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How import a bitcoin address private key into breadwallet (iOS) with a QR code using bitcoin-core for Ubuntu / Linux

On encoding private keys from Bitcoin-core as QR codes for use in paper wallets, other wallet software, etc … Note: Breadwallet will not import the private key upon scanning the qr code. It will offer to transfer the funds in

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The cost of artificially pumping a low volume altcoin: pumping the alt markets by yourself with the BTC/LTC “pump machine” strategy

For this article we regard ALL prices in crypto-crypto units, and unless otherwise noted, denominated in units of BTC. Therefore bitcoin costs 1, LTC (today) costs ~.009 BTC/LTC, etc… I have noticed there is a way to burn bitcoin in order

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It may be time to buy some LTC again. Here’s why. The golden rules for altcoin trading.

This blog post is a glorified (with some images and minor changes) copy pasta of my post on /r/cryptomarkets. LTC – how low can it go? It might be time to take a shot with LTC for a potential bitcoin

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Sad grep I – V

~$ sad grep poetry of the internet I # facebook | grep brains #     II # cat ./telecom| egrep (options|competit.?.?.?.?.?) # # dmesg comcast #     III ~$ ls ~$ ~$ pwd home/fridge/ ~$ ls -laR |

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When should I sell my Bitcoin Mining hardware? Bitcoin Mining Hardware Resale Value vs Projected Return

Originally posted on altoidnerd science:
If you have any questions about this process, you can contact me with the form below!  Happy mining.  In general, the profit margin for miners becomes slimmer through time as the competition to break into…

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Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes of Altcoin Traders

Originally posted on Crypto Frenzy:
Most people new to altcoin trading make similar mistakes. I wonder if it is even possible to avoid them. Maybe they are a necessary learning step. 1. No Patience Successful trading requires lots of discipline.…

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Altcoin cryptocurrency trading strategy based on market capitalization distributuion

I grab the data from coinmarketcap.com and look at plots of the logarithm of the vector of market caps. It looks kinda like this. http://i.imgur.com/TFwe5lD.png [1] Then I zoom in on sections and look for deviation from linearity, kinda like

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Bitcoin Resources – market data, blockchain statistics, how to buy/sell/convert bitcoin, news, and forums for bitcoin information

3/15/2014 ####################### Bitcoin resources ####################### Get started: https://bitcoin.org/en/ https://www.weusecoins.com/en/ Wiki: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page Market data: http://bitcoinwisdom.com/ https://coinmarketcap.com/mineable.html http://bitcoincharts.com/ http://www.cryptocoincharts.info/ Blockchain statistics: http://blockchain.info/ http://blockexplorer.com/ http://blockr.io/ Original forum: https://bitcointalk.org/ My favorite crypto-crypto exchanges: https://www.cryptsy.com/ https://btc-e.com/ Buy/sell bitcoin with USD: https://coinbase.com/ https://localbitcoins.com/ Subreddits: http://www.reddit.com/r/bitcoin http://www.reddit.com/r/cryptomarkets

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Antminer U1 usb block erupter miner set-up guide in windows and ubuntu

Installation in Ubuntu: I will type exactly what I did, but you might not need all of this, especially terminator. but this took a while and I dont even know… sudo apt-get install terminator terminator A new terminal should open.

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A reminder to myself and others that Protoshares is a scamcoin

I couldn’t believe my eyes.  There it was at #8 on coinmarketcap.com – Protoshares, the latest and greatest of digital currencies for “regular folks.” I was stunned to see it placing above XPM, but couldn’t exactly recall why I hated

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