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I may be slow to the party, but I just got email from World Bitcoin Exchange/Intersango
Dear Clients, Effective immediately World Bitcoin Exchange (WBX) will be shutting down trading / deposits and returning all client funds. Due to increasing fraudulent transactions on our accounts, WBX can not operate in it's current capacity. Combined with multiple bank account closures, we have deemed the best course of action is to halt trading.
Transferwise no longer accepting payment transfers to exchanges
http://transferwise.com/blog/2013-04/notice-to-bitcoin-users-april-2013 Transferwise, a popular service allowing UK bitcoin users to send bank funds to bitcoin exchanges, has announced they will no longer process such transfers edit: Notice to Bitcoin users - April 2013 As you may have noticed, we stopped processing transfers to Bitcoin exchanges this week. We’re very sorry. In many respects it breaks our heart to have taken this step (we’re a firm that champions financial innovation after all), but our banking providers are not comfortable with Bitcoin and want us to restrict payments to these firms. This is happening everywhere - notably Bitfloor and Bitcoin-24 shut themselves down recently.... [read more using link above]
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.
2 BTC Reward to whoever can find my lost bitcoins! Withdrawn in 2011 from Mt.Gox to another online account I own... Now I can't find them.
BOUNTY OF 2BTC TO ANYONE THAT CAN FIND THESE BITCOINS! Back in 2011 I casually bought ~20 bitcoins, just because I was interested in them and wanted to see what they did. Shortly after, the bubble burst and they plummeted in value. I transferred them out of Mt.Gox into another exchange, and forgot about them... chalking it up to a waste. OBVIOUSLY, that isn't the case. Fast forward two years, and bitcoin is proving to be the future of e-currency as we know it. I go to check on my bitcoins, and unfortunately I seriously CANNOT remember the name of the website I transferred the funds to. I have an address they were withdrawn to, a date, and nothing more. Is there any way I can find out what site it was? I posed this question a few months ago without any answers. A little help was offered, but it proved fruitless. I'm hoping the coins are not lost forever. Sigh...
8/15/2011 23:45 Withdraw Bitcoin withdraw to 1NC7smnWpxe1w5R9y9rrStGGZhPh5QkYJA 15.975 8/19/2011 10:15 Withdraw Bitcoin withdraw to 1NC7smnWpxe1w5R9y9rrStGGZhPh5QkYJA 4.45
I have some major questions about the Mt. Gox to Coinlab transition process which can be divided into three main areas. 1.) Technology transition 2.) Business transition 3.) Legal transition Technology transition: Are you guys writing your own code, website, etc. to perform bitcoin exchanges between people? Or are you using Mt. Gox's code? Or is Mt. Gox still hosting the technology side with only the logo change? If you are using Mt. Gox's code I feel like your programmers won't be intimate with all of the code. Remember when Bitcoinica transferred to Intersango? They gave a Ruby website to non-Ruby developers which led to unprecedented chaos. CHAOS. If Mt. Gox is hosting all of the technology side then I imagine there will be problems since the team is split into two different hemispheres. If you are writing your code from scratch it will be untested. What language are you using? Can you describe some of your coding practices? Database? Are you using the Amazon cloud? The cloud is known for going down (Coinbase uses the Amazon cloud and it goes down from time to time. Who knows how Coinbase runs the qt client in the cloud or if they run multiple instances of the qt client to get it to scale.) Business transition: Mt. Gox has a team of at least four people, and I know they hired some more to handle the volume. What kind of team do you have in place? Will your site still be able to handle Dwolla, bank transfer, etc. types of transactions? Mt. Gox was hacked because the original founder leaked his access to hackers. Will you give access to Mark? How is the GPU processing going or are you pivoting to this new business model? How many businesses can you run at once with the funding that you have? "Wall Street" was mentioned to handle high-net worth individuals. What kind of progress have been made here? Are we talking about a Nasdaq ticker or a fund of some sort? Legal transition: For verified users, Mt. Gox has all of our documents. How will this be handled? Will you report all trades to the IRS? Or, will you consider Bitcoin a commodity? How do you deal traded coins vs mined coins in terms of taxes? If the gov't has a warrant for info on an individual how will you deal with this? It seems like you would have no choice but to comply with the gov't or risk going to jail. What if the president makes bitcoins illegal (as was done with gold in the 1930s). Sorry if there are so many questions...because there are. :P
Does anyone know of anywhere I can exchange cash for bitcoin? So far the only methods I have see to get bitcoin are through sites like bitstamp and intersango where you have to use a SEPA tansfer from a bank whick is awkward.
In the wake of the recent Bank blacklist debacle, and Amagi metals bank problems, I'm just wondering how many people have found, received or indeed asked for official guidance from their bank on how it treats Bitcoin related transaction? I've previously made 3 transactions:
Direct deposit to Intersango, who promptly stopped accepting UK bank transfers.
Deposit via Transferwise, who subsequently stopped dealing with Bitcoin exchanges.
Deposit via Currencyfair, who subsequentyl stopped dealing with Bitcoin exchanges...
So before I try again with a direct transfer to Bitstamp I figured I'd ask my bank (HSBC) if they have an official policy on Bitcoins and if this sort of transaction will be treated any differently to any other. I'll update here when/if they respond.
Suggestions to look for old coins. File extensions etc
I was quite into bitcoin 'back in the day'. Bought and sold. Did a bit of mining early on. Sold the last of my holdings of 200+ coins for roughly £1600 at what I considered a decent 'price peak'. Yes, I'm an short sighted arsehole, but I was doing my PhD at the time and I was poor, short of cash for rent and food. Doesn't make bitcoin price news less painful of course. Anyway, fast forward 4 or 5 years to now and it's quite likely that amounts of coins I considered pretty insignificant at the time are worth looking for. I had maybe a thousand at peak so there's a good chance some 'change' is still in a wallet. I've got lots of old boxes knocking about. I've searched for wallet.dat files; any other suggestions? Any early exchanges that are still around that people could jog my memory about? I used intersango but they're obviously long gone. Probably gox too. Can't remember any others.
Just released an open source Java library for interacting with Bitcoin exchange APIs and want to get the word out.
The project is called XChange and the code can be found on Github. So far it provides support for:
MtGox Bitcoin Exchange (public, no authentication) polling market data (ticker, depth, trades, etc.)
MtGox Bitcoin Exchange (private, authentication required) polling trade data (account info, place market order, limit order, cancel order open orders, etc.)
We plan on adding MtGox streaming public market data and private account data next, followed by Intersango, and InteractiveBrokers, a traditional financial broker of stocks, forex, etc. See Milestones for more details. Someone left a feature request today, asking for hooks into the Bitcoin Charts Ticker API, which we'll probably add soon. XChange has already been integrated into Multibit, showing near-real-time ticker data from MtGox directly in the client. Any criticisms/thoughts?
2 BTC Reward to whoever can find my lost bitcoins! That's $400 and growing... Details inside.
BOUNTY OF 2BTC TO ANYONE THAT CAN FIND THESE BITCOINS! This is a follow up post to THIS one that I started a little over a week ago. Activity on that thread died, so I'm reviving it here. . There is a VERY HIGH possibility that the coins are in an old Tradehill account. I've had zero luck hearing from Jered Kenna via a bitcointalk PM, [email protected], and [email protected]. If anyone has a way to get his attention to this thread or a way to contact him, it would help immensely. If the coins turn out to be in the Tradehill account, I will split the reward with the person who suggested Tradehill in the first thread, and the person who gets me in contact with Jered. Right now Bitcoins are trading at $200usd, so that's a pretty nice reward. . It seems that the coins were transferred from 1NC7smnWpxe1w5R9y9rrStGGZhPh5QkYJA to 1LnArZXAJuZWzPjtP6NZUYLd8hjHUA5UDD, and from there they went to 1A38hcTaAP6zZXkCs1e75QDS7SLaYoPft6 in THIS transaction. From there, it's hard to tell... 1KQM6trPRWU3gyywDwoQoHTvjEYpfq9GSs has 10 coins waiting to be retrieved. The rest I'm unsure about. HERE is a nice visualization of the path. . Here's the backstory: . Back in 2011 I casually bought ~20 bitcoins, just because I was interested in them and wanted to see what they did. Shortly after, the bubble burst and they plummeted in value. I transferred them out of Mt.Gox into another exchange, and forgot about them... chalking it up to a waste. OBVIOUSLY, that isn't the case. . Fast forward two years, and bitcoin is proving to be the future of e-currency as we know it. I go to check on my bitcoins, and unfortunately I seriously CANNOT remember the name of the website I transferred the funds to. I have an address they were withdrawn to, a date, and nothing more. Is there any way I can find out what site it was? . I posed this question a few months ago without any answers. A little help was offered, but it proved fruitless. I'm hoping the coins are not lost forever. Sigh... . Here is the information copied from my MtGox history:
8/15/2011 23:45 Withdraw Bitcoin withdraw to 1NC7smnWpxe1w5R9y9rrStGGZhPh5QkYJA 15.975 8/19/2011 10:15 Withdraw Bitcoin withdraw to 1NC7smnWpxe1w5R9y9rrStGGZhPh5QkYJA 4.45
I've got €500 tied up in bitcoins over at Intersango that I may never see again, and now Mt. Gox is getting a bad reputation so... Where do people with Euros buy bitcoins these days? I checked out BTC-e, but they appear to require a minimum €2000 deposit, which given my past experiences with the aforementioned, I'm not keen on trusting any exchange with that much money.
I have a bitcoin, mined years back as a naiive waif who gave up after the first, which I'd like to sell now... and it seems actually really difficult to do for a price where the exchange doesn't take fifty quid... any ideas? intersango has closed, and localbitcoins.com takes a big cut...my two bank accounts aren't compatible with bitbargain... to be honest the difficulty I'm having in selling is the main reason I want to... anyone here want to buy?
45% exchange failure rate; Media thinks this one is the "end of bitcoin". It will be forgotten in two weeks.
The second biggest bitcoin exchange has failed multiple times in the history of bitcoin (tradehill, intersango). The biggest wallet service has also failed before (mybitcoin). This hasn't stopped bitcoin from being the best performing asset class each of the last few years. For some reason, the press has decided that the failure of the third biggest exchange signals "the end of bitcoin", as if we haven't heard this before. Everyone has just forgotten about it a couple weeks later every time this has happened. Business failure rates are always super high in new unregulated markets with very low barriers to entry. It's just total amateur hour when anyone can throw up a website and instantly be in business. It forces users to do more research on who to trust, instead of just sending money out to anyone with a website. As the ecosystem matures, the amateurs get cleared away and replaced by more reputable players, but there are still a bunch of exchanges run by amateurs. For example, Btc-E is run by anonymous Russians. If you send money to them, you deserve to lose it. They too will eventually be cleared out of the way and replaced by a reputable company, and the media will run stories about how many idiots lost money after they scam everyone. Keep calm and carry on as bitcoin continues its rise to 30k+ per coin. http://www.coindesk.com/45-percent-of-bitcoin-exchanges-fail-study-finds/
So now the bubble has burst, I'm in the market to buy Bitcoins. Trouble is, I'm based in the UK and it's so damn hard to get any over here. I used to use Intersango but they no longer operate in the UK. Anyone know any good exchanges that take GBP? Or the best way to get UK money into a foreign exchange without taking too much of a hit?
Still not sure after researching... Can someone explain (ELI5) to me how to anonymously buy/use bitcoins?
God I feel stupid. Can someone ELI5 me? I understand the concepts of instawallet, tumbling, and BTC exchangers. What I understand so far:
I should pick a BTC exchanger that will allow me to buy bitcoin without an ID via direct cash deposit.
After the deposit, the exchanger will deposit bitcoin to my instawallet.
Tumble to increase anonymity of my bitcoins.
Transfer my bitcoins to my SR account.
Now, I have bunch of gaps in my understanding in terms of which sites / services to use and avoid for buying and transferring my bitcoins. Also, how to effectively tumble my bitcoins. Lastly, do I need to be using Tor when I'm using some of these services? I have heard bad things about exchangers like intersango and Mtgox, so which exchanger do you guys recommend?
mrcdBRL (Mercado Bitcoin) CAD . localbtcCAD (LocalBitcoins) hodlCAD (Hodl Hodl) mtgoxCAD (Mt. Gox) virtexCAD (Canadian Virtual Exchange) CHF . localbtcCHF (LocalBitcoins) hodlCHF (Hodl Hodl) mtgoxCHF (Mt. Gox) CNY . anxhkCNY (Asia Nexgen) hodlCNY (Hodl Hodl) btcnCNY (BTC China) mtgoxCNY (Mt. Gox) CZK . localbtcCZK (LocalBitcoins) hodlCZK (Hodl Bitcoin Forum Bitcoin Stack Exchange Bitcoin Magazine. Download Bitcoin Core. Bitcoin Core is the backbone of the Bitcoin network. Almost all Bitcoin wallets rely on Bitcoin Core in one way or another. If you have a fairly powerful computer that is almost always online, you can help the network by running Bitcoin Core. Britcoin was the first UK exchange offering GBP trading (BTC/GBP). As of August 2011, Britcoin is now named Intersango.Their deposit bank accounts have changed to represent this new change. Traders add funds (GBP or BTC) to the site and then place orders to buy and sell. In the UK, banks are free to discontinue providing a banking relationship with certain customers. Metro Bank chose to do so with Intersango. They now have no bank in the UK, and there is very little trading on their BTC/GBP market since the August 30th action as there are no methods for moving GBPs in or out... There have been no mentions that I've seen of this being resolved anytime soon. Intersango - Intersango was a no-fee exchange offering multiple trading markets for bitcoins and multiple currencies, operated by Bitcoin Consultancy. This exchange was launched on July 6, 2011
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