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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should we retaliate and spam the Bscash chain? on: November 14, 2017, 05:42:18 PM
We need datapoints to see how the network would degrade when the blocks are consistently way over 1MB. If the impact is minor, then who knows some level of safe block size increase could also be incorporated into core.

I am fine with the idea of using BCH as a guinea pig for big block stress testing.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: I hope you guys won't fall for this BCH joke on: November 13, 2017, 05:38:59 PM
BCH is shit! Angry

I ordered some AntMiners from Bitmain just after the last block confirmed. It is now 2 hours and 43 minutes later and my transaction has not yet confirmed because there are no blocks. It seems like BCH miners are just opportunistic parasites that jump off BTC to BCH when the price of BCH goes up, and jump back to BTC immediately after the price drops.

At least with BTC there are enough miners who stick around to keep the system functioning, albeit at a lower rate.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Cant criminals and terrorists simply use BTC ATM's to convert cash to BTC?? on: November 03, 2017, 08:32:18 PM
Apart from the fact it would look suspicious walking up to a BTC ATM with a duffle bag full of $$$ - whats stopping these people converting their cash reserves to BTC?

They have other ways of doing this without the daily limits of ATMs. If you are an early Bitcoin holder seeking to sell your coins (bulk amounts) for cash, you will eventually encounter these shady types. Maybe not the criminals directly, but some intermediary who gets their cash supply directly from the criminals.
4  Other / Meta / Re: Stake your Bitcoin address here on: November 03, 2017, 05:54:06 PM
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5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How can I sell BTC in exchange for paypal USD? on: November 03, 2017, 05:44:22 PM
I see this post but I didn't see how to buy/sell bitcoin with PayPal trusted site here

Buying and selling with PayPal carried asymmetrical risks. As a buyer you carry no risk. As a seller the transaction could be reversed long after you've released your coins. Consequently, if you want to buy don't expect to buy anonymously or without any reputation. You can use localbitcoins.com.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Vs Bitcoin Cash on: November 03, 2017, 05:38:37 PM
Bitcoin cash is more in line with the usual bitcoin whitepaper. And segwit is clearly not how Satoshi proposed it should go.

The whitepaper is not meant to be frozen in time. If you believe that you are a retard.

Scaling doesn't just mean bigger and bigger blocks. If you want to believe that it's fine, but others have the opinion that Bitcoin should not just rely on this to scale.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I HATE 90% of Bitcoin investors on: November 03, 2017, 05:33:24 PM
Most people that investing bitcoin now, are just investing to make money. It annoys the hell out of me. 90% of people haven't read the white paper! Don't even know why decentralisation is a good thing! Don't know why the blockchain is such a revolutionary invention! It annoys me so much! These people just invest because they want to "get rich quick".

And the annoying thing is that if someone had told me about bitcoin 6 years ago, I still would have put all of my money into it. Unfortunately I'm only 16 so I didn't know ANYONE (when I was 9) that would tell me about bitcoin. I only just heard of it 7 months ago and henceforth, have become OBSESSED with crypto. Now I've dropped out of school for crypto and it really does my nut in when all I hear is "Bitcoin to $10K!", "Bitcoin to $20k!".

Deep down I actually hope that the bubble (yes it is a mini-bubble) pops after the Segwit fork and that the price goes back down to $2k. That way all of these stupid investors can suck their thumbs and get taught a lesson. 90% of these people also would have said bitcoin was a scam 9-15 months ago but now look at them. They run around like fucking idiots screaming "BLOCKCHAAINN!!!", "DECENTRALISATIONNNN!!!".

Smh.

Rant over.

I hate you too.
8  Other / Meta / Re: Stake your Bitcoin address here on: November 02, 2017, 10:34:11 AM
Here is my address: 1JPEp11PmySThBL85weWkXWxZ72xkquTHi

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BeetcoinScummer  11/2/2017 1JPEp11PmySThBL85weWkXWxZ72xkquTHi
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Quoted and verified!
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is it possible to increase the amount of bitcoins? on: November 01, 2017, 09:34:49 PM
It is not possible with a soft fork. It is possible with a hard fork, but I doubt many people would accept your new fork. Your fork would probably drop in value very quickly. Who wants an inflationary version of Bitcoin when we already have fiat?
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why you should focus more on saving bitcoins than selling your bitcoins on: November 01, 2017, 09:31:53 PM

Why not we should focus on saving more bitcoins than selling our last remaining bitcoins?


Everyone's situation is different. I still have many bitcoins from GPU mining plus I had one of the first ASICs available. Even after squandering away a large number of coins it appears like I currently still have enough to retire very comfortably should I desire to do so. Right now, I am considering slowly selling my coins and using them to enjoy life. I'd rather not let greed overtake me and try to get more coins. There's really no need for me to take that route.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Does anyone else find this Roger Ver Tweet to be symbolic of mind-blowing greed? on: October 31, 2017, 09:48:44 AM

we can clearly see what end of this stupid scaling debate back in August and people like Roger Ver did to bitcoin. you can only imagine what things would have been like if they never existed or forked off a long time ago.

There will always be stupid debates, if not about scaling then about something else. These tend to suppress the price, but I tend to believe that some level of controversy helps keep Bitcoin strong and less fragile.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: "Everyone already knows about bitcoin" no.. no they do not.. on: October 31, 2017, 09:41:55 AM
I work in the financial services industry. A lot of people at work know about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We even have a working group that discusses these topics and run training labs on a regular basis. This was not the case a year ago.
13  Other / Meta / Re: suggestion: Ask for a BTC address upon registration on: October 31, 2017, 09:25:12 AM
I don't think geo-location, ISP, browser, OS, etc is relevant in 2017. Most people use Tor or VPN to access this website,

People use Tor and VPN but forget to change their User-Agent and screen resolution. They don't realize how unique that fingerprint is. Then they wonder how their alts get linked by forums and websites.
14  Economy / Speculation / Re: Since B2X will not have replay protection... on: October 31, 2017, 09:10:29 AM

Because as I read, if there's no replay protection, so for every B2X dumped, there will be a equal number of BTC dumped. If someone sell one B2X, they will be selling one BTC to the same recipient.


You have a misunderstanding of what replay attacks are. It has nothing to do with off-chain buying and selling of BTC or BTX on an exchange. It just means that, under certain conditions, a transaction involving pre-fork coins that is legitimately broadcast on one chain could be maliciously replayed on the other chain.

Because of this misunderstanding, the remainder of the points you are trying to make are invalid.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What will happen if all 21 Million BTC are mined? on: October 31, 2017, 08:40:15 AM
Its seems like the code needs to be rewritten to add more blocks after the last part of the 21 million coin have been mined. Iím sure one of the endless hard forks will work it all out.

Please stop posting garbage. Under the current network rules in place there will already be more blocks generated even after the 21 million coins have been mine. The coinbase will be 0, but the fees would still be there.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin 401(k) on: October 30, 2017, 02:30:28 AM
Has anyone heard of or done this? Rolling your 401(k) into Bitcoin?

I have not heard of any 401(k) fund than invests in Bitcoin yet.  Also I don't think there is a suitable investment vehicle that is available for regular (non-accredited) investors to buy in their rollover IRAs. However, it is possible to set up a trust that would allow you to hold bitcoins in an IRA.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: what will you do if the bitcoin exchange rate is pennilished? on: October 30, 2017, 02:22:42 AM
The bitcoin exchange rate continues to increase and will surely continue to increase along with its reputation.
As a user how do you respond?
1. What do you fear if the bitcoin exchange rate goes down?
2. Do you continue to use bitcoins or vice versa?

What would I do if the bitcoin exchange rate is penalized? By the Bitcoin Central Authority?

1. I will cry.
2. I will go into a rage and sell all my bitcoins until I have no more to use and vice versa.

I hope you are satisfied with my answers.
18  Economy / Speculation / Re: Difficulty jumps 21% on: October 29, 2017, 03:05:43 PM
In addition to new SHA256 miners joining the fray, these miners are also probably jumping back and forth between BTC and BCH, depending on what is currently more profitable.

Now that BCH is going up again, I wouldn't be surprised if the next difficulty change would be negative.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is it possible to find lost bitcoins? on: October 29, 2017, 02:57:34 PM
In a single case, I would say that you can find lost bitcoins. Some people even buy old wallets to solve the password to get the bitcoins that lie in this purse. But not every password can be brootforced and in a global sense, it will be too difficult to do.

What is this brootforcing that you speak of? Please explain.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why Bitcoin Cash will NEVER be bitcoin on: October 20, 2017, 08:52:39 PM

8 MB (with scale function) allows more transactions to be done at once.


You realize that it would be trivial for Bitcoin core to move to 8 MB (or some other larger blocksize) when the time is appropriate, don't you? If it looked like users might abandon 1MB blocks I'm sure it would not take long for core to decide to move to bigger blocks.
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