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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Who is trying to register Bitcoin trademark? on: August 18, 2021, 06:08:46 PM
You answer your own question it is people who are trying to make money by owning the trademark where they can sell goods and gifts to customers legally. I think some of the company names that you have given indicate that there are a couple of companies that were trying to sell merchandise that had "Bitcoin" on it.
2  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: August 18, 2021, 06:04:19 PM
@WClementeIII
Exchanges down 111,033 BTC in the last 30 days. One of the sharpest drops of exchange inventories in Bitcoin's history.

https://twitter.com/wclementeiii/status/1428039375343046664?s=21




Bull run from people hoarding Bitcoin incoming or is this in a couple of transactions from whales?

Do you guys really think people will use their BTC to pay for cinema halls, paying their Mortgages and shit? No fucking way.
I would like to be in the position that I have enough Bitcoin to not need a mortgage but if I had to I would secure a mortgage with my Bitcoin and replace it after.
3  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: August 09, 2021, 12:17:25 PM
The problem with lottery winners is that they are bad with money in general. That's why they play the fucking lottery in the first place. An argument could be made that state-sponsored lotteries are a way to keep the poor poor.
Poor mans tax lotteries are.

Gotta go now, have to pick up some spare parts for my old Volvo, time for a overhaul, winter is coming.

Time to get a new one and keep the old for summer useage
I am sure when Bitcoin hits 100k they will have a new car Wink
4  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Bots on: August 09, 2021, 07:57:06 AM
Bots are good if you are emotional when you invest and it takes that out of it but they are good for trading 24/7 which you would not be able to do otherwise. There are different types of strategies with bots and you still need to understand the bot and the strategies to be successful.
5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What motivates you to start investing in cryptocurrency? on: August 09, 2021, 07:53:36 AM
When I was in college, I heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. My roommate uses part of his savings to invest in the crypto market. I didn't understand at the time. I am worried that he will be deceived. As a result, he originally invested 700 US dollars, but it became 5000 US dollars. I was a little attracted.
Did your friend withdraw them at 5000 dollars or did he keep it in Bitcoin? I am interesting whether your friend is a trader looking to invest in Bitcoin to eventually take it back out again into fiat or if he thinks that Bitcoin is worthy of becoming a mainstream currency.
6  Other / Meta / Re: [Proposal] Badges. Badges everywhere on: December 19, 2018, 10:07:00 PM
I see no concrete reason why there should be badges made for posting milestone or merits received.
There is enough motive to seek to gain merits, and I don't see why we should enocurage people to post to get badges

Reporter badges would be to encourage members to use the 'report' button and also to reward those who already use it

Reporter statistics are not public, unlike post count and merits which can be viewed in the profile and determines the members rank and ability to wear, avatars and signatures.
Enough motive? You mean the means of ranking up? Sure but we are talking about "earned" merit. Not the merit people started with because they had already been here. Besides ranking up above Legendary then there isn't too much of a merit unless you mean just having a visual merit display. But its been proven time and time again that images work better. Its why a lot of advertisements use elaborate images to gain the attention. A nice design of a badge for 500 and 1000 merit "earned" would be a good thing in my opinion.
7  Other / Meta / Re: Biggest question on: December 09, 2018, 01:11:09 AM
I don't have any interest in a stupid little trollbox thing, though maybe it'd be cool to run and slightly integrate an end-to-end-encrypted real-time-chat server. Has anyone looked into Matrix?

I don't see the need of it honestly. If people want to talk among themselves then they can just use private messages. If they want it encrypted then they can encrypt it themselves with PGP. I don't want this site to become one of these forums with flashy texts and stupid chatboxes which only hinder the information on the site and causes drama among users.

Chatboxes are a breeding ground for immaturity and drama because of the lack of thinking time people have. On this forum it normally takes people to discuss things a long time due to other things on the forum but I guarantee a chatbox would just lead to arguments. Especially because we have the trust system and everyone would be calling each other scammers it would literally be hell for the real users of the forum. I don't want this forum to become a playground.

Matrix is an interesting project and a unique take on chatting. I like that they aren't looking to make an exclusive app and are looking to make it as accessible as possible for everyone. I followed XMPP before as they had similar objectives but I just felt that they fall short. Seems that Matrix acknowledges this and is willing to take XMPPs shortcomings and improve on them.
8  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Quantum Computing and Bitcoin on: December 03, 2018, 08:21:51 PM
The faster the computer the more BTC that can be mined https://youtu.be/loLirgyrzNY

Although that is true. The difficulty would also increase to prevent any issues with quantum computing. The real issue with quantum computers is breaking the current algorithm and not the mining aspect.

A problem with the mining aspect is that quantum computers could push up the difficulty and render the network difficult for those who can't afford quantum computers.
9  Other / Meta / Re: bet365 and bitcointalk accounts on: December 03, 2018, 08:18:56 PM
Bitcointalk accounts? I think its obvious that everyone dislikes the practice of selling bitcointalk accounts. But I think banning the practice wouldn't stop it at all. Search it up on Google and you will see that they are being sold everywhere and not just on this forum.

Bet365 accounts? Yes. Its fraud because to register an account there you have to provide addresses and I think documents such as identity to be able to place bets. Though I could be wrong on that last bit.
10  Other / Meta / Re: Banned account elrugrim on: December 03, 2018, 08:16:36 PM
Looking at those generic posts in the altcoin discussion sub forum I would place a bet on it either being for low quality content or plagiarized posts.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: 🌐🌐🌐[ANN][AIRDROP][PRE-ICO] Allforcrypto a crypto alternative to ebay 💎💎💎 on: November 16, 2018, 07:08:29 AM
.I agree any exchange in the future would have to be separate from the marketplace. Nobody's coins will be kept on the website. We only have payment gateways at the moment.I was thinking maybe setting up a small manual exchange at first. It could be on the site but nobody tokens/money our store on the site so it will be secure. When we have our token,  perfect money and Webmoney integrated payment systems set up people be able to send one of them and request something else. Like, pay in WebMoney get AFCT tokens and vice versa   - fees of course. The only thing it would have to be manually done so people could be waiting maybe a few hours to receive their funds our tokens. Not the most convenient but it is the safest option for now.

The marketplace I suppose we could add in an additional log in security features in the future such as 2 factor. Really no need now due.Since even if someone hacks your account they don't have excess to your crypto wallet webmoney details etc so it be good as useless to them. Anyway, a Great question I hope I explained it right. If I have time, later on, I set something up on the site to give you a better idea of what I am talking about.
I don't think the waiting time for a little manual work is a big deal. I think its good to have some manual work within the process to prevent any problems but to also add that personal touch. A company putting in the effort of manual work shows that their care about their consumers which I think goes a long way in the projects image.

I would definitely recommend getting the project reevaluated on the review sites as I think it will get a much higher score than it is right now.
12  Other / Meta / Re: These boards require additional moderators on: June 02, 2018, 01:18:16 PM
Yeah, I don't think this would be a good idea and would lead to a lot of hysterical crying and possibly malicious abuse. Most scammers can't join signature campaigns anyway, but on the flip side there are campaigns that will accept them, but I don't think negative feedback should wholly disqualify you from campaigns (but this should be decided on a case by case basis).
That's a very good point about negatives should be considered on a case by case basis. I think a lot of the managers put that in so they don't have to research each individual case though. Another sigh that these people who are running these spam campaigns are lazy.
13  Other / Meta / Re: These boards require additional moderators on: June 02, 2018, 01:02:55 PM
A solution could be to disable signatures for anybody at -4 red trust DT2.
This would undoubtedly lead to abuse where several members on the DT2 aren't really considered trustworthy themselves and have a few negatives from people on DT2. Anyway aren't most signature campaigns disallowing people with red trust from joining? So it should not be a problem.
14  Other / Meta / When does the "All" button show up? on: June 02, 2018, 12:58:41 PM
Certain threads display a "all" button which shows you all of the replies on one page. This is inconsistent and doesn't always show up. I'm wondering if I can view threads on one page by adding a code to the url? Also would I be able to do the same for a users post history?
15  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: May 20, 2018, 07:05:53 PM
Target 1 would be 8,600-8,800$ if BTC breaks that we are off to the 9,000$ level again.


Everytime it breaks $9000 somebody on reddit creates a topic and says "this is the last time we see btc under $9k" and then few days later we go under $9k again.

I think they are dumping on us and like many told before they'll keep dumping it till we hit below $5k. They probably have enough bitcoins to give us 2-3 painful years before the next big boom.

It is mt. gox damn it....from what I figure they have to dump $240 million in usd of BTC a month, to get the liguidation done by the end of this year....*them

trustees want their cut and the Japanese Gov't wants this all over with)

thus, we will go to 9k and drop to 7k and rinse wash repeat for a month or two...then the mt. gox trustees will have a timeline, say end of the year and we will

drop to 4k ...it is gonna suck!



Suck? If your an investor for the long term of Bitcoin you are probably relishing your forecast here. A few months of ping ponging back and forth will satisfy some of the day traders and a big drop towards the end of the year will satisfy those who want to invest more long term.

Here's to hoping that your forecast comes true!
16  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: May 20, 2018, 07:03:41 PM
This tweet from Charlie Lee has surprised me:

https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/997978007875670016

He was millionaire before Bitcoin? Surprising. Anyone knows what he was doing before?

I think he worked at google right?

That would make for it yeah. Also probably he is older than he looks like (in fact in recent pictures he does).

If you read that twitter stream, to this day Charlie doesn't consider Litecoin a scam.

But often we need to reconsider what the definition of a scam truly is.

I mean, to make Litecoin he literally took a snapshot of the Bitcoin source code, changed like 2 easily-found config parameters, and launched it. And he admitted that it took him all of like a long Saturday to change and test it. He put almost zero effort into creating Litecoin. He created an altcoin of Bitcoin with a few clicks of a mouse. What he did, anyone could literally do with enough knowledge of the code.

So what part about that process and goal isn't scammy? Today when people do that with the Bitcoin source, we say that they're doing it for scammy or selfish purposes. But for some reason we give Charlie a pass because he's a nice guy, Bitcoin proponent, and no longer holds any LTC. (Little known fact: he once DID hold a metric shitload of LTC and probably made a million dollars selling some before LTC even hit $0.20c)

Times change. The fact that it was acceptable when Litecoin first came about is probably because there wasn't a metric tonne of altcoins out then. These days you can't watch some porn without an ICO  popping up "TO THE MOON THE NEW COIN THAT SURPASSES BITCOIN AIRDROP NOW"

I don't consider changing a few parameters as if we look at a lot of things these days they are direct copies of something else. Do people cry about the chinese knock offs? No because they can sometimes be of better investment. Litecoin made a lot of people happy at the time.

If you were to do that now though it's already been done a million times by millions of different "developers". That don't even engage with it's consumers and just bask in the price that their "altcoin" fetches.
17  Other / Meta / Re: My friend introduce me to btc. At first I was hesitant..... on: April 21, 2018, 12:52:58 PM
^  Not a good idea imo.  Those idiots are obviously doing this professionally.  So they'd be willing to pay no matter how high the fee is.  While it's the real users who would rather leave.


How so? Can you explain how the "real" users would leave? Most of the "real" users have already left because this forum has just been swarmed and overtaken with the shitposters the pharmacist listed. Everything will be the same apart from you don't have a signature at all unless you pay for it. These users do it professionally because it is currently 100% free to create an unlimited amount of accounts so they do. How is your average, unemployed illiterate Filipino/Indonesian going to afford $500 per account for a signature on his dozens of accounts? If this was the case most people would be limited to one or two accounts and it wouldn't be profitable to do this industrially. There isn't really any other way to prevent this sort of abuse because accounts can be easily farmed and now they are now done so along with merits (or they just trade them between their "friends").  It doesn't effect anyone at all other than sig spammers because users who come here just to post aren't penalised at all. The only people who would complain about this are the type of people who complain about merit and they wouldn't be missed at all.

Just read this.

The Bot Bubble:  Click Farms Have Inflated Social Media Currency
https://newrepublic.com/article/121551/bot-bubble-click-farms-have-inflated-social-media-currency

I think anything is possible...  And their 'business operation' could be bigger than we think.

Instead of linking a article which yadders on about nothing and is trying to write a book quote the parts you think are relevant and source them. Most of that article I read until I got fed up with the story telling aspect doesn't even remotely relate to what hilariousandco suggested.

Bot farms would be irrelevant to what hilariousandco is suggesting because it requires investment rather than a few thousand accounts click "farming".
18  Other / Meta / Re: My friend introduce me to btc. At first I was hesitant..... on: April 21, 2018, 12:27:12 PM
^  Not a good idea imo.  Those idiots are obviously doing this professionally.  So they'd be willing to pay no matter how high the fee is.  While it's the real users who would rather leave.


How so? Can you explain how the "real" users would leave? Most of the "real" users have already left because this forum has just been swarmed and overtaken with the shitposters the pharmacist listed. Everything will be the same apart from you don't have a signature at all unless you pay for it. These users do it professionally because it is currently 100% free to create an unlimited amount of accounts so they do. How is your average, unemployed illiterate Filipino/Indonesian going to afford $500 per account for a signature on his dozens of accounts? If this was the case most people would be limited to one or two accounts and it wouldn't be profitable to do this industrially. There isn't really any other way to prevent this sort of abuse because accounts can be easily farmed and now they are now done so along with merits (or they just trade them between their "friends").  It doesn't effect anyone at all other than sig spammers because users who come here just to post aren't penalised at all. The only people who would complain about this are the type of people who complain about merit and they wouldn't be missed at all.

Why is theymos against the idea of paid signatures? I'm guessing you've discussed this with him. It would literally prevent all this bullshit that's currently going on. Like it wouldn't have to be much. Like $250 as ball figure. That would prevent the shitposters from third world countries making unlimited accounts and earning a full time wage for their country with nothing but shit posts.

It's the best solution. It doesn't get rid of signatures all to together and it would mean whoever has a signature will stand out more. Signatures are good for listing personal projects and other things and not just signature campaigns.
19  Other / Serious discussion / Re: What is your stance on capital punishment? on: April 21, 2018, 12:20:37 PM
Completely disagree with you here.

You can kill someone with a single punch. You sure as hell can kill someone with one swing of a baseball bat. If a baseball wielding lunatic breaks in to my house, the safety of my family comes first and I should be allowed to use whatever means necessary to protect them. If that requires lethal force, then so be it.
A baseball bat can kill if it connects. Although within a small space it's very hard to swing and guess what a baseball bat takes time to leverage back and swing. It's slow in other words and within the time they are swinging you can tackle them and disarm them. Police are taught this technique and a baseball bat is considered low danger because of this. A gun on the other hand doesn't take much movement to actually do the damage. A knife takes a little bit more movement than a gun but is much less than a baseball bat. Knives are a different situation although if you are trained you can disarm a knife wielding lunatic as the police do every day.

Killing someone even in self defense should be the last resort. Close combat which the majority of houses are a baseball bat is completely useless. Yes it can hurt if they jab you with it but its not going to kill you want way. they would need to swing back and then generate the force which also takes a split second.

A sword/katana or something like that would be a little different as you can't really tackle them and it's harder to disarm. But the majority of people invading someones house is looking to steal something and sometimes it's not worth the risk. If they want a tv give them a tv. It's better than killing someone and living with it for the rest of your life.
20  Other / Serious discussion / Re: What is your stance on capital punishment? on: April 21, 2018, 09:35:39 AM
This is why I've stated previously in this thread: "The question we should rather ask ourselves is: "How many convicted murderers reoffend?"" And I could add: "How many convicted murderers help to turn others into murderers?"

In addition, show me a list of murderers who have truly benefited from prison sentences and added something of value to society?

It doesn't matter if they re offend or not. It  doesn't change the fact that they've murdered at least one person which is justifiable to spend the rest of their life in prison. I'm against the idea of capital punishment and can't believe that some countries still use it when it's been proven to not work. It doesn't act as a deterrent because people are still murdering others and it doesn't always bring justice because innocents have been killed.

If you kill someone premeditated then you should spend the rest of your life in prison. If you killed someone by self defense then many factors would have to be taken into consideration. Just because you killed someone that entered your house without your permission and was waving a weapon around doesn't mean you have to kill them. If it's a baseball bat for instance then he not likely to kill you with it and you wouldn't have to use lethal force either. It almost all self defense cases there was a better option.
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