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Why the "Trustee" sold YOUR BTC/BCH now in quiet and on open Markets..?

Dear Creditors! Finita la Commedia with the trustee's claims to act in the best interests of Mt.Gox creditors. RIP.
We need to URGENTLY act collectively on this revelation in a manner that will make SURE creditors interests are upheld in this bankruptcy process and justice is made. As the matters stand now we are drifting in the wrong direction.

Current State

1. Mt.Gox trustee sells 35,841 Bitcoin and 34,008 Bitcoin Cash for a total of 42,988,044,343 JPY (~405,167,934 USD).
This is because the total amount of claims that have been accepted until now is 45,609,593,503 JPY with YOUR bitcoin price fixed by the trustee in 2014 at 50,058.12 JPY (~471 USD). All this because the trustee wanted to be "in compliance with Japanese Bankruptcy Laws." not taking into account the reality of deflationary crypto assets.
After the current sell-of by the trustee, he has a total of 44,952,982,218 JPY in fiat assets almost enough to pay all the accepted claims of creditors by fixed price of 50,058.12 JPY (~471 USD) per BTC.
2. All Bitcoin Cash and other forks that belongs to creditors has just been unilaterally confiscated by the trustee's decision in favor of Mark Karpeles and other Gox shareholders with the following decision on page 12 par. II.3 of latest meeting report:
"It is my understanding that the cryptocurrencies split from BTC of the bankruptcy estate belong to the bankruptcy estate."
Do you see where this is drifting?
3. Moreover, the trustee in the last creditors meeting report on page 12 paragraph II.2 Says:
"I plan to consult with the court and determine further sale of BTC and BCC." https://www.mtgox.com/img/pdf/20180307_report.pdf
With the trustee now playing a role of amateur shady surprise trader on open markets, we are in a worse situation then we have thought. Just FYI, this "trader" have panic sold 18,000 (50%) of all BTC he sold at near bottom prices at around February 5 crashing the market even further. If this is not a blatant market manipulation then this is utter incompetence. See this: https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/971432146656202752
So at the current trajectory the trustee is planning to give ~24,750 user victims of Mt.Gox fiasco ~45 billion JPY (~430 Million USD) and Mark Karpeles with other Gox shareholders the remaining 166,344 Bitcoin with 168,177 Bitcoin Cash with the remaining forks!
Is this justice? Does this scenario suit US? NO!
All this bogus conduct is justified by the trustee "to be in compliance" with existing outdated Japanese bankruptcy laws.
Common sense, justice, moral values, honor or any other value besides what's in the outdated "Japanese bankruptcy law" does not play any role here. These people dragging feet for years while letting Mark Karpeles get away with the biggest scam in crypto history. Remember the "it's only technical" explanations while continuing to accept deposits from his own users while he perfectly well knows that his company is INSOLVENT?
Now it got to the point that this masterpiece Mr. Karpeles claims that because the remaining fiat value of btc left is much higher today then the value of all the btc his company possessed in 2014 it is somehow makes Mt.Gox "solvent". Huh? Didn't he loose more than 75% of all crypto assets he held and this state remains to this day? Yes? Then his company is INSOLVENT! Period.
Any other type of bogus calculation to make a thief rich and proud of himself on the misery of tenth's of thousands of users whose trust he has abused is nothing short of preposterous and should be challenged in the supreme court at the very least!

Proposals

So what can be done? I propose the following:
A. Prepare what ever necessary legal proposal to change the bankruptcy law in Japan to take into account the new reality of deflationary monetary assets/currencies.
The Japanese bankruptcy law as it stands today is one sided, outdated and not reflecting on the reality of existence of appreciating (deflationary) assets like crypto, some stocks, real estate in a growing market.
We need a specific change that when the bankruptcy deals with holding appreciating assets then the initial asset exchange rate to JPY ($483) will be used as an "assessment" price only to determine the Pro-Rata % amount of each creditors portion of the assets at the time of bankrupt entity's collapse.
The "actual" exchange rate will be determined by the assets price at the time of liquidation of those assets for JPY or distribution.
In this case the creditors will receive their rightfully owned percent of the assets in the time of distribution/conversion. This is the only just way to avoid a scenario when a bankrupt insolvent entity suddenly claims to become "solvent" during the process of bankruptcy proceedings because of prematurely determining the exchange rate of the assets before hand.
B. Prepare what ever needed application to Japans supreme court to freeze any distribution to Mt.Gox shareholders until the necessary amendments to the bankruptcy law are passed.
C. Stop the Mt.Gox trustee trader from selling more BTC in a surprise and anonymous manner. Until the final ruling by the supreme court about the belonging of the crypto assets held by the trustee either to Mt.Gox creditors or shareholders is decided. The Mt.Gox Trustee has no right to sell or trade with these assets as he sees fit.
D. Prepare a lawsuit against MtGox/sharehoders for unjust enrichment/conversion and get a preemptive lien/garnishment against the distribution that might go to them. (proposed by jespow).
E. We as Mt.Gox creditors are not organized in due manner to effectively enforce our interests. We need one UNIFIED representative body to act on our behalf in this bankruptcy saga.
I propose we set up for all creditors a voting process through which we will be able to elect "Mt.Gox creditors representative counsel". People we absolutely trust to think and act in accordance with the best interests of the creditors. These people can be big creditors (for example, Josh Jones CEO and Founder of Bitcoin Builder), Other people that are not creditors but have proven themselves over the years to be on the side of the creditors like Jesse Powell jespow the CEO and owner of Kraken, he has done a lot over the years to help us. You can read his proposals on here: https://www.reddit.com/mtgoxinsolvency/comments/7dyr74/re_inquiries_about_mtgox_disbursements_and/
Unless we step up our organizational game it's game over. I think the best and easiest for creditors would be communicating by email:
E1. We have a list of all the creditors from the list of acceptance or rejection for all claimants posted by the Mt.Gox trustee.
E2. We need to get from trustee or build an email list of all the creditors to send them periodic communication like monthly news, voting proposals, status updates, password for forum, etc. All this managed by trusted party like Kraken preferably or with oversight by them with unsubscribe option.
E3. We need more than 50% of the creditors to join this list preferably to claim we have the majority of creditors support in courts. Best for this process to be all inclusive not requiring any mandatory financial contributions because of the fact that many investors got themselves into debt and financial hardships by Gox fiasco. If a creditor that was not active until now, can't help financially but can commit his support by voting or pledging some financial support once the successful distribution of BTC is made then this is a big win.
E4. We probably need a new forum. Best would be to allow only the original email addresses of Mt.Gox creditors to set up accounts there to avoid trolls signing up and ruining or influencing our decision making. Also new accounts could be set up for trusted people after review by the moderator and marked as such. Example: Lawyer, People the creditors hire for different jobs, etc.
All of the above together with monthly or weekly updates can create a positive momentum and keep this issue afloat with a lot of new organizational ideas coming in and helping improve our overall chance as creditors to win this battle for the benefit of all of us and the crypto community!
Please keep your comments and info constructive! Suggest names for possible representative council members, ping users, post ideas, let's get this brainstormed.
Pinging for input:
jespow -- Kraken CEO
andypagonthemove --Coordinating Mtgoxlegal.com
P.S. I apologize for the long post. Thank you for your time & contribution!
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My view for the worst, better, best case scenario

Even with current straight bankruptcy (hasan) trustee can address the court based on finance analysis and cuncil for new evaluations of intangible assets(btc) due to price violity and significant asset value increase after inital btc value evaluation, what if approved, with current straight bankrupty btc+forks must be sold to pay all creditors with updated and new evaluated claims. On another hand, only if CR and plan is approved, these btc and forks can be distributed unexchanged (unliquidated) to the creditors.
All asset whatever tangible or not is liquidated only to the certain point to get liquid asset (funds) to pay all creditors. When that is done, bankruptcy is completed and court/trustee authority stops. Any remaining asset remain as asset what company can use to resume busines or whatever they choose. Ordinary, in bankruptcy liquidation, all asset in full had to be liquidated, because creditors claims are much higher then company assets worth. Its liqidated in full only if asset can't be sold partialy and there is no other assets to be liquidated. However, in MtGox bankruptcy things has changed, untangible asset are now worth much more then total of approved creditors claims and if claims stays with current evaluation, asset will be liquidated only to the funds worth what equal all total approved creditor claims, nothing more! Update: under bankruptcy (hasan) corporation has to be dissolved what after distribution of all creditors has been made and Court bankruptcy termination order , dissolution esentualy cause all remaining asset liquidation and surplus sent to the shareholders - Tibanne and then Mark Karpeles.
Worst case scenario: The Court settle all creditors claim with current evaluated btc (483$) +fiat+interst coverted and paid as JPY where only enough intangible assets (btc) are liquidated (sold) to settle all creditors (what are almost already done), what makes bunkruptcy completed and reamining 165k btc and forks remain as Mtgox intangible asset where they can do whatever they want, liquidate and pay dividends, trade with btc, invest in other projects etc (bankruptcy is over, no obligation or liabilities to MtGox creditors). (Unfortunetly, in my opinion, this will most likely be the case. Read edit at the end of the OP).
Update: under bankruptcy (hasan) corporation has to be dissolved what after distribution of all creditors has been made and Court bankruptcy termination order , dissolution esentualy cause all remaining asset liquidation and surplus sent to the shareholders - Tibanne and then Mark Karpeles.
Better scenario: If some miracle (never) happens the Court accept new btc evaluation, but then these to be paid as JPY, all (or better to say) suficient remaining btc need to be sold(liquidate) to settle new evaluated creditor claims and question is how much liquid asset (funds) creditors would receive due crushing the btc price. Eventual btc+forks surplus(°) what would be quite lower then in worst case scenario, would remain as intangible MtGox asset where corporation can do whatever they want - bankruptcy is completed. (°(eventual btc+forks surplus would depend on new btc price evaluation for creditor claims and difference in new total claimed sum vs. funds JPY what trustee get from actual btc liquidation). Update: corporate dissolution aplies here too, just much less funds to be sent to the shareholders.
Best scenario: (Low probability, read edit at end of the OP) Civil rehabilitation under supervision with approved plan where creditors can claim all remaining btc+ forks unexchanged (not liquidated) + what is already been liquidated.
In this case, if plan is approved we would get 100% our current claim. We need to divide total claimed JPY sum with 50.058JPY (btc 483$) to get how much that is as btc base and on that result add aprox 17% of btc/bcc distributed as btc/bcc. Percentage (17%) might be lower, depend on ther lawsuit and non mtgox users creditor claims. Example of the best case scenario: Current approved claim. Rates to JPY (2014) BTC= 50,058.12 JPY; US$ = 1USD=103.64 JPY Currency US$ balance = 1,200$= approved sum JPY=124,368. Bitcoin balance = 14btc = approved JPY = 700,813.68 124,368+700,813.68 =825,181.68 JPY total of approved creditor claim/ that is sum what creditor receive 100% sum (liquid funds almost available, to be distributed as JPY). 825,181.68/50,058.12=> 16.48 BTC base: 16.48x17%=> 2.80 BTC and 2.80 BCC to return as cryptocurrency. Sumarise: Creditor receive 825,181.68 JPY and 2.80 btc and 2.80 bcc. That would be max return. Same calculation is aplied if creditor had only btc balances, only any currency (fiat) or both currency(fiat) and btc. Both fiat or currency mean: USD, EUR, GBP, JPY etc.
Iam not sure what that actual CR and plan are in the "best case scenario" as I have no details. We actually need sort of "better case scenario" just without required to liquidate remaining btc+forks and to be distributed as intangible asset (btc+forks). Beside, its Trustee duty to look best interest of all creditors, but for bankrupt company as well, what might cause conflict. Its defenetelly hard and complex situation, for all parties.
Questionable is whatever liquidated intangible asset (btc) under bankruptcy (straight or CR) are subjected to the capital gain (not dividend) and approprate income tax what would cause lower(dilution) funds distribution. However, in that case question is how would be regarded our creditor claims i.e. deductable as intangible asset value entry? Capital gain/profit- loss - deductable - expense=> corporate gross income - tax=> net income. So actually, from what I know from accounting practise, paid funds for evaluated claims would be asset (btc) "in value" while liquidated asset "out value" so actual capital gain net from btc are: difference in paid claims minus actal liquidation value! Beside, that "net capital gain" are not actually "net gain" as there are minus from other deductable sums and only when they are substracted make net income before corporate income tax! It maight be discharged, but I doubt it. Only liquidated untangible asset (btc) are regarded as corporation capital gain/profit, its not corporation dividends. Its conflicted situation because MtGox did not bought these btc, nor mined them, nor gifted, nor received as Mtgox investment and they were never corporation assets. Control of btc as intangible assets does not always equal propietorship (if there are contract or mutual agreement), but it will be (are) if not chalanged and Iam not sure on what grounds are we creditors then (unless corporation addmited debt/liability, but then again on what terms and conditions or user agreement these btc have been received?). Regardless, Trustee must have profesional finance advisoaccountant.
Some examples of intangible assets: patents, trademarks, franchises, goodwill, copyrights, Internet domain names, performance events, licensing agreements, service contracts, computer software, blueprints, manuscripts, joint ventures, medical records, permits, and trade secrets and many more. When MtGox were alive, such intangible asset doesn't enter finance balance sheet neither as asset value or liability value. It would if MtGox exchanged them (trade) for his account with buy/sell price. MtGox when alive these btc just had to record in secundary books as btc +/- held analiticaly for each user. Under bankruptcy proceedings, such a intangible assets as bitcoin is very hard to assest (evaluate), usualy trustee waits until last minute bankrupt company to liquidate them or best bid (°) and to update btc evaluation value what prior were blank, in order creditors get as much as possible. In our case, trustee did not do that and I have not found anything what would make him to evaluate at start of the filling the claims. (°)Actually I think, in case of public auction certain restriction might apply, certain party can't bid (I might be wrong).
However, not all asset are in the same category. In my country, bitcoin is regarded as financial asset, it does not matter is it tangible or not. If I as a person or the company make money from trading internet domains, it would be regarded as income subject to the tax. But if I as a person (not company) make money from exchanging certain personal financial assets, btc, any currency, diamonds, gemstone, gold and earn (dividends and interest excluded) from the positive rate difference, it would not be income subjected to income tax. But in same situation, company would be subjected to the taxes. Capital gain has two separate catogory, dividends what is profit on top of asset (asset reamin) and capital gain from the trade of asset, where one asset is exchanged to another asset and profit is from the rate difference, which can be either positive either negative.
There was a lawsuit against bankrupt Mtgox where user requested full btc refund what were denied with this explanation:
Presiding Judge Masumi Kurachi said the Civil Code envisages proprietorship for tangible entities that occupy space and allow for exclusive control over them. The judge said it is evident bitcoins do not possess the properties of tangible entities...
Basicly that mean, bitcoin is intangible where envisaged proprietorship can't be claimed as they are not phisical in nature and because Mtgox had exclusive control!(based on Japan civil code btw what is 120 years old (°), but what about corrporation/commerce law?) Beside, whatever is exclusive control of said bitcoin (intangible asset) depend on mutual contract, user agreement, term and conditions. Regardless, it was right Court call in this case, they just couldn't return full btc holdings, no chance whasoever, it would be a nightmire for the rest of users who doesn't follow his step, but if he accepted loss of aprox 3/4 btc and wanted only remaining 1/4 rulling might be different.
(°) The National Diet approved significant amendment to the Civil Code in May 2017 to update the Civil Code which is approximately 120 years old. Some general rules and many provisions regarding contracts were amended. The amended Civil Code will be enacted sometime before June 2020.
Edit: Our btc and any other currency balances held at MtGox with 2014 market value is our claim against mtgox all assets. BTC belong to the Mtgox -we creditors only claim that debt. Even these BTC are sold at higher rate then 2014. this just make raise in value of the mtgox liquid financial asset (while intangible asset btc exit books), but doesn't automaticly raise mtgox debts to us! Debt stays as is. According to the mtgoxlegal lawyer, new claim evaluation is not possible and I agree. Then how we the creditors, even in CR will be able to claim the btc as they dont belong to us as btc, but only current debt? Its like we sold our btc at 2014. at 483$ to the Mtgox who never paid us and that value we claim now within our claims. Try to imagine how btc dont exist or it exist but with same rate in 2018 as in 2014. We would be in the same situation if JPY rate against all other currency went to the roof, but btc are still at around 500$. Like its not in 2014, 1usd=103 JPY, but let say in 2018, 1usd=100,000 JPY, our claims would still reflect 2014 rates (even in CR) btc are not different. Even if CR reopen the window for filling claims and evaluation of the ALL claims, it would be at 2014. market rates!
I have a idea where we could get something over our current claims, but still brainstorming and many users won't like it as that is not what they expect to get. I think we are fucked - worst case scenario. Even if someone try to sue based on btc balances once held at Mtgox, it would fail. It might be different case, if Mark(•) said before bankruptcy, hey, these btc never belonged to the Mtgox, return what is left after audit to the mtgox users and then start bankruptcy to try get what went missing from real owned mtgox asset, what is not much and beside, I think bankruptcy would be terminated on grounds how mtgox asset can't even cover administrative creditors who have priority, let alone other creditors. (•) (All three insolvency proceedings can be filed either voluntarily or involuntarily. Generally, no one, including a debtor or any of its creditors, is obligated to file a petition to commence insolvency proceedings under Japanese law.).
50k JPY per bitcoin from creditors approved claim from 2014. is not binding because of Mtgox online claim system state it (or offline claim signiture), but its final and binding based on the Japan Bankruptcy Act court rulling and applicible as binding contractual Agreement in any other Japan proceeding, or eglible laws, Civil Rehabilitation included. Beside, that is only one reason, other reason is how Mtgox is in the bankruptcy proceeding since 2014. its never completed, eventual civil rehabilitation is only transition and if it ever commence, Mtgox is still under rehabilitation Act where for creditors claim total on 2014 rates total nothing change, but can increase distribution from the debtor profits max 100% claim total value (Mtgox has already enough funds or asset to sell to cover 100% payout). Third reason is how Mtgox users are regarded as last class unprotected non-priority creditors. And more reasons, but you get the picture! There is not much difference for the last class of creditors (Mtgox users) between liquidation or civil rehabilitation.
Due to Mtgox terms of use and accounting, Mtgox users are something as unsecured none-priority trade creditors without right to retain proprietorship of sold/bought, but unpaid btc (goods) until actual user withdraw. Real IN and OUT for both fiat and bitcoin with Mtgox are deposits and withdraw, trading are all just virtual balancing and Mtgox is in bankruptcy since 2014. without activity for creditors in regard on this IN and OUT (or trade). Otherwise, if we had legal grounds to get Mtgox btc asset surplus, we would get portion of non-stolen bitcoin back long time ago either outside of bankruptcy or within as separate satisfaction and with that portion btc back, would be able to claim damages for the missing bitcoins.
Anybody can (sponsor) buy MtGox capital (surplus included) and negotiate ~2000-3000$ per bitcoin where sponsor would need ~400-500M$ fresh capital (to take surplus and liabilities) and for that need civil rehabilitation, but nothing change for the creditor claims value (50k JPY/BTC), sponsor is still obligated only creditors claim total value and when settled, sponsor can use surplus free, fresh as their choice. If sponsor is a (group) of creditors, from that ~400-500M$ their claim total on 2014 rates is deducted. Bitcoins balances can't be segretated, otherwise creditors would have it long time ago.
Be careful who use you (creditor) to send umbiguous letters to their lawyers, surveys, without really knowing concrete and detailed plan and what is creditor benefit and how and on what legal grounds they plan to achive it, don't accept diplomatic responses! If somebody want to be a sponsor, I accept it, its a busines, but if nothing change to my creditor claim value with concrete plan how to achive it, it would just further delay distribution! Then its sponsor benefit, not ALL creditors benefit, even though might look like it! Read Bankruptcy and Rehabitilation Acts to learn about trustee duties and responsibilities and how Mtgox trustee have no say in this, trustee only follow court issued order.
Its not only this binding claim value a problem! If we had legal grounds on surplus btc assets, we would be secured creditors and would get portion of non-stolen bitcoin back long time ago either outside of bankruptcy or within, as separate satisfaction and with that portion btc back, would be able to claim damages for the missing bitcoins. I just don't understand people who spent $100k-200k for lawyers blind trust where lawyers just ensure them to think how CR somehow make Mtgox users what are last unsecured non-prority class of creditors into secured creditors with preserved propetorship of Mtgox bitcoin balances, who can claim bitcoin seperatelly either as btc or liquidated value and who could not claim that in the bankruptcy liquidation, but somehow magically in Civil Rehabilitation they can! Based on what legal grounds? Group lawyer told them how would need an court precedent in order creditors get above of 2014 rates claim value!? Precedent? If Mtgox users had agreemant what state how all balances (btc and fiat) are preserved propietorship until user withdraw, we would have aprox 1/4 btc long time ago and no precedent is required for that, (I could tell them this for free).
MtGox case were true Caveat Emptor. Finally, we all bought and sold bitcoin what was not actually fully unspent at Mtgox bitcoin wallets and users monetary balances did not reflect fully MtGox bank account balances.
04/22. I tried to discuss at mtgoxlegal group about counter-arguments what would overturn this major problems in order to help group lawyers, even we end up with nothing, but many misunderstund and bombarded me with questions to defend this and insulted me personaly, because some are ignorant, arrogant, rude, on ego trip and missed the the point how I must post problems first in order to discuss about valid arguments to overturn it, otherwise they would not understand what I talk about. They asked me even to prove it??? Imagine ignorance! Creditor situation is already funded within Japan bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Acts, Civil and Corporate Code, but I have to prove it to them! OMG, that all I can say on that. Wrong group to discuss obviously!
Even by some magic CR commence (if Tibanne appeal fail), it does not mean creditors get anything above of already approved claim total based on 2014 rates, unless Mtgox trustee state it so and rehabitilation plan is confirmed within 5 months after commencement.
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Some newbie questions you have probably answered a million times!

preface. I tried to check the wiki first but it is down. :(
Ok. So. I have bitcoin-qt, and some bitcoins on mtgox.
Problem. I set up bitcoin-qt a long time ago, and it has been unencrypted all this time. never put any coins into it yet... but now i want to put my coins on my HD. (and flashdrive backups.)
I would really like to. have a new private key. you know. turn off internets, make new key. encrypt. save to flashdrive backups. turn back on internets. If i just delete my current wallet.dat file, will bitcoin-qt automaticly generate a new one? even when offline?
Ok. second question. I am super worried about collisions. is there any way to have a private key address thing longer than the standard... 34? characters? i am insane i know. but here me out. while i pull out my calculator. ok. 34 characters. 26+26+10 options for each character (right?) so 6234 possible combinations (not exactly true because some characters are locked or used for checksumming purposes?) so. the chances of one address equaling another is 1 out of 6234. but we dont just have 2 addresses. we have TONS of addresses. people are encouraged to make a new address for every single transaction!
now. see. if we have 2 address. we have to make only one check. does a=b. but with 3 address, we have to make 3 checks. does a=b, does b=c, does c=a. with 4 address, its 6 checks. does a=b,b=c,c=d,a=d,a=c,b=d, 5 addresses its 10. 10 addresses it is 45. 100 addresses its 4950. 1000 its 499500 While each check has only a chance of (6234-n) chance of a collision (where n is the number of previous checks, see pigonhole arguement on wikipedia, as you can see the pattern is checks = (number of addresses-1)+(number of addresses-2)+(number of addresses-3)...+(number of addresses-number of addresses) (yes that last term is zero, hush.) The answer converges (someone check me on this) to (number of addresses2/2)
So. if say. each human has 10 addresses (probably an underestimate, expecially after how many we throw away searching for vanity addresses)... 7 billion humans. 70 billion addresses
So. If i am doing my math right, and we disreguard my bad assumptions as 0k... although each chance has 6234 (ish) chance of a collision... we have (70,000,0002/2) chances of a collision! which means... the chance that someone's address out there collides with someone else's address is... (someone check me again here) 1-(1-(1/(6234)))70,000,0002/2 ... um. my calculator does not seem powerful enough to keep track of all those digits. D:
whatever.
THIRD QUESTION.
Bitcoinstore looks amazing, and i want to buy a computer there with the bitcoins i have after i get them off mtgox... but they dont seem to really have gaming rigs... but they do have parts. Does anyone have any suggustions on. what collection of parts there might make a decent desktop? (2 graphics cards, one for silly useless Satoshi pool mining, (over the past 3 weeks, my laptop's graphics card has mined 6mBTC! so not worth it but awesome!) the other for gaming would be amazing!)
Thanks for any help. ideas. math. advice. things!
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Exchange rate calculator

Does an exchange rate calculator exist that can easily be integrated or linked to a website? I am trying to order something from a website overseas in bitcoin but they do not have a good system set up and have been relying on customers setting up MTGOX accounts for transfers. I am trying to help them to expedite this process because I don't have and don't want to go through MTGOX as it kind of defeats the purpose of direct exchange. They gave me their wallet address but I still need the price calculated for BTC>€. If I could direct them to something like this, it would help them a lot.
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From Bitcoin to Litecoin: A Transition Guide

Imagine a user that is coming from the Bitcoin world. The user is aware of Bitcoin basics and how it works in general. They've recently heard about Litecoin and would like to learn more about it and try it for themselves. The user is trying to decide if Litecoins are a viable option. This user might continue to use Bitcoin but with their newly gained knowledge they have the option of using Litecoin for any transactions they deem appropriate. What kind of information would be useful for their transition as an end user?
.......
Here are some starters:
1) Comparison between Litecoin and Bitcoin
2) Buying Litecoins
3) Public Address Prefixes
4) Lightweight clients are not available
5) Armory client is not available
6) The transaction fees are calculated differently between Litecoin and Bitcoin.
7) You cannot use Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware to mine Litecoins
8) Mining Litecoins using CPUs isn't cost effective
9) Mining Litecoins using your laptop is not recommended
10) Accepting Litecoin as payment on your website
11) Block explorers
12) Where to spend your Litecoins
13) Virtual currency stock exchange
TLDR; A user knows about Bitcoin and is starting into Litecoin. Any useful information for the transition?
EDIT: making edits as useful information is posted. Input has been provided by: lastgen, -Mahn
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It has only gotten harder since.
  • Traditional exchanges like BitStamp and MtGox are easily the cheapest methods of purchasing bitcoins in volume. However, an international wire costs at least $50 in wire and deposit fees while taking 2-5 days before reaching BitStamp. This high barrier prevents anything less than several thousand dollar transactions economical. The long paper trails and heavy scrutiny may be an additional concern for customers that value privacy. Policy transparency vary between exchanges: BitStamp provide timely warnings for customers to accommodate for regulatory conformity, while MtGox has been less inclined to disclose their situation.
  • Fixed rate meta exchanges such as the US based Coinbase takes advantage of the ACH system to remove the transfer cost completely. The 1% fee makes Coinbase a top choice for US buyers after the initial gauntlet. ACH has higher fraud risk than wire transfers, so Coinbase wisely minimize that risk by curating clients through ever-increasing levels of personal information verification steps, limiting customer purchasing power, and delivers bitcoins some point between 3-60 days (average is closer to 7 for the first time user). Occasionally clients report of being declined after days of waiting or frustration over verification steps. Coinbase's operation is highly opaque, with security holes that by pass limitations, sudden changes due to manipulation, and knee-jerk policy changes without warning. Coinbase however is backed by Silicon Valley big shots, so they are well funded enough to absorb the cost of the occasional mishap.
  • Since regulatory pressure tightened, the most recommended and fastest growing exchanges are decentralized exchanges, namely localbitcoins. The unqiue ability for closely proximate bitcoin traders to meet in person and safely trasact using good old cash. They help build personal relationships and trust between traders and provides an outlet for newer users to learn from more experienced ones. Of course, there is the occasional awkwardness, or the nearest seller being 3 hours away, or the insurmountable fear of leaving your basement (it's okay, we understand). Localbitcoin's online exchange is another method that offers any payment option imaginable by hundreds of bitcoin sellers online at all times. Prices vary, methods vary, user honesty also vary. This is perhaps the only major exchange at the moment that preserves anonymity of trades resonably well today. The reason for their success, is the same for bitcoins. Decentralization; peer-2-peer. I am a huge fan of localbitcoin and often traded there. However, their seemingly weekly feature updates, unintuitive UI and choice of words make navigation a bit tedious.
The GBSB Experience - Buyer
getBspendB is partly modeled after localbitcoin's decentralized nature, but serving a different purpose and offers many advantages over localbitcoin from Buyers' perspective. A fixed rate and fewer standardized options won't force Buyers from learning about all the different payment methods, or choosing between vendors based on their rate and reputation. The process needs only 20 minutes over 3 vists to the site, and 2-3 day wait to become the newest proud bitcoin user. Buying bitcoins is now literally as easy as shopping on Amazon.
  1. First visit requires registration, and selection a wishlist of suitable value to purchase for. Confrm the purchase after paying (Protip: Amazon Prime is your friend) and come back when Amazon has shipped.
  2. The second visit simply involves pasting the tracking number so everyone knows package ETA.
  3. Once package arrives, Spender confirms, Buyer logs back in one final time to withdraw the bitcoins.
Currently available options for Spenders
actual stuff selling for cheaper than dollars, rather than for more money than dollars
-nanotube, founder of #bitcoin-otc and Web of Trust, in private IRC conversation
The purchasing power of bitcoin has significantly improved in the past several months. 3 new types of "general stores" like Amazon have emerged on the scene.
  • The oldest is bitcoinstore. Users generally report competitive prices but tedious user experience. Bitcoinstore is in a unique position to be the Amazon of bitcoin, but they do not seem to be making an effort to improve the UI and search functions of the site, making potential savings less desirable. The sophisticated bitcoin users understand that time = money.
  • Another class of options is the all4btc and the defunct bitspend.net model. These services allow users shop as they normally would on their favorite sites, but rather than buying via credit card, they'd submit the item to these services, which return with a price in BTC to pay including an added processing fee for their effort to manually purchase the item for the customer. A more serious flaw of these businesses is an issue of unproven security and additional party to trust with your personal information. All4btc claims a 5% fee, but a quick test using same coconut water resulted in an invoice of ฿0.3672* or $46.08 in market USD cost. It wasn't clear as to what caused 70% markup, but the average US bitcoiner who probably has credit cards (or access to gift cards) has no economic incentive to pay any additional fee. There was a fee to buy bitcoins, so certainly there shouldn't be another to spend them. All4btc does have a seemingly cool chrome plug-in that can simplify purchases, but I got an error while trying to install so was not able to test. Bitspend is now defunct, partly due to their quick success and unscalability. Because orders were processed manually, the appearance of security and professionalism brought in enough customers that they were more often offline, waiting for mtgox withdraws. Abusing Amazon Prime TOS, Chase credit card benefits, and endless money cycling basically forced the bank to close their accounts.
  • Finally, several gift card vendors like gyft and egifter opens up many great merchants, including Amazon, to bitcoin consumers. Users comments are generally very favorable. The only drawbacks are the additional middlemen, smartphone app is sometimes required, and the bitcoins are likely converted directly to USD thus not actually expanding the bitcoin economy. Selection is wide enough such that if one dares to risk most of his net worth in bitcoin, he can at least stay alive.
    *rate of $125. 
The GBSB Experience - Spender
Because merchants benefits form near zero transaction costs of bitcoin and zero fraud risk, the reputable and competitive merchant must reduce the price (about 5%) on items paid in bitcoin. Given the hassle and cost of acquiring bitcoins, zero premium is still an uneconomic choice for the consumer. This lack of economic benefit is the sole barrier preventing bitcoin from becoming the glorious currency it should be. We aim to keep the fee low enough so that it's always cheaper for Spenders to replaced spent coins from exchanges in order to create a deep market for Buyers.
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cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site

cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site
Hello fellow crypto enthusiasts,
We are glad to be announcing the public release of our brand new website cryptothrift.com. cryptothrift is a BitCoin BTC and LiteCoin LTC auction website where users can buy, sell and auction items, goods and services for BitCoin and LiteCoin (more currencies to come). It supports a built in Escrow service with a fee lower than any other Escrow service available on the market. It also provides a platform for other crypto project developers to hold fundraising and charity auctions to fund their crypto projects; those auctions will be listed and sold free of charge and will be accompanied with a blog page explaining the project and how others can donate and contribute to them. More about the project can be found here
Features:
 * BitCoin and LiteCoin Support (more to come) * Free listing * Percentage base fee * Split payments * Built in Escrow * Automatic payment processing * Advanced feedback system * Fully integrated social networking * Charity and Community support and fundraiser auctions * Retina/Super HD display support * A lot more features coming in the next update, stay tuned! 
The website has been built with user friendliness in mind, we know most crypto users are already tech savvy, but we’re hoping our project alongside other crypto projects will help contribute towards pulling more users and a variety of people into using cryptocurrency in day to day online shopping. That’s why we’re offering item listings in Fiat (USD only for now) rather than crypto as we believe it’s still slightly easier for online shoppers to calculate figures in Fiat rather than crypto. In saying so, listing in cryptocurrencies will be added soon to accommodate every taste as well as other major fiat currencies.
So how it works? And if the listing is in Fiat, what are BitCoin and LiteCoin have to do with it?
Users will post items for sale in Fiat; the equivalent value of accepted crypto will be shown alongside the Fiat value calculated from the average value pulled through an API from major exchanges like mtGox and BTC-e. When the item is sold, the final value in crypto will be used to for payment. Yes, payments can be made in cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency only. The Fiat figures are there for reference only. Check our FAQ page for more info
Fees, charges and payments:
Listing on cryptothrift is completely free, you post your item and pay nothing until it’s sold, no sale no fee. When the item is sold, a percentage fee will be deducted from the final value of the auction upon closure. We’re using percentage fees as it’s fairer for sellers. Escrow fees will be added to the final value of the sale and will be paid by the buyer should they select the escrow option (if that the seller is offering Escrow). All payments whether with or without Escrow will be made to crptothrift’s wallets, fees will be deducted automatically and the final amount will be sent to the seller. Automatic payments have been put in place to eliminate human errors and speed up transactions. In case of an Escrow, the funds will be held in cryptothrift’s offline wallets until the buyer confirms the reception of the goods and the satisfaction of the sale, where funds will be released to the seller. You can find more information about fees, charges and other auction details here.
Auction Duration and Details:
Auctions can be submitted as a normal auction and/or as “Buy Now” listing. Sellers select which country they are selling from and whether they provide international shipping (if applicable). They also need to select what condition the item they are selling is in (brand new, used, defected, etc..). Sellers select the category and price of the item as well as the format of the sale (auction or buy now) alongside the shipping, escrow, item description and other details. Sellers select the duration of the listing (10 days by default) and upload photos (3 photos free of charge) as well as any files in the case of downloadable goods. Items get posted
Buyers bid on the items until the auction duration ends, the highest bidder at the closure of the auction is the winner and is expected to pay for the item in full within 48 hours in the nominated cryptocurrency they choose provided that the seller accepts that currency. Sellers ship the items (registered post preferred) and mark them as shipped, buyers receive the items and mark them as received, funds get released to the seller in the case of Escrow and both buyers and seller can then choose to exchange feedback. The feedback system has been put in place to increase trust between parties and to save you money as well as a high rated seller might offer escrow, but the buyer can decide not to select it as their feedback and reputation is high enough to be trusted, thus saving themselves money. Please check our Terms and Conditions page before buying or selling on cryptothrift
Community Support and Auctions, what is it and how it works?
Community auctions (which will be introduced shortly) is the best feature of our website. It gives other crypto developer with give plans and low on funds the opportunity to raise funds for their projects by submitting a fundraising auction as well as an explanation page about their projects and how others can contribute to them on our blog. Those auctions will be free of charge and the full amount will be sent to the developer. In order for us to control what gets posted in the “Community Auctions” and so others don’t abuse this feature, we will have this category locked where only site admins and moderators will be able to submit auctions in this category. So if you’ve got the plans, we’ve got the helping hand to lend you; all you need to do is submit your plans to us, we will check them and if they’re deemed to be for a worthy cause, we will let you know so you can submit your auctions details to us alongside the explanation page and we will post them on your behalf.
Safety and Privacy:
To makes sure your funds are secure, all funds are transferred immediately out of our wallets to the seller. When an Escrow is selected; funds will be stored in a cold wallet awaiting manual release. This step has to be done manually to increase security. Also, all BitCoin and LiteCoin addresses are a one off address, once the full payment is received, those addresses are no longer in use, and each item will have its own generated addresses. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. We will not store any personal information on our website apart from those you decide to share or those which are essential for you to communicate with others like your username and location (if provided). Our multi verification system is being developed as we’re typing this message. To increase security and trust between users, we will offer a 2 step verification, a silver one which uses your online profiles and reputation to prove who you are and give you a score badge out of a 1,000, and a second gold verification which is done manually by you submitting your proof of ID and address. Both verifications will NOT give away any of your personal information, they are purely used to give you a badge and a score. Once your identity is confirmed, documents will be destroyed and no further details will be held in our hands. Our complete privacy policy details can be found on our Privacy Policy page.
Feedback and Contact:
We’ll be looking forward to your feedback, suggestions and complains, whatever you want to call them. That’s what matters the most to us as your feedback will help us serve you better and deliver a better user experience. So, if you have questions or would like to discuss any ideas, send us an email through our contact us page or drops us a line on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus We’ll be happy to hear form you and will do our best to respond ASAP and carefully address any issues, concerns and suggestions.
Promotion Offers:
Well, this is the exciting part isn’t it? Being an early birds always deserves a reward, that’s why we’ve got the below promo:
Post your items now and sell before the 20th of September and pay a flat fee of 0.001 BTC or 0.1 LTC. Post and sell your items before the 20th of October and only pay 0.002 BTC or 0.2 LTC. Post and sell your items before the 20th of November and only pay 0.003 BTC or 0.3 LTC.
Hope to see you around everyone.. The cryptothrift team
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The WorldCupBet APP is supporting customization. Everyone can have a private APP which is just played among friends.

Website: http://68coin.com/ APK: http://68coin.com/res/apps/worldcupbet.apk
FAQ Please note that all the following rules are defined by this software and everything is done automatically in a 100 percent transparent way.
None of the exchanges wallets that are prevailing in the market is compatible with this software. DONT USE btc-e, mtgox, bitstamp, or any other exchange wallet ! This software can work with the following compatible wallets: blockchain.info, coinbase, bitcoin-qt, bitcoind, electrum
Question 1. How do I play? Answer: If you are familiar with bitcoins, then you can ignore the first 3 steps. 1) If you play on Android phone, we suggest you download the App,Bitcoin, from Google Play. If you play on a computer, we suggest you download Bitcoin-Qt from www.bitcoin.org. Other bitcoin wallets like blockchain.info, coinbase can work as well. 2) You can purchase bitcoins from bitcoin exchange markets from your own country. For instance, in Europe, the largest exchange markets are bitstamp.net and btc-e.com. In America, coinbase.com is the most popular. If you cannot find one, Google search can always help. 3) After you purchase bitcoins from the exchange markets, you will need to transfer the bitcoins to your wallets that you download in Step 1. 4) Now, you are ready to place a bet. On the game detail page, you can place your bet on a specific team which you believe will be the winner by transferring bitcoins to the bitcoin address underneath the name of that team shown on the screen. The number of btc under the name of such team shows how many bitcoins have been bet on that team. The odds shows the multipliers should that team win in the contest.
Question 2. How do I transfer bitcoins? Answer: You can transfer bitcoins simple by 1) clicking the QR-Code underneath the name of the team which you believe will be the winner (the winning team), which will invoke your local bitcoin wallet software, or, 2) coping the bitcoin address underneath the name of the winning team to your favorite bitcoin wallet software, or, 3) scanning the QR-Code underneath the name of the winning team.
Question 3. How do I get my bitcoins back if I win the bet? Answer: After the game ends, we will transfer your winning back to the same bitcoin address from which you transfer the bitcoins to place the bet. Therefore, it's extremely important that you have control on that bitcoin address. Otherwise, you will lose your original bet and your winnings. None of the exchanges wallets that are prevailing in the market is compatible with this software. DONT USE btc-e, mtgox, bitstamp, or any other exchange wallet ! This software can work with the following compatible wallets: blockchain.info, coinbase, bitcoin-qt, bitcoind, electrum
Question 4. When do you stop taking bet? Answer: After the match starts, the software will STOP taking any bet. All the bitcoin transfers have to be confirmed at least ONCE before the match starts. For all the bitcoins confirmed after that, the software will automatically transfer the bitcoins back to the original addresses. Therefore, please place the bet at least 10 minutes before the match starts because one confirmation usually takes 10 minutes.
Question 5. When do I get my bitcoins and winning back if I win? Answer: After the match ends and the match result is known, the software will automatically send the bitcoins to the winners.
Question 6. How much will I get if I win? Answer: If you win, you will get your bet multiplying the odds minus 10% service fee and minus 0.0001 transaction fee. If the winning is less that 10%, we will just take 10% of the losing side.
Question 7. How are the odds calculated? Answer: For instance, there are 10 people who each bet one bitcoin on A team wins, 100 people who each bet one bitcoin on B team wins. Then the odds for A team will be 11. The odds for B team will be 1.1
Question 8. Can I bet on both sides? Answer: This is up to your own strategy. Please feel free to define your own way.
Question 9. When the match draws, who wins? Answer: In this case, nobody wins and the software will return your bet minus 5% processing fee back to your original bitcoin address.
Question 10. What are the minimum bet and maximum bet? Answer: The software doesn't set the minimum and maximum bet.
Question 11. Where do I get bitcoins? Answer: You can purchase bitcoins from exchange markets. However, please note that the exchange market bitcoin wallets are NOT supported. You will have to use blockchain.info, coinbase, bitcoin-qt, bitcoind, electrum etc.
Question 12. I'm interested in helping distribute this software. Whom should I contact? Answer: Please send email to [email protected]
Question 13. I'm interested in using this software to bet with my groups of friends. How do I get this software to work? Answer: Please send email to [email protected]
Question 14. Can I trust this software? Answer: Everything is done by software automatically in a 100 percent transparent way.
Question 15. If I have a question, who should I contact? Answer: Please send email to [email protected] with your questions.
Question 16. Who is behind this software? Answer: We are fans of bitcoins and soccer.
Warning: this game is not intended to by played or sold in jurisdictions in which online gambling using bitcoin is illegal. you should NOT play this game should online gambling using bitcoin be illegal in your country to if you are not sure if it is legal in your country.
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[Table] IAmA full-time Bitcoin day-trader, blogger, and explainer. I was a pro TCG player. Here until Midnight EST. AMA!

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Date: 2014-02-20
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Let's say someone was looking for a stay at home computer job, would you recommend doing what you do? Is it something you can hop into, or is it something a lot of time must be put into before considerable income comes? You handle risk and pressure well, and you don't let your emotions guide your decision-making. Professional Poker and TCG players often develop this skillset.
You have experience working with stocks, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange, or other financial instruments. If you have a strong mathematical background, that would also likely fulfill this.
You can invest significant capital into trading while remaining financially secure if it all suddenly vanishes.
You are capable of constantly monitoring a situation, waking up in the middle of the night if an alarm goes off, etc. It requires serious dedication.
You are good at keeping up with news, understanding market psychology, and "feeling" shifts in attitude and perception among other market participants.
Of those, I'd be most cautious if you don't meet no. 3. Going bust is a real possibility--day-trading a volatile commodity is inherently extremely high-risk. Nos. 2 and 4 are the easiest to learn or force through routine. No. 1 requires a person who approaches things in an emotionally detached manner. No. 5 is something that comes with investing enough time.
Second question: I'm answering this after that big block of text because this answer will come off like a get-rich-quick scheme. Yes, you can hop into it very quickly, and you can start making very high profits very quickly. I put in a small initial investment to test the waters, and made 10% on it in a few days. If you have the right skillset, composure, and resources, yes. It is a potentially very lucrative and exciting stay-at-home job. It is not for everyone, though.
As much as it would be beneficial for me (being in the industry and all), to tell everyone it's easy and that it will help them provide for themselves I feel that people need to know the real risks that are involved. Regardless, that's all a little irrelevant. We're not playing the house, and we're not flipping coins. We're playing other investors, and we're making actual decisions. You keep saying things like "98% lose money" and "Go onto any FOREX forum, and you will see from the users posts that they pretty much all lose money" but you don't back it up. Cool, yeah, it's a zero-sum game with a rake: a little more than half of the players will lose. That's expected. They'll probably complain about it, too, huh?
Retrospect can have a very positive effect. Got any real account trading statements I can have a look at? Let's see how fast you can come up with excuses not to show me ;) I only have and need one: I have chosen not to disclose my personal valuation for privacy reasons. Same reason I've had all along. I instead publicly disclose my trades, as they happen, on my website. The posts are timestamped, and the ones that are the start of a position contain the price I entered at. Go check the posts, then go check the charts, then go check my archive. But feel free to continue to arbitrarily call my credibility into question--that makes your argument better!
What leverage do you use? In Australia the leverage is typically 100:1, perhaps that's why your not seeing how risky I deem it to be. First, our argument so far has had nothing to do with risk. Second, I told you I am leveraged 2.5:1, two posts ago. Third, you realize I'm trading Bitcoin, not ForEx, correct? And that no one in their right mind would offer 100:1 leverage on Bitcoin due to its volatility?
What's your last year's hourly salary? A year ago I was finishing up college and extricating myself from the TCG business I'd co-founded. I took very little in take-home pay over that period, but kept part ownership of the continuing business. Money isn't just about the number on your bank account--it's also about residual future income.
How many hours a week are you typically on a computer? On a computer, probably 50-55, if you add in time I spend on my phone, I'd say 65-70. Day trading takes constant watchfulness. I imagine it's like an easier version of taking care of a baby.
What are your favorite to sources of news besides waiting for it to get to the front/hot page of /Bitcoin when it's several hours old? I have an IFTTT for /BitcoinMarkets and /Bitcoin that notifies me early on about some posts.
What's the weirdest thing about your mom? She started a bookselling business online in her 50s and makes more money than me.
Or.
She's a little old lady who loves gadgets and technology.
What are your thoughts on Dogecoin and other bitcoin competitors? Do you think any have staying value? LTC.
DOGE.
NXT.
VTC.
Coins that offer something different or that have a strong community to them can be valuable prospects.
LTC is the first-mover scrypt coin - DOGE has the most non-techies interested in its success and is spreading quickly as a result - NXT is a cool generation two coin that has a lot of features BTC doesn't have - VTC is ASIC-resistant
Ok, let me spell it out to you. The retail forex market only makes up 5% of the total forex markets liquidity. The other 95% is from hedge funds and institutions. Therefore, 99% of the retail market losing their money is very possible, as that only makes up 4.95% of the whole market. Is it possible that 4.95% of the market generally loses? Yes. How is that infeasible? Nope. That's a false equivalence. It is possible that 4.95% of the market loses. It is not feasible, that, say, 99% of people with blue eyes lose. What, exactly, in empirical terms, is the difference between retail investors and hedge/institutions that causes this INCREDIBLE disparity? Would you care to respond to my above empirical argument that demonstrates that a zero-decision system is flipping a losing coin? Do you consider it feasible for 99% of people playing a 45-55 game to lose?
Are there options and/or futures markets for Bitcoin? Not really yet, but there will be more prominent ones soon. I hear about a new one pretty regularly, it seems, but nothing that seems truly legitimate has come out. I'm certainly excited for them, though.
Eventually, once Mr. Lawsky and co. get things sorted out, I'm certain we'll see a big-name investment bank start offering them.
From the time you started trading until today, what is your overall percentage return? In USD, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 300% over a little more than 2 months.
In BTC, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 425% over a little more than 2 months.
Using my average per-coin buy-in price, if I had just bought-and-held, I would have lost about 27% of my initial investment value.
Ben, i told you I'd be here and asking about Hearthstone first. If there's one class that needs a bit of tuning, up or down, which is it and why? I think Mage needs basic, class-level tuning. I'm not sure what needs to be done exactly, but I don't like what the Mage class power does to gameplay. I've thought some about how different it would be if it could only hit minions, and I'd want to know if Blizzard had tried that out. The Mage power is too versatile, and over the long-term I think it will prove to be problematic.
What's your favorite card? Lord Jaraxxus is my favorite card. He has a truly legendary feel to him when you play him, but your opponent can still win, even though he's very powerful.
So, where do you think we go from here? I'm currently short, but I don't expect to be so for a lot longer. I don't think we'll get past 550. I also don't expect this drop to hold on for a really long time.
I haven't seen a good, substantive rationale for what the MtGox situation really has to do with Bitcoin price. Yes, it looks bad, it certainly doesn't help with our legitimacy, but is it really worth the incredible price declines we continue to see? I don't think so. I think we are seeing these impressive declines because the price on MtGox (which is a reflection of trust in MtGox relative to Bitcoin price, not just Bitcoin price) has been declining heavily. I don't expect it to continue forever, especially not with things like the Winkdex and the accompanying ETF launching.
MtGox is basically dead to me, for now at least. The sooner everyone stops paying attention to it, the sooner we can all get back on track, which I, for one, will be quite happy about.
Do you think that it's a good thing for a game when the developers of that game discourage certain playing styles (e.g. mill decks or decks that try to win in unconventional manners) whether in hearthstone, MTG, or other TCGs? It can be. I don't want the developers metaphorically over my shoulder outlawing strategies, but I don't mind if the strategies that are "less fun" for your opponent (Draw/Go, Mill, or Hard Combo from MTG, for example) are also less powerful. Most players prefer a game where the best decks are also among the most fun, because it means that they are playing against fun decks more often. Clearly the 2-cost 3/3 will be played most often. If you fix this by making both 2-cost guys 2/2s or 3/3s, or by making one a 2/3 and the other a 3/2, then you've done something--but it's not that interesting. If you instead make the 2-cost 2/2 have text that says "While you control the 3-cost 3/3, this gets +2/+2" and you give the 3 cost 3/3 text that says "While you control the 2-cost 2/2, it has Taunt" you now have more complex cards that reward players for doing something other than just playing the best stand-alone card.
Which do you think is a better option to encourage diversity in TCGs; improving/buffing cards/decks that hardly see any play versus weakening/nerfing cards that are overwhelmingly played? This is obviously a very simplistic example, but I hope it makes the point. Games are more fun when you give players more relevant choices: buffing and nerfing cards tends not to do that as well as promoting synergies does.
Where/what is the actual money behind bitcoin? If it does exist. You might need to rephrase your question for me to understand what you're asking. If you're asking why a Bitcoin has value, the answer is the same as any other good: because someone is willing to pay it.
If you're asking why someone is willing to pay that amount, my answer would be utility.
I just got started on Bitfinex (using your referral link) and am a little intimidated. What types of trades would I recommend I try as a beginner? From there, just keep careful watch, and see what happens. Be neutral and objective toward your own hypothesis, just like in science. Don't be biased by your hopes, be focused on the reality.
So far I've only done a liquidity swap offer to try it since it seemed (nearly) risk free. Have you done any liquidity swap or is it too low in profit? If I'm not going to be able to check my computer for a day or two, or I'm uncertain of what's going to happen the next few days, I do use the liquidity swap function. It's actually very profitable, relative to traditional investments. And you're right, it is low-risk. I'm a fan. Good job selecting it if you were intimidated--that's a good place to start. As far as actually starting trading, do science. Start with a hypothesis. If you were up at 5 AM today when MtGox published their announcement, a good hypothesis might have been something like: "This announcement is going to be a blow to their credibility, and might panic the markets. We'll probably drop by some amount as a result." Invest based on it, figure out around what price you want to take profits, and at what price you'll cut your losses and get out. Stick to those determinations unless something substantive changes. The time you tell yourself you can afford to not close your position because it will "rebound" back to where you want is also the time you lose your shirt.
Is it true that you like Balloons? No, I <3 them.
Lol to the question about your mom... Ben, from my understanding Bitcoin is anonymous, does this mean that you can avoid taxation when receiving payment? Bitcoin isn't anonymous. That's actually a common misconception. It's actually pseudonymous, like Reddit. You end up with an online identity--a wallet address--that you use with Bitcoin.
If I walk up to you on a street corner and buy Bitcoin with cash, then I'm pretty much anonymous. If I buy it from a large institution like Coinbase or some other company, they will have records of the address my Bitcoin was bought for. As a result, you can trace them down, generally speaking.
As for avoiding taxation, that's a general no.
What do you think Bitcoin's biggest hurdle is and how do you think it can be overcome? Are there any misconceptions about Bitcoin that you think people have? The biggest hurdle for Bitcoin to overcome is governments. Governments have a variety of reasons not to want an alternative currency. We seem to have done pretty well on that front here in the US, but for other countries (China) that is not the case. Past that, the other major hurdle is something I consider an inevitability: consumer adoption. Business adoption has begun in earnest, consumer adoption hasn't. It will when enough businesses take Bitcoin to give it sufficient utility for the average customer.
What trading platform do you use to daytrade Bitcoin? What is the standard margin that Bitcoin brokers offer? what's the typical ask/bid spread? I primarily use Bitfinex.
Very few Bitcoin brokers currently offer leverage, Bitfinex offers 2.5:1. Over time, I anticipate it will become more like current Forex, where 10:1 or greater leverage is common.
It varies by exchange depending on their fees. Huobi charges 0% fees, so their spread is generally tiny. Some exchanges can be as wide as 1.5%. Typically, I see spreads between .5 and .7%.
Do you invest in any other type of cryptocurrency? if so, which is your favorite besides bitcoin? I currently have no other holdings, but I've held DOGE and LTC at points and am considering VTC and NXT. DOGE is probably my favorite, because if the community can keep this up for a little longer it will snowball into amaze.
Can you trade me a Jace? TMS WWK, TMS FTV, Beleren, MA, or AoT?
Beleren. M10, M11, LOR, JVC, JVCJPN, or Book Promo?
M10 and if not possible then M11. Sure.
I've been reading your blog for quite some time and especially like your summaries for recent events. Keep up the good work! Do you use strict stop-loss orders for your trades? When do you decide to close a trade? Especially in situations where you can basically see you profit/loss grow by the minute. When is enough? Do you have a longterm bitcoin investment you don't touch or do you use everything you have for trading? I do use relatively strict stop losses, but they're not stop loss orders. My conditions usually aren't just the price hitting a certain point, but instead it sustaining for a brief period, or hitting it with a certain volume, or with a certain amount of resistance to retreat. I don't want my stop loss to be triggered by some idiot who dumps 300 BTC and temporarily drops the price 15, but only ends up really dropping it 3. I am very strict with myself about this, though, generally speaking--if I can't trust promises I make to myself, what good am I?
Let's say for example you have a sum x dollar and a sum y bitcoin on your trading account. How much % of x or y do you risk at every trade? I've seen a formula for the max. amount of investment and read numerous times that traders shouldn't risk more than one or two percent of their "bankroll". Do you generally have dollar and btc or just one of them at any given time? 100% of funds in every trade, so long as all funds are easily moved into the position. Common exceptions are lack of liquidity and funds being on other exchanges. My reasoning for being all-in all-the-time is that it's a profit-maximizing move. It is also risk-maximizing. My risk tolerance is infinite; most people's isn't. Only ever one. Generally BTC if I'm long, dollar if I'm short. I prefer to double-dip, as otherwise it would be in contradiction to the 100% plan. I use everything I have for trading. Again, profit-maximization, infinite risk tolerance.
I decide a closing price when I'm near either my stop loss or my profit aim. I place a limit order or multiple limit orders wherever I need to. I avoid market orders whenever possible. Enough is when I hit my goals or my loss tolerance. I decide these at the start, but I frequently re-evaluate them as news and market conditions develop.
What is a typical bid/ask spread for Bitcoin? It depends what exchange you're looking at, but generally .5-.7%.
What's the best way to popularize Bitcoin among the masses? Add your own but would love your thoughts on: -microtransactions developing nations -gift economy (tipping) I would suggest just running around shouting "You get to be your own bank" is probably the best way.
In all seriousness, though--we don't need to try. It's going to happen on its own from now on, as the news media slowly starts to pick up the story. People will start appearing on TV talking about it with more and more frequency. Things like the Dogelympic teams are great PR and help boost it up, as well, of course, but in general it's just going to follow the adoption curve of every other technology.
If it picks up in a few developing nations that have stable internet, it will be a massive revolution for them. Self-banking can do a huge amount of good for an economy like theirs. We might see reports on that. If a major newspaper decides to run a permanent paywall like what the Sun-Times tested recently, that could be big as well. The slow PR from tipping on Reddit is another way, to be honest. Every bit helps, but the cryptocurrency community is now large enough that we're going to do a significant amount of organic, word-of-mouth style growth.
Do you think that a magic game could beat harthstone? If they do a good job, absolutely. They have to focus on the right things. It needs to be mobile-available, easy to pick up and play, and fun.
Is there a good crypto currency to get in on now, before it explodes like bitcoin did? There are plenty of options. Check out coinmarketcap.com. Fair warning, there are plenty of horrible things there--treat it kind of like penny stocks. I like BTC, LTC, DOGE, NXT, and VTC.
Also, why is it such a pain in the ass to buy them with actual money? Like you have to have bitcoins to buy other crypto currency. It's such a pain to buy them with USD because no one has made a good system to do it on, like Coinbase. If you think there's a desire, go do it!
Well the way I look at it, is how the hell else would you be able to buy them? Not everyone has piles of bitcoins lying around and I really don't want to spend $600+ on a single bitcoin just to buy some other currencies. Ah, I see the problem! You can buy fractions of a Bitcoin using Coinbase--I think .01BTC (~$6) is their minimum.
The March 2013 appreciation was from American and European investors and November 2013 was mainly from Chinese investors. Which group of people do you think will be the next to buy (I hate using the word invest when talking about bitcoin) bitcoin for investment purposes? American institutional and hobby investors. That is, Wall Street and people who pay attention to Wall Street.
Which do you think will be a better long term (~5 years) investment, Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, Fetch Lands, Shock Lands, or Original Dual Lands? Does it change for ~10 years? Either Bitcoin or Fetch lands for 5 years. For 10 years, Bitcoin. I'd be worried about the 10-year view for paper MTG.
Ive been mining Bitcoins for years now, i have a good sum im my wallet but i never plan to use them. Does this make me a bad person? Approximately yes.
Ben, I should've simultaneously copied and pasted all of my questions from the Spreecast over to here but here are a few... It seems like the conspiracy crowd has really latched onto the idea of Bitcoin as being a discreet form of currency. If Bitcoin is backed up by the internet why would people choose having a currency that's being tracked over say cash, gold, different commodities? Having a currency be tracked has negatives and positives, but it's overwhelmingly positive for the average consumer. Because it's tracked, you don't need to pay someone to move your money for you. There also are no chargebacks, which means merchants aren't getting scammed and passing those costs onto consumers. Theft costs everyone money. It's also very fast--transactions confirm in just 10 minutes, regardless of size or where it's going. Transferring dollars from here to China is very difficult--transferring Bitcoin? Just as easy as from anywhere else to anywhere.
My job is a mix of voodoo, intuition, science, and news. In USD, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 300% over a little more than 2 months.
No, just gambling. In BTC, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 425% over a little more than 2 months.
Anyway, how have the profits been from start to finish compared to the market? Using my average per-coin buy-in price, if I had just bought-and-held, I would have lost about 27% of my initial investment value.
Are you willing to disclose how much you have in your trading portfolio/what kind of profit you turn both % and $ wise? In USD, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 300% over a little more than 2 months.
In BTC, my percentage return calculated from investment to current valuation is about 425% over a little more than 2 months.
Using my average per-coin buy-in price, if I had just bought-and-held, I would have lost about 27% of my initial investment value.
What would you say is the easiest method of shorting bitcoin or any other coin? For shorting Bitcoin or Litecoin, check here.
For other coins, there isn't really a good way yet, to the best of my knowledge. A few exchanges have plans to add short-selling, but Bitfinex is really the only one I know of that has.
What did you have for breakfast today. Didn't breakfast, was delicious.
Hey Ben, I know next to nothing about Bitcoin. I went to /bitcoin after seeing this AMA on your FB, and I noticed that everyone is going apeshit over "Gox". I have no idea what that means or why everyone is so sad/angry/suicidal. MtGox (which originally stood for Magic the Gathering Online eXchange) was the first prominent Bitcoin exchange. They've been going through some rather rough times lately, some of which I was an early cataloguer of here. In short, everyone is freaking out because the exchange may be insolvent. It's not really a big deal to Bitcoin as a whole, but it's certainly an obvious blow to credibility. In my view, people are primarily upset because MtGox has been a part of Bitcoin for a very long time, and it can be hard to let go of what we're used to. I expect that they will either fix the issues or will go out of business officially very soon.
Please explain what happened.
Tell me every artist in your iTunes. Daft Punk, detektivbyrån, Kid Cudi, Matisyahu, The White Panda.
Spotify for life, yo.
Follow up question, what % are you in BTC vs Fiat and when you are on the losing side of a trade do you find your self dumping in more to get right or do you pull the cord Unless my positions are on different exchanges or in different coins, they're all always 100% of what I'll put into that trade at entrance and exit. As a result, I end up with a binary choice: stay or reduce/close. I very rarely reduce position size, nearly always preferring to just end the position instead.
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[ANN] cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site with Escrow

cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site
Hello fellow crypto enthusiasts,
We are glad to be announcing the public release of our brand new website cryptothrift.com. cryptothrift is a BitCoin BTC and LiteCoin LTC auction website where users can buy, sell and auction items, goods and services for BitCoin and LiteCoin (more currencies to come). It supports a built in Escrow service with a fee lower than any other Escrow service available on the market. It also provides a platform for other crypto project developers to hold fundraising and charity auctions to fund their crypto projects; those auctions will be listed and sold free of charge and will be accompanied with a blog page explaining the project and how others can donate and contribute to them. More about the project can be found here
Features:
 * BitCoin and LiteCoin Support (more to come) * Free listing * Percentage base fee * Split payments * Built in Escrow * Automatic payment processing * Advanced feedback system * Fully integrated social networking * Charity and Community support and fundraiser auctions * Retina/Super HD display support * A lot more features coming in the next update, stay tuned! 
The website has been built with user friendliness in mind, we know most crypto users are already tech savvy, but we’re hoping our project alongside other crypto projects will help contribute towards pulling more users and a variety of people into using cryptocurrency in day to day online shopping. That’s why we’re offering item listings in Fiat (USD only for now) rather than crypto as we believe it’s still slightly easier for online shoppers to calculate figures in Fiat rather than crypto. In saying so, listing in cryptocurrencies will be added soon to accommodate every taste as well as other major fiat currencies.
So how it works? And if the listing is in Fiat, what are BitCoin and LiteCoin have to do with it?
Users will post items for sale in Fiat; the equivalent value of accepted crypto will be shown alongside the Fiat value calculated from the average value pulled through an API from major exchanges like mtGox and BTC-e. When the item is sold, the final value in crypto will be used to for payment. Yes, payments can be made in cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency only. The Fiat figures are there for reference only. Check our FAQ page for more info
Fees, charges and payments:
Listing on cryptothrift is completely free, you post your item and pay nothing until it’s sold, no sale no fee. When the item is sold, a percentage fee will be deducted from the final value of the auction upon closure. We’re using percentage fees as it’s fairer for sellers. Escrow fees will be added to the final value of the sale and will be paid by the buyer should they select the escrow option (if that the seller is offering Escrow). All payments whether with or without Escrow will be made to crptothrift’s wallets, fees will be deducted automatically and the final amount will be sent to the seller. Automatic payments have been put in place to eliminate human errors and speed up transactions. In case of an Escrow, the funds will be held in cryptothrift’s offline wallets until the buyer confirms the reception of the goods and the satisfaction of the sale, where funds will be released to the seller. You can find more information about fees, charges and other auction details here.
Auction Duration and Details:
Auctions can be submitted as a normal auction and/or as “Buy Now” listing. Sellers select which country they are selling from and whether they provide international shipping (if applicable). They also need to select what condition the item they are selling is in (brand new, used, defected, etc..). Sellers select the category and price of the item as well as the format of the sale (auction or buy now) alongside the shipping, escrow, item description and other details. Sellers select the duration of the listing (10 days by default) and upload photos (3 photos free of charge) as well as any files in the case of downloadable goods. Items get posted
Buyers bid on the items until the auction duration ends, the highest bidder at the closure of the auction is the winner and is expected to pay for the item in full within 48 hours in the nominated cryptocurrency they choose provided that the seller accepts that currency. Sellers ship the items (registered post preferred) and mark them as shipped, buyers receive the items and mark them as received, funds get released to the seller in the case of Escrow and both buyers and seller can then choose to exchange feedback. The feedback system has been put in place to increase trust between parties and to save you money as well as a high rated seller might offer escrow, but the buyer can decide not to select it as their feedback and reputation is high enough to be trusted, thus saving themselves money. Please check our Terms and Conditions page before buying or selling on cryptothrift
Community Support and Auctions, what is it and how it works?
Community auctions (which will be introduced shortly) is the best feature of our website. It gives other crypto developer with give plans and low on funds the opportunity to raise funds for their projects by submitting a fundraising auction as well as an explanation page about their projects and how others can contribute to them on our blog. Those auctions will be free of charge and the full amount will be sent to the developer. In order for us to control what gets posted in the “Community Auctions” and so others don’t abuse this feature, we will have this category locked where only site admins and moderators will be able to submit auctions in this category. So if you’ve got the plans, we’ve got the helping hand to lend you; all you need to do is submit your plans to us, we will check them and if they’re deemed to be for a worthy cause, we will let you know so you can submit your auctions details to us alongside the explanation page and we will post them on your behalf.
Safety and Privacy:
To makes sure your funds are secure, all funds are transferred immediately out of our wallets to the seller. When an Escrow is selected; funds will be stored in a cold wallet awaiting manual release. This step has to be done manually to increase security. Also, all BitCoin and LiteCoin addresses are a one off address, once the full payment is received, those addresses are no longer in use, and each item will have its own generated addresses. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. We will not store any personal information on our website apart from those you decide to share or those which are essential for you to communicate with others like your username and location (if provided). Our multi verification system is being developed as we’re typing this message. To increase security and trust between users, we will offer a 2 step verification, a silver one which uses your online profiles and reputation to prove who you are and give you a score badge out of a 1,000, and a second gold verification which is done manually by you submitting your proof of ID and address. Both verifications will NOT give away any of your personal information, they are purely used to give you a badge and a score. Once your identity is confirmed, documents will be destroyed and no further details will be held in our hands. Our complete privacy policy details can be found on our Privacy Policy page.
Feedback and Contact:
We’ll be looking forward to your feedback, suggestions and complains, whatever you want to call them. That’s what matters the most to us as your feedback will help us serve you better and deliver a better user experience. So, if you have questions or would like to discuss any ideas, send us an email through our contact us page or drops us a line on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus We’ll be happy to hear form you and will do our best to respond ASAP and carefully address any issues, concerns and suggestions.
Promotion Offers:
Well, this is the exciting part isn’t it? Being an early birds always deserves a reward, that’s why we’ve got the below promo:
Post and sell your items before the 31st of December and only pay 0.001 BTC or 0.1 LTC.
Hope to see you around everyone.. The cryptothrift team
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[ANN] cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site with Escrow

cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site
Hello fellow crypto enthusiasts,
We are glad to be announcing the public release of our brand new website cryptothrift.com. cryptothrift is a BitCoin BTC and LiteCoin LTC auction website where users can buy, sell and auction items, goods and services for BitCoin and LiteCoin (more currencies to come). It supports a built in Escrow service with a fee lower than any other Escrow service available on the market. It also provides a platform for other crypto project developers to hold fundraising and charity auctions to fund their crypto projects; those auctions will be listed and sold free of charge and will be accompanied with a blog page explaining the project and how others can donate and contribute to them. More about the project can be found here
Features:
 * BitCoin and LiteCoin Support (more to come) * Free listing * Percentage base fee * Split payments * Built in Escrow * Automatic payment processing * Advanced feedback system * Fully integrated social networking * Charity and Community support and fundraiser auctions * Retina/Super HD display support * A lot more features coming in the next update, stay tuned! 
The website has been built with user friendliness in mind, we know most crypto users are already tech savvy, but we’re hoping our project alongside other crypto projects will help contribute towards pulling more users and a variety of people into using cryptocurrency in day to day online shopping. That’s why we’re offering item listings in Fiat (USD only for now) rather than crypto as we believe it’s still slightly easier for online shoppers to calculate figures in Fiat rather than crypto. In saying so, listing in cryptocurrencies will be added soon to accommodate every taste as well as other major fiat currencies.
So how it works? And if the listing is in Fiat, what are BitCoin and LiteCoin have to do with it?
Users will post items for sale in Fiat; the equivalent value of accepted crypto will be shown alongside the Fiat value calculated from the average value pulled through an API from major exchanges like mtGox and BTC-e. When the item is sold, the final value in crypto will be used to for payment. Yes, payments can be made in cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency only. The Fiat figures are there for reference only. Check our FAQ page for more info
Fees, charges and payments:
Listing on cryptothrift is completely free, you post your item and pay nothing until it’s sold, no sale no fee. When the item is sold, a percentage fee will be deducted from the final value of the auction upon closure. We’re using percentage fees as it’s fairer for sellers. Escrow fees will be added to the final value of the sale and will be paid by the buyer should they select the escrow option (if that the seller is offering Escrow). All payments whether with or without Escrow will be made to crptothrift’s wallets, fees will be deducted automatically and the final amount will be sent to the seller. Automatic payments have been put in place to eliminate human errors and speed up transactions. In case of an Escrow, the funds will be held in cryptothrift’s offline wallets until the buyer confirms the reception of the goods and the satisfaction of the sale, where funds will be released to the seller. You can find more information about fees, charges and other auction details here.
Auction Duration and Details:
Auctions can be submitted as a normal auction and/or as “Buy Now” listing. Sellers select which country they are selling from and whether they provide international shipping (if applicable). They also need to select what condition the item they are selling is in (brand new, used, defected, etc..). Sellers select the category and price of the item as well as the format of the sale (auction or buy now) alongside the shipping, escrow, item description and other details. Sellers select the duration of the listing (10 days by default) and upload photos (3 photos free of charge) as well as any files in the case of downloadable goods. Items get posted
Buyers bid on the items until the auction duration ends, the highest bidder at the closure of the auction is the winner and is expected to pay for the item in full within 48 hours in the nominated cryptocurrency they choose provided that the seller accepts that currency. Sellers ship the items (registered post preferred) and mark them as shipped, buyers receive the items and mark them as received, funds get released to the seller in the case of Escrow and both buyers and seller can then choose to exchange feedback. The feedback system has been put in place to increase trust between parties and to save you money as well as a high rated seller might offer escrow, but the buyer can decide not to select it as their feedback and reputation is high enough to be trusted, thus saving themselves money. Please check our Terms and Conditions page before buying or selling on cryptothrift
Community Support and Auctions, what is it and how it works?
Community auctions (which will be introduced shortly) is the best feature of our website. It gives other crypto developer with give plans and low on funds the opportunity to raise funds for their projects by submitting a fundraising auction as well as an explanation page about their projects and how others can contribute to them on our blog. Those auctions will be free of charge and the full amount will be sent to the developer. In order for us to control what gets posted in the “Community Auctions” and so others don’t abuse this feature, we will have this category locked where only site admins and moderators will be able to submit auctions in this category. So if you’ve got the plans, we’ve got the helping hand to lend you; all you need to do is submit your plans to us, we will check them and if they’re deemed to be for a worthy cause, we will let you know so you can submit your auctions details to us alongside the explanation page and we will post them on your behalf.
Safety and Privacy:
To makes sure your funds are secure, all funds are transferred immediately out of our wallets to the seller. When an Escrow is selected; funds will be stored in a cold wallet awaiting manual release. This step has to be done manually to increase security. Also, all BitCoin and LiteCoin addresses are a one off address, once the full payment is received, those addresses are no longer in use, and each item will have its own generated addresses. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. We will not store any personal information on our website apart from those you decide to share or those which are essential for you to communicate with others like your username and location (if provided). Our multi verification system is being developed as we’re typing this message. To increase security and trust between users, we will offer a 2 step verification, a silver one which uses your online profiles and reputation to prove who you are and give you a score badge out of a 1,000, and a second gold verification which is done manually by you submitting your proof of ID and address. Both verifications will NOT give away any of your personal information, they are purely used to give you a badge and a score. Once your identity is confirmed, documents will be destroyed and no further details will be held in our hands. Our complete privacy policy details can be found on our Privacy Policy page.
Feedback and Contact:
We’ll be looking forward to your feedback, suggestions and complains, whatever you want to call them. That’s what matters the most to us as your feedback will help us serve you better and deliver a better user experience. So, if you have questions or would like to discuss any ideas, send us an email through our contact us page or drops us a line on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus We’ll be happy to hear form you and will do our best to respond ASAP and carefully address any issues, concerns and suggestions.
Promotion Offers:
Well, this is the exciting part isn’t it? Being an early birds always deserves a reward, that’s why we’ve got the below promo:
Post your items now and sell before the 20th of September and pay a flat fee of 0.001 BTC or 0.1 LTC. Post and sell your items before the 20th of October and only pay 0.002 BTC or 0.2 LTC. Post and sell your items before the 20th of November and only pay 0.003 BTC or 0.3 LTC.
Hope to see you around everyone.. The cryptothrift team
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[ANN] cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site with Escrow

cryptothrift - BitCoin and LiteCoin Auction Site
Hello fellow crypto enthusiasts,
We are glad to be announcing the public release of our brand new website cryptothrift.com. cryptothrift is a BitCoin BTC and LiteCoin LTC auction website where users can buy, sell and auction items, goods and services for BitCoin and LiteCoin (more currencies to come). It supports a built in Escrow service with a fee lower than any other Escrow service available on the market. It also provides a platform for other crypto project developers to hold fundraising and charity auctions to fund their crypto projects; those auctions will be listed and sold free of charge and will be accompanied with a blog page explaining the project and how others can donate and contribute to them. More about the project can be found here
Features:
 * BitCoin and LiteCoin Support (more to come) * Free listing * Percentage base fee * Split payments * Built in Escrow * Automatic payment processing * Advanced feedback system * Fully integrated social networking * Charity and Community support and fundraiser auctions * Retina/Super HD display support * A lot more features coming in the next update, stay tuned! 
The website has been built with user friendliness in mind, we know most crypto users are already tech savvy, but we’re hoping our project alongside other crypto projects will help contribute towards pulling more users and a variety of people into using cryptocurrency in day to day online shopping. That’s why we’re offering item listings in Fiat (USD only for now) rather than crypto as we believe it’s still slightly easier for online shoppers to calculate figures in Fiat rather than crypto. In saying so, listing in cryptocurrencies will be added soon to accommodate every taste as well as other major fiat currencies.
So how it works? And if the listing is in Fiat, what are BitCoin and LiteCoin have to do with it?
Users will post items for sale in Fiat; the equivalent value of accepted crypto will be shown alongside the Fiat value calculated from the average value pulled through an API from major exchanges like mtGox and BTC-e. When the item is sold, the final value in crypto will be used to for payment. Yes, payments can be made in cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency only. The Fiat figures are there for reference only. Check our FAQ page for more info
Fees, charges and payments:
Listing on cryptothrift is completely free, you post your item and pay nothing until it’s sold, no sale no fee. When the item is sold, a percentage fee will be deducted from the final value of the auction upon closure. We’re using percentage fees as it’s fairer for sellers. Escrow fees will be added to the final value of the sale and will be paid by the buyer should they select the escrow option (if that the seller is offering Escrow). All payments whether with or without Escrow will be made to crptothrift’s wallets, fees will be deducted automatically and the final amount will be sent to the seller. Automatic payments have been put in place to eliminate human errors and speed up transactions. In case of an Escrow, the funds will be held in cryptothrift’s offline wallets until the buyer confirms the reception of the goods and the satisfaction of the sale, where funds will be released to the seller. You can find more information about fees, charges and other auction details here.
Auction Duration and Details:
Auctions can be submitted as a normal auction and/or as “Buy Now” listing. Sellers select which country they are selling from and whether they provide international shipping (if applicable). They also need to select what condition the item they are selling is in (brand new, used, defected, etc..). Sellers select the category and price of the item as well as the format of the sale (auction or buy now) alongside the shipping, escrow, item description and other details. Sellers select the duration of the listing (10 days by default) and upload photos (3 photos free of charge) as well as any files in the case of downloadable goods. Items get posted
Buyers bid on the items until the auction duration ends, the highest bidder at the closure of the auction is the winner and is expected to pay for the item in full within 48 hours in the nominated cryptocurrency they choose provided that the seller accepts that currency. Sellers ship the items (registered post preferred) and mark them as shipped, buyers receive the items and mark them as received, funds get released to the seller in the case of Escrow and both buyers and seller can then choose to exchange feedback. The feedback system has been put in place to increase trust between parties and to save you money as well as a high rated seller might offer escrow, but the buyer can decide not to select it as their feedback and reputation is high enough to be trusted, thus saving themselves money. Please check our Terms and Conditions page before buying or selling on cryptothrift
Community Support and Auctions, what is it and how it works?
Community auctions (which will be introduced shortly) is the best feature of our website. It gives other crypto developer with give plans and low on funds the opportunity to raise funds for their projects by submitting a fundraising auction as well as an explanation page about their projects and how others can contribute to them on our blog. Those auctions will be free of charge and the full amount will be sent to the developer. In order for us to control what gets posted in the “Community Auctions” and so others don’t abuse this feature, we will have this category locked where only site admins and moderators will be able to submit auctions in this category. So if you’ve got the plans, we’ve got the helping hand to lend you; all you need to do is submit your plans to us, we will check them and if they’re deemed to be for a worthy cause, we will let you know so you can submit your auctions details to us alongside the explanation page and we will post them on your behalf.
Safety and Privacy:
To makes sure your funds are secure, all funds are transferred immediately out of our wallets to the seller. When an Escrow is selected; funds will be stored in a cold wallet awaiting manual release. This step has to be done manually to increase security. Also, all BitCoin and LiteCoin addresses are a one off address, once the full payment is received, those addresses are no longer in use, and each item will have its own generated addresses. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. We will not store any personal information on our website apart from those you decide to share or those which are essential for you to communicate with others like your username and location (if provided). Our multi verification system is being developed as we’re typing this message. To increase security and trust between users, we will offer a 2 step verification, a silver one which uses your online profiles and reputation to prove who you are and give you a score badge out of a 1,000, and a second gold verification which is done manually by you submitting your proof of ID and address. Both verifications will NOT give away any of your personal information, they are purely used to give you a badge and a score. Once your identity is confirmed, documents will be destroyed and no further details will be held in our hands. Our complete privacy policy details can be found on our Privacy Policy page.
Feedback and Contact:
We’ll be looking forward to your feedback, suggestions and complains, whatever you want to call them. That’s what matters the most to us as your feedback will help us serve you better and deliver a better user experience. So, if you have questions or would like to discuss any ideas, send us an email through our contact us page or drops us a line on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus We’ll be happy to hear form you and will do our best to respond ASAP and carefully address any issues, concerns and suggestions.
Promotion Offers:
Well, this is the exciting part isn’t it? Being an early birds always deserves a reward, that’s why we’ve got the below promo:
Post and sell your items before the 31st of December and only pay 0.001 BTC or 0.1 LTC.
Hope to see you around everyone.. The cryptothrift team
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[Hiring] A small bit of java programming for a bitcoin website. Payment in bitcoin

Im building a website to sell bitcoins. There will be no security needed, the scripting I want to implement would just keep track of the mtgox price of bitcoins and post it to a db, and do some java calculations on the amount entered etc. and post this to a database also.
Kind of like the front end of this site:
https://www.bitinstant.com/
But even simpler.
Just the 'cash deposit' to 'bitcoin address' bit and the java onclick calculations you get below.
I can give more details if you pm me.
Thanks
EDIT - Have some replies now. Thanks.
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Last month, early-adopting bitcoin payment processor OKPay was ordered by a British Virgin Islands court to surrender $6,014,910 in held customer deposits to defunct bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox. OKPay had hoped to return these funds directly to customers, but legal challenges by Mt.Gox’s Trustee Fund have held the funds in a “limbo” within Mt.Gox’s OKPay account […] MtGox Cold Wallet Monitor This script monitor's MtGox Exchange's Cold Wallet Movements and alerts if there is any Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash moved from those addresses. Basically this script keeps track of all MtGox Exchange's cold wallet addresses. It is believed that MtGox directors have the access this addresses and they are constantly moving ... After nearly two months under bankruptcy protection, defunct bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has officially ended all plans to rebuild. Earlier today, Mt.Gox’s attorney’s asked a Tokyo court to allow the company to begin the liquidation process. The move comes as a blow to the exchanges former customers, many of whom hoped a buyer for the company … Several other Bitcoin exchanges have commented on the MtGox issues, including the CEO and founders of rival firm Coinbase. A joint letter from several Bitcoin exchange companies was released on Monday night, detailing the “issues” that MtGox faced and outlining the company’s confirmation of its difficult current situation. The Tokyo-based company was reportedly the target of a massive ... “This Bitcoin address associated with the MtGox [sic] hack has a balance of 75,957.20 BTC, and not a single satoshi has ever been moved out of it.” With today’s Bitcoin price, 79,957 BTCs is worth more than $815 millions. Will the Mt. Gox hacked bitcoins ever be recovered?

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