Basically, I had a owned part of a share in a bitcoin miner back in 2014. unfortunately the guy who's house it was in burnt down less than a month later and so i only ended up with about 0.15 bitcoins, most of which I spent on humble bundle and such. anyway, I still have 0.67BTC stored in my multi-bit wallet from 2014 on my laptop which i completely forgot about, I haven't updated it since and it isn't back up or anything and it doesn't let me send out any BTC and when I got to the 'help contents' page it reads '301 moved permanently'. In the process of trying to buy a car atm so the extra cash would be really nice. Any help is super appreciated, thanks :)
Remember the excellent "Bitcoin in Uganda" documentary? Here is a follow-up article with interviews from Ronald, Ronah, James D'Angelo, and Gary Rowe of MultiBit- Bitcoin in Uganda: Disrupting Remittances in the Developing World
Hi all, I recently found multiple old multibit bitcoin wallets. I have been trying to figure out how to access my old wallets. It looks like the multibit website is now Shapeshift. What bitcoin wallet software supports the .wallet files? Thanks in advance!
Poloniex threatens to freeze my account because I wasn't 'trading' on their platform.
Please be advised that Poloniex is not a web wallet or address changing service. When a customer deposits funds to their Poloniex account we assume they do so to trade on our platform. Continued use of your Poloniex account to deposit and withdraw funds without trading could lead to freezes and possible account closure.
There are a variety of other solutions for storing your bitcoins. Check out local wallets such as Multibit, Bitcoin Core, or Electrum, or a web wallet solution such as Mycelium.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Sincerely, Javan Green Poloniex Support
edit: I'm currently talking with my solicitor with the aim of sorting this out with Poloniex, should they fail to release our funds, we will not hesitate to commence legal proceedings.
edit2: Since there's some interest here, this is the full story. I've been using Poloniex as a mining/trading wallet for a couple of months now and seeing that I only have a $2,000 limit, I applied a month ago to have my limits upgraded. Seeing that my limits hasn't been updated in a month, the only way I could've moved funds out is by initiating tiny daily transfer. The only reply I've received from poloniex so far is reproduced above hence my concern with the way they're handling things.
BTConity launch website - click and let's go to 150$ challenge
Hi, I'm the founder of BTConity and today I've a challenge for you. For the launch of the website, BTCointy offers $150 to the fastest ... Ready ? Let's go. How to win ? - the game starts with a multibit bitcoin wallet : https://e-nautia.com/share/63624-7qdkgmc7 - search the password of .rar in the website BTConity.com (IT'S A WORD). - if you're first, send $150 bitcoin in your wallet. BTConity.com is all about spreading the bitcoin love! In our site you can get free bitcoins by claiming them as well as in our site you can see the most fun places where to spend bitcoins, invest bitcoins or buy something with bitcoins. Anything comes to mind drop us a line at info (at) btconity (dot) com.
I have been sitting on a coin for quite some time in a Multibit wallet. I learned today that the software is obsolete and I’m pretty sure I just lost .01 on a test transaction trying to move it to a Coinbase wallet. Is there anyone that can help me?
Is there litecoin wallet software besides the litecoin-qt? I'm looking for something similar to multibit(bitcoin) that can very quickly synchronize the blockchain. I'm also welcome to suggestions for android-based litecoin wallets. On a side note, if there are no other alternatives, is there a way I can pre-download the block chain to speed up the process of activating my litecoin wallet?
NEM Stake Auction Details: A Chance to Obtain a Stake!
Utopianfuture has revealed the details associated with the auction of the 155 stakes (made available from the removal of sockpuppets), quoted below:
NEM public auction explanation 155 NEM stakes will be put on a public auction (155 million NEM) The auction will happen in Bitcoin blockchain and follow the multi unit auction format. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiunit_auction How does it happen if X stakes are put on the auction ?
On the auction day, a Bitcoin escrow address will be revealed at a designated time.
Each transaction to the escrow address will be considered a bid for 1 stake. Two transactions from the same address to the escrow address will be considered two separate bids.
The auction will last at least 24 hours (but less than 36 hours).
Bidders could monitor the bidding process in real time via Blockchain.info
When the auction ends, X highest bidders (X biggest transactions) will win X stakes.
We will refund all non-winning bids minus the transaction fee and a service fee. All winning bids will receive back the difference between the winning bid price and lowest winning bid price minus the transaction fee and a service fee. Service fee is for the escrow service (for tallying and refunding the bids).
Example: there are 3 bids 1 btc, 1.2 btc and 2 btc and all are winning bids. Since 1 btc is the lowest winning bid price then bidders of 1.2 btc and 2 btc will win a stake and get a refund of 0.2 and 1 btc respectively.
There is a limit of two bids for each sending address and taint analysis will be used on the escrow address to make sure no address wins more than 2 stakes.
The sending address of the winning bid will be the identifier of the owner of the won stake. Therefore the winning bid sender should later provide a NEM address to receive the share via a signed message from the sending address. Signed message could be done via popular bitcoin wallets such as multibit, bitcoin-qt or blockchain.info.
Bidding recommendation: bidders should consider placing only 1 bid if they want to buy 1 stake and placing the highest bid that they are willing to buy. Since the buying price for all stakes will be equal to the minimum winning bid, there is no risk of over-paying for a stake.
There will be 10 stakes offered in the first test-run auction in about 2 weeks or so (it will be held on Saturday-Sunday frame) and we plan to offer regular auctions every week until close to the official launch. (open Alpha should be released before the auction) Let me know if you want to be the escrow for the auction, you should follow all the above rules but being able to set the service fee yourselves. The entire service fee will go to the escrow and he will hold the fund for the winning bidders until NEM officially launch.
Bitcoin is a what you can call a new type of online currency, a crypt-currency. This crypts-currency was propose in the late 90's by a group known as cypherpunks who mainly discussed about cryptography and security and among them was, for a currency that would be totally anonymous and free from the control of large banks and governments. around the late 2008 this guy named "Satoshi Nakamoto" wrote a rocking paper describing this concept of a a P2P payment system that would use the concept discussed by the early cypherpunks. If you don't know why some intelligent folks are excited about the Bitcoin concept, you should take the time to understand. Bitcoin is a new form of currency that is accepted worldwide and can never be debased by politicians trying to get re-elected or countries trying to pay off huge debts. In a world in which the value of paper money is constantly ravaged by inflation, that's a very attractive attribute. Also, the world is very much ready for a "global" currency. Bitcoin satisfies that need. Bitcoins are like cash in that they aren't tied to your identity, and transactions made with Bitcoins are irreversible and untraceable. But they're like credits in a manner that they aren't physical. Bitcoins are a peer to peer system. What Bitcoin allows you to do is to send money to people, make purchases, just like real cash, only difference is this is online. Bitcoin in most ways behave like hard cash . you can give it to person to person, you can loose it, and destroy it. Well, Bitcoin address is different from any other address system you may have encountered before, A bitcoin address consists of two addresses the public address and the private address. Like the name suggests the public address is public and can be distributed to any one and every one without any fear. the private address is the one you keep very private and secret and dont even tell that to any one at all. You keep it so secret, that no one can access it. A bitcoin address is a hash of a public portion of a public/private ECDSA keypair and they looks like this:- 1La9GFB8sNRko99jP2N5AMQYPvmsDoVbKb. Bitcoin is in its infancy, a free market currency whose price or value is determined by the demand and supply. A multitude of factors could in theory affect Bitcoin prices, nobody in the current scenario can conclude that only a few factors affect Bitcoin, I will try to explain only “a few” that have had a considerable impact on Bitcoin prices recently, many more may be yet to be known. Like gold prices that fluctuate due to a variety of factors, some of the factors which have been observed till date are listed below: Media Exposure The initial growth of the Bitcoin ecosystem and prices was attributed to media articles, familiarizing it to more people. The world’s supply of Bitcoins is essentially fixed, but because people in the media keep talking about it, demand keeps rising. This leads to higher prices—and as prices go up, people who currently hold Bitcoins develop greater and greater expectations for the currency. Today, the excitement around Bitcoin is still confined to a tiny segment of the population — technology aficionados, monetary idealists and speculators. The potential for exposure is large. Eurozone Crisis A direct correlation between the Cypress bailout and Bitcoin price was observed. Some of the investors in Europe moved their investments into Bitcoin around the time of the Cypress bailout. This resulted in a huge cash flow into the Bitcoin ecosystem. Hoarding Demand crisis: Like any currency, Bitcoin is traded on exchanges, Bitcoin holders hoard their stash, which further reduces supply, which in turn boosts the price and sparks yet more media attention—and the cycle continues till profit selling takes place like in any currency. Fear of Govt intervention There is nothing illegal about Bitcoin . Cash is as anonymous and not tied to identity. But could government grow increasingly interested in defending its paper-money monopoly? We've already seen hints of this. But because the market is already huge and global, there will be growing attempts to control it, tax it and regulate it. Trading Exchange outages Trading exchanges like MTgox which handles almost 70% of trade have seen trading halted due to DDos's, but such events are seen to be temporary and the a price fall due to a DDos is usually recovered when trading resumes to normal levels, leaving only a temporary effect. Smaller exchanges have been hacked due to insecure design of the sites . The interim crashes could be sharp and scary. The Bitcoin algorithm, system and framework itself is preternaturally sound. As with any new creation, there are glitches and vulnerabilities that still need to be worked out in trading exchanges. Vendor acceptance Bitcoins remain very much a niche payment method. In accepting the currency there is a small circle of large Internet companies’ participating in the system. Others include WordPress, which will sell you everything from Web hosting to CSS packages in exchange for Bitcoins. WikiLeaks and 4chan are part of a growing list of online organizations that accept Bitcoin donations. As vendor acceptance improves the value of Bitcoin as a currency improves. Free market currency Being in its infancy, Bitcoin will see wild price swings till it becomes established as a currency. The market is still in a price discovery stage and is expected to stabilize at a certain point, where its value and place as currency is usable in daily life. You can use Bitcoins with people and business that accept Bitcoins. as a new currency there are not many brick and mortar stores that accept Bitcoins, but there are online services that may be purchased with Bitcoin. and like any new currency the growth is slow but then number of people and businesses accepting Bitcoin is increasing exponentially. The Bitcoin algorithm was presented as a scientific paper and peer reviewed like any other scientific paper, the paper was widely accepted and is the sole fundamental of Bitcoin. The algorithm of Bitcoin has been designed so that it is resistant to quantum computers which have not been built as of yet. All currencies are backed by gold or similar assets. Lets look at gold. What is gold backed by? What decides the value of gold? Demand and supply. What decides the value of Bitcoin? Demand and Supply. Like gold the amount of Bitcoins is limited, only 21 million Bitcoins will be ever produced. The value of Bitcoin can be equated to how the value of gold is estimated. So the "fundamental" value of Bitcoin can only be estimated the same way the fundamental value of, gold can be estimated — which is guessing at what someone will be willing to pay for it at some time in the future. The whole premise of Bitcoin is that only a finite amount of it will ever be created. This is in stark contrast to standard currencies, the supply of which is continually increased. Fiat paper currencies are a relic of a past age. It has proven to be a spectacular failure, giving rise to inflations and unending booms and busts. As technology progresses, markets look for an alternative. A single global digital currency is certainly in our future. Bitcoin is just the most successful example of that so far. Bitcoin can be easily used for international transfers without paying commissions to third parts like banks and cutting down transaction times for bank wires from days to hours for a Bitcoin transaction. It is always prudent on your part to view Bitcoins objectively and arrive at its value in your life. In my view, Bitcoin is the Internet, applied to Money. We need to remember that Bitcoin is not a stock, a company, or even a regular commodity. It is a technology. That technology is a payment system that is evolving into a real currency. Right now, its most spectacular use is in transferring funds from one person to another. It's as easy as sending a text message on a phone. We live in a digital age. We need a digital currency. Using Bitcoin: In order to use Bitcoin, you need a Bitcoin wallet. Bitcoin Wallet is just like your wallet where you keep your money. Wallets come in the form of softwares and web wallets. Software wallets are simply installed on your computer. With these standalone clients, you are responsible for protecting your money and doing backups. While using these wallets, you need to bewary as some viruses are designed to steal your wallet files and the hacker can easily eat up your Bitcoins. So, I don't suggest these. However, some software wallets are also released for smartphones. In these types of wallets, there is no need to backup the files as all the data is stored in the servers. Examples: Bitcoin Official Client, Multibit, Bitcoin Wallet (Mobile), etc. Web Wallets are the best and easy to use. They are secure as the data is not stored in your computer, it is stored on secure servers. However, it is very important to choose a good provider. Recently, a Web-based Bitcoin Wallet provider, Inputs.io was hacked and the hacker stole everything. This resulted in loss of millions of dollars. I suggest you to choose Blockchain Wallet or Coinbase. CoinBase just raised $25 Million. I'm using BlockChain wallet here:
After registering on BlockChain Wallet, login with your details.
After logging you will see your Bitcoin address.
This is your auto-generated Bitcoin address. You can use this to receive payments.
if you are not satisfied with one address or need more. You can generate more addresses at "Receive Money" tab. First click on the "Receive Money" tab then click at "New Address" button.
How to earn:
Purchase some Bitcoins at low prices and then sell them at high prices.
Website Revenue: Earn from your website by adding non-annoying ads. These ads are very simple and clean. This is the way I earn Bitcoins. I'm talking about Anonymous-Ads - http://a-ads.com/.
The other way is by using Bitcoin Faucet. But, these faucets are useless as the pay amount is very extreme low. You need to visit Faucets every hour and enter your address. They'll send you a payment in few hours.
Spending your Bitcoins is easy: There are hundreds of retailers that accept Bitcoin. If you want a domain or hosting, go to NameCheap.com. Here is a list of websites that accept Bitcoin: http://www.bitcointrading.com/forum/spen...-bitcoins/ but there are many more available. You should also join the Bitcoin Community at http://bitcointalk.org... If you liked this post. Please give it a +1 for my work. It will help me to write more on Bitcoin.
Hi all, I stupidly forgot that I had some change left in my Multibit HD wallet, which is now worth more than when I left it there. I haven't used the wallet for ages, and now found out that it's no longer supported. I managed to log in, but my bitcoins are "unconfirmed", so I can't transfer them elsewhere. I have tried to repair the wallet, but that didn't change anything. Any idea what I could do apart from bang my head against the wall and forget about it all? Any help greatly appreciated!
MultiBit is a bitcoin wallet for your desktop. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Find out how the software works today in our MultiBit review. What Is MultiBit? MultiBit, found online at MultiBit.org, is a bitcoin wallet for desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The wallet promises to offer easy setups, a straightforward UI, and KeepKey support. MultiBit is a secure, lightweight, and international Bitcoin wallet for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. You can use it to view the content of the wallet and the completed transactions. MultiBit was a lightweight "thin client" Bitcoin wallet for Windows, MacOS and Linux based on bitcoinj.It was superseded by MultiBit HD, and the development of both stopped in 2017 after the acquisition by KeepKey, which was then bought by Shapeshift.. Its main advantages over the original Bitcoin client included support for opening multiple wallets simultaneously, and not requiring the ... Welcome to MultiBit Bitcoin Wallet Recovery Service. Multibit wallet was abandoned by it's developers. and then abruptly shut down upon takeover by the folks at KeepKey. No more sleepless nights: get your coins back. Get Your Coins Back. ONLY for those who hodl in Multibit Classic and Multibit HD. WHY... are we even at this point . Multibit was bought out by. KeepKey and then. KeepKey threw ... MultiBit is a simple Bitcoin wallet for Windows, MacOS and Linux based on BitcoinJ.Its main advantages over original Bitcoin client are the option of using multiple wallets at once and the lack of need to download several-gigabyte Blockchain (16.5GB as of April 2014).The project was founded by english developer Jim Burton.
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