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Bitcoin Scam Corner
Last update: 8 June 2016
There are dedicated places for Bitcoin scams but it won’t hurt to have that corner here as well.
Any email mentioning official Poloniex Windows app: Scam.
Fake Blockchain Info
Pywallet code available online via SourceForge since November 2015 was tampered with, it has a hex string that decodes into piece of code that steals Bitcoin. Clean pywallet repo on Github.
Russian altcoin exchange and gambling platforms is having payout issues. Reported 28.2 although it is not the first time the Russian exchange has had issues with withdrawals.
17 Feb 2016
Bad rumors are going around on Reddit about HitBTC. While anyone can tell liquidity is not good (yet?) there are good altcoin trading opportunities.
There also is a fine arbitrage opportunity since the EUR or USD price of BTC is usually above the market. Sadly, someone apparently tried this but was not able to withdraw the fiat.
It might only be a general mistrust towards offshore companies though. As always, it is not advisable to keep untraded funds in an exchange and best not to keep a lot of funds in one place.
13 Feb 2016
A warning showed up on Poloniex exchange that the app might possibly be malicious.
WARNING: There’s an impostor Poloniex app in the Google Play Store. Do not use this; it may be malicious. There is no official Poloniex app.
Posted by Quantum at 2016-02-12 17:33:12
Traders can use zTrader, TabTrader and the like, importing their API keys.
11 Jan 2016
There is a malicious software claiming to be an updated version of Dark Wallet.
There is an update, the official website is darkwallet.is, not darkwallet.co (or anything else). Either way, darkwallet is still buggy, don’t put there real money. More on reddit
Is VirWox scam?
No. They just don’t let all transactions through. As for fiat, if VirWox close your account they also do full chargeback. It’s annoying but still, they are not here to get your money.
List of known bitcoin scams
Check out the bad bitcoin.
It is a database of all known Bitcoin scams. Someone reported they demand ransom for not placing a link on their site (if that's true is a question).
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Good to Read
- Finance & Technology: VPRO Backlight on Youtube (full documentaries)
- Macro & Bigger Picture: Stratechery
- Wall Street Technologist
- Austerity Sucks
- For Coders: Crypto Trading Tools
- Bitcoin Markets Wiki
- Baby Pips Forex and Charting School
- Technical Analysis for Dummies [PDF]
- StockCharts Chart School
Basics to Start Bitcoin Trading
- What is AML/KYC
- How high are fair flat fees
- What are Maker-Taker fees
- How to get trading charts
- How to trade on mobile
- Best practice
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