"The easiest way imo is to 1) get a new cold storage setup, for example a hardware wallet. 2) sending everything to the new cold storage and waiting a good 6 to 10 confirmations 3) install Coinomi on an Android device and set it up with all the shitcoin airdrops it supports. That's at least: BitcoinCash, BitcoinGold, BitcoinPrivate, BitcoinSV, Bitcore and Clams. 4) open www.bitaddress.org, wiggle around, click on the "Wallet Details" tab 5) copy and paste the now empty private key(s) into the "Enter Private Key" field to display its QR code 6) scan the private key(s) with the Coinomi shitcoin wallets to sweep them into your Coinomi wallet. 7) Go to coinmarketcap.com and find exchanges that actually trade that crap for BTC. Tip, use a throwaway e-mail-address and no identifying information. These exchanges are shady af. 8) Send your BTC gains to a different cold storage wallet. You can also check out Forkdrop.io to see if its worth your while to claim other shitcoin airdrops that are not supported by Coinomi."
Now, I wonder if there's a simpler way to do it though? In my opinion it's already simple enough, but I can see how the many steps might not be optimal for some. All ideas are welcome!
Bylls — the Canadian Bitcoin bill payment service by Bull Bitcoin — celebrates its 6th birthday
I sometimes find it hard to believe that it has already been 6 years since the public launch of Bylls on January 13 2014. What started out as a simple and humble “garage startup”, the world’s first Bitcoin bill payment service, evolved into so much more. Bylls eventually became the company that people know today as Bull Bitcoin, and it is from Bylls’ UASF advocacy that sprouted the Cyphernode open-source project. I also like to think of Bylls as a “bitcoin culture” institution that served as the vanguard of the Bitcoin Maximalist and Cypherpunk movements within the Bitcoin exchange and payments industry. Happy Birthday Bylls! 🎂
What is Bylls?
For those of you who don’t know about Bylls, here’s a short summary:
Bylls lets Bitcoin users pay any bill in Canada with Bitcoin. We offer a comprehensive list of nearly 9000 billers (credit cards, utilities, telcos, taxes, brokerage accounts, law firms, “joe the plumber”, etc.)
Bylls lets Bitcoin users pay anyone or any business in Canada with Bitcoin by adding them as a personal payee (rent, employees, suppliers, friends).
The recipient of the payment doesn’t need to do anything and doesn’t even need to know you are using Bitcoin, as long as they are on our biller list or the user has his banking details.
Bylls is available exclusively to residents of Canada and all the recipients must also be, exclusively, individuals or companies residing in Canada.
Mission: Building the software and financial infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard.
Short history of world’s first Bitcoin bill payment service
Bylls was founded in 2013 by Eric Spano, a Montreal entrepreneur part of the original Bitcoin Embassy team. Eric, one of my earliest and most influential mentors, is a true Bitcoin OG. Check out his 2014 Bitcoin Ted Talk or his 2019 Podcast on Tales From the Crypt which describes in great detail the inception of Bylls. When Bylls was launched, I was Public Affairs Director at the Bitcoin Embassy, the world’s first physical Bitcoin hub (a 14,000 square feet building downtown Montreal). Bylls was effectively a one-man operation, with Eric doing pretty much everything himself. I wasn’t directly involved with the company, but Bylls was one of the startups in the Embassy’s incubator program, so I was helping out in various ways. My first “public appearance” in the Bitcoin industry was actually to man the Bylls booth at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo in 2014! In 2015, Eric was offered a huge career opportunity that he couldn’t accept without stepping down from running Bylls. It was to me an inconceivable tragedy for Bitcoin to let Bylls quitely close down. For the past 2 years, whenever somebody asked me “what can you do with Bitcoin?”, I would always reply “well, for starters, you can pay all your bills in Canada, even your taxes and your credit card”. What was I going to say now? I had just founded my company Satoshi Portal Inc. with the aim of developing a non-custodial Bitcoin exchange (which eventually became Bull Bitcoin). And so, I acquired Bylls from Eric and it immediately became the focus of all my energy. For the first year, our team consisted of only 2 people including our lead developer Arthur which is still working on Bylls features to this day. From the beginning until today, we are still 100% self-funded. We grew organically and slowly. My philosophy on entrepreneurship and startup scaling is articulated in this medium post.It has been an incredibly intense journey. I cannot think of a more challenging professional experience than being a startup founder and entrepreneur in the Bitcoin industry. The number of Bitcoin startups that have perished since is a stark reminder. Some of them sank quietly, but many went down in flames taking down their users with them. The fact that Bylls is still standing — without VC funding and with its reputation intact — is my proudest achievement. Over the past 4 years. we completely redesigned the software, continuously adding new features, but the core of the service remained the same. Most importantly, we added the ability for users to pay any individual or business in Canada by creating a personal biller from their bank details. Previously, they were limited to Bylls’ biller list of around 9000 billers. One of the defining moments in the history of Bylls was UASF. Bylls was one of the first Bitcoin companies to support BIP-148 for the activation of Segwit (second after Bitconic). Not only that, but we were the first to run a public BIP-148 block explorer and public UASF electrum server. We had done a “seppuku pledge” regarding BIP-148, meaning that we would only accept coins from the UASF segwit chain and would pay the Bitcoin market price for them. If UASF had failed, we would not have survived. This cemented our ideology of “skin-in-the-game”. We would never compromise on our values, no matter the cost. Our policy on forks (2017) was described here. But the jist of it is:
Satoshi Portal is a Bitcoin-only company and does not conduct any transaction in any altcoin, including altcoins that are the result of a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain and which can be spent with Bitcoin private keys. This includes, but is not limited to, the coins commonly referred to as BCash, Segwit2X, BGold, Clams and Lumens.We strongly oppose the “New York Agreement” and will under no circumstance ever recognize the Segwit2X blockchain (and BTC1 client) as Bitcoin, regardless of market response or hashing power. In the unlikely event that an overwhelming majority of the Bitcoin ecosystem migrates to the Segwit2X blockchain, Satoshi Portal will continue nevertheless to support the Bitcoin blockchain.
Following the UASF/NO2X “war” in 2017, we devoted a large prortion of ressources to building Cyphernode, an open-source project that makes it very easy for startups to build and deploy Bitcoin applies without any third-parties, using exclusively their own full nodes. We are still developing this project today and plan on actively maintaining it in the future. It is also worth noting that Bylls has never accepted any altcoins and was one of the first company to pledge never to accept altcoins in the future, leading to what became the “Bitcoin-Only” movement. We were also the first Bitcoin exchange and payment processing company, to our knowledge, that has integrated coinjoin as part of its processes.
Unbanking yourself with Bylls
The coolest feature of Bylls is that you can pay pretty much all your expenses with Bitcoin without needing to go through a bank account. In Canada, you can obtain a credit card without having it linked to a bank account. In 2016, the last of my personal bank accounts was closed due to my activities in the Bitcoin industry. I decided not apply at another bank and try the experiment of living completely unbanked. I’m happy to report it was a success, and serves as a powerful testament for the use-cases provided by Bylls. I really like the idea of not owning any fiat. You can pay pretty much all daily expenses with a credit card, and pay back the debt with Bitcoin. Of course you have fiat-denominated debts which conveniently tends to diminish in price over time. You can withdraw cash from a credit card and pay it off instantly with Bylls, so you can get access to cash at any time, in any country across the world, without having a bank account. The only inconvenience is the cash advance fee. When you have to pay larger amounts such as rent or whatever services don’t accept cash or credit card, you can find the biller in the Bylls list or ask the recipient for his banking details, the same as you would for a wire transfer.
The future of Bylls
Many people ask us if we intend to expand outside of Canada. The answer is, unequivocally, no. We will always be a Canada-only, Bitcoin-only company. That doesn’t mean that we stop working hard to improve our services. We will continue to be the first to integrate the cutting-edge Bitcoin technologies that Here is are some of the features you can expect in 2020:
Pay billers via Interac E-Transfer instead of Direct Deposit only
More advanced Coinjoin and privacy features
Bylls merchant services: Bitcoin-payable invoices to clients
"May 12th 2014 ..." "We took the BTC, LTC, and DOGE blockchains, found every address with a balance above dust, and sent each and every one of them a little over 4.6 CLAMS. " "Approximately once per minute, the network automatically selects one running unlocked client to process recent CLAM transactions, rewarding them 1 CLAM."
This implies the supply of Clams is uncapped. Why Does CoinMarketCap indicate a "Total Supply" of 16,384,789 CLAM
How does the network protect itself from sybil attacks?
If someone tries to spend their clam, what prevents someone from spending their corresponding bitcoin (replay attack)?
"CLAMS provides an alternative. CLAMS provides freedom from seizure and taxation."
Does it do this any better than bitcoin or litecoin or dogecoin? Or is it just another competing system?
I have a Bitcoin paper wallet made by an offline printer attached to an offline computer. When I created my paper wallet I linked it to a Blockchain watch only wallet. I sold a Bitcoin from my paper wallet. So to sell the Bitcoin, I scanned the qr code whilst I was logged into my Blockchain wallet then send the Bitcoin to an exchange. The paper wallet still has the Bitcoin on it. How secure is this Bitcoins? What risks are these Bitcoins now exposed too? All transactions actually took place over a year ago and the Bitcoin balance on the paper wallet is still there. But if it is likely that there is an ongoing risk I shall re-do a paper wallet or purchase a hardware wallet. Thank you 12345
New to bitcoin. How effective is mining with a GTX 970?
Hello bitcoin community. I'm new to this bitcoin deal, so I had a few questions. I heard mining bitcoin with a GPU is more effective than a CPU. I recently built a new gaming PC with an i7 4790K and a GTX 970 graphics card. How effective would mining with either of them be? Like an estimate for how much $ worth of bitcoin I could earn without taking electricity costs into account thanks.
New fees seen by a long time Poloniex user, zero TRX, why the Justin Sun / TRON hate?
Hi all, I'm using Poloniex since forever. At times it's been shitty: unbearable slowness on huge volume (long gone) days for example, making trading (either on the site or with the API) near impossible. Wallets for some coins "disabled" for incredibly long amount of time (which, btw, sometimes gave amazing arb opportunity, like with Sia/SC at some point) etc. The new Poloniex fees structure is out and it seems very good: starting at 0.09% for tiny traders with zero volume then quickly going down to 0.075%/0.075% (maketaker) and 0.04%/0.07% if you do more than 1m volume over 30-day (rolling). What's not to love about that move? I never gave a shit about TRX/TRON. I don't know who Justin Sun is (well now I do) and don't f---in care if TRX is a premined turd or not. Poloniex seems to still be the same site, but now they offer USDC (I never like tetheUSDT) AND they have very acceptable fees. Withdrawal fees are a bit steep for plancton-sized users but overall it all seems good. I understand people where expecting to get insane returns on lending BTCs and instead got a big loss (which may or may not end up being reimbursed) in that CLAM incident. But why is Poloniex getting so much hate? They seem to be doing a few things right. Like, for example, giving a gigantic middle finger to uncle sam. Or lowering the fees a lot. Or apparently coming up with a fees discount structure copied on the one Binance succesfully used (but with TRX instead of BNB). I mean: what's so bad about Justin Sun investing in Poloniex and trying to replicate, at least partially, what made Binance so succesful? I'm not the kind of person to leave all my coins on any single exchange. Most of my coins are on hardware wallets (hence my relentless spamming of /ledgerwallet with countless security questions over the years). But I never feared leaving a few Bitcoins on Poloniex. I don't see why people see them as the ante-crypto-christ. I just don't get it. Do YOU like the new fee structure?
Vertcoin is a digital currency that can be sent between people over the internet. Vertcoin (VTC) stays true to the original vision of cryptocurrency: a financial system owned by its users, the people’s coin. Vertcoin is not controlled by large banks or mining hardware manufacturers and can be mined by anyone profitably. Fairly distributed without a premine, ICO or airdrop, Vertcoin is developed by community members working as volunteers and the project is wholly funded by donations. A finite resource similar to gold, you can rest assured that Vertcoin will keep your money safe from vested interests and ensure that transaction fees are proportionate and shared between a large number of miners. With Vertcoin, you can truly be your own bank. CHART
CLAMs are a form of digital value, or currency, that is transferred, created, and verified by the collective effort of the computers running the CLAMs software. Similar to Bitcoin, the original technology on top of which CLAMs was created, this network follows a rigorous protocol to ensure that consensus and verification are maintained. CHART
Ties.Network is a business platform with for finding and establishing professional relationships based on irrefutable rating system and for transacting safe deals. Ties.Network provides all the benefits of well-known social business networks for the crypto-community complemented by strongest advantages of blockchain technology. This one is even not listed on tradingview and volumes just started raising. CHART
Civic (CVC) is a crypto token that is designed as an identity verification system. The idea is that anyone can use their Civic identity anywhere on the web to verify their details using blockchain technology. The project was led by Vinny Lingham, a well known figure within Bitcoin, and the Civic ICO was held in June 2017, raising $33 million in two days. Over 1 billion tokens were created. The token sale was intended to be as decentralized as possible, and resulted in 8,000 different individuals successfully purchasing Civic tokens. Civic’s uses include banks and utility companies who require some degree of identification of their users. The aim is to prevent identity fraud and to safeguard the data of users who are only required to enter their personal information once rather than at multiple sites on the web. CHART
Spectrecoin (XSPEC) is an innovative privacy focused cryptocurrency, featuring an energy-efficient proof-of-stake algorithm that provides rapid transaction confirmations, ring signatures for privacy and anonymity, and a fully integrated Tor+OBFS4 layer for IP obfuscation within the wallet. Spectrecoin is actively developed, with an ambitious roadmap that prioritises privacy, security, and true decentralisation with features such as default stealth addresses and stealth staking, and low-power mobile wallet staking. Although it nearly trippled during the last two months it's still rising. CHART
Just got this email. Headers and source IPs included below for sanity, my own server's removed.
We represent a hacker group that focuses on hacking of crypto-currency wallets and exchanges. We know that you keep your coins on these exchanges. We got the database of users and passwords of the largest exchanges in our hands, but to get into the account we need to bypass two factor verification, collect private keys from your PCs, brute force mnemonic words. That will cost us some time. We give you the opportunity to exclude you from the base by reward us and we will remove you and we will not use your data. The amount we require is 0.03Bitcoin Bitcoin Wallet to pay: 1492bBQhiSRgS7k25mUsaedTSjwHkaWQRh Believe me, it's better to pay us than are afraid that at any moment you can lose all of your funds. After payment send us a letter on [email protected] and we will exclude you from the database.
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How to get free BCH, BTG, BTX, CLAM, SBTC, BCD, BTP and BTN and cash them out
*EDIT: a new version of this guide, multilingual and featuring a wallet checker (input your IP, see what you can fork and how much it is worth) is available at https://cryptodom.org *
Dear you all! I have been following closely the airdrops and especially the forks of the last month or so, and I am proud to announce I have just successfully claimed (&cashed) my BTF and my BTW. After claiming (&cashing), in order, BCH, BTG, BTX, CLAM, SBTC, BCD. Like most of you, if you are reading this, I am still looking for a solution for B2X, and I have also claimed but have so far been unable to cash out BTP and BTN. *EDIT: Now created, transferred and cashed B2X, BTP and BTN - See EDIT at the end of the post While doing all this, I did notice a couple of things: 1- It is extremely hard to find proper information about the forks (here’s a good starting point though: https://btcdiv.com/ ) 2- There are significant security risks involved with these procedures I will try my best to try and explain you what I did, while also offering a service to do it for you for a fair fee if you still can’t do it/don’t feel safe doing it. Here we go: INTRO Before you start this, ask yourself a very important question: do I understand what I am doing? If the answer is YES, then you should have your private keys and you are good to skip the intro. Let me try to make this short and easy: you have some bitcoins, somewhere. In some cases you have direct access to the keys (LEDGER*, blockchain…), in other instances you don’t (crypto held on exchanges). If you DO have access to those keys, you need to do two extremely important things: 1- Write it down 2- Move your whole balance to another wallet/address Please note that if you fail to implement number 2, any hacker claiming to “do this for you” will steal your bitcoins. As simple as that. No matter what you are claiming, taking the risk won’t be worth it, so MOVE YOUR BITCOINS from the address you stored the private keys of. PART 1/a - CLAIMING - COINOMI (BCH, BTG, BTX, CLAM) Please note: how much you can claim depends on how much was on the wallet you will be sweeping from at the time of the fork. Considering that the blockchain is free for everyone to explore, you can figure this out easily. In most cases, a blockchain explorer could help you know how much your keys are worth before you sweep them. Be aware that the maths are MORE OR LESS these: are you holding 5+ BTC since 2017 (the further the better)? Congrats, you are in for some real money. Conversely, if you have been holding <1 bitcoin you are probably just losing your time as whatever you’ll get won’t meet the thresholds for minimum transfers anyway (unless we are talking BTG and BCH, good luck with that). Download COINOMI on your android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coinomi.wallet) Open coinomi and set it up (create a wallet and write down details, thank yourself later) Now add BCH, BTG, BTX, CLAM as coins to your wallet and then claim them one by one in the same order To claim, go inside the coin’s screen and click the three dots on the top right of the page —> Sweep wallet (repeat for all coins) PART 1/b - CLAIMING - BITHER (SBTC, BCD, BTF, BTW, BTP, BTN) Download these two apps on your android: BITHER, BITPIE (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.bither / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitpie) Open and setup both apps (create a wallet and write down details, thank yourself later) Now open BITHER and click the settings icon (top right), then ADVANCED OPTIONS —> IMPORT PRIVATE KEY —> FROM PRIVATE KEY TEXT (Important; use the "FROM PRIVATE KEY TEXT" option, NOT the one with the BITHER key!) to claim, go ADVANCED OPTIONS —> GET FORK COINS and take it from there (your private keys should have been imported and should show you how much they have on them (SBTC, BCD, BTF, BTW, BTP, BTN) At this point, all you need to do is to tell BITHER to transfer the free coins to a corresponding BITPIE address PART 1/c - CLAIMING - DIG WALLETING SERVICES (UNTESTED) (BCH,BTG,SBTC,BCD,BTF,UBTC,B2X,BCX) Today I also chanced upon a site ( https://bitcoinforks.io/ ) , which gives a nice picture of the forks. Apparently, they also have an automatic “digger” that charges 10% to transfer the forked coins to a (fork) wallet of your choice. I have tried to test with UTBC but it told me I had no coins, which might actually be true. Some users on bitcointalk report success, so feel free to try with small amounts and see if it works for you. Please note they take a commission on the CLAIMING part, while, at least to my understanding, COINOMI and BITHER do not (even though BITHER forces you to transfer to a BITPIE address). PART 2 - CASHING OUT If you got this far and you now have a balance in any of the coins above, you should immediately transfer the “real” coins (BCH/BTG) out to a reputable exchange/wallet (not that I do not trust Coinomi but you never know), and try to convert the rest to a proper coin before moving it in bulk to an address of your choice. Apart from Coinomi, this is where it gets tricky. A lot of those coins are only listed on some obscure Chinese exchanges and it’s hard to even understand what the value of the coin is since it varies widely from one to the other. Some of those coins MIGHT one day make it to a major exchange, granted, but personally I couldn’t wait to dump all of them (I regret doing so with BTX though). So I went through the whole verification/blind trust process required by the shady sites and… I got my free coins converted into actual BTC/LTC. On that note, it must be noted that not content with applying daylight robbery fees the exchanges also require a minimum amount for you to be able to withdraw (and a verification with ID in some cases). Here is what I did and how it went: I got accounts on GATE.IO - BIT-Z.COM - BTCTRADE.IM* and somewhat made my money get out of there and safely into my ledger. Would I recommend those exchanges? Well… Personally I have nothing but praise for GATE.IO and BIT-Z.COM - They accepted my transfers speedily and I could trade and withdraw easily - no verification needed. As for BTCTRADE.IM, it did require verification and is by far the slowest of them all, but since I got money out (in the end) I can’t complain for the time being. Note: problems getting verified with btctrade.com? Read this : https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7qqxv4/guide_claiming_and_dumping_bitcoin_faith_btf_fo PART 3 - DO YOU NEED HELP? Some of you will laugh at my deal, since they are smart, tech savvy and are running several nodes of all the existing forked chains from a computer in their basement, interacting with the exchanges via API only. However, I expect the vast majority of you to be able to arrive to part 2 but then get stuck at moving the money to the Chinese exchanges. Let me reiterate that they worked for me, so I’d generally recommend them. In case you do NOT want to try and get through that yourself, I would like to help! Here is how: PM to get in touch Transfer the forked coins to my bitpie/btctrade/gate.io/coinex addresses Wait for me to receive, transfer to the exchange, change it into LTC/BTC/BCH and send it back to you, minus a fee** Please note that some transfers take time, and this is independent of me. I will, however, send you all the transaction details as I do the operations so that you can track it yourself. *QUICK REMINDERS: BTCTRADE.IM withdrawal fee: btc: 0.001 BCH: 0.001 BITPIE EXCHANGE: BTF/BTW need 120 confirmations to transfer from bitpie to the exchange (my first BTF transfer took nearly 32 hours, BTW took 20)- you will be able to monitor that from your own bitpie wallet and you can ping me when it hits the magic number. GATE.IO and BIT-Z.COM are faster (10+ confirmations I think) so I should use them if possible (depending on coin deposit availability). **FEES You can check the value of the coins on the exchanges to get a rough idea of how much your coins are worth - I will send you all the transactions anyway but please do your research. Sometimes coins have high value on exchanges where deposits are not accepted, for instance, and tend to drop sharply in value as soon as the gates are opened. Depending on how much I will be moving for you, these are my fees: 5% (>2000 USD worth) 10% (between 500 and 1999 USD worth) 50 USD (<500 USD worth) Oh and one last thing… Why would you trust me? If nothing, for the simple reason that I honestly told you exactly HOW to get the forked money and through which exchanges I cashed it out. I simply wrote the post that I wish I had found when I started doing this, and I hope that some of you will be lazy enough to use me for the most complicated part of the deal, giving me something in the process. If I get nothing out of it, I will be fine and happy to have spread some knowledge anyway!
EDIT 1 - 12:48 GMT 25-01-2018
I have tried DIG WALLETING (affiliate link: https://dig.walleting.services/#/aff/o5YP75ALDORdaAbmrJJx NON affiliate link: https://dig.walleting.services/#) and they did a great job. The hard part, as usual, was to have a proper address to transfer them to. Anyway... Now claimed and cashed UBTC as well as B2X (btctrade.im & exrates.me respectively - thanks #hniball) Bither & Bitpie opened the exchange (on Bitpie). The process is a bit convoluted and you need to transfer the money in and out of the "pie bank" in order to dump. Prices are tanking fast and it takes hours to even transfer the money. Astronomical fees, but it worked and I cashed out BTP and BTF in BCH. Fun fact: I thought I had 5k USD in BTP (according to the BITPIE wallet). They eventually turned out to be 0.05 BCH (Thanks, BITPIE exchange). Reality check... Given what I know now, I'd advise to use DIG WALLETING to send the forkcoins directly to my BITPIE addresses if you want me to do it for you (or send me the seed once you have emptied the wallet, that would work too). But, as usual, you are more than welcome to do it on your own. IF I HELPED YOU, YOU CAN TIP ME HERE: •BTC tip jar: 1BEAADXCk3ng2ZRsinHmwVyZQf1Vu9AcDj •LTC tip jar: LYT1sbotLuUtU5v5r9uEu61xoGpJ1s4aau
And ANOTHER reason to never keep your coins on an exchange!
Just received an interesting email from ANXPRO, saying that if there's a split or airdrop, you will NOT receive the new coins. This is in line with the stance taken by a number of other exchanges as well.
Basically, they will pocket your coins!
Lets be clear of what's happening here... Say you have this wallet: "DS6tcynyULPu474j8Mjh68Lvvc94EFckDy","6Kf1uspNPoK7vMm7g3CDZYjQwuyrxrqW3tyqftgSkUkcnZyQvjs" If there is a split, as with Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin Gold, the same keys now work on both networks. BUT... you must have the privkey to get to the new coins. And if you're using a third-party wallet, you don't have those keys, THEY do. Because as we keep saying, ITS NOT YOUR WALLET! The same goes with airdrops. CLAMs were given to everyone who held the top 3 cryptos on a given date. If those cryptos were with exchanges, guess who got the clams? Hint: Not you. :( So don't ever keep any coins on an exchange unless you have to. And definitely don't leave them unattended. Because there be dragons who will eat your treasure.
I can help you claim and sell your BTC forked coins. Done forks of 62000 BTC+, more than 1.5 Million USD in BTC sent back to clients after the sales. PRICES GOING DOWN, DO NOT WAIT.
If you have Bitcoin, then you have a lot of other coins that came from the forks. I can help you claim and sell those. Legacy addresses, Segwit addresses, multiple addresses from same seed, Ledger Nano, Trezor, Coinomi, Mycelium, whatever your wallet setup is, I can help you. If you are not tech savvy or just don't want the trouble, I can help you. If you are a whale, I can help you too: my biggest client had about 40k BTC to sell the forks. A rough estimate is that you can get about 9% from the Bitcoin Cash fork, and about 0.5% from all the other forks. This is % of the BTC you had at the date of the fork. DO NOT WAIT. Check below the list of dead coins. Everyday one of these dies, and some of these dead coins gave a LOT of money back to my clients. Selling forked coins is a time-sensitive thing. Forked coins ALWAYS go down in price, sometimes the price drops 10 times in less than a week. I have done it for a lot of people, check my references (comments) on these posts: https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/81fky0/you_are_not_tech_savvy_or_you_dont_want_to_do_it/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7rndu6/i_can_sell_your_bcx_btw_btf_or_fbtc_now_sold_fo https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7ra6hx/i_can_sell_your_btw_btf_or_fbtc_now_sold_for_30/ https://np.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/comments/7qkaio/i_can_sell_your_bitcoin_forks_btw_btf_or_fbtc_now/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7qjyiu/i_can_sell_your_btw_btf_or_fbtc_now_sold_for_30/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7qcf7z/i_can_sell_your_btw_bitcoin_world_btf_bitcoin/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7q2698/i_can_sell_your_btf_now_5_commission/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/7q1jyx/i_can_sell_your_btw_now_5_commission/ https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/7pxdlm/i_can_sell_your_btw_now_5_commission/ I have created a blockchain-based feedback system for this service, check this link for details: https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinAirdrops/comments/8f489a/cryptosnake_fork_claim_and_sell_service/ Some coins now are worth a really small amount, specially if you only had little btc before the fork. Talk to me (PM) and we will see if it's worth selling (sometimes it's not enough to sell and withdraw from the exchange, but I can sometimes consolidate a few sales and do individual withdrawals from my wallet, with lower fees). It's good to say that its becoming harder and harder to sell and withdraw "small" amounts of BTC (like 200, 300), because of the price drops and withdrawal fees on the exchanges. Sometime I can get together groups of people and do a group claim, but these are becoming scarce as well. I'll try though. The fee for sale at exchanges I'm KYC'd and verified is 5%, and the fee for claiming the fork coins and selling is 10%. Sample report sent during and on completion: https://imgur.com/a/e53ObT3 If it's worth the work, I'll claim/sell them for you, and if not, I'll point you in the right direction. There's an absurd amount of forks now (forkdrop.io is a good site to check forks), but it seems that I can help you with these: CLAM - CLAMS BCH - Bitcoin Cash BTG - Bitcoin Gold BTX - BitCore BCD - Bitcoin Diamond BCX - BitcoinX B2X - Segwit2X (its been difficult to sell small batches, now needs hundreds to be sellable) BCI - Bitcoin Interest BCA - Bitcoin Atom BTCP - Bitcoin Private (Unclaimed coins were burnt) GOD - Bitcoin God (No exchanges/buy orders yet... oh god, when will this happen? haha) BIFI - Bitcoin File (No more deposits) SEM - SEMUX (It was a registered airdrop, whoever got it, got it. I can sell it if you have it.) XMC - Monero Classic XMV - Monero V UBTC - United Bitcoin (Developers stole the users coins. If you have it, I can sell. Check ub.com/explorer) SBTC - Super Bitcoin (Deposits offline on all exchanges, pending something on the network. May come back) BICC - BitClassic Coin (deposits not working anymore on the exchange) BTP - Bitcoin Pay (Deposits offline on all exchanges) BTW - Bitcoin World (Dead, network hashrate has come down to less than 1 block per day, and only exchange needs 120 confs) LBTC - Lightning Bitcoin (Coins not claimable anymore as per network consensus of the new coin) BTF - Bitcoin Faith (Dead, network down, no more wallet on github) BITE - BitEthereum (blah) BTN - Bitcoin New (Dead. after coin hardforked, can only be sold at a korean exchange for 0.0000476 BTC each. As it is a 1:1 coin, I will not claim and sell it anymore) FBTC - FastBitcoin (not worth doing anymore, too much trouble for only a little cash) BCP - Bitcoin Cash Plus (never sold this, dunno if its dead) BPA - Bitcoin Pizza (dead, no more nodes running) BTV - BitVote (its been difficult to sell small batches, now needs hundreds to be sellable) BTCH - Bitcoin Hush (never sold this, dunno if its dead) BCL - Bitcoin Clean (seems dead as deposits are halted, reason "hacker" on yobit) BBC - Big Bitcoin (Only shady exchange, worth 0.30 USD for each bitcoin (0.03/BBC) Just PM me and we will talk. Cheers. P.S: Please check my references (cryptosnake). This is a matter that involves trust, and you need to trust whoever you do business with. About my name, CryptoSnake, the "Snake" part is not an analogy or whatever. It was just a school nickname. :)
How I lost all my reddcoins (~400k). Don't let this happen to you.
Alright guys. Now that I've emotionally recovered from this loss, I've decided to share my long and painful story on how I lost about 450k reddcoins as well as 450 clam coins and ~300k Doge with you. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes and take steps to make sure something like this NEVER happens to you because only I know at this point how stressful and depressing this whole scenario is. So basically I had my reddcoins that I had purchased 2 months ago on my old laptop. I knew of the importance of keeping backups so I used to keep 2 backups of my reddcoin and clamcoin wallets on 2 separate external HDDs. I never made an online wallet because I was too afraid of being hacked and having everything stolen from me. The only other cryptocurrency I possessed were bitcoins and those were stored in an online wallet at coinbase. I basically went all out and exchanged most of my BTC for reddcoins, clamcoins and doge and stored them on my local wallet. So anyways, fast-forward to a month later and it turns out my laptop was acting like a bowl of poop, so I decided to go for a fresh reinstall. I reinstalled the whole thing (after making backups once again). Now this is where everything went haywire. I got my fresh reinstall and by the time it was done it was around 1 AM and I was dead tired so I decided to copy over my backups the next morning. I wake up the next morning, all happy, not knowing that there was a silent heart attack waiting for me in a few minutes. I take out my HDD from my shelf and being the clumsy moron I am, I dropped it. It was a WD HDD and this was the FIRST TIME I had ever dropped it (thanks to my butter fingers). So anyways once I plugged it in, I noticed that it my laptop just wouldn't detect it. I figured it might be due to missing drivers or something so I updated all of them and tried again but nope..... No detection at all. It was at this point that I noticed a weird clicking noise coming from the HDD and realized that it had probably broken when I dropped it. I googled this noise and it seemed like my worst fear had come true: The HDD was indeed damaged and there was no chance of recovery on these HDDs (Companies charge upwards of $2k-3k to recover the data on these and even then there's only a 10% chance of recovery. This type of money is not something that I can risk). Now do you remember I said I made 2 backups? Well after this first HDD wouldn't respond, I didn't really panic much. I had another HDD with all my backups so no worries at all. I just brought my second HDD and plugged it in. I waited in suspense till the popup came asking me what I wanted to do with the HDD. I breathed a sigh of relief and clicked "open folder to view files." But what is this?? There was just one folder on that HDD with a bunch of random letters as it's name. Something like a folder named "db73ugdiuqdbq37bdasbi" I opened that folder and it was empty. The HDD still said that space on it was being used but unfortunately my backups were not on the HDD. I took it to a computer place and it turns out that this damn HDD had decided to go corrupt on me just when I needed it the most. I felt sick to my stomach at that point. I felt like this was just some real BS and unfair but it is what it is I guess. I was told that maybe there's a 10% chance of data recovery but I need to be prepared to give out close to $2000 to companies that recover data. Unfortunately I don't think I have that kind of money to spare so I'll just wait and maybe... hopefully once I have that kind of money to spare in 4-5 years I can recover this data but until then, this is as good as gone.... At that time I was too upset to function. I disappeared from online communities completely and just kept cursing my luck. I stopped enjoying life and every morning I would wake up to the realization that what had happened was not a dream but in fact a reality. Each day the price of these coins rose further and I blamed myself even more. I used to wonder why I was being punished when I hadn't done anything wrong. I never gambled or risked my coins. I never did anything that would make me lose them. I just kept them as an asset that would grow over time and maybe one day I could cash out and treat myself to a bunch of nice things. It took me a while to come to terms with this loss emotionally but I don't think I have or ever will stop blaming myself. I still wonder how different things would have been had I just pushed through the night and made my backups right after my laptop was done reinstalling again. I would have been sitting on a small fortune/asset that would have grown with each passing day. But I guess it just wasn't meant to be and maybe it was for the best. I wish this hadn't happened but maybe life wanted to teach me a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson..... I just wish I had learnt it in a different way, without losing so much..... Life is funny and unfair in a way. You never know what will happen but what you can do is take steps to prevent screw-ups like mine from happening. We can only do things as best as we can and hope that what we're doing is enough. THE LESSON: The reason I have posted this here is so that hopefully someone can learn from my mistakes and prevent this from happening to themselves as well. These are just a few guidelines that I think you can take to make sure that what happened to me never happens to you. If there is something that you'd like me to add, please let me know and I shall add that here as well.
NEVER trust physical backups. I know that online backups are risky but they are however the better of 2 evils. Create a gmail that you don't use, set a VERY STRONG password on it and back up your wallets on there every few days. Change the name of your wallets to something like "whatsappbackup.dat" etc and keep them safe on your google drives. NEVER EVER overwrite your wallets online in case one of them is corrupt either. Save them as Whatsappbackup21May.dat and Whatsappbackup25May.dat etc and so on.
NEVER buy fragile HDDs like I did. I was told once I got to the computer shop that the ones I had were generally very weak. Always try to purchase HDDs that are shock-proof at least. There are some HDDs out there that come in a case that helps prevent any damage from drops so try going for those.
Tl;dr I lost all my reddcoins, clamcoins and dogecoins when 2 of my backups were destroyed. Learn from my mistake (read the lesson above) and please don't let something like this happen to you.....
A cryptoforker's guide to free money - Part 1 (The holy ymgve script + what and where to exchange)
EDIT: a new version of this guide, multilingual and featuring a wallet checker (input your IP, see what you can fork and how much it is worth) is available at https://cryptodom.org
Hello my lovely forkers! A while ago I made a post A cryptoforker's guide to free money - Part 2 (Coinomi, Bither, Bitpie, Walleting Services) where I explained how I used a combination of COINOMI and BITPIE (together with DIG WALLETING SERVICES) to get hold of most forked coins - And then how I sold them (main sites used: GATE.IO / BTCTRADE.COM / BIT-Z.COM / EXRATES.ME / COINEX.COM). Please refer to that for the instructions regarding Bither and Coinomi. QUICK NOTE: If you are a seasoned forker, just look at point 4 and see if your pokem… I mean fork coins collection is complete :-p / If instead you are a total newbie, remember you can just do the “PREPARATION” part and then claim through DIG WALLETING (affiliate link: https://dig.walleting.services/#/aff/o5YP75ALDORdaAbmrJJx NON affiliate link: https://dig.walleting.services/# ) if the process is too hard/long/risky - these guys are reliable and provide a great service, especially for those who have a plethora of transactions and would need to hunt down every last key manually - they have a Reddit, too: you can reach them at Walleting_Services . BEFORE YOU START: What is a fork? Is it really free money? Imagine you had a bank account at BTCbank and a card for it. Tomorrow BTCbank splits and half of its branches become BTC2bank. Nothing changes for you as a client of BTCbank, however there is something you can now do. You can move your money from your BTCbank account to a new BTCbank account, in practice making the card for your former account useless in the BTNbank branches but… NOT IN THE BTN2bank branches! So you can go there and get the equivalent of what you had in “free” money. Nothing illegal, nothing shady, no bugs or exploits: it’s all there by design. Keeping with the example though, it should be specified that you must have the “card” of your BTCbank, which in this case is a private key. If you have your BTC stored on papehardware wallet or anywhere else where you are in direct control of your private keys, well done! Those keys are your BTCbank card(s). If, on the other hand, you held your money on an exchange (Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex, you name it), then your only chance is to wait and hope that the exchange decides to support the coin and gives you your share. It’s not impossible but it introduces a middleman. It’s like you are asking your uncle to have an account in his name at BTCbank and there is no guarantee that uncle will go to a new branch of BTNbank2 and use the card trick to get the free money and give it to you, no matter how much you ask him to. He could do it, he could not: it’s uncle’s call. PREPARATION: First of all, a question: are you after the fork money to exchange it yourself or do you just want to claim it but want someone else to do all the exchange part for you? If you want to squeeze every last bit out of it, get ready to sign up to a few Chinese exchanges! You might as well do this now before you start, otherwise you’ll get stuck at the cashing part. Same goes for the script. No target address, no script. I warned you :) Anyway, here’s the list: • GATE.IO • BTCTRADE.IM • COINEX.COM • EXRATES.ME • TRADESATOSHI.COM • BIT-Z.COM My personal favourite is GATE.IO, despite the 60 confirmations (up to 14 hours), but they all helped me one way or another, and most importantly they all allow withdrawal (BTCTRADE.IM wanted verification papers, the others didn’t). Also, make sure to have Coinomi, Bither and Bitpie installed on an Android phone. STEP 1 - THE GOLDEN RULE Just like in the previous post, let me start off by warning everyone: what are you about to do is dangerous. You could lose your bitcoins. Are you scared? You should be, cause the threat is real. Nobody wants to lose 1 BTC to try and claim a few tens/hundreds of dollars, right? So, first and foremost, make sure that you MOVE your coins from wherever they are (ideally, an offline wallet like a ledger or a trezor), and then, once the wallet is empty, feel free to play around with its private keys, that will hopefully show some transferrable balance at the time of the fork. STEP 2 - GETTING YOUR KEYS - https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ For getting the keys, this is your number one option - with an offline version for paranoid available, no less. Use the seed (those 24 words in the case of ledger, for example) and after the calculation go get your keys in the chart at the end of the page. In case you have segwit addresses or special scenarios (like a wallet with a lot of operations over a long time), getting the keys, or the “right” keys, might take a while. Anyway: let’s look at the first line of the chart. In the first column you will find the address: copy and paste it onto https://blockchain.info/ and press enter to get the transaction history for that given address. Let’s suppose for the sake of this example that our address shows 2 transactions: one inbound for 2 BTC 1 year ago and anther one for the outgoing BTC 5 minutes ago (because before we started this we DID move them out, right?!?). What that means is that at the time of the forkS (in this case we’d get money from most of them) we had 2 BTC on that address. Great, so it’s loaded, and we need its key. Let’s go back to the chart on line one and let’s have a look at the third column: this is our private key. We will use it later to sweep or import in the various method outlined. STEP 3 - THE SCRIPT - https://github.com/ymgve/bitcoin_fork_claimer If you have ben around this subreddit long enough you surely read about the script… And spared a tender thought for ymgve who made this possible. Yet, no one really explains properly how to use it. Unfortunately I do not have the time to explain how to get python installed and running on a machine, you will have to figure it out on your own. Same goes for the fact that you might need to write “py” or “python” before the actual “claimer.py (…)” command. Let’s say you somehow get ready to run the script - now you do have a series of examples on the github page, but they are not so easy to understand for the uninitiated. Here is the relevant quote: In blockchain.info mode it uses the blockchain.info API to query and validate information about the transaction you're spending from. This only works for transferring/claiming coins that existed on the BTC main chain pre-fork. SYNTAX: * claimer.py
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