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January 28, 2013, 09:50:44 AM
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Note: This is a ponzi, that's why it's in the gambling section. It's risky.

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Bitcoin gem takes the concept where you buy the gem for XX bitcoins (currently 78.76 btc). Then, the price of the gem will be raised to 86.64 btc, and you get 82.7 btc sent back.

http://www.bitcoingem.com/index.php

The higher the price is, the less likely people is going to buy in. The price is raised by 10% each round, and the higher the price is raised, the more profit there is (but it will collapse/halt in less rounds). It might be interesting to allow users to buy "shares" of the gem and pull together fractions of the price, so future rounds would require (i) more users and/or (ii) higher amounts.

There's also the free advertising aspect, which might be worth it for smaller amounts and advertising bitcoin-related services (eg a new gambling game, etc).

Also, the system requires 6 confirmations, which delays the time when a new round happens. Looking at the list of transactions, it seems that at this price point there are a lot of people that purchase quite soon after 6 confs.
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January 28, 2013, 10:18:24 AM
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Btw in less than "only" 100 rounds the gem will hit 1M (75*1.1^100).

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January 28, 2013, 10:21:24 AM
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Btw in less than "only" 100 rounds the gem will hit 1M (75*1.1^100).



Yep. A linear growth rate won't really work through, because the reward isn't proportionally scaled to the risk.
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January 28, 2013, 07:11:02 PM
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Note: This is a ponzi, that's why it's in the gambling section. It's risky.

Bitcoin gem takes the concept where you buy the gem for XX bitcoins (currently 78.76 btc). Then, the price of the gem will be raised to 86.64 btc, and you get 82.7 btc sent back.

So you were the owner of the gem at the time you posted this?

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TF2Intel bought at 71.6 btc, sold at 75.18 btc and made 3.58 btc profit

It's an interesting, if dangerous game.

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January 29, 2013, 02:18:13 AM
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Looks like 115 BTC was the end of the line.  The owner shut it down and paid out the last two buyers, and left a hilarious link behind.

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January 29, 2013, 04:01:38 AM
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Doesn't that leave the site operator some 50 BTC out of pocket?

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January 29, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
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Doesn't that leave the site operator some 50 BTC out of pocket?

Good guy Greg.
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