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Blockchain Poker Reaches Record Traffic During Coronavirus Pandemic, Powered by Bitcoin Cash

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Blockchain Poker Reaches Record Traffic During Coronavirus Pandemic, Powered by Bitcoin Cash

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Any bitcoin poker sites with decent ring game traffic?

I have been playing at Betcoin and checking the traffic at SWC as well, and they are both pretty weak. Any better sites out there?
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Can Blockchain Gaming Drive Cryptocurrency Adoption?

Can Blockchain Gaming Drive Cryptocurrency Adoption?
The gaming industry, with its approximately 2.5 billion gamers worldwide, is a lucrative target and an immense field of application for blockchain itself, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that could no doubt give a mighty push toward taking and making the technology mainstream. Honestly, this is not quite a news as the efforts to establish cryptocurrencies in the entertainment sector have gone a long way, with varying degrees of success.
by StealthEX
What they were, how it fared, and where things are going now – these questions deserve their own inquiry. So let’s take a look at how gaming facilitates cryptocurrency adoption, in what ways, and whether exposing the blockchain tech to a user base of a third of the world’s population would help oil the wheels of this sportster in a major way and ultimately cause a tectonic shift in the gaming industry itself.

A Little Bit of History

As Bitcoin kicked off in late 2008, with its first transaction hitting, or effectively starting, the blockchain in early January of 2009, it had taken well over two years till the cryptocurrency got involved in online gambling. It was the now-defunct mobile poker platform, Switchpoker, a developer of an online poker room that started to accept Bitcoin as a deposit and payment option. You can still find a topic on Bitcointalk.org about this news dated back to November 23, 2011.
In April 2012, Erik Voorhees, an American entrepreneur and early Bitcoin adopter, founded Satoshi Dice, arguably the oldest online cryptocasino on the block, which is still pretty much alive today, although Voorhees sold it in a year. What makes it truly intriguing is the fact that during its early years the casino was generating half of all the transactions on the Bitcoin network. In short, online gambling was critically important in Bitcoin’s infancy years as it helped promote cryptocurrency awareness that led to future growth and expansion into other areas.
Some folks are certainly going to argue that gambling is not the same thing as gaming. The commonly accepted view is that gaming is based on skill while gambling on chance. We won’t debate over this point. However, as every poker player knows, the outcome of a poker game depends not only on luck, but also on skill and expertise. Put simply, there are large gray areas and overlaps. All things considered, our exposition would be missing a big chunk of significant history without giving due credit to gambling and how it helped Bitcoin adoption.
Now that online gambling is off our chest, we can safely turn to gaming as it is understood in the industry, and look at how it helped the blockchain space. One of the first uses of Bitcoin in a major game that we are aware of started in 2014 with the launch of BitQuest, a Minecraft server that used Bitcoin for in-game transactions. Within the gaming environment you could buy valuable in-game stuff from other users with the so-called bits, small fractions of a Bitcoin, and earn them by completing in-game tasks or challenges like killing local monsters.
BitQuest closed the server in summer of 2019, and its brand name now belongs to a different entity not involved with gaming, but it still produced an impact. In essence, this effort successfully demonstrated how a cryptocurrency, in this case Bitcoin, can be used in lieu of a native in-game currency that players can earn, buy and spend as well as withdraw. This has serious implications for two main reasons. First, Bitcoin, unlike any other purely in-game currency, has uses outside the game and its ecosystem, and, second, its supply cannot be manipulated by the game developers, which makes the game by far more fair and square.
Needless to say, the example that BitQuest had set encouraged other market participants to look into Bitcoin as an alternative option for in-game currencies. Another popular Minecraft server, PlayMC, also introduced Bitcoin into its world in 2015, but ceased the operation just two years later. There were a few other servers experimenting with altcoins, more specifically, Dogecoin, but most of them disappeared from the scene shortly thereafter, failing to attract enough die-hard Minecraft fans.

What Has Changed?

With the arrival of smart contract-enabled blockchains such as Ethereum, EOS and TRON, the phrase “blockchain gaming” has taken on a more literal meaning as these blockchains allow games to be designed and played entirely on-chain in much the same manner trades are made on a decentralized exchange. While TRON stands for “The Real-time Operating system Nucleus”, there is an obvious reference to a once popular arcade game based on a titular 1982 science fiction film that ultimately garnered a cult following.
CryptoKitties is likely the most popular game ever released in the Ethereum ecosystem and probably in the whole crypto space so far. Its test version was made available on October 19, 2017, and it was an instant success. By the end of 2017 over 200,000 people signed up for the game, spending over $20 million in Ether. We won’t delve into its “gameplay” as it is beyond the scope of this article, and most certainly you are well familiar with it anyway. But what we absolutely should write about is the effect it made and the repercussions it produced.
It could be said that CryptoKitties was to the Ethereum blockchain what Satoshi Dice had been to Bitcoin in the early days of crypto. At the peak of its popularity the game reportedly accounted for 20-25% of all Ethereum’s traffic that clogged the entire Ethereum network, with transaction fees skyrocketing. No wonder lots of people got pissed off with this turn of events. However, despite all the rage and fury, CryptoKitties amply demonstrated what a success means in the blockchain gaming field, how it looks and feels in practice.
It is hard to estimate how much CryptoKitties contributed to cryptocurrency adoption. But given that a few hundred thousand people got involved in this game alone and many more with dozens of blockchain games that it has spawned, like Etherbots, Gods Unchained, The Six Dragons, etc, this indisputable triumph surely counts as a massive contribution by any definition or metric. Moreover, it also revealed the weaknesses of the contemporary blockchain solutions and what exactly should be done to overcome them.
Evolution never goes linearly. In fact, it generally doesn’t go in curves, circles, or zig zags, either. It always moves along very diverse routes, directions and entire dimensions like plants and animals, viruses and bacteria, and, well, dinosaurs and mammals. The evolution of gaming in crypto space is no different. СryptoKitties and other games share essentially the same tech under the hood – building games on some advanced general-purpose blockchain such as Ethereum. But it is not the only front that crypto gaming has been advancing on, nor is it the only way to introduce gaming to cryptocurrencies, and vice versa.
A more recent approach is based on designing either a standalone cryptocurrency or a token on a smart contract-enabled blockchain to be used across many games that support it as an in-game currency. As a result, gamers can enjoy true ownership of their in-game assets (the so-called non-fungible tokens, or NFTs), safe item trading outside the game, and cross-game compatibility. This path has been taken by such projects as Enjin (ENJ), GAME Credits (GAME), Decentraland (MANA), WAX (WAXP) and others, with their respective cryptocurrencies fueling a range of games.
A somewhat different avenue is taken by Funfair (FUN), Chromia (CHR) and Lucid Sight, which are offering platforms that blockchain games can be built on. Thus, Lucid Sight’s Scarcity Engine is focused more on game creators than end users, that is to say, gamers, allowing developers to integrate blockchain into their games. It aims to obliterate the difference between blockchain-based games and traditional gaming platforms. Funfair, on the other hand, leans more toward creating custom-built blockchain casinos, with its FUN token as a casino “chip”. So much for no more gambling, huh.
Our account of events would be incomplete if we didn’t mention yet another attempt to make use of Minecraft for the purpose of introducing cryptocurrencies to the gaming public. This time, a new Minecraft mod called SatoshiQuest has emerged. To participate in it, the gamers pay $1 in Bitcoin and get one in-game life. The pooled coins make up the loot, and the challenge is to find a minimum of 400 key fragments into which the keys to the Bitcoin wallet containing the prize are divided. And who said that evolution doesn’t loop?

Challenges and Future Prospects

The knockout popularity of СryptoKitties has clearly shown the scale of cryptocurrency mass adoption that blockchain gaming can trigger. As the game developers themselves put it, their “goal is to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain technology”. They believe that “the technology has immense benefits for consumers, but for those benefits to be realized, it needs to be experienced to be understood”. Speaking more broadly, as more people start using cryptocurrencies for gaming, they may eventually become interested in using their coins for purposes other than playing one game or another.
With that said, it is now as clear that there are two main barriers on the way there. The first is the limitations of the blockchain tech itself that essentially limits blockchain gaming to NFTs, in-game currencies, streamlined payments, and similar stuff. This is mostly a technical challenge anyway, and we could realistically expect it to be solved sooner or later. The other issue is applicable to the gaming industry as a whole. People en masse would only play games that are truly engaging and immersive, technical issues aside.
So the bottom line is that we need the convergence of these two vectors to make blockchain a dominating force in the gaming industry. First, the blockchain tech should have the capacity for running multiplayer games that major video game developers like Blizzard, Valve and Ubisoft produce, no trade-offs here. Then, we actually need the games like Warcraft, Counter-Strike or Far Cry that can be played on blockchain, to make it matter. Only after we get there, the gaming industry will likely become a primary driver behind cryptocurrency adoption.
What are your thoughts on how gaming facilitates cryptocurrency adoption? Tell us your ideas in the comments below.
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08-18 03:45 - 'People, stop saying bitcoins is going to destroy "the financial system as we know it" (STORY)' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/graydoggames removed from /r/Bitcoin within 291-301min

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The last month I actually worked, I was earnings $2,165 per week. After taxes, I got to take home... $965. I don't even pay child support.
Federal tax, provincial tax, employment insurance, parental insurance, mandatory retirement plan (taken "from source" as they say it), medical insurance (mandatory), union fee, professsional order fee....
... all taken right from my pay and I couldn't say a word about it.
Of course, in addition to all that, I still needed to pay sales taxes (15%), property taxes (5k a year), gas taxes, school taxes................................................... Likewise, I had to pay parking at work every day, gas to go to work, dinner lunches, etc etc etc.
I did the math once, and from $2,165, after you count everything, I got to take home $500 IF I was lucky.
Less than 25% of what I earned was actually mine.
So, why am I telling you this?
Because at some point, I just... gave up. I didn't see it as "being worth it" anymore.
This is when I quit my job to pursue other passions. I ended up, amongst other things, on poker and cryptocurrencies.
Today, I earn way less than back when I was working, but I actually take a lot more home. I don't have to spend 2+ hours per day in traffic, find parking, obey bullshit orders from idiots that don't know anything but got higher positions because they are better at licking boots, and I don't have the frustration that I get from work. I have a lot more free time and am generally WAY happier.
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So, again, why am I telling you this? Because as long as people are willing to pull up with this bullshit, nothing will change. I have a friend who STILL partake in that "rat race" ... except that he also has to pay child support. He takes even less home, yet he never even THINK about bitching about it.
To be clear, I am not anti-taxes, but can we fucking agree than if I earn $110,000 a year, I should take home more than $25,000?
Can we AT LEAST agree on that? That it's not worth it? My boss' daily BONUS (not even his wages) is more than $25,000 AND that is not taxable (it's a capital gains).
Do you think that's even remotely close to fair?
I see people here being VERY optimistic about bitcoins and to be honest, so am I. I made a promise to myself I wouldn't sell bitcoins until they reach 100k. I took cash advances on my credit card to buy bitcoins. That's how much I fucking love bitcoins. I really believe in it (And ether).
But even if bitcoins hits $1M, which I hope, it's not going to cause a dent in the financial system until people decice they have enough.
At $100,000 per bitcoins, the entire bitcoin market cap would be less than $2T, which is less than Apple, ONE company.
Add in the lost bitcoins (4M?) and we can see that even if bitcoin reaches $1,000,000, the entire market cap will be around $20T which, while huge, is insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
In the last four months alone, the FED has printed $6T. They basically created that money out of thin air and trust me, they are nowhere near done yet. That's 30x the current market cap of bitcoins, printed, invented, made up, you pick your own word.
Trump sent $1200 to every working american (and then some). Do the math.
To say that bitcoins can disrupt the financial system is simply fake. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's insanely unlikely. It will not unseat banks, big corporations and other entities trying (and suceeding) to enslave us. Simply because these people can invent as much money as they want.
THIS is why I paid 75% in taxes by the way. Because my province keeps printing more and more money to give to their buddies. I could go on about how horrible this province is mismanaged (most corrupt in the country) or how they waste trillions year after year, how they give themselves huge bonuses and billions (see: Trudeau WE, commandites scandal, etc etc etc). That's money that they rob from YOU AND I.
They take your 75% income tax and fuck you in the ass with it. Trust me, you get far fewer services that you think you do. Again I'm not against taxation but 75% while those people steal billions is ludicrous.
And as long as people are willing to put up with it, nothing will change. Bitcoins cannot change the mentality of "I slave every day to enrich billionaires who don't give a shit about me." I quit working because it just wasn't worth it, but the vast majority show up day after day to enrich CEOs, corporations, shareholders, and the government.
The dollar is not backed on gold. It's backed by good will. Meaning, the faith that the printed money is backed by the economy. If people refuse to take part in the economy, or even use loopholes to partake in it as little as possible, THEN the financial system will crash. But as long as people obey orders and allow themselves to get ripped off (that $6T printed money will lead to either of two things: higher taxes, or higher inflation, or both), the system will survive, bitcoins or not.
Yes, bitcoin can help that financial system crash, but by themselves, no matter the price, they cannot "start" or "achieve" anything, even if they reach $1,000,000. Bitcoin entire market cap is peanuts compared to how much those people rob, year after year.
I'll conclude by saying the bitcoin's most important attribute is that there is a fixed number. Obviously you cannot print unlimited bitcoins like the FED is doing with money right now and in 5-10 years I would bet new bitcoins will be very, very rare. Bitcoin isn't going anywhere but up and I'm holding until it hits 100k MINIMUM. But to conclude, don't think it's anything but a blimp for the world's economy. An important blimp, but a blimp nonetheless.
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People, stop saying bitcoins is going to destroy "the financial system as we know it" (STORY)
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An online poker boom could be upon us, but.....

Man would it be sweet if some big players got together and pushed for the legalization of online poker in the US. Would be huge right now to keep everyone in doors and make some extra tax money.
Sure, a boom could be upon us, but what are these off-shore grey-area sites going to do when their site can’t handle the traffic and are shutting down on a daily basis? I also worry about the fluctuation of bitcoin and markets crashing and these sites still paying out.
Are you going to start playing online? If so, where? Discuss. My initial thoughts are ACR, Poker bros, Ignition? I’d like to pick one and stick with it.
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5Dimes Review, What You Should Know About Their Bonuses

I’ve noticed a heck ton of Reddit threads about 5Dimes recently, with some accusing it of being a scam, others having a pop at the owner for being a fraud, and still others just generally being super hostile towards it, claiming it’s only popular because U.S. sports bettors aren’t exactly spoiled for choice.
So anyhow with all that in mind, I decided to clear a few things up for y’all with a 5Dimes review.
A bit about me: I’ve been sports betting for a number of years now and have been using 5Dimes for a few months. I started using them for the 2019 Super Bowl when a buddy and me decided on a whim to back the Patriots. I’ve made a fair amount of cash (although I only bet for fun).
Anyway, without further ado, here’s my 5Dimes review:
Pros of 5Dimes:
Legal in the U.S.
Super low line prices (the lowest I’ve seen, at least)
Bitcoin available
Contrary to popular belief, winning players do NOT get banned. I’ve made a clean profit of $5000 since I started using 5Dimes and have had no account restrictions, delayed withdrawals or nothing
Live dealer casino available
5dimes payout is good
Cons of 5Dimes:
Ugly interface
Bonuses are trash
Mobile client is average and laggy
Grand Poker available but the traffic is too low to make it enjoyable
General questions about 5Dimes answered:
Is 5Dimes safe?
Yes. In fact, the customer support is really good as well. 5/5
Is 5Dimes legit?
Absolutely. Don’t believe it when you see folk trashing it. This is a 100% legit site
How long does a 5dimes withdrawal take to process?
Depends on your method. Bank transfer can take a long time (a week, perhaps), but Bitcoin should take just 24 hours. An initial authorisation process is required but this is standard practice.
Verdict on 5Dimes
I like it. Never had a problem in the time I’ve been using it … but I would also say that it looks old asf. The interface needs to change to bring it in line with modern sports bookmakers. The bonuses are crap too. But if you’re looking for a decent US sportsbook that offers a variety of markets on American sports, you can’t really go wrong here.
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WOW. WinPoker.com accepts bitcoin. THE WORLD'S LARGEST POKER NETWORK

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Mixed Game Players in the US

Hello, if you're a mixed game player in the US, where do you currently play online? I've played at SwC Poker for a couple of years now, but upon return from a break, the action has died down a bit.
Why is a site like this, which offers great games like badeucy, courchevel, and dealer's choice not more popular with you guys? What would make you want to play there more? Thanks for reading.
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BITCOIN DIVORCE – BITCOIN CORE VS BITCOIN CASH EXPLAINED

Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are confusing, especially to newbies. They are likely unaware of the history and reasoning for the existence of these two coins. This ignorance is likely persisted by the censorship practised at bitcoin and Bitcointalk.org for several years. (rbitcoinbanned includes examples of the censoring.)
Most of the following is an explanation of the history of Bitcoin, when there was only one Bitcoin. Then it explains the in-fighting and why it forked into two Bitcoins: 1) Bitcoin Legacy and 2) Bitcoin Cash, which happens in the last section (THE DIVORCE). Feel free to suggest edits or corrections. Later, I will publish this on Medium as well.
BITCOIN WAS AN INSTRUMENT OF WAR
For Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator, and the initial supporters, Bitcoin was more than just a new currency. It was an instrument of war.
Who are they fighting against?
The government and central banks.
There is an abundance of evidence of this, starting with Satoshi Nakamoto’s original software.
BATTLE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
Governments around the world ban online gambling by banning their currency from being used as payment. The original Bitcoin software included code for Poker. Yes, Poker.
Here is the original code: https://github.com/trottieoriginal-bitcoin/blob/mastesrc/uibase.cpp
Search for “Poker”, “Deal Me Out”, “Deal Hand”, “Fold”, “Call”, “Raise”, “Leave Table”, “DitchPlayer”.
Bitcoin gave the middle finger to the government and found a way to get around their ban. In the initial years, it was mainly gambling operators that used Bitcoin, such as SatoshiDice. Was this a coincidence? Gambling is one of the best, if not, the best application for Bitcoin. It was no wonder that gambling operators embraced Bitcoin, including gambling mogul Calvin Ayre.
Bitcoin enabled people to rebel against the government in other ways as well, such as Silk Road, which enabled people to buy and sell drugs.
ANTI-GOVERNMENT LIBERTARIANS AND CYPHERPUNKS
Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy. They are against authority and state power. Cypherpunks are activists advocating widespread use of cryptography as a route to social and political change. Their common thread is their dislike for the government.
Bitcoin was created by libertarians and cypherpunks.
Satoshi Nakamoto used cryptography mailing lists to communicate with other cypherpunks such as Wei Dai. Satoshi Nakamoto wrote:
“It’s very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code than with words though.”
Satoshi Nakamoto was rebellious to government control. Someone argued with Satoshi by stating: “You will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography.” Satoshi replied:
"Yes, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.
Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.”
Nakamoto was critical of the central bank. He wrote:
"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts.”
It is no wonder that the first supporters of Bitcoin were libertarians as well, who agreed with Satoshi’s ideology and saw the potential of Bitcoin to fulfill their ideology.
One of the biggest benefits that Bitcoin supporters want, is “censorship resistance”. What does this mean? It means: to be able to spend your money any way you want. It means: how to get around government regulations and bans. It means: how to do something despite the government.
Roger Ver, an early Bitcoin supporter, heavily criticizes the government for engaging in wars around the world that kills civilians and children. When he ran as a Libertarian candidate in an election against the Republicans and Democrats, he criticized the ATF and FBI for murdering children in their raid in Waco, Texas. At the time, Ver and many other merchants were selling fireworks on eBay without a license. The ATF charged Ver and sent him to prison, but did not charge any of the other merchants. (https://youtu.be/N6NscwzbMvI?t=47m50s) This must have angered Ver a lot.
Since then, Ver has been on a mission to weaken and shrink the government. When he learned about Bitcoin in February 2011, he saw it as his weapon to accomplish his goal…his instrument of war.
Ver was already a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He sold his company, bought Bitcoins and was the first to invest in Bitcoin startups, such as Bitpay, Blockchain.info, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, Bitcoinstore.com and others. Then he worked full-time to promote Bitcoin. Bitpay became the largest Bitcoin payment processor. Blockchain.info became the largest provider of Bitcoin wallets. Much of the growth of Bitcoin since 2011 can be attributed to Ver's companies.
More evidence of Ver’s anti-government sentiment emerged when he recently announced that he is working to create a society with no government at all (FreeSociety.com).
HOW TO WIN THE WAR
To win the war, Bitcoin must be adopted and widely used by the masses. When people use Bitcoin instead of their national fiat currency, the government becomes weaker. The government can no longer do the following:
It is not only important to get the masses to adopt Bitcoin, but it is also important to get them to adopt it quickly. If it takes a long time, governments will have more time to think twice about allowing Bitcoin to exist and will have more justifications to ban it. They can claim that Bitcoin is used for ransomware, terrorism, etc. If Bitcoin is adopted by the masses to buy everyday goods, such as food and clothing, then it will be harder for them to stop it.
IS BITCOIN WINNING?
Yes and no.
Bitcoin has definitely become more popular over the years. But, it is not achieving Satoshi Nakamoto’s goals.
Satoshi defined Bitcoin and his goal. The title of his white paper is:
“Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”
Is Bitcoin being used as cash? Unfortunately, it is not. It is being used as a store of value. However, the title of Satoshi’s white paper was not:
“Bitcoin: A Store of Value”
There is utility in having a store of value, of course. People need it and Bitcoin has superior features to gold. Therefore, it is likely that Bitcoin can continue gaining in popularity and price as it continues to compete and take market share away from gold.
However, both gold and Bitcoin are not being used as currency.
If Bitcoin does not replace fiat currencies, will it weaken governments? No, because no matter how many people buy gold or Bitcoin (as a store of value), they do not weaken governments. To do so, Bitcoin must replace fiat currencies.
BITCOIN LOSING TO FIAT
In the initial years, Bitcoin was taking market share from fiat currencies. But, in the past year, it is losing market share. Dell, Wikipedia and airlines have stopped accepting bitcoin. SatoshiDice and Yours switched to Bitcoin Cash. According to Businessinsider:
"Out of the leading 500 internet sellers, just three accept bitcoin, down from five last year.”
Why is Bitcoin losing market share to fiat? According to Businessinsider:
“when they do try to spend it, it often comes with high fees, which eliminates the utility for small purchases, or it takes a long time to complete the transaction, which could be a turn-off.”
Why are there high fees and long completion times?
Because of small blocks.
SCALING DEBATE – THE BIG MARITAL FIGHT
Why isn't the block size increased?
Because Core/Blockstream believes that big blocks lead to centralization to fewer people who can run the nodes. They also believe that off-chain solutions will provide faster and cheaper transactions. There are advocates for bigger blocks, but because Core/Blockstream control the software, Bitcoin still has the original, one megabyte block since 8 years ago. (Core developers control Bitcoin’s software and several of the key Core developers are employed by Blockstream, a private, for-profit company.)
Businesses, users and miners have asked for four years for the block size to be increased. They point out that Satoshi has always planned to scale Bitcoin by increasing the block size. For four years, Core/Blockstream has refused.
The Bitcoin community split into two factions:
This scaling debate and in-fighting went on for several years. You can read more about it at: https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/6rxw7k/informative_btc_vs_bch_articles/dl8v4lp/?st=jaotbt8m&sh=222ce783
SMALL BLOCKERS VS BIG BLOCKERS
Why has Blockstream refused to increase block size? There are a few possible reasons:
  1. They truly believe that big blocks means that fewer people would be able to run full nodes, which would lead to centralization and that the best roadmap is with off-chain solutions. (However, since 2009, hard disk space has exploded. A 4TB disk costs $100 and can store 10 years of blocks. This price is the equivalent to a handful of Bitcoin transaction fees. Also, Satoshi never planned on having every user run full nodes. He envisioned server farms. Decentralization is needed to achieve censorship-resistance and to make the blockchain immutable. This is already accomplished with the thousands of nodes. Having millions or billions of nodes does not increase the censorship-resistance and does not make the blockchain more immutable.)
  2. Blockstream wants small blocks, high fees and slow confirmations to justify the need for their off-chain products, such as Liquid. Blockstream sells Liquid to exchanges to move Bitcoin quickly on a side-chain. Lightning Network will create liquidity hubs, such as exchanges, which will generate traffic and fees for exchanges. With this, exchanges will have a higher need for Liquid. This is the only way that Blockstream will be able to repay the $76 million to their investors.
  3. They propose moving the transactions off the blockchain onto the Lightning Network, an off-chain solution. By doing so, there is a possibility of being regulated by the government (see https://np.reddit.com/btc/comments/7gxkvj/lightning_hubs_will_need_to_report_to_irs/). One of Blockstream’s investors/owners is AXA. AXA’s CEO and Chairman until 2016 was also the Chairman of Bilderberg Group. The Bilderberg Group is run by politicians and bankers. According to GlobalResearch, Bilderberg Group wants “a One World Government (World Company) with a single, global marketplace…and financially regulated by one ‘World (Central) Bank’ using one global currency.” Does Bilderberg see Bitcoin as one component of their master plan?
  4. They do not like the fact that most of the miners are in China. In this power-struggle, they would like to take away control and future revenues from China, by scaling off-chain.
Richard Heart gives his reasons why block size should not be increased, in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2941&v=iFJ2MZ3KciQ
He cites latency as a limitation and the reason for doing off-chain scaling. However, latency has been dramatically reduced since 2009 when Bitcoin started with 1MB blocks. Back then, most residential users had 5-10 Mbps internet speed. Now, they have up to 400 Mbps up to 1 Gbps. That’s a 40 to 200X increase. Back in 2009, nobody would’ve thought that you can stream 4k videos.
He implies that 10 minute intervals between block creations are needed in order for the blocks to sync. If internet speed has increased by 40-200X, why can’t the block size be increased?
He claims that bigger blocks make it more difficult for miners to mine the blocks, which increases the chances of orphaned blocks. However, both speeds and the number of mining machines have increased dramatically, causing hashing power on the network to exponentially increase since 2009. This will likely continue increasing in the future.
Richard says that blocks will never be big enough to do 2,000 transactions per second (tps). He says that all of the forks in the world is only going to get 9 tps. Since his statement, Peter Rizun and Andrew Stone have shown that a 1 core CPU machine with 3 Mbps internet speed can do 100 tps. (https://youtu.be/5SJm2ep3X_M) Rizun thinks that visa level (2,000 tps) can be achieved with nodes running on 4-core/16GB machines, bigger blocks and parallel processing to take advantage of the multiple CPU cores.
Even though Rizun and Stone are showing signifiant increases in tps with bigger blocks, the big blockers have never been against a 2nd layer. They’ve always said that you can add a 2nd layer later.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS MINERS
According to Satoshi, Bitcoin should be governed by those with the most hashing power. One hash, one vote. However, Core/Blockstream does not agree with this. Due to refusals for four years to increase block size, it would seem that Core/Blockstream has been able to wrestle control away from miners. Is this because they want control? Is this because they don’t want the Chinese to have so much, or any, control of Bitcoin? Is this because they prefer to eventually move the revenue to the West, by moving most of the transactions off chain?
DIFFERENT AGENDAS
It would seem that Businesses/Users and Core/Blockstream have very different agendas.
Businesses/Users want cheap and fast transactions and see this as an immediate need. Core/Blockstream do not. Here are some quotes from Core/Blockstream:
Greg Maxwell: "I don't think that transaction fees mattering is a failing-- it's success!”
Greg Maxwell: "fee pressure is an intentional part of the system design and to the best of the current understanding essential for the system's long term survial. So, uh, yes. It's good."
Greg Maxwell: "There is a consistent fee backlog, which is the required criteria for stability.”
Peter Wuille: "we - as a community - should indeed let a fee market develop, and rather sooner than later”
Luke-jr: "It is no longer possible to keep fees low.”
Luke-jr: "Just pay a $5 fee and it'll go through every time unless you're doing something stupid.”
Jorge Timón: "higher fees may be just what is needed”
Jorge Timón: "Confirmation times are fine for those who pay high fees.”
Jorge Timón: “I think Adam and I agree that hitting the limit wouldn't be bad, but actually good for an young and immature market like bitcoin fees.”
Mark Friedenbach: "Slow confirmation, high fees will be the norm in any safe outcome."
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions.”
Greg Maxwell: “There is nothing wrong with full blocks, and blocks have been “full” relative to what miners would produce for years. Full blocks is the natural state of the system”
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions. I'm afraid increasing the block size will kick this can down the road and let people (and the large Bitcoin companies) relax”
Why don’t Core/Blockstream care about cheap and fast transactions? One possible reason is that they do not use Bitcoin. They might own some, but they do not spend it to buy coffee and they do not use it to pay employees. They aren’t making hundreds of transactions per day. They do not feel the pain. As engineers, they want a technical utopia.
Businesses/Users on the other hand, feel the pain and want business solutions.
An analogy of this scaling debate is this:
You have a car that is going 50 kph. The passengers (Bitcoin users) want to go 100 kph today, but eventually in the future, they want to go 200 kph. The car is capable of going 100 kph but not 200 kph. Big blockers are saying: Step on the accelerator and go 100 kph. Small blockers are saying: Wait until we build a new car, which will go 200 kph. Meanwhile, the passengers are stuck at 50 kph.
Not only do Big blockers think that the car can simply go faster by stepping on the accelerator, they have already shown that the car can go even faster by adding a turbocharger (even bigger blocks) and making sure that every cylinder is firing (parallel process on multiple CPU cores). In addition, they are willing to use the new car if and when it gets built.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS USERS
If you watch this debate from 2017-02-27 (https://youtu.be/JarEszFY1WY), an analogy can be made. Core/Blockstream is like the IT department and Bitcoin.com (Roger Ver and Jake Smith) is like the Sales/Marketing department (users). Core/Blockstream developers hold, but do not use Bitcoin. Blockstream does not own nor use Bitcoin.
Roger Ver's companies used to use or still use Bitcoin every day. Ver’s MemoryDealers was the first company to accept Bitcoin. Johnny seems to think that he knows what users want, but he rarely uses Bitcoin and he is debating one of the biggest users sitting across the table.
In all companies, Marketing (and all other departments) are IT’s customer. IT must do what Marketing wants, not the other way around. If Core/Blockstream and Roger Ver worked in the same company, the CEO would tell Core/Blockstream to give Roger what he wants or the CEO would fire Core/Blockstream.
But they don’t work for the same company. Roger and other businesses/users cannot fire Core/Blockstream.
Core/Blockstream wants to shoot for the best technology possible. They are not interested in solving short term problems, because they do not see high fees and long confirmation times as problems.
BLOCKSTREAM VS LIBERTARIANS
There are leaders in each camp. One can argue that Blockstream is the leader of the Small Blockers and Roger Ver (supported by Gavin Andresen, Calvin Ayre, businesses and some miners) is the leader of the Big Blockers.
Blockstream has openly called for full blocks and higher fees and they are preparing to scale with Lightning Network. As mentioned before, there is a possibility that Lightning hubs will be regulated by the government. Luke-jr tweeted “But State has authority from God” (https://twitter.com/LukeDashjstatus/934611236695789568?s=08)
Roger Ver wants Bitcoin to regulate the government, not the other way around. He wants to weaken and shrink the government. In addition to separation of church and state, he wants to see separation of money and state. He felt that Bitcoin can no longer do this. He pushed for solutions such as Bitcoin Unlimited.
THE DIVORCE
To prepare for off-chain scaling, Core/Blockstream forked Bitcoin by adding Segwit, which I will refer to as Bitcoin Legacy. This is still referred to by the mainstream as Bitcoin, and it has the symbol BTC.
After four years of refusal by Blockstream, the big blockers, out of frustration, restored Bitcoin through a fork, by removing Segwit from Bitcoin Legacy and increased the block size. This is currently called Bitcoin Cash and has the symbol BCH.
Bitcoin Legacy has transformed from cash to store-of-value. It had a 8 year head start in building brand awareness and infrastructure. It’s likely that it will continue growing in popularity and price for a while.
Bitcoin Cash most resembles Satoshi’s “peer-to-peer cash”. It will be interesting to see if it will pick up from where Bitcoin Legacy left off and take market share in the fiat currency space. Libertarians and cypherpunks will be able to resume their mission of weakening and shrinking the government by promoting Bitcoin Cash.
Currently, Bitcoin Cash can fulfill the role of money, which includes medium of exchange (cash) and store-of-value functions. It will be interesting to see if off-chain scaling (with lower fees and faster confirmations) will enable Bitcoin Legacy to be used as a currency as well and fulfill the role of money.
This is an example of the free market and open competition. New companies divest or get created all the time, to satisfy different needs. Bitcoin is no different.
Small blockers and big blockers no longer need to fight and bicker in the same house. They have gone their separate ways.
Both parties have want they want. Blockstream can store value and generate revenue from their off-chain products to repay their investors. Libertarians (and gambling operators) can rejoice and re-arm with Bitcoin Cash to take on the government. They can continue with their mission to get freedom and autonomy.
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[H] Motorsport Manager, Dirt Rally, leftover humble and fanatical games [W] Offers

[Have]

Caveblazers - Arena Mode
Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack
Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017
War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin
Quiplash
Drawful 2
Grid 2
Mini Metro
Poly Bridge
Alien Shooter
SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition
Alien Rage - Unlimited
Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
Football Girls: Dream Team!
Firewood + Firewood Soundtrack
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
A Hand in the Darkness
A SECOND BEFORE US
Dark SASI
Guns of Icarus Alliance
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Pocket Kingdom
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
The Entity
Lost Castle
Mr. Shifty
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Rencounter
1775: Rebellion
Arkshot
Cally's Caves 4
Original Journey
Praetorians
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection
Windward
Goosebumps: The Game
Star Vikings Forever
The Last Door: Season One
Aviary attorney
Uncanny Valley
A Tale of Caos: Overture
Battle for Orion 2
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
CAT Interstellar (Early Access)
Dead Dust
DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
My Personal Angel
Reroll: Back to the throne
Ripped Pants at Work
Royal Heroes
Serial Cleaner
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Sweet Volley High
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Girl on the Train
140
AI War: Fleet Command
Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars
Black The Fall
Blockstorm
Bomb Defense
Chroma Squad
Defend The Highlands
Defend Your Life
Deponia
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition
Dominari Tournament
Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4
Dungeons 2
Else Heart.Break()
Endless Legend™ - Classic Edition
Endless Space - Collection
Fault milestone one
Fearless Fantasy
Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War
FreeCell Quest
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Girls Like Robots
Gold Rush! Anniversary
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Guns of Icarus Online
Hacknet
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Deluxe
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition
Hyperdrive Massacre
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Lost Civilization
Lumino City
Luna Sky
Marooners
Minion Masters
Mirage: Arcane Warfare
Morphblade
Neon Chrome
No Time To Explain Remastered
OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX
Odallus: The Dark Call
Offensive Combat: Redux!
One Finger Death Punch
Over 9000 Zombies!
Panzer Corps
PARTICLE MACE
Planet Ancyra Chronicles
Platypus
Poker Night at the Inventory
PolyRace
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Running with Rifles
Satellite Reign
Scanner Sombre
Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete
Skullgirls
Splasher
Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content
Squareface
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Super 3-D Noah's Ark
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Tank Operations: European Campaign
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
The Emptiness Deluxe Edition
The Orphan Dreams
Tick's Tales
TIS-100
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found
Tumblestone
Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition
UBERMOSH:BLACK
Uurnog Uurnlimited
Wasteland
World of Mixed Martial Arts 3
You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel
Z
Z.A.R.
Dungeon Rushers: Crawler RPG
Dungeon Souls
Legends of Eisenwald
Braveland Pirate
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms -- Celeste Starter Pack
Motorsport Manager
iO
Frankenstein: Master of Death
Pony Island
Stellar Interface
Crazy Machines 3
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Staxel
Dirt Rally
Cook,Serve,Delicious
Pizza Connection
Railroad Tycoon 3
Victor Vran
Crazy Machines 2
The Political Machine 2016
Moon Hunters
Crafting Tycoon
Spectrum
Spirits
TRAFICO
Tales of Berseria
The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude
Thirty Flights of Loving
Sunrider: Liberation Day - Captain's Edition
Wasted Pizza
Fallen Enchantress
The 39 Steps
The Flame in the Flood
Stories: The Path of Destinies

Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/150gems

Farcraft/Gai Travel
The Duller
Escape from here
Retro Space Shooter
Robo-orders
Mission: Wolf
Robot Warriors
The God Paradox
Colony On Mars
Africa Hunting
Santa Run
Ukrainian ball in search of gas
BAE
BAE 2
OutSplit
SCREW-NUT
Need For Gowna
RollingBall: Unlimited World
Mighty Gemstones
Mighty Gemstones - Hardest Levels
Thirsty Bubble
Rainbow Rage Squad
rOt
Beach Restaurant
Circle UP
Beyond the Wall
Fluffy Friends 2
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
Spermination
Vampires!
Viki Spotter: The Farm
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 4
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 3
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia
Trivia Vault: 1980's Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia
Trivia Vault: Science & History Trivia
Unite Cell
Pixel Space Battles
Kamikaze Cube
BLOK DROP NEO
Paint Skills
Squares
Nice Way
Kingdom Defense
SOUNDTRACK? OK!
Sos i Pie Sos
Galactic Lords
Galactic Lords OST
Bullet VR
Space Escape!
Insects runner
ROGALIK
Keeplanet
Watergate Xtreme
Super Ultra Monster Smash!
Toy Seeker
Dogcoin
Grape Jelly
Lost jumping frog
Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids
Moving Day
Twine3D
Thundering Skies
Walhall
Psychiatrist Simulator
Evil Spirits
Old Factory
Sci-fi Chess
Abasralsa
Sad City 42
Retro Miami
Station 228
AI Dummy
Old School FOTD
Hardcore ZBoy
Kama Bullet Heritage
Kama Bullet Heritage 2
Direct
War Hunter
Solenars Edge Rebirth
SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack
Nathuz Soundtrack
RageBall
Hot Pool
Abstractism
Coin Pusher
Bitcoin
Real Drift
SurvivalZ
Christmas Race 2
Clash of Castle
Rampage Ragdoll
Burst Into
Burst Into Soundtrack
Fantasyland
Fantasyland - All Heroes
Glasswinged Ascension
Bear Football
Haldor
My Super Tower 2
ArcBall
ArcBall 2
Fallen Cube
16bit Trader
All Guns On Deck
Blackjack In Space
Blood of Old
Cubetractor
Dead Bits
Pipes!
Plandzz
Red Risk
Skyraine
Soulbringer
Terra Lander
Bumper Halloween
Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions
Guardian's Oath
Happy New Year Clicker
Home Alone Girlfriend
ISEE
Mumps
Sleengster
The Exorcist
Terra Lander
Krog Wars
Wyatt Derp 2
Withering Kingdom Arcane War
Winged Knight Penetration
Starship Annihilator
Bloop Reloaded
Memories of a Vagabond
SWEATER? OK!
The Village
Zomby Soldier
[Want]
Wishlist or Offers
Some missing humble bundle/monthly games:
ARMA 3 Apex
F1 2017
Kingsway
Rain World
Sunless Seas
HELLDIVERS
Youtuber’s Life
Planetbase
Planetoid Pioneers
Ark Survival Evolved
Battlesloths
The Jackbox Party Pack 2
Obduction
Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have
Trade link for if want to send a steam offer
Steam Profile
Steam Wishlist
SGS Rep Page
SGS Rep Page 2
SGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page
IGS Rep Page 2
IGS Rep Page 3
GT Rep Page
GT Rep Page 2
Steamtrades Rep Page
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[H] Motorsport Manager, Dirt Rally, leftover humble and fanatical games [W] Offers

[Have]

Caveblazers - Arena Mode
Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack
Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms -- Celeste Starter Pack
War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin
Dirt Rally
Motorsport Manager
Grid 2
Football Girls: Dream Team!
Firewood + Firewood Soundtrack
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
A Hand in the Darkness
A SECOND BEFORE US
Dark SASI
Dungeon Rushers: Crawler RPG
Guns of Icarus Alliance
iO
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Pocket Kingdom
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
The Entity
Lost Castle
Mr. Shifty
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Rencounter
Victor Vran
1775: Rebellion
Arkshot
Cally's Caves 4
Dungeon Souls
Original Journey
Praetorians
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection
Windward
Braveland Pirate
Goosebumps: The Game
Star Vikings Forever
The Last Door: Season One
The Political Machine 2016
Aviary attorney
Crazy Machines 3
Uncanny Valley
A Tale of Caos: Overture
Battle for Orion 2
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
CAT Interstellar (Early Access)
Crafting Tycoon
Dead Dust
DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
Legends of Eisenwald
Moon Hunters
My Personal Angel
Railroad Tycoon 3
Reroll: Back to the throne
Ripped Pants at Work
Royal Heroes
Serial Cleaner
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Sweet Volley High
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Girl on the Train
TRAFICO
140
AI War: Fleet Command
Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars
Black The Fall
Blockstorm
Bomb Defense
Chroma Squad
Cook,Serve,Delicious
Crazy Machines 2
Defend The Highlands
Defend Your Life
Deponia
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition
Dominari Tournament
Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4
Dungeons 2
Else Heart.Break()
Endless Legend™ - Classic Edition
Endless Space - Collection
Fallen Enchantress
Fault milestone one
Fearless Fantasy
Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War
Frankenstein: Master of Death
FreeCell Quest
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Girls Like Robots
Gold Rush! Anniversary
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Guns of Icarus Online
Hacknet
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Deluxe
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition
Hyperdrive Massacre
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Lost Civilization
Lumino City
Luna Sky
Marooners
Minion Masters
Mirage: Arcane Warfare
Morphblade
Neon Chrome
No Time To Explain Remastered
OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX
Odallus: The Dark Call
Offensive Combat: Redux!
One Finger Death Punch
Over 9000 Zombies!
Panzer Corps
PARTICLE MACE
Pizza Connection
Planet Ancyra Chronicles
Platypus
Poker Night at the Inventory
PolyRace
Pony Island
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Running with Rifles
Satellite Reign
Scanner Sombre
Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete
Skullgirls
Spectrum
Spirits
Splasher
Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content
Squareface
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Stellar Interface
Stories: The Path of Destinies
Sunrider: Liberation Day - Captain's Edition
Super 3-D Noah's Ark
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tank Operations: European Campaign
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
The 39 Steps
The Emptiness Deluxe Edition
The Flame in the Flood
The Orphan Dreams
The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude
Thirty Flights of Loving
Tick's Tales
TIS-100
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found
Tumblestone
Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition
UBERMOSH:BLACK
Uurnog Uurnlimited
Wasted Pizza
Wasteland
World of Mixed Martial Arts 3
You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel
Z
Z.A.R.

Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/120gems

Beyond the Wall
Fluffy Friends 2
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
Spermination
Vampires!
Viki Spotter: The Farm
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 4
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 3
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia
Trivia Vault: 1980's Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia
Trivia Vault: Science & History Trivia
Unite Cell
Pixel Space Battles
Kamikaze Cube
BLOK DROP NEO
Paint Skills
Squares
Nice Way
Kingdom Defense
SWEATER? OK!
SOUNDTRACK? OK!
Sos i Pie Sos
Galactic Lords
Galactic Lords OST
Bullet VR
Space Escape!
Insects runner
ROGALIK
Keeplanet
Watergate Xtreme
Super Ultra Monster Smash!
Toy Seeker
Dogcoin
Grape Jelly
Lost jumping frog
Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids
Moving Day
Twine3D
Thundering Skies
Walhall
Psychiatrist Simulator
Evil Spirits
Old Factory
Sci-fi Chess
Abasralsa
Sad City 42
Retro Miami
Station 228
AI Dummy
Old School FOTD
Hardcore ZBoy
Kama Bullet Heritage
Kama Bullet Heritage 2
Direct
War Hunter
Solenars Edge Rebirth
SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack
Nathuz Soundtrack
RageBall
Hot Pool
Abstractism
Coin Pusher
Bitcoin
Real Drift
SurvivalZ
Christmas Race 2
Clash of Castle
Rampage Ragdoll
Burst Into
Burst Into Soundtrack
Fantasyland
Fantasyland - All Heroes
Glasswinged Ascension
Bear Football
Haldor
My Super Tower 2
ArcBall
ArcBall 2
Fallen Cube
16bit Trader
All Guns On Deck
Blackjack In Space
Blood of Old
Bloop Reloaded
Cubetractor
Dead Bits
Memories of a Vagabond
Pipes!
Plandzz
Red Risk
Skyraine
Soulbringer
Terra Lander
Bumper Halloween
Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions
Guardian's Oath
Happy New Year Clicker
Home Alone Girlfriend
ISEE
Mumps
Sleengster
The Exorcist
Terra Lander
Krog Wars
Wyatt Derp 2
Withering Kingdom Arcane War
Winged Knight Penetration
[Want]
Wishlist or Offers
Some missing humble bundle/monthly games:
ARMA 3 Apex
F1 2017
Kingsway
Rain World
Sunless Seas
HELLDIVERS
Youtuber’s Life
Planetbase
Planetoid Pioneers
Ark Survival Evolved
Battlesloths
The Jackbox Party Pack 2
Obduction
Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have
Trade link for if want to send a steam offer
Steam Profile
Steam Wishlist
SGS Rep Page
SGS Rep Page 2
SGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page
IGS Rep Page 2
IGS Rep Page 3
GT Rep Page
GT Rep Page 2
Steamtrades Rep Page
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[H] METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE, Overfall, Shadowrun Returns, The Norwood Suite, Leftover humble and fanatical games [W] Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, Rain World, Minit, Blood Bowl 2

[Have]

Caveblazers - Arena Mode
Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack
Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017
War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE
Boiling Bolt
Last Word
Resident Evil Revelations
SimplePlanes
Overfall
Shuyan Saga
Rebel Galaxy
Punch Club - Deluxe Edition
Grey Goo Definitive Edition
Shark Attack Deathmatch 2
MUTATION PHASE
Last Alive
Wuppo
The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day
Kentucky Route Zero
Layers of Fear
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
SPACECOM
Savage Lands
Panzer Hearts - War Visual Novel
Wizardry 6 and 7
D: The Game
Tengutana
Nepenthe
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past
The Secret Order 4: Beyond Time
Endless Fables: The Minotaur's Curse
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova
Cyber Chicken
Boo Bunny Plague Deluxe Edition
Tiny Hands Adventure
Braveland
The Ship - Complete Pack
HIVE: Altenum Wars
Krautscape
The Lost Gardens
Costume Quest 2
TrickStyle
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen (Collector's Edition)
Dungeon Gambit Boy
Replica
Deployment
Deep Blue 3D Maze
Instant Death
Spirits of Xanadu
SoTo
Changeover: Decisions
Dead Dust
Hangover
Battles of Norghan
Gold Rush! 2
Reaching for Petals
Crown Champion: Legends of the Arena
Fatal Stormer
Bloodsports.TV
Construct: Escape the System
VRog
Rush for Glory
Battle Bruise
Dreamstones
Geo
Band of Outlaws
Car Mechanic Simulator 2015
Interplanetary Hunter
R.O.V.E.R.
Shadowrun Returns
The Norwood Suite
Alien Shooter
Alien Rage - Unlimited
Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
Football Girls: Dream Team!
Firewood + Firewood Soundtrack
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
A Hand in the Darkness
A SECOND BEFORE US
Dark SASI
Guns of Icarus Alliance
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
The Entity
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Rencounter
1775: Rebellion
Arkshot
Cally's Caves 4
Praetorians
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection
Windward
Goosebumps: The Game
Star Vikings Forever
Uncanny Valley
A Tale of Caos: Overture
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
CAT Interstellar (Early Access)
Dead Dust
DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark
My Personal Angel
Reroll: Back to the throne
Ripped Pants at Work
Royal Heroes
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Sweet Volley High
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
140
AI War: Fleet Command
Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars
Black The Fall
Blockstorm
Bomb Defense
Defend The Highlands
Defend Your Life
Deponia
Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4
Else Heart.Break()
Fault milestone one
Fearless Fantasy
Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary)
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Gold Rush! Anniversary
Guns of Icarus Online
Hacknet
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition
Hyperdrive Massacre
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Lost Civilization
Luna Sky
Marooners
Minion Masters
Mirage: Arcane Warfare
OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX
One Finger Death Punch
Over 9000 Zombies!
Panzer Corps
PARTICLE MACE
Planet Ancyra Chronicles
Platypus
Poker Night at the Inventory
PolyRace
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Satellite Reign
Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete
Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Super 3-D Noah's Ark
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
The Emptiness Deluxe Edition
The Orphan Dreams
Tick's Tales
Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition
UBERMOSH:BLACK
World of Mixed Martial Arts 3
You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel
Z
Z.A.R.

Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/150gems

Lost In Space
Food Hunter
Paradox Wrench
If you know what I mean
Dad's co-worker
Slabo?
Among the Dead
Among the Dead - Deluxe Edition
My Personal Angel
Ninja Way
Math Speed Challenge
Math Problem Challenge
Pain Train
Pain Train 2
Digit Daze
Depth Siege Atlantis
QLORB
QLORB 2
Solar Battle Glargaz
XORPLE
Fitzzle Mighty Bears
Kicking Kittens: Putin Saves The World
Poultry Panic
Destination Dungeon: Crypts of Warthallow
Yatsumitsu Fists of Wrath
The Art Of Knuckle Sandwich
Pain Train PainPocalypse
Cludbugz's Twisted Magic
Morendar: Goblin Slayer
Symbiotic Overload
VAULT OF HONOR
Warp Rider
Phantom Soldier
Dungeon Creepster
Crankies Workshop: Grizzbot Assembly 2
Crankies Workshop: Whirlbot Assembly
Crankies Workshop: Zazzbot Assembly
Crankies Workshop: Lerpbot Assembly
Destination Dungeons: Catacombs of Dreams
Labyrinth Escape
Evil Come
Pilferer
ROGALIK
Hitori
Void Cube Runner
FIRST TELEGRAM WAR
Sudoku
Simple Story - Alex
Round Ways
Zombie Ballz The Strangers
Knight King Assassin
Ragna Maya
Fairy of the treasures
Fairy of the treasures - Soundtrack
Ice Cream Factory
Jammerball
Formula X
Falling words
Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder
Gazzel Quest, The Five Magic Stones
The Entity
Katie
Katie: Gratitude Pack
PROJECT XINATRA
CGWallpapers
Daddy's gone a-hunting
SEGFAULT
WAyE
Shield Impact
Gone Fireflies
Reflection of Mine
Big Journey to Home
Spectrubes Infinity
Spectrubes
Germination
_dive
BoomTown! Deluxe
Breezeblox
City Siege: Faction Island
Wooden Floor
Wooden Floor 2 - Resurrection
Crazy Belts
Naval Warfare
Chronicles of Vinland
Lightform
Forestation
A Salem Witch Trial - Murder Mystery
ASCII Game Series: Beginning
ASCII Game Series: Snake
Sniper Fodder
Joy Pony
Mover
Retro Dungeons
Gravity puzzles
JUMP STOP
Rocks and Rockets
Rocks and Rockets Soundtrack
Dragon Perception
Nullysun
Nullysun Soundtrack
Cactus Jumper
The Orphan Dreams
Death Game+
Sunny Smiles
House of Evil
Food From The Sky
Cube Zone
The Orphan Dreams Soundtrack
Tank Rush
Sapper boom!
Glow Chess
Labyrinths of Atlantis
SUPER ASTEROIDS
Farcraft/Gai Travel
The Duller
Escape from here
Retro Space Shooter
Robo-orders
Mission: Wolf
The God Paradox
Santa Run
Ukrainian ball in search of gas
BAE
OutSplit
SCREW-NUT
Need For Gowna
Mighty Gemstones
Mighty Gemstones - Hardest Levels
Thirsty Bubble
rOt
Beach Restaurant
Circle UP
Beyond the Wall
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
Vampires!
Viki Spotter: The Farm
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 4
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 3
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia
Trivia Vault: 1980's Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia
Trivia Vault: Science & History Trivia
Unite Cell
BLOK DROP NEO
Paint Skills
Squares
Nice Way
Kingdom Defense
SOUNDTRACK? OK!
Sos i Pie Sos
Galactic Lords
Galactic Lords OST
Space Escape!
Insects runner
Keeplanet
Watergate Xtreme
Super Ultra Monster Smash!
Toy Seeker
Dogcoin
Grape Jelly
Lost jumping frog
Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids
Moving Day
Twine3D
Thundering Skies
Walhall
Evil Spirits
Old Factory
Sci-fi Chess
Abasralsa
Sad City 42
Retro Miami
Station 228
AI Dummy
Old School FOTD
Hardcore ZBoy
Kama Bullet Heritage
Direct
War Hunter
Solenars Edge Rebirth
SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack
Nathuz Soundtrack
RageBall
Hot Pool
Coin Pusher
Bitcoin
SurvivalZ
Christmas Race 2
Burst Into
Burst Into Soundtrack
Haldor
My Super Tower 2
ArcBall
Fallen Cube
16bit Trader
All Guns On Deck
Blood of Old
Cubetractor
Dead Bits
Red Risk
Skyraine
Soulbringer
Terra Lander
Bumper Halloween
Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions
Guardian's Oath
ISEE
Mumps
Sleengster
The Exorcist
Terra Lander
Krog Wars
Wyatt Derp 2
Withering Kingdom Arcane War
Winged Knight Penetration
[Want]
Wishlist or Offers
Some missing humble bundle/monthly games:
Blood Bowl 2
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Orwell: Ignorance is Strength
Minit
Obduction
ARMA 3 Apex
F1 2017
Kingsway
Rain World
Sunless Seas
HELLDIVERS
Youtuber’s Life
Planetbase
Planetoid Pioneers
Ark Survival Evolved
Battlesloths
Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have
Trade link for if want to send a steam offer
Steam Profile
Steam Wishlist
SGS Rep Page
SGS Rep Page 2
SGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page
IGS Rep Page 2
IGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page 4
GT Rep Page
GT Rep Page 2
Steamtrades Rep Page
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Anyone know about "PokerGrant" poker room or the Enterra Network?

Until yesterday, I hadn't heard of this poker room "PokerGrant". It seems to be part of a network called "Enterra".
Anyone got any experience with this site? Good? Bad? Trustworthy?
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Bitcoin Poker (Safe and Secure Playing in the USA)

I found about 3 bitcoin poker sites and after about 3 weeks of playing on each I have decided http://livebitcoinpoker.com takes the cake. It seems they are still growing but I hit the freerolls and made a killing (took all night but I won 3/12 games) and walked with .933 BTC. So That was an awesome experience. My next awesome note is they have real bonuses like normal online casinos offering rake back and 200% matching. The number one thing I can say is they accept Bitcoins & Litecoins all whith 24/7 live chat. I'm not trying to sound like an ad but there only hiccup is the amount of players. They prob are hitting 50 ppl per every time I login.. That is alright but I want to play with sharks not nemos. I have read some great reviews but want more opinions and more people to play with. They have an affiliate program but I'm not a part of it yet and would like information on it from users. ANyways VIVA BITCOIN POKER
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Bitcoin Divorce - Bitcoin [Legacy] vs Bitcoin Cash Explained

Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are confusing, especially to newbies. They are likely unaware of the history and reasoning for the existence of these two coins. This ignorance is likely persisted by the censorship practised at bitcoin and Bitcointalk.org for several years. (rbitcoinbanned includes examples of the censoring.)
Most of the following is an explanation of the history of Bitcoin, when there was only one Bitcoin. Then it explains the in-fighting and why it forked into two Bitcoins: 1) Bitcoin Legacy and 2) Bitcoin Cash, which happens in the last section (THE DIVORCE). Feel free to suggest edits or corrections. Later, I will publish this on Medium as well.
BITCOIN WAS AN INSTRUMENT OF WAR
For Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator, and the initial supporters, Bitcoin was more than just a new currency. It was an instrument of war.
Who are they fighting against?
The government and central banks.
There is an abundance of evidence of this, starting with Satoshi Nakamoto’s original software.
BATTLE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
Governments around the world ban online gambling by banning their currency from being used as payment. The original Bitcoin software included code for Poker. Yes, Poker.
Here is the original code: https://github.com/trottieoriginal-bitcoin/blob/mastesrc/uibase.cpp
Search for “Poker”, “Deal Me Out”, “Deal Hand”, “Fold”, “Call”, “Raise”, “Leave Table”, “DitchPlayer”.
Bitcoin gave the middle finger to the government and found a way to get around their ban. In the initial years, it was mainly gambling operators that used Bitcoin, such as SatoshiDice. Was this a coincidence? Gambling is one of the best, if not, the best application for Bitcoin. It was no wonder that gambling operators embraced Bitcoin, including gambling mogul Calvin Ayre.
Bitcoin enabled people to rebel against the government in other ways as well, such as Silk Road, which enabled people to buy and sell drugs.
ANTI-GOVERNMENT LIBERTARIANS AND CYPHERPUNKS
Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy. They are against authority and state power. Cypherpunks are activists advocating widespread use of cryptography as a route to social and political change. Their common thread is their dislike for the government.
Bitcoin was created by libertarians and cypherpunks.
Satoshi Nakamoto used cryptography mailing lists to communicate with other cypherpunks such as Wei Dai. Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared after 2010, but we can refer to his writings. He wrote:
“It’s very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code than with words though.”
Satoshi Nakamoto was rebellious to government control. Someone argued with Satoshi by stating: “You will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography.” Satoshi replied:
"Yes, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.
Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.”
Nakamoto was critical of the central bank. He wrote:
"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts.”
It is no wonder that the first supporters of Bitcoin were libertarians as well, who agreed with Satoshi’s ideology and saw the potential of Bitcoin to fulfill their ideology.
One of the biggest benefits that Bitcoin supporters want, is “censorship resistance”. What does this mean? It means: to be able to spend your money any way you want. It means: how to get around government regulations and bans. It means: how to do something despite the government.
Roger Ver, an early Bitcoin supporter, heavily criticizes the government for engaging in wars around the world that kills civilians and children. When he ran as a Libertarian candidate in an election against the Republicans and Democrats, he criticized the ATF and FBI for murdering children in their raid in Waco, Texas. At the time, Ver and many other merchants were selling fireworks on eBay without a license. The ATF charged Ver and sent him to prison, but did not charge any of the other merchants. (https://youtu.be/N6NscwzbMvI?t=47m50s) This must have angered Ver a lot.
Since then, Ver has been on a mission to weaken and shrink the government. When he learned about Bitcoin in February 2011, he saw it as his weapon to accomplish his goal…his instrument of war.
Ver was already a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He sold his company, bought Bitcoins and was the first to invest in Bitcoin startups, such as Bitpay, Blockchain.info, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, Bitcoinstore.com and others. Then he worked full-time to promote Bitcoin. Bitpay became the largest Bitcoin payment processor. Blockchain.info became the largest provider of Bitcoin wallets. Much of the growth of Bitcoin since 2011 can be attributed to Ver's companies.
More evidence of Ver’s anti-government sentiment emerged when he recently announced that he is working to create a society with no government at all (FreeSociety.com).
HOW TO WIN THE WAR
To win the war, Bitcoin must be adopted and widely used by the masses. When people use Bitcoin instead of their national fiat currency, the government becomes weaker. The government can no longer do the following:
It is not only important to get the masses to adopt Bitcoin, but it is also important to get them to adopt it quickly. If it takes a long time, governments will have more time to think twice about allowing Bitcoin to exist and will have more justifications to ban it. They can claim that Bitcoin is used for ransomware, terrorism, etc. If Bitcoin is adopted by the masses to buy everyday goods, such as food and clothing, then it will be harder for them to stop it.
IS BITCOIN WINNING?
Yes and no.
Bitcoin has definitely become more popular over the years. But, it is not achieving Satoshi Nakamoto’s goals.
Satoshi defined Bitcoin and his goal. The title of his white paper is:
“Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”
Is Bitcoin being used as cash? Unfortunately, it is not. It is being used as a store of value. However, the title of Satoshi’s white paper was not:
“Bitcoin: A Store of Value”
There is utility in having a store of value, of course. People need it and Bitcoin has superior features to gold. Therefore, it is likely that Bitcoin can continue gaining in popularity and price as it continues to compete and take market share away from gold.
However, both gold and Bitcoin are not being used as currency.
If Bitcoin does not replace fiat currencies, will it weaken governments? No, because no matter how many people buy gold or Bitcoin (as a store of value), they do not weaken governments. To do so, Bitcoin must replace fiat currencies.
BITCOIN LOSING TO FIAT
In the initial years, Bitcoin was taking market share from fiat currencies. But, in the past year, it is losing market share. SatoshiDice, Yours.org and Bitmain switched to Bitcoin Cash. According to Businessinsider:
"Out of the leading 500 internet sellers, just three accept bitcoin, down from five last year.”
Why is Bitcoin losing market share to fiat? According to Businessinsider:
“when they do try to spend it, it often comes with high fees, which eliminates the utility for small purchases, or it takes a long time to complete the transaction, which could be a turn-off.”
Why are there high fees and long completion times?
Because of small blocks.
SCALING DEBATE – THE BIG MARITAL FIGHT
Why isn't the block size increased?
Because Core/Blockstream believes that big blocks lead to centralization to fewer people who can run the nodes. They also believe that off-chain solutions will provide faster and cheaper transactions. There are advocates for bigger blocks, but because Core/Blockstream control the software, Bitcoin still has the original, one megabyte block since 8 years ago. (Core developers control Bitcoin’s software and several of the key Core developers are employed by Blockstream, a private, for-profit company.)
Businesses, users and miners have asked for four years for the block size to be increased. They point out that Satoshi has always planned to scale Bitcoin by increasing the block size. For four years, Core/Blockstream has refused.
The Bitcoin community split into two factions:
This scaling debate and in-fighting went on for several years. During this time, the controllers of bitcoin and Bitcointalk censored big blockers. Comments that criticized small blocks or supported big blocks, were deleted. You can read more about it at: https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/6rxw7k/informative_btc_vs_bch_articles/dl8v4lp/?st=jaotbt8m&sh=222ce783
SMALL BLOCKERS VS BIG BLOCKERS
Why has Blockstream refused to increase block size? There are a few possible reasons:
  1. They truly believe that big blocks means that fewer people would be able to run full nodes, which would lead to centralization and that the best roadmap is with off-chain solutions. (However, since 2009, hard disk space has exploded. A 4TB disk costs $100 and can store 10 years of blocks. This price is the equivalent to a handful of Bitcoin transaction fees. Also, Satoshi never planned on having every user run full nodes. He envisioned server farms. Decentralization is needed to achieve censorship-resistance and to make the blockchain immutable. This is already accomplished with the thousands of nodes. Having millions or billions of nodes does not increase the censorship-resistance and does not make the blockchain more immutable.)
  2. Blockstream wants small blocks, high fees and slow confirmations to justify the need for their off-chain products, such as Liquid. Blockstream sells Liquid to exchanges to move Bitcoin quickly on a side-chain. Lightning Network will create liquidity hubs, such as exchanges, which will generate traffic and fees for exchanges. With this, exchanges will have a higher need for Liquid. This is the only way that Blockstream will be able to repay the $76 million to their investors.
  3. They propose moving the transactions off the blockchain onto the Lightning Network, an off-chain solution. By doing so, there is a possibility of being regulated by the government (see https://np.reddit.com/btc/comments/7gxkvj/lightning_hubs_will_need_to_report_to_irs/). One of Blockstream’s investors/owners is AXA. AXA’s CEO and Chairman until 2016 was also the Chairman of Bilderberg Group. The Bilderberg Group is run by politicians and bankers. According to GlobalResearch, Bilderberg Group wants “a One World Government (World Company) with a single, global marketplace…and financially regulated by one ‘World (Central) Bank’ using one global currency.” Does Bilderberg see Bitcoin as one component of their master plan?
  4. They do not like the fact that most of the miners are in China. In this power-struggle, they would like to take away control and future revenues from China, by scaling off-chain.
Richard Heart gives his reasons why block size should not be increased, in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2941&v=iFJ2MZ3KciQ
He cites latency as a limitation and the reason for doing off-chain scaling. However, latency has been dramatically reduced since 2009 when Bitcoin started with 1MB blocks. Back then, most residential users had 5-10 Mbps internet speed. Now, they have up to 400 Mbps up to 1 Gbps. That’s a 40 to 200X increase. Back in 2009, nobody would’ve thought that you can stream 4k videos.
He implies that 10 minute intervals between block creations are needed in order for the blocks to sync. If internet speed has increased by 40-200X, why can’t the block size be increased?
He claims that bigger blocks make it more difficult for miners to mine the blocks, which increases the chances of orphaned blocks. However, both speeds and the number of mining machines have increased dramatically, causing hashing power on the network to exponentially increase since 2009. This will likely continue increasing in the future.
Richard says that blocks will never be big enough to do 2,000 transactions per second (tps). He says that all of the forks in the world is only going to get 9 tps. Since his statement, Peter Rizun and Andrew Stone have shown that a 1 core CPU machine with 3 Mbps internet speed can do 100 tps. (https://youtu.be/5SJm2ep3X_M) Rizun thinks that visa level (2,000 tps) can be achieved with nodes running on 4-core/16GB machines, bigger blocks and parallel processing to take advantage of the multiple CPU cores.
Even though Rizun and Stone are showing signifiant increases in tps with bigger blocks, the big blockers have never been against a 2nd layer. They’ve always said that you can add a 2nd layer later.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS MINERS
According to Satoshi, Bitcoin should be governed by those with the most hashing power. One hash, one vote. However, Core/Blockstream does not agree with this. Due to refusals for four years to increase block size, it would seem that Core/Blockstream has been able to wrestle control away from miners. Is this because they want control? Is this because they don’t want the Chinese to have so much, or any, control of Bitcoin? Is this because they prefer to eventually move the revenue to the West, by moving most of the transactions off chain?
DIFFERENT AGENDAS
It would seem that Businesses/Users and Core/Blockstream have very different agendas.
Businesses/Users want cheap and fast transactions and see this as an immediate need. Core/Blockstream do not. Here are some quotes from Core/Blockstream:
Greg Maxwell: "I don't think that transaction fees mattering is a failing-- it's success!”
Greg Maxwell: "fee pressure is an intentional part of the system design and to the best of the current understanding essential for the system's long term survial. So, uh, yes. It's good."
Greg Maxwell: "There is a consistent fee backlog, which is the required criteria for stability.”
Peter Wuille: "we - as a community - should indeed let a fee market develop, and rather sooner than later”
Luke-jr: "It is no longer possible to keep fees low.”
Luke-jr: "Just pay a $5 fee and it'll go through every time unless you're doing something stupid.”
Jorge Timón: "higher fees may be just what is needed”
Jorge Timón: "Confirmation times are fine for those who pay high fees.”
Jorge Timón: “I think Adam and I agree that hitting the limit wouldn't be bad, but actually good for an young and immature market like bitcoin fees.”
Mark Friedenbach: "Slow confirmation, high fees will be the norm in any safe outcome."
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions.”
Greg Maxwell: “There is nothing wrong with full blocks, and blocks have been “full” relative to what miners would produce for years. Full blocks is the natural state of the system”
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions. I'm afraid increasing the block size will kick this can down the road and let people (and the large Bitcoin companies) relax”
Why don’t Core/Blockstream care about cheap and fast transactions? One possible reason is that they do not use Bitcoin. They might own some, but they do not spend it to buy coffee and they do not use it to pay employees. They aren’t making hundreds of transactions per day. They do not feel the pain. As engineers, they want a technical utopia.
Businesses/Users on the other hand, feel the pain and want business solutions.
An analogy of this scaling debate is this:
You have a car that is going 50 kph. The passengers (Bitcoin users) want to go 100 kph today, but eventually in the future, they want to go 200 kph. The car is capable of going 100 kph but not 200 kph. Big blockers are saying: Step on the accelerator and go 100 kph. Small blockers are saying: Wait until we build a new car, which will go 200 kph. Meanwhile, the passengers are stuck at 50 kph.
Not only do Big blockers think that the car can simply go faster by stepping on the accelerator, they have already shown that the car can go even faster by adding a turbocharger (even bigger blocks) and making sure that every cylinder is firing (parallel process on multiple CPU cores). In addition, they are willing to use the new car if and when it gets built.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS USERS
If you watch this debate from 2017-02-27 (https://youtu.be/JarEszFY1WY), an analogy can be made. Core/Blockstream is like the IT department and Bitcoin.com (Roger Ver and Jake Smith) is like the Sales/Marketing department (users).
Core/Blockstream developers hold, but do not use Bitcoin. Blockstream does not own nor use Bitcoin. Roger Ver's companies use use Bitcoin every day. Ver’s MemoryDealers was the first company to accept Bitcoin. Johnny seems to think that he knows what users want, but he rarely uses Bitcoin and he is debating one of the biggest users sitting across the table.
In all companies, Marketing (and all other departments) is IT’s customer. IT must do what Marketing wants, not the other way around. If Core/Blockstream and Roger Ver worked in the same company, the CEO would tell Core/Blockstream to give Roger what he wants or the CEO would fire Core/Blockstream.
But they don’t work for the same company. Roger and other businesses/users cannot fire Core/Blockstream.
Core/Blockstream wants to shoot for the best technology possible. They are not interested in solving short term problems, because they do not see high fees and long confirmation times as problems.
BLOCKSTREAM VS LIBERTARIANS
There are leaders in each camp. One can argue that Blockstream is the leader of the Small Blockers and Roger Ver (supported by Gavin Andresen, Calvin Ayre, businesses and some miners) is the leader of the Big Blockers.
Blockstream has openly called for full blocks and higher fees and they are preparing to scale with Lightning Network. As mentioned before, there is a possibility that Lightning hubs will be regulated by the government. Luke-jr tweeted “But State has authority from God” (https://twitter.com/LukeDashjstatus/934611236695789568?s=08) According to this video, Luke-jr believes that the government should tax you and the government should execute heretics. Luke-jr's values are diametrically opposed to libertarians'.
Roger Ver wants Bitcoin to regulate the government, not the other way around. He wants to weaken and shrink the government. In addition to separation of church and state, he wants to see separation of money and state. He felt that Bitcoin can no longer do this, so he pushed for solutions such as Bitcoin Unlimited.
MIKE HEARN EXPLAINS BLOCKSTREAM
Mike Hearn is one of the first Bitcoin developers. He explained how Core/Blockstream developers (source):
THE DIVORCE
To prepare for off-chain scaling, Core/Blockstream forked Bitcoin by adding Segwit, which I will refer to as Bitcoin Legacy. This is still referred to by the mainstream as Bitcoin, and it has the symbol BTC.
After four years of refusal by Blockstream, the big blockers, out of frustration, restored Bitcoin through a fork, by removing Segwit from Bitcoin Legacy and increased the block size. This is currently called Bitcoin Cash and has the symbol BCH.
Bitcoin Legacy has transformed from cash to store-of-value. It had a 8 year head start in building brand awareness and infrastructure. It’s likely that it will continue growing in popularity and price for a while.
Bitcoin Cash most resembles Satoshi’s “peer-to-peer cash”. It will be interesting to see if it will pick up from where Bitcoin Legacy left off and take market share in the fiat currency space. Libertarians and cypherpunks will be able to resume their mission of weakening and shrinking the government by promoting Bitcoin Cash.
Currently, Bitcoin Cash can fulfill the role of money, which includes medium of exchange (cash) and store-of-value functions. It will be interesting to see if off-chain scaling (with lower fees and faster confirmations) will enable Bitcoin Legacy to be used as a currency as well and fulfill the role of money.
This is an example of the free market and open competition. New companies divest or get created all the time, to satisfy different needs. Bitcoin is no different.
Small blockers and big blockers no longer need to fight and bicker in the same house. They have gone their separate ways.
Both parties have what they want. Blockstream can store value and generate revenue from their off-chain products to repay their investors. Libertarians (and gambling operators) can rejoice and re-arm with Bitcoin Cash to take on the government. They can continue with their mission to get freedom and autonomy.
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[H] Dead by Daylight, Hidden Folk, Bioshock, other leftover humble and fanatical games [W] Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Streets of Rage, Obduction, F1 2017, ARMA 3 Apex

[Have]

Caveblazers - Arena Mode
Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack
Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017
War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin
BioShock™ Remastered
Layers of Fear
How to Survive
How to Survive 2
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
Talisman: Digital Edition
SPACECOM
Styx: Master of Shadows
The Mooseman
Carmageddon: Max Damage
Mordheim: City of the Damned
Savage Lands
The Sexy Brutale
Tropico 5
Panzer Hearts - War Visual Novel
Wizardry 6 and 7
D: The Game
Tengutana
Nepenthe
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past
The Secret Order 4: Beyond Time
Endless Fables: The Minotaur's Curse
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova
Beat The Game
Good Robot
Cyber Chicken
Boo Bunny Plague Deluxe Edition
Chroma Squad
Tiny Hands Adventure
Braveland
The Ship - Complete Pack
HIVE: Altenum Wars
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse
Krautscape
The Lost Gardens
Double Dragon: Neon
Costume Quest 2
A Boy and His Blob
TrickStyle
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Sentience: The Android's Tale
Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen (Collector's Edition)
Broken Minds
Anarcute
Dungeon Gambit Boy
Replica
Seraph
Deployment
We Are The Dwarves
The Mims Beginning
Deep Blue 3D Maze
Instant Death
Spirits of Xanadu
SoTo
Changeover: Decisions
Dead Dust
Hangover
Starting The Game
Battles of Norghan
Gold Rush! 2
Reaching for Petals
Crown Champion: Legends of the Arena
Fatal Stormer
Bloodsports.TV
Construct: Escape the System
VRog
Rush for Glory
Battle Bruise
Dreamstones
Geo
Band of Outlaws
Car Mechanic Simulator 2015
Interplanetary Hunter
R.O.V.E.R.
Shadowrun Returns
The Norwood Suite
Grid 2
Alien Shooter
Alien Rage - Unlimited
Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
Football Girls: Dream Team!
Firewood + Firewood Soundtrack
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
A Hand in the Darkness
A SECOND BEFORE US
Dark SASI
Guns of Icarus Alliance
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
The Entity
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Rencounter
1775: Rebellion
Arkshot
Cally's Caves 4
Praetorians
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection
Windward
Goosebumps: The Game
Star Vikings Forever
The Last Door: Season One
Aviary attorney
Uncanny Valley
A Tale of Caos: Overture
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
CAT Interstellar (Early Access)
Dead Dust
DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
My Personal Angel
Reroll: Back to the throne
Ripped Pants at Work
Royal Heroes
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Sweet Volley High
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
140
AI War: Fleet Command
Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars
Black The Fall
Blockstorm
Bomb Defense
Defend The Highlands
Defend Your Life
Deponia
Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4
Else Heart.Break()
Fault milestone one
Fearless Fantasy
Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary)
FreeCell Quest
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Girls Like Robots
Gold Rush! Anniversary
Guns of Icarus Online
Hacknet
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition
Hyperdrive Massacre
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Lost Civilization
Luna Sky
Marooners
Minion Masters
Mirage: Arcane Warfare
Morphblade
No Time To Explain Remastered
OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX
Odallus: The Dark Call
Offensive Combat: Redux!
One Finger Death Punch
Over 9000 Zombies!
Panzer Corps
PARTICLE MACE
Planet Ancyra Chronicles
Platypus
Poker Night at the Inventory
PolyRace
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Satellite Reign
Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete
Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content
Squareface
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Super 3-D Noah's Ark
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
The Emptiness Deluxe Edition
The Orphan Dreams
Tick's Tales
TIS-100
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found
Tumblestone
Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition
UBERMOSH:BLACK
World of Mixed Martial Arts 3
You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel
Z
Z.A.R.
Dead by Daylight
La-Mulana
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Wasteland
Long Live The Queen
Super Cloudbuilt
Day of Infamy
ENIGMA:
Moon Hunters
Lionheart
Still Not Dead
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
Helltown
Hidden Folks
Tadpole Treble
Disparity
Anomaly Defenders
Starcaster
2DGameManias Taken
Neko Navy

Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/150gems

Lost In Space
Food Hunter
Paradox Wrench
If you know what I mean
Dad's co-worker
Slabo?
Among the Dead
Among the Dead - Deluxe Edition
My Personal Angel
Ninja Way
Math Speed Challenge
Math Problem Challenge
Pain Train
Pain Train 2
Digit Daze
Depth Siege Atlantis
QLORB
QLORB 2
Solar Battle Glargaz
XORPLE
Fitzzle Mighty Bears
Kicking Kittens: Putin Saves The World
Poultry Panic
Destination Dungeon: Crypts of Warthallow
Yatsumitsu Fists of Wrath
The Art Of Knuckle Sandwich
Pain Train PainPocalypse
Cludbugz's Twisted Magic
Morendar: Goblin Slayer
Symbiotic Overload
VAULT OF HONOR
Warp Rider
Phantom Soldier
Dungeon Creepster
Crankies Workshop: Grizzbot Assembly 2
Crankies Workshop: Whirlbot Assembly
Crankies Workshop: Zazzbot Assembly
Crankies Workshop: Lerpbot Assembly
Destination Dungeons: Catacombs of Dreams
Labyrinth Escape
Evil Come
Pilferer
ROGALIK
Hitori
Void Cube Runner
FIRST TELEGRAM WAR
Sudoku
Simple Story - Alex
Round Ways
Zombie Ballz The Strangers
Knight King Assassin
Ragna Maya
Fairy of the treasures
Fairy of the treasures - Soundtrack
Ice Cream Factory
Jammerball
Formula X
Falling words
Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder
Gazzel Quest, The Five Magic Stones
The Entity
Katie
Katie: Gratitude Pack
PROJECT XINATRA
CGWallpapers
Daddy's gone a-hunting
SEGFAULT
WAyE
Shield Impact
Gone Fireflies
Reflection of Mine
Big Journey to Home
Spectrubes Infinity
Spectrubes
Germination
_dive
Guardian
BoomTown! Deluxe
Breezeblox
City Siege: Faction Island
Wooden Floor
Wooden Floor 2 - Resurrection
Crazy Belts
Naval Warfare
Chronicles of Vinland
Lightform
Forestation
A Salem Witch Trial - Murder Mystery
ASCII Game Series: Beginning
ASCII Game Series: Snake
Sniper Fodder
Joy Pony
Mover
Retro Dungeons
Gravity puzzles
JUMP STOP
Rocks and Rockets
Rocks and Rockets Soundtrack
Dragon Perception
Nullysun
Nullysun Soundtrack
Cactus Jumper
The Orphan Dreams
Death Game+
Sunny Smiles
House of Evil
Food From The Sky
Cube Zone
The Orphan Dreams Soundtrack
Tank Rush
Sapper boom!
Glow Chess
Labyrinths of Atlantis
SUPER ASTEROIDS
Farcraft/Gai Travel
The Duller
Escape from here
Retro Space Shooter
Robo-orders
Mission: Wolf
The God Paradox
Santa Run
Ukrainian ball in search of gas
BAE
OutSplit
SCREW-NUT
Need For Gowna
Mighty Gemstones
Mighty Gemstones - Hardest Levels
Thirsty Bubble
rOt
Beach Restaurant
Circle UP
Beyond the Wall
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
Vampires!
Viki Spotter: The Farm
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 4
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 3
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia
Trivia Vault: 1980's Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia
Trivia Vault: Science & History Trivia
Unite Cell
BLOK DROP NEO
Paint Skills
Squares
Nice Way
Kingdom Defense
SOUNDTRACK? OK!
Sos i Pie Sos
Galactic Lords
Galactic Lords OST
Space Escape!
Insects runner
Keeplanet
Watergate Xtreme
Super Ultra Monster Smash!
Toy Seeker
Dogcoin
Grape Jelly
Lost jumping frog
Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids
Moving Day
Twine3D
Thundering Skies
Walhall
Evil Spirits
Old Factory
Sci-fi Chess
Abasralsa
Sad City 42
Retro Miami
Station 228
AI Dummy
Old School FOTD
Hardcore ZBoy
Kama Bullet Heritage
Direct
War Hunter
Solenars Edge Rebirth
SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack
Nathuz Soundtrack
RageBall
Hot Pool
Coin Pusher
Bitcoin
SurvivalZ
Christmas Race 2
Burst Into
Burst Into Soundtrack
Fantasyland
Fantasyland - All Heroes
Haldor
My Super Tower 2
ArcBall
Fallen Cube
16bit Trader
All Guns On Deck
Blood of Old
Cubetractor
Dead Bits
Red Risk
Skyraine
Soulbringer
Terra Lander
Bumper Halloween
Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions
Guardian's Oath
ISEE
Mumps
Sleengster
The Exorcist
Terra Lander
Krog Wars
Wyatt Derp 2
Withering Kingdom Arcane War
Winged Knight Penetration
Kama Bullet Heritage 2
[Want]
Wishlist or Offers
Some missing humble bundle/monthly games:
Obduction
ARMA 3 Apex
F1 2017
Kingsway
Rain World
Sunless Seas
HELLDIVERS
Youtuber’s Life
Planetbase
Planetoid Pioneers
Ark Survival Evolved
Battlesloths
Streets of Rage
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have
Trade link for if want to send a steam offer
Steam Profile
Steam Wishlist
SGS Rep Page
SGS Rep Page 2
SGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page
IGS Rep Page 2
IGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page 4
GT Rep Page
GT Rep Page 2
Steamtrades Rep Page
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Any good poker site where you bet with bitcoins?

Any good hidden services for playing poker for real bitcoins??
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Got scammed out of 85,000$ selling bitcoins recieving money via Neteller. Please advise on what I can do to stop this insanity.

So i was selling bitcoins on localbitcoins and a guy bought some bitcoins from me.
He first bought about 15 bitscoins in two trades via localbitcoins and then got a hold of me on skype and we just did more trades there with him sending first.
His Skype name is OncataBTC and he wanted to pay with Neteller saying his company had a merchant account. The company name was Seabrook Ltd. I checked out the homepage and they work with cryptcurrencies so things looked legit.
However the transaction was big so before selling to him the next time I contacted Neteller support and asked about his account to make sure it wasnt hacked or anything like that. I had heard stories about poker pros Skrill accounts being hacked and used to buy bitcoins whereafter the money was given back to the hacked account and the person selling the btc was SOL.
Neteller support told me they couldnt tell me anything about the other account because of privacy policies.
The buyer seemed legit enough. He had a merchant account that could send a lot of money via Neteller without any limit.
The first transactions were through a company named Seabrook Ltd.
He told me they wanted to buy more bitcoins and I sold some more a few days later.
However this time he paid with an account called Selborne Limited. I looked up this company too and asked him why this account was different, he replied some BS answer that Im sure I accepted.
Around this time I made a big withdrawal of about 20k USD, however right after this withdrawal Neteller locked my account. This is a normal procedure and happens a lot to Neteller accounts with a lot of sudden traffic. My Neteller account had been inactive for years and now I was using it to sell bitcoins so I didnt think much of this at all, plus I was also making a big withdrawal so I figured this was just standard procedure and didnt think much of it.
I started using my 2nd Neteller
Third time he contacted me to buy he wanted even more bitcoins. I sold him some more at around 1100$ each, but he 'accidently' sent me 2000$ more than we agreed on.
He admited to the mistake but said I could just send him bitcoins for them.
Also this time he sent me money from a Neteller account named Bet 365.
This raised my suspicions and I immediately thought something fishy was going on.
I told him I Couldnt go thru with the 4th trade (he wanted like 50 coins) as I was super suspicious.
Either way he stopped contacting me for coins and Neteller wouldnt give me any info about my account being disabled other than they were investigating it.
A couple of weeks went by, and finally Neteller sent me this email:
*Dear Mr. Amarre,
Your NETELLER account has been enabled. We apologize for the inconvenience that may have been caused to you while your account was disabled, and thank you for your patience and cooperation during that time. A reversal has been completed on a recent transfer to your account. We apologize for this unfortunate incident, however the transfer was unauthorized and had to be returned to its origin.
Once again, your patience in this matter has been greatly appreciated.
Kind regards,*
I logged onto my accounts thinking hopefuly just a little bit was taken but logged on and to my horror 85k USD were missing.
I contacted them again and said something along the lines of 'WTF?? + some other stuff' about how they were downplaying that I had lost 85k USD from my account.
Now Im waiting for them to call me and explain to me what the hell they are doing.
I think going to a lawyer would be a good idea as well as the media.
I can see headlines like 'Hobbyist gets scammed for 85k USD and Neteller does nothing'
Tell me Reddit,
WHAT can I do? :-/
Update 1: A friend gave me a different email at Neteller that I could message to talk about this issue. This is the reply that I got;
Dear Alex,
Thank you for your email.
We have escalated this issue on your behalf to the appropriate department. Once the issue has been looked into, you will be contacted by email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us
Edit 2: Also Here is the email that I got from Neteller earlier after they unlocked my account and I asked where my funds were: / /
We apologize that these reversals have been made. The funds received into your NETELLER account from the merchant have been reversed directly back to the merchant as per their request, therefore they are available in your merchant account. We will call you at an appropriate time in Thailand to discuss details in regards to these disputed transaction.
??? What merchant account?
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[H] Quiplash, Drawful 2, Grid 2, leftover humble and fanatical games [W] Offers

[Have]

Caveblazers - Arena Mode
Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack
Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017
War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin
Dead by Daylight
Hidden Folks
Layers of Fear
How to Survive
How to Survive 2
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
Talisman: Digital Edition
SPACECOM
Styx: Master of Shadows
The Mooseman
Carmageddon: Max Damage
Day of Infamy
Savage Lands
The Sexy Brutale
Tropico 5
Super Buttbuilt
Panzer Hearts - War Visual Novel
Wizardry 6 and 7
D: The Game
Tengutana
Nepenthe
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past
The Secret Order 4: Beyond Time
Endless Fables: The Minotaur's Curse
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova
Beat The Game
Good Robot
Cyber Chicken
La-Mulana
Boo Bunny Plague Deluxe Edition
Chroma Squad
Tiny Hands Adventure
Still Not Dead
Braveland
The Ship - Complete Pack
HIVE: Altenum Wars
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse
Krautscape
The Lost Gardens
Double Dragon: Neon
Costume Quest 2
A Boy and His Blob
TrickStyle
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Sentience: The Android's Tale
Neko Navy
Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen (Collector's Edition)
Broken Minds
Anarcute
Lionheart
Dungeon Gambit Boy
ENIGMA:
Replica
Seraph
Deployment
Helltown
We Are The Dwarves
The Mims Beginning
Tadpole Treble
Deep Blue 3D Maze
Instant Death
Spirits of Xanadu
SoTo
Changeover: Decisions
Dead Dust
Disparity
Starcaster
2DGameManias Taken
Hangover
Starting The Game
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Long Live The Queen
Battles of Norghan
Gold Rush! 2
Reaching for Petals
Crown Champion: Legends of the Arena
Fatal Stormer
Bloodsports.TV
Construct: Escape the System
VRog
Rush for Glory
Battle Bruise
Dreamstones
Geo
Band of Outlaws
Car Mechanic Simulator 2015
Interplanetary Hunter
R.O.V.E.R.
Moon Hunters
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
Shadowrun Returns
The Norwood Suite
Grid 2
Alien Shooter
Alien Rage - Unlimited
Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
Football Girls: Dream Team!
Firewood + Firewood Soundtrack
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
A Hand in the Darkness
A SECOND BEFORE US
Dark SASI
Guns of Icarus Alliance
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
The Entity
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Rencounter
1775: Rebellion
Arkshot
Cally's Caves 4
Praetorians
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection
Windward
Goosebumps: The Game
Star Vikings Forever
The Last Door: Season One
Aviary attorney
Uncanny Valley
A Tale of Caos: Overture
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
CAT Interstellar (Early Access)
Dead Dust
DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
My Personal Angel
Reroll: Back to the throne
Ripped Pants at Work
Royal Heroes
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
Sweet Volley High
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
140
AI War: Fleet Command
Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars
Black The Fall
Blockstorm
Bomb Defense
Defend The Highlands
Defend Your Life
Deponia
Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4
Else Heart.Break()
Fault milestone one
Fearless Fantasy
Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary)
FreeCell Quest
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Girls Like Robots
Gold Rush! Anniversary
Guns of Icarus Online
Hacknet
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition
Hyperdrive Massacre
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Lost Civilization
Luna Sky
Marooners
Minion Masters
Mirage: Arcane Warfare
Morphblade
No Time To Explain Remastered
OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX
Odallus: The Dark Call
Offensive Combat: Redux!
One Finger Death Punch
Over 9000 Zombies!
Panzer Corps
PARTICLE MACE
Planet Ancyra Chronicles
Platypus
Poker Night at the Inventory
PolyRace
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Satellite Reign
Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete
Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content
Squareface
Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Super 3-D Noah's Ark
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
The Emptiness Deluxe Edition
The Orphan Dreams
Tick's Tales
TIS-100
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found
Tumblestone
Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition
UBERMOSH:BLACK
Wasteland
World of Mixed Martial Arts 3
You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel
Z
Z.A.R.
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War
Original Journey
SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition
Mr. Shifty
Serial Cleaner
Uurnog Uurnlimited
Splasher
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
Pocket Kingdom
Skullgirls
Neon Chrome
Chroma Squad
Poly Bridge
The Girl on the Train
BalanCity
Drawful 2
Mini Metro
Lost Castle
Dominari Tournament
Running with Rifles
Quiplash
Endless Legend™ - Classic Edition
Scanner Sombre
Tank Operations: European Campaign
Battle for Orion 2
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Lumino City
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Deluxe
King of the Eggs
The Purring Quest
Endless Space - Collection
Earthtongue
Dungeons 2
Onion Force
Bioshock Remastered
Mordheim: City of the Damned

Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/150gems

Farcraft/Gai Travel
The Duller
Escape from here
Retro Space Shooter
Robo-orders
Mission: Wolf
The God Paradox
Santa Run
Ukrainian ball in search of gas
BAE
OutSplit
SCREW-NUT
Need For Gowna
Mighty Gemstones
Mighty Gemstones - Hardest Levels
Thirsty Bubble
rOt
Beach Restaurant
Circle UP
Beyond the Wall
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
Vampires!
Viki Spotter: The Farm
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 4
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 3
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia 2
Trivia Vault: Classic Rock Trivia
Trivia Vault: 1980's Trivia
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia
Trivia Vault: Science & History Trivia
Unite Cell
BLOK DROP NEO
Paint Skills
Squares
Nice Way
Kingdom Defense
SOUNDTRACK? OK!
Sos i Pie Sos
Galactic Lords
Galactic Lords OST
Space Escape!
Insects runner
Keeplanet
Watergate Xtreme
Super Ultra Monster Smash!
Toy Seeker
Dogcoin
Grape Jelly
Lost jumping frog
Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids
Moving Day
Twine3D
Thundering Skies
Walhall
Evil Spirits
Old Factory
Sci-fi Chess
Abasralsa
Sad City 42
Retro Miami
Station 228
AI Dummy
Old School FOTD
Hardcore ZBoy
Kama Bullet Heritage
Kama Bullet Heritage 2
Direct
War Hunter
Solenars Edge Rebirth
SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack
Nathuz Soundtrack
RageBall
Hot Pool
Coin Pusher
Bitcoin
SurvivalZ
Christmas Race 2
Burst Into
Burst Into Soundtrack
Fantasyland
Fantasyland - All Heroes
Haldor
My Super Tower 2
ArcBall
Fallen Cube
16bit Trader
All Guns On Deck
Blood of Old
Cubetractor
Dead Bits
Red Risk
Skyraine
Soulbringer
Terra Lander
Bumper Halloween
Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions
Guardian's Oath
ISEE
Mumps
Sleengster
The Exorcist
Terra Lander
Krog Wars
Wyatt Derp 2
Withering Kingdom Arcane War
Winged Knight Penetration
Bear Football
Psychiatrist Simulator
Bullet VR
Colony On Mars
Abstractism
Africa Hunting
BAE 2
Blackjack In Space
Glasswinged Ascension
Clash of Castle
Happy New Year Clicker
Home Alone Girlfriend
Pixel Space Battles
Kamikaze Cube
Plandzz
ROGALIK
Robot Warriors
Rampage Ragdoll
RollingBall: Unlimited World
Rainbow Rage Squad
Real Drift
Pipes!
Spermination
ArcBall 2
Fluffy Friends 2
[Want]
Wishlist or Offers
Some missing humble bundle/monthly games:
ARMA 3 Apex
F1 2017
Kingsway
Rain World
Sunless Seas
HELLDIVERS
Youtuber’s Life
Planetbase
Planetoid Pioneers
Ark Survival Evolved
Battlesloths
Obduction
The Jackbox Party Pack 2
Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have
Trade link for if want to send a steam offer
Steam Profile
Steam Wishlist
SGS Rep Page
SGS Rep Page 2
SGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page
IGS Rep Page 2
IGS Rep Page 3
IGS Rep Page 4
GT Rep Page
GT Rep Page 2
Steamtrades Rep Page
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Why your business should use a full node to accept bitcoin

If you're running a business that accepts bitcoin, you should use a full node wallet in your backend to accept bitcoin. Using a centralized web API like blockchain.info or blockr.io, or using a payment processor like Bitpay, BitGo or Coinbase.com has significant downsides that you should be aware of.
Uptime
When a centralized web API like blockchain.info goes down, any business payment processor relying on them will go down too.
A full node is part of a peer-to-peer network, which has very strong properties of resilience and uptime. The p2p network will never go down unless bitcoin itself dies.
Bittorrent, a similar p2p network to Bitcoin, is known for its unrivaled uptimes.
World’s Oldest Torrent Is Still Being Shared After 4,419 Days (JANUARY 24, 2016)
The torrent file of The Matrix ASCII was created more than 12 years ago (4,419 days) on December 20, 2003. Even though the original site is no longer online, it still has 8 active seeders at the time of writing.
There are also people actively downloading the file, most likely after they found a copy of the release on one of the torrent sites where it remains available. To the best of our knowledge, this means that The Matrix ASCII is the oldest torrent that’s still being actively shared.
On the other hand, web APIs like blockchain.info that have a single point of failure go down all the time.
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/search?q=blockchain.info+down&restrict_sr=on
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Abitcointalk.org+blockchain.info+down&oq=site%3Abitcointalk.org+blockchain.info+down
Censorship Resistance
Often businesses use bitcoin in sectors that are frowned-upon or outright blocked. One of the very early uses of bitcoin was by Wikileaks to accept donations after Paypal and Visa imposed a worldwide blockade. Many online poker sites in the US are also blockaded by banks and payment processors and so use bitcoin instead.
In one cases a payment processor attempted to strongarm a business into spying on their users.
Seafile is a high-performance, fully-encrypted, open source file storage and syncing solution. The service competes directly with Dropbox and other major cloud service providers.
“From Sunday June 19th 2016 we are no longer allowed to accept payments via PayPal,” states the company Blog. “PayPal has demanded that we monitor data traffic as well as all our customers’ files for illegal content. They have also asked us to provide them with detailed statistics about the files types of our customers sync and share
“Since complying with this demand would violate German / European data protection laws (and also be morally wrong in our opinion) we have declined to comply with this demand.”
http://bravenewcoin.com/news/seafile-accepts-bitcoin-after-paypal-shenanigans/
If your business fits this profile, switching out one centralized payment method (Bank Transfer, Visa, Paypal) for another (Bitpay, Coinbase.com, blockchain.info) is risky and leaves you vulnerable.
A Bitcoin full node is the most censorship-resistant way of using bitcoin. By connecting directly to the p2p network, nothing can stop you from receiving or sending payments.
Privacy
If you use a centralized web API or payment processor, that institution will know what all your bitcoin addresses are. It will know what your business's entire cash flow and income is.
On July 20th 2016, the owner of the torrent site KickAssTorrents was arrested and the website shut down. One contributory factor was that the owner accepted bitcoin donations using Coinbase.com's payment processor.
https://news.bitcoin.com/coinbase-helps-fbi-shut-kickasstorrents/
In 2012, KAT started accepting Bitcoin donations, and U.S. officials say records received from Coinbase revealed the Bitcoin donation address was maintained by the exchanges services. The Coinbase account was registered to Artem Vaulin located in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The affidavit reports that $72,767 USD in bitcoin had entered the owner’s donation wallet.
A bitcoin full node does not reveal to any third-party server which addresses are in it's wallet. It downloads the entire blockchain history from the p2p network, and therefore preserves your privacy in this respect.
Counterfeit Prevention and Consensus Verification
This is probably the most important reason, although it's a little complicated to understand.
If your business took cash banknotes or gold coins as payment, you wouldn't accept them without carefully verifying that the banknotes were genuine or that the gold was real. The same is true with bitcoin.
For a bitcoin to be genuine, it must follow all the rules of the bitcoin network. Rules like:
Only a full node under your control give you certainty that all these rules of Bitcoin are followed, which therefore checks that your incoming payments are genuine. There are small scale attacks possible where your business may be left holding fake bitcoins that have no value and disappear soon after.
But if an bad actor were ever to attack Bitcoin in this way, it would likely be an attack on the entire currency rather than your single business. So if Bitcoin is valuable to you, and you want to see it survive then it is essential to use a full node instead of a payment processor or lightweight wallet for your business' transactions.
For more details on this economic consensus argument, see the full node page on the bitcoin wiki full node page or the developer guide
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