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    Cryptocurrency

    I'm surprised how little discussion this subject receives amongst you IT lot..

    Me thinks crypto currency is going to have a massive impact in the future. Just like the VHS in the seventies, or computers in the 80's, or internet in the 90's.. in the coming years it'll be crypto currency. Been following the developments recently with much interest, since I'm kind of into math anyway. The ideas are fascinating.

    Governments have been about controlling money, that has been their power. A chunk of that power is about to be removed of them. It might sound fanciful but I reckon in the not to distant future individuals will be transferring money around the globe in seconds to each other. There'll be no centralisation.

    Think of 2008 again without centralisation. Indeed, think about the power of credit referencing agencies and the power they wield over those in working class poverty. Even today they're more than two million adults in the UK without a bank account.

    Change is afoot.
    "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

    #2
    How are your Swisscoins doing?
    http://www.cih.org/news-article/disp...housing_market

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      #3
      Originally posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
      How are your Swisscoins doing?
      Don't have any.
      "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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        #4
        Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
        Don't have any.
        It's nothing to do with IT really. it's a bubble. nothing else.

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          #5
          Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
          Don't have any.
          You sold them?

          Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
          Bought 600,000 of these altcoins a fews weeks ago.. panic panic panic - sell quick sell quick.

          Swiscoin (SCN) price, charts, and info | Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations
          http://www.cih.org/news-article/disp...housing_market

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            #6
            Originally posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
            You sold them?
            Lost them.
            "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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              #7
              Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
              Change is afoot.
              Yes. The change is it's only matter of time before the authorities clamp down on all this.

              Cryptocurrency is purely money laundering. Like so many things in life the only reason you want to hide something is because you are doing wrong.

              You'll tell me the authorities turn a blind eye to illegal drugs but upsetting the Americans is much more serious.

              I was recently working on HSBC's Global Standards Programme - literally £billions lost on costs and fines. It's was all because of money laundering. And that's just one player.

              Cryptocurrency is clever, but so was Breaking Bad...
              "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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                #8
                actually found a use for my bitcoin via this site https://purse.io/

                essentially purchase from Amazon using bitcoin via purse

                I

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
                  Lost them.
                  Someone robbed you ?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by diseasex View Post
                    It's nothing to do with IT really. it's a bubble. nothing else.
                    Blockchain is not a bubble.

                    Take the ripple blockchain for example. Banks have traditional used CHAPS, Swift, and intermediary banks in different parts of the globe to move money around the world. That's an expensive system. An old system. If you can move money around the world at a fraction of the cost, why would you not do that?

                    As in all business, it's change or die. I love how webpage developers complain endlessly and wordpress. My family need the money I make from webpage development and wordpress is damaging my income. Them people...
                    "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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