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Fragen zu Krypto-Aktivitäten und der verbundenen steuerlichen Pflichten

Hallo zusammen!
Ich habe bereits diverse Beiträge[1] [2] zum Thema Krypto gefunden, möchte aber für mich nochmal sicherstellen und Fragen ergänzen.
 

Zunächst einmal:

Thema Steuer(n)/Steuererklärung ist für mich gewissermaßen Neuland. Aktuell bin ich durch eine geringfügigen Beschäftigung das erste Mal 'in Kontakt' gekommen.
 

Überblick Krypto-Aktivitäten

Auf einigen alten Festplatten finde ich leider nur noch Rückstände von meinen Krypto-Aktivitäten bis ca. 2017, nicht jedoch zu den 2-3 Jahren davor. Vieles ist leider, nicht zuletzt durch Leichtsinnigkeit und zuvor auch minderjährige Unwissenheit gar nicht, bis nur bruchstückhaft protokolliert beziehungsweise nachvollziehbar.
In der Zeit zwischen 2017 und Jetzt ist diese Protokollierung wesentlich besser, aber auch nicht optimal. Ich habe mich mal mit dem häufig empfohlenen Tool Cointracker auseinandergesetzt, das kann aber bei den vielen Tausend Transaktionen über verschiedene Blockchains etwas dauern.
Etwas spezieller geht es um die Krypto-Währungen Bitcoin, Ether, Monero (hier fehlen mir z.B. die notwendigen Werte um einzelne Transaktionen belegen zu können - gerade eben auf Grund der Technik) , aber auch weitere Währungen (bspw. Token) auf Ethereum.
Da mich die technischen Eigenschaften und Möglichkeiten der jeweiligen Chains (heute eher Ethereum, Monero - aber vertiefen wir das nicht) mehr interessiert haben, als eine Gewinnerzielung ist dies mit Abstand die häufigste Ursache für Transaktionen auf den verschiedenen Chains. Dennoch habe ich über die Jahre einige Auszahlungen in gesetzliche Zahlungsmittel und Einkäufe getätigt.
Insgesamt sollten die "Auszahlungen" nicht die "Einzahlungen" (um viel) überschreiten (FIFO-betrachtet) und zusätzlich waren einige Krypto-Vermögenswerte mehr als ein Jahr in meinem Besitz - hier gebe ich mir noch alle Mühe das Alles zu ordnen und auf Grund der schlechten Protokollierung irgendwie zusammenzureimen.

Entwicklung der letzten Jahre

Wie bereits im vorigen Abschnitt erwähnt geht mit Abstand der meiste Teil meiner getätigten Transaktionen auf den Chains auf das Testen/Probieren (z.B. Interagieren mit 'fremden' oder 'eigenen' Smart Contracts auf Ethereum) zurück. Besonders im letzten und auch dem aktuellen Jahr habe ich mich dann auch programmiertechnisch an einigen interessanten Projekten beteiligt und eigene Ideen verwirklicht.
Für eines dieser Projekte operiere ich seit Beginn des Jahres einen Server, der eine On-Chain (Ethereum) Dienstleistung durchführt und dafür anteilsmäßig entlohnt wird (mit diversen Tokens, darunter auch die Stablecoins DAI, USDC und USDT), um Server- und Transaktionskosten ungefähr zu decken (Anmerkung: generell tauschte ich nahzeitig dabei die Token immer in Ether um).
Dies führte zunächst zu kleinen Gewinnen, unter anderem auf Grund der steigenden Preise für Ether, im Bereich von vielleicht 50-100 Euro/Monat (in Ether), wenn es hoch kommt. In den Monaten ab Mai/Juni jedoch vervielfachte sich das Volumen, sodass daraus aktuell 3000-5000 Euro/Monat geworden sind und auch der Wert noch steigen könnte.
Zeitlich betrachtet beschäftige ich mich mehr mit der geringfügigen Beschäftigung, als mit Tätigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit dem Server.
 

Fragen, etc.

Q.1

Die Entwicklung des Servers bereitet mir etwas Kopfschmerzen. Auch wenn das zuerst nicht die Absicht war, mittlerweile ist der Vorwurf der Gewinnerzielungsabsicht berechtigt. Teile der Einnahmen von dem Server könnte ich aktuell gut gebrauchen und würde diese daher gerne realisieren.
Bevor ich dies jedoch mache, muss ich überhaupt erst überlegen, wie ich hier weiter fortfahre. Ich nehme an, dass ich vielleicht ein Gewerbe anmelden sollte beziehungsweise muss. Was würde damit auf mich zukommen? Muss ich vielleicht vorher auch beim Finanzamt vorbei, um nachzufragen, ob es sich überhaupt um ein Gewerbe handelt und wenn ja welches? Gibt es hier auch noch was, das ich im Zusammenhang mit der geringfügigen Beschäftigung beachten muss?

Q.2.1

Unter den vielen getätigten Transaktionen auch Interaktionen mit dem Uniswap-Protokoll. Die Entwickler dieses Protokolls haben am 16. September unter anderem an Alle, die dieses Protokoll vor dem 1. September genutzt haben ein Token ausgeschüttet, welches die Teilnahme an einigen Verwaltungsentscheidungen des Protokolls erlaubt. Obwohl der direkte Gegenwert der Tokens zur Zeit eigentlich Null beträgt, so hat wohl die Aussicht auf potentielle Einnahmemöglichkeiten den Preis auf 4-6 Euro/Token steigen lassen - bei der "Standard" ausgeschütteten Anzahl von 400 Token schon über 1500 Euro. Jetzt habe ich in den vergangenen Jahren mehrere "Burner"-Accounts verwendet, sodass ich auch mehrere berechtigte Adressen besitze, die ein Anrecht auf die Ausschüttung besitzen. Bei einer Auszahlung könnte ich mir vorstellen, dass meine Bank sich bei mir meldet.
Der Vorgang, um die Token in Anspruch zu nehmen ist wie folgt: Hat eine Adresse vor dem 1. September mit dem Protokoll interagiert, so kann nun mit einem Smart Contract interagiert werden, um diese Token zu erhalten.
Wie würde ich diese Transaktionen beispielsweise in Cointracker, etc. markieren? Fällt dies unter Airdrops - beziehungsweise müssen darauf dann Steuern gezahlt werden? Wie würde ich das meiner Bank erklären sollen, wenn sich diese tatsächlich bei mir melden würde?

Q.2.2

Zusätzlich stellt sich mir dann auch im selben Sinne die Frage, wie ich "Einnahmen" aus Coinbase Earn betrachten sollte? Man (kann) lernt durch Videos neue Projekte kennen und kann dann Fragen dazu beantworten, für die Coinbase dann die jeweiligen Coins/Token (2-4 Euro) vergütet. Das kann sich schon summieren, nicht zuletzt durch Preisanstiege.
Auch hier die Frage zu der Einordnung? Airdrop? Oder zählt das anders, da hier Fragen beantwortet werden müssen?

Q.3

Einige sonstige Transaktionen und damit potentielle Gewinne kann ich überhaupt nicht mehr nachvollziehen. Die Protokollierung fehlt vollständig, zum Beispiel nach der Verwendung von einem Coinmixer oder z.B. durch Monero. Wäre es rechtens, beziehungsweise würde jemand Fragen stellen, wenn ich diese einfach zu den Gewinnen in Q.1 dazuzähle?
 
Ich hoffe das war jetzt nicht zu umfangreich oder umständlich und hoffe das meine Fragen vielleicht beantwortet werden können. Sollte es noch weitere Anmerkungen geben, die ich nicht beachtet habe, würde mich das freuen!
Mfg
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Report: 99.9% of Bitcoin transactions don't go to the darknet

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Monero - The Elephant in the Room

The state of financial privacy in 2020
Note: You can read this in a friendlier format with images over on Medium - https://medium.com/@johnfoss/the-elephant-in-the-room-34e061f5912a
The erosion of personal privacy is gaining momentum since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Worldwide, there have been numerous calls by governments and social commentators to increase the surveillance of citizens in hope of controlling the virus. Corporations such as Google and Apple, along with countries such as Singapore, Germany, Belgium, USA, and South Korea have been utilizing smartphone data in different capacities to monitor the movements of citizens.
Many believe the implementation of new surveillance measures will calcify and become the new norm, setting precedence for further encroachment.
Mainstream media has also begun supporting the notion of increased surveillance to serve social and financial needs. A recent Bloomberg opinion piece discussed the need for increased surveillance, pointing out the financial system we operate within is fractured and inefficient when dealing with wide spread social and economic problems.
Once again, government over-reach of citizens’ privacy is a considered solution to our problems.
Countries such as Sweden (which is expected to go entirely cashless by 2023) have been leading the charge in moving to a cashless world, and in Australia the government is preparing to ban cash transactions over ten thousand dollars in order to increase monitorization.
This road to a cashless society is being sped up by the coronavirus pandemic. There is correlation between countries where ‘cash is king’ and a high number of coronavirus infections. Many retail stores are now too afraid to accept cash due to possible virus transmission, with some outright refusing to transact with cash.
The erosion of privacy, and the gradual transition from cash to digital financial transactions leads us to murky waters. Will we be able to conduct private financial transactions five to ten years from now?
Throughout the past decade, unorthodox individuals turned to Bitcoin in order to transact privately. This led to the inception of popular online darknet markets such as the Silk Road. However, many of the darknet markets proved to be unreliable and short-lived. It soon became apparent to Bitcoin users that Bitcoin is not private, and many of those conducting transactions in relation to darknet markets were identified and prosecuted.
Blockchain analytic companies such as Chainanalysis gained traction and suddenly Bitcoin tumblers were found to be ineffective. Blockchain analytic companies take advantage of Bitcoin’s transparent blockchain, analysing data and tracking transaction outputs. The blockchain analytic company then sells this information to cryptocurrency exchanges and government organisations so they can link Bitcoin addresses to specific users. Many Bitcoin advocates tout Bitcoin can be used privately via the use of newer tumbling technologies, however this is a somewhat arduous process with no guarantee of its effectiveness. In December 2019 Chainanalysis demonstrated how they tracked transactions mixed via Wasabi Wallet that were associated with the PlusToken scam. Tumbling also leads to the possibility of coin taint, whereas certain Bitcoin may be perceived to be less valuable because they can be identified as being associated with nefarious activities, and as a result exchange services may confiscate coins when a user attempts to sell them.
While Bitcoin holds many desirable characteristics of sound money, many prominent figures within the Bitcoin space have repeatedly discussed on the need for default privacy and fungibility. However, as was seen in previous years’ block size dispute, the issue of privacy will come with great lengthy debate as stakeholders attempt to reach a consensus that does not impact upon the characteristics of Bitcoin.
As change within the social and financial landscape continues to accelerate, those seeking financial privacy may turn to Monero.
Monero is the elephant in the room.
Monero is a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin and shares many of the same characteristics of sound money, however it also provides default privacy. Unlike other privacy focused cryptocurrencies, privacy isn’t opt-in, so all transactions and wallet amounts are unknown and indistinguishable from one another. Every unit of Monero is valued equally as no matter its history. This allows Monero to be truly fungible, and eradicates any possibility of coin taint. It has proven this in a number of cases. For example, exchanges have been hesitant to list Monero due to KYC/AML compliance issues it raises because it is impossible to determine transaction history.
If Monero provides financial privacy solutions, why is Monero being ignored?
Firstly, while most deem privacy to be important, many are yet to find it necessary to adopt privacy technologies. There are many easy to use privacy solutions such as Signal or DuckDuckGo, however these are not widely used as users opt for convenience instead. As surveillance increases and data collected is harnessed to marginalize or punish users, it is like that privacy technologies will become extremely desirable. Additionally, acquiring Monero can be difficult or inconvenient for some, as cryptocurrency exchanges must comply with laws and regulations, and may perceive it to be a risk listing an untraceable cryptocurrency. This also leads to lower liquidity than other cryptocurrencies.
Monero remains a community driven project. Public figures such as John McAfee and Crypto Vigilante continue to advocate the use of Monero ahead of Bitcoin. Due to its humble and open-source nature, Monero isn’t widely promoted even though it maintains the third largest cryptocurrency community on Reddit after Bitcoin and Ethereum.
In respect to the technology, Monero’s hashrate has steadily been increasing over time, and the number of daily transactions taking place on the Monero blockchain are higher than ever. The Monero Research Lab continues its research in order to improve the protocol. Over the past few years these improvements resulted in reduced transaction fees, and enhanced scalability and privacy.
In just a few years from now, it is extremely likely traditional financial systems will not provide the capacity to transact privately. Banks will be required to ask questions regarding why certain transactions took place, and recorded transaction data will be sold to third parties. As the erosion of our privacy continues to accelerate, it won’t be long until Monero gains the use and recognition it deserves, and price reflects this.
Monero is what people think Bitcoin is.
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Hi User5548, you're not shadowbanned, but 7 of your most recent 104 comments/submissions were removed (either automatically or by human moderators).

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g0hs4ce in Animemes on 05 Aug 20 (1pts):
g0e4dbd in pics on 05 Aug 20 (1pts):
I see like 6 people with masks on, we’re all gonna die
fzs8k9p in darknet on 30 Jul 20 (1pts):
Always go to Dark(dot)fail for your sites, never go on any other sites you will get phished and scammed
fz90xna in KokoroConnect on 25 Jul 20 (2pts):
I’ve heard you can watch it from kissanime and some other website which I forgot but give kissanime a try it should be there
fykl99l in darknet on 19 Jul 20 (1pts):
I’m going to assume that’s a bitcoin tumbler, well from what I’ve heard just don’t use them at all, the best method these days are exchanging btc to XMR (monero). bitcoin can be traced back to you...
fygf3ha in darknet on 18 Jul 20 (1pts):
Exactly this and always get your sites from dark(dot)fail never random websites you just come across, well ima assume you already know that
fxvbfb6 in insaneparents on 12 Jul 20 (1pts):
Insane
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Coins possibly stuck in tumbler

I believe some of my coins may be stuck because the tumbler crashed before completing. I use the UI to access my wallet and run the tumber, however it says that I have very little coins while bitcoin core is showing much more in watch only.
I looked on reddit for any possible fixes and I was told to run this:
 python wallet-tool.py -m 15 my-wallet-file.json 
The commenter said that the coins are most likely stuck in a higher mixdepth so running this will increase the maximum mixdepth. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to do anything for me, or I'm just not smart enough to see what was done. I've included what happens when I run this command below
(jmvenv) [email protected]:~/joinmarket-clientservescripts$ python wallet-tool.py -m 15 wallet.json User data location: /home/caleb/.joinmarket/ Enter wallet decryption passphrase: Traceback (most recent call last): File "wallet-tool.py", line 9, in  jmprint(wallet_tool_main("wallets"), "success") File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet_utils.py", line 1242, in wallet_tool_main wallet_password_stdin=options.wallet_password_stdin, gap_limit=options.gaplimit) File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet_utils.py", line 1133, in open_test_wallet_maybe return open_wallet(path, mixdepth=max_mixdepth, **kwargs) File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet_utils.py", line 1179, in open_wallet wallet = wallet_cls(storage, **kwargs) File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet.py", line 1031, in __init__ super(ImportWalletMixin, self).__init__(storage, **kwargs) File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet.py", line 1282, in __init__ super(BIP32Wallet, self).__init__(storage, **kwargs) File "/home/caleb/joinmarket-clientservejmclient/jmclient/wallet.py", line 335, in __init__ .format(self.max_mixdepth)) Exception: Effective max mixdepth must be at most 4! 
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Firstly, don't buy drugs on reddit (or even the clearnet). Secondly, CBD buds aren't legal.

2 things to get off my chest that eat at me most days I come to clear the modque. This is not a post to try and reinstate the rules, it is just some explaining.
edit 1: Apologies for getting heated in the comments of this one, this post is the outlet for the festering rage that increases every time I read about someone being scammed or claiming CBD flower is legal. I'm normally pretty chill, I promise x
edit 2: Adding some Q&A from the comments into the main body. Some of them I've included because they are good points that are a good idea to add, others are to stop others asking the same question.
edit 3: you guys who previously thought CBD flower was legal, and have now changed your stance and agree with what I'm saying, you guys are the real MVPs. Whether you commented or not, you're the real homies fr.

Don't buy drugs on reddit, or on the clearnet.

On average, we hear of one person on this sub being scammed by another redditor (and sometimes a clearnet site) every 2 days. I'd hazard a guess and say most people don't message us about being scammed out of embarrassment (in hindsight). That's a lot of money being wasted, money that (given our average age) we really can't afford to just piss away.
You know it genuinely makes us upset when we see someone scammed for a couple hundred quid. Not because it breaks the rules, not because the sub is at risk, but because someone has lost money they worked for and they are also encouraging the scammer to keep scamming.
So, this is me saying just don't fucking do it. Business conducted without connection to the sub is irrelevant to us, and this post isn't to protect the sub or us. If someone is here vending through PMs there is a 99.99% chance they are a scammer.
Imagine, right, you've got 10LBs of grass in 20 different strains in 3 different forms. You clearly have money through previous sales, and you're set to vend.
Do you, a, frantically PM people through reddit asking you to buy through Wickr. Or, b, setup shop on a market and continue to build rep.
Also, everyone who says they have a firrrrrrrre link (flame emoji x 10) who deals through Wickr you should message they are also a scammer. You will loose your money and your dignity. They will also have your address that you will more than likely be blackmailed with shortly after (which is also a common occurrence).
Every person who's been scammed messages us the same way 'I know it's stupid and I know it was obvious they are a scammer but u/WorthlessPieceOfShit scammed me and here's proof.'.
Hindsight is a bitch, so get some fuckin forsight and don't be a moron.
Also, clearnet websites, don't even touch 'em.
Instagram is like wading through a pool of shit to find a gold plated coin. Yeah the coin is there, but it is neither worth the trouble or time. It can be alluring to those who can't be arsed with learning to use the markets because of how easy it is, and then after the fact will justify why Instagram is better than any other alternative.
Not only that, think of your OPSEC for gods sake.
For those of you who struggle to keep your singular brain cell company who will still go on to piss money into the wind, if you contact us with proof that you have been scammed, there is no repercussion. Don't be afraid, we will only judge you in private ;).

Reddit Plug Comment Q&A

Q) So is there no way of finding a dealer on reddit?
A) Wherever you look, you will always be able to find a source. If you attend your local female only 60+ chrrurch group for long enough you will find a lovely old lady who knows a guy who knows a guy who comes through. All I'm saying is that, as an amateur, you will miss the obvious warning signs of a scammer and with no way to verify legitimacy of a reddit plug (other than PGP) you will fall victim. I say amateur, because those who know what they are doing don't buy through a damn social media platform, unless they know them personally or have an exceptional circumstance.
Q) So where do I find a plug online? You all talk of doing it but don't let up. or What market?
A) Right, this isn't the place for this sort of question, and truth be told there isn't a reliable single outlet for it any more. However, the one and the only search term you need is DNM. With this single acronym, you have the full capacity to go out and research every single aspect of ordering safely online. Where to go, who to buy from, how to keep yourself safe. It's all out there and very easy to do/find. Like seriously. Just do the research, learn the shit, learn how to use bitcoin and tumblers, learn how to use PGP, learn it all (like we all had to) and you'll be up and running in no time.
If you can't work it out, then you really should stick to street dealers. I don't say that patronisingly, I mean that if you can't work it out from there on your own, you will end up getting scammed or getting caught.

CBD Buds Are Illegal

Update: in another one of the usual shite and misleading responses to a petition our favourite home office shed some light on CBD products, too, and it's even more stupid than we thought:
In relation to industrial hemp, the Government has no intention of amending this policy. The Government operates a robust and risk-based licensing system to enable the cultivation of low THC cannabis (industrial hemp) from the non-controlled parts of the cannabis plant (i.e. seeds and fibre/mature stalk). Our policy enables the production of hemp fibre for industrial purposes or the obtaining of seeds which are then pressed for their oil. The cultivation of cannabis plants must be from approved seed types with a THC content not exceeding 0.2%. The ‘0.2%’ reference is used solely to identify varieties which may potentially be cultivated, within the scope of this policy. The current policy is in place to prevent misuse and diversion of the controlled parts of the cannabis plant, and currently, there is a large number of companies successfully operating under this industrial hemp policy.
Home Office
To be honest this contradicts some of the laws quoted below, so it should be taken with a teaspoon of salt, but even so.
End of update
No, it isn't a grey area. NO, CLEAR don't always get it right. Yes, you can get nicked for it. Yes, it is illegal.
Here is a link to the law in question. There are no 2 ways about it, CBD buds are not legal.
Here is another supporting sheet, and whilst it is produced by the government, it doesn't serve as a legal document, moreso advice, so take that with a pinch of salt.
Home Office policy provides that licences may be issued for the cultivation of cannabis plants with a low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content for the production of hemp fibre for industrial purposes or the obtaining of seeds which are then pressed for their oil. For both of these uses, licences are granted to enable the use of non-controlled parts of the plant (i.e. seeds and fibre/ mature stalk only). This policy is only applicable where non-controlled parts of the plant are used.
There needs to be a defined commercial end use and the Home Office only issues licences for cultivation of plants from approved seed types with a THC content not exceeding 0.2%. The ‘0.2%’ reference is used solely to identify varieties which may potentially be cultivated, within the scope of this policy, and to differentiate between the fee level is applicable under the Misuse of Drugs (Fees) Regulations 2010. The Hemp (Third Country Imports) Regulations 2002 also require, except in specified circumstances, that hemp from ‘third countries’ be imported under a licence an
Oil, tea, handbags and shampoo can be made from industrial hemp, and the plant that they were made from may contain low levels of THC and contain CBD as long as they are produced by licensed peoples.
Flower, however, is not legal under any circumstance. Theoretically, completely THC and THC-V free flower would be un controlled (legal). But that is impossible by current standards, and doesn't exist (yet). Every CBD heavy plant has atleast trace THC(-V). The bulshit 0.2% rule that ill-informed people and love toting is nothing more than the number that allows a company to grow that plant under license, and for that plant to be grown for industrial use. Nothing else.
Feel free to also brows 2001s misuse of drugs act in which you find nothing contradictory of the above.
So please, for the love of god, stop hounding us and eachother over whether it is legal and why you think it is.
If you can provide me with proof of the contrary, I'd love to see it, and would happily change my stance.

CBD Flower Isn't Legal Comment Q&A

Q) What do you make of this?
Specifically "The law states products ‘derived from’ industrial hemp can be exempt from the MODA if they have been ‘processed’ and contain less than 1mg of THC or CBN."
I always thought that was the loophole or grey area, that it is considered a processed hemp product by way of drying, curing and trimming, but I've not spent all that long looking into it and I'm not at all qualified to comment, I'm certainly not a legal professional.
A) Interesting point, and an article I hadn’t seen before.
Here is the government fact sheet they are referring to, in which it states:
'An “exempt product” means a preparation or other product consisting of one or more component parts, any of which contains a controlled drug, where—
a) the preparation or other product is not designed for administration of the controlled drug to a human being or animal;
b) the controlled drug in any component part is packaged in such a form, or in combination with other active or inert substances in such a manner, that it cannot be recovered by readily applicable means or in a yield which constitutes a risk to health
c) no one component part of the product or preparation contains more than one milligram of the controlled drug or one microgram in the case of lysergide or any other N-alkyl derivative of lysergamide.'
Do you mean to tell me that they prepare the CBD buds half a gram at a time? Not a chance. So that breaks rule b. So CBD if prepared in a quantity above half a gram (at any point if it was in contact with more than half a gram) , even if it is broken down into grams to sell). There will not be a single place that picks half a gram at a time, prepares it and then packages it in half gram quantities only. Thus, still illegal.
And the products are advertised and meant for human consumption. So, still controlled under the laws i originally stated.
Q) But it's legal under EU law, which we abide by, so that's where the grey area is isn't it?
A) CBD flower isn't legal according to the EMCDDA, in fact they don't even distinguish it from high THC weed as far as legality.
The only time Cannabis is Legal under EU law is if prescribed medically, be it THC or CBD strong. Even further, they only allow four brands of either to be prescribed: sativex, marinol, cesamet and bedrocan two of which are fuckin synthetic.
Are you saying that the legality of regular weed is a grey area because is can be prescribed medically by the EU? No. Are you saying that because the EU allow it to be medically prescribed you can appeal in court? I should hope not.
Further than that, the EMCDDA just set out the guidelines, i.e. if the country sees fit they can decide their own drug laws (such as in the case of CBD flower being legal in France and Italy, yet illegal in the UK).
Source 1 , Source 2 straight from the horses mouth.
Q) But it's sold in headshops, so it isn't your fault if you get caught is it?
A) This just isn't true, I don't know how else to put it. Less you show me the 'if I didn't know it was illegal, it's not illegal law lol'.
Just as a side note, why do you think Holland and Barret don't sell the flower, and only sell the oil eh? Cmon now use your noggin. Quite a few CBD shops have been raided too, so the fact that they exist isn't testament to legality in any way.
If you're local corner shop sold ketamine in its sherbert packets, and you knew what you were buying, and it says ketamine on the reciept, you're still getting nicked for having ket on you regardless of whether you can produce a reciept to say you bought it at a shop. Just because the shop gets nicked, doesn't mean you don't.

Sorry For The Rant

Now that these two things are very clear, I can stop getting twisted over people getting scammed and just laugh as the information is here and clear, and I can link this post whenever CBD is being debated.
The majority of you guys are sound, like really sound, and I know most of us would kick it if we met, so don't take it personally. Those who this is aimed at will know lol.
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IOTA: For people as well as machines?

After reading this recent article from CfB outling on how IOTA is focused on the IoT, I thought I'd start a discussion revolving around whether IOTA is also a good solution for the human economy as well.
It's clear that IOTA are focused on IoT but I'd like to also know how much focus is on being a solution for human-to-human transactions. Prior to having the new Trinity wallet, for example, I recalled Dom saying that they misjudged the importance of having a wallet that was designed for people and not just machines. I think the fact that the wallet is now so well-designed and easy-to-use will make a huge impact to IOTA's adoption by everyday people.
Similarly, I feel that other features might be missing for H2H transactions. Private transactions, for example, are possibly not a concern for machine interactions (or are they?) but I believe as crypto becomes mainstream, this will be an important feature in adoption. After all, who wants their wallet data potentially monitored and mined in various ways such as for advertising or public investigation? There was also an article on how an official black-list of Bitcoin addresses may be kept which effectively brings us back to square 1 as financial fluidity/freedom goes. I know IOTA intends to migitgate this by mixers/tumblers but I figure no one is going to go out of their way to use a tumbler unless they have a reason.
Of course, there are also many benefits of IOTA for us humans including:
Be interested to know what other people's thoughts are. Is IOTA the project for both machines and people or are there important features that are missing that would stop you from using it for your everday transactions?
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Brief introduction to Joinmarket (coinjoin implementation), incl setup guides for RaspiBolt and RaspiBlitz nodes

To understand the purpose and functionality of Joinmarket, you should first understand the basics of the CoinJoin mechanism. Some basic level introduction to CoinJoin can be found here:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/coinjoin-combining-bitcoin-transactions-to-obfuscate-trails-and-increase-privacy-1465235087 (includes a brief description of Joinmarket as well)
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/CoinJoin
What is Joinmarket?
Joinmarket is essentially a wallet with a very specific purpose: it enables users to do automated coinjoins (mixing of UTXOs) with each other. The user can assume the role of a Maker, offering their coins as being available for coinjoins, thus providing liquidity and earning small fees if their coins are being chosen for a mixing round. Or the user can assume the role of a Taker, choosing from the pool of available coins to initiate a mixing round.
Of course, the roles are not permanently fixed and the user can switch between them at any time desired. The coins never leave the user’s wallet and can be transferred out at any given point in time, so the wallet is non-custodial and trustless. Joinmarket requires the user to use their own node for that purpose.
So besides the basic wallet functionality, Joinmarket serves as a platform to match coinjoin Makers and Takers. Both profit in increased privacy for their coins, and Makers additionally profit from the small fees the Takers pay. The matching and mixing processes happen automatically, users only need to adjust some few settings (or simply use the default ones), fund their wallet and run the software.
For the role of a Maker the user runs the “Yield Generator” (automated script creating an offer), and for the role of a Taker there are two options of either sending a single coinjoined payment or to run the “Tumbler” for multiple coinjoins. Again, all these are automated functions, only requiring the funding of the wallet and starting the software with some few parameters.
Although Joinmarket has been available for almost four years and has a dedicated user base (and a stable liquidity pool), there is quite a hurdle for the set up as it requires working with command line interface. But it can be done by simply copypasting commands from the various guides. There is also a basic GUI (graphic user interface) available after the set up process.
More information:
Bitcoin Wiki (high level overview): https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/JoinMarket
GitHub (source code, installation, technical infos): https://github.com/JoinMarket-Org/joinmarket
Video presentation by u/belcher_ (one of the creators): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZnkm0jW5E
Video demo by u/waxwing (one of the creators): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwmvZVQ4C4M
Joinmarket subreddit: https://reddit.com/joinmarket/
Joinmarket set up guide for RaspiBolt: https://github.com/kristapsk/raspibolt-extras/blob/mastejoinmarket.md
RaspiBlitz: https://github.com/openoms/bitcoin-tutorials/blob/mastejoinmarket/README.md
[Note: if you only want to use Joinmarket as a Taker (using the Tumbler or the Sendpayment options) you don’t necessarily need the guides for RaspiBolt/RaspiBlitz. You can simply install Joinmarket on your desktop and let it connect to your node (you only need to adjust the joinmarket.cfg file, and possibly your bitcoin.conf file on your node, so Joinmarket can connect to it). You will need a running node in any case though (it can be a pruned node).
The reason why you would want to install Joinmarket on a Raspibolt/Raspiblitz itself is that when using the Maker feature (Yield Generator), it should be running continuously so Takers can take up your offer at any time they wish.]
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Brief introduction to Joinmarket (coinjoin implementation), incl setup guides for RaspiBolt and RaspiBlitz nodes

To understand the purpose and functionality of Joinmarket, you should first understand the basics of the CoinJoin mechanism. Some basic level introduction to CoinJoin can be found here:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/coinjoin-combining-bitcoin-transactions-to-obfuscate-trails-and-increase-privacy-1465235087 (includes a brief description of Joinmarket as well)
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/CoinJoin
What is Joinmarket?
Joinmarket is essentially a wallet with a very specific purpose: it enables users to do automated coinjoins (mixing of UTXOs) with each other. The user can assume the role of a Maker, offering their coins as being available for coinjoins, thus providing liquidity and earning small fees if their coins are being chosen for a mixing round. Or the user can assume the role of a Taker, choosing from the pool of available coins to initiate a mixing round.
Of course, the roles are not permanently fixed and the user can switch between them at any time desired. The coins never leave the user’s wallet and can be transferred out at any given point in time, so the wallet is non-custodial and trustless. Joinmarket requires the user to use their own node for that purpose.
So besides the basic wallet functionality, Joinmarket serves as a platform to match coinjoin Makers and Takers. Both profit in increased privacy for their coins, and Makers additionally profit from the small fees the Takers pay. The matching and mixing processes happen automatically, users only need to adjust some few settings (or simply use the default ones), fund their wallet and run the software.
For the role of a Maker the user runs the “Yield Generator” (automated script creating an offer), and for the role of a Taker there are two options of either sending a single coinjoined payment or to run the “Tumbler” for multiple coinjoins. Again, all these are automated functions, only requiring the funding of the wallet and starting the software with some few parameters.
Although Joinmarket has been available for almost four years and has a dedicated user base (and a stable liquidity pool), there is quite a hurdle for the set up as it requires working with command line interface. But it can be done by simply copypasting commands from the various guides. There is also a basic GUI (graphic user interface) available after the set up process.
More information:
Bitcoin Wiki (high level overview): https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/JoinMarket
GitHub (source code, installation, technical infos): https://github.com/JoinMarket-Org/joinmarket
Video presentation by u/belcher_ (one of the creators): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZnkm0jW5E
Video demo by u/waxwing (one of the creators): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwmvZVQ4C4M
Joinmarket subreddit: https://reddit.com/joinmarket/
Joinmarket set up guide for RaspiBolt: https://github.com/kristapsk/raspibolt-extras/blob/mastejoinmarket.md
RaspiBlitz: https://github.com/openoms/bitcoin-tutorials/blob/mastejoinmarket/README.md
[Note: if you only want to use Joinmarket as a Taker (using the Tumbler or the Sendpayment options) you don’t necessarily need the guides for RaspiBolt/RaspiBlitz. You can simply install Joinmarket on your desktop and let it connect to your node (you only need to adjust the joinmarket.cfg file, and possibly your bitcoin.conf file on your node, so Joinmarket can connect to it). You will need a running node in any case though (it can be a pruned node).
The reason why you would want to install Joinmarket on a Raspibolt/Raspiblitz itself is that when using the Maker feature (Yield Generator), it should be running continuously so Takers can take up your offer at any time they wish.]
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Diary of a Douchebag: FC does a gun show, Part 2.

Friday, 1PM: I leave work early. I have to set up for the gun show early because the only time my mechanic has for the alignment rack for the next week and a half is friday afternoon and I am in need of an alignment to keep my Michelin Defender's in a nice predictable wear pattern.
My loadout this weekend includes a whole bunch of the usual stuff, Colts, Sigs, HK's, Glock's a few Springfields and four Daniel Defense rifles and an FN SLP Mk 1. I haul over a few used guns that I just took on trade too, a Tavor 556 LH and a Mossberg 500 that I got for $100 off someone wanting to trade it towards a new Glock 23. Four trips with the hand truck gets everything in before the rain starts.
I have reserved two tables but I have enough merchandise to cover three. The exhibitor tells me tables went up so two tables cost me $160 for the weekend and I consider it a small expense to view the express train to hell that is the gun culture.
45 minutes flies by as I set up my table just the way I want it and I get to Lenny's to get my alignment done. He's been doing an alignment for me no charge for the past 3 years after I told him NOT to buy an old Browning shotgun he fell in love with on gunbroker. He wanted to use it for upland hunting, sporting clays, skeet and anything moving through the air killing. It was an old gun that had FIXED barrel chokes - Full and Full. I told him RUN LIKE HELL. He said my advice saved him from a $1500 mistake and the least he can do is keep my car on the road no charge. He gets my car set up on his $80,000 hunter alignment rack and finds my toe in is way out of spec. He spends a few minutes banging around with a wrench and everything is all good. As he's doing that, since I know he won't take my money - I walk to the 7-11 across the street and grab him a tall boy of Rolling Rock. His week is so shitty that he shotguns it faster than Brett Kavanaugh circa 1982. Time to head home. I'm halfway there when the phone rings ring ring
FC: Go for FC
1: Hey FC, it's Captain Bob. How's it going?
FC: Good! I got your stuff fixed and ready to go on my desk.
1: I can be there in 15 minutes!
FC: I'll turn around, see you in 15.
Captain Bob is a four stripe left seat pilot for Delta on the triple. We love talking airplanes and guns. He's had me tune up an old 220 he wants to use at a class he's taking at FLETC later this year. Like a good pilot, he believes in a comprehensive pre flight inspection. And since his type rating says B777 and not P220, he wanted someone to make sure he's not taking a dud to class. All I did to it was give it a visual, clean and lube and although it probably didn't need it - it had a 20 year old recoil spring so I installed a new one just as a precaution.
I get back to my desk and get his gun ready, cleared and slide locked back as he walks in the door. He just got home from running a 777LR to Johannesburg and back and is very pleased to see his old 220 ready to roll. I take my glasses off and point out he's got a little bit of slide peening in a few spots but just keep it lubricated and it's normal wear and tear since he does not shoot it much.
He asks me if I have any 300 blackout ammo, I pull a case of 220gr OTM off the shelf. I tell him $450 on the ammo and the pistol inspection and recoil spring is on the house and he's having none of it. Hands me five crisp hundos and tells me to keep it. Just as I'm tucking the cash into my desk drawer, my door opens up and since I'm not wearing my glasses - I see a blurry silhouette of.....is that wonder woman? HUGE TITS on a small frame. I can't tell what's going on.
FC: Hi!
Lady: Hey FC, it's Lisa. I was just getting my wedding dress altered next door and wanted to say hi!
FC: Oh hey! I'm not wearing my glasses so I have no idea what's happening!
Lisa: See you tomorrow!
FC: I'l be there! So anyways Bob, that was strange. I am normally not used to having my door flung open by halfway attractive women.....
Bob: Neither am I! You should see some of the FA's on the J'burg route!
We have a laugh. Some more airplane talk about the old 72's and I tell him about the time I greased it in the box on the A320. Turns out he flew A320's as well as boeings and we revel in the differences in both the airplanes. I really like the Airbus design and their workflow even though Boeing guys love to hate it. He's happy with his 220 and we pull chocks.
I head home, throw a ribeye on the grill and go to bed early. I've got a busy day in the morning.
Saturday morning I wake up at 7AM and look at my to do list. Shit shower and shave. The gun show closes at 5. Lisa's wedding is at 6. The venue is at the lake 39 minutes from the VFW hall. I have a plan. I will leave STRAIGHT to the venue from the gun show and I'll put on dress clothes below the belt. After all, how often do you look at another man's pants? I throw on an HK black NO COMPROMISE Polo shirt untucked with a black alligator belt and Canali navy slacks with my new Allen Edmonds boulevards in black. Socks by Brumell and boxers by Fruit of the Loom. I walk into the VFW hall with a non iron Lauren white spread collar shirt, Ted Baker tie and Canali jacket slung over my shoulder. Nobody notices the pitter patter sound of leather soles on the concrete as the show starts coming to life.
It's 8:55. Lets get this show on the road.
The loudspeaker crackles and lets everyone in the hall know the doors are about to open up and asks us to check all our guns for ammo and zip ties. I get my table ready and pull out my 4473's on clipboards and check my pens. FFL in frame is standing up on the table, everything is tagged and tied. There will be no discharge of firearms at my table as a result.
9AM: Show opens. It's dead. Deader than dead. Like, life support dead. Typically there is a line from the entryway of the hall and around the building to get into the show every time.
This is not the show of years ago. This summer has been atrocious. I talked to the promoter and lots of vendors did not reserve tables for this and the next show. The numbers are way down.
Some people start to trickle in but it's not a good sign.
9:30AM: A fellow walks up and asks me if I have a Sig 226 TACOPS with TB in stock. I don't but vendors do. He drove 2 hours to this show to try and find one since his local place did not have it. They're on contract with sig and refuses to order one from distribution to make him happy and Sig has no idea when they're going to make more out of New Hampshire. Well, thanks to Ron Cohen making 26 SKU's for every single pistol - that's what you get.
9:41AM: Fellow wearing an INFOWARS shirt molests way too much merchandise on my table than I'm comfortable with. I shoot a knowing eye roll to Noah over at the next table. He's a 27 year old jewish gold bullion dealer from Long Island that votes libertarian and laughs at all my jokes. He adjusts his RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT banner hanging off the edge of his table as I wait for Finger McBangerson here to go away so I can wipe down all my stuff.
10:23AM: Guy walks up to me and he says he's looking for a shotgun for competition. I point him towards the SLP at the end of the table.
10:24AM: Older fellow walks up to me and says he's looking for a gun for his wife as he lifts up a Colt Commander. I tell him that will definitely kill his wife. Guy looking at the SLP cracks up laughing. Older guy looks at me mortified. Then he gets the joke. Asks me about suitability of a steel framed colt commander for her. I say probably not a good first choice. Perhaps you should send her to an NRA basic pistol class.
10:39AM: Guy asks me what's the best I'll do on a Glock 17L. I tell him the tag is already priced more than fair. He asks if he can buy it with cash if he can get a discount. I'm like let me see. I ask him if he's got a state CWL. He says yes. I take off $20. He says it's a deal, hands me a stack of money, current CWL and a California drivers license.
FC: Do you have residency in this state?
1: No, I'm here visiting for work
FC: And you want me to sell you a gun with a California drivers license and no residency?
1: DUDE! KEEP IT DOWN! Do you have any idea what would happen if people found out I didn't live here?
FC: YES I DO! They wouldn't be a party to you breaking the law!
I hand him all his shit back and tell him to get on the next flight to Fresno.
12:01 PM: Lunchtime. I pick up my sammich from Jersey mikes and nobody fails to interrupt me to throw money at me. This is not a very good sign.
12:16 PM: I am scarfing down the last of my sandwich as Infowars shirt guy comes back around. We chat a bit about 1911's and he eventually tries to convince me that I need to buy the water filter that Alex Jones is selling to keep us from turning homosexual. I tell him now I'm not gay, but look at these shoes. I pull my left hock up and put a nice shiny new Allen Edmonds boulevard on the table. He seems to recoil in horror. As he walks away, I tell him he didn't even notice that I had them straight laced! They're fabulous!
Nobody understands my humor.
12:33 PM: The vendor to the left of me is selling clothing offensive to the left. MAGA hats, anti snowflake shirts, ISIS hunting permit graphic tees, etc. I debate calling one of my guys and having "MAKE 45ACP GREAT AGAIN" hats made up. I call up r_shackleford and he thinks this is genius. We trade witty banter back and forth for a few minutes.
12:49 PM: The vendor in front of me is a gigantic pawn shop with 16 tables. There's a woman trying to sell them a rifle, and not succeeding at all. Sam looks over at me and points and says to her "you know, he buys guns too!"
FUCK YOU SAM.
FUCK YOU LONG.
FUCK YOU HARD.
The hambeast approaches and thrusts a rifle in my face. "WE BUILT IT CUSTOM" she says. "I NEED MONEY FOR CHEMO" she says. The barrel says 223 Wylde. The lower says Aero Precision. The price tag says $1500 OBO. I tell her she'd be lucky if she got HALF that in this economy. She complains that they really need the money and her two demon spawn that are traveling with her seem to be tired of her getting the same speech from every vendor in the hall.
NO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEBUILT 223 WYLDE AR15 IS NOT WORTH $1500
It's not even worth $750
It's worth MAYBE the same price as a new PSA rifle - $350, $450 tops if you threw in the little girl.
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The lady looks at me like a truck stop rapist and inevitably proclaims that SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE'S GOT. Words fail me. I shake my head as she walks away with her demon spawn and I shoot a look back at sam and mouth very carefully YOU FUCKER back at him. Sam cracks up laughing.
1:12PM: I'm asked if that's a Dead Air Sandman on my table. I say yes. Guy asks to look at it and explains to his friend that it's a DAA Sandman and talks about the mounting system.
FC: You know your stuff.
1: Yeah I just bought one.
FC: I'm the only DAA dealer around here, you don't look familiar. Who'd you get it from?
1: Silencershop. Used the kiosk at a dealer in another city 1.5 hours away
FC: Uh, I stock the sandman and would have made you a deal. Why'd you do go through them if you don't mind my asking?
1: Well it was a timesaver.
FC: How's that? I mean that place I know is an hour and a half away without traffic, so you made a trip there to do your stuff - then back. That's 3 hours. Then another 3 hours after your stamps clear - so that's 6 hours in a car total. I can call the PD, make an appointment for you to roll your prints and you're done in 15 minutes. Photos at CVS are another 15 minutes. How is 6 hours a timesaver instead of 30 minutes?
1: Well I just knew that if I had to make more than one stop I'd never do it, so it was spend 6 hours in a car and get it done in one shot or spend 15 minutes doing fingerprints or photos and being too lazy to do the other one and never sending in the paperwork. So this was the better choice for me.
FC: Uh. Okay?
1: Why don't you have a kiosk?
FC: I'm not paying $9000 for something that's going to save you time and cost me money and then have to deal with being tech support and having a device in my place of business that compresses my own margins. We're down to making $50 on a can from making $350. This isn't a position I'm interested in taking.
1: Well, sucks to be you. I'm buying all my cans from silencershop now!
FC: Enjoy your 6 hour drive.
1:30 PM: Man walks up with an old stainless combat commander colt. Series 70. No original box and sights. Looks well used.
Thinks I’m crazy when I say I won’t give him $1000 on trade.
1:39 PM: Guy comes back. Guy wants me to put a can on his 1917 eddystone that is not threaded. He asks what he can get for $150
1:45 PM: Lady picks up a Trijicon RMR and asks to turn it on. I shove a battery in it and turn it on.
1: This is a laser sight right?
FC: This is an RMR from Trijicon and RMR stands for Ruggedized Miniature Reflex sight - it uses a laser of sorts and projects it onto this lens here....
1: THIS COSTS $500? AND IT DOES NOT EVEN PUT IT ON THE TARGET?
FC: Well if you just look through the lens here you can see the red dot projected onto the glass.....
1: I CAN BUY A $30 LASER POINTER AND DUCT TAPE IT TO MY GUN AND I'D BE $470 CHEAPER AND IT WOULD PUT THE LASER ON THE BAD GUY! WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE YOU'RE TRYING TO SELL?
She walks away. My mouth is agape.
2:15PM: Old guy walks up and points at a Glock 34 I have on the table. MY FRIEND BOUGHT A GLOCK IN 89 WITH NYPD AND SHOT HIMSELF HOLSTERING IT. I DONT TRUST THE DAMN THINGS and shuffles away without me having time for a rebuttal
2:21PM: Someone walks up asking me if I want to buy a used les Baer Comanche. I tell him I buy when I can make money. I look at it. It’s clean.
He wants $1600. Street is about $1600, that's all the money. Street the gun sells for about $1799 NEW, which means I can buy it for less than $1600 new. I tell him this. He looks at me like Elizabeth Warren looks at Brett Kavanaugh and shuffles away. I shake my head as I notice a familiar face walk up. I can't place it. He looks at some guns.
2:25PM: I'm asked if I have a card from the familiar stranger. I reach down into my wallet and fish one out, I hand it to him and he smiles at me. It finally clicks.
FC: Dr Livingstone, I presume.
Doc: I haven't seen you in years, how have you been?
(The doc is FC's old therapist. He can't say hi to me walking around due to HIPAA but if I open a dialogue, it's okay)
FC: Eh, same old shit different day. I uh made some mistakes a few weeks ago and I thought of you.
Doc: Oh really? How so.
FC: Well uh. You remember that day when I told you to go back to the Office of the Bursar at UCLA and ask for a refund on your $125,000 post graduate education because it was nothing but academic detritus?
Doc: Well, I hadn't thought about it for a few years but it sounds like something you would say.
FC: It was right after you told me that I used 3 different quotes from 3 different academics in a span of less than 5 minutes to answer your question. You said that I intellectualize as a defense because I don't like getting close to people. I said you're full of shit. You asked me do I even know what intellectualize means? I said of course I know what it means, what do you think I'm some kind of idiot? Then you sat there grinning like a Cheshire cat at the thought of making me eat my own words.
Doc: Haha. Now, that sounds familiar. I remember that.
FC: Well I don't know how many patients are willing to say it but you were right and I was wrong.
Doc: I don't get much pleasure in hearing that, but did you learn anything about yourself?
FC: It took a few years to realize you may have been right all along but yeah.
Doc: Then what does it matter who's right or wrong as long as you learned something?
FC: Hmm. That's not bad. How's business?
Doc: Full appointment book and not taking new patients.
FC: I guess you could say it's........a little crazy?
Doc: I missed your humor. Tell me about this Glock 45...
I show him a few different guns and crack jokes about disgruntled patients. He says he'll think about arming himself what with crime and mentally unstable people being growth sectors in this post-trump apocalyptic nightmare. I tell him to be fore warned is to be fore armed. He seems reticent, but I can only lead the horse to water. I can't make him drink.
2:51PM: Fellow walks up.
1: I need a colt ladysmith. Do you have one?
FC: the colt or the ladysmith?
1: The colt ladysmith
FC: is it a colt or a smith?
1: smith
FC: which model?
1: the ladysmith!
FC: I know but I need to know what model. They put that on a bunch of different guns
1: it’s the one with writing on the side of the gun. It says. LADY SMITH on it. You know the one
I realize the strongest case for repealing the second amendment is spending a day talking to people at the gun show.
3PM: Two hours left to go! The end is in sight! I haven't sold a single fucking gun yet!
3:02 PM: Man walks up. Hey do you have the new Sig 925?
FC: You mean 365?
1: No the 925
FC: Sig does not make a 925
1: Yes they do, it's the new one.
FC: The 365?
1: No! The 925!
FC: Can you show me a picture?
1: It's the one on the magazine.
FC: Most of sigs guns have magazines.
1: I mean the one in print. It's on the cover.
FC: The cover of the periodical you mean?
1: Yeah! You know the new one!
FC: Well if it's on the cover, it should be easy to find on google. Can you show me a picture?
1: There's nothing coming up on google for the Sig 925
FC: Maybe perhaps its because it's the sig 365?
1: I'm telling you it's not that. It's the new one they just came out with. It's the 925.
FC: Care to make a wager?
1: No.
FC: If you bring me a photo I can try to narrow it down.
1: I'll find the magazine at home and bring it in tomorrow.
FC: Periodical.
1: Whatever.
3:11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUFSB2plwzM
3:12: Numismatist neighbor Noah asks me a question
Noah: Hey! What's a hi point?
FC: A cry for help!
(everyone laughs)
Noah: No I mean price wise?
FC: Like $100, they're garbage guns.
Me and Noah start talking. I am moving more and more libertarian every day. He's the treasurer of his local LP chapter in Suffolk county. For a jewish kid from Riverhead, we sure have a lot in common. We get into an animated debate on the virtues of Kelo v New London in that it was a shitty position for the town of New London to take Susette Kelo's house for redevelopment under eminent domain. If they wanted to redevelop it, for the government to use eminent domain is a government run amok. As a libertarian, he hates government overreaching - as someone who also hates that sort of thing, we are in very vocal agreeance.
The tshirt vendor is listening to us debate the merits of the case and how the SCOTUS created a TERRIBLE precedent regarding government using the takings clause and when we finish he asks us a question.
TShirtGuy: How the fuck do you two know so much about a supreme court case?
Noah: Well, when you went to college and you're an economics and pre law major....
FC: Let me make it simple. WE ARE NERDS!
Everyone has a laugh.
TShirtGuy: Speaking of funny, check this out! He holds up a shirt.
It says in big print on the front: the the reason gun shows exist is so women can know what it’s like for when they drag men to the mall
I chuckle.
3:13 PM: I get in an argument with the republican candidate for office of something or other on gun laws. He is stupid and he is going to lose.
3:23 PM: A nice lady walks up. She looks familiar. She looks at some guns and feels up a 226 and remarks how well she likes how it handles.
FC: You're Bernice, aren't you?
Bernice: Why yes I am! You do not look familiar. How do I know you?
FC: You're still working at the courthouse right?
Bernice: That's right!
FC: Judge Snyder, right?
Bernice: No! He moved up to the appellate circuit last month it's...
FC: Judge Reinhold! That's right, one of his JA's called me to buy a gun last month. I forgot Christine told me, you're right.
Bernice: Holy crap, you have an incredible memory. When was the last time you were in front of Judge Snyder?
FC: Four years ago. I was the one that filed the motion citing the big lebowski.
Bernice: OH MY GOD THAT WAS YOU? I remember that!
FC: Yeah and I had to go dumpster diving to get my phone back. Shit, was that really 4 years ago? Fuck.
We talk more about guns and stuff. She loves her old West German 226. I tell her that if she really wants to have some fun, she should ask Judge Snyder to tag along on his next range day. About two years ago, the judge called me up asking for some advice. He's Tet offensive era USMC and wanted a new toy to reach out and touch someone and was dead set on getting a new SR25.
I talked him out of it because SR25's are stupid expensive. I knew of another dealer that had a T&E 20" SR25 that they were looking to unload cheap and I told him that with the amount of money he'd save going to the T&E gun versus the new one - the delta would more than cover a Nightforce NXS, rings and mounting and that would save him money and be a good performer. I'm friends with his daughter on facebook and they both looked like they had a lot of fun ringing the gong at the gun club.
Bernice is impressed. Too bad she's not my type, we'd get along fantastically if I was 15 years older.
4 PM: 60 minutes left to this shit show.
4:04PM: The loudspeaker crackles. ATTENTION ATTENTION: BRETT KAVANAUGH HAS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED TO THE SUPREME COURT.
The proletariat rejoices and hooting and hollering typically reserved for the LSU game breaks out in the hall.
ALSO WILL THE RED JEEP PARKED IN THE FIRE LANE PLEASE MOVE - YOU ARE BLOCKING THE BBQ GUY FROM LEAVING. RED JEEP. MOVE OR YOU WILL BE TOWED.
4:11 PM: Guy walks up in civvies.
1: I wanna buy this but I’m not a state resident
FC: well what’s your deal? Give me some more to work with.
1: I’m from Texas but I’m in the military
FC: if you got your orders - PCS to any base in this state says you’re a state resident, but if you don't - I can't help you. I know a lot of guys don't travel around with their orders....
JUST AS I SAY THAT the guy pulls out a wad of hundreds out of his pocket and his PCS paperwork, signed, rubber stamped and billeted.
THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
I give him the clipboard as I look at his paperwork. No blank spaces, approved change of station to Barksdale AFB, address reads base housing, everything is in order for the young airman.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT. THIS IS AMAZING.
Forms done correct on the first swing.
I AM WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP.
I call in the transaction and they tell me that the national system is down. NO IDEA WHEN IT'S GOING TO BE BACK UP.
I tell the USAF that the system is down and we can't do anything. He takes my card and hands me money and says just call him when it's ready to be picked up. Huh. Okay, he's cool with that. His girlfriend lives over here so he's back here every weekend. Done! I mark up the paperwork with some notes.
4:23 PM: One guy just walked up and told me that he had no idea HK made rifles. Apparently made a bunch of rifles a few years ago and stamped glocks name on them for Glock. Since Glock can't be found out to be making rifles. This captures the attention of another guy who asks me if my Glocks on the table have fluted firing pins. I tell him they do not make fluted firing pins. That makes no sense. He says yes they do make sense. They're fluted so they shoot underwater.
4:28 PM: Noah's table has someone in front of it debating buying some gold. As they delve into the discussion of gold and FIAT currency, I hear the following.
1: Bitcoin is a webpage. It’s like buying stock. Bitcoin issues shares and it dilutes so the price goes down.
Noah: I don't think that's how it works.
1: You’re basically buying a part of a big webpage
FC: This is like listening to someone try to explain that pi is exactly 3.
Noah: What's wrong with you?
FC: I am the Anthony Bourdain of the gun world. I eat, I drink and I yell at idiots.
4:45 PM It's getting close to show close, I need to get ready for the wedding. I grab my Lauren shirt that thankfully is non iron and just dressy enough to work and just casual enough to be worn without a tie if you need to and whip off my HK polo. I put on the shirt and tuck it in as I notice a lovely couple walk up out of the corner of my eye. Its Jim and Jane, Jane is a pharmacist that works at the hospital and Jim is a Gastroenterology resident at the hospital too. They buy lots of guns from me. I finish tucking in my shirt as we talk shop.
Jim wants 6 cans, 3 handgun and 3 rifle and wants to know what his options are. I rattle off all the options I would look at and I write some down on a legal pad for Jane to show him on the computer when he gets home. We talk 762 vs 556, 45 vs 9mm and direct thread vs QD for about 10 minutes as I tie off my blue Ted Baker tie into a Pratt knot. The apex of the tie just touches my belt buckle. Length is right on the money, and I didn't even have a mirror. Jane approves of my knot and color selection. Go me.
4:55 PM: Fabulousness achieved, I call back in and find out national system is still down. FUCK. Well this is gonna have to wait till tomorrow. I shove Airman Cecil O'Malley's paperwork under the table and start stowing stuff since the show is about to close.
4:59 PM: Table is covered up and FC is walking out the door as the announcement crackles over the loudspeaker. THE SHOW IS CLOSED. PLEASE LEAVE THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.
5:01 PM: On the way to the wedding! I stop at Target along the way because I've forgotten to get a card. I find one that says "It was meant to brie" on the front. It has some greeting card herpes, aka glitter on it but I have no time to be picky. As I'm in line to checkout I write something cheeky.
"I always said love was cheesy and I camembert it sometimes.....Love, FC"
The cashier scans it, I plug my amex into the card reader as I slip in a yard in there and seal up the envelope and slide it into my jacket pocket.
The ride to the lake breaks every speed limit in two counties.
5:45PM: I arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony is about to begin and the parking staff puts me in the back lot. I hike over to the open bar and get a fresca. I'm supposed to behave myself, so FC quit drinking and is just chilling with a fresca as he scans the room.
I know NOBODY at this wedding except the bride, groom and MAYBE the bride's massage therapist. Nope. I know nobody here. Awwwkward. I behave myself and sip on a fresca as the wedding starts. She gets married. She says yes. He says yes. FC is an ordained minister and can step up and marry someone in case there's an emergency but my services will not be needed at this wedding because things are going smoother than a cold filtered miller genuine draft. It's all good. The DJ announces the new couple and they walk down the aisle together as husband and wife for the first time. The music starts playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNEgUPKxk7A
ITS HEAVY D AND THE BOYZ! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO A WEDDING WHERE THEY PLAY THE COUPLE OFF TO HEAVY D! I mention this to the people sitting next to me and they're like it's just like hitch!
I'm like what?
They go on to explain to me that it's a movie. Starring Will Smith. Huh. Didn't see that one.
5:45 PM: The open bar and the food is coming out. I look around and I definitely do not know ANYBODY HERE. I need to eat and go home. I grab a plate of cocktail shrimp and some lobster sliders and sit down at a picnic table away from the crowd. I don't even notice a busty brunette with cleavage showing also sitting at the table staring at her phone across from me until she says hi.
1: Hi.
FC: Hi.
(I scarf down a lobster slider. Munch munch)
1: So how do you know the lovely couple?
FC: Well she was a friend of a friend and next thing you know I'm showing up to the Christmas party and the wedding. Then Seth is showing up and then they're getting married. You?
1: I work with Lisa, I'm a flight attendant. But I've been out of work for a few months. We had this thing at work. It's called a fume event. I happens when well uh how do I say?
FC: Contaminated bleed air via the pneumatic air conditioning kit - or PACK - gets into the cabin, causing all sorts of respiratory irritation and all sorts of other things for the crew. You're on the 320, right?
1: The airbus? Yeah. Me and Lise are also on the....
FC: 321 and the 319. Yeah, I'm familiar with the technology.
1: You're a pilot.
FC: Not exactly. I just know airplanes really well.
1: So you're an aerospace engineer.
FC: I wouldn't go that far. Hahaha. That's stretching it. A lot.
1: Let me get this right. You're friends with Lisa and Seth, you know airplanes, you're the only one at this wedding actually wearing a suit......
FC: To be fair, it's Louisiana in October. We're lucky most of the folks here aren't wearing Mossy Oak and Realtree.
1: Hahahahahhah! You must live in Baton Rouge!
FC: I do.
1: Me too! What part of the city? I live in (names neighborhood)
FC: I'm over in (neighborhood next to her)
1: OH MY GOD! That's 10 minutes from my house! So anyways, you're smart, you're funny, where have you been all my life? I'm Ally.
FC: I'm Will.
1: You wanna get dinner together? I literally do not know anyone else here and I was thinking about leaving before I met you.
FC: Uh sure. Lemme just top this fresca off.
1: I'll join you.
6:15 We're told by the bartenders to grab a ceremonial wedding tervis tumbler with a patch commemorating the happy couple's nuptials hermetically sealed inside. They didn't want a bunch of red solo cups going to the dumpster so they decided to ball out. I walk up to the table where there's literally 200 tumblers in varying colors to choose from and I grab a random one as Ally grabs one too. We head to the bar, she fills her with vodka and sprite. I top off with ginger ale because I'm staying sober and I have to drive 45 minutes back to casa de FC in BTR.
She asks me how I know so much about airplanes, I tell her it's been a lifelong obsession and I've done some ground school on the 320 and the 737 and I much prefer the 320. I ask her what's tough about her job and she tells me that most people don't know they only get paid when the doors close. I say yeah, block time is a real bitch sometimes. She looks at me like I'm crazy. I'm like what? She's like HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLOCK TIME? I told you, I know airplanes. We chat some more as the crowd gets drunker and drunker and more ridiculous on the dance floor. Someone requested Strokin' by Clarence Carter and the DJ ACTUALLY PLAYED IT. Goddamnit Lisa! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A DO NOT PLAY LIST? Wow.
7:10 PM We find some seats for dinner as the buffet opens up, I pile a bunch of chicken marsala and beef wellington on my plate and we head back to the table. She's only a few years older than me and cannot believe that I am single. She asks if I've tried tinder. I tell her the tinder story about me being stuffed into the back of a police car and it is met with raucous laughter.
1: So, do you dance?
FC: I do a lot of things, but I don't dance. Baton Rouge is the city that rhythm forgot.
1: I don't really dance either. As a matter of fact, I'm perfectly content to people watch all night with you here by my side.
Her hand ran down to touch mine. It had a ring on it.
FC: What does your husband think about that?
Next thing I know, Lisa and Seth have dropped by the table to say hello. They're taking pictures with everyone and we can't continue the conversation we were just having. Lisa dives in to hug Ally, Seth gives me a handshake, sips my drink and asks why there isn't any bourbon in that tumbler.
FC: Gotta behave myself. Long drive back home.
Ally: OH MY GOD LISA! Will is FANTASTIC! Where have you been keeping him? He's funny, he's amazing and he looks hot in a suit! If I wasn't married, he'd be the perfect guy!
(We're cut off by Lisa, she looks at me sternly.)
Lisa: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
FC: What?
Lisa: Yesterday! When I was getting my wedding dress fitted! You called me a half attractive woman.....
FC: It's not a normal occurrence! Most of the women who open my door are total heifers! For real! Take the compliment!
Lisa cracks up, and Seth who has had a few drinks laughs so hard that he damn near falls over. You can hear the cackle of his laugh carry across the lake. The best man props him back up and they all have a laugh. The wedding planner slides in and tells the bride that her cake has been outside of refrigeration for an hour and 15 minutes now and is structurally deficient. They need to cut it now before it collapses in upon itself like a black hole. Lisa grabs Ally, Seth grabs me and the rest of the table follows. We're now part of the wedding cake cutting crew.
7:15 PM: The entourage all takes their Instagram positions as Lisa cuts into her structurally deficient cake and Seth resists the urge to do anything cheeky and fun with frosting. It's cute, everyone toasts the newlyweds.
7:20 PM: I pull Lisa aside privately and I ask her - what the fuck is Ally's deal? "If I wasn't married he'd be the perfect guy?" WHO THE FUCK SAYS THAT? A married woman? At a wedding? To a guy she JUST MET?
Lisa: Look, I have no idea how her marriage is going or what her deal is. But just because there's a goalie doesn't mean you can't score.
FC: WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
Lisa: It means that maybe, if she's throwing herself at you......you should catch her. I gotta go throw the bouquet. Brb.
FC: .....
7:25 Lisa goes to throw her bouquet and Ally has found me and is back at my side.
1: Where were we? I was just saying to Lisa that I was wondering where a guy like you has been all my life? You are awesome.
FC: I am awesome, and you are married.
1: Yeah, I know. Come on, I really want you......I mean I really want you......to go photobooth with me. Come on, it'll be fun.
She grabs my arm and drags me to the photobooth and she puts ridiculous hats and stuff on me. I'm like no, I've been looking ridiculous enough from birth. i'm good. She literally begs me with puppy dog eyes and does that thing where she shows cleavage.
FC: Isn't this like against one of the ten commandments? Thou shalt not......photobooth with another man's wife?
1: Hmm. Yeah, I guess. You're really sweet though. If I was single, I'd be all over you right now.
FC: Who says that? Really?
1: So, answer me this. You're not an engineer. You're not a pilot. What do you do?
FC: Gun dealer.
1: So if I had something like an AR15 that needed some work, you'd be the guy to call?
FC: Maybe, depending on what you needed - there's a lot of things where I'll just tell you flat out what you're trying to do is uneconomical and a bad idea.
1: Well, I'd really like it if you could check out some of my equipment sometime.
FC, internal monologue: WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE
FC, external monologue: Bring it by the gun show this weekend and I'll see what I can do.
I crack an uneasy smile as she gets up to go use the bathroom. I decide it's time to get the fuck out of here.
8:11 Making my escape plan proves to be a little tougher than I expected. The parking at the venue at the lake is dark and unlit and I have to navigate my way back to my car in the dark using the light from my phone. I reach into my jacket and I realize that their card is still inside. Fuck. I gotta go back. I turn around and head back to the gift table and I use some ninja recon skills I picked up in catholic school to make sure Ally is nowhere nearby. The coast is clear. I walk up to the little birdcage they have for cards, drop mine in confidently and get ready to turn on my heel and leave. I start making my way back to the parking lot when Seth is just walking out of the bathroom next to the gift table.
1: Hey man, you heading home?
FC: I am now, forgot to drop off your card.
1: Ally thought you left without saying goodbye to her, so she asked me for your number. I gave it to her.
FC: Oh dear lord.
1: What?
FC: Did you hear that woman? "If I was single, you'd be the perfect guy!" Those words are not in a vocabulary of any married woman I know.
1: Dude, you just gotta chill out and go with the flow man. It's not your marriage. If she wants a piece of you, cut her off a slice.
FC: Are you serious?
1: When I met Lisa, she was still married to Freddie. Look at us now, 7 years later and we're happy. You want to be happy, don't you?
FC: Yeah but....
1: No but's! Go storm the castle! I gotta go, but I'll catch you at the afterparty tomorrow night! You going?
FC: Yeah at your house right?
1: Yeah, what time the gun show wrap up?
FC: 4, so I'll be out by 5.
1: I got steaks going on the grill at 3, I'll get save a nice one for you. You still a medium rare guy?
FC: You know it!
1: I think Ally is gonna be there too, you two should get to know each other a little better.
FC: That's what I'm afraid of!
Seth goes back to his wedding, I hop in the car and drive home. It's almost 10PM as I approach the Jersey mikes by my house. I stop in to grab a sandwich for Sunday.
Just as I walk up I hear one of the sandiwch makers swear she's going to slit the throat of the next person who orders a sandwich. Eep. I tell her I need a giant 9. She starts making me one. I ask her if she's trying to get out of here right at 10? She says yeah, she's trying to catch the end of the Yankees/Red Sox game. I tell her my old man was from Brighton and my mom was from Elmhurst, so there's no love lost there. We have a laugh. She caught the Yankees pummeling the A's in the wild card on Wednesday. I whip out my phone and check the score for her. Yankees are up 6-2. I tell her she should be able to catch the end of it at home or whatever sports bar she's going to. She tells me she's going to the outback steakhouse the next block over to watch it and they better have the game on when she rolls up in 15. I tell her I'll do her one better. I dated the bartender there (once, she friendzoned me) and I'll message her on facebook to have it on for you. It is at this moment, I am asked for the second time that evening - from a strange woman I've just met - where have I been all her life?
I head home, throw my sandwich in the fridge and head to bed wondering WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?
Did FC like get game all of a sudden?
Donald Trump is President.
The Eagles won the super bowl.
You can't make this shit up.
I got one more day at the gun show too.
Postscript: As I write this, it's Columbus day and the Indians, the Redskins and Braves all got their asses handed to them.
We truly live in interesting times.
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Stop Blaming Bearish Market in Your Investment Failures

Stop Blaming Bearish Market in Your Investment Failures


How to survive when you invested in cryptocurrency. A story of one crypto enthusiast.
I’m an optimist. A persistent optimist. But when you watch your money goes down the drain under the label “long-term investment,” it’s time to rethink your strategy.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve invested quite a few bucks in crypto, and I truly believe that in a year or two, I’ll be thinking where else to shove an extra couple of thousands. But let’s talk about here and now. Sitting on my backside won’t refuel my car and my whiskey tumbler. And since I’m a regular in trading and crypto communities, I’ve started looking around in search of the low-risk alternatives.
Well, when there’s a will, there’s a way.

Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Security Tokens

I don’t want to touch a sore subject, but still, let’s recollect how the things were developing on the cryptocurrency market. First, we all rushed to buy Bitcoin. We entered a market more or less decently and followed the trend upwards. At some point, it became not enough. And we started forming our investment portfolio, Bitcoin-centered but expanding to other coins like Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, and so on. Our capital was growing, nice and smooth.
Next, there was the stage of ICO investments. Almost every single project, even quite scammy ones, was giving crazy x’s. Of course, we’ve got tempted (well, I did). And our nice portfolio started lacking Bitcoins and refilling with some trashy tokens like DTH, XBR, HYB and similar.
Let’s not continue; we all know what happened next.
I hope you haven’t cashed out the remnants of your portfolio and just calmly put them off for better times. Forget about your coins for a year or two, consider them frozen.
Now, we are moving to the short term. I suggest looking at the new megatrend within the crypto field - security tokens. The name didn’t even exist a few years ago, and even now it remains quite a novelty (it’d be too late to talk about it if everyone knew, wouldn’t it?). This thing can bring you a stable monthly income - checked by myself. Here’re the details.

Some Theory Behind Security Tokens

They originate from securities - tradable financial assets like stocks, options, etc. If we view security tokens as stocks, then it becomes clear that it’s a way to own a part of a business. The scheme is simple: a company wants to raise some money from investors, and it offers some return mechanism - dividends, interest rates, profit shares. Now, shift this principle to the crypto field, and you’ll get a security token. It all can be distilled down to one statement: security tokens generate profits for the token holders.
In the USA, to be considered a security, the token has to meet the following requirements (due to the Howey Test):
  • there’s a money investment
  • in a common enterprise
  • you expect profits
  • the efforts are not yours
These are SEC-regulated projects. Still, there are quite a few outside-SEC-jurisdiction blockchain startups that can bring profits.
Think about it. You don’t invest in something that may or may not play out, as with ICOs. You give your money to some blockchain project and receive returns every month. For businesses, it means more investors’ attention, more liquidity to the securities market, and more tradable tokens. If they fail to pay what’s been promised, they lose their investors in a minute.
So, now you can guess how I’ve started to come back on track. I looked for the projects that pay crypto dividends to their token holders. Then, I tried to come up with the estimated daily and monthly earnings. After that, I chose the most profitable projects and invested small sums to check them out. Some of the projects fell off with time; others are still performing well with more significant sums.
But after I’ve done all the work on finding and choosing the best-paying dapps, it dawned on me that I can help others to do the same thing. And I’ve come up with the CryptoDividend idea.

Crypto Dividends

Free. Useful. Constantly updated. For cryptocurrency investments.
This is all you have to know about my service.
Well, okay, not all. My website is mainly a list of companies that offer a part of their business profits to token holders. I’m calculating and displaying the estimated earnings from the cryptocurrency dividends. How? I make my own investments or review the payout history on different resources. Then, I calculate daily dividend ROI based on the token exchange price, number of staked tokens and payout history. Check it out.
There’s just one issue - for now, practically all listed projects are about gambling. No, you don’t need to play to get dividends, you can just hold their tokens and cash out your money. At a very rough estimate, your $1000 investment will make you 300 bucks a month. So much for the prejudice against gambling. And, well, let’s be honest, investment is gambling. Our entire life is gambling, for Bitcoin’s sake! If yours is not, how did you even get so far?
Right now, I’m working to improve my service with some new and shiny features and add more dapps and projects from other industries. Feel free to visit cryptodividend.io (pun intended) and choose the project to invest.
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Do you know what is happening to your BTC QuadrigaCX held in trust?

I have started down the path of checking into what QCX is doing with all our BTC.
Unfortunately, based on preliminary research it does appear they are moving BTC in earnest using a technology called a tumbler to hide the ultimate destination of the funds. It is a process that takes time (which is why Cotton likely faked his death and his executive team is stalling for time) so they can move the assets before a court can subpoena the bitcoin accounts.

I will publish more information when I get a more conclusive analysis, but here is evidence that QCX is in the process of moving BTC today as in RIGHT NOW. Here is one of their main BTC wallet accounts and you can see transactions are happening now. https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/3GGBLQXXkt5if2RvYyemDKx3YAMwDVygGB

If QCX was in fact restructuring and planning to come back online, I would have expected the BTC wallet's in it's possession to be at rest, since without ongoing operations it makes no sense that so many transactions are underway.

If you have identified additional QCX wallets, here is the place to post them and help out! Thank you.

And please contribute to here if you can: https://www.reddit.com/Quadrigacxinsolvency/comments/alrsw1/attn_we_need_to_move_quickly_with_a_lawsuit_to/


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I'm not worried about price, but I am worried.

The recent exponential price increase has been insane and I'm loving it. However I've been here before (at lower levels) and feel I have enjoyed the price increase, but this time it's different. It is good to work out how much USD worth of BTC I own but the future is not that positive. I was heavily involved in BTC in 2013 and the common words we heard from the Greek God Andreas was "in 5 years time BTC will be worth a lot or it will be worth NOTHING". Well gentlemen (and ladies) 2018 is fast approaching.
Right now there is a problem with crowded blocks. We all want our transaction in the next block and miners are only allowing those with the highest fees to get in. I mean we can't really blame them can we? They keep the network secure and in exchange they get some short term monetary gain. They do need to pay off all the hardware they have invested in - their business. 2 years ago I would have told you "buy that coffee, and the barrister will hand it to you with 0 confirmations". How many of us can say we are confident with that statement today? A low priority transfer has a USD $1.30ish fee attached to it. It's one thing to buy a coffee with a 10 cent fee and 0 confirmations (years ago). Will the barrister today take a zero confirmation transaction? If the answer is "no", are you willing to pay at least $1.30 "to be your own bank"?
A friend of mine recently purchased a Trezor and asked for me to help her transfer her funds. We setup a dry to run to send a portion of her BTC to the trezor, she would then later perform the actual transactions herself once she was confident for better security. I'm not going to lie to you. To transfer from the multitude of paper wallets to the Trezor would cost quit a bit in transaction fees. You could argue that having 10 inputs was too many. But I don't think it's unreasonable.
A fun task I'd recommend to my friends was take the $5 worth of bitcoin I gave them and transfer it to a new wallet. Then transfer that to a paper wallet. Then sweep that private key and send it on somewhere else. Send it to multiple outputs (which you control), and put it back into their main wallet. How much would this exercise cost today?
2 years ago we talked about privacy with BTC. The solution was run it through a Tumbler. I envisioned a future where we could have mixing services which ran your coins through a multitude of addresses and put them into anonymous outputs - untraceable. The cost of this would be something like a buck. The mixing service would take their cut of a few cents. This would be fair. Can anyone tell me how much it costs to currently use a mixing service? I think it's unfeasible.
The price is going up. UASF/BIP148 is coming up, and it will be a step in the right direction. Let's assume best case scenario for UASF. We get what we want. Wouldn't that only double the block size? It will only be a matter of days/weeks/months before we are back in the same position. On another note, why would the miners support a lightning network? What will they do when the 21 millionth coin is mined? Will they focus all their mining power on another coin? I feel we need the miners to keep the network secure, but none of us like fees.
TLDR: I like the high price. My worries are focused on transactions not being processed. Along with a landscape dictated by miners.
My 2 satoshi's.
EDIT: Thank you everyone for a detailed discussion. It's good to know there is still those of you out there with technical knowledge and this sub reddit isn't just full of memes.
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Bitcoin Mixer & Bitcoin Tumbler - Review - Duration: 2:27. Bitcoin Review 7,575 views. 2:27. Video #11 - Bitcoin Tumblers and How to Use Them - Duration: 4:40. Jason Hilton 17,843 views. 4:40 . 5 ... Links: https://bestmixer.io/ Mehr Infos zum Verfahren: https://tarnkappe.info/bestmixer-io-gestern-hochgenommen/ Früherer Zugang zu Tutorials, Abstimmung... Eugene & Samantha –Providing news, insight, and commentary on the cryptocurrency space Follow Us @ https://twitter.com/coffee_bitcoin https://www.facebook.co... How to mix Bitcoin with Coinmixer 2019 (also know as Bitcoin Tumbler, Bitcoin laundry). The mainstream narrative that Bitcoins transactions are anonymous are deceiving and hurtful to individuals ... MtGox Bitcoins to BTC e Bitcoins in 50 seconds BITCOIN PRICE , BITCOIN FUTURE in doubt http://youtu.be/eO-yrpQpIT8 What is NAMECOIN BITCOIN'S First Fork http...

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