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Postby rickybomb » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:24 pm

520 to 420 in a couple of hours, check gdax.com, shit is popping off.
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:42 pm

just bought $100 bucks of bitcoin. im super nervous
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Postby pizzapower518 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:04 pm

There's been a huge dip today so it may be good timing for anyone who's been interesting in buying.
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Postby chainofbradley » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Today has been fucking mental. Did anybody catch that 1800btc sell order on bitfinex? Looks like that's what started the slaughter. Anybody trade it?
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Postby NALYD. » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:15 pm

There have been a bunch of institutional traders dumping tech stocks this week, so I would assume that a sell that large is probably similar.
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Postby pizzapower518 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:58 pm

chainofbradley wrote:Today has been fucking mental. Did anybody catch that 1800btc sell order on bitfinex? Looks like that's what started the slaughter. Anybody trade it?


I didn't see that but if that sold when it was over 11k that's almost a 20 million dollar transaction.

Imagine being someone who had like 100 btc and cashed out back in February when it first hit 1000 thinking there's no way it would get higher and now less than a year later realizing you were that close to being a millionaire. 100k is still life changing money to 95% of us, but that's gotta be heavy to think about.
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Postby vomitponx » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:48 pm

supposedly theres a backlog of processes going on right now, some analysts suspects its from all the traders trading their btc from their personal wallets to an exchange to sell off.
i expected a lot of people to be selling when it hit 10k but im looking to get into eth during this dip
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Postby alchemist » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:00 am

I wonder how low everything will bottom out today. I want to go in for more ETH and LTC but I want to wait and see if they dip to like the $350/$60 range.
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Postby vomitponx » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 am

if eth drops back down to 300 range i dont think ill buy only because last time it hit a high and dropped it stayed there too long
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 pm

It's slowly going back up again
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Postby pizzapower518 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:36 pm

I think it'll end up stabilizing around 450 for a while. I bet it shoots up above 500 early next year.
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Postby Latenightloser » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Coinbase gifted me $10 in BTC today, rad
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Postby pizzapower518 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:46 pm

Everything bounced back super quickly. Hopefully Eth can clear 500 and stay there by the end of the month.
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Postby LIL LEMON!!!!!!!!!! » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:38 am

anyone have anything in vertcoin?
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:42 am

I was just talking about buying like 10 vert coin and forgetting about it as long as possible. might do it next payday
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Postby LIL LEMON!!!!!!!!!! » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:55 am

I'm planning on it this Friday actually. ive read a few articles comparing it to litecoin's success. so like you said. dump it in and forget about it
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Postby garrettttt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:59 am

just put a bunch more money in BAT, ODN, and IOTA. lets ride the wave :smt096
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Postby alchemist » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:37 pm

So how much of a pain are the tax aspects of crypto trading? Everyone on ethtrader is obviously all about HODL, but I've seen a good amount of people talking about not selling just to avoid the tax paperwork. I got a good friend of mine to buy some ETH and LTC, but now he's caught up in daytrading every little dip and I wonder if that's going to be more trouble than it's worth for him.
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Postby Adonis » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:31 pm

btc nearly at 12k. hit it then forget it.

those winkelvoss twins ( of facebook/ the social network fame ) became the first official BTC billionaires last week.

dudes bought $11m in bitcoin back in 2013 and it netted them 1.01 Billion.

welp
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Postby pizzapower518 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:45 pm

It's cool that Eth has stabilized around 460 instead of dropping off a table again. I still think it'll gradually rise and settle around 500 by the end of the month. Hopefully this is the calm before another big bull run early next year.

Bitcoin is in another stratosphere. It's up another 10% from last week and logic would suggest there's no way this growth is sustainable, but that's what people were saying when it hit 1k last January. It's madness.
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Postby vomitponx » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 pm

alchemist wrote:So how much of a pain are the tax aspects of crypto trading? Everyone on ethtrader is obviously all about HODL, but I've seen a good amount of people talking about not selling just to avoid the tax paperwork. I got a good friend of mine to buy some ETH and LTC, but now he's caught up in daytrading every little dip and I wonder if that's going to be more trouble than it's worth for him.

the irs is hounding coinbase for data on users that have traded more than 20k anually apart from that i lnow youre supposed to file your gains

how is your friend day trading because i know coinbase sets a weekly limit to buy and sell. i wanted to try doing this with my savings but reddit told me its not worth it and to just hodl
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Postby pizzapower518 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:52 pm

To answer the tax question, I believe you have to report it the same way you'd report any capital gains. I think if you hold it for a certain amount of time it's taxed at a lower rate. Honestly though, I'm not sure what that rate is or how it works.
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Postby oldorder » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:10 pm

Technically yes you should claim it, but realistically you probably don't have to worry about it for now.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2017/08/24/irs-hunts-bitcoin-user-identities-with-software-in-tax-enforcement-push/#e8c26379cd0e
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Postby Cripples Can't Shiver » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:35 pm

BTC went over 12k a few minutes ago. crazy shit.
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Postby vomitponx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 am

i wish ethereum would keep going up as well, supposedly its doing tons of transactions a day
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:17 am

It's kinda wild that Coinbase was able to let me sign in to my bank account through itself.....but I'm excited about this shit so whatevs.
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:48 am

Put a lil money in BTC and bought 1 LTC. I had been lurking this thread and got anxious that I was going to miss the full boat so here I am.

Is it highly suggested that I move it to another, more secure wallet?
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Postby bobcat » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 am

i like coinbase because it's sort of required that it be the most secure wallet at the moment, but between their transaction times and their obviously biased market report, i'm just about done with them.
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Postby xAJXDx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:46 am

Could you elaborate that please?
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:55 am

Alex 2K wrote:It's kinda wild that Coinbase was able to let me sign in to my bank account through itself.....but I'm excited about this shit so whatevs.


welcome to being rich, my guy
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:18 am

fuck it, just got some ethereum
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Postby alchemist » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:16 pm

vomitponx wrote:i wish ethereum would keep going up as well, supposedly its doing tons of transactions a day


Even a lot of the optimistic ETH guys think that it's going to go down to $400 or possibly much lower before it rebounds. I'm hoping for a big dip so I can get some more on the cheap.
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Postby alchemist » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:17 pm

Also just picked up a few IOTA on Binance.
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Postby xAJXDx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:58 pm

alchemist wrote:
vomitponx wrote:i wish ethereum would keep going up as well, supposedly its doing tons of transactions a day


Even a lot of the optimistic ETH guys think that it's going to go down to $400 or possibly much lower before it rebounds. I'm hoping for a big dip so I can get some more on the cheap.


Lucky me bought when it was $480
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Postby rickybomb » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 pm

Btc has to crash so fucking hard sometime soon.
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 pm

I've had my account for like 12 hours and it's skyrocketed even faster than what it seemed to be doing before. It's insane.
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Postby niggamortis II » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:10 pm

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Postby pizzapower518 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:25 pm

BTC is in another galaxy right now. It just continues to defy logic or reason. I've been afraid Eth was gonna tank for a bit so I'm not surprised, but i feel like it's only a matter of time (probably in the near future) before it crosses 500 and beyond.

To the guy asking about moving his coins from CB to another wallet, that's totally up to you. I keep all mine on Coinbase and I have two step authentication for my account. To me, it's more convenient and it gives me more peace of mind to be able to check it whenever from my desktop or my phone than if I put it in cold storage or a desktop wallet. To each their own though and I totally understand why some people prefer storage that's "off the grid".
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Postby vomitponx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:31 pm

people have been saying bitcoin is gonna crash for like a year now and what is considered a crash for bitcoin is rather like a small dip for a day or two
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 pm

But how is this exponential rise even feasible? It gained roughly 9k in about a year and in the past week it's gained over half that.
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Postby b andrus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:41 pm

Alex 2K wrote:But how is this exponential rise even feasible? It gained roughly 9k in about a year and in the past week it's gained over half that.



its simply word of mouth. Mainstream investors are finally throwing money at it where before it was seen as some underground cult thing. The "real" money is starting to flow into it
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Postby pizzapower518 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm

Don't even waste your time trying to make sense of it. It's like trying to figure out the pet rock or sea monkeys except instead of one person getting rich, it's thousands.

I just hope Ethereum follows suit.
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 pm

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Alex 2K wrote:But how is this exponential rise even feasible? It gained roughly 9k in about a year and in the past week it's gained over half that.



its simply word of mouth. Mainstream investors are finally throwing money at it where before it was seen as some underground cult thing. The "real" money is starting to flow into it

That was my first thought, and makes the most sense. It's just happening incredibly quickly in the past 10 days or so.
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Postby b andrus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:13 pm

sorry for being extremely ignorant but if you sell/ cash in where does that money come from? Like can the facebook guys REALLY sell out for a billion dollars ?
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:49 pm

As a dumbass I'm reading about bitcoin after investing money into it.....so I'm sure a lot of it is common knowledge, as it pertains to those who have been around crypto stuff for awhile, but it's quite fascinating - from the process to knowing that it's eventually going to cap out.

There are an estimated ~16m bitcoins in circulation. At 15k-ish a piece that's a possible 240b invested. Yow.


Edit: Just found bitinfocharts. Only took me a day to find an aggregate resource, hehe
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Postby IThinkItsIndecision » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 pm

FACEPALM wrote:sorry for being extremely ignorant but if you sell/ cash in where does that money come from? Like can the facebook guys REALLY sell out for a billion dollars ?

No, they cannot.

Cryptocurrency isn't really a "currency" at the moment because it lacks "real" liquidity, ie the ability to spend it. The volatility isn't helping that either. Right now, it's pretty much just a thing people believe has value and the price is being driven up by both real (that there is a limited number of blockchains in existence and there will be a cap of the total number) and false (that people like the winklevi and corps are hoarding them) scarcity. If it remains just a thing you can buy drugs and hitmen with but not things like videogames(valve) or food, the market will crash when someone with a stockpile gets overleveraged or just runs into trouble elsewhere in their portfolio and is forced to sell a large chunk for something that does have liquidity(ie cash). Without a real backer or regulation, that could turn your bitcoin from a civic into a pet rock(or beanie BAYBAYYYYYY) before you can cash it out.

That's not to say it'll never be a currency, and the ability to spend it should theoretically make it more stable with a real world value. That'll depend on a bunch of unforeseeable actions and events, probably including things like groups of world banks agreeing to recognize it together or Amazon or Ali Baba backing it as a corporate currency.

WSJ and BBC have some interesting coverage on cc that worth looking through.
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Postby Scout » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 pm

There are a few high-end car dealers that accept bitcoin but I get that it needs to catch on way more than the hand full of places you can spend it at.


Realistically, is it too late to jump in? Could I throw a grand in the market and make a significant gain right now?
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 pm

Scout wrote:Realistically, is it too late to jump in? Could I throw a grand in the market and make a significant gain right now?

I did exactly this last night lol


I'm just gonna see where it goes since it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I think a thou is a good start and it's not enough to get distraught about if it tanks in the next how ever many months or year.
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Postby pizzapower518 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:42 pm

dank wrote:
FACEPALM wrote:sorry for being extremely ignorant but if you sell/ cash in where does that money come from? Like can the facebook guys REALLY sell out for a billion dollars ?

No, they cannot.

Cryptocurrency isn't really a "currency" at the moment because it lacks "real" liquidity, ie the ability to spend it. The volatility isn't helping that either. Right now, it's pretty much just a thing people believe has value and the price is being driven up by both real (that there is a limited number of blockchains in existence and there will be a cap of the total number) and false (that people like the winklevi and corps are hoarding them) scarcity. If it remains just a thing you can buy drugs and hitmen with but not things like videogames(valve) or food, the market will crash when someone with a stockpile gets overleveraged or just runs into trouble elsewhere in their portfolio and is forced to sell a large chunk for something that does have liquidity(ie cash). Without a real backer or regulation, that could turn your bitcoin from a civic into a pet rock(or beanie BAYBAYYYYYY) before you can cash it out.

That's not to say it'll never be a currency, and the ability to spend it should theoretically make it more stable with a real world value. That'll depend on a bunch of unforeseeable actions and events, probably including things like groups of world banks agreeing to recognize it together or Amazon or Ali Baba backing it as a corporate currency.

WSJ and BBC have some interesting coverage on cc that worth looking through.


That was a great question and thanks for the comprehensive response.

You seem to have a better understanding of this than me, and I understand they couldn't cash that all out at once, but what would stop them from moving their holdings into a Coinbase (Or any other exchange) wallet and exchanging it for USD on there over time? I understand this is super risky because of the volatility but in theory woudln't they be able to do it?

I know the fees would be insane, but if you're cashing out a billion dollars of something I doubt a few million in fees is much of a deterrent.
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:58 pm

I just checked coinbase for the first time today to find out its gone up tremendously from last night. im torn between pulling out what ive made so far and just letting that keep going or just letting it all ride.
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