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Security / Avast detects malware int Nxt address
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:54:54 am »
Windows 7, Avast Premier

Here's the alert:


WTF?

Edit: Forgot so say it was upon the launch of the Windows client...

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Nxt General Discussion / BITSTAMP in trouble?
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:15:15 am »
Here's the mail I received a few hours ago:



And, upon connection to my Bitstamp account:



And when try to trade:



Finally, when trying to withdraw funds:



I don't know much more about this, apart from the fact that Bitstamp support has not been responding to request for a week, apparently...

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Nxt Client Helpdesk / NRS server has exited
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:54:52 pm »
I've been trying to update to the new version for some time, to no avail.
Setup : Windows 7 in a VMware VM

First thing I did was to update through the client itself.
After failing at that, I completely uninstalled the client through the Control Panel
Then I reinstalled the new client.
That failed also, so I uninstalled again, and reinstalled the old client.
That worked, but I was still stuck with 1.3
This took a few days, and then a new client was available, so I donwloaded it and installed it.
Same thing.

Here's a screenshot of what I get.



Anyone has an idea?

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I am pleased to announce the relase to the CryptoCoins hedge fund, result of months of work at CFA Consulting.

CryptoCoins is a hedge fund invested in crypto currencies, mainly Bitcoin. Based on the Nxt Asset Exchange (asset ID: 615502203617265072), it use it as the backbone for its trading, but since it is primarily aimed at attracting people from the non crypto world, it will be tradable directly in euros through the CCEDK exchange platform, chosen among other reasons for its quick reaction time.
It aims at hedging the risks associated with the high Bitcoin volatility.
The CryptoCoins hedge fund was backtested between October 2013 and October 2014:
 


We hope with this fund to bring people to cryptos, attention to Nxt, and money to investors.

Documentation is available for this fund here:
A six-page fund’s presentation:
•   In English
•   In French
A fourteen-page procedure to learn how to buy the fund from the Asset Exchange:
•   In English
•   In French
A thirty-page procedure to learn how to buy the fund with euros from CCEDK:
•   In English
•   In French
A two-page procedure to learn how to actively participate in the trading choices of CryptoCoins and earn money from it:
•   In English


Updates concerning the fund can be found here.

The marketing campaign will start soon.

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Français (French) / Guide des cryptos en français
« on: December 04, 2014, 06:03:39 am »
Je voudrais vous faire part de la finalisation d'un document sur lequel nous avons beaucoup travaillé, et qui pourra servire à aider les investisseurs à venir nous rejoindre dans le monde des crypto monnaies:

http://cfa-consulting.ch/dlfiles/Crypto_Guide_For_Investors_FR.pdf


La version anglaise est ici : http://cfa-consulting.ch/dlfiles/Crypto_Guide_For_Investors_EN.pdf

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Services / Room for rent on the Marketplace!
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:09:58 pm »

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Nxt Community News and Announcements / BTer hack: the hunt has begun
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:09:29 pm »
I hereby announce that I am starting a hunt for the BTer's hacker.


For this purpose, I am reaching out to the medias. Several articles are about to be published, starting with this one: http://bitcoinist.net/the-hunt-for-the-missing-nxt-has-begun/
And here details about the whole story: http://cointelegraph.com/news/112356/exclusive-key-negotiator-in-bter-nxt-hack-speaks-out

If some of you want to participate, there are several ways:
  • If you have information about "TheSir", please tell us
  • If you have skills in forensic, you can join our team
  • If you're a writer, write articles. We can help you get published
  • If you know how to do blockchain analysis, you can help tracking the money
  • If you have any other idea that you think can help, come on in

We are organizing donations to help with this. Accounts for the bounty that will be paid to the one catching the hacker:
- NXT: NXT-CFAC-4GHX-5W9P-629XV
- NXT Marketplace: CFAC Hacker Bounty Donation (will be reimbursed if we feel he managed to totally escape us): same account
- Bitcoin: 1AnP7pKmWuRWVJFwUZxwquiBToSUN4r4dq
Note: BTer has promised that 20% of the returned funds would got to those who catch the hacker. (https://nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/bter-hack-the-hunt-has-begun/msg92911/#msg92911

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|    THE HACKER NOW HAS A $100,000 BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD    |
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Accounts to pay for our expenses:
- NXT: NXT-CFAC-DSU8-AE6F-FVQ2U
- NXT Marketplace CFAC Hacker Hunt Donation: same account
- Bitcoin: 1E1ZGQgVSVnKcJerpyGAZaKgEeFpWfyN7o

A specific email has been created to receive all demands that need to be kept private. Indeed, this forum being public, sensitive information cannot be shared here.
bterhack-info [At] cfa-consulting.ch

The latest details about the hunt will be published here: http://cfa-consulting.ch/en/news.
And you can follow the hunt through Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFA_Consulting

Thank you for all the help I am sure we will receive.

Special message to the hacker: we've talked during long hours, and as well as I got to learn a lot about you, you learned about me. So you know this is no game. I am after you, and I am not an amateur. But you can call the hunt off. Get in touch with me, we'll settle the deal. But do that fast: don't wait to feel my breath on your neck, for it will be too late.


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Old Nxt Promotion Topics / Nxt promotion to businesses
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:04:02 pm »
For some time now, some of us have been working on a document to motivate investors to come and join us. (https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/nxt-promotion-to-investors/)

The document is in the hands of a designer at the moment, and now is the time to work on an adaptation for businesses.

So here is the new document, based on the one for investors.
Changes are in bold, so people who know the original do not have to reread the whole thing.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aIxdM04u1ywbYL24uxVsxU_RTQS7tWuLPcScdHY1aqs/edit?usp=sharing

This is the first version, and I would love help with the content.

Thanks a lot

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Nxt General Discussion / Merchants adoption of crypto currencies
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:45:56 am »
For a documentation I am currently working on, I would need to find historical data about the adoption of bitcoin by merchants.
I know there are about 65000 today that accept it and that it is foreseen that the number will rise to 100K by the end of the year.
I'd like to create a little chart showing the evolution since 2009-2010.

But I just can't seem to find that kind of data.

Would anyone know where this could be found?

Thanks.

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Jobs board / Need an advertisement professional
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:18:46 pm »
We've set up a group to find ways to promote Nxt and make it more known to the public. We need to find an advertisment professionnal to work with us promotting Nxt in the media.
If anyone is interested, please contact me.


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Nxt General Discussion / Nxt presentation
« on: July 14, 2014, 02:59:53 pm »
When I was at Coinsummit, someone asked me if I could show them a powerpoint presentation of Nxt.
Is there anything like this that already exists?
If not, what do you think I should put in it?

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Nxt General Discussion / 2014 London Coinsummit updates
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:07:16 pm »
CFA Consulting was at Coinsummit yesterday and today and made contacts with many people.
I'm opening this thread so I can keep you all updated about what I will actually negotiate with them for the Nxt community.
Please do not see this as a teaser or any kind of hype, I just want to concentrate information and demands for help here.

First thing: Contact with the media: https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/media-news-thread/
Got in touch with Bitcionist.net and http://epicenterbitcoin.com/

Second thing: A special treat for anon136. Got in touch with bullionbitcoin.com. The guy has done his part on the regulation side of the job. Now I think anon needs to introduce him a bit more to the AE.

Third thing: I also got in touch with Exchanges. Check this out: https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/promoting-nxt-to-exchanges-the-central-thread/msg63475/#msg63475

More updates to come

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Old Nxt Promotion Topics / Media: News thread
« on: July 11, 2014, 07:49:32 pm »
I am starting this thread so it can be used by the media to easily gather important information about Nxt.
So please, if you want them to know something important about Nxt that could be published, drop a message here.
The media I'll get in touch with will come here, and, if they need something special, I asked them to post it here also.


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Nxt General Discussion / In search for crypto informers
« on: July 08, 2014, 10:04:56 am »
Hello,

We're in the process of creating CFA Consulting, a company which role will be to help businesses to work with crypto currencies.
We need help gathering all the information necessary.
There are so many projects going on on the cryptos scene that we cannot search all the forums to be up to date. This would take all of our time and none would be left for going after customers.

So, if some of you could help us with that, it would be great. I am launching this idea to see how it is received. If some of you are actually interested, we'll discuss a way to organize this and to reward your efforts.

We may create a new forum, on our site, to host this kind of info. The idea would be to synthesize relevant information from the crypto scene (not just Nxt, though Nxt would be top priority), including links to sources.

Anyone interested in that ?

For more information about CFA Consulting : https://nxtforum.org/nxtbank/grant-winner-announcement/

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Security / Virtual Nxt appliance
« on: July 02, 2014, 03:14:52 pm »
Noticing that Nxt, as other crypto currencies, is quite hard to handle for the average potential user, and also opens the possibility of losing money through a security  breach on a computer, I decided to suggest the creation of a virtual appliance.
The idea would be to create a virtual machine with VMWare workstation, install a free Linux with high security options, install the Nxt client, and save the VM.
Optionally, a wallet for Bitcoin may help also.
Then we could upload it there: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/category_groups/virtual-appliances

It would offer a free and easy solution to help people to securely work with Nxt.
AND it would also show Nxt to other non crypto communities.

I'd do it myself, but I am not a Linux expert. But i can help on making the VM available when it's done.

What do you guys think ?

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Trading & Exchanges / Bitstamp is unprofessional
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:38:01 am »
I just had some problems with Bitstamp.
I worked with them several times, with varying wires size, the biggest one being $33k

When I opened an account, they asked plenty of personal info.
Then I sent some money and it went through. That was testing.
After that, I sent some bigger money. Upon reception, they asked for more information, which induced delays.
Later, I sent some more money, and they asked for more info (like the amount I was planning to send overall, from which banks, why I wanted BTC, etc.) I answered. More delays.
I sent some money again, more questions. Told them to speed things up and that they didn't need any more info.
They complied. But more delays
I sent yet some more money. It went through easily.
And now I send some big money, and they ask proof of where it comes from.

Here's the transcript:


Quote
Dear DoM P,

We received your deposit, however in order to fully satisfy our additional KYC procedure, we kindly ask you to please provide with any financial documentation which can confirm the origin of your sent funds, such as savings account statement, salary payslip, tax revenue statement or anything similar.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to your earliest reply.

Best regards,
Tomaž Rozman


DoM P
01.7.2014 12:38:47
Look at our history of tickets. That's the FOURTH time you are asking for extra elements.

This is the last time I am working with you...

Either Make the money available now or wire it back at the moment so I can work with professionals elsewhere.

Act FAST. This is crypto land, damn it!


This is really sickening... :(

Tomaž Rozman
01.7.2014 13:43:44
Dear DoM P,

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences, however please note that the additional KYC check is a part of our internal policies as it is required once your deposit transfers meet some of our volume and frequency thresholds. These thresholds are set internally for easier monitoring and in order to prevent fraud and money laundering.

The documents we requested are necessary for us to be able to fully satisfy our additional KYC procedure before we are able to process your deposit transfer.

We look forward to your soonest reply.

Sincerely,
Tomaž Rozman

DoM P
01.7.2014 14:06:26
Well... As I said, I don't want to be bothered with this anymore.
I don't care about your internal process. I have my own internal process and you don't seem to take it much into account.

While you're wasting time, bitcoin's value rises. This little chat may cost me thousands.

So I have already answered plenty of questions about this and that.
Every time, they come up once I send money.
You could ask them BEFORE. But I suppose your "internal process" is not set up for this.

So, now, do as I ask: Either send the money back or make it available.

If this is not done within 2 hours, I will start telling people what I think of you.

My father was about to bring in another $100k, but i will probably do this through one of your competitors.

Now, act. One way of the other.

And Fast. Stop talking.

DoM P
01.7.2014 14:58:59
Over an hour has passed since my last message.
Still no news
In an hour, I'll start spreading FUD.

Doesn't seem you care about your customers. It's a mistake.


This wasted time is costing me money. Bitcoins' price wente up $12.
For $100k, it means you potentially cost me $2000

MOVE!!!

Tomaž Rozman
02.7.2014 07:48:38

Dear DoM P,

I sincerely apologize for the delayed response.

Please understand, that before we can proceed with processing of your deposit transfer, we unfortunately must successfully complete this additional KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure. Therefore we kindly ask you to please provide a financial document in question so that we are able to process your deposit transfer without any further delay.

If you are unable or unwilling to provide the needed documents we can also request a transfer order to be prepared by our bank and then send the transfer back to the originating bank account, less banking fees.

Please inform us how you wish to proceed.

We look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Tomaž Rozman

DoM P
02.7.2014 08:43:50
I have already answered series of questions from you, each time happening right after a deposit.
This is not professional.
What you are asking now takes days to gather. Your procedure is really bad.
You could have asked this countless times before, but you didn't. You wait for me to send $100k to decide this would be a good time to ask more questions.

Do you see have wrong this is?

I'm doing business with plenty of people on the crypto scene.
The only one that did that is Cryptsy. Everyone is leaving them and it looks like it's becoming an MtGox v2.
By acting like this, you're paving the road to become v3. Is that what you want?

So, 2 options here:
1. Make the money available, now.
2. Wire it back, with no fees, since this is all your fault.

Be professional.
And Fast.
FAST!

PS: Word is already spread about all this. Be sure to lose many customers if you don't handle this right

If needed, have your boss call me at +xx xxx xxx xx xx

Tomaž Rozman
02.7.2014 09:29:32

Dear DoM P,

please understand as you have deposited fiat funds, we are required by our internal rules and procedures to obtain information on the origin of the deposited fiat funds so we are able to establish with sufficient level of certainty that the deposited funds have not been obtained through any abnormal proceedings. This is a manifestation of Bitstamp's proactive approach towards compliance with the UK Anti-Money Laundering legislation and transparency.

we are more than happy to process your deposit transfer and credit the funds to your Bitstamp account as soon as you are able to provide us with a financial document which confirms how the funds which you have so far deposited to your account have been acquired (ex. salary payslip / savings account statement or anything similar).

After we will be able to finish the additional KYC, your future deposit transfers should be processed without any delays.

If you are unable to do so, we can also inform our payment processing department to return the deposited funds back to the originating account, less banking fees.

Please confirm how you wish us to proceed.

Best regards,
Tomaž Rozman

DoM P
02.7.2014 09:39:05
This is really tiring.
Why wasn't this required before ? Your rules change every time I send you money. Regulations didn't change within that time.

I am not spending days to gather the required documents, coming from different countries and several finance actors, some of which I don't work with anymore.
You should have asked BEFORE. That's not how business is done.

I already told you what your options were. Jsut do it fast.

I am getting angry at you now.
Calling my lawyer.

Tomaž Rozman
02.7.2014 10:12:46

Dear DoM P,

thank you for your reply.

we have forwarded this case to our payment processing department to return the deposited funds back to the originating bank account.

Best regards,
Tomaž Rozman

Is anyone having this kind of problems with them or an other exchange?
What other exchange would you advise me to turn to ?

If any of you already have an account with them, opening a support message about this kind of problem may help. Reference to my account can be made : #967718



My account # is 967718

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Nxt General Discussion / How many accounts?
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:26:43 am »
I am wondering... Is there a way to know how many non empty accounts there are in Nxt ?

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Trading & Exchanges / Direct exchange guidelines
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:44:15 pm »
These days the moderators noticed an increasing number of offers to buy or sell Nxt without going through Exchanges. In the recent past, some people have been tricked into sending NXT or BTC to the wrong people and lost the money in the process. This is why we feel necessary to stress out some very important points:
  • Exchanges: for a moderate fee and often little delay, offer a reliable escrow service that should be the preferred choice for relatively small amounts of NXT. So, for anything less that 5% - 10% of the daily volume of transactions, that should be your first choice. Bter, Poloniex, and naturally DGEX, are trustworthy exchanges, and you could even use them all to limit the risk of having too big of an impact on the market price.
  • Direct trading: the only good reason we see to do direct trading instead of using exchanges is to avoid affecting Nxt's price. So again, only large amounts should qualify for this method of exchange.
  • Escrow service: unless you know the person with whom you want to trade very well, using an escrow service is the best method. Anon136 (NXT-UWKJ-GFEV-AGY4-5C4YS), VanBreuk (NXT-RQYG-UPJP-HMMH-7WHFZ), and myself (NXT-LP8G-9NHV-VUQB-58ZZF) have volunteered to do it for a 0.9% fee. Some people want to use escrow to do an anonymous trade. The whole point of using an escrow being to trust a third party, this kind of request is perfectly acceptable.
  • Know who to trust when doing this: Whether you exchange directly or go through an escrow, make sure the people you are dealing with are really the ones you think they are: there is always the risk of account hacking.
There are several methods to check the identity of an account:
  • If a message has been signed in the past, ask for a new signed message and check the key is the same
  • Ask for a token from an account that is known to be owned by the person you trust (NOT the Nxt address in the message signature, for this can be changed if the account is hacked)
    To verify a token from another member:
    • Make sure your local client is running
    • Verify result on http://localhost:7876/admin.html
    • Your client will tell you if it checks out OK. Look for ' "valid":true ' in the response, and the response will also include an account number you can use to check in the blockexplorer.
    • If someone gives you a link to check, DONT just click it and look for TRUE and call it good as they could have copied and given you someone else's token. Verify that the link they give you includes their exact username@site in the '&website=' part.
  • Ask for a private Skype session if you already know the face of who you trust. In doubt, DO NOT TRADE.
In any case, take your time. People here live all around the world and may not be available to answer your questions at the moment you ask them.

Once parties have an agreement, we suggest to take care of the exchange as swiftly as possible and to not let each other waiting with no communication. These exchanges can be stressful for all parties, please keep calm and polite at all times.

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Nxt General Discussion / Cryptos and taxes
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:31:17 am »
In the process of creating a company working with cryptos, the  question arose as to how to handle the tax subject.

- What happens with gains made in the crypto world? If John Doe invests $100,000 in cryptos, turns it into $200,000, what happens? Should he get taxed at the end of the year based on the fiat value of his crypto positions? Or does John wait to cash out to declare profit? What if he cashes out only $100,000 and keeps the rest in cryptos, does he declare profits of a 100% of $50,000 or nothing at all?

- Company wise, if enterprise X employs John Doe and pays him with cryptos, how is that handled? Would John Doe have to reveal his real identity? With the possibility of creating many accounts, how would a tax auditor react? What if company A pays with cryptos company B to have a job done, that will allow profits for A? Can the payment to B be deduced from A's profits, knowing this is all crypted and hard to follow?

- What about VAT ?

- What is the impact of the fact that this is happening worlwide, outside of any jurisdiction?

- What regulations a company located in country A and working with other companies in B, C, and D, for customers in E, F, and G should follow ?

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Nxt General Discussion / AE Financial regulations
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:04:47 am »
Thinking about the AE and how scams and/or unprofessional assets are issued, I figured I'd suggest the creation of a private Regulatory Authority, much like the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) that manages the NY stock Exchange.

The purpose of this would be to define a set of rules to follow and to audit assets to ensure they are respected.

It would work as a label: Nothing would be enforced, but assets issuers would have a double interest in complying to those rules:
1. It would give guidelines to what to do or not do. Sort of a Best Practices document
2. By obtaining the label and thus looking more trustworthy, it would attract more investors


The necessary work for this would be paid for by the asset issuers.

What do you think ?

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