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Scam or not: Free-Litecoin.com

Since the launch of Quarry, I’ve received a lot of questions from individual Quarriors about the validity of certain programs and giveaways, and I’ve done my best to determine the validity of each one. At times, it can be very difficult to determine whether an offer is real or not on the internet, and when pressured to ACT NOW or that TIME IS LIMITED our fear of missing out can sometimes get the better of us.

So, this segment / post / topic is dedicated to the discussion of these so-called offers and whether or not they’re doing what they claim to be doing, ie: Paying out.

Real or Fake: Free-Litecoin.com

Well, at first glance the site seems okay, but any time someone is offering something ‘free’ — the question becomes: How? Unless it’s some sort of non-profit or government funded agency, revenue and operational costs always apply. So, how is this website benefiting?

The obvious answer here is through transaction fees, but my fear is that something more sinister lurks beneath the surface. Am I the product? Or… am I the prey?

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

๐Ÿ›‘ Red flag #1

FORCING REGISTRATION

I absolutely HATE having to create an account just to see what something is all about, and here we have this website doing exactly that. No proof, no nothing on the main page, and all links go straight to home. This is a bad sign.

โš ๏ธ Yellow flag #1

RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC HOT WALLET

Hot wallets are breach-able, and knowing where your wallet is located is half the battle. There are a number of fishing techniques that can work out your login and password for hot wallets. The only reason I don’t consider this a red flag is that the website is suggesting a relatively well-known wallet.

I must mention though, it is my opinion they’ve chosen LiteVault for the speed in which setting up a new wallet is possible, and certainly not for the security.

๐Ÿ›‘ Red flag #2

TERRIBLE ENGLISH

I’m not confident they’re even trying to have good English. The main site, before login, is okay — minor mistakes here and there — but once you create an account and login it gets pretty bad. At this point in the discovery process I’m feeling like the front-end section of the site was purchased and then customized the member’s section.

โš ๏ธ Yellow flag #2

NO SEARCH INFORMATION

Can’t find a lot of information about this website, so not many people are talking about it… meaning not many people are making any money. There is some payment proof out there, and this forum discusses it in some small detail, but the best exit scams have significant payment proof.

๐Ÿ›‘ Red flag #3

NO READILY AVAILABLE PROOF

The biggest worry I have is the fact that this system is not decentralized. You’re forced to have faith in the system, and can’t checkout their code or contract until you’ve gone through all the work trying it out.

The cynic in me says that this website is designed to gather Litecoin addresses, emails, and potential logins via LiteVault & registration while simultaneously promoting a snowball effect to get more Litecoin via gambling into the system with a main goal of exit scamming.

It does payout, at least for now — and fees do apply.

TL;DR: 3๐Ÿ›‘ + 2โš ๏ธ — PROCEED WITH CAUTION

What do you guys think?

Connecting Steemit to Quarry

๐ŸŽบ CALLING ALL STEEMITEERS! ๐ŸŽบ

Another super-cool feature is finally ready in Quarry from Token Block Friends.

Cross-post from steemit: Available now!

That’s right, we’ve gone and done it. Using SteemConnect, we’ve created a way for steemit users to get a leg-up in Quarry and cross-post from their accounts! This allows for a number of perks, namely bypassing the 1000 ROX post requirement and allowing for easy cross-posting of steemit account content.

Here’s how you do it:

First, simply navigate over to the ‘Account’ tab, and tap on the 3rd button that’s labeled:

‘Get ROX for STEEM POWER’

From there, you’ll see a new screen detailing all the information related to this feature. Tap on ‘Continue’ which will open web view of the SteemConnect page. Here, you need to submit your steemit username and your posting key OR your private key. Heavily recommend using your posting key! Checkout a guide for quickly finding it, here.

What you get — the Perks:

  1. Unlock posting and receive 1000 ROX;
  2. Post directly from steemit into Quarry;
  3. Get ROX for your STEEM POWER (SP);
    • 100 SP or less: +1000 ROX for every 10 SP
    • 101 – 1000 SP: +1000 ROX for every 20 SP
    • 1001 SP or more: +1000 ROX for every 50 SP

THE FINE PRINT

Bound steemit accounts cannot be unbound or linked to any other Quarry account. All ROX generated will be LOCKED and cannot be traded nor exchange.

LOCKED ROX? What are those…

Some big changes are coming down the pipe for how quarriors can use their influence inside the app. Having more ROX when up-voting will determine a number of new outcomes when deciding which posts should receive the most out of the reward pool.

More on that later.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Bind your steemit account today!

If you’ve never created a steemit account, you can do so here.

Top Quarriors: Nov 15th, 2018

Round Two

Boon Doge here again to announce the names of those among us with more than 10k ROX that contributed most to the app on 11/15/2018. To see the previous day’s post, go here.

Below are the usernames of powerful quarriors along with the amount of ROX to be redeemed for ETH:

Top Up-votes

  1. gww
    • 1,117 ROX
  2. gd
    • 1,758 ROX
  3. follow
    • 865 ROX
  4. Prem
    • 1337 ROX

Top Invites

  1. Eishal
    • 4,351 ROX
  2. mdraselh990
    • 2,127 ROX
  3. Praveen Rathod
    • 1,127 ROX

If you see your username listed above — WAY TO GO — be sure to check into the app and withdraw that ETH! You should have received a notification about withdrawing your ROX, but if you haven’t, navigate over to your Quarry tab to view redemption details.

Also

The first round of ETH cash-outs have been sent! For proof of transaction, please check out the official Quarry public address on etherscan:

https://etherscan.io/address/0xc35496b3d4b5f66b8beb98f14bff0f9b7a6094fd

Congratulations you guys!

If you haven’t seen your name called out yet, keep quarrying-on! Winners are chosen by their in-app activity for posts, up-votes, comments, and invites.

Everyone has a daily chance to reach the top — read up on how to get the most ROX here.

Top Quarriors: November 14th, 2018

Howdy my fellow Quarriors!

Boon Doge here again to announce the names of those among us with more than 10k ROX that contributed most to the app on 11/14/2018. Below are the usernames of powerful quarriors along with the amount of ROX to be redeemed for ETH:

Top Up-votes

  1. gww
    • 2,109 ROX
  2. Mahesh Singh
    • 1,590 ROX
  3. Ninja Duit
    • 616 ROX
  4. Woody Guo
    • 327 ROX
  5. Ramsina
    • 314 ROX

Top Invites

  1. Eishal
    • 3,351 ROX
  2. krishna
    • 1,860 ROX
  3. Promining
    • 1,860 ROX
  4. mdpavel
    • 1,860 ROX

If you see your username listed above — WAY TO GO — be sure to check into the app and withdraw that ETH! You should have received a notification about withdrawing your ROX, but if you haven’t, navigate over to your Quarry tab to view redemption details.

Also

The first round of ETH cash-outs have been sent! For proof of transaction, please check out the official Quarry public address on etherscan:

https://etherscan.io/address/0xc35496b3d4b5f66b8beb98f14bff0f9b7a6094fd

The ability to withdraw ROX as ETH (redeem) has been sent over the last few days, but not claimed, to the following users:

  1. Deep@k: 5,354 ROX
  2. follow: 5,660 ROX
  3. dark: 4,608 ROX
  4. Kray Gem: 2,900 ROX
  5. PRAVEEN RATHOD: 4,994 ROX
  6. max isuru: 1,976 ROX
  7. PASAN MR: 17,428 ROX

Congratulations you guys!

If you haven’t seen your name called out yet, keep quarrying-on! Winners are chosen by their in-app activity for posts, up-votes, comments, and invites.

Everyone has a daily chance to reach the top — read up on how to get the most ROX here.

Posting Etiquette in Quarry

I’ve seen a lot of different kind of posting and commenting going on in Quarry — some good, some not so good — And I decided to create a post about the do’s and do not’s where posting is concerned inspired by what I would say is the definitive authority on the matter.

Basic Posting Rules

  1. Stick to blockchain and crypto-related news;
  2. No airdrop referral posts;
  3. No pornography;
  4. No violence;
  5. Refrain from NSFW content.

For submitting airdrop referrals in-app, please see our post: All About Airdrops

Breaking the rules could result in your post being reported and at worst a ban of your account. The idea is to spread knowledge and information about blockchain, not to be a forum to take advantage of your fellow quarriors.

Please consider your community before posting anything, and if the answer to ‘Would I want to read about this?’ is ‘No!’ then please refrain from submitting that particular link.

Below is an edited and revised take on the reddit.com wiki article written to promote proper posting etiquette. You can find and review the full version of that article here.


Please do

  • Remember the human. When you communicate online, all you see is a computer screen. When talking to someone you might want to ask yourself “Would I say it to the person’s face?” or “Would I get jumped if I said this to a buddy?”
  • Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.
  • Moderate based on quality, not opinion. Well written and interesting content can be worthwhile, even if you disagree with it.
  • Use proper grammar and spelling. Intelligent discourse requires a standard system of communication. Be open to gentle corrections.
  • Look for the original source of content, and submit that. Often, a blog will reference another blog, which references another, and so on with everyone displaying ads along the way. Dig through those references and submit a link to the creator, who actually deserves the traffic.
  • Vote. If you think something contributes to conversation, up-vote it. If you think it does not contribute or is off-topic in, report it.
  • Search for duplicates before posting. Redundant posts add nothing new to previous conversations. That said, sometimes bad timing, a bad title, or just plain bad luck can cause an interesting story to fail to get noticed. Feel free to post something again if you feel that the earlier posting didn’t get the attention it deserved and you think you can do better.
  • Link to the direct version of a media file if the page it was found on isn’t the creator’s and doesn’t add additional information or context.
  • Link to canonical and persistent URLs where possible, not temporary pages that might disappear. In particular, use the “permalink” for blog entries, not the blog’s index page.
  • Consider posting constructive criticism / an explanation instead of reporting something, and do so carefully and tactfully.
  • Report any spam you find.
  • Browse the new submissions page (News) and vote on it. Regard it, perhaps, as a public service.
  • Actually read an article before you vote on it (as opposed to just basing your vote on the title).
  • Posts containing explicit material such as nudity, horrible injury etc, are not permitted and should stick to blockchain in context.
  • Use an “Innocent until proven guilty” mentality. Unless there is obvious proof that a submission is fake, or is whoring ROX, please don’t say it is. It ruins the experience for not only you, but the rest of us as well.

Please don’t

  • Engage in illegal activity.
  • Post someone’s personal information, or post links to personal information. This includes links to public Facebook pages and screenshots of Facebook pages with the names still legible. We all get outraged by the ignorant things people say and do online, but witch hunts and vigilantism hurt innocent people too often, and such posts or comments will be removed. Users posting personal info are subject to an immediate account ban. If you see a user posting personal info, please contact support (help@quarry.rocks). Additionally, on pages such as Facebook, where personal information is often displayed, please mask the personal information and personal photographs using a blur function, erase function, or simply block it out with color. When personal information is relevant to the post (i.e. comment wars) please use color blocking for the personal information to indicate whose comment is whose.
  • Repost deleted/removed information. Remember that comment was just deleted because it had personal information in it or was a picture of gore? Resist the urge to repost it. It doesn’t matter what the content was. If it was deleted/removed, it should stay deleted/removed.
  • Be (intentionally) rude at all. By choosing not to be rude, you increase the overall civility of the community and make it better for all of us.
  • Follow those who are rabble rousing against another person without first investigating both sides of the issue that’s being presented. Those who are inciting this type of action often have malicious reasons behind their actions and are, more often than not, a troll. Remember, every time someone who’s contributed large amounts of effort into assisting the growth of community as a whole is driven away, projects that would benefit the whole easily flounder.
  • Ask people to Troll others on Quarry, in real life, or on other blogs/sites. We aren’t your personal army.
  • Conduct personal attacks on other commenters. Ad hominem and other distracting attacks do not add anything to the conversation.
  • Start a flame war. Just report and “walk away”. If you really feel you have to confront them, leave a polite message with a quote or link to the rules, and no more.
  • Insult others. Insults do not contribute to a rational discussion. Constructive Criticism, however, is appropriate and encouraged.
  • Troll. Trolling does not contribute to the conversation.
In regard to voting
  • Report an otherwise acceptable post because you don’t personally like it. Think before you report and take a moment to ensure you’re reporting someone because they are not contributing to the community dialogue or discussion. If you simply take a moment to stop, think and examine your reasons for reporting, rather than doing so out of an emotional reaction, you will ensure that your reports are given for good reasons.
  • Mass report someone else’s posts. If it really is the content you have a problem with (as opposed to the person), by all means report when you come upon it. But don’t go out of your way to seek out an enemy’s posts.
  • Up-vote or report based just on the person that posted it. Don’t up-vote or report comments and posts just because the poster’s username is familiar to you. Make your vote based on the content.
  • Report posts just because you do not like them. You should only be using the report button if the post breaks the Quarry rules.
In regard to promoting Quarry posts
  • Hint at asking for votes. (“Show me some love!”, “Is this Trending worthy?”, “Vote This Up to Spread the Word!”, “If this makes the Trending Tab, I’ll adopt this stray cat and name it Quarry”, “If this reaches 500 points, I’ll get a tattoo of doge!”, “Up-vote if you do this!”, “Why isn’t this getting more attention?”, etc.)
  • Ask for up-votes in exchange for gifts or prizes. “Up-vote me to the top and I’ll give away …”
  • Create mass reports or up-vote campaigns. This includes attacking a user’s profile history when they say something bad and participating in ROX party groups.
In regard to new submissions
  • Post hoaxes. If snopes.com has already declared something false, you probably shouldn’t be submitting it to Quarry.
  • Flood Quarry with a lot of stories in a short span of time. By doing this you flood the News queue. Be warned, your future submissions may be automatically blocked by the spam filter.
  • Linkjack stories: linking to stories via blog posts that add nothing extra.
  • Use link shorteners to post your content. There are few reasons to hide what you’re linking to, and most of them are sneaky (if you are, use the “preview” feature that those services offer).
In regard to comments
  • Make comments that lack content. Phrases such as “Hi”, “Hello”, “this”, “lol”, and “I came here to say this” are not witty, original, or funny, and do not add anything to the discussion.
  • Announce your vote (with rare exceptions). “Up-vote” and “Report” aren’t terribly interesting comments and only increase the noise to signal ratio.
  • Complain about other users reposting/rehosting stories, images, videos, or any other content. Users should give credit where credit should be given, but if someone fails to do so, and is not causing harm, please either don’t point it out, or point it out politely and leave it at that.
  • Complain about the votes you do or do not receive, especially by making a submission voicing your complaint. You may have just gotten unlucky. Try submitting later or seek out other communities to submit to.
  • Complain about reposts. Just because you have seen it before doesn’t mean everyone has. Votes indicate the popularity of a post, so just vote. Keep in mind that linking to previous posts is not automatically a complaint; it is information.