Project Announcement: Tortuga - Sell Digital Products for Nano
I'm very excited to announce the initial release of a small payment gateway I've been building called "Tortuga". Tortuga is the simplest implementation I could come up with to let me sell a digital product, for Nano, from my website. Sort of an "Arch Linux" approach to building a payment gateway. It's a much more lightweight alternative to self-hosted payment gateways like BTCPayServer. At the moment, Tortuga only supports Nano (via BrainBlocks), but I have plans to add support for Bitcoin Cash, Monero and Bitcoin (BTC) in the future. Unlike some other solutions, Tortuga is stand-alone. If you can host a docker container, you can run Tortuga and sell a digital product for Nano. You don't need WooCommerce, or Shopify, or any other e-commerce solution. You can just enter the details of your product (it's easy enough, more details are on the GitHub page), launch the docker container somewhere, and you are good to go. You can share a pretty URL with people, and they can buy your file for Nano.
Why Did I Build This?
Well, I wrote a book! It took me two years and a ton of research to complete. It's called "Taxation is Slavery - The Biblical Case for Libertarian Politics". I became a libertarian after setting out to write a masters thesis for Bible college on the ethics of taxation. When I started writing that thesis, I was more of a right-leaning conservative, but not a libertarian. Doing the research and reading the Bible in depth led me to conclude that anarcho-capitalism was the most biblical approach to politics. If that sounds interesting to you, I'd love for you check it out! Looking into all the libertarianism stuff is a big part of what got me into crypto. In the book, I even talk about how the spread of cryptocurrency will force many Christians to re-think their interpretation of certain Bible passages. You can download the first couple of chapters for free, or buy the whole thing at my website. It's $10 USD via Gumroad or Amazon, but if you use the "Pay with Nano" button, then you can get it for just $7 USD. Plus you get to test out the Tortuga payment gateway in the process ;) If you do bump into any bugs or issues, feel free to comment here or send me a DM and I'll try to get you sorted. Get the book here: https://beingbiblical.com/books/taxation-is-slavery
Why not use some other solution?
I desperately wanted to be able to sell my book for crypto, but I struggled to find a really good way to do it. I looked at a few custodial solutions, like Globee and CoinGate, but they left a lot to be desired. I looked at several Nano paywall solutions. Some of them were okay. I liked nanowall.link a lot. But that solution only let me redirect a buyer to a URL. I wanted a way that a buyer could pay once and then get a download link that gave them a maximum number of chances to download the file. That way, even if they share the link on a public forum somewhere, only a few people can get the download for free before it expires. In the end, I decided it was easier to build my own streamlined solution. That solution is Tortuga. You can learn more about it on the GitHub page (https://github.com/unyieldinggrace/tortuga).
List of beer money opportunities in Ireland and most countries worldwide
Here is a list of money-making websites, mobile apps and software you can use in Ireland AND most countries worldwide.
Please DO NOT create threads promoting these.
PayPal is the most common way to get paid, so if you don’t already have an account, I would advise you to create one here.
I will show my personal payment proofs, sign-up bonus, payout options followed by what you need to do to earn for every site/mobile app/software.
Note that I haven’t cashed out on all the websites I will be showing in this article yet but I'm regularly updating the list.
The list will consist of 4 parts.
Part 1: Surveys, studies, watching videos, playing games etc.
Part 2: Mobile apps only
Part 3: Passive income for Windows/Linux/Mac OS and mobile apps
Part 4: Ireland only - Surveys and Scanning groceries for cashback
Part 1: Surveys, studies, watching videos, playing games etc.
Swagbucks | Click here to get 300 SB points (3$) when signing up.Note that you need to earn 300 SB within the first 30 days of signing up to get your bonus. * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more. * Swagbucks payment proofs 1 / 2 * Answer surveys (if you don’t qualify, which they tell you when you start, you get 1 SB). * Tips to earn more: * Add the SwagButton: https://www.swagbucks.com/extension * This will allow you to get cash back for many sites you visit. 1 SB point for every dollar spent. It doesn’t sound like much but if you’re already planning on making online purchases, this is free cashback. * Go to the "Discover" section and do offers such as download/install games. This usually pays between 50 to 2000 SB (0.50$ to 20$). * Get 1000 SB for subscribing to Disney + for a year (equivalent of $10) and many more. * Offers change quite regularly and there are always enough for you to never get bored. Survey Time | https://surveytime.app/oznSr9MlC4 * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift card and Bitcoin * SurveyTime Payment proofs 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 * The average length of each survey is roughly 10 minutes and you will usually earn 1$ (sometimes 0.50$ but they inform you before). * You get paid instantly (within minutes with PayPal). OfferNation | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: $0.25 * Payout options: PayPal and Skrill * Points proof | PayPal payment proof | Email payment proof * Wide range of surveys * You might need to send a utility bill or any document with your name on it. It is to prevent fraud. I had to do that myself, I just sent them my broadband utility bill. * You get paid almost instantly as you can cash out from $1 Prolific | https://app.prolific.co/register * Payout option: PayPal * Payment proof 1 / Payment proof 2
This website is one of my favorites. You basically get random "studies" depending on the questions you pre-filled when signing up (you can change them later on at any stage).
It might help if you speak more than 1 language. I speak both English and French, so I get studies in both languages.
Some examples of studies I've done:
Decision-making in recruitment: They gave me different short CVs and I had to choose which applicants I would hire if I were a recruiter (there are no right or wrong answers, they just want to know whom I would choose depending on their degrees, experience etc.).
Food items: Type the first 10 words that come to your mind with the word "Orange" (I don't actually remember the name of the food they gave me but basically, for this one, I'd enter "Vitamin C, sun etc." for example.
Male grooming: In this one, I had to say whether I shave my body hair, which parts and whether I thought men should do it or not.
AttaPoll (Android and IOS) | https://attapoll.app/join/lygpl * Payout options: PayPal, Revolut, Ethereum * AttaPoll payment proof * Short surveys. Usually take between 1 to 10 minutes. Poll Pay(Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 0.23€ when using this code N6D2DC84BB * Payout options: PayPal, App Store/iTunes and Spotify Premium * Short surveys. Usually take between 5 to 10 minutes. Money App (Android and IOS) | http://moneyapp.org/app * Sign up bonus: 200 Credits when using this code 71YNBT * Payout option: PayPal * Surveys, installing/playing games, signing up to sites etc. CashKarma (Android and IOS) | https://cashkar.ma/nP0H05HOz8 * Sign up bonus: 300 Karma points. Go to the top right corner of the app and enter weaselbusters * Payout options: PayPal, Google Play, Xbox Live and Steam * Surveys, installing/playing, signing up to sites etc. BeMyEye(Android and IOS) | https://bemyeye.com/earn-money/ * Sign up bonus: 1€ when you enter this code j5z6pk and complete your first mission. * Payout options: PayPal and Bank transfer * This app allows you to earn money by completing missions. They include taking pictures at specific locations in your area, answering questions and following instructions given to you by the app. StreetBees(Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 1€ when you enter this code 8572TF * Payout option: PayPal * Stories (these are basically surveys, but they show as if someone was asking you questions on a messaging app) Givvy app (Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone
Sign up bonus: 130 coins
Payout options: PayPal, Revolut
Earn Givvy points by playing games (Memory cards, Tic tac toe and Calculate).
With those coins, you can either enter entries to earn between 0.25€ to 50€. Most entries cost 10 to 15 coins. Otherwise, you could keep your coins and convert them to Euro directly, but this could take longer to get big prizes.
BigCash (Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 70 coins when you enter this code nwzh7k5z after installing the app * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift card etc. * Earn points by watching videos, checking in every day, surveys etc. BuzzBreak(Android only, coming soon to IOS) | http://bit.ly/2vpqKU6 * Sign up bonus: 500 points when entering referral code B22603141 after you start using the app. * Earn cash by simply reading the news. * I would advise you to only use this if you plan on reading the news from this app. Watching videos for the purpose of earning points doesn’t seem to be worth it.
Part 3: Passive income for Windows/Linux/Mac OS and mobile apps
HoneyGain (Windows, Mac OS and Android) | Click here to sign up and claim your first $5 * Payout option: PayPal * You will need to install their software on your computer and leave it running. * What this software does is basically share some of your Internet traffic. * You have absolutely nothing to do as when you install it, it will load up as soon as your start up your computer. PacketStream (Windows, Linux and Mac OS) | Click here to sign up * Payout option: PayPal * Same concept as HoneyGain LoadTeam (Windows only) | Click here to sign up and get your first $0.20 * Payout option: PayPal * You will need to download their software on your computer and leave it running. * This app basically "harvests" your computer's idle power. * Note that your computer could run slow if you don't change the settings on their software. * Tip: I would advise to use this only if you use your computer at the same time. Leaving this particular software running for the purpose of simply earning money might not be worth it. * Once you install it, you can see how much money you could potentially make as it all depends on your computer's performance. Money SMS (Android only) | Click here to download * Sign up bonus: 0,25€ when using this code MZ2GLM24 * Payout option: PayPal * Money SMS payment proof * App to download on your mobile where you receive up to 2 texts per day. You will earn 0.02€ per text. * These are very random texts and you don't need to read them. There are days I don't receive any texts at all and times I receive 2 texts at a time every day. * It's totally passive as you only need to download the app and wait. McMoney(Android only) | From your mobile phone, go to https://mcmoneyapp.com/ Click on Download APK and install the app. * Sign up bonus: $0,25 when using this code V6TM2KP5 * Payout option: PayPal * Same concept as Money SMS * They pay $0.05 per text (twice more than Money SMS but I personally run both on my mobile). eBesucher (Windows, Linux and Mac OS) | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal and bank transfer * Autosurf that launches random advertised websites on your browser. You can also earn points by reading emails they send you but then it wouldn't be a passive income. I personally just let the Autosurf running. * The main purpose of an Autosurf is for new websites to bring traffic. * You will need to download their software on your computer and leave it running. * Simply hit "Start" once the software is installed.
Part 4: Ireland only - Surveys and Scanning groceries for cashback
[META-Resource] Compilation of the creative works we see in Mr. Robot
Last updated 09/03/2019 09:50 This post is a subreddit cumulative effort! A list of all Redditors (so far) are at the bottom of the post. I thought maybe we could compile a list of all of the art, literature, music, movies, etc. that we see in Mr. Robot. Who knows, it may help with understanding, theorizing, and our enjoyment of an already enjoyable show. I will add to this list based on the comments to the post.
Reddit - “I’m a huge Redditor...I remember being a little bummed out during the second season, that everybody figured out the big reveal, but at the same time, it just made me realize that wow, we have a really strong fanbase that’s really going to break it down and make the effort to really try and understand the show...We were also not hiding it necessarily. We were foreshadowing a lot of that.” - Sam Esmail quote
Introducing NanoVault, an open source wallet for Nano
Hello /nanocurrency, my name is Andrew and over the last few months I have been building and fine tuning my open source wallet, NanoVault, which after extensive testing from the community is now ready for public usage! It aims to make Nano dead-simple to use and is available on your desktop (Windows/Mac/Linux) or on the web at nanovault.io
Late last year I heard about Nano (Then RaiBlocks) and was drawn in to investigate further by its incredible claims to solve many of the potential problems we see in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. After reading the white paper and witnessing the strength of the community I decided to invest and quickly became an advocate to all of my crypto friends. I loved that Nano could deliver on all of its promises, but thought the original wallets weren’t quite doing justice to the technology. So I set out to create my own version of the wallet that was simple, easy, and safe to use. It started as a simple wallet that used your local node, and through lots of feedback and testing from community members, evolved into the more fully featured client side wallet that is ready for everyone to use today.
What is NanoVault?
NanoVault is an open source wallet application for Nano which makes it quick and intuitive to use, while remaining as secure as possible. It is fully client-side signing which means your seed and private keys are generated in your browser and transactions are signed locally. None of your sensitive wallet data is ever sent across your network or stored on any server in any format (Encrypted or otherwise).
Some of the main features
Available everywhere with no sign up or email required - use the native desktop wallet on your Windows/Mac/Linux, or use the web wallet from any device at any time.
Security focused: All of the handling of sensitive information happens locally in your browser only and even that data is encrypted when the wallet is locked. (So there is no need for server-based authentication measures such as 2FA)
Store labels for your own accounts and others in the address book, which is fully integrated for easy usage into every part of the wallet.
Track the balance of your accounts in your local currency/Bitcoin (Or hide it and only show Nano)
Use your client side GPU or CPU to compute Proof of Work, or use our blazing fast GPU cloud server to show off the true speed of Nano.
Easily and safely export your wallet to your other devices using a QR code, link, or file that is encrypted by your wallet password.
Fully configure how the wallet operates - change the display denomination, wipe your data on every usage (Like MyEtherWallet), automatically lock the wallet on close and after inactivity and more.
Plus more to come - new features are being added based on all of the feedback provided by users of the community.
Create a new wallet or import your seed from any existing Nano wallet Make 100% sure to save your seed, it is the master key to your accounts, and the only way to recover your wallet
Set a password for your wallet. This is used to encrypt your sensitive information, and is used to unlock the wallet. (While the wallet is locked, new blocks cannot be signed so sending, receiving, creating accounts, etc is disabled)
You are now ready to send and receive Nano with your accounts!
How does it work?
How is data stored?
By default, your wallet data is stored in your browsers local storage, encrypted by the password you set on your wallet (If desired, you can change the application settings to never store any wallet data). Other data related to the application, such as your settings and address book are also stored in your local storage. They can be cleared completely using the application settings page if needed. No data at all is ever stored on a server, and only public Nano network transaction information is ever sent across the network.
We have a list of things we are looking at adding in the very near future which you can see on the NanoVault Road Map. What ends up being focused on first will be highly driven by what the community requests, so make your opinion heard! Join us on Discord, keep up to date on Twitter, or submit any bugs or feature requests on GitHub.
Our NanoVault Representative
In an attempt to help decentralize the network, I have also made our node available as a representative. The node is hosted on Amazon AWS and has proven incredibly reliable, even through all of the best stress tests we have undertaken so far. If you have not changed your representative yet, consider using ours at: xrb_3rw4un6ys57hrb39sy1qx8qy5wukst1iiponztrz9qiz6qqa55kxzx4491or
Thank you to the many people in this amazing Nano community who have helped me test the application and improve its features to gear it up for this public launch. It has been incredibly helpful, and I have no doubt that it is only the beginning for both NanoVault and the Nano community at large!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them below or in our Discord server, and I will do my best to respond. You can also find me in the Nano Discord servers @Cronoh - Thanks everyone!
Hey guys! I'm fairly new to this sub and to having a home lab in general and I found this community to be so kind and helping, I wanted to give back what I've learned. I'm seeing a lot of questions asked around on improvements and on what to do with x extra hardware so I thought it would be nice to have a thread to regroup that.
I'll put here some stuff I gathered and the most common questions I've seen, feel free to contribute and i'll update the post along.
oVirt -> Viurtualization
Hurrcane Electric DNS -> Dynamic DNS
No-IP -> DynamicDNS
SpiceWorks -> Misc
ERPXE -> Backup
Homelab Dashboard Posts about dashboards have been growing lately and here are some of the best that were kind enough to provide us with their sources.
Pi-hole Prevents ads from even reaching you by blocking dns queries. Works as a relay between your isp's dns server (or whichever you choose). Can also work as a local dns.
RetroPie From their website: The RetroPie Project is a collection of works that all have the overall goal to turn the Raspberry Pi into a dedicated retro-gaming console.
raspnode Tutorials for installing cryptocurrency nodes on a Raspberry Pi. Participate in the Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum network. Full nodes, SPV wallets, cold storage, offline transaction signing.
flightradar24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real-time info about thousands of aircraft around the world.
The Plane Finder is the easiest and most accurate way to share your ADS-B and MLAT data with us.
PiAware is the world's largest flight tracking data company and provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service companies as well as over 12,000,000 passengers with global flight tracking solutions.
CouchPotato is an wesome PVR for usenet and torrents. Just fill in what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your "want to watch"-list. Every day it will search through multiple NZBs & Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match. If available, it will download it using your favorite download software.
SickBeard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them.
SickRage Automatic Video Library Manager for TV Shows. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows, and when they are posted it does its magic.
FlexGet is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, nzbs, podcasts, comics, series, movies, etc.
sabnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can.
nzbget is a binary downloader, which downloads files from Usenet based on information given in nzb-files.
headphones is an automated music downloader for NZB and Torrent, written in Python. It supports SABnzbd, NZBget, Transmission, µTorrent and Blackhole.
= Virtualization =
XenServer is an open source project and community managed by Citrix. The project develops open source software for securely running multiple operating systems and applications on a single device, enabling hardware consolidation and automation to reduce costs and simplify IT management of servers and applications.
Proxmox is a complete open source server virtualization management software. It is based on KVM virtualization and container-based virtualization and manages KVM virtual machines, Linux containers (LXC), storage, virtualized networks, and HA clusters.
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.
SmartOS is a hypervisor lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it.
KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
oVirt is free, open-source virtualization management platform. It was founded by Red Hat as a community project on which Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is based.
= Monitoring =
Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.
OMD avoids the tedious work of manually compiling and integrating Nagios addons while at the same time avoiding the problems of pre-packaged installations coming with your Linux distribution
Pandorafms is the most flexible monitoring software in the market. With a single tool, Pandora FMS can monitor everything: infrastructure, applications, services, and business progress.
PRTG Monitoring is a network monitoring software that is powerful and easy to use. Free for 100 sensors.
Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.
Observium is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems.
LibreNMS is a fully featured network monitoring system that provides a wealth of features and device support.
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality.
Munin surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in graphs through a web interface.
ZenOSS is an award winning, open source monitoring product that automatically discovers resources, without the use of agents, and provides visibility across all aspects of your IT environment whether physical, virtual or in the cloud.
AlienVault OSSIM is an open source security information and event management system. OSSIM combines Snort, OpenVAS, Nagios, OSSEC, and other tools into a single portal with log collection and correlation.
Graylog Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
= Media Center =
Plex organizes your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens.
Kodi, if a free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.
Emby brings all of your home videos, music, and photos together into one place.
OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more.
PlexPy is a tool to easily monitor and receive notify playback events from Plex.
MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.
= Remote access =
Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP.
Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. mRemoteNG adds bug fixes and new features to mRemote.
= VOIP =
Elastix is an Open Source Software to establish Unified Communications. About this concept, Elastix goal is to incorporate all the communication alternatives, available at an enterprise level, into a unique solution.
Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server.
FreePBX is a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX)
= Networking =
pfSense is an open-source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD.
Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license.
SophosUTM Complete Unified Threat Management protection for your network, web, email, applications, and users.
SohposXG is a fully equipped software version of the Sophos XG firewall, available at no cost for home users.
feeloadbalancer is offering the Free LoadMaster to help small companies and developers by providing them with a robust and proven load balancing option.
NetWorx is a simple and free, yet powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth consumption situation.
VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta, a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality.
freeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments.
Metiix Blockade Network-Wide Malware, Tracking, & Ad Blocking (Can also run on Raspbian)
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange.
Smoothwall is a Free and Open Source firewall that includes its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system and an easy-to-use web interface.
ClearOS is an operating system for your Server, Network, and Gateway systems. It is designed for homes, small to medium businesses, and distributed environments. ClearOS is commonly known as the Next Generation Small Business Server, while including indispensable Gateway and Networking functionality.
DriveBender is the class leading storage pooling technology for Microsoft Windows. Developed by Division-M, Drive Bender allows for file redundancy via file duplication, and unlike RAID, does not require any proprietary drive format or complicated setup. (Now free)
CloudExtender is local Windows storage, powered by the cloud... with optional, state of the art TNO (trust no one) file encryption built right in. Create a Windows drive or folder that maps directly to your favorite storage platform in minutes.
SnapRAID is a backup program for disk arrays. It stores parity information of your data and it recovers from up to six disk failures.
flexRAID is a family of storage data protection products that provide great flexibility and various innovations. The current product line includes: RAID over File System (RAID-F) Transparent RAID (tRAID).
freeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network.
Rockstor is a free and open source NAS(Network Attached Storage) solution. It's a software solution and can be installed on any hardware or a virtual machine satisfying these minimum requirements.
nas4free The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network.
Xpenology is the name of a Linux boot image, which allows to run operating system Sinology DSM on almost any hardware (not just Synology).
owncloud is a self-hosted file sync and share server.
openFiler provides a simple way to deploy and manage networked storage.
openATTIC openATTIC combines open source storage tools in such a way that their entire functionality can be managed through a central interface. Carefully matched components ensure both stability and security. Its open interface enables you to integrate openATTIC to provisioning, monitoring and backup systems.
= Cameras =
iSpy is the world’s most popular open source video surveillance application.
ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security applications.
motioneyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns your single board computer into a video surveillance system.
Blue Iris is security camera manager. It's not free (60$ for the full version) but it was highly recommended and there doesn't seem to be any comparable free alternatives.
= Documentation =
DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database.
gollum is a simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend.
BookStack is a simple, self-hosted, easy-to-use platform for organising and storing information.
phpIPAM is an open-source web IP address management application (IPAM).
Paperwork aims to be an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote ®, Microsoft OneNote ® or Google Keep ®.
afraid Free DNS Hosting, Dynamic DNS Hosting, Static DNS Hosting, subdomain and domain hosting.
No-IP's mission is to provide useful, reliable and powerful services that help home users, small and large businesses and even fortune 500 companies take control over all aspects of their DNS and domain services.
xapi-back is a simple backup tool for XenServer or XCP – xen hypervisors using xapi toolstack. xapi-back is a command line tool with simple and clear interface (command + options). Tool is written in python.
Hola Compadres! It is me u/poop_dragon here with another guide. Today I would like to run through a list of ETH exchanges. This is just Part 1 of this list, and it covers established exchanges. Soon I will post Part 2 and 3 which will go into some other types of exchanges (derivative markets, coin converters, decentralized, and foreign exchanges) Side note, I have given rating to these exchanges based on some comparisons, news, and information which I have found online. Recently, EVERY exchange has been slow/unresponsive in their customer service due to the huge influx of new users. My intention is to help educate new users about the exchanges available. I am not trying to discredit, advertise, pump up, or damage reputations. If you feel something is inaccurate, please respectfully bring it up in the comments. I will be editing as we go. Last thing of note, I have only included the lowest level trading tier to calculate trading fees, which assumes the highest rates. Most exchanges offer lower fees for bigger orders, but I have gone with the assumption that everyone here is not dropping whale amounts of cash.
00 – Concepts and Definitions
What is an Exchange? An exchange is a digital market place where you can buy or sell one kind of currency for another, whether that be digital or real (fiat) assets.
What is Fiat? Fiat currencies are national currencies which can be represented in hard cash amounts. For example, US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Japanese Yen, etc.
What are a Deposit/Withdrawal Fees? This is the price for putting currency in or taking your currency out of an exchange and your associated wallet. In the case of fiat this could be depositing or withdrawing money via bank transfer or credit card. For digital currency, the exchange may charge a fee to send your ETH, in my opinion this should be free, but they have to cover gas fees.
What is a Maker Fee? When you place an order which is not immediately matched by an existing order, that order is placed on the order book. If another customer places an order that matches yours, you are considered the maker. Maker fees are generally lower than taker fees on most exchanges.
What is a Taker Fee? When you place an order at the market price that gets filled immediately, you are considered a taker. In cases of very large orders it is possible to only pay a taker fee for a portion of your order that gets partially filled. The remainder of the order is placed on the order book and, when matched, is considered a maker order. Fees for takers are usually between .1 to .35% on most exchanges.
What are Verification Tiers? Most exchanges will not allow trading without verifying your identity in some way. This can be accomplished through your email, phone number, copies of your passport/driver’s license, bank statements, recent utility bills, etc. Exchanges then allow for higher trading limits depending on how much verifying information you provide.
What is 2FA? This is short for Two-Factor Authentication. In most cases this uses your site password (what you know) and your cellphone (what you have). When logging in you will need to confirm your log in attempt with a code sent to your cell phone. It adds an additional step to prevent someone hacking your account. In my opinion any trustworthy exchange should offer this and you should research the pros and cons of Google AuthenticatoAuthy App/SMS before using it.
What is a DDoS Attack? It stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Usually it is when a series of bots or a botnet which tries to flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system. It can cause websites to become slow or unresponsive.
01 –Digital Exchanges
Overview: The highest volume of ETH currently goes through Poloniex, undisputed leader in crypto currency trading. Its popularity comes from the fact that the exchange offers the widest selection of small and alt coin trading. Add to that minimal registration requirements and it is a recipe for lots and lots of users.
Withdrawal/Deposit Fees:No Fiat Deposit/Withdrawals. Minimum Deposit of 1 ETH in Exchange Wallet. Withdrawal fee of .005 ETH when sending to other wallets
Security: Perhaps a red flag here would be the DDoS Attacks this May. This affected Kraken as well, and a lawsuit is being filed on behalf of users who had their positions liquidated. I don’t believe there was foul play, but I won’t speculate either. Less recently, they were hacked and 97 Bitcoin were stolen in 2014. However, they returned all funds to the users, which I believes says something about their integrity.
Google Authenticator Available
‘Majority’ of Funds in cold storage
Encrypted and Stored Off-Site
$2,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
$7,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
$25,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
>$25,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
What is a KYC? It stands for Know Your Customer Documentation. This varies between exchanges. However, like most things, if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.
Customer Service: The biggest difference between Poloniex and other exchanges iswas their use of their Trollbox chat feature. However, due to the chat being used more for ignorant comments rather than help it ~is a waste of time~~ has been discontinued. A quick search for customer service reviews from Poloniex shows poor results – extremely long wait times (counted in months not days), withdrawal issues, frozen accounts without notice, and a range of other complaints. Most other exchanges have similar complaints about slow response times, so I think this is a temporary issue. In a press release it was stated their user count rose 600% since January. However, the chronic lack of communication and transparency seems to have some in the community up in arms and should be addressed.
Bottom Line: Being the biggest fish in the ocean means you constantly have a target on your back. With issues from the DDoS attacks to laggy trading service to poor customer support, it may seem that Poloniex is not worth your trust. But if you are looking to trade obscure altcoins, and do it without many verification hurdles, there really is no other marketplace. Personally I think they are trying their best and I believe they are improving when u/Mike-Poloniex says stuff like this
Overview: Based in Las Vegas, Bittrex also offers lots of altcoin pairs with no fiat support, similar to poloniex. This allows for faster verification of activating accounts and moving funds. In the past, there were criticisms of the verification process for more some altcoins: some pairs had very low liquidity while other coins were just straight up scams. Especially Deaf Coin, a LiteCoin clone that was exclusively offered through Bittrex was delisted along with 35 other scam coins in February 2015 (compared to Poloniex at 17 removed in 2014). Since then a more thorough vetting process has been applied and it now labels ‘Verified Markets’
Withdrawal/Deposit Fees:No Fiat Deposit/Withdrawals. Deposits are free and Withdrawals vary by coin to cover the gas fee
Security: Positively the team has a solid background in system security – the CEO and top developers cut their teeth at places like Blackberry, Microsoft, and Amazon working in security services. I found no reports of hacks.
Google Authenticator Available
Multi-stage wallet Majority’ of Funds in cold storage
IP Whitelisting restricts trading from new addresses
3 BTC or less daily
100 BTC or less daily
Customer Service: The Support Center pledges to answer tickets within 24 hours of submission, but between the hours of 9 to 6. Searching for reviews seems to confirm this, and very few complaints can be found. I find their FAQ, Announcements, and Online resources a little hard to navigate, but it answers almost everything.
Bottom Line: The complaints about scam coins might seem to damage Bittrex’s reputation, but my take is that no one was forcing people to trade risky assets in the first place. Perhaps it’s a bit negligent to allow trading them, but it’s the responsibility of the trader not the exchange to manage their money. Customer support and security also seems a step above the competition.
02– Fiat Exchanges - USA
Overview: Coinbase is the largest and debatably the most established name in crypto and GDAX is an exchange based on its services. While Coinbase allows users to buy ETH direct at market price through a wallet, GDAX allows limit and stop orders for the more advanced trader. Recently there have been complaints about the site going down and placed orders not going through. I think with the size and reputation to uphold, they will work quickly to fix this problem as they would like to keep their customers from going elsewhere.
Customer Service: Negative reports are abound with Coinbase, going well into last year. Like look what BTC has to say Anyways I feel that they have their work cut out for them if they want to remain a premier service and continue to expand.
Bottom Line:– Coinbase is an established and reliable exchange. It’s worth making the distinction though between Coindesk to GDAX. Transferring between the two seems like an unnecessary step that charges high fees for users not clever enough to see the difference. Fees are very high when buying at market from Coinbase, yet low on GDAX in comparison to other exchanges. Additionally, they seem to have outgrown themselves and some customers seem dissatisfied and quick to recommend their competitors. However, their service extends to a variety of countries/currencies and their mobile app puts them in front the competition. In this way, it is a superior service and is on the forefront of making crypto mainstream.
Overview: Supposedly CEO Jesse Powell was inspired by the 2011 bankruptcy of the Japanese exchange Mt. Gox. As he worked as a bankruptcy trustee of what was then the largest crypto exchange, he developed his vision for a secure, well-run exchange site. Kraken then aggressively expanded by acquiring existing companies like Coinsetter (NYC), CaVirtex (Canada), Clevercoin (Netherlands), Cryptowatch (Swiss), and Glidera (Chicago). This has helped the San Francisco based firm to lead the market in ETH to Euro and CAD trading.
Withdrawal/Deposit Fees:.005 ETH Withdrawal Fee. And they really want US customer to sign up for Synapse Pay, which can reduce your fees.
Linked Bank Account
SEPA €5-10 (€0.09 Withdrawal)
SWIFT $10 ($60 Withdrawal)
SWIFT £10 (£60 Withdrawal)
SWIFT Free ($10 Withdrawal)
No Trading Allowed
No Fiat, Unlimited Crypto
Security: Kraken was also affected by a DDoS attack in May 2017. Afterwards those who had positions liquidated were not compensated and were merely pointed towards the legal page of the website.
Google Authenticator, Master Key Available
Majority Assets in Cold Storage
PGP Encrypted Emails, Global Settings Lock
Digital Currency Insurance
Maintain Full Reserves
Customer Service: The Kraken subreddit is a bit of a ghost town, but a couple of the staff including the CEO pop in from time to time in other subreddits. Even a year ago though, there are reports that the average response time is 2 to 3 weeks. For how quickly they have grown, it seems their customer support has not kept pace.
Bottom Line: Kraken’s website is well-organized and their policies for verification, security, and support are very clear. Their fees are reasonable for depositing, withdrawing, and trading. The recent hack and complaints about service have made some doubters recently, but the exchange has maintained its status. Its added quite a few altcoins too which increases its usefulness.
Overview: This is a newer exchange started in 2015 by the Winklevoss Twins (Yes, those twins, the ones from that Facebook movie). It is registered in New York State and is FDIC Insured.
Trading Fees: There is a lot of complicated stuff written about rebates and other stuff, but basically it is this.
None - Except for ACH
Security: According to their website, security seems to be taken seriously.
Google Authenticator, Authy Available
Hot Wallet Security
Hot Wallet Hosted by Amazon Web Services
Stored in 2 tiers of cold and 'cryo' multi-sig storage
Encrypted in Transit and Stored Offline
Digital Currency Insurance
Fidelity bond by 'top-tier insurance company'
Up to $250,000 by FDIC
Customer Service: The one thing that stands out about Gemini is their customer service. Seriously reddit search this and you will see 5 recommendations for every complaint. Even with the huge influx recently, users have been praising their response time and professionalism.
Bottom Line: Before the rush of new users, I saw people criticize the liquidity of Gemini, saying that it was too small of a market compared to the larger exchanges. Now their smaller size seems to be paying off because it has helped them offer better customer service. I personally dislike their user interface (their charts are very limited), that the website is geared towards BTC, and that fiat deposit clearance times are longer (3-5 compared to 1-3 days). However, they deserve credit for running an above average exchange with a clean track record thus far.
03– Fiat Exchanges - Hong Kong
Overview: Based in Hong Kong, Bitfinex is a OG in the crypto game. In 2014, it was the largest exchange in terms of USD/BTC, but in August of 2016, Bitfinex was the victim of the second largest hack in crypto history. Reeling from losing almost 120,000 BTC (worth about $70 million), they came up with a solution to issue BFX tokens, worth dollar-for-dollar the amount lost. These tokens would then be bought back by Bitfinex from those who lost their assets. They successfully bought back 100% in April 2017, essentially paying back all outstanding IOU’s. Expensive Lesson. Bitfinex also recently had to suspend USD withdrawals due to a conflict with remitting money with Wells Fargo Bank. This has caused currencies to inflate on their exchange and force users to take out Tether USD (which Bitfinex has a considerable stake in) to transfer to another exchange and then sell. However, Tether also is in a quagmire of legal/financial trouble and cannot be counted on as reliable. This has caused lots of users to abandon the exchange in search of safer waters.
New IP Addresses locked for 24 hours, require verification and detection
Hosted and Backed-up on Linux, protection from DDoS
Email encryption with OpenPGP
Only .5% of funds are stored in hot wallets
Customer Service: I actually think that Bitfinex has one of the cleaner websites out there. The security features have toggles that allow you to customize your account security. Also their Support Center, Knowledge Base, and Blog Posts seem a little more complete than some of the other exchanges. Searches show some complaints of unprofessional behavior when completing support tickets, but the mod over at bitfinex seems pleasant. Anyone with personal experience please feel free to contribute here.
Bottom Line: It would be almost impossible to recommend this exchange due to recent developments. Until this withdrawal issue is fixed at least, probably don't count on this exchange. That said the reliability of Bitfinex is tougher to judge because it has been around longer. In crypto terms, it is a dinosaur. Whether that tarnishes or glorifies their record is up to you to decide. I believe the handling of BFX started as a clusterfuck and ended up showing some resilience. Their deposit fees are a little high in my opinion, but they do offer a mobile app to justify the price.
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