An Overview of Bitcoin

Discussion in 'Cryptocurrencies' started by Baron, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. traderjo

    traderjo

    - No real backing
    - Your choice of coin may become less popular
    - Chances of the so called exchange going down overnight as compared to a major country currency going down overnight to pittance
    - NO yield
    - NO FDIC or similar assurance
    - Very volatile
    - poor acceptance around small places ( everybody recognizes $ from Timbktu to Thursday Islands)
     
    #91     Jan 29, 2018
  2. johnarb

    johnarb

    "traderjo, post:
    - No real backing - backed and secured by the highest computing power in the world
    - Your choice of coin may become less popular
    - Chances of the so called exchange going down overnight as compared to a major country currency going down overnight to pittance - What effect did the Lehman bankruptcy have on the worldwide financial system?
    - NO yield - not a company however, you get free fork coins so it's like a dividend of sort :D /s
    - NO FDIC or similar assurance - decentralized
    - Very volatile
    - poor acceptance around small places ( everybody recognizes $ from Timbktu to Thursday Islands) You'd be surprised to learn how usable bitcoin in places around the world, but for now just keep telling yourself this

    Why oh why I didn't respond to your list earlier. My OCD is bothering me. :banghead:
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
    #92     Jan 29, 2018
  3. traderjo

    traderjo

     
    #93     Jan 29, 2018
  4. truetype

    truetype

    Hedge Funds Go Bullish on Bitcoin Futures
    Most recent CFTC report showed leveraged funds with 1,142 long positions in bitcoin futures, more than double the 518 short positions they held
    By Alexander Osipovich
    Jan. 26, 2018 5:49 p.m. ET
    7 COMMENTS
    Hedge funds have swung their bitcoin-futures bets to the bullish side for the first time, a marked turn around from a few weeks ago, according to figures released on Friday.
    The data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission suggests a shift in sentiment among so-called “leveraged funds,” a category that includes hedge funds. Ever since late December, when the CFTC began publishing weekly reports on the new bitcoin-futures market run by Cboe Global Markets Inc., CBOE 1.10% data had shown that these funds were bearish on bitcoin, unlike smaller investors who are overwhelmingly bullish...
    That data was current as of Tuesday, Jan. 23, although it was only released Friday. By comparison, as of Dec. 26, hedge funds’ short positions in Cboe bitcoin futures outnumbered their long positions by more than 4 to 1, CFTC data show.
     
    #94     Jan 31, 2018
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  5. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    Just when BTC is dipping below 10K.
     
    #95     Jan 31, 2018
  6. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    This gives a perfect description of bitcoin, so I will share it with you guys, from Reddit:

    "Commodity material is a tangible thing with tangible applications.

    Shares of a company are less tangible than commodity but still result a sliver of ownership of a company and are redeemable for something in the result of a bankruptcy.

    Bitcoin is...... nothing. It's a fugazie. It's poof. It's air. Its the dingleberry on my asshole. It's not redeemable for shit.

    You feel me blood?"
     
    #96     Feb 1, 2018
  7. prc117f

    prc117f

    My wife thinks its pretend money and she does not understand why people are using real money to buy pretend money you cant use to buy groceries or pay bills etc..
     
    #97     Feb 4, 2018
  8. Overnight

    Overnight

    Fugheddabouddit.

     
    #98     Feb 4, 2018
  9. Sprout

    Sprout

  10. johnarb

    johnarb