Category Archives: Problems

Coinbase account terminated

On June 11th I received an email from Coinbase about account problem. I login to my Coinbase account to see this message:

NOTICE OF ACCOUNT CLOSURE
Unfortunately, we had to close your Coinbase account. Before your account can be closed, you will need to withdraw your digital currency to an external wallet and any other funds (such as USD) to a bank account associated with your Coinbase account. Please take precautions when transferring digital currency to an external wallet, as transfers outside of Coinbase are irreversible. Please also be sure to delete any external references to digital currency addresses generated by Coinbase, as funds sent to those addresses will not be accessible once the account is closed. If you have any questions you may visit https://support.coinbase.com.

I quickly submitted a support ticket

My message: “Hi, i see my account is being closed, i had no warning and i’m not exactly sure why this is happening, can you please explain?”

Coinbase reply: “Thanks for contacting Coinbase Support. I’m sorry to hear your concern regarding your account closure. Let me help you with this one.

Our primary goal is to make our platform safe and secure for our customers. Coinbase is a regulated Money Services Business under FinCEN (FinCEN.gov), and as part of our responsibility, we are legally obligated to implement regulatory compliance mechanisms.

We regret to inform you that we are no longer able to support your Coinbase account as well as any other accounts you may have created. Please note, we have not blocked access to the balance currently in your Coinbase account; while we can no longer process brokerage orders via our banking relationship, you may still send your balance offsite to an external address.

There are a variety of factors which have been weighed in your case, and we unfortunately are unable to elaborate on our internal decision process. Please know that we do not make these decisions lightly, and do regret losing you as a customer.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Thank you for your understanding. Please reply to this email if you continue to have issues or need help with anything else. Take care and have a nice day ahead.

Best regards,
Ron”

I have since seen more people had accounts closed on this Reddit thread including GAB & Wikileaks.

Coinbase, what has happened to you, terminating legitimate 5 year old customers accounts, and more importantly not giving any reason!!! bad bad.

Beware scammers posing as HitBTC reps

Scammers using HitBTC representations are rigorously aiming to scam anyone they can. So far I know they’ve been contacting members of the HitBTC forums.

They have ICQ accounts using the real HitBTC logos as their avatars. (Scammer ICQ: 723627901)
They even have the domain HitBTC.biz and send emails from support@hitbtc.biz (scammer email) as real .com reps

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As you can see, the user “Death-Note” is most likely part of the scam.

HitBTC support replies:

Dear traders! HitBTC.biz are scammers, do not give them your personal information. HitBTC.com is the only right address. Follow basic internet security measures: don’t visit unknown suspicious links, check your PC for malware on a regular basis, and everything will be fine.

Another way they are phishing for our personal informations is through ICQ. I’ve been contacted via ICQ by someone who claims to be part of the HitBTC team. To confirm about this I asked the HitBTC team in a thread, posted below:

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Dear @TalkBitcoinsCom HitBTC support team has no ICQ support service. We strongly recommend you to not talk to these people. Don’t visit unknown suspicious links, check your PC for malware on a regular basis, and everything will be fine.

As you can see, another confirmed scamming or phishing attempt.

We all need to beware, these scammers are rigorously attempting to steal anything they can from you, information, money, crypto, ANYTHING.

Yobit bitcoin exchanage – AUTOBAN

Everyday the Yobit trollbox has retards trying to pump their own shitcoins, today it’s a lot of Bitcoin Liza and BTCRY shit pumps. I tried to post:

“anything you guys are trying to pump here in trollbox is sure sign to NEVER buy”

and what do i get?

Autoban transforms that into “myusername L5: i’m telegram masochist [AUTOBAN]” until Jan 29th (2 days ban)

WTF Yobit!!

😡

Cryptopia delisting InfiniteCoin (IFC)

“Status: Maintenance. 22nd January – IFC network was the victim of a 51% attack which resulted in the loss of some funds in Cryptopia’s IFC wallet. Unfortunately Cryptopia is unable to regulate or control a coins network. The wallet is now empty and IFC will be delisted ASAP.”

And sad to say, but their support has not been helpful with my attempts to withdraw my coins since 2 months ago

They have replied Feb 2, 2018:

“As you may know, IFC has been a target of a 51% attack and due this attack the majority of IFC coins were lost. We are now lifting the maintenance status to allow users to withdraw their coins.

Users are allowed to withdraw and will be based off first come first serve basis. We realise that this isn’t ideal, so please try and withdraw at your earliest convenience.

Once the wallet is empty, we will be delisting this coin.

As it is the Coin’s team who are responsible for ensuring their network is secure, any further Complaints and support requests should be directed towards the IFC team. You may be able to contact them via their website here: http://infinitecoin.com/ or https://twitter.com/infinitecoin?lang=en

We sincerely apologise for any losses that may have incurred due to this attack.

Kind Regards,
Cryptopia Support”

https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/infinitecoin/

CasinoCoin Foundation final statement on Cryptopia from casinocoin


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=356065.new#new

Bitconnect finally gone bust!

The sketchy crypto coin and lending platform Bitconnect has finally gone bust!

Just $400 per 1 unit of BCC a few weeks ago, down to $15 today, and still dropping.

Their website and subreddit are offline:
https://bitconnect.co/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitconnect/

You can still get an idea of the damage by checking out BCC on Coinmarketcap site here. Also read more about it at this article.

Many youtubers were promoting Bitconnect with their referral links, many came across as spammy, for such a scammy pyramid-style setup that Bitconnect was. Users like Craig Grant, Trevon James & CryptoNick, c’mon fuckers, you knew exactly what you were pushing! Quit pleading innocence on this! 😡

The shameless BCC holders hitting HitBTC trollbox with comments like “Buy BCC!!!” or “hold your BCC it go back up”, “HODL BCC”, but if you have a brain in your head, you know better than to touch it with a 10 foot pole.

/Bitconnect

Bitcoin Jesus or Crypto Cancer?

Roger Ver, he calls himself “Bitcoin Jesus”, as a narcissistic that he is, must compare himself to higher powers, or GODlike figures like Jesus. In my opinion he is a cancer to the crypto markets, bitcoin especially, but surely the entire crypto game as a whole.

Everyone, do not support narcissistic, egotistical, scammer, misleading and master manipulators like Roger Ver! Things he’s involved with are: Bcash (Bitcoin Cash, BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Bitcoin.com (beware, he aims to mislead you into getting Bitcoin wallets while in fact you’re getting Bcash wallets), and the list goes on.

Checkout more about Roger Ver at WhoIsRogerVer.com

Beware!

The upcoming Segwit2x situation

Get ready, prepare your bitcoins! Make sure you’re storing them on a Segwit2x supportive exchange, Ledger Nano or Trezor.

I was going to research the exchanges and make an informative compiliation but it looks like BitcoinMagazine has beat me to it, luckily! haha. If your exchanges are these:
Bitfinex, Bitmex (awesome stance on s2x), Bitstamp, GDAX (Coinbase), Bitflyer, Kraken, HitBTC, Bitcoin.de, CoinsBank, Cex.io, itBit, Gemini (Winklevoss’ exchange), Coinfloor, BTCC (Chinese), BitMarket, QuadrigaCX (Canada), Mercado Bitcoin (Brazil & Argentina), Bitso, The Rock Trading, & EXMO … then check the detailed descriptioins of those on BTCmag here.

Others that have not made statements yet about the upcoming segwit2x (B2x) UAHF are: Mercatox, OKcoin, & Binance.

But also make sure to check your exchanges own blog or announcements pages so you can hear it from the horse’s own mouth.

US Citizens troubles with Bitcoin exchanges

So recently I wanted to test out the Bitmex trading platform, and as I tried to begin by depositing bitcoins into my account, I get this message:

Due to local laws, BitMEX is unable to service your country (US). We cannot accept deposits. If you believe this to be in error, contact us at support@bitmex.com.

While any US citizen using Bitfinex (imho the best bitcoin trading platform around) know that they are terminating all crypto transactions from ALL US individual customer accounts:

“we are terminating trading, deposits, and withdrawal functionality for U.S. individual customers by no later than November 9, 2017.”

from this post.

WTF is going on??? I would love to hear your informations or opinions on why this is happening, is Trumpland USA really fucking shit up internationally?

/Rant

No Gemini follow up about Bitcoin Cash

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Some of us bitcoin holders held bitcoin in Gemini exchange during the Aug 1 fork, we knew Gemini was not supporting Bitcoin Cash, but after the fork and BCH/BCC become quite a valueable coin 99% of non supportive exchanges have since announced they will distribute Bitcoin Cash for their users, some have immediately (Poloniex, Cex, etc), some announced they’ll be distributing later, like Coinbase announced they’ll be distributing in January 2018.

Surely every non-supporting exchange had pressure from users, hoping and requesting they get BCH, Gemini ended up posting this on Aug 3 addressing the BCH forking issue on their blog:

Since the “hard fork” on August 1st, 2017, we have been monitoring the situation closely. Currently, Gemini does not support trading or withdrawals of the newly forked chain (BCC / BCH / BCash). As we first wrote on March 20th, 2017, and later updated on July 26, 2017, we will make every effort to support withdrawals for the chain with less total difficulty (in this case BCC). As a result, we are currently working on a technical implementation for a one-time withdrawal of BCC for our customers. With that said, any modifications we make to our digital asset storage system (including support for a one-time withdrawal), are made with extreme caution and require extensive security review to ensure the integrity of our customers’ assets. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take the next few weeks to build this functionality in a safe, secure, and responsible manner. We will post material updates when we have them. If you have any questions, please contact Gemini customer support at support@gemini.com.

So it seems like good news, but after emailing them at their above support email, asking for an update on this situation, they responded with this generic response:

Thank you for reaching out. Currently, Gemini does not support trading or withdrawals of the newly forked chain (BCC / BCH / BCash). We have been monitoring the “hard fork” situation closely and are currently working on a technical implementation for a one-time withdrawal of BCC for our customers.

Any modifications we make to our digital asset storage system (including support for a one-time withdrawal), are made with extreme caution and require extensive security review to ensure the integrity of our customers’ assets. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take the next few weeks to build this functionality in a safe, secure, and responsible manner.

Material updates will be posted on our blog here: https://gemini.com/blog/update-bitcoin-hard-fork-bitcoin-cash/. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

It’s actually copy and pasted from their blog. 🙁

Gemini! It’s August 21! Can you please update us, many of us have been loyal customers and would appreciate an update on this situation.

BTC-e bitcoin exchange seized by US gov

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Russian bitcoin exchange BTC-e has been seized by the US gov for possible fraud. All coins have been currently confiscated. BTC-e reps have been giving updates on BitcoinTalk forum.

Here is update #3 and most recent update is update #6, you’ll have to use Google translate probably since the entire thread is in Russian language.