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Reasons You May Want To Avoid Monero - Posting By Request

**Notice, I posted this originally in Cryptocurrency; however, they deleted the post and shadowbanned me. Below is the entire contents of my post. Hopefully you guys find this useful. I post this because I'm beginning to become concerned about the similarity in tactics that bitcoin uses and the monero community uses. It appears also that they have mods in high places, kind of like they tried to do here with that one mod who kissed up to Ver, ready to shadowban and hide any information that puts them in a bad light. Without further ado, the post:
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Apparently some are questioning the contention that I was shadow banned. A mod from cryptocurrency had this to say:
I'm a mod on /CryptoCurrency. Your post was not removed, and you are not shadowbanned. The misinformation spread here is outrageous.
Well, here's the proof:
This is one of the attempts I made to repost the thread after being shadowbanned, just to make sure. Notice how low the view count is, I search this today but it was created on the 15th:
https://imgur.com/a/29g1T
Here are the results when I try to search for it:
https://imgur.com/a/05eZH
And here is my reply to that mod below:
Then you're a liar and I'm glad you came out. I ended up having to post the thread 3 times, and each time after logging out I could not find it. As a matter of fact, I STILL cannot find it while logged in. https://imgur.com/a/15s4C Notice, my original post was titled the exact same with the exception of the '- posting by request' part. So the fact that you can only see the crosspost from btc is proof that my post was removed.
That Imgur link was my search for the original thread. If that's not shadowbanning then I don't know what is. Again, the monero community has mods in high places and are using them to push their agenda, just like bitcoin did.
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Everyday on here you can see great news about Monero. From soon-arriving hardware support, to bulletproofs reducing tx sizes 80%, to the recent Globee fundraiser announcement where musicians will accept monero over the holidays. That stuff is good news for Monero indeed. However, to bring a little balance to the equation, today I want to consider some reasons you would want to AVOID monero.
Disclaimer, I hodl BCH, PIVX, Dash, ZCash, ZCoin, VTC, ETH, MAID and XMR and some other coins. I'd say most of these are considered competition, at least by the XMR community. None of that influences my posts. I post about LTC being shit because I believe it is shit. Indeed, it was shit for 4 years until it got on coinbase. That has nothing to do with the fact that I hodl BCH. Same for my posts about BTC, and the same for my posts about XMR.
The reasons you may want to avoid monero are as follows:
1) Monero's price may be manipulated by Tether, DNM's looking for a quick P&D, and exchanges looking for the same.
https://twitter.com/FrydayNiteLites/status/938093777347997697
https://www.tradingview.com/chart/XMRUSDT/dgYThYjA-Monero-Is-Manipulated/
2) Monero's most attractive and user-friendly wallet, mymonero.com, is closed-source. What's more, it is run by the lead developer of the XMR project. You may consider this a conflict of interest. It is telling, that fluffy's (the dev) refusal to share source with Jaxx was instrumental in their decision to abandon XMR integration earlier this year.
3) When monero began it actually began from SCAMMERS. Monero's code originally had a crippleminer that deliberately lowered miner rewards for all but the devs. Apparently the current devs are 'not the same people'. But that is a leap of faith to make. You may want to avoid it.
https://www.reddit.com/Monero/comments/4r4fw9/what_is_the_monero_cripple_mine_and_fastmine/
4) Monero and their community are heavily associated with out and out scams. One such is basically forcing users of certain websites to mine monero without their consent:
http://www.newsweek.com/500-million-pcs-secretly-mining-cryptocurrency-research-bitcoin-683982
The monero community does not seem to have a problem with this.
5) The monero community has a history of vote-brigading, FUDing perceived competitor coins (Like ZCash, Dash, and PIVX). Some of their early antics can be seen here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1233817.0
Some gems:
Excellent summation of the sock puppet/troll accounts and stuck in needlessly long loops for mining, good luck to anyone who pursues the hidden agenda of this coin because you are going to need it.
He is. And when he is challenged on logic, it is often myself. But the point against smooth made by the OP is that he argues ad nauseum even where there is no point and it is wasting time. He tries to control the entire forum. Logic can be a means to an end, but is not an end unless you just want to be mired in verbiage. The real world is where we deliver 10 million new users to the ecosystem.
None of the Monerotards have done that and they will never do that because they target this forum instead of targeting creativity and respecting it. They prefer control over creativity. They want everyone to think their expertise is the highest and nothing else can match their collective capabilities. Yet the reality is they don't even have the best technology, even against a non-cryptographer and a non-mathematician. Boastful groups are like Humpty Dumpty.
This shows how they shilled their threads on Bitcointalk early on:
I counted close to 800 topics on Monero!
One topic alone has over 540 pages..
I highly doubt there is even 100 users with coins.
Pretty sketchy when after years now they can't get their crappy coin on Cryptsy LOL
Here, they tried to impersonate Andreas Antonopolous (yes, THAT Andreas) to pump Monero:
https://forum.bitcoin.com/post3253.html#p3253
Quote from Moneroshill:
AndreasAntonopoulos wrote: Good to hear your 'voice' again Charlie!
Fungibility is not a luxury, it's a necessity. I've been following Monero for some time now and I like what I'm seeing. The Bitcoin protocol has more potential as programmable money if it co-exists with another public ledger that is private and opaque on the protocol level. The best version of digital cash I've seen to date is Monero. Bitcoin on its own will never be anonymous, so never fully fungible.
Actual quote from real Andreas:
This is an impostor account, using my name (Andreas here) to pump Monero and diss bitcoin. I have reported and requested validation from the forum to confirm my identity.
See my tweet proving this is my real account: 655293052383133696
Lol this was their reply:
wtf ... you banned a user because you didn't like his/her choice of username and avatar, or you didn't like their point about fungability? Can you post the forum rule user 'AndreasAntonopoulos' broke to require a permanent ban and deleting of his/her posts? Is this forum instituting identity checks and KYC policies now, or was this user banned because you claim he/she was a malevolent imposter? Please, what is your username and avatar policy on this forum? I saw what he/she wrote and recognized it as a parody spoof immediately, and the user was clearly not trying to defraud anyone, and admitted their intentions as soon as AA posted. I thought this forum was started in response to censorship at bitcointalk.org. It looks like you didn't like the user's message, and you saw a way to ban them to remove their opinion
Well, you get the idea.
6) The biggest reason: Monero's privacy was actually broken for 3 out of the 4 years it existed. Link 2 Andrew Miller, a respected cryptography, posted research in April proving that Monero transactions could be deanoned using a form of blockchain analysis. You can go here to see the results of the research for yourself.
7) Monero is slower, has larger transactions and is FAR MORE expensive than other privacy options like PIVX and Zcash. Using PIVX to convert to zPIV is basically free while the avg monero transaction is around $5. Of course, to be extra safe they recommend that you 'churn' your transactions, basically send them to yourself again. But at $5 a pop, this is prohibitively expensive for the average guy.
These are not reasons to SELL your monero, nor are they reasons to avoid it entirely. I've said in the past that I like XMR the coin, but the community has shady origins that may give some investors pause. Bytecoin, from which XMR descends directly, is a KNOWN scam. The original developers of monero were DEFINITELY scammers. This advice is the other side of the coin to the constant monero pumping you can see here. Happy investing!
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Signs Bitcoin is not going to reach mass adoption...

Bitcoin isn't going to go mainstream. No amount of Lightning Network (coming soon), SegWit (coming soon), bigger blocks (coming soon), or hard forks (never coming soon) is going to spur mass adoption.
Here are some tell-tale signs that Bitcoin is still on the fringe and will remain so.
I used Bitcoin for blank, give me karma.
Whether it's buying or selling something for Bitcoin, there are always those posts that seek confirmation from the echo-chamber that what they did is good for Bitcoin. You know what you don't see? Posts anywhere on reddit along the lines of "I bought this X for fiat from Amazon." You know why? No one cares if you use cash because it is mundane, widely available, and trivial to use. It is a tell-tale sign of mass adoption.
Bitcoin technology is going to revolutionize the BLANK INDUSTRY.
Capitalists are the kind who will find and exploit every advantage they can to gain a competitive edge. Be it technology, process, idea, or whatever if it can be turned into a money making machine. There have been estimates that Bitcoin has a $10 billion market cap, which is certainly impressive for something that came from nothing. But in the grand scheme of commercial trade it's a drop in the bucket. If Bitcoin were truly revolutionary, capitalists would have exploited it and actively contributed to its development already. Sure, there have been some minor localized successes, but not one truly revolutionary and successful billion dollar company has arisen. Not one Bitcoin company is a ubiquitous household name or brand. The ones everyone knows about in the Bitcoin space are irrevocably linked with fraud. Mt. Gox and Bitfinex for example.
...well. The most innovation in the Bitcoin space appears to be dark net markets and malware. Whether that's truly a welcome revolution is up for debate.
Bitcoin innovation is stagnant.
Other than slapping a miner on an already existing product, ahem 21 inc., what big innovation has there been in the Bitcoin space? The apps for buying and selling Bitcoin are all pretty much the same functionally. OpenBazaar has not heralded the end of online commerce as anticipated. It also continues to promise more features perpetually "coming soon" while the competition out-innovates them at the same time. Micro-tipping ChangeTip didn't really take off, and Steem or Yours isn't really a threat to any social network not focused around the idea. KimDotCom talks big, but he has yet to deliver.
u/changetip dose of reality
Bitcoin's fluctuating value makes it impossible for the average person calculate.
Notice that everything is still pegged to fiat in terms of valuation? Without using an internet device tell me how much $5 is worth in Bitcoin. Now decrease that by 7.23% because the BTC market dropped, again without the internet or a calculator. How much Bitcoin is that $0.99 coffee? What about this afternoon when Bitcoin is up 4.77%? What is your profit margin right now for being the seller? How about when you sold coffee for 12.19% earlier today.
Also, did you pay the right amount of penny shavings for your coffee transaction to go through? Yes? It may take up to 10 minutes to process. Maybe. Or not. We could have paid $0.99 in filthy fiat and been on our way already.
Widespread adoption isn't happening organically, or at all in most areas.
Outside of San Francisco and a few technically savvy urban enclaves where digital natives are on the cutting edge, there is no use case for Bitcoin in Kansas. Bitcoin has to rely on those who believe that it is better than fiat to spread the gospel of Satoshi (#NotACult). Until you don't have to have someone proselytize at length about Bitcoin's advantages over fiat, it isn't mainstream. How many posts have you come across where "I convinced Business Owner X to accept Bitcoin" only to check in later to find out they are no longer accepting it?
Speaking of cults...
Self-congratulatory posts patting the faithful on the back for their piety in printing out Bitcoin flyers or pasting stickers in public are frequent. Any time a Bitcoin logo is spotted in Mr. Robot, alongside the THOUSANDS of other symbols in it, the faithful are further convinced that widespread adoption is an inevitable reality. They're convinced viewers are keyed in to an insignificantly minor detail which will unravel the wisdom of the fiat destroyer Satoshi Nakamoto who will bring prosperity to all who read the hallowed white paper.
Also, deviation from the truth laid down in the whitepaper is heresy. #NotACult Which leads to all sorts of problems when the core developers, miners, or users want to change something for the improvement of Bitcoin. How many BIPs are actually implemented successfully without raising the ire of a vociferous userbase rabidly against change? (If you do know, please comment.)
Mass adoption would inevitably require regulation.
One of the functions of Bitcoin is to be a stateless, borderless, and censorship resistant currency. Does it accomplish that? Yes.
But if Bitcoin were to become widely adopted it would inevitably attract regulation. Uber is a great example of what happens when industry outpaces regulation. Uber drivers disrupted the taxi industry mainly because most places did not have regulations in place. Although providing an innovative service, it also led to insurance problems when drivers got into accidents, or health and safety concerns when drivers or riders get involved in an incident. Regulation is bringing the cavalier industry back into the realm of public safety and security.
Bitcoin may outpace regulation for a while, but mainstream adoption will inevitably require regulation at some point. How much of a percentage profit is legal when selling Bitcoin at an ATM? How do you classify gains or losses on taxes? What if I want to set up a retirement plan? What if the entity I store my Bitcoin savings with goes under? Those sorts of every day questions have legal ramifications that need to be parsed out for people to feel secure enough to adopt Bitcoin.
If you're screaming "STATIST SHILL" while reading this on a computer of some kind, remember that there are legal regulations insuring the device you're reading this on conforms to certain requirements.
Be your own bank is not a good thing for most people.
We hire people to be experts and professionals to do things we are not good at ourselves. You'd hire a lawyer to litigate on your behalf. You'd hire a plumber to fix your leaking pipes.
Most people are not good at being their own bank. Storing large amounts of cash in areas that are susceptible to theft is not a good idea. That's why people have banks. Do banks get robbed? Yes, but regulation insures that your deposits will be reimbursed. Can you be your own bank with Bitcoin? Yes. But you also assume all the risk, even the ones you are not cognizant of. bitcoin is no stranger to posts from users who lose their bitcoin with no means of recovery because they didn't fully anticipate the risks. SFYL.
But why would you want to go through all the hoops to be your own bank? You still need to convert that Bitcoin to fiat (or vice versa), get a loan for a car or home, or pay utility bills.
Irreversible transactions mean your money is gone.
Unless the person on the receiving end is feeling altruistic, those Bitcoin you sent to the wrong address or were "hacked" from the exchange you use are gone. How many people have been successful at recovering their lost Bitcoin through legal means? How many lawsuits have been successful at this?
::crickets::
The place where I store my money took 30% because they screwed up.
The ongoing BitFinex debacle is a prime example of why you should trust no one with your Bitcoin. Sure, they appeared legitimate. They were operating a successful exchange. Everything appeared to be in order and were highly recommended by most in the Bitcoin space. Until they got "hacked" and decided to distribute the "losses" among the users.
Most of those who lost Bitcoin in the hack are powerless to do anything. Some have turned to the authorities to recover their losses. Some are trying to mount a lawsuit. Some are going through the various stages of grief.
The inevitable "hack" that large Bitcoin entities experience is becoming a routine way for trusted innovators in the space to cash out safely with other people's savings. Mt. Gox, Cryptsy, and BitFinex are merely the largest skulls on a pile of bones of cryptocurrency heists. They were all trusted, until it became apparent that it was all a scam.
An industry where "trusted" actors can get away with theft is a barrier to widespread adoption.
Reddit is the primary communications platform where announcements occur.
If you've been burned by bitcoin or some company's support agents that didn't respond to your post, we welcome you with open arms.
Bitcoin is going to put an end to wars and government tyranny.
At what point in history has the use of currency determined whether or not a group, religious faction, or nation is going to wage hostilities against another? Or that adoption of a currency led to an outbreak of peace? It isn't going to happen.
Every now and then Greece, Venezuela, or (INSERT AFRICAN COUNTRY HERE) experience economic turmoil and it is viewed as an opportunity for Bitcoin adoption. No, it isn't even an opportunity. Because the people who use Bitcoin also have easy access to stable fiat currency through banks. They have the first world luxury of being able to convert fiat to Bitcoin relatively easily. (If jumping through several additional steps can be considered easy.) Has Bitcoin taken off anywhere with economic turmoil? Let's check the history books. No. Not one. Even marginal increases in adoption didn't occur.
I'm sure there are Captains of Industry who disagree with me for expressing these ideas. I'm sure there are also those who like me have been banned from bitcoin for pragmatic, practical, and reasonable insights. If you've wandered over here from bitcoin or btc or are u/americanpegasus looking to waste $50,000 of your precious time... welcome.
Gentlemen...
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How to accept Dogecoin with your business, and why. A few pointers.

THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST CAN BE FOUND HERE.
You are a business owner and sell goods or services. You heard about Dogecoin. You wonder how you can use it in your business. This thread is for you.
If you have no idea what Dogecoin is, read up on it here (click). In short, it is a digital currency that is perfect for everyday use. Read on if you want to know why it would be good for your enterprise.
Why should I accept payments in Dogecoin? 
Dogecoin offers you:
Dogecoin can be exchanged to national currencies. You can do this easily by yourself or use the automatic conversion offered by some payment processors (all is explained further down). You can also just keep your Dogecoin and spend it or offer it to your employees! :)
Dogecoin is fun and it gets ever more useful the more people like you use and accept it. There are other merchants who have gone this path before you - you can read interviews about them and their experiences on this blog. You can also talk with other merchants in /dogevendors, check out these testimonials ([1, 2], 3), search this subreddit and post any questions you have right here!
I want to accept donations. What are my options? 
Just download the client and put up the wallet address up on your page with donation info. Done! That's it! If you want something snazzy, check out this widget or this one (or this one) (or this one).
If you need to track who sent you how much money (for goodies and that), you could ask that donators tell you that they're sending you a very specific amount of coins (e.g. 100.424242), and match it to their name. However, this can be abused as your transaction history is public. If you're actually selling stuff, check out the next section instead.
I sell stuff online. What are my options? 
You have a lot! It boils down to one of these:
The last option can be interesting if you don't have your own web store, are selling digital goods and/or are just selling on as a side business. If your business is your main income, handling payment yourself is probably better.
1) Manually processing transactions
All you need for this is a Dogecoin wallet. You simply generate a payment address for each of your customers, send it to them and confirm that your coins arrived at the address. This is super fast to set up and there is absolutely no commitment.
If you just want to try it out before investing a lot of effort, just set up a wallet (either with the Dogecoin desktop client or an online wallet (listed under Browser "here") and let your customers know that they can now pay with Dogecoin. You can use some of these buttons if you wish( 1 2 3 4 5) and browse this asset repository of useful artwork. The graphical interface is still being developed, but you can browse the files and find license information already :)
2) Automatically processing transactions
Check out the section on APIs and payment processors further down!
3) Selling stuff through a 3rd-party site
There are a number of sites that function a lot like eBay, Etsy and Xmart. You enter your products and they handle the payment and web store stuff. This is most convenient if you have digital goods to sell (music, books...) and want to send them out automatically.
If you are an Etsy user who wants to accept Dogecoin, click here.
I sell from a physical store or location. What are my options? 
All you need is an internet connection in your store and a web-capable device, such as a mobile phone, cheap tablet or a nearby PC. On-site, your customers can send you coins using their phone, or you can sell coupons for your goods online in advance.
DogePos is a point-of-sales app that is open source and Koupah announced that they will accept Doge as well. You can use or apply for all of these tools right now! Either way, all you need is a way to 1) convert a USD price into Doge, and to 2) check that the coins have arrived in your wallet.
To check your wallet balance and Doge prices, you can use the app MyDOGE oniPhones and iPads, and this app on Android devices. This is one of many useful price converter websites you can bookmark. Checking your balance on the PC can be done with the wallet client.
If you want to sell your goods or coupons for them online, it might be easiest use a ready-made stores capable of digital distribution. Check point "3)" in the above section for some options.
Dogecoin payment processors, APIs, checkouts 
Currently, the established platforms accepting Dogecoin seem to be these:
I'm trying a tentative summary here to save you some research, but I'd appreciate comments a lot. None of the three have setup or monthly fees (except some optional subscriptions).
GoCoin:
Coinpayments:
You can probably find people who have used one of these in this thread. This guy volunteered his code for automatic currency conversion and his help setting up the plugin for OpenCart, for example!
If you are tech-inclined, you could run your own payment server with dogecoind and an API like this. This is not yet ready for laypeople though, so don't do that unless you want to get messy.
Exchanging Doge to USD/EUGBP/other national currencies 
If you don't have your payment processor do it for you, at some point you will want to get your Doge converted to your currency of choice, which you should do at an exchange. Keep in mind that you will have to get registered and verified at the exchange, which can take up to a week.
Transfers to and from national currency can take a few days, but trading and transferring digital currencies is very fast and usually near-instant. The following exchanges let you trade your Doge for national currency directly (last updated Sep 17):
If your currency is not listed above, you can either sell your Doge here, or exchange them to Bitcoin and then sell those. I find Kraken (EUR, KRW, USD) to be the best option for EUR, but you can sell Doge for BTC on all of the exchanges mentioned above, or choose one from this list. To sell BTC for national currency, you can also go to Justcoin or LocalBitcoins. There are many similar sites - just pick the one you like best!
Things get developed incredibly fast and Dogecoin is not even a year old. This will only get easier, so keep checking back! Justcoin is looking to trade Dogecoin to national currency, and others are sure to follow.
Alright! How do I promote my business now that I accept Dogecoin? 
Note that there's a collection of Dogecoin artwork and assets for you to use in this repository, complete with license information so you can design your promotions and website with it.
1) Submit your business to these directories:
2) If you are a brick-and-mortar store, mark your business on these maps [1, 2]. Post if you have problems!
3) Make a promotion post in one of these subreddits:
You will get views, especially if you offer an interesting product or a Doge-related promotion. Hint: the best promotion is to offer a few % off for all Dogecoin purchases. Also post and comment to this just to discuss your plans and ask your questions. Come talk to us here and in /dogevendors, we are a fun community :)
This post is not updated anymore. Check the thread linked at the top of this post for the newest version. The last big edits were on Aug 4 (DogeAPI, Prelude) and Sep 17 (Updates on exchanges and websites) and Oct 22 (Moolah).
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Welcome to the FLO subreddit! Here you can learn about FLO and its use as a worldwide public record in many blockchain-based applications

FLO: a worldwide public record

http://flo.cash

What is FLO?
FLO is a cryptocurrency that introduces a worldwide public record for storing information. FLO coins are needed to pay for storage capacity, and coins are issued to reward participants for their work to secure and distribute information.
FLO is used to send payments and store data. This encourages building applications because anyone has the ability to write data into FLO.
How does FLO work?
FLO is a network similar to bitcoin where the open ledger is secured by miners competing to find proof-of-work. FLO has its own ledger, called the FLO blockchain, that can be thought of as a digital public space for storing information.

Download

0.15.1.1
Release files https://github.com/floblockchain/flo/releases

Features

Technical Specifications

Block target spacing: 40 seconds
Difficulty retargets every blocks
Block reward: 100 FLO, halving every 800,000 blocks (about 1 year)
Maximum coins: 160 million FLONetwork port: 7312RPC port: 7313

Mining Information

See our mining guide here: https://forum.flo.cash/t/mining-guide-antminer-l3/36

Block explorers

http://flocha.in/
http://network.flo.cash/

Exchanges

Bittrex https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-FLO
Nova https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_FLO/
OpenBazaar https://openbazaar.org/
Komodo https://komodoplatform.com/decentralized-exchange/
Blocknet https://www.blocknet.co/block-dx/
Indacoin https://indacoin.com/
Thecoin.pw Exchange https://trade.thecoin.pw
Coin swap services https://coinswitch.co/http://changenow.io

Social

Twitter http://twitter.com/FLOblockchain
Telegram https://t.me/FLOblockchain
Alexandria Rocket Chat https://chat.alexandria.io
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAELSdJelys5VkE1FuXo2A
Medium Blog https://medium.com/flo-cash
Reddit http://www.reddit.com/FLOblockchain
IRC channel Join #florincoin on http://webchat.freenode.net/
FLO Slack https://florincoin.slack.com/shared_invite/MTgzNDk0MzYxMjY5LTE0OTQ4MTgzMDEtNGIwYzI4NjkwNw

Merchants

http://cryptocloudhosting.org/order
https://cointopay.com/

Notable Partnerships:

California Institute of Technology- https://etdb.caltech.edu/
Overstock's tZERO - https://www.tzero.com/
Open Index Protocol Working Group- https://github.com/oipwg / http://oip.wiki/
Medici Ventures- www.mediciventures.com

Apps running on top of the FLO blockchain:

https://flo.cash/dapps.html
OIP apps
Open Index Protocol - https://oip.wiki/
Alexandria - https://alexandria.io/browse
California Institute of Technology - https://etdb.caltech.edu/browse
Medici Ventures - https://www.mediciventures.com/
Block Header - https://t.me/blockheader
FLO native apps
Overstock's tZERO - https://www.tzero.com/
Shared Secret - http://www.sharedsecret.net/
Notarize with Flotorizer - http://flotorizer.net/
World Mood - http://worldmood.io/
Aterna Love - https://github.com/metacoin/aternaloveXcertify - https://github.com/akhil2015/Xcertify

Links

Official web site http://www.flo.cash
Github links for Alexandria, OIP, Ranchi, and FLO
https://github.com/floblockchain
https://github.com/oipwg
https://github.com/dloa
https://github.com/RanchiMall
FLO Foundation http://flo.foundation
Roadmap https://trello.com/b/jFlPhrzW/florincoin-roadmap
Florincoin and Alexandria presentation @ BitDevs NYC 5/24/17 https://twitter.com/Official_Florin/status/867614281868726273
Florincoin @ CryptoCurrency Convention NYC 4/9/14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U7MXAYCXGc
Florin article @ bitcoinist http://bitcoinist.net/exclusive-qa-with-joseph-fiscella-florincoin-and-decentralized-applications/
Blockchain bootstrap from http://cryptochainer.com/dihttps://mega.nz/#!u15HSADT!nstJ67-mKnWZbMPwddeRJoxEnNneS_94yTfLHoeNQyg
FLO market data read from FLO blockchain visualised http://iquidus.io:5000/
The Decentralized Library of Alexandria - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup 08/15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiZnjM7Y7Cs
Blocktech Project Alexandria v0.4 alpha Intro and Walkthrough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_u-ndscZjY
Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcuj_xILct0
FLO History
Launched June 17th 2013, the first coin with a metadata field on the blockchain for the purpose of building blockchain applications.
2013 * Jun 17th: FLO released with no pre-mine and no ICO https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.0 * Jul 9th: Florincoin is the 61st coin added to Cryptsy, the first major altcoin exchange * Sep 9th: Created the first block explorer, florinexchange.com/explorer, an open source explorer which is later replaced with https://florincoin.info * Nov 27th: Coordinated with Skyangel on a hard-fork (required update) to increase the transaction comment size to 528 bytes https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg3731680#msg3731680 * Dec 10th: Started work on new website * Dec 16th: Songs of Love, a charity for children based in NYC, beings accepting FLO donations to make customized songs for children in need
2014 * Feb 1st: Created the FLO twitter account https://twitter.com/floblockchain (Originally @Official_Florin) * Feb 1st: Created a website, Aterna Love, to store valentine's day messages in the blockchain. Those messages still exist today * Feb 12th: Promoted FLO at the bitcoin center in NYC, with interview by Naomi Brockwell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbeYJID7Ewg * Mar 2nd: Launched new florincoin.org website * Mar 20th: Florincoin subreddit created https://reddit.com/floblockchain (originally /florincoin) * Apr 9th: Presentation about Florincoin at the 1st Cryptocurrency Convention at the scholastic auditorium in NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giUL0Wiaz1M * Apr 12th: skyangel releases Florin v0.6.5.13, a hard fork at block 426000, causing FLO to start adjusting difficulty every block https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg6191701#msg6191701 * Jun 21st: skyangel releases Florin v0.8.7.2, up to date with the latest Litecoin codebase https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg7440510#msg7440510 * Jun 22nd: bitcoinist.net article: exclusive Q&A with Joseph Fiscella http://bitcoinist.com/exclusive-qa-with-joseph-fiscella-florincoin-and-decentralized-applications/ * Sep 20th: Alexandria team meets in San Diego to work on the project as a team for the first time * Oct 4th: Inside Bitcoins Las Vegas conference with the Alexandria Booth
2015 * Jan 1st: FLO and Alexandria mentioned in a chapter about blockchain applications in Melanie Swan's book Blockchain: A Blueprint for a New Economy http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920037040.do * Mar 3rd: Released the first golang SDK for Florincoin, foundation, on github: - https://github.com/metacoin/foundation - https://github.com/metacoin/flojson * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Bittrex * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Poloniex * Apr 17th: Alexandria 0.4 walkthrough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_u-ndscZjY * Jun 10th: n-o-d-e.net interview with Alexandria https://n-o-d-e.net/alexandria.html * Jun 25th: Alexandria historian is born and begins recording historic data on the blockchain * Jun 29th: VICE article about Alexandria released: Could Cyberwar Cause a Library of Alexandria Event? https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ae3p4p/could-cyberwar-cause-a-library-of-alexandria-event * Aug 5th: LA times article about Blockchain Technology Group / Alexandria http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cutting-edge-blockchain-20150809-story.html * Sep 24th: CoinTelegraph article about Alexandria https://cointelegraph.com/news/a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-decentralized-media * Dec 9th: Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcuj_xILct0 * Dec 16th: Alexandria booth at Inside Bitcoins San Diego https://i.imgur.com/zZWi31F.jpg
2016 * Mar 25th: FLO 0.10.4.0 released by Bitspill and the Alexandria team, as well as a pool mining historian blocks https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg14314984#msg14314984 * Apr 8th: FLO used to store Libertarian Party votes in blockchain https://www.coindesk.com/libertarian-party-texas-logs-votes-presidential-electors-blockchain/ * May 3rd: Alexandria meetup in NYC (video URL missing) * Jun 19th: FLO 0.10.4.4 recommended update to latest Litecoin codebase * Nov 27: Alexandria presentation at DAppHack Berlin 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwqkmK9aTXs
2017 * May 15th: FLO meetup in NYC, Telegram channel created https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.1560 * May 25th: FLO/Alexandria presentation lived streamed from BitDevs NYC: https://twitter.com/FLOblockchain/status/867614281868726273 * July 12th: Introducing Alexandria and the Open Index Protocol https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@m3ta/introducing-alexandria-and-the-open-index-protocol * July 28th: Amy's blog post about the Alexandria team's visit to San Diego https://medium.com/@amyellajames/build-faster-51712d0ed51d * Aug 20th: Valentin Jesse creates a FLO touchbar app for the 2017 MacBookPro https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg21047455#msg21047455 * Nov 29th: New logo and new website concept released and revealed to community in the rebranding initiative https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236742.msg25431477#msg25431477 * Dec 22nd: New website launched: https://flo.cash * Dec 22nd: Flotorizer launched at flotorizer.net, Medium article written by Davi Ortega describing the creation of a FLO blockchain application as a non-programmer https://medium.com/@ortega_science/flotorizer-an-experiment-on-blockchain-for-noobs-5dfb3aa6bbd2 * Dec 24th: FLO Community Update https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@m3ta/flo-community-update-december-2017 * Dec 31st: SharedSecret.net, the first blockchain-based implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing algorithm, is live (again created by Davi Ortega)
2018 * Jan 13th: Live-streaming FLO dev on twitch.tv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbk8FrbF7k * Jan 18th: FLO python SDK released https://github.com/metacoin/flo-python-sdk * Jan 18th: FLO added to brainwalletX https://github.com/brainwalletX/brainwalletX.github.io/pull/5/files * Jan 18th: FLO C# SDK released https://github.com/adreno-abhi/Flo-CSharp-SDK * Feb 23th: FLO partners with YBF Ventures http://ybfventures.com/worlds-first-web-3-0-hub-ybf-mesh/ * Mar 20th: FLO releases version 0.15 with segwit support, up-to-date with current Bitcoin and Litecoin codebases: https://github.com/floblockchain/flo/releases * May 1st: SPV wallet floj is open-sourced by Alexandria and Medici teams https://github.com/floj-org/floj * July 17th: FLO summit 2018 held in San Diego https://twitter.com/FLOblockchain/status/1018858384534179842 * July 26th: Website updated with dapps dashboard https://twitter.com/flo_development/status/1022534376226213890
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Cryptsy Exchange - Warning, unable to withdrawal funds, now one month plus.

On the 5th of October I requested a 76 BTC withdrawal from my fully verified account which had no limits, since then I've had only excuses but mostly just been ignored, here is some of the email history with their support:
5 Oct
I have the equivalent of over 200 BTC that I'm trying to withdrawal in BTC, LTC & DASH, but the withdrawal window is not working, I traded out of many USD to do this at a large loss, when can I expect my money to be able to be withdrew-able?
Thanks
Hello 'email addie',
Thank you for contacting us.
Please try to clear your cache/cookies and delete your browsing history. Kindly then try to re-initiate your request and see if you are still getting the same error.
Let us know if you are still unable to process a withdrawal request.
Sincerely, Karen Cryptsy.com
<<< I was then locked out of my account >>>
6 Oct
Nearly 24 hours now and still no BTC & LTC withdrawals, kindly update me on when these will be processed and why I've been locked out of my account now, this is totally unprofessional and unacceptable.
Hello email addie,
Please reset your pw
Sincerely, Jim aka: JShock Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
12 Oct
Hi Jim,
Thanks I have now done so and have access to my account once again, the main issue here is that on the 5th Oct I requested the following withdrawals:
2,886 LTC & 76.24 BTC
These are show in the attached screenshot as confirmed, but still pending and with no trxID as they have not been sent, kindly let me know ASAP when they will be sent as they are now one week overdue with no explanation, no apology, nothing!
I had over $50,000 on your site, that I trusted you with, maybe one of your larger long term clients and on the 5th Oct I sold it for BTC, LTC & DASH, at a loss because I needed those funds right away, you sent the DASH but kept the main part of 2,886 LTC & 76.24 BTC then locked me out of my account and tried to ignore me, I have no idea what is going on with your exchange but I will continue with my plans Monday to seek legal representation and pursue this matter in every relevant jurisdiction regardless of the cost and inconvenience to me, unless my funds are returned to me this week.
I would appreciate a direct contact phone number with a responsible admin who is able to resolve this mess and also the address of your company's registered offices and the advocates who represent you.
Many thanks,
Otoh
13 Oct
Hi Jim,
Due the the continuing lack of communication and progress on withdrawing my funds the advocates that I've retained have advised that I begin with documenting this fiasco on the crypto social media, as this will have a wide reach on your client base at a low cost for me compared to when they start actions proactively themselves on my behalf.
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3nkotcryptsy_responds_to_coinfire
14 Oct
Three days since your last curt communication and still no explanation for why the withdrawal of my funds has been disabled by you and when they will be released, they show as pending on the withdrawals page, for well over one week, but no pending withdrawals are shown on the balances page, you've simply disappeared them!
I asked for the address of your registered offices, the owners/partners names and the contact details for your advocates, this is moving ever closer to a multi jurisdiction claim for fraud and theft, my advocates require a $10,000 retainer from me which is no problem, they are not cheap but are extremely effective and any fees spent on the recovery of my funds will be added to my claim of course and I am in discussions with them about how best to denounce Cryptsy for criminal investigation and prosecution, it's totally up to you if this happens but once it begins then it will not be able to be halted.
Kindly send the info requested today &/or better still my funds.
Regards,
Otoh
16 Oct
Hello email addie, I deeply apologize for the recent delays. We have been undergoing major site upgrades, part of which is the verification systems. Some users who have verified accounts have been affected with these delays. I see that you have withdrawals pending and these should now process soon as we are nearing completion of our upgrade.
If you have not received your withdrawal, by Monday October 19, please reply to this ticket and let me know.
I plan to compensate you for the inconvenience by issuing you a free upgrade to pro account status which is also included in the upgrade and will go live also very soon.
Sincerely, Jim aka: JShock Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
16 Oct
Hello email addie, Your LTC withdrawal has processed, BTC withdrawal should move soon. I had to cancel the XRP withdrawals, please try sending those again.
<<< I did not have any XRP or a XRP withdrawal >>>
20 Oct
Hi Jim,
I have still not received my Bitcoin withdrawal, over 70 BTC and very overdue!
Kindly just manually send it today, an exchange that fails to honor client withdrawals is finished as all trust has gone.
Please confirm ASAP, many thanks, Otoh
23 Oct
Hi Jim,
Why do you not even bother to reply to me anymore, do you really think that stealing 72 BTC, over $20,000 from me is something that you can just ignore?
First thing next week this goes back to the advocates that I briefed and I am paying them their requested $10,000 retainer which will also be claimed for, you have had a ton of notice but still haven't returned MY money after nearly three weeks.
I shall press the lawyers to pursue those responsible personally for civil and criminal damages, fraud and theft, in each relevant jurisdiction, kindly make sure that this is cleat to 'Vince' and the others that will end up in jail and bankrupt as a result of this.
You have until Monday to return my funds, after that the process will begin with denouncements to the police and regulators in the relevant jurisdictions and I will then have no way to prevent it all taking it's just course.
Regards, Otoh
24 Oct
Hello email addie,
I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. There are two separate issues going on with BTC withdrawals currently.
1: Due to the new Verifications Tier system handed to us to use, many users are frozen and flagged to become verified depending on the amounts of w/d they are making. For these, a verification agent should be contacting you soon.
2 We are experiencing some delays with BTC withdrawals and developers are working on them to get them moving again.
Looking at your account, it appears you have exceeded your withdrawal limit for your current verification tier. Please click this link to upgrade and view the limits for your tier https://www.cryptsy.com/users/verify
*Please note that not all verification Tiers require that you upload ID or documents.
Sincerely,
Elen Customer Service Manager Cryptsy.com
25 Oct
Hi Elen,
Cryptsy have introduced a withdrawal limit for my account that wasn't there when I deposited the coins, this is illegal without first offering me to withdraw the my coins under the same terms and conditions as when I deposited them.
This, so called tier three level, that it says I need now takes three months to obtain, in other words you plan to rob me of my coins for three months or how ever long you feel like, this is so illegal it is untrue.
Kindly just return MY 76 BTC, approx > $22,000 and do this right away with no more excuses, anything else is not an 'inconvenience' - it is theft pure and simple!
Regards,
Otoh
cc being sent to my advocates
27 Oct
Hi Elen,
22 days since my withdrawal request for 76 BTC was made, October 5th, and it's still stuck, conf, but pending and all that I hear from Cryptsy is being ignored or excuses.
Cancel that withdrawal immediately today so that the coins show up again in my balance, then make me tier three verified as I have been fully verified for months if not over one year and was so when I deposited those funds and had no withdrawal limits then.
Do not continue to ignore this issue, the theft of over $22,000 from my account is a serious crime and you will be held to account for it, kindly confirm that my instructions have been carried out today.
Regards, Otoh
30 Oct
Hi Elen,
Six days and you haven't bothered to let me know when I can have MY 76 BITCOINS back, now worth over $23,000 and nearly one month that you have blocked my withdrawal.
Cancel the confirmed but stuck on pending withdrawal as requested so that my coins show up in my account balance again!
Change my verification from so called tier two to tier three, I was fully verified with you and had no withdrawal limits, the longer this goes on the more it becomes certain that you just rob the larger holders of tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins.
I have also requested many times, the name of the ownes and registered office/s plus the contact details for your lawyers, it is illegal to withhold this information from your clients and the longer that this goes unresolved the greater will be the damage to your business and the more likely that you will be charged with serious theft and corruption.
Pass this email and my prior ones to Vince right away as he will be the one that will be held the most responsible for this fiasco.
Thanks, Otoh
& when I raised the issue in Cryptsy chat now I just get banned, WTG, so corrupt, unbelievable, I shall post all my emails and your lack of useful response to Reddit and BCT forum.
Cancel my withdrawal, verify me to tier three and show MY BTC in my balance so that I can withdrawal them!
Hello email addie,
We sincerely apologize for the late response to your ticket. Upon checking, your withdrawal had been canceled and coins were returned to your balance.
As for your Tier 3 upgrade request, Your request has been acknowledged by our team and your case will be reviewed shortly.
We do apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Sincerely, Gretchen Cryptsy.com
Hi Gretchen,
Thank goodness, many thanks, finally, much appreciated!
-Otoh
PS I can also be reached on my UK mobile: -------------
6th Nov
Hi Gretchen,
"As for your Tier 3 upgrade request, Your request has been acknowledged by our team and your case will be reviewed shortly."
Another week passed and no one has contacted me, it is now over one month since I requested withdrawal of my 76 BTC and at the time I was fully verified with no W/D limits at all, same as when I deposited the coins.
Why do you treat your customers with such blase contempt, are you really intent on alienating everyone who has supported your business and especially the larger players like myself?
I find it quite unbelievable, kindly forward this to 'Vince' so at least he is aware of this totally unacceptable and illegal freezing of my funds, later today I shall be updating the total lack of promised progress yet again on Cryptsy's chat as it seems that you only pay attention to being called out publicly.
Just allow me to take my own money out and stop this stupid game playing waste of time.
Thanks, Otoh
7 Nov
STOP STEALING MY MONEY!!
Send me the address of your registered offices and lawyer's contact details as requested multiple times - DO THIS TODAY, robbing over $20,000 is a serious crime and by ignoring the matter you are only making your guilt more obvious and the consequences worse for yourselves.
Any advise on how to proceed would be much appreciated, I just run in to a blank wall with them atm.
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Megacoin directory

This thread is going to be constantly updated with a list of services for Megacoin users. If you feel your service should be added to the list, just post or PM us.
ExchangesCryptsy (MEC/BTC) An exchange with a wide selection of alt coins. • Cryptsy (MEC/LTC) Same exchange as above but trading for LTC instead of BTC. • CoinEx (MEC/BTC) Real time alt-coin exchange. • BTC38 (MEC/CNY) Popular Chinese exchange for cryptocurrencies. • Bter (MEC/BTC) Chinese crypto currency exchange
Block ExplorersCoinPlorerCoinWorld
Mining PoolsSmall Time Miner Proportional Payouts, Full Block Rewards Including Tx Fees, 1% Pool Fee • CoinEx PPLNS with 10min window. • MultiPool Multi-currency cryptocoin mining pool. • MinePool.net Stratum pool. Proportional payout per block after 120 confirmations and 5% reward to block finder. • MiningPool.co Multiple VARDIFF stratum servers. Proportional payments.
Mining ProfitabilityCoinChoose Compares several cryptocurrencies all on the same page! • CoinWarz Watch the CryptoCurrencies battle each other in profit! • Where To Mine? Need to know where to mine? This page will tell you.
GamingMegaDice Dice Game with 2% House Edge. • CoinWorld Lotto Megacoin Lottery, Several Prizes, Weekly Drawings.
ShoppingBrown Box Tech Computer hardware and consumer electronics. • CryptoBooks Buy eBooks with with Megacoins. • Bitezze Buy precious metals with Megacoins. • Megacoin bumper stickers Bumper Stickers.
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[Repost] How to accept Dogecoin with your business, and why. A few pointers.

The original version of this post (see here), cannot be replied to anymore because it has been automatically archived. I am reposting it so I can keep updating and receiving questions on it. Enjoy :)
You are a business owner and sell goods or services. You heard about Dogecoin. You wonder how you can use it in your business. This thread is for you.
If you have no idea what Dogecoin is, read up on it here (click). In short, it is a digital currency that is perfect for everyday use. Read on if you want to know why it would be good for your enterprise.
Why should I accept payments in Dogecoin? 
Dogecoin offers you:
Dogecoin can be exchanged to national currencies. You can do this easily by yourself or use the automatic conversion offered by some payment processors (all is explained further down). You can also just keep your Dogecoin and spend it or offer it to your employees! :)
Dogecoin is fun and it gets ever more useful the more people like you use and accept it. There are other merchants who have gone this path before you - not least Amazon's streaming service Twitch.tv. You can read interviews in this magazine and on this blog. You can also talk with other merchants in /dogevendors, check out these testimonials ([1, 2], 3), search this subreddit and post any questions you have right here!
I want to accept donations. What are my options? 
Just download the client and put up the wallet address up on your page with donation info. Done! That's it! If you want something snazzy, check out this widget.
If you need to track who sent you how much money (for goodies and that), you could ask that donators tell you that they're sending you a very specific amount of coins (e.g. 100.424242), and match it to their name. However, this can be abused as your transaction history is public. If you're actually selling stuff, check out the next section instead.
I sell stuff online. What are my options? 
You have a lot! It boils down to one of these:
The last option can be interesting if you don't have your own web store, are selling digital goods and/or are just selling on as a side business. If your business is your main income, handling payment yourself is probably better.
1) Manually processing transactions
All you need for this is a Dogecoin wallet. You simply generate a payment address for each of your customers, send it to them and confirm that your coins arrived at the address. This is super fast to set up and there is absolutely no commitment.
If you just want to try it out before investing a lot of effort, just set up a wallet (either with the Dogecoin desktop client or an online wallet (listed under Browser "here") and let your customers know that they can now pay with Dogecoin. You can use some of these buttons if you wish( 1 2 3 4 5) and browse this asset repository of useful artwork. The graphical interface is still being developed, but you can browse the files and find license information already :)
2) Automatically processing transactions
Check out the section on APIs and payment processors further down!
3) Selling stuff through a 3rd-party site
There are a number of sites that function a lot like eBay, Etsy and Xmart. You enter your products and they handle the payment and web store stuff. This is most convenient if you have digital goods to sell (music, books...) and want to send them out automatically.
If you are an Etsy user who wants to accept Dogecoin, click here.
I sell from a physical store or location. What are my options? 
All you need is an internet connection in your store and a web-capable device, such as a mobile phone, cheap tablet or a nearby PC. On-site, your customers can send you coins using their phone, or you can sell coupons for your goods online in advance.
DogePos is a point-of-sales app that is open source and Koupah announced that they will accept Doge as well. You can use or apply for all of these tools right now! Either way, all you need is a way to 1) convert a USD price into Doge, and to 2) check that the coins have arrived in your wallet.
To check your wallet balance and Doge prices, you can use the app MyDOGE oniPhones and iPads, and this app on Android devices. This is one of many useful price converter websites you can bookmark. Checking your balance on the PC can be done with the wallet client.
If you want to sell your goods or coupons for them online, it might be easiest use a ready-made stores capable of digital distribution. Check point "3)" in the above section for some options.
Dogecoin payment processors, APIs, checkouts 
Currently, the established platforms accepting Dogecoin seem to be these:
I'm trying a tentative summary here to save you some research, but I'd appreciate comments a lot. None of the three have setup or monthly fees (except some optional subscriptions).
GoCoin:
Snapcard:
Coinpayments:
You can probably find people who have used one of these in this thread. This guy volunteered his code for automatic currency conversion and his help setting up the plugin for OpenCart, for example!
If you are tech-inclined, you could run your own payment server with dogecoind and an API like this. This is not yet ready for laypeople though, so don't do that unless you want to get messy.
Exchanging Doge to USD/EUGBP/other national currencies 
If you don't have your payment processor do it for you, at some point you will want to get your Doge converted to your currency of choice, which you should do at an exchange. Keep in mind that you will have to get registered and verified at the exchange, which can take up to a week.
Transfers to and from national currency can take a few days, but trading and transferring digital currencies is very fast and usually near-instant. The following exchanges let you trade your Doge for national currency directly (last updated Sep 17):
If your currency is not listed above, you can either sell your Doge here, or exchange them to Bitcoin and then sell those. You can sell Doge for BTC on all of the exchanges mentioned above, or choose one from this list. To sell BTC for national currency, you can also go to Justcoin or LocalBitcoins. There are many similar sites - just pick the one you like best!
Things get developed incredibly fast and Dogecoin is not even a year old. This will only get easier, so keep checking back! Justcoin is looking to trade Dogecoin to national currency, and others are sure to follow.
Alright! How do I promote my business now that I accept Dogecoin? 
Note that there's a collection of Dogecoin artwork and assets for you to use in this repository, complete with license information so you can design your promotions and website with it.
1) Submit your business to these directories:
2) If you are a brick-and-mortar store, mark your business on these maps [1, 2]. Post if you have problems!
3) Make a promotion post in one of these subreddits:
You will get views, especially if you offer an interesting product or a Doge-related promotion. Hint: the best promotion is to offer a few % off for all Dogecoin purchases. Also post and comment to this just to discuss your plans and ask your questions. Come talk to us here and in /dogevendors, we are a fun community :)
I'm editing and updating this post regularly. The last big edit to this text was in Apr 2015 (new payment processors).
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Guide: Conjuring DogeCoin on eBay

In two weeks of intensive Doge trading and eBay selling, I was able to accumulate 2,000,000 DogeCoin at no net cost to myself. I have now stopped selling on eBay (been forced to, as I’ll explain later), and I’m OK with that, but I want to contribute my experience to the community in the hopes that others might find it useful.
My approach was simple. I set up accounts on Coinbase and Cryptsy; I already had an account on eBay. I would buy BTC on Coinbase with USD, trade BTC for Doge at the current market rate on Cryptsy, sell Doge at an inflated USD price on eBay, then buy more BTC and so on. I was ABSOLUTELY TRANSPARENT with my buyers about this. I made a point of explaining very clearly in my listings what I was doing and presenting it as a symbiotic relationship: the buyer got the convenience of buying Doge for dollars immediately in a marketplace eBayers trust, without having to wait for Coinbase, Vault of Satoshi, Cryptsy, or whatever other marketplace to verify banking details and buy coins, and I got more Doge in exchange for providing the service. Prices on eBay are vastly inflated compared to the BTC/DOGE markets, and it is VERY easy to undercut the competition if your goal is to accumulate Doge rather than earn USD.
After the two weeks of selling, PayPal temporarily froze my account and asked me to stop accepting PayPal payments for digital currency. I note that many other eBay sellers continue to accept PayPal, so it may be possible to fight or ignore this ban, but I had already reached my goal of 5,000,000 Doge (I built the other 3 million simultaneously through a bit of mining and a lot of buying with my own money from my real job). The freezing was no punishment. PayPal didn’t say I had done anything wrong. They just said they considered it too risky and they asked me to stop, so I did. While the risk they are talking about is real (there ARE cheaters out there) it can be mitigated with some basic safety measures, described below. If you’re willing to accept that controlled risk, and the likelihood that PayPal will eventually ask you to stop, then you may be interested in trying my strategy.
So here’s my step-by-step:
1. Open an account to buy Bitcoin. I used Coinbase, but there are many, many other options. Here’s a good list: http://howtobuybitcoins.info/us.html
2. Open a trading account. I used Cryptsy, just because I was so n00b. I haven’t had any problems with them, but I note lots of people hate them in this subreddit, so you may want to try another option. Other trading sites include Coins-E, CoinedUp, Bter.com, and Vircurex.
3. Accumulate some Doge to start selling. There are a couple of ways to approach this. In my case, I didn’t start selling on eBay until I had 500,000 Doge because I wanted to avoid a) angry buyers and b) surprise losses if I made a sale on eBay then had to wait 4 days for Coinbase to clear my BTC purchase and send it to Cryptsy, by which time I was afraid Doge might have increased in value and wiped out my profit. As it turned out, there was no need to worry, at least during the time I was selling. Since Doge value slid gently during most of the two weeks I was selling, the four-day delay actually worked to my advantage (no guarantees, obviously, of where Doge’s value will go while you are doing this, if you do it). As far as angry buyers, whenever I got close to being sold out, I simply pulled down my listings. After the first week, I had enough Doge (again, I was buying for myself with my own funds aside from the eBay method) that I could sell as much as 500,000 per day for several days running without there being a real risk of selling out. As a final note on this step, if you already have established yourself on Coinbase or a similar USD-for-BTC site, then you may be able to buy large amounts of BTC immediately, in which case you wouldn’t even need to accumulate a nest egg first: just buy BTC with the money the eBayers give you after each sale, trade BTC for Doge, send them theirs and pocket yours.
4. List on eBay. I assume you have an eBay account already. If you don’t, my whole method probably won’t work because the eBay community doesn’t trust sellers with 0 feedback. So assuming you already have an account, you are ready to list. Listing, and how you do it, is the crucial element here. Some things to consider:
5. Protect yourself. I had a very careful recipe that I would follow to protect against chargebacks. First, I would message and/or email the buyer and ask them to provide me their Doge wallet address. By providing it to you, they verify their intention to purchase, which will help if someone questions the transaction later. Second, I would send a random amount of Doge between 1 and 50, and only after they confirmed receipt would I send the full amount. Finally, I would track the full amount in DogeChain.info, and enter the transaction ID as tracking information in eBay. This is important not only because the DogeChain tracking shows that the Doge was sent to the address they already verified with the initial, smaller transaction, but ALSO because eBay pushes your listings up in the search results when you provide tracking information. Since few other sellers seem to know transactions can be tracked through DogeChain.info, this gives you a major advantage in getting your listings noticed by buyers more frequently than your competitors. More clicks= ...
6. Profit. Stay on top of the daily rates on BTC/DOGE trading sites, keep your listings at a comfortable margin (factoring in eBay fees), and the profit part is easy.
I sincerely hope that this method works for people. I’m not going to pretend I sold on eBay for the good of the community. I did it for myself. But I hope that this guide does work for the greater good. I think having more sellers on eBay who actually deliver the Doge they promise is VERY GOOD for our community. DogeCoin has already reached far beyond the stereotypical crypto-anarchist supernerd of the traditional digital currency community. eBay is trusted and used by many millions of people of all types. Selling Doge at a reasonable profit on eBay is a great way to expand the DogeCoin community to people who lack the interest to mine or trade on their own, but have heard of DogeCoin and are eager to be part of it.
If you are conscientiously delivering the goods you promise, there’s no reason why selling on eBay shouldn’t be an effective way to evangelize Doge while rapidly building your own personal holdings.
EDITS: A bunch of formatting fixes. Sorry :)
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Tipping Outside of this Subreddit List

Yesterday, I sent some messages to some subreddits that I know allow Dogecoin tips to make sure that it is ok for us to tip there as well. A few have responded so far so I decided I might as well post them as responses come in since I see the bot is back up. As soon as cryptsy processes my withdrawal I will get right to tipping these places.
Subreddit Name Allowance Comments
/birdswitharms yes
/buildapc yes Min of $.5 tips
/drawing yes Max of $1 worth tip
/movies no
/pics yes
/photoshopbattles pending
/whatisthisthing pending
/WritingPrompts yes May tip stories but must comment as well
If you have a subreddit that you would like to know their stance on tiping, the message I have been sending is as follows:
Dear Moderators of [Insert Subreddit],
I’m from the subreddit /Vertcoin where we discuss and promote a cryptocurrency called Vertcoin. Vertcoin is a newer cryptocurrency like Bitcoin but with new innovations that has allowed the subreddit to receive 2000 subscribers in a little over a month. While trying to promote our currency into acceptance we have a tipbot that we use here on reddit by typing “+vertcointipbot 1 Vertcoin” as a response to a comment and the coin is then transferred to the commenter. The tipbot then posts a coment in response to the tipper that confirms the transaction. We promote positive use of the tipbot and to use it when we want to reward a redditor with some coin that they could convert to USD, EURO, etc. or even get interested in our currency. We are trying to raise awareness by tipping to other parts of reddit and we question whether your subreddit would allow us to use our tipbot in your subreddit.
Thanks, [Insert your username], /Vertcoin subscriber
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[Table] IamA: Hey Reddit! Shooter Jennings here, Get to know me AMA!

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Date: 2014-08-15
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Who are some artists you draw inspiration from? I am always inspired by other artists. I wouldn't have a sound if it weren't for all the other artists I had learned from. Whether it be George Jones or Giorgio Moroder (my two tribute EP's I've been working on), or new bands like the ones i mentioned: Scott H Biram, Hellbound Glory, Black Mountain, Sturgill Simpson, Jack White even to black metal bands like Darkthrone, Mayhem and Burzum. Then there's my whole life in country, my dad, my mom, Cash, Keith Whitely, Vern Gosden, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kristofferson... Billy Don Burns. I'm always being inspired.
You mentioned you play video games, which ones are you into currently? As for video games: I love them! I play tons of old ones. I have a few arcade machines I've collected over the years. Street Fighter II, a Nintendo Red Tent, Time Traveler Laserdisc Game. I love old games. I even collect old PC's. I just bought an old 486 with DOS so i could play the old PC games like King's Quest, and Space Quest on them again.
Space quest 4 FTW! :) I HAVE THE SQ4 SOUNDTRACK ON MY ITUNES.
Do u have a ftp server? I'd love to grab that, memories. I don't but i can pass it to you. Send me an email at [email protected] - i also have SQ1, LSL1, Codename: Iceman (one of my favorites) and a few others i can hightail to you.
I've recently become a huge fan of your music. Especially Hierophant. How is it possible that such a great record didn't get more attention? Do you attribute that to the music industry being lame, or is doing loads and loads of press just not your thing? Because that record is great. Thank you very much! 'Black Ribbons' will always be a crowning achievement for me. And I hope to really finish a project I've been working on for a long time that will be along those same lines. As far as the industry... at the time, they really weren't that interested in the album. When I finished it, I sent it to all the same kind of press outlets I used for my previous records for television and paper, and most of them felt it wasn't good to get behind. We had several television programs tell us it was "not tv-friendly" and we also had the BIGGEST of publications tell us they didn't want to get behind it. Also country radio protested advertising shows in any areas I had been in because I made a "anti-american" album. So i'm not too worried about it all... The lesson I learned is, once you put it out there, it has a life of it's own. I may not have made a lot of money off that album, but I've gotten the biggest opportunities of my life from people who were fans of that album. And I've gained the most loyal fan base I could ever ask for of Black Ribbons fans.
Do you feel you would be as successful as you are today if your dad had not had the success he has had? That's a hard question to answer. Considering, it's impossible to gauge this kind of thing... but I will say that my dad being who he is has certainly gotten me in some doors, but it has also created a lot of walls that a new artist with no family history doesn't have to scale. For instance, a lot of people have a pre-formed impression of me to begin with, so i have to work against that until they finally open up to try and figure out what I am about without him in the picture. another example is going out there under my name for the first, it''s very hard to delineate from the beginning who is there because they don't know anything but your music and like your music and that is is... some people come just because they like my dad, which I am grateful for, but they usually aren't very open to the risks that I take musically. So that can kind of work against me and frustrate me at times. But ultimately, i am very grateful for the life i have and for the father and mother i have...
Can you talk about your personal opinions on the Illuminati and NWO conspiracy? I've noticed you have been using alot more symbolism in your videos... Are you with their ideology or against it? Thanks a lot for the kind words. The Colonel rules for sure...
Also, You and Jon Hensley are two of the nicest dudes in the business... Please stay cool and humble as F**K! lol. I am not FOR the Illuminati and the NWO, that would be silly haha! I don't necessarily believe there is like 6 hooded dudes pulling all the strings, but I believe heavily that the media, and culture are controlled very strategically by groups of people tied to banks, congress, etc. Bilderberg is real, and there are a lot of shapes and forms of Bilderberg-type organizations in film, music, pretty much any profession. My opinion is do the RIGHT thing, do the RIGHT thing for your family first, your heart and your passion, and your friends. Cultivate that stuff, attempt to build your LOCAL community as much as you can, and ultimately, if someone is trying to force you to do something you don't want to do, especially if it goes against your personal beliefs, then you have ALL the right to speak loud in defiance. I read about all this stuff, and i try to tie other deeper messages into my music and artwork, so thank you for being someone that looked beyond the surface!
How do you feel about the smaller cryptocoin markets, in particular dodgecoin? I think that bitcoin is always going to be the important currency, and I wonder how the side-chain developing technology will affect the alt coin market, but i've spent my time on cryptsy and I have about 60k dogecoin sitting around. I built a script mining rig, kind of for fun, and mined for a while will it. But now the Scrypt ASICs are flooding the market and I've stuck with my bitcoin. But ultimately I feel like the community built behind dogecoin and litecoin as well as a few other stand-out altcoins is far much stronger and more real than say something like Etherium and Darkcoin. I just can't currently get behind these other currencies when obviously BTC and the block-chain are the backbone of this stuff, and Proof Of Work is still the only purely decentralized system of transaction confirmation.
Hey shooter. Just wanted to say I'm a big fan of your music. I recently lost my dad and "it ain't easy" helped me get through some really tough times. Thanks for that song man. Can you please talk about what that song means to you? Thank you so much for saying that. "It Ain't Easy" was an emotional moment for me. We had had some great traction with the first record and my song "4th of July". When we had finished "Electric Rodeo", the cover of Hank Jr's "The Living Proof" was the last song on the record. We threw out our first single to radio and they threw it right back and told us they wouldn't play it. It just got me down, because I was hoping to really use our moment in the sun to influence the sound of country in a more open direction for all these other artists I'd become fans of... But they didn't, and it hurt in a way. Rejection or whatever... And in that moment I really wished my dad was around to talk to, so this was my way of talking to him. It means a lot to me when people say that song means something to them. It makes me feel like I got an answer back, you know what I mean?
Do you believe in God or practice any kind of religion? Your dad was always a very spiritual person from what I've heard... but not necessarily a big fan of organized religion. Was that the case? I'm pretty much the same way. I was raised in a Christian household because of my mom, but my dad never really participated in church or anything, and honestly i was just running away from it the minute i went. I hate dressing up and having to go act proper in a place. So that always makes me feel like i'm being held captive. but I do believe in a higher power, and I do believe, no matter what happens or what is out there, the moral decisions you make in your life affect the outcome of your children and the future of the world. I am also very deep into science, so i have a very rational mind when it comes to stuff in the bible etc, but i am infatuated by religion and i believe that we are all in good hands...
Shooter, loved you on the Joe Rogan experience and love your music. You talked about you and your dad watching horror movies so I want to know what are some of your favorite scary movies? Some of my favorites are The Shining, Beyond the Black Rainbow, The Objective... There's a lot but I can't think of them all! I rarely find one that scares me. The Innkeepers was great... Of course the classics like Poltergeist and the original slasher movies. I used to watch late night USA network when I was a kid and get a great bunch of B-Rate glory.
There's one that my dad woke me up late night to see one night. I never have found it. It was one of those "a bunch of people in a house during an insane rain storm and they keep getting killed one by one". All i remember is a scene with an old man who was missing and they found him in a closet covered in Bees or some kind of bug. Wish I could find this!
Growing up and currently did you have any contact with the highwaymen? I was 5 when the first Highwaymen tour happened and I had the good fortune of traveling with them, and again when I was around 10. Those families were very close to my heart, and us children all stay in touch. I will see Willie and Kris both from time to time, and they are so kind and supportive. I'm very proud of our friendships and to be part of that inner sanctum. Let me tell you this, that was about the most real group of people to put together on stage that ever existed. It's breathtaking to even look back on it. Of course, as a kid, i could have cared less, I wanted to find the closest arcade. So did the other kids, so ha!
*Loved the Southern Independent Vols 1-3!! * I still include many of the songs in my playlists. What would you say the impact of that project was and will you do it again? I really felt good about that and the XXX stuff we were doing. Even though opposition from camps of people who were more interested in protecting their value in the scene vs. helping the artists they "care so much fore" really drove it away, I got to know a lot of great artists that way and I've worked with a few of them in the studio. I think the best thing it did for me is make me aware of these bands and be able to not only be inspired by them, but help any way i can (whether it be playing them on the radio or just spreading the word among friends). Those collections are available as part of the BCR BAZAAR for free. If you want access to it, just email us at [email protected].
Last updated: 2014-08-19 20:04 UTC
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Greetings From the Bitcoin Plus Community

Greetings,
I am a moderator and a project manager (one of many, hopefully you will be too) for a new cryptocurrency named Bitcoin Plus (xbcplus.com). We are a community-focused coin comprised of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Our community votes on projects, gets consensus, and and gives the community members a voice so we our community can be crypto champs. The XBC community has already become known as a very resilient community,
We are looking for new members of crypto community to join our fast growing community.
Some Quick Facts on Bitcoinplus:
(Soon to be mintpal, voting moved up from #26 to #16 on 29 May) (Moving up on Cryptsy, and thanks to some of Cryptsy crew for help with the wallet development)
Please check the XBCplus.com website, the people leading XBC are open to the public, honest, and you can join us. If you have some skill or project you would like to see happen join us and talk to people, you will very likely find big support (lets do it!)
The community is working on a variety of projects right now such as dedicated multipool. There is also a online mall, etc, built by wallenstein a very experienced developer from I believe Switzerland
The coin is consistently traded a respectable 40-500 in BTC volume per day on poloniex.
Some people compared XBC to an early dogecoin, but it is a probably not a fair, but simply a hopeful comparison at this point in time.
Again we are looking for people to join our project and (also moderators for the Bitcoinplus community (XBC)). We are doing this as part of a big effort to include more people in the community.
We need your help champs !!!
Let us know what you want to do !!
Please contact me!
Please visit our Reddit and join our reddit;
Please visit us in IRC @ the channel #XBC and let everyone know you are new;
Thanks in advance for the help.
Best Regards,
Hamty
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