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  The Bitcoin Cash Hash War: ABC vs SV
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-20, 04:15 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (4)

"The BCH hard fork is the first ‘real’ war between two big players in the blockchain space. Even though the underlying changes are relatively minor and easy to reach a compromise on, neither party is willing to end the war in the interest of the rest of the blockchain world. Like any real war, this does not come cheaply. It is estimated that both sides currently burn between $300,000 to $400,000 a day to fuel the hash war. Additionally, just as in the real world, the conflict spread to the rest of the blockchain economy and wiped out almost $40 billion of the total digital asset market."

https://medium.com/ironchain-capital/the...ef73a569dc

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  Bitcoin on my local news
Posted by: BobBobert - 2018-11-20, 04:12 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (6)

Bitcoin featured on Radio Scotland (BBC Radio Station) Business News today - for the first time I recall.  There was a couple of funny bits where the reporter stated that the shares in BTC had tumbled to around a third of what they were a year ago!  Not quite shares, but I knew what he meant Smile

He mentioned the recent hard fork and named it too.  I was impressed.

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  Tip. Look at DashGreen (Dashg)
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-19, 09:01 AM - Forum: Bitcoin and Altcoin - Replies (5)

It's a new project and the price is rising each day now.

I think there is a window for some weeks still to get in. 

You can also choose to setup a masternode and get reward. It's highly profitable still. 

Since I have meetings all day I can't tell you more but maybe Hugues can.  He found this project and I'm grateful to him.

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  72 Hours Left To Invest in Gab.com
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-17, 01:12 PM - Forum: General discussion - No Replies

If you are supporting free speech investing in Gab is what you should do. Got this email from them:

"GAB

Hello everyone,

As of this writing we have under 72 hours left to accept investments in Gab.com. We have about $20,000 left before we hit our goal of $1.07m. We are so proud and humbled to have the support of 1300+ investors who will be joining us on our journey to build the home of free speech online. With this capital we will be able to expand our engineering team, refine the product, and work on our own internal infrastructure to see to it that Gab stays online, thrives, and continues to grow.
The minimum investment is $252 and we are proud to once again involve The People in the process. If you are interested in investing, now is the time to do so. Achieving our fundraising goal will send a clear message to the lying mainstream media, vicious political activists, and others who have been attacking our community and infrastructure from every angle over the past few weeks. Thanks to The People, Gab has proven itself to be anti-fragile and resilient.
We now have a stable hosting provider and domain registrar who are both standing by our side in the fight for free speech online. We highly recommend you transfer any domains you have to Epik.com to show your support to our new registrar, who has also been under attack by the media, political activists, and more. If you have domains on GoDaddy or anywhere else, please consider transferring them over to Epik.com.
If you're interested in investing in Gab and becoming a shareholder, you can learn more and do so here in the next 72 hours: https://www.startengine.com/freespeech

Thanks, and remember to speak freely!


Thanks and remember to speak freely!"

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  Crypto Crash: Why the Crypto Market is Going Down -Thu Nov 15
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-15, 01:09 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (19)

This is bad news.

"Why is the crypto market going down?

  • Bad Press: public perception of the currency is affected by headlines of crashes as well as negative statements by financial institutions questioning the validity of the currency. One example of this effect is the event in 2017 where the CEO of JP Morgan threatened to fire any worker that invests in bitcoin in his investment bank. The digital currency suffered a 6% loss in value immediately.
  • Inadequate security: for bitcoin to gain stability, merchants, and consumers need a safe spot to store funds. Sadly, security issues are affecting the trust as well as bitcoin use. Some notable events happened last year when two exchanges were robbed of their funds. Cyber thieves have also stolen lots of money from crypto exchanges.
  • Stringent government regulation: bitcoin is decentralized and has not central authority regulating it. This allows users to avoid regular payment processes. It is attractive to lots of users because it means zero inflation or the central It also attracts cyber thieves who love stealing without leaving a digital footprint. Governments have refused to adopt the currency because financial institutions and banks are concerned about its ability to promote laundering or commit crimes. Earlier this year, the finance minister of India said cryptocurrencies would not be recognized as a legal tender by the country. It will also discourage the adoption because of the widespread use in different illegal activities. Also, facebook requires crypto and bitcoin advertisers to pass through a stringent approval process. It also banned ads for initial coin offering.
  • Delay in the ruling of bitcoin ETF by SEC: experts also believe that the approval of this fund could cause BTC value to skyrocket. The application was previously rejected due to the volatility of the digital currency. The delay has affected other cryptos as well, not just BTC."

https://smartereum.com/28708/crypto-cras...hu-nov-15/

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  Me... and my crazy life
Posted by: Cell - 2018-11-14, 09:55 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (5)

Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that I regularly read all your posts and comments... but don't have time to answer as fast as I use to do. First, Mrs Cell and I are making some plans for the next winter... We might move, but we are not yet sure about that. But, just planning this is taking a lot of my time.

Secondly, after the death of my father, we (as a family) are discovering things that are somewhat hard to deal with (well, not for me, but for some of my brothers and sisters). He was a wealthy crazy man... and, you know, money attracts sharks and problems. My father's papers are a mess... he was also a well known man which is another part of the problem. And, I was the one that my father choose to take care of all this mess after his death... well.

So these two events in my like, added to my work (I still work... I don't know if I should, but I can't stop for my own sake right now), take me all my spare time... So take all my silences for what they are: just the consequence of a really busy life for an old man.

I don't even play tennis more than two hours a week right now... My game shape is suffering a lot! Wink

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  3commas. Let the bot trade for you.
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-11, 04:26 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (11)

Cell mentioned "3commas"  in another post in here some days ago. I signed up and have tried auto trading with pocket money for ~ 40 hours now. You are free to trade with all the bots for 3 days. After that  you need a paid subscription. It's $90 a month for access to the advanced bots. If you are to make $90 by using the bots I think you need at least $1000 in crypto or more depending on the trading strategy and coins to trade of course. The composite bot gives you the possibility to trade many pairs at the same time. I like the overview given by 3commas. I'm not sure I like bots, but on the other hand it creates volume. One strategy is to take low profits like 1% since the bot will keep track of the market for you.

Bot trading is only working on Binance, but you can trade on more exchanges yourself using their Smarttrade functionality. 

I have not yet decided if I will sign up for a paid subscription or not. If you sign up please use my referral link  https://3commas.io/?c=tc82294.

Comments are welcome.

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  news.bitcoin.com writing about initiative q
Posted by: Junior - 2018-11-07, 09:43 PM - Forum: Bitcoin and Altcoin - Replies (1)

news.bitcoin.com writing about initiative q. Not the best article to date and is one of the more unserious, but it's kinda big that news.bitcoin.com is writing about it.

https://news.bitcoin.com/is-initiative-q...t-bitcoin/

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  What will be the 3 big cryptocurrencies in 2020?
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-06, 11:08 AM - Forum: Bitcoin and Altcoin - Replies (3)

As can be seen from this article we have 3 winners. Ethereum, IOTA and ....... Elastos. Hugues already predicted this.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-3-bi...s-kraemer/

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  Will Cryptocurrencies Replace Fiat?
Posted by: Carsten - 2018-11-04, 12:42 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (8)

Here is some interesting highlights of the article:

"I believe that cryptocurrencies, in its current form, cannot replace fiat money. "

"no cryptocurrency can replace fiat money as medium of exchange if there is no inflation. Inflation is a requirement for stability of value, and stability of value is one of the most important requirements for a medium of exchange."

"Central Banks

I understand the cryptocurrency intellectual’s hatred of central banks. Central banks exist as socialist centers of control in an otherwise capitalist, decentralized world. Each central bank is fundamentally a dictatorship ruling over its captive fiefdom. There is an unholy alliance between a central bank and the government that sponsors it: the government allows the central bank to control the local currency, in return the central bank allows the government easy access to money. "

"central banks are not a market phenomenon — the central bank in any one country exists for one reason only: it’s there by law and not by Adam Smith’s “invisible hand”."

"We can’t predict the future, but we know for sure that the U.S. government owes the Fed and bond-holders something to the tune of 22 Trillion USD. It cannot possibly pay for this borrowed money, but there is a way out, and cryptocurrencies can only help. How? By allowing the USD to decrease in value. This has happened before, in fact a number of times. Besides, it’s not just the U.S. who will be doing this: Japan, China, and the European countries all have huge debt, and so we can expect the Yen, the Yuan, and the Euro to devalue also."

"It was relatively easy to get rid of banks of old and their bank notes, and impose a central bank. This time, it won’t be so easy to tame the wild world of cryptocurrencies. Who will win? I think this time the people will finally win."


https://medium.com/coinmonks/will-crypto...2ca57b751b

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