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Old Dec 9th 2017, 3:58 am   #1
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Just a reality check.

For those remortgaging their homes (ATM's)
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 5:17 am   #2
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Just a reality check.

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Sorry, which day are we talking about?

Currently 1 bitcoin = US$15480.83, 4 days ago it was US$12000, in between
it was $17000.

The reality is it reflects sentiment regarding crackdowns on holding and trading. Is there any reason for the value? Nope, but that's pretty true of any fiat currency. It's also designed so it's hard for governments and big financial concerns to control (which is a good part of why it's used at all), so it's doubtful if control will be possible at all.

Upshot is, it's a bet, like any currency trading, just with bigger odds.
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 1:19 pm   #3
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Just a reality check.

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Source? Stats?

I ain't seeing it
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 7:08 pm   #4
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a thread not on fact but on reality.

Too deep or high for some?
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Sure, I get that but the OP stated that it had dropped 80% at the time of posting and that had patently not happened

Could still be the bubble of bubbles though - I ain't putting my house on it!
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Old Dec 13th 2017, 7:28 am   #7
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Sure, I get that but the OP stated that it had dropped 80% at the time of posting and that had patently not happened

Could still be the bubble of bubbles though - I ain't putting my house on it!
80% was relayed in jest tongue/cheek to the claimed 2000% growth.

currency speculators love volatility but main stream use needs stability to be effective.

people are getting too caught up in the technology which is not just limited to bitcoin.

the compliance costs (mining) is high in both monetary and environmental.

If such a good thing why so much illegal marketing?

Betting your house? Nuts all eggs in a glass basket.

To me the growth is fed to desperate people prepared to take irrational risk.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11959090

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Old Dec 18th 2017, 9:50 pm   #8
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Another trader in liquidation.

How is this tie up with an exponential growth?

Did they not pay their marketing contribution?
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Old Dec 22nd 2017, 3:41 am   #9
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25% this week
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Old Feb 2nd 2018, 7:56 am   #11
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Sorry, which day are we talking about?

Currently 1 bitcoin = US$15480.83, 4 days ago it was US$12000, in between
it was $17000.

The reality is it reflects sentiment regarding crackdowns on holding and trading. Is there any reason for the value? Nope, but that's pretty true of any fiat currency. It's also designed so it's hard for governments and big financial concerns to control (which is a good part of why it's used at all), so it's doubtful if control will be possible at all.

Upshot is, it's a bet, like any currency trading, just with bigger odds.
"Bitcoin's woes have continued with the cryptocurrency slumping 8.2 per cent today to trade at US$8326 ($11,306) - its lowest level since November."
Bitcoin slumps below US$8,500 as Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts - NZ Herald
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Old Feb 2nd 2018, 9:21 am   #12
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"Bitcoin's woes have continued with the cryptocurrency slumping 8.2 per cent today to trade at US$8326 ($11,306) - its lowest level since November."
Bitcoin slumps below US$8,500 as Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts - NZ Herald
Yep, twas ever thus.

There is nothing holding up bitcoin except the ability to avoid governance.
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This latest drop quieted down certain people in my FB feed who wouldn't stop crowing about their profits. At least 2 people I know became Bitcoin millionaires. Maybe now they're thousandaires.

I totally missed this rally. Missed several of them, actually. Oops!
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