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Crypto Banking Wars: Will Coinbase or Binance Become The Bank of The Future?

Crypto Banking Wars: Will Coinbase or Binance Become The Bank of The Future?
Can the early success of major crypto exchanges propel them to winning the broader consumer finance market?
This is the first part of Crypto Banking Wars — a new series that examines what crypto-native company is most likely to become the bank of the future. Who is best positioned to reach mainstream adoption in consumer finance?
While crypto allows the world to get rid of banks, a bank will still very much be necessary for this powerful technology to reach the masses. We believe a crypto-native company, like Genesis Block, will become the bank of the future.
In an earlier series, Crypto-Powered, we laid out arguments for why crypto-native companies have a huge edge in the market. When you consider both the broad spectrum of financial use-cases and the enormous value unlocked through these DeFi protocols, you can see just how big of an unfair advantage blockchain tech becomes for companies who truly understand and leverage it. Traditional banks and fintech unicorns simply won’t be able to keep up.
The power players of consumer finance in the 21st century will be crypto-native companies who build with blockchain technology at their core.
The crypto landscape is still nascent. We’re still very much in the fragmented, unbundled phase of the industry lifecycle. Beyond what Genesis Block is doing, there are signs of other companies slowly starting to bundle financial services into what could be an all-in-one bank replacement.
So the key question that this series hopes to answer:
Which crypto-native company will successfully become the bank of the future?
We obviously think Genesis Block is well-positioned to win. But we certainly aren’t the only game in town. In this series, we’ll be doing an analysis of who is most capable of thwarting our efforts. We’ll look at categories like crypto exchanges, crypto wallets, centralized lending & borrowing services, and crypto debit card companies. Each category will have its own dedicated post.
Today we’re analyzing big crypto exchanges. The two companies we’ll focus on today are Coinbase (biggest American exchange) and Binance (biggest global exchange). They are the top two exchanges in terms of Bitcoin trading volume. They are in pole position to winning this market — they have a huge existing userbase and strong financial resources.
Will Coinbase or Binance become the bank of the future? Can their early success propel them to winning the broader consumer finance market? Is their growth too far ahead for anyone else to catch up? Let’s dive in.


The most formidable exchange on the global stage is Binance (Crunchbase). All signs suggest they have significantly more users and a stronger balance sheet than Coinbase. No other exchange is executing as aggressively and relentlessly as Binance is. The cadence at which they are shipping and launching new products is nothing short of impressive. As Tushar Jain from Multicoin argues, Binance is Blitzscaling.
Here are some of the products that they’ve launched in the last 18 months. Only a few are announced but still pre-launch.
Binance is well-positioned to become the crypto-powered, all-in-one, bundled solution for financial services. They already have so many of the pieces. But the key question is:
Can they create a cohesive & united product experience?

Binance Weaknesses

Binance is strong, but they do have a few major weaknesses that could slow them down.
  1. Traders & Speculators Binance is currently very geared for speculators, traders, and financial professionals. Their bread-and-butter is trading (spot, margin, options, futures). Their UI is littered with depth charts, order books, candlesticks, and other financial concepts that are beyond the reach of most normal consumers. Their product today is not at all tailored for the broader consumer market. Given Binance’s popularity and strength among the pro audience, it’s unlikely that they will dumb down or simplify their product any time soon. That would jeopardize their core business. Binance will likely need an entirely new product/brand to go beyond the pro user crowd. That will take time (or an acquisition). So the question remains, is Binance even interested in the broader consumer market? Or will they continue to focus on their core product, the one-stop-shop for pro crypto traders?
  2. Controversies & Hot Water Binance has had a number of controversies. No one seems to know where they are based — so what regulatory agencies can hold them accountable? Last year, some sensitive, private user data got leaked. When they announced their debit card program, they had to remove mentions of Visa quickly after. And though the “police raid” story proved to be untrue, there are still a lot of questions about what happened with their Shanghai office shut down (where there is smoke, there is fire). If any company has had a “move fast and break things” attitude, it is Binance. That attitude has served them well so far but as they try to do business in more regulated countries like America, this will make their road much more difficult — especially in the consumer market where trust takes a long time to earn, but can be destroyed in an instant. This is perhaps why the Binance US product is an empty shell when compared to their main global product.
  3. Disjointed Product Experience Because Binance has so many different teams launching so many different services, their core product is increasingly feeling disjointed and disconnected. Many of the new features are sloppily integrated with each other. There’s no cohesive product experience. This is one of the downsides of executing and shipping at their relentless pace. For example, users don’t have a single wallet that shows their balances. Depending on if the user wants to do spot trading, margin, futures, or savings… the user needs to constantly be transferring their assets from one wallet to another. It’s not a unified, frictionless, simple user experience. This is one major downside of the “move fast and break things” approach.
  4. BNB token Binance raised $15M in a 2017 ICO by selling their $BNB token. The current market cap of $BNB is worth more than $2.6B. Financially this token has served them well. However, given how BNB works (for example, their token burn), there are a lot of open questions as to how BNB will be treated with US security laws. Their Binance US product so far is treading very lightly with its use of BNB. Their token could become a liability for Binance as it enters more regulated markets. Whether the crypto community likes it or not, until regulators get caught up and understand the power of decentralized technology, tokens will still be a regulatory burden — especially for anything that touches consumers.
  5. Binance Chain & Smart Contract Platform Binance is launching its own smart contract platform soon. Based on compatibility choices, they have their sights aimed at the Ethereum developer community. It’s unclear how easy it’ll be to convince developers to move to Binance chain. Most of the current developer energy and momentum around smart contracts is with Ethereum. Because Binance now has their own horse in the race, it’s unlikely they will ever decide to leverage Ethereum’s DeFi protocols. This could likely be a major strategic mistake — and hubris that goes a step too far. Binance will be pushing and promoting protocols on their own platform. The major risk of being all-in on their own platform is that they miss having a seat on the Ethereum rocket ship — specifically the growth of DeFi use-cases and the enormous value that can be unlocked. Integrating with Ethereum’s protocols would be either admitting defeat of their own platform or competing directly against themselves.

Binance Wrap Up

I don’t believe Binance is likely to succeed with a homegrown product aimed at the consumer finance market. Their current product — which is focused heavily on professional traders and speculators — is unlikely to become the bank of the future. If they wanted to enter the broader consumer market, I believe it’s much more likely that they will acquire a company that is getting early traction. They are not afraid to make acquisitions (Trust, JEX, WazirX, DappReview, BxB, CoinMarketCap, Swipe).
However, never count CZ out. He is a hustler. Binance is executing so aggressively and relentlessly that they will always be on the shortlist of major contenders.


The crypto-native company that I believe is more likely to become the bank of the future is Coinbase (crunchbase). Their dominance in America could serve as a springboard to winning the West (Binance has a stronger foothold in Asia). Coinbase has more than 30M users. Their exchange business is a money-printing machine. They have a solid reputation as it relates to compliance and working with regulators. Their CEO is a longtime member of the crypto community. They are rumored to be going public soon.

Coinbase Strengths

Let’s look at what makes them strong and a likely contender for winning the broader consumer finance market.
  1. Different Audience, Different Experience Coinbase has been smart to create a unique product experience for each audience — the pro speculator crowd and the common retail user. Their simple consumer version is at That’s the default. Their product for the more sophisticated traders and speculators is at Coinbase Pro (formerly GDAX). Unlike Binance, Coinbase can slowly build out the bank of the future for the broad consumer market while still having a home for their hardcore crypto traders. They aren’t afraid to have different experiences for different audiences.
  2. Brand & Design Coinbase has a strong product design team. Their brand is capable of going beyond the male-dominated crypto audience. Their product is clean and simple — much more consumer-friendly than Binance. It’s clear they spend a lot of time thinking about their user experience. Interacting directly with crypto can sometimes be rough and raw (especially for n00bs). When I was at Mainframe we hosted a panel about Crypto UX challenges at the DevCon4 Dapp Awards. Connie Yang (Head of Design at Coinbase) was on the panel. She was impressive. Some of their design philosophies will bode well as they push to reach the broader consumer finance market.
  3. USDC Stablecoin Coinbase (along with Circle) launched USDC. We’ve shared some stats about its impressive growth when we discussed DeFi use-cases. USDC is quickly becoming integrated with most DeFi protocols. As a result, Coinbase is getting a front-row seat at some of the most exciting things happening in decentralized finance. As Coinbase builds its knowledge and networks around these protocols, it could put them in a favorable position to unlock incredible value for their users.
  4. Early Signs of Bundling Though Coinbase has nowhere near as many products & services as Binance, they are slowly starting to add more financial services that may appeal to the broader market. They are now letting depositors earn interest on USDC (also DAI & Tezos). In the UK they are piloting a debit card. Users can now invest in crypto with dollar-cost-averaging. It’s not much, but it’s a start. You can start to see hints of a more bundled solution around financial services.

Coinbase Weaknesses

Let’s now look at some things that could hold them back.
  1. Slow Cadence In the fast-paced world of crypto, and especially when compared to Binance, Coinbase does not ship very many new products very often. This is perhaps their greatest weakness. Smaller, more nimble startups may run circles around them. They were smart to launch Coinbase Ventures where tey invest in early-stage startups. They can now keep an ear to the ground on innovation. Perhaps their cadence is normal for a company of their size — but the Binance pace creates quite the contrast.
  2. Lack of Innovation When you consider the previous point (slow cadence), it’s unclear if Coinbase is capable of building and launching new products that are built internally. Most of their new products have come through acquisitions. Their acquisition is what led to their Earn educational product. Their acquisition of Xapo helped bolster their institutional custody offering. They acqui-hired a team to help launch their staking infrastructure. Their acquisition of Cipher Browser became an important part of Coinbase Wallet. And recently, they acquired Tagomi — a crypto prime brokerage. Perhaps most of Coinbase’s team is just focused on improving their golden goose, their exchange business. It’s unclear. But the jury is still out on if they can successfully innovate internally and launch any homegrown products.
  3. Talent Exodus There have been numerous reports of executive turmoil at Coinbase. It raises a lot of questions about company culture and vision. Some of the executives who departed include COO Asiff Hirji, CTO Balaji Srinivasan, VP & GM Adam White, VP Eng Tim Wagner, VP Product Jeremy Henrickson, Sr Dir of Eng Namrata Ganatra, VP of Intl Biz Dan Romero, Dir of Inst Sales Christine Sandler, Head of Trading Hunter Merghart, Dir Data Science Soups Ranjan, Policy Lead Mike Lempres, Sr Compliance Vaishali Mehta. Many of these folks didn’t stay with Coinbase very long. We don’t know exactly why it’s happening —but when you consider a few of my first points (slow cadence, lack of innovation), you have to wonder if it’s all related.
  4. Institutional Focus As a company, we are a Coinbase client. We love their institutional offering. It’s clear they’ve been investing a lot in this area. A recent Coinbase blog post made it clear that this has been a focus: “Over the past 12 months, Coinbase has been laser-focused on building out the types of features and services that our institutional customers need.” Their Tagomi acquisition only re-enforced this focus. Perhaps this is why their consumer product has felt so neglected. They’ve been heavily investing in their institutional services since May 2018. For a company that’s getting very close to an IPO, it makes sense that they’d focus on areas that present strong revenue opportunities — as they do with institutional clients. Even for big companies like Coinbase, it’s hard to have a split focus. If they are “laser-focused” on the institutional audience, it’s unlikely they’ll be launching any major consumer products anytime soon.

Coinbase Wrap Up

At Genesis Block, we‘re proud to be working with Coinbase. They are a fantastic company. However, I don’t believe that they’ll succeed in building their own product for the broader consumer finance market. While they have incredible design, there are no signs that they are focused on or capable of internally building this type of product.
Similar to Binance, I think it’s far more likely that Coinbase acquires a promising young startup with strong growth.

Honorable Mentions

Other US-based exchanges worth mentioning are Kraken, Gemini, and Bittrex. So far we’ve seen very few signs that any of them will aggressively attack broader consumer finance. Most are going in the way of Binance — listing more assets and adding more pro tools like margin and futures trading. And many, like Coinbase, are trying to attract more institutional customers. For example, Gemini with their custody product.

Wrap Up

Coinbase and Binance have huge war chests and massive reach. For that alone, they should always be considered threats to Genesis Block. However, their products are very, very different than the product we’re building. And their approach is very different as well. They are trying to educate and onboard people into crypto. At Genesis Block, we believe the masses shouldn’t need to know or care about it. We did an entire series about this, Spreading Crypto.
Most everyone needs banking — whether it be to borrow, spend, invest, earn interest, etc. Not everyone needs a crypto exchange. For non-crypto consumers (the mass market), the differences between a bank and a crypto exchange are immense. Companies like Binance and Coinbase make a lot of money on their crypto exchange business. It would be really difficult, gutsy, and risky for any of them to completely change their narrative, messaging, and product to focus on the broader consumer market. I don’t believe they would ever risk biting the hand that feeds them.
In summary, as it relates to a digital bank aimed at the mass market, I believe both Coinbase and Binance are much more likely to acquire a startup in this space than they are to build it themselves. And I think they would want to keep the brand/product distinct and separate from their core crypto exchange business.
So back to the original question, is Coinbase and Binance a threat to Genesis Block? Not really. Not today. But they could be, and for that, we want to stay close to them.
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Using a VPN in the US for exchanges with margin outside the US

Does anyone in the US use a VPN to use exchanges with margin outside the US? From what I see the best exchange with margin in the US is Kraken, and honestly its not that good. My orders keep getting cancelled because the margin pool for BTC/USD is dried up. This is something I'd rather not deal with. Also, the UI is pretty shitty compared to other exchanges outside the US. So my question is do any of you do this? What are the pros / cons? Risks? Do you have issues with the margin pools being used up? I've seen live trading videos on bitfinex and other exchanges and they never seem to have that problem.
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Whalepool - Bitcoin Volume Validator

Whalepool has created and released an open-source tool for analysing volume on exchanges and to sniff out fake volume. See:
From the GitHub repository:
Every trade execution by law of Central Limit Order Book logic has both a "maker" and a "taker" side from orders created.
Every "maker" order has an event pushed to the "OrderBook" websocket stream.
The API documentation in all cases of exchanges used indicates real-time pushing of updated data (we did not use streams where there was indication of 1000ms or so delays).
So the methodology used throughout is to programmatically watch: - The order book best bid/offer - The raw trade feed
Then look for trades which occur inbetween the bid/ask.
This would indicate a trade took place which no one else was able to execute because the trade never appeared on the order book for anyone to be able to see, to then take.
It is known that some exchanges are just not good at reporting the orderbook data and trade data in synch, or they do not provide detailed enough information of event timestamp/id to be able to resolve suspicious data.
The scripts here compute both Fake Trades Count vs Legit Trades Count, as well as Fake Volume vs. Legit Volume.
Feel free to request an exchange you use to be analysed using our methodology and we'll be happy to post it along with results.
Some results (also from the GitHub repository):
Exchange Volume executed between the spread (_o_) ? Notes
Binance 30% Approx 30% of volume executes between the spread
Coinbase 2-3% Approx 2-3% of volume executes between the spread
Bitstamp <1% Tested over a 12h period
FTX <1% within margin of error for latency issues
Kraken 0% PERFECT - Tested and no fake volume identified
Bitfinex - Exchange has hidden orders so test is non applicable
"Bilaxy" YES Totally fake. See video
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Things I learned with my failed legendary location rush attempt

It's not always success and glory, like it was in previous peasant militia run.
I went with poachers JHUZTYVSZW seed, triple determined. I found another triple determined through seed mining, but map was nowhere near as good. Poachers are good because you already start with 3 good archers, and those are the hardest things to recruit. Also scouting camp composition ability is great, and a little bit of move speed helps. I went for 6 archers, 5 melee, 1 shieldbro. No bannerbro. Very similar to my peasant militia setup. I know seed extremely well this was my second run on that seed, I know where the camp locations are in the beginning, I know generally quite well where the zones are for them to spawn etc.
Grind is overall great, progression speed is all right. I can take almost any fight really early, so I don’t have to skip camps that i find. Limited loot carry capacity hurts. You can recruit extra trash just to carry stuff in their inventory, but it lowers your speed on the map. Anyway builds you find below are great at normal fights, they let me down in monolith. I don’t know if it’s lack of resolve bro, or bad rng rolls, but even around 50 resolve wasn’t enough to just hang there. I don’t think it’s feasible to have resolve potions in those timings I go for, neither crafted armor resolve attachments are feasible. So for the next run I’ll try to solve the resolve issues with my builds..Yeah nimble i'm looking at you... nimble is amazing everywhere but monolith :(. I left kraken for last because I know it’s a nightmare to do with 12 bros, where 6 are low. matack archers, and 1 is low m.attack shieldbro. But I think I’ve figured out how to do kraken in good time very very safely even on water, so stay tuned for my next run :).
Anyway everything I said in previous guides stands true. Here is a little journal on my progression that I wrote along, here are the builds and some comments. You can see the strategy I use in the vids (i wanted to add commentary, i finished run almost two weeks ago, but i didn't find time). My mistake is focusing on doing well in normal fights, but legendary fights are the problem. So in my next run I’ll downgrade my general combat capabilities in favor of legendary fights. I want to do it all under 60 days. I went veteran economy and medium funds, but I guess that’s for pussies, I’m gonna upgrade it to the max next time around.


I utilize footwork on my all frontliners for abusing AI in endless kiting.
Here is the build
Max m.def, stamina. Some resolve and hp. Sadly no end pic, cause ehm reasons :). But you can see progression in videos.


Will look wierd to most. It performs as expected. Gonna switch few thing around for better monolith next time.
Here is the build
Max mdef, m.attack, some stamina, hp, sprinkle of resolve.
Footwork for endless kiting. Polearm for swinging for 5 and stamina economy. Swinging for 5 increases dps, you can move two tiles and swing. Once and swing twice with berserk. Swing 2h, move, and swing polearm. Again might look weird, but watch some fights how it performs.


Basically unchanged, it's just amazing, grows in power every level. Will carry all standard fights.
Here is the build
Some took colossus some took recover, depends on hp rolls. I don't think i'll make any changes here for my next run. Maybe swap 1 perk.
On lvl up, r. attack, m. attack if roll is good, and hp/stamina. I had good archers, which makes polearm attacks unnecessary, throwing stuff is better. But relying on throwing weapons for dps is problematic because of ammunition. We're on the clock so i still use melee often, i don't have luxury of returning to the towns often.


I tried to record interesting fights, and record cca every 10 days, so progression of lvls and equipment would be seen.
Interesting ones are: day 7 undead camp with ud hero, chosen ones where they get easier with levels, but doable early first on day 23 , goblin city when they start routing after 5 turns, also on green terrain.

Here are notes as i played the run:

Day 1: Rush town with hunter's cabin. Restart until you get at least 1 good ranged bro. I got me one hunter on the second try. No contracts until some frontline is hired, and then only contract for thugs.
Day 2: Rushing golden goose to the south. Got some frontline but only beast and fetch contracts on the way. Got ambition to get us to 12 men.
Day 3: Got to the city, no ambushed trade routes :(, sold everything 4.1 gold. Accept a contract then fill up frontline with trash !. Another decent hunter, weak caravan hand, that hopefully survives to lvl 6 for an event and some other meat to the front. Ambition complete, and finally first battle.
Day 4: 6 batles. 3 dead, 1 downed 2 times. Only 1 contract. Run out of ammo, made it to the harbor city. Sold stuff around 4.2k before recruiting. Contemplaiting camping for a while to fullfill 2k gold ambition, yeah probably right call.
Day 5: Don't fight wolfriders early on. "It's just 4 of them, i'll be carefull".. One dead and a lot of hp + tools in the drain, also injuries. Wasn't worse by sheer luck.
Day 6: Got a whip. Leaders and gheists are on the menu boys!. Gonna go swing by kraken location to pick up the quest.
Day 11: I want to farm barb throwing weapons. To farm them i need lvls and better bows. Sometimes those barb camps come with chosens, to fight those i need barb throwing weapons. Why do i need to farm barb throwing weapons? To farm orcs ofc. Why orcs? Cause they usually have plenty of big camps with warlords called sea of tents, that give a lot of xp and loot.
Day 11: So after i recorded a fight with necro and zombies, i had another, samish one. Except few more zombies. Anyway one of my frontliners went fleeing because "oouueee" sounds or smth.. i guess. That lead to a bit of collapse because i don't have underdog yet. Two bros died, one of them caravan hand that was almost 6 lvl. And then he came from the dead with that shitty undead grin on his face just to taunt me... Bastard. He was there for all 24 battles RIP.
Day 12: Got myself decent hedge knight with sure footing. Rolled an ambition, i have to visit every town (or get friendly with one which is even worse time wise), so that's a little time waster. I need ambitions to raise renown, to get the noble contract ambition. Not for noble contracts, but to start rolling for undead/goblin ambitions which are crucial to the run and you can't get those until you have noble contracts.
Day 13: Another one bites the dust. Running 11 men, one of witch could be ok but has dastard trait, so far i have no brave bros. Who am i kidding he's gonna die before i get rid of dastard anyway found named 330/28 armor guarded by 15 thralls, ezy.
Day 15: Trying to progress visiting all cities ambition while farming goblins in the south. Hit a rough patch some deaths, low hp, low resources, injuries. Missing good % hits. At least i got spiked impaler csbow it rarely drops, because you kill overseers in melee, it's a slight upgrade from a shortbow dps :). I spent everything on recruits, except 3 whips i bought, following logic that i can sort of win with what i have. And frontliners.. i want foowork, i want underdog, i want nimble, but which is more valuable, in what order do i get them? I guess underdog is least important, i tend to get surrounded by lesser dangers, and if i do it's almost exclusively just +5 to hit.
Day 16: I keep getting marginally better archers. I fire one and hire another, he gets to like level 4. Then i hire even better one, 3 star hunter this time. I keep getting a lot of thiefs which is lucky, even 10-12 base m.def but no stars, i still don't have essential shieldbro for monolith.
Day 18: Interesting 4necrosavants + auxilury fight, i didn't even lose a dog here, and got two named shields in the loot. I previously played this seed and this must be randomly generated raid location. One shield is even better than the kraken crafted one in terms of m. def.
Day 19: Sold full stack of loot 17k worth. I increase my capacity to carry by having some cheap guys in reserve to carry more loot. Anyway i spent it all on recruits, there is no other way around it, you buy almost all of them, so they can refresh. The plan is to spend some time in the north fighting and trying to buy me some good shieldbro from the 2citadels and a keep up north. Well i lied i also bought 1 war bow, more like a guilty pleasure than necessity. Ambition to visit cities is done.
Day 22: Another selling loot recruiting session finished, no suitable bros. Have an ambition for a sargent perk guy, usually i have one trashy bro ready with perk point just for that. But i don't have him this time. I recruited lvl 3 retired soldier and gave him sparring session in training hall, hopefully he'll be lvl 4 soon. Other option was to use my archer emergency replacement who needs like 100xp to next level, and waste him by putting rally troops perk on him. Archers may die to some shitty rng so i decided to play it safe and keep him. Another trip to the port north, to get south to farm and recruit some more, if i don't have a shield bro by day 30, i guess it's gg.
Day 25: First post noble contracts ambition roll. No undead, goblin, or orc one in the pool. Took the cart one. I took bags and belts on my archer on lvl 6 just so i can carry more loot, so i get more money, so i can gamble it away recruiting. And all i want at this point, is the same thing i wanted from the beginning one bro with base m.def around 10+ with three stars. And hopefully enough stamina to wear armor and spam indom adrenaline recovery.
Day 26: We got an adequate shield bro. Base m.def 7, 3 stars militia guy. He's not good, but he'll do. The thing is i've been recruiting all game long, and basically almost any background can be good shield bro. There are 3 traits, tiny, paranoid, footwork, that each give +5 m. def. So any of those two and you have 10 base, everything in excess of it is just a bonus. And you need 3 stars. One last requirement is to have enough stamina. You don't need stars you just need not to be gimped, like retired soldier, or swordmaster that gets old trait to further diminish him.
Day 28: Risky fight with necrosavants, cost me couple of dogs for expensive loot. Made a mistake at the end, almost lost an archer. I guess that's why i put so much hp on my archers. Cause i suck. But otherwise unelss disaster happens, it's on a good track. I will no longer spent money on recruits, so my equipment will go up, making it all even safer. Need bows, need more barb throwing weapons. Need good body armor x 12 for kraken. X6 for goblin city. Need more weapons, especially polearms. Grind grind grind, but alteast no more rng frustration at recruitment part of the run.
Day 37: A lot of farming mobs, no undead ambition, got the goblin one. In the process of finding goblins i was attacked by 4 lindwurms and goblin camp got in the battle also. That was a weird one. Didn't get lindwurm blood for the acid flask on kraken, i doubt i'll encounter any more lindwurms, finding one stack is rare enough.
Day 38: Sold a lot of stuff got 32k gold. But no tools and ammo in the south, and i still need to find 1 goblin camp for ambition. Bad RNG, usually there are plenty of them in the south on this seed. This is just going to cost me like +3 days in total.
Day 39: One bro got a drunken trait by an event. I guess i'll have to keep spare equipment just for him now. Finished goblin ambition. Now i have orc ambition.
Day 42: Made it to northern keeps again. Spent a lot of doe. And ironically there is Fletcher in one keep. 3 Hvy csbows no war bows, he always had those, and when i got the cash, he doesn't. This game...
Day 47: Finally undead ambition. Also after visiting orc peninsula, around half way i was out of ammunition, so i fought like 7 battles without using a single arrow, including sea of tents.
Day 49: Undead ambition almost done!. Time to start tying up loose ends. Iljork barb - > Iljork -> Witch hut. Than map wise it would be goblin city -> Kraken -> Mill -> Monolith.
Day 55: Made it to the g. city. They routed after 5 turns. It's always sad that there no better loot in the g city.
Day 60: Well it's a good time, resolve failed me. I feel like farming orc camps slows me down, a lot of swamp, i wonder if it's even worth it. And i need better builds next time.
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Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers

Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers
This link-packed ebook is intended for people looking for the best-kept secrets on the web for buying bulk Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other national brand gift cards at the highest discounts—accounting for speed, quality, volume and risk.
Executive Summary
  1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces
  2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin
  3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards
  4. Buy directly with people online
  5. Buy directly with people offline
  6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon
  7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon
  8. Buy gift cards from retail stores
  9. Earn gift cards for online work
  10. Daily deals websites
Bonus Knowledge

Executive Summary

This article covers some of the many ways to buy discount gift cards. We focus a lot of attention on Amazon gift cards since they are the largest retailer in the world and has the 2nd most gift cards in circulation. We have either purchased or researched in depth most of the sites on this list to come up with some conclusions about the fastest, safest and cheapest places to buy discount gift cards. Please remember, there is no one best place to find gift cards, the goal is to give you options.
The lowest-risk gift cards with the lowest discounts are directly from that brand and at grocery stores and other retail locations (CVS, Safeway, Walgreens, etc). You will also find these 0% offers from 3rd party e-code generators like eGifter and BitPay. You can usually buy instantly and they are guaranteed forever.
Slightly higher risk are the old-school secondhand gift card exchanges like CardCash, CardPool, Raise and others. They offer very small savings up to 5% off the top brands. You can pay with a credit card and they guarantee the card for up to a full year so you can gift them as gifts much easily.
The highest discounted gift cards are on peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces with users from many different countries, like Paxful and LocalBitcoins. This also comes with the most risk and the highest amount of work. These platforms have lower regulation and majority of the trades are conducted in non-USD currency.
Finally, there is an emerging category of crypto gift card exchanges that also use bitcoin to offer the same discounts as peer-to-peer marketplaces, but they have more advanced protections in place for buyers and sellers. Sites like Redeeem and fall into this category because they can offer larger discounts on gift cards and other products but they use technology to cut out the negotiating. Cards are guaranteed for minutes, hours or days here, so this isn’t the best for gifting.
Your savings (and profit margins) will depend largely on your risk tolerance, length of time you are willing to get paid, country where you are located, capital available, ability to buy alternative forms of currency (like bitcoin), the ability/willingness to ship physical products, overall time commitment, and many other factors.

1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces

Redeeem. Save 15% or more on bulk Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy gift cards with auction-style pricing buying with bitcoin. They have great support and great reviews.
CardPool. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, including Best Buy, Target, iTunes and Lowe’s. They send the card directly to your email inbox or via USPS in 3-7 days.
CardCash. Gift card marketplace that buys unwanted gift cards for less than their value and resells them at a discount to savvy shoppers across the country. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, very similar to CardPool.
Gift Card Granny. This is a nice resource because they link to the sites that have the best deals, unfortunately they don’t index many of the bulk discount sites.
Raise. One of the biggest in terms of volume. Discounted gift cards to hundreds of national brands such as Target, Southwest, Uber, Home Depot, etc. However, discounts are minimal here, ranging from 0-3%.
CardCookie. A great site with great potential—currently offering 5-10% discounts but not very high volume yet. Keep them bookmarked.

2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin

Redeeem. Redeeem is a great option for buying Amazon gift cards at 20% discount or higher using bitcoin. Unlike Paxful or LocalBitcoins, they manually validate and guarantee every gift card sold on the platform and have an easier buying experience. But you will have to trade during market hours (they are only open 8 hours a day).
BitPay. Raised over $72 million from investors, they’re the largest bitcoin payment processor. Download the app to buy Amazon e-codes fast at 0% discount.
Paxful. With 300+ currencies to trade, Paxful’s peer-to-peer platform with millions of users in Africa offers likely the best discounts for gift cards, but there are a lot of scammers (and yelling) so be careful. You may find yourself with a lot of stolen/invalid cards and trade disputes with money at risk.
LocalBitcoins. LocalBitcoins lets you buy and sell bitcoin in over 248 countries. Like Paxful, this comes with high risk and high reward. Every trade starts with a listing, similar to Craigslist, and the platform is strictly peer-to-peer.
Purse. Save 10% or more on Amazon when you pay with bitcoin, or dropship products (including gift cards) to people to earn bitcoin.
CardBazaar. An online secondhand gift card marketplace where you can buy and sell unwanted gift cards for cash or bitcoin.
Bidali. A bitcoin payment processor that competes with BitPay and offers full-priced e-codes from Amazon and other retailers.
eGifter. One of the best way to buy eGift cards quickly for friends, family and yourself without hassle. Choose from hundreds of top national brands. You can personalize your gift with an animated greeting card, photo or video greeting.

3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards

Survey Junkie. offers a massive inventory of paid surveys. Each survey is assigned a point value (most between 100-200 points) and estimated completion time. Once you accrue 1,000 points (around $10) you can cash out with a gift card.
Beer Money on Reddit. This a Reddit group dedicated to making some cash on the side. Don’t know much about it.
PointClub Surveys. You can earn points for completing paid online surveys. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for cash or the gift card of your choice. Gift cards can either be digital or real cards sent to you. It's that easy!
OpinionOutpost. You can earn cash and rewards for the time you spend taking online surveys with points you can redeem for cash or gift vouchers to popular brands.

4. Buy directly with people online

Reddit. Reddit is used by a ton of gift card traders, but you have to be familiar with the platform and have some karma on there before using it seriously. Otherwise, your listings will just get filtered out by their algorithms. If you go in there moving quickly without reading their rules carefully you will likely get banned.

5. Buy directly from people offline

Craigslist. As you probably know, you can get anything on Craigslist. But like Paxful and LocalBitcoins, it requires a lot of negotiating and there are scammers galore. The only deals worth doing are small volume with trusted local partners.
Facebook Marketplace. Although this wouldn’t be my first choice due to the randomness, there are a lot of gift cards on Facebook Marketplace—a growing platform.
eBay. Older than time itself, eBay earns millions of dollars a day in gift card volume. They are fairly warm to buying and selling physical gift cards but they are cracking down on e-codes. The downsides here are shipping costs and eBay/PayPal fees which add up to over 10%. There are also a lot of international buyers on eBay taking advantage of currency exchanges, which inflates prices of gift cards above their face value. It’s an expensive place to find gift cards—but always there.

6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon

Amazon is unique in a lot of ways. One way in particular is that they let you buy other brands of physical gift cards with your Amazon credit balance—such as Nordstrom, Southwest, Nike, Starbucks, Google Play, iTunes, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sephora, and dozens more.
This opens the door for people to buy gift cards on Amazon and then sell them to CardCash, CardPool, Raise, Paxful, Reddit, LocalBitcoins, Redeeem, etc. The risk, believe it or not, is that Amazon loves shutting down people’s accounts with gift card balances frozen inside. So don't let your balances get too high and try to mimic normal behavior that doesn’t make you look like a large dropshipping business (e.g. ship to yourself, buy other products too, have a real phone number and billing address on file, etc). There are also hard quantity limits on how many gift cards you can buy for each SKU on Amazon.
Your profit margin will depend on how you get Amazon credits, your ability to keep your Amazon accounts in good health, and the rate at which you sell your cards to gift card marketplaces (some let you choose your own rate, others have fixed rates), and the speed and method you want to get paid (check, ACH, bitcoin, PayPal, etc).

7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon

CardCash Amazon Exchange. This is a cool resource that CardCash built alongside Amazon to allow customers to swap out other national brands for Amazon e-codes for a small fee. The rates are comparable to what they have on the main CardCash website and the e-codes are delivered within 24 hours. It’s a cool way to jump from one brand to another if you want Amazon gift cards in particular and have another.

8. Buy gift cards from retail stores

Retail Stores. There are hundreds of physical retail store locations where you can buy physical gift cards in person (the link points to Amazon retail locations). You pay full retail price but it’s fast, safe and reliable—and you can earn 3-5% cash back with certain credit cards like Amazon Prime card.

9. Earn gift cards for online work

Mechanical Turks. Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs. This will require a lot of work, but you can get paid in Amazon gift cards.
Swagbucks. You can redeem a Amazon Gift Cards by using the Swagbucks you earn through playing, searching, discovering, answering, watching or shopping on websites that are trying to sell you things. Not very profitable but can be fun.

10. Daily deals websites

Groupon. Although not as popular as when it first launched in 2009, Groupon is still used by millions of people to get discounts on stores, experiences and even gift cards like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. There is also a gift certificate category that has similar offers (sorry, we couldn’t find anything similar on Living Social).
Amazon Daily Deals. Amazon has daily deals on many categories of products as high as 20% discount. On some occasions they will slash prices on gift cards. Amazon Treasure Truck. Amazon has a Treasure Truck that they drive around many of their Whole Foods locations they use to promote Amazon Video shows and offer 10% discount deals on food, clothing and tech.
Gift Simple app, good reviews, worth a try. The discounts aren’t very spectacular, but they claim to have fast gift card delivery.
Nimble Commerce. Not sure how long they’ll be around, but worth a shot.

Bonus Knowledge

On the back of your gift cards, check all the stores where that brand is accepted. For example, gift cards for Gap also work at Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piper Lime. Walmart gift cards work at Sam’s Club, Amazon gift cards work at Whole Foods, and Albertsons gift cards work at Safeway, Vons and a dozen other grocery store chains in the same family. Make sure you know these sister-company store policies before you buy a brand.
One limitation you may find with many stores like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy is that they have per-product purchase limits. Obviously you can create new accounts or ask friends and family to buy products for you, but some products have gift cards under many different SKU numbers—like a Christmas and Birthday version. There are also limits set for each of these individual items, not the gift card category as a whole.
Finally, based on the U.S. government regulations, the maximum amount of gift cards that can be purchased in a 24 hour period by a single person $10,000. So please keep this in mind when you are out there shopping.
Good luck, be honest, and happy trading!
Bonus Resources
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2080 Super value / Other options

Alright, so I've been working on a new build, and in researching GPU's recently, I found something a bit odd. The 2080 Super, to me, looks like a perfect middle ground between mid-range cards and the 2080 ti, which is still a ridiculously bad value that I can't see it as a worthwhile investment. However, the 2080 Super seems to be getting a ton of hate from reviewers and I don't get it. Sure, it's only marginally better than the 1080 ti that launched at the same price, and barely an improvement on the original 2080, so I can see why it's a disappointing upgrade from either of those cards. But why should that justify the stupidly expensive upgrade to a 2080 ti? There's gotta be something that I'm missing here- The reason I ask is on my build, the trade off is between either a 2080 Supe 2080 ti and the monitor, I can never find a good balance between the two. Here's the current outline (suggestions would be greatly appreciated)
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $729.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case $92.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $96.98 @ Newegg
Monitor LG 34GK950F-B 34.0" 3440x1440 144 Hz Monitor $865.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3038.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $3018.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-30 22:12 EDT-0400
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Noob Troubles with Kraken Leveraging

Hello. Noob here.
I am experimenting with shorting and longing on Kraken. Here’s the scenario.
I watched this Kraken video on margin trading.
I then placed a 5:1 long position of 1 BTC @ $8217.90. I entered 1 BTC in the data field, assuming that I would be trading with 5. When BTC hit $8230.80, I closed the trade. I was expecting to receive the listed profit ($12.90) from the Kraken site x 5 minus the related fees. Instead, I only received the 1 x $12.90 (no 5x leverage).
I don’t think I opened or closed the order improperly. I fear that my mistake was that I only entered 1 BTC into the order request. Should I have entered 5 BTC with a Leverage of 5 which would result in only 1 of my BTC being held as collateral? Is THAT what I did wrong?
You may not be able to help me, and I have placed a help ticket into Kraken, but it may take a long time to hear back. Meanwhile, I have searched online, watched lots of videos, and cannot determine where I went wrong. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks kindly! :)
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Something is very wrong with Kraken - BEWARE !! - It seems they are taking advantage of people!

Last year, the website became completely unresponsive during a major Eth move, and I was unable to set a stop. I lost a ridiculous amount of money. I decided not to pursue legal action purely due to added costs, that I did not have available at the time. It was a margin trade. The way they handled my case was pretty simple. They worked around me until the legal time frame to serve them a legal notice expired, as per Terms and Conditions. Now, I know that.
I bought myself a huge pacifier and sucked on it for ages.
A year later I decide to liquidate some Eth I still had somewhere else. A simple liquidation at market price, no fancy nothing - doesn't work !!
Limit orders? Don't register either.
Throughout these past 4 hours, I have only managed to go through one trade. But the books are happily rolling. Same as when the website froze on me for about 2 hours while major dumpage was happening last year - books just kept going fine.
HOW is it possible for me to try for 3 or 4 hours CONSTANTLY and just get 1 trade in - but service is declared to be up and running without incidents? - No incidents reported - Everything up and working 100%, they say. API and Web Interface 100% working. I just posted clear evidence stating the contrary.
How is this possible?
It is now perfectly clear that Kraken is not transparent. No matter how many Mt.Gox cases they are handling. There are clearly privileged whales with (I'm sure) special privileged API's and accounts. Then, general users are throttled, if not manipulated into losses. Trade-bots have preference or hogging? I don't know, what I do know, is something is clearly not right here.
It seems as if Kraken are indirectly stealing from the hands of lower income folk, who do not have the legal, technical or funds weight to be treated equally.
Support? A joke. If it were any slower, they would break world records.
I am now compiling screenshots and screen recordings. All I wanted was to sell now, and they are simply not letting me.
Thumbs down Kraken.
EDIT: I have now a perfectly recorded a real-time video of all my claims above
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Not Understanding How to Short On Kraken

hello all,
i am having a heck of a time trying to understand how shorting works on Kraken.
please do not comment on your opinion about kraken, the exchange. i am personally only interested in the mechanics of how it works.
my question does not imply i will be using or margin trading at all.
i only want to understand in exact detail the process as kraken is the ONLY exchange i am aware of that even allows this process.
can anyone help me understand what is going on and how to actually trade a short position?
i saw their video that does more to confuse than clarify.
lets start with an example.
if i have in my kraken account $1,000 USD. let's say bitcoin is at $10,000 USD.
i expect it to go to $9,000 USD.
if i understand correctly, if i want to short it, then i need to borrow the bitcoin and sell it at $10,000, and then buy it back if it hits my lower target.
but here is where i start to get very confused.
lets say i have no bitcoin and only usd in my account. so to short, i place a sell order for .1 bitcoin ($1,000 USD) at 2x leverage
what does this actually mean?
i understand that i will be borrowing the full .1 bitcoin to be able to sell it, but what does the leverage imply at that moment?
and how do i close the position?
i would have to buy back the bitcoin, but do i have to buy back at the same 2x leverage level?
what happens and how does that affect my example if i choose a different leverage amount?
i am hoping someone can break down my example with how everything affects the numbers at specific moments during the trade.
this is all so very confusing and much more so than i think it needs to be.
really hoping someone can help me clarify whats actually going on.
i appreciate it.
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[Guide] How to start using Bitcoins

Introductory video
In the past few weeks, interest in the online cryptocurrency called Bitcoin has increased dramatically, largely due to its rapidly rising price. While it is relatively simple to use once everything is understood, the initial set-up is admittedly daunting and fairly complex. Given that Bitcoin is remarkably useful as an online transaction tool, I hope to clear up some misunderstandings and outline how to quickly and safely start trading with Bitcoins.
How do Bitcoins help me?
Before explaining how to get started, I’ll briefly summarize why Bitcoin is so attractive for traders:
Alright, cool. I’m on board. So what do I do now?
If you’ve decided to buy Bitcoins, the first step is to choose a wallet. A number of options are available, each with their own advantages. I personally recommend’s wallet, since is easy to create and for the most part hassle-free, while also providing additional security and advanced use features. If you intend to store a large quantity of Bitcoins, however, it may not be ideal for you. If you live in the United States, Coinbase may be your best bet--though you'll need to provide personal information in order to fully utilize its features.
Note that if you are buying a significant amount of Bitcoin, you should not use an online wallet: look into downloading a desktop wallet client to store your bitcoins. They are much more difficult to set up safely, but are the most secure storage method if the proper steps are taken.
Now that I have a wallet, how do I buy Bitcoins?
Unfortunately, here’s where things get a tad complicated, and many people shy away after experiencing difficulties. The primary reason why it is hard to buy is that it is almost impossible to buy Bitcoins using credit cards, PayPal, or any other method that can be charged back. In addition, nearly all exchanges and vendors require some form of identity verification prior to selling; depending on the website, this process may take up to several days. If you anticipate that you will need Bitcoins for a trade in the future, start buying them in advance! Below are a few of the more popular sites to buy Bitcoins internationally; please keep in mind that they all have different verification and funding processes, so you should research which one best meets your needs.
Finally bought my Bitcoins! How do I spend them?
Once you have your wallet set up, but you want to transfer your Bitcoins to another account, simply ask the other person for their Bitcoin Address (it should look like a string of random characters; here is mine, for example: 1GEKaHGoauYSoEHzGj3TRL9tFqrtNA9oUt). The Bitcoins should arrive in the new wallet immediately; as the seller, however, it is important to remember to check that the transaction was confirmed on (a transaction that can still be reversed will say "Unconfirmed Transaction!" in red).
Of course, use a middleman when buying or selling virtual items for Bitcoins. There is no dispute process: once you send the Bitcoins, they are gone. There is an escrow (middleman) service called BTCrow, which could be cool if someone wants to experiment with it, but I have personally never tried it, and cannot recommend it as I do not know how their dispute process works.
Closing notes:
There's quite a bit more information out there, and I highly recommend researching extensively before committing any money to something this new and potentially unstable.
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Margin trading returns on Kraken on 18:00 UTC 25-01-2017 and free trading continues through January 31

From our latest blog post (also going out via email to all clients):
Kraken will re-enable the ability to open new long and short margin positions at 18:00 UTC on Thursday January 25 (10am PT). This means that clients can once again use leverage to amplify trading profits and gain in both up and down markets. Kraken temporarily disabled the creation of new margin positions as a precaution following a major system upgrade that was completed on January 13 2018. The system upgrade included a new and more scalable trade engine. Note that margin will only be re-enabled for areas it was recently available prior to the system upgrade (as of January 10th).
Margin trading works exactly as it did before, only with the system upgrade the experience will now be even smoother. Clients unfamiliar with margin trading who want to get started can begin with our video tutorial and check out our support center for more detailed information on margin trading.
Also, free trading and reduced margin fees continue until January 31!
Please follow our status page, Twitter and blog for updates:
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Subreddit Stats: ethtrader top posts from 2016-03-23 to 2017-03-23 07:05 PDT

Period: 364.61 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 56097
Rate (per day) 2.74 152.85
Unique Redditors 394 3829
Combined Score 75281 255219

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 2341 points, 31 submissions: twigwam
    1. Coinbase granted N.Y. approval to offer Ether trades (199 points, 48 comments)
    2. Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What'€™s True Today and Tomorrow [Wired] (147 points, 17 comments)
    3. [CNBC] Alternative cryptocurrency Ether has done something only Bitcoin has manage to do (143 points, 27 comments)
    4. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper (124 points, 17 comments)
    5. To be clear, the proposed 'hard fork' will NOT roll any "blocks back, or to undo any transactions that have nothing to do with the DAO." (121 points, 47 comments)
    6. Business Giants to Announce Creation of a Computing System Based on Ethereum [New York Times] (114 points, 41 comments)
    7. Ethereum Price Rises as Corporations Move In (97 points, 18 comments)
    8. The Birth of Enterprise Ethereum in 2017 (86 points, 44 comments)
    9. Meanwhile in r / Economics :) ... (84 points, 15 comments)
    10. Microsoft, Big Banks Unite to form Massive Ethereum Consortium - Investopedia (83 points, 0 comments)
  2. 1916 points, 26 submissions: Mr_Yukon_C
    1. Me watching the ETH price rebound today! (203 points, 27 comments)
    2. Is it time for this yet? LOL (184 points, 22 comments)
    3. Vitalik on PoS/Casper -- "our current actually going quite well." (122 points, 23 comments)
    4. Vitalik addresses Vlad's tweet about reducing the block reward by a factor of 4 (114 points, 28 comments)
    5. Devcon3: venue will be in Cancun in November! (81 points, 36 comments)
    6. MarketWatch - Bitcoin rival Ethereum is making a comeback (81 points, 14 comments)
    7. Daily Discussion thread is starting to get a little out of hand and unprofessional... (73 points, 35 comments)
    8. Ethereum hashrate back at all time highs -- a good leading indicator of strength and confidence. (73 points, 43 comments)
    9. Must be getting close to the bottom -- extreme negative sentiment. (71 points, 105 comments)
    10. In case you missed it--we now have 9,000+ subscribers! (70 points, 8 comments)
  3. 1655 points, 20 submissions: -bawb405-
    1. AlphaBay Market adding Ethereum for payments (159 points, 37 comments)
    2. $20 felt good, but we're still in early adoption by a long shot (122 points, 143 comments)
    3. Tools and technologies in the Ethereum ecosystem (117 points, 7 comments)
    4. If it's anything like last year, remember to be thoughtful and helpful to noobs (110 points, 36 comments)
    5. Remember to be thoughtful and helpful to noobs (108 points, 25 comments)
    6. Enterprise Ethereum (includes JP Morgan, CME Group, BNY Mellon, Banco Santander, Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco, Wipro and British Petroleum) is "looking to build scalable, secure implementations of the private ethereum blockchain with an eye to also help improve the public version of the technology" (101 points, 20 comments)
    7. Been posting on this community for a year+. Bought my first Ledger S Nano this week. Why the hell didn't I do this earlier? This is the simplest way to cold store ETH with total peace of mind that I've seen. I feel dumb for not doing it earlier. (97 points, 109 comments)
    8. Ethereum a Viable Alternative to Bitcoin as a Payment Network (94 points, 18 comments)
    9. Finally, fucking finally, I can instant purchase ETH! Thank you Coinbase! (88 points, 29 comments)
    10. United Nation's World Food Programme is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance to the world’s hungriest families (83 points, 6 comments)
  4. 1472 points, 19 submissions: Nooku
    1. A hard fork is the best thing for the Ethereum network; credibility and ideology is bullshit. Ethereum simply has to execute programs, the rest comes later. (234 points, 326 comments)
    2. How it is to be an early adoptor (173 points, 41 comments)
    3. We were not joking. (92 points, 10 comments)
    4. Thank you MEW ( MyEtherWallet ) (89 points, 32 comments)
    5. The #2 reason to be invested in Ethereum (87 points, 26 comments)
    6. Which burden do you want to carry: Going to PoS with an anti-Ethereum hacker holding (1)5 % of the Ethers? Or having an anti-principle fork in the history of the network which prevented exactly that? (81 points, 95 comments)
    7. A new Bitcoin crisis: Bitcoin is suffering from a brain drain, accelerating Ethereum's brain gain (71 points, 22 comments)
    8. The truth about Ethereum (71 points, 25 comments)
    9. ETH keeps dropping so let's see who the winners are (68 points, 71 comments)
    10. PSA: Today, ETC has reached its all-time low against ETH. Don't forget to secure your dividends. (64 points, 69 comments)
  5. 1456 points, 20 submissions: econoar
    1. Santander Vies to Become First Bank to Issue Cash on Blockchain using Public Ethereum Chain (175 points, 68 comments)
    2. DAO hard fork proposal by Gavin Wood (121 points, 76 comments)
    3. DAO rescue hotfix (soft fork) released. (121 points, 67 comments)
    4. Coinbase VP Tells Forbes that Ethereum will be available for purchase on its retail site this month. (117 points, 46 comments)
    5. Never forget (79 points, 28 comments)
    6. RBS testing Ethereum as a Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, willing to use public chain if transaction speeds and some other criteria are met (77 points, 13 comments)
    7. 50% of today's ETH volume is on fiat pairs. Keep it up! (75 points, 5 comments)
    8. Ethpool and Ethermine voting for soft fork is live (68 points, 59 comments)
    9. JP Morgan looking to use Ethereum for data privacy (66 points, 3 comments)
    10. Fortune: Why J.P. Morgan Chase Is Building a Blockchain on Ethereum (64 points, 18 comments)
  6. 1448 points, 19 submissions: hodlor
    1. Petition Steam to accept Ether as payment! (228 points, 42 comments)
    2. Don't troll bitcoinmarkets (135 points, 39 comments)
    3. Light client syncs in 3 minutes, uses 30MB. (123 points, 44 comments)
    4. Ethereum is not an altcoin. (104 points, 49 comments)
    5. Ethereum kills two birds with one stone using Raiden: Anonymizing with Microtransactions (87 points, 33 comments)
    6. Why I just went 20% into DigixDAO (72 points, 181 comments)
    7. A blast from the past (70 points, 27 comments)
    8. I changed my mind about EtherDelta. I am impressed now. (70 points, 20 comments)
    9. Explain the Hardfork like I'm a one-legged pirate being chased by an English frigate (69 points, 16 comments)
    10. Ethereum is the most resilient thing I've ever seen. (62 points, 30 comments)
  7. 1360 points, 21 submissions: sandakersmann
    1. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: "I am working 100% on ETH." (161 points, 21 comments)
    2. The 1 Reason Why These Entrepreneurs Are All In on Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin’s Competitor (93 points, 11 comments)
    3. Gavin Andresen: "Ethereum has more nodes today than Bitcoin. Prediction: it's lead will grow even as its blockchain size exceeds bitcoin's." (85 points, 22 comments)
    4. Geth 1.4.12: From Shanghai With Love, hotfix for recent DoS issues. Please update! (81 points, 13 comments)
    5. I'm anti-HF, but now I run a node supporting the HF (80 points, 31 comments)
    6. Ethereum Surpasses All-Time High, Reaches $2 Billion Market Cap (66 points, 5 comments)
    7. New Blog post: An Update on Integrating Zcash on Ethereum (ZoE) (63 points, 14 comments)
    8. Transaction spam attack: Next Steps - Ethereum Blog (59 points, 4 comments)
    9. Announcing Parity 1.5: Multisig wallets, contract deployment, auto-updating, PoA/dev chains, badges & more (58 points, 11 comments)
    10. Vitalik Buterin: DAO Lessons, Casper and Blockchain Interoperability (Episode 171) (58 points, 2 comments)
  8. 1203 points, 19 submissions: Jackieknows
    1. Time for another Week in Ethereum News - Evan Van Ness (120 points, 8 comments)
    2. Vitalik Buterin: State clearing 100% complete. (105 points, 10 comments)
    3. Erik Voorhees on Twitter: I'm finding myself holding some extra ETH to use as payments, since Bitcoin is becoming too expensive/delayed (83 points, 33 comments)
    4. Ethereum ETF will be next (79 points, 54 comments)
    5. NY regulator approves Winklevoss bid to trade digital currency ether (79 points, 18 comments)
    6. "ETHEREUM: THE WORLD COMPUTER" Release: DEC. 16, 2016 (72 points, 13 comments)
    7. The Week in Ethereum - Evan Van Ness (65 points, 16 comments)
    8. Week in Ethereum -Evan Van Ness (65 points, 8 comments)
    9. This Week in Ethereum - Evan Van Ness (63 points, 7 comments)
    10. Kraken adds support for the Ethereum Standard DAO Framework (59 points, 4 comments)
  9. 1078 points, 12 submissions: heliumcraft
    1. Vitalik Buterin: Casper PoC3 backbone simulations: 3s block time, 1.25s avg latency + 2s avg clock offset: 1% stale rate (184 points, 44 comments)
    2. twitter: "There are more devs working on Ethereum & its ecosystem than Bitcoin. Discuss." (138 points, 24 comments)
    3. MetaMask public developer beta begins! Extension turns Chrome into an Ethereum Web3 browser! (132 points, 18 comments)
    4. Welcome to EthTrader ! (115 points, 13 comments)
    5. twitter: "Back when the price of ETH was $4 It was stated the Ethereum foundation had enough money for 4 years of operations. It's $40 now. (106 points, 20 comments)
    6. Reminder: There is a ethtrader telegram channel (78 points, 26 comments)
    7. Jack Peterson: "if anyone's curious why REP and ETH prices are tanking today, some shithead hacked Bob Shen and dumped his ETH+REP" (77 points, 71 comments)
    8. Light Client ready to test later this week (64 points, 14 comments)
    9. Light Client ready to test later this week (53 points, 0 comments)
    10. Status - a mobile Browser & Messenger for Ethereum (45 points, 8 comments)
  10. 1063 points, 18 submissions: BeerBellyFatAss
    1. This video should be stickied on Ethtrader as it gives new investors/traders a synopsis of what Ethereum is about. Upvote or downvote if you agree/disagree. (113 points, 11 comments)
    2. New to Ethereum - Please check out this 20 Min TED Talk - a high level overview by Don Tapscott: How the blockchain is changing money and business (79 points, 3 comments)
    3. Big Business Giants From Microsoft to J.P. Morgan Are Getting Behind Ethereum (68 points, 0 comments)
    4. Digital Currencies Show Potential To Be New Asset Class As Demand For Bitcoin Rival Ethereum Rises (68 points, 21 comments)
    5. Ethereum Research Update (59 points, 2 comments)
    6. Tech Giant Siemens is Now Working on Blockchain Microgrids with LO3-Ethereum (59 points, 10 comments)
    7. JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance (58 points, 3 comments)
    8. New to Ethereum? - I believe this is one of the best (high level) speeches that best describes Ethereum and blockchain in general. (55 points, 4 comments)
    9. Proof of Work Flaws: Ethereum Lays Out Proof of Stake Philosophy (55 points, 5 comments)
    10. Ethereum's Amazing Day Is Somehow A "Painful Lesson"? (54 points, 19 comments)

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  21. Empiricalgamer (1432 points, 315 comments)
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Bitcoin & Altcoin Trading Talk 15 - Discussing recent price action (Video)

Hey all, last night marked our 15th podcast with Brian Beamish aka The Rational Investor.
Last night we focused solely on discussing Bitcoin's latest run up with technical analysis and theories in terms of the recent price action.
Video: Bitcoin & Altcoin Trading Talk 15
Feedback is definitely appreciated, and thanks for watching.
As a side note, Kraken spot trading was just introduced on Coinigy, and we are hard at work on including margin trading on the exchanges that support it. Stay tuned!
William @ Coinigy
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Kraken is more than just a Bitcoin trading platform. Come see why our cryptocurrency exchange is the best place to buy, sell, trade and learn about crypto. ... You can also take advantage of our advanced features, like margin and futures trading, so you can do more with less, leveraging the power of your portfolio. · Video: Europe Is Bursting The Bitcoin Bubble? Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Back Up With Margin Trading. Thankfully, Kraken is now saying that everything is back to normal. Through a blog post, the company announced the other day. Above all, this gives clients hope. What is more is that the company offers clients incentives. Both margin and futures allow you to go short or long on cryptocurrency. Margin trading allows for up to 5x leverage. You are trading on the spot market. Futures trading allows for up to 50x leverage. You are buying or selling 'contracts', which mirror the spot price of the asset. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, institutions, and authorities, including Germany’s BaFin regulated Fidor Bank, Kraken is the first exchange to display its market data on the Bloomberg Terminal, pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and one of the first to offer leveraged margin trading. Bots have been trading alongside humans for many years now, and play a valuable role in adding liquidity. See this video to learn more about the history of bots on financial exchanges: Humans Need Not Apply by CGP Grey. To learn how to use your bot with Kraken, refer to our API documentation.

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This is a quick tutorial on how to use the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. It's my personal recommendation and one of the cheapest and easiest to use, with the least amount of restrictions and hassle! - Margin is the funds you have designated as available for trading. Margin is always individualised to the asset you are trading. - Notional position size is the total position size (long or short ... A quick tutorial on how to use Kraken's trading interface to trade with leverage. Kraken is a top 3 centralized cryptocurrency exchange located in the United States with 10 Trust Score. Learn how to Margin Trade Bitcoin on Kraken. Skip navigation Sign in. Search. Loading... Close. This video is unavailable. ... Margin Trading Bitcoin on Kraken Boinnex Limited. Loading... # World Wide Pump Community Start Welcome to Telegram channel, specially devoted to pumps on cryptocurrency market and the whole nine yards. We will organize pumps (and dumps ...