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Question: May 18 Bitcoin Closing Price (Stamp):
$0 - 1 (0.7%)
<$5,000 - 7 (4.7%)
$5,000-$5,500 - 2 (1.3%)
$5,500-$6,000 - 0 (0%)
$6,000-$6,500 - 5 (3.3%)
$6,500-$7,000 - 15 (10%)
$7,000-$7,500 - 17 (11.3%)
$7,500-$8,000 - 23 (15.3%)
$8,000-$8,500 - 18 (12%)
$8,500-$9,000 - 15 (10%)
$9,000-$9,500 - 10 (6.7%)
$9,500-$10,000 - 7 (4.7%)
$10,000-$20,000 - 16 (10.7%)
>$20,000 - 14 (9.3%)
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Three drives? Is this the return of silver moon and three sad kittehs?
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January 27, 2018, 06:20:34 PM

By the way, I don't think calling the races of dark skinned people monkies will win many friends either. Knock that on the head my friend. .  

well apparently he won you as one , eh?

It's a good strategy when you have groups of people attempting to act as "white people stalkers" to follow them around and act as parasites on them.  Whites and asians seem to build the best civilizations, while most people regard white women as looking the best.  So the monkeys try to get into the white civilization to displace the white inhabitants and take their stuff + women.  You would need to be a super cuckold to want that to happen, so it seems like a good idea calling them monkeys to let them know they're not wanted to keep them out.  
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January 27, 2018, 06:24:05 PM

But it leaped out to me you missed, probably on purpose, portability and divisibility from your bullet points.

Divisibility:

Why bother discussing divisibility?  It's obvious people have already used physical silver as money in the past.  You know, the stories from your grandparents about going to the movies with a nickel or something.  There is no shortage of granularity when factoring in gold, silver, and copper, so there's no point rehashing an experiment that has already been done.  Both options probably have more granularity than actually needed.

Portability:

I did not bring up portability because crapcoiners like to pretend that in international trade, one country would just accept an infinite amount of bitcoins from another country while they send them ALL of their natural resources and receive imaginary tokens in return.  That's not how international trade works.  They would flat out refuse the bitcoins, so the portability argument is way more complicated when real world goods have to be shipped from both countries no matter what and then bitcoin receives no real advantage in the end.  

Yes, it's faster to dump bitcoins than metals in some other scenarios, but I also do not consider that as being a positive due to things like the Paretto principle.  If all capital eventually congregates in a tiny number of people, which causes the whole capitalist system to collapse, then the facilitation of gigantic capital flights entering and leaving places constantly is going to cause that monopoly board game to come to a conclusion MUCH FASTER, then collapse and have to restart the game by violent revolution again.

Just like the speed of light is needed to act as a governer on the universe, some governers are beneficial in economics to retard globalization, force things more local, and allow local economies to exist at all.  Then you have absolutely retarded scenarios like if bitcoin was the world reserve currency, what if a rogue Chinese employee worked at the treasury of your govt and enters a few keystrokes sending your entire nation's GDP to the Guang Dong province?  What are you going to do?  Get Vitalik to roll back the chain?  The portability (aka facilitation of capital flight to subsidize globalization) is a negative in many ways for economics and security.  Pretty obvious no nation is going to use such a system as their reserve currency either if one person going insane or comitting espionage can just steal your entire treasury with a mouse click.

I don't think anyone is claiming bitcoin is ready for that kind of international settlements yet. But if it grows to that kind of maturity I'm sure there will be safegaurds in place to stop the noob mistake. In the meantime I can travel with an amount of bitcoin much easier than an amount of gold or especially silver, if you talking any sizeable quantity.
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January 27, 2018, 06:29:33 PM

One thing that I haven’t fully understood with BTC price fluctuations I am hoping someone might have some theories on.

So the price of BTC against the dollar seems to fluctuate during these climbs and dips by percentages of quite a large magnitude (sometimes greater than 50%!).
Would it be correct to assume that during its earlier periods it would have been easier to manipulate the price due to the fact that
A: fewer players were in the game and would have owned larger amounts of BTC and
B: the dollar price was lower making it easier to buy larger amounts of BTC.?

Now with further distribution of BTC can we not assume that more people have smaller stashes (BLB aside!)?
Shouldn’t this make larger dumps less frequent?
Also large buys are a lot harder since it would require much larger sums of dollars to move the price up?

Yet we still see massive swings in the price. Can someone tell me why/how?


My explanation for large price fluctuations is that a lot of Bitcoin money is thin-air money. Unlike gold/silver/oil, or "standard" commodities, whose prices are dense due to a lot of buyers willing to buy at or just below market price, there are few buyers at the market price for Bitcoin and other cryptos.

I think I did a calculation that if 1% of all BTCs were sold at once, then that would tank the price by like 10-15%.
You don't see that with very established commodities though (at least I don't think you do).

I could be wrong though.
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January 27, 2018, 06:30:34 PM
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just did put someone on ignore for the first time ever
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just did put someone on ignore for the first time ever

You don't even have to tell who.
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January 27, 2018, 06:36:18 PM

You don't even have to tell who.

Are you trying to claim this statement isn't true?  It's probably the most factually accurate statement ever written:

It's a good strategy when you have groups of people attempting to act as "white people stalkers" to follow them around and act as parasites on them.  Whites and asians seem to build the best civilizations, while most people regard white women as looking the best.  So the monkeys try to get into the white civilization to displace the white inhabitants and take their stuff + women.  You would need to be a super cuckold to want that to happen, so it seems like a good idea calling them monkeys to let them know they're not wanted to keep them out.  
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January 27, 2018, 07:01:40 PM
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You don't even have to tell who.

Are you trying to claim this statement isn't true?  It's probably the most factually accurate statement ever written:

It's a good strategy when you have groups of people attempting to act as "white people stalkers" to follow them around and act as parasites on them.  Whites and asians seem to build the best civilizations, while most people regard white women as looking the best.  So the monkeys try to get into the white civilization to displace the white inhabitants and take their stuff + women.  You would need to be a super cuckold to want that to happen, so it seems like a good idea calling them monkeys to let them know they're not wanted to keep them out.  

Well, it appears in the 17th and 18th centuries, they were more than wanted in the Americas. There was even a market set up to import them into the new colonies for labor. After all, the indigenous people of the Americas didn't fair too well with the new diseases(to them) and/or outright pillage and plunder of their gold/silver, so they were not really a viable labor source at the time. I highly doubt these "immigrants" from Africa had some kind of goal to take the white people's stuff and women. In fact, they were actually part of the white people's "stuff."
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January 27, 2018, 07:07:36 PM

https://medium.com/@bitfinexed/bitfinex-fails-to-perform-promised-audits-instead-they-have-a-shareholder-tell-everyone-its-all-965ae7037b5d
https://twitter.com/tetherprinter

This is bad.. I was really hoping they'd let an audit happen to prove their books were good.
As each day passes i really think they cooked their books using Tether.
Rather than mandating KYC maybe the govt should mandate audits on the exchanges.

My thoughts exactly. It was my main crypto-hope recently that they could successfully withstand an audit. But I've always been skeptical about it. I am afraid bitfinex with its tether business and other malpratices is due to cause serious trouble soon.
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January 27, 2018, 07:08:19 PM

The myopic diatribe that comes from the minds of some of these children bugs me.


OT

Bids are still growing while asks have remained relatively stable. Someone wave to Bob as we go by please...

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January 27, 2018, 07:10:18 PM


Why does reading this thread today make me think of Hannah Arendt at the Eichmann trial?

I mean, if Eichman would have also been boastful and a goldbug, in addition to being an anti-semitic psychopath.
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Bids are still growing while asks have remained relatively stable. Someone wave to Bob as we go by please...
Worried about cowboys chasing you?  Tongue
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The myopic diatribe that comes from the minds of some of these children bugs me.


OT

Bids are still growing while asks have remained relatively stable. Someone wave to Bob as we go by please...


Worried about cowboys chasing you?  Tongue

I for one hope we can all wave to Bob soon. He seems too stressed for someone on the brink of early retirement with a bag full of BTC. The man deserves some relaxation.  Grin
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I for one hope we can all wave to Bob soon. He seems too stressed for someone on the brink of early retirement with a bag full of BTC. The man deserves some relaxation.  Grin
He does. And I think he will be all right very soon.
But I was slightly and nastily suggesting that Toxic might have a problem with the "some relaxation" issue while Bob's on horseback and his bf is away ;-)
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By the way, I don't think calling the races of dark skinned people monkies will win many friends either. Knock that on the head my friend. .  

well apparently he won you as one , eh?

Implying I share the same attitude?

Huh?

Confusing because I didn't write </sarc> ?

Or maybe I really think black people are like monkies and was giving a subtle hint?

Or you just a bit too pedantic?

Such a minefield


no worries dude.
probably should've ended my post with   Wink .
my bad

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@mfort312   extrapolating those doubling floor dates and time periods could be quite interesting.  Instead of 90 what would 183(or any of the other previous numbers)days look like. Looking the exact dates is probably also worth investigation.

Well a quick slice and dice aligned by calendar year might reveal some trends. But I doubt calendar numerology will get you too far.

With the exception of 2014, every year ended higher than it started. The lowest prices of the year were in Jan/Feb and highest in Dec, but this has already been pointed out.

2014 is the only year that ended lower than it started. This was following 2013 which achieved three doubling floors prior to Mt Gox rise and fall.

2017 achieved four doublings floors if $10k holds... Let's hope 2018 doesn't follow 2014's trend!



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Bids are still growing while asks have remained relatively stable. Someone wave to Bob as we go by please...
Worried about cowboys chasing you?  Tongue

Wouldnt you be?  I mean ffs..the man said no lube.

I for one hope we can all wave to Bob soon. He seems too stressed for someone on the brink of early retirement with a bag full of BTC. The man deserves some relaxation.  Grin
He does. And I think he will be all right very soon.
But I was slightly and nastily suggesting that Toxic might have a problem with the "some relaxation" issue while Bob's on horseback and his bf is away ;-)

Zero problem. He is generous enough to share what he is experiencing with all of us. I think that is wonderful. Lol..Bob and I both know that I only wish the best for him. I take shots at him for probably the opposite of what you think. Because he is one of the best here able to take such repartee.
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Worried about cowboys chasing you?  Tongue

Wouldnt you be?  I mean ffs..the man said no lube.



right?  and frankly, he looks terrifying in those chaps
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It appears we are seeing some nice sidewaysish-upish action over the last 24 hours or so.

Gut check says this is a nice coiling going on right now. Hoping to make another move by Monday/Tues at this rate, ahead of a Wednesday meeting with my financial people, to sign paperwork getting the retirement plan started, ahead of schedule.

I'm starting to wrestle with introspective issues now, like, "How do I break it to my employer that I'm leaving, without nuking bridges ?"

Social politics suck.

I love you guys (no homo).

Thanks for being so chill and playfully understanding while I share and "struggle" with these first world problems on the WO thread.

Looking forward to many more years of posts about watching Bitcoin reach astronomical valuations, while aiming to run a "well respected and secured" LN node, and seeing how that works out for increasing my Bitcoin holdings into the future. I thought about naming it something obvious like "BobLawblawsHouseOfPants", but figure that's just asking for trouble.

May just try the whole daytarding thing.

Haven't decided between settling in the outskirts of Houston or Dallas, but looking towards Texas for their tax laws, cost of living, weather, lifestyle, and travel-hubs.

Driving 911's in the snow is just uncivilized.
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