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Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 23rd June 2022, 08:38 PM
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Posted By carlitos
Cryptos pull many of the same offshore...

Cryptos pull many of the same offshore shenanigans as poker sites did. Key example would be Tether moving from bank to bank to bank before settling at Deltec in the Bahamas. Enforcement and KYC would...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 23rd June 2022, 08:34 PM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Bitcoin - Part 3

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The coins I listed are all “stable” coins that lost their dollar peg and crashed, because in reality they weren’t worth $1. USDFlex is in a death spiral today. Tether is the next big...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Now do UST, TITAN, OUSD, Basis Cash, Digital...

Now do UST, TITAN, OUSD, Basis Cash, Digital Dollar, SafeCoin or USDN … or wait 3 months and do USDT.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 07:41 PM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Be careful. The last time bitcoin crashed, in...

Be careful. The last time bitcoin crashed, in 2019, people repacked their mining graphics cards into original packaging and returned them, and some of them were totally thrashed but sold as “new...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
It’s a zero-sum game. Those that got in early...

It’s a zero-sum game. Those that got in early can’t get real money out unless retail buyers come in with actual currency. That’s why we saw all of the Super bowl ads, NFTs and affinity marketing. ...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th June 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Regulating things like tokens and coins as...

Regulating things like tokens and coins as securities, since they are securities. The bought-and-paid-for senators want to regulate coins as we regulate commodities like gold or corn, which is much...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th June 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Good point - I would love it if we could work...

Good point - I would love it if we could work toward programs that give people more meaning in their lives and leave them less susceptible to addiction to substances or gambling.

ETA - I wouldn't...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Not so much right now. ...

Not so much right now.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220614/13d80cc14260f006bf0d5617ec5f4f0c.jpg
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Thanks for sharing that. Saylor’s insanity has...

Thanks for sharing that. Saylor’s insanity has his company about to get margin called on a few billion dollars worth of bitcoin that they borrowed to buy at average cost of around $30.000.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
This guy, last December, advised people to...

This guy, last December, advised people to mortgage their houses and buy bitcoin at around $40.000.


Michael Saylor’s current twitter profile pic. Keep in mind this guy is CEO of a public...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Bitcoin - Part 3

The largest exchange for trading bitcoin (by a LOT) just paused bitcoin trading. Whatever their excuse, this is to allow big exchanges to move their liquidity that they pulled from the failing...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th June 2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Yes everything that ever happens will only have a...

Yes everything that ever happens will only have a “temporary effect” on a volatile asset like bitcoin so that point is completely specious. Bitcoin going to $0.01 would be temporary as would...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 10th June 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
In theory, an individual can store bitcoin on a...

In theory, an individual can store bitcoin on a usb drive in their pocket, no problem. However, that bitcoin derives its value from its interactions with the broader financial markets. People who...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 10th June 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Your arguments are inconsistent. One one...

Your arguments are inconsistent.

One one hand, the original intent for bitcoin was to be a decentralized currency / payment system, but you seem to argue that this is no longer true. So it's a...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 9th June 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 420,017
Posted By carlitos
Artificial Intelligence Software creates very...

Artificial Intelligence Software creates very dark humor - seen on the twitter.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FUuYu2lXEAAFpxE?format=jpg&name=small
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th June 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Without stablecoins, bitcoin has a bit of a...

Without stablecoins, bitcoin has a bit of a problem integrating into financial markets, no?
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th June 2022, 08:49 AM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Landlord put the deposit into a "store of value"...

Landlord put the deposit into a "store of value" - what's the problem? :)
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 29,499
Posted By carlitos
Public hearings start in prime time TV next...

Public hearings start in prime time TV next Thursday. Trump and his guys are allegedly trying to "counter-program" on conservative news outlets, plus Rudy probably needs a rapid-response person for...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 29,499
Posted By carlitos
Rudy Giuliani just hired "Manhattan madam" ...

Rudy Giuliani just hired "Manhattan madam" (https://www.mediaite.com/politics/meet-rudy-giulianis-new-pr-guru-the-manhattan-madam-who-ran-new-yorks-top-prostitution-ring/)as his PR person. She's a...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th May 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
I think you're right - the Build Finance...

I think you're right - the Build Finance governance token thing was around $470M. It just shows the limits of putting your real, hard-earned money into a decentralized protocol where people can post...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th May 2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
Just a heads-up that I won’t be replying anymore...

Just a heads-up that I won’t be replying anymore so you get the last word.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 28th May 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
I’m not going to go through the thread and...

I’m not going to go through the thread and multi-quote everything to point out where my interlocutor starts the dishonest argumentation with straw men and false binaries.

Enjoy the weekend....
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th May 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Imagine if you started engaging honestly, how...

Imagine if you started engaging honestly, how much the discussion would improve.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th May 2022, 10:47 AM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
This is kind of interesting - the bitcoin futures...

This is kind of interesting - the bitcoin futures ETF by Grayscale is undervalued by a quarter. Which means that around 3% of the global bitcoin supply is stuck in a fund that is only worth 75% of...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th May 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
When I say "they" I do not mean that "I" believe...

When I say "they" I do not mean that "I" believe something. Few understand this.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 10:05 AM
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Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
% of stolen property in USA recovered, per FBI...

% of stolen property in USA recovered, per FBI estimate = 29%

Far and away, the most common stolen item to be recovered is a car, at 56%.

Currency stolen is only recovered 2.6% of the time.
...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 08:05 AM
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Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
Ad hominem, straw man, appeal to emotion, etc. ...

Ad hominem, straw man, appeal to emotion, etc. You are not doing well here.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 06:51 AM
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Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
This is the wall st. journal, but I didn't have...

This is the wall st. journal, but I didn't have to register to read it. A credulous, piece of crap of an article pumping NFTs as a way to create a secondary market using the blockchain. I hope that...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
ST said "fraudulent or otherwise illegal...

ST said "fraudulent or otherwise illegal transactions can be cleanly remedied," not "all easily remedied." I think that we all understand that identity theft is a thing and it can be difficult to...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th May 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Who said it was a conspiracy theory? Bitcoin...

Who said it was a conspiracy theory? Bitcoin maxis are quite open about their intentions and goals. They want to own this currency that will dominate the world financial markets, and if I don't buy...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
Imagine being a multi-billion dollar company, a...

Imagine being a multi-billion dollar company, a leader within an industry that suffers from literally hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fraud and theft every single month for the past 2 years....
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,836
Posted By carlitos
If it's really valuable enough to use in his...

If it's really valuable enough to use in his terrible TV show, he could just buy the same character on a different background. There are up to 10,000 apes that would work, but I see one in particular...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 25th May 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
I would not call bitcoin a Ponzi scheme, but it...

I would not call bitcoin a Ponzi scheme, but it deflationary to the point of being evil. If there will only ever be 21 million coins, and probably 3 or 4 million are already lost, and you gotta get...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 19th May 2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,399
Posted By carlitos
If anyone finds this topic of interest, they...

If anyone finds this topic of interest, they might like "Abercrombie and Fitch: White Hot" on Netflix. Brand stays unwoke; goes broke, gets woke, goes somewhat less broke, etc.
Forum: USA Politics 17th May 2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 34,506
Posted By carlitos
In the wheelchair, we won’t be able to see his...

In the wheelchair, we won’t be able to see his zipper down.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 17th May 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FS-Ux8VUcAET7zF?format...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FS-Ux8VUcAET7zF?format=jpg&name=small
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 17th May 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
This is true.

This is true.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th May 2022, 09:55 AM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
People started freaking out about inflation...

People started freaking out about inflation around 6 months ago. The delta between Bitcoin and the US dollar is 60% during that time.

https://i.imgur.com/BTjXbgD.png

Edited to shrink...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th May 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
I know that Tether reaches into a lot of...

I know that Tether reaches into a lot of institutional money, but I'm very skeptical that the noise created by a broader crypto collapse will seriously harm global markets, any more than a pandemic,...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th May 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
I just peeked at the very first thread in part...

I just peeked at the very first thread in part one of this thing, from 10 years ago. It was about the most important currency in the history of currency, superior to all other currencies in...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th May 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Not “only” bitcoin, no. Even on bitcoin beach...

Not “only” bitcoin, no. Even on bitcoin beach today, only a tiny fraction of transactions are done with Chivo (bitcoin). Most is in US dollars and credit cards.
...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th May 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
One reason might be gas fees.

One reason might be gas fees.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th May 2022, 09:35 AM
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Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
When volatility happens, these exchanges develop...

When volatility happens, these exchanges develop convenient technical glitches, and retail investors get screwed while institutional money and insider trading gets a leg up.

They can basically do...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 12th May 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
On the bright side, by the time many of you read...

On the bright side, by the time many of you read this there will be trillions of new $LUNA coins freshly minted. Get a digital wheelbarrow and scoop some up, cheap.

ETA - never mind, Binance...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 12th May 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Not your keys, not your coin. ...

Not your keys, not your coin.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220512/a2e10c5b2eb0ec40daeb0d8fc16858c8.jpg
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 12th May 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Sure you can take your money, just not during...

Sure you can take your money, just not during "scheduled maintenance" that happened while Tether's peg went back up 2 cents to $1USD.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th May 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Lol. ARKK is bullish. ...

Lol. ARKK is bullish.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220512/d3e64cb9e724bc067e8fdd3920012102.jpg
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th May 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 25,825
Posted By carlitos
You spelled MIT dot EDU wrong. Try again?

You spelled MIT dot EDU wrong. Try again?
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th May 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Something that will affect BTC is starting to...

Something that will affect BTC is starting to slip right now.

The crooks at Bitfinex / Tether will probably find duct tape and band-aids for today, but Tether can't last forever. Janet Yellen...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th May 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 166,030
Posted By carlitos
Terra (UST) spent may 8-9 losing its peg to the...

Terra (UST) spent may 8-9 losing its peg to the dollar. This is an algorithmic stable coin that is tied to $LUNA. Do Kwon (spelling?) , the founder, sunk a bunch of fake money to buy more fake money...
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