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Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:29:35

This is the coiner ghetto

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:29:47

If you are going to trade using crypto use one of the privacy coins like Monero (XMR). You can even make payments of bitcoin using it too with this site: https://xmr.to/

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Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:30:12

@Deleted User what's the difference between privacy and non privacy?

ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 20:30:29

@Deleted User yeah I'm thinking of buying some monero. It's a little hard in NY state to buy actually, I have to use a VPN

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:33:08

@Deleted User so bitcoin can be tracked. it is VERY hard to track bitcoin but it can be done with control of nodes (like how they track things in Tor). However XMR Monero brings it up a notch with encryption and uses ring signatures to obfuscate even further.

@ThisIsChris best way to buy it now is using https://localmonero.co/

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:33:53

@Deleted User how bout them btc gains

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:33:54

if you want a good VPN use this: https://www.mullvad.net/

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:34:07


ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 20:34:23

@Deleted User yeah I was trying to understand the ring signature thing yesterday

ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 20:34:44

what it seems like is that it obscures the source of funds by making it possible to be from 3-10 other people

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:36:51

crypto is a gay

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-21 20:38:47

Salty no coiners get out reeeeeeee

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:49:33

Reeeeee this is a coiner only channel

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:58:11

Koba playing both sides

Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:58:16


Deleted User 2017-12-21 20:58:25

Not getting any of my crypto gains

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:05:26

If any of your want to get into mining crypto I have a setup I could share that is simple. Each one being about $2900 for ~3.6 KH/s on Monero which nets $12 per day at the current spot price. Just DM me.

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:17:54

@ThisIsChris should i just post all the info about it? i have a copy/paste for it with spreadsheet? if i did would you pin it for mining?

ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 21:18:22

@Deleted User yes that sounds great!

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:19:22

For Mining Crypto:

**Before doing any of this figure out what you want to mine and get a wallet on your computer. This will help you get started with XMR. DO NOT trust any online wallet service.**
XMR Wallet: https://getmonero.org/downloads/
Entry level mining program: https://minergate.com/
XMR Mining Profit: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/xmr
Most secure way to pay for bitcoin transactions by using XMR: https://xmr.to/
Selling/buying XMR: https://localmonero.co/
Get yourself a good VPN: https://www.mullvad.net/

Generally a good idea for all of your passwords to be 16 hash.
Example only do not use: xzRg_"+T4,BJU)dq

Mining Rig spreadsheet is attached.


ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 21:20:00

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:20:27

now get out there and get some free cash ya little whipper snappers

ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 21:20:31

@Deleted User can you please give your post an introductory sentence so people looking at the pins know what they are looking at

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:21:31

hows that? the bold is supposed to be the start but i gave it a "For Mining Crypto" cause it is mostly self explanitory

ThisIsChris 2017-12-21 21:29:23

Looks good, thanks!

whiskeytangofoxtrot 2017-12-21 21:39:12

And if you’re a lowly pleb like myself, you could always CPU mine instead of mining with GPU’s. I’m currently using my laptop to acquire Electroneum. Using power from work, so it’s pure profit

Deleted User 2017-12-21 21:59:25

mining CPU is inefficient to power consumption

Tanner - SC 2017-12-21 22:57:53

@Deleted User unless it’s winter time and you’re heating your house anyway. May as well generate crypto with the heating energy.

Jacob 2017-12-21 23:13:41

How is that even possible?

Tanner - SC 2017-12-21 23:49:06

@Jacob what's that? CPU mining? Usually by joining a mining pool so that you get little pay-outs rather than waiting ages to solve 1 block and get the huge payout.

Jacob 2017-12-21 23:50:41

How do you mine using your heating?

Tanner - SC 2017-12-22 00:02:54

Mining creates heat, it runs your processor at near 100% and your processor gives off heat when doing that. If you're already paying to heat your house, then paying the electricity to mine will do some of the task of heating your house and your furnace will do the rest.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-22 00:04:41

I used to mine on dual GPUs back in the day and they'd heat up the whole room. I'd turn on a fan to share the heat with the rest of the apartment.

Jacob 2017-12-22 00:08:13


Fox 2017-12-22 00:15:44

Does anyone have any good sources for reading up on the projected pros/cons of Chia?

Deleted User 2017-12-22 00:54:04

Is it worth it to buy ripple even thought it just went past one dollar?

Deleted User 2017-12-22 00:54:12

If so, is binance a good way to do so?

Deleted User 2017-12-22 01:14:31

daily reminder to invest into MGTI stock

Deleted User 2017-12-22 01:14:48

it is one of the first companies directly tied to Bitcoin

Deleted User 2017-12-22 01:15:13

they will also be releasing their encrypted mobile phone soon as well

Deleted User 2017-12-22 01:31:35

The privacy coins (anonymous transactions) will have the greatest future. Coins like Monero (XMR), Verge (XVG), or Zcash (ZEC) cannot lose.

Deleted User 2017-12-22 01:31:44

XMR is just the best

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Deleted User 2017-12-22 18:10:28

He bought high lol git rekt

Deleted User 2017-12-22 18:12:12

Daily reminder

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-12-22 21:22:39

I bought pretty high too. But I didn't put much in and I'm patient. I think it will get back above 19000.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-22 22:32:53

I have many friends who bought at $1,000 and were mad because "I bought at the top". Now look at them.

Deleted User 2017-12-22 23:08:26

i bought my 4 at $600

Deleted User 2017-12-22 23:08:33

im riding it

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:19:48

HODL is the best long term strat

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:20:00

if it dips, selling is the worst thing you can do

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:20:31

Of course the bubble could pop and all crypto could go down the toilet and never recover-- but let's be real, that's not gonna happen. this shit is taking off

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:20:55

I bought some more BTC when it dipped to around 15k today

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:35:16

bubble doesnt exist in crypto tho. that concept is faulty.

Deleted User 2017-12-23 00:37:06

if anything popularity will determine going rates. and as privacy coins start to gain popularity the older coins (tech wise) will fade out. coins that allow normies to get into crypto will also be good. stuff like Chain Link.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-23 02:41:05

This is an excellent detailed explanation of bitcoin that might be the #1 most influential on my knowledge in the crypto space:

Placidseven - MO 2017-12-24 00:27:46

@koba >buying at $20,000 trying to make a quick buck 🤣

ThisIsChris 2017-12-24 18:37:26

I'm looking at the Bitcoin Futures charts, XBT, they're really wonky though

ThisIsChris 2017-12-24 18:39:27

They go up and down as much as Bitcoin does, but really they should be smoother.

ThisIsChris 2017-12-24 18:41:27

Since they're based on a sale one month from now, so they don't need to track every little jump right now

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 13:16:00

How does it take too buy

ThisIsChris 2017-12-25 17:25:27
ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:26:46

I meant how long does a purchase take

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:27:21

for crypto coins?

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:27:42

about 15 min max for a transaction depending on what you are getting.

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:27:51

Bought $100 of lightcoin yesterday and it still hasn’t gone through

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:28:01

did you transfer it to your wallet?

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:28:24

It still says pending

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:28:32

did you sync your wallet?

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:28:47

if it says pending on the site you bought it on its their problem usually

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:28:59

I’m using Coinbase

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:29:17

>using coinbase

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:29:25

u fugged up

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:29:35


ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:29:46

How badly?

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:30:25

well if it does get into your wallet on coinbase be sure to transfer it to a hardware or offline wallet on your computer. never keep your coins on a website side server.

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:30:49


Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:31:00

coinbase usually isnt that bad but ever since the IRS siezed information on it for transactions over 20k its fucked

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:31:14

I’ll have to look into it more

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:31:36

Will my transaction ever be done

Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:31:38

its why we use localbitcoins or localmonero or any of the other local[insert coin here] sites

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Deleted User 2017-12-25 17:31:52

one day

ParadoxusX 2017-12-25 17:37:08


Tanner - SC 2017-12-26 03:02:08

It takes a while to receive crypto because you sent a USD transfer to them, which takes like 4 business days and can be reversed, which is a risk for them. They plan to send you crypto, which is instant and irreversible. So they’re not going to give you the “guaranteed” money until the “maybe” money you sent them settles out.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-26 03:02:16
ParadoxusX 2017-12-26 05:36:37

Makes sense

ThisIsChris 2017-12-26 16:39:14

@this_that5553 is BCH just Bitcoin with faster and cheaper transfers?

this_that5553 2017-12-26 16:57:36

Yeah basically. The website explains it

this_that5553 2017-12-26 18:56:01

I actually really like bitcoin cash and their phone wallet

this_that5553 2017-12-26 18:56:04

pretty slick

this_that5553 2017-12-26 19:48:04
ThisIsChris 2017-12-26 20:04:51

@this_that5553 sounds like what bch did. though in this guy's version he divies up Satoshi Nakamoto's coins too

this_that5553 2017-12-26 20:05:35

Yeah idk. If there’s gonna be forks left and right, sounds pretty bad for the future tbh

ThisIsChris 2017-12-26 20:06:54

I have a feeling these at least one of these changes will be incorporated into Bitcoin core, it will solve the current transaction problems with bitcoin, and the alternative forks will fade into obscurity, but at least now they provide the competitive pressure to cause btc to innovate

ThisIsChris 2017-12-26 20:07:41

Although because the forks keep the current block chains up until their fork, the controllers of btc are effectively in control of the forks too

ThisIsChris 2017-12-26 20:08:41

I think the bitcoin core team will ultimately be pressured more by the general public's inability to use btc in everyday commerce rather than by any pressue from altcoins

Tanner - SC 2017-12-27 00:08:33

I’m not concerned about the number of forks. There are 5,000 alt-coins and that’s fine, there can be 5,000 forks too.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-27 00:10:13

I’m confident that BCH is the future. Segwit was originally created so as to slightly increase tx capacity without increasing block size. Now small blockers are learning the hard way that 1 MB doesn’t work.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-27 00:12:14

So there’s some proposal to combine segwit and a smaller 4 MB blocksize increase. I wouldn’t back it. Segwit is needless complexity and most segwit supporters also support Replace By Fee, which allows reversible transactions which is a disaster. BCH is simple, honest, and scaling.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-27 00:13:19

Bitcoin core is also bankrolled by Blockstream, so they might never change.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-27 01:09:31

Excellent speech about how crypto can end wars:

Deleted User 2017-12-27 01:30:20

I'm going to pick up some other coins on binance soon. I was planning on using litecoin, but is ether or bitcoin a better option?

Jacob 2017-12-27 02:09:06

dude don't touch Litecoin

Jacob 2017-12-27 02:09:14

the founder sold all of his

this_that5553 2017-12-27 04:00:54

@Tanner - SC if you look at the segwit plans for the future, they’re planning on adding a lot. Bigger block sizes, contracts, etc

this_that5553 2017-12-27 04:01:17

I don’t see a point in BCH and other forks if the core team just incorporates the changes

Deleted User 2017-12-27 05:01:49

looking into Electroneum (ETN) right now. promising.

Deleted User 2017-12-27 05:03:43

one of the biggest token sales when in development at $40M total

ThisIsChris 2017-12-27 23:34:56

@here Just a generic but friendly reminder not to risk money you can't lose

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ThisIsChris 2017-12-27 23:35:41

Deleted User 2017-12-28 00:00:50

Someone suggested i buy Ripple at 1.10 but my finances are fixed to buying Ramen for the forseeable future

Deleted User 2017-12-28 00:36:03

Weev seemed very optimistic about Monero. He said he no longer holds much bitcoin and invested it there instead. Thoughts?

this_that5553 2017-12-28 01:03:58

Weev already made his money on BTC. On to the next one

this_that5553 2017-12-28 01:04:27

I tried setting up Monero app. The built in mining ability doesn't work and the wallet app feels buggy :/

this_that5553 2017-12-28 01:05:03

And Monero has a 25 word wallet seed AND a password. The password kinda defeats the purpose of the 25 word seed in terms of security

ThisIsChris 2017-12-28 07:16:46

@Deleted User I like the goals of Monero, but I did a deeper dive into how it works and I wasn't impressed. A pro is that receiving Monero seems successfully to be completely anonymous, because essentially a new receiving address is made for every Monero transaction. However for sending Monero it obscures your transactions by mixing your transactions with 3-10 others at a time. That gives you plausibile deniability to being the source of a single transaction but if you send a transaction twice to the same person then you are likely to be the only person mixed into both transactions. That doesn't seem very secure and also the mechanism smacks of Bitcoin mixers which have a lot of research showing they aren't as secure as advertised.
Ultimately the decision to invest right now is based on whether you think you'll make money. If you look at Monero priced in dollars then it *looks* like Monero has gone up 10x this year. But that's because ALL cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. So I would only invest in Monero over Bitcoin (Monero also being a bit of a PITA to obtain in my experience) if you think it's vastly going to outperform Bitcoin. Monero priced in Bitcoin (XMR/BTC) is exactly that and you can find multiple charts for it online, it's actually stayed relatively stable for a cryptocurrencies, meaning there's not much difference from a dollar standpoint whether you put you money in Bitcoin or Monero. Given the ease of entry, use, and ubiquity of Bitcoin I think it makes sense to stick with Bitcoin. I would only go into Monero if you really think there's a hidden factor that's going to make it pull ahead of Bitcoin more than where it already has in terms of popularity.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 14:17:42

Monero does not have to be held to utilize its unique value. Hold BCH, trade into Monero when you need a private tx, then trade out of Monero back into BCH.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 14:19:21

“If you send a tx twice to the same person”
That’s easy to resolve, just use a new address for every single transaction.

JohnStrasser 2017-12-28 14:38:40

What's the best alt coin?

JohnStrasser 2017-12-28 14:39:03

I'm gonna buy $300 in bitcoin and then diversify with alt coin

Deleted User 2017-12-28 16:13:06

>best alt coin
there really isnt one. if you want something to invest in the privacy coins are making a huge imprint and will continue to grow. these include Monero, Electroneum, and Zcash.

Deleted User 2017-12-28 16:13:39

if you want to get into the first social coin (huge investment possibility) that would be Sether.

Deleted User 2017-12-28 16:14:22

really tho. putting your money into any coin is good right now. bitcoin is still the giant and will continue to be so for some time.

Max White 2017-12-28 17:19:14

Crypto is like the internet in 1995. There will be many more coins and tech that will make money. So, if you did not invst in bitcoin in 2012 you still have a chace to make a lot of money now and in the future. You do need to educate youself. I hate Ripple and what it stands for but if it gets on coinbase it will be big.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 17:36:06

@JohnStrasser BCH is the best coin, IMO, better than BTC.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 17:41:30

This is BTC running into a major scaling limitation:


Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 17:43:02

Transaction rate is stuck because it can't scale:


JohnStrasser 2017-12-28 17:47:49


JohnStrasser 2017-12-28 17:48:11
Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 18:08:31

Copying a great YouTube comment from a video discussing the SegWit 2x fork coming up:

SegWit never had consensus, it would never be activated if it wasn't put into a compromise of SegWit2x which was to add SegWit and then also 2MB blocks. The 2x never happened, and this new SegWit2x fork is NOT the same thing.

New SegWit2X on 28t Dec is completely different thing. it is 4MB blocks, different algorithm, 2.5min block times, replay protection and pre-mine of Satoshi's coins (which is equivalent to theft of Satoshi's coins). This fork is one big fat scam written all over it.

Now about Lightning, it is only P2P IF 2 persons create channel directly between one another, but in reality this will not be the case. LN will have users create channels to highly concentrated HUBs which will be acting as middle man in transactions. Miners are not middle men as miners do not send/recieve an funds while LN HUBs do. Also LN is a centralised system. Bitcoin is not. In order to create LN channel you must first open a channel which is written to Bitcoin blockchain, paying a fee as for any other transaction, then again pay fee for closing this channel. It is more expensive to create direct channel in LN then just use Bitcoin layer.

LN is not a solution to Bitcoin scaling, LN is not a Bitcoin system at all. Bitcoin is chain of digital signatures... SegWit broke that rule by taking out the signatures, SegWit is therefore an Alcoin fork of Bitcoin and not a Bitcoin system either.

Bitcoin Cash is the only working as intended, Bitcoin system. if you read the Bitcoin white paper you will see Bitcoin is meant to be used as digital money, not as store of value (also store of value alone does not exist, I have video on this topic also).

Tanner - SC 2017-12-28 18:11:31

@this_that5553 you were asking about SegWit2x

this_that5553 2017-12-28 18:13:22

Segwit2 seems to be taking the best ideas from BCH though

ThisIsChris 2017-12-28 21:29:35

@this_that5553 that's what I figured would happen with BCH. BTC *can* be updated if enough big guys agree (I think I read it's really only 6 guys that have to agree)

this_that5553 2017-12-28 22:52:02

@ThisIsChris BCH already has a ton of the biggest names with bitcoin.

this_that5553 2017-12-28 22:52:25

Segwit 2 has some a negro woman and maybe an exchange backing them?

ThisIsChris 2017-12-28 23:00:53

@this_that5553 Yeah Segwit2x seems like randos, I was just agreeing with you that BTC could incorporate the code changes of any of the various forks. But you said BCH has major backers? I haven't seen anything but admit I haven't looked either

this_that5553 2017-12-28 23:20:34

Satoshi Dice uses BCH exclusively for one. overstock uses BCH and BTC both.

this_that5553 2017-12-28 23:20:53

BCH website shows all the backers

ThisIsChris 2017-12-28 23:21:58

No kidding, that's neat and news to me. For the record I fondly remember Satoshi dice as the place I lost all my doge coin in 2013

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 15:32:36

Check out this chart that shows median transaction fee for the major cryptos. BTC doesn't fare too well:

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 15:35:18


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Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:05:07

My major stakes atm are ripple and bch.

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:06:08

I thought I'd write my thoughts on crypto trading for consideration and critique.
I call my trade approach Parity Plus Advantage

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:08:42

The basic idea of the Parity part is that all things being equal in long run all major cryptos should be roughly equal in market cap value. You can use this to evaluate a parity price of different currencies. For example ripple has 100 billion units. Bitcoin has 21 million. If bitcoin is worth 15k then ripple parity is 3.15.

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:09:40

The Advantage part is the idea that in long run cryptos with technical advantage in speed security and utility should steal market cap from other cryptos.

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:10:19

For example ethereum is faster and has more utility than bitcoin so we should expect ethereum to exceed bitcoin in parity price in long run. How much is a soft estimate.

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:11:52

Using these methods I've decided to hold bitcoin cash and ripple. But if these are priced past parity I may sell out.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 18:14:41

>all major cryptos should be roughly equal in market cap value

What defines a "major" crypto?

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 18:15:10

I think a lot of cryptos are over-valued because they're full of people who just want to "catch the next bitcoin-like wave", not because they fundamentally offer value in usage.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 18:15:46

And I don't think the major infrastructure companies like Coinbase and BitPay will support 100 currencies, they'll probably keep it to 5 max.

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:17:58

I think btc bcc eth ltc xrp are the majors

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:18:08

But that may change with new comers

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 18:18:49

I'd consider anything with over 10 billion to be major currency.

Deleted User 2017-12-29 18:45:56

tbh. any investment into crypto right now is good. there really isnt a bad investment except for the bottom of the barrel shitcoins.

Deleted User 2017-12-29 18:46:09

and even then you can make money on those

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 19:02:30

@Perihelion - CA so you're saying "if they're close in value, they'll get closer in value"?

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 19:03:37

I'm saying if they stay in use then they'll get closer in value in long run minus structural advantages

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 19:05:57

For example. Let's assume bitcoin and ripple are equally useful. Then ripple should be worth 3.15. It's priced at 1.6. That's a buy. Now let's consider structural advantages. Is ripple more or less useful than btc? I'd say more useful. So that's an added margin of comfort. End result: ripple is a buy, btc is a sell

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 19:06:48

Calculating parity gives you a baseline to start evaluating advantages or disadvantages

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 19:29:01

Venezuela is launching "petro" a crypto backed by $250 billion in oil

Perihelion - CA 2017-12-29 19:29:30

That's a major challenge to financial system. Something to watch carefully

Jacob 2017-12-29 22:04:00

Tether is pegged to the dollar, but fluctuates. What's stopping me from buying every time it goes below $1, selling every time it goes above, and making easy money?

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 22:48:54

Tether is a scam

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 22:49:00

It is not backed by USD

Tanner - SC 2017-12-29 22:49:06

They print as much as they want

Jacob 2017-12-29 23:05:55

You think it will crash soon?

Tanner - SC 2017-12-30 05:16:17

I’m not one for timing, just looking at fundamentals.

Darth 2017-12-30 16:21:35

Can anyone provide and pin to this channel a beginner's primer to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcouns, etc? I am thinking of getting in the game but wanted to consult experts here in my IE fam.

Darth 2017-12-30 16:54:42


Darth 2017-12-30 16:54:50

It says 404 error...

Darth 2017-12-30 17:01:38

NVM...edited the link and got working. Appreciate it.

Darth 2017-12-30 17:24:08

Maybe I am late to the game with this question, but do you guys see that the potential rise in oil prices will also create a rise in BTC value since mining requires 20 barrels for 1 BTC?

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 17:25:47

I'm sure this has been asked here more than once, but I want to start getting involved and learning as much as possible about crypto - what are the best resources to start reading about it? I assume Googling it will lead to reading some shit-tier normie resources and I won't that woke alt-right crypto info

Darth 2017-12-30 17:27:28

@Jeb! Nationalism - MD I am looking for the same. I want to start investing in the next few days. BTC at first, but also interested in Ethereum and all the tokens and altcoins

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 17:29:27

@Darth Right on. I had a little BTC I bought for $25 way back in the day, and I sold it for $500 earlier this year when I didn't know anything about it. I just saw an article about how much Bitcoin had raised and I was like "Hey, I bet I still have some of that!" :p

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 17:30:13

I really want to read and know as much about it as possible before I get involved in putting more money into it

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 17:31:39

I'm also looking for which sites for crypto news are the most reliable

Darth 2017-12-30 17:38:33

Yeah, that is sort of where I am. However, I have researched enough to drop $500 into BTC once I find the best wallet option and exchange. Just a drop in the bucket, but will be adding to it each pay check. I am already investing 26% of my pre tax dollars into a 401k and maxxed out this year. So rolling the dice a bit on BTC makes sense. It is money I can lose without "feeling it"

Tanner - SC 2017-12-30 18:08:51

@Darth >BTC value since mining requires 20 barrels for 1 BTC?

This argument comes up again and again. It's easy to calculate the amount of power needed for mining the bitcoin network, so everyone harps on it. The fact is, it is FAR less resource consumption than the fiat currency system. But because it's hard to add up all of the costs in the fiat system, no one makes the comparison. All of the brick and mortar buildings for banks, all of the employees who physically commute to work, their time, the BRINKS trucks toting around cash, the outdated exchange markets which have physical open and close times ... it all adds up to a tremendous amount, but since there's no hard number, everyone points a stupid finger at bitcoin like they know something. I bet more energy goes into the gas tanks alone of the employees commuting to the banks in just one city each day than the entire bitcoin network.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-30 18:10:13

@Jeb! Nationalism - MD Did you watch the above video?

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 18:10:56

@Tanner - SC just started watching it. I misread the title when scrolling through before I posted. I thought it was a bitcoin cash video

Tanner - SC 2017-12-30 18:11:22

That video was made back when bitcoin still had the vision that bitcoin cash is carrying out today. It's a good watch.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-30 18:12:29

And everyone asking "what is the intro to bitcoin?" What aspect are you looking to learn? How it was created? How it works? How to buy it? How to transact with it? How to securely store it? How to estimate the market potential for it?

Jeb! Nationalism - MD 2017-12-30 18:30:57

Thanks for the all the info. I think my main concern for getting started was that I wanted to learn as much about the technical aspect and how it works as possible. I don't think I would be able to get a grasp on a super autist technical level, but just to have a better understanding of it. I'll start out with the resources you posted, thanks @Tanner - SC

this_that5553 2017-12-30 20:46:37

I feel that. I've tried to learn many times. But so many coins are complete trash at onboarding people

this_that5553 2017-12-30 20:49:12

Now seems to be a good time to buy BTC and BCH tho

Tanner - SC 2017-12-31 00:33:38

>But so many coins are complete trash at onboarding people
So many coins are complete trash.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-31 00:41:11

Mike Enoch had a great point on a recent TDS podcast when he said that one of the reasons a lot of the junkcoins are rising in price is because there's no way for wiser investors to bet against them. Without an options market (enables shorting), there is far less ability for downward pressure on price.

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:46:42

@everyone hello! Totally new to crypto

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:46:52

I am in the middle of setting up a coin base account

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:47:00

And it is not accepting my bank account

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:47:08

oh hey Volkmom

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:47:15

So I thought I'd try to just link my debit card for now?

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:47:18


Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:47:21

ur on the /pg/ discord right?

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:47:24

You probably have to verify

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:47:36

But THAT is requiring me to upload my ID???

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:48:00

It's actually being set up for normie trading so I'm not necessarily concerned about opsec in that regard

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:48:11
Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:48:13

coinbase is not the best. you can use to buy coins but NEVER sell coins there.

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:48:30

Hmm. Ok what Wallet should I do?

sigruna14 2017-12-31 02:48:43

@Deleted User Why not sell to them?

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:49:01

I need to convert SBD

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:49:03

your wallet should be the GUI you can download from the bitcoin site itself. never leave your coins on a website based wallet.

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:49:21

My main need rn is to convert sbd

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:49:40

@sigruna14 the reason being the IRS is now confirmed inside coinbase to see if people make over 20k from coinbase transactions.

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:49:55

because coinbase is a huge node dont use it for selling

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:50:07

@Deleted User GUI? Sorry I'm such a damn boomer. What is that?

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:50:11

use localbitcoins or localmonero or local[insertcoinhere]

sigruna14 2017-12-31 02:50:30

How else are you gonna convert to USD? And does it not matter so long as you're not transferring too much?

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:50:39

@Volkmom do you want to get bitcoin or a different coin? the wallet depends on what you want to get

ThisIsChris 2017-12-31 02:50:39

But localmonero is super expensive

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:51:08

I need to convert SBD, and I think I would rather buy lite coin or eth

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:51:24

Or ripple

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:51:31

Dont make fun lol

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:51:52

ok lets start with ETH. good solid coin.

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:52:07

Good idea!

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:52:26

Ok I am a user on steemit

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:52:29

I have sbd

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:52:40

I'm a total newbie here and just got a chunk of sbd

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:53:23

which operating system are you using?

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:53:29

windows, mac, linux

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:53:35

im going to guess windows

sigruna14 2017-12-31 02:55:19

>using windows

sigruna14 2017-12-31 02:55:20


Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:55:36

i know but i dont know which OS she is using and i had to take a guess

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:55:56

@Deleted User no its a MAC

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:56:11

OH OK one second

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:56:42

watch this as a tutorial

Volkmom 2017-12-31 02:57:01

Ok ty!

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:57:13

and here is the website he is getting it from https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

this_that5553 2017-12-31 02:57:30

Yeah is it normal for them to request ID for buying coins?

Deleted User 2017-12-31 02:57:35

just need to find the one labled Ethereum-Wallet-macosx-0-9-3.dmg

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