Bitcoin, buy it now

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in the history of trading all things, no traded security has gone straight up defying gravity. When you do see this it creates a euphoria, FOMO (for of missing out), and people who are normally more level headed will eventually say what the hell. Have I looked at it? You bet.

This is all fine and I congratulate everyone who has made money here. But remember this, until you convert your bitcoin to something else, it really is nothing. Just a number on a screen. No different than any other security.

Also know that these meteoric rises can take weeks or months, or years....when, not if it starts to go the other way, the door out gets really really small. This means the rate of a sell off is much higher than the rate of growth.

One of the really interesting parts of this is that there are other competing crypto currencies. This means that people might jump from one ship to the next. This would also potentially excellerate a decline as people will see the brand X currency start to take off (FOMO).

will it be the end of bitcoin? Highly unlikely.

I dont own any bitcoin. I also am not advising people to buy it, not buy it, sell it, hold it, ignore it or what ever. I am also not ruling it out as a hedge and may in fact buy into it at some point. I would prefer to wait however for a really big sell off but thats just me.
"But remember this, until you convert your bitcoin to something else, it really is nothing. Just a number on a screen. No different than any other security."

This is timebound

Today, one has limited options to actually buy goods and services using bitcoin. Microsoft, paypal, few other places and beyond that it's the domain of cyber criminals, human trafficking and organized crime

But soon (and I think I've already posted this elsewhere...losing track here), there are 4 billion people for whom our financial systems as they are today have failed. A farmer in Africa may not have a bank to deposit his worthless FIAT collected from a selling his beans at a local market, nor can he borrow money from a bank to expand operations. 4 billion people have no access to credit.

Bitcoin is going to change all that. In the developed world, we don't see that need. In the developing world, the demand is pent up and about to burst.

Africa is thought by many to be the next frontier. A day will come when Sierra Leon will accept only bitcoin for their diamonds, South Africa will accept only bitcoin for it's rare earth metals. They see it as the magic bullet to unshackle themselves from western FIAT slavery


Bitcoin will eventually become unhinged from FIAT
 
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Ethereum has the makings of an even bigger disruptor than bitcoin
There are many "better" coins, but BTC has captured the imagination of the world, like Tesla (Short it now!)
Sentiment is everything in the markets of the sheeple
 

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I just threw a couple of grand into a Robinhood account to trade crypto. I was happy with my market gains, but this is too good to pass up.
So the starting balance for me is $1,000. Let's see if it shit's the bed now that I have a buy order for 0.02549792 BTC :D
Maybe we can build Duc a mosuleum if it keeps going up! Fill it full of vices to help guide his way through the afterlife.
 

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I just threw a couple of grand into a Robinhood account to trade crypto. I was happy with my market gains, but this is too good to pass up.
So the starting balance for me is $1,000. Let's see if it shit's the bed now that I have a buy order for 0.02549792 BTC :D
Maybe we can build Duc a mosuleum if it keeps going up! Fill it full of vices to help guide his way through the afterlife.
someone sent me al ink to that awahile back offering a free stock up to 500 bucks. just seemed like a scam at the time.
 

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just in case anyone else wants a free stock...apparently i get another one for everyone who signs up!

Hey, fuck you guy! Here's my free stock link!

Hahahaha!! (I'm super joking!)
 
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how is bitcoin not a FIAT? To what standard is it measured?
Traditionally, it has been VERY VERY illegal to print money. The Govt owns ALL money. FIAT. Guys that have tried it in the past, like the LIBERT DOLLAR, have gotten long sentences.

Under 18 U.S. § 486, it's a criminal offense to make or pass any metal coins "intended for use as current money, whether in the resemblance of coins of the United States or of foreign countries, or of original design."

An offense is punishable with up to 5 years in prison, a fine, or both.

This prohibition arguably applies to paper money as well. Article 1, section 8, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to coin money and regulate its value. The Justice Department believes this gives the federal government the "concurrent power to restrain the circulation of [private] money."
EVERY COUNTRY REGULATES FIAT CURRENCY

Make Your Own Currency, Spend 5 Years in Jail

I suspect, this is why Mr. Satosshi didnt want to be identified and quietly dissapeared.
No one would have been surprise if the Feds had tageted him like they have Assange for example.

Luckily, no one in the Justice department could comprehend the magnitude of the threat that a digital currency poses to the Govt control of FIAT. If they did, they would have shut it down instantly.

Then Silk Road happened and it served as a currency for the dark web. Again the Govt spooks could only see the Silk Road website as the problem and didnt regulate BTC.

The visionaries understood the potential and the lack of regulation leading to the explosion of other coins, and the 2017 adoption bubble by which time, it was too late. Tech was fully behind blockchain, and the dumb asses that sit in Govt offices were scrambling to get their petty, self serving, shrunken heads around the concept. They only understood that when Silicon Valley gets involved, it means big $$$$, and that means $$$ for Big Govt. They assumed that coins would simply replace Visa/Mastercard as the point of sale mechanism. They were worried that it could pose a risk to currency, but as you see, they still dont take it seriously because its market cap is so low compared to the daily dollar transactions in the world. But that is going to change.


BTC is a REPLACEMENT FOR GOVT CONTROLLED currency. It has a limited supply and cant be diddled with. IT is bordeless and you dont need armored trucks to transport it around the world. Thats why it is a revolution in money. Thats why its going to $100k and probably beyond

 
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Pakistan to Set up Two State-Owned Bitcoin Mining Farms to Help Boost Economy

a STATE OWNED mining operation... what more confirmation does anyone need that this is a valid store of value like gold


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I think there is a significant devaluation of the U.S. dollar going on and that is driving the demand for cryptocurrencies. Digital currencies are now seen to be more stable than fiat currencies. If that trend continues, which I think it will, it’s going to accelerate the devaluation of fiat currencies. Therefore causing significant disturbances in the markets as well.
 
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Gonna be over 40k any minute now.
Sleepy Joe needs to deliver the stimulus today

$2T or more should propel BTC over $40K and never look back

The dismal job numbers that just came out should ensure he delivers

$US is hemorrhaging anticipating the mega printing so the market is pretty much baking it in
 

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The major indices are all up, with the RUT leading, currenly up 1.84% for the morning.
 

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Sleepy Joe needs to deliver the stimulus today

$2T or more should propel BTC over $40K and never look back

The dismal job numbers that just came out should ensure he delivers

$US is hemorrhaging anticipating the mega printing so the market is pretty much baking it in
pretty sure that until he becomes president, he cant actually deliver squat.
 
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