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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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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: For ...


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


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Your timing is perfect. Yesterday Flattr announced that they were going to implement Bitcoin.


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Coinbase did not defraud you. I've done over 500 transactions with Coinbase since July 2013. They are a legitimate Venture Capital funded startup. They do however make mistakes / have bugs in their software. However they always straighten everything out after I submit support tickets. Once they made a mistake that I submitted a support ticket about ...


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This looks like a service that does what you're asking for, if I'm understanding your ask and this page correctly: https://developers.coinbase.com/docs/wallet/guides/send-receive This would require you to already have USD on deposit in your Coinbase account. The page says they are working on a feature to automatically withdraw USD from a linked bank ...


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If you want to go all in on cryptocurrency, you can make an agreement stating the payment method as BTC or ETH and then the amount. The value of these currencies may vary with time and hence no one really signs such an agreement, yet. The best you can do is sign an agreement stating the USD value of your services payable in equivalent Bitcoin or Ethereum ...


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Surely you were screwed. Before buying something from the internet, it is a good idea to look how legitimate is the source. Just a quick search on the internet is showing that a lot of people have these problems. If it would be really something with fraud prevention, they could have cancelled the money right away and you will receive them back in one day (...


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I finally end up with this setting for my raspberry nano /etc/systemd/system/bitcoind.service content of the file bitcoind.service [Unit] Description=bitcoin After=network.target [Service] Type=forking User=pi Group=pi Environment=BITCOIN_PID=/home/pi/.bitcoin/bitcoin.pid Environment=BITCOIN_HOME=/home/pi/.bitcoin ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/bitcoind ...


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I understand the initial logic to put the bitcoind & wallets onto a separate server, but think about it... if your webserver becomes compromised, then it doesn't matter where your bitcoind is.. it is also compromised. Example; Bitcoind is on server A, webserver is on server B. webserver B sends requests -> to bitcoind server A . . replies -> back ...


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I was the OP of that last question that you referenced. Tracking the 'receives' is actually very easy. There are plenty of free APIs (e.g. BlockExplorer, BitPay/Insight) that'll let you check the status of your inbound BTC transactions with a single API call. It's really a no-brainer. Sends, on the other hand, are harder to deal with. As opposed to a ...


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CoinJoin is being tested and is working https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=282086.20


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A popular jurisdiction for BitCoin casino hosting is Curacao which is a gaming friendly jurisdiction. You can read some more informaiton here: bitcoin gambling hosting So I believe that answers your "Where do they host" question. Now, is a bitcoin casino legal or not? This depends on the "currency" being used and what people are wagering with. If you ...


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I've never run it before. You said that bitcoind is a daemon, so here how to configure a daemon to run at startup : Normally a daemon has its init script in /etc/init.d/ directory. sudo /etc/init.d/bitcoind start If the daemon needs to be initialized at startup, then it will be linked in /etc/rc0.d/ or /etc/rc1.d/ or ... /etc/rc6.d/ ... etc 0 -> 6 are ...


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BlockCypher is adding support for Litecoin, we're currently downloading the LTC block chain and will put it out next week. All the Bitcoin APIs will work in the same way for Litecoin.


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There are no sites that automatically buy domains at all that I know of. Most of the domain marketplaces don't accept Bitcoin, but the ones that do don't have much traffic. I use bitcointalk. Just go into their Digital goods section, make a topic called [WTS] INSERT DOMAIN, and in the message, put in the domain registrar, how much you want for it, when it ...


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I don't think that's a rendering. I think that's an actual copper coin with a bitcoin/circuitry theme. Googling the text on the back, "AOCS APPROVED MJB 2013," finds this site, which gives the designer's name, Mick Bruce. Presumably "MJB" is his initials. Googling that turns up this thread on BitcoinTalk, which is pretty similar to your coin. I can't ...


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You are conflating the two ports that Bitcoin Core opens and uses. There is the Bitcoin network port. That is port 8333 by default. You DO NOT want to try to connect to that as it is used for the connection to other nodes on the network. The port that you do care about is the rpcport. That is port 8332 by default. This is the port that you want to connect ...


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There are no exchanges or services which sell testnet which I know of. Instead of purchasing directly, mining hardware can be borrowed or rented to directly mine testnet coins. CPU mining is no longer a real possibility for generating over 1 tBTC. The steps for mining testnet coins would be the following. Setup Bitcoin testnet full node Setup pool interface ...


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AFAIK VirWox is an exchange. You're trying to use it as a wallet. Since it isn't built to be a wallet, you're experiencing difficulties. Instead, withdraw your bitcoins to a wallet after buying them on VirWox. Then use your wallet to pay your invoice. You can find an overview of wallets here: Choose your wallet


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[...] how to found a company and deal with tax issues and other related human resources issues like payroll. I don't think such sources are currently available for one simple reason: up to now the bitcoin space is mainly unregulated (including the issue of payroll). The debate of bitcoin in the legal system is just in the beginning. It's not even that ...


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There are already tons of services doing this, so probably worth focusing your creative efforts elsewhere. Here are the ones we know about on Coin Secrets: Proof of Existence BlockSign Stampd La Preuve Bitproof Stampery ProveBit As for pruning, assuming you use the same OP_RETURN mechanism as these tools, then they may be pruned by some nodes. But I ...


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I haven't done this but couldn't you run a manual transaction script that runs like a chron script weekly with a wallet and a preset amount of addresses? it would have to keep its own internal balance and from there would have to calculate the balance. I guess that answered your question - there is currently no out the box wallet or service that does this.


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Yes, http://build-a-co.in/ is an alt coin generator that supports merged mining. In general, I think it has more settings and is easier to correct settings.


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Jumio is used by a few companies, including SnapSwap, CoinMKT, etc. Their notable products include NetVerify and BISON. miiCard is used by Bylls and Bittylicious. Sphonic is used by Bitnet.


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Electrum has a thin client. Does not need a full block chain. It is available as an RPM for Fedora which will run on Centos 7 => See https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=electrum and the Rawhide version is the latest which will run on Centos 7 - you will need to source out and install dependencies one at a time as it complains they ...


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You can get... difficulty from: http://blockexplorer.com/q/getdifficulty reward per block from: http://blockexplorer.com/q/bcperblock exchange rate from: http://api.bitcoincharts.com/v1/weighted_prices.json or from: http://api.bitcoincharts.com/v1/markets.json You might want to read this. See list of other bitcoin stats here.


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