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May 15, 2019, 12:16:03 AM

That’s all very good and well.  But the only alt coins that have shown any value to date so far are stable coins.  And even they are quite dubious.  Tether and Dai have shown us that current stable coins are not stable.  They had one job....

Until we have at least one alt coin which has achieved something, I’m afraid your argument has no practical application, and is of theoretical interest only.

They relieved the unwary of their bitcoins and sent them to the likes of eduffield, fluffypony, coblee, bytemaster and the other worthy gentlemen.
They achieved that much.

Works great, when I used to mine altcoins and convert to BTC, for a few years...that boat may have sailed however in the USA and home mining wise now Sad
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May 15, 2019, 12:18:31 AM

So your argument is that altcoins have "value" simply to make short term wealth gains in, instead of buying Bitcoin? Really?

You're missing the whole point of Bitcoin in the first place. SMH

No. That isn't what I'm arguing as you'll see if you care to go back and re-read my long post. I'm making the point that reserve assets are not wealth creators, they're wealth maintainers, and that there is a hierarchy of monetary functions and assets that are shorter term and more utilitarian in nature which serve to feed value into those reserve assets. By analogy, bitcoin needs such an ecosystem to survive and grow long term and it needs it specifically in the form of a diversity of trustless blockchain assets as we're seeing emerge.

I'm also making the point that most bitcoin "maximalists" have a flawed appraisal of the "bitcoin dominance" metric. They think it's good when bitcoin dominance is high and rising when in fact it's bad - a bit like a tree loosing all its branches and leaves and having only the trunk sticking out of the ground is bad.
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May 15, 2019, 12:24:45 AM
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By “value” I mean a use case, where the coins have been used for their use case.  

Other than stable coins, no alt coin has ever been used for its intended use case in any meaningful way.  

If they don’t have a viable use case, then they don’t have any value.

LoL. Do you actually see how hilarious that sounds coming from a bitcoin promoter ?

You think that bitcoin has any more of a "use case" or is being used for its "intended use case" ? We're 10 years in. What's the Whitepaper called ? "A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System" ?

Look around you. What did you use the last time you went to the supermarket ? Bought something on Amazon ? Made a withdrawal from the bank ?

Get real. Altcoins are an $80 Billion market - that's quite a lot of "no value". The words pot and kettle spring to mind when people from either camp accuse the other of "not having any value". Most alts are doing what they were designed to do which is more than can be said for bitcoin. That doesn't mean it doesn't have a role, but everything in this entire sector is far more mutually dependent than many of their respective fanboys give credit for.


Bitcoin is a store of value.  It is working quite well at that.  The market is deep and liquid

Have a look at the order books. That so called $80 billion alt coin market is illiquid and shallow. 
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May 15, 2019, 12:29:06 AM

So if we break 8.5k its likely going to 10k?
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May 15, 2019, 12:33:09 AM



What "use case" do you think bitcoin solves out of interest ? (Apart from making coin-grabbing early adopters rich)

so you really don´t know it yet? you been in this forum since sub $100 prices. you did not understand it back then, that is why you are no early investor. nothing to be ashamed of. but after 6 years and 6000 posts...    i see...

how about:
permissionless, trustless, uncensorable, borderless secure and safe transfer of value.
unconfiscateable, immutable, truly decentralized and safe store of value.

lots of slick buzzphrases and matching graphic elements


I feel like I was just sold a shamwow
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May 15, 2019, 12:39:53 AM

So if we break 8.5k its likely going to 10k?
It's possible but I would like to see first some retracement before going to $10,000 based on previous resistance and support.
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May 15, 2019, 12:40:33 AM

Bitcoin is a store of value.  It is working quite well at that.  The market is deep and liquid

Have a look at the order books. That so called $80 billion alt coin market is illiquid and shallow

Was literally going to log in to say this but you beat me to it Hairy
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Have a look at the order books. That so called $80 billion alt coin market is illiquid and shallow.  

Not shallow enough for them not to account for an equivalent ratio in trading volume - nearly half bitcoin's. Also, bitcoin accounts for only 7% of the transaction count in the top 15 chains alone.

So most of that trading "depth" doesn't even manifest on a blockchain but in a security that inherits its value and trades off-chain. So bitcoin is very much not seeing any use case, at least as far as its design case is concerned. That is one of the reasons an alt market exists.

Meanwhile blockchains exist that no only trade on-chain but also host other markets on chain. Those are use cases that are direct, not "store of value".

Like I say, I'm not knocking bitcoin - I own it. But the maximalist cool-aid is well flat and it's time people realised where their bread is actually buttered IMO.
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What "use case" do you think bitcoin solves out of interest ? (Apart from making coin-grabbing early adopters rich)

so you really don´t know it yet? you been in this forum since sub $100 prices. you did not understand it back then, that is why you are no early investor. nothing to be ashamed of. but after 6 years and 6000 posts...    i see...

how about:
permissionless, trustless, uncensorable, borderless secure and safe transfer of value.
unconfiscateable, immutable, truly decentralized and safe store of value.

lots of slick buzzphrases and matching graphic elements


I feel like I was just sold a shamwow
lol, a shamwow coin is a great idea.  I'd buy one, for the hell of it.

As for the "value" of alt-coins, I believe they serve an important purpose.  They are an incubator for experimental algorithms, like a large and wild ecology of untested possibilities.  Most have failed, but so what, every now and then you'll get a good idea to survive.  And if its good enough it can get absorbed into bitcoin.

Thus, I see the alt-coins as part of a large infrastructure beneath bitcoin.
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I thought it was a joke, Is it real?

Stranger shit has happened.
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May 15, 2019, 01:29:36 AM

stop buying this fuckin and this damn bitcoin and crypto ..
are you crazy??8000 usd per btc !!! Shocked
bitcoin will crash under 2000 very very soon

dont buy guy ..when no one buy they will stop their fake
and cheat pump


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May 15, 2019, 01:30:13 AM

stop buying this fuckin and this damn bitcoin and crypto ..
are you crazy??8000 usd per btc !!! Shocked
bitcoin will crash under 2000 very very soon

dont buy guy ..when no one buy they will stop their fake
and cheat pump


TARD ALERT! Cheesy
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May 15, 2019, 02:02:24 AM

So if we break 8.5k its likely going to 10k?

I think 8.4 is enough.

That said, I think there is a good chance we go 7.6k -> 6.4k first.
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May 15, 2019, 02:16:41 AM

Still nice to see 8000, and no images of boobs either.

Ah well.
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Sorry shitcoin pumpers this next wave is going to be all about the KING BITCOIN ... maybe some stablecoin fun and games.

Bitcoin has sidecoins, Liquid, Lightning and Rootstock (ethereum layer on bitcoin) and others ... it doesn't need this mythical 'forest of shitcoins' full of scammers and charlatans. Shitcoins have been a net detractor from crypto with the amount of pure fraud, confusion and distrust they have fostered in the 'space'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAuCtGJbP8c

... the other problem with shitcoins is they are still new and haven't been through the devastating bear markets bitcoin has suffered through. By riding on the coat tails of bitcoin's recent bull waves so far they have avoided the worst tests ... that sheltered, charmed run for the shitcoin kidz is over.

The institutions are finally figuring it out that it really is all about bitcoin and building trading, exchange, settlement and international transmittance layers on top of Bitcoin. Why wouldn't you choose the most secure network? Proof of stake is an unproven game at this stage and most shitcoins have excessively centralised development and governance structures, do not trust the shitcoins is the resounding message after the numerous ICO debacles.

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May 15, 2019, 02:41:32 AM

Why wouldn't you choose the most secure network?


warrants some emphasis
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So all in all I wouldn't p*ss on the potato patch that you're growing in if I were you. (I also make the same case in reverse to sh*coin maximalists by the way - for the same reasons).

I'm no horticulturist, but isn't urine actually a good fertilizer? Hence, you would want to piss on your potato patch?
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May 15, 2019, 02:56:00 AM

That’s all very good and well.  But the only alt coins that have shown any value to date so far are stable coins.  And even they are quite dubious.  Tether and Dai have shown us that current stable coins are not stable.  They had one job....

Until we have at least one alt coin which has achieved something, I’m afraid your argument has no practical application, and is of theoretical interest only.

I personally cannot believe that tether still exists.
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May 15, 2019, 03:03:15 AM

So all in all I wouldn't p*ss on the potato patch that you're growing in if I were you. (I also make the same case in reverse to sh*coin maximalists by the way - for the same reasons).

I'm no horticulturist, but isn't urine actually a good fertilizer? Hence, you would want to piss on your potato patch?

It depends. Pissing on grass kills it eventually. People's dogs pissing on their lawns can cause chaos.

Shitting on your potato patch is a completely different matter. Hence we get that smell wafting in through train windows while passing a freshly fertilised field.
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