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1  Other / Meta / Re: Merit system cancelled signature upgrade of Copper membership? on: February 01, 2018, 02:48:55 PM
Regardless, I would hope a copper member would be able to get 10 merit points.
Well it would be possible if

a) the now high ranked users wouldn't give their merits to their hero / legendary "friends" as it will happen all the time. People tend to give such "goodies" to people they already know; it's just psychology.

Edit: Just checked your (Ibminer's) merit page and found one Jr. Member that sent you merit. Most of them are legendaries / heros.

b) the amount of sMerits would be higher! A Sr. Member hast 5 sMerit by default? So basically, most of sMerits will come from Hero members and above - see my first point again.

I predict almost noone will "level up" anymore and people will get frustrated. One's post could be outstanding; if there isn't any high ranked & polite member near, it remains "worthless".
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Its over guys on: February 01, 2018, 10:58:04 AM
Sure, other countries will follow because in history, every country did what India did before. Ehm... wait.  Roll Eyes

2018 will be even better for cryptos. Maybe the gains will not be as huge (marketcap went x34 in 2017), but still, there is so much room to grow.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: jibrel network on: February 01, 2018, 10:41:17 AM
I am really excited on this one; hopefully it will be listed on binance as well!
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is crypto mining profitable? on: January 25, 2018, 07:09:13 AM
I quess that's profitable but not with every crypto, I know that some dash miners are disappointed, the equipment's price was so high, but mining is not profitable for today. Perhaps with the time it will change but now the it is paid off very slowly
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WARNING: PAYPAL STARTED MASSIVE ACCOUNT BAN ON ANYTHING BITCOIN RELATED on: February 17, 2014, 03:10:40 AM
I left paypal a long time ago because they were such idiots.

For those looking for alternatives, you can sell / buy / send / receive money through Amazon Pavements as well. I haven't had any trouble with them.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Social Experiment on: February 06, 2014, 08:54:56 AM
JD upon successfully soliciting a small sum of BTC and eager to put his plan to work, decides to transfer the few fractions of Bitcoin he received to another account. While at this point many would become suspect, JD suspects his few willing volunteers will understand.
 
Sipping on his morning cup of coffee, JD smiles as he stares off into the distant sunrise. It is indeed the beginning of a new day…

Had bookmarked this thread to watch where it goes. Bumping for update. Am still waiting for the analysis portion of the infotainment to see what has been learned from this social experiment  Smiley
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Tax on mining due to climate change. on: February 02, 2014, 09:25:01 PM

A special climate tax in the comming years will spoil the bitcoin market.
Electricity needs will skyrocket. So will the tax on electricity.
This is a logical scenario?

I think you over estimate how large the bitcion market is (or will be in the near future) compared to the butt load of energy used to maintain massive server farms in support of the existing fiat currency economy. Saying that climate tax would spoil the bicoin market is about as true as saying that it will cause ATMs to be shuttered and hauled off the the recycle plants. Any tax on energy is going to affect far more commerce than bitcoin could even hope to impact. Imagine just the energy used in refrigeration, do you think grocery stores will suddenly stop selling ice cream and frozen dinners? Will butchers suddenly throw their hands up and go find other jobs?

The fact is that electricity companies have a captive market and they use that to their advantage (at least in the US). That's why states are paying millions to electricity generation companies to cover their costs to move from coal to LNG. Even though the move to gas will save those companies money because their coal contracts are running out, the legislators are more than happy to cry "oh, 200 jobs!, we MUST give them the 30 million to convert!". Those companies are booking record profits, but can't afford to do their own upgrades?  Not in the least, why pay for your own company when you're bought-and-paid-for politician will hand you the money from the taxpayer's wallet.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Hedge fund boss: Bitcoin over gold? Are you kidding? on: February 02, 2014, 02:48:45 AM
The author has this on his wikipedia page: "Fortune described Singer as "a passionate defender of the 1% and a rising Republican power broker"."

Is it any wonder that he's singing the tune that supports his chosen team? The fact is that, if I remember correctly, he's a big pusher of gold paper. Not physical gold, but paper that says you have some interest in gold. Gold is sliding and his butt's a puckerin' because he's been pushing that paper for a long time.

The fact is that the 1% can jump in on Bitcoin at any time (and many probably already have) so he can say what ever he wants (or what ever he's being paid to say). His clients are still going to have their own brains and can tell the difference between a useable currency and something that sits burried in basements and vaults for that day when the SHTF and they suddenly realize that gold sucks as a currency.  When the SHTF in reality, medicine, munitions and munchies will be more valuable than gold.  But, in the mean time, a lot of people will get ripped off by these pitch men and their 'mainstream platforms'. (Remember how hard Glenn Beck was pitching gold on his show?  Yeah, that turned out to be a company that was ripping off little old ladies. Something you really can't do with bitcoin.)

9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Bitcoin Killing Bankers? Third prominent banker found dead in six days on: February 01, 2014, 06:38:34 PM
maybe it was just their employers balancing the books... after all, if Walmart takes out life insurance on their empoloyees ( http://consumerist.com/2007/07/03/walmart-took-secret-life-insurance-policies-out-on-employees-collected-after-their-death/ ) you know a bank isn't going to miss any opportunity to make a buck, especially if it's tax free.
10  Economy / Services / Re: Earn .02 BTC for your tweet on: February 01, 2014, 03:28:09 AM
You really needed to be more clear that you're only providing a .02 BTC GAMBLING CREDIT and not actually providing .02BTC for the tweet.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Bitcoin Killing Bankers? Third prominent banker found dead in six days on: February 01, 2014, 03:24:22 AM
Why would your mind even go there? I'm sure a lot of people off themselves 'after the holidays'. I guess I feel bad for the families involved, but it's real hard to feel bad for the industry that they've left. They were probably shorted a couple million in their bonuses and couldn't take the pressure. Guess, all those 'do nothings' who are living on less than $30k US/year at least have a back bone compared to the whiners.
12  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Bitcoin funded Community Center on: February 01, 2014, 01:03:08 AM
Can I Use It to Pay  or sell?

Not sure about bitpay, but coinbase lets you make up payment buttons and you can associated a US bank account to sell coins and have the USD sent to your bank.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] FoxCoin - A Fully dynamic Cyptocurrency [NOW ON 4 EXCHANGES!] on: January 30, 2014, 10:12:48 PM
I think that coinmarket.io is small enough to take this coin.

let's get it on coinmarket.oi
It's a very good place to get volume Wink

Have you seen their support thread over the past couple days? They've only been online a few days and it looks like there's some kinks still to be worked out there.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Throw Charlie under the bus and wash your hands clean of your biggest advocate on: January 29, 2014, 06:58:24 AM
I would think that Charlie voluntarily distanced himself from the foundation to prevent issues for them. Also, he is on house arrest, so isn't really able to travel at this point in time.
15  Economy / Services / Re: Need more fan activity on your Facebook page? on: January 28, 2014, 04:30:22 AM
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The investment you make is small compared to the benefit you'll reap in aqcuiring a competetive edge.

What benefit? Thanks to politicians buying followers, everyone knows that they can be bought. All you're saying is that the target account won't get bounced for violating TOS as far as you know.

Please explain how you can get 2000

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We offer exceptional fully guaranteed services of delivering real fans to your Facebook fan page.

REAL FANS in only 4 days.
16  Economy / Services / Re: Earn .02 BTC for your tweet on: January 25, 2014, 04:00:23 AM
So, you don't actually earn .02 BTC... instead you get .02 BTC to bet with on your site?
Your title is a bit confusing.
17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Bitcoin funded Community Center on: January 25, 2014, 03:46:47 AM
What community are you going to be located in? If you're opening in Spring, do you have a physical address for the community center yet?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: To the moon for real on: January 25, 2014, 03:35:29 AM
Still trying to figure out what would be worth sending. A public address? But, then it could still be used by who ever has the private key. Maybe PSU needs to get a wallet and create their own address, so they can receive donations and have a physical representation of it (their cold storage?) located on the moon?

Otherwise, is OP going to send the information for a cold storage wallet containing 1 bitcoin in order to say there is a bitcoin on the moon?

Sorry... confused, but not drunk.  Maybe I need a six pack to understand better?


lol. I might try out your thesis later on when its night-time here ........ otherwise, yeah, pretty confused. Not even sure why we physically need a bitcoin on the moon. It's just a saying. I don't think anyone took it literally ..... I think I need to get that vodka ready and "open my mind"

Well, you know... "it's just a saying" is the first step to fiat currency, right? And, then before you know it, someone will propose fuzzy logic to replace that huge block chain and then we'll be hearing about BTC derivatives markets.... we as a community should be fighting back against these fiat tyrants who would destroy the very essence of BTC!

I think I need to go get another beer now. Arm chair angst makes me thirsty.
19  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: New Exchange Broker on: January 25, 2014, 03:23:15 AM
Whois result:

[ snip ]


I am in no way saying that the poster is not a scammer... BUT.... using domain privacy doesn't say much one way or the other. Unfortunately, the information in DNS records has been used by those spammers so much that most people jump on the free domain privacy when they buy a domain name.

But, I agree, the people on here should find a more legit service to use. If the poster is in the US, I'd be willing to bet that he is not licensed as a money exchanger, so the Feds could just pick up his equipment at any time anyway.


Article ref unlicensed money transmissions: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/15/feds-seize-bitcoin-account-for-unlicensed-money-transferring/


Maybe we should start sending these scammer website to the feds to look at. Here is their email address: FRC@fincen.gov
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Flow of money: Bitcoin needs some B2B adoption on: January 25, 2014, 03:18:21 AM
Reasons this isn't happening:
  • Way too much volatility.
  • Not enough liquidity.
  • No legit exchanges.
  • Wire transfer fees don't go up with the amount.
Trying to unload 10,000 BTC would crash the market. But that's a reasonable size for a single B2B transaction.

There are exchanges in the US that are licensed and regulated because they provide exchange to/from USD. I would call them legit.

Also, 10K BTC would be over $8 million USD right now. I must be working for the wrong kind of businesses, because an $8 million dollar transaction would never happen. Even an $8 million dollar contract would be paid out in small payments each month, not all at one time.
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