Bitcoin Forum
July 31, 2021, 02:59:25 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.21.1 [Torrent]
 
  Home Help Search Login Register More  
  Show Posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 »
121  Other / Off-topic / How Much Would You Be Willing to Pay For A Bitcoin Membership Site? on: November 19, 2015, 12:15:47 AM
Hello good people of the BitcoinTalk Forum,

We are looking at offering a membership subscription service at www.diginomics.com.

This membership would be a bitcoin investment group in exchange for a monthly fee.

What we are looking to create is a membership site focusing on 3 core tenants:

  • how to increase your financial standing with digital money
  • how to increase your individual sovereignty with digital technologies
  • how to govern your livelihood with an emerging form of law based on mathematics itself

View the Landing Page Here
(Landing page still under development)

Currently, we are conducting market research to determine what the willingness to pay on behalf of the market would be and also what people would be most interested in getting out of the membership.

1. What kinds of content would you be most interested in receiving for
such a membership? (written articles, PDFs, videos, tutorials, courses,
events, live webinars)

2. What single thing would compel you to join this membership more than
anything else?

3. On a scale of 1-10, how willing would you be to pay $100 / month for
this membership?


Membership benefits would include premium content, live streamed events, and financial analysis of the bitcoin market. Pricing for a membership site such as this can be a difficult thing to get exactly right.

Thanks for any feedback and constructive criticism.
122  Economy / Speculation / 3 Indicators for Current Bitcoin Price Rally on: November 03, 2015, 07:31:30 PM
Read the Full Article

Historically, November has been an explosive month for the bitcoin price. In 2013, the price of bitcoin rallied to highs of over $1200 amid positive rulings in the USA on the potential for financial applications to be built using bitcoin technology.

Bitcoin could be in the early stages of a similar price rally to what transpired over the course of late 2013. This time, the exchange infrastructure is at a level where large investment is active in the space.

BULLISH BITCOIN PRICE INDICATORS

  • European Union Court of Justice Rules Bitcoin Transactions VAT Exempt – By removing value-added taxation, bitcoin can flow freely between other currencies and is not subject to sales tax when transferred. With this ruling, many of the top bitcoin businesses in Europe are breathing a sigh of relief.
  • Gemini Bitcoin Exchange Targeting Institutional Players – “… we are going after a very large market that is to date completely underserved or not even in Bitcoin at all”, Cameron Winklevoss said about the launch, “I think it’s a good thing that there are multiple efforts trying to build bitcoin infrastructure (including Coinbase) so that we can get this thing to the moon.”
  • Chinese Driven Surge – China recently capped overseas cash withdrawals, signaling a tightening grip on capital controls and an increase in bitcoin buying pressure from Chinese exchanges

How high could bitcoin go this time?
123  Other / Off-topic / Anyone Know What Kind of Software They Used For This Bitcoin Video on: October 21, 2015, 04:40:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx9zgZCMqXE

I'm looking to create a similar video and I thought the animations were done very well.

Does anyone know how to create such animations and which software they would use?

Thanks Gang.
124  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What Is a GREAT Course Title? on: October 20, 2015, 07:45:10 PM
digital money has been around before the millenium.. infact it has been around since the 70's.. apart from them paper IOU's that people call bank notes.. peoples bank accounts and loans and bills are 99% digital money..

so i dont think digital money is really saying anything new

by the way.. as for your ignorance of what digital money is. and your other topic about fungibility of bitcoin. makes me think your maybe not the right person to be making courses..

I've yet to hear your counter-argument on the subject Franky.
125  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What Is a GREAT Course Title? on: October 20, 2015, 05:38:26 PM
Thanks for the feedback thus far guys. You've given me plenty to think about.
126  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What Is a GREAT Course Title? on: October 20, 2015, 04:49:22 PM
Hi Guys,

I am looking to put together a detailed course on the economic, technical, and political implications of bitcoin. I thought to brainstorm with the community here today to try and come up with an ideal course title - one which generates interest and accurately portrays some of the content one would expect to find in the course.

The course will carry a price tag of $100 and every though some of you may say that is expensive, we are tailoring it to a business professional crowd and are confident that the quality of the course content will be much more valuable than this price. The content we put into this course will be the very best on the topic of bitcoin and quite likely the best bitcoin course available on the market today.

If you are interested in receiving updates about such a course, click here.

Let me know what some of your thoughts are on the course title. We will give a free admission to the course for a headline which is proposed from the community here and accepted for the course.
127  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This Might Sounds Strange: Bitcoin Violates the Principle of Money Fungibility on: October 19, 2015, 01:29:33 AM
If I'm willing to pay a premium for stacks of old USD's that don't have trace amounts of narcotics all over them, have I thereby broken the fungibility of cash for everyone?

No. You haven't broken the principle of fungibility, you've overpaid on the market rate for that particular currency.
128  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / This Might Sounds Strange: Bitcoin Violates the Principle of Money Fungibility on: October 19, 2015, 01:11:46 AM
Click Here to Watch


In the video, the investment analysis of bitcoin vs. gold is also discussed in depth.
129  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Brainstorming Session: Bitcoin Course Ideas on: September 28, 2015, 01:09:14 AM
I think that it should be important to note the fungibility issue of bitcoin, since that seems to be a pretty popular topic of what's going on today in terms of the cryptocurrency vs. cryptonote aspect of things.  I think it would definitely be an important lesson to teach and important for the people who are taking the class to learn these issues in full.

Good call. Bitcoin violates the principle of money fungibility.

I've added it to the list.
130  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Brainstorming Session: Bitcoin Course Ideas on: September 28, 2015, 12:43:04 AM
What would you want to see in an 'Economics of Bitcoin' course?

In conjunction with www.diginomics.com, we are putting together a lengthy Economics of Bitcoin course and I thought to reach out to the community here to expand on, and brainstorm some new, ideas to put together for course topics. In order to serve a specific target market, we deliberately excluded anything which was focused deeply on the mining aspect of cryptocurrency and instead am focusing on what an investment manager, economics researcher, entrepreneur in the bitcoin space would be interested in.

Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency development may come in the form of later courses, but for now we want to be very specific around the investment potential of the bitcoin payment system.

Below, we've listed an array of topics we are considering for the course. If you have any ideas or requests for course topics, reply in this thread. If you are interested in being notified when this course is released, enter your email on this page.


That makes up the list we hammered out today. We'd be grateful for some feedback and interested to collaborate with any writers, content creators, or affiliates who are interested in making this course as helpful and accessible to the bitcoin community at large and also people in finance/economics/banking industries who are interested in bitcoin but simply do not know where to turn for solid information.

Thanks for reading and see you on the moon.
131  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 21 Inc. Releases First "Bitcoin Computer" on: September 22, 2015, 04:56:46 PM
There is a same thread existing there!
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1186115.0;topicseen
OP, you should check before creating new thread.

Obviously dude needs some ad revenue for his website  Wink

Maybe a warning ban should help him to reconsider this kind of shit next time.

Get real.

This forum is a place for diversity of discussion.
132  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 21 Inc. Releases First "Bitcoin Computer" on: September 22, 2015, 02:21:58 PM
The bitcoin computer is designed not to compete aggressively in the cryptocurrency mining industry, but to provide a continuous stream of bitcoin allowing worldwide payments for business APIs. Up until now, no computer has provided native hardware or software support for the bitcoin protocol as 21’s embedded mining solution does. What 21 has here is a small step for bitcoin mining, but a giant leap for the internet of things.

Read The Full Article
133  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why BitcoinXT Must Never Gain Consensus on: August 24, 2015, 09:29:33 PM
Adopting the bitcoinxt fork will make the incentives for miners in the form of transaction fees miniscule

That's why several mining pools are supporting the 8mb proposal.  They must be looking forward to receiving "miniscule" amounts of fees.  Oh wait, that makes no sense whatsoever.   Roll Eyes

Also:

    Assume Network 'A' can process a maximum of 2500 transactions per block and the average fee is .0001

    Assume Network 'B' can process a maximum of 20000 transactions per block and the average fee is .00005

Which network can potentially generate a higher amount in fees?  That's right, the one that can support more transactions.  Learn to math plz.  Clearly the miners who support the fork have done their homework and understand basic numeracy.



Small casual transactions can be built ontop of the main bitcoin blockchain once those solutions are developed. Molding the main payment layer of the blockchain into something which can pay for small purchases such as coffee will ruin the main monetary uses of bitcoin.

You mean it will ruin "your" main monetary uses of Bitcoin.  If a majority support the fork, maybe their main monetary use includes small purchases and they don't want some elitist telling what they can and can't do in a permissionless system.  If your uses aren't compatible with that, maybe this isn't the project you thought it was.

I stopped reading after you told me to "learn to math" after conjuring up your own silly equation.
134  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why BitcoinXT Must Never Gain Consensus on: August 24, 2015, 09:27:54 PM
so your argument for why BitcoinXT Must Never Gain Consensus is that it would allow it to potentially compete with Visa?

Why don't you actually read the article before posting such a shallow comment?
135  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why BitcoinXT Must Never Gain Consensus on: August 24, 2015, 07:22:06 PM
Visa currently has a transaction processing capability of 50,000 per second. If this 8GB blocksize were to be instantiated, then bitcoin would potentially be able to compete with the likes of traditional payment systems, but is that what it has been originally designed for?

...

– Nick Szabo, August 21, 2015

It was actually designed to do even more. It was designed also to make payments cheaper than Visa to permit "small casual transactions" online too.  



Source: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Adopting the bitcoinxt fork will make the incentives for miners in the form of transaction fees miniscule, and will instead enable centralization.

Small casual transactions can be built ontop of the main bitcoin blockchain once those solutions are developed. Molding the main payment layer of the blockchain into something which can pay for small purchases such as coffee will ruin the main monetary uses of bitcoin.
136  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Why BitcoinXT Must Never Gain Consensus on: August 24, 2015, 05:05:16 PM

Click Here to Read Article

Putting into effect BIP101 would result in an increase to 8MB after January 11, 2016. In order to gain consensus, the number of nodes running the bitcoinxt client would need to reach a supermajority of 75%. After that point, there would be a 2 week window to transition to the new fork as the old blockchain becomes incompatible with bitcoinxt. From there, the blocksize limit is set to increase linearly to a maximum of 8GB in 2036. Once started, the block limit doubling schedule cannot be stopped until 8Gb is reached.

Visa currently has a transaction processing capability of 50,000 per second. If this 8GB blocksize were to be instantiated, then bitcoin would potentially be able to compete with the likes of traditional payment systems, but is that what it has been originally designed for?

If Bitcoin comes to depend on bureaucrats rather than protocol, you might as well use Visa. They know how to do that far better.

– Nick Szabo, August 21, 2015
137  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / New York Is Losing Its Battle To Regulate Bitcoin on: August 22, 2015, 08:10:14 PM
BITLICENSE: A BOON OR BUST?

On June 24th, 2015 the BitLicense was adopted by legislation and is now recognized by the NY Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Businesses handling bitcoin and virtual currencies must apply for the license within 45 days from its initial announcement and pay an application fee of $5000. August 8th was the deadline for all companies to comply.

Since that time we have seen a sizable exodus of startup companies choosing not to service the New York region precisely because of this regulation.

The bulk of the commentary on the BitLicense’s success thus far came from Ben Lawksy, who, as he puts it “is doing no work in the virtual currency space at all.” after implementation of the license then handing off the reigns of procurement to others at the Department of Financial Services NY. Lawksy states that “smart regulation puts guardrails and rules in place that hopefully won’t stifle innovation” and that “the jury is still out” on the BitLicense.

Read The Full Article
138  Economy / Digital goods / Re: For the Next 48 Hours I'm Giving Away My Bitcoin Book for $1 on: August 21, 2015, 06:50:55 AM
Would it not have been better, if you posted say...the first chapter as a teaser and people could decide if they want to read the rest of the book? It would eventually end up on a torrent, and everyone will read it for

free. I would have posted it online for free, and ask people to donate as they see fit. You would be amazed at how generous people could be, if they felt that they are being given something with value for FREE.

I would easily pay $1 for the book, but I would pay more as a donation... if it was a good read.  Wink
I would read it if it was free, and if I enjoyed it and found it to be factual I'll send you $2.

And if I thought it was really good I'd send the full $10 and post a detailed review.

You really think such an endeavor would be more profitable if set to free? You think it a good idea to lean on donations?

Based on what I have seen thus far, human behaviour treats something they have paid for as more valuable = more people will actually read it if they have given something up for it.
139  Economy / Digital goods / Re: For the Next 48 Hours I'm Giving Away My Bitcoin Book for $1 on: August 21, 2015, 06:34:09 AM

Assumption is the mother of all f*ckups Wink


Hehe well then, I guess humanity is going down the drain, both science and religion would not exist without assumptions  Grin
Given the context (nature of the offering, posted on a crypto forum), logic dictates, one of the most basic things the op should be clear about is whether BTC is an accepted method of payment. To expect people to find that out for themselves does not make sense because this is a promotion and you'd want people to already be in possession of that piece of knowledge before they make a decision.

One of the main reasons we are doing this promotion is to test our bitcoin payment integration.

So far so good!
140  Economy / Digital goods / Re: For the Next 48 Hours I'm Giving Away My Bitcoin Book for $1 on: August 20, 2015, 08:35:03 PM
Still 24 hours to get your copy!

Hope everyone is enjoying it thus far.
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 »
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!