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681  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: December 06, 2013, 03:31:27 PM
http://jiasule.baidu.com/news/52a18454bf9efd290bfdcc69/

Dear acceleration music users:

Due to the recent fluctuations in the price of Bitcoin larger unable to protect the interests of users, in response to the risk of state-controlled bitcoin spirit Baidu music accelerate decision to suspend with immediate effect from accepting bitcoin buy accelerate music services.


Baidu acceleration music


Ignore the music part, thats bad translation

Right move from Baidu at the time, in fairness. Not worth keeping a btc address with an exchange rate that fluctuates a lot for those about 30 people who paid in btc in total, in a month.

On a side note: it seems to me that the sentiment in this forum is quickly moving towards bearish, which conversely means to me that there's hope we don't tank so much.
682  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: December 06, 2013, 03:04:15 PM
Meh. I smell blood and I don't see blood yet.

(Hope it won't be mine)
683  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: December 06, 2013, 02:17:34 PM
Bitstamp selloff on low volume. Let's open the weekend dances.
684  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: a bad, bad bad thought I had about Sheep and BTC-E on: December 05, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
Funny twist of the story. It turns out the coins stolen from the Sheep were actually moved to a BTC-E account, although the reason seems to be because the thief transferred them to BTC-E straightaway.

http://www.reddit.com/r/SheepMarketplace/comments/1s2upf/the_sheep_market_scam_address_does_not_actually/
685  Economy / Speculation / Re: bullish news on: December 05, 2013, 02:03:08 PM
and yet...

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1s3wy4/bank_of_america_just_killed_my_account/
686  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitstamp International Wire delays?? on: December 05, 2013, 01:36:54 PM
Has anyone ever had to submit for additional KYC verification on Bitstamp?  Asked for a wire withdrawal about a month ago, and another last week and just got this from support:

Quote
Dear XXX,

We received your withdrawal request. As your withdrawal request met some of our volume and frequency thresholds, we will have to kindly ask you to help us better understand the nature of your relationship with Bitstamp. In order to do so, we require that an additional KYC (know your customer) procedure is completed before we can proceed with the processing of your transfer.

We kindly ask you to send us a high resolution image double page of your international passport and answering the following KYC questionnaire:

1. How did you learn about Bitcoin?
2. The purpose of trading on Bitstamp?
3. What is the origin of the deposited Bitcoins?
4. When and how did you obtain your Bitcoins?
5. What is the reason for your activity - depositing BTC, selling, withdrawing?
6. What are your future plans and activities planned on our exchange?
7. Do you plan more of such withdrawals in the future? If yes, how many and why?
8. Which bank are you using? Please provide the complete address and SWIFT code.
9. How do you plan to use your withdrawn funds?

We kindly ask you to submit your answers and documents in a reply to this ticket.


Best regards,
XXXX

Not a problem for me, but just wanted to know if this was something new or not.

Never received anything like that, and in fairness some of those questions' answers are really none of their business and also not part of KYC standard questions' anyway. You sure it's really coming from Stamp? If it is, then it would be interesting to know what "volume and frequency" triggers this extra request for information.
687  Other / Off-topic / Re: What Song are you Listening To? on: December 05, 2013, 01:16:08 PM
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQGxUGYpAMs
688  Other / Off-topic / Gonna frame that letter on: December 05, 2013, 12:36:36 PM
September 2012: My bank sends me a letter. They refused my loan application. It reads between the lines: "No because fuck you".
September 2012: I empty my little savings account from that bank and convert it all to bitcoins. Because fuck them.

Sorry for useless self-celebration post but since a few weeks I'm on a natural high.
689  Economy / Speculation / Re: Sold under $880, what should I do? on: December 05, 2013, 12:20:10 PM
I panic sold a few coins at $930, got a cheeky buy order sat on $550

Panic sold a few coins at $970, gonna have nice holidays and proper Xmas presents.
The rest of my stash is away from the exchange anyway.

Cheers
690  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitstamp International Wire delays?? on: December 05, 2013, 09:46:11 AM
Looks fine to me.

5 digit sum withdrawal via SEPA, requested and waiting to be processed on Monday, status changed to "Finished" on Tuesday afternoon, is showing in my account on Thursday morning.
691  Economy / Speculation / Re: Breaking News: China Central Bank Officially Warns against Bitcoin on: December 05, 2013, 09:36:20 AM
my reaction, in order:

1: ouch, this hurts  Shocked
2: cheap chinese coins coming...
3: this will be the biggest tree shake ever
4: oh shit, what if the chinese really drag the market down underground?
692  Economy / Service Discussion / a bad, bad bad thought I had about Sheep and BTC-E on: December 04, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
The Sheep is (was) an online anonymous marketplace for drugs. The owner is Czech. The site is down, so I am told.
There is evidence that 96000 coins have been stolen from it and the thieves are still trying to launder them through tumblers1.
To me 96000 coins are a bit too much for an online drug marketplace. Who in their own mind would keep so many coins in the hands of some website run by anonymous people? Oh, wait. BTC-E owners are also unknown.
BTC-E use a Czech payment processor2.
BTC-E is having many withdrawal issues recently.

See what I did here?

EDIT: just to clarify - if you think I am implying "all Czech people are thieves" - then please don't. Some of my best friends are from Czech Republic.

1. http://www.coindesk.com/sheep-marketplace-track-stolen-bitcoins/
2. http://www.coindesk.com/btc-e-exchange-banking-issues/
693  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: December 01, 2013, 07:29:52 PM
Trust me the rollercoaster is not over yet. Either sit on the fence or try and gamble your luck...
694  Economy / Speculation / Re: Sheep Marketplace (Black market) turned out to be a scam on: November 30, 2013, 08:19:36 AM
for everybody except hardline libertarians the no-chargeback policy is moronic. It's technically doable to enable chargebacks just the political attitude gets in the way.

Dude you're so long here and know so much about bitcoin history that I can't take you seriously when you advocate introducing chargebacks in bitcoin.
695  Economy / Speculation / Re: " Life Altering " ......? on: November 29, 2013, 04:06:28 PM
aaand... this kind of posts makes me want to sell everything and wait for the crash in order to scoop more coins.
696  Economy / Speculation / Re: Are all your friends telling you to cash out, too? on: November 29, 2013, 02:08:13 PM
If you want front seat you should invest some money in services around the ecosystem and in order to do that you must convert some of your coins to fiat.

No I must not. Converting back to fiat and waiting for the fiat to reach my bank is such a cumbersome and slow process that I don't want to do that unless I really have to. Instead I favour merchants that accept coins over the ones that only accept fiat. As of now they can handle the conversion themselves through their favourite payment processors. But I guess that some of those merchants already want to keep their balances in btc.
697  Economy / Speculation / Re: Are all your friends telling you to cash out, too? on: November 29, 2013, 01:33:54 PM
Guys sorry for the patronizing tone but bitcoin is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You should have bought litecoins one month ago (and sold two days ago) if that was your intention.


I hoard coins because the price of real stuff measured in bitcoins is going down. And it makes sense to me to hoard something that acquires purchasing power over time.

You think that bitcoin is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but you are hoarding and speculating on a price increasement to acquire more stuff with it?
Isnt' that the decription of a get-rich-quick scheme -> do nothing and want MOAAAAR?

Dude dunno how you manage your savings but one day you'll be useless for work. If by then you haven't saved something for retirement then at best you will be a poor parasite living in a socialist country that will tax honest workers in order to provide you with basic income. If that's not OK with you then spend what you need and hoard the rest - see that stash will come handy one day. Unless you die young. But you cannot know. Unless you know when you are going to die. In which case don't hoard it and spend it all. But if you hoard then you want to own valuable assets, unless you are stupid. On whether bitcoin is going to be valuable it's up to you to decide.
698  Economy / Speculation / Re: Are all your friends telling you to cash out, too? on: November 29, 2013, 12:09:40 PM
Guys sorry for the patronizing tone but bitcoin is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You should have bought litecoins one month ago (and sold two days ago) if that was your intention.

This is about a revolutionary experiment that you are getting front seats for.
It is a big bet on your wealth indeed - but the point is not "cashing out", at least not in fiat. It is about getting rid of fiat in our daily lives.
I hoard coins because the price of real stuff measured in bitcoins is going down. And it makes sense to me to hoard something that acquires purchasing power over time.

As an exercise try to measure the fluctuation in price of things you want - in millibits or in microbits not in fiat. Might be a car. A house. A laptop. A journey. A loaf of bread.
Then decide which currency you want to hold today.

699  Economy / Speculation / Re: Are all your friends telling you to cash out, too? on: November 28, 2013, 11:09:43 PM
Are you going to spend some on something with a bitcoin pricetag though?

For now my preferences as a consumer are already influenced by acceptance of bitcoin by merchants, e.g. there is a takeaway order service which takes bitcoins for payment while another competing service (which has a larger selection of restaurants in my area) does not, and yet I prefer the former over the latter one.
The revolution in my spending habits will come when I'll be able to pay for rent and grocery with coins. Whichever supermarket chain adopts them first becomes my favourite. By then I will convert my whole salary in coins and just only keep a few grand for all things I still cannot buy with coins.
700  Economy / Speculation / Re: Are all your friends telling you to cash out, too? on: November 28, 2013, 09:04:27 PM
I should use some to buy me a fucking GT-R and decorate it all around with giant bumper stickers in the shape of middle fingers.
That sucks Sad

Agree. The GT-R is not the prettiest one of the supercars lot.  Wink
But it's best value Grin
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