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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Uncertainty in the NFT market on: July 02, 2022, 04:47:53 PM
Anybody investing they're hard earned money into NFT's should expect the money to be trapped for quite some time imho.  As already mentioned itt, these things are highly illiquid...  Meaning it's hard to sell for the price you want if you already want out of the investment.  But it could be lucrative just like the ICO's of old.  By that I mean 2016 - 2017.
2  Economy / Speculation / BTC Sentiment Poll for July on: July 02, 2022, 04:36:14 PM
First of all, this thread is all about fun and games.  Let's not take this guessing game too seriously and let's not take ourselves too seriously.  One thing I've noticed is a lot of people in here want to look smart or wants to have a bit of clout in the forum.  C'mon we're all the same here.  Second, there's no escape this time.  Just answer with a 'yes' or a 'no'.  None of that 'no idea' bs.  Cheesy  Let's make it fun!

So yeah.. based on what you see here in this chart, please answer the poll.

3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽ Football Transfers Speculation, Odds and Predictions on: July 02, 2022, 04:15:35 PM
One of the most interesting players for me since this month is Ousmane Dembele from FC Barcelona. He moved from Dortmund in 2017 for 140 million €. He currently has a market value of 30 Million € and he is only 25 years young. The player's advisors are the family and I bet they want good money as special payment. FC Chelsea and FC Bayern are interested. No matter who gets him, I'm sure it's a good deal.

For a time Barca had a way of destroying footballer's careers.  Lmao.  They did bad with Coutinho too.  I mean after pressuring the player into leaving Klopp at Liverpool, who was going to build the team around him btw, and basically forcing him to join them and not be the main guy of the squad.  He shouldn't have left.  And I've said this countless times, he would've won everything under Klopp and have a statue of him made at Anfield.  But no...  Funny how it goes sometimes.

Another flop is Hazard...  Sad.
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Motosport General discussion tread --- Formula1, MotoGP, WTCC, ETCC, DTM..... on: July 02, 2022, 04:06:07 PM
Heavy rain today, Sainz got the poleposition!


1   Carlos Sainz   ESP   Scuderia Ferrari   1m40.190s   1m41.602s   1m40.983s
2   Max Verstappen   NED   Oracle Red Bull Racing   1m39.129s   1m40.655s   1m41.055s
3   Charles Leclerc   MON   Scuderia Ferrari   1m39.846s   1m41.247s   1m41.298s
4   Sergio Perez   MEX   Oracle Bull Racing   1m40.521s   1m42.513s   1m41.616s
5   Lewis Hamilton   GBR   Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team   1m40.428s   1m41.062s   1m41.995s
6   Lando Norris   GBR   McLaren F1 Team   1m41.515s   1m41.821s   1m42.084s
7   Fernando Alonso   ESP   BWT Alpine F1 Team   1m41.598s   1m42.209s   1m42.116s
8   George Russell   GBR   Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team   1m40.028s   1m41.725s   1m42.161s
9   Guanyu Zhou   CHN   Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen   1m40.791s   1m42.640s   1m42.719s
10   Nicholas Latifi   CAN   Williams Racing   1m41.998s   1m43.273s   2m03.095s
11   Pierre Gasly   FRA   Scuderia AlphaTauri   1m41.680s   1m43.702s   
12   Valtteri Bottas   FIN   Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen   1m41.396s   1m44.232s   
13   Yuki Tsunoda   JPN   Scuderia AlphaTauri   1m41.893s   1m44.311s   
14   Daniel Ricciardo   AUS   McLaren F1 Team   1m41.933s   1m44.355s   
15   Esteban Ocon   FRA   BWT Alpine F1 Team   1m41.730s   1m45.190s   
16   Alexander Albon   THA   Williams Racing   1m42.078s       
17   Kevin Magnussen   DEN   Haas F1 Team   1m42.159s       
18   Sebastian Vettel   GER   Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team   1m42.666s       
19   Mick Schumacher   GER   Haas F1 Team   1m42.708s       
20   Lance Stroll   CAN   Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team   1m43.430s       


Source: https://www.crash.net/f1/results/1007087/1/f1-2022-british-grand-prix-full-qualifying-results

Gratz to Latifi too 1st time in q3

Yeah the track was so wet at the start of qualifying but kinda improved a bit towards the end but still wet to not put the slicks on.  I hope it's dry and sunny tomorrow so we could have a proper race at Silverstone.  I was kinda hoping Hamilton would get P3 for some Verstappen vs Hamilton action after what happened last year.  Grin

And congrats to Sainz!  He looks more handsome after getting P1. 



But I just want to post one thing...  Latifi meme!

5  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🥊 The UFC Info and Prediction Thread on: July 02, 2022, 03:56:29 PM
Did anybody watch the pre fight press conference?  Watch it if you haven't and wait for Sean Strickland and Adesanya have a little back and forth at each other.  It is hilaaarious.  Strickland owned Adesanya's ass and it was sooo funny.  Omg, I hope those two get to face each other in a couple of years.

Strickland was just being funny and was keeping it real.  And you guys know how Adesanya gets cringey sometimes...  Cheesy  He had nothing on Strickland.
I wasn't really that interested in a Strickland vs Izzy fight until this. I can't remember Strickland being that good on the mic either. Don't get me wrong, he's no Mcgregor, but it was refreshing to hear from the normal things he says. Especially, since it's usually Izzy with a bit of flair, and styling on his opponents.

Honestly, if that fight were to happen, I think Izzy absolutely schools him. I don't really see much of a path to victory for Strickland in that fight. I'm not even sure he'll get past Alex.

Yup..  It was like he had a comedy routine.  Lol.  Man he was having a field day on Adesanya's long, polished nails, his pearls and other stuff.  Cheesy  If anybody itt hasn't watched it yet, watch iiit!  Seriously.

But you gotta see what Strickland did there.  He made his match vs Pereira now more interesting.  What if he wins.  Does he get the title shot since he beat the guy who KO'd Adesanya in kick boxing?  I wouldn't mind that tbh.

Here are the weigh in results.  No misses.

Champ Israel Adesanya (183.5) vs Jared Cannonier (184.5)
Alexander Volkanovski (144.5) vs Max Holloway (144.5)
Alex Pereira (184.5) vs Sean Strickland (185.5)
Bryan Barberena (170.5) vs Robbie Lawler (171)
Pedro Munhoz (135.5) vs Sean O’Malley (135)
Brad Riddell (155.5) vs Jalin Turner (155.5)
Donald Cerrone (170.5) vs Jim Miller (170l.5)
Ian Garry (171) vs Gabe Green (170)
Dricus Du Plessis (185) vs Brad Tavares (185.5)
Uriah Hall (186) vs Andre Muniz (185.5) Maycee Barber (126) vs.
Jessica Eye (126) Jessica-Rose Clark (135.5) vs Julija Stoliarenko (136)

UFC 276:  Weigh Ins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cMbzE1j-w
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Motosport General discussion tread --- Formula1, MotoGP, WTCC, ETCC, DTM..... on: July 01, 2022, 04:05:09 PM
^  Yeah but it doesn't really mean anything considering the track conditions.  I had FP1 on but didn't really watch it.  I just couldn't get my eyes off the market.  Lolol.  I feel like an 8k red candle down is gonna happen anytime now causing mass panic.  I don't think there's real panic happening yet.

Anyway here are the results for FP2.  Better track conditions this time.

2022 F1 Brititsh GP FP2 Results

1   Carlos Sainz   ESP   Scuderia Ferrari   1m28.942s
2   Lewis Hamilton   GBR   Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team   1m29.105s
3   Lando Norris   GBR   McLaren F1 Team   1m29.118s
4   Max Verstappen   NED   Oracle Red Bull Racing   1m29.149s
5   Charles Leclerc   MON   Scuderia Ferrari   1m29.404s
6   Fernando Alonso   ESP   BWT Alpine F1 Team   1m29.695s
7   Sergio Perez   MEX   Oracle Red Bull Racing   1m29.753s
8   George Russell   GBR   Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team   1m29.799s
9   Daniel Ricciardo   AUS   McLaren F1 Team   1m29.902s
10   Lance Stroll   CAN   Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team   1m29.942s
11   Valtteri Bottas   FIN   Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen   1m30.000s
12   Esteban Ocon   FRA   BWT Alpine F1 Team   1m30.238s
13   Alexander Albon   THA   Williams Racing   1m30.263s
14   Guanyu Zhou   CHN   Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen   1m30.271s
15   Sebastian Vettel   GER   Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team   1m30.335s
16   Yuki Tsunoda   JPN   Scuderia AlphaTauri   1m30.338s
17   Kevin Magnussen   DEN   Haas F1 Team   1m30.480s
18   Pierre Gasly   FRA   Scuderia AlphaTauri   1m30.510s
19   Mick Schumacher   GER   Haas F1 Team   1m30.609s
20   Nicholas Latifi   CAN   Williams Racing   1m31.326s
7  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽ Football Transfers Speculation, Odds and Predictions on: July 01, 2022, 03:49:35 PM
ARTURO VIDAL ----------------- BOCA JUNIORS

LUIS SUAREZ ------------------- RIVER PLATE (sign the monday).

Mega transfers to the south american.

Wow and both went to big rivals in Argentina. This is gonna be a good derby in the future as well. Didnt expect Luis Suarez to leave Atletico Madrid and Europe so early i expected from him that he stays at least for 2-3 years more

He still could score some goals but is he really doing ok overall at Spain tho?  He's getting up there in age at 35.  I don't think there's a top club who'd pay for his wages at his age in Europe.  I'm not sure how much he's being paid at River Plate but I'm guessing he was acquired on a free transfer?  It's usually the case as South American clubs don't really play the market for big bucks.

Anyway, you know the transfer market is going crazy when Richarlison is valued at 60m GBP or is it EUR?  Not sure but still very high.
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🥊 The UFC Info and Prediction Thread on: July 01, 2022, 03:41:33 PM
Did anybody watch the pre fight press conference?  Watch it if you haven't and wait for Sean Strickland and Adesanya have a little back and forth at each other.  It is hilaaarious.  Strickland owned Adesanya's ass and it was sooo funny.  Omg, I hope those two get to face each other in a couple of years.

Strickland was just being funny and was keeping it real.  And you guys know how Adesanya gets cringey sometimes...  Cheesy  He had nothing on Strickland.

UFC 276:  Pre Fight Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAe4gQjibVo
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: ETH Sentiment Poll for June on: June 30, 2022, 09:23:37 PM
I'm not sure how to read this.  But there have been huge swaps like this happening over the weekend.  :/

https://etherscan.io/tx/0xa56074e1ac59f1db583981c2d1adf047f39c9ec1db2cc295917a071a04a5ef20

These guys prolly know what's coming this week and don't want to spook the market by selling down at centralized exchanges?  That would suck.  I was kinda hoping that this little run would at least knock on 1700 or something.  Which was where support and resistance flipped a couple of weeks ago.
I agree that there are some stuff going on right now, I know that it may not look good the way it is right now, or maybe this is just a regular exchange move or a rich person moving their money somewhere etc etc? I really hope that it is not a bad thing, I know there is a chance it could be, but the better option for us would be seeing that 1.7k instead since it would hype the market a bit.

I know it is not a simple thing, but it is going to definitely help most of us get more involved. If it is in fact a whale selling slowly and not scaring the market because they know what is going to happen next week, then it would be a sad situation for all the people like me who are holding ETH in their portfolio.

Nope it wasn't as what we had hoped.  He or maybe they knew something was going to happen and they got spooked.  And it's not just that one swap.  There were a few of them all swapping huge amounts of ETH to stables.  It makes you ask yourself if there's light at the end of the tunnel.  Lol.

Anyway after another huge sell down to seal the month of June, I think July will be interesting.  I'll make the thread later tonight or do it tommorow.  Stay safe guys.
10  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽ Football Transfers Speculation, Odds and Predictions on: June 30, 2022, 09:12:35 PM
^  I think anything what City wants to unload, Arteta always has first dibs since he's basically Guardiola's annointed one to replace him at City. 

And about Raphinha's transfer drama I think there's a new serious contender for his signature that could seriously derail Barca's move.  Chelsea looks like they really want him.  It's a coin flip between Barca and the west Londoners now...

https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/raphinha/club-after-summer-transfer-window

With Kalvin Phillips also gone and prolly a couple others, I think Leeds is going down this coming season.
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: BTC Sentiment Poll for June on: June 30, 2022, 09:02:45 PM
The month went out with a bang and it was big...  And it wasn't the kind of bang we wanted.  Cheesy  I seem to be laughing now but I really am dying inside.  I seem to be playing games with these polls but really they are nothing but something to find out if you're feeling what I'm feeling.  I've been in the space for a long time now and these huge moves against you always feel the same no matter how large or small your trades are.

Anyway see you in the next one...  No I'm not killing myself.  I meant see you at the July sentiment thread. 
12  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: MMA Info and Predictions - Bellator, KSW, PFL, ONE... on: June 30, 2022, 08:54:28 PM
New event, Eagle FC 48 on July 16, will be held in Kazakhstan.
First time I hear about this, I don't know where exactly you heard about this event, and I can't find anything about this on Eagle FC website or in their wiki page.
I don't know much about fighters from this poster, and I want to see complete fight card if you can post it.

Eagle FC will def start getting really popular when Khabib starts feeding those popular guys from the UFC like Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez to his stable of Dagestani killers.  Cheesy  
Khabib seems to has time to talk with Tony Ferguson on twitter, maybe Khabib will hire Tony when Dana kicks him out of UFC  Cheesy
https://twitter.com//TeamKhabib/status/1541576677934804992

I couldn't open the link but Ferguson?  Ugh..  poor guy.  I think Ferguson needs to hang his gloves and quit the game imho.  And I say it respectfully.  He hasn't been the same guy since getting beat vs Gaethje and if that KO vs Chandler isn't a sign he should retire, I don't know what is.

But I heard something about some talks that the UFC is interested in having Khabib and Ferguson as the coaches going bs each other in the next Ultimate Fighter. 
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🥊 The UFC Info and Prediction Thread on: June 30, 2022, 08:46:00 PM
^  Just from a perspective of choosing a winner and a loser, I'd say don't fade Adesanya.  The guy is obv a level above everybody else rn at 185.  But from a betting perspective, you could use Cannonier as a hedge if you got Adesanya in a parlay that's winning more than 3x.  

And dunno...  Adesanya has been asking for Cannonier for a couple of years now.  So he prolly knows he can beat him easy.  But then again he asked for Blachowicz too.  Cheesy  That was a different weight class tho.

UFC 276 Embedded:  Vlog Series Episode 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QIqVus5ewY

UFC 276 Embedded:  Vlog Series Episode 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydPPsSGXzYs
14  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Motosport General discussion tread --- Formula1, MotoGP, WTCC, ETCC, DTM..... on: June 29, 2022, 02:25:54 PM
A huge upgrade for RBR is expected this week.

Binotto is saying RBR will lose 5kg weight (means 3/10 for lap)

It's really hard to trust Binotto or anybody, don't you think?  On the other hand wait for Christian Horner to dent it then say something about Ferrari's upgrades to take the pressure away from themselves.  Lol.  It seems like these teams mostly just want to sand bag and hide their real pace til around FP3.

And the books have Leclerc at 1.85 to get pole at quali, Max at 2.50.

Anyway, here's the schedule.

2022 F1 British GP Schedule

Track:  Silverstone Circuit



July 1:  Free Practice 1 - 13:00 - 14:00
July 1:  Free Practice 2 - 16:00 - 17:00
July 2:  Free Practice 3 - 12:00 - 13:00
July 2:  Qualification -  15:00 - 16:00
July 3:  Race - 15:00 - 17:00
15  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Sportsbet.io - UFC 276 - Multi Master Challenge on: June 29, 2022, 02:05:06 PM
12) Israel Adesanya
11) Alexander Volkanovski
10) Alex Pereira
9) Sean O’Malley
8 ) Jalin Turner
7) Robbie Lawler
6) Ian Garry
5) Jim Miller
4) Andre Muniz
3) Maycee Barber
2) Dricus Du Plessis
1) Jessica-Rose Clark

Match 12 Total Strikes:  100
16  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🥊 The UFC Info and Prediction Thread on: June 29, 2022, 02:00:22 PM
Anyway, guys watch Volk vs Holloway 2 and tell me what you think.  It's close but I think Holloway won.
Definitely wasn't a robbery that some are claiming it to be, and wouldn't have been a robbery either way in my opinion. I do think Max just about took it for me. However, I can understand how the judges would see different. I think with the blessing of replays, and statistic counts, us as viewers can sometimes make better decisions, but ultimately it's what is seen in real time, which I don't know about you, I think is largely guess work.

Some of the punches thrown are so quick, I don't even know if they've landed. Whereas, when we had a few fights at fight island, during the pandemic I could at least hear the contact, with fans that all changes.

As for the rematch, I think Max will actually take it this time around. That's where my bet is going at the very least.


Dunno man...  After seeing Volk do Brian Ortega then finish TKZ, I think he improved a tad more than Holloway did and he prolly has the higher ceiling.  It's gonna be close but kinda confident Volk takes it.  Then again, my picks have been terribad so you're prolly going to be proven right.  Cheesy

Here's the Multi Master...

UFC 276:  Multi Master Challenge
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5404386.0

Part 2 of 276's Embedded is out.  Smiley  Enjoy...

UFC 276 Embedded:  Vlog Series Episode 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzzObtqRPTE

17  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: MMA Info and Predictions - Bellator, KSW, PFL, ONE... on: June 28, 2022, 02:03:50 PM
^  Eagle FC will def start getting really popular when Khabib starts feeding those popular guys from the UFC like Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez to his stable of Dagestani killers.  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  

Watched the replay of the main event just now...  And wow, this Elben guy is impressive.  I don't think I've seen Mousasi dominated by a wrestler like that for most of the match.  And Elben was lined at 3.25 too.  Just shows that MMA is sometimes pretty hard to cap.
He is impressive new middleweight champion that has perfect 12-0 record in MMA!
I didn't watch him fight before but it's possible he will receive calls from UFC and Dana White now, maybe he could compete better with undisputed Israel Adesanya in same category.
I am sure he would be in top ten, maybe even in top five fighters in UFC.

Good news for my betting picks this time, I placed a Bellator combo bet in Sportsbet on Magomed Magomedov and Cat Zinganoa and won Smiley



I wouldn't mind seeing him in the UFC.  But it's prolly too early for him to be matched up vs Adesanya.  Maybe after a couple of title defenses?  But yeah, he's good and he trains under Mike Brown at ATT.  So we'll prolly see him in the UFC.  ATT is known for having one of the best gyms with a stable of elite UFC fighters.
18  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽ Football Transfers Speculation, Odds and Predictions on: June 28, 2022, 01:52:21 PM
Ousmane Dembele's transfer saga is really becoming too much. Apparently, Barcelona are confident again that he will sign the extension.
Considering his demands - there probably isn't much interest from elsewhere.

Barcelona needs him to stay after Leeds survived the drop and Raphinha became a bit out of their reach.

It's funny because there are other football journos who are reporting that Arsenal have given up their pursuit of Raphinha because it seems that he already his eyes set in a move to Barcelona.  :/  So which is which?  Cheesy

And between Arsenal and Barca, I feel like Raphinha could be better off at Barca under Xavi.

The books lined him going to London with the Gunners tho.

https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/raphinha/club-after-summer-transfer-window
So far, based on data on Transfermarket, there is no sign that Raphinha will actually move. If it hasn't been confirmed, all the parties involved, we will totally agree if Raphinha's opportunity is in Barcelona. But we'll see if Raphinha wants to peg herself at a price above her last price when she first came to Leeds.

Yeah, nope..  It's the transfer window, so unless a contract is signed, it's mostly just agents talking, making phone calls and prolly players visiting the club for more talks.  But yeah, if he could play first squad every week at Barca then why not?  Arsenal is kinda meh.  But it would suck for him more if he stayed put.

And Raphinha is a guy.  You trying to be funny?  Cheesy
19  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 🥊 The UFC Info and Prediction Thread on: June 28, 2022, 01:42:11 PM
I don't know, very out of character for me to cash out. Glad I did though. I know if it did end up being a different result than it was, I'd be kicking myself today.
We all need to cash out at some point don't we?  Cheesy
I kick myself in the but every time I predict all fights correctly and I don't bet on all of them, and that is much worse than losing.
One surprise for me on previous fight card was Shavkat Rakhmonov who was better than Neil Magny in co-main event.
He was a perfect record same as Umar Nurmagomedov who has potential to be like his cousin Khabib but in Bantamweight category with amazing 15-0 record.

Do what I do.  Bet on all the matches and bunch them up into lottery tickets.  Lol.  Your most confident picks at the top two tiers and add the less confident ones at the lower tiers.  Make sure the first line is as close to 2.00 as possible to break even.  Smiley  I think I'll start doing something like it at the EPL too.  

Anyway, guys watch Volk vs Holloway 2 and tell me what you think.  It's close but I think Holloway won.

UFC 276 Free Fight:  Volk vs Holloway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uVcCe9MXnE

Here's Embedded.

UFC 276 Embedded:  Vlog Series Episode 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTc_ZDcYr_E
20  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: ⚽ Football Transfers Speculation, Odds and Predictions on: June 27, 2022, 03:39:23 PM
Ousmane Dembele's transfer saga is really becoming too much. Apparently, Barcelona are confident again that he will sign the extension.
Considering his demands - there probably isn't much interest from elsewhere.

Barcelona needs him to stay after Leeds survived the drop and Raphinha became a bit out of their reach.

It's funny because there are other football journos who are reporting that Arsenal have given up their pursuit of Raphinha because it seems that he already his eyes set in a move to Barcelona.  :/  So which is which?  Cheesy

And between Arsenal and Barca, I feel like Raphinha could be better off at Barca under Xavi.

The books lined him going to London with the Gunners tho.

https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/raphinha/club-after-summer-transfer-window
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