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Why would anyone here at GIM think this thread was opened to convince anyone that bitcoin is a better long term investment than pm's ?
The Chinese are hurting for cash and dumping their available into anything but the yuan.
Just let it ride. What's the harm?
 

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Yes, bitcoin may be an useful indicator to further understand what is going on with the Chinese economy and their currency and therefore gain some kind of clue for what is going on in general.
 

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Why would anyone here at GIM think this thread was opened to convince anyone that bitcoin is a better long term investment than pm's ?
The Chinese are hurting for cash and dumping their available into anything but the yuan.
Just let it ride. What's the harm?

Bitcoin is just like any other currency. You're speculating in a non-backed currency. It has value only because people think it does. As soon as they don't, it won't. Commodities, on the other hand, including and especially PM's, have value due to their intrinsic nature, not because anyone has confidence in them. Sure there can be some speculative value, but throughout history, they have always had a basic value that is convertible from weight into say a day(s) work. 15 years ago, bitcoin was worth $0. In a year, it could be worth $0. Just like the dollar, euro, ruble, etc.
 

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I heard that NASA can scan asteroids to determine their composition as they pass by the earth. 'They' said a large multi ton asteroid passed by the earth made completely of Platinum. When we figure out how to capture and mine asteroids will precious metals retain their current value? Additionally, 'Nano' materials are being developed that take cheaper materials like carbon and improve on the properties of more expensive and rarer materials like precious metals. PM's also only have value because people think they do.
 

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I heard that NASA can scan asteroids to determine their composition as they pass by the earth. 'They' said a large multi ton asteroid passed by the earth made completely of Platinum. When we figure out how to capture and mine asteroids will precious metals retain their current value? Additionally, 'Nano' materials are being developed that take cheaper materials like carbon and improve on the properties of more expensive and rarer materials like precious metals. PM's also only have value because people think they do.
Let me introduce you to this moder invention called the PC.

It contains many things.

Hardware and software all make it work.

Physical and non physical.

Both make it work.


Here are two physical components that aid in the structure on the PC:

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Intel486Bottom_large.jpg


I'll let you figure out the value that adds to your virtual currency.
 

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I heard that NASA can scan asteroids to determine their composition as they pass by the earth. 'They' said a large multi ton asteroid passed by the earth made completely of Platinum. When we figure out how to capture and mine asteroids will precious metals retain their current value? Additionally, 'Nano' materials are being developed that take cheaper materials like carbon and improve on the properties of more expensive and rarer materials like precious metals. PM's also only have value because people think they do.

Wrong. Even if we could mine asteroids, the cost would be astronomical. What does a single in orbit space mission cost? Now what would it cost to fly hundreds of thousands of miles away? How long would it take? How would we mine the asteroid? How long would that take? What percent of the ore would even have precious metal? How much could the ship even hold? don't forget how dense gold is.

Even if all this were possible, which it isn't today and won't be in our lifetimes, what would this cost per ounce? $1 billion? Probably way more.

You're still not getting it. Metals have always been money.They are used in temples, for jewelry, for industry. They are of value because of their properties.

In contrast, bitcoins and other fiats are worth nothing other than what they are believed to be worth. Even fiat used to at least be worth scrap paper value at minimum (you could always use it for fire kindling or toilet paper). Now however, fiat is 99% digital so it's not even got a floor value of scrap paper. Further a bitcoin doesn't even have that scrap paper floor value since it only exists in cyberspace.
 

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Let me introduce you to this moder invention called the PC.

It contains many things.

Hardware and software all make it work.

Physical and non physical.

Both make it work.


Here are two physical components that aid in the structure on the PC:

1.0x0.jpg


Intel486Bottom_large.jpg


I'll let you figure out the value that adds to your virtual currency.
What about the cost of the energy/electricity it cost to mine the Bitcoin? That exceeds the cost of the hardware and is part of why Bitcoins have been assigned value.
 

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Same conversation over and over and over.

Both PMs and Bitcoin are self contained stores of economic energy...both require resources to "mine" and both represent payment in full. It's incredible to me that it's gold/silver bugs that seem to be most stridently opposed to Bitcoin, despite the fact that they have very different functionality...they compliment one another quite well.
 

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Same conversation over and over and over.

Both PMs and Bitcoin are self contained stores of economic energy...both require resources to "mine" and both represent payment in full. It's incredible to me that it's gold/silver bugs that seem to be most stridently opposed to Bitcoin, despite the fact that they have very different functionality...they compliment one another quite well.
Speaking of over and over again....

One thing that Bitcoiners forever leave out in conversations about Gold is that Bitcoin is dependent on Gold.

Gold however is in no way shape or form dependent on Bitcoin.

If Bitcoin is gone Gold is still there.

If Gold is gone the very thought of Bitcoin literally vanishes.

Very similar to the Sun and the moon.

The Sun (Gold) breathes life into everything.

The moon doesn't give off light it only reflects the light from the Sun.

In this case though Bitcoin is actually the reflection of the moon in the water.

They are not even comparable.

Until I hear this argument accepted by Bitcoiners they are and will always be tulip farmers.

Did you know that 90% of the Bitcoins ever mined reside in 1% of the Bitcoin addresses that have balances?
https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html
 

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What about the cost of the energy/electricity it cost to mine the Bitcoin? That exceeds the cost of the hardware and is part of why Bitcoins have been assigned value.

That doesn't mean it's worth anything. I can pay one man to dig a hole and another man to fill it in. That would cost a lot of money over time, but no value has been created.

I can play video games all day with a lot of success in beating the enemy. that costs a lot of my time which is worth my wage rate, plus electricity and the cost of computers. Have I created any value?

The argument you're proposing, that because something took energy to do, it created something of value is ridiculous.
 

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Same can be said of digging up & refining minerals deposited in the Earth's crust by super novas.

These things have value, merely because we all agree they have value.

Again. All of this has been said repeatedly here. The majority of gold bugs never bend and see Bitcoin as a threat to their stash. They cheer when Bitcoin drops relative to fed funny munny and they whine and cry when Bitcoin acts like PMs SHOULD be acting in the face of all the uncertainty and "money" printing. "Strong dollar" excuses are just that...excuses and not even good ones. There's nothing strong about the US Dollar...it's just that the other fiat currencies are even crappier crap.

Never fear, eventually there'll be a paper derivative of Bitcoin that bankster maggots can naked short sell into the market. It's just tougher to persuade Bitcoiners, because Bitcoin is already electronic. They'll have to come up with incentives to persuade idiots to trade their crap instead of the underlying asset. This isn't true of PMs where you constantly hear morons claiming they have gold/silver "exposure" because they bought a few cruddy shares of GLD/SLV. Suckers are born every minute.

Choose physical PMs or choose Bitcoin...better still choose some of each. Above all choose something you actually own and not a bankster conjured derivative. Don't let anyone else store your PMs or your Bitcoins and you'll be just fine.
 
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I can cash out my Bitcoin at anytime and deposit fund($) to my bank account.
Suggest you instead use your Bitcoin to incrementally move into PMs directly through the numerous PM dealers that accept Bitcoin. No sense creating more work than necessary for our beloved bankster class.
 

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Started to look at BTC a month ago. 2010 5c per BTC. 2016 $900 per BTC. If there is one thing I am kicking myself for, is listening to my logical suspicions and not buying a $1000 worth. Or a months rent. Had I done I would now own 180 BTC worth $162,000. Like many whom are reading this as well as people I have spoken too. We all agree that our prejudices about BTC being a scam were wrong in 2010. And now we admit that our flawed logical decision back in 2010 has served us the financial punch that we deserved. Not that regret not holding 180 BTC at todays price, but how much more PM,s I could now buy for a simple $1000 wager 6 years ago. I could well be wrong. But is BTC really that immune from Govt, insider trading and very influential finanical figureheads? Notwithstanding do I wish to open up a can of worms here, but Rothschilds total worth is $500 trillion. What is in place to prevent massive pumper and dumpers using BTC in much the same way as the other derivative exchanges? As I stated, my only regret is settling with a $1000 of PM's when I could now be in a position to buy $160,000 worth. I still don't trust BTC or any of the other BitCoins on account that so much could go wrong. What I am concerned about is that BTC is of a notional value. With a simple click of a mouse people can buy and sell, pump and dump etc. A few EMP's or a terrible virus could wreak havoc on a system that is so vulnerable. I guess what I am coming to, is that when all is said and done and the world is all but a globe of nuclear dust,our PM's will always survive in the ground.


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Same can be said of digging up & refining minerals deposited in the Earth's crust by super novas.

These things have value, merely because we all agree they have value.

No big difference between:
A) Something that has been money since man has existed, has uses in jewelry, industry, medicine, etc., has worldwide acceptance as money
B) Something that has been "money" for 6 years, has no purpose outside of that role, is one solar EMP away from being lost forever.

Again. All of this has been said repeatedly here. The majority of gold bugs never bend and see Bitcoin as a threat to their stash. They cheer when Bitcoin drops relative to fed funny munny and they whine and cry when Bitcoin acts like PMs SHOULD be acting in the face of all the uncertainty and "money" printing. "

I couldn't care less what bitcoin does. I don't cry or celebrate if it moves up or down. I don't see it as a threat to my stash. I do think those that are holding it long-term as lucky so far, but just like an unbacked fiat currency is not trustworthy to be worth anything in a year.

Started to look at BTC a month ago. 2010 5c per BTC. 2016 $900 per BTC. If there is one thing I am kicking myself for, is listening to my logical suspicions and not buying a $1000 worth. Or a months rent. Had I done I would now own 180 BTC worth $162,000.

I could say the same thing about many penny stocks, or an option on a stock. You could have bought $1000 in Countrywide put options a few years ago and done even better. You could have bet on an underdog sports team before the season started and made 100-1. Sure there have been some unlikely gambles that have paid off in life. Most fail though (obviously).

No one knew about bitcoin in 6 years, yet some people are putting their undying trust in it. I wouldn't be surprised if its gone in 6 more years.

To each his own.
 

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Again, nothing that hasn't been said over and over. Save perhaps for the fact that usually detractors can at least get the years right. Bitcoin's whitepaper was available in 2008 and the genesis block existed in January of 2009.

The irrational EMP fearmongering is somewhat amusing and again betrays a lack of understanding re: blockchain technology. In order for Bitcoin to be "lost forever" as you put it, every single blockchain backup worldwide would have to be obliterated simultaneously. This includes offline backups. That's simply not going to happen unless the planet is destroyed.

I'm a huge gold/silver bug. Love the stuff, but I won't allow that fact to blind me to reality. There are tremendous risks in the global economy at this time. Despite the turmoil of the past decade+ gold and silver act more like industrial metals than canaries in a coalmine. Heck silver hasn't even eclipsed its 1981 ATH in real dollar terms despite trillions in new currency "printing". Physical metals are completely shackled to a couple of counterfeit paper markets. That fraud is no longer a conspiracy theory...it's conspiracy fact, yet the theft continues unabated.

Bitcoin does not suffer from this kind of bankster manipulation. When the cypress bail-ins occurred...Bitcoin did what gold SHOULD have done. In 2016 Bitcoin is up 126% vs the crappy USD even while we're told constantly that the almighty USD is SO STRONG!

Trust it or don't trust it. Stack some Bitcoin or don't...I simply don't care what you do, but only a fool would fail to listen to what the Bitcoin market is screaming. This is now the canary in the coalmine.
 

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Again, nothing that hasn't been said over and over. Save perhaps for the fact that usually detractors can at least get the years right. Bitcoin's whitepaper was available in 2008 and the genesis block existed in January of 2009.

The irrational EMP fearmongering is somewhat amusing and again betrays a lack of understanding re: blockchain technology. In order for Bitcoin to be "lost forever" as you put it, every single blockchain backup worldwide would have to be obliterated simultaneously. This includes offline backups. That's simply not going to happen unless the planet is destroyed.

I'm a huge gold/silver bug. Love the stuff, but I won't allow that fact to blind me to reality. There are tremendous risks in the global economy at this time. Despite the turmoil of the past decade+ gold and silver act more like industrial metals than canaries in a coalmine. Heck silver hasn't even eclipsed its 1981 ATH in real dollar terms despite trillions in new currency "printing". Physical metals are completely shackled to a couple of counterfeit paper markets. That fraud is no longer a conspiracy theory...it's conspiracy fact, yet the theft continues unabated.

Bitcoin does not suffer from this kind of bankster manipulation. When the cypress bail-ins occurred...Bitcoin did what gold SHOULD have done. In 2016 Bitcoin is up 126% vs the crappy USD even while we're told constantly that the almighty USD is SO STRONG!

Trust it or don't trust it. Stack some Bitcoin or don't...I simply don't care what you do, but only a fool would fail to listen to what the Bitcoin market is screaming. This is now the canary in the coalmine.

Bitcoin is completely and utterly manipulated by high frequency trading professionals like that of Wall St.

It is run by perception and gullible true believers.

So you wanna know how Bitcoin pumps work?

Example: Take a comet like this one--> Comet C/2012 S1 ( ISON )

Hype it up as it goes perihelion (goes around the sun) and program your HFT bots to pull BTC bid/sell walls up exactly matching the light intensity curve of the comet.

Whala you have a pump that people think is real and blessed by heaven above.

Take the image:
mag1.gif


Now compare that to Bitcoin's "organic" blow off ATH at the end of November 2013.

Overlay the price chart and light curve of this comet.

Go ahead see how your destiny is scripted by Comets in the name of Pizza.



So what of this pump you say at the end of 2016?

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (2016) light curve will be your guide.

2016-mag.gif


If you like scripted markets made by control freaks then by all means sign up for Bitcoin.

They have your life packaged up all nice and neat in a box for you.

I personally have had it up to here with all the innovation talk.

Its a glorified database run by suckers that feel they are part of something big.

Fact of the matter is that 90% of the Bitcoins reside in 1% of the Bitcoin addresses.

Want to read more about the distribution go here:
http://boards.4chan.org/biz/thread/1689488

Want to get into the comet thing go here:
http://boards.4chan.org/biz/thread/1690967

Want to get into how BTC is about to have a rude awakening:
http://boards.4chan.org/biz/thread/1685847

Want to red pill yourself some more bring a tin foil hat and go here:
http://lunaticoutpost.com/thread-713227.html

Don't want to go to any of those places then take this and continue to support Bitcoin.

bluepill-17661.jpg


Have you heard all this before?
 

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An excerpt from http://lunaticoutpost.com/thread-713227.html

May 13, 2015 (WIKILEAKS)

[URL]https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15589
[/URL]
http://lunaticoutpost.com/thread-713227.html

So here we are in May 2015 when the BTC price was low ($225 zone).

Stalnaker sends an email to Podesta telling him that BTC could be useful to them and the price starts climbing back up a month or so later?

Coincidence?

I think not.

The left is trying to usurp the purse strings when the economy collapses.
 

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Again, nothing that hasn't been said over and over. Save perhaps for the fact that usually detractors can at least get the years right. Bitcoin's whitepaper was available in 2008 and the genesis block existed in January of 2009.

Your reading comprehension is bad. I never said it didn't exist. I said no one knew about it. Yes maybe 0.01% of the geek community knew about it.

The irrational EMP fearmongering is somewhat amusing and again betrays a lack of understanding re: blockchain technology. In order for Bitcoin to be "lost forever" as you put it, every single blockchain backup worldwide would have to be obliterated simultaneously. This includes offline backups. That's simply not going to happen unless the planet is destroyed.

No. You need to study what a solar EMP would do to any computer systems. Even if some on the far side of the planet survived, people would wake up and see that their bitcoins were unusable for months...exactly when they needed them most. e.g. The US side of the earth gets a solar EMP. We have no computers left functioning. Hypothetically, suppose Europe still has some computers that have bitchains recrods working. How long would it take you to get access to your bitcoins and find someone to accept them in the US? Do you not believe that such an event would cripple the belief that bitcoin is a safe "investment"?

I'm a huge gold/silver bug. Love the stuff, but I won't allow that fact to blind me to reality. There are tremendous risks in the global economy at this time. Despite the turmoil of the past decade+ gold and silver act more like industrial metals than canaries in a coalmine. Heck silver hasn't even eclipsed its 1981 ATH in real dollar terms despite trillions in new currency "printing". Physical metals are completely shackled to a couple of counterfeit paper markets. That fraud is no longer a conspiracy theory...it's conspiracy fact, yet the theft continues unabated.

You just spelled out the reason to hold metals. I don't need the daily affirmation of the upwards manipulated stock market to know I'm in the right instrument. If you need that, then of course metal isn't the right place for you. As your first sentence said, the world is in turmoil, poop could hit the fan at any moment. That is why I'm in metals. When it happens, metals will come through. Daily movements mean nothing to me as I have no intention of selling. If they dump it, I thank them for the sale and pick up a little more.

Bitcoin does not suffer from this kind of bankster manipulation. When the cypress bail-ins occurred...Bitcoin did what gold SHOULD have done. In 2016 Bitcoin is up 126% vs the crappy USD even while we're told constantly that the almighty USD is SO STRONG!

It's been well-known for a handful of years, it's too early to say anything about how it performs in a crisis. Stocks are also going up, as is oil. Those two tend to do horribly in a crisis. You're basing your statement off 5 years of data. Ridiculous much?

Trust it or don't trust it. Stack some Bitcoin or don't...I simply don't care what you do, but only a fool would fail to listen to what the Bitcoin market is screaming. This is now the canary in the coalmine.

I don't. I don't mind or care if others do. It's a fun discussion. I thank you for your thoughts on the matter. I don't listen to a market that's 5 years old when it screams, just like I wouldn't take a 5 year old person screaming and making long-term intellectual decisions off that noise.
 

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What was the economic cause for this spike over a period of 20mins?

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Since 93% of all Bitcoin trades originate from China, a guess would be
that Chinese citizens are somewhat worried about further capital controls, devaluation
of the Yuan and the general war on cash.
It also appears that the Chinese government has looked into a crystal ball and seen the future.
While continuing to try to control every aspect of their market their allowing more companies to accept Bitcoin as payment.
If a Chinese bank ever allows any type of customer transaction Bitcoin will take off like crazy.
 
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Your reading comprehension is bad.
I can appreciate that you're actually spelling out what you dislike about Bitcoin, however there's absolutely nothing there I haven't heard from gold bugs over and over. You can find the very same points being covered numerous times on this very site if you search. Rabid gold bugs do not bend on the Bitcoin issue so I don't waste a bunch of time. If you don't like it, don't use it.

I've already explained to you that Bitcoin is NOT 5 years old. I gave you precise dates and you chose to ignore them. Then you imply that my reading comprehension is lacking and go right on spewing this five year misinformation. Perhaps you'd not heard of Bitcoin in 2009, but many had. Certainly by 2010 and especially 2011 when silkroad was born Bitcoin had already made a splash. Bitcoin obviously has a far shorter history than gold or even fiat, but you're debasing your own arguments by repeatedly spewing false information.

Price chart of Bitcoin going back to 2009.
https://blockchain.info/charts/market-price?timespan=all
 

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Since 93% of all Bitcoin trades originate from China
That's actually not accurate. While it's true that nearly all MEASURABLE Bitcoin trading on stationary exchanges now occurs in China, Bitcoin is traded all over the globe through sites like localbitcoin, LibertyX, ATMs, Craigslist, etc.

The US government has been pretending they're ignorant/indifferent to Bitcoin for years whilst simultaneously attacking Bitcoin from nearly every conceivable angle. Exchanges represent a juicy target and the US.inc has done what they do forcing US Bitcoiners underground.
 

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With the war on cash heating up, all countries in the world will eventually either force block chain transactions underground or completely embrace it.
I'm guessing the later or they'll start to see the negatives.
 

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Wrong. Even if we could mine asteroids, the cost would be astronomical. What does a single in orbit space mission cost? Now what would it cost to fly hundreds of thousands of miles away? How long would it take? How would we mine the asteroid? How long would that take? What percent of the ore would even have precious metal? How much could the ship even hold? don't forget how dense gold is.

Even if all this were possible, which it isn't today and won't be in our lifetimes, what would this cost per ounce? $1 billion? Probably way more.

You're still not getting it. Metals have always been money.They are used in temples, for jewelry, for industry. They are of value because of their properties.

In contrast, bitcoins and other fiats are worth nothing other than what they are believed to be worth. Even fiat used to at least be worth scrap paper value at minimum (you could always use it for fire kindling or toilet paper). Now however, fiat is 99% digital so it's not even got a floor value of scrap paper. Further a bitcoin doesn't even have that scrap paper floor value since it only exists in cyberspace.
There's this fabulous word......called RESEARCH.
are you just following the baaaa-sheep or have you taken the initiative to study it?
Hmmmmmmm
 

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There's this fabulous word......called RESEARCH.
are you just following the baaaa-sheep or have you taken the initiative to study it?
Hmmmmmmm

Sounds like you are following the baa-sheep if you think it's economically feasible or will be in this lifetime. Don't mistake science fiction with science fact.
 

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I've already explained to you that Bitcoin is NOT 5 years old. I gave you precise dates and you chose to ignore them. Then you imply that my reading comprehension is lacking and go right on spewing this five year misinformation. Perhaps you'd not heard of Bitcoin in 2009, but many had. Certainly by 2010 and especially 2011 when silkroad was born Bitcoin had already made a splash. Bitcoin obviously has a far shorter history than gold or even fiat, but you're debasing your own arguments by repeatedly spewing false information.

Your reading comprehension is bad. I never said it didn't exist. I said no one knew about it. Yes maybe 0.01% of the geek community knew about it.
 

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Not sure why anyone here would be upset with those that own a bitcoin ?
Or an ethereum, for that matter.
If they took their hard earned money and took the risk.
I think lots of people here are going to be shocked at the wonderful things that 2017 offers.
Btw, bitcoin is just a couple dollars away from its all time high.
 
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At the end of the 19th century, a sunspot fried all telegraph wires and Sounders. So what happens when one occurs now?
That was 8 gauge wiring connected to Central offices. FRIED!!!
As a craftsman/technician in the Central Office, I can testify to what sun activity can do to electronics. Some days we were told not to wire in circuits because of this.

But now we have computers built with IC Circuits, with connections the width of a whisp of hair. Nothing to worry about.

BTW, the sun is acting very strange lately. Try to Google "sun activity". Shit is going down!
 

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Not sure why anyone here would be upset with those that own a bitcoin ?
Or an ethereum, for that matter.

Those who own none are upset with others, while those who own some are likely upset with themselves for not buying more. This is some major pumping action going on right now (up another $57 since last night).

Of course, as before, it could crash at any time. Classic pattern repeating itself yet again...

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I guess it comes down to when to get out?
Now or wait a while?
Come on....I can make just a couple dollars more... please (holding hands in a prayerful type way)
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As far as sun spot activity, you better use the advice of Jim Sinclair.
"Get everything in writing"
Just because every pc fried in the world when it comes back up you still have your shares.
Doomsday scenario is thinking about the great killshot solar flare.
Generations would be lost.
Most males on Earth would instantly be sterile for years.
 
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Not sure why anyone here would be upset with those that own a bitcoin ?
Or an ethereum, for that matter.
If they took their hard earned money and took the risk.
I think lots of people here are going to be shocked at the wonderful things that 2017 offers.
Btw, bitcoin is just a couple dollars away from its all time high.
Not sure if this is referring to me or someone else. I'm not upset that someone made $ on ethereum. Just like it doesn't mater to me if someone made $ playing blackjack or buying call/put options or any other "investment".

My only point is that bit coins are like musical chairs. As long as you get a chair then great, you can sell the empty bag to another "investor" and all is good. But at any point, someone may decide to open the bag and look inside.
 

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My only point is that bit coins are like musical chairs. As long as you get a chair then great, you can sell the empty bag to another "investor" and all is good.
That's the way everything works. If there's enough "chairs" for everyone who wants one, where's the value in holding a "chair"?
If more Au than anyone could ever want is readily available in newly mined supplies, what would that mean for the value of your Au holdings? The only reason a scrap/refining market exists is because we can't get enough of the new stuff.
...and even in bitcoins case there is in fact something in the bag. BTC is comprised of code and even just code is something.

All I'm sayin' is if you ever want to make money on anything, you better hope there's not enough "chairs" when you need to sell yours.
...be it Au, Ag, a house a car or a bitcoin or even your own labor. Scarcity is what drives the value of something. Lack of scarcity kills that value. BTC is designed with scarcity at its root.

Remember, everything has a value based upon supply and demand. Even dirt's cheap or even free....until you need a truck to deliver it.
...and the only things that have true intrinsic value are things you can eat, live in, or otherwise directly use and/or consume. After that comes things that can be used to get those things. Like money, Au/Ag or even bitcoin.

The fact others also place value in something does not mean that value is intrinsic. Only that a sufficient quantity of people agree it has value to them.
BTW, I'm looking at Au here. Beyond its direct industrial uses, it only holds value as money because people generally agree that it does.
If, for example, a method is ever devised to fabricate Au in large quantity, do you really think its history of being used as money will preserve its so-called "intrinsic" value?

Also, why do think there is a paper Au market? There can never be a paper BTC market. If one wants it, one must actually acquire it. A paper Au/Ag market allows more to be bought/sold than exists and is what many here greatly complain about. BTC, while not perfect, is the Peoples answer to the rigged system.
The People tried making Au/Ag coins to be used as honest money but were shut down, prosecuted and vilified. Unfortunately the only option is create something digital instead that does not have a central control that can be targeted for attack by the PTB.