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Had no problems with update over the top of the beta.  Google didn't recognize it as the same application until this morning, and then prompted for the available update.  Guess it took someone to download it once for that to kick in.  All beta tags replaced, etc.  Clean upgrade.

FWIW:  New Google Play Store ratings require +1 account in case anyone hasn't set one up or have an un-linked Google profile device.

Trading Discussion / BTC-TC and LitecoinGlobal - Shut down notice
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
This may impact overall price stability for the next while.  Keep this in mind as the money flows for whatever gain or loss you may incur as a result.  (There is a lot of BTC involved here.)

Source:  https://btct.co/

{begin quote}

"Website Shutdown Announcement

As a result of recent changes in the virtual currency regulatory environment, the btct.co and litecoinglobal.com virtual stock market websites will be closing down.  The following is our current schedule:

Approximately a week ago, both sites were closed to any new users and new asset creation was disabled.
Effective immediately, in conjunction with this release, trading will be halted, all order books cleared, and trading re-enabled.
October 7, 2013, all forms of secondary market trading will be halted on both sites.
Approximately October 31, 2013, both sites will be taken offline.  It is strongly suggested that participants take the following steps to protect all of their virtual assets:
All participants should take steps to transfer all of your BTC and LTC (and any other data you wish to keep, such as CSV trade histories) held on the sites to your personal computer or another trusted site.
All participants should make sure that their public BTC or LTC address is properly set in the Account page on the Settings tab whereby it can be shared with all issuers.
All “issuers” should have the contact information concerning their “investors”, and we ask that all “issuers” communicate with their “investors” as soon as possible as to how they will ensure that all are treated appropriately.
We regret this development. However, we want to do everything we can to minimize problems arising from this transition.  It is our goal to keep this shutdown orderly and calm.

Thank you for your participation, creativity, loyalty and sense of community over the past year.  Additional communications will follow as we work out the details.

Ethan Burnside
BTC Trading Corp."

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Newbie Central / Re: Getting Started
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »

I noticed your other post about tearing free from banking institutions and was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on this desire.

There are a lot of other angles to exchanging fiat to BTC and then to GoldCoin, but it may help to shed some light on your plan to narrow those recommendations down.

Most methods that incur greater risk for the seller, increase the premium over the base prices you'll encounter on the exchanges.  Hence, the safer the transaction (like ACH to a checking account) the lower the costs incurred by yourself.

Cash in hand and conversion to methods accepted by other conversion methods such as buying Linden Dollars via VirWox is possible, but it might help to get a feel for what your goals and methods desired are.


Your public and private keys are stored in a wallet.dat file.

So backing up and restoring the client is simply a process of copying this file to and from the folder of your local drive. There is also a backup feature in the client that I won't cover here.

The wallet.dat file is kept by default on windows machines here: /users/username/appdata/roaming/Goldcoin (GLD)/

- First, close the client

To backup the wallet: copy the wallet.dat file to the backup media of your choice.
To restore the wallet: copy the wallet.dat file back into the same folder.

- Then, open the client

If you have any questions, feel free to fire away.  8)

Newbie Central / Re: hey gld lovers
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »
Please don't be afraid to ask those questions.

The largest part of getting forums to provide answers over the long haul is that repository of questions.

Also, IME, those unasked and subsequently self answered questions, are usually needed by thousands of other people.  Typically for every 1 registered person, there are at least 10 or more lurkers who simply use a forum as a resource.

Cheers, and welcome.

Actual content.  Chinese are strange this way.

Crosslinking is all fine and good but we dont even have a subforum in any other language at present.

There are several BTC chinese sites out there that may help give the look and feel of what the layout needs to capture.  Typically, the cheeseball red and gold (how fitting) color scheme etc.

They have their own magazines dedicated to crypto and all that rot.

I guess I'm suggesting two things as a starting point for research:

1)  Design appeal
2)  Actual content

Page translations can happen with the browser for the most part.  Look into how the frames and other blocking methods need to be setup to accommodate the character size shifts and all that.

Some food for thought that may help kick in the creative juice as well:


Gambling and exchange links.  Hard part is doing the write up for the tie in on why you're ad-spacing for BTC while promoting GLD.  But not impossible.  Plus mild link exchange metrics to follow.  Just gotta keep it simple and clean.  Nobody spends time on domain placeholders or comes back willingly.

Let me know if this was helpful on any level.  Perhaps if one, then all => success, yes?

So one of the goals/subprojects will be essentially a "What is GoldCoin" equivalent of the "What is BitCoin" video?

Infamous example video:

Project Development / Re: CCE3 Testing Extended to Goldcoin
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:30:40 AM »
Been testing.  New bump is faster from my end on most, and esp GoldCoin.

Gratitude for the continued efforts.

Technical Support / Re: Gold Coin Address !!
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:29:10 AM »
i got a question, how can one generate his own QR codes. i would like to try to sell chicken eggs for GoldCoins here in my hometown to help spread the word and make a few coins. or is this still in the process?
also would like to sell rabbits i would call it "Doug's bunny"  :)

Inside the client is an option to generate QR codes with your address included.  Cant run it atm (wish I could) to be more specific on which area of the address allows this.  Copy and paste features are available in there.

The Break Room / Re: Lindsay Perry 10K GoldCoin™ Dating Challenge!
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:17:21 PM »
Who is Lindsay Perry?

I guess *not* a Katy Perry.  Though sadly that's what chimed.

FB description is curious:

"Combining her love of art, music and surfing, Lindsay has made a life that represents the very creativity she exudes. From Satellite Beach, FL, this young and vibrant being continues to turn heads with everything she pours herself into. When she’s not surfing, writing, modeling or creating for Bill..."

So professional surfer and musician.  And thank goodness not Katy ...

The Break Room / Re: Lindsay Perry 10K GoldCoin™ Dating Challenge!
« on: September 17, 2013, 08:31:51 PM »


The Break Room / Re: GoldCoin™: The One-Dollar Point-of-Sale Solution!
« on: September 16, 2013, 01:01:11 AM »
Great domain name moving forward for showcasing and or integrating new customers to the currency.

Contract using secured by credit card for backing of purchases would be required by most I'd imagine.  In plastic we trust as it were.  Straight billing is harder to establish without a shell and proof of fiscal bonding of some sort.  While I'm sure there are plenty of handshake opportunities, they'd be much harder to pull off. Fluctuation would cause some consternation.

I've seen other incentive programs work by putting out an account to charge to as part of the agreement (usually a discount program to prove it will generate new customers).  This may be necessary to engage the trust factor.  Either traditional escrow and balance option, credit card as collateral, or simple pre-paid voucher.

Something to consider when a handshake/signature on paper wont suffice at least.

Short answer yes.  But not because they have a backdoor into the blockchain.

Internet traffic monitoring and profile analysis.  Its really basic: x goes to y and initiates port traffic from x.  Y deals in bitcions, therefore this traffic pattern is coin.  Profile updated.

The same thing keeps coming up with TOR over and over again as well.  "Can you be followed?"  Again, this depends on how you use and start TOR.

Personally, if they had a method to corrupt the chain they'd have done it already based on the tinfoil hat crowd.  Since crypto currencies, esp btc at current, could destabilize the currency the NSA helps to protect.  They've been pretty blunt about helping on banking issues in the past.

Technical Discussion / Re: [HOW TO] Add a Node to the Goldcoin Network
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:23:26 PM »
Looking at some different solutions to add a node.

Q:  How much traffic does the node handle (per month would be ideal for hosting calcs)?

Q:  What would expected growth be over time (best guess or a way to calculate it)?

***  Feel sheepish for not just running some monitoring, but I figure others may benefit from similar answers if known.

The Break Room / Re: Downtown Homeless Finally Strike Gold?
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:01:24 PM »
I'm still stuck on other forms of installment payments that don't seem to cause the same "legal" headache.  Anyone got a link comparing the differences between something like FB coins to crypto?

The valuation and method of using them varies a lot of those on FB.  The Linden dollar even has a straight purchase point in USD that doesn't seem to have a legal issue.

Its been a sticking point in conversation in the regard.

But agreed, the conversion process is what I'm writing up as a major sticking point.  Perhaps the simple nutshell statement of "its too darn confusing for most people to convert crypto to fiat" is the hurdle that has to be addressed.

In the case of outreach, you could provide a single "exchange" to ease that headache.  But if you want it to reach further faster, it has to escape the "niche" system.

Personally I want a simple, easy to use, all comers welcome crypto system.  Its always up to you on which you accept and a monitor easily displays such.  POS already always you multiple transaction processes from single device so this isn't re-inventing the wheel.  Main issue is the transport on the back-end being transparent.

Only idea I've come up with requires more monies than I have to start it.  And mimics far too much the method of Paypal and other traditional banking for most of the communities comfort.

The FUD factor on the major crypto currency forums has kept me from getting anywhere near to helping answer this for myself.  Not that I get caught up in FUD, it just derails all serious conversations as the people who bank on FUD keep rolling up their bitcoin stashes right now.

***  Again, if this is too random etc for the goal here, please let me know.  Topic drift is a bane of most forum discussion and easily engaged in.

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