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AMD admits a failure in there new Catalyst 14.9 driver bundle
Software

'We are aware that a small number of users are experiencing the following issues with the AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 driver,' AMD has confirmed on a knowledge-base page
about the issues, listing crashes and hangs during driver
installations, black or blue screens following the reboot after
installation, and failures of the Catalyst Control Centre to load on
affected systems. 'We are looking into the issues listed above and will be posting an updated driver as soon as it becomes available.'



Currently, it's not clear what the commonality is between users who are
experiencing these issues, nor whether it is restricted to a single
graphics card model or GPU family. Those who are finding the new drivers
a little buggy are advised by AMD to reboot into Windows Safe Mode,
uninstall the Catalyst 14.9 driver bundle and roll back to the last
known good release downloadable from the knowledge-base article.






BadUSB software is released to public
Security





After showing there BadUSB usb stick on the defcon, now the source and how they make the usb stick is uploaded to github (https://github.com/adamcaudill/Psychson).


 Its never been easier to make a infecting USB stick, that can steal your wallet.dat and even intall keyloger (in case you have your wallet encrypted whit a password).


 The vulnerability known as "BadUSB" has the ability to spread itself by injecting itself in the firmware of the usb stick. After that when you plug it in your computer it utilizes a security flaw in the USB (Windows,Linux and Mac based OS) that allows the hacker to insert any kind of code into your computer.







The good news so far is that at the moment only USB manufactured by Phison electronics can be modified to use this exploit. 


Bad news is that it can infect any device that are plugged into the "modified" USB. 


The worst news is that this exploit is UNPATCHABLE. The only way to "secure" your pc is to never plug any USB stick/hard disks or phones on it.




Even after you format your usb device, the exploits stays in the firmware of the device.


























New Bitcoin ATM released by Bitcoin Ja
Bitcoin News

 

 Bitcoin Ja (manufacturer located in Portuguese)  has launched there first ATM that works whit Bitcoins. The company is just beginning to work whit Bitcoins and other crypto coins. There new bitcoin ATM model name is "BJATM1" and will be located at Lisbon cinema theater.



The company describes there machine as a feature rich, versatile and highly scalable system.

The ATM will allow the user to buy and sell bitcoins for fiat currency.




 



The big news is that the company is working on a software, that will enable support for PayPal payments.





At the moment Bitcoin Ja plans to manufacture the ATMs and sell them instead of operate them.



 After announcing there Bitcoin ATM, the Bank of Portugal issued a warning on the use of bitcoin and bitcoin ATM. The Bank of Portugal warns of bitcoin volatility , lack of regulation and potential criminal activities involving bitcoins.

The using of bitcoins and bitcoin ATM remain legal in Portugal at the moment.






Another mining manufacture missed promised deadline delivery
JournalIf you have bought any kind of mining hardware, you know that usually the promised delivery date is  always moved for next month (some times even 2-3-4-5 months).





This time KNC Titans has unfulfilled there promise to deliver in Quarter 3.

There hardware was scheduled to be shipped within Q2 and Q3, but so far now shipping has been made and October is the first month of Q4.

Not only they delay the shipping, but they decline REFUND if you want your money back.

So basically you get No Refunds and No Equipment so far.



Not to mention that a lot of people, who got there hardware, complain about lower hash rate then promised and a lot of DOA hardware.






Angry mob vs Alpha Technology
Journal

 Someone has made a forum to gather angry mob in order to "burn" Alpha Technology.







After delaying there shipment, some one has made a forum http://fightalpha.net to gather people who got "scammed" by the company.





They gather info on the company and give information how to process a claim against it.

So far no one has gotten any refund from them.






UK Technology retailer CeX is now accepting Bitcoin as payment in all of there UK stores
Bitcoin News






CeX is a high street retailer located in primary in United Kingdom has started to accept bitcoin payment for all there store located in UK.





The company wil begin accepting bitcoin as payment today (22 October) to all thirty of its UK stores.

Map of all the stores you can see here







They also accept bitcoin (you can sell and but stuff) on there site already.

To make it work, they are going to integrate Coinbase as there payment processor for bitcoins. In selected stores they will put Lamassu ATM so you can buy bitcoins from them.

CeX said that they will keep there bitcoins and not exchange them for fiat currencies for the moment.






Best place for Bitcoin exchange is Australia and Bulgaria
JournalA new bitcoin exchange launched yesterday in Sydney, Australia, with
an aim to improving general consumer confidence in the digital currency
market.

Called Independent Reserve,
the exchange is promoting both itself and its Australian base as secure
and well-regulated, saying the country's AAA credit rating and
political stability made it the ideal place to locate.

It will aim first at the local and New Zealand markets before
expanding overseas to the financial centers of Asia, though says it
already has the ability to electronically verify customers in minutes
from over 20 countries by working with identity specialists Global Data Company.

Adrian Przelozny, Independent Reserve's co-founder and chief
technology officer, told CoinDesk the company has been in regular
contact with local financial regulator the Australian Securities and
Investments Commission (ASIC) and would adhere to all KYC and AML compliance protocols.

He said:


"We're very comfortable that we have the right settings here to ensure its safety and success."


Australian tax issues


A recent ruling by the Australian Tax Office on digital currency use was met with concern
from the local bitcoin community, who said the definition of those
currencies as akin to barter transactions and not 'money' or 'financial
supply' would lead to the 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST, or sales tax)
being applied twice – once when purchasing bitcoins and again when
using them to purchase other goods.

If passed on to consumers, it would also make bitcoins purchased in
Australia 10% more expensive, most likely driving users to overseas
exchanges and local companies out of business.

Independent Reserve, Przelozny said, would absorb the GST with its
own profits and through the 0.5% brokerage fee it charges Australian
customers, keeping its prices competitive.


"We strongly believe that Australians should not be
penalised for the use of bitcoin [...] This would stifle bitcoin
innovation in Australia and ultimately force companies to move
operations offshore which would have a negative impact on the Australian
economy as a whole."


Financial experience


Independent Reserve is backed by a group of private investors and its
executive team has years of experience in the finance and IT
industries. CEO Adam Tepper has worked as a software Engineer and
Solutions Architect at major Australian companies like ANZ bank, AMP
insurance, and the Nine Entertainment Company.

Przelozny worked with Tepper at those three companies and both men were also co-founders and managing directors of Asia Australia Technology, a software engineering firm.

Independent Reserve, Przelozny added, has spent "thousands of hours
on R&D to make sure our platform is completely robust and our
proprietary technology includes many levels of safeguards to ensure
users are well protected."

Tepper told the Sydney Morning Herald
that the exchange is doing everything it possibly can to mitigate risks
and ensure people feel secure about keeping money there. He mentioned
that accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers would be auditing all Independent Reserve's finances.


Bitcoin in Australia


Australia's international reputation as a stable business and legal
environment, and financial services center, could serve digital currency
companies well when attracting overseas customers.

It recently called a Senate Inquiry
into bitcoin and digital currency use, which has increased confidence
in the country's ability to take a sensible approach toward regulation.

While the market in Australia is relatively small compared to North America and Europe, bitcoin brokerages such as CoinJar, Bit Trade Australia and igot have performed well in the local market and payment processors such as BitPOS (as well as CoinJar) are working hard to build a local digital currency-using economy.
Warning MTGOX.NET virus spam
Security


If you receive this mail in your inbox DON'T OPEN THE JAR FILE THAT IS ATTACHED.

First you need to notice that the mail is coming from mtgox.net (the real MTGOX site is .com and not .net).

After that you need to know that there is no way you will receive your "wallet" from MTGOX, because they already apply for bankruptcy.

The jar file is simple a wallet.dat finder and after it finds such file sends your wallet file to the creator of the virus.





Fire burns bitcoin mining dreams
News

Thai Bitcoin Mining Facility burns mining dream.


This facility in China was every bitcoin miner wet dream























Until the fire broke in the facility










And the result of the fire













Who is Satoshi and how much do we know about his identity ?!?
JournalSatoshi Nakamoto (its not confirmed if that is a real name so far) is the creator of the BITCOIN.
In some of his registration he uses DOB (date of birth) April 5th 1975.
Some people think that this is his DOB, but many thing that the date is chosen because of the Executive Order 6102 (on April 5th 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102, which made it illegal for American citizens to own gold).

The first appearance of Satoshi Nakamoto on P2P Foundation was on February 11, 2009 at 22:27.
Here is the link where he introduce Bitcoin
http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source

Here is the first PDF he made on 2 November 2008(the PDF was changed on March 24 2009 at 11:33)
www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
Signed by
Satoshi Nakamoto
satoshin@gmx.com
www.bitcoin.org

The original PDF was written on a pc running windows XP using OpenOffice.org 2.4.
The pdf meta data

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/Producer 034>
FEFF005700720069007400650072FEFF004F00700065006E004F00660066006900630065002E006F00
72006700200032002E0034D:20090324113315-06'00'


First appearance on The Cryptography Mailing List was on Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:05:49 -0800 (this time he uses satoshi@vistomail.com and not satoshin@gmx.com)


Bitcoin v0.1 released

Satoshi Nakamoto Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:05:49 -0800
Announcing the first release of Bitcoin, a new electronic cash
system that uses a peer-to-peer network to prevent double-spending.
It's completely decentralized with no server or central authority.
See bitcoin.org for screenshots.

Download link:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/bitcoin/bitcoin-0.1.0.rar

Windows only for now. Open source C++ code is included.

- Unpack the files into a directory
- Run BITCOIN.EXE
- It automatically connects to other nodes

If you can keep a node running that accepts incoming connections,
you'll really be helping the network a lot. Port 8333 on your
firewall needs to be open to receive incoming connections.

The software is still alpha and experimental. There's no guarantee
the system's state won't have to be restarted at some point if it
becomes necessary, although I've done everything I can to build in
extensibility and versioning.

You can get coins by getting someone to send you some, or turn on
Options->Generate Coins to run a node and generate blocks. I made
the proof-of-work difficulty ridiculously easy to start with, so
for a little while in the beginning a typical PC will be able to
generate coins in just a few hours. It'll get a lot harder when
competition makes the automatic adjustment drive up the difficulty.
Generated coins must wait 120 blocks to mature before they can be
spent.

There are two ways to send money. If the recipient is online, you
can enter their IP address and it will connect, get a new public
key and send the transaction with comments. If the recipient is
not online, it is possible to send to their Bitcoin address, which
is a hash of their public key that they give you. They'll receive
the transaction the next time they connect and get the block it's
in. This method has the disadvantage that no comment information
is sent, and a bit of privacy may be lost if the address is used
multiple times, but it is a useful alternative if both users can't
be online at the same time or the recipient can't receive incoming
connections.

Total circulation will be 21,000,000 coins. It'll be distributed
to network nodes when they make blocks, with the amount cut in half
every 4 years.

first 4 years: 10,500,000 coins
next 4 years: 5,250,000 coins
next 4 years: 2,625,000 coins
next 4 years: 1,312,500 coins
etc...

When that runs out, the system can support transaction fees if
needed. It's based on open market competition, and there will
probably always be nodes willing to process transactions for free.

Satoshi Nakamoto


Acording to the archive there was mention of Bitcoin on November 1 2008

Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper

Satoshi Nakamoto Sat, 01 Nov 2008 16:16:33 -0700
I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully
peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.
The paper is available at:
http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

The main properties:
Double-spending is prevented with a peer-to-peer network.
No mint or other trusted parties.
Participants can be anonymous.
New coins are made from Hashcash style proof-of-work.
The proof-of-work for new coin generation also powers the
network to prevent double-spending.

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

Abstract. A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would
allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another
without the burdens of going through a financial institution.
Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main
benefits are lost if a trusted party is still required to prevent
double-spending. We propose a solution to the double-spending
problem using a peer-to-peer network. The network timestamps
transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based
proof-of-work, forming a record that cannot be changed without
redoing the proof-of-work. The longest chain not only serves as
proof of the sequence of events witnessed, but proof that it came
from the largest pool of CPU power. As long as honest nodes control
the most CPU power on the network, they can generate the longest
chain and outpace any attackers. The network itself requires
minimal structure. Messages are broadcasted on a best effort basis,
and nodes can leave and rejoin the network at will, accepting the
longest proof-of-work chain as proof of what happened while they
were gone.

Full paper at:
http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Satoshi Nakamoto


Satoshi PGP Public Key


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Some other mail used probably by Satoshi bitcoin-help@vistomail.com .
The mail was mentioned by Satoshi ( http://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/mailman/message/21424626/)

There is an IP adress hard coded into the original bitcoin code in the irc.cpp file.
// :username!username@50000007.F000000B.90000002.IP JOIN :#channelname

That ip adress is 0x57, 0xFB, 0x92 = 87.251.146 = "Russian Federation - Anders Telecom"
NFC chips containing bitcoin wallet injected into human
Bitcoin NewsMartijn Wismeijer who is know on the internet as "Mr Bitcoin" is a biohacking enthusiast and bitcoin entrepreneur.
He is the first known person to inject his wallet inside him. He uses two NFC chips to store his wallet and inject them in his hands.



Injecting your wallet inside you is a good long term storage for your crypto currency. Mr Bitcoin say that he will not use them for cold wallet because of the big media coverage who compromise their security.
Wismeijer says that the chips are a viable, stealthy storage option for users who are a little more camera-shy:

“If you are a bit more discreet about your implant, nobody will ever know it's there. Apparently the chips don't show up in a full-body scanner at airports ... totally secret agent style, available to consumers everywhere."

If you want to do the same and store your wallet in your body, you can buy all you need to do it for 99$ from this site https://dangerousthings.com/shop/xnt-ntag216-2x12mm-glass-tag/.
The site warns people that it hasn`t yet been cleared for use on humans, but if you want you can do it.


Some people are against using any kind of chips inside human body because of the bible


Rev 13:17
"It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666."
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