Bitcoin Just Broke $100 and Topped $1 Billion

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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 04:32 AM
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All the extra hype will surely bring on a bust...just like it did last decade. These fake currencies rarely last 10 years and usually end in a sh#tton of corruption. They'll usually spawn copy cat currencies that try to ride the hype wave...

Make your money now if you got these made up/non backed currencies.

But if any one knows of an easy rig, post some details please. Think the bitcoin fad will last another year at least.




posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 05:07 AM
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185.50 Monday morning.



posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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So far I've more than doubled my initial investment.

This technology is here to stay; the only question is who will adapt to it and continue thrive, and who will refuse to adapt and become obsolete?
edit on 9-4-2013 by SilentKoala because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by wasaka
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185.50 Monday morning.


120usd. Still not bad if you compare the price to what it was a year ago. Didn't realize the bit mining got harder as time goes by. Yeah I know there is an ultimate cap to the total amount of bit coins, so it would make sense to control its growth.

Good luck to those of you who made out on the bitcoins.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by dominicus
Someone needs to come out with another kind of digital currency so it;s not all Bitcoin dominant.

It needs to be decentralized and put in check by other currencies. The reason its so high is because its the only digital currency out there


Up until now Bitcoin has been, by far, the most powerful contender in the crypto-currency market. Other alternative coins, such as Namecoin, Solidcoin and Litecoin, have arisen to offer various modifications on the core Bitcoin concept but none have achieved anything close to Bitcoin’s level of success. Litecoin is perhaps the most prominent out of all the alternatives, rumor has it that Litecoin will be tradable on Mt.Gox soon but so far the overwhelming majority of merchants – and merchant platforms, for that matter – have seen no reason to pay attention to them. Now, that may finally change with decentralized cryptocurrency’s new kid on the block: Ripple.

Bitcoin is clearly not an effective store of wealth — just look at how quickly that wealth can be evaporated with the recent market crash/correction. Neither is it a useful payments mechanism, given how fast its value can fluctuate. Currently, it can take an hour for a bitcoin transaction to clear, which means that the value of the transaction when it clears can be radically different from its value at inception. Bitcoin only works for payments if you can be reasonably sure that its value will remain reasonably steady for at least the next hour or so.

Seeing the problems and prospects of Bitcoin, a company named OpenCoin started developing the Ripple protocol. Ripple is a distributed open source payments system and its native math-based virtual currency is called ripples (XRP). Ripple enables free payments to merchants, consumers and developers; the ability to pay in any currency; no chargebacks; and instant global payments. Ripple can accommodate any currency, including dollars, yen, euros, and even bitcoin, making it the world’s first distributed currency exchange.

The Ripple project is actually older than Bitcoin itself. The original implementation was created by Ryan Fugger in 2004, the intent being to create a monetary system that was decentralized and could effectively empower individuals and communities to create their own money by swapping debts among a social network. With the influx of VC money it has become much more than that.

Ripple feels like bitcoin in many ways. Users are anonymous (or, technically, pseudonymous), for instance: if you want to send me money via Ripple, right now you have to pay rpU1neb5evF3Dk9CbPahxHoxkXRuiuYC3S rather than just my email address. It’s all open-source, too: OpenCoin has no privileged access to the way in which people pay each other. The fees are de minimis, just enough to prevent DDoS attacks and the like. There’s even a built-in crypto-currency, the Ripple, with a fixed money supply. But the great thing about the Ripple system is that individuals don’t have to pay each other in Ripples. Instead, they can pay each other in pretty much any currency in the world: Ripples, yes, or dollars, or yen, or euros, or even bitcoins. Ripple hasn’t succeeded yet, it is still in Beta and has a long way to go. But at least it has a genuine hope of doing so.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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finance.yahoo.com...



American broadcaster Max Keiser, a former Wall Sreet stock broker and inventor of the technology behind web-based game Hollywood Stock Exchange told CNBC.com that he was providing consulting for a new exchange to be set up in London.

"The 'market making' design for [Mt.Gox] is weak; as is the case across all the bitcoin exchanges. This is where we'll see some new initiatives - many are already in the pipeline," he said.

"I'm consulting on a project now in London with some excellent people who are part of what I would call the core bitcoin community of developers and financiers and it looks to be very exciting."


The article goes on to say there are over 50 exchanges currently in existence and may more to come.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 04:58 PM
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the tears of sadness are flowing down my cheeks. I sold at 120...



I coulda bought an entire new system right now... and the ftc just keeps dropping to keep in line. ohhhhhh.. damn my stupid face..



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 05:25 AM
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Argh! Pity I can't edit my post any more.






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