Bitcoin Forum
September 19, 2021, 05:25:16 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 22.0 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Poll
Question: Is the Bitcoin protocol's privacy "good enough"?
Yes - 15 (32.6%)
No - 14 (30.4%)
Not yet, but it will be after the taproot upgrade - 17 (37%)
Total Voters: 46

Pages: « 1 ... 28641 28642 28643 28644 28645 28646 28647 28648 28649 28650 28651 28652 28653 28654 28655 28656 28657 28658 28659 28660 28661 28662 28663 28664 28665 28666 28667 28668 28669 28670 28671 28672 28673 28674 28675 28676 28677 28678 28679 28680 28681 28682 28683 28684 28685 28686 28687 28688 28689 28690 [28691] 28692 28693 28694 28695 28696 28697 28698 28699 28700 28701 28702 28703 28704 28705 28706 28707 28708 28709 28710 28711 28712 28713 28714 28715 28716 28717 28718 28719 28720 28721 28722 28723 28724 28725 28726 28727 28728 28729 28730 28731 28732 28733 28734 28735 28736 28737 28738 28739 28740 28741 ... 29525 »
  Print  
Author Topic: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion  (Read 25438184 times)
This is a self-moderated topic. If you do not want to be moderated by the person who started this topic, create a new topic. (157 posts by 13+ users deleted.)
LFC_Bitcoin
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 2562
Merit: 5233


One of the world's leading Bitcoin-powered casinos


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 01:20:49 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

Getting pretty tired of this Bitcoin going essentially sideways for weeks on end while all the other shitcoins go up for no apparent reason. I mean shit look at all the large investors and institutions rushing out there to buy binance coin, what a stampede. /sarc

Waiting is the hardest part.

 

Feeling impatient & bored myself. I have a sell strategy which to sell X amount of bitcoin every $2,500 price rise, all the way up to $200,000. I’ve only sold 6 bitcoin in this bull run so far (up to the ATH).

Much more exciting times to come in 2021 but I am bored too.

Much smarter people than me think we’ll be bouncing around in a sideways trading range between $50,000 & $75,000 until the end of summer so more patience required unfortunately.

Moon confirmed Q4 of 2021 though.
1632072316
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1632072316

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1632072316
Reply with quote  #2

1632072316
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Torque
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2618
Merit: 2486



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 01:26:20 PM



Bait-n-switch right on cue, just like 2017 all over again.
somac.
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1446
Merit: 611

Never selling, even for massive profits.


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 01:32:57 PM

Getting pretty tired of this Bitcoin going essentially sideways for weeks on end while all the other shitcoins go up for no apparent reason. I mean shit look at all the large investors and institutions rushing out there to buy binance coin, what a stampede. /sarc

Waiting is the hardest part.

 

Feeling impatient & bored myself. I have a sell strategy which to sell X amount of bitcoin every $2,500 price rise, all the way up to $200,000. I’ve only sold 6 bitcoin in this bull run so far (up to the ATH).

Much more exciting times to come in 2021 but I am bored too.

Much smarter people than me think we’ll be bouncing around in a sideways trading range between $50,000 & $75,000 until the end of summer so more patience required unfortunately.

Moon confirmed Q4 of 2021 though.

I guess if we moon after the summer it is all worth it, but the waiting sucks.

It really reminds me of 2013. Big move, lots of excitement, pause for 6 months and lots of excitement again. The pause didn't seem to suck as much back then though, probably because I wasn't checking the charts constantly I guess. I really need to stop doing that, just check once a day or something.
somac.
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1446
Merit: 611

Never selling, even for massive profits.


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 01:35:06 PM



Bait-n-switch right on cue, just like 2017 all over again.

Yep, I'm seeing the same shit. Irritating.
Paashaas
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2800
Merit: 2501



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:01:00 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

PlanB made it to Forbes with his 'remarkably accurate' price prediction model.

JimboToronto
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3038
Merit: 2486


You're never too old to be young.


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:03:03 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

Good morning Bitcoinland.

Still trucking along sideways in the mid $5xxxx range... currently $53807USD/$66100CAD (Bitcoinaverage).

We need a couple of good days to finish April in the green. We haven't had a red month since last summer.

Remember how many people thought April was going to be a breakout month? We're lucky it's almost sideways.

No more haikus here
For more than twenty pages
Where has the love gone?


Of course no haikus...
It's the middle of the week.
Save them for Sundays.
BitcoinBunny
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 504
Merit: 370



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:13:42 PM

We need a couple of good days to finish April in the green. We haven't had a red month since last summer.

Remember how many people thought April was going to be a breakout month? We're lucky it's almost sideways.

The shouty loud mouthed crypto YouTubers are now saying breakout will definitely happen tomorrow.  Roll Eyes

Meh.
Elwar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3542
Merit: 2297


Viva Ut Vivas


View Profile WWW
April 29, 2021, 02:14:34 PM

Taxes are kind of a price to pay to live in a civilized society.

If civilisation is built upon involuntary extortion...it's not really civilised is it?

Indeed! In fact this extortion for services should be removed. The first place of course is the grocery store: People should be allowed to take what they wish and pay whatever they believe is "fair".

That's kind of where your argument is going and it's not a good place. But truth be told that sort of "voluntary cooperation" was requested of people in 2020 and oddly enough a significant number chose to be "free riders" with respect to using cloth masks. So it don't work.

End of line. :-)

Asking people to voluntarily stop watching the TV doesn't work. You're right about the "free riders" ruining everyone else's life by not cooperating.
cAPSLOCK
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 3038
Merit: 2798


Volcano Corn!


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:19:06 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1), AlcoHoDL (1)

...
Generated BIP39 Mnemonic 24 words.

I wish to store these words on a 2 of 3 paper backup and hide them.
It seemed a simple task.

So scouring through a book for these 24 words and assigning each a 5 digit code based on page number line number and position of word within the line. Then noting these down pencil on paper and hiding them would probably be meaningless to the finder.
I may just use the 24 words plus 1 method for extra security and commit this to pencil and paper in addition to being in my head.


Bro, dude, ... metal wallet. or engrave in stone. or something along those lines.

Take a look here: https://jlopp.github.io/metal-bitcoin-storage-reviews/

Or DIY it from some stainless steel flat plate. Stamp. Etch. Up to you. I'm going to try etching.



thanks for that, I did look into steel letter sets designed for the job.

Currently pencil on acid free paper. (Whereas in the past it would have been acid on blotting paper)

but not any good in a fire

I thought of etching copper with ferric chloride but steel has a 700F higher melting point and much harder and Ive got lots of scrap pieces lying around.
Maybe weld it face side inwards to shed doors to hide content.
project for a wet day.

To lose bitcoin when it was $300 would have caused sickness in pit of stomach.
But at current prices, the stuff of heart attacks.






A few thoughts.

First of all bitcoin security, especially in the "self-sovereignty" realm is still a VERY unsolved problem. Even current "best practices" are not agreed upon, and many solutions will bring us right back to the original problem.  For example, a BIP39 passphrase...  Obviously these SHOULD be used.  But then, how do you secure THEM?  

Doing this right is a balance of security and simplicity.  If we try to do it in a way that is overly convoluted, or requires a very good memory, or would be difficult to communicate to another trusted human, we are increasing the possibility of a "foot gun".  When I have thought through these I have tried to come up with schemes where I would combine a set of keys for multi-sig with decoy amounts in the wallets associated with the single keys, along with BIP39 passphrases, AND the use of exotic derivation paths.  I began to realize that if I over-engineer the method in the name of "security" I am increasing the chances that I can make a mistake, or simply forget one of the things I did.

So balancing simplicity with security is important I think.

As to seed backups.  I think the above stainless steel sheet is a great one.  I am also a big fan of the stainless steel washers on a nut and bolt method, and have made several of these myself.  I even designed and built a 3d printed stamping jig.  I like that these are very compact and durable.  There are lots of great hiding places for them etc...
https://blog.lopp.net/metal-bitcoin-seed-storage-stress-test-iv/


Ultimately, I am also coming to the conclusion that trust minimized services with third parties may be one of the best solutions currently.  Lopp's Casa, or Unchained capital are good examples.  These are multisig schemes that use the third party as a security net.

And unfortunately, for some (most probably) users a bitcoin bank may be the safest solution even taking the counterparty risk into account.  Leaving your bitcoin on an exchange, or in your CashApp wallet is rightly frowned upon by we OG elite... but until we have better trust minimized options it still might be best for the masses.
Elwar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3542
Merit: 2297


Viva Ut Vivas


View Profile WWW
April 29, 2021, 02:19:59 PM


I'm sure you, from all of the people, know that there's no perfect solution, and everything comes with its own tradeoffs and caveats. A tax free heaven that looks perfect on paper, can be a real shithole due to a ton of other problems. Does it really matter if you don't have to pay any income taxes, but now you have to "grease the wheels" of everyone who has a bigger gun then you do? And are a bunch of people putting a claim on all of the resources of the country is not just another form of taxation?


I voluntarily pay my Bitcoin private fees to use their service.

I do not expect ETH users to pay Bitcoin fees to use their service.

It's....voluntary....aint that great?

I don't believe in panaceas, systems are so complex that if someone points at one gear and claims it to be the root of all evil, most likely is trying to sell you something.
You must realize that not everyone is going to sit around bonfire and sing Kumbaya without gov taxes? Sure you take a publicly available unbiased decentralized open algorithm as an example, but what about regional monopolies? Or you're saying that all i'd have to do is get bigger guns and buy up roads/properties surrounding your house and then i can charge you whatever extortion fees for use? Or get together with a couple of friends to box you in or buy up local ISP/water/power plant? Of course if you don't like that you always have an option to move to another place or build your own ISP/water/power plant or get bigger guns and wrestle it away from me. Monopolies and oligopolies would be rampant a lot of people would be trying to corner the market. I think claiming that there are no downsides to any changes and everyone only stands to benefit is naïve/misleading. Did you keep count how many bribes you had to pay during your endeavors, doubt those people accepting bribes decide to start a Mars program one day to help humanity.

Anyone who uses Bitcoin should understand consensus. If it is consensus to use systems such as decentralised justice systems then those will be used instead of involuntary extortion schemes.

I would hope that people that by now, with Bitcoin having proven that a voluntary system is possible, that people would accept that such a system can be used for more than just money right?

It's completely lazy thinking to rely on extortion to pay for things. It's time to re-think that little piece of our "civilised society". It is like defending slavery as people are just finally realising that hey, maybe this is the wrong way of getting our food...maybe we can do better.

You are defending extortion...just remember that.

Hope you're right, but the effectiveness of such ideas first need to be demonstrated and proven as working in real world on smaller countries/economies. Don't see it happening in US first, as in hey everyone lets just get rid of IRS and try out this idea which works on paper.

I agree, most libertarians come at the problem from the perspective of making it happen where they live. It does need to be proven at the small scale first (outside of historical proof such as Iceland for 400 years). I think the Blockchain city ( https://www.blockchains.com/ ) can give a good start if it can get people to move there to start testing things out.
OutOfMemory
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588
Merit: 911


IIRC


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:30:20 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

We need a couple of good days to finish April in the green. We haven't had a red month since last summer.

Remember how many people thought April was going to be a breakout month? We're lucky it's almost sideways.

The shouty loud mouthed crypto YouTubers are now saying breakout will definitely happen tomorrow.  Roll Eyes

Meh.


They see an inverted H&S. It looks like it's forming on lower timeframes, but we already know that BTC does that in that kind of range too.
So if the narrative plays out, they might be right.
I also see Alts going strong, but i asked myself already how long the rise will hold up. Some coins almost doubled in $ value, also in BTC value, because the king still moving sideways. We already know what might be next: Alt gains flip over to BTC, liquidating leveraged longs, sending alts into a "correction" (which might last until Q1/2022). Just my 2c

EDIT: The other way would be a revisit of $40k territory, with alts doubling up once again. But this would be more like 2013 again, so it's basically 2017 vs 2013 repeated.
philipma1957
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3150
Merit: 3629



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:33:44 PM

We need a couple of good days to finish April in the green. We haven't had a red month since last summer.

Remember how many people thought April was going to be a breakout month? We're lucky it's almost sideways.

The shouty loud mouthed crypto YouTubers are now saying breakout will definitely happen tomorrow.  Roll Eyes

Meh.


Well of course it will since we will be 70k for sure on May 1🙂
OutOfMemory
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588
Merit: 911


IIRC


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 02:40:03 PM

Oh, i just read about futures expiring tomorrow.
Not unusual that the market is on hold (because we already had the dip because of the options). Usually BTC is rising shortly after futures are cleared.
Richy_T
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1596
Merit: 1306


1RichyTrEwPYjZSeAYxeiFBNnKC9UjC5k


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 03:04:18 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

Doing this right is a balance of security and simplicity.  If we try to do it in a way that is overly convoluted, or requires a very good memory, or would be difficult to communicate to another trusted human, we are increasing the possibility of a "foot gun".  When I have thought through these I have tried to come up with schemes where I would combine a set of keys for multi-sig with decoy amounts in the wallets associated with the single keys, along with BIP39 passphrases, AND the use of exotic derivation paths.  I began to realize that if I over-engineer the method in the name of "security" I am increasing the chances that I can make a mistake, or simply forget one of the things I did.

The great thing about Bitcoin is that (unless you do it wrong), you start from a position of unimpeachable security. A random 256 bit number (or series of such) completely unknown to anyone else. It's true that management of that poses some difficulties but solutions tend to be problematic only in that they have reduced security compared to the maximum security bitcoin provides and not in comparison to more traditional options for wealth storage (which look pretty poor in comparison).

And unfortunately, for some (most probably) users a bitcoin bank may be the safest solution even taking the counterparty risk into account.  Leaving your bitcoin on an exchange, or in your CashApp wallet is rightly frowned upon by we OG elite... but until we have better trust minimized options it still might be best for the masses.

I wouldn't really agree. That's kinda throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It may just require more sophisticated key management techniques and for people to become more aware of their availability. Your bank and another party might participate in an m of n arrangement, for example. (Though bviously, you are sacrificing some security there, it's still better than trusting someone else with all your funds). The major thing is education though. Of the people I gave Bitcoin to in the past, none of them took notice of my warning to take backups of their wallets.
hv_
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2030
Merit: 1049

Clean Code and Scale


View Profile WWW
April 29, 2021, 03:12:44 PM


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-regulation-ransomware-exclusi-idINKBN2CF2UM

coming sth
macson
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 238
Merit: 33

məˈnɛroʊ


View Profile WWW
April 29, 2021, 03:22:44 PM
Merited by JayJuanGee (1)

boom....🚀$100k

Quote
The largest ecommerce and payments ecosystem in Latin America, MercadoLibre, now accepts #bitcoin for their real estate marketplace.
https://twitter.com/DocumentingBTC/status/1387746160245448707
onecall123
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1092
Merit: 277



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 03:25:16 PM

Bitcoin dominance is down to 48% then what's next?
BitcoinBunny
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 504
Merit: 370



View Profile
April 29, 2021, 03:28:27 PM


Switching to a Mac is any easy enough solution for the average person worried about ransomware.

In contrast $10 of millions have been lost for years and years via tech / IRS scams, yet those bastard Indian scammers can still phone me and ask for a gift card.
Nothing has been done about that. Probably had about 20-25 calls just in the last year to a private / withheld house line number. Amazon Prime scams mostly.
Wekkel
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2940
Merit: 1474


yes


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 03:33:03 PM

Bitcoin dominance is down to 48% then what's next?

I see ETHBTC going up and up. The degens are at it again.
El duderino_
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1540
Merit: 6493


ATH enthousiast, currently McDonalds enthousiast.


View Profile
April 29, 2021, 03:50:55 PM
Merited by friends1980 (1)

Pages: « 1 ... 28641 28642 28643 28644 28645 28646 28647 28648 28649 28650 28651 28652 28653 28654 28655 28656 28657 28658 28659 28660 28661 28662 28663 28664 28665 28666 28667 28668 28669 28670 28671 28672 28673 28674 28675 28676 28677 28678 28679 28680 28681 28682 28683 28684 28685 28686 28687 28688 28689 28690 [28691] 28692 28693 28694 28695 28696 28697 28698 28699 28700 28701 28702 28703 28704 28705 28706 28707 28708 28709 28710 28711 28712 28713 28714 28715 28716 28717 28718 28719 28720 28721 28722 28723 28724 28725 28726 28727 28728 28729 28730 28731 28732 28733 28734 28735 28736 28737 28738 28739 28740 28741 ... 29525 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!