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November 27, 2013, 06:26:56 AM
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Bitcoin vs. Alternatives

Hello, I've recently began to get into buy and selling Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, because of this I don't exactly have a lot of cryptocurrency (currently 0.0001BTC Yeah!). However, while trying to earn as much as I can while I wait for my financial information to clear online exchanges I began to wonder what would make a cryptocurrency become the defacto cryptocurrency, and one thing which bothered me through the process of setting up my accounts and getting Bitcoins came to mind. Speed (with some convenience and safety of course). I figure whoever comes out with the fastest cryptocurrency will more than likely become the defacto cryptocurrency. Am I right in thinking this way or is this wrong to assume. If so why?

(Please keep in mind that I have a limited understanding of the technology of cryptocurrency it is new to me).

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November 27, 2013, 07:15:21 AM
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I believe that faster block times can cause orphaned blocks more easily, i think...  Huh
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November 27, 2013, 07:23:30 AM
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Welcome! Cant help you out, I have very little btc as well Sad
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November 27, 2013, 07:26:39 AM
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try to mine LTC perhaps its much more efficient



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November 27, 2013, 08:50:39 AM
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Yes mining LTC would be a good alternative. I am currently starting looking into that.
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November 27, 2013, 09:05:19 AM
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I've been looking at LTC, haven't bought into it yet but it looks promising. Would it be possible to mine LTC with my crappy integrated GPU?

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November 27, 2013, 09:17:11 AM
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I doubt faster confirmations is any long term advantage, quite oposite. If cryptocurrency has to be more successfull, it needs to process much more transaction, thus bigger blocks. And the faster the confirmations are, the higher orphan %. The only solution for faster confirmations cryptocurrency is not include many transaction in block, but it mean this cryptocurrency cannot be used much

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November 27, 2013, 09:33:28 AM
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At this moment, I would prefer lower fees, and miners include more transactions in a block.
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November 27, 2013, 09:35:37 AM
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is a risk of investing money in altcions, bitcoin has a legitimacy that altcoins don't have yet.
why not just invest time in mining, it's a good possibility.

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November 27, 2013, 09:45:30 AM
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From what I understand there is no point whatsoever in trying to mine BitCoins with a GPU.

Mine LiteCoins or something similar and look to exchange them for BitCoins.
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November 27, 2013, 10:04:27 AM
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Guess I'll be spending some time learning how to mine cryptocurrency.

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November 27, 2013, 10:13:44 AM
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From what I understand there is no point whatsoever in trying to mine BitCoins with a GPU.

Mine LiteCoins or something similar and look to exchange them for BitCoins.

That is true, there are easier coins to mine than LTC aswel, like WDC and DGC.

With their prices soaring, you can make quite a bit more than mining Bitcoin.
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November 27, 2013, 10:19:58 AM
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do the research..

if you have a good computer performance i3/i5/i7 do CPU mining; if you have a good GPU do the GPU mining.If you have good CPU with GPU mine with GPU&CPU

Maybe some less know crypto currency and then exchange them for BTC/LTC

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November 27, 2013, 10:23:53 AM
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do the research..

if you have a good computer performance i3/i5/i7 do CPU mining; if you have a good GPU do the GPU mining.If you have good CPU with GPU mine with GPU&CPU


Yes, but check your electricity prices first. It might be the case you are mining at a loss, so buying might be cheaper
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November 27, 2013, 10:39:19 AM
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do the research..

if you have a good computer performance i3/i5/i7 do CPU mining; if you have a good GPU do the GPU mining.If you have good CPU with GPU mine with GPU&CPU


Yes, but check your electricity prices first. It might be the case you are mining at a loss, so buying might be cheaper

People stopped mining because they where paying more in electric than they got in Bitcoin. If they had the sense to realize Bitcoin would go up in value, they would of made a profit even they they where loosing at the time.
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November 27, 2013, 10:54:33 AM
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I'm pretty sure buying would be the most effective thing to do in my case. My hardware isn't exactly great for heavy processing.

CPU: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz

GPU: Intel GMA 4500M

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November 27, 2013, 11:00:02 AM
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I'm pretty sure buying would be the most effective thing to do in my case. My hardware isn't exactly great for heavy processing.

CPU: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz

GPU: Intel GMA 4500M


Yeah, your right. Mining with that would be pointless, I'm afraid.

You would be better off buying coins.
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November 27, 2013, 12:33:20 PM
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I'm pretty sure buying would be the most effective thing to do in my case. My hardware isn't exactly great for heavy processing.

CPU: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz

GPU: Intel GMA 4500M



Buy coins or better buy some Ghash (contract miner)

Now i have 2Ghash contract and i gort about 0,01BTC per week.
New week a 25Ghash/s contrat will be started (i hope about 0.1BTC per week, depense on a difficulty)

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November 27, 2013, 12:36:24 PM
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What do you pay for these contracts and where? You are free to reply by PM.

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November 27, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
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Bitcoin vs. Alternatives
If you'd like to help me off to a great start in the Bitcoin game
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