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  1. If you run a web server, and you advertise your clickbait articles on xrpchat, and you track the IPs of the visitors, you can attempt to specifically target individuals with browser exploits.
  2. Yes Those circumstances sound suspicious, particularly given your uncertainty of it. Watch out for the tax implications that may arise depending on your jurisdiction, or future money laundering questions that may arise.
  3. Wallets generated by software/hardware that uses the BIP39 standard (e.g. Ledger/Trezor) can be recovered from the 24 word phrase without using the original device/software. Hardware wallets generally won't tell you your secret key at all, which I prefer, because it makes it more difficult for users to accidentally compromise their wallets by divulging the secret key to another piece of software in an insecure way. Phishing, social engineering, looking for hints in your online activities, or yeah you never know if someone on here knows who you really are, or could guess who you are. If the XRPChat server got compromised, an attacker could grab everyone's IPs (I'm not saying anything negative about the security of this site, it's a consideration with any site). There's no way to "hack" the wallet just from knowing the public address, but linking an address to an online persona is a starting point for people who are looking for opportunities.
  4. Thanks for taking the time to address my points. As you've stated, it did look like the site was rushed, which is a red flag when there's really no way to verify someone's integrity. If you are legitimate (sorry, I still have no way of knowing), i wish you all the best in building a good reputation for the site, which I can see is a very difficult thing to achieve. I appreciate that some of my points are subjective (e.g. sensationalism is not a bad thing in itself), but it was the combination of everything that concerned me.
  5. It goes without saying that any new service that pops up like this should be analysed carefully to work out how likely it is to be a scam. As feedback to you @eXRPe, and a WARNING to everyone else, the following gives me concern about the site. If it's not a scam, then hopefully you can address these without any problem: 1. As I posted on your other thread, there is no XRP/USD pair on Binance. There's USDT, TUSD and USDC. Your site makes regular reference to Binance, but only ever links to the home page, not to any particular chart. As it happens, there is a chart here: https://info.binance.com/en/currencies/ripple that gives a "Global" value for XRPUSD, but that's using a Tradingview chart, and is not a reference to a Binance pair. When the entire premise of your operation seems to be based on something that doesn't exist, this is extremely concerning! 2. A lot of the wording of the attention-grabbing headlines, and the graphics on the site come across quite scammily, in my opinion. They're sensationalist, designed to get people to FOMO. Comes across as trying to entice gullible people in as quickly as possible. 3. The "reviews": same sort of thing, all trying to convince the reader that XRP is about to take off, without any actual substance to them. And including the supposed employer along with the reviewer's name - does not seem like a thing that a legitimate business would do, as it suggests an endorsement by these companies(which you clearly don't have). 4. The social media links at the bottom of the page just link back to the your own website, i.e. you don't seem to have a social media presence. But then why include the social media images at all? Answer: because it makes the page look more legit to people who aren't being so careful. 5. The company name and registration number... This is the company that you claim to be: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10259277, which appears to be a dormant civil engineering company? Seems suspicious, but maybe there's an explanation? So, @eXRPe, there's my honest feedback: the content of the site makes it look like it's a scam.
  6. Where exactly are you getting your price data from? There isn't an XRP/USD pair on Binance...
  7. I think it's just a marketing strategy for Coinbase... and XRP, surprisingly. They're basically encouraging people to manually buy XRP for the express purpose of sending it cross border, and encouraging their friends to receive XRP to take advantage of fast transactions. If both ends use Coinbase, it doesn't really make a difference, because Coinbase-to-Coinbase transactions are free and instant anyway, but they're focussing on the fact that if you need to send the funds on to another exchange, XRP is the best way to do it. It's not xRapid, in case you were wondering. It's just encouraging consumers to follow a manual process that imitates xRapid. I don't think it's a joke; it's not a product, just really good advice, that will encourage the use of XRP. Interesting.
  8. How does a node become a "direct peer" of another node? Aside from configuring private peers or clustering, is there an auto-discovery process to connect to the public network, or do you need to start with a known host? Is it anything to do with public hubs?
  9. Wow, that was close, glad you didn't lose everything in the process. Yes, I feel safer using a Nano than pulling out a piece of paper with a secret key written on it. As long as you don't rely on it as a primary means of storage.
  10. This specific case is that the owner of the hardware wallet has lost their 24 words. The inescapable fact is that at some point in the future, the hardware wallet will break, which will leave the owner with no way to access their funds. The only solution, short of physically hacking the device, is to send the XRP and other DAs somewhere else, create a new address with the hardware wallet and then send them back to the new address. Then, of course, make a backup of the 24 words. This has deviated from the point that the OP was trying to make.
  11. This has gone past the point where you can trust the key-storage device; he does not know his own secret key, and cannot retrieve it from the hardware wallet. Trusting a well known exchange for literally 5 minutes in order to regain control of your wallet is arguably worth it. The situation is unfortunate, but the solution is acceptable. Of course you need copies of your key, but in this case those are not available. Use an exchange or a software wallet, as per your risk appetite, but in this case you must take on some short term risk in order to reduce your overall risk.
  12. Lol, it's cheaper than losing it all in any case. I don't know what exchanges you can use, but for example Bitstamp has no withdrawal fee, so it will cost you about 0.000012 XRP to send to it there and nothing to send it back. Or else set up a software wallet temporarily, but that will cost you an extra 20 XRP. Seriously, even if you have to pay a bit of a fee to take it back off the exchange, it's worth it because right now you may as well have nothing if your intention is to hold long term, because electronic devices fail.
  13. Well sort yourself out man! Send the XRP somewhere else!
  14. @MegaNerd I broadly get what you're saying, fair enough to have it as an option - it's essentially spending $100 to create a secure paper wallet without needing to build an offline PC environment first. I just don't get the mentality that the updating process should be so intimidating that someone would rather buy a new Nano (which may not actually come with the current version) than just work through the update process. If there's some reason to think that there's a compromise on the old firmware your Nano's running, then wipe it before connecting to the PC, then update it, then reload it. And sure, it gets tense when updating a device with a lot of money on it, but the Nano is not the main "source" of that value, there's no risk of loss as long as you have your 24 words, as you know. I'd rather first attempt an update and risk it removing the seed on the Nano, and if it fails, then fall back to relying on the 24 words. Rather than having the 24 words as the one and only possibility - I find that more stressful. I don't mean to make an argument out if it though, it's a fair suggestion, the more options that people have to consider protecting their holdings, the better.
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