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21  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: [XMR] Monero Speculation on: September 15, 2015, 03:08:48 PM

   ...Crypto Kingdom currently has perpetuals for sale...


OK, Iíll bite, since nobody else has asked: How can one buy these Ďperpetual mining bondsí? Must one be a player in the game? Does one arrange Entity-to-Entity trades in a chat-box? Because while I find the idea of the game intriguing, bluntly speaking I have zero interest in playing it.

Since I believe we may actually be in a simulation universe, my interest is in piercing the veil of reality in the upward direction, not in creating/exploring lower level ones.

Anyway, Xmr value seems to be stable around $.50 and a bond is very attractive as a way to grow a modest stake, without actually buying more than Iím comfortable risking. Thatís for Cthulu-Class Leviathans like TCr. If it does take off, thatíll be Lord-TCr!

Because I do believe that Monero has a very small, but very real chance of fulfilling APís cryptodreams. Frankly, a better chance than Panopticoin-Btc has, right now.
22  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: The best alternative to Bitcoin on: August 25, 2015, 09:26:29 PM
You make one mistake with Bitcoin, and eventually you will, then everyone who wishes to will be able to see what you have, where you got it, how you spend it, and when. They'll (given enough motive) kidnap your loved ones, or perform $5 wrench decryption on your wallets. They'll be able to track your weakness for Banh-mi every Thursday evening at 4:37 p.m. They'll be able to tell that your coins passed through a hacked and stolen webwallet, and blacklist them into unspendability.

Bitcoin deserves a place in history, but for my funds, I want something private, fungible and untraceable, none of which describes Bitcoin. But it does describe Monero.
23  Other / Off-topic / Re: What Song are you Listening To? on: August 06, 2015, 04:13:20 AM

Well, I thought it was going to be funny. And it was. But it was also really, really good! Thanks for an enjoyable watch/listen!
24  Other / Off-topic / Re: What Song are you Listening To? on: July 29, 2015, 05:51:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xfRcvOLwzk Try Unite by Yoko Kanno, arr. Rasmus Faber
25  Economy / Speculation / Re: Which profession has the best chance of predicting Bitcoin prices? on: July 20, 2014, 01:33:53 PM
Math is necessary, but not sufficient. The same goes for psychology, computer skills, or marketing savvy.

Hari Seldon, Psychohistorian. Everyone else is at a huge disadvantage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychohistory_%28fictional%29

That goes double for economists.
26  Economy / Economics / Re: Please stop with mBTC, microBTC, ...! on: July 11, 2014, 08:07:36 PM
Until there is something better to use instead of mBTC, uBTC and so on we are stuck with those, that is my opinion at least. Even thought it would be better now to come up with something since it would be easier to implement.

'bits'...                            ...what?
27  Economy / Economics / Re: Please stop with mBTC, microBTC, ...! on: July 05, 2014, 05:47:22 AM
That is totally correct, anyone in advertising or really any normal kind of industry can relate to making a product as easy as possible to pick up.     Bitcoin is nowhere easy enough yet.   The stupidly long hash codes and so on, that cannot be the face of this product not if its really going mainstream.   6 zeroes for a value doesnt work either.
     When that kind of mechanical working to btc is kept in the cupboard where it belongs and nobody need have a clue what it is to use btc then thats when I see wider success possible.

Theres QR codes and thats a great time saver.   Dont want presidents heads for values, it could lit up red when sending 1 btc from a wallet, yellow for ten times less, green hundred, blue thousandth of a btc, grey for the degrees down to 1 sat.  Thats a simple enough grading to help stop accidentally entering the wrong number of zeroes, basically btc has to pass the drunk test :p  I doubt a colour is it but thats how simple any grading to value has to be for global everyday use.    whatever system has to more disposable, liquid and accepting to its users in its approach

http://satoshivalue.com/

This guy also gets it! The color coding is brilliant. A redundant check which doesn't take up any time. Excellent thinking. Superior ergonomics.

"btc has to pass the drunk test" Exactly. You have to make it idiot proof. Because even smart people can do dumb things, when they are distracted, or nervous.
28  Economy / Economics / Re: Please stop with mBTC, microBTC, ...! on: July 05, 2014, 05:10:08 AM
....For those that suggest using bitcoin and satoshi as the two values, I say you are crazy....the average person does not understand numbers that go to the right of the decimal point, which is why with USD, we only go 2 digits past... I mean hell, trying to get someone to understand that $5.10 and  $5.1 are the same number is a feat in itself...thats exactly why USD are always 2 digits to the right, because people don't under that the last zero is meaningless...and now you want to take them 3,4,5 digits past that??? Implossible for the average person to adapt to...

The best idea from a marketing standpoint is the bit...If people can relate a 'bit' to a 'dollar' and 'centibit to a 'cent', then we have a chance of adaptation...and as for worry or confusion of the computer term, you wont have to worry about that with the general population, and the people out there that actually use computer 'bits' will be smart enough to figure out the difference...

Most people dont know what their internet speed is or how its rated, or the speed of their computers, or hard drives etc etc...
This is evident in ISP's rating everything in Gb to make it some super high number, and then people looking at GB and thinking thats how fast their internet download speeds are...99.99% of people don't even know to take that number and divide by 8 if they really want to know what speed they are really paying for....

I vote the 'bit'....the centibit can also be the satoshi equivalent in other countries that choose to adopt it or use that nomenclature...
This guy gets it! And all the Tech-snobs who sneer at those who don't, won't or can't deal with figures more than 2 places to the right of the decimal point, don't. It's about marketing, not scientific correctness. It's about ergonomic ease of use.

Sure, your car's speedometer COULD be calibrated in inches per second. It's not incorrect. But it's the wrong unit for ease of use. It's ergonomically sub-optimal. Having a unit where we have to use 6 or 7 places to the right of the decimal point is also ergonomically sub-optimal. It will lead to mistakes, maybe not by you, but by the would-be non-technical users, and you know it. That's why it's also the wrong unit. Correct or not, 'bits' makes sense. Assuming you do want general adoption.
29  Economy / Economics / Re: New Idea to invest my $41,000 dollars - Litecoins to convert in Bitcoins on: July 05, 2014, 04:26:05 AM
In terms of dollarized transaction volume, Dogecoin has become the number 2 crypto behind Bitcoin. Around $9M, while LTC is around $7M. It has gone up relative to BTC about 3X, iirc.

Personally I have never seen any reason to get into LTC. Is it even used anywhere? At least BTC CAN be used, although since most people only hoard it, that point is sort of moot. Dogecoin, otoh, is being used extensively, as a CURRENCY should be.

If, Dog forbid, Bitcoin should fail, due to 51% attacks, ASIC centralization, or disuse, and a Scrypt coin takes over, I fail to see why it would be LTC over the mighty Dogecoin. Which, btw, has been in existence for less than two months...

Sorry to get off topic, OP, but I believe in Bitcoin. And I believe in Dogecoin. But Litecoin, not so much.

Also, I know it is fashionable to say that timing is not important, as long as you think the trend is up, but Heck! Look at the charts! Best of luck to you.

Perhaps I was slightly wrongish in my Dogeish enthusiasm, but I still like its community. I wonder though, if it's enough. OP, I hope you didn't buy lots and lots of Litecoin OR Dogecoin in January. Or anyCoin, really. Right now, the AltCoins are sure looking shaky. I still like Dogecoin, though, and for some odd reason, I wish I had some Darkcoin. The decision is yours, as always. I sure don't have a clue.
30  Economy / Economics / Re: Please stop with mBTC, microBTC, ...! on: July 02, 2014, 02:19:37 PM
It looks like BITS is going to be the one used.

I sure hope so. The sooner, the better.
31  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin Guru Thread on: March 08, 2014, 01:43:52 PM
1. And the bad news just keeps on coming. It seems almost orchestrated. So even though I believe in the long term success of the protocol, the trend is down imho for longer than any of us suspects. $493 April 1st.

2. Bitcoin never seems to do what anyone expects. I've seen some pattern matching that seem to imply upward inevitability around 2-3 months, iirc. So, BTC will NOT do that this time. A gut feeling only. $800 January 15/'15. That should shake some people out. The doldrums of the rise.

I certainly wouldn't mind being wrong on both counts. I want to lose this contest!

Hope you don't need this:     1Bbjf961VV9S2bq4HmRWri6BXcNdSL8Foc
32  Economy / Speculation / Re: Possible outcomes of the Mt. Gox fiasco - my speculation on: February 18, 2014, 07:27:29 PM
33  Economy / Speculation / Re: Where is GOX going? on: February 18, 2014, 07:11:01 PM
Ah, sorry, before I opened the thread I thought you were referring to a Physical location:



And of course, here's the guide:

34  Other / Off-topic / Re: Would you jump every 2 min for the next 5 years if you were to receive 10,000 BT on: January 31, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
And 99.999% of people will die including professionals.  Even the vast VAST minority of people of people who out of sheer unprobable luck survivrd, they would likely die soon afterwards or have untenable brain and body organ injuries.

Again, no.  Bad question.

Agree. Just google the number of people who have been damaged by uncontrollable hiccups!
35  Economy / Speculation / Re: Psychological bitcoin price on: January 31, 2014, 06:26:19 PM
I feel like some people say Bitcoin will be $10k are the ones who WANT it be hit that level. Truth is, we dont know, we can only speculate.

Edit: I personally feel there will be a coin greater than Bitcoin in many ways and will become the primary crypto. I would share what coin I think that is but I'm currently mining it and dont want competition lol. Do your research!

so mystery, very coin?
36  Other / Off-topic / Re: Would you jump every 2 min for the next 5 years if you were to receive 10,000 BT on: January 31, 2014, 06:22:51 PM
Rigid rules get broken. You can instate something like having a few exceptions per day, a limit or so, with a penalty. Ie, while driving, one can skip the duty for 20 minutes (10 times) but has to do 30 jumps consecutively.
if the rules are broken you die, its in the rules, as has been confirmed by the op in post 1



So, you modify your driver's seat/pilot's chair to include a commode, then...
37  Other / Off-topic / Re: Would you jump every 2 min for the next 5 years if you were to receive 10,000 BT on: January 31, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
This is why it should be compulsory for all watches to have countdown timers with infinite repeats. Casio, I'm lookin' at you! I wonder if people's health would improve if we all joined "Jumping Cults"?

So you're in plane during final approach, no, you're PILOTING that plane... you going to step outside every 2 minutes?
If I could get some exemptions, then probably.

OP, make me an offer!
38  Economy / Economics / Re: Counterfeit $100 Bills on: January 31, 2014, 05:00:23 PM
Forget $100 bills...in Canada here we have a shitload of even $5 bills that are fakes.

I literally check every bill I'm handed these days to see if it is counterfeit...you can't trust paper money any more.  
 

Really? I wasn't aware of the plethora of fake fives! Not the plastic ones, I guess, but the paper ones, right?

Anyway, this topic is interesting, because it's part of why I got into cryptos. I was buying some buns at a Chinese bakery with one of the new plastic twenties, but though they were newly issued, this one looked... OLD, worn, like it had gone through the washer. Or maybe it really WAS old, spent by a time traveller who had bought it in an antique coin shop before coming to our time. (Probably bought it with 2 Dogecoins, but I digress...!)

Anyway, the shop clerk kept holding it up to the light, turning it back and forth. I was kind of insulted, since I shop there all the time! She finally took it, but was shaking her head as she did so. At that point, my brain went, AHA! If this were Bitcoin, there would be no problem, since they can't be counterfeited.

Of course, now our gub'mint would like to foist Mintchip on us. Those are sort of like counterfeit Bitcoins...
39  Economy / Economics / Re: Counterfeit $100 Bills on: January 31, 2014, 06:32:56 AM
1. It's unethical. Someone down the line will be inconvenienced by it. Maybe even hurt by it. Bad karma.

2. It's illegal. Knowingly spending a bogus bill can cause you a world of trouble.
40  Other / Off-topic / Re: What Song are you Listening To? on: January 30, 2014, 10:41:54 PM
Weekend - Ona Tanczy Dla Mnie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvxG3zl_WhU

Don't understand a word but still awesome  Cheesy Anyone know what they are singing about or even what the song name means?

Polish: She Dances for Me
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