My post title above is what I’ve been googling and binging for hours now but I still cannot find what I am looking for. My friends are asking for a referral code in order to create a new Bitfinex account.
So I quickly logged in to my Bitfinex account to get my referral code, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I even searched the entire FAQs page of Bitfinex but to no avail.
There are also several posts in Reddit, posting their referral codes, but I couldn’t find mine.
Finally I decided to e-mail Bitfinex support and they replied withib 24 hours saying that the referral program was discontinued and they are working on a new system to limit the number of new users using an invite code.
This is somehow similar to Replika.ai where you can only create an account via invitation and once you signed up using the invitation code you can invite 5 more users in return. With this method, they can limit a huge number of bogus users.
I don’t know what the invite limit of Bitfinex but we’ll find out pretty soon once the new invitation system is live.
If you’re looking for a Bitcoin or Ethereum wallet and somebody referred Quanta Wallet to you, please stay away from it. You can deposit your ethers, but you cannot withdraw it. So beware of using unknown wallets because somebody referred it to you. This scam wallet is available on iOS and Android. You cannot export your keys when you use this wallet. You cannot reset your password if you’ve forgotten it. And once your cryptocurrencies are deposited in the Quanta Wallet, just say goodbye to it, because you’ll never get it back.
This wallet is developed by QuantaPLC. An unknown software developer. They also have a github page with a readme file. Haha!
There are too many scam cryptocurrency wallets nowadays, so be very careful when choosing your wallet. If you want a wallet where you don’t control your own keys, always trust the big names such as Coinbase, Cex.io, and Bitfinex. If you want to control your own keys, but it’s too complicated for you to manually generate your key, or you’re to lazy to download the official Ethereum wallet at https://ethereum.org/, then use MyEtherWallet.com. At least, you have full control of your own keys and you can use it in any wallet you want.
Always be careful, always stay safe.
Beware of these two “cryptocurrency” MLM / investment scam. People in the Philippines are easily lured to get rich quick ponzi schemes, when they hear about Bitcoin. Monspace is claiming to be the next Bitcoin, hahahaha! It’s not even in the top 10 marketcap, not even in the top 100. It’s a fake cryptocurrency, built to scam innocent people who doesn’t have any idea about the blockchain.
You can google monspace, ms dollars, or omnia, you’ll easily find hundreds of references that it’s a scam. There are also innocent people in Youtube promoting monspace as the next Bitcoin, and you should get in now before it’s too late. Your P9000 will be worth a “million” in the future of you become a member now! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. These poor humans doesn’t know that they were scammed and they are scamming other Filipinos.
Just today I heard two middle aged women talking about how much they earned referring their friends to Monspace cryptocurrency. The other lady claimed that she makes P4000 per referral! She doesn’t have any clue that she is scamming other people. Oh my goodness… I want to confront them and warn them but it would be impolite as they don’t know me. I just silently listened in their conversation.
Be very careful before investing in any cryptocurrency. Always check the market cap, the technology behind it, exchanges listing it, and other references that you can read online. If it has very low trading volume or very low market cap, it’s obviously a scam. Even if it’s listed in Coinmarketcap.com, or you read about it in Nasdaq, CNBC, Cointelegraph, Forbes, and other well-known news sites, be careful and don’t believe immediately. There are paid news distribution platforms that are affiliated with well-known news sites and scam articles are automatically posted there without filters or approval . Similar to the INTcoin scam, it’s posted on CNBC, but it’s a successful scam and the creators just disappeared after cashing out their scammed money.
Be watchful, be careful, be vigilant. The world wide web and cryptocurrencies are a haven of scams.
Without activating it first in the Philippines or without calling them in their international toll-free number or hotline. I didn’t know when this restriction started, but a few years ago you can instantly withdraw funds in your savings account without calling BPI to activate your card for international withdrawal when you’re in a foreign country (outside the Philippines). That’s why there’s this “international” text in the your BPI debit card right below the BPI Express Teller logo and a Cirrus logo to show that you can withdraw in any international ATM with Cirrus logo.
But now, they made it more INCONVENIENT. Before leaving the Philippines you should call their hotline or visit your branch to activate your card for international withdrawal. Yay! Thank you BPI for the inconvenience!
If you wonder why it’s blank after you ignored the IE11 download popup, then do not wonder anymore. Because our multi-billion government doesn’t have a budget to revamp their very old website, that’s why it’s not supported it all modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Safari, and IE Edge. You need to download IE11 or older sucky browser to view your contributions. If you don’t have a really old browser or if you’re using a Mac OS X, then you need to run Windows via Parallels or Remote Desktop Connection to use IE. If you don’t have any of those tools, then just don’t bother viewing your contributions anymore.
I hope SSS will do something about their website. It’s soooooo old and unusable anymore. Instead, they encourage us to download a very ugly browser from the past.
One of the most important things that you will need to focus on when creating a startup business is to market it properly. There has been countless volumes of info regarding how to market a new online business. However, many people still do not know how to do it the right way. There are a wide variety of methods that you can use to tell the general public what you are doing. However, you need to be certain that the methods you choose will allow you to reach your target audience. Here is some advice that will assist you in marketing a startup.
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The mysterious Catacomb folder in my MacBook Pro 15″ with Touchbar, is still… mysterious. It appeared in my Library folder last January 6, 2017 at 2:19 PM. I don’t know if this folder appear as well in other MacBook Pro with Touchbar users on the same day at the same time. If this appeared simultaneously, probably it’s a MacBook Pro with Touchbar specific update, but if it didn’t appear on all MBP with Touchbar users, then probably it’s a virus, which is unlikely, but probably.
There are several discussions in Apple forums like this, this, and this and many more, but there’s no definite answer about this Catacomb folder. I can’t even find any documentation about it at Apple.com or any other forums explaining the exact function of this folder and why it is in my Library folder. There’s even a YouTube video that says it’s a virus, and if you google it, you’ll find instructions of how to remove it.
I haven’t remove it yet. Maybe there’s a core function that is associated with it. So I’ll keep it there and just observer what will happen with my MBP in the next few months. It’s there since January and my Mac is functioning just fine.
If you’re using the Google Finance Exchange Rate API and it suddenly stopped working, then don’t be shocked. At first, I thought they now require an API key, but that assumption vanished in seconds after I noticed that https://www.google.com/finance/converter was redirected to https://finance.google.com/finance/converter. So if you’re using file_get_contents to fetch the latest forex rates at https://www.google.com/finance/converter, just change it to https://finance.google.com/finance/converter and it will work just fine. No other major changes, it’s just that the API is now in the subdomain.
Maybe there are announcements this month, but I’m not subscribed to any. I googled “google finance forex API september 2017” but it seems nobody posted or blogged about it or asked about it in Stack Exchange. So, that’ it. I just want to share it!