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How can a TKEY messenger allow you to send funds anywhere in the world without commissions and in a matter of seconds?

How can a TKEY messenger allow you to send funds anywhere in the world without commissions and in a matter of seconds?

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Yesterday was the official release of the new flagship product — Tkey Messenger. Messenger is available in the browser and on desktops for the most popular systems Windows, macOS, and Linux. Soon, smartphone owners will be able to try out Tkey Messenger in action, the app will appear in the App Store and Google Play.
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In the era of rapid communication and technology development, messengers have become our default products. We use them for business purposes, to communicate with friends and acquaintances — this has long been the norm. It would seem that why are other messengers created when there are many other instant messaging systems?
Today we will talk about what a Tkey Messenger is, what it can do today, what features will be included in it in the future, and most importantly, what we are creating It for and how we will develop it.

TKEY.ME

The abbreviated name of Tkey Messenger is tkey.me. First of all, TKEY-ME is a secure messenger with p2p audio and video calls, and in the future, a built-in digital wallet.
“Every day we communicate in messengers. We earn money at work. We make purchases and transfers. We are here to combine these processes in one application and make sending funds as easy as sending a message”

The Tkey Messenger as a new ecosystem

Do you think we are here to compete with other messengers? — No, there are a lot of great messengers. We are here to create our ecosystem and the internal market in it. Combine these processes in one application and make sending funds as easy as sending a message.
After all, we work in the field of FINTECH, cryptography, and blockchain, why not apply the best practices and knowledge in practice? Therefore, the TKEY Messenger should be considered for a large ecosystem.
This is a new payment segment that covers fast communication tools in combination with an internal payment system, a set of exchange practices, blockchain, cryptography, our own experience, and the experience of global companies.

How will the Tkey Messenger ecosystem work?

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Let’s start with the most important thing: money should be sent in a matter of seconds, regardless of the country of issue of the Bankcard and wherever you are.

Here is a simple example:

You or your relatives live abroad and you want to send funds quickly, for example, 2600 USD — you just open a chat with your loved one, send a message and 2600 USD in the same second become available on your loved one’s account.
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It turns out that you can exchange Tkeycoin for USD, EUR, or GBP in a matter of seconds, as well as instantly send them to any place in the world and without hidden fees, the exchange amount is immediately available on the screen.
Or you have Bitcoin, and the Recipient needs dollars — Tkey Messenger will take care of all the complex tasks, you will only need to send a message to make the payment.
Each completed payment will be processed through a digital payment system without Bank intervention. You can link your Bank card to automatically withdraw digital funds to your local currency.

Do you want to simplify payments even more?

Order a TKEY card, and it will automatically be linked to your Tkey Messenger account. Make payments online, make purchases in stores — it’s just as easy as you did before, only much more convenient, faster, and safer.
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The most important thing is that you can easily use digital assets in combination with Fiat currencies — just top up your account in messenger to start sending currency around the world.
“Moving money around the world should be as easy and cheap as sending a message. It doesn’t matter where you live, what you do, or how much you earn.”

Send TKEY or Bitcoin via message, has it become a reality?

In Tkey Messenger, you will be able to quickly send digital currency using a message. You can not specify a public address, but send a digital currency using a message.
Instantly send funds to friends or relatives anywhere in the world. No Bank, no problems, no hidden fees.

Top up your mobile phone or pay for the Internet?

The usual payments, such as the Internet or mobile payments, will certainly be available, because if we can transfer pounds from England to Canada in a matter of seconds, and the recipient will receive dollars, why can’t we make a payment for the Internet? “Of course you can.

Transfer funds by a nickname

You don’t need to know the recipient’s account, just send funds by their nickname to the Tkey Messenger, and the funds will arrive within a few seconds. Fast, convenient, and safe.
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New business opportunities

Flexible solutions for e-Commerce.

Business accounts, ready-made payment modules on Your site, and more.
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Special groups and pages

Create personalized business groups, fill your pages with products, promote your services, or online training using online broadcasts.
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Verified stores and business accounts

Any business will be able to import their services and products. TKEY DMCC is developing an intelligent system of business reviews and verification to eliminate fraud and fake reviews.
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Smart payment

Secure payment using a button or QR code, without the usual Bankcard input.
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What do we get in the future when using a Tkey Messenger?

We get an ideal payment system with instant transactions, fast access to various currencies, including digital, instant international payments, a huge platform for business, a marketplace with trusted sellers, secure transactions, while fast communication, p2p calls, and video communication. Not to mention various chips, in the format: cashback, savings account, invest. products, etc.
  • International transfers without Commission and in seconds;
  • Instant account opening — just create an account to get access to payments;
  • Access to funds 24/7/365 wherever you are.
  • Multi-currency wallet — you can use both digital currencies and classic currencies, such as the pound, euro, and dollar.
  • Payment in digital currency anywhere in the world.
  • Save time and money.

How is this possible, you say?

More than real, we will answer. At the very beginning of the project, we planned to create a marketplace, and then finalized the concept with NFC payments in TkeyPay. Smoothly, all this develops into a single system, which will be merged into a Tkey Messenger.
The Tkey Messenger is convenient and secure, payment system, and marketplace. The entire financial industry is in your hands-in your smartphone.
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The mobile Finance industry is developing rapidly against the backdrop of a growing number of Internet users and the increasing role of smartphones in modern life. Today, the mobile device market attracts about 2 billion people, who remain passive players in financial markets.
With the Tkey Messenger access, you always get access to instant Finance, shopping, and the nice things you want to get here and now. In practice, it has turned out that we can often forget the keys to the apartment, rather than the phone, so your finances will always be with you.

Join the global Tkey Messenger system right now

Release 1.0.0 is available in the web version and for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, and shortly on your mobile devices.

Current functionality of Tkey Messenger 1.0.0

The Tkey Messenger version 1.0.0 is the core that opens up new features that we discussed above, payments, and more. Now it is a convenient and stylish messenger with an intuitive design, instant messaging, and secure audio and video communication.

The P2P audio and video calls in a Tkey Messenger

When creating the first version, we focused on high-quality video and audio communication. Now you can easily call by video and be sure that you will get a high-quality video stream, as well as the absence of restrictions from third parties because the connection is carried out on the principle of p2p.
Audio and video calls are made in p2p mode, so there is no recording of calls at all.
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You can chat with friends and colleagues around the world for free, and excellent audio and video quality will only positively affect the quality of your conversation.

Calls in the web version

The web version of Tkey Messenger is available at → http://web.tkey.me/. The web version has full call functionality, so you can easily call through it, both via video and audio.
Video calls are available with the “Share” function, you can easily “share” your screen for the interlocutor and show what is happening on it. This function can be used for presentations or training events.
Screen Sharing is a demonstration and broadcast of the screen. “Share” your screen for the interlocutor and show what is happening on it.
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Group video and audio calls for up to 50 people

In the web version, you can launch a group video call. In the chat, tap the “handset” icon — the call will be sent to all participants in the chat, so all participants in the group chat can hold a video conference of up to 50 people. The user can turn on the camera and not turn it on, but simply participate in a video conference via audio.
On average, messengers that support the function of video calls in high quality, hold a video stream of no more than 8–10 people. In a Tkey Messenger, group conferences support up to 50 people. Soon-public online broadcasts and streams.
On the call page, you can conveniently distribute the Windows of the connected video stream.
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Unlimited private group chats

The first version only supports private chats and group chats. Group chats are also completely private, so there is no “Share” function, only the chat participant can invite another participant to the group chat.
Create your thematic chats. Work. Family. Friends. Be the first while we develop. Soon-public channels and chats.
Anyone can start an audio or video call, and the notification goes through all participants. Switching to audio or video mode can be switched right at the moment of the call.
As we have already mentioned, group chats are completely private. You can make video and audio calls, send messages, and invite other participants.
To invite a new chat participant, any user can invite another user to a group chat. To do this, click on the “three points” menu icon.

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Next, enter the nickname of the participant you want to invite to the group chat in the search.

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Deleting information in group chats

Each participant, when they click the “Exit and delete” button, deletes messages and information from the chat on their side.
In group chats, all information is deleted by the last person to leave the group chat. After deleting-all messages, media, photos, and other data that were in this chat are automatically deleted. If all participants leave the group chat, it will be automatically deleted, and all information published in the group chat will also be deleted.

The chat between the two parties

This is a classic private chat between two participants, instant messaging, sending media.
The rights of the participants are equal. Any chat participant can delete the entire chat. after deleting all messages, media, photos, and other data that was in this chat, it is automatically deleted.

Installation process

Our developers do everything to make Tkeycoin products as clear and convenient as possible for our users, so the process of using Tkey Messenger is very simple. If you want to install TKEY-ME on your laptop or computer, just download the installer from the official website and enjoy it.
Tkey Messenger is available in the Linux app store — https://snapcraft.io/tkey-me and is available on all popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, CentOS, Fedora, KDE Neon, Kubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, elementary OS.
The web version is available at the link — https://web.tkey.me/.
The Tkey Messenger also has a new section in the Tkeycoin Knowledge Base, where you can get answers to frequently asked questions and installation instructions: https://help.tkeycoin.com/collection/10-tkey-messenger.

Furthermore

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In addition to the payment system that we have described in detail, we certainly do not forget about the functions of the messenger itself. The Tkey Messenger will be transformed with each update, adding the already familiar features for many:
  • Public chats;
  • Channels;
  • Overshoes;
  • Profile;
  • Broadcasts;
  • Status;
  • Call notifications;
  • Emoticons, gifs, documents, and stickers.
Send ideas and suggestions about new features to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) — we will be happy to receive your feedback. Please also send any errors or bugs you find to the above address.
To sum up, a Tkey Messenger today — concise design, color schemes, messaging and photos, group chats without restrictions, audio and video calls, multilingual version, group conferences for up to 50 people, peer-to-peer connections for calls and messages, push notifications, statuses, adaptation for all popular platforms — iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Linux, macOS.
The Tkey Messenger is a powerful payment system in your mobile. If you are interested in this, then we are on our way — join us https://tkey.me/.
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What if Bitkey but for Monero

I just learned about bitkey, and boy am I impressed. Like my actual point is that I think a critical fatal flaw in the crypto economy and bitcoin network is the reliance on centralized hardware manfufactures whose proprietary closed garden systems and also of course centralized exchanges. I think it's just a matter of time before Trezor and LedgerNano become targets, or some rouge intelligence agent releases to the darknet some tool to crack them or compromise them.
BitKey is a bootable system image based on Debian containing everything you need to perform highly secure air-gapped Bitcoin transactions. You don't need to install it to a hard drive because it runs live from RAM. You just write the ISO image to a USB drive or burn it to CDROM.
I'm a die hard open source linux open system advocate, and I think that bitkey is the right step in the right direction. And my point being, anyone who's a developer could make some version of their own to be audited by the public community. Eventually we would have a handful of publically trusted builds by different developers, and this could be done for the major cryptos, or any crypto, but especially monero since it barely has hardware support.
But the design of bitkey being an iso image on a cd rom or a usb, set to maximum privacy with two computers and a third device that scans QR codes. (on a side note there are security issues with QR codes, so that is one area for improvement).
I'm trying to imagine a world where people can't get safe devices, can't get hardware wallets, and need an open source alternative to compromised desktops. Obviously something as advanced as a linux OS build spread across three devices for airgapping has a learning curve, but UI can increase over time.
We have to remember there are a lot of tyrants in this world who want the monero and btc network to fail, want the fungibility and privacy and cash like nature fail, want to backdoor everything, they want to know if you're hungry, if you need to take a shit, before you even know, Minority report shit, but sadly unironically, and increasingly so.
Windows is the devil obviously, Apple even more so. We need a world moving towards Linux, RVISC chips, raspberry pis. Even the best intentions of cypherpunk and monero are very very vulnerable without the hardware to back it up. So there really needs to be a move towards this.
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⟳ 870 apps added, 78 updated at f-droid.org

Notice: this update is spurious, and the issue is being looked at.
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A Guide to Keeping Keys Offline Using Armory +rPi

Hi Redditors.
I am going to post in this thread my experiences in getting my Desktop (Debian) machine running Armory in watch-only mode, and coupling that with an offline Raspberry Pi (which holds my private keys) for signing the transactions previously made in watch-only mode.
I actually compiled Armory from source directly on my Pi. This guide is probably more for the bitcoin 'power user', as to run Armory online, and broadcast the signed transactions, you need to have a bitcoin full node running (bitcoind).
Basic requirements:
Aimed-for Setup:
I'll post the guide in digestible sections...

Section 1

I should begin by saying I installed source code from git, and got Armory to build the DB on my desktop initially, WITHOUT creating a wallet.. (This allowed me to debug what was going on a little!)
Go to Bitcoin.org, select Armory..
It leads to a Download from Git:
https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/releases
Followed the procedure for Linux Debian verify code, compile, install, all straight-forward..
Began by running bitcoind, and telling Armory where to find it. This is the command I used, obviously it was all on one line and didn't include the arrows/explanations!:
python ArmoryQt.py \ --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks \ # <-----(where my bitcoind blocks live) --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi \ # <-----(this is instead of ~/.armory) --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases # <-------(again, non std. place used for Armory's databases.. my choice.) 
So, on the Desktop, after the initial "build databases"
(NB the initial "Build Databases" took about 1.5h and my two CPUs were maxed the whole time, Temps up to 62C. Not ideal; Im not in a rush!)
I then wanted to import a watch-only wallet.
Before I did this, I took a full backup of the Armory data dir:
/ArmoryDataDi
(or ~/.armory in a default installation).
I'd hate to have to make Armory do another full sync with the bitcoind node!

Section 2

Next step: offline wallet (with Private Keys) is on a Raspberry Pi.
I downloaded the source and managed to compile it on the pi itself! :)
Though there were some gymnastics needed to setup the Pi.
My Pi is running Raspbian based on Wheezy.. quite old!
I did the following on the Pi:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade (<---took about an hour!) apt-get install autotools-dev apt-get install autoconf 
Then I followed the instructions exactly as I had done for my Debian Desktop machine, EXCEPT:
I had to increase the Pi's swap space. I upped it from 100Mb to 400Mb.
The compilation took 7 hours, and my poor SD card got a thrashing.
But after compilation, I put the Swap back to 100Mb and Armory runs ok with about 150Mb of memory (no swap needed).
Swap increase on the Pi:
use your favourite editor, and open the file /etc/dphys-swapfile
add/change the following line:
CONF_SWAPSIZE=400 
Then, REBOOT the Pi:
sudo shutdown -h -P now 
Once the compilation was done on the Pi, put the swap back, rebooted and created an Armory wallet.
I added manual entropy and upped the encryption 'time' from 250ms to 2500ms - since the Pi is slow, but I'll be happy to wait for more iterations in the Key Derivation Function.
Once the wallet was created, it obviously prompts you for backup.
I want to add a private key of my own (i.e. import), so don't do the backup until this is over.
I import my Private Key, and Armory checks that this corresponds to a Public Key, which I check is correct.
This is the point now where the Pi storage medium (e.g an SD card) has to be properly destroyed if you ever get rid of it.
I had thought that now would be a good time to decide if your new wallet will generate Segwit receiving addresses, and also addresses used to receive 'change' after a transaction..
But it seems Armory WON'T let you switch to P2SH-P2WPKH unless your Armory is connected to a node offering "WITNESS" service.
Obviously, my Pi is offline and will never connect to a node, so the following will not work on the Pi:
NB: I thought about setting this on the Debian "watch-only" wallet, but that would surely mean doom, as the Pi would not know about those addresses and backups might not keep them.. who knows...
So, end result:- no segwit for me just yet in my offline funds.

--If anyone can offer a solution to this, I'd be very grateful--

Section 3

Ok, now this is a good point to back up your wallet on the Pi. It has your imported keys. I choose a Digital Backup - and put it on a USB key, which will never touch the internet and will be stored off-site. I also chose to encrypt it, because I'm good with passwords..
NB: The Armory paper backup will NOT back up your imported private keys, so keep those somewhere if you're not sweeping them. It would be prudent to have an Armory paper backup anyway, but remember it will likely NOT help you with that imported key.
Now for the watch-only copy of the wallet. I want to get the "watch-only" version onto my Desktop Debian machine.
On the Pi, I created (exported to a USB key) a "watching-only" copy of my wallet.
I would use the RECOMMENDED approach, export the "Entire Wallet File".
As you will see below, I initially exported only the ROOT data, which will NOT capture the watching-only part of the Private Key I entered manually above (i.e. the public Key!).
Now, back on the Debian Desktop machine...
I stopped all my crontab jobs; just give Armory uninterrupted CPU/memory/disk...
I also stopped bitcoind and made a backup prior to any watch-only wallet being imported.
I already made a backup of Armory on my Desktop, before any wallet import.
(this was needed, as I made a mistake.. see below)
So on the Debian Desktop machine, I begin by firing up bitcoind.
my command for this is:
./bitcoind -daemon -datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414 -dbcache=400 -maxmempool=400 

Section 4

I try running Armory like this:
(I'm actually starting Armory from a script - StartArm.sh)
Inside the script StartArm.sh, it has the line:
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage=4 --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
I know from bitter experience that doing a scan over the blockchain for a new wallet takes a looong time and a lot of CPU, and I'd like it to play nicely; not gobble all the memory and swap and run my 2xCPUs both at 100% for four hours...
So... I aim to run with --ram-usage=X and --thread-count=X
(For me in the end, X=1 but I began with X=4)
I began with --ram-usage=4 (<--- = 4x128Mb)
The result is below...
TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects 
It didn't recognise the ram-usage and carried on, crippling my Debian desktop PC.
This is where it gets dangerous; Armory can gobble so much memory and CPU that the windowing environment can cease up, and it can take over 30 minutes just to exit nicely from bitcoind and ArmoryDB.
So, I ssh to the machine from another computer, and keep an eye on it with the command
"free -h" 
I'd also be able to do a "sudo reboot now" if needed from here.

Section 5

So, trying to get my --ram-usage command recognised, I tried this line (added quotes):
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage="4" --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
But no, same error...
Loading Armory Engine: Armory Version: 0.96.4 Armory Build: None PyBtcWallet Version: 1.35 Detected Operating system: Linux OS Variant : ('debian', '9.4', '') User home-directory : /home/ Satoshi BTC directory : /BlockChain/chain20180414 Armory home dir : /ArmoryDataDi ArmoryDB directory : /ArmoryDataDidatabases Armory settings file : /ArmoryDataDiArmorySettings.txt Armory log file : /ArmoryDataDiarmorylog.txt Do wallet checking : True (ERROR) ArmoryUtils.py:3723 - Unsupported language specified. Defaulting to English (en) (ERROR) ArmoryQt.py:1833 - Failed to start Armory database: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects Traceback (most recent call last): File "ArmoryQt.py", line 1808, in startArmoryDBIfNecessary TheSDM.spawnDB(str(ARMORY_HOME_DIR), TheBDM.armoryDBDir) File "/BitcoinArmory/SDM.py", line 387, in spawnDB pargs.append('--ram-usage=' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects 

Section 6

So, I edit the Armory python file SDM.py:
if ARMORY_RAM_USAGE != -1: pargs.append('--ram-usage=4') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =4 # ' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) 
Running it, I now have acknowledgement of the --ram-usage=4:
(WARNING) SDM.py:400 - Spawning DB with command: /BitcoinArmory/ArmoryDB --db-type="DB_FULL" --cookie --satoshi-datadir="/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks" --datadir="/ArmoryDataDi" --dbdir="/ArmoryDataDidatabases" --ram-usage=4 
Also, even with ram-usage=4, it used too much memory, so I told it to quit.
It took over 30 minutes to stop semi-nicely. The last thing it reported was:
ERROR - 00:25:21: (StringSockets.cpp:351) FcgiSocket::writeAndRead FcgiError: unexpected fcgi header version 
But that didn't seem to matter or corrupt the Armory Database, so I think it's ok.
So, I get brave and change SDM.py as below, and I make sure my script has a command line for --ram-usage="ABCDE" and --thread-count="FGHIJ"; the logic being that these strings "ABCDE" will pass the IF criteria below, and my hardcoded values will be used...
if ARMORY_RAM_USAGE != -1: pargs.append('--ram-usage=1') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =1 # ' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) if ARMORY_THREAD_COUNT != -1 pargs.append('--thread-count=1') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =1 #' + ARMORY_THREAD_COUNT) 
So, as usual, I use my script and start this with: ./StartArm.sh
(which uses command line:)
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage="ABCDE" --thread-count="FGHIJ" --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
(this forces it to use my hard-coded values in SDM.py...)
So, this is the command which it reports that it starts with:
(WARNING) SDM.py:400 - Spawning DB with command: /BitcoinArmory/ArmoryDB --db-type="DB_FULL" --cookie --satoshi-datadir="/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks" --datadir="/ArmoryDataDi" --dbdir="/ArmoryDataDidatabases" --ram-usage=1 --thread-count=1 
Again, this is where it gets dangerous; Armory can gobble so much memory and CPU that the windowing environment can cease up. So I ssh to the machine and keep an eye on it with:
"free -h" 

Section 7

So, on the Debian Desktop PC, I inserted the USB stick with the watch-only wallet I exported from the Pi.
Start Armory...
Import "Entire Wallet File" watch-only copy.
Wait 4 hours..
YAY!!!
After running Armory for about 30m, the memory usage dropped by 400m... wierd...
It took ~2 hours to get 40% completion.
After 3.5 hours it's almost there...
The memory went up to about 1.7Gb in use and 900Mb of Swap, but the machine remained fairly responsive throughout, apart from a few (10?) periods at the start, where it appeared to freeze for 10-30s at a time.
(That's where my ssh session came in handy - I could check the machine was still ok with a "free -h" command)
Now, I can:
Create an unsigned transaction on my Desktop,
Save the tx to USB stick,
Move to the Pi,
Sign the tx,
Move back to the Desktop,
Broadcast the signed tx.

Section 8

My initial Mistake:
This caused me to have to roll-back my Armory database, using the backup. so you should try to avoid doing this..
On the Pi, I exported only the ROOT data, which will NOT capture the watching-only part of the Private Key
It is RECOMMENDED to use the Digital Export of Entire Wallet File from the Pi when making a watch-only copy. If you just export just the "ROOT data", not the "Entire Wallet File", you'll have problems if you used an imported Private Key in the offline wallet, like I did.
Using the ROOT data text import, after it finished... my balance was zero. So,. I tried a Help->Rescan Balance (Restart Armory, takes 1minute to get back up and running) No Luck. Still zero balance.
So, I try Rescan Databases.. This will take longer. Nah.. no luck.
So, I tried again, thinking it might be to do with the fact that I imported the text "root data" stuff, instead of following the (Recommended) export of watching-wallet file.
So, I used my Armory backup, and wound back the ArmoryDataDi to the point before the install of the (zero balance) wallet. (you should not need to do this, as you will hopefully use the RECOMMENDED approach of exporting the "Entire Wallet File"!)
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Elicoin specifications

Elicoin is a CPU mineable cryptocurrency. It can be mined on GPU too, but CPU mining is more efficient.
Coin specifications: Coin name: Elicoin (ELI) Algorithm: YescryptR16 (CPU only) Total number of coins: 10 000 000 ELI Block time: 1 minute Block reward halving: every 500 000 blocks Maximum block size: 4 MB Initial block reward: 10 ELI Difficulty retarget: Every block (DarkGravityWave ver. 3) Premine: none
Wallet: Elicoin Core source codes Elicoin Core for Windows Elicoin Core for macOS Elicoin Core for Debian / Ubuntu Linux Elicoin Mobile Wallet for Android (on Google Play) Elicoin Mobile Wallet (Android GUI) - source codes Elicoin Mobile Wallet (Core C library) - source codes Elicoin Paper Wallet Generator
https://image.ibb.co/nMsmx8/Screenshot_20180628_004652_2.png
Mining: How to mine List of pools Elicoin GUI miner CPU miner Android miner Elicoin Linux
Community: Facebook Twitter Discord Telegram announcements Telegram chat Slack
Exchange: Crex24 - ELI / BTC BitexBay - ELI / BTC BarterDEX - Various pairs Multicoins - MC / ELI
Faucet: Faucet (3rd party - unofficial) How to use faucet How to install faucet script for Elicoin
Other: Elicoin website Block explorer Roadmap Elicoin price chart on CoinLib Elicoin price chart on Live Coin Watch Contact info and links
Please vote to get Elicoin on exchange: QuantaDEX (free votes) Vote on Altcoin.io (free votes) Vote on SouthXchange (paid votes) Vote on C-CEX (free and paid votes)
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GUIDE: How to use Electrum with your Ledger Nano S on Tails 3.7

TL;DR

The official guide doesn’t provide useful info. Moreover, Tails has some restrictions for security and privacy reasons. This guide uses only well-documented features of Tails and doesn’t require any additional stuff (usb-sticks, other OS etc).

Preconditions

This guide assumes both features are activated on Tails Greeter every startup:

Problem

Tails is based on Debian GNU/Linux. And to detect the Ledger Nano S we need the python library provided by python3-btchip package. This package is available on sid, but it depends on python3 (>= 3.6~). Tails has python 3.5.3 installed. So…

Solution

… we’ll install btchip-python library by means of the python’s pip tool. To make this library persistently installed you should activate Tails “Dotfiles” Persistence feature and restart Tails.
I don’t know how to configure the pip tool to go through Tor. So this guide suggests to use GitHub repositories.
Open terminal in the Home folder and download git repositories:
git clone https://github.com/LedgerHQ/btchip-python.git git clone --recursive https://github.com/trezocython-hidapi.git 
Open root terminal and enter the following commands:
apt update apt install --install-recommends python3-pip apt install cython3 apt install libusb-1.0-0-dev apt install libudev-dev/stretch-backports pip3 install --user /home/amnesia/cython-hidapi/ pip3 install --user /home/amnesia/btchip-python/ cp -a ~/.local/ /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/ chown -R amnesia /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/.local/ chgrp -R amnesia /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/.local/ 
Restart Tails.

Results

To check installation open the folder in terminal:
ls ~/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/ 

Usage

Don’t forget every login update udev rules.
Start electrum… and get an error:
Firmware version (or “Bitcoin” app) too old for Segwit support.
Actually the Electrum 3.0.6 is too old for the latest Ledger Nano S firmware. So download Electrum-3.1.3.tar.gz from the official site and untar it. In the electrum directory, run: 'python3 electrum'.
Your feedback is welcome.
HODL!
EDIT_1: fixed typo.
EDIT_2: libudev-dev=237-3~bpo9+1 libudev-dev/stretch-backports
EDIT_3: works for Electrum-3.2.2 on Tails 3.8 as well.
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A simple guide to financial sovereignty (set up your Bitcoin fullnode)

In 2009, a 9 pages white paper by satoshi Nakamoto described a protocol that made central banking obselete. It's a new paradigm where monney is no longer controlled by a few, but by the whole network.
The shift is already happening, as we speak, even if it's hard to see, especially if you lack the fundamental knowledege of cryptoghraphy, game theory and economics. It's just a matter of time before you realize that Bitcoin is hard money, and for the first time we have a framework to apply austrian economics, without permission. Time to reset the keynesian monopoly game.
I don't think people are inherently bad, it's just that in the actual system (which I call the legacy system) people are incentivised to make decisions that are good from their individual perspective, but unfortunately, the sum of those individual decisions are bad from the collective group perspective. That's just plain simple game theory. What makes Bitcoin so special is it's perfectly aligned set of incentives that makes individuals and collectives outcomes better. It switches the economic model from keynesian to austrian, inflation to deflation, spending to saving, modern slavery (throught debt) to financial sovereingty, de-evolution to evolution. We are currently shifting from fiat to Bitcoin.
What you think capitalism is has nothing to do with what Capitalism really is in a free market. Capitalism is beautiful, it's simply the act of evolution, saving and optimising for consumming only what's needed (don't forget with live in a world with limited ressources, yes we all forgot). Stop spending and start capitalising, that's what we should be doing. But it's near impossible in a world run by socialists imposing debt using violence. What do you think back the US dollar ? gold ? no no, only tanks, aircraft carriers, soldiers and corrupt politicians.
Our only way out of this madness with the minimum violence is Bitcoin.
To be clear, if you dont run a fullnode, then you don't validate the transactions yourself (which is one purpose of running a fullnode). If you don't do the job yourself, then you have no other choice then to trust someone else for it. That's not necesserely a bad thing, as long as you are aware of it. You have no say in what defines Bitcoin, you enforce no rules. You serve no purpose in the Bitcoin realm. Why not !
Now if you seek financial sovereignty and want to take part in the new money paradigm, you will need to operate a fullnode and get your hands a little dirty. This guide hopefuly will take you there while walking you through the steps of setting up your autonomous Bitcoin Core full node.
Why Bitcoin Core ? simply because the Bitcoin core client implement and enforce the set of rules that I myself define as being Bitcoin.

Prerequis

install

Choose & download the latest binaries for your platform directly from github: https://bitcoincore.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.16.2
at the time of writing, the latest bitcoin core version is 0.16.2
wget https://bitcoincore.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.16.2/bitcoin-0.16.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz tar -zxvf bitcoin-0.16.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz sudo mv bitcoin-0.16.2/bin/* /uslocal/bin/ rm -rf bitcoin-0.16.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz bitcoin-0.16.2 # clean 

firewall

Make sure the needed ports (8333, 8332) are open on your server. If you don't know, you can & should use a firewall on your server. I use ufw, which stands for uncomplicated firewall.
sudo apt install ufw # install ufw 
configure default rules & enable firewall
sudo ufw default deny incoming sudo ufw default allow outgoing sudo ufw allow ssh # if you operate your server via ssh dont forget to allow ssh before enabling sudo ufw enable 
Once your firewall is ready, open the bitcoin ports :
sudo ufw allow 8333 # mainnet sudo ufw allow 8332 # mainnet rpc/http sudo ufw allow 7000 # netcat transfert (for trusted sync) 
check your firewall rules with sudo ufw status numbered

init

Start bitcoind so that it create the initial ~/.bitcoin folder structure.
bitcoind& # launch daemon (the & run the copmmand in the background) bitcoin-cli stop # stop the daemon once folder structure is created 

config

In my case, for a personnal fullnode, I want to run a full txindexed chain. We only live once and i want all options to be possible/available :) If you plan to interact with the lightning network in the future and want to stay 100% trustless, I encourage you txindexing the chain (because you'll need an indexed chain). it's not hard to txindex the chain later on, but the less you touch the data, the better. so always better to start with txindex=1 if you want to go for the long run. It only adds 26Go on top of the 200Go non indexed chain. So it's worth it !
Just to get an idea of the size of the bitcoin core chain (August 23, 2018) :
network folder txindexed height size
mainnet blocks + chainstate yes 538.094 209Go + 2.7Go = 221.7
mainnet blocks + chainstate no 538.094 193Go + 2.7Go = 195.7Go
testnet blocks + chainstate yes - -
testnet blocks + chainstate no 1.407.580 20Go + 982Mo = 21Go
Create a bitcoin.conf config file in the ~/.bitcoin folder. This is my default settings, feel free to adjust to your need. [ see full config Running Bitcoin - Bitcoin Wiki ]
# see full config here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Running_Bitcoin # Global daemon=1 txindex=1 rpcallowip=0.0.0.0/0 # bind network interface to local only for now server=1 rest=1 # RPC rpcport=8332 rpcuser=admin rpcpassword=password # define a password rpcworkqueue=100 # zmq zmqpubrawblock=tcp://*:8331 zmqpubrawtx=tcp://*:8331 #zmqpubhashblock=tcp://*:8331 #zmqpubhashtx=tcp://*:8331 # numbers of peers. default to 125 maxconnections=10 # utxo cache. default to 300M dbcache=100 # Spam protection limitfreerelay=10 minrelaytxfee=0.0001 

Sync the blockchain

There are 2 ways you can donwload/sync the bitcoin blochain :

Network sync (default)

If this is the first time you are setting up a bitcoin full node, it's the only way to trust the data. It will take time, depending on your hardware and network speed, it could vary from hours to days. You have nothing to do but leave the bitcoind daemon running. check status with bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo, kill daemon with bitcoin-cli stop.
Remember that this is the only procedure you should use in order to sync the blockchain for the first time, as you don't want to trust anyone with that data except the network itself.

Trusted sync

Skip this chapter if this is the first you're setting up a full node.
Once you operate a fully "network trusted" node, if you'd like to operate other nodes, syncing them from your trusted node(s) will go much faster, since you simply have to copy the trusted data from server to server directly, instead of going throught the bitcoin core network sync.
You will need to transfer the chainstate & blocks directory from the ~/.bitcoin folder of one of your trusted node to the new one. The way you achieve that transfer is up to you.
At the time of writing (August 23, 2018), the txindexed blockchain (chainstate + blocks up to height 538.094) is around 220Go. Moving that quantity of data over the network is not a trivial task, but if the transfer happens between 2 reliable servers, then netcat will be great for the job. (netcat sends raw tcp packets, there is no authentification or resume feature).
Note: with netcat, if one of the servers connection is not stable, and you lose connection, you will have to start again. that's a bummer. in that case you are better of with tools like rsync or rcp that let you resume a transfer.
In order to make the transfer a simple task, make sure you do the following on both of the receiver and the sender server :
Once both your servers (receiver & sender) are netcat ready, proceed as follow :
This is the transfer times for my last data sync between 2 servers hosted at time4vps.eu (not too bad) | folder | size | transfer time | - | - | - | blocks | 209Go | 5h20 | chainstate | 2.7Go | 4min

bitcoind as a service

For ease of use and 100% uptime, simply add bitcoind to your system service manager (in my case systemd) create the file /etc/systemd/system/bitcoind.service and add the following to it :
[Unit] Description=Bitcoin daemon After=network.target [Service] User=larafale RuntimeDirectory=bitcoind Type=forking ExecStart=/uslocal/bin/bitcoind -conf=/home/larafale/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf ExecStop=/uslocal/bin/bitcoin-cli stop KillMode=process Restart=always RestartSec=120 TimeoutSec=240 # Hardening measures #################### # Provide a private /tmp and /vatmp. PrivateTmp=true # Mount /usr, /boot/ and /etc read-only for the process. ProtectSystem=full # Disallow the process and all of its children to gain # new privileges through execve(). NoNewPrivileges=true # Use a new /dev namespace only populated with API pseudo devices # such as /dev/null, /dev/zero and /dev/random. PrivateDevices=true # Deny the creation of writable and executable memory mappings. MemoryDenyWriteExecute=true [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target 
Don't forget to correct the user name & the bitcoin.conf path. Once the systemd bitcoind config file is created, reload system services and start the bitcoind service:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload # reload new services sudo systemctl enable bitcoind # enable bitcoind sudo systemctl start bitcoind # start bitcoind sudo systemctl status bitcoind # check bitcoind status 
If everything worked, status should output the following:
● bitcoind.service - Bitcoin daemon Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/bitcoind.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since jeu. 2018-08-23 21:17:41 CEST; 5s ago Process: 5218 ExecStart=/uslocal/bin/bitcoind -conf=/home/larafale/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 5219 (bitcoind) CGroup: /system.slice/bitcoind.service └─5219 /uslocal/bin/bitcoind -conf=/home/larafale/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf 
The bitcoind service is active and will automatically restart on statup/crash. Wait a couple minutes until the bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo command returns the chain status. You can also query the rest interface by opening http://nodeIP:8332/rest/chaininfo.json in your browser.

Conclusion

You now have a full Bitcoin core node running on it's own. What's next ? Well I never blogged before, this is the first time I am outsourcing some of my work. I'm a passionnate enginner working on all kind of technologies. I've been dedicating half of my time to Bitcoin for the last 2 years already, so if this guide was usefull and want to go deeper , just let me know, depending on the feedback I get, i'll consider outsourcing more interesting work. For example next post could be about setting up an Electrum Server so you can safely use SPV wallets trusting your own fullnode.
Also I'm currently working on a trustless bitcoin payment processor called 8333, make sure you follow @_8333_ on twitter. I think I will release the project end of 2018. Ping me if interested.
The best way you can show support is via Bitcoin : 16FKGPiivpo3Z7FFPLdkoVRcV2ASBc7Ktu
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GUIDE: How to use libsecp256k1 library with Electrum 3.2.1 on Tails 3.8

  1. Enable the Encrypted Persistence Storage on Tails Greeter and start Tails.
  2. To start the persistent volume assistant, choose Applications ▸ Tails ▸ Configure persistent volume.
  3. Enable both the APT Lists and APT Packages features.
  4. Restart Tails to apply the changes.
  5. Enable both the Encrypted Persistence Storage and Administration Password on Tails Greeter and start Tails.
  6. On the root terminal run the command:​

echo libsecp256k1-0/unstable >> /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/live-additional-software.conf 
  1. Restart Tails to apply the changes.
  2. To use the installed library enable the Encrypted Persistence Storage on Tails Greeter and start Tails.
You'll receive these notifications every Tails start:
Your additional software are installed
Your additional software are ready to use.
and
Your additional software are up to date
The upgrade was successful.
More info:
https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/masteRELEASE-NOTES
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1
https://packages.debian.org/sid/libs/libsecp256k1-0
Your feedback is welcome.
Edit_1: libsecp256k1-0=0.1~20170810-2 libsecp256k1-0/unstable
Edit_2: Electrum 3.2.1 3.2.2
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[Guide] How to tether your Macbook to your iOS Device, no jailbreak required!

After upgrading to the iPhone 7 Plus from a jailbroken 6 Plus, I sorely missed having the ability to tether my Macbook Pro to my phone. I did some research today and after numerous failed attempts, I came across a relatively simple way to tether without the need to sideload any IPAs.
This guide will focus on Mac but it should be possible on Windows/Linux as well.

What you'll need:

How it works

This method takes advantage of a feature of the vSSH iOS app called port forwarding, which enables us to set up a SOCKS proxy between the iPhone and a remote Linux server. Then, we can use a proxy client on the Mac to connect to the proxy on the iPhone. Here's a crude MS-Paint diagram: http://i.imgur.com/Bt6BiqO.png

Set up DigitalOcean

If you have your own server or already know how to set one up, you can skip this section.
Follow this guide to set up your DigitalOcean Virtual Private Server (VPS) with the following settings:
When you get to the step in the guide titled "Log In To Your Droplet", take note of the IP address as you will need this later. Also, for the new root password choose something secure and memorable, or generate it with a password manager. If you choose a weak password, automated bots will potentially brute force it and use your droplet to mine Bitcoin or set up phishing sites.

Start an Ad-Hoc network on your Laptop

  1. Click on your Wireless icon in your menu bar, then select "Create Network":
    • Network Name: Whatever you want
    • Channel: 1

Connect to your Ad-Hoc network from your iPhone

  1. Settings > Wifi
  2. Choose the network you just created
  3. Click "Join Anyway"
  4. You may want to forget any other wifi networks in-range so your phone doesn't try to connect to them instead, since this network has no internet access.

Connect to your server through vSSH on your iPhone

  1. Open vSSH and tap the "+" icon in the upper left-hand corner of the "Connections" tab, then select "Connection" from the popup. Use the following settings:
    • Name: Tether
    • Protocol: SSH
    • Connection
    • Host: The IP address of your server
    • Port: 22
    • Username: root
    • Password: the password you set up earlier
    • Autoconnect: Enabled (optional)
    • No shell: Disabled
    • Screen Size: ignore
    • Port Forwarding:
    • Click "Add Port Forwarding"
      • Type: Dynamic
      • Host: 127.0.0.1
      • Port: 8080
      • Accept All Connections: Enabled
    • Leave everything else as default.
  2. Tap on your new connection profile to connect to your server. You should soon see a connection message with the Linux version, license information, and a shell prompt like "$". At this point all you need to do in vSSH is leave the app open and your phone unlocked.

Connect your Macbook to your iPhone through the vSSH proxy

  1. Make sure you have Proxifier installed.
  2. Visit this Github repo and clone it, or download it as a zip and unzip it somewhere.
  3. Open Terminal.app. You can do this through Spotlight by searching for Terminal.
  4. Drag and drop the file called tethery.sh onto the Terminal window. Press enter.
  5. Proxifier should open. If you're using the trial, click "Continue Evaluation". Give everything a moment to settle in...
  6. Your computer should now be tethered to your iPhone. You may need to restart any web browsers or applications to get them to use the proxy.
Hopefully this is helpful to someone.
Credits:
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Am I mining?

I had a spare laptop sitting around, and I had never done mining (despite wanting to try it out waaaay back in the day before ASICs/gpu mining with bitcoin... so sad), and I wanted to simply set up a miner and see what it looks like. I have a laptop sitting around with debian, I created a wallet, and I installed darkcoin coin cpu miner on the laptop. I joined a pool near where I live, and I ran the miner and appear to be mining on my 2 cpus. Obviously, I am so far behind and have such a low power rig that I don't expect any real return, but I wanted to see the process and at least see my wallet increase by 0.0001 dash :). My miner has been running for a full day and haven't seen any returns, though. How does one tell if everything is set correctly?
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Cosmos Calculator: Can a (bash) script or something generate a freaking address/priv_key (from a live distro) without installing anything?

Update: Got it working on Qubes/Whonix.

Pyethsaletool

For the Ethereum fundraiser there was pyethsaletool that would allow you to generate addresses offline with Ubuntu (don't remember if it required some python install but if so, it was in the Ubuntu repository).
On the online side it also allowed you to import an ETH address without the private key and it gave you a Bitcoin address or something. It worked on Tails.

Web browser calculators

Here are some for Bitcoin:
On Ethereum, Icebox doesn't work on Iceweasle/Firefox on PocketCHIP so saying it requires "javascript" doesn't help me (I believe this Iceweasle supports "javascript"). What are the dependencies or what sorts of devices might work?

Whonix or Debian

Trying to do these simple functions on Whonix isn't going so well so far.

Offline signing

Ideally I'd like something that can sign transactions offline. There is no need for that tool now (except so that we don't have to trust a new tool in the future) but perhaps that would be possible before the network goes live?
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$750 Quadruple Monitor Linux Rig

I'm using the same formatting here as suggested by the Tek Syndicate forums. Thanks for the help guys, it is much needed!
Intro
I don't know much about building computers, yet, so thanks for reading this. I need a computer that can push four monitors. I use Linux which complicates things. Choosing the graphics card seems to be the hardest part for me. I'd like to get a graphics card that is either supported on Linux by the manufacturer with proprietary drivers or one that is supported with open source drivers. Whichever is fine, I just want it to work. Eyefinity support would be great too, I have 3 1920x1200 monitors in portrait mode so I'd like to run them all as one display when I watch movies (this way I can watch 4K content).
Budget. How much are you willing to spend?
$750. Spending less would be nice. I will spend more than $750 if need be.
Where do you live (what country), and what currency do you use?
United States. I live in a big city so I also have plenty of physical stores near by (microcenter, best buy, etc.)
Is there a retailer you prefer?
Newegg/Amazon (I have free 2 day shipping on those sites). I will buy wherever is the cheapest though.
Do you need or already have peripherals? (this can add to costs)
I already have these items:
What will you be using your future computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC?
Web browsing, photoshop, watching video (not editing video), and programming. I don't game so I won't need as powerful of a computer. I really need something that can push all 4 monitors while Web browsing, photoshop, watching video, and programming at the same time.
Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
Overclocking isn't a priority for me. If the CPU and graphics cards can be overclocked then I will if cooling isn't a problem.
Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future?
No.
OS. Do you need a new one?
No. I use Ubuntu, Debian, and Arch. I will also be installing Windows 7 Home Premium with a license key I have.
Do you plan on mining bitcoin?
Yes! If cooling isn't a problem I certainly will be mining bitcoin or litecoin.
Do you render movies or photshop pictures?
I edit photos with GIMP but I may move to Abode Photoshop. I don't edit much video.
If there are any parts that you must have, and you don't want to be swayed against, such as a particular graphics card cooler, or a certain SSD, case, etc., then please specify that.
I'd like to get a 128gb SSD. I don't need any additonal storage.
I'd like to get 8gb of FAST ddr3 ram.
3 of my monitors have displayport which helps for picking a graphics card!
I want the motherboard to have USB 3.0. Front or back ports is fine with me.
I'd like to get a Fractal Design case. Cheaper black minimal cases work for me as well.
I have these parts from an old desktop I scrapped if they are useful:
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How I got conned out of $2400(all the money I had in the world – save 0.25 BTC)

How I got conned out of $2400(all the money I had in the world -– save 0.25 BTC)
After spending about a month thoroughly investigating Bitcoin -- watching the markets, reading up on the technical details, its history and potential, getting to grips with security etc(I set up 3 backups stored in different locations and an offline wallet on a fresh Debian install – all encrypted with ultra-long passwords) – I was ready and raring to invest.
I tentatively bought into my first 0.25 BTC at £235/BTC on ‘localbitcoins.com’, somewhat unsure as to whether the price was going to drop back down -- seeing as it had been at £80/BTC only a few weeks earlier -- only to see the price double over the next few days. I was going to buy now and hold, I was going to go all in, all I had to do was get verified with ‘OKPay’ and/or an exchange so I could get as many Bitcoins as possible with the money I had available to invest.
After 5 days wherein I had watched the price of Bitcoin soar again, now to £500, I was getting impatient waiting for verification, worried that the price was going to continue to surge and I was going to miss the (better) boat (I’m expecting we won’t be in danger of totally running out of metaphorical investment boats until we reach the region of $10,000+/BTC).
Outside of the exchanges and ‘OKPay’-ment, the Bitcoins available to me were in the region of 150% on the market price, so I was very receptive at this point to market-price offers from lone traders. Enter ‘Marcus SyajcMaa’. ‘Marcus’ came into my sights on the ‘Bitcoins’ open Facebook group -- when he responded to another individual who was inquiring about purchasing Bitcoins -- saying that he was looking to sell on 36BTC at $400/BTC(£250; market price: ~£310) “before the (anticipated) drop”. This was a vastly better deal than anything I had access to at the time (being unverified elsewhere), and I wasn’t too concerned about any potential drop as I had missed out on good deals before whilst waiting for the price to come back down, only for it to escalate further; besides, I wasn’t a day-trader, I was looking to hold for the long-term.
‘Marcus’ had invited prospective buyers to add him as a friend, and so I did.
Once on his friends list, I started up a conversation: Conversation Part 1) http://s5.postimg.org/fembnmq6v/Conversation_1.jpg Conversation Part 2) http://s5.postimg.org/qtiss92jb/Conversation_2.jpg
The group he added me to was ran by him, and it was populated with 109 accounts. Some of these accounts exchanged banter with ‘Marcus’ whilst others talked positively of past deals they’d done with him. Hindsight: Some others of these 109 accounts appear to have been genuine – people like me whom ‘Marcus’ was in the process of working. Others were most certainly either puppet accounts or accomplices. They weren’t obvious though… Like ‘Marcus’, they all spoke good English, had well-populated friends lists(including several mutual friends) as well as convincing personal details, timelines and public photo galleries. I took ‘Marcus’ up on his offer to go public with the trade.
At this point I realised ‘Marcus’ might have been wanting to sell his 36 BTC as one lot: Conversation Part 3) http://s5.postimg.org/7jbs8tgk7/Conversation_3.jpg
This is when things start going down hill for me. I became embarrassed that this guy thought I was looking to buy 36 BTC when all the money I had in the world would only be enough to buy 5 BTC(and I obviously wanted to keep some of that back, you know, to live on..). This put me into a psychological position of being somehow below ‘Marcus’ in standing, which reduced my ability to negotiate strongly with him. I was interested in taking advantage of the special offer for purchasing 5 BTC, but perhaps more drivingly I didn’t want to make it obvious that I was so poor relative to his expectations.
Conversation Part 4) http://s5.postimg.org/n631m6uc7/Conversation_4.jpg
My negotiatory position was now further weakened as I found I was ‘competing’ with others for the purchase – he was in control, it didn’t matter to him if I purchased or not as he could just sell to someone else; I on the other hand had no comparable alternatives at that time(of course, in hindsight I should’ve just waited for verification). Hindsight: This was all an intentional part of the set-up, putting me in a weak bargaining position so that he could manipulate me as he wanted, a classic technique. Again to conceal my poverty, whilst I only reserved 4 BTC, I suggested I could possibly buy 5 - 10BTC(smh).
Conversation Part 5) http://s5.postimg.org/ujifl5edz/Conversation_5.jpg Conversation Part 6) http://s5.postimg.org/wtfqne23b/Conversation_6.jpg Conversation Part 7) http://s5.postimg.org/e3ekf5ul3/Conversation_7.jpg
He starts to increase the pressure on me to complete the deal, saying that he has other buyers waiting and he wants to cancel the invoice. This further weakens my already shaky position.
Conversation Part 8) http://s5.postimg.org/ph13qd53Conversation_8.jpg Conversation Part 9) http://s5.postimg.org/sce6x893Conversation_9.jpg Conversation Part 10) http://s5.postimg.org/fmejxvqjb/Conversation_10.jpg Conversation Part 11) http://s5.postimg.org/93qayp3pz/Conversation_11.jpg
I was trying to be hard and negotiate with him, but I felt at the same time that if I tried to negotiate without showing at the same time that I was progressing the deal I would lose it. This guy ran his own Bitcoin Facebook group with 109 members, he dealt in stacks of 36 BTC at a time. I was already taxing his valuable time by buying 5 BTC when he wanted to sell 36, I didn’t want it to get out that I wasted this guy’s time completely, no one would deal with me again!
Conversation Part 12) http://s5.postimg.org/dx5gptatz/Conversation_12.jpg
“or”… This was not a question before: I was going to get his I.D., I was going to use an escrow, and I was going to get him to take a verification picture with a message written on paper to prove the I.D was his before I would close ANY deal. Now, not only could I not make a straight up demand: I couldn’t even ask a firm question like, “Can you send me your I.D. BEFORE I send you my fucking life savings on the word of someone I know nothing about,” without adding “or” to the end of it to show that I hade no commitment whatsoever to ensuring my wish was fulfilled. That’s psychological manipulation for you.
Conversation Part 13) http://s5.postimg.org/gfr5qhwk7/Conversation_13.jpg
Again, he shows that he is in control, that he doesn’t need me, that I should be grateful that he is even dealing with me at all: that I have no bargaining power whatsoever. So, I cave and hit ‘close dispute’. I get an error, which in hindsight could’ve been a blessing in disguise had I not been so persistent…
“He seems desperate to refund me. Surely a scammer wouldn’t want to refund me my money!? Clearly he is a legitimate businessman who just wants to make the most money he can out of his hard-earned capital! He is doing me a favour by staying in the deal so long when he could’ve gone elsewhere. I don’t need to push my luck and waste any more of his time getting any pesky I.D., I am just being a nuisance, and everyone is going to find out. People, including ‘Marcus’, do this every day -- this is how Bitcoin trades work, everyone knows that! I can trust him.” Hindsight: this is further part of the con strategy: allow me to spend several hours working towards closing a deal calmly and carefully taking no risks, then start to pull it away from me so I lose my cool head and jump after it like a lemming.
Conversation Part 14) http://s5.postimg.org/42ebjl6vConversation_14.jpg
It worked, I was able to close the dispute… “HOORAY,” I thought...
Conversation Part 15) http://s5.postimg.org/do7vzvy1j/Conversation_15.jpg
As soon as I hit send on that last message his account and the group disappeared. I realised immediately that I had been conned: it was like the fog of deception suddenly lifted and everything was all so obvious -- I had been under the warlock’s spell. I found out later after posting in the ‘Bitcoins’ group about my experience that he had only blocked and banned me, and he had even tried to continue conning other people after he'd finished with me. After members of the ‘Bitcoins’ group had sufficiently spread word of his con, he did finally delete his account, but the group only became secret, meaning he is planning to use it again on other unsuspecting victims.
Here are links to screenshots of the invoice and transaction, as well as to some testimonies from other ‘Bitcoins’ group members who had encountered ‘Marcus’:
“What? He seemed on the level,” said one member.
Invoice: http://s5.postimg.org/82lgvtxcn/Invoice.jpg Transaction: http://s5.postimg.org/t4q1nws2f/Payment_Sent.jpg
Testimonies: http://s5.postimg.org/lksd849hz/K_S_Almost_fellow_scammee.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/hlmfh6n13/K_Y_Almost_Fellow_scammee.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/3xf5nnoyf/S_C_First_Alerter_unheard.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/o7ch2sq3b/T_J_Almost_fellow_scammee.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/5wr61btw7/D_J_attesting_to_scammer.jpg
So, it turned out the word was already out that he was a scammer, it just wasn’t sufficiently publicised. I would suggest that anyone running any Bitcoin forum or group who wants to help prevent people from being conned, makes a sticky thread or post with an URGENT – READ FIRST label containing details of known scams and scammers, and standard guidelines for transactions, so that newbies don’t go along with insecure 1-1 transactions (without escrow etc..) thinking that’s acceptable or the norm. It’s too easy for a skilful con artist to convince a newbie, with the help of bots, that he and is methods of transaction are legitimate and widely-accepted, respectively.
I had heard about the risks of selling BTC to people who are using PayPal or bank transfer, due to the risk of them withdrawing the funds after the BTC had been sent; I’d read up all about how to secure Bitcoins from hackers; and I was sufficiently well-read to be confident in the long-term viability of bitcoin, but I never once read anything about how to avoid scammers ‘selling’ bitcoin. So, having only read from the perspective of holders of Bitcoin(which makes sense, as the people who are going to be writing Bitcoin guides are most likely to be heavily invested), I was completely unprepared for being scammed in the reverse direction.
Conclusion/TL; DR:
Stay safe, beware of cons: 20 people vouching for a guy isn’t enough any more when people can bot perfectly convincing fake accounts and scam-pool with accomplices; be aware of fake escrow sites to come with bots vouching on review sites. I just hope some newbie Bitcoiners will see this post(as I saw and was motivated by the posts of people being hacked) and be more careful/prepared to encounter con-artists than I was. NEVER BUY BITCOINS WITHOUT ESCROW OR EQUIVALENT PROTECTION.
If there are any hackers out there who think they can track the guy down somehow with the information I’ve provided, though I expect this is unlikely, I give you my fullest blessing.
May your interactions be voluntary and your Bitcoins secure,
Miles(internet pseudonym).
Clarification: I don't have screenshots from the group because it was made secret as soon as I found out it was a con; and I can't charge-back PayPal because he got me to open up a dispute and then close it -- which seemed reasonable to me seeing as it makes it effectively the same as using OKpay etc, with which one cannot charge-back in the first place: charge-backs being the whole reason most BTC sellers don't accept PayPal...
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[Guide] How to tether your Macbook to your iOS Device for free, no jailbreak required!

Preface

I have an unlimited everything data plan with Sprint, but they charge an extra $20 to $50 per month for 2gb and 6gb of personal hotspot (tethering) data, respectively.
When I had a jailbroken 6 Plus, I used to use MyWi to tether my phone to my Macbook. After upgrading to the iPhone 7 Plus, I sorely missed having this ability.
I did some research today and after numerous failed attempts, I came across a relatively simple way to tether without the need to sideload any IPAs.
This guide will focus on Mac but it should be possible on Windows/Linux as well.
At first glance it looks like a lot of steps, but I have tried to elaborate on everything so that even a non-technical person should be able to follow along.
If you have a decent amount of technical knowledge, you should be able to set everything up in under 20 minutes and after that enabling tethering only takes about 30 seconds or less each time.
My other post on /iphone got downvoted to oblivion for some reason, hopefully this community is more receptive?

What you'll need:

How it works

This method takes advantage of a feature of the vSSH iOS app called port forwarding, which enables us to set up a SOCKS proxy between the iPhone and a remote Linux server. Then, we can use a proxy client on the Mac to connect to the proxy on the iPhone. Here's a crude MS-Paint diagram: http://i.imgur.com/Bt6BiqO.png

Set up DigitalOcean

If you have your own server or already know how to set one up, you can skip this section.
Follow this guide to set up your DigitalOcean Virtual Private Server (VPS) with the following settings:
When you get to the step in the guide titled "Log In To Your Droplet", take note of the IP address as you will need this later. Also, for the new root password choose something secure and memorable, or generate it with a password manager. If you choose a weak password, automated bots will potentially brute force it and use your droplet to mine Bitcoin or set up phishing sites.

Start an Ad-Hoc network on your Laptop

  1. Click on your Wireless icon in your menu bar, then select "Create Network":
    • Network Name: Whatever you want
    • Channel: 1

Connect to your Ad-Hoc network from your iPhone

  1. Settings > Wifi
  2. Choose the network you just created
  3. Click "Join Anyway"
  4. You may want to forget any other wifi networks in-range so your phone doesn't try to connect to them instead, since this network has no internet access.

Connect to your server through vSSH on your iPhone

  1. Open vSSH and tap the "+" icon in the upper left-hand corner of the "Connections" tab, then select "Connection" from the popup. Use the following settings:
    • Name: Tether
    • Protocol: SSH
    • Connection
    • Host: The IP address of your server
    • Port: 22
    • Username: root
    • Password: the password you set up earlier
    • Autoconnect: Enabled (optional)
    • No shell: Disabled
    • Screen Size: ignore
    • Port Forwarding:
    • Click "Add Port Forwarding"
      • Type: Dynamic
      • Host: 127.0.0.1
      • Port: 8080
      • Accept All Connections: Enabled
    • Leave everything else as default.
  2. Tap on your new connection profile to connect to your server. You should soon see a connection message with the Linux version, license information, and a shell prompt like "$". At this point all you need to do in vSSH is leave the app open and your phone unlocked.

Connect your Macbook to your iPhone through the vSSH proxy

  1. Make sure you have Proxifier installed.
  2. Visit this Github repo and clone it, or download it as a zip and unzip it somewhere.
  3. Open Terminal.app. You can do this through Spotlight by searching for Terminal.
  4. Drag and drop the file called tethery.sh onto the Terminal window. Press enter.
  5. Proxifier should open. If you're using the trial, click "Continue Evaluation". Give everything a moment to settle in...
  6. Your computer should now be tethered to your iPhone. You may need to restart any web browsers or applications to get them to use the proxy.
Hopefully this is helpful to someone.
Credits:
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Why is installing peercoin qt in linux live session so hard?

Hi,
I'm trying to do a USB Live Session fresh install on my OSX comp, using ubuntu 12.04. I want to install the peercoin client offline to generate an offline wallet which can then be encrypted and moved to a USB key, and later imported to peercoin on my Mac when I want to spend the coins.
My question is whether or not I have to connect to the Internet in the liveUSB to actually do this successfully? Because I'm having an amazing amount of trouble doing this (nights and nights of frustration) when I'm not connecting to the internet.
In general I don't think that I'm technically disinclined, but this is absolutely stumped me. I'll outline my steps that I've done so far.
1- I've made the USB system and can boot no problem. I always choose to "test ubuntu without installing" since when I tried installing it wanted to overwrite my OSX
2- I unpack the tar.gz and I can't actually follow the install instructions coming with Peercoin (ppcoin-0.3.0-linux.tar.gz is the file I downloaded) below:
First, make sure that the required packages for Qt4 development of your distribution are installed, for Debian and Ubuntu these are: apt-get install qt4-qmake libqt4-dev build-essential libboost-dev libboost-system-dev \ libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-thread-dev \ libssl-dev libdb4.8++-dev then execute the following: qmake make Alternatively, install Qt Creator and open the `bitcoin-qt.pro` file. 
I cant install the required packages in order to unpack everything. All of the threads I read about detail steps AFTER installing, so it seems like I just am braindead and can't even get to the point others start to have difficulty.
I also cannot install a QT creator, which the system suggests I try to do to create a graphical user interface. I've also followed the instructions here, as to how to install QT creator, but to absolutely no avail. The command line either says there is no file, or nothing happens. I followed the instructions here, as to how to unpack a file with a .bin extension but when I do that nothing happens either.
I guess my question is, why is this so hard for me? Everything that I read suggest that the best kind of off-line wallet is done on a system that is never connected to the Internet. But if I can't install anything without connecting to the Internet, how can I get to the point where I can even generate a Wallet?
This link on github suggests I should be connected to the internet
Is anybody aware of an ultra descriptive linux/ubuntu 12.04 fresh install set of instructions? Something like this I think would be incredibly valuable to the community, and if I ever figure it out on my own, I will absolutely make it. I feel like this is limiting me from getting completely set up with peercoin.
I can just generate private keys offline (I think, honestly I haven't tried running the html files I've downloaded because I'm fighting with ubuntu (bitaddress.org, brainwallet.org, etc)). But since I am using OS X, there doesn't appear for me to be any way to actually import a generated private key/address at this point into the OSX peercoin client to generate a new wallet. Is there?
Any help is very very appreciated, thanks very much. Also, should I double post this at peercointalk.org? I'm more familiar with Reddit :)
*edit 1 - fixed formatting
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Reminder - bitcoin is beta software! Corrupt wallets, bugs, errors, oh my! I dodged a bullet today, make sure you are prepared for disaster too!

Hello everyone,
This is a public service announcement brought to you by a fellow bitcoiner who dodged a bullet today.
I'm very adamant about backups, having lost data many years ago, I always try to make sure I have backups of backups now. External hard drives, raids, the cloud, leverage anything and everything to insure you won't lose data.
Well today it all came to fruition. If I was not so strong willed about keeping backups, I might have lost all my bitcoins today. Last night I went to sleep with the bitcoin program working perfectly on my computer. I run debian, nothing fancy or crazy or custom, just a stock os with a stock bitcoin install.
I wake up today and bitcoin has quit itself last night. I load bitcoin-qt and I get the, "your database has corrupted, would you like to try to fix" dialogue box. I select yes, it looks like it's working but gets near the end and dies. This looks like the same issue I had weeks ago. I alerted sipa, one of the main developers about it and was informed it was probably an os level instability on my end. This was weeks ago, so I reinstalled my system entirely, did memory checks and checked the hard drive for bad blocks or corruption to rule out hardware issues.
So here we are, on a brand new os install, with a brand new bitcoin install, with a fresh blockchain, and yes it totally corrupted itself in the middle of the night without any user interaction on my part.
So back to the story, I keep a copy of the blockchain before any corruptions occur on an external hard drive so I can easily reload in case this exact situation occurs. So I nuke the old one, load this existing blockchain, and am greeted with this lovely dialogue box I've never seen before, "wallet.dat corrupt, salvage failed". My heart skips a beat. Really? My wallet is also corrupted? Great.
Luckily I keep encrypted incremental backups on one of my external drives, decrypt, load that, and am up and running again.
To all those who live dangerously without backups, you are playing with fire and WILL get burned eventually. If you are not making daily backups to multiple sources, you are doing it wrong. If I wasn't so careful, I'd currently be out hundreds of bitcoins, and possibly posting on the forums on how to fix a corrupt wallet.
If anybody is curious, the link below is the bug I ran into. I'm not sure if this is directly related to the wallet corruption. I'm guessing its at least related to the blockchain corruption though, because this is the exact same error I received last time my blockchain corrupted itself. I alerted one of the main developers to my issue, so at least they are aware of it.
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/2402
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[Table] IAmA: My name is Ryan Ackroyd and back in 2011 I was arrested for my part in the groups know as Lulz Security (LulzSec), Anonymous and Operation Anti Security (#AntiSec). I am LulzSec, AMA!

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Date: 2014-04-03
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Questions Answers
What was it like being raided? GAME OVER PLEASE INSERT COINS.
Do you have any regrets about your involvement with those groups? Snowden, hero or villain? Why? There's no point regretting anything because you cannot undo the past. I heard about Snowden in prison, came on the news but I only know what the news has been telling me. I will look more in to it, he's got balls I can tell you that and I admire a good set of balls.
Really? Good set of balls? Are we not doing phrasing anymore? Yes really.
Any advice on learning how to program? I'm struggling with Python at the moment. You don't learn how to program, you learn how use a programming language, programming is what you do with that information. Read lots of examples of source code, see if you can work out whats going on. Don't just copy/paste the examples, write them word for word no matter how long they are. Not only will it help understand what it is doing better you may also learn a few tricks.
That's deep man. Thanks for the advice. No problem.
You don't learn how to program, you learn how use a programming language. Damn, pretty sweet quote there. It's also true.
How did you get started 'hacking'? I first started back in 1998 I mostly used to hack PC games, hex editing, binary reverse engineering stuff. Then I learned how to use C and assembly and it just went from there.
What do you recommend for someone that's interested in hacking(in terms of learning it)? Hacking is the art of reverse engineering, before you can reverse engineer something you need to have an in depth knowledge of it.
What are your thoughts on mass surveillance? Any advice for the masses? It's been going on longer than you or I have existed. Strong encryption is the key.
Ever considered a job with the NSA? GCHQ? I don't think I would pass the security clearance now anyways. I am x military though so who knows.
I am surprised you are allowed to use computers or the internet at all now considering some of the parole conditions of many American hackers. Can you talk about some of the restrictions in the SCPO and why you feel they are unfair? Basically it prevents me from using encryption that allows hidden volumes, virtual machines and I cannot delete my internet history. It lasts for 5 years and each breach of the order can be punishable up to 5 years.
It's not a case of them being fair or unfair. I can't go too in to detail about it if I want to take it back to court, I just want to challenge it, plus I like to keep my cards close to my chest.
So would say firefox's private browsing mode be against the rules? I don't think so, I'd have to check the src of firefox to determine if it deletes the history in private mode or if it simply does not record it in anyway. The order says "Not to delete".
So if you just image a fresh install of your variety of os(debian?) everyday would that break your parole? I could just boot live OS and not be in breach.
Is that what you do? I used to, remember slax?
Are you proud of the sacrifices you made in your lifetime? Yes I am, I never look back I just move forward in to the future hoping to find peace and happiness.
Did you meet anyone interesting in prison? There's some funny characters in prison I can tell you that, made friends for life. Most of the people in there were in there for fraud, drugs, gang stuff. I never met any famous prisoners if that's what you mean? Then again everyone's story in prison is interesting.
What is the best way to protect your digital identity, and secure your privacy? Since you have experience exploiting these vulnerabilities, what do you suggest to prevent it? Strong encryption, limit the amount of personal information you place on the internet, don't draw attention, only use a sandboxed browser and tunnel your HTTPS through SSH using the highest of encryption, PGP mail for every mail, don't store encryption keys on your computer, full disk encryption and/or hidden OS, use different emails for your banking, paypal etc, Mak3p4$5w0rdZ!nCr3d!b4LlYsTr0nG, uninstall flash use Link to youtube.com instead etc, etc...
Thanks for your answer. I am not worried about personal use, I am more worried about enterprise and or security systems. preventing people from hacking my companies website, and social media accounts. I have to keep in compliance with the financial standards, so we use PGP, and Erado, for archiving and encryption. It is just nice to get the perspective what is an easy target, what would you consider a difficult target not worth pursuing? I could write a book to answer this...
Security isn't something you can just apply it's an on going process and in most cases you are relying on products sold to you on a trust basis. You're told that Antivirus software will stop you getting a virus but what you're not told is that Antivirus software only protects you against what is known, takes less than an hour to write a new piece of malware or backdoor that your AV will never detect.
People put too much faith in to security systems without understanding how they work, their capabilities or limitations.
There's no need to be "pentested" it's a right con, they only test you against old exploits, if you update regular then you're already safe.
Use 2 factor authentication and/or strong password policy, prevent users creating the own password (they will only make them simpler)
Just make your data worthless to a hacker by encrypting it.
Insightful, thank you. I know it's a vague question, but you just confirmed my intuition. Thanks for your honest answers. No problem.
Was it worth going to prison? Nothing is worth going to prison for. Yeah they are happy I am back and I am happy to see them again. It was ~100GBP for my parents to come and visit me in prison, I was a long way from home. I told them not to waste their money because the visit only lasts 2 hours.
How is your family treating you, are they happy to have you back? Did they visit you in prison? I am x military I am used to being away from home for long periods of time. It also makes time fly faster when you're not constantly reminded about home. If you don't know what you are missing then you don't miss much.
I've never been to prison, but I lost about 8 years of my life due to bad medical advice. I used to be angry-- I was thinking why wasn't it only 2 years-- why did it have to be such a complete waste of so many years? Would that have happened if it had been only 2 years instead of 8? I don't think so. Sometimes, events like that helps to put things in to perspective. We often don't think about our lives on a day to day basis but when something out of the "norm" happens it makes us think that little more.
What do you think about bitcoin? where will it be in 10 years? I think it's great, scrypt coin too! I think they will get heavily regulated soon though. I had 78 bitcoins backed up on a SDHC before I was sent to prison. Back then they were worth ~$40 each. Come out of jail and I can't find that shit anywhere lol.
The only problem is even if I do find it, it's encrypted with keys that are on the computer the police confiscated and I can't get back.
I know right?
Sue them. They stole you $ 78k. It's killing me!
If they've not destroyed your computer or had a seize order against it then you can get back things like that. Ask your lawyer. They seized it in court, I can however apply "for a copy of evidence" under UK law and they would have to give me a copy of the HDD.
Do this. Those bitcoins won't last. How long untill they are orphaned? It's been ~3 years already.
No idea. I meant they won't last as a concept (especially not at that value). Wow, only just seen it but they peaked at ~$1000? Feels bad man.
Exactly - since then the Chinese and Russians have banned it, and you can only consider it's a downward spiral from there. I wonder how long it will last here in the west, I'm surprised it hasn't already been regulated the tax man must be pissed!
I think there are also more constructive uses for mining, I mentioned this on twitter also. See there are a lot of cancer researchers and scientists that have HUGE amounts of data that needs to be mined to help cure diseases and solve the worlds problems.
The world hash rate for crypto coins is more powerful than most of the worlds super computers combined. Cancer researchers should give coins for mining cancer research data instead of wasting time generating meaningless hashes.
Do you like sporks? Yes, I do, do you?
Hey man we are asking YOU the questions here. Leave the interrogations to us the professionals. Ok bro.
Ex Army eh? Signals? or Tech in REME? I was in the Infantry.
So how were you ID'd for arrest? I fucked up, I've already explained it on here, lurk moar.
Just curious, do you think big brother is reading this ama real time or at all? They will be on this like flies round shit.
Where does/did LulzSec congregate? What is the education background of a typical member, or from where did you learn to do what you can do? We had our own private IRCD and encrypted silc servers, also channels on public servers. I am completely self taught, I have been at it since 1998.
Isn't the true "lulzy" part of this that you guys bugged some people and mocked their security and then ended up getting busted and going to prison while the companies you annoyed made their security better? That's pretty lulzy to me. What I find lulzy is the fact they were all vulnerable to webapp vulnerabilites and don't use PGP.
Wasn't LulzSec responsible for the major Sony Online Entertainment security breach? I know you wanted to retaliate because SONY was suing George Holtz for the PS3 jailbreaking thing he did, but the only thing that happened is that you inconvenienced the people. Basically I am asking. Why did you ruin all those accounts, which lead to people having their credit cards stolen, instead of just attacking SONY directly. Also, how many accounts were compromised? LulzSec says 1000, SONY says ~4000. LulzSec had nothing to do with the PSN breach, fact.
Do you suspect who was responsible? (group name, not actual name) Honestly, no Idea there is too much internet rumor and no one has officially come forward to claim it. I read some people in Spain were arrested and questioned in relation to the PSN breach but that still doesn't mean it was them.
What are your political views? I don't really have any political views, however I would like to see the rest of the world get a chance to sample democracy and be free from oppressive dictatorships (no naming names).
At first welcome back. So here an total haxolulz/past unrelated question what kind of music do you like? I like Hard Dance music, Hard Trance/Hard House.
Fuck yeah! Trance and House all the way. I used to have a set of Technics 1210 Mk2 and mix like mad when I was younger, still got some of the vinyl haha.
Hackers soundtrack, orbitals by halicon. Not hard but one of my favorites. Thanks I'll check this out. The LuLzSec hacker song by ytcracker is the ONLY hacker song haha.Link to www.youtube.com
Who is your favorite Trance artist? Ever been to any festivals? Tidy boys, nothing but. Their events are awesome, youtube "Tidy weekender"
How came you guys got the cia down? It was hit with a 100,000 node botnet.
What does this mean in layman's terms? 100,000 computers were used to send ALOT of data to the server causing it crash.
That's as simple as it gets.
Any advice for aspiring hacktivists? Trust no one.
Still on 4chan? fav boards? Rules 1&2 always apply.
Hate to break it to you bro, but 4chan is just full of kids now. The rules of the internet have somewhat faded since you left the intertubes in 2011 :( consequences will never be the same again. Ebaums world has been dead a longtime because people broke 1&2
What's your opinion on the book by Parmy Olson? I think I recall she said she talked to you by chat, but how accurate was what eventually made it into the book? I lost the book before I could read it all so I don't know...
What do you think your job prospects are now with the conviction hanging over your head? Not too good! I'm on my arse at the minuet, I'll do any job!
Any job? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Allmost...
Write a book. Is it really needed?
Not needed per se. But you can tell an autobiographical perspective that nobody else can. The story lulz & Anon supporters would want to hear. Obviously not a 'tell all' but a 'tell most'? Yeah I get what you mean.
Was there a time before you were caught that you were worried or thought the authorities might have a clue as to your real identity? I knew I was going to get caught, I fucked up.
Did you have a backup plan? There was no backup plan but I realized the mistake early and acted accordingly! No I do not own guns, they're a lot more restricted here in the UK.
Are you still in touch with Jason? Saw he went to prison recently, I actually went to HS with him. How long did he get?
Jeremy, not Jason. Twins. Yeah, I think he got 10 years or something like that? I've not heard anything from him since I got out, hope he is ok.
I look up to you on how you managed to convince everyone you're a girl, smart and funny thing at the same time. Really I look up to you like a celebrity, hah. Maintaining a strong persona such as kayla and doing what I did wasn't easy. If I could go back in time I wouldn't change anything, I'd just keep going back in time to relive it over and over again. Nothing is worth prison time, it's a waste of life however I did manage to get some qualifications out of it. Not many people can say they left prison with a diploma for the thing they went in for.
If you could go back in time, before the creation of Lulzsec, what would you do differently? Also, was Lulzsec's missions worth the prison time? Where did you learn social engineering, and hacking? I learned to do what I do from programming, it is simply reverse engineering.
Thank you for your answer. What do you think about the Syrian Electronic Army, their methods of attacks, and their meaning? I honestly believe they are state sponsored (possibly not from the beginning) but I do believe they are the people Assad is turning to. As for their methods I don't even know what methods they are using, I'll read in to it though, I'm fresh out of prison and most of what they have done was done while I had no internet access. I've been banned from the internet since 2011.
That they are, got many of Advanced Replacements on products. If you had to choose between, Windows or OSX which would you choose. I'd choose Windows, I'm not a fan of OSX.
This is probably the longest I've ever seen someone take questions in an AMA. Thank you for dedicating so much time to answering people's questions. No problem I enjoy answering questions and I will be here until the questions dry up.
How did it feel being able to get behind a computer for a first time in 2+ years? Did you build a rig to re-live the novelty or do anything particularly special? Porn, me thinks. I was able to use computers in prison. I was given a job as a class room assistant helping teach people about computers, basic things. I also managed to complete a number of computer related qualifications and gained a diploma. Seeing the internet after 2+ years was kind of strange though. The internet looks a lot different now compared to how it did in 2011. To be honest I don't like it, it has that "iphone look" to it all, big buttons and lots of unneeded JS. I wish I could build a rig I just do not have the money to do so. Hopefully soon I will find a nice job and maybe then I will build one.
Did you have internet in jail? No they do not allow internet in UK prisons.
Do you think access to the internet should be a human right? When will it be? Yes it should be and I am sure it is already so!
Here you go Link to www.wired.co.uk
My question: Did you ever have any suspicions about Sabu? At any point did you guys think, Something is up with this dude? Everyone had suspicions about everyone, things were being patched, rootkits disappearing, logs being leaked etc..
Was prison anything like you had expected it to be? Better than I thought it would be, I had most prison movies flashing in my head on the way there from court but it's nothing like that.
Could you elaborate more on what it's like please? Once I got to prison I realized it's nothing like the movies. Because it was all over the news when I was sentenced everyone in the jail knew who I was and what I was in for. I've made some good friends out it, people I am going to meet again once they are free. No one was ever violent towards me, you don't give any attitude you don't get any attitude. I did see some people get fucked up in there, mostly starts over something really silly, like a game of pool.
How did you pass the time? I used to pass the time playing chess with my cell mate or by watching all crazy people in there.
Did you personally encounter much violence in the prison? Or is it easy enough to stay away from it if you don't rock the boat or whatever? Well, most of the prison movies I have seen all show people stood at the bars, big guys growling "mmm fresh meat" and everyone getting stabbed up every 2 minuets. When you've never been to prison before you can't help but think back to every movie you've seen about prison.
When do you think the govt will evolve enough to have guys like you helping to grow our society? Right now it seeks to hunt you down...terrible waste of resources imo It is, there's a lot of talent rotting away in the prison system.
Administrations that in one breath expresses the need for engineers of digital space and then issues the order to capture the very people with such talents. Edit: its been many administrations haha :*( And many more to come!
Its wishful thinking but i hope that the economic imperative will win out as we progress to what can be depicted best by the Type I civilization coined by popular theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Things need to change, that's for sure.
Is Milhouse a meme? Milhouse was the best meme!!
Do you like Wheatus? No, Wheatus sucks.
How do they ? Well I just like to suck wheats thats all.
What do you think - in Wrestlemania '98, did Mike Tyson get punched in the cock? Never watched it back then, I hope so!
Are you now like Gavin Orsay (Jimmi Simpson) on House of Cards? Never watched it, only just got out of prison I've heard a lot about that series, I'll look in to it.
Gavin in House of Cards has a guinea pig. Reminded me of "Noodles". :3. Hahaha.
the character Gavin is this hacker and there's a scene where he tells his FBI handler that they have to drop charges against Barrett Brown. Link to www.youtube.com Really?
Indeed. And check out who advised on the new season of HoC :3. Link to www.theguardian.com. HAHAHAHAHA.
Do they let you have PlayStation in British prisons? Link to www.dailymail.co.uk. They do if you buy the PlayStation.
What did you have in your cell? TV, Kettle, Radio, Bed, locker and that's it... I wasn't bothered about a play station, just used to play a lot of chess and poker.
What sort of people did you meet in association with the hacking groups? What kind of people are hackers? Out of everyone I have met there are only a small handful of people that I would put in to the "reverse engineehacker" bracket. Lots of people who know how to use exploits, not many who know how and why they work or are able to write their own, truly is a dieing art.
Do you ever think about trying to get hired for security for websites or for government computers or something along those lines? Again it's probably a trust issue...
Personally, I was very stupid and didn't really care about the ease with which personal information can spread, and didn't know how widespread NSA surveillance was. Given that a lot of stuff is out there already, if someone wanted to take the time to look at it, do you have any advice as to how to minimize the damage? Strong encryption is the key but to be honest, Internet Service Providers should be doing more to protect it's customers privacy, they should allow AES256 pipes for every customer as standard.
Many (fairly intelligent) people I talk to agree that they are concerned about surveillance and privacy on the internet, but they're resistant to try and use encryption or anything because they have it in their heads that only supergeniuses can understand computers like that. Do you have any suggestions for introducing these concepts to slightly technophobic people? I think encryption needs to be simplified for the regular user. It can get a bit confusing if you have never used it before or understand it's significance.
Also, wanted to thank you for your advice to the person below asking about how to learn programming. I know a little introductory Python, but I never really knew how to go from there to creating and understanding a whole big project. Programming languages too, learning new things is never easy, it's about determination and the will to succeed. The best way to learn is to read lots of source code and try to work out what is going on, maybe you could even improve on it?
How did you learn to hack? From learning to program.
Hacking is reverse engineering, it's an in depth knowledge of the underlying system/code/hardware/technology and the ability to take it apart piece by piece and reassemble it in to something else.
How long did it take you to become a proficient programmer? How did you learn? How long did it take you to become a proficient reverse engineer? How did you learn? I just learned from doing, trial and error. If there was something that I did not understand I would just research it, it sometimes helps to read it from more than one source. I used to just read lots of examples and try to make sense of them, if I found something new or something I did not understand I would research it.
As for time, I am unsure... I am still learning now, it is an on going process. All I can say is learn the basics and be creative, if there's something you do not understand research it, google always has the answer.
Have you only just got out of prison? I have been out a few weeks but I have only been on the internet a few days now.
Ever hear from anyone in that channel? Just one, those times are sadly gone.
When you got V&, they said two men where arrested for using the Kayla alias in some media. What happened there? The other person was my brother, they were unsure if it was him or me.
Ahh, You're poor brother... what happened when you got raided, how many people, where did they take you? I was home alone, they arrested me and took me to the police station for questioning. They told me during questioning that they had also been to arrest my brother.
Is human body very good build pc with very cheap soft?If it's so easy to exploit:( No it's a design prone to failure.
I want to learn Python 3. Codecademy is Python 2 (like all good tutorials...they seem to be for 2). Thanks for the links. I'll look into them. At the minuet I am going over logic, reading into some Verilog and other HDL because I want to experiment with some Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).
Hey its Kayla! Hahaha.
Hey thanks for the advice in the thread . I'll definitely use that on my quest to getting my Computer science thread and furthering my programming language knowledge ! No problem.
Kayla, I just want to say thank you. Haha no problem.
Meanwhile, while you were in prison our gov't set up a fake twitter type service in Cuba with the intent of helping topple the Cuban gov't. -_- I'd like to see how you have come to this conclusion? Or is it official and that is it's official purpose?
I just find it ironic that while prosecuting with one hand the other is going to extreme lengths to topple a government with social media. It's usually the case.
You should try this at /netsec. Possibly, no way to link them over? I'll admit it, this is the first time I've ever used or been to reddit.
They would probably have a few more knowledgeable comments and questions. Doesn't seem like any of them took the bait!
Yea, go to /netsec and create a new post, and make it a link (to the url of this thread). Make the title basically the same, but bring up the fact that it's an xpost. Thanks, I'll do this after I've made a coffee!
My question: why didn't you guys get ahead of the game by targeting Google. They're the resident evil today. Care to explain?
I think he meant Umbrella Corp. They have their hands in everything, and are mercilessly expanding. Fist umbrella fuck with zombies, now google!
#tr0ll. Hahaha, I'd like to believe it but...
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