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Something Awful on the Bitcoin Crash "How idiotic can you be? Converting your life savings to a trendy nerd currency less dependable than Linden dollars? Are you a lunatic, or was the promise of a new tax-free future living out of your bug-out bag too much to ignore?"
07-20 20:33 - 'This is false. It was Linden dollars or whatever it's called and nowhere near this amount. / I wonder how many times this needs to be explained before peolle will stop posting this crap.' by /u/TheVegan- removed from /r/Bitcoin within 0-4min
The last time I bought bitcoin it was like performing a death defying circus act. Had to transfer money to VirWOX, buy Linden dollars, then transfer to Bitcoin. But that was about 5 years ago. What are the places switched on folks here use now to buy/sell bitcoin in NZ?
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?
I've spent my entire life around computers. Born in '94 to young parents, my father is a networking engineer. For as long as I can remember, I've had a computer. I had internet access long before I could even make use of the Internet. I've been programming computers since I was 9 and have been doing it as my career since I graduated high school. Technology and the internet are ingrained into almost all aspects of my lifestyle. Sometime during my sophomore year of high school (2010-2011), I first heard about Bitcoin and got hooked immediately. It wasn't the money aspect, it was just a cool little software project. The idea of this trust between people who did not trust each other was really, really cool. That principle alone really changed the software that I work on even to this day. Over the next few years, I would always watch the price of bitcoin and enjoyed the rises and falls. It was pretty cool seeing this technology do something. Being ~16 years old at the time, I didn't have a ton of money to spend on amassing crypto. I'd buy a little here and there but would usually spend it on reddit tips and online blackjack. Besides, it was a real hassle to get it, having to buy LindenDollars (hahaha) as an intermediate to buying bitcoin. Regardless of the fact that I felt I knew what bitcoin could be, my father, a well-educated man of technology, did not believe in it. He dismissed it as a bubble and I, acknowledging my lack of experience in the world, heeded his advice. Despite not spending money, I certainly didn't leave the crypto community. I worked on all sorts of stuff crypto related, primarily mining operations (Until the ACICs came along). At one point I was operating the servers for the largest Reddcoin mining pool (It wasn't that big). These projects would net me bitcoins here and there, but I usually spent them. The money was more of a novelty and a perk than anything, but it kept my bitcoin appetite suppressed without me actually needing to put my "real money" into the system. The game changed in late 2013. When we broke $1000, I was amazed. I mean, I always knew this would happen, but here it was right in front of me. It was at this point that I started to look at cryptocurrency as something that had extended beyond the little communities I was in online. At this point, I began to put "serious" money into bitcoin. A few hundred dollars here and there, but I usually didn't hesitate to spend it if I needed some cash or saw something cool. It was still "cool tech", now it just happened to be "cool tech worth some money". Over the years, I've never amassed another full bitcoin at any one point in time. Not that it wouldn't have been possible, I had/have a good paying job, but it just didn't happen. Oops. When bitcoin hit $5k my wife and I decided to move it all into Bitcoin. The only fiat in our bank accounts is what's coming in, paycheck to paycheck. We use that to pay our rent, bills and other living expenses. Whatever we don't spend goes into Bitcoin. I am seeking to gradually shift my salary to settled in bitcoin. Our only non-Bitcoin wealth currently comes from some Litecoin and my paycheck that hit this morning. Everyone, this is incredibly risky, but my wife and I are okay with that. We see this as the way of the future and we are completely convinced of that. If it all comes crumbling down tomorrow, we're glad to be in the experiment and I'm quite happy on job security. If it does what I think it will do, then it'd be asinine to do anything else. Someone will lecture me about responsibility in the comments but, trust me, this wasn't a decision we came to on a whim. I'm not going to sell my bitcoin. Ever. If 1 bitcoin is worth $100 or even if it's worth $1 million, I am not going to sell my bitcoin. I believe Bitcoin is the single fairest store of value the world will ever have and that makes it invaluable. I felt the need to write this as I'm not ready to go public with this information yet (Probably never), but it is a very exciting, incredibly major development in my life. Buckle up and let's see what happens. DISCLAIMER - I am absolutely not encouraging you to do what I do. I am an individual human being with a unique set of knowledge, skills and opinions. If you are considering doing this, think about it again. If you any amount of doubt about the future of this blockchain, this is absolutely not for you.
Croatian central bank establishes that Bitcoin is legal in Croatia (and Bitcoin gets coverage in mainstream news on national TV)
tl;dr: Bitcoin got some exposure in local newspapers as Croatian national bank (CNB) gave its opinion that Bitcoin is legal, and the most notable mention was a piece on Bitcoin that got aired on 19:30 national television news on Monday. CNB took the very liberal stand that echoes European central bank document on virtual currency schemes from October 2012, noting that Bitcoin is not illegal in Croatia. They said that it is not electronic money since it's not debt to the issuer (although it has some similarities with electronic money), and that it is not legal tender in Croatia but can be legally used. Croatian kunas (HRK) are the official means of payment in Croatia, but in some cases payment in other currencies is allowed, such as when person/company from Croatia is transacting with another entity from outside of Croatia. I suspect that Bitcoins fall under this category though no concrete guidelines are given. Bitcoin is thus defined as "virtual currency scheme" such as Linden dollars or WoW gold. CNB commented that money is social institution, and that it's not unusual that money is evolving as influenced by the Internet, and established that Bitcoin is at the moment not regulated or directly monitored, but that regulation will probably in the future fall under the jurisdiction of central banks. CNB piece link - the notification in Croatian on the bottom is because of EU cookies law. TV news piece interviewed local apartments owner, Lunea apartments in Dubrovnik, that accepts Bitcon, inteviewed local business analyst and a guy identified as "Bitcoin entrepreneur", and mentioned that guy who threw hard disk with a bunch of bitcoins in trash.
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!
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
Hi, I have a vanilla prepaid card that I would like to turn into BTC. I don’t want to give anything to exchanges so please if it is possible no verification. Second of all it has to be available for Canadians as when I try to use the linden dollars trick it declined it. I think this is because I’m paying in canadian for us but if this is not the case please tell me as I would use that method . Thank you also please don’t post useless answers like you don’t need bitcoin or I shouldn’t be buying without verification because I’ve already made up my mind and again thank you for answering .
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
I've been searching around, and I've seen this question asked a lot. But it always gets a bunch of different and conflicting answers, and the OP never seems to update with his eventual solution. I'm sorry if you guys are tired of hearing this. I have a few hundred dollars in Visa Gift Cards, and I'd like to use it to purchase bitcoin. This will be my first purchase so it's all very confusing. The gift cards have the word "Debit" on them, if that means anything. I've found that you can use gift cards to buy Linden dollars from VirWox and then exchange them for bitcoin. But it seems that this could take up to 48 hours for some reason. Is this the case? If so, I'd prefer a more speedy method if one exists. Also, VirWox seems to have a really low max amount (like $90 iirc) that you can buy at once. Is it possible to make multiple purchases at the max amount in a short time? There are some people on LocalBitcoins who accept Visa Gift Cards, but they're charging like 150% the going rate for bitcoin, and I'm worried about being scammed. How can I know if users on LocalBitcoins are legit? Some people claim to have had success with Circle, others claim no success. It seems to be pretty hit-or-miss. So what's the deal with Circle? I've seen bitquick.co mentioned. All of the listings on their site say "Bank of America," "Any local credit union," "US Bank," etc. Is it possible to buy bitcoin with my gift card on bitquick.co, and how do I go about it/which listings can I use? Purse.io has been suggested. I don't know much about it. How does it work? I'd appreciate any advice on using these sites or any others you guys know of. I'd love it if I could find a way to purchase my coin in less then 24hrs, but if I must use VirWox and suffer a long wait, I guess it is what it is. Thanks everyone!
Buying Bitcoins:An Astonishing Pain in the Dick If you aren't the type to feel at home buying bitcoins followed by praying they still have roughly the same value four days later, you're pretty much out of luck, eh? Debit, credit, and Paypal are all out of the picture when buying bitcoins. Wiretransfers require incredible faith in turning over a LOT of personal information (like, enough to get lines of credit in your name) to "companies" who did not exist 2 years ago and who might shut down in as little as 1 month. The nets are laden with the waste of bitcoin sites -- bitinstant, cryptxchange, bitcoinbymobile, and doubtless dozens of others have failed. For perspective, coinbase has a bank account somewhere, as they need to pay themselves real money, and also use it to purchase hosting services, support, pay their taxes, and grow their business. If they forget the taxes part, or if their bank account is frozen, poof, gone. If you're awaiting processing when they go... Now, you shouldn't be keeping your coins on those sites anyway, as a search of this subreddit will reveal many people who've had their BTC ripped right out from under them either due to their security oversights, or those of the site. You can try local exchange for cash or wester union, but you're asking to get screwed since there is very little chance to be safe in personal dealings. And on account of random people having lives, the transfer is likely to be slow, if you can find anyone will to sell coins to begin with in your area. I saved the best for last. Currency exchanges like MtGox can take more than a week at the best of times to translate dollars into BTC, and only if you create account chains like Dwolla -> Linden Dollars -> BTC (old chain for example purposes only). It used to be possible to purchase BTC by SMS, but those services are down, likely indefinitely, even at blockchain.info. IF you give Coinbase enough personal information for them to take out loans in your name, you can instantly purchase a whopping 0.1 BTC per week for the first 30 days your account exists. This is assuming you have a Visa card, because in my audacity to not have a Visa credit card, I am ineligible for instant purchasing. And this is one of the preferred ways of getting bitcoins, shown in numerous guides. Without laws IMPROVING the liquidity of bitcoin, I don't see it surviving -- in fact, it seems options for purchasing it are getting slimmer. Two months ago, SMS still worked. 6 months ago, cryptxchange was still alive. It appears the momentum is downhill, a quiet defacto isolation of bitcoin from liquid dollars. If I have it wrong, someone please inform me, because I just spent an hour looking around, to no avail.
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"
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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.
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