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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Ask Any Crypto Question - A Thread By a 6-Year Crypto Vet on: October 04, 2019, 06:52:14 PM
This is a new thread, a follow-up from a thread created a year ago


I've been active within crypto, nearing 6 years now. It is my passion to share my experiences, talents, wisdom and assisting others with wisdom and insight into all things related to crypto. Over the years, I've been involved in over 40 crypto and blockchain projects and have been friends with some of the biggest legendary figures known to crypto. I've helped coins that still linger in the top 20 and many more that have been in the top 100.

But, this thread is for my beloved Altcoin community on Bitcointalk, whom I vigorously watch, read, merit and occasionally comment on your threads.



I invite you and anyone to ask any question pertaining to cryptocurrency and blockchain.

The only types of questions i will not answer, are those specific to a crypto, questions like "What do you think about Ethereum?" "What coin are you investing in?" ... etc.






This thread should not be used for investment/trading decisions or be declared as financial advice. Always DYOR and always invest/trade carefully.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Delusional Investors, Traders, Holders & Crypto Teams on: September 23, 2019, 08:13:01 PM
We are no longer in an era that will see particular crypto's double or triple overnight for no reason. Many investors, especially in IEOs and ICOs are looking to coins and business with the mindset of "getting-rich-quick," when in fact, the majority of IEOs and ICOs to launch this year have barely held over 2x ROI, especially if you factor-out most of Binance-shilled cryptos, in which have been losing their luster and freshness over the last 2-3 months.

If you're willing to gamble, go play a slot machine. If you're looking to get rich or die trying, go play a slot machine. If you consider yourself a wise investor, then question the teams to no end and be sure every loose end is tied up with a bow before you spend 1 cent sending your money.

In general, crypto investors, traders and profit seekers are very lazy and mostly uneducated. But, this is changing a steady pace, as the average crypto investor has become much more wise and much more cautious, but the majority are still making mistakes that will destroy their lives and entire savings.

In this climate, every crypto to launch, no matter who's backing or has given it legitimacy has been untested, even more so towards IEOs, often piggy-backing on their host-shills for publicity and guidance.


1) Never listen to any news outlet about their predictions about coin markets
2) Never listen to any shill, rating, Twitter or useless influence about any crypto. Use them as a reference only
3) Never invest if you can't afford it
4) If you want to take a risk, weigh your positives and negatives.
5) If you're throwing your money around blindly, go play a slot machine instead, you have the same odds
6) Always question everything, every move and every practice.
7) If the team has no developments, they are a shitcoin. If they have no marketing, they are a shit coin. If they have no volume, there is no demand, they are a shitcoin. If they are relying on 1 particular brand or business for their entire crypto to succeed, they are a shitcoin. If they promise and do not fulfil on their promises and words, then that's a scamcoin.


These are some of the many guidelines to follow, there are many more good insights and inputs that will be given and have been given. In summary, invest in your knowledge and always be cautious about over-hyped shitcoins. It's a rarity to find any tested team, who understands crypto and the entire market and how they fit in, with their niche. There are far fewer projects that understand economic principals and underlying trends within the markets. And it's even more of a rarity to find any niche that hasn't already been satisfied.


Be cautious, be safe and question everything. Most crypto teams have no clue in what they are doing or how to run a business, this is coming from a person who's been around giants of crypto and the smallest of cryptos for over 5 years now. I've seen it all and it's more pathetic than you can imagine.
3  Other / Meta / Links in Altcoin Discussions and Elsewhere on: September 21, 2019, 04:21:23 PM
There's a common occurrence recently within altcoin discussions, there's a flood of individuals posting links and promoting their news/blogs. While the content is generally good, this generally does not yield authentic and "good" quality threads.

Occasionally, there are links to malware and malicious sites as well, which i frequently report.


Ban Jr members and lower ranks from posting links in Bitcointalk. A lesser severe ban would be in specifically altcoin sections, which will follow the rules of competing forum sites as well.

This problem has always been somewhat persistent, but has increasingly been a problem occurring within the last few months.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Situation with Bitcoin and Alts on: September 12, 2019, 04:32:59 PM
I frequently view discussions about an upcoming "alt-coin season," meaning altcoins will reclaim lost dominance that has and is being captured by Bitcoin. In the current state, crypto is undergoing a transition, from being secluded in various of corners of the internet, breaking out and exposing itself to further integration into existing business, new businesses and society itself.

Altcoins are important for one factor, it's ever-evolving and changing. Bitcoin's capabilities will only go so far, but there are various of top blockchains that are gaining ground in various of niche's and territories that Bitcoin could never reclaim. There will be a realization soon by all investors in crypto, that many altcoins are undervalued with respect to their network size, the underlying tech behind them and the overall value these blockchains offer to the real-world.

There are many altcoins that are still heavily overpriced, despite experiencing alt-time lows-vs BTC pairing and there are many more alts that are heavily under priced (for their integration, network and functioning as a business) that will soon be realized by all. This is why, if the next major alt-season comes, the reigning thought is many shitcoins will die out. This is somewhat true, because in the end, if there is money to be made, it will be made regardless of what the shitcoin looks like.

My encouragement to everyone, is patience and understand exactly why you're holding or have invested in your particular altcoin or shitcoin. It may ultimately be sound reasoning to cut your losses short on a particular coin and delve into an existing, functioning business and highly active team around their particular blockchain or protocol. Money is to be made on alts, the time is ever looming on us all. Bitcoin is the leader, but crypto does not end with Bitcoin, it only ever started with Bitcoin.
5  Economy / Service Announcements / CTE Advisor | Strategic & Growth ICO, STO & IEO Advisor on: September 12, 2019, 03:41:36 PM


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About CTE Advisor & T.k. Hamed:

Coin Trader‘s Evolution (CTE) Advisor was founded from the ashes of the first altcoin information site, Coins Source Inc (2013-2015), which innovated and transformed the crypto space entirely. There were many leftover pieces, contacts and ongoing project involvements, forming under a creative specific company to address these issues was needed.

I’ve been in crypto-currency since the very first alt-coins and invested in the first ICO’s on Bitcointalk.org. I continue to invest hundreds of hours on a weekly basis (researching, advising clients and etc.) and over the past 5-years, gained tens-of-thousands of hours of crypto-experiences. These unique experiences are specific to crypto, from development to community reception, SEM marketing and many other factors pertaining to what it takes to be a successful crypto.




Feel free to contact for more information or general inquiries

Telegram: @tk808
About my History: Bitcointalk History



(for newbies and the broader community) Have a crypto-question? I'm more than happy to answer it https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4930584.0
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What Makes a Successful Crypto on: August 28, 2019, 08:12:52 PM
There are 3 components that every good crypto project continues to improve on

1) Technical capabilities & Delivering on Technical goals
2) Marketing, Community and Adoption
3) Integration, Partnerships, Usability and Company Structure


From these 3 distinct categories, there's a whole infrastructure and sub-categories that can be stemmed. Ultimately, there are teams who solely focus on 1/3 areas and neglect the others; this is ultimately what we call shitcoins. Most top 50-100 coins have at least captured 2/3 of these areas, with only a select handful of gems attaining or about to attain all 3 levels of success.

Ultimately, every project I see can be defined by these basic and generic overview of essential capabilities I view. Again, I want to stress there are several areas to emphasize within these categories there are numerous of sub-categories, such as legality, financials, revenue, market share, competition and a whole host of other factors that make up any successful business
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Satoshi to "Reveal Idenity" on August 18th on: August 16, 2019, 08:52:37 PM
Can't really express anything but skepticism and bullshit, a PR stunt.


Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/16/1903230/0/en/Visionary-Bitcoin-Creator-Satoshi-Nakamoto-to-Reveal-Identity.html
Reveal site: https://satoshinrh.com/
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / A 2019 Critical Crypto Overview on: August 16, 2019, 07:56:25 PM
(note, there will be no sources or no data to backup what's expressed, this is purely a critical thought overview from someone who's been in this scene for over 5.5 years now, and spends several hours per day examining and reading everything on blockchain/crypto).

I've been meaning to write some sort of crypto overview for a while now. The current era of crypto initially was shaped in 2017, with the build-up period occurring between 14'-17'. In today's climate, there's much more capital flowing into cryptocurrency, giving legitimacy and this more observable today than ever in every aspect that has to deal with crypto, more notable, this has brought some stability within the markets. Due to the amount of capital needed to "pump" markets, there remains a grand gateway to actually realizing significant profits, especially if you've been accustomed (like me), to seeing major volatile swings of double-digit %'s on a daily basis. this is just no longer the case, unless a catalyst occurs or some exchange or trader bot goes haywire.


In today's climate, we can segment the market by 5 particular individuals

1) The average crypto investor and trader, not necessarily part of any large organization. This generally ranges from a crypto casual who's interested in this new industry, to individuals looking to create wealth in a very quick period.

2) The entrepreneur who's seeking to raise capital for a business venture and decides to create a "blockchain" gimmick and a new shitcoin to actually be funded through IEO's or less common these days, ICO's

3) The scavenger, generally the types of guys looking to earn any crypto however they can. More often than not, this is a full-time for some guys who can yield thousands of USD per month, through bounties, airdrops and every way team's use crypto's to gain traction.

4) The service/business guy. An entire industry has cropped up since mid-2017 and these are often parasites of the crypto world. Generally, business/services around blockchain tech and crypto are in their infancy, but are maturing quickly. This section ranges from the useless "I’ll promote your coin to 100k users" to business offering liquidity, exchanges and etc.

5) Institutionalist, which is occurring a very rapid pace currently and unlike ever before. This will be discussed heavily, but these are the big guns and outside parties whom are looking to shy away from every conventional (and albeit, corrupted) means of launching a crypto and use their powerhouse name to drive forward new tech, financing or service.



I wanted to define these categories, because it's crucial to understand who's involved in crypto these days and why there's currently a battle occurring, the small guy is no longer essential to the survival of most major crypto's, institutionalists are quickly taking over the scenes, for very good reasons, but they come at heavy repercussions and pull many ignorant eyes on crypto, namely, governments.


Where we are with adoption

In the past 8 months or so, the climate has undergone an ID change, shifting away from the roots in what crypto was founded on, now catering to mass audiences, mass-media and overall the beginnings of integration into society. We're currently at a breaking point where crypto is essentially the new kid on the block and everyone wants a slice of the pie or to be recognized for their excellence in the field (this is the reigning mentality for economists, institutionalists, shills and everyone who talks about crypto). Big financial institutions are no longer on the sidelines discrediting Bitcoin or blockchain, but are entering the acceptance phase that Bitcoin and blockchain is not going away anytime soon, but on the contrary, is in its infancy stages waiting to be nurtured and milked.

I once said somewhere on these forums, when you sit down with an accountant or some financial advisor and they recommend Bitcoin and crypto to you, then you know this industry has become something that many of the oldest guys on these forums known since 2011, this is a financial revolution and it has reached mainstream audiences.

With this increased awareness, we’re now seeing a pool of ignorant and clueless individuals, to those who seek to discredit or de-legitimize the industry entirely with one of the most common associations with crypto, criminal activity. But in several regards, this is a false blanket statement.

Leading into financial capital. The beginning of this year saw a 3.5k-4k BTC, dipping to a low-point of around 3k. Since then, Bitcoin has grown by x3 in under 8 months, and there is no sign for another recession for Bitcoin occurring soon, due ever economic and political uncertainty in the world. In the current state and it has been observed in the paste 3-5 months or so that Bitcoin is being ran by big-guys, hedging the world markets (in many respects, but not a direct correlation like gold) to Bitcoin. Thus, with Bitcoin being legitimatized first and often synonymous with cryptocurrency, altcoins have suffered to all-time lows vs BTC pairings. The average crypto investor and trader fell behind the curve and most where unaware of how Bitcoin is essentially the gateway drug into crypto as a whole, driving forward major sell-offs of altcoins for Bitcoin. This was never unheard of btw, this idea of that "Your bitcoin portfolio valuation" was an idea since the dawn of altcoins, it was always about how much your altcoins held with Bitcoin and how many Bitcoin’s you could ever gain.

One has to ask, why is Bitcoin so special? The answer is simple, it is the original and the most tested crypto to date. Tested in the sense of security, awareness, adoption and technical. Bitcoin has been proclaimed to be "dead by so called experts" over 1,000 times since its inception, but today, Bitcoin is stronger than ever. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.


The Altcoin Problem

The world is changing and has changed drastically, no longer are systems that are governed by obscure sources with little oversight, there is a great desire by governments, businesses and individuals to capitalize on Blockchain tech, and use it to greatly enhance their businesses? But this is all a lie. As explained earlier, blockchain is in its infancy, blockchain tech is not proprietary or necessarily more efficiencies, faster or scalable as most altcoins claim it to be. 99% of altcoins in existence currently are what we call, proof of concept, meaning, it's all theory for the most part. Yes, these chains are working, but only using the most fundamentals of what blockchain is and their re-imagining of what it can be. You can shill or point out some particular shitcoin here, but the simple response to all altcoin shills, is can your mother use this crypto and understand what it is? I could say that about Bitcoin, which in a sense, is really basic. Everything outside of that, with the most sophisticated chains being marketed, no one gives two fucks once you’re outside your sale or launch phase.

Thus, one could say the altcoin market, blockchain integration is a lie. Yes, you could, but as anyone who's knowledgeable in tech or understands anything about tech since the 60's, knows that evolution of technology occurs at a very rapid pace. There are blockchains out there that have somewhat of a working infrastructure or may be trialed by some large institution, but to date, there's not one single blockchain being used by any large-scale corporation or organization, for daily use.

That is, up until about 4 months ago. Libra is the first representation of blockchain tech integrated on an industrial and world-scale, something that no other crypto or altcoin has been able to capture at all. I'm not going to get into further details why there are details about Libra that are also very damaging to crypto, but I’ll leave the final thought that Libra is only the beginning and most who've been following the news, understand this.


Altcoins have always been linked to Bitcoin's fate directly, at least for most of the last decade this has been true. But as observed and expressed, this is not the case at the current time. What we're seeing is altcoin's inversely being hedged against Bitcoin, directly for the reasons of legitimacy and accumulation of the most trusted (sentiment wise) and easiest accessible crypto, Bitcoin. All altcoins suffer and will have to contend with infrastructure, use ability, integration, functionality and technical issues through their lifecycle, therefore, it’s not even feasible to discuss which altcoin will overthrow Bitcoin, because it will never occur under normal standards. You won’t wake up one-day and see Ethereum the top-alt, even if quantum computing disrupts all blockchains, all cryptos will suffer equally, because the fate of all altcoins is linked to Bitcoin’s fate (disregard any stablecoin for this argument).

So essentially what is so special about altcoins? It’s a token promise that this blockchain will be usable and integrated into the world one day, because if that doesn’t ever happen or there’s no overarching goal for crypto’s in use for mass-adoption, then the tokens are basically useless security tokens, a hedge on the business to perform and execute in what they laid forth. 99% of the shitcoins you hold are worthless shitcoins, your best outcome for these shitcoins is gambling and hoping one day some whale will pump the shit out of your coin, but the chances of this ever happening are <1% (if any coin was ever chosen at random).

In the end, 99% of altcoins will remain speculative, once in a while they will pump and dump due to some whales playing with the markets, or pump because that alt got integrated and recognized (one-step closer to chipping away at Bitcoin’s legitimacy/dominance in the real-world), but nothing will ever ultimately contend with Bitcoin’s dominance in the next decade. What we may see is a fractured market, where BTC’s dominance returns to 2017 levels, but that doesn’t mean BTC will ever lose dominant control of the market or suddenly X shitcoin will become the defacto standard. What we are going to see is more big-business and governments launch their own coins, further drowning out all the start-ups and noise of the relentless shitcoin launches.

Almost every shitcoin will ultimately die in the next 1-5 years, but the ecosystem will continue to evolve as they new cycles and greater tech developers emerge in this space. Coins that launched in 2013 are mostly all defunct as of 2017, <1% of these coins survived. The same thing is happening now, coins to launch in 2017 are now becoming defunct and paving the way for more advanced, backed and more legitimate teams who want to make the business for the future. It’ll continue to be the cycle of death and decay, but only 1% of all altcoins will ever have any use in the real world, similarly to any tech-boom, only a fraction of business will ever succeed, because after all, a crypto is nothing without the people behind or backing it.



There was some rants here, ultimately any particular sentence has nuances and I could go into far more detail about the several topics discussed, but this expresses some root ideas I see being bloomed across the crypto climate at this time
9  Economy / Services / [Hiring] - English Telegram CM | Existing Top 50 Crypto on CMC on: July 09, 2019, 07:21:52 PM
Thanks for your responses, but the position is now closed.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / [Hiring] - English Telegram CM | Existing Top 50 Crypto on CMC on: July 08, 2019, 08:49:26 PM
Position is closed. Thank you!
11  Economy / Services / del on: June 27, 2019, 07:23:35 PM
del
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Word of Caution For All on: June 26, 2019, 12:34:35 AM
Just a word of caution, careful if you're easily manipulated by outside individuals. These are volatile times in crypto, fomo and every other human emotion will cause you to potentially lose a lot of your savings and investments, if you do not act carefully.

No market climbs forever, neither does anyone know or understand where crypto markets are headed. I urge everyone to do careful diligence, research, reading and monitoring on their own and never invest/trade more than you can afford.


There's a lot of useless predictions (especially on social media & outlets), shilling and fomo invoking individuals in crypto; everyone has their own selfish interests and in the end, no one will be responsible for your actions but yourself.

Crypto is only run by 1 principal, sentiment. To a lesser extent this is mitigated by real-adoption and integration, unlike 2017 or 2013.
13  Economy / Services / Seeking Korean CM with some Marketing Experience on: June 14, 2019, 01:33:43 AM
I'm seeking a talented Korean individual with some of the following qualifications/experiences

1) Community Manager for Telegram Group & Kakaotalk (Korean)
2) Can be a point of contact and help with some Korean marketing events.
3) Translation of a whitepaper/website (will be negotiated separately)

I'm not really looking for a business, but some talented freelancer or individual who has a base experience in marketing and can fulfill a CM Role.



Contact Telegram: @tk808
14  Other / Meta / Clean Up the ANN Altcoins Section on: June 05, 2019, 11:50:41 PM
The ANN altcoin section has increasingly become a cesspool of useless shitcoins and scams (more than ever, it's more problematic now then it was 2-6 years ago). Mods are virtually inactive there, only reliant on users to report to the admins themselves. Many users are reposting notable coin ANNs in hopes of scamming/luring the naive and unsuspecting user.


Break up the ANN Altcoin section into 3 categories:

1) POW/POS/100% Airdrop distributed coins and all distributions that have nothing to do with sales.

2) ICO/IEO/STO section (Blockchain Mainnets) - pertaining to any crypto/blockchain that has a sale associated with it. These are mainnet blockchains.

3) ICO/IEO/STO (Smart Contracts/DApps) (Tokens section enforcing). Therefore any coins getting posted to ICO/IEO/STO section, that are not mainnet launching or swapping to native chain, get placed in tokens section. Any type of smart contract, from ERC to NEP, DAPP or w/e. Tokens/Dapps and etc.


4) Hire more mods and enforce sectional divide, include more rules and restrictions. For example, ICO/IEO/STO section rule for displaying who's behind the project/conducting the sale. The POW/Mining/POS/100% free distributed coins don't need this enforcement, but will require heavier user intervention.

5) Users who are newbie or even JR. rank should not be allowed to post in ICO/IEO/STO threads/Forums. This will hurt some, but will prevent the majority of botted/puppet accounts bumping threads, creating mass spam.



This is a really simple framework, but the problem is that ANN section leads to the large portion of the altcoin section. Token section is used, but highly avoided. Bring back dignity to ANN Altcoins, all it takes is some mod intervention, a few new rules and willingness for the community to help.


Add anything else you'd like to see, or how you'd organize it. I quickly put this thread together to begin the discussion.
15  Economy / Exchanges / Binance Has Been Hacked - Lost 7,074 BTC on: May 08, 2019, 12:05:34 AM
rip 7k btc.

Source: https://binance.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028031711
TX: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/e8b406091959700dbffcff30a60b190133721e5c39e89bb5fe23c5a554ab05ea




And let's not forget some Words of Wisdom from CZ


"Store coins yourself. You fight hackers yourself, and guard from losing wallet yourself. Computer breaks, USBs gets lost.

Store on an exchange. Only use the most reputable, proven secure, exchanges.

Or move to DEX, disrupt ourselves. https://t.co/Ci4ux9I3VD
"

— CZ. Jan 15, 2019
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / [Hiring] International Community Managers on: May 01, 2019, 03:35:19 PM
I'm seeking international community managers for a forthcoming IEO/ICO project. The CMs will reside on Telegram and manage their respective communities there. Should display various of capabilities about handling communities. Awards will be based in tokens with the potential of eth/btc payment, which is contingent on activity within the groups. We're working hard internally, regardless CMs will be additionally awarded on activity, user-count and their overall engagement (weekly).


CMs Needed:

1) Russian
2) Dutch

3) Turkish
4) Vietnamese
5) Chinese
6) Korean



Feel free to contact me on Telegram: @tk808 for more information.


The ICO is: http://ferrum.network/. I'm an advisor for the project.


Roles Filled, Thank you
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Binance is Becoming a Crypto Monopoly on: April 23, 2019, 11:01:41 PM
It's quite dangerous for a centralized exchange to monopolize crypto, from owning bandges to bullets; they want everything to come in contact with their ecosystem before crypto's actually see true success. But, Binance's recent movements is having the inverse effect, they are becoming a truly a dangerous threat to crypto entirely, this is in my opinion and sentiments.

Imagine Binance dictating which cryptos see success and which others fail, that's the direction we're headed in, or how they want us to perceive what Binance actually means. They've done a lot of good for crypto as a whole since they were founded, but CZ is trying to expand and monopolize everything, for: power, money and what's probably most important to him, his fame.

I suggest the community start being critical about these power-house exchanges, especially Bianance since they are the largest by a mile (discounting all fake-exchanges). IEOs are a small indicator towards the centralization of power, giving the big guys the authority to dictate which coins you should be investing in. Crypto was not founded by someone telling you which coins you should invest or not invest in, it's always been a cycle of growth and maturing.

There are ultimately many repercussions that will be seen, for what's occurring right now. They will not been seen in the short-term, but will have lasting implications for crypto as a whole.


Binance is beginning to look a lot like MT. Gox, but for a whole new era.


Edit: For more detailed explanation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5135400.msg50745817#msg50745817
Edit 2: CZ Believes he can dictate the Bitcoin miners and blockchain, do to Binance's team incompetence. https://www.coindesk.com/binance-may-consider-bitcoin-rollback-following-40-million-hack
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Crypto Enviroment is Changing on: April 02, 2019, 04:53:49 PM
For the past 3-4 months, there has been drastic shifts in the world of crypto. I firmly believe that the markets did reach the bottom in early Dec. 2018, where Bitcoin hit 3300 and ETH was trading around 82usd. Since then, there's been a significant rebound for most altcoins; almost on par with a minor altcoin spring that has/is occurring.  

Today, many altcoins have surpassed or nearing their ATH vs BTC valuation. More notable coins are nearing their ATH in USD valuation. What this all means is that Bitcoin's dominance over the markets will continue to dwindle, as it's contending with forthcoming specific-niche oriented multi-million dollar/billion-dollar businesses. This is quite healthy for the entire crypto climate, because where there's money to be made and upcoming competition, many real-world businesses will rise to the challenge and throw their capital into various of cryptocurrencies or crypto-related businesses. More and more money will be poured in, to gain market share either directly through cryptos or through related businesses.

Culminating with all that, there's many signs that point towards fully legitimizing cryptos (in the public eye), notably the SEC, through regulations and potentially the long-awaited (and hyped) BTC ETF approval. If that occurs, then almost all of U.S.'s allies will follow suite with similar regulations. This is why SEC is really a pivotal point in determining the future of crypto atm.

To a lesser degree, crypto has been behaving inversely to the world-market sentiments, for the past 3-months or so crypto's valuation can be somewhat correlated with what's happening in the world markets. A lot of unrest and a lot of indicators pointing towards a global recession nearing soon.


When regulations collide with a negative sentiment world-market and when BTC halves in 2020, we could be seeing a major bull-run occurring during or after those times. I'm not a fortune teller, but the evidence and most movement is increasingly depicting a more positive crypto atmosphere and climate as a whole now and in the near future. In 2017-2018 the bullmarket was driven by freshness and mostly FOMO. Crypto as a whole today, has never witnessed more market and business movements; that's not seen as changing anytime soon. This all leads into a solidification of infrastructure and use, where real value is going to be derived from for all cryptos.
19  Other / Meta / KYC is now required for Bitcointalk on: April 01, 2019, 01:00:53 AM
Edit: This Thread was playing along with Theymos's April Fools Joke. No, i do not endorse KYC for BTT and i'm a proponent for all privacy.


First, want to say this was an excellent idea Theymos and if you need someone to grow this KYC process further (for maximum exposure), I'm your man. Time to rid the plague of all the corrupted assholes and scammers; having 100% transparency in crypto is a brilliant idea.  

Why should you submit it? It's like everything you do in life, you prove who you are and your good intentions? Fuck privacy and all you shady characters who linger on these forums for nothing more than profits. This is the real world. Uncle Sam spies on you daily, there's nothing that you can do to resist this new era.

20  Other / Meta / TK808's Merit Source Application [ALT Disc, ANN, ANN Tokens, Services] on: March 28, 2019, 07:05:03 PM
I've witnessed, devoted, created, lead, innovated and shared, I've virtually done everything in a righteous manner, all specific to alt-coins. I've been on these forums for over 5 years, with brief hiatus periods in-between. In total, I've invested 94days in total logged in specifically for altcoins only (some afk ofc), but that should give some indication on my enthusiasm and dedication towards altcoins.

This all begun back in 2013, during the silk-road incident and first Bitcoin climb to 1100-1200 usd, i was amazed. My memory has slipped on how i was introduced to Bitcointalk, but i believe it was through an exterior money-making forum, where Goldcoin was being promoted. Through my time on these forums, I've never strayed away from one core concept, community. Community is everything central to these forums and often I've gone to great lengths to support that community: calling out scams, sharing my wisdom (more recently), and analyzing coins to a greater extent. My intent has always been simple, to help new members gain the insight and wisdom on what crypto-currency truly is, where it's been and where it's potentially going.

The reason for alt-coins is simple, it's dynamic and much more in-depth than Bitcoin. Not only are you exposed to one particular blockchain, but you're proactively analyzing the progress of Bitcoin through the lens of broader audiences. Watching the evolution of crypto-currency and being apart of that evolution was the greatest gift that has not stopped giving.

I consider myself a very-well versed, an expert on altcoins. Not necessarily with technical, but with virtually all other aspects that incorporates them. I consistently learn, educate myself and share that knowledge with others. Due to my extensive insight (one good record is: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4930584.0), i feel I'm suitable to help drive discussions and reward unique individuals who display inherent good-intent and understanding about altcoins as a whole.

Many of you reading this will understand, fewer of you are set-in-stone about your mindset of how Bitcoin is the be-all-end-all, the biggest, the most secured and the first. I understand your perspective, i agree with some of it, but i will argue against most of it; because it's fundamentally incorrect. Bitcoin is inherently linked with the fate of altcoins, because without the evolution of altcoins, Bitcoin's valuation and infrastructure would not be what it is today. Why? The reason is simple, exposure to audiences, investors and everything else imaginable.

Why I'm here is simple, i want to help grow the altcoin discussions and help them mature more. I was motivated by my desire to finally become a lengendary member, where i was convinced and influenced that i could potentially be doing more.

Merit for all intensive purposes is fatally flawed and skewed, especially in the altcoins section, i don't agree with the system, but my vision is not short-sided to understand the overall impact (good and bad) for ANNs/Bounties specifically. If i can help change that in altcoins, then i will take that opprtunity to help. There are two reasons I still use Bitcointalk 1) to help provide insight, 2) to learn about new coins.

I encourage you to carefully consider this application and who i'm and what i represent/have represented.


Note: I do not necessarily agree with all the topics/posts or the quality of them, but i respect their critical thought, analysis and problems they are trying to address. All the while, trying to understand and engage the larger communities perspectives. Some of these threads have over 10k views, 10,000 people have potentially been helped by an input from 1 member who struck up a conversation or asked a question. This is fundamental to how i believe cryptocurrency should behave, learning and respecting eachother.


We all know a lot of altcoin discussions are driven by bounty signatures, but setting that aside from a moment, there is real value from the threads below. I received 50 smerit today, and since you guys were so generous to me today, i was generous with the threads below.

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Source:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5104899.0




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Source:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3035694.0




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There's so much more, this was taken from the first 15 pages in Discussions only. ANN's are much more difficult to merit, because people are so polarized when viewing them. Giving merit from this perspective will virtually be never done, only if a coin has exceeded various of milestones and proven somewhat when trading and through the community. Grin is an excellent recent example, but has had a flood of merit already. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5090427.0



I'll leave it open for you the community to decide. Thanks for all your support here, and the other thread i made today. You guys drove me to doing this app.
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