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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - Battle of the Crypto Clans on: January 30, 2020, 10:59:47 AM
It seems like I will see a lot of crypto celebrities on your game, I want to buy Justin Sun and CZ Binance avatars. for me they are big figures in cryptocurrency.

At least you can buy them in this game?  Grin

We've got John McAfee as our next celebrity avatar! Head over to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8y8C-z3KOA check out his announcement trailer!



I don't think people are now liking McAfee but still there are individuals who will be interested to get his avatar. As there are many crypto games launched, you have a lot of marketing to do here. Be competitive and not just wait for your players to come here.

Thanks for your reply! Of course John is a controversial figure in the space, but we suppose that's one of the main reasons people want to own an avatar of his - or fight against him :-)

Sure we not just posting here, we're spreading the word on all channels available!
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - Battle of the Crypto Clans on: January 28, 2020, 08:54:15 PM
We've got John McAfee as our next celebrity avatar! Head over to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8y8C-z3KOA check out his announcement trailer!

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Reality of tokens on: November 15, 2019, 09:20:55 AM
I don't think that the technicalities of creating an ERC-20 token and a website for an ICO were the distinguishing factor between a successful and an unsuccessful ICO and a scam. Also, it's easy to buy thousands of members for a Telegram group or posts in all kinds of "news" sites and create some buzz. In a way, these types of ICOs were not much different from other get-rich-quickly schemes that always had a certain lifetime until everyone noticed that those only work for a very selected group of people.

After these many years of ICOs being around, scams and (few) successful and (many) unsuccessful projects, potential should've gotten more sensitive to what kind of information you'd need to give other people money. We've also been through that with crowdfunding, but crowdfunding is still there and works (for some).

tl;dr: Such services are great for whoever wants to run a half-assed ICO or try to scam somebody, but they don't make an actual difference because the unavailability of this in the earlier days hasn't prevented any scammer from scamming.
4  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is diversification into different coins really a good advice for Newbies? on: November 14, 2019, 04:28:31 PM
True for newbies. Most other coins correlate strongly with Bitcoin, and crypto as a whole should be only one asset in the portfolio of a newbie (or anyone, really).

Also, people should at least roughly know what they're getting themselves into when *investing* in something, and Bitcoin will be the asset with the most reliable information.

5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Where do you buy without ID in Europe? on: November 14, 2019, 03:35:44 PM
Carbon is offering ID-free crypto purchases via credit card, but they currently ran out of most currencies: https://buy.carbon.money/

They say they will be back soon. It's actually quite convenient when it does work.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - New trailer is live! on: November 14, 2019, 03:17:08 PM
Hey! Thanks for your interest and for pointing this out, somehow the link went under over one of the last edits. Here you'll find the infos about how to join.

I also re-introduced the link in the opening post.

i just read the articles on medium but i saw that the top 55 participants in terms of points earned will be awarded worth 650 EOS
but can you explain how we can earn the points?

You get points by signing up and sharing your referral link with others. You can also follow us on social to earn extra points. All the possible activities, your status and instructions will be displayed in your dashboard once you've signed up.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Who is the single most influential person in Bitcoin? on: November 14, 2019, 01:49:18 PM
Either "no one" or "Satoshi Nakamoto". Thankfully, Satoshi isn't around anymore, making it currently no one.

This is a good thing, because extremely powerful influencers are a naturally centralising force on decision making. Many people prefer to follow someone they agree with and stop thinking critically when that person says something they otherwise might disagree with if said by someone else.

There are some people that I consider very influential, very clever, and very aligned to my views. People like Andreas Antonopoulos, Saifedean Ammous, many of the core devs, and so on. However when I find myself agreeing with them too much, I often go out of my way to find things I strongly disagree with them on so that I can maintain a healthy level of criticality when they say something else that requires careful examination.

To note: I haven't yet found anyone that I agree 100% with; and I consider that to be very positive. I even probably disagree with Satoshi about a couple of things based on some statements he made, but since he's not around to discuss them and elucidate/clarify his opinions further, I won't say that with certainty. I will say however that I disagree with the interpretation I have of a couple of things that he said.

Very true, and of course it's hard to find anybody you'd agree with on all the things. I think this also goes for pretty much everyone who by design *is* the most influential person in any other given project, like Vitalik for Ethereum, who is also controversial.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - New trailer is live! on: November 14, 2019, 01:41:05 PM
i saw in the first Post that you giving away 650 EOS but where i can see the details for this event?
because you not listed it in the 1st post

Hey! Thanks for your interest and for pointing this out, somehow the link went under over one of the last edits. Here you'll find the infos about how to join.

I also re-introduced the link in the opening post.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - New trailer is live! on: November 13, 2019, 03:39:28 PM
It seems like I will see a lot of crypto celebrities on your game, I want to buy Justin Sun and CZ Binance avatars. for me they are big figures in cryptocurrency.

Thanks! We wanna see them, too! But because we value respect the personal rights of each individual we don't wanna make them without their consent. We're in discussions with quite a bunch of crypto people of that caliber, but you can help buy publicly expressing your favorites (which you did!) so they're even easier to convince Wink
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How do you sell a million dollars bag of crypto? Would you trust exchanges? on: November 13, 2019, 02:27:36 PM
Some of the exchanges are actually trustworthy, but the question is what you want to exchange it for.

If you want to flip it for fiat, most exchanges are ruled out because of the missing fiat on-/off-ramp. Also, you'll have to do KYC.

It also depends on which country you're in, but in general I would advise you to exchange such a large sum in batches, and spread it via multiple exchanges to reduce risk.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Who is the most interesting / fun person in the crypto space? on: November 13, 2019, 08:53:18 AM
If you could choose one person from the crypto space to spend an evening or a weekend with, who would that be?

Vitalik would definitely be most interesting one, but i think he would get bored with me as i wouldn't probably be intellectual enough to have a chat with. Andreas Antonopoulos would be most entertaining to listen to, he thought process seem to be so well structured that he is relaxing to listen to. For fun jet set night i would probably choose Cryptocobain, he seems to have a right idea for partying with money.

 Cheesy interesting point of view. We could tie Vitalik to a chair, though. Or, yes, just gather a few other people in addition and basically just watch them discuss and only drop in a question every once in a while.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best ways of bringing Bitcoin to non-crypto users on: November 13, 2019, 08:49:58 AM
If they get some crypto for stuff they do anyway that's a much better way of introducing crypto / Bitcoin to average people.

and who is going to pay you for things you already do? and what is he benefit in it for them to pay you?!
what you are saying sounds more like one of those micropayment jobs you usually see advertised on the internet which are a complete waste of time and could even infect your computer if you follow their instructions including visiting random sites! they advertise it like "things you already do" then you see you have to do mundane tasks for long hours to make a cent!

One of the examples is Wirex, where you get a cashback for all your purchases with the credit / debit card in Bitcoin. There are other credit cards with cashback systems, but also a lot of credit cards without.

Another example is Lolli, a cashback system for online purchases that pays in Bitcoin.

Microtasks could be a thing, but there you have to explicitly do something you probably wouldn't otherwise do.

But in general the fact that I can't come up with more examples is the precise reason why I'm posting this question ;-)

I am kinda sad that a decade after Bitcoin came into this world, people are still asking where they can get Bitcoin in exchange for the things they can do. The gigs economy that uses Bitcoin should have been big by now but unfortunately the whole thing failed to take off. Fiverr should have added cryptocurrency as one of the choices to pay and get paid but it has not. This big question is driving at the heart of the problem when it comes to the adoption in the grassroots for Bitcoin. We have to be honest in saying that there is a failure in here, and which I am hoping can soon be fixed.

Wirex may not be working globally and even if it does not all countries will have many merchants participating in the cash back program not unless Wirex is going to be establishing a real presence in each country. Microtasks sites that deal with Bitcoin failed to get critical number of clients and maybe they can be closing soon or shifting their focus from cryptocurrency back to the traditional way of payments. Microtasks should have been the best way for many people to acquire Bitcoin but I still have to see one that is really making a good volume of business.


Exactly!

As with every other network, there's always two sides: supply and demand. On the supply side, you want to keep entry barriers as low as possible. Microtasks might have been a good start, but they also just reach a very specific group of people; that's why I'm interested in things that are actually understandable and usable for everyone (like a debit card) and provide extra Bitcoin (or other crypto) as a "side-effect".

In addition to the education aspect, mass adoption of services like Wirex and Lolli would lead to an increased demand for Bitcoin as they need to buy BTC on the market with actual fiat that they are processing.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best ways of bringing Bitcoin to non-crypto users on: November 13, 2019, 08:45:02 AM
In an individual level, what you're doing is quite a good start. It's quite difficult to introduce bitcoin on this level since the level of trust and persuasion is low. However, I'm seeing a lot more effect on public adoption through large conpanies initiating their move, like for instance, if Bakkt would make it possible for Starbucks to adopt even few cryptocurrencies, then it would make much larger impact on a widescale basis.

Of course! I was asking about products which are out there already, though, but it seems that there isn't that much outside of Lolli (who just announced partnership with Alibaba) and the crypto credit / debit cards like Wirex or Crypto.com.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best ways of bringing Bitcoin to non-crypto users on: November 12, 2019, 08:41:10 PM
I just ordered the Wirex card and hope to get it soon. The idea is to receive crypto (Bitcoin) by doing stuff that I would be doing anyway.

What other ways do you know to receive / earn Bitcoin for everyday stuff outside of the crypto world that could bring Bitcoin and other crypto directly to users for them to spend?
The whole point of creating and going out of your way to earn bitcoin is to promote cryptocurrency and the use of it, and if you are just doing normal things no one will care, things are the way they are because we need to show people the difference between crypto based things and normal fiat, and the ones that claim that they will pay for doing it are either a scam or just pay you a minuscule amount compared to what you do, so you are better of learning new thgings and new ways to earn because they make develop and learn new skills that you wouldn't learn if you do regular way.

If we want to reach mass adoption we cannot expect people to understand how crypto works. Most people don't even know how money works and where it comes from and why, and they don't want to.

This is actually a pretty good interview where Alex Adelman (CEO of Lolli) explains why this is beneficial for what many of us are trying to achieve: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/33099/alex-adelman-lolli
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best ways of bringing Bitcoin to non-crypto users on: November 12, 2019, 08:34:03 PM
Just do it how most people do it, the easy and straightforward way. Earn fiat through a job, a business, or a gig, then use a percentage of the earned fiat to buy bitcoin in a peer-to-peer exchange. Or better, you can try to ask your employer to pay you straight in bitcoin.

This is exactly what I didn't strive for. In order for people to spend their hard-earned fiat for crypto, they have to be very convinced that what they're buying is worth an investment. If they get some crypto for stuff they do anyway that's a much better way of introducing crypto / Bitcoin to average people.


Ok, on the top of your head, name one investment where you got 800% profit in one year? Also, Bitcoin is a high risk investment and should only

form a small part of your larger portfolio. There is no guaranteed profits in Bitcoin investments, but there are a huge potential for large profits.

Look at the price history of Bitcoin and you will several opportunities where people could buy low and sell for a massive profit. I buy/sell old cars

and I use the proceeds to buy more bitcoins.  Wink

Not sure whether this is going the right direction, but what I meant is that giving non-Bitcoin-educated people easy access to Bitcoin by "just giving" it to them is probably a better path to adopting Bitcoin than telling someone: "Hey, there's this great thing called Bitcoin which can make you money - go invest!"

That's why I was also giving examples like Lolli or Wirex - people can just shop without thinking about the price of Bitcoin (at first) or whether they're making a good investment, because they get it anyway.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Chain Clash - Battle of the Crypto Clans on: November 12, 2019, 05:13:03 PM
The avatars look great. I ll definitely try to get my hands on the Brock Mythic avatar to sell it later on to Mr Pierce himself. Would love to see Dan Larimer & his cat in the game as well. Would he be supporting the EOS Clan or are celebrity avatars fighting for their own?

We could make it so that holders of Dan can choose between Bitshares, Steem and EOS - as soon as we've onboarded the other clans, as well ;-)
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Best ways of bringing Bitcoin to non-crypto users on: November 12, 2019, 04:47:38 PM
But don't you think that people get much more interested in something they actually own as opposed to something they could or couldn't buy?

Well, good point. In this sort of case, I couldn't think of anything on the top of my head besides Lolli. Probably earning BAT/BTC through casually browsing using the Brave Browser, but unfortunately you'd need to submit KYC/AML information(which I don't suggest you'd do) to collect the few dollars worth of BAT/BTC you earn each month hence why they have a bad reputation here on Bitcointalk.

Is there a particular reason why you don't suggest submitting KYC info to Brave / BAT / Uphold? I mean, apart from the hassle of doing so?
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: which exchange should I use? on: November 12, 2019, 03:27:15 PM
You have a very interesting profile name, but I hardly doubt that somebody from Miracle TELE is selling crypto. Is it a way to draw attention to the project again or is the CEO so dumb and not creative at all ? Smiley

Oh I should've read that before answering. Wasn't even aware of that project...
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: which exchange should I use? on: November 12, 2019, 03:26:10 PM
It's kind of a weird question to ask about $2.3m on a forum. But in case you're serious:

- Most of the tokens are probably best exchanged against ETH on decentralized exchanges like IDEX or Uniswap. Look out for the exchange with the highest liquidity (typically, traded volume) for the specific token at hand
- It makes sense to try with a smaller chunk at first. I understand you want to exchange for fiat, so Coinbase is a good address to start
- Even if Coinbase works for you, you might want to use multiple fiat-capable exchanges to get rid of that large amount. Depending on where you are located, BitStamp, Kraken, Gemini or Bitcoin.de could be options

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Who is the single most influential person in Bitcoin? on: November 12, 2019, 03:16:10 PM
he is the biggest joke to the crypto world

He is influential though, isn't he?

I’m flagging him as a crypto clown too
Being influential in the right way is something we have to admire, but his “work” wasn’t a contribution...

Maybe "the dickening" will be a contribution, though :-D
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