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TheMessage Edition 007
1 – Quote of the Week & Utopia Trivia
“Bitcoin is the currency of resistance.” Utopia Trivia – What was the Genesis Block’s Reward Per Thread? Look for the answers somewhere in this edition of TheMessage.
2 – A Deeper Look Inside The Rabbit Hole of Utopia – PART IV
In Part III we reviewed the meteoric rise and fall of Napster, followed by the birth of a truly Peer-to-Peer content sharing platform in the form of the BitTorrent protocol. We discussed how revolutionary a technology BitTorrent was and how integral to the Internet it has become. Now in Part IV, we will discuss what happens when the profoundly democratizing and resilient power of Peer-to-Peer technology is brought to bear on money itself. On October 31st 2008, the Bitcoin white paper is published and on January 3 2009, Bitcoin’s Genesis Block is mined. Previously, the idea of digital money could not be realized in a direct, trustless fashion, because there always existed the problem of multiple spending. A trusted, third party database was always necessary and that handicap held back the potential of digital money for many years. Satoshi Nakamoto proposed an elegant solution; through cryptography, a Peer-to-Peer network could maintain the integrity of the record and allow participants to transfer value between each other without having to trust any third party. The simple but profound act of one human being directly handing another human being something of unique value was now finally enabled online through the internet. The social, economic and political implications of this technological breakthrough are still be felt to this day. To understand how consequential a breakthrough Bitcoin was, you would need to appreciate how important a role money and its control plays in the lives of human beings. Most people today are born into societies where they have little choice in the matters of money. Decisions made by others many years ago affect their day to day lives in ways most do not understand. Human history is littered with examples of those in privileged positions abusing the power to create and regulate money to the detriment of the masses. Just as the power of communication and content sharing was placed in the hands of the people through Peer-to-Peer technology and the internet, now money itself was placed in the hands of the people through the P2P technology of Bitcoin. To participate in Bitcoin was itself a kind of defiant act against the existing power structures, a form of resistance–“Bitcoin is the currency of resistance.” Max Keiser, a broadcaster, film maker and Bitcoin proponent is quoted as saying. The modern history of the internet has taught us that with every advancement and empowering step forward for humanity, vested corporate and government interests seek to extend their domain of influence by exerting power and control in lock-step with those advancements and Bitcoin is no exception. The only solution to diminish this negative influence, projected via surveillance and its coercive power, has been the equalizing power of cryptography and the democratizing power of P2P technology. What if advancements in these two fields could be brought to bear on a new kind of internet? An internet where surveillance and censorship were absent? An internet where communication, content and money could all flow in complete security and privacy? That will be the subject of Part V, our final segment in this series of articles; the revolution of Utopia.
3 – Mining Rewards Adjustment on Block #8843
Background On the day of Utopia’s mainnet launch, November 18th 2019, the mining Reward Per Thread (and so the Genesis Block’s RPT) was set at 0.0128 CRP. It stayed set at a maximum of 0.0128 for approximately 3-4 weeks as the total thread count ballooned to over 30,000 and only marginally declined after 15,000 threads since the Total Reward Generated (TRG) was capped at 192 CRP per 15 minutes Block. It was because of the miner abuse associated with those initial weeks that a major update was released in mid-December mandating a bot be run on a system with a minimum specification of 4 CPUs and 4GB of RAM along with a Public IP. Once that new requirement was put in place, thread count collapsed from over 30,000 to less than 1,000. Within days, the team doubled the mining RPT to 0.0256 CRP in order to better incentivize users to operate bots on enhanced servers and support the network. Unfortunately version 1.0.5499 had serious issues with reward rate for miners and for 7 weeks users endured through inconsistent rewards until the much celebrated major update was finally released on Febraury 4th 2020. Major update version 1.0.5665 and minor update 5672 witnessed the thread count climb consistently from less than 1,000 threads to over 9,000 threads over the next 2 weeks. However, at 7,500 threads, when a number of users, this publisher included, expected to see a similar marginal decline in RPT as before, none was observed. The TRG number was apparently no longer capped at 192 as it previously had been, and the TRG saw its figure climb to as high as 230 CRP (equivalent to over 22,000 CRP per day) before the hammer came down. Utopia Monetary Policy At this point, it’s worth reviewing the 1984 Group’s purported monetary policy for Crypton and Utopia. In their own words: “Multi-faceted and highly-professional approach to liquidity support and stable market rate of Crypton is well-organized with 3 main levers:
Adjustable amount of issued Cryptons per 15 minute block for regulating emission
Adjustable Proof-of-Stake Rate for storing Cryptons that can be positive or even negative if it’s necessary for market rate stability
Adjustable fees settings for all paid services available within Utopia ecosystem
All of three adjustable settings listed above are currently controlled by Utopia development team but after implementation of decentralized referendum, self-governance and voting systems the full control of adjustable settings will be transferred to society.” The Hammer of Block #8843, RPT vs TRG On Block #8843 the team reduced the RPT from 0.0256 to 0.0096, a contraction of 62.5%, or a factor of 2.67. This happened on February 19th midday UTC time. According to a message sent by the team, “This measure is necessary for optimal total balance of mined Cryptons and for efficient CRP value support in current market conditions.”. Based on the team’s explanation, they did this in order to control the trajectory of total CRP in circulation (“optimal total balance of mined Cryptons”) as well as to provide support to the value of CRP in the market, (“efficient CRP value support in current market conditions”). Why they chose to exercise control at the RPT level rather than the TRG level is the most fascinating question to consider. Capping the TRG has the additional effect of marginally disincentivizing new threads, whereas reducing the RPT doesn’t have that negative marginal effect, it simply makes each thread less productive. While both would have a similar monetary or economic net effect, they provide different incentives to miners. By reducing RPT, miners are incentivized to find more cost-effective servers in the long run, while the addition of new threads continues to be incentivized in a similar fashion. Therefore, we can conclude that the team wants to see the thread count continue to multiply, but did not want to compromise the inflation of CRP to accomplish this. Furthermore, because the reward rate of mining bots is already relatively high, it can be concluded that the RPT is unlikely to ever see an increase again.
4 – Updated CRP Price Structure at TheMarket
With the cost of mining CRP having increased by a factor of 2.67, TheMerchant is updating the price structure at TheMarket in order to better accommodate potential investors with different price sensitivities. The Normal high-volume selling price will now be $2.50/CRP. This will be the default price around the clock when not in the 14:00 to 22:00 UTC time slot on Saturdays. The Once-Per-Week high volume selling price will now be $2.00/CRP. This will be every Saturday except the final Saturday of the month, from 14:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC. (February 22, March 7, 14, 21, etc.) The Once-Per-Month high volume selling price will now be $1.50/CRP. This will be on the final Saturday of the month, from 14:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC. February 29, March 28, April 25 etc.) The reason for this price structure is that until a low-friction, high-volume exchange is established, there needs to be a reliable and predictable way to meet the needs of potential investors at different price points. Some investors have a long enough investment horizon that buying at $2.50 or $2.00 or $1.50 is not as important as being able to accumulate as much CRP as possible from a trusted source before the supply is exhausted. This investor would be considered more time-sensitive and less price-sensitive and more likely to acquire TheMerchant’s supply before others. Whereas other investors may have a shorter investment horizon and patiently waiting until the end of the week on Saturday, or quite possibly even until the end of the month on the final Saturday is more appealing to them, even at the risk of the supply having been reduced to completely exhausted, because they are more price-sensitive. In all cases, buy orders will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.
5 – Personal Note from The Publisher
Here’s where to find the “Rabbit Hole” that is Utopia for those who may be reading on the surveillance landscape of the clearnet: https://u.is TheMerchant Public Key: 0093DEFD354D78D4F035CF04A935DD211A9765B8779C68D30A9DA0B3EB06554F Request contact authorization from TheMerchant to receive uMail versions of TheMessage and to purchase CRP, the future of private P2P commerce. TheMarket Channel ID: E95109799EC5047783C867F6AF6D4568 Utopia’s leading forum for the exchange of both CRP and uNS records. Zero-Profit Escrow Service is available from TheMerchant to help establish trust. TheMessage Channel ID: BE91B84B9565C8429D214EBB10753E83 The first weekly publication on all things Utopia. Subscribe to TheMessage and get connected. TheMegaphone Channel ID: 3277D61A3CF7BAEE951C0C6607532FB8 TheMerchant’s ECHO feed; his personal and uncensored voice, amplified and protected by Utopia. Turn on TheMegaphone!
Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 102 Quintillion in Historic Network Milestone
Article by Cointelegraph: William Suberg Bitcoin’s (BTC) network hash rate has passed a record 102 quintillion hashes for the first time in history in a historic milestone for the cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin adds another zero to hash rate
As data from monitoring resource Blockchain confirmed on Sept. 18, hash rate, ultimately a function of how secure the Bitcoin network is, has reached a high of 102.8 quintillion hashes. Bitcoin network hash rate. Source: Blockchain The achievement follows a string of records for the metric this year, Cointelegraph reporting on various stages of its expansion over the past few months. Hash rate refers to the amount of computing power involved in processing Bitcoin transactions. The higher the number of hashes, the more implied competition there is among miners to obtain the block reward. Since December 2018, the hash rate has progressed from its recent low of 31 quintillion hashes per second, equating to the progress of 230%.
Bitcoin proponents eye price implications
Current growth has excited commentators, despite coming in tandem with a moderate decline in Bitcoin price. As many noted, new upward action for hash rate tends may hint at future price growth. Hash rate began growing in January after several months of decline, with price then following in April. Commenting on the current rate of growth, Lightning Torch organizer Hodlonaut said the figures spoke to underlying confidence among miners. “Last readjustment period (2016 blocks, or around 2 weeks) increased 10.38%. We are about half way through the current readjustment period, and on track for another 11.85% increase,” he forecast. Others have already given more bullish predictions. Max Keiser, a firm believer in Bitcoin’s prowess over altcoins, has frequently doubled down on his depiction of giant surges in both hash rate and price in the near future.
What they really don't wan't you to know about Dash!
Dash is breaking away with regards to integrations, partnerships and developments that advocates of other Crypto Currencies have become frightened of Dash's future dominance. Unfortunately for most of these other Crypto Currency projects Dash as a platform is well and truly in the driving seat on so many levels. Lets take a look at some of the achievements in 2017 and upcoming events:
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Bitcoin’s Record Hash Rate May Hint at Price Gains to Come
Article by Coindesk: Omkar Godbole Bitcoin’s latest bout of consolidation may end up with bullish breakout, as a key metric of miner confidence has hit all-time highs. The top cryptocurrency by market value has clocked lower daily highs and higher daily lows over the last three days and is currently trading at $10,300 on Bitstamp, little changed on a 24-hour basis. The cryptocurrency has charted the narrowing price range amid a surge in non-price metrics including a rise in the network’s hash rate — a measure of the computing power dedicated to mining bitcoin. The two-week average hash rate reached a record high of 85 exahashes per second (EH/s) around 19:00 UTC last Friday. Further, mining difficulty — a measure of how hard it is to create a block of transactions — also jumped to a new all-time of nearly 12 trillion. The hash rate could be considered a barometer of miner’s confidence in the bitcoin price rally. After all, the miners would be ready to dedicate more resources for mining if they are bullish on price and would want to scale back their operations if a price slide is expected. Hence, many observers, including the likes of Changpeng Zhao, Founder of Binance, and former Wall Street trader and journalist Max Keiser believe prices follow hash rate. https://preview.redd.it/vapgqlijqgn31.png?width=660&format=png&auto=webp&s=f7dbc990a6f6f57cbbf16ce2bbafa193e49a8acf Zhao tweeted on Friday that, “a rising hash rate means more miners are investing in BTC”, while few other observers stated that sellers should think twice before betting against the most secure blockchain — the higher the hash rate of a cryptocurrency network, the more expensive to 51 percent attack. Put simply, Zhao is expecting bitcoin’s price to track the hash rate higher. It is worth noting that the market stands divided on the relationship between bitcoin’s price and hash rate. Some observers believe the hash rate follows price and the metric’s outperformance represents overtly exuberant miners. Hence, reading the rising hash rate as a sign of an impending price rally may prove costly. That said, the price is likely to follow the hash rate this time, as overexuberance is typically observed at market tops or near record highs. As of now, BTC is down almost $10,000 from the record high of $20,000 reached in December. Also, the market sentiment is quite bullish with reward halving (supply cut) due in less than a year and the sustained uptick in miners’ confidence is more likely to draw fresh bids, possibly leading to a positive feedback loop. All-in-all, the narrowing price range established over the last few days is likely to pave the way for a bullish move.
Daily and 4-hour charts
Bitcoin has charted (above left) back-to-back inside bar candlestick pattern over the last three days. The first inside bar appeared on Friday as that day’s high and low fell within Thursday’s trading range. The second and the third inside bar candle was created on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Inside bars indicate consolidation and lack of volatility and often end with an explosive move on either side. A break below the first inside bar’s (Friday) low of $10,154 would imply range breakdown and could yield a stronger sell-off to levels below $9,855 (Sept. 11 low). A break above Friday’s high of $10,458 would imply range breakout and open the doors to $10,956 (July 20 high). The falling wedge breakout confirmed on the 4-hour chart (above right) last week is still valid. So, the probability of range breakout is high. Disclosure:The author holds no cryptocurrency assets at the time of writing. Bitcoin image via Shutterstock; charts by Trading View
The Creeps of Creeptocurrency - a public information guide (updated)
The Faces of Bitcoin - An Information Guide for the Public Reddit CEO Yishan Wong once said: ‘"Without being too inflammatory, the user base for bitcoin is basically crazy libertarians who are increasingly poorly informed about currency systems and macroeconomics.’ So let’s list the buttiness of the public faces of Bitcoin for all the people new to crypto. The public should know who and what they are dealing with. Please expand the list and distribute widely Part One Satoshi Nakamoto - the economically illiterate founder of Bitcoin. Having cobbled together various older ideas (he did NOT invent blockchain) he acted like he had created something new and foolishly released it to the public in a beta state that could not be easily retracted or upgraded. He was so embarrassed by his creation that he didn’t want to reveal his identity. The price of decentralisation is nobody gives a shit about your leadership and you can’t be a real project manager. Whenever he was losing control of Bitcoin he would freak out and ask developers to stop trying to innovate or tamper with his project. Eventually he was so frustrated by decentralisation that he abandoned his project. Erik Voorhees - is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the bitcoin gambling website Satoshi Dice. He was fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an unregistered stock offering related to SatoshiDice. Charlie Shrem - co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. In 2017, he joined Jaxx as its director of business and community development. In December 2014 he was sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace. He was released from prison around June 2016. Giancarlo Devasini - was previously fined for running a software counterfeiting business selling pirate Microsoft warez before becoming chief bean counter and Tether manager at Bitfinex. The most recent article in the Italian media can be found below. It covers Tether and the exchange’s ‘banking’ issues: http://ilsole24ore.com/solemobile/main/art/notizie/2017-12-18/paradisi-fiscali-attacchi-hacker-e-blocchi-storia-bitfinex-regina-bitcoin-212359.shtml Max Keiser - is an American broadcaster and film maker. Though he is not a financial expert he hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian twisted alternative facts state media channel RT that features heterodox economics theories. Keiser is the creator, co-founder, and former CEO of HSX Holdings/Hollywood Stock Exchange. This technology allows traders to exchange virtual securities, such as "MovieStocks" and "StarBonds", with convertible virtual currency, the "Hollywood Dollar". It exists in its own parallel reality separate from Hollywood’s own creative accounting practices.
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The Faces of Bitcoin - A Information Guide for the Public
The Faces of Bitcoin - An Information Guide for the Public Reddit CEO Yishan Wong once said: ‘"Without being too inflammatory, the user base for bitcoin is basically crazy libertarians who are increasingly poorly informed about currency systems and macroeconomics.’ So let’s list the buttiness of the public faces of Bitcoin for all the people new to crypto. The public should know who and what they are dealing with. Please expand the list and distribute widely Part One Satoshi Nakamoto - the economically illiterate founder of Bitcoin. Having cobbled together various older ideas he acted like he had created something new and foolishly released it to the public in a beta state that could not be easily retracted or upgraded. He was so embarrassed by his creation that he didn’t want to reveal his identity. The price of decentralisation is nobody gives a shit about your leadership and you can’t be a real project manager. Whenever he was losing control of Bitcoin he would freak out and ask developers to stop trying to innovate or tamper with his project. Eventually he was so frustrated by decentralisation that he abandoned his project. Erik Voorhees - is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the bitcoin gambling website Satoshi Dice. He was fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an unregistered stock offering related to SatoshiDice. Charlie Shrem - co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. In 2017, he joined Jaxx as its director of business and community development. In December 2014 he was sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace. He was released from prison around June 2016. Giancarlo Devasini - was previously fined for running a software counterfeiting business selling pirate Microsoft warez before becoming chief bean counter and Tether manager at Bitfinex. The most recent article in the Italian media can be found below. It covers Tether and the exchange’s ‘banking’ issues: http://ilsole24ore.com/solemobile/main/art/notizie/2017-12-18/paradisi-fiscali-attacchi-hacker-e-blocchi-storia-bitfinex-regina-bitcoin-212359.shtml Max Keiser - is an American broadcaster and film maker. Though he is not a financial expert he hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian twisted alternative facts state media channel RT that features heterodox economics theories. Keiser is the creator, co-founder, and former CEO of HSX Holdings/Hollywood Stock Exchange. This technology allows traders to exchange virtual securities, such as "MovieStocks" and "StarBonds", with convertible virtual currency, the "Hollywood Dollar". It exists in its own parallel reality separate from Hollywood’s own creative accounting practices.
Beginners information to Cryptsy Currencies. By Jason Davies To buy any other crypto currency the first thing you need is a set amount of bitcoins to buy other currencies as they are not on official stock markets yet. To get bitcoins visit https://localbitcoins.com/ The cheapest rates will always be the sellers at the top of the list you will need to look at trade limits to see if they accept the amount of £ you want to invest and buy BTC. Always remember bitcoin is currently the heart and soul of buying other currencies you need to have bitcoin to be able to buy any other crypto currency. Bitcoin is constantly expanding and there has not been an article recently showing any signs of decline. The most recent talks have been bitcoin insurace, Google accepting Bitcoin and Ebay aswell. Since bitcoin has only been on the scene for a few years there is a big stigma behind whether it is safe or not. The answer to this question would be invest what you can afford to lose, keep upto date on the latest news regarding the coins you invest in and always check the current trade prices so you dont get ripped off. Investing in anything comes with its risks it all depends whether you like a gamble and whether you can accept your money being held in another currency. so whats the big hype about ? Online currencies are different from the usual paper money you use everyday in yourlife. There are a set limit of coins. For example Bitcoin have a limited number of coins which is 21,000,000,000 in circulation. They will never make more and they will never remove the coins. This means the more demand and the more people using it the value per coin rises. In the real world banks print more money instead of letting wealth grow. The banks get away with defacing the currency every day so more and more people are putting there assets into online currencies. What is mining ? Mining is the community helping the currency stay alive. If you send or recieve coins it needs 3 people to confirm the address. Confirmations occur Anonymously so trading is completly safe. Each time somebody confirms a transaction they get a reward. It is normally 0.00000001BTC reward for every confirmation taking weeks to make a couple of hundred pounds. Mining is only worth doing if you do not pay the electricity bill, you also need to spend thousands on a rig for it to be worth your time as there are now thousands of people mining the rewards become less. When a coin is launched mining also allows people to mine the coins from the Developers so they are distrubuted fairly to first investors. Once the coins have been mined from developers mining will be confirming transactions only and the price will rocket as the demand will increase. This is why when you see alternate currencies the price per coin is really low, this is miners dumping coins for fast profit then moving onto next coin. It is best to purchase coins as soon as they are launched to maximise profits but you will have to wait a couple of years before finding out if it has made you rich. What influences the value of a coin? At the launch of a coin prices will often start out at different rates. This is because the people mining are faced with a set amount of coins to mine per block. A block is a specific amount of the coins. As the blocks progress there are less coins to mine. Long term this is an advantage to all coins because the demand gets greater the less coins there are to be mined. When all the coins are mined the price is purely then influenced off demand. Most blocks start off with a large sum of coins to mine but not all. Some coins provide blocks to mine with small amounts of coin, this makes the coin worth more to start out with. I will do a short example below i hope it explains why coins are cheaper to start out with. Remember once the first block has finished, the next block starts. They are not open to mine all at the same time. 1st block: 1,000,000 coins to mine 2nd block: 800,000 coins to mine 3rd block: 750,000 coins to mine 4th block: 600,000 coins to mine So as more blocks that get mined the less coins are mined. At the start of a coin the miners dump the coins for cheap allowing you to buy a bulk amount of them before the coins success starts like bitcoin. It took 2 years before bitcoins price rocketed in value. Its always a smart idea to look at the max amount of coins in circulation and the amount of coins per block to fully determine its value. Using the blocks i have provided above imagine 100 people mining at the same computer rate each person at the end of "1st block" would get 10,000 coins., then next block they would receive 8,000 coins and so on. Potcoin has 420 coins per block to mine so the coins are really hard to get making the value of it higher to start off with. If there were a few thousands coins mined at the end of its block the price would be far lower. If the demand was there. are transactions really as fast as marketed ? Yes! I will use localbitcoins as en example. If you wanted to sell your bitcoins back you click on sell bitcoins and find a buyer with the best price. You then put in the amount of bitcoins you want to sell and click send trade. A live chat will then apear on the right hand side, you will wait for a confirmation of funds sent, check your bank online and then release your bitcoins. Selling bitcoins is a direct bank transfer so you see the money in your account straightaway. Why do people trust bitcoin? People trust bitcoin because it is set up how banks were first created. With a set limit of currency any trades up the the value. Since the federal reserve etc was created it allowed banks to print more money effecting the value of paper currencies. To hard working people this stops there wealth growing, if anything it makes there wealth collapse which is why there is a stupid amount of loans and debt in the current world today. Many banks such as HSBC are costantly defacing the currency with scandals like the mexican drug laundering scandal for king pin mexican drug lords. what did silk road do the price? Silk road was a website that accepted bitcoin payments. Silk road was a website that sold drugs anonymously but was taken down by government due to the illegal transactions. At first the price of bitcoin dipped but a week later the price rocketed. This is because it showed investors Bitcoin Developers are willing to remove any "bad eggs" from there currency which helped protect the coin even more. Why do so many people use bitcoin? People use bitcoin to avoid tax and to stay away from bank scandals that could potentially have a huge affect on the value of there paper money. For example if you wanted to go abroad you would put all your holiday funds into bitcoin and when you get off the plane on holiday go to the nearest library or place you can access a computer to sell your bitcoins locally. This allows you to transfer currency without paying tax that you would do using the post office. Also huge companys are starting to see the advantage because transfering funds bank to bank come at a really high cost which is normally around 5 - 10% of the transaction. If you was to do a transaction with bitcoin it would cost no more than 37p. Max keiser a multi million pound investor predicted by the end of 2014 bitcoins price could rise to around £600,000 per coin. So back to the question will it make me a millionaire ? The answer is simple "we are all hoping for this outcome" It comes with risks and a bit of faith. The best chance at becoming a cyrpto millionaire is to keep upto date with the plans each currency has to make it big. Most currencies get involved with the media to attract new buyers each media stunt seems to rise the price and level it out to a new higher price. Will i have to pay tax on it? Nobody pays tax on Bitcoin because it is P2P person to person transfers avoiding paying tax through banks. A good example could be paying your friend for something in person you avoid paying tax and charges. This is why so many people and business's have started to use online currencies. Crypto wallets The main bit of information you need to know about your wallet is backing it up and saving it to your computer. This will save the code given to send and recieve coins. Also the first time you download a wallet it will take a long time to fully sync the wallet. Please have patience with the first load, loading after the first sync will be really fast. Can bitcoin become worthless? Yes the only reason bitcoin has become successful is because it is similar to how the internet works. It is the power of the people keeping it alive. Bitcoin works off demand. Personally i believe it will not get to the stage of becoming worthless due to it being better than any bank in the world as far as charges and the cost to the user. There are also insurance companys in the U.K setting up a system to make it even more secure. A coin called German Mark became worthless because it never made it onto trade sites. Nobody is in the position to say it will never fail because nobody can speak for the whole population and nobody can predict the future technologys. Who controls bitcoin? Bitcoin is controlled by all the users on the network. There is no set owner who can just log in and change the value or amount of coins in circulation. Once the system goes live that is it its there to stay until nobody uses it. Developers can improve the software but cannot change the amount of coins in circulation, they cannot steal from peoples wallets and they cannot just turn bitcoin off. The best way to look at bitcoin would be to compare it with the internet or emails. What does satoshi mean? satoshi is a word used to describe a small some of bitcoin. Examples: 2 satoshi = 0.00000002 BTC 20 satoshi = 0.00000020 BTC 200 satoshi = 0.00000200 BTC So if you wanted to buy X amount of dogecoin somebody will tell you the price in satoshi, this is how much each coin is in bitcoins. Example: i have 20 doge coin, i want to sell them at 200 satoshi. so the total cost would be: 20dogecoin x 0.00000200btc = 0.00004000bitcoin for the 20 doge coin. the word satoshi is a term we use like pounds and pence. Its used to describe the micro amount of a coin. Trade sites: https://coinbase.com (very trusted) https://vircurex.com/ (very trusted) https://bter.com (very trusted) https://coinex.pw/ (very trusted) https://cryptorush.in/ temp log in:cryptorush password:Dsdhoide84983420 (new to trading scene) http://incryptex.com/ (new to the trading scene) Keeping an eye on prices. There are many sites you can keep an eye on the current price of your coins. I am an investor in dogecoin, so i will use the website i use as an example to show you. Once you have loaded the website you will see at the top 3 prices for the current coin on seperate websites that hold trades this shows you the current buy and sell rate http://dogemonitor.com/ This site also allows you too look at the top 80 currencies currently on the exchange market. It allows you to keep an eye on the price, market cap, current supply and how well it has done over the past 24hours. This site is like my bible for keeping an eye on multiple prices at once. http://coinmarketcap.com/ I strongly reccomend making a social networking site devoted to liking or following all currencies on the market so you can keep upto date with the latest news that can help influence buying or selling a coin. Keeping upto date on currencies will help you if you want to buy and sell coins daily profiting off current trends in the market. Personally i am a big investor that likes to buy bulk of each coin, i do this because of what happened to bitcoin i have the patience to wait a couple of years like the millionaire investors did with bitcoin. I find daily trading a very bigger risk but that is my personal opinion it also takes up alot more time and can become a full time job. I decided to make this article on some of the most common asked questions because i am a new investor that has also asked the same questions. It has taken me a couple of hours to write up. I decided to do this because i have spent alot of hours helping friends and family with the information. I thought id put information together regarding some of the big questions nobody seems to get honest answers from. I noticed when i first started alot of the investors that have been at it for some time choose to ignore new investors. I thought it was very rude and i couldnt understand why they dont want to help us new folk trying to put food on the table. As i looked into it more and more spending a couple of weeks with my head in private channels studying what people are saying i realised they dont educate people because they want to be able to buy and sell coins cheaper to make a bigger turn over. I dont like greedy people i think its whats wrong with the current system we live in greed it has stopped all parts and all areas of life progressing. I believe greed has soaked up wealth into 1% of the population. Luckily i met potcoin! My goal was to share as much information as i could and i really hope i have helped you with honest information. I understand some investors have children and familys to support so i have tried my best to give the most honest answers, i understand risks to everyone have a huge impact so i am trying my best to help everybody. Bitcoin wallet address: 1FFD1XuS5oXeNwK9tw9LTcJaeqFvwXsEh5 Potcoin wallet address: PTBvrh4dUXhbEdtHG5SzKdtbCUdH9s7RfY All the best in the world of cyber currencies. I hope the information i have provided has given you the information i once seeked. Kind Regards Jason Davies
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Playlist with Andreas Antonopoulos as well as a few other classics. Is meant for people completely new to bitcoin. Took quite awhile to assemble this playlist. Playlist is in chronological order. Watch in that sequence. Adjust playing speed in youtube to suit your needs. Consider this page 1 in a series. May be updated from time to time. Intro
Article on 'The Week' magazine about Bitcoin's Volatility. Maxcoin mention included.
Hello friends. I found the following article today on 'The Week' Magazine about Bitcoin's volatility. In the article there is also a reference to the "altcoin" market. It mistakenly calls all altcoins "copycats" of Bitcoin, however what called my attention is that when they refered to the "other" cryptocurrencies the ones they mentioned were "Litecoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, and Maxcoin". Its the first time I see Maxcoin quoted in a media outlet that its not 'RT' or a Max Keiser related news/media network/interview. Slowly the media presence will start growing beyond "Keiser's" area of influence and thats a very good thing. Every bit of awareness is key for an eventual wide spread adoption of the coin. Here the article :: http://theweek.com/article/index/258953/bitcoin-falls-below-500-mdash-and-it-could-go-much-lower Have a Max day
Max Keiser: BTC Hash Rate Precedes Price, Points to Collapsing Confidence in Fiat. Max Keiser, the host of the Keiser Report on RT and a prominent Bitcoin investor, explained in a recent tweet that Bitcoin’s price tends to follow its hash rate, which could mean that it is woefully undervalued at the present moment. He also explained that the growth this metric has seen points to a collapse ... Max Keiser explains why only gold, silver and bitcoin can save you now . Kitco News Tuesday April 07, 2020 15:39. Kitco News. Share this article: During volatile market conditions, investors should be looking for assets that represent stores of value, like gold, silver, and bitcoin, this according to Max Keiser, host of the Keiser Report. “The next alternative hard money, aside from silver ... Max Keiser Predicts $400,000 BTC on Alex Jones Show, Jones Compares Bitcoin to ‘Power of Fire’ From the Gods . The moment many conspiracy-minded bitcoin enthusiasts have been waiting for ... Home » Crypto News » Max Keiser: Bitcoin Will Destroy All Other Cryptocurrencies. Max Keiser: Bitcoin Will Destroy All Other Cryptocurrencies Author: Jordan Lyanchev Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 @ 20:33. The growing demand for energy input into Bitcoin’s constantly increasing hash rate will result in the demise of altcoins and fiat currencies, according to Max Keiser. Popular TV host Max ... Max Keiser: Bitcoin Will “Eviscerate” Competitors, Rally to $100,000 Per Coin. by Nick Chong. 3 months ago. in Bitcoin, Industry News. Reading Time: 3 min Altcoins have been all the rage over recent weeks, rallying dozens of percent as Bitcoin has stalled in the $9,000s. No better has this been exemplified than in BTC dominance — the percentage of the cryptocurrency market made up by BTC ...
Max Keiser reaffirms Bitcoin to $400K price prediction ...
During volatile market conditions, investors should be looking for assets that represent stores of value, like gold, silver, and bitcoin, this according to M... Max Keiser from the Keiser Report believes Bitcoin will takeover all fiat currencies. Quote: 'Bitcoin Is unconfiscatable digital sovereignty' - Will this lead to Bitcoin reaching $100,000? In this ... Max Keiser host of RT’s Keiser Report gets candid when he talks about JPMorgan having to pay a record $920 million for the alleged manipulation of global mar... Max Keiser, the host of Keiser Report, discusses Warren Buffet’s latest investment into gold and how it is going to affect the price of Bitcoin. Get your Coi... Long-term fundamentals, as well as medium-term monetary policies, all contribute to a bullish environment for bitcoin, this according to Max Keiser, host of ...