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EDIT: Caveat emptor on Ubuntu distributions from 14.10 and forward - init was chosen over upstart and is being phased in the future. I don't know when that will be done nor what impact it will have on upstart scripts. Extract from the page RentFree refers to; note that it assumes that you have created a user called bitcoinuser for the sake of security: ...


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No, you were not defrauded because you did not lose anything real. You did not lose 10 BTC. You did not lose $1,556.76. You lost potential, yet unrealized gain as a result of the delay in processing your order. You may have not had access to either amount for a period of time because of the flag thrown on your transaction. AFAIK, Coinbase does not publish ...


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comment and comment-to are both just stored as text with the transaction. The intent is that comment be used to store what the transaction is for, and comment-to be used to store the name of the person or organization to which you're sending the transaction. Neither are stored anywhere besides your wallet (they're not sent with transactions), and neither ...


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There is a list of such services at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade#Domain_Name_and_DNS_Hosting; for example: http://www.domains4bitcoins.com (com, net, org, co, co.uk, in, biz, us, eu, mobi, asia, name, tel, co.in, tv, me, info, ws, bz, cc, org.uk, me.uk, net.in, org.in, ind.in, firm.in, gen.in, mn, us.com, eu.com, uk.com, uk.net, gb.com, gb.net, de.com, ...


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There's an upstart script for Ubuntu in the Bitcoin Core source tree. Using that is the most correct way. However, I just login as the user account I want to run Bitcoin Core daemon, start a terminal (if I'm in the GUI), and run the following command to edit my crontab: crontab -e Then I add the following line: @reboot bitcoind -daemon Save the file ...


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Bitcoin is not a business, it is a decentralized computer network, where no one person or organization is in charge. Thus there is no customer support number for bitcoin, like you may be used to with your bank, credit card, etc. Note that even though bitcoin itself is not run by a business, there are businesses that operate within the bitcoin ecosystem. For ...


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I would suggest starting a wallet at My Wallet (blockchain.info). It's dead simple, all you have to provide is a password You don't have to enter any personal info about the person that you want to give the wallet to. As opposed to e.g. Instawallet your friend can change that password so that you no longer have access to the wallet. It is "mobile friendly" ...


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At least one group has at least claimed to develop a voting system based on Bitcoin. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328476.500-bitcoin-online-currency-gets-new-job-in-web-security.html According to the article: The pair have used their method, known as CommitCoin, to close a loophole in a voting system they helped develop. In the Scantegrity ...


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Constantly updated list: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=90718.0 Free Bitcoin sites: The Bitcoin faucet. One time payout per Google account. Explanation available at the site. Daily Bitcoins. Can be used once an hour now, and not just once a day. CoinAd.com. Can be used once an hour with registration. Bitcoin Addict Bitcoiner Bunny Run. See ...


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Basically, yes. Coinbase is notorious for this type of shady practice; hit me just last week. At least you got a reply, their customer service ignored my requests for updates. A few quick searches will find you quite a few repeats of this same old story. It's best to not think of Coinbase as an exchange at all; think of them as just a store that sells ...


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Blockchain.info has recently started up a dedicated mixing service. Send Anonymously with Blockchain As they were offering bonus payouts at the start I sent money via the service and it was quickly forwarded to the correct account. To confirm how they mix the coins and the amount of taint remaining you can check the source code on github. Source code


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The only three ICANN accredited registrars who accept bitcoin presently are No-IP, easyDNS and Namecheap. https://www.noip.com/bitcoin http://blog2.easydns.org/2013/04/16/we-now-accept-bitcoin-as-a-payment-method/ https://www.namecheap.com/support/payment-options/bitcoin.aspx


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For the scenario of a retail or ecommerce purchase, one approach is to have an expiration on the price quotes. For example, when a merchant uses BitPay, the invoice is good for 15 minutes. If the funds aren't received, then the payment is recalculated as-of the time it arrives and if it overpaid, the customer gets a refund and if it was underpaid the ...


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I have recently created a Faucet and an eWallet for the TestNet. It is very basic, but serves its purpose.


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CoinWorker pays Bitcoins for repetitive jobs such as identifying images that contain adult content, or rating search engine results. It acts as a Bitcoin interface to the CrowdFlower network.


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There is also https://www.bitcoinbuilder.com/ This allows an easy setup where you spread your bitcoin buys over a time. Currently only works with mtgox. You create trade-only rights for the bot, so that no high trust for the site is required.


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This can be done today. Dwolla lets you send money to Mt. Gox on a schedule: - http://help.dwolla.com/customer/portal/articles/164379-multi-payments-schedule You then can leave an open market order to buy bitcoins, e.g., a bid for 10,000 BTC. The moment new funds arrive from Dwolla, Mt. Gox will attempt to execute the remaining part of the order using ...


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Simply print out a paper wallet "check" using BitAddress and fund it. It includes their public key (on the left) and the private key (on the right) allowing them to "deposit" the funds into a Javascript wallet (such as My Wallet) or into an account on an exchange (Mt. Gox, for example). Version 0.6.0 of the official Bitcoin client will also allow them to ...


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Whereas Block Explorer might be a useful tool, Bitcoin could survive without it. Most important parts of the Bitcoin ecosystem, asides the main client that is, are the exchanges. They give the currency its value and without them, Bitcoin would become a fringe technology (no merchants would deal in it, as they couldn't pay their taxes with it. Then we have ...


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[Going to answer this one myself.] Unlike games of chance where you need to trust a machine or a human, SatoshiDICE's results are verifiable, thanks to cryptography, once the secret is released (the next day). This can be verified without needing any software installed. Here's how: So for your wagers from Jul 10, 2012 (UTC), get the secret from: http://...


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I built a dedicated testnet wallet during a weekend hackathon http://testnetwallet.com


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In the U.S., the least expensive method is a Dwolla transfer to an exchange that accepts Dwolla (Mt. Gox, and Camp BX). Dwolla charges $0.25 per transaction when the amount transferred is over $10. Quite simply, depositing cash at a bank or 7-11, Walmart, CVS is going to be the fastest and easiest way. One method that was the least expensive, depositing ...


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I think this is a good summary: http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2012/05/bitcoins-worth-87000-plundered/ Even more summarised thanks to freesummarizer.com: More than $87,000 worth of the virtual currency known as Bitcoin was stolen after online bandits penetrated servers belonging to Bitcoinica, prompting its operators to temporarily shutter the ...


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At this point in time only one person, Nefario, knows for sure why GLBSE closed. He was the one who had the power to close it, and he did so, without giving any public explanation. Everything else is either hearsay or speculation.


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I think posting your ambitions here would return quite some feedback/interest: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=12.0


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Because of the way the Bitcoin protocol with the distributed and decentralized P2P network is architected, monitoring the way you describe would do more harm than good. If a merchant is expecting to learn of double spends, then the monitoring service needs to know of each transaction. A race attack double spend attempt might, however, communicate one ...


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BitVPS offers a VPS with a pre-installed and synced bitcoind, and of course they accept payment in Bitcoin. Email the owner (james@bitvps.com) for details.


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It appears that Nefario, the person operating GLBSE, decided to go against all bylaws and terms of service and just close GLBSE. That part of the story was explained by theymos. It it still unclear, however, why he did it.


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If you have SSH access on both machines you can simply create an SSH tunnel from machine B to A and forward port 8332 through it. That way the behavior is just like it would be if bitcoind were installed on both machines, the traffic between the two machines is encrypted with SSH and bitcoind does only have to listen to the loopback interface and would not ...


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This is sort of a general question, so to simplify I'll pick a specific example: SatoshiDice.com SatoshiDice itself does not list their location. DNS A whois lookup shows that they host their DNS with a company called Public Domain Registry. Using their whois lookup shows that the domain name is registered to privacyprotect.org Jurisdictions Public ...


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