Satoshi Nakamoto familiarizes Bitcoin anonymously around the world. The online digital currency was published in late 2008 on cypherpunk mailing list in its white paper. Furthermore, cryptographer follows the same method in the 1990s.
However, bitcoin has few online, offline and social media forums. We will discuss some top bitcoin forums in this article.
Online Bitcoin Forums:
A passionate community of the users, developers, businesspersons, investors follow the expansion of the bitcoin. Members of this community have a discussion about market trend, share their ideas regarding digital currency on both online and offline platforms. Following are few online platforms for the discussion.
The Bitcoin Mailing List:
Propagation of the bitcoin adoption among the public needs more development. Basically, they need a platform to share their ideas and developers start working on its core software to provide such comfort to the users. In 2011, bitcoin mailing list introduced on Linux foundation server especially launched for this purpose.
Where everyone has the opportunity to join the list. While brokers only allow posting on topics.
A bitcoin platform, where bitcoin community is free to have a discussion about the Bitcoin technicalities. This forum was the part of the bitcoin.org in early 2011. Sirius owns this domain and admin goes by Theymos.
This platform is common for the signature campaigns or promotion messages attach to the comments by users. Those who meet the requirements for this feature, take compensation from the advertisers.
News accumulating site, which allows its users to arrange communities such as subreddits around topics of interest. Two most common subreddits such as r/Bitcoin and r/BTC, among the users, with 230,000 and 36,000 subscribers. r/Bitcoin was the one-man show in late 2015. But, when scaling debate occurred, facilitators amended the discussion that supported Bitcoin XT. In addition, an increase in block size slightly than second-layer solutions. Then, few members launched r/BTC to reclaim their voice.
A discussion site, where you are free to talk about the Bitcoin and have a lot of discussions about it. You can visit the site http://btcwarriors.com/
Bitcoin has covered all the aspect of the interest. It has the community channels, groups, lists, pages on all well-reputed websites. A large number of the companies have created channels on various platform such as slack to cover all the aspects of the cryptocurrency.
A single click on Facebook or Linked in will brings a wide information in front of you. Whereas, for other including WhatsApp, Telegram or slack – you need a group or network to proceed.
A forum where developers teaming up to work on the projects. Bitcoin has a source on the platform with the thousands of the commits from bitcoin core developers. In short, this is a place where only developers allow for underwriting the discussion by using their cryptographic code.
Three well-known Bitcoin forums provide the physical meetups, conferences, and hackathons.
Bitcoin community has active meetup groups around the globe. Meet.com facilitates such type of groups. Member of this bitcoin trading platform has the meeting once or twice in a month and share their experiences, market trend and current situation accordingly. In addition, few groups have to launch the pads for startups, a marketplace where anyone has the total opportunity to buy and sell physical bitcoin.
By attending the conferences, you have the opportunity to interact with others business holders, developers, talk persons from different communities.
Hackathons were organized and developed by Bitcoin software developers and contributors. Contributors use them to showcase their innovations and compete. You can easily find such type of events around the world.
A bogus dark-web website offering hitman services had its information leaked by a hacker known by the name “bRpsd”. The data that was disclosed provide leads to the FBI on their investigation of a man who murdered his wife.
Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, murdered his wife, in November 2016. Allwine tried to stage the murder as a suicide by placing a 9mm pistol next to Amy Allwine’s elbow. Although, the detectives were quick at gathering the electronic evidence- computers etc. and arriving at the conclusion that it was a murder. He was then arrested in late January and charged with second-degree murder based on the forensic interpretation of the evidence.
Hacker turns Hero
In May 2016, a hacker that goes by the name “bRpsd”, violated the database of a questionable website on the dark web, which supposedly offered hitman services.
The site, “Besa Mafia”, requires you to register on the site anonymously. It offers a link between customers and hitmen, where they can decide on a price for murder, ranging from $5000 to $200,000. Whereas, customers that just require having someone beat up or set their car on fire could hire contractors for $500 and $1000.
The data dump was uploaded by the hacker onto a public website which was consisting of user accounts, email addresses and messages between the admin and its clients, “hit” orders and a folder called “victims”, which included additional info on the pawn.
The scam nature of the site was emphasized on, pointing out that it clearly just collected money from its clients.
An independent researcher, Chris Monteiro, also hacked into the site to conclude that the owner(s) of Besa Mafia had made at least 50 bitcoins ($127,500) from the hoax operation.
Arrest of Stephen Carl Allwine
The leaked data from the Besa Mafia database helped the police in investigating the murder of Mrs. Allwine. While analyzing her husband’s devices, the discovered that he had been a frequent visitor of the dark web since 2014. The pseudonym used by Mr. Allwine on the dark web “dogdaygod”, was also linked to his email address, “email@example.com”. Further investigation brought them upon the conversation between Besa Mafia and Allwine, which included a bitcoin address and linked the husband directly to the “dogdaygod” pseudonym.
According to a criminal complaint, the suspect paid between $10,000 to $15,000 to the hitman service to kill his wife. The complaint explains how the hitman was under instructions to shoot Mrs. Allwine at a close range and burn down the house right after.
Although, the Besa Mafia communicator told Allwine that “local police [have] stopped the hitman [from] driving a stolen vehicle and taken [him] to jail prior to the hit,” due to which the service is left incomplete. Sergeant McAlister reported, during that time, “no one was apprehended in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a stolen vehicle and possession of a gun.”
The hacker’s data breach provided a push to the investigators in the right direction. On March 24, 2017, the Washington County District charged him with first-degree murder.
India coin was established in 2014 and did the service of exchange since. Majority looking to buy bitcoin in an easy and simple way. And they also don’t like the lengthy process of transactions for the exchange. India coin provides complete satisfaction to its users, fulfill the need exactly.
If you want to buy bitcoin, you need to fulfill the payment form and within 4 days you’ll receive a call with pin code to complete your transaction.
The system receives debit or credit card or pays only, so make sure that they are 3d secure.
This process of transaction seems much easier than the other but two things you have to know about;
There is strictly buying limits of bitcoin. The first transaction limited to $100 and after 4 days of confirmation it grows from $100 to $200 and then after a week means after 7 days this limit is $500.
Fees are extremely high for example Bitcoin exchange rate on Bitstamp was $1001.52 and $1507.31 no India coin. Means you are paying 50% more for this process
Its seems that legal bitcoin exchange rate is too high. By using the prepaid debit card for bitcoin, you can have achieved anonymity and temporary skype number in order to complete your buying process.
Once your account will be approved, no need of further verifications until you are going to use the same email. More than 100 countries buy bitcoin through India coin.
India coin states that process of purchasing take 15 min but it takes some extra time .so, doesn’t lose your hope.
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On 19th March, SFC website posted that the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has halted the Black Cell Technology’s ICO (Initial Coin Offering) because the offering is constituted as an unregistered CIS (Collective Investment Scheme).
Now the investors of Hong Kong must have to be refunded by the Black Cell for their investments in the tokens. This would support “Krops,” which is a mobile application and a marketplace that lists the agricultural products. At the same time, many warnings have been issued by SFC for companies before, however, today is the very first intervention of shutting down ICO technologies in Hong Kong.
Black Cell to Its Investors
Black Cell promoted the ICO on its website by enlightening their investors that their investment would be considered as funding and will be used for the development of Krops mobile application. Black Cell also told the investors that the token holders would have the rights equivalent to the Black Cell.
In January 2018, a cease-and-desist order was filed by the Philippines SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) against four different companies that were linked with Krops and Black Cell as well as for offering Krops token in the form of securities.
Why Black Cell was targeted?
Black Cell was specifically targeted because their token provides a return for token holders. That was the move which labelled the token as a potential security. There’s no doubt that their other projects have been more abstruse in their approach but on the other hand, it avoided direct regulatory involvement. Even with the authorities making their approach clear towards ICOs, the question still remains the same that for how long that autonomy will continue.
Jay Clayton Views
The U.S. SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is taking a hard line on the ICOs following the securities laws. Jay Clayton, head of SEC has recently noted that all the ICOs that he has seen need to be considered as security and added, that they should be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission before they are sold to the investors of US.