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General Discussion / One of these coins is not like the others
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:06:13 pm »
I was browsing just now and noticed something peculiar.  Out of the top ten crypto-currencies, only one has gone up in value over the past 24 hours.

It's nice to be invested in a coin with a price somewhat independent of the price of Bitcoin, but I obviously don't consider ProtoShares just another alt-coin.

General Discussion / Is a scam? (update - probably not a scam)
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:00:47 pm »
I'm not sure if this is the right board to post this.  Mods, feel free to move it if necessary.

I found on a ProtoShares reddit post a link to  The site looks eerily similar to, and it invites site visitors to buy ProtoShares for 0.25 BTC per PTS (!).  Obviously anyone who has researched ProtoShares would understand that the price is very much higher than the current market price, but those who have not done their homework might not understand that.

I know better than to send any BTC there, but unfortunately some have sent BTC to the address for  I don't know for sure if it's a scam since no one has reported being scammed, but it feels potentially scammy to me.

UPDATE (11/19/2013):
Based on the conversation with the site owners in this thread, and given that no one has claimed to be scammed through this site, I conclude that is probably not a scam.  I have no first-hand experience with since I prefer less expensive ways to buy ProtoShares, but as long as the owners are upfront about the cost and do what they say they are going to do, they are welcome to charge whatever the market is willing to pay for ProtoShares.

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