From Norway http://bitcoinsalot.com/?p=8
And a rumor out of china http://bitkoins.com/discussion/71982
Well, you don't need to worry about attacks because bitcoins have intrinsic value....right? That IS the most important characteristics of a sound currency, isn't it?
Perhaps this is or will be a buying opportunity for those that wanted to enter the market or add to their holdings?
Isn't bitcoin still in beta? What's going to happen once they power up? What could happen if the network can't handle it? Thoughts please.
Bloomberg reports: BTC China, the nation’s largest Bitcoin operator, stopped accepting customer deposits amid a central bank clampdown on use of the digital currency, sending prices plunging as much as 35 percent.
Chinese central bank officials told third-party payment service providers to stop offering clearing services to online Bitcoin exchanges, China Business News reported yesterday. The newspaper is affiliated with the Shanghai government,
Companies currently offering services must end them by the Chinese New Year, a weeklong holiday that begins on Jan. 31, the newspaper cited Zhou Jinhuang, deputy director of payment clearance at the People’s Bank of China, as saying at a meeting with more than 10 third-party payment service providers. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-18/btc-china-says-it-c...
Does that mean that the plunge in bitcoin price won't end anytime soon?
Payment companies from clearing bitcoin
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The internet is the greatest mass surveillance tool ever invented - Do you avoid it like the plague?
Bankers are crony thieves and threaten all of western civilization - Do you keep your "money" in a bank?
The USD is a giant wealth sucking machine doomed to collapse - Do you use and hold US dollars?
Roads and intersections are cluttered with red light cameras - Do you drive on public roads?
Cars have logging devices that record your driving habits - Do you own a car?
Cell phones are fundamentally a tracking device - Do you use a cell phone?
This is part of a long list of intrusive technologies that most people, even freedom crusaders, rely on in their daily lives.
If you live in a log cabin you built yourself, don't use the electric grid, don't have a phone, barter or use PM for all your transactions, then, and only then can you avoid being a hypocrite and you may cast stones at Bitcoin all you like.
Otherwise, find something positive to spend your energies on.
but I had many of these same sorts of arguments against people who were pumping dot com stocks back during that bubble.
I'm enthusiastic about the long-term prospects for crypto-currency in general and if some crypto-currencies become stable enough to be used as currency I'll happily use them. Buying them now in the hope that at some future point someone will be willing to pay a much higher price than I did is speculation on the future brand strength of a digital commodity, which is not the same thing at all as using a crypto-currency as currency.
Personally I would be very surprised if any of the current cryptos are still big players five years from now. That's not to say that bitcoin couldn't somehow hold onto the lion's share of the market, and all the current bitcoin holders will be buying his-and-hers Teslas and private islands to drive them around. I just personally wouldn't bet on that.
If I do anything that you listed above,I cannot criticize bitcoins?
BT,isn't a precious metal,it is digital..right?...created on a computer?
Doesn't it take electricity to create them?..something somewhere creates that electricity t create bitcoins (and I would bet,most bitcoiners are not off the grid),so they have man made electricity for generation of them
What do public roads have to do with it (the public owns them,and pays for the upkeep)
If i live in a log cabin....was that built by hand? like hand tools,hammers,nails hand saws?...was the use of chainsaws,planers,saw mills used?
some of these run on gas....and some were creations of others and probably bought using FRNS
Some of them use electricity,was that created by off grid,or was the power company involved?
If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence
Your broad generalizations won't be enough to carry your day.
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We'll let the DP community decide that
Daily Anti Bitcoin Propaganda.
Not saying I don't like it, because personally I do. But.....
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Smaulgld has zero credibility.
He is like a neo con that wants to arrest pot smokers without ever taking a puff in his life.
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Doesn't that constitute a plummet?
For what it's worth, I hope you make a jillion speculation bucks on Bitcoins as an investment, and at the same time I hope even more that it becomes a stable currency free of government manipulation.
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ
it's all relative.
$13.49 a year ago, that's over 5300% growth.
Thats a new one
Dont like bitcoin?
and I've seen fiat currencies come and go.
This is not about ignorance. Its about physical wealth vs. fiat currency or, in this case, "virtual" currency. What do you call them? Besides actual physical wealth, I mean. There is a name. Is it cyber currency?
I know ALL ABOUT the original cyber or, "fiat" currency. You know, too. Its the one that has lost 98% of its value since the banksters started taking their cut. Its the one you and I have in our pockets now.
I want physical wealth and I don't care how you manipulate it.
When your manipulation system fails I will call the shots!
It is getting to where I have more faith in the Russians, the Chinese, The Indian sub-continent, and the Brazilians BUYING gold and silver vs. the US government NOT BUYING it!
Cyber currency is a global slave tool. Avoid it like the plague.
If you have access to clean water, a garden, and a little physical wealth or a learned trade, you are one of the wealthiest persons alive.
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Aha... So you can be clever. Why the constant barrage of anti-Bitcoin trolling? Is it all really a desperate ploy to drive traffic to your web site?
when its negative its trolling!
and only post negative stories that fit your personal agenda.... It is trolling.
Your only interest in this site is to talk down Bitcoin. When the price rises, "It's a bubble". When the price falls (and it's within a steady trading range over the past few weeks), it's "a collapse."
I looked at your post on Norway, the real story is the chart showing hyperbolic growth in Norwegians that are interested in Bitcion. This was ignored, but the sentiment of the monopoly central bank of Norway is broadcast loud and clear by you.
A shill indeed.
Very odd that any perceived slight against bitcoin is like an attack on a beloved family member
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