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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jake and Amir: Bitcoin, and MTGox

It is always amuses me to see Bitcoin in popular media, like it Jake and Amir here. I thoroughly enjoy opening the New York Times and seeing Bitcoin on the front page of the Business section. My delight however, often turns to dismay as the contents of the articles generally aren’t the best of news. It would seem scandal and arrest shroud the bitcoin, from illicit silkroad activities to MTGox refusing to pay out bitcoins.
I was recently very tempted to by a Bitcoin at MTGox. Their price was  floating around 100 dollars a coin which is insanely low! In fact, it was probably too good to be true. All the other markets ate floating about $500 a coin. Due to “breaches in security”  they are now withholding bitcoins, thus  actually receiving the bitcoin in your wallet is doubtful at best. Can’t blame a guy for trying though right. It now seems MTGox's $100 price was too good to be true as they are now filing for bankruptcy.

Events like this however have made me begin to question bitcoins future. I always knew bitcoin was unstable, however, for some reason I thought it might be predictable unstable. I now I am starting to think that it is not, and if I were to make money or lose money with it, it would be purely luck.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Get your own pathetic scrape of bitcoin dust.

There exist many lists on the internet that claim to have free bitcoin sites ( and being two of them). In my experience  however, many of these sites do not work. On the other hand, I have discovered two sites that do infact work and I have confirmed payments from.

Now, even though I saw these site do infact work, don’t get your hopes up too much.They pay in you μbtc which is one millionth, or 10−6   of a bitcoin. Furthermore, this is for 5 min of viewing a site. with a payout at 100 μbtc, which takes more than a day to get (as they run out of ads), by the time you reach that 100 μbtc, you will have more or less 7 cents. wow. So its not great. If you want some bitcoin dust to occupy your wallet, this is the way to do it though.

The first Site is:

Which I think Is the best. I have quite a few payments from there. It shows you your current balance on the page as you move to the next ad. It also remembers this balance if you close your browser or turn off your computer or whatever, so you will be there to hang around.

The second site, which seems to take a bit longer and often has more problems is:

This has a lower payout at 55 μbtc, so it is less money, but in my experience takes the same, if not more time. This website also has a referral option, which give you 30% of the money your referrals make. Which might increase your earnings potential a bit. You can help me try it here if you are so inclined:

(Note: Bitvisitor claims to have a referral program as well, but according to my internet sources and my own personal experience, it does not work.)
If you have any sites to add, feel free to comment. I will look at them and attempt to make them work. I have looked at quite a few sites already, so I may have information about these sites as well.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ponzi schemes? Oo

Though the viewing of many bitcoin sites via the Bitvisitor, it has come to my attention, much to my alarm, that there is a prevalence of Ponzi schemes in the bitcoin community. Bitcoins, not being a recognized currency, can be gambled online. It also seems they are eligible for other forms of nonsense that are illegal for recognized currents, like Ponzi schemes. Currently I wouldn't trust a bitcoin anywhere but your own wallet ( and even then you probably ought to have number of security measures to keep others out and provide a backups for yourself if you lose it).

Update, I just found a website that literally is named BTC Ponzi 120%. I am shocked. I am completely at a loss of what to say. I mean this awful fairly easy to see though ponzi scheme are one thing, but THIS! This is a whole new level of terrible. I hope no one thinks that this is a good idea in the slightest. Wow, and I thought the Bitcoin community would be better than this. Hopefully all the transactions listed there are fake.

I went on to find countless other sites that are similar to this. Some say they are Ponzi schemes, others do not. Here is a disclaimer from one of the sites:

We want to be clear: This is a Ponzi Scheme - This means that the returns on your investments come from other investors.
As long as people invest after you, your payout is absolutely guaranteed!
Any deposit amount between 0.001 and 0.5 will be allowed!

To keep this system running, please promote it - So everyone participating will benefit from it!

Seriously? So everyone will benefit? haha. More like, the owners will benefit and the majority of people will be screwed. Sounds like a great deal to me.
But one level up from the ponzi scheme, actually, multiple levels up, is MLM . So the Banner I'm providing gives you free cryptocurrency everyday for free. You just need to sign up. You need to refer other people to it though in order to really get anything though, which makes in Multi-level marketing in my book. But with a sign up taking all of 30 seconds and free, it doesn't look too awful. Let me know what you think. Free Bitcoins every 24 hours