Bitcoin Forum
December 08, 2016, 12:08:53 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.13.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Slow Psychological Growth = Success  (Read 1242 times)
miscreanity
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1078


View Profile
July 02, 2012, 12:31:12 AM
 #1

What was the USD exchange rate when you became involved with Bitcoin?

$0.01?
$0.10?
$1.00?
$30.00?
$3.00?
$5.00?

What would you consider a reasonable price? Do you long for the 'good old days' of being able to get a thousand bitcoins for a few dollars? How many people are even aware of the system's history enough to realize that the rate used to be much lower than $2? How many will never know that?

For many of us, the genesis block in 2009 is a distant memory that isn't even our own. It is external, the same as the birth of our parents. We were not there for it: it just was, because if not, our parents would not exist - and by extension, neither would we. The principle of monetary value is very similar to this.

From Mises' The Theory of Money and Credit:

Quote from: Ludwig von Mises
... a historically continuous component is contained in the objective exchange value of money.

The past value of money is taken over by the present and transformed by it; the present value of money passes on into the future and is transformed in its turn. In this there is a contrast between the determination of the exchange value of money and that of the exchange value of other economic goods.

The debate over whether Bitcoin is or is not money, a commodity, or the possibility of its origins no longer matters; it hasn't mattered for some time. Bitcoin is very simply functioning on a basis of its own existence. Those new to Bitcoin today will understand it to have a value of about USD$6.50 or whatever their local currency is exchanged for, and with no other historical basis to form their opinion, that will be the fair value they are accustomed to.

Without deeper exploration into the ideas behind cryptocurrencies, what remains is a use paradigm. It spreads like an Internet meme, the more unique and appealing, the wider the and more deeply-rooted it will be in the social mindset. Many know of trollface, and it applies in a wide range of situations. There's a solid anchor to a particular behavior which most people are familiar with. Likewise, Bitcoin works in a familiar way, but has certain distinct elements which differentiate it enough to make an impact.

At least one entire generation has now grown up with email because it simply existed. Awareness and usage were simply ingrained. The same goes for driving a car, playing sports, watching television... and banking. If a person newly discovers Bitcoin and finds that either $1 or 0.1BTC both buy a bottle of water, then a Bitcoin develops as being worth $10 from that person's perspective - because Bitcoin just is.

Any continued adoption of Bitcoin will build a new basing platform at each stage. What was your entry point? I'm still wishing I paid more attention when I read some here and there so long ago, well under $1...
1481198933
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481198933

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481198933
Reply with quote  #2

1481198933
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481198933
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481198933

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481198933
Reply with quote  #2

1481198933
Report to moderator
1481198933
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481198933

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481198933
Reply with quote  #2

1481198933
Report to moderator
1481198933
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481198933

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481198933
Reply with quote  #2

1481198933
Report to moderator
unclescrooge
aka Raphy
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 868


View Profile
July 02, 2012, 08:09:49 AM
 #2

Well I heard about bitcoin in january 2011 (after the 1$ parity).

It was not until 2 months ago that I buy some coins (mainly because I had no money to invest before Smiley ). The parity was about 5 dollars the btc back then.

The crash last year and the fact that bitcoins is still here and growing (plus the good properties of bitcoins as a money) make me pretty confident in its future.

Bitcoin Oz
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 700


Wat


View Profile WWW
July 02, 2012, 08:17:26 AM
 #3

You dont have enough zeros before the first one Smiley

notme
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1526


View Profile
July 02, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
 #4

You dont have enough zeros before the first one Smiley

1/20,000th of a large pizza Wink.

https://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
While no idea is perfect, some ideas are useful.
12jh3odyAAaR2XedPKZNCR4X4sebuotQzN
GernMiester
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 285


View Profile
July 03, 2012, 01:57:51 AM
 #5

$20.00 and sold it all at $15.00 and watched BTC take a dump while I was laughing all the way to the bank. I still keep BTC for another pump and dump day. Most are turned into real money and pay for things like electric,water,sewer, and gas etc...
Matthew N. Wright
Untrustworthy
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588


Hero VIP ultra official trusted super staff puppet


View Profile
July 03, 2012, 02:16:27 AM
 #6

$20.00 and sold it all at $15.00 and watched BTC take a dump while I was laughing all the way to the bank. I still keep BTC for another pump and dump day. Most are turned into real money and pay for things like electric,water,sewer, and gas etc...


You bought at $20 and sold at $15 and laughed all the way to the bank? I'm pretty sure they were laughing too.

Raw235
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 20



View Profile
July 09, 2012, 09:13:36 PM
 #7

Well, the normal price is around $5 now. It used to be far higher than that before.

Hey there!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!