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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns [Last update: 18-Sep-2018] on: September 22, 2018, 04:22:37 AM
Updated table: https://paste.ee/p/SKFoC
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Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns


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The following abbreviations will be used for campaigns (where applicable):
Campaigns:
Active||Currently active
PNYC||Payment not yet confirmed
FLUX||Campaign in flux between closed and accepting
CFNP||Closed for new participants
Term:     Ranks:
p/d||post/dailyL||Legendary Member
p/w||post/weeklyH||Hero Member
p/m||post/monthlyS||Senior Member
f/w||fixed/weeklyF||Full Member
f/m||fixed/monthlyM||Member
J||Junior


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|777Coin**|p/2w|.000085|.000085|.000075|.000065|.000055|x|15/w|60/w|Y/N|
|BitBlender*|f/2w|$70|$60|$40|x|x|x|40/2w|x|Y/N|
|BitCasino|f/w|.01|.01|x|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|BitCloak|f/w|.01|.01|.005|.0025|x|x|25/w|x|Y/N|
|BQT|p/w|.0007|.0007|.0004|.0002|.0001|x|10/w|35/w|Y/N|
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|BitDice*|f/w|$85|$85|$50|$35|x|x|30/w|x|N|
|Bitsler|f/w|$150|$125|x|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|Bitvest**|p/2w|.00011|.00011|.0001|.00008|.000065|x|15/w|60/w|Y/N|
|Bustadice*|f/w|$100|$100|$75|$50|$25|x|25/w|x|N|
|ChipMixer|p/w|.00075|.00075|.00075|x|x|x|x|50/w|Y/N|
|Crypto-Games|f/w|$140|$120|$80|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|FortuneJack|f/w|.02|.02|x|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|Nexybit*|p/w|$1|$1|$.75|$.6|$.45|x|10/w|30/w|N|
|MoonX|f/w|.01|.008|.005|.0035|.002|.001|20/w|x|Y/N|
|NitrogenSports|p/w|.0003|.00025|.0002|x|x|x|10/w|20/w|Y/N|
|YoBit.net*|p/d|.0003|.0003|.0003|.0002|.00013|x|x|20/d|N|
|YOLOdice|p/w|.00035|.00035|.00025|.00015|.00005|x|x|40/w|N|

* means that the campaign is currently having some trouble. Joining is not recommended.
* means that the campaign is paying in bitcoin with the addition of some alternative coins (altcoin). Taking a further look into the campaign's payrate is recommended.
* means that the campaign counts the post per period (e.g. weekly, monthly) but they will pay the total earnings at a specific date. You have to visit their thread to find out more about it.
* means that the campaign has some bonus going on. The specified amount in the table is the least amount of money you can have for each round. Check out their thread to know how their bonus works.
** means that there are some special conditions. Please see the campaigns thread for more information.


Yes/No explanation
If a campaign has Yes/No as escrow status, it means that the person holding the funds also manages the campaign. This is a conflict of interest, but shouldn't be a big problem if the person doing escrow is trusted.



Changelog:
Code:
22-Sept-18: Removed IOU, Added BitCasino
17-Sept-18: Removed Bitcasino, Moved MoonX
2  Economy / Services / Re: 🚀 Bitcasino.io 🚀 [Signature Campaign] 🚀 [.015 BTC/week] on: September 20, 2018, 01:51:06 AM
It was my pleasure to work with jeremy and bitcasino. Never experienced a delay with the payments throughout the whole campaign. Thanks!
3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Are online gambling games fixed? on: September 17, 2018, 03:47:31 PM
I wouldn't place my bets on those new gambling sites. I am not into trying out new sites and give feedback if they are good or not. Let the others spot which gambling sites are fixed or gives a sh*tty service, but for nowlook at those that are online for more than a year and received positive feedback.
It is good idea not to play in new gambling sites. Much better idea is that never play online gambling. There is no fun and entertainment in online gambling. Most of them are scams and you will always lose all your money there. If you are an addicted gambler you should visit regular casino for gambling. Atleast there are no scams and the games are not fixed.
If that's your impression of gambling sites, then you sure are gambling in the wrong websites. There's so much gambling sites that are provably fair and have been running for years already. Stop gambling in new gambling sites that promise you new things like free bets or money backs. Online gambling is safe and fair if you take the time to find the right gambling site for you.

Visiting an actual casino might not be a choice to some. Some likes gambling in background while they are working in their computer by running an autobetting script. Some are far from the city and casinos are pretty much inaccessible to them. Others simply have no casinos because it's illegal in their country. While most simply likes being in front of their computer gambling at the comfort of their homes while sipping some beer and munching some junk food. There are also the introverts who naturally don't like associating themselves with other people let alone people who are in casinos. The constant loud sound in casino, people cheering/yelling, and the sound betting machines make might overwhelm introverts.

At the end of the day, it still depends on the individual's preference.
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: What is best practice for gambling?? on: September 17, 2018, 03:00:54 PM
Maybe if they want to get that from their thick skull, they need to go do research on finding the number of people who could come out openly to say gambling has made them extremely wealthy in a short period of time. I can bet my last satoshi, that just very few would come out to say so and that leaves the larger percentage in losses.

The best practice is to know that you are not up for any get rich system in gambling and if you cannot deal with that and just simply focus on enjoying your game while gambling with what you can afford to lose, then, it is better not to even be gambling at all.
And once it is mentioned that gambling is a zero sum game, the person who got rich from gambling will be overwhelmed by the amount of people that had to lose money and even destroy their lives, just to have it possible to win that amount of money. This will bring guilt to the winners. Oh well, they still deserve it though since they got lucky.

There actually isn't not much point in becoming rich from gambling if you do not have any background in finance. Why? Because you would have so much money and have no plan on where to spend them. This leaves you in a scenario where you just spend your money just to spend your money (i.e. buying whatever things that came remotely as a "need"). It's the same reason why there's no point in becoming famous on Instagram. Since you're just a regular individual, once you indeed become famous on Instagram after posting half-naked pictures, you're not going to know what to do with the fame or how to even handle it. The fame will just be wasted and fade away in no time.

Sudden increase of money will easily go to waste. The ones who are able to stay rich are the ones who did the effort to build the foundation bricks from bricks. They know what's up and they know the whole process. They know how they got to that financial state and so they are able to maintain it. The opposite is what happens to those who hit the jackpot in gambling. They got rich and have no knowledge how to maintain the wealth. They end up having a grand lifestyle and lose their money in maintaining that kind of lifestyle. And yes, there's financial advisors but sometimes they are the ones who would rip you off.
5  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Why not play games online instead of gambling? on: September 17, 2018, 02:16:41 PM
Many but not all gamblers are claiming they gamble for fun and pass time. I was just thinking. If it is the reason why people gamble then why not play online games? There is a lot of good and challenging onlne games wherein you can interact with other people online?

One can assume that people differ regarding what they can be more addicted to, and probably it's a decent assumption, but from what I know, online games are more addictive and people spend much more time playing them then non-addicted gamblers usually spend on gambling. It's up to you to decide what is better, to lose $1-$2 while gambling for 1-2 hours, or lose zero money but spend 5-6 hours playing online games. I prefer the former scenario because, as they say, "time is money", you know, and I definitely don't want to lose so much time.
I've never met a regular gambler who only spends $2 in gambling, really. It's going to blow up overtime and the time spent in gambling will also increase especially once the person has started to use gambling as a way to cope with problems and avoid facing his suppressed emotions. On the other hand, you can also spend money in online games and honestly it makes gaming a lot better. You might start buying better graphics card for higher resolution and higher frame rate. You might also buy an IPS monitor with high resolution and high frame rate to match the graphics card with. What I'm trying to say is that we really can't say that one thing is better than the other because both have the tendency to eat your money and time when you get hooked on it. It really depends on the person, his environment, his issues, his stress level, lifestyle, and the coping mechanisms that he developed.

Plus, based on your judgment, you had a priority of time while others might have a priority of money. Pretty much it's subjective, is the better word. What's good for you might not look good for others and vice versa.
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Gambling. Is It Wrong? on: September 17, 2018, 01:34:23 PM
How is gambling wrong? I think people who think it is immoral are just of that opinion for religious reasons. It's just like playing a game but with money on the line which can make it exciting, but it's not morally wrong. It's like saying alcohol is wrong. It's not illegal in most places and most people can enjoy it responsibly without it becoming an issue, but on the other hand there are those that can't and it does become an issue for them, but others can enjoy it in moderation and without it becoming an issue or a problem. Same goes for gambling. I gamble once every while, but I can go weeks or even months without doing so, but it's nice to have a 'flutter' as they say every now and again and I think it's just another form of entertainment and something I enjoy. For sure I don't like losing but that's part of the game and something you accept and you should certainly never chase your loses as that's how gambling can become a problem very quick.
I have this new way of looking at addiction. As long as the addicted person isn't interrupting or harming another individual, it's okay. The moment that they steal from someone or take advantage of someone, that's when it becomes wrong. What's legal and what's illegal doesn't determine what's right and wrong. People choose to do those things and they are indeed free to do that. We don't have to mind their business at all. And I think with this new attitude, you get to not care about the world. It saves you from the stress. It's the same reason why I choose to not watch the news as well. Other people's wrongdoings shouldn't be a concern of us unless we are involved.

Well this is also my argument as to whether something is a crime or not. Something is only a crime if it hurts or endangers somebody else. Drug use shouldn't be a crime because that hurts nobody else but the person who is taking the drugs and that is their choice (unless you start stealing and harming others to feed your habit then it becomes a criminal matter). Same goes for gambling. There's nothing morally wrong with gambling or using drugs, but if you start harming others through your addictions then that's when it crosses the line. People can get addicted to gambling or drugs but people are responsible for their own actions and self-control, and everybody should not be penalized because there are those that can't control their addictions. If you want to gamble or take drugs then you should be free to do so, just know your limits and don't hurt or deprive anyone else of money in the process.
One major reason why drugs was declared as illegal was so that the tobacco companies can take over the world. There's no immediate effect to one's health and the majority of people are addicted to it. Some are even dependent to it. They deal with problems with cigarettes on their hands. How is that different from people who are using substance at all? Sadly cigarettes and drinking is more socially accepted when drunk people has made more damage to this world than stoned or baked people. They are pretty chill people when you meet them. They have intention in harming other people. They just want to relax and so they need drugs.

There's a stigma in gambling for as long as we can remember. As kids, we were taught to not gamble because it's an unhealthy habit. The only real way to rid the world of this stigma is for everyone to be open-minded and admit that they are being hypocrites for dissing gamblers (alcoholics, druggies, and stoners). We're all destroying ourselves one way or another. Some things are just more socially accepted. Others are addicted in debt. They buy everything using their credit cards and end up with a blown-up amount of debt. Isn't that just the same as other addictions? Someone with a lot of debt is also prone to steal from others and their lives are pretty much over. They can work all their lives but still be unable to live a decent life because of the debt. Credit card addiction might even be worse since the consequence can't be removed, it has to be paid with money which you can't get, they're stuck. Yet, here we are, living in a world where people who have credit addiction are disrespecting those who have addictions like gambling just because of the social stigma around it.

And honestly the government wants more people to be addicted in debt because large companies are making money from it. Plus, it gives pressure to people to work harder and stay longer in the office.
7  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns [Last update: 14-Sep-2018] on: September 17, 2018, 01:06:41 PM
Updated table: https://paste.ee/p/MdRhb (Last checked: Sept 18)
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Overview of Bitcointalk Signature-Ad Campaigns


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Advertised sites, items, etc are not endorsed and may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction.
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The following abbreviations will be used for campaigns (where applicable):
Campaigns:
Active||Currently active
PNYC||Payment not yet confirmed
FLUX||Campaign in flux between closed and accepting
CFNP||Closed for new participants
Term:     Ranks:
p/d||post/dailyL||Legendary Member
p/w||post/weeklyH||Hero Member
p/m||post/monthlyS||Senior Member
f/w||fixed/weeklyF||Full Member
f/m||fixed/monthlyM||Member
J||Junior


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|777Coin**|p/2w|.000085|.000085|.000075|.000065|.000055|x|15/w|60/w|Y/N|
|BitBlender*|f/2w|$70|$60|$40|x|x|x|40/2w|x|Y/N|
|BitCloak|f/w|.01|.01|.005|.0025|x|x|25/w|x|Y/N|
|BQT|p/w|.0007|.0007|.0004|.0002|.0001|x|10/w|35/w|Y/N|
|IOU|p/w|.0007|.0007|.0004|.0002|.0001|x|10/w|20/w|Y/N|
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|BitDice*|f/w|$85|$85|$50|$35|x|x|30/w|x|N|
|Bitsler|f/w|$150|$125|x|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|Bitvest**|p/2w|.00011|.00011|.0001|.00008|.000065|x|15/w|60/w|Y/N|
|Bustadice*|f/w|$100|$100|$75|$50|$25|x|25/w|x|N|
|ChipMixer|p/w|.00075|.00075|.00075|x|x|x|x|50/w|Y/N|
|Crypto-Games|f/w|$140|$120|$80|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|FortuneJack|f/w|.02|.02|x|x|x|x|25/w|x|N|
|Nexybit*|p/w|$1|$1|$.75|$.6|$.45|x|10/w|30/w|N|
|MoonX|f/w|.01|.008|.005|.0035|.002|.001|20/w|x|Y/N|
|NitrogenSports|p/w|.0003|.00025|.0002|x|x|x|10/w|20/w|Y/N|
|YoBit.net*|p/d|.0003|.0003|.0003|.0002|.00013|x|x|20/d|N|
|YOLOdice|p/w|.00035|.00035|.00025|.00015|.00005|x|x|40/w|N|

* means that the campaign is currently having some trouble. Joining is not recommended.
* means that the campaign is paying in bitcoin with the addition of some alternative coins (altcoin). Taking a further look into the campaign's payrate is recommended.
* means that the campaign counts the post per period (e.g. weekly, monthly) but they will pay the total earnings at a specific date. You have to visit their thread to find out more about it.
* means that the campaign has some bonus going on. The specified amount in the table is the least amount of money you can have for each round. Check out their thread to know how their bonus works.
** means that there are some special conditions. Please see the campaigns thread for more information.


Yes/No explanation
If a campaign has Yes/No as escrow status, it means that the person holding the funds also manages the campaign. This is a conflict of interest, but shouldn't be a big problem if the person doing escrow is trusted.



Changelog:
Code:
17-Sept-18: Removed Bitcasino, Moved MoonX
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Gambling. Is It Wrong? on: September 15, 2018, 07:13:28 PM
All negative doing results always negative  it never gives a positive outcome.

I knew a person that when he have a spare time he do gambling knowing his limits and just to fulfill  his need. Gambling for him is not for a source of income because he knew that it is not a good way to have money, also he have enough money to fund his habit in having fun in gambling especially that it is just for times that he really want to come with his friends.

For this kind of person, it is not wrong. But once you sacrifice something just to fund your bad habits that time occurs  that it is wrong.
But isn't burning your money in exchange of some fun is already a sacrificial act? It's bad that he's in that situation, that he feels like he needs to gamble in order to stay sane. Honestly, it's not a necessity to him at all but rather a habit that he got used to. Regardless, it's his money and people have their own ways of burning their money. Others burn their money buying expensive phones, clothes, and designer bags. Others burn their money through gambling. It's not that it's not wrong. It's just not our business. At least we are aware that it's wrong hence we're not going to do the bad things other people do.

How is gambling wrong? I think people who think it is immoral are just of that opinion for religious reasons. It's just like playing a game but with money on the line which can make it exciting, but it's not morally wrong. It's like saying alcohol is wrong. It's not illegal in most places and most people can enjoy it responsibly without it becoming an issue, but on the other hand there are those that can't and it does become an issue for them, but others can enjoy it in moderation and without it becoming an issue or a problem. Same goes for gambling. I gamble once every while, but I can go weeks or even months without doing so, but it's nice to have a 'flutter' as they say every now and again and I think it's just another form of entertainment and something I enjoy. For sure I don't like losing but that's part of the game and something you accept and you should certainly never chase your loses as that's how gambling can become a problem very quick.
I have this new way of looking at addiction. As long as the addicted person isn't interrupting or harming another individual, it's okay. The moment that they steal from someone or take advantage of someone, that's when it becomes wrong. What's legal and what's illegal doesn't determine what's right and wrong. People choose to do those things and they are indeed free to do that. We don't have to mind their business at all. And I think with this new attitude, you get to not care about the world. It saves you from the stress. It's the same reason why I choose to not watch the news as well. Other people's wrongdoings shouldn't be a concern of us unless we are involved.
9  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Ever stopped or removed from casino on: September 15, 2018, 06:22:48 PM
Lol, even I don't know there are rules that require wearing decent clothes or maybe it has been set to visit a casino, because I personally have never visited a place like that, I just play gambling or casino at online only. If the regulation is indeed very strict, maybe you have entered the cosino wrongly, and I think there are still many casinos that have freedom in it, but with records not allowed to make trouble, I think that is a more acceptable and feasible rule.
It's quite easy to figure out why. Casinos are where rich people (and those who are pretend-rich) socialize with other rich people. Seeing someone in flip-flops might disturb the casino's mood. Plus, who goes to a casino in flip-flops? People wear shoes even when they are just going to buy a grocery and most people are always wearing shoes. The only time you wear flip-flops is at home especially in the bathroom. The guard was probably confused about how OP made it to the casino looking like that. Plus, someone who's not even able to afford shoes (since he's not wearing a pair) would probably have not much amount of money to bet anyway. The guard was just doing his job.

It is almost impossible to get removed from casino for normal player unless you are a nuisance or commit a crime in the casino. Even if you are on a winning streak, you would not need to worry about being chased out by the security. Casinos love winners and don't mind you winning their money as long as you continue to patronize them.
Only thing with those who are on a winning streak and going out of the casino after hitting a jackpot, they get killed or the money gets stolen from them by the same people that he won it from. It's no-brainer if there's a group of people who are paid to just casually hang out in the casino and just do subtle signals to send a message saying "This guy just hit the jackpot." Then the guy will be followed outside the casino. It has to be a substantial amount tho before that will happen since criminals wouldn't risk getting caught just for a couple thousand bucks.
10  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Bitcoin Casino Question on: September 15, 2018, 05:42:17 PM
You can buy scripts from smaller, less established casinos, or those that have failed. This will save you a lot of money in the long run, you can then just pay a developer on freelancer or upwork to complete any changes you need making. Having an entire casino software coded from scratch would be extremely expensive, so best to work from a template if you can.
I can only imagine how little would that person's gambling site's bankroll is if having a casino worked from scratch to finish seems expensive. Not sure about that "find an unfinished code and then find someone to complete it for you" because the coder would have to study all of the codes first before he can make the changes. It might be easier for the coder to start from scratch. Plus it will be a whole team and just not one freelancer. A single freelancer would probably look for templates but not an unfinished project. Templates would only work on basic dice sites, though. If you want a unique website with a different game and a different layout, you're going to have to build it from scratch. Keep in mind that there are still other things to consider such as the responsiveness of the team with clients' concerns. Online gambling is not just about gambling.


~snip~
That's not a valid answer, specially here at Bitcointalk.

Just take out some experienced devs / old Casino admins and make a company for yourself, grow your reputation.
Bitcointalk's open for all discussion, though. If that's what he thinks is right then he's free to post it. You're free to say why is it not a valid answer tho rather than just simply telling him it's not a valid answer.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The truth about bitcoin on: September 15, 2018, 02:53:08 PM
for now I still don't understand why salary money isn't too good? I only know salary money is beautiful because it is generated by working and getting a salary every month,
I'm assuming that by "salary money" you meant the salary that you get from day jobs since you mentioned that you get it every month. There's no fixed salary when you're earning bitcoins.

I'd like to start by mentioning that the salary in other countries aren't that bad. In Australia, people are actually good with how much they are making. They are even allowed to have time for vacations and they sure do have the money to have one. They are able to afford insurance as well so they don't worry about their house burning down or an appliance breaking down since it'll be replaced by insurance. There's health care as well. Pretty much people from that country are paid so well that they are so chill. Their life expectancy is higher than other countries.

On the other hand, there's the third world country which I'm assuming where you live. There's a reason for the low salary, and it's so that everyone will be stuck in the same loop no matter which generation you're born in. Only a few people gets past the poverty line because of this. Even after working for decades, you wouldn't be having anything good, you wouldn't be having that great health care or insurance since you're not able to afford it. After time, the mindset that you have to work very hard in order to be rich has become the mindset of most people. And that's how you build an army of workers working for the capitalists and the government and never for themselves. The only ones that aren't affected by this are those who have parents who were able to beat the system somehow and managed to become rich. If you're not part of that, you're pretty much doomed unless you work abroad, which you don't have the money anyway. So yes, a loop.

Bitcoin allows us to communicate with first world people and since we're doing the same thing with them, we get to earn quite remotely close to what they're earning.
12  Economy / Economics / Re: Education on: September 14, 2018, 06:14:29 PM
Soon there will be an urgent need for teaching staff who need to teach the new generation the basic terms and concepts, blockchain and cryptocurrency.
I kind of disagree only because you used "urgent". If there's an urgent need for teachers who knows of cryptocurrency, then that would mean that the cryptocurrency is booming so much that there's a scarcity on that. There's quite a lot of people who knows and fully understands cryptocurrency already. I don't think there would be a scarcity on that since a lot of people are already qualified. Those who are involved in economics would have heard of cryptocurrency by now. The tech-savvy people already knows cryptocurrency. It's just an addition to the knowledge that they already know. Besides, it's not that hard to learn this stuff. By the time that a regular Joe is forced to learn crypto in order to survive, a lot of people know of it already that you can simply ask a friend to teach you all this stuff.

Therefore, if you have children, then direct them in this direction. This will be a very popular specialty and the role of activities
Assuming that cryptocurrency is indeed going to be taught in school, then there's no point for you to teach them about it since they're going to be taught about it anyway. Unless you want your kid to become that know-it-all kind of kid that everyone hates. "Specialty" - just how far can a kid go in this subject, anyway.

I really don't see the point of teaching the concept of cryptocurrency in school unless it's in college and they are teaching the students about how can someone develop it even further and make money from it. The concept of crypto is just out there and you can't make money just from the knowledge of it. Just like how you can't make money if you know the concept of fiat money. There's just not much applied knowledge on this field except for the creation of new coins with a new concept for a targeted market, implementation of blockchain in a particular system, and the development of the technology itself.
13  Economy / Economics / Re: Wise thing to do with your savings. on: September 14, 2018, 05:11:28 PM
20% of the income I will deposit long term in the bank for my children later.
You know what that never really made sense to me. For me, you have to spend all of your money to your kids. You have to enroll them in the best school that you can afford, feed them the highest quality of food (take note: high quality foods aren't necessarily expensive; an apple is already quality food), go on a vacation with them, live in the best neighborhood that you can afford, etc. There's just no point to save for their future but then leave the present half-ass funded. By the time that they are 18, since they had a good education and they have a well-developed brain (because of the high quality food), they can fend for themselves already. You see incompetent people aged more than them and the reason for that is because they were never given good education and their foods aren't that nutritious. But this is just my opinion, of course. Give everything to your kids today, not in the future.

I mean, would you rather have a child with no money but has great education, and has high IQ or a child with funds (from your savings) but has mediocre education, and an immature brain? I'd rather have the former.

(But of course I'm not saying you should not save for emergency funds, I'm just saying that you shouldn't save for their future. Work on their present so in the future they will be able to survive and make money by themselves. I'd like to add that wouldn't saving for the future of your kids would mean that you know for a fact that your kids wouldn't be able to fend for themselves in the future, meaning deep inside you're thinking you are not raising them well enough?)
14  Economy / Economics / Re: Why spend time in bitcoins? on: September 14, 2018, 04:29:12 PM
Everyone decides where to waste his time. On Bitcoins spend time, as they think that this will help to become richer.
Honestly no matter where you spend your time on, you can be rich from it. All you have to be is objective. Objective enough to dig deeper rather than simply enjoying the thing. For example, if you like wearing clothes to look good, you can be rich from that by studying how to become a model or how to create your own clothes. As long as you stay objective and you don't stay as a consumer, you're going to get somewhere. Same with bitcoins, you can spend time just being fascinated about this technology but if you're not going to have the objective to dig deeper, learn from it, and eventually make money from it, you're not going to be rich with it. And people only become objective when it comes to something that directly involves money like bitcoin but that's just quite wrong. You can make money from so many things.

Even just buying and selling clothes from the thrift shop can take you somewhere. Since you do have the "eye" for good clothing, you can easily sell your good finds. It can even be a better source of income than cryptocurrency if you're able to build a network and a variety of loyal customers. This is why I encourage the people who are coming to me in earning money online to follow their passion instead. Crypto might be profitable to me because I already know what's up in this world but to those that are just going to start, it's better for them to stick with their passion and be good at it until they can make money from it.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why I don't Support KYC in cryptocurrency as it is on: September 14, 2018, 03:07:50 PM
I wonder how many of you with concerns about kyc (if you embrace the vision of bitcoin and its anonymity i fully understand) are shopping online, booking flights, are on social media, using wifis, register for certain services. Maybe people in this forum are not comparable to the rest of the world, but in general people don't really care about this subject. But scandals like the cambridge analytica are probably just the tip of the iceberg of data abuse. I am not even talking about scammers per se, i imagine that a lot of "legit" businesses are trading data, making money out of it, and don't give a crap about our privacy.  Although for me personally, full anonymity is not necessary, but a decision, i want to be in control of my data and decide who has access to it, and if someone wants to use my data they actually should pay me!
There's no law in most countries that determines whether or not cryptocurrency is legal. I think most crypto users just don't wanna be haunted by their past (for being a crypto user) once there's finally a law about it. Currently there's no law that says we have to disclose all of our crypto earnings and by the time that comes, you obviously want to stay as low-key as you can and put as little number as possible because otherwise it might raise suspicions. True that we don't do anything illegal in here but it's much better to play safe. Plus, there's just no explanation as to why KYC should be necessary in participating in a particular ICO. They really have nothing to do with our data anyway other than determining basic information like age, gender, ethnicity, etc.

Also, those that you have mentioned have nothing to do with cryptocurrency at all. All of them are being used by almost everybody.

KYC is used to control cheating and multiple account holders but I still go against it because it seems very dangerous to me ,revealing your I.d with home address and other security number is not safe ,I'm hoping that in the future another way will be introduced to tackle cheater ,kyc just doesn't cut it , its not safe ,and I'm sure 80% of people in cryptocurrency don't like it either.
And just how many crypto that required KYC turned out to be legit, right? They are mostly scams so you're really going to worry about what they're going to do with your data.

You have a point, but what should we do if a popular exchanges requiring us to undergo kyc? And what to do too if a popular project requires us to do kyc too before making investments?
There are actually some exchanges that requires KYC so you can do large transactions. On the other hand, there are also tons of exchanges that don't. You can just use a different exchange.

Popular project =/= Legit Project =/= A project that will give you earnings. You can simply not participate in it. It depends on you which is more important, revealing your identity or participating in a project that may or may not turn out to be a scam and may or may not work out.
16  Economy / Economics / Re: stupidity is so close to poverty on: September 14, 2018, 02:36:12 PM
They can make hundreds of different jobs in the society today. Being born in poverty is not a good reason to fight it. In my country a lot of rich people without education, they just strive and have a good luck.
Of course, but let me tell you this. A lot of people are not in school but are able to make it to the top of the chain. A lot of people are actually considering going to college as a bad move in their career and is nothing but a waste of time. I actually do agree with that. I mean, if you do have the connection and you basically already know everything that's taught in school, there's really no reason to be in school. The only time that you're going to be needing a diploma is when you're aiming for the lower part of the chain and become an employee. Those who are privileged enough don't have to be an employee. They only need the skill, knowledge, and connection in order to become self-employed. As you can see, rich kids become rich adults because they have been trained since their lives how to be and what to study in order to not be part of the lower chain.

Yes,  this information is true stupidity is the reason why some people suffering financial problem, because they are lack of strategies on how find a ways to escapes poverty.
The only people who are allowed to use their mind as an excuse for being poor are those that have mental problems. Those who have a perfectly functioning brain has more reasons underlying "stupidity". No one is stupid, only uninformed and misinformed people. Both can be fixed by reading a lot of materials which can easily be found on the Internet. People just like using their economic state as a reason to their incompetency.
17  Economy / Economics / Re: When will smartphones used for bitcoin mining? on: September 13, 2018, 01:52:40 PM
I don't know when that will happen. I think it's very difficult to mine bitcoin with a smartphone. Because the mining rig alone is very difficult and takes a long time. So what if done with a smartphone. I don't think that will happen. But we don't know what technology will be present in the future.
In the future, better Smartphones will be invented and they might even have the same computing power as a decent computer GPU. On the other hand, at that time, there will be even more people involved in mining and for bitcoin mining to be profitable, you need to have a much more powerful mining rig than what's required of today. They both are moving at a pace that doesn't allow Smartphones to mine bitcoins and have decent earnings.

In my own opinion i feel that smartphones are already being used for bitcoin mining, there's a website which I go to download movies , and when I visit with my phone they say my extra computing power is being used for crypto mining while i surf the website.
Quite unsure about that since websites where you can download movies make money from Advertisements and they are as clickbait-y as they can get. They will use FUD like that just to get people's attention and you will probably redirected in a website that tells you to download a software to 'keep you safe'. Please stop believing everything that you see on the net. Do your own research if you really want to know about that stuff.

... I think if there would be a demand for that, it will happen.
And I doubt that there will be a demand for that. Who needs to mine bitcoins on a specialized phone anyway? There's no point in making your mining device portable and it will probably be extra expensive. Pretty much not feasible. It will be so expensive that people will just say that it's better to use a GPU to mine bitcoins and that they don't really need it. It will just be a waste of time and resource for the manufacturer. The only ones who will be buying this new tech are those that are going to make a review on Youtube and get paid much more than what they spent on the device. Other than that, a regular bitcoin Joe will not be buying it.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What if Government bans Bitcoins? on: September 13, 2018, 01:11:05 PM
I think the government will not ban Bitcoins. I think the government is thinking how to tax this whole thing with a tax so that no one can hide even a small part of their income. The government needs to receive taxes.
Which will be quite hard since different transactions have different taxes and it differs in every country. The only thing that they can do is create their own cryptocurrency which is going to be centralized where people have to submit to the KYC policy. It's pretty much just banks implementing the blockchain technology into their systems. No point in implementing blockchain technology right now as the banks are good as they are now. It will only be a waste of resource and will open up the idea of cryptocurrency to everyone. I can totally see the government being very late in implementing blockchain in their system because of the same reason.

It's both hard and easy to hide your income with something like cryptocurrency. It's hard because there's the public ledger and people can trace you. At the same time, it's easy to hide your trails with the right tools that can let you stay anonymous and untraceable.

Just keep the private key, take a vacation to a bitcoin-friendly country, trade for fiat in person, take the cash home.
I can only imagine how much bitcoins you have if that is your solution to this problem. That's a lot of money and time gone. What I can see as a good solution in here is trading your bitcoin in exchange of Paypal funds from a forum like this where there's a Trust system. Only one scam, no matter how big or how small, and the seller's trust rating is ruined.
19  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Benefits of gambling? Yes - it exists! on: September 13, 2018, 12:24:16 PM
In addition to making money, gambling can also train us to be able to control emotions well. We can also get new friends there who might be our relationship for business. But of course there is a bad impact from gambling, besides losing money we will also be trapped and addicted to continue gambling if we are not able to control emotions, even worse we will begin to owe to gamble. So we must be wiser to take the positive side of the gambling game.
So pretty much what you are saying is that it is also a gamble to be able to reap the positive effects of gambling. I agree with that and I think there are different ways to get these positive effects without having to indulge into gambling at all. Gambling does not offer anything unique that we cannot get from other experiences so there is literally no reason to gamble and no excuse to be addicted to it. People just don't have this initial idea so they indulge in gambling.

In terms of making new friends, I have observed that all you can get from this environment is nothing but shallow friendship. It can easily break as it was never deep to start with. I wouldn't even consider those people as 'friends', I would consider them as 'playmates'. I started labeling people correctly so I know where they belong in my life. Friends that you picked up from some bad habit are pretty much just your mates in that part of life and nothing else. They are not able to support you in any other life aspect and they can't give you emotional support as well. Friends (as in actual friends) are quite rare and that's what makes them special. The rest of what you consider "friends" aren't really your friends and will drift off right when you stop doing what you usually do together, in this case, gambling.

I never really believed in the idea of "controlling your emotions". There's only Stoicism (which is displaying no emotion/feelings during misfortunes) and the oppression of your emotions. You can never control your emotions as they come to you naturally (and that's what makes humans superior to other animals).
20  Economy / Economics / Re: Why lot of countries do not allow to use Crpto? on: September 13, 2018, 11:42:48 AM
Everyone might put in their own main reasons and in my opinion, one of the primary and sole reason why cryptocurrency is banned in the underdeveloped countries is that their whole economy revolves and operated around the policies that are made around the fiat and if a system like cryptocurrency is introduced, the existing system will stop working and will not operate the same way. Hence the factors like inflation and unemployment might arise.
I completely disagree.

if a system like cryptocurrency is introduced, the existing system will stop working and will not operate the same way.
Underdeveloped countries suffer from Digital Divide, meaning parts of the country has no Internet connection and a huge part of the nation are not computer literate. That alone proves that the people are going to be using fiat even with the introduction of the new system (which is crypto). By the time that developed countries are already using mainly crypto, these underdeveloped countries will still be using fiat as they are.. underdeveloped.

Hence the factors like inflation ... might arise.
Inflation comes from the excessive printing of a country's money. Those money are mostly used to pay for the debts from other countries. It's pretty much the basic "more supply, less price" concept. And assuming that crypto will indeed shut down the fiat system, there will be nothing to "inflate" as there will be no sense of printing more fiat money since they will be valued as 0.

Hence the factors like ... unemployment might arise.
Cryptocurrency is a new field that people are going to be studying. If anything, this opens up more job opportunities for people albeit not all people as this requires a different field of knowledge. Quite nothing like the traditional ones. The only "unemployment" that might arise that I can see is people leaving their job to earn online instead especially those underpaid tech people.
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