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October 05, 2011, 08:45:13 PM
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I still say its an issue because there is no work being done by those problem hoarders. The bitcoin equation right now is that the poor do the work for the rich...and that just holds bitcoin down. If Satoshi exists and has that many coins, or anyone with that many, should be spending those coins on infrastructure that gives bitcoins an economy. They would have less coins, but likely be worth more....but they dont care. Thats quite apparent from their lack of action over bitcoin's decline.

If you don't like it, don't use Bitcoin.

Umm...yeah...that shoud be easy considering the ways I would like to use bitcoin dont exist.
No need to mention that if I dont like "X", I should just get rich or control the world. BTW, thanks for letting me know all about bitcoin2cash and I have a feeling you will be seeing your quote again.


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October 05, 2011, 09:11:58 PM
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BTW, thanks for letting me know all about bitcoin2cash and I have a feeling you will be seeing your quote again.

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October 05, 2011, 09:13:21 PM
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Seriously though, there's absolutely no way you can back up this statement - you don't know what Satoshi or any other "hoarder" does for Bitcoin.
The more BTC one has, the higher his/her incentive to help Bitcoin succeed. Apart from this natural tendency there's nothing you can do really to force people to contribute or determine what they have to do with their money.

If they were spending coins, I would speculate the USD price per bitcoin would be much lower and not have risen as high. Whats not a speculation I believe is that they would be out of hoarding coins by now if they were in fact spending, therefore I win the argument either way Tongue

The other part bitcoin2cash summed up...if you dont like it, leave bitcoin....hey thankfully, he didnt mention if you dont like it, kill someone and their whole family and anyone they know Shocked
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October 05, 2011, 09:19:15 PM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

Calls out people for hoarding bitcoins, then suggests people hoard fiat currency....

Also, have a look at the Time Value of Money as to why interest rates are charged (What else could a bank/individual be doing with that money if they didn't loan it to you and what kind of return could they be getting investing in a business, making widgets, etc.) As a person or bank, why would I loan you money on the hope that I someday get back only the amount I loaned you? One of the complaints of our economy currently is small businesses can't get loans to raise inventory, invest in PP+E, etc, why would you take away the ability for all of these people to get loans? Loans, interest and debt are not bad things if used correctly and are a necessary tool of business.
Interest has been around since the earliest ideas of money and even in most usury systems it was only frowned upon to charge interest to members of the same ethnic group you belonged to, and in Islamic laws instead of charging interest they engage in profit sharing, joint ventures and cost plus...a rose by any other name.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_value_of_money/

Also, in your example that's 12.5 years of savings to get a house assuming that in your system there is no interest to be had by saving that amount of money. So now they've had to wait for 12.5 years before buying the house (where did they live for those 12.5 years and did it cost them anything?) and even though interest might not exist in your system, would the home value have appreciated even slightly?
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October 05, 2011, 10:18:24 PM
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Seriously though, there's absolutely no way you can back up this statement - you don't know what Satoshi or any other "hoarder" does for Bitcoin.
The more BTC one has, the higher his/her incentive to help Bitcoin succeed. Apart from this natural tendency there's nothing you can do really to force people to contribute or determine what they have to do with their money.

If they were spending coins, I would speculate the USD price per bitcoin would be much lower and not have risen as high. Whats not a speculation I believe is that they would be out of hoarding coins by now if they were in fact spending, therefore I win the argument either way Tongue
Speculations and beliefs are not sufficient to win an argument but that's not the point. Fact is, that you don't know who owns how many Bitcoins and what he/she has or has not contributed to Bitcoin.

I'm honestly not even sure what you want - if somebody has mined a couple thousand BTC, stashed them away for long-term savings and now regularly buys some BTC to spend them within the Bitcoin-economy he is an evil hoarder? Does it matter if he saved the BTC in order to send his kids to college in a few years or to be able to afford treatment should he ever get sick? Is such saving only allowed in USD or real-estate by your thinking?

Anybody holding BTC long-term and not selling them for something less volatile is a believer in Bitcoin, as it might very well be that they lose all their value. If you don't believe in Bitcoin that's fine, but please don't complain about those who do.
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October 05, 2011, 11:19:13 PM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

Calls out people for hoarding bitcoins, then suggests people hoard fiat currency....

Also, have a look at the Time Value of Money as to why interest rates are charged (What else could a bank/individual be doing with that money if they didn't loan it to you and what kind of return could they be getting investing in a business, making widgets, etc.) As a person or bank, why would I loan you money on the hope that I someday get back only the amount I loaned you? One of the complaints of our economy currently is small businesses can't get loans to raise inventory, invest in PP+E, etc, why would you take away the ability for all of these people to get loans? Loans, interest and debt are not bad things if used correctly and are a necessary tool of business.
Interest has been around since the earliest ideas of money and even in most usury systems it was only frowned upon to charge interest to members of the same ethnic group you belonged to, and in Islamic laws instead of charging interest they engage in profit sharing, joint ventures and cost plus...a rose by any other name.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_value_of_money/

Also, in your example that's 12.5 years of savings to get a house assuming that in your system there is no interest to be had by saving that amount of money. So now they've had to wait for 12.5 years before buying the house (where did they live for those 12.5 years and did it cost them anything?) and even though interest might not exist in your system, would the home value have appreciated even slightly?

you make some very valid points. but if the small businesses cant get loans now, why would it matter anyway?

and in my example, the numbers were high for a first time home buyer. first time home buyers would not need a 165k house. you could live at home with your parents, or a cheap apartment. if you cant afford to save for the house, you cant afford it anyway.

and i do agree that some loans are beneficial. but if it will take you more than 2x the money and time to pay it back, i see it difficult to justify.

another example

you net 50000 a year yourself
the max you really should spend on housing is 30% i do believe.
30% of 50000 is 15000 or 1250 a month.
in my area you can easily get an apartment in a good area for 1000 a month, or even 700 and be "living fat".
if you don't squander the rest of your income you should have 750-1000 a month to save for a house, spending no more than around 1700-2000 a month on any housing

once you figure in housing you pay for while saving, sure its a worse situation, but its definitely doable.

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October 05, 2011, 11:34:54 PM
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Speculations and beliefs are not sufficient to win an argument but that's not the point. Fact is, that you don't know who owns how many Bitcoins and what he/she has or has not contributed to Bitcoin.

I'm honestly not even sure what you want - if somebody has mined a couple thousand BTC, stashed them away for long-term savings and now regularly buys some BTC to spend them within the Bitcoin-economy he is an evil hoarder? Does it matter if he saved the BTC in order to send his kids to college in a few years or to be able to afford treatment should he ever get sick? Is such saving only allowed in USD or real-estate by your thinking?

Anybody holding BTC long-term and not selling them for something less volatile is a believer in Bitcoin, as it might very well be that they lose all their value. If you don't believe in Bitcoin that's fine, but please don't complain about those who do.

I dont think savings is hoarding. I think savings is really lending or investment.
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October 07, 2011, 12:51:33 PM
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I dont think savings is hoarding. I think savings is really lending or investment.

Do you realize that when people hoard BTC, eventually the market figures it out and everyone else's BTC becomes a little more valuable? That's kind of like a massive decentralized loan.
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October 07, 2011, 01:22:08 PM
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Bitcoin is like Gold - someone has to own it. That someone is called a 'hoarder'.

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October 07, 2011, 03:25:29 PM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

We have moderately high inflation built into the system to prevent hoarding.
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October 07, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

Calls out people for hoarding bitcoins, then suggests people hoard fiat currency....

Also, have a look at the Time Value of Money as to why interest rates are charged (What else could a bank/individual be doing with that money if they didn't loan it to you and what kind of return could they be getting investing in a business, making widgets, etc.) As a person or bank, why would I loan you money on the hope that I someday get back only the amount I loaned you? One of the complaints of our economy currently is small businesses can't get loans to raise inventory, invest in PP+E, etc, why would you take away the ability for all of these people to get loans? Loans, interest and debt are not bad things if used correctly and are a necessary tool of business.
Interest has been around since the earliest ideas of money and even in most usury systems it was only frowned upon to charge interest to members of the same ethnic group you belonged to, and in Islamic laws instead of charging interest they engage in profit sharing, joint ventures and cost plus...a rose by any other name.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_value_of_money/

Also, in your example that's 12.5 years of savings to get a house assuming that in your system there is no interest to be had by saving that amount of money. So now they've had to wait for 12.5 years before buying the house (where did they live for those 12.5 years and did it cost them anything?) and even though interest might not exist in your system, would the home value have appreciated even slightly?

you make some very valid points. but if the small businesses cant get loans now, why would it matter anyway?

and in my example, the numbers were high for a first time home buyer. first time home buyers would not need a 165k house. you could live at home with your parents, or a cheap apartment. if you cant afford to save for the house, you cant afford it anyway.

and i do agree that some loans are beneficial. but if it will take you more than 2x the money and time to pay it back, i see it difficult to justify.

another example

you net 50000 a year yourself
the max you really should spend on housing is 30% i do believe.
30% of 50000 is 15000 or 1250 a month.
in my area you can easily get an apartment in a good area for 1000 a month, or even 700 and be "living fat".
if you don't squander the rest of your income you should have 750-1000 a month to save for a house, spending no more than around 1700-2000 a month on any housing

once you figure in housing you pay for while saving, sure its a worse situation, but its definitely doable.

You missed the point.

The point is, you're saying that people who save money should be punished, and then describing scenarios where someone might save money as a good thing. You seem to be terribly confused.

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October 08, 2011, 08:14:00 AM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

Calls out people for hoarding bitcoins, then suggests people hoard fiat currency....

Also, have a look at the Time Value of Money as to why interest rates are charged (What else could a bank/individual be doing with that money if they didn't loan it to you and what kind of return could they be getting investing in a business, making widgets, etc.) As a person or bank, why would I loan you money on the hope that I someday get back only the amount I loaned you? One of the complaints of our economy currently is small businesses can't get loans to raise inventory, invest in PP+E, etc, why would you take away the ability for all of these people to get loans? Loans, interest and debt are not bad things if used correctly and are a necessary tool of business.
Interest has been around since the earliest ideas of money and even in most usury systems it was only frowned upon to charge interest to members of the same ethnic group you belonged to, and in Islamic laws instead of charging interest they engage in profit sharing, joint ventures and cost plus...a rose by any other name.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_value_of_money/

Also, in your example that's 12.5 years of savings to get a house assuming that in your system there is no interest to be had by saving that amount of money. So now they've had to wait for 12.5 years before buying the house (where did they live for those 12.5 years and did it cost them anything?) and even though interest might not exist in your system, would the home value have appreciated even slightly?

you make some very valid points. but if the small businesses cant get loans now, why would it matter anyway?

and in my example, the numbers were high for a first time home buyer. first time home buyers would not need a 165k house. you could live at home with your parents, or a cheap apartment. if you cant afford to save for the house, you cant afford it anyway.

and i do agree that some loans are beneficial. but if it will take you more than 2x the money and time to pay it back, i see it difficult to justify.

another example

you net 50000 a year yourself
the max you really should spend on housing is 30% i do believe.
30% of 50000 is 15000 or 1250 a month.
in my area you can easily get an apartment in a good area for 1000 a month, or even 700 and be "living fat".
if you don't squander the rest of your income you should have 750-1000 a month to save for a house, spending no more than around 1700-2000 a month on any housing

once you figure in housing you pay for while saving, sure its a worse situation, but its definitely doable.

You missed the point.

The point is, you're saying that people who save money should be punished, and then describing scenarios where someone might save money as a good thing. You seem to be terribly confused.

its bad when you hold like 10% of an entire currency when you obtained it for literally pennies on the dollar, probably way less

and that fact alone, among many others is why i would never invest any real sums money into bitcoin.

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October 08, 2011, 09:25:02 AM
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yet another reason why we need a new system that punishes people that hoard.

i firmly believe that you should not be able to make money simply by having money, it just does not make sense to me. and others think the same, the Christians thought it was usury and the Islam people do too. i think it is a broken system, and needs to be stopped inside the currency its self. although i don't know how loaning would work. but i always go by the principal of save instead of get credit for it. for a rough example

take a 165k house for 360 months loan or 30 years at 7% interest. you would pay about 1100 a month. however if you took that 1100 a month and stashed it away every month for 150 months, you could buy that house right up front, and not give any money to the banks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

+1 if you think about it making money with money is insane and frankly an insult to everyone who has to work for money.... working for money should be the only way to "make" money.
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