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September 09, 2012, 08:51:03 PM
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All but the most retarded here assumed near zero chance the Pirate would legitimately pay up.  That includes Mathew.

No, MNW stated clearly and in so many ways that he expected pirate to pay.


I believe that everyone is being ridiculous and that Pirate is probably not a ponzi for several very good reasons. When the bet is over, I'll give my reasons, but it won't have any bearing and is still based on something that I cannot prove.

I still believe there is a very high chance that Pirate is just doing a business which we don't understand, and my sinking gut, although questioning his lack of professionalism, lateness, etc, reminds me that no one is perfect and it may all just be a series of bad coincidences. I hope I am right and that I am able to prove to the community once and for all that what we don't understand is not always a scam. If I happen to be wrong, I'm happy to have enjoyed this entertaining time with everyone, and I've actually made quite a lot of new friends (as you can imagine).

If you invested in pirate without even bothering to research his business model, find out his info, etc, you're also basically gambling, but only -you-. Others who invested in him may not be gambling, they may be just taking risk. I am taking a risk with this bet. I believe I know what he's doing and I believe it is not a ponzi.

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September 09, 2012, 08:51:29 PM
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Stop feeling so hurt, ya big babies. Suck it up, move on, there is another ponzi scheme just forming.. You've still got a chance to be an early adopter! (HungerCoins anyone?)

I foresee a great (shitty) future for BTC if scammers are not punished one way or the other.

My tinfoil hat is way bigger than yours.
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September 09, 2012, 08:54:43 PM
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I am taking a risk with this bet.

There's the quote.  Where's the risk?  If he lost, he pays himself 20BTC

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September 09, 2012, 08:56:05 PM
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it becomes better and better... HAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyMekSPfRFw

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EDIT2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i3hC08KBPQ&feature=relmfu

EDIT3: have fun with his channel http://www.youtube.com/user/matthewnealwright
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September 09, 2012, 08:56:47 PM
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Stop feeling so hurt, ya big babies. Suck it up, move on, there is another ponzi scheme just forming.. You've still got a chance to be an early adopter! (HungerCoins anyone?)

I foresee a great (shitty) future for BTC if scammers are not punished one way or the other.

Agreed...

But consider this.

My grandmother told me when I was just 12 two things that I have discovered the be the truest truths.

1. Jesus is a lie used to control people.
2. You can fuck up a perfectly good thing or make a bad thing worse by getting the government involved.

There was a third thing, but it was really a combination of 1 and 2. Never become so attached to someone or something that you can't simply let go.


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September 09, 2012, 08:56:56 PM
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Really this bitcoin experiment is showing us that we need some sort of system where by we pay 20% to the government for services like policing etc and a small percentage to the banks for handling transactions so we dont get scammed.
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September 09, 2012, 08:59:43 PM
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All but the most retarded here assumed near zero chance the Pirate would legitimately pay up.  That includes Mathew.

No, MNW stated clearly and in so many ways that he expected pirate to pay.


I believe that everyone is being ridiculous and that Pirate is probably not a ponzi for several very good reasons. When the bet is over, I'll give my reasons, but it won't have any bearing and is still based on something that I cannot prove.

I still believe there is a very high chance that Pirate is just doing a business which we don't understand, and my sinking gut, although questioning his lack of professionalism, lateness, etc, reminds me that no one is perfect and it may all just be a series of bad coincidences. I hope I am right and that I am able to prove to the community once and for all that what we don't understand is not always a scam. If I happen to be wrong, I'm happy to have enjoyed this entertaining time with everyone, and I've actually made quite a lot of new friends (as you can imagine).

If you invested in pirate without even bothering to research his business model, find out his info, etc, you're also basically gambling, but only -you-. Others who invested in him may not be gambling, they may be just taking risk. I am taking a risk with this bet. I believe I know what he's doing and I believe it is not a ponzi.

This is a fairly solid post with some convincing research.  You've managed to sway my possition more than is typical.  It would be interesting to see if Matthew has any responses to these statements at this point and if so, what they would be.  If his goal really was to 'educate' the community, this would be a good chance to do so...and probably a better use of time than slitting his wrists.


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September 09, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
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The message as I understood it was, "people in the bitcoin community have integrity, especially pirate" right?

Now it seems that the message was "MNW is a scammer"

I get high risk. I knew what I was getting into with p@. I also understood that some funny business could occur with MNW.

I'm one of those who were hedging, so this is refusal to pay and lack of understanding about contract law is discouraging. Not to mention the fact that the integrity of a valuable bitcoin community member has been compromised.

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September 09, 2012, 09:06:08 PM
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The guy's got balls.
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September 09, 2012, 09:14:07 PM
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it seams he loves to be the center of the universe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1U1b7fNFk8&list=PL722C08EC5E81E378&index=9&feature=plpp_video
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September 09, 2012, 09:26:59 PM
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Yeah.... I am starting to be afraid of you people... Cheesy


He didn't take anyone's money..... He played a bad prank and lost a lot of respect.....
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Hardfork aren't that hard.
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September 09, 2012, 09:29:57 PM
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All but the most retarded here assumed near zero chance the Pirate would legitimately pay up.  That includes Mathew.

No, MNW stated clearly and in so many ways that he expected pirate to pay.


I believe that everyone is being ridiculous and that Pirate is probably not a ponzi for several very good reasons. When the bet is over, I'll give my reasons, but it won't have any bearing and is still based on something that I cannot prove.

I still believe there is a very high chance that Pirate is just doing a business which we don't understand, and my sinking gut, although questioning his lack of professionalism, lateness, etc, reminds me that no one is perfect and it may all just be a series of bad coincidences. I hope I am right and that I am able to prove to the community once and for all that what we don't understand is not always a scam. If I happen to be wrong, I'm happy to have enjoyed this entertaining time with everyone, and I've actually made quite a lot of new friends (as you can imagine).

If you invested in pirate without even bothering to research his business model, find out his info, etc, you're also basically gambling, but only -you-. Others who invested in him may not be gambling, they may be just taking risk. I am taking a risk with this bet. I believe I know what he's doing and I believe it is not a ponzi.

This is a fairly solid post with some convincing research.  You've managed to sway my possition more than is typical.  It would be interesting to see if Matthew has any responses to these statements at this point and if so, what they would be.  If his goal really was to 'educate' the community, this would be a good chance to do so...and probably a better use of time than slitting his wrists.



I'd like to hear his reasoning on this...

Hardfork aren't that hard.
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September 09, 2012, 09:31:11 PM
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He'll be in London Sep. 15-16. It's only a 2hours flight that costs €100 round-trip from most of Europe.
I wouldn't be so sure about that lol

this is what I don't understand.  Not sure how he's going to show up there without being a total outcast.  Should be interesting.

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September 09, 2012, 09:37:33 PM
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He'll be in London Sep. 15-16. It's only a 2hours flight that costs €100 round-trip from most of Europe.
I wouldn't be so sure about that lol

this is what I don't understand.  Not sure how he's going to show up there without being a total outcast.  Should be interesting.

Will

At the current rate we will have about 5-6 other "hacks", scams or "investment opportunities" going tits up before the conference starts next week. So everyone will have forgotten about Matthew by then.
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September 09, 2012, 09:38:22 PM
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He'll be in London Sep. 15-16. It's only a 2hours flight that costs €100 round-trip from most of Europe.
I wouldn't be so sure about that lol

this is what I don't understand.  Not sure how he's going to show up there without being a total outcast.  Should be interesting.

Will

At the current rate we will have about 5-6 other "hacks", scams or "investment opportunities" going tits up before the conference starts next week. So everyone will have forgotten about Matthew by then.

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September 09, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
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Really this bitcoin experiment is showing us that we need some sort of system where by we pay 20% to the government for services like policing etc and a small percentage to the banks for handling transactions so we dont get scammed.

No it doesn't.  It just shows you need personal responsibility.
I believed I would win the bet and I also believed there was a good chance  Matt had no intent in paying so I skipped the bet.
Why bet on something you will win and probably not get paid?

If Matt really wanted to make a huge bet he would have made an escrowed bet (like bets of bitcoin) and dropped 10K BTC down.   If he setup the bet to close in a week and payout in three he likely would have saw 30K to 50K wagered against his 10K.  
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September 09, 2012, 09:41:26 PM
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No way this is going away in less than 6 days Cheesy

Depending on what happens in the conference we might be talking about it for a good while.

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September 09, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
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Why bet on something you will win and probably not get paid.


I didn't know that.  I took a long time member, early adopter, forum staff member, bitcoin businessman, at his word.  For all I know he could be sitting on 200k in coins and just really believed in Pirate.  I didn't know it'd come to this.  

Looking forward to this book though:
"How to completely blow your credibility in less then 3 weeks by Matthew Not Wright."
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September 09, 2012, 09:47:40 PM
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Why bet on something you will win and probably not get paid.


I didn't know that.  I took a long time member, early adopter, forum staff member, bitcoin businessman, at his word.  For all I know he could be sitting on 200k in coins and just really believed in Pirate.  I didn't know it'd come to this.  

Looking forward to this book though:
"How to completely blow your credibility in less then 3 weeks by Matthew Not Wright."
If he had 200k coins and truly believed in pirate, he would have just bought pirate debt at 5% of face value.  His bet lost all credibility with me when he was accepting BTC1k+ bets at 1:1 odds when the market rate was far below that.

I in no way condone what Matthew did, but I do not feel too bad for people who booked huge bets after the bet was "closed" and there was little chance pirate would pay back.

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