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Has anyone here bought Bitcoin or other Cryptocurrencies?

Do you still have them or did you sell?

by Anonymousreply 7202/05/2018

Asking for a friend

by Anonymousreply 110/18/2017

I have fractional "shares" of Bitcoin and plan on buying more. Also own 6.2 Litecoin. I'm going to continue to invest in Bitcoin and Litecoin, as well as a few other crypto. If you are serious about buying Bitcoin, buy a hardware wallet to store them (Ledger Nano S).

Bitcoin is now worth $6,000 each, and will probably be worth upwards of $500,000 each in a decade. Fastest appreciating "stock" in history.

by Anonymousreply 210/21/2017

how to buy "fractional shares"? I want to invest in Bitcoin but I don't have 6k to spare....

by Anonymousreply 310/21/2017

R3

You can buy .0000001 bitcoins. It’s very fractional.

It is another dotcom bubble. They can be easily tracked. If a government agency wants to track a bitcoin, it is child’s play.

It also fails to meet the regression theorem.

by Anonymousreply 410/21/2017

R3, sign up for an account on Coinbase.com. That's how everyone starts buying crypto. Very easy to buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum there, and then send to a wallet. You can email me if you have any questions - elijah.taylor15@outlook.com

by Anonymousreply 510/21/2017

Thank you for the info R5

by Anonymousreply 610/21/2017

You have to link your bank account. what if they get hacked ? that's my worry...

by Anonymousreply 710/21/2017

I am the proud owner of 31.5 bitcoin. I invested about $16,000 altogether. Best investment of my life.

by Anonymousreply 810/21/2017

i own 48.....bought them at 321 dollars.........wow wow wow....I am ecstatic

by Anonymousreply 910/21/2017

R8

That half million will have to eventually be declared as capital gains if you withdraw or use them.

You owe the government major taxes.

by Anonymousreply 1010/21/2017

r10......not if I spend them in another country directly for merchandise (with a private merchant) after I retire and move there.......think about it......

by Anonymousreply 1110/21/2017

when did you start investing in bitcoin?

by Anonymousreply 1210/21/2017

R11, I'm listening. Are there any other ways to get out of paying capital gains taxes down the road? Bitcoin really shouldn't be subject to the antiquated tax law, ugh.

by Anonymousreply 1310/21/2017

R11

That’s dangerous.

If any tax authority decides to audit you, these Bitcoins (unless you are scrupulous about connecting your “real identity”) the government can easily connect you to those coins.

It is low risk unless you run afoul of the law, but liquidating that many assets in any fashion is going to attract tax collection.

by Anonymousreply 1410/21/2017

R13

No. You can attempt to liquidate them, and launder them, but any purchase can be tracked with enough time. The problem is that quantum leaps in processing power is making searching the blockchain for transactions much easier. You can launder a coin a billion times and they can still find you.

Government that is losing control will attack indiscriminately at anyone trying to circumvent their powers.

by Anonymousreply 1510/21/2017

r14............you really think the "tax authorities" in rural Portugal (Albufeira) are going to track me down for spending bitcoin to buy tomatoes at the local farmer's market........in a rural town..........(and yes, I have witnessed farmers taking them for purchases)......remember they are fractional.....you can spend $.30 in bitcoin if you want to..........for a pack of gum.......or whatever someone will sell you for that thirty cents..........

by Anonymousreply 1610/21/2017

R16

You aren’t in Amerika, land of the unfunded pension.

When the government decides to take your money, it will take your money. You are in a better position than most Americans, though.

by Anonymousreply 1710/21/2017

but aren't you supposed to link it to your bank account, of course govt. will have your ID.

by Anonymousreply 1810/21/2017

When the inevitable crash happens will musicals be big again?

by Anonymousreply 1910/21/2017

R11 is not R8.

Anyway, I’m very aware of capital gains tax. But it’s long term capital gains at least.

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2017

I think the vulnerability issue will result in a crash more so than the value issue. The original code has now been tweaked and rework and eventually someone will release a more stable, less energy intensive, more robust “coin”.

Ethereum is almost there.

by Anonymousreply 2112/05/2017

Okay so can I put them in the candy machine to buy my Twix?

Seriously, what are they and how are they used?

by Anonymousreply 2212/05/2017

[quote]but aren't you supposed to link it to your bank account,

No, they can be bought and sold without involving your bank account.

by Anonymousreply 2312/05/2017

where to buy Ledger Nano S? only online? was trying to get one in my hands today. so i can buy bitcoin.

anyone bought it via atm in nyc?

by Anonymousreply 2412/07/2017

anyone use wall of coins?

by Anonymousreply 2512/07/2017

it starts trading next wk on major exchange. what will that do to the price? damn! i wished I bought it when i first saw this thread when the price was $6000! it's now more than doubled!

by Anonymousreply 2612/07/2017

Moderation is really slipping if this thread with a shill and his personal email address at R5 is still here.

by Anonymousreply 2712/07/2017

Bitcoin On Path To Functioning Just Like Real Currency After Small Concentration Of People Acquire Majority Of It.

by Anonymousreply 2812/10/2017

I sold my two coins for $250 in like 2012 and thought I was doing well.

I still don't see a future in it. You can't buy much now with it. Now it's so volatile, no one will purchase with it as the price will change in seconds and the transaction fee is high. Verification times normally took ten to twenty seconds but direct exchange was as long as 30 hours in some cases during these high trading times.

There's no real point to it, unless you're laundering money or doing something shady because everything can be done above board and in the open with a dollar or Euro or whatever.

Bitcoins must be stored offline securely because an online exchange can be hacked. Bitcoins have never been hacked but the exchanges have (it's like robbing a bank). So you have to store them yourself to be sure with long secure passwords. The only way to know for sure you're computer is free of malware is to reinstall your O/S, then move your bitcoin to the wallet, then disconnect. To much trouble for now.

Eventually to buy anything of value you're going to have to convert your bitcoins and you'll need to pay tax or whatever you're trying to avoid, so why not do it in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 2912/11/2017

prices went up today.

by Anonymousreply 3012/11/2017

The fascination with bitcoin is typical of a sputtering recovery.

by Anonymousreply 3112/12/2017

Pat Boone says just buy gold.

by Anonymousreply 3212/12/2017

Most of the trading in Bitcoin right now is being driven by individual investors from Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Asian countries have strong gambling cultures.

by Anonymousreply 3312/12/2017

If William Devane aint endorsing, I ain't buying.

by Anonymousreply 3412/12/2017

R33

The hype is unbelievable.

It is, almost to a beat, an exact replica of the mania around AOL Time Warner, but with a logarithmic frame.

Anything but $/£/¥/€ is valuable.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre...

by Anonymousreply 3512/12/2017

I heard some financial guy on the radio talking about this and brought up the Beanie Baby boom of the late 90s. Didn't instill much confidence.

by Anonymousreply 3612/12/2017

Japan is driving the boom.

by Anonymousreply 3712/15/2017

I put a few hundred dollars into Ripple. It's appreciated by $3K now.

by Anonymousreply 3812/15/2017

R38

A sovereign issued crypto backed by gold is going to be the winner.

Singapore is too small. China is too disastrous fiscally.

A cryptoruble is the most likely probability, backed by 6k tons of gold.

by Anonymousreply 3912/15/2017

Get in, get it UP and GET OUT

That was the motto of gays and it's the motto of easy money. You too can be rich.

by Anonymousreply 4012/15/2017

This has "Ponzi Scheme" written all over it .

by Anonymousreply 4112/15/2017

R41

Not really. A Ponzi scheme is based on fraud.

The vast majority buying bitcoin know that they are gambling.

Cryptography and finance are the future, but bit coin is an imperfect vehicle. It will be a noble failure, but without something more than mathematics it will be replaced by better competitors.

The settlement time and expense for bitcoin has reached preposterous levels. Buying one today can take a few hours to a few days of processing time, at a significant premium cost-Two things that bitcoin was supposed to be superior to when compared to visa and MasterCard.

by Anonymousreply 4212/15/2017

Oopsie!

Bitcoin plunges $1,000 in less than an hour

The digital currency fell from $17,929 to a low of $16,912 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, according to Coinbase.

by Anonymousreply 4312/19/2017

BItcoin is so over, buy Bitcoin Cash the fork of Bitcoin.

You can make millions, don't be left out

by Anonymousreply 4412/19/2017

spam for today, all about fake money.

by Anonymousreply 4512/20/2017

[quote]I put a few hundred dollars into Ripple.

Why? You could've bought some two-buck Chuck.

by Anonymousreply 4612/20/2017

Did you get out at $16,000? Cause it's down under $14,000.

by Anonymousreply 4712/21/2017

yep, i've been buying BTC since late 2014. it can be a pain in the ass to purchase, especially if you want to do it anonymously. i initially used Coinbase, but it would take several days for a transaction to clear. since then i've used many different exchanges, including Paxful (Western Union, though you can basically pay using everything from Amazon giftcards to cash deposits) and , most recently, localbitcoins (paypal). i haven't purchased BTC in several months, but apparently transaction fees have skyrocketed due to BTC's gains. it wouldn't make much sense to purchase a small amount of BTC at the moment due to transaction fees. it's insane that just two years ago one could buy 1 BTC for $200. This time last year BTC hadn't even reached 1k. In October, the last time I purchase, BTC was at ~7k.

That said, I would advise against investing in BTC at this point and instead look at up-and-comers like Monero. Feel free to ask me any questions!

by Anonymousreply 4812/21/2017

CRASHEROONIE! Ha, where's shill OP now? Jumped off a ledge?

by Anonymousreply 4912/22/2017

R48

Government is looking closely at the robust nature of block chain enabled transactions.

I will be called a Russian troll, but I am a fan of Elvira Nabiullina. She’s smarter than most. She has been running the central bank through the sanctions over Crimea, RussiaGate, BRI/EAEU negotiations...she’s magnificent.

She has already started a project to link the ruble to a cryptocurrency, a cryptoruble, fully convertible to gold @ 1mg per ruble.

It takes 50 ruble for a dollar, and a gram of gold is worth $40, or R2,000 for a gram, at current prices.

It would be a shock devaluation of 100% against the dollar, but gold transfer would quickly change that.
 As a stable sovereign nation, the cryptoruble would quickly be accepted and useful worldwide.

Russian expats would quickly open black-market branches where Nigerians, Vietnamese, Australians, Indians, Mexicans, and even Americans come to bring gold and exchange it for crypto ruble.
 Since it is a sovereign backed by gold very few companies or individuals would have any problem accepting it. The hardware is already available on chip readers and phones.

The sharp rise in Russia’s export cost would be a challenge for the first year, but the massive increase in what rubles will purchase on the international market would more than make up for it.
If gold hit $12,000 oz then Russians would be sitting pretty to have the next World Reserve Currency.

by Anonymousreply 5012/22/2017

Bitcoin under $10,000 now.

by Anonymousreply 5101/17/2018

r51

Bitcoin? Is that still around

by Anonymousreply 5201/17/2018

those in the know realize this is a huge huge huge buying opportunity for all the major cryptos..............get a clue............

by Anonymousreply 5301/17/2018

R53

Until you can use bitcoin to buy a cup of coffee without paying $25 in transaction fees it is a speculative asset.

by Anonymousreply 5401/17/2018

Bitcoin enthusiasts are taking this little crash well

by Anonymousreply 5501/17/2018

R55

Bitcoin is pre internet message board tech, literally.

Each iteration of the initial White Paper builds on the theory, and will eventually create a more robust version.

Like encryption, the underlying technology is far more important than Bitcoin itself.

by Anonymousreply 5601/17/2018

so what's happening?

I have a hard bitcoin wallet, i haven't even opened it yet. I don't have an account anywhere, can someone send me bitcoin if i have this wallet?

by Anonymousreply 5701/23/2018

The government can print money to cover debts. That, in and of itself, is deeply problematic. We will eventually turn this country into North Korea or Venezuela unless the federal reserve is abolished.

by Anonymousreply 5801/23/2018

A colleague's wife bought one - just one - cause she is a financial something or other and she thought she should have one and she bought it for $400. We were sitting around talking about everyone's retirement plans when this came up and it seems her one bit coin was worth $14,00 that day. This was maybe a week ago.

by Anonymousreply 5901/23/2018

Worth what? How can she spend it or live on it? Retire on it? It's fake money.

by Anonymousreply 6001/25/2018

Do you want to make more money????

by Anonymousreply 6101/25/2018

You misspelled "money." It's "money" in quotes.

I've only been hearing about bitcoin in spam emails from China, other than here.

by Anonymousreply 6201/25/2018

Buy Etherium rather than Bitcoin. More likely to succeed in the long run, and although it's run up a lot, it's not ridiculous. Ehterium is more likely to become accepted anyway.

by Anonymousreply 6301/25/2018

R60

The US dollar, British pound, your road, in, and yuan are all fake too.

by Anonymousreply 6401/30/2018

YOUR ROAD-EURO

by Anonymousreply 6501/30/2018

Bitcoin enthusiasts are so fucking dumb.

by Anonymousreply 6601/30/2018

It's under 10,000 right now.

by Anonymousreply 6701/30/2018

Also I believe that $500 for coin is more likely, it could conceivably hit $100,000 per fucking coin.

Markets are insane, Especially when the Federal Reserve is pumping billions every day into the economy.

Crazed.

by Anonymousreply 6801/30/2018

$8814 as of now.

No interest in selling, though. They will retain historical value, like any two letter .com address, but will be supplanted by a better design soon.

by Anonymousreply 6902/01/2018

it's crashing...

by Anonymousreply 7002/02/2018

Under 6500 now.

by Anonymousreply 7102/05/2018

R71

As markets keep going down, bitcoin might actually stabilize for a while.

The BOJ/ECB/PBOC/FED will be forced to monetize as this correction goes deeper and deeper.

When all your valuations are fake, denoted in fake money, finding the bottom will be very difficult for this market.

Eventually one of the four big central banks will directly monetize and the party will be on once again, for a few quarters, until the orgy of monetary easing turns dollars, euros, yuan and yen into toilet paper quasi simultaneously.

by Anonymousreply 7202/05/2018
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