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


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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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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 Domain ...


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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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BitFinex was built using the leaked Bitcoinica source code.


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


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Put the price in USD (or local currency). Let them pay in BTC at true rate in the moment they pay. In some occations it may be wise even to give a discount when paying with BTC.


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Green addresses are by convention, not by protocol. You would need to publish an address and then sign a message with the corresponding private key that says, "I promise never to double-spend any coins from this address." Then you'd need to convince others to believe your promise.


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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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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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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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This seems to be your answer: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=25518.0


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