I became interested in crypto currencies through my long time support for Congressman Doctor Ronald Ernest Paul, (grampy Paul for those that love him, yeah?)
I did well in the late 90's, (in the century before the one we are currently living within) ... in the dotcom BuBbLe and like many, in '99 and 2000 had not learned enough about shorting a market, and it was a difficult time getting out of the market with some of the profit I had worked so hard to accumulate. Now, older and wiser, I see bitcoin and litecoin and the Crypto Currency markets as a tool that can be used effectively to End the Fed and affect real reforms in the fiat currency ... ponzi scheme markets.
My focus is to share my knowledge of trading and the jargon and language of exchanges with as many who might wish to listen, and to enjoy and learn the new subsets of language that are created by the crypto currency exchange users. I hang out at the trollbox at btc-e.com and I'm learning a lot studying the orderbooks, trading flow, market depth and volume metrics that are developing ... crypto ratios and all sorts of fun math(e)y stuff at btc-e.com which works very hard to maintain a good exchange.
I favor litecoin, LTC, as it obviously plays an important role as a tool to move USD around inside the exchange, into BTC and then back into LTC and functions as an important middling exchange device. I think LTC has more upside and its reputation is less tarnished by the extreme volatility we have seen in recent weeks in Crypto. I understand to some degree the implied relationships of BTC to LTC as perhaps envisioned by the developers as we compare those to the AU/AG ratio. Litecoin, being ASIC resistance, and it's relationships to BTC further increase my interest in LTC, although, BTC is good stuff too,
. I like silver dimes, so litecoin seems to fit my personality well.
I look forward to spending many years browsing through the many billions of words already at this forum, and the many more billions to come.
I am also a 3D designer, a technical designer more so than an "artist", and I look forward to assisting in, and being a part of the development of bioplastics engineered from Industrial Hemp seed oil and resin stocks. I maintain contact with members of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission and am very encouraged by the Kentucky governor's recent decision to allow the Industrial Hemp Cultivation bill to become law as the time to veto or sign it into law, well, he'll just let that expire.
3D printers need filament, that is their ink. We can all see that the current 2D, paper based printing markets make their money from the sale of ink, refills and new cartridges, that's where the real, sustainable money has always been in the printer market. I believe the exact same principal will apply in 3D printing. I worry about an explosion of 3D printed objects and a market explosion of the use of 3D printer "filament" for that using petroleum based filament. We have enough pollution caused by refuse plastic and the use of petroleum to make plastics we don't need more. Bioplastics are extremely important and I think that a market for 3D filament, for use in 3D printers, produced at an economy of scale using Kentucky Industrial Hemp seed oil stock and resins is a must do for Kentucky. 3D filament is made with some corn already, Industrial Hemp to produce 3D printer filament is a good play. I am also very supportive of the development of home, or desktop 3D filament extruders using collected, junk, or waste plastics, I think they could really help our cultures "throw it away" petroleum based plastics pollution problems.
Thanks to the admins and mods here for the work they do and for providing this forum. Thanks to all the members for sharing.