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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Junk Picks: NFL|NCAAF|Rugby (+/- Total Bet Units in 1st Post) on: September 02, 2017, 03:55:46 PM
Bet Units Won/Lost Total: -3.148 bet units

1 bet unit = 0.01 btc

Updated 22 January 2018

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Hello friends and fellow degens,

Making this thread to log my picks and success or failure. As the title of this thread suggests, I will be focusing on mainly the NFL and NCAAF. Rugby picks will be more casual and may be sprinkled in here and there, but it will mostly be for when NFL and NCAAF is in offseason.

This will be an ongoing thread so I don't have to start a new one every season (hence the reason I added rugby, so as to bridge the gap between NFL/NCAAF seasons). While it is a log of my picks, anyone is free to post and discuss anything football - American football, obv. - teams, players, news, rankings, match-ups, injuries, etc. Also, feel free to critique my picks. Agree? Disagree? Want to trash/mock my picks? No, problem. It's all good.  Grin

All my picks that I post in this thread will be "Provably Fair" meaning that I will post either images and/or links to my bestlips for every pick/bet I make before the start of the match(s) for all to see.


Follow or fade my picks at your own peril.  Lips sealed


First pick(s) coming shortly...
2  Economy / Gambling discussion / Is Your Gambling Site(s) SegWit Ready? on: July 20, 2017, 12:06:19 AM
From reading threads in other parts of the forum, people are saying that before August 1 comes around, that you should withdraw your bitcoins from exchanges that are not SegWit ready and where you don't have control of the private key and put your bitcoins into wallets where you do possess the private key.

Does this advise also hodl true for gambling sites where your bitcoins are held in a wallet that you don't own/control the private key?

What happens to our bitcoins that are in an account on a gambling site that isn't SegWit ready and there is (or isn't) a hard fork after August 1st?
3  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin "Perfect Storm" Brewing for Summer 2020? on: June 12, 2017, 04:33:25 AM
Is it too early to be speculating about the price of Bitcoin in light of what happens in the Summer of 2020?

The eyes of the world will be on Japan when it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, not to mention the thousands of international atheletes, fans, spectators and tourists who will converge on the land of the Rising Sun. As we all know, Japan is one of the most bitcoin friendly - if not THE most bitcoin friendly - country on the planet right now with it's acceptance of Bitcoin as a legal currency.

Also, for those not yet aware, the next Bitcoin halvening will occur sometime during the Summer of 2020.

Not only will there be some decent exposure just from the fact of bitcoin friendly Japan hosting such a yuge international event
(sure, the Olympics has lost some of its prestige, but still), but there will lso be the inevitable hype surrounding the ?third bitcoin halvening to occur around the same time (albeit price increases have historically occurred weeks to months after the actual halving event date).

Add to that, we could by that time have a consensus solution to the problem of scaling implemented.


To summarize:

Bitcoin-friendly Japan hosting 2020 Summer Olympics + Bitcoin Halving in Summer 2020 +/- possible consensus solution to scaling problem = Perfect Storm? Or just a minor squall?


My over-exhuberent amateur bitcoin speculation intuition vibes are telling me ~$30K price for bitcoin towards the last quarter of 2020 - barring any catastrophic negative event(s) occurring between now and then.


What do you think? Too early to predict? Am I putting to much significance on things? Out of my mind with $30K?
4  Economy / Speculation / May 15 ETF Review Already Priced In? on: May 03, 2017, 11:36:24 PM
So last month the SEC reject the Winklevoss Twins' ETF bid.

"Based on the record before it, the Commission believes that the significant markets for bitcoin are unregulated," the SEC said in a statement. "The commission notes that bitcoin is still in the relatively early stages of its development and that, over time, regulated bitcoin-related markets of significant size may develop."

Nothing has changed in the way of bitcoin regulation since then, so based on that we can expect the decision to deny will be upheld. And yet the price of bitcoin is on the rise (currently). Surely the rising price is not due to optimism that the original decision to deny will be reversed and that the ETF will be approved.

Bitcoin price recovered so quickly and with a vengeance after last month's ETF rejection. What should we expect, if anything, after the May 15th review?
5  Economy / Gambling discussion / Do You Change Your Bet Size With Significant Rises (Or Falls) In Bitcoin Price? on: January 04, 2017, 11:19:44 PM
For whatever form of gambling you partake in, do significant changes in price of Bitcoin up or down affect your bet-sizing or how you manage your bankroll?

When this NFL/NCAAF season started in September, my starting sportsbetting bankroll was 1BTC and my standard bets were 1%, 2% and 3% of my starting roll. A 1% bet was worth ~$5-$6* US back then. Now a 1% bet is worth essentially double that and it looks like it may continue to climb even higher.

Should the price of bitcoin matter when it comes to bet-sizing and managing your bankroll?


*edited for bad math. Roll Eyes
6  Economy / Speculation / Latest Price Surge Due To Delayed Halving Effect? on: December 22, 2016, 10:11:04 AM
So after the first halving in 2012, there was a lag of a few months before we started seeing the price rise and ultimately reach its ATH. Many, including myself, predicted we would see something similar with the second halving. After the second halving earlier this year, there also wasn't any immediate significant rise in price. There was also the Bitfinex hack which would have a negative effect and possibly caused an even longer lag period. Could we now be seeing the effect of this year's halving with the price starting to surge after months of sitting in the 600's - 700's? Are there other factors which might be involved?
7  Economy / Gambling discussion / NFL/NCAAF 2016 Picks, Tips, Discussion on: November 24, 2016, 07:03:38 PM
The purpose of this ongoing thread for is anyone who doesn't want to start their own personal tipster thread or to hijack other's personal tipster threads to discuss NFL and NCAAF match ups, betting lines, tips, picks, predictions, stats, injuries, news, game updates etc. Anyone who does have their own tipster thread is of course also welcome to post their NFL/NCAAF tips/picks or related here.

I'll be posting my picks here and like I said, anyone is welcome to post their NFL/NCAAF picks, tips, predictions, opinions, observations etc.

I'll start with my Thanksgiving Day picks:

Nitrogen Sports (my picks in bold):

Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions: Minnesota +2 (1.905 odds) This game has already started and the Lions have gotten off to a fast start. Minnesota is going to have to make some serious halftime adjustments or else I'm screwed.

Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys: Washington +7 (1.809 odds) The line for this game has been fluctuating since Monday (currently it's Cowboys -5.5). Both offenses are clicking and both defenses have definite weaknesses. I think this will be a high scoring, but close game. I think the Cowboys will actually win outright, but like I said it'll be close.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts: Pittsburgh -7.5 (1.976 odds) Andrew Luck is confirmed out. I think the line was Pittsburgh -10 at one point yesterday, but lots of money coming in on the Colts obv. The Colt's replacement QB (forgot his name) has thrown one pass since 2013 where he started in just two games. He is 1-1 in those games completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 218.5 yards, zero touchdowns, three interceptions and a 63.9 passer rating. He is also working on a short week so I don't see him being very effective. This is a must win game for both teams.


Happy Thanksgiving Day!
8  Other / Meta / Forum Font Size/Resolution on: October 31, 2016, 09:04:24 PM
Hello, I'm not sure what happened or what I might have done, but while I was writing another post for a different thread here on the site, the text font size and resolution seems to have changed on me. It is only here on bitcointalk.org. All the other websites I go to have the normal small, high resolution that I like.

I prefer the smaller text/higher resolution because I can fit more topics and posts on my screen.

Does anyone know how I can change the resolution just for the site? Again, it is only for this site. All other sites I visit seem normal high resolution.
9  Economy / Gambling discussion / 5x-4x-3x Free Odds Craps on: August 25, 2016, 12:17:01 AM
Hello, my favorite casino game is craps. I like to play it in between hands of poker. Does anyone know of any Bitcoin casinos which offer 5x-4x-3x Free Odds bets on craps? Or even better, 10x Free Odds?

I know Bitzino has it, but that site seems to have died and there is no support even though you can still play the games and withdraw.

I don't want to sign up/reg on every bitcoin casino just to see what the free odds bets are on craps.
10  Economy / Games and rounds / Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 on: July 25, 2016, 05:29:49 AM
Brazil seems to be the consensus favorite to win Gold going into the tournament for obvious reasons including home field throughout. They will be familiar with the weather and playing conditions and they will have overwhelming presence and support from their people. With that comes big pressure as their supporters will expect them to perform and take Gold. Argentina is next favored as they are next-door neighbors to Brazil and and will also have huge fan support in attendance as well as big pressure to do well. Germany is the third favorite. They have a very strong team and should easily advance to the Second Stage considering the other teams in their group. Portugal is another favorite. They are still riding high on their Euro 2016 Championship Title.

So what do you guys think? See any juicy match ups/odds in the First Stage?

Group A:
Brazil
Denmark
Iraq
South Africa

Group B:
Colombia
Japan
Nigeria
Sweden

Group C:
Fiji
Germany
Korea Republic
Mexico

Group D:
Algeria
Argentina
Honduras
Portugal


Match Schedule: http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/matches/index.html

11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / ? How To Respond To Someone Who Is Anti Bitcoin ? on: June 10, 2016, 07:00:20 PM
What is the best way to respond to someone who is anti bitcoin?

For example, you are at a party or other social gathering or on a non-bitcoin related forum online. Your friends may be there as well as other mixed company. The subject of bitcoin comes up and there is that person or persons who pipe in with the usual: bitcoin is a ponzi, scam, not real currency, fake money, used by criminals and terrorists, will never become anything, will crash and become worthless, not secure, etc, etc and on and on.

If it is obvious they are truly against bitcoin, as opposed to someone who is just skeptical and unsure about bitcoin as many are, what would be the best approach. Should you even bother trying to address and refute each of their points? Would you do so more for the sake of others present who might be interested in a pro-bitcoin viewpoint? And if so, how would you go about it without appearing like a total fanboy or becoming unhinged and losing your cool?

Anyone have any ideas or can share their experiences with this situation in real life or on other non-bitcoin related forums? Mostly responding to someone truly anti-bitcoin when other people or members of a forum may be present or listening/reading as well.
12  Bitcoin / Legal / Currency Exchange vs. Money Transmission on: May 13, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
Could someone kindly please explain in layman's terms the difference between currency exchange vs money transmission - in regards to bitcoin, of course.

And is using localbitcoins considered currency exchange or money transmission?
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Why Would The Real Satoshi Come Out of Hiding? on: May 03, 2016, 06:35:34 AM
Whether or not you believe Craig Wright is the real Satoshi (I personally couldn't care less either way) Why would the real Satoshi Nakamoto want or feel the need to come out of hiding at this point?

After all these years, what possible practical or impractical reasons would he do so? What would compel him after being in hiding for so long to seemingly out of the blue, just announce himself? Fame? Recognition? To say how happy/unhappy he is with the direction bitcoin is going? What?
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Anywhere to Gamble Ethereum? on: March 10, 2016, 11:46:17 PM
Hi, I have 2 ETH. Does anyone know where I can gamble them other than just by trading? Is there a dice/casino/sportsbook/other that accepts ETH?


*EDIT: So according to the responses in this thread so far (thanks guys), the sites where ETH can be used to gamble:

crypto-games.net
bitdice.me
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Donald Trump On Bitcoin? on: February 10, 2016, 03:29:09 PM
So with his New Hampshire win, The Donald has solidified his place as the front runner for the Republican nomination for president. Has he ever stated any of his thoughts/ideas/position on Bitcoin ever? I've not been able to find anything on the google.

He is anti-establishment and has very strong ideas on border control, illegal immigration, repealing obamacare and fighting ISIS/terrorism and creating jobs/growing the economy.

Anyone have any ideas on what his stance on bitcoin might be?

16  Economy / Economics / How Much Of Your Tax Refund Will You Use To Buy Bitcoin? on: December 27, 2015, 05:00:14 PM
With U.S. tax season just around the corner, how much of your refund do you plan on using to buy Bitcoin?

I expect to be getting around the same amount back this year as I did last year. Last year though, I had to use the funds to pay off some debts. This year however, I plan on getting my taxes done as soon as possible so that I have all of the money ready in hand for any good buying opportunities to add to my hodlings before the halvening.

What about you guys? What are your plans for your refund if any? Do you think many others will use their tax refund monies on Bitcoin?
17  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-07-01] CryptoCoinsNews: Newegg.com Is Now Accepting Bitcoin on: July 01, 2014, 10:34:48 AM
Newegg.com Is Now Accepting Bitcoin

http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/news/newegg-com-now-accepting-bitcoin/2014/07/01

Newegg.com home page:



18  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-06-29] Yahoo News: California Governor Signs Bill to Bring Bitcoin and Oth on: June 29, 2014, 10:34:29 AM
California Governor Signs Bill to Bring Bitcoin and Other Currency Into Fold

http://news.yahoo.com/california-governor-signs-bill-bring-bitcoin-other-currency-024140617.html

Quote
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill that clears away possible state-level obstacles to alternative currencies such as bitcoin.

The legislation repeals what backers said was an outdated California law prohibiting commerce using anything but U.S. currency.
19  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-06-02] Yahoo! News: Meet the people trying to make Bitcoin happen in Washi on: June 02, 2014, 11:47:03 AM
*Edit: Date in title should read [2014-06-02] (not 20) I made a typo. My Lysdexia acting up again, sorry. -fixed (Thanks, odolvlobo)

Meet the people trying to make Bitcoin happen in Washington

http://news.yahoo.com/bitcoin-lobbyists-212631321.html

Quote
Instead of calling for bans, lawmakers have increasingly shown an interest in learning how best to regulate the market. Even Schumer, once a vocal advocate for using the force of the federal government to rid the nation of Bitcoin, appeared less aggressive during hearings last year.

Quote
“Listen,” Spanos added, “when the wheel was invented, did they know that there was gonna be a wheelbarrow? Or a bicycle? Or a train? Or a car? Did they know any of that? ... No, they just started laughing when it went rolling down the hill. ... We’re just trading the rewards on the protocol right now. Nobody knows what’s going to happen.”

Comments section is priceless.
20  Other / Beginners & Help / blockchain.info “Error Pushing Transaction Null” on: January 29, 2013, 01:02:21 AM
“Error Pushing Transaction Null”

Hi,

I’ve just started to get this error message when trying to send bitcoins from my Blockchain.info wallet. I’ve had this wallet for months and have made 585 transactions without a problem. Now none of my send transactions are going through and each attempt gives me the error message above.

Does anyone know what this is and/or what I need to do to resolve/fix this? Google Chrome and Firefox
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