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March 29, 2014, 11:55:04 PM
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Been hearing this a lot, its called the news and all the negative reportings surrounding btc thats dropping this

Stop putting the blame/excuses on altcoins or shitcoins (not defending shitcoins but it will sort itself out)

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March 29, 2014, 11:56:30 PM
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Been hearing this a lot, its called the news and all the negative reportings surrounding btc thats dropping this

Stop putting the blame/excuses on altcoins or shitcoin (not defending shitcoins but it will sort itself out)

Mind providing a few charts logarithms and hard data to prove your speculation  Wink
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March 29, 2014, 11:57:40 PM
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Yeah, I think most people know this. Gox was what really started the recent problems.

But it does make a good excuse for those who want to go after their competition and those who want to find an easy scapegoat.

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March 30, 2014, 12:03:33 AM
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yup when btc is up every side is happy

when btc goes down everyone wants to kill each other  Tongue

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March 30, 2014, 12:04:51 AM
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Been hearing this a lot, its called the news and all the negative reportings surrounding btc thats dropping this

Stop putting the blame/excuses on altcoins or shitcoins (not defending shitcoins but it will sort itself out)

who's blaming alt coins?

actually the more shitcoins the stronger it makes btc (though the alt coins will eat each others markets).
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March 30, 2014, 12:10:04 AM
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Bitcoin is the reason altcoin markets are dropping. They are interrelated.

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March 30, 2014, 12:23:17 AM
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Been hearing this a lot, its called the news and all the negative reportings surrounding btc thats dropping this

Stop putting the blame/excuses on altcoins or shitcoins (not defending shitcoins but it will sort itself out)

I think there are several factors in play. Altcoins are not responsible alone for BTC price drop, but they are taking market share.

Ultimately the price of BTC will rise along with overall altcoin market capitalization.

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March 30, 2014, 12:30:28 AM
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I'm new, but I thought bitcoin was dropping because of the US tax man classifying it as liable to capital gains tax and the Chinese banning exchanges from doing business with Chinese banks.
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March 30, 2014, 12:33:12 AM
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Capital gains tax is better than income tax isn't it? So being a capital gain instead of an income is actually good news, surely?

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March 30, 2014, 12:36:30 AM
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I'm not an expert, but I think it's only 20% and you can offset $3000 of losses against next year's bill. At least that's what someone else on these forums said.
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March 30, 2014, 01:18:07 AM
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Capital gains tax is better than income tax isn't it? So being a capital gain instead of an income is actually good news, surely?

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It's only a capital gain if you buy, hold and sell as an avocation. If you're mining, or are a business taking cybers in for goods and services, it's taxed as income.






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March 30, 2014, 01:23:27 AM
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I also think that altcoins isn't the reason for bitcoins price dropping.
But I think bitcoins should be in the people to her bag mail confidence, to solve the present difficulties as soon as possible.

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March 30, 2014, 07:52:27 AM
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Actually the centralized few people that own the largest % of all BTC I think are discovering that old Wall St capital likes to do the scam , not get scammed.

So in this respect I think Bitcoin has a long road to travel.

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March 30, 2014, 01:59:23 PM
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Lot of shitcoins coming each day, maybe they are the reason other altcoins r so low

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March 30, 2014, 02:09:46 PM
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Ultimately the price of BTC will rise along with overall altcoin market capitalization.

Wishing thinking. The price of BTC is trending (rapidly) towards the cost of mining it.

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March 30, 2014, 02:14:42 PM
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Actually it is trending rapidly upward, with occassional relatively brief "corrections" or "slumps" or whatever along the way.

What is the average increase in value per month across the months it has existed?

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March 30, 2014, 02:52:24 PM
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I'm not trolling when I assert that "There is no reason for bitcoin to be worth more than the cost of mining it other than speculative hope that it will be."

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March 30, 2014, 02:59:10 PM
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I'm not trolling when I assert that "There is no reason for bitcoin to be worth more than the cost of mining it other than speculative hope that it will be."

Unless it is to actually be used/useful in real life, in which case it will almost certainly need a higher market cap unless somehow it is used only at high velocity, everyone having to sell their coins fast because others need them right away, and buy more when they need some because what they had before is already spent...

Right now you probably could not even pay one state or nation's property taxes with bitcoin without having to sell some, pay some taxes, buy some again on the market, pay some more taxes etc.

Or if you wanted to buy a few fleets of ocean liners, or if just a few thousand people wanted to buy a couple of nice estates each, etc.

The market cap needs to be large enough to allow a reasonable volume of concurrent purchases to be able to happen.

Even just a few thousand people each wanting to lock away a few million bucks worth in safe deposit boxes for their heirs to inherit would significantly strain the current market cap.

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March 30, 2014, 03:05:06 PM
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I'm not trolling when I assert that "There is no reason for bitcoin to be worth more than the cost of mining it other than speculative hope that it will be."

Unless it is to actually be used/useful in real life, in which case it will almost certainly need a higher market cap unless somehow it is used only at high velocity, everyone having to sell their coins fast because others need them right away, and buy more when they need some because what they had before is already spent...

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Ok, lets see now. This is the scarcity argument - the supply/demand argument - that if bitcoin becomes widely adopted for transactions then there won't be enough to go around, hence it will become more valuable.

But bitcoin isn't particularly well suited for transactions because its transaction times are so slow. Any there is no barrier to entry for another similar coin with faster transaction times in bigger quantities with better divisibility.

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March 30, 2014, 03:08:23 PM
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I'm not trolling when I assert that "There is no reason for bitcoin to be worth more than the cost of mining it other than speculative hope that it will be."

Unless it is to actually be used/useful in real life, in which case it will almost certainly need a higher market cap unless somehow it is used only at high velocity, everyone having to sell their coins fast because others need them right away, and buy more when they need some because what they had before is already spent...

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Ok, lets see now. This is the scarcity argument - the supply/demand argument - that if bitcoin becomes widely adopted for transactions then there won't be enough to go around, hence it will become more valuable.

But bitcoin isn't particularly well suited for transactions because its transaction times are so slow. Any there is no barrier to entry for another similar coin with faster transaction times in bigger quantities with better divisibility.

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Actually what you just mentioned is velocity. If lots of transactions happen fast a small amount of market cap can come around and go around very fast, enabling lots of transactions.

The thousands of people socking away millions of dollars worth indefinitely or as heirlooms / inheritance is a trickier problem.

If people decide they would like to leave at least a thousand coins to their heirs, in case it goes down to only $1 per coin, then only 21,000 people doing so would tie up all the coins. Something would have to give.

People who want to leave more than 1000 coins to their heirs would tie up all the coins even sooner.

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