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


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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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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 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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BitFinex was built using the leaked Bitcoinica source code.


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MPEx operates MPOE for options trading. Though options are a financial derivative in what a smaller amount of funds is used to speculate on the price move in the valuation of a much larger amount. For example, BTC/USD options contracts costing 0.1 BTC could triple in value should the BTC/USD exchange rate move by a couple dollars, for instance. MPOE's ...


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https://icbit.se/ offers trading of futures instruments, in particular BTCUSD-12.12 (BUZ2) which enables leveraged BTC trading. However, user orders are matched only against other users (it does not utilize liquidity from larger exchanges such as Mt. Gox), and the way it works is not very intuitive.


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In a perfect world, and if you consider Bitcoin a true currency, then the only price that matters is the amount you value your work in relation to what you can buy and do with the currency. But of course, since you currently can't use Bitcoin to pay the necessities of business like rent, electric bill and phone bills, the problem you mention is real. The ...


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That would probably be either Bitcoin OTC or Local Bitcoins, as you are trading directly between people. This way you can barter for better rates and you don't have to pay a fee.


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