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Bitfinex chapter, quick preview: an attempt to explain WTF. Doesn't include latest developments. Please nitpick.

Currently trying to do a non-shit cover for the book, which is actually a huge amount of work given I have no artistic talent whatsoever (though I'm OK at graphic design).
So instead of doing that, here's what I have so far on a current rich seam of comedy gold!
Please look over this and flag any inaccuracies or unclear bits. What they did is convoluted and confusing, and a good example of why bankruptcy laws exist, so we need to maximise clarity.
The latest developments are not included, except the redemption. But OH BOY WILL SAID DETAILS BE FUN!
Bitfinex: software competence turns out not to be optional
If you’re not interested in mining or selling something to get bitcoins, exchanges unfortunately haven’t improved much since Mt. Gox.
Bitfinex is one of the closer things Bitcoin has, or had, to a reputable exchange. Advocates liked and trusted it and enjoyed using it – it has margin trading and other fancy features – and recommended it to others.
Its software turned out to be made entirely of copy-and-pasted cheese and string that nobody at all knew how to fix. This is quite typical of Bitcoin-related code and systems, as if financial software and systems had never happened.
Bitfinex was based on the codebase from defunct exchange Bitcoinica, which was founded by sixteen-year-old Bitcointalk user “Zhoutong” and shut down after being hacked in 2012. One of Bitfinex's early developers described what the system was like when he had been working on it:[1]
It has proved impossible to cleanly modularize and upgrade zhoutong’s spaghetti code. (Or if it is possible, Bitfinex technical team doesn’t know how to proceed.) In the current system, everything is entangled. There is no clean separation of concerns. They inherited this steaming shitpile of a codebase and they're stuck with it.
Their legacy data model, as implemented in their current system is insane. The system was designed by a 16 year old FFS! Everything is ad hoc, there is no specification, there was zero documentation, there is minimal accounting for edge cases, exception handling was tacked on as an afterthought. There was no thinking things through. Everything is ad-hoc! Therefore it kinda works except when it doesn’t!
A Bitfinex representative responded stating that “a grand total of 0 lines from Bitcoinica's code exist on Bitfinex” (the site moved at least partially to the AlphaPoint platform in 2015), but the poster asked him to explain, if Bitfinex had an all-new codebase, how they had accurately reproduced bugs that dated back to Bitcoinica.
The software problems were glossed over for years, because day traders are otherwise known as compulsive gamblers, and cryptocurrency day traders are the worst. I don’t often use the word “degenerate,” but if I did, they’re who I’d apply it to: reduced to a lizard brain, typing and clicking obsessively and watching for a number to change and provide a hit to the pleasure centre, all other mental and bodily functions atrophied. They make foreign exchange day traders look sober, considered and balanced.
On 12 August 2016, nearly 120,000 BTC (then around US$60 million) was stolen from Bitfinex customer accounts. The accounts were secured with multiple signatures, including from third party agency Bitgo, but the hacker seemed to know Bitfinex’s systems and even overrode Bitfinex’s transaction limits. On many accounts, two of the three signatures were Bitfinex, and Bitgo routinely allowed all requests from Bitfinex because there were so many.
Usually a theft of this magnitude heralds an exchange disappearing or shutting up shop with apologies, or the regulators noticing their existence and swooping in. In this case, as the supplier of gambling trading facilities not available elsewhere, Bitfinex felt there was sufficient demand for their services that a drastic action would be considered acceptable to their users. To wit: a 36% “haircut” for all customers. Depositors who had been hacked would be compensated with money from depositors who hadn’t.
You might think that compensating your customers using money from other customers, while the managers or owners don’t take a hit in any way, would be grossly illegal in any reasonable financial system. Particularly as bankruptcies usually go creditors, then depositors, and equity holders last. But welcome to Bitcoin.
Why on earth did the users put up with this? Secondly, because this was claimed to be the haircut they’d take if Bitfinex were to liquidate. (No, Bitfinex didn't show their working.) But firstly, because they were obsessive gamblers, desperate for more access to their strip mall casino. Bitfinex promptly went back up to No. 1 on the Bitcoin exchange volume charts, because Bitcoiners never learn.
Bitfinex didn’t want its users to feel they’d been left high and dry. So it offered them Bitfinex tokens (BFX) for their losses, saying (though not guaranteeing) that they’d totally come through at some later date on these IOUs and reimburse the holders with their face value:[2]
The token is a notional credit, is dependent on the Bitfinex Group’s recovery of Losses, and is subordinated to any claims against the Bitfinex Group not related to the Losses.
Meanwhile, you could trade these tokens – trading away your right to reimbursement if the stolen coins were recovered – and use them as collateral for financed trades! Only on Bitfinex, of course:
The token and your rights pursuant thereto may not be assigned except with notice to, and the prior consent of, the Bitfinex Group, on terms to be determined by the Bitfinex Group.
You might think this would constitute offering an unregistered security, but welcome to Bitcoin. The price for BFX dropped below its $1 face value even before release, opening at $0.80 and ending the day at $0.32.
Bitfinex redeemed about 1% of the BFX in early September. As it happened, they had enabled margin trading on BFX one day before, and the price went up from $0.40 to $0.56 just before the announcement. Speculation was that they had paid for the 1% redemption using insider margin trading on the BFX itself, thus looking good for free,[3] but I’m sure it was all just pure coincidence.
Bitfinex was getting their customers coming and going, and keeping them coming and going. Around the time of the 1% redemption, 30% of trading on Bitfinex was BFX, which they collected trading fees on. Furthermore, the BFX tokens kept their customers on Bitfinex in the hope of a payout, rather than just cashing out and never coming back.
In October, they came up with another layer on the scheme: the Recovery Right Token (RRT), for everyone who had converted their BFX for further gambling. Should any of the stolen coins ever be recovered, Bitfinex would first pay back the BFX holders who had not converted their BFX to something else, then pay back RRT holders with the remainder. That’s a made-up token on a made-up token on money they would normally have had to pay back.
Convoluted arrangements like this are part of why bankruptcy laws, let alone financial trading regulations, exist: so that creditors and depositors get paid first and fairly in a clear and open manner, rather than having what they are owed obscured in fast-talking flimflam.
In the meantime, Bitfinex set a financial and security audit in motion. Not by any such tawdry profession as actual accountants; they used “Ledger Labs Inc., a top blockchain forensics and technology firm,” which happens to be run by Vitalik Buterin, creator of altcoin Ethereum (of which more later).[4]
They also posted an open letter to the hacker, seeking “a mutually agreeable arrangement in exchange for an enormous bug bounty”, i.e., if only they would explain how they’d hacked Bitfinex: “Our interest here is not to accuse, blame or make demands, but rather to discuss an arrangement that we think you will find interesting.”[5]
It was entirely unclear to any observer what possible arrangement would be more interesting to the thief than “I have all your bitcoins now.” The stolen bitcoins are slowly being sold off through other exchanges.[6] This is very like a bank accepting dye-marked notes known to have been stolen from another bank and deciding they don’t care. At least Bitfinex will never have to cash in those RRTs.
In April 2017, Bitfinex announced they would finally redeem 100% of the BFX tokens for their $1.00 face value![7] This involves paying back the dollar value of the stolen bitcoins at the time of the theft – i.e., about half what it was by April. They also shut down all margin positions on BFX, putting users with insufficient collateral into debt to them (on a margin position on their own debt).
The founder of Bitfinex, Raphael Nicolle, has never seemed to appreciate the problem financial regulators tend to have with schemes that pay early investors using money from later investors. He enthusiastically backed the Pirateat40 Ponzi – though at least he later apologised for that one[8] – and came up with a high-yield scheme of his own:
So I'm thinking of the following plan: when I need more coins than I have to fill an order, I will ask everyone that previously “registered” with me to lend me some btc. After 7 days, I will return all of it, principal + 2% interests. For you to be contacted, you would have to post here or in PM to say you might lend me bitcoins, and approx. how many you'd be willing to lend me.[9]
Nicolle has not been seen online since the 120,000 BTC hack.[10]
The Bitfinex hack does answer one common question about Bitcoin:
“If you're so down on Bitcoin, why don't you short it?”
“Well ...”
1 elux. Comment on “[Daily Discussion] Sunday, October 04, 2015”. Reddit /bitcoinmarkets, 4 October 2015.
2 Bitfinex. “BFX Token Terms”. August 2016.
3 e.g., 7a11l409b1d3c65. "Buttfinex pays back 1% of their debt - Butters cheer, not realizing that they have been scammed again". Reddit /buttcoin, September 2016.
4 Zane Tackett. “Bitfinex: Update Regarding Security Audit, Financial Audit, And More”. Reddit /bitcoinmarkets, 17 August 2016.
5 Giancarlo Devasini. “Message to the individual responsible for the Bitfinex security incident of August 2, 2016”. Bitfinex blog, 21 October 2016.
6 Andrew Quentson. “Bitfinex’s Hacked Bitcoins Are on the Move; 5% Recovery Bounty Offered”. CryptoCoinsNews, 27 January 2017.
7 “100% Redemption of Outstanding BFX Tokens”. Bitfinex, 3 April 2017.
8 unclescrooge. “[shame thread]The sorry and thank you Pirateat40 thread”. Bitcointalk.org Bitcoin Forum > Economy > Marketplace > Lending > Long-term offers, 17 August 2012.
9 unclescrooge. "Unclescrooge 1-week deposit program at 2%/week". Bitcointalk.org Bitcoin Forum > Economy > Marketplace > Lending > Long-term offers, 13 September 2012.
10 Andrew Quentson. “Bitfinex’s Founder Seemingly Tried to Start a Ponzi Scheme”. Cryptocoins News, 8 June 2016. hai
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UASF is basically what you would expect to see if Bitcoin were being divided intentionally

I've been involved in Bitcoin for a long time. I know the problem it is trying to solve. And I recognize the hurdles placed in the way of doing so.
One of those hurdles, as we have all seen, is systematic manipulation and censorship. At some point, each of us has noticed that different people in Bitcoin seem to have had different experiences surrounding the same major events, since its creation. Each of us has witnessed the deliberate manipulation, the lies and censorship, that exacerbates this division.
Why did Satoshi really quit? Is Gavin really trustworthy? Why did he quit? What about Mike Hearn? What really happened with pirateat40? What really happened with the bear whale? What happened at MtGox? Is Roger Ver trustworthy? What about Peter Vessenes and the Bitcoin Foundation? Why did they add Satoshi to their list of "founders"? Is Blockstream trustworthy? What happened to Theymos and all those Bitcoins he raised to build a new forum? Who really is Craig Wright, and why would trustworthy people believe his claims? Why would others dismiss them out of hand?
Ask ten different questions. You will get a hundred different answers. People can't even seem to agree on a common interpretation of a fifty-word agreement that they all negotiated and signed.
Why is that, exactly?
Trading and finance and currency are ultimately just information games. Having the right information at the right time, and being able to trust it, can make you rich. Having the wrong information, and trusting it, can make you poor. And in the fiat world, at least, having no information, or taking the default position of not trusting anything, is guaranteed to make you poor, over time.
Bitcoin was designed to change that. Bitcoin was designed to overcome the information coordination problem. It was intended to reverse this fundamental bias of the modern economy towards disinformation, destruction and poverty. And the way it does this, the innovation which enables it to do so in a trustless manner, is proof-of-work.
Yes, Bitcoin is "decentralized," as it was designed to produce economic decentralization. But to say that there is no central authority is a blatant lie. The central authority is the genesis block, and all valid blocks after that which have the most proof of work. The central authority is the group of wonderful, intelligent, selfless people who worked tirelessly, both before Satoshi and after, to bring Bitcoin into fruition and unite the world behind it. The central authority is our shared recognition of the ordering and inclusion of transactions in the chain of transactions that goes back to the beginning. It can be distributed, divided among many miners and among many individuals controlling various pieces of Bitcoin, as seems to have been deliberately done.
But it must be global. It must be shared. It must be voluntary. And it must be valid.
Therefore, every attempt to alter the definition of "validity" should be evaluated with extreme skepticism. Who is making this proposal? What is their connection to Bitcoin, and to its creation? What are their other connections, and motivations? What are the methods used to promote this proposal, and to counter its detractors? Does this proposal continue to unite the Bitcoin community, or does it divide it needlessly?
I have witnessed, over the past seven years, Bitcoin become progressively more and more separated from its creation. I have seen individuals come and go with little explanation. I have seen a few controversial and influential figures intentionally segregated. And I have seen Bitcoin suffer for it. I can't help but wonder whether this is not only intentional, but malicious.
I, myself, have done my own small part to attempt to unite Bitcoin, to re-connect it to its creation, to determine and to share what is really going on. For this, I have been censored and maligned. I don't take it personally. But it does beg the question:
Is Bitcoin being deliberately divided?
I'm not talking about decentralization, whether of nodes or of mining or of development or of trading or of discussion or of the real Bitcoin economy. That's all well and good.
I'm talking about fundamental, basic, irreversible... division. Permanent and intentional separation of Bitcoin, from its creation.
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Just hit $9.00...

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Book intro, your most querulous nitpicking needed.

Another book excerpt! This is the very first bit of the book, the first thing you would see with "Look Inside" or picking up the physical copy. As such, this needs to be perfect on the word level, tell people what's in the book and make them want more. Please nitpick querulously. Suggestions eagerly welcomed. (Might also make text from this the blurb.)
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A Bitcoin FAQ
Updated 9/30/2013 – © Christian Wagner CC by-nc-sa
http://brokenlibrarian.org/bitcoin/
Short Version
1) Should I buy Bitcoins?
No.
2) But I keep seeing all this stuff in the news about them and how
No. Tech journalism is uniformly terrible, always remember this.
3) How does this work? It doesn’t make any sense!
No, it really doesn’t. It’s impossible to accurately explain Bitcoin in anything less than mind-numbingly boring technical terms so you should probably just not worry about it. Go do something useful instead.
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Introduction
This book is aimed at those who’ve heard about “Bitcoin,” “blockchains” or “Ethereum” and want to know more. As I write this in June 2017, we’re in the middle of a huge crypto bubble that’s getting mainstream press, and there are things you need to know before getting involved.
Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story: bubble economy thinking and the art of the steal. There is no such thing as a free lunch or a get-rich scheme.
The technology is an excuse to make outlandish near-magical claims. The scams and scammers are frankly amazing, in both their audacity and their ineptitude.
You can make money from Bitcoin! But it is vastly more likely that you will be the one that others make their money from.
Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
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What’s wrong with Bitcoin, blockchains and cryptocurrencies?
For all their creators’ good intentions, crypto assets are in practice saturated with scams at every level. When phrases like “a whole new form of money” or “the old rules don’t apply any more” start going around, people get gullible and the ethically-challenged get creative. Cryptos reliably attract serial scammers, and serial victims who get burnt repeatedly.
Cryptocurrency is also a disastrous waste of resources and effort at every level – in particular, “Proof of Work,” as used in Bitcoin and Ethereum, is an environmental disaster.
Cryptocurrency advocates are frequently both strident and delusional about technology, economics, human nature and computer science itself. General incompetence and Dunning-Kruger syndrome are the order of the day.
Not even the underlying technology, the blockchain, turns out to be useful for anything practical. It’s a bad technology being sold on buzzwords.
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What the book covers
Digital cash, without having to check in with a central authority, sounds like a useful idea; Bitcoin is a first attempt. I explain what you have when you have a “bitcoin” and describe the ridiculously wasteful process of generating bitcoins, using as much electricity as all of Ireland.
Why would anyone do this? To implement a weird and extreme libertarian ideology, literally based on conspiracy theories about central bankers. Bitcoin was intended to reinvent the gold standard, so it works like a commodity: incredibly volatile, with booms, busts and bubbles.
Nobody knows who “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the creator of Bitcoin who disappeared in 2011, actually was. But there have been a few noteworthy candidates.
Bitcoin advocates promise all sorts of possibilities and use cases for Bitcoin. A lot of these contradict each other and none of them work in practice. The idea is to get you to buy Bitcoin and send the price up.
Bitcoin rose from its creation in 2009 to a spectacular economic bubble in late 2013. As a financial instrument created without regulation, it was like catnip for scammers – the Pirateat40 Ponzi scheme of 2012 held 7% of all bitcoins just before its collapse. Exchanges were founded by enthusiastic amateurs; the largest exchange, Mt. Gox, collapsed in early 2014 and took $400 million with it. The only consumer use case was drugs, sold on the Silk Road darknet market.
Bitcoin mining was supposed to be decentralised and accessible to all. This held for a few years, during which miners built frightening firetraps full of video cards and proudly photographed them for the world. Then economies of scale kicked in and it centralised; mining is now controlled by a few pools in China, and barriers to entry now include designing your own silicon chips to mine with.
It’s 2017 and we’re in a second Bitcoin and crypto asset bubble. Bitcoin transaction capacity filled in 2015 and is still clogged. The use cases are mainly drugs and ransomware; ordinary merchants find it all but unusable. Exchanges are no better than in 2013, particularly the exchange that kicked off the present bubble.
Bitcoin was easily copied, so other crypto assets, or altcoins, rapidly followed. The most popular is Ethereum, which added smart contracts – programs running on the blockchain – which also made it easy to do ICOs (Initial Crowdfunding Offerings), raising ridiculous amounts of money very quickly.
Smart contracts aim to replace the messy human nature of laws and the legal system with automatic computer programs that can’t be interfered with – which also means they can’t be fixed. They also have trouble interacting with the world outside their system. Fortunately, they’re mostly used for automated Ponzi schemes and ICO token offerings. One of these, The DAO, was the most famous smart contract in the world; of course, it got hacked immediately upon launch.
Bitcoin’s reputation was somewhat grubby by late 2014. So advocates tried marketing the technology to business as “Blockchain”, sometimes further euphemised to “distributed ledger technology.” The usual proposed use case is that Blockchain will somehow clean up your data and formats for you for free. Other claims are literally the same outlandish claims that were made for Bitcoin, with the buzzword changed.
Blockchain marketers have worked hard to push their product on the music industry, so the last chapter is a case study into the feasiblity of this approach.
The book goes into deep technical detail where it’s relevant, though those bits aren’t required to understand the rest and you can usually skim them. There are also extensive footnotes, with links where possible to the sources for further reading.
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ICO's are the new IPO's. Making Ethereum the new GBLSE

First, I may need to provide some background, as many of you may not have been around in 2012 and 2013, so you may not remember GLBSE, BTC.TC, havelock, bitfunder and a few other "bitcoin stock exchanges". On those exchanges, companies could list securities like company shares and bonds, which where traded for bitcoin.
Initially, mining bonds where the most popular security, allowing people to invest in bitcoin mining without having to own and operate any hardware, while allowing miners to raise capital and sell off the risk of future difficulty increases. Revenue from mining was then paid to bond holders as "dividends". In theory, a sound concept and the precursor to cloud mining. In practice however, these bonds quickly became a mania. They where trading at prices that made no economic sense at all, anyone with a calculator could easily see it was impossible they would yield a positive ROI. Miners and scammers quickly caught on to that, and sold more bonds then they had hardware for. But they kept rising in price, and people kept buying them, expecting to sell them later with profit.
Soon after, all kinds of companies launched IPO's on these exchanges. Some where legit, many dubious, most where pretty obvious scams. It didnt matter, IPO's where as much a hype as ICO's today, and virtually never failed to sell out in record times, raising millions of dollars. Almost nothing was scrutinized, anyone scammer with a tiny amount of photoshop knowledge or anyone promising to achieve some ridiculous ROI had no problem raising millions.
After the companies, came the investment funds. Someone raised bitcoins through an IPO, and used that money to trade in other securities listed on that same exchange. Then they launched a second IPO for another fund, and used fund A to buy shares in fund B, and fund B to buy shares in fund A. Prices went through the roof. You couldn't make up stuff like that, it was hilarious.
Almost nothing that was traded on those exchanges, had any real value. A few notable exceptions include Asicminer, which raised money to develop an asic, actually managed to get it produced as one of the first ever bitcoin mining asics, sold in large quantities and made a huge profit, paying back investors through dividens many times the IPO value. It was the largest success story by far, but even that ended with an exit scam when the anonymous founder ran off eventually.
Around 2013, the SEC intervened, closed a few of the largest exchanges, charged and fined some of the operators and issuers. Other exchanges collapsed or vanished. Tens of thousands of BTC where lost. Im not aware of any company that was launched on any of those exchanges that still operates, except for the gambling site satoshidice (which was among the ones fined by the SEC).
What caused this to happen? The enormous rise in value of bitcoin created a group of early-investor millionaires, who believed in crypto currency, who where accustomed to double or triple digit gains in a very short time and who had money to burn. Many of them got rich "by accident", not because they did a lot of due diligence or understood the risk/rewards or even the technology. This gullibility was clearly seen with Trendon Shavers aka Pirateat40, who at that time operated a gigantic, half million bitcoin ponzi scheme by promising 7% weekly returns. These people where very likely to invest large sums of money in risky crypto related startups, expecting a repeat of the success of their early bitcoin investment. This created a self fulfilling prophecy where IPO's always succeeded, prices always went up, creating gigantic bubbles.
Fast forward a few years. Besides bitcoin millionairs, we now have ethereum and a few other altcoin millionaires. Instead of IPO's, we now have ICO's. Instead of GLBSE, we have ethereum as the enabling platform. Instead of tradeable funds, we will soon have things like iconomi. Instead of bubbles created by funds investing in each other, we will have blockchains that are denominated in each other. And instead of thinking security regulation can be avoided by denominating an investment in bitcoin, we have people thinking regulation can be circumvented by calling something a token.
Am I the only one having a terrible deja vue?
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Breaking Theymos - all you have to do is to follow the money

I know, you guys are tired of hearing about theymos, but the only way to get him removed from power is to prove that he broke some rules and have proof to back it up. Some of you have some real time on your hands. You should use it more wisely. There is something called the blockchain, it's a global public ledger, so where theymos thought he was being slick, he really wasn't, and all his misappropriation of funds over the years is going to catch up with him.
All you need to do is spend a little time following the money bitcoins and then connecting the dots. Then show the proof to reddit admins or heck, just show it to the police, he is in the states, and voila, no more theymos.
Let's take an example and walk through it.
I'm sure if you guys keep on digging you will keep on finding more, but those tidbits might be enough to send him away for what is called embezzlement! look it up, or at the very least, taking redditors money and misusing it for his own personal funds!!!
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Legality of cryptocurrencies

Regulations or positions of some countries about cryptoworld Because governments can sometimes be a bit touchy about attempts to create alternatives to the legal tender they enjoy a monopoly on printing, a wise investor might wonder about the legal status of cryptocurrencies. Indeed, the disruptive potential of these technologies has made governments around the world nervous, as they have struggled to devise appropriate regulations for the cryptocurrency realm without stifling innovation. Most potential investors have nothing to worry about from a legal standpoint, but it pays to do one’s homework.
Regulations or positions of some countries about cryptoworld Some countries have banned or ruled unconstitutional the use of cryptocurrencies within their borders, while others have embraced them or even announced plans to issue their own. Of course, due to the inherently decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies, enforcement has proven difficult. Taxes levied on profits made trading cryptocurrencies vary based on their legal classification. Check the laws in your country, and make sure you abide by them when investing. Questions of legality in major markets have caused temporary dips in cryptocurrency prices over the years, but they have always recovered. Keep reading for a brief history of legal rulings and government announcements related to bitcoin that have helped shape the current ecosystem.
February 2012
Payments services firms Paxum and Tradehill temporarily cease bitcoin exchange activities due to legal concerns raised by Canadian regulators.
28 March 2013
Cypriot investors drive up bitcoin prices seeking a refuge for savings when a government bailout program threatens to tap bank deposits.
14 May 2013
The United States Department of Homeland Security seizes almost $3 million from a subsidiary of the Mt. Gox exchange, claiming that the business is illegally engaged in money transmission without a license.
30 August 2013
Tradehill stops exchanging bitcoin, again due to regulatory uncertainty, indicating a growing need for government clarification on the legal status of cryptocurrency.
October 2013
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests operator of Silk Road dark web marketplace Ross Ulbricht, alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,” charges him with computer hacking, money laundering, drug trafficking and attempted murder, shuts down the site and seizes over 170,000 bitcoins. In the wake of the shutdown, numerous other illicit marketplaces emerge, but are prone to exit scams in which operators abscond with bitcoins held in escrow.
18 November 2013
U.S. Senate holds hearing titled “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies.” Members express reservations about the potential illicit applications of cryptocurrencies so vividly illustrated by Silk Road, frustration at the difficulty of regulating something so difficult to understand, but ultimately hope that government will be able to create a system in which decent people have a “chance to try and play by the rules.”
22 November 2013
China’s central bank issues an equivocal statement on bitcoin that nonetheless greenlights Chinese participation in cryptocurrency exchange and investment, prompting huge price gains over subsequent weeks.
05 December 2013
Backpedaling somewhat in response to the widespread use of bitcoin to circumvent limits on capital outflows, China bans banks and other financial institutions from dealing with or offering services relating to bitcoin, ruling that it is not a currency.
25 March 2014
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issues its first guidelines for bitcoin, ruling that it is to be taxed as property, not treated as currency.
10 April 2014
Under government pressure, Chinese banks begin to shut down accounts belonging to bitcoin exchanges. Prices drop 10%, but many exchanges exploit loopholes and offshore parts of their businesses to continue operating.
July 2014
The state of New York announces plans to develop licensing requirements for businesses dealing in bitcoin or related services, which proves extremely unpopular with cryptocurrency advocates.
06 November 2014
Trendon Shavers, alias “pirateat40,” arrested for defrauding bitcoin investors in Ponzi scheme in 2012.
19 December 2014
Bitcoin entrepreneur and proponent Charlie Shrem sentenced to two years in prison for illegal money transmission charges related to the Silk Road marketplace.
25 January 2015
Coinbase navigates regulatory frameworks to win approval to operate a fully-fledged bitcoin exchange in 25 U.S. states and sets sights on further expansion.
25 March 2015
Hong Kong officials warn against potential fraud on exchanges, but indicate they will take a light hand regulating cryptocurrencies, classifying them not as legal tender but as “virtual commodities.”
29 May 2015
Ross Ulbricht receives sentence: life in prison without parole. Judge Katherine Forrest explicitly seeks to make an example of him and thereby discourage others from using cryptocurrency and the relative anonymity of the Internet to flout the law.
01 August 2015
Mark Karpeles, former Mt. Gox CEO, arrested in Japan and charged with falsification of records relating to the solvency of the exchange during its collapse.
10 August 2015
Deadline hits for compliance with New York regulators’ “BitLicense” rules, leading many exchanges to stop serving customers in the State.
22 October 2015
Crypto advocates hail a European court ruling that VAT does not apply to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions, thereby classifying them as currency, not property.
10 November 2016
The state of North Carolina creates legislation to address bitcoin and money transmission, which regards businesses dealing in virtual currencies as subject to the same set of rules and licensing requirements that govern transmission
10 March 2017
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission denies Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss authorization to create a bitcoin-based ETF, citing inadequate regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges.
28 March 2017
The SEC denies the Winklevoss brothers’ second request for authorization of a bitcoin ETF, again citing concerns about the lack of regulation and potential for fraud on the exchanges.
01 April 2017
Japan recognizes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as legal tender and lays the groundwork for supportive regulations intended to permit legitimate investment while discouraging money laundering and terrorist financing.
04 September 2017
China prohibits fundraising via initial coin offerings, which it considers illegal.
07 September 2017
The European Central Bank rules out the possibility of Estonia launching its own national cryptocurrency, reaffirms the privileged status of the Euro as legal tender, and cites concerns that national cryptocurrencies would undermine financial regulations.
06 December 2017
Softening its initial stance, Russian regulators indicate that new rules may allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies, but forbid or heavily restrict mining activities.
07 December 2017
Regulators in South Korea ban trading in bitcoin futures as well as initial coin offerings(ICO), but will permit cryptocurrency exchanges to continue operations.
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Bitcoin achievements

Explanation
All achievements listed below are permanent upon accomplishment and stack. Achievements earned years ago are still valid today.
Mining achievements
Solo miner
Mined a valid block all by yourself.
CPU miner
Earned at least 1 BTC using just your CPU to mine.
Creative miner
Built your own custom mining rig composed of graphics cards.
Lazy miner
Earned at least 1 BTC in dividend from investment in mining stocks.
Virtuous miner
Earned at least 1 BTC by mining in a pool that processes transactions with below standard transaction fees, thus helping out people whose transactions would otherwise get stuck.
Price stabilizer achievements
Silk road stabilizer
Bought when the price dropped during the Silk road crash.
Fork fighter
Bought during the 11/12 march 2013 blockchain fork.
Ponzi plunge protector
Bought during the August 2012 pirateat40 Ponzi scheme collapse associated price crash.
Holder
Helped preserve the value of Bitcoin by not selling any Bitcoin in the six month period following the 266 dollar peak. Only valid for people who actually had any Bitcoin before the peak.
Superholder
Helped preserve the value of Bitcoin by not selling any Bitcoin in the six month period following the 2011 peak. Only valid for people who actually had any Bitcoin before the peak.
Popularizer achievements
Mother Theresa
Gave away at least 1 BTC in donations and tips, expecting nothing in return.
Shopaholic
Spend at least 1 BTC on items not directly Bitcoin related.
Businessman
Sold at least 1 BTC worth of items not directly Bitcoin related using Bitcoin.
Spreading the seed
Sold at least 1 BTC through local Bitcoins.
Bitcoin hoarder achievements
Bitcoin hoarder achievements are permanent upon achievement, even if you later let go of your Bitcoin.
Club Bitcoin
Own at least 1 BTC.
Fabulous Five
Own at least 5 BTC.
Interested investor
Own at least 100 dollar worth of Bitcoin.
Serious speculator
Own at least 1000 dollar worth of Bitcoin.
I did it for the children
Invest at least 10.000 dollar in Bitcoin, on behalf of other people.
Number of achievements unlocked
0 - You are literally Ben Bernanke.
1 - You may be new.
2 - You have a serious interest in Bitcoin.
3 - You have a serious interest in Bitcoin, and probably a serious stake in its success as well.
4 - You have a serious interest and stake in Bitcoin, and are likely partly responsible for its success.
5 - You have helped make Bitcoin the success it is today.
6-9 - You are likely a developer, early adapter or institutional investor.
10+ - You are literally Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Rule free poetry (hey that rhymes!)

Fat Tay Choon went to the Mining Academy in Brazil, east of Satoshi's yurt, where Gavin was kidnapped by the CIA's goons and forced to pretend fucking an anonymous decentralized biscuit—better than all the fish in the Pacific Ocean—but also to defray leeches intelligently with ECDSA fighting qubits for 16.8 dree12, or Phinnaeus must fling toilets towards psy‐ops, without potato smoothies mixed with fried chicken wings from BitMunchies.com, urbanchickennj.com, and Popeye's Bitcoin wallet, which deleted Satoshi's premine ability to cheer very victoriously, none like Butterfly Labs better enabled, but also Pirate crashing AIR applications without the express use of interest-free scams, conspiring with fraudulent sockpuppets and PPTs and..., you troll-herding piece of Shiitake mushroom, go lick Goat's horns until Theymos admits to having a quite erotic fetish involving honey badgers wearing thongs composed of soggy burlap waffles dangling from cosmic linoleum-based iphones running quantum chips explodes spewing deadly acid! b!z screamed out "Light is bright like...like... stars." When Markjamrobin opens the isolated window, he sees three pigs together in bed. Kouye and myself laugh when chinese food falls the impact kills Obama Bin ladin whoever thinks he may be terrorist, is correct but hates the bitcoin logo. Earth has snakes. Currently, the other species have decimated to tiny groups called "marko solo" whatever time it all comes and ends? However, Bitcoin's acidity level dipped causing catastrophic double-spends!
Meanwhile, AntiOps was confused by the awkward change to his penis melting uncontrollably. Vanilla Ice perfume spritzed onto cheese and greasy slime covered with babies boiled in a smelly old heatsink. But it tasted like shit therefore it poisoned his blood although he did survive. Reproductive organisms attacked the internal testicle which caused terrible congestion somehow. Evolution then terminated the smelly old business thank the inability of AntiOps to lock Satoshi's thread. In a transactional forum there was a debate about hacking unprotected accounts, however the debate shortly ended.
Phinnaeus Gage, king pluto, duke of the people. Returned one of his loans that he fraudulently claimed without declaring intentionally. Although this was bullshit. Earth was hit by a meteor which cause catastrophic events which cause people to cause mass destruction by proxy voting it was documented recently on the news that oranges are disguised anti-gravity pockets which have giant bears attacked Zeus because bitcoin accidentally crashed to Mars which created spaceships and aliens who pretended being humans wearing hats on their toes.
Altcoin suck on apples and oranges too. Megacoin is the most shit sucker of apples and melons ever. Most people love to troll others. Evolution is a slow process which created forks. It is beneficial to wash your feet because it distributes bacteria and oil, notwithstanding the beneficial attributes which are how chocolate arouses some of the miners brains. Today was an abysmal event which caused many abnormal but not smart bitcoiners because many of them are cute animals who were insane because of excessive oreo consumption. One watermelon is not love how people try me explotation Maybe Heisenberg Breaking bad control guy director or masturbation my time vampire drinks urine not lemon tek and water supernatural.
LEALANA is fat looking because pizza is sour with pickles which are sexy and never rot. So many people eat pizza it's unbelievable. The news said that pizza is bought mainly with anchovies which results in big wet weather which had massive gusts of wind with pouring milk down on everyones throat because it feels great! Although honey is very sweet taste it makes when it is served hot it melts softly but slowly. The universe is populated with many planets which were destroyed by pirateat40. Cyborgs then warped to the zoo and ate mushroom with a aerospace technician. Bitcoin has used a lot resources from peoples although people smell like melons.
Ipods suck. Androids rule. Altcoins also suck peanuts. Bitcoin is the greatest idea that has ever been created by man although litecoin sucks? Once upon a time Gandalf went to wal-mart to dry her hair. Minecraft is the best game in universe because chickens cluck. 231134421 is one crazy big ass monkey. What is with people posting replies still. Terraria is a crazy game which requires extreme concentration. This can result in health cubes; Parentheses are a pain in the brain. This noodle is disgusting. Although spaceships cry waterfalls they are magical little elves. Golden towns is very annoying and smell like bacon. Celebrities are awesome and smart. But, evolution taught us that butterflys are ugly.
Vitamin D is important to scam Taras and raise taxes which would cause the world to go crazy but not insane. Obama is the president now. Alot of gamers will illustrate sony that nintendo is leading the infiltration of Iran. Microsoft Windows was salivating pedophiles of the coastal farts. Yet the banana shrank. What was doge poo doing under the bridge with bridge cleaner? He was just he's aren't because something something different like seems incorrect, because we fucked. Yet prunes prunes are very bad lad's yet unknown to fuckers SWEARING. Banana monkey is not virgin-horse. Corn.
This disappoints satan more than satoshi because he ate hydrochloric pools and he fucked whores who are sick shemales shemales shemales BANGCOCK! God smited non-believers with dicks on a stick. They shat together sitting upside-down flicking birdies. Baezl'bub slept with Hitler inside a bomb ticking furiously and hodling. That was awesome. Bitmit made belt so that walruses can shit on his dick and eat mushroom full of wonderful shit, he HODL'd BTCs and Dogecoin with a succubus sperm from first blowjob stories.
Nefarious words spoken shit at bitcointalk and destroyed uranus with a big-ass Spaceship mouth that eats goats flying shuttle that revolves expressly and quietly to hell. Gamma flux destroyed Litecoin with a barracks producing Atreides shit and Kadafi. Same Binladen puppet goxed clients sucking lollipops shaped like mixed frapuccino lids. Goku start this fight prematurely in Odessa Klondike's yard. Winter is not shitty. Gooches. Seven.
H̛̝̖͙̩ṳ̗̞̙̩m̖̜̬ͅan̯̠̞̹͙̣̼i̬̤ty̗̱̰͍̕ ̟̦̰s̲͉͔͈o̻̗̖̟̥̺̣l̢̫͈̗̻d̷ ̻̮̜̦͙p̸̭͖̩̤̬ub̶̗̠͓͕̭ͅe͙͉͙̝̖̺s̲̺͍͚̺͈ ̡̟̬͇̗͖̪t̙̰o̡͇̩ ̮̙̻͈̣Z̟͘ȩ̱u͔͟s͇̠̬͙̣̯̪.̖̣̻̩̱̫͖͝ ̛̜Ńe̛̫v̀e͈̺̲̹͙͍̠͝ṟ̙̣̘t̝̯͍͖h͓̹͔e̟̯̺̣̲l҉̥̰̙̪e̬̪ṣ̯̜͖͖̠̘͞s̹,̤̣̘̖͙͍̹ ҉C̯̮͙̪̦̞͎̕i͈͘n̤̪n̷a̼̻͕̖m̞o̙͚̺͈̮n͚͈̫͚ ̮͔̟w̻̯͍͍̣͜a͕̣s̮͖ ̨c͓̯̯̬͍ṟ̼̻̬̗̺̹y͈̫͈̘̞i̘̭̜ng̨.͈͙̺̘͈̳̜́ ̪̖̹͎̞̗̖Mi̲͈̝͇͘ḻ̛͎̱̺͈l̷̠͓̝͍̝e̴n͡n̳̻̟̪͔̜i̖͙̭̬u̗͖̻̝̘m̥͔͇͍͓͜ b̟̙̳̪re̱͍̕ạ̜kd̛̗̜͙͉̺o͖̱w̴̺n ͉̥̗͎͎̳c̜̹̖͔͖͙̫aư̖̱̺s̶̳̥͍̟̩̞e̖͈̝̦̰̦͡d ̱͚̠̤d͇̙̣̖͔̥͢i͔̭v̱̫̮̖̗͕e̬͓͓͚̱̙r̴̳̟̞͉̣̲̰s͈͔͡if̳̞̻í͍̹̣c͏͍͙̟̝͎à̺t̻̳̫͟i͔̦̣o̸̠̥͙n̸̮͇ ҉̹͈͈m͕̻͉ȩ̝̬t͏̳̬̣̤̝̼̝h͚h̻̖͈̰e̙̣ad̫s̼̗͍̭̼̕ ̱͢c̭͈̩̦̕a̤͕͝ͅr̩͎͉̫̜̰̝͜d̵in̢̩̗͎a̮̩̻̖̟ll̖͔̭y̖̖͕̳̹.̵̤̫͍ Hy͉̖̠͡p̴è͍r̤̺̠͈̬͞-̬͔̩͎͢i̥n̮͚̮̗̠͙͞f̘͔̼͍̳̣̀l̷͔̠͓̲͔̼̬a̤ṱ̟̩̙̣͖̟iọ̸͕̜n͕̪̕,̹̫̗̤ ̻̱e̡̮̳̲̭ͅp͇͉i̯̙̠̝d҉e̹̗͜ḿ̜̟i̛cs͈̬͈̲ ̳̗͍̦̜w̙̻͙i̺͖͓t̢h̥̦͈ ͕̩̻̫̰m͉a̦͓r̳̝̻͔s͏̲h̬̘͖̞̱m͈̠̭͈̙a͔̳͖̬̤ĺ̟l̩̮͘o̮w̬̜̤͚͎s̮̱͈͎̗̞ ͙̪m̳͍ạ̥̱̪͜d̨̯͉e͎ ̤̮̞̤̫͈b͍y͘ ̪͝g̹̭̺̯͇̼̯͜o̢̱v̨͎͎̥e͙̦̼̺͎̱̩r͡n̻̲͓̯m͏̬e̶n̸̫̻̠͔̼͇t̩̼̺ͅ ̨͎̬̮͚̘̞c̤̜̦͟h̰̫̤̖͘o͎̬d̟͍͇̫͕͞e͉s ̝̜̻a̫͠n̵̪̱̠̝̙d̖͓͙͔ ̻ͅy̸̮͖̗̦͇͓̝e̛͎̼̥ah̹̪̭͙̳̠͖.̖̭̤̞̤ ̸̣̞̗T̘̼h̠̟̮̼e̟̦͎̫̞ ̯̯̦̦̗͘ͅÉ̤͎̘̤̼̭n̸͙͔̭d̦̘̫.͔͙͜ ̘̺̦͇͟Ņ̝̦̝͚͉̻͇o̪̬̩͕͟.͇̬̥ ̝̠Yḙ̱̻̩s̛͉̻̥̪͔̖. ̤̖̟͚L̖i̺͎͇̻̮͕̤e̤̹̲s̸̺̮̹̼͔ͅ.̺̹͙̀ ̹̖̼͞Ş̖͎̯̰͎̩͍t̶̗̩̤̖̫̩͔o͔̱̳p͕.͙͕͉̞̤͈̙ ̷C̮̣̹̳͚a̕n͏͇̻̹̹͉ͅ.̴͎̪͎͇ ̴͕̟̲͓͓Dǫ͍͉̺ a̠̬̱̞̦͘l̬i͕̳̬͈̦e̟̠͔ṇ̴͕̪̘s̺̥ ͓͖͇͡h̢̤̭̼ą̱v̝̳è̲͖͙ ̼͘a̵̜n҉̬y̩ ̝̫̻̫͖̰̯ḇ̵̖̠̯i̼͎̦̘͙͚̮͝t̤̬͉͇ͅc͙̣̻̮̰̯ͅo͏̼̠͚͖i͙n̫s̮?͖̫͖̟̦̱ ̠̻͎̪͕͝N̢̰͉ͅo̞̩̼͠.̰̖̠͝ ̩̖̲͕͜I̴̻̬̰̗̬̻n̖̭s̺t͚̰͕e̘̕a̟͙̼̱̞ͅͅd̶̳̤̞̠̦̪̜,̡͈̬ ͇͍̣͖̼̗͎P̰̙P̦͇͞C͎͖ ̭͚̞͈͚ḁ̰̰̫c͇͔̼̩͓͙t͍̜͈̣͙s̴̯ ̬̪̲̭̪̤͙q̷̻ư͙̳͖͍̣i͏̭̲̣ck͏̝͕̻l̼̠y l̠̹̪̗͚͉ͅi̫̳͡k̮̫͍͕̻̜ͅe̫̟̗ ͙͇͙̖F͙̼̗̱̪̳Ṯ͜L̹̮̱͔̯ ̲̩̗̼͘s̛̭̤͕͖͕̯̲h̡̩͙̭̦̮̠i̹̭̤̺̟͎ͅt̶̹̹͇̜,͉̥̮͓ ̛͙͙̞̟ri͇͖̜͕̫̯͟f͡f̨r̥a̵̲f̴f ͖̼̤͙̬ͅt͎̗͓͈̳̖̕o͍͓̯͕̕y͍͙͙̼̼̺̞ş̫͎̳͖͍̫.͙
M̵̨̼̞͇̲i̱̮̗̜͖͉͞͞r̘͝á̴͚̟̘̳̻̫̙͔͠c̠͓͖̲͟͞l͕͚͔̺e̠̘͈͓̜̟̘s̯̟͍̕ ̸̖̦h̪̩͚̠̩̼͘͜á̸̘̞̭̳̩̣̦p̛͕͓͇̫̪̕ͅp̹̘̜͍͔͇̬͜e͏̸̪̜̥n̴̗̝̯̟ ̧̺̼͎̪͉̟l̷̮̻͔̻̲̘̗͓̱i͙̠̫͙͠ͅk̜e͉̝͝ ̨̻͓̟͖͓̗̥c̘̺̬͚͙͞͠ą̝̝̦̮͚̮͙̰̕n̦͔̫̰̩̞̦̤̕͢ń̻̳̯̹ì̴͉̣͓b̠̼̱̮̟̬̖̹ͅa̶̛͙̦̥̯̬͢ͅl̲͎͘s̞͙͎̰̰̲̹̞͘͝ ̨͏̭͔̮͉͈s̡͙̮p̴̨̫̞̯̱͍͙̣̣̺i̥̮͎̱̕ț͇̀t̼̘̻͈̯̀i̲͕͇͎̝̫͚̩͇͝n̫͔̫̪͘͢g̙͉̘͕̼̕ͅ ̵̛̫͖̗̞s̢̢̪͎͇̞̙̞͙̩̕i͏͓̯̙̬̠ǹ̬̻̬̖͜ͅḛ̸̩̪̤̦̺̜̩̱̀͞ẉ̢̥̯̯̯͕͇̀ ͏̛̞̪̝̬̬͚a̢̤̮̦͍͉͖̙͎͡ͅń̺̦͚̱̹̦ͅd̷̨̯̩͙̟ ̵̜̟̮͍e̸̮͕̠̜̫̩l̡̢͍̼̻͕̕ę̖͝p̴̨̩̼͇ͅͅͅh̢͔͍̲̯̞̪̪̤ḁ̮̻̲͉͖͔n̰̤̭͡͞t̟̖̠̰͈ͅs̴͔̪͍̀ ̨͍͙̠ẉ̶̸̺́h̶̸̰̯͉͡i̫̹͕̳̻̫͉̗c̰̻͙̕h̗̹͍͓͕ ̬̙̳͍̣̩̀ͅi͔̮̲̥͚̝ͅͅn̵̛̙̤̝͇̥̙͘n̡̨̬̰͇̲̬̝̱ǫ̺̭̠̯̠͔͔c̶̬͇̦̮̳͔̙̳e̷̞̳͔̰̮͇̩̥͜͠n͚̼͢͡t̠̞͔ ̬̬̯̭͚̜̼́ͅl̴̜͈̹̹͓̮̬̭o̭͉̗͚̩͠v̥͉̹̠̙̞͇́́ͅę͡҉̺̪͙͇̟̩̦͇ ̗̯̬̫̹̝͈̣͡a͓͜ͅn̫͔͓̦͓͞d̡̨̬͎̤̥̗̝̟ ̶̧̫̣͙s̟̪̩̮͢h̨͈̭͕̝̳í̛̩̥̭̬͇͙ͅt̵̰̫̬ ͖̱h̷̯̜̙̱a͏̴̳̼̦̭̯͔ͅs̛͔̭̣̘̠͍͞ ̨̗̜̰͞n̷̙̤̙̰̘͇̼ȩ͎̲͖͍͇͞ͅv̳̙̘̰̠͚̼̣̣͜e̶͚̺r͇͝ ̲̻͖̰͙̠̠͢ͅf͈̪̦͕̱̮̙u҉̸̖͍̻c̛̰̹̹̳̩̦͕̭͟͠k̴̟̜̖̬͕e̶̹̳͘d̖̣̹̭͚́̕͟ ̠͖̯̝̞͝ù̳̟̙͎͕̳̟ͅͅp̷̡̙͝!̡͏҉̗̘͔̭̣̯̗̫̫ ̗̤̭̹͘D̢̢̯̼̟͓̼͍̺̯ͅa̸͔̯͔̙͠n̸̷̪̫̳̥̙̝k҉̴̲̗͖͈̙̮̪ ͏̫͉͕͙͔͙̮̯̗͘͝h̷̭̠̬̝ͅa̶͖̘s̨͇̬͇͚͟͡ ̧̤͡k̷̡͇̖̘̣͓̣̲̘̤ì̗̝l̷̬̣̜͖̙͉̻͚l̰̹̜̦̬̪̺̜e̤̘͍̼͓̹̙̮d̴͖̹̥̻͈ ̸̟͢b҉͏͚ͅy̘̙̙̬͖͉s̡̬̹e̶͇̲͉̰x̥͚͙̦̯̥͚̣͘͟u͏͕͚̦͎a̩̗̱͖̘͙̣̞̮l̛̤͇̬͚͖̼͙s̜̠̥̻.̶͏̧͕̬̘̞̩͈̺.̘̩͙̜̣.̗̼ ̰͙̝͕̭̩͕̝ẁ̭̝̰̠̗͡a̫̲͕̟̞̼̩̺ị͍͎͙͔̻̱̞̦t̷̻̦͢,̺̘̞͔̳̲̹̲ ҉̜̣̙ͅͅw̢̢̹̳̳̯͔̝̤̖ͅh̢̻̟̺̻̦̹̬e̡͎̦͡n̞̮̩͎̦͡ ͎̖̣d̶̢̲̹͜i̼͇͢͠d̶̢̛̳̺͍̳͈͈ ̶̸̤͔̞̰̪̻̀K̛͏̤̖̩̠̣͔͎a҉̰̠r̳̳̙̙p̞͙͔͢͟ę͏̬͉͈͔͈l̨҉͎̯̭̰̲ͅḙ̢̧̼̳͓̟̖̳͚͔s̛̯͇ ̮̬̖s͏̝ͅa̵̺̭ì̶̮̝͚̠̘̹̯͞ͅḑ͚͔/̵̼̞͇̖ͅs̪̞̯͟a̷̱̭̻͓̩̺͢ỵ̛͖͎̀ͅ ͓͈͔̭̘̙̩̬̕Ṃ̶̱̣̳̦͔̺͟ͅc̴̼̤͔̰͓ͅD̜̝̖̪̞̘͘͠ͅo̮͚͉̥̪̦͓̯n̼̰̱̙̣͢a̶̢͖̪͈̝̗͔͈̟̠l̡͉d͙͙̰̟̘̘̱̻̭'̱̯s̛̮̱̹̙̱ ̗͉̟͍̗͜s̶͇̖̱̙u̲͔̺̭̣ͅc̵̢͕͎͚̖̠͚̠͚͓͝ḳ͉͚̥͕͘̕͜s͠҉̬̞̹?̨̭̳̰͓͚
C̀͡҉̴͓͓̹̬͇̗͎̜͙̺̬̺̭̝̼o͏̡̮͍̯̻̳̯̙͔̲̭͕̰͞͠ͅͅĺ̢͜҉̠̪͖̝̳̱̩̝͉̳͇o̢͏̬̬͕̲̲͓̤̻̳̞̙̮̗̪̤̜͈̝̱n̷̢͎̤͎̤̤̳e̢̳̮͓̲͝ͅl̖̥͎͓͙̹͚̠̀́͢ ͇͕̥̗̩̦͔͕͖͉̱̬̱͈͈͇̥́́ͅT̹̰͓̠̺̪͔̥͉̗́̀o̧͉̭͙͚̮̖̹̼̥͘͟ͅͅͅm̴̵̺̙̯̰͇ ̛͇͙͕̤͍́͡͝s̷̢̧̼̲̬͕̯̜̜̟̤͔͝e̸̡̠̤̱͘̕͠x̸̴̗̭͙̮̩̳̦̠̘̞͚͍͖́͞-̷̢͕̬͈̖̼̭̙̪̤̠͈͙̗̯̭̺̯̩̯̕͢͡m̶̖̞̜̘̩͎̭͚͇̗͕͘̕͢ͅą̷͖̞̥̼͉̗̟̮̳͓͖̜̼͓͞c̸̛̫̲͍͔h̸̶̺̬̗̥͔̮̯̥̤̥̳͖̪͘̕͜ͅi̧̧̼͙̪͎̠̹̥̩͉̪͉̺̟͉͝ͅń̶̫͙͙̳̮͖̞͕̬̥̟̜͖̗̯̙̪͡ẹ̫̯̫͓̻̣̞͝ ̷̡̝̫̲̫͔̘͇͍͓̀͘͠T͓̰̙̱̝̝̹̬͢͡h̻̟̠̝̰̀͠ͅe͎̭͓̝͙̕ͅ ̧̧̧̺̖̦͖̥̝̤͈͇̪͕͔̩͕͜3͏̲͚̥̖̻̯̼̹̬́.̸҉̧͔̬̫̪̻̝̦̬̠͓̳̬1̷̯͙͔̜̯̗͜ͅ4̘͚͈́1̷̭̹͉͈͜5̷̫͎̝͙̗̲̞̦͉͞͡͠9҉͔͍͓̟͈̰͢2͚̠͎͎̳͡͞͝6̶̸̞͍̱̙̲͈̞5̴̡̦̳͎͔̬̭̙̜̠̻̥͕̼͟ͅ3̶͓̻̹͙̟̦̯͘͡͝5̷̹̦̼̦͓̮͎̭̬̪͔̦́8̵̛̩͖͉̤͖̥̞̬̬͖̪͉̬͔̼̺̫͘t̷̶̟͉͙̱̦͇̼͎͡͠ͅͅh͘͏̲̝̮̳̳̭̩̭̤͉̟̣̲͕ͅ ҉̢̕͏̱̦͔̗̙̪̺̪͈͙̬͈̻̻̙̭m͏҉̵͚̫̟̠̹͜u̕͜͏̰̲͇̮͍͕̣̮̞̬̣̤̱̳͖̯̲̕s̸̳͓̣̖̼͇̩̮̼̲̕t̶̶̨̛̮͍͍͍͍̹̘͡ͅ ̸̴̛̤̭͓̼͔̻̙͎̪̤̯̥̮̹̤́f҉͕͉̰̥͈̥̹̼̙̙͖͙̩o̧̭̱̬̟̠̭͓̣̦̫͎̱̠̙̯̘͢͜ͅͅọ̷̙͓̭̗͢͡͡k̀͏̞̦̙͕̥̪͔͟ͅͅ ̷̱̰̱̮̭̫̠̺̯̠͈͓̞̩͢a͏̻̲͍̦̻͖n̨̛͇̲̫̘̮̳̼͙͠ͅỳ̴͎̭̮̼̬͔̙͍̙̤͍͇̫̝̞̩͉͟ͅt̯̟̫͢͝h̵̢͔̻̯͚͕̤̯̞̹̳͜i̴̸̠̼͕̣̞̖̼͓̥͓̲̮͚͍̩͢͠n̰͕͉͖̟͢͡ģ̘͔͈͙̪̖̪̲̺̦̼͖͈̻̝̺͖̞͘͠ͅ ̶̧̹̺̜̰͙͔̙̞̟̲̰̝͓͓͜͟t҉̟̩̺̪̱̪̺̥̖̱̻̥̣̠̖͚̤̪͘͜h̴̤͇̭͍̻͉͍͘ͅa҉̣̝̗̹̰̯͇͉̦̤̮̰͙̘͎̙͜ͅͅt̡͜͏͏̲͓͍͍ ̸̢̩̱̰̲͚͚͍̤̖ģ̸͎̹̻̙͎̪͙͙̺̖͙̥͡o̖͈͍̼̮̦̱̰͟͝͞e͍͖̼̦͕͍͞ş̩̲͖̦̖̗̺̗͔̀ ̸̴̨̙̟͓̭̺̮̣̻͈̜̜̟̩͢͡ͅi̡̙̣̰̳̙̗̣͇̟̯͓͘ń̛͍̞͎̘̠͓͖̟t̢̖͉͖̬̜̦̯̲͓͍̩̥͈͖̥ò̪͍̱̩̙͍͈̗͕̀͝͞ͅ ̵̸͖͙͖̦͢a̡̞̺͎̜̖͉̟̥͢͞ ̴̸̬̘͕̦͍͚̠̮͚͙͟͝ś̬̜͓̺͍̤͖͍̮͉̖̞̘̠̯̫͙͟͠e҉̟̻̠͕͎̼͕͎͈̞͎̕͢͟͝c҉͝҉͖̞̻̝͉͖̻̰̪̙͙̬͔̜̞t̴̛̟̻͙̗̻i̧̕͏̞̟̝̻̫̯̺̼͔̺͖̭̖̖̘̝ͅo̵̶̪̰͎̣̭̲͇͈̭̪̻̦͘͜ͅͅń̸̢̧͓̮̲͖͈̤͍̼͕͓͉.̸͙̼̼̺̯̝̤̫̤͉̰͔̺ ̧̢̙̹͓̦̟̼̞͚̱͎͖̘͇̞B͙̤̬̟̭͕̙͇̘̬̞̯̱͇̱͘͞ͅͅͅe̻͓̙̮̻̰͉̺̗̦̻̰͔̗̹̬͖̕͠a̴̙̖͍̞͚̯̳͙̳̝͈̳̥̳̕͘͘ẉ̝̜̻̺̥̼̤̰͘͡͡ą̕͏͎͍͚̺̲̲̝͙̬̦̖̲̹̙͚r̷̠̱̳͙̱̲̙͇̯̗̖͓̺͢͡ͅe̷̳̗̟̙͕̺̲̭̮̠̹̫͓͉̪̬ ̵͏̟̤͎̫͍̖̘̟̝̭̗̰ò̶͓̻̺̘͎̲͍̮̫͍͇̰͓̙͉̠ͅf̴̶̸̴̥͔͕̭̞̘̙͔̲̠͇̙͞ ͎̳̯͎̫͖͈̱͍̩͚͖́͝s̵̢̪̬̖̮̙̲͍͟͜p̸̨̛̤͖̮͈̭͎͍͙̣̠̣̖̘͍͎̫̦̝͜͡e͡҉̜͙̭͔̘̟͖̥̦̫̰̯͉̻͜͢ͅļ͟҉̛͉̺͎͕̭̯͖̦̥̱͡l̷̸҉̨̫̥̖̲c̵̢̛̱͕̺͈̤̲͍͚͓͇̫̠̼̣̮̟̟̻͘͘ḩ̶̬̞̝̞̖̤̤̪̻̹̹̫͇̲̙̭͚́è̸̡҉̝̤̬͈̰̖͔c̨͈̺̜͚̥̲̞̖̻̻̲̺͘͞k̸̢͕̬͚͔̺̜̦̲͚̘̳̦̫̪̰̤̩̞̥e͏͏̹̝̬̭̬̜͎̗͓̬͞r̢͇̞̯̠͢s̶͓̲̮̯̟̫̮̝̣͉̪͚̙̦͙̱̬̕̕͟͠.̛͇͔̜̟̱̭̰͍̭̹̰͞ ̯̟͈̦̘̩̲̪̼̺̬̘͘̕̕͜F̝̫̱̠͚͍͔͈̭̖̦̟͞͠a҉̵̖͍͔͔̲̬̲̞͈̟͇̠̲̲̫̣̘̫̦͜͠n̶̢̛͚̻̖̹̥͇͈̮̺̳̦̻̯t̜̬̯͎͇͇̮͓͖̝͘͝͡ǫ̦͇̞̼̮̺̼̭̗̻̂͠͝ḿ̵̢̬̱͈̬͎͝a̶̵̴̛̩̭̦͖̠͖̟͔̟̜̼̱̩̲̪s̴̻̼͔̯̗̟̦̖̲̩̠ ̢̩̯͚͕̯̪͈̰̭̖͔͟p̸̟͔̜̘̣̼͔̟̫̬̮̠͟o̶̸̮̘̪̼͙͚̬͢r̟͎̣̗̠̰͍̟̳̘͍͈͔̗̥͔̲̤͝͠t̷̴̢̯͉͎̙͕̤̪̹̣̱ư̷̮͇̪̟̻͎͓͇̕͠g҉̸̧͖͓͙̺̱̗̻͖̙̥͢ù͕͇̙͈̺̗̰̝̪̜͎̘͎͈͖͈̤̕͞͡ȩ̵̘̫̦̺̖ͅs̺̣͇̼̻͘͜ͅe̪̼̠͕̦̲͙̙̖̕͜͜͝ ̵̷̸̵͓͙͕̞̭̪̬̭̳̲̺͇̘̞̰̤̞͔̲͢a̸̡͉̣͍͍̙̜̞r̢̛͏̦͉̯̺͘͞è̢̧̞̳̮̭̙̘͠ ̢̙̳̙̝̘́ͅs̷̨͈̝̜͓̺̬̦͖͔̝̭̮ò̢̧̠̗̗̩̰̙̩̰͉͕̬̙̟̩b̵̷̜̲̞̼̙͎̯̫̹̪͙̣r̸̶̪͕͉͘͜͞i͟҉̭̹̦̯̠̻͙̦̣̹̤̤̖̱̲̰̩̲͓͝͠q͡͏̻͕̤̙͈̹̗̘̫͙̘̟͖͎̙̦̦͢ừ̵̧̡̠̗̯̼̙̟̟͓̳͍̖̣͉ͅͅe̷̵͙̳̣̖̜͙͕̲t̸̬͚̖̬͇̗̣̙̪̺͖̳͔̼͓̕ ̦̜̬̹̰̯̮̟̣͈̠̟̖͔͎͙͟͢o҉̸̸̝̦̹̟̟̙͇͙͕̻̫̀f̧̹̫̯̘̘̤͖̞̣̹͞ ̵̶͠͏̫̭̠̻̘̩̼̗͔̲̼̼͡F̡҉͏̰͈͙̬̭̺̯͚̮̟̲͖͕ȩ̶̵̣̼̮̣̲̮̪͍̱̜́ͅr̷̴͖̱̣͙̥͈ͅn̦͓̯̭̝̪̪̹̝̯͚̳̩̰͓̬̬͢͟ã̙̣̳̩̹́͡o̢̨̡̘͔͎͜ ̡͏̺̝̭͎̙̀͘͟w͎̭̮͙̲̫͍̘̠̮̲͍͉̠̫̞͙̦̫̕h́͟͡͏̙̱̹̗͔͚̬̝̣̗͖͚̟͕͉͔̞ͅo҉̷̛̣͎̩̤̪̗͔̜͙̱̜̫͘ ҉͍͉̫̳̖̼́̀͢c҉̷͉̥̲̯̼͎͢͟a̶̠̼͍̭̮̫̮̯͖͓͕͔̖͉̘͞͡ͅl̡͘͢͏̙͓̪͉̗ĺ̶̡̢͙͎͈͎̥̰̯̕é̶͚̦̬̹̗̩̻̘̞̙̪̘̱͈̯͘͟͡ͅͅd͏̴̛̳̜͓̩̺̯͎͚͓̜̜̖͚ ̷̩͖̤̠̀͢͡͠t̸̗͎̼̥̭̗̙̦̩̪͓̱̙̖̻̥̗͢h̶̞͉̱̰̬̪̠͓͍͇̝́̕ȩ̛̺̺̪̹̮̝̙̺̮̠͈̳̤͟͝͠m͈̟̹̠̀͟ ̸̶̸̨̭̭̜̥͚̜̘͖̭̩͡ͅͅC̶̷̢͉͙̭̯̦̰̬͠o̖̟̱̤̝̫̼̥̱̰̣͜ͅa͏̹̖̫̭͈͚͓̖̭̻̝̣̗ḑ̛͚̼͚͔̮̭͕̙̻̘̕͟ś̢̗͚̲͇̱̲̦͔-̸̨̠͇̭̭͔̲̻̝͕̬͚̙͎̩̖ͅͅn̨͜͠͏̰͉̫̹͖̲̣͈̙̣̱̹̰͎̩͢ͅi̞͎̻͖̙͍̘̩͕͙͈̬̬̰̬̱͘͜͞ͅͅģ̶͙͔̞̣̳͖̘̳͝͡ͅs̨̨̱̤̥̥̳̩̟̲̟͙͔̬͝!̢̧̞̹̘͉̩̗̖̲͙̤̞̀͜ ҉̧̹̣̹͍̗̘͍͔͚̠͓̞̲̙̖̘ͅT̴̞̬̝̖͚͎̼͈͙͉̙͎͢ͅh̛́҉̸̭̹̲͔̩̘̻͕̙͔̲̬͉̣͎̫̖͕è̸̛̤̗͚̖̙̱̹͓̗̙̩̕͟y͔̦͚̤͖̯̖̱̟͜͜ ̷̛̖̲͖̜͎̮͚̺̠̲͙̫̮̗͍̞̙ș̸̷̷͈̺̙͈̻̗̣̪̲̣̗̤̜͇̯̘̮̕͜ͅa̶̙̣̫͔͓̟̻͖̣̹̼͖̙̤̗̗̼̙̺͘y̢͝҉̠̰̦̯̫͜ ̢̢͏̢͔̺̮̣w҉͞͏͏̡͉̱͈̲̫̘͙͔e̴̩̱͎͚̞̜̲̼͓̬̠̠̥͠͝ ̶̜̘̝̩̱͎͕̘͞a̶̪͉̦̼̩̥͎̥͉͔̩͈̮̖̫͜͢͝r̵̷͡͏̭̤̬͇̟̕ȩ̢̪̠̳̣̳́͝͠ ̷̷͖̼͍̗̜͈͚̼̹̺̩͚̬͉̀͡á̸̧̛̘̳̹͙̝̖͉͈z̷̢̦̠̯͔̻̱̺͓̳̗̣͘ó̸͍̣̞̫͕̬̥͙̰̟͓̦͔̙͚̹́ͅt͏̸̬̟͈̪̝̪͈͈̳̭h̶̙͖͇͉͎̝̫͜͝,̝̹̜̘̮̻͚̮͕͚̪̮̝̪͕͉̞̥̟͘͘͜ ̡͝͏̨̛̹̩̞̥̥̣b̢͔͇̺̲̖͈̰̥̞̤̩̺̭̗̠͡͝͞į͍͙̳͖̫͍͇̤͕̻͔̞̗̺͘ͅͅͅb̙̣̪͇̱̗̤̝̫̘͢͜͝ļ̮̭͎̝͕͎̯͚͍̻̫͓̠͇͎̤͢͝ͅį̛͇̖͙͔̠̗͉̠̞ͅc̢̩̩̰̟̬̻̰̲̮̬̗͖̝͜a̵̜̻̯̟͕̳̗̣͟l̵̙̦̠̞͙̥̝̭̰̗͜ ͏̴̻̳̹̺̳̩̞̜̲͓͓̻̝̣̤̘͖͟͞t̷͕͎͇͍͘͜͜į̷͔͕̘̹̙̣̩͉͇̥̹̙̞́ͅt̨̢̡͈̪̲̱ṱ̨͎̘̼͙͔̲̗̤̮͕̠̭͎͔̞͕͈́͝͞͞y̧̡̯͖̖̳̦̭̫͔̰̲̜͘̕ͅn̷͎͇͚̜̹̬̠̯ơ̶̟̙̟̰̪̪̟̪̙̜̻̝̣͖͞p̸̡͘͜҉̠̩̗͕̘̖̪è͈̗̯̘̰̖̥̟̩͉̭̕͟ś͏̘̯̳͇̭̠ ̗̜̲̩̭̖̬͇̼͕͉́͡w̸͚̻̻͎̪̤͉̺͙̰̘͕̭̲͍͕̬͘͡ͅh̶̷̢̢̯̭̩̯͈͖͉̤͖͖̩̱̝͔̬͜o͏̷̲̤̗͕̦̼̰̥̫͜ ̸̧͕͉͔̰͎͍͙̙̬̪͇́͠͞ͅͅć̘̜͍̬̖̝͖̰̦̣̞̼̠̝̗̀͜͜͟ͅͅͅa̴҉̪̦̪͙͎̣̜n҉͟҉҉͓͓̟̼̻̦̻'̨̣̰͍̩̻̰̤͎̹͍͞t̩̻̞̖͇̩̻͎̳̳̝̥̦͍̠̻̪̟͝͝ͅ ̷͟͞͏͈̺͍̝͝m̶̨̦̜̬̟̼̝̟̭̹͖̼̰͇͚̬̻̘i̡̟͎̙̳͉͈̦͡͡n̢̩̬̺͉̪͢ę̩͔͇̯̻̻̙͎͉̱̗͖ ̭̱̥͍̮̖͕̮͍͍̙̤͔̣̠͝͠͡t̶̵̨̜̦̭̺̙͙͙̣̲̘̀͢h́҉̮͕͕̣͈̗̗̝͚̯̗̭̺̱͚̜͢é̸̦̝̳͕͕̤͚͙̗̙̜̝̘ͅ ̨̪̤̬̘͇̀̕͞͞j̵̡͍͙̮̭̱̺̟̕͜a͡͠҉̤̦͉͎͖ǹ҉̸̢̗̣̜͉̩̱͇̝͖̝̠̱͝i̳̺̥̠͓̲͚͙͘͢͠ć̵̶̵̻̱̘̗̞͇͠e̷͟͟͞͏̤͙͚̰͇̬͚̠͈̙̮̥̙̠͕̝̭p̵͡҉̻͓̖̪̯͍̜̻͚͍͍̮ͅs̵̢҉̝͕̯̮͇̲̟̥̀ͅ'̛͇̥̥̫̤̻̹̰͜.̛̻̺̤̥͍̹̘̜͇͔͈̣̬̙͜ͅ ̶̴̢͈̟̭͖̳͟͞H̛҉͕͔̤̥̹̖͎̥̝̹̗́e҉̼̘͙̰̜͖̞͕̠̣̜̮̟̫̺̖͖͞ ̺͈̞̫̤̩̕b҉̶̸̮̟̘̖͚̠̻͎̹̳̜̕ͅi̸͕̫̪̬̲͓̙̖̬̠̦͟͞b̧҉̵̴͇͔̬̟̰̙͙̻͕͓́l̡̨̢̟̝͈̯̲̫̪i̸̫̻͙̭̤͚̮̳͇͉̲͈͉̖̣̝̱c̬͍̹̟̥̼̤̀͟͠ͅͅa̗̣̯̩͙̤͍̯̩͍̬̝̟̼̰̥͚͘͡l̢̫͇̜͢ͅl̢͝҉̝̲̟̣̰̠̥̝͉͉͎̯̹y̴̡̛̟̠͍͚̙ ͎̘̬̪͟͞t̷̤̖̟̠̮̺̜͔̝̙̝̀ͅǫ̵̵̟̩͚̮ͅo̴̧͉̘̫̞̘̲̦͓̠̠̲͔͓͕̹̜͙̟̭͟ḱ͇͖̗̼̼̤͙͢͡ ҉̷͕͇̯̦͎̠͇̖͕̺̭͘͟͟R͏̀͝͡҉̘͖͎̭͇̪̤̜o̷̳̗͎̫͟s͏̧̲̗̟͖̫̦͕͙͈̱͎͝ḛ̶͓͕͓̯̻͖͎̼̺̫̖͢͟n̵̶̞͓̬̘̬̣͇̥̱͕̖̪̲͕͇̜̹z̨̟͍̤̗̤͈̘̺̥̯͉͈̙̩̖͞͝w͕̰̘͔͞͞͠͝e̕҉̢̢͇͙̮̱̪̪͓̤͈̳̮̟ì̷̶̛̛̥͓̤̯̺̱͈̫̬̲̱̻͓̙ͅͅg̘̜̱̝͉̳͓̮͖̱̘͍͔̯̣̤̱̜͕͝ ̴̲̘͙̣͓̗̟͎̖̹̟̙͍͓̲͈͘͝͡a͜҉̴̜̰͇̰̱n̢͟͜͏̘̞͓̭͍͚̳͖̖̗̤d̷̶̳̰͍̞̤̭̳̹̫͝ ̡̨̗̣̙̗̤̭̖̙̖̗͇̝̩̝͠͠ȩ̙͇̯̖͉̰͕̀n̸̶̢͍͖̱̞͍̙͚̼̼̘̹͎d̮̺̱̣̰̬͕̭̰̟͟͟͢e̢͉͓̮̦̳̥͕̝̕͜͝͝d̢̛̀҉̫̝̫͚̪̲͔͝ ͏̷̢̼̫̲͇͝t̢̬̙͚̳͓̭̦͎͇̣͕̟͈̬̺̥̫̕͟͢͠h͏͖͚̩̹̮͓̜̭͚̝̬̜̻̪̜̰̗͢i̵̶҉҉̨͓̝̥̬͕͓̱̖͚͕̟͖ͅś̸̸̛̲͕̱̠͇̦̳̮ ̵̷̧̥̯̝͈̦̰̞̘̖̝́ǵ͉̭̺̬͚͚͎͎̫̰̯̮͇̲͈͉͖̥͓͘͟͞ą̨͕͈̘͈̩̯̺̙̹͢͡͡ͅͅͅͅm̸̵̛̘̝̲̤͔͈̜̝͈̲̼͜ę̢̠̪̦̀͞.̸̪̳̲͙̻̦̰̲̥͎̖̘̪̞̥̤͘À̧̗̠̱̲̣̜̤̗̱n̢̹̟̙̹͚̬̩̘̖͎̲̙̟͟͡ͅd̴̵̤̗̮͉̳͖̺͔̠̤̟͔̮͓̦͚̪́͘ ̸̫͇̺̖̥̼̲̼̯̟̖͕͖͢͟͞͝t͏̵̶̼͓̬̣͟h̶͍̭̰̯̦̟̦̘͎̘̪̺͍̯͟͝é̡̧̪͚͈͔̺̭͍̀n̛̖͇̟͉̯͈̻̗̖̩̗͔̟͙̦̕ ̧̲͉̜̻̺̹͇̬̠̞͎͘w̕͠҉̠̙͎͇a̸̷̢͓͎͕̳̺̰̪̣̬̠̝̯͢ǹ͠҉̯̥̮̣͈͍̮̰̦̠̘̬̠͠k̷̸̨͎̰͙̗͚͔̳̻̟̳͙̼͓̕͜ę̢̟̮̥̝d͎̺̪̗͉̣͕̭̪̞͘͟͞ ̷̷̷͍͉͚͇̳̬̜̼͕̫̘̰͕͇̀͟r̶͈̹̩͖͎̯̤̙̠̼̼͉̀e̦̭̝̻͙͈͍͠d̵̨̪̱̬̭͘͜d̘̥͉͙̱̬͈̞͝i̧̬̠̜̗t̯̬̯̹̖̟̠̰͙̪̭̬͕̀͟͞ͅ.̸̖̜͈̙͈͕̩̺̟͎̰̠͙͚̥̦̖̬͡
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Today in Bitcoin (2018-02-15) - Bitcoin is noxious poison - Fake Nice & Subterfuge - $10K+?

However, the Bitcoin world knows him better as the famous ‘pirateat40’. The founder and main operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST) offered and sold Bitcoin-denominated investments through the platform, collecting a true fortune. The suspect gathered at least 700,000 BTC, what was equivalent at about $4.5 million at the time of the alleged take. However, that’s almost $63 million ... Bitcoin. Bitcoin ist die weltweit führende Kryptowährung auf Basis eines dezentral organisierten Buchungssystems. Zahlungen werden kryptographisch legitimiert und über ein Netz gleichberechtigter Rechner (peer-to-peer) abgewickelt.Anders als im klassischen Banksystem üblich, ist kein zentrales Clearing der Geldbewegungen notwendig. Eigentumsnachweise an Bitcoin werden in persönlichen ... USA: Millionenstrafe für Bitcoin-Schneeballsystem Über 730.000 Bitcoins an Anlegergeldern soll ein US-Amerikaner mit einem Schneeballsystem angelockt haben, das Zinsen von sieben Prozent pro ... One of the most famous cases in the short history of Bitcoin has finally been decided in court. An American judge sentenced Trendon Shavers – best known as ‘pirateat40’ -, to pay a combined $40.7 million for running a Ponzi scheme.. Shavers was the owner of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, a company that sold investments using BTC and was investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission ... If you had a Bitcoin deposit in the National Bank of Pirateat40, you no longer have to worry about your deposit: it’s gone. The scheme’s originator, known as ‘Pirateat40’, has pretty much evaporated from the scene leaving a large amount of investors wondering how to...

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Today in Bitcoin (2018-02-15) - Bitcoin is noxious poison - Fake Nice & Subterfuge - $10K+?

There's a FUD every year for why Bitcoin is dead: 2011 MtGox hacked 2012 Pirateat40 ponzi implodes 2013 China bans Bitcoin 2014 MtGox insolvent 2015 Silkroad shuts down 2016 Bitfinex hacked 2017 ...

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