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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN]ChronoLogic - Proof-of-Time token on Ethereum on: November 23, 2021, 10:53:20 PM
I got booted from the Telegram group because I asked for an update, nobody replied and I left another comment. Disgusting!

2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN]ChronoLogic - Proof-of-Time token on Ethereum on: November 11, 2021, 01:30:19 PM
I've seen quite a pump these days. I thought this project was dead and had it written off for a long time but it looks like there is some activity in the Telegram group. It would be interesting to have some official updates.
3  Economy / Services / Re: bustadice signature campaign(2 open spots) on: May 25, 2020, 07:08:53 PM
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4  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Life will most likely never return to normal, or at least in a very long time on: May 12, 2020, 05:49:57 PM
Life is returning to normal. What is normal? Prior to about 300 years ago, people had to slave to make a living, just to survive.

Think of what it is like to make everything you have from scratch. Make your clothes, build your house, grow your own food, teach your kids at home, do everything for yourself... except when a few families got together and helped each other out.

The last 300 years is where we got to do all kinds of things never done before. What other time in history did average families have cars and super-highways to drive them on? Whoever heard of TV or radio and other forms of communications we take as normal?

The last 300 years has been a departure from the normal. Time for us all to wake up to what normal was for thousands of years.

Things are returning to normal, even though it is happening through a fake-Covid pandemic.

Cool

I don't really see it as a return to the past, but rather a shift in the present. I mean, we have the technology (especially the Internet and everything it allows), ways to produce cheap energy and food, we give more value to human life and the general level of education has improved drastically. Will we see a reduction of consumerism? Yes, of course, there was never a real need to get a new car every 5 years, or to go on holiday to another continent once a year. But I don't think we will have to start growing our own food and that kind of stuff (although many will choose to do it if they can).
5  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Life will most likely never return to normal, or at least in a very long time on: May 12, 2020, 05:45:32 PM
There were some studies released that coronavirus doesn't affect children the way it does adults and that potentially, infected children might not be transmissible to adults. With that being said, there was an outbreak of some sort of COVID related syndrome that affected 50 children, but they're treatable. I think we'll probably be able to open up schools sooner than people think.

As far as concerts goes, it's a wrap. You're not going to see concerts until 2021 at the earliest and many of the small business venues that host these events are going to have to close as a result.



It might not affect children in a very harmful way but they do seem to act as contagious vectors and they would of course have to be kept away from their grandparents (another sad event).

I wish 2021 would be a realistic target for a return to normality but I don't see it so close.
6  Economy / Services / Re: [OPEN SLOTS] ChipMixer Signature Campaign | Sr Member+ | Up to 0.0375 BTC/w on: May 12, 2020, 04:25:56 PM
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7  Other / Politics & Society / Life will most likely never return to normal, or at least in a very long time on: May 12, 2020, 04:14:12 PM
It's not only about the people dying or suffering, the crashing economy or any other pains yet to come. It's about a whole new paradigm in the way we understand life, social interactions, fun and relationships.

Will we (or young people at least Grin) ever be able to go out clubbing again?



Will rock/metal concerts ever be the same?



How will singles go out to meet new people who could possibly be their life companions? How will they be able to break the distance barrier?



Will people in Latin countries ever be able to greet each other with 2 kisses on the cheek?



Will it be at all possible to keep small children in schools separated from each other?




There are so many questions and way too few answers. I have a feeling that life as we have known it is going to change drastically, with new upcoming social conventions, more (forced) individualism and a yet sharper decline in birth rate. I don't believe there will be a magical vaccine that will make us safe again from one day to the next, nor any group immunity coming soon. And even if there is, it will take long for people to feel confident about going "back to normal" again.
8  Economy / Economics / Re: Is a real estate crash/dip due? on: May 12, 2020, 03:42:13 PM
It's already here, at least where I live (Spain). Property prices have dipped 20-30% in some cases, most especially those that were being rented out to tourists. And I can only forecast further dips with the rising numbers of unemployment, foreclosures and everything that is yet to come.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Trump is targeting Obama #Obamagate on: May 12, 2020, 03:29:57 PM
Politicians don't really want to hunt each other down, they know very well they could be the next one on the line. It's all just for the show and we should know this by now  Wink
10  Economy / Services / Re: MintDice Signature Campaign(3 open spots) on: September 09, 2019, 09:24:39 PM
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11  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2019-09-02] Argentina capital controls, a strong case for bitcoin on: September 03, 2019, 05:25:22 PM
The current political landscape in Argentina is suggesting Mauricio and his party will lose power in the upcoming October election. This fact is scaring many investors in the country.

I read a news a few days ago that said that even if Mauricio Macri or Alberto Fernández win, by 2020 Argentina will still be in economic crisis. The biggest problem for Argentina and many countries is the lack of a good alternative to govern the country. Political parties that are years in power, the same people who are years in power cannot bring in new energy, cannot bring in a new healthy system.

What happens is this: A guy X that have 60-year-old and his 30-year-old political party that govern the country win the election. The guy X that have 60-year-old governs the country for 10 years and can't change anything in the country, after 10 years the guy loses elections or another guy from his political party starts running the country.

people will look again the guy X that have 60-year-old (now 75) wanting to govern the country again. Let's face it, what kind of changes can there be? nothing is going to change




The main problem I see is the deep rooted social(ist) system that started with Peron. There are millions of people living/surviving on welfare, a state that has all the natural resources in the world but doesn't invest in modernising its infrastructure to be able to exploit them properly and a small percentage of people who have to pay the huge bill (the middle class).

And then of course you have the trade unions, a real mafia that dictates who will work where, and with which salary and won't hesitate to paralyse the country if the government tries to take away an inch of their power. They have made the once prosperous Argentinian industry completely irrelevant after all these years of meddling.

Any party (right or left wing) that tries to cut the ruinous welfare system can say goodbye to ever being elected or reelected, and as we all know the main interest of politicians is not the well-being of the country but their reelection.
12  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2019-09-02] Argentina capital controls, a strong case for bitcoin on: September 02, 2019, 10:20:19 PM

One wonders why more Argentines don't take money off shore or use bitcoin, because although the politicians keep saying "this time is different", it really isn't.

Any Argentinian who has half a brain and considerable savings has done that already. You wouldn't believe how well they can play the system, decades of disastrous governments have kind of made them this way.

Back in 2014 I spent most of the year in Buenos Aires and at that time there was an "official" exchange rate for the Peso and a real one (that was between 50% and 100% above the official rate). You could buy Pesos at the official rate, but not foreign currency, so people had to resort to the black market to get dollars or euros. The center of the city was full of small clandestine offices exchanging currency, along with many dodgy-looking street exchangers. In all these places you could always find a queue of people waiting to get rid of their Pesos before the next devaluation.

The most creative ones would find ways to buy USD at better rates with different methods, for example using their credit cards in casinos in Uruguay to buy chips (at official exchange rate) and then cashing them out into USD.

As bank transfers to other countries were also blocked, there were offices that did so-called "giros". You could take your currency (local or foreign), give it to a person and they would make sure that it would appear in a bank account anywhere in the world, for a small fee.

The most tech-savvy people however already knew about BTC and took good advantage of it. There was a company called Satishitango (it still exists and actually it got really big and legal now) that would purchase your BTC at Bitstamp-2% and blue (good) exchange rate and send a guy on a moped to your flat with the cash in hand. It literally solved my problems to transfer money into the country as my first and last attempt of sending a wire got my money lost forever.

Back in those days there was already a quite big Bitcoin club in Argentina, and some good startups emerged from that scene such as Ripio, Flixxo or RSK. Mauricio Macri spoke out as a big supporter of Bitcoin, not sure though if it will still fit well with his latest plans.

Today I know that there are still plenty of offices that use BTC to send money in and out of the country, and I bet they will multiply like mushrooms in the short future.
13  Local / Mercado y Economía / Re: Justificar compra de bitcoin con haciend on: June 28, 2019, 07:54:56 PM
Creo que Bitstamp sí incluye la posibilidad de efectuar un informe detallado de movimientos que puede servir para Hacienda, y quizá alguno más de los exchanges grandes. Pero al final todo dependerá de con qué pie se ha levantado el inspector de turno y de lo que estés declarando. Por cantidades de pocos miles de € lo más probable es que ni se molesten en pedir cuentas pero si la cifra aumenta te pueden examinar hasta los calzoncillos  Shocked.
14  Local / Español (Spanish) / Re: Tuve 10 Bitcoin en el 2013 - ahora tengo 1. Lección para compradores de altcoins on: June 28, 2019, 07:51:29 PM
Gran lección, creo que mucha gente se ha visto en las mismas. Cuando BTC subió de $20 a $250 en cuestión de días y después bajó hasta $75, quién se iba a imaginar que después subiría a más de $1000? Lo mismo cuando cayó a $200 y luego llegó hasta $20000. Por eso mismo muchísima gente decidió salirse y hacer caja con pingües beneficios (que hoy podrían ser mucho mayores, por supuesto).
15  Economy / Economics / Re: How Will FB Coin/JPM Coin Impact the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem? on: June 28, 2019, 07:48:34 PM
There is one positive outcome, that many people who knew nothing about Bitcoin (apart from what the mainstream media says) will start educating themselves and discover how much better a REAL cryptocurrency like BTC is.
Out of curiosity they will surely search up things on the origin or the first thing who do make use of blockchain tech which is bitcoin.
They might able to read it up with FB coin or JPM or any other centralized coins but its inevitable for them not to know on Bitcoins existence which
would possibly divert out if they do able to compare both things and discover their differences.

The vast majority of Facebook users won't have the technical background or interest to learn about the insides of Bitcoin, but if only a small percentage of them can take the time to do it it will be already something huge.
16  Economy / Economics / Re: Can Bitcoin really stabilize any country's economy level? on: June 28, 2019, 07:45:34 PM
A country needs a stable currency in order to be able to establish a sound monetary policy. Unfortunately that's not the case with Bitcoin or any other crypto (except maybe stablecoins, but then they are tied to a different fiat currency or commodity). And of course most governments don't want people holding currencies that are completely out of their control.
17  Economy / Economics / Re: Repeating of all time high has begun on: June 28, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
I'm pretty sure the new ATH will come in this year. Crypto is reaching a new phase of maturity, and with the entry of big players into the Blockchain space such as Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook we're all set for a trip to the Moon.
18  Economy / Economics / Re: CEO - WIREX: "GOODBYE Banknotes... Payments will be DIGITAL" - Cryptonites on: June 28, 2019, 07:35:02 PM
I think it's in everyone's interest. Governments want to have full control of the flow of money so they can tax everything, users want comfort and people who want anonymity will thankfully have untraceable crypto to use. So it's a win-win.
19  Economy / Economics / Re: How Will FB Coin/JPM Coin Impact the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem? on: June 27, 2019, 11:34:09 PM
There is one positive outcome, that many people who knew nothing about Bitcoin (apart from what the mainstream media says) will start educating themselves and discover how much better a REAL cryptocurrency like BTC is.
20  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Solar Powered Bitcoin Lottery on: June 27, 2019, 11:28:30 PM
If you are able to generate solar energy and you use it for a fruitless mining endeavor, you are in fact losing money as you could be using that energy to reduce your electricity bill or selling it to the provider to make some cash.
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