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Does the fact that Coinbase holds custody of 8 out of the 11 spot BTC ETFs pose any risk?

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SOLZILLA's Big Leap: Verification, Listing, and Market Surge!

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Anyone remember Garlicoin (GRLC) one of the original reddit memecoins created from garlicbreadmemes? Well it's the the ultimate long-term store of value and moonshot

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Volatility

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I’m lucky to have stumbled into crypto for most of my life. I began mining Bitcoin in 7th grade (2011) and very lucky to work at a top 2 CEX after graduating. An ETF cycle later, I finally have a strong grasp of trading/gambling.

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I’m lucky to have stumbled into crypto for most of my life. I began mining Bitcoin in 7th grade (2011) and very lucky to work at a top 2 CEX after graduating. An ETF cycle later, I finally have a strong grasp of trading/gambling.

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I’m lucky to have stumbled into crypto for most of my life. I began mining Bitcoin in 7th grade (2011) and very lucky to work at a top 2 CEX after graduating. An ETF cycle later, I finally have a strong grasp of trading/gambling.

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I’m lucky to have stumbled into crypto for most of my life. I began mining Bitcoin in 7th grade (2011) and very lucky to work at a top 2 CEX after graduating. An ETF cycle later, I finally have a strong grasp of trading/gambling.

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Weekly Beluga Insights (ETF Week Craziness)

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Then They (REALLY) Fight You!

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Cold Storage!

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$PAI an AI utility token that is bundling all of the services a project may need in a single platform

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Some interesting thoughts...

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The Rise of Modular Blockchain - Why you should care

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BTC payments are faster than USD. Change my mind.

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It's funny to see "Parallelizable EVM" as a buzzword. Did you know UTXO chains naturally lend themselves to multi-threading?

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Manta New Paradigm (confirmed) - I bridged, now what?

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Why October 31?

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Chris Belcher (bitcoin privacy dev) still out of commission. Can anyone take over for him?

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BITCOINS RECENT RISE

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Do you think that Quantum Computing poses a threat to BTC encryption, algorithm, and/or security?

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BTC bull run OR bull shiza ?

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SOL $ZILLA hidden Solana meme 100x GEM!

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At what point would crypto become a non-risky investment?

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$SILLY could be the next $BONK on solana

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Does anyone know of a way to set like, a fee alarm?? I've got a bunch of UTXOs from DCAing which remain unconsolidated, and just need some fairly low (<50 sat/vb) fees to get them rolled up. But I hate checking blockchain daily. Need a fee alarm! Anyone know how?

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A look into BONKCOLA

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I made a Zaprite tutorial. Set up payment pages & Bitcoin invoices in minutes. Direct to your own onchain wallet, LND node, Strike/Alby/Zebedee/Unchained and plenty of others. Add a premium for fiat payments. No KYC needed to set up. Awesome experience IMO.

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You all need to tamper your expectations lol

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Sometimes that gamble can pay off when many others just keep spouting scam or buy only BTC!

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The Chart on GRT is a Thing of Beauty

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Coins/Tokens that I’ve doubled, or more, my funds on within my Portfolio this year

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HODLers accumulate 100k+ each month, LTH at ATH, STH

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Strong men HODL, this is not the time to take profit IMO. This is when you HODL long and strong, and watch short sellers get liquidated daily.

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Random micro cap I spotted...

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Proper multisig key distribution is unfeasible for most

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Reflections on DeFi opportunities, risks, and sustainable yields in a dynamic ecosystem.

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UK funds given green light for tokenisation

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Robert Prechter says Bitcoin is going to zero

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Why are Binance and Kraken being targeted by Wall Street?

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Looking at How Various Blockchains Pay Network Operators (fees vs block rewards vs inflation)

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Forget Solana, how does every other blockchain pay for it's fees?

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Javier Milei Wins Argentine Presidency With Pro-Bitcoin And Anti-Central Bank Agenda

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Supernova Shards $LFC | The Star Atlas of BSC | No One Realizes How Big This Game Will Be

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CTX (cryptex finance)seems ready to pump

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Which path do we take from here?

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Projects designed around data commodification?

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Highlights from the "Why I do or don't use DeFi borrowing"

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"Bitcoin is not crypto" just creates more confusion. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency

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My attempt to model the impact of spot ETFs (input welcomed)

r/SatoshiStreetBetsSee Post

Are you guys joining the ChainGPT Airdrop on CMC?

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Softwar - The Softwar Thesis Reviewed

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Kraken futures is, in most cases, a nightmare

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Reddit not being involved is a good thing

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Reddit's involvement is not required for community points

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Bitcoin Utility

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200MA

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Inflationary Preparedness

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Mostly rant + discussion flair: Could we take a moment to talk about CeX (and Dex) trading fees?

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Cryptocurrency exclusion - More power to more people...how?

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I’m a detective in a European country. AMA crypto related.(MOD APPROVED)

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BTC Dominance is technically setting up for a move to downside

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Tokenizing real world assets

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Why Moons are better than BAT, PRE, and SLP. IMO...

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My rules when it comes to mental health and crypto

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💁🏽‍♂️ <- - ->  <- - -> ₿

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What needs to happen for blockchain gaming to actually be a success?

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What is your controversial crypto opinion?

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Today marks 2 years that I got into crypto! Here are some learnings from this journey so far

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What do you predict for SBF's future?

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TNF Pump

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There was a post earlier today about “worst case scenario” for bitcoin, and it got taken down?

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Have influencers and bad actors already done an irreparable damage to crypto and its perception amongst the average people? Will we ever see mainstream adoption if many people's first associations to crypto are grifters and scammers?

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Countries like Iran and North Korea using crypto is extremely bullish

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It looks like LastPass is the reason why some people are missing their crypto

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Crypto in Pop Culture: How Blockchain is Making its Way into Movies and Music

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Why do people think bitcoin goods and services should be priced in BTC rather than USD?

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Most of us is here because this is a make or break for us. So be careful when watching the hype.

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Crypto never sees a bull-run again - where does that leave you?

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Why Bitcoin ETF in European Market Were Not Able To Move Market.

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What would be the price for BTC, ETH, XRP, DOGE, and XNO if they ever reach their all-time high market cap again?

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Shitcoins and Dopamine: Why it worked

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New difficulty record at block 804,384 today!

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Guide on new coins

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Realistic / Objective Outlook for BTC in the coming 5 years...

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The story of Cerberus Chain: A deleted dog coin chain, whose remaining tokens are left for trade on the Osmosis Dex

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“Digital scarcity is a one time event”

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Play to Earn - Tetris - Easy 1000%

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A look at the upgrade from MATIC to POL

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Seven Major Asset Managers File Ethereum ETF Applications

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Is it ok to leave crypto on Coinbase if you have a Coinbase One subscription?

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It is important to prepare for the Highs of Crypto

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Overview: Kraken exchange security

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Will BlackRock's Spot Bitcoin ETF application on September 2 be approved? 9 Companies with $15.34 Trillions Assets under management Are Waiting to Find Out.

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Will the SEC Approve Spot Bitcoin ETF Application of BlackRock on 2 September? 9 Companies with $15.34 Trillions Assets under management Are Waiting to Find Out.

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Guide: Web 3, what is it?

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Bitcoin... a currency?

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Guide: Crypto and web 3 games 2023/2024

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Bitcoin makes gold great again. The people’s money.

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What constitutes a Security? Or, does it pass the Howey Test?

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Leasing a car instead of buying is a poor financial choice IMO. Rent vs. mortage is slightly muddier as things like property tax + upkeep come into play

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You serious? Have you looked at the chart and done any research into halving cycles? We are hitting a new ATH in the next 3 months IMO.

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IMO there is not much upside for you in trying to convince someone else, so it’s not really worth your time and in the long run if you do it with multiple people it’s more likely to bite you than it is to benefit you or them in any way. That having been said, I think the best way in is starting with an understanding of what money is, what properties make something good money, and why certain goods have evolved to become money over time and how that processed has evolved throughout history. Michael Saylor and Robert Breedlove did a super long series about all this on the what is money show. [There is a video](https://youtu.be/kIpExiMRACM?si=3yQnEhO-uGCgEm3j) where they tried to summarize that whole series in a shorter format. I have listened to the longer one long ago, and not fully listened to the summary one, but I’d imagine it to be pretty good. Saylor is not for everyone and the way he talks turns some people off tho

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I’m going for anywhere between $120k to $550k this cycle. Probably drop to around $75-80k. Just my prediction based mainly off the log curve that it’s currently on. The following cycle is the big one you’re after IMO

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My strongest doubt is with UX. UX when interacting with Bitcoin is really poor and a lot of work still needs to be done to improve it. Muun wallet was a great example of obfuscating the complexity of the Lightning Network, but failed in high fee environment. Remembering a 12/24 seed phrase seems like a crazy thing to have to do in a world of centralised servers and cloud backups. Some wallets still show a BTC balance of 0.0015 instead of a full 0.00150000 and it drives me up the fucking wall. IMO Bitcoin wallets should have a balance pattern equal to ‘0.00 000 000’, how hard is it to put a fucking space after every three digits? Apart from UX, I don’t really have any other doubts about Bitcoin. I’ve been stacking for years because it’s the only thing that made sense to me from the moment I discovered it. I’ll never forget my lightbulb moment, realising that 1BTC in monetary value is the equivalent of 1KG in weight value or 1KM in distance. Bitcoin is an absolute unit of measurement for monetary value. Rabbit hole started from there and it’s never ending.

Mentions:#UX#BTC#IMO

im just using my own way of looking at things, I'm sure I wont time the top, but I want to be out well before it starts going down. We are currently around 400 days into this cycle IMO, last cycle's first BTC was around day 700. So I want to be out in less then 300 days from now.

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IMO your overall portfolio should be diversified. Bitcoin should make up a portion of that, 5-10% is what a lot of financial advisors recommend. Don't put all your eggs in one basket with investments. I like to hold large cap, mid cap, small cap stock funds here in the U.S. as well as international stock funds. As you get closer to retirement bond funds can be good for wealth preservation as well.

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Tough to say. It's one of those coins (including LINK, SOL and AVAX) that pumped the hardest during the BTC ETF rally. But it could just be because the coins that pumped the hardest during that rally were the coins that were shorted the most, which also happened to be the coins that had the most utility (apart from AVAX, which IMO sucks). I personally don't hold any RUNE at the moment (been buying and dumping for profit recently), but it's certainly one I'm open to buying again ... personally. NFA

Not Len Sassaman [https://twitter.com/lensassaman/status/12213554224562176](https://twitter.com/lensassaman/status/12213554224562176) I've read through a bunch of Len's twitter, and his writings, at least there, are very blunt and opinionated, the opposite of Satoshi, IMO.

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Then it’s an optimal allocation IMO 🚀

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The ECB is right about BTC being severely overvalued, and there's a risk of epic damage when this bubble pops. But they're wrong to say it has zero value. Bitcoin has intrinsic value, not underlying value, because it's not a security. Decentralization and anonymity are its main advantages over fiat and bank money. IMO, it's worth about $50, not $50k.

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Well RVN is not crazy IMO, it's just underwhelming and dev is... underwhelming too I guess. It was a joy mining it.

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Yeah, the article I read pointing to NS focused on writing style, but the really interesting detail was that he was actively writing about using cryptography for digital money right up to the creation of bitcoin, but then fell silent and had nothing to say when bitcoin was created. IMO, that only makes sense if he was involved with creating bitcoin.

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Bullish. "Why?" You ask: 9 Btc ETF's are still growing by over 2 billion a week. Grayscale and some mining companies selling Btc before the halving, but doesn't match the buyers, IMO. Supply crunch is imminent, not sure if it's 4 or 14 months out???

Mentions:#ETF#IMO

Right now we have a potential Daily Bull Flag that will be invalidated if price falls below 50.5k. We can't predict the future. Absolutely no one knows. The technicals are overall Bullish until proven otherwise. We can't just say it's going to dump because I feel like it should be dumping right here. The fundamentals are stronger than the last Bull Run IMO. Corrections are going to happen. If price falls below 50.5k we will be in weekly Consolidation and will wait for a higher low to be set. Bears have a lot of proving to do to change trends.

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Barely Sociable gives a good run down IMO of the case for Satoshi being Back. People change their opinions constantly in life, I dont think Backs actions at blockstream are much evidence he isnt Satoshi

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It's most probably hal and others IMO, he probably started and as bitcoin grew he shared the persona with more people

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(Part 2) >I know for sure my aunties aka boomers sure as hell aren't going to open up a wallet and try to pay for their haircut at the hair salon with Bitcoin. Those boomers have been hoarding money though. That's a gigantic share of the economy not willing to adopt Bitcoin, and their kids aren't going to spend their inheritances on Bitcoin either as they still fall outside of the current demographic. I wanna push back here a bit. I agree almost completely on Boomers being reticent to pay for their hair cut using bitcoin. But bitcoin being bitcoin, it has a number of uses. Boomers will absolutely leverage bitcoin in their retirement accounts based on the advice of their financial advisors. The institutional door that just blew wide open will have a lot of people from every generation adopting bitcoin at least to some degree. Some may allocate more than others, some may not allocate anything, but over time those who do adopt bitcoin will see the proof in the pudding as bitcoin outperforms most of the rest of the market. I absolutely want to push back on Gen X not fitting the demographic here. I just orange pilled my Gen X father who's a luddite. It's a subjective example, but we're definitely going to see plenty of those in this gen adopting the spot ETFs, in greater numbers than the Boomers. I have orange-pilled at least one good friend of my father's, also Gen X. My dad talks about bitcoin with his peers, and some of them are already on the bitcoin train by the time he gets to them. This is spreading, and it will continue to do so IMO. And lastly, I'd like to mention the new [Bitkey](https://block.xyz/inside/press-release-bitkey-launch)wallet, which is awesome in addressing usability concerns for those in less technologically literate generations. I think we will see attempts at addressing these concerns get better and better given time. &#x200B; >Bitcoin's stability, or lack thereof, is also a concern. It's highly volatile, primarily used as an investment tool rather than as an actual currency. At the end of the day, a currency that people trust is what matters most. For five decades, people have trusted the dollar (we are sheep, truly), which has also just been numbers on a screen, without any underlying value or natural scarcity. So, people can trust a currency even if it isn't scarce or lacks intrinsic value. However, the absence of intrinsic value, natural scarcity, and utility is a significant weakness, one that has caused issues with debt and inflation. What is the average return on a 4-year HODL? Answer: [30%](https://casebitcoin.com/charts). It's not crazy, but it is stable. Yes, it has short-term volatility, which is being subdued as it matures. Yes, it is still maturing, so it will continue to show some short-term volatility, but this volatility has been on a reliable downward trajectory. This trajectory should alleviate your concerns, but I hardly believe it should dispel them. This is something we should care about, and I agree with you on that much. At the end of the day, a currency that does not inflate is what matters most. Because, given time, we know what will happen to the strength of the currently accepted currency, it gets exponentially weaker. Inevitably, these currencies collapse in a spectacular fashion. Bitcoin is the harder money, so people will inevitably be drawn to it. This is exactly what drew people to gold in the first place. They'd seen stones and shells, then they met metal, and eventually gold. Just as people helplessly found themselves adopting gold because of its superior hardness, people will also end up adopting bitcoin for this reason (and others as well). Yes, trust and adoption are important as well, but those are second-order effects stemming from bitcoin's inherent hardness, IMO. &#x200B; >Bitcoin's decentralization has caused governments and the traditional banking system to attempt to impose laws and conditions that resist it, but that's not the only reason for its low adoption rate beyond investors and speculators. If another decentralized currency emerges, one that meets all the criteria, Bitcoin could face an existential crisis. There are many, many reasons for its low adoption rate, not least of which is the fact that it is nascent technology. And one of those concerns, as you pointed out, is the possibility for an alternative to supersede bitcoin. But, we should have competition in our monetary system and we should all seek the best one we can. Right now, I'd argue the best contender for that title is bitcoin. But in 50 years’ time, maybe it's something else. I have seen enough of bitcoin and its alternatives to know where my convictions currently lie, but dogma is antithetical to my way of life, so if bitcoin ends up losing to a superior alternative, so much for the better! If such a transition were to occur, it absolutely could not happen overnight, it would take decades. It would have to walk the same path bitcoin has walked, dealing with criticism and uncertainty just as bitcoin has done. But the thing is, bitcoin currently stands out as a shining example of what the industry should aspire to be. It's the best we've got right now, and if you would like to suggest an alternative economic product which you believe is superior, I'd gladly listen to what you had to say and why. For all its faults, and there are several, bitcoin is by far the best option we have. You yourself, already admitted getting off the gold-standard was a bad move, because you already understand just how awful this paper money shit is. So, naturally you'd examine alternatives. Gold isn't cutting it anymore, and if these outflows are a sign of things to come, then I think this is the beginning of the end for gold. Govt bonds have been a big one for a long time, but these are laughable these days. So, you could invest in index funds and pray the returns cover your inflation costs, but that's becoming a shaky proposition too. Or you could invest in specific companies, all of which are deeply entangled in the web of debt created by Keynesians with a death wish. At some point, this debt will have catastrophic effects, and I believe if they keep going it will happen in my lifetime, which is why I bet on bitcoin. I know that right now, given all I know about how diseased our world economy is and how bitcoin is either immune from or resistant to these diseases, there's noting else I need to know. But I do accept things can and likely will change, bitcoin may not end up taking a central role in our world economy, but right now there's nothing else that I could reasonably think has legitimate potential to do so. Willing to address anything I may have missed or correct any mistakes made. (this was hastily written during my slow Friday at work, shhhhhh). I would love to continue the conversation, if you would be amenable to that, thank you!

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(Part 1) I have some major issues with the intrinsic value argument. As an example, let's take water, which I think we'd both agree could be argued to have this so-called intrinsic value. Okay, so if we choose to deem water intrinsically valuable for the sake of argument, let's pose some hypothetical situations to test this. 1. A man is in the desert and he is dying from dehydration, there is no water around for hundreds of miles. He comes upon another man who has a canteen full of water he is willing to part with. How valuable is the water? One might argue it is "priceless". 2. A man is lost at sea and he begins to drown. As the salt water fills his lungs he glances over and sees the same man from before with that canteen full of water. How valuable is the water? One might argue it is useless and in fact, not valuable. See, intrinsic value is just a bunch of people who all agree that this thing, whatever it is, has intrinsic value. But this perspective is not static and has changed constantly throughout human history. It changes wildly from person-to-person, and from situation-to-situation. Because of this, it's such a strange sticking point for me. Every bitcoin maxi you meet is going to believe in bitcoin and their belief contributes to its intrinsic value. The fact that not everyone see bitcoin as valuable, does not mean that it does not possess intrinsic value. It absolutely does, but only to those who believe in it. How many people have to believe something has intrinsic value for it to be so? It's somewhat of a silly question to ask, IMO, because it's really concerned with adoption rather than intrinsic value itself. With a high enough adoption rate, the intrinsic value criticism becomes a moot point. They are two sides of the same coin. I think your real concern here deals with the adoption rate being low. Which it absolutely is, but given an examination of the data, I believe there is good reason to be optimistic here. With institutional investment now open to the ecosystem, adoption is less of an issue than it's ever been. You can check out several charts attempting to estimate the adoption rate, which can be difficult because we don't exactly know and we can't exactly know how many users there are. But, looking at wallets, [estimates](https://bitcoinmagazine.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_700/MTk1NjI3ODUwMDc2ODU3NDA1/bitcoin-adoption-estimates.webp) have been made, and [predictions](https://cointelegraph.com/news/global-bitcoin-adoption-to-hit-10-by-2030-blockware-report) have been made based on how these estimates have changed over time. But none of this is guaranteed, so of course we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, we have some ways to go yet. >Yes, Bitcoin has scarcity, but it's artificial, not natural. The limit on total coins has been programmed that way, but even with this limit, unlike gold or silver, you can replicate Bitcoin in an identical manner using an identical blockchain, endlessly. In fact, people have created versions meant to be "better," though none have found a market fit as strong as Bitcoin's. I think this falls under the naturalistic fallacy. No, bitcoin is not natural. But because it is not natural, it is, in fact, superior. This is not a dig on bitcoin as you seem to believe. We need a digital solution for money like we've needed digital solutions for communication and everything else. This is just the next step. Yes, many have and will continue to take the bitcoin open source code and make their own alternatives. They are free to do so, but this is also not a dig on bitcoin, because none of us are going to be leaving bitcoin to adopt one of the bastardizations of it. How many PoW tokens are out there? They exist, but only in obscurity. How many are completely capped and non-inflationary as bitcoin is? Again, they are out there, but as you pointed out their market is pitiful. So, anyone will be free to leave the bitcoin ecosystem at any time, which is a good thing. We should have some competition in our currencies and we should all favor the strongest one, and right now that's bitcoin. I am a pragmatist, so I am obligated to admit the real solution we're all searching for may end up being something other than bitcoin. But based on what is has done already, what it's doing today, and what I believe will happen in the future; my pragmatism obligates me to concede bitcoin is it, at least right now. >Bitcoin also lacks the utility of other currencies. You can't wait 10 minutes at the grocery store for a payment to get processed. It's not practical or acceptable. And even if vendors and customers were willing to accept a 10-15 minute delay for a payment to clear, there just aren't many vendors currently accepting Bitcoin. In many countries and cities, there are no vendors willing to accept it at all. You are looking at bitcoin's base layer, which is suited for settlement, but not as a MoE to be used for daily transactions. But layer 2 solutions, like the Lightning Network are attempting to discover how to address these concerns regarding bitcoin's utility as a currency. LN can allow for almost instant transactions at obscenely low fees. If we could declare bitcoin legal tender, then vendors would have far less concerns in accepting bitcoin for payment. However, you can already pay your AT&T cell bill using bitcoin, you can purchase computer parts on Newegg using bitcoin, you can use services such as Bitrefill to exchange your bitcoin for gift cards at a large number of major retailers. But, there are serious tax implications in many jurisdictions involved with these actions. In places where these do not exist, bitcoin actually serves quite nicely as a currency. But we must make the distinction clear between whether we are talking about L1 or L2, because this vastly changes the conversation.

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I told my auntie who is the managing director of one of the biggest banks in USA that BTC is here to stay around christmas and for the first time (as I mention it every year) she agreed with me. She was heavily against it in previous years basically as if it's an unfair scam on the system and kinda shamed me for making money from it. It's kinda turned from "this is a fad" to "this is here to stay permanently", and now mass-adoption is coming IMO.

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This is a smart move by the community IMO. The loan is going to be repaid in one year, and from what I am understanding it will come with staking rewards as interest?

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ECB is right about BTC being severely over valued, and there's a risk of epic damage when this bubble pops, but they're wrong to say it has zero underlying value. Bitcoin has inherent value, not underlying value, because it's not a security. IMO, it's worth about $50, not $50k.

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Ty you. I’m assuming the lack of response is bc you are correct IMO

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sure, bitcoin is not the most suitable means for payment, but neither is gold or silver, why aren't those considered zero fair value? IMO bitcoin is more suitable for payment than gold/silver

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Nope, just taking a deep breath before the sprint starts. IMO of course.

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> but Moons are not a secutity IMO I disagree, and it's Reddit's fault. Back before the current Arbitrum version of Moons, they were on a reddit test net only. A lot of users then bridged them to xDai (now Gnosis) When Reddit migrated to Arbitrum, they transferred everyone's balances... Everyone except the Bridge contract. They burned those moons outright. Reddit having centralized control over such decisions imo made it a security.

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IMO it's not even a political strategy. More like, if Blackrock and Fidelity approve, then it must be kind of OK. BTC has been in the fringe of mainstream for so long, we will have to get used to it being accepted by the financial system. ETFs have formed a bridge, for better AND for worse, I suspect.

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IMO I think the next trend are quantum resistant blockchains

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Kaspa solves the trilemma better than any other project while staying true to Satoshi's vision; proof of work, no premine, fair launch, etc. Top 5 is almost a certainty IMO, top 3 is probable.

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While it is true we say 'not your key not your crypto, whatever the angle of dispute is abt CEX, could we please have a clear definition abt whether a CEX can or cannot do "fractional reserve banking" (even if they have enough reserve/funds). This might be executed in subtle mechanisms/ways by a CEX. The regulation abt this is currently unclear IMO, although a certain CEX could generally make a claim it does not use customer's funds, they might have certain hidden mechanisms not being revealed. If we have a clear regulation and mechanism of surveillance abt this, (eg proof of reserve being one of it), it could lead into a more positive crypto industry improvement. A CEX that is audited and approved by renowned auditor could also get a positive accreditation

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Don't get scammed by people, don't transfer anything to unverified accounts. You can keep 30% of that to get the profit, then let the 70% stay in crypto. Then, you can convert some to be ETH and BNB, just so you will have more coins in your portfolio. BTC, ETH, and BNB are the top coins to invest IMO.

Figure out what hardware device (wallet) your gonna use (Trezor or Ledger) buy BTC on an exchange for from a BTC ATM - send your BTC to the receive address on your hardware device. Then just sit back and HODL. Make sure you secure your seed phrase and NEVER share it with anyone. (seed phrase is generated when you set up your hardware device (Ledge or Trezor best IMO)

>I'm not talking about encryption type security. im talking more along the lines of a 51% attack type thing. It's the same thing. Trying to hack Bitcoin you have only a few options, none of which are remotely feasible. 1. Brute-force generating keys until you find one that has a balance (nearly impossible) 2. Reverse engineering the private key from the public key (impossible as far as we know) 3. 51% attack With the current mind-bogglingly massive total hash rate of over *550 quintillion hashes per second*, this is also nearly impossible and completely foolish to even attempt, since those efforts would be much better allocated to buying BTC or miners anyways. 51% attacks and other network takeovers are only a concern for altcoins. &#x200B; >because bitcoin can only do 600k transactions per day. Meaning you can only update \~600k wallets once per day. Even with lightning protocol that is an extremely bleak propsect and IMO a fatal flaw. I'm not too concerned with the specifics of lightning, because it's not the only possible scaling solution. I think there will be one or multiple layer-2s and layer-3s in the future, the same as how the internet protocol developed over time. Maybe lightning will be the equivalent of UDP, or maybe it will end up being TCP, if you know what I mean. Also keep in mind that not every end user has or will have a unique address on the base layer. For example, the ETFs are very popular and are attracting a lot of inflows since they were launched, and the ETF managers are certainly not making a new Bitcoin address for every single person who buys the ETF. Same thing with exchanges. Maybe there is a cryptographic way to do this too. Of course, ideally you'd stack early and have your own Bitcoin on the base layer, it's like buying Manhattan land in the 1800s. And how did Manhattan scale? Vertically.

Barriers: yes, on one hand using bitcoin is as simple as using USD. but no one gets paid in bitcoin. And the US gov will never adopt bitcoin as it is not secure by nature (being decentralized) the very thing that sells point on the adoption of bitcoin will be the exact reason why it will never be prevalent. A government must have a secure currency which cannot be manipulated (to as far an extent as possible) to prevent foreign interference. Bitcoin has an exceptionally high barrier to be used pratrically, and i have a difficult time seeing that change due to what i said here. As far as technical barriers. the lightning protocol does seem to address that. But even the lightning protocol does seem to have limits by bitcoin. For example . . . How many active wallets do you envision with mass adoption of bitcoin? and how often should those be resolved/updated using the lightning protocol? because bitcoin can only do 600k transactions per day. Meaning you can only update \~600k wallets once per day. Even with lightning protocol that is an extremely bleak propsect and IMO a fatal flaw. with a decentralized blockchain like bitcoin you also lose a ton of flexability. Imagine 2008 without the fed able to pump money into banks. Bank runs anyone? Fiat currency and inflation are EXCEPTIONALLY powerful tools. I think they are easy to demonize as they have very obvious ways they are abused. But the power and ability they have is enormous and I don't think should be cast aside so easily.

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All perp DEXes have good product/market fit IMO, and $GMX is the OG. Too bad it ran in the bear and now price is kinda stuck. But it does check all your boxes.

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Yeah I regularly hear on podcasts people say "arbitrum as the highest transaction volume!" when they are talking about meaningless DEX bot trading. It's really hard to measure actual impact and reach. Things like reddit avatars will never have as much volume, but have significantly more impact to real humans IMO.

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IMO Robinhood is fine. Maybe you divide things up if you accumulate FU money. But, honestly, there are also downsides to self-custody that often get underemphasized.

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2 reasons: 1. IPO was coming and they couldn scale the RCPs across all of reddit and subreddits, they needed a fast solution to look good for IPO so they launched gold contributor program 2. Small scare of sec, but Moons are not a secutity IMO but that needs a bit longer discussion All in all Moons are in great probably even better position now, fully decentralized, hard capped, deflationary, kept all of the use cases and have bullrun, Arb Bridge coming in March and up to 3 more chains to bridge, distributions returning soon, more big exchanges yet to be listed and biggest crypto internet community behind them Its gonna be a wild ride

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S19s of various Th/s, some immersion cooled, many not. Careful with the 120ths, I’d recommend steering clear of them. The 90ths are lovely, nonstop no issues. Don’t even check on them anymore. Script resets them once every few days, takes few mins, they’re spot on IMO.

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IMO, no democratic Country will ban it. They will need to find a way to integrate it into their financial system, regulate it, tax it, etc. But bitcoin represents an opportunity, even for a government, not an existential threat. So eventually most Countries will accept it and work with it. Approving ETFs in the US is just an example of a step in that direction. I also don't think btc will ever replace the standard fiat (just my own opinion), but in most cases, it will complement it. It's been a fun run so far, but I think it just started.

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Appreciate the link. (I now have a headache.) 🤣 And thanks for adding to the conversation. However the “bigger issues” argument I would term as “head in sand”. To think that government entities won’t be and are not addressing this potential vulnerability and at the same time racing to exploit it themselves is IMO foolish. While I don’t expect a full on Y2K race to “fix” older tech. I also don’t fully discount it either. QC is coming, whether we like it or not. And there is a lot of new $$ coming to BTC. Not all of which is diamond handed. I just hope there can be serious discussion on this topic without a doom and gloom nor a “it will never happen” mentality.

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Inflation on it's own is rats' nest; people argue over what it means all the time. Some use it to refer to what I would call actual inflation or monetary debasement and some use CPI. These two groups do not seem to be able to come to an agreement at all, even though they're both technically correct. Just mentioning inflation as monetary debasement in some subs is a cardinal sin next to murder. IMO, it's just basic misunderstanding and a lot of that is super basic semantics. The widest divide is between the Keynesians and the Austrians. Keynesians scoff when you point out how their economic philosophy has effectively eliminated the ability to save. They'll respond that one should invest, and often describe actual saving as "hoarding". And they don't see this POV as problematic in any way. They honestly believe monetary debasement is necessary for a healthy economy and many seem to believe nigh infinite money printing isn't going to cause any longterm problems. Hope this helps, hardly exhaustive, but some quick observations I've made in this space.

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and now that the man (ETF) is going to control it, it makes it a safer bet than nvidia IMO (they can have a competitor rise up, etc)

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Should have sold when it never surpassed its ATH in the last run… l think that is a red flag right there. Sold at a loss the other day and happy to have it be over with. IMO this is going nowhere and there’s too much focus on other coins even tho I want to like it there’s just no point.

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..Or store in a fireproof safe. IMO the steel plates are unnecessary, but people in this sub LOVE them.

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IMO the issue with POS is that it centralizes control of the protocol (likely to a critical extent). With POW, capturing mining power and gaining influence on the network through market share are two completely separate attack vectors that compete with each other. It’s nearly impossible for a single entity to simultaneously outpace the market in terms of mining power AND bitcoin holdings, so it becomes very difficult to find a viable attack on the protocol. Under POS, increasing your holdings directly increases your influence on every aspect of the network, with validation nodes being the only remaining check and balance.

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I invested in Fetch.ai about 2 years ago when its price was roughly the same as now. I am now selling my bag little by little, this project didn't deliver in time IMO, didn't do any better than Bitcoin in that period. And it's now overhyped, time to sell for me.

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Isn't this just based on market cap to reduce volatility? no real significance to the weight of the holdings if so IMO

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DOT is still pushing! No reason for them to stop building, they're still a top coin IMO and can definitely make waves

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Your right, IMO the only legit ones are Doge and Shiba inu.

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It was also created to make it really freaking hard to get anything done. IMO a dysfunctional government that doesn’t do anything is better than a government that agrees to everything and passes a bunch of laws

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I mean why would you stop investing though. Especially at this point. Like if you think Bitcoin will be worth more than it is now it's dumb not to accumulate IMO

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Last I saw "Microstrategy would need to find external funding to finance its Silvergate loan at a BTC spot price of $3,561, or face liquidation". That has almost zero chance of happening at this point IMO.

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Bonk was all VC Solana hype. It's hype is gone. As for developments DYOR about shibs and bonks development. I haven't checked Bonk at all, but come on. It's a new memecoin. Also you say reddit is for noobs. Yes it is. That is the point. To find a popular memecoin for noobs to enter crypto with. Easy access to buy, hold and talk about. IMO Shib is the only chose to bring newbies into crypto. Good luck.

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Multi-sigs can be fairly complicated, and a lot can go wrong. I've seen threads where even people who understood it well, lost coin. The question to be asked, IMO, is whether it is necessary. If I thought so, I'd get a service involved that specializes in such things to help and hold a key. But, I don't see any reason a single-sig with passphrase, properly setup, isn't quite good as well, and it has some advantages. Tradeoffs, but IMO, this isn't a no-brainer.

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"Heeeeyyyy!!!! What's goin' on, everybody!!!!!!" Love him. He has some bad opinions IMO but his TA is great.

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Best thing to do, IMO is to put it into a new hardware address with security protocols that make most sense for him, including multi-sig.

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Will Clemente has good analysis, he’s worth a follow IMO.

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We can only theorize since we haven’t had another permissionless, scarce asset in the modern era to compare to. IMO, the fact that there is a finite amount of bitcoin is precisely the reason that market manipulation via large holdings is unsustainable. You can try to buy and sell large amounts to force price movements in the direction you want, but to do so indefinitely you’d need to buy more bitcoin than you sell. There’s no way to guarantee that the price will drop more when you sell than it will pump when you buy, so that’s not a viable strategy. If you’re really cocky, you might think you can get away with timing your buys/sells so that you crash the market rapidly, then buy back slowly over time or OTC to grow your stash. Like all short-term trading, I expect anyone trying this strategy to eventually get burned when the market reacts unexpectedly. If you’re even cockier than that, you can sell people paper Bitcoin that you don’t actually own, expecting to collect USD when prices are high and only purchase the bitcoin once prices are lower. This is unviable as long as Bitcoin’s price continues to appreciate over time, as the USD value owed to customers grows while your bitcoin reserve stays the same, and eventually the difference becomes apparent. tldr: I don’t see any way to consistently make money by manipulating the Bitcoin price without timing the market to an impossible degree.

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IMO, don’t get married or have a prenup. Simple as that. Also, you should look into divorce laws in your state and look into separate property vs. marital property. Here’s what I found from a lawyer’s blog/website: California follows a 50/50 law, which means that any assets that were acquired during the marriage are split equally between both spouses. However, separate property won’t be divided. Separate property is: Anything you earned or owned (or a debt) from before you married or after you separated. Anything you buy with separate property or you earn from separate property. Gifts or inheritance (to one of you) even if it was given or inherited when you were married. I would pay a few bucks to speak with a lawyer to understand what you stand to lose in a divorce without a prenup and see what can be done to protect your separate property in case you don’t want to ask for a prenup. Go into the marriage contract with your eyes wide open.

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Depends on your wage, type of job and security, and so on. Have you got any other assets to sell in cade of things going bad, so that you can cover the payments? But off the bat, I'd have to say it's not a good idea. It also depends on how solid you are mentally. Could you handle btc going underwater as soon as you buy? And it staying there for months? Imagine inflation comes back, and rates are put UP. IMO markets are way too optimistic rn. Everyone's betting on cuts in a few months. It could easily roll over on you. Look at the macro situation. We could see energy prices rising hard with these military actions going on. Its a very risky move.

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IMO, OP has already made up their mind and is looking for validation rather than the truth. Listen, I love Bitcoin too but you have to put your FOMO aside and use your head. The truth is, leveraging your home equity to buy BTC invites an incredible amount of risk into your life. It is not advisable. Never risk money you can't afford to lose. Think about any random emergency like losing your job and you suddenly need to sell your Bitcoin to pay your now huge mortgage. But BTC has not yet reached its blow off top and we took a little dip down to $38k. Oops! There is a very decent chance that could happen. Not worth it.

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You got something wrong, you only have 3 BTC. Seriously put some coins in a secret hidden address secured with a passphrase. Win-win situation IMO

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It's been super interesting to watch a company started by OG cypherpunks merge worlds from the beginning. They are taking the ... work within the system and replace slowly approach rather than the ... burn it all down and replace everything philosophy. IMO, this type of approach is based in wisdom ... but it's slow and not very exciting to the impatient. So I'm not expecting anything interesting in the following days (unless the ETH bridge comes early), or possibly even in the next year or two, at least as it relates to price action. But, there will likely be many in 5-10 years who realized they missed out on a fantastic opportunity right now. So it goes.

Mentions:#IMO#ETH

IMO this is such a wrong POV. People change with life and circumstances. The person you fall in love with and decide to get married to doesn’t have to stay as the same person throughout a marriage.

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Completely agree. If you’re a well-off person (man OR woman), you should definitely set up safety nets regardless of how “in love” you are…. ESPECIALLY if you make significantly more money than your partner. I’m not saying to be sneaky and purposely hide a large amount of assets/money from your spouse, but wanting a prenup makes perfect sense IMO.

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There is 10X more chance ETH pumps to 3.1K than BTC reaching 53K tomorrow IMO.

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Snap store is dangerous shit IMO. Gotta really watch who is publishing what there.

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Agreed they’re more likely to print and pump than not going into election season… but a stock market rug pull isn’t out of the question either. We’re at dangerous stock levels IMO that could fuck the run I’m curious how a btc halving would look with a down stock market.

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Depends what your definition of safe is. I primarily use Ethereum because I don't like the idea of bridges since mainly they are centralized. &#x200B; I own assets on L2 but only very little for this reason. &#x200B; Using tokens that were deployed onto the chain itself such as an L2 is fine IMO.

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“Doesn’t mean a desperate government won’t executive order it into confiscation” This IS the essence of why we’re here. Distribution makes it NEARLY impossible. I say nearly because, as we’ve seen in China, governments have been known to highly regulate the internet. There would need a global alliance to completely outlaw BTC. NEARLY impossible IMO. As long as the internet survives BTC survives. If the internet becomes obsolete so does civilization as we know it.

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Honestly, I feel like this would have been much more accurate in the pre-ETF space. Now that the door's open to institutional investment, I think all of us are way off on our thinking. IMO we don't have a clue how this cycle is going to play out, but it feels like it'll blow the past bull runs right outta the water.

Mentions:#ETF#IMO

It'll be roughly 2.2x of the price at halving IMO

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10% trailing gets hit pretty fast for any pair - not much room to wiggle. IMO moving your SL to under last higher low yields better results specially on longer timeframes.

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I agree he should be punished , but I also think restitution being made to victims should not only be a factor in sentencing, it should be the key factor . He should get significantly less time if victims are made whole IMO. There is precedent for this as well. I think a lot of judges would concur .

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My days of youth, and firmly into middle age are coming to an end...I don't want stack forever just to find myself old, unhealthy, the opportunity for my most enjoyable times of life are long since gone. I hear what you say, I'm taking my personal time off for me this year...ill stack in bear years, but this bitcoin stuff is meaningless to me if i cant use it to actually enjoy life and not working. I think one of the biggest travestys of mankind, we got the most amazing/complex labor saving devices in our species history, and due to some kind of flaw in our economic system, most jobs still have 1886 era 8 hour work days/40+ hours a week. WTF happened? Something in that timeline went massively awry IMO, if the same task, as homage to Adam Smith for example, manufacturing of sewing pins. The demand year over year is say largely the same/steady. SO imagine in a 10 year span, there was a 50% increase in sewing pins production for the same amount of labor, due to automation/increased productivity. 1. Now, for same amount of wages/purchasing power, instead of working 8 hours a day 5 days a week, we could meet demand at say 4 hours a day 5 days a week. Now workers aren't as overworked. Same amount of jobs, same amount of productivity, but the production increase is used to halve the time necessary for pin production. 2. What would be insane is overworking workers at a constant 8 hours a day 5 days a week, while another half of those workers just sit idle, jobless, with starvation/homelessness, inability to retire hanging over their heads while they figure out what to do. Sorry, bit of a tangent, but I guess that's where I'm coming from, i can't stand the modern work world, and if bitcoin can get me away from it for a bit in bull years, that's what I'm gonna use it for.

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This subreddit is the absolute worst it's been IMO. Instead of being able to celebrate a decent milestone, by a legit project, we get comments like "when rug" to "shitcoin". No other L1 has achieved what Hedera has. 41B transactions. Actual transactions too. I think in here we have a bunch of retail investors who can't see beyond their own bag. Hopefully you are all doing well and in the green, and I will cheer for all of you, but don't close your eyes.

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IMO, any other cold storage (Trezor, Block Stream Jade, Cold Card) weather it’s multi sig or not, is batter than Ledger. Ledger is closed source code - Open source is better from vids, books, opinions etc.

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I see it the other way round. XLM and XRP ought to behave in similar fashions IMO, so the fact that XLM has gone nowhere without the SEC on its ass suggests that XRPs lacklustre performance is not caused by the SEC.

Ayyy man on bro 0.22 btc is a lot ! More than I’d say 90% of da world easy ! So , stop lookin at that glass half empty your cup is more than halfway full IMO. Like the other guys in this thread said keep stacking and focusing on increasing your income to stack more ! You gone be good family! 💙

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Add to BTC position IMO you make the full loan payment back in profits from it.

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The *only* reason would be if you had money locked into a fund or account type you couldn't easily take out to buy spot... for example, a pension fund, 401k, IRA, etc. Even some of those I listed now have some opportunity to buy spot. &#x200B; But, nothing beats self custody spot, IMO. &#x200B; The ETF involves more risk in several areas including: fees, EO 6102 risk, etc.

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