How import a bitcoin address private key into breadwallet (iOS) with a QR code using bitcoin-core for Ubuntu / Linux

On encoding private keys from Bitcoin-core as QR codes for use in paper wallets, other wallet software, etc …

Note: Breadwallet will not import the private key upon scanning the qr code. It will offer to transfer the funds in that address to your breadwallet keyring.

Breadwallet, an awesome open source iOS bitcoin SPV client, allows you to import a private key for use within breadwallet.  So, if you’re a user of bitcoin-core, and want to be able to spend some of your funds you have there with breadwallet, you’ll need to create a QR code of your private key to scan it with breadwallet.

Install qrencode

This tutorial uses qrencode, an open source string to QR converter. The source can be found here: https://github.com/fukuchi/libqrencode/

Alternatively, you can install qrencode on ubuntu/debian through repositories

sudo apt-get install qrencode

Then, as of bitcoin-core version 0.11.0 you’ll need to run bitcoind rather than the GUI bitcoin-qt. If you’re using an old version of bitcoin-core that does not have the bitcoin-cli tool, you can get the latest version of bitcoin-core and extract it without having to verify the blockchain again or mess with wallet.dat – your ~/.bitcoin directory will remain unchanged.

Get the newest version of Bitcoin-core


wget 'https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.11.0/bitcoin-0.11.0-linux64.tar.gz'
tar -xzvf bitcoin-0.11.0-linux64.tar.gz
cd bitcoin-0.11.0/bin

You should see the executables for the bitcoin-core suite here.
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Run bitcoind and create your QR

Be sure you quit any versions of bitoin-qt or bitcoind that are already running, then start the bitcoin daemon

./bitcoind &

The & operator makes sure bitcoind detaches from your terminal so you can keep going.

Now you are ready to get a QR code for your desired address. Is your address is “addr”, you can generate a QR code of your private key without ever showing your private key on screen in plain text. Just do:

./bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey "addr" | qrencode -o ~/Desktop/Key.png

Or better yet, if you want to create a new address and QR-encode its private key,

addr=$(./bitcoin-cli getnewaddress)
./bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey $addr| qrencode -o
~/Desktop/$addr.privkey.png
echo "private key dumped for: "$addr

The QR code should appear on your desktop. Below is a screen shot of me doing an example where I create a new address, and get a QR for its private key.  Enjoy!

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Note that if your wallet is password protected (which it really should be), you’ll need to first do

./bitcoin-cli walletpassphrase "your_password" 100

where the argument 100 means the wallet will allow all actions (like spending, or dumping keys) for 100 seconds. That should be plenty of time.




Sad grep I – V

~$ sad grep poetry of the internet


I

# facebook | grep brains

#

 

 

II

# cat ./telecom| egrep (options|competit.?.?.?.?.?)

#

# dmesg

comcast

#

 

 

III

~$ ls

~$

~$ pwd

home/fridge/

~$ ls -laR | grep food

~$

 

 

IV

# cat ./reddit/r/bitcoin/* | grep criminals

Display all 169,236 possibilities? (y or n)


 

 

V

~$ ./github/ | grep working code

OSX

~$

 

 

 

 

Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes of Altcoin Traders

heh.

Audit of the QRK blockchain discovering distribution of wealth in quarkcoin

Below is a table of top the 100 wallet balances in QRK currency, as of  13 December, 2013.  Their cumulative total balance is 57.86% of total quark assets in circulation.

I explained how my stance on QRK changed in light of some new information to /r/cryptomarkets and pasted in italics below.  This is coming from me, someone who has never liked QRK, still do not choose to buy it, still don’t necessarily trust it, and have been up to this point extremely outspoken about my distaste for QRK:

No joke. QRK may succeed despite this info being public. Some people truly don’t care and trust the bandwagon. In their defense, anyone who has knowingly invested in QRK anyhow has so far had the chance to profit off this media machine. I also noticed some well thought out comments on the QRK board…. as one user said, its not necessarily QRK itself that it is the problem

“She’s a fine ship alright, but the captain’s crazy” or s.th like that.

This investigation shed light on some things for me. These “bag holders” cannot immediately extract the “wealth they have” from quark. Quark is only valueable as an asset if they manage it well. They started a corporation, in a sense. Its not what we’re used to, and its easy for us to hate it, but if it works for QRKers, more power to them.  It is a centralized currency, and really should at the very least be not advertised as a de-centrailzed one.

Go for it QRKers.  I’m happy to see transparency in Quark.  If you trust the machine, this coin may very well do lots of new things…just remember to keep a few BTC just in case of SHTF scenarios ;-P

Source of the data is the QRK board discussion here:  http://forum.qrk.cc/thread/368/auditing-block-chain?page=21

11 hours ago ultraviolet said:An update to the top 100 list. Current as of 01:23PM UTC Dec 13, 2013.

Source: quark forum user Ultraviolet
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# Balance Address txIn lastTimeIn txOut lastTimeOut percentOfTotal cumulativeTotal
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001 14825221.95081 QdnoDHyrubA9JXGBDa6kR9zncBJD2xuSxk 5 Fri Sep 20 22:03:03 2013 2 Wed Nov 27 17:24:03 2013 6.00% 6.00%
002 10000000.00000 QNikTdkRJymtcJftQyetMRMSPMA8oagYuE 1 Wed Nov 27 17:24:03 2013 0 Never 4.05% 10.05%
003 9999999.00000 QhKwNJc9MFqVmm9sZiSbMEzjvB7DWKJL6P 1 Wed Sep 25 22:56:32 2013 0 Never 4.05% 14.10%
004 4999999.90000 QTdfvRGVu6qHLQvggV4FeYGUD1UckoqvNs 1 Tue Dec 3 03:07:36 2013 0 Never 2.02% 16.12%
005 4996147.80000 QLzSyscKUEHxfhjHaZ7RFf7pb8murXZUFY 33 Sat Dec 7 19:22:15 2013 1 Sun Dec 8 17:12:50 2013 2.02% 18.15%
006 3600184.77559 QX8fKYfEcV9R1dvZccmG1kDnRtqdNLB5sn 948 Wed Sep 11 20:39:20 2013 746 Tue Dec 10 22:41:51 2013 1.46% 19.60%
007 3170194.30829 QXctGmwt3Ec1fg5FxjQzZw3S6q8VVdhVG8 1 Fri Sep 27 11:27:25 2013 0 Never 1.28% 20.89%
008 3000000.00000 QjCEssK4xduqtH4fVeTXh5wEwnJgqxEjgM 1 Sun Oct 13 13:21:48 2013 0 Never 1.21% 22.10%
009 3000000.00000 QgqtB1Rs59qgfdvdKbeeoFFJM1nfZTUCib 1 Sun Oct 6 13:43:29 2013 0 Never 1.21% 23.32%
010 3000000.00000 QUheELSfdcsGfc4xQtqGrZruQt8dDmos3g 1 Wed Oct 2 10:59:20 2013 0 Never 1.21% 24.53%
011 3000000.00000 Qi1YTttEyWbwWhe6xa68F9cz2oS6q5ikwZ 1 Thu Oct 24 11:40:20 2013 0 Never 1.21% 25.75%
012 3000000.00000 QbU5duX7gUtTPPeSMao4BPiBeFJ8b9hEDp 1 Wed Nov 6 12:21:28 2013 0 Never 1.21% 26.96%
013 2863051.53000 QjJ2vHyHRTts1ZQaRwMvxA2DQrwYN6WknF 431 Wed Dec 4 17:49:36 2013 237 Thu Dec 12 07:04:32 2013 1.16% 28.12%
014 2587004.00000 QS1vPr6Nvc63CAKA7FRzu3JzUMjn95hQVm 29 Fri Dec 6 02:47:23 2013 18 Fri Dec 13 01:25:08 2013 1.05% 29.17%
015 2578563.90000 QfiS4tKT3TAVVYhdEKcxH9M2Rx6JY1dPMm 1 Mon Sep 30 12:12:51 2013 0 Never 1.04% 30.21%
016 2505209.24624 QRnfzUCK2jfuNiXxk2LuXSVbVhXV8YGJvG 17 Wed Nov 27 14:58:41 2013 8 Thu Dec 12 11:51:53 2013 1.01% 31.22%
017 2249589.90000 QQXygcMSEbyvpm9HjZnB3hCx7CjRnrtsAT 14 Wed Dec 4 20:37:07 2013 8 Fri Dec 13 01:25:16 2013 0.91% 32.14%
018 2149290.86806 QgsQEGgD1JWRcTHidCMmaHUpbtP8NtNNh2 1 Sat Nov 16 21:09:02 2013 0 Never 0.87% 33.01%
019 1974409.89500 QdgR2Fu78KoSELjg4DrEeWpwwpc1VmqNfo 1 Thu Dec 5 02:05:14 2013 0 Never 0.80% 33.81%
020 1792967.73830 QXaRJWP9zZCHUdSfHnizmjQBu2q43TzGzD 2043 Sat Nov 30 05:57:37 2013 1876 Wed Dec 11 12:07:53 2013 0.73% 34.53%
021 1705581.15871 QhNQxjZsxqZ57B4DL3XHMZVByiMQ3kmQBA 11 Tue Dec 10 10:58:35 2013 1 Wed Dec 11 21:05:42 2013 0.69% 35.22%
022 1699999.90000 QNoz2Kct2Jmp73w5deTNoknaEz8XrSAbZ1 3 Sun Nov 24 09:13:42 2013 0 Never 0.69% 35.91%
023 1678565.50596 QSaiJ4nwZQA4DBW1xEoJ7W1Mu6N5WSzZZN 20 Tue Nov 26 15:29:36 2013 12 Fri Dec 13 01:25:08 2013 0.68% 36.59%
024 1620491.00000 QiyJDWbU8jCs9KKDpTY4FqNWVmHhnH5Kxq 192 Wed Aug 21 22:56:20 2013 104 Sat Nov 30 04:13:39 2013 0.66% 37.25%
025 1600000.00000 QcAkeiNS9Ar3gzvna6Hr7rZUWM7tadcyht 11 Fri Aug 30 00:30:20 2013 6 Thu Dec 12 12:47:10 2013 0.65% 37.89%
026 1428636.31980 QVeZD7LicfhrfMNY4fnEg8s3k8XKnVfeA7 512 Sat Oct 19 02:16:05 2013 412 Sun Dec 8 20:15:45 2013 0.58% 38.47%
027 1302342.96458 QiCQ7zqmxNFSb21s6XXZARmwqVts3NBpca 352 Mon Dec 9 09:27:44 2013 199 Wed Dec 11 20:08:29 2013 0.53% 39.00%
028 1187440.00000 Qai15R7nVE8PNd5rJPpwcCKA6TigsehTYE 3 Thu Dec 5 18:00:34 2013 1 Tue Dec 10 11:18:25 2013 0.48% 39.48%
029 1150785.93500 QfsmwBjgXUgHocs8CvRuis8GSmZytNruHZ 4 Thu Nov 7 14:41:55 2013 0 Never 0.47% 39.95%
030 1139639.06473 QdmttL97YGqUxttDmHHbbEXh9T4sq3aT9r 1 Wed Nov 27 11:12:26 2013 0 Never 0.46% 40.41%
031 1137831.37596 QW4czcUQ3v2Jirp4ZKrFhyHh82hHLeCQzt 6 Wed Nov 20 05:54:20 2013 3 Mon Nov 4 07:44:17 2013 0.46% 40.87%
032 1131199.70969 QSErBYEDmVNd3DSXsi8peAMSRrz8DC5PMU 20 Fri Dec 13 00:18:43 2013 1 Fri Dec 6 17:52:40 2013 0.46% 41.33%
033 1075306.91659 QMcWPDmwtu8dc3Nt9osJ8djDjFCWpmLbdb 2 Sat Dec 7 01:53:49 2013 1 Wed Nov 27 14:19:11 2013 0.44% 41.76%
034 1042975.80601 QQ17JPZHRtd3D57BwbhxrHhF8FHrQVnnDP 6172 Wed Dec 11 11:43:44 2013 5601 Thu Dec 12 04:15:15 2013 0.42% 42.18%
035 1000000.00000 QcUwUhQy4uPtMhP4AQrpt3kShHgh94QZuh 2 Wed Aug 7 20:37:57 2013 1 Wed Aug 7 20:40:19 2013 0.40% 42.59%
036 998274.00120 Qbhsp6abhiN7hMs3YCQBzYqqSwhC3pCwaa 70 Sat Dec 7 06:59:41 2013 42 Sat Dec 7 11:16:57 2013 0.40% 42.99%
037 964252.80000 QRnrEeFLv33wrbc63kDUFCjd81P8jA5tSC 2 Thu Nov 7 06:01:20 2013 0 Never 0.39% 43.38%
038 812058.42298 QV3hK4FymtYBJR16erqLKEtW2GtDzbcJmw 9 Mon Nov 25 13:00:04 2013 5 Tue Dec 3 09:25:04 2013 0.33% 43.71%
039 811353.59862 QhvRrNZ5GzjJ7BK3Yuba2K7rP3QZUKJFK3 1 Fri Oct 25 12:57:31 2013 0 Never 0.33% 44.04%
040 800007.50505 QSToJQKmfYgCfpyfeoywKJXiV5T8DhzktR 6 Sun Dec 8 10:54:59 2013 3 Sat Nov 23 02:50:55 2013 0.32% 44.36%
041 800000.85000 QiVSDYPA84drGANaoJCDHVmrc18BWGyDjw 2 Sat Nov 23 03:22:22 2013 0 Never 0.32% 44.69%
042 790000.00000 QSAecKF62ZA4fRkq1itFWvs5iTajXZv3LZ 1 Thu Oct 24 13:43:55 2013 0 Never 0.32% 45.01%
043 780000.00000 QMSxgd9TjW7URU8REUDr1xFbRnfxCwATjb 1 Fri Oct 25 14:00:42 2013 0 Never 0.32% 45.32%
044 760316.70000 QeJDhd3bstXyvxE3M6T7igk2e5xcxig1B6 17 Fri Nov 29 05:34:10 2013 14 Mon Dec 9 06:43:11 2013 0.31% 45.63%
045 760000.00000 QY5mccXmZRomCTJimq86LMWiJ118kWgEoi 1 Fri Oct 25 14:07:27 2013 0 Never 0.31% 45.94%
046 757553.84664 QLkpfEc5n9MPp3dsUV4VRtqtNgYEPkrt8r 3767 Wed Dec 11 03:49:28 2013 61 Wed Dec 11 09:05:29 2013 0.31% 46.25%
047 756725.00430 QgF7bw3eMVEfPXEVNgcaPA94ww9JAbPpDM 2 Wed Dec 4 16:58:06 2013 1 Sun Aug 11 16:28:17 2013 0.31% 46.55%
048 749997.50000 QgA5qhREGQViXHxzjsAa36sYMFi5x5HV5C 8 Fri Dec 6 12:07:06 2013 1 Sat Nov 30 01:34:14 2013 0.30% 46.86%
049 736469.89125 QMgymfsRPRoDhvJRcUsv16bUY4dVfUAPgn 17 Tue Nov 26 15:39:46 2013 14 Mon Dec 9 12:40:42 2013 0.30% 47.15%
050 692958.90000 QeuYFQX9CpSFTXQZpTX2fHWPuEujhMewB5 3 Mon Nov 4 06:15:30 2013 0 Never 0.28% 47.43%
051 658839.16155 QTDKoQpuAo7vyCvNRjnZDd63SJFKRrM1fs 3250 Fri Dec 6 21:01:55 2013 3232 Wed Dec 4 07:36:42 2013 0.27% 47.70%
052 653319.01596 QTL8TcHZbNCefqXALgyXE9oQaHxgwZfwNr 1 Fri Oct 25 13:06:06 2013 0 Never 0.26% 47.97%
053 641045.57977 QNGL8YG6amAVeQXWYB3LwjvGVDqnx5DZVZ 4 Mon Dec 9 10:54:46 2013 2 Mon Dec 9 05:10:27 2013 0.26% 48.23%
054 640567.00000 QPSA6UZJSptEeYTULVeueVtubDG2Kxunhx 4 Wed Dec 11 21:44:03 2013 0 Never 0.26% 48.48%
055 632927.50000 Qd2C5vVXnF1QGC7RhQ7eHjeBpRMFGqpsQQ 89 Tue Aug 20 23:28:21 2013 71 Tue Nov 26 15:33:26 2013 0.26% 48.74%
056 631532.45318 QMea3fwTCcwodnXc21y6FaC373p3rqoptX 1 Mon Oct 7 21:13:18 2013 0 Never 0.26% 49.00%
057 618219.80000 QRDHwSaXxfu3hDLQqBWkYyZTAof8XLysNZ 11 Thu Dec 12 00:32:23 2013 9 Thu Dec 12 00:36:14 2013 0.25% 49.25%
058 617753.90000 QXhB3o2cBFRqa12QtZxddVpKz9Km7oaMYd 1 Mon Oct 28 13:03:35 2013 0 Never 0.25% 49.50%
059 612539.01811 QYqEG1ViUqfkqpzRLGERsyukj3j9mGwTMS 1 Sat Nov 30 23:45:12 2013 0 Never 0.25% 49.74%
060 610407.99652 Qjb2TsxzHWy4BhNdpTMUfLfKcgsCBc8erz 8 Sat Nov 30 04:38:46 2013 0 Never 0.25% 49.99%
061 609592.77702 QfDuUKZEaUnYKMf2TqnLv7FoyUdS8jC9x5 1 Sat Oct 26 11:10:14 2013 0 Never 0.25% 50.24%
062 605160.51153 QgLMmB1hSFWBQQb7SAwP7mocs41pDNsaXe 76 Tue Sep 3 07:38:12 2013 43 Tue Dec 3 11:57:38 2013 0.25% 50.48%
063 600000.00000 QZLV67Y1KtnM3DTJK8ZwYw12bapcx374xX 1 Sat Oct 26 05:20:08 2013 0 Never 0.24% 50.73%
064 593632.24668 QQtmW7KaHzWNBt3bX76WUMZZ7hQrSvD6fc 1 Fri Oct 25 15:12:46 2013 0 Never 0.24% 50.97%
065 587081.00000 QY66kCmWajoFmW44HGGjmBe8vkT67PM6Lb 135 Wed Nov 27 22:14:01 2013 97 Fri Nov 29 04:57:10 2013 0.24% 51.20%
066 576378.55345 Qfp3zJPfHgtgEX7co99Jm3D2wDXhxrq63K 1 Sat Nov 9 02:43:29 2013 0 Never 0.23% 51.44%
067 568932.16560 QPchm6ie18whMJcYk62eomRtidkZpMf816 1 Fri Oct 25 12:20:59 2013 0 Never 0.23% 51.67%
068 563002.86370 QZeuYWkFrr8BujQxG1kL7TM6NnqjzSQEnb 206 Wed Sep 25 13:45:19 2013 48 Thu Dec 12 18:21:18 2013 0.23% 51.90%
069 561289.98313 QPtrSM4pcwAt3LiNrUaqKUFdigEreMP4tJ 1 Thu Oct 24 13:57:52 2013 0 Never 0.23% 52.12%
070 556121.65400 QPCVW8bqQjpN45YthHdWUrRzszUKvhTwzP 1 Sat Oct 26 04:11:18 2013 0 Never 0.23% 52.35%
071 550000.90000 QYtXGyzw9CEUfrZvc7dorDoq2Wy7PafnFN 3 Sun Nov 17 08:55:20 2013 1 Wed Dec 11 17:03:52 2013 0.22% 52.57%
072 522509.85391 Qeiy4THNE61TdoW1xGcE7voSasLrLPMeLp 1 Sat Nov 30 19:58:41 2013 0 Never 0.21% 52.78%
073 518815.41296 Qec3QtYDXBWmJTCyJvUu179Fm4krHEodgt 146 Tue Dec 10 06:41:46 2013 89 Thu Dec 12 05:22:07 2013 0.21% 52.99%
074 514282.97323 QSfbHyVpw5qFTMeV3MNQuiCH2NoJ8Ayu17 1 Sat Oct 26 03:57:20 2013 0 Never 0.21% 53.20%
075 506450.00000 QUj8of3Nz87LS3Avyry4jF4JmveD8P8UVZ 2286 Thu Nov 28 09:27:43 2013 165 Fri Dec 13 05:30:35 2013 0.21% 53.41%
076 504952.00471 QYEpvVcjT1TuUDFEdUUMG1MneZeV5NQ8qg 440 Fri Dec 13 09:40:48 2013 382 Fri Dec 13 07:31:57 2013 0.20% 53.61%
077 500000.00000 QMuPwugTSqMKFYo3SaS2LKwDtPZYt9TKcQ 2 Mon Dec 9 13:15:54 2013 1 Mon Dec 9 23:10:31 2013 0.20% 53.81%
078 500000.00000 Qa4XYLHeLtQn1XWuunTB3qfpLTqESyjs4d 11 Sat Nov 30 22:24:04 2013 1 Sat Nov 30 22:01:58 2013 0.20% 54.02%
079 499999.90000 QXqzjTKLJmXPRe224xJ9JCTddXWGb44RzH 1 Sun Nov 24 06:55:17 2013 0 Never 0.20% 54.22%
080 492131.61520 QeUei7GmUzfCrmDgKbkZNQQvR2L6B5hwrF 1 Fri Oct 25 12:32:46 2013 0 Never 0.20% 54.42%
081 460003.90000 QXrC4o32LdDc1rRvRhaENJuRXF23i4T5MV 1 Sat Oct 26 05:04:22 2013 0 Never 0.19% 54.60%
082 454096.83490 QP1yjhR9mDGK5wQQBC9RRh7asbCz3iTpTd 6 Thu Dec 5 14:09:53 2013 5 Thu Dec 5 14:37:01 2013 0.18% 54.79%
083 453042.24514 QceP9suDTcipTqSpu2bLGNpf1Nd1m5619B 36757 Tue Dec 10 17:58:54 2013 1218 Fri Dec 13 02:20:39 2013 0.18% 54.97%
084 449999.80000 QasCT4zYTJtTpQpNqjunYapWNHkEMGaxg2 2 Thu Nov 28 05:50:10 2013 0 Never 0.18% 55.15%
085 449999.70000 QiCoH4MaznsWeVj5jtgpY7rAbaDMXVAQot 7 Mon Dec 9 23:33:49 2013 4 Mon Dec 9 23:39:51 2013 0.18% 55.33%
086 449996.62990 QPZd1pDBFU3Ht7zV86yvwmadhqXkEuxL8k 11 Wed Dec 4 09:52:49 2013 2 Sun Dec 8 00:56:21 2013 0.18% 55.52%
087 442368.00250 QagEkBUcJPs19WBZUVdmBMzDB9Cy7irVpH 45 Wed Aug 21 16:05:25 2013 20 Sat Nov 30 13:35:34 2013 0.18% 55.70%
088 431302.15986 QdeB8ZTKc8dnr2VjPqroBzfbtX5DUcmwbU 1 Thu Oct 24 12:19:15 2013 0 Never 0.17% 55.87%
089 431278.26898 Qgbo2XfugfuRZEgM5E7YL2uVcFfLNjPa5Y 1 Sat Oct 26 04:27:15 2013 0 Never 0.17% 56.05%
090 431123.65160 QRoWiHnCLpc6mM8Mmb9D4US13c5xJJ4h6k 1 Thu Oct 24 14:06:17 2013 0 Never 0.17% 56.22%
091 412432.40000 QRPJyhgz6r3SeaHAQAzsCu2EJE1vm632bb 1 Thu Dec 5 13:23:23 2013 0 Never 0.17% 56.39%
092 410000.00000 QjdgeCWxR1AJFaipzsSqoEZs5WYyunvFfp 24 Thu Sep 5 12:13:21 2013 8 Tue Oct 22 10:56:30 2013 0.17% 56.55%
093 406981.00595 QMH7zZfEc2TaWzS88VFMRPhDEhyXJrPTG1 12 Thu Dec 12 16:13:00 2013 2 Fri Dec 6 20:37:53 2013 0.16% 56.72%
094 406529.54319 QTaqvuEFTeGZnbyzHF777zPmvLQeY5f7iU 1 Sun Dec 8 06:30:23 2013 0 Never 0.16% 56.88%
095 405762.03833 QNsQhx67jY5Ybmbn5RyPY9SojhSD8jKhiV 99 Mon Dec 9 02:58:48 2013 80 Sat Nov 30 14:04:24 2013 0.16% 57.05%
096 404800.00000 QRjRqAeUWRGF444nz6deEVZ74RT5418Yq7 21 Thu Dec 5 01:54:53 2013 19 Sun Dec 1 18:03:18 2013 0.16% 57.21%
097 401329.30000 QPVK659bYU2Xd4KninsCZC7Q3aLNNFtWHd 104 Wed Dec 4 02:31:07 2013 67 Thu Dec 12 16:20:54 2013 0.16% 57.37%
098 400000.00000 QgKCkTGbkxqJs9rwWaEk5Soyv5fiVYT7D5 18 Wed Dec 4 14:46:35 2013 16 Wed Dec 4 22:40:09 2013 0.16% 57.53%
099 399999.90000 QYmcVoWp7Qh1SAvo3mgPsQR194cNuqi8Uu 1 Mon Dec 9 18:53:57 2013 0 Never 0.16% 57.70%
100 398656.43454 QSWWqNRakpgR1x6kqCYt6Q1EAMkfr8n5Na 1 Sat Nov 9 02:28:21 2013 0 Never 0.16% 57.86%

206869 addresses total.

Quark trying to sell me their coin – with subliminal captcha!

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Album of creepy captchas: http://imgur.com/a/Xh3iw/embed

Images are from this blog:  http://alunacrypto.blogspot.com/2013/12/behind-cryptocurrency-marketing.html

Is it funny or scary?  I’m not sure.

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A reminder to myself and others that Protoshares is a scamcoin

I couldn’t believe my eyes.  There it was at #8 on coinmarketcap.com – Protoshares, the latest and greatest of digital currencies for “regular folks.”

I was stunned to see it placing above XPM, but couldn’t exactly recall why I hated protoshares from the get go.  I only had to poke around their website for 4 or 6 minutes to remind myself why Protoshares is an inane cash grab based on an old bitcoin scam trick (the old “pre-order”) that only normal humans would fall for.

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Here’s what I did.  I went to the website and looked at the front page.  There was the initial objection staring me in the face – the abhorrent speed at which Protoshares distributes currency to early adopters.  No wonder why it hit market cap so quickly! It was invented last week and already 1/4 in circulation!  Just kidding, judge for yourself, here’s a screen cap below from their website:

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Wow, if you mined Protoshares for that first ten weeks, you would be rich!  That’s why everyone likes it.  Ok, great, case closed, or…

…perhaps Protoshares has an excuse for this ridiculous rate of introduction. It says here on the front page, somewhere beneath the bald faced lie “”We never mine anything until everyone else can too…” that there’s a reason for this ridiculous premine garbage, being:

“This schedule was chosen because ProtoShares is not a currency play but a speculation play on the future value of BitShares and BitShares should be fully developed and deployed within 6 months to 1 year.”

Oh! The old BUTTERFLY LABS TRICK. The ol’ preorder bitcoin scamzilla. Classic trick.  Let’s not buy bitcoin, a revolutionary asset class of its own, whose value is breaking price ceilings of our wildest dreams for 3 years strong – let’s forget bitcoin, and instead let’s bet on a promise from a stranger for an even better thing at a later time.

I would do this only if I were extremely high on a drug that made me temporarily very stupid.  This is classic bitcoin BS, so do not be fooled by this “oldest trick in the book.”  Protoshares has proven at this very early stage in my investigation to be completely insane and devoid of value.

But I gave it a chance – I followed the links to BitShares thinking…maybe it will sort of make sense. But it didn’t.  I have screen capped the brochure for you with some comments (above) and left links for the interested readers.  Feel free to use protoshares to profit off others in the markets, but don’t expect this joke to exist for too long.

I mean with Protoshares you’re…you’re not participating in a classic bullshit premine scam.  You’re premining for shares of a currency that hasn’t been invented yet…it’s cool, it’s all in the “October newsletter.”  But where the hell is the November newsletter?

Protoshares website: http://invictus-innovations.com/protoshares/

Crappy newsletter: http://static.squarespace.com/static/51fb043ee4b0608e46483caf/t/5270b93ee4b08363c17ae93b/1383119166043/News%20Letter%2001b%20-%20October,%202013.pdf

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