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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Even Steven » Dec 14th, 2017, 2:36 pm

It's a lottery really. You can lose all of your money tomorrow. Or you can triple your money in 4 months. Nobody knows what will happen, but there isn't much of a point of calculating how much money you'd make if you invested back in ...

All I know is that when people here start talking about how easy it is to make money by buying bitcoin/flipping properties/buying gold/trading silver... that's a sure sign that the market is in the bubble territory and you need to get out.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Woodenhead » Dec 14th, 2017, 3:02 pm

Even Steven wrote:It's a lottery really.

Definitely. Life is a lottery.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Even Steven » Dec 14th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Woodenhead wrote:Definitely. Life is a lottery.

Hey, even street tacos are a lottery. You might have a tasty meal or you might have nuclear diarrhea.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Woodenhead » Dec 15th, 2017, 12:20 pm

I had chipotle last night. Won the lottery this morning.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby zerograv » Dec 15th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Even Steven wrote:It's a lottery really. You can lose all of your money tomorrow. Or you can triple your money in 4 months. Nobody knows what will happen, but there isn't much of a point of calculating how much money you'd make if you invested back in ...

All I know is that when people here start talking about how easy it is to make money by buying bitcoin/flipping properties/buying gold/trading silver... that's a sure sign that the market is in the bubble territory and you need to get out.


Crypto isn't the same as traditional fiat currencies. How can we use the same methods to determine a bubble?
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby GoStumpy » Dec 18th, 2017, 8:20 pm

This whole thread is friggin hilarious :)

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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Woodenhead » Dec 20th, 2017, 12:49 pm

GoStumpy wrote:The uninformed always :130: have the strongest opinions on things


That's a strong opinion! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Even Steven » Dec 20th, 2017, 3:15 pm

zerograv wrote:Crypto isn't the same as traditional fiat currencies. How can we use the same methods to determine a bubble?

Well, all bubbles have the same characteristics, and just because they're in different asset classes doesn't mean you can't compare them. But when talking about bitcoin it's important to separate bitcoin as technology - brilliant, cutting-edge, very useful in other applications ... and actual bitcoins - they're basically limited supply didgeridoos. You can buy them, you can sell them, there's a market for both. It's a limited supply (or so we're told). When you buy bitcoin you don't buy a piece of technology which isn't patentable and can be easily reproduced judging by 1200 other cryptocurrencies on the market. Any govt in the world can come up with their own cryptocurrency tomorrow, they don't need bitcoin for that. You only buy a limited edition Barbie, not the company that makes Barbies.

And since there is no underlying value, the market is driven purely by speculations and emotions. But I'm not saying "you won't be able to make money with it" - after all, if there's emotions driving the market you can take advantage of it and make few shekels from fools who are jumping on the bandwagon. As long as you realize you can be one of them and this is a textbook definition of a bubble phenomena.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby forum » Dec 21st, 2017, 9:23 pm

A long time ago Gold was in a bubble. And then it was Gold.
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Re: Bitcoin ATM

Postby Gixxer » Dec 22nd, 2017, 11:01 am

Wow did it take a dive. I basically lost 10k. Oh well time to buy more when its cheap.
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