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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby pbwalker » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm

ninjabread wrote:
"Ok, dude. You just made my block list"

At this rate it might be a block chain soon.

:leaving


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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby PUCKER » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:21 pm

OldCannon wrote:
PUCKER wrote:Alright - I'm late to the party....cliff notes?


My summary:
(snipped for length)
I think that summarizes it. :tiphat:


Appreciate it! :tiphat:

There is risk with anything, even breathing these days!! :biggrinjester:

Hey, I'll give you my best stock tip ever - but you'd have to go into the way back time machine...nah, not worth all the drama it would create! :tiphat:

I'll tell you this though - whatever you invest in whatever form it is (traditional equities, crypto, etc), *only* invest what you can safely afford to do, unless you are young and expect to have a looooooong timeline to make that risk/loss back up.

An example: My Dad and I both invested in Apple, way back, pre-split, at $10/share. My Dad got out at $50 per share (pre-split), he made a TREMENDOUS profit at that (5x) - his time horizon is expected to be much shorter, that was all the risk he wanted to take, he invested more money in it than I did and he did really well. Had he stayed in it...well, WOW. I invested a much smaller amount ($2,000) as I did not have much to invest/lose. I really should've invested another zero (I could've but I was younger and that made me a little uncomfortable - but HAD i done that, I might be posting this from my yacht, in the Med!). Well, I've hung on to it, that little investment turned into 140x (as I've continually reinvested it). It got to the point where I needed to rebalance my portfolio as Apple was too much of a high percentage for me, so I've since done that. Granted I've had a lot of losers to "somewhat" balance that great investment out...so, all that said...would I invest in crypto? Maybe, but only with $5-10K, that's the most I'd be willing to lose, I personally would not do a high-stake investment in it. :tiphat:


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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby Abraham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:59 pm

Wow, the outrage, the "why I've never been so insulted's", huff huff, the 'we' will black list you, ya so and so...

C'mon guys, get real.

Threats of social ostracism?

Credibility based on post count?

One thing's for sure, there's a lot of comedy posted here.

If someone posts something highly unpopular like "I prefer HighPoints over XYZ" I can see a whole chorus of folks going bonkers.

The fun and laugh out loud sheer silliness is a wonder to behold.

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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby AndyC » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 pm

You've made your feelings quite clear all through this thread, Abraham - do you have anything of value to contribute or do you just enjoy pissing all over it?
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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby Abraham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:56 pm

AndyC,

Not my point at all.

The thing of value, I had hoped to add, is a bit of levity and perhaps that we're all taking this subject a bit to seriously.

Crypto-Currency and it's equal isn't a cure for cancer, but it's discussion does seem to cause anger...if said discussion isn't rah-rah-sis-boom-bah...

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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:53 pm

It seems to me that this thread has run its course. The naysayers - who neither understood the spirit in which the thread was first posted, nor did they understand the nature of the topic being discussed - aren’t going to allow the people who are <em>already</em> invested and interested to have a friendly discussion about it without ridiculing them, or as happened to me, impugning their character and motives with a scurrilous and vile accusation. I suppose that debby-downers are necessary to all ecosystems, but at this point, I think a moderator ought to lock the thread. This is my last post in it. I hope that those who wrecked it for the rest of us with their negativity and ridicule don’t object when I return the favor in their own threads down the road, as such an objection might constitute a level of hypocrisy that would definitely need to be pointed out in those threads. Maybe then they might lose some of their social tone-deafness and rediscover a respect for the dignity of others.

So with that, I’m going to contact the moderator for this forum and ask that the thread be locked.
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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby bblhd672 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:It seems to me that this thread has run its course. The naysayers - who neither understood the spirit in which the thread was first posted, nor did they understand the nature of the topic being discussed - aren’t going to allow the people who are <em>already</em> invested and interested to have a friendly discussion about it without ridiculing them, or as happened to me, impugning their character and motives with a scurrilous and vile accusation. I suppose that debby-downers are necessary to all ecosystems, but at this point, I think a moderator ought to lock the thread. This is my last post in it. I hope that those who wrecked it for the rest of us with their negativity and ridicule don’t object when I return the favor in their own threads down the road, as such an objection might constitute a level of hypocrisy that would definitely need to be pointed out in those threads. Maybe then they might lose some of their social tone-deafness and rediscover a respect for the dignity of others.

So with that, I’m going to contact the moderator for this forum and ask that the thread be locked.


:iagree: What a shame that this forum seems to be sinking to low level of respect for others opinions and thoughts.
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Re: Crypto-currencies

Postby AndyC » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:38 pm

Abraham wrote:AndyC,

Not my point at all.

The thing of value, I had hoped to add, is a bit of levity

You failed - miserably. Probably because that wasn't your true intent in the first place.

Abraham wrote:...and perhaps that we're all taking this subject a bit to seriously.

Sorry that I take making money seriously and exploring the - to me, and many others - cool new technology behind it.

Abraham wrote:Crypto-Currency and it's equal isn't a cure for cancer, but it's discussion does seem to cause anger...if said discussion isn't rah-rah-sis-boom-bah...

I would have LOVED to discuss the downsides and have mentioned a few; I was looking forward to talking strategies during the downturns such as the 100 billion drop the other day, but no - you and the rest of the naysayers are, to make my original example once again, as irritating as if I'd started a thread on the AK-47. I'm not going to be badgered and harassed into, at every turn, defending MY enjoyment of the subject and MY desire to speak with like minds. I don't give a rat's ass if YOU don't like the subject - stay the heck out of it, then.
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