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Bitcoin Takes a Dive!

Oh but such a great idea, what could go wrong?

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by Anonymousreply 300June 25, 2022 10:17 AM

Bitcoin is a fraud.

I hope it collapses.

by Anonymousreply 1January 10, 2022 10:04 PM

It always has a major "correction" this time of year.

by Anonymousreply 2January 10, 2022 10:10 PM

I’m going into tulip bulbs.

by Anonymousreply 3January 10, 2022 10:10 PM

Crypto is a Ponzi scheme.

by Anonymousreply 4January 10, 2022 10:12 PM

For something that was (allegedly) supposed to usher the new era of more libertarian approach to finance, it sure looks like something not far removed from the regular financial system: most of it is concentrated in the hands of very few.

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by Anonymousreply 5January 10, 2022 10:16 PM

Bitcoin is a scam and I’m going to laugh my ass off when it finally crashes for good.

by Anonymousreply 6January 10, 2022 10:20 PM

Try bitkub, the real investor behind it is infallible.

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by Anonymousreply 7January 10, 2022 10:21 PM

My poor mother worked the mines...

by Anonymousreply 8January 10, 2022 10:22 PM

Buy low. Then hold. I wouldnt invest my life savings in it, but if I am going to spend $100 i would rather put it in bitcoin than uber eats or impulse buys from amazon

by Anonymousreply 9January 10, 2022 10:22 PM

It's a living thing.

by Anonymousreply 10January 10, 2022 10:27 PM

How do I buy it? I'm getting lot of messages from brokers trying to get me into it. But surely they're frauds right?

by Anonymousreply 11January 10, 2022 10:36 PM

I think you best not, R11.

by Anonymousreply 12January 10, 2022 10:37 PM

R11 If you are that hell bent on giving your money away at least consider donating some of it to me now.

by Anonymousreply 13January 10, 2022 10:43 PM

R12, it happened before and skyrocketed all over again. This thread is an elderfag thread filled with Boomers who don’t even know what Bitcoin is. It’s not going anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 14January 10, 2022 10:47 PM

It's anti-sovereign government, used mainly for money-laundering, blackmail and speculation, concentrated in a VERY few hands, and massively destructive of the environment.

Other than that, it's all good!

by Anonymousreply 15January 10, 2022 10:49 PM

I do so love when the cryptobros go on about how it's a currency which can't be influenced by governments or bankers. Oh, so just Elon Musk's tweets then?

by Anonymousreply 16January 10, 2022 10:50 PM

R11, you can buy bitcoin if you have a paypal amount. You can buy small increments, like $20 worth

by Anonymousreply 17January 10, 2022 10:55 PM

* paypal account

by Anonymousreply 18January 10, 2022 10:55 PM

You should read the post by R15 and when you are done follow it up with the patriot act.

by Anonymousreply 19January 10, 2022 10:56 PM

Gotta hand it to everyone who bought into the ETF @ $40

I think it closed at like $25

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by Anonymousreply 20January 10, 2022 10:59 PM

Bitcoin can burn in hell!!!!

Fucking money grubbing manipulators.

by Anonymousreply 21January 10, 2022 11:00 PM

r2 exactly. This is a sale. It dips Q1 then tops out in December. Buy the sale, hold on to it, then sell around Boxing Day.

[quote] Oh but such a great idea, what could go wrong?

Yes, OP. I'm sure the people the bought in while BTC was still less than $5k are devastated by this drop and resent their life choices.

by Anonymousreply 22January 10, 2022 11:03 PM

I don’t like thinks that people have to oversell you.

by Anonymousreply 23January 10, 2022 11:43 PM

R17 and where do I go to buy it or must I use a broker?

To the others telling me not to buy it, I'm not investing my life savings into it but the whole cryptocurrency thing is here to stay, and with the whole NFT and Metaverse coming, it's gonna be a fact of life. Even banks are creating infrastructure to be a part of it.

by Anonymousreply 24January 11, 2022 12:19 AM

The government is getting into the act, and it is now taxable. Wasn't that part of the reason lots of folks talked it up as being some sort of new channel of value. At least tulips lasted for a while in a vase.

by Anonymousreply 25January 11, 2022 12:23 AM

[quote]I don’t like thinks that people have to oversell you.

I'm at a point in my life where I don't like anything that has to be "sold" to me... Especially by white Americans, who only get into sales when it's something that doesn't have any true intrinsic value and just makes them a high commission.

Everything of value to me now is something that I have to seek out on my own, do my own research, etc. I can't even watch cable TV anymore because the loud commercials annoy the shit out of me with their endless parade of advertised products that I have absolutely no interest in.

by Anonymousreply 26January 11, 2022 4:55 PM

Trading 20 chickens for 1 goat makes so much more sense than any of these currencies that claim to extract value from complex math problems.

by Anonymousreply 27January 11, 2022 6:34 PM

took a dive today

by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2022 3:07 PM

down like 50% from when they launched the ETF


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by Anonymousreply 29January 24, 2022 3:44 PM

Good time to buy

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2022 3:54 PM

it's going down even more...

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2022 4:02 PM

Bitcoin seems like it's built on castles in the air, knew a guy obsessed with it who lost everything on that fucking stupid football index site.

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2022 4:22 PM

I would never invest more than I could afford to lose but I think it is better to spend money on bitcoin than uber eats or random stuff from amazon

by Anonymousreply 33January 25, 2022 12:25 AM

Hackers steal $615M from Ronin in one of largest crypto heists on record

Blockchain project Ronin said Tuesday that hackers stole cryptocurrency worth almost $615 million from its systems, in what would be one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record.

The project said that unidentified hackers on March 23 stole some 173,600 ether tokens and 25.5 million USD Coin tokens. At current exchange rates, the stolen funds are worth $615 million, but they were worth some $540 million at the time of the attack.

This makes it the second-largest crypto theft on record, according to blockchain analysis firm Elliptic.

Ronin is used to power the popular online game Axie Infinity, which uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and is the biggest NFT collection by all-time sales volume, according to NFT market tracker CryptoSlam.

Ronin said in a blog post that the hacker had used stolen private keys — the passwords needed to access crypto funds — to make off with the funds.

Ronin said it had discovered the hack on Tuesday. “We are working directly with various government agencies to ensure the criminals get brought to justice,” it said, adding that it was discussing with Axie Infinity how to ensure no users’ funds were lost.

Ronin’s users are unable to withdraw or deposit funds on the network, it said.

Ronin did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via Twitter. It said it was working with major blockchain tracker Chainalysis to trace the stolen funds. Most of the funds are still in the hacker’s digital wallet, Ronin said.

Hacks have long plagued crypto platforms.

The cryptocurrency arm of Jump Trading said last month it had restored more than $320 million to crypto platform Wormhole after the decentralized finance site was hit with one of the largest crypto heists on record.

Last August, hackers behind likely the biggest ever digital coin heist returned nearly all of the $610 million-plus they stole from the DeFi site Poly Network.

In 2018, digital tokens worth some $530 million were stolen from Tokyo-based platform Coincheck. Mt. Gox, another Japanese exchange, collapsed in 2014 after hackers stole half a billion dollars of crypto.

Ronin is developed by Singapore-based game studio Sky Mavis, which owns Axie Infinity. Sky Mavis does not give contact details on its website. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via LinkedIn.

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by Anonymousreply 34March 29, 2022 9:50 PM

All pyramid schemes crash at some point.

by Anonymousreply 35March 29, 2022 10:44 PM

R35, it can take some time though. Look at how long Madoff was able to keep going.

by Anonymousreply 36March 29, 2022 11:19 PM

Bitcoin fans are psychopaths who don’t care about anyone, study shows

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by Anonymousreply 37April 14, 2022 12:30 AM

Fuck Bitcoin to hell.

by Anonymousreply 38April 14, 2022 12:31 AM

Retired nurse loses $43K life savings on bitcoin scam: ‘This is organized crime’

A retired nurse has lost $43,000 and her part-time job after bitcoin scammers took over her work computer.

The woman from Buffalo, New York, who asked ABC affiliate WKBW to withhold her identity from their report, said she was duped into sending scammers the money via wire transfer and “bitcoin ATM” to an unknown party after a computer pop-up told her to do it.

The fake ad was part of a common phishing scheme involving malware that purports to lock you out of your desktop and warn you that your finances have been hacked. The victim is told that the only way to save their money is to move it into a new location — one where you’re never given access.

The pop-up asked the woman to call a number, which connected her with someone who informed her that her bank credentials had been compromised and she needed to move her money in order to save it.

She lost a total of $43,130 in cash, wiring $13,700 to a bank in East Asia and depositing $29,430 into a bitcoin ATM, which converts your dollars to cryptocurrency and moves it into a digital wallet — ideally your own. In this case, the woman was provided a barcode and sent her money to somewhere in Kolkata, India.

Todd Maher, president of the financial crimes consultancy BitSource AML Solutions, stressed that there’s never a good reason to send your dollars or crypto directly to a third party or anyone you don’t know. “Zero percent of the time is that legitimate,” he told WKBW.

She was also blamed for giving the hackers access to her work computer, and was fired from her part-time job as a result.

“This is organized crime. She is up against a sophisticated criminal operation,” said AARP’s director of fraud prevention Kathy Stokes in a statement to WKBW. “They got the money, the time, the playbook, they have employees, and it’s us against them.”

Stokes warned that these criminals know how to target people when they’re most vulnerable.

“If you feel yourself getting excited or upset from an email, phone call or whatever, try and connect that with: ‘OK, I have to be skeptical here,’ because once [thieves have an in,] it’s hard to back out,” said Stokes, advising potential victims to avoid interacting with these mysterious pop-ups and see an IT expert as soon as possible.

Bitcoin ATM transactions are irreversible, Maher reminded, so it’s unlikely the woman will recoup her losses despite going to the police.

Those who believe they’ve been targeted by a scam or fraud should report it to their state’s consumer protection office, as well as to local law enforcement. The Federal Trade Commission also collects scam reports in all forms, though they cannot aid in investigation or retrieve losses.

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by Anonymousreply 39April 14, 2022 12:31 AM

[quote] and depositing $29,430 into a bitcoin ATM, which converts your dollars to cryptocurrency and moves it into a digital wallet — ideally your own.

Where are these Bitcoin ATMs?

by Anonymousreply 40April 14, 2022 12:45 AM

R37 As someone who has watched their bf become consumed by the crypto boom, I am beginning to think this is correct.

by Anonymousreply 41April 14, 2022 1:06 AM

R39, she was stupid to send that kind of money. End of. Cry me a river after you make a stupid mistake, but don't expect sympathy. It was a get rich quick scheme anybody with common sense would have seen through immediately.

by Anonymousreply 42April 14, 2022 1:31 AM

Always remember two things when it comes to investing your money:

1 If it sounds like a deal that's too good to be true, then it's a scam.

2 Never put all your eggs in one basket.

by Anonymousreply 43April 14, 2022 1:35 AM

Are r9 and r34 the same person or is that just some pro-bitcoin propaganda cut and paste job from a bot?

by Anonymousreply 44April 14, 2022 1:56 AM

Damn I meant r9 and r33

by Anonymousreply 45April 14, 2022 1:56 AM

Anybody wanna buy any tulips today?

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by Anonymousreply 46May 11, 2022 1:17 PM

R1, you got your wish!

by Anonymousreply 47May 12, 2022 5:00 AM

This chrissssstian bitch Cathie Wood has to be THEY most brain-dead investment 'guru' in history. Her own fund has dropped by 75%, and she just invested in Coinbase, the company that said it may FILE BANKRUPTCY any day now.

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by Anonymousreply 48May 12, 2022 5:03 AM

Why won't Brandon save us?!

by Anonymousreply 49May 12, 2022 5:10 AM


Blood will rain from the skies! The dead will rise and devour the living! The end of the world is HERE!

I have a small amount of money in crypto (money I'm not concerned about) but at this point I'm kind of morbidly rooting for the entire thing to collapse and everyone to kill themselves. I imagine this is why people vote Republican. I can see how it might be intoxicating.

by Anonymousreply 50May 12, 2022 5:34 AM

It will go back up. Buy the month’s long dip.

by Anonymousreply 51May 12, 2022 10:03 AM

[quote] It will go back up.

Same guy telling us in January not to worry about that drop because "it does that every year then goes right back up."

by Anonymousreply 52May 12, 2022 12:05 PM

Luna, the sister cryptocurrency of controversial stablecoin TerraUSD, has collapsed to nearly $0.

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by Anonymousreply 53May 12, 2022 2:01 PM

R52, it does.

by Anonymousreply 54May 12, 2022 2:15 PM

[quote] [R52], it does.


Bitcoin is down over 50% from what it was before its January drop. Do you think there isn't actual data to show that a "temporary January drop" is not an actual thing in Bitcoin's history?

by Anonymousreply 55May 12, 2022 2:18 PM

Now be the time to pick up a used low mileage fancy car.

by Anonymousreply 56May 12, 2022 2:22 PM

Coinbase: Customers Could Lose Crypto If It Ever Went Bankrupt

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by Anonymousreply 57May 12, 2022 2:47 PM

Wasn't it always just a Ponzi scheme?

by Anonymousreply 58May 12, 2022 2:55 PM

What makes you think Cardano, XRP, Bitcoin will not go back up?

by Anonymousreply 59May 12, 2022 6:28 PM

The thing about crypto is the ones who hold the largest amount have the ability to manipulate the market, such as we are seeing now. The rich get richer. I do believe certain coins will go back to where they were hovering, price-wise, and if one were to buy now they could make a nice profit.

by Anonymousreply 60May 12, 2022 6:39 PM

I thought bitcoin was supposed to return the power to the people?

I wonder how many people committed suicide at margin call.

by Anonymousreply 61May 13, 2022 12:09 AM

All cryptocurrency should just eat shit and go away.

by Anonymousreply 62May 13, 2022 5:36 AM

Here’s a cryptocurrency that has real world purpose and value. It’s long term prospects are better than most of the other ones out there.

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by Anonymousreply 63May 13, 2022 6:36 AM

Someone told me that you have to keep your cryptocurrency in a wallet with the keycode, or whatever it is called, and not store it at some service account like Coinbase which is only used for actual trading cryptocurrency.

Of course, the value of the digital currentcy fluctuates so much it's like a rollercoaster ride and like any ride it comes to an end.

by Anonymousreply 64May 13, 2022 8:10 AM

I especially love how Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency bombed, making the Deplorable investors look like fools who got scammed.

by Anonymousreply 65May 13, 2022 8:12 AM

If everyone can make up their own money, then money has no inherent value. The end.

by Anonymousreply 66May 13, 2022 9:47 AM

r66. We, the public, are the ones giving money its true value by using it. Without us, any government sanctioned currency would have no value at all no matter how many governments, banks or businesses push for it.

by Anonymousreply 67May 13, 2022 10:03 AM

R67 And you as

by Anonymousreply 68May 13, 2022 10:06 AM

The insular crypto bro crowd are making money. Some sit in front of screens all day studying charts and watching the move of every coin, similar to stock traders. An acquaintance turned 5k into 1.9 million a few weeks ago although after the past few days I don’t know where that still stands. My bf turned 20k into 450k at his highest and yes, some of it was off shit coins but he mostly got in when things like doge and shina ibu were a percentage of a cent. I actually got him into it reading a thread here on DL about crypto. Someone in the comments mentioned Cardano ADA and him being a numbers guy, thats all he needed to hear to pique his interest. Now he is obsessed.

by Anonymousreply 69May 13, 2022 12:14 PM

Smart people can make money when they know their way around the trading business. The ones who fail are the overconfident and overeager amateurs who think they don't need to read a fucking book or do some proper research.

A) you must know your stuff and B) you stay alert and know what signs, reports, and overall market developments tell you to sell or buy.

by Anonymousreply 70May 13, 2022 12:24 PM

R70 it’s all luck, leverage and timing. In other words. A crap shoot.

by Anonymousreply 71May 13, 2022 12:42 PM

“ I do believe certain coins will go back to where they were hovering, price-wise, and if one were to buy now they could make a nice profit.”

If you buy this as authentic then you’re an idiot and not long for the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 72May 13, 2022 12:44 PM

R72 Can you explain why you don’t think they will? I do believe certain coins will go back to being above 70 cents.

by Anonymousreply 73May 13, 2022 12:56 PM

It may not be until the end of the year or longer, but I believe it.

by Anonymousreply 74May 13, 2022 12:59 PM

[quote] Smart people can make money when they know their way around the trading business.

...by convincing suckers to give them money for something worthless.

by Anonymousreply 75May 13, 2022 1:03 PM

[quote] but if I am going to spend $100 i would rather put it in bitcoin than uber eats or impulse buys from amazon

Thank you, Captain False Opposition.

by Anonymousreply 76May 13, 2022 1:05 PM

Will anything millennials cherish prove NOT to be idiotic?

by Anonymousreply 77May 13, 2022 1:13 PM

I don't see why this should surprise anyone. The cost of living is going up and most of the world is entering a potentially years-long recession, people are going to need more money and selling assets seems like a logical choice. The stock market is going down too.

by Anonymousreply 78May 13, 2022 1:18 PM

Oh, r78. Are saying that the drop in bitcoin is proportional to the drop in stocks?

Do you have a link or is this more loads of crap from these murky underground agenda trolls?

by Anonymousreply 79May 13, 2022 1:20 PM

What are you talking about, R79? The falling stock market has been widely reported in the press.

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by Anonymousreply 80May 13, 2022 1:24 PM

Proportional, r80? Has the stock market lost HALF of its value in the last six months? Bitcoin has.

by Anonymousreply 81May 13, 2022 1:25 PM

And why do you think that is?

by Anonymousreply 82May 13, 2022 1:28 PM

Be greedy when others are afraid. Be afraid when others are greedy.

by Anonymousreply 83May 13, 2022 1:40 PM

Keep selling your BTC...I did....


by Anonymousreply 84May 13, 2022 1:41 PM

Right, R15...and cash is not used for those purposes.....

by Anonymousreply 85May 13, 2022 1:48 PM

R80 was asked a direct question twice and no answer. That is why you can’t trust the hard sell types. They have no answers and just want to tricking you into keeping the game going.

by Anonymousreply 86May 13, 2022 1:51 PM

You have to corner the sales types like rats. Don’t let them out. Keep up the follow up questions. Depose these lying bastards.

by Anonymousreply 87May 13, 2022 1:52 PM

Take investment advice from faceless troll at your own risk.

by Anonymousreply 88May 13, 2022 1:53 PM

This was the huge dip most saw coming.

It will sky rocket and next year around this time it will be 90,000. OR more.

by Anonymousreply 89May 13, 2022 2:50 PM

This is the ultimate scheme with no end of suckers in sight.

by Anonymousreply 90May 13, 2022 2:51 PM

R90...but......but........many people have become vastly rich from it.

Its no more a scheme than any other commodity.

by Anonymousreply 91May 13, 2022 2:54 PM

I’ve been on Wall Street for 30+ years. It’s a gambling den/confidence game. The idea that the “experts” know what will happen is a myth that has been propped by the 401k debacle that was pawned off on Americans. You can study every balance sheet, cash flow and comparable company - but lose your shirt. When you get into something like crypto - which has no correlation to any mathematical/scientific analysis - it’s gambling, period.

by Anonymousreply 92May 13, 2022 2:56 PM

R92, actually, BTC is all about math. Basically, just math.

It is a security and is actually no different that the stock market..which is gambling....

by Anonymousreply 93May 13, 2022 3:00 PM

R92, a call option is no different than gambling. Just like all stocks.

by Anonymousreply 94May 13, 2022 3:01 PM

Bitcoin isn't a scam in my opinion, but other crypto currencies like ethereum are. They are centralized, and the guys in charge can easily inflate or deflate the number of coins that exist, to their personal profit. Some can even control how much that you have in your digital "wallet". So much more control than the government has with fiat. I think BTC will bounce back but the other coins will literally go out. I feel bad for the people who lost everything. Similar to stocks, you only give up what you're willing to lose. And bitcoins are more risky than stocks because they are still at an early stage. Its a mixing of technology and a social phenomenon, and you never know what will result.

by Anonymousreply 95May 13, 2022 3:04 PM

R86 I asked you a question which you ignored.

by Anonymousreply 96May 13, 2022 3:20 PM
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by Anonymousreply 97May 13, 2022 4:11 PM

Hi millennials,

I know you Bitcoin bros thought you would sit in mommy's basement and make millions doing nothing by "investing" in the new thing on the block.

Now you learned. Consider it tuition. Except unlike your useless and worthless "degrees" you got, this tuition will actually teach you something.

Bitcoin is the millennial Beanie Baby (google it).

In the future, here is your investment timeline:

Early money (lucky)

Smart money (hedge funds)

Big money (mutual funds, banks)

Retail lemmings (YOU).


Understand this now, and remember it well.

by Anonymousreply 98May 13, 2022 4:13 PM

And yet, R98, many bitcoin bros became inordinately wealthy from crypto. lol.

by Anonymousreply 99May 13, 2022 4:18 PM

[quote]And yet, [R98], many bitcoin bros became inordinately wealthy from crypto. lol.

Read "lucky" above

by Anonymousreply 100May 13, 2022 4:22 PM

R100, as lucky as anyone that buys stock.

by Anonymousreply 101May 13, 2022 4:27 PM

Most stocks are backed by something other than thin air.

by Anonymousreply 102May 13, 2022 4:27 PM

R102 they are backed by psychology. What is fiat backed by?

by Anonymousreply 103May 13, 2022 4:28 PM

Glad I never bought into this shit.

by Anonymousreply 104May 13, 2022 4:30 PM

Stocks are backed by psychology? Not factories or products?

Ye gods!

by Anonymousreply 105May 13, 2022 4:31 PM

R105, the products are not really what ppl are buying though when they buy stocks. The product can be GREAT, but if the CEO gets arrested, the stocks plummet. Has zero to do w the product.

by Anonymousreply 106May 13, 2022 4:32 PM

Bitcoin's collapse is probably not as imminent as people hope. Cryptocurrency is mostly a Ponzi scheme wasteland at the moment, but as long as Bitcoin retains a veneer of respectability people will invest in it while "shitcoins" crash and burn. It'll be a volatile ride but every time it sharply rises, new converts will be born.

It's like an MLM that recruits not from a pool of aspiring #girlbosses stuck at home with toddlers, but from a sea of disaffected men, especially young and inexperienced ones without much to lose. Money's not its only allure, it appeals to the vanity of a particular demographic, outspoken contrarians who want to feel like they're part of a movement, and like they're smarter than everyone else. Guys like that are everywhere. This could continue for a long time, with crypto bros the new goldbugs.

Yes, I understand not all crypto investors fall into that category. But that's the group that can sustain it even through its lulls, the easy marks who will believe "this time it's different" when others jump ship.

by Anonymousreply 107May 13, 2022 4:35 PM

Well said r107

by Anonymousreply 108May 13, 2022 4:46 PM

Private equity has not beat the stock market since 2006. Get with the times. The only people who make money are hedge fund owners.

by Anonymousreply 109May 13, 2022 5:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 110May 13, 2022 5:25 PM

Wasn't there some fairly recent shake up regarding stock manipulation of some indie tech stock being hyped by some rogue players?

by Anonymousreply 111May 13, 2022 5:27 PM

[quote]I especially love how Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency bombed,

Let's Go Bankrupt!

by Anonymousreply 112May 13, 2022 6:13 PM

Fiat currency is backed by central government. Stocks are shares. Bonds are an obligation. Virtual currency is a con game.

by Anonymousreply 113May 13, 2022 7:47 PM

For the poster who asked about Bitcoin ATMs, I live in a small town in Morris County, NJ. I have a small 7-11 type store called In N Out where the elders buy their lottery tickets and scratch-offs (the parking lot is littered with loser tickets.) They scratch the tickets off in their cars; losing tickets go out the window, winners get redeemed immediately for, you guessed it, more scratch-offs. Anyway, this store recently installed a Bitcoin ATM. They have a neon sign in the window right next to their regular ATM.

by Anonymousreply 114May 13, 2022 8:07 PM

R72 I am awaiting your answer to my question.

by Anonymousreply 115May 14, 2022 12:17 AM

Crypro bro iPods:

by Anonymousreply 116May 14, 2022 5:42 AM
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by Anonymousreply 118June 13, 2022 11:55 AM

LOL But the brilliant Aaron Rodgers said he believes in Bitcoin! 😂

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by Anonymousreply 119June 13, 2022 12:00 PM

Following the Celsius announcement last night, there were a lot of tweets and message board posts like this one. People who didn't read the terms of service agreements expressing disbelief (and in some cases, anger) that their money could simply vanish. I also saw a couple guys who were in the process of being margin called but didn't quite understand what that meant.

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by Anonymousreply 120June 13, 2022 12:30 PM


I’m so glad I never fell for this horseshit.

by Anonymousreply 121June 13, 2022 12:44 PM

Is it a million dollars yet??

by Anonymousreply 122June 13, 2022 3:18 PM

Bitcoin go bye-bye!

by Anonymousreply 123June 13, 2022 3:24 PM

Saw this on reddit:

"Wait till Bitcoin will be regulated and taxed. People actually think that there's a scenario whee this doesn't exist in the future. There is not a government on this planet that will sit by and watch as their tax income implodes because people start using Bitcoin."

by Anonymousreply 124June 13, 2022 9:57 PM

Oh I’m so sad I’m a dinosaur and missed the boat on this one.

by Anonymousreply 125June 13, 2022 11:18 PM

You just don't GET IT, Boomer @125!!! Move aside, gramps--it's the new paradigm!

by Anonymousreply 126June 14, 2022 11:27 AM

I learned early on about Bitcoin’s bullshit. I lost 3 full coins when Mt. Gox failed, and despite years of lawsuits and searching, have still been unable to get it back. I paid maybe $200? At one point it was worth close 200k. I’ll never buy Bitcoin again. It’s for the black market and drug dealers.

by Anonymousreply 127June 14, 2022 12:12 PM

And its down another 3% already today.

by Anonymousreply 128June 14, 2022 12:32 PM

Buying it up. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 129June 14, 2022 12:34 PM

You think it has hit bottom?

by Anonymousreply 130June 14, 2022 12:42 PM

I have a wee bit of Crypto on a hardware wallet. I liked learning of the technology from MIT open courseware classes and the like. I formally invested just a wee bit. Sold some for profit as well.

If any of you have a pal in Crypto or are in it yourself please get a hardware wallet by now. Trezor is a good one. Just Google that.

My crypto portfolio was basically the equivalent to the amount one would have as their utility bill in a large house for one month. That was as far as I felt like going just to diversify my investments a bit.

Coinbase is what I used and I truly think they're going to be screwed here before too long so I got the hardware wallet and took the bits of Bitcoin and such off the thing.

by Anonymousreply 131June 14, 2022 12:42 PM

All of this hate always ends up looking ignorant.

BTC was a dollar. It ALWAYS drops. But then climbs exponentially.

The idiots panic sell.

The people that know about investment buys when it drops.

Next bull market will see it at 125,000.

Not a doubt.

by Anonymousreply 132June 14, 2022 12:45 PM

[quote] It ALWAYS drops. But then climbs exponentially.

Do you think we can't see bitcoin's history for ourselves?

by Anonymousreply 133June 14, 2022 12:47 PM

R133, it seems that way based on the absolute stupidity of the ignorant comments here, yes.

by Anonymousreply 134June 14, 2022 12:52 PM

OP is unaware of the stock market. Same principal, idiot.

by Anonymousreply 135June 14, 2022 12:53 PM

Bitcoin is never going away. The naysayers are just bootlickers and jealous that they never have any money to invest in something or are too scared to do so.

by Anonymousreply 136June 14, 2022 12:54 PM

[quote] OP is unaware of the stock market. Same principal, idiot.

You really don't understand how the stock market works, do you?

by Anonymousreply 137June 14, 2022 12:56 PM

R135, yes....these fossils here, every time it drops, come here and gloriously scream about what a con BTC is.

And, as it climbs up....silence.

These fools just don't see it. And yet...they have their money in stock market with the doltish question 'what backs bitcoin?"

What backs the market??? Psychology! Same fn principle.

by Anonymousreply 138June 14, 2022 12:56 PM

R137, what happens when a CEO of a hugely expensive stock gets sick or is investigated?

Right. Its all psychology.

by Anonymousreply 139June 14, 2022 12:57 PM

[quote] Bitcoin is never going away. The naysayers are just bootlickers and jealous that they never have any money to invest in something or are too scared to do so.

So instead of an argument as to why someone is wrong, just attack the person's character? That's a sign of not having an actual argument.

by Anonymousreply 140June 14, 2022 12:57 PM

[quote] What backs the market??? Psychology! Same fn principle.

Not even remotely close.

by Anonymousreply 141June 14, 2022 12:58 PM

Tell me how, R141. How they differ?

by Anonymousreply 142June 14, 2022 12:59 PM

You've been told repeatedly. You even acknowledged the difference upthread before waving it away.

Bitcoin has nothing behind it. You own nothing but the "coin."

Stocks are ownership in businesses. You own a portion of the business.

by Anonymousreply 143June 14, 2022 1:01 PM

Lol R130. No. It hasn’t hit bottom until it’s valueless.

by Anonymousreply 144June 14, 2022 1:07 PM

R143, no I have not acknowledged it upthread. AND..there is NO difference. You also OWN BTC when you buy it.

Tell me the difference between stock and BTC.

by Anonymousreply 145June 14, 2022 1:08 PM

I just did. I'm not going to engage with you if you aren't going to read the damn posts.

This is the post upthread I was referring to:

[quote] These fools just don't see it. And yet...they have their money in stock market with the doltish question 'what backs bitcoin?"

If that wasn't you, that poster was making the same argument you are making. And it's ludicrous. There is nothing behind a bitcoin. There is a business behind a stock. You own the success or failure of the business behind the stock. You own nothing behind the bitcoin.

by Anonymousreply 146June 14, 2022 1:12 PM

R146, that WAS me, but my point is......BTC and the stock market are the same.

How many ppl here say what a con BTC is while putting money into the market?

It is the SAME thing. SAME.

by Anonymousreply 147June 14, 2022 1:18 PM

R146, what I am asking you to do is to tell me how the stock market is not a con and BTC is?

by Anonymousreply 148June 14, 2022 1:19 PM

I did. Twice.

by Anonymousreply 149June 14, 2022 1:23 PM

R149, no..you did not. AT ALL.

by Anonymousreply 150June 14, 2022 1:23 PM

Yes, I did. Twice.

by Anonymousreply 151June 14, 2022 1:25 PM

People are getting wiped out. Real people I know who'd bought houses and Teslas last year during the boom.

by Anonymousreply 152June 14, 2022 1:26 PM

And it's ludicrous. There is nothing behind a bitcoin. ----What is behind stocks?????

There is a business behind a stock. --------Right, and once that "business" undergoes a scandal or whatever spooks ppl, it drops like a lead balloon and ppl many times never recover.

You own the success or failure of the business behind the stock. --------Just like BTC. You own BTC and if it succeeds (and it always does, despite drops that always recover).....

You own nothing behind the bitcoin.----What do you OWN in a stock? You put money in it, and it drops. It grows. It drops, it grows. You dont really OWN anything. You actually OWN BTC. Blockchain has your property on ledger.

by Anonymousreply 153June 14, 2022 1:27 PM

R152, many ppl that own a lot of stock are in the red. My friends grandfather works for the state and has his money tied up in an investment plan (florida state prof). He cannnot retire now because he has like HALF what he had 2 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 154June 14, 2022 1:28 PM

The value of your stock changes based on the value of the company behind it.

The value of your Bitcoin changes based on...? The whims of Elon Musk? How many other people are convinced to buy bitcoin (btw, that's called a pyramid scheme)?

by Anonymousreply 155June 14, 2022 1:29 PM

R155, Exactly. But its value is also based on psychology..which is the REAL value. How many stocks never recovered bc of scandal, despite how great the product? Look that up. You mention Musk......how do you think Tesla stock holders feel when that idiot tweets and brings the stock down? Tesla lost 126 billion dollars. NOT bc of the quality of the product. Stock is all psychology. Do you think you actually OWN tesla company when you have stocks? No, you really don't. That in itself is a con. The only thing tethering you to your money when you own stock is no scandals. No idiotic CEO and no spooks. Same w BTC. AND...when you own BTC.....You own BTC. BTC AND Stocks depend on human psychology,

by Anonymousreply 156June 14, 2022 1:35 PM

[quote] Stock is all psychology.

If you really believe this, then there is no hope for you.

[quote] You own BTC

Which is nothing.

And if your argument is stocks and BTC are the same all your criticisms of stocks apply to bitcoin.

by Anonymousreply 157June 14, 2022 1:39 PM

R157, how do you NOT believe it? OMG. Lol. You don't think that how humans FEEL about a stock matters? That is your retort? So, if its not psychology, what is it? It certainly is not the product. Because, a product can be GREAT, and yet the stock will crash. Why? Because shareholders lose CONFIDENCE in it (confidence is a psychological term). It has nothing to do w the product most times, but what the CEO is doing, saying.

BTC is actually something. That retort is proof that you know nothing about blockchain. When you own stock, you DO KNOW that your ownership is only THEORETICAL, right????!!!

You have not proven at all that there is a difference between stock and crypto. You have only said I know nothing lol. And yet..it is clear that you know nothing about crytpo, esp BTC. (I hope you do know that most BTC owners are also huge conglomerates).

by Anonymousreply 158June 14, 2022 1:45 PM

Have a nice day, r158.

by Anonymousreply 159June 14, 2022 1:47 PM

You too, R159.

by Anonymousreply 160June 14, 2022 1:47 PM


by Anonymousreply 161June 14, 2022 1:52 PM

You will both be giving $5 and a sleeve Ritz crackers blow jobs to homeless men when the Bitcoin AND the stock market crash

Cash is king baby

by Anonymousreply 162June 14, 2022 2:03 PM

"Cash is king" becomes a lot more complicated in times of rampant inflation. I'm still holding onto a lot of it, though.

by Anonymousreply 163June 14, 2022 2:07 PM

so many dumb cunts in this thread...

by Anonymousreply 164June 14, 2022 2:18 PM

Bitcoin is still bleeding today...

by Anonymousreply 165June 14, 2022 2:19 PM

I'm happy for those who bought bitcoin at like 500 bucks and made a killing. Hope they cashed out wasn't too greedy

by Anonymousreply 166June 14, 2022 2:20 PM

wasn't there a poster on DL who bought bitcoin at like 6K? I remember he made a couple of threads telling people to buy...

by Anonymousreply 167June 14, 2022 2:22 PM

R165 ya, and the stock market is booming.

by Anonymousreply 168June 14, 2022 2:35 PM

R167, there are PLENTY of ppl that bought FAR below that price.

by Anonymousreply 169June 14, 2022 2:40 PM

If you want to bring the stock market into it, crypto hucksters frequently tout it as something that won't move in tandem with stocks and bonds. But increasingly that is not the case, which further reduces its attractiveness to pragmatic investors.

by Anonymousreply 170June 14, 2022 2:42 PM

R170, that is old timey theory. Since BTC became commercial in terms of huge multi-nationals buying it up........that is not the case any longer. And, ppl that know more than a fleeting iota about crypto....don't say this.

by Anonymousreply 171June 14, 2022 2:45 PM

R170, who do you think the "whales" are in crypto? If you don't think that it is "pragmatic" investors....you know zero.

by Anonymousreply 172June 14, 2022 2:46 PM

I laugh every time I see someone use the word "investing" when referring to Bitcoin. Bitch, you're speculating on air! And when you can't find a greater fool, you're fucked. That is not investing--it's speculative gambling. Snap out of it!

by Anonymousreply 173June 14, 2022 2:53 PM

R173 posting from 1923

by Anonymousreply 174June 14, 2022 2:56 PM

R174 is about to learn his first lesson on speculative bubbles! Watch and learn, babygirl. It's not different this time.

by Anonymousreply 175June 14, 2022 3:02 PM

there is still lots of hacking going on in this area. Every other day, you hear about NFTs getting hacked as well.

by Anonymousreply 176June 14, 2022 3:03 PM

R175, I bought in years ago when I was 14. It was less than 5.00.

I know all about it.

And, I only sold about 30 since I bought in.

by Anonymousreply 177June 14, 2022 3:04 PM

R176, ever hear about banks getting robbed? Armed robbery? Fraud?

Ya. It not just crypto.

by Anonymousreply 178June 14, 2022 3:09 PM

R177 Uh huh. And yet here you are crying on a Datalounge thread about BTC taking a giant shit instead of being out enjoying your non-existent riches. Gurrrrrl please.

by Anonymousreply 179June 14, 2022 5:05 PM

R178, honey. your bank accounts are insured up to a certain amount...even if banks get robbed, you don't lose money. Not the same with bitcoin and NFTs.

R78, you are so fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 180June 14, 2022 5:23 PM

I meant to say R178 is so fucking STUPID. sorry not R78.


by Anonymousreply 181June 14, 2022 5:24 PM

The whales are manipulating the market. They want people to drop so they can gobble it all up before it’s regulated. The rich get richer in this world and this is no different.

by Anonymousreply 182June 14, 2022 5:58 PM

Wonder how much Musk lost and if this isn't the real reason he's pretending he needs to get a troll count on Twitter. He doesn't have the money to buy Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 183June 14, 2022 6:43 PM

[quote] The naysayers are just bootlickers and jealous that they never have any money to invest in something or are too scared to do so.

You’re right about one thing: I’m too scared.

And I’m too stupid to understand it. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I’m smart enough to understand that, at least.

I’m also old enough to have seen people lose their fortunes and property. I’ve seen some grow rich, too. I’d rather be comfortable and secure than take the risk.

by Anonymousreply 184June 14, 2022 7:30 PM

Coinbase is laying off 1,100 employees, according to a new filing. That's 18% of its workforce. It hired 30% of its current staff in Q1, thinking the party was going to go on forever.

by Anonymousreply 185June 14, 2022 8:11 PM

I do a lot of freelance writing and I’m very good at explaining things. I was hired to write about 10 articles on bitcoin and it still makes zero sense to me!

Warren Buffett’s investment strategy is what I live by: if you don’t understand what the company does or what it produces, don’t invest in it.

by Anonymousreply 186June 14, 2022 8:30 PM

Bitcoin was *supposed* to be a currency that governments and banks couldn't control - a libertarian's wet dream. Unfortunately almost nobody (only drug dealers, traffickers, money launderers and other criminals) actually uses it as a currency and it's hopelessly bad at that - slow and expensive. It can't even handle the transactions 1 mid sized supermarket does.

Instead Bitcoin became co-opted as something hordes of people saw as a way to 'get rich' instead of actually using it as a currency to trade with. Since it isn't functional as a currency, and governments are increasingly cracking down on it (taxing it, restricting the mining of it for environmental reasons), bitcoin basically relies on getting more suckers to invest. Meanwhile because the sphere is largely unregulated it's awash with scams like Tether which prints money in tandem with the exchange Binance in order to manipulate the rigged casino and indeed get more and more of the money into the hands of a few people. It's likely when either they run out of more suckers to buy in or Tether is finally cracked down onto that the whole thing will blow properly.

by Anonymousreply 187June 14, 2022 8:50 PM

I bought in when it was at $300. Buying now seems absurd but it’s not ridiculous to those of us who got in on the ground floor.

by Anonymousreply 188June 14, 2022 8:54 PM

R188 But it sounds like that you bought it to make money, not to actually use it as a currency. The problem is that not everyone can get rich off something that produces almost no real world use. It's a ponzi scheme - at some point there won't be new money coming in to make everyone rich from it. And there will be a *lot* of losers even as some get rich off it.

by Anonymousreply 189June 14, 2022 8:58 PM

"Next bull market will see it at 125,000. "

Rupies, yes...but not dollars.

by Anonymousreply 190June 14, 2022 9:46 PM

Fuck cryptocurrency and all the annoying asshats who won't STFU about it.

by Anonymousreply 191June 15, 2022 1:00 AM

[quote]Next bull market will see it at 125,000. Not a doubt.

Not a doubt, huh? So there's zero risk and only upside? Sounds incredible! I assume you're 100% all-in then? You've mortgaged your home and have hit up all of your friends and family members for $$$ to load up on BTC? If not, what are you waiting for??

by Anonymousreply 192June 15, 2022 1:21 AM

Everything is taking a major dive, not just crypto.

by Anonymousreply 193June 15, 2022 1:23 AM

The rumors that 3ac is toast appear to be true, so the drama continues this evening for crypto speculators. A big story to keep an eye on is Tether. Some crypto watchers think weirdness was going on behind the scenes with Tether trying to help keep Celsius solvent. Wall Street Journal reported this evening that Celsius has retained a restructuring lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 194June 15, 2022 1:27 AM

Not the housing market, R193, it will go up FOREVER!!!!

by Anonymousreply 195June 15, 2022 1:31 AM

What's that--scams going on behind the scenes in a scammy industry? Why I never in all my life!

by Anonymousreply 196June 15, 2022 1:31 AM

R195 Also those evicted homeless can get work cleaning my new houses - mwa ha ha ha!!

by Anonymousreply 197June 15, 2022 8:12 AM

Another oddity about Tether is that, starting about May 12th, they stopped printing money and instead have been reducing their market cap in blocks. It makes me wonder if they think the party is over and want to reduce legal liabilities if the US comes after them for printing coins that aren't backed by real dollars.

US federal prosecutors used the Patriot Act to shut down Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve in 2013 so it seems possible.

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by Anonymousreply 198June 15, 2022 9:35 AM

If you're planning to buy a house, hold off until next year. Prices could plummet by as much as 40%

by Anonymousreply 199June 15, 2022 10:54 AM

40% only takes us back to 2020 prices. Let's aim for 50-60%.

by Anonymousreply 200June 15, 2022 11:14 AM

There's a separate housing market thread here -

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by Anonymousreply 201June 15, 2022 11:49 AM

[quote]40% only takes us back to 2020 prices. Let's aim for 50-60%.

Works for me!

by Anonymousreply 202June 15, 2022 12:01 PM

My dad left me some uncirculated gold coins. I think I may buy more when the price drops a bit more.

I bought $25 of shiba so its is no big loss for me. I know people who invested everything in crypto and lost most of their money.

by Anonymousreply 203June 15, 2022 12:19 PM

Shitcoin is OVAH!

by Anonymousreply 204June 15, 2022 12:30 PM
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by Anonymousreply 205June 15, 2022 12:34 PM

Bitcoin crashes AGAIN: Cryptocurrency plunges to below $20,200 in new sell-off as digital trading companies slash thousands of jobs

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by Anonymousreply 206June 15, 2022 4:09 PM


by Anonymousreply 207June 15, 2022 4:10 PM

Die, die!

by Anonymousreply 208June 15, 2022 4:16 PM

R194 Check out this thread alleging that 3AC stole $1m from a trader's account held with them.

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by Anonymousreply 209June 16, 2022 2:47 AM

Holy shit. Bitcoin is copycatting the stock market

by Anonymousreply 210June 16, 2022 3:54 AM

Which proves its acolytes were full of shit when they claimed it’s value isn’t tied to external economic factors.

by Anonymousreply 211June 16, 2022 4:53 AM

Flop, flop, flop, flop!

by Anonymousreply 212June 16, 2022 8:59 AM

Did they prevent selling again after it dropped another $2000?

by Anonymousreply 213June 16, 2022 12:18 PM

Great thread, R209! The Celsius Network subreddit is an increasingly grim read, with many speculators still in denial that it was a Ponzi scheme. I'd like to see what's happening on the Tether subreddit but it's restricted as of a few months ago.

As crypto critics have noted, if Celsius is Bear Sterns, Tether is Lehman Brothers. If it falls (and it's currently quite wobbly), everything comes down with it. Bitcoin scammers would hype it as a once-in-a-generation buying opportunity, a message aimed at speculators who aren't savvy enough to study its five-year price history.

by Anonymousreply 214June 16, 2022 12:38 PM

What dope would have bought into this shill game? This is the 'Latest' thing. Like Kimme's new improved Spanx, or the latest sneakers. Silly children just waiting to be scammed. Give me your real money to buy some of this virtual money, its on trend, Think how cool you will be.

A fool & his money is soon parted. Especially when it is make believe money. The dopes would have been better off buying monopoly money, at least you can hold that in your hand.

by Anonymousreply 215June 16, 2022 12:39 PM

[quote] but if I am going to spend $100 i would rather put it in bitcoin than uber eats or impulse buys from amazon

I’d go with Amazon buys any day. At least I get something for it.

by Anonymousreply 216June 16, 2022 12:44 PM

Cryto crush continues...

Bitcoin falls 70% from Nov highs...

by Anonymousreply 217June 16, 2022 2:28 PM

I'm fucked.

by Anonymousreply 218June 16, 2022 2:29 PM

I never hold coins. I profit off pump, and dump selling, and speculation trades. Shorting this market has been pretty profitable for me.

by Anonymousreply 219June 16, 2022 2:38 PM

I made enough to pay off my house when Luna went down the shitter!

by Anonymousreply 220June 16, 2022 2:39 PM

Every scam can point to success stories. SOME people made money investing with Bernie Madoff or Lula Roe.

by Anonymousreply 221June 16, 2022 3:01 PM

New this afternoon: Finblox, a crypto lending service like Celsius, is tightening restrictions and massively limiting what users can withdrawal. Finblox had ties to 3AC.

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by Anonymousreply 222June 16, 2022 4:41 PM

I know that I'm somewhat risk averse but I think it's insane putting large amounts of money in unregulated companies. One guy replied this to Celsius:


I just lost 450k

Girl friend list 400k

Mom lost 140k

Sister lost 117k

Cousin lost 100k

Your reckless antics have destroyed my family’s financial security. I feel responsible for all their losses because I introduced them to your scam site and trusted you."

by Anonymousreply 223June 16, 2022 4:45 PM

R220 did you invest in Luna2? When it was listed that first day it was obvious there would be a big burst of activity - I bought some at $5 and then sold later that day at $11 (I think it peaked that first day around $16, so I missed that, oops). Made a nice profit.

Of course now it's something like $1 or $2.

by Anonymousreply 224June 16, 2022 4:45 PM

R219 have you got a suggestion for guides on short selling?

by Anonymousreply 225June 16, 2022 4:48 PM

I'm glad I got out of Bitcoin last year. I lost 11.33

by Anonymousreply 226June 16, 2022 4:49 PM

Short selling is just as risky in unregulated markets because they are manipulated. If you like gambling, sure.

by Anonymousreply 227June 16, 2022 4:51 PM

So is Peter Thiel, r218 (speaking of self-loathing fascists).

by Anonymousreply 228June 16, 2022 4:52 PM

I think all stocks are gambling now, but I do get the difference, r227. I have purposely avoided teaching myself about short selling because I am somewhat risk averse. But I don't think you have to bet big to make money each time.

by Anonymousreply 229June 16, 2022 4:54 PM

Hiw quaint that in OP’s post, Bitcoin at 42,000 was considered a “crash.” It’s 21,000 today.

by Anonymousreply 230June 16, 2022 4:58 PM

This made me laugh -

[quote]@NBCNews Anna Sorokin, known for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from friends and businesses while posing as a German heiress, says she's trying to move away from the "scammer persona" and plans to launch a collection of NFTs.

by Anonymousreply 231June 16, 2022 5:34 PM

I hate to say I told you so, but...I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO!!!

LOL this is glorious.

by Anonymousreply 232June 16, 2022 6:12 PM

I do NOT recommend speculation, if you don't know what you're doing, you WILL loose all your money. It's more involved than anything I could tell here.

by Anonymousreply 233June 16, 2022 6:20 PM

Remember Jack Dorsey kept telling us how wonderful Bitcoin is?

by Anonymousreply 234June 17, 2022 7:50 AM

Fox Business says that they have been told that the SEC is opening an investigation into insider trading on cryptocurrency exchanges.. one to watch if true.

by Anonymousreply 235June 17, 2022 7:59 AM

R233 That's why I was asking if there were any recommended places to learn about it. I know very well what it involves and the risks, and I also know enough that I have avoided it intentionally for that reason. But I'm also not five years old and in danger of touching a hot stove. This isn't the Garden of Eden, either. And lastly, you weren't the person I was asking.

by Anonymousreply 236June 17, 2022 10:14 AM

R235 that's been coming for awhile. They have been so blatant about all the insider trading - even Coinbase, who you'd think would know better, has had some pretty fishy examples of it.

Unrelatedly, Kraken is the only exchange that is crowing about how they aren't laying anyone off, and are in fact still hiring, unlike most of the other exchanges. Curious what they did differently.

by Anonymousreply 237June 17, 2022 10:20 AM

And to think people were putting this trash in their retirement funds! Y'all done lost ya mothafuckin' minds.

by Anonymousreply 238June 17, 2022 10:27 AM

Your "y'all" is noted, r238.

by Anonymousreply 239June 17, 2022 10:56 AM

Your snobbery is noted, R238

by Anonymousreply 240June 17, 2022 10:57 AM

It's not snobbery, r240. Gay people have picked it up from black women on Twitter and apparently think it's cute to use "y'all" everywhere, but it isn't and its use should be discouraged everywhere.

The only time it's appropriate is when you are a black woman on Twitter making a general statement that will go viral about how Things Should Be, often about how a "real man" should treat you, or how fast you are to excise toxic people from your life. That way you can be safely muted or blocked when one of your gay friends retweets the viral tweet.

I propose, for the rest of the people who say "y'all" who aren't Southern with the full accent, that they be rounded up and sent to mandatory re-edication camps, with full use of electroshock avoidance therapy, and other things like, I dunno, rooms filled with tarantulas or something.

by Anonymousreply 241June 17, 2022 11:05 AM

[quote]Unrelatedly, Kraken is the only exchange that is crowing about how they aren't laying anyone off, and are in fact still hiring, unlike most of the other exchanges. Curious what they did differently.

I would guess they're still hiring in part due to turnover problems because Jesse Powell's a kook.

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by Anonymousreply 242June 17, 2022 12:11 PM

Bitcoin will recover just in time for some good ol’ regulatory oversight! When all the suicides level off, cryptocurrencies will still exist, but they’ll hold the value of a dollar.

by Anonymousreply 243June 17, 2022 12:47 PM

Bitcoin keeps flirting with 20,000. Once it breaks that psychological barrier, there will be a massive sell-off and another enormous drop.

by Anonymousreply 244June 17, 2022 12:56 PM

While that article seems to go out of its way to paint him as a look, he sounds like a reasonably logical (if obnoxious) thinker who doesn't see a reason for coddling people. He also offered a very generous buyout program to anyone who didn't like it, so I expect he was able to clear out the dead weight that way.

The world's companies could use less of people like this, frankly:

[quote]Others have accused him of fostering a hateful workplace and damaging their mental health.

Like if they're so fragile that some comments from the CEO make them feel "unsafe" and damaged their mental health, then I think perhaps they should work in a less cutthroat industry than finance. I'm not a fan of libertarian politics but that is the predominant political philosophy amongst most tech CEOs, even though some take more pains to hide it.

After looking at his Twitter feed, I would probably disagree with him on many political issues, but I think his reasoning for clearing out the deadwood and the drama queens from his company is sound. He does seem somewhat autistic though, heh. I think the main part of that NYT piece (it does seem like a hit piece frankly) that talks about his comments on modern women are the part where he probably should have said, "eh, maybe I shouldn't say this".

I like how the company's culture isn't to "forbid offensiveness".

He's definitely an idealist, though. Still, he's managed to turn Kraken into a large successful company so he must be doing something right.

by Anonymousreply 245June 17, 2022 1:05 PM

Bitcoin was always a volatile asset. I bought some at 14K and some at 40K. I've probably lost half of my $20,000 investment. But that's 20K that I knew was at risk. Anyone who put 400K into it should have millions in assets. If not, it was a reckless investment.

by Anonymousreply 246June 17, 2022 1:12 PM

Yeah that's my viewpoint on it r246, don't bet (and it is betting) what you can't afford to lose.

I also wouldn't talk my friends and family into investing in it, either, like some of these guys seem to have done.

by Anonymousreply 247June 17, 2022 1:20 PM

Again! You cannot use "bitcoin" and "investment" in the same sentence! Does not compute. Bitcoin was not and is not an investment. It is a speculative gamble. Do you"invest" when you put a quarter in a slot machine?? No.

by Anonymousreply 248June 17, 2022 1:41 PM

ANOTHER Crypto lender stops customers withdrawing their money: Hong Kong based Babel finance blames 'unusual liquidity pressures' amid fears Bitcoin crash has only just begun

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by Anonymousreply 249June 17, 2022 3:28 PM

^^This gives me a 2008 Lehman Brothers feel (but on a much smaller scale, obv.) These ‘crypto lending platforms’ seem so shady.

by Anonymousreply 250June 17, 2022 3:55 PM

ShitCoin was only for suckers.

by Anonymousreply 251June 17, 2022 5:24 PM

R245 I think it's terrible working practice even if you keep the discriminatory nature of it out. For example, why would you want to alienate half the population (women) by denigrating them? Wouldn't you want to cast as broad a net for talent or just employees as you can get?

And we'll see if Kraken really is 'better' than other exchanges. I mean, these companies are all great until they're not, and it can happen very quickly.

by Anonymousreply 252June 17, 2022 6:27 PM

Thanks for playing!

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by Anonymousreply 253June 17, 2022 7:14 PM

Bitcoin has just broken a symbolic $20k. It was touch and go whether 'they' would decide to pump it back up or not but it seems like not.

by Anonymousreply 254June 18, 2022 8:33 AM

To put it in perspective, here’s the 2 year graph (click on it to see the full graph.) BTC is back to where it was in Dec. 2020, right before it took off to 60,000+. All those crazy gains, gone.

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by Anonymousreply 255June 18, 2022 3:48 PM

The meltdown continues- took out $19,000 too. Currently $18,500 and still falling (apparently BTC trades 24/7?)

by Anonymousreply 256June 18, 2022 6:23 PM

The whole crypto ecosystem is crashing. Crypto hedge funds, lenders, stablecoins, the whole lot.

by Anonymousreply 257June 18, 2022 6:27 PM

Don’t forget that the biggest speculators and gamblers in the market are market makers themselves. Last year, the financial system nearly collapsed, because some hedgefunds were 100% confident GamesStop (a small company with a tiny float) would go to zero.

by Anonymousreply 258June 18, 2022 6:53 PM

Well at least Puerto Rico will stop being inundated by tax dodgers!

by Anonymousreply 259June 18, 2022 7:13 PM

Are you masturbating R112?

by Anonymousreply 260June 18, 2022 7:15 PM

[quote] I do a lot of freelance writing and I’m very good at explaining things. I was hired to write about 10 articles on bitcoin and it still makes zero sense to me! Warren Buffett’s investment strategy is what I live by: if you don’t understand what the company does or what it produces, don’t invest in it.

Words to live by. If I can’t explain i to you, or even myself, then why are i handling over money? Seems like a recipe for disaster (I currently invest in groceries!)

by Anonymousreply 261June 18, 2022 7:27 PM

It’s down almost $2,500 today alone!

by Anonymousreply 262June 18, 2022 7:50 PM

I like the idea of NFTs, which is the digital equivalent of a unique physical copy of a product or artwork. It could help artists, who can’t get a foot in the traditional art world, make money with their art.

by Anonymousreply 263June 18, 2022 8:30 PM

Do we have confirmed crypto suicides?

by Anonymousreply 264June 18, 2022 9:22 PM


by Anonymousreply 265June 18, 2022 9:26 PM

I still want to know why Tether has stopped printing their digital dollars. If you look at their market cap they were printing Tethers all the way through the last couple of years but then stopped in May, not long after the start of Bitcoin's slide, which I find hard to see as a coincidence...

by Anonymousreply 266June 19, 2022 1:06 AM

Jake Paul is broke.

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by Anonymousreply 267June 19, 2022 4:28 AM

How can he be broke if it's still at $19,000 a share?

by Anonymousreply 268June 19, 2022 5:05 AM

[quote]How can he be broke if it's still at $19,000 a share?

If his debts outweigh his assets, then he's broke.

by Anonymousreply 269June 19, 2022 5:12 AM

Can you imagine being the literal biggest fool who bought this shit at its peak of $68,789.63?

by Anonymousreply 270June 19, 2022 6:32 AM

[quote] Jake Paul is broke.

Party at Jake's house until it gets foreclosed, y'all!

by Anonymousreply 271June 19, 2022 6:58 AM

“Shitcoins,” lol. This guy is the chief Economist at Atlas Capital and an NYU professor of economics.

(BTC fought and clawed its way up from a low of $17,774 to $20,000 where it’s currently barely hanging on for dear life.)

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by Anonymousreply 272June 20, 2022 7:27 PM

The sad thing is that objectively Bitcoin is a shitcoin as well. Sure, it was the first one but it's utility is just as awful and all it does is use up a lot of electricity and has spawned this awful scam of an economy.

by Anonymousreply 273June 20, 2022 7:35 PM

*Its, not it's

by Anonymousreply 274June 20, 2022 7:36 PM

Dumb question, but say someone bought bitcoin years ago, how the hell do you sell or get rid of it?

I know it's a "crypto" currency, so do you have to pay capital gains on the profit?

by Anonymousreply 275June 20, 2022 7:41 PM

R275 I've never used it but from what I understand you can directly send it to another bitcoin user's wallet or you can use an exchange to sell it for fiat or other shitcoins.

by Anonymousreply 276June 20, 2022 7:42 PM

Does fiat mean like US dollars?

by Anonymousreply 277June 20, 2022 7:48 PM

Yes, like US dollars, and you do typically have to pay tax if you make profits from cryptocurrency like with stocks.

by Anonymousreply 278June 20, 2022 7:50 PM

R275 People who don’t understand it shouldn’t buy it.

by Anonymousreply 279June 20, 2022 7:50 PM

didn't a country made bitcoin their national currency? LOL

by Anonymousreply 280June 20, 2022 7:54 PM

More trouble in the cryptoworld:

"Crypto exchange @Hoo_exchange has joined fellow Hong Kong-based crypto platforms @finblox and @BabelFinance in restricting user withdrawals due to market volatility and liquidity constraints."

Translation: we don't have the money to pay out...

by Anonymousreply 281June 20, 2022 7:54 PM

Basically a run on the bank 1929 tyle!

by Anonymousreply 282June 20, 2022 8:26 PM
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by Anonymousreply 283June 21, 2022 1:43 AM

NFTs are not quite as big a scam as crypto--but NFTs are not worth even one percent of the prices they were initially being sold.

by Anonymousreply 284June 21, 2022 3:21 AM

Bloomberg says that at current prices El Salvador has lost more than half of what they spent on Bitcoin. It especially sucks what that idiot president is trying to do when El Salvador is very poor. There have been anti-Bitcoin protests there.

This month S&P Global Ratings downgraded El Salvador to CCC+ this month - to put in context how bad that is, that's on par with Ukraine.

by Anonymousreply 285June 21, 2022 7:08 AM

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by Anonymousreply 286June 21, 2022 8:06 AM


Put down the drink…

by Anonymousreply 287June 21, 2022 8:09 AM

R145 Do btc holders/owners have the ability/right to attend “shareholder” meetings, where they learn about the company, the execs, new products, the future, etc., and vote in various elections?

by Anonymousreply 288June 21, 2022 9:26 AM

India's largest exchanges CoinDCX and Coinswitch Kuber have both shut down withdrawals.

CoinDCX for weeks now, citing 'ongoing maintenance'. Kuber citing 'strengthening KYC'.

by Anonymousreply 289June 21, 2022 10:11 AM

Crypto DeFi platform Bancor also in trouble: "Due to hostile market conditions, Bancor’s Impermanent Loss Protection is temporarily paused. IL protection will be reactivated on the protocol as the market stabilizes."

by Anonymousreply 290June 21, 2022 10:22 AM

Bancor even gave out condoms with that on it.... well, I guess condoms fail sometimes.

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by Anonymousreply 291June 21, 2022 10:33 AM

Lol, check out this story of a whale ransacking a fattened DeFi protocol.

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by Anonymousreply 292June 21, 2022 10:55 AM

It’s been teeeetering right around $20,000 for days now…exactly where it was in Dec. 2020, right before it took off. Anyone who bought BTC between Dec. 2020 and June of this year has lost $$. Bummer.

by Anonymousreply 293June 23, 2022 12:51 AM

Were people not able to withdraw back in Dec. 2020 like they can't now? Can't see the no withdrawing thing instilling great faith in new investors.

by Anonymousreply 294June 23, 2022 9:38 AM

I have noticed more people saying that they'll move their coins onto cold storage (risky in itself because it means that you have to be your own bank - can't lose your passwords or have it stolen/lost).

I think things will really hit the rocks if one of the big exchanges like Coinbase, Binance or the big stablecoins like Tether or USD Coin (USDC now has a market cap of $56bn, USDT $67bn) become insolvent. No idea if that's likely soon or not but at some point there will be a reckoning.

by Anonymousreply 295June 23, 2022 10:53 AM

Exchange CoinFlex has paused withdrawals:

"Due to extreme market conditions last week & continued uncertainty involving a counterparty, today we are announcing that we are pausing all withdrawals. We fully expect to resume withdrawals in a better position as soon as possible. We will fully communicate with you as we find out more."

AEX Global limiting withdrawals:

"Due to the short-term liquidity of the platform, we previously limited the daily coin withdrawal amount for a single account (currently 600U per account per day) and expected to return to normal within 90 days."

by Anonymousreply 296June 23, 2022 7:17 PM

NFTs look like they're being used for money laundering. Sales like these don't make a lot of sense otherwise -

Bored Ape #9518 — purchased April 30, for $525,520 (186 ETH). A week and a half later, they sold for half of that price — $227,360 (112 ETH).

Bored Ape 3158 — An ape with rainbow suspenders and a mohawk sold for $202,000 (88 ETH) on May 11. Two weeks later, it sold for a tenth of the price — $20,680 (10 ETH).

by Anonymousreply 297June 23, 2022 7:38 PM

There's been a rebound, most of it in the alt-coin market.

by Anonymousreply 298June 24, 2022 7:53 PM

Another 'hack' where $100m in crypto has been stolen, this time from Horizon/Harmong. I'm always suspicious of those 'hacks' - could be an inside job or an excuse for losses.

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by Anonymousreply 299June 24, 2022 8:22 PM

Miners could be coming under pressure since many have loans to repay.

Miners get loans to buy crypto mining components from crypto banks. Banks lend customer deposits. At some point, those deposits are converted into filthy fiat to buy goods and services.

I'm sure this has happened:

InvestorX buys crypto with fiat > InvestorX deposits crypto in BankY > BankY lends crypto to MinerZ > MinerZ sells crypto to InvestorX for fiat (again) > InvestorX deposits crypto in BankY

This is kind of sustainable as long as InvestorX is putting new money into the system and BankY can convince InvestorX to accept some shitcoin as interest on their deposit.

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