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To: Claude Cormier who wrote (264)1/16/2018 8:02:50 PM
From: kidl
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The "utility" argument is a $500/hr feast for legal eagles and it's paid for by people who buy these "utility coins" with Dollars / Euros / whatever while those who create these critters are laughing all the way to the bank.

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To: roguedolphin who wrote (262)1/16/2018 10:38:09 PM
From: Elroy
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I think the scalability problems of BitCoin are major (and a big problem unless a solution is developed) and the crypto market will be picking new horses for the next bull run.

It's just a guess, but I think Bitcoin has enough support as the King of Crypto that the current issues (scalability, fees, etc.) will over time be fixed by the Bitcoin core developers. The more Bitcoin's role as King suffers due to these issues, the stronger the demand will be on the developers to fix the issues, and Bitcoin will eventually right itself and carry on as it always was and always will be.

That's my bet.

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To: kidl who wrote (265)1/17/2018 1:10:09 AM
From: Claude Cormier
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It is indeed a valid argument that will make big money for lawyers.

We cannot say at this point in time if the blockchain/Crypto technology will be disruptive. It has the look of it, the timing is right and it make sense. We should find out in coming months or few years. If it is, you can be sure that not only the ICO's issuer will be laughing to the bank.

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To: roguedolphin who wrote (251)1/17/2018 5:50:17 AM
From: w0z
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What do you like?
What do you own?


Rather than mention specifics, I'd rather state consistent themes I follow (some choices include more than one). Some of you can guess these but I will not comment so please don't ask.

1. New technologies (supplementing blockchain or completely new).
2. IoT (several different applications, especially supply chain).
3. East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, etc).
4. Picks and shovels (exchanges...ease-of-use and/or decentralized)

Diversify, do your own research (DYOR), read white papers, view YouTube reviews, read Reddit, Slack, Medium and Twitter. Initially I subscribed to a couple of paid services but have since dropped them. I can learn as much reading the free stuff mentioned above. There's a huge amount of info available and you can quickly sort out who's providing good info vs hype (beware of Pump & Dumpsters).

Be prepared for extreme volatility which is simply part of the game. The risks are high but so are the rewards. Just since Jan 1, my portfolio has gone up nearly 100%, down 50% and today +12%...just in 20 days! However +250% (3.5X) since I started 6 months ago (mid-July). If you can't stand this volatility even in a small portion of your portfolio, stick with CDs, bonds or ETFs. It is the Wild West again like the Internet Bubble in the 90s.

Don't do this! (There were PLENTY of warnings about BitConnect BCC).

thenextweb.com



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From: FJB1/17/2018 5:56:10 AM
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BTC has broken below $10k...

Percentages are negative.

Bitcoin (BTC)
9,849.1USD14.5%
8,056.6EUR15.0%

Ethereum (ETH)
875.17USD13.3%
0.088940BTC0.3%

Ripple (XRP)
0.99000USD24.2%
0.000100BTC10.6%

EOS (EOS)
8.7512USD17.0%
0.000891BTC1.6%
0.010018ETH1.6%

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
1,551.4USD18.9%
0.15700BTC4.4%
1.7531ETH4.5%

NEO (NEO)
107.01USD27.7%
0.010857BTC13.9%
0.12260ETH14.1%

Litecoin (LTC)
160.96USD15.9%
0.016325BTC1.7%

Iota (IOTA)
2.1671USD23.9%
1.7670EUR23.8%
0.000220BTC10.1%
0.002478ETH9.8%

Ethereum Classic (ETC)
24.740USD22.1%
0.002519BTC8.4%

Monero (XMR)
280.00USD17.3%
0.028310BTC3.2%

BTG (BTG)
164.30USD23.3%
0.016663BTC8.7%

Zcash (ZEC)
427.39USD17.6%
0.043558BTC2.5%

OmiseGO (OMG)
14.360USD20.2%
0.001444BTC5.7%
0.016297ETH4.6%

Dash (DASH)
677.49USD12.9%
0.068846BTC3.7%

Qtum (QTUM)
30.169USD26.4%
0.003019BTC12.3%
0.034020ETH12.8%

QASH (QASH)
1.4244USD15.2%
0.000143BTC1.6%
0.001600ETH0.6%

Santiment (SAN)
2.3880USD22.4%
0.000245BTC8.2%
0.002701ETH7.5%

Status (SNT)
0.24900USD23.3%
0.000024BTC3.2%
0.000279ETH11.7%

0x (ZRX)
1.2810USD2.9%
0.000131BTC14.0%
0.001475ETH15.6%

ETP (ETP)
2.1656USD19.4%
0.000219BTC2.9%
0.002457ETH1.8%

Eidoo (EDO)
3.0017USD18.2%
0.000303BTC7.0%
0.003397ETH6.2%

Streamr (DATA)
0.13621USD24.1%
0.000013BTC1.5%
0.000160ETH5.9%

Golem (GNT)
0.56240USD20.5%
0.000056BTC3.8%
0.000622ETH6.4%

SpankChain (SPK)
0.39511USD5.9%
0.000040BTC4.8%
0.000444ETH11.1%

Time New Bank (TNB)
0.077000USD13.1%
0.000007BTC0.3%
0.000088ETH1.6%

YOYOW (YYW)
0.18000USD26.8%
0.000018BTC2.4%
0.000204ETH13.9%

FunFair (FUN)
0.079400USD11.2%
0.000008BTC0.00%
0.000088ETH0.3%

Basic Attention Token (BAT)
0.42300USD11.5%
0.000043BTC1.4%
0.000483ETH6.2%

Decentraland (MNA)
0.091520USD7.5%
0.000009BTC0.7%
0.000104ETH3.2%

Aventus (AVT)
2.6982USD20.8%
0.000266BTC11.6%
0.003059ETH9.9%

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To: w0z who wrote (268)1/17/2018 6:34:23 AM
From: Elroy
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I'm curious if you've ever looked at wagerr?

Subject 59927

It's a small cap crypto project which seems like it could be a home run if they can deliver what they've promised - decentralize person to person sports betting.

I like it because

- It has an easy to understand usage (sports betting. simple)
- It exists entirely inside the crypto world. It doesn't have to integrate with the real world (corporations, supply chains, banking, etc.). I like the lack of friction with the real world.
- It sounds fun. I think centralized sports betting services are huge in countries where they are legal (such as England). This sounds like the same thing, but lower commission and you will be able to bet from your PC or phone.

If Bitcoin and the blockchain makes sense as a person to person payment system, person to person sports betting probably makes equally important sense. Why not?

I would imagine the hardest part is getting the connection between the real world winner of the event (49ers beat the Eagles!) into the network via automation. What if the result is wrong in the transition from real world to the wagerr blockchain? Other than that, it seems pretty standard stuff for a blockchain app.

Anyways, there's a wagerr thread on SI if anybody is interested. Not much discussion because they don't have much news yet (still in pre-launch phase), but things should get rockin' fairly soon.

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To: Elroy who wrote (270)1/17/2018 6:41:55 AM
From: w0z
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I haven't because it just doesn't fit my areas of interest. That doesn't mean anything one way or the other about it specifically.

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From: kidl1/17/2018 8:41:39 AM
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U.S. companies list blockchain ETFs
Jan. 17, 2018 4:18 AM ET|By: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor

As bitcoin ETF proposals languish amid a major crypto selloff, funds coming to market today will offer investors access to blockchain ETFs that may benefit from the digital asset's underlying technology.

The Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (NYSEARCA: BLOK) and Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF (NASDAQ: BLCN) will invest in companies betting on blockchain, such as Hitachi ( OTCPK:HTHIF

), Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK).

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To: kidl who wrote (265)1/17/2018 9:39:47 AM
From: Claude Cormier
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To: T'Munney who wrote (247)1/17/2018 9:39:55 AM
From: w0z
3 Recommendations   of 4643
 
Cardano, TRX (aka TRON), Stellar Lumens, Verge, and IOTA.

Since you mentioned TRX, I had composed a reply to caution you about it but somehow I forgot to post and now it's gone. Bottom line, be careful...TRX dumped 500 free coins (<$0.001 at the time) into my account early last Fall which I suspected was a scam promo tactic. Since they cost me nothing I held and watched it peak at 0.285 on Jan 5, sold at 0.14 ($70 free money) a few days later and now it's <$0.05. Here's another person's assessment on Reddit along with other questionable coins (note Cardano is one):

[–] arsonbunnyAnalyst 1078 points 14 hours ago

We really needed a correction sooner than later to shake some sense into people. Just look at what happened in the last few weeks:

Bitconnect, a literal Ponzi scheme, $2.5 Billion

Tron, literally scamcoin selling the idea of "Web 4.0" to normies on Twitter went to $17 billion

Cardano ballooned to $20 billion on just a whitepaper

Qtum, still no product yet, $4 billion

Dentacoin, literal Bulgarian Pajeetcoin for dentists, $2 billion

Bitcoin Gold, pointless fork of Bitcoin, $4.5 Billion

My aunt is was asking me about how to buy Ripple when she heard my sister tell her about my Bitcoin gains last year

This dumpster fire needs a good burning.


Be very careful with hearsay advice!

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