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Last post Author Topic: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?  (Read 311715 times)

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #950 on: December 13, 2017, 07:05 PM »
Wow, am I out of the loop. I have an old Bitcoin wallet with about a bitnickel in it (is that a term? .05 bitcoin?), but it's from early 2014. And I have the 0.8.6 software. It occurs to me that I should start figuring out how the heck to get anything out of it...  and the dogecoin, and the litecoin, and the HBC (was that hobbitcoin?)...
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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #951 on: December 13, 2017, 10:17 PM »
I wouldn't mind selling my 1/10th of a bitcoin, only i can't figure out how!

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #952 on: December 14, 2017, 04:11 AM »
I wouldn't mind selling my 1/10th of a bitcoin, only i can't figure out how!

You can create an account on Coinbase and sell it for USD. Shouldn't be too difficult if you know how to send a BTC transaction.

Or maybe find someone you know who is willing to buy it off of you. :)

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #953 on: January 01, 2018, 06:04 AM »
Nice podcast explaining what bitcoin is, for beginners and experts:
https://after-on.com/episodes/017

Recommended by http://kk.org/coolto...bitcoin-podcasteasy/

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #954 on: January 02, 2018, 03:07 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #955 on: January 02, 2018, 03:48 PM »
So I got my backed-up wallet file copied into place and rescanned successfully, and it has .17btc in it. What a shame it doesn't let me use the password I had written down for it.   I'm reinstalling the old wallet software hoping it will let me decrypt the wallet or something.
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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #956 on: January 02, 2018, 09:40 PM »
If you have your backed up wallet re-scanned successfully, doesn't that mean you have access to spend the coins?

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #957 on: January 03, 2018, 05:39 AM »
Yep, scans the wallet, shows me the transactions and balance. It asks for the passphrase when I try to send coin though, and doesn't like what I type.
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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #958 on: January 17, 2018, 06:24 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #959 on: January 19, 2018, 11:30 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #960 on: January 23, 2018, 10:27 PM »


MobileMiner - Cryptocurrency mining on iPhone!

With all that I have read about mining being a hardware-intensive operation, does this belong in Silly Humor?


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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #962 on: January 29, 2018, 01:36 PM »
Clever.

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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble: Long article on blockchain and cryptocurrency
« Reply #963 on: February 11, 2018, 07:45 PM »
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble: Long article on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and the core ideas that might be useful

Longish article on blockchain and cryptocurrency recommended by Kevin Kelly:
https://www.nytimes....-bitcoin-bubble.html

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History is replete with stories of new technologies whose initial applications end up having little to do with their eventual use. All the focus on Bitcoin as a payment system may similarly prove to be a distraction, a technological red herring. Nakamoto pitched Bitcoin as a “peer-to-peer electronic-cash system” in the initial manifesto, but at its heart, the innovation he (or she or they) was proposing had a more general structure, with two key features...For our purposes, forget everything else about the Bitcoin frenzy, and just keep these two things in mind: What Nakamoto ushered into the world was a way of agreeing on the contents of a database without anyone being “in charge” of the database, and a way of compensating people for helping make that database more valuable, without those people being on an official payroll or owning shares in a corporate entity. Together, those two ideas solved the distributed-database problem and the funding problem.
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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #964 on: February 12, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble: Long article on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and the core ideas that might be useful

I've been really excited about the potential future that could be brought about by Ethereum (or something like it) since I really looked into it around the Spring/Summer of 2016. Especially in combination with something like IPFS, which I posted about here in October 2015, and Protocol Labs' more recent development into Filecoin.

It's nice to see that I'm not the only person excited by such prospects.

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #965 on: February 15, 2018, 05:16 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #966 on: February 16, 2018, 06:22 AM »
Coinbase is erratically overcharging some users and emptying their bank accounts

Shit... Better keep an eye on that action.

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #967 on: February 18, 2018, 01:49 AM »
It wasn't Coinbase's fault.

This is a great example of why it would be beneficial if cryptocurrency (as cash, for spending) were more widely adopted. This couldn't happen on the blockchain where you control your own keys and therefore control your own money.

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #968 on: February 19, 2018, 07:43 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #969 on: February 22, 2018, 04:20 AM »

A blockchain crypto-art rose titled "Forever Rose" has been sold to a collective of investors for cryptocurrencies with a value equivalent to $1,000,000 USD. The collective is composed of 10 investors, each of whom contributed an equal amount toward the digital rose. The artwork is based on Kevin Abosch's photograph of a rose and was created by Abosch and GIFTO, a decentralized universal gifting protocol.

Blockchain technology is behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and rights management platforms like KODAKOne. The tech can also be used for art, as demonstrated by Abosch with "Forever Rose." Abosch previously sold an image of a potato titled "Potato #345" in 2016 for more than $1 million.

More than 150 buyers expressed interest in the Forever Rose, according to a press release detailing the sale. Ten collectors were ultimately chosen using a ballot—the buyers include ORCA Fund, Chinese crypto-investor Ms. Meng Zu, blockchain advisory firm TLDR Capital, and others. Payments were made in IAMA and GTO-by-GIFTO cryptocurrencies, with each buyer paying the crypto-equivalent of $100,000 to get 1/10 of the ROSE, an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain.

Forever Rose is believed to currently be the most valuable virtual artwork in the world. The buyers can choose to hold onto their rose tokens, sell them, or give them away. Abosch and GIFTO will donate the sale proceeds to The CoderDojo Foundation, which provides kids around the world with the opportunity to learn coding skills for free.

Anyone actually understand what's happening there?
Tom

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #970 on: February 24, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Interesting article on bitcoin and the resistance/obstacles it now faces.

Bitcoin’s Final Boss

“Bitcoin ought to be outlawed.”

Those were the ominous words of economist Joseph Stiglitz in an interview with Bloomberg last week.

He’s not the first to say it and he certainly won’t be the last.

more at link: https://hackernoon.c...al-boss-22e2a52f9c7d

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #971 on: March 03, 2018, 12:31 PM »

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #972 on: March 03, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Anyone actually understand what's happening there?

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #973 on: March 05, 2018, 09:11 AM »
Bill Gates says cryptocurrencies have “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”

Well, if BG says it, then it must be true - right? And you're a fascist/racist/denier/Nazi (pick 1 or all) if you don't agree.
Yeah, right.

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Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« Reply #974 on: March 07, 2018, 04:09 PM »