Had I not won the debate, perhaps more of us would have invested in bitcoins back then, and we would be a formidable force in shaping the new economic landscape, instead of a sorry collection of old farts that tries to buy its share now...
Don't feel too bad - considering the difficulties had trying to convince
the anti-goldbug pseudo-goldbugs of Bitcoin's merits, those in this thread still have some time left to acquire quite a nice amount.
And what happened to silverbox
? The last post
was last year. Hopefully the holdings haven't been sold, as they're very close to becoming rather valuable.
i wasn't going to respond to his comment referencing you (though i thought about it) but since you did i'm not going to let you get away with this one.
the reason i started the 2 gold threads going back to August of 2011, Gold: I smell a trap
and this one, was to try and convince younger ppl around here as to the merits of what i had already done; sell gold and silver and buy Bitcoin. while i admit the entire story is not in yet, i think it's crystal clear now that this was the winning strategy.
you were the
major impediment to this strategy from day one. who was my major detractor during these 2 long thread debates? you. the way i recollect our ongoing debate was that you initially thought Bitcoin was a good idea but only for a minor, long shot speculative investment. your emphasis was, and has always been that gold was a better play. as the years have gone by and Bitcoin has shot up in price, while gold has stagnated and gone down, only now have you openly advocated Bitcoin as a superior investment. and even then with some trepidation. it's my feeling that you have swayed alot of followers of my threads from buying Bitcoin when it was much cheaper. and to their detriment and my frustration. sorry but that's how i see it.
that is my recollection and i can tell by several comments from long time followers of these 2 threads that they wish they had bought Bitcoin much earlier, as did i.