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Romanian Bitcoin billionaire saves OpenBSD

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Views from Argentina pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.

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Bitcoin millionaire is betting on 2014 seeing massive resource shortages.

One good use for Bitcoin is to place bets. You can bet on just about anything.
I checked Bitbet today and saw someone had placed three new bets.
The three bets are on cattle prices going above 250 dollars, crude oil going above 200 dollar, and iron ore going above 200 dollar. Total betting size is 9 BTC, or 6300 dollar, admittedly not much. It has to be noted though that the betting structure tends to encourage people to place larger bets on the same position at a later point, when the outcome becomes more certain.
The bets the guy placed all point to the same address, where any profits will be sent:
This address previously received 14.150 BTC in a transaction, thus we know the owner is a millionaire. In all likelihood the owner of the address is the Romanian Mircea Popescu, who also owns the betting website in question and is described in this article as a billionaire. He may be related to Edward Popescu, who is listed by Forbes as a Romanian billionaire who manages his families estate.
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Inside Russia’s Hacker Underworld - YouTube

New submitter MrBingoBoingo writes "Recently it was announced here on Slashdot that OpenBSD was facing an impending shortfall that jeopardized its continued existence. A sponsorship to save OpenBSD has been announced, and it wasn't one of the usual culprits that saved OpenBSD, but a Romanian Bitcoin... One of the world's longest-running open source software projects will live on, thanks to a Romanian bitcoin baron.. Recently, Theo de Raadt and the other engineers who oversee the OpenBSD ... Was dropped in the IRC Channel #bitcoin-assets and within hours an announcement was made: mircea_popescu: and it pleases me to announce openbsd got itself sponsored. It is important to note that not only did this announcing happen on IRC, the important fact finding happened there as well, from the channel #openbsd: Jan 19 22:14:04 <mircea_popescu> soo, who has the authority to make a deal so I ... A mysterious Bitcoin-powered white knight is reported to have come to the rescue of the struggling OpenBSD Foundation. Described as a Romanian billionaire, an individual named Mircea Popescu has offered to bail out the OpenBSD Foundation. The Foundation responsible for maintaining OpenBSD is $20,000 in the red over an electricity bill for powering the servers which host the operating system ... OpenBSD Project survived after $20,000 Donation from Romanian Bitcoin Billionaire January 21, 2014 Anonymous Last year in the month of December the Security-focused Unix-like distribution ' OpenBSD ' Foundation announced that it was facing shut down due to lack of funds to pay their electricity bills and dedicated Internet line costs.

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Inside Russia’s Hacker Underworld - YouTube

Hello World’s host Ashlee Vance traveled to Moscow and got a rare glimpse into the heart of Russia’s hacker underworld and the latest techniques in investiga...