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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Belgium has 8 Bitcoin ATM machines on: Today at 04:31:03 PM
I think ATMs will be a dead end unless they get their act together. The fees need to be within the realms of reasonableness and two way would certainly be a lot more useful as time goes on too. In theory they should be a lot less hassle to deal with than logging on to exchanges and joining them but the reality often makes that extra hassle worth it.
2  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: Today at 03:38:15 PM
Saw on /r/bitcoin.

Food for thought.

But gold still hasn't equalled that 1980 high accounting for inflation, which we're told is the point of gold. It would've been $2600 in today's dollars so right now it's worth less than half what you laid out nearly four bleedin' decades ago. That's why I think gold is mainly good for holding down bits of paper if I can't find a rock.

Paper gold turned it to shite.
3  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: Today at 11:50:05 AM
It's up to each country what kind of "free" benefits like healthcare they should provide.

America's health businesses have got it nailed. Not only do health providers charge the population, they also make the American government spend more than double per capita what other governments spend for the 'free' stuff.

That's an extremely impressive trick.
4  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: Today at 11:30:25 AM
Watching people die for no good reason probably takes some getting used to.

Here in Brexit Britain they've now set up mobile cinemas in car parks around in the country in anticipation of the dismantling of the NHS.

Each citizen spends several hours a day watching the debilitated being towed out and left on glaciers after 'death committees' have decided they're no longer viable. Slippery devices are attached to one's johnson or minge and you're only allowed out when you signal your approval by sexual arousal.
5  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-07-18] Québec Charging Cryptocurrency Miners Double for Electricity on: Today at 11:13:53 AM
"Hydro-Québec stated that it had received approximately 300 new requests for power from mining and blockchain-based entities. This translates to 18,000 milliwatts (mW), or more than 40 percent of the distributor’s generating capacity."

If that's true then I can see why they're not keen. You wouldn't really want real people freezing to death in the dark to make sure Rapecoin keeps ticking over.

If it would screw electricity supplies to more important areas then it should be a straightforward ban. If they can deliver that capacity then I see no reason why anyone should pay more than anyone else. It's just as meaningful or meaningless as any other industry that sucks up huge power for their own profit. That's why they're paying for it.
6  Economy / Economics / Re: Do you think Jeff Bezos will beocme a trillionaire? on: Today at 10:57:22 AM
Just over 7x from here? Sure. Why not?

Inflation will take care of most of it. The rest, it's easy to forget that online shopping is still under the 20% mark for retail. In Africa and the Middle East it's less than 2%.

If he successfully moves into groceries too then it's in the bag. And it's easy to forget that selling tat is only a part of his business. His facilities are now underpinning large amounts of the internet.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Ledger Live on: Today at 10:41:02 AM
You can always upgrade to 64bit, but that require wiping out all of your data so make sure to backup everything on your comp before you proceed (if you do).

Certain processors are incapable of running 64 bit windows. I have a couple of old Samsungs that won't do it.

You should be able to interact with a Ledger through Electrum which should run on a 32 bit machine - https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005161925-Set-up-and-use-Electrum

I don't know how much functionality you give up with that though.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: NEM (XEM) Official Thread - 100% New Code - Easy To Use APIs on: Today at 09:52:24 AM
CATAPULT I THINK WILL BE OUT SOON

They've said nothing about migration and that's the really hard bit. I'm not holding my breath for it to be here this year.
9  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-07-16]Having Approved 12 Crypto Exchanges, a South Korean Industry Body Is on: Today at 09:05:42 AM
This 'industry body' was put together by the exchanges themselves was it not? Why should the actual South Korean government give a fuck what they think about anything?

That's like me forming the MeMeMe Aeronautics and Space Administration, awarding myself my astronaut's wings and turning up at Baikonur with astronaut certificate written on (used) toilet paper demanding to get on the next flight.
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: Please share your prediction about this recent pause of growth rate !! on: July 17, 2018, 10:07:22 PM
I'll believe it has legs when it sprouts them and runs.

Until then it can't always be relentless doom. Every now and then there's a wee bounce to cheer and fool a few people then back to business as usual.

If this is ETF related I'm going to be rather disappointed in the sheer gullibility on display. It's not any more likely to happen than last time, and it didn't then.
11  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-07-17] Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments on: July 17, 2018, 10:03:02 PM
Strange that this has been barely mentioned.

However many a patent is never intended to see the light of day. It's created and then parked for outcomes that may never arrive. I'm sure if you sifted through major company archives you'd find some very outlandish patents.

If Mastercard actually did put something into action it would have a huge effect on consumer confidence. Most people out there do not think like the average sceptic here.
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: July 17, 2018, 09:14:08 PM
Some big fish just moved the price up. Probably a Blackrock operation. Hardly a rally. They will take their dirty profits off the table soon enough I guess.

Whoa is me.

You used to be so bubbly and fun loving. Now you're like a ghost moaning laments down the corridors of a collapsed mansion.

Here's to your getting your sparkle back some day.
13  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: WEX formerly known as BTC-E - withdrawal methods are disabled ! on: July 17, 2018, 09:09:33 PM
that brings me back. that was a very dark couple days for me, for obvious reasons. BTC-E was my go-to exchange for years, and i was waiting out a dip.

I would be sodding amazed if they were still up to anything illegal, however perhaps investigations are far from over and it's not as if they came in from the cold. They just shrugged it off and ploughed onwards. Plenty of people might still be gunning for them.

Fingers crossed for straightforward creakiness.
14  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: July 17, 2018, 04:40:13 PM
Saying that, only basic health care in line with advances over decades is that feasible.  Cutting edge, high cost health care should probably always be private.

Back when the NHS was formed health was nice and simple. Everyone died off at the right time and drugs was real drugs.

These days I don't see how any service can hope to keep up with the developments or expense. You could easily pour a million dollars of experimental shite into some muggins who might get a few extra weeks out of it. That could transform hundreds of other lives.

And once you get beyond 80 you should only be given maintenance or the option of a quick offing. It's not as if you're going to regrow your tight little body again.

No way do I think an American style health system is a good thing but at some point people have to acknowledge that not everything is affordable for everyone.
15  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: July 17, 2018, 02:19:12 PM
Comments on Cboe BZX (BTC ETF) Rulemaking

The Lord hath spoken:

Quote
Subject: File No. SR-CboeBZX-2018-040
From: Lord Bogdanoff
July 11, 2018

POMP EET.

That's all we need.

I don't really see why they bother opening up comments from any old scumbag. It's either moonkids, embittered Brazilian professors or the plain mentally ill.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: NEM (XEM) Official Thread - 100% New Code - Easy To Use APIs on: July 17, 2018, 12:21:42 AM
Why are bithumb and coinsuper exchanges excluded from coinmarketcap volume and price average calculations?  I'm sure they were included last month, it's a good $10MM of volume excluded.  It says no fees **, but I'm sure that both exchanges charge fees.

I think Bithumb's wallets are still shut down after their 30 million dollar hack the other day.

Coinsuper looks like a total wash trading Chinese joke so its numbers are not to be trusted.
17  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: July 17, 2018, 12:18:01 AM

Just looking for a bit 'more' news or such on why BTC is pumping now BESIDES the usual 'hedge' of some BTC IN CASE this

SEC thingy..comes to pass in the next month.


Just as the Winklevoss rejection was the excuse for the alt explosion, perhaps this rejection will the excuse for the monstrous defecation that'll finally clear out the dead wood.

The least useful thing that could happen now would be an empty pump based on a doomed hope. It looks like we might get one anyway.
18  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: WEX formerly known as BTC-E - withdrawal methods are disabled ! on: July 16, 2018, 11:44:05 PM
something very wrong has obviously happened. best case scenario, this indicates an emergency server migration (which for an exchange like this, involves some sensitivity). this seems somewhat likely to be the case, given that ZEC and USDT withdrawals appear to be active.

BTC-e announced unscheduled maintenance last year.

https://twitter.com/btcecom/status/889918430228492289

Then six days later they let us know about the FBI.

https://twitter.com/btcecom/status/891928666065707008

Lightning strikes twice?

19  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin jumps after report suggests BlackRock is getting serious about the crypt on: July 16, 2018, 09:50:03 PM
Watch the vid - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/blackrock-s-fink-says-clients-have-zero-interest-in-crypto

He is a 'blockchain not bitcoin' lover and is interested in the tech for his own platform. And he clearly doesn't get it when he says he's waiting for crypto to be more... transparent?

However I well and truly cannot believe that not one of his punters has expressed any interest.
20  Bitcoin / Alternative clients / Re: John Mcafee & Bitifi launch the first 'unhackable' hardware wallet on: July 16, 2018, 09:44:50 PM
https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1018898446659477504

Confirmation here that this basically a brain wallet.

https://twitter.com/icryptomarty/status/1018900159244259329

And no mention or advice on how to come up with a secure phrase. Maybe there's something in the box. Probably not.
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