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Old 03-30-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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What is crypto for u?
This is rly important question, so, which cryptocurrency u use and why? Thinking about trading, cus i know some guys who have big profit from crypto
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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not much talk of crypto her anymore since crypto crashed , boy can you imagine if after hitting a record high the stock market plunged 65% ?
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Crypto has not crashed, but sooner or later it will. For the US only the Federal government can issue money. Sooner or later, if it becomes a big enough issue, it will not be allowed.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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It's high risk. If you are comfortable with high risk, give it a study and when you think you know enough about it, go ahead and jump in.

However, it's not the best idea to take investment advice off of a public forum where you have no idea about the skill level or the agenda of the posters
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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It's high risk. If you are comfortable with high risk, give it a study and when you think you know enough about it, go ahead and jump in.

However, it's not the best idea to take investment advice off of a public forum where you have no idea about the skill level or the agenda of the posters
The problem is, the more you studied it and knew about it, the less likely you would be to go ahead and jump in.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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Crypto currencies are NOT MONEY.. at least not yet.

To be a viable 'money' it must become three things:

A medium of exchange, which is demands reliable stability in cross-currency valuations.
A store of value, i.e. not like a head of lettuce which rots very quickly.
A measure of relative worth of goods and services.

To do this cryptos must have durability, portability, divisibility, uniformity, limited supply, and acceptability.

They appear to be durable and are certainly portable, but they are NOT STABLE relative to each other or established fiat currencies.
The rise of alt-coins challenges the 'limited supply' notion, but honestly, nothing but gold retains that quality any more.

But it is in acceptability where the cryptos falter, thus destroying stability and undermining faith in it's value.
It does not matter much that YOU believe in cryptos, but it matters immensely whether you believe that OTHERS believe, and will therefore accept YOUR cryptos.

Until these conditions are met it will remain primarily a speculative commodity for greed-based punters.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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When it comes down to it, anonymous money is just a buzzword for places like my office. I can use the usd, canadian dollar, british pound, euro, yen, etc. with no foreign transaction fee via Fidelity and I believe Charles Schwab offer similar. I don't need some global currency riding on top of that. The concept of an unregulated currency is also rather pointless to me. Why would you buy something with something that fluctuates vs something that's stable? My slice of pizza is $1 be it today, yesterday, tomorrow, or 10 years ago. With the idea of crypto, it could be $1 today, $2 tomorrow, and 50 cents by next Friday. It's kinda like why we don't use gold and silver alongside the USD in America. I feel like there's a benefit to having uniformity in this regard.

And how does one guarantee adoption of a unregulated 'currency'? The dumpling and bodega places I go to ain't going to drop the USD. They don't even except credit cards. I'm not going to maintain two separate balances, and I guarantee countries will make bank on the conversion charges.

Now the underlying technology is the interesting aspect. However, I don't know enough to comment. When the concept of a blockchain first came out, I had issues with envisioning its sustainability. We'll see what happens. If Wall St enables seamless settlement times, I'll probably disable my margin account lol!
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I made a fairly decent amount of money last year trading ethereum. I got out in early December, and kept what was then $100 of ethereum. That's worth $46.23 right now. I thought about reentering in the $500 range, but didn't. We're now down to $376 on Coinbase. Until there is some evidence of stabilization, I'm not going to try and catch that falling knife.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Crypto has not crashed, but sooner or later it will. For the US only the Federal government can issue money. Sooner or later, if it becomes a big enough issue, it will not be allowed.
really , what would you call an investment in anything that lost 65% of its value in a few months with most of it in just weeks .?
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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You are buying one of many but finite answers to a math problem.

These math problems can be easily substituted. There are hundreds of cryptos you can invest in.

So ask yourself, what exactly are you buying and why does it have value?
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