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1  Economy / Economics / Diversifying? on: August 22, 2017, 01:11:46 PM
I bought my bitcoin a few years ago now. I was and am a believer, but the massive price increase has me worried that I am now overly invested in bitcoin.

It looks like I have 75% of my money in Bitcoin. Obviously it wasn't always like that, and it with the price rising so much recently, I find myself with a fair amount of money available for the first time in my life!
I know that Bitcointalk probably isn't the best place to ask this, but would you recommend diversifying and if so, in to what?

I was very happy when the price was $1000, but now it feels like I have enough that I could buy a flat or something. It used to be a speculative thing for me, I had invested what I could afford to lose, but now the price has risen so much that it could be easy come easy go, and the price falls back down to where it was last year.

2  Bitcoin / Electrum / Signing a Multisig (2FA) wallet on: August 08, 2017, 12:31:21 PM
With some of the airdrop alts offering freebies to Bitcoin holders, I was wondering if there is a way to sign/verify my bitcoin address, if I have a 2FA Multisig address?
The addresses I am talking about start with a 3, and so far when I have tried, they don't spit out a code when I try to sign a message.

I know the easy answer is that I could move my coins out of the multisig wallet, then sign from the new address, but is that the only way?
3  Bitcoin / Electrum / Fingerprint log in on: July 18, 2017, 07:25:39 AM
is there a way to add a biometric, preferably a fingerpint, lock to you Electrum wallet?
I would like it on top of my normal password, just in case.

I prefer the simplicity over normal 2FA, which can easily be lost.
4  Local / Off-Topic (Deutsch) / INSIGNITUS GOLD - kennt jemand das? on: May 04, 2017, 04:35:08 PM
Kennt jemand hier INSIGNITUS GOLD?
Ich habe die gerade entdeckt, aber schicke ungern Geld an eine mir unbekannte Firma.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / New records for Alts? on: March 17, 2017, 07:51:25 AM
Has any major alt ever traded consistenly above 0.1BTC, something that isn't called 21 or unobtanium, just a plum normal alt?  Obviously ZEC was way above that for a while, but has settled in below it.
Now DASH could pass that in the near future.

Has any alt ever had 25% of the market cap of Bitcoin before? ETH basically has that now. I don't think litecoin ever got close.

I am not saying that I think that the alts will overtake Bitcoin, but even though Bitcoin is at a historically high price, alts are at all time highs against Bitcoin. I mean ETH has a higher market cap now than Bitcoin did in 2015!

6  Economy / Services / Buying from Amazon.co.uk with Bitcoin possible? on: March 12, 2017, 07:32:16 PM
I wanted to ask if there is any company that I can use to buy from Amazon.co.uk using bitcoin.

I want to buy a few gifts, mybe 50 pounds worth, but I don't use my UK bank account anymore.  I have used all4btc successfully in the past, but their server is down and the customer service isn't responding.

I don't want to use Purse.io. I had the police knocking at my door after ordering from them and the buyer decided to claim it wasn't recieved, even though it was. 

So any suggestions? No gift cards bought with stolen credit cards either please. I just want to be able to use bitcoins to buy something easily and legally in a different country.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / 0 confirmations after 8 hours on: January 02, 2017, 06:27:17 AM
I moved some bitcoin yesterday and it hasn't been confirmed. It seems to have been broadcast as I can see that it was sent on the receiving account, but it still has no confirmations.

b27ee2c9db183d2569a88dc9a6d3a7fc08a041964ddf660338d1bf8b80826339

Is it because I used a slightly older Electum wallet (2.5.4)? Will it confirm eventually or is it not going to happen?
Any tip in Electum (now 2.7.12) for how I can push/re-broadcast the transaction? Or even cancel it.
8  Bitcoin / Mining / 4 blocks in 2 hours on: January 01, 2017, 11:07:16 PM
Is it normal that so few blocks are being mined at the moment?

I see 4 blocks have been mined in the last 2h15. I don't often check the number of blocks being mined, but 4 blocks instead of the expected 13 seems to be way off from normal to me.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Are we in a bubble? on: November 16, 2016, 03:41:14 PM
I follow crypto stuff and have done for a long while, but I justed looked on coinmarketcap and saw in the top 30 some names like DigixDAO, PeerPlays, Stellar Lumens, Shadowcash, Stratis and Xaurum.
I haven't heard of any of them!  They all have a market cap of over $8mill too. One year ago only the top 10 coins or so had a market cap of over $8 million.

I know lots of fanboys who hold the above coins will now post saying that they are great (until they sell them), but it looks to me like we are in a bubble.

What do you think, bubble or just lots of good coins!?
10  Bitcoin / Electrum / Storing my seed in Lastpass on: May 27, 2016, 12:12:14 PM
How do the Electrum pros here feel about storing the seed in Lastpass?

I haven't done it at the moment, but I do feel like storing bits of paper with seed codes on isn't a great long term strategy.
11  Economy / Gambling discussion / London Marathon on: April 24, 2016, 08:20:30 AM
Anyone watching or betting on the London Marathon?
I couldn't find a BTC market for it, but I have taken a chance on Bekele each way.  Apparently he is on form.

I think Kipchoge wins, Biwott and Bekele 2nd and 3rd.

I don't know with the women, Keitany and Jeptoo should be there or thereabouts.  It'll be interesting to see if Ethiopia keeps up it's recent domination over Kenya.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin Boulevard in the Hague on: April 08, 2016, 02:35:25 PM
I am in the Hague for the weekend, and I had read a while back that it is a real Bitcoin hotspot.

http://www.coindesk.com/video-hollands-bitcoin-boulevard-celebrates-two-successful-months/
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoin-boulevard-bitcoin-part-everyday-life-dutch-neighbourhood/

I just went down to the 'bitcoin boulevard' and walked the length of the streets, there was 1 closed vegetarian restaurant and 1 expensive other restaurant.

Are we being lied to about the bitcoin revolution, or did I miss something??  I was in Berlin last year too, and found 1 place that accepted bitcoin, and that was because I searched for it in advance and travelled across town to find it!
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Mens World Half Marathon Championships on: March 26, 2016, 09:08:03 AM
no football today, or not much interesting stuff anyway.

Is there any crypto bookie that is offering prices on the world half marathon championships?
I would like to bet on Kamworor, though I think him and Karoki will battle it out.

I don't think Farah will be an issue in the race, unless they stupidly run a slow race and let him out kick them at the end.
14  Local / Suche / Suche Silbermünzen (gegen Bitcoin) on: March 17, 2016, 08:15:56 PM
Möchte jemand Silbermünzen gegen Bitcoin tauschen? Ich biete Silber-Spotpreis an.
Fragen bitte PN.

15  Economy / Speculation / Why A Hedge Fund Manager Who Made A Killing From Subprime Is Buying Bitcoin on: February 27, 2016, 12:40:20 PM
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-26/why-hedge-fund-manager-who-made-killing-subprime-buying-bitcoin

This seems like fairly sound logic, and is very bullish for Bitcoin.  So little money would have to move into bitcoin to move the price into 4 figures. As they say:
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sit back and watch as we witness the second coming of the bitcoin bubble, one which could make the previous all time highs in the digital currency, seems like a low print.
16  Economy / Speculation / Google Trends on: June 20, 2015, 08:31:05 AM
"Google searches for bitcoin up 102% in past week"

It's been pretty flat for quite a while now, but this week has seen more than double the number of google searches for bitcoin.
A good sign I think.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Increased Block Size - how will it affect me? on: June 12, 2015, 09:07:14 AM
So I am a Bitcoin user, I don't mine, I don't have a node, I do keep the blockchain upto date on my PC and leave it open so people can upload it.
I am basically a simple Bitcoin user.  If and when a hardfork is done so that more transactions can be done per block (say 1mb now to 20mb after the hard fork), how will that affect me?

If I only use Blockchain or another online wallet, will I have to do anything, or will it pass me by completely?

Do I just have to get a new Bitcoin QT after the fork? Will my current version stop working?  Will I have to redownload the blockchain (I bloody hope not!).  I have posted this in Beginners as it is a basic question that interests me as a basic bitcoin user and will probably interest true beginners too.
18  Economy / Speculation / Greece to adopt Bitcoin as currency on: April 01, 2015, 01:30:21 PM
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-01/greek-finmin-greece-will-adopt-bitcoin-if-eurogroup-doesnt-give-us-deal

I think it would be a dreadful idea, and it will never happen, but that is pretty interesting that people in positions of power are actually thinking about adopting Bitcoin!
19  Other / Politics & Society / Saudi Arabia attack Yemen on: March 26, 2015, 07:14:54 AM
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-25/another-middle-east-war-breaks-out-saudi-arabia-begins-bombing-yemen

Another middle eastern proxy war has broken out.  I don't see it being a major one, but it is another domino that could topple starting off a major war between the new powers and the old.
20  Bitcoin / Mining / Quantum computing on: March 17, 2015, 04:57:19 PM
I understand that quantum computing will be a game changer in cryptography, but ignoring the fact that they would be able to crack the Bitcoin SHA-256 encryption, would they be amazing at bitcoin mining too?

Would they ruin crypto mining for the masses?
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