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February 25, 2014, 12:55:21 AM
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I missed dips in the market because of research, because of security, because of documentation, and because of bad timing, but NOW when I think I have all of my ducks in a row just when I'm about to pull the trigger (on some $515. btc)  Coinbase says:

'sorry, we're sold out'


What??   It's 4pm on a Monday, get to transferring some coin from safe 'B' to safe 'A'.



Dagnamit!



 

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February 25, 2014, 12:59:22 AM
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I missed dips in the market because of research, because of security, because of documentation, and because of bad timing, but NOW when I think I have all of my ducks in a row just when I'm about to pull the trigger (on some $515. btc)  Coinbase says:

'sorry, we're sold out'


What??   It's 4pm on a Monday, get to transferring some coin from safe 'B' to safe 'A'.

Dagnamit!

Cool!  I just took their last 50 - I guess! 


oh, rub it in  ...


what price were you able to get them at?
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February 25, 2014, 01:04:38 AM
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Wow! I didn't even realise that was a thing that could happen!
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February 25, 2014, 01:12:18 AM
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They're back up again...
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February 25, 2014, 01:23:48 AM
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They're back up again...


Thanks for that, I missed the $515 but was able to get $517 so I'm pleased, thanks again. 

I'm trying to grab up some bits here and there as it goes down hoping to see it break under $500.


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February 25, 2014, 01:44:16 AM
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Wow! I didn't even realise that was a thing that could happen!

Like McDonals they have a really good idea of what to expect, in terms of trades each day, so they try to keep those coins online for that, and when traffic gets heavy flags start to wave to announce an unplanned buying pattern.   Once those flags start to fly mgmt gets more coin so that they could take care of the new unexpected traffic. 

As the ceo of coinbase explains, most of the coins are held off line, some locally, some not so local but in state, then more out of state by in country, then key parts for the remainder scattered around the world (perhaps 5 places).  This way a major alarm doesn't have to sound if the need is only for coins stored offline locally.   

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwG1roO70co&list=PLEUe0yAulQTtJp-KuUVxx_acD0B4cOh7o&index=11
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February 25, 2014, 02:14:33 AM
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Thanks!

22:20 for Brian Armstrong's explanation on what they do in these situations.

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February 25, 2014, 02:24:10 AM
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Just bought some more. Thanks for the update!
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February 25, 2014, 02:56:41 AM
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Be glad to trade you a couple of mine for $1242 each.

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February 25, 2014, 06:15:59 AM
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Congratulations, Armis, I think you've discovered a new economic indicator: Coinbase hot-wallet BTC inventory

When they tell you they're "out", thus creating the appearance that a buying spree is taking place, that is a very negative indicator.  Expect bitcoin to plummet.

...or maybe it's just coincidence that they ran out on a Monday afternoon, shortly before issuing a public statement sure to send the market into a tailspin...
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February 25, 2014, 06:25:10 AM
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The price dip is due to mtgox clossing once this sorted out price would be back to 800 or even much higher.

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February 25, 2014, 06:26:13 AM
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The price dip is due to mtgox clossing once this sorted out price would be back to 800 or even much higher.
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February 25, 2014, 06:28:08 AM
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The price dip is due to mtgox clossing once this sorted out price would be back to 800 or even much higher.

That's what I believe...just put my money where my mouth is and bought a few btc
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February 25, 2014, 06:32:47 AM
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I'm so close to using my credit card balance here...

I think it's still got some fall left in it but I'm in complete awe right now. This is amazing and terrifying at the same time.
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February 25, 2014, 06:46:09 AM
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Congratulations, Armis, I think you've discovered a new economic indicator: Coinbase hot-wallet BTC inventory

When they tell you they're "out", thus creating the appearance that a buying spree is taking place, that is a very negative indicator.  Expect bitcoin to plummet.
Yup, reminds me of the Bitcoinica starfish.

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February 25, 2014, 06:48:26 AM
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I missed dips in the market because of research, because of security, because of documentation, and because of bad timing, but NOW when I think I have all of my ducks in a row just when I'm about to pull the trigger (on some $515. btc)  Coinbase says:

'sorry, we're sold out'


What??   It's 4pm on a Monday, get to transferring some coin from safe 'B' to safe 'A'.



Dagnamit!



 



I love your positive attitude but Overstock and Tigerdirect have started to dump massive amounts of Bitcoin trying to immediately cash out. They are two major US stores who accept bitcoins now. So keep watching because Bitcoins will continue dropping because people are now spending them.
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February 25, 2014, 06:48:41 AM
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I missed dips in the market because of research, because of security, because of documentation, and because of bad timing, but NOW when I think I have all of my ducks in a row just when I'm about to pull the trigger (on some $515. btc)  Coinbase says:

'sorry, we're sold out'


What??   It's 4pm on a Monday, get to transferring some coin from safe 'B' to safe 'A'.



Dagnamit!



 



Looks like they did you a solid.

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February 25, 2014, 06:50:44 AM
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Bought some at 430
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February 25, 2014, 06:51:02 AM
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I missed dips in the market because of research, because of security, because of documentation, and because of bad timing, but NOW when I think I have all of my ducks in a row just when I'm about to pull the trigger (on some $515. btc)  Coinbase says:

'sorry, we're sold out'


What??   It's 4pm on a Monday, get to transferring some coin from safe 'B' to safe 'A'.



Dagnamit!



 



Looks like they did you a solid.
My thoughts exactly, at last for now.
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February 25, 2014, 08:54:10 AM
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Glad they got more coins together to purchase. I got a good chunk from them as well.

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