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Title: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: RUEHL on May 10, 2014, 11:43:30 PM
"When we say big things, we mean big things"
#bitcoin #tothemoon

https://twitter.com/bitpay/status/465206481474686976


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: khme88 on May 11, 2014, 12:36:15 AM
They will bring us, the moon.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Cryptopher on May 11, 2014, 01:03:06 AM
Bah, I always take "to the moon" with a bucketload of salt. (From a day-trading perspective) We've been promised the moon on many things, and what actually transpires is smart traders making a load of cash on the hype, dumping, then making a load of coin on the inevitable drop that they triggered in profit taking.

Even worse, it may be something completely underwhelming. We'll see though...


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: PeterReid on May 11, 2014, 01:12:48 AM
Fire up the rockets and prepare for lift off  8)


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Ed4252 on May 11, 2014, 01:17:05 AM
I don't know about you, but I'm excited for this upcoming bubble.


"EMA / MA crossover is big this time around, which leads me to believe that the cross back will be a major move upward."  -tradingview


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: E-C.Guru on May 11, 2014, 01:39:33 AM
I'll ready my astronaut gear then... .. ... fk, I was hoping for a good Nights sleep. Tomorrow morning there won't even be time for coffee before I check my Exchange  :-\



/Guru





Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: justusranvier on May 11, 2014, 01:47:40 AM
Even worse, it may be something completely underwhelming. We'll see though...
Underwhelming? That's never happened before (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400.msg1227041#msg1227041).


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Chef Ramsay on May 11, 2014, 02:20:50 AM
http://i59.tinypic.com/2rgerua.jpg


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Elwar on May 11, 2014, 04:32:53 AM
I predict Dell will accept bitcoins online.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: circusmidget11 on May 11, 2014, 04:38:30 AM
I would guess ebay.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Stevenrm87 on May 11, 2014, 04:41:37 AM
I got word it has something to do with Google


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: NotoriousBIT on May 11, 2014, 04:41:53 AM
It won't be eBay.  They have way too much invested in Paypal to start accepting what is basically a direct competitor.  Amazon should be all over it though.

But I'm not holding my breath on any big news like this for awhile.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: maurya78 on May 11, 2014, 04:42:46 AM
Merchant adoption is great but what we really need is customer adoption to grow significantly

If bitpay has empaneled a big name, thats great but only one part of the picture


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: gweedo on May 11, 2014, 04:45:07 AM
I don't think it will be that big, they are using this as a marketing ploy as usual.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: NLNico on May 11, 2014, 04:47:19 AM
Hope it is more than a RTBTC-like acquisition :P


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: sweatynuts on May 11, 2014, 04:49:34 AM
eBay - PayPal will definitely jump on the bitcoin wagon


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Elwar on May 11, 2014, 04:50:36 AM
Or they are literally talking about some big things.

What can you buy online that is big?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: NLNico on May 11, 2014, 04:52:18 AM
Yeh, spaceships are big. Maybe they will provide a BTC donation address for NASA. To teh moon!


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Beliathon on May 11, 2014, 07:00:43 AM
Perhaps Bitpay is intent on simply waiting for the inevitable logarithmic cycle to play itself out, and then claim credit for the boom?

http://i.imgur.com/I8AIyEX.png


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: RomertL on May 11, 2014, 07:17:02 AM
Not ready for next bubble yet, not enough Bitcoin or fiat for buying!


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: QuestionAuthority on May 11, 2014, 07:25:15 AM
Maybe they got a pedophile on loan from the Bitcoin Foundation and their running a clothing sale (boys pants are half off).


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: TheButterZone on May 11, 2014, 07:29:27 AM
That's no moon. It's a space station.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: AtomicDoge on May 11, 2014, 07:37:55 AM
This better not be as disappointing as everyone else who has "big things" to announce.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: tianrui81317 on May 11, 2014, 07:46:37 AM
If it is Amazon, then it would have been tremendous, instead of BIG.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Puppet on May 11, 2014, 07:46:53 AM
Amazon is already on record that they will not be implementing bitcoin for now:
http://recode.net/2014/04/14/amazon-says-no-to-accepting-bitcoin-maybe-to-building-an-amex-or-visa-competitor/

As for "to the moon"/"big things", Virgin Galactic already accepts bitcoin, so that would be old news.

Im guessing Bitpay is being taken over. Quite possibly by Paypal.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: tianrui81317 on May 11, 2014, 07:50:12 AM
Amazon is already on record that they will not be implementing bitcoin for now:
http://recode.net/2014/04/14/amazon-says-no-to-accepting-bitcoin-maybe-to-building-an-amex-or-visa-competitor/

As for "to the moon"/"big things", Virgin Galactic already accepts bitcoin, so that would be old news.

Im guessing Bitpay is being taken over. Quite possibly by Paypal.

That would be tremendous news too, even if paypal only takes some of their shares.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: gweedo on May 11, 2014, 07:56:41 AM
The only big news after thinking a bit is that they are going to file for an ipo.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: johnscoin on May 11, 2014, 08:42:43 AM
Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon


Hope that to be true.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 11, 2014, 08:50:24 AM
This better not be as disappointing as everyone else who has "big things" to announce.

"The next Bitcoin Expo will be in Pattaya!" comes to mind. Rumor has it that there, boys pants are half off.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 11, 2014, 08:52:01 AM
Amazon is already on record that they will not be implementing bitcoin for now:
http://recode.net/2014/04/14/amazon-says-no-to-accepting-bitcoin-maybe-to-building-an-amex-or-visa-competitor/

As for "to the moon"/"big things", Virgin Galactic already accepts bitcoin, so that would be old news.

Im guessing Bitpay is being taken over. Quite possibly by Paypal.

Surely, it ain't Brock's taking it over, renaming it to BoyPay.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: cryptos on May 11, 2014, 09:35:29 AM
This seems logical for their announcement:

"BitPay Is Raising $30M At A $160M Valuation From Index"
http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/08/bitpay-index/ (http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/08/bitpay-index/)



Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Stevenrm87 on May 11, 2014, 10:39:25 AM
Maybe they got a pedophile on loan from the Bitcoin Foundation and their running a clothing sale (boys pants are half off).


how is being clever wroking out for ya?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: neighborrr on May 11, 2014, 10:51:06 AM
I'm sure it will not be eBay or google. Other assumptions?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: blatchcorn on May 11, 2014, 10:57:08 AM
Its Amazon.  I am panic buying  :D


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: E-C.Guru on May 11, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
Yeh, spaceships are big. Maybe they will provide a BTC donation address for NASA. To teh moon!


 :o ;D :o ;D


Perhaps they got some insider info about government banning bitcoin and therefor want to setup a safe Exchange on the moon. Will this make the btc price go up or Down?  ???


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: makebitcoin on May 11, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
I heard that Wall Street is about to buy in big but I've heard that before :)


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: QuestionAuthority on May 11, 2014, 03:28:03 PM
Maybe they got a pedophile on loan from the Bitcoin Foundation and their running a clothing sale (boys pants are half off).


how is being clever wroking out for ya?

Pretty good. Here's a better one. The announcement might be an event celebrating their position as the oldest Bitcoin business without an employee currently under investigation for a crime (although I have no proof of that).


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: gentlemand on May 11, 2014, 03:41:04 PM
Hopefully their record for exciting announcements is better than Blockchain.info.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: adub on May 11, 2014, 03:43:49 PM
Anyone remember reading about Bitpay doing a big funding round? Rumored to be pulling in $30mil? It's likely to be official news of that.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: toknormal on May 11, 2014, 04:05:00 PM
I wish they wouldn't do these "pre-hype hypes".

They just leave too much to the imagination.

Unless it's:

[1] - Amazon
[2] - Dell
[3] - Virgin buying out bitpay

...it'll now be a disappointment. Whereas if they'd just announce it straight out it wouldn't.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Campsis on May 11, 2014, 04:24:19 PM
My guess is paypal, too many payments being made trough paypal.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: iluvpie60 on May 11, 2014, 04:33:35 PM
Perhaps Bitpay is intent on simply waiting for the inevitable logarithmic cycle to play itself out, and then claim credit for the boom?

http://i.imgur.com/I8AIyEX.png

It sure looks logarithmic when you make the distance between 1,000 USD and 500 USD really small. Widen that out a bit and it doesn't look like shit. Idiots always posting FUD graphs rofl.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: zimmah on May 11, 2014, 05:03:36 PM
Perhaps Bitpay is intent on simply waiting for the inevitable logarithmic cycle to play itself out, and then claim credit for the boom?

http://i.imgur.com/I8AIyEX.png

It sure looks logarithmic when you make the distance between 1,000 USD and 500 USD really small. Widen that out a bit and it doesn't look like shit. Idiots always posting FUD graphs rofl.
it is logarithmic, the distance between 500 and 1000 is the same as the distance between 1 and 2 and 1000 and 2000.

it's a legitimate chart.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: BitAddict on May 11, 2014, 05:18:09 PM
BitPay is buying PayPal, just to shut it down... because they know we hate it  ;D


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: justusranvier on May 11, 2014, 05:56:12 PM
It sure looks logarithmic when you make the distance between 1,000 USD and 500 USD really small. Widen that out a bit and it doesn't look like shit. Idiots always posting FUD graphs rofl.
it is logarithmic, the distance between 500 and 1000 is the same as the distance between 1 and 2 and 1000 and 2000.

it's a legitimate chart.

Take a look at iluvpie60's signature. You've got to translate your explanation into a language he can understand. Like this:

Bro, do you even math?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: runam0k on May 11, 2014, 06:47:16 PM
"When we say big things, we mean big things"
#bitcoin #tothemoon

https://twitter.com/bitpay/status/465206481474686976

Or "When we say big things, we don't give a date" :-\


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: minimalB on May 11, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
These pre-announcements of announcements are somewhat annoying. Why are they doing that?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: BittBurger on May 11, 2014, 09:49:00 PM
Merchant adoption is great but what we really need is customer adoption to grow significantly

If bitpay has empaneled a big name, thats great but only one part of the picture

+ 100

I suppose merchants come before the customers though. 

But I agree - adding a major merchant is good for morale (speculation price increase) not for actual price increases based on adoption and commerce.

Hopefully that will come in time.

-B-


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: LiteCoinGuy on May 11, 2014, 09:52:58 PM
TO DAAA MOON, TO DAAA MOOON!








(sry)


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: findftp on May 11, 2014, 10:06:08 PM
Thank you for my new wall paper.
Can you make it 16:10?


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: franky1 on May 11, 2014, 10:14:11 PM
Thank you for my new wall paper.
Can you make it 16:10?

instead of waiting for th litecoinguy, here
1600x1000
http://i.imgur.com/Uiy7LAA.png


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: LiteCoinGuy on May 11, 2014, 10:26:19 PM
Thank you for my new wall paper.
Can you make it 16:10?

instead of waiting for th litecoinguy, here
1600x1000
http://i.imgur.com/Uiy7LAA.png

 :D thx franky1


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: googlemaster1 on May 11, 2014, 10:26:34 PM
Something tells me its some major charity.  That would make the most sense.

Or Wikipedia finally.  But who knows.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: findftp on May 11, 2014, 10:51:10 PM
Thank you for my new wall paper.
Can you make it 16:10?

instead of waiting for th litecoinguy, here
1600x1000
http://i.imgur.com/Uiy7LAA.png
Cheers!


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: franky1 on May 11, 2014, 10:54:16 PM
Thank you for my new wall paper.
Can you make it 16:10?

instead of waiting for th litecoinguy, here
1600x1000
http://i.imgur.com/Uiy7LAA.png
Cheers!

if you want a slight variation, try this
http://i.imgur.com/ppCl0oD.jpg


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: BittBurger on May 11, 2014, 11:06:57 PM
Use reverse human psychology. 

The wording is indicative and not coincidental.

Key words:   

1)  Big (its something large in size physically).  Not figuratively big I bet.
2)  They wouldn't say "To the Moon" to sound hip or trendy.  More likely its space related.

Im going with Virgin Galactic extending Bitcoin acceptance to Virgin Airlines.
Or SpaceX or some other Private agency that will have consumer moon rides in the next 20 years. 
The "big" thing of course would be the rocket.



Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: fiddelingones on May 11, 2014, 11:20:24 PM
Is there any reason for pre announcements? Like 2x as much attention for bitpay  ???

Anyway, nice to see good Bitcoin news after some time, whatever it is


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: gweedo on May 11, 2014, 11:43:12 PM
Anyway, nice to see good Bitcoin news after some time, whatever it is

Some of us have been making some huge announcements over the course of this month, now if media doesn't choose to find it important, then that is there problem but please don't generalize that media has no good news, so their is no good news in general it really makes the hard work sound unimportant, and that is far from the case.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: giszmo on May 11, 2014, 11:43:33 PM
Is there any reason for pre announcements? Like 2x as much attention for bitpay  ???
So basically you are saying that an announcement of an announcement is not news?
Anyway, nice to see good Bitcoin news after some time, whatever it is
And now you say it is "good news"?

Ah, I'm also so sick about announcements of announcements and would love to filter them out somehow but I understand companies do it for their extra buzz.


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 12, 2014, 08:23:52 PM
Is this it? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2626208/GuestLeader-worlds-booking-engine-accept-bitcoins-payment-hotel-stays.html


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: LiteCoinGuy on May 12, 2014, 09:32:58 PM
Is this it? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2626208/GuestLeader-worlds-booking-engine-accept-bitcoins-payment-hotel-stays.html

would be nice... but big?  ::)


Title: Re: Bitpay hyping something BIG on twitter...
Post by: franky1 on May 12, 2014, 09:36:52 PM
what i would consider big in the area of what bitpay does is this:

probably a buyout/partnership with a big fiat transmitter??

in regards to the $30mill capital thy have, maybe its a shareholder buy-up/partnership with something like paypal or western union perhaps.
making it easier to get hold of multiple currencies and bringing a FIAT transmitter into the bitcoin eco-space