You don't go telling everyone your bank account balance, don't do that with Bitcoin (or any crypto). It's dangerous. The moment you appear to have a wealthy wallet you can turn to a target to someone with malicious intentions.
It's easier than you think to trace down someone from their reddit username, older posts, comments, if available. And bad things can happen, so stay private and safe.
Stop doing it, nobody cares about the number. It's fine to tell all your stories, but hide the numbers please.
I said 'if you think she's beautiful, you should see my wife'
He asked 'why, is she a stunner?'
I replied 'no, she's an optician'
Because if you've seen Juan you've seen Amal.
The app is called Anycode Wallet, it allows you to scan, save, and show any barcode. I thought of the idea when I started using Apple Wallet more often I ended up forgetting my actual wallet a lot, which meant that I didn’t have my gift cards, and store loyalty cards when I needed it most, missing out on discounts and points.
The app allows you to save any type barcode by simply scanning them, which you can’t do in Apple Wallet. You can also use the app to save boarding passes, QR codes … basically anything with a barcode.
I worked really hard on making the best barcode scanner too, it is really fast to scan (within milliseconds), and supports the widest variety of barcodes in the App Store. I would be really grateful if you could check it out, and any feedback or feature requests would be appreciated.
I work at a supermarket and for a while a few years back, stuff would get stolen out of people's bags in the break room. It was mostly cash, phone chargers, headphones, little things like that. We did have little lockers in the break room but they're maybe 30 cm by 30 cm (1 ft by 1 ft) and too small to hold anything larger than a medium sized purse so if someone had a larger bag or even a large puffy jacket, it wouldn't fit. I usually carry a messenger bag big enough to fit a notebook or sketchbook in (I liked to draw or write while on break) which was too big to stick in one of the lockers without having it get stuck and I usually stashed it under a coat rack. I hardly ever keep money or anything more valuable than a mechanical pencil in my bag while at work, I keep any money or my debit card on me at all times.
Except for one particular day. Before work one particular Sunday I had to go buy a new television since mine had suddenly stopped working the night before. I must have forgotten to take my wallet out of my bag before heading to work because the following day, I discovered it was missing. However, whoever took it, only took the wallet because my debit card, college ID, and my MBTA (Boston's subway system) fare card had been thrown in my bag. The wallet in question was a small Coach Brand wallet so I can see why they took it but I had only spent about $14 on it since I got it at a Coach Outlet store so it wasn't like I spent a lot on it. As annoying as it was to have my television die in the middle of playing an online video game (thankfully on the Switch so I could at least finish the match I was in), because I had to buy a new television I had spent the $150 cash that I had been keeping in my wallet up until that point.
After meeting with the management and our Loss Prevention guy (LP for short) the consensus was basically: "We're sorry that happened to you but there's nothing we can do about it. Keep your stuff locked up from now on." (Which I did, I started locking my bag to the coat rack with a bike lock) The market I work at is union so management isn't allowed to put cameras in the break room. So I talked to our LP guy about it a little more and asked him if I would get in trouble if I were to put a prank wallet filled with glitter and powdered food coloring in my bag and he said "Not at all." I also went to the union steward about it and he also said I wouldn't get in trouble but also told me to be careful. So I put my plan into... keep reading on reddit ➡
The dirty bastards at Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) US Dept of Treasury just posted on the Federal Registry a new regulation to require US Exchanges to not let you send your crypto to an offline (re: address outside the exchange) address unless your tell them whom owns the wallet.
The did this over the Christmas & New Year Holidays to bury it. Normally there is a 60 day window. Now it is only 12 "In the interest of National Safety". TOTAL BS.
When you hit the hot link below you will get a page with a green button--click on that to leave a comment. Your comments will be read by lawyers. Be professional. If you don't stand up for your Privacy Rights NO ONE WILL.
After reading approximately the 700ths post of some poor chap being phished, because of the negligence and incompetence of this company, I will never recommend anybody to buy a Ledger product again. I hope you agree and strike them from all your guides, how-tos and recommendations.
Imagine paying $70 for a shitty little hardware wallet, but to these greedy fucks, that's not enough. They HAVE to have your identifying personal information FOREVER, including your name and physical home address, just to squeeze out a few more Euros of bottom line per customer by marketing or probably outright selling the data. And YOU pay for that by being exposed and phished. Ledger sacrifices YOU for a few Euros.
Edit 5: This guy (https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/k9fmrg/serious_if_you_have_a_ledger_do_not_plug_it_in/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=Bitcoin&utm_content=t1_gf5xoez) put me over the edge to actually start this thread. What broke my heart was him repeatedly calling himself "dumb" and a "moron". That's not true. Sure, he fucked up, but he also was put in harms way. This is on US. We were too complacent to warn newbies.
Like probably many of you, I am sort of the bitcoin guy for a lot of people who just as likely might have fallen for such a scam. It is my responsibility to warn everybody who I got into bitcoin about threats and inform them about best practices.
I am trying to establish a multi-sig regime between my friends and family, so if one fucks up, he or she has a safety-net with at least one other person they trust.
But it's not easy. And what definitely doesn't help, is this shit by Ledger. Anyway, if anybody feels like righting something wrong, maybe we can chip in a little and send this guy some sats. https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/k9fmrg/serious_if_you_have_a_ledger_do_not_plug_it_in/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=Bitcoin&utm_content=t1_gf5xoez
BTW, if any representative of Ledger, Trezor or ColdCard wants to correct anything I said here, please DM me. I'll gladly correct the post and apologize for errors.
I would very much appreciate clear and certain language around who retains what data for how long, in which way and why.
The error was nothing huge, I didn’t lose access or give my seed words out.
I decided to switch wallets to a different one. I set up the new wallet and then transferred my BTC to my new wallet, like a regular transaction... WITH FEES
Little did I know that your seed words are the key to your BTC in ANY wallet with no need to transfer anything and therefore no fees.
It didn’t cost me a lot and I’m glad I figured it out now, but newbies take note.
Since this is already the third time, AMA sessions in January are now a tradition for me.
Two years ago I did an AMA here and found it highly beneficial for clarifying my thinking. Last year I aimed to train my mind on the hardest questions there are for someone who's working on a Bitcoin privacy wallet, so I conducted an AMA on the Monero subreddit. And now I'm doing it here.
Wasabi Wallet is an open source, non-custodial Bitcoin wallet for desktop. Today there are only two ways of using Bitcoin privately: JoinMarket and Wasabi Wallet.
Wasabi, since its inception two years ago, grew staggeringly, and we're planning to release the 2.0 version this year. Wasabi could be the last bastion of hope to have widespread privacy in Bitcoin. This is an extraordinary responsibility, which puts us under a lot of pressure. We must do things properly, we must be right, and we cannot afford to be wrong. Therefore, I would like to use this opportunity to get asked challenging, relevant and thoughtful questions from the Bitcoin community. This sub grew many times larger from what it was two years ago. Fresh winds are blowing and I want to know what doubts, opinions and questions are occupying your minds, so I can explore those topics and give you my best possible thinking.
So... ask me anything!
TL;DR: 1.5 years ago an ex-friend (but current co-worker) of mine stole $40 out of my wallet. I caught him red handed, got the money back and have been telling friends and coworkers ever since then that he is a thief.
I (25M) had a friend, "V" (also 25M) who I used to be close with. We started at the same company together 3 years ago. We used to hang out a lot after work and still run in the same social circles, though I now refuse to associate with him.
One night in July 2019, V, I and some other friends went to an outdoor bar after pre-gaming some. I took out my wallet to give my ID to the waitress, but dropped it under the table. V picked up the wallet and handed it back to me. I immediately noticed that the $40 I had in there earlier in the night was gone. I asked him "Hey V do you know what happened to the $40 in there?"
V said he had no idea, saying something like "are you sure you had money in there"
I was like "Yeah I'm pretty fucking sure I had $40 in there, I checked before we left for the bar. You and I were the only people to touch my wallet, and now the $40 isn't in there. What happened to it?"
Things were pretty awkward at the table immediately. He turns pretty bright red and takes the $40 out of his pocket and hands it back to me, saying "it was just a joke bro I was going to give it back to you." Which, sure you were bro /S. Around 10 minutes later he makes some lame excuse and Ubers out of there.
I was not shy in telling all of our friends exactly what he did, and while some of them understand why I refuse to talk to him or be around him. Others told me to "let it go" and "he was just drunk." I say that is not a valid excuse, and I don't trust thieves, and I won't be around him.
Some coworkers of ours were doing a happy hour last week and we were doing some shit talking of different folks across the company. I brought up V and my story. Evidently someone told V about it, because V texted me yesterday telling me that I'M the AH here for "spreading rumors and gossip," and why am I holding onto this grudge. To me its not a rumor if its true, and I'm not going to hold my tongue for this guy.
AITA? I might be because its $40 and its been a while, but the guy is still a thief.
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I am struggling to find a good slim wallet, this should be easy, but somehow I am still struggling. I don't need room for cash, but about 10 cards. The problems i have with many of the popular ones are.
No organization, things like ridgewallet and so on seem to have all the cards in a huge "heap", it is difficult to obtain cards in the middle of the pack.
RFID-blocking. A lot of the popular ones are RFID-blocking. I don't want that, I find it very convenient to use tap-based cards without taking them out of the wallet.
Leather, the wallet i have now is leather, and is a pretty simple "foldable minibook"-style thing, it works pretty well when it comes to organization, i can reach the 4-5 most used cards easy. But it is leather, and not very durable, leather doesn't seem like the best for me, it is either weak, or pretty bulky, and often expensive as well. I would prefer a more solid light and easy material.
So any tips, am I too picky or poor at researching, or is this kind of wallet difficult to find?
EDIT: Thanks a lot for the overwhelming response, I will try to summarize it in this post, for people looking at the thread later. With my comments. Not sure if the perfect wallet for me has been suggested yet but some interesting ones have come to the table.
Top contenders so far:
All suggested (Let me know if i missed some)
Exentri wallet: The one i have today, seems to beat most when it comes to accessibility and has a footprint not much bigger than a credit card. But is RFID-blocking, and leather, which has a poor thickness to robustness ratio. https://www.exentri.com/exentri-wallet/
Tom Bihn minimalist wallet: Looks pretty good, slim and with a closing mechanism you can choose to use or not(?), style 5 has a outside pocket which is good, although i wish it had double outside pockets. https://www.tombihn.com/products/minimalist-wallets?variant=13762285666367
Slimfold Nano: Looks very nice and compact, but accessibility is a concern, no outside pockets, and the cards seem to be stored in a way not making them that easy to take out. https://www.slimfoldwallet.com/products/thin-wallet-nano-soft-shell?variant=311736664065
Bellroy: Doesn't seem like anything special when it comes to organization and
So for the past year I've been putting about $50/month into BTC, I've then been moving it to my paper wallet. The thing is, the app i use to purchase the BTC covers all network transaction fees when withdrawing so I never paid attention to the fees.
Now yesterday I decided to look at my address on blockchain explorer and realized the transaction fees having been increasing...MASSIVELY. to move $50 from the exchange to my wallet its been costing me $30,$40,$50. That's as much as the amount i transferred!!
When I withdraw my BTC from the wallet back onto the exchange, will having a lot of small transactions affect me? I've heard that the more transactions on the paper wallet, the more the network will charge me if I ever decide to take some profit.
Thanks for the help