I was about to start a thread here in the Noob section to get more traffic going to bitponzi, and I saw this thread.
I assure you that if you really don't want to lose money on bitponzi, you don't lose money.
It is possible to earn bitcoins in a risk-free way at considerable ROIs*. In fact, if you're willing to tolerate minimal risk, you can have about 3 bitcoins a day, which is a good way to get a newbie started with some bitcoins**. I've earned about 23BTC on bitponzi and for you to call them a scam is just misleading and dishonest.
*I'm sure Bernie Madoff has used the exact same phrase at some point or another.
**A pyramid scheme (Can't even name your scams properly!) relies on an influx of new investors to pay off the old investors, and in fact says so in the 'rules.' Advertising bitponzi as FREE MONEY is a great way to reel them in.
3 BTC a day? What is that, 12-18 dollars? AMAZING.
And where did your 23 bitcoins come from, I wonder? Other 'investors' that lost that round of gambling? Or does everyone actually win, and bitponzi is just giving away bitcoins? Sounds like a great business plan.
Gambling is a voluntary tax on people that are bad at statistics. Or in bitponzi's case, history.
Risk-free meaning that you will either be paid a higher amount because another person lost their money or you will keep your bitcoins. Essentially, you are making money off gamblers, while they can gamble. What's wrong?
Yes, my bitcoins did come from other gamblers. This is an opportunity for any person to become a game operator, basically. Doesn't a casino's money come from gamblers? These gamblers voluntarily participate in Ponzis, so why is it a scam? It's only a scam if they don't know that there is risk.
3 BTC is 12-18 dollars, yes. What's your problem? Some people aren't willing to put their real money in yet and just want to play around. 3 BTC per day is also way faster than mining-- it's the equivalent of 6 GH/s or so. Why do people mine if they can do this?