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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by gcr on Today at 01:58:42 pm »
Hamster - I don't really care which direction Crypto currencies go (I would only buy if I wanted to shunt funds overseas for money laundering purposes) my biggest concern is the knock on effect it will have on stock exchanges - some are setting higher highs and or near all time highs and investors are nervous and markets move with the slightest government missteps, arrogant and/or stupid statements. Only have to look at the mad Tramp of America and the ballistic North Korean and our own Zuma to get a sense of crass stupidity at work every minute of the day.
So my concern around crypto currencies is what happens when the roundabout ultimately stops spinning
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Off topic / Live chat
« Last post by Hamster on Today at 01:53:08 pm »
RES :'(
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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by Hamster on Today at 01:49:24 pm »
Lemme clarify: "All you need is for Bitcoin/cryptos to surge for a week and this crash (yes, crash!) will be forgotten by the fanatics."

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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by jaDEB on Today at 12:58:47 pm »
Thanks for input, it is appreciated, Hamster and gcr.
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Off topic / Live chat
« Last post by Nivek on Today at 12:54:34 pm »
R12.04, it's nearly there!
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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by Hamster on Today at 12:46:01 pm »
It definitely reads like it was written by a non-technical person and I'm sure the crypto fanatics will tear it apart because of statements like "if the anonymous creators are to be believed" and they'll completely miss the point of what he is saying.

Not that he said anything new.

All you need is for Bitcoin/cryptos to surge for a week and this crash (yes, crash!) will be forgotten.
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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by Hamster on Today at 12:40:12 pm »
Are you refereeing to "Is this bitcoin’s crash-and-burn moment?" or other one ?
No there is a letter to the editor "Bitcoin's fall no surprise" - which I found interesting

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Despite reassurances from the bitcoin faithful, we may well be seeing the beginning of the end of the bitcoin bubble (Bitcoin plunges on investor jitters, January 18). This should not come as a surprise to anyone who has bothered to seriously interrogate the nature of the phenomenon.

This unregulated digital unit, created (or "mined") at great computational effort and cost and limited to 21-million units in issue (if the anonymous creators are to be believed), was touted to become a worldwide payment mechanism. This was never going to happen, simply because bitcoin in its current guise and the numerous copycats it spawned do not meet any of the criteria of an acceptable currency.

Apart from matters such as having to be a store of at least some value, a generally accepted means of payment and a unit of account, the fundamental question of who controls the volume in circulation remains unanswered. In a sense, bitcoin units are not unlike the cereal box cards of baseball heroes or Ben 10. The euphoria of "mining" these cards evaporated as soon as the supply dried up, and you can’t even show your collection of bitcoins to your grandchildren.

That the blockchain technology underlying cryptocurrencies may well find useful application in many other areas is fairly certain. Unfortunately, the mystique surrounding the technology blinded many to the risk of investing in cryptocurrencies.

Unlike the retailers and other vendors who jumped on the bandwagon and accepted cryptocurrencies, the small guys who have already or are still to lose their investments may well receive some sympathy.

Blignault Gouws
Waterkloof Ridge
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2018-01-22-letter-bitcoins-fall-no-surprise/
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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by gcr on Today at 12:34:17 pm »
Are you refereeing to "Is this bitcoin’s crash-and-burn moment?" or other one ?
No there is a letter to the editor "Bitcoin's fall no surprise" - which I found interesting
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Shares / Re: Bitcoins
« Last post by jaDEB on Today at 10:27:48 am »
Are you refereeing to "Is this bitcoin’s crash-and-burn moment?" or other one ?
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Shares / Re: Cherrypicking & Tapouts
« Last post by Moneypenny on Today at 10:08:29 am »
19 January 2018 Friday

Up:

Steinhoff +10.13%
Net1 +6.75%
Invicta +4.19%
Kaapagri +4.00%
Briat +3.70%
Sabvest +3.12% new high @ 3310
EOH +3.07%

Down:

Renergen +10.00%
BeeSasol -5.88%
MTN -3.85%
FortressB -3.37%
Assore -3.10%
Netcor -3.06%
Imperial -3.05%
Suncorp -3.02%
Sanlam -2.84%
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