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Logs of yesterday's dev meeting

 Dev meeting?  Would say so, yes  The people are still exhausted from the payment ID meeting :)  Guess we could ping some people  vtnerd, moneromooo, hyc, gingeropolous, TheCharlatan, sarang, suraeNoether, jtgrassie  Anyone up for a meeting?  Yep I'm here  Here  o/  Perhaps we should just start and people will eventually hop in?   oof   sorry guys, I'm working on the new FFS and I forgot all about this. Got a couple of new volunteers.   This literally might be able to launch tomorrow.  I know that. It's called "flow" :)  I could run if you're out of time?   go for it dEBRUYNE   you guys are going to like this new FFS. We're like 99% done.  Hi  rehrar: someone else do the milestone thing already?  All right, jtgrassie, perhaps you'd to start w/ briefly describing your most recent PR? https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/5091   oneiric, xiphon did everything   like....everything  As far as I can see, it allows the user to push his transaction over I2P, thereby masking the origin IP of the sendeuser  great  And it hooks into vtnerd's PR right?  Sure. It basically just builds on vtnerds Tor stuff.  sorry dEBRUYNE  Really not much added.  I have it running and tested.  From the perspective of the user, what needs to be configured exactly?  Nice  Assuming the PR is included in the release binaries  I'm using knacccs i2p-zero duirng testing but will of course work with any i2p setup   sorry dEBRUYNE <= Np  Looks a little like dams breaking, now that we have some dark clouds over Kovri and people take matters into their own hands ...  User needs to run i2p, expose a socks service and and inbound tunnel.  Basically same as Tor  Okay, so should be reasonable as long as we write proper documentation for it (e.g. an elaborate guide)  rbrunner, yes, knaccc credit for jumping on i2p-zero really  dEBRUYNE: documentation monero side is kindof done. i2p side is very much implementation specific.  I suppose we could write some guides for the most popular implementations?  e.g. i2p-zero aims to be zero conf, but i2pd or Kovri would be differnet.  I see, great  vtnerd___: Do you want to add anything?  could amend the current kovri guide for monero use from --exclusive-peer to the new proxy support  Now I have i2p-zero running and tested with the #5091, I plan to jump back over to helping knaccc on getting that polished.  I added support for socks proxy in the basic wallets  ^ excellent  Yes vtnerd___ I havent tested it yet but looks sweet.  So connections to `monerod` over Toi2p are possible within wallet cli and wallet rpc  Awesome  This also implies auth+encryption even if ssl is not in use (when using an onion or i2p address)  All right  moneromooo: are you here? If so, could you perhaps share what you've been working on?  I am.  I revived the SSL PR, more stuff on multi sender txes, an implementation of ArticMine's new block size algorithm.  I presume a multi sender tx works similar to multisig insofar as the senders have to exchange data before the transaction can be performed right?  Yes.  There are 2 SSL PRs. What's the diff?  Theoretically this would also allow the sender to provide an output right? Which would be kind of similar to Bitcoin's P2EP  The second one adds some things like selecting a cert by fingerprint.  Yes.  (for the first sentence)  All right, awesome  For anyone reading, this breaks the assumption of the inputs belonging to a single sender, which makes analysis more difficult  Nice side-effect.  Much work coming for the various wallets to support that  rbrunner: Anything you'd like to share in the meeting btw?  Yes, just a little info  I have started to seriously investigate what it would mean to integrate Monero into OpenBazaar  I have already talked with 2 of their devs, was very interesting  In maybe 2 or 3 weeks I intend to write a report  Too early to tell much more :)  Soon^tm I guess :)  Yep  Currently wrestling with Go debugging  whole new world  moneromooo: Has pony recently shared any insights regarding the upcoming 0.14 release btw?  No.  All right  I would love to see the tor & i2p PR's merged sooner rather than later so we can get more testing done.  ^ +1  Isn't that famous early code freeze already on the horizon?  fluffypony, luigi1111 ^  I suppose I could provide a little update regarding the GUI btw  As always, lots of bug fixes and improvements :-P  selsta has recently added a feature to support multi accounts  dsc_ has revamped the wizard and will now start working on implementing the different modes and a white theme  dsc_ is working fulltime on the GUI already?  yes  :)   dsc_ is bae  In light of the recent payment ID discussion, we've also, by default, disabled the option to add a payment ID unless the user explicitely activates the option on the settings page  rehrar ^  nice   I spoke about this yesterday at the coffee chat, this is not a good decision.  How does it handle integrated addresses? The same way?  rehrar ?   For the next many months, we are still stuck with PAyment IDs in the ecosystem. Making it harder for people to access them will make Monero suck so hard to use for the average person for many months.  i agree with rehrar   Remove the option of Payment IDs when we remove Payment IDs  rehrar: The new GUI release won't be live until probably mid march though  Which is a few weeks in advance of the scheduled protocol upgrade   Payment ID removal comes in October   right, but Payment IDs are not removed in March  Did we not have loose consensus on removing the old, unencrypted payment IDs in march?   they are removed in October  We had discussed a deprecation in March  and a ban in October   ok, then if we are going to do that, we have to commit to it and contact the exchanges like Binance that use them and get rid of them in the next few months  (of unencrypted)   Binance is huge, and if they still use them, then people will be very upset that they can't deposit or use Payment IDs easily   I'm just speaking from a UX perspective.  I thought it was unencrypted in April and possibly encrypted in October  Yes I do agree  Timeline and notes: https://github.com/monero-project/meta/issues/299  impossible to remove them for march, many exchanges still use them  We can defer it to the 0.15 release if needed  Well, that wasn't the impression for them log that I just read today  This was all discussed in the earlier meeting linked above   We have to force the ecosystem off of Payment IDs before we remove them from the UI, is all I'm saying  Remove != make difficult to use  ... or make them more difficult there, right?  ping sgp_   sarang, I understand, and I agreed with you during that meeting. But then I started thinking of it as a UX person, which I am.   And that huge massive problem leapt out at me  i think making them difficult to generate is a good idea but making them difficult to consume and use is a bad idea  well, maybe not a good idea, but a better idea   ^  If we defer the decision to depriciate long payment IDs to october, won't we have the same issue then?  The UI can gave an expandable payment ID field like MyMonero and we can still call it deprecated   It is foolhardy to remove an option that the ecosystem uses. So I suggest we keep the Payment ID in the UI until October when they are completely banned.   no dEBRYUNE, because they will be banned via consensus  sgp_ imo it may be a misdirection of dev resources to add that since things are proceeding in the short term rather than long term  but this is a relatively minor point  Nothing matters til exchanges change  All right   The issue is that consensus will still have them in April, and exchanges won't upgrade because they are still allowed. Thus they must still be in the UI.  endogenic these changes are already merged in the GUI to hide it like you do  ok   But when they are banned, exchanges are forced to upgrade or stop using Monero, so we can remove them safely because they won't be in use  rehrar: that's a strong assumption   sarang that they will upgrade?  yes   if they don't, then they can't use Monero  If exchanges require pid, users need a way to set a pid. Making it hard for the user in the interim is just going to be a nightmare.   we have decided to take our "stand" in October  A way that is not too hard, then  To be clear, we still intend to deprecate long encrypted payment IDs in April right? But no enforcement until October   the term "deprecated" doesn't mean much if it's still allowed, and used in popular places   yes, as far as I understand it   jtgrassie, exactly  True I suppose  dEBRUYNE: we need to be more specific when talking about deprecation   the person who suffers is the user  There are two proposals for GUI deprecation:  1. Hide it in the send screen with a simple option to expand (currently merged iirc)  2. Hide it completely in the send screen unless users enable the field in advanced settings (PR'd but not merged yet iirc)  What are the arguments for 2?   Both are poor options, but 1 is better than 2 by a long shot   Well the people who need to be made to "suffer" are the exchanges. And I don't see a way to make exchanges "suffer" other than by having their suffering customers complain to them constantly that they need to update.  ^  CLI has something similar where users need to set a manual payment ID transfer mode. Not sure if it's merged yet   the way to make the exchanges suffer is when we ban PIDs. They either upgrade or don't use Monero.  exact;y  Agree with rerahr here  have exchanges been provided with clear, practical, sufficient technical upgrade plans for supporting what they're doing with PIDs but with subaddrs?    Both are poor options, but 1 is better than 2 by a long shot <= I wouldn't call 1. a poor option. Have you actually checked how it looks?  Because it states "Payment ID" and a user has to click on the + to expand the field  endogenic: yes the email when out. Blog post coming soon, but contains the same info as the email  also the exhcnages' users are often using wallets that don't support subaddresses  ok great   as well, it should be noted that the timeline for exchanges to upgrade is September, not October when the fork is.  Which wallets are that?  Rehrar: I don't see option 1. causing any issues/confusion  i guess it doesnt matter too much if withdrawing as a personal user the main address should suffice   Because September is when the new versions will be coming out without PIDs in the UI  If there's opposition to 2, 1 is fine. We can still call it deprecated which is the optics we need anyway   exchange users are often just using other exchanges lol. No wallets involved.   dsc_ dEBRUYNE, ok, I trust you guys here then  rbrunner: i was thinking mymonero last i heard  Ok  pigeons: rbrunner yes receiving on subaddresses won't be supported yet  sending to them has been possible though  and yes as learnandlurkin says often they withdraw to other systems like exhcnages that also dont yet support subaddresses  I really can't come up with any good argument for 2. right now  endogenic: seems not much of an issue then. Exchanges will typically support withdrawals to both subaddresses and plain addresses (especially if we are going to force them to use subaddresses)  For deposits, MyMonero works properly if the user sends to a subaddress  Actually the second solution was already merged: https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/1866  Maybe not enough eyes watching :)   The important thing is to have done something to justify having a big "DEPRECATED IN APRIL" stamp on PIDs to spook exchanges in the interim  This was for solution 1: https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/1855   The Monero Community Workgroup will start making noise everywhere we can to exchanges, and everywhere else that will listen. Try to get on those garbage news sites also.   So everyone knows that deprecated in April, and banned in September  Hey, for solution 1, write "Payment ID (optional, deprecated)" or similar there  rbrunner: noted  rehrar: probably wait until the blog post, but it should only be a few days   Maybe a Reddit sticky post would be useful?   With the blog post   If people are over freaking out about the hashrate  or terabyte blockchain :)  sigh  Any questions for the MRL side?  Is someone checking ArticMine's block size changes for weird behaviour in some cases etc ?  How would such testing work? Private blockchain?  I'm waiting on cost information from ArticMine to complete the model  Or just simulations?  Also, smooth suggested a mean rather than median for the 100000 block op. It would indeed be much nicer if it doesn't make the change worse.  You mean computationally or what?  Nicer ? Yes.  no sorting needed for mean  I'll add a separate sim for that  Well, just nicer. Forger the much.  Forger the Much sounds like the formal name of a Lord of the Rings character  :)  To close the payment ID discussion, in essence, we agree that we shouldn't make it difficult for the user to add a payment ID right (until 0.15 is released)  ?  I don't. I did make it harder.  In the CLI, somewhat other story, I would say  than the GUI  People there are used to juggle with options and CL parameters  rehrar: I recommend opening another issue to reverse 1866 and we can gather feedback on it there  Sounds good, to me at least   Dudes, if I do a Jitsi stream right now to show the new FFS in action, would you guys be interested in watching it?  I'd watch it, if the meeting is formally done  sure  yeah, can I start one and record it?   I'll give it in like fifteen minutes   I'll let you all know, stand by  I have a question on tx_extra if no one else has anything to talk about  People have said you can put arbitrary data in there in whatever format you want as long as you're willing to pay for it. However, do you need to mine the transaction for it to be included? I didn't think nodes would block transactions with arbitrary tx_extra data  It'll be in nodes' txpool when you relay it. A wallet could see it before it's mined.  moneromooo: will it be mined though?  by others  Is it valid ?  assume it's otherwise valid  Does it have a high enough fee ?  assume it does yes  I ran into conflicting information here: https://monero.stackexchange.com/a/3627/42  Then it will probably be mined.  I once had the idea to put "my" MMS messages in there, looked at the code, and found no hard blocks for tx_extra data  That answer looks incorrect.  It is incorrect  If it will be mined, then that meets my assumption. There seems to be some misconception that people will not mine transactions with arbitrary tx_extra. I can add some comments there  And please don't spam it, and don't put fingerprintable stuff in it. It's meant to be here for *useful* stuff that's "uniform" enough.  It will be mined, whether a wallet *displays* the tx_extra is a different question.  I don't think any wallet currently displays that  it soes if its a pid  I think  Yeah, of course :)  Great, that answers my question 
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Bitgrin - WHO I AM - introduction for new miners & investors

Bitgrin - WHO I AM - introduction for new miners & investors


https://preview.redd.it/y1nyrhkmoj731.png?width=298&format=png&auto=webp&s=93a62ae0fa7614dcc538e1ace8756a0857fae63f

Bitgrin is a privacy focused cryptocurrency on a protocol level based on MimbleWimble and a fork of GRIN coin.
This is about freedom from censorship and the banker regime.
The technology of Grin meets the economics of Bitcoin, for the worlds first
- private,
- scalable,
- decentralized currency with sound economic model (limited supply)

If you're not clear on what i mean by scalability: Bitcoin has a 240 GB blockchain. Ethereum has a 1TB blockchain. BitGrin will stay below 1GB due to the way old transactions get compressed and pruned
that means i can put a full node on your phone, not just a light wallet but a true full node

Bitgrin mainnet launched the 8th of February 2019

Ticker: XBG
Block time: ~60s
Block reward: 4.5 XBG
Next Halvening: Block 2,102,400
Supply: 21,000,000

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LINKS
We dont need a central authority declaring stuff official, we need grass-roots support

Website: https://bitgrin.dev/
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5104608.0
Github: https://github.com/bitgrin/bitgrin
Emission Schedule: https://bitgrin.dev/comparision-of-emission/
Latest Kingfish releases : https://github.com/bitgrin/kingfish/releases
Explore : https://explorer.bitgrin.dev/

Discord : https://discord.gg/Nd5BazK
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Bitgrin
Reddit : https://www.reddit.com/xbg

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Purpose of MimbleWimble is that no one can see your coins or who you sent them too, while still knowing coins are valid.
This is a huge deal in privacy, and we wish that Bitcoin had that from beginning.

But looks like we have a 2nd chance now. Grin failed that in our eyes with horrible economics


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TEAM

Our team is anonymous that won't change
We've got a small team who has been in blockchain dev since around 2011 as well as application developers, good at making things user friendly.
This all started because we were working on the Kingfish wallet which was a Grin wallet, and some miner software for Grin. The tech was very cool, but then this emission schedule and the attitude of the core devs made us realize their priorities wrong.
So Kingfish partners joined bitgrin team. Many of us on the original team were not happy with the economic decisions.
We're actually pretty active in Grin Core team chat.

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WHAT IS BITGRIN

BitGrin is a store of value, designed to be easy to use
Bitgrin share the same halvening schedule as BTC. Half as many rewards every 4 years. 4.5 coins per block, and then 2.25 after halving, and so on.

So theres really 3 things we bring to the table
  1. We create an economic incentive for folks to hold there coins with halvenings. This means the coin acts more as a store of value.
  2. We create a dev fee so we don't have to be like the Grin team and beg for donations. We'll take modest salaries to keep things running clean
  3. We are building super simple user friendly tools on top of the protocol so that in time the average user can simply pull out a phone and work with XBG coins

BitGrin makes transactions completely private, hiding the amount of coins a user owns, how many have been sent, and to whom they were sent.

Transactions are blinded, which means no-one can prove that coins have been sent at all!

BitGrin is private by design, even the developers don't know who is sending or receiving coins.

But how does it all actually work?
BitGrin is governed by the laws of mathematics, exploiting some very simple properties of addition and multiplication.
Elliptic curve cryptography is at the root of what keeps BitGrin (and Bitcoin) secure. The standard is also used by countless military, banking, and even government operations. Elliptic curve cryptography is a method of utilizing a secure curve to produce privately known numbers These extremely large numbers are nearly impossible to guess, but can be proven to have been generated by someone with knowledge of their private key.

Let me walk you through the process.
First, a user picks a really, really, really large number. Then they multiply it with the starting point on the curve.
The resulting coordinates on the curve are your public key and that really, really big number is your private key!
You can now securely encrypt values utilizing your private key, and publicly share your encrypted messages along with your public key. Other users in the world can *prove* that you must have knowledge of the correct private key, without them knowing what it is.

And this is the bedrock of almost all cryptography. It keeps the whole world secure!
The trick here is that it's pretty easy to get the coordinates of your public key, but it's nearly impossible to discover another user's private key.

A simple analogy for elliptic curve cryptography
Knowing just the public key is like knowing the location of an indestructible box, with the world's most complicated lock. Without the private key, it is impossible to access it's contents.
This is where, for example, Bitcoin's security model ends.
BitGrin, on the other hand, goes a few steps further.
BitGrin hides your even your *public* key. So now no one even knows *where* your indestructible box is.
This means that no one can see how many coins you have, who you are sending coins to, or how many you have received.
All of this is accomplished using just a few additional mathematical tricks.

How Bitcoin transactions work
To further explain, let's first talk about how Bitcoin transactions work.
Lett’s say you, a Bitcoin user, want to send some funds to another user. You would announce publicly to the network your public key, the amount of coins you would like to send, and proof that demonstrates you are indeed the owner of these coins.
You can see the problem here.
If someone goes through the history of the blockchain, they can clearly see who you received the coins from, who you are sending them to, how many were sent, and even how many you have.
You don't really want people knowing all of that information, do you?
Do you share your bank statements with everyone? Of course not.
Now... How can we fix this? How can we make transactions more private?

How BitGrin transactions work
Let's go over a BitGrin transaction...
BitGrin transactions are completely different than Bitcoin transactions, You can think of them as just a blank credit card with no name, just the number, and everyone who knows this number can spend money with it.
What the blockchain holds is just a list of these "cards", while obscuring the amounts in them, and who is in possession of them, or even who had contents in them prior.

Let's say for example I want to send you three BitGrin.
What we need to do now is prove that I own a credit card (or multiple cards) with the total of at least 3 coins.
We also need to create a new card for you. One whose number is only known by you.
First, I send you a message via a secure channel in between our wallets.
"Hey, I want to send you 3 coins. Here's proof I own at least 3. I'll also pay the fee."
You receive the message and you can compute your part of what it takes to make a new card. Then you send me back the proof that you know the new credit card number,
while not revealing the number to me, by using a special type of encryption.
Next, you send me a very very big number you choose to obscure the amount of coins by moving them by this amount on the elliptical curve.
Then, add to it a public key of the credit card number, made with another operation on the graph.
This will prove you own the coins, without either user revealing their private keys.

Finally, I add the number of coins to the very big number you chose.

We can prove the number of coins didn't change because 5-5 is 0. This is validated by the network to prevent coins from being created out of thin air.
And 5 plus the BigNumber, minus 5 plus the BigNumber, is also zero. By adding a hidden big number known only to us, we hide the amount from everyone else.
I combined all these details together into one large commitment, and then submit it to the BitGrin network.
Now the network needs to validate that no new coins were created and that your new card is valid. This is all done with simple mathematics, and is completely secure.
You now received your money! While it may sound like a long process, all of it is done within less than 1 second from the BitGrin wallet.
Want to spice things up? Generate invoices, transact using QR codes or send it by pigeons!

We're not done yet. This is not all that BitGrin improves.
As you may know, BitCoin transactions can take a very long time to be confirmed, and running a Bitcoin node is a very computer-intensive process.
BitGrin on the other hand is both fast, and extremely scalable! The majority of spent transactions get removed, making the blockchain much smaller than traditional blockchains.
This is done by miners in every block, as well as the entire blockchain over time.

Soon, everyone will be able to download the entire blockchain and synchronize it within seconds or minutes, even on a low powered mobile device or a payment terminal at the local checkout.

With further work and research, BitGrin will improve even more, enabling truly private, scalable digital cash to see mass adoption.

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TEAM VISION

- Goal to be simple for end user
Crypto is super hard to use, keeping your money private is impossible. Bitgrin solves those problems making the latest scientific breakthroughs in cryptography, usable by everyone, all while being built on robust bitcoin economics. Bitgrin paves the road to mass adoption
there is a lot of confusion about what crypto is for many folks think it is a way to make money by buying new coins and selling as they mature
ignoring the central idea of decentralized money.
Grin folks invented a better BTC, and then proceeded to apply infinite inflation for reasons I can't explain it's decentralized, lightweight, and fast
but you can't just mint 1 new coin every second, thats not sound monetary policy even USD doesnt do anything that extreme
and yet the buying power of USD falls, even with their small inflation schedule and we already know a schedule that seems to work: the Bitcoin schedule
so why not use this in combination with the lightweight blockchain approach of Grin?
Lightning Network doesnt solve BTC problems, because settlement is important, and scale means fees.
Bitgrin solves all of these problems by offering a truly lightweight settlement layer, with no arbitrary P2P layer on top

__________A few words about others MW coins_____________
Grin has Grin economics: infinite coins forever which is kind of insane, Grin could have easily just limited their supply but they refuse to do that.
Our key differentiator is our economically sound emission schedule
Beam and BitGrin are working towards the same kind of thing, or at least our goals are more in line than they are with the Grin team. Our approaches are pretty different, from a technology perspective though. I fully expect all three projects to coexist and hopefully make each other better
Being “non corporate” isn’t necessarily good. To some degree it’s useful to have profits, a core team, etc
But if it’s too corporate (Beam) then your whole organization is susceptible to issues of centralization such as being shut down by the government.
The decentralized nature of the software prevents that to some extent, but nothing beats being driven by a team of anonymous contributors. That is true censorship resistance. It’s a feature, not a bug.
But we don’t need them to lose for us to win, we can win together, I believe a symbiotic mutually beneficial relationship is ideal with the Grin team.

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PREMINE

1M coins are put in to height-locked contracts
about 20k released per month, starting next March 2018
so at launch, dev team has 0 coins
10% for 4 yrs, which amounts to 4% of total supply over time
Just a reminder that the dev fee is quite modest. It’s not like we are holding 90% of the supply like ICOs like to do
1mln pub const DEV_FEE_TOTAL: u64 = 1_000_000; // 1M coins to match Satoshi's Bitcoin holdings >> line 58 https://github.com/bitgrin/bitgrin/blob/mastecore/src/consensus.rs
Payouts are staggered over 4 years by the smart contract
I think as far as the community goes, what you would WANT is developers who are paid for success in the same terms they would expect success as buyers/miners.

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FUTURE

It took a lot of work to know what to change, and to understand GRIN codebase and then the generatioin of the genesis block wasnt documented
or it was, but it was incorrect.
Getting seed nodes up and running, making the miners work thousands of little details
BitGrin in particular also has rollback protection
Uses block hash checks to make sure the chain stays stable
BitGrin in particular also has rollback protection
Uses block hash checks to make sure the chain stays stable
Also worth noting this is something added by us. Grin doesn’t support block hash checking
It’s not possible to rewrite any meaningful amount of the chain through a 51% attack. Those attacks are quite limited in exclusively abusing double spend
The team is currently working on porting the entire codebase to be web friendly for web wallets, and offline/non-interactive transactions using BitGrin addresses
basically we want to include a tx pool so users dont need to share ips/files, and can simply use disposable "addresses".
A major improvement with we call XBGJS. This will include tools for other devs to make working with BitGrin easier
Adding non-interactive transactions will be a major improvement

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MINING
It's compatible with all grin miners
so any grin miner that works with Grin will also work with BitGrin

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ASICS
Community will make those decisions when it comes to it, there is time till end of 2019.
We can fork in to a different PoW, as needed.

There are ongoing discussion about it on discord

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COMMUNITY
We dont need a central authority declaring stuff official, we need grass-roots support

Website: https://bitgrin.dev/
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5104608.0
Github: https://github.com/bitgrin/bitgrin
Emission Schedule: https://bitgrin.dev/comparision-of-emission/
Latest Kingfish releases : https://github.com/bitgrin/kingfish/releases
Explore : https://explorer.bitgrin.dev/

Discord : https://discord.gg/Nd5BazK
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Bitgrin
Reddit : https://www.reddit.com/xbg

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There is no coin other than bitgrin that has true privacy, scalability, and limited supply it doesn't exist.

I say the more the merrier, this is about growing MW and it’s ecosystem, not about one coin “beating” the other.

But either way competition is healthy, let’s see where this road leads.

Competition is needed for innovation to keep up at a high pace.

Aren't you as excited about that as we are? Join us. Let's change the world !
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List of Scott's most influential twitter followers

It seems like Scott/SSC has gotten much more mainstream recognition over the past year, so I was curious to know who the most influential SSC readers are now. Using twitter follower data for this isn't perfect (follower count is not a perfect proxy for influence, not all SSC readers follow the twitter account, etc.), but it's the best I could think of and I figured it would be a fun exercise regardless.
As an aside, a few interesting stats I learned about Scott's twitter followers (scraped on 12/30/17):
  1. Scott is followed by exactly two members of Congress: Justin Amash (Republican) and Jim Himes (Democrat)
  2. Scott has 351 bluecheck followers
  3. Of the top 100 most-followed followers, the gender breakdown (by my count) is 82 men vs 8 women (along with 10 organization or anonymous accounts). Among the top 50, it's 43 men and 1 woman (Liv Boeree)
  4. 385 followers (2% of the total) have bios including either "bitcoin", "ethereum", "crypto" or "blockchain"
  5. There are 67 followers whose bios include either "@Google", "@ Google", "at Google", or "Googler"
Note: When constructing the top 100 below, I excluded accounts that had extremely large Following counts, since I wanted the list to just consist of (likely) actual SSC readers. My exact rule was to exclude any account that follows >20K, include any that follows <10K, and include accounts in the 10K-20K range iff their following/follower ratio was less than 10% (this last condition was mostly just because I wanted to keep @pmarca on the list).
Anyway, below is the top 100. I also constructed lists for Eliezer, Robin Hanson, and gwern, and I can post those in the comments if anyone's interested.
Ranking Twitter Name Full Name Bio Bluecheck Follower Count Following Count
1 @NateSilver538 Nate Silver Editor-in-Chief, @FiveThirtyEight. Author, The Signal and the Noise (http://amzn.to/QdyFYV). Sports/politics/food geek. 1 2860782 1051
2 @ezraklein Ezra Klein Founder and editor-at-large, http://Vox.com. Come work with us! http://bit.ly/1ToAmQ8 1 2277052 1112
3 @timoreilly Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold. 1 1988716 1829
4 @paulg Paul Graham 1 1066366 322
5 @SamHarrisOrg Sam Harris Author of The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Waking Up, and other bestselling books published in over 20 languages. Host of the Waking Up… 1 974855 229
6 @techreview MIT Tech Review MIT Technology Review equips its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology. 1 794095 3367
7 @pmarca Marc Andreessen 1 672740 16319
8 @cdixon Chris Dixon programming, philosophy, history, internet, startups, investing 1 572260 3320
9 @RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1939 I livetweet the 2nd World War, as it happened on this day in 1939 & for 6 years to come (2nd time around). Created by Alwyn Collinson,… 0 516803 459
10 @VitalikButerin Vitalik Buterin See https://about.me/vitalik_buterin 1 458582 154
11 @Tribeca Tribeca Great stories from the greatest storytellers. 1 409581 18678
12 @bhorowitz Ben Horowitz Author of Ben's Blog (http://www.bhorowitz.com) and HarperBusiness book, THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building-ebook/dp/B00DQ845EA/ref=sr_1_1… 1 405820 255
13 @mattyglesias Matthew Yglesias Fake news. Bad takes. Dad jokes. We’re actually on the Bad Place. 1 372341 754
14 @naval Naval Present. 0 339469 478
15 @SwiftOnSecurity SwiftOnSecurity I make stupid jokes, talk systems security, https://DecentSecurity.com + http://GotPhish.com, write Scifi, sysadmin, & use Oxford commas. Sprezzatura. 0 211672 7530
16 @alexismadrigal Alexis C. Madrigal staff writer @TheAtlantic in the real world, these just people with ideas Mexican, Oakland, Earthseed 1 203540 5682
17 @ScottAdamsSays Scott Adams Win Bigly: http://amzn.to/2myAGon 1 202042 788
18 @Khanoisseur Adam Khan Majordomo; Stuff at @Google @Twitter @SpaceX @Apple Exposing Trump https://www.gofundme.com/VolunteerJournalism… *Turn notifications on for breaking Trump… 0 183964 9359
19 @felixsalmon Felix Salmon Host and editor, Cause & Effect 1 180414 1832
20 @fmanjoo Farhad Manjoo (feat. Drake) NYT. DMs are open. signal: 4156836738. [email protected]. Instagram/Snapchat: fmanjoo 1 167592 4095
21 @VsauceTwo Vsauce2 Being Human. personal twitter: @kevleeb 0 151795 279
22 @russian_market Russian Market Swiss Financial Blogger. In Bitcoin we trust. 1 148866 939
23 @AaronDayAtlas Aaron Day CEO @Salucorp, Chairman @stark_360. #entrepreneur #btc #blockchain #healthcare #paleo #tech #dad Former candidate for #USSenate #ENTJ 0 133389 2075
24 @justinamash Justin Amash I defend #liberty and explain every vote at http://facebook.com/justinamash • 'Laws must be general, equal, and certain.' —F.A. Hayek 1 131997 5376
25 @Liv_Boeree Liv Boeree Poker player & Team Pokerstars Pro. Physics creature. Aspiring rationalist. Mountain goat. [email protected] 1 125366 451
26 @MaxCRoser Max Roser Researcher @UniOfOxford – Follow me for data visualizations of long-term trends of living standards – mostly from my web publication: http://www.OurWorldinData.org 1 114045 583
27 @Jonathan_Blow Jonathan Blow Game designer of Braid and The Witness. Partner in IndieFund. 0 112827 68
28 @andrewchen Andrew Chen Growth: @uber. Writer: http://andrewchen.co. Plus one: @briannekimmel 0 111077 6288
29 @charlescwcooke Charles C. W. Cooke Editor of National Review Online. Classical liberal. Immigrant. Jack’s Dad. Wino. ‘The American is the Englishman left to himself.’ 1 110071 872
30 @AlanEyre1 Alan Eyre Diplomat, U.S. State Dept, Energy Resources Bureau. Middle East/Asia Energy; ایران. RT doesn't =endorsement; 'likes' don't necessarily=likes, often… 1 106947 3514
31 @karpathy Andrej Karpathy Director of AI at Tesla. Previously a Research Scientist at OpenAI, and CS PhD student at Stanford. I like to train Deep Neural Nets on large datasets. 1 106643 445
32 @JamesADamore James Damore Nerd centrist interested in open discussions and improving the world by fixing perverse incentive structures. Author of the pro-diversity … 1 94580 210
33 @SherwoodStrauss Ethan Strauss Podcasting 1 88258 1204
34 @james_clear James Clear Author, weightlifter and travel photographer in 25+ countries. Over 400,000 people subscribe to my weekly newsletter on how to build better habits. 1 87968 218
35 @nk from the future Wealth and personal achievement expert 0 81712 591
36 @benthompson Ben Thompson AuthoFounder of @stratechery. Host of @exponentfm. @notechben for sports. @monkbent on other networks. Home on the Internet. 1 78746 1267
37 @matthewherper Matthew Herper Forbes reporter covering science and medicine 1 78698 2111
38 @JeremyCMorgan Jeremy Morgan Tech Blogger, Hacker, Pluralsight Author, and Volunteer Firefighter. Once held the world record for being the youngest person alive 0 78601 7365
39 @balajis Balaji S. Srinivasan CEO (http://Earn.com) and Board Partner (@a16z). I hear this Bitcoin thing might be kind of a big deal. You can reach me at http://earn.com/balajis. 1 70707 2936
40 @patrickc Patrick Collison Fallibilist, optimist. Stripe CEO. 1 68709 1875
41 @matthew_d_green Matthew Green I teach cryptography at Johns Hopkins. 0 68434 594
42 @delong Brad DeLong 🖖🏻 I'm trying to be smart, knowledgable, funny, and well-wishing. You try too--at least 2 of 4. Low volume: 1+ per day... 0 67968 1578
43 @flantz Frank Lantz game designer 0 66090 278
44 @MYSTIQUEWEST MYSTIQUE NYC The Mystique Gentlemen’s Strip Club offers the best in adult entertainment in New York City. With unique stage design, full bars and the most beautiful dancers. 0 64881 332
45 @AceofSpadesHQ TheOne&OnlyExpert I'm not #TheExpert, or the expert parodying #TheExpert. I'm the real expert. 0 64872 1464
46 @btaylor Bret Taylor President, Chief Product Officer of @Salesforce. Previously CEO Quip, CTO Facebook, CEO FriendFeed, co-creator Google Maps. Stanford fan, @Twitter… 1 64829 687
47 @wycats Yehuda Katz Tilde Co-Founder, OSS enthusiast and world traveler. 1 63933 849
48 @jahimes Jim Himes Connecticut Congressman. Reader. Runner. Swimmer. And I make maple syrup. 1 62820 411
49 @abnormalreturns Tadas Viskanta Financial Educator, Author and Editor of Abnormal Returns. 0 61693 413
50 @BrendanNyhan Brendan Nyhan @Dartmouth political science professor, @UpshotNYT contributor, and @BrightLineWatch co-organizer. Before: @CJR / Spinsanity / All the President'… 1 61508 6149
51 @matt_levine Matt Levine da, wo Menschen arbeiten, wird es immer Fehler geben 1 61314 990
52 @BretWeinstein Bret Weinstein Professor in Exile If we don't harness evolution, it will harness us. 1 61049 536
53 @gaberivera Gabe Rivera Blame me for @Techmeme and @mediagazer. Nicer than my tweets. Often sarcastic. DMs are open. 2+2â‰5. Retweets are endorphins. 1 59927 5599
54 @SarahTheHaider Sarah Haider Promotes free-speech, human rights, liberalism, atheism. Director of Outreach,Ex-Muslims of North America. Pakistani by birth, American by… 0 59574 292
55 @TheInfinite_T ✨Infinite_T✨ NSFW Send GoogleWallet to [email protected] pls send all your tokens to http://mfc.im/infinite_t/t Wishlist: http://a.co/8taURYD 0 59061 645
56 @cblatts Chris Blattman Political economist studying conflict, crime, and poverty, and @UChicago Professor @HarrisPolicy and @PearsonInst. I blog at … 0 57670 2445
57 @jamestaranto James Taranto Editorial Features Editor, in charge of @WSJ op-ed pages. Best of the Web columnist 2000-17. 1 56733 174
58 @nitashatiku Nitasha Tiku Senior writer @Wired covering Silicon Valley [email protected], DM for Signal 1 56133 4327
59 @DKThomp Derek Thompson Writer at @TheAtlantic. Author of HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow. Economics of work and play. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com 1 53387 1116
60 @aliamjadrizvi Ali A. Rizvi Pakistani-Canadian author of The Atheist Muslim (SMP/Macmillan). Amazon order link below. Co-host of @SecularJihadist podcast. Contact:… 1 52806 784
61 @RameshPonnuru Ramesh Ponnuru @NRO, @BV, @AEI, @CBS. Husband of @aprilponnuru. 1 51721 613
62 @JYuter Rabbi Josh Yuter "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" Is. 55:8. Jewish stuff + bad jokes. All opinions subject to change. 1 50731 2599
63 @meganphelps Megan Phelps-Roper “You're just a human being, my dear, sweet child.” Speaking requests: [email protected] Contact: [email protected] 1 49678 792
64 @albertwenger Albert Wenger VC at http://usv.com 1 49107 1794
65 @paulbloomatyale Paul Bloom Psychologist who studies and writes about human nature—including morality, pleasure, and religion 1 48579 391
66 @conor64 Conor Friedersdorf Staff writer at The Atlantic, founding editor of The Best of Journalism–subscribe here: https://www.ponyexpress.io/subscribe/thebestofjournalism… 1 46977 1405
67 @EricRWeinstein Eric Weinstein Managing director @ Thiel Capital. Some assembly required. Spelling not included. May contain math. Tweets are my own. 1 46263 850
68 @adamdangelo Adam D'Angelo CEO of Quora 1 45545 526
69 @robbystarbuck Robby Starbuck Director + Producer + Founder at RSM Creative - Husband to @imatriarch - Dad to 3 Kids + 2 Dogs - Futurist - Cuban American - Fan of Civilized Debate 1 45308 1842
70 @clairlemon Claire Lehmann Principle before affiliation. Founder, editor http://quillette.com. Contact me at http://earn.com/clairelehmann 1 45305 2000
71 @tombennett71 Tom Bennett Director of researchED- https://researched.org.uk Chair of @educationgovuk Behaviour group. Free training available here http://www.tombennetttraining.co.uk 1 43859 3698
72 @m2jr Mike Maples The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep.-Robert Frost 0 43629 3915
73 @DavidDidau David Didau Education writer and speaker. Ginger. #PsychBook OUT NOW! https://goo.gl/xyDIjO; #WrongBook still available: http://amzn.to/1Opyach 0 43531 1092
74 @ByronTau Byron Tau congress et al. for @wsj. interested in law, lobbying, nat'l security, investigations, gov't ethics and . contact me securely: http://bit.ly/2s2HTfG 1 43026 2699
75 @MichaelKitces MichaelKitces One nerd’s perspective on the financial planning world… CFP, #LifelongLearner, Entrepreneur-In-Denial, Advisor #FinTech, & publisher of the Nerd’s Eye View blog 1 42304 459
76 @rahulkapil Rahul Kapil Come to observe. Stay to play. 0 41987 975
77 @michaelbatnick Irrelevant Investor Long-distance reader 0 41620 1076
78 @yegg Gabriel Weinberg CEO & Founder, @DuckDuckGo. Co-author, Traction. I want to publish zines and rage against machines. DM for Signal. 1 39470 151
79 @Jesse_Livermore Jesse Livermore Trader, Speculator, Bucketeer 0 39190 4459
80 @iconominet ICONOMI Digital Assets Management Platform for the Decentralised Economy 0 39030 1942
81 @IKucukparlak İlker Küçükparlak Psikiyatrist http://ihtisastramvayi.com 0 38018 757
82 @vdare Virginia Dare The Twitter account for the editors of VDARE. Featured at the 2016 Republican National Convention 0 37723 4429
83 @juliagalef Julia Galef SF-based writer & speaker focused on reasoning, judgment, and the future of humanity. Host of the Rationally Speaking podcast (@rspodcast) 1 37530 340
84 @nicknotned Nick Denton Internet publisher 1 36708 2524
85 @JeremyMcLellan Jeremy McLellan Standup Comedian, Papist-in-training, biryani extremist, alleged member of the Muslim Cousinhood, US ambassador to the Pindi Boyz, spy pigeon trainer 1 36253 1538
86 @collision John Collison Co-founder of @stripe. 0 35995 1290
87 @narcissawright ♕ Narcissa fledgling seer 1 35375 1266
88 @panzer Matthew Panzarino Editor-in-Chief, TechCrunch. Telecom stories killed: 0. PGP Key https://keybase.io/panzer 1 35162 2902
89 @EconTalker Russell Roberts How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life (http://amzn.to/1o72lYh), EconTalk host, econ novelist, co-creator of Keynes/Hayek rap videos, http://www.wonderfulloaf.org/ 0 34611 669
90 @nktpnd Ankit Panda Senior Editor @Diplomat_APAC in NYC. Thinking/writing/speaking on global security, politics, and economics. Via @WilsonSchool. Views mine & RTâ‰â€¦ 1 34041 995
91 @Official_Quame Kwame A. A Opoku Futurist• Global Business Speaker, Founder @fobaglobal, @wefestafrica, @ideafactorylive • CEO Mary&Mary LLC • Entrepreneur • Tedx Speaker •Influencer 0 33924 3526
92 @dylanmatt Dylan Matthews I know, I know, I don't like me either. Retweets are proposals of marriage. 1 33262 5579
93 @Jonnymagic00 Jon Finkel I'm a magic player who also manages a hedge fund. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Finkel 0 33234 284
94 @Heminator Mark Hemingway "After all these years of professional experience, why can’t I write good?" Senior Writer @WeeklyStandard. Husband of @MZHemingway. 1 33034 4877
95 @sweenzor Onson Sweemey 0 32044 5288
96 @PhilosophersEye Philosopher's Eye Philosophy updates, pop culture, fun stuff, and links to resources from the Wiley Blackwell Philosophy Team. 0 31931 6503
97 @VladZamfir Vlad Zamfir Absurdist, troll. 0 31764 418
98 @m_clem Michael Clemens Fellow @[email protected]_bonn. My views only. Assoc. Editor @JPopEcon & @WorldDevJournal. Author of @WallsofNations, coming in 2018.… 1 31746 3650
99 @RudyHavenstein Rudolf E. Havenstein ReichsBank®President 1908-1923; Central Bank consultant. 'My way of joking is to tell the truth' - GB Shaw. Tweets solely for my own amusemen… 0 31115 1293
100 @tikhon Tikhon Bernstam CEO & Founder of Parse (YC S'11, acquired by Facebook for $85M in 2013). Founder @Scribd (YC S'06). @ycombinator alum. 0 31030 5184
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Subreddit Stats: giftcardexchange top posts from 2011-01-04 to 2019-03-16 04:52 PDT

Period: 2992.96 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 12367
Rate (per day) 0.33 4.13
Unique Redditors 620 3223
Combined Score 7720 17263

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 492 points, 40 submissions: Fishering
    1. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (63 points, 34 comments)
    2. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (47 points, 39 comments)
    3. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (AGAIN) (47 points, 43 comments)
    4. [H] Giveaway Amazon Gift Cards [W] You To Spread Holiday Spirit! (33 points, 47 comments)
    5. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] NOTHING (29 points, 48 comments)
    6. [H] $20 Amazon GC [W] NOTHING (again) (28 points, 147 comments)
    7. [H] Thanksgiving Pachinko Game Day 1 of 5 [W] You to win some of the $2650 in Prizes (23 points, 759 comments)
    8. [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards (22 points, 14 comments)
    9. [H] 5x$5 Amazon GCs [W] You To Have a Merry Little Christmas (11 points, 74 comments)
    10. [H] Lots of $1 Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing! (10 points, 23 comments)
  2. 132 points, 1 submission: luciphora
    1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] Your updoots (132 points, 176 comments)
  3. 109 points, 1 submission: Saikou0taku
    1. [H] $1.45 Bestbuy Giftcard [W] Goodwill/upvotes/to brighten your day $0 (Free) (109 points, 2 comments)
  4. 95 points, 6 submissions: yuv9
    1. [PSA] Moderator Account Compromised (25 points, 0 comments)
    2. [PSA] GCXrep Reopened + New flair mods (23 points, 79 comments)
    3. [PSA] Scam Alert (23 points, 40 comments)
    4. [PSA] Scam Alert - Help us by reporting shady accounts (12 points, 45 comments)
    5. [PSA] GCX Rep Maintenance + Reminders (7 points, 19 comments)
    6. [PSA] Free Background checks + reminders + news (5 points, 24 comments)
  5. 78 points, 4 submissions: ChamakhsUglyHaircut
    1. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway! [W] Nothing (51 points, 154 comments)
    2. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway Winners [W] Their Payment Info (13 points, 13 comments)
    3. PSA: Watch out for my Impersonator, ChamakhsUglyHairout (11 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon @ 90% (3 points, 38 comments)
  6. 78 points, 1 submission: Bluboon
    1. [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam (78 points, 55 comments)
  7. 65 points, 6 submissions: PenguinWithRabies
    1. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] A Voodoo Doll of the Person Who Scammed Me Here Yesterday and/or $4.35 PayPal (27 points, 10 comments)
    2. [H] $3 US Amazon Code [W] Evil lair inside a volcano somewhere on the English countryside or PayPal (14 points, 13 comments)
    3. [H] $3 US Amazon GC [W] Working time machine in fair or better condition OR $2.50 Paypal (10 points, 9 comments)
    4. [H] $20 Uber eGift Card and $5 Amazon GC [W] $16 and $4.25 PayPal or Gene Wilder resurrected as my personal attack zombie for the combo. (7 points, 4 comments)
    5. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] 4.30 CashApp / Zelle or Tasteful Recent Nudes of the Queen of England (4 points, 5 comments)
    6. [H] $15 Apple App Store / iTunes [W] Square CashApp / Zelle / Painful death of the bot that is going to automatically comment (3 points, 10 comments)
  8. 64 points, 7 submissions: linkandluke
    1. [PSA] My Paypal account got permanently limited because I sent money using "Friends and Family" (22 points, 198 comments)
    2. [PSA] This one is obvious but still linkandlukc is not me (13 points, 3 comments)
    3. [PSA] tkotejebe is on and currently trying to scam! (9 points, 7 comments)
    4. [H] paypal [W] Mcdonalds (6 points, 10 comments)
    5. [H] Paypal / Skrill [W] Amazon and Nintendo Eshop (or anything I can use to buy Eshop)! (5 points, 0 comments)
    6. [PSA] Setting up Google Wallet (GW), linking your bank, Sending/Receiving money and Transferring money! (5 points, 34 comments)
    7. [H] Paypal [W] Steam, Amazon Code(s) and Gamestop/EBGames (4 points, 11 comments)
  9. 53 points, 11 submissions: vyprus2208
    1. [H]$50 AUD PSN [70%]Paypal (9 points, 1 comment)
    2. [H] $50 USA PSN (2×$25) [W]80% Paypal (5 points, 8 comments)
    3. [H]$50 PSN Canada GC [W]80% Paypal (5 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H]$50 USA PSN GC [W]85% Paypal (5 points, 1 comment)
    5. [H]$50 USA PSN GC [W]85% Paypal (5 points, 14 comments)
    6. [H]Paypal [W] 10€ Paysafecard (5 points, 1 comment)
    7. [H]$20 USA PSN Giftcard [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    8. [H]$25 Canada ITunes GC [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
    9. [H]$25 USA PSN GC [W] 85% Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    10. [H]€30 Steam Giftcard [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
  10. 53 points, 5 submissions: BigBen2010
    1. UPDATE: The Scammer List link has been updated to make it easier to recognize scammers (23 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] Knowledge [W] You to know most things on eBay are 20% off for the next 7 hours (14 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $1 Paypal [W] $2 Dunkin cards (8 points, 11 comments)
    4. If you have a GCX Beginner flair but have 5 or more trades please leave a comment here (4 points, 275 comments)
    5. [H] $.75 PayPal [W] $2 Dunkin cards (4 points, 17 comments)
  11. 51 points, 6 submissions: aghuman1
    1. 10k subscriber giveaway! (21 points, 70 comments)
    2. aghumon1 is impersonating me (aghuman1), linking to my rep profile (7 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $100 Starbucks [W] $60 Paypal/$57 Bitcoin (6 points, 2 comments)
    4. [H] $50/$100 Starbucks [W] $30/$60 Paypal or $28/$56 Bitcoin (6 points, 7 comments)
    5. [H] Paypal, BTC [W] Amazon CANADA (6 points, 25 comments)
    6. [H] $1000 Amazon balance [W] Bitcoin/Crypto (5 points, 25 comments)
  12. 50 points, 1 submission: dylanplayspkmn
    1. [PSA] Fellow exchangers! Net Neutrality is up for repeal by the FCC. If it gets voted out, ISPs like Verizon have the right to block websites like Reddit, or charge for other websites like YouTube. (50 points, 6 comments)
  13. 44 points, 3 submissions: mn_sunny
    1. [PSA] Fake GCX Profiles -- Make sure to look at the URL! (30 points, 12 comments)
    2. [H] 90% Paypal [W] $80 Amazon (10 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] 90% Paypal [W] $80 Amazon GC (4 points, 13 comments)
  14. 42 points, 6 submissions: mangaza
    1. [META] $20 Starbucks eGift Card for $10 via Cashstar Promotion (US only) (17 points, 8 comments)
    2. [PSA] 20% off GameStop, Toys R Us, Whole Foods Market and more Gift Cards (7 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7.50 (5 points, 6 comments)
    4. [H] $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7.50 (5 points, 31 comments)
    5. [H] Lots of $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7 Google Wallet or $7 Amazon (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] Uber $10 off next ride unique codes [W] $5 (4 points, 1 comment)
  15. 40 points, 8 submissions: CaliSweeper310
    1. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (6 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (6 points, 7 comments)
    3. [H] 2x $25 Domino's Pizza Gift card [W] 85% (5 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (5 points, 5 comments)
    5. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (5 points, 3 comments)
    6. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon & Walmart (5 points, 10 comments)
    7. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (4 points, 3 comments)
    8. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (4 points, 9 comments)
  16. 38 points, 8 submissions: seeldoger47
    1. PSA: $15 off orders of $75 from eBay (7 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] Amazon, Bitcoin, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, & Venmo [W] Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, B&N, Best Buy, eBay, Gamestop, Gyft, and Target (6 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] BCH, BTC, Circle, Google Wallet, ETH, LTC, Paypal, Skrill, Square, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com| .de | .es | .fr | .it), Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Gamestop, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart (6 points, 46 comments)
    4. [H] BTC, Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Ethereum, Paypal, Skrill, Square Cash, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.co.uk | .de | .es |.it), Arrow Films, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, HPB, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Spotify, Target, Verizon, Walmart, Zavvi (5 points, 3 comments)
    5. [H] $75 (3 x $25) Amazon [W] Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] $75 (3 x $25) Amazon [W] Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo (4 points, 1 comment)
    7. [H] BCH, BTC, Circle, Google Wallet, ETH, LTC, Paypal, Skrill, Square, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com| .de | .es | .fr | .it), Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Gamestop, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart (3 points, 20 comments)
    8. [H] BTC, Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Ethereum, Paypal, Skrill, Square Cash, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com | .de | .fr | .es |.it), Arrow Films, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, eBay, Gyft, HPB, Hulu, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart, Zavvi (3 points, 14 comments)
  17. 37 points, 2 submissions: ProblemHaters
    1. [PSA] Beware of my impersonator! (31 points, 15 comments)
    2. [H]$5 Amazon GC [W] Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
  18. 36 points, 1 submission: iliketoworkhard
    1. Gentle reminder to people frequently shopping from amazon to use smile.amazon.com. (36 points, 5 comments)
  19. 35 points, 4 submissions: BKLCL
    1. [PSA] How to use GCXBot effectively and trade safely! (13 points, 15 comments)
    2. [Q] BrokeMember and I are thinking of starting a regular thread where we will raise donations for the mods to say thanks for all their hard work. More details are in the post; leave a comment for suggestions/if you are interested. (12 points, 32 comments)
    3. [H] Bot [W] Test Results (5 points, 18 comments)
    4. [PSA] You can use "!check usernames" to manually call the bot to generate user summaries for specific users! Click this post to go to my original bot post that describes how we, as a community, can come closer to eliminating impersonators from this subreddit! (5 points, 1 comment)
  20. 34 points, 3 submissions: undertale1997
    1. [PSA]PayPal now charges a flat fee of 3$/5$ for every transaction if you arent in the same country (17 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H]Giftcard of your choice for 5$ [W]Nothing well your comment anyway (12 points, 44 comments)
    3. [H]League of Legends Riot Points 3x10$ (30$) [W]70% PayPal (5 points, 12 comments)
  21. 33 points, 4 submissions: 555VS66
    1. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (19 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 1 redbox rental [W] air (7 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (4 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (3 points, 3 comments)
  22. 32 points, 3 submissions: MrAahz
    1. [PSA] Where to Check Gift Card Balances (27 points, 16 comments)
    2. [H] eBay Spotify Riot Points eShop MORE! [W] CashApp Google BTC PayPal more (3 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] Starbucks, Uber, Whole Foods, Southwest, Nordstrom, Safeway, Albertson's, Sephora, Airbnb, AMC, Regal, DSW [W] Google Pay, Crypto, Zelle or PayPal @ 89% (2 points, 5 comments)
  23. 31 points, 1 submission: Hokily
    1. [PSA] crack_cocaineee is a thief. he does not come through. i lost 20$ to him and am very upset. (31 points, 16 comments)
  24. 31 points, 1 submission: OKNoah
    1. [Q] Scammer is faking post replies and reputation. (31 points, 26 comments)
  25. 30 points, 8 submissions: YvngJxsh
    1. [H] $100 PSN [W] 85% Paypal (4 points, 6 comments)
    2. [H] $150 Itunes GC [W] Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] $150 Itunes GC [W] Paypal or Bitcoin @75% OBO (4 points, 6 comments)
    4. [H] $175 Amazon GC Balance [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 8 comments)
    5. [H] 80% Paypal [W] PSN CARDS (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] PayPal [W] PSN Cards @80% (4 points, 3 comments)
    7. [H] $100 PSN (2 x $50) [W] 85% PayPal (3 points, 1 comment)
    8. [H] $175 Amazon GC Balance [W] Paypal (3 points, 3 comments)
  26. 30 points, 3 submissions: brokemember
    1. [PSA] Venmo - PayPal Alternative for US Traders (12 points, 41 comments)
    2. [Q] Donations for GCX (12 points, 43 comments)
    3. [PSA] Donations for GCX (6 points, 10 comments)
  27. 30 points, 2 submissions: GCXmods
    1. Welcome to /GiftCardExchange! We are currently closed for the holidays and will be back December 27th. Click here for a beginner's guide of how this all works! (17 points, 10 comments)
    2. [PSA] New Rules Regarding Amazon Balance (13 points, 21 comments)
  28. 27 points, 5 submissions: playingghost
    1. [H] $50 HelloFresh, $100 Nakedwines gcs [W] Happiness (7 points, 2 comments)
    2. [H] $75 Bestbuy GCs [W] 88% Paypal (6 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $75 GameStop gcs [W] 83-85% Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
    4. [H] $400 Amazon balance [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 6 comments)
    5. [H] $84.72 Bestbuy GCs [W] 88% Paypal (4 points, 2 comments)
  29. 25 points, 5 submissions: transcriptionPigeon
    1. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon | 88% Rate (7 points, 24 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon GCs | 90% Rate (5 points, 47 comments)
    3. [PSA] Because scammers are impersonating me and other traders so often, here's what I'm thinking of doing... (5 points, 10 comments)
    4. [H] Verified US PayPal [W] Amazon Codes or Balance @ 90% Rate (4 points, 35 comments)
    5. [H] Verified US PayPal [W] Amazon Codes or Balance @ 90% Rate (4 points, 8 comments)
  30. 25 points, 3 submissions: rundmcc
    1. [PSA] Target - 10% Off Gift Cards Today (13 points, 11 comments)
    2. [PSA] Redbox - 35% off $10, 40% off $20 (7 points, 0 comments)
    3. [PSA] $5 Amazon Credit w/ $25 Amazon Gift Card Purchase (5 points, 6 comments)
  31. 25 points, 1 submission: CyberInferno
    1. [PSA] Toys R Us gift cards expire on April 14 (25 points, 1 comment)
  32. 23 points, 4 submissions: hellr4isEr
    1. [GIVEAWAY] $5 Target GC - Details inside (8 points, 41 comments)
    2. [GIVEAWAY] $5 Amazon GC - Details inside (6 points, 18 comments)
    3. [GIVEAWAY] Round 5 - $10 Walmart GC (5 points, 35 comments)
    4. [GIVEAWAY] Round 3 - $10 Target GC (4 points, 34 comments)
  33. 23 points, 3 submissions: mikewhoneedsabike
    1. [H] $1 venmo [W] Google Local Guide Atom Code (9 points, 47 comments)
    2. [H] $1 venmo [W] Google Local Guide Atom Code (9 points, 26 comments)
    3. [H] 50 cents Venmo/Google Wallet [W] T-Mobile Tuesday ATOM code (5 points, 9 comments)
  34. 23 points, 1 submission: shane1027
    1. [META] Can we please create a Confirmed Trade Thread or Sticky somehow? (23 points, 155 comments)
  35. 22 points, 4 submissions: isaihtb11
    1. [H] $9.25 PayPal [W] $1 Amazon (8 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $1 Amazon GC [W] Nothing (5 points, 8 comments)
    3. [H]$50 PSN [W] 75% Google Wallet (5 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $110 PSN [W] 70% Google Wallet (4 points, 2 comments)
  36. 22 points, 1 submission: 0neg33k
    1. [Q] WARNING dkim324 a known scammer and is actively PMing people to try to scam them (22 points, 27 comments)
  37. 21 points, 4 submissions: Brooshie
    1. [H] PayPal [W] $20 Amazon.US GC (6 points, 7 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon.US GC (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon.US GC (5 points, 8 comments)
    4. [H] PayPal [W] eBay GC (5 points, 1 comment)
  38. 21 points, 4 submissions: TheTimeMage
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC, eBay, Chilis, Chipotle, Dominos, Buffalo Wild Wings (8 points, 20 comments)
    2. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC, eBay, Chilis, Chipotle, Dominos, Buffalo Wild Wings (5 points, 15 comments)
    3. [H] 90% PayPal [W] eBay, Amazon GC, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy (5 points, 23 comments)
    4. [H] 85% PayPal [W] eBay Amazon GC (US, JP) Best Buy / GameStop (3 points, 20 comments)
  39. 21 points, 4 submissions: goodtimeshaxor
    1. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay, Zelle, Steam [W] Apple, Wal-Mart, Amazon GC, Target, Dell, Kroger, Clothing/Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (7 points, 16 comments)
    2. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay, Zelle, Steam [W] Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon GC, Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Steam [W] Apple, Wal-Mart, Amazon GC, Target, Dell, Kroger, Clothing/Fashion Stores, Restauarants, Other+ (5 points, 19 comments)
    4. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay/ Zelle, Steam [W] Costco, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, GameStop, Amazon GC, iTunes, PSN, Target, Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (4 points, 17 comments)
  40. 21 points, 1 submission: RKFtw
    1. [PSA] eBay- 15% off everything TODAY ONLY (21 points, 30 comments)
  41. 21 points, 1 submission: h3ct1k
    1. [H] $25 Buffalo Wild Wings [W] Naughty America/Brazzers account (21 points, 9 comments)
  42. 20 points, 4 submissions: Bited09
    1. [H] Paypal/Crypto [W] Toys R US(Any Amount) (7 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] $75 Amazon Gift Card [W] BTC (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] Crypto/Paypal [W] Amazon,Apple,BestBuy,HomeDepot,Lowe's,Macy's,Newegg,Nike,Nord,Target,Steam,Walmart..etc (5 points, 14 comments)
    4. [H] Paypal/Crypto [W] Amazon,Apple,BestBuy,Walmart,Lowes (3 points, 13 comments)
  43. 20 points, 1 submission: ibanezjerk
    1. [H] $0.19 left on Bed Bath & Beyond GC [W] nothing. Just hate clutter. (20 points, 3 comments)
  44. 19 points, 4 submissions: Entroduction
    1. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $12 Paypal (6 points, 8 comments)
    2. [H] Free Fandango Gift Cards [W] Your Participation (5 points, 50 comments)
    3. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $12 Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
    4. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $6 Paypal/Bitcoin (4 points, 4 comments)
  45. 19 points, 4 submissions: edsmart123
    1. [H] 4 dunkin donuts gift cards ($2 each), 4X 1 night redbox rental code [W] offers (7 points, 10 comments)
    2. [H] 4 dunkin donuts codes from t mobile [W] offers (4 points, 16 comments)
    3. [H] 4-5 Dunkin Donuts 2 dollar gift cards [W] Paypal (4 points, 16 comments)
    4. [H] t mobile baskin Robbins codes [W] offers (4 points, 2 comments)
  46. 19 points, 4 submissions: summerofsin
    1. [H] $100 Amazon GC [W] Paypal 92% (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] $150 Amazon GC [W] 92% Paypal (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] $40 Steam [W] Paypal 92% (5 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $100 Amazon GC [W] Paypal 92% (4 points, 8 comments)
  47. 19 points, 3 submissions: instantcol
    1. [H] Bitcoin [W] Amazon gift cards at 80% (8 points, 12 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal/Bitcoin [W] Amazon gift card at up to 89% (6 points, 13 comments)
    3. [H] Bitcoin/Paypal [W] Amazon GCs @ up to 89% (5 points, 13 comments)
  48. 19 points, 1 submission: valentin68
    1. [PSA] Warning another impersonator (19 points, 35 comments)
  49. 18 points, 3 submissions: Auracity
    1. [H] $231.39 in different Amazon Gift Cards [W] 90% Paypal (9 points, 18 comments)
    2. [H] Amazon Gift Cards (Canada) [W] 85% Paypal (6 points, 15 comments)
    3. [H] Amazon Gift Cards [W] 88% Paypal (3 points, 25 comments)
  50. 18 points, 3 submissions: PuttPutt7
    1. [H] Verified Paypal @ 85% [W] Amazon Gift Cards / GoP. Anything up to $100! New traders welcome (9 points, 19 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal @ 85% [W] Amazon Gift Cards / GoP any amount! New traders welcome (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] Verified Paypal [W] Amazon Gift Cards @ 87%. Anything up to $100! New traders welcome (4 points, 22 comments)
  51. 18 points, 2 submissions: dragonslayer6699
    1. [H] $900 United Airlines flight voucher (no fare restrictions, valid until 1/18/2020) [W] $750 Venmo, PayPal (11 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $900 United Airlines flight voucher (any United flight, no restrictions) [W] $750 Venmo or PayPal (7 points, 13 comments)
  52. 18 points, 1 submission: laylawhitexxx
    1. [H] $961 Amazon GC balance [W] Paypal or Bitcoin (18 points, 42 comments)
  53. 17 points, 4 submissions: World_Chaos
    1. [H] Paypal [W] Amazon GC (5 points, 21 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal [W] Amazon Gift Card Offers (5 points, 24 comments)
    3. [H] $500 Paypal [W] Amazon 85% (4 points, 10 comments)
    4. [H] $700 Paypal [W] Amazon GC (3 points, 13 comments)
  54. 17 points, 3 submissions: evanhuttonfc
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC US (6 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC US (6 points, 20 comments)
    3. [H] 85% PayPal or CashApp [W] Amazon GC USA or Balance (5 points, 14 comments)
  55. 17 points, 2 submissions: Teeny_Ginger_18
    1. [H] $125 iTunes GC [W] $100 btc, PayPal via Gyft.com, Hotels.com GC via Amazon Balance, or Amazon GC (11 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $125 iTunes Giftcard [W] $110 Amazon GC or Bitcoin (6 points, 3 comments)
  56. 17 points, 2 submissions: X3n0bL4DE
    1. [H] $39 Amazon Balance (x2) [W] $33 Paypal (9 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H] $39 Amazon Balance [W] $32 Paypal (8 points, 14 comments)
  57. 17 points, 1 submission: DapperFisticuffs
    1. [PSA] Active Impersonator: DapperFistcuffs (17 points, 4 comments)
  58. 17 points, 1 submission: arbituser
    1. [PSA] prateck07 is impersonating prateek07 (17 points, 13 comments)
  59. 17 points, 1 submission: cyanletters
    1. [H] $20 Brookstone Gift Card (Expires Today) [W] Nothing (17 points, 2 comments)
  60. 17 points, 1 submission: rdewalt
    1. [Q] DO NOT TRADE WITH ME. Someone has compromised my account and been using it to try and scam you. (details inside) (17 points, 15 comments)
  61. 16 points, 4 submissions: ukfan515
    1. [H] (9) $10 Amazon GC [W] 87.5% Paypal (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $60 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] $91 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $95 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (3 points, 3 comments)
  62. 16 points, 3 submissions: HomieGenie
    1. [H] Xbox Live 12 Month Gold [W] $40 PayPal (7 points, 0 comments)
    2. [H] $2 Baskin Robbins Code [W] $1 PayPal (5 points, 1 comment)
    3. [H] 2x $10 iTunes GC [W] 85% PayPal or $10 Amazon GC each (4 points, 7 comments)
  63. 16 points, 3 submissions: MAlpha17
    1. [H] $10 PSN [W] PayPal (6 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] VRV $10 [W] Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
    3. [H] $10 PSN [W] Offers (4 points, 22 comments)
  64. 16 points, 2 submissions: Katzuhiki
    1. [PSA] jhon679 is an active scammer who is banned. (10 points, 20 comments)
    2. [QUESTION] How do you ensure that the GC you traded for will be safe and not used right after the completion of the trade? (6 points, 26 comments)
  65. 16 points, 2 submissions: PizzaRatsBrother
    1. [H] $14 Amazon GC [W] 85% Cash App or proof your large dog pooped on a Square executive's doorstep (11 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] $35 in PlayStation Store ($25 and $10) willin to separately sell [W] Cash App 75% (5 points, 8 comments)
  66. 16 points, 1 submission: beckyvz18
    1. [H]$100 wine voucher[W]Nothing (16 points, 33 comments)
  67. 15 points, 3 submissions: snoopzprodigy
    1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] 85% Paypal (7 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] $10 Spotify Gift Card [W] PayPal, Offers (4 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] $10.50 Venmo [W] Food GCs, Any Offers (4 points, 15 comments)
  68. 15 points, 2 submissions: CodingCore_
    1. [H] $8 Paypal [W] $10 Google Play GC (10 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 88% Paypal [W] Amazon GC (5 points, 8 comments)
  69. 15 points, 2 submissions: Gizmoiscute
    1. [H] $5 e-codes Your choice [W] PayPal Offers (8 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 2- AMC Black Movie Tickets, 2 large drinks, 2 large popcorns [W] PayPal $25 (7 points, 1 comment)
  70. 15 points, 2 submissions: Vearax
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] US Amazon GC(s) (8 points, 18 comments)
    2. [H] iTunes GC [W] Paypal %85 (7 points, 5 comments)
  71. 15 points, 1 submission: Parasoccer
    1. [H] $50 fitbit coupon [W] NOTHING (15 points, 6 comments)
  72. 14 points, 3 submissions: MonPetitCoeur
    1. [H] $5 Starbucks GC [W] $4 Amazon GC (6 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] $50 Krispy Kreme GC [W] $43 Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
  73. 14 points, 3 submissions: XDireInsanityX
    1. [H] 12 nonths Xbox Live Gold [W] $40 PayPal (6 points, 6 comments)
    2. [H] $50 Xbox Gift Card [W] $43 PayPal (4 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $50 Xbox Gift card [W] $42.5 PayPal (4 points, 5 comments)
  74. 14 points, 3 submissions: awesomeness2078
    1. [H] 90% PP [W] 10$ Amazon GC (5 points, 1 comment)
    2. [H] 95% PayPal [W] 35$ Amazon GC (US) (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] 93% PP [W] Amazon GCs US (4 points, 4 comments)
  75. 14 points, 2 submissions: CasualObserver89
    1. [H] PayPal [W] To Be Scammed (9 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] $20-$99 Amazon GC (5 points, 8 comments)
  76. 14 points, 1 submission: Acefink
    1. [H] $1,500 in steam gift cards [W] Venmo, PayPal, BTC at 82.5% (14 points, 81 comments)
  77. 14 points, 1 submission: Ccj911
    1. [PSA] KaIN7 (I) Impersonating KalN7 (L) (14 points, 8 comments)
  78. 14 points, 1 submission: exaltare
    1. [H] 3 x Six Flags 2019 Gold Season Passes [W] PayPal, Amazon GCs, Best Buy, Microsoft, XBox (14 points, 12 comments)
  79. 13 points, 3 submissions: Jevans223344
    1. [H] 5x $50 google play cards [W] $200 Paypal (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 92% PayPal [W] Ebay giftcards up to $100 (5 points, 5 comments)
    3. [H] $8 PayPal [W] $10 iTunes gift card (3 points, 1 comment)
  80. 13 points, 3 submissions: joq83755
    1. [H] $2000+ Amazon GC (25/50) [W] 90% Cryptocurrency. (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash Code [W] $25 PayPal or Venmo (4 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] 15x $5 Microsoft Store Gift Cards [W] 85% PayPal or Venmo (4 points, 5 comments)
  81. 13 points, 3 submissions: nadiahamilton
    1. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (5 points, 2 comments)
    2. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (4 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (4 points, 8 comments)
  82. 13 points, 3 submissions: sketchymidnight
    1. [H] PayPal [W] PSN $10 (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon, Nintendo eShop (4 points, 7 comments)
    3. [H] Paypal [W] Origin Gift Card / Credit (4 points, 2 comments)
  83. 13 points, 2 submissions: davidmanedoe
    1. [H] Buffalo Wild Wings $25 GC [W] $20 Venmo (8 points, 14 comments)
    2. [H] $10 Chickfila Card [W] $8 Venmo (5 points, 7 comments)
  84. 13 points, 1 submission: Apocalypse_Gladiator
    1. [PSA] nihilstic_janltor is impersonating nihilistic_janltor (13 points, 15 comments)
  85. 13 points, 1 submission: Hyper-Silence
    1. [H] $656.92 Best Buy Store Credit [W] $550 Verified PayPal, local meetup, Venmo (13 points, 13 comments)
  86. 13 points, 1 submission: RV_123
    1. [H] Suspicious Account [W] Nothing (13 points, 8 comments)
  87. 13 points, 1 submission: Shortbus316
    1. [PSA] Beware of scammers... I received a PM from what seemed like a legit trader. (13 points, 25 comments)
  88. 13 points, 1 submission: Two-Tone-
    1. [H] $15 US Apple gift card [W] A $10-$15 donation to a reputable charity (13 points, 9 comments)
  89. 13 points, 1 submission: glatts
    1. [H] $2500 [W] $3000 in Brookstone gift cards (13 points, 23 comments)
  90. 12 points, 3 submissions: AndreaBeaudin
    1. [H] 90% PayPal [W] Amazon.com GC($20,$30,$40,$50) (6 points, 21 comments)
    2. [H] 90% PayPal [W] Amazon.com GC (4 points, 40 comments)
    3. [H] PayPal 90% [W] Amazon.com GC (2 points, 18 comments)
  91. 12 points, 3 submissions: vorter
    1. [H] 75% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay [W] iTunes/AppStore GCs (Amazon GCs @80% & Steam/UbeLyft/Nintendo/Xbox/FoodDelivery too at rates 60-65%) (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] 80% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay [W] iTunes/AppStore & Amazon GCs (Steam/UbeLyft too but at lower rates) (4 points, 27 comments)
    3. [H] 80% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay or BTC/Crypto at 5% less [W] iTunes/AppStore GCs (Amazon GCs 80% & Steam/UbeLyft/Nintendo/FoodDelivery too at rates 60-65%) (3 points, 17 comments)
  92. 12 points, 3 submissions: weebae
    1. [H] Verified PayPal [W] Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Gift of Prime (5 points, 11 comments)
    2. [PSA] Office Depot offering $20 off purchases of $100 Gift Cards (In-store only / YMMV) (4 points, 9 comments)
    3. [H] Verified PayPal [W] Google Play Gift Cards (3 points, 2 comments)
  93. 12 points, 2 submissions: AemonDK
    1. [H] 12 months xbox live gold digital code UK [W] £30 paypal or giftcards (8 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 12 months xbox live gold digital code UK [W] £30 paypal or giftcards (4 points, 4 comments)
  94. 12 points, 2 submissions: BABarista
    1. [H]5x $5 Atom Movie Code [W] $1 Paypal each (7 points, 13 comments)
    2. [H] 2X Medium 1 Topping Papa Johns Pizza Code [W] $3.5 amazon or paypal for each code (5 points, 9 comments)
  95. 12 points, 2 submissions: Icecream_Store
    1. [H] BR Stuff [W] nothing (6 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H]Sonic Steam Game, 4$ Hitman movie [W]Nothing (6 points, 3 comments)
  96. 12 points, 2 submissions: Sparklepop
    1. [H]PayPal, [W]$20 Steam GiftCard (8 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] $85 Sephora, [W] $65 PayPal (4 points, 9 comments)
  97. 12 points, 2 submissions: akaToph3r
    1. [H] $15 GILT [W] Nothing (No really, it's free) (7 points, 8 comments)
    2. [H] 2 x 14-Day Xbox Live Trial Codes [W] Nothing (5 points, 5 comments)
  98. 12 points, 2 submissions: sorenxv
    1. [H] AUD 20 Target Australia GC [W] AUD 15 paypal (8 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] AUD 20 Target Australia GC [W] AUD 10 paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
  99. 12 points, 1 submission: Dabbing_Samurai_Umu
    1. [H] 21 Dollars PayPal [W] 20 Dollars PayPal (12 points, 11 comments)
  100. 12 points, 1 submission: False1512
    1. [H] Free Movie Ticket from Atom Ticket App [W] Good Luck (12 points, 6 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Fishering (901 points, 594 comments)
  2. linkandluke (451 points, 323 comments)
  3. Fishering_BOT (390 points, 383 comments)
  4. BigBen2010 (357 points, 259 comments)
  5. bg_20 (325 points, 221 comments)
  6. brokemember (285 points, 194 comments)
  7. hacksorskillbot (257 points, 245 comments)
  8. PlebeianGentleman (234 points, 2 comments)
  9. sabin357 (226 points, 146 comments)
  10. yuv9 (213 points, 120 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] Your updoots by luciphora (132 points, 176 comments)
  2. [H] $1.45 Bestbuy Giftcard [W] Goodwill/upvotes/to brighten your day $0 (Free) by Saikou0taku (109 points, 2 comments)
  3. [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam by Bluboon (78 points, 55 comments)
  4. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing by Fishering (63 points, 34 comments)
  5. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway! [W] Nothing by ChamakhsUglyHaircut (51 points, 154 comments)
  6. [PSA] Fellow exchangers! Net Neutrality is up for repeal by the FCC. If it gets voted out, ISPs like Verizon have the right to block websites like Reddit, or charge for other websites like YouTube. by dylanplayspkmn (50 points, 6 comments)
  7. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (AGAIN) by Fishering (47 points, 43 comments)
  8. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing by Fishering (47 points, 39 comments)
  9. Gentle reminder to people frequently shopping from amazon to use smile.amazon.com. by iliketoworkhard (36 points, 5 comments)
  10. [H] Giveaway Amazon Gift Cards [W] You To Spread Holiday Spirit! by Fishering (33 points, 47 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 160 points: PlebeianGentleman's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  2. 83 points: deleted's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  3. 74 points: PlebeianGentleman's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  4. 50 points: deleted's comment in [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards
  5. 48 points: deleted's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  6. 38 points: Fishering's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  7. 37 points: Fishering's comment in [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards
  8. 35 points: SolarTsunami's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  9. 30 points: BigBen2010's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  10. 26 points: Garwald's comment in [PSA] Free background checks
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[CONTEST] Super Bowl Squares (Ver. 2)

UPDATE 2/5
Crazy game tonight! Congratulations to our winners: null_input, butteredfatkid, PigeonPiss, and jharlson. We are all very envious!
All winners have been contacted with instructions. MFRB is the most economical option, but Registered Mail is probably the most secure.
Thank you to all of you for playing, I had a blast working with everyone!
 
UPDATE 2/1
THE PRIZES are here! Is it game day yet?
 
UPDATE 1/28
9:20am: The coin flip was tails! Numbers to be added shortly...
 
10:00am: ATL 9143065287 (Block height 450438)
10:13am: NE 8459761032 (Block height 450439)
Numbers are drawn, here is the grid:
SILVERBUG SUPER BOWL SQUARES
Good luck everyone!!
 
1:00pm: All shipped silver has been received! Provident order is expected to arrive in the middle of next week. Once it is all here I'll split up into 4 lots and post pics. Trust me, the wait is excruciating for me too!
 
UPDATE 1/27
The lists below are up-to-date, and I have tracking numbers for all of the remaining packages. All are processed past the "Acceptance" stage, and the latest is scheduled to arrive on Monday. Based on that, I feel confident enough to draw spots on Saturday as originally planned.
 
Here is how it will work:
The sides will be assigned by coin flip. Yes the coin will be silver. No I'm not going to post a video of this part. I'm going to flip for the vertical (letters) side. Heads for the home team (Atlanta), tails for the away team (New England). I will do this in the morning, and post the results before the numbers are selected.
 
For number selection I am going to go to www.blockchain.info and click more. At 10:00am, I will refresh the page. Starting with the 19th number of the hash, and working from top to bottom/left to right, I will assign numbers to the home team (still Atlanta) on it's respective side of the board. I will discard any letters or duplicate numbers. If not all numbers are used, I will move down the line and follow the same procedure on the preceding hash until the home team's board is filled.
The away team's numbers will be assigned in an identical fashion using the hash (or hashes) immediately following the home team's.
 
Tl;dr: I'm using bitcoin hashes to ensure that number selection is indeed random
 
Also, I placed the order from Provident...but they were out (what?!) of "Our Choice" round and bars! I made an executive decision on what to get, and in my opinion it is some pretty sweet stuff :) I'll post a picture of the giant prize stack once it is all here next week.
 
 
For those of you who missed zuizide's Super Bowl Squares contest (or anyone just feeling lucky) I'm hosting one as well. Lower stakes and slightly different rules...
 
2 ozt per square, limit 4 squares (8 ozt) per person until 1/23. The winner is determined by looking at the last number in each teams' score, and then matching those numbers on the grid and seeing which square intersects those two numbers.
 
200 ozt payouts:
End of 1st quarter pays 40 ozt
End of 2nd quarter pays 40 ozt
End of 3rd quarter pays 40 ozt
End of game pays 80 ozt. If at the end of the 4th quarter the game is tied, the prize will be awarded to the person who has the final score square at the conclusion of the game (after overtime).
 
I have already chosen 4 squares. If you would like to choose, please use coordinates A-J vertically and 1-10 horizontally. If you don't specify I will pick your squares at random. If all spots are not sold by 1/23 I will open it up to anyone who wants to buy more. If there are still open spots on 1/30, I will sell the remainder locally to friends.
 
You will need to ship your ounces as soon as you can. If it's not received by 1/27, I will release those squares to someone else and request they ship Priority or purchase through me. Please don't be a straggler and ship ASAP so we can get the numbers drawn with plenty of time before the game!
 
I will post a pic of the squares when they are filled for everyone to print. Once everyones ounces have arrived, we will assign teams to each side and at HitMePat's suggestion we will use the bitcoin blockchain to randomly assign numbers.
 
I will purchase silver so you don't have to ship, but it will be at a slight profit and tied to spot. If spot skyrockets before I place the final order, it may be more than I'm stating here as I can't "freeze spot." As of right now, I'll do it for $42 a square and the only form of payment I will accept is Google Wallet (no Paypal on this). I will not raise it if I don't have to, even if the profits evaporate. I will be paying with a CC and ordering random secondary bars and rounds from Provident Metals. If you will not be shipping, I will expect payment at the time you reserve your squares. If you feel that it's too expensive, mail in your silver :) I'll provide my address once you have confirmed how many and which squares you want.
 
Winners will be expected to cover shipping of the loot, OR they can pay me with part of their winnings to ship how they want or provide a prepaid shipping label if they prefer. I package securely, but won't be responsible if you don't use registered mail and your shipment gets lost, stolen, etc...
 
Good luck everyone :)
 
ALL SOLD!!!
 
PAID (24 spots)
POCKALEELEE (4)
ccualumni (2)
SwellingItchingBrain (4)
xMRGRIMMx (3)
pstansel (2)
mistertyme5 (1)
Backdooreddy (2)
hawkswin1 (1)
peppermg (2)
tintalent (2)
ao_88 (1)
 
RECEIVED (76 spots)
threeblindmoose (4)
klocke520 (2)
SilverCoffeeCup (1)
hawkswin1 (3)
MonoRedFaeries (1)
TheSilverCollector (4)
irons4404 (3)
jharlson (2)
RudyFelsh (1)
butteredfatkid (3)
ritrackforsale (3)
PigeonPiss (4)
Silversaving (2)
whynotminot (4)
dudearino78 (4)
fixxitor (4)
BullionStacker (4)
null_input (2)
Aierughh (1)
TheDonkeyDominator (2)
Observant_Lion (1)
stonemender (4)
JC3FL (4)
Detroitideas (3)
dgalvan (1)
padge73 (4)
deathsythe (1)
workday1 (1)
bigtedrx (2)
lifesabatch (1)
 
Please let me know if your squares are not right so that I can look into it ASAP. Also, if I have not contacted you with shipping info/GW address please PM me for it again as I have forgotten. I tried to stay on top of everything, but I was fielding a lot of messages, so I apologize if you slipped through the cracks! The PAID and RECEIVED lists are current, and I will update them daily. PENDING means that I have not received a GW payment or a package from you yet.
 
Once all ounces and payments are received, we will select teams for the sides and numbers for the rows and columns. If everyone is on the ball, we will do this on Saturday 1/28 :)
Thank you to all for playing!
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Amir Taaki - Breaking Bitcoin presentation (transcript)

Below I transcribed Amir's talk from Breaking Bitcoin (see previous post here, start of presentation (youtube): here). Excuse the errors (will fix if you point me to them).
What was most interesting for me:
Amir:
Thank you for having me here.
I believe that ideas play an important role in shaping human history. What I want to talk about is how technology has been shaped by key ideas. In particular how certain mechanical ideas of human society got mixed up with with politics and technology.
What I want to talk about is the free technology movement. It was a movement that showed great potential promise to liberate humanity. At the heart of it was a idea that technology offered a new way to construct a radially different kind of society that never before was possible in history, this movement was influenced by the visions of early scientists who believed in the power of computer technology not just to serve large industry and military but everybody to have access to this new power.
Influenced of by the 60s counterculture, this movement went on to develop the first personal computers. But that's not the end of the story because this radical vision mutated into the idea of self-regulating systems which see human beings as object managed by computer algorithms. In this vision, the value of human ideas to transform the world was diminished into a strange kind of consensus where everybody satisfies their personal desires.
We now find ourselves in a strange static dreamworld while dark forces are returning to threaten to penetrate our reality and all of the dreams of the techno-utopiasts play the role in creating this fake virtual world in which human beings driven by desires, devoid of all sense of higher purpose become slaves to algorithms and vast computer intelligences.
What is interesting about this story is the significance it has for Bitcoin. A project which is created for the purpose of creating a decentralized peer-to-peer money that cannot be controlled by governments and central banks but which now finds itself monopolized by large mining cartels. A lack of vision to guide the project forwards and increasing irrelevance in a world facing a global breakup of power.
Lastly I want to explain my project to revitalize the free technology movement to formulate a wider vision to restore back the potential of the technology to transform human society and train the next generation of revolutionary hackers dedicated to the cause of using the technology to support the cause of freedom.
My aim here is to find sponsors, find the place for establishing our hacker Academy, to find partner organisations to develop new technology projects with and to find people ready to dedicate themselves in advancing the free technology movement. People ready to be at the forefront of writing history.

At the heart of this story lies a conflict between two men in 1968. One of them is good B.F. Skinner, the other is good Lewis Mumford. It was one moment when two ideas about how technology could be used to advance human society first XXX ((unintelligible)) to take hold.
There's a documentary from this time made in mid-60s called "Towards tomorrow". And in this documentary, it described two possible future visions for human society. In a society where old forms of authority were declining, what would be the way that we could organize masses of human beings in a future society.
One of these visions for this society was a world managed by an elite group of technocrats, a specialized elite who managed a large population of passive human beings who constantly needed to be monitored and managed to be able to to keep them happy. B.F. Skinner described a new way of controlling and ordering people. He posed the question in this age of mass democracy and individualism the old forms of coercion was simply not possible and he put forth the idea of using reward. And he described an experiment where you have a cage with a pigeon inside and the pigeon can be trained to peck symbols, buttons, and depending on which symbol they peck, they get a pellet of food. In this way, by giving the pigeons the right reward for the correct behavior, they train the pigeon as a mechanical object.
He then took this farther and he went to a mental hospital in San Bernardino in California and in the mental hospital, what they did is they gave the mental patients small reward every time they did a good behavior. With this reward, when it was a lunch time or a dinner time, the patients could sit at a nicer table. So, inside the mental hospital, they created a new ordered hierarchy from a system of reward in which people don't feel controlled but feel empowered. Skinner describes this model as a model for the future of humanity. What's really interesting about this video by Skinner is it there's something very eerily similar to what we see today in which there is