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The Willy Report: proof of massive fraudulent trading activity at Mt. Gox, and how it has affected the price of Bitcoin

May 25, 2014

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Originally posted on The Willy Report:
Somewhere in December 2013, a number of traders including myself began noticing suspicious bot behavior on Mt. Gox. Basically, a random number between 10 and 20 bitcoin would be bought every 5-10 minutes, non-stop, for at least a month on end until the end of January. The bot was…

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Attention Vancouver: INCOMING!

May 2, 2014

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Behold the Big Smoke

  After an all-too-brief sojourn at an ecovillage on Vancouver Island, I’m headed back to the Big Smoke for the summer. Yes, I’ll still be in East Van, just a lot closer to Metrotown than to Oakridge this time. Time for me to ping my media contacts and get myself booked on some things to […]

Here’s How ‘Multisig’ Protects Your Bitcoin Stash From Hackers

April 8, 2014

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Originally posted on Betabeat:
Cold storage, or keeping your key offline where hackers can’t get it, is a solution that only goes so far. (photo via BTC Keychain, CC BY 2.0) The “Inside Bitcoins” conference is happening in NYC this week, and a collection of investors, businessmen, programmers and hobbyists have gathered to buzz about…

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Job Listings: Today in Crap Job Listings, BEYONCE!

April 5, 2014

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That's truly ugly

UPDATE: The pay is a joke. As in an actual April Fool’s joke. The ad is fake. The job, however exists. Would you take it?   As regular readers know, I post a lot of sweet job opportunities here. Today I’m posting the opposite. This is bad, people. This is really, really bad. This is […]

Posted in: Employment, Jobs, jobseekers

BIL UnConference Vancouver: Video!

March 20, 2014

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Michael and Amanda by Ryan Plesko

Featuring Amanda Palmer and BIL UnConference founder Michael Cummings, onstage at the Vogue last night! Hopefully the video will work. I hate Facebook video, but what can you do? What can you do? Register, volunteer, and participate in BIL this weekend. As an Unconference, it is what we make it. I for one plan to […]

BIL Conference Vancouver this weekend!

March 19, 2014

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BIL conference

You’ve heard about TED. Have you heard about BIL? BIL is the quirky, populist, unconference known as the ad hoc analogue to TED. Open to the public and fully participant driven, our yearly gathering features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, hackers, and those with a passion for community awareness, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. […]