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Title: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: guywhogotgoxed on November 10, 2011, 04:47:53 PM
just saw some tweet saying dwolla is gonna buy up a bunch of btc. time to buy or is someone trying to trick us?


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: worldinacoin on November 10, 2011, 05:10:07 PM
Let me guess your position, long on BTC I suppose?


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: SlaveInDebt on November 10, 2011, 05:15:57 PM
link


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: epetroel on November 10, 2011, 05:34:22 PM
link

seconded


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: wobber on November 10, 2011, 05:56:48 PM
Found it: http://bit.ly/aQCkLR


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: Crypt_Current on November 10, 2011, 06:12:25 PM
I just received an email from Dwolla this morning, just general updates as to what they're doing,

They are seeming to be making a big to-do about some kind of major change happening on December 15th

here's their blog entry about it:

http://blog.dwolla.com/on-december-15th-dwolla-will-change-as-we-know-it/

Edit:  "We think this is a necessary pivot to concentrate on the greater goal of the company, building a network"

HMMM, NETWORK YOU SAY????


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: ElectricMucus on November 10, 2011, 06:15:48 PM
Oh please buy, I think I have some bitcoinica margin left just in case. I might just be the one selling you the coins @3.3
lol


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: Crypt_Current on November 10, 2011, 06:17:54 PM
I'll buy... when it hits 2.30 :-D


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: gimme_bottles on November 10, 2011, 08:35:48 PM
I'll buy... when it hits 2.30 :-D

if thats not too early...


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: Nagle on November 10, 2011, 10:03:32 PM
http://blog.dwolla.com/on-december-15th-dwolla-will-change-as-we-know-it/

Edit:  "We think this is a necessary pivot to concentrate on the greater goal of the company, building a network"

Maybe they're going to get out of the Bitcoin business.


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: proudhon on November 10, 2011, 10:11:58 PM
lol, dwolla makes an announcement that they'll be announcing something.  Therefore, they're buying bitcoins!


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: BTCurious on November 10, 2011, 10:14:41 PM
Reminds me of the announcement of the announcement of extraterrestrial lifeÖ


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: Cluster2k on November 10, 2011, 10:49:45 PM
lol, dwolla makes an announcement that they'll be announcing something.  Therefore, they're buying bitcoins!

When you're long bitcoins and have watched them fall a very long way, any news is good news, no matter how unlikely.

I hear Muammar Gaddafi was found with a USB stick in his possession.  May have contained a wallet.dat...


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: finway on November 11, 2011, 02:17:01 AM
Are they going to build an alter chain ?


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: deepceleron on November 11, 2011, 03:53:47 AM
I just received an email from Dwolla this morning, just general updates as to what they're doing,

They are seeming to be making a big to-do about some kind of major change happening on December 15th

here's their blog entry about it:

http://blog.dwolla.com/on-december-15th-dwolla-will-change-as-we-know-it/

Edit:  "We think this is a necessary pivot to concentrate on the greater goal of the company, building a network"

HMMM, NETWORK YOU SAY????

The big change is probably something like a new $5 fee to transfer money to "concentrate on the greater goal".


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: ElectricMucus on November 11, 2011, 04:28:56 AM
Srsly guy it's just gonna be they got a new contract with a larger online shop, got an new AJAX enhanced payment processing site or something... you people can really make some humbo-jumbo out of nothing, you know how these PR types are.

Their CEO probably doesn't even know about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general and if bitcoin should ever become big enough that he would know it, it would be considered a competitor rather than a parter or a way to do business.

Stop hoping for the big players to suddenly jump on the bandwagon, bitcoin is not what they need, want or even approach. Bitcoin is something that has to grow from the roots and not even the hype scavengers of gawker can change that.


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: jimbobway on November 11, 2011, 06:36:52 AM
Srsly guy it's just gonna be they got a new contract with a larger online shop, got an new AJAX enhanced payment processing site or something... you people can really make some humbo-jumbo out of nothing, you know how these PR types are.

Their CEO probably doesn't even know about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general and if bitcoin should ever become big enough that he would know it, it would be considered a competitor rather than a parter or a way to do business.

Stop hoping for the big players to suddenly jump on the bandwagon, bitcoin is not what they need, want or even approach. Bitcoin is something that has to grow from the roots and not even the hype scavengers of gawker can change that.

The CEO of Dwolla most definitely knows about bitcoin.  I wonder if the CEO of Dwolla will actually embrace bitcoin...or is there something else he thinks could be better?  I am hoping it is bitcoin but we will see.


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: ElectricMucus on November 11, 2011, 06:43:27 AM
So definitely... that means you have proof of that.
The quote about that statement he made about bitcoin, lets see it.



PS: I would really like to know how much percentage of their business volume is related to bitcoin / exchanges, as stated earlier: lets see it also!  :)


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: jimbobway on November 11, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
So definitely... that means you have proof of that.
The quote about that statement he made about bitcoin, lets see it.



PS: I would really like to know how much percentage of their business volume is related to bitcoin / exchanges, as stated earlier: lets see it also!  :)

Sigh. I have to prove myself yet again.

http://www.siliconprairienews.com/2011/06/bitcoin-what-is-it-and-how-is-dwolla-involved-in-its-marketplace


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: ElectricMucus on November 11, 2011, 07:12:02 AM
So definitely... that means you have proof of that.
The quote about that statement he made about bitcoin, lets see it.



PS: I would really like to know how much percentage of their business volume is related to bitcoin / exchanges, as stated earlier: lets see it also!  :)

Sigh. I have to prove myself yet again.

http://www.siliconprairienews.com/2011/06/bitcoin-what-is-it-and-how-is-dwolla-involved-in-its-marketplace
Well

Quote
   "Now that our name popped up in a Fortune article referencing Bitcoins, the time to be silent is probably over."
    - Ben Milne, Dwolla founder

In a guest post on this site addressing the recent attention given to Dwolla because of Bitcoin, Dwolla founder and CEO Ben Milne wrote: "I canít go a day without talking about it or being asked about it. Whether it's the CEO of a billion-dollar company, a friend in passing, a reporter or someone in the financial institution space Ö apparently, Iím the guy to ask."

Yet not a single twitter post mentioning bitcoin...

http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/bitcoin%20from%3Abpmilne
http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/bitcoin%20from%3Adwolla

Shady sources I tell you, very shady...  :-\


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: BadBear on November 11, 2011, 07:41:04 AM
I smell desperation. 


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: cbeast on November 11, 2011, 08:02:32 AM
How much Bitcoin could you theoretically buy in a day using a trading bot without making it obvious and driving up the price?


Title: Re: some large company about to invest heavily in BTC?
Post by: Nagle on November 12, 2011, 06:36:40 AM
Also, Dwolla is not a "large company". Dwolla is a few people in a hacker space in Des Moines, Iowa.