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2017-12-21 20:29:35 UTC

This is the coiner ghetto

2017-12-21 20:29:47 UTC

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/

2017-12-21 20:29:50 UTC


2017-12-21 20:30:12 UTC

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

2017-12-21 20:30:29 UTC

@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

2017-12-21 20:33:08 UTC

@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/

2017-12-21 20:33:53 UTC

@Deleted User how bout them btc gains

2017-12-21 20:33:54 UTC

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

2017-12-21 20:34:07 UTC


2017-12-21 20:34:23 UTC

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

2017-12-21 20:34:44 UTC

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

2017-12-21 20:36:51 UTC

crypto is a gay

2017-12-21 20:38:47 UTC

Salty no coiners get out reeeeeeee

2017-12-21 20:49:33 UTC

Reeeeee this is a coiner only channel

2017-12-21 20:58:11 UTC

Koba playing both sides

2017-12-21 20:58:16 UTC


2017-12-21 20:58:25 UTC

Not getting any of my crypto gains

2017-12-21 21:05:26 UTC

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.

2017-12-21 21:17:54 UTC

@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?

2017-12-21 21:18:22 UTC

@Deleted User yes that sounds great!

2017-12-21 21:19:22 UTC

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.


2017-12-21 21:20:00 UTC

2017-12-21 21:20:27 UTC

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

2017-12-21 21:20:31 UTC

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

2017-12-21 21:21:31 UTC

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

2017-12-21 21:29:23 UTC

Looks good, thanks!

2017-12-21 21:39:12 UTC

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

2017-12-21 21:59:25 UTC

mining CPU is inefficient to power consumption

2017-12-21 22:57:53 UTC

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

2017-12-21 23:13:41 UTC

How is that even possible?

2017-12-21 23:49:06 UTC

@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.

2017-12-21 23:50:41 UTC

How do you mine using your heating?

2017-12-22 00:02:54 UTC

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.

2017-12-22 00:04:41 UTC

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.

2017-12-22 00:08:13 UTC


2017-12-22 00:15:44 UTC

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

2017-12-22 00:54:04 UTC

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

2017-12-22 00:54:12 UTC

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

2017-12-22 01:14:31 UTC

daily reminder to invest into MGTI stock

2017-12-22 01:14:48 UTC

it is one of the first companies directly tied to Bitcoin

2017-12-22 01:15:13 UTC

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

2017-12-22 01:31:35 UTC

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

2017-12-22 01:31:44 UTC

XMR is just the best

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2017-12-22 18:10:28 UTC

He bought high lol git rekt

2017-12-22 18:12:12 UTC

Daily reminder

2017-12-22 21:22:39 UTC

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

2017-12-22 22:32:53 UTC

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

2017-12-22 23:08:26 UTC

i bought my 4 at $600

2017-12-22 23:08:33 UTC

im riding it

2017-12-23 00:19:48 UTC

HODL is the best long term strat

2017-12-23 00:20:00 UTC

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

2017-12-23 00:20:31 UTC

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

2017-12-23 00:20:55 UTC

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

2017-12-23 00:35:16 UTC

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

2017-12-23 00:37:06 UTC

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.

2017-12-23 02:41:05 UTC

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

2017-12-24 00:27:46 UTC

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

2017-12-24 18:37:26 UTC

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

2017-12-24 18:39:27 UTC

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

2017-12-24 18:41:27 UTC

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

2017-12-25 13:16:00 UTC

How does it take too buy

2017-12-25 17:25:27 UTC
2017-12-25 17:26:46 UTC

I meant how long does a purchase take

2017-12-25 17:27:21 UTC

for crypto coins?

2017-12-25 17:27:42 UTC

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

2017-12-25 17:27:51 UTC

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

2017-12-25 17:28:01 UTC

did you transfer it to your wallet?

2017-12-25 17:28:24 UTC

It still says pending

2017-12-25 17:28:32 UTC

did you sync your wallet?

2017-12-25 17:28:47 UTC

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

2017-12-25 17:28:59 UTC

I’m using Coinbase

2017-12-25 17:29:17 UTC

>using coinbase

2017-12-25 17:29:25 UTC

u fugged up

2017-12-25 17:29:35 UTC


2017-12-25 17:29:46 UTC

How badly?

2017-12-25 17:30:25 UTC

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.

2017-12-25 17:30:49 UTC


2017-12-25 17:31:00 UTC

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

2017-12-25 17:31:14 UTC

I’ll have to look into it more

2017-12-25 17:31:36 UTC

Will my transaction ever be done

2017-12-25 17:31:38 UTC

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

2017-12-25 17:31:49 UTC


2017-12-25 17:31:52 UTC

one day

2017-12-25 17:37:08 UTC


2017-12-26 03:02:08 UTC

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.

2017-12-26 03:02:16 UTC
2017-12-26 05:36:37 UTC

Makes sense

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2017-12-26 16:39:14 UTC

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

2017-12-26 16:57:36 UTC

Yeah basically. The website explains it

2017-12-26 18:56:01 UTC

I actually really like bitcoin cash and their phone wallet

2017-12-26 18:56:04 UTC

pretty slick

2017-12-26 19:48:04 UTC
2017-12-26 20:04:51 UTC

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

2017-12-26 20:05:35 UTC

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

2017-12-26 20:06:54 UTC

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

2017-12-26 20:07:41 UTC

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

2017-12-26 20:08:41 UTC

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

2017-12-27 00:08:33 UTC

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.

2017-12-27 00:10:13 UTC

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.

2017-12-27 00:12:14 UTC

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.

2017-12-27 00:13:19 UTC

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

2017-12-27 01:09:31 UTC

Excellent speech about how crypto can end wars:

2017-12-27 01:30:20 UTC

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?

2017-12-27 02:09:06 UTC

dude don't touch Litecoin

2017-12-27 02:09:14 UTC

the founder sold all of his

2017-12-27 04:00:54 UTC

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

2017-12-27 04:01:17 UTC

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

2017-12-27 05:01:49 UTC

looking into Electroneum (ETN) right now. promising.

2017-12-27 05:03:43 UTC

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

2017-12-27 23:34:56 UTC

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

2017-12-27 23:35:27 UTC


2017-12-27 23:35:41 UTC

2017-12-28 00:00:50 UTC

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

2017-12-28 00:36:03 UTC

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

2017-12-28 01:03:58 UTC

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

2017-12-28 01:04:27 UTC

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

2017-12-28 01:05:03 UTC

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

2017-12-28 07:16:46 UTC

@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.

2017-12-28 14:17:42 UTC

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.

2017-12-28 14:19:21 UTC

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

2017-12-28 14:38:40 UTC

What's the best alt coin?

2017-12-28 14:39:03 UTC

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

2017-12-28 16:13:06 UTC

>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.

2017-12-28 16:13:39 UTC

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

2017-12-28 16:14:22 UTC

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.

2017-12-28 17:19:14 UTC

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.

2017-12-28 17:36:06 UTC

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

2017-12-28 17:41:30 UTC

This is BTC running into a major scaling limitation:


2017-12-28 17:43:02 UTC

Transaction rate is stuck because it can't scale:


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2017-12-28 17:48:11 UTC
2017-12-28 18:08:31 UTC

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).

2017-12-28 18:11:31 UTC

@this_that5553 you were asking about SegWit2x

2017-12-28 18:13:22 UTC

Segwit2 seems to be taking the best ideas from BCH though

2017-12-28 21:29:35 UTC

@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)

2017-12-28 22:52:02 UTC

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

2017-12-28 22:52:25 UTC

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

2017-12-28 23:00:53 UTC

@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

2017-12-28 23:20:34 UTC

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

2017-12-28 23:20:53 UTC

BCH website shows all the backers

2017-12-28 23:21:58 UTC

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

2017-12-29 15:32:36 UTC

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

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2017-12-29 18:05:07 UTC

My major stakes atm are ripple and bch.

2017-12-29 18:06:08 UTC

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

2017-12-29 18:08:42 UTC

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.

2017-12-29 18:09:40 UTC

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.

2017-12-29 18:10:19 UTC

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.

2017-12-29 18:11:52 UTC

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

2017-12-29 18:14:41 UTC

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

What defines a "major" crypto?

2017-12-29 18:15:10 UTC

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.

2017-12-29 18:15:46 UTC

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.

2017-12-29 18:17:58 UTC

I think btc bcc eth ltc xrp are the majors

2017-12-29 18:18:08 UTC

But that may change with new comers

2017-12-29 18:18:49 UTC

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

2017-12-29 18:45:56 UTC

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

2017-12-29 18:46:09 UTC

and even then you can make money on those

2017-12-29 19:02:30 UTC

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

2017-12-29 19:03:37 UTC

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

2017-12-29 19:05:57 UTC

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

2017-12-29 19:06:48 UTC

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

2017-12-29 19:29:01 UTC

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

2017-12-29 19:29:30 UTC

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

2017-12-29 22:04:00 UTC

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?

2017-12-29 22:48:54 UTC

Tether is a scam

2017-12-29 22:49:00 UTC

It is not backed by USD

2017-12-29 22:49:06 UTC

They print as much as they want

2017-12-29 23:05:55 UTC

You think it will crash soon?

2017-12-30 05:16:17 UTC

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

2017-12-30 16:21:35 UTC

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.

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2017-12-30 16:54:50 UTC

It says 404 error...

2017-12-30 17:01:38 UTC

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

2017-12-30 17:24:08 UTC

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?

2017-12-30 17:25:47 UTC

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

2017-12-30 17:27:28 UTC

@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

2017-12-30 17:29:27 UTC

@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

2017-12-30 17:30:13 UTC

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

2017-12-30 17:31:39 UTC

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

2017-12-30 17:38:33 UTC

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"

2017-12-30 18:08:51 UTC

@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.

2017-12-30 18:10:13 UTC

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

2017-12-30 18:10:56 UTC

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

2017-12-30 18:11:22 UTC

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

2017-12-30 18:12:29 UTC

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?

2017-12-30 18:30:57 UTC

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

2017-12-30 20:46:37 UTC

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

2017-12-30 20:49:12 UTC

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

2017-12-31 00:33:01 UTC
2017-12-31 00:33:38 UTC

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

2017-12-31 00:41:11 UTC

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.

2017-12-31 02:46:42 UTC

@everyone hello! Totally new to crypto

2017-12-31 02:46:52 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:47:00 UTC

And it is not accepting my bank account

2017-12-31 02:47:08 UTC

oh hey Volkmom

2017-12-31 02:47:15 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:47:18 UTC


2017-12-31 02:47:21 UTC

ur on the /pg/ discord right?

2017-12-31 02:47:24 UTC

You probably have to verify

2017-12-31 02:47:36 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:48:00 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:48:11 UTC
2017-12-31 02:48:13 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:48:30 UTC

Hmm. Ok what Wallet should I do?

2017-12-31 02:48:43 UTC

@Deleted User Why not sell to them?

2017-12-31 02:49:01 UTC

I need to convert SBD

2017-12-31 02:49:03 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:49:21 UTC

My main need rn is to convert sbd

2017-12-31 02:49:40 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:49:55 UTC

because coinbase is a huge node dont use it for selling

2017-12-31 02:50:07 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:50:11 UTC

use localbitcoins or localmonero or local[insertcoinhere]

2017-12-31 02:50:30 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:50:39 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:50:39 UTC

But localmonero is super expensive

2017-12-31 02:51:08 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:51:24 UTC

Or ripple

2017-12-31 02:51:31 UTC

Dont make fun lol

2017-12-31 02:51:52 UTC

ok lets start with ETH. good solid coin.

2017-12-31 02:52:07 UTC

Good idea!

2017-12-31 02:52:26 UTC

Ok I am a user on steemit

2017-12-31 02:52:29 UTC

I have sbd

2017-12-31 02:52:40 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:53:23 UTC

which operating system are you using?

2017-12-31 02:53:29 UTC

windows, mac, linux

2017-12-31 02:53:35 UTC

im going to guess windows

2017-12-31 02:55:19 UTC

>using windows

2017-12-31 02:55:20 UTC


2017-12-31 02:55:36 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:55:56 UTC

@Deleted User no its a MAC

2017-12-31 02:56:11 UTC

OH OK one second

2017-12-31 02:56:42 UTC

watch this as a tutorial

2017-12-31 02:57:01 UTC

Ok ty!

2017-12-31 02:57:13 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:57:30 UTC

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

2017-12-31 02:57:35 UTC

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

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