If you use Electrum, in case you get a error message that tells you to update please ignore (ongoing phishing attack).

Details here: https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/4968

copy paste from SomberNight in the github issue:

TL;DR: There is an ongoing attack against users where servers raise exceptions when a client broadcasts a transaction; in this case the error text is displayed as is in the client GUI. The attacker has spawned lots of servers on different /16 IPv4s to increase his chances of being connected to. The error messages are trying to get the user to download and install malware (disguised as updated versions of electrum).` 

apparently previous Electrum versions allow richtext in error messages sent by the server, so the upgrade warning might look legit to people…

Always remember to verify pgp / gpg signatures of bitcoin software you install.

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PSA: please don’t give your local supermarket guy shit if the bitcoin ATM machine is slow/unresponsive

As a corner store clerk, please understand that we don’t own the bitcoin ATM machines, and we’re simply getting paid to let the companies rent out our spot. There is contact info on these machines for a reason. If you are ever in doubt about your transaction, please use the info that is available to you, your corner store guy can’t help you because he has nothing to do with it, and if you’re ever skeptical, don’t put $ 1000 in one shot into the machine. Where i am (Canada) the government can’t help you if anything goes wrong with your bitcoin account. I’ve had people yell at me, threaten me and kick the ATM machine before. I imagine most of this aggression comes from people who are working with dirty money, but I figure I put this message out there.

Thank you

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A gentle request for /r/bitcoin members: please upvote more liberally whatever you like or want to make visible on Reddit. It’s good for Bitcoin.

Reddit is a hugely important platform for helping pushing BTC into the mainstream and it all depends to you, the /r/bitcoin members and hodlers.

One upvote is not much, but nobody knows better than us how small notches can add up to huge results. Make a habit of regularly sifting through posts and upvote the relevant, constructive ones. A large scale bitcoin adoption depends of many factors, but one of them could be you habitual daily click on the posts you like. Yes, you are a hodler and technically cannot do much for the market to grow besides hodling – except this: help keeping Bitcoin on the front page of the front page of the internet.

Also, as a side note, the highly upvoted memes pouring at each crypto market downtick are a cancer for the large scale adoption. If you believe in the future of Bitcoin, focus on positives.

Thank you, and happy hodling!

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I am a Bitcoiner and running for NYC Public Advocate. I can’t take Bitcoins donations because I was put on notice for trying to receive them. Please let the world know that I am running by retweeting this https://twitter.com/theochino/status/1052239107081064448 – You can see my twitter @TheoBitcoin

I am a Bitcoiner and running for NYC Public Advocate. I can't take Bitcoins donations because I was put on notice for trying to receive them. Please let the world know that I am running by retweeting this https://twitter.com/theochino/status/1052239107081064448 - You can see my twitter @TheoBitcoin submitted by /u/theochino
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Please help us keep the Bitcoin (Arch Wiki) page clean from Bcash trolls

They keep trying to add bcash content to confuse people and I have to revert those edits:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Bitcoin&type=revision&diff=545517&oldid=545452

Please help me fight the spam.

There were flamewars on the Discussion page in the past (check the history).

The person whose comment I reverted just added this comment: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:Bitcoin#Links_to_software_packages

I cannot do this alone, so I need the help from all of you.

About me, I'm a Arch Linux and bitcoin user and I love them both, I don't like seeing the bitcoin page get hijacked by these people. So please help.

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Dear Bitcoin App developers and hardware wallet manufactures “Please use warrant canaries” It won’t prevent governments from installing back doors in our devices but at least will know when it happens. And it will happen at some point. This is not Fud its reality.

Dear Bitcoin App developers and hardware wallet manufactures "Please use warrant canaries" It won't prevent governments from installing back doors in our devices but at least will know when it happens. And it will happen at some point. This is not Fud its reality. submitted by /u/StoneHammers
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