96 comments)
  39. 543 points, 1 submission: turn-down-for-what
    1. $1,000! (543 points, 49 comments)
  40. 539 points, 1 submission: BlahYourHamster
    1. [META] Can we use the Bitcoin Rollercoster Guy as the upvote and downvote arrows? (539 points, 49 comments)
  41. 538 points, 7 submissions: themetalfriend
    1. The real superhero (210 points, 15 comments)
    2. Countries where you can survive on Bitcoin (map) (76 points, 88 comments)
    3. How practical is it to live on Bitcoin: historical progress (gif) (63 points, 40 comments)
    4. Among the countries with the strongest Bitcoin adoption: Slovenia, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland (63 points, 13 comments)
    5. Long-term bitcoiner checking this sub (51 points, 9 comments)
    6. The complete list of the factors that influence the value of Bitcoin (45 points, 29 comments)
    7. Will Bitcoin work on Mars? (30 points, 41 comments)
  42. 521 points, 2 submissions: roasbeef
    1. Announcing the Alpha Release of the Lightning Network Daemon! (427 points, 152 comments)
    2. Setting up and Testing LND with the Testnet Lightning Faucet (94 points, 7 comments)
  43. 506 points, 1 submission: ToTheMoonGuy
    1. Super Bowl Bitcoin Lady (506 points, 37 comments)
  44. 484 points, 1 submission: ssienk117
    1. My new Phone background. Thanks u/SooieSide/ (484 points, 30 comments)
  45. 472 points, 2 submissions: Wingsuit
    1. I think duck duck go should improve their decimal accuracy (386 points, 41 comments)
    2. Bitcoin achieves leetness in Australia (86 points, 12 comments)
  46. 470 points, 1 submission: robertgenito
    1. The REAL good ol' days of bitcoin... (470 points, 103 comments)
  47. 444 points, 1 submission: loserkids
    1. Bitcoin saved my ass in South East Asia (444 points, 115 comments)
  48. 441 points, 1 submission: boyber
    1. LibreTaxi, free and open source UbeLyft alternative to connect passengers and drivers - bitcoin integration on the way! (441 points, 94 comments)

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  3. BashCo (1530 points, 293 comments)
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  5. smartfbrankings (1141 points, 265 comments)
  6. belcher_ (1031 points, 149 comments)
  7. Frogolocalypse (986 points, 322 comments)
  8. dan_from_san_diego (949 points, 554 comments)
  9. Cryptolution (851 points, 226 comments)
  10. Vaultoro (822 points, 100 comments)
  11. thieflar (792 points, 231 comments)
  12. Lite_Coin_Guy (748 points, 219 comments)
  13. Cryptoconomy (728 points, 134 comments)
  14. Coinosphere (723 points, 282 comments)
  15. luke-jr (718 points, 141 comments)
  16. waxwing (707 points, 117 comments)
  17. bitsteiner (658 points, 157 comments)
  18. BitttBurger (646 points, 157 comments)
  19. shesek1 (607 points, 132 comments)
  20. pb1x (595 points, 76 comments)
  21. jratcliff63367 (591 points, 45 comments)
  22. supermari0 (587 points, 131 comments)
  23. bitusher (581 points, 96 comments)
  24. 4n4n4 (576 points, 79 comments)
  25. coinjaf (562 points, 225 comments)
  26. glockbtc (541 points, 168 comments)
  27. 45sbvad (539 points, 102 comments)
  28. killerstorm (536 points, 119 comments)
  29. adam3us (527 points, 66 comments)
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  31. nopara73 (523 points, 120 comments)
  32. phor2zero (499 points, 66 comments)
  33. PrimeParticle (496 points, 108 comments)
  34. sreaka (495 points, 155 comments)
  35. jonny1000 (488 points, 98 comments)
  36. CoinCadence (487 points, 77 comments)
  37. SatoshisCat (480 points, 150 comments)
  38. petertodd (473 points, 24 comments)
  39. spoonfednonsense (472 points, 126 comments)
  40. Hitchslappy (472 points, 102 comments)
  41. albuminvasion (466 points, 84 comments)
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  45. the_bob (443 points, 114 comments)
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  48. exab (430 points, 125 comments)
  49. jimmajamma (422 points, 141 comments)
  50. brg444 (421 points, 69 comments)

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  1. "R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's Time to Move On"....funny billboard driving around in Miami by futureofeverything (3136 points, 227 comments)
  2. Clearly not mainstream yet by tuqqs (2808 points, 104 comments)
  3. Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months by helmsk (2316 points, 151 comments)
  4. Internet Archive: $3000 donated anonymously to the @internetarchive in bitcoin just now. Made our day! Thank you! by bahatassafus (1941 points, 31 comments)
  5. Welcome to Bitcoin, everyone. Don't worry, he'll recover. by Pizpie (1353 points, 155 comments)
  6. Deutsche Bank - More than $10 billion in transactions never appeared on the books. That's why banksters don't want to use public blockchains. by kynek99 (1338 points, 96 comments)
  7. Julian Assange just used the current block hash as proof-of-not-prerecorded-interview in his AMA by umbawumpa (1294 points, 182 comments)
  8. When you ride the bitcoin rally by Butt_Cheek_Spreader (1189 points, 204 comments)
  9. what it'll look like, when it happens by tuqqs (1124 points, 195 comments)
  10. You can now buy Bitcoin from any 7-11 in the Philippines! by Carlscrazyidea (1021 points, 136 comments)

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  2. 340 points: Vaultoro's comment in Just paid 23 cents on a $3.74 transaction. When does it end? $1.00 per transaction? $2? $5? I don't wanna stop using this peer to peer currency, but I'm fast being priced out of it.
  3. 323 points: jamesdpitley's comment in "R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's Time to Move On"....funny billboard driving around in Miami
  4. 290 points: Clutch70's comment in Clearly not mainstream yet
  5. 212 points: BitcoinDreamland's comment in South Florida Distillers uses heat from bitcoin mining to accelerate rum barrel aging!
  6. 206 points: bitpotluck's comment in FOMO-ing right now
  7. 195 points: howardkinsd's comment in Clearly not mainstream yet
  8. 182 points: beloboi's comment in "R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's Time to Move On"....funny billboard driving around in Miami
  9. 181 points: BattleChimp's comment in "R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's Time to Move On"....funny billboard driving around in Miami
  10. 179 points: kidblondie's comment in [AMA] I'm the woman who got pepper sprayed wearing the "Make Bitcoin Great Again" hat.
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