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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: January 25, 2017, 10:05:00 PM

If I knew I might have bought - but I would have offered only 6 XMR (you know, I am the stingy guy).  Tongue

High quality genuine wrist watches are cool but never pay what you are asked to pay.

Well, he's offered an unusual watch now, a stainless steel G-Shock. $150 usd, or 11 Monero. Doubt you can get him to lower the price, as that is already a discount.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-casio-mrg-100-stainless-steel-g-shock-150-usd-eleven-monero-3975762.html

But the main thing is, it is being used as a currency. Let's see if it sells for fiat or crypto. Bets?
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: January 22, 2017, 06:46:29 PM
Good to see some monero speculation here. Are there transactions that monero accepted already like bitcoin?

Saw this a few days ago. Seller offered a discount for Monero, but sold for USD via P@ypal in the end.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/seiko-skx007-iconic-diver-classic-3953418.html

"I have received queries about Monero. Here's a link to HOURS and HOURS of fun reading on the subject. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/ TL/DR? It's a peer to peer cryptocurrency. Think of it as a vastly superior Bitcoin 2.0, with enhanced security and privacy features.

If you pay in Monero, it'll be fun! You'll learn a lot about the future of money. AND you will get get a substantial discount over the USD price of the watch. And I'll ship immediately. With paypal, you will have to wait until the payment clears. And pay a higher price. Which can be fun too. for me

Edit: Sold, for 111 USD. Will continue to offer watches for Monero. It's the better way!"

Maybe... it's happening?





If I knew I might have bought - but I would have offered only 6 XMR (you know, I am the stingy guy).  Tongue

High quality genuine wrist watches are cool but never pay what you are asked to pay.

Well, you would have lost then, I am guessing. Since he already offered a discount for Monero, and in the end, sold it for his asking price, in USD. Anyway, I'm going to keep an eye out to see if this idea gains traction. Might buy something, though I prefer Citizens and G-Shocks, myself.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: January 22, 2017, 05:27:12 PM
Good to see some monero speculation here. Are there transactions that monero accepted already like bitcoin?

Saw this a few days ago. Seller offered a discount for Monero, but sold for USD via P@ypal in the end.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/seiko-skx007-iconic-diver-classic-3953418.html

"I have received queries about Monero. Here's a link to HOURS and HOURS of fun reading on the subject. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/ TL/DR? It's a peer to peer cryptocurrency. Think of it as a vastly superior Bitcoin 2.0, with enhanced security and privacy features.

If you pay in Monero, it'll be fun! You'll learn a lot about the future of money. AND you will get get a substantial discount over the USD price of the watch. And I'll ship immediately. With paypal, you will have to wait until the payment clears. And pay a higher price. Which can be fun too. for me

Edit: Sold, for 111 USD. Will continue to offer watches for Monero. It's the better way!"

Maybe... it's happening?



4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: December 03, 2016, 04:57:07 PM

Probably recounting some votes in Wisconsin.

 Cheesy Cheesy

Students: Please express the cost per reclaimed vote for the Democratic candidate, in Monero.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: November 10, 2016, 02:35:19 PM

Your kids will likely come around once they are old enough to question and think for themselves. Just keep supporting them from afar, if need be, but make sure they know you are there for them, anytime, anywhere. Thats what counts.


+100 on this.

Risto, thanks for posting all the interesting information and insight. Rest in your castle, and grow strong, and someday you will be there, ready for your kids, when they need you the most.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: October 28, 2016, 12:12:58 AM

They should have had Craig Wright and Gavin Andresen participate so we know it is really trustworthy!

You owe me a mouthful of coffee!
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: October 25, 2016, 02:58:41 PM

...It is totally preposterous and dubios to claim that monero needs no marketing.

Beside the fact that marketing was and is already a part of Monero. But it is expendable. I really dont understand why some people here are ignoring totally basic factors and than wonder why we haven't had a price explosion.

Marketing is a key function for success. Most people here are holding monero because they hope its somewhen more valueable as today. To believe monero itself will do this job is simply wrong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marketing


Too bad this comment was, no doubt, disregarded because of the source. But I have to hold my nose and agree with him here, and strongly.

But there is little point expending resources before Monero is usable by the average person - therefore the GUI needs to be released, and soon. It may prove to have been a great folly to await an Official "All Singing, All Dancing" Bells and Whistle GUI, instead of just releasing a simple but functional one, but in time to gain some meaningful adoption. If "some other" privacy oriented crypto launches before Monero has an official GUI, and it becomes synonymous with privacy in the public mind, and therefore gains acceptance as THE privacy coin, it won't matter how flawed it is compared to Monero. It will have won, and Monero will join the club, whose members, Beta, myspace, Napster, are remembered, but largely ignored.

The race is on, and some are already running with old ratty sneakers from W***mart, closing in on the finish line, and some are STILL awaiting the delivery of Energy-Rebounding Compressed Argon Traction sole HyperCrocs, SOON.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 02, 2016, 12:26:37 AM

A mainstream article that basically covers the major points and does so correctly.  Just the facts mam, just the facts.

 Shocked


Agreed.  The word "criminal" was nowhere to be found. Smiley

Yes! THIS to me is the most bullish thing yet. Not the graphs, but the gradual acceptance of Monero as a usable currency, by normal humans. GLTA!
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: April 29, 2016, 03:37:31 PM

Monero... the avalanche has started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: April 02, 2016, 03:02:29 PM
        ...I've crawled my way up...
You have a very positive attitude, and like William Shatner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPBt4IuQEbw you are not afraid to try new things. You are not afraid to fail, because eventually you WILL win. Thanks for your contributions to the DarkFlarb community!
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] DarkFlarb Speculation on: April 02, 2016, 01:19:30 AM
      ...it seemed to me that those from the outside would have had to be paying attention in order to use this as the current April fools joke.  I may very well be mistaken about this last part.       ...

Thanks. Makes me wonder if there might not be a few people who are interested in this coin, without leaving any online/forum evidence of it. It IS the anonymity coin, after all.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] DarkFlarb Speculation on: April 01, 2016, 11:37:28 PM
             ...dark flarb forever.  You know there is real meaning in this April fools joke.  I'm surprised this name was chosen by this btc forum.

Very curious about this. I couldn't find anything, other than reference to a past April Fools Day prank. What is the meaning of it, and why is it (in)appropriate?
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: March 11, 2016, 09:32:29 PM
How about a cash teleporter?  As a side benefit, you get teleportation technology!  (Speaking of which, wasn't that part of SuperNET?)  

Anyhow, most banks allow you to deposit a check with a photograph.  You can do "remoteMoneros" via email today.  It just needs one person willing to offer the service at a reasonable fee.

Heck, I would do it, if it didn't involve revealing my IRL ID on a platter to random and sundry.

Oh, also, it really requires escrow until the check clears.  So either multisig or a monkey-in-the-middle game.

LOL, that side benefit might collapse society as we know it, but possibly in a good way. Although, we ARE talking about humans: MK1, so maybe not.

There used to be a company in Ottawa which did this. You would sign up on their site with an e-mail address, and request to buy a certain amount of Btc. They would then give you a window, about 2 hours, iirc, and a bank account number to which you would deposit an EXACT AMOUNT - this was key so that they would know which transaction was being funded.

You could also put the money in an envelope, and slide it under their door. You could even mail them money, although the rate would be the one prevailing when they got the cash. And of course, if it went missing, well, too bad. Or you could hand it over to a person behind the counter, if you didnít mind someone knowing what you looked like.

This functionality was discontinued before the big bubble. Before the introduction of the first Btc Atm. But to avoid the new KYC regs, there was still localbitcoins. Wonder if weíll see something like that for Monero? And if so, how long a window of usage weíll have before The Powers That Be (not to be confused with TPTB_need_war) crack down on it?

But there are still Bitcoin Atms. They are still mostly anonymous. The fees are still (mostly) horrendous. A Monero Atm, if marketed right might help in this regard. Although the operator would have a hard time remaining anonymous. Might be doable though.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: March 08, 2016, 03:06:52 AM

What's crazy is the idea that the average joe will want to run a node for some whiz-bang e-money just because he can... never mind the fact that he has no reason to.

A bundled GUI only increases accessibility to the few crypto-conscious individuals already in the space. Joe Blow doesn't have a good reason to run his own node, GUI or not. Making something easier doesn't automatically make anyone want or need it.

There are lots of things that can make XMR approachable to wider adoption. Mobile apps with easy messaging as an abstraction layer for payments, point-of-sale tools and services for in-person purchases, easier exchange services from/to fiat, etc. would all be greatly helpful.

But a core GUI won't increase adoption significantly, because average users won't be running their own nodes anyway.


Sure, I don't run a node for Btc, but that coin is several iterations past efficient CPU mining. But Monero, afaict, will be still CPU mineable, right? THAT's my motive for running a node. As someone else here pointed out, going through the hoops to mine Monero NOW is a "chore". But once the gui is out, if it has one-click smart mining, I'm there! Giving everyone a motive and an easy way to run a node is decentralization in action, as exciting in its way as fungibility and privacy!
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: February 29, 2016, 07:10:17 PM
...
We are the 98 pound genius weakling at the beach. We are still going to get sand kicked in our face. We need to be all 'round good, not excellent, or even the best in some areas, but pitifully deficient in others.

If we're using comic book metaphors, I think we're about to become X-Men's Beast - superhuman strength with genius level intellect.
LOL, good one! Remember Peter Parker, before he was bitten by the spider. A 98 pound weakling genius himself, and then he got the spider powers. I just don't want us to have Peter Parker's terrible timing, and Peter Parker's luck!
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: February 29, 2016, 06:36:45 PM
and 15 million USD
Oh, that, LOL. Forgot to mention that. Dunno, but they have it, and we don't. It's yet another strength that they have, and that we have to somehow overcome. Have to hit'em where they ain't. Dogecoin did it with a mascot and a friendly community.

How're we going to do it? Don't know. When some guy attacks me, and he has 50 pounds on me, well, that's an advantage, maybe an unfair one, but I have to overcome it. Or die.

Ethereum is that guy rushing us with 'roid rage, and we're complaining about the illegal juice?!?! Good luck with that.

We have technical superiority. 

Ring signatures in our core are pretty badass.  Privacy and untraceability are not add-ons, or plugins, or features still to be implemented for Monero.

Other coins are touting their privacy as "soon" while their accessibility is "now".  We have the opposite approach - but popular opinion seems to prefer the former.

Very much agree on the technical superiority. But what good is that if not enough people know about it? Based on market caps, Monero's technical superiority is not enough to overcome its marketing inferiority (sorry, it pains me to write this). We are the 98 pound genius weakling at the beach. We are still going to get sand kicked in our face. We need to be all 'round good, not excellent, or even the best in some areas, but pitifully deficient in others.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: February 29, 2016, 05:59:45 PM
and 15 million USD
Oh, that, LOL. Forgot to mention that. Dunno, but they have it, and we don't. It's yet another strength that they have, and that we have to somehow overcome. Have to hit'em where they ain't. Dogecoin did it with a mascot and a friendly community.

How're we going to do it? Don't know. When some guy attacks me, and he has 50 pounds on me, well, that's an advantage, maybe an unfair one, but I have to overcome it. Or die.

Ethereum is that guy rushing us with 'roid rage, and we're complaining about the illegal juice?!?! Good luck with that.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: February 29, 2016, 05:15:53 PM
Why after all this time there is still no GUI and Poloniex is still a single point of failure?
...of course, the real question to ask, is what have you done after all this time to fix these problems?
Unfair to shame an obvious Monero supporter, who may be unable to do the coding or lobbying which needs to be done. I canít do it either. Which is why I refrain from commenting, usually. Because I do feel guilty about not doing these things, which, btw, I CANíT do anyway. I donít sing the national anthem at the Superbowl either, and anyone with ears should be grateful for that.

The only thing I can do is talk up Monero on this, or other (seemingly unrelated) forums, spread teh word among my friends and acquaintances etc. Is it a lot? No. What do Warren Buffetís stockholders do for Berkshire Hathaway?

My fear is that we will miss this black swan event, because (among other things) we have no official gui, and only a tiny exchange called Poloniex. Will these issues be resolved before Chinaís move towards capital controls becomes a fait accompli?

And before Ethereum co-opts Moneroís strengths, or at least, enough of them to induce Cryptospace to embrace them (even more), while ignoring Monero, which, while still technically superior, remains Marketing-Challenged.

Ethereum has time, and timing on their side, as the #2 coin. It has user adoption, a thriving community, without even being finished. OK, no cute mascot. Still, if this event happens, say, in the next month, will Monero be ready to benefit from it? Because even rent by civil war, Hearnia, and constrained capacity, Bitcoin is. Even unfinished, Ethereum is. But Monero? Not so much. Even Dogecoin is! Such Sad, Very Despair.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: January 31, 2016, 05:14:13 PM
Once ETH releases ring signatures dapp its over. The only chance for monero to survive is to increase adoption by a tenfold.
Monero doesn't even have a GUI...

...No one is using this (Monero)...


He is very offensive, but what really makes me sad is that I sort of agree with him. I think that the opportunity window for Monero's success probably closed many months ago. (If not, there is very little time left). Great technology, but there is NO Marketing, and no (Non-Techno-Geek) user friendliness.  Nor does there seem to be any recognition that these factors might be important.

Beta was superior to VHS. But that analogy is flawed, because those two videotapes were functionally more or less equivalent in their applications. But the Market obviously sees the potential functionality of ETH as superior to that of Monero. And again, there's a disparity in Marketing among the two. Look at their ages, and their market caps. And ETH is not yet finished either.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: January 04, 2016, 06:08:30 PM
Marketing is the weakness of Monero currently.
There is no marketing taking place...

...Monero is the internet's best kept secret and the community suffers from a serious lack of publicity and marketing. ...

I have felt this for quite a while. Clock's ticking, and all the advantages and strengths of Monero vis a vis other Cryptos are being appropriated by other technically inferior coins that have much better marketing. I feel bad for being so critical, when I myself am doing nothing to help the coin, but am hoping that someone with skills in the needed areas, skills which I do not have, will decide to do something before it is too late.

GUI. Smart mining. Please. Before it is too late. If it is not too late already.

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