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by Mdraf
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

But did you pay in Bitcoins? My guess is no. If you did you would easily regret it in the not so distant future if Bitcoin continues to rise in value. That's my point. People aren't using their Bitcoins very much right now — they are mostly being hoarded for speculation purposes. No one actually kn...
by Mdraf
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Heh. I don't think so. If we both agree on something, there's a decent chance we may have a point. :) Right now this is a hoarders' currency. That doesn't make it usable or functional but that may or may not change. I think it would take a lot for it to become either. It started to be usable as PS ...
by Mdraf
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Heh. I don't think so. If we both agree on something, there's a decent chance we may have a point. :) Right now this is a hoarders' currency. That doesn't make it usable or functional but that may or may not change. I think it would take a lot for it to become either. It started to be usable as PS ...
by Mdraf
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Just finished watching. I'll summarize all 27 minutes... Marc has a lot of money that he can afford to lose, thanks to Bitcoin, and he will speculate with that money in a Variable Portfolio. I feel irritated when reading your comment. Likewise, I was irritated when you used a misleading headline in...
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

You seem to be into it pretty deep too. When did you take the plunge? And why? Were you resistant at first? I dabbled about a year ago but got in more when I decided on a whim to accept payments for my business in bitcoins. It proved popular since my customers tend to be tech nerds like me, so many...
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer

Gumby wrote:  We must make banks be banks.  Of course, much of this would involve reversing the de-regulation that has occurred over the last 25 years and it appears unlikely that Congress has the gumption to do so.
Amazing! I actually agree with Roche on this :)
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Thank you Marc.  I'm a Luddite about all this. I have a whole new subject to explore...from an initial web sweep it looks to me like the exchanges that allow one to buy bitcoins with money offer terrible exchange rates :(  Which ones do you favor? I'd like to drop a few bucks in there and see what h...
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer

Gumby wrote:...  And as long as that banking oligopoly is a private for profit industry ...
Gumby, is Roche advocating a nationalization of banks? I didn't think so but I may be wrong.
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Pointedstick wrote: Oh, China. ::)

I don't use an online wallet for just that reason. It's less convenient, but safer.
Thanks.  Not knowing anything about it I thought an online wallet was required. After reading your post I found and downloaded one to my PC.
by Mdraf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 77286

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

I know nothing about Bitcoins but followed this thread and created a wallet:

13iQ3FuyrhrU3f8wmBSm9WymKerNkh1ka4

Then I happened to read this today

A Bitcoin Exchange Holding $4.1 Million For 1,000 Customers Has Simply Vanished
by Mdraf
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Back from Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Back from Europe

...When they spot a late model Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari... Now Mercedes, BMW I believe, but Ferrari? It's Italy man!  :) Only foreigners own Ferraris and Maseratis in Italy! BTW, today's news about Chase limiting cash transactions and canceling international outgoing wire transfers is troubling...may...
by Mdraf
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Back from Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Back from Europe

Noticed the MR discussion is still going on :)  Amazing.  Anyway a couple of points to report relevant to this forum.  Italy: all cash transactions above 1000 Euros  are prohibited. Financial Police (yes, it's a police force) have access to ALL credit card transactions and are filtering the large on...