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Two Years in Ark - A Brief Retrospective
https://preview.redd.it/s6uu8g27ul331.jpg?width=800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=115d0f1152d66546ee5aa61e1acd23c4c8dfb7b8 It was two years ago, June 11, 2017 at 2:40:26 AM EST, when delegate arkmoon officially registered on the ARK mainnet. It had been roughly 4 years since I'd even looked at anything crypto-related, considering the fall of Mt. Gox had shaken investors to the core. Back then, crypto was still mostly the Wild West. You could only get Bitcoin through sites like Virwox after losing 20-40% in fees as you transferred from PayPay to Second Life Linden to Bitcoin... or shady sites where you had to use Dwolla or mail someone a money order and pray they didn't rip you off... or try your luck mining some of the new Bitcoin forks (e.g. Vertcoin, etc.) but odds are you weren't going to break even for at least 6 months, and I was too poor to buy and hodl long term. When I heard "bitcoin" mentioned on a mainstream radio station in May, 2017, I scrambled to dig out old hard drives, CD-R's, laptops. Anything I might have had an old wallet on, but alas, I had sold it all in 2013 at a loss (anything that hadn't been stolen already). Ethereum. "Hmm, that's new," I thought. And so, down the rabbit hole I fell, trying to decide now what to invest in. Bitcoin, yes, and some Ethereum. Ok, but the blockchains for these took days and weeks to download before I could even use them. There were new exchanges, such as Kraken and Bittrex. The fees were lower, and so I got started. Then, one night in June, I found ARK. I'm not sure exactly how. Going through the list of coins available, ARK stood out in the fact that you didn't need to download an entire blockchain to start using it. You just downloaded the desktop wallet, and you had coins transferred in 8 seconds. So easy, it was something your grandma could do. And then I continued to read about it. What it was built on, and how it worked. "Delegated Proof of Stake", definitely more affordable and environmentally friendly than running GPUs and ASICs with thousands of watts for mining POW coins. "ARK, then." I registered arkmoon delegate in an effort to solve a problem. Back in June, 2017, Ark delegates had a problem with pool hoppers. Delegates would schedule manual payouts either once per day or once per week. And right before a payout would happen, these pool hoppers would jump in and vote, essentially stealing potential rewards from loyal voters. My initial delegate proposal was simple. Vote for me; I want to create a system that credits voters at the block-level, so they earn only if are voting for you, and you'll never have to worry about blacklisting pool hoppers again. I got virtually no support, which was frustrating. It got to the point where I simply removed myself from Ark from about June till September since no one had been voting for me. I'd like to take a second here to give a shoutout to delegate jarunik, who offered words of encouragement during this stressful time. Eventually, in October, 2017, a mysterious benefactor with over a million Ark decided to give me a chance by voting for me. Eventually, they slowly backed away while I gained my own voters organically through my dedication and higher share rate. For this chance, I am eternally grateful. Around this time, the first biz delegate was created from 4chan, fat-fingered his payout and was begging for my solution. biz or the person behind it lasted a week, then was voted out in favor of the much more responsible GoldenPepe and his team biz_classic, who were able to release the first block-level payout script that was eventually adopted by (most) delegates. I say most, because there were several who never adopted it, and suffered as a consequence. As time went on, we had our fair share of scammers; people who would write decent proposals, and would run off with their forging rewards. Delegates who had zero technical skill who doubled forged on the network. We've had a delegate publish their private passphrase on the blockchain. But all-in-all, things continued forward, and dedicated delegates appeared to mostly where we are today. Then, we hit the big bull run in December, 2017 and everything was peachy. I had only been a delegate for less than 2 months, and really didn't have anything accumulated, but 2018 looked promising, so I kept working hard on building e-commerce and tax assistance sites to support the Ecosystem. As we all know now, we've been full bear mode for the past two years, but I have stuck with Ark in spite of it all simply due to the dedication I've consistently seen from the core Ark team and its delegates. The Ark team has been consistently improving the stability and security of the blockchain, even as the price has fallen as low as it's been. Delegates such as alessio are dedicated solely on making sure the blockchain is secure, and delegates such as goose and I have been trying to develop useful tools to help both delegates and potential ARK users alike. We have cams_yellow_jacket producing professional videos, and thegoldenhorde continually impressing the community with their merch and awesome designs. Delegate arkland has amazing raffles. I can honestly say that I am proud to be part of this community. Now, with the Ark Deployer, we are starting to see new people pop up in the Slack channels, asking how they can start up their own blockchains. The first person to start up their own chain is an accountant by profession, with little server-side experience and was able to get an Ark sidechain running in less than 24 hours. The true Ark Ecosystem is starting to form, and I am hopeful for the future. I'd like to just take a moment to thank all my voters, and to all of you in the Ark Ecosystem for your continued support. I don't know what the future holds for us, but I am thankful for how far we've come.
I am not a wealthy person by any means, but Bitcoin has helped. I discovered Bitcoin via a post on overclock.net on April 27th, 2011. I believe the price was about $1.50/coin then. I read the posts about people mining them, did some research, and immediately started my Radeon card mining them. I had a 4770 back then. There was an exchange to sell Bitcoins for linden dollars (Second Life currency) and then I could sell those for paypal dollars. Within a day I had proven to my wife that I could make money with this Bitcoin thing. Despite us being in a position where we couldn't even pay our credit cards, I took the $1100 we had and bought 4 5850's, some power supplies, and some cheap craigslist computers. I figured that if this whole Bitcoin thing failed miserably, at least I had some decent computer hardware I could resell and recover most of the cost. I immediately sold one 5850 for greater-than-market value since they were in demand and I needed the money, and started the other 3 mining. At one point, I was mining nearly 8 coins a day. I bought a few more cards as time went on and continued GPU mining for as long as it was viable. This whole thing saved us financially. I was able to sell the Bitcoins and settle on my unpayable credit card debts. I held on to a few during the crash but managed to sell most of them at $10 or more, fortunately. After that I started saving them, since they were worth so little. I bought some of the early BFL FPGA miners, the ones that were measured in MHashes not GHashes. After mining with those for a while and then selling them to someone who wanted them more than I did, I had more than 450 BTC. I took the plunge and pre-ordered BFL's latest offerings, the 60GH singles, the day they were available, becoming one of the first on the preorder list. Little did I know I would have been much better off just holding those coins... Regardless, I did eventually receive those singles, and managed to get about 225 BTC out of them before they were no longer worth running. I've been slowly selling the stash as we needed for remodel projects around the house and for miscellaneous expenses, though I finally no longer need to do so, as we've been able to pay off more debts and have more income than expenses each month. Now I've got a nice pile of savings, and I'm hoping to someday be able to use it to buy a better house in a better neighborhood. I generally don't tell people that I have just about all my liquid assets in Bitcoin, as they would call me crazy. They might be right. But it's a risk I'm willing to take. I do have some equity in my house, and some retirement accounts, but neither is worth more than my BTC stash. So that's MY story, what's yours?
Since we've all been goxxed now is the time to buy those $50-60 coins floating around and profit from everybody else's misery. Or you could wait for Gox to come back online and crash down the price even further but good luck trying to do any trading there to buy coins, the trading engine is already broken I don't expect the new one to work flawlessly due to epic 3yr history of GOXXING BTC-E.com To pay into this exchange, you need a BTC-E code, PM or Okpay. Take pics of your ID and utility bill and pay the $10 to Okpay for 'quick verification'. You can pay bitcoins directly into your Okpay account for initial funding or wait and see how long it takes for reg verification. Now either wire money, or instant money transfer (MoneyPolo, Contact-sys, Unistream) to fund your account or find an Okpay exchanger somewhere. Or Ukash/CashU. Just because contact-sys is Russian doesn't mean there aren't sending points in every country in the world. BTC-E codes you buy on #bitcoin-otc from verified gpg authenticated traders with good ratings, or on bitcointalk.org forums in the currency exchange forums. Perfect Money is a shady HYIP digital currency run by Russians much like Liberty Reserve. You sign up for free, and load your account with wires (if verified) or you use an exchanger. This is what talkgold.com is for to find legit exchangers. I use wm-center.com to wire WU/Moneygram and get PM. Click on 'Interkassa' payment method in BTC-E and select Perfect Money. Instant load. You can also obviously dump Litecoins you bought on Vircurex to fund the account, or a gagillion PPcoins Bitfloor.com Fastest way to deposit is through CapitalOne P2P or cash deposit https://bitfloor.com/docs/#funding-deposit Be aware Bitfloor is insolvent due to owing 25k bitcoins that were stolen last year but they have a repayment schedule that may or may not bankrupt them. Use at own risk but most ppl trade there everyday with no problems. Bitstamp.net Great exchange in Slovakia? I think. You have to pay with Euro SEPA wire, then for some stupid reason they convert the money to USD. You can pay in here using transferwise.com if you're from UK, or XEtrade and other Forex online money transfer companies. Google 'free money transfer fx' and review your options. Most don't charge you anything if over a certain amount of money. They take your internet billing or other local payment, convert to EUR and send SEPA for you if you request it. If they don't then check with Bitstamp what a SWIFT wire costs (probably nothing, I think they use Latvian banks that charge no receiving fees). If you want a bank account in Latvia then sign up here: http://www.rietumu.com/ if you have a local corporation or business where you live you can, maybe a personal account too. You can always incorporate a dirt cheap Delaware LLC or Oregon LLC from anywhere in the world and use it to open up worldwide bank accounts. Bitcoin-24.com Takes direct wires, all sorts of other methods: https://bitcoin-24.com/fees You can also use Liqpay if you have a USD or EUR card. Sign up to liqpay.com, then they block a small verification amount you have to sign into internet banking (for the card) to check. It's usually $1.something or less. After that you are verified to load $1-100 or so, but I'd just try $50 at first. Any more than that and Liqpay will seize the funds and ask for your bank to authorize a fax they send which no bank will do because of privacy reasons, so pointless to load anymore money. Liqpay may also call you to verify card details this is normal. Liqpay is meant for Russians and CIS countries to use like Ukraine so due to epic fraud of credit cards don't expect to load too much this way unless you find a Liqpay exchanger, but what's the point when you can just wire money to bitcoin-24 anyways. Vircurex.com Good exchange, had some problems due to DDoS but so did all exchanges. They only accept BTC, altcoins and VouchX for payment. You buy Vouchx here: https://www.aurumxchange.com/ or from somebody on Bitcointalk, or IRC (with rep). You can buy a bunch of litecoins anywhere to fund this exchange such as the bitcointalk forums or IRC. Warning: the so-called official twitter account is fake, don't use it. Cavirtex.com Can only fund if in Canada, they accept cash deposit and internet billing. Price has been steady at ~$90 all day though no panic selling. LibertyBit.com https://www.libertybit.com/funding various easy methods, new exchange in Canada that takes intl wires and shockingly Interac deposits (easily frauded). Bitcoin China https://btcchina.com/ fast growing exchange, you pay in with Alipay or Tenpay both Chinese methods that westerners can't use or figure out due to no translation. You can probably use Alipay if you find and exchanger to load it, they do exist. **Edit they now support Liberty Reserve deposit and withdrawal Check english forums to see if anybody exchanging Alipay or taking wires. CampBX.com Accepts money orders, and CapitalOne P2P payments. Also accepts Dwolla but you need to be verified. Bitcoin-central.net Just had a major outage due to instawallet hack, appears to be back online. You get your own quasi-bank account when you verify here much like how ecardone.com (liberty reserve) does banking so can transfer to other users legally with vouchers. You can buy a voucher p2p on Bitcointalk forums or IRC or send a bankwire. VirWoX.com You can pay with Paypal to get Second Life "Linden Dollars" then convert to BTC, or at least you used to be able to. I have no idea if this is still the case I've never used them. Or course there's all the fixed price exchangers https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=53.0 for everything from Moneypak to Skrill. You can also risk buying coins on Silk Road with moneypak ==============R U L E S ================================
Learn to use #bitcoin-otc, you'll thank me later. It has the most buying/sell options. Use localbitcoins.com too if you can to avoid bullshit exchange problems
ALWAYS USE 2-FACTOR ID ON EVERY EXCHANGE
Always use 2-factor ID on the email you used to sign up for the exchange
Don't click any links in BTC-E.com chat trollbox!!!
Don't click any links PM'd to you on BTC-E.com from other users
Enjoy buying all the way down the crash once Gox comes back online and the great sell off begins! Hold them for a year and they'll be worth 10x as much just like the 2011 crash. Bonus points if you speculate on Litecoin, rumor has it Gox will be trading them when they come back online but again, this is MtGox we are talking about so the site could implode on the zerg rush of people trying to get into their accounts or trading engine could sell all your coins for $0.0001 again like they did in 2011. Great successez!
Show and Tell: How did you get your first Dogecoin?
There are many new shibe on the moon now or on their way (I am one of them). I think it's both interesting and informative to share how we got our first Dogecoin. So me first: I got my first Dogecoin(s) a few days ago. My approach was not the cheapest or smartest one but I found it to be the most convenient and least invasive for me. I bought SSL (Second Life Lindens) with Paypal some weeks ago and then exchanged it to Bitcoin using VirWoX. I left some as Bitcoin and exchanged further to Bitcoincash. I knew nothing about Dogecoin at this point. Then somehow I found this subreddit and learned about 1D=1D. This truth was so blinding I had no choice. I exchanged all my Bitcoin cash to Dogecoin. No regrets. I know that I will always be rich because 1D will always be 1D. Next!
In order to buy Bitcoin, casual investors want to avoid the complicated process of setting up an account with exchanges or going the mining route – two rather detailed and laborious processes. Thankfully PayPal offers a more convenient method to acquire digital currencies.
How to Buy Bitcoins with PayPal through eToro
Pros: Accepts a variety of payment methods, low fees Cons: Not available in the US eToro is a platform that allows users to buy bitcoins with PayPal and is considered to be one of the easiest methods to do so. Worthy of note is that eToro does not enable users to withdraw or transfer bitcoins to other users, rather it allows users to sell Bitcoin only for fiat currency. Users do not need a bitcoin wallet to use eToro as they do not store any coins.
How to Buy Bitcoin with PayPal through VirWox
Pros: A reliable method Cons: High fees VirWox (Virtual World Exchange) – It is a platform that allows trading of digital currencies such as Lindens, Bitcoins, etc. This exchange has more than 400,000 registered users and is an authorized reseller of Second Life Lindens (SLL). Here is a step-by-step guide taking you through VirWox:
Go to VirWox.com
Open an account – login to Virwox, register and fill personal details like username, email address, etc. Skip when asked for “avatar name” and enter all other necessary information and click “register”.
Activate an account – a confirmation email is sent to your account with a password. Login to Virwox with these credentials. It is advised to change the password before transferring money.
Deposit money through PayPal – to do this, ensure you have an account with PayPal and ‘understand terms of service’ allowed by PayPal for using SLLs to buy bitcoins. Deposit money into Virwox account via PayPal. Now you have a balance in your VirWox account to purchase coins with.
Go back to VirWox and buy SLL, and then buy bitcoins with your newly purchased SLL. Click “withdraw” to send your new bitcoins to your wallet. That’s it! Now you own Bitcoin!
VirWox charges fees for each transaction such as exchanging USD for SLL and then exchanging SLL for BTC. The fee structure of VirWox changes constantly so keep an eye on this every time you want to make a transaction. VirWox has been in the market for a long time and is currently the most reliable platform.
How to Buy Bitcoin with PayPal through Local Bitcoins
Pros: Various sellers from all around the world Cons: High fees, chances of scams Local Bitcoins is another marketplace where buyers and sellers meet. In this method, users can buy bitcoins with PayPal by finding a suitable seller with an excellent feedback score and large trade volume. Trading with new buyers involves higher risk, so sellers charge buyers high fees – keep that in mind!
Enter search parameters – go to Local Bitcoins and select your country and choose the amount to be purchased.
Choose a seller – a list of sellers is displayed by Local Bitcoins. Choose a seller who has a good feedback score. Each seller has trade limits which range from a minimum to a maximum amount of bitcoins required to trade.
Go to Payment window – buyer’s reputation increases per transaction and sellers prefer to sell bitcoins to buyers with a good reputation to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Complete the trade – after finding a suitable seller and entering the quantity of purchase, click “Send trade request” and your done!
How to Buy Bitcoin Using PayPal through Wirex
Pros: Normal fees Cons: Withdrawing funds takes more than a week Wirex is a leading company that provides virtual and physical bitcoin debit cards (which is just like a normal debit card). Users can use Wirex’s card to buy bitcoins with PayPal.
Request for a new physical/ virtual debit card from Wirex – login to Wirex and click on “request new card” and choose the card type. Users can use both physical and virtual cards to buy bitcoins via PayPal.
Link debit card details to PayPal account:
In PayPal account, go to “wallet”, select “add a card” to add your virtual bitcoin card. A minimum of $3 is required in PayPal account to verify this card.
A 4-digit code is generated, which is the verification pin for Wirex cards on PayPal.
Go to “wallet” and click “Withdraw funds” and choose “withdraw funds to your card” option.
Withdrawal would take up to 7 days to appear in Wirex account.
Buy bitcoins with Wirex debit card.
How to Buy Bitcoins Using PayPal through Paxful
Pros: Wide range of sellers from all over the world Cons: Chances of scam, high exchange rate Paxful is the latest version of Local Bitcoins. It is a decentralized peer to peer marketplace and allows users to buy bitcoins with Skype credits, Amazon gift cards, etc. In Paxful, a seller sends bitcoins, buyer purchases and sends dollars to escrow. Once the trading is completed, funds are released to each party. The process to buy bitcoins through Paxful is:
Create an account
To buy, select payment method by entering the desired amount
To sell bitcoins, select “seller manually” or allow Paxful to decide who the best seller is.
Get Paid to Play Free Online Games on these 5 Websites (Part 2)
SecondLife SecondLife is perhaps the biggest online gaming website. It is actually a replica of real world life and people represent themselves in avatars. The online currency is Linden Dollars that actually has no monetary value. However, there are instances where people have created virtual avatars, real estate and other stuff for SecondLife and earned Linden Dollars. A woman called Ailin Graef known by her avatar name Anshe Chung made her investment of less than US$10 into a massive US$1 million in some two and half years by role playing and other activities on SecondLife. However making money on SecondLife is extremely complex. Playandwin Playandwin is a British website where you can get paid to play free games online. You can select from a wide genre of games to suit your interest. Playandwin rewards you with prizes and cash. While prize goods are shipped to players within UK only, you can get cash payout through PayPal. Paid Game Player For simple gaming and making fairly decent amount of money, try Paid Game Player. The website and games it features is very user friendly. Paid Game Player is for people of all ages. You will find educational games too. Paid Game Player also has a feature to compete with other contestants. ICC Chess Club ICC Chess Club does not pay you for playing the game of Chess. You can enroll for free on this website and participate in games with other players and tournaments. However, ICC Chess Club has a free referrals program. You can earn some money by referring your relatives and friends that play chess to join the club. Funforcoin Funforcoin is a website I found quite accidentally. It allows you to earn Satoshi or fractions of Bitcoin, the world’s largest crypto-currency for free. You need to register before playing on Funforcoin. If you are serious about earning money by playing free games, I also recommend you download a good Bitcoin wallet to receive payments. There are three types of free games you can play and get paid: Satoshi Slot, BTC Scratch and Faucet. Follow me for more updates
According to some estimates (for example look here) Croatian crypto-community has reached twenty five thousands users at the beginning of 2018, which constitutes more than 0.6% of country's four million inhabitants. At the same time, some sources indicate that there are now about twenty five million block-chain wallets users globally, which is less than 0.3% of world's population. With Croatia doubling world's crypto-users average Croatian National Bank (CNB) takes a relatively relax, thoughtful stance on (how CNB calls it) "E-money", which contrasts sharply with sometimes frantically hostile approach to this issue demonstrated by many Eastern European financial watchdogs. Still, Croatian Kuna (HRV), which has been devalued against UDS for about 50% since 2008, is the only legal tender in the country. Being technically legal, Bitcoin and other crypto have remained largely outside of the Croatian regulation framework and are now defined as "virtual currency scheme", similar to Linden dollars used in the Second Life' avatars commercial interactions. Business Notes for Startups Founders: political climate: moderately friendly; economic climate: not friendly; regions to focus: EU; industries to focus: e-commerce, FinTech, entertainment, marketplace, tourism; major limitations: difficult regulatory environment, small size of internal market; opportunities: educated workforce, relatively high for Eastern EU country per-capita (almost $12.5 thousands). Cryptocurrencies and ICOs (outlook): legal (positive). The author: Svyatoslav (Svet) Sedov Angel investor and founder of The First International Incubator for Silicon Valley Companies (FirstInternational.In) in the Bay Area, CA, USA. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SvjatoslavSedof
Only Legit site that pays in Dogecoin and Linden Dollars - Pays in Bitcoin, Amazon, Paypal as Well.
Ways To Earn: You can fill out surveys, watch videos, click ads, fill out polls, Install Apps, participate in Fanaru.com. (More on that Later) Points System: StuffPoints is just like Perk TV. 1000 Points is equal to a 1 dollar. When Swagbucks is 100 points is 1 dollar. Sounds like rip off right? Well not so fast. The same offers in Swagbucks that give you 1 points for instance will give you 10 in StuffPoints. So in the end its the same. Notable Payouts Minimums: StuffPoints reward options much like Swagbucks is many. So I am just going to mention the ones that got my attention. Linden Dollars 5 Points (10 points = 0.01 US Dollars). Rewards Instantly. Also Bitcoin$2.00 ,Amazon $5.00, DogeCoin $10.00( Only reward site I have found that rewards in DogeCoin), and Paypal 25.00. Only legit GPT site that pays in Lindon Dollars What is Linden dollars:LD is part of a very popular global FREE Sim Game in which the money in the game is REAL MONEY. The Game is Called Secondlife. Second life economy works just like your first life. You can get jobs working for others like hosting, being a greeter, or DJ'ing for someone who owns a second life club for instance. You can get into real estate and purchase second life land yourself flip it or rent it out. Or work as a Realtor for someone else. Play games that reward you in second life dollars such as gold hunt or magic fishing. Create clothing to sale in your own store you own or rent. The List goes on and on. People have actually became millionaires playing this game. Lindon Dollars can be exchange for Us dollars when you have at least $2.50 value in LD. Or you can invest in the game your choice. Fanaru: ** TV and Movie fan site that links to your StuffPoints Account. Everyday you will get **10 Stuffpoints each for checking in to a fan club, taking a trivia quiz and voting in a poll. Also get Stuffpoints for uploading a picture to a fan club, to make new polls, ask new questions, and add more videos. Earning on Fanaru goes up as your level goes up. Your level is based on how active you are you don't have to invest any money into it. Install Apps: Install for around 100-200 points per app you install on your phone. Daily Surveys: Surveys pay around 450-700 points. OfferWalls: Volume 11, OfferToro, SuperRewards, PeanutLabs, PWall, TrailPay, Radium, Matomy, Adscend, and Blvd. Daily Bonus Bar: When you earn 500 Stuffpoints in a day you will get 50 Stuff points as a bonus for free! Referrals: Refer your friends and get a 15 percent referral bonus for life. StuffPoints Refer Non Refer
around $60 in about a week and a half, $49 of that from one site.
Opinion Outpost fillout surveys for points, redeem points for paypal, amazon gift cards, frequent flyer miles, a couple of others that i don't recall cause i only cash out to paypal. 100 pts = $1 on paypal, and most surveys are around 15-25 pts, plus every so often you'll get bonus pts. i've earned and successfully cashed out $49 in a little over a week. no referral system to worry about, about an hour a day should be fine, i keep doin surveys til i run out for the day. heads up, a couple of them will say stuff like "select 3 out of 10 for this" just to make sure you aren't clicking wildly but thats rare. $10 minimum FIRST payout to paypal, $3 minimum after that, transfers to paypal within minutes. [Opinion Outpost](www.opinionoutpost.com) the rest of this is ways to earn bitcoin, but since the value tends to fluctuate its hard to say how much you could make, but my bitcoin wallet is at about $15 (combined from these sources) since i started. Land of Bitcoin this one will take you to tons of faucets and (loosely) keep track of when they are ready to dispense again. i would recommend hiding faucets that don't payout to a microwallet.org or coinbox.me account, which is just a handful, mostly so that you can more easily keep track of all your loose satoshi floating around out there. i suggest creating an account and leaving the main page open, you'll get more free satoshi and if the faucet ever stops just enter the captcha and more free comin your way. also earned a decent amount playing the Kate poker free-rolls, but just a heads up it didn't adjust for daylight savings so you'll have to check Kate Poker for when the freerolls actually start ReferralNon Referral Earn Crypto this one is a bit of a mixed bag, you have to be careful about the offers it has or you'll wind up with a bit of spyware and such. do the surveys and account creation stuff (on a throw away email) for easy "crypto points" which can then be exchanged for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, you pretty much name it, even Linden for second life, seriously. Avoid the "supersonicad" section and do the Peanut surveys or the Crowdflower tasks and watch the occasional video for the most "crypto points" ever 1000 crypto can be exchanged for you preferred coin. i got 1400 points for creating a fake turbotax account in about 15 seconds. AVOID any offers that want you to download something or check your credit scores, for pretty much anything else a throwaway email is all youll need but i STRONGLY recommend just stickin to the peanut lab surveys. ReferralNon Referral Bit Chest a simple temp wallet and a list of consistently paying faucets that you can use ever 30 minutes will earn you the minimum payout of 5000 satoshi in a bout a day with very little effort. no muss, no fuss, NO SIGNUP, just enter a bitcoin wallet address Qoinpro this is the only true faucet i've found in my opinion, but if you are a bitcoin person its also the lowest paying, relying more on referral system to actually earn you something. this site pays you Bitcoin(0.00000001), Litecoin (0.00000030), Feathercoin (0.00002419), Fedoracoin (0.39141087), and infinitecoin (0.02272727), in small amounts every 24 hours. people are pushing for them to add dogecoin to the faucet but its not there yet if you're a dogeperson ReferralNon Referral Freebitcoinz 2000 free satoshi ever 24 hours for just entering 2 captcha's. quick and simple. for every 1000 a referral earns you earn an additonal 250 ReferralNon Referral update: just wanna say thanks to everyone who clicked on my various referrals :)
The monster paragraph below, which is titled "On Proof", was taken from a website/blog I found while searching for a paper authored by CSW. The site I found appears to be some sort of confessional-tell-all CV authored by CSW to prove his identify. The text doesn't prove anything about CSW's work in bitcoin if true, but its possibly relevant to his ability to design bitcoin, his overall genius, and credibility. I have no position on whether Craig Wright is Satoshi at the moment. I have no information about whether the wall-o-text contains anything true, who runs the site I found, or what the site is exactly. However, the text-wall contains plenty of info about CSW that can be cross-checked with official records. In addition to the text (the wall is his, not mine), I've provided a link to the site, taken and an imgur album of my screen-captures. Some of the pictures show the browser tabs I had open when they were taken for time-stamping purposes. WARNING. There is a downloader thing on the site, and I'm not sure about the funky URL. Be careful if you do visit. http://bvde.cba.pl/9178.html (Text below) http://imgur.com/a/NCfdt It seems that I have to do this every couple years and each time it is generally worse as I have added to the list. In recent months I have been causing trouble again and as such there are always those who choose not to believe me or to engage in an attack on my character as a solution to not addressing the issue at hand. Let us start with career and that I am the VP of GICSR in Australia. Other than using an email address at GICSR, I am listed on the board as a director. Next, I am a trustee with the Uniting Church Trust Fund and am otherwise involved with the UC. That is me on page two of the funds newsletter where I had been accepted in the appointment. I have shaved, but it is still me in the photo. My role at Charles Sturt University is noted below and I have staff ID 11293457 if you want to actually check that. On certifications. I hold the three platinum certifications GSE, GSE-Malware and GSE-Compliance from GIAC. I will add my SANS/GIAC certs. I have more than any other person globally (not a boast, it is a fact). This is 37 Certs from GIAC alone. Click the link if you do not believe me. The answer is not just to believe this, validate it. All up, with Cisco and others I have over 100 certifications. Now, do you really care if you believe the total? Not really, and does it matter, not really. Some of those will start to disappear as I cannot maintain them and actually have a life anymore. I have 27 recertification’s next year that I will do at a cost of over $11,000. I will let some lapse. Degrees and more I am not going to cover all of my degrees any more. I will not discuss more than post graduate and a list of the papers associated with my doctoral work and I will simply cover those related to my profession here. I will not discuss my role as a lay pastor or theology degree other than face to face and only whit those I choose to discuss it with. There is enough to know I am involved with the Uniting Church and I am not here to convert people. If you are an atheist, that is your choice and I will not try to sway you at all. The thing is, atheism is also a belief. It is not and cannot be proven with science and hence is in a way also a religion even if in the negative. I do not wish to debate this (unless it is face to face, I like you and there is wine involved). If you are not happy with my post graduate qualifications, adding undergraduate qualifications right down to the associate degree level will add little. Then, does my having an Associate degree in Science (Organic Chemistry, Fuel sciences) add anything to my role in digital forensics and information security. If you really want to know what these are, there are old posts that searching will eventually uncover. As for the bio and claim that I am “a perpetual student with numerous post graduate degrees including an LLM specializing in international commercial law and ecommerce law, a Masters Degree in mathematical statistics from Newcastle as well as working on his 4th IT focused Masters degree (Masters in System Development) from Charles Sturt University where he lectures subjects in a Masters degree in digital forensics. He is writing his second doctorate, a PhD on the quantification of information system risk at CSU.” Charles Sturt University The masters degrees from CSU are: MMgmt(IT) – Masters of Management (IT) MNSA – Master of Network and System Admin MInfoSysSec – Master of Master Information Systems Security MSysDev – Master of System Development (nearly complete… I am just running out of subjects to do at the University. I even needed to take one where I was the author of the text just to have the credit points). Next year I complete my second doctorate. I also have two other Masters degrees not from CSU (the 4 they note in the link are those listed above), a Masters in Statistics (Newcastle AU) as well as a Masters in Law (Northumbria, UK). I am also doing the SANS Masters degree and have one more thing to complete this. That will give me 2 doctorates, 7 masters degrees and 8 other degrees. It is not too difficult to check that I am enrolled in the MSISE at the SANS Technology Institute (Master of Information Systems Engineering). Other than having presentations on the site (see this link) it would be crazy for me to state this. I have 37 GIAC certifications (which is most of either of the STI masters degrees. If I was to misrepresent my status at SANS/GIAC, the ethics policy means I will lose them all. So, first it is simple to actually check AND I have too much to lose in lying. I do this every couple years. Here is a link to a past time I had to do the same. Northumbria University I completed a Masters in Law in a UK based University. This is: LLM Northumbria – Master of Law (International Commerce Law, Ecommerce Law with commendation). PG Diploma in Law My dissertation was on "Internet Intermediary Liability". I received a commendation. If you need to check, I had Student Number: 05024288 Newcastle University MSTAT – Master of Statistics I was student number 3047661 at the University of Newcastle here in Australia. My thesis that I wrote to complete this degree was on “The homogeneity of Variances”. I analysed and tested many of the common statistical methods used in homogeneity tests in statistics (such as the Levene tests). Why? The links are associated with universities and others, so it is not too difficult to check me out. I am not stopping you. The only thing I do not wish to discuss openly is my role with the Uniting Church. My theological belief is one of the few things that remains personal and more than the stuff the church posts publically about me (which I attempt to minimise) I will not discuss. If you believe that my trying to maintain one personal and private thing in my life means I am lying, believe as you will. It does not impact my chosen career in information security and nor does it detract from this. Contrary to the believe structure some hold, one CAN be a doctor of the church as well as a scientist. Religion and Science do not overlap and nor should one seek to make them do so. We can never prove nor disprove the existence of any religion or other spiritual belief structure. This is why I also preach tolerance. I believe I am correct as far as I can be (and that is about zero as the human mind is too small to comprehend the infinite in any extent and any person who tells you differently is a liar or a fool). I comprehend and believe in my way, others in their own. Is Islam, Catholicism, Judaism etc right? Yes and no. Am I right, yes and know. Basically, we see a small aspect of the infinite and that is all we ever will. We can be right and wrong at the same time and will never be completely right as we cannot hold the concept of an infinite in our heads (and I have studied large number theory). In a way, I hate having to do this each few years. In this, I have scratched the surface of what I have done and that leaves many in disbelief. That stated, I fail in humility for this as well as other reasons. On Sanity I guess that the final aspect of this is on sanity. I have been accused of being insane for doing all I do. To take a quote from one of my doctoral supervisors: “Craig, you have a doctorate, why on earth would you want to go through this again. It is insane.” I love study. I can do it and I am good at it. I do not need to do formal study, but I like it. I enjoy the structure. I like the process and it means that I do more. I do not watch sport (I do play sport but there is a distinction) and I do not watch TV. Formal study is MY form of relaxation. To those people (usually without degrees) who keep attacking me and saying I cannot have done this, I offer you the chance to validate all of it. Now, the answer is that you can do something. Instead of engaging in an exercise designed to cut down tall poppies and to attack those who have done something, why not do something yourself? I will (and have in the past) helped others. I will do this for nearly anyone (none of us are not perfect and that includes me). There are ways that anyone can study these days. In fact, I am more than happy to help all I can to have people achieve this. Instead of attacking the character of others you see as frightening (and this really is what this is about), how about you spend the time doing a qualification yourself? Really, my email is public. I keep offering, instead of attacking the accomplishments of others, add to your own. I offer this and from time to time, people take me up on it. This is, I offer to help others improve their education. Not for money, not for fame, but as I want to have a better aware and education world. In this, I also benefit as a more educated (practically) world is one that will have fewer (though always some) issues and which could be more tolerant. Certification and membership numbers A limited subset of certifications I hold is listed below: CISSP # 47302 (ICS)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional ISSMP # 47302 (ICS)2 Information Systems Security – Management Professional ISSAP # 47302 (ICS)2 Information Systems Security – Architecture Professional CISA # 0542911 IS Audit and Control Association – Certified Information Systems Auditor CISM # 0300803 IS Audit and Control Association – Certified Information Security Manager CCE # 480 ISFCE – Certified Computer Examiner ISSPCS # 051 International Systems Security Professional Certification Scheme MCSA # 3062393 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator MCSE # 3062393 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE # 3062393 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Mail) MCSE # 3062393 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Security) MCDBA # 3062393 Microsoft Certified Database Administrator MIEEE # 87028913 Member IEEE AFAIM # PM133844 Associate Fellow Aust Inst. Management (lapsed now as I have been culling memberships – they cost too much to maintain) MACS # 3015822 Senior Member Aust Computer Society GIAC… NOT ALLL GSE-Compliance #0001 [Platinum] GIAC Security Compliance (GSE-Compliance) GSEC # 10506 [Gold] GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) GCIH # 06896 [Silver] GIAC Certified Incident Handler GCIA # 02913 [Silver] GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst GCFW # 01891 [Silver] GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst GCWN # 01234 [Silver] GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator GAWN # 00894 [Silver] GIAC Assessing Wireless Networks GCUX # 00587 [Silver] GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator GNET # GIAC .Net GSLC # GIAC Security Leadership Certification GHTQ # 00368 [Silver] GIAC Cutting Edge Hacking Techniques G7799 # 0039 [GOLD] GIAC Certified ISO-17799 Specialist (G7799) GCFA # 0265 [GOLD] GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA) GSNA # 0571 [GOLD] GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) GSAE # 00141 [Silver] GIAC Security Audit Essentials (GSAE) GLEG # 0006 [GOLD] GIAC Legal Issues (GLEG) GLEG Incorporates GIAC Business Law and Computer Security (GBLC) GLEG Incorporates GIAC Contracting for Data Security (GCDS) GLIT GLEG Incorporates GIAC Legal Issues in Information Technologies (GLIT) GLFR # 0016 GIAC Law of Fraud (GLFR) GREM # 0586 GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) GPCI # 0086 GIAC Payment Card Industry (GPCI) GSPA # 0101 GIAC Security Policy and Awareness (GSPA) GLDR # 0101 GIAC Leadership (GLDR) GWAS # 0535 GIAC Web Application Security (GWAS) GIPS # 0036 GIAC Intrusion Prevention (GIPS) SSP-MPA # 0416 Stay Sharp Program – Mastering Packet Analysis (SSP-MPA) SSP-GHD # 0246 Stay Sharp Program – Google Hacking and Defense (SSP-GHD) SSP-DRAP # 0171 Stay Sharp Program – Defeating Rogue Access Points (SSP-DRAP) Papers / Publications: Peer Reviewed Papers Right now, I have a further 8 papers in peer review. The following are all accepted and/or published. 2012 (Accepted) 1. Wright, C. (2012, February). Hacktivism, terror and the state: The Importance of Effectively Enforcing Cyber Security Legislation. Paper to be presented at the 10th Anniversary National Security Australia Conference. 2011 2. Wright, C. (2011, December) Who pays for a security violation? An assessment into the cost of lax security, negligence and risk, a glance into the looking glass. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering. . 3. Wright, C. (2011, December) Current issues and liability facing Internet Intermediaries. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering. 4. Wright, C. (2011, December) Criminal Specialization as a corollary of Rational Choice. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering. Wright, C. (2011, December) A preamble into aligning Systems engineering and Information security risk measures. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering. 5. Wright, C. & Via, T. (2011, December) Modeling System Audit as a Sequential test with Discovery as a Failure Time Endpoint. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering. 6. Wright, C. (2011) “Exploiting format Strings with Python” Hakin9 7. Wright, C. (2011) “More Exploits with Python” Hakin9 8. Wright, C. (2011, September)Of Black Swans, Platypii and Bunyips. The outlier and normal incident in risk management. Paper presented at CACS2011 Australia. 9. Wright, C. & Zia, T. (2011, July)Compliance or Security, what cost? (Poster)” Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy. 10. Wright, C. (2011) “A comparative study of attacks against Corporate IIS and Apache Web Servers” Sans Technology Inst, USA 11. Wright, C. (2011) “Rationally Opting for the Insecure Alternative: Negative Externalities and the Selection of Security Controls” Republished and extended Paper, Sans Technology Inst, USA 12. Wright, C. (2011) “Rationally Opting for the Insecure Alternative: Negative Externalities and the Selection of Security Controls” Republished and extended Paper, Sans Technology Inst, USA 13. Wright, C. & Zia T (2011)”Rationally Opting for the Insecure Alternative: Negative Externalities and the Selection of Security Controls” CISIS Spain 14. Wright, C. & Zia T (2011)”A Quantitative Analysis into the Economics of Correcting Software Bugs” CISIS Spain 2010 15. Wright, C. (2010) “Software, Vendors and Reputation: an analysis of the dilemma in creating secure software” Intrust 2010 China 16. Wright, C. & Zia T (2010) “The Economics of Developing Security Embedded Software” SecAU Australia 17. Wright, C. (2010) “The not so Mythical IDS Man-Month: Or Brooks and the rule of information security” ISSRE USA 18. Wright, C. (2010) “Packer Analysis Report – Debugging and unpacking the NsPack 3.4 and 3.7 packer.” Sans Technology Inst, USA 2009 19. Wright, C. (2009) “Effective Patch Management – Saving Time and Getting Better Security” MISTI USA 20. Wright, C. (2009) “Database Auditing” Testing Experience, Germany 21. Wright, C. (2009) “SaaS Security” MISTI USA 22. CISecurity (Multiple) (2009) CIS BIND Benchmarks” Centre For Internet Security, USA 2008 23. Wright C, Kleiman D & Sundhar R.S. (2008) “Overwriting Hard Drive Data: The Great Wiping Controversy” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer Berlin / Heidelberg) 24. Wright, C. (2008) “Detecting Hydan: Statistical Methods For Classifying The Use Of Hydan Based Stegonagraphy In Executable Files” Sans Technology Inst USA 25. Wright, C. (2008) “Using Neural Networks” Google 26. Wright, C. (2008) “Ensuring secure data transfer and data sharing” DQ Asia Pacific 27. Wright, C. (2008) “Record and Document Destruction in a Digital World” IT Security World, USA 28. Wright, C. (2008) “Managing Security in a Global Company” IT Security World, USA 29. Wright, C. (2008) “A Quick and Nasty overview of finding TrueCrypt Volumes” Sans Technology Institute 30. Wright, C. (2008) “Exploring Data Visualisation” Strategic Data Mining 31. Wright, C. (2008) “Statistical Methods to Determine the Authenticity of Data” CACS2008, Au 32. Wright, C. (2008) “Text Data Mining, the future of Digital Forensics” Hex Journal USA 33. Wright, C. (2008) “Compliance, law and Metrics: What you need to meet and how you prove it” SANS ACT 34. Wright, C. (2008) “Current Issues in DNS” Sans Technology Inst, USA 35. Wright, C. (2008) “Advanced Methods to Remotely Determine Application Versions” NS2008 LV, USA 36. Wright, C. (2008) “An in-depth review of the security features inherent in Firefox 3.0 Compared to IE 8.0” iDefense, USA 2007 37. Wright, C. (2007) “The Problem With Document Destruction” ITAudit, Vol 10. 10 Aug 2007, The IIA, USA 38. Wright, C. (2007) “Requirements for Record Keeping and Document Destruction in a Digital World” Sans Technology Inst, USA 39. Wright, C. (2007) “Electronic Contracting in an Insecure World” Sans Technology Inst, USA 40. Wright, C. (2007) “The Problem with Document Destruction” IRMA UK (Republished) 41. Wright, C. (2007) “Ethical Attacks miss the point!” System Control Journal ISACA 42. Wright, C. (2007) “Where Vulnerability Testing fails” System Control Journal ISACA 43. Wright, C. (2007) “Application, scope and limits of Letters of Indemnity in regards to the International Law of Trade” Internal Publication, BDO Aug 2007 44. Wright, C. (2007) “UCP 500, fizzle or bang” Internal Publication, BDO July 2007 2006 45. Wright, C. (2006) “Port Scanning A violation of Property rights” Hakin9 46. Wright, C. (2006) “A Taxonomy of Information Systems Audits, Assessments and Reviews” SANS Technology Inst USA 47. Wright, C. (2006) “RISK & Risk Management” 360 Security Summit AU 48. Wright, C. (2006) “A QUANTITATIVE TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF MALWARE AND VULNERABILITY TRENDS” Ruxcon AU 2005 49. Wright, C. (2005) “Analysis of a serial based digital voice recorder” Published 2006 SANS Technology Inst USA 50. Wright, C. (2005) “Implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) Training process” SANS Darling Harbour AU 51. Wright, C. (2005) “Beyond Vulnerability Scans — Security Considerations for Auditors” ITAudit, The IIA, USA 52. Wright, C. (2005) “PCI Payment Card Industry Facts” Retail Industry journal, July 2005 2001 53. Multiple Authors (1999) “Windows NT Security Step by Step” SANS Technology Inst USA 2000 54. Ashbury A & Wright, C. (2000) “DNS Security in Australia” Net Security, June 2000. 1999 55. Wright, C. (1999) “A Comparative analysis of Firewalls” in “The Internet Hot Sheet” ATT Sept 1999 Books / Book Chapters 1. Wright, C. (2008) “0123456789The IT Regulatory and Standards Compliance Handbook: How to Survive Information Systems Audit and Assessments0123456789” Syngress USA 2. Litchko, J; Lang, D; Hennell , C; Wright, C & Linden, M V (2011) ““0123456789Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP(R)-ISSMP(R) CBK0123456789” CRC Press, ISC2 USA 3. Kleiman, D; Wright, C; Varsalone, V& Clinton, T (2007) “0123456789The Official CHFI Study Guide0123456789” (Exam 312-49) (Paperback)” Syngress, USA 2007 This book is used as a text for ITE-513 at Charles Sturt University 4. Multiple Authors (2009) “0123456789Cisco Router and Switch Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Network Activity0123456789”, Syngress Press 5. Multiple Authors (2009) “0123456789Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense0123456789”, Syngress Press 6. Multiple Authors (2008) “0123456789Check Point NGX R65 Security0123456789” Syngress, USA This book is used as a text at Charles Sturt University 7. Multiple Authors (2008) “0123456789Mobile Malicious Code0123456789” Syngress, USA 8. Multiple Authors (2008) “0123456789Best Forensic Book0123456789” Syngress, USA In 2012 the following book will be published by Taylor Francis Academic press: SCADA Security. I am the author of the Forensic chapter Chapter 16: Forensics Management
These guys are spamming the forum with offers of cheap bitcoins. The obvious question is who in their right mind would sell way below market price? This is a long-running scam in the Second Life Linden Dollar world (another virtual currency which converts to fiat). They spammed the forums with offers of an exchange rate too good to be true, collect your credit card info, then steal your money and don't deliver a thing. Fortunately, bitcoin allows a method to prove they own coins to sell. Ask them to send you a message signed with their private key, and their public address. If the message can be decoded with their address, they have proved they own the account, and you can check the balance and transaction history. Of course, they won't be able to do this, because it's a scam, but in general bitcoin allows you to check up on sellers, and this is a very useful feature. Edit: fixed text to read "signed with their private key"
25 AUD or 2500 JPY minimum, with 25 AUD or 2500 JPY max tip
2 weeks of conversation and planning
I can make a company, service, or product logo that is free to use and reuse commercially. Samples of my previous work are available here. Depending on how complex the logo should be, I should be able to complete it in two weeks or sooner.
Color coordination or specified color scheme (with Pantone numbers)
Optional: Horizontal, square, vertical, and icon versions
Optional: Business card concepts
I will export the logo as PNGs at any size, as well as an SVG file. While PNG files are standard image files readable on any device, SVG files are vector files, making them easily editable, infinitely scalable, and Illustrator compatible. According to DesignQuote’s HowMuchDoesALogoCost.com, this kind of work will typically set you back about $1000 for a student or offshore designer all in all. I'm doing it for at least 25 Australian Dollars or 2500 yen (whichever is cheaper at the time), with a maximum pay-for-what-you-like of up to 25 AUD or 2500 JPY more.
I have a wealth of volunteer graphic design experience, giving me an edge over typical people who want something designed. I took a course on color coordination at a university while in high school, and my free fonts have been downloaded a total of 497711 times as of 2017-12-25. For something more playful, I have a host of osu! skins available online.
Why the price?
I’m a hobbyist
Logo design is my hobby, not my day job. And let’s face it, a casual isn’t enough for all purposes, but hopefully it’ll be much, much better than what the average person with an idea for a company, service, or product can produce. You’ll be the judge.
My tools are free software
I don’t use Photoshop or Illustrator for my logo designs, but Inkscape, a free vector graphics editor. But just because the software is free, it doesn’t mean I can’t make great designs with it. In fact, the years of design experience should show.
I can’t do 3D computer graphics
That being said, the closest thing to 3D computer graphics I’ve made is modeling buildings on SketchUp in high school introductory architecture class. That's not to say I can't make logos that pop out, though.
I can't make animated logos
While I have experience in After Effects, putting enough time to make an animated logo would probably be outside the scope of a hobby.
Methods of payment
Since I'm still 18, and PayPal Japan won't let me accept payments until I'm 20, here are some methods of payment you can use:
A guide to using Silk Road, specifically for /r/UKtrees
Hey all, I’ve seen a few posts on here asking about using Silk Road to purchase trees. I’m not an expert, but I have used it successfully a few times now, so I figured I’d write a guide to help anyone out. 1. Getting on Silk Road. Silk Road exists on what is commonly referred to as the ‘Hidden internet’, or ‘Deep Web’; Websites on the hidden internet are not indexed and thus not accessible by regular search engines or DNS lookups. You can do more research on this if you want - to be perfectly honest, I don’t understand it entirely - but you don’t need to. To access Silk Road and the rest of the Hidden Internet, you need to download a piece of Software, called Tor. This software allows you access hidden websites via a regular browser window. Just head to Tor’s Website and click the download. Once the files are downloaded, unzip and click Start Tor. To head to Silk Road, enter the following address silkroadvb5piz3r.onion You’ll need to make an account, this is pretty straight forward. (Make sure you remember your pin. You don’t need it when logging in, but you do need it when confirming transactions. Also, your pin doesn’t actually have to be a ‘pin’, mine is just another regular password) Note: Due to the nature of the Onion network/service, it’s quite slow. And a busy site like Silk Road can be even slower. So, it may be that you have trouble connecting. If it doesn’t work, hit refresh a couple of times, and then just try again later. I usually have better luck in the morning 9pm-12pm and late evening 10pm-4am 2. Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a decentralised peer 2 peer based currency. Essentially, it’s an untraceable and anonymous currency. Purchasing Bitcoin can be a little tricky, there are a number of ways to do it. There are exchanges such as MTgox and Intersango, and many direct Bitcoin purchasing sites such as Bitstamp, and BitInstant. The problem with many of these sites is they operate outside of the UK, and as such getting money into them can be tricky. They tend not to accept debit credit cards, and often require bank transfers via IBAN. However, banks will often charge you a fee for using IBAN (I know Natwest charges £10). These websites will allow you to deposit money into your account, and then place orders to convert that money into Bitcoin. Other easier websites are Virwox, and Block Chain. With Virwox, you first need to convert currency into Linden Dollars (SLL) (a currency used in the game Second Life) then into Bitcoins. However, Virwox does not allow for fractions of bitcoins, which means you can easily end up being just shy of a full bitcoin and having ‘worthless’ SLL. One nice thing about Virwox is that they accept UKash vouchers. So if you want no trace of your purchases, you can go buy UKash vouchers at any Paypoint and then deposit those. Block Chain used to only be depositable via Barclay’s Pingit, but has since opened up regular bank transfers, I found this worked really well the last time I used it, so I’d recommend it. You can also buy bitcoins in person by searching on Local bitcoin. In addition, there are also people selling Bitcoins on Ebay, but very overpriced, so I wouldn’t recommend that. There are a tonne of places to buy bitcoin, some accept cash/cheques in the mail as well. You can always find more by googling. 3. The purchasing process. You need to send your purchased Bitcoins to your SR account, you can find your bitcoin address under ‘Account’ at the top of the screen. It can take a few hours for the transfer to take place. Once in your account, you’re ready to purchase, simply find whatever it is you wish to buy, click add to cart, and then head to the checkout. Select a postage method for your items and click go to confirm the postage. Now, you need to input your address and your pin. Now, you might have heard of PGP encryption by this point, it’s a form of public/private key encryption used on SR to protect the addresses of its users. For this, I’m just going to steal mr_kyitty’s guide from this thread.
Get gpg4win, install, and open 'GPA'
Now you need to make your own key. Go to Keys>New Key, and follow the prompts. Use a fake name/e-mail. Before entering a passcode, write it out (the longer the passcode, the better, and you have to enter it every time you encrypt something). Once that's done, you have your own key.
Import the seller key from the seller page. To do this, copy the public key from the page, paste it into a blank notepad file, and save the file. Then click 'Import' in GPA and load that file. You now have that seller's public key.
To encrypt your address, open the clipboard in GPA and type in your address. Click encrypt, select the seller's public key, and in the lower box, check "sign" and select your own key. Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode. Once complete, copy the block from the clipboard and paste it into the address box on the shopping cart page.
I’d like to add, that you don’t need to ‘sign’ the encryption. What this does is allows the seller to verify that you are the actual sender of the message. However, I’d argue this isn’t entirely necessary, as it will also require you to post your public key somewhere. Click to confirm the transaction, and that’s the order placed. It will now show up under your ‘orders’ section. You’ll notice an option to ‘finalize’. Silk Road uses escrow, i.e. they hold your money when you place an order, and when the order is confirmed to have gone through (after x days) the money will be sent to the vendor. You can Finalise early, by clicking the finalise button and sending them their payment. It’s common courtesy to do this once your item has arrived. If an issue arises, you can click resolve, and attempt to claim a refund/resolve the issue. I don’t have any experience with this so I’d recommend you search /silkroad for advice if you need assistance on resolving a matter. Some vendors might ask you to finalise early before they will send your order. Now, this is actually against Silk Road policy, but its common for vendors to ask for this from first time buyers. Personally, I would say just don’t do it. You never know what’s going to happen. But generally speaking, a vendor's reputation is probably worth more than your particular order, so the risk of being 'ripped off' is low. Still, I wouldn't recommend it. 4. Additional Comments Do I recommend it for weed? I started using SR Last year after I moved back home from Uni, because I no longer had a dealer. Personally, if I had a choice, I would choose to buy from a dealer every time. SR is a lot of hassle, so I wouldn’t recommend it for your general Eighth or quarter, unless you have no other connection (as is unfortunately the situation for me). However, there are a variety of strains and products available, ranging from hashes to oils to edibles, so some of you might like to have those options. In terms of price, I’d say it’s fair. A lot of Weed vendors will have a standard strain that they’ll sell for a (roughly) standard £20/eighth. You will generally be spending a little more given the nature of the process. Is it risky? In terms of general legal risk, you can't control what people send to you. If there's no record of you having bought it (Which there isn't, buying bitcoins is not a crime) then you should be fine. In terms of 'Will I get scammed risk' - it's just like ebay, people value their reputation. Buy from high repped vendors, and you should be fine. Anyway, that’s all folks, I hope you’ve found this helpful. If you have any questions, leave a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you out. Also, if any other more experienced SR users have noticed any mistakes or things I should alter in this guide, please leave a comment and let me know, and I’ll make the necessary amendments. And here are some other great subreddits which you may also find useful. /SilkRoad - For everything Silk Road. /Bitcoin - For everything Bitcoin. /onions - For everything hidden internet.
I was considering buying a graphics card to mine (I have intergrated NVIDIA graphics, no CUDA support). I figured, if I am shelling out the cash for a graphics card, why not buy DOGE directly? If only it were that easy, shibe, if only it were that easy. Here is my story of the past 2 hours. Hopefully my post will help you learn what does not work. coinbase: my bank account did not support "instant verification" so now I am waiting for the verification transfer, supposed to take 2 business days. Waited for 2 weeks before and it never came . . . I will be more vigilant about customer support this time. localbitcoins: no one wants to meet and sell for cash in my area (same w craigslist). Other than meeting in person, I don't really understand the online transfers behind localbitcoins. dogefordollars: it's closed buydogefrom.us: apparently out of dogecoin bitstamp: requires bank transfer. I will stick to coinbase for the time being. justcoin: requires bank transfer. seems reputable though. virwox: seemed encouraging because they took credit/debit card. requires purchase of Second Life Linden dollars, but I am willing to do that. However, credit/debit deposit requires deposit through ANOTHER service called Skrill, at which point I say why bother. /dogemarket: haven't tried it, but half the posts there are about scams, which does not inspire confidence on my part. Plus, I would like to avoid PayPal, which appears to be their primary method of payment. I am a software developer and consider myself a technical person. I am trying to be somewhat private and secure about this whole process, which I suspect may be making the process much slower and more difficult than it would be otherwise. Can anyone confirm or deny? Is buying cryptocurrency really this annoying? I guess the difficulty of transferring USD is one of the reasons why Dogecoin and Bitcoin are good ideas in the first place.
One method to buy bitcoin with fiat is first to buy Second Life Linden (SLL) with Paypal, and then to use the Virwox exchange to convert the SLL to bitcoin. Some people say that they have used this method several times with no problems, but others are furious that Virwox scammed them out of their money when they tried to withdraw their bitcoins in the final step. (Have a look at these reviews of the service; they are mostly bad.) I have some questions about this:
Is there any way to predict who is likely to be successful in this process and who is likely to get ripped off? For example, does it help to have a reasonably old Second Life account?
Virwox is an official Linden Dollar Authorized Reseller, and the terms and conditions of this arrangement prohibit them from selling things of value in exchange for SLL. So why are they even allowed to sell BTC in exchange for SLL?
Given that Virwox is somehow allowed to sell BTC for SLL in this way, why do they appear to have no competition? Why doesn't a US company start doing what Virwox claims to be able to do, but do it reliably instead? (Virwox is based in Austria.)
I would probably use this service to buy BTC if it didn't have so many extremely negative reviews. This process can also be used in reverse to convert BTC to SLL, and then to convert SLL to Paypal, and in contrast, that seems to be reliable. If anyone has any insight into these matters, I'm very interested to hear it.
I have been trying to find ways to make Linden dollars with SecondLife. Tried Goldhunt and Magic Fishing and all that stuff. Seems like it just takes too long. That's when I found StuffPoints Ways To Earn with StuffPoints: You can fill out surveys, watch videos, click ads, fill out polls, Install Apps, participate in Fanaru.com. (More on that Later) Points System: StuffPoints is just like Perk TV. 1000 Points is equal to a 1 dollar. When Swagbucks is 100 points is 1 dollar. Sounds like rip off right? Well not so fast. The same offers in Swagbucks that give you 1 points for instance will give you 10 in StuffPoints. So in the end its the same. Notable Payouts Minimums: StuffPoints reward options much like Swagbucks is many. So I am just going to mention the ones that got my attention. Linden Dollars 5 Points (10 points = 0.01 US Dollars). Rewards Instantly. Also Bitcoin$2.00 ,Amazon $5.00, DogeCoin $10.00( Only reward site I have found that rewards in DogeCoin), and Paypal 25.00. Only legit GPT site I have found that pays in Lindon Dollars Fanaru: TV and Movie fan site that links to your StuffPoints Account. Everyday you will get 10 Stuffpoints each for checking in to a fan club, taking a trivia quiz and voting in a poll. Also get Stuffpoints for uploading a picture to a fan club, to make new polls, ask new questions, and add more videos. Earning on Fanaru goes up as your level goes up. Your level is based on how active you are you don't have to invest any money into it. Install Apps: Install for around 100-200 points per app you install on your phone. Daily Surveys: Surveys pay around 450-700 points. Daily Bonus Bar: When you earn 500 Stuffpoints in a day you will get 50 Stuff points as a bonus for free! Referrals Refer your friends and get a 15 percent referral bonus for life. SIGN UP HERE
My stuffpoints review: Yet another site for Gift cards, paypal, game gift cards etc.
UPDATE This site doesn't work currently. I have myself been at very low points, and from what I have heard and asked around, even the members aren't happy. The site is understaffed, there is no support, no cashout, no stocks of gift cards, and its sister site fanaru where users could get hundreds of points daily is also waste now. I spent like about a month here, and am nowhere near redemption. Also, I don't get any points from referrals - I see I have referrals, I see them completing activities - but I don't get there 15% points. I am now using appkarma for that Google Play Gift Card, Ref Link (you get 300 points from using ref link), or you can directly download the app from playstore as non-ref (you can enter my code 'asana' for 300 points later on). I'll let you guys know if there is any problem with this, but so far I have read good reviews at reddit, and the app seems working for me all right. UPDATE 2 It's official - the site no longer works. OLD POST Ref Link | Non Ref Link Most people join this site for free linden ( i don't know what that is), but I joined specifically for Google Play gift cards (google opinion rewards isn't available in my country and i hate installing apps to my phone), and out of all other sites i use (swagbucks, survey sites etc.), only this one provided google play gift cards. (If you have any other site that gives me this, please comment that site below, i'll signup under you :) ). So currently, I make points by visiting some pages, and doing some polls on its sister site fanaru, and sometimes by finishing tasks. There are a lot of tasks that you can do, matomy, superrewards etc. etc., and you can also do Crowdflower tasks for points. The list of things you can do for points is:
Visit sister sites like fanaru
Enter some sweepstakes
Gift cards include:
Second Life Linden
etc. etc. (i wrote the main ones here)
Conversion rate: 1000 points = $1. (For comparison with other sites : 1 daily survey is for 500 points here, and there are at least 2-3 surveys on my main page everyday). Ref Link | Non Ref Link I just want that google play gift card, so I'd be really happy if you sign up under me! And yes, this is like other sites, where it is really good if you're from America / Europe coz most of the offers and tasks are the same that I see on swagbucks, like crowdflower, and those free video watching offers etc. , so if swagbucks works well in your country, this one may too.
So I know a lot of people have been asking about this (and so was I) so I finally found a way to buy Bitcoins with PayPal. The whole idea is to circumvent the direct purchase of BTC with Paypal with buying SLL (Second Life Lindens) and then exchanging them for BTC. You can find the original post on my Facebook notes here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ofir-beigel/buying-bitcoins-with-paypal-or-with-a-credit-card/10151639487083203 If you want a short rundown of how it's done then here's the deal: IMPORTANT: This process hold within it more transaction fees than usual. This may still be a valid solution since the soaring numbers of BTC compensate for this. It's important for you to be aware of the different transaction fees. Step 1: Go to VirWox. VirWox is an exchange of virtual currency, you can buy there Lindens, Bitcoins, and more... Step 2: Open a free account Click on the "not registered yet" to open up a new account. Step 3: Fill out our personal details Fill out your username and email address. Where it asks for "avatar name" just fill out any name you like it doesn't matter, since you're not going to play Second Life. Continue filling out all of the personal details and click "register". Step 4: Activate your account Once you clicked "register" you will get an email confirmation with an initial password. Open the email and log into VirWox with your initial password. Step 5: IMPORTANT!!! Change your password! After clicking the confirmation link it is advised you change you password as shown below since you will be transferring money through this site. Do not worry about the message saying "Your avatar connection has not been validated yet" - it is irrelevant. Step 6: Fund your account through PayPal Click on deposit on the left side and choose PayPal Express. Fund the account with how many USD you'd like. Note: From now on for each transaction you will make there will be a fee - make sure you are aware of the relevant deposit and withdrawal fees Step 7: Buy SLL with USD Go to Exchange->USD/SLL on the left side. You can also go to any other currency you'd like. Buy SLL (which mean Second Life Lindens) . We will later on exchange these SLL to Bitcoins. Note: If you haven't made a deposit yet you will get the screen shown above requestion you to deposit before you buy SLL. Step 8: Buy BTC with SLL Once you have SLL in your account, go to the BTC/SLL and buy Bitcoins with your SLL. Step 9: Withdraw your Bitcoins Choose "Withdraw" on the left side and send the Bitcoins to your wallet.
Just wondering how many of you used virtual currency pre bitcoin? I used to use egold which was backed by real gold before it was shut down. Also used linden dollars on second life there were even independent banks where you could cash out for real cash before independent banks were banned. People had casinos as well.
The kind of thing i am imagining is a game like minecraft or EVE that uses bitcoin as a sort of in game currency players could acquire. Just like linden dollars (second life) or entropy dollars. Sense bitcoins can be broken down to a million decimal places, its possible to support an entire ingame economy with just a few coins. I think it would be cool to reward players with real value and also it would be great for the bitcoin economy i would think. Anyone heard of any games that might be doing something like this.
Earlier today I read an article/how to on using Second Life Lindens to buy Bitcoins from common markets in Second Life. After an hour I can not find what I saw or where these traders can be located. I know nothing about SL and this was a pretty good walk through of what to do once you set up SL. Any one know what I'm talking about?
Since there are plenty of exchanges that will convert Bitcoin to USD, using Second Life to convert Bitcoin to Lindens then Lindens to USD can be considered mondey laundering. Linden Dollars are not a legal/real currency. There are an ingame token used for the buying and selling of virtual content. You can buy these tokens with US Dollars, and can also sell those tokens to others for US Dollars ... Second life lindens to bitcoin. Der Bitcoin Preis ist um mehr bitcoin disappear after installing bitcoin abc als 3 % gestiegen und bitcoin cash network upgrade hat den wie komme ich an mein geld bei bitcoin Widerstand von ethos bitcoin 9.200 USD gebrochen. Ethereum geht in electrum bitcoin ubuntu Richtung USD 200 zurück und XRP ist um mehr als 2 % gesunken. Numeraire (NMR) erholte sich um ... Linden Lab reports that the Second Life economy generated US$3,596,674 in economic activity during the month of September 2005, and as of September 2006 Second Life was reported to have a GDP of $64 Million. In 2009 the total size of the Second Life economy grew 65% to US$567 million, about 25% of the entire U.S. virtual goods market. Gross Resident Earnings are $55 million US Dollars in 2009 ... Second Life used to pay basic users a stipend of L$50 a week simply for logging in. Not having used it in years, I was pleasantly surprised to find over L$5,000 Linden dollars sitting in my ... Welcome to Second Life. You'll find that SL is more experience than game. I would elaborate, but was advised to just leave it at that. It's not a game. You will find that it has a fairly high learning curve at first. I would suggest getting to know your avatar at first. Pay attention to it and build it to your liking. Learn the different ways ...
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