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January 14, 2015, 09:48:22 PM

bitcoinwisdom.com under DDOS attack... This is obvious some big group (bank, goverment) attacking bitcoin, that´s why the price keep digging.

LMAO. I doubt that they need to attack something something sooo tiny small. If they wanted to, the only had to blow soft.

Bitcoiners!!  Cheesy

10.000 millons without banks and governments it´s tiny?

Its nothing more than a fairy tale of bitcoin cultists and their megalomania, that governments or big banks (or even both) would have any needs to attack bitcoin.

The chinese government only squinted on bitcoin and the chinese started to sell trembling and shitting their pants.
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January 14, 2015, 09:49:03 PM

I'm starting to think the Four Punch Raiders may have lost control of this market. They need to remember the Hustler's Axiom:

You can sheer a sheep many times, but you can skin him only once.

I ain't buyin' another goddam coin to assist in the short squeeze but I'll short like hell after the pop. BUT this time there may not be a short squeeze. I think there is a real possibility that there will be another drop and the FPRs will get long squeezed themselves.

I thought you were buying even if it fell to $10?

I'm long now, but I'm not buying more until the four punch raids stop. This last one was too big. For now I am content with my stash and making money front-running these assholes. To be honest, I simply can't afford to put any additional money at risk.

How many btc do you think it would take to execute one of these four punch raids?

I think relatively few considering the total BTC market cap. It has always been easier to destroy than to create, and with shorting possible, the incentive is there as well. I don't think these are government people or banksters. They are simple profiteers. They combine viral campaigns, trolling and possibly insider information and stolen coins to effectively amplify their impact. It's quite impressive really from a purely amoral strategic point of view.

The short answer: only a few hundred thousand coins.
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January 14, 2015, 09:52:04 PM

bitcoinwisdom.com under DDOS attack... This is obvious some big group (bank, goverment) attacking bitcoin, that´s why the price keep digging.

LMAO. I doubt that they need to attack something sooo tiny small. If they wanted to, the only had to blow soft and bitcoin would be done.

Bitcoiners!!  Cheesy

It's that incredibly overblown sense of self-importance that's almost intrinsic to Bitcoiner brand of manic/paranoid mentality.

Sure, the 9/11 was a terrorist attack, just keep thinking that  Roll Eyes

What was it according to you?
Inside Job of course

tinfoilhat-alarm..-
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January 14, 2015, 09:53:34 PM

I know a couple of large miners that are having a real hard time now, unfortunately not only them but many miners are having the "talk" about if they continue mining and cover the lost from their own pockets, or simply shutdown their operations and sell the BTC they are hoarding in case of the price falls further.


I am also curious if Chinese manufacturers will continue inflating the market with their hardware, and at what point it will become unprofitable for them to continue the production.

Good times ahead for Iceland hosted mines and power thieves.
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January 14, 2015, 09:57:06 PM

bitcoinwisdom.com under DDOS attack... This is obvious some big group (bank, goverment) attacking bitcoin, that´s why the price keep digging.

LMAO. I doubt that they need to attack something sooo tiny small. If they wanted to, the only had to blow soft and bitcoin would be done.

Bitcoiners!!  Cheesy

It's that incredibly overblown sense of self-importance that's almost intrinsic to Bitcoiner brand of manic/paranoid mentality.

Sure, the 9/11 was a terrorist attack, just keep thinking that  Roll Eyes

And people think Bitcoiners are nutters Roll Eyes
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January 14, 2015, 09:58:47 PM

Hash rate back up... bring on the dumping!!
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January 14, 2015, 10:00:00 PM

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January 14, 2015, 10:00:37 PM

I'm starting to think the Four Punch Raiders may have lost control of this market. They need to remember the Hustler's Axiom:

You can sheer a sheep many times, but you can skin him only once.

I ain't buyin' another goddam coin to assist in the short squeeze but I'll short like hell after the pop. BUT this time there may not be a short squeeze. I think there is a real possibility that there will be another drop and the FPRs will get long squeezed themselves.

I thought you were buying even if it fell to $10?

I'm long now, but I'm not buying more until the four punch raids stop. This last one was too big. For now I am content with my stash and making money front-running these assholes. To be honest, I simply can't afford to put any additional money at risk.

How many btc do you think it would take to execute one of these four punch raids?

I think relatively few considering the total BTC market cap. It has always been easier to destroy than to create, and with shorting possible, the incentive is there as well. I don't think these are government people or banksters. They are simple profiteers. They combine viral campaigns, trolling and possibly insider information and stolen coins to effectively amplify their impact. It's quite impressive really from a purely amoral strategic point of view.

The short answer: only a few hundred thousand coins.

a few hundred thousand -- that's quite a few coins I think. Unless you mean a few hundred thousand on leverage, which would only require an order of magnitude less in starting capital.
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Last edit: January 14, 2015, 10:18:26 PM by 79b79aa8d5047da6d3XX

1- offensive for a brazilian to be called argentinian: just a football rivalry joke. please travel more.

2- insult hurling greatly diminishes the value of this thread. if irked by a troll to the point of losing civility, simply put it on ignore.

3- to see long-term potential in bitcoin is to come to the conclusion, already expressed in the original paper, that it is irrational for an actor or cartel to perform a 50.1% attack on the network, as it costs more to successfully carry out the attack than what can be expected to be gained by it.

4- the exception to the above is if the attacker's goal is to undermine the network irrespective of cost. however, the entities capable of doing this do not seem, so far, to consider it to be in their interest. for example, multiple USG agencies have stated their goal not to stifle innovation that stands to benefit/provide redundancies to the US economy in the long run.

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January 14, 2015, 10:01:20 PM

I decided to start trading again after Christmas, after losing my job just before the holiday period, I needed to make some income.  

It was a very very very bad idea.  I got 2 margin calls as I took more and more risks.  My liquidation price started at $70 but soon reached the maintenance after my capitol declined fast.  I had 50% LTC 30% BTC and the rest in $.

The second margin call came today, I kind of thought sub $266 was not going to happen and sub $170 was impossible.  liquidation was $75  
on the second call but as I only had LTC left it halved in value and the liquidation price happened at $169.

The thing is the second margin call was unavoidable.   I tried several times to log into bitfinex but the site appeared down yesterday.  I tried to login a few times but couldn't.  I searched on the forum for anyone posting finex was down, but nothing here or reddit,  It was only after thinking to use a proxy a few hours later that I could reach the site.  

I'm not saying bitfinex temporarily blocked access to my account, but for several hours it was not accessible from my home IP address. This has never happened before.  And after I logged in through a proxy it was soo slow and huge loss anyway so closing the position would have almost been the same as liquidation anyway.  

Im out of the crytpo world now, not in a position to rebuy even half a coin at present, and to be honest I have lost trust in the finex exchange.  

I'm sure some people will want to laugh at me, or point out how funny it is.  But for me it's devastating, good luck to the rest of you, I hope you all get where you need to be and the future is bright for you.

I'm sure i'm not alone in feeling the pain this week.  

Edit:  I was going to buy NuShares 2 weeks ago too.  That's a bitter pill to swallow.  Looks like it's the only thing that came out of the crash with value intact.

 
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January 14, 2015, 10:03:31 PM


Yes but what does this have to do with Bitcoin. I seriously hope you don't believe that these people then would move to Bitcoin or something.

The question was merely what would be the most bullish for Bitcoin. I believe the collapse of the Greek economy would most definitely be that. I would expect some to move (some of) their money to Bitcoin but the majority movement would be speculators as it was with Cyprus.

I never seen any evidence that Cyprus was the reason for Bitcoin to go up even 1 dollar.
And nobody in Greece is stupid enough to put their money in a highly volatile hard to use currency that has been going down for a year.
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January 14, 2015, 10:04:20 PM

what is really weird is that there were all those reasons why bitcoin would fail (51% attack, getting outlawed, major bug, blocksize, altcoin competition, no mainstream company would take it serious, and on and on and on...

instead we got no attack at all, government regulation, microsoft/Dell/expedia, and so forth and much more... but the price collapsed and the sentiment is as if bitcoin is going to hell.

 Huh
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January 14, 2015, 10:04:59 PM

Yes, and that is what I meant: if someone with billions to spare offered to buy 25 million bitcoins, the protocol would be immediately changed to create them, with the full cooperation of miners AND approval of developers.
I disagree. It would damage the reputation and hence value irreparably. But there's no way to prove either way.
Many people have told me that.  But "many" may be a thousand bitcoiners, perhaps, who care for the Core Values; and they may not include any big holders.  The other 99% of the bitcoin community (including the Chinese day-traders, who may still be setting the price) probably don't understad why a change in the protocol would be a bad thing, or don't care.

Note that increasing the supply of bitcoins is bad for the price only if the demand remains the same.  If there were enough new demand, increasing the supply would not prevent the price from increasing, too.
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January 14, 2015, 10:05:31 PM

i found the culprit

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January 14, 2015, 10:05:37 PM

I decided to start trading again after Christmas, after losing my job just before the holiday period, I needed to make some income.  

It was a very very very bad idea.  I got 2 margin calls as I took more and more risks.  My liquidation price started at $70 but soon reached the maintenance after my capitol declined fast.  I had 50% LTC 30% BTC and the rest in $.

The second margin call came today, I kind of thought sub $266 was not going to happen and sub $170 was impossible.  liquidation was $75  
on the second call but as I only had LTC left it halved in value and the liquidation price happened at $169.

The thing is the second margin call was unavoidable.   I tried several times to log into bitfinex but the site appeared down yesterday.  I tried to login a few times but couldn't.  I searched on the forum for anyone posting finex was down, but nothing here or reddit,  It was only after thinking to use a proxy a few hours later that I could reach the site.  

I'm not saying bitfinex temporarily blocked access to my account, but for several hours it was not accessible from my home IP address. This has never happened before.  And after I logged in through a proxy it was soo slow and huge loss anyway so closing the position would have almost been the same as liquidation anyway.  

Im out of the crytpo world now, not in a position to rebuy even half a coin at present, and to be honest I have lost trust in the finex exchange.  

I'm sure some people will want to laugh at me, or point out how funny it is.  But for me it's devastating, good luck to the rest of you, I hope you all get where you need to be and the future is bright for you.

I'm sure i'm not alone in feeling the pain this week.  

 

nobody will laugh at you, on the contrary. I hope you'll get back on your feet man. Crypto the way as it is now is just a magistral scam.
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January 14, 2015, 10:05:58 PM

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January 14, 2015, 10:07:16 PM


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January 14, 2015, 10:07:41 PM

Even though prices are probably being - at least partially - manipulated, don't you think there's actually buying pressure building on? This could be the change we all wanted, from a bear to a bullish market, the begging of a rally. The thing is, honestly I just don't know if this is what I actually think or if it's just what I use to try and find comfort.
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Yes but what does this have to do with Bitcoin. I seriously hope you don't believe that these people then would move to Bitcoin or something.

The question was merely what would be the most bullish for Bitcoin. I believe the collapse of the Greek economy would most definitely be that. I would expect some to move (some of) their money to Bitcoin but the majority movement would be speculators as it was with Cyprus.

I never seen any evidence that Cyprus was the reason for Bitcoin to go up even 1 dollar.
And nobody in Greece is stupid enough to put their money in a highly volatile hard to use currency that has been going down for a year.

Anybody who ever has, or is saying that Cyprus was the cause for the April run up, feel free disregard their opinions in the future and/or laugh in their face.

Ill elaborate if anyone needs an explanation.

Tldr though; its complete bullshit
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